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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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RadioShack liquidation sales

One of my local RadioShack stores is closing and liquidating all of the merchandise and store fixtures. I’ve visited the store twice and found that the best bargains come from the components cases where everything was marked at least 70% off. … Continue reading

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“Less plug” and much “more play”–!

Aw, gee–you know you’ve made it the in the world when the talented and inimitable Jeff Murray (K1NSS) takes the Mickey out of you with his quirky vintage-style imagery.  This time, it was yours truly that got a dose of the Murray treatment… … Continue reading

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Mike’s RadioShack Model 2000669 modification to prevent station memory loss

SWLing Post contributor, Mike (W5RST), writes: This is a follow-up to my mini-review of the new Radio Shack model 2000669 receiver. Overall, I continue to be quite happy with this receiver, however, I think the loss of memories and time when … Continue reading

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A review of the Kaito KA29 / Degen DE29

While doing a somewhat random search on Amazon a few weeks ago, I stumbled upon a radio with a model number that I didn’t recognize–the Kaito KA29. The form factor of the KA29 is very reminiscent of the Degen DE1129 … Continue reading

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PCJ’s North American schedule posted

Many thanks to Keith Perron who shares PCJ’s new North American broadcast schedule via Global 24 on 9,395 kHz: Program Schedule – North America Saturday 0000UTC – Media Network Plus 0700UTC – Switzerland In Sound 0730UTC – Focus Asia Pacific … Continue reading

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Wilco’s “Yankee Hotel Foxtrot” and shortwave radio

After posting our articles about Joe Strummer and Peter Gabriel, Mike Barraclough writes: “Wilco’s Yankee Hotel Foxtrot is my favourite shortwave radio related album, I was a fan of the band anyway so when I read about the theme I … Continue reading

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