PL-360 Plug-in Loopstick Mini-Factory Booked Up

Gary DeBock

Hello All,
When China's Tecsun Company introduced their new PL-360 DSP model with the plug-in loopstick design, it seemed like a good idea to create a few 7.5" plug-in loopsticks for non-technical DXers to enjoy, without the need to perform any radio "surgery" or cabinet disassembly. This has proven true in a major way, with 25 DXers now having placed orders for the custom loopsticks. It has been a lot of fun to design these antennas, construct them and send them out, and I hope that all of you receiving them will have as much fun as I have had in this project!
After all the current 25 orders are shipped out, serious work will begin on refining LW-optimized 7.5" plug-in loopsticks for the PL-360 (using the same mechanical design system), and modifying the PL-380 model to accept these plug-in loopsticks. Those who have purchased these PL-360 7.5" loopsticks should find them ideal for transforming the PL-380 into a very effective DX chaser, once the plug-in design modification is developed and installed. The combination of a very sensitive 7.5" loopstick and the PL-380's 1 kHz DSP selectivity should provide excellent chances for Ultralight TA and TP chasers on both coasts, and even well inland.
Thanks again to all the many DXers who have made this such a fun and successful project, and best wishes for great DX to you all.
73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA) 

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