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Re: (Minor) Correction to "Supercharged" PL-380 Parts List

Chris Storey
 

 

As soon as my ferrite rod arrives from Amidon, I (and my box of assorted wire, and parts) am ready to go for the build!

I had one question about dressing the leads from the ferrite. In the photo for step 31, you can see the litz wire leading from the left edge of the coil and into the shrink-tubing sleeve. I was wondering if there was a reason that length of wire was not taped down over the coil to help further secure the delicate wire. Would doing so (perhaps using a 1/2" wide strip of the packing tape lengthwise on the rod between the rubber mounts) cause a problem with reception?


Chris


Re: (Minor) Correction to "Supercharged" PL-380 Parts List [1 Attachment]

Gary DeBock
 

Regarding the use of 1/16" shrink tubing in the PL-380 "Supercharging" article, only one step of the actual modification instructions (Step 29) incorrectly called for 3/16" shrink tubing to be used. All of the other references (both in the instructions and photos) simply call for "shrink tubing."
 
As such, as long as a hobbyist is aware that 1/16" shrink tubing is the size to use for all steps, there will be no confusion. When viewing any of the instructional photos, it should be pretty obvious that 1/16" shrink tubing is being used, and not the 3/16" size. Nevertheless, if any hobbyist would like this corrected article version (both in the Parts List and also in Step 29), it is posted at http://www.mediafire.com/view/du3sr5cd9thqvau/7.5inch-LS-PL380.doc 
 
73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
 

-----Original Message-----
From: D1028Gary
To: ultralightdx
Sent: Fri, Nov 29, 2013 9:04 pm
Subject: [ultralightdx] (Minor) Correction to "Supercharged" PL-380 Parts List [1 Attachment]

 
[Attachment(s) from D1028Gary@... included below]
Hello All,
 
After reviewing the Parts List for the Tecsun PL-380 7.5" loopstick transplant (a.k.a. "Supercharging") article, I noticed that a minor correction needs to be made in the size of shrink tubing required for the procedure. Since this shrink tubing is only called for at the end of the procedure, this change should not affect those who have just started construction of their "Supercharged" PL-380.
 
The correct size and quantity of shrink tubing required is 6" of 1/16" diameter shrink tubing, NOT 6" of 3/16" diameter shrink tubing (as listed in a previous parts list). If a builder attempts to use 3/16" shrink tubing in the model it will not be a major mistake, but the too-large tubing will slide up and down the Litz wires, and probably not fit through the wrist strap routing hole.
 
This 1/16" shrink tubing is available free of charge for those who are building the model and cannot track it down-- just send me an email with your shipping address.
 
A correction in the Parts List has been made in the article posted at http://www.mediafire.com/view/v8bpdex2drxuxnp/7.5inchLS-PL380.doc , which is recommended for downloading as an updated guide for the full procedure. This updated article has also been attached with this email.
 
73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)  


ALERT WRVA Richmond VA In Colorado! 11:50 MST NOW

kugellagers
 

WRVA is making it into Colorado right now LOUD! at 11:50/6:50 UTC Friday night.  Very loud!

 

Never heard anything east of Smokies/Blue Ridge in US in Colorado.

 

John

];')


(Minor) Correction to "Supercharged" PL-380 Parts List

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
After reviewing the Parts List for the Tecsun PL-380 7.5" loopstick transplant (a.k.a. "Supercharging") article, I noticed that a minor correction needs to be made in the size of shrink tubing required for the procedure. Since this shrink tubing is only called for at the end of the procedure, this change should not affect those who have just started construction of their "Supercharged" PL-380.
 
The correct size and quantity of shrink tubing required is 6" of 1/16" diameter shrink tubing, NOT 6" of 3/16" diameter shrink tubing (as listed in a previous parts list). If a builder attempts to use 3/16" shrink tubing in the model it will not be a major mistake, but the too-large tubing will slide up and down the Litz wires, and probably not fit through the wrist strap routing hole.
 
