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Reviews of broadcast and shortwave receivers

Most of these are old models. But if you're a radio collector or restorer you might still find these reviews useful.

However the AR1780 reviewed here is current. That I do recommend if you're looking for a compact radio with good SSB reception.


My first shortwave receiver


National Panasonic GX3


Optimus Extended Range


Sony SRF-59


Digitech AR1748


Digitech AR1780


Digitech AR1458


Realistic DX-392 (same as Sangean ATS818CS)


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