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Re: Affordable (?) 7" Diameter FSL Design

jerry_popiel
 

Gary, does the Affordable FSL still include those 140 mm size Ferrite Rods, as I have some on order as per your recent posted picture since the 160 mm Ferrite Rod size is no longer available? How many of the 140 mm Rods ie 64?

Also, if possible & still available, can I pay you for your costs & postage for one of those Out of Season Funnoodles - (I've been to 4 stores up here and they are all no longer stocked for this year), as well as 2 of the Oatey 4 x 4 Foam, and one of the 3 inch Pipe Insulation? I have the 3/4 inch PVC Pipe, the NP 50 Capacitor, and the 660/46 Litz wire is on order.

Thanks
Jerry

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

Hi Phil,

Well, you are in luck (as long as you like the color green)!

I have enough "Funn" on hand for your two 7" FSL projects, assuming
that you wish to make them in the same "Affordable" design that was
described earlier. I recommend a 6" long section of the Funnoodle
floating tube, to use as an inner core of the "Affordable" FSL (with a
3/4" PVC pipe running through it, as a horizontal hanging frame
section). This provides an extra 2" or so of Funnoodle length to mount
the recommended "N50P" 381 pf variable capacitor (from
http://www.crystalradiosupply.com , with 8:1 vernier drive) as shown in
the photo.

There seems to be a lot of interest in the "Affordable" 7" FSL design,
so I'll try to publish step-by-step construction procedures for it very
soon. Glad to hear that you are considering a Longwave version of it--
an "Affordable" Longwave FSL is also one of the impending projects here
(along with about 10 others :-) My latest Longwave-optimized FSL (an
8", 12-pound model) was completed just 4 days ago, and it has already
received 5 new NDB beacons for me. A design photo of the new LW antenna
is posted at http://www.mediafire.com/i/?3ihi7a9d924prhg .

73, Gary



-----Original Message-----
From: ppasteur <ppasteur@...>
To: ultralightdx <ultralightdx@...>
Sent: Sun, Sep 4, 2011 10:31 am
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: Affordable (?) 7" Diameter FSL Design

Hello Gary,



I am striking out on finding the funnoodle monster. I checked with
about 8 Walmart and Target stores locally. They are all sold out having
put them on clearance as the season for those types of products is over
here.



I understand that Ace hardware had them, I will call a couple of those
stores today, but I am not hopeful. Even Amazon lists them as not
currently available as do several other online sources.



Would you have enough material around that you could sell me enough
length to construct one or two of the 7� FSL antennas. I am think of
making a LW model as well.



I would be happy to pay what you think the material is worth, shipping,
and your time to do it.



Thanks,



Phil Pasteur



Well, I am striking out on finding the Funnoodle Monster swimming aid.
It seems that it is the wrong season to find them in my area. I called
no fewer than 8 local Walmart, Target, and Ace Hardware stores that
claim that they carry them. All were sold out and probably will not get
any until next spring. Even Amazon lists them as not available.

I wrote Gary off list to see if he may have a length sufficient for a
couple of FSLs that he could sell me. I thought I would throw that out
to the list as well.

I would be happy to pay whatever the seller thingthe material is worht
plus shipping and something for the time required to get it done.
Please contact me off list.

Alternatively, If anyone knows where I could buy one of the Funnoodle
Monsters online, pleae let me know.

Thanks all,

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

Phil,

The "Funnoodle" floating tube (actually a swimming aide for kids) is
the inner core material used for all my FSL's, and provides the
perfect
combination of resilience and stiffness, even for very heavy FSL's (up
to 25 pounds). It has a convenient hole through the middle, to exactly
fit a 3/4" diameter PVC pipe section for your FSL's horizontal hanging
frame. A photo of the "Funnoodle" (and other FSL core materials) is
posted at http://www.mediafire.com/i/?sb60cm5c31e8tw4

The "Funnoodle" flolating tube is available here locally at both
Walmart and Fred Meyer stores, and costs only about $4 for a 6-foot
long tube. That should be long enough for you to make about 15 FSL's
with it :-)

73, Gary


Re: Affordable (?) 7" Diameter FSL Design

Gary DeBock
 

Hi Phil,

Well, you are in luck (as long as you like the color green)!

I have enough "Funn" on hand for your two 7" FSL projects, assuming
that you wish to make them in the same "Affordable" design that was
described earlier. I recommend a 6" long section of the Funnoodle
floating tube, to use as an inner core of the "Affordable" FSL (with a
3/4" PVC pipe running through it, as a horizontal hanging frame
section). This provides an extra 2" or so of Funnoodle length to mount
the recommended "N50P" 381 pf variable capacitor (from
http://www.crystalradiosupply.com , with 8:1 vernier drive) as shown in
the photo.

There seems to be a lot of interest in the "Affordable" 7" FSL design,
so I'll try to publish step-by-step construction procedures for it very
soon. Glad to hear that you are considering a Longwave version of it--
an "Affordable" Longwave FSL is also one of the impending projects here
(along with about 10 others :-) My latest Longwave-optimized FSL (an
8", 12-pound model) was completed just 4 days ago, and it has already
received 5 new NDB beacons for me. A design photo of the new LW antenna
is posted at http://www.mediafire.com/i/?3ihi7a9d924prhg .

73, Gary

-----Original Message-----
From: ppasteur <ppasteur@q.com>
To: ultralightdx <ultralightdx@...>
Sent: Sun, Sep 4, 2011 10:31 am
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: Affordable (?) 7" Diameter FSL Design

Hello Gary,



I am striking out on finding the funnoodle monster. I checked with
about 8 Walmart and Target stores locally. They are all sold out having
put them on clearance as the season for those types of products is over
here.



I understand that Ace hardware had them, I will call a couple of those
stores today, but I am not hopeful. Even Amazon lists them as not
currently available as do several other online sources.



Would you have enough material around that you could sell me enough
length to construct one or two of the 7” FSL antennas. I am think of
making a LW model as well.



I would be happy to pay what you think the material is worth, shipping,
and your time to do it.



Thanks,



Phil Pasteur



Well, I am striking out on finding the Funnoodle Monster swimming aid.
It seems that it is the wrong season to find them in my area. I called
no fewer than 8 local Walmart, Target, and Ace Hardware stores that
claim that they carry them. All were sold out and probably will not get
any until next spring. Even Amazon lists them as not available.

I wrote Gary off list to see if he may have a length sufficient for a
couple of FSLs that he could sell me. I thought I would throw that out
to the list as well.

I would be happy to pay whatever the seller thingthe material is worht
plus shipping and something for the time required to get it done.
Please contact me off list.

Alternatively, If anyone knows where I could buy one of the Funnoodle
Monsters online, pleae let me know.

Thanks all,

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

Phil,

The "Funnoodle" floating tube (actually a swimming aide for kids) is
the inner core material used for all my FSL's, and provides the
perfect
combination of resilience and stiffness, even for very heavy FSL's (up
to 25 pounds). It has a convenient hole through the middle, to exactly
fit a 3/4" diameter PVC pipe section for your FSL's horizontal hanging
frame. A photo of the "Funnoodle" (and other FSL core materials) is
posted at http://www.mediafire.com/i/?sb60cm5c31e8tw4

The "Funnoodle" flolating tube is available here locally at both
Walmart and Fred Meyer stores, and costs only about $4 for a 6-foot
long tube. That should be long enough for you to make about 15 FSL's
with it :-)

73, Gary


Re: Sunrise DX

bbwrwy
 

Kirk:

Your unID 1110 kHz is most likely "Radio Azad" from KVTT, Mineral Wells TX. They broadcast to the Dallas-Fort Worth area in English, Hindi, and Urdu primarily. Their website is http://www.radioazad.us/ which carries a live stream.

I heard the station briefly after sunrise this morning. The signal was poor under a much stronger KFAB.

Good DX.

Richard.

Richard Allen
36°22'51"N / 97°26'35"W
(near Perry OK USA)


Re: Affordable (?) 7" Diameter FSL Design

kevin asato <kc6pob@...>
 

Check out a home improvement store for pipe insulation. One of the sizes (based on pipe diameter) is probably close to what you need.

73,
kevin
kc6pob


From: ppasteur
To: ultralightdx@...
Sent: Sunday, September 4, 2011 10:31 AM
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: Affordable (?) 7" Diameter FSL Design

 
Well, I am striking out on finding the Funnoodle Monster swimming aid. It seems that it is the wrong season to find them in my area. I called no fewer than 8 local Walmart, Target, and Ace Hardware stores that claim that they carry them. All were sold out and probably will not get any until next spring. Even Amazon lists them as not available.

