Re: Tecsun PL-360 Plug-in Loopsticks-- Huge AM Sensitivity Boosts

Jeff <jeff@...>

Knowing that mw can be quite good with this little radio, how is fm and sw reception? How does it compare to the 310 and 380 as well as any other small and portable Eton or Degen receivers? It sure looks like an ideal "carry everywhere you go" radio. I have the Degen 1105, Grundig G6, and Eton 100 for small, all around portables along with the Grundig G8. The 360 could be a great addition.

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

Hello All,

The Tecsun PL-360 is one of the smallest Si4734 DSP-chip Ultralights, with
a rather modest stock loopstick. It has fixed 3 kHz DSP selectivity, and
fully enabled soft mute-- similar to the Tecsun PL-300WT/ Grundig G8 models.
But is does one have one stellar quality that is unique among the DSP
Ultralights produced so far-- the loopstick is of a plug-in variety, using a
standard RCA phono plug. The owner can switch to an extremely sensitive 7.5"
Amidon loopstick within a couple of seconds, without doing any "surgery" to
the radio at all.

Today the first Amidon 7.5" plug-in loopstick for the PL-360 was created
here, and it transforms this modest radio into a extremely sensitive DX
chaser, fully equal to the E100 Sliders, 7.5" loopstick PL-380's and other
DXing sensations. Both sensitivity and nulling ability are the equal of any
other modified Ultralight, and the fact that a user can obtain this massive AM
sensitivity boost without any modification to the radio is very exciting.
For domestic DXers who don't usually need 1 kHz DSP selectivity, this radio
may become a dream machine.

The stock 300 uh loopstick coil can easily be replaced with a plug-in
design of the user's choice, and besides the 450 uh type 61 7.5" loopstick model
shown, a medium-sized loopstick (on a different length of type 61 bar)
will shortly be tested out here. The plug-in loopsticks may well make this
model one of the most popular Ultralights for domestic DXers, and an ideal
platform for loopstick experimentation.

73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)

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