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Reviews Categories | Receivers: General Coverage | Drake SW 8 Help


Reviews Summary for Drake SW 8
Drake SW 8 Reviews: 12 Average rating: 4.8/5 MSRP: $New Price: $589-799 Used Price:
Description: World Band Shortwave Receiver with FM and Aircraft Bands.
Product is not in production.
More info: http://www.rldrake.com/
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ALCRIQUIEXN6GY Rating: 5/5 Nov 1, 2001 01:24 Send this review to a friend
Primo  Time owned: more than 12 months
This is an Excellent general purpose receiver with features and quality that you would not expect from just reading the specs. For example, on broadcast FM with a decent external speaker it will startle you. But, that's not why you're thinking of buying it. On HF reception definitely exceeds that on my multi$$ Icom rig. Only downside for me has been the pushbutton switches which rock on their centers and thus are a bit tenuous. In summary, I own and use many radios and this one is the absolute last I would part with. (and i know i ended that sentence with a preposition and i shouldn't of)
 
KA1RI Rating: 5/5 Aug 29, 2000 14:48 Send this review to a friend
Bargain in Portable SW  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
Great receiver, in general.. FM broadcast is a real plus too... generally selective throughout the HF bands... sensitivity will please all but the most hyper DXers. Battery operation can be useful too... highly recommended.. simplicity makes it fun to operate!!
 
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