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Re: AM STEREO (cQuam) ultralights?

jimmyyearwood
 

Ya know if you ask me Sonny has never been able to make an FM receiver that was all that great. Their use of a loc/dx switch on just about all of their FM radios pretty much says it all.

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

None that is currently in production.

I've owned Sony SRF-A1, SRF-42, SRF-SX100RV; Sangean SR-66; Aiwa CR-D60
and CR-DS805. All are (well ... were) pocket-size AM stereo receivers.
None was particularly good for DX as the had wide filters and unremarkable
nulling capabilities. Also their FM performance was pretty poor.

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

I have a little Sony SRF-AX51V (imported from Japan) that I'm rather fond of (though it has an oddball 3/32" headphone jack) and another Japanese import labeled as "ANDO" SS-28 that will decode AM Stereo. Neither are exactly DX rigs, but they're about average in sensitivity and selectivity. Of course they do well with a loop, but what doesn't?
Knowing that it was never very popular so the portable equipment is kinda rare I can't help but be curios if there was or is more than these two models.
I don't think there is a pocketable AM IBOC (YUCK!) radio yet, or if there will ever be, but form what I hear some of the tuners will decode cQuam.

Does anyone know of other ultralight radios that are cQuam AM Stereo computable?


Re: AM STEREO (cQuam) ultralights?

jimmyyearwood
 

Unfortunately WSM pulled the plug on stereo a few years ago. I never was much of a country fan. but it was sad to see such a powerhouse station revert back to mono just the same.

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

I have a Radio Shack AM stereo tuner, so I pulled it out to see if any stations would illuminate the stereo indicator. WSM, WABC, WFAN, WCRN, and a Canadian station here in the East near 900 SEEMED to have stereo. Only WSM was playing music as I quickly checked last night. I don't have a stereo amp, so I don't know if it was actually stereo, or just lit the indicator. - FARMERIK


--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, Dave <amstereofan@> wrote:

No that's why I put the word ultralight in quotes, not really qualifies I
know

The A100 also catered for all the different am stereo standards like the
Harris and Kahn systems

So is that bad now barely any am stereo signals in the US ?? How many
stations left now does anyone know ??

I should have a loook at the amstereoradio yahoo group again I think !

On 14 December 2010 04:41, Mark Roberts <markrobt@> wrote:



I'm not sure the SRF-A100 would be considered "ultralight" due to its
length, but it was the best of the Sony AM stereo portables. It also
had switchable bandwidths on AM. As someone else posted in this
thread, the FM performance was (and is) awful, but the AM section is
quite sweet.

Audiocubes may still have the SRF-AX15 and the SRF-A300, but with a
near-total absence of AM stereo signals in the United States, it would
hardly seem to be worth it.


Re: AM STEREO (cQuam) ultralights?

jimmyyearwood
 

Sadly you can't run cQuam and IBOC at the same time, and mono station have to cut their audio back to 5KC. A lot of IBOC receivers will decode Quam, but most have narrow filters so their sound quality isn't up to the old standard.

If you have a nice wide receiver and tune in a station running IBOC instead of getting some nice treble response you'll hear the hash. Yes, they are actually interfering with their own signals as well as making their audio sound worse on both the analog form AND the far too compressed to sound decent digital form too. Go fugue.

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, Dave <amstereofan@...> wrote:

Of course given my nickname I am a huge fan of am stereo !

The only 'ultralight' I can think of and which I got off ebay a few years
ago is the Sony SRF-A100

Has'nt IBOC made in nessasary for any of the existing C-QUAM stations to
half their bandwidth ???


Re: AM STEREO (cQuam) ultralights?

jimmyyearwood
 

Forgot all about the SRF-42. I have one stashed away someplace that I really should dig out. I remember being quite thrilled that the local Rat Shack had such a thing available and that late in the game.

There are still a few left, but not nearly as many as their used to be. I'm lucky enough to have a station that's in range...a fairly good station at that (1130 WWBF), though it's a bit too repetitive.

http://www.radio-locator.com/info/WWBF-AM

http://www.wwbf.com/


Then there's what I think just may be that last "real" radio station in the US: 1630 KCJJ in Iowa City. I used to be able to pull them in at night as they were one of the first on the new "X-band" but sadly they are now blocked by another closer station that's in close to the same direction so I can't null it out.

