AH !!! perfect. That's what I miss is the HF sound after years in the military listening to HF radio. I know it's not modern or necessary, but would still like to receive the signal. Recommend a receiver .... or I'm handy with a solider iron and would take a shot at building one.(303) 499-7111
Yeah, a cheap SW receiver will work fine. I've got a little Tecsun PL-360 and I can pull in WWV easily with that.AH !!! perfect. That's what I miss is the HF sound after years in the military listening to HF radio. I know it's not modern or necessary, but would still like to receive the signal. Recommend a receiver .... or I'm handy with a solider iron and would take a shot at building one.
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That'll work! Your choice has a 4 of 5 star review score from over 600 people.Thanks guys, exactly what I needed to hear. I ordered a TECSUN R-9012 AM/FM/SW from amazon. You have me enthused about listening to more than WWV. Another way to beat Covid boredom. Never mentioned that I have several vintage Casio digital watches from back in the 80s that I have kept alive W-71. I've picked several up on ebay recently for parts and to try restoring. The 4 button moduals from the very old generation appears now in many of the newer models.
The full review is here: A review of the Tecsun R-9012 shortwave radioThose gaps are very large. For example, the only broadcast frequency for WWV that would be covered on this set is the 5MHZ one. 10, 15, and 20MHZ are all located in various gaps on the bands.
I've got a little Tecsun PL-360 and I can pull in WWV easily with that.
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mmckenna suggested the PL-360. You ordered the R-9012. Looks like you went for an inexpensive portable shortwave receiver with analog tuning. If it doesn't cover the frequencies of interest (for WWV broadcasts, that's 2.5 MHz, 5 MHz, 10 MHz, 15 MHz, and 20 MHz), then it may not be money well spent.I ordered a TECSUN R-9012 AM/FM/SW from amazon.
Yes, some digital receivers have tuning dials. The main difference is that the frequency is displayed on a liquid crystal screen, rather than on a slide rule dial like the R-9012 has. You get to see the actual frequency, whereas an analog dial shows you only approximately where you are. Also, you'd see only one frequency at a time, which would change as you tune up and down the band. It's something like what you see on a car's odometer as you clock up the miles, although a lot more slowly; hopefully you wouldn't drive that fast. The good digital receivers will allow you to fine tune your frequency in very small steps, so instead of say, 10.000 Mhz, you might see 10.001 on the display as you move the dial. The steps can get even smaller, depending on the radio's design.I may not understand the "digital" receiver. To me digital is like a VHF or UHF radio. You tune it and that's it. Analog gives the ability to "roam" all over. Can you tune around on digital ??
I've been on a few forums like that too, although not all of them were about radio. This is by far the best forum I've ever used. It's friendly, very focused on the topics at hand, and a great source of information. You needn't feel guilty for taking up members' time; we're here to help one another. I'm neither an electronics expert nor a ham, but what little I do know is from this forum and more than sixty years as a shortwave listener.I've taken up so much of your time with my simple little question about my RadioShack time cube I'm beginning to feel guilty. You have a great forum and I appreciate your acceptance of my questions. A lot of forums I would have been degraded.