Just to jump into the fray. Listening to short wave is still
enjoyable.. Just not in the same place or as plentiful. I don't know if
the foreign stations still send QSL cards but I still have several from
Radio Australia, Radio Switzerland, and OF COURSE, Radio Moscow, from 50
years ago. (Arrggghh) If it is reasonable, I would see if you could
find a Jupiter to loan him, if not a SW receiver. It is a nice
receiver, and more reasonable than the Omni VII. Just a thought. Now I
have to go sneak a look at my old QSL cards HI.
John / WA1JG
> Just a thought... I started with the Omni VII.... that is a good
> "starter rig" also.... Help the economy and get him started
> in good form for sure ! He is worth it, right ? ! ? ! ?
> Happy trails !
> (But seriously, could you not just get him a decent SW radio
> that covers SSB, etc.? Would that not start him off OK... and
> you guys could sell it later for pretty much what you purchased
> it for, and apply that towards a ham rig. That would allow him
> to get into SWL-ing also... which is not a bad hobby for a young
> man. Decent rigs are out there in good shape... Kenwood R2000
> would be a good one, or even the R5000, Icom R71, or even
> a Grundig 350, or E-1, or even an $80 Kaito KA-1102 would
> work OK --- a really good starter rig is the Realistic DX-394 for
> about $150 p does SSB and CW swell, as well as the general coverage
> SWL bands.)
> ========================== K8JHR =========================
> On 5/12/2010 1:12 PM, Darrell Bellerive wrote:
>> In my search for a good radio for him to listen to the bands, I have
>> decided that a Ten-Tec Delta 580 would be a great starter rig.
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