Tecsun 890-990 Antennas

John Cress

Communication Coordinator
Staff member
USPC Crypto

In the forthcoming communications roundup I would also add these items to the shortwave operators accessories list.
Especially for shortwave operators who, like me, live in radio interference crossfire zones.

The best purpose-built short wave listening antenna on the planet:

Par EndFedz® EF-SWL


And, to get a clean signal back to that nice Tecsun - a jumper with an integrated RF choke to squeeze out local RF like AC units, refrigerators, TVs and all the electronic crap your neighbors kids are messing with.

CHA RG-316 (with Integrated RFI Choke)​

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One of these gizmos. to connect the external antenna to the radio without straining the connector

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And, finally, to connect the antenna balun/transformer to the jumper

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With this stuff on can listen on 20, 40 and 80 meter signals, just like the bigger, much more expensive HF rig.
(next up, decoding digital comms)

Without these ears, the only thing I would be hearing without heavy noise and static would be local FM rock stations.

Last night on 40m 7.238 LSB, Parks on the Air

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