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Re: Great Second Morning at Grayland

Gary DeBock
 

John and Guy,
 
     Every time I take the Murata-filter-equipped E100 out to Grayland, its performance is amazing, just like John is experiencing.  It not only cuts through domestic slop like a knife, but seems to boost up the S/N ratio even on DX stations in the clear.  The CFJ455K5 filter makes a world of difference. 
 
     Congratulations again, John, on your outstanding Ultralight DX catches.  It's kind of a puzzle why North Korea-657 hasn't showed up for you... that one usually comes in whenever CRI-963 is strong.  But your long list of Chinese, Japanese and Koreans will be the standard of success, for Ultralight TP chasers this season.  This is more fun than anybody ever expected  :>)
 
     73,  Gary . 




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E-100 band locking up

starship20012001 <starship_2001@...>
 

I am starting to have issues with the change band button locking up.
when this happens i cannot change the band. to correct it i need to
remove the batteries and hit reset quickly and put batteries back in
before the time is lost. the radio has been used heavily this summer
but not abused . it was always transported in its soft pouch. perhaps
something i wearing out or has worked loose under the hood. i don't
see any other reports of this so i know its just mine acting up any
suggestions. forget pulling it apart i will end up destroying it . i
may have to just live with it at worse.


Re: First Morning: Grayland 2008.8 Ultralights

Allen Willie
 

 
 
         Outstanding catches from the west coast  John  ! .....Congratulations!.... Hope you   have many more mornings ahead just like that one.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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St. John's, Newfoundland


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Re: First Morning: Grayland 2008.8 Ultralights

robert ross
 

At 05:03 PM 8/19/2008, you wrote:

Anyway, this first morning at Grayland was wonderful. I added two new
countries (Thailand and China), brought my total T-P station count to
above 50 and got my first T-P Barefoot.
BRAVO JOHN!!!!!!!! Way to go. I'm really happy when you log new stuff for
the first time....because I am well aware of the Tremendous effort you put
into your DX sessions.....even before you turn on the Radio. Every one of
these fantastic loggings is well earned...and took a lot of preliminary
work on your part!!!

You are a Role Model to all ULR Dx'ers.......Hell...I'd be happy to hear
some of this stuff on a Top of the Line receiver!! Good Work John....

Passing the landmark of 50 T-Ps makes me wonder if 100 is possible in the
Unlimited Class. I sort of think so, but I bet that it takes more than
one good season. Getting that first T-P Barefoot makes me wonder about
that, too. I'd have to get me a little umbrella tent tall enough to sit in
a chair at a little table. I'll be durned if I will sit or stand in the
rain and wind and COLD out here on the Coast to DX! There are limits,
after all!!!

John right now there may be limits....but as you log rarer and rarer
stuff...and continue to amaze even yourself.....you may find that the
"Limits" you speak of.....become less and less . Wait til you have 99
Trans-Pacifics Logged......and just need one more to hit 100.....then and
maybe only then....can I see JB sitting out in a Puddle looking for that
elusive #100!!

73...ROB.


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First Morning: Grayland 2008.8 Ultralights

Gary DeBock
 

Hello John,
 
     Wow, congratulations on logging the 18 Asians and 1 DU on the E100, inductively coupled to the Wellbrook Array.  It certainly sounds exciting, and I wish I could have joined you at Grayland this week (at least to make sure that my favorite picnic table doesn't blow away in the windstorm!).
 
     Of course, your E100 hooked up to the Wellbrook Array will always outperform an E100 using only a large loopstick (or even a beverage), but my modified E100 (Murata narrow filter plus 7.5" slider loopstick) has logged some exciting DX for me at Grayland, such as Fiji-639, Tonga-1017 and multiple Aussies and Kiwis.  Like you said, we haven't had much chance to compare signal levels, since I was always away at the picnic table on the two mornings we were both at Grayland.  It's kind of like comparing apples to oranges, but maybe next time we can set up a table right outside of Room 15..assuming that there is no RF hash to jumble up the results.
 
     One of the most exciting things about the upcoming fall season is the chance to use the modified E100, modified !CF-2010 (30" loopstick), and modified ICF-SW7600GR (7.5" loopstick) to chase Asian TP's at Grayland, and even at home.  These all were designed primarily to chase DU's at Grayland, and proved quite successful.  With the stronger Asian TP signal levels, they should be a real blast to use around October. 
 
     Your relative DX performance percentages for the 313 + Wellbrook Array or Beverages, E100 + Wellbrook Array or Beverages, E100 + Big Loopsticks and Stock SRF-T615 are very interesting, John.  Of course, I've never used a Wellbrook Array or Beverage with the E100, but this summer's five trips to Grayland provided enough evidence to construct this table of my own DX experiences:
 
     ICF-2010 + 30" Loopstick                                       100%     (8 Aussies, 5 Kiwis, etc.)
 
     E100 + 7.5" Slider Loopstick + Murata IF filter           66%     (5 Aussies, 3 Kiwis, Fiji, Tonga, Hawaii) 
 
     ICF-SW7600GR + Amidon 7.5" Loopstick                 20%     (2 Aussies, 1 Kiwi, Hawaii)
 
     SRF-39FP + Amidon 7.5" Loopstick                         10%     (1 Aussie, Hawaii)  
 
     Stock SRF-T615                                                     10%     (1 Aussie, Hawaii) 
 
     The stock SRF-T615 is very competitive for Asian TP's at Grayland, however, John.  It logged 8 of them during a single visit on April 20th.  It all depends on catching great conditions, as you know.
 
     73,  Gary . 




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First Morning: Grayland 2008.8 Ultralights

John H. Bryant <bjohnorcas@...>
 

The first morning started out with a bunch of DUs in at 1000 UTC, before Japanese sunset. These were only the regulars and were all too weak to be heard on the E100+Wellbrook Array. I went back to bed for 90 blissful minutes and started back in at 1140, with local sunrise expected at 1320. Things were already quite strong from Asia at tune-in and I was very busy from then until 1335. I ended up with:

Eighteen Asians and one DU, all on E100, inductively connected to Wellbrook Phased Array

693
JOAB Tokyo Japan 8/19/2008 1145 NHK 2 EE Lessons
828 JOBB Osaka Japan  8/19/2008 1159 NHK 2 TOH
891 JOHK Sendai Japan 8/19/2008 1323 NHK1 Talk//594
963 CRI RR Svc Manchuria? China  8/19/2008 1202 News in RR: First China
972 HLCA Dangjin South Korea  8/19/2008 1207 Talk in KK ID @ 1300
1017 CRI KK Svc Changchun China  8/19/2008 1219 Talk in Korean
1035 HLCP P'ohang South Korea  8/19/2008 1307 KBS1 //1305
1053
Jam Synchro Multiple Sites South Korea  8/19/2008 1230 Buzzzzz
1215 CNR2 Shenyang China 8/19/2008 1241 CC Talk
1242
JOLF Tokyo Japan 8/19/2008 1232 JJ Talk
1287 JOHR Sapporo Japan 8/19/2008 1234 JJ Talk
1305 HLSV Uljin South Korea 8/19/2008 1307 KBS1 //1035
1332 JOSF Nagoya Japan 8/19/2008 1310 JJ Talk
1350 JOER Hiroshima Japan 8/19/2008 1312 JJ Talk
1386 NHK2 Synchro Japan 8/19/2008 1243 EE Lesson
1422 JORF Yokohama Japan 8/19/2008 1314 JJ Talk 50th TP
1512 2RN Newcastle Australia  8/19/2008 1330 Aussie Talk
1575 VOA Ayutthaya Thailand  8/19/2008 1209 Talk in lang: First Thai

None of these were new on the 313E or any other top communications receiver used at Grayland, but each was exciting as I snagged them on the E100.  Cheering was heard!!!  Probably the most interesting were the two 10 kW. Koreans on 1035 and 1305, caught in parallel, thanks to Bruce Portzer's incomparable PAL Log. The 891 NHK1 Sendai Log was quite interesting as well, not being that common at Grayland.... it was made special by also catching 5AN Adelaide (unneeded) as the band faded around 1330. Several other Japanese were heard on the E100, but were unneeded, having been heard on the July DXpedition (594, 774, 1134, 1287). I was especially pleased, also, to snag JOER, 1350 kHz., heard once in a while at  Grayland, but never before on an ultralight.  Other notables were my first Chinese and Thai stations.

