Get into 21st century shortwave listening by leveraging the power of your personal computer running the Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7/8 operating systems. You get a true high performance shortwave receiver, the Ten-Tec RX-320D and our advanced, yet easy to use WorldStation™ control software. Your radio is shipped directly from the Ten-Tec factory with the full warranty and return policy.
Note the simple connections on the RX-320D: power in, power switch, serial port, line out, volume out and IF out and antenna. The IF output jack connects to your PC's sound card and allows you to listen to the new digital shortwave broadcasts with DREAM, included in your purchase. The RX-320D comes with a USB to serial connector if your PC does not have a serial port.
Our WorldStation™ software is a Feature Rich and Field Proven Software Package, Now In It's 4th Generation!
Take the RX-320D shown above and add our famous WorldStation™ software and you have an unbeatable shortwave listening package!
The RX-320D "PC Radio" shortwave receiver is famous for its performance and so is our WorldStation™ software. The RX-320D is a computer-controlled DSP shortwave receiver with no front-panel. Our software is custom designed for the RX-320D and provides flawless support for point-and-click databases, scanning — and networking (TCP/IP) is built-in at no extra charge. This enables you to to use your radio remotely while on the road wherever you have an Internet connection. WorldStation™ solves the problem of "What's On Shortwave?" with a simple, high-speed database lookup. WorldStation™ 4.0 was released in January of 2006, the result of over one year of full-time development on top of the third generation of the software. We are now up to the 4.5 release with new enhancements released in July 2010. If you would like to learn more about Shortwave Listening, please click on this Wikipedia article on Shortwave Listening link, which Dxtra helped to write.
This point-and-click "TV Guide" like table is updated automatically every minute for effortless "channel surfing". The factory software that ships with the radio does not have anywhere near the feature set of WorldStation™ and provides basic tuning only. Shortwave radio is known for frequent channel changes — there are over 1,000 actively used shortwave "channels" (i.e. frequencies) but their use varies by time of day, location and even season of the year. So having database support is an indispensable tool. The database will instantly answer questions like "What are all the active BBC World Service frequencies right now?" or "Can I hear Radio Australia from the East Coast of the US in the morning?" (yes you can on 9580 KHz) .
We also include the DREAM / DRM digital software as a bonus — a $40 value. The DREAM software will allow you to decode with your PC's sound card the new digital FM quality shortwave broadcasts. This is truly 21st century shortwave listening at its best! Check out some of the extensive features built-into WorldStation™ by looking at our screens shots.
Already have a receiver? Our WorldStation™ 4.5 control software is sold separately for the Ten-Tec RX320, RX-340/331, RX-350, ICOM R-75, Ten-Tec Orion and Orion II, Ten-Tec Jupiter, Drake R8A/B, Racal 6790/GM and the TCI 8174 receivers.
SHORTWAVE RADIO IS GOING DIGITAL WITH DRM and DXTRA HAS THE RADIOS TO RECEIVE THESE BROADCASTS NOW!
All Ten-Tec receivers come equipped with a standard serial port for easy connection to your PC via a serial cable or USB/serial cable (provided). Our software is also fully integrated with the popular EiBi, Aoki and HFCC shortwave databases and features our exclusive "one click" update feature. All database functions from acquiring the file off the web, parsing it and updating the database are done automatically for you.. Click here for a recorded audio sample from the RX-320D of the Voice of Russia recorded at our Long Island location. The RX-320D can also receive the new DRM digital shortwave broadcasts. Click here for a recorded DRM signal from Radio Canada International.
For emergency use, all Ten-Tec radios can optionally run off any 12 volt DC power supply. We ship worldwide via Fed-Ex.