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Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 11-27

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
 
It was an excellent morning for low-band Asians here, with 603-HLSA and 648-VOR leading the show around 1535. The listening session was short (1530-1550), but quite a few vibrant TP's managed to show up on both the low and high band during this period.
 
 
At 1530 it was pretty obvious that this morning wouldn't follow the recent miserable trend, with 594-JOAK, 1566-HLAZ and 1575-VOA all vibrant at times. Around 1535 both 603-HLSA (with typical long-set easy listening music and deep-voiced Korean male announcer) and 648-VOR (Korean service, with male and female speakers) managed some of their best signals of the entire season. 639-CNR1 was also in and out with good male-female Chinese news around this time, and 657-Pyongyang was also showing up with its ancient music. The high band wasn't bad either, with 1566-HLAZ, 1575-VOA and 1593-CNR1 all in and out with good signals around 1545. In summary it was a very interesting session, and it felt great to be back in the TP-DXing chase after taking a two week break to finish the "Heathkit-like" PL-380 7.5" loopstick modification article (link below).
 
 
603  HLSA Namyang, S. Korea  Excellent signal in and
         out at 1535 with long-set Korean vocal music
 
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
7.5" loopstick Tecsun PL-380 Ultralight
(full construction article posted at
+ 12" Medium Wave FSL antenna
 
 


Re: Completion of 7.5" Loopstick Tecsun PL-380 Article [1 Attachment]

 

Thanks for your hard work in putting this together Gary. I was able to view your attached file fine and it looks great!


73, John




---In ultralightdx@..., <jshen808@...> wrote:

 Yes, great pictures and instructions Gary!!


73, John



---In ultralightdx@..., <va3sw@...> wrote:


On 2013-11-25, at 11:10 AM, d1028gary@... wrote:

 

Hello All,
 
For those interested, the construction portion of the "Heathkit-like" Tecsun PL-380 Supercharging article has been completed, and is available for download at http://www.mediafire.com/download/xr2hkw2o19oy12x/ Before publication in the club bulletins, a short "testing and operation" section will be added (which is still being written).

73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)  




Gary....Another Great Construction Article!! You describe these Instructions as "Heathkit Like".....but I think they are even Better than anything Heathkit ever printed as Construction Details!! Your expertise and experience have done the Group Proud by taking the Tech Side of ULR DXing to another level. Complete with Full Colour Photos....nobody could ask for more!! Thanks for continuing to set the Bar high!!

John is smilin'!!!

73...ROB VA3SW 

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA


Re: Completion of 7.5" Loopstick Tecsun PL-380 Article

Michael <michael.setaazul@...>
 

Hi Gary and all,

Many many thanks for the full article. Although I don't have a 7.5" rod, I hope to build something
based on your design for a shorter one. There may be an issue with my ancient Word 97
on W2K software, but under the title and further down, some interspersed pages appear
blank. It looks as if the text may have no omissions, but I am not sure if anything is missing.
Does anyone else have this issue?

Michael
UK

--------------------------------------------

Your 7.5" PL-380 loopstick article is superbly detailed and clear. Hopefully it will inspire even
the "DIY-challenged"
Ultralight enthusiasts to give it a try.


For those interested, the construction portion of the "Heathkit-like" Tecsun PL-380 Supercharging
article has been completed, and is available for download at
http://www.mediafire.com/download/xr2hkw2o19oy12x/ Before publication in the club bulletins, a short
"testing and operation" section will be added (which is still being written).

Included in the 20-page article are detailed procedures to construct an install either a 7.5"
Medium Wave or Longwave loopstick into the Tecsun PL-380 circuitry, as well as many
Photoshop-enhanced construction photos to make each step as clear as possible. Both of these
loopsticks have been successfully used by many DXers on both the Medium Wave and Longwave bands, and
both of them provide a very major sensitivity boost over the stock PL-380 loopstick.
. . .

73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)


Re: Completion of 7.5" Loopstick Tecsun PL-380 Article

Guy Atkins
 

Hi Gary,

Your 7.5" PL-380 loopstick article is superbly detailed and clear. Hopefully it will inspire even the "DIY-challenged" Ultralight enthusiasts to give it a try.

