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Re: Earbuds

texnote
 

Sony MDR-EX81LP and Sennheiser CX300 are good choices.

Paul

--- In ultralightdx@..., "Dennis Gibson" <wb6tnb@...> wrote:

I'm looking for some earbuds to improve the intelligibility of the
E100. I want the kind that stays in your ear, not the kind that comes
with radios. I have lots of headphones but none of them really improve
the sound very much.

Someone on one of the radio lists who has a hearing disability
recommended one that look really good but a lot of the reviews on
Amazon said they are way too bassy. They were probably intended for
listening to music.

Any recommendations?


Earbuds

Dennis Gibson <wb6tnb@...>
 

I'm looking for some earbuds to improve the intelligibility of the
E100. I want the kind that stays in your ear, not the kind that comes
with radios. I have lots of headphones but none of them really improve
the sound very much.

Someone on one of the radio lists who has a hearing disability
recommended one that look really good but a lot of the reviews on
Amazon said they are way too bassy. They were probably intended for
listening to music.

Any recommendations?


Re: latest logs / 7000 miles on an SRF39fp

Paul Logan
 

Hi folks,

this is really getting out of hand -  Ive just logged the following on a 2 x 1 loop

AM 1620 Mar Del Plata Argentina, yl with id after om in talk, easy copy on an SRF 39FP. 7006 miles / 11276 km first heard around 23:30 utc.

I went out in my yard to see if I could catch it barefoot and it was barely audible but resting the Sony on the garden gate - all metal - brought it right in! I wont claim this one barefoot tonight but it'll go in the log sooner or later, its a clear freq here.

I agree with everyone else I dont think I've ever had so much fun BCB dx'ing ( well, apart from TA Fm in 2003)

I wonder what the rest of the DX community make of us lol.

To read some of the logs posted here, I mean they are world class, the radios might be small but the results are breathtaking.

I better go to bed I've been trying to nail that Argentine for the last couple of hours barefoot, dont think its happening tonight.

Paul Logan,
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e100 and batteries

Jim <banjojim@...>
 

sorta responding to 2 different posts, one i believe considering the
purchase of the e100, the other battery life.

i bought my e100 by mistake. i saw it in an electronics store in
ottawa, thought i'd read it had ssb, and was impressed by it's size and
looks, and bought it. i was disappointed that i was wrong about the
ssb, but still have been very happy with the radio. its a tight little
box. if it had ssb, it'd be near perfect in my book. its my travel
radio. (ok, one of..)

battery life seems good to me. i use name brand 2600mah rechargeables.
i've probably recharged them 4 times in the past year, but the way i
carry my radio in a bag, i sometimes turn off the key lock and have had
it on many times without knowing it. i have tried no-name nmh
rechargeables from ebay and haven't found any i'd buy again. i don't
like to equate dollars with quality but thus far it has been the case
with me.

jim n8rpi


Re: latest logs

Gary DeBock
 

Hi Allen, Rob and Paul,

I would have to agree with Allen that Ultralight radio has made
this year my most exciting DX season ever (and I've been at it since
1967). The chance to chase TP's with a superbly hot-rodded E100
(guided by a fanatically hot-rodded ICF-2010)is so much fun that it
should be illegal! Like Paul mentioned, pocket radio AM-DXing is
thrilling to the point of becoming addictive (in a positive sort of
way). I'm very happy that the phenomena has caught on like wildfire,
and that we are spreading excitement and enthusiasm throughout the AM-
DX community. Keep up the great work, guys!

73, Gary DeBock

--- In ultralightdx@..., Allen Willie <vo1_001_swl@...>
wrote:

Hi Everyone,
 
Rob and Paul,
 
Thanks for the comments on my latest logs. Yes it is quite a
problem to have,  trying to hear Jamaica  through Greenland's QRM. ha
ha ! .
 
 You know  , during most of my years back in Alberta I used to be
in awe of what the guys in this area or on Dxpedition  would be
hearing , and to now actually be living it . It doesn't get any
better !. With the turn in the solar cycle coming I hope that many of
you out there will be experiencing  the Trans-Atlantics  that I am
hearing here on a nightly basis.
 
As Rob Ross mentioned , about having  a blast just hearing what
others are logging  I agree fully!  
 
