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Re: DT-200VX vs.E100 Comments

MarkWA1ION
 

I too went for the E100 deal from Fry's (price a bit over $40).

My house interior is so riddled with RF digi-hash that I couldn't
really give it a fair sensitivity test yet. I'll have to take it
outdoors during the day over the weekend.

I have also noted the 1 kHz high readout quirk. A station on 1030
sounds best on 1031. Furthermore, selectivity seems sharper on the
lower side of an AM signal than when you go higher in frequency.
Roll-off 2 kHz below the apparent center occurs about as you would
expect it: the higher frequency audio gets scratchy and splatter-
like. But going 3 kHz above apparent center, perfectly readable
audio can still be had. At some point (about 2 kHz above center) it
actually sounds more muffled and bassy rather than the expected
scratchy / trebly sound that typically occurs when you tune to the
side of an AM signal. This just seems weird to me and makes me think
that something besides the center frequency readout accuracy needs to
be aligned.

In general I think the receiver has possibilities and, since I have a
number of other ultralight and semi-light portables, I'd consider it
a good "guinea pig" to send out to Gary to have him rework for a
larger external ferrite rod and to do whatever other magic he may
wish to perform (for a fair price) to turn this thing into a DX
machine capable of beating a stock Sony ICF-2010 or ICF-S5W, at least
in the sensitivity department.

Mark Connelly, WA1ION - Billerica, MA, USA

<<
Hello Paul (and John, Rob and others),

I'm glad you enjoy using your new E100, Paul. The 200 memories
and 1 kHz digital tuning steps give this model an edge over other
Ultralights, as proven by John's reception of multiple DU's, while
hooking it up to his Wellbrook array at Grayland. Even for casual
DXers, it has many superb capabilities.

The E100 just barely missed the cutoff for the 2008 Ultralight
Radio AM-DX Shootout (published on dxer.ca in February), so its
relative capabilities were not closely investigated at that time.
Because of that, and because other capable Ultralight models have
been "discovered" since February, a "Midsummer Ultralight AM-DX
Shootout" is seriously being considered (if there is sufficient
interest). This would compare the E100 and other new "contenders"
with the top models from the February shootout (SRF-39FP/59, DT-
200VX, SRF-T615, DT-210V, etc.) in the same format as the February
shootout, now posted on dxer.ca. What do you guys think?

John is correct in that 3 Washington state tinkering fanatics
are making 3 different E100 hot-rodding designs in 3 different,
bizarre ways. May the more reasonable, mainstream Ultralight
enthusiast group have mercy on us.

73, Gary


G6 Aviator

lrdheat
 

Hi folks,

 

I have the new Grundig G6. It is the same size as the E100. It has ssb which I guess disqualifies the set from the ultralights (although it cetainly is "ultralight"!).

 

In any case, I find that it is superior to the already fine E100 in selectivity and avoidance of overloading. Sensitivity seems similar. There is some noise on 1 or 2 frequencies...this is the case on 740 KHz on my set. At night, the noise on 740 does not pose much of a problem. The G6 has a larger "disk" knob than the E100's side of the case knob. It tunes very smoothly with zero muting. 1o KHz or 1KHz steps can be chosen. Like the E100, the display reads 1 KHz too high (to correctly tune in 770 KHz, for example, one would tune to 771). Although the ssb tunes in small pll controled increments, ECSS tuning is not very do-able. There is no USB or LSB which defeats the lure of choosing USB or LSB ECSS listening to rid oneself of qrm from an adjacent frequency.

 

On sw, it is quite sensitive on it's little whip, and amazing for such a tiny unit. On 20 meters, I heard both sides of a qso between Costa Rica and Corsica, New Zealand and Connecticut, and Zacatecas, Mexico and Chile in just the last 4 days!

 

It's a nice set, even if it can't be used as an ultralight for mw (even though, again, it is ultralight!).

 

Richard "Heatwave" Berler



Re: DT-200VX vs.E100 Comments

Guy Atkins
 

Hi Dennis,

I have owned a E10 for a while, and today received a couple of E100s that
were display models (got 'em for a song). I believe John Bryant has the E10
too..and we both have the big brother Eton E1.

I also got my E10 from Fry's for $30, and I really like the IF shift
feature, mainly because it means there is a 455 kHz filter inside, easily
swapped out for a narrower, better filter! So many of the small portables
these days have the tough to find 450 kHz IF filters.

So far I've been happy with the stock performance of the E10 on MW, but its
somewhat behind the DE1103.

73, Guy



Original Message:
-----------------
From: Dennis Gibson wb6tnb@cox.net
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2008 01:31:48 -0000
To: ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: DT-200VX vs.E100 Comments


Does anyone here own both an E100 and an E10? I bought a refurb E10
for $30.00 (that's not a misprint) from Fry's and am quite happy with
it; especially with the IF shift feature. From what I'm reading they
must be about the same on MW. Mine's not as quite sensitive as my
unaligned SRF-39FP and 59 (Gary currently has both) or Kaito KA1103.
The E10 is too big to qualify as an ultralight. I wouldn't pay list
price ($130.00) for an E10.



