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Tecsun PL 880

Discussion in 'Scanning & Shortwave Listening' started by Mudfoot, Aug 30, 2019.

  1. sp5it

    sp5it Master of puppets

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  2. Mudfoot

    Mudfoot Elmer

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    Been listening for a few hours. Very nice radio. Very heavy. The audio is very nice. Going to stay up late cleaning out my work shop. Gonna run the wire up to my Oak and do a little Dx'ing. I like how the memories are saved in pages. Haven't touched the manual as everything seems intuitive.

    My ex-wife liked how it sounded. She likes to listen to ball games on AM and local talk radio like I do. Going to get her one for late bday present. The carry case is nice quality. Just wish it was bigger to hold spare batteries and the wire that comes with it.
     
  3. L2

    L2 Well-Known Member

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    Cool. I can't wait to get one myself. Happy listening
     
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  4. Rwb

    Rwb Sr. Member

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    Mudfoot,like i told you best dam radio i got.or owned,i thought my yachtboy 400 pe was great but my pl880 throws the yb in the water
     
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  5. Rwb

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    Mudfoot,how you like your pl 880 by now?
     
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  6. Hilltop

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    The PL880 is a very nice portable general coverage receiver. Hook it up to a decent external antenna and it will really come alive on shortwave.

    I owned a PL660 prior to the PL880. The 880 blows the 660 out of the water on the AM broadcast band. The overall audio quality on the 880 is much better than the 660. If you like listening to AM BCB, the 880 is a good radio.

    Link below has a lot of information on the 880.

    https://swling.com/blog/2014/06/complete-list-of-tecsun-pl-880-hidden-features/
     
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  7. Rwb

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    i posted swl hidden features on first page but great radios
     
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  8. fogdog

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    I never should have read this post. Now I'm all excited about SW, and this Radio. Dang it Man!
     
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  9. fogdog

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    Nice(y)
     
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  10. Rwb

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    we are not,i repeat NOT ENABLERS and if you beliive that i got 500 acres ocean view property for sale at area 51 dirt cheep too
     
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  11. Mudfoot

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    Been enjoying mine. Battery life sure is nice.
     
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  12. Rwb

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    hard to belive how long battery life is as well as overall quality the tecsun PL 880 actually has built in it
     
  13. 357magnum

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    Rwb , I might be interested in that land !:ROFLMAO: Mud , you said the word that make s my heart skip a beat .... " Grundig " My late Dad was into Flea Marketing , had a booth over 20 years , I got him statred selling electronics & told him if it says " Grundig " buy it ! I tested his radios & he made a lot of $ from them , mostly people here in the US wanting to listen to there country of choice . Just wish I would have kept a few !:whistle::D But that Pl-880 sounds awesome ! Doing research on cheapest $ now , signed Cheap Frenchman !:ROFLMAO:
     
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    Did you get that coil up antenna ? If so how does it work ? Thanks ! 73 & God Bless , Leo
     
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  15. Rwb

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    Mine has 1 never used it.got 3 long wires diffrent lenghts for diffrent bands
     
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