Best High End Portable.

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Re: Best High End Portable.

Post by phil7ldx » 28 Nov 2014, 09:27

Look out for a Lowe HF 150 superb takes batteries although it's a bit greedy has all the connectors and its a nice size for portable out and about .

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Re: Best High End Portable.

Post by Test for Echo » 05 Dec 2014, 13:45

Coming in a bit late on this, and it's a rather expensive option, but the CommRadio CR1a is a very nice little radio. Although it will work with a whip on the back, it really needs a proper antenna. I've used an end fed wire with good results.
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Re: Best High End Portable.

Post by Retrodog » 05 Dec 2014, 14:03

SecretShortwave wrote:these are pretty good http://www.rohde-schwarz.com/en/product ... 11926.html
They are, I'm sure Ofcom have a few about the place. Rather a special piece of equipment at a rathr special price too.

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Re: Best High End Portable.

Post by crusty » 05 Dec 2014, 14:34

phil7ldx wrote:Look out for a Lowe HF 150 superb takes batteries although it's a bit greedy has all the connectors and its a nice size for portable out and about .
Ditto. :thumbup: Getting hard to find though, and the preselectors are like fairy dust.

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Re: Best High End Portable.

Post by scanhermit » 19 Dec 2014, 14:06

I can recommend the Tecsun PL660 for a budget shortwave. I've pulled in hams from the US and all over Europe with the supplied 5m wire. Also mid-atlantic aircraft and SW stations from all over.

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Re: Best High End Portable.

Post by Clipper » 22 Dec 2014, 15:40

scanhermit wrote:I can recommend the Tecsun PL660 for a budget shortwave. I've pulled in hams from the US and all over Europe with the supplied 5m wire. Also mid-atlantic aircraft and SW stations from all over.
I see Maplin have these for £99.99, not sure if they're the 2014 version with autostore etc. May wait until January to see if the price comes down.

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Re: Best High End Portable.

Post by scanhermit » 22 Dec 2014, 22:03

Check Ebay - I got mine for £82

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Re: Best High End Portable.

Post by Sylad » 22 May 2015, 11:17

Even cheaper Tecsun PL-660 & still in UK £34.99

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TECSUN-PL-600 ... =undefined
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Re: Best High End Portable.

Post by acl777 » 31 Jul 2016, 10:27

Grundig/Eton G5 is very sensitive. It has SSB but lacks a dedicated USB/LSB feature. I've had no issues tuning SSB via the BFO.

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Re: Best High End Portable.

Post by Admiral » 31 Jul 2016, 10:46

I have a high-end HF receiver that cost a fortune in the day, and it has a BFO rather than USB/LSB offsets, works for me.
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Re: Best High End Portable.

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Re: Best High End Portable.

Post by Admiral » 31 Jul 2016, 17:59

No, it's an ancient JRC.
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Re: Best High End Portable.

Post by scan125 » 01 Aug 2016, 11:23

phil7ldx wrote:Look out for a Lowe HF 150 superb takes batteries although it's a bit greedy has all the connectors and its a nice size for portable out and about .
If you have/get one and want to add a little computer control then checkout my HF150 Control Program and IF150 USB interface project.

http://nick-bailey.co.uk/hf150/index.html

http://nick-bailey.co.uk/if150/index.html

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