I'm looking to buy a SW receiver for my husband

I'm looking to buy a SW receiver for my husband

Post by cuhu.. » Sun, 06 Mar 2005 13:02:53

www.universal-radio.com  Some other folks in this news group can tell
you of some other good radio sites too.
cuhulin
 
 
 

I'm looking to buy a SW receiver for my husband

Post by :-: Ghost Chip :- » Sun, 06 Mar 2005 13:44:01


Try the Grundig YB-500PE  at
http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/portable/0550.html
GC


Quote:

>  I'm looking to buy a SW receiver for my husband.  He has a
> cheap one he got
> at radio shack that he is not happy with.  He likes to listen
> to the news
> especially the BBC.  He wants one that is small enough to use
> with headphones
> while he standing and walking around at work.

>  I could spend up to $150.00 on this.  I know nothing about
> these radios.  I'd
> like to get an idea of what would be a good one to buy
> possibly on Ebay.

 
 
 

I'm looking to buy a SW receiver for my husband

Post by Joe Analssandrin » Sun, 06 Mar 2005 13:49:41

Hello Ma'am.

Unfortunately it is difficult to combine portability in the sense you
mean with good performance. Also I have found that short wave radios do
not function well in most workplaces with their fluorescent lights,
computers, and other sources of interference. Short wave signals are
generally exceedingly weak and modern office equipment is especially
electrically noisy.

That said, there are two well-made radios that I would recommend. I own
several units of both models so I have a great deal of experience with
them.

They are both Sonys - the ICF-SW35, which can be purchased for $90.00
or less (often around $75.00) and the ICF-SW7600GR, which costs about
$130.00 - $160.00. These radios are both superior performers within
their price range and would offer excellent reception in proper
listening venues.

Whether your husband's workplace "qualifies" as a good listening venue
is something only you and he can judge.

If you choose to buy one of these Sonys, I strongly recommend that you
do NOT buy on eBay. Buy from a reputable dealer who will assist you if
there are any problems whatsoever. My first recommendation is Universal
Radio, an excellent dealer, though their prices on these two radios are
at the high end. A less expensive dealer is J&R Music World in New
York. There are also a few Yahoo! dealers which sell these radios at
fairly low prices.

My radios are between seven and three years old and the ICF-SW35's, for
example, are kept in my cars' glove compartments all year 'round. They
are robust - they'd need to be to "survive" in such conditions. Yet,
whenever I place their batteries in them, they work flawlessly. My
ICF-SW7600GR's are also very well constructed; I feel that this model
is the best small portable currently being manufactured.

Both are very easy on batteries; no AC-adaptor is necessary (or
desirable). I personally use rechargeable NiMH batteries which make the
running costs in the long run exceedingly low.

The major difference between the two are the presence of a synchronous
selectable sideband circuit on the '7600 (I know you have no idea what
that is, but take my word for it: it is good) and that the '7600 has a
keypad for directly entering frequencies which the '35 does not. Unlike
some other people however, I do not find the lack of a keypad to be a
detriment to the operation of the ICF-SW35. Its image-rejection is
superior to that of the '7600 (this is good, also). Both of these
models have many "memories" which allows the owner to "store" a great
number of "favored" frequencies.

I believe your husband would be pleased with either and who knows - you
may find that you enjoy listening as well!

All my best wishes,

Joe

 
 
 

I'm looking to buy a SW receiver for my husband

Post by FlowerinThWa.. » Sun, 06 Mar 2005 14:04:36

Judging from what I have read about the Sony SW7600GR radios,I think I
should go ahead and buy myself one of those radios.I have read before
both universal-radio and J&R are very good stores to do business with.I
think I will check out J&R if they sell the same model radio that
universal-radio sells.
cuhulin
 
 
 

I'm looking to buy a SW receiver for my husband

Post by Dr. Artau » Sun, 06 Mar 2005 14:35:02



For not much more (perhaps $175) you can get the Sony 7600GR, overall the
best radio in this price category. It has Synchronous Detection (many
people desire this feature), which can improve reception under some
circumstances, Upper Sideband and Lower Sideband (USB and LSB), also
desired to listen to some military, aircraft, and ships), great battery
life, great looking, and it would be new, so it would be under warranty
and you wouldn't need to worry about getting an E-Bay lemon.

