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alfredsantee@ymail.com
 

No luck here on the test. I live about 2 miles from WMOH on 1450. They call the station The Ticket it is a sports talk statiom

ALF


Re: DX TEST HEARD.....1450 WKAL Rome, NY.......

robert ross
 


On 2013-12-14, at 11:13 PM, Bruce Conti wrote:

 

Too much information.  Hope there aren't any cheaters on this list.

On Sat, Dec 14, 2013 at 11:09 PM, Robert Ross <va3sw@...> wrote:
  Just had a Nice Copy on the 1450 WKAL Rome, NY DX Test. Details below...

--
Bruce Conti
B.A.Conti Photography www.baconti.com
¡BAMLog! www.bamlog.com


Well Bruce...if there is, they can fill their boots!!! I do this as a Hobby and for FUN.....I don't get paid to DX and don't care what other DXers do...if they wanna be dishonest....it doesn't change my life one little bit!! They are only fooling themselves by being dishonest.

I was the one that originally notified this list of the Upcoming test....Maybe next time I'll just keep "ALL the TOO MUCH Info",  to myself!!"

Merry Christmas....ROB VA3SW

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA


Re: DX TEST HEARD.....1450 WKAL Rome, NY.......

Bruce Conti
 

Too much information.  Hope there aren't any cheaters on this list.

On Sat, Dec 14, 2013 at 11:09 PM, Robert Ross <va3sw@...> wrote:
  Just had a Nice Copy on the 1450 WKAL Rome, NY DX Test. Details below...

--
Bruce Conti
B.A.Conti Photography www.baconti.com
¡BAMLog! www.bamlog.com


DX TEST HEARD.....1450 WKAL Rome, NY.......

robert ross
 

Hi Guys:

Just had a Nice Copy on the 1450 WKAL Rome, NY DX Test. Details below.

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

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

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA

************************************************************************
1450 WKAL Rome, NY Dec/14/13 2300 EST EE GOOD
Male DJ with ID @ 2300 EST as "1450 WKAL AM" Then into CW Code ID
repeated 3 times "de WKAL AM 1450 Rome NEW YORK"

RELOG...Heard earlier in the year with a similar DX Test 1 KW
ROSS, ONT.
************************************************************************


Logged this week

Stan Horzepa
 

(I sent this to the list last night, but it never made it, so I am resending it tonight.)

I was inactive since Thanksgiving because I was nursing my wife back to health after her surgery, but now that she is transitioning from a walker to a cane, I managed to squeeze in a little radio time this week and nabbed three new stations:

- CHHA on 1610 kHz from Toronto, ON / 350 miles on December 10 at 0329Z with an S0 to S4 signal.

- WKDV on 1460 kHz from Manassas, VA / 310 miles on December 12 at 2324Z with an S0 to S4 signal.

- WVON on 1690 kHz from Berwyn, IL / 760 miles on December 12 at 2338Z with an S0 to S2 signal.

All were heard with my CC SW Pocket receiver and a Terk Advantage antenna.

Stan Horzepa, WA1LOU
Compounce Mountain
Wolcott, CT, USA


Re: Try Something New This Winter!

Gary DeBock
 

Hey John,
 
Thanks for sharing your new ideas in analog ULR DXing-- and of course I wish you all the best in your challenging new pursuit.
 
Actually, John, considering the heavy local QRM that you face from East Coast pest stations, you have already done an amazing job to log 904 stations on your Ultralight radios. With the possible exception of Frank Welch in Massachusetts, nobody else has accomplished such a record while DXing in the Northeast "RF Alley." I had a brief taste of such conditions while DXing as a teenage sailor on a ship undergoing an overhaul at the South Boston (Charlestown) Naval Shipyard in 1972-- and have never forgotten that maze of splatter, whistles and mixes.
 
Good luck, John, and don't be surprised if your analog Ultralights provide a few a new stations for you!
 
