Category Archives: Reviews

A review of the Elad FDM-S2 software defined receiver

The following review originally appeared in the November 2014 issue of The Spectrum Monitor magazine. At the Dayton Hamvention this year, I made it a special point to check out the Italian radio manufacturer, Elad. Although I’ve known about Elad … Continue reading

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The SWLing Post 2014-2015 Shortwave Radio Buyer’s Guide

The following article originally appeared in the November 2014 issue of The Spectrum Monitor magazine. Although many large government shortwave broadcasters are departing the shortwave radio scene, there’s no shortage of great products being introduced to it. Indeed, growth in … Continue reading

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Mike’s mini review of the RadioShack Model 2000669 shortwave radio

Regarding the performance of the RadioShack Model 2000669 portable radio, SWLing Post reader, Mike, comments: I picked one up today, and overall, I’m impressed. It does have complete coverage from 2.5 to 26.1 MHz as advertised, and overall, it has very … Continue reading

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Dave recommends the CCrane “Witness Plus” AC Adapter

Many thanks to Dave Zantow who shares the following: CCrane “Witness Plus” AC Adapter Review Now Posted : The CCrane 5 volt USB-mini REGULATED AC power adapter (for the Witness +) is perfect for use with OTHER USB radios and … Continue reading

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Ultra Portable Shoot Out: Which radio do you prefer?

I’ve been traveling this week, but found the opportunity to hold another shortwave portable shoot-out. (You may recall the weak signal shoot out earlier this year.) This time, I’m comparing three popular ultra portable radios, namely, the: CountyComm GP5/DSP (a.k.a. Tecsun … Continue reading

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Jay Allen reviews the Eton Traveler III

A big hat tip to SWLing Post reader, John, who shares this link to Jay Allen’s review of the Eton Traveller III via the excellent Herculodge blog. Teaser? Jay comments that the Eton Traveler III “offers the best AM reception … Continue reading

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Video: Tom reviews the Eton Traveller III

I just discovered that SWLing Post reader, Tom Stiles, has made a video review of the new Eton Traveller III: Tom is a great fellow (usually posts as “Another Tom” in our comments!) and has an extensive collection of radio … Continue reading

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