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ULR 264-266

patrice.privat
 

Hi
 
1431 RAI Foggia, 5 kw I  #264
 
1584 RAI Terni, 2 kw I  #265
 
1539 SER Elche, programme different from Manresa, same channel #266
 
Cheers de Pat
 
"We're bad, we're spectrumwise"


Re: Tecsun PL-505 on eBay NOW!

OK_3022
 


Hi,
I cannot see any substantial difference between PL-606 and PL-505...
Can you tell me the reason why to turn out nearly the same radio as PL-606?

Mr. O.K.


--- On Sat, 10/8/11, dhsatyadhana wrote:

From: dhsatyadhana
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: Tecsun PL-505 on eBay NOW!
To: ultralightdx@...
Date: Saturday, October 8, 2011, 3:51 PM

 

Great news on the Bandwidth selection, Tao Qu. Do you know if the audio "soft mute" is the 10-15 dB reduction as with most of the Tecsun radios, or just the 3-5 dB as with the PL-380 and PL-390?

Thanks - Kevin S


--- In ultralightdx@..., "Tao Qu" >
> FM ST. / AM BW: FM band stereo, AM mode bandwidth.
>
> - Tao Qu
>
> _____
>
> From: ultralightdx@... [mailto:ultralightdx@...] On
> Behalf Of Neil Goldstein
> Sent: Saturday, October 08, 2011 10:08 PM
> To: ultralightdx@...
> Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: Tecsun PL-505 on eBay NOW!
>
>
>
>
> I definitely see the 'BW' letters pointing to the FM Stereo button in
> the pictures on eBay.
>
> --
> Neil Goldstein KD2APZ
> http://www.neilgoldstein.com
>


Re: Tecsun PL-505 on eBay NOW!

Kevin Schanilec
 

Great news on the Bandwidth selection, Tao Qu. Do you know if the audio "soft mute" is the 10-15 dB reduction as with most of the Tecsun radios, or just the 3-5 dB as with the PL-380 and PL-390?

Thanks - Kevin S

--- In ultralightdx@..., "Tao Qu" <tquchina@...> wrote:

FM ST. / AM BW: FM band stereo, AM mode bandwidth.

- Tao Qu

_____

From: ultralightdx@... [mailto:ultralightdx@...] On
Behalf Of Neil Goldstein
Sent: Saturday, October 08, 2011 10:08 PM
To: ultralightdx@...
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: Tecsun PL-505 on eBay NOW!




I definitely see the 'BW' letters pointing to the FM Stereo button in
the pictures on eBay.

--
Neil Goldstein KD2APZ
http://www.neilgoldstein.com


Re: Tecsun PL-505 on eBay NOW!

Neil Goldstein
 

Thank you!  


On Sat, Oct 8, 2011 at 10:37 AM, Tao Qu <tquchina@...> wrote:
 

Neil,
 
The 398MP is ready (398BT not yet), I am translating the operation manual now...
 
For the 2010, so far not any news yet...
 
- Tao Qu


From: ultralightdx@... [mailto:ultralightdx@...] On Behalf Of Neil Goldstein
Sent: Saturday, October 08, 2011 10:35 PM
To: ultralightdx@...
Subject: RE: [ultralightdx] Re: Tecsun PL-505 on eBay NOW!

 

Tao,

Thanks for verifying that feature.
Do you know when the PL-398 is coming? Or the R-2010? Or know of
anything else interesting coming soon?

--
Neil Goldstein  KD2APZ
http://www.neilgoldstein.com




--
Neil Goldstein  KD2APZ
http://www.neilgoldstein.com


Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 10-8

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,

Yesterday's vibrant Asian signals didn't show up again on MW this
morning, although the Japanese big guns and a few others had decent
strength. 594-JOAK and 747-JOIB were doing well around 1400, and
603-HLSA was just as strong as yesterday with Korean speech around
1402. One bright spot this morning was fairly good audio from 936-Anhui
(China), with female-voiced news in Chinese around 1407
http://www.mediafire.com/?jjh3lh2y7xmqocy . Most of the other Asian
signals were fairly mediocre this morning, though. Longwave Radio
Rossii stations on 153 and 189 kHz were at fair-good levels just after
1300, along with 164-Mongolia at threshold audio level (for three days
in a row, // 4895 kHz).

73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock
Tecsun PL-380 Ultralight + 12" LW and 8" MW FSL's


Re: Tecsun PL-505 on eBay NOW!

Tao Qu
 

Neil,
 
The 398MP is ready (398BT not yet), I am translating the operation manual now...
 
