7.5" LW Plug-in Loopstick NDB-DX on the Tecsun PL-380

Gary DeBock

Hello All,
While running some detailed comparisons of the newly hot-rodded 7.5" LW loopstick PL-380 with a stock ICF-2010, it was discovered that the modified Tecsun is actually quite a bit more sensitive than the ICF-2010 on all frequencies below about 250 kHz. The model features a 2000 uh center-wound coil (composed of 120 turns of 40/44 Litz wire) on a type 33 ferrite bar, and is pictured at http://www.mediafire.com/i/?ditdm4ym2g25k5m .
Some of the NDB-DX received here in Puyallup, WA last night on the modified PL-380 around 0700 UTC:
                                                  RSSI              S/N
200-UAB      Anahim Lake, BC        18                  00    (weak; inaudible on ICF-2010)
201-YJ         Victoria, BC                18                  00    (weak; inaudible on ICF-2010)
206-PWT             ?                        25                  15
216-GRF      Ft. Lewis, WA             27                 18   
236-YZA              ?                        15                  04
242-                    ?                        15                  02    (weak; inaudible on ICF-2010)
251-YCD             ?                         20                 08
73, Gary DeBock

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