This 1/16" shrink tubing is available free of charge for those who are building the model and cannot track it down-- just send me an email with your shipping address.
 
A correction in the Parts List has been made in the article posted at http://www.mediafire.com/view/v8bpdex2drxuxnp/7.5inchLS-PL380.doc , which is recommended for downloading as an updated guide for the full procedure. This updated article has also been attached with this email.
 
73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)  


Re: PL-380 "Supercharging" Article Completed (with Operating Tips)

 

Hi Ryan,


Have you seen this YouTube video (may click on the link below)?


http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PiCt4LNkAXU&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DPiCt4LNkAXU


It shows the PL-380 "Supercharged" located in France able to pickup a station from Korea. To me, that's ultra impressive!


73, John




---In ultralightdx@..., <rmartin100@...> wrote:

Has anyone compared a supercharged pl-380 to a Sangean PR-D5? Is there a big enough "dx advantage" over the PR-D5 in the midwest(near Chicago) to mod a pl-380? Would a 2' tunable loop and a PR-D5 be similar in dxing to a supercharged pl-380? I'm not concerned with portability...just want a kick-ass am dxing radio.
Thanks, Ryan


Re: PL-380 "Supercharging" Article Completed (with Operating Tips)

Ryan Martin
 

Has anyone compared a supercharged pl-380 to a Sangean PR-D5? Is there a big enough "dx advantage" over the PR-D5 in the midwest(near Chicago) to mod a pl-380? Would a 2' tunable loop and a PR-D5 be similar in dxing to a supercharged pl-380? I'm not concerned with portability...just want a kick-ass am dxing radio.
Thanks, Ryan


Re: PL-380 "Supercharging" Article Completed (with Operating Tips)

 

Thanks Gary for your feedback. Hope you have gobbled up lots of turkeys today!


73, John




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

Hi John,
 
<<<   Just a thought. Have you tried or considered building the 7.5" loopstick to put on a PL-390? Now I'm not sure if the PL-390 would be considered an "ultralight". But if we think outside the box for a moment, and just consider the possibility, putting the 7.5" loopstick on the PL-390 could make sense. The width of the 7.5" loopstick and the PL-390 is almost the same width (the PL-390 is just a bit smaller than the loopstick), so aesthetically it would be pleasant. Also the PL-390 has an external antenna jack, which means more options for SW. Plus it has two speakers, which could mean more clarity when listening through them (still have options for headphones of course). Anyways, just my two cents worth.   >>>
 
Thanks for your suggestion. Both of the 7.5" loopsticks described in the "Supercharging" article (MW and LW) would work great when transplanted into the PL-390 model also, since it is based on the same Si4734 DSP chip that controls the PL-380. As a matter of fact, the Medium Wave loopstick would also work great when transplanted into the full-sized Tecsun CR1100 portable-- and might even fit inside the spacious cabinet. All it would take is for someone with mechanical skills to design loopstick frames and/ or support systems, and solder the new loopsticks into the circuitry in place of the midget stock antennas.
 
Unfortunately there isn't enough time here to work on such non-Ultralight Radio projects, but they would be easy to accomplish. In general, the hard-core ULR transoceanic DXers (like Allen and me) usually prefer to push our luck with a "qualified" Ultralight radio, though-- which is limited to 20 cubic inches in volume. That's why almost all of the technical effort is currently directed at radios like the PL-380. 
 
73, Gary 
    

-----Original Message-----
From: jshen808 <jshen808@...>
To: ultralightdx <ultralightdx@...>
Sent: Thu, Nov 28, 2013 6:52 pm
Subject: [ultralightdx] RE: PL-380 &quot;Supercharging&quot; Article Completed (with Operating Tips)

 
Hi Gary,

Just a thought. Have you tried or considered building the 7.5" loopstick to put on a PL-390? Now I'm not sure if the PL-390 would be considered an "ultralight". But if we think outside the box for a moment, and just consider the possibility, putting the 7.5" loopstick on the PL-390 could make sense. The width of the 7.5" loopstick and the PL-390 is almost the same width (the PL-390 is just a bit smaller than the loopstick), so aesthetically it would be pleasant. Also the PL-390 has an external antenna jack, which means more options for SW. Plus it has two speakers, which could mean more clarity when listening through them (still have options for headphones of course). Anyways, just my two cents worth.

