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Re: Radio choices

Russ Edmunds <wb2bjh@...>
 

I wouldn't be concerned about the overseas sellers necessarily. I recently purchased a PL-310 from eBay seller 'it.box' in Hong Kong and had it in less than 2 weeks, and at a good price.

Russ Edmunds
15 mi NNW of Philadelphia
Grid FN20id

FM: Yamaha T-80 & Onkyo T-450RDS w/ APS9B @15'; Grundig G8; Tecsun P310
AM:  Modified Sony ICF 2010's barefoot


--- On Sat, 8/13/11, cfa@... wrote:

From: cfa@... <cfa@...>
Subject: [ultralightdx] Radio choices
To: "UltralightDX"
Date: Saturday, August 13, 2011, 1:47 PM

 

I'm getting ready to buy a new radio, and I'm leaning towards the
Tecsun units. I thought I might get a PL-380, since it's gotten good
reviews and can be bought from a US-based seller. I've seen comments,
though, that the PL-310 is the most sensitive. It's only sold by
overseas distributors.

Obviously I want digital readout. I also want max sensitivity and
selectivity. Short wave is good, but not absolutely required.

Comments? Better brands/models?

Ken


Re: Radio choices

Ken Kizer
 

Dave writes...

The 380 does not have an input for FM antenna whereas the 310 does as well
as the dual speaker / stereo version the 390, which also has a larger
telescopic whip antenna so better for FM. The am internal; 'coil' is also
bigger I read

So I would personally go for the PL-390 which I would have done but when I
bought my 310 it was not available !

I would not worry about ordering from ebay if you can wait a week or
two...this is currently the best price for the PL-390 stereo version, go for
it :)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TECSUN-New-PL390-PLL-World-Band-w-Dual-Speaker-Radio-/370453400601?pt=Shortwave_Radios&hash=item5640be4c19

Dave
UK
Thank you. that's the kind of information I'm seeking. I didn't
mention DSP, but that looks like it offers mostly better reception.

And I'm interested in granular observations. Most of the Tecsuns, for
instance, offer just about all the options, aside from mp3 recording.

So, the 390 is currently around the top of the list...

On 13 August 2011 18:47, <cfa@alt.net> wrote:

**


I'm getting ready to buy a new radio, and I'm leaning towards the
Tecsun units. I thought I might get a PL-380, since it's gotten good
reviews and can be bought from a US-based seller. I've seen comments,
though, that the PL-310 is the most sensitive. It's only sold by
overseas distributors.

Obviously I want digital readout. I also want max sensitivity and
selectivity. Short wave is good, but not absolutely required.

Comments? Better brands/models?

Ken


Re: Radio choices

dave_m1ctk
 

The 380 does not have an input for FM antenna whereas the 310 does as well as the dual speaker / stereo version the 390, which also has a larger telescopic whip antenna so better for FM. The am internal; 'coil' is also bigger I read

So I would personally go for the PL-390 which I would have done but when I bought my 310 it was not available !

I would not worry about ordering from ebay if you can wait a week or two...this is currently the best price for the PL-390 stereo version, go for it :)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TECSUN-New-PL390-PLL-World-Band-w-Dual-Speaker-Radio-/370453400601?pt=Shortwave_Radios&hash=item5640be4c19

Dave
UK


On 13 August 2011 18:47, <cfa@...> wrote:
 

I'm getting ready to buy a new radio, and I'm leaning towards the
Tecsun units. I thought I might get a PL-380, since it's gotten good
reviews and can be bought from a US-based seller. I've seen comments,
though, that the PL-310 is the most sensitive. It's only sold by
overseas distributors.

Obviously I want digital readout. I also want max sensitivity and
selectivity. Short wave is good, but not absolutely required.

Comments? Better brands/models?

Ken



Re: Radio choices

Michael <michael.setaazul@...>
 

Im impressed with the PL-380.
A directly wired-in external ferrite rod and
selectable bandwidth make my PL-380
a strong contender. Of course, with a big
loop or FSL it performs even better.