If the Fine Tuning's "Proceedings" series of books was still in publication, I and the other editors would be clamoring to include your quality article! It's definitely up to the level of detail and information we were striving for in each article & review for the intermediate and advanced radio hobbyist.

Well done!

Guy Atkins
Puyallup, WA

--- In ultralightdx@..., D1028Gary@... wrote:


Hello All,

For those interested, the construction portion of the "Heathkit-like" Tecsun PL-380 Supercharging article has been completed, and is available for download at http://www.mediafire.com/download/xr2hkw2o19oy12x/ Before publication in the club bulletins, a short "testing and operation" section will be added (which is still being written).

Included in the 20-page article are detailed procedures to construct an install either a 7.5" Medium Wave or Longwave loopstick into the Tecsun PL-380 circuitry, as well as many Photoshop-enhanced construction photos to make each step as clear as possible. Both of these loopsticks have been successfully used by many DXers on both the Medium Wave and Longwave bands, and both of them provide a very major sensitivity boost over the stock PL-380 loopstick.

Although the detailed installation procedures apply for the Tecsun PL-380 model, these Si4734 DSP chip-optimized 7.5" loopsticks will work just as well with any of the Tecsun DSP models, such as the PL-310, PL-360, PL-606, PL-505, etc. The orange plastic loopstick frames may also be lengthened or shorted to fit the cabinet surfaces of these other models. Hopefully the article will motivate a few DXers to take up their soldering irons, and discover a new level of Ultralight radio DXing excitement!

73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)


Re: Completion of 7.5" Loopstick Tecsun PL-380 Article [1 Attachment]

Bruce Bacon <bwbacon@...>
 

Bang up job, Gary! Thank you!
Bruce

 

From: ultralightdx@... [mailto:ultralightdx@...] On Behalf Of D1028Gary@...
Sent: Monday, November 25, 2013 09:11
To: ultralightdx@...
Subject: [ultralightdx] Completion of 7.5" Loopstick Tecsun PL-380 Article [1 Attachment]

 

 

[Attachment(s) from D1028Gary@... included below]

Hello All,

 

For those interested, the construction portion of the "Heathkit-like" Tecsun PL-380 Supercharging article has been completed, and is available for download at http://www.mediafire.com/download/xr2hkw2o19oy12x/ Before publication in the club bulletins, a short "testing and operation" section will be added (which is still being written).

 

Included in the 20-page article are detailed procedures to construct an install either a 7.5" Medium Wave or Longwave loopstick into the Tecsun PL-380 circuitry, as well as many Photoshop-enhanced construction photos to make each step as clear as possible. Both of these loopsticks have been successfully used by many DXers on both the Medium Wave and Longwave bands, and both of them provide a very major sensitivity boost over the stock PL-380 loopstick.

 

Although the detailed installation procedures apply for the Tecsun PL-380 model, these Si4734 DSP chip-optimized 7.5" loopsticks will work just as well with any of the Tecsun DSP models, such as the PL-310, PL-360, PL-606, PL-505, etc. The orange plastic loopstick frames may also be lengthened or shorted to fit the cabinet surfaces of these other models. Hopefully the article will motivate a few DXers to take up their soldering irons, and discover a new level of Ultralight radio DXing excitement!

 

73 and Good DX,

Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)  


Re: Completion of 7.5" Loopstick Tecsun PL-380 Article [1 Attachment]

 

 Yes, great pictures and instructions Gary!!


73, John



---In ultralightdx@..., <va3sw@...> wrote:


On 2013-11-25, at 11:10 AM, d1028gary@... wrote:

 

Hello All,
 
For those interested, the construction portion of the "Heathkit-like" Tecsun PL-380 Supercharging article has been completed, and is available for download at http://www.mediafire.com/download/xr2hkw2o19oy12x/ Before publication in the club bulletins, a short "testing and operation" section will be added (which is still being written).

73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)  




Gary....Another Great Construction Article!! You describe these Instructions as "Heathkit Like".....but I think they are even Better than anything Heathkit ever printed as Construction Details!! Your expertise and experience have done the Group Proud by taking the Tech Side of ULR DXing to another level. Complete with Full Colour Photos....nobody could ask for more!! Thanks for continuing to set the Bar high!!

