Are there any NEW true analog radios?

KB2GOM

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I saw a discussion elsewhere about "muting while tuning" and wondered if there are any manufacturers of true analog-tuning radios that offer continuous, non-muting tuning. Could be MW, SW, and/or FM.

If you have one and like it, tell me about it.
 

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Well you do not get that on Ham Radio Equipment or older Desktop Shortwave Radios.
It is mostly on inexpensive Portable Radios.
There are some portables that do not have the muting while tuning problem.
Like the Sangean ATS909X2 and the Tecsun 990X
As I understand it the 'neat' little Belka-DX does not mute while tuning either
 

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Analog tuning means a variable capacitor used for tuning. That's an expensive component and all modern receivers are digital using a much cheaper synthesizer and PLL circuit that are controlled from a CPU that then get click steps from a digital user interface.

When that digital receiver change frequency it will give a short noise burst until it has switched to the new frequency and the muting circuit are used to mute that noise burst, as you anyhow do not hear any signal at that time period. But the mute circuit could have been designed to make a mute for too long and gets annoying and usually also have an added beep from the CPU inserted into the audio to indicate that the frequency controller have been activated.

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