Re: PL-360? anyone have one yet?

Tony Germanotta

i have the 310, so it might be different, but you get it to tune in 10Khz steps by turning the wheel quickly. It then automatically goes into that mode, then you can step along with each click. (and 5KHz on SW bands). It's quite a feel operation though, you never really know how fast you have to turn the dial to get onto the steps and then you can slow down just a fraction too much and you're back at 1KHz steps again. The 310 has a conventional knob for tuning on the side, which probably makes it easier to do this, than with the dial on the face of the 380.

On Mar 9, 2010, at 7:30 PM, franktowntrain wrote:


Hello Gary, no I don't have a 360 but I just rec'd today a PL-380 based on your shoot out results and review but I'm having some trouble tuning it. I followed the manual and set 10Khz tuning steps and it will tune in 10khz steps using the "vf" key but I can't seem to get it to tune in 10khz uning the thumbwheel, when I hit the "vf" of course it is scanning quickly thru and only stops on strong signals. Is there any way to tune manually in 10Khz increments? Am I missing something here?
Jack Leonard

--- In, D1028Gary@... wrote:
> Hello Farmerik,
> The Tecsun PL-360 is one of the new models here, but unfortunately there
> hasn't been time yet to tinker around with external air core loops directly
> connected to the plug-in jack. There are several experimental projects
> competing for time here, but I hope to do this as part of the upcoming PL-360
> review article.
> The PL-360 (with the plug-in stock loopstick) does have great inductive
> coupling with the PVC-framed air core loops here, although the fixed 3 kHz DSP
> selectivity makes the model less than ideal for 9 kHz-split DXing. The
> PL-310 and PL-380 would be much better choices for those hobbyists interested
> in transoceanic DXing.
> 73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA)
> In a message dated 3/6/2010 1:52:57 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,
> farmerik@... writes:
> I was curious if anyone had the PL-360 yet, and if so how it works with an
> external loop antenna like the Terk or Tecsun directly connected to the
> radio. - FARMERIK

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