John is smilin'!!!

73...ROB VA3SW 

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA


Re: Completion of 7.5" Loopstick Tecsun PL-380 Article [1 Attachment]

robert ross
 


On 2013-11-25, at 11:10 AM, d1028gary@... wrote:

 

Hello All,
 
For those interested, the construction portion of the "Heathkit-like" Tecsun PL-380 Supercharging article has been completed, and is available for download at http://www.mediafire.com/download/xr2hkw2o19oy12x/ Before publication in the club bulletins, a short "testing and operation" section will be added (which is still being written).

73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)  




Gary....Another Great Construction Article!! You describe these Instructions as "Heathkit Like".....but I think they are even Better than anything Heathkit ever printed as Construction Details!! Your expertise and experience have done the Group Proud by taking the Tech Side of ULR DXing to another level. Complete with Full Colour Photos....nobody could ask for more!! Thanks for continuing to set the Bar high!!

John is smilin'!!!

73...ROB VA3SW 

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA


Completion of 7.5" Loopstick Tecsun PL-380 Article

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
For those interested, the construction portion of the "Heathkit-like" Tecsun PL-380 Supercharging article has been completed, and is available for download at http://www.mediafire.com/download/xr2hkw2o19oy12x/ Before publication in the club bulletins, a short "testing and operation" section will be added (which is still being written).
 
Included in the 20-page article are detailed procedures to construct an install either a 7.5" Medium Wave or Longwave loopstick into the Tecsun PL-380 circuitry, as well as many Photoshop-enhanced construction photos to make each step as clear as possible. Both of these loopsticks have been successfully used by many DXers on both the Medium Wave and Longwave bands, and both of them provide a very major sensitivity boost over the stock PL-380 loopstick.
 
Although the detailed installation procedures apply for the Tecsun PL-380 model, these Si4734 DSP chip-optimized 7.5" loopsticks will work just as well with any of the Tecsun DSP models, such as the PL-310, PL-360, PL-606, PL-505, etc. The orange plastic loopstick frames may also be lengthened or shorted to fit the cabinet surfaces of these other models. Hopefully the article will motivate a few DXers to take up their soldering irons, and discover a new level of Ultralight radio DXing excitement!
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)  


ULR DX Longwave NDB Loggings.............

robert ross
 

Hi Guys:

Did a little Ultralight Radio NDB Dxing this evening to see what was coming in. I usually go out on the Back Deck to escape the Noise Level in the house with the Tecsun PL-380 and the Gary DeBock Longwave FSL Antenna, but last night we had over 2 FEET of SNOW dumped on us here in London, Ontario......and I haven't been able to clean off a space yet to DX from!!!! Plus I had already spent 3 Hours riding the Snowblower today...so I'd pretty much had enough of looking at Snow!!!

So....I thought I would just stay warm and see what was doing with the Setup here in the Basement!!! Nothing Spectacular coming in...and Nothing NEW for the log, but I did log a few decent Beacons at good distances. It's actually quite amazing what you can hear .....with an Ultralight Radio your Basement...about 5 Feet Below Ground!!

Below is a sampling of what was heard, there were others but they were somewhat less Spectacular!!

RADIO USED.................TECSUN PL-380 Ultralight

ANTENNA USED............Gary DeBock Made 7 Inch FSL (Ferrite Sleeve Antenna)

My ULR Longwave Log Totals are currently 272 Stations...but I'm going to try and improve on that this winter!!!

73...........ROB VA3SW

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA


**************************************************************************************
382 YPL Pickle Lake, ONTARIO 0505 UTC 1 KW 722 Miles

360 PN Port Menier, ANTICOSTI ISLAND 0502 UTC 500 Watts 933 Miles

216 CLB Wilmington, NC (Carolina Beach) 0444 UTC 629 Miles

243 OZW Howell, MICHIGAN 0446 UTC 141 Miles

278 ADG Adrian, MICHIGAN 0450 UTC 162 Miles

326 FC Fredericton, NEW BRUNSWICK 0454 UTC 1.6 KW 747 Miles

341 YYU Kapuskasing, ONTARIO 0500 UTC 500 Watts 450 Miles
**************************************************************************************


ULR DX....DX Tip 830 WTRU Kernersville, NORTH CAROLINA in now!!!

robert ross
 

Hi Guys:

Hearing 830 WTRU Kernersville, NORTH CAROLINA @ 2030 EST. I believe this is only the 2nd time I have ever logged these guys???

