Hey Shawn, nothing wrong with asking questions. Really. Everyone starts at the beginning. I am only suggesting some reading in the wiki and the forums that may help you to focus on what may interest you. There is a whole big world out there that has seen changes since I started shortwave listening in 1952. Carry on.Sorry for the broad question I am fairly new to shortwave I am really asking what kind of radio people are using and how they perform. sorry again for not being more exact on what I was wondering
I reviewed the IC-R75 for Radio Netherlands' Media Network, published on the radio show's webpages on February 28, 2000. The Medium Wave Circle - Receiver Review: ICOM IC-R75 review now appears on their website, home to many RNMN webpages. Hope it helps.wondering what is a good starting receiver have my eye on a Icom-IC-R75-Communications-Receiver-w-Power-Sup-UT106-DSP-Module-3. Any thoughts
thats what i suggest. bought a new one about 15 years ago, give or take. i still turn it on now and then. the new price of mine was $624.00 or so. i bought from a ham outlet that is now out of busness a hand full of years ago . oldtimers would know the name. they had a store in vegas, millwaukee, and cleveland.
True Martin. Also my R71A has been shelved since last year due to a -10v DC-DC converter gone bad. At least the R75 will get you into the 2000s-2010s far as newer tech and less aged components.I'd be wary of the Icom R71a unless you can verify that the RAM board has been replaced. If the memory battery goes flat, the whole radio operating system has gone down the gurgler.... Stick with the R75.
ICOMPROM ICOM Non-Volatile RAM Module - $69.00 : Piexx Company, Computers & Electronics