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Re: Kaito AN-200 Tunable Passive AM Antenna/Sony SRF-59

Everett N4CY
 

Hi Hans,

How is you FSL, that I sold you, working for you? I started building two smaller ones, but got side tracked on to some other projects, may finish them this winter. 

Everett N8CNP


On Jun 23, 2015, at 4:41 AM, hans.ostnell@... [ultralightdx] <ultralightdx@...> wrote:

 

Hi Marc,

Actually, I've been quite curious and was considering ordering the 50 cm "DX-loop" from PK-antennas, but maybe this is a bad idea?

Regards,

Hans / LA2MOA


Re: Kaito AN-200 Tunable Passive AM Antenna/Sony SRF-59

Hans Ostnell
 

Hi Marc,

Actually, I've been quite curious and was considering ordering the 50 cm "DX-loop" from PK-antennas, but maybe this is a bad idea?

Regards,

Hans / LA2MOA


Re: Kaito AN-200 Tunable Passive AM Antenna/Sony SRF-59

Marc Coevoet
 

On 23-06-15 10:06, hans.ostnell@... [ultralightdx] wrote:
Hi Jerry!

I have no personal experience with the Sony SRF-59, but I'm the happy
owner of a Tecsun (Kaito) AN-200 passive loop antenna. This little loop
is a really good performer, inductively coupled to the ferrite loopstick
in a portable receiver. The antenna is very selective, has a very narrow
and good "null" and will give your little receiver a good signal boost.
I have logged a couple of All India Radio stations as well as
local/regional Chinese and Taiwanese stations on Mediumwave, using the
AN-200 inductively coupled to a barefoot Tecsun PL-380, a PL-310 and
Degen DE-1103.
And the wiring of the an200 s of one piece, which is not the case for antennas from Charly Hardt or http://www.amradioantennas.com/


Marc
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Re: Kaito AN-200 Tunable Passive AM Antenna/Sony SRF-59

Hans Ostnell
 

Hi Jerry!

I have no personal experience with the Sony SRF-59, but I'm the happy owner of a Tecsun (Kaito) AN-200 passive loop antenna. This little loop is a really good performer, inductively coupled to the ferrite loopstick in a portable receiver. The antenna is very selective, has a very narrow and good "null" and will give your little receiver a good signal boost. I have logged a couple of All India Radio stations as well as local/regional Chinese and Taiwanese stations on Mediumwave, using the AN-200 inductively coupled to a barefoot Tecsun PL-380, a PL-310 and Degen DE-1103.

The AN-200 also allows direct connection to a receiver's antenna terminal, but with somewhat reduced performance. I'm recommending inductive coupling to the internal loopstick in a portable receiver.

In my opinion, the AN-200 is a good and inexpensive entry level piece of equipment for ultralight DX-ing, and it's absolutely ideal for casual "holiday-style" AM DXing!

Here's a little hint: Also buy a "Lazy Suzan", and put both the radio and AN-200 on the device, find the "sweet spot" (best coupling between the AN-200 and the loopstick in your radio). The Lazy Suzan will help you to rotate the whole setup, and you will most probably find that the nulling characteristics of the AN-200 is nothing but amazing!

73's and Good luck!

Hans / LA2MOA
Vardo island, EU-141
Locator: KQ50ni
Arctic Norway

Tecsun PL-380 Supercharged
CC Skywave
Tecsun PL-310
7.5" FSL (LW/MW)


Re: Participating in Japanese Radio Auctions

Rik
 

I really appreciate the original post making us aware of this service. I have a large collection of SONY radios never offered in the USA, and often have paid as much as 2/3 the cost of the radio to get it here from Australia or the Middle East and shipping costs from Japan seem quite expensive too. So I would not expect fees + shipping  to be cheap from a bidding service in Japan. Some ebay sellers in Japan do say on there Ebay Store to contact them about other Products sold in Japan, but I have not done that yet. In the EU, I believe there is a huge Tax collected on items sold, but larger sellers seem to be able to get around collecting  that when shipping to the USA, so prices with shipping seem like bargains. Some of my Radios came from CHUMS, a large dept. store in the UK, and there are others too. Roberts has quite a number of portables not sold here. A few are rebadged  Sangean radios, but many are unique. I have the Roberts Classic 954 which I like, and happens to be in view as I type.  Off the top of my head, I don't recall radios likely to qualify as ULR from Roberts, but I collect more in the 'lunch box' size range of entertainment portables. - FARMERIK


Re: Participating in Japanese Radio Auctions

Guy Atkins
 

Oops... Sorry, I meant to type "Ultralight DXers" rather than IRCA members.

I agree with John about his comment on the high fees. The Jauce.com service is the same way. It's worth it though if they help you track down a radio that's just not available through USA sources.

