Category Archives: Radio

Radio Collecting and listening

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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A radical solution to my data problem

My doctor told me to get more exercise, and so now I walk a couple of miles a day. I usually do it about 4 pm when “All Things Considered” is on NPR. There’s an app for that and I … Continue reading

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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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