73, John



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

Hello All,
 
For those interested, the "Heathkit-like" Tecsun PL-380 loopstick transplant article has now been fully completed, with the final addition of a "Testing and Operation" section. The 22-page article is designed to guide a novice experimenter step-by-step through the installation of either a 7.5" Medium Wave or Longwave loopstick in the PL-380 circuitry, resulting in a major boost in DXing sensitivity on either band. Most steps have detailed, Photoshop-enhanced instructional photos to make each procedure as clear as possible. The completed article has been posted at http://www.mediafire.com/view/c6nt09m41064lan/7.5inchLSPL380.doc , and is also attached with this email.
 
Thanks very much to Bruce, John, Rob, Guy, Phil and others who have already posted positive comments about the article. As of this time, I still do have enough of the precut 7.5" loopstick frames (prepared professionally, on power tools) to offer to those who are interested. These are offered at cost ($10, including USPS Priority Mail shipping within the USA) as long as supplies last (25 were cut). All of the DXers who have requested these precut loopstick frames so far will be offered one.
 
Both the Medium Wave and Longwave 7.5" loopstick PL-380 models have proven highly successful in DXing by hobbyists in North America and elsewhere. There are a couple of videos on YouTube demonstrating the appearance and function of the 7.5" Medium Wave loopstick PL-380 models. Patrick Vignoud of France posted a video of his very strong reception of 1566-HLAZ from South Korea on the model ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiCt4LNkAXU ), and its design and function was described during the "Rockwork 4" ocean cliff DXpedition last July ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWSqvb9NdLo ).
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)  
 
 


Re: PL-380 "Supercharging" Article Completed (with Operating Tips)

Gary DeBock
 

Hi John,
 
<<<   Just a thought. Have you tried or considered building the 7.5" loopstick to put on a PL-390? Now I'm not sure if the PL-390 would be considered an "ultralight". But if we think outside the box for a moment, and just consider the possibility, putting the 7.5" loopstick on the PL-390 could make sense. The width of the 7.5" loopstick and the PL-390 is almost the same width (the PL-390 is just a bit smaller than the loopstick), so aesthetically it would be pleasant. Also the PL-390 has an external antenna jack, which means more options for SW. Plus it has two speakers, which could mean more clarity when listening through them (still have options for headphones of course). Anyways, just my two cents worth.   >>>
 
Thanks for your suggestion. Both of the 7.5" loopsticks described in the "Supercharging" article (MW and LW) would work great when transplanted into the PL-390 model also, since it is based on the same Si4734 DSP chip that controls the PL-380. As a matter of fact, the Medium Wave loopstick would also work great when transplanted into the full-sized Tecsun CR1100 portable-- and might even fit inside the spacious cabinet. All it would take is for someone with mechanical skills to design loopstick frames and/ or support systems, and solder the new loopsticks into the circuitry in place of the midget stock antennas.
 
Unfortunately there isn't enough time here to work on such non-Ultralight Radio projects, but they would be easy to accomplish. In general, the hard-core ULR transoceanic DXers (like Allen and me) usually prefer to push our luck with a "qualified" Ultralight radio, though-- which is limited to 20 cubic inches in volume. That's why almost all of the technical effort is currently directed at radios like the PL-380. 
 
