Re: Tecsun PL-380 Four Band Performance Review

Gary Kinsman

Hi Gary,

Thanks for the review of the PL-380. It seems like the PL-310 is a better bet, except for the "soft mute" feature. Perhaps Tecsun will disable the soft mute in the PL-310 at some point in the future.


--- In ultralightdx@..., D1028Gary@... wrote:

Hello All,

For those interested in the DXing capabilities of Tecsun's newest DSP
pocket radio, a thorough 7-page review of the PL-380 AM-LW-FM-SW receiver
(covering the development, capabilities and relative performance of this soft
mute-free model) has been uploaded to DXer.Ca at
os) (first option on the list), to the Yahoo Ultralightdx File site at
and also is directly linked at _
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Included in the review is a four-band Shootout with the PL-310 and D96L
models (except on LW, where it is matched against the PL-310 and PL-300WT),
and a discussion on how its relative AM-DXing value compares with the PL-310
and D96L models. An addendum provides additional information, with links to
demonstration MP3's of the PL-380's DSP filtering options, and a recently
developed 7.5" loopstick transplant modification to greatly boost the
PL-380's LW and MW sensitivity on all frequencies. Hopefully this detailed
review will answer all your questions about this innovative new DSP model.

73 and Best Wishes,

Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA)

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