eHam Forums => SWL (Shortwave Listening) => Topic started by: N9SWA on September 23, 2013, 06:02:45 PM

Title: SWL radio's
Post by: N9SWA on September 23, 2013, 06:02:45 PM
Hi everyone been a while since I've posted anything.  I am looking to get into some SWLing while at work and the 2 radio's I've been looking at are theTecsun PL660 and Sangeon ATS 909X the 660 is cheaper and has airband much like my old Sony 2010 but hard to beat the 2010 so what are your opinions of these 2 radio's?
Tnx in advance Dan

Title: RE: SWL radio's
Post by: WA4053SWL on September 24, 2013, 11:15:14 AM
I too think that the Sony 2010 is hard to beat, I bought the Sony 7600GR and the Sangean 909 to compare, but I sold both on ebay and kept only the 2010,and do not spend more money on portable receivers.
73 de George.

Title: RE: SWL radio's
Post by: M0SDB on October 02, 2013, 01:16:53 AM
I have the Tecsun 660 and it is a great radio for the money. Well built and sensitive enough on SW. SSB works well.

The memories are a bit clunky to use and I have not tested airband at all.

I bought it when studying for my license and still use if when having a casual surf to see what's out there

Title: RE: SWL radio's
Post by: RENTON481 on October 06, 2013, 01:45:29 PM
I don't have the 909X, but I do have the 909 (DX398) and the 909's are excellent radios.  Good on MW, good on SW (with external antenna), great on SSB.  From what I've read, the 909X is an improvement.

There are quite a few reviews of it in the general coverage receiver review section here on EHam.

Title: RE: SWL radio's
Post by: KD7RDZI2 on October 30, 2013, 02:29:33 PM
Never had a Sony. I prefer the Tecsun PL660 to the Sangean 909 and the Degen1103. The Redsun RP2100 is a different story as it offers an IF output to be connected through an external mixer to Dream software for IFDSP Filtering and demodulation.

Title: RE: SWL radio's
Post by: KE7TMA on October 31, 2013, 12:25:44 PM
For the money used amateur radios are hard to beat.  Get one with some filters installed, it's probably much more sensitive and selective than your typical shortwave radios, albeit larger.