Coffee Talk (293 topics)

Introduce yourself here. This is where we can discuss fringe issues of World Band Radio - where it is going, where it's been... the good old days...
WARNING! Do not register on this site to PEPPER the Forum with SPAM ads - you are wasting your time. Everything is moderated!
Pull up a chair and introduce yourself. How long have you been in the hobby? What is the future of the radio hobby? Talk about the good old days? This is the off-topic (OT) area.
WebSDR's - aplenty
by colin
5 months 4 days ago
What are you best memories of the hobby? Moments that stick with you? Nothing like the good old days...
Ian McFarland DX Program 2017
by colin
6 months 3 weeks ago
Every website has access issues - and is no exception. Feel free to bring up the bugs here and I will do my level best to fix them.
Re: Post tracking
by colin
2 years 5 months ago
This is our discussion area for radio interference issues - scoping them out, sorting them, identifying them - almost every gets static from time time. We work together to end the noise.

Ultra Light Radio (130 topics)

This area of the hobby has grown and grown and needs a home of its own. So here it is - the ULR area. Do not register on this site to SPAM the forum - Everything is moderated so you are wasting your time.
Whether you have an SRF-59 or SRF-M37 or are part of the Ultra-light revolution, this is the forum for you - for all manner of discussion, techniques, modifications and successes.
CC pocket radio
by twinlake
2 years 5 months ago

Medium-wave DXing (80 topics)

There is a percentage of the radio listening hobbyist population that do not tune above 1700khz. This is their domain.
Discuss your equipment and antenna issues for Medium-wave DXing here only!
VACTROL's and Flags
by colin
7 months 2 weeks ago
Post your new and unusual catches here or unidentified stations you need help with.
WWV returns to 25 Mhz!
by colin
3 years 4 weeks ago
I was a huge fan of the passive loop until I discovered the active broadband loop. Now there are so many options out there in antenna World. Discuss your favorite here.
Flag and KAZ Antennas for LW/MW/SW
by colin
1 year 7 months ago

World-band radio (192 topics)

We talk about World-band radio here.
Which receiver do you use?
I use a Sony 7600G and a Grundig Yacht-boy 400PE. How about you?
Re: Tecsun PL880
by twinlake
2 years 6 months ago
Let`s face it folks - the time for the software defined shortwave/medium wave receiver is now. They work. They are stable and they are getting better. Discuss yours here.
by haochen
4 years 11 months ago
I started out with a 1938 RCA Tube type receiver. It was love at first site. Some people swear by tube-type receivers and still use them today. What kind of tube-type receiver do you use?
Broadcasters love it when we actually listen to the program content - and report back to the station. In this forum area we discuss the content and programs on World Band radio.
Re: Is shortwave listening dead?
by twinlake
3 months 4 weeks ago

New Stuff and in development (43 topics)

There is always talk of the next big thing. Talk it up here on the New Stuff forum. If it has been just released or is about to be released, this is the place to chat about it.
If it has just hit the shelves and you have your hands on it, let us know what it is and how well it works.
Re: Tecsun F-110
by joe
7 months 3 weeks ago
There is always something on the drawing board - if you know about it and it is legal to talk about it, share it with the gang.
Re: Tecsun PL660?
by carmen
6 years 6 months ago

Repair, Modify and Recycle (36 topics)

If your radio is broken or needs some fine tuning, discuss it here! Do not throw anything out before talking to the tech-repair guru's at the website!
If your radio has died or is not quite up to snuff, post your technical repair questions to the guru's at!
Do you have a suggestion how to improve the performance of your World-band radio, portable, table-top, Ultra-Light radio or SDR? Pass it along here!
Re: FRG 7
by twinlake
5 years 4 months ago
Have a dead radio and do not think it is worth keeping? Do not throw it in the land-fill! Consider sending it to the tech crew for a free repair, return and possible give-away.
Re: Revive those dead radios!
by twinlake
5 years 4 months ago

Antennas (24 topics)

Your radio is only as good as the antenna - let's discuss antennas here.
dipoles, long-wires, inverted-l`s, traps, and yagi beams. Which antenna do you use for listening and why?
I use a Wellbrook antenna but there are lots of active antennas to pick from - post your active antenna questions here.
Re: Attic mounted loops....
by twinlake
4 years 2 months ago

Gadgets and beyond (13 topics)

What enhances your radio hobby experience? Perhaps you use a paper-log book of your own design or use a PC/Mac based software solution. Maybe you record your reception for posterity - how do you do it?
I have been recording radio reception since 1972 (sadly, my cassette collection only goes back to 1975) - I still use cassette from time to time, but I also use Sony MiniDisc - there are other mediums... so discuss yours.
The radio hobby is not complete without the many fine books that are available. Some of our new radio hobbyists might not be familiar with them. We talk about it here.

Buy & Sell / Stuff sought (56 topics)

Your junk is my treasure. Post your radio related things here. This is NOT EBay and the editors/creators of are NOT responsible for any trading that goes on here. Buyer Beware folks!
Too many radios? Post your stuff here. The creators and editors of are not responsible for trades that go hay-wire. Use common sense! If it looks suspicious, it probably is. Buyer beware. Caveat Emptor! Postings can be deleted without any notice or apologies. Do not abuse this free service!


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