The Tecsun 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 PL680 Radio with VHF Air Band, phase lock looped (PLL) synthesised RF circuit design, direct frequency entry, and a large LCD display make the Tecsun PL680 Radio one of the most sensitive, versatile and full-featured portable radios available on the Australian market.
The Tecsun PL680 Radio with VHF Air Band includes the new feature of synchronous detection which means that during periods of propagation fading, the Tecsun PL680 receiver stays locked to the incoming signal. Independently selectable upper side band (USB) and lower side band (LSB) makes monitoring of HF utility stations such as HF aircraft, marine, Amateur radio, 4WD clubs, and outback communications simple and intuitive.
The Tecsun PL680 Radio with VHF Air Band has a socket for an external antenna connection with antenna input attenuator to prevent overload, selectable IF bandwidth, and tone control, and is supplied with rechargeable NiMh batteries, an approved Australian pinned charger, earphones, a protective carry case, a 10m long wire antenna and a comprehensive user manual.
This radio is designed to be operated from batteries, not directly from the charger supplied. Even though the charger voltage is regulated, the internal switching circuitry generates RF noise which can interfere with reception, especially on AM and Shortwave bands.
– Selectable Side Band SSB
– Selectable Upper and Lower Side Band
– Selectable HF / AM Bandwidth
– 3 level Sensitivity Selector
– Synchronous AM Detection
– Direct Frequency Entry
– External Antenna Socket
– Headphone Socket (Stereo)
– Large LCD Backlight
– Unit Size: 188(W) x 116(H) x 31(D) mm
– Frequency Range
– Leatherette Case
Reviews of the Tecsun PL680
“For keen shortwave listeners, you’ll notice the difference in the PL680.”
“Worth the upgrade.”
“Tecsun certainly gives you a lot of bang for your buck.”
|Frequency Band||Frequency Coverage||Frequency Stepping|
|FM Band||76-108 MHz||0.01-0.1 MHz|
|AM Band (MW)||522 -1710 kHz||1-9 kHz|
|Shortwave (SW)||1711-29999 kHz||1-5 kHz|
|Longwave (LW)||100-522 kHz||1-9 kHz|
|VHF Air Band||118-137 MHz||1-25 kHz|