Tag Archives: Alinco DX-R8T

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

Posted in Ham Radio, New Products, News, Portable Radio, Radios, Reviews, Shortwave Radio, Shortwave Radio Index, Shortwave Radio Reviews, Software Defined Radio, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

The best shortwave receiver for your boat or yacht

SWLing Post reader, Bob, recently emailed the following question: “My wife and I live on a boat and plan to go to the Bahamas this season. We cannot afford to install a SSB radio – costs $7K to $8K. But we need … Continue reading

Posted in Ham Radio, How To, Mediumwave, Radios, Retailers, Reviews, Shortwave Radio | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

SWLing.com’s 2012 Holiday Shortwave and Radio Gift Guide

One of the most popular posts on the SWLing Post each year is the annual Holiday Radio Gift Guide. I started this annual post in 2010 when I realized that it would be easier than answering an in-box full of … Continue reading

Posted in Emergency Preparedness, Radio Gift Guide, Radios, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Using and setting up the Alinco DX-R8T/E receiver as an SDR (software defined radio)

Some time ago, I posted a review of the Alinco DX-R8T–a surprisingly capable, flexible and affordable dedicated tabletop receiver.  In that review, I explored its capabilities as a tabletop unit, and was favorably impressed. But I knew then that one … Continue reading

Posted in Radios, Reviews, Shortwave Radio Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

SWLing.com’s 2011 Holiday Shortwave Radio Buying Guide

Would you like to buy a shortwave radio as a gift, but don’t know a thing about radios? Or want help leaving a hint for Santa or Ms. Claus?  Following, you’ll find a handful of select radios I recommend for … Continue reading

Posted in Radio Gift Guide, Radios, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Review of the Alinco DX-R8T tabletop shortwave receiver

Last year, when I saw the announcement that a new tabletop radio–the Alinco DX-R8T–was about to hit the market, I almost fell out of my chair. A new tabletop on the market? Could it be true? Over the past few … Continue reading

Posted in DRM, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

Pirate Radio and Hurricane Irene

Last night, I tuned to the pirate radio watering hole of 6,925 kHz shortwave. I caught a bit of the Southern Relay Network as they played several hurricane and storm themed songs. I recorded a bit of the end of … Continue reading

Posted in Broadcasters, Funny, News, Pirate Radio | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment