Re: What Is an Ultralight Radio?

seta <michael.setaazul@...>


Thanks for the prompt reply. Im glad my G8 and plans
fit. I also have an elderly ICF-SW1 which needs
new tantals in the AF stage, but which otherwise might
benefit from the experiment.

(I also have an Eton E5 and a SONY ICF 7600D, both
of which need attention, and wouldnt qualify anyway.
Ill whisper the bad news to them gently...)

It will be a while before I can get operative. If I
want to try for US stations, what UTC time of day
would be best? Are there MF propagation predictors
on the web?


----- Original Message ---------------------------------

From: "dhsatyadhana" <dhsatyadhana@...>
To: <ultralightdx@...>
Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 5:57 PM
Subject: [ultralightdx] What Is an Ultralight Radio?

Hi Michael:

Thanks for your question. The Ultralight Definitions are in the Files section, in Folders 1 and 2, here on the Group, and
are listed below as well.

Let us know how the G8 experiments go! This would be an "unlimited class" Ultralight which will hopefully allow you to pull
in a lot of good DX.

Thanks - Kevin S

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The Ultralight Definitions

1. It is a simple shirt pocket-sized radio of not more than approximately 20 cubic inches.
2. It is an entertainment-grade radio, as opposed to enthusiast's radio. As such, it will usually not have AM synchronous
detection, SSB clarification or other specialized features.
3. It is readily available to the hobby in new or used markets at the time of its approval.
4. It costs no more than $100 retail at the time of approval.
5. It is primarily a radio. While it may have other features as well (MP3 recorder, etc.), the design and function should
have radio reception as its focus.
6. It is not a "novelty radio" such as Coca Cola Can radio, Mr. Potato Head, etc.

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