For the 2010, so far not any news yet...
 
- Tao Qu


From: ultralightdx@... [mailto:ultralightdx@...] On Behalf Of Neil Goldstein
Sent: Saturday, October 08, 2011 10:35 PM
To: ultralightdx@...
Subject: RE: [ultralightdx] Re: Tecsun PL-505 on eBay NOW!

 

Tao,

Thanks for verifying that feature.
Do you know when the PL-398 is coming? Or the R-2010? Or know of
anything else interesting coming soon?

--
Neil Goldstein  KD2APZ
http://www.neilgoldstein.com


Re: Tecsun PL-505 on eBay NOW!

Neil Goldstein
 

Tao,

Thanks for verifying that feature.
Do you know when the PL-398 is coming? Or the R-2010? Or know of
anything else interesting coming soon?

--
Neil Goldstein  KD2APZ
http://www.neilgoldstein.com


Re: Tecsun PL-505 on eBay NOW!

Tao Qu
 

FM ST. / AM BW: FM band stereo, AM mode bandwidth.
 
- Tao Qu


From: ultralightdx@... [mailto:ultralightdx@...] On Behalf Of Neil Goldstein
Sent: Saturday, October 08, 2011 10:08 PM
To: ultralightdx@...
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: Tecsun PL-505 on eBay NOW!

 

I definitely see the 'BW' letters pointing to the FM Stereo button in
the pictures on eBay.

--
Neil Goldstein  KD2APZ
http://www.neilgoldstein.com


Re: Tecsun PL-505 on eBay NOW!

Neil Goldstein
 

It also looks like it's smaller than the PL-606.

from the description: Unit Size: 123 (W) x 79 (H) x 20 (D) mm

the 606 is a hair larger: 127 (W) x 82 (H) x 28 (D) mm

I think we have a new ultralight

--
Neil Goldstein  KD2APZ
http://www.neilgoldstein.com


Re: Tecsun PL-505 on eBay NOW!

Neil Goldstein
 

I definitely see the 'BW' letters pointing to the FM Stereo button in
the pictures on eBay.

--
Neil Goldstein  KD2APZ
http://www.neilgoldstein.com


Tecsun PL-505 on eBay NOW!

Tom Welch
 


saturday morning

patrice.privat
 

Hi
 
 
1062 RAI Locale "Sardegna" 0520z
 
1584 BBC Worcester and Hereford ULR #263
 
Cheers de Pat


New Station overnite

ferrite61 <dxrx@...>
 

Quite a while trying for this one. WBNW 1120 is usually heard under KMOX and the occasional KPNW. This morning I finally caught a decent ID as "New Englands favorite business radio station WBNW" at 0220 EDT using the PL-210. WBNW is located in Concord, MA at 140 km running 1000 Watts at night. No sign of WPRX, and mixing with KMOX, still taking calls for the Cardinal's victory last nite. This is station #509.

Paul S. in CT


Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 10-7

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,

Like Dennis, I thought that this morning's TP signals were close to
their seasonal high, although the results here were more slanted toward
Chinese stations, and the Asian mainland (which is typical for this
location). CNR1-639 (synchros) and 738-BEL2 (Taiwan Fisheries) both had
their best signals of the season, and 936-Anhui had good audio at
times. A big surprise was 657-Pyongyang with a clean, sine-wave carrier
(although the programming was still obnoxious). 738-Taiwan's signal was
strong this morning, but with undermodulated audio, and a throbbing
hum. Longwave TP's were modest, with the stronger Radio Rossii outlets
at fair levels and 164-Mongolia producing threshold audio.

164-Mongolia Very weak female-voiced news after 1300, // 4895 kHz
189-R. Rossii Fair with Russian speech at 1304
234-R.Rossii Poor-fair with Russian at 1307
279-R.Rossii Fair with music at 1255
558-HLQH Daegu, S. Korea Fair w/ music at 1333, apparently // with 603
594-JOAK Tokyo, Japan Very strong with Japanese weather report at
1358 http://www.mediafire.com/?zy2s930pynp3ebx
603-HLSA Namyang, S. Korea Fair at times with music around 1345
639-CNR1 China (synchros) Best signals of season with male-female
voice news 1400
http://www.mediafire.com/?dv0kv88dvsc9zze
657-Pyongyang Clean signal but typical male/female tirades around 1343
http://www.mediafire.com/?j3cupncy7k4p4ju
738-BEL2 Penghu, Taiwan Strong, undermodulated signal with throbbing
hum all morning
http://www.mediafire.com/?xyhx16mgq7s9brr
747-JOIB Sapporo, Japan Very strong with Japanese music at 1354
774-JOUB Akita, Japan Fair through KTTH splatter around 1336
828-JOBB Osaka, Japan Good with Japanese music program 1350
936- Anhui, China Good at times with Chinese conversation around 1345
http://www.mediafire.com/?4rm6gvolr31b1a0
972-HLCA Dangjin, S. Korea Good with Korean conversation at 1351
1044-CRI Fair-good foreign language program at 1331
1053-Korean Jammer Strong with buzzing signal 1329
1134-KBS Hwaseong, S. Korea Good Korean conversation at 1407
1566-HLAZ Jeju, S. Korea Very good w/ Japanese religious pgm 1325
1575-VOA Ban Rassom, Thailand Poor-fair in Asiatic language 1327

