Re: DT-200VX vs.E100 Comments
Hello Paul (and John, Rob and others),
I'm glad you enjoy using your new E100, Paul. The 200 memories and 1 kHz digital tuning steps give this model an edge over other Ultralights, as proven by John's reception of multiple DU's, while hooking it up to his Wellbrook array at Grayland. Even for casual DXers, it has many superb capabilities.
The E100 just barely missed the cutoff for the 2008 Ultralight Radio AM-DX Shootout (published on dxer.ca in February), so its relative capabilities were not closely investigated at that time. Because of that, and because other capable Ultralight models have been "discovered" since February, a "Midsummer Ultralight AM-DX Shootout" is seriously being considered (if there is sufficient interest). This would compare the E100 and other new "contenders" with the top models from the February shootout (SRF-39FP/59, DT-200VX, SRF-T615, DT-210V, etc.) in the same format as the February shootout, now posted on dxer.ca. What do you guys think?
John is correct in that 3 Washington state tinkering fanatics are making 3 different E100 hot-rodding designs in 3 different, bizarre ways. May the more reasonable, mainstream Ultralight enthusiast group have mercy on us.
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