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Newfoundland Ultralight Radio Logs May 20

Allen Willie
 

A few more "new ones" added to the Ultralight Radio logbook over the past few days.

1476 khz - EGYPT - ERTU Al - Quran al Karim 23:55 UTC 5/15/13 Chants only with abrupt end to transmission at 00:00 UTC several evenings lately.
Thanks to Mauno Ritola for help with this one regarding it's possible identity . Iran also on this frequency however it does not end it's broadcast at that time.

Ultralight Station # 1043 Trans-Atlantic Station # 455



1230 khz - BRAZIL - Radio Correio da Sera AM, Barbacera 00:28 UTC 5/19/13 Latin type music, ID , Portuguese talk by man ( in for about 15 minutes strong) also many mentions of Brazil

Ultralight Station # 1044 Latin Station # 197



1250 khz - BRAZIL - Radio Metropolitana ZYL 367 Vespasiano 7:16 UTC 5/20/13 Religious sermon or talk program by male preacher in Portuguese , ID then into musical variety with woman at TOH, numerous mentions of Brazil

Ultralight Station # 1045 Latin Station # 198



Receiver: SRF-M37W barefoot


Good DX

Allen Willie
Bristol's Hope, Newfoundland
47:43N 53:11W


Re: PL-380 earphone jack

Michael <michael.setaazul@...>
 

Yep, stereo it is. Jerry, but sometimes
the music would sound better on " mute" :-)

Michael

----- Original Message ----- From: mzya

Jerry - mine is stereo. Some mono plugs may give you a ring-to-sleeve short,
so I would avoid sticking any mono plug in the phone jack. My stereo to mono whip
ties the tip and ring to the tip in the mono jack. So far I haven't destroyed anything.
Mike AD1OS


Re: PL-380 earphone jack

mike z
 

Jerry - mine is stereo. Some mono plugs may give you a ring-to-sleeve short, so I would avoid sticking any mono plug in the phone jack. My stereo to mono whip ties the tip and ring to the tip in the mono jack. So far I haven't destroyed anything.
Mike AD1OS


Re: Six New Files

just_rtfm
 

Thanks for the feedback, Paul. I recreated that PDF.

http://home.comcast.net/~phils_radio_designs/Science_Fair_Radio.pdf

Regards,
Phil


Re: Six New Files

ferrite61 <dxrx@...>
 

Phil, thanks much for these files. Unfortunately, I can't get the "Science Fair" pdf to open... all the others are fine. I checked your website, with exact same results.

Paul S. in CT

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

Hi everyone!

I added 6 files to my site:

KA321 MW voltage to frequency equation...
http://home.comcast.net/~phils_radio_designs/KA321_MW.pdf

KA321 FM voltage to frequency equation...
http://home.comcast.net/~phils_radio_designs/KA321_FM.pdf

KA321 SW voltage to frequency equations...
http://home.comcast.net/~phils_radio_designs/KA321_SW.pdf

RadioShack 12-586...
http://home.comcast.net/~phils_radio_designs/RadioShack_12586.pdf

Science Fair Radio...
http://home.comcast.net/~phils_radio_designs/Science_Fair_Radio.pdf

JFET Hellenedyne...
http://home.comcast.net/~phils_radio_designs/JFET_Hellenedyne.pdf

Regards,
Phil
http://home.comcast.net/~phils_radio_designs/


Six New Files

just_rtfm
 


Re: PL-380 earphone jack

ww0e@...
 

thanks Michael,
so is the PL-380 take a mono or stereo phono plug adapter?

Jerry



From: "Michael"
To: ultralightdx@...
Sent: Thursday, May 16, 2013 8:14:28 AM
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Re: PL-380  earphone jack

 

Good suggestion, Joe.

I might add that I have had similar success by carefully inserting a
pencil refill-lead and very gently rubbing the contacts inside.

Michael

----- Original Message ----- From: josephrot

I might add here that many receivers 1/8 inch and 1/4 inch headphone connectors can and usually
eventually do get oxidized contacts, where you usually can not reach them to clean. polish and
lightly lube them.

One "tool" we use is to lightly saturate a "Q Tip" like cotton applicator, with quality tuner
cleaner/lube, where MOST but not ALL of the cotton at the tip is smashed to make tinier, or removed
to leave a small amount cotton on these.

Making sure that the cotton comes back to you, you might CAREFULLY insert into the headphone jack
and rotate a few times, circulating back and forth as well.

