The ICOM "IC-R8600" SDR Communications Receiver.
We find it to be Icom's best receiver EVER made "wide band" or not.
(yes even when compared to the IC-R9500 that we have also tested) (N9EWO Photo)
Contributing Editor : "Passport To World Band Radio” 2000 to 2009
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Receivers", as well as other gizmos that I use in my
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"Shortwave" part of the radio spectrum. A few other
radio related items have been thrown in too , including amateur
radio equipment reviews and views that may not be directly
I have been playing around with radio receivers for over 40 years now, and in this time span my fingers have run across many models, some really good and some really bad. Most comments you read here have been pulled from my own head, but from others as well (as noted). All observations from me are being made with the 2 ear / 2 eye method, so no fancy test equipment here. These of course are my views and your findings may well be different.
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" Radio Receiver - Views / Reviews and Comments " - Tabletop
AOR AR7030 HF Receiver
AOR AR-DV1 SDR "Digital Voice Receiver"
Burkhard - Reuter RDR55E SDR HF Receiver
IC-R70 HF Receiver
ICOM IC-R8600 Wide-Band
SDR / DSP Receiver
ICOM IC-R9500 Wide-Band DSP Receiver
(JRC) Japan Radio Co. NRD-93 HF Receiver
(JRC) Japan Radio Co. NRD-301A HF Receiver
(JRC) Japan Radio Co. NRD-345 HF Receiver
(JRC) Japan Radio Co. NRD-505 HF Receiver
(JRC) Japan Radio Co. NRD-515 HF Receiver
(JRC) Japan Radio Co. NRD-525 HF Receiver
(JRC) Japan Radio Co. NRD-535 HF Receiver
(JRC) Japan Radio Co. NRD-545 DSP HF Receiver
(JRC) Japan Radio Co. NRD-630 DSP HF Receiver
Kenwood (Trio) R-1000 HF Receiver
Kenwood R-5000 HF Receiver
LOWE HF-250 HF Receiver
Palstar R30 HF Receiver
SDRplay RSP-1 / RSP-1A / AFEDRI "SDR NET" SDR Receivers
Ten-Tec RX-320 / RX-321 DSP HF Receivers
Ten-Tec RX-340 DSP HF Receiver
Ten-Tec RX-350 DSP HF Receiver
Bearcat BC898T Scanner Receiver
(A) and WJ HF1000 (A) DSP
(Finmeccanica - DRS Technologies - Signia IDT - BAE Systems - Watkins Johnson)
YAESU - FRG-100 HF Receiver
YAESU - FRG-7000 HF Receiver
YAESU - STANDARD VR- 5000 Wide-Band Receiver
" Radio Receiver - Views / Reviews and Comments "- Portables
AOR "AR-mini" and ICOM IC-RX7 Pocket Wide-Band Receivers
ATS-25 / ATS25 LW / MW / SW / FM DSP Receiver (with firmware upgrades)
Belka - DX Direct Conversion DSP Micro HF Receiver
Degen DE1101 / Kaito KA1101 MW / SW / FM Receiver
"e1" LW / MW / SW /
FM / XM Receiver
eton E5 LW / MW / SW /
FM PLL Receiver
PSR-800 "EZ Scan" Digital Scanning Handheld Receiver / Uniden BCD396XT
Grundig - Eton "Satellit 750" / Tecsun "S-2000" / Eton "Elite 750" LW / MW / SW / FM / Aircraft Receiver
Grundig / eton G6 - Degen DE1109 LW - MW - SW - FM - Aircraft Receiver
Grundig "Satellit 800" / Tecsun "HAM-2000" LW / MW / SW / FM / Aircraft Receiver
Grundig S350 / Tecsun BCL-2000 MW / SW / FM Receiver
Malachite - Malahit DSP1 and DSP2 Original Russian Standalone DSP - SDR's
Sangean ATS-909X LW / MW / FM / SW Receiver
Sangean ATS-909X2 LW / MW / FM / SW / AIR Receiver
SONY SW RECEIVERS : ICF-SW7600GR , ICF-2010 (ICF-2001D), CRF-1, ICF-6500W
SONY SW RECEIVER : The original ICF-2001
PL-330 / DigiTech AR1780 / DESHIBO RD1780 / CCrane Skywave FM Stereo / LW / MW / SW DSP Receivers
Tecsun PL-360 / Tecsun PL-380 / Tecsun PL-365 / CountyComm GP-5 SSB FM Stereo / LW / MW / SW DSP Receivers
PL-880 / Tecsun PL-660 / Tecsun PL-680 FM Stereo / LW / MW / SW
" Radio Receiver -
Views / Reviews and Comments "- Portables with Built In
DEGEN DE1121 (KAITO KA1121) LW / MW
/ SW / FM Receiver - MP3 Player / Recorder
DEGEN DE1126 - DE1127 - DE1123 (KAITO KA1123) - DEGEN DE1125 - Pocket MW / SW / FM DSP Receivers - MP3 Player - WAV Recorder
Grundig - eton "G2 Reporter" DEGEN DE1128 / DE1128H MW / SW / FM Receiver - MP3 / WAV Recorder-Player
ICOM IC-R30 - IC-R20 Wide-Band Handheld Receivers
TIVDIO V-115 (Retekess
V115 / VRrobot WC-710S / AudioMax SRW-710S / HanRongDa K-603 / Kaito KA110) MW / SW / FM Receiver - MP3
Player / Recorder
" Radio Transceiver -
Views / Reviews and Comments " ( * - Tested for "Short Wave Listener" use)
* FLEX-6400M Tabletop SDR HF / 50 MHz Transceiver
* ICOM IC-7300 Tabletop SDR HF / 50 MHz Transceiver
* ICOM IC-7600 Tabletop DSP HF / 50 MHz Transceiver
ICOM IC-T90A and Kenwood TH-F6A Triple Band Amateur Handheld Transceivers
* YAESU FT-450D Tabletop DSP HF / 50 Mhz HF Transceiver
* YAESU FT-991A Tabletop DSP HF / UHF / UHF All Mode Transceiver
YAESU VX-2R , ICOM IC-P7A and ICOM IC-Q7A Dual Band "Micro" Amateur Handheld Transceivers
YAESU VX-3R Dual Band "Micro" Amateur Handheld Transceiver
YAESU FT1D / FT1XD / FTM-100D "System Fusion" Amateur Analog-Digital Transceivers
" Antenna's and Antenna Accessories "
Ameco TPA / MFJ-1020B Tunable Preamp - Active Antennas
MFJ-1026 (MFJ-1025) "Deluxe Noise Canceling Signal Enhancer" ("Monitoring Times" April 2007 - PDF Document)
PALSTAR LA30 Ferrite Loopstick Antenna (prototype)
"RF SYSTEMS" GMDSS LW / MW / SW Vertical Antenna vs. MLB-MK2 Long Wire Antenna
" Other and Miscellaneous... "
JVC R-S77 Synthesizer
Stereo Receiver (60 WPC - Super A)
MW122A Regulated Power Supply
/ + Modifications (for use with Sat 800, Tecsun HAM2000 , E1 , SW-8) / LLA2000R Regulated Power Supply)
Sangean DAR-101 Digital MP3 "Stand Alone" Audio Recorder
Task Chair Reviews (Mid Back) :"BodyBilt" J752 ESD / Global #T9F695506 / Eurotech 4x4LE-LM59802A / Lemberi-Bossin AB-EOC01
"Sherwood Engineering" Lab Numbers and Reports
N9EWO's HF Receiver's Previously Owned
N9EWO List : "Radio's That Never Were"
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