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Re: Desktop antenna !!!!

Stan Horzepa
 

Thanks for the heads-up, Paul. I will listen for KCJJ before I go to bed.

Stan


On 11/7/13, 8:18 PM, ferrite61@... wrote:

Thats a very nice catch Stan. Theres also KCJJ thats on 1630, the latter is semi-regular here now that the fall season is here. After 10PM EST is a good time for them.


Paul S. in CT



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

Hi Brian,

I think you will be very happy with the Terk Advantage antenna whatever the price! Tonight I snagged a new one: KBGG on 1700 kHz in Iowa, 1100 miles away using the Terk.

73,

Stan, WA1LOU


On 11/7/13, 2:24 PM, brian nsl wrote:

Stan,
        Thank you for the comments on the Terk loop antenna.
A nice looking piece of kit and at $41 appeared a reasonable cost.
However checking the item through Amazon I found that the same ethos applies
as we have laboured under in the UK for years with radio equipment
i.e. $1 = £1 regardless of exchange rates so the $41 becomes £41 hi!
                                                    Regards,
                                                          72, Brian, GØNSL.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, November 07, 2013 12:32 PM
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Desktop antenna !!!!




Re: Desktop antenna !!!!

Paul S. in CT
 

Thats a very nice catch Stan. Theres also KCJJ thats on 1630, the latter is semi-regular here now that the fall season is here. After 10PM EST is a good time for them.


Paul S. in CT



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

Hi Brian,

I think you will be very happy with the Terk Advantage antenna whatever the price! Tonight I snagged a new one: KBGG on 1700 kHz in Iowa, 1100 miles away using the Terk.

73,

Stan, WA1LOU


On 11/7/13, 2:24 PM, brian nsl wrote:

Stan,
        Thank you for the comments on the Terk loop antenna.
A nice looking piece of kit and at $41 appeared a reasonable cost.
However checking the item through Amazon I found that the same ethos applies
as we have laboured under in the UK for years with radio equipment
i.e. $1 = £1 regardless of exchange rates so the $41 becomes £41 hi!
                                                    Regards,
                                                          72, Brian, GØNSL.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, November 07, 2013 12:32 PM
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Desktop antenna !!!!



Re: Desktop antenna !!!!

Stan Horzepa
 

Hi Brian,

I think you will be very happy with the Terk Advantage antenna whatever the price! Tonight I snagged a new one: KBGG on 1700 kHz in Iowa, 1100 miles away using the Terk.

73,

Stan, WA1LOU


On 11/7/13, 2:24 PM, brian nsl wrote:

Stan,
        Thank you for the comments on the Terk loop antenna.
A nice looking piece of kit and at $41 appeared a reasonable cost.
However checking the item through Amazon I found that the same ethos applies
as we have laboured under in the UK for years with radio equipment
i.e. $1 = £1 regardless of exchange rates so the $41 becomes £41 hi!
                                                    Regards,
                                                          72, Brian, GØNSL.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, November 07, 2013 12:32 PM
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Desktop antenna !!!!



Re: Matching transformer for PL-380

maurits van driessche <mauritsvandriessche@...>
 

you always lose signal when you connect the antenna to the radio. Do this several times tried, best is an antenna preamp.
73,
Maurits
Belgium

 

Group, 


Anyone who could suggest a matching transformer to use when connecting the 50 Ohm output from my Quantum QX-loop directly to the PL-380?

What I'm doing now is to switch between the 7.5" loopstick and the QX-loop. The QX works pretty good together with the 380, actually, but I can see that I'm not taking full advantage of the QX sensibililty (i.e I loose gain from the loop when connecting it diretly to the ferrite input on the PL-380). This is most likely due to the impedance mismatch between the QX output and the ferrite input on the 380.

Yes, It works fine tocouple the QX inductive via the 7.5" loopstick, but I would like to experiment a bit with disconnecting the 7.5" loopstick from the system.

73,

Hans
Vardo, Arctic Norway


Re: UltraLight MediumWave DataBase

Paul Blundell
 

Thanks for the reply Guy, I have just downloaded that and will have a look at it. I might get some ideas for my own program from it.

