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Re: Grundig G8 for $25 at National Geographic site

Russ Edmunds <wb2bjh@...>
 

I did the full magnification of the two photos, and the NG one matches my two units purchased in 2009 from RS. The Amazon pic indeed shows different labels.

Russ Edmunds
Blue Bell, PA ( 360' ASL )
[15 mi NNW of Philadelphia]
40:08:45N; 75:16:04W, Grid FN20id

FM: Yamaha T-80 & Onkyo T-450RDS w/ APS9B @15'
AM: Modified Sony ICF 2010 barefoot


--- On Sun, 7/11/10, cadcoast wrote:

From: cadcoast
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: Grundig G8 for $25 at National Geographic site
To: ultralightdx@...
Date: Sunday, July 11, 2010, 5:07 PM

 

I must agree with those who say the button labelings are different in the two photos. The NatGeo photo matches those in the ultralight file which were taken last year. It's quite possible that there is a "new" version of the G8, as Amazon and Universal are both big sellers. If so, that might explain the low price by NatGeo. Perhaps we should go to our local Radio Shack (another big seller) and see what they have.

Jim Z

--- In ultralightdx@..., Dan Ferguson wrote:
>
> I bought a Grundig G8 at Universal about a year ago. The buttons and
> labels on mine are the same as in the NatGeo picture. My display is also
> amber when backlit. The color of the case in the NatGeo picture appears
> to be gray, about the same as the Eton E1 or E5. Mine from Universal is
> black.
>
> Dan
>
>
>
> Dan Ferguson
> North American Shortwave Association: http://www.naswa.net
> Combined SWBC skeds spreadsheet - updated July 11 at 1900 GMT:
> http://www.hfskeds.com/skeds/
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/shortwave-radio
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Russ Edmunds wrote:
> >
> >
> > I cannot completely read the labels, but other than the amber
> > backlight being on in one pic and being off ( therefore it looks grey
> > ) in the other ( and comparing both to the one sitting right next to
> > me ) I don't see any differences.
> >
> > Russ Edmunds
> > Blue Bell, PA ( 360' ASL )
> > [15 mi NNW of Philadelphia]
> > 40:08:45N; 75:16:04W, Grid FN20id
> >
> > FM: Yamaha T-80 & Onkyo T-450RDS w/ APS9B @15'
> > AM: Modified Sony ICF 2010 barefoot
> >
> > --- On *Sun, 7/11/10, ppasteur //* wrote:
> >
> >
> > From: ppasteur
> > Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: Grundig G8 for $25 at National
> > Geographic site
> > To: ultralightdx@...
> > Date: Sunday, July 11, 2010, 1:06 PM
> >
> >
> >
> > That is what I was thinking too, caveat emptor.
> >
> > It is interesting, I looked at pictures on Amazon and Universal
> > radio and they don't match with the one at National Geographic.
> > Specifically the one at Nat Geo has no "lock" text in red under
> > the Snooze/Light button while the Universal/Amazon radio does..
> > Next buttons to the right the Nat geo unit has two arrows, one up,
> > one down with 9-10 khz under one and FM set under the other. The
> > corresponding buttons on the Universal/Amazon pictures are labled
> > Display and VF/VM. The next button to the right is AM/LW and the
> > next FM on the Nat Geo unit. These buttons have lines underneath
> > them connecting the button with ATS in the middle. The
> > corresponding buttons an the Universal/Amazon radio are SW, with
> > MB underneath it and FM/AM/LW with ATS underneath it.
> >
> > On the other side of the display under the power button the Nat
> > Geo radio has a buton labeled Display with a key under it and then
> > one labled VF/VM with the word Step under it.. The corresponding
> > buttons on the Universal/Amazon set have a down arrow and and up
> > arrow over each respectively with the word AUTO between the
> > arrows. As mentioned, in the pictures the display on the Nat Geo
> > unit looks almost orange. The Universal/amazon radio has an pale
> > green display.
> >
> > I have lots of radios, but this is a good deal and almost makes me
> > want to pick one up to try to duplicate Roys work. I just don't
> > want to get the wrong radio for that project.
> >
> > I wish I could attach the pictures.
> > Yahoo will probably butcher these, but they are links to zoomed
> > pictures of the two units that can be panned:
> >
> > <http://s7d2.scene7.com/is-viewers-3.9/flash/genericzoom.swf?serverUrl=http://s7d2.scene7.com/is/image/&contentRoot=http://s7d2.scene7.com/skins&image=NationalGeographic/1074854_IS&config=NationalGeographic/ImageSetConfigDefault09
> > <http://s7d2.scene7.com/is-viewers-3.9/flash/genericzoom.swf?serverUrl=http://s7d2.scene7.com/is/image/&contentRoot=http://s7d2.scene7.com/skins&image=NationalGeographic/1074854_IS&config=NationalGeographic/ImageSetConfigDefault09>>
> >
> > <http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/B001QTXKF6/ref=dp_otherviews_z_0?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&img=0
> > <http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/B001QTXKF6/ref=dp_otherviews_z_0?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&img=0>>
> >
> > Phil
> >
> > BTW, thanks for the response!
> >
> > > Phil, I just looked at my Grundig Traveller II G8 that I bought
> > from Eton directly and, for what it's worth, the buttons are the
> > same. The backlight on mine is sort of amber too.
> > >
> > > If you're not sure of what NatGeo is offering then "caveat emptor"
> > > Harold
> > >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>



