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Title: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: KB9KXH on December 08, 2011, 10:52:43 AM
For shortwave listening i use a Drake R8A, a Sony 2010, most of the time with many others that mostly sit on the shelf.


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: N8YX on December 08, 2011, 03:09:09 PM
IC-R71A x 4.

IC-751A x 2.

IC-R70 x 1.

IC-745 x 1.

TS-940S x 2.

The R70 is slaved to the 745; they share a common antenna. Likewise, each R-71A is slaved to a '751A or a '940S.

For VHF and above I have a bank of R7000s and assorted PRO-series scanners, some of which are computer controllable.

There are a few Drake R7s and a couple of ITT Mackay Marine 303x-series receivers kicking around the basement shack.


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: N3WAK on December 11, 2011, 05:26:50 AM
Greetings! 

Kenwood R5000 (original owner)
Drake SW-4A ("C-line" VFO; no RNYWW logo)
Drake SPR-4, with calibrator and NB
Drake R8A, with VHF converter
Drake 2-B, with 2AC calibrator
Drake R-4B

All great rigs..."old technology" analog shortwave broadcasts just sound better on an older rig.  Especially ones that glow.  Especially ones that I wanted when I was a kid but could only dream of having. 

73, Tony


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: KAPT4560 on December 11, 2011, 07:37:11 AM
 The R-390A is the Queen of the Air and at my bedside with an E-W attic longwire and outlet ground.
 I also have an ICF-2010, but it has mysteriously been beset by image and easy overloading issues. I do have the service manual for this radio. It unfortunately had a beer spilled on it years ago.
 I do like old Nationals, I have the NC-98, NC-125 and NC-200. The Hammarlund HQ-129X is nice in the shop. I have an Echophone EC-1 in the garage with a 50' longwire and ground.
 The widow of a friend who had passed gave me his JRC NRD-515 with all the availible factory accessories (speaker, memory unit, filters and headphone jack). It is and amazing early digital tuning radio.
 I have a couple of 'Long Distance' Zenith and GE console and table radios that are great AM band DXers in the evening. Many regional stations disappear into the 'mud' around 4pm to be replaced by more distant out-of-staters.
 I have been updating a lot of old house wiring from  2-prong to 3-prong outlets. Much of the wiring is the old cloth wrapped in conduit type. I bought a 3-prong outlet tester and was horrified at the number of bad/noisy grounds and reversed hot/neutral wires in the house that I have since fixed. I have been tracking down other RFI noise in the house like CFL lamps, wall warts and various digital cacaphony.
 If you are in doubt about your own house wiring, I would implore you to get a tester. Cheap insurance and better reception.


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: WB9YCJ on January 15, 2012, 10:15:25 PM
Icom IC-7700 sitting next to IC-781 with same antenna.

I usually prefer the 781 for AM (Med wave AM, shortwave AM).

Now figure that one out. 

 ??? Analog VS. Digital ?


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: KG6BRG on January 16, 2012, 05:50:23 PM
Frog-7


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: AD4U on January 17, 2012, 12:13:32 PM
Mint Hammarlumd HQ 180A.

Dick  AD4U


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: AK7V on January 18, 2012, 09:26:54 AM
Either my main ham rig (Icom IC-756 pro 3) or my Lowe HF-150.

It's easier to tune around and find stations with the Icom, but if I'm listening to a particular program or searching a small segment of the bands, the Lowe is great.  It's also portable, so I can take it outside or into another room.


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: KB1TXK on January 18, 2012, 07:50:12 PM
Radio Shack DX-394

Icom IC-R2 (camping SWL)


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: EI4GMB on January 19, 2012, 09:15:11 AM
For Shortwave listening I use a Drake R8E receiver coupled to an RF Systems DX-1 Pro II antenna. I have worked some rare DX over the years with this combination. I also find the Drake R8 series to be superb in both sensitivity and selectivity. If you can find one in reasonably good condition my advice would be to snap it up. Sometimes they appear on ebay very reasonably priced!

73,

Fred EI4GMB


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: SWMAN on January 21, 2012, 09:22:49 PM
 I use my old reliable Kenwood TS-570. Works great for SWL.


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: KC0KEK on January 22, 2012, 06:12:55 PM
I use my old reliable Kenwood TS-570. Works great for SWL.

Agreed.

I also have an Icom R70 in my office for AM DXing and casual SWLing.


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: G7MRV on January 28, 2012, 01:22:09 PM
FRG-100, with custom built AF/CAT interface
DX-70TH (main station rig)
MVT-7100 for VHF/UHF


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: KE6WNH on January 30, 2012, 06:11:39 PM
Radio Shack DX-380
Radio Shack DX-390
Sangean ATS-803

But I use my IC-706, Yaesu VX-5R, and Yaesu VX-7R to do a lot of SWLing because they have better sensitivity and lower noise floors than my receivers.


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: N3PDT on January 30, 2012, 07:00:44 PM
Ten Tec Jupiter and a Zenith Transoceanic H500.

I have just started listening to Short Wave broadcast.


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: KD5TXX on February 08, 2012, 05:45:22 PM
Main in the House is a Drake SW4A.  In the shop I have a few Hallicrafters but really enjoy the Hammarlund HQ140.
For traveling and hotels I got a Grundig G8.  I have found it doesn't work to well in most hotels.


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: NN6EE on February 17, 2012, 01:34:48 PM
Question Gentlemen!

In all of your esteemed choices/preferences which CURRENTLY AVAILABLE portable receiver(s) is (are) the "VERY BEST"???

Jim-nn6ee


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: N5RWJ on February 17, 2012, 01:51:36 PM
I use the Tecsun PL 660 that has DSP, and cost around $100.00, just plug in a antenna and listen to LW,MW, SW and air band.


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: AB4TI on February 18, 2012, 07:17:06 AM
+ 1 on the Tecsun PL-660, it's a lot of radio or the money. I also like the Sangean 803 & the Radio Shack version but used ones are getting expensive these days.


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: EI4GMB on February 23, 2012, 03:14:55 AM
I also like the Sangean 803 & the Radio Shack version but used ones are getting expensive these days.

Ditto! on the Sangean 803 & Radio Shack version. Great portable! ;)

73,

Fred EI4GMB


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: WB0MCO on February 24, 2012, 08:41:40 AM
Hallicrafters SX-100,like new...even have the original shipping cartons,
with the R-46B speaker.


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: W0NTS on March 05, 2012, 03:57:36 AM
Presently I have the following SWL receivers: Icom R-71A,  Icom R-75 (with KIWA mods),  Drake R8B,  Collins/Stewart Warner R-390A,  Radio Shack/Sangean 909,  TenTec, MFJ, Hendricks and Heathkit regenerative receivers plus a Knight Kit Ocean Hopper and a Hallicrafters SX-100 (both needing TLC).  Dennis L. Hoffman  W0NTS


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: VE7SHM on March 06, 2012, 07:34:32 PM
Well
Sx-190
DX-160
Kenwood R 1000 & R2000
Alinco R8
Yaesu FRG 7 frg 700 frg 7700 frg 8800 frg 100
Drake SW8
JRC nrd 525
panasonic dr 49


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: N2CVE on March 09, 2012, 08:29:30 AM
Currently use a Kenwood R-1000, also have a DX-394 on standby, and soon will be getting my latest acquisition, an ICOM R-71A...plus sundry other portables.

Jim


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: AK4NX on March 17, 2012, 09:31:33 AM
Hi all,
Using a Yaesu FRG-7700
Jake
AK4NX
73


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: K5TN on March 17, 2012, 12:58:25 PM
Drake SW-2

K5TN


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: K6HOM on March 27, 2012, 01:22:34 PM
Icom R7100 (VHF/UHF)
Uniden BCD998T (Digital Trunking)
Drake R8A (LW)
Icom 756Pro (Everything else)
Also have a Kiwa R75, but mine is not as good as the R8A for LW or the 756Pro's DSP filtering for BCB/HF

Rick
K6HOM


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: KB2FCV on March 30, 2012, 08:48:22 AM
I do some shortwave listening from time to time. For now, I am using my IC-746pro, but I'd like to get a dedicated spot for either my HQ-129X or my Super Pro.

Some of my favorite stations I used to listen to have long ago gone off the air in favor if internet "broadcasting".


