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Reviews Categories | Receivers: General Coverage | Global Tuners Help

Reviews Summary for Global Tuners
Global Tuners Reviews: 8 Average rating: 3.4/5 MSRP: $Free
Description: GlobalTuners provides access to remotely controlled radio receivers all over the world.
You can listen to- and tune the receivers after you have created a (free!) account.
You can also share your own receiver on GlobalTuners and benefit from some privileges.
DXTuners users: you have to create a new account to use this website!
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RADIOMANN Rating: 0/5 Jul 23, 2013 20:42 Send this review to a friend
Nasty  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
there came some dude to the page, started tuning the receiver without permission of the users that are already were there and when i wrote a complaint to the administrator, i got accused of hijacking the receiver but not the dude who actually hijacked the receiver.

their rubbish is now obsolete, since there are now online SDRs, where a multiple of users can each tune in a different frequency at same time.
K5TED Rating: 5/5 Dec 25, 2010 20:51 Send this review to a friend
Works as advertised - good tool, great toy  Time owned: more than 12 months
Free membership. Player and control page runs fine on a modest PC or laptop. Great for spotting, monitoring your own station, SWL, Utility monitoring, etc. Audio quality is sufficient to decode PSK31 and other digital modes.

Share your radio:

I have a remote PCR1000 receiver shared with Global Tuners using a vintage (1999) Dell CPx 500 Pentium III notebook running XP with 256M RAM and 8GB solid state hard drive and PCMCIA wireless network card. Runs like a champ 24/7 at about 35% utilization when in use and the fan never even spins up and it has no noticeable impact on my home network.

KD7RDZI2 Rating: 5/5 Aug 31, 2010 08:59 Send this review to a friend
Almost great  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I tested on a couple of computers. Better to use a fast computer than a slow one. The connection is not super fast so to change the frequency I have to wait some seconds to get the audio while the S-meter seems to be faster so they seem not synchronized. I can choose among tens of receivers with different antenna set-up. Some are very good ones! The drawback is that each user change the frequency of the receiver so if there are many users well it is like to be in a club each wanting a different frequency or worse... it is like sharing TV in a family! If this is a problem you may prefer WebSDR.
SV2BWM Rating: 5/5 Aug 28, 2010 08:21 Send this review to a friend
A remote receiver for everyone...  Time owned: more than 12 months
Great help for listening frequencies all around the world + 73's...
N0FPE Rating: 3/5 Aug 6, 2009 05:42 Send this review to a friend
works ok  Time owned: more than 12 months
Its ok, great to listen to when I am bored. The respose to control commands is a bit slow but it works.
NS5U Rating: 4/5 Jun 2, 2009 09:39 Send this review to a friend
Not enough rcvrs yet  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Had no problems with the software. There don't seem to be many radios online. Fewer that have anything to be heard beyond commercial broadcast or public service.
OLLIEOXEN27 Rating: 0/5 Jun 1, 2009 19:15 Send this review to a friend
been there done that not  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I downloaded this software after reading the review above. After installing it I got the same result as I've got from every remote receiver site I've tried the last five years:

Cannot connect. Whatever the solution it isn't worth the effort to figure out. I'd rather write an opinion about my experience.

W1TXT Rating: 5/5 May 1, 2008 04:16 Send this review to a friend
Very Kool  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
This is a very interesting project and it allows anyone to access receivers all over the world. All you need is a computer, a sound card, an account (free) and the internet. I have dedicated a ICOM PCR-R1500 to this project. Others around the world have aldo dedicated receivers and it provides a very interesting experience. As a Ham, you can even listen to your own signals as there's approximately a 10 second delay.

Remote control software is browser based so there's nothing to install.

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