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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]