Guy Atkins
Puyallup, WA


Re: 13 papers: $18 MW/HF SDR + MW panadapter + Pocket Radio DX

Phillip Fimiani
 

Lots of other stuff on his site... I love the AM/FM image freq lists.... and others...

Thanks for the link...
 
 
Best Regards
Phil
KD2HTN / WA2069SWL
Lat: 40.8367633  Long: -74.1768412
 




From: "just_rtfm@... [ultralightdx]"
To: ultralightdx@...
Sent: Sunday, June 21, 2015 8:48 PM
Subject: [ultralightdx] 13 papers: $18 MW/HF SDR + MW panadapter + Pocket Radio DX


13 papers: $18 MW/HF SDR + MW panadapter + Pocket Radio DX

just_rtfm
 


Long Term Ultralight DXing Project - Comparing Different Locations

Paul Blundell
 

Recently we have moved house, as part of this I have ran a small side project where I have compared the average signal level of these stations at the two locations and then graphed them.

All stations were logged at around the same time of day over a few days at each location and then the signal levels were averaged and graphed.


As can be seen below the new location generally provides better signals levels with only 7BU on 558KHz and 7AD on 900KHz being noticeably worse at this new location.


http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-FmblPsx6EwI/VYdJESRU1NI/AAAAAAAAGKI/AP7O0exlkYs/s1600/LTULDXingProject_NewLocation_June2015.JPG



Long Term Ultralight DXing Project Results - 20/6/2015 & 21/06/2015

Paul Blundell
 


Date: 20/6/2015

Time: 22:00 - 22:20

Location: Launceston Tasmania

Weather: Cold with a frost overnight

531 - 3GG: 5

540 - 7SD: 4

549 - 2CR: 4

558 - 7BU: 2

585 - 7RN: 3

621 - 3RN: 3

693 - 3AW: 5

747 - 7PB: 5

774 - 3LO: 5

855 - 3CR: 4

900 - 7AD: 2

954 - 2UE: 4

1008 - HPON (Launceston) : 5

1080 - HPON (Hobart): 3

1116 - 3AK: 4

1179 - 3RPH: 4

1224 - 3EA: 4

1260 - 3SR: 3

1341 - HPON (Geelong): 4

1377 - 3MP: 4

1395 - 5AA: 2

1440 - 1SBS: 3

1503 - 3KND: 4

1593 - HPON (Melbourne): 4

Notes: Very mixed results, a couple of signals were down on normal.


********************************************************************************************************************************************


Date: 21/6/2015

Time: 20:30 - 21:00

Location: Launceston Tasmania

Weather: Cool

531 - 3GG: 4

540 - 7SD: 5

549 - 2CR: 4

558 - 7BU: 3

585 - 7RN: 4

621 - 3RN: 4

693 - 3AW: 5

747 - 7PB: 4

774 - 3LO: 5

855 - 3CR: 4

900 - 7AD: 2

954 - 2UE: 3

1008 - HPON (Launceston) : 5

1080 - HPON (Hobart): 4

1116 - 3AK: 4

1179 - 3RPH: 3

1224 - 3EA: 4

1260 - 3SR: 4

1341 - HPON (Geelong): 3

1377 - 3MP: 3

1395 - 5AA: 3

1440 - 1SBS: 3

1503 - 3KND: 3

1593 - HPON (Melbourne): 4

Notes: Results were much the same as the night before, a couple of stations were slightly improved on the night before.


http://ultralightdxing.blogspot.com.au/p/research-project-ultralight-dxing.html




Kaito AN-200 Tunable Passive AM Antenna/Sony SRF-59

Jerry Rappel <ww0e@...>
 

Is this a good combination for just leisurely DX'ing the AM band?


Jerry  WWØE


Re: Participating in Japanese Radio Auctions

John
 

Buyee will add a lot of fees and additional shipping charges to your order and the total was crazyee high

Hwvr, if you are looking for a rare or special item it wont matter
John


Re: Participating in Japanese Radio Auctions

Guy Atkins
 

Hi Gary,

Thanks for the interesting information on the "Buyee" service now offered by Yahoo Japan.

IRCA members may also be interested in the site www.jauce.com, which stands for "JApan AUction CEnter". It is a similar service to Buyee for Yahoo Japan, but lets you participate in "shopping" sites such as Rakuten, Yahoo Japan Shopping, Amazon.co.jp, etc., as well as the auction site Yahoo Japan.

73,

Guy Atkins
Puyallup, WA USA


Re: ear buds

Rik
 

I like the factory SONY headsets which come with walkmans for DXing. They seem very sensitive and to me they are comfortable. - FARMERIK


Participating in Japanese Radio Auctions

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
For those who are interested in purchasing Japanese portable radios (classic or otherwise), there is a little-known resource which might help you track down the model of your dreams. Many excellent portables are bought and sold every year in Japan, but never show up in the eBay system.
 