73, Gary
 
 
    

-----Original Message-----
From: John Cereghin
To: Ultralight DX Group
Sent: Sat, Dec 14, 2013 6:04 am
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Try Something New This Winter!

 
Hey Gary,

I am "retooling" my ULR DXing these days.  Currently sitting at 904 ULR stations logged on various radios, I decided to go "back to basics" and have started a new log in just using analog ULRs- SRF59, WRX911, etc, barefoot.  The "law of diminishing returns" kicks in eventualy and new logs are harder to get than ever.  I've temporarily put away my PL310 and 380 with their digital readouts and am going back to see how I can do when I have to guess at the frequency on a basic set.  I'm at 79 stations on this method right now after about 3 weeks.

When the FM Es season cranks up (maybe we'll get a good winter Es season this month, it has been busier than usual so far), I always have a ULR ready as a backup and as an additional receiver.  Lots of good FM DX can be had on a ULR with just the whip.

John Cereghin  WDX3IAO
Smyrna DE


On Sat, Dec 14, 2013 at 7:22 AM, <D1028Gary@...> wrote:
 
Hello All,
 
One of the reasons why our Ultralightdx Yahoo group has had booming growth for over six years is because we have accepted many diverse challenges... from the basic challenge of DXing with a simple pocket radio (which all of us share) all the way up to the challenge of developing 21st Century antennas (and discovering innovative DXing sites) to make pocket radios surprisingly effective in Transoceanic DXing results.
 
Not all of us have the ability or desire to develop breakthrough antennas (or perform loopstick transplant operations), but the entire history of the Ultralight Radio DXing community has been one of amazing accomplishments-- from Rob Ross' reception of 300 stations in one month on his SRF-59, Richard Allen's reception of multiple Longwave TA's from Europe and Africa on his 7.5" loopstick PL-360 in Oklahoma, and Allen Willie's reception of hundreds of TA's on his SRF-M37V in Newfoundland. When our late Co-Founder John Bryant was still with us he would constantly challenge each one of the Ultralightdx leaders (including me) to try something new-- either in antenna work, DXing accomplishments or volunteer service.
 
John was an ex-Professor of Architecture at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, and he had a natural teaching style familiar to all those who knew him. John was the one who introduced me to DU-DXing in 2008, teaching me all the basics of how to track down exotic South Pacific DX right in the middle of the worst possible season-- the dog days of summer. At the time it sounded like science fiction to me, and I thought that John might be "pulling my leg--" but he was absolutely right!
 
I don't have anywhere near the accomplishments or leadership that John had, but he and I did share a fascination with antennas-- especially monster antennas that could make Ultralight radios highly competitive in Transoceanic DXing. So, in the spirit of John Bryant, I would like to offer some links to articles that have inspired many Ultralight Radio DXers to really push the limits in antenna construction-- including one article that John and I wrote together. As I have shared with anyone willing to listen, I'm convinced that the future of our Ultralight Radio community is very bright-- and optimism and innovation will win out over pessimism and boredom every time. Sometime this winter, why not try something new to increase your Ultralight Radio DXing fun-- maybe a new antenna, a new band (FM, SW or Longwave) or Transoceanic DX reception? The future belongs to those who are excited about it-- one of the reasons why our Ultralight Radio Community has been one of the most vibrant segments of the AM-DXing community for many years!
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
Ultralight Radio Group Co-Founder
 
1)  E100 Slider Loopstick (September 2008)
Co-authored with John Bryant, this article explains how to replace the E100 stock loopstick with a far more effective 7.5" Slider loopstick. Many of these highly sensitive models are still in DXing service today
 
2)  PVC Loops-- The Low Cost Ticket to High DX Gain (August 2009)
Tired of expensive commercial antennas or pricey ferrite sleeve loops? This article will teach you how to build a dirt-cheap PVC air core loop with side sizes from 18 inches up to 9 feet... all of them (MW models) costing well under $100. The 9' monster size loop was used here to receive 7 Medium Wave TA's in 2009-2010.
 
