Tag Archives: Shortwave Radio Reviews

Mehmet Burk reviews the Kaito KA550 self-powered radio

Many thanks to Mehmet Burk of ReliefAnalysis.com for sharing his most positive review of the Kaito KA550 self-powered shortwave radio. [Note: I've updated this post to link to the Kaito KA550. I initially linked to the older KA500 by mistake. Apologies!] Click here … Continue reading

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Frank’s maritime radio suggestions

In response to my previous post, The Best Shortwave Receiver for Your Boat or Yacht, Frank (VK3JFH/VP8DNM) writes: “I have all three of the portables mentioned, the Sony SW7600GR, the Sangean 909X, and the Tecsun PL-660. The latter is currently my … Continue reading

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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

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On sale now: the CommRadio CR-1, a great little receiver

[UPDATE: Check out our full review of the CR-1 by clicking here.] A hot tip:  currently, CommRadio offers the CR-1 software-defined tabletop receiver for just $500 (US), until August 1, 2013. Check out the sale on CommRadio’s website and at Universal … Continue reading

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Review of the Elecraft KX3: world-class transceiver, superb shortwave receiver

I originally wrote this review for Monitoring Times Magazine, May 2013 issue (pages 56-57). The review that follows has been expanded and includes updates. You may have noticed that in the past few years, while more and more software defined … Continue reading

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A review of the Lowe SRX 100

I recently had the opportunity to spend some quality time with the Lowe SRX 100 (a.k.a., Target HF3, AKG HF-3, and Garex HF-3), a receiver produced in the UK around 1995-96. It’s not know for being a DXing machine, but … Continue reading

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A review of the Degen DE1129 portable shortwave radio

The Degen DE1129 is the latest compact, full-featured, DSP-based, AM/FM shortwave radio from Chinese manufacturer, Degen.  It’s available from TecsunRadio.com at $100 US, shipped. I received my sample radio last week, and published my initial impressionsof the unit. Since then, I’ve had … Continue reading

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