Re: My ULR test
Thanks for telling us about the great performance of your Panasonic RF-032D "Mr. Thin" pocket radio. At the time the model was manufactured, there was intense competition between Panasonic and Sony, which resulted in the development of many of these miniature wonders (like the Sony ICR-S2, an extremely small radio based on the ICF-S5 design). I'm happy that you are having a lot of fun with the RF-032D.
Regarding the Tecsun R9012 and Sony SRF-59 models, though, I'm pretty sure you mean "alignment" rather than "modification." Alignment simply ensures that the loopstick provides maximum AM sensitivity in a model, and leaves the radio circuitry unchanged (still in the "barefoot" state). Of course, even the very best AM alignment will not give a model any more sensitivity than its RF circuitry allows-- it just helps the radio reach its maximum AM-DXing potential.
73 and Good DX,
In a message dated 2/20/2010 6:47:52 A.M. Pacific Standard Time, w4opw@... writes: