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Sunrise DX

Kirk
 

Two new stations to report from my SR DXing session. Tnx to a tip from my neighbor, Richard Allen, these two stations were logged even though neither of them was what I was trying to hear. That's cool though, it still gives me two more targets to try for on that same channel! Tnx, Richard!  Logged both these new stations on the T-615/SAT.  I also have an interesting UNID sta posted after these first two loggings:

920, KVIN, Ceres, CA, 1115 UTC, 9/3/11, some totally unexpected IDs and ads were heard 3 different times. I honestly couldn't follow their pgm content. On Topaz they're listed as carrying an adult stnds format.. QRM from one UNID EE Sta, KYFR (IA), KVEL (UT) and one UNID SS sta w/ religious pgm'g. ULR Sta #791-

920, XEQD, Chihuahua, CH, 1200 UTC, 9/3/11, Two XEs here playing the NA near the TOH. Despite their slogans that mention "Radio Noticias", they were playing mostly playing back to back pop mx songs, many of which were old US/British pops from the 1970s. I hrd a full "XEQD de Radio Noticias" ID right after their NA.  Also noted a ment of "Radio Noticias en Cadena." Sta #792  LAm Sta #162-

1110, UNID, 1215 UTC, 9/3/11, carrying a foreign lang pgm which sounded like Pujabi. It sure sounded like one of the Pakistani languages or possibly even Hindi, but I doubt the latter. They were playing recitations which sounded similar to the Islamic call to prayer. Anyone have any ideas who this could be? The only one I find is KLIB, Ventura, CA.

Well duty calls, so that's it from here, my friends.

I hope everyone has a good holidy weekend. I know I'm sure enjoying the beginning of day two of three days off work.

KIirk Allen

Ponca City, OK

 

 

 


Re: Radio Chapingo

Kevin Raper
 


On Sep 3, 2011, at 9:56 AM, Kirk wrote:

 I know I can't keep with all the latest here, but what's your QTH??

Laourens SC

73,
Kevin Raper
KJ4HYD
CE WCKI WQIZ WLTQ

There is no limitation to the fidelity of AM radio. From a mathematical standpoint, AM does better in frequency response than FM. - Leonard Kahn





Re: Regional DX continues

Kirk
 

Great catches there, ED, and I certainly wish the best DX for you on your journey to 800 ULR stations, Tnx for reporting!

Kirk Allen, OK


Re: Radio Chapingo

Kirk
 

WOW, great ctch there, Kevin! That's a darn tough sta to log here in northern Oklama. I've hrd that college run station only once in Oklahahoma, and maybe handful of times while in the Houstin, TX area. I know I can't keep with all the latest here, but what's your QTH??
Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK

--- In ultralightdx@..., Kevin Raper <kj4hyd@...> wrote:

I got a new one for me tonight on my Grundig G5 Naked and Confirmed on my Grundig G8,

1610 Radio Chapingo, XEUACH

SINPO is 4,4,3,4,3

73,
Kevin Raper
KJ4HYD
CE WCKI WQIZ WLTQ

There is no limitation to the fidelity of AM radio. From a mathematical standpoint, AM does better in frequency response than FM. - Leonard Kahn


Re: First TA on ULR

Kirk
 

Hi Pat, congrats on logging your first TA station. I know that's a barrel of monkeys with us hard core Radio guys that are true to their own heart!!
Great to hear from you, and don't stop posting now!! We all love to hear what's being hrd in your part of the world for sure.
Best of Good DX to you
Kirk Allen, OK

--- In ultralightdx@..., "patrice.privat" <patrice.privat@...> wrote:

Hi

Thursday Night

1449 khz Sawt al Lybia,Misrata Arabic

1503 khz IRIB Bushehr, Farsi

This morning :

1510 khz WWZN Boston, religious programme 0420 UTC, compared with the Icom R75 + Active Loop in LSB and the difference in level was not spectaculer, but it is due to the complete absence of signal on adjacent 1512.
Other channels were alive on the Icom (800;1010;1520) but there, the ULR could not pull them out, for lack of separation capcity, even with the 1khz bandwidth.

Anyway good to have at least 1 T/A (the X-band was desert). Impressive is the sudden changes of audio levels on the Tecsun Pl-380, this is probably due to the DSP which struggles to amplify what it detects and the you never have these sudden changes of volume or signal to noise ratio on an analog set.
Does it match your experience ?