Michael UK

----- Original Message -----
From: <cfa@alt.net>
To: "UltralightDX" <ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: 13 August 2011 18:47
Subject: [ultralightdx] Radio choices


I'm getting ready to buy a new radio, and I'm leaning towards the
Tecsun units. I thought I might get a PL-380, since it's gotten good
reviews and can be bought from a US-based seller. I've seen comments,
though, that the PL-310 is the most sensitive. It's only sold by
overseas distributors.

Obviously I want digital readout. I also want max sensitivity and
selectivity. Short wave is good, but not absolutely required.

Comments? Better brands/models?

Ken


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Re: Radio choices

maurits van driessche <mauritsvandriessche@...>
 

Hi  Ken ,there is now a dealer on Ebay.de in  Germany  ,I think he sells five models, also the PL-380 
73,
Maurits Van Driessche
Belgium 
 
 
 

----- Original Message -----
From: cfa@...
Sent: Saturday, August 13, 2011 7:47 PM
Subject: [ultralightdx] Radio choices

 

I'm getting ready to buy a new radio, and I'm leaning towards the
Tecsun units. I thought I might get a PL-380, since it's gotten good
reviews and can be bought from a US-based seller. I've seen comments,
though, that the PL-310 is the most sensitive. It's only sold by
overseas distributors.

Obviously I want digital readout. I also want max sensitivity and
selectivity. Short wave is good, but not absolutely required.

Comments? Better brands/models?

Ken


Radio choices

Ken Kizer
 

I'm getting ready to buy a new radio, and I'm leaning towards the
Tecsun units. I thought I might get a PL-380, since it's gotten good
reviews and can be bought from a US-based seller. I've seen comments,
though, that the PL-310 is the most sensitive. It's only sold by
overseas distributors.

Obviously I want digital readout. I also want max sensitivity and
selectivity. Short wave is good, but not absolutely required.

Comments? Better brands/models?

Ken


Oregon Beach Trip

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,

The new Longwave and Media Wave FSL's will get another ocean beach test
for the next three days in Cannon Beach, about 2 hours west of Portland
(and about 90 miles north of Lincoln City). South Pacific propagation
last month at Lincoln City was up and down like a roller coaster, so
hopefully things will smooth out this time. Ultralight radios and
compact FSL's seem to be a winning combination, with the potential to
greatly transform the chase of long-range DX from very tight spaces.

Communication may be slow during this period, but if any Oregon DXers
wish to stop by, we plan to stay at the Tolowanna Inn. Thanks to Norm
Clark for his information on Oregon Sate parks (and highway
information), and thanks also to Steve, Don and Mike for their recent
reports on Pacific-area NDB-DX, used to compile a "Wish List." Such
assistance is very helpful, when pushing your DXing luck at 0500 local
time on a high cliff overlooking the surf.

73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock


Non-ULR log (not yet)

patrice.privat
 

hello

2 from thursday night with the Icom R75 "heavy" with ALA1530 loop indoors.

630 Tunis in Arabic

783 ORTAS Tartus,Syria
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8tOfu03NMg

cheers de Pat in France


SONY ICF-S22 FM/AM pocket portable- first impression-FARMERIK

Rik
 

I bought this from the UK for about $30 including S&H to the USA. It is smaller than a PL-310, but larger than a Walkman Radio.
It seems to get plenty of AM stations, I am hearing all the regulars barefoot well into the Midwest from Connecticut on the East Coast after dark, and it is Mid Summer. The audio is pretty good for a speaker about 2 inches in diameter. It is powered by 2 AA cells. The LED signal strength indicator does brighten and peak when you tune correctly OR turn the radio toward a station In fact full brightness occurs only within a few degrees, so the peaks are very directional. It is completely free of whines and whistles. It tunes and acts so much like the larger SONY ICF-304 that I suspect they might have the same radio circuit inside. The larger set is not as directional, and has slightly better sound from about a 2.5 inch speaker. - FARMERIK


The next wave of radios coming from Tecsun?

Kevin Schanilec
 

Hi all:

Per a post on Herculodge, Tecsun is apparently getting ready for the next batch of radios, and is apparently focusing on even better quality control.

One sneak peek is this PL-505:
http://bbs.tecsun.com.cn/up_fls/201181015342372991.jpg
I note that it has LW. Given the 5XX product name, my guess is that it will be a larger than the Ultralight classification will allow (although I hope I'm wrong...). In any event, it's good to see that Tecsun is continuing to design and build new models, and I hope more are on the way!

