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Re: New Design 3 inch (76mm) Baby FSL Antenna-- a Tiny Thriller

Paul Blundell
 

Well done and thanks for sharing this, it looks like it works very well.
I love my 3" FSL and use it often.

Paul

On Mon, Jun 21, 2021 at 11:55 AM Gary DeBock via groups.io <D1028Gary=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
In the latest of the "lean and mean" FSL antennas developed during the Pandemic, the new 3 inch Baby FSL was an experiment to cram the most sensitive 1162/46 Litz wire and the sharpest-tuning "384P* variable cap onto the shortest yet ferrite material-- the 100mm x 8mm Russian surplus ferrite rods. The result is a tiny little DXing firecracker weighing only 2.4 pounds (1.1kg). In the video linked below the new antenna boosts a daytime DX fringe signal from 980-CKNW (50 kW at 156 miles) from S1 up to around S9. All the parts necessary to construct his little monster are readily available, so hopefully it will make a serious dent in the Baby FSL waiting list  (4) New 3 inch (76mm) Baby FSL antenna-- a Tiny Thriller - YouTube

73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)

    



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Paul


New Design 3 inch (76mm) Baby FSL Antenna-- a Tiny Thriller

Gary DeBock
 

In the latest of the "lean and mean" FSL antennas developed during the Pandemic, the new 3 inch Baby FSL was an experiment to cram the most sensitive 1162/46 Litz wire and the sharpest-tuning "384P* variable cap onto the shortest yet ferrite material-- the 100mm x 8mm Russian surplus ferrite rods. The result is a tiny little DXing firecracker weighing only 2.4 pounds (1.1kg). In the video linked below the new antenna boosts a daytime DX fringe signal from 980-CKNW (50 kW at 156 miles) from S1 up to around S9. All the parts necessary to construct his little monster are readily available, so hopefully it will make a serious dent in the Baby FSL waiting list  (4) New 3 inch (76mm) Baby FSL antenna-- a Tiny Thriller - YouTube

73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)

    


Re: DX

Paul Blundell
 

Hi,
I use a few different radios. My main Ultralight radio is my Digitech AR-1733. I also use my Teac PR130 at times. What radios do you own?
I see you are a new member on here, welcome to the group. What have been your main radio interests until now?

Paul


On Mon, Jun 21, 2021 at 10:49 AM <dxer2k1@...> wrote:
HELLO.
 
What do you use for ultralight dx?
 
My radios are too big, what is a good starter radio?



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Paul


DX

 

HELLO.
 
What do you use for ultralight dx?
 
My radios are too big, what is a good starter radio?


Re: Audio Recording/Audio Recorder recommendations?

Paul Blundell
 

Sounds like a real winner. I have used a couple of digital recorders in the past but nothing of late, I might need to look into getting another one.

Paul

On Mon, Jun 21, 2021 at 1:49 AM richard ferranti <remler@...> wrote:
I’ve been using my DR-05 for years .... for line recording and using its excellent built-in dual microphones.  Works flawlessly.  I power mine with rechargeable AA batteries since it’s used for hours every week.  Highly recommended!

— Rick W6NIR 



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Paul


Re: Audio Recording/Audio Recorder recommendations?

Zacharias Liangas
 

I used a Q3 tecsun recorder player with FM radio  for long time till i started my SdR
MY review
https://gadgets-zliangas.blogspot.com/2015/10/tecsun-q3-review.html
In contrast to the most of the above it is a simple model recording only in MP3 128/44 mode with steps of 1 hours if the recording lasts more 
ti has very good sound quality via earphones in MP3/WMA/WAW playback

ICR100 is also good with good sensitivity in MW/FM with slightly less bass in earphones Also good audio via the speakers. FM sensitivity is better than PL380 
The generated files are of type RECxx.mp3


1100kHz mais mais brazil

Zacharias Liangas
 
Edited

from my latest monitoring at https://wp.me/pcMZHt-4R here is a log that needs clarification

1110khz with presumed religious program with spiritual song at 1313z (coracao)  “mais mais brazil”  as motto , then a beat song . S20 or -37 dbm   Not real ID for much time except this motto
Does anyone here  know which is the station? As per my logs these 3 signals from that kiwi SDR seem to transmit very from  a very nearby point
Thanks!


Re: Audio Recording/Audio Recorder recommendations?

Wolfgang von Poellnitz
 

I also use the DR-05X for quite some while, can only underline the good results. Besides this I had tested the Zoom H-1n which is also fine in recording but emitts a lot of RFI noise as the components are not shielded. Also fine any very small is the Olympus LS-P4 which I use with the radios from time to time but more in the office or when travelling. For simple recording purposes also useful is the Tecsun ICR-100 which adds another loadspeaker of decent quality. Good recording except from old radios with very small line our put levels. The Tecsun has no noise (RFI) as it is a simple usb recorder and no pulse recorder. The mp3 files of the Tecsun show no date/ time in case this important for you. Good luck!

Wolfgang
Austria


Sony SRF-T615 availability?

James A. \(Andy\) Moorer
 

Anybody know how to get a Sony SRF-T615? Mine died last week - I've had it over 10 years. Won't wake up any more. I checked the usual sources and couldn't find any for sale. Thoughts?


Re: Audio Recording/Audio Recorder recommendations?

richard ferranti
 

I’ve been using my DR-05 for years .... for line recording and using its excellent built-in dual microphones.  Works flawlessly.  I power mine with rechargeable AA batteries since it’s used for hours every week.  Highly recommended!

