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

Gary DeBock

Thanks Farmerik,
Your comments on the 7.5" plug-in loopstick are appreciated, and I'm really enjoying the entire project. Like you said, it's easy to take these antennas on a mountain top picnic, through an airport, or anywhere else.
It's true that the PL-360 is a pretty modest receiver, but these 7.5" loopsticks boost its AM reception up to a very respectable level. I can't wait to see how they perform in the PL-380, with its 1 kHz DSP filtering, and preferable soft mute threshold.
73, Gary  
In a message dated 5/17/2010 4:39:51 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, farmerik@... writes:


Thanks to you Gary, for putting in so many hours on this. It makes my pedestrian PL-360 hear far more signals, and is small enough to bring on a mountain top picnic without my wife even noticing it, until after we eat! - FARMERIK

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