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Sharp DRW-V2 - Ultralight?

texnote
 

Has anybody used this radio and can comment on its performance?

Sharp DRW-V2
http://www.overstock.com/Electronics/Sharp-DRW-V2-Digital-DJ-AM-FM-
stereo-radio/2081110/product.html

It shows up on ebay and elsewhere ...

Thanks

Paul


Re: Hi

John H. Bryant <bjohnorcas@...>
 

Let me add my welcome, Dianne!!!

My wife tolerates my DXing for all the usual reasons and one other: she is quite an amateur ornithologist (a serious "birder") and our log books are about like their Life Lists and Yard Lists, etc.  Really glad that you've gotten the bug, even f it isn't quite a terminal case.  Who know what will develope?

Really glad to have you aboard!!!

John Bryant
Oklahoma, USA



At 03:55 PM 2/2/2009 +0000, you wrote:

Just joined this group but have been listening to ultra light radio for
oer a year now.... My significant other is Allen Willie who is VERY
well known within this group and for me it was a matter of joining him
at his favorite hobby or getting a divorce....
Joining this group was cheaper....lol...
I have however found it fascinating and have logged 54 stations in the
past month and still trying to reach 100 ......

Dianne


ULTRALIGHT DX....New Station WAPI 1070 Birmingham...Thanks Barry McLarnon Tip!!

robert ross
 

Hi Guys:

Thanks to a Tip from Barry McLarnon, that 1070 WAPI Birmingham Alabama was on Day Power/Pattern I have just added a NEW STATION to the ULR Log!!!

Radio Used was......SONY SRF-T615 with 2 1/2 Foot Homebrew Tunable Box Loop.

ULR LOG TOTALS are now.........628 Stations Heard.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

*********************************************************************
1070 WAPI Birmingham, ALABAMA Feb/02/09 2028 EST EE FAIR
Heard in CHOK NULL. Geico Ad @ 2028 EST. Bose Wave Ad @ 2029.
Tone @ 2030 EST. Into Talk Show @ 2030-38. Dell Computer Ad @ 2038.
Spot for Alabama National Guard. @ 2039.
ID by Male DJ @ 2039 EST as "Alabama's BIG TALK 1070 WAPI".
Back to Talk Show @ 2030 EST.

RELOG...But NEW to ULR # 628 50/5 KW
ROSS, ONT
************************************************************************

73....ROB

Robert S. Ross VA3SW
London, Ontario CANADA


Re: Hi

robert ross
 

dianne_froude wrote:

Just joined this group but have been listening to ultra light radio for
oer a year now.... My significant other is Allen Willie who is VERY
well known within this group and for me it was a matter of joining him
at his favorite hobby or getting a divorce....
Joining this group was cheaper....lol...
I have however found it fascinating and have logged 54 stations in the
past month and still trying to reach 100 ......

Dianne













Hi Dianne...and welcome to the ULR Group!!! Good work on the 54 Stations Logged already!!! Don't forget to submit for your 100 Stations Heard Award just as soon as you hit that Milestone!! Get Alan to share some of his DXing Secrets and Tips with you....and I'm sure you'll be chasing him in the Countries Logged Totals before long!!

My wife tolerates my Radio Insanity....but she's not about to strap on the Headphones any time soon!! AHHAHHAHA....

Nice to have a Young Lady in the group!! We look forward to hearing of your DXPloits as you move up the ULR DX Ladder!!!!

Good for you for your "Joining 'em...if you can't beat 'em" Attitude!!!

Have Fun in the ULR Hobby....and keep in touch with the group!!!

Regards...ROB.

Robert S. Ross VA3SW]
London, Ontario CANADA


A Few New Loggings

Kirk Allen <kirk74601@...>
 

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to all the newcomers to the group and the ULR hobby.
Congratulations to everyone having recently recieved a new award. I'm
not mentioning names because there's so many folks that fall into
these catagories since I last checked in. Sorry I've been lax in
checking in here, but you can bet I read everything posted here. We
sure have some neat hobbyists in our ranks! To John C., I'm pulling
for ya on your march to 500...any day now you'll hit the magic number
if ya haven't already done so!

