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What Is The Best Shortwave Radio (multi-band) On A Budget? (vanity)
Free Republic ^ | 2/6/21013 | Moi

Posted on 02/06/2013 7:37:43 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear

I had a great multi-band radio a few years ago and would love to get one again. It was great listening to it at night. Loved the 'numbers stations' (and would LOVE to hear theories about them!). They were sooooooo creepy.

I like analog receivers. I know their outdated......but easier to tune.

I'm looking in the $150 range and under. Don't want to spend much as we have a lot of expenses coming up.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet; Hobbies; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: dsj; dx; hamradio; radio; shortwave; stations
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

http://www.kaitousa.com/WRX911.htm

You can get this from amazon for $20


21 posted on 02/06/2013 8:02:57 PM PST by tentmaker (Galt's Gulch is a state of mind...)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Used to have one of these.....until hubby accidentally threw it out because the aerial was broken. Arrrrrgh! LOVED that radio!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/B0009IHD6W/ref=dp_image_0?ie=UTF8&coliid=I4P7JOBGO3W01&n=228013&s=hi&colid=2ZHBHTI3RIMWF


22 posted on 02/06/2013 8:05:21 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numbers_station


23 posted on 02/06/2013 8:07:10 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
I ordered a Tecsun PL-390 from Amazon last June. When it came it was in a carton with all text in Chinese and the enclosed owner's manual was in Chinese also. I was able to download a copy from Tecsun in English, but I haven't found it to be easy to understand at all. I have been disappointed in the shortwave performance, which was my main reason for ordering it. I liked my old Radio Shack DX-392 with cassette tape recorder/playback better; of course it's much larger than pocket size, and the Shack doesn't even offer anything similar nowadays.

I have not tried hooking the PL-390 up to an antenna yet. It will probably do as well as they claim, and it does do a fairly good job with nearby FM and AM broadcast stations as-is.

24 posted on 02/06/2013 8:07:24 PM PST by 19th LA Inf
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To: Chode

I loved listening to them through the years and NEVER KNEW what they were. The quirky and creepy “song” that they would play (like station identification) and the sequence of numbers or alphabet.


25 posted on 02/06/2013 8:11:42 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I have had a Grundig S350 for several years. I would like one just like it if it broke. Digital display with analog fine tuning. Am/Fm/Sw/Sw. About $100 @ Radio Shack


26 posted on 02/06/2013 8:12:37 PM PST by stratplayer
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To: RonboTex

Thanks for the info!


27 posted on 02/06/2013 8:15:01 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Bump for later


28 posted on 02/06/2013 8:15:45 PM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear; mylife

Ping


29 posted on 02/06/2013 8:17:16 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Heh.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwJdGWcNAqk


30 posted on 02/06/2013 8:17:45 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
sure enough weird that's for alright... been around WWI
31 posted on 02/06/2013 8:17:50 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

It really is strange. But, I imagine, quite effective, since the Fedzilla is constantly monitoring us on the Internet. It’s “low tech”. Kinda like IRC.....by today’s terms.


32 posted on 02/06/2013 8:22:12 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

My Realistic DX-440 is still going strong after 20+ years. Unfortunately, there isn’t that much out there anymore.


33 posted on 02/06/2013 8:22:59 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

How many of these interval signals can you recognize?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFRYKDF2kxs


34 posted on 02/06/2013 8:26:12 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

.


35 posted on 02/06/2013 8:30:17 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: dfwgator

Cool!!!!! Thanks!


36 posted on 02/06/2013 8:34:45 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: dfwgator

Interesting.


37 posted on 02/06/2013 8:55:53 PM PST by rdl6989
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To: SkyDancer

You’re off by a factor of 10, but that shouldn’t mean anything since it’s got sentimental value.

For $150, a used Sony 2010 should be available and they’re still the gold standard in small portable SW receivers.


38 posted on 02/06/2013 8:59:44 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Victor
I LOVE my Grundig S-350...runs on 120vac or (4) D cells....during Hurricane Sandy the radio lasted 2 weeks on battery and the batteries were still good.

It will also run on four AA batteries in a pinch. The AA compartment is recessed below the D battery bay.

39 posted on 02/06/2013 9:09:07 PM PST by Spirochete (Sic transit gloria mundi)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
1155


40 posted on 02/06/2013 9:13:33 PM PST by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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