Product Comparison: Tecsun PL-600 vs Tecsun PL-660

General Specifications
About the Products
The Tecsun PL600 is an AM/FM/LW shortwave radio with Single Side Band (SSB) reception. TECSUN PL-600 - a digital radio with dual frequency conversion, the ability to receive FM stereo and "extended" ranges of LW and SW. There are four options when tuning your radio stations.
The PL-660 is a world band receiver with a comprehensive frequency coverage including AM/FM, longwave, shortwave, single side band (SSB) and the aviation band (118-137MHz). The PL-660 offers 4 different methods to tune into a station, these methods are manual (tuning knob), scan, key pad entry & ATS.
Key Specs
Frequency Range
FM: 76 ~ 108MHz, FM: 87 ~ 108MHz, SW: 1711 ~ 29999KHz, MW: 522 ~ 1620kHz, MW: 520 ~ 1710kHz, LW: 100 ~ 519KHz
FM: 76 ~ 108MHz, FM: 87 ~ 108MHz, MW: 522 ~ 1620kHz, MW: 520 ~ 1710kHz, LW: 100 ~ 519KHz, SW: 1711 ~ 29999KHz, AIR: 118 ~ 137MHz
Number Of Station Memories
Tuning Methods
Auto-scan tuning, Direct keypad entry of a frequency, Manual Tuning
Auto Tuning Storage, Auto-scan tuning, Manual Tuning, Direct keypad entry of a frequency
Power/ Sleep button, Clock Button, Timer B Button, Light / Snooze Button, Tuning Fast/Slow / Lock Button, Auto-Scan Button, Frequency / Preset Button, Page Button, SSB Button, FM stereo & AM bandwidth button, Enter / Delete Button, On / Off Button, TUNING knob, SSB BFO knob, Volume Knob, RESET button, Tone Control, ANT. Gain
Power/ Sleep button, Time set button, Timer A Button, Timer B Button, Light / Snooze Button, VF / VM / SCAN button, Page Button, AIR button, Single Side Band, Synchronous button, FM. ST & AM BW button, FM / AM (MW, LW) / SW Band & ATS button, Enter / Delete Button, Key lock button, MEMORY button, ANT. Gain, Treble / Bass Tone Control, TUNING knob, SSB BFO knob, Volume Knob, RESET button
Antenna Type
External telescopic antenna
External telescopic antenna
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Tecsun PL-600 AM/FM/LW SSB Shortwave Radio, Black
  • The built in ferrite antenna works and works well. The entire radio can be positioned to null out offending interference or unwanted stations just like in the days of old.
  • Wonderful reception on AM, FM, and shortwave bands.
  • There's an auto-preset fill feature, which scans AM and FM broadcast bands, and puts them in a separate memory page.
  • It has far more features and functions than I'll ever use. Reception of fairly weak AM and FM signals is excellent.
  • Ergonomics are not the best. The front buttons are flat and flush with the cabinet surface, hard to feel with the fingertips.
Tecsun PL-660 Portable AM/FM/LW/Air Shortwave World Band Radio with Single Side Band, Black
  • Excellent sensitivity. It did well with the built-in telescoping whip antenna.
  • Thousands of presets, probably more than you'll ever need.
  • It has plenty of volume for SWLing. The controls are very high quality and feel professional.
  • Tuning is smooth as silk. FM reception is also remarkable.
  • Awesome SW radio! A ton of features & ability to hear so many different things from around the world.
Size & Weight
4.8 in.
4.5 in.
7.5 in.
7.4 in.
1.2 in.
1.3 in.
0.98 lbs.
1.02 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Tecsun PL-600 AM/FM/LW SSB Shortwave Radio, Black
  • The radio has good size, not too small but portable.
  • Small size and rechargeable batteries make this radio convenient to use anywhere.
  • The size is small enough for bedside and travel unlike the 2100 but larger than the 1102.
  • It's in a handy size and plays easily. I like its compact size.
  • Due to its size and weight, I consider it best for table top use. I found it too heavy to hold for extended periods of time.
Tecsun PL-660 Portable AM/FM/LW/Air Shortwave World Band Radio with Single Side Band, Black
  • I was looking for something portable for traveling and just sitting on the patio. This unit fit the bill nicely.
  • I was looking for a small and compact portable SWL receiver, primarily for listening to SSB on the Ham bands.
  • Great price on this radio and it works very well. Actually, I am somewhat shocked that such a small portable can perform so well.
  • For a small speaker it has decent sound. I recommend this radio for anyone who wants to get into the hobby.
  • The sound of the radio is very adequate for such a small portable, but when I plug in some standard computer audio speakers it sounds fantastic.
Display Type
Audible Alarms
Speaker(s) Type
1W speaker
1W speaker
Mobile Charger Ability
Integrated Flashlight
Accesories Included
Ni-MH rechargeable batteries, AC Adapter, Carrying pouch, External antenna, Earbud
Carrying pouch, FM/SW wire antenna, 4 AA NiMH rechargeable batteries, Earphones, 120V AC/DC adapter
SW external antenna jack, Earphone jack
FM / SW antenna jack, Earphone jack, DC 6V Jack
Dual Conversion for LW, MW and SW, Auto tuning system, Sleep Function, Two Turn-on Timers, Snooze Function
Easy operation and with high quality acoustic sound, 9K/10K Tuning step for MW, Key lock function
What customers say about "Features"
Tecsun PL-600 AM/FM/LW SSB Shortwave Radio, Black
  • Everything about this radio is super - construction, look and feel, size, display, knobs, AC adapter.
  • Sensitive, well laid out, and sound is pretty good for the size.
  • The FM sounds great, especially in stereo through the stereo headphone jack. AM reception is fantastic.
  • Black plastic front panel has a number of grooves collecting dust and dirt, hard to clean. White lettering has low contrast and very small size - hard to read in lower ambient light.
  • The sound is awfully distorted on AM and SW bands. It has the "tin" and off sync sound.
Tecsun PL-660 Portable AM/FM/LW/Air Shortwave World Band Radio with Single Side Band, Black
  • The Radio is very well designed. It is tactile and smooth tuning making it easy to tune and listen to.
  • The internal speaker sounds fine but I plug mine in to an external speaker for more pleasing audio quality.
  • Good speaker, comes with an extension wire outside antenna, & the ability to run off AC or AA battery power.
  • The case is definitely strong. Telescoping antenna is rugged and extends high.
  • The display is large and bright and contains a lot of useful information.
Power Source
Ni-MH rechargeable batteries
Ni-MH rechargeable batteries
Built-In Charger
What customers say about "Power"
Tecsun PL-600 AM/FM/LW SSB Shortwave Radio, Black
  • Solid radio with good battery life and great sound quality for the size.
  • It's not all plastic through and through. The rechargeable batteries work like a charm.
  • Internal battery will last about 12 hours of continuous use and sound quality is pretty good.
  • The batteries it came with leaked after about a month.
  • The supplied NiMH batteries are low capacity ones.
Tecsun PL-660 Portable AM/FM/LW/Air Shortwave World Band Radio with Single Side Band, Black
  • The radio has outstanding battery life. I use rechargeable AA batteries and when plugged in, the radio charges the batteries so you won't have to mess with that.
  • It comes with 4 AA rechargeable batteries, an AC adapter, earbuds, 20' shortwave antenna and a carrying case. Really, a great little setup right out of the box.
  • Comes with both a longwire antenna, earbuds, and rechargeable batteries with charger.
  • Been using it for about a month now and still haven't recharged the batteries.
  • This unit is a battery hog on alkaline batteries, a week maybe even when not used, and will not recharge rechargable batteries.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
129.95 $

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