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: KC9RFO on March 31, 2012, 03:48:00 PM
Radio Shack DX-200


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: KB1GMX on April 03, 2012, 04:25:48 PM
Several...

Modified Hallicrafters S120 (additional IF and a real product detector).
Solid to 10mhz, deaf and images above at that.

Allied/RadioShack AX190 (with a external syth to get unbroken coverage from 3 to 30).

RS DX302  a 10khz to 30mhz coverage.

PRC-1099 SSB from 1.5mhz to 29.9999mhz.

HB tube RX for the 4-6mhz range AM only.


Allison


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: WI0H on April 20, 2012, 10:29:45 AM
My primary radio these days is a JRC NRD-525. I got it used from universal back in 1997 and I still love it. I've got a lot of other radios, but this one is still my rig of choice.



Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: AUSSIE on May 05, 2012, 03:26:09 PM
These are my hf receivers:

Aor-3030
Aor-7030
Alinco DX-R8 (2)
Drake SW-2
Drake-R8B
Grundig Satellit-750
Icom-R71A
Icom-R75 (2)
Jrc Nrd-535
Jrc Nrd-545
Kenwood-R5000
Lowe HF-235
Palstar-R30A
Rfspace SDR-IQ (2)
Ten Tec-320D
Ten Tec-340
Ten Tec-350D


Regards Lino..


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: K0SBV on May 11, 2012, 08:13:59 AM
I have used probably 15-20 receivers over the years, and currently use a Drake SW8 and Icom R75, but for BCB DXing, by far the best receiver I have ever used is a Hammarlund HQ-180A--still sorry I sold it back in the 1980's.


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: RADI0HEAD on May 11, 2012, 04:27:19 PM
AOR 7030+
Icom R8500
Palstar R30A
Eton E1
Sony 2010
Sony 7600GR
Grundig G5


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: KE5JPP on May 13, 2012, 01:43:54 PM
In the order listed from most used to least used:

SRL QS1R SDR Receiver
Microtelecom Perseus SDR Receiver
ICOM R9000

I have others, but they just sit on the shelf unused.

Gene


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: K8HU on May 20, 2012, 06:31:56 PM
Microtelecom Perseus, Winradio G33DDX Excalibur Pro and EAC Build, R390A.

Chuck Rippel
WA4HHG


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: KB3ZBE on May 23, 2012, 09:19:45 PM
Primary reciever at my base is an ICOM IC-R8500.

Small portable for camping, etc. is a Sony  ICF-SW40

Mike


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: KD8AMR on May 24, 2012, 09:54:18 AM
Icom R-75 and a modified Radio Shack DX-394.


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: K7LZR on June 06, 2012, 12:13:45 AM
FlexRadio Flex 1500, Icom IC-7200, Yaesu FT-817ND, and a few older tube receivers. For SWL, I find that the Flex 1500 is simply incredible because you can see as well as hear the signals, and the filter adjustments are virtually unlimited. And you can see and adjust the filter effects in real time. I have had SSB stations as close together as 2khz with a desired signal between them and I can adjust the Flex to dig it out. For AM listening, I have found nothing better. With the filter widened to about 10khz on an uncrowded band, the Flex sounds as good or better than the old Hallicrafters SX-28A which I had for many years. 

A close second is the IC-7200 which also has a superb receiver with awesome digital filtering.

And the little FT-817nd is a decent performer for SWL use too, especially if you couple it to a good outboard AF DSP filter such as the Timewave DSP-9.

- Darrell/KA7BTV


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: GABRESEVEN on June 06, 2012, 07:43:48 AM
My primary HF receiver right now is an ICOM 737 - the transmit doesn't work because it was disabled by the previous owner at my request...the reason being is my grandson likes to listen when he comes over. And I don't want any accidental transmissions...


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: K6HOM on June 27, 2012, 01:39:08 PM
Previously, I had posted:
Icom R7100 (VHF/UHF)
Uniden BCD998T (Digital Trunking)
Drake R8A (LW)
Icom 756Pro (Everything else)
Also have a Kiwa R75, but mine is not as good as the R8A for LW or the 756Pro's DSP filtering for BCB/HF


After two months of listening, I now use a FlexRadio 5000A in place of the Icom 756Pro for 0.540-50 MHz. Great S-AM mode, the best filtering that I have used, wonderful audio quality, and the panadapter visual tuning is a treat. No problems getting this to work on my 3 y.o. PC (Intel Core 2-2.6 GHz, 4 GB DDR2), took all of 20 minutes.  I bought Flex's recommended firewire card after reading that many connection issues come from incompatible firewire cards. 

