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Re: Tecsun PL380

pianoplayer88key
 

I would be interested to know too. Also, Sarmento, you say it doesn't overload the front end of your 7600GR, which is an issue for me with my PL-380. How close are you geographically to your local blowtorches?
I've had my PL-380 for probably several months now. I've noticed that in rural areas (or places where there is no strong signal nearby), the RSSI will be 15dBu when tuned to a frequency on which no station is received. I've even had the RSSI stay at 15dBu, or maybe climb a little to 17dBu, even when a station was strong enough to indicate a SNR of around 17 to 22dB.

Where I live, I have a 5kW IBOC local on 600 kHz about 8 miles west, a 77kW (50kW night) on 690 that's 32 miles south/southwest, a 5kW (50kW night) on 760 that's 7 miles north/northwest, a 5kW on 910 that's 9 miles north, a 10kW on 1130 that's 6 miles north, a 50kW (2.9kW) on 1170 that diplexes with 910, and a 5kW (1kW night) on 1360 that's 8 miles west, along with numerous other weaker signals. The typical RSSI on my PL-380 averages about 30dBu on "blank" channels throughout most of the band, although in the 1100s it will rise to around 41 or 45dBu on, say, 1150 for example. At night, I get 41dBu readings on 747 and 774kHz (on either side of 50kW blowtorch 760), the frequencies of two Japanese TPs, although I've never heard those stations.
Also, my grandparents in San Gabriel, CA, are about 1/3 mile from a 23kW on 1300 and a 50kW on 1430, and 5 miles from a 50kW IBOC on 1110. Last time I was there, the RSSI in the blank channels was 50dBu across almost the entire upper half of the band, and many local stations that should have had a good signal, like 1230, 1260, 1280, 1330, 1390, 1460, etc, were almost unreadable.

I also have another radio which is ultralight-sized and priced, although is not recognized as an ultralight due to the fact that it had already been discontinued several years before the ultralightdx definitions came into existence, and that is the Panasonic RQ-SW20. Before I got my PL-380, I also briefly bought the Sony SRF-M37W, then promptly returned it due to its horrid selectivity. I noted that my Panasonic's selectivity was comparable to that of the Sony I just mentioned.

Several weeks ago, I took my two radios (RQ-SW20 and PL-380) near the transmitter site of a semi-local station, 1kW 1450 KFSD. From about 20 meters from their tower, I compared the reception of several stations on the two radios, and what I learned surprised me. In spite of its worse overall selectivity, it appears that the Panasonic has much better front-end selectivity than the PL-380. There were several moderately readable stations on the RQ-SW20 that were completely unreadable on the PL-380. Examples can be heard at: http://cid-6bdd1917662288cb.office.live.com/browse.aspx/AM%20radio%20files/PL-380%20vs%20RQ-SW20%20comparisons/near%20KFSD%201450%20transmitter
This was in spite of the fact that the PL-380 is normally at least several dB more sensitive than the PL-380, for example locally there's a station on 980 that, while it is weak and kind-of hiding under a 30dBu noise floor on the PL-380, is just about completely unreadable on the RQ-SW20.

Also, I have a Select-A-Tenna, and while it has done fairly well with some things, including enabling me to hear 700 KALL North Salt Lake City in the daytime from about 625 miles away, I still would like something more selective and sensitive. So what's the performance of your ultralight ferrite loop like when used with your PL-380, compared to just the stock barefoot PL-380?

--- In ultralightdx@..., "Pollock,Raphael E" <rpollock@...> wrote:

Hi Sarmento!

Is the "ultralight ferrite loop" a tuned or an unturned loop? Could you post some details of construction?

Raphael

From: ultralightdx@... [mailto:ultralightdx@...] On Behalf Of Sarmento
Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2010 3:18 PM
To: ultralightdx@...
Subject: [ultralightdx] Tecsun PL380



Hi, I've just purchased a Tecsun PL380 in order to have it tested for MW Dxing. I mainly intend to use it with magnetically coupling loops, both ferrite and air coil.

I have read something about it, and I wonder about using its narrow filter capability through DSP together with a high selective loop antenna could give good results.