I wrote Gary off list to see if he may have a length sufficient for a couple of FSLs that he could sell me. I thought I would throw that out to the list as well.

I would be happy to pay whatever the seller thingthe material is worht plus shipping and something for the time required to get it done. Please contact me off list.

Alternatively, If anyone knows where I could buy one of the Funnoodle Monsters online, pleae let me know.

Thanks all,

Phil
--- In ultralightdx@..., D1028Gary@... wrote:
>
> Phil,
>
> The "Funnoodle" floating tube (actually a swimming aide for kids) is
> the inner core material used for all my FSL's, and provides the perfect
> combination of resilience and stiffness, even for very heavy FSL's (up
> to 25 pounds). It has a convenient hole through the middle, to exactly
> fit a 3/4" diameter PVC pipe section for your FSL's horizontal hanging
> frame. A photo of the "Funnoodle" (and other FSL core materials) is
> posted at http://www.mediafire.com/i/?sb60cm5c31e8tw4
>
> The "Funnoodle" flolating tube is available here locally at both
> Walmart and Fred Meyer stores, and costs only about $4 for a 6-foot
> long tube. That should be long enough for you to make about 15 FSL's
> with it :-)
>
> 73, Gary
>




D Layer and Summer Solstice

chuck_rippel <Chuck.Rippel@...>
 

An interesting article posted over at E-Ham.net:

http://www.eham.net/articles/26469


Chuck Rippel


Re: Affordable (?) 7" Diameter FSL Design

Phil Pasteur
 

Well, I am striking out on finding the Funnoodle Monster swimming aid. It seems that it is the wrong season to find them in my area. I called no fewer than 8 local Walmart, Target, and Ace Hardware stores that claim that they carry them. All were sold out and probably will not get any until next spring. Even Amazon lists them as not available.

I wrote Gary off list to see if he may have a length sufficient for a couple of FSLs that he could sell me. I thought I would throw that out to the list as well.

I would be happy to pay whatever the seller thingthe material is worht plus shipping and something for the time required to get it done. Please contact me off list.

Alternatively, If anyone knows where I could buy one of the Funnoodle Monsters online, pleae let me know.

Thanks all,

Phil

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

Phil,

The "Funnoodle" floating tube (actually a swimming aide for kids) is
the inner core material used for all my FSL's, and provides the perfect
combination of resilience and stiffness, even for very heavy FSL's (up
to 25 pounds). It has a convenient hole through the middle, to exactly
fit a 3/4" diameter PVC pipe section for your FSL's horizontal hanging
frame. A photo of the "Funnoodle" (and other FSL core materials) is
posted at http://www.mediafire.com/i/?sb60cm5c31e8tw4

The "Funnoodle" flolating tube is available here locally at both
Walmart and Fred Meyer stores, and costs only about $4 for a 6-foot
long tube. That should be long enough for you to make about 15 FSL's
with it :-)

73, Gary


Any interest in a USA Northeast DXpedition this fall?

gmosherat
 

I'm landlocked in western New York state and get so jealous when I read about all those TP @ TA loggings....

So, thinking about a ocean beach trip for a weekend or similar (Fri-Sun) dxpedition.

LW, MW, & SW, even non ultralight stuff ok with me.

I've got 1200 feet of wire for a BOG, a Quantum QX2, and a few experimental FSL's and Carload of radios.

Work commitments mean I have to do this during late September to late October timeframe.

Anyone interested in joining me?

dates, places and such still up in the air.

Regards,

Gregory


Any interest in a USA Northeast DXpedition this fall?

gmosherat
 

I'm landlocked in western New York state and get so jealous when I read about all those TP @ TA loggings....

So, thinking about a ocean beach trip for a weekend or similar (Fri-Sun) dxpedition.

LW, MW, & SW, even non ultralight stuff ok with me.

I've got 1200 feet of wire for a BOG, a Quantum QX2, and a few experimental FSL's and Carload of radios.

Work commitments mean I have to do this during late September to late October timeframe.

Anyone interested in joining me?

dates, places and such still up in the air.