Just for example, the Sony ICF-S5W is a rare classic portable in extreme demand in North America, drawing multiple bidders and hundreds of dollars when in shows up in good condition on eBay. But the Japanese-market model (the ICF-S5) is electrically identical, and extremely common in Japan. Currently no fewer than 14 of these ICF-S5 models are up for auction in Japan, as detailed in the listing posted at http://buyee.jp/item/search?query=Sony%20ICF-S5  Prices are extremely cheap, compared to what ICF-S5W models go for on eBay. The models even include a bonus map of Japan on the back panel, and crystal-provided coverage of the Japanese NSB shortwave frequencies.
 
Previously foreign bidders were excluded from these Japanese auctions, but Yahoo Japan has introduced a "Buyee" service to help foreigners participate. In addition to the cost of the radio, you will need to pay the shipping cost and a small fee to the "Buyee" service. Even with all these charges the total cost of purchasing a classic Japanese radio like the ICF-S5 can be hundreds of dollars less than an equivalent model on eBay. Full details and FAQ's are listed in the "Buyee.jp" home page. Good luck!
 
73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
 
  


Re: ear buds

Paul Blundell
 

I use some over the ear phones I got from the supermarket for $7. They work really well.


From: Jerry Rappel ww0e@q.com [ultralightdx]
Sent: ‎20/‎06/‎2015 8:31 AM
To: ultralightdx
Subject: [ultralightdx] ear buds

 

Recommendations for good ear buds, (head phones) etc. for voice audio
on the AM bands. I am hard of hearing.
There were some on here that were available at Amazon a while back.

Thanks,



--
Jerry  WWØE



ear buds

Jerry Rappel <ww0e@...>
 

Recommendations for good ear buds, (head phones) etc. for voice audio
on the AM bands. I am hard of hearing.
There were some on here that were available at Amazon a while back.

Thanks,



--
Jerry  WWØE



Ultralight DXing - Short Wave Loggings 16/06/2015

Paul Blundell
 

Below is a video of some of my ultralight dxing short wave loggings from the 16/06/2015. These were logged using the Digitech AR-1733.


Ultralight DXing: Ultralight DXing - Short Wave Loggings 16/06/2015



Long Term Ultralight DXing Project Results - 16/6/2015

Paul Blundell
 


Date: 16/6/2015

Time: 14:05 - 14:30

Location: Riverside, Launceston Tasmania

Weather: Raining and wet, heavy cloud cover

531 - 3GG: 2

540 - 7SD: 5

549 - 2CR: 1

558 - 7BU: 2

585 - 7RN: 3

621 - 3RN: 3

693 - 3AW: 3

747 - 7PB: 3

774 - 3LO: 4

855 - 3CR: 2

900 - 7AD: 1

954 - 2UE: 0

1008 - HPON (Launceston) : 5

1080 - HPON (Hobart): 2

1116 - 3AK: 0

1179 - 3RPH: 0

1224 - 3EA: 0

1260 - 3SR: 0

1341 - HPON (Geelong): 1

1377 - 3MP: 0

1395 - 5AA: 0

1440 - 1SBS: 0

1503 - 3KND: 0

1593 - HPON (Melbourne): 0

Notes: As I expected the bottom half of the band produced signals of a good level, above 1080KHz signals dropped off badly. HPON Geelong on 1341KHz was down on normal but still audible most of the time. 3LO was also up on normal.




Newfoundland Ultralight Radio Logs

Allen Willie
 

Hello To All,


Three new additions to the Ultralight radio logbook over the past ten days



1390 - KXSS - Waite Park, Minnesota 7:20 UTC 6/7/15 w/ MLB Baseball and NFL Football discussions , then into "1390 The Fan" ID, promos, ads, mention of St. Cloud



Ultralight Station # 1318





1485 kHz - UNITED KINGDOM - BBC Radio Sussex 1:20 UTC 6/15/15 w/ discussion by man and woman about classic books that have been written , BBC mentions ( mixing with Spain at times ) matched website feed also



Ultralight Station # 1319    Trans-Atlantic Station # 528





1290 kHz - WHIO - Dayton, Ohio 1:25 UTC 6/17/15 w/ "AM 12-90 and News 95.7 " ID's , mention of Miami Valley, weather , ads then return to Brian Kilmeade Show ( signal mixing with and peaking over WRNI - Rhode Island and WKBK - New Hampshire at times )

Ultralight Station #  1320



Receiver:  Sony SRF - M37W barefoot





Allen Willie VOPC1AA
Carbonear, Newfoundland

8981 - 9000 of 34106