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Carrying radios while out and about

Paul Blundell
 

Hi all,
I am sure this is a subject that rings true with a lot of radio type people, when out and about how do you carry your radios and other accessories?

With the warmer weather just starting down this end of the world I will be taking my radio hobby and radios out portable a lot more, this means finding a good way to carry them. I have used "Pelican" type hard cases in the past and also digital camera bags and normal back packs. These all have advantages and disadvantages in each case. Does any specialist or custom radio carry gear exist?

Paul
Tasmania, Australia
http://ulmwdx.blogspot.com.au/


WHEW 1380 TN on late

Dave Hascall
 

They just got their license back, last month, now WHEW is on past their bedtime with Regional Mexican music and Bonita slogans.  New to ULR logbook and // to a delayed webstream.  Looking for KCII. ULR #301.

1380 TN Franklin 10/23 2015 Regional Mexican and Bonita slogans.  // to web stream DH-IN

Dave Hascall Indianapolis IN Tecsun PL-606 Barefoot. Time EDT


Re: CC Pocket Radio

Paul S. in CT
 

Sorry, my mistake... I was thinking of the CC SW Pocket Radio, that does look like an Eton-100/PL-200 radio. It appears that yours is the Sangean DT-400 type.

Paul S. in CT


Re: New Loggings - 23/10/2013

Paul Blundell
 

Hi Garry,

Thanks for posting the link to your audio recording. I was quite happy to hear that station last night. I am planning on doing a serious DXing session later this week from a location which I hope will provide some good signals.

Paul


On Thu, Oct 24, 2013 at 9:24 AM, <D1028Gary@...> wrote:
 

Hi Paul,
 
Thanks for posting your new logs from Tasmania.
 
One of those new loggings (792-4RN) is a major Australian big gun which blasts into the Oregon state coastline during ocean cliff DXpeditions each summer here on the USA west coast. A recording of it pegging my PL-380's S/N readout (using a new 12" FSL antenna) with its distinctive music last August 16th is posted at the link below.
 
 
73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA) 
 
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Paul <tanger32au@...>
To: ultralightdx <ultralightdx@...>
Sent: Wed, Oct 23, 2013 1:46 pm
Subject: [ultralightdx] New Loggings - 23/10/2013

 
Last night I was a little bit latter then normal with my listening on the band, this meant that some of the domestic band noise that I normally get had died down. The result of this is three new stations being logged. I also heard some signals on 711kHz but not to a level where I was comfortable with confirming the ID of them.

792 4RN Brisbane National
1476 4ZR Roma/St George Commercial
1476 5MG Mount Gambier National

Paul
Launceston, Tasmania
http://ulmwdx.blogspot.com.au/



Re: New Loggings - 23/10/2013

Gary DeBock
 

Hi Paul,
 
Thanks for posting your new logs from Tasmania.
 
One of those new loggings (792-4RN) is a major Australian big gun which blasts into the Oregon state coastline during ocean cliff DXpeditions each summer here on the USA west coast. A recording of it pegging my PL-380's S/N readout (using a new 12" FSL antenna) with its distinctive music last August 16th is posted at the link below.
 
 
73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA) 
 
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul
To: ultralightdx
Sent: Wed, Oct 23, 2013 1:46 pm
Subject: [ultralightdx] New Loggings - 23/10/2013

 
Last night I was a little bit latter then normal with my listening on the band, this meant that some of the domestic band noise that I normally get had died down. The result of this is three new stations being logged. I also heard some signals on 711kHz but not to a level where I was comfortable with confirming the ID of them.

792 4RN Brisbane National
1476 4ZR Roma/St George Commercial
1476 5MG Mount Gambier National

Paul
Launceston, Tasmania
http://ulmwdx.blogspot.com.au/


New Loggings - 23/10/2013

Paul Blundell
 

Last night I was a little bit latter then normal with my listening on the band, this meant that some of the domestic band noise that I normally get had died down. The result of this is three new stations being logged. I also heard some signals on 711kHz but not to a level where I was comfortable with confirming the ID of them.

792 4RN Brisbane National
1476 4ZR Roma/St George Commercial
1476 5MG Mount Gambier National

Paul
Launceston, Tasmania
http://ulmwdx.blogspot.com.au/


Re: My First Impressions on CC Pocket AM/FM Weather Radio

DiamJ
 

Gregory,

I meant the little-known Sangean DT200X. Much the same as the 400W but without weather band (which for most dxers isn't that important).
Follow this link to see it:

http://www.sangean.com/products/product_spec.asp?mid=50

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, <gmosherat@...> wrote:

DiamJ,


Perhaps you are thinking of the CC Pocket SW radio? It looks and has similar features to the Tecsun PL 200.


The CC pocket AM FM Weather is very similar to the Sangean DT-400W.


Regards,
Gregory


---In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, <jimzoz@> wrote:

OK, not a clone but we'll call it an upgrade.

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com mailto:ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, <gkinsman@> wrote:
>
> Although on AM the CC Pocket has wide/narrow DSP filters and optional 1 kHz tuning, so it's not really a clone of the DT-400W either.
>
>
>
>
> ---In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com mailto:ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, <ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com mailto:ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
>
> The CC Pocket Radio seems to be more a clone of the Sangean DT400W than the Tecsun PL210. My Sangean bit the dust and I replaced it with a Degen DE1105 which does not have NOAA, tunes to 1KHz on the MW band.also has SW. Much more satisfied. The Sangean did receive well but did not have the memory buttons of the CC Pocket otherwise appearance and specs and the LCD display are the same. The Sangean was Yellow not grey and rubberized as the CC Pocket.
>
>
>
>
> From: "gmosherat@" <gmosherat@>
> To: ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com mailto:ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Monday, October 21, 2013 3:43 PM
> Subject: [ultralightdx] My First Impressions on CC Pocket AM/FM Weather Radio
>
>
> Ultralightdx,
> I received a CC Pocket Radio for a birthday gift on Saturday and well.. I'm presently surprised. I won't go into details on specs as that's been covered elsewhere - rather, more on performance in the AM space - I don't use FM.
>
> I live in Western New York State, close to Rochester - This is all barefoot - stock everything - no external antenna. Over the course of 26 hour timespan I logged 101 AM stations. This consisted of a few hours of logging Sat eve, then a few hours Sunday during afternoon daylight, and a third session of 4 hours Sunday evening.
>
> Furthest heard is AM 870 WWL in New Orleans. I Also heard the time ticks from Radio Reloj on a few frequencies - Not unheard of for good radios in my location. - Comparable to my Tecsun PL 310.
>
> Regards,
> Gregory
>


Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 10-23

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
 
As Dennis has already reported, it was not a spectacular morning for Asian signals (with a minor exception). The band showed promise around 1300 with very good signals from several big guns, including 1566-HLAZ at 1300, 828-JOBB at 1310 and the 1053-Jammer at 1315. Unfortunately the sunrise enhancement didn't enhance much, and even the big gun Asians seemed to slide downward from 1315-1400. The Chinese never really got untracked this morning, with only 738-BEL2 in Taiwan showing up at a weak level just before the 1400 TOH. From 1400-1430 the Japanese and Korean big guns on 594, 747, 774, 828, 972 and 1053 were in and out with fair to good audio, as all of the second-tier Asians except for 603-HLSA (fair) stayed down in the noise.
 
 
Around 1430 the big gun 1575-VOA started making decent audio in and out (as it has done for the past few days), but this morning it just kept getting stronger as the other Asians collapsed, hitting its best signals of the season here at 1448 (with the usual Asiatic language speech by male and female announcers). The only other Asians to make a late rally were 639-CNR1 and 657-Pyongyang around 1440, both of which barely managed fair audio through domestic splatter. The late 1575-VOA rally made the session somewhat more interesting, although Dennis probably made the correct decision in turning off his NRD-545 early.
 
 
1053  Korean Jammer   One of the vibrant big guns early in
                    the session with a good buzz at 1315; the
                    buzz slid downhill from there
 
1575  VOA  Ban Rassom, Thailand   Very good level female
                    speech in Asiatic language in and out at 1448;
                    best signals of the season here
 
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
7.5" loopstick Tecsun PL-380 Ultralight +
12" Medium Wave FSL antenna 
 
    


Re: Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 10-22

Gary DeBock
 

Hi Chuck,
 
I'm glad that your 7.5" loopstick frame arrived promptly in Texas. The related PL-380 modification article is coming along, but has been delayed somewhat because of unexpected house maintenance obligations.
 