Kevin S
Bainbridge Island, WA


Quantum Loop for sale

neilkj6fba <kj6fba@...>
 

I received my Ham radio license last year and have been enjoying operating on both VHF and UHF. I am ready to take my General Class license and will be ordering an expensive HF transceiver. As a result I need to sell some of my MW Dxing equipment.

I am offering my Quantum Pro II Plus antenna for sale. For info about this excellent antenna go to their website "dxtools.com" This antenna sells for $239 plus shipping. Read some of the reviews of this antenna on the web - just google "quantum loop reviews". It operates on a 9V battery or an included D-Cell battery pack. AC adapters are readily available

Best offer over $160 by August 20th gets the antenna which is in MINT condition. No scratches or dings, perfect working order. My e-bay user name is "neilbell" and my feedback is 100% positive. I accept paypal or USPS Money Orders and I will pay the shipping and insurance charges to any USA address.

Please contact me e-mail and NOT on the list.

Neil Bell
KJ6FBA


J & J Waterproof 2" Tape Solutions

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,

Thanks to Ultralight radio DXers Dave and Barry, who both have let me
know of solutions to my shortage of Johnson and Johnson 2" wide
waterproof tape (used for making Ultralight radio 7.5" loopsticks of
all varieties).

Production of the tape has indeed been discontinued by the manufacturer
(as well as production of their other sizes of waterproof medical
tape), but Dave was kind enough to track down a generous supply of the
J & J waterproof 3" wide tape (which of course is a direct
replacement), and purchase it on the spot. Barry was kind enough to let
me know of some extra rolls of the 2" wide tape that are still in his
possession, which is also (like Dave's discovery) of sufficient
quantity to make hot-rodded Ultralight loopsticks well into the next
century.

Because of the generous efforts of both of these gentlemen, it does
appear that this temporary issue will be solved, and that production of
both the 7.5" MW and LW loopsticks will resume shortly. Thanks to all
who have investigated various obscure web sites in attempting to track
down this discontinued material-- your efforts are greatly appreciated!

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


Re: Sangean SR-35 ULR

Tom Welch
 

The 1st review on Amazon was very
positive.

Tom Welch
Mesa, AZ USA


Re: : Affordable FSL - J&J tape substitute

jerry_popiel
 

Some other 2 inch tapes on Internet & ebay:

Kendall wet-Pruf Waterproof tape 2 inches by 10 yards - BUT back order only, and Gaffers 3VCC Premium Vinyl Tape 2 inch or more, but I'm not sure if this is as good as the unavailable 2 inch J & J Tape. As Gary suggests I will try the 1 inch J & J adhesive tape for now when my 7.5 inch Ferrite Rod arrives. Hope this helps.

Jerry

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "Michael" <michael.setaazul@...> wrote:

Following the J&J tape exchanges, I realise it must have
specific properties that other tapes do not have. I assumed
standard ducting tape as available in the UK could be used,
but the thread suggests otherwise. What are the critical
properties required - and what would "just about do" as a
substitute?

As posted, I hope to acquire a pile of redundant hotel-room
clock radios for their short ferrites, so hope to collect all the
items I will need in time for my basic FSL winter project.

Michael UK


Re: : Affordable FSL - J&J tape substitute

Michael <michael.setaazul@...>
 

Following the J&J tape exchanges, I realise it must have
specific properties that other tapes do not have. I assumed
standard ducting tape as available in the UK could be used,
but the thread suggests otherwise. What are the critical
properties required - and what would "just about do" as a
substitute?

As posted, I hope to acquire a pile of redundant hotel-room
clock radios for their short ferrites, so hope to collect all the
items I will need in time for my basic FSL winter project.

Michael UK


New Catch Tonight!

kitsaplorax
 

Using the crate loop with my PL-660, I was able to dig KTNN 660 out from under the 660 Calgary News station that dominates that frequency.

Not much of an achievement to receive a 50 kilowatt blowtorch? Here it is. I've never been able to hear anything under or around the Calgary station until tonight @ 10 PM PDT with the crate loop.

I should be able to pick up a patch cord this weekend so I can record my catches.

