Radios AM FM SSB etc

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 19, 2009 at 12:40
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To all you DX'ers out there, Which should I buy ?
A Degen DE1103 or a Tecsun PL600
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Reply By: Cruiser .- Thursday, Mar 19, 2009 at 12:52

Thursday, Mar 19, 2009 at 12:52
Pinko,

Cant help you with your decision, but am just wondering, who uses AM CB these days.

I thought that they were pretty much a thing of the past since UHF became so popular.

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Cruiser
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Follow Up By: Cruiser .- Thursday, Mar 19, 2009 at 16:38

Thursday, Mar 19, 2009 at 16:38
Pinko,

I didnt realise that you were talking about a short wave radio.

When I saw AM FM SSB I thought you were talking about the old AM CB using SSB (or LSB)

Please ignore my previous reply.

Cheers,

Cruiser

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Reply By: Robin Miller - Thursday, Mar 19, 2009 at 12:53

Thursday, Mar 19, 2009 at 12:53
Hi Pinko

The PL600 is worth the extra and is better if only because of the seperate volumne control - I've learnt to live with my 1103 but its a pain when you use the radio in the dark or when its alarm wakes it up and your still to sleepy to find and push the volumne select button before hitting the volumne
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Follow Up By: Member - Kiwi Kia - Thursday, Mar 19, 2009 at 14:22

Thursday, Mar 19, 2009 at 14:22
I agree with Robin. I use my Degen 1103 during the night and as stations fade I like to be able to search up and down and then set headphone volume by feel in the dark. Not that easy with the Degen. Don't know anything about the other radio.

I will be making a small loop antenna before my next trip - be a bit awkward in the dark but I will give it a go.

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Reply By: SPRINT-GTO - Thursday, Mar 19, 2009 at 13:12

Thursday, Mar 19, 2009 at 13:12
I have the Degen 1103--great little radio,definitely reccommend it.
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Reply By: rocco2010 - Thursday, Mar 19, 2009 at 14:50

Thursday, Mar 19, 2009 at 14:50
Gidday

when I first started looking for a shortwave radio for remote area travel I read a book or two and the quote that stuck in my mind was "life is too short to waste time fiddling around with manual tuning ... get a radio with direct keypad entry."

I am not familiar with Degen but i am sure they will have have a direct frequency entry model a bit further up the range and I reckon the extra dollars will be well spent.

I am a Sangean user myself and it is great, turn it on and punch in the frequency and listen without having to fiddle with tuning every few minutes.

Cheers

Rocco

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Follow Up By: rocco2010 - Thursday, Mar 19, 2009 at 14:53

Thursday, Mar 19, 2009 at 14:53
And now I've looked at a Degen 1103 I see it says it is direct entry despite having what looks like a manual tune dial ... too clever by half...
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