3)  PL-360 Plug-in 7.5" Loopsticks  (June 2010)
Do you have a PL-360 model (with its plug-in antenna jack for AM and LW loopsticks)? This article will teach you how to replace the deaf midget loopstick with extremely effective 7.5" Medium Wave and Longwave plug-in replacements-- with no modification required to the radio at all. 25 of the MW and 5 of the LW plug-in loopsticks were made here and sent out to PL-360 owners-- many of which are still in use.
 
4)  7.5" Longwave Loopsticks  (June 2011)
Detailed technical article describing the challenge and success in developing 7.5" Longwave-optimized loopsticks for the Tecsun DSP Ultralights. Includes basic instructions for building your own 7.5" Longwave loopstick PL-380 model
 
5)  7" FSL Antenna-- Detailed "Heathkit-like" Construction Article (October 2011)
Build your own 7" Ferrite Sleeve Loop antenna at a cost of under $200. This detailed article has multiple Photoshop-enhanced instructional photos to guide you in creating a highly effective 7" FSL antenna
 
6)  5" FSL Antenna-- Detailed "Heathkit-like" Construction Article (March 2012)
Build your own 5" Ferrite Sleeve Loop antenna at a cost of under $100. This detailed article has multiple Photoshop-enhanced instructional photos to guide you in creating a highly effective 5" FSL antenna
 
7)  Supercharging the PL-380-- Detailed "Heathkit-like" Construction Article (October 2013)
Replace the midget stock loopstick in your Tecsun PL-380 with a far more effective 7.5" Medium Wave or Longwave loopstick transplant-- and enjoy a new level of DXing success. Multiple Photoshop-enhanced assembly photos to guide you in the process of creating your own highly sensitive DXing portable-- for under $100 in assembly parts.
 
            


Re: I need soldering help for loopstick/pl-380 mod

Ryan Martin
 

I figured out what I was doing wrong when soldering the litz. My 50W solder iron is garbage. I used an older 30 watt iron and had no problem getting the ends tinned. I'm now very happy with the performance of this radio. I'll post a picture of it.

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

Thank you John for offering to tin the ends for me! Litz is in the mail.
Ryan

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

This is the link for the litz wire I bought>
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Litz-wire-250-46-0-04-mm-for-crystal-radio-coil-Loop-antenna-100-/160804560511
...not sure if it's the "new" type.

--- In ultralightdx@..., "John Bruckner" <jbruckner@> wrote:

Ryan:



What kind of litz wire did you use? Easily soldered new type or the old
vintage wire? If the old vintage litz, it is very difficult to solder.

If you can't get anyone close to you to respond, I would be willing to tin
the litz wire for you using my solder pot.



John

WØHII







From: ultralightdx@... [mailto:ultralightdx@...] On
Behalf Of rmartin100@
Sent: Friday, December 13, 2013 2:25 PM
To: ultralightdx@...
Subject: [ultralightdx] I need soldering help for loopstick/pl-380 mod





First, I'd like to thank Gary for the loopstick mod plans and tubing! I
managed to build one yesterday and am impressed with the results. However,
my soldering looks like crap. I have a 50 watt soldering iron and still
wasn't able to heat the wire enough to tin the ends. I ended up melting the
solder and just cold soldering it to the board. I want to build another one
but have someone do a better job soldering the two connections for me. For
some reason, the ugly cold solder connections bug me. I'll probably give the
first build to my dad.
So my question is...is there anyone here that is trustworthy, good at
soldering and willing to make the two solder connections for a reasonable
fee? Of course, I'll prepay the return shipping. I'm going to wait until
after the holidays for the second build.
Thanks, Ryan


Re: I need soldering help for loopstick/pl-380 mod

Ryan Martin
 

Thank you John for offering to tin the ends for me! Litz is in the mail.
Ryan

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

This is the link for the litz wire I bought>
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Litz-wire-250-46-0-04-mm-for-crystal-radio-coil-Loop-antenna-100-/160804560511
...not sure if it's the "new" type.

