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Old 10-30-2018, 1:17 PM
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Default Tescun PL 880 versus PL8800

Looking for some advice,I am a very keen SWL listener,I am getting one of the above,I love SSB could anyone tell me which one is the best for HF

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Actually the word on the street is that the 660's SSB performance is superior to that of the 880...Mike
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It seems that there are 2 reviews on the S-8800 (beiow), but none that I know of that compares the sideband performance vs. the 880...

https://swling.com/blog/tag/tecsun-s-8800-review/

https://radiojayallen.com/tecsun-s-8...o-with-remote/

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There is at least one review on youtube that compares the performance of the PL-880 and S-8800 for sideband reception. That review seems to say that the S-8800 is marginally better, although it seems to me that some of that difference appears to be due to the positions the radios were in during the testing (as the reviewer points out near the end of the video). Whether the difference in performance is worth the increased cost is of course up to you.

As for the PL-660 and PL-880 sideband performance comparison, I have only a PL-880. I have a newer PL-880 and I don't believe my radio demonstrates any of the performance problems on SSB that were evident in some of the earlier units. I believe the word on the street regarding the PL-660's alleged superiority on SSB might have been valid earlier, but I would be surprised if the PL-660 outperforms my PL-880.
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