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Author Topic: What are you listening with?  (Read 18019 times)
N5XKG
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« Reply #15 on: June 05, 2014, 10:09:00 AM »

I have a DX-392 (The DX-390 with the tape recorder) back at the home QTH that I used when there. It's an excellent receiver, but I'm having some of the tuning issues too so it may be time for a change of the pot. I also have one of the original Grundig FR-200 wind-up radios, which is actually pretty good IMHO.

I work in Bush Alaska 90% of the year, so I have been carrying a Grundig G3 Globe Traveller. I have had a few of the mechanical problems with the keypad that has been reported, but overall the rig is pretty good. It has SSB, so I can usually copy USB/LSB on most of the bands ok and CW (well, as best as I can copy, re-learning it after passing the 5 wpm 20 years back...). It's out of production now but they are making a follow-up. I use an indoor roll-up antenna most of the time (sometimes I can get it outdoors), so I get pretty good coverage of the Pacific SW stations. Radio Australia usually booms in most of the day, and I've been able to catch some of the more rare SW stations (Voice of Mongolia) on it.

I'm going to be getting either a FT-817 or a Ten-Tec R4040 (the YouKits radio) soon to get back on the air out here, so that will likely become my main SWL rig.
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NHGLOCK
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« Reply #16 on: September 09, 2014, 06:28:38 AM »

Hello all.The wife just bought a Tecsun PL-660  for my birthday no secret lol.Anyway Im also a ham of course kb1pyb,But this will be my first receiver only radio,Looking forward to trying it out.David
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KI4ENS
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« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2014, 06:38:21 PM »

I mainly listen to SW with a FT-897D and occasionally with a FT-817ND.  Antenna is my ham antenna,  a Hustler 4BTV.  If I am not at home,  it is a random wire with the FT-817ND.
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M5AEO
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« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2014, 02:31:00 PM »

I do most of my broadcast band listening on my Icom 718 transceiver. It has a built in loudspeaker that is front-facing, useful direct frequency entry, and a narrow filter as standard.

Jonathan, M5AEO, London.
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W9ALD
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« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2014, 04:47:55 PM »

My bedside radio for SWL work is an old Drake R-8B and a dipole cut for the 20 & 40 meter ham bands.  Quite honestly, the station selection on the hf bands is a bit lacking here in Minnesota.  Radio Havana on 6 Megacycles is always strong here.  The Chinas come in quite well as do the Koreas.  Radio Australia is usually fairly steady.  I can get Radio Budapest although the propagation path leaves much to be desired and the synchronous detector in the Drake becomes very useful.

I also have an old Yaesu FRG-7700 that works too well!  It likes pulling in those DX stations so much that it will turn itself on randomly throughout the day.  This issue needs some attention.
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