Here's a few of my recent loggings using the Eton E-100 Slider with
and sometimes without the SAT (Select-a-Tenna) passive loop antenna.
All times/dates are UTC.

1410, KRWB, Roseau, MN, 1432, 2/2/09. A real fluke hearing this one.
A pop up clear ID was hrd while trying to ID a religious sta on the
freq (which I couldn't do). Tough QRM from KGSO (Wichita, KS) which
is always strong here. A number of unidentified pop up stations were
hrd from 1420-1435, but this was the only one I could ID. I lost the
religious sta around 1430 apx. Only listed at 1 kw. ULR sta #465.

1460, KXPN, Kearney, NE, 1409, 1/31/09. Another ESPN station. ID w/
website info at the BOH.

1030, XEYC, Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, 1026, 1/29/09. Nice IDs by a M
ancr as "Grupo Formula" and "Radio Formula", the best ID at 1030. F
sig in null of KTWO, Casper, WY who was very strong here this morning.

820, XEYN, Oaxaca de Juarez, Oaxaca, Mexico, 0432-0500+, 1/29/09.
Mellow musica de romantica w/ soft-voiced M ancr. ID hrd
was "Romantica 8-20" and "XEYN, Romantica 8-20". F sig at best.

810, CKJS, Winnipeg, MB, 0010-0112, 1/29/09. Took that long to get an
ID on this one. Mucho QRM. This one was under many other stations
including a (t) WGY and a (t) KYTY. VP reception and not able to
follow the pgm'g at all. Just hrd snippets of audio from them, but I
did hear three IDs for CKJS.

900, XEOK, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, 0951-1030, 1/28/09. Several slogans
I couldn't quite understand. Plenty of lcl ads were hrd. XEW ID hrd
under this one.

880, XEV, Nuevo Sacramento, CH, 0047, 1/28/09. Took a while to ID
this one even though their signal was good most of the time. Mostly
the dominant station hrd over XEEM. Some QRM at times from KRVN.

That's all from here for now.
Wishing you all the best of good DX and 73's!

Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK


Google Earth Images of Noordhoek, Cape Peninsula, South Africa

freetodx
 

Hi Guys

A few dxers on this list may have already received these images.  John Plimmer suggested that I include a satellite view of the dx location at Noordhoek, Cape Peninsula, South Africa at www.capedx.blogspot.com for the benifit of all other interested dxers. 

I have also included a some additional information regarding the dx set up at this interesting receiving location. We're really fortunate as it's also a real picturesque part of the world !

73

Gary Deacon - Fish Hoek - Cape Peninsula - South Africa


Re: Hi

Gary DeBock
 

Hi Dianne,
 
     Thank you for your post, and welcome to the Ultralight Radio enthusiast group!  Allen is indeed famous in the group, dominating the Trans-Atlantic DXing records with his skill, and propagation knowledge. Although Allen was a very successful DXer prior to discovering Ultralight radios, his success with the tiny Sony SRF-M37V has been legendary.  I'm happy to have played a small part in Allen's current addiction, along with John Bryant, my co-conspirator. 
 
     Please feel free to join in our Ultralight DX activities, and awards program.  You certainly have the ideal location, and ideal teacher!
  
     73,  Gary DeBock
 
        
 
In a message dated 2/2/2009 3:21:33 P.M. Pacific Standard Time, va3sw@... writes:

dianne_froude wrote:
>
> Just joined this group but have been listening to ultra light radio for
> oer a year now.... My significant other is Allen Willie who is VERY
> well known within this group and for me it was a matter of joining him
> at his favorite hobby or getting a divorce....
> Joining this group was cheaper....lol...
> I have however found it fascinating and have logged 54 stations in the
> past month and still trying to reach 100 ......
>
> Dianne
>

Hi Dianne...and welcome to the ULR Group!!! Good work on the 54 Stations
Logged already!!! Don't forget to submit for your 100 Stations Heard
Award just as soon as you hit that Milestone!! Get Alan to share some of
his DXing Secrets and Tips with you....and I'm sure you'll be chasing
him in the Countries Logged Totals before long!!

My wife tolerates my Radio Insanity....but she's not about to strap on
the Headphones any time soon!! AHHAHHAHA....

Nice to have a Young Lady in the group!! We look forward to hearing of
your DXPloits as you move up the ULR DX Ladder!!!!

