Date   

SRF 59 Rises from dead

starship20012001 <norbert_1226@...>
 

Lets go back to end of December 2007. went to circuit city and picked
up a srf-59. It was cold outside then but a quik band scan seemed OK.
Just after Newyears day i went to my back up apartment on the other
side of the state whle renovations were done here. i packed the sfr-59
in my suitcase. Whn i arrived at the temp backup apt and attemped to
DX with the SRF 59 it seemed suddenly DEAF !!!!! i had a grundig mini
300 with me and the mini 300 at the time was blowing away the srf-
59 !!!! i even took these both outside for shootouts and the SR-59
could hardly hear NY during the day (it should have heard 660,880, and
possibly 1010 and 1130.) !!!! The grundig min did at the time. so i
spent the winter at the backup apt basicly used the grundig mini 300
for my time there. i wrote the sony off as junk and put it away and
forgot about it. Fast forward in time. spring comes renovations done
returned home. The summer DX season was coming and my mind was on a
eton e-100 the srf 59 remained forgotten and left in the suitcase and
just put away for the summer. Fast forward in time to sept 20th 2008 4
AM EDT. i got early for sunrise DX. for some strange reason i had an
urge to pull the SRF 59 out to give it a try. i remembered it was deaf
from the winter. but was desperate. colder weather will be coming and
the kaito 1103, eton e10, eton e100 ETC were all filled with growls,
hissing, grinding sounds, IBOC hash you name it. DX was IMPOSSIBLE in
this QHT !!!! sure all these radios performed great at the park but
too bad i dont live there !!!! so i put a brand new fully charged
digital camera high power rechargable AA battery in the SR 59. what
happened next was straight out of the twilight zone !!!! The deaf
walkman suddendly morphed into a mean mad little silver bullet DX
machine capable of the IMPOSSIBLE !!! heard was WIZZ around 10 AM
which can only be heard at the park on Kaito 1103 .......the srf59 was
pulling it in HERE at QHT !!!! Next it pulled in 560 springfield mass
over WDZZ 550 which runs IBOC ......during the DAY !!!! 660, 770
(weak),880,1010,1130, all heard on groundwave during day. In fact the
srf 59 basicly MATCHED the kaito 1103 on MW !!!!! In some cases the
kaito 1103 could not null hash on 560 and could no hear it while the
srf 59 did due to its abilty to null. later during the day after 11 AM
or so tropo started on FM. SRF 59 heard 102.9 portland maine and 94.9
MT washington NH right here at QHT. Main is a good 200 miles.last
night it brought in everything . Even 1010 , 1020, 1030 were hearable
no problem. 740 which is jammed my a growl on the kaito 1103 and eton
10 came in just fine in the sRF 59 !!!! i am still waiting to wake up
frm this dream as this is not possible........!!!!


Re: Welcome to New Ultralight DX Group Members

Jay Heyl
 


Re: This Group is Amazing- Correction

kirk74601 <kirk74601@...>
 

Sorry Guys,
A correction to the daytime logging I mentioned on 670. That was
actually KLTT, Commerce City, CO, not KHOW as I reported. Sorry about
that. 73, Kirk
--- In ultralightdx@..., "kirk74601" <kirk74601@...>
wrote:

Greetings Fellow Ultralighters,

I continue to be amazed at the amount of cool info being posted
here.
I'd like to comment to many members, but that might take a lot of
words! Congrats to Richard for hitting 300+ stations, and to all
you
heavy-hitters here! Sometimes I feel like a snail when I compare my
numbers to many of you all. I didn't really start getting enthused
about ultralighting until around June. So far, using the E100 and
the
SRF59,I've managed to log 164 stations. I'm already noticing the
difficulty is increasing unless there's some good
openings/propogation. Robert summed it it quite well; it just all
depends on many factors. Being "inconvienced" by having to work for
a
living indeed puts somewhat of a dammper on the radio times, just
to
name one. Only one interesting logging to report from here lately.
I
was quite surprised to hear KHOW, 670, Commerce City, CO from 0930
well past 1000 Central Time. KOA was in that morning as well. On a
final note, I've recently noticed some of the best times to ID the
XE's are at their sign on times if they're not 24 hrs....DO'H,
never
thought of that before. Enough for now. 73 to all you fellow


ultralight loggings

Tim Davisson
 

Here's my loggings from the last couple days on my SRF-59, barefoot,
all times EDT:

Fri. 9/19/08 950 WVTS/Charleston, WV, 7:24pm.
" " 1330 WVHI/Evansville, IL, 10:59pm, relgious.
Sat. 9/20/08 690 WELD/Fisher, WV, 7:57pm, satellite oldies.
" " 810 WMJH/Rockford, IL, 8:01pm, Spanish.
" " 1370 WGIV/Pineville, NC, 8:35pm, gospel.

