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GS Ultralight Loggings Apr. 8, 2009

Greg Shoom <shoomg@...>
 

Ultralight loggings for Wed. Apr. 8, 2009. All stations logged from Toronto, ON. Dates and times in UTC.

One more station added to the ultralight log. Total ultralight count is now: 286.

1660 WFNA NC Charlotte - 08-Apr-2009 0157 UTC - ESPN Radio, with sports scores. ID at top of hour with callsign and location. In null of WWRU. 10 / 1 kW. Sony SRF-59. (Fair).
--> New station for the overall log.

Best,
Greg Shoom
VE3LXL


GS Ultralight Loggings Apr. 6, 2009

Greg Shoom <shoomg@...>
 

Ultralight loggings for Mon. Apr. 6, 2009. All stations logged from Toronto, ON. Dates and times in UTC.

Two more stations added to the ultralight log. Total ultralight count is now: 285. Total graveyard station count is now: 34.

These are the results of another overnight recording session on a graveyard frequency, this time 1490. I heard two new stations, within eleven minutes of each other, but for the other 8 plus hours of the recording, heard almost nothing identifiable, except for a probable WBTA ID (which is already in my ultralight log) and a second ID for one of the new stations below.

1490 WBCB PA Levittown - 06-Apr-2009 0631 UTC - Nostalgia music. ID "1490 WBCB" by female voice. Signal suddenly popped up strong for a minute or so, then was gone back into the mud. 1 kW. Sangean DT-400W. (Poor).
--> New station for the overall log.

1490 WDLC NY Port Jervis - 06-Apr-2009 0642 UTC - Oldies: The Doors "People are Strange". Talk, ID "1490 WDLC" I heard a second ID for this station several hours later in the recording, too. 1 kW. Sangean DT-400W. (Poor).
--> New station for the overall log.

Best,
Greg Shoom
VE3LXL


Re: TECSUN R9012 NEW MODELS received from TQUCHINA and DPM...

Gary DeBock
 

Hi Joe,
 
The eBay seller that Rob and I purchased from is "tquchina," not "tqchina." He is one of the primary sellers of Chinese radios on eBay, and has a 100% feedback rating.
 
Another eBay seller with Tecsun R9012's available (at a slightly lower price) is "dpmega." He also is highly reputable, and offers the ergonomically friendly R9012 for under $20, including shipping to North America.
 
73, Gary 
 
 
In a message dated 4/10/2009 6:27:36 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, jlanoue@... writes:


I'm not seeing the 9012 listed on ebay/tqchina. What am I missing?

..Joe

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "Jack Leonard" .> wrote:
>
> Thanks Gary, I ordered one from that seller.
> Jack Leonard
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: D1028Gary@...
> To: ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Thursday, April 09, 2009 1:49 PM
> Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] TECSUN R9012 NEW MODELS received from TQUCHINA and DPMEGA....
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Hi Rob,
>
> Great to hear that your new black R9012 analog DXing machines have arrived, and are working well! My own pair of replacements for the 2005 lemons is probably on the way from "Tquchina," who has to be one of the best sellers on eBay.
>
> For the rest of you still on the fence about the Tecsun R9012, do your thumb a bid favor, and invest all of $9 (or under $20 including shipping, from "dpmega") in a superb analog portable with an actual round tuning knob.
>
> 73, Gary DeBock
>
>
> In a message dated 4/9/2009 8:59:30 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, va3sw@... writes:
>
>
>
> Hi Guys:
>
> Today I received NEW BLACK CASED Models of the TECSUN R9012 ULR's from
> both TQUCHINA and DPMEGA in China!! The Radio from TQUCHINA was a FREE
> REPLACEMENT for the 2005 ORANGE CASED MODEL which I received earlier
> and was not happy with. He replaced the Radio without me having to
> return the Faulty Unit which saved me packing it up and Paying to return
> it.....so that was appreciated!! I also purchased a TECSUN AN-200 Loop
> Antenna from TQUCHINA and it was in the same shipment and arrived Packed
> extremely well!! I am very happy with the GREAT SERVICE from TQUCHINA.
> Both this package and the R9012 received from DP MEGA arrived very
> quickly and I would recommend both these sellers for anyone looking to
> purchase ULRs in the future.
>
> The R9012 received from DPMEGA is BLACK CASED and has the 2008 Serial
> Number and Year of Manufacture. However...the Black Cased Unit from
> TQUCHINA has a 2009 SERIAL # and YEAR OF MANUFACTURE!!! EVEN NEWER!!!!!
> The Serial Number on this one is...........
>
> 08920090100753
>
> Both the 2008 received from DPMEGA and 2009 received fro m TQUCHINA work
> GREAT!!! They are both gonna be nice little ULR DX Machines!! It is
> amazing the difference in SENSITIVITY between the 2005 ORANGE CASED
> MODELS and the 2008 & 2009 BLACK CASED MODELS.
>
> So........If you're looking for the LATEST Model of 9012 with a BLACK
> CASE....TQUCHINA is now selling Radios manufactured in 2009!!!
>
> Now.......Lets see if I can dig out anything new with either of them!!!
> HHAHHAHA.....
>
> Regards....ROB.
>
> Robert S. Ross VA3SW
> London, Ontario CANADA
>
>
>
>
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Re: TECSUN R9012 NEW MODELS received from TQUCHINA and DPMEGA....

joe.lanoue <jlanoue@...>
 

I'm not seeing the 9012 listed on ebay/tqchina. What am I missing?

..Joe

--- In ultralightdx@..., "Jack Leonard" <jleonard@...> wrote:

Thanks Gary, I ordered one from that seller.
Jack Leonard
----- Original Message -----
From: D1028Gary@...
To: ultralightdx@...
Sent: Thursday, April 09, 2009 1:49 PM
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] TECSUN R9012 NEW MODELS received from TQUCHINA and DPMEGA....






Hi Rob,

Great to hear that your new black R9012 analog DXing machines have arrived, and are working well! My own pair of replacements for the 2005 lemons is probably on the way from "Tquchina," who has to be one of the best sellers on eBay.