Good for you for your "Joining 'em...if you can't beat 'em" Attitude!!!

Have Fun in the ULR Hobby....and keep in touch with the group!!!

Regards...ROB.

Robert S. Ross VA3SW]
London, Ontario CANADA



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Re: Grundig Mini 300-- Mini AM Performance

Claudio Leite
 

The Mini 300 is indeed dreadful on MW but surprisingly got me one
station I couldn't receive on any other portable, a Cuban on 1380 with
Radio Rebelde. It came in in well one night and nothing else picked it
up. The awful, slippery dial may be its worst feature, though it is
of some use while scanning the SW bands.

I've also been using it to test MW box loops since it's the only radio I
have that truly goes from nil to a strong station.

* John Cereghin (jcereghin@gmail.com) wrote:

Gary,

I actually played with a mini-300 a year or so ago at a local Radio
Shack, but fortunately, I had the good sense to put it back on the
shelf. Now I am a complete technical n00b and I don't know which end
of a soldering iron to hold, but even I could figure out it was a
turkey when I saw I could dial the entire AM band in a half-turn on
the tuning dial.

Gobble gobble.

But it would be interesting to see which UL is the All Time Worst.
:evilgrin:

John Cereghin
Smyrna DE

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

Hi John,

Well, you may be right about hearing Pyongyang-657 on an E100
Slider in
Maine :>) , but sometimes even I wonder about the "ethics" of making
Ultralight radios ultra-competitive. The latest E100 hotrods
certainly make it
easy to clean up on transoceanic DX, but that probably isn't the
main interest
of the Ultralight enthusiast group, who properly concentrate on
using "basic"
receivers. I will accept 100% of the blame for this vanity trip.

Anyway, you don't need to worry about using your hard-earned
money, to
purchase multiple pocket radio lemons (to pioneer an new class of
Ultralight
Turkey DXing). I already use my $$ to purchase these Turkeys
periodically for
Shootouts, and would be thrilled to ship the entire Turkey Farm to
you,
postage paid. I would even give you a money-back guarantee, that
if you are not
completely disgusted with the performance of any Turkey, I will
cheerfully
pay the postage for you to return it to me.

73, Gary




In a message dated 2/2/2009 7:08:31 A.M. Pacific Standard Time,
jcereghin@... writes:




Gary, you just gave me an inspiration for a new UL DXing
sub-section- Turkey
Farm UL DXing. Anyone can pull in North Korea from Maine on an
E-100 with a
slider (ho hum!) but can I pull in a 50kw blowtorch at 100 miles at
night
with a UL off the turkey farm? THAT would be impressive- hi!

But I don't want to waste my hard-earned money pioneering this, tho.

John Cereghin
Smyrna DE

On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 12:37 AM, <_D1028Gary@..._
(mailto:D1028Gary@...) > wrote:







Shortwave listeners may be attracted to this unit because of the 7
bands and
compact size, but AM-DXers should save their money, and avoid this
model.
It puts the thrill back into receiving your locals. Further details
(and
denigrations) are upcoming in the Shootout.

73, Gary DeBock


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Re: Hi

Russ Edmunds <wb2bjh@...>
 

Welcome ! And you're quite lucky to have both such an excellent location and such an accomplished mentor !

Russ Edmunds
Blue Bell, PA ( 360' ASL )
[15 mi NNW of Philadelphia]
40:08:45N; 75:16:04W, Grid FN20id

FM: Yamaha T-80 & Onkyo T-450RDS w/ APS9B @15'
AM: Modified Sony ICF 2010 barefoot


--- On Mon, 2/2/09, dianne_froude wrote:
From: dianne_froude
Subject: [ultralightdx] Hi
To: ultralightdx@...
Date: Monday, February 2, 2009, 10:55 AM

Just joined this group but have been listening to ultra light radio for
oer a year now.... My significant other is Allen Willie who is VERY
well known within this group and for me it was a matter of joining him
at his favorite hobby or getting a divorce....
Joining this group was cheaper....lol. ..
I have however found it fascinating and have logged 54 stations in the
past month and still trying to reach 100 ......

Dianne



Re: Hi

Chris Knight <chris@...>
 

Hi Dianne,
 
Logging 54 stations is excellent! Welcome to the group (I just joined too). I wish my wife liked the radio hobby, but then again she probably wishes I was into the things she likes, though she hasn't said it. Wireless headphones really helps. Before getting those I was stuck at a desk. She really hated that.
 
Chris Knight
Fort Lupton, CO
 
>>Just joined this group but have been listening to ultra light radio for
oer a year now.... My significant other is Allen Willie who is VERY
well known within this group and for me it was a matter of joining him
at his favorite hobby or getting a divorce....
Joining this group was cheaper....lol...
I have however found it fascinating and have logged 54 stations in the
past month and still trying to reach 100 ......

Dianne<< 

 


Re: Hi

John Cereghin <jcereghin@...>
 

Welcome aboard, Dianne!

It must be interesting when a husband and wife share the same hobby.
My wife is into something called "scrapbooking" and making cards with
something called a "Cricut". I just can't relate if I can't plug a
wire into the back end of something. :)

But my wife patiently indulges me while I'm sitting in my easy chair
listening to static.

John Cereghin
Smyrna DE

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

Just joined this group but have been listening to ultra light radio for
oer a year now.... My significant other is Allen Willie who is VERY
well known within this group and for me it was a matter of joining him
at his favorite hobby or getting a divorce....
Joining this group was cheaper....lol...
I have however found it fascinating and have logged 54 stations in the
past month and still trying to reach 100 ......

Dianne


Re: Grundig Mini 300-- Mini AM Performance

John Cereghin <jcereghin@...>
 

Gary,

I actually played with a mini-300 a year or so ago at a local Radio
Shack, but fortunately, I had the good sense to put it back on the
shelf. Now I am a complete technical n00b and I don't know which end
of a soldering iron to hold, but even I could figure out it was a
turkey when I saw I could dial the entire AM band in a half-turn on
the tuning dial.

Gobble gobble.

But it would be interesting to see which UL is the All Time Worst.
:evilgrin:

John Cereghin
Smyrna DE

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

Hi John,

Well, you may be right about hearing Pyongyang-657 on an E100
Slider in
Maine :>) , but sometimes even I wonder about the "ethics" of making
Ultralight radios ultra-competitive. The latest E100 hotrods
certainly make it
easy to clean up on transoceanic DX, but that probably isn't the
main interest
of the Ultralight enthusiast group, who properly concentrate on
using "basic"
receivers. I will accept 100% of the blame for this vanity trip.

Anyway, you don't need to worry about using your hard-earned
money, to
purchase multiple pocket radio lemons (to pioneer an new class of
Ultralight
Turkey DXing). I already use my $$ to purchase these Turkeys
periodically for
Shootouts, and would be thrilled to ship the entire Turkey Farm to
you,
postage paid. I would even give you a money-back guarantee, that
if you are not
completely disgusted with the performance of any Turkey, I will
cheerfully
pay the postage for you to return it to me.

73, Gary




In a message dated 2/2/2009 7:08:31 A.M. Pacific Standard Time,
jcereghin@... writes:




Gary, you just gave me an inspiration for a new UL DXing
sub-section- Turkey
Farm UL DXing. Anyone can pull in North Korea from Maine on an
E-100 with a
slider (ho hum!) but can I pull in a 50kw blowtorch at 100 miles at
night
with a UL off the turkey farm? THAT would be impressive- hi!

But I don't want to waste my hard-earned money pioneering this, tho.

John Cereghin
Smyrna DE

On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 12:37 AM, <_D1028Gary@..._
(mailto:D1028Gary@...) > wrote:







Shortwave listeners may be attracted to this unit because of the 7
bands and
compact size, but AM-DXers should save their money, and avoid this
model.
It puts the thrill back into receiving your locals. Further details
(and
denigrations) are upcoming in the Shootout.

73, Gary DeBock


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Hi

dianne_froude <dianne_froude@...>
 

Just joined this group but have been listening to ultra light radio for
oer a year now.... My significant other is Allen Willie who is VERY
well known within this group and for me it was a matter of joining him
at his favorite hobby or getting a divorce....
Joining this group was cheaper....lol...
I have however found it fascinating and have logged 54 stations in the
past month and still trying to reach 100 ......

