Category Archives: Shortwave Radio Reviews

Bob’s review of the C.Crane CC Skywave

SWLing Post reader, Bob C., recently shared his review of the C.Crane CC Skywave portable radio: Well, I just received my new CC Skywave radio and it’s terrific! I own a lot of portable radios (including several Tecsun DSP sets), … Continue reading

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Guy’s review of the Babson DS-858

SWLing Post contributor, Guy Atkins, writes: My “bargain bin” $13.99 portable Basbon DSP receiver arrived yesterday from China while I was out of town. That was fortunate for the little radio, as my absence allowed it another day of life … Continue reading

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Update: Sangean ATS-405 review

After publishing my initial review of the Sangean ATS-405 on July 25, I contacted Sangean and requested a sample radio for comparison purposes. Back story:  there were some receiver performance issues that I suspected may have been tied to my particular ATS-405 unit. … Continue reading

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Update: Sangean ATS-405 initial review

After publishing my initial review of the Sangean ATS-405, I received feedback from several ATS-405 owners (via comments and email–thank you!) who do not have the internally-generated DSP “birdies” that plague my receiver on 800 and 1600 kHz AM. I … Continue reading

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Mike’s thrift store find: a Panasonic RF-888

SWLing Post contributor Mike (K8RAT) writes: I happened upon a good find of a vintage radio recently when I visited my local Goodwill store in a small city in Ohio. Among the electronic equipment on a shelf I discovered a … Continue reading

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Initial review of the Sangean ATS-405

Just last week, I received the new Sangean ATS-405 on loan from Universal Radio. Though I’ve only had the radio for a week, I thought I’d share a few un-boxing photos (by request) and my initial impressions/review of this radio. Unboxing … Continue reading

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A review of the SDRplay RSP software defined receiver

The following review originally appeared in the May 2015 issue of The Spectrum Monitor magazine. Good things often come in small packages.  But not all of these things are…well, affordable. Ironically, earlier this year, just after I began to evaluate … Continue reading

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