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Sony T-615

Tim Davisson
 

I simply LOVE the ultralight explosion! I love my SRF-59, and for
$14.99 it's the best buy I can think of.

This morning I was able to null out 50,000-watt WTAM up the road
FIFTEEN MILES from my home and easily heard KFAB in Nebraska on
1110kHz.! For $14.99? That's fantastic!

I've read about the Sony T-615 (I think I have that model # right).
When I looked up the asking price on line (about $150), I almost
fell out of my chair in shock. Seems like a great radio...but, for
10 times the money of an SRF-59? Ahhhhh...no thanks.

If I want a digital readout ultralight, I might buy the
$45 Sangean. The Sony SRF-M37V has such awful selectivity, it's a
waste of time for AM DXing...despite digital readout and incredibly
small size.

The way most little radios are dissappearing from mass-market stores
like Walmart, K-Mart, and so forth...maybe I should buy a 2nd back-
up SRF-59. Pweh!

73's,

Tim, KD8GZ
Norton, Ohio


Re: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Sony SRF-...

Gary DeBock
 

Hi Tim,
 
     I agree with you completely.  The SRF-59 provides outstanding bang for the buck, and as the original SRF-59 reviewer, I feel extremely happy that the radio has brought new excitement and challenges for countless AM-DXers.
 
     The high price of the previously top-rated SRF-T615 always did make me feel a little uneasy, because Ultralight DXing is a concept that should be accessible to all DXers, regardless of finances.  For this reason, I was happy to discover the DX competitiveness of the new Sangean DT-400W, which at around $55, provides outstanding sensitivity at a much more reasonable price.
 
     Even without either of these, a DXer can be supremely satisfied even with only an SRF-59.  The important thing is to have fun, and use these tiny overachievers to have a thrilling DX season.
 
     73,  Gary  




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Re: Receiving Your First Thrilling TP on a Stock Ultralight

Dennis Gibson <wb6tnb@...>
 

Richard - my DeBock aligned ultralights (SRF-59 and 39FP) and stock
TRF 12-655 are equally sensitive. RS made two TRF's and I have one of
each. The 12-655 is the best known and best overall performer. Later
on they came out with a TRF 12-656A. It's as sensitive as the 12-655
but not as selective. The 12-565A has better AGC. I use it a lot when
selectivity isn't an issue. It's generally parked on a graveyard
frequency. The other thing I like about both is that they have
excellent audio quality for a radio of that size.

73

--- In ultralightdx@..., "bbwrwy" <richarda@...> wrote:

I need to retract what I said earlier about the URL's being better
than the (at least mine) TRF. I just sat down and compared it to them
with the TRF the winner. Of my URL the closest is a stock (factory
aligned) SRF-T615. Both had daytime reception of KWMT-540 (5 kW @ 734
km./456 mi.) and WNAX-570 (5 kW @ 726 km./451 mi.) with readable
audio, but the TRF was noticeably better. I also compared it with a
SRF-39FP with muddled audio and the DT-400W had only a trace of a
signal. At the high end, once again it was the T615 that came closest
to the TRF with the latter winning. Because the X-band didn't exist
when the TRF was made, mine only goes up to 1660 kHz, but KTXR (388
km./241 mi.) could be heard.

I was a little surprised because I'd not compared them before. Now I
understand why the TRF is still a revered receiver. Of the ULR's, the
T615 fared best, the 39FP in the middle with the DT-400W last. I have
a feeling this is partially due to the longer antenna in the TRF. We
only have to look at what has been accomplished by experiments adding
longer ferrite antennas to URL's.

Richard Allen


Re: Sony SRF T-615 from Audio Cubes

robert ross
 

At 03:38 PM 9/18/2008, you wrote:


Just ordered a Sony SRF T-615 from Audio Cubes II.

Has anyone ordered from them before? Do they stock the radio or do they
have it dropped shipped from another location?

Anyhow, looking forward to receiving this to add to my growing
collection of ULRs!

73 to all and good DX
Gary
W2GJW
FN20wu
NJ USA

Gary...I'm not sure how Audio Cubes II works...I think that's the store in
NYC isn't it??? They may stock the Radio....but I don't think so?? I think
they all come from Japan??? I ordered mine last Spring from AUDIO CUBES in
JAPAN.....and it took only about 7 Days to get here.

In any event..You will like the SRF-T615....I use mine all the time and
it's my FAVORITE ULR...I have heard some amazing stuff on that ULR!! And
it's so TINY...real easy to use and Lightweight!!!

How much are they going for now Gary???? I think the Price has gone up a
bit due to the demand?? I think I paid $89 USA Plus Shipping for mine back
in the Spring......

73..ROB.


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

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Re: [IRCA] Day 2 in Kenai, Alaska

Gary DeBock
 

Hi Kevin,
 
     Congratulations on your continued TP loggings from Kenai.  Your E100 certainly is getting a nice workout, and I'm happy that John was able to replace the stock loopstick with one that works better on the low band.
 
     Your logging of 4RN-792 was possibly the first clear reception of a DU station on a stock Ultralight in North America.  I have heard traces of audio from 2NR-738 and 5AN-891 on a stock SRF-T615 at Grayland, but not at a level that I would consider a solid logging.
 
     Kevin, the ability of a DXer to tolerate extreme cold on an ocean beach seems directly related to the quality and quantity of DX he is receiving.  During a 38 degree (with icy wind) morning at a Grayland beach with Guy Atkins in early May, we shivered for about two hours as clam diggers drove by, laughing at us in our predicament.  The worst part was that the band itself had clammed up, leaving us with one weak logging of JOUB-774 for all our efforts.  After that, despite the loss of sleep, we both jumped in our warm cars and drove straight back to Puyallup.
 
     73,  Gary    




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Sony SRF T-615 from Audio Cubes

w2gjw <w2gjw@...>
 

Just ordered a Sony SRF T-615 from Audio Cubes II.

Has anyone ordered from them before? Do they stock the radio or do they
have it dropped shipped from another location?

Anyhow, looking forward to receiving this to add to my growing
collection of ULRs!

73 to all and good DX
Gary
W2GJW
FN20wu
NJ USA


Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Sony SRF-T615

Gary DeBock
 

Hello Gary, Tim and Rob,
 
     The Sony SRF-T615 is a Japanese-market AM-DX portable with stunning sensitivity and nulling ability for its very compact size.  Unfortunately, it has always had a pretty stunning price, especially now, after a stampede of North American orders following the January 2008 Shootout review (partly my fault).
 
     Ordered by me from Audio Cubes 2 in December ($89 plus shipping) in a search for excellent digital Ultralight portables, the tiny model has always seemed ultra-sensitive for its size.  Full details are contained in the January 2008 Shootout posted on dxer.ca, in which is was declared the top digital Ultralight model (despite the fact that it was one of the smallest).  The review prompted a run of SRF-T615 orders from Audio Cubes 2, causing shipping delays of up to a month.  Those Ultralight DXers with some pocket money couldn't resist it. An eBay vendor, "joynetcafe,"  apparently saw the stampede in SRF-T615 orders to Audio Cubes 2 and started offering it themselves, at a similar price ($95 plus shipping).  Around March and April, both suppliers were shipping tremendous numbers of SRF-T615's to our enthusiast group, including 12 units that I personally know of.
 
     The compact size and ultra-sensitivity of the SRF-T615 made it ideal as my DXpedition stock Ultralight, and it never disappointed, receiving 8 TP's (and 1 UnID DU) during one morning in Grayland, WA (April 20th). I have never heard anyone say a negative word about it, and every purchaser has apparently been completely satisfied, despite the high price.
 
     Until the testing of the new Sangean DT-400W, no digital Ultralight could match its wide-band sensitivity. Audio Cubes 2 raised up the price to an astonishing $165, before lowering it to the current $149 (plus shipping). The eBay vendor "joynetcafe" also raised its price, but only to a current $115 (plus $20 shipping).  I have ordered units from both exporters, and the service is comparable (both very good).
 
     So now that the new Sangean DT-400W can slightly exceed the SRF-T615 in wide-band sensitivity (at least my three review units), what are the superior points of the SRF-T615?  Quite a few, actually.  The nulling ability is phenomenal, every bit as good as an SRF-59.  The DT-400W cannot match it.  The AGC and audio quality are unsurpassed.  The compact size is unbelievable for such sensitive performance.  And although I have heard reports from Richard that his DT-400W is not as sensitive as my review units, I have never heard from anyone that was disappointed in the SRF-T615 sensitivity.  This is after about 25 estimated orders by our enthusiast group! 
 