Best Wishes,

Rick


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: K5TED on July 01, 2012, 09:15:58 PM
Icom PCR-100 w/ I5XWW 455kHz to 12kHz IF tap & WinRad, HDSDR, M0KGK, Sodira, DReaM, etc.

Icom PCR-1000

Icom PCR-1500

Icom R-71A

Flex 1500



Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: KI4VQP on July 01, 2012, 11:08:21 PM
In order of use:

Yaesu FRG-7
Sony 7600G
Yaesu FT450

The frog gives me the best sound and is just fun to play with, the 7600 is a great portable, and the 450 receive with outboard speakers is pretty darn good too.


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: N0SYA on July 12, 2012, 06:54:46 PM
I really like digital filters and demod for swbc and ham sue so the old analog stuff is out.


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: K6LO on July 13, 2012, 05:45:02 PM
Three cheers for the FRG-7.  I have lots of higher spec receivers, but the Frog-7 is still my SWL daily driver.


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: EI4GMB on July 14, 2012, 05:24:24 AM
These are my hf receivers:

Aor-3030
Aor-7030
Alinco DX-R8 (2)
Drake SW-2
Drake-R8B
Grundig Satellit-750
Icom-R71A
Icom-R75 (2)
Jrc Nrd-535
Jrc Nrd-545
Kenwood-R5000
Lowe HF-235
Palstar-R30A
Rfspace SDR-IQ (2)
Ten Tec-320D
Ten Tec-340
Ten Tec-350D


Regards Lino..

Hi Lino,

You certainly have a fine collection of receivers. I would be interested to hear what is your favorite?

Kind Regards

Fred EI4GMB


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: AUSSIE on July 14, 2012, 05:56:57 AM
Hi Fred thanks dont have favorite all my antennas are active from rf systems,wellbrook
also have another shack at dads place with 50 receivers and all my 6 uncles are into radios..

Regards Lino.


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: KI4SDY on July 15, 2012, 06:50:39 AM
Radio Shack DX200, switched into a G5RV. I paid $30.00 for for the receiver in mint condition and $39.00 for the antenna many years ago.  ;D


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: HFCRUSR on July 15, 2012, 12:25:18 PM
Not a ham. I am an avid SWL/HF utility hobby. At the listening desk Icom r71a with EEB mods (main use) and '54 Hallicrafters sx-88. Icom r75 at the bedside. All run on a PAR EF-SWL with 100' wire up 40':)


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: W4OP on July 15, 2012, 06:13:12 PM
I have not seen the Elecraft K3 mentioned- maybe I missed it. But it has the best AM sync detector I have ever used- even better than the Lowe receivers. In combination with the P3 panadapter, it's a killer receiver. Excellent roofing filters, industry best close in dynamic range, excellent IP3. DSP filtering, NR etc. It's only limitation I see is that  the low end is currently 490KHz, so I use a Palomar LF converter for NDB, LowFers etc.

Dale W4OP


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: N2LXM on July 16, 2012, 09:25:17 AM
My Main receiver is a Collins 75S-3C followed by a National NC-57B( mostly for BCB ), then the R390A/URR. All three have there place. Still lots to listen to out there if you know were to listen.


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: RENTON481 on August 02, 2012, 07:16:13 AM
I use a couple digital portables, including a Realistic DX-390, which often seems to be the easiest to use and the quickest to tune.  There are other radios with more sophisticated features but I'd rather spend my time SWLing than fighting with the radio.

For MW I favor a Sony SRF-42 (used with an external loop).  The SRF-42 is stereo, and the stereo helps to separate stations on a channel.  Sounds great through the headphones, also...


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: RENTON481 on August 02, 2012, 11:35:46 PM
Three cheers for the FRG-7.  I have lots of higher spec receivers, but the Frog-7 is still my SWL daily driver.

I have to agree with you, K6LO.  I have an FRG-7 that was in the closet for a while, and I've recently pulled it out of the box and cleaned it up, and have been getting used to it again, mainly DXing medium wave.  It pulls the signals out of the mud well, and it has a rich, rich sound.

