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Re: Guy Atkins' E100 IF Filter Modification Article

Gil Stacy
 

Steve,
Thanks for the tips. It would be great if you could move this post to
the files section of the group. Tnx.
73 Gil


Re: Hey....No Fair...this is gettin' way too tough!! Nothing New Heard Tonight!!

bbwrwy
 

Rob:

Definitely don't throw in the towel. Just take a deep breath and
charge back into the fray. One reason it is harder for you than us in
Oklahoma is that we haven't heard as many stations as you. Myself,
I'm hoping to make it to 500 by the end of the year. But it's
becoming tougher.

Best of luck.

Richard Allen
36°22'51"N / 97°56'35"W
(near Perry OK)


Re: Hey....No Fair...this is gettin' way too tough!! Nothing New Heard Tonight!!

John H. Bryant <bjohnorcas@...>
 

Hey,

I'm just following the trail of the two real Okies...  they were nice enough to share their logs with me and it seems like every time I hear what I think is a "really neat one,"  I'll check their logs and one (or usually both) of them will have heard it weeks ago.

I never imagined that there could be so many ESPN outlets, nor Radio Disney, either.  Maybe we ought to start an award for 50 ESPN outlets logged :>)

We have a actual social engagement tonight, so I'm shutting down my Ross Challenge effort a bit early.  That as a great invention, Rob!  Why do I think that most of us are sado-masochists???

John B.


At 07:01 PM 12/6/2008 -0500, you wrote:

Hi Guys:

Well......my quest to hear 600 ULR Stations by the end of the year is
fading fast!! I DX'd today for 4 Hours....2 Hours at Sunrise, and 2 Hours
at Sunset...and only heard 1 New Station!! I'm stuck at 568 Stations which
means I need 32 More stations in 25 Days.......which works out to 1.28
stations needed for every day left in the year!! My One station heard today
is .28 stations below my quota!! HAHHAHA....

This coupled with working LONG hours the past few weeks has kept me from
progressing as I would like to. I do still have 11 Days off at Christmas
which may help the cause.....but I think I'm still gonna need a few
Horseshoes inserted in the mix!! Pardon the Pun!!! HHAHA..

I'm seeing the Boys in Oklahoma logging New Ones by the Truckload ...and I
can barely scrape up one a day.....what's the deal there!!?? HAHHAHA..

Anyways......I'm not gonna throw in the towel yet......as I may get a few
days where I can log 'em in bunches...sometimes it happens that way....

I'll keep praying to the Propagation Gods....and hopefully things will get
cooking in this neck of the woods!!!

And You guys in Oklahoma.....quit hoggin' all the New Ones!!! HA!!

73...ROB.

Robert S. Ross VA3SW
Box 1003, Stn. B.
London, Ontario
CANADA N6A5K1

Antique/Vintage Radio Enthusiast
Amateur Radio Stations VA3SW/VE3JFC
Enjoy Ultralight Radio DXing......It's like being a KID again!!

Defy Physics.....Play Table Tennis!! (Ping Pong with an Attitude)
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Unid. station is WONX 1590

bbwrwy
 

I again heard the station this evening and was able to compare the
broadcast with the live stream from WONX's web site. The station is
WONX in Evanston IL. They were broadcasting an Assyrian language
church service at 2300-0000 UTC, with good signal strength into
northern Oklahoma.

WONX's web address is http://www.1590wonx.com/.

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


Hey....No Fair...this is gettin' way too tough!! Nothing New Heard Tonight!!

robert ross
 

Hi Guys:

Well......my quest to hear 600 ULR Stations by the end of the year is
fading fast!! I DX'd today for 4 Hours....2 Hours at Sunrise, and 2 Hours
at Sunset...and only heard 1 New Station!! I'm stuck at 568 Stations which
means I need 32 More stations in 25 Days.......which works out to 1.28
stations needed for every day left in the year!! My One station heard today
is .28 stations below my quota!! HAHHAHA....

This coupled with working LONG hours the past few weeks has kept me from
progressing as I would like to. I do still have 11 Days off at Christmas
which may help the cause.....but I think I'm still gonna need a few
Horseshoes inserted in the mix!! Pardon the Pun!!! HHAHA..

