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Re: Couple new radios on the way!!!

Paul Blundell
 

I have also found this with some radios.


On Fri, 7 May 2021, 05:15 Johnny via groups.io, <jlochey=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi all,

Update:

Of these radios, the following had to go back because they were just not quality enough.
  • Vonidor cheap AM/FM "old school" radio - Vonidor
  • PowerBear cheap AM/FM "old school" radio - PowerBear

Just FYI.


Johnny


Re: Sangean DT-800

Paul Blundell
 

Sounds good, how much was it?


On Fri, 7 May 2021, 05:12 Johnny via groups.io, <jlochey=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi all,

Just received my Sangean DT-800 in the mail and what a gem it is!!!

I find it quite sensitive on AM/FM with a nice set of features that I find very useful.  It even has the ability to turn off "muting".  Nice!  :)

I'm finding it to be the best of my radios in this "handheld form factor" so far, narrowly beating out my CCrane Pocket, that I also love!

Anyone else like this radio?


Johnny


Re: Sangean DT-800

Johnny
 

Hi Emily,

I liked it so much a bought two!  <blush!>


Johnny


Re: Sangean DT-800

Emily Keene
 

I just ordered the Sangean DT800, and now I am really looking forward to its arrival!

Emily Hastings Keene, New Jersey



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Re: radiowe r-108 vs tecsun pl-310et

Johnny
 

Hi both,

I have just received my Tecsun PL-310ET and plan to compare it shortly to my Radiwow R-108 (still yet to arrive).  I will let you know what my observations are of these two radios.

Thanks!


Johnny


Re: Couple new radios on the way!!!

Johnny
 

Hi all,

Update:

Of these radios, the following had to go back because they were just not quality enough.
  • Vonidor cheap AM/FM "old school" radio - Vonidor
  • PowerBear cheap AM/FM "old school" radio - PowerBear

Just FYI.


Johnny


Sangean DT-800

Johnny
 

Hi all,

Just received my Sangean DT-800 in the mail and what a gem it is!!!

I find it quite sensitive on AM/FM with a nice set of features that I find very useful.  It even has the ability to turn off "muting".  Nice!  :)

I'm finding it to be the best of my radios in this "handheld form factor" so far, narrowly beating out my CCrane Pocket, that I also love!

Anyone else like this radio?


Johnny


1170 khz

patrice.privat
 

Hi

This morning around 0645 CEST , I tuned to 1170 khz.
I expected R Capodistria but heard R Gorizia with Italian pop songs.
Does someone confirm this replacement ?

Grazie

Patrice


A mute problem in PL380

Zacharias Liangas
 

To anyone using pl380
My item was in the first produced series
After turning to a strong station and changing frequency the signal readout remained high even in frequencies without signal and sounds as muted. This is possibly an AGC problem?
Does it happen to anyone's other here?

Also is noticed more analysis in my site 
https://sites.google.com/site/zliangas/pl380
In the SW part

Thanks


Re: Tecsun PL-380 - S-meter over-reading

radiojayallen
 

I don't have a PL-380 but in general I find these signal level readouts to be interesting and useful but not very accurately calibrated. I have seen various models with such readouts vary by several db on a given signal. Hey, even my vintage Satellit 800 and E1 don't agree.


Re: Handheld Ultralight FM DXing Directional Antenna?

Paul Blundell
 

That is a good point as I have also noticed much the same, they work well with the standard whip but not much better with anything extremal.


On Wed, 5 May 2021, 20:27 radiojayallen, <radiojayallen@...> wrote:
I see merit in both approaches...it's certainly worth experimenting with, although I will say that in my over-crowded FM location I can often receive two or even three signals on a given frequency be re-orienting the whip and moving the radio. One thing though that I haven't seen discussed is that I've found many DSP FM portables don't seem to do any better with an external antenna compared with their whip unless it can be located in a better location such as on a roof, and I've wondered if this has to do with how well the .tuner's input is matched to the whip.


Re: Handheld Ultralight FM DXing Directional Antenna?

radiojayallen
 

I see merit in both approaches...it's certainly worth experimenting with, although I will say that in my over-crowded FM location I can often receive two or even three signals on a given frequency be re-orienting the whip and moving the radio. One thing though that I haven't seen discussed is that I've found many DSP FM portables don't seem to do any better with an external antenna compared with their whip unless it can be located in a better location such as on a roof, and I've wondered if this has to do with how well the .tuner's input is matched to the whip.


Spain MW report

patrice.privat
 

Hi

Galicia dominant at 0725 CEST on 1080.
Also Galicia strong at 0745 on 972.