Re: Grundig G8 for $25 at National Geographic site

cadcoast <jm392c@...>
 

I must agree with those who say the button labelings are different in the two photos. The NatGeo photo matches those in the ultralight file which were taken last year. It's quite possible that there is a "new" version of the G8, as Amazon and Universal are both big sellers. If so, that might explain the low price by NatGeo. Perhaps we should go to our local Radio Shack (another big seller) and see what they have.

Jim Z

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, Dan Ferguson <shortwave@...> wrote:

I bought a Grundig G8 at Universal about a year ago. The buttons and
labels on mine are the same as in the NatGeo picture. My display is also
amber when backlit. The color of the case in the NatGeo picture appears
to be gray, about the same as the Eton E1 or E5. Mine from Universal is
black.

Dan



Dan Ferguson
North American Shortwave Association: http://www.naswa.net
Combined SWBC skeds spreadsheet - updated July 11 at 1900 GMT:
http://www.hfskeds.com/skeds/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/shortwave-radio







Russ Edmunds wrote:


I cannot completely read the labels, but other than the amber
backlight being on in one pic and being off ( therefore it looks grey
) in the other ( and comparing both to the one sitting right next to
me ) I don't see any differences.

Russ Edmunds
Blue Bell, PA ( 360' ASL )
[15 mi NNW of Philadelphia]
40:08:45N; 75:16:04W, Grid FN20id
<wb2bjh@...>
FM: Yamaha T-80 & Onkyo T-450RDS w/ APS9B @15'
AM: Modified Sony ICF 2010 barefoot

--- On *Sun, 7/11/10, ppasteur /<ppasteur@...>/* wrote:


From: ppasteur <ppasteur@...>
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: Grundig G8 for $25 at National
Geographic site
To: ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com
Date: Sunday, July 11, 2010, 1:06 PM



That is what I was thinking too, caveat emptor.

It is interesting, I looked at pictures on Amazon and Universal
radio and they don't match with the one at National Geographic.
Specifically the one at Nat Geo has no "lock" text in red under
the Snooze/Light button while the Universal/Amazon radio does..
Next buttons to the right the Nat geo unit has two arrows, one up,
one down with 9-10 khz under one and FM set under the other. The
corresponding buttons on the Universal/Amazon pictures are labled
Display and VF/VM. The next button to the right is AM/LW and the
next FM on the Nat Geo unit. These buttons have lines underneath
them connecting the button with ATS in the middle. The
corresponding buttons an the Universal/Amazon radio are SW, with
MB underneath it and FM/AM/LW with ATS underneath it.

