Please help me find a good portable radio

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RvdH60
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Please help me find a good portable radio

Post by RvdH60 » 15 Mar 2019 14:03

I am looking for a portable bedside radio with good to very good selectivity and sensitivity (DX worthy) mainly for FM but AM would also be very nice to have as well.
The radio should also have an option to connect an external antenna and power option.
Main use is to do some dx-ing from my bed (no I am not lazy). I also like to wake up in the morning to anything but Dutch radio! Nothing beats a good foreign station on FM in the morning or to go to sleep on! :)
During my search I came across the K-PO WR2100 World Band Radio Receiver.
I looked on this forum but couldn’t find any reference to it existence or performance. Does anyone have any experience with this radio?
If there are better or more sensitive/selective radios on the market, please let me know.
All assistance is very much appreciated.
Good Hunting,
René, Amsterdam

Onkyo T-4711 modified with 110Mhz filters, Nooelec RTL-SDR, Körner 9.2 (2019) (NE to SW), FM5 Wittenberg (W to NE)

Tim Bucknall
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Re: Please help me find a good portable radio

Post by Tim Bucknall » 15 Mar 2019 15:17

XH Data D808
Rx: Burkhardt Reuter RDR54D1, Elad FDM-S2, Airspy HF+ w/ HS Publications 6 Element R3 -R5 Yagi on rooftop rotator V/H polarization options. Pira P275 RDS analyser

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KnobTwiddler
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Re: Please help me find a good portable radio

Post by KnobTwiddler » 15 Mar 2019 18:42

Many radios from China are badged under different names, the one that you listed doesn't get much of a rating on eham.net >> https://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/6430

Take a look at the reviews and ratings for General coverage receivers before you decide >> https://www.eham.net/reviews/products/8
AirSpy HF+ SDR + Home-brew Mini Whip for LW/MW/HF + 9:1 Balun + Whip Aerial
Yamaha T-D500 Tuner For DAB
Tecsun PL-880
Yaesu FT-897D + FT-2900
Icom IC-7300 (Awesome piece of kit) + Icom IC-706 MkII + Icom IC-2200H
Anytone AT-588 for 70Mhz

satnipper
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Re: Please help me find a good portable radio

Post by satnipper » 18 Mar 2019 17:45

The XH Data 808 is an excellent portable set. The bang for the buck factor is hard to beat.

https://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/13710

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