Tag Archives: Shortwave

The Burning Question: is the Qodosen SR-286 worth it?

Introduction The Qodosen SR-286 set me back $129 US, a price tag that made me pause before purchasing. I wasn’t buying a radio on a whim. What drew me in was its novelty and the promise of improved performance compared … Continue reading

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Qodosen SR-286: First Impressions

I’ve been waiting for 21 days for the radio to arrive and in that time I wrote a blog article in anticipation and studied the manual. Now that it’s here I want to share my first impressions. During the wait … Continue reading

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Blog or Die: The Movie

Subscribers to the Blog or Die! YouTube channel expect to see radios doing the talking, with some occasional titles to give context. In large part, those videos supplement the detailed reviews of radios and discussion of shortwave listening that appear … Continue reading

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Ultra-bargain XHDATA D-219 AM/FM/Shortwave radio

The XHDATA D-219 is an AM/FM/Shortwave radio with an analog tuning dial. It covers AM (only up to 1600 kHz), FM (2 bands) and shortwave (9 bands from 4.75 to 22 MHz) It doesn’t have much in the way of … Continue reading

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Radio nostalgia

Here’s my nostalgia photo from December of 1967. My “radio shack” was a bedroom closet. The Eico signal generator, the Lafayette KT-340 shortwave receiver and the Heath kit IO-21 scope were all built from kits. Sort of in the center … 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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