73, Gary 
    

-----Original Message-----
From: jshen808
To: ultralightdx
Sent: Thu, Nov 28, 2013 6:52 pm
Subject: [ultralightdx] RE: PL-380 &quot;Supercharging&quot; Article Completed (with Operating Tips)

 
Hi Gary,

Just a thought. Have you tried or considered building the 7.5" loopstick to put on a PL-390? Now I'm not sure if the PL-390 would be considered an "ultralight". But if we think outside the box for a moment, and just consider the possibility, putting the 7.5" loopstick on the PL-390 could make sense. The width of the 7.5" loopstick and the PL-390 is almost the same width (the PL-390 is just a bit smaller than the loopstick), so aesthetically it would be pleasant. Also the PL-390 has an external antenna jack, which means more options for SW. Plus it has two speakers, which could mean more clarity when listening through them (still have options for headphones of course). Anyways, just my two cents worth.

73, John



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

Hello All,
 
For those interested, the "Heathkit-like" Tecsun PL-380 loopstick transplant article has now been fully completed, with the final addition of a "Testing and Operation" section. The 22-page article is designed to guide a novice experimenter step-by-step through the installation of either a 7.5" Medium Wave or Longwave loopstick in the PL-380 circuitry, resulting in a major boost in DXing sensitivity on either band. Most steps have detailed, Photoshop-enhanced instructional photos to make each procedure as clear as possible. The completed article has been posted at http://www.mediafire.com/view/c6nt09m41064lan/7.5inchLSPL380.doc , and is also attached with this email.
 
Thanks very much to Bruce, John, Rob, Guy, Phil and others who have already posted positive comments about the article. As of this time, I still do have enough of the precut 7.5" loopstick frames (prepared professionally, on power tools) to offer to those who are interested. These are offered at cost ($10, including USPS Priority Mail shipping within the USA) as long as supplies last (25 were cut). All of the DXers who have requested these precut loopstick frames so far will be offered one.
 
Both the Medium Wave and Longwave 7.5" loopstick PL-380 models have proven highly successful in DXing by hobbyists in North America and elsewhere. There are a couple of videos on YouTube demonstrating the appearance and function of the 7.5" Medium Wave loopstick PL-380 models. Patrick Vignoud of France posted a video of his very strong reception of 1566-HLAZ from South Korea on the model ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiCt4LNkAXU ), and its design and function was described during the "Rockwork 4" ocean cliff DXpedition last July ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWSqvb9NdLo ).
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)  
 
 


Re: PL-380 "Supercharging" Article Completed (with Operating Tips)

 

Hi Gary,


Just a thought. Have you tried or considered building the 7.5" loopstick to put on a PL-390? Now I'm not sure if the PL-390 would be considered an "ultralight". But if we think outside the box for a moment, and just consider the possibility, putting the 7.5" loopstick on the PL-390 could make sense. The width of the 7.5" loopstick and the PL-390 is almost the same width (the PL-390 is just a bit smaller than the loopstick), so aesthetically it would be pleasant. Also the PL-390 has an external antenna jack, which means more options for SW. Plus it has two speakers, which could mean more clarity when listening through them (still have options for headphones of course). Anyways, just my two cents worth.


73, John




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

Hello All,
 
For those interested, the "Heathkit-like" Tecsun PL-380 loopstick transplant article has now been fully completed, with the final addition of a "Testing and Operation" section. The 22-page article is designed to guide a novice experimenter step-by-step through the installation of either a 7.5" Medium Wave or Longwave loopstick in the PL-380 circuitry, resulting in a major boost in DXing sensitivity on either band. Most steps have detailed, Photoshop-enhanced instructional photos to make each procedure as clear as possible. The completed article has been posted at http://www.mediafire.com/view/c6nt09m41064lan/7.5inchLSPL380.doc , and is also attached with this email.
 
Thanks very much to Bruce, John, Rob, Guy, Phil and others who have already posted positive comments about the article. As of this time, I still do have enough of the precut 7.5" loopstick frames (prepared professionally, on power tools) to offer to those who are interested. These are offered at cost ($10, including USPS Priority Mail shipping within the USA) as long as supplies last (25 were cut). All of the DXers who have requested these precut loopstick frames so far will be offered one.
 
