Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor and friend, Wlodek (US7IGN), who writes from Kiev:
Because of another air raid alert, I can’t sleep and I decided to make a small comparison of the receivers of the 60s and the modern one.
Of course, you can not compare their size and weight, as well as some features.
This Chinese XHDATA D-808 was given to me by a friend for comparison. When he was just choosing a good receiver, I advised him to buy an old Sony 7600 series or Panasonic B65, for example. But he decided that modern technology is better at handling the task of receiving. But it turned out to be not so clear:
73 de US7IGN!
Thank you for sharing this, Wlod. I wish the circumstances for the radio comparison were better–even though I know air raids have sadly become a fact of life for many in Ukraine, I can’t imagine sleeping through them.
Your short comparison is interesting too. I consider the D-808 to be an excellent little DSP portable, but the audio simply can’t compare with your vintage radios. Indeed, the vintage receivers seem to handle the QRM a bit better than the D-808 as well.
Thank you for sharing this and wishing you the very best, OM.