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Reviews Categories | Receivers: General Coverage | Expert Technology Studios, BST-1 car shortwave receiver Help


Reviews Summary for Expert Technology Studios, BST-1 car shortwave receiver
Expert Technology Studios, BST-1 car shortwave receiver Reviews: 1 Average rating: 4.0/5 MSRP: $189.95
Description: The BST-1 is a small, but high performance, DSP based, remotely tuned, all-band shortwave receiver that mounts out-of-sight in the trunk or rear deck area of your vehicle.
With the BST-1 receiver, you can listen to thousands of shortwave broadcasts from the U.S and around the world. Hear music, talk, sports, information, and religious programming in English and many other languages. There is also AM "Ham" radio as well as CB channels.


Product is in production.
More info: http://carshortwaveradio.blogspot.com/
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KC5MO Rating: 4/5 Feb 16, 2017 04:37 Send this review to a friend
A must have for the shortwave enthusiast  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
The BST-1 is a great receiver in a small package. The sensitivity is excellent especially when it is using a very short antenna which is slightly longer than a typical 2 meter 1/4 wave. Naturally it isn't a HF transceiver with a screwdriver antenna, but it's still very impressive for its size. The BST-1 comes pre programmed but you can add or delete frequencies as needed which is cumbersome at best because it is done through the key fob and takes a while and this is the reason I gave it a 4 and not a 5. I would like to see a way to program it with a laptop or tablet. The connection to your car stereo is through one of several FM channels from 88.3, 88.5, 88.7 and 88.9 and transmits a good strong clean signal to your receiver unlike most of the cheap FM transmitters for your cell phone. The web site shows that it will work nicely if you have a display on your stereo which it does. If you have an older stereo like I do it still works, but you will need to brush up on your CW so you know what frequency you are on.
All in all I really recommend the BST-1 to anyone who loves shortwave but doesn't have room for an HF rig in their car or truck. I do recommend a RCA male to female extension cable to make placing the BST-1 easier.
 


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