Both the Medium Wave and Longwave 7.5" loopstick PL-380 models have proven highly successful in DXing by hobbyists in North America and elsewhere. There are a couple of videos on YouTube demonstrating the appearance and function of the 7.5" Medium Wave loopstick PL-380 models. Patrick Vignoud of France posted a video of his very strong reception of 1566-HLAZ from South Korea on the model ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiCt4LNkAXU ), and its design and function was described during the "Rockwork 4" ocean cliff DXpedition last July ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWSqvb9NdLo ).
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)  
 
 


Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 11-28 (Conclusion)

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
 
There were some fairly vibrant Asian signals to be Thankful for this morning on both the low and high band, as a generous sunrise enhancement repeated for a second day. The listening session started off here at 1500 with both 1017-CRI and 1593-CNR1 having unusual strength, and the latter managed one of its best sessions ever here through the 1590 Seattle splatter. Like yesterday, the low-band Asians on 639, 648 and 657 kicked into gear with good signals in and out around 1525, although yesterday's star 603-HLSA had trouble joining the party. It stayed at an anemic level all session long, failing to match even the fair-to-good signals of its 558-HLQH parallel.. Both 639-CNR1 and 648-VOR (Korean service) were at a steady fair to good level at this time, while 657-Pyongyang's bizarre music was mixing with the domestic splatter in an irritating way. 738-BEL2 also had signals improved over yesterday, but never came up to a more than a fair level.
 
 
936-Anhui (presumed) and 1377-CNR1 both managed fair signals in and out during the 1500-1520 period, and the Korean big guns on 972, 1134 and 1566 had no trouble being heard. The star of Thanksgiving morning here was 1593-CNR1, socking it to the 1590 Seattle splatter for most of the sunrise enhancement period. It was its best performance here for several years, and set the tone for what was a Chinese-dominated listening session.
 
 
639-CNR1  China Synchros   Fair to good Chinese
          male-female news at steady level around 1528
 
1593-CNR1  Changzhou, China   Good Chinese
          female-male speech and music through Seattle
          splatter at 1537; best signal in years here
 
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
7.5" loopstick Tecsun PL-380 Ultralight
("Heathkit-like" full construction article at
+ 12" Medium Wave FSL antenna 
     


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

Phil Pasteur
 

Hey Gary,
Great article. It will make it very easy to construct one of these.
I sent you an email directly, hopefully to the correct email address. I am interested in getting one of the frames for you. I have rods and Litz wire. Should I just send paypal to your email address. Any idea of what shipping will be?

Thanks,
Phil P.

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, 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)


Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 11-28

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
 
Vibrant Asian signals showed up once again from 1500-1545 here this morning, in what was basically a repeat of yesterday (with slightly different players). Whereas 603-HLSA was the star yesterday, it was pretty anemic this morning-- but 639-CNR1 and 1593-CNR1 were both stronger (both peaking around 1530, with good signals). 1593-CNR1 was especially vibrant this morning, managing one of its best signals ever against the usual 1590-Seattle splatter. 648-VOR was also pretty potent with its Korean service (in and out) around the same time, and the Chinese stations on 936, 1017 and 1377 all managed fair audio early on from 1500-1520. Full details will be posted later. Despite the late season date, there was some nice DX for which to be Thankful.
 
 
73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)    


New Log- 920 WKVA Lewistown PA

John Cereghin <jcereghin@...>
 

New ULR log on November 27 on the PL310 barefoot:

920 WKVA Lewistown PA, oldies (kinda sounded like Motown-type selections), caught call ID at 1700 in the mush.

ULR station 902 and my 1050th AM log overall.  A 137-mile catch.

John Cereghin  WDX3IAO
Smyrna DE


Happy Thanksgiving!

 

To Gary and everyone,


Want to wish all to have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Gary, nice youtube video, compliments to your wife holding the camera, really enjoyed the sceneries. Thank you for your hard work and generosity to the entire group! We really appreciate it.