I know that I'm blessed to be in a prime DX location  here in
Newfoundland  but I receive just as much enjoyment from this amazing
ultralight  radio hobby when I hear folks hearing Croatia for the
first time , or logging their 500th station , or hearing our own
domestics from the other side of the ocean.
I don't think I've had as much fun and enjoyment as I have in my
40th year of Dxing this year with all of you and the architects who
began  this crazy ultralight radio phenomenon.
 
 
Regards to All
 
Allen Willie
St. John's, Newfoundland
 


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Reporting QTH

John H. Bryant <bjohnorcas@...>
 

As far as I'm concerned, this is strictly up to the individual DXer.  For instance, I decided years ago that I wasn't going to distinguish between my own personal records for Grayland and Orcas Island, as far as TPs were concerned.... and I haven't and don't plan to, EXCEPT where contests require the DXer to be in one location.  In a contest, it seems to me that one location means just that.... and one is competing with others, so fairness becomes a serious issue.

On the otherhand for the Ultralight "Stations Heard" award, I'm just keeping a list from my place in Oklahoma... and totally ignoring the 150 or so stations that I've logged from Washington state and Peru. 

On the Firsts and Records list, we do keep record of the actual location of the DXer for each different record.... So some of mine (a few) say "Orcas Island," while most clearly say "Grayland."  This is the same pattern that I've noticed with the other denizens of Grayland.

Seems to make` sense to me....

John B.


At 06:45 PM 10/6/2008 -0400, you wrote:

Hi Kevin and John,
 
     How about any loggings within 100 air miles of your home address may be claimed, for the Awards program? (then my Grayland loggings would qualify  :>)    Or maybe within 250 air miles within of home, for John ?  :>)
 
  73,  Gary
 
       




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Re: latest logs

Marshall Cubitt <marshallve3txt@...>
 

allan
I know what what you man about the thill of a new one
last fall i finlally logged VOWR on 800 while not ulr iit was great .
took 37 years to logg NLbcb station with VO call think there is only 3 that have VO call
 
marshall


--- On Tue, 10/7/08, Allen Willie wrote:
From: Allen Willie
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: latest logs
To: ultralightdx@...
Received: Tuesday, October 7, 2008, 1:44 PM

Hi Everyone,
 
Rob and Paul,
 
Thanks for the comments on my latest logs. Yes it is quite a problem to have,  trying to hear Jamaica  through Greenland's QRM. ha ha ! .
 
 You know  , during most of my years back in Alberta I used to be in awe of what the guys in this area or on Dxpedition  would be hearing , and to now actually be living it . It doesn't get any better !. With the turn in the solar cycle coming I hope that many of you out there will be experiencing  the Trans-Atlantics  that I am hearing here on a nightly basis.
 
As Rob Ross mentioned , about having  a blast just hearing what others are logging  I agree fully!  
 
I know that I'm blessed to be in a prime DX location  here in Newfoundland  but I receive just as much enjoyment from this amazing ultralight  radio hobby when I hear folks hearing Croatia for the first time , or logging their 500th station , or hearing our own domestics from the other side of the ocean.
I don't think I've had as much fun and enjoyment as I have in my 40th year of Dxing this year with all of you and the architects who began  this crazy ultralight radio phenomenon.
 
 
Regards to All
 
Allen Willie
St. John's, Newfoundland
 


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Re: latest logs

Allen Willie
 

Hi Everyone,
 
Rob and Paul,
 
Thanks for the comments on my latest logs. Yes it is quite a problem to have,  trying to hear Jamaica  through Greenland's QRM. ha ha ! .
 
 You know  , during most of my years back in Alberta I used to be in awe of what the guys in this area or on Dxpedition  would be hearing , and to now actually be living it . It doesn't get any better !. With the turn in the solar cycle coming I hope that many of you out there will be experiencing  the Trans-Atlantics  that I am hearing here on a nightly basis.
 
As Rob Ross mentioned , about having  a blast just hearing what others are logging  I agree fully!  
 
I know that I'm blessed to be in a prime DX location  here in Newfoundland  but I receive just as much enjoyment from this amazing ultralight  radio hobby when I hear folks hearing Croatia for the first time , or logging their 500th station , or hearing our own domestics from the other side of the ocean.
I don't think I've had as much fun and enjoyment as I have in my 40th year of Dxing this year with all of you and the architects who began  this crazy ultralight radio phenomenon.
 