I made another experimental loop antenna which I think it could be considered as a "ultralight ferrite loop" using Litz wire and covering from 520 kHz to 1700 kHz. Using it with a Sony 7600GR has proven to be adequate to get better signal level and selectivity without front-end overload.

Main consideration here is performance and portability for MW dxing using the ultralight concept.

Regards

Sarmento Campos - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
www.sarmento.net.br


Re: Tecsun PL380

Pollock,Raphael E <rpollock@...>
 

Hi Sarmento!

 

Is the “ultralight ferrite loop” a tuned or an unturned loop? Could you post some details of construction?

 

Raphael

 

From: ultralightdx@... [mailto:ultralightdx@...] On Behalf Of Sarmento
Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2010 3:18 PM
To: ultralightdx@...
Subject: [ultralightdx] Tecsun PL380

 

 

Hi, I've just purchased a Tecsun PL380 in order to have it tested for MW Dxing. I mainly intend to use it with magnetically coupling loops, both ferrite and air coil.

I have read something about it, and I wonder about using its narrow filter capability through DSP together with a high selective loop antenna could give good results.

I made another experimental loop antenna which I think it could be considered as a "ultralight ferrite loop" using Litz wire and covering from 520 kHz to 1700 kHz. Using it with a Sony 7600GR has proven to be adequate to get better signal level and selectivity without front-end overload.

Main consideration here is performance and portability for MW dxing using the ultralight concept.

Regards

Sarmento Campos - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
www.sarmento.net.br


Tecsun PL380

sarmento2k
 

Hi, I've just purchased a Tecsun PL380 in order to have it tested for MW Dxing. I mainly intend to use it with magnetically coupling loops, both ferrite and air coil.

I have read something about it, and I wonder about using its narrow filter capability through DSP together with a high selective loop antenna could give good results.

I made another experimental loop antenna which I think it could be considered as a "ultralight ferrite loop" using Litz wire and covering from 520 kHz to 1700 kHz. Using it with a Sony 7600GR has proven to be adequate to get better signal level and selectivity without front-end overload.

Main consideration here is performance and portability for MW dxing using the ultralight concept.

Regards

Sarmento Campos - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
www.sarmento.net.br


Re: Received the NatGeo G8

Phil Pasteur
 

You are correct on the RSSI and S/N. I mentioned it was a cursory test last night. All of about 45 minutes at about 6:00 PM local. I had the three radios out checking on some marginal locals. I did not (as usual) read the manual. As the G8 is real similar in function to the PL-310 and PL380, I should have guessed the display could be changed to show signal parameters.

Thanks for the info, I did locate the power supply on the Eton web site. I have an E10 and I picked up the supply for it awhile back when it was new. The ploarity and connector are the same as the G8. Both radios are marked for 6 volts in. The E10 supply is labeled as putting out 6.7 volts. I am thinking that it is probably fine, especially as none of those things are regulated and sag considrably under load.. As I will not likely be using the radios at the same time, I think that I am covered.

I have often wondered why Eton does not see fit to include an AC/DC supply ofor any of its radios??

Thanks for the response.

Phil

--- In ultralightdx@..., "Harold" <hmgaffney@...> wrote:

You can get a wall wart directly from the Eton store under parts/accessories.
By "lack of signal indicators" do you mean the signal strength and signal to noise ratio? My G8 has this.


Hi I need help in deciding

jen w
 

Hi I am need for help. I am a newbie to UL Dx. I live in the Rockies were DX is good TA's And a Few TP's on my comunications reciver with loop.

Now I want to Join the UL revolution!

I dx the Tropical Band and higher and MW So what radio is the best I like the PL360 for its size perfect for my purse.. I am looking to Dx in high and Low Dx area's. I am not a techie in the bulding sense..only Dx'ing Hi..

So what do you guys think I would like to get a UL with all the good stuff.. So If I can get one thats modified...Thats fine..

I can wait until the Dx season in The Fall so what do you guys think..

73's


Re: Tecsun pl-390

Pollock,Raphael E <rpollock@...>
 

I'd love to see the results of a 390 vs 380 head to head MW sensitivity/soft mute comparison...!
 
