Re: FM DXing with Ultralights-- The Top Models

Carl DeWhitt

--- I have not tried the external antenna idea with my E-100 but will
when i get the chance.In regards to audio,i disagree with Gary though
this is a matter of personal opinion perhaps.My audio on the FM on the
E-100 is acceptable for a ULR when using the Sony headphones i got
with my SRF-M37W.I have fm dx receptions from Oklahoma,Texas,Kansas
and Missouri with the E-100.
Carl DeWhitt
Ponca City,Oklahoma

In ultralightdx@..., Robert Ross <va3sw@...> wrote:

At 05:59 PM 7/17/2008, D1028Gary@... wrote:

4) Eton E100 With a built-in whip antenna and more memories than
ever need, it provides FM reception fairly similar to that of the
DT-200VX, although the reception can be improved dramatically by
the whip antenna next to a decent FM external antenna lead-in wire.

Gary.....I can confirm what you say about placing the whip closer to an
External Antenna on the E-100 Model.

While I was on my Cruise 2 weeks ago....I did a lot of FM DX'ing
with the
Eton E-100 out on the Balcony of our room, late at night. I found
that by
Laying the Whip Antenna up against the METAL RAILING of the balcony
on the
ship...the signals I was receiving were easily Doubled in Strength!! I
think if one could attach the whip to a Good FM a
with few locals to avoid would be able to
haul in
some pretty good FM DX with this little ULR Radio!!!!


Robert S. Ross VA3SW
Box 1003, Stn. B.
London, Ontario

Antique/Vintage Radio Enthusiast
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