Date   

Allen Willie wins the Radio Promo Stuff...........

robert ross
 

Hi Guys:

Allen Willie of Newfoundland correctly answered the quiz and wins the
bag of Radio Bumper Stickers and Radio Key Chains!!

"The frequencies of the 3 stations in London are 980 khz, 1290 khz and 1410
khz .Of the 3, I've heard CJBK 1290 from here a while back but not as yet
on the ultralights.

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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Re: What is best method for recording DX from an ULR?

satya@...
 

Hi Richard:

I use an Olympus WS-300 flash drive (solid state) recorder and love it,
since it's samll, runs about 20 hours on a single AAA battery, and can
immediattely be loaded onto the computer for editing and archiving.

How I solved the impedance and overload problem (some of you may laugh...)
was:
- take a patch cord with 1/8" stereo male plugs and cut it in half
- on both resulting pieces, strip the leads and tie the two insulated
"positive" leads together on each, leaving a single combined "positive"
lead plus the braid as the negative. Monophonic is fine for my DXing
purposes, but the recorder needs to see a stereo plug.
- Recombine the two pieces into a single cable, putting a 0-10K resistor
in series between the positive leads. The two negative braids are
directly tied together.
- I put a 25 ohm resistor across the positive and negative, which
apparently allows the recorder to "see" an impedance it likes. Plus, it
absorbs a lot of energy which otherwise distorts the recording: just the
10K pot was too iffy on finding a good recording level.

I plug one end into the receiver and the other into the MIC jack of the
recorder. I then plug my headphones into the recorder so I can listen as
I record. The Olympus has an LCD "VU meter", which helps, although my
ears are very good at telling if I'm overloading or underdriving the
recorder. Underdriving produces digital artifacts which sound like a
light (and annoying) wind chime when you play it back.

Hope this helps!

73 - Kevin S
Bainbridge Island, WA

I have a question or two on recording DX from a ULR.

I realize the recorder has to share the receiver's audio output with
the headphones. But how do you handle the impedance mismatch between
the receiver and recorder?

In keeping with our ultralight theme, do you prefer a mini-disc or
solid-state digital recorders over cassette tape? Does anyone have
any recommendations in this area? Thus far I leaning toward a
mini-disc recorder which I understand is already obsolete.

Thanks for the help.

Richard N. Allen,
DXing since 1960.


Re: What is best method for recording DX from an ULR?

Russ Edmunds <wb2bjh@...>
 

--- On Sun, 7/20/08, bbwrwy <richarda@...> wrote:


I have a question or two on recording DX from a ULR.

I realize the recorder has to share the receiver's audio output with
the headphones. But how do you handle the impedance mismatch between
the receiver and recorder?

In keeping with our ultralight theme, do you prefer a mini-disc or
solid-state digital recorders over cassette tape? Does anyone have
any recommendations in this area? Thus far I leaning toward a
mini-disc recorder which I understand is already obsolete.

Thanks for the help.

_________________

Ordinarily, I use an impedance matching transformer to match from most radios. Your typical headphone output is 4-8 ohms; your typical computer sound card wants to see something in the 5000-10000 ohm range ideally. I've found that 100, 2000 or 2500 ohms output is usually sufficient.

HOWEVER, there's another issue with ULR's which doesn't seem to exist even with my Sony 2010, and that's transmission of both monitor and CPU noise. Even with a 6 or 10' extender to get the ULR physically away from the computer so as to eliminate radiated noise, I still have way too much of it getting through, even using both my matching transformer and also a RS ground loop attenuator.

I haven't managed to correct this so far...

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


What is best method for recording DX from an ULR?

bbwrwy
 

I have a question or two on recording DX from a ULR.

I realize the recorder has to share the receiver's audio output with
the headphones. But how do you handle the impedance mismatch between
the receiver and recorder?

In keeping with our ultralight theme, do you prefer a mini-disc or
solid-state digital recorders over cassette tape? Does anyone have
any recommendations in this area? Thus far I leaning toward a
mini-disc recorder which I understand is already obsolete.

Thanks for the help.

Richard N. Allen,
DXing since 1960.


FREE Radio Station Bumper Stickers and Key Chains............

robert ross
 

Hi Guys:

A little off topic......but some of these Stations can be heard on
your Ultralight Radios.....so I guess we're OK!!!

