Monthly Archives: November 2011

Kchibo KK-D202 shortwave receiver review

The Kchibo KK-D202 is an AM/FM/Shortwave receiver based on the Silicon Laboratories si4734 digital signal processing chip. There are three versions of the radio: the Chinese labeled D202 (reviewed here), the D202 upgrade (adds 9/10 KHz AM radio channel separation … Continue reading

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Tecsun PL-118 Stereo FM radio review

I usually write about shortwave radios, but this FM-only radio deserves a mention. It represents a  cost/performance/feature breakthrough based based on a new integrated circuit radio-on-a-chip. Let’s start with cost. I paid $13 plus $7 shipping from eBay seller ANON-CO. … Continue reading

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Tecsun R-912 product review

I’ve previously reviewed the Tecsun R-912. Here is the “official compilation” of features that I’m using now for my reviews. Model Tecsun R-912 Frequency coverage FM 87 – 108 MHz AM 525 – 1610 KHz SW1 3.55 – 4.0 MHz … Continue reading

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An unexpected radio store

Want to buy a shortwave radio? There are several stores. I buy most of mine on eBay. Amazon.com can be a good place. Radio Shack carries a few and you can sometimes get a good deal on a clearance item. … Continue reading

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Receiving SSB on a radio without a BFO

Single sideband transmission is a way to transmit radio signals more efficiently. It’s used by amateur radio operators and commercial services. Most of the crop of moderately-priced shortwave receivers can’t receive SSB transmissions, making them sound like Donald Duck. More … Continue reading

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