Paul


On Fri, Nov 8, 2013 at 6:58 AM, thinkdx <dx@...> wrote:
 

On the subject of databases for DX purposes,  back in 2000 some of us West Coast DXers started using a simple but very useful "flat file" database called B-Log. It was written by Tom Lackamp, AB9B.


Among our group of DXers, this little program became the preferred way to track loggings. I particularly like B-Log's ability to format text file (ASCII) output suitable for a couple of different reporting styles ("UTE Export", "SWL Export", and "MW Export" buttons). We worked with B-Log's author to help him set up the export buttons for acceptable formatting of the selected loggings for the NASWA Journal (SWL) and for the IRCA mailing list (MW). (I can't recall what we used as the standard for the UTE Export.)

B-Log does not write any data to the Windows Registry, which helps keep B-Log simple, transportable, and useful even today, 13 years later.

A brief review of B-Log is published in this article:  http://www.dxing.info/articles/hitech.dx 

Although B-Log's web page hasn't been live for years, it still exists via the Archive.org service: 

What's more, the actual ZIP file of the B-Log program is still available: Download B-Log V1.1 - "B-Log-V1r1.zip" - 534 kBytes 

I still use B-Log for shortwave loggings, and occasionally for MW loggings & reports too. It runs great under many different flavors of MS Windows.

73,

Guy Atkins
Puyallup, WA



Newfoundland Ultralight Radio Report and Update Nov 7

Allen Willie
 

Hello To All,

Finally settled and back in Carbonear at permanent residence now as of last Saturday Nov 2. The Northern Bay Medium Wave Radio Dxpedition was quite an experience and adventure in between moves.

The past couple of evenings the Ultralight reception has been decent here from Carbonear. Surprisingly KSL in Salt Lake City , Utah was heard last night on 1160 with BYU Football talk and ID. KSL is usually an early morning catch more so in these parts.

At the time there seemed to be a good opening from the west as CBW in Winnipeg on 990 also made it through under CBY Cornerbrook. KMOX St. Louis and WTAM Cleveland also had strong signals,

With the most recent updates added to the Ultralight Logbook these are my current totals on Ultralight as of today, November 7

Stations on Ultralight Heard - 1205

Continents Heard - 5

Countries Heard - 108

US States Heard - 41

Canadian Provinces and Territories Heard - 10

Trans-Atlantic Stations Heard - 487

Latin American Stations Heard - 278

 

Good DX to All,

Allen Willie

Carbonear, Newfoundland


Re: UltraLight MediumWave DataBase

Guy Atkins
 

On the subject of databases for DX purposes,  back in 2000 some of us West Coast DXers started using a simple but very useful "flat file" database called B-Log. It was written by Tom Lackamp, AB9B.

Among our group of DXers, this little program became the preferred way to track loggings. I particularly like B-Log's ability to format text file (ASCII) output suitable for a couple of different reporting styles ("UTE Export", "SWL Export", and "MW Export" buttons). We worked with B-Log's author to help him set up the export buttons for acceptable formatting of the selected loggings for the NASWA Journal (SWL) and for the IRCA mailing list (MW). (I can't recall what we used as the standard for the UTE Export.)

B-Log does not write any data to the Windows Registry, which helps keep B-Log simple, transportable, and useful even today, 13 years later.

A brief review of B-Log is published in this article:  http://www.dxing.info/articles/hitech.dx 

Although B-Log's web page hasn't been live for years, it still exists via the Archive.org service: 

What's more, the actual ZIP file of the B-Log program is still available: Download B-Log V1.1 - "B-Log-V1r1.zip" - 534 kBytes 

I still use B-Log for shortwave loggings, and occasionally for MW loggings & reports too. It runs great under many different flavors of MS Windows.

73,

Guy Atkins
Puyallup, WA


Re: Desktop antenna !!!!

Brian
 


Stan,
        Thank you for the comments on the Terk loop antenna.
A nice looking piece of kit and at $41 appeared a reasonable cost.
However checking the item through Amazon I found that the same ethos applies
as we have laboured under in the UK for years with radio equipment
i.e. $1 = £1 regardless of exchange rates so the $41 becomes £41 hi!
                                                    Regards,
                                                          72, Brian, GØNSL.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, November 07, 2013 12:32 PM
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Desktop antenna !!!!


