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best hf pocket radio

Sony ICF-SW100E, Handheld HF/VHF Receiver

Full hf coverage,lf,mf,fm,
Ssb,
Backlight,
Att,memories,tone switch,
External sockets for headphones,line out,aerial,
2 aa batteries,
Good performance for its size,
Clamshell design,
Speaker audio a bit tinny

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Aquired
Good condition in 2000
GBP 0.00

vhf/uhf scanner

RadioShack / Realistic Pro-26 (newer), Handheld HF/VHF/UHF Scanner / receiver

25-1300mhz
Easy to use,
Modes am/fm
No ssb for 10m

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Aquired
Good condition in 1998
GBP 0.00

good tabletop receiver

RadioShack / Realistic Pro-2006, Desktop HF/VHF/UHF Scanner / receiver

25-1300mhz
Sound squelch feature ,scanner doesn't stop on silent carriers,
Mains adapter built in,
Bad point,poor quality controls,volume control became noisy/scratchy after a years careful use.

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Aquired
Good condition in 1995
GBP 0.00

solid handheld

Yaesu VR-500, Mobile HF/VHF/UHF Scanner / receiver

Wideband receiver
Ssb
Excellent bandscope
Solidly built
Neat watching bandscope on hf with long wire.

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Aquired
Good condition in 2002
GBP 0.00

excellent portable

Sony Air-8, Handheld Aviation Receiver

This one deserves a mention if only for the wide/narrow am filter on air and,switch am filter to wide then listen to strong air signals in glorious am style audio,
From what I remember this has full coverage from lf to fm,if you want air and or mid vhf you have to screw on the supplied adapter to the aerial socket,maybe a scruffy afterthought but well worth it for air and audio quality,
Also features a bfo for basic hf use,
Neat looking as well.

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Aquired
Good condition in 1997
GBP 0.00

good quality handheld

ICOM IC-R10, Handheld HF/VHF/UHF Scanner / receiver

Wideband coverage
500khz-1300mhz
Ssb
Rf gain
Noise blanker
Auto noise limiter
Backlight
Memories
Basic bandscope
Good quality rotary controls
Afc control
Performance sensitivity on air and probably better than other leading handhelds,
Also switch on afc then scan vhf bands,really neat watching scanner pinpoint active channels,
Bad points,scanning speed painfully slow,bandscope range too limited,no signal meter.

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Aquired
Good condition in 2001
GBP 0.00

best hf portable

Sony ICF-2001D, Handheld HF/VHF Receiver

Quality Sony product
Full hf coverage
Ssb
Rf gain
Basic signal meter
Memories
Professional looking
Mf,lf,fm,air and
Scanning facility
Only bad points,expensive,red led signal meter a bit basic,mains adapter not built in,rotary tuning control a bit too free wheeling.

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Aquired
Good condition in 1994
GBP 0.00

great airband reciever

RadioShack / Realistic Pro-25 (newer), Handheld HF/VHF/UHF Scanner / receiver

Competent easy to use handheld
66-88/108-137/137-174/406-512/
806-956mhz bands
Nfm(except airband am)mode
Backlight 15secs
100 channels and 10 monitor channels
Scan speed 50chs per second
Limit search 100 steps per second
Priority channel,delay,lockout
4 aa batteries
If first 10.8mhz second 450khz
Airband sensitivity 1.3uv
Steps airband 12.5

Still a good scanner for airband use despite the introduction of 8.33 steps on some new channels.

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Aquired
Good condition in 2017
GBP 0.00