Tag Archives: Mods

A very simple mod for your PowerMate controller

After publishing the post about my PowerMate USB controller, Mike Ladd replied on Facebook: “Do what I did a couple of years ago and add a lobster claw rubber band to the [PowerMate] tuning wheel.” In case you’re not familiar, … Continue reading

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Dr. Phil’s radio articles: portable SDR and pocket DX

SWLing Post reader, Dr. Phil, recently contacted me regarding a collection of articles he’s written about DXing and radio modifications. His site¬†actually has a number of useful articles that I’ll plan to convert to future posts, with his permission. I … Continue reading

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Two strategies to improve Sangean ATS-909X sensitivity

SWLing Post contributor, Moshe, writes: “I would like to share something I noticed about Sangean sensitivity issue: As I own the ATS909, I noticed that with fresh set of regular batteries (1.5V) or it’s power transformer, it is very sensitive. … Continue reading

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Modify An Icom IC-735 To Work DRM

Are you a ham radio operator and/or SWLer that would like to dabble in DRM (Digital Radio Mondial) but don’t have a purpose-built ¬†receiver? A friend recently brought to my attention a clearly-outlined DIY photo instructional for a modification you … Continue reading

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