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! -
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> Hello All,
> When China's
Tecsun Company introduced their new PL-360 DSP model with the
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
> 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
> 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
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
> 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)