Need help with first Shortwave radio purchase

Need help with first Shortwave radio purchase

Post by Michael Fi » Fri, 08 Jul 1994 05:38:20

 I would like to buy a shortwave radio but am not sure where
to start,who makes good receivers and are Radio Shack models
any good. What  should I look for as far as features and options?

Thanks
Mike
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Need help with first Shortwave radio purchase

Post by Michael Schust » Fri, 08 Jul 1994 07:04:18



> I would like to buy a shortwave radio but am not sure where
>to start,who makes good receivers and are Radio Shack models
>any good. What  should I look for as far as features and options?

I STRONGLY suggest that you go to a good book store and buy "1994 Passport
To World Band Radio" and the 1994 World Radio-TV Handbook, and ask
questions on specific models after tkaing in what those books have to
offer.

Also, you may get more focused feedback on rec.radio.shortwave

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Need help with first Shortwave radio purchase

Post by Jerry Dall » Sun, 10 Jul 1994 06:39:10


>  I would like to buy a shortwave radio but am not sure where
> to start,who makes good receivers and are Radio Shack models
> any good. What  should I look for as far as features and options?

You might want to follow rec.radio.shortwave for a while.

The portable against which all others are judged is the Sony 2010.  It can be
purchased in the mid $300's.

 
 
 

Need help with first Shortwave radio purchase

Post by James B. Laughlan » Wed, 13 Jul 1994 11:12:38

Hello Mike , Name here is jim and I hold amateur call N2ETE. Been a
swl for 22 to 24 years and my advise would be to get the Sangean ATS-
803a ans   d a  and a mfj indoor active antenna. unless you have
room outdoors, put up a long wire antenna. This I feel would be a
good start since you won't have to spend much money and if you lose
interest (which after you start up is highly unlikely!!), you won't
be out much money. If you have further questions, E-mail me, or
write me at jim laughlan 340 second street Youngstown,  n.y. 14174.

        73's  de  jim  n2ete