Up to just 109 stations heard in 3 weeks of pretty casual listening.
Having lots of fun!

73's,

Tim, KD8GZ
Norton, Ohio (near Akron)


DX - Dawn Sept 20th

Paul Logan
 

Hi all,

a few nice ones this morning including a great catch of WMVP from Chicago on 1000 khz barefoot on the SRF39FP. The last three were only there with the 4 foot loop.

Heres what was heard

1000    WMVP Chicago, IL    06:53   
1030    WBZ Boston MA    07:10   
1050    WEPN  NYC    07:13   
1060    WBIX Natick MA    06:55   
1100    WTAM Cleveland OH    07:10   
1110    WBT Charlotte NC    07:05   
1120    KMOX St. Louis MO    07:15   
1160    WYLL Chicago, IL    07:28    *
1190    WLIB NYC, NY    07:05    *
1300    WOOD Grand Rapids, MI    07:10    *

 I also had a Quebec station on 1150 but not sure which one.

I've been a little casual about logging since I hit 300 in 30 days - better see how many stations I've actually heard on these little radios.

WMVP was a big shock - its a difficult channel being so close to 999 but there was ESPN as I stood by my window around dawn. had someone told me this was possible a year back I would have thought it impossible.

Paul Logan,
Lisnaskea, N. Ireland

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Re: High-Q Mini-Loop for Ultralights

Russ Edmunds <wb2bjh@...>
 

--- On Sat, 9/20/08, satya@... <satya@...> wrote:

From: satya@... <satya@...>
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] High-Q Mini-Loop for Ultralights
To: ultralightdx@...
Date: Saturday, September 20, 2008, 9:02 PM






Hey Russ:

Mine was different than the one the Ebay seller has now. Mine was made
from 180/44 and cost $21. The 220/46 he has now probably has a bit better
Q across the band, but cost $30. I get the sense that he might make
whatever people want, so you might want to contact him if you're
interested in one like mine.

Kevin


The larger one listed he shows as 750 Q. The two smaller ones only 190, so I may indeed email him to see if he can do one more like yours. Thanks-


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


This Group is Amazing

kirk74601 <kirk74601@...>
 

Greetings Fellow Ultralighters,

I continue to be amazed at the amount of cool info being posted here.
I'd like to comment to many members, but that might take a lot of
words! Congrats to Richard for hitting 300+ stations, and to all you
heavy-hitters here! Sometimes I feel like a snail when I compare my
numbers to many of you all. I didn't really start getting enthused
about ultralighting until around June. So far, using the E100 and the
SRF59,I've managed to log 164 stations. I'm already noticing the
difficulty is increasing unless there's some good
openings/propogation. Robert summed it it quite well; it just all
depends on many factors. Being "inconvienced" by having to work for a
living indeed puts somewhat of a dammper on the radio times, just to
name one. Only one interesting logging to report from here lately. I
was quite surprised to hear KHOW, 670, Commerce City, CO from 0930
well past 1000 Central Time. KOA was in that morning as well. On a
final note, I've recently noticed some of the best times to ID the
XE's are at their sign on times if they're not 24 hrs....DO'H, never
thought of that before. Enough for now. 73 to all you fellow radio
nuts from another one in Oklahoma.
Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK
Eton E100, SRF59


Re: High-Q Mini-Loop for Ultralights

Russ Edmunds <wb2bjh@...>
 

AM: Modified Sony ICF 2010 barefoot

--- On Sat, 9/20/08, satya@... <satya@...> wrote:



Hi Russ and Huelbe:

That's the guy I did business with - quick shipment and a great coil.

