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One better: Tecsun R-912 radio

One of the top-rated budget ultralight shortwave radios is the Kaito WRX911 (also known as the Tecsun R-911). I have the Kaito-labeled version and it’s a respectable little radio. Add one to 911 and you get 912, inviting an obvious … Continue reading

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What’s the best shortwave radio under $50?

For what is being talked about as a dying hobby, shortwave radio is certainly blessed with a wealth of equipment to choose from. Here I’m going to talk about shortwave radios that can be purchased new on eBay, or Amazon … Continue reading

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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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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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