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Best non-AM/FM radio?

Discussion in 'Scanning & Shortwave Listening' started by LIantenna585, Oct 23, 2018.

  1. LIantenna585

    LIantenna585 New Member

    Oct 23, 2018
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    I was browsing online for radios that can explore the shortwave band, but all of the ones I liked (specifically the Eton Executive Traveler and the Executive Satellite) included AM/FM functionality. I already have other radios for AM/FM, so I don’t want to waste money by paying for something included in a shortwave radio that I already have.

    What are some recommendations for a shortwave radio (functionality for other bands would be good, too) that isn’t too expensive but can scan a high amount of frequencies, not including AM/FM?



  2. Captain Kilowatt

    Captain Kilowatt Professional Amateur
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    Apr 6, 2005
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    Any modern radio that covers SW will also cover the standard AM/FM broadcast bands. Unless you want to look for an older table-top model dedicated strictly to SW you will have to settle for something that covers AM/FM as well. Since it costs about 89 cents to add those bands you are not really paying any more for something you don't need/want.
  3. Rwb

    Rwb Sr. Member

    Jun 30, 2018
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    I got a tecsun pl 880 i like .it replaced a grundig yacht boy pe i wore out.
    Was sceptical about the tecsun but 3 years later im very satisfied with it.rechargeable battery and automotic shut off charger. Many features and strong recieve
    Handy Andy likes this.

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