     In summary, if you can afford one, the Sony SRF-T615 will almost certainly thrill you.  It is a unique combination of extreme performance in an extremely tiny package, and that's really the essence of Ultralight Radio DXing.
 
     73,  Gary  
 
    
 
    




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Day 2 in Kenai, AK

satya@...
 

Hi all:

A little colder and windier today out in the picnic shelter, but a blanket
from the room and better gloves allowed me a couple hours before the
elements got to me. Just the Eton e100 with frequent help from a Terk
loop.

Conditions were a little better today, again with Asians on virtually
every channel not covered by IBOC or a strong local. At least threshold
audio on the barefoot e100 on many channels. Highlights were:

- 972-4RN (5,924 miles) and 1575-VOA (5,169 miles) were received on the
barefoot stock Eton e100, which were the catches of the day. There is
nothing else near 1575 domestically up here, so it is an easy one with
occasional "VOA" and "Washington" mentioned in and amongst the Thai
broadcast. 972 suffered from domestics on 970 until dawn approached,
but by then it was covered by a presumed JJ broadcast, as was the case
yesterday.
- English lessons from NHK were barefoot on 693, 747, 774, 783 and 828,
with 783 surprisingly strong. I am surprised at the high level of the
lessons - there must really be a sizeable audience for them!
- 1206, presumed Korean service from China, was probably the strongest
station received
I rreeaallllyy wish I could distinguish Asian languages... As it is, I
probably have enough info for about a dozen IDs.

Here in Southern Alaska, once the mainland stations from Seattle, Portland
an California fade out an hour or so before LSR, the band is really wide
open, and prior to that the Asian signals are often so high that they
shove aside a domestic. For example, presumed JOGB-873 makes 870 out of
McGrath a challenge to hear. So, if someone is thinking about where to go
on their next DXpedition and would like a change of pace, I would suggest
giving Alaska some consideration - just don't DX from a picnic shelter!

73- Kevin S


Re: New file uploaded to ultralightdx

Galassi <w.matilda@...>
 

Terrific.
How did you get it (barefoot, true ecss?).

Best 73s
G. Galassi


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Nothing New at Sunset tonight....but ONE NEW STN late last night........

robert ross
 

Hi Guys:

Although things were sounding good tonight with again lots of good
relogs......nothing New was heard for the first time in about a week!!

Best thing heard tonight was probably 800 WSVS Crewe, VA heard under CKLW
for a RELOG around 1945 EDT.

However....I was lucky to log one NEW ONE late last night around Midnight.

RADIO Used was.........SONY SRF-59 Ultralight. The Digital ULRs could hear
WAMG....but the SRF-59 Analog was the King at Nulling out WLS......Backward
Technology wins again!!

ULR TOTALS now...........................478 Stations heard.

73.....ROB.

*****************************************************************************************
890 WAMG Dedham, MASS. Sept/16/08 2355-0003 EDT EE FR
In WLS Null. Female Announcer with Sports talk...Football Talk 2355-2359 EDT.
ESPN Radio ID @ 2359. ESPN BOSTON 890/1400 ID at 0000 EDT.
Baseball Scores read by male Announcer @ 0000. ESPN Radio and ESPN.Radio
DOT Com ID's @ 0003 EDT.

NEW STN for OVERALL LOG ULR # 478 25 KW/6 KW N (On Day Power??)
ROSS, ONT.
*******************************************************************************************

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

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Amateur Radio Stations VA3SW/VE3JFC

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WADK on 1540

Allen Willie
 

 
 
  Nice catch with WADK 1540 Robert , and a new state for you, ....nice !.
 
I seem to only hear 2 stations here on 1540 mixing usually most nights , WDCD in Albany as your reply received had mentioned and of course CHIN in Toronto. The really clear nights  I also hear KXEL in Waterloo, Iowa in here but  not as often.
 
 The rare one I've only heard once on  1540  was ZNS from the Bahamas just recently.
 
