Category Archives: Shortwave Radio

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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Video: Dave’s “Sproutie” home-brew regenerative receiver in action!

My good buddy, Dave Richards (AA7EE), has just posted videos of his home-brew regenerative receiver–nicknamed “The Sproutie.” [You may recall an earlier post about this very receiver.] Below, you’ll find a video where Dave tunes in broadcasters with The Sproutie–she certainly … Continue reading

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Mike’s mini review of the RadioShack Model 2000669 shortwave radio

Regarding the performance of the RadioShack Model 2000669 portable radio, SWLing Post reader, Mike, comments: I picked one up today, and overall, I’m impressed. It does have complete coverage from 2.5 to 26.1 MHz as advertised, and overall, it has very … Continue reading

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New RadioShack portable AM/FM/SW radio?

SWLing Post reader, Paul, points out this RadioShack model 2000669 portable radio and asks, “Is this a new RadioShack shortwave radio?” Very good question! Though I haven’t been inside a RadioShack in a couple of months, I’ve never noticed this … Continue reading

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Tecsun PL-660 price drop on Amazon

My good buddy, Mike (K8RAT), has informed me that the price of the silver Tecsun PL-660 has dropped to $101.18 (shipped) via Amazon.com. As Mike comments, this is a great value. Click here to view on Amazon.

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November 22: Global 24 testing 9465 kHz

Global 24 writes: 0000 UTC on November 22  running for 24 hours we will be testing on 9465.  Let us know if you can hear it and how well you can hear it. Please send eception reports to: qsls@global24radio.com

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Chelmsford Calling adds shortwave relay in Finland

(Source: Southgate ARC) The Chelmsford Calling World Service produced by Jim Salmon 2E0RMI has added a shortwave relay from Finland Chelmsford Calling is currently relayed on shortwave by Radio Miami International WRMI on the 2nd Friday of each month at … Continue reading

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