Reddit Reddit reviews Tecsun PL880 Portable Digital PLL Dual Conversion AM/FM, Longwave & Shortwave Radio with SSB (Single Side Band) Reception

We found 6 Reddit comments about Tecsun PL880 Portable Digital PLL Dual Conversion AM/FM, Longwave & Shortwave Radio with SSB (Single Side Band) Reception. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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Tecsun PL880 Portable Digital PLL Dual Conversion AM/FM, Longwave & Shortwave Radio with SSB (Single Side Band) Reception
Full range coverage including AM/FM, Longwave & Shortwave with Single Side BandPLL synthesized digital dual conversion receiver with unparallelled sensitivity & selectivity4 & 5 selectable bandwidth filters on AM and SSB respectively plus single Side Band receiver with 10 Hz tuning step24 hour alarm clock plus sleep timer from 0-120 minutesPowered by one single 18650 Li-ion rechargeable battery with built-in charger, battery included
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6 Reddit comments about Tecsun PL880 Portable Digital PLL Dual Conversion AM/FM, Longwave & Shortwave Radio with SSB (Single Side Band) Reception:

u/frugal_lothario · 6 pointsr/shortwave

I would take one of these. Incredible radio for the price.

u/MiataCory · 3 pointsr/18650masterrace

It's a bit special, but uses an 18650 and could be made to run on any 18650 pretty easily.

http://midlandusa.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/ER310-Battery-Installation-Instructions.pdf

https://www.amazon.com/Midland-Consumer-ER310-Emergency-Digital/dp/B015QIC1PW

This guy says he's 18650 but I haven't heard of the company before (they sell them at Sears though): http://kaitoradio.com/ka500lyellow.html

For a full-featured radio, the Tecsun shortwave runs on 1x18650, no NOAA specifically, but it'll do am/fm.

https://www.amazon.com/Tecsun-PL880-Conversion-Shortwave-Reception/dp/B00GJ51NVA/ref=pd_lpo_vtph_469_tr_t_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=A7EMVJ2CJB5E3FR452D0

u/R_B_Kazenzakis · 2 pointsr/news

>Do you understand the functional difference in a broadcast antenna and a receiving antenna?

Yes, one transmits, and one can only receive. You do need ot use different materials for transmitting antennas, because, well, you're pushing a lot more current through it.
.

Do you seriously think that dedicated radios such as this transmit as well as receive?


In any event, this is about adding/activating a chip in a phone, not building an additional antenna.

u/kilogears · 1 pointr/amateurradio

Ok. My short-wave enthusiasts that are also Ham operators recommended this radio for receiving morse code:
Tecsun PL880. Note that many of these inexpensive portable SWL radios are not really designed for what you want to do, but there are a few like this one that do the job very well. This one also falls under $200.

The key feature here is that it has fine tuning and narrow bandwidth (selectable actually) so that it can be operated like a traditional CW receiver. The radio includes a portable long wire antenna which you can plug in and extend out the window to the nearest tree.

You will want to tune in to the CW portion of the 40 meter and 20 meter ham bands, which is approximately 7.000 to 7.125 (40M) and on 20 meters, 14.000 to 14.150.

See here for a nice band chart:
[ARRL Band Chart] (http://www.arrl.org/files/file/Regulatory/Band%20Chart/Band%20Chart%20-%2011X17%20Color.pdf)

Again though, work with a local person that can help understand your particular needs. It sounds like you may have made some good contacts in this thread already!

u/TyrealSan · 1 pointr/preppers

A good portable shortwave radio might be good for news/Emergency broadcasts.

For the flashlights I would go with ones that take 18650 lithium batteries (rechargeable) rather than the AA/AAA kind.

This radio also takes 18650 batteries:

Tecsun PL880 Portable Digital PLL Dual Conversion AM/FM, Longwave & Shortwave Radio with SSB (Single Side Band) Reception https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GJ51NVA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_MxQZAb08BPM52

u/jmesmon · 1 pointr/18650masterrace