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Re: Sony SRF-59

Bob Coomler
 

I think some careful Dremel and jewelers file surgery is the way to go. Thanks for the idea and thanks to the other folks for their thoughts.  I just noticed that Amazon is selling new ones for $170!

The bread board SRF-59 with the CD "tuning device" sounds so like John B.  :-)

Bob Coomler W7SWL
Tucson, AZ

 



From: Richard Allen via Groups.Io <dx747j@...>
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2019 4:24 AM
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Sony SRF-59

I trimmed some of the plastic away from the receiver case to give better access to the thumb wheel. The case of the SRF-39 is a poor design compared to that of the similar SRF-39. I imagine Sony was attempting to keep costs profitable.

The SRF-59 mounted on a wooden board that someone mentioned earlier was by the late Dr. John Bryant, a ULR pioneer. 

Richard Allen.





Re: Sony SRF-59

Phillip Fimiani
 

 True... But the radio was modified other than improving the tuning method. No antennas were changed in the surgery....THen again its no longer a pocket radio! (;-)
 
Best Regards
Phil
KD2HTN / WA2069SWL
Long: 34.210293 Lat:-78.057048
FM04xf 30dl
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From: blumu via Groups.Io <blumu@...>
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2019 3:34 AM
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Sony SRF-59

I thought of doing this,  but it would then not
qualify as a ul rx. It is an amazing little gem and
the guts could be used to make a sensitive rx with
a longer ferrite and an air-spaced tuning capacitor -
and/or the IF section of a SW receiver. But not
ul :-(

Michael UK

On Montag.11.02.19 00:18, Phillip Fimiani via Groups.Io wrote:
> I recall someone unmounted the guts and put it on a wood board. With a
> metal front and big dial, used a CD disk as the dial control....
> Phenominal control... I forget how it was attached to the lil tuner... (:-(
> I went so far as to make a cool CD disk. I put it in the microwaveand
> ran it for about 5-10 secs and it marbles the surface... kool looking.
> Best Regards
> Phil
> KD2HTN / WA2069SWL

> As I do periodically, I pulled my venerable SRF-59 from the back of a
> drawer today.  It was one of the "founding ULRs" and definitely punches
> above its weight.  A question for the old timers, did anyone ever devise
> a method to make tuning easier?  Must of me loves the little rascal, but
> my imprecise thumbs, not so much.
>
> Bob Coomler W7SWL
> Tucson, AZ





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73
Phil
KD2HTN / WA2069SWL
Long: 34.210293 Lat:-78.057048
FM04xf 30dl


Re: can't open some files here- FARMERIK

Rik
 

Apparently we lost power [or maybe Internet?]  while my computer was opening a file, and it 'stuck' partly open and would not open anything else which is new. Once he found that screen, he told it to cancel trying to open that file, which allowed it to start over opening other new files. That is the best I can make of what he said. - FARMERIK


Re: Sony SRF-59

Richard Allen <dx747j@...>
 

I trimmed some of the plastic away from the receiver case to give better access to the thumb wheel. The case of the SRF-39 is a poor design compared to that of the similar SRF-39. I imagine Sony was attempting to keep costs profitable.

The SRF-59 mounted on a wooden board that someone mentioned earlier was by the late Dr. John Bryant, a ULR pioneer.

Richard Allen.


Re: can't open some files here- FARMERIK

Michael.2E0IHW
 

On Sonntag.10.02.19 23:29, Rik wrote:
My son fixed my computer so now I can open files in the experimental group and see Gary's article regarding FSL sensitivity related to length of ferrite and diameter. Very interesting.
Thanks all for your help.- FARMERIK
Do you know what he did? It could be useful to others of us!
Michael UK


Re: Sony SRF-59

Michael.2E0IHW
 

I thought of doing this, but it would then not
qualify as a ul rx. It is an amazing little gem and
the guts could be used to make a sensitive rx with
a longer ferrite and an air-spaced tuning capacitor -
and/or the IF section of a SW receiver. But not
ul :-(

Michael UK

On Montag.11.02.19 00:18, Phillip Fimiani via Groups.Io wrote:
I recall someone unmounted the guts and put it on a wood board. With a metal front and big dial, used a CD disk as the dial control.... Phenominal control... I forget how it was attached to the lil tuner... (:-(
I went so far as to make a cool CD disk. I put it in the microwaveand ran it for about 5-10 secs and it marbles the surface... kool looking.
Best Regards
Phil
KD2HTN / WA2069SWL
As I do periodically, I pulled my venerable SRF-59 from the back of a drawer today.  It was one of the "founding ULRs" and definitely punches above its weight.  A question for the old timers, did anyone ever devise a method to make tuning easier?  Must of me loves the little rascal, but my imprecise thumbs, not so much.
Bob Coomler W7SWL
Tucson, AZ


Re: Sony SRF-59

Phillip Fimiani
 

I recall someone unmounted the guts and put it on a wood board. With a metal front and big dial, used a CD disk as the dial control.... Phenominal control... I forget how it was attached to the lil tuner... (:-(
I went so far as to make a cool CD disk. I put it in the microwaveand ran it for about 5-10 secs and it marbles the surface... kool looking.
 
Best Regards
Phil
KD2HTN / WA2069SWL
Long: 34.210293 Lat:-78.057048
FM04xf 30dl
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From: Bob Coomler via Groups.Io <w7swl@...>
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2019 6:26 PM
Subject: [UltralightDX] Sony SRF-59

As I do periodically, I pulled my venerable SRF-59 from the back of a drawer today.  It was one of the "founding ULRs" and definitely punches above its weight.  A question for the old timers, did anyone ever devise a method to make tuning easier?  Must of me loves the little rascal, but my imprecise thumbs, not so much.

