Tecsun PL-380 Vs. XHDATA D-808

Les Rayburn

Gary & The Group

During last week’s DX Test, I had an opportunity to do an impromptu “shoot-out” between the Tecsun PL-380 (modified by Gary himself to include the FSL antenna) and a stock XHDATA D-808. 

To my surprise, I found them to be roughly equal with perhaps a slight edge to the XHDATA D-808.

This makes me wonder if I should attempt to transfer the FSL from the PL-380 to the XHDATA D-808 to make the ultimate portable? 

Or perhaps someone would suggest an alternative plan…you’re the experts and I bow to the wisdom of the masters. Thanks again! 


Les Rayburn, N1LF
121 Mayfair Park
Maylene, AL 35114

Member WTFDA, IRCA, NRC. Former CPC Chairman for NRC & IRCA. 

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