For the rest of you still on the fence about the Tecsun R9012, do your thumb a bid favor, and invest all of $9 (or under $20 including shipping, from "dpmega") in a superb analog portable with an actual round tuning knob.

73, Gary DeBock


In a message dated 4/9/2009 8:59:30 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, va3sw@... writes:



Hi Guys:

Today I received NEW BLACK CASED Models of the TECSUN R9012 ULR's from
both TQUCHINA and DPMEGA in China!! The Radio from TQUCHINA was a FREE
REPLACEMENT for the 2005 ORANGE CASED MODEL which I received earlier
and was not happy with. He replaced the Radio without me having to
return the Faulty Unit which saved me packing it up and Paying to return
it.....so that was appreciated!! I also purchased a TECSUN AN-200 Loop
Antenna from TQUCHINA and it was in the same shipment and arrived Packed
extremely well!! I am very happy with the GREAT SERVICE from TQUCHINA.
Both this package and the R9012 received from DP MEGA arrived very
quickly and I would recommend both these sellers for anyone looking to
purchase ULRs in the future.

The R9012 received from DPMEGA is BLACK CASED and has the 2008 Serial
Number and Year of Manufacture. However...the Black Cased Unit from
TQUCHINA has a 2009 SERIAL # and YEAR OF MANUFACTURE!!! EVEN NEWER!!!!!
The Serial Number on this one is...........

08920090100753

Both the 2008 received from DPMEGA and 2009 received fro m TQUCHINA work
GREAT!!! They are both gonna be nice little ULR DX Machines!! It is
amazing the difference in SENSITIVITY between the 2005 ORANGE CASED
MODELS and the 2008 & 2009 BLACK CASED MODELS.

So........If you're looking for the LATEST Model of 9012 with a BLACK
CASE....TQUCHINA is now selling Radios manufactured in 2009!!!

Now.......Lets see if I can dig out anything new with either of them!!!
HHAHHAHA.....

Regards....ROB.

Robert S. Ross VA3SW
London, Ontario CANADA




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Three New Ones Yesterday!

John Cereghin <jcereghin@...>
 

I haven't had a day like this in a while, with 3 new UL stations bagged on the DT-400W barefoot.

1490 WBCB Levittown PA, 2000 TOH ID after country music program, with fiddle music that really cut through the gumbo. ID'ed by //webstream. I've been chasing this station for months and finally bagged them.

1470 WTZE Tazewell VA, 2150-2200, supposed to be 5kw daytime but heard at 10 PM with Alen Combes show, TOH ID along with WHIS in Bluefield VA. Heard several PSAs for the Red Cross in "Bluefield, West Virginia", then faded out, but back by 2150 with good IDs, so on late?

950 WCTN Potomac MD 0015 on April 10 with DX test, I managed to wake up in time for the test. Motown-type music with a catch of a WCTN ID. Down in the mud but did manage to dig it out. Not often heard here as Philadelphia usually dominates.

UL station count now at 529 stations.

John Cereghin
Smyrna DE


950 WCTN DX Test Heard.........I Think?????.....................

robert ross
 

Hi Guys:

I tried for the 950 WCTN DX test earlier tonight..and I'm pretty sure it was them I heard. Here's the details of my reception......

Radio Used....SONY SRF-T615 Ultralight Barefoot.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Thanks to all who arranged the Test!!

*************************************************************************
950 WCTN Potomac, MARYLAND APR/10/09 0004-0017 EDT EE PR-FR
Tuned in @ 0004...Mixing with WWJ and Radio Reloj. Playing Song "Do you
believe in Magic" by Lovin Spoonful til 0008 edt. Into song by Female....
"Yesterme, yesteryou, yesterday??" @ 0008-0010. Spoken ID by Male DJ sounded like
WCTN @ 0010 edt. Female Singing Old Standard song @ 0010-0013 edt.
ID sung out by Females @ 0013 as "AM 950 WCTN??" Into song Midnight Train to Georgia
by Gladys Knight @ 0013-0017 edt. ID again @ 0017...but hard to copy under WWJ.
Not heard again after 0017 as under WWJ.


NEW STATION NEW ULR # 664 2500 Watts
ROSS, ONT.
****************************************************************************

73..ROB

Robert S. Ross VA3SW
London, Ontario CANADA


Re: Sony ICF-R100MT

m_a_schuster
 

Searching through the Sony Japan web site for "hits" on this model, I stumbled on a PDF of the owner's manual (in Japanese). A rear view of the set makes it obvious that the round "ear" thing in the upper left corner is an ear bud that pops out. (Sorta like the SRF-SX100RV AM stereo model I once owned, which had a spring-loaded reel-in set of stereo ear buds built into the back).

Near the back of the manual are the specs - MW goes to 1710 KHz but only in 9 KHz steps - I see nothing to indicate that the step can be switched.

--- In ultralightdx@..., "Guy Atkins" <dx@...> wrote:

Hi Paul,

the ICF-R100MT is certainly an interesting radio. Based on its design, it may be an offshoot of the ICF-T615.

I checked out the links you mentioned, and noted a comment that it is a "AM High Sensitivity Design: Large built-in AM antenna design that uses high-sensitivity bar." This sounds encouraging!

I'm curious about the round "ear" on the radio that appears on the upper left corner of the case. I did find another photo that shows this as a full disc, coupled to the radio by what appears to be a cord or wire. It looks to big to be an earphone, so I think it may be a tiny speaker on a retractable cord. This would allow the user to clip the speaker on their collar while the radio stays in the protective holster on a belt loop or in a pocket. This kind of use would be appropriate for the mountain hiker crowd the radio is targeting.

Guy Atkins
Puyallup, WA
www.perseus-sdr.blogspot.com


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

New pocket AM/FM radio from Sony, released July 2008:

http://www.japantoday.com/category/new-products/view/portable-radio-for-mountains

See sales page on Amazon Japan:
http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B001AR653I

With a price of about $93.

Has anybody used this or seen it?

Paul


Re: My Cheap Chinese Radio

Chris Knight <chris@...>
 

Gary,

There's another advantage to SSB capability, similar to your second reason.
If a receiver has LSB and USB selections, this can also be used to minimize
adjacent-channel IBOC hash. The Sony ICF-SW7600GR comes to mind as one such
portable. Effectively reducing or eliminating IBOC hash is sort of
counter-intuitive to reducing the splatter from an adjacent-channel local.
Example: if local KLZ-560 doesn't run IBOC and you want to receive KRAI-550,
you would select LSB to reduce the splatter. If KLZ runs IBOC, you would use
USB to escape the -15kHz IBOC edge at 545 which is likely stronger than the
splatter.

Unfortunately, local KLZ runs IBOC 24/7. So the first example is just a
fantasy lol.

73,

Chris Knight

-----Original Message-----
From: ultralightdx@...
[mailto:ultralightdx@...]On Behalf Of Gary DeBock
Sent: Thursday, April 09, 2009 12:17 PM
To: ultralightdx@...
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: My Cheap Chinese Radio


-Hello Jack,

Your question was on the Ultralightdx Yahoo site, but for some reason the
related email wasn't sent to me yesterday by Yahoo (as almost all
Ultralightdx messages are).

There are two major reasons to use SSB capability on the AM band. First (and
most importantly), the SSB mode can be used to detect the carrier strength
of weak stations. This is done by placing the receiver in the SSB mode, and
checking the srength of the "whistle," as you tune across the target
station's frequency. TA and TP DXers constantly use this method to check
propagation to different parts of the world, as well as to individual target
stations. Full description of this technique is contained in the article
"Receiving Your First Thrilling TP on a Stock Pocket Radio," posted on
http://www.dxer.ca.

Secondly, the SSB mode can greatly assist in receiving weak stations
adjacent to strong locals. Placing the receiver in the SSB mode and tuning
in the weak station's audio is usually far more effective than trying to dig
it out in the AM mode. The better SSB receivers permit the reception of the
weak station's "Exalted Carrier" on either the upper or lower sideband of
the fundamental frequency, allowing the DXer to get an even better signal
(and better escape splatter from the local).

73, Gary


Re: Degan DE1103/Kaito KA1103

Greg Shoom <shoomg@...>
 

Too bad the 1103 doesn't qualify as an ultralight - my Kaito KA-1103 is one of my favorite radios. Actually I have two of them, and an Eton E5 as well, I like the radio so much. The 1103's user controls are kind of weird, but the performance is pretty amazing.

GS.

--
$
$ Greg Shoom - shoom@...
$ Toronto, Ontario, Canada
$


Re: My Cheap Chinese Radio

Jack Leonard <jleonard@...>
 

Thanks again Gary, I read your earlier post and you had already answered that question about SSB and Ultralight eligibility, sorry about that. Can you use the SSB feature for domestic DXing? If so I think the Eton e5 might be a good candidate for that? Is that what you were referring in your earlier post where you talked about "Exalted Carrier"?
Jack Leonard

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, April 09, 2009 2:43 PM
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Re: My Cheap Chinese Radio

Hi Jack,
 
The DE1103's SSB capability makes the model ineligible for Ultralight definition status, since SSB is considered a special advantage not available in "average consumer radios." 
 
Although there is some give-and-take on other points like dual conversion and selectable filters, the concept is that Ultralight radio DXers must primarily depend on their own skill and knowledge in making DX catches with basic radios, and not depend on the most advanced equipment.
 
73, Gary
   
 
In a message dated 4/9/2009 11:32:38 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, jleonard@xplornet.com writes:


Ok Gary, thanks for that explanation, I didn't know I could use SSB while in MW, I'll give it a try. I just read a review of the Eton e5 and apparently it the basic same radio as the Degen DE1103 and comes highly recommended. I've been considering buying the 1103, can it be considered an Ultralight?
Thanks
Jack Leonard
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, April 09, 2009 2:16 PM
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: My Cheap Chinese Radio

-Hello Jack,

Your question was on the Ultralightdx Yahoo site, but for some reason the related email wasn't sent to me yesterday by Yahoo (as almost all Ultralightdx messages are).

There are two major reasons to use SSB capability on the AM band. First (and most importantly), the SSB mode can be used to detect the carrier strength of weak stations. This is done by placing the receiver in the SSB mode, and checking the srength of the "whistle," as you tune across the target station's frequency. TA and TP DXers constantly use this method to check propagation to different parts of the world, as well as to individual target stations. Full description of this technique is contained in the article "Receiving Your First Thrilling TP on a Stock Pocket Radio," posted on http://www.dxer.ca.

Secondly, the SSB mode can greatly assist in receiving weak stations adjacent to strong locals. Placing the receiver in the SSB mode and tuning in the weak station's audio is usually far more effective than trying to dig it out in the AM mode. The better SSB receivers permit the reception of the weak station's "Exalted Carrier" on either the upper or lower sideband of the fundamental frequency, allowing the DXer to get an even better signal (and better escape splatter from the local).

