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Re: Loggings - 03/08/2021

Jorge Garzón
 

Hi Frank,
I am finishing a post about the UL DX Index with clearer and extended info. It will be available in 24 h on my blog. The Index just shows the difficult a signal is to be heard in our ULR and Small Portables assuming that transmitting power is the main reason to catch a signal, then the distance, at least on LW and MW (0,1 to 2000 kHz). 
Most of the times we are thinking that distance is the most important, but technically hearing a 1w signal at a distance of 100 km is a better catch that a 5 kW station at 5.000 km. 
Physically is a better listening although can be less exciting for some DXers. But we are just numbering how difficult is but not the personal excitement given by a good catch. 

Variation of signal strength does not change the index. That's why we offer two categories: barefoot receivers and receivers inductively coupled with an external loop or wire aerial. 

Every comment on this matter will give us opportunities to find the best way to use and score it. 
73
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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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Re: Retekess V-115 FM/AM/SW Radio Review – July 2021

 

Very interesting results. The AR1733 was easily better on all stations? What is the thing with the white sticker in your case? Another radio? Did you compare it with that?

 
 
Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2021 at 1:33 PM
From: "Paul Blundell" <tanger32au@...>
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Retekess V-115 FM/AM/SW Radio Review – July 2021
Fourteen Days In:
Today I took the chance of a break in the terrible weather to get and about and undertaking some side by side testing of my Retekess V-115 in a lower RF environment. Below are the results.
 
 
As you can see, it really struggled and the AR-1733 easily won on every frequency checked.
 
 
 
On Wed, Aug 4, 2021 at 11:40 AM trrs73 <trrs73@...> wrote:
Will do.

Tom Stiles

 

 

 
 
--
Paul
 


Re: Loggings - 03/08/2021

 

I assume these were with no external aerial? I wonder if we could look at a scoring system for this index which also includes a part which covers signal levels? That way logging a signal at a better level would increase the index?

 
 
Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2021 at 11:06 AM
From: "Paul Blundell" <tanger32au@...>
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Subject: [UltralightDX] Loggings - 03/08/2021

The below were logged last night between 8:00pm and 8:30pm using my Retekess V-115 at home.

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**MWDxerDB - Report**
Report Date: 08/04/2021
Report Time: 10:53:16
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Freq / Name: 0873 - 2GB
Details: Sydney - Commercial - 6000w
Notes: 03/08/2021 - ULDXIndex = 0.1518 

Freq / Name: 1539 - HPON
Details: Adelaide - HPON - 5000w 
Notes: 03/08/2021 - ULDXIndex = 0.2104 


Re: More barefoot D-808 videos

 

Your videos of this again are getting me excited for getting back in to Dxing again.

 
 
Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2021 at 3:45 AM
From: "Peter 1956" <pe1etr@...>
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Subject: [UltralightDX] More barefoot D-808 videos
1431 DJI VOA Djibouti/Doraleh 4496km
https://youtu.be/ryF4z4bo6CA

1413 BBC WS Oman XHDATA D-808 A’Seela 6388km
https://youtu.be/GFn8aUgf0m4

Magic 828 with ID Klipheuwel (Cape Town) 1146km
https://youtu.be/6_cTB7PyC44

Peter
Botswana


Re: Retekess V-115 FM/AM/SW Radio Review – July 2021

 

It is great to read some other reviews of this radio.

 
 
Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2021 at 3:08 AM
From: "Mark Roberts" <markrobt@...>
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Retekess V-115 FM/AM/SW Radio Review – July 2021
I'm not great at self-promotion, but here we go with my perspective on this radio: http://www.cosmos-monitor.com/radios/tivdio-v115.html
 
On Tue, Aug 3, 2021 at 9:00 AM Zacharias Liangas via groups.io <zliangas=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]
[Reason: Adds]

One question, when you use earphones, does your internal speaker disconnect? I have noticed with mine that even with earphones connected, the sound still comes out of the speaker

This can happen with earphones used for smartphone ie with mic based that use a 3+1audio plug
Standard l stereo earphones or headphones r disab the speaker audio.
Hope that it helps

 

 


Re: Retekess V-115 FM/AM/SW Radio Review – July 2021

 

I will keep this in mind when I use headphones with mine.

