The Tecsun PL-398BT is a portable DSP-based shortwave radio. The PL-398BT is new to the market as of October 11, 2011. It is available via distributors on eBay–please click on our search link at the bottom of this page. Its predecessor is the Tecsun PL-390. It is certainly a familiar Tecsun design and layout–ergonomics appear to be in-line with their current models.
The biggest new feature on the Tecsun PL-398BT is the implementation of Bluetooth technology. This is a feature which has never been designed into a portable shortwave radio thus far. For the first time, you can wirelessly connect your radio to laptops, mobile phones and the many other Bluetooth devices to play music, news and other broadcasts. I see this as a useful feature to those who would enjoy listening to their radio at work, but have to place the radio a distance from their computer to limit noise interference.
We can, however, assume from previous experience with Tecsun radios, and from the front panel on the radio that that features on the PL-398BT will include:
Bluetooth technology and wireless connectivity.
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