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Re: Kmart AM/FM Radio - Review - March 2021

Paul Blundell
 

Since moving house I have got this radio back out and have spent some more time really getting to know it. 
One thing I have noticed on FM is that it has a noticeable "drift", over the period of an hour or so it required a retune every so often. I will be checking to see if the AM band suffers the same issue.


Re: Moving Home and Loggings

Paul Blundell
 

Last night I focused on the FM band, so far the results are not much different to my old location except the three low power FM translators don't come in very well. This I will be spending some more time focusing on.

Paul


Re: Your current "personal" radio DX challenge?

Paul Blundell
 

My latest challenge is to pick a part of the band (last night was 1503kHz to 1602kHz) and see what stations I can log. I will be working my way down the band in 100kHz segments.

Paul


Re: 549kHz - 2CR - Other Stations

Paul Blundell
 

I tried the last few nights over the weekend both barefoot and with my 3" FSL, nothing at all heard except 2CR. 


Re: Headphones?

Paul Blundell
 


Loggings - 1503kHz - 1602kHz - 09/05/2021

Paul Blundell
 

Date: 09/05/2021
Time: 8:00pm
Location: Home, Launceston Tasmania.
Notes: AR-1733 / Internal Aerial

 

FREQ

CALLSIGN

Area Served

Purpose

Power

1503

3KND

Melbourne

Community

5k

1512

2RN

Newcastle

National

10k

1521

2QN

Deniliquin

Commercial

2k

1539

HPON

Adelaide

HPON

5k

1548

4QD

Emerald

National

50k

1557

2RE

Taree

Commercial

2k

1566

3NE

Wangaratta

Commercial

5k

1584

7SH

St Helens

National

100

1593

HPON

Melbourne

HPON

5k

1602

3WL

Warrnambool

National

250

 

 


Re: New House DX Results

Paul Blundell
 

That is a really good point and something I will need to look into more.
Our power lines run down the other side of the house so that is a bonus, we have all the same appliances but do have a new heat pump and dish washer so might need to check if they are having any impact.

On Sun, May 9, 2021 at 11:46 PM radiojayallen <radiojayallen@...> wrote:
Is there a difference in RFI...is there more or less noise at the new house? I moved last year form a house built in 1993 to a new house and there is more noise in some areas of the new house. I had to seek out spots where reception is best. The noise is not always apparent as noise as much as a desensitization of the receivers. As I move to lower noise areas the signals emerge more clearly. My point is that it was not immediately apparent that noise was an issue because it was not the usual buzz we often associate with RFI.



--
Paul


Re: Sangean DT-800

Gord Seifert
 

  I should probably leave it to the poster who used the word to explain, but I found it interesting and did some digging. Zoot originally described a suit worn mainly by blacks and latin Americans back in the early 1940s (when I was born). Very long jackets and wide legged pants with tight cuffs. But it now seems to be used as a description of a hot and sexy female. So I take it that it means a pretty good, and attractive, radio in this case.

   Feel free to correct me if I am wrong!

  Regards,
  Gord


Re: New House DX Results

radiojayallen
 

Is there a difference in RFI...is there more or less noise at the new house? I moved last year form a house built in 1993 to a new house and there is more noise in some areas of the new house. I had to seek out spots where reception is best. The noise is not always apparent as noise as much as a desensitization of the receivers. As I move to lower noise areas the signals emerge more clearly. My point is that it was not immediately apparent that noise was an issue because it was not the usual buzz we often associate with RFI.


Re: Headphones?

Zacharias Liangas
 

I used for very long away a Sennheiser m@h40 for my old Icom R75 but on my newer PC - SDR i use the HD497 that has a relatively  trebly headphone that suits better to the bassy sounded laptop minimizing irritation
Buying  malahit depends on family's economic conditions


New House DX Results

Paul Blundell
 

Well so far it is a mixed bag. NZ stations are a little better in general but this is traded off by a noticeable drop from some of the Victorian stations, especially when listening during the day via groundwave.