I forgot how good a receiver it was.


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: W4HLN on August 03, 2012, 01:13:09 PM
Yaesu FT-2000D
Yaesu FT-950


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: KC0KEK on August 04, 2012, 05:07:56 PM
I'd be interested in hearing from anyone who has a Bearcat DX-1000 or a Uniden CR-2021. I have both, and both are on the fritz. The Uniden was my workhorse for several years in the 1980s until it developed a problem where it wouldn't power up at all, and then would months or years later.


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: SWL535 on November 15, 2012, 08:00:47 AM
New kid on the block

Kenwood R5000
JRC 535D

Wellbrook 330S
PAR-SWL

Looking at a Quicksilver QS1R

Ken


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: W1JKA on November 15, 2012, 08:24:29 AM
     FRG-7700 and a Sony ICF-7600D usually hooked up to a unused dipole or any convenient long wire.


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: SWMAN on November 15, 2012, 09:13:22 AM
 I use my Kenwood TS-570 and my Zenith R-3000 Transoceanic.


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: N4OI on December 06, 2012, 06:05:10 AM
I am a CW-only ham, but assume this question refers to international broadcast listening...   I have found my Drake R8 with an external speaker to be the best.  Ride the RF gain, move the passband off center, turn the tone control all the way down, and enjoy some great music from Voice of Greece or the BBC Africa Service.... 

For travel, the Sony ICF-SW07 is great ( http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/portable/0007.html ) but unfortunately is not in production. 

I also fire up my old National NC-60 Special all-American five tube rig from time-to-time... the glow from those tubes is priceless!

73 ES GOD BLESS U ES URS DE KEN N4OI  ;D


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: SWL535 on December 09, 2012, 03:23:10 PM
I also fire up my old National NC-60 Special all-American five tube rig from time-to-time... the glow from those tubes is priceless!

I lived my teen years with a Hallicrafters SX-25 Super Defiant. Tubes galore....it would heat my bedroom in the winter. :-)

Ken


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: KG5UN on December 23, 2012, 06:46:16 AM
Yaesu FT-767GX
Yaesu FT-100
Alinco DX-70T
Halicrafters S-41G (For sentimental reasons)



Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: N1NQC on December 24, 2012, 03:17:14 AM
Hey  All,

IC R-71a, Halli S-120 A, DX 440, Home brew (  SW crystal sets,1 active  device, 2 active  device, etc). Ant: 40 M horiz Vee dipole,75 ft long wire.

de K


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: KB0FSD on December 27, 2012, 08:41:57 PM
Guess I'm the strange one? ;D

I use a National NC-125 and an RME 84


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: DXACE1 on December 30, 2012, 05:02:46 PM
For shortwave listening i use a Drake R8A, a Sony 2010, most of the time with many others that mostly sit on the shelf.

In order of preference:

JRC NRD 301A
JRC NRD 515
Drake R8
Drake R7A
Ten Tec RX340
Watkins Johnson 8718A/MFP

Then:

AOR 3030
ICOM R75
Eton E1
Panasonic RF-9000


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: VA7GTE on May 08, 2013, 11:13:22 AM
I have a AOR AR7030+ inherited from my Uncle and a few home brew loop antennas. Works great.


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: KE7TMA on July 03, 2013, 11:17:50 AM
Question Gentlemen!

In all of your esteemed choices/preferences which CURRENTLY AVAILABLE portable receiver(s) is (are) the "VERY BEST"???

Jim-nn6ee

It's a tough call.  How much money do you want to spend?  That's the first component of any answer to your question.

People like the Sangean ATS-505, it's cheap and portable.  Of course, there are better radios out there, but it's a starting point.


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: SMAUG on July 05, 2013, 11:34:27 AM
Just a simple Tecsun PL-390.

As an atheist though, I'm finding there's nothing on the shortwave bands in the US that I actually want to listen to. I can pick up Radio Havana (Cuba) pretty regularly, but it is just news, so the novelty wears off quickly.

When I was in China, shortwave was GREAT. Lots of stations from China, and some from Korea, Japan, Thailand, and the Philippines.

