Re: 600 Watt Station received @ 150 Miles with new 3"FSL


Gary DeBock
 

<<<   The amazing reception qualities of the modified 3" FSL Antenna were revealed this afternoon when 600 Watt Fox Sports Station KKXL - Grand Forks North Dakota  150 miles distant from Winnipeg, Manitoba was received for most of the afternoon daytime hours.  Signal levels were very good and listenable (1 kHz filter used) - as high as 41/19 on the Tecsun PL-380 with the 3" FSL.  A comparison was made with a non modified Tecsun PL-380 whose anemic signal levels were inaudible  and topped out at 14/00.  This is a testament as to how good this new design by Gary DeBock is. Will try to post pictures in the Album Section.   >>> 
 
Thanks for the amazing report, Jerry.
 
There is something very weird about how these "Science Fiction PL-380" models are performing in weak-signal DX. Almost weird enough to look for the aliens that dropped them off?? This morning one of the models was staying pretty close to a CC Skywave + 15" FSL antenna combination in weak-signal TP-DXing...  a $95 hot-rodded pocket radio acting like stiff competition for a $1000+ combo. Yikes!
 
73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
 
 
 
 

-----Original Message-----
From: jerry_popiel@... [ultralightdx]
To: ultralightdx
Sent: Sat, Mar 5, 2016 4:11 pm
Subject: [ultralightdx] 600 Watt Station received @ 150 Miles with new 3"FSL

 
The amazing reception qualities of the modified 3" FSL Antenna were revealed this afternoon when 600 Watt Fox Sports Station KKXL - Grand Forks North Dakota  150 miles distant from Winnipeg, Manitoba was received for most of the afternoon daytime hours.  Signal levels were very good and listenable (1 kHz filter used) - as high as 41/19 on the Tecsun PL-380 with the 3" FSL.  A comparison was made with a non modified Tecsun PL-380 whose anemic signal levels were inaudible  and topped out at 14/00.  This is a testament as to how good this new design by Gary DeBock is. Will try to post pictures in the Album Section. 

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