 
73
 
Allen Willie
St. John's, Newfoundland


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Re: 1540 WADK Newport RI...CONFIRMED on the AIR at time of my Reception!!!

Russ Edmunds <wb2bjh@...>
 

Rob - Daytime stations in the US often have lower power authorizations for the sunset and sunrise hours. Typically at sunset these authorizations run to a maximum of 2 hours past local sunset, however they vary by month according to tables stipulated by the FCC.
 

Russ Edmunds
Blue Bell, PA ( 360' ASL )
[15 mi NNW of Philadelphia]
40:08:45N; 75:16:04W, Grid FN20id

FM: Yamaha T-80 & Onkyo T-450RDS w/ APS9B @15'
AM: Modified Sony ICF 2010 barefoot


--- On Wed, 9/17/08, Robert Ross wrote:
From: Robert Ross
Subject: [ultralightdx] 1540 WADK Newport RI...CONFIRMED on the AIR at time of my Reception!!!
To: ultralightdx@...
Date: Wednesday, September 17, 2008, 3:51 PM

Hello Guys:

Well....I just got an Email back from Bobb Angel the Operations Mgr for
WADK 1540 Newport, Rhode Island....and he says that at 1956EDT when I heard
their station..... they were Indeed on the air!! This in spite of the fact
that they are a Daytime Only Station!! It's possible they were still on
1000 watts Full Power....or if they switched to Low Power, as they should
have..they would have been on only 150 Watts. The Happy part of this is
that the WERE on the air......and I was not hearing a GHOST!!! So with this
Confirmation. ....WADK 1540 is going in the Logbook...especiall y since I DID
hear the ID Liner as WADK-NEWPORT! ! @ 1956 EDT.

Rhose Island is a NEW STATE for me on ULTRALIGHT Radio.....and is STATE #
34 Heard!

Below is a copy of the Email received from the Operations Mgr of the station.

Very happy with this one.........

73...ROB.

^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^
From: Bobb Angel <bangel@wadk. com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 17, 2008 11:06 AM
Subject: Re: Possible Reception of WADK 1540 in London, Ontario CANADA!!

> Robert...
>
> I would say you did indeed hear WADK... although I don't know how unless
> someone messed up. Here's the deal. We are a daytime station. Through
> most of the year, we can stay on past sunset times by lowering our power.
> ON Sept 16th, we were on the air. Our sign-off is at 8:30. However, we
> lower our power from 1000 watts to 150 watts at 7 p.m.. At that power,
our
> signal doesn't reach much beyond a 20-mile radius. So I'm guessing that
> the company we employ to actually perform the "lower power" process in the
> evening did not do it Tuesday. If my guess is right, then we were on
"full
> power" which might explain your ability to hear us. Another factor is
that
> a station in Albany at 1540 often drowns us out in the evening hours. The
> fact that you could hear us despite them is rather interesting. We
don't
> have an actual DJ talking at that time, but we do run recorded liners that
> identify us.
>
> We have applied for nighttime... but that is a work in progress.
>
> I hope this helps... and thanks for the communication.
>
> Bobb Angel
> Operations Mgr.
> WADK AM1540
> Newport, R.I.
>
^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^

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

Antique/Vintage Radio Enthusiast
Amateur Radio Stations VA3SW/VE3JFC

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1540 WADK Newport RI...CONFIRMED on the AIR at time of my Reception!!!

robert ross
 

Hello Guys:

Well....I just got an Email back from Bobb Angel the Operations Mgr for
WADK 1540 Newport, Rhode Island....and he says that at 1956EDT when I heard
their station.....they were Indeed on the air!! This in spite of the fact
that they are a Daytime Only Station!! It's possible they were still on
1000 watts Full Power....or if they switched to Low Power, as they should
have..they would have been on only 150 Watts. The Happy part of this is
that the WERE on the air......and I was not hearing a GHOST!!! So with this
Confirmation.....WADK 1540 is going in the Logbook...especially since I DID
hear the ID Liner as WADK-NEWPORT!! @ 1956 EDT.

Rhose Island is a NEW STATE for me on ULTRALIGHT Radio.....and is STATE #
34 Heard!

Below is a copy of the Email received from the Operations Mgr of the station.

Very happy with this one.........