In WCCO Null........

RADIO USED................SONY SRF-T615 Ultralight BAREFOOT

73....ROB VA3SW

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA

***********************************************************************************************
830 WTRU Kernersville, NORTH CAROLINA Nov/24/13 2020 EST FAIR EE
"Grace to You" Religious Talk Show. Relig Spots at end of show. ID as "830 AM and 97.7 FM
The Truth Network". Spots for Religious Shows on the TRUTH NETWORK". Mention of a North Carolina
Religious Event.

RELOG 50/10 KW
ROSS, ONT.
************************************************************************************************


Logged this week

Stan Horzepa
 

Brother-in-law's death and wife's surgery put a bug dent in my radio listening this week, but I managed to add one new one top the AM radio log:

WVNJ on 1160 MHz from Oakland, NJ, received Thursday 0100Z on my CC SW Pocket receiver - CC twin coil ferrite antenna combo with a solid S-5 signal.

Good DX and Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Stan, WA1LOU


Re: TECSUN R9012

Rik
 

A wire antenna 10m long should work well on the SW bands, and it will effect FM, but not do anything for the AM or MW band on most all portable radios except ones made by SONY.

 I would only connect a 'Random Wire' antenna  while the radio was in use when there seems to be no danger of lightning.

 One big advantage of the R9012 on AM is the internal ferrite antenna is quite directional, so turning or rotating  the whole radio so the front or back points toward a station may allow you to hear different stations broadcasting on the same frequency. You can also use this feature to point the radio away from local radio noise interferance. - FARMERIK

 



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

hello everyone,

I bought a TECSUN R9012 as my 1st AM radio. I have read in a blog that's not bad, I don't have much money but I'd like to listen some AM radio. A friend of mine told me that if I put a 10m copper cable outside the window, attached to the integrated antenna, I will receive many more signals. I have looked on google for this but didn't find much, a part from "long wire antenna". Is it dangerous to put a copper wire outside? How many chances do I have to grab a lightning? Do you have some technical suggestion to enhance my listening experience?

Thanks in advance.

Best regards!


Re: TECSUN R9012

Paul S. in CT
 

Separately... for AM radio 522-1710 kHz there are a few passive loops made in China for about US$30. These will improve AM radio, especially at night. All you do is tune the loop to the station you are on. There are no worries about outside wires.

Paul S. in CT

 



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

hello everyone,

I bought a TECSUN R9012 as my 1st AM radio. I have read in a blog that's not bad, I don't have much money but I'd like to listen some AM radio. A friend of mine told me that if I put a 10m copper cable outside the window, attached to the integrated antenna, I will receive many more signals. I have looked on google for this but didn't find much, a part from "long wire antenna". Is it dangerous to put a copper wire outside? How many chances do I have to grab a lightning? Do you have some technical suggestion to enhance my listening experience?

Thanks in advance.

Best regards!


Re: TECSUN R9012

Paul S. in CT
 

 There is always the danger of lightning, and even more common, static electricity that builds up in the wire. The static can damage the chip in the radio by harming the input section. Although correct, the advice is better ignored if on a limited budget.


The "long wire" is only effective on Short-Wave. I would investigate the capabilities of the radio before attatching an outdoor long-wire. It would be helpful to know what stations you want to hear, where the transmitter is located, and in what language(s). Lower frequencies (less than 7600 kHz) are much better when you and the transmitter are at night. When either one is near night 9300-12100 kHz, for day time 11500 to 18000 kHz. Distances will be shorter as frequencies increase.