I'm also pleased to report that I finally heard my first BAREFOOT Trans-Pacific station:

774 JOUB* Akita* Japan* Asia* 500 8/19/2008 1252 NHK2 EE Lesson - *BAREFOOT*

I heard that with Sony's tiny SRF-T615, pressed against the west-facing picture window, about 5 feet from all of the computer equipment. I'm fairly sure that I would have heard three or four more stations this morning that were doing fairly well quite well on the Unlimited set up.... Japan 594, China 963, South Korea 972 and 1566.... IF I HAD BEEN WILLING TO GO OUTSIDE IN THE RAIN and leave the E100 + Winradio main sets.

I'm sure that some of you are wondering about the relative difference in receivers and antennas between T615 Barefoot, E100+Big Ferrite Bar, E100+Array and Big Radio + Array. I know that I was/am and I know that the answer is somewhat different for domestic vs. Trans-oceanic split DXing and is also very dependant on the surrounding RF environment, especially the presence or lack of MAJOR AM stations in your own area. (For instance, the E100+Array is nearly unusable in the RF cesspool of metro Vancouver, BC where I am on Orcas Island.) Here in very rural/isolated Grayland, I'd say that the E100+Array is King of the Ultralight Hill. I'm rather sure that the same modified E100 would do at least as well with multiple Beverages of at least 1000 feet.

The E100 that I'm using has been modified with a Murata 5 kHz. IF filter which allows me to hear TPs well at 2 kHz. or more away from a North American frequency here in rural Grayland. Lacking SSB and vertical-walled IF filters, hearing TPs at 1 kHz away from domestics is difficult and dependant on the relative strengths of the two signals. 890 is virtually open in the NW, so hearing 891 is quite possible, most of the other international channels ending in 9s or 1s are much more difficult. Finally, it must be said that the Winradio 313E is the most sensitive radio that I have ever used... the best at audio recovery. I understand that the 7030 Plus is in the same category. The digital filters of the 313e are also very outstanding and, tho its dynamic range has been exceeded by quite a few newer SDRs, I have only found one instance where that has inhibited even a single reception.

So, if I set the 313e + Wellbrook Phased Array as 100 percent, I would rate the other possibilities for Trans-Pacific work here as below:

313e+Array or Beverages:   100%

E100 mod. + Array or Beverages   66%

E100 mod + Major Ferrite Bar  33%

T615 Barefoot    5%              

The loss of 1/3 of the T-P audio between the 313e and the E100, I would blame about 1/3 on the IF filters at 1 kHz above/below domestics and about 2/3 on general difference in audio recovery between the two sets. Would an RF amp help the E100 + Array out here in the boonies.  I don't know, but I'm gonna find out.

A final caution.... the figures above are partly intuitive SWAG guesses. I'm least comfortable with the 33% that I assigned to Big Ferrite bars.  That is mostly based on one parallel DX session when Gary DeBock was nearby in the Grayland area with his Bib Bar setup and I had the current setup running at the Grayland Moptel. The guess is also somewhat on my own experience with Big Bars.

When I assigned 5% to the Barefoot T615, I sez to myself.... "Yes, but how do you explain the absolutely stunning TA successes of Allen Willie in Newfoundland and Paul Logan in Northern Ireland, both running Barefoot???"  The only explanation that I could imagine would be their wonderful locations, with relatively much shorter TA distances than those across the Pacific. Having DXed one memorable week in Newfoundland, my guess is that Paul and Allen are probably hearing 2/3 OVER ALL of what they could hear using major antennas and the best receivers.  Beside the shorter distances, both of them have the huge advantage (as I do on Orcas and Patrick does at Seaside) of DXing day after day. Thus, while they might only get the stronger 1/3 of what is available on any given morning, having the dedication to DX day after day gives changes in propagation a chance to help improve those daily totals significantly. Again, totally a SWAG and totally ignoring the obvious talent and knowledge of those two Master DXers.
 
Anyway, this first morning at Grayland was wonderful.  I added two new countries (Thailand and China), brought my total T-P station count to above 50 and got my first T-P Barefoot.  Passing the landmark of 50 T-Ps makes me wonder if 100 is possible in the Unlimited Class.  I sort of think so, but I bet that it takes more than one good season. Getting that first T-P Barefoot makes me wonder about that, too. I'd have to get me a little umbrella tent tall enough to sit in a chair at a little table.  I'll be durned if I will sit or stand in the rain and wind and COLD out here on the Coast to DX! There are limits, after all!!!