 
 
Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2021 at 1:50 AM
From: "Zacharias Liangas via groups.io" <zliangas@...>
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Retekess V-115 FM/AM/SW Radio Review – July 2021

[Edited Message Follows]
[Reason: Adds]

One question, when you use earphones, does your internal speaker disconnect? I have noticed with mine that even with earphones connected, the sound still comes out of the speaker

This can happen with earphones used for smartphone ie with mic based that use a 3+1audio plug
Standard l stereo earphones or headphones r disab the speaker audio.
Hope that it helps


Re: PL330 battery discharge time

 

I don't own one so can't provide any first hand experiance and the reviews I found don't say. Are you thinking it is too long or too short run time?

 
 
Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2021 at 7:26 PM
From: "Zacharias Liangas via groups.io" <zliangas@...>
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Subject: [UltralightDX] PL330 battery discharge time
I m repeating my previous question with different wording 
Did anyone noticed or measured the discharge time of the PL330 battery?
I alrssal counted mine PL380 at around 30 hours with earphones and audio set to 7


Re: Retekess V-115 FM/AM/SW Radio Review – July 2021

Paul Blundell
 

Fourteen Days In:
Today I took the chance of a break in the terrible weather to get and about and undertaking some side by side testing of my Retekess V-115 in a lower RF environment. Below are the results.


As you can see, it really struggled and the AR-1733 easily won on every frequency checked.



On Wed, Aug 4, 2021 at 11:40 AM trrs73 <trrs73@...> wrote:
Will do.

Tom Stiles



--
Paul


Re: Retekess V-115 FM/AM/SW Radio Review – July 2021

trrs73
 

Will do.

Tom Stiles


Re: Retekess V-115 FM/AM/SW Radio Review – July 2021

Paul Blundell
 

That sounds great, let us know when it is online.

Paul

On Wed, Aug 4, 2021 at 11:31 AM trrs73 <trrs73@...> wrote:
OK, will be doing a show on your report this week some time.  My channel ID is hamrad88.

Tom Stiles



--
Paul


Re: Retekess V-115 FM/AM/SW Radio Review – July 2021

trrs73
 

OK, will be doing a show on your report this week some time.  My channel ID is hamrad88.

Tom Stiles


Loggings - 03/08/2021

Paul Blundell
 

The below were logged last night between 8:00pm and 8:30pm using my Retekess V-115 at home.

-------------------------
**MWDxerDB - Report**
Report Date: 08/04/2021
Report Time: 10:53:16
-------------------------

Freq / Name: 0873 - 2GB
Details: Sydney - Commercial - 6000w
Notes: 03/08/2021 - ULDXIndex = 0.1518 

Freq / Name: 1539 - HPON
Details: Adelaide - HPON - 5000w 
Notes: 03/08/2021 - ULDXIndex = 0.2104 


Re: More barefoot D-808 videos

Paul Blundell
 

Great videos as always Peter.


On Wed, Aug 4, 2021 at 3:45 AM Peter 1956 <pe1etr@...> wrote:
1431 DJI VOA Djibouti/Doraleh 4496km
https://youtu.be/ryF4z4bo6CA

1413 BBC WS Oman XHDATA D-808 A’Seela 6388km
https://youtu.be/GFn8aUgf0m4

Magic 828 with ID Klipheuwel (Cape Town) 1146km
https://youtu.be/6_cTB7PyC44

Peter
Botswana



--
Paul


Re: Retekess V-115 FM/AM/SW Radio Review – July 2021

Paul Blundell
 

Thanks for sharing that, I will add a link to that on my blog also.