73, Gary

-- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "Jack Leonard" .> wrote:
>
> Gary, sorry to belabor this, but yes you are probably right that the PL-600 is a good buy around $65 and I will probably take a chance. I'm confused about your use of SSB on MW DXing? Can you explain (sloowly) just what you are doing with the SSB? I thougth SSB was on SW only?
> Thanks
> Jack Leonard
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: D1028Gary@...
> To: ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Wednesday, April 08, 2009 2:32 PM
> Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] My Cheap Chinese Radio
>
>
>
> Hi Jack,
>
> The Degen DE1103 is one of the very few portables I don't have, primarily because since it is clearly outside of the Ultralight class I haven't had much interest in purchasing one. But I understand it does provide decent performance for its owners, once they adjust to the push-button volume control system.
>
> There are actually two Tecsun PL-600 SSB portables here now, and I plan to install a much more effective 7.5" loopstick (40/44 Litz wire coils on an Amidon Type 61 ferrite bar) on one of them. It will make a highly sensitive, compact SSB spotting receiver for Ultralight TP chasing, when completed. The same thing was done with a Sony ICF-SW7600GR model last year (photo on Ultralightdx), but the cumbersome SSB fine tuning thumb wheel on the Sony is nowhere near as convenient as the Tecsun's round SSB tuning knob.
>
> I know that the Tecsun PL-600 has received some mixed reviews, but from a medium-wave DXer's standpoint, the SSB performance really helps dig out stations adjacent to locals, and allows DXers to quickly check the strength of transoceanic carriers as propagation changes. For $65 plus shipping, it's an unbeatable bargain, in my opinion.
>
> 73, Gary
>
>
>
> In a message dated 4/8/2009 6:40:50 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, jleonard@... writes:
>
> Thanks Gary, I've downloaded the article on the alignment and I'm going to give it a try, after all if I screw it up I'm only out about $18. On the subject of bigger Chinese radios, what do you know or perhaps have heard about the Degen 1103 I believe it is? Do you own a PL 600?
> I think I will also grab one of the 9012's
> Regards
> Jack Leonard
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: D1028Gary@...
> To: ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Tuesday, April 07, 2009 5:07 PM
> Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] My Cheap Chinese Radio
>
>
>
> Hi Jack,
>
> It's great to hear that you find some nice things about your new cheap Chinese radio. Your Tecsun R911 will gain even more AM DXing performance if you can do the alignment steps posted in the Yahoo Ultralightdx file section (also on DXer.Ca.).
>
> In answer to your question about inexpensive Chinese portables with great performance, I have been very pleased with my Tecsun R9012 from the eBay seller "dpmega" ($9.95 plus shipping). It has all the AM-DXing capability of the R911, plus an actual round tuning knob for much more comfortable DXing (especially on the high end).
>
> On a larger scale, I've found the new Tecsun PL-600 SSB receiver to be very competitive with the Sony ICF-SW7600GR as an Ultralight radio SSB spotting receiver, with a superior round tuning knob for SSB fine tuning. It sells on eBay for about $65 plus shipping, or about half of what a new ICF-SW7600GR will cost.
>
> 73, Gary
>
>
> In a message dated 4/7/2009 11:58:40 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, jleonard@... writes:
> I rec'd a Tecsun 911 yesterday in the mail and my first impressions were that it was very cheaply made indeed, with earphones on the "crack" you hear when you change bands will almost break your eardrum. However, enough of the negativity. I also noticed that I very easily picked up two short waves broadcasts and listening again a few minutes ago heard 4 or 5 more on the whip in the middle of the afternoon?? I own a Sangean ATS505 and it won't do that on the whip.
> I also noticed that the 911 will completely null out a 50K watt station only about 20km away.
> This AM just after turning it on I picked up a station in Natick MA which I had never heard before (wbix).
> If this in any indication of the performance I can expect I should be able to add considerably to my DX log.
> So far I'm pleased with what I hear.
> I might also add that I have had a Redsun RP2100 for about 2 weeks now and its performance puts the Sangean ATS505 completely in the shade. I wonder what other high performance radios might be available from Chinese manufacturers?
> Jack Leonard
>
>
>
>
>
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WCTN-950 MD DX Test TONIGHT

Brandon Jordan <bcdx.org@...>
 

This just in to DXTest.info from Chris at WCTN! Spread the word...

http://www.dxtests.info/2009/04/wctn-950-potomac-md-dx-test.html

Date: Friday (late Thursday night), April 10, 2009.
Time: Midnight - 12:30 a.m. Eastern Time, 0400 - 0430 UTC.
Mode of Operation: 2500 watts DA
Programming: Programming will be a mix between adult standards and oldies id's between everything - and the "WCTN Potomac - Cabin John Testing" at the top of the hour.

QSL Information: Please send reception reports to:

WCTN
7825 Tuckerman Lane
Suite 217
Potomac, MD 20854

Many thanks to Chris for scheduling this test! Everyone trying for test please leave a comment at www.dxtests.info on your success.

--
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DXTests.Info web site: http://www.dxtests.info
Editor: IRCA DX Worldwide-East
Submit loggings via: dxww.east@...


Re: Degan DE1103/Kaito KA1103

satya@...
 

Hi Jack:

The DE1102 and 1103 are great radios from what I have read, but they are
not Ultralights. Among other things, they are fairly big, especially the
1103, and have SSB reception capability.

If you'd like to see the full list of attributes/definitions, check out
the definitions towards the end of the Ultralight Gallery and Reference on
DXer.ca.

Thanks - Kevin S
Bainbridge Island, WA

Hey Guys what about the DE1102, it has almost unanimous good reviews on
Eham and it still available on Ebay. Can it be considered an Ultralight?
Jack Leonard


Re: TECSUN R9012 NEW MODELS received from TQUCHINA and DPMEGA....

Jack Leonard <jleonard@...>
 

Thanks Gary, I ordered one from that seller.
Jack Leonard

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, April 09, 2009 1:49 PM
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] TECSUN R9012 NEW MODELS received from TQUCHINA and DPMEGA....

Hi Rob,
 
Great to hear that your new black R9012 analog DXing machines have arrived, and are working well! My own pair of replacements for the 2005 lemons is probably on the way from "Tquchina," who has to be one of the best sellers on eBay.
 
For the rest of you still on the fence about the Tecsun R9012, do your thumb a bid favor, and invest all of $9 (or under $20 including shipping, from "dpmega") in a superb analog portable with an actual round tuning knob.
 
73, Gary DeBock
 
 
In a message dated 4/9/2009 8:59:30 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, va3sw@rogers.com writes:


Hi Guys:

Today I received NEW BLACK CASED Models of the TECSUN R9012 ULR's from
both TQUCHINA and DPMEGA in China!! The Radio from TQUCHINA was a FREE
REPLACEMENT for the 2005 ORANGE CASED MODEL which I received earlier
and was not happy with. He replaced the Radio without me having to
return the Faulty Unit which saved me packing it up and Paying to return
it.....so that was appreciated!! I also purchased a TECSUN AN-200 Loop
Antenna from TQUCHINA and it was in the same shipment and arrived Packed
extremely well!! I am very happy with the GREAT SERVICE from TQUCHINA.
Both this package and the R9012 received from DP MEGA arrived very
quickly and I would recommend both these sellers for anyone looking to
purchase ULRs in the future.

