Category: Hardware

Sony ICF SW100 0

Multiband Receiver Sony ICF SW100 (Review)

This was a single-chip radio manufactured in the 1990s and early 2000s. It was marketed as a “world-band receiver”. It covers 150kHz to 30MHz and FM from 76MHz to 108MHz. The set decodes stereo...

Optimus Pro CS 5 0

Communications Speakers

Have you searched and searched for a good speaker for your ham radio? That perfect speaker that would let you hear voices through the noise and static without hiss? A speaker that isn’t fatiguing...

National NC-100 Receiver 0

National NC-100 Receiver

As received, this National NC-100 was in a very sorry state. Several knobs were missing, as were most of the valves (and those that were there were not the correct ones). The set had...

Barlow Wadley XCR-30 0

Barlow Wadley XCR-30. Review.

The Barlow -Wadley receiver was made in South Africa in the 1970s. It uses the Wadley drift-cancelling loop principle first used commercially in the Racal RA-17 radio receivers. Dr TL Wadley. The originator, used...

SX-130 and Custom Speaker 0

The Hallicrafters SX-130. Review.

The Hallicrafters SX-130 was made from 1965 to 1969. It is a single conversion superhet covering 0.56 to 31.5 MHz in 4 bands. It is a single superhet with an intermediate frequency (I.F.) of...

The Nordmende Globetraveler III (With one "L" in "Traveller") 0

Nordmende Globetraveler III. Review.

The Nordmende Globetraveller III was a high quality radio made in the late ’60s/ early ’70s. It receives LW/MW and FM, as well as 11 shortwave broadcast bands as follows: (1.5 – 3.5 MHz...

Roberts R200 0

Roberts R200. Review.

The Roberts R200 and R300 date from 1960 to 1964 and exist in several versions. They are popular models because of their style. There are fairly identical looking modern Roberts radios, featuring FM and...