73 and blue skies!

Gordon Cooper
KE7RYM
Bremerton WA


Re: Affordable (?) 7" Diameter FSL Design

w4asz@bellsouth.net
 

Gary -

What tape would Ernst Alexanderson have used ? :)

73,

Steve

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

Hi Steve,

Thanks for your suggested replacements for the J & J 2" Waterproof tape
(and thanks to all who have researched possible sources for the
original tape).

Some web sites show the J & J 2" tape as available, but when an order
is placed (or a call is made) they admit that none of it is really in
stock. The tape was used in all 7.5" loopsticks (MW and LW, plug-in,
fixed and Slider) made here during the past 3 years, and is the solid
white tape used as a thin coil form in between the Litz wire coils and
the ferrite bar. The J & J 1" tape can be substituted in MW loopsticks
and in all FSL's, but the 2" tape is much more convenient for the 7.5"
LW loopsticks of all types. I still have enough of the J & J 2" tape to
make about 5 more LW loopsticks, but then I'll need to switch to some
other type (it's a matter of building a test loopstick with it, then
checking its performance against a J & J taped loopstick).

73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)

-----Original Message-----
From: stevew4asz <w4asz@...>
To: ultralightdx <ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wed, Aug 10, 2011 6:22 pm
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: Affordable (?) 7" Diameter FSL Design

 
Make that McKesson Medi-Pak tape. I assume these are similar. Any good
EMT would know.

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "stevew4asz" w4asz@
wrote:

I see Kendall Wet-Pruf and McKesson Redi-Pak tapes in two inch
width are available. They may be as good.

The mp3s are most interesting.

This is sufficiently insane that I may be along in a couple of
months.

Do continue, Sirs !

-Steve
W4ASZ
&gt; --- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, D1028Gary@ wrote:
&gt; > Hi Dave,

Unfortunately, the 2" J & J Waterproof tape seems to have
been
discontinued by the manufacturer, and I can't seem to find
any current
supplier on the Internet (if someone knows of a source,
please let me
know).
&gt; >
My original supply was in a 6-roll package from a medical
supply
company, which has now been almost exhausted. The J & J 1"
Waterproof
tape can be substituted for the 2" tape in most projects,
although in
the case of the 7.5" longwave loopsticks (with the long Litz
wire coil
running practically the entire length of the ferrite bar),
the 2"
waterproof tape is far preferable. If someone has an extra
roll (or
even partial roll) of the J & J 2" Waterproof tape available,
I'd sure
appreciate knowing about it (and feel free to name the
antenna
&gt; > hot-rodding project of your choice :-)

73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)

-----Original Message-----
From: ne558p <clackc@>
To: ultralightdx ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tue, Aug 9, 2011 11:31 pm
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: Affordable (?) 7" Diameter FSL
Design

 

&gt; > Hello Gary,

Where do you buy your 2" J & J Waterproof tape?

Thanks Dave
&gt; --- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, D1028Gary@ wrote:

Hello All,

For those who have been interested in the new FSL
antennas but not
so
interested in paying many hundreds of dollars to build
one, I have
designed a relatively economic model which has effective
DX
performance, but costs much less than the LW and MW
models
previously
made for the July DXpeditions (about $350 apiece). This
smaller
model
uses Russian surplus ferrite which can be purchased for
about $90
at
current prices (including shipping), and uses the most
effective
660/46
Litz wire. The cost to build this model (including a
very high
quality
8:1 vernier-drive variable capacitor from Crystal Radio
Supply) is
under $150, and it provides a very effective inductive
coupling
boost
to stock Ultralight radios (or any other portables) on
all
frequencies
from 470-1710 kHz.

This was the compact FSL model that hometown buddy Guy
Atkins
recently
took during his recent Oregon coast vacation, where he
managed to
receive several South Pacific 9-kHz split stations with
it (and a
barefoot PL-380). A new photo of this model (showing the
specifications, and relative size) is posted at
http://www.mediafire.com/i/?pmqoacoftqgkpi1
&gt; > >
Of course the concept of "affordable" means different
things to
different people, and it's well understood that with the
current
poor
economy, even the cost mentioned above will be out of
reach for
many
DXers. That's very regrettable, and I'm sorry about this
situation. The
FSL antennas really have the potential to revolutionize
portable
DXing,
however, and I wanted to design an effective FSL that
could be
built
for the absolute minimum cost (while still maintaining
the high
performance standards that DXers deserve). Depending on
the
interest in
this 7" model, I'll write up the full DIY procedures for
construction
sometime after the next short DXpedition trip to the
Oregon coast
(August 13-16).

