Re: Advice / Question

Stan <l8r2day@...>

Thanks Peter,
Maybe I'll look for a G5.

Piotr Balcerzak wrote:

Hi Stan,

I have several small radios. I don't have G8 but I have
PL310 and D96L. Personally I am very disappointed in both
of those DSP receivers. They have too much internally
generated noise and strange AGC action (hard to use them
with additional magnetic loop antenna and AGC pumping
makes weak signals reception really bad).

For casual MW listening as well as DXing my G5 and DE1103
work so much better. Although G5 has better ergonomics and
sound quality than 1103, I discovered that G5 I own has
some het on 540 kHz while DE1103 is "clean" (on the other
hand, the 1103 has more noisy LCD backlighting but this can
be turned off).

So currently the DE1103 is my top performer on MW as far
as small (but not "ultralight") radios are concerned.
In "ultralight" category the Sony SFR59 was and still
remains my favorite. :)

It's just my $0.02...

Good luck!

--- On Mon, 3/15/10, Stan <l8r2day@... <>> wrote:

From: Stan <l8r2day@...
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Advice / Question
To: ultralightdx@... <>
Date: Monday, March 15, 2010, 4:29 PM
Thanks for the response. I've read the sync on the G3 has
improved since it's introduction. My listing is almost
exclusively MW.
I've given up on SW as most of the interesting players are
no longer on
the air. Sync is nice but not essential, if one can
tune up/down 1-2
khz to get rid of the interference. How does the G5 stack
up to the G8?

Richard Berler wrote:

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).


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