Kevin

I'm wondering if there's any significant difference for our purposes between the two types he offers ( there sure is a per unit price difference <g> ).


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: Sony ICF 2010 barefoot
Sony SRF-59 barefoot


Re: High-Q Mini-Loop for Ultralights

satya@...
 

Hey Russ:

Mine was different than the one the Ebay seller has now. Mine was made
from 180/44 and cost $21. The 220/46 he has now probably has a bit better
Q across the band, but cost $30. I get the sense that he might make
whatever people want, so you might want to contact him if you're
interested in one like mine.

Kevin

What was the cost of the loop coil ?

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

--- On Tue, 9/2/08, dhsatyadhana <satya@...> wrote:

From: dhsatyadhana <satya@...>
Subject: [ultralightdx] High-Q Mini-Loop for Ultralights
To: ultralightdx@...
Date: Tuesday, September 2, 2008, 9:59 PM






Hi all:

I just posted a couple photos of a recent project on the UltraLight DX
Yahoo group. I recently got a high-Q basketweave loop on eBay from the
seller "noseknowsnose" . It's a 3.5" Litz coil with a Q around 800. I
popped it into a small plastic box designed for old PC diskettes, used
double-stick foam tape to put a 2x260 variable cap on, and Voila! I
stuffed some tissue in the box to keep the coil from bouncing around -
really high-tech at this point...

The high Q of the loop really adds tuning sharpness to UltraLights,
making it easier to shade one sideband over the other or notch a pest
out of the way. The gain is pretty good as well.

73 - Kevin S
Bainbridge Island, WA

















Re: High-Q Mini-Loop for Ultralights

satya@...
 

Hi Russ and Huelbe:

That's the guy I did business with - quick shipment and a great coil.

Kevin

Hi Russ, Kevin

if you allow me, there are those homebrew coils at eBay, see:

http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/noseknowsnose

They're products seems very well made. However, I've never made a deal
with this seller.

--hg


Russ Edmunds wrote: What was the cost of the
loop coil ?

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

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

--- On Tue, 9/2/08, dhsatyadhana wrote:
From: dhsatyadhana
Subject: [ultralightdx] High-Q Mini-Loop for Ultralights
To: ultralightdx@...
Date: Tuesday, September 2, 2008, 9:59 PM

Hi all:

I just posted a couple photos of a recent project on the UltraLight DX
Yahoo group. I recently got a high-Q basketweave loop on eBay from the
seller "noseknowsnose" . It's a 3.5" Litz coil with a Q around 800. I
popped it into a small plastic box designed for old PC diskettes, used
double-stick foam tape to put a 2x260 variable cap on, and Voila! I
stuffed some tissue in the box to keep the coil from bouncing around -
really high-tech at this point...

The high Q of the loop really adds tuning sharpness to UltraLights,
making it easier to shade one sideband over the other or notch a pest
out of the way. The gain is pretty good as well.

73 - Kevin S
Bainbridge Island, WA




Re: High-Q Mini-Loop for Ultralights

huelbe_garcia@fastimap.com <huelbe_garcia@...>
 

Hi Russ, Kevin

if you allow me, there are those homebrew coils at eBay, see:

http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/noseknowsnose

They're products seems very well made. However, I've never made a deal with this seller.

--hg


Russ Edmunds wrote:

What was the cost of the loop coil ?

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 Tue, 9/2/08, dhsatyadhana wrote:
From: dhsatyadhana
Subject: [ultralightdx] High-Q Mini-Loop for Ultralights
To: ultralightdx@...
Date: Tuesday, September 2, 2008, 9:59 PM

Hi all:

I just posted a couple photos of a recent project on the UltraLight DX
Yahoo group. I recently got a high-Q basketweave loop on eBay from the
seller "noseknowsnose" . It's a 3.5" Litz coil with a Q around 800. I
popped it into a small plastic box designed for old PC diskettes, used
double-stick foam tape to put a 2x260 variable cap on, and Voila! I
stuffed some tissue in the box to keep the coil from bouncing around -
really high-tech at this point...

The high Q of the loop really adds tuning sharpness to UltraLights,
making it easier to shade one sideband over the other or notch a pest
out of the way. The gain is pretty good as well.