73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
&gt; >


Ultralight Longwave DX-- New Alaskan NDB (RWO-394)

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,

Longwave conditions to Alaska seemed very good this early morning here
in Puyallup, finally providing the chance to log an Alaskan beacon that
was really booming in on the Oregon beach last month (with salt water
enhancement, of course).

While checking the band around 1140 UTC indoors on a "G-model" LW
loopstick PL-380 I noticed that the signal from the strongest Alaskan
beacon 233-ALJ on Johnstone Island was audible "barefoot," the first
time that has ever happened here in Puyallup. Setting up the 6.5"
Longwave FSL in the back yard I was able to receive a nice inductive
coupling boost on the NDB signal, giving it the best strength it's ever
had here in Puyallup
http://www.mediafire.com/?do9ndb6oi6d5bcv

Turning attention to 394 kHz, I started searching for the Kodiak Island
beacon that was so strong last month in Lincoln City, 394-RWO. This is
a very tough catch in Puyallup because of constant QRM from daytimer
396-PA in Everett (WA), occasional QRM from Canadian 394-DQ, and
guaranteed QRM from the Alaskan weather station on 393 khz. The Alaskan
weather station came up to a fair level at 1156, along with 396-PA and
a weak beacon underneath http://www.mediafire.com/?c150jbqlp96ax67 .
After checking the recording with sensitive headphones I was finally
able to confirm that the weak station under 396-PA was indeed 394-RWO
on Kodiak Island, for Alaskan Ultralight NDB #6 logged here in
Puyallup, and overall Ultralight NDB #147. Of course the Alaskan's
signal here in Puyallup was far weaker than the booming signal on the
Oregon beach last month http://www.mediafire.com/?3gzgasfwogoibax , but
we need to be thankful for any DX that we can get here in landlocked
Puyallup! Hawaiian 353-LLD was also noticed this morning, but at a
pretty mediocre level under semi-local 353-RNT.

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


Re: Steve R's advice on Loop antennas

Kevin Schanilec
 

Hi Gordon:

Glad the crate loop is doing so well. For the PL-660, I'm thinking that it should also be getting a significant boost: perhaps try backing off 8-10 inches from the loop? The bigger ferrite in the PL-660 might be interacting with the crate loop's coil and degrading things if too close.

Kevin S
Bainbridge Island, WA

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



--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "ginger_92@" <ginger_92@> wrote:

I would like to thank Steve R with all his advice helping me build my first air core loop. He helped me understand these little polyvaricon caps and how to use one for my first loop antenna. I must say, WOW, this loop really helps pull in some stations that were barely there before. Now I'm addicted and have ordered a 365pf cap from midnight science for my second loop, gonna stain and really make it nice.
Ginger OKC

I will second that. Prior to joining this group I had never built anything electronics successfully in my life. My (ivory colored plastic) air core crate loop with its 6:1 reduction drive air capacitor from Midnight Science is still "rough" but is providing an amazing boost in sensitivity and in nulling out the noise produced by the US West/Qwest phone box on the outside of my duplex. The files section of this group is a gold mine.

There are still some issues with hand capacitance (and a learning curve) to master on the crate loop, but for the very few dollars I have spent on this the results are impressive and encouraging.

FWIW, the crate loop does almost nothing for my PL660. The SRF-59 however is transformed into a dx beast that blows the doors off of my Alinco DX70. I've yet to try it with my RP2100, but have hopes for good results. I'll test it with my PL-360 as soon as it is located after a bout of zealous house cleaning.

There may be a FSL gracing my table this autumn!

73,

Gordon Cooper
KE7RYM
East Bremerton WA USA


Re: Affordable (?) 7" Diameter FSL Design

Gary DeBock
 

Hi Steve,

Thanks for your suggested replacements for the J & J 2" Waterproof tape
(and thanks to all who have researched possible sources for the
original tape).