73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
Tecsun PL-380 Ultralight + 8" Longwave and Medium Wave FSL's


0520 utc

patrice.privat
 

Hi
 
ce matin 07h20 heure locale, decrochages régionaux RAI
 
1575 khz RAI Liguria
 
1449 khz RAI Lombardia
 
1116  khz RAI Piemonte
 
Patrice


Re: The next wave of radios coming from Tecsun?

Mike Lukinov
 

I see;)even BW sign near FM ST button on PL-505, on PL-606 I change BW via this button w/o this sign :)
What BW supported - it's a question

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

I don't see the icon which indicates variable bandwidth, so it appears this may only have the single 3 khz (per sideband) filtering of the PL-300WT and PL-360?

Kevin S


Re: SRF-59 showcased in season opener of House

R. Mark Barnett
 

I would think it is very uncomfortable to watch "House" on a PL-310!  Humm converting a PL-310 to receive digital TV  audio would be hard enough.... video would be QUITE the mod,,,,  :-)

Mark Barnett   N8PGV

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--- On Tue, 10/4/11, pe1etr wrote:

From: pe1etr
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: SRF-59 showcased in season opener of House
To: ultralightdx@...
Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2011, 8:42 PM

 

My SRF-59 is stereo.

I'm also wondering how you watch "House" on a PL-310 !

Peter
Shenzhen, China

--- In ultralightdx@..., "Stu" wrote:
>
>
> I saw that too. Good (though not stereo) radio, good program, good actor/director. I was surprised it wasn't a transparent institutional version, though.
>
> OT mode on >>> Hugh Laurie seems to put a lot of himself into the House character -- guitars all over the old apartment, upright piano, rips to MP3 players, obsession with the blues and N'Awlins and SOTA turntables acknowledged in the credits. And now a bluesy album with Sir Tom Jones, done in NO and previewed on PBS < >
> I watch House on my PL-310.
>
> --- In ultralightdx@..., Antonios Kekalos wrote:
> >
> > Anyone happening to be watching the season opener of House? He's in prison,
> > waiting for his parole in 5 days. One of the other convicts says he wants
> > House's "stereo and headphones" which turns out to be a Sony SRF-59. The
> > little wonder radio has made it to the big time!
> >
> > --
> > Tony, N4RNI
> > Traverse City, MI
> >
> > Not every conspiracy is a theory-AMC's Rubicon
> > Before you embark on a journey of revenge dig two graves-Confucius
> >
>


New Stations for September

edsemrad
 

Reception has been good this past month. There have been many openings in the 500 mile range and this has allowed me to add quite a few new regional stations. I have been rotating the BOG about 30 degrees every week or so and that gave me new stations each time. Also, with the occasional distant surprise station I have a feeling this should be a very good season.

To catch up, below are my loggings since my last report:
The radios used are 3 PL-380's and a PL-310. Each is connected to a portable audio recorder. The Total Recorder is also used to make recordings during the early AM. The antennas are a 500 foot BOG with the output split to two 380's, a 7.5 inch ferrite and a crate loop respectively. All station ID's were recorded and saved as MP3's. The times are CDST.

On 8/30/11: Reception average and noisy.

1240 khz. WTAX Springfield, IL. 0600am. "1240 AM 107.5 FM news-radio WTAX Springfield." Lucky to catch this one but I always have at least one radio tuned to a GY frequency for just that unexpected TOH ID to rise out of the jumble.

9/1/11: Reception better but mostly only relogs of regional stations. Two new ones though.

790 khz. WPIC Sharon, PA. 2000pm. "…news leader – news-talk 790 WPIC Sharon/ (?). A Cumulus media station. " Then into ABC news. (RX#1)

960 khz. WHAK Rogers City, MI. 2009pm. I caught the end of a football game. "Tune in next time for more exciting Alcona Tigers on Thunder Country. WWTH FM Oscoda, WHAK AM Rogers City." (RX#3)

9/7/11: Reception continues to improve as the lower part of the band opens up.

