It looks like a new, large portable radio — along the lines of the Redsun RP2100 — is on the way. At least this one includes a direct-entry keypad and SSB, like the RP3100 is supposed to.
I hope they can do good QC, and keep the sample to sample variation low.
Thanks, Gary. It does look like a variation of the of the RP3100. Sounds like it’s not a Redsun product, but may have been ported from one of their engineers for JiDian. It certainly has the trademark look. If this is true, there’s a possibility that C.Crane could bring this to North America. Perhaps it’s the next radio in line to succeed the CCRadio SW? Though a great radio, the CCRadio-SW is getting a little long in the tooth.
The Thanko Raremono USB shortwave radio.
I can’t wait to review one of these. It’s a new, inexpensive, computer-controlled shortwave radio by the Japanese company, Thanko. The jury is out about its performance, but it does have the following features:
- AM, FM and good Shortwave coverage (3,000 kHz-20,000 kHz)
- Ability to record radio programs live or schedule recordings of future broadcasts.
- Hooks up to the USB port on your PC and is software controlled
- Works on Windows XP and Vista
The Thanko Raremono USB Shortwave is available from the Thanko website for $45 US (English translation).
Stay tuned–I plan to review this radio in the near future.