Matching transformer for PL-380

Hans Ostnell
 

Group, 


Anyone who could suggest a matching transformer to use when connecting the 50 Ohm output from my Quantum QX-loop directly to the PL-380?

What I'm doing now is to switch between the 7.5" loopstick and the QX-loop. The QX works pretty good together with the 380, actually, but I can see that I'm not taking full advantage of the QX sensibililty (i.e I loose gain from the loop when connecting it diretly to the ferrite input on the PL-380). This is most likely due to the impedance mismatch between the QX output and the ferrite input on the 380.

Yes, It works fine tocouple the QX inductive via the 7.5" loopstick, but I would like to experiment a bit with disconnecting the 7.5" loopstick from the system.

73,

Hans
Vardo, Arctic Norway


Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 11-7

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
 
Asian signals here this morning were certainly not impressive, but the results were more like Dennis' version than those of Richard and Nigel. Once again the session started off in a fairly promising state around 1315 (in total darkness) with good audio from the NHK and Korean big guns on 594, 693, 747, 828 and 972, plus some fair audio in and out from the second-tier Asians 558-HLQH, its // 603-HLSA, 648-VOR, 657-Pyongyang, 738-BEL2, 936-Anhui, 1017-CRI and 1044-CRI. In contrast to yesterday the high band TP's were restored to normal strength from 1315-1400, with 1377-CNR1 (presumed), 1503-JOUK and 1593-CNR1 managing fair audio in and out for the first time in about 5 days here.
 
Like yesterday, though, the lack of any real sunrise enhancement boost left the Asians floundering after 1415. A very mediocre boost was given to 603-China and 639-CNR1 around 1435, raising them up out of the noise to a poor level. None of the Asians sounded very energetic during this late session time, although 603-HLSA did manage some fair peaks with its easy ;listening music, and 738-BEL2 did the same with its rapid-fire Chinese speech by male and female announcers. 972-HLCA was the last to bite the dust around 1450, but it had already fallen into anemia for an extended period. The overall propagation was lackluster, and except for the restoration of high-band Asian signals, the session was essentially a repeat of yesterday's mediocre situation.
 
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
7.5" loopstick Tecsun PL-380 Ultralight +
12" medium Wave FSL antenna
 
       


Oklahoma TP DX Report 11/7/12

bbwrwy
 

It wasn't a good morning for listening to TP DX here.  Looking at the K-index I'm surprised I heard anything.  A large sunspot is facing now earth and will most likely affect DX for a few days.


594 JOAK(?), barely audible trace of audio at 1242-1243.

747 JOIB, poor, man and woman in EE at 1239.  The signal was not heard after 1241.

774 JOUB, poor, heard briefly at 1236 fading in and out until 1257 (LSR 1300)

828 JOBB(?), slight het in WCCO lower sideband.


Receiver:  Tecsun PL-310 and Quantum QX Loop.


The only TA audible last evening was 252 Radio Algérienne on the PL-360 LWLS combo.  There were traces of signals on 153 and 171 kHz.  Other than a few hets TA MW signals have been silent here.


Goood DX.  I hope it's better at your QTH.


Richard Allen,

near Perry OK USA.


Re: Ultralight Longwave DX-- One New NDB (Alaska)

robert ross
 


On 2013-11-07, at 4:04 AM, d1028gary@... wrote:

 

Hello All,
 
Longwave conditions to Alaska and the Far East were very good this early morning-- leading to reception of an Alaskan NDB that probably would have been heard here a long time ago, except for 3 local TIS stations on 530 kHz ruining the frequency. For some unknown reason the TIS stations were inaudible around 0800 UTC, and not only was 529-SQM in Level Island, Alaska heard for a new NDB, but 530-Radio Encyclopedia in Cuba made a rare appearance right next to it. Weird!
 
Rob, do you have your snowmobile suit ready yet??  :-)
 
529  SQM  Level Island, Alaska   Good signal with weather forecast for Alaska Panhandle area (Sitka, etc.)
          at 0801 UTC on 11-7  (Ultralight NDB # 252)
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
7.5" loopstick Tecsun PL-380 +
12" Medium Wave FSL 
 


Gary....Good Job on the Alaska Beacon!! I'd be very happy to log one from Alaska!!

