Tag Archives: Shortwave Radio Reviews

Initial review of the Sangean ATS-405

PLEASE NOTE: After publishing the following review, Sangean has kindly agreed to dispatch a second unit for comparison. After receiving feedback from readers who own ATS-405s (thank you!), I strongly suspect my review unit is flawed. I will post an … Continue reading

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A review of the CountyComm GP5/SSB portable radio: a great preparedness radio

On Tuesday I received the new CountyComm GP5/SSB portable shortwave radio, a sample sent me from CountyComm. If you’re familiar with the current shortwave portable landscape, then you’ll quickly note that the GP5/SSB shares a striking resemblance to both the … Continue reading

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Review of the C. Crane CC Skywave portable radio

While electronics manufacturer C. Crane offers a number of unique AM/FM radios, including some of the best portable medium wave receivers on the market, they’ve traditionally only had two models of shortwave radio––namely, the CCRadio-SW, and the CCRadio-SWP. Earlier this … Continue reading

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Coming soon: C. Crane CC Skywave review

C. Crane has sent me their new CC Skywave shortwave portable for review. I’ve been using it since Friday and have started putting together a quick review. If you have any thoughts or questions, please comment and I’ll try to address … Continue reading

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Elad FDM-S2: Eric’s method of mitigating strong local signals

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader Eric Cottrell, who writes: “Thanks for your excellent review of the Elad FDM-S2. I bought one and received it yesterday. I tried out the software earlier this week by downloading 4GB of sample files … Continue reading

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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

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A review of the Kaito KA29 / Degen DE29

While doing a somewhat random search on Amazon a few weeks ago, I stumbled upon a radio with a model number that I didn’t recognize–the Kaito KA29. The form factor of the KA29 is very reminiscent of the Degen DE1129 … Continue reading

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