73 - Kevin S
Bainbridge Island, WA




Re: Welcome to New Ultralight DX Group Members

Dennis Gibson <wb6tnb@...>
 

Jay - yours is the first complaint I've seen about poor selectivity on
an E100. How far away are these transmitter sites of your locals? I
have three 1 KW or less non-directionals (1290, 1340 and 1490) a
little more than a mile from me. My E100 (bought very recently from
Durham) doesn't handle the adjacent frequencies as well as most of my
other radios but it nulls very well which helps. Other than that the
selectivity is quite good and starts to behave normally around the
locals when I get about 5-6 miles away from them. It's amazing what
they've crammed into such a small radio. Selectivity wise it runs
circles around the Sangean DT-400W, a red hot receiver let down by a
barn door front end. It's a disaster with my locals until I'm at least
10 miles away, and they're non-directional! At night strong signals
hundreds of miles away sometimes spill over into the first adjacent
frequency up so badly that I can easily tell what's being said. I
haven't heard any other reports about that and would like to hear from
other DT-400W owners.

Either my E100 is hot or my DT-400W is a bit numb (I don't think it
is) but mine are equally sensitive all across the band. I've compared
them both in the middle of the day and at night. At full list price
($100.00) I don't think the E100 is a very good value. I was happy to
be able to take advantage of the Durham Radio price. Nor is the E10 at
$130.00; for just a few dollars more you can get the Sony 7600GR with
synchronous detection or an Eton/Grundig E5/G5. The only reason I got
the E10 was because it was $30.00 as a refurb. I like it a lot; more
than the E100 but it's way too big to qualify as an ultralight.

My main gripe about the E100 is the sound quality, which will be a
problem with any radio that has such a small speaker. Sometimes I have
to tune up 1 KHz. for better intelligibility.

73

--- In ultralightdx@..., "Jay Heyl" <yahoogroups@...> wrote:

Thanks for the welcome, Gary. I guess in some ways I was involved with
ultralight radio long before anyone considered it a category with any
distinction from just listening to the radio. For years I've taken
my DT200V
to the park with me at lunch to listen to local favorite programs and
sometimes see what else I could catch from greater distances.

Much more recently I picked up a SRF-59. Initially I was very put
off by the
awkward tuning and the virtual impossibility of knowing where you're
tuned
from the dial reading. Then I gave it a couple more chances and
eventually
realized what a truly awesome little radio it is. I bought two more as
refurbs from the Sony store with the idea of modding them. One is
just as
good as my original one, but the other is barely average at best. One of
these days I'm going to cut the case open and glue on a much bigger
tuning
knob.

Just this week I took delivery of a E100 from Durham Radio. I really
want to
like this radio. It's a great size. It feels solid and well made.
But the
barn door-wide AM filter is a huge negative. It makes DXing on
either side
of a local station an extraordinary challenge.

Not an ultralight, but another fairly recent acquisition I'm very
happy with
is the Sony ICF-S5W. I got it off ebay, formerly owned by a little
old lady
from Sarasota. The tone and volume switches were dirty to the point
of being
non-operational. I took it apart, hit the switches with some
De-Oxit, and
now it's almost good as new. If anyone is interested, I took some
photos as
I disassembled the S5W and annotated them with things to look out
for when
taking the radio apart. You can see the photos
here<http://public.fotki.com/JayHeyl/radio/>.
Be warned that the full size images are VERY large. I uploaded the
originals
so anyone wanting to get a good look inside could zoom in without
everything
going fuzzy. If you click on the "Get Original Uploaded Photo" link
you may
be in for a wait if you don't have a fast connection.

I'm looking forward to loads of fun with these little radios.

-- Jay


Re: High-Q Mini-Loop for Ultralights

Russ Edmunds <wb2bjh@...>
 

What was the cost of the loop coil ?

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 Tue, 9/2/08, dhsatyadhana wrote:
From: dhsatyadhana
Subject: [ultralightdx] High-Q Mini-Loop for Ultralights
To: ultralightdx@...
Date: Tuesday, September 2, 2008, 9:59 PM

Hi all:

I just posted a couple photos of a recent project on the UltraLight DX
Yahoo group. I recently got a high-Q basketweave loop on eBay from the
seller "noseknowsnose" . It's a 3.5" Litz coil with a Q around 800. I
popped it into a small plastic box designed for old PC diskettes, used
double-stick foam tape to put a 2x260 variable cap on, and Voila! I
stuffed some tissue in the box to keep the coil from bouncing around -
really high-tech at this point...