Regards,

Gregory


Re: TECSUN R-2010 link-FARMERIK

Rik
 

I noticed the analog tuned DSP IC has Bass and Treble control functions. Might end up in a 'lunch box' size radio too? I would miss the Tropical SW bands, and LW would have been nice, but it still is very interesting. I spotted an other analog tuned IC with a digital reader output.
All these new IC's from SiLabs should bring out a whole new generation of very interesting portable radios!- FARMERIK

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

Look at this array - and swoon !
Unfortuantely, I don�t think I could order 10.000 chips...

http://www.silabs.com/products/audiovideo/amfmreceivers/Pages/default.aspx

Michael UK

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

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

SiLab's datasheet for the new series "wheel tuned" DSP IC used in this
Tecsun radio has been available since about the first of the year. I don't
see anything on it that changes the AM or FM performance from the older
SiLab IC used in the current ULR DSP radios like the PL-380. And there is no
provision for LF reception. It seems to be optimized for low cost
mass-produced radios. And despite the nice "2010" name (remisniscent of the
good Sony 2010 receiver), there is no provision for an AM sync detector or
SSB.
Steve


Re: TECSUN R-2010 link-FARMERIK

Michael <michael.setaazul@...>
 

Look at this array - and swoon !
Unfortuantely, I dont think I could order 10.000 chips...

http://www.silabs.com/products/audiovideo/amfmreceivers/Pages/default.aspx

Michael UK

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

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

SiLab's datasheet for the new series "wheel tuned" DSP IC used in this
Tecsun radio has been available since about the first of the year. I don't
see anything on it that changes the AM or FM performance from the older
SiLab IC used in the current ULR DSP radios like the PL-380. And there is no
provision for LF reception. It seems to be optimized for low cost
mass-produced radios. And despite the nice "2010" name (remisniscent of the
good Sony 2010 receiver), there is no provision for an AM sync detector or
SSB.
Steve


Re: TECSUN R-2010 link-FARMERIK

Leo Barmaleo
 

SW band is somewhat truncated, starts from 5.6 MHz
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, September 04, 2011 6:12 PM
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Re: TECSUN R-2010 link-FARMERIK

 

SiLab's datasheet for the new series "wheel tuned" DSP IC used in this
Tecsun radio has been available since about the first of the year. I don't
see anything on it that changes the AM or FM performance from the older
SiLab IC used in the current ULR DSP radios like the PL-380. And there is no
provision for LF reception. It seems to be optimized for low cost
mass-produced radios. And despite the nice "2010" name (remisniscent of the
good Sony 2010 receiver), there is no provision for an AM sync detector or
SSB.
Steve

----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael" <michael.setaazul@...>
To: <ultralightdx@...>
Sent: Sunday, September 04, 2011 7:46 AM
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Re: TECSUN R-2010 link-FARMERIK

> Oops! Yes, I meant R-2010. There is data on the web, as you
> link. I was wondering if it is available anywhere yet.
> I wonder why they chose "2010" :-)
>
> Michael UK
>
> ----- Original Message -----
>
> From: farmerik
> To: ultralightdx@...
> Sent: 04 September 2011 15:27
> Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: TECSUN R-2010 link-FARMERIK
>
>
> And quite recently here-
>
> http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110829005159/en/Silicon-Labs%E2%80%99-Broadcast-Audio-ICs-Streamline-Design
>
> --- In ultralightdx@..., "farmerik" >>
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> http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110124005766/en/Silicon-Labs-Cost-Saving-AMFMSW-Receiver-Solution-Tecsun
>>
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Re: TECSUN R-2010 link-FARMERIK

Rik
 

At the SiLab website, I thought I saw some sort of development board for $50 each. That might be very interesting for the experimenters here. As noted no LW or SYNCH/SSB, but I would like it with large control knobs. Not sure if the board would tune continuous on SW, but it might be easier if it had the SW meter bands instead anyway.