I have the Snowmobile Suit all ready, but I'm still trying to get all the Leaves in the Yard and on the Back Deck raked up first!! Still lots of leaves on the trees here....but the Conditions do seem to be getting quieter....especially on AM BCB. It shouldn't be long before we're out there trying to log some new LW Beacons!! I see you are only 20 Beacons behind me...so I better get busy soon!! HAHAHHAA.......

I also see that the Skunks and Racoons have come outta the woods and are prowling around the back yard at night....so that must mean Conditions are getting better too!! I noticed this morning that a skunk had burrowed under my next door neighbour's fence to get into his back yard!!

Hard to DX and keep an eye out for critters in the yard at the same time!! :>)

73...ROB VA3SW

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA


Re: Desktop antenna !!!!

Rik
 

I have the old Select-a-tenna,  and the TERK. There are also similar 9 inch or so tuned AM antennas from China sold under a few different names. The TERK and SAT are quite similar, and probably all would be about the same, greatly helping modest radios, and offering very little advantage on the best portables. Being directional, you may 'point' it to a more distant station on the same freq. and hear it well instead of the stronger/more local one. The largest diameter passive tuned loop you are comfortable inside should have the strongest output. You need to be able to point it in different directions. For me, I like to hang loops on a swivel from the ceiling, and 2-3 foot loops are fine in my radio room. I hang a piece of non-conductive matterial, like a dowel or plastic pipe off the bottom so I can rotate the loop with out gettting my hand too near it. - FARMERIK



---In ultralightdx@..., <2nd001@...> wrote:

I wouldn't hag 1/3 of the stations logged that I do without my Terk Loop

Alf

 

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

From: Stan Horzepa

Sent: 11/07/13 07:32 AM

To: ultralightdx@...

Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Desktop antenna !!!!

 
 

FWIW, here is my review of the Terk Advantage desktop loop antenna: http://horzepa.blogspot.com/2013/07/surfin-antenna-advantage.html

73,

Stan, WA1LOU
 

On 11/7/2013 4:14 AM, brian nsl wrote:
Hi,
    Searching for ideas on a desktop MW loop antenna I came upon
this loop by Mizuho.
 

Herculodge: Mizuho UZ-77 Active Loop Antenna

herculodge.typepad.com/.../01/mizuho-uz-77-active-loop-antenna.html
 
 
Has anyone any experience of using such a loop ???? it may possibly
be an old model.
                                         Thanks,
                                                 72, Brian, GØNSL.

 


Re: Desktop antenna !!!!

alfredsantee@ymail.com
 

I wouldn't hag 1/3 of the stations logged that I do without my Terk Loop

Alf

 

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

From: Stan Horzepa

Sent: 11/07/13 07:32 AM

To: ultralightdx@...

Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Desktop antenna !!!!

 
 

FWIW, here is my review of the Terk Advantage desktop loop antenna: http://horzepa.blogspot.com/2013/07/surfin-antenna-advantage.html

73,

Stan, WA1LOU
 

On 11/7/2013 4:14 AM, brian nsl wrote:
Hi,
    Searching for ideas on a desktop MW loop antenna I came upon
this loop by Mizuho.
 

Herculodge: Mizuho UZ-77 Active Loop Antenna

herculodge.typepad.com/.../01/mizuho-uz-77-active-loop-antenna.html
 
 
Has anyone any experience of using such a loop ???? it may possibly
be an old model.
                                         Thanks,
                                                 72, Brian, GØNSL.

 


Re: Desktop antenna !!!!

Stan Horzepa
 

FWIW, here is my review of the Terk Advantage desktop loop antenna: http://horzepa.blogspot.com/2013/07/surfin-antenna-advantage.html

73,

Stan, WA1LOU

On 11/7/2013 4:14 AM, brian nsl wrote:

Hi,
    Searching for ideas on a desktop MW loop antenna I came upon
this loop by Mizuho.
 

Herculodge: Mizuho UZ-77 Active Loop Antenna

herculodge.typepad.com/.../01/mizuho-uz-77-active-loop-antenna.html
 
 
Has anyone any experience of using such a loop ???? it may possibly
be an old model.
                                         Thanks,
                                                 72, Brian, GØNSL.



Desktop antenna !!!!

Brian
 


Hi,
    Searching for ideas on a desktop MW loop antenna I came upon
this loop by Mizuho.
 

