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Reviews For: Tecsun PL-660 PLL World Band Receiver

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Review Summary For : Tecsun PL-660 PLL World Band Receiver
Reviews: 63MSRP: 109.9
FM-Stereo /MW/LW/SW SSB/AIR band (118-137 MHz) World Receiver with high sensitivity and selectivity.
Product is in production
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WA9LAE Rating: 2011-11-02
Outstanding! Time Owned: 3 to 6 months.
What a great little radio! Works well on all
bands and all modes. I have many small portables
and this one outshines them all! I listen mainly
to SSB and CW signals on the ham bands and the
sensitivity and selectivity are more than adequate
on the whip. I also enjoy chasing NDB's on LW and
new broadcast catches on MW and this receiver ranks
right up there with the best; especially when hooked
up to my Wellbrook ALA 100M loop. Air band is also
very sensitive and I can pick up O'Hare and Midway
towers off the whip and they're both about 8 miles
away in opposite directions. I'm not into FM but
from what I hear that, too, is very good. As for
the sync, it holds like a rock. Try as I might,
I cannot fault this little gem! I'm sure I will
purchase another just for standby purposes. Oh,
one more thing, Tecsun provided a triggering
voltage at the external antenna input so, if you
have a Sony AN-LP1 it will be activated
when in the SW bands. I guess maybe Tecsun has
a similar antenna in the works?
AE6ZW Rating: 2011-10-21
DX-440 in small package. Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
my first impression on PL-660 remind of me, my old Radio Shack DX-440 receiver I used to have. The sound, tuning, display remind are similar to DX-440, but just in compact package. I use PL-660 with external antenna, it works well. I also like the future that it can charge AA NIMH battery by selecting charge mode [ ON ] , also I changed FM mode to cover 76 to 108 MHz continuously. and turned ON [ LW ] / long wave. long wave can be turned on by pressing AM button while in AM broadcast band [ MW ] mode. only thing I can tell the difference from normal HF HAM receiver is lack of Noise Blanker.
NR3G Rating: 2011-08-12
Excellent receiver for the money Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
I purchased the Tecsun PL-660 from and have been absolutely amazed at the performance of this particular receiver. I have a large collection of HF portable radio receivers and without a doubt I would have to class this one as the best in it's price range, even surpassing the Tecsun PL-600 which is also a very fine receiver. The AM and FM bands both have superb sensitivity and selectivity, but what impressed me the most about the PL-660 was is shortwave performance, particularly using the SSB mode. I enjoy monitoring the aeronautical HF shortwave bands and I found this receiver more than up to the task. I ran a simultaneous test of this receiver using only the internal HF whip antenna against my Grundig Satelit 750 that was connected to an HF dipole. I tuned both radios to 11.336 Mhz and could hear Gander Radio in Newfoundland loud and clear on both receivers at the same audio level and signal strength. That sold me.

Another thing that sold me on the PL-660 is the VHF Air band reception. I own several portables with this capability and THIS radio outshines them all.

FM reception is also very good as I have been
able to receive far away stations on the PL-660 that I could not receive on other radios of it's class without the use of an external FM antenna.

The LW band is not used much in the US except for monitoring the various beacons that occupy that band here in the US. but the beacons could be heard very well indeed on this small portable.

All in all for the money you can't beat this radio and I highly recommend it for those who are interested in purchasing a good all around receiver.