I like the following retailer:

http://www.aesham.com/

But here is another: Sony has the ludicrous prohibition against listing
prices online, so you may need to call or write the retailer to confirm
the price.

http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/portable/0360.html  (Sony 7600GR)
($175?)

http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/portable/0400.html (Grundig Yacht
Boy 400 PE) $130

http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/portable/3505.html (Sangean ATS-
505) $120

I would stick with one of the above. As I said, you can get them new and
under warranty for the price that you mentioned. They all have the USB
and LSB that I mentioned. (Sideband)

The standing and walking around part may be a problem though, since these
are not exactly pocket size. You are not going to get a pocket size radio
that performs well enough for shortwave. But these radio are easily
portable.

If you visit the web sites above, you should not need any accessories to
use the radios listed above, with the exception of the Sony. The
description seems to state that it does not come with an AC adapter.

Dr. Artaud

Quote:>   I'm looking to buy a SW receiver for my husband.  He has a cheap one
>   he got
> at radio shack that he is not happy with.  He likes to listen to the
> news especially the BBC.  He wants one that is small enough to use
> with headphones while he standing and walking around at work.  

>   I could spend up to $150.00 on this.  I know nothing about these
>   radios.  I'd
> like to get an idea of what would be a good one to buy possibly on
> Ebay.

 
 
 

I'm looking to buy a SW receiver for my husband

Post by Tony Meloch » Sun, 06 Mar 2005 14:46:20


> Hello Ma'am.

> Unfortunately it is difficult to combine portability in the sense you
> mean with good performance. Also I have found that short wave radios do
> not function well in most workplaces with their fluorescent lights,
> computers, and other sources of interference. Short wave signals are
> generally exceedingly weak and modern office equipment is especially
> electrically noisy.

> That said, there are two well-made radios that I would recommend. I own
> several units of both models so I have a great deal of experience with
> them.

> They are both Sonys - the ICF-SW35, which can be purchased for $90.00
> or less (often around $75.00) and the ICF-SW7600GR, which costs about
> $130.00 - $160.00. These radios are both superior performers within
> their price range and would offer excellent reception in proper
> listening venues.

> Whether your husband's workplace "qualifies" as a good listening venue
> is something only you and he can judge.

> If you choose to buy one of these Sonys, I strongly recommend that you
> do NOT buy on eBay. Buy from a reputable dealer who will assist you if
> there are any problems whatsoever. My first recommendation is Universal
> Radio, an excellent dealer, though their prices on these two radios are
> at the high end. A less expensive dealer is J&R Music World in New
> York. There are also a few Yahoo! dealers which sell these radios at
> fairly low prices.

> My radios are between seven and three years old and the ICF-SW35's, for
> example, are kept in my cars' glove compartments all year 'round. They
> are robust - they'd need to be to "survive" in such conditions. Yet,
> whenever I place their batteries in them, they work flawlessly. My
> ICF-SW7600GR's are also very well constructed; I feel that this model
> is the best small portable currently being manufactured.

> Both are very easy on batteries; no AC-adaptor is necessary (or
> desirable). I personally use rechargeable NiMH batteries which make the
> running costs in the long run exceedingly low.

> The major difference between the two are the presence of a synchronous
> selectable sideband circuit on the '7600 (I know you have no idea what
> that is, but take my word for it: it is good) and that the '7600 has a
> keypad for directly entering frequencies which the '35 does not. Unlike
> some other people however, I do not find the lack of a keypad to be a
> detriment to the operation of the ICF-SW35. Its image-rejection is
> superior to that of the '7600 (this is good, also). Both of these
> models have many "memories" which allows the owner to "store" a great
> number of "favored" frequencies.

> I believe your husband would be pleased with either and who knows - you
> may find that you enjoy listening as well!

> All my best wishes,

> Joe

Jen:

   Joe has given you the best advice you will read here from anyone on
this particular subject - trust me.