I have a Large Package of Radio Station Bumper Stickers and a few Radio
Station Promo Keychains that are FREE to the first person who can email me
and tell me .........

London Ontario CANADA has 3 AM Radio Stations.........WHAT ARE THE
FREQUENCIES OF THESE 3 STATIONS??????

The first person who gives me the answer.....wins the Promo Stuff!!

I'll even pay the postage to get these items to you!!

Email me at......... va3sw@...

Included are AM/FM/and SHORTWAVE STICKERS........some are older......

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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OOPS!!!

John H. Bryant <bjohnorcas@...>
 

Very sorry!  I hit the wrong button somehow and sent each of you a copy of that article, along with the notice as to where to find it.  Hope that medium-sized file did not cause any major problems for anyone!

John B.
Orcas Island, WA, USA
Rcvrs: WiNRADiO 313e, Eton e1, Ultralights
Antennas: Two 70' x 100' Conti Super Loops, West and Northwest


Article Now Available: Building and Operating the Digital SRF-39

John H. Bryant <bjohnorcas@...>
 

I've finally found time to finish the long-promised article detailing adding an AADE Digital Frequency Display to and SRF-39. It's titled "Building and Operating the Digital Sony SRF-39" and its located on the third (last) page of files in our Ultralight Files Area of dxer.ca. For those of you fascinated by the performance of this family of Ultralights, here is a way to get a digital dial and a tuning know that can be operated fairly easily.

John B.
Orcas Island, WA, USA
Rcvrs: WiNRADiO 313e, Eton e1, Ultralights
Antennas: Two 70' x 100' Conti Super Loops, West and Northwest


Re: wznz 1460

Gary DeBock
 

Hello Richard,

Congratulations on your loggings of WZnZ-1460 and KSCO-1080.
It's always fun to log stations on both coasts.

Your report reminded me of my most exciting domestic logging
ever-- a bizarre sunset skip logging of KFWB-980 in Los Angeles
(5,000w at the time) as a 20-year old Navy sailor in Mayport, FL (in
1973), using a Sony TR-6400 portable. From that time on, I have
always tried to DX near the ocean, hi.

73, Gary

- In ultralightdx@..., Richard Berler <lrdheat@...> wrote:

Something of a record for me...I have heard both coasts via
relatively modest 5 KW stations on my SRF-59 over the past 2 nights.:
 
Wed night-1080 KHz KSCO Santa Cruz, CA (KRLD 1080 50 KW off the
air!)
Thur night-1460 KHZ WZNZ Jacksonville, FL
 
I am in Laredo, TX
 
Richard "Heatwave" Berler


New FM Logging & Notes 7/18/08

Norbert 26 <starship_2001@...>
 

Heard on stock Eton E-100 barefoot at Conimeicut Point Park Warwick R.I.

Notes: This logging was a strong short haul tropo opening out to Cape Cod.. Although even the slightest tropo enchanment will bring in the stronger Cape market stations this one is very hard and rare .

Notes 2: Earlier this AM i reported n HD detection on WWLI 105.1 . An absense of whining on 104.9 and 105.3 was noted on the Eton E-100 therefore WWLI IBOC is off at this time or at least was earlier today.

New Logging:
103.9 WKPE South Yarmouth Ma 9:20 AM EDT wkpe cape 104 if your name is Nora Montreal call in at xxxxxxx you won cape 104 capes hit music station 7/18/08











Re: FM DXing with Ultralights-- The Top Models

starship20012001 <starship_2001@...>
 

Gary Wrote:
4) Eton E100 As long as you don't care much about audio quality, -
-------<End Quote

The eton E 100 i have has very good sound quality on FM. I DX with
the stock speaker highs are nice and crisp. Vocals ome thru very
clearly. bass is of course limited by speaker size. I have had some
excellent new tropo loggings with it and having a great fM tropo
season .


wznz 1460

lrdheat
 

Something of a record for me...I have heard both coasts via relatively modest 5 KW stations on my SRF-59 over the past 2 nights.:

 

Wed night-1080 KHz KSCO Santa Cruz, CA (KRLD 1080 50 KW off the air!)