— Rick W6NIR 


Re: Audio Recording/Audio Recorder recommendations?

Johnny <jlochey@...>
 

Hi Jerry,

How does it do with a line in from your radio?  Great I imagine, as that is its primary purpose, I would guess?

But how is it recording a "live" source, like something in the room or a outdoor sound?  

Thanks a lot!


Johnny


Re: Tecsun PL-368 Manual / Enhanced Convenient Tuning (ETM+)

Robert Conboy
 

What I find very annoying about the PL-330 is somewhere in the gain algorithm. Not sure if it’s the same thing you’re reporting as annoying soft-mute. There seems to be discreet steps of gain/attenuation without hysteresis, so the loudness often flutters rapidly at some medium to low signal levels, even if the signal strength is relatively steady.

If the DSP is lowering the audio gain when signal strength or SNR is below a threshold, then it’s soft-mute. But if the DSP is raising the IF gain (or its equivalent in software) when signal strength is below a threshold then it’s AGC.

Either will create the same rapid fluttering change in volume if gain/attenuation is in discreet steps and there is no hysteresis, because noise, being random, is constantly crossing above and below the threshold. If the time constant is around 1/10 of a second then the flutter rate may be in same neighborhood.

I think its a bug or something overlooked by their engineers and QC.

Rob


Re: Air Band Receivers

Paul Blundell
 

Yeah in my situation, low profile is the way to go.

Paul

On Fri, 18 Jun 2021, 06:13 Phil Pasteur via groups.io, <ppasteur=q.com@groups.io> wrote:
Got it... but I used to (I am now retired) put things on my desk specifically to make people ask questions. A good diversion from the grind. 
Though I remember a time when I ran an antenna wire up the wall and tossed it out about 20 feet above the drop ceiling to get some (any) signals. The area supervisor thought I was bugging the area... threatened to call security. So in certain circumstances, I see your point.
:)
Anyway, thanks for the response.


Re: Tecsun PL-368 Manual / Enhanced Convenient Tuning (ETM+)

Paul Blundell
 

Thank you, I will have a good read of it.


On Fri, 18 Jun 2021, 01:11 radiojayallen, <radiojayallen@...> wrote:
OK. Not the sharpest copies but readable. I have scanned the complete PL-368 Manual and it is attached...best we can do until a real electronic version comes out.

Jay


Re: Air Band Receivers

Phil Pasteur
 

Got it... but I used to (I am now retired) put things on my desk specifically to make people ask questions. A good diversion from the grind. 
Though I remember a time when I ran an antenna wire up the wall and tossed it out about 20 feet above the drop ceiling to get some (any) signals. The area supervisor thought I was bugging the area... threatened to call security. So in certain circumstances, I see your point.
:)
Anyway, thanks for the response.


Re: Tecsun PL-368 Manual / Enhanced Convenient Tuning (ETM+)

hamrad45
 

Thanks

 

 

Tom Stiles

 

From: main@UltralightDX.groups.io [mailto:main@UltralightDX.groups.io] On Behalf Of radiojayallen
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Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Tecsun PL-368 Manual / Enhanced Convenient Tuning (ETM+)

 

OK. Not the sharpest copies but readable. I have scanned the complete PL-368 Manual and it is attached...best we can do until a real electronic version comes out.

Jay


Re: Tecsun PL-368 Manual / Enhanced Convenient Tuning (ETM+)

radiojayallen
 

OK. Not the sharpest copies but readable. I have scanned the complete PL-368 Manual and it is attached...best we can do until a real electronic version comes out.

Jay


Re: Audio Recording/Audio Recorder recommendations?

Jerry Weisskohl
 


It's very easy to use and works great.

Jerry AC4BT

On Wed, Jun 16, 2021 at 7:05 PM Johnny via groups.io <jlochey=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi all,

I'm in the market for an audio recorder that would be good for recording radio shows (line input) while also being able to record my son's guitar playing and the occasional song bird with the built in microphone.

Any thoughts?

I'm looking at the Tascam DR-05x at the moment - https://www.amazon.com/Tascam-DR-05X-Handheld-Recorder-Interface/dp/B07N3FC7N3/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=field+recorder&qid=1623884192&s=electronics&sr=1-5

Thanks!


Johnny 


Audio Recording/Audio Recorder recommendations?

Johnny <jlochey@...>
 

Hi all,

I'm in the market for an audio recorder that would be good for recording radio shows (line input) while also being able to record my son's guitar playing and the occasional song bird with the built in microphone.

Any thoughts?

I'm looking at the Tascam DR-05x at the moment - https://www.amazon.com/Tascam-DR-05X-Handheld-Recorder-Interface/dp/B07N3FC7N3/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=field+recorder&qid=1623884192&s=electronics&sr=1-5

Thanks!


Johnny 


Re: Tecsun PL-368 Manual / Enhanced Convenient Tuning (ETM+)

Gavin
 

Hi Paul
I have to say on the PL-330 that the "soft mute" is annoying the heck out of me. Its even present on reasonably strong signals and no way of disabling it. I have a PL-380 and it disables if scanned down freq then retuned but that doesn't work on the PL-330. What kind of works is to off tune the frequency but sometimes needs 2Khz on a strong signal. The SYNC is not very stable so that doesn't help much. I've resorted to using zero beat SSB but thats not great on MW. 
Apart from that its a fine radio but its not getting much use around here!
Cheers, Gav

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