Category Archives: Made in USA

CommRadio CR-1

US-based CommRadio is introducing a new tabletop radio this year: the CR-1, an SDR-based shortwave/VHF/UHF receiver Their website has a few specifications and the video I’ve embedded below. The CR-1 receives the full medium wave and shortwave spectrum (.5-30 MHz), plus some portions of … Continue reading

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Shortwave Radio Index now has tags for country of origin

Several readers have written to ask where various shortwave radios are manufactured, and if there are models that are manufactured outside of China. By and large–with the exception of one Sony model–shortwave portables are manufactured in China, with a few possibly … Continue reading

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Lazy Dog Engineering LD-1B2

The LD-1B a general-coverage, 100 kHz – 30 MHz, USB-controlled shortwave receiver. The LD-1B2 comes with an installed USB isolator, which improves the noise floor (and sensitivity) by about 6 dB over previous LD models. The LD-1B2 is manufactured by … Continue reading

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RFspace NetSDR

The NetSDR radio is a high performance networked SDR with 1.6 MHz bandwidth. The NetSDR uses a high performance 80 MHz, 16 bit ADC with both dithering and randomization for best performance. The output I/Q bandwidth is configurable via software. … Continue reading

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Ten-Tec Model 1253 – 9-Band SW Receiver

The Ten-Tec Model 1253 9 band regenerative shortwave receiver kit. A classic “first radio kit”. Ten-Tec has combined the very same audio output circuit of Ten-Tec transceivers with a modern FET design for classic regenerative SWL receiving plus one-button electronic … Continue reading

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Ten-Tec Model 1054 – Regenerative 4-Band SWL Receiver

The Ten-Tec Model 1054 is a simple 4 band regenerative shortwave receiver kit. Band coverage: 49 meter SWL band, 40 meter ham band, 31 meter SWL band, plus 12-15 MHz tuning for daytime shortwave listening, 20 meter ham band and … Continue reading

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Ten-Tec Model 1254 – Superhet Receiver Kit

The Ten-Tec Model 1254 Superhet Receiver Kit combines the satisfaction of the kit building experience with the performance features expected in a modern HF receiver.  You will build a true dual-conversion superhet with a microprocessor-controlled frequency synthesizer. Digital LED readout. … Continue reading

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Ramsey SR2C – Shortwave Receiver Kit

The Ramsey SR2C is a complete shortwave radio kit guaranteed to inspire awe in any listener. This very sensitive (about a microvolt!) receiver is a true superhet design with AGC and plenty of speaker volume. Features: Tunable over 2 MHz … Continue reading

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Midnight Science XSS-MMSW

The My Marconi Shortwave Crystal Set Kit features a single-tuned front end followed by a two-transistor audio amplifier, and accepts a dual-earphone assembly or high-Z headphones. The set is reasonably selective for having only one tuned circuit. The set covers … Continue reading

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Ten-Tec RX-340

The Ten-Tec RX-340 is a multi-mode, general coverage synthesized receiver utilizing extensive Digital Signal Processing. DSP brings the performance and repeatability of expensive military grade communications receivers into the price range of top end commercial receivers for shortwave listeners. Tunable … Continue reading

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