<<<  I've been trying to hear the "big guns"  here in West Texas with NO luck so far! If I do log them it will be a first for me!   >>>
 
Well, it will be a tough challenge for you to track down even the big gun TP's in Texas, but Richard Allen in Oklahoma has had amazing success receiving them on his PL-310 with a 7.5" loopstick antenna. Stranger things have happened-- and if you can receive some South Pacific NDB's on the Longwave band, I wouldn't bet against you  :-)
 
73, Gary

     

-----Original Message-----
From: charles dobbins
To: ultralightdx
Sent: Tue, Oct 22, 2013 9:18 pm
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 10-22

 
I've been trying to hear the "big guns"  here in West Texas with NO luck so far! If I do log them it will be a first for me!

Orange ferrite holder go here this morning and I'm awaiting your construction article coming out soon for installation!

Happy NDBing Gary,

Chuck



From: "D1028Gary@..." <D1028Gary@...>
To: irca@...; ultralightdx@...
Sent: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 11:25 AM
Subject: [ultralightdx] Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 10-22

 
Hello All,
 
 
There was somewhat of an improvement in Asian signal strength here this morning, although it seemed to benefit the Asian mainland stations at the expense of the Japanese big guns. Despite the improvement the Korean and Chinese signals still didn't quite reach the levels of Saturday and Sunday, although the generous sunrise enhancement continued right up until 1500 here. The session started off in a promising way with fair audio from 558-HLQH, 603-HLSA, 738-BEL2 and 1044-CRI from 1315-1330, along with very good audio from the Korean big guns on 972, 1053, 1134 and 1566. 648-VOR was also back in a big way this morning, reaching good audio (through a mystery buzzing noise) with its Chinese service from 1330-1355. The Japanese big guns were not especially strong during the same period, with 594, 747, 774 and 828 taking turns reaching good audio during brief moments. Unlike yesterday some second-tier Chinese stations on 603, 639, 936, 1017 and 1044 did have fair audio in and out from 1400-1455, with 936-Anhui (presumed) playing long music sets around 1410, and 639-CNR1 managing some fair audio (in KFI splatter) with Chinese news by a male announcer at the very late hour of 1450.
 
 
Unfortunately some other Chinese signals on 918, 927, 1323 and 1377 never rose above threshold level, but even that was an improvement over yesterday. 1575-VOA once again had a late rally from 1430-1445, reaching good audio for a few seconds in short cycles before it would dive into the noise. Overall the session was a definite improvement over yesterday's lackluster propagation, even though nothing new or exotic was in the mix. If tomorrow continues to show more improvement in Asian mainland propagation, the more obscure Chinese stations on frequencies like 918 and 927 should be able to break into the clear.
 
 
603  HLSA  Namyang, S. Korean  Good strength
           easy listening music sets around 1355 // 558,
         ; weak Chinese co-channel underneath at times
 
639  CNR1  China Synchros  Fair Chinese male
          speech (news) // 6030  in KFI splatter very late
          at 1450
 
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA
7.5" loopstick Tecsun PL-380 Ultralight +
12" Medium Wave FSL antenna
 
     
      



Re: My First Impressions on CC Pocket AM/FM Weather Radio

Stephen Ponder <stephen_ponder@...>
 

Note - My impressions are based on the MW performance of the CCrane "CC Pocket Radio" ...

I've been using the CC Pocket Radio for several months now. I find it to be a better digital DX ULR than the Sangean DT-400W. That's a bold statement for me because, as many of you on this list may remember, I "praised" the DT-400W quite highly. In fact, I even purchased s second one, just in case I "wore out" my first one.

What makes the CC Pocket Radio such a great digital DX ULR? First, it has a user-defined MW bandwidth (either 4.0 or 2.5 kHz). I generally keep mine set at 2.5 kHz.

Second, it has user-defined MW tuning steps (either 10 or 1 kHz). Depending on the reception circumstances, I sometimes toggle to 1 kHz and then de-tune up or down from the station's assigned frequency to see if I can get a better copy.

Third, I like the 5 memory buttons lined up across the front of the radio beneath the display. Makes it easier to navigate across the MW band, especially at night in bed with the lights out and my wife sleeping quietly beside me!

One thing I don't like about the radio is that the display looks blurred at night with the backlighting. I can see the display clearly from either side, but directly in front of the radio, it's blurred. Haven't heard if anybody else has noticed this or not.

Well, that's my 2¢ worth ... Would I buy another CC Pocket Radio? That's BIG YEP!!

73 & Good DX,

Steve Ponder, N5WBI
Houston, TX
----------------------


Re: My First Impressions on CC Pocket AM/FM Weather Radio

gmosherat
 

 DiamJ,


Perhaps you are thinking of the CC Pocket SW radio?  It looks and has similar features to the Tecsun PL 200.


 The CC pocket AM FM Weather is very similar to the Sangean DT-400W.


Regards, 

Gregory



---In ultralightdx@..., <jimzoz@...> wrote:

OK, not a clone but we'll call it an upgrade.

--- In ultralightdx@..., <gkinsman@...> wrote:
>
> Although on AM the CC Pocket has wide/narrow DSP filters and optional 1 kHz tuning, so it's not really a clone of the DT-400W either.
>
>
>
>
> ---In ultralightdx@..., <ultralightdx@...> wrote:
>
> The CC Pocket Radio seems to be more a clone of the Sangean DT400W than the Tecsun PL210. My Sangean bit the dust and I replaced it with a Degen DE1105 which does not have NOAA, tunes to 1KHz on the MW band.also has SW. Much more satisfied. The Sangean did receive well but did not have the memory buttons of the CC Pocket otherwise appearance and specs and the LCD display are the same. The Sangean was Yellow not grey and rubberized as the CC Pocket.
>
>
>
>
> From: "gmosherat@" <gmosherat@>
> To: ultralightdx@...
> Sent: Monday, October 21, 2013 3:43 PM
> Subject: [ultralightdx] My First Impressions on CC Pocket AM/FM Weather Radio
>
>
> Ultralightdx,
> I received a CC Pocket Radio for a birthday gift on Saturday and well.. I'm presently surprised. I won't go into details on specs as that's been covered elsewhere - rather, more on performance in the AM space - I don't use FM.
>
> I live in Western New York State, close to Rochester - This is all barefoot - stock everything - no external antenna. Over the course of 26 hour timespan I logged 101 AM stations. This consisted of a few hours of logging Sat eve, then a few hours Sunday during afternoon daylight, and a third session of 4 hours Sunday evening.
>
> Furthest heard is AM 870 WWL in New Orleans. I Also heard the time ticks from Radio Reloj on a few frequencies - Not unheard of for good radios in my location. - Comparable to my Tecsun PL 310.
>
> Regards,
> Gregory
>


Re: Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 10-22

charles dobbins
 

I've been trying to hear the "big guns"  here in West Texas with NO luck so far! If I do log them it will be a first for me!

Orange ferrite holder go here this morning and I'm awaiting your construction article coming out soon for installation!

Happy NDBing Gary,

Chuck



From: "D1028Gary@..."
To: irca@...; ultralightdx@...
Sent: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 11:25 AM
Subject: [ultralightdx] Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 10-22

 
Hello All,
 
 
There was somewhat of an improvement in Asian signal strength here this morning, although it seemed to benefit the Asian mainland stations at the expense of the Japanese big guns. Despite the improvement the Korean and Chinese signals still didn't quite reach the levels of Saturday and Sunday, although the generous sunrise enhancement continued right up until 1500 here. The session started off in a promising way with fair audio from 558-HLQH, 603-HLSA, 738-BEL2 and 1044-CRI from 1315-1330, along with very good audio from the Korean big guns on 972, 1053, 1134 and 1566. 648-VOR was also back in a big way this morning, reaching good audio (through a mystery buzzing noise) with its Chinese service from 1330-1355. The Japanese big guns were not especially strong during the same period, with 594, 747, 774 and 828 taking turns reaching good audio during brief moments. Unlike yesterday some second-tier Chinese stations on 603, 639, 936, 1017 and 1044 did have fair audio in and out from 1400-1455, with 936-Anhui (presumed) playing long music sets around 1410, and 639-CNR1 managing some fair audio (in KFI splatter) with Chinese news by a male announcer at the very late hour of 1450.
 