73...ROB.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
From: Bobb Angel <bangel@...>
Sent: Wednesday, September 17, 2008 11:06 AM
Subject: Re: Possible Reception of WADK 1540 in London, Ontario CANADA!!

Robert...

I would say you did indeed hear WADK... although I don't know how unless
someone messed up. Here's the deal. We are a daytime station. Through
most of the year, we can stay on past sunset times by lowering our power.
ON Sept 16th, we were on the air. Our sign-off is at 8:30. However, we
lower our power from 1000 watts to 150 watts at 7 p.m.. At that power,
our
signal doesn't reach much beyond a 20-mile radius. So I'm guessing that
the company we employ to actually perform the "lower power" process in the
evening did not do it Tuesday. If my guess is right, then we were on
"full
power" which might explain your ability to hear us. Another factor is
that
a station in Albany at 1540 often drowns us out in the evening hours. The
fact that you could hear us despite them is rather interesting. We
don't
have an actual DJ talking at that time, but we do run recorded liners that
identify us.

We have applied for nighttime... but that is a work in progress.

I hope this helps... and thanks for the communication.

Bobb Angel
Operations Mgr.
WADK AM1540
Newport, R.I.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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

Antique/Vintage Radio Enthusiast
Amateur Radio Stations VA3SW/VE3JFC

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coffee_experts
 

2 events coming up: Sending a G6 Aviator to Scotland with a colleague
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We are spreading the ULr love by air and by sea.


UltraLight DXpedition - Alaska Style!

satya@...
 

Hi all:

I'm up in Kenai, Alaska on business, and after a couple mornings where the
wind, rain and cold made it impossible to venture out of my RF-infested
hotel room, the weather relented so it was "only" really cold this
morning. I found a covered picnic shelter to set up my Sony 7600GR
spotting receiver and stock Eton e100, along with a Terk Loop and Quantum
Q-Stick. I began abot 2 hours before local sunrise here.

To my delight, I quickly realized that a spotting receiver was not
necessary! On about a third of the 9 khz I got good audio on the stock
Eton e100, and 774-JOUB was coming in like local at times; with the Terk
loop, it was causing QRM on 783! I'm about 3,000 miles fromn Tokyo here
(as opposed to 4,500 from the Seattle area), which is still a fair hike,
but the dearth of 10-khz domestic pests and salt water propagation over
the sound makes Asian DXing from here quite enjoyable. IBOC on 650 and a
couple other channels made a few freqs unavailable.

Having never received a TP on an UlraLight, having my choice between so
many was an eye-opener! English lessons on NHK were available on many
channels (693, 747, 774, 828, etc.), and very strong JJ or KK statons were
to be found on 558, 567, 594, 729, 792, 837, 954, 963, 972, 1170, 1188,
1206, 1305, 1350 - I started to lose count as the barefoot e100 cycled
through the band. On many channels, with the Terk augment, there were two
or three stations, and I realized that my inability to tell the difference
between Japanese, Korean, Chinese and who knows what else is a liability
in trying to figure out who else is there.

I was quite impressed with the difference the Terk loop made with the Eton
e100, and it was dramatically more effective than the Q-Stick with either
radio. With the Terk, I got audio on essentially every 9-khz channel, and
briefly heard 774-ABC out of Melbourne discussing Commonwealth issues
underneath the deafening JOUB. That was my first-ever MW Aussie, which
was a treat; unfortunately, it was too weak for barefoot reception on the
e100.

It was so cold that I was driven in mid-way through the session to take a
hot shower and recover, trudging back out for local sunrise. At around
sunrise, the ambient noise and static was suddenly minimal, and the big
Japanese were still booming in. 1575-VOA, which had been rather shy up to
that point, boomed in on the barefoot e100, while HLAZ-1566 actually lost
steam just before LSR.

Thanks to John Bryant for putting a standard loopstick into my e100,
making the lower part of the band come in well. I wonder how the stock
e100/Terk combination compares with the slider-coil e100 a few guys are
using??? I would like to challenge y'all to a sensitivity contest at some
point...

Hope the weather holds up for tomorrow and Thursday, although with
conditions like these I will build myself an igloo if I have to....

Kevin S
Kenai, Alaska


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Unidentified on 1503 khz

Allen Willie
 

 
 
 Allen, is it possible you may have been hearing Egypt on 1503Khz?