Salmonguy


From: ultralightdx@... [ultralightdx@...] On Behalf Of farmerik [farmerik@...]
Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2010 10:20 AM
To: ultralightdx@...
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: Tecsun pl-390

 

The lone speaker in the PL-360 is less than 1.5 inches, and speech is quite clear, so maybe the two speakers in the PL-390 will do OK. It sounds like the '390 has a longer ferrite rod than the '310, so maybe it will have better sensitivity AND less muting problems as well as the Easy Tuning. Too bad it does not qualify as a ULR. - FARMERIK

--- In ultralightdx@..., Mark Roberts wrote:
>
> Thank you all, Marc, Henk, and Kevin, for your information and observations.
>
> I will definitely be in Paris, Brussels, and near Eindhoven (NL);
> we'll also have a car from Paris, going through the battlefields and
> Luxembourg and thence through Wallonia into Brussels. The Eindhoven
> visit is one I've made many times before, but this will be the first
> one with a good, solid FM radio, I hope. Dutch FM ERPs seem to be
> rather low; the last time I was in suburban Eindhoven, I had really
> lousy reception.
>
> Back on topic, the PL-390 is sort of tempting, but I doubt that the
> speaker quality would be of much use. I might think about a PL-310
> instead, but I really, really like Easy Tuning Mode on the PL-380.
>


Re: Tecsun pl-390

Rik
 

The lone speaker in the PL-360 is less than 1.5 inches, and speech is quite clear, so maybe the two speakers in the PL-390 will do OK. It sounds like the '390 has a longer ferrite rod than the '310, so maybe it will have better sensitivity AND less muting problems as well as the Easy Tuning. Too bad it does not qualify as a ULR. - FARMERIK

--- In ultralightdx@..., Mark Roberts <markrobt@...> wrote:

Thank you all, Marc, Henk, and Kevin, for your information and observations.

I will definitely be in Paris, Brussels, and near Eindhoven (NL);
we'll also have a car from Paris, going through the battlefields and
Luxembourg and thence through Wallonia into Brussels. The Eindhoven
visit is one I've made many times before, but this will be the first
one with a good, solid FM radio, I hope. Dutch FM ERPs seem to be
rather low; the last time I was in suburban Eindhoven, I had really
lousy reception.

Back on topic, the PL-390 is sort of tempting, but I doubt that the
speaker quality would be of much use. I might think about a PL-310
instead, but I really, really like Easy Tuning Mode on the PL-380.


Re: Fw: Tecsun PL-310 or PL-380

drbreslin@...
 

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Re: Received the NatGeo G8

Harold
 

You can get a wall wart directly from the Eton store under parts/accessories.
By "lack of signal indicators" do you mean the signal strength and signal to noise ratio? My G8 has this.


Re: Received the NatGeo G8

Stuart
 

I found a voltage/polarity-selectable, multiple-tip, regulated and filtered 300mw one at Radio Shack for $20+. Dead quiet on my G-8.


Stu Morrison

--- In ultralightdx@..., "ppasteur" <ppasteur@...> wrote:

I got mine today. Pretty nifty little radio. So far (only cursory testing for a short time)it does not seem to be as good as the PL-310 or 380 ON MW. Lack signal indicators and multiple bandwidths, but I guess everybody but me knew that :)

Still a good deal for less than $25 delivered.

Phil
Anyone know where to get a power supply for the G8? (Wall wart). As normal, Eton did not choose to include one.

--- In ultralightdx@..., "surveyor6180" <hmgaffney@> wrote:

A little over 5 days after ordering it I got it via UPS today.
It's identical to the one I bought from Eton 3 months ago.
I haven't compared it performance wise as I might gift it but either way I'm pleased considering the price.[$19.95+$5.95 shipping]

Harold


Re: Tecsun pl-390

Mark Roberts
 

Thank you all, Marc, Henk, and Kevin, for your information and observations.

I will definitely be in Paris, Brussels, and near Eindhoven (NL);
we'll also have a car from Paris, going through the battlefields and
Luxembourg and thence through Wallonia into Brussels. The Eindhoven
visit is one I've made many times before, but this will be the first
one with a good, solid FM radio, I hope. Dutch FM ERPs seem to be
rather low; the last time I was in suburban Eindhoven, I had really
lousy reception.