Herculodge: Mizuho UZ-77 Active Loop Antenna

herculodge.typepad.com/.../01/mizuho-uz-77-active-loop-antenna.html
 
 
Has anyone any experience of using such a loop ???? it may possibly
be an old model.
                                         Thanks,
                                                 72, Brian, GØNSL.


Ultralight Longwave DX-- One New NDB (Alaska)

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
Longwave conditions to Alaska and the Far East were very good this early morning-- leading to reception of an Alaskan NDB that probably would have been heard here a long time ago, except for 3 local TIS stations on 530 kHz ruining the frequency. For some unknown reason the TIS stations were inaudible around 0800 UTC, and not only was 529-SQM in Level Island, Alaska heard for a new NDB, but 530-Radio Encyclopedia in Cuba made a rare appearance right next to it. Weird!
 
Rob, do you have your snowmobile suit ready yet??  :-)
 
529  SQM  Level Island, Alaska   Good signal with weather forecast for Alaska Panhandle area (Sitka, etc.)
          at 0801 UTC on 11-7  (Ultralight NDB # 252)
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
7.5" loopstick Tecsun PL-380 +
12" Medium Wave FSL 
 
 
 
  


Re: UltraLight MediumWave DataBase

Paul S. in CT
 

It looks OK, using the presentation style, but I would suggest a more portable method that any listener could download as a reference. Sometimes a pdf or Office spreadsheet style is more convenient and printable. If you wish, take a peek at the ULRX file in Folder #8 here. There's a lot of stuff one can record, and in several ways. But basically, a simple listinng of the stations occurs in the first 14 pages (620+ entries). Once you make a basic listing sort, copy, and paste is your friend for other ways of grouping the logs.

I'm not suggesting a different method, but recommending a portable version in addition to the present method.

Cheers and GL

Paul S. in CT


---In ultralightdx@..., <tanger32au@...> wrote:

Hi all,

Following on from a couple of my posts looking for ways in which people store the information on the stations they have heard active I set about creating my own database. After trying a few different products I decided on using Microsoft Access 2007, below is some information on it.

This page (http://ulmwdx.blogspot.com.au/p/ulmwdb-ultralight-mediumwave.html) is for my UltraLight MediumWave DataBase (ULMWDB) which I have designed using Microsoft Access 2007. If you do not own Access 2007 you can download the Access 2007 runtime environment which will allow you to use this database.

As I am still in the early stages of designing this any and all feedback and suggestions are welcome. Please see a screen capture below of the main data entry screen.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_DkosL5UECU/Unr1hSyq0II/AAAAAAAACXY/tdk0q1mHoEU/s1600/ULMWDB_07112013.JPG

Regards
Paul


UltraLight MediumWave DataBase

Paul Blundell
 

Hi all,

Following on from a couple of my posts looking for ways in which people store the information on the stations they have heard active I set about creating my own database. After trying a few different products I decided on using Microsoft Access 2007, below is some information on it.

This page (http://ulmwdx.blogspot.com.au/p/ulmwdb-ultralight-mediumwave.html) is for my UltraLight MediumWave DataBase (ULMWDB) which I have designed using Microsoft Access 2007. If you do not own Access 2007 you can download the Access 2007 runtime environment which will allow you to use this database.

As I am still in the early stages of designing this any and all feedback and suggestions are welcome. Please see a screen capture below of the main data entry screen.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_DkosL5UECU/Unr1hSyq0II/AAAAAAAACXY/tdk0q1mHoEU/s1600/ULMWDB_07112013.JPG

Regards
Paul


Re: My version of the Supercharged Tecsun PL-380

Gary DeBock
 

Hi Hans (and Michael, Mark and all),
 
<<<    I'm very excited about this article about the updated modification of the PL-380. When can we expect to see Part 2 of the article?    >>> 
 
The "Part Two" of the new PL-380 "Supercharging" article should be completed within about 2 weeks (I need to have it ready prior to the publishing deadline for the MWN December issue). When it's completed, I'll post in here for the Ultralightdx Yahoo group experimenters.
 
73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
 
 

-----Original Message-----
From: hans.ostnell
To: ultralightdx
Sent: Wed, Nov 6, 2013 1:22 am
Subject: RE: Re: [ultralightdx] My version of the Supercharged Tecsun PL-380

 
Hi Gary!
 