Tony

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I'm looking to buy a SW receiver for my husband

Post by mike maghakia » Sun, 06 Mar 2005 15:10:00

the new tecsun PL-350 and the Degen DE-1103 would be good choices for less
than $75 and are available from the seller LIPYN on eBay.

both have gotten outstanding reviews and are very sensitive


Quote:

>  I'm looking to buy a SW receiver for my husband.  He has a cheap one he
> got
> at radio shack that he is not happy with.  He likes to listen to the news
> especially the BBC.  He wants one that is small enough to use with
> headphones
> while he standing and walking around at work.

>  I could spend up to $150.00 on this.  I know nothing about these radios.
> I'd
> like to get an idea of what would be a good one to buy possibly on Ebay.

 
 
 

I'm looking to buy a SW receiver for my husband

Post by FlowerinThWa.. » Sun, 06 Mar 2005 17:19:14

I would buy from either universal-radio or J&R.J&R offers free shipping
on most products they sell and about two days delivery time.I think.
cuhulin  
 
 
 

I'm looking to buy a SW receiver for my husband

Post by snow » Sun, 06 Mar 2005 20:47:43

I got a Degen 1103 and I find it to be outstanding. It is about $75 on Ebay.
I suspect it holds its own with the Sony ICF-SW7600GR.

Quote:

>  I'm looking to buy a SW receiver for my husband.  He has a cheap one he
> got
> at radio shack that he is not happy with.  He likes to listen to the news
> especially the BBC.  He wants one that is small enough to use with
> headphones
> while he standing and walking around at work.

>  I could spend up to $150.00 on this.  I know nothing about these radios.
> I'd
> like to get an idea of what would be a good one to buy possibly on Ebay.

 
 
 

I'm looking to buy a SW receiver for my husband

Post by diverd4.. » Sun, 06 Mar 2005 21:30:09

This is a very  good " Standing and Walking around " headphone
shortwave radio..

http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/portable/0100.html

also known as the Tecsun PL-200

http://images.google.com/images?q=tecsun+PL-200&hl=en&btnG=Google+Search

 
 
 

I'm looking to buy a SW receiver for my husband

Post by cuhu.. » Sun, 06 Mar 2005 23:20:49

Part of an old commercial I used to hear on the radio many years ago
about Tennessee Pride sausage.The name on the package is Tennessee
Pride! Well,the name on some radios (Drake,Ten-Tec,Palstar,and there is
another one too,but I forget which one it is just now) means something
to me and metinks I also like Sony,Sony 7600GR.
cuhulin
 
 
 

I'm looking to buy a SW receiver for my husband

Post by ars_wa8.. » Sun, 06 Mar 2005 23:45:04

Be sure to check out this website:

http://qth.com/dwm

Three select Sangean receivers of various price ranges are featured
there.  There is also the Sangean PT-80....which I hear is
fantastic....available from:

http://www.alfenterprises.com

Hope this helps!

73, Bill - WA8MEA
TinyTenna & TinyTenna, P.C.
Attorneys
"Suffer from a slip & fall accident?
We'll help you get the TinyTenna's you deserve!"

 
 
 

I'm looking to buy a SW receiver for my husband

Post by cuhu.. » Mon, 07 Mar 2005 00:25:35

I tried out a Tiny-Tenna too.It SUCKS!!!!!!!
cuhulin
 
 
 

I'm looking to buy a SW receiver for my husband

Post by cuhu.. » Mon, 07 Mar 2005 00:24:33

F..K!!! them Sangeans!! I tried out two of them m....r f.....s!!!
SHIT!!!!! Anybody have the email addy of Sangean in Taiwan? I like
Taiwan,but their Sangeans SUCK!!!!!!!
cuhulin
 
 
 

I'm looking to buy a SW receiver for my husband

Post by ars_wa8.. » Mon, 07 Mar 2005 01:09:05

Now I KNOW this fella is off his rocker!  The 909 is one of the best
deals in shortwave, bar none!

You are THE Mississippi moron......

Now go back to your Good Will Thrift Store radios.....

73, Bill - WA8MEA
The TinyTenna Television Network (TTN)
All TinyTennas, All Day, Every Day