AM is mostly sports and news here. I don't follow sports, and I can get all the news I need on FM.

FM is good and clear on most radios, but too many ads, so I got back into ham radio, just VHF for now, though I will soon get back into UHF.


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: K0XY on July 30, 2013, 07:34:30 AM
...the icom R75 and yaesu FRG100  ;D


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: KE7RNK on July 31, 2013, 07:28:07 PM
yaesu ft 920,ft 3000 dx, icom r 75 receiver


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: N5INP on August 01, 2013, 05:14:25 PM
I use a JRC NRD-535.  :)


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: ZL2MC on January 01, 2014, 04:01:47 PM
DXACE1 said:
Quote
In order of preference:

JRC NRD 301A
JRC NRD 515
Drake R8
Drake R7A
Ten Tec RX340
Watkins Johnson 8718A/MFP

Then:

AOR 3030
ICOM R75
Eton E1
Panasonic RF-9000

Perhaps I should stop lusting after a TenTec 240 and the WJ8718 and just be happy with my NRD515 then! (and a selection of other receivers, my Kenwood R2000 bought new in 1982 still works very well.)


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: KE7TMA on January 01, 2014, 04:18:42 PM
I haven't any use for anything else now that I own a KX3.  My only complaint is that the bandwidth in AM is a bit narrow at 4.2 KHz but this isn't much of an issue, as few broadcasters reaching the USA have a wider signal these days.  In Europe it is still possible to listen to many AM SW signals that are 9 KHz wide.


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: W1JKA on January 01, 2014, 05:12:36 PM
My IC-7200 for SW listening, in an emergency it has a transmit function and replaced my ageing FRG-7700.


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: KB3UWC on January 01, 2014, 05:40:16 PM
Icom 751A

Radioshack  DX394 with alot of mods

 Allied 2515

 Grundig G5

  I mostly use the Icom ic751 I just built a low frequency upconverter. I am getting into low and medium frequency dxing. This week I have logged a french station on 162 khz and a  Moroccon station on 171 khz. On medium wave a station from Buenos Aires on 1710 khz this is out of our mv band. This on a 100 ft ladder line fed dipole.

  Steve KB3UWC


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: VK3DWZ on January 02, 2014, 03:54:56 AM
I use a Collins-designed, Hammarlund-built R-390A as the main receiver here. Also have a Barlow-Wadley XCR-30 (with F-M) and a natty little Tecsun PL-310.  Also have Chinese one that I don't use much.  I inherited that one from my late mother!


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: KD7RDZI2 on January 21, 2014, 04:07:47 PM
Drake R8 main receiver.
Drake 2-C up to the 2nd or 3rth tube IF then downconverted to the soundcard of PC for IFDSP and demodulation via Dream software.
Teletron TE 704 C-F/FS receiver, the most impressive receiver regarding the front-end and IF filters, has by default a 30khz IF output and can be directly connected to the soudcard for IFDSP.
Chinese double conversion portables with the same treatment I reserved to the Drake 2-C.


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: W4HTH on January 22, 2014, 08:00:42 AM

Hammarlund hq105tr
hallicrafters s120 [yes I know hallicrafters ?????
hallicrafters s38
grundig yb400
realistic pro2021 scanner


   73  jim.


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: G7ENQ on January 27, 2014, 11:09:42 AM
JRC NRD-545 with VHF/UHF expansion board.

Yes, bought new it cost me an arm and a leg, but never ever regretted it. The Rolls-Royce of receivers.

73

Bill
EI9FDB, G7ENQ


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: AA7AS on February 16, 2014, 12:47:04 PM
Primarily RFSPACE's SDR-IQ hardware, with the latest SdrDx software, running under OSX, with a Pixel Pro RF PRO-1B loop antenna on a rotator.

Shortwave reception has never been better; shortwave activity has never been so low.

Sigh.


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: WA7KGX on February 22, 2014, 07:39:12 PM
My FlexRadio 1500 is great for shortwave and BCB listening.
The synchronous AM works well, and the filters are fantastic.
On strong signals I can set the bandwidth to 19.5 KHz for
great audio without 10 KHz whine.


Title: RE: which receiver do you use ?
Post by: KC6RCM on March 06, 2014, 10:35:09 AM
Ten-Tec, RX-340