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Re: what shortwave do you have?

Post by HooNz » Monday, 04 July 2011, 19:45 PM

A Tecsun S2000 at the moment , i have had a few radios over the years mostly oldies by todays standards .


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Post by radionut373 » Saturday, 28 December 2013, 10:48 AM

Icom R-75.

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Re: what shortwave do you have?

Post by Buzzweiser » Sunday, 29 December 2013, 16:25 PM

I bought my son an old Heathkit SW-7800 off ebay just before Christmas. Radio worked pretty decent out of the box but I went ahead and did a complete cap upgrade and a few other mods to quiet it down a bit. Now I must say it works extremely well. It still picks up a bit more noise than my Kenwood TS-430 transciever in AM mode but it is surprisingly quiet for noise on SSB. I coupled it to a 100 ft. longwire stringing thru the trees and am pleasantly surprised to the sensitivity of the old machine. I think once we move from this apt. complex to our new home in feb. that it will do much better than it does now due to much less interference from wireless routers, cable modems and the like. Even my Kenwood and my mobile radios pick up excessive noise here, so much that I rarely transmit from this location. I plan on running a beverage antenna for it at the new location.
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Post by 721HACKSAW » Sunday, 29 December 2013, 17:52 PM

Yaesu FT-450


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Re: what shortwave do you have?

Post by barefoothank » Saturday, 02 August 2014, 8:45 AM

My primary is a Yaesu FRG-100 then there is the YB 400, RS-DX-398, Yaesu VR-120, Icom IC-R2, Sony ICF-SW1 and a TenTec 1254 to name a few.

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Re: what shortwave do you have?

Post by Grinder74 » Monday, 04 August 2014, 5:20 AM

I just bought an Aircastle 162F1H. It is my first SW so I'm not sure what freq to tune to. One thing I don't like is no SSB. Hopefully I can make a BFO circuit for SSB listening.

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Post by barefoothank » Tuesday, 05 August 2014, 11:28 AM

Grinder74 wrote:I just bought an Aircastle 162F1H. It is my first SW so I'm not sure what freq to tune to. One thing I don't like is no SSB. Hopefully I can make a BFO circuit for SSB listening.
For sure ,get going on the BFO mod as utility signals are about the best thing going these days.

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Re: what shortwave do you have?

Post by NE Panther » Tuesday, 30 December 2014, 12:56 PM

I have a Kenwood R-2000. A lot of people tell me it's a really good radio. I mostly use it to bring in my local AM Broadcast stations at night because tuners in most store bought radios these days are junk!

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Re: what shortwave do you have?

Post by Space Ghost » Saturday, 09 May 2015, 20:17 PM

My primary SWL rig is a Ten Tec Argonaut V slaved to a Ten Tec Corsair. I've had several RS portables over the years as well as the 394 but my Tecsun 660 seems to outperform all that older RS stuff.
Currently running an Antron, a 40m doublet and a 460' longwire. Yeah, I like to get into some longwave from time to time using an old railroad telegraph variable voltmeter as a receiver.

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Re: what shortwave do you have?

Post by Tweetybird » Monday, 11 May 2015, 8:47 AM

My primary SW is a R75 which I use mainly for Utility listening. Also use a Yaesu FRG-7700 that I have had since 1983. Portables are an old DX390 and G5 Grundig.

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Re: what shortwave do you have?

Post by Bombero » Wednesday, 12 August 2015, 18:05 PM

Hey..

I picked up a Grundig G6 last weekend in a trade.

Seems to work as it shud, but I gotta play around with it to see what it can do.

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Re: what shortwave do you have?

Post by Rcr619 » Tuesday, 29 December 2015, 11:39 AM

I have four shortwave radios here. They are old but work amazing except the project S38.

2 hallicrafters s38's (1 S-38b which is totally rebuilt the other S-38 is a project)
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Post by mslisaj » Tuesday, 29 December 2015, 13:16 PM

How about an old Philco stand up model. Give it time to warm up and it works just fine. My father bought it new in the early 40's. Gotta love the old tube sets.

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Post by MDYoungblood » Tuesday, 29 December 2015, 14:37 PM

When I purchased my house (built in 1917) in 87' there was an old Admiral radio in the corner of the living room, hooked up to a wire antenna that is strung through the walls and attic on knob & tube insulators, (the original house wiring used the same things). The radio was a 1937 Admiral model K table radio, AM broadcast/shortwave receiver with an immaculate dial and walnut case. I replaced the speaker material (original owner smoked cigars) with a design from the era and what tubes it needed. It would still be there today if it wasn't for my wife (enough said on that subject).

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Re: what shortwave do you have?

Post by Grinder74 » Monday, 18 January 2016, 17:09 PM

My most recent purchase is the Lafayette Explor-Air Mark V.

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Re: what shortwave do you have?

Post by Jade33 » Monday, 14 March 2016, 18:54 PM

Just picked up a Tecsun PL-880. Amazing radio for its size and blows away my Grundig S450DLX.

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Re: what shortwave do you have?

Post by 1-Daddy-57 » Saturday, 09 April 2016, 10:47 AM

Radio Shack DX-390 with a long wire attic antenna. Had it about 20 yr I guess. My Dad had a Zenith Transoceanic we listened to for long time.

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Re: what shortwave do you have?

Post by 56jmk71 » Tuesday, 11 October 2016, 10:00 AM

Soviet made portable receiver Okean 209. Purchased it from web auction at last winter.

They sold here the same set named as "Selena" in eighties as an entry level DX- receiver.

25m, 30m, 40m 48-51m and 50-76m SW bands, MW and LW.
It also has FM, but frequency band is around 70MHz, not used here.

I think the performance on MW and LW is really good.

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Re: what shortwave do you have?

Post by RRW » Thursday, 27 October 2016, 17:38 PM

Tecsun PL660, great little performer for my use

Bought the PL880 when they first came out a few years back but the SSB was very poor, returned it

Anyone know if the firmware issue was fixed?

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Re: what shortwave do you have?

Post by 295 antenna » Monday, 23 January 2017, 18:44 PM

picked this up last year. it was given to me as far as i can tell everything works except the map light.

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Post by jon6667 » Saturday, 17 June 2017, 10:47 AM

i bought a countycomm receiver works fantastic. so many features on a very small receiver

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Re: what shortwave do you have?

Post by Stoneman » Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 11:54 AM

I have an older Lafayette Model HE-30 that I traded a hat for it.....I listen to it time to time!!!

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Post by jon6667 » Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 10:37 AM

i just bought a countycomm receiver works great for such a small radio

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Re: what shortwave do you have?

Post by KDDL » Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 12:43 PM

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Re: what shortwave do you have?

Post by KDDL » Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 12:46 PM

I use an Yaesu FRG-7700.
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