WWZN my new ultralight record with 5,500 lm !!

Good day

Pat

Beauvais (fr)


Re: Rechargeable Batteries for Tecsun Radios

Rick Robinson <w4dst@...>
 

On 9/2/2011 8:10 PM, farmerik wrote:
 

I wonder if the charger circuit in the radio is the problem?

I wonder that too.  Either that or the USB cable connector is defective.  I use some Fuji 2800mAh NiMH batteries in my Tecsuns  that I've had for several several years and used in other radios.  They charge fine in the Tecsun ULRs and my PL-660.  I'd try charging from a USB port with a different USB to mini USB cable.

Rick


Golos Rossii

patrice.privat
 

Hi
 
1395.0 2130 Golos Rossii, Orenburg ? nice signal on the ULR.
 
Patrice
Beauvais,France
 
Tecsun PL-380 barefoot


Re: New Page for the Ultralight Scoreboard

Kevin Raper
 


On Sep 2, 2011, at 11:24 PM, John Cereghin wrote:

Rob Ross (934 stations) and Frank Welch (785 stations) have updated
their totals and we all expect Kirk Allen to be the next DXer to join
the 800 Club real soon.

Honestly, RF is more fun to make than receive, so I will never have a chance on the Scoreboard, but I DO Verify correct reception reports of the stations I am the Chief Engineer for! I also throw in Bumper stickers and other goodies I can steal from the Promo Department when I can...

73,
Kevin Raper
KJ4HYD
CE WCKI WQIZ WLTQ

There is no limitation to the fidelity of AM radio. From a mathematical standpoint, AM does better in frequency response than FM. - Leonard Kahn





New Page for the Ultralight Scoreboard

John Cereghin <jcereghin@...>
 

Hi, everyone,

I moved the Ultralight Scoreboard to a new webpage on my blog at
http://wdx3iao.wordpress.com/the-ultralight-scoreboard-2/. Please
update your links and update your totals!

As for me, I'm now at 789 ULR stations, thanks to a new one tonight,
WEST-1400 in Easton PA.

Rob Ross (934 stations) and Frank Welch (785 stations) have updated
their totals and we all expect Kirk Allen to be the next DXer to join
the 800 Club real soon.

--
John Cereghin WDX3IAO  KB3LYP
Smyrna, Delaware
My radio page http://wdx3iao.wordpress.com/ (please note NEW site!)
The Ultralight Scoreboard
http://wdx3iao.wordpress.com/the-ultralight-scoreboard-2/ (NEW site!)


HSFB STA DX

Kevin Raper
 

Caught TOH ID for WDAN 1490

WNCA 1570 running the HSFB STA

Also WCLA 1570 and WSCO fighting it out in WNCA's Null

1610 Joy Gospel Radio Pirate in Daytona Florida

Heard on a Barefoot Grundig G5

73,
Kevin Raper
KJ4HYD
CE WCKI WQIZ WLTQ

There is no limitation to the fidelity of AM radio. From a mathematical standpoint, AM does better in frequency response than FM. - Leonard Kahn


Re: ULR DX...1 NEW STN heard @ SUNSET tonight!! 1070 WTKW Plattsburgh, NY..........

robert ross
 

Thanks Allen........well it took me longer to hear them than it took you!! It took me over 35 Years to finally hear them!! Mostly because my Semi-Local CHOK Sarnia, ONTARIO usually blocks the frequency!!

Looks like we're working this station from Both Ends Allen!!

Now.......If only I could share hearing some of those Exotic European's you hear every night!! That would be nice...but I only snag a EURO every now and then being this far inland!

65 Stations to go to hit 1,000 ULR's....whadya think??? Do I have a Chance of doing it by the end of the year??? HAHHAHA That's my Goal....1,000 by end of the year...I think I need a few Miracles!! HAHHAHA

Have Fun out there in "Hope for DX Land!!" 

73.........ROB VA3SW

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA

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

On 2011-09-02, at 9:30 PM, Allen Willie wrote:

 
Nice catch Rob,
 
It's funny I hadn't logged WTWK in St. John's at all in 10 years there  , then I was out at Old Perlican for a weekend back in 2010 and heard it there for the first time ever, then never heard it until yesterday morning again here in Bristol's Hope.
 
