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Re: Eton/Grundig Elite Mini - Initial Observations

surveyor6180@...
 

That's what happened to mine and a Grundig Traveller ll 
I cleaned off the Mini as Kevin described and also used a single edge razor blade to scape off the sticky rubber stuff.
The radio looks rough but feels and works great.


Re: Welcome to All New Members

Gary DeBock
 

Thanks Jerry and Paul,

It's great to have both of you in the group-- as well as 1000+ others!

Gary


Re: One "TP" This Morning!

Paul Blundell
 

Great to see you have logged this, I know you had not been having much luck of late.


Re: My Final Verdict - Eton/Grundig Elite Mini

Paul Blundell
 

Nice testing and write up, often this is what a review should cover, how well the radio works for the use that you will be making of it.

Paul


Re: Farthest US DX logging so far in 2022 - Eton Elite Mini

Paul Blundell
 

Nice loggings Johnny, my record for 2022 is about 1900km.


Re: Alpha Numeric confusion!

Paul Blundell
 

I should add that almost all AM stations use either the call sign, 3GG as an example or a more generic call, such as ABC Melbourne. These are more common when the same content is transmitted on different frequencies.


Re: Eton/Grundig Elite Mini - Initial Observations

kevin asato
 

The rubberized coating will eventually get rather nasty to the touch. It can be removed with a rubdown with rubbing alcohol. the 90% concentration will work faster but the 70% will work as well. Both require a bit of the armstrong method (aka elbow grease) to successfully remove the coating.
73,
kevin
kc6pob

On Tue, Jan 25, 2022 at 3:44 PM <surveyor6180@...> wrote:
They are so light. The only thing I didn't like was the rubberized coating .


Re: Welcome to All New Members

Jerry Rappel
 

 Gary is one of the best !


Jerry

On Tue, Jan 25, 2022 at 7:06 PM Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:
You are a true gentleman man Gary and an asset to the ultralight dxing hobby.

Paul


Re: Welcome to All New Members

Paul Blundell
 

You are a true gentleman man Gary and an asset to the ultralight dxing hobby.

Paul


Welcome to All New Members

Gary DeBock
 

For those of you who have recently joined our Ultralight DX group and also for those who have been with us for the duration (since late 2007), we are honored to have you in one of the radio community's fastest growing groups!

Ultralight radio DXing is all about accepting the challenge of chasing distant radio stations with basic equipment, and relying on one's own skill and propagation knowledge instead of depending upon computer-controlled software for DXing success. YOU need to make the decisions about when to chase DX and what frequencies to check, and this forces you to learn the basics of propagation in order to have much chance of long range DXing success. Since you can only tune one frequency at a time, this also forces you to research which frequencies are likely to be the most productive, and choose those frequencies during enhanced (and very brief) propagation openings around sunrise and sunset. These are the keys to transoceanic DXing success with Ultralights, although they are also the key to success chasing long range domestic AM-DX, whether you are in North America, Europe or Australia.

For those who have recently joined there is an extensive 39-page review of the top Ultralight radios in the current market, with extremely detailed reviews of the XHDATA D-808, the Radiwow R-108, the C. Crane Skywave (Basic and SSB), the Tecsun PL-330 and the Tecsun PL-380. The radios' relative performance on MW (AM), FM, Shortwave and AIR bands is thoroughly reviewed, with MP3 links provided so you can make your own judgement. A technical review and final verdict is given for each model, describing each radio's advantages and disadvantages in the current market. This "2021 Ultralight Radio Shoutout" review is posted at https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/8y6855bnfmy45rnk46mzr7hb4pwjz8u8

For those who are technically inclined this hobby is a paradise, with Ultralight Radio enthusiasts leading the radio community in the design of FSL (ferrite sleeve loop) antennas, enhanced loopstick antenna transplants and ocean cliff transoceanic propagation research. The FSL antennas used by Paul in Alaska (and Paul in Australia) were designed here, as well as multiple XHDATA D-808, Pl-380 and CC Skywave "supercharged" portables with enhanced 7.5 inch (19cm) transplanted AM and Longwave loopsticks. A full construction article for the XHDATA D-808 upgrade loopstick transplant is posted at 
https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/5d0pi85jfptgmrj4pd0jsmaybgb6gteh
and the one for the Tecsun PL-380 is posted at 
https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/m10hxsm6eo6x8w9t4pbog1ohpqe2hrwz

If you are just starting out in AM-DX and want to know how to greatly increase your long range DXing results, the following article will describe all the expert technical tricks on how to boost your chances of success. Good luck!  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/kp487ahn3wm3dd7rkb6thvddyt7wixgb

73 and Good Ultralight DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
Ultralight DXing Group Co-Founder

    


Re: Eton/Grundig Elite Mini - Initial Observations

surveyor6180@...
 

They are so light. The only thing I didn't like was the rubberized coating .


Re: Eton/Grundig Elite Mini - Initial Observations

Emily Keene
 

I got mine out as well. Somewhere, I think I have a couple of them, but I found the newer "Elite" one with the nice orange LED display right away. I had forgotten how much fun it was. All the bands are good, and I got a lot of stations on SW, which surprised me. I'll keep it out for awhile.
Emily Hastings Keene
Pittsburgh, PA



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-------- Original message --------
From: surveyor6180@...
Date: 1/25/22 6:00 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Eton/Grundig Elite Mini - Initial Observations

This made me dig out my Mini. Fun radio!  


Re: Eton/Grundig Elite Mini - Initial Observations

surveyor6180@...
 

This made me dig out my Mini. Fun radio!  


Re: World Radio History - wow!

Ken Kizer
 

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Re: One "TP" This Morning!

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
 


A lot of my Dx that isn’t from the US, Canada or SE Asia is transpolar 

Paul 

On Tue, Jan 25, 2022 at 11:12 AM FenDrifter via groups.io <essexmarshman=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
Trans-Polar, wow!
Drifter


Re: One "TP" This Morning!

Johnny
 

SO cool!

It might be a bit before I get one of those!

GREAT JOB!


J


Re: 50kw Station Challenge - 2022

Johnny
 

Perfect!  Thanks for those numbers.

Mine are all nighttime so it makes it "seem" like more!  LOL!

J


Re: My Final Verdict - Eton/Grundig Elite Mini

Johnny
 

Hey thanks!!!  :)


J


Re: One "TP" This Morning!

FenDrifter
 

Trans-Polar, wow!
Drifter


One "TP" This Morning!

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
 

Woohoo, jumps for joy.. was the first one in over a month, I think.....

1449 Iran at 1817UTC right before their sign off and my local sunrise . Fading in and out a little, but some good fade ups. Fair signal.

And no, in this case this TP doesnt stand for Trans-Pacific... this is Trans-Polar!

Paul
McGrath, Alaska

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