Thursday, November 6, 2014

Help a Curmudgeon Out: Shortwave Recommendation

The Adaptive Curmudgeon is looking for suggestions for an inexpensive shortwave receiver. Got any ideas for him?

I feel like there is good info at the SWLing blog. They also have reviews and a database of shortwave radios.


  1. So is a Techsun PL-880 a good choice? That's my guess for the right combination of "plug and play", cheap, and good quality. (Cheap is the limiting factor I think.) It's $160 on Amazon. If anyone has a better price I'd be happy to hear it. I'm all about being cheap. (I do want the new firmware though. That seems important.)

    1. If Hans recommends it, that's more than good enough for me.