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Re: Possible DXing chair

R. Mark Barnett
 

Oh, and here is a chair on eBay somewhat like that.... I would still rather have my recliner, this is all I could find...

 
Mark B. N8