Back on topic, the PL-390 is sort of tempting, but I doubt that the
speaker quality would be of much use. I might think about a PL-310
instead, but I really, really like Easy Tuning Mode on the PL-380.


Fw: Tecsun PL-310 or PL-380

Phil Bytheway <phil_tekno@...>
 

Folks,

This fellow is seeking advice on an Ultralight.
He said it was ok to forward this to the group.
Please reply to his email: taichats2@...
If we're real nice, he'll probably join the group!!
 

Phil Bytheway
IRCA Bookstore
Seattle WA
Drake R-7 / KIWA Loop



----- Forwarded Message ----

From: Fred Eatock
To: phil_tekno@...; Geralyn Hollerman
Sent: Mon, July 19, 2010 4:50:25 PM
Subject: Tecsun PL-310 or PL-380

Hi Lynn and Phil,

Pardon the intrusion.

I'm wondering if anyone at IRCA has heard of the Tecsun ultralights, PL-310 and/or PL-380
being available for commercial sale in the US at some place like Radio Shack.

I tried a couple of times to make a purchase of these sets via Amazon, but the order kept
being bounced with some obscure comment from Amazon about being unable to ship to
my location in California. I'm not hot about using PayPal after reading customer reviews.

Despite IRCA member complaints about the Grundig G8 performance, I've been pleasantly
surprised by the one I purchased a couple of months back, and would like to acquire at least
one of these other PL-310/380 sets.

Thanks for any insights, and 73.

Fred, kf6b


Re: Oregon Coast DXpedition

Gary DeBock
 

Hi Rob,
 
Wow, I certainly wish you were here, brother! Your SRF-T615 would be logging up a ton of DU-DX, maybe enough to make you forget about FM for a little while?
 
Hold on to the Award Certificate applications-- this Motel doesn't have Adobe Photoshop software :-)  Good luck with E-skip and tropo, buddy, but be assured that MW-DX is alive, well and kicking!!!
 
73, Gary



-----Original Message-----
From: Robert S.Ross VA3SW
To: ultralightdx@...
Sent: Wed, Jul 21, 2010 3:39 pm
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Oregon Coast DXpedition

 
D1028Gary@aol.com wrote:
 
Hello All,
I'm sending this initial report at the Liberty Inn Motel in Lincoln City, OR,...........
The barefoot Sony SRF-T615 also easily received both stations, a very rare event for a stock Ultralight radio.
73, Gary DeBock (N7EKX), in Lincoln City, OR   

Hurray!!!!! For the Barefoot SRF-T615........You're bringing Tears to my eyes Gary!! As good as my 2, T615's are....they have never heard any Trans Pacifics from here!! HAHAHHAHA. Maybe I should say "NOT YET!!" ....Yeah I know that's even funnier!!

Glad you are experiencing Great Conditions........and I hope you log some more NEW ONES!! See if you can log something really Exotic for John!!

73.......ROB VA3SW

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA


Re: Oregon Coast DXpedition

Gary DeBock
 

Hi Tony,
 
Thanks a bunch!
 
Patrick on the IRCA list also steered me towards Noumea as the likely 666 French station-- something that certainly made my day. Thanks very much for your help, and wish you were here to hear the Kiwis at 9+ signal levels!! :-)
 
73, Gary



-----Original Message-----
From: Tony Ward
To: ultralightdx@...
Sent: Wed, Jul 21, 2010 4:56 am
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Oregon Coast DXpedition

 
Enjoy Gary! 666 in French most likely RFO Noumea --- but you knew that eh? It used to be quite strong in Auckland ...
 
Tony (VE3NO) ComputerViz, NYAA Starfest On-Line

tonyward@rogers.com
http://www.nyaa.ca


Is it just me, or are the nights getting longer?