EGY - North Sinai Radio, El Arish (75) - 0400-2300; also broadcasts
local Matruh programme; ID: "Idhaat Shamaal Sainaa Min Al Arish"

73-
Gary
W2GJW
 
 
Gary,
 
Thanks so much  for the tip on Egypt on 1503,  it very well could be them.
Like I mentioned  with no positive ID heard, I won't count this one in the books just yet. . Hopefully I'll be able to hear it again next time with an ID to confirm.
 
73
 
Allen Willie
St. John's, Newfoundland


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Re: Receiving Your First Thrilling TP on a Stock Ultraligh...

Russ Edmunds <wb2bjh@...>
 

--- On Wed, 9/17/08, bbwrwy <richarda@...> wrote:


I was a little surprised because I'd not compared them before. Now I
understand why the TRF is still a revered receiver. Of the ULR's, the
T615 fared best, the 39FP in the middle with the DT-400W last. I have
a feeling this is partially due to the longer antenna in the TRF. We
only have to look at what has been accomplished by experiments adding
longer ferrite antennas to URL's.



*** One of my lingering regrets in the hobby is that I disposed of my prefectly-functioning RS TRF back in the early 1970's. At that time, I determined that I didn't need both it and the Hammarlund HR-10 multiband portable ( which I still have in solid working condition ) which was nearly the equal of the TRF.

I can recall hearing some really good DX on the TRF in conjunction with my other receivers at the time in Northern NJ. It was a very sensitive and selective receiver.

But that said, I haven't used the HR-10 actively for DX in years, and I really should do so - especially since it has continuous tuning through the Marine Band and therefore covers the X-Band. It's not an Ultralight, but I'll be interested in seeing how it stacks up against the Sony ICF 2010...



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


Re: Receiving Your First Thrilling TP on a Stock Ultraligh...

bbwrwy
 

I need to retract what I said earlier about the URL's being better
than the (at least mine) TRF. I just sat down and compared it to them
with the TRF the winner. Of my URL the closest is a stock (factory
aligned) SRF-T615. Both had daytime reception of KWMT-540 (5 kW @ 734
km./456 mi.) and WNAX-570 (5 kW @ 726 km./451 mi.) with readable
audio, but the TRF was noticeably better. I also compared it with a
SRF-39FP with muddled audio and the DT-400W had only a trace of a
signal. At the high end, once again it was the T615 that came closest
to the TRF with the latter winning. Because the X-band didn't exist
when the TRF was made, mine only goes up to 1660 kHz, but KTXR (388
km./241 mi.) could be heard.

I was a little surprised because I'd not compared them before. Now I
understand why the TRF is still a revered receiver. Of the ULR's, the
T615 fared best, the 39FP in the middle with the DT-400W last. I have
a feeling this is partially due to the longer antenna in the TRF. We
only have to look at what has been accomplished by experiments adding
longer ferrite antennas to URL's.

Richard Allen


Re: 1540 UNID Station playing NOS Music last night........Maybe WBCO Bucyrus Ohio......

robert ross
 

Hi Guys:

I fired off an email to the 2 stations that are Possibilites for the NOS
Music Station I heard last night on 1540 Khz....WBCO Bucyrus OHIO and WLOI
Laporte, INDINANA. I asked them if as DAYTIMER ONLY STATIONS they would
have been on at 1956 EDT last night??? I received this reply from WBCO's
Program Director....CONFIRMING that YES...they were on last night at this
time under Low Power Authorization!! Now....I just need to hear WLOI
telling me that they WERE NOT on at that time......that will pretty much
narrow the Only Possibility down to WBCO as being the Station!!


Here's the message I received......

Mr. Ross:
You may have received WBCO radio on Tuesday Sept. 16, 2008.
WBCO has low power authorization from 7:45 to 8:30pm EDT. Although only 18
watts, as you know anything is possible with AM radio in the evening.
Sign-off in the month of September with low power is 8:30pm EDT, we do play
Adult Standards.
I hope this is of help.
Jim Radke
Program Director WBCO, Bucyrus, Ohio


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


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

Antique/Vintage Radio Enthusiast
Amateur Radio Stations VA3SW/VE3JFC

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