The latter might be in Galician but I'm not 100% sure.

Good day


Re: Tecsun PL-380 - S-meter over-reading

Zacharias Liangas
 

To anyone using pl38
My item was in the first produced series
After turning to a strong station and changing frequency the signal readout remained hogh even in frequencies without signal.This is possibly an AGC problem
Does it happen to anyone's other here?
Thanks


Re: 549kHz - 2CR - Other Stations

Paul Blundell
 

Thanks for that Gary, I will be keeping an ear out on it and see if I can get any more clues.


On Wed, May 5, 2021 at 1:23 PM Gary DeBock via groups.io <D1028Gary=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
On Tue, May 4, 2021 at 06:02 PM, Paul Blundell wrote:
Over the past few nights, due to packing to move house I have been up and about later than normal, I have noticed a very faint signal under this but have not had any luck with an ID or any information.
Last night when the ABC station dropped audio just before the news broadcast, I heard some music, it sounded not "main stream", maybe Maori in nature?

Any ideas on a possible station?

Paul
Paul,

There shouldn't be any Maori on 549. The Kiwi Maori net frequencies are 585-603-765-1161-1440.

On 549 the dominant Kiwi station at the Oregon "Kiwi Cliff" has been 549-Trackside, and that was also the dominant 549 station when I was in the Cook Islands three years ago. But I understand that the Kiwi Trackside network is now in limbo, and about to change to something else.

Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)



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Paul


Re: 549kHz - 2CR - Other Stations

Gary DeBock
 

On Tue, May 4, 2021 at 06:02 PM, Paul Blundell wrote:
Over the past few nights, due to packing to move house I have been up and about later than normal, I have noticed a very faint signal under this but have not had any luck with an ID or any information.
Last night when the ABC station dropped audio just before the news broadcast, I heard some music, it sounded not "main stream", maybe Maori in nature?

Any ideas on a possible station?

Paul
Paul,

There shouldn't be any Maori on 549. The Kiwi Maori net frequencies are 585-603-765-1161-1440.

On 549 the dominant Kiwi station at the Oregon "Kiwi Cliff" has been 549-Trackside, and that was also the dominant 549 station when I was in the Cook Islands three years ago. But I understand that the Kiwi Trackside network is now in limbo, and about to change to something else.

Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)


549kHz - 2CR - Other Stations

Paul Blundell
 

Normally this station powers in (details below)
549kHz - 2CR Cumnock - National - 50k

Over the past few nights, due to packing to move house I have been up and about later than normal, I have noticed a very faint signal under this but have not had any luck with an ID or any information.
Last night when the ABC station dropped audio just before the news broadcast, I heard some music, it sounded not "main stream", maybe Maori in nature?

Any ideas on a possible station?

Paul


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Re: Handheld Ultralight FM DXing Directional Antenna?

Paul Blundell
 

That is a good point Richard, in the area I am in, it is hard to get much FM DX, unless we get some assistance over the summer months.


On Wed, May 5, 2021 at 1:26 AM Richard Allen via groups.io <dx747j=me.com@groups.io> wrote:
I don’t know if an external antenna is necessary.  My personal experience FM DXing with an ULR has been strictly with a barefoot receiver using only the attached telescopic antenna. To date I’ve logged 875 stations by Es, Ms and tropospheric modes from the Bahamas, Canada and USA.  My primary receiver is a Tecsun PL-606.

Good DX all.

Richard Allen,
near Perry OK USA.


On May 4, 2021, at 07:59, Johnny via groups.io <jlochey=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hi Kevin,

You have given me a great idea!

An antenna mounted on a tripod could be very helpful!

I may pursue that option, as I could locate it in a room or take it outside.  I'll have to think about that a bit.

Interesting idea.  I'm not big on a permanent antenna on the house.  I wouldn't want to be "tied" to that.


Thanks!


Johnny



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Paul


Re: Tecsun PL-380 - S-meter over-reading

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
 

I get an even stronger from Ndarason on 12050 via Wooferton at 0600 .. and I’m in Alaska using an 880 and a loop antenna



On Tue, May 4, 2021 at 12:56 PM Wolfgang von Poellnitz <wolfgang.vonpoellnitz@...> wrote:
Short notice to add on this, just listening on 12050 kHz R. Ndarason Int. to Chad / Nigeria side by side PL-380 / 880 with super clear signal ex Woofferton/UK. Here now both signals on more or less (fading) same level in the range of 40 to 55 dBµ on both sets. So is this a calibration or sensitivity issue or individual set alignment and performance issue? Are there any typical production deviations in this range measured before?

73 Wolfgang
Austria

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