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This week Federal Labor has announced that if elected to Government next year it will provide $2 million in funding for the ABC, specifically to bring back shortwave radio services across some of Australia’s most remote areas.
The Tecsun S-8800 has been a long time coming to the Australian market so we’re very excited that Silicon Chip Magazine has featured this great new addition to our range of radios in their most recent July 2017 magazine!
Here are some of the great things they had to say about the P-8800.
“If you live in, or go “bush” and want a radio that will let you keep listening where other radios have given up, or if you’re a city resident who wants to give DX listening a go, try the Tecsun S-8800.”
– Silicon Chip Magazine
“The S-8800 is right up there, even exceeding many higher-priced sets in its ability to not only resolve distant stations but to maintain them at an enjoyable level.”
– Silicon Chip Magazine
“The shortwave section covers just above the broadcast band (1.711MHz) through to almost 30MHz (actually 29.999MHz and with its single sideband plus AM reception, along with fine tuning, you’ll be pulling in stations that you didn’t know existed!”
– Silicon Chip Magazine
And the Silicon Chip team aren’t the only ones excited about this great new addition to the Tecsun family of radios. Here you can read Garry Cratt’s full review here, and watch the video demonstration!
“Although the frequency range is stated as 520-1620kHz (when the receiver is set to 9kHz spacing), it can be extended by setting the receiver to 10kHz spacing and then it will be possible to tune 520-1710kHz. By using slow tuning steps (1kHz), and station can be tuned.”
The S-8800 was featured and reviewed in Silicon Chip Magazine alongside the new Tecsun D-008 DAB+ Digital Radio!
The Tecsun S-8800 High Performance AM/FM Radio has been designed to provide maximum performance on the AM (MW) bands, allowing listeners to receive fringe AM radio stations with unmatched audio clarity.
The Tecsun S-8800 is the only radio in the Tecsun range to provide an infrared remote control in the kit. An absolute luxury for the user as all functions are able to be controlled by the remote. The remote uses standard AAA batteries to make using the remote hassle-free and cheap when it needs recharging.
The Tecsun S-8800 is available and in stock now, right in time for Father’s Day! Find out what else is new for Father’s Day!
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Here’s what’s new from Tecsun Radios … just in time for Father’s day 2017!
The new Tecsun D-008 DAB+ Digital Radio offers Dad excellent reception of the DAB+ radio services available in most cities in Australia. With a large colour display that shows the selected radio station, current programming, news and weather information when enabled by the broadcaster, the D-008 DAB+ offers Dad superior audio quality with all the bells and whistles he could ask for in a desktop radio!
Designed with the radio-lover in mind, the Tecsun D-008 DAB+ Digital Radio can accept an external antenna input for the reception of DAB+ digital radio stations, this mean listeners in areas of fringe reception can utilise a Band III VHF TV antenna to greatly extend the reception range of the receiver.
The Tecsun D-008 DAB+ Digital Radio also offers Bluetooth connectivity allowing the connection of smartphones and other audio devices to stream the audio through its large speaker. Connection of audio devices without Bluetooth is also possible via the AUX (Auxiliary) input (3.5mm socket).
With a huge range of features, the Tecsun D-008 DAB+ Digital Radio is perfect for every Dad this Father’s Day!
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Tecsun DE13 Emergency AM/FM/SW Solar Radio
Perfect for the dad who loves camping and bush walking, the Tecsun DE13 Emergency AM/FM/SW solar powered radio is perfect to pack in your rucksack to keep in touch with the rest of the world. The Tecsun DE13 includes an inbuilt solar panel and dynamo hand crank charger to recharge the internal battery on the go.
The Tecsun DE13 radio itself can charge other devices like your mobile phone by connecting the radio with a USB or mini USB cable to the device. The radio also features a torch and emergency siren, and its compact size makes it perfect for emergency kits. Severe bushfire, cyclone, and flood emergencies highlight the benefits of having an emergency radio at your disposal. Long after the power has failed, the Tecsun DE13 Emergency AM/FM/SW Solar Powered Radio will keep you in contact with the outside world.
