Detailed New Article on Building the Slider E100 Posted

John H. Bryant <bjohnorcas@...>

Gary, Guy and I found the two-page per subject format of our serialized article on modifying the E100 quite restrictive.  We were able to give enough information in those articles for the experienced tinkerer to do the modification, but there was not nearly enough room to provide the step-by-step instructions or the thorough photographic coverage that most of us need to do an unfamiliar project.

Gary and I were particularly frustrated with the article on doing the "Slider E100" mod. Adding the 7.5" ferrite bar and the innovative "Slider" coil turns an already wonderful Ultralight into what the authors consider, pound-for-pound, the best MW DX radio on the planet for domestic DXing.... all for the low price of about $30. What is doubly frustrating is the Slider mod is about the easiest, simplest radio modification that either of us has ever seen.  It takes a bit of time to gather the parts, wind the coil and build some sort of support for the new bigger ferrite bar, but all of that is really simple to accomplish. Attaching the slider coil to the E100 is the only "difficult" part and that requires dealing with two screws and two solder joints.

So, in hopes that a number of other semi-crazy Ultralighters will join us in driving Slider E100s, we have uploaded a seven-page article to the Ultralight Files area of  It is titled "YOU CAN DO THIS: More About Constructing the Slider E100 Loopstick"

Download at your own risk :>)

While you are there, if you are one of the few that has not yet downloaded Kevin Schanilec's wonderful article on small passive loops, you might want to get it, too. It is a true classic for our hobby!

John B.
Orcas Island, WA, USA
Rcvrs: WiNRADiO 313e, Eton e1, Slider E100
Antennas: Wellbrook Phased Array NW
Two 70' x 100' Conti Super Loops, West and Northwest

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