I'm seeing the Boys in Oklahoma logging New Ones by the Truckload ...and I
can barely scrape up one a day.....what's the deal there!!?? HAHHAHA..

Anyways......I'm not gonna throw in the towel yet......as I may get a few
days where I can log 'em in bunches...sometimes it happens that way....

I'll keep praying to the Propagation Gods....and hopefully things will get
cooking in this neck of the woods!!!

And You guys in Oklahoma.....quit hoggin' all the New Ones!!! HA!!

73...ROB.

Robert S. Ross VA3SW
Box 1003, Stn. B.
London, Ontario
CANADA N6A5K1

Antique/Vintage Radio Enthusiast
Amateur Radio Stations VA3SW/VE3JFC
Enjoy Ultralight Radio DXing......It's like being a KID again!!

Defy Physics.....Play Table Tennis!! (Ping Pong with an Attitude)
«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«


Unid. ethnic language 1590 kHz.

bbwrwy
 

On 12/5/08 @ 0430-0533 UTC, I heard a broadcast in a south Asian
language on 1590 kHz. The signal was strongest on a
northeast/southwest bearing. The NRC Log shows two possibilities,
WONX, Evanston IL and KFLE, Seattle WA. I've eliminated the latter
due to direction and band conditions. Does anyone have an ideal?

Thanks for the help.

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


Unid. ethnic language 1590 kHz.

bbwrwy
 

On 12/5/08 @ 0430-0533 UTC, I heard a broadcast in a south Asian
language on 1590 kHz. The signal was strongest on a
northeast/southwest bearing. The NRC Log shows two possibilities,
WONX, Evanston IL and KFLE, Seattle WA. I've eliminated the latter
due to direction and band conditions. Does anyone have an ideal?


Re: Guy Atkins' E100 IF Filter Modification Article

Steve Ratzlaff <steveratz@...>
 

Hi Guy,
You marked the filter common/ground pin properly. This "ground" is a matter of convenience for the circuit designer. It's an AC and RF ground not "ground" as referred to the common of the rest of the board or to the negative terminal of the battery or external power supply. As long as the filter sees an RF ground then it's happy; it doesn't matter if there's actual voltage on it (which there is in this case). And the stock filter is a plastic case so never would see any possible shorting to the "real ground" that the bottom shield on the display board presents.
Steve

----- Original Message -----
From: Guy Atkins
Sent: Saturday, December 06, 2008 11:52 AM
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Guy Atkins' E100 IF Filter Modification Article

Hi Steve,
 
Thanks for your useful comments. The E100 owner who plans to do this mod can benefit a lot from your advice.
 
I'm curious about your comment regarding the ground point on the main board actually being a positive voltage point. Unless I marked the illustration wrong, this was the stock thru-hole used by the original filter's ground pin. I can't see why positive voltage would be applied to the stock filter, a passive component.
 
73,
 
Guy



Re: Guy Atkins' E100 IF Filter Modification Article

Guy Atkins
 


Re: Guy Atkins' E100 IF Filter Modification Article

Steve Ratzlaff <steveratz@...>
 

As the guy doing "official" filter mods on the E100, if you send your radio to me, I would like to comment on that article. If you're going to install a filter yourself, you should remember some things in addition to what the article said. Be very careful unsoldering the stock IF filter; it's easy to lift the pads on the bottom of the board if you use too much heat or leave the iron on the pads too long. I use a soldersucker and a fine tip on the iron; I haven't lifted any pads for the last 5 or more radios I've worked on. Once the solder is removed, use a fine tip small screwdriver to rock the filter leads on the bottom side where the pads are, and free them from any remaining solder. On the top side, use the same small screwdriver to pry the filter out--you can use the large electrolytic cap on one side of the filter as one lever point for the screwdriver and the small electrolytic cap on the other side of the filter as the other lever point. Do not pry on the other two sides where the FM monolithic filters are!! Usually the filter pops right out after several back and forth prying movements, if you've removed all the solder from the pads and freed the leads from the pads. Inspect the pads after the filter is removed; all 3 pads must be open, you may need to use the soldersucker to remove more solder so the pads are open, or use a toothpick to clear the holes while heating the pads.
When removing plastic from the frame for the new, larger filter, don't bother using a Dremel tool. It takes less than a minute to use diagonal pliers to snip out the plastic. Note that the picture in the article shows too much plastic removed. The lanyard post must also be removed, and of course the lanyard. (Remove the screw on the top side going into the lanyard post first.) Note too that the plastic needs to be removed more to the left than the picture in the article shows. The filter MUST NOT extend under the display board (as the article photo wrongly shows)--otherwise you are very likely to short parts on the bottom of the display board. Cut out enough plastic, with the lanyard post, so the filter sits in the frame more to the left and is clear of the display board. Once the plastic section with the lanyard post is removed, there is enough space for the filter to fit and be completely clear of the display board. Note too that the "ground" of the main board where the new filter coax cable grounds attach is not a true ground, but in fact is the positive voltage supply. But the display board shield (on the bottom of the display board) is true ground. Make sure the exposed ground of the new filter coax cable connection to the board does not touch the bottom of the display board! I use a piece of black electrical tape over the coax ground point to make sure it can't short to the bottom of the display board.
Make sure you have wrapped the whole new filter with  very thin insulating material; I use clear box tape. There is also an RF choke on the top side that can touch the left side of the filter; I carefully bend that choke out of the way so it doesn't touch the filter.
This is not an easy mod to do, by any means, especially if you are trying it for the first (and only) time, on your own E100. Use the info from the article plus my updated comments, take your time, and you hopefully will have a successful filter installation, and the radio will work when you're finished! The new filter works fantastically well compared to the stock very-wide, off-frequency filter.
Incidentally, reports of the stock radio being 1 or 2 kHz off in display are totally related to the cheap stock filter. I've swept several of those stock filters on the bench, and most have their peak several kHz away from the desired IF center at 455 kHz. The new filter is centered precisely at 455kHz and the radio will now always display the correct tuned frequency. All the new filters I've measured on the bench are 2.5 kHz bandwidth. Depending on your hearing, you may find the slight loss of treble response of the much narrower filter to be worth off-tuning up or down 1 kHz to restore some treble. My (old) ears don't notice improvement by off-tuning.
73,
Steve

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, December 06, 2008 1:44 AM
Subject: [ultralightdx] Guy Atkins' E100 IF Filter Modification Article

Hello Guys,
 
     Recently a trio of fanatical Washington state experimenters finally succeeded in creating a modified Ultralight radio with both extreme sensitivity and extreme selectivity-- the "fully modified" Eton E100.  Designed by John Bryant, Guy Atkins and myself, this little DXing dynamo uses an innovative Slider loopstick for great sensitivity, and a Murata CFJ455K5 IF filter for razor-sharp selectivity.
 
     The designer of the selectivity modification, Guy Atkins, has written a very interesting article on this great technical breakthrough, which gives the tiny E100 selectivity normally only found in expensive table receivers.  Guy's classic article has just been uploaded to the Ultralight Radio File section of DXer.Ca, the home web site of the fast growing Ultralight Radio enthusiast group.  With many photos and clear technical instructions, Guy's article can assist any technically experienced hobbyist in creating his own super-selective E100, to join in the legendary fun of chasing transoceanic DX with a modified pocket radio.  Enjoy!
 
     73,  Gary DeBock
 
      




ULTRALIGHT DX...Sunrise Skip...ONE NEW Graveyarder for ULR LOG.......

robert ross
 

Hi Guys:

Listenend this morning for about 2 Hours at Sunrise but was only able
to bag one NEW STATION for the ULR LOG......At least it was a Graveyarder!!

Radio used was.......SONY SRF-T615 with 2 1/2 Foot Homebrew Tuneable Box Loop.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

ULR LOG TOTALS are now..................568 Stations Heard
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


*******************************************************************************************
1490 WMOA Marietta, OHIO Dec/06/08 0709 EST EE GOOD
PSA for "Boys and Girls Clubs of America". ID given as "Your source for
International, National and Local News.....Am 1490 WMOA..Marietta's News
and Information Station". Into POP Music.

RELOG...But NEW to ULR # 568 1 KW
ROSS, ONT.
*********************************************************************************************

73..............ROB.

Robert S. Ross VA3SW
Box 1003, Stn. B.
London, Ontario
CANADA N6A5K1

Antique/Vintage Radio Enthusiast
Amateur Radio Stations VA3SW/VE3JFC
Enjoy Ultralight Radio DXing......It's like being a KID again!!

Defy Physics.....Play Table Tennis!! (Ping Pong with an Attitude)
«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«


Guy Atkins' E100 IF Filter Modification Article

Gary DeBock
 

Hello Guys,
 
     Recently a trio of fanatical Washington state experimenters finally succeeded in creating a modified Ultralight radio with both extreme sensitivity and extreme selectivity-- the "fully modified" Eton E100.  Designed by John Bryant, Guy Atkins and myself, this little DXing dynamo uses an innovative Slider loopstick for great sensitivity, and a Murata CFJ455K5 IF filter for razor-sharp selectivity.
 
     The designer of the selectivity modification, Guy Atkins, has written a very interesting article on this great technical breakthrough, which gives the tiny E100 selectivity normally only found in expensive table receivers.  Guy's classic article has just been uploaded to the Ultralight Radio File section of DXer.Ca, the home web site of the fast growing Ultralight Radio enthusiast group.  With many photos and clear technical instructions, Guy's article can assist any technically experienced hobbyist in creating his own super-selective E100, to join in the legendary fun of chasing transoceanic DX with a modified pocket radio.  Enjoy!
 
     73,  Gary DeBock
 
      




Re: Ross Challenge and Other Doings

robert ross
 

At 09:55 PM 12/5/2008, you wrote:


This is the close of the 6th day and I have 120 new stations, so I've
crossed the 200 total station barrier and have the 7-Day Challenge
down for sure.

Way to go John......I feel quite honoured knowing that my NAME will be
gracing the walls of Stillwater Oklahoma's DX Central!!! 120 Stations in 6
days......that's not bad for an Old Feller!!!


I'm not going to do the 30-day challenge now.... I'd rather start
clear over, Barefoot, for that (maybe next year:>)

John...send your wife on a 30 Day Cruise before you start that
one.......otherwise she'll think she's the Only one living in the house as
she'll never see you!! HAHHHAHA....

Glad you had fun with the 7 Day Challenge..and it looks like you still have
24 Hours to log a few more!!

There sure is a lot of Wallpaper heading to OKLAHOMA these days!!!

73...ROB.



Robert S. Ross VA3SW
Box 1003, Stn. B.
London, Ontario
CANADA N6A5K1

Antique/Vintage Radio Enthusiast
Amateur Radio Stations VA3SW/VE3JFC
Enjoy Ultralight Radio DXing......It's like being a KID again!!

Defy Physics.....Play Table Tennis!! (Ping Pong with an Attitude)
«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«


ULTRALIGHT DX....2 NEW ONES form the other night..Late Posting!!

robert ross
 

Hi Guys:

Not much time for DX as I have been working late every night and just
too bagged out at night....or in the AM for any DXing!! However..I did log
2 NEW Ones for the ULR LOG and for the OVERALL LOG as well on Wednesday
night...but I haven't even had enough time to post them yet.........so here
they are!! Hopefully this weekend I can get back on track...and log a few
new ones!!

Radio used was....SONY SRF-T615 ULR BAREFOOT.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

ULR LOG TOTALS are now............567 Stations Heard
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


****************************************************************************************
1430 KZQZ St. Louis, MO. Dec/03/08 2103 EST EE GOOD
Oldies Music. Many IDs of differing variety. "Your #1 Oldies Station", and
"Ain't nothing like the real thing.....Real Oldies Radio", and "We're Crazy
Q",
and "Cool Oldies". Great Classic Oldies Music.

NEW STATION NEW ULR # 566 5 KW
ROSS, ONT.
******************************************************************************************
930 RADIO RELOJ CMJS Ciego De Avila, CUBA Dec/03/08 2244 EST
SPANISH FAIR
News in Spanish. Clock Ticks and RR in Morse Code on the Minute. Under
WLLL Lynchburg, VA. Surprised to hear this here!! Never heard in 35 Years
of DXing!!

NEW STATION NEW ULR # 567 10 KW
ROSS, ONT.
********************************************************************************************

73....ROB.