Dianne


Re: Grundig Mini 300-- Mini AM Performance

John Cereghin <jcereghin@...>
 

Gary, you just gave me an inspiration for a new UL DXing sub-section- Turkey Farm UL DXing.  Anyone can pull in North Korea from Maine on an E-100 with a slider (ho hum!) but can I pull in a 50kw blowtorch at 100 miles at night with a UL off the turkey farm?  THAT would be impressive- hi!

But I don't want to waste my hard-earned money pioneering this, tho.

John Cereghin
Smyrna DE


On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 12:37 AM, <D1028Gary@...> wrote:


 
     Shortwave listeners may be attracted to this unit because of the 7 bands and compact size, but AM-DXers should save their money, and avoid this model.  It puts the thrill back into receiving your locals. Further details (and denigrations) are upcoming in the Shootout.
 
     73,  Gary DeBock   


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Re: Grundig Mini 300-- Mini AM Performance

Gary DeBock
 

Hi John,
 
     Well, you may be right about hearing Pyongyang-657 on an E100 Slider in Maine :>)  , but sometimes even I wonder about the "ethics" of making Ultralight radios ultra-competitive.  The latest E100 hotrods certainly make it easy to clean up on transoceanic DX, but that probably isn't the main interest of the Ultralight enthusiast group, who properly concentrate on using "basic" receivers.  I will accept 100% of the blame for this vanity trip.
 
     Anyway, you don't need to worry about using your hard-earned money, to purchase multiple pocket radio lemons (to pioneer an new class of Ultralight Turkey DXing). I already use my $$ to purchase these Turkeys periodically for Shootouts, and would be thrilled to ship the entire Turkey Farm to you, postage paid.  I would even give you a money-back guarantee, that if you are not completely disgusted with the performance of any Turkey, I will cheerfully pay the postage for you to return it to me.
 
    73,  Gary  
 
          
 
In a message dated 2/2/2009 7:08:31 A.M. Pacific Standard Time, jcereghin@... writes:

Gary, you just gave me an inspiration for a new UL DXing sub-section- Turkey Farm UL DXing.  Anyone can pull in North Korea from Maine on an E-100 with a slider (ho hum!) but can I pull in a 50kw blowtorch at 100 miles at night with a UL off the turkey farm?  THAT would be impressive- hi!

But I don't want to waste my hard-earned money pioneering this, tho.

John Cereghin
Smyrna DE

On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 12:37 AM, <D1028Gary@aol.com> wrote:


 
     Shortwave listeners may be attracted to this unit because of the 7 bands and compact size, but AM-DXers should save their money, and avoid this model.  It puts the thrill back into receiving your locals. Further details (and denigrations) are upcoming in the Shootout.
 
     73,  Gary DeBock   


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Re: Recorder Advice Still Needed - Badly

kcmuthumani <kelvinm@...>
 

Hi,

Another option you might want to consider is a minidisc recorder, I
have been using them for years for shortwave broadcasts. Minidisc's
are not to popular these days but a lot of them have proper line level
and mic level recording inputs and and are pretty cheap used these days.

I use a MZ-R700 which is a small portable unit which sells used on
ebay for around $30, in the LP4 mode you can get around 300mins of
recording at good quality for voice. If you need any more info pls let
me know. Go to http://www.minidisc.org for a good deal of info.




Kelvin


Grundig Mini 300-- Mini AM Performance

Gary DeBock
 

Hello Guys,
 
     The Grundig Mini 300 is one of the Ultralight radios to be reviewed in the upcoming 2009 Shootout, and is an analog AM-FM radio with 7 shortwave bands, using a somewhat erratic digital readout system. It retails for around $35 in the USA.
 
     Prompted by a request on the dxer.ca forum for a Mini 300 alignment procedure, I went ahead and performed one early, peaking the loopstick and 1400 kHz trimmer (in the dubious hope of improving upon AM performance that was absolutely abysmal).  The alignment made a marginal difference in the unit's high-band sensitivity, but this model is obviously not designed for any type of AM-DXing, and there's no way to cure a total turkey by giving it a minor tweak.
 
     Shortwave listeners may be attracted to this unit because of the 7 bands and compact size, but AM-DXers should save their money, and avoid this model.  It puts the thrill back into receiving your locals. Further details (and denigrations) are upcoming in the Shootout.
 