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Re: DT-200VX vs.E100 Comments

Dennis Gibson <wb6tnb@...>
 

Does anyone here own both an E100 and an E10? I bought a refurb E10
for $30.00 (that's not a misprint) from Fry's and am quite happy with
it; especially with the IF shift feature. From what I'm reading they
must be about the same on MW. Mine's not as quite sensitive as my
unaligned SRF-39FP and 59 (Gary currently has both) or Kaito KA1103.
The E10 is too big to qualify as an ultralight. I wouldn't pay list
price ($130.00) for an E10.

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "kg4ruw" <p_weiss@...> wrote:

I would like to thank John, Gary, Rob and George for answering my
questions. The answer to these questions lead me to buy the Eton E100.

I could not be happier with my new radio. I paid about $40.00 from
Fry's.

I was looking for a digital radio that I could use for the ULr
Sprints, use for MW DX every night as I fall asleep and take with me
when I travel (so I needed a small battery powered radio with no
external antennas).

My other ULr is a Sony SRF-59. While I really like the 59, I wanted a
digital radio to better compete.

In the Sprints I feel that for the barefoot class you should not have
to use a spotting radio. The E100 is more than capable of being used
stand alone for any Sprint.

If you look at the last Sprint, it was a Sony SRF-T615 that won the
barefoot class and a Sangean DT-200VX (modified with a booster bar) in
the Unlimited class. I wanted a radio that I could use barefoot with
the qualities of both the 615 and 200.

I think I found it in the E100 at a cost below either radio.



Thank you,
Paul


Re: DT-200VX vs.E100 Comments

Gary DeBock
 

Hello Paul (and John, Rob and others),
 
     I'm glad you enjoy using your new E100, Paul. The 200 memories and 1 kHz digital tuning steps give this model an edge over other Ultralights, as proven by John's reception of multiple DU's, while hooking it up to his Wellbrook array at Grayland.   Even for casual DXers, it has many superb capabilities.
 
     The E100 just barely missed the cutoff for the 2008 Ultralight Radio AM-DX Shootout (published on dxer.ca in February), so its relative capabilities were not closely investigated at that time.  Because of that, and because other capable Ultralight models have been "discovered" since February,  a "Midsummer Ultralight AM-DX Shootout" is seriously being considered (if there is sufficient interest).  This would compare the E100 and other new "contenders" with the top models from the February shootout (SRF-39FP/59, DT-200VX, SRF-T615, DT-210V, etc.) in the same format as the February shootout, now posted on dxer.ca.  What do you guys think?
 
     John is correct in that 3 Washington state tinkering fanatics are making 3 different E100 hot-rodding designs in 3 different, bizarre ways.  May the more reasonable, mainstream Ultralight enthusiast group have mercy on us.
 
                                                                       73,  Gary   




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Re: DT-200VX vs.E100 Comments

Rob Moore <rmoore5@...>
 

Hi John,

Along with an SRF-39FP,  I also have an E100 and have to say that it's a great little radio!  I like the digital tuning and the 9Khz/10Khz modes.  I'll be interested to see your hot-rodding  "How to" pages when you get them up on the web.

Rob


"John H. Bryant" wrote:

Great, Paul...  Glad that you like the E100.  I now own FOUR!!! (Well, one is a broken "parts" set.)

If you ever get interested in tinkering with this little gems, the E100 is perfect and easy to hot rod in a number of different ways. Gary DeB, Guy A and I are going crazy doing all sorts of semi-obscene things to our E100s. We are planning a series of two page "How-To" articles to start in the early Fall./

Personally, I'm convinced that the E100 will be the Ultralight Digital Classic, just like the SRF-39 family is for the analog sets.

Glad that you took the plunge!

John B.




At 02:06 PM 6/19/2008 +0000, you wrote:

I would like to thank John, Gary, Rob and George for answering my
questions. The answer to these questions lead me to buy the Eton E100.

I could not be happier with my new radio. I paid about $40.00 from Fry's.

I was looking for a digital radio that I could use for the ULr
Sprints, use for MW DX every night as I fall asleep and take with me
when I travel (so I needed a small battery powered radio with no
external antennas).

My other ULr is a Sony SRF-59. While I really like the 59, I wanted a
digital radio to better compete.

In the Sprints I feel that for the barefoot class you should not have
to use a spotting radio. The E100 is more than capable of being used
stand alone for any Sprint.

If you look at the last Sprint, it was a Sony SRF-T615 that won the
barefoot class and a Sangean DT-200VX (modified with a booster bar) in
the Unlimited class. I wanted a radio that I could use barefoot with
the qualities of both the 615 and 200.