Robert S. Ross VA3SW
Box 1003, Stn. B.
London, Ontario
CANADA N6A5K1

Antique/Vintage Radio Enthusiast
Amateur Radio Stations VA3SW/VE3JFC
Enjoy Ultralight Radio DXing......It's like being a KID again!!

Defy Physics.....Play Table Tennis!! (Ping Pong with an Attitude)
«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«


Ross Challenge and Other Doings

John H. Bryant <bjohnorcas@...>
 

We got back to Stillwater, OK after Thanksgiving in Texas with family and I finally got half of my Wellbrook Array up (NW and SE.) On the 30th, despite having too much to do, I decided to spend a little time DXing using the Slider coupled to the Wellbrook. I was really just filling in my Spectrum Chart (like the one in dxer.ca) First, I added in the 80 stations that I heard last Spring during the Sprint, because they were the only Ultralighting I'd already done from here in Oklahoma. I already had an Ultralight Oklahoma database because I had to turn one in for the Sprint, so I just started adding to that database, too. What fun, practically starting from scratch with an excellent antenna and a good radio! The first three days, I just DXed for a couple of hours at sunrise and sunset, but after three days, I was surprised to find that I had well over 60 new ones, not relogging any of the first 80.

I don't like operating under pressure, but I really wanted one of those nice Ross Challenge Awards for my wall and I figgered it was now or never, so I kept going. Conditions are particularly good right now, with longer SRS and SS periods due to the steeply slanting sun, so things went really well.

This is the close of the 6th day and I have 120 new stations, so I've crossed the 200 total station barrier and have the 7-Day Challenge down for sure.
I'll upload my best catches after tomorrow, as well as count up for other awards, but I want to do the complete 7 days first.

I'm not going to do the 30-day challenge now.... I'd rather start clear over, Barefoot, for that (maybe next year:>)

In the meantime, I'm looking forward to slowing down and really analyzing the band, one channel at a time... I think that I'll also start doing some over-night TOH recordings with my laptop and Total Recorder on selected channels. That is the standard technique with the GY DXers and I'd like to apply it to other parts of the band, too. I'm convinced there us a lot more there than we usually here.

Speaking of "more there," this evening, at 0207 UTC, I happened to be sitting on 1130 and heard most of a traffic report, naming a number of the suburbs of Vancouver, BC. It all sounded quite familiar as that was/is one of my Nemesis stations in Washington state, "News 1130 CKWX, Vancouver!!!" That is my first West Coast station from here with an Ultralight. It was my 199th station.

Well, I owe some people e-mails and the design for a GY DXers Ultralight Award, but the Ross Challenge is still calling. Forgive me, I'll return to semi-normalcy after tomorrow.



John B.
Stillwater, OK, USA
Rcvrs: Hotrodded NRD-535, Slider e100's
Antennas: Wellbrook Phased Array


Re: Quantum QX-Pro Loop with E100 slider?

Gary Kinsman
 

Hi Brandon,

Another possibility is to use the Quantum Coupler inductively with
the stock E100 ferrite bar.

http://www.dxtools.com/QCoupler.htm

This is how I connect my QX Pro to my Sat 800, and it works very
well this way -- much better than with a direct connection.

Regards,
Gary

--- In ultralightdx@..., "Brandon Jordan" <bcdx.org@...>
wrote:

Hi folks. I am finally jumping in on the ultralight craze and
yesterday evening I ordered everything needed to make an E100
slider. It hit me today that I have one of the older model Quantum
QX-Pro ferrite antenna, the one with a 15" ferrite bar. What would
be the best option of using this with the E100 slider? My first
though would be to feed the QX-Pro output to the slider external
antenna input. I am just concerned that the signal from the 7.5"
slider antenna would degrade the nulling capacity of the QX-Pro.
Any thought on this?

If anyone has any suggestions or advice, I would sure appreciate
anything. I am especially interested on coming up with the best
way to utilize the large Quantum QX-Pro antenna. Thanks!


Oklahoma DX'ing

Kirk Allen <kirk74601@...>
 

I continue to be amazed when I read reports from you all that have
bagged over 400 or even 500 ULR stations and STILL can find new
stations. Way to go guys, my hat is off!