From: "D1028Gary@aol.com" com>
To: ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com; irca@hard-core-dx.com
Sent: Wed, July 21, 2010 12:26:46 AM
Subject: [ultralightdx] Oregon Coast DXpedition

 
Hello All,
I'm sending this initial report at the Liberty Inn Motel in Lincoln City, OR, so please forgive any bizarre email transformations. Ruth, Danny and I left Puyallup on Saturday for a 7-day family vacation, and although I was unsuccessful in persuading them to stay at the Grayland Motel, it was possible to arrange lodging in Oregon within walking distance of TP-enhanced ocean beaches.
My equipment is rather basic, with a newly-designed 7.5" plug-in loopstick Tecsun PL-380 ULR (both LW and MW 7.5" plug-in loopsticks) and a 3' portable PVC tuned passive loop, which is designed to easily fit in a crammed compact car trunk (and be assembled, in the dark,within a couple of minutes).
South Pacific DX has been excellent for the first 3 days, with 18 DU's (South Pacific DX) stations heard from Australia, New Zeakand, Fiji (639), Tahiti (738). and a French-speaking station on 666 kHz that I've never heard at Grayland. Multiple DU's have been fighting it out on several frequencies such as 531, 639, 657, 738, 891 and a few others. This morning I had the thrilling experience of making an MP3 of two stations on 738 kHz (Tahiti and ABC Grafton, Australia) fighting it out with both at 9+ levels, maxing out the PL-380's digital S/N indicator with a 25 reading (with RSSI of 55). THe barefoot Sony SRF-T615 also easily received both stations, a very rare event for a stock Ultralight radio. New DU's on 585, 603, 666 and 684 kHz have also been received, but several of these will require assistance from DU-DX experts for definite identification. MP3's have been made, of course,  for such future detective work 
Because of dissatisfaction with our Seaside, OR motel (which had a very crowded, smoky beach with serious RF hash from adjacent motels and walkway lights), we decided to move to this Linclon City, OR location, which seems like a dream come true for DXers. There is a cliff adjacent to the nearby ocean beach, with an ideal picnic table for radio and PVC loop setup. The cliff seems to add at least 5 dB to DU signals, making Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands boom in on the modest equipment.
We have four more days to go in this DXers' paradise, and like John Bryant used to say, even if you've already had a blast with DXing fun, it's never too late to be greedy for more! After returning to Puyallup, I should upload the various MP3's, and a full DXpedition report. Thanks again to Walt for his recent Masset DU logs, which have been extremely useful. Have fun, guys!
73, Gary DeBock (N7EKX), in Lincoln City, OR      


Re: Tecsun pl-390

texnote
 

So that is an increase of 1.5 inches over the antenna in the PL-380 which is 3 1/8 inches.

--- In ultralightdx@..., "Keith Rennie" <krennie@...> wrote:

Hope I'm not too late with this info, but...

The PL-390's internal antenna is 4 5/8in/118mm wide.

I've posted pics. I left the blurry one in to show the real estate.
K




-----Original Message-----
From: ultralightdx@... [mailto:ultralightdx@...]On
Behalf Of dhsatyadhana
Sent: July 21, 2010 10:36
To: ultralightdx@...
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: Tecsun pl-390



Thanks for the link! No surprise that it isn't a MW DXer's dream, but I
rarely use them barefoot, so it's not a deal-breaker. It will be interesting
to see if there is some available real estate inside to retrofit a larger
ferrite, though!

