HanRongDa HRD-700 English manual

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Frank, who shares the following:

Hello Thomas,

HanRongDa has built a new mini portbale called HRD-700. Information of it is still rare, and of course it is not a professional radio. But it is interesting as it is a special analogue tuner with digital background.

I have bought one and i am really estonished about its reception quality and features. Very small, so good for camping…

Actually nowhere a manual can be found on the internet, but I have got an English document and I scanned it to share here. Perhaps it is interesting for some readers?

Click here to download PDF.

Friendly regards

Frank from Germany

What an interesting radio design! We hope you report on the performance and share your thoughts soon, Frank!  Thank you for the English manual!

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9 thoughts on “HanRongDa HRD-700 English manual

  1. Crack House Audiophile

    I made a couple videos on this (links below). I really like it, considering I got it on sale for about $20 back around Black Friday. It pretty much does everything a Retekess V115 does, only with analog tuning. It also auto tunes like a DSP radio, but the analog makes it much better for dial scans than the V115. Plus it has Bluetooth and Weather Band! It’s not something you’d want as your only SW radio, but it’s a lot of fun. Its biggest flaw is the lack of a headphone jack. While it can receive Bluetooth, it doesn’t transmit it, so there’s no way to listen through anything but the speaker. While the speaker is good for its size, but since I do most of my SWLing at night, that’s a serious limitation. Maybe I’ll try to mod it one of these days. Anyway, check out my videos:

    https://youtu.be/0rNLTGjvaPs
    https://youtu.be/zpeyqU9iSNY

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  2. martyn

    I had a similar looking radio from Petticoat lane market 40 odd years ago when I was a nipper! Loved it but performance was dire, hope this is slightly better and encourages new listeners

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  3. Jay

    I’ve own this radio for a couple of weeks. Picked it up for just under $30 from AliExpress. It’s better than most pocket radios out there in terms of performance. Sensitivity on FM is especially good. AM is solid. SW is mostly garbage. Battery life is not good. They overall built quality is superb. Nice solid feel to it.

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  4. Mario

    Thanks Frank and Thomas. It’s always interesting to see what’s on the radio market these days. The offbeat ones, as pictured above, reflect the varied tastes and preferences designed by manufacturers from all areas of the globe. I think this particular model, while it may not be a star performer, certainly stands out.

    It reminds me of my first radio, a crystal radio, that was shaped like a rocket, reflecting back to a time when the US was heavily into the Space Race.

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  5. Andrew H

    I’ve had one for a few days now, and it’s actually not a bad little radio. It’s an odd mix of digital and analog. The FM band is clear, and better than expected from a tiny tuner. AM is good for locals. Shortwave is OK for the majors, but will overload with a wire clip longer than a few feet. The weather band is far more impressive than I assumed it would be. The audio packs quite a punch, and is well balanced. The tiny LED’s show tuning and channel status, and can be selected to show battery power or audio meter. I’m still running it through the paces, but it shows promise of a decent pocket multi-band

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  6. John B

    I think if you modulate the coding platform pulley in synchronization with the coded rotary volume knob, you can hear “All your base are belong by us” out of the external speaker.

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