With the Tecsun DE13 Emergency AM/FM/SW solar powered radio, Dad will have the confidence of being able to listen to the radio, use a torch, and charge his mobile phone all with one device while he’s camping and bush walking!
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Happy Father’s Day, to every dad out there!
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The Tecsun PL365 was recently reviewed by Radio Jay on his blog.
Here are just a few of the things he had to say about the PL365
“The ETM has its own, temporary 100 station memory which is perfect for travelling to new areas where you can quickly populate that memory bank with receivable signals in that location leaving all your other 450 presets untouched…very convenient.”
“Tecsun has done an incredible job of making SSB tuning as precise and easy as can be”
“Its overall performance is excellent for the size and price”
“Its layout and design were carefully considered and well executed”
“The general shape and layout of the radio make one-handed tuning as easy as possible”
We’ve had a bit of a play around with the Tecsun PL365 today too!
Thanks to Radio Jay for this review very detailed review. Read the full review here.
Garry VK2YBX has prepared some great tips and tricks for using the Tecsun PL365. You can read them here.
Treat yourself to a great new radio today. Buy the PL365 now.
The Tecsun PL680 has been a long time coming to the Australian market so we’re very excited that Silicon Chip Magazine has featured this great new addition to our range of radios in their most recent December 2015 magazine’s Product Showcase.
“For keen shortwave listeners, you’ll notice the difference in the PL680.”
– Silicon Chip Magazine
And the Silicon Chip team aren’t the only ones excited about the upgrades. Here are just a few other reviews the PL680 has received:
“Worth the upgrade.”
“Tecsun certainly gives you a lot of bang for your buck.”
The PL680 was featured and reviewed in Silicon Chip Magazine alongside the new Tecsun PL365 giving two of our most popular portable receivers a major makeover, making them even better value for money.
The PL680 radio with VHF Air Band is a great radio for communications enthusiasts with the radio providing excellent reception to all of the major frequency bands including AM/MW, FM, Shortwave with SSB, Longwave, and VHF Air Band.
The Tecsun PL365 is the only radio in the Tecsun range (apart from the Tecsun S2000 Desktop Radio) to provide an external antenna connection for the AM/MW band. The Tecsun PL365 Radio is an ideal radio to use for AM/MW EMI surveys because of its external AM antenna, ability to accept customised antennas and display showing signal strength in dBuV.
Both radios are available and in stock now, right in time for Christmas.
The Tecsun PL365 is the only pocket-sized radio in the Tecsun range that offers an external antenna connection. It’s easy to use, portable and comes with a great list of features to make this pocket-radio perfect for the outdoors and for use as an emergency radio.
Extended AM coverage
The PL365 is configured so that when the user selects 9Khz channel spacing on the AM broadcast band (as used in Australia) the frequency coverage is set to 522 -1620 Khz. This means that when a user tunes across the AM broadcast band in Australia, the receiver increments in 9Khz steps, which conforms to the ACMA MW bandplan.
However, it is possible to select 10Khz channel spacing (used in the USA and Japan), and this changes the frequency range to 520-1720Khz. By setting the receiver to 10Khz spacing ( With the radio off, press and hold the 9/10Khz button until 10Khz is displayed), it will be possible to tune the extra 1620-1710Khz segment. Those stations broadcasting in this band segment are known as Medium Frequency Narrowband Area Service (MF NAS) stations
Extended FM coverage
With the PL365 OFF, press and hold the FM button to select either 76-108Mhz or 88-108Mhz.
External antenna connection for the PL365
An external shortwave or AM broadcast antenna (including our AN 100 loop antenna) can be connected directly into the “MW antenna socket” to refine the tuning
Whist the PL365 is not supplied with rechargeable batteries, it is possible to fit rechargeable Ni MH batteries and utilise the USB changing socket. The recommended Tecsun batteries are 1000mAh capacity. The PL365 has internal charging circuitry to cater for this. Tecsun Radios Australia can supply batteries, USB lead and charger, shown in the Tecsun website and catalogue under “accessories”.
Get your own PL365 here and find out what all the fuss is about!