For this, here is a nice website that can help

http://www.short-wave.info/index.php


Paul S. in CT



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

hello everyone,

I bought a TECSUN R9012 as my 1st AM radio. I have read in a blog that's not bad, I don't have much money but I'd like to listen some AM radio. A friend of mine told me that if I put a 10m copper cable outside the window, attached to the integrated antenna, I will receive many more signals. I have looked on google for this but didn't find much, a part from "long wire antenna". Is it dangerous to put a copper wire outside? How many chances do I have to grab a lightning? Do you have some technical suggestion to enhance my listening experience?

Thanks in advance.

Best regards!


TECSUN R9012

fabio.bovelacci@...
 

hello everyone,

I bought a TECSUN R9012 as my 1st AM radio. I have read in a blog that's not bad, I don't have much money but I'd like to listen some AM radio. A friend of mine told me that if I put a 10m copper cable outside the window, attached to the integrated antenna, I will receive many more signals. I have looked on google for this but didn't find much, a part from "long wire antenna". Is it dangerous to put a copper wire outside? How many chances do I have to grab a lightning? Do you have some technical suggestion to enhance my listening experience?

Thanks in advance.

Best regards!


PL380/6m X wire logs

Dan Sheedy <wpe6bvt@...>
 

Greetings from slowly-drying out Encinitas..conditions have been rather good lately with the following stations heard:
 
17630 R. Xoriyo Ogaden (via Issoudun) *1558-1615 23 Nov. OC, orchestral bridge to Somali opening chat/ID, quick qira'ut @ :02, more Somali yak w/ rpts, sounders w/ vy nice percussion & occ. Somali tunes..has "ogaden-ya" tags on some announcements..sked Tu/Sat only..big signal & also hrd well using just the '380's whip.
 
7450/6050/4820 XPBS (Lhasa/Lhasa-Baiding) 1502+ 21 Nov. Finally got the XPBS CH service with enough signal to // on all freq.--7450 is best after CNR1-7445 quits jamming RTI @ 1500, 4820 is best before 1500 (& 60M starts to sink), & 6050 is marginal @ best after Salam FM closes @ 1500+..CH chat & occ. tunes...oddly enuf, the XPBS Tibetan program on 4905/4920/6110/7255 is much easier to hear (altho 4905 suffers from CODAR/whatever).
 
6015 RTZ *0253-0320 t/out 23 Nov. Opens abruptly with hip-hop tunes from Spice FM (nice echo-y jingle @ :56), pips @ TOH then AR program, qira'ut @ :01-:04 followed by commentary (some suras about Ibrahim, i think)..0314 back to studio chat, "local" lounge-stylee tune & occ. chat o/ mx w/ mention of Pemba into long excited speech w/ occ. crowd reaction (kinda sounds like sports p-b-p, but hardly @ 6A local in Z'bar). Rwanda-6055 also in fairly well this evening, but still chasing Zambia-5915--their anthem slides in OK around 0250 but the fish-eagle IS has yet to make it past WHRI-5920 QRM.
 
15175 AIR (Panaji..counts as GOA on NASWA list) *1513-1535+ 20 Nov. Gujarati service sked 1515-1600 daily // 13640 (Bengaluru).better than usual with IS, opening yak & generic AIR ID, subcont. songs, app. news in Gujarati w/ occ. EG words, another ID @ :23 & also @ :34 (poss. end of news)..13640 a bit weaker today & listed 11620 // app. not on today.
 
5975 Shiokaze (via Yamata) *1600-1610 20 Nov. Thanks to Ron Howard's tip caught Shiokaze's NF/sked w/ OC, piano intro, JP pgm w/ info on Japanese still held in NK + IDs ("Shiokaze hoso" & "kochiwara Shiokaze deh")..also hrd 23 Nov. @ 1630+ using just the whip.
 
thanks to the crew that makes this group such a treat to read..happy Tnxgiving to the Yanks (belated HT to the VEs)..good listening & alla best from the beach.
 
Dan
WB6FJD


ULR DX....NEW STN!! 830 WUMY Memphis, TENNESSEE

robert ross
 

Hi Guys:

Thanks to a tip from George Santulli in Virginia, I have just logged a New Station for both the ULR and Overall Logs!!! It's a 3 KW Daytimer...Maybe on late???


