SWLing Post contributor, Moshe, writes:
In the attached photos my Sangean receives Elliniki Radiophonia at 9420kHz at my working post. Note the amount of computers, screens and the fact that the radio sits on top of an HP printer.
Still audio is clear and clear reception with only telescopic antenna.
The other radio is my beloved Ben-Gal 1958 tube radio (Israeli made). It looks very much like German radios of the time.
[The Ben-Gal] is in daily use. Anyone seeing this radio loves it, especially when I turn it on!”
Many thanks for sharing these photos, Moshe! Your reception of Elliniki Radiophonia must be exceptional in Israel to overcome all of that office RFI.
The Ben-Gal must produce some rich audio; I bet it’s a champ on medium wave with that large internal ferrite bar! Beautiful set! Thanks again for sharing!
eBay seller reforger is selling “open box/used” RadioShack model 20-629 (DX-402) portable shortwave radios for $31.95 US including shipping.
The RS DX-402 is essentially a rebranded Sangean ATS-505.
I purchased a DX-402 earlier this year and find that its AGC circuit is one of the best found in sub $100 radios. As a bonus, the DX-402 has SSB mode; at $31.95, it must be the least expensive portable with SSB currently on the market.
At time of posting, this eBay seller claims to have 7 units left and 48 units sold. I don’t expect the remaining stock to last long. Again, these are used/open box units, but all are claimed to have been tested. The seller has a total of 162003 rated transactions with a 99.8% positive rating: if interested, I believe you can buy with confidence.
Click here to view the DX-402 on eBay.
I just noticed that Blinq.com has the RadioShack DX-402 (Sangean ATS-505 re-badge) for $27.09 shipped. If you use the offer code WEEKEND10 it will take an additional 10% off at checkout for a total of $24.62 shipped.
This is an excellent price, even for an open box deal. Last time the price was $27, they sold out of stock rather quickly. Click here to grab one while it’s still available!
Yesterday, we learned about the excellent deal Paul found on the RadioShack DX-402 (a.k.a. Sangean ATS-505).
Within a few hours of posting the retailer sold out on Blinq.com and then a little later on eBay.
I checked Amazon this morning and found that there are still some units for sale at an excellent price:
Even the higher price is quite a bargain for a shortwave radio with SSB; $29.89 shipped is a steal.
SWLing Post reader, Paul, spotted a deal on the RadioShack 20-629; the lowest price I’ve ever seen on a shortwave portable with single sideband (SSB).
Great deal on a radio: Blinq has the RadioShack 20-629, an upgraded re-issue of the previously discontinued Sangean [ATS-505], for sale for only $27 with coupon code WELCOME10:
They also have the same radio in their eBay store but of course you can’t use their 10% off coupon there, although you may be able to use your eBay Bucks:
I just received mine and it appears brand new, never used.
Discussion on the radio:
Thanks for pointing out this deal and for sharing your experience, Paul! I just purchased one and can confirm that they’re still available. I can’t imagine that this stock will last long.