I think I found it in the E100 at a cost below either radio.

Thank you,
Paul

--- In ultralightdx@..., "John H. Bryant"
wrote:
>
> Two days ago, Paul Weiss and I had a brief private exchange related
> to the DT-200VX and the E100. Paul was kind enough to allow me to
> post the relevant parts here. John Bryant
>
> On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 8:46 PM, John H. Bryant
> << mailto:bjohnorcas@...>bjohnorcas@...> wrote:
> Hi, Paul, answers below:
>
> At 08:03 PM 6/13/2008 -0500, you wrote:
> >Hi John,
> >
> >What do you think about the DT-200VX unmodified?
>
> Nice radio, but needs sharper IF filter. Guy Atkins is the one who
> knows the details of the filter and could maybe send you an internal
photo.
>
> >I am looking at a simple digital ULr to run barefoot.
>
> I really think that the one to get is the Eton E100. They are still
> available on Ebay for about $40... Lots of advantages over the
> DT-200VX. Its as sharp, filtering, STOCK as is my DT-200VX
> modified. Has 1 kHz tuning (channel by channel w/no off-tuning for
> the DT-200VX)
>
> I have one DT-200VX. I have FOUR E100s. :>)
>
> >I currently have an SRF-59 and it rocks other than not having a
> >digital readout. I have looked at the SRF-M37V but have heard it has
> >some problems. Gary posted that a modified 37 is not better than a
> >barefoot 200VX.
>
> Although Allen Willie has set a huge number of records with the M37V,
> it does not offer many important advantages that the 200VX provides
> stock.... and I think that the 200VX is a distant second place to the
> E100, myself. I think that Gary may do a mid-summer shoot-out that
> will expand on some of my observations. I own all three digitals
> that you mention. I love the E100!!!
>
>
>
> >Also, in case I might want to modify the 200VX can you explain the
> >filters please. And also your booster bar.
>
> The booster bar is similar to the one that Gil Stacy wrote about. His
> article is in the Ultralight files at <http://dxer.ca>dxer.ca.
>
> Thanks for asking, Paul. Please let me know if I can forward a copy
> of this to the Ultralight group. I think that several people might
> be interested in the answer.
>
> John B.
>
> Paul then asked:
>
> Couple of questions about the E100. Does it qualify as a
> ULr? I see in the documents that they do not list SW as a band that a
> ULr can have although it is in the ULr Gallery pdf.
>
> Yes, Paul, the E100 was accepted by the Committee as an
> Ultralight. I believe that it is the only digitally-dialed ULR with
> one kHz tuning steps... Very handy for slight off-tuning, of
> course. It is certainly acceptable for the Barefoot Class for
> Records and Awards.
>
> Since the E100 is no longer part of the Eton Line, I'd guess that the
> availability of them on Ebay, new-in-box, is very finite.
>
> John Bryant
>



Re: DT-200VX vs.E100 Comments

John H. Bryant <bjohnorcas@...>
 

Great, Paul...  Glad that you like the E100.  I now own FOUR!!! (Well, one is a broken "parts" set.)

If you ever get interested in tinkering with this little gems, the E100 is perfect and easy to hot rod in a number of different ways. Gary DeB, Guy A and I are going crazy doing all sorts of semi-obscene things to our E100s. We are planning a series of two page "How-To" articles to start in the early Fall./

Personally, I'm convinced that the E100 will be the Ultralight Digital Classic, just like the SRF-39 family is for the analog sets.

Glad that you took the plunge!

John B.




At 02:06 PM 6/19/2008 +0000, you wrote:

I would like to thank John, Gary, Rob and George for answering my
questions. The answer to these questions lead me to buy the Eton E100.

I could not be happier with my new radio. I paid about $40.00 from Fry's.

I was looking for a digital radio that I could use for the ULr
Sprints, use for MW DX every night as I fall asleep and take with me
when I travel (so I needed a small battery powered radio with no
external antennas).

My other ULr is a Sony SRF-59. While I really like the 59, I wanted a
digital radio to better compete.

In the Sprints I feel that for the barefoot class you should not have
to use a spotting radio. The E100 is more than capable of being used
stand alone for any Sprint.

If you look at the last Sprint, it was a Sony SRF-T615 that won the
barefoot class and a Sangean DT-200VX (modified with a booster bar) in
the Unlimited class. I wanted a radio that I could use barefoot with
the qualities of both the 615 and 200.

I think I found it in the E100 at a cost below either radio.