On the other side of the display under the power button the Nat
Geo radio has a buton labeled Display with a key under it and then
one labled VF/VM with the word Step under it.. The corresponding
buttons on the Universal/Amazon set have a down arrow and and up
arrow over each respectively with the word AUTO between the
arrows. As mentioned, in the pictures the display on the Nat Geo
unit looks almost orange. The Universal/amazon radio has an pale
green display.

I have lots of radios, but this is a good deal and almost makes me
want to pick one up to try to duplicate Roys work. I just don't
want to get the wrong radio for that project.

I wish I could attach the pictures.
Yahoo will probably butcher these, but they are links to zoomed
pictures of the two units that can be panned:

<http://s7d2.scene7.com/is-viewers-3.9/flash/genericzoom.swf?serverUrl=http://s7d2.scene7.com/is/image/&contentRoot=http://s7d2.scene7.com/skins&image=NationalGeographic/1074854_IS&config=NationalGeographic/ImageSetConfigDefault09
<http://s7d2.scene7.com/is-viewers-3.9/flash/genericzoom.swf?serverUrl=http://s7d2.scene7.com/is/image/&contentRoot=http://s7d2.scene7.com/skins&image=NationalGeographic/1074854_IS&config=NationalGeographic/ImageSetConfigDefault09>>

<http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/B001QTXKF6/ref=dp_otherviews_z_0?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&img=0
<http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/B001QTXKF6/ref=dp_otherviews_z_0?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&img=0>>

Phil

BTW, thanks for the response!

> Phil, I just looked at my Grundig Traveller II G8 that I bought
from Eton directly and, for what it's worth, the buttons are the
same. The backlight on mine is sort of amber too.
>
> If you're not sure of what NatGeo is offering then "caveat emptor"
> Harold
>







Re: Grundig G8 for $25 at National Geographic site

 

I bought a Grundig G8 at Universal about a year ago. The buttons and labels on mine are the same as in the NatGeo picture. My display is also amber when backlit. The color of the case in the NatGeo picture appears to be gray, about the same as the Eton E1 or E5. Mine from Universal is black.

Dan



Dan Ferguson
North American Shortwave Association: http://www.naswa.net
Combined SWBC skeds spreadsheet - updated July 11 at 1900 GMT:
http://www.hfskeds.com/skeds/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/shortwave-radio







Russ Edmunds wrote:



I cannot completely read the labels, but other than the amber backlight being on in one pic and being off ( therefore it looks grey ) in the other ( and comparing both to the one sitting right next to me ) I don't see any differences.

Russ Edmunds
Blue Bell, PA ( 360' ASL )
[15 mi NNW of Philadelphia]
40:08:45N; 75:16:04W, Grid FN20id
<wb2bjh@yahoo.com>
FM: Yamaha T-80 & Onkyo T-450RDS w/ APS9B @15'
AM: Modified Sony ICF 2010 barefoot

--- On *Sun, 7/11/10, ppasteur /<ppasteur@q.com>/* wrote:


From: ppasteur <ppasteur@q.com>
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: Grundig G8 for $25 at National
Geographic site
To: ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com
Date: Sunday, July 11, 2010, 1:06 PM


That is what I was thinking too, caveat emptor.

It is interesting, I looked at pictures on Amazon and Universal
radio and they don't match with the one at National Geographic.
Specifically the one at Nat Geo has no "lock" text in red under
the Snooze/Light button while the Universal/Amazon radio does..
Next buttons to the right the Nat geo unit has two arrows, one up,
one down with 9-10 khz under one and FM set under the other. The
corresponding buttons on the Universal/Amazon pictures are labled
Display and VF/VM. The next button to the right is AM/LW and the
next FM on the Nat Geo unit. These buttons have lines underneath
them connecting the button with ATS in the middle. The
corresponding buttons an the Universal/Amazon radio are SW, with
MB underneath it and FM/AM/LW with ATS underneath it.

On the other side of the display under the power button the Nat
Geo radio has a buton labeled Display with a key under it and then
one labled VF/VM with the word Step under it.. The corresponding
buttons on the Universal/Amazon set have a down arrow and and up
arrow over each respectively with the word AUTO between the
arrows. As mentioned, in the pictures the display on the Nat Geo
unit looks almost orange. The Universal/amazon radio has an pale
green display.