:>)

John Bryant
Grayland 2008.8 DXpedition
E100 + Wellbrook Phased Array
Winradio 313e spotting receiver


E100 review is up

Stephan Grossklass
 

http://stephan.win31.de/rx-eval.htm#e100
Considering that the "new" E100 still does this well on
MW, I wonder how good the old one was...

I wondered whether the E10 received a similar internal
redesign - however, it looks like it was just discontinued
instead.

Interestingly, the Eton website lists the E100 under "Past
Collection" (as well as the G4 that just came out early this
year - huh?!), while the worldwide Lextronix site shows it
as a current model. To aid confusion even more, Universal
Radio sell a Grundig-branded equivalent G100 that does not
appear anywhere at all.

Stephan


Re: Personal UL Distance Record

MarkWA1ION
 

Saudi Arabia on 1521 should be a slam-dunk. Of course it's easy up
here in the Boston area but I actually heard it on a Sony '2010
during a business trip in Dec. 1986 from my room at the Residence Inn
next to the airport in El Paso, Texas. It was muscling KOMA-1520
aside.

Other than that, you could try for Canaries on 621. This hits the
southeastern US pretty well. Spain on 585, 684, 774, 855, 1044,
1098, 1116 et al. should be in there too.

Saudi Arabia counts as Asia, Canaries as Africa, and Spain as Europe
so you should be able to knock off these 3 continents without much
sweat.

Mark Connelly, WA1ION - Billerica, MA

--- In ultralightdx@..., John Cereghin <pastor@...> wrote:

My goal for 2500 miles? Anything European. :)

John Cereghin

Steve Ponder <n5wbi@...> wrote: John,

Congratulations! Quite an accomplishment! When I lived in
North Carolina, some of the Venezuelan stations were "semi-
regulars" on my Realistic TRF, but that was back in the late
'70's before the FCC allowed the band to get clogged up.

Anyway, what's your target for breaking the 2500 mile barrier?

:0)

73 & Great DX,

Steve N5WBI
Houston TX


Re: Summertime Shootout Produces New Ultralight Radio Sens...

Gary DeBock
 

Hello Starship 2001,
 
     The new Sangean DT-400W does output stereo FM signals through the headphone jack.  The radio is basically a DT-200VX with a completely redesigned RF board, giving it more wide-band sensitivity on AM (and possibly FM) compared to the DT-200VX. 
 
     The DT-400W only comes in a yellow color, but if you don't like it, try looking for an old DT-200VX. That unit's black cabinet should be interchangeable with the new yellow one....they are exactly the same size.
 
     73,  Gary
 
                               




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Re: Summertime Shootout Produces New Ultralight Radio Sensitiv...

starship20012001 <starship_2001@...>
 

Gary does this output stereo
thru the earphone jack ??? is
it available in any other
color then yucky bee
attracting yellow ???
--- In
ultralightdx@...,
D1028Gary@... wrote:

Hi Rob,

Thanks for your
comments, and glad to know
that you've ordered a new
DT-400W. The radio really
is an exceptional performer,
both on AM and FM.
During the FM testing, I
heard the "Jack FM" station
in Vancouver, BC (96.9 Mhz)
for the first time,
something I had never even
heard with an FM loop on my
40' tower.

I always thought that
the SRF-T615 would be
unbeatable in wide-band AM
sensitivity, until this
shocker. So, Ultralight
DXers, miracles do happen,
and now is the time to
secure your new DT-400W...
before the fall DX season
begins (and Sangean notices
the boom in orders :>)

73, Gary



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congratulations

Allen Willie
 

 
 
Congratulations John on  pulling out that Venezuelan  on 750 . I'm sure sooner or later you'll hear one of those 2500 milers from Europe also
 
 
 
Regards,
 
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St. John's, Newfoundland


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Re: Personal UL Distance Record

John Cereghin <pastor@...>
 

My goal for 2500 miles?  Anything European.  :)

John Cereghin

Steve Ponder wrote:

John,

Congratulations! Quite an accomplishment! When I lived in
North Carolina, some of the Venezuelan stations were "semi-
regulars" on my Realistic TRF, but that was back in the late
'70's before the FCC allowed the band to get clogged up.

Anyway, what's your target for breaking the 2500 mile barrier?