The R9012 received from DPMEGA is BLACK CASED and has the 2008 Serial
Number and Year of Manufacture. However...the Black Cased Unit from
TQUCHINA has a 2009 SERIAL # and YEAR OF MANUFACTURE!!! EVEN NEWER!!!!!
The Serial Number on this one is...........

08920090100753

Both the 2008 received from DPMEGA and 2009 received fro m TQUCHINA work
GREAT!!! They are both gonna be nice little ULR DX Machines!! It is
amazing the difference in SENSITIVITY between the 2005 ORANGE CASED
MODELS and the 2008 & 2009 BLACK CASED MODELS.

So........If you're looking for the LATEST Model of 9012 with a BLACK
CASE....TQUCHINA is now selling Radios manufactured in 2009!!!

Now.......Lets see if I can dig out anything new with either of them!!!
HHAHHAHA.....

Regards....ROB.

Robert S. Ross VA3SW
London, Ontario CANADA



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Re: My Cheap Chinese Radio

Jack Leonard <jleonard@...>
 

Ok Gary, thanks for that explanation, I didn't know I could use SSB while in MW, I'll give it a try. I just read a review of the Eton e5 and apparently it the basic same radio as the Degen DE1103 and comes highly recommended. I've been considering buying the 1103, can it be considered an Ultralight?
Thanks
Jack Leonard

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, April 09, 2009 2:16 PM
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: My Cheap Chinese Radio

-Hello Jack,

Your question was on the Ultralightdx Yahoo site, but for some reason the related email wasn't sent to me yesterday by Yahoo (as almost all Ultralightdx messages are).

There are two major reasons to use SSB capability on the AM band. First (and most importantly), the SSB mode can be used to detect the carrier strength of weak stations. This is done by placing the receiver in the SSB mode, and checking the srength of the "whistle," as you tune across the target station's frequency. TA and TP DXers constantly use this method to check propagation to different parts of the world, as well as to individual target stations. Full description of this technique is contained in the article "Receiving Your First Thrilling TP on a Stock Pocket Radio," posted on http://www.dxer.ca.

Secondly, the SSB mode can greatly assist in receiving weak stations adjacent to strong locals. Placing the receiver in the SSB mode and tuning in the weak station's audio is usually far more effective than trying to dig it out in the AM mode. The better SSB receivers permit the reception of the weak station's "Exalted Carrier" on either the upper or lower sideband of the fundamental frequency, allowing the DXer to get an even better signal (and better escape splatter from the local).

73, Gary

-- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "Jack Leonard" .> wrote:
>
> Gary, sorry to belabor this, but yes you are probably right that the PL-600 is a good buy around $65 and I will probably take a chance. I'm confused about your use of SSB on MW DXing? Can you explain (sloowly) just what you are doing with the SSB? I thougth SSB was on SW only?
> Thanks
> Jack Leonard
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: D1028Gary@...
> To: ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Wednesday, April 08, 2009 2:32 PM
> Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] My Cheap Chinese Radio
>
>
>
> Hi Jack,
>
> The Degen DE1103 is one of the very few portables I don't have, primarily because since it is clearly outside of the Ultralight class I haven't had much interest in purchasing one. But I understand it does provide decent performance for its owners, once they adjust to the push-button volume control system.
>
> There are actually two Tecsun PL-600 SSB portables here now, and I plan to install a much more effective 7.5" loopstick (40/44 Litz wire coils on an Amidon Type 61 ferrite bar) on one of them. It will make a highly sensitive, compact SSB spotting receiver for Ultralight TP chasing, when completed. The same thing was done with a Sony ICF-SW7600GR model last year (photo on Ultralightdx), but the cumbersome SSB fine tuning thumb wheel on the Sony is nowhere near as convenient as the Tecsun's round SSB tuning knob.
>
> I know that the Tecsun PL-600 has received some mixed reviews, but from a medium-wave DXer's standpoint, the SSB performance really helps dig out stations adjacent to locals, and allows DXers to quickly check the strength of transoceanic carriers as propagation changes. For $65 plus shipping, it's an unbeatable bargain, in my opinion.
>
> 73, Gary
>
>
>
> In a message dated 4/8/2009 6:40:50 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, jleonard@... writes:
>
> Thanks Gary, I've downloaded the article on the alignment and I'm going to give it a try, after all if I screw it up I'm only out about $18. On the subject of bigger Chinese radios, what do you know or perhaps have heard about the Degen 1103 I believe it is? Do you own a PL 600?
> I think I will also grab one of the 9012's
> Regards
> Jack Leonard
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: D1028Gary@...
> To: ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Tuesday, April 07, 2009 5:07 PM
> Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] My Cheap Chinese Radio
>
>
>
> Hi Jack,
>
> It's great to hear that you find some nice things about your new cheap Chinese radio. Your Tecsun R911 will gain even more AM DXing performance if you can do the alignment steps posted in the Yahoo Ultralightdx file section (also on DXer.Ca.).
>
> In answer to your question about inexpensive Chinese portables with great performance, I have been very pleased with my Tecsun R9012 from the eBay seller "dpmega" ($9.95 plus shipping). It has all the AM-DXing capability of the R911, plus an actual round tuning knob for much more comfortable DXing (especially on the high end).
>
> On a larger scale, I've found the new Tecsun PL-600 SSB receiver to be very competitive with the Sony ICF-SW7600GR as an Ultralight radio SSB spotting receiver, with a superior round tuning knob for SSB fine tuning. It sells on eBay for about $65 plus shipping, or about half of what a new ICF-SW7600GR will cost.
>
> 73, Gary
>
>
> In a message dated 4/7/2009 11:58:40 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, jleonard@... writes:
> I rec'd a Tecsun 911 yesterday in the mail and my first impressions were that it was very cheaply made indeed, with earphones on the "crack" you hear when you change bands will almost break your eardrum. However, enough of the negativity. I also noticed that I very easily picked up two short waves broadcasts and listening again a few minutes ago heard 4 or 5 more on the whip in the middle of the afternoon?? I own a Sangean ATS505 and it won't do that on the whip.
> I also noticed that the 911 will completely null out a 50K watt station only about 20km away.
> This AM just after turning it on I picked up a station in Natick MA which I had never heard before (wbix).
> If this in any indication of the performance I can expect I should be able to add considerably to my DX log.
> So far I'm pleased with what I hear.
> I might also add that I have had a Redsun RP2100 for about 2 weeks now and its performance puts the Sangean ATS505 completely in the shade. I wonder what other high performance radios might be available from Chinese manufacturers?
> Jack Leonard
>
>
>
>
>
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Re: My Cheap Chinese Radio

