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About Kevin

Just an old guy with opinions that I like to bounce off other people.

ZHIWHIS ZWS-603 Shortwave Radio Review

The ZHIWHIS XWS-603 appears to be the same radio as the HanRongDo K-603. What’s unusual about this radio This one is not like anything I’ve used before in several ways. First, it combines a shortwave radio, an MP3 player, a … Continue reading

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Unboxing the ZHIWHIS ZWS-603

My pet peeve about “unboxing” videos is that invariably the item being unboxed was already unboxed before the video, and often not even in the box. This isn’t a video, but this series of photos is authentic, and taken as … Continue reading

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Great price?

I’m completely recycling my shortwave radio inventory, selling mostly, but I bought a couple of new ones to check out. One new one I ordered this morning was an XHDATA D-808. It’s feature rich, combining SSB with Air band and … Continue reading

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Deciphering the Kchibo KK-9615

The Kchibo KK-9615 is a Chinese AM/FM/Shortwave shirt-pocket radio from a decade or so ago. It has analog tuning and a digital display with clock and alarm. I know of no English-language manual for the Kchibo KK-9615, but through trial … Continue reading

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Keepers

I’ve been interested in shortwave radio since I was a teenager, and over the decades I’ve owned quite a few shortwave radios. Now it’s time to downsize and I’ve been selling radios on eBay right and left, 61 so far. … Continue reading

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Comparing 3 Tecsun radios: PL-660, PL-380, PL-330

I haven’t bought a radio in quite a while, but the new Tecsun PL-330 seemed quite capable, so I used the proceeds from selling off older radios on eBay to buy a new PL-330 (with firmware version 3306). I was … Continue reading

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Will Tesla actually be able to do full self-driving?

Based on my original article at Quora. I’ve driven every incarnation of Tesla’s Autopilot system, from the Autopilot Convenience Feature using the Mobileye chip, to Enhanced Autopilot using TeslaVision and the NVidia computer, to the FSD computer and Tesla’s limited … Continue reading

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