     73,  Gary DeBock   


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Re: Recorder Advice Still Needed - Badly

Brett Saylor <bds2@...>
 




Can the signal being recorded be monitored through the speakers on
the Sony (rather than using a splitter and headphones)?

The recorder doesn't have a speaker built-in, only a headphone output.
 

My mistake... the recorder *does* have a speaker but I don't think it can play back during recording - however, I will check that out and report back. I never play it back using the speaker so I didn't pay much attention to that capability!

Brett


Re: Recorder Advice Still Needed - Badly

Brett Saylor <bds2@...>
 



On Sun, Feb 1, 2009 at 2:35 PM, Gary Kinsman <gkinsman@...> wrote:
Hi Brett,

Hi Gary...


Does the Sony ICD-UX70 MP3 recorder do timer recordings (like a
VCR)? If so, how many on/off times can be selected?

No, it does not - at least I haven't found out how to.
 


Can the signal being recorded be monitored through the speakers on
the Sony (rather than using a splitter and headphones)?

The recorder doesn't have a speaker built-in, only a headphone output.
 


BTW, Amazon has the red version for under $76, with free shipping.
 

I also saw some new-in-box on eBay for around $60. Not a bad price,

Brett


Re: Recorder Advice Still Needed - Badly

John H. Bryant <bjohnorcas@...>
 

Brett,

Thank you very much for your note...

Yes, the amount of RF noise generated is the main problem with many of the entertainment grade MP3 players... great for their intended uses, but almost impossible for us to use.  That is why actual field experiences of other DXers like us are so important.

You are the third person (and the second actual user) to speak highly of the Sony ICD-UX70 MP3 recorder.  I googled that unit...they must be at the end of that model in the Sony line.  I noticed some prices just above $50.00.  An excellent price, since people seem to be able to use this unit when DXing Barefoot.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER GOOD OR BAD RECOMMENDATIONS OUT THERE FOR >$150 AUDIO RECORDERS TO USE WITH ULTRALIGHTS???

Thanks, everybody!

John Bryant



At 01:50 PM 2/1/2009 -0500, you wrote:

Hi John,

Many of the older Samsung MP3 players that had built-in FM radios would do line-in recordings via a 1/8 inch "ENC" input jack. I have two models, the YP-MT6 and YP-T7 that I picked up cheap on eBay. The issue I had with them was the amount of RF noise they generated, which could not always be reduced by seperating the radio from the recorder. But if one can find them cheap, it's worth experimenting.

I have, however, successfully recorded audio from my ULR's using the Sony ICD-UX70 MP3 stereo recorder. The Sony recorder weighs less than 2 oz., has 1GB memory, records at 128 kbps stereo and has a line-in jack that can intelligently take either an external microphone or the line out direct from the radio - no transformers or impedance adapters needed. I plug a stereo splitter from Radio Shack into the headphone jack of the radio and run my headphones out of one side and a stereo patch cable to the Sony out of the other.

The Sony is absolutely the perfect mini-DX recorder - it auto-names the files including the date, and has a USB
plug to transfer the recorded MP3 files to the computer directly from the recorder. All I have to do is
write down the order of the recordings and I can match the times and frequencies up later.

The Sony introduces a little noise on AM but if I separate it from the radio by a foot or two of cable, and
move it with respect to the antenna, the noise drops to almost nothing.

It's available for around $80 direct from Sony or other online sources, so it comes close to your price range.


Brett Saylor

On Sat, Jan 31, 2009 at 10:25 PM, John H. Bryant < bjohnorcas@...> wrote:
Thanks to all who responded to the initial plea for the experience of
folks who have successfully recorded audio from Ultralights. Some
people replied via the group, others directly to me.... In either
case, they were really helpful.

Unfortunately, most of the replies dealt with fairly high=-dollar
semi-professional solid state recorders.  HAS ANYONE HAD SUCCESS
USING ONE OF THE MANY MP3 PLAYERS as an audio recorder for
ULtralights.... things that run in the $50 to $75 dollar range, at
least at close-out??? If you've had success, please let me know so
that I can include such valuable experience in the almost finished article.

THANKS!


John B.