:0)

73 & Great DX,

Steve N5WBI
Houston TX



Re: Summertime Shootout Produces New Ultralight Radio Sensitivity Winner

robert ross
 

At 04:02 PM 8/18/2008, you wrote:


Hello Guys,
 
     Much to the astonishment of the reviewer, a new Ultralight digital radio model has finally managed to surpass the Sony SRF-T615 in wide-band stock AM sensitivity.  In doing so, it has also exceeded the stock sensitivity performance of the Eton E100.
 
     The new Sangean DT400W has a fully redesigned RF board, making it much more than just a DT200VX with a yellow cabinet.  The RF board AM components are nowhere near their DT200VX positions, and Sangean's engineers have obviously solved the problem of limited AM sensitivity bandwidth (evident in the DT200VX).
 
     The DT400W equals the SRF-T615 performance on low band, and the Eton E100 performance on high band, making it the only Ultralight model with unsurpassed sensitivity on all AM frequencies.  As a bonus, its image reception (900 Khz below locals) is negligible, and it has no detectable spurs in my suburban environment  Selectivity is superior to that of the SRF-T615, and approaches that of the E100.

Gary:

    After reading your message above.....all I can say is..."The Great and Mighty OZ has spoken!!"............

I have been looking at this new Sangean for a couple of weeks wondering what it was gonna do for ULR DX Enthuiasts????? Now that you have already let the cat outta the bag on how good this little ULR is....I have No Choice but to order one!!! So...That's just what I did.....not just because you gave it such a glowing report....but because I really like the Yellow Case!! HAHHAHA...just kidding!!

So....it should be here in a couple of days...and I will be able to let you know just what I think of it!! I have been tuning around on the band the last couple of nights....and things seem to be picking up ...edging towards the New Fall DX Season....so what better time to pick up a NEW TOY...just in time for the New DX Season!! Will this be the radio that will get me to 500 ULR Stations Heard??? We shall see???

Thanks for the Advance Shootout Report on this Sangean ULR Gary....I really was gonna order one anyway....you just sped up the process!!

I look forward to the entire Shootout report....and especially the results on this new Sangean.

Hey....I just bought a New SANGEAN HD AM/FM Tuner last week as well (Which I REALLY LIKE!!).........Never owned anything by Sangean til then.....now I have 2 Sangean Radios!!!

This being off work for 2 Months on the Sicklist....is really leaving me with way too much time on my hands....but I'm having a lot of fun being able to "Play Radio", whenever I want....and have added some nice new additions to the DX Gear in the Shack!!

73............ROB.



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CANADA N6A5K1

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Re: Personal UL Distance Record

Gary DeBock
 

Hello John,
 
     Congratulations on your outstanding reception of YVKS-750, at 2053 miles.  That is certainly a great accomplishment, and I'm sure you will make a 2500+ mile reception soon.
 
     Here in Washington state, we have little hope of logging Venezuela on an Ultralight, although we (John Bryant, Guy Atkins, Dennis Vroom and I) are lucky enough to live near Grayland, where Ultralights can log South Pacific DX with some serious mileage.  John B. is at Grayland right now, otherwise I'm sure he would congratulate you personally.
 
     Keep up the great work, and go get those TA's.
 
     73,  Gary DeBock 




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Re: Summertime Shootout Produces New Ultralight Radio Sensitiv...

Gary DeBock
 

Hi Rob,
 
     Thanks for your comments, and glad to know that you've ordered a new DT-400W.  The radio really is an exceptional performer, both on AM and FM.  During the FM testing, I heard the "Jack FM" station in Vancouver, BC (96.9 Mhz) for the first time, something I had never even heard with an FM loop on my 40' tower.
 
     I always thought that the SRF-T615 would be unbeatable in wide-band AM sensitivity, until this shocker.  So, Ultralight DXers, miracles do happen, and now is the time to secure your new DT-400W... before the fall DX season begins (and Sangean notices the boom in orders :>)
 
                        73,  Gary 




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Re: Personal UL Distance Record

Steve Ponder <n5wbi@...>
 

John,

Congratulations! Quite an accomplishment! When I lived in
North Carolina, some of the Venezuelan stations were "semi-
regulars" on my Realistic TRF, but that was back in the late
'70's before the FCC allowed the band to get clogged up.

Anyway, what's your target for breaking the 2500 mile barrier?

:0)

73 & Great DX,

Steve N5WBI
Houston TX


DX "Toys" Website - Caution: May Be Addictive!