Thur night-1460 KHZ WZNZ Jacksonville, FL

 

I am in Laredo, TX

 

Richard "Heatwave" Berler



Re: FM DXing with Ultralights-- The Top Models

Carl DeWhitt
 

--- I have not tried the external antenna idea with my E-100 but will
when i get the chance.In regards to audio,i disagree with Gary though
this is a matter of personal opinion perhaps.My audio on the FM on the
E-100 is acceptable for a ULR when using the Sony headphones i got
with my SRF-M37W.I have fm dx receptions from Oklahoma,Texas,Kansas
and Missouri with the E-100.
Carl DeWhitt
Ponca City,Oklahoma

In ultralightdx@..., Robert Ross <va3sw@...> wrote:

At 05:59 PM 7/17/2008, D1028Gary@... wrote:


4) Eton E100 With a built-in whip antenna and more memories than
you'll
ever need, it provides FM reception fairly similar to that of the
DT-200VX, although the reception can be improved dramatically by
placing
the whip antenna next to a decent FM external antenna lead-in wire.


Gary.....I can confirm what you say about placing the whip closer to an
External Antenna on the E-100 Model.

While I was on my Cruise 2 weeks ago....I did a lot of FM DX'ing
with the
Eton E-100 out on the Balcony of our room, late at night. I found
that by
Laying the Whip Antenna up against the METAL RAILING of the balcony
on the
ship...the signals I was receiving were easily Doubled in Strength!! I
think if one could attach the whip to a Good FM beam.......in a
location
with few locals to avoid overloading........you would be able to
haul in
some pretty good FM DX with this little ULR Radio!!!!

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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Re: FM DXing with Ultralights-- The Top Models

Gary DeBock
 

Hello Rob and Carl,
 
     Thank you both for your comments regarding the E100.  This model's FM capabilities are kind of a bonus when purchasing this fine radio, which also has superb AM-DX capabilities (as will be fully documented in the Ultralight Summertime Shootout).
 
     Actually, any FM radio (with either a whip or headphone antenna) can receive a tremendous signal boost, when placed next to the lead-in wire of a decent external FM antenna.  My own test example was a full-wave FM loop on top of a 40' tower, which receives many BC and Oregon stations like locals.  The whip-antenna Ultralights usually couple up better than the headphone-antenna Ultralights, however.  And the sensitive FM Ultralights couple up much better than the deaf ones, of course.  Rob, I'm happy to hear that you tried this out on your cruise.  When I was in the Navy, sailors would often place their FM radios next to all kinds of wires and cables, in hopes of a better signal out in the ocean.
 
     Carl, you are certainly correct that FM audio quality is a highly subjective subject.  Most of the recent FM-stereo Ultralights have some kind of bass-boosting circuitry, which the E100 lacks.  But I think for the $$, the E100 definitely provides as much AM and FM DXing excitement as anyone could want.  It has recently become the modified darling of the Washington State Ultralight contingent, receiving multiple TP's and DU's for three different AM-DXpeditioners this summer.
 
                                                                                         73,  Gary
 
                                                                                                    
 
                                                                                                 
 
    




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Re: FM DXing with Ultralights-- The Top Models

robert ross
 

At 05:59 PM 7/17/2008, D1028Gary@... wrote:

 
4)  Eton E100   With a built-in whip antenna and more memories than you'll ever need, it provides FM reception fairly similar to that of the DT-200VX, although the reception can be improved dramatically by placing the whip antenna next to a decent FM external antenna lead-in wire.



Gary.....I can confirm what you say about placing the whip closer to an External Antenna on the E-100 Model.

While I was on my Cruise 2 weeks ago....I did a lot of FM DX'ing with the Eton E-100 out on the Balcony of our room, late at night. I found that by Laying the Whip Antenna up against the METAL RAILING of the balcony on the ship...the signals I was receiving were easily Doubled in Strength!! I think if one could attach the whip to a Good FM beam.......in a location with few locals to avoid overloading........you would be able to haul in some pretty good FM DX with this little ULR Radio!!!!

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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Re: FM DXing with Ultralights-- The Top Models

Russ Edmunds <wb2bjh@...>
 

--- On Thu, 7/17/08, D1028Gary@... <D1028Gary@...> wrote:

 
3)  Sangean DT-200VX   This black colored-model has great FM-DX capabilities, using circuitry apparently identical to the DT-400W, but Sangean has either improved the alignment or components in the new 400W model, providing a shade more FM sensitivity (at least in my review model).  Otherwise, the performance is identical to the above 400W description, with decent capabilities for both AM and FM DXing.  It retails for $49.99 from Amazon, with free shipping.
 

*** Realizing there is often a lot of unit-to-unit variation, I have to say that my DT200VX is quite different from whatever Gary tested. It does have decent sensitivity, but its selectivity, which is perhaps more important if you're DX'ing from any heavily-populated area, is very much average, as is its ability to deal with IBOC hiss.

I should also point out that the non-Ultralight Sony 2010 is as bad in both departments. Although there is an article out there dealing with replacing the IF filters with narrower ones, it's written by a Japanese who either had somewhat limited English or else the translator had. And worse yet, neither the article nor the 2010 manual is at all clear on just where these filters are physically located. The individual who rebuilt the one I now have was adept enough on the AM and SW side but also had no clue about the FM filters...

I haven't yet had the time to fully test out my SRF-59 on FM, and in fact have spent so little time on that I'm not even going to venture an opinion at this point.


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
Sony SRF-59
Sangean DT-200vx


KSCO 1080

lrdheat
 

KLRD (50 KW) 1080 KHz was off the air last night...as result, coast to coast faded in several times on my SRF-59 in Laredo, TX from KSCO, Santa Cruz, CA, 5 KW, 1458 miles away!


FM DXing with Ultralights-- The Top Models

Gary DeBock
 

Hello Guys,
 
     Although we were all originally attracted to Ultralight radios because of their overachieving AM-DX capabilities, it has recently become abundantly clear that many Ultralight AM-DXers are also Ultralight FM-DXers (like me), and there have been several requests for a "quick and dirty" recommendation of the FM-DX capabilities of the top models.  So, in order to show that these portables' amazing capabilities are not limited to medium wave, here is the "executive summary" of the top performers:
 
1)  Sangean DT-220V    This silver-colored model with built-in stereo earphones is an absolute turkey on AM, but is a screaming eagle on FM (I always wondered what the $53.26 price was for).  The FM sensitivity is amazing, with decent reception of both Victoria, BC stations (98.5 and 100.3), and passable reception of some Vancouver, BC (95.3 and 101.1) stations, as well as a couple of Portland, OR stations (101.9 and 103.3).  It has only five memory presets and no bass-boosting system, but audio quality is not bad (although plug-in stereo headphones are far more comfortable).  Using a whip antenna, for raw FM sensitivity, it is tops in the pocket radio class. It retails for $53.26 from Amazon, with free shipping.
 
2)  Sangean DT-400W    This is a new yellow-colored model that will be fully reviewed in the Midsummer Shooutout for AM capabilities, but its FM performance is definitely worth noting.  Just a shade less sensitive than the DT-220V, it can provide decent reception of the two Victoria stations (98.5 and 100.3), but reception of the Vancouver, BC or Portland, OR stations depends on your propagation luck. It has outstanding audio quality and no fewer than 16 FM memories, and for stereo music enthusiasts, is a runaway winner in listening pleasure.  Unique among the top FM-DXing models, it uses the plug-in stereo headphones as an antenna (not a built-in whip antenna).  For this reason, a substitute plug-in antenna is provided for speaker operation.  For those considering a purchase, the AM capabilities are identical to those of the DT-200VX (not bad at all, although not up to the level of the SRF-T615 in sensitivity, or E100 in selectivity).  It retails for $54.75 from Amazon, with free shipping.
 
3)  Sangean DT-200VX   This black colored-model has great FM-DX capabilities, using circuitry apparently identical to the DT-400W, but Sangean has either improved the alignment or components in the new 400W model, providing a shade more FM sensitivity (at least in my review model).  Otherwise, the performance is identical to the above 400W description, with decent capabilities for both AM and FM DXing.  It retails for $49.99 from Amazon, with free shipping.
 
4)  Eton E100   As long as you don't care much about audio quality, this somewhat overdesigned (and discontinued) portable will provide a lot of FM-DXing excitement.  With a built-in whip antenna and more memories than you'll ever need, it provides FM reception fairly similar to that of the DT-200VX, although the reception can be improved dramatically by placing the whip antenna next to a decent FM external antenna lead-in wire.  Stock sensitivity is sufficient for reception of Victoria, BC (98.5 and 100.3), with ghost-like reception of Vancouver, BC and Portland, OR powerhouses.  The big drawback of this model is somewhat nasty audio, which is not really helped by the pedestrian high-low switch control.  FM stereo-headphones plugged into this model cannot improve the harsh audio, which borders on the irritating.  Aside from this, the E100 has the FM sensitivity to provide a few thrills, especially for those who think FM-DXing should not be confused with FM-stereo listening.  The E100 has been discontinued by Eton, but is still routinely available as an NOS unit from many sources (including a current Durham Radio promotion on dxer.ca at $44 U.S.)
 
     Hopefully this basic information will be a helpful starting point for those interested in FM-DXing with Ultralights.  If there is sufficient interest in this Ultralight FM-DXing concept, a more detailed "Shootout" might be possible in the future.
 
                                                             73 and Best Wishes,
 
                                                             Gary DeBock      




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Guy's Recent Message from Oregon

John H. Bryant <bjohnorcas@...>
 

Somehow, the formatting on Guy's extraordinary message from the Oregon coast got all screwed up an difficult to read. Here is a cleaner version:

After three mornings of getting skunked on TPs/DUs with my hotrodded Eton E100, I finally hit paydirt this morning. I've been on a family vacation to Yachats, Oregon since last Friday and have been trying to sneak in some DXing.
 
The electrical grid surrounding our rental house is just too noisy for recording the band with my Perseus SDR (I tried *five* configurations of a Wellbrook ALA100 without success). However, noise-free beachfront overlooks and scenic-view parking lots are a short distance away, which is where I've been trying the modified Eton E100. This receiver has a 16.8" long X 1.0" diameter ferrite rod antenna mounted on a camera tripod purchased via Ebay for this purpose, and a 2.4 kHz, metal-cased Murata filter which is a high grade unit perfectly suited to TP/DU chasing in a band crowded with domestic channels.
 
I found no 9 kHz signals prior to 1210 UTC, but after that the band became alive with TPs and DUs up until 1300 (6 a.m. local; sunrise today was 5:30 a.m. local). Both low and midband Aussie and Japanese stations were in at fair to very good levels, and South Korea and Thailand were also noted on the high band.
 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
531    An extremely weak signal noted here 1210-1300, with just snippets of audio. Looped to the SW; with the other Aussies coming in, I presume this must have been 2PM Kempsey trying to make an appearance.
 
576    Low audio in English around max sunrise. 2RN Sydney?
 
585    Scraps of Aussie-sounding accented English at 1245. Best bet here is 7RN Hobart, but not much to go on.
 
666    Faint bits of Japanese lang., mixing with English. JOBK Osaka probably, but who was in English?
 
675    Weak English and EZL music 1220. 2CO Corowa?
 
693    JOAB Tokyo, at fair to good levels with Japanese talk 1230
 
702    2BL Sydney, good signal at 1220, then very good at 1240 recheck
 
738    2NR Grafton with good to very good signal at 1210 to 1240
 
747    JOIB Sapporo with a good signal throughout the 1210-1300 period
 
774    JOUB Akita with a good signal throughout, peaking very good at 1245
 
792    4RN Brisbane heard with a good level 1230
 
891    5AN Adelaide-- the clearest of all the Aussies with no QRM from 890 or 900. Good to very good signal; noted ID "5AN Adelaide, ABC" at 1244.
 
954    JOKR Tokyo, presumed with weak Japanese talk and music.
 
1017   Unid., weak signal here, possibly Japanese language at 1245.
 
1134    JOQR Tokyo, heard with a fair to good signal around 1230-1235. Japanese lang. and music.
 
1287   JOHR Sapporo, with fair to good talk in Japanese.
 
1314    JOUF Osaka, presumed here with a low level signal in Japanese.
 
1566    HLAZ in presumed Chinese at fair level prior to 1230; much stronger after 1240 with Japanese language.
 
1575    VOA Ayutthaya in pres. Laotian language at fair to good level between 1240 and 1300. 1575 was the last TP signal heard on the band when it dropped like a clamshell at 1300.
 
---------------------------------------------------------------
 
Well, that was a pretty good haul for a single Eton E100 in less than an hour!
 
Guy Atkins
Puyallup, WA USA
DXing from Yachats, OR
www.perseus-sdr.blogspot.com
 
 
 
 


Great TP/DU Morning for Ultralights

Guy Atkins
 

After three mornings of getting skunked on TPs/DUs with my hotrodded Eton E100, I finally hit paydirt this morning. I've been on a family vacation to Yachats, Oregon since last Friday and have been trying to sneak in some DXing.
 
The electrical grid surrounding our rental house is just too noisy for recording the band with my Perseus SDR (I tried *five* configurations of a Wellbrook ALA100 without success). However, noise-free beachfront overlooks and scenic-view parking lots are a short distance away, which is where I've been trying the modified Eton E100. This receiver has a 16.8" long X 1.0" diameter ferrite rod antenna mounted on a camera tripod purchased via Ebay for this purpose, and a 2.4 kHz, metal-cased Murata filter which is a high grade unit perfectly suited to TP/DU chasing in a band crowded with domestic channels.
 
I found no 9 kHz signals prior to 1210 UTC, but after that the band became alive with TPs and DUs up until 1300 (6 a.m. local; sunrise today was 5:30 a.m. local). Both low and midband Aussie and Japanese stations were in at fair to very good levels, and South Korea and Thailand were also noted on the high band.
 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
531    An extremely weak signal noted here 1210-1300, with just snippets of audio. Looped to the SW; with the other Aussies coming in, I presume this must have been 2PM Kempsey trying to make an appearance.
 
576    Low audio in English around max sunrise. 2RN Sydney?
 
585    Scraps of Aussie-sounding accented English at 1245. Best bet here is 7RN Hobart, but not much to go on.
 
666    Faint bits of Japanese lang., mixing with English. JOBK Osaka probably, but who was in English?
 
675    Weak English and EZL music 1220. 2CO Corowa?
 
693    JOAB Tokyo, at fair to good levels with Japanese talk 1230
 
702    2BL Sydney, good signal at 1220, then very good at 1240 recheck
 
738    2NR Grafton with good to very good signal at 1210 to 1240
 
747    JOIB Sapporo with a good signal throughout the 1210-1300 period
 
774    JOUB Akita with a good signal throughout, peaking very good at 1245
 
792    4RN Brisbane heard with a good level 1230
 
891    5AN Adelaide-- the clearest of all the Aussies with no QRM from 890 or 900. Good to very good signal; noted ID "5AN Adelaide, ABC" at 1244.
 
954    JOKR Tokyo, presumed with weak Japanese talk and music.
 
1017   Unid., weak signal here, possibly Japanese language at 1245.
 
1134    JOQR Tokyo, heard with a fair to good signal around 1230-1235. Japanese lang. and music.
 
1287   JOHR Sapporo, with fair to good talk in Japanese.
 
1314    JOUF Osaka, presumed here with a low level signal in Japanese.
 
1566    HLAZ in presumed Chinese at fair level prior to 1230; much stronger after 1240 with Japanese language.
 
1575    VOA Ayutthaya in pres. Laotian language at fair to good level between 1240 and 1300. 1575 was the last TP signal heard on the band when it dropped like a clamshell at 1300.
 
---------------------------------------------------------------
 
Well, that was a pretty good haul for a single Eton E100 in less than an hour!
 
Guy Atkins
Puyallup, WA USA
DXing from Yachats, OR
www.perseus- <http://www.perseus-sdr.blogspot.com> sdr.blogspot.com
 
 
 

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Re: E100 Alignment Notes + Stuff

bbwrwy
 

When I mentioned E100 sensitivity improved when the antenna was moved
away from the receiver, I was referring to the ferrite rod not the
whip. I had already dispensed with the whip. I'm sorry for any
misunderstanding.

It appears the receiver's sensitivity can be improved by simply
removing the ferrite rod antenna to the top of the case. It should be
possible to move it there without clipping the wires, passing them
through a small hole. I definitely observed an improvement when it
was separated from the circuit board. I imagine using better ferrite
material would result in improved sensitvity. But then it might mean
an increase in side-band slop from local stations.

This morning, I compared the aligned receiver with a newer factory
aligned E100. The one I aligned was a tad better throughout the band.

Richard Allen,
DXing since 1960.