Lowe HF-150 reviews

Lowe HF-150
Mobile Shortwave receiver

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It might look cute but its no toy.


This small metal box with a tuning dial has its loyal fans, but also a few detractors as well. Probably the latter is because it commands a high price on the market, yet offers none of the perks normally associated with serious Dx receivers. Well, for whatever the HF-150 is not it certainly is a really good radio receiver. I'm suprised and impressed by its sensitivity across the spectrum. It hears well, no hint of deafness anywhere. For a quick comparison the HF-150 is leagues more sensitive than the similarly priced Drake SW-8.

Most people rate this radio as a broadcast receiver, but I'm primarily a sideband utilities and longwave & MW Dx'er. The HF-150 won my confidence in these regards very quickly. And yes its true what you probably read elsewhere: the audio is good.

Once you get over what this little receiver doesn't offer - passband tuning, noise blanker or notch - once you get past that point then you'll definitely appreciate what it does do splendidly. Hear.

Build quality
User friendliness
Value for money
Okay condition in 2012
USD 400.00

Review the Lowe HF-150