Thank you,
Paul

--- In ultralightdx@..., "John H. Bryant"
wrote:
>
> Two days ago, Paul Weiss and I had a brief private exchange related
> to the DT-200VX and the E100. Paul was kind enough to allow me to
> post the relevant parts here. John Bryant
>
> On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 8:46 PM, John H. Bryant
> << mailto:bjohnorcas@...>bjohnorcas@...> wrote:
> Hi, Paul, answers below:
>
> At 08:03 PM 6/13/2008 -0500, you wrote:
> >Hi John,
> >
> >What do you think about the DT-200VX unmodified?
>
> Nice radio, but needs sharper IF filter. Guy Atkins is the one who
> knows the details of the filter and could maybe send you an internal
photo.
>
> >I am looking at a simple digital ULr to run barefoot.
>
> I really think that the one to get is the Eton E100. They are still
> available on Ebay for about $40... Lots of advantages over the
> DT-200VX. Its as sharp, filtering, STOCK as is my DT-200VX
> modified. Has 1 kHz tuning (channel by channel w/no off-tuning for
> the DT-200VX)
>
> I have one DT-200VX. I have FOUR E100s. :>)
>
> >I currently have an SRF-59 and it rocks other than not having a
> >digital readout. I have looked at the SRF-M37V but have heard it has
> >some problems. Gary posted that a modified 37 is not better than a
> >barefoot 200VX.
>
> Although Allen Willie has set a huge number of records with the M37V,
> it does not offer many important advantages that the 200VX provides
> stock.... and I think that the 200VX is a distant second place to the
> E100, myself. I think that Gary may do a mid-summer shoot-out that
> will expand on some of my observations. I own all three digitals
> that you mention. I love the E100!!!
>
>
>
> >Also, in case I might want to modify the 200VX can you explain the
> >filters please. And also your booster bar.
>
> The booster bar is similar to the one that Gil Stacy wrote about. His
> article is in the Ultralight files at <http://dxer.ca>dxer.ca.
>
> Thanks for asking, Paul. Please let me know if I can forward a copy
> of this to the Ultralight group. I think that several people might
> be interested in the answer.
>
> John B.
>
> Paul then asked:
>
> Couple of questions about the E100. Does it qualify as a
> ULr? I see in the documents that they do not list SW as a band that a
> ULr can have although it is in the ULr Gallery pdf.
>
> Yes, Paul, the E100 was accepted by the Committee as an
> Ultralight. I believe that it is the only digitally-dialed ULR with
> one kHz tuning steps... Very handy for slight off-tuning, of
> course. It is certainly acceptable for the Barefoot Class for
> Records and Awards.
>
> Since the E100 is no longer part of the Eton Line, I'd guess that the
> availability of them on Ebay, new-in-box, is very finite.
>
> John Bryant
>


Re: DT-200VX vs.E100 Comments

kg4ruw <p_weiss@...>
 

I would like to thank John, Gary, Rob and George for answering my
questions. The answer to these questions lead me to buy the Eton E100.

I could not be happier with my new radio. I paid about $40.00 from Fry's.

I was looking for a digital radio that I could use for the ULr
Sprints, use for MW DX every night as I fall asleep and take with me
when I travel (so I needed a small battery powered radio with no
external antennas).

My other ULr is a Sony SRF-59. While I really like the 59, I wanted a
digital radio to better compete.

In the Sprints I feel that for the barefoot class you should not have
to use a spotting radio. The E100 is more than capable of being used
stand alone for any Sprint.

If you look at the last Sprint, it was a Sony SRF-T615 that won the
barefoot class and a Sangean DT-200VX (modified with a booster bar) in
the Unlimited class. I wanted a radio that I could use barefoot with
the qualities of both the 615 and 200.

I think I found it in the E100 at a cost below either radio.



Thank you,
Paul

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "John H. Bryant" <bjohnorcas@...>
wrote:

Two days ago, Paul Weiss and I had a brief private exchange related
to the DT-200VX and the E100. Paul was kind enough to allow me to
post the relevant parts here. John Bryant

On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 8:46 PM, John H. Bryant
<<mailto:bjohnorcas@...>bjohnorcas@...> wrote:
Hi, Paul, answers below:

At 08:03 PM 6/13/2008 -0500, you wrote:
Hi John,

What do you think about the DT-200VX unmodified?
Nice radio, but needs sharper IF filter. Guy Atkins is the one who
knows the details of the filter and could maybe send you an internal
photo.

I am looking at a simple digital ULr to run barefoot.
I really think that the one to get is the Eton E100. They are still
available on Ebay for about $40... Lots of advantages over the
DT-200VX. Its as sharp, filtering, STOCK as is my DT-200VX
modified. Has 1 kHz tuning (channel by channel w/no off-tuning for
the DT-200VX)

I have one DT-200VX. I have FOUR E100s. :>)

I currently have an SRF-59 and it rocks other than not having a
digital readout. I have looked at the SRF-M37V but have heard it has
some problems. Gary posted that a modified 37 is not better than a
barefoot 200VX.
Although Allen Willie has set a huge number of records with the M37V,
it does not offer many important advantages that the 200VX provides
stock.... and I think that the 200VX is a distant second place to the
E100, myself. I think that Gary may do a mid-summer shoot-out that
will expand on some of my observations. I own all three digitals
that you mention. I love the E100!!!