Of a night time, I have noticed an improvement of SA and WA stations.

Paul


Re: Headphones?

Paul Blundell
 

All very good points.

The best ear phones I have ever used were purchased from Kmart here in 1998? They are still going strong all these years later and now live at work to be used for online web conferencing and the like.

They cost $20 and are about one of the oldest things I purchased for myself when I first started working.

On Sun, 9 May 2021, 14:44 Jorge Garzón via groups.io, <iberiaDX=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Fortunately earphones and earbids have evolved for the better these latest years. Any earbuds with different sizes of silicon caps are giving very good results and some of them give a rich sound with deep bass and crystal trebble frequencies. I found Sony MDR-EX series very good ones and the EX110 a good choice. At a unbeatable price you enjoy the power of FM musical stations and a full balanced sound when listening to AM band. 

The Crane earbuds included with CCrane Pocket radio is by far the best of this little pocket radio. Gives a rich sound with different size of silicon caps. They are sold by Crane as a reference apart.

For hardcore DX and weak or noise signals I trust my Beats EP earphones, a real gem that I use to enjoy classical and electronic music or when I am mixing on the local radio. Listening to the music with a pair of these is another level of pleasure.

Some time ago I abandoned the idea to have three/four 'ear-devices' for each listening activity. The simplest (and good quality) the best.

Beats EP: 

Good listening!




Re: Sangean DT-800

Jorge Garzón
 

Hi:
What does it mean the word 'zoot' in the sentence 'Looks like a pretty zoot little rig'?
Gracias
J


Re: Headphones?

Jorge Garzón
 

Fortunately earphones and earbids have evolved for the better these latest years. Any earbuds with different sizes of silicon caps are giving very good results and some of them give a rich sound with deep bass and crystal trebble frequencies. I found Sony MDR-EX series very good ones and the EX110 a good choice. At a unbeatable price you enjoy the power of FM musical stations and a full balanced sound when listening to AM band. 

The Crane earbuds included with CCrane Pocket radio is by far the best of this little pocket radio. Gives a rich sound with different size of silicon caps. They are sold by Crane as a reference apart.

For hardcore DX and weak or noise signals I trust my Beats EP earphones, a real gem that I use to enjoy classical and electronic music or when I am mixing on the local radio. Listening to the music with a pair of these is another level of pleasure.

Some time ago I abandoned the idea to have three/four 'ear-devices' for each listening activity. The simplest (and good quality) the best.

Beats EP: 
https://www.beatsbydre.com/es/headphones/beats-ep

Good listening!




Re: Rounding out the collection for now...

John Glover
 

Amazon is the best choice when they are in stock. Returns are easy if there is a problem. I ordered from Anon-co and their service has always been excellent but it takes a while to get the radio, typically a couple of weeks from China. There are other eBay sellers such as Kaito Electronics that ship from California. They are also a good option. I believe Anon-co also has an eBay outlet that ships from CA as well, but I don't remember their name.

Good luck, it's a really nice little radio!

John


Re: Sangean DT-800

Mike Sanburn
 

I was just watching part of this video on the Sangean DT 800. 'Looks like a pretty zoot little rig!
Mike Sanburn  Lakewood CA

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From: main@UltralightDX.groups.io <main@UltralightDX.groups.io> on behalf of Johnny via groups.io <jlochey@...>
Sent: Thursday, May 6, 2021 12:12 PM
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io <main@UltralightDX.groups.io>
Subject: [UltralightDX] Sangean DT-800
 
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: Headphones?

