Category Archives: Shortwave Radio Reviews

Dan compares the McKay-Dymek DR33-C6 to three other benchmark receivers

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Dan Robinson, who shares this YouTube video comparing four of his receivers: the McKay Dymek DR33-C6, the East German made RFT EKD 515, Japan Radio Company NRD-301A, and his Watkins Johnson 8718A/MFPWJ WJ .

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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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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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