On Wed, Aug 4, 2021 at 3:08 AM Mark Roberts <markrobt@...> wrote:
I'm not great at self-promotion, but here we go with my perspective on this radio: http://www.cosmos-monitor.com/radios/tivdio-v115.html

On Tue, Aug 3, 2021 at 9:00 AM Zacharias Liangas via groups.io <zliangas=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]
[Reason: Adds]

One question, when you use earphones, does your internal speaker disconnect? I have noticed with mine that even with earphones connected, the sound still comes out of the speaker

This can happen with earphones used for smartphone ie with mic based that use a 3+1audio plug
Standard l stereo earphones or headphones r disab the speaker audio.
Hope that it helps



--
Paul


Re: Retekess V-115 FM/AM/SW Radio Review – July 2021

Paul Blundell
 

Good review, do you mind if I post a link to that under mine on my blog?


On Wed, Aug 4, 2021 at 1:45 AM Zacharias Liangas via groups.io <zliangas=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

https://sites.google.com/site/zliangas/tivdio


This is my review on 115 the time of tivdios tested alrdsal two pieces with 1 year of difference ie 2017  2018

I don't know if this radio has been enhanced since then vbur in short 
Too noisy in all bands 
Very sharp speaker audio
Same via earphones
Unstable stereo panning during recording
External antenna tuner for MW such as  tecsun an200 greatly enhances reception

Transferred recordings to another gear have good audio.

If anyone can advise me if there are any significant enhances over that time please let me know 

I use the second piece for only music playing for me parents WMA seemed not supported at 44kbit



--
Paul


Re: Retekess V-115 FM/AM/SW Radio Review – July 2021

Paul Blundell
 

Thanks, I did try some other earphones and they worked fine.

Seven Days In:
The issue I raised above with the earphones has been tracked down to
 the earphones I was using and not the radio itself. I have tried it with a different set of earphones and the internal speaker stopped working when I plugged them in. I have tested some more and found with the ones I use the most, if I pull them out a small way (see attached photo) it works. Not sure what I will do as I prefer to use these ones.


On Wed, Aug 4, 2021 at 1:51 AM Zacharias Liangas via groups.io <zliangas=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
One question, when you use earphones, does your internal speaker disconnect? I have noticed with mine that even with earphones connected, the sound still comes out of the speaker



This can happen with earphones used for smartphone ie with mic based that use a 3+1audio plug



--
Paul


Re: Retekess V-115 FM/AM/SW Radio Review – July 2021

Paul Blundell
 

That sounds great, let me know what you need from me.


On Tue, Aug 3, 2021 at 7:26 PM trrs73 <trrs73@...> wrote:
Paul,

I have been following your post especially the ones about the V-115.  I have captured most of them and I would like your permission to go over them on my YouYube channel (hamrad88) with full credit going to you as some of your finding will be of interests to my viewers.  Please let me know if that is acceptable to you.

Thanks,

Tom Stiles



--
Paul


More barefoot D-808 videos

Peter 1956
 

1431 DJI VOA Djibouti/Doraleh 4496km
https://youtu.be/ryF4z4bo6CA

1413 BBC WS Oman XHDATA D-808 A’Seela 6388km
https://youtu.be/GFn8aUgf0m4

Magic 828 with ID Klipheuwel (Cape Town) 1146km
https://youtu.be/6_cTB7PyC44

Peter
Botswana


Re: Retekess V-115 FM/AM/SW Radio Review – July 2021

Mark Roberts
 

I'm not great at self-promotion, but here we go with my perspective on this radio: http://www.cosmos-monitor.com/radios/tivdio-v115.html


On Tue, Aug 3, 2021 at 9:00 AM Zacharias Liangas via groups.io <zliangas=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]
[Reason: Adds]

One question, when you use earphones, does your internal speaker disconnect? I have noticed with mine that even with earphones connected, the sound still comes out of the speaker

This can happen with earphones used for smartphone ie with mic based that use a 3+1audio plug
Standard l stereo earphones or headphones r disab the speaker audio.
Hope that it helps


Re: Retekess V-115 FM/AM/SW Radio Review – July 2021

Zacharias Liangas
 
Edited

One question, when you use earphones, does your internal speaker disconnect? I have noticed with mine that even with earphones connected, the sound still comes out of the speaker

This can happen with earphones used for smartphone ie with mic based that use a 3+1audio plug
Standard l stereo earphones or headphones r disab the speaker audio.
Hope that it helps

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