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Rob Osborn wrote:
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In article , Dave wrote:

Telamon wrote:
In article ,
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Rob Osborn wrote:
Okay, I originally asked about the Grundig 750 which sells for around
$300.
Now I would like to know what can be considered the BEST shortwave
radio
for
$400 or less. I'm sure I'll get a slew of answers but I would like
to
have
your opinions nonetheless.

Thanks,

Rob


Ten-Tec RX-320
This is not a stand alone radio.

The OP obviously has access to computers.

Computers have a tendency to generate interference. On the plus side
they can range from improving what you can hear to being necessary for
decoding digital modes but I gathered that the OP was looking for
international broadcasters. The computer in not a big plus here unless
he has a well isolated antenna.

If he wants to follow your radio advice then he needs to get an outdoor
antenna that is isolated from the computer equipment noise.

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Telamon
Ventura, California


Truth be told, I am looking for a portable unit that I can listen to in a
variety of locations.

Oz


Grundig (or whatever) E1.

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Bart Bailey wrote:
On Sat, 04 Oct 2008 21:04:55 -0700, Telamon
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In article , Dave
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Modern computers don't seem to leak nearly as much as older ones. Most
radios have computers inside them; can outside be that much worse?

The answer is much worse. Separate computer, monitors, keyboards, mice,
routers, UPS, printers, and all that interconnecting cable make a lot
more noise.


Could be you paid too much to get all that extra radiation ?
I recently got a middle of aisle bargain emachines from WalMart
that doesn't generate any interference,
There's a gob of wires to the amplified subwoofer 'n speakers, DSL
modem etc. all just under the same bench as my Ham station which is
about as sensitive to noise as the portable E1, yet I hear the
neighbors' CFL porch light better than anything in here.
Maybe some day when they're not home I'll try to filter it with a
broom handle. g


Don't blame the CFL. It's likely a light activated switch that's buzzing.
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I forgot about the DSL modem. The UPS is the worst noise source. It only
affects 60 and 49 meters.


Do you have enough ground?
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On Oct 3, 9:20*pm, "Rob Osborn" wrote:
Okay, I originally asked about the Grundig 750 which sells for around $300.

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Best portable under $400: (Easy)

Eton E1 - Make sure you get a new one with a warranty. There are
quality control problems, but when you get a working one, you get the
best portable ever.

If you are considering used tabletops, you should easily be able to
get an R75 (a really good radio) easily and maybe an earlier R8-series
Drake (an even better radio) if you look around awhile. A Palstar R30
is an interesting cross between a tabletop and a portable without a
lot of bells and whistles, but very, very sensitive.

If you want to buy a new tabletop, it's very hard to beat the R75 at
about $600. A new Drake will cost a whole lot more.

Mike
Louisville, KY



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On Oct 3, 10:23*pm, Telamon
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In article ,
*"Rob Osborn" wrote:

Okay, I originally asked about the Grundig 750 which sells for around $300.
Now I would like to know what can be considered the BEST shortwave radio for
$400 or less. *I'm sure I'll get a slew of answers but I would like to have
your opinions nonetheless.


$399.95
http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/portable/0101.html

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Telamon
Ventura, California


Agree..

http://www.radiointel.com/review-etone1.htm


In total the E1 is a huge success and Eton is to be congratulated for
giving us what stands as the current "Leader Of The Pack" among World
Band portable radios. At this moment it's the best World Band portable
on the market and I highly recommend it.



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