The high Q of the loop really adds tuning sharpness to UltraLights,
making it easier to shade one sideband over the other or notch a pest
out of the way. The gain is pretty good as well.

73 - Kevin S
Bainbridge Island, WA



Technically Experienced Volunteers Needed for E100 Mods

Gary DeBock
 

Hello Guys,
 
     Although the technical articles have yet to appear in the AM-DX club bulletins, the DXing reputation of the new fully modified E100 models is already creating serious demand among both Ultralight Radio enthusiasts and traditional DXpeditioners.  While the creators of the modifications (John Bryant, Guy Atkins, and I) are flattered by the demand and reputation of these new DXing dynamos, unfortunately none of us have the free time to satisfy the current demand for E100 modification work, not to mention the demand after the articles appear in the club bulletins.
 
     As such, if any enthusiast has experience in electronic repair, especially the replacement of miniature components in closely-spaced circuit board work,  the opportunity to perform such E100 modification work for a serious number of paying individuals would exist.  The payment and terms would be negotiated directly between the technician and the E100 owner.
 
     One of the modifications, the installation of the Murata CFJ455K5 IF filter, requires experience in detailed circuit board work, as well as the preparation and installation of miniature shielded wires to exact specifications.  The 7.5" Amidon "Slider" loopstick transplant work is much less critical, and can be performed by the average radio hobbyist with limited experience.  The same would be true for John's modification to allow inductive coupling for external antennas to the E100 stock loopstick.
 
     If you have the ability and interest to do this type of work, please contact me directly.  An advance copy of the applicable technical articles will be forwarded for your consideration, if necessary.
 
     73,  Gary DeBock      




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loggings last night

Allen Willie
 

 
 
  Hi Guys,
 
Last night was pretty decent for Transatlantics  for most of the night as they were in here a lot earlier and stayed strong until past 11PM local time .
 
 I managed to log 2 new Transatlantics both from Iran. Heard a few other stations also that haven't been here in a while.
 
Logs as follows:
 
747 khz -      23:36 UTC        9/19/08    IRIB Gonbad-e Qabus , Iran  w/ persian chants and commentary  // 1503 khz ; good  *** NEW ON ULR and overall ***
 
1026 khz -     00:01 UTC       9/20/08     IRIB Tabriz, Iran w/ persian chants  and commentary, mention of Iran  ; good
  *** NEW ON ULR and overall ***
 
1350 khz  -    23:47 UTC    9/19/08   WOYK - York Pennsylvania w/ "Sports Radio 13-50 WOYK " ID, baseball game ; fair (only 2nd time to ever here this one )
 
   702 khz -   23:40 UTC    9/19/08    RTM C Sebaa-Aouin Morocco w/ arabic chants by man for long time ( This one was very strong  like a  local .... Monster signal )
 
  1395 khz -  20:45 UTC    9/19/08    Transworld Radio via Flakke ,Albania  w/ commentary and sign off interval signal ; good ( Haven't heard this one in  a while either )
 
1017 khz -   00:34 UTC     9/20/08    TRT1 Mundaya, Turkey w/ Turkish language, songs and music, chants ; fair   ( This one has been a regular visitor lately )
 
1575 khz    00:45 UTC      9/20/08    R. Farda , Al Dhabbiya  United Arab Emirates w/ Arabic commentary and pop type music; good
 
A footnote : I'm still hearing KSL Salt Lake City, Utah on 1160 most early mornings but signal seems to have weakened. For those fellows on the east coast who need Utah and don't have a local pest try  for it around 3:30 AM Eastern
 
 
73
 
Allen Willie
St. John's, Newfoundland
SRF- M37V and SRF-39FP barefoot
 
 
 
 
 
 


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Re: Panasonic RF-U700

texnote
 

More technical details here:

http://www.avitela.lt/images/Katalogai/Panasonic_2006.pdf

- Big Size AM Gyro Antenna for High Sensitivity
- RDS Functions with Station Name
- Amp section: Preset EQ (4-Step)
- Tuner Section: Digital Synthesizer Tuner with 32-Stations (20-FM/12-
AM) Manual Preset Memory
- My Memory: 3-Stations
- Auto Tuning
- Speaker Section: 8cm Full Range, 2-Speaker System
- Other Section: Sleep Timer (30min/60min/90min/120min/Off)
- LCD Back lit On-Off
- Standard Accessories: AC Cord
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 276.5 x 175 x 149.5 mm
- Weight: (with Batteries) 2000g, (without Batteries) 1800g



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

The Panasonic RF-U700 (Japan) or RF-U700EG-S (Europe) is not an
ultralight, but it's notable in many ways: it has a large
rotatable/gyro antenna for AM, digital readout (PLL), and stereo
speakers for FM.

See specs at
http://panasonic.co.jp/corp/news/official.data/data.dir/jn050426-
4/jn050426-4.html

See high resolution photo at
http://panasonic.net/press-
room/contents/download/products/av/hi_res/RF-
U700.jpg

The reviews on amazon.co.jp are uniformely good. Does anybody know
how can one order this radio from abroad?


Panasonic RF-U700

texnote
 

The Panasonic RF-U700 (Japan) or RF-U700EG-S (Europe) is not an
ultralight, but it's notable in many ways: it has a large
rotatable/gyro antenna for AM, digital readout (PLL), and stereo
speakers for FM.

See specs at
http://panasonic.co.jp/corp/news/official.data/data.dir/jn050426-
4/jn050426-4.html

See high resolution photo at
http://panasonic.net/press-room/contents/download/products/av/hi_res/RF-
U700.jpg

The reviews on amazon.co.jp are uniformely good. Does anybody know
how can one order this radio from abroad?


Re: Sangean DT 200VX & DT-400 Pouch

Jay Heyl
 


Re: Sangean DT 200VX & DT-400 Pouch

Gary Kinsman
 

Here's another case I found that might be the right size for a DT-
200VX or DT-400W: the Case Logic Universal Pockets Medium (UP-2).

http://www.amazon.com/Case-Logic-Universal-Pockets-
Medium/dp/B000JJSQ8U/ref=pd_bbs_sr_3?ie=UTF8&s=home-
garden&qid=1221879895&sr=8-3

Amazon has them in blue for $4.88 and black for $6.99. Shipping is
free if you place an order of $25 or more.

--- In ultralightdx@..., "Tom Welch" <tw78216@...> wrote:

Click http://cgi.ebay.ca/CARRYING-POUCH-FOR-POCKET-RADIO-ANTENNA-MP3-
MP4-
PLAYER_W0QQitemZ140138456307QQihZ004QQcategoryZ15051QQtcZphotoQQcmdZVie
w
Item to view.

Tom Welch
Mesa, Arizona USA


Re: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Sony ICF-S5W

lrdheat
 



--- On Fri, 9/19/08, D1028Gary@... wrote:
From: D1028Gary@...
Subject: [ultralightdx] Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Sony ICF-S5W
To: ultralightdx@..., irca@...
Date: Friday, September 19, 2008, 7:04 PM

 
     In summary, the ICF-S5W is the most sensitive stock AM portable I have ever owned, and is certainly capable of providing great DX thrills even now, for those few DXers fortunate enough to find a model.
 
     73,  Gary DeBock 
 
     73   
 
 I agree with the caveat that the Radio Shack set (why did that set get away...don't even know what I did with it) was out of my hands before I got the ICF-S5W in 1980 (still enjoy this exceptional set...). I remember that I got Radio Paradise from I believe Antigua in the Caribbean from Duluth, MN on 1265 KHz in 1976 or so. Is that station even on? It would be fun to have the 2 sets together for head to head daytime testing. I did have a 2010, and the ICF-S5W smoked the 2010 head to head daytime. A RadioWest shotgun loop on the 2010 brought it about even with the S5W! (That loop deteriorated long ago with lots of use!) I would GUESS that the S5W would top the Shack's effort. The PR-D5 has a similar amount of native sensitivity, but is not as selective, and has issues in an urban setting with a am dial filled with locals.
 
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