RADIO USED................SONY SRF-T615 Ultralight Barefoot

73...ROB VA3SW

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA

*********************************************************************************************
830 WUMY Memphis, TENNESSEE Nov/22/13 1832 EST EE FAIR-GOOD
No Sign of WCCO!!! C/W Music by Vince Gill, Jerry Reed and Patty Loveless etc.
IDs sung out as "Y-105.5" and // to the Live Webfeed as well.

NEW STN ULR # 1064 3 KW Daytime
ROSS, ONT.
*********************************************************************************************


Newfoundland Ultralight Radio Logs Nov 21

Allen Willie
 

Hello To All,

Another couple of new entries for the Ultralight log from yesterday as follows:

648 - SPAIN - RNE Radio Nacional Extremadura 20:28 UTC 11/21/13 w/ Spanish talk by woman, ID ( signal from CKGA Gander, NL on 650 was nulled enough with the SRF-39FP to hear this one coming through. This was the very first time I had ever logged anything on this frequency )

Ultralight Station # 1214 Trans-Atlantic Station # 490

 

756 - ENGLAND - BBC Radio 4 various 23:37 UTC 11/21/13 w/ "Today in Parliament" program, BBC ID's ( signal in and out , mixing with Germany )

 

Ultralight Station # 1215 Trans-Atlantic Station # 491

 

 

Receivers: SRF-M37W & SRF-39FP barefoot

 

 

Good DX

Allen Willie VOPC1AA

Carbonear, Newfoundland

47:44:15 N 53:13:46 W


Re: 7.5" Loopstick Tecsun PL-380 Article Update

Gary DeBock
 

Thanks  jc805sb@...,
 
<<<    however, 3D print the antenna frame, eh.  From a google sketch CAD drawing.   >>>
 
Actually I'm making up about 20 of these precut 7.5" loopstick antenna frames on a power miter saw, to make available to anyone who has interest in the project, but who feels uneasy about precisely cutting the frames. They will be available at cost ($10, including USPS Priority Mail shipping) after the article is wrapped up.
 
A new, improved loopstick frame master photo is also planned for the final article.
 
73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
   

-----Original Message-----
From: jc805sb
To: ultralightdx
Sent: Thu, Nov 21, 2013 5:11 pm
Subject: [ultralightdx] RE: 7.5&quot; Loopstick Tecsun PL-380 Article Update
 
sweet.
however, 3D print the antenna frame, eh.  From a google sketch CAD drawing.


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

Hello All,
 
For those who have interest in the upcoming "Heathkit-like" assembly article to construct your own 7.5" Medium Wave or Longwave-optimized loopstick Tecsun PL-380 model, the article is now 75% complete, and includes the sections covering the introduction, the parts list, construction of the plastic loopstick frame, and construction of both the Medium Wave and Longwave-optimized 7.5" loopsticks. The remainder of the article (preparing the PL-380 for the transplant, gluing the frame to the cabinet and soldering in the new loopstick) should be completed within a week.
 
For those who have already ordered parts and are eager to start the project, a file containing the article sections completed so far is available for download at http://www.mediafire.com/view/45dvesk0h4w573o/7.5inchLSPL-380 
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
 
 
 
 


Re: 7.5" Loopstick Tecsun PL-380 Article Update

jc805sb
 

sweet.

however, 3D print the antenna frame, eh.  From a google sketch CAD drawing.



---In ultralightdx@..., <D1028Gary@...> wrote:

Hello All,
 
For those who have interest in the upcoming "Heathkit-like" assembly article to construct your own 7.5" Medium Wave or Longwave-optimized loopstick Tecsun PL-380 model, the article is now 75% complete, and includes the sections covering the introduction, the parts list, construction of the plastic loopstick frame, and construction of both the Medium Wave and Longwave-optimized 7.5" loopsticks. The remainder of the article (preparing the PL-380 for the transplant, gluing the frame to the cabinet and soldering in the new loopstick) should be completed within a week.
 
For those who have already ordered parts and are eager to start the project, a file containing the article sections completed so far is available for download at http://www.mediafire.com/view/45dvesk0h4w573o/7.5inchLSPL-380 
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
 
 
 
 

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