We now have a full crew of three ULR DX'ers here in northcentral
Oklahoma with the arrival of John B. I sure enjoy comparing notes
with John and Richard A. It really helps! Good luck on the Ross
challenge, John. You'll make it no doubt.

A few more newbies for the ULR log here. Tnx to John and Richard for
pointing out some of these.

1130, KFAN, Minneapolis, MN, 0052, 12/5, "Your home for Vikings
football, KFAN.." G signal.

940, KVSN, Valentine, NE, 0153, 12/5, hrd an oldies song then some
lcl ads, ID.

710, KEEL, Shreveport, LA, 0257, 12/5, Talk show winding up, "KEEL
Shreveport" ID 0300.

810, XEFW, Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico, 0308-0414, 12/5, Hrd mixing
at times with another sta in SS. The QRM'er, which I couldn't ID,
was playing rap crap in SS....oh PLEEEZE! Finally started hearing
some "Radio Estrella" IDs from XEFW. Never hrd call letters, but an
ID at 0414 was, "Radio Estrella...Tampico."

1580, KKKK, Colorado Springs, CO, 0804-0908, 12/5, ABC nx at t/in,
lcl ads. One ad was in SS, but their main programming was in EE.
Clear and loud ID 0900 mentioning what I presume to be a
network, "Rocky Mountain Radio" because the ancr listed 4 or maybe 5
different radio stations in CO. It was probably wise they didn't name
the station with only three K's. Listed night pwr of 62 watts.

1310, KFKA, Greely, CO, 1450-1505, 12/5, tlk show w/ lcl ads
following, ID 1500. I have an old girlfriend that lived in Greely
many long yrs ago.

I've been trying to take advantage of a lot of time on my hands for
DXing, but tomorrow I start my new job, so I won't be buggin' you
guys as much, ha ha.

73's Gents,

Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK


Re: Protective Case for E100 Slider Radios

Guy Atkins
 

Hi Jay,
 
Thanks for mentioning the Stormcase source. I've never heard of that brand before, and the construction and quality look the same as Pelican. I do like the better price! $33.00 is a lot easier on the wallet than $50 for the Pelican 1200. It looks like either brand will provide tank-like protection for whatever's inside.
 
Guy
 
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Jay Heyl
Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2008 9:29 PM
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Protective Case for E100 Slider Radios

On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 11:54 PM, Guy Atkins <dx@guyatkins.com> wrote:

Hi Gary & Kevin,
 
The Pelican model 1200 case would be very nice for protecting an E100 with 7.5" slider antenna, assuming the radio has a compact mounting method such as the section of plastic level that Gary uses. I have a couple of up-close photos of the 1200 on my blog:

Nothing at all against Pelican, but those looking to evaluate alternatives might also want to look at Stormcase. Same basic concept as the Pelicans with a few different features that may or may not make them a better choice for a particular application. The Stormcase 2050 is comparable to the Pelican 1200.

I bought a large Stormcase that safely and securely holds most of my radio gear in one case. I've been very happy with it.

I'd also recommend www.cases4less.com as a source for both Pelican and Stormcase products. Their prices are very competitive and I was happy with the service when I bought my Stormcase a couple years ago.

  -- Jay


Re: Protective Case for E100 Slider Radios

Jay Heyl
 


Re: Protective Case for E100 Slider Radios

Guy Atkins
 

Hi Gary & Kevin,
 
The Pelican model 1200 case would be very nice for protecting an E100 with 7.5" slider antenna, assuming the radio has a compact mounting method such as the section of plastic level that Gary uses. I have a couple of up-close photos of the 1200 on my blog:
 
 
I use the Pelican case to protect and transport some hard drives. These cases come with "pluck out" foam squares that are handy to custom fit whatever you care carrying in the case.
 
73,
 
Guy Atkins
Puyallup, WA
 
 
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2008 11:46 AM
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Ultralight TP's for 12-04-08

Hi Kevin,
 
     For those with the compact plastic slider E100's, (like you, me and Collin), I'm currently searching for suitable soft plastic containers that would be a nice fit for DXpedition use, with plentiful padding for any contingency.  Lacking that, I'll probably switch over to the woodworking shop to design and build something that looks like a DXer's jewelry case :>)
 
     73,  Gary 



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