Bob Coomler W7SWL
Tucson, AZ



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73
Phil
KD2HTN / WA2069SWL
Long: 34.210293 Lat:-78.057048
FM04xf 30dl


Re: Sony SRF-59

Rik
 

Can you engage the thumb wheel with a finger nail? I don't remember if that radio has the 'lines' on the edge of the tuning knob, but when a radio has them, I use my finger nail it the little slots to carefully turn the wheel. - FARMERIK


Re: can't open some files here- FARMERIK

Rik
 

My son fixed my computer so now I can open files in the experimental group and see Gary's article regarding FSL sensitivity related to  length of ferrite and diameter. Very interesting.

Thanks all for your help.- FARMERIK


Sony SRF-59

Bob Coomler
 

As I do periodically, I pulled my venerable SRF-59 from the back of a drawer today.  It was one of the "founding ULRs" and definitely punches above its weight.  A question for the old timers, did anyone ever devise a method to make tuning easier?  Must of me loves the little rascal, but my imprecise thumbs, not so much.

Bob Coomler W7SWL
Tucson, AZ


Sony SW7600GR for sale...

daiche
 
Edited

THE RADIO HAS BEEN SOLD.   Thanks for looking!        Hi all, I have an essentially new 7600GR for sale. I have used it very little. There is no box but the case, manual and windup antenna come with it. I am asking $130 shipped (CONUS), or best offer. Anyone interested can contact me at email address 'daiche at yahoo dot com' for more info. Too many radios and not enough me, so I am trimming down! The preferred payment method is PayPal. Thanks!

Dave Aichelman     N7NZH     Grants Pass, Oregon


Re: Tecsun PL-300ET

Max Italy
 


Re: Tecsun PL-300ET

dypete
 

Hi Rik,
Thanks for the response.
Yes, they did exist but no one has any in stock and can't find
it on ebay
Was very popular. 
He hesitates is lost!
Stay well
Pete


-----Original Message-----
From: Rik <farmerik@...>
To: main <main@UltralightDX.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Feb 10, 2019 08:52 AM
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Tecsun PL-300ET





Not sure there is/was a PL-300ET. A PL-310ET and a PL-300WT exist. Are you thinking of one of those? Try a Google search or search on Ebay maybe?-FARMERIK

On Sat, Feb 9, 2019 at 10:03 PM, Dypete wrote:
Hello all
Looking for a new, unopened Tecsun PL-300ET.
Willing to settle for a pristine unit with ALL accessories including box.
Thanks and 73,
Pete
KB2DY 


Re: Tecsun PL-300ET

dypete
 

Thanks Phil,
Pete


-----Original Message-----
From: Phil Pasteur <ppasteur@q.com>
To: main <main@UltralightDX.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Feb 10, 2019 03:12 PM
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Tecsun PL-300ET


https://www.gearbest.com/consumer-electronics/pp_265803.html

I don't know whether it is really in stock. Most other listings for this radio are not.


Re: Tecsun PL-300ET

Phil Pasteur
 

https://www.gearbest.com/consumer-electronics/pp_265803.html

I don't know whether it is really in stock. Most other listings for this radio are not.


Re: Tecsun PL-300ET

Rik
 




Not sure there is/was a PL-300ET. A PL-310ET and a PL-300WT exist. Are you thinking of one of those? Try a Google search or search on Ebay maybe?-FARMERIK


On Sat, Feb 9, 2019 at 10:03 PM, Dypete wrote:
Hello all
Looking for a new, unopened Tecsun PL-300ET.
Willing to settle for a pristine unit with ALL accessories including box.
Thanks and 73,
Pete
KB2DY 


Tecsun PL-300ET

dypete
 

Hello all
Looking for a new, unopened Tecsun PL-300ET.
Willing to settle for a pristine unit with ALL accessories including box.
Thanks and 73,
Pete
KB2DY 


Re: Hobby Costs

Gary DeBock
 

<<<   Let me know if it works though……I could use one of those Hawaiian Dx-Peditions Gary goes on!!   >>>

Another Kauai trip is scheduled in November, Rob-- I'll save a room for you! :-)

To be honest, if i didn't load up on real estate back in the 70's (when it was dirt cheap), I would be lucky to even afford a visit to the Rockwork cliff on the Oregon coast...

Gary




-----Original Message-----
From: robert ross <va3sw@...>
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io <main@UltralightDX.groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Feb 9, 2019 7:24 pm
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Hobby Costs



On Feb 9, 2019, at 21:37, Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:


Has anybody considered using go fund me to help offset some hobby costs?

Paul




Nope…My wife gives me $2.00 a week Allowance, I just save it all up til I can buy a New Radio! HAHHAHAHA…..

Let me know if it works though……I could use one of those Hawaiian Dx-Peditions Gary goes on!!

73…ROB.

Robert Ross
London, Ontario CANADA




Re: Hobby Costs

robert ross
 



On Feb 9, 2019, at 21:37, Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:


Has anybody considered using go fund me to help offset some hobby costs?

Paul




Nope…My wife gives me $2.00 a week Allowance, I just save it all up til I can buy a New Radio! HAHHAHAHA…..

Let me know if it works though……I could use one of those Hawaiian Dx-Peditions Gary goes on!!

73…ROB.

Robert Ross
London, Ontario CANADA




Hobby Costs

Paul Blundell
 


Has anybody considered using go fund me to help offset some hobby costs?

Paul


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