Gary DeBock
 

-Hello Jack,

Your question was on the Ultralightdx Yahoo site, but for some reason the related email wasn't sent to me yesterday by Yahoo (as almost all Ultralightdx messages are).

There are two major reasons to use SSB capability on the AM band. First (and most importantly), the SSB mode can be used to detect the carrier strength of weak stations. This is done by placing the receiver in the SSB mode, and checking the srength of the "whistle," as you tune across the target station's frequency. TA and TP DXers constantly use this method to check propagation to different parts of the world, as well as to individual target stations. Full description of this technique is contained in the article "Receiving Your First Thrilling TP on a Stock Pocket Radio," posted on http://www.dxer.ca.

Secondly, the SSB mode can greatly assist in receiving weak stations adjacent to strong locals. Placing the receiver in the SSB mode and tuning in the weak station's audio is usually far more effective than trying to dig it out in the AM mode. The better SSB receivers permit the reception of the weak station's "Exalted Carrier" on either the upper or lower sideband of the fundamental frequency, allowing the DXer to get an even better signal (and better escape splatter from the local).

73, Gary

-- In ultralightdx@..., "Jack Leonard" <jleonard@...> wrote:

Gary, sorry to belabor this, but yes you are probably right that the PL-600 is a good buy around $65 and I will probably take a chance. I'm confused about your use of SSB on MW DXing? Can you explain (sloowly) just what you are doing with the SSB? I thougth SSB was on SW only?
Thanks
Jack Leonard
----- Original Message -----
From: D1028Gary@...
To: ultralightdx@...
Sent: Wednesday, April 08, 2009 2:32 PM
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] My Cheap Chinese Radio



Hi Jack,

The Degen DE1103 is one of the very few portables I don't have, primarily because since it is clearly outside of the Ultralight class I haven't had much interest in purchasing one. But I understand it does provide decent performance for its owners, once they adjust to the push-button volume control system.

There are actually two Tecsun PL-600 SSB portables here now, and I plan to install a much more effective 7.5" loopstick (40/44 Litz wire coils on an Amidon Type 61 ferrite bar) on one of them. It will make a highly sensitive, compact SSB spotting receiver for Ultralight TP chasing, when completed. The same thing was done with a Sony ICF-SW7600GR model last year (photo on Ultralightdx), but the cumbersome SSB fine tuning thumb wheel on the Sony is nowhere near as convenient as the Tecsun's round SSB tuning knob.

I know that the Tecsun PL-600 has received some mixed reviews, but from a medium-wave DXer's standpoint, the SSB performance really helps dig out stations adjacent to locals, and allows DXers to quickly check the strength of transoceanic carriers as propagation changes. For $65 plus shipping, it's an unbeatable bargain, in my opinion.

73, Gary



In a message dated 4/8/2009 6:40:50 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, jleonard@... writes:

Thanks Gary, I've downloaded the article on the alignment and I'm going to give it a try, after all if I screw it up I'm only out about $18. On the subject of bigger Chinese radios, what do you know or perhaps have heard about the Degen 1103 I believe it is? Do you own a PL 600?
I think I will also grab one of the 9012's
Regards
Jack Leonard
----- Original Message -----
From: D1028Gary@...
To: ultralightdx@...
Sent: Tuesday, April 07, 2009 5:07 PM
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] My Cheap Chinese Radio



Hi Jack,

It's great to hear that you find some nice things about your new cheap Chinese radio. Your Tecsun R911 will gain even more AM DXing performance if you can do the alignment steps posted in the Yahoo Ultralightdx file section (also on DXer.Ca.).

In answer to your question about inexpensive Chinese portables with great performance, I have been very pleased with my Tecsun R9012 from the eBay seller "dpmega" ($9.95 plus shipping). It has all the AM-DXing capability of the R911, plus an actual round tuning knob for much more comfortable DXing (especially on the high end).

On a larger scale, I've found the new Tecsun PL-600 SSB receiver to be very competitive with the Sony ICF-SW7600GR as an Ultralight radio SSB spotting receiver, with a superior round tuning knob for SSB fine tuning. It sells on eBay for about $65 plus shipping, or about half of what a new ICF-SW7600GR will cost.