Also, in case I might want to modify the 200VX can you explain the
filters please. And also your booster bar.
The booster bar is similar to the one that Gil Stacy wrote about. His
article is in the Ultralight files at <http://dxer.ca>dxer.ca.

Thanks for asking, Paul. Please let me know if I can forward a copy
of this to the Ultralight group. I think that several people might
be interested in the answer.

John B.

Paul then asked:

Couple of questions about the E100. Does it qualify as a
ULr? I see in the documents that they do not list SW as a band that a
ULr can have although it is in the ULr Gallery pdf.

Yes, Paul, the E100 was accepted by the Committee as an
Ultralight. I believe that it is the only digitally-dialed ULR with
one kHz tuning steps... Very handy for slight off-tuning, of
course. It is certainly acceptable for the Barefoot Class for
Records and Awards.

Since the E100 is no longer part of the Eton Line, I'd guess that the
availability of them on Ebay, new-in-box, is very finite.

John Bryant


Re: Strange Observation

Dennis Gibson <wb6tnb@...>
 

You've got a free passive loop. Enjoy it but don't hook up the wires.
Disaster could happen.

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "kirk74601" <kirk74601@...> wrote:

Greetings Everyone,

Last evening (around 0000) UTC),I was walking around the kitchen here
in the apt., and then I stepped outside to check for a MW station ID. I
noticed that every time I got within a few feet of the telephone
connection box out back, I suddenly started getting a huge amount of
increased signal strength and clarity on any MW station. I'm seriously
thinking about trying to tap into this. After all, the box clearly
says "customer access" and is only shut by one little screw. I'll let
you know what I can find out on this as soon as I have the time to mess
with it. Obviously this isn't illegal because there's not a lock nor
seal on the box like there is on our typical electrical meters here. My
main concern is that it may overload the E-100 or the SRF-59. You guys
ever had this experience before?? I don't know for sure, but I might
accidentally be onto something pretty good here. Will try this tomorrow
and get back to you all on it.


Logs on SRF-M37V June 17/08

Allen Willie
 

 

 Hi Everyone,

 

      Let's try this a third time and hope I don't get another trigger finger

 

         All logs heard on the SRF-M37V barefoot  (SH) indicates heard from

     Signal Hill, Newfoundland the rest from my QTH in the city

 

 

 

 

 684 khz - 23:41 UTC - 6/17/08  SPAIN - RNE1 Barcelona w/comentary in Spanish

     by man, ID Radio Exterior Espana  ; fair (SH)

 

 

 693 khz - 23:35 UTC - 6/17/08   AZORES, Santa Barbara  - RDP Relay via w/portugeuse fast paced folk songs, "I Think I'm In Love " song in english ;ID ; VERY STRONG (new one) (SH)

 

 

 880 khz - 3:20 UTC - 6/17/08   WCBS - New York, NY w/ Traffic and Weather, mention of Geo Washington Bridge, WCBS ID

 

 

 891 khz  - 23:25 UTC - 6/17/08   ALGERIA,  RTA Alger  w/ arabic music and commentary ; fair (SH)

 

 909 khz - 2:38 UTC - 6/17/08  ENGLAND , BBC Five Live w/ ID ; report on Shipwrecks and diving; good

 

 1008 khz - 23:39 UTC - 6/17/08  CANARY ISLANDS , Las Palmas R. Punto w/ spanish commentary by woman; pop songs ; VERY STRONG (SH)

 

 1026 khz - 23:26 UTC - 6/17/08  SPAIN , SER Reus w/ spanish commentary , SER ID ; fair (SH)

 

 1040 khz - 3:10 UTC - 6/17/08   WHO - Des Moines , Iowa w/ talk show on presidential matters, ID ; fair

 

 1044 khz - 23:35 UTC - 6/17/08  SPAIN, SER R. San Sebastian w/ spanish commentary by woman , folk song  ; Very Good (SH)

 

 1100 khz - 3:17 UTC - 6/17/08  WTAM - Cleveland, Ohio w/ Talk Show; 1100-WTAM ID ; fair

 

 1305 khz - 23:27 UTC - 6/17/08  SPAIN , RNE Bilboa w/ spanish commentary, ID ; fair (SH)

 

 1431 khz - 23:32 UTC - 6/17/08 DJIBOUTI , R. Sawa, Arta w/ Arabic music and vocals, Commentary, Id  ; good (SH)

 

 1485 khz - 23:24 UTC - 6/17/08 SPAIN, SER R. Santander w/ spanish commentary by man ; good (SH)

 

 1520 khz - 3:12 UTC - 6/17/08 WWKB - Buffalo, NY w/ talk show ; mentions of disease center control ; fair

 

1521 khz - 23:28 UTC - 6/17/08 SAUDI ARABIA - BSKSA, Duba w/ 2 men in arabic conversation on phone; good (SH)