That will in many instances, clean-and-lube enough of the contacts that likely caused your initial
problems.

Again, making sure no cotton is left inside the connector, you might have to repeat the above two or
so times to really clean what can be.

You can also do the above after removing the chassis totally, thus exposing the connector more
fully, possibly gaining you better access to perform the above.

As a final note, we have done the above for a great many years on receivers of all ages, many Sat
800's, Tecsun PL's, vintage Grundigs, and others.

Headphone jacks/plugs are a constant, somewhat chronic source of exciting problems, especially as
they or the headphones being plugged in age and/or oxidation and dirty contacts set in.

Joe



--
Jerry  WWØE
 
"Dots and Dashes"  -
the original digital mode.




Re: Best Tecsun Seller On eBay.com

George Sherman
 

--- In ultralightdx@..., "AsitPaul.Ovi" <asit.paul@...> wrote:

Who is the best Tecsun seller on eBay.com? I came across bigbargainonline, tquchina, anon-co? Who is reputed for fast delivery, genuine products, status reports and English Manual?
Your help is needed!

Anon-co is great to deal with. But *most* Tecsun models are available through Kaito USA, with a 1 year warranty. The advertise on Amazon and on eBay (I think their user ID is Electronnix or something like that).

I think on Amazon it says sold by Kaito USA & fulfilled by Amazon, so if that's the case, I think they can be returned if a person doesn't like it. And the 1 year warranty from the US distributor is good.

I got my Tecsun PL-310 from Ms. Joyce/anon-co. She checks them before sending. Mine had the tuning knob break off (not her fault). Somehow I managed to Super Glue it perfectly & no problems since. It's my main radio for FM DX, with over 500 FM heard on it. On MW I've had very weak audio from a few overseas stations. 73, George S., MN


Re: Michael PL-380 earphone jack

josephrot
 

You will find that products by Tech-Spray and their Rid-Ox line's Contact Protector/Enhancer are as well thought of as Caig's products, and they have worked very well for years.

Beware of over-spray, and clean up any, just as you would if using Caig's.

We have found that these two brands, a little goes a long way, and they can be used interchangeably if you really have to, although we all prefer sticking to all one side, so to speak.

Joe

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

Useful tip, Gary. But does anybody know of an
equivalent to Caig De-Oxit right of The Pond ???

I have used Servisol Super 10 switch-cleaning lubricant,
but am not sure of its credentials...

Michael

----- Original Message ----- From: Gary

Hi Michael, Joe, Mike and Jerry,

A professional technician tip to clear up these intermittent earphone jacks is to spray Caig De-Oxit
on the earphone cord plug tip, plug it in to the jack, and rotate it around a few times. Repeat this
procedure until all intermittent problems are cleared up, then wipe the earphone plug tip dry with a
clean cloth, and re-insert the plug into the earphone jack a few times, continuing to dry the plug
as necessary until the plug comes out of the socket in a relatively dry state. This procedure
corrects the intermittent problem in about 99% of cases.

73, Gary DeBock (in Puytallup, WA, USA)
Ex- U.S. Navy Sonar Technician


Newfoundland Ultralight Radio Log May 17

Allen Willie
 

Hello All,

Another new station heard early this morning. Ironically when it's callsign was previously WPEN I could never manage to log it then.

950 - WKDN - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 8:00 UTC May 17 w/ "Sound of the New Life & Family Radio" ID's
"This is Your station for Traditional Christian music WKDN AM Philadelphia" ID, music
(no usual CKNB in New Brunswick audible at the time, Reloj from Cuba was weak underneath )


Ultralight Station # 1042


Good DX

Allen Willie
Bristol's Hope, Newfoundland
47:43N 53:11W


Newfoundland Ultralight Radio Logs May 15 - 16

Allen Willie
 

Hello To All,


Two new stations added to the Ultralight Radio logbook recently as follows:

1090 khz - Colombia - HJBC Cucata 7:28 UTC May 15 w/ Spanish talk & Caracol ID's // HJAT 1100 Barranquilla

Ultralight Station # 1040 Latin Station # 196



1220 khz - WWSF - Sanford, Maine 8:03 UTC May 16 w/ Legendary singers & songs format including Debbie Reynold's song "Tammy" , signal faded shortly afterwards
email to station, received back verifying time and song played

Ultralight Station # 1041


Receiver: SRF-M37W barefoot


Good DX

Allen Willie
Bristol's Hope, Newfoundland
47:43N 53:11W


Re: PL-380 earphone jack

ww0e@...
 

