A protective case for the Tecsun PL-680, PL-660, and similar portables

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Mark Hirst, who writes: It seems the world is full of containers that are serendipitously sized for radios and other treasured possessions. Unfortunately, this tip is probably only helpful to UK based readers of the SWLing Post. WH Smiths, high street stationer and purveyors of newspapers and magazines, infamous […]

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Tecsun PL-680: Another ludicrous eBay price…

In today’s episode of absurd eBay prices, I present the Tecsun PL-680: A price of $513.03 US (shipped) from an eBay seller with a 96.3% approval rating, when you could purchase the same radio from the excellent Anon-Co for $111 US shipped? When I see over-inflated eBay listings, I feel so sorry for the unlucky […]

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Rolf’s PL-680 modification allows external antenna on LW and MW

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Rolf Snijder, who writes: I did a modification today on the Tecsun PL-680 [which allows for an] external antenna on LW and MW. The internal ferriet is also working, but on my active loop, MW and LW is now working ! So far away stations I can now receive on this portable […]

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Tecsun PL-680: Rolf touts enhanced performance using PL-660 mod

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Rolf Snijder, who writes: I have made the same modification to the Tecsun PL-680, that was done [by many on the] PL-660 earlier. The PL-680 is now a great radio; I think now one of the best! I do not own a PL-660, so I cannot compare. Photo detail For […]

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