The fact that SiLabs is talking about it again in late Aug is promising, but they might mention it again in 6 months more and still no R-2010 models to buy. FARMERIK

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

SiLab's datasheet for the new series "wheel tuned" DSP IC used in this
Tecsun radio has been available since about the first of the year. I don't
see anything on it that changes the AM or FM performance from the older
SiLab IC used in the current ULR DSP radios like the PL-380. And there is no
provision for LF reception. It seems to be optimized for low cost
mass-produced radios. And despite the nice "2010" name (remisniscent of the
good Sony 2010 receiver), there is no provision for an AM sync detector or
SSB.
Steve

----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael" <michael.setaazul@...>
To: <ultralightdx@...>
Sent: Sunday, September 04, 2011 7:46 AM
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Re: TECSUN R-2010 link-FARMERIK


Oops! Yes, I meant R-2010. There is data on the web, as you
link. I was wondering if it is available anywhere yet.
I wonder why they chose "2010" :-)

Michael UK

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

From: farmerik
To: ultralightdx@...
Sent: 04 September 2011 15:27
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: TECSUN R-2010 link-FARMERIK


And quite recently here-

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110829005159/en/Silicon-Labs%E2%80%99-Broadcast-Audio-ICs-Streamline-Design

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

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110124005766/en/Silicon-Labs-Cost-Saving-AMFMSW-Receiver-Solution-Tecsun



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Re: TECSUN R-2010 link-FARMERIK

Steve Ratzlaff <steveratz@...>
 

SiLab's datasheet for the new series "wheel tuned" DSP IC used in this Tecsun radio has been available since about the first of the year. I don't see anything on it that changes the AM or FM performance from the older SiLab IC used in the current ULR DSP radios like the PL-380. And there is no provision for LF reception. It seems to be optimized for low cost mass-produced radios. And despite the nice "2010" name (remisniscent of the good Sony 2010 receiver), there is no provision for an AM sync detector or SSB.
Steve

----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael" <michael.setaazul@...>
To: <ultralightdx@...>
Sent: Sunday, September 04, 2011 7:46 AM
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Re: TECSUN R-2010 link-FARMERIK


Oops! Yes, I meant R-2010. There is data on the web, as you
link. I was wondering if it is available anywhere yet.
I wonder why they chose "2010" :-)

Michael UK

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

From: farmerik
To: ultralightdx@...
Sent: 04 September 2011 15:27
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: TECSUN R-2010 link-FARMERIK


And quite recently here-

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110829005159/en/Silicon-Labs%E2%80%99-Broadcast-Audio-ICs-Streamline-Design

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

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110124005766/en/Silicon-Labs-Cost-Saving-AMFMSW-Receiver-Solution-Tecsun



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Re: TECSUN R-2010 link-FARMERIK

Michael <michael.setaazul@...>
 

Oops! Yes, I meant R-2010. There is data on the web, as you
link. I was wondering if it is available anywhere yet.
I wonder why they chose "2010" :-)

Michael UK

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

From: farmerik
To: ultralightdx@...
Sent: 04 September 2011 15:27
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: TECSUN R-2010 link-FARMERIK


And quite recently here-

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110829005159/en/Silicon-Labs%E2%80%99-Broadcast-Audio-ICs-Streamline-Design

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

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110124005766/en/Silicon-Labs-Cost-Saving-AMFMSW-Receiver-Solution-Tecsun



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Re: TECSUN R-2010 link-FARMERIK

Rik
 


TECSUN R-2010 link-FARMERIK

Rik
 


Re: My new ultralight

Rik
 

Did you mean the TECSUN R-2010? I have been looking for that. Bandspead SW bands, analog tuning, but DSP. - FARMERIK

--- In ultralightdx@..., "pe1etr" <pe1etr@...> wrote:



Any sightings of the Tecsun R-210?
No, I can't even find pics of it online!

Peter



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

From: pe1etr

Last night I bought a new ultralight here in Shenzhen.
Strangely the local stores don't carry many ultralight models
(or larger radios), given that they are made a short distance from here :)


Re: My new ultralight

Peter 1956
 

Any sightings of the Tecsun R-210?
No, I can't even find pics of it online!

Peter



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

From: pe1etr

Last night I bought a new ultralight here in Shenzhen.
Strangely the local stores don't carry many ultralight models
(or larger radios), given that they are made a short distance from here :)


Re: My new ultralight

Michael <michael.setaazul@...>
 

Any sightings of the Tecsun R-210?
I cant find dimensions, so it may not
qualify as a ul-rx, but it would be interesting
to know how the new Si4831 chip compares
with the antique Si4734...

Anybody know when it will be available
east and west of the pond?

Michael UK

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

From: pe1etr

Last night I bought a new ultralight here in Shenzhen.
Strangely the local stores don't carry many ultralight models
(or larger radios), given that they are made a short distance from here :)


Saturday late log

patrice.privat
 

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