73, Gary


In a message dated 4/7/2009 11:58:40 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, jleonard@... writes:
I rec'd a Tecsun 911 yesterday in the mail and my first impressions were that it was very cheaply made indeed, with earphones on the "crack" you hear when you change bands will almost break your eardrum. However, enough of the negativity. I also noticed that I very easily picked up two short waves broadcasts and listening again a few minutes ago heard 4 or 5 more on the whip in the middle of the afternoon?? I own a Sangean ATS505 and it won't do that on the whip.
I also noticed that the 911 will completely null out a 50K watt station only about 20km away.
This AM just after turning it on I picked up a station in Natick MA which I had never heard before (wbix).
If this in any indication of the performance I can expect I should be able to add considerably to my DX log.
So far I'm pleased with what I hear.
I might also add that I have had a Redsun RP2100 for about 2 weeks now and its performance puts the Sangean ATS505 completely in the shade. I wonder what other high performance radios might be available from Chinese manufacturers?
Jack Leonard





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Re: Degan DE1103/Kaito KA1103

Jack Leonard <jleonard@...>
 

Hey Guys what about the DE1102, it has almost unanimous good reviews on Eham and it still available on Ebay. Can it be considered an Ultralight?
Jack Leonard

----- Original Message -----
From: Keith
Sent: Thursday, April 09, 2009 12:57 AM
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: Degan DE1103/Kaito KA1103

Hi,

Yes, they are the same radio. Also, the Eton E5/Grundig G5 have the same "guts" as the 1103 but a different user interface (e.g. no analog display, traditional volume knob). The weirdo shared tuning knob/volume control of the 1103 doesn't bother me, but I know it drives some people nuts.

73,

Keith

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "James A. \(Andy\) Moorer" ...> wrote:
>
> Did I miss an email somewhere? Are these radios really the same animal? They sure look button-by-button identical.
>
> James A. (Andy) Moorer
> www.jamminpower.com
>


TECSUN R9012 NEW MODELS received from TQUCHINA and DPMEGA..................

robert ross
 

Hi Guys:

Today I received NEW BLACK CASED Models of the TECSUN R9012 ULR's from both TQUCHINA and DPMEGA in China!! The Radio from TQUCHINA was a FREE REPLACEMENT for the 2005 ORANGE CASED MODEL which I received earlier and was not happy with. He replaced the Radio without me having to return the Faulty Unit which saved me packing it up and Paying to return it.....so that was appreciated!! I also purchased a TECSUN AN-200 Loop Antenna from TQUCHINA and it was in the same shipment and arrived Packed extremely well!! I am very happy with the GREAT SERVICE from TQUCHINA. Both this package and the R9012 received from DP MEGA arrived very quickly and I would recommend both these sellers for anyone looking to purchase ULRs in the future.

The R9012 received from DPMEGA is BLACK CASED and has the 2008 Serial Number and Year of Manufacture. However...the Black Cased Unit from TQUCHINA has a 2009 SERIAL # and YEAR OF MANUFACTURE!!! EVEN NEWER!!!!! The Serial Number on this one is...........

08920090100753

Both the 2008 received from DPMEGA and 2009 received fro m TQUCHINA work GREAT!!! They are both gonna be nice little ULR DX Machines!! It is amazing the difference in SENSITIVITY between the 2005 ORANGE CASED MODELS and the 2008 & 2009 BLACK CASED MODELS.

So........If you're looking for the LATEST Model of 9012 with a BLACK CASE....TQUCHINA is now selling Radios manufactured in 2009!!!

Now.......Lets see if I can dig out anything new with either of them!!! HHAHHAHA.....

Regards....ROB.

Robert S. Ross VA3SW
London, Ontario CANADA


Re: My Cheap Chinese Radio

Gary DeBock
 

Hi Jack,
 
The DE1103's SSB capability makes the model ineligible for Ultralight definition status, since SSB is considered a special advantage not available in "average consumer radios." 
 
Although there is some give-and-take on other points like dual conversion and selectable filters, the concept is that Ultralight radio DXers must primarily depend on their own skill and knowledge in making DX catches with basic radios, and not depend on the most advanced equipment.
 
73, Gary
   
 
In a message dated 4/9/2009 11:32:38 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, jleonard@... writes:


Ok Gary, thanks for that explanation, I didn't know I could use SSB while in MW, I'll give it a try. I just read a review of the Eton e5 and apparently it the basic same radio as the Degen DE1103 and comes highly recommended. I've been considering buying the 1103, can it be considered an Ultralight?
Thanks
Jack Leonard
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, April 09, 2009 2:16 PM
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: My Cheap Chinese Radio

-Hello Jack,

Your question was on the Ultralightdx Yahoo site, but for some reason the related email wasn't sent to me yesterday by Yahoo (as almost all Ultralightdx messages are).

There are two major reasons to use SSB capability on the AM band. First (and most importantly), the SSB mode can be used to detect the carrier strength of weak stations. This is done by placing the receiver in the SSB mode, and checking the srength of the "whistle," as you tune across the target station's frequency. TA and TP DXers constantly use this method to check propagation to different parts of the world, as well as to individual target stations. Full description of this technique is contained in the article "Receiving Your First Thrilling TP on a Stock Pocket Radio," posted on http://www.dxer.ca.

Secondly, the SSB mode can greatly assist in receiving weak stations adjacent to strong locals. Placing the receiver in the SSB mode and tuning in the weak station's audio is usually far more effective than trying to dig it out in the AM mode. The better SSB receivers permit the reception of the weak station's "Exalted Carrier" on either the upper or lower sideband of the fundamental frequency, allowing the DXer to get an even better signal (and better escape splatter from the local).

