Category Archives: Reviews

2014 WRTH: A look inside

I received my copy of the 2014 World Radio and TV Handbook (WRTH) directly from the publisher a few days ago, just prior to a 24 hour power outage. As many SWLing Post readers know, I always look forward to … Continue reading

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CommRadio CR-1 and WRTH: Power outage essentials

Like much of North America, we’re currently experiencing record low temperatures and strong winds here at our mountain home. This morning, I woke to no power and no Internet. My iPhone still works though, hence the ability to publish this … Continue reading

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Jay Allen’s review of the Tecsun PL-880

Check out Jay Allen’s website for his excellent review of the Tecsun PL-880. I believe Jay’s PL-880 has firmware version 8819, while our review unit has version 8820. As Jay points out, with either firmware version you’ll get great overall … Continue reading

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The sixth edition of The Worldwide Listening Guide

I’m very pleased to have just received the 6th edition of John Figliozzi’s Worldwide Listening Guide (WWLG). This is the latest updated version of the guide I reviewed last year. As I said then, you may want a copy of the … Continue reading

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Important note about Tecsun PL-880 firmware versions

It seems that there are some important differences emerging between PL-880 firmware versions. You may have noted that the PL-880 I reviewed yesterday has a firmware version of 8820. I purchased my PL-880 through eBay seller, Anon-Co. As far as … Continue reading

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Mike gives the Sangean PR-D15 high marks on AM

SWLing Post reader (and my good friend) Mike Kitchen writes of his new Sangean PR-D15: Having had the Sangean PR-D15 radio for about 10 days, I’m developing a respect for it. With what I’ve learned in its use, there is … Continue reading

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SWLing.com’s 2013 Holiday Shortwave and Radio Gift Guide

One of the most popular posts on the SWLing Post each year is the annual Holiday Radio Gift Guide. I started this annual post in 2010 when I realized that it would be easier than answering an in-box full of … Continue reading

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