 
Unfortunately some other Chinese signals on 918, 927, 1323 and 1377 never rose above threshold level, but even that was an improvement over yesterday. 1575-VOA once again had a late rally from 1430-1445, reaching good audio for a few seconds in short cycles before it would dive into the noise. Overall the session was a definite improvement over yesterday's lackluster propagation, even though nothing new or exotic was in the mix. If tomorrow continues to show more improvement in Asian mainland propagation, the more obscure Chinese stations on frequencies like 918 and 927 should be able to break into the clear.
 
 
603  HLSA  Namyang, S. Korean  Good strength
           easy listening music sets around 1355 // 558,
         ; weak Chinese co-channel underneath at times
           http://www.mediafire.com/listen/e8dmqzs6ht70u3x/603-HLSA-1355z102213PL380.MP3
 
639  CNR1  China Synchros  Fair Chinese male
          speech (news) // 6030  in KFI splatter very late
          at 1450
          http://www.mediafire.com/listen/iwnw5yfyk47cu9j/639-CNR1-1448z102213PL380.MP3
 
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA
7.5" loopstick Tecsun PL-380 Ultralight +
12" Medium Wave FSL antenna
 
     
      



Re: My First Impressions on CC Pocket AM/FM Weather Radio

DiamJ
 

OK, not a clone but we'll call it an upgrade.

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, <gkinsman@...> wrote:

Although on AM the CC Pocket has wide/narrow DSP filters and optional 1 kHz tuning, so it's not really a clone of the DT-400W either.




---In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, <ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

The CC Pocket Radio seems to be more a clone of the Sangean DT400W than the Tecsun PL210. My Sangean bit the dust and I replaced it with a Degen DE1105 which does not have NOAA, tunes to 1KHz on the MW band.also has SW. Much more satisfied. The Sangean did receive well but did not have the memory buttons of the CC Pocket otherwise appearance and specs and the LCD display are the same. The Sangean was Yellow not grey and rubberized as the CC Pocket.




From: "gmosherat@" <gmosherat@>
To: ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, October 21, 2013 3:43 PM
Subject: [ultralightdx] My First Impressions on CC Pocket AM/FM Weather Radio


Ultralightdx,
I received a CC Pocket Radio for a birthday gift on Saturday and well.. I'm presently surprised. I won't go into details on specs as that's been covered elsewhere - rather, more on performance in the AM space - I don't use FM.

I live in Western New York State, close to Rochester - This is all barefoot - stock everything - no external antenna. Over the course of 26 hour timespan I logged 101 AM stations. This consisted of a few hours of logging Sat eve, then a few hours Sunday during afternoon daylight, and a third session of 4 hours Sunday evening.

Furthest heard is AM 870 WWL in New Orleans. I Also heard the time ticks from Radio Reloj on a few frequencies - Not unheard of for good radios in my location. - Comparable to my Tecsun PL 310.

Regards,
Gregory


Re: My First Impressions on CC Pocket AM/FM Weather Radio

DiamJ
 

The CC Pocket is indeed a clone of both the Sangean DT400W (with WX) and DT200X (without WX). I haven't seen much discussion of the DT200X but I would recommend it if you don't wabt the WX band.
http://www.sangean.com/products/product.asp?mid=50.

The major difference is the CC pocket has the five memory buttons for 55 memories and a wide/narrow MW filter.
The older models have only the up/down buttons for 19 memories and no filter switch. I own the DT200X and find it to be excellent on MW and indeed I logged WWL from here in Massachusetts. The major drawback to all these models is there is no built-in FM antenna. You must insert an antenna wire or use the earphones as the FM antenna.

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, Barry Lietz <bwlietz@...> wrote:

The CC Pocket Radio seems to be more a clone of the Sangean DT400W than the Tecsun PL210.  My Sangean bit the dust and I replaced it with a Degen DE1105 which does not have  NOAA,  tunes to 1KHz on the MW band.also has SW.  Much more satisfied.  The Sangean did receive well but did not have the memory buttons of the CC Pocket otherwise appearance and specs and the LCD display are the same.  The Sangean was Yellow not grey and rubberized as the CC Pocket.




