Re: Advice / Question


My experience is that the newer G3's are MUCH better with sync; they hold lock on very weak signals (try out some new samples that show up at Radio Shack). Another alternative that works is using ssb and zero beating the signal. The dx/local switch is really a low pass filter...on ssb and sync in locales with local am stations, mixing products impact reception (the G6 has a similar problem, but no dx/local switch to offer help...touching the antenna helps). The local position deals with this very well on the G3. Not a big sensitivity loss, and indiscernable above about 13 MHz (Of course, on mw, there is no need to put it in local). On mw, the G3 appears similar to the G6 head to head on batteries. Sync and choice of upper and lower sideband is a plus. The G5, by contrast, is quite sensitive across the mw band (the G3 & G6 are much less sensitive above about 1300 KHz).

--- On Mon, 3/15/10, Powell E. Way III wrote:

From: Powell E. Way III
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Advice / Question
To: ultralightdx@...
Date: Monday, March 15, 2010, 1:02 PM

I have a G3, a G8 and a G6.  The G8 is the most sensitive, followed by the G6 and the G3 far behind.  There are features I like on the G3, but the sensitivity and functioning of the sync detector are VERY dissappointing.  The G6, run with the power adapter is just about as good as the G8, and without it,  NOT.  That's because the power adapter gives an additional  1.5 volts and it makes a large difference. 
POP email is powell at backroads DOT net

From: stann50
To: ultralightdx@ yahoogroups. com
Sent: Mon, March 15, 2010 1:31:14 PM
Subject: [ultralightdx] Advice / Question

As much as I like the G8 I have, I was playing around with a G3 this weekend. The g3 has several things I like about it better than the G8. Does anyone have both, and which is actually better on MW?
I realize the G3 prob doesn't qualify as an UL, but given today's tech, anything under 25lbs is UL from when I was growing up.


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