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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Tecsun PL-680: Just How Sensitive is This Radio?

More than two months ago, in the Mount Evelyn DX Report I posted a review of the Tecsun PL-680 portable receiver, entitled Tecsun PL-680 Beats Expectations. In that article, I pointed out many of the positives and a few of the flaws surrounding the unit. At the end of the review, I promised I would do some […]

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Tecsun PL-680 Beats Expectations

  I have been procrastinating over investing in another portable shortwave radio to replace my ageing (but still going strong) Sangean ATS909. Also known in the U.S. as the rebadged Radio Shack DX–398, the Sangean has been a most reliable rig for in-the-field DXpeditions. My unit is one of the early first generation versions that […]

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