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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: 2 Average rating: 4.5/5 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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W9WCR Rating: 5/5 Dec 12, 2017 10:14 Send this review to a friend
Brilliant!  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
The BST-1 car shortwave receiver by Expert Technology Studios is straight out brilliant!
I have wanted a shortwave radio in the car since the 1970's when I rode in a Mercedes that had a built in shortwave radio.
When I saw the web page for the BST-1 I ordered on the spot. http://carshortwaveradio.com/
Install was a snap and the antenna mounted perfectly on my 2017 Mini Cooper.
What blew my mind was how well the radio works and how well the entire system is thought out.
I did a bit of research and learned this radio is designed by FRED STUDENBERG Engineering Group Manager for 38 years with Rockwell Collins (Collins Radio).
The radio is super sensitive and there is ZERO motor noise due to DSP noise reduction and DSP filtering.
The tuning is done with a small key fob and the system is wonderful. You can change from presets to manual tuning with out ever talking your eyes off the road.
It will tell you the mode you are in and even frequency in Morse code!
The receiver sends the frequency you are on as well as the signal strength to your FM radio. All wireless, which means no cables behind the car radio to mess with.
If your FM radio has RDS, you will also see the tuned shortwave frequency, signal level and mode right on the screen in your car.
Just this first week I have listened to great jazz from radio Cuba, great programs on China Radio Int, BBC, Saudi Arabia (ARS) and many, many more!
The BST-1 is A++++
Bill Ruppert W9WCR
 
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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