Radio receivers

The following receivers have been owned and used by Hans Sundgren.

Uniden EZI33XLT airband scanner
Uniden EZI33XLT

Image courtesy: Uniden

Technical data

  • Frequency range: 78–87.3 MHz NFM | 87.3–108 MHz WFM | 108–137 MHz AM | 137–174 MHz NFM | 406–512 MHz NFM
  • Channels: 180 in 9 banks
  • Scan speed: 30 steps/s
  • Sensitivity, 12 dB SINAD: 0.3/0.4/0.9 µV
  • Audio out: 3,5 mm earphone
  • Antenna: 50 ohm, BNC female
  • Power supply: 4.5 V, 3 × AA batteries
  • Dimensions: 104×53×28 mm
  • Weight: 100 g

Documents

2018 August

Hans flew to Finland in the beginning of August and brought his old pen-size airband receiver. It did not work at all. So before his next flight he decides to get a new airband radio, preferable a scanner.

Instead of going for an all band receiver like Icom R6 he decides to buy a dedicated air band scanner. The EZI33XLT is bought 2018-08-21 from Limmared Radio for 795 SEK.

Serial No: 78000093

Good

  • Small.
  • Few buttons but easy to use.

Bad

  • Perhaps not the fastest scanner.
  • No dial for frequency enter, only up/down-buttons.

Diamond RH795 antenna, August 2018

Diamond RH795

The included rubber duck antenna is good for operation on the go. But for better reception this extendable 1/4 wave, telescopic whip antenna is superior. The antenna is bought 2018-08-21 from Limmared Radio for 295 SEK.

  • Range: 70–1000 MHz
  • Gain: 2,15 dBi
  • Length: 19,5–113 cm, 10 stages
  • Weight: 65 g

Image courtesy: Limmared radio

The instruction specifies an antenna length of 56 cm for 120 MHz. This is equal to 3 sections and an additional 3 cm.

Saxton Electronic A-982 airband receiver
Saxton A-982

Technical data

  • Frequency range: 110–140 MHz
  • Audio out: 2,5 mm earphone
  • Antenna: 10 cm pin attached
  • Power supply: 3 V, 2×386 batteries (⌀11.6×4.2 mm)
  • Dimensions: ⌀15×120 mm
  • Weight: 33 g

1995

Hans starts travelling by airplane quite frequently and wants an air band receiver. World Import in Stockholm has exactly what he wants; a small receiver that can be kept in the shirt pocket.

The receiver has no loudspeaker and no volume control.

Good

  • Small.
  • Easy to use.

Bad

  • Small frequency dial.
  • No volume control.

The catalog is from 1976.

End of life August 2018

After trying to use the receiver on a flight in August, Hans discover that no signals can be received. It is left for recycling