Category Archives: Reviews

Dave reviews the Kenwood R-1000

My buddy, Dave Zantow (N9EWO), has apprised me of a new review he has published of the classic Kenwood R-1000 receiver. Dave comments that he doesn’t normally review discontinued sets anymore, but he made an exception for the R-1000 as it “was so unique/good and … Continue reading

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My new (to me) Sony ICF-2001 shortwave radio

A few weeks ago, I made an impulse purchase: a Sony ICF-2001. Perhaps it was the post about John Lennon’s ICF-2001, or perhaps it was the simple fact I couldn’t afford a ‘2001 when I was a kid; either way, I … Continue reading

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Gary DeBock’s 2015 Ultralight Radio Shootout Review

Gary DeBock, acclaimed innovator in the realm of Ultralight DXing, has recently completed a exhaustive comparison of five popular Ultralight radios: the C.Crane CC Pocket, the Sangean DT-400W, the Eton Traveler III, the Tecsun PL-310ET, and the C.Crane CC Skywave. In this excellent guest post, … Continue reading

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Software Defined Receivers (SDRs) for the visually impaired listener

At the 2015 Winter SWL Fest, I co-hosting a forum on Software-Defined Radios.  Afterwards, a radio friend–who happens to be visually impaired–approached me to ask: “What is the best SDR for those who are blind or visually impaired?” I’d never been asked … Continue reading

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Ray compares his JRC NRD-515 and CommRadio CR-1a

SWLing Post reader, Ray (WB8VDS) recently commented: “I have continued to run A/B comparisons between my CR-1a and an NRD-515. Digital to Analog competition. My NRD-515 has been a station favorite for many years. I find the two radios are … Continue reading

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Review of the SSTRAN AMT3000 AM transmitter kit

Regular SWLing Post readers know that I’m a sucker for vintage radios––especially those of the WWII era. Indeed, I’m pretty much a fan of anything from the 1930s and 40s. I love the technology of that era and have an affinity … Continue reading

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A review of the Tecsun PL-680 with reader survey results

When I heard early reports about the new Tecsun PL-680, I was already wondering how it would stack up alongside other Tecsun portables. An early photo of the Tecsun PL-680 revealed how very similar it is, indeed, to the Tecsun PL-600, which has been … Continue reading

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