________________________________
From: "gmosherat@..." <gmosherat@...>
To: ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, October 21, 2013 3:43 PM
Subject: [ultralightdx] My First Impressions on CC Pocket AM/FM Weather Radio



 
Ultralightdx,
I received a CC Pocket Radio for a birthday gift on Saturday and well.. I'm presently surprised. I won't go into details on specs as that's been covered elsewhere - rather, more on performance in the AM space - I don't use FM.
 
I live in Western New York State, close to Rochester - This is all barefoot - stock everything - no external antenna.  Over the course of 26 hour timespan I logged 101 AM stations. This consisted of a few hours of logging Sat eve,  then a few hours Sunday during afternoon daylight, and a third session of 4 hours Sunday evening.
 
Furthest heard is AM 870 WWL in New Orleans. I Also heard the time ticks from Radio Reloj on a few frequencies - Not unheard of for good radios in my location. - Comparable to my Tecsun PL 310.
 
Regards,
Gregory


Re: My First Impressions on CC Pocket AM/FM Weather Radio

Gary Kinsman
 

Although on AM the CC Pocket has wide/narrow DSP filters and optional 1 kHz tuning, so it's not really a clone of the DT-400W either.




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

The CC Pocket Radio seems to be more a clone of the Sangean DT400W than the Tecsun PL210.  My Sangean bit the dust and I replaced it with a Degen DE1105 which does not have  NOAA,  tunes to 1KHz on the MW band.also has SW.  Much more satisfied.  The Sangean did receive well but did not have the memory buttons of the CC Pocket otherwise appearance and specs and the LCD display are the same.  The Sangean was Yellow not grey and rubberized as the CC Pocket.



From: "gmosherat@..." <gmosherat@...>
To: ultralightdx@...
Sent: Monday, October 21, 2013 3:43 PM
Subject: [ultralightdx] My First Impressions on CC Pocket AM/FM Weather Radio

 
Ultralightdx,
I received a CC Pocket Radio for a birthday gift on Saturday and well.. I'm presently surprised. I won't go into details on specs as that's been covered elsewhere - rather, more on performance in the AM space - I don't use FM.
 
I live in Western New York State, close to Rochester - This is all barefoot - stock everything - no external antenna.  Over the course of 26 hour timespan I logged 101 AM stations. This consisted of a few hours of logging Sat eve,  then a few hours Sunday during afternoon daylight, and a third session of 4 hours Sunday evening.
 
Furthest heard is AM 870 WWL in New Orleans. I Also heard the time ticks from Radio Reloj on a few frequencies - Not unheard of for good radios in my location. - Comparable to my Tecsun PL 310.
 
Regards,
Gregory



Re: My First Impressions on CC Pocket AM/FM Weather Radio

bwlietz
 

The CC Pocket Radio seems to be more a clone of the Sangean DT400W than the Tecsun PL210.  My Sangean bit the dust and I replaced it with a Degen DE1105 which does not have  NOAA,  tunes to 1KHz on the MW band.also has SW.  Much more satisfied.  The Sangean did receive well but did not have the memory buttons of the CC Pocket otherwise appearance and specs and the LCD display are the same.  The Sangean was Yellow not grey and rubberized as the CC Pocket.



From: "gmosherat@..."
To: ultralightdx@...
Sent: Monday, October 21, 2013 3:43 PM
Subject: [ultralightdx] My First Impressions on CC Pocket AM/FM Weather Radio

 
Ultralightdx,
I received a CC Pocket Radio for a birthday gift on Saturday and well.. I'm presently surprised. I won't go into details on specs as that's been covered elsewhere - rather, more on performance in the AM space - I don't use FM.
 
I live in Western New York State, close to Rochester - This is all barefoot - stock everything - no external antenna.  Over the course of 26 hour timespan I logged 101 AM stations. This consisted of a few hours of logging Sat eve,  then a few hours Sunday during afternoon daylight, and a third session of 4 hours Sunday evening.
 
Furthest heard is AM 870 WWL in New Orleans. I Also heard the time ticks from Radio Reloj on a few frequencies - Not unheard of for good radios in my location. - Comparable to my Tecsun PL 310.
 