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, Rick Robinson <w4dst@...> wrote:

Sony made several AM stereo Walkmans back in the 90s, the SRF-42 was the
most sought after by DXers IIRC. Here is a stereo AM page if anyone is
interested. Many different portable models are listed along with audio
quality receivers.

http://users.hfx.eastlink.ca/~amstereo/amstereo.htm

The JRC NRD-545 I owned would receive AM stereo but the problem was, and
this is 3 years ago, I could not find any station still broadcasting in
C-Quam. It is about as dead as dead can get. Let's hope AM IBOC has
the same fate.

Rick W4DST

On 12/13/2010 4:18 AM, jimmyyearwood wrote:
I have a little Sony SRF-AX51V (imported from Japan) that I'm rather fond of (though it has an oddball 3/32" headphone jack) and another Japanese import labeled as "ANDO" SS-28 that will decode AM Stereo. Neither are exactly DX rigs, but they're about average in sensitivity and selectivity. Of course they do well with a loop, but what doesn't?
Knowing that it was never very popular so the portable equipment is kinda rare I can't help but be curios if there was or is more than these two models.
I don't think there is a pocketable AM IBOC (YUCK!) radio yet, or if there will ever be, but form what I hear some of the tuners will decode cQuam.

Does anyone know of other ultralight radios that are cQuam AM Stereo computable?


Re: Best DSP`rig?

jimmyyearwood
 

Oh I don't mind not having a keypad at all.There's nothing wrong with a little good ol' turn-the-knob and spin-the-dial technology...something that's sorely lacking in this day and age. It just seems more...well..."radiolike" then mashing buttons.

Ya know with the bigger stuff I still find myself setting aside the Grundig G5 and or Sony 7600, ect. to reach for my old Panasonic RF-2200 or even a cheezy old Realistic DX-100 or old "mutiband" radio just because it's so fun to be able to simply dial things in.

Same thing with a good ol' transistor radios or an early "walkman" type. There's just so much fun to use.

I have a feeling the little '606 will be right up my ally. Thanks for the info. Looks like Joyce'll be getting another order soon.

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, dmccorm@... wrote:


Gary did an excellent review of these three stellar performers. Having
just purchased the PL-606 myself, I would go out on a thin limb and say
that if you can live without the keypad, get the PL-606. I think it's
the best of the three for local and DX AM signals. All three radios are
great, but I feel the 606 is a little better.

Regards,
Dave


Re: Best DSP`rig?

jimmyyearwood
 

Thanks for the info. What a well thought out and informative review too.

Looks like I'll be going with the '606...though I have to admit that the PL-390 is tempting. I can easy see the '606 finding a home in my pocket.

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, D1028Gary@... wrote:

Hi Jimmy,

The three currently most popular DSP Ultralights (Tecsun PL-310, PL-380 and
PL-606 models) were extensively compared on all four bands as part of the
new PL-606 review, which may provide useful information for your decision.
The 6-page review is posted at _http://www.mediafire.com/?gcu6zgyxb724cy2_
(http://www.mediafire.com/?gcu6zgyxb724cy2) , and is also posted in the
Ultralightdx and DXer.Ca file sections.

73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)


In a message dated 12/13/2010 12:48:22 A.M. Pacific Standard Time,
jimmyyearwood@... writes:




Looking to get into a new DSP radio Something that's sensitive and
selective on the MW/AM dial. Good FM is nice too, but were it not for trees I'd be
within eyesight (about 1/3 mile away) of a NASTY 100KW FM blowtorch that
slops over quite a bit of the dial on even my best radios. With most
stations it would probably be a bit of an issue, but you'd swear this one was
trying to transmit by using a coat hanger for an antenna. The good news is that
it's low on the dial (91.1) so it mostly messes with other church stations
that I wouldn't want to tune into anyway.

SW isn't too much of an issue. To me a SW radio without SSB capability is
kinda like going to the beach without going into the water..fun but kinda
pointless. I like to occasionally tune in WBCQ and to dial around to see
what's out there, but for the most part save the SWLing for a radio that'll
get more than just broadcast and the few hams that run AM.
I'm hoping for a day when there's something I can fit in my pocket that'll
do SSB too..though I'm fond of the little Grundig G6 it's just a little
too thick.

The only experience I've had with DSP rigs is a Degen DE1123 (a.k.a. Kaito
KA1123). It seems to perform ok in noisy (high r.f.i.) environments, but
other than that it's mediocre to say the lest. My old Rat Shack Realistic
"PortaVistion" 12-174 (Sangen DT-200V) and DT-200VX blow it away.

