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Old 17th May 2019, 3:06 pm   #13
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Herefordshire, UK.
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Default Re: Short Wave listening

A few weeks ago I picked up at a car boot for not much a rather tatty 1970's ITT, made in HongKong, LW/MW/FM/SW 'rgd' branded transistor mains/portable - no model number on it (no telescopic aerial either!). Also it still had those blue and red conversion stickers the BBC produced for their wavelength changes.

Firstly I was pleased by the sound quality (a decent sized loudspeaker), secondly its SW was a band-spread 49m band (6.3 -> 5.9 Mc/s). Not much there apart from SM PSU type noises, however what there was, albeit mainly 1960s/70s/80s rock (English and German) made a refreshing change from the usual playlist of the UK domestic commercial stations.

I guess it all depends on what you want from your SW listening. I feel my money was well spent.
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