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The SW1 offers superb sensitivity, selectivity and full audio.
The Sync detector is very forgiving and will lock onto weak and off-tuned signals (off-tuning with a sync detector and a narrow filter setting can salvage many a QRM laiden signal).I had to remove the LCD display and clean the edge contacts to make it work again 100 (don't try this at home, a very delicate procedure).Good luck and e-mail me if you have any questions.Once I got the receiver, I switched out the antenna, followed v8 supercars australia race driver cheats xbox the Drake troubleshooting guide on cleaning the LCD display contacts (on the Drake website and changed out the knobs, which improved the cosmetic appearance.The bandwidth.5 kHz.With the lack of more complicated and sometimes seldom used features, it is easy to use and program.Plus I have too many receivers as it is, so it would've been hard to justify.
Time owned: 3 to 6 months.
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Objectively, as far as I can, a really fine sensitive and selective shortwave communications receiver, with the added benefit of airband.The SW8 had the slight edge, mainly for its overall construction and consistent build quality.I loved them all, but the best are the 19 models.Plus, 1996 copies are nearly impossible to locate, as people tend to want to hang on to them.Tuning is a snap via the keypad, manual tuning knob, Up/Down buttons or 32 programmable memories.I would put it head to head with my IC-R9000 and expect the synch to make a difference in convenience when listening to sigs under high QSB.Order, carry-Tilt Handle, this plastic handle snaps on in a jiffy.