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Author Topic: Best Portable SWL Receiver for SSB  (Read 18004 times)
M5AEO
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« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2014, 12:04:38 PM »

The best portable radio for SSB listening is the Sony ICF-SW7600G.  There is a slightly more up-to-date version that should still be available in the USA.  With a modest antenna (6 or so metres of wire) it hears everything my Yaesu transceiver hears.  It has a very good build quality and runs on AA batteries for ages.

M5AEO, London UK.


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OTTAVIO
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« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2014, 10:42:57 AM »

Hello,

I've been following this topic for some time. I hope somebody can clarify some points to me.

I am now based in Western Europe, so I was thinking of buying a Degen 1103 (not a Kaito because that's not available in Europe). I read nothing but praise for this radio but some reviews point out that the scan is increments on 5 khz.

1) Can anybody what the scan increments are for the Degen 1103 in ssb mode?
2) Again what are the scan increments are for the Tecsun PL-660 in ssb mode?
3) Does anybody know if there is a reseller for either radios in the Netherlands?
4) Apart from Ebay, can anybody tell me a reliable online reseller from China?

Thanks
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KD7RDZI2
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« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2014, 02:10:21 PM »

Hello,

I've been following this topic for some time. I hope somebody can clarify some points to me.

I am now based in Western Europe, so I was thinking of buying a Degen 1103 (not a Kaito because that's not available in Europe). I read nothing but praise for this radio but some reviews point out that the scan is increments on 5 khz.

1) Can anybody what the scan increments are for the Degen 1103 in ssb mode?
2) Again what are the scan increments are for the Tecsun PL-660 in ssb mode?
3) Does anybody know if there is a reseller for either radios in the Netherlands?
4) Apart from Ebay, can anybody tell me a reliable online reseller from China?

Thanks

The DE1103 is a nice radio but the PL-660 is especially better for SSB. The DE1103 uses a BFO for SSB so I believe you listen to both LSB and USB at the same time. That's not a big deal if the band is not very crowded, however the pl-660 has a BFO WITH SELECTABLE LSB or USB. Both sets, using the BFO, can tune at the smallest hz.
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F4GFT
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« Reply #18 on: July 29, 2014, 11:01:04 AM »


I second the vote for the Sony 7600. While it cannot compete with a stationary receiver with IF filtering for CW in a contest situation, it is a fine radio for SSB work, and its build quality far exceeds the Tecsun radios. There are some comfort issues (no tuning dial, few memories), but in terms of reception quality, it still is up to par with the more modern, albeit more cheaply constructed radios.
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N0SYA
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« Reply #19 on: July 30, 2014, 06:45:05 AM »

Agreed, the 7600 is a fine piece for its size and price. The one I tried out was sensitive enough with the antenna collapsed and folded to the rig most times for decent enough rx.
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