the radio pages in English
To start with: please be patient with me - I will upload some of the files already done today, but the deeper You dig into the site, the more links will not yet work and the more images will be missing - please use the German version for that informations in the meantime! and maybe come back and see, what has been added in English ;-)
Radio Pages in English? I decided to give it a try and to start translating the majority of my shortwave radio website. English is not my mother tongue, it will take a while for that job to be done, You might encounter come strange German text within the site, as long as only parts of the site are translated. There might be newer texts or receiver portraits in the German language part, You might try Google to have them translated into English.
What can You expect from the radio pages?
The section travel receivers is dedicated to portable short wave radios. The size, weight and also the technical possibilities of portable receivers have changed radically in the past 30 years, it is recommended to look for certain models also within the communication receivers section.
In the chapter oldie receivers, You similarly find portraits of "boatanchors". That's a designation for older communication receivers are, which bring a certain weight on the scales, due to their tube or so called "hollow state" technology. Using these kind of sets can give You very decent short wave receiption with a sufficient length of an antenna for a reasonable amount of money. You might miss some of the goodies, that facilitate operation such as programmable memories, a clock, and so on.
In the time line You may get an overview of the development of short wave receivers. In case You are looking for information about a distinctive receiver model, please consult the alphabetical receiver list.
In the section short wave reception I try to give an overview about the operation of a contemporary communication receiver with the all the possibilities of signal improvement, using the receiver NRD-535 with it's possibilities like the passband tuning, ECSS reception, notch filter, etc. as an example.
I abstain from giving You prices for used receivers and I don't have any commercial interests, the enthusiasm for a special receiver model or a manufacturer should be understood as my completely personal opinion.
I must ask for Your patience for a response to questions, short wave reception is only my hobby, my time resources are very limited. I will only exceptionally reply to questions in English, writing answers in German is a bit easier for me...
When You want to make a choice for a receiver, I con only recommend You to try a receiver personally, and better at home and not in a busy and noisy exhibition site or a radio flea market. Spend some time listening to a set in calm environment with appropriate antennas and at a favorable time of day (respectable night).
In the section domestic radios
I present some domestic sets, which have been collected over the
years ... Since I had to restrict my passion radios somewhat, I decided to
give most of these radios away. You might encounter them at the occasion of
an exhibition in our local museum, if You visit Beringen one day.