--- In ultralightdx@..., "John Bruckner" <jbruckner@> wrote:

Ryan:



What kind of litz wire did you use? Easily soldered new type or the old
vintage wire? If the old vintage litz, it is very difficult to solder.

If you can't get anyone close to you to respond, I would be willing to tin
the litz wire for you using my solder pot.



John

WØHII







From: ultralightdx@... [mailto:ultralightdx@...] On
Behalf Of rmartin100@
Sent: Friday, December 13, 2013 2:25 PM
To: ultralightdx@...
Subject: [ultralightdx] I need soldering help for loopstick/pl-380 mod





First, I'd like to thank Gary for the loopstick mod plans and tubing! I
managed to build one yesterday and am impressed with the results. However,
my soldering looks like crap. I have a 50 watt soldering iron and still
wasn't able to heat the wire enough to tin the ends. I ended up melting the
solder and just cold soldering it to the board. I want to build another one
but have someone do a better job soldering the two connections for me. For
some reason, the ugly cold solder connections bug me. I'll probably give the
first build to my dad.
So my question is...is there anyone here that is trustworthy, good at
soldering and willing to make the two solder connections for a reasonable
fee? Of course, I'll prepay the return shipping. I'm going to wait until
after the holidays for the second build.
Thanks, Ryan


Re: Try Something New This Winter!

John Cereghin <jcereghin@...>
 

Hey Gary,

I am "retooling" my ULR DXing these days.  Currently sitting at 904 ULR stations logged on various radios, I decided to go "back to basics" and have started a new log in just using analog ULRs- SRF59, WRX911, etc, barefoot.  The "law of diminishing returns" kicks in eventualy and new logs are harder to get than ever.  I've temporarily put away my PL310 and 380 with their digital readouts and am going back to see how I can do when I have to guess at the frequency on a basic set.  I'm at 79 stations on this method right now after about 3 weeks.

When the FM Es season cranks up (maybe we'll get a good winter Es season this month, it has been busier than usual so far), I always have a ULR ready as a backup and as an additional receiver.  Lots of good FM DX can be had on a ULR with just the whip.

John Cereghin  WDX3IAO
Smyrna DE


On Sat, Dec 14, 2013 at 7:22 AM, <D1028Gary@...> wrote:
 

Hello All,
 
One of the reasons why our Ultralightdx Yahoo group has had booming growth for over six years is because we have accepted many diverse challenges... from the basic challenge of DXing with a simple pocket radio (which all of us share) all the way up to the challenge of developing 21st Century antennas (and discovering innovative DXing sites) to make pocket radios surprisingly effective in Transoceanic DXing results.
 
Not all of us have the ability or desire to develop breakthrough antennas (or perform loopstick transplant operations), but the entire history of the Ultralight Radio DXing community has been one of amazing accomplishments-- from Rob Ross' reception of 300 stations in one month on his SRF-59, Richard Allen's reception of multiple Longwave TA's from Europe and Africa on his 7.5" loopstick PL-360 in Oklahoma, and Allen Willie's reception of hundreds of TA's on his SRF-M37V in Newfoundland. When our late Co-Founder John Bryant was still with us he would constantly challenge each one of the Ultralightdx leaders (including me) to try something new-- either in antenna work, DXing accomplishments or volunteer service.
 
John was an ex-Professor of Architecture at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, and he had a natural teaching style familiar to all those who knew him. John was the one who introduced me to DU-DXing in 2008, teaching me all the basics of how to track down exotic South Pacific DX right in the middle of the worst possible season-- the dog days of summer. At the time it sounded like science fiction to me, and I thought that John might be "pulling my leg--" but he was absolutely right!
 
