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Author Topic: What are you listening with?  (Read 100816 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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KB1PYB
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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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W1CAL
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« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2015, 09:56:12 AM »

That all depends where I'm listening from.  In the backyard around the campfire I will use my PL380 or PL880.  In the bedroom I'll listen using my DX-R8T that lives on my night stand.  In the kitchen, dining room or living room I will use my ICF-2010.  In the ham shack I will use my FTDX3000 (my personal favorite).
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73 & Happy Trails

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« Reply #21 on: February 05, 2015, 07:23:32 PM »

My favorite radio is the the Winradio G303E. 
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RENTON481
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« Reply #22 on: February 07, 2015, 05:18:00 AM »

Lately for SW broadcasts I've been using a Grundig G2, which is a great little SW broadcast radio. It can overload on local MW signals at certain times -- I just decrease the whip length until they go away and the SW stations still come in well. I've heard China's broadcasts to Europe from Kashgar on the radio, just using the whip. Good sound through headphones.

For SSB I still use my DX-390 & DX-398.
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ZL2MC
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« Reply #23 on: February 18, 2015, 11:20:55 PM »

Where do you want me to start.....G33DDC, G303, NRD 515, Kenwood R2000, Yaesu VR5000, Skanti R 5000, Sony CRF-230, Sony CRF 5090, etc etc. 23 at a quick count.....and they all work, um, I hope :wink:
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KD8IIC
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« Reply #24 on: February 22, 2015, 09:11:56 PM »

 I was having a CW QSO with a ham in Washington state the other night on 80m.
 Said he was using his old Realistic DX-160 to copy me with.
 That was the first time I'd ever heard anyone claim to be seriously using one as a ham rcvr.
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AC2NZ
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« Reply #25 on: March 02, 2015, 03:10:54 PM »

Currently...

For MW and HF:
Icom R-75 with MFJ-1045C preselector fed with 150-foot longwire, or my new favorite: Icom 756Pro fed by an Alpha Delta DX-A "twin sloper" with an apex of 30-feet. (Love that bandscope!)

For VHF and UHF:
An old Yaesu FRG9600 fed by a Radio Shack discone at 30-feet.
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KE7TMA
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« Reply #26 on: March 02, 2015, 11:18:26 PM »

My KX3.  The AM sync detector is a nice feature.

Propagation has been fairly good recently too.  Too bad broadcasters are dropping out, but I understand why.

Maybe once the authorities shut off the internet for everybody's safety shortwave stations will start targeting North America again.
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N6PG
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« Reply #27 on: March 19, 2015, 06:44:24 AM »

Halicrafters 129X and the Halicrafters S20R... and I wound some wire on a tennis ball can with my son and we put a cat whisker on a piece of Galena and WOW.... LOUD AM came through... it was very cool.
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N8YX
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« Reply #28 on: March 19, 2015, 05:52:20 PM »

It depends on what I have set up in the shack at the time. Drake R7s, Mackay Marine 3031A/3030AR, Icom R71As, Icom R7000s and the general coverage sections of whatever HF transceivers are available all get pressed into service on occasion.
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« Reply #29 on: March 20, 2015, 06:30:41 PM »

ICOM 7600 it's a beautiful thing.
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