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The New Qodosen DX-286

Disclaimer: Qodosen provided me with this radio to test. I like it just as much as the SR-286 that I paid for myself and have written about extensively. This is not a product review because it is essentially the same … Continue reading

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Incoming Radio! Qodosen DX-286

It was a mere 6 months ago when I wrote a very similar headline: Incoming Radio! Qodosen SR-286. I bought that radio because it looked interesting, it looked different, and there weren’t many others around (I like to be an … Continue reading

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Tecsun PL-330 or Qodosen SR-286?

UPDATE This article has been sitting around unfinished for some weeks. In the interim, Qodosen has come out with a new model, the DX-286 that appears to be the same physical radio, but with updated firmware and a lower price … Continue reading

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RDS / RBDS: FM on Display

The Radio Broadcast Data System (RBDS), as it is called in the North America, or simply RDS in the rest of the world, is a protocol for embedding data in an FM/VHF broadcast. The data can include the station name, … Continue reading

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Thunderous Clash of the Weather Radios

Weather radios are an interesting genre of radio. Some of them are specifically designed as emergency radios and some are general coverage radios with a weather feature added. I seem to have accumulated 8 weather radios. Here’s the photo array: … Continue reading

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Before the battle: iRonsnow IR-688.

I have a new radio this week, an iRonsnow IR-688 emergency radio. I bought it on sale for $34.99 from Amazon, not to collect or to test, but to sit in the window and get weather alerts. It did arrive, … Continue reading

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Qodosen SR-286 Tuning Tutorial

I’ve never seen a radio with more tuning modes than the Qodosen SR-286. I thought it might be worth the time to go through everything related to the topic in a tutorial. Broadly speaking there are 5 areas in tuning: … Continue reading

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