I don't have anywhere near the accomplishments or leadership that John had, but he and I did share a fascination with antennas-- especially monster antennas that could make Ultralight radios highly competitive in Transoceanic DXing. So, in the spirit of John Bryant, I would like to offer some links to articles that have inspired many Ultralight Radio DXers to really push the limits in antenna construction-- including one article that John and I wrote together. As I have shared with anyone willing to listen, I'm convinced that the future of our Ultralight Radio community is very bright-- and optimism and innovation will win out over pessimism and boredom every time. Sometime this winter, why not try something new to increase your Ultralight Radio DXing fun-- maybe a new antenna, a new band (FM, SW or Longwave) or Transoceanic DX reception? The future belongs to those who are excited about it-- one of the reasons why our Ultralight Radio Community has been one of the most vibrant segments of the AM-DXing community for many years!
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
Ultralight Radio Group Co-Founder
 
1)  E100 Slider Loopstick (September 2008)
Co-authored with John Bryant, this article explains how to replace the E100 stock loopstick with a far more effective 7.5" Slider loopstick. Many of these highly sensitive models are still in DXing service today
 
2)  PVC Loops-- The Low Cost Ticket to High DX Gain (August 2009)
Tired of expensive commercial antennas or pricey ferrite sleeve loops? This article will teach you how to build a dirt-cheap PVC air core loop with side sizes from 18 inches up to 9 feet... all of them (MW models) costing well under $100. The 9' monster size loop was used here to receive 7 Medium Wave TA's in 2009-2010.
 
3)  PL-360 Plug-in 7.5" Loopsticks  (June 2010)
Do you have a PL-360 model (with its plug-in antenna jack for AM and LW loopsticks)? This article will teach you how to replace the deaf midget loopstick with extremely effective 7.5" Medium Wave and Longwave plug-in replacements-- with no modification required to the radio at all. 25 of the MW and 5 of the LW plug-in loopsticks were made here and sent out to PL-360 owners-- many of which are still in use.
 
4)  7.5" Longwave Loopsticks  (June 2011)
Detailed technical article describing the challenge and success in developing 7.5" Longwave-optimized loopsticks for the Tecsun DSP Ultralights. Includes basic instructions for building your own 7.5" Longwave loopstick PL-380 model
 
5)  7" FSL Antenna-- Detailed "Heathkit-like" Construction Article (October 2011)
Build your own 7" Ferrite Sleeve Loop antenna at a cost of under $200. This detailed article has multiple Photoshop-enhanced instructional photos to guide you in creating a highly effective 7" FSL antenna
 
6)  5" FSL Antenna-- Detailed "Heathkit-like" Construction Article (March 2012)
Build your own 5" Ferrite Sleeve Loop antenna at a cost of under $100. This detailed article has multiple Photoshop-enhanced instructional photos to guide you in creating a highly effective 5" FSL antenna
 
7)  Supercharging the PL-380-- Detailed "Heathkit-like" Construction Article (October 2013)
Replace the midget stock loopstick in your Tecsun PL-380 with a far more effective 7.5" Medium Wave or Longwave loopstick transplant-- and enjoy a new level of DXing success. Multiple Photoshop-enhanced assembly photos to guide you in the process of creating your own highly sensitive DXing portable-- for under $100 in assembly parts.
 
            



Try Something New This Winter!

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
One of the reasons why our Ultralightdx Yahoo group has had booming growth for over six years is because we have accepted many diverse challenges... from the basic challenge of DXing with a simple pocket radio (which all of us share) all the way up to the challenge of developing 21st Century antennas (and discovering innovative DXing sites) to make pocket radios surprisingly effective in Transoceanic DXing results.
 
Not all of us have the ability or desire to develop breakthrough antennas (or perform loopstick transplant operations), but the entire history of the Ultralight Radio DXing community has been one of amazing accomplishments-- from Rob Ross' reception of 300 stations in one month on his SRF-59, Richard Allen's reception of multiple Longwave TA's from Europe and Africa on his 7.5" loopstick PL-360 in Oklahoma, and Allen Willie's reception of hundreds of TA's on his SRF-M37V in Newfoundland. When our late Co-Founder John Bryant was still with us he would constantly challenge each one of the Ultralightdx leaders (including me) to try something new-- either in antenna work, DXing accomplishments or volunteer service.
 
