Shortwave radio mods

Discussion in 'Wireless & RF Design' started by Donny, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. Donny

    Thread Starter New Member

    Dec 19, 2010
    Hi all
    My first post here so allow me to say hi to everyone.

    My first post is a need for advice, I was given a Kchilbo KK-9906S FM/AM and SW radio. Years ago I heard that you could solder a wire across something in a radio which gave a better frequency coverage.

    Does anyone know of this and could you tell me how to do this please.

    many thanks

  2. beenthere

    Retired Moderator

    Apr 20, 2004
    Have you got a schematic? That would involve the tuning range - it is a bit hard to imagine how an added wire might extend the range.
  3. Donny

    Thread Starter New Member

    Dec 19, 2010
    No it doesnt, sadly cant find one either...
  4. davebee

    Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2008
    I used to belong to a Yahoo group for owners of a particular model of Radio Shack communications receiver. That group had dozens of modifications ranging from the simple like "snip the purple wire to cut background hiss", to extremely detailed capacitance changes for various reasons, as well as schematics of the receiver, things like that.

    My search just now didn't find a Yahoo group for your radio, but maybe if you started one, you might attract others who have had success modifying the radio.