David Alpert
 

I, too, use Sony 7506 headphones when DXing ... the same as I used for a good part of my long broadcasting career. . Can't stand anything in my ears, so that rules out ear buds.  Ands I definitely prefer over-the-ear,closed  cans. I neverv left home without ba pair in my equipment bag.

https://www.google.com/aclk?sa=L&ai=DChcSEwjB76LTzrvwAhVlCecKHYBBCfYYABAEGgJwdg&sig=AOD64_2jpNsEfHIu7J081bu9hWPfAf8fMA&ctype=5&q=&ved=2ahUKEwi0_5nTzrvwAhXK6J4KHQJbBIgQ9aACegQIARBH&adurl =

- DRA
  KB2LUM




At 06:57 PM 5/8/2021, Paul B. Walker, Jr. wrote:

I use Sony MDR7506 exclusively while dxIng AM or SW.   Bit of a standard in broadcasting and I had two broadcast engineers who are also audiphiles recommend them as they reproduce the frequencies used in AM and SW DXing quite well and they’re rightÂ



On Sat, May 8, 2021 at 4:01 PM Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:
I use ear buds as I often listen while going to sleep, these allow me to not have to take them out before I fall asleep.

On Sun, 9 May 2021, 04:49 Johnny via groups.io, <jlochey=yahoo.com@groups.io > wrote:
Hi all,

What do most people like for headphones?

Ear Buds?

Over the Ear?

Any brands that you like?

I'm trying to decide if I should "bite the bullet" on some good over the ear headphones or not.


Johnny

David R. Alpert
dra@...
Twitter:@DaveAlpert
www.linkedin.com/in/david-alpert-radionews


Re: Headphones?

David Alpert
 

I, too, use Sony 7506 headphones when DXing ... the same as I used for a good part of my long broadcasting career. . Can't stand anything in my ears, so that rules out ear buds.  Ands I definitely prefer over-the-ear,closed  cans. I neverv left home without ba pair in my equipment bag.

https://www.google.com/aclk?sa=L&ai=DChcSEwjB76LTzrvwAhVlCecKHYBBCfYYABAEGgJwdg&sig=AOD64_2jpNsEfHIu7J081bu9hWPfAf8fMA&ctype=5&q=&ved=2ahUKEwi0_5nTzrvwAhXK6J4KHQJbBIgQ9aACegQIARBH&adurl =

- DRA
  KB2LUM




At 06:57 PM 5/8/2021, Paul B. Walker, Jr. wrote:

I use Sony MDR7506 exclusively while dxIng AM or SW.   Bit of a standard in broadcasting and I had two broadcast engineers who are also audiphiles recommend them as they reproduce the frequencies used in AM and SW DXing quite well and they’re rightÂ



On Sat, May 8, 2021 at 4:01 PM Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:
I use ear buds as I often listen while going to sleep, these allow me to not have to take them out before I fall asleep.

On Sun, 9 May 2021, 04:49 Johnny via groups.io, <jlochey=yahoo.com@groups.io > wrote:
Hi all,

What do most people like for headphones?

Ear Buds?

Over the Ear?

Any brands that you like?

I'm trying to decide if I should "bite the bullet" on some good over the ear headphones or not.


Johnny

David R. Alpert
dra@...
Twitter:@DaveAlpert
www.linkedin.com/in/david-alpert-radionews


Re: Headphones?

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
 


I use Sony MDR7506 exclusively while dxIng AM or SW.   Bit of a standard in broadcasting and I had two broadcast engineers who are also audiphiles recommend them as they reproduce the frequencies used in AM and SW DXing quite well and they’re right 



On Sat, May 8, 2021 at 4:01 PM Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:
I use ear buds as I often listen while going to sleep, these allow me to not have to take them out before I fall asleep.

On Sun, 9 May 2021, 04:49 Johnny via groups.io, <jlochey=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi all,

What do most people like for headphones?

Ear Buds?

Over the Ear?

Any brands that you like?

I'm trying to decide if I should "bite the bullet" on some good over the ear headphones or not.


Johnny


Re: Headphones?

Johnny
 

Hi Paul,

I agree!  They're handy but I just have such a hard time keeping those in my ears!

Johnny

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