 

1530 khz - 2:59 UTC - 6/17/08 VATICAN STATE - Vatican Radio w/ italian program, ID by man, Interval Signal ; good

 

 1548 khz - 23:30 UTC - 6/17/08  KUWAIT, R Sawa Kuwait City w/ Arabic commentary and songs ; ID ; good (SH)

 

 1580 khz - 3:14 UTC - 6/17/08  CKDO - Oshawa, Ontario w/ oldies by Seekers and Joni Mitchell, Oldies 15-80 ID ; good

 

 1584 khz -  23:31 UTC - 6/17/08  SPAIN, SER w/ spanish commentary, song by woman; ID ; good (SH)

 

 

 

Regards,

 

 

Allen Willie VO1-001-SWL

St. John's, Newfoundland

SRF-M37V barefoot

 

 

 

 

 

 



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St. John's, Newfoundland



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Logs from June 17th SRF-M37V barefoot

Allen Willie
 

 

 

 All logs heard on the SRF-M37V barefoot  (SH) indicates heard from

     Signal Hill, Newfoundland

 

 

 

 

 684 khz - 23:41 UTC - 6/17/08  SPAIN - RNE1 Barcelona w/comentary in Spanish

     by man, ID Radio Exterior Espana  ; fair (SH)

 

 

 693 khz - 23:35 UTC - 6/17/08   AZORES, Santa Barbara  - RDP Relay via w/portugeuse fast paced folk songs, "I Think I'm In Love " song in english ;ID ; VERY STRONG (new one) (SH)

 

 

 880 khz - 3:20 UTC - 6/17/08   WCBS - New York, NY w/ Traffic and Weather, mention of Geo Washington Bridge, WCBS ID

 

 

 891 khz  - 23:25 UTC - 6/17/08   ALGERIA,  RTA Alger  w/ arabic music and commentary ; fair (SH)

 

 909 khz - 2:38 UTC - 6/17/08  ENGLAND , BBC Five Live w/ ID ; report on Shipwrecks and diving; good

 

 1008 khz - 23:39 UTC - 6/17/08  CANARY ISLANDS , Las Palmas R. Punto w/ spanish commentary by woman; pop songs ; VERY STRONG (SH)

 

 1026 khz - 23:26 UTC - 6/17/08  SPAIN , SER Reus w/ spanish commentary , SER ID ; fair (SH)

 

 1040 khz - 3:10 UTC - 6/17/08   WHO - Des Moines , Iowa w/ talk show on presidential matters, ID ; fair

 

 1044 khz - 23:35 UTC - 6/17/08  SPAIN, SER R. San Sebastian w/ spanish commentary by woman , folk song  ; Very Good (SH)

 

 1100 khz - 3:17 UTC - 6/17/08  WTAM - Cleveland, Ohio w/ Talk Show; 1100-WTAM ID ; fair

 

 1305 khz - 23:27 UTC - 6/17/08 

 

 



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Logs from June 17th SRF-M37V barefoot

Allen Willie
 

 

 

 All logs heard on the SRF-M37V barefoot  (SH) indicates heard from

     Signal Hill, Newfoundland

 

 

 

 

 684 khz - 23:41 UTC - 6/17/08  SPAIN - RNE1 Barcelona w/comentary in Spanish

     by man, ID Radio Exterior Espana  ; fair (SH)

 

 

 693 khz - 23:35 UTC - 6/17/08   AZORES, Santa Barbara  - RDP Relay via w/portugeuse fast paced folk songs, "I Think I'm In Love " song in english ;ID ; VERY STRONG (new one) (SH)

 

 

 880 khz - 3:20 UTC - 6/17/08   WCBS - New York, NY w/ Traffic and Weather, mention of Geo Washington Bridge, WCBS ID

 

 

 891 khz  - 23:25 UTC - 6/17/08   ALGERIA,  RTA Alger  w/ arabic music and commentary ; fair (SH)

 

 909 khz - 2:38 UTC - 6/17/08  ENGLAND , BBC Five Live w/ ID ; report on Shipwrecks and diving; good

 

 1008 khz - 23:39 UTC - 6/17/08  CANARY ISLANDS , Las Palmas R. Punto w/ spanish commentary by woman; pop songs ; VERY STRONG (SH)

 

 1026 khz - 23:26 UTC - 6/17/08  SPAIN , SER Reus w/ spanish commentary , SER ID ; fair (SH)

 

 1040 khz - 3:10 UTC - 6/17/08   WHO - Des Moines , Iowa w/ talk show on presidential matters, ID ; fair

 

 1044 khz - 23:35 UTC - 6/17/08  SPAIN, SER R. San Sebastian w/ spanish commentary by woman , folk song  ; Very Good (SH)

 

 1100 khz - 3:17 UTC - 6/17/08  WTAM - Cleveland, Ohio w/ Talk Show; 1100-WTAM ID ; fair

 

 1305 khz - 23:27 UTC - 6/17/08

 

 



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Special Dxing Day

Allen Willie
 

 

 

Greetings To Everyone,

 

Well I survived my special  day yesterday  for my 40th Anniversary since I began Dxing, atmospheric conditions were not stellar throughout the day but seemed to improve  as evening approached.