 
Good DX
 
Allen Willie
Bristol's Hope, Newfoundland


Re: Puyallup, WA Ultralight DU Audio-- 738-2NR

Gary DeBock
 

Hey Kevin,

Thanks for your comment on the 738-2NR reception here. The Puyallup
valley is a notorious DU Dead Zone, so I have no idea how this
Australian station came in at such a good level this morning. There was
no trace of Tahiti on 738 kHz, either (the only other South Pacific
station to produce decent audio here during the past 4 years). Totally
bizarre!

As you may know, when the DU propagation exists on any given morning,
the South Pacific signals will usually stick around for a longer time
after sunrise than the Asiatic TP signals. If you are fortunate to have
a great DU opening when you take your 12" FSL to a Pacific beach (like
I had on August 15th at the "Rockwork" ocean cliff site in Oregon), you
can have as long as 90 minutes of exceptional South Pacific DXing fun
before the signals finally fade away. The only drawback will be the
humble experience of coming home to your dreary DXing location after
the vacation ends :-)

73, Gary

-----Original Message-----
From: dhsatyadhana <dhsatyadhana@...>
To: ultralightdx <ultralightdx@...>
Sent: Fri, Sep 2, 2011 9:08 am
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: Puyallup, WA Ultralight DU Audio-- 738-2NR




Good catch on 738, Gary. Being 40 or so miles away, I seem to be in
something of a dead zone for TPs, although I think I was packing up
about the time you heard 738, so perhaps I should not be so hasty!

Kevin S

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

Hello All,

This morning must have been an unusually good one for Australian
signals out on the coast, since some extremely rare DU audio was heard
even in this landlocked location (and the first audio ever from an
Australian station here).

It seemed like another mediocre TP morning around 1310 with just a few
seconds of audio from the Asiatic regulars like 594-JOAK and
1566-HLAZ,
but there was a strong 738 kHz heterodyne on the ICF-2010 spotting
receiver around 1320, and it was nulling toward the South Pacific. I
assumed that it was Tahiti (heard rarely here, with occasional audio)
but when tuned in on the PL-380 Ultralight (assisted by a tiny 7" FSL
antenna), the speech was DU English, and I recognized the male and
female voices as the ABC announcers that I frequently hear during
summer beach DXing in Oregon http://www.mediafire.com/?pn0untv6q4sljpj

After checking around for some more DU action I noticed that both
774-3LO and 1116-4BC (presumed) had modest audio here, but both
frequencies are extremely noisy with splatter in Puget Sound, and
there
was no way to record the signals. 657 also had some weak music from
the
South Pacific direction around 1330 (presumed to be Southern Star from
New Zealand), but it faded quickly. The Asiatic TP's were pretty
anemic, so it was fun to have some unexpected excitement from the
South
Pacific this morning. Guy Atkins (on the South Hill part of Puyallup)
usually has a lot more South Pacific propagation than I do, and
738-2NR in Grafton, Australia was a new DX country at this mediocre
location (and also the most distant medium wave station ever heard on
Ultralights here in Puyallup, at 7,459 miles/ 12,003 km).

73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock

Barefoot Tecsun PL-380 + 7 inch "Affordable" FSL model


Re: ULR DX...1 NEW STN heard @ SUNSET tonight!! 1070 WTKW Plattsburgh, NY..........

Allen Willie
 



RE:

 
Hi Guys:

Looking around tonight for some Highschool Football Action. Heard a few but nothing I could ID as something new. However...I did find a NEW Station for both the ULR and OVERLOG Logs.

RADIO USED..................SONY SRF-T615 Barefoot
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

ULR LOG TOTALS are now.....935 Stations Heard
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

73...................ROB VA3SW

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA

*********************************************************************************************
1070 WTKW Plattsburgh, NEW YORK Sept/02/11 1958 EDT EE FAIR
On top for about a minute over CHOK Sarnia. 2 Males with Business News.
ID @ 1958 EDT as "This is Bloomberg Radio". Faded before TOH ID...but there's only one
"Bloomberg Radio" on 1070 Khz.......as far as I can determine.

