Category Archives: Shortwave Radio Index

Do you own a Quantum shortwave radio?

Several of you have written to me in the past few months asking about the new Quantum analog shortwave radios found on eBay. The prices for the various models are anywhere between $20-40 US. I’ve resisted checking into these radios as … Continue reading

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Could the DR111 DRM Radio be the portable we’ve been waiting for?

One of the reasons DRM (Digital Radio Mondial) has struggled to gain global popularity is that there has yet to be a portable radio solution with universal appeal. Perhaps the future Chengdu NewStar Electronics DR111 DRM Radio will change that? According … Continue reading

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Shortwave Radio Index now has tags for country of origin

Several readers have written to ask where various shortwave radios are manufactured, and if there are models that are manufactured outside of China. By and large–with the exception of one Sony model–shortwave portables are manufactured in China, with a few possibly … Continue reading

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The most durable portable shortwave radios for traveling

I receive a lot of emails from SWLing.com readers, quite often from those who about to embark upon international travel–sometimes to remote locations–and who are looking for a durable travel shortave radio.  These travelers are looking for a basic travel … Continue reading

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Silicon Labs Si4734 DSP-based shortwave radios

I have gone through our Shortwave Radio Index (SWRI) and tagged every portable radio that is based on the Silicon Labs Si4734 DSP chipset. The Si4734 has been one of the biggest innovations to happen to portable receivers in recent … Continue reading

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