Regards,
Gregory



Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 10-22

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
 
There was somewhat of an improvement in Asian signal strength here this morning, although it seemed to benefit the Asian mainland stations at the expense of the Japanese big guns. Despite the improvement the Korean and Chinese signals still didn't quite reach the levels of Saturday and Sunday, although the generous sunrise enhancement continued right up until 1500 here. The session started off in a promising way with fair audio from 558-HLQH, 603-HLSA, 738-BEL2 and 1044-CRI from 1315-1330, along with very good audio from the Korean big guns on 972, 1053, 1134 and 1566. 648-VOR was also back in a big way this morning, reaching good audio (through a mystery buzzing noise) with its Chinese service from 1330-1355. The Japanese big guns were not especially strong during the same period, with 594, 747, 774 and 828 taking turns reaching good audio during brief moments. Unlike yesterday some second-tier Chinese stations on 603, 639, 936, 1017 and 1044 did have fair audio in and out from 1400-1455, with 936-Anhui (presumed) playing long music sets around 1410, and 639-CNR1 managing some fair audio (in KFI splatter) with Chinese news by a male announcer at the very late hour of 1450.
 
 
Unfortunately some other Chinese signals on 918, 927, 1323 and 1377 never rose above threshold level, but even that was an improvement over yesterday. 1575-VOA once again had a late rally from 1430-1445, reaching good audio for a few seconds in short cycles before it would dive into the noise. Overall the session was a definite improvement over yesterday's lackluster propagation, even though nothing new or exotic was in the mix. If tomorrow continues to show more improvement in Asian mainland propagation, the more obscure Chinese stations on frequencies like 918 and 927 should be able to break into the clear.
 
 
603  HLSA  Namyang, S. Korean  Good strength
           easy listening music sets around 1355 // 558,
         ; weak Chinese co-channel underneath at times
 
639  CNR1  China Synchros  Fair Chinese male
          speech (news) // 6030  in KFI splatter very late
          at 1450
 
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA
7.5" loopstick Tecsun PL-380 Ultralight +
12" Medium Wave FSL antenna
 
     
      


Re: First Impression of CC Pocket Radio

Gary Kinsman
 

Paul,


I don't understand your comment about the CC Pocket being a PL-200 clone. They look like completely different radios to me. For starters, the CC Pocket is in vertical format and the PL-200 is in horizontal format.


-Gary




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

Not bad for a Tecsun Pl-200 Clone. I imagine the first 300 or so RX'x will be rather quick.
Nice catch of WWL, that a large chunk of dirt 2000 km +. Seldom heard here due Appalachians, but gets an ID 1 or 2 per year.

Paul S. in CT


Re: First Impression of CC Pocket Radio

Paul S. in CT
 

Not bad for a Tecsun Pl-200 Clone. I imagine the first 300 or so RX'x will be rather quick.
Nice catch of WWL, that a large chunk of dirt 2000 km +. Seldom heard here due Appalachians, but gets an ID 1 or 2 per year.

Paul S. in CT


New Loggings - 21/10/2013

Paul Blundell
 

Last night I decided to hit only those frequencies on which I have not logged a station before, I still have a few I need to try and ID, this might be a chance to go out one night later this week to a more rural location with less noise.

FREQ: 864
CALLSIGN: 7RPH
AREA: Hobart
STATUS: Community
POWER: 2000

FREQ: 918
CALLSIGN: 2XL
AREA: Cooma
STATUS: Commercial
POWER: 2000

FREQ: 990
CALLSIGN: 3RN
AREA: Albury/Wodonga
STATUS: National
POWER: 500

FREQ: 1044
CALLSIGN: 5AU
AREA: Port Pirie
STATUS: Commercial
POWER: 2000

FREQ: 1062
CALLSIGN: 5MV
AREA: Renmark/Loxton
STATUS: National
POWER: 2000

FREQ: 1080
CALLSIGN:
AREA: Hobart
STATUS: HPON
POWER: 5000

FREQ: 1134
CALLSIGN: 3CS
AREA: Colac
STATUS: Commercial
POWER: 5000

FREQ: 1422
CALLSIGN:
AREA: Melbourne
STATUS: HPON
POWER: 5000

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