NEW STN ULR # 1070 5 KW DAYS
ROSS, ONT.
*********************************************************************************************
 
Nice catch Rob,
 
It's funny I hadn't logged WTWK in St. John's at all in 10 years there  , then I was out at Old Perlican for a weekend back in 2010 and heard it there for the first time ever, then never heard it until yesterday morning again here in Bristol's Hope.
 
 
Good DX
 
Allen Willie
Bristol's Hope, Newfoundland


ULR DX...1 NEW STN heard @ SUNSET tonight!! 1070 WTKW Plattsburgh, NY..........

robert ross
 

Hi Guys:

Looking around tonight for some Highschool Football Action. Heard a few but nothing I could ID as something new. However...I did find a NEW Station for both the ULR and OVERLOG Logs.

RADIO USED..................SONY SRF-T615 Barefoot
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

ULR LOG TOTALS are now.....935 Stations Heard
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

73...................ROB VA3SW

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA

*********************************************************************************************
1070 WTKW Plattsburgh, NEW YORK Sept/02/11 1958 EDT EE FAIR
On top for about a minute over CHOK Sarnia. 2 Males with Business News.
ID @ 1958 EDT as "This is Bloomberg Radio". Faded before TOH ID...but there's only one
"Bloomberg Radio" on 1070 Khz.......as far as I can determine.

NEW STN ULR # 1070 5 KW DAYS
ROSS, ONT.
*********************************************************************************************


Re: Rechargeable Batteries for Tecsun Radios

Rik
 

I wonder if the charger circuit in the radio is the problem?

A tiny film on the ends of a battery can prevent it from connecting well enough, so wipe the ends off on rough cloth. Don't use sand paper or anything like that, or it will go through the plating on the terminals. The batteries in the radio are in series, so if one is defective, none will charge in the radio. Your other charger may charge each cell separately, but most charge only in pairs. And the radio takes 3 cells...

Why not try charging the TECSUN batteries in the charger you have instead of the radio, just to see what happens.

I bought a lot of the eneloop SANYO cells before POWEREX/MAHA offered the slow self discharge cells. They are a good quality company, so I expect there slow self discharge models will be about as good as the SANYO eneloops. Those have done very well for me for several years. I have bought more, and I can't remember any failing yet. They are great for radios and LED lights.

The regular NiMH cells will go dead or nearly so in a month with light use. Unless you use one radio a lot, you will not be running them down from use, but more from sitting.

-FARMERIK

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

I never used the batteries which came with my 310 because, like you, I couldn't figure out which type they were. I just put two fresh alkalines  in it and went from there. My G8 sure doesn't eat batteries the way some things do, so I figure that should be fine. If the manual is correct - not always a good presumption - it won't care if I use the wall wart it came with or the USB cable with the alkalines in it so long as I don't set it to charge - again if I can determine for sure how not to do that...

Sometimes it seems easier to buy alkalines in bulk and keep them around.

Russ Edmunds
15 mi NNW of Philadelphia
Grid FN20id
<wb2bjh@...>
FM: Yamaha T-80 & Onkyo T-450RDS w/ APS9B @15'; Grundig G8
AM:  Modified Sony ICF 2010's barefoot

--- On Fri, 9/2/11, Stephen Ponder <stephen_ponder@...> wrote:

From: Stephen Ponder <stephen_ponder@...>
Subject: [ultralightdx] Rechargeable Batteries for Tecsun Radios
To: "UltralightDX Yahoo Group" <ultralightdx@...>, ABDX@...
Date: Friday, September 2, 2011, 6:53 PM







 









I have two Tecsun radios that allow you to recharge their batteries while still inside the radio ... a PL-310 and a PL-390. Of the two, only the 310 came with batteries. They are Tecsun brand and are labeled "QN1000m." They are green and silver in color. I am guessing they are 1000 mAH because of the label - it is not listed anywhere on the battery itself. I spent a lot of time on the Tecsun website, but couldn't find anything on batteries. Maybe if I were able to read Chinese I could have had better luck ...



I use a wall-wart charger for the 310. Unfortunately, the batteries have stopped holding their charge. Since I bought the 310 from another DX'er, I don't know how old the batteries are.



I bought a set of 1800 mAH Sanyo Eneloop batteries to replace the Tecsun batteries, but they don't charge inside the radio at all! I let them charge overnight and the next morning the radio was dead as a doornail! Afraid I had fried it, I put a set of alkaline batteries in and the radio worked just fine! Whew!



