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Degen DE32 AM/FM/SW radio/MP3 player

This is an interesting little shirt-pocket radio available on eBay for under $30. It has a few nice features and some drawbacks too. The radio covers the US FM radio band as well as the low FM band (64-87 MHz) … Continue reading

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Degen DE17: First look and operations

My new Degen DE17 waltzed in the door today. This is a digital DSP radio. Like other eBay digital wonders, this one comes with only a Chinese-language instruction manual ;( and some things aren’t obvious. Most of the operating instructions … Continue reading

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Radio anticipation

I ordered a Tecsun R9702 radio a week or so ago and I’m anxiously awaiting its delivery. I have over 100 radios, most of them shortwave models, but none has a particular feature set that I’m interested in: Dual conversion … Continue reading

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Kchibo KK-D680 radio invites comparison with smaller cousin

I continue to be intrigued by the tiny DSP radio from Kchibo, the KK-D202. That’s the radio that I’m most likely to slip in my shirt pocked when walking out the door. This KK-D680 from Kchibo fits in a shirt … 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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