I was looking into the Kchibo D96L, but the off the wall battery is a bit
of a turn-off.

I'm also looking at perhaps Tecsun PL390 though I know it's not quite an
ultralight. If it's performance is better than the others I'd be willing to
overlook it's bigger size, though.

So what's my best bet for a DSP pocket radio that's good on AM/MW?


Re: ULR DX....UNID Classic Country Station on 1450 GraveYard ...................

ferrite61 <dxrx@...>
 

I googled both of your slogans-phrases and only one station got referenced... at the top of the list of both inquiries is WCON Cornelia, GA. I guess it would depend upon how the radio was aimed... it reads like your set was aimed more to the west than this station.

Paul S. in CT

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "Robert S.Ross VA3SW" <va3sw@...> wrote:

Hi Guys:

I did a little Sunset DXing tonight and have a Logging of a Classic
Country Station on 1450 Khz.............

The suspects I can see that would fit the bill are........

WNBY Newberry, Michigan...this is who I think it is......

WFTR Front Royal, Virginia

WREL Lexington, Virginia

WCOL in Cornelia, Georgia was disqualified as I checked their Live Feed
and it was not them.

I believe it may have been WNBY...but of course they don't have a Live
Feed, or much of a Webpage I could check.

I wonder if there is anyone near WNBY in Newberry, MICHIGAN that can
confirm the Quasi-ID heard several times as outlined in my Log below????

Radio Used..........SONY SRF-T615 ULR Barefoot
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

73....ROB VA3SW

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA

*******************************************************************************************
1450 UNID UNID Location Dec/19/10 1627-1637 EST EE FAIR
Classic Country Christmas Song 1627-30 EST. ID by Male DJ as "Continuous
Country Classics AM1450".
More Classic CW Music 1630-34 EST. Another ID as "The Home of Continuous
Country Classics AM1450".
Into Country Music by Don Williams..."I Believe in You". 1634-37 Fade.

ROSS, ONT.
********************************************************************************************


WVOC 560 Columbia, SC

Powell
 

I'm 50 miles from their transmitter site, and when on night pattern they are
unlistenable here ( yes I can sorta kinda hear them) but last night and tonight
they have been just DOMINANT. I am NW of the site and in a minor lobe. Bob
Smoak says he can barely hear them, so it appears they may be on night pattern
but maybe the pattern somehow got screwed up and I now have a najor lobe aimed
my way. I emailed the engineer that oversees all the stations. Check it out.


Powell




NNNN
POP email is powell at backroads DOT net


Re: Sony ICF-S10MK2, ICF-38

Powell
 

Richard is right on the target with his assessment of the 2 radios. For just
around $20 the ICF-38 is an excellent radio. It's not a world beater..... but
it works exceptionally well and a tuneable loop helps the radio also.


Powell



NNNN
POP email is powell at backroads DOT net


Sony ICF-S10MK2, ICF-38

lrdheat
 

Hi folks,

Decided to try the ICF-S10MK2, and ICF-38 (easily portable, but not ultralight). The S10MK2 is sensitive; daytime can hear (not a strong signal) KTRH Houston 310 miles ENE of Laredo. At night, I listened easily to KNX Los Angeles 1500 miles away, and KCBS San Francisco (1800 miles) on 740, in the null of KTRH Houston 740. In most situations, I could null the locals at night to hear stations 10 KHz away, and in one case, could hear an Austin station (220 miles) in the null on a local's frequency! In the daytime, it was more like 20 or 30 KHz away to null locals above about 1300 KHz on the dial. Didn't hear any mixing products on the dial. Nice crisp sound. Mono...either listen through one ear on a headphone, or get headphones that allow for mono. This set is rated to recieve only up to 1605 KHz, but my example reaches just beyond 1680! About $13 at K-Mart.

The ICF-38 is clearly more sensitive than the S10MK2 (bigger ferrite), is easier to fine tune, is more selective, has a volume control that is esaier to hit a medium volume level on, and is excellent (I'm impressed!) with regard to nulling. It has a high/low tone switch. No mixing products. I had a much easier time nulling our 1490 local to hear a signal on 1480 and 1500 than the S10MK2, and the null covered a greater portion of a 360 degree circle than the S10MK2. This set is also a mono set meaning the same as the S10MK2 when it comes to headphones. Just got this set today, so haven't tried daytime testing...I'm expecting diminished daytime selectivity above 1300 KHz with our locals on 1300,1340,1370,1410,1490,1550. I'll post on that on Tuesday. So far, pleasantly surprised for a $22 radio!

