Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Mario Filippi (N2HUN), who writes:
With your broad knowledge of radios, wondering if you can add anything to this list of portable radios, past and present, that have 360 degree rotatable directional AM ferrite antennas. Reason is I am looking for an AM portable for the nightstand for nulling out unwanted AM stations while also doing a little DXing.
The list I have from data mining the ‘Net is:
New models with rotatable AM antennas:
- CountyCom GP5/SSB,
- Tecsun PL-360,
- Grundig Satellite 750,
Older (vintage) models:
- Panasonic RF-2200,
- Panasonic RF-1150,
- Panasonic RF-877,
- Panasonic RF-1180
- most RDF (Radio Direction Finder) radios that were used on boats
“Boom Box” variety:
- Radio Shack 12- 795,
- Emerson MBR-1,
- Rhapsody RY-610.
[RDF radios] are kind of big, however Raytheon, Ray Jefferson, and Nova-Tech did have smaller model RDFs that could be considered table-tops).
The alternative is to build or buy a passive indoor antenna.
Maybe readers know of other models?
Thank you for your inquiry, Mario! I will do a little research of my own because you listed every model (and more) I could think of off the top of my head.
Post readers: Please comment with any models we could add to this list.
I will take all of the suggestions and make a master list to post here on the SWLing Post so it’ll be easier for others to research in the future. I’m pretty sure this question has come up before.