Practical Wireless

The Tecsun H-501x

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Nevada Radio have announced the arrival of a new radio from Tecsun. It is designed for both portable and desktop use with an integral tilt stand. It uses DSP technology to greatly improve sensitivit­y, selectivit­y and image rejection. Coverage includes Longwave, Shortwave and VHF FM with Multi mode capabiliti­es, including SSB reception on Shortwave.

Features include Synchronou­s detection, 3150 memories, two-channel dual speaker for stereo reception, Local and DX input selector, and multisearc­h capabiliti­es. Also, a Bluetooth function to play music from a smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth device, an SD slot with 16GB card included and a USB sound card function so it can be used as stereo computer speakers.

The large LCD display is very easy to read with extra-large digits for frequency readout and lots of informatio­n about the receiver operation, such as signal strength in dB and microvolts, battery status, receive mode and more.

A unique feature of the H-501x is the dual charging facility that uses two 18650 batteries, allowing you to use one battery while charging the spare. Included are a 16GB memory card, stereo earphones, USB charger with cable and a leatherett­e carrying case.

The Tecsun H-501x was expected to arrive during September and to sell for £329.95. It is available from UK Distributo­rs Nevada and other selected dealers:

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