John was an ex-Professor of Architecture at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, and he had a natural teaching style familiar to all those who knew him. John was the one who introduced me to DU-DXing in 2008, teaching me all the basics of how to track down exotic South Pacific DX right in the middle of the worst possible season-- the dog days of summer. At the time it sounded like science fiction to me, and I thought that John might be "pulling my leg--" but he was absolutely right!
 
I don't have anywhere near the accomplishments or leadership that John had, but he and I did share a fascination with antennas-- especially monster antennas that could make Ultralight radios highly competitive in Transoceanic DXing. So, in the spirit of John Bryant, I would like to offer some links to articles that have inspired many Ultralight Radio DXers to really push the limits in antenna construction-- including one article that John and I wrote together. As I have shared with anyone willing to listen, I'm convinced that the future of our Ultralight Radio community is very bright-- and optimism and innovation will win out over pessimism and boredom every time. Sometime this winter, why not try something new to increase your Ultralight Radio DXing fun-- maybe a new antenna, a new band (FM, SW or Longwave) or Transoceanic DX reception? The future belongs to those who are excited about it-- one of the reasons why our Ultralight Radio Community has been one of the most vibrant segments of the AM-DXing community for many years!
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
Ultralight Radio Group Co-Founder
 
1)  E100 Slider Loopstick (September 2008)
Co-authored with John Bryant, this article explains how to replace the E100 stock loopstick with a far more effective 7.5" Slider loopstick. Many of these highly sensitive models are still in DXing service today
 
2)  PVC Loops-- The Low Cost Ticket to High DX Gain (August 2009)
Tired of expensive commercial antennas or pricey ferrite sleeve loops? This article will teach you how to build a dirt-cheap PVC air core loop with side sizes from 18 inches up to 9 feet... all of them (MW models) costing well under $100. The 9' monster size loop was used here to receive 7 Medium Wave TA's in 2009-2010.
 
3)  PL-360 Plug-in 7.5" Loopsticks  (June 2010)
Do you have a PL-360 model (with its plug-in antenna jack for AM and LW loopsticks)? This article will teach you how to replace the deaf midget loopstick with extremely effective 7.5" Medium Wave and Longwave plug-in replacements-- with no modification required to the radio at all. 25 of the MW and 5 of the LW plug-in loopsticks were made here and sent out to PL-360 owners-- many of which are still in use.
 
4)  7.5" Longwave Loopsticks  (June 2011)
Detailed technical article describing the challenge and success in developing 7.5" Longwave-optimized loopsticks for the Tecsun DSP Ultralights. Includes basic instructions for building your own 7.5" Longwave loopstick PL-380 model
 
5)  7" FSL Antenna-- Detailed "Heathkit-like" Construction Article (October 2011)
Build your own 7" Ferrite Sleeve Loop antenna at a cost of under $200. This detailed article has multiple Photoshop-enhanced instructional photos to guide you in creating a highly effective 7" FSL antenna
 
6)  5" FSL Antenna-- Detailed "Heathkit-like" Construction Article (March 2012)
Build your own 5" Ferrite Sleeve Loop antenna at a cost of under $100. This detailed article has multiple Photoshop-enhanced instructional photos to guide you in creating a highly effective 5" FSL antenna
 
7)  Supercharging the PL-380-- Detailed "Heathkit-like" Construction Article (October 2013)
Replace the midget stock loopstick in your Tecsun PL-380 with a far more effective 7.5" Medium Wave or Longwave loopstick transplant-- and enjoy a new level of DXing success. Multiple Photoshop-enhanced assembly photos to guide you in the process of creating your own highly sensitive DXing portable-- for under $100 in assembly parts.
 
