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ChrisSmolinski

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Re: Sony to Exit Shortwave Receiver Market
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2018, 0113 UTC »
Sad news.. I wonder how many units they sold per year that they decided to drop the line
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Re: Sony to Exit Shortwave Receiver Market
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2018, 1058 UTC »
It probably won't be long before they get out of radios altogether.

One of these days I'll drop the big bucks (comparatively) for an EX5MK2. Some day....
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Re: Sony to Exit Shortwave Receiver Market
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2018, 1852 UTC »
Look at the bright side; we live in the makers generation.  There may come a day were, like once upon a time, we have to build our own radios.

...And its never been easier to do that.

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Re: Sony to Exit Shortwave Receiver Market
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2018, 2041 UTC »
Never was fond of the 2010s but the 7600, that there is a radio. Antenna collapsed and stowed it would pick up just about any hfbc, and let me listen to the gang on 3898 lsb back in the day. Amazing little rig, stable too.

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Re: Sony to Exit Shortwave Receiver Market
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2018, 1704 UTC »
There was a ICF-2010 Yahoo group, with a database of serials, and I had literally one of the very last ones ever made. I bought it from Universal around 2003 or 2004. I bought it when they posted that they had received their last shipment of them. I kept it in the original box. Then I stupidly sold it about 5 years ago on eBay. I have regretted that almost since the day I sent it off.
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