I have lots of radios, but this is a good deal and almost makes me
want to pick one up to try to duplicate Roys work. I just don't
want to get the wrong radio for that project.

I wish I could attach the pictures.
Yahoo will probably butcher these, but they are links to zoomed
pictures of the two units that can be panned:

<http://s7d2.scene7.com/is-viewers-3.9/flash/genericzoom.swf?serverUrl=http://s7d2.scene7.com/is/image/&contentRoot=http://s7d2.scene7.com/skins&image=NationalGeographic/1074854_IS&config=NationalGeographic/ImageSetConfigDefault09
<http://s7d2.scene7.com/is-viewers-3.9/flash/genericzoom.swf?serverUrl=http://s7d2.scene7.com/is/image/&contentRoot=http://s7d2.scene7.com/skins&image=NationalGeographic/1074854_IS&config=NationalGeographic/ImageSetConfigDefault09>>

<http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/B001QTXKF6/ref=dp_otherviews_z_0?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&img=0
<http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/B001QTXKF6/ref=dp_otherviews_z_0?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&img=0>>

Phil

BTW, thanks for the response!

> Phil, I just looked at my Grundig Traveller II G8 that I bought
from Eton directly and, for what it's worth, the buttons are the
same. The backlight on mine is sort of amber too.
>
> If you're not sure of what NatGeo is offering then "caveat emptor"
> Harold
>






Re: Grundig G8 for $25 at National Geographic site

Phil Pasteur
 

Thanks for your input. I had to use the zoom and pan features on both sites to read the labeling. I feel fairly confident that the National Geographic radio matches up with the one in Gary's review of the G8 and the one on the Eton web site advertised as being the current G8. I am not sure what the pictures on Amazon and Universal Radio are taken of, but clearly though the button layout is the same, the functions for the buttons is significantly different. Just out of curiousity now, if anyone can tell me what Radio the Amazon picture and the one on Universal under G8, show... I would be interested.

Sorry to take up the bandwidth on this, but I wanted to be sure before I bought the radio as being a current G8 model, just to be disappointed (such things have happened to me before).

Again thanks to those that responded!

Phil

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, Russ Edmunds <wb2bjh@...> wrote:

I cannot completely read the labels, but other than the amber backlight being on in one pic and being off ( therefore it looks grey ) in the other ( and comparing both to the one sitting right next to me ) I don't see any differences.

Yahoo will probably butcher these, but they are links to zoomed pictures of the two units that can be panned:



<http://s7d2.scene7.com/is-viewers-3.9/flash/genericzoom.swf?serverUrl=http://s7d2.scene7.com/is/image/&contentRoot=http://s7d2.scene7.com/skins&image=NationalGeographic/1074854_IS&config=NationalGeographic/ImageSetConfigDefault09>



<http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/B001QTXKF6/ref=dp_otherviews_z_0?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&img=0>



Phil



BTW, thanks for the response!



Phil, I just looked at my Grundig Traveller II G8 that I bought from Eton directly and, for what it's worth, the buttons are the same. The backlight on mine is sort of amber too.
If you're not sure of what NatGeo is offering then "caveat emptor"
Harold


DXing With A New Rig

Kirk <kirk74601@...>
 

Greetings everyone.
Last week my Eton E-100 Slider met with an unfortunate fall down a flight of stairs. the antenna didn't survive the fall, but the radio is still operable. Anyway, after telling Gary DeBock about the accident, he came to the rescue with a new (to me) Slider rig complete with another E-100 modified with the narrow bandwidth Murata filter. Last night I played around with it for the first time and already logged one new station with it!

1390, KJAM, Madison, SD, 0900 UTC, 7/11/10, faded up for a few minutes with oldies mx like Stevie Wonder. ID at the TOH. QRM from co-channel stations including an UNID XE station. Sta #672.

Thanks, Gary!

Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK


Re: Where's Jim (KR1S) ?

keith beesley
 

I found Jim's website, or tree of websites. Don't know if it's appropriate to link to it here, but anyone interested can find it by googling his name. There's a blog post there about birding, dated 7/9/2010, so apparently he's still on this mortal coil. I hope he will stop by sometime and let us know all is well.

73,

Keith B.

--- On Sun, 7/11/10, Rick Robinson <w4dst@arrl.net> wrote:

From: Rick Robinson <w4dst@arrl.net>
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: Where's Jim (KR1S) ?
To: ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com
Date: Sunday, July 11, 2010, 9:11 AM
Jim mentioned to me off list several
weeks ago that he was having
surgery coming up like I was.  I had hand surgery last
week but he never
mentioned his date or the type he was having.  He
hasn't posted to the
list since 5/18 and like the rest of the group I hope he is
doing well. 
His posts regarding his DXing and antenna experiments were
always very
interesting.

I also would like to apologize for a posting  I made
last week during
the fog of pain killers.  After reading it, I realize
I shouldn't have
sent it.

Rick W4DST


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Re: Grundig G8 for $25 at National Geographic site

Russ Edmunds <wb2bjh@...>
 

I cannot completely read the labels, but other than the amber backlight being on in one pic and being off ( therefore it looks grey ) in the other ( and comparing both to the one sitting right next to me ) I don't see any differences.

Russ Edmunds
Blue Bell, PA ( 360' ASL )
[15 mi NNW of Philadelphia]
40:08:45N; 75:16:04W, Grid FN20id

FM: Yamaha T-80 & Onkyo T-450RDS w/ APS9B @15'
AM: Modified Sony ICF 2010 barefoot


--- On Sun, 7/11/10, ppasteur wrote:

From: ppasteur
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: Grundig G8 for $25 at National Geographic site
To: ultralightdx@...
Date: Sunday, July 11, 2010, 1:06 PM

 

That is what I was thinking too, caveat emptor.

It is interesting, I looked at pictures on Amazon and Universal radio and they don't match with the one at National Geographic. Specifically the one at Nat Geo has no "lock" text in red under the Snooze/Light button while the Universal/Amazon radio does.. Next buttons to the right the Nat geo unit has two arrows, one up, one down with 9-10 khz under one and FM set under the other. The corresponding buttons on the Universal/Amazon pictures are labled Display and VF/VM. The next button to the right is AM/LW and the next FM on the Nat Geo unit. These buttons have lines underneath them connecting the button with ATS in the middle. The corresponding buttons an the Universal/Amazon radio are SW, with MB underneath it and FM/AM/LW with ATS underneath it.

On the other side of the display under the power button the Nat Geo radio has a buton labeled Display with a key under it and then one labled VF/VM with the word Step under it.. The corresponding buttons on the Universal/Amazon set have a down arrow and and up arrow over each respectively with the word AUTO between the arrows. As mentioned, in the pictures the display on the Nat Geo unit looks almost orange. The Universal/amazon radio has an pale green display.

I have lots of radios, but this is a good deal and almost makes me want to pick one up to try to duplicate Roys work. I just don't want to get the wrong radio for that project.

I wish I could attach the pictures.
Yahoo will probably butcher these, but they are links to zoomed pictures of the two units that can be panned:

<http://s7d2.scene7.com/is-viewers-3.9/flash/genericzoom.swf?serverUrl=http://s7d2.scene7.com/is/image/&contentRoot=http://s7d2.scene7.com/skins&image=NationalGeographic/1074854_IS&config=NationalGeographic/ImageSetConfigDefault09>

<http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/B001QTXKF6/ref=dp_otherviews_z_0?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&img=0>

Phil

BTW, thanks for the response!

> Phil, I just looked at my Grundig Traveller II G8 that I bought from Eton directly and, for what it's worth, the buttons are the same. The backlight on mine is sort of amber too.
>
> If you're not sure of what NatGeo is offering then "caveat emptor"
> Harold
>



Re: Grundig G8 for $25 at National Geographic site

Phil Pasteur
 

That is what I was thinking too, caveat emptor.

It is interesting, I looked at pictures on Amazon and Universal radio and they don't match with the one at National Geographic. Specifically the one at Nat Geo has no "lock" text in red under the Snooze/Light button while the Universal/Amazon radio does.. Next buttons to the right the Nat geo unit has two arrows, one up, one down with 9-10 khz under one and FM set under the other. The corresponding buttons on the Universal/Amazon pictures are labled Display and VF/VM. The next button to the right is AM/LW and the next FM on the Nat Geo unit. These buttons have lines underneath them connecting the button with ATS in the middle. The corresponding buttons an the Universal/Amazon radio are SW, with MB underneath it and FM/AM/LW with ATS underneath it.

On the other side of the display under the power button the Nat Geo radio has a buton labeled Display with a key under it and then one labled VF/VM with the word Step under it.. The corresponding buttons on the Universal/Amazon set have a down arrow and and up arrow over each respectively with the word AUTO between the arrows. As mentioned, in the pictures the display on the Nat Geo unit looks almost orange. The Universal/amazon radio has an pale green display.

I have lots of radios, but this is a good deal and almost makes me want to pick one up to try to duplicate Roys work. I just don't want to get the wrong radio for that project.

I wish I could attach the pictures.
Yahoo will probably butcher these, but they are links to zoomed pictures of the two units that can be panned:

<http://s7d2.scene7.com/is-viewers-3.9/flash/genericzoom.swf?serverUrl=http://s7d2.scene7.com/is/image/&contentRoot=http://s7d2.scene7.com/skins&image=NationalGeographic/1074854_IS&config=NationalGeographic/ImageSetConfigDefault09>

<http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/B001QTXKF6/ref=dp_otherviews_z_0?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&img=0>



Phil

BTW, thanks for the response!

Phil, I just looked at my Grundig Traveller II G8 that I bought from Eton directly and, for what it's worth, the buttons are the same. The backlight on mine is sort of amber too.

If you're not sure of what NatGeo is offering then "caveat emptor"
Harold


Re: Grundig G8 for $25 at National Geographic site

Harold
 

Phil, I just looked at my Grundig Traveller II G8 that I bought from Eton directly and, for what it's worth, the buttons are the same. The backlight on mine is sort of amber too.

If you're not sure of what NatGeo is offering then "caveat emptor"
Harold

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "ppasteur" <ppasteur@...> wrote:

I am curious. Taking a close look at the radio at the above link I notice tha the buttons are marked differently than the pictures that I found of the G8 Traveller II. The dial backlight is a different color as well. Would this be the Tecsun version of the radio or did they have a traveller I perhaps. It does look very similar, but different enough that I though I would ask those that have the current G8 model.

Phil

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "surveyor6180" <hmgaffney@> wrote:

Here's the link.
I paid $50 for mine and I like it.
For $25 it's a good deal.

http://shop.nationalgeographic.com/ngs/product/sale/gear-and-gadgets/traveler-shortwave-radio


Re: Where's Jim (KR1S) ?

Rick Robinson <w4dst@...>
 

Jim mentioned to me off list several weeks ago that he was having surgery coming up like I was. I had hand surgery last week but he never mentioned his date or the type he was having. He hasn't posted to the list since 5/18 and like the rest of the group I hope he is doing well. His posts regarding his DXing and antenna experiments were always very interesting.

I also would like to apologize for a posting I made last week during the fog of pain killers. After reading it, I realize I shouldn't have sent it.

Rick W4DST


Re: Grundig G8 for $25 at National Geographic site

Phil Pasteur
 

I am curious. Taking a close look at the radio at the above link I notice tha the buttons are marked differently than the pictures that I found of the G8 Traveller II. The dial backlight is a different color as well. Would this be the Tecsun version of the radio or did they have a traveller I perhaps. It does look very similar, but different enough that I though I would ask those that have the current G8 model.

Phil

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "surveyor6180" <hmgaffney@...> wrote:

Here's the link.
I paid $50 for mine and I like it.
For $25 it's a good deal.

http://shop.nationalgeographic.com/ngs/product/sale/gear-and-gadgets/traveler-shortwave-radio


Re: Grundig G8 for $25 at National Geographic site

Harold
 

Your welcome. By the way the G8 has great battery life.