It appears the two springy contacts might be spread apart?





Anyone out there have problems with the head phone jack.
The plug has to be wiggled or pulled about half way out to hear from them.
A friend touched up the solder joints there, still does not work properly.
Tried another pair, same thing.

Jerry WWØE




Re: PL-380 earphone jack

Michael <michael.setaazul@...>
 

Useful tip, Gary. But does anybody know of an
equivalent to Caig De-Oxit right of The Pond ???

I have used Servisol Super 10 switch-cleaning lubricant,
but am not sure of its credentials...

Michael

----- Original Message ----- From: Gary

Hi Michael, Joe, Mike and Jerry,

A professional technician tip to clear up these intermittent earphone jacks is to spray Caig De-Oxit
on the earphone cord plug tip, plug it in to the jack, and rotate it around a few times. Repeat this
procedure until all intermittent problems are cleared up, then wipe the earphone plug tip dry with a
clean cloth, and re-insert the plug into the earphone jack a few times, continuing to dry the plug
as necessary until the plug comes out of the socket in a relatively dry state. This procedure
corrects the intermittent problem in about 99% of cases.

73, Gary DeBock (in Puytallup, WA, USA)
Ex- U.S. Navy Sonar Technician


Re: PL-380 earphone jack

Gary DeBock
 

Hi Michael, Joe, Mike and Jerry,
 
A professional technician tip to clear up these intermittent earphone jacks is to spray Caig De-Oxit on the earphone cord plug tip, plug it in to the jack, and rotate it around a few times. Repeat this procedure until all intermittent problems are cleared up, then wipe the earphone plug tip dry with a clean cloth, and re-insert the plug into the earphone jack a few times, continuing to dry the plug as necessary until the plug comes out of the socket in a relatively dry state. This procedure corrects the intermittent problem in about 99% of cases.
 
73, Gary DeBock (in Puytallup, WA, USA)
Ex- U.S. Navy Sonar Technician
 
 
 
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael
To: ultralightdx
Sent: Thu, May 16, 2013 6:09 am
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Re: PL-380 earphone jack

 
Good suggestion, Joe.

I might add that I have had similar success by carefully inserting a
pencil refill-lead and very gently rubbing the contacts inside.

Michael

----- Original Message ----- From: josephrot

I might add here that many receivers 1/8 inch and 1/4 inch headphone connectors can and usually
eventually do get oxidized contacts, where you usually can not reach them to clean. polish and
lightly lube them.

One "tool" we use is to lightly saturate a "Q Tip" like cotton applicator, with quality tuner
cleaner/lube, where MOST but not ALL of the cotton at the tip is smashed to make tinier, or removed
to leave a small amount cotton on these.

Making sure that the cotton comes back to you, you might CAREFULLY insert into the headphone jack
and rotate a few times, circulating back and forth as well.

That will in many instances, clean-and-lube enough of the contacts that likely caused your initial
problems.

Again, making sure no cotton is left inside the connector, you might have to repeat the above two or
so times to really clean what can be.

You can also do the above after removing the chassis totally, thus exposing the connector more
fully, possibly gaining you better access to perform the above.

As a final note, we have done the above for a great many years on receivers of all ages, many Sat
800's, Tecsun PL's, vintage Grundigs, and others.

Headphone jacks/plugs are a constant, somewhat chronic source of exciting problems, especially as
they or the headphones being plugged in age and/or oxidation and dirty contacts set in.

Joe


Re: PL-380 earphone jack

Michael <michael.setaazul@...>
 

Good suggestion, Joe.

I might add that I have had similar success by carefully inserting a
pencil refill-lead and very gently rubbing the contacts inside.

Michael

----- Original Message ----- From: josephrot

I might add here that many receivers 1/8 inch and 1/4 inch headphone connectors can and usually
eventually do get oxidized contacts, where you usually can not reach them to clean. polish and
lightly lube them.

One "tool" we use is to lightly saturate a "Q Tip" like cotton applicator, with quality tuner
cleaner/lube, where MOST but not ALL of the cotton at the tip is smashed to make tinier, or removed
to leave a small amount cotton on these.

Making sure that the cotton comes back to you, you might CAREFULLY insert into the headphone jack
and rotate a few times, circulating back and forth as well.

