Re: DEGEN 'window' loop? - FARMERIK


Mine is clearly labeled MW, and has no switch at the loop like yours.

Another issue is all the 1/8th inch plugs on my TG 33 antenna are stereo, and may not connect well to mono 1/8th inch jacks. My SONY amplified antenna has 1/8th inch stereo jacks too, but the '7600 radio can shut off the amp. All the reel up antennas I have gotten with radios use 1/8th inch mono plugs.

I couldn't find a stereo 1/8th inch patch cord, so I tried connecting my loop for the TG 33 directly to the 1/8th inch antenna input jack on my PL-310 with a mono 1/8th to 1/8th cable. I think it disconnects the whip, but does not get any signal, so it could be the loop assembly which is defective.

I can't think of a radio I have here with an AM antenna input which is 1/8th inch, but a PL-360 is on its way. I could try the amp section on the TERK, and see if that part of my MW only TG 33 works.


--- In ultralightdx@..., Antonios Kekalos <akekalos@...> wrote:

Hanging from the bottom of the loop is a small, heart shaped device that has
the SW/MW switch, at least that's how it's configured on the one I just

On Tue, Apr 27, 2010 at 10:43 AM, farmerik <farmerik@...> wrote:

I didn't see a band switch in the Universal Radio diagram, but they might
have just used an old illustration. I wouldn't expect this extremely compact
for transport loop to be for DXing, but it might be handy to have. Folded up
it must be smaller than most ULR's. - FARMERIK

--- In ultralightdx@... <>,
Antonios Kekalos <akekalos@> wrote:

I recently purchased the KA33 from Universal Radio. Still playing with
but I have found that it does offer an improvement on SW using it with my
KA1103. I have not tried the antenna in the MW switch position yet. When
first connected everything as described on the back of the box I misread
diagram and thought I had a dead unit as I detected nothing at all, no
increase in signal strength, noise, anything. Reconfiguring it correctly
made a world of difference.

On Tue, Apr 27, 2010 at 9:01 AM, farmerik <farmerik@> wrote:

Very interesting Tao Qu. My antenna is labeled as a TG33 and Mediumwave
active loop, but the Universal Radio catalog describes the KA33 as
tuning AM
and SW 3.9 to 22 MHz. It only seems to have a single tuning control,
and no
band switch to select AM or SW, and with a gap from AM up to 3.9 MHz.
should have one or the other.

I really don't know what is going on here. - FARMERIK

--- In ultralightdx@... <><ultralightdx%>, "Tao
Qu" <tquchina@> wrote:

de31: sw only
tg33 / ka33: mw only
tg34 / de31ms: mw + sw


From: ultralightdx@... <><ultralightdx%>[mailto:
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Sent: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 11:54 AM
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Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: DEGEN 'window' loop? - FARMERIK

Universal still sells them as the Kaito 33. - FARMERIK

--- In ultralightdx@ <<>
<>, "farmerik" <farmerik@> wrote:

I thought Universal checked radios before shipping them out? The
came in a bubble pak, which you could tell if it had been opened
wonder if any of the ones shipped from China would have been checked.
must work, or no one would still sell them. - Rik

--- In ultralightdx@ <<>
<>, "dhsatyadhana" <satya@> wrote:

I bought one of the MW/SW models about a year or so ago from
Radio, and it didn't work at all. It may have been defective, since
have had luck with them. However, I just returned it and got my money
(less shipping, natch...), so I don't know how well they work from
experience. It's a neat idea at a great price point, though.

Kevin S
Bainbridge Island, WA

--- In ultralightdx@ <<>
<>, "farmerik" <farmerik@> wrote:

Several years ago I bought an AM only DEGEN folding loop travel
antenna. It seemed to do absolutely nothing other than light the LED
indicator when I turned it on, so I figured it was defective. A SW
version was also offered. I just noticed DEGEN is still selling this
antenna, but now one model covers AM and SW. Does anyone here have
if so how does it work? Radio Intel did a review of the SW version,
comparing it to the similar SONY 'window' amplified loop antenna.
It might be interesting on the PL-360, not for DXing per se,
portable for use on mountain top picnics. - FARMERIK

Tony, N4RNI
Traverse City, MI

Tony, N4RNI
Traverse City, MI

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