Do I have any chance here in San Diego to get that station on 1134? I have
a local 10kW on 1130 (KSDO) that's 6.33 miles away at a heading of 350.03°, so
that may pose a bit of a challenge. A few barefoot signal readings in 1kHz BW,
while facing KSDO's transmitter, are: 1130-1131=63dBu, 1132~50-54,
1133-1135~38-51, 1140~38-51, at which point the chatter starts to quiet down.
On 1141 it's 37-39dBu with some chatter but not nearly as much as on 1140, on
1142 there's little bits of chirps here and there at 37dBu, 1143 is fairly
quiet with about 35dBu.
Also what about the TPs on 747 and 774? I have a
local 50kW nighttime KFMB on 760 7.3 mi away, heading 320.65°, which is giving
me readings of 39dBu on those frequencies. I also have yet to log the TP on
594, thanks in part to 600 KOGO, whose 5kW IBOC signal, 7.72 mi @ hdg 249.21°,
Are there any TPs or TAs I should try for barefoot with the
somewhat high RF here? Before I got the PL-380 and was trying a couple other
radios, I remember I had the G8, and some of the local signals were indicating
upwards of 75-80dBu on their assigned frequencies. I kinda wish the PL-380
wasn't limited to indicating 63dBu, as I have several stations that indicate
--- In ultralightdx@...,
> Thanks Tony,
> Your 7.5"
plug-in loopstick package is traveling faster than expected,
considering that it's a weekend with NHL playoff distractions :-) A Monday
> arrival would be great.
> Yes, 1134-Croatia made a few
booming appearances even right here in western
> Washington last fall,
and it's too bad they cut their hours. On peak
> evenings they would
fade in around 5 PM here in October, and stick around until
8:30 PM. I was able to receive it barefoot on a stock PL-310 (the
only TA ever received barefoot here), and boost up its signal to a very
> healthy level with the 6' PVC tuned passive loop in the back
> Tony, I hope you will have as much fun with your 7.5"
plug-in loopstick as
> I've had making them (and sending them out).
There is something weirdly fun
> about boosting up the AM sensitivity
of this "Clark Kent" radio, and
> making it a super DX performer!
> 73, Gary
> In a message dated
5/15/2010 12:41:59 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
> Mine is sitting
in Mississauga Postal Centre (the other side of Toronto),
> where it
arrived at 3 am this morning, according to tracking. I am looking
forward to plugging it in when it finishes the final 65 miles of its
journey Gary, possibly as early as Monday as it is through Customs already. I
> also warming up a few of my classic Sonys --- like the 2010 ---
> to have time to play with this little beauty on other, less
> circuits. No doubt I will have to prod it to resonate it
off the 360. Now if only
> 1134 Croatia hadn't chopped their evening
hours a couple of months ago ---
> I was hearing that barefoot nightly
on the PL380 not so vry long ago ...
> Your efforts, and
contribution to the hobby, is very much appreciated by
> me, and all
others whose opposing thumbs are opposed mostly (it seems) to
work Gary, and I thank you on behalf of Klutzes everywhere!
Tony (VE3NO) ComputerViz, NYAA Starfest On-Line
> Now spending the BBQ Season channelling the Inner Carbon of Cows...
> From: "D1028Gary@..."
> To: ultralightdx@...
Sent: Sat, May 15, 2010 3:12:29 PM
> Subject: [ultralightdx] Tecsun
PL-360 7.5" Plug-in Loopstick Project Update
> Thanks to Richard and Kevin for their initial DXing
reports on these
> PL-360 7.5" upgrade loopsticks. The concept of
plugging in a highly sensitive
> loopstick to this DSP model appears to
be very popular, and serious orders hav
> e been placed with Amidon (and
other suppliers) to keep up with the demand.
Loopsticks have already been shipped to Richard, Kevin, Tony, Greg,
and Barry. Phil's package will go out today, and John's should go out
Monday. Many more loopsticks are currently being constructed for deserving
> and the "mini-factory" here should be in operation for at
> month. Those DXers who have expressed interest in the
loopsticks may receive
> them a little sooner than expected, due to
improvements in the construction
> Since the
project offers a rare opportunity for non-technical DXers to
a huge AM (or LW) sensitivity boost without any radio modification,
these 7.5" plug-in loopsticks are being offered at cost only, with charges
> only for material and shipping ($31 total, for North American DXers).
> over 20 orders already, however, a maximum of 25 loopsticks for
> project is planned, to provide time for other upcoming
hobby and family
> Initial work has also
started on a new project to modify Tecsun PL-380
> units (with their
awesome 1 kHz DSP selectivity) to accept these 7.5" plug-in
loopsticks, designed for the PL-360. The electrical modification is very
> simple, and only a few more mechanical refinements in the design will
> necessary. Those who have purchased these monster plug-in
loopsticks for the
> PL-360 may have yet another transoceanic
DX-chasing option, just in time for
> the Fall TA and TP-chasing season
> 73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA,