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Re: Radio Options

Ron Layton <micron327@...>
 

I own the County Comm version of the Tecsun 368 and its a great little radio. It has the same features as the Tecsun 330. If you get one check the net for its hidden features such as changing internal to external antenna, etc.


Re: Tecsun AN-200 = Sutekus

David Smith
 

Drifter

My AN200 has the same marks on the inside of the loop; nothing visible on the outside. It works fine with my Tecsun 680 and 990x.

73 David


On 29 Jan 2022, at 15:15, FenDrifter via groups.io <essexmarshman@...> wrote:



Hi again Jay
Very many thanks for your input on this, it’s definitely appreciated. Not only your take, but additional info I wasn’t aware of. I do wonder if mine is damaged, as there appear to be two breaks (?) on opposite sides of the loop inside. I’m going to attach a couple of pics, and would very much like to know if they’re all like this or whether it is actually damaged. 

Thanks again 
Drifter


Long Term DXing Project - 30/01/2022

Paul Blundell
 

DATE: 30/01/2022
TIME: 10:30 - 10:45
LOCATION: Home, Launceston Tasmania

 


Re: Radio Options

FenDrifter
 

Hi Issac
Either of those would fit the bill. As Paul said, I believe the PL-380 is the more popular of the two, I’ve not used either.  I did notice on both the links you sent that neither of was available?
Drifter


Re: Radio Options

Paul Blundell
 

I have used the PL380 in the past and was a fan of it. Either way,  both of these radios would be a great option.

Paul

On Mon, 31 Jan 2022, 12:47 pm Issac Quincey via groups.io, <IssacQuincey=protonmail.com@groups.io> wrote:

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On Monday, January 31st, 2022 at 11:31 AM, FenDrifter via groups.io <essexmarshman=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:

Okay Issac, we now know what you’re after. As a beginner myself I feel I can save you a bit of time and money. There are some very good cheap analogue radios about; avoid them! You need to have a digital readout, not only for convenience but later on for accurate logging of stations. If you know the precise frequency of the station you’ve found you can, by various means of deduction find out later what you have heard. The next definite is that the radio should have shortwave. It’s from this point on it becomes more arbitrary. There are certain things that are nice to have but are by no means necessary. Bear in mind that you will almost certainly not use this radio for long, but during the initial learning process you will automatically become more sure of what you want or need. Membership of this group will help you enormously, it’s a very knowledgeable and friendly bunch of people. Have a further look at the possibilities on Amazon (having already eliminated your first two choices) and come back to us with what you’ve found, before you buy. 

Drifter



Re: 1386 LTU Radio Baltic Waves International NHK World 9011km 0330 UTC 25th Jan 2022

Peter 1956
 

9011km
It's in the title of my video :)

My best is 14470km

Peter


Re: Radio Options

Issac Quincey
 

On Monday, January 31st, 2022 at 11:31 AM, FenDrifter via groups.io <essexmarshman@...> wrote:

Okay Issac, we now know what you’re after. As a beginner myself I feel I can save you a bit of time and money. There are some very good cheap analogue radios about; avoid them! You need to have a digital readout, not only for convenience but later on for accurate logging of stations. If you know the precise frequency of the station you’ve found you can, by various means of deduction find out later what you have heard. The next definite is that the radio should have shortwave. It’s from this point on it becomes more arbitrary. There are certain things that are nice to have but are by no means necessary. Bear in mind that you will almost certainly not use this radio for long, but during the initial learning process you will automatically become more sure of what you want or need. Membership of this group will help you enormously, it’s a very knowledgeable and friendly bunch of people. Have a further look at the possibilities on Amazon (having already eliminated your first two choices) and come back to us with what you’ve found, before you buy. 

Drifter



Loggings - 30/01/2022

Paul Blundell
 

DATE: 30/01/2022

TIME: 11:00

LOCATION: Home Launceston Tasmania

RADIO: DIGITECH AR-1733 / 3inch FSL

NOTES: A late morning session at home.

531 - 3GG

585 - 7RN

621 - 3RN

693 - 3AW

747 - 7PB

774 - 3LO

936 - 7ZR

1008 - HPON - Launceston

1377 - 3MP

1422 - HPON - MELB

1566 - 3NE

https://ultralightradiodxing.blogspot.com/2022/01/loggings-30012022.html



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Paul


Re: Radio Options

FenDrifter
 

Okay Issac, we now know what you’re after. As a beginner myself I feel I can save you a bit of time and money. There are some very good cheap analogue radios about; avoid them! You need to have a digital readout, not only for convenience but later on for accurate logging of stations. If you know the precise frequency of the station you’ve found you can, by various means of deduction find out later what you have heard. The next definite is that the radio should have shortwave. It’s from this point on it becomes more arbitrary. There are certain things that are nice to have but are by no means necessary. Bear in mind that you will almost certainly not use this radio for long, but during the initial learning process you will automatically become more sure of what you want or need. Membership of this group will help you enormously, it’s a very knowledgeable and friendly bunch of people. Have a further look at the possibilities on Amazon (having already eliminated your first two choices) and come back to us with what you’ve found, before you buy. 

Drifter


Re: Radio Options

Paul Blundell
 

My personal experience with these cheaper radios has not been great, stick to the better known brands like Tecsun, Digitech or C.Crane.

On Mon, Jan 31, 2022 at 10:55 AM Issac Quincey via groups.io <IssacQuincey=protonmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Basically as a starter radio for some ULTRALIGHT dxing. My other radios are too big so this would be my starter. I don't know what I need or want to do as yet, I just want to get in to it.

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On Monday, January 31st, 2022 at 10:32 AM, FenDrifter via groups.io <essexmarshman=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Issac
It would help a bit if you told us what you want the radio for?
Drifter



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Re: Radio Options

Paul Blundell
 

I had the V115, not a good radio so I would avoid it, based on that.

Check out the Tecsun models, they are well regarded.

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Re: Radio Options

Charles Harlich
 

I would save up for a Tecsun PL-330.  A great value for the money.  It’s not perfect but an excellent small FM/LW/MW/SW SSB DSP receiver with 850 memories (more importantly it stores scanned frequencies for each hour-a unique feature).

Charles Harlich
charlich1@...

On Jan 30, 2022, at 6:32 PM, FenDrifter via groups.io <essexmarshman@...> wrote:

Hi Issac
It would help a bit if you told us what you want the radio for?
Drifter


Re: Radio Options

Issac Quincey
 

Basically as a starter radio for some ULTRALIGHT dxing. My other radios are too big so this would be my starter. I don't know what I need or want to do as yet, I just want to get in to it.

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On Monday, January 31st, 2022 at 10:32 AM, FenDrifter via groups.io <essexmarshman@...> wrote:
Hi Issac
It would help a bit if you told us what you want the radio for?
Drifter


Re: Radio Options

Issac Quincey
 

Can you purchase them on Amazon? That is what I have a gift card for.

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On Monday, January 31st, 2022 at 10:18 AM, Marc Coevoet <sintsixtus@...> wrote:

Op 31/01/2022 om 00:13 schreef Issac Quincey via groups.io:

I have an Amazon gift voucher to use on a new radio. I am looking at

these two models.