Thanks to Garry VK2YBX for these great tips and tricks.
Radio reviewer Gary Ryan VK2ZKT has put together this great list of top tips for using the Tecsun AN100 Loop Antenna to help get the best AM reception with your radio.
Tecsun AN100 Loop Antenna Top Tips by Gary Ryan:
- Place the radio and loop outside the house if possible on your veranda or outdoor entertaining area.
- If used inside always switch off all light dimmers.
- Switch off energy saving lamps; these produce all kinds of noise.
- Keep the loop as far as possible away from home entertainment systems like DVD players, LCD and Plasma TVs, set top boxes and the like, as the majority all use switch mode power supplies.
- Start by keeping the loop as close as possible to the radio, within 30mm. The distance will vary, depending upon the size of the ferrite rod antenna inside your receiver, so determine the optimum distance by observing the signal strength.
- Keep mobile phones away from the loop.
- Place the radio for optimum signal by rotating it on a flat surface. Best reception should be obtained when the radio is facing 90 degrees from the direction of the transmitter.
- First tune the receiver to the frequency of interest, then tune the loop for best reception.
- Try different locations in your home; remember you may have insulation that is backed with foil in your walls and or ceiling. This greatly attenuates the signals on the AM broadcast band.
- Always rotate both the radio and loop to gain the best-received signal strength along with the best noise reduction.
- Keep iPods and other MP3 players away from your radio and loop, the RF hash they generate even when switched off is huge.
Radio Reviewer Gary Ryan VK2ZKT wrote a AN100 Loop Antenna review
Here are just a few of the things he had to say in his AN100 Loop Antenna review
“Being a keen AM Broadcast Band listener the opportunity to purchase a loop antenna for AM reception cannot be overlooked.”
“The AN100 Loop Antenna … looks like a piece of artwork … the finish is first grade.”
“By far the best performance was with the loop”
“The AN100 Loop Antenna is a pleasure to use”
“Excellent value and makes a big difference to your listening pleasure to AM radio.”
Read the full AN100 Loop Antenna Review by Gary Ryan VK2ZKT
Being a keen AM Broadcast Band listener the opportunity to purchase the Tecsun AN100 loop antenna for AM reception cannot be overlooked.
I recently purchased the Tecsun AN100 Loop Antenna from Sydney-based Tecsun Radios Australia. The Tecsun loop, unlike other loop antennas on the market, actually works so well and also looks like a piece of artwork. This is important if you want to use the loop in your lounge room or kitchen table. The finish is first grade. The antenna is self-supporting and only has one control, a simple calibrated tuning knob to cover the broadcast band.
What’s in the box?
You get the AN100 loop antenna, interconnecting cable for receivers with external antenna connection and a single sheet of comprehensive yet simple to understand instructions. The instructions are actually quite good and describe the operation of the loop, suggested mounting arrangements and some basic information on AM reception. It should be noted that the loop antenna is designed for the AM Broadcast band only.
Performance and use
The performance was checked during the day and night. First I checked the frequency coverage of the loop. To do this I used my RF Dip Meter and Frequency counter. Frequency coverage was measured at 515 KHz to 1.85 Mhz. Tuning was smooth and quite stable once a frequency was tuned.
I set the loop up to sit at a right angle to my radio and checked out the performance during daylight hours on a number of local stations. The loop made a considerable difference and improved the signal to noise ratio of the received signal. Tuning across the band in between the stations and peaking the “loop tuning control” peaked the reception across the band.
Next night time performance was checked. The performance at night was excellent with the ability to both peak and null out stations allowing the best possible reception available. By far the best performance was with the AN100 loop antenna as shown in the photo below.
I found the AN100 Loop Antenna a pleasure to use. It does not look out of place in the lounge room and I am sure it will be a talking point amongst your friends when they come over. The price is excellent value and makes a big difference to your listening pleasure to AM radio both day and night.
It is also nice to see a local family business importing products like these for the enjoyment of everyone and to enhance their AM reception experience. Plus you get to talk to and have access to local knowledge and support as well. The loop antenna is available from Tecsun Radios Australia.