Monthly Archives: October 2011

The best shortwave receiver under $25?

My nomination for the best low-cost shortwave set is the Tecsun DR-920. It’s available from eBay sellers for around $17 and comes in gray and silver. Right out of the box I noticed that the battery compartment door fit a … Continue reading

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Degen DE15 Vs. Grundig M400

Two identically sized mini radios go head to head I was struck by the fact that two radios in my budget shortwave collection are so very similar in size, and I thought a comparison was in order. Both radios cover … Continue reading

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A tale of 3 Naxa radios

This is confusing. I bought what was described as a Naxa NX-716 radio on eBay. I paid $9.98 for it, including shipping. I bought this “cheap” radio because it looked cool. Here’s the picture from the auction: I didn’t pay … Continue reading

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Degen DE 15 vs. Grundig Mini 300PE

Two budget mini radios go head to head I collect inexpensive portable radios, mostly for their visual design. A couple arrived today that I might actually use rather than just put on display. One is the Degen DE15 FM Stereo … Continue reading

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