I'm very excited about this article about the updated modification of the PL-380. When can we expect to see Part 2 of the article?
 
I'm already thinking about ordering another PL-380, ferrite rod and some other components to build a Hot Rodded PL-380 with ROTATING 7.5" loopstick "PL-360 style". What would you guys say about that?
 
73!
 
Hans


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

Hello Hans,
 
Thanks for sharing your photos and the DXing results of your Tecsun PL-380 7.5" loopstick transplant project. I'm very happy that the "Supercharging" article was helpful for your project, and that the antenna's results are apparently exceeding your "DXpectations."
 
By coincidence, a completely updated article for the PL-380 7.5" loopstick transplant project (covering both the Medium Wave and Longwave loopstick procedures) is currently being drafted, with very detailed "Heathkit-like" assembly instructions. The "Part One" of this article (the first 5 pages) has already been published in the November issue of Medium Wave News, and covers the design mission of the hot-rodded portable, reasonable expectations in using it, PL-380 ordering notes, and a complete list of construction parts required for both the Medium Wave and Longwave 7.5" loopstick models. For those who are not MWC members, the "Part One" of this new Supercharging article is attached with this email (along with a photo of the new 7.5" Medium Wave model). One of the new 7.5" Medium Wave loopstick PL-380 models was sent to Patrick Vignoud of France, who recently received an astonishing signal from 1566-HLAZ (South Korea) on it. His YouTube video of the reception is posted at  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiCt4LNkAXU
 
73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
   
-----Original Message-----
From: hans.ostnell
To: ultralightdx <ultralightdx@...>
Sent: Tue, Nov 5, 2013 8:33 am
Subject: [ultralightdx] My version of the &quot;Supercharged&quot; PL-380

 
Hi Group!

a couple of days a go I fonished modifying my PL-380 accorded to the "supercharging..." document found elsewhere in this site. I'm more than happy with the result, and the signal boost with the 7.5" ferrite rod is stunning, not to say chocking! The coil on the ferrite is starting at exactly 43 mm from the left end of the ferrite, but I didn't manage to make the coil 43 mm long without winding the coil turns on top of each other. My coil is about 60 mm long, and the result is excellent anyway.

To ompare the finished modification of the 380, I used my rusty old Lowe HF-150 hooked up to my excellent Quantum V2.0 loop, and I was pleased to experience the signals on the modified 380 (barefoot) at least equal to the signals received with the HF-150 / Quantum combo. In some cases the signals was actually BETTER on the 380 than they were on the HF-150 + Quantum. Truly amazing!!

My curiosity made me want to try the Quantum loop together with the modified PL-380. I remembered that i had a ferrite coupler, which I received with one or another shipment from Tecsun. So, I soldered the coupler to one of the ends of a couax and a PL-259 in the other end. Hooked the coax with the ferrite coupler up on the Quantum loop and placed the end with the ferrite coupler over the coul of the 7.5" ferrite on the 380. It worked. In fact, it worked too good - with heavy signal overload as a result.

However, I wanted the possibility to use the PL-380 together with the Quantum loop, so I decided to modify the original modification a bit, with a RCA female connector and a toggle swith, which disconnect the 7.5" ferrite from the PL-380, while connecting the RCA-female. I can now connect any type of antenna to the PL-380 without having the 7.5" ferrite as an active part of the system. This works really, really good! The sig nals from the Quantum loop are cleaner, with less noise, and a few dB better. This bringed truly versatility to the PL-380, since I now can use it barefoot as a high performance UL-DX radio, or with an external antenna.

I have uploaded a few pictures of my modification, which is to be found here:


The PL-380 is attached with self-adhesive welcro to a vinyl stand, that originally was designed for the Elecraft KX3 transceiver. However, the stand is also a perfect addition to the PL-380 (or other UL-DX radios). The stand is sold by a small company named Nifty Ham Accessories and more information can be found on:


The 7.5" ferrite, by th e way, is fitted into a smallplastic project box which I found in my junkbox, and the whole ferrite, including the litz coil is covered with shrinking tube as protection and sturdyness.

Hope you like it!

73 de Hans / LA2MOA
Vardo, Arctic Norway

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