Steve Ponder <n5wbi@...>
 

While digging through my closet the other night (no, my name
is not Fibber McGee, although it could be, I guess), I came
across a knee-board that I had long forgotten I had. I bought
it a few years ago when I was in much better health and was
active in the QRP side of ham radio.

What is a Knee-board? It's a sturdy clipboard that you place
on your upper leg, just above your knee, and secure with some
velcro straps. That way, as you sit and listen to the radio,
you have a handy notepad to jot notes, callsigns, etc. on.
Plus, if you have to change locations, it literally walks with
you.

Here's the website from which I bought my knee-board:

http://flyboys.com/

They're primarily used by pilots, but another QRP operator
was using one of their knee-boards. I liked it so much, he
gave me the URL and I ordered one for myself.

WARNING - the website is addictive! There are so many neat
things one can buy. BEWARE!

I use my knee-board now for "dashboard dx'ing" or just
sitting around the house. Mine holds a 5x8 inch pad, so I'm
thinking of buying one that holds a standard size notepad.

Enjoy!

73 & Great DX,

Steve N5WBI
Houston TX


Re: Personal UL Distance Record

robert ross
 

At 09:47 AM 8/18/2008, you wrote:


Finally broke the 2000-mile barrier with my DT-200VX last night, running
barefoot.

2200 EDT 750 YVKS Caracas, Venezuela, gave a list of network of
stations at TOH, many in Caracas, mentions of "R. Gramma". Good with WSB
nulled. 2053 miles. Also tentative logs of Colombia on 770 and another
Venezuelan on 910 but no IDS on what seemed to be a good Latin American
evening.

John Cereghin
Smyrna DE

John....Great Logging....way to go!! Yes I did notice last night was good
to the Caribbean and South America. 750 Caracas is a very dependable
station from South America. They get out quite well over WSB ....especially
in the Long Winter Nights!! Logging them in August is extra special!! Glad
to see you cracked the 2000 mile barrier.....I've logged the 750 and the
770 stations on ULR Radios....but I've never heard the 910
Venezuelan.....try and get an ID on that one...that would be a nice logging !!!

Congratulations on the fine loggings.....

Regards....ROB.


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Box 1003, Stn. B.
London, Ontario
CANADA N6A5K1

Antique/Vintage Radio Enthusiast
Amateur Radio Stations VA3SW/VE3JFC

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Summertime Shootout Produces New Ultralight Radio Sensitivity Winner

Gary DeBock
 

Hello Guys,
 
     Much to the astonishment of the reviewer, a new Ultralight digital radio model has finally managed to surpass the Sony SRF-T615 in wide-band stock AM sensitivity.  In doing so, it has also exceeded the stock sensitivity performance of the Eton E100.
 
     The new Sangean DT400W has a fully redesigned RF board, making it much more than just a DT200VX with a yellow cabinet.  The RF board AM components are nowhere near their DT200VX positions, and Sangean's engineers have obviously solved the problem of limited AM sensitivity bandwidth (evident in the DT200VX).
 
     The DT400W equals the SRF-T615 performance on low band, and the Eton E100 performance on high band, making it the only Ultralight model with unsurpassed sensitivity on all AM frequencies.  As a bonus, its image reception (900 Khz below locals) is negligible, and it has no detectable spurs in my suburban environment  Selectivity is superior to that of the SRF-T615, and approaches that of the E100.
 
     As a stock unit offered at $52.59 (Amazon), the DT-400W not only has unsurpassed AM performance, but an extremely sensitive FM section with outstanding audio quality and 19 programmable memories  Ultralight radio enthusiasts are encouraged to give this innovative AM receiver a serious look.
 
     The full Summertime Shootout article should be finished shortly, and includes detailed reviews of the DT-400W, E100, SRF-S84, SRF-M97, and SRF-M37W Ultralight models..
 
     73,  Gary DeBock 




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Personal UL Distance Record

John Cereghin <pastor@...>
 

Finally broke the 2000-mile barrier with my DT-200VX last night, running barefoot.

2200 EDT   750     YVKS Caracas, Venezuela, gave a list of network of stations at TOH, many in Caracas, mentions of "R. Gramma".  Good with WSB nulled.  2053 miles.  Also tentative logs of Colombia on 770 and another Venezuelan on 910 but no IDS on what seemed to be a good Latin American evening. 

John Cereghin
Smyrna DE