 
Regards to All
 
Allen Willie
St. John's, Newfoundland
 


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Re: Rookie question on tuning steps

Nancy <naf1234@...>
 

Hi Steve:
This does help. I think I was getting confused between the barefoot
definition in the ultralite contest at dxer.com which doesn't appear
to allow a radio with shortwave capability vs. the typical barefoot
definition. Thanks.
Nancy

--- In ultralightdx@..., satya@... wrote:

Hi Nancy:

Yes, the Eton e100 is definitely an Ultralight. Despite the
pictures, it
does fit into one's shirt pocket, and the whip antenna for FM and
shortwave doesn't preclude it from being an UltraLight. I'm on the
Definitions Committee, and I recall that we looked closely at the e100's
size and features. It's amazing what they got into that little package!

By barefoot we mean nothing added to what came from the factory, so no
inductively-couple antenna (like a Terk or Select-A-Tenna), filter
replacement, or other modifications. You can align it to perform
properly
as-designed, but no change or addition of hardware is allowed to stay in
the Barefoot category.

Hope this helps - Kevin S
Bainbridge Island, WA

Is the eton e100 considered an ultralight in the barefoot class even
though it looks kind of big in the pictures and has an antenna?
Nancy


Re: logs

Paul Logan
 

Allen!

these logs are outrageous  - FROM THIS SIDE OF THE POND ! -

congrats on Jamaica ( I laughed at Robs "commiseration" on your qrm source on 720!)

a few new ones here in recent days but nothing too exotic,  conditions to the Americas from this end havnt been so good.

WIll post later when i get the list together.

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Lisnaskea, N. Ireland

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--- On Tue, 7/10/08, Allen Willie wrote:
From: Allen Willie
Subject: [ultralightdx] logs
To: ultralightdx@...
Date: Tuesday, 7 October, 2008, 3:15 PM

 
 
  Hi Guys,
 
A few new logs  over the last couple nights as follows:
 
 
1377 khz - 10/3/08   22:20 UTC - VOIRI Chahbahar, Iran w/ persian chants then into commentary (over France briefly) mentions of Iran ***NEW* on ULR and ovrall
 
1512 khz - 10/4/08   2:14 UTC - ERT Chania Greece/Crete w/ Greek commentary and vocals, musical selection"I Will Wait For You "  *** NEW *** on ULR and overall
 
1071 khz - 10/7/08  00:09 UTC - IRIB Qom, Iran  w/ interview in farsi or persian , man talking about Iraq and Iran  ***NEW ***  on ULR and overall
 
 720 khz - 10/7/08  1:30 UTC  - RJR Kingston, Jamaica  w/ english commentary by man with accent , mentions of Jamaica; island type music mixing with Greenland  *** NEW COUNTRY** * and *NEW** on ULR and overall ( For the amount of times I've seen this logged by others, it's my first time ! )
 
 
73
Allen Willie
St. John's, Newfoundland
SRF-M37V barefoot


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Allen Willie has a BAD DAY......with GREENLAND Causing QRM to JAMAICA!!! AHHHAHA.....

robert ross
 

At 11:15 AM 10/7/2008, Allen Willie Wrote:



720 khz - 10/7/08 1:30 UTC - RJR Kingston, Jamaica w/ english
commentary by man with accent , mentions of Jamaica; island type music
mixing with Greenland *** NEW COUNTRY** * and *NEW** on ULR and overall
( For the amount of times I've seen this logged by others, it's my first
time ! )
73
Allen Willie
St. John's, Newfoundland
SRF-M37V barefoot

Allen...I feel really bad for you Pardner.......Getting Jamaica for a NEW
Country....and having that %$$#@! Pest GRENNLAND cause Interference to your
Reception!! HAHHAHAHAHHA....That's Great Allen...if only we all could be so
Unfortunate to have Greenland cause QRM to what we're trying to log!!
HAHHAHHA....That is so funny Allen!! You are one lucky boy ........or in
your case......."One Lucky B'y"

Keep logging 'em Allen...I'm having a Heck of a time trying to stay 1/2
step ahead of you and Paul Logan over in Ireland. I think it's just a
matter of time before you guys leave me and everyone else in the
Dust!!! I'm having more fun watching what you guys are hearing than I am
logging them myself!! This is just too much fun for one man to handle!!

73........ROB.


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Box 1003, Stn. B.
London, Ontario
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logs

Allen Willie
 

 
 
  Hi Guys,
 
A few new logs  over the last couple nights as follows:
 
 
1377 khz - 10/3/08   22:20 UTC - VOIRI Chahbahar, Iran w/ persian chants then into commentary (over France briefly) mentions of Iran ***NEW* on ULR and ovrall
 
1512 khz - 10/4/08   2:14 UTC - ERT Chania Greece/Crete w/ Greek commentary and vocals, musical selection"I Will Wait For You "  *** NEW *** on ULR and overall
 
1071 khz - 10/7/08  00:09 UTC - IRIB Qom, Iran  w/ interview in farsi or persian , man talking about Iraq and Iran  ***NEW ***  on ULR and overall
 
 720 khz - 10/7/08  1:30 UTC  - RJR Kingston, Jamaica  w/ english commentary by man with accent , mentions of Jamaica; island type music mixing with Greenland  *** NEW COUNTRY** * and *NEW** on ULR and overall ( For the amount of times I've seen this logged by others, it's my first time ! )
 
 
73
Allen Willie
St. John's, Newfoundland
SRF-M37V barefoot


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Outstanding TP Morning for Ultralights

Gary DeBock
 

Hello Guys,
 
     The October TP conditions at my modest location have been lackluster up until today, but this morning certainly was exciting.
 
     The modified E100 showed the very deep nulling capability of the new 7.5" Slider loopsticks by receiving CNR1-945 in the null of semi-local KJR-950, and an unID CC/KK station on 621 in the null of KPOJ-620.  The logging of CNR1-945 was TP #45 on this compact little DXing monster, most of which were received here in my salt water-free environment of Puyallup, WA.
 
     John Bryant, with the best possible luck, chose this day to begin his Grayland DXpedition.  .  No doubt we will hear more of his outstanding modified E100 loggings soon, especially with such a stellar DX morning.
 
     73,  Gary DeBock
 
 
(Modified E100:  7.5" Amidon Slider loopstick + Murata CFJ455K5 IF filter (photos on Ultralightdx)
Modified ICF-2010 Spotting receiver:  30" loopstick constructed of four 7.5" Amidon bars, with 40/44 Litz   




Two New Logs at Sunrise

John Cereghin <pastor@...>
 

Two good domestic catches this morning:

640 WNNZ Westfield MA, with local sports (Red Sox win last night to go
to the ALCS) and weather, "AM640 WNNZ" ID at 0630. UL station #342
and my 20th Massachusetts station overall.

980 WHAW Weston WV, with "American Bluegrass(?)" program at 0705,
"from the banks of the Ohio River". After several months of tracking
this one (which is always under WTEM in Washington), I think I finally
have enough to an ID. UL station #343.

John Cereghin
Smyrna DE


Re: Question on ETON E-100 Battery Life..........

Jay Heyl
 


Re: Question on ETON E-100 Battery Life..........

huelbe_garcia@fastimap.com <huelbe_garcia@...>
 

Hi,

mine seems OK with alkaline batteries. A month and half with same pack, using at least 15 min every day.

Alkalines, NiMH, Zinc-Carbon have different discharge curves.... perhaps changing battery type is a valid test.

Last week I bought a Canon digital camera[1] that uses two AA batteries. Its manual says at least three times battery contact cleaning is very important and responsible for good equipment operation. Seriously, this instruction ("clean the contacts") was so often in the manual it made me think "wow, this must be really important!". :)

Huelbe.

[1] It's an A710IS. Its macro (allows shoot very close objects, starting at 1centimeter) and manual focus are amazing! I haven't tried SMDs yet, but pixels from my LCD and CRT TV were easily captured.

>> I only use Cheap Bulk Batteries in the ULR's......but even at that
>> ......the E-100 is much worse at killing them than any of the other
>> ULR's......
>>
>>




Re: Question on ETON E-100 Battery Life..........

Mark <mark128.8@...>
 

Hi Rob

I'm still running off the "UltraLast" alkaline batteries that came with the
E-100 in mid-June. In an other group I subscribe to (Degen/Kaito 1103) there
has been a discussion on battery types. It seems that battery life varies
depending on the type of battery used. This includes different brands of
rechargeables and different brands of alkaline batteries. It would seem that
the circuitry itself has a preference! I would suggest that you experiment.

Mark


on 10/6/08 9:12 PM, Robert Ross at va3sw@... wrote:

Hey Guys:

Has anyone else noticed that the battery life on the ETON-100 is pretty
useless???? I have 5 Different ULR's with Multiples of Most Model...and
both of my E-100's eat batteries like they are going outta style!! Even if
I don't use the radio.......just put the batteries in...and leave it sit
for a week...they go DEAD!! The Sony's go forever......the T615 not as long
as the 39 or 59. But this Dang E-100 is making me poor!!! I only use Cheap
Bulk Batteries in the ULR's......but even at that ......the E-100 is much
worse at killing them than any of the other ULR's......

Has anyone else noticed this phenomena ???? or is it just my Cheap
Batteries?? I can leave Batteries in the Sony's for Months...and they keep
on tickin'....not the E-100!!!

73......ROB.

Robert S. Ross VA3SW
Box 1003, Stn. B.
London, Ontario
CANADA N6A5K1

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Re: Question on ETON E-100 Battery Life..........

satya@...
 

Hey Rob:

My e100 is very gentle on batteries (I use alkalines) - not sure exactly
how many hours per batch, but I can certainly leave it lying around for
several weeks if I'm not using it much. Wonder if it's your batteries or
something internal that's draining them?

Kevin S
Bainbridge Island, WA

Hey Guys:

Has anyone else noticed that the battery life on the ETON-100 is pretty
useless???? I have 5 Different ULR's with Multiples of Most Model...and
both of my E-100's eat batteries like they are going outta style!! Even if
I don't use the radio.......just put the batteries in...and leave it sit
for a week...they go DEAD!! The Sony's go forever......the T615 not as
long
as the 39 or 59. But this Dang E-100 is making me poor!!! I only use Cheap
Bulk Batteries in the ULR's......but even at that ......the E-100 is much
worse at killing them than any of the other ULR's......

Has anyone else noticed this phenomena ???? or is it just my Cheap
Batteries?? I can leave Batteries in the Sony's for Months...and they keep
on tickin'....not the E-100!!!

73......ROB.

Robert S. Ross VA3SW
Box 1003, Stn. B.
London, Ontario
CANADA N6A5K1

Antique/Vintage Radio Enthusiast
Amateur Radio Stations VA3SW/VE3JFC

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Question on ETON E-100 Battery Life..........

robert ross
 

Hey Guys:

Has anyone else noticed that the battery life on the ETON-100 is pretty
useless???? I have 5 Different ULR's with Multiples of Most Model...and
both of my E-100's eat batteries like they are going outta style!! Even if
I don't use the radio.......just put the batteries in...and leave it sit
for a week...they go DEAD!! The Sony's go forever......the T615 not as long
as the 39 or 59. But this Dang E-100 is making me poor!!! I only use Cheap
Bulk Batteries in the ULR's......but even at that ......the E-100 is much
worse at killing them than any of the other ULR's......

Has anyone else noticed this phenomena ???? or is it just my Cheap
Batteries?? I can leave Batteries in the Sony's for Months...and they keep
on tickin'....not the E-100!!!

73......ROB.

Robert S. Ross VA3SW
Box 1003, Stn. B.
London, Ontario
CANADA N6A5K1

Antique/Vintage Radio Enthusiast
Amateur Radio Stations VA3SW/VE3JFC

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Changing the Tuning Steps from 10 kHz to 9 Khz on DT-400W

Steve Ponder N5WBI <n5wbi@...>
 

Here's how to change the MW tuning steps on the Sangean DT-400W from 10
kHz to 9 kHz (straight from the operating guide) ...

To change the AM tuning step from 10 kHz to 9 kHz, proceed as follows:
1. Press Tuning Down button and hold meanwhile press the Power button
and hold.
2. Until the display shows SEP 9 then shows 522.
3. The AM frequency step is 9kHz now.

To change the AM tuning step from 9 kHz to 10 kHz, proceed as follows,
1. Press Tuning UP button then Power button and hold meanwhile press the
Power button and hold.
2. Until the display shows SEP 10 then shows 520.
3. The AM frequency step is 10kHz now.

Pretty easy to do.

73 and Great DX,

Steve N5WBI
Houston TX