Heatwave


One New UL Log- WKCY 1300

John Cereghin <jcereghin@...>
 

Bit of a dry spell lately but bagged one new station for the UL log tonight:

1300 WKCY Harrisonburg VA, 1650, “Newstalk 1300 WKCY” quick upfade ID,
then gone, heard on the DT-400W barefoot.

UL log #753.


--
John Cereghin WDX3IAO  KB3LYP
Smyrna, Delaware
My radio page www.pilgrimway.org/dx
The Ultralight Scoreboard  www.pilgrimway.org/ulradio


Newfoundland Ultralight Trans-Atlantics Report December 20

Allen Willie
 

Greetings to All,

Another trek to Ladies Lookout on Signal Hill,Newfoundland completed today.

High winds kept this session limited to a half hour or so with one new one logged for the Ultralight and overall log. Time of session was 19:15 UT – 19:45 UT



684-SPAIN. RNE1 – Sevilla,Spain w/ woman in Spanish commentary
720-CYPRUS-BBC Relay Ladie's Mile w/ woman with News in Arabic, many BBC mentions **NEW** (Very Strong for a few minutes) ULR # 501 – Overall # 1425
855-SPAIN-R. Nacional,Murcia w/Spanish commentary by man
864-FRANCE-France Bleue Paris w/ French talk by man
882-ENGLAND-BBC Wales Washford w/ talk,commentary
909-ENGLAND-BBC 5 Live Moorside Edge w/talk
981-ALGERIA-Alger Chaine 2, Ouled Fayet w/ commentary by man
999-SPAIN-COPE Madrid w/ Spanish news
1008-CANARY ISLANDS-R. Punto w/ Spanish talk and music
1035-PORTUGAL-Star FM w/ pop songs ,Everly Brothers
1044-SPAIN-SER San Sebastian w/ commentary by woman in Spanish
1053-LIBYA-R. Jamahiriyah, Tripoli w/ Arabic talk (no England audible)
1098-SPAIN-R. Nacional 5 w/ Spanish lively talk
1116-SPAIN-SER Pontevedra w/ Spanish talk
1134-CROATIA-Hrvatske Radio Zadar w/Croatian talk by man (Vy Strong)
1152-SPAIN-R. Nacional 5 w/ Spanish talk by man
1314-SPAIN-R. Nacional 5 w/ Spanish talk by man
1377-FRANCE-France Info Lille w/ French news by woman
1404-FRANCE-France Info Brest w/ French talk
1413-SPAIN-R. Nacional 5 Jaen w/ Spanish news
1458-ALBANIA-China Radio Relay via Fllake w/ Chinese music
1476-SPAIN-Euskadi Irratia Biribilondo w/ Basque talk (Very Strong)
1521-SAUDI ARABIA-BSKSA Duba w/ Arabic talk
1602-SPAIN-Euskadi Irratia, R. Vittoria w/ Spanish commentary (Strong)

Receiver: SRF-M37V barefoot

Good Dx to All

Allen Willie
St. John's,Newfoundland


Re: White Noise PL 606

ef.johnson <ef.johnson@...>
 

Kevin,

You're right, using the Koss equalizer with the G6 introduced noise that was absent on the headphones alone. Also I had a pair of Radio Shack headphones with built in volume controls and tried those--problem solved- no white noise on the PL-606 at all. I don't think there is anything wrong with my PL 606, I just needed a better headphone. For example, WSM booming in tonight like a local, and no background noise with the Radio Shack headphones. Thanks, EF

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

I just got one of the Koss equalizers, and they too introduce white noise, in fact noticeably more than the radio. Again, the little headphone volume control on the output of the equalizer takes care of it. And yeah, shipping the PL-606 back to Joyce would probably cost quite a pretty penny.

I just tested my Tecsun DSP ULRs. The PL-300WT, PL-310, PL-380 and PL-390 all have about the same amount of the white noise at low volume levels, while the PL-360 has noticeably more (presumably because it has a somewhat lesser audio stage). I don't own the PL-606, so can't say where it falls in the pecking order, although I suspect strongly that it is like the PL-310 et al.

Using the headphone attenuator, all of them (the PL-360 included) needed about 75 ohms of attenuation before the white noise was basically gone. So, it is a cure-all from that perspective, and would be my recommendation rather than shipping the PL-606 back to Joyce.

Kevin



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

Thanks for the replies. Since we basically import these radios ourselves for 39.95 I don't know if an exchange is worth it, but I may e-mail Joyce and see. I do have one of the Koss headphone equalizers that I might try to see if it helps.

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, D1028Gary@ wrote:

<< Anyone else have this, or is this 606 just a bad example of the breed?
Hi EF,

My Tecsun PL-606 review unit doesn't have the white noise problem you
described. Even with very sensitive headphones plugged in, the volume control
can always reduce the audio level completely down to zero, on all bands.
None of the other PL-606 owners (three that I'm aware of) have reported the
problem, either. Sorry about the inconvenience, but even though Tecsun
generally has a good quality record, not every model comes out trouble-free from
the factory. You might consider asking for repair, or an exchange.

73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA)



In a message dated 12/19/2010 5:23:02 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,
ef.johnson@ writes:




Hi all,

I've had this receiver for a few days now, and am bothered by the white
noise in the background, it's especially noticeable when using headphones. I
would describe it as a steady rain sound that's always there, even on the
strong locals. If I turn the volume down to zero, it's still there. There's
nothing like this on my G6 or E-1, so it's not noise coming from in or
around the house. It's on all bands,all selectivity positions, and on the FM as
well. Anyone else have this, or is this 606 just a bad example of the
breed? All the functions work, I have it set for the 10 khz spacing, the
receiver seems to be as sensitive as the G6, but the white noise is distracting
to say the least. At this point, for general listening as well as a travel
radio the G6 wins hands down.

EF


Completion of 7.5" Longwave Plug-in Loopstick Experiments

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
Thanks to all who have expressed interest in the project to design and create sensitive 7.5" LW plug-in loopsticks for the Tecsun PL-360, and other Tecsun DSP models. Since most of the traditional LW-capable portables (ICF-2010, ICF-SW7600GR, PL-600 etc.) use a broad-banded loopstick design for the reception of both MW and LW signals, the chance to design a unique LW-optimized loopstick for the 153-279 kHz broadcast band (and NDB frequencies) was fascinating, and resulted in several loopstick models which should make the Tecsun DSP Ultralights quite serious LW-DX performers.
 
A new photo album has been uploaded to the Ultralightdx photo site showing several images of the experimentation, including the five LW loopstick models that were constructed on Type 33 ferrite bars, and compared using signal generator and live signal inputs (also pasted below, and posted at http://www.mediafire.com/i/?iv32u55b1ieyd5p ). Although the experimental details will be contained in an upcoming article, the two 1900 uh loopstick models were found to provide the best performance on the 153-279 kHz LW broadcast frequencies, while the two 1400 uh models were found to have a sensitivity edge on the higher NDB frequencies. Those DXers who have expressed interest an interest in ordering the LW plug-in loopsticks will have a choice of which style they prefer, and the first of the new LW loopsticks should be shipped out this week.. 
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
 
                                                                                
 
 


Newfoundland Ultralight Mini-Dxpedition @ Old Perlican,Newfoundland Dec 18-19

seta <michael.setaazul@...>
 

Sorry, forgot to confirm QTH : southwest coast of the UK
Michael

----- Original Message -----
From: "seta" <michael.setaazul@btopenworld.com>
To: <ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Monday, December 20, 2010 10:50 PM
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Newfoundland Ultralight Mini-Dxpedition @ Old Perlican,Newfoundland Dec 18-19


Strange propagation. A few days ago, I was looking for local weather on my SRF-59 at local daybreak
and happened on clear Newfoundland weather instead :-) Being a SRF-59, I am not sure of the frequency,
but reception was almost local in quality.

Michael


----- Original Message -----
From: "vo1_001_swl" <vo1_001_swl@yahoo.ca>
To: <ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Monday, December 20, 2010 10:33 PM
Subject: [ultralightdx] Newfoundland Ultralight Mini-Dxpedition @ Old Perlican,Newfoundland Dec 18-19


Hello To All,

This past weekend Dianne and I headed out to Old Perlican ,Newfoundland for a pre-Christmas get together with family where we
once again completed yet another mini-Dxpedition using the ultralight machines.

This time propagation was very similar to the last time we were out, in that Trans-Atlantics signals really didn't
materialize again and the night's activity quickly changed to chasing domestic DX.


Re: Newfoundland Ultralight Mini-Dxpedition @ Old Perlican,Newfoundland Dec 18-19

seta <michael.setaazul@...>
 

Strange propagation. A few days ago, I was looking for local weather on my SRF-59 at local daybreak
and happened on clear Newfoundland weather instead :-) Being a SRF-59, I am not sure of the frequency,
but reception was almost local in quality.

Michael

----- Original Message -----
From: "vo1_001_swl" <vo1_001_swl@yahoo.ca>
To: <ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Monday, December 20, 2010 10:33 PM
Subject: [ultralightdx] Newfoundland Ultralight Mini-Dxpedition @ Old Perlican,Newfoundland Dec 18-19


Hello To All,

This past weekend Dianne and I headed out to Old Perlican ,Newfoundland for a pre-Christmas get together with family where we
once again completed yet another mini-Dxpedition using the ultralight machines.

This time propagation was very similar to the last time we were out, in that Trans-Atlantics signals really didn't
materialize again and the night's activity quickly changed to chasing domestic DX.


Newfoundland Ultralight Mini-Dxpedition @ Old Perlican,Newfoundland Dec 18-19

Allen Willie
 

Hello To All,

This past weekend Dianne and I headed out to Old Perlican ,Newfoundland for a pre-Christmas get together with family where we once again completed yet another mini-Dxpedition using the ultralight machines.

This time propagation was very similar to the last time we were out, in that Trans-Atlantics signals really didn't materialize again and the night's activity quickly changed to chasing domestic DX.

Dianne added 7 new stations to her totals and I logged another 8 new ones plus one new state … Oklahoma. With the new additions to the log I finally reached the 500 stations heard mark on the ULR's


Here are the completed logs below of what was heard.


http://cangoose.freehostia.com/perlican2.htm




Receivers: SRF-M37V & SRF-39FP barefoot

Good DX

Allen Willie/Dianne Froude
St. John's,Newfoundland


Re: Roberts Sports 995 2-Band PLL Synthesised Personal Stereo Radio

Brian
 

Kevin,
         Thank you for the comments and comparison.
It was an emotive subject for me trying to get a DT-400W after joining the ultralightdx group
none of the companies I contacted in the US wanted to sell me one.
Their answers ranged from too expensive to ship to it will not work in the UK !!!!!
One Canadian company offered me one at $59 plus $79 shipping hi!
Eventually via the kindness of a group member I had one brought over by hand from the US.
Along the way Sangean HQ told me sadly they were not allowed to sell in Europe.
The whole business seemed an odd sales strategy, any way I got one in the end.
                                                     Regards,
                                                        72, Brian.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, December 20, 2010 4:33 PM
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: Roberts Sports 995 2-Band PLL Synthesised Personal Stereo Radio

 


Re: Roberts Sports 995 2-Band PLL Synthesised Personal Stereo Radio

Kevin Schanilec
 

Hi Brian:

It looks like the Sangean DT-250 is the Euro version of the DT400W:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/SANGEAN-SG0033-Sangean-DT-250-pocket/dp/B001F4ZWKS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1292862462&sr=1-1

It's silver rather than yellow, has no weather band, and presumably has full 520-1710 coverage when switched to 10 khz spacing.

Kevin

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

Peter,
I obviously somehow misinterpreted your comments regarding the Tecsun.
When I was trying to buy a Sangean DT-400W and contacted Roberts about their
equivalent model, they said they had never heard of Sangean thus could not offer
a comparison !!!!!
All a bit odd hi!
72, Brian.

----- Original Message -----
From: pe1etr
To: ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, December 20, 2010 11:41 AM
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: Roberts Sports 995 2-Band PLL Synthesised Personal Stereo Radio


Re: Roberts Sports 995 2-Band PLL Synthesised Personal Stereo Radio

seta <michael.setaazul@...>
 

This would be ideal fodder to leak to wicked leaks...

Michael

----- Original Message -----------------------------------------

From: "brian nsl" <brian.nsl@btinternet.com>

Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Re: Roberts Sports 995 2-Band PLL Synthesised Personal Stereo Radio


. . . . When I was trying to buy a Sangean DT-400W and contacted Roberts about their
equivalent model, they said they had never heard of Sangean thus could not offer
a comparison !!!!!
All a bit odd hi!
72, Brian.