Is there an upper mAH limit over which the Tecsun built-in charging circuitry will not work? I know my Eneloop batteries are good because I put them in my Eneloop charger, charged them up, and am using them in my Sangean DT-400W.



Someone on this list mentioned that he preferred Powerex rechargeables. Any particular reason why? Do they work better in Tecsun portables with the recharging circuitry?



Thanks for any help you can give!



73 & Good DX'ing,



Steve Ponder, N5WBI

----------------------

Sent from my iPhone


Re: Rechargeable Batteries for Tecsun Radios

Russ Edmunds <wb2bjh@...>
 

I never used the batteries which came with my 310 because, like you, I couldn't figure out which type they were. I just put two fresh alkalines  in it and went from there. My G8 sure doesn't eat batteries the way some things do, so I figure that should be fine. If the manual is correct - not always a good presumption - it won't care if I use the wall wart it came with or the USB cable with the alkalines in it so long as I don't set it to charge - again if I can determine for sure how not to do that...

Sometimes it seems easier to buy alkalines in bulk and keep them around.

Russ Edmunds
15 mi NNW of Philadelphia
Grid FN20id

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


--- On Fri, 9/2/11, Stephen Ponder wrote:

From: Stephen Ponder
Subject: [ultralightdx] Rechargeable Batteries for Tecsun Radios
To: "UltralightDX Yahoo Group" , ABDX@...
Date: Friday, September 2, 2011, 6:53 PM

 

I have two Tecsun radios that allow you to recharge their batteries while still inside the radio ... a PL-310 and a PL-390. Of the two, only the 310 came with batteries. They are Tecsun brand and are labeled "QN1000m." They are green and silver in color. I am guessing they are 1000 mAH because of the label - it is not listed anywhere on the battery itself. I spent a lot of time on the Tecsun website, but couldn't find anything on batteries. Maybe if I were able to read Chinese I could have had better luck ...

I use a wall-wart charger for the 310. Unfortunately, the batteries have stopped holding their charge. Since I bought the 310 from another DX'er, I don't know how old the batteries are.

I bought a set of 1800 mAH Sanyo Eneloop batteries to replace the Tecsun batteries, but they don't charge inside the radio at all! I let them charge overnight and the next morning the radio was dead as a doornail! Afraid I had fried it, I put a set of alkaline batteries in and the radio worked just fine! Whew!

Is there an upper mAH limit over which the Tecsun built-in charging circuitry will not work? I know my Eneloop batteries are good because I put them in my Eneloop charger, charged them up, and am using them in my Sangean DT-400W.

Someone on this list mentioned that he preferred Powerex rechargeables. Any particular reason why? Do they work better in Tecsun portables with the recharging circuitry?

Thanks for any help you can give!

73 & Good DX'ing,

Steve Ponder, N5WBI
----------------------


Re: Rechargeable Batteries for Tecsun Radios

Pollock,Raphael E <rpollock@...>
 

Hi Steve!
 
I am using Duracell 2450 mAh rechargable batteries in my 390 without difficulties. Have recharged at least 50x; takes about 4-6 hours...
 
Raph Pollock

From: ultralightdx@... [ultralightdx@...] On Behalf Of Stephen Ponder [stephen_ponder@...]
Sent: Friday, September 02, 2011 5:53 PM
To: UltralightDX Yahoo Group; ABDX@...
Subject: [ultralightdx] Rechargeable Batteries for Tecsun Radios

 

I have two Tecsun radios that allow you to recharge their batteries while still inside the radio ... a PL-310 and a PL-390. Of the two, only the 310 came with batteries. They are Tecsun brand and are labeled "QN1000m." They are green and silver in color. I am guessing they are 1000 mAH because of the label - it is not listed anywhere on the battery itself. I spent a lot of time on the Tecsun website, but couldn't find anything on batteries. Maybe if I were able to read Chinese I could have had better luck ...

I use a wall-wart charger for the 310. Unfortunately, the batteries have stopped holding their charge. Since I bought the 310 from another DX'er, I don't know how old the batteries are.

