Category Archives: Reviews

A review of the TitanSDR Pro software defined receiver

The following review originally appeared in the May 2015 issue of The Spectrum Monitor magazine. It’s no secret…I’m a bit of an SDR geek. Yes, after discovering the power of software-defined radios a few years ago, I’m hooked: SDR listening … Continue reading

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Improving audio fidelity with JBL C2PS monitor speakers

Last year at the W4DXCC conference in Sevierville, Tennessee, I spent some quality time with Bob Heil (K9EID). Bob is the mastermind behind Heil Sound as well as the host of HamNation, a show devoted to all aspects of amateur radio––yet this job … Continue reading

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Jay’s review of the Sony TFM-8000W

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Ron, who shares this link to Jay Allen’s review of the classic Sony TFM-8000W. Last year, at the Dayton Hamvention, I picked up a Sony TFM-1600W; I find it to be an amazingly sensitive radio with … Continue reading

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Tecsun PL-380: Murray’s new travel radio

SWLing Post reader, Murray, recently took the Tecsun PL-380 with him on a trip to view the solar eclipse and then to Morocco for an extended excursion. He writes: We flew out of Billund Denmark for the [solar] eclipse flight. A … Continue reading

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Tinkering with the Credit Card Crystal Radio

A few weeks ago, we published a short post about a credit card crystal radio from an eBay seller in the UK. I purchased a kit–at $17-18 US shipped, it’s quite a modest investment for what might be a fun little project. … Continue reading

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This shortwave listener gives the Grundig G2 a positive review

Regarding the Grundig G2, SWLing Post reader “Shortwave Listener 22007″ recently commented: I have owned this radio for about 2 months, here are the things I have noticed… The good: The G2 has shortwave reception almost matching that of my … Continue reading

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Portable antennas: a review of the Par Electronics EF-SWL

Last August and part of September, I traveled through the US with the CommRadio CR-1 and a couple of portable antennas: the Par Electronics EF-SWL and  NASA PA-30. I had the opportunity to try both in the field, and took notes as I … Continue reading

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