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Author Topic: What was your first shortwave radio?  (Read 368268 times)
KM1H
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« Reply #240 on: October 31, 2017, 03:04:27 PM »

At my maternal grandparents it was a 30's Zenith with the old big pin glass tubes around 1952.

Listening to SWBC and AM hams got me to try building an "all band" regen from Popular Science. I bought ready made plug in coils and it all worked well enough to learn CW for my Novice in 55.

First "real" receiver was a used Hammarlund HQ-129X in 56; I have another one to use these days as part of my Boatanchor station.

Carl
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KA0USE
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« Reply #241 on: November 13, 2017, 09:27:18 PM »

sony icf-2001, first model. bought used in 1983 at a pawn shop in denver. i just loved that thing. had a bfo switch to receive ssb. when i got licensed i used it with first a johnson viking ranger II, then with a hallicrafters ht-37. had to turn it off when tx'ing- no relay.
tried to post a pic ,but no go.  see google images. mine didn't have dual screens, just a freq display and an led bar for sig. strength. the sunspot activity was high during those years and i heard it alllll.
i'd appreciate a headsup on how to add in a pic. i did 'copy image', then typed control v. nothing. ??
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RENTON481
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« Reply #242 on: November 14, 2017, 07:53:21 PM »

^^^^^ The first Sony 2001, it was like a space vehicle for its time. I think it was the first mass-produced portable SW digital radio.

There were 'digital' readouts of various types before then, but the 2001 was a leap in consumer tech.

Interesting reading.
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W6UV
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« Reply #243 on: November 15, 2017, 06:08:50 PM »

My first real shortwave set was a Yaesu FRG-7.
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