 

All in all I had a great day doing what I love , namely Dxing . By the end of the day I had Dxed the ham , shortwave and Longwave and AM bands . I managed to tally 82 countries , 23 states and 5  provinces heard in total combined.

 

Later on in the evening I made a trip up on to Historic Signal Hill overlooking St. John's.

I pulled out the SRF-M37V Ultralight to do more Dxing from this special place .

It didn't take long to get the catch of the day. At 23:35 UTC ( 9:05PM) just at sunset I had portugeuse coming in very strong on 693 khz , usually English here from Talk Sport in England most nights. Further  listening revealed and ID as RDP Portugal which would be via the Azores Relay. What a way to cap off the evening with a new one on the Ultralights.

 

I'll post the loggings I have from  the Signal Hill trip as well as others I had from the homefront  yesterday on the next post.

 

Regards,

 

Allen Willie VO1-001-SWL

St. John's, Newfoundland

SRF-M37V / SRF-39FP / SRF-59



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Re: Richard Allen...... An introduction

robert ross
 

At 01:31 PM 6/18/2008, Richard Allen wrote:

I recently join the group and thought an introduction might be in order.
Richard...Welcome to the ULR Group!!!!! Nice to have another fellow who's
been around for a while in the group!!

I own a coupleof dozen other receivers including several ultralights
(SRF-39FP, -59,
-M35, -M37V, -M37W and -T615). I belong to the IRCA, NRC and MWC.
That's a great stable of ULR Radio's you have there Richard. I also have
the Sony SRF-39P, SRF-59, and the T-615......as well as a few more. I love
the T-615....and it is my Main DX Rig. The others are just as good.....but
the Digital Readout of the T-615......gives it the edge.

I see you're in Oklahoma.....as is one of our other Prominent
Members....John Bryant. I'm not sure how far you are from him....I'm sure
he will comment though! Give Richard a yell John......

Thanks for the Short History of your DX Carreer...it's always nice to read
how others got interested in the Hobby. Also glad to see you enjoy ULR
DX'ing.....it really is a pile of fun...and as you say....takes us back to
our younger days DX'ing with minimalistic Radios!


I would have to describe myself as a casual (or lazy) medium wave
DXer. Over the years I have logged stations on five continents from
my present QTH. But I only bothered to QSL a two of my trans-oceanic
loggings (BBC-1214 and WDR-1586) back in the 1970s.

Well.....ULR DX'ing fits right in with the "Lazy DX'er Theory"....you can
take your ULR to the Lazy Boy Chair.......the Picnic Table....or even to
Bed and still DX with little effort!! It really is quite amazing what you
can hear with a single AA Battery!!


Well that is enough boring stuff for now. Best of DX.

Not boring at all Richard...thanks for taking the time to post...and glad
to have you in the group. There is a great bunch of guys on this
reflector...much knowledge....and lots of helping hands with anything you
may need to know about ULR DX'ing.......

Have Fun...and Good DX.

73....ROB.


Robert S. Ross VA3SW
Box 1003, Stn. B.
London, Ontario
CANADA N6A5K1

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An introduction

bbwrwy
 

I recently join the group and thought an introduction might be in order.

I'm retired a few years ago after working three decades for the
Oklahoma Employment Security Commission. Most of my listening today
is from my rural home northwest of Perry OK. The primary receivers is
a WiNRADiO G313e connected to a 21-meter wire aerial. I own a couple
of dozen other receivers including several ultralights (SRF-39FP, -59,
-M35, -M37V, -M37W and -T615). I belong to the IRCA, NRC and MWC.
I'm also a railfan and serve as secretary/webmaster of the Enid
Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society.

I don't remember when I first became interested in the hobby. My guess
is when I first heard a "Northern Messenger" program on CBW-990. That
was probably in the winter of 1960. I know it was late Friday night
and was cold outside. It was really something for a boy in Oklahoma to
hear station from so far away. But it wasn't long until I'd logged
CBK-540 and CBX-1010 as well. The receiver was a General Electric
"All-American Five", a gift from the Christmas before. Tuning around
on my SRF-59 often reminds me of those days.

In January, 1961, I started listening to short wave broadcasts on an
ancient set my grandmother owned and have been hooked since. Although
it's not as much fun as when a teenager, I still listen everyday. I'd
have to say my favorite station today is Radio Australia.

My all-time favorite receiver was the Yaesu FRG7700. Favorite
portable would have to be the Telefunken Bajazzo TS used to hear
CBA-1070, WINS-1010 and CFRB-1010 from England in the late 1960s. I
still listen on a Bajazzo Junior from time to time. The Telefunken
sets had good sensitivity and great sound.