Thoughts / feedback / comments / other suggestions are welcomed.

https://www.amazon.com.au/Portable-Headphones-SourceTon-Operated-Earphone/dp/B07YJM4B29/ref=sr_1_42?crid=23P3LZ8D4VKN7&keywords=AM+radio&qid=1643584281&sprefix=am+ra%2Caps%2C291&sr=8-42

https://www.amazon.com.au/Portable-Headphones-SourceTon-Operated-Earphone/dp/B07YJM4B29/ref=sr_1_42?crid=23P3LZ8D4VKN7&keywords=AM+radio&qid=1643584281&sprefix=am+ra%2Caps%2C291&sr=8-42

https://www.amazon.com.au/TIVDIO-V-111-Portable-Shortwave-transistor/dp/B0186SDYZU/ref=sr_1_13?crid=23P3LZ8D4VKN7&keywords=AM+radio&qid=1643584281&sprefix=am+ra%2Caps%2C291&sr=8-13

https://www.amazon.com.au/TIVDIO-V-111-Portable-Shortwave-transistor/dp/B0186SDYZU/ref=sr_1_13?crid=23P3LZ8D4VKN7&keywords=AM+radio&qid=1643584281&sprefix=am+ra%2Caps%2C291&sr=8-13

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In any way, I would NOT take the retekess or small radio. Take a tecsun

310/360/380. They have narrow wide on AM/SW and you can trust on the

quality ....

Marc

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Re: Etón E5

Michael.2E0IHW
 

Great! Many thanks for the link!

Michael

On 30/01/2022 20:14, FenDrifter via groups.io wrote:
Thanks Michael
Yes, it still available and really nice quality, from here:
http://www.monitoringtimes.com/html/Eton%20E5.pdf
Unlike a lot of online manuals you don’t have to sign up for anything!
Drifter


Re: Radio Options

FenDrifter
 

Hi Issac
It would help a bit if you told us what you want the radio for?
Drifter


Re: 1386 LTU Radio Baltic Waves International NHK World 9011km 0330 UTC 25th Jan 2022

FenDrifter
 

That’s great Paul, and a very nice piece of music as well.

Drifter


Re: Radio Options

Marc Coevoet
 

Op 31/01/2022 om 00:13 schreef Issac Quincey via groups.io:
I have an Amazon gift voucher to use on a new radio. I am looking at these two models.
Thoughts / feedback / comments / other suggestions are welcomed.
https://www.amazon.com.au/Portable-Headphones-SourceTon-Operated-Earphone/dp/B07YJM4B29/ref=sr_1_42?crid=23P3LZ8D4VKN7&keywords=AM+radio&qid=1643584281&sprefix=am+ra%2Caps%2C291&sr=8-42 <https://www.amazon.com.au/Portable-Headphones-SourceTon-Operated-Earphone/dp/B07YJM4B29/ref=sr_1_42?crid=23P3LZ8D4VKN7&keywords=AM+radio&qid=1643584281&sprefix=am+ra%2Caps%2C291&sr=8-42>
https://www.amazon.com.au/TIVDIO-V-111-Portable-Shortwave-transistor/dp/B0186SDYZU/ref=sr_1_13?crid=23P3LZ8D4VKN7&keywords=AM+radio&qid=1643584281&sprefix=am+ra%2Caps%2C291&sr=8-13 <https://www.amazon.com.au/TIVDIO-V-111-Portable-Shortwave-transistor/dp/B0186SDYZU/ref=sr_1_13?crid=23P3LZ8D4VKN7&keywords=AM+radio&qid=1643584281&sprefix=am+ra%2Caps%2C291&sr=8-13>
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In any way, I would NOT take the retekess or small radio. Take a tecsun 310/360/380. They have narrow wide on AM/SW and you can trust on the quality ....

Marc

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Radio Options

Issac Quincey
 


Re: 1386 LTU Radio Baltic Waves International NHK World 9011km 0330 UTC 25th Jan 2022

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
 

This is how good Radio Baltic Waves International 1386khz can sound here.. it gets VERY clear and strong 1 minute into the recording. Audio: https://drive.google.com/file/d/17MxfxHb3xwzr5gxtPyMMkaf8D0JamZba/view?usp=sharing

Paul


On Sun, Jan 30, 2022 at 11:49 AM FenDrifter via groups.io <essexmarshman=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:

Purely for fun I braved up and did a very rough check on Peter’s distance; 8,500 km! 

Drifter

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