Re: Returning to the world of ULR DXing, what's on the approved list these days???

Gary DeBock

On Fri, Feb 12, 2021 at 07:24 PM, Alex wrote:
I tried to find the old ULR sites for a approved receiver list by the ULR committee, but struck out. Is their a 2020 /21 ULR accepted list???
Hi Alex,

Welcome back to the group!

Paul's explanation is accurate-- because of a lack of volunteers the Classifications Committee has been in limbo for years, and the list of officially accepted Ultralight Radios has not been updated. Despite this any Ultralight Radio that was approved in the past is still approved, and during the current situation (in the absence of a Classifications Committee) any pocket radio meeting all of the following criteria will be considered as an approved Ultralight Radio for award purposes:

1) No larger than 20 cubic inches in size
2) Less than $100 in cost (except for the C. Crane Skywave SSB model and the Sony SRF T-615, which have both already been approved)
3) Designed as a consumer-grade radio, and not a toy or other curiosity
4) Must be readily available for new purchase on the open market

Unlike in the original classifications system, SSB capability and/or multiple DSP filter selections do not disqualify a radio for Ultralight Radio qualification. In addition, any radio officially tested in an Ultralight Radio Shootout review automatically gains Ultralight Radio classification, with the exception of the XHDATA D-808 model in the upcoming 2021 Shootout (which is only included for reference purposes, since it clearly exceeds the 20 cubic inch size limit).

Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
Ultralight Radio Group Co-Founder

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