[RFI] All band handheld receivers
k4kyv at hotmail.com
Sun Feb 11 18:54:26 EST 2007
Has anyone tried one of the miniature handheld receivers, like the Yaesu
VR-500 or Icom IC-R series?
Seems like it would be a good receiver for casual listening and rf noise
Looking at the specs and some comments on the web, I would think the VR-500
would be a better deal than the Icom ones. The IC-R5 is less expensive, but
has no SSB or CW capability, and tunes in 5 kHz steps. The others are far
more expensive than the VR-500.
But I am wondering just how well do those things pick up signals.
Also, do they have a headphone/ext speaker jack for better fidelity
reception than with the tiny speaker?
For anyone who purchased one, do you think it was worth the bucks?
I am looking for a portable receiver with at least fair reception from MW
broadcast band up through 10m with a whip antenna, for running down
ever-increasing sources of noise and interference.
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