Kevin

--- In ultralightdx@..., "cbyjeqjd" <cbyjeqjd@> wrote:
>
> I was considering it but then read this second hand info saying the
ferrite is 2.4 inches.
>
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ultralightdx/message/9969
>
> Steve
>
> --- In ultralightdx@..., "dhsatyadhana" <satya@> wrote:
> >
> > Hi Marc/all:
> >
> > I just ordered a Tecsun PL-390 off of eBay from Joyce at "Anon-co", a
very reliable ULR vendor. The PL-390 is too big to be an ULR, but the mp3
input is something that I would actually very much like, especially as a
bedroom "clock radio" and a travel radio, so I finally couldn't resist.
> >
> > I am hoping that the longer case might mean a longer ferrite, but I
kinda doubt it. If it has a lack of soft-mute, and/or a longer whip (full
quarter wave?) antenna for FM, that would be a plus as well.
> >
> > After it arrives, I'll post my preliminary results as to how it stacks
up against the PL-380 et al.
> >
> > Kevin S
> > Bainbridge Island, WA
> >
> >
> > --- In ultralightdx@..., gratiscomputer <gratiscomputer@>
wrote:
> > >
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > Did somebody already order a 390, and what does it sound like??
> > >
> > > I have adapted my 380, and need maybe another kinda 380, with no
floor
> > > for dx... (and original electronics).
> > >
> > > I was on holliday in France, and bought a not so ultra light
am/fm/sw
> > > tuner, it has 120m-11m spread in 3 bands, plus 2 medium wave bands
> > > etc... It is called "Continental Edison", and is labeled "Made in
> > > Poland". Due to the holliday I waited for ordering, but am thinking
> > > about it right now. The pl390 adds "something", but if a pl4-4-4 (or
> > > so) would come out, (with quadrophony)... I could wait, and see ;-)
> > >
> > >
> > > Marc
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > What's on Shortwave guide: choose an hour, go!
> > > http://shortwave.tk
> > > 700+ Radio Stations on SW http://swstations.tk
> > > 300+ languages on SW http://radiolanguages.tk
> > >
> >
>


Re: Received the NatGeo G8

Phil Pasteur
 

I got mine today. Pretty nifty little radio. So far (only cursory testing for a short time)it does not seem to be as good as the PL-310 or 380 ON MW. Lack signal indicators and multiple bandwidths, but I guess everybody but me knew that :)

Still a good deal for less than $25 delivered.

Phil
Anyone know where to get a power supply for the G8? (Wall wart). As normal, Eton did not choose to include one.

--- In ultralightdx@..., "surveyor6180" <hmgaffney@...> wrote:

A little over 5 days after ordering it I got it via UPS today.
It's identical to the one I bought from Eton 3 months ago.
I haven't compared it performance wise as I might gift it but either way I'm pleased considering the price.[$19.95+$5.95 shipping]

Harold


Re: Oregon Coast DXpedition

Gary DeBock
 

Hi Bill,
 
Thanks for your comments, and wish you were here to enjoy the DX!
 
"DU" is a generic term for "down under," or South Pacific medium-wave DX. This can include Australia, New Zealand, various South Pacific Islands, etc. It has no relation to the amateur radio "DU" prefix for the Philippines (a point that was confusing to me also, an extra class CW QRP fanatic, when I returned to MW DXing in 2007) . One of the quirks about this type of transoceanic DX available here on the west coast is that it occurs primarily during the "dog days" of summer, when the rest of the continent's medium wave DXers are suffering through static noise and poor propagation. Presumably this is because the DX stations in the Southern Hemisphere are enjoying their winter DX season, and Trans-Equatorial propagation gets a boost from this.
 
DU DXing seems highly dependent upon salt water beaches for much success, which motivates fanatics like me, Guy Atkins, Kevin Schanilec, Nick Hall-Patch, Walt Salmaniw, etc. to schedule multiple Pacific Ocean beach runs during the months of July and August. South Pacific DX station propagation is extremely variable from day to day, making DU chasing the AM-DXing hobby equivalent of visiting a casino. You can have either fantastic propagation, absolutely nothing, or anything in between-- depending upon the luck of the draw. Maybe that is one reason why it is so addictive? :-)
 
73, Gary      


-----Original Message-----
From: Bill M
To: ultralightdx@...
Sent: Tue, Jul 20, 2010 10:52 pm
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Oregon Coast DXpedition

 
D1028Gary@... wrote:
>
Multiple DU's have been fighting it out

What do you mean by DU's. Philippine stations?

Sounds like a great DX-pedition. Keep us informed.

-Bill


Re: Tecsun pl-390

cbyjeqjd <cbyjeqjd@...>
 

Hey, thanks.

--- In ultralightdx@..., "Keith Rennie" <krennie@...> wrote:

Hope I'm not too late with this info, but...

The PL-390's internal antenna is 4 5/8in/118mm wide.

I've posted pics. I left the blurry one in to show the real estate.
K




-----Original Message-----
From: ultralightdx@... [mailto:ultralightdx@...]On
Behalf Of dhsatyadhana
Sent: July 21, 2010 10:36
To: ultralightdx@...
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: Tecsun pl-390



Thanks for the link! No surprise that it isn't a MW DXer's dream, but I
rarely use them barefoot, so it's not a deal-breaker. It will be interesting
to see if there is some available real estate inside to retrofit a larger
ferrite, though!