660 khz. KCRO Omaha, NE. 0600am. "KCRO Omaha. This is Christian talk."

690 khz. WELD Fisher, WV. 2000pm. First a Beach Boys song then "Classic hits WELD AM690 Fisher, your local station."

9/8/11: Good early morning but dies off and then nothing for days.

1400 khz. KVFD Fort Dodge, IA. 0300am. "Your home for Lou Dobs, 8 to 11 on the voice of Fort Dodge, 1400 KVFD Fort Dodge. Here's the latest from ABC news."

9/13/11: Finally an opening.

1270 khz. WXYT. Detroit, MI. 0400am. Don't know how I missed this one till now. "On the news talk radio 1270 WXYT." Then repeats again – "On the news talk radio 1270 WXYT" Then singing "1270 WXYT."

1230 khz. WJOB Hammond, IN. 0800am. "This is (?). You are listening to AM 1230 Hammond Indiana."

9/14/11: Many relogs coming from the south.

1260 khz. WYDE, Birmingham, AL. 0600am. Not much heard except the quick rise in signal at the TOH. "WYDE
Birmingham." Then fades into jumble.

1320 khz. WMSR, Manchester, TN. 0602am. First CBS news then "…next on WMRS Manchester." (RX#2)

9/15/11: Yesterday's opening closed. Not a good day.

1280 khz. KYRO, Potosi, MI. 0600am. "AM 1280 KYRO Potosi."

1410 khz. KGRN, Grinnell, IA. 0605am. Again, right place, right time as the ID rises from nothing. "1410 KGRN, Grinnell." (RX#3)

9/16/11: Noisy band today.

940 khz. WECO, Wartburg, TN. 0600am. First religious music, then "AM 940 WECO."

9/19/11: After three days of nothing finally an opening. The GY stations are unusually clear but short lived today.

1060 khz. WMCL, Mc Leansboro, IL. 1900pm. "You're listening to WMCL AM 1060 Mc Leansboro." Then CBS news. (RX#3)

1230 khz. WMPC, Lapeer, MI. 1900pm. "Since 1926, 1230 on the AM dial, this is WMPC Lapeer MI. It's 8 o'clcok." (RX#1)

1340 khz. WAGN, Menominee MI. 1900pm. "1340 WAGN Menominee/Marinette." (RX#2)

9/20/11: Conditions improving, good sunset reception.

1400 khz. WRDB. Reedsburg, WI. 0300am. "Good morning everyone. This is WRDB." A great catch by the Total Recorder.

1530 khz. WYGR Wyoming, MI. 1900pm. I missed this on the first review of the recording, but on replay I heard Wyoming which caught my ear. After heavy Audition processing I was able to hear under WCKY, when the WCKY announcer had a vocal pause – "The pulse of the city, WYGR 1530 Wyoming." Unfortunately not from the state of Wyoming but the city in MI. Still, a keeper.

The rest of the month's loggings will be coming tomorrow.

My totals are now at 712 stations, 40 states, 6 provinces, 4 countries and 46 graveyard.

Ed Semrad
Lake Villa, IL


Re: The next wave of radios coming from Tecsun?

Kevin Schanilec
 

I don't see the icon which indicates variable bandwidth, so it appears this may only have the single 3 khz (per sideband) filtering of the PL-300WT and PL-360?

Kevin S

--- In ultralightdx@..., "gordstaples49" <gordstaples49@...> wrote:

Interesting but from the inside photo, it looks like it may have the same small ferrite antenna that the PL380 has. Wonder how it performs on the MW band.

Gord

--- In ultralightdx@..., "mikl1962" <mikl1962@> wrote:

Functionally it's the same as PL-606.
And of course w/o direct freq input
I have only one question - which revision of Si4734 used.
All previous DSP radios from Tecsun used old B20 :(
I want to see D60 with better specs

--- In ultralightdx@..., Jerry Popiel <jerry_popiel@> wrote:

Great info. Nice compact radio, but it looks like it does not have a Keypad for direct frequency access? 
 
Jerry 


Re: The next wave of radios coming from Tecsun?

Mike Lukinov
 

I paid attention on this fact too. My PL-606 has longer ferrite.

--- In ultralightdx@..., "gordstaples49" <gordstaples49@...> wrote:

Interesting but from the inside photo, it looks like it may have the same small ferrite antenna that the PL380 has. Wonder how it performs on the MW band.

Gord

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