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "farmerik" <farmerik@...> wrote:

Thanks! - I sent that link to my brothers and sisters, some of which listen to weak FM stations, or have some interest in having a SW radio. The G8 would be pretty good for them, and for $25, they won't find anything cheaper that does so well. - FARMERIK



--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "surveyor6180" <hmgaffney@> wrote:

Here's the link.
I paid $50 for mine and I like it.
For $25 it's a good deal.

http://shop.nationalgeographic.com/ngs/product/sale/gear-and-gadgets/traveler-shortwave-radio


Re: Where's Jim (KR1S) ?

Nick Hall-Patch
 

I'm sorry to bring this up again, but I too had been corresponding with Jim, concerning getting his Hoop Loop information out beyond this group. In fact, I see that I'd been in touch pretty much right up to Bill's query a few weeks ago, then, silence.

So, to repeat the question, anyone know what's happened to Jim? Hope he's just taking an isolated vacation...

Thanks.

best wishes,

Nick

************************

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "Bill" <radioexray@...> wrote:

Had a few exchanges with him several weeks ago and he alluded to some pending health issues. My last couple of emails have gone unanswered?

Has anybody been in contact with him? Is he doing ok?

-Bill WX4A


Re: Grundig G8 for $25 at National Geographic site

Rik
 

Thanks! - I sent that link to my brothers and sisters, some of which listen to weak FM stations, or have some interest in having a SW radio. The G8 would be pretty good for them, and for $25, they won't find anything cheaper that does so well. - FARMERIK

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "surveyor6180" <hmgaffney@...> wrote:

Here's the link.
I paid $50 for mine and I like it.
For $25 it's a good deal.

http://shop.nationalgeographic.com/ngs/product/sale/gear-and-gadgets/traveler-shortwave-radio


Grundig G8 for $25 at National Geographic site

Harold
 

Here's the link.
I paid $50 for mine and I like it.
For $25 it's a good deal.

http://shop.nationalgeographic.com/ngs/product/sale/gear-and-gadgets/traveler-shortwave-radio


Re: Radio Shack AM/FM Catalog #12-586

Antonios Kekalos <akekalos@...>
 

Granted my initial comparison was very "unprofessional and non-technical" just going by what I heard. Still a good deal for the money, I think.

Tony


On Sat, Jul 10, 2010 at 8:54 AM, m_a_schuster <schuster@...> wrote:
 

Looks to be more in the league of the Sony ICF-S10. Both have speaker and telescopic antenna which the SRF-59 does not; further, the SRF-59 is based on Sony's custom CXA1129N (receiveron a chip) which is, in large part, responsible for its great performance. AFAIK none of the "speaker radios" has this circuit.



--- In ultralightdx@..., Antonios Kekalos wrote:
>
> For those that might be interested, just picked subject radio up at Radio
> Shack for $14. Initial comparison with my SRF-59 looks like it's very close
> in performance. Another inexpensive toy to play with.
>
> --
> Tony, N4RNI
> Traverse City, MI
> EN74dq
> FISTS #14949, SWLR-RN072
>
> I'm apathetic, but I don't care
>




--
Tony, N4RNI
Traverse City, MI
EN74dq
FISTS #14949, SWLR-RN072

I'm apathetic, but I don't care



MI LOG - FM

wa8lcz
 

5JUL2010 MON

6JUL2010 TUE
105.7 WMJI CLEVELAND OH CLASSIC HITS MAGIC 0740EDT 16KW 94 MI (OH13)
**** RCVD OFF END OF LOOP

7JUL2010 WEN

8JUL2010 THU
92.1 CKPC BRANTFORD ONT ADULT THE JEWEL 0943EDT 80KW 143 MI (ONT25)

