Ooops… I did it again!

There is one thing that I have to admit: I have an obsession for radios made by the R. L. Drake company in Ohio. I have owned several C-lines, TR7/R7-lines, a SPR-4 and a R8. Being the happy owner of a R8A (wonderful radio, by the way), I was lucky enough to find a late serial SW8 on eBay – AND the seller was willing to ship the radio overseas. The late serial model differs from the early ones, having the telescope whip amplifier, coverage down to 100 KHz and the sideband selectable AM-sync. The late SW8 is said to be the “poor man’s R8B”, and I just can’t wait to receive the parcel from the U.S.

73’s!

Hans

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About Hans

Male. 50 years young. DX:er since 1980. In September 2011 I moved up to Vardø on Vardøya Island (EU-141) to start working as manager for the Coast Radio station in Vardø. I feel very lucky to have this opportunity to work with the thing that I think is the most interesting in the whole world - Radio! My main interest is, yeah - you guessed right: Radio. I'm a ham radio operator, holding the callsign LA2MOA. My main radio interests is low power operation and low band DXing on the amateur bands, but also mediumwave and tropical band DX-listening. I'm also interested in angling, fly-fishing and fly-tying. The area around Vardø offers some great opportunities to do all of this. And, since I'm of swedish origin, I'm also madly interested in ice-hockey and since 35 years I'm a hardcore supporter of Rögle BK in Ängelholm - one of the few really true hockey clubs left in Sweden.

Posted on 7. August 2012, in Receivers. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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