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Re: Sangean DT-800

Paul Blundell
 

Those are some interesting results, what was wrong with the 310ET?


On Tue, May 11, 2021 at 5:46 AM Johnny via groups.io <jlochey=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Love it!  Zoot!

I'll be using soon!

To me it sounds like it could be used instead of "sweet" or "awesome"?


Also, I have performed some VERY informal tests pitting my DT-800 against my CCrane Skywave, Sihuadon R-108 and Tecsun PL-310ET, and found the DT-800 to be able to really "hold it's own" against these other radios and the DT-800 was able to "hear" most of the same things (95%?) on AM that these other radios could, surprisingly.  FM was almost as good, but the R-108 is pretty hard to beat on FM.

PL-310ET had to go back to the shop and will be replaced by a PL-330 (in transit).


Thanks all!


Johnny



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Paul


Re: Headphones?

Johnny
 

Great ideas everyone, thx!

J


Re: Your current "personal" radio DX challenge?

Johnny
 

Hi Paul,

That is a really neat idea!

I think that's cool!

I'll try that myself...


Johnny


Re: Kmart AM/FM Radio - Review - March 2021

Johnny
 

KMart is an extinct animal in my area, sadly...

Great place when I was young.



J


Re: Sangean DT-800

Johnny
 

Love it!  Zoot!

I'll be using soon!

To me it sounds like it could be used instead of "sweet" or "awesome"?


Also, I have performed some VERY informal tests pitting my DT-800 against my CCrane Skywave, Sihuadon R-108 and Tecsun PL-310ET, and found the DT-800 to be able to really "hold it's own" against these other radios and the DT-800 was able to "hear" most of the same things (95%?) on AM that these other radios could, surprisingly.  FM was almost as good, but the R-108 is pretty hard to beat on FM.

PL-310ET had to go back to the shop and will be replaced by a PL-330 (in transit).


Thanks all!


Johnny


Re: Sangean DT-800

Phil Pasteur
 

I have been known to use the term, but combined with high, as in "High Zoot". I used it to mean advanced/good. or the like.
from word reference forums
high-zoot = approximately "really cool" From "zooty" - sharp, fashionable, showy


Re: Spain MW report

patrice.privat
 

Gracias Jorge
Propagation is getting poorer now with extended daylight.
Are you aware of Regional News time slots for SER/COPE/RN on Saturday and Sunday, por favor.??

73's

PP


Re: Spain MW report

Jorge Garzón <iberiaDX@...>
 

Hi Patrice, 
1125 RNE-R5 Todonoticias Álava from Vitoria. RN is one of the Spanish Public National Radio channels (RN de Radio Nacional de España RNE). The second one, mainly focused on news and cultural short programs, is Radio 5 (R5 de Radio Nacional de España RNE) . 
From Vitoria, RNE-RN ID will be 'Radio Nacional de España Euskadi' with regional news, and RNE-R5 ID 'Radio 5 Todonoticias Álava' with local news. 
¡Buen DX! 
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Jorge Garzón (EB7EFA · EA1036 SWL) 
QTH: IN83ag / 43º15' N · 03º56' W
Urb. San Roque 95, casa 5 (Villasevil)
39698 Santiurde de Toranzo (ESPAÑA - SPAIN)
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Blog: IberiaDX  · Twitter: @IberiaDX


Spain MW report

patrice.privat
 

Hi

0725 CEST on 1125 RN Vitoria clearly dominant.

Good day

Patrice
Tecsun PL380


Re: Kmart AM/FM Radio - Review - March 2021

Paul Blundell
 

Since moving house I have got this radio back out and have spent some more time really getting to know it. 
One thing I have noticed on FM is that it has a noticeable "drift", over the period of an hour or so it required a retune every so often. I will be checking to see if the AM band suffers the same issue.


Re: Moving Home and Loggings

Paul Blundell
 

Last night I focused on the FM band, so far the results are not much different to my old location except the three low power FM translators don't come in very well. This I will be spending some more time focusing on.

Paul


Re: Your current "personal" radio DX challenge?

Paul Blundell
 

My latest challenge is to pick a part of the band (last night was 1503kHz to 1602kHz) and see what stations I can log. I will be working my way down the band in 100kHz segments.

Paul


Re: 549kHz - 2CR - Other Stations

Paul Blundell
 

I tried the last few nights over the weekend both barefoot and with my 3" FSL, nothing at all heard except 2CR. 


Re: Headphones?

Paul Blundell
 


Loggings - 1503kHz - 1602kHz - 09/05/2021

Paul Blundell
 

Date: 09/05/2021
Time: 8:00pm
Location: Home, Launceston Tasmania.
Notes: AR-1733 / Internal Aerial

 

FREQ

CALLSIGN

Area Served

Purpose

Power

1503

3KND

Melbourne

Community

5k

1512

2RN

Newcastle

National

10k

1521

2QN

Deniliquin

Commercial

2k

1539

HPON

Adelaide

HPON

5k

1548

4QD

Emerald

National

50k

1557

2RE

Taree

Commercial

2k

1566

3NE

Wangaratta

Commercial

5k

1584

7SH

St Helens

National

100

1593

HPON

Melbourne

HPON

5k

1602

3WL

Warrnambool

National

250

 

 


Re: New House DX Results

Paul Blundell
 

That is a really good point and something I will need to look into more.
Our power lines run down the other side of the house so that is a bonus, we have all the same appliances but do have a new heat pump and dish washer so might need to check if they are having any impact.

On Sun, May 9, 2021 at 11:46 PM radiojayallen <radiojayallen@...> wrote:
Is there a difference in RFI...is there more or less noise at the new house? I moved last year form a house built in 1993 to a new house and there is more noise in some areas of the new house. I had to seek out spots where reception is best. The noise is not always apparent as noise as much as a desensitization of the receivers. As I move to lower noise areas the signals emerge more clearly. My point is that it was not immediately apparent that noise was an issue because it was not the usual buzz we often associate with RFI.



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Paul


Re: Sangean DT-800

Gord Seifert
 

  I should probably leave it to the poster who used the word to explain, but I found it interesting and did some digging. Zoot originally described a suit worn mainly by blacks and latin Americans back in the early 1940s (when I was born). Very long jackets and wide legged pants with tight cuffs. But it now seems to be used as a description of a hot and sexy female. So I take it that it means a pretty good, and attractive, radio in this case.

   Feel free to correct me if I am wrong!

  Regards,
  Gord


Re: New House DX Results

radiojayallen
 

Is there a difference in RFI...is there more or less noise at the new house? I moved last year form a house built in 1993 to a new house and there is more noise in some areas of the new house. I had to seek out spots where reception is best. The noise is not always apparent as noise as much as a desensitization of the receivers. As I move to lower noise areas the signals emerge more clearly. My point is that it was not immediately apparent that noise was an issue because it was not the usual buzz we often associate with RFI.


Re: Headphones?

Zacharias Liangas
 

I used for very long away a Sennheiser m@h40 for my old Icom R75 but on my newer PC - SDR i use the HD497 that has a relatively  trebly headphone that suits better to the bassy sounded laptop minimizing irritation
Buying  malahit depends on family's economic conditions


New House DX Results

Paul Blundell
 

Well so far it is a mixed bag. NZ stations are a little better in general but this is traded off by a noticeable drop from some of the Victorian stations, especially when listening during the day via groundwave.

Of a night time, I have noticed an improvement of SA and WA stations.

Paul