Category Archives: Shortwave Radio Reviews

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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A review of the Elad FDM-S2 software defined receiver

The following review originally appeared in the November 2014 issue of The Spectrum Monitor magazine. At the Dayton Hamvention this year, I made it a special point to check out the Italian radio manufacturer, Elad. Although I’ve known about Elad … Continue reading

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The SWLing Post 2014-2015 Shortwave Radio Buyer’s Guide

The following article originally appeared in the November 2014 issue of The Spectrum Monitor magazine. Although many large government shortwave broadcasters are departing the shortwave radio scene, there’s no shortage of great products being introduced to it. Indeed, growth in … Continue reading

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Shoot-out results: Top ultra-portable shortwave

Thanks to all who participated in our ultra-portable shoot-out! A little over a week ago, I posted recordings of shortwave broadcasts, weak and strong, in an attempt to evaluate which recording–thus which radio–our listeners prefer. I conducted this test on … Continue reading

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Jay Allen reviews the Eton Traveler III

A big hat tip to SWLing Post reader, John, who shares this link to Jay Allen’s review of the Eton Traveller III via the excellent Herculodge blog. Teaser? Jay comments that the Eton Traveler III “offers the best AM reception … Continue reading

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