I bought a set of 1800 mAH Sanyo Eneloop batteries to replace the Tecsun batteries, but they don't charge inside the radio at all! I let them charge overnight and the next morning the radio was dead as a doornail! Afraid I had fried it, I put a set of alkaline batteries in and the radio worked just fine! Whew!

Is there an upper mAH limit over which the Tecsun built-in charging circuitry will not work? I know my Eneloop batteries are good because I put them in my Eneloop charger, charged them up, and am using them in my Sangean DT-400W.

Someone on this list mentioned that he preferred Powerex rechargeables. Any particular reason why? Do they work better in Tecsun portables with the recharging circuitry?

Thanks for any help you can give!

73 & Good DX'ing,

Steve Ponder, N5WBI
----------------------


Re: Affordable (?) 7" Diameter FSL Design

Phil Pasteur
 

Gary,
How much of the 660/46 Litz wire woiuld you estimat you used on the 7" FSL.
I am putting together the parts to try my hand at building one. There are also a few vendors on Ebay selling the wire, any recomendations, or is there some other place I should be looking?

As to the "funnoodle" thing. Where the heck would one look for that?

BTW. I hope that I am still on your list for a longwave ferrite for the PL-360..
:)

Phil


Rechargeable Batteries for Tecsun Radios

Stephen Ponder <stephen_ponder@...>
 

I have two Tecsun radios that allow you to recharge their batteries while still inside the radio ... a PL-310 and a PL-390. Of the two, only the 310 came with batteries. They are Tecsun brand and are labeled "QN1000m." They are green and silver in color. I am guessing they are 1000 mAH because of the label - it is not listed anywhere on the battery itself. I spent a lot of time on the Tecsun website, but couldn't find anything on batteries. Maybe if I were able to read Chinese I could have had better luck ...

I use a wall-wart charger for the 310. Unfortunately, the batteries have stopped holding their charge. Since I bought the 310 from another DX'er, I don't know how old the batteries are.

I bought a set of 1800 mAH Sanyo Eneloop batteries to replace the Tecsun batteries, but they don't charge inside the radio at all! I let them charge overnight and the next morning the radio was dead as a doornail! Afraid I had fried it, I put a set of alkaline batteries in and the radio worked just fine! Whew!

Is there an upper mAH limit over which the Tecsun built-in charging circuitry will not work? I know my Eneloop batteries are good because I put them in my Eneloop charger, charged them up, and am using them in my Sangean DT-400W.

Someone on this list mentioned that he preferred Powerex rechargeables. Any particular reason why? Do they work better in Tecsun portables with the recharging circuitry?

Thanks for any help you can give!

73 & Good DX'ing,

Steve Ponder, N5WBI
----------------------


Re: PL-310

Russ Edmunds <wb2bjh@...>
 

See Marc's answer and my response. The manual is somewhat incomplete.

Russ Edmunds
15 mi NNW of Philadelphia
Grid FN20id

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


--- On Fri, 9/2/11, dhsatyadhana wrote:

From: dhsatyadhana
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: PL-310
To: ultralightdx@...
Date: Friday, September 2, 2011, 4:36 PM

 

Hey Russ:

This is from the manual - to turn LW on/off:
- Turn off the radio.
- Press and hold the [MW/LW] button until "ON" or "OFF" appears in the display: if " OFF" appears in the display, this means LW is turned off.

So, I guess do this until it toggles to "ON"?

Hope this helps - Kevin

--- In ultralightdx@..., Russ Edmunds wrote:
>
> I had purchased my PL-310 mostly for FM DX, and have found it to be one of the least intuitive radios I've ever owned, and often the manual is of no help.
>
> Before I come to the conclusion that I got a defective unit in one respect, I cannot get it to tune Longwave at all. Pressing the MW/LW selection switch as the manual suggests does indeed toggle the indicator between "on" and "off" for LW, however regardless, I cannot key in LW frequencies, nor can I tune them.
>
> Am I missing something that the manual doesn't really say or has anyone else noted this problem ?
>
> Returning it isn't really an option as I've had it over a month, plus absent an external antenna it isn't going to do much on LW anyway.
>
>
> Russ Edmunds
> 15 mi NNW of Philadelphia
> Grid FN20id
>
> FM: Yamaha T-80 & Onkyo T-450RDS w/ APS9B @15'; Grundig G8
> AM:  Modified Sony ICF 2010's barefoot
>

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