Kevin

--- In ultralightdx@..., "cbyjeqjd" <cbyjeqjd@> wrote:
>
> I was considering it but then read this second hand info saying the
ferrite is 2.4 inches.
>
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ultralightdx/message/9969
>
> Steve
>
> --- In ultralightdx@..., "dhsatyadhana" <satya@> wrote:
> >
> > Hi Marc/all:
> >
> > I just ordered a Tecsun PL-390 off of eBay from Joyce at "Anon-co", a
very reliable ULR vendor. The PL-390 is too big to be an ULR, but the mp3
input is something that I would actually very much like, especially as a
bedroom "clock radio" and a travel radio, so I finally couldn't resist.
> >
> > I am hoping that the longer case might mean a longer ferrite, but I
kinda doubt it. If it has a lack of soft-mute, and/or a longer whip (full
quarter wave?) antenna for FM, that would be a plus as well.
> >
> > After it arrives, I'll post my preliminary results as to how it stacks
up against the PL-380 et al.
> >
> > Kevin S
> > Bainbridge Island, WA
> >
> >
> > --- In ultralightdx@..., gratiscomputer <gratiscomputer@>
wrote:
> > >
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > Did somebody already order a 390, and what does it sound like??
> > >
> > > I have adapted my 380, and need maybe another kinda 380, with no
floor
> > > for dx... (and original electronics).
> > >
> > > I was on holliday in France, and bought a not so ultra light
am/fm/sw
> > > tuner, it has 120m-11m spread in 3 bands, plus 2 medium wave bands
> > > etc... It is called "Continental Edison", and is labeled "Made in
> > > Poland". Due to the holliday I waited for ordering, but am thinking
> > > about it right now. The pl390 adds "something", but if a pl4-4-4 (or
> > > so) would come out, (with quadrophony)... I could wait, and see ;-)
> > >
> > >
> > > Marc
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > What's on Shortwave guide: choose an hour, go!
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Re: Oregon Coast DXpedition

Tony Ward
 

I could phone you up and sing you some Maori songs if you like Rob! Perhaps not quite the same kick eh?
 
Tony (VE3NO) ComputerViz, NYAA Starfest On-Line

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From: Robert S.Ross VA3SW
To: ultralightdx@...
Sent: Wed, July 21, 2010 6:39:58 PM
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Oregon Coast DXpedition

 

D1028Gary@aol. com wrote:

 

Hello All,
I'm sending this initial report at the Liberty Inn Motel in Lincoln City, OR,......... ..

The barefoot Sony SRF-T615 also easily received both stations, a very rare event for a stock Ultralight radio.

73, Gary DeBock (N7EKX), in Lincoln City, OR   

Hurray!!!!! For the Barefoot SRF-T615.... ....You're bringing Tears to my eyes Gary!! As good as my 2, T615's are....they have never heard any Trans Pacifics from here!! HAHAHHAHA. Maybe I should say "NOT YET!!" ....Yeah I know that's even funnier!!

Glad you are experiencing Great Conditions.. ......and I hope you log some more NEW ONES!! See if you can log something really Exotic for John!!

73.......ROB VA3SW

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA


Re: Oregon Coast DXpedition

robert ross
 

D1028Gary@... wrote:
 

Hello All,
I'm sending this initial report at the Liberty Inn Motel in Lincoln City, OR,...........

The barefoot Sony SRF-T615 also easily received both stations, a very rare event for a stock Ultralight radio.

73, Gary DeBock (N7EKX), in Lincoln City, OR   


Hurray!!!!! For the Barefoot SRF-T615........You're bringing Tears to my eyes Gary!! As good as my 2, T615's are....they have never heard any Trans Pacifics from here!! HAHAHHAHA. Maybe I should say "NOT YET!!" ....Yeah I know that's even funnier!!

Glad you are experiencing Great Conditions........and I hope you log some more NEW ONES!! See if you can log something really Exotic for John!!

73.......ROB VA3SW

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA