Tag Archives: eBay

eBay find: Panasonic RF-8000


Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Armin Sander, who writes:

Here is a link to a very interesting auction on eBay Germany:

Click here to view on eBay.

Only the price speaks for itself! (And now I need a good whisky!) ūüėČ

No kidding, Armin! ¬†That is a hefty price–8,9999 EUR–even though this particular unit¬†seems to be in excellent shape.

Still, I love looking looking at the photos of this classy receiver.



Thanks for sharing, Armin!

Post readers: Anyone own a Panasonic RF-8000?  Please comment!

eBay Find: “exceedingly rare” National HRO-500 Receiver


Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Dan Robinson, who writes:

The number of times a shortwave classic becomes available in this condition over the course of decades, can be counted on two hands, let alone one in new unopened condition:

Click here to view on eBay.

Thanks for the tip, Dan! I’ve never seen the HRO-500 in person, but it looks like a beautiful rig. I love the simple front panel and the classic HRO tuning knob.

I wonder what this HRO-500 will fetch!?!

Rare Hitachi KW-WSI WorldSpace Receiver on Ebay

This is the first and only “WorldSpace” satellite receiver I’ve seen on Ebay, currently offered at a $175 Buy-It-Now price from a seller in Australia:


The radio is listed as in excellent condition with the original box and literature. Besides the long-gone WorldSpace satellite frequencies, the radio covers medium wave, FM, and most of the shortwave range. A brief PDF data sheet for the radio gives a description of features and operations.


Wikipedia describes this radio’s satellite service¬†as 1worldspace, formerly known as ‘WorldSpace’, is a defunct¬†satellite radio¬†network that in its heyday provided service to over 170,000 subscribers in¬†eastern¬†and southern Africa, the Middle East, and much of Asia with 96% coming from¬†India. It was profitable in India, with 450,000 subscribers.

I wonder if the Hitachi KW-WSI is a reasonable performer for shortwave listening? Does anyone know any technical details of this receiver?

Guy Atkins is a Sr. Graphic Designer for T-Mobile and lives near Seattle, Washington. ¬†He’s a regular contributor to the SWLing Post.

eBay Sighting: Sony CRF-V21


Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, London Shortwave, who shared a link to this Sony CRF-V21 on eBay:

Click here to view on eBay UK.

I’m sure a Sony collector will eventually snag this rig. Thought the listing mentions no shipping outside the UK, the Seller states otherwise:

“[I]f you don’t live in uk you can arrange a courier at your own cost”

Do any SWLing Post readers own the CRF-V21? Please comment!

Radio-Dakar QSL card sells for $1,195 on eBay


Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Dan Robinson, who shares a link to this Radio-Dakar QSL card that just sold on eBay for $1,195 US:


As Dan stated…“Holy Crap!”¬†

Checking out the bidding history, it appears there was definitely a bidding war going on, with the buyers entering substantial bid increments.

This QSL card started out life on eBay at $9.50 with free shipping.