Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Mei Tao, who shares the following:
Before the Chinese New Year, I received a prototype of the HRD-747 radio and was asked for suggestions on how to improve it. As far as I know, this little gem will hit the Chinese market in April.
Here are its major features and some photos:
More like a handheld wideband receiver: covers UHF?300—520MHz), VHF?30—300MHz), AIR, FM (64—108MHz), SW, MW, USB, LSB, WFM, NFM, and AM.
Based on a DSP chip?sensitivity and selectivity are excellent.
SSB?selectable USB/LSB?reception with 10Hz step tuning.
Multiple tuning methods: ATS, presets, manual tuning, auto tuning, etc.
Equipped with tuning knob.
Bandwidth is selectable.
Squelch level can be adjusted.
ATT control, external antenna jack.
1000 memory presets.
Powered by BL-5C cellphone battery (removable).
Thank you, Mei Toa! The HRD-747 certainly offers a wider frequency range that we’re used to seeing in small portable radios. I’m very curious how sensitive and selective it is in those higher VHF/UHF bands and if imaging or poor selectivity are issues.
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Mei Tao, who writes:
Yesterday, I received a new radio: the HanRongDa K-603, which was sent to me by the manufacture.They want me to test this prototype machine in order to find any bugs. If there is nothing to fix, I believe this radio will hit the market in this or next month.
K-603 is a small portable radio which also has some great functions. Its major features include:
FM, AM, and SW bands
Bluetooth 5.0 connection
TF Card Player
LCD can display three different languages,English?Chinese and another foreign language.
Powered by the BL-5C Li battery
MW channnel space can be switched between 9KHz adn 10KHz.
Tuning methods: Scan, ATS, and direct key entry
The designer told me that this K-603’s fm coverage is from 87MHz to 108MHz, but they will extend it to 64MHz in the next version. That’s really good news.
In a few days, I will test it carefully. If necessary, I will make side-by-side comparisons with my own Tecsun, Sangean, Radiwow, and Degen radios. Then i will present some text and video reviews.
I would like to share some pictures of this new radio with you and other BCLers
Best wishes to you!
Thank you, Mei Tao! We look forward to your review of the HanRongDa K-603. Yes, please let us know how it compares to your other receivers. We also look forward to any update regarding price and availability. Thanks for sharing those photos!
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