            


Re: I need soldering help for loopstick/pl-380 mod

mike z
 

GM Ryan. My pet method of tinning litz is to use a tip with a flat chisel or slashed tip. If it's an adjustable temp, go high. Get a good solder blob going on the flat surface.  Unwind some of the outer insulation, say 1/2 inch, both layers if there are two, and begin contact with the very end of the conductors. You'll see gunk coming to the surface, that's the insulation melting off the conductors. Feed some more solder into it and start laying more of the wire into the blob.  At some point, the solder will wick into the wire, the gunk will go away, it'll get shinier and you'll have more control of the process. The pretreatment of rosin flux will help, but I've only used that on some ham-fest million year old stuff. The ultimate is a solder pot, but doing a coil or two a week doesn't warrant it here.

 Try a few practice pieces, and use the universal shop safety practices.

Mike N3PM



Re: I need soldering help for loopstick/pl-380 mod

bwlietz
 

Did you try to dip the ends of the wire in rosin paste before attempting to tin it?  The solder will flow on to it even with a 15 watt solder iron.


On Friday, December 13, 2013 6:33 PM, "rmartin100@..." wrote:
 
This is the link for the litz wire I bought>
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Litz-wire-250-46-0-04-mm-for-crystal-radio-coil-Loop-antenna-100-/160804560511
...not sure if it's the "new" type.

--- In ultralightdx@..., "John Bruckner" >
> Ryan:
>
>
>
> What kind of litz wire did you use? Easily soldered new type or the old
> vintage wire? If the old vintage litz, it is very difficult to solder.
>
> If you can't get anyone close to you to respond, I would be willing to tin
> the litz wire for you using my solder pot.
>
>
>
> John
>
> WØHII
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> From: ultralightdx@... [mailto:ultralightdx@...] On
> Behalf Of rmartin100@...
> Sent: Friday, December 13, 2013 2:25 PM
> To: ultralightdx@...
> Subject: [ultralightdx] I need soldering help for loopstick/pl-380 mod
>
>
>
>
>
> First, I'd like to thank Gary for the loopstick mod plans and tubing! I
> managed to build one yesterday and am impressed with the results. However,
> my soldering looks like crap. I have a 50 watt soldering iron and still
> wasn't able to heat the wire enough to tin the ends. I ended up melting the
> solder and just cold soldering it to the board. I want to build another one
> but have someone do a better job soldering the two connections for me. For
> some reason, the ugly cold solder connections bug me. I'll probably give the
> first build to my dad.
> So my question is...is there anyone here that is trustworthy, good at
> soldering and willing to make the two solder connections for a reasonable
> fee? Of course, I'll prepay the return shipping. I'm going to wait until
> after the holidays for the second build.
> Thanks, Ryan
>




Re: I need soldering help for loopstick/pl-380 mod

Ryan Martin
 

This is the link for the litz wire I bought>
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Litz-wire-250-46-0-04-mm-for-crystal-radio-coil-Loop-antenna-100-/160804560511
...not sure if it's the "new" type.

--- In ultralightdx@..., "John Bruckner" <jbruckner@...> wrote:

Ryan:



What kind of litz wire did you use? Easily soldered new type or the old
vintage wire? If the old vintage litz, it is very difficult to solder.

If you can't get anyone close to you to respond, I would be willing to tin
the litz wire for you using my solder pot.



John

WØHII







From: ultralightdx@... [mailto:ultralightdx@...] On
Behalf Of rmartin100@...
Sent: Friday, December 13, 2013 2:25 PM
To: ultralightdx@...
Subject: [ultralightdx] I need soldering help for loopstick/pl-380 mod





First, I'd like to thank Gary for the loopstick mod plans and tubing! I
managed to build one yesterday and am impressed with the results. However,
my soldering looks like crap. I have a 50 watt soldering iron and still
wasn't able to heat the wire enough to tin the ends. I ended up melting the
solder and just cold soldering it to the board. I want to build another one
but have someone do a better job soldering the two connections for me. For
some reason, the ugly cold solder connections bug me. I'll probably give the
first build to my dad.
So my question is...is there anyone here that is trustworthy, good at
soldering and willing to make the two solder connections for a reasonable
fee? Of course, I'll prepay the return shipping. I'm going to wait until
after the holidays for the second build.
Thanks, Ryan


Re: I need soldering help for loopstick/pl-380 mod

John Bruckner
 

Ryan:

 

What kind of litz wire did you use? Easily soldered new type or the old vintage wire? If the old vintage litz, it is very difficult to solder.