9JUL2010 FRI

10JUL2010 SAT
88.1 WSDP CANTON MI THE ESCAPE 0749EDT 200W 31 MI (MI42)
89.7 WOSU COLUMBUS OH NPR CLASSICAL 0919EDT 20K 176 MI (OH14)
93.5 WRQN BOWLING GREEN OH CLASSIC HITS 0937EDT 7KW 87 MI (OH15)



BYRON WA8LCZ NR DETROIT MI

TOTALS: 84, MI 42,OH 13,NC 1,PA 1,ONTARIO 25,TX01,NM01
RCVRS: SONY MHC-C33, ETON E10
ANTS: 16 FT LOOP 1.5 WAVELENGTHS ROTATABLE


Congratulations to Richard Bradley- Ten States Heard on Barefoot ULR's

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
Richard Bradley of Methuen, MA has proven that DX does exist in the dog days of summer, qualifying for the Ten US States Heard Award Certificate in the barefoot ULR class. At a time when most of us are doing our best to chase FM-DX, enjoy vacations or stay cool, Richard deserves congratulations for earning the very first ULR Award Certificate issued during this month of July.
 
Rob Ross and I take great pleasure in awarding Richard his first Award Certificate, and wish him the best of DXing success as the AM band improves dramatically later this year!
 
73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
 
An extensive group of awards certificates is available from the Ultralight MW DXing Awards Committee. Each recipient receives a digital file which may be used for electronic display or is suitable for framing when printed at 8 12" x 11" on good quality paper. Information on the Awards Program and the simple application procedures are found in the Downloads>Ultralight Files>General Information area of dxer.ca and our own file area here at ultralightdx. Applications go directly to Rob Ross com
   


Re: Radio Shack AM/FM Catalog #12-586

m_a_schuster
 

Looks to be more in the league of the Sony ICF-S10. Both have speaker and telescopic antenna which the SRF-59 does not; further, the SRF-59 is based on Sony's custom CXA1129N (receiveron a chip) which is, in large part, responsible for its great performance. AFAIK none of the "speaker radios" has this circuit.

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

For those that might be interested, just picked subject radio up at Radio
Shack for $14. Initial comparison with my SRF-59 looks like it's very close
in performance. Another inexpensive toy to play with.

--
Tony, N4RNI
Traverse City, MI
EN74dq
FISTS #14949, SWLR-RN072

I'm apathetic, but I don't care


Re: LF Hoop Loop built

Steve Ratzlaff <steveratz@...>
 

Hi Farmerik,
Not much chance of an article with pictures from me, but Jim Kearman's webpage has a good article about the MW version, maybe some info on the LW version too.
I could supply a transformer for both MW and/or LW versions, contact me for details if interested. However, either would be for a specific 23 inch diameter loop wound with 5 spaced turns, as that's what I'm using. The transformers are specific to the particular loop size and turns in order to resonate over the same tuning range.
73,
Steve
NE Oregon

----- Original Message -----
From: "farmerik" <farmerik@cox.net>
To: <ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Friday, July 09, 2010 2:07 PM
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: LF Hoop Loop built


Any chance you will write this up as an article with pictures? How about custom winding a transformer? - FARMERIK



--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "Steve Ratzlaff" <steveratz@...> wrote:

I built an LF version of the Hoop Loop today. I started with a larger FT140-61 toroid and after I got that working I wound a second transformer on a smaller FT114-61. There's quite a size and especially weight difference between them. The larger one had quite a bit of unwound core left; the smaller one is filled about 3/4, and the smaller one is easier to work with due to less size and weight. About 16 feet of wire is needed for the secondary, and use of a homemade wooden bobbin makes winding manageable, though not exactly fun.
A daytime check outside pulled in 9 NDBs, the most I've ever received during daytime on a portable radio with internal or small external loop antenna. I'll try it at night, and expect reception to be much better.
I used the same 23" diameter loop with 5 spaced turns as before when I wound the AMBC transformer. The secondary winding has 180 turns of #30 enamel wire on the smaller FT114-61 core with 14 centertapped turns for the primary. Tuning range is 165-810 kHz and loop and transformer together measure about 1750 uH on the aade.com LC meter.
73,
Steve
NE Oregon



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