Looking for a good SW radio looking for recomendations

Looking for a good SW radio looking for recomendations

Post by Martin Comb » Tue, 14 Sep 2004 10:36:07

I'm looking to put a shortwave reciever in my garage to listen to while I
work anybody want to recommend a good radio,  I'm not looking for anything
fancy just something that will recieve good and has good sound quality.


 
 
 

Looking for a good SW radio looking for recomendations

Post by Gray Shockle » Tue, 14 Sep 2004 16:46:49


On Sun, 12 Sep 2004 20:36:07 -0500, Martin Combs wrote

> I'm looking to put a shortwave reciever in my garage to listen to while I
> work anybody want to recommend a good radio,  I'm not looking for anything
> fancy just something that will recieve good and has good sound quality.



See what the old AC-DC 5 tubers are going for. Hallicrafters S-38
series, the 60's. Also, check your local thrift shops[I got a
Hallicrafters for six dollars at one].

If you get any of the more recent "portables", you might want to look
into an external speaker.

Gray

 
 
 

Looking for a good SW radio looking for recomendations

Post by RH » Wed, 15 Sep 2004 00:06:11

MC,
.
You may wish to take a look at the "Modern Shortwave Receiver
Survey" that is provided by DXing.Com
MSRS=>  http://www.dxing.com/rx/rxindex.htm
.
Also check-out the eHAM Reviews of Shortwave (HF) Receivers:
General Coverage High Frequency Radios (163 Separate Radio Reviews)
eHAM=>  http://www.eham.net/reviews/products/8
.
.
REMEMBER: "The AM/MW and Shortwave Antenna is 55.5% . . .
of the Radio/Receiver and Antenna/Ground Reception Equation"
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Shortwave-SWL-Antenna/message/288
A Shortwave Antenna is "Equally" Important for Good Reception [.]
.
.
iane ~ RHF
.
Some Say: On A Clear Day You Can See Forever.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Shortwave-SWL-Antenna/message/502
I BELIEVE: On A Clear Night . . .
You Can Hear Forever and Beyond - The Beyond !
.
.


> I'm looking to put a shortwave reciever in my garage to listen
> to while I work anybody want to recommend a good radio,  
> I'm not looking for anything fancy just something that will
> recieve good and has good sound quality.



.
 
 
 

Looking for a good SW radio looking for recomendations

Post by DesignGu » Thu, 16 Sep 2004 00:43:37


Quote:> I'm looking to put a shortwave reciever in my garage to listen to while I
> work anybody want to recommend a good radio,  I'm not looking for anything
> fancy just something that will recieve good and has good sound quality.

I picked up a Grundig S350 on sale at Macy's.com thanks to another post in
this newsgroup. Price was $69.99, and the audio quaility is great. The sale
ended Labor Day, but it could go on sale again. Also watch for clearances at
Radio Shack.
 
 
 

Looking for a good SW radio looking for recomendations

Post by Martin Comb » Fri, 17 Sep 2004 06:47:13

also what would be a good antenna set up for someone in eastern nc with no
trees in his yard.


> I'm looking to put a shortwave reciever in my garage to listen to while I
> work anybody want to recommend a good radio,  I'm not looking for anything
> fancy just something that will recieve good and has good sound quality.



 
 
 

Looking for a good SW radio looking for recomendations

Post by RH » Fri, 17 Sep 2004 11:09:57

MC,

Here are a few items to Read and Consider:

*  Landscaping Lighting Cable -&- Ground Level (Hidden) Antennas
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Shortwave-SWL-Antenna/message/181

*  Ground Level (Hidden) Antennas
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Shortwave-SWL-Antenna/message/146

*  On The Fence: A (Hidden) "Loop" Wire Antenna
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Shortwave-SWL-Antenna/message/130

*  On The Fence: A (Hidden) Random Wire Antenna
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Shortwave-SWL-Antenna/message/32

All of these can be built using "Low Noise" Antenna design concepts.
*  Basic Antenna ? -and- Better Antenna ?
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Shortwave-SWL-Antenna/message/1135
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Shortwave-SWL-Antenna/message/1024
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Shortwave-SWL-Antenna/message/951

*  Three "Must" Links to Read -wrt- "Low Noise" SWL Antenna
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Shortwave-SWL-Antenna/message/949

*  The 'other' Half of your Antenna System - The Ground !
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Shortwave-SWL-Antenna/message/1083
.
.
REMEMBER: "The AM/MW and Shortwave Antenna is 55.5% . . .
of the Radio/Receiver and Antenna/Ground Reception Equation"
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Shortwave-SWL-Antenna/message/288
A Shortwave Antenna is "Equally" Important for Good Reception [.]
.
.
iane ~ RHF
.
Some Say: On A Clear Day You Can See Forever.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Shortwave-SWL-Antenna/message/502
I BELIEVE: On A Clear Night . . .
You Can Hear Forever and Beyond - The Beyond !
.
.


Quote:

> also what would be a good antenna set up for someone
> in eastern nc with no trees in his yard.

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Looking for a good SW radio looking for recomendations

Post by Mike Ter » Fri, 17 Sep 2004 18:23:55


> I'm looking to put a shortwave reciever in my garage to listen to while I
> work anybody want to recommend a good radio,  I'm not looking for anything
> fancy just something that will recieve good and has good sound quality.



Sorry wrong group. Go to the rec.garage group.

Mike Terry

 
 
 

Looking for a good SW radio looking for recomendations

Post by Michael Brya » Sat, 18 Sep 2004 01:50:21


>Sorry wrong group. Go to the rec.garage group.

Thank you for providing yet another name for my killfile!

<PLONK>

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Louisville, KY
R75, S800, RX320, SW77, ICF2010K,
DX398, 7600G, 6800W, RF2200, 7600A,
Degen 1102, Degen 1103, GE SRll,
Pro-2006, Pro-2010, Pro-76
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Looking for a good SW radio looking for recomendations

Post by Steve Silverwoo » Tue, 05 Oct 2004 13:19:11


Quote:> I'm looking to put a shortwave reciever in my garage to listen to while I
> work anybody want to recommend a good radio,  I'm not looking for anything
> fancy just something that will recieve good and has good sound quality.

It's decidedly low-tech, but you should be able to get a good price on a
Radio Shack DX-160 with speaker.  This is a fairly old unit, analog
dial, but it has excellent sound.  I used to have one in my garage for
exactly the same reason.  Wish I still had it!

--

-- //Steve//

Steve Silverwood, KB6OJS
Fountain Valley, CA