eHam.net - Amateur Radio (Ham Radio) Community

Call Search
     

New to Ham Radio?
My Profile

Community
Articles
Forums
News
Reviews
Friends Remembered
Strays
Survey Question

Operating
Contesting
DX Cluster Spots
Propagation

Resources
Calendar
Classifieds
Ham Exams
Ham Links
List Archives
News Articles
Product Reviews
QSL Managers

Site Info
eHam Help (FAQ)
Support the site
The eHam Team
Advertising Info
Vision Statement
About eHam.net


Reviews Categories | Receivers: General Coverage | radio shack DX 150B Help


Reviews Summary for radio shack DX 150B
radio shack  DX 150B Reviews: 3 Average rating: 4.0/5 MSRP: $$160.00
Description: middle radio in the series of Dx 150-160 series
Product is in production.
More info: http://
Email Subscription
You are not subscribed to this review.

Subscribe!
My Subscriptions
Subscriptions Help

You can write your own review of the radio shack DX 150B.

KYSPENTAY1 Rating: 4/5 May 3, 2007 14:02 Send this review to a friend
This really is a classic!  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
I agree with the previous reviewer who said this is a fun radio. In my opinion, it's the best of the DX-150/DX-160 series of receivers. My DX-150B is able to pick up weak stations on 10 meters and the CB band that other (and supposedly superior) radios can't. Stability and audio quality are not quite as good as they are on the DX-150A, but this receiver seems to be a bit more sensitive and selective. The power supply also seems to be of a better design. You don't get nearly as much hum listening with headphones as you did with the 150 and 150A. For those who think of the DX-150B as a DX-160 without the longwave band, you're wrong. The audio quality is much better on the 150B. It's also much more stable than the 160. For an inexpensive single-conversion superhet with slide-rule tuning, you really can't do better than this. If you're not than hung up on always knowing the exact frequency to which you're tuned, I highly recommend one of these. Oh, and one more thing: they're easy to align and maintain.
 
VE3ES Rating: 4/5 May 2, 2007 12:43 Send this review to a friend
The "most fun" radio that I ever had!  Time owned: more than 12 months
Got this Realistic shortwave receiver for Christmas in the early 70s. What a gift. Still have it and treasure it greatly. I've had every conceivable SW radio from Yaesu, Kenwood, Icom, Realistic and Drake. While most of these radios were far superior in most ways, I have had the most fun over the years with my old DX-150B. There are a plethora of these things on e-Bay in it's various incarnations (150A, B, 160, et.al.). If you have a hundred or so bucks to blow and want a uniquely fun radio from a bygone era, then get one and put it into daily use in your shortwave radio shack!!!
 
KA8DLL Rating: 4/5 Sep 17, 2006 07:59 Send this review to a friend
Pretty nice radio  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
You wouldn't expect much from a radio with a mostly cardboard back. But you would be wrong. This is a nice radio. It could be used in the ham bands today. I paid $35.00 dollars for my nice example including the speaker. Sensitivity is excellent, audio is excellent, selectivity is a hair better than my Dx440 with the narrow filter switched in. Very little drift after a 10 minute warmup.
 


If you have any questions, problems, or suggestions about Reviews, please email your Reviews Manager.