73, Gary

-- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "Jack Leonard" .> wrote:
>
> Gary, sorry to belabor this, but yes you are probably right that the PL-600 is a good buy around $65 and I will probably take a chance. I'm confused about your use of SSB on MW DXing? Can you explain (sloowly) just what you are doing with the SSB? I thougth SSB was on SW only?
> Thanks
> Jack Leonard
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: D1028Gary@...
> To: ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Wednesday, April 08, 2009 2:32 PM
> Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] My Cheap Chinese Radio
>
>
>
> Hi Jack,
>
> The Degen DE1103 is one of the very few portables I don't have, primarily because since it is clearly outside of the Ultralight class I haven't had much interest in purchasing one. But I understand it does provide decent performance for its owners, once they adjust to the push-button volume control system.
>
> There are actually two Tecsun PL-600 SSB portables here now, and I plan to install a much more effective 7.5" loopstick (40/44 Litz wire coils on an Amidon Type 61 ferrite bar) on one of them. It will make a highly sensitive, compact SSB spotting receiver for Ultralight TP chasing, when completed. The same thing was done with a Sony ICF-SW7600GR model last year (photo on Ultralightdx), but the cumbersome SSB fine tuning thumb wheel on the Sony is nowhere near as convenient as the Tecsun's round SSB tuning knob.
>
> I know that the Tecsun PL-600 has received some mixed reviews, but from a medium-wave DXer's standpoint, the SSB performance really helps dig out stations adjacent to locals, and allows DXers to quickly check the strength of transoceanic carriers as propagation changes. For $65 plus shipping, it's an unbeatable bargain, in my opinion.
>
> 73, Gary
>
>
>
> In a message dated 4/8/2009 6:40:50 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, jleonard@... writes:
>
> Thanks Gary, I've downloaded the article on the alignment and I'm going to give it a try, after all if I screw it up I'm only out about $18. On the subject of bigger Chinese radios, what do you know or perhaps have heard about the Degen 1103 I believe it is? Do you own a PL 600?
> I think I will also grab one of the 9012's
> Regards
> Jack Leonard
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: D1028Gary@...
> To: ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Tuesday, April 07, 2009 5:07 PM
> Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] My Cheap Chinese Radio
>
>
>
> Hi Jack,
>
> It's great to hear that you find some nice things about your new cheap Chinese radio. Your Tecsun R911 will gain even more AM DXing performance if you can do the alignment steps posted in the Yahoo Ultralightdx file section (also on DXer.Ca.).
>
> In answer to your question about inexpensive Chinese portables with great performance, I have been very pleased with my Tecsun R9012 from the eBay seller "dpmega" ($9.95 plus shipping). It has all the AM-DXing capability of the R911, plus an actual round tuning knob for much more comfortable DXing (especially on the high end).
>
> On a larger scale, I've found the new Tecsun PL-600 SSB receiver to be very competitive with the Sony ICF-SW7600GR as an Ultralight radio SSB spotting receiver, with a superior round tuning knob for SSB fine tuning. It sells on eBay for about $65 plus shipping, or about half of what a new ICF-SW7600GR will cost.
>
> 73, Gary
>
>
> In a message dated 4/7/2009 11:58:40 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, jleonard@... writes:
> I rec'd a Tecsun 911 yesterday in the mail and my first impressions were that it was very cheaply made indeed, with earphones on the "crack" you hear when you change bands will almost break your eardrum. However, enough of the negativity. I also noticed that I very easily picked up two short waves broadcasts and listening again a few minutes ago heard 4 or 5 more on the whip in the middle of the afternoon?? I own a Sangean ATS505 and it won't do that on the whip.
> I also noticed that the 911 will completely null out a 50K watt station only about 20km away.
> This AM just after turning it on I picked up a station in Natick MA which I had never heard before (wbix).
> If this in any indication of the performance I can expect I should be able to add considerably to my DX log.
> So far I'm pleased with what I hear.
> I might also add that I have had a Redsun RP2100 for about 2 weeks now and its performance puts the Sangean ATS505 completely in the shade. I wonder what other high performance radios might be available from Chinese manufacturers?
> Jack Leonard
>
>
>
>
>
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Re: TECSUN R9012 NEW MODELS received from TQUCHINA and DPMEGA....

Gary DeBock
 

Hi Rob,
 
Great to hear that your new black R9012 analog DXing machines have arrived, and are working well! My own pair of replacements for the 2005 lemons is probably on the way from "Tquchina," who has to be one of the best sellers on eBay.
 
For the rest of you still on the fence about the Tecsun R9012, do your thumb a bid favor, and invest all of $9 (or under $20 including shipping, from "dpmega") in a superb analog portable with an actual round tuning knob.
 
73, Gary DeBock
 
 
In a message dated 4/9/2009 8:59:30 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, va3sw@... writes:


Hi Guys:

Today I received NEW BLACK CASED Models of the TECSUN R9012 ULR's from
both TQUCHINA and DPMEGA in China!! The Radio from TQUCHINA was a FREE
REPLACEMENT for the 2005 ORANGE CASED MODEL which I received earlier
and was not happy with. He replaced the Radio without me having to
return the Faulty Unit which saved me packing it up and Paying to return
it.....so that was appreciated!! I also purchased a TECSUN AN-200 Loop
Antenna from TQUCHINA and it was in the same shipment and arrived Packed
extremely well!! I am very happy with the GREAT SERVICE from TQUCHINA.
Both this package and the R9012 received from DP MEGA arrived very
quickly and I would recommend both these sellers for anyone looking to
purchase ULRs in the future.

The R9012 received from DPMEGA is BLACK CASED and has the 2008 Serial
Number and Year of Manufacture. However...the Black Cased Unit from
TQUCHINA has a 2009 SERIAL # and YEAR OF MANUFACTURE!!! EVEN NEWER!!!!!
The Serial Number on this one is...........

08920090100753

Both the 2008 received from DPMEGA and 2009 received fro m TQUCHINA work
GREAT!!! They are both gonna be nice little ULR DX Machines!! It is
amazing the difference in SENSITIVITY between the 2005 ORANGE CASED
MODELS and the 2008 & 2009 BLACK CASED MODELS.

So........If you're looking for the LATEST Model of 9012 with a BLACK
CASE....TQUCHINA is now selling Radios manufactured in 2009!!!

Now.......Lets see if I can dig out anything new with either of them!!!
HHAHHAHA.....

Regards....ROB.

Robert S. Ross VA3SW
London, Ontario CANADA



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Re: Degan DE1103/Kaito KA1103

keith beesley
 

Hi,

Yes, they are the same radio. Also, the Eton E5/Grundig G5 have the same "guts" as the 1103 but a different user interface (e.g. no analog display, traditional volume knob). The weirdo shared tuning knob/volume control of the 1103 doesn't bother me, but I know it drives some people nuts.

73,

Keith

--- In ultralightdx@..., "James A. &#92;(Andy&#92;) Moorer" <jamminpower@...> wrote:

Did I miss an email somewhere? Are these radios really the same animal? They sure look button-by-button identical.

James A. (Andy) Moorer
www.jamminpower.com