If you don't need Single sideband get a Tecsun PL-380. Great shortwave radio. Does it all really.hello, im just getting into using shortwave radio and was wondering what would be a good shortwave to purchase, i know cost comes into play alot but I dont mind paying for quality
The Tecsun is absolutely the king, of $90 Chinese radios. And that's not an insult. But let's not confuse the OP. Don't call the PL-660 the "king of shortwave radios". It's a great radio for what it is, but if the MSRP was even $50 more, then it's not quite the king of anything at all. I have one. It has a pretty high noise ceiling, the tuning is completely off by 1khz, and the tuning knob feels cheap and even jams at times.. Tecsun has QC issues. You might get a good one or you might get one that is completely deaf.If you want SSB to listen to amateur radio as well then get a Tecsun PL-660. King of the shortwave radios IMO.