That will in many instances, clean-and-lube enough of the contacts that likely caused your initial
problems.

Again, making sure no cotton is left inside the connector, you might have to repeat the above two or
so times to really clean what can be.

You can also do the above after removing the chassis totally, thus exposing the connector more
fully, possibly gaining you better access to perform the above.

As a final note, we have done the above for a great many years on receivers of all ages, many Sat
800's, Tecsun PL's, vintage Grundigs, and others.

Headphone jacks/plugs are a constant, somewhat chronic source of exciting problems, especially as
they or the headphones being plugged in age and/or oxidation and dirty contacts set in.

Joe


Re: PL-380 earphone jack

mike z
 

GM Jerry - pulling them out a bit sounds more like an internal jack problem. Not sure if the jack is compatible with stereo and mono. I have a couple of "whips" that go between the phones and the radios. Some are ST to mono, mono to ST, and straight thrus. Plugging and unplugging wear is pretty much limited to the jacks on the "whips".
For cleaning - I'm hooked on de-oxit red.

Mike AD1OS


Re: PL-380 earphone jack

josephrot
 

I might add here that many receivers 1/8 inch and 1/4 inch headphone connectors can and usually eventually do get oxidized contacts, where you usually can not reach them to clean. polish and lightly lube them.

One "tool" we use is to lightly saturate a "Q Tip" like cotton applicator, with quality tuner cleaner/lube, where MOST but not ALL of the cotton at the tip is smashed to make tinier, or removed to leave a small amount cotton on these.

Making sure that the cotton comes back to you, you might CAREFULLY insert into the headphone jack and rotate a few times, circulating back and forth as well.

That will in many instances, clean-and-lube enough of the contacts that likely caused your initial problems.

Again, making sure no cotton is left inside the connector, you might have to repeat the above two or so times to really clean what can be.

You can also do the above after removing the chassis totally, thus exposing the connector more fully, possibly gaining you better access to perform the above.

As a final note, we have done the above for a great many years on receivers of all ages, many Sat 800's, Tecsun PL's, vintage Grundigs, and others.

Headphone jacks/plugs are a constant, somewhat chronic source of exciting problems, especially as they or the headphones being plugged in age and/or oxidation and dirty contacts set in.

Joe

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

Jerry, this not an uncommon problem with all sorts of
jack-sockets, not just in a PL-380 (although thus far mine
is ok). They don't make'em like they used to :-)

I always push the plug in with tenderness and hope
for longevity. Where possible, I leave the earphone plug
in most of the time. Sometimes you can unsolder it from
the PCB, cut the plastic away and bend the springy contacts
gently back, but this can be tricky and risky in modern radios...

Michael


----- Original Message -----
Subject: [ultralightdx] PL-380 earphone jack

Anyone out there have problems with the head phone jack.
The plug has to be wiggled or pulled about half way out to hear from them.
A friend touched up the solder joints there, still does not work properly.
Tried another pair, same thing.

Jerry WWØE


Re: PL-380 earphone jack

Michael <michael.setaazul@...>
 

Jerry, this not an uncommon problem with all sorts of
jack-sockets, not just in a PL-380 (although thus far mine
is ok). They don't make'em like they used to :-)

I always push the plug in with tenderness and hope
for longevity. Where possible, I leave the earphone plug
in most of the time. Sometimes you can unsolder it from
the PCB, cut the plastic away and bend the springy contacts
gently back, but this can be tricky and risky in modern radios...

Michael

----- Original Message -----
Subject: [ultralightdx] PL-380 earphone jack

Anyone out there have problems with the head phone jack.
The plug has to be wiggled or pulled about half way out to hear from them.
A friend touched up the solder joints there, still does not work properly.
Tried another pair, same thing.

Jerry WWØE


PL-380 earphone jack

ww0e@...
 

Anyone out there have problems with the head phone jack.
The plug has to be wiggled or pulled about half way out to hear from them.
A friend touched up the solder joints there, still does not work properly.
Tried another pair, same thing.

 
Jerry  WWØE




Re: New file uploaded to ultralightdx

Marc Coevoet
 

Op 15-05-13 20:34, ultralightdx@... schreef:

Hello,

This email message is a notification to let you know that
a file has been uploaded to the Files area of the ultralightdx
group.


How does the treshold of the 310 compares tot the 310ET?

And the quality of the radio, and on LW?

Marc

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