If you can't get anyone close to you to respond, I would be willing to tin the litz wire for you using my solder pot.

 

John

WØHII

 

 

 

From: ultralightdx@... [mailto:ultralightdx@...] On Behalf Of rmartin100@...
Sent: Friday, December 13, 2013 2:25 PM
To: ultralightdx@...
Subject: [ultralightdx] I need soldering help for loopstick/pl-380 mod

 

 

First, I'd like to thank Gary for the loopstick mod plans and tubing! I managed to build one yesterday and am impressed with the results. However, my soldering looks like crap. I have a 50 watt soldering iron and still wasn't able to heat the wire enough to tin the ends. I ended up melting the solder and just cold soldering it to the board. I want to build another one but have someone do a better job soldering the two connections for me. For some reason, the ugly cold solder connections bug me. I'll probably give the first build to my dad.
So my question is...is there anyone here that is trustworthy, good at soldering and willing to make the two solder connections for a reasonable fee? Of course, I'll prepay the return shipping. I'm going to wait until after the holidays for the second build.
Thanks, Ryan


I need soldering help for loopstick/pl-380 mod

Ryan Martin
 

First, I'd like to thank Gary for the loopstick mod plans and tubing! I managed to build one yesterday and am impressed with the results. However, my soldering looks like crap. I have a 50 watt soldering iron and still wasn't able to heat the wire enough to tin the ends. I ended up melting the solder and just cold soldering it to the board. I want to build another one but have someone do a better job soldering the two connections for me. For some reason, the ugly cold solder connections bug me. I'll probably give the first build to my dad.
So my question is...is there anyone here that is trustworthy, good at soldering and willing to make the two solder connections for a reasonable fee? Of course, I'll prepay the return shipping. I'm going to wait until after the holidays for the second build.
Thanks, Ryan


Re: Private emails

Gary Kinsman
 

Thanks, Jay.

I just use the web interface, not the daily digests. In the old web interface I could click on a group member's name to send email, but in the new interface that doesn't seem to work. If anyone knows how to do it using just the web interface, please let me know.

-Gary


Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 12-13

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
There was another halfhearted sunrise enhancement this morning on the high band, similar to the effect two days ago. The same four high band Asians (1503-JOUK, 1566-HLAZ, 1575-VOA and 1593-CNR1) once again took turns producing anemic audio from 1530-1600, with 1566-HLAZ the best of the lackluster bunch with fair to good religious music for a few brief seconds around 1548. As usual none of these high band diehards could manage more than a few seconds of decent audio at a time, and also as usual this month, the low band Asians were missing in action during sunrise enhancement.
 
During predawn darkness around 1500 some moderate carriers were on 594, 603 and 972, but these weak signals never stuck around for the sunlight. A pretty forgettable morning overall, but at least the high band is showing some mediocre signs of life.
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
7.5" loopstick Tecsun PL-380 Ultralight +
12" Medium Wave FSL antenna
 
    


Re: Private emails

Jay <jaypolicow@...>
 

I receive the digests I just clicked on your name at tha top of your message and Outlook opened with your email address in it.

Jay

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

Does anybody know how to send private emails between group members under the new Yahoo user interface?


Private emails

Gary Kinsman
 

Does anybody know how to send private emails between group members under the new Yahoo user interface?


Re: "Alive" Older PL-380's-- Thanks to Bruce Bacon and Payman Arabshahi

Richard Jones
 

I would be up for the challenge, and will pay any necessary expenses. I will characterize the current noisy setup in some repeatable way, do the transplant, then redo the characterization for comparison. I'll probably do the test in an available rf shield room to be sure I'm hearing only the radio.

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