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Old 01-12-2016, 15:48   #1
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Best Value Shortwave Radio?

Lot's to choose from out there. Any thoughts?
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Re: Best Value Shortwave Radio?

Are you asking about High Frequency ham or marine Single Side Band?
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Re: Best Value Shortwave Radio?

Value for what purpose? The $99 battery-operated Kaito KA1103 receiver will do lots of useful stuff, but may not be what you're looking for.
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Re: Best Value Shortwave Radio?

Receiver? Tecsun 680 or 880
Ham Tx/Rx? Icom 718
Marine SSB ? S/H Icom 710
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Re: Best Value Shortwave Radio?

The Tecsun PL-600 is a nice receiver if you're only looking for a portable receiver. $95 online
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Re: Best Value Shortwave Radio?

Yes, receiver. Thanks for the suggestions.

Have been thinking in the back of my head as being something useful to pick up, however I have just been reading that several stations such as the BBC have gone off the air and that some consider it a dying medium.

Do those who have them still find meaningful and worthwhile programming still out there?
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Re: Best Value Shortwave Radio?

depending where you are BBC is still out there as are Radio Australia and Radio New Zealand. Assorted others such as Radio Romania.

lookee here Short-Wave Frequency Schedule for BBC in ENGLISH at 07:39GMT
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Re: Best Value Shortwave Radio?

I didn't have much luck finding content other than weather from US stations when I was in the Bahamas. That and listening to nets...but I didn't ever find a good news source. Entertainment was all around me so wasn't looking for that!
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Re: Best Value Shortwave Radio?

Set up that shortwave.info site to give 'all stations' in 'English'.

For some reason when I insert the link here it always reverts to BBC.

Lots out there for them as looks.
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