Category Archives: Shortwave Radio Reviews

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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Reader Survey: Comparing the Tecsun PL-660 and PL-680 on AM shortwave

[Update: Please note that this survey has been closed, but the audio samples–labeled Radio A and Radio B–will remain to allow others the opportunity to make an evaluation prior to reading the PL-680 review.] [Update 2: The PL-680 review and … Continue reading

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Tom Stiles’ Eton Satellit video reviews

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Thomas Ally, who points out that Tom Stiles has published an array of videos featuring the Eton Satellit. The actual reviews and features begin with TRRS #0446. Click here to view the complete Eton Satellit … Continue reading

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Allan’s video review of the CountyComm GP5/SSB

SWLing Post contributor, Dave Zantow (N9EWO), writes: Allan’s (W2AEW) excellent “You Tube” Video has just been posted here on the CountyComm GP-5/SSB: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuEPJ3qGu_g Many thanks for sharing this video, Dave! Readers: I suggest you check out the library of informative … Continue reading

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Review of the C. Crane CC Skywave portable radio

While electronics manufacturer C. Crane offers a number of unique AM/FM radios, including some of the best portable medium wave receivers on the market, they’ve traditionally only had two models of shortwave radio––namely, the CCRadio-SW, and the CCRadio-SWP. Earlier this … Continue reading

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Coming soon: C. Crane CC Skywave review

C. Crane has sent me their new CC Skywave shortwave portable for review. I’ve been using it since Friday and have started putting together a quick review. If you have any thoughts or questions, please comment and I’ll try to address … Continue reading

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Elad FDM-S2: Eric’s method of mitigating strong local signals

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader Eric Cottrell, who writes: “Thanks for your excellent review of the Elad FDM-S2. I bought one and received it yesterday. I tried out the software earlier this week by downloading 4GB of sample files … Continue reading

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