Some web sites show the J & J 2" tape as available, but when an order
is placed (or a call is made) they admit that none of it is really in
stock. The tape was used in all 7.5" loopsticks (MW and LW, plug-in,
fixed and Slider) made here during the past 3 years, and is the solid
white tape used as a thin coil form in between the Litz wire coils and
the ferrite bar. The J & J 1" tape can be substituted in MW loopsticks
and in all FSL's, but the 2" tape is much more convenient for the 7.5"
LW loopsticks of all types. I still have enough of the J & J 2" tape to
make about 5 more LW loopsticks, but then I'll need to switch to some
other type (it's a matter of building a test loopstick with it, then
checking its performance against a J & J taped loopstick).

73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)

-----Original Message-----
From: stevew4asz <w4asz@bellsouth.net>
To: ultralightdx <ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wed, Aug 10, 2011 6:22 pm
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: Affordable (?) 7" Diameter FSL Design

 
Make that McKesson Medi-Pak tape. I assume these are similar. Any good
EMT would know.

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "stevew4asz" <w4asz@...>
wrote:

I see Kendall Wet-Pruf and McKesson Redi-Pak tapes in two inch
width are available. They may be as good.

The mp3s are most interesting.

This is sufficiently insane that I may be along in a couple of
months.

Do continue, Sirs !

-Steve
W4ASZ

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

Hi Dave,

Unfortunately, the 2" J & J Waterproof tape seems to have
been
discontinued by the manufacturer, and I can't seem to find
any current
supplier on the Internet (if someone knows of a source,
please let me
know).

My original supply was in a 6-roll package from a medical
supply
company, which has now been almost exhausted. The J & J 1"
Waterproof
tape can be substituted for the 2" tape in most projects,
although in
the case of the 7.5" longwave loopsticks (with the long Litz
wire coil
running practically the entire length of the ferrite bar),
the 2"
waterproof tape is far preferable. If someone has an extra
roll (or
even partial roll) of the J & J 2" Waterproof tape available,
I'd sure
appreciate knowing about it (and feel free to name the
antenna
hot-rodding project of your choice :-)

73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)

-----Original Message-----
From: ne558p <clackc@>
To: ultralightdx <ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tue, Aug 9, 2011 11:31 pm
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: Affordable (?) 7" Diameter FSL
Design

 
&gt; >

Hello Gary,

Where do you buy your 2" J & J Waterproof tape?

Thanks Dave

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

Hello All,

For those who have been interested in the new FSL
antennas but not
so
&gt; > interested in paying many hundreds of dollars to build
one, I have
designed a relatively economic model which has effective
DX
performance, but costs much less than the LW and MW
models
previously
made for the July DXpeditions (about $350 apiece). This
smaller
model
uses Russian surplus ferrite which can be purchased for
about $90
at
&gt; current prices (including shipping), and uses the most
effective
660/46
Litz wire. The cost to build this model (including a
very high
quality
8:1 vernier-drive variable capacitor from Crystal Radio
Supply) is
under $150, and it provides a very effective inductive
coupling
boost
&gt; to stock Ultralight radios (or any other portables) on
all
frequencies
from 470-1710 kHz.

This was the compact FSL model that hometown buddy Guy
Atkins
recently
took during his recent Oregon coast vacation, where he
managed to
receive several South Pacific 9-kHz split stations with
it (and a
barefoot PL-380). A new photo of this model (showing the
specifications, and relative size) is posted at
http://www.mediafire.com/i/?pmqoacoftqgkpi1
&gt;
Of course the concept of "affordable" means different
things to
different people, and it's well understood that with the
current
poor
economy, even the cost mentioned above will be out of
reach for
many
DXers. That's very regrettable, and I'm sorry about this
situation. The
&gt; > > FSL antennas really have the potential to revolutionize
portable
DXing,
however, and I wanted to design an effective FSL that
could be
built
for the absolute minimum cost (while still maintaining
the high
performance standards that DXers deserve). Depending on
the
interest in
&gt; > this 7" model, I'll write up the full DIY procedures for
construction
sometime after the next short DXpedition trip to the
Oregon coast
(August 13-16).

73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
&gt; > >

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