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Good portable receiver

Posted: 25 Dec 2016, 21:42
by Laidbackelevenmeters
I would like to know if a good portable receiver for dxing tuning low signal pirate stations exist to plug to a diapole antenna

Re: Good portable receiver

Posted: 26 Dec 2016, 09:11
by ghost123uk
New or used?

I only know about old skool stuff and my fave is the Sony ICF2001D, if you can find one in good nick they are excellent.

They turn up on Ebay fairly often = http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from= ... 5573.m1684 as do the lesser, but still pretty good (and cheaper!!) Sony ICF7600 series

Re: Good portable receiver

Posted: 26 Dec 2016, 13:34
by PLL02A
I just picked up one of these as good as new in the box for £35 ($43) Rock solid stability on SSB and decent sound quality.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DEGEN-DE1103- ... SwhkRWeQD2

Re: Good portable receiver

Posted: 27 Dec 2016, 09:11
by Farty
Tecsun PL660.

Re: Good portable receiver

Posted: 27 Dec 2016, 13:04
by scanhermit
I second the 660. At £110 it's now kicking around for £30 more than I paid for it but if you're not bothered about airband or synchronous detection, its forerunner, the PL-600 is going for around £60

Re: Good portable receiver

Posted: 27 Dec 2016, 21:25
by WARLOCK
Have a look at item 172036898107 on the old e/bay for a degen de1103 .

Re: Good portable receiver

Posted: 28 Dec 2016, 16:55
by listner132
For me it would have to be the tried and tested yupiteru mvt 7100 scanner works very well on hf bands just with the supplied whip antenna.

Re: Good portable receiver

Posted: 29 Dec 2016, 08:52
by stratocaster
Kaito KA1102 works really well for me too, have had good USB/LSB reception and if given a longwire will extend the reception. I was also going to get a Tecsun. Stu on this forum has a Tecsun I believe, he and others can testify to how good they are! I do have a Sony ICF 2001d Fantastic set! It's staying in the scanner rack!

Re: Good portable receiver

Posted: 29 Dec 2016, 12:19
by Beefeater
Yupiteru mvt-7100 connected to various antenna's for me. Listen to 160m, 80m, 40m, HFair, 118>136airband etc etc, when time allows which is getting less as time goes on. Caravan Touring takes up most of my time now so radios will have to go very shortly. I will keep my Eton Satellit-750 for home use though.

Re: Good portable receiver

Posted: 31 Dec 2016, 11:47
by Admiral
Since I acquired my little Eton G3 Traveler I haven't used my 7100.

Re: Good portable receiver

Posted: 31 Dec 2016, 15:45
by ghost123uk
Jeez, at this price (Amazon) I might just buy one of those :thumbup:

EDIT = Just read the reviews, many of them are less that encouraging :?

Re: Good portable receiver

Posted: 02 Jan 2017, 14:30
by Admiral
Unless you are on a very tight budget I wouldn't recommend the G3 as a main set, but to chuck in the suitcase for hotel stop overs and as a bedside set it is great value for money.