I would have to describe myself as a casual (or lazy) medium wave
DXer. Over the years I have logged stations on five continents from
my present QTH. But I only bothered to QSL a two of my trans-oceanic
loggings (BBC-1214 and WDR-1586) back in the 1970s.

Well that is enough boring stuff for now. Best of DX.

Richard Allen.


Re: An introduction

dypete
 

 
 
Pete Giacopelli
"Carpe Diem"
"Seize the day"
"It's OK to think about what you want(ed) to do but it's time to do what you were meant to do."
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards" - Søren Kierkegaard
"Nature does nothing uselessly" Aristotle
"Improvise, Adapt, Overcome" movie " Heartbreak Ridge"
"Remember, Progress not perfection!"
 
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Re: Strange Observation

kirk74601 <kirk74601@...>
 

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, Russ Edmunds <wb2bjh@...> wrote:

Thanks Russ, I'm heeding your advice because you obviously have a
lot more experience in this department than I ever thought of having.
I can adapt to sitting in a rather weird area of the kitchen (just on
the other side of the T-box) better than I could handle screwing up
my radios! I certainly appreciate your feedback on this! 73 to you,
Kirk-
*** What's occurring here is that the telephone wiring is serving
as an antenna. Placing a portable near it creates an inductive
coupling, much the same as if the telephone box were a longwire
antenna or a loop.

I would NOT try to connect directly because you'll potentially get
noise, unwanted voltage etc. Continuing to use it inductively is
reasonable to do however.

Russ Edmunds
Blue Bell, PA ( 360' ASL )
[15 mi NNW of Philadelphia]
40:08:45N; 75:16:04W, Grid FN20id
<wb2bjh@...>
FM: Yamaha T-80 & Onkyo T-450RDS w/ APS9B @15'
AM: Modified Sony ICF 2010 barefoot; Sony SRF-59 barefoot


Re: An introduction

Gary DeBock
 

Hello Richard,
 
     Thanks for the introduction, and welcome to the Ultralight DX group!  We all have differing reasons for taking up the challenge of pocket radio DXing, but the common denominator seems to be that it reminds us of our childhood days, when we thrilled to the reception of distant AM stations on a pocket transistor radio.
 
     My own experience was typical, having received a pocket transistor as an 8-year old for Christmas, in 1961.  The excitement of hearing stations in different states and provinces is something I'll never forget, and today's Ultralight DX competition is something that brings back that original excitement, at least for me.
 
     Most of us moved on to bigger and better radios, large antennas, and even ham radio's multiple challenges, but we have never forgotten our childhood fun of DXing with a pocket portable. Since the SRF-59-related Ultralight phenomena started in November, the explosive growth in the enthusiast group has primarily been related to nostalgia, in my opinion. Today's pocket radios have fantastic innovation and technical superiority, but we are the same excited operators that we were 40 years ago.  The only difference is that now, we are using them to receive Asia, Europe, Africa and Australia  :>)
 
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Re: Strange Observation

Russ Edmunds <wb2bjh@...>
 

--- On Wed, 6/18/08, kirk74601 <kirk74601@yahoo.com> wrote:

From: kirk74601 <kirk74601@yahoo.com>
Subject: [ultralightdx] Strange Observation
To: ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com
Date: Wednesday, June 18, 2008, 2:34 AM

Greetings Everyone,

Last evening (around 0000) UTC),I was walking around the kitchen here
in the apt., and then I stepped outside to check for a MW station ID. I
noticed that every time I got within a few feet of the telephone
connection box out back, I suddenly started getting a huge amount of
increased signal strength and clarity on any MW station. I'm seriously
thinking about trying to tap into this. After all, the box clearly
says "customer access" and is only shut by one little screw. I'll let
you know what I can find out on this as soon as I have the time to mess
with it. Obviously this isn't illegal because there's not a lock nor
seal on the box like there is on our typical electrical meters here. My
main concern is that it may overload the E-100 or the SRF-59. You guys
ever had this experience before?? I don't know for sure, but I might
accidentally be onto something pretty good here. Will try this tomorrow
and get back to you all on it.

*** What's occurring here is that the telephone wiring is serving as an antenna. Placing a portable near it creates an inductive coupling, much the same as if the telephone box were a longwire antenna or a loop.

I would NOT try to connect directly because you'll potentially get noise, unwanted voltage etc. Continuing to use it inductively is reasonable to do however.

Russ Edmunds
Blue Bell, PA ( 360' ASL )
[15 mi NNW of Philadelphia]
40:08:45N; 75:16:04W, Grid FN20id
<wb2bjh@yahoo.com>
FM: Yamaha T-80 & Onkyo T-450RDS w/ APS9B @15'
AM: Modified Sony ICF 2010 barefoot; Sony SRF-59 barefoot