Re: Eton E100 Performs Well with 7" Loopstick Transplant
Dirty rat, indeed! :>)
Right after I posted my E100 7" transplant progress report, I
noticed photos of your E100 12" transplant project. This was after I
had increased the loopstick length of my own E100 transplant to
13.25"... purely by coincidence, of course.
The 13.25" loopstick E100 is kind of a mixed bag, with increased
sensitivity over the 7" model, but also with increased urban RF
issues (slop and spurs). The Vancouver RF pounding Orcas Island will
probably not be very well-mannered in your 12" model, I would surmise.
A full daytime "shootout" was conducted between the analog 14"
SRF-39FP and the digital 13.25" E100. The hot-rodded Prison Radio
easily sentenced the Expanded Eton to second place, in sensitivity.
The E100 was more competitive with the SRF-39FP on the high end,
however. Selectivity was a tradeoff, with the E100 showing better
selectivity on the low end, and the SRF-39FP on the high end. The
E100 has more spurious mixing products, and a nuclear-powered KSUH-
1450 image on 540 (absent on the Prison Radio).
For those hobbyists considering an E100 loopstick transplant,
the 7" model provides a lot of "bang for the buck." It will increase
sensitivity greatly, while maintaining good selectivity and spurious
rejection. 14" and 21" models should be reserved for hard-core
DXpedition fanatics, who seek out isolated ocean beaches in the
ultimate quest for Ultralight excitement, IMHO. The E100 has some
very good points (with 200 memories and digital tuning convenience),
and its extreme convenience for loopstick transplants makes it an
obvious first choice for anyone dreaming of super Ultralight
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "John H. Bryant"
easiest, the E100. Unfortunately, packing for our migration to thealbum
in line right now.http://ph.groups.yahoo.com/group/ultralightdx/photos
or pop it out and, using the same board, bar and coil, plug in aradios...
may take some external electronic trickery or may not work at all.bar
is integral to the unit.iron.
removedThere are only two connections to the stock loopstick, both easily
evenvery easily with an exacto knife, or even a flat screwdriver.
need an LCR meter to do the transplant. The stock coil has an