Tag Archives: Tecsun PL-380

Field Recording with the Tecsun PL-380 and Transcend MP330

SWLing Post reader, London Shortwave, shared photos of his portable recording kit on Twitter yesterday. It consists of a Tecsun PL-380, Transcend MP330, in ear headphones, and a simple clip-on antenna (supplied with the PL-380). He recorded Radio New Zealand International with … Continue reading

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Radio deals: Tecsun PL-380, Grundig Mini 400, G5 and Satellite 750

Grundig Mini 400 Discount retailer, Blinq.com is selling the Grundig Mini 400 for $15.09 US shipped. I have a Mini 400; it’s a handy radio, though not especially sensitive. The built-in speaker is rather shallow as the radio is very thin–you … Continue reading

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Traveling light, SWLing right: the best shortwave radios for travel

This article originally appeared in the March 2014 issue of The Spectrum Monitor Magazine. With spring around the corner, my thoughts drift toward the outdoors…and especially, toward travel. Those who know me know that I love travelling, anywhere and everywhere–and … Continue reading

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A review of the ShouYu SY-X5 DSP shortwave radio

The ShouYu SY-X5 shortwave radio came to my attention only a few weeks ago. It is yet one more mechanically-tuned, DSP based, portable shortwave/AM/FM radio. I have reviewed several other models based on the same DSP chipset: the Silicon Labs SI4844–see … Continue reading

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Troy found the perfect gear bag

Troy writes: Hi Thomas, I know, beyond SW Radios, your secondary passion is which ‘bag’ will you use to pack your radios for a trip. I have admired your photos of your Eagle Creek Pack w/ Tecsun PL-380 & Sony … Continue reading

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A review of the Degen DE32 shortwave radio: compared with the DE321 and Tecsun PL-380

The Degen DE32 is one of the latest DSP-based analog radios to hit the market. In the past, I have reviewed two others: the Degen DE321 and the Kchibo KK-9803. Tecsun had announced a version of their own–the Tecsun R-2010–which … Continue reading

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The Tecsun PL-380: a great travel radio

SWLing Post reader, Alan, commented on our “most durable radios for travel” post: You should include the Tecsun PL-380 [on] the list. It is an excellent tuner with good selectivity. The ETM feature was made for a traveler. The radio … Continue reading

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