Well you're going to have to make a few decisions as to which radio you
buy, all Tecsun radio sets have pros and cons.
The Synchronus detection is better on the PL-660 however sideband is far
better on the PL880.
On the PL-880 Sideband can be tuned in steps of 10KHZ which makes for
very accurate recognition of signals whereas with the PL-660 you have to
use a BFO control which drifts and requires fine adjustment, in other
words its the sort of thing one wouldn't expect on a modern radio of
today, something you found on radios 40 years ago.
Even though the PL-660 has the better sync I'd still go and buy the
Tecsun PL-880 or even consider the new Tecsun S-8800.
Both the PL-880 and S-880 have far better sound than the Tecsun PL-660.
The S-8800 has - overall - better sensitivity on all bands than any
other Tecsun radio I've tried.
Sideband on the S-8800 has the same sort of tuning as found on the PL-880.
Tuning on the S-8800 is silky smooth with that perfect "analogue tuning"
feel, the S-8800 comes with a handy remote control which controls most
The manual for the S-8800 is very well written.
On 11/26/2017 6:40 AM, tim cumings wrote:
I am thinking about purchasing either the PL 660 or the PL 880.
do you have any comments about the sideband reception in the synchronous to
text you on the 660 versus the 880?
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On Nov 10, 2017, at 6:36 PM, Dane Trethowan <grtd...@internode.on.net> wrote:
If I recall correctly there is a list member who is looking for information on
buttons and controls for his Tecsun PL-660 radio.
A document has been released by Tecsun Radio Australia to aid Blind users of
this radio and I link to it thus.
“For the gardener nothing is more handier than bulbs, I mean the 1’s you put in
the ground and not the electric light 1’s.”
"For the gardener nothing is more handier than bulbs, I mean the one's
you put in the ground and not the electric light one's."