73, John Shen


Re: CJLO 1690

Gary DeBock
 

Nice job on 1690-CJLO, Tony. You are smart to chase DX on the X-band, far away from the Radio Sport/ Trackside/ Rhema/ Maori/ RNZ maze from 531-1602.
 
<<<  Gary: "Confucius say:  Man who DX on cliff side he not on level"    >>>
 
OK, Tony. "Confucius also say:  Man who DX on cliff side higher level than Beach Boy" 
 
73, Gary
   

-----Original Message-----
From: tonyzl
To: ultralightdx
Sent: Wed, Nov 27, 2013 9:14 pm
Subject: [ultralightdx] CJLO 1690

 
My PL380 is doing its stuff off a 100m longwire by induction.  Logged on 31 October CJLO 1690 1kw at 0800 UTC,  2.a.m. in Montreal. Not bad from NZ and topping west Coast US powerhouses like KFSG. 

73,s 
Tony

Gary: "Confucius say:  Man who DX on cliff side he not on level"


CJLO 1690

tonyzl@...
 

My PL380 is doing its stuff off a 100m longwire by induction.  Logged on 31 October CJLO 1690 1kw at 0800 UTC,  2.a.m. in Montreal. Not bad from NZ and topping west Coast US powerhouses like KFSG. 


73,s 
Tony

Gary: "Confucius say:  Man who DX on cliff side he not on level"


PL-380 "Supercharging" Article Completed (with Operating Tips)

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
For those interested, the "Heathkit-like" Tecsun PL-380 loopstick transplant article has now been fully completed, with the final addition of a "Testing and Operation" section. The 22-page article is designed to guide a novice experimenter step-by-step through the installation of either a 7.5" Medium Wave or Longwave loopstick in the PL-380 circuitry, resulting in a major boost in DXing sensitivity on either band. Most steps have detailed, Photoshop-enhanced instructional photos to make each procedure as clear as possible. The completed article has been posted at http://www.mediafire.com/view/c6nt09m41064lan/7.5inchLSPL380.doc , and is also attached with this email.
 
Thanks very much to Bruce, John, Rob, Guy, Phil and others who have already posted positive comments about the article. As of this time, I still do have enough of the precut 7.5" loopstick frames (prepared professionally, on power tools) to offer to those who are interested. These are offered at cost ($10, including USPS Priority Mail shipping within the USA) as long as supplies last (25 were cut). All of the DXers who have requested these precut loopstick frames so far will be offered one.
 
Both the Medium Wave and Longwave 7.5" loopstick PL-380 models have proven highly successful in DXing by hobbyists in North America and elsewhere. There are a couple of videos on YouTube demonstrating the appearance and function of the 7.5" Medium Wave loopstick PL-380 models. Patrick Vignoud of France posted a video of his very strong reception of 1566-HLAZ from South Korea on the model ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiCt4LNkAXU ), and its design and function was described during the "Rockwork 4" ocean cliff DXpedition last July ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWSqvb9NdLo ).
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)  
 
 


Tecsun PL-880 User Manuals for initial offering

josephrot
 

Those interested in the Tecsun PL-880:

The initial chassis owners manual is available here:
http://swling.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Tecsun-pl880-Manual.pdf

Note that the manual MIGHT reflect that there will be two or three PL-880 "variations"...say one for Pacific Rim, one for Euro and Australia, and one for North America.

Joe Rotello / Knoxville, TN / USA


Re: 7.5" Loopstick Tecsun PL-380 Article Update

Barry M Gelb
 

Gary,

 

If you have any of the loopstick frames still available, I would like to purchase one.  Please provide details for Paypal payment.

 

Thank you,

 

Barry Gelb,

 

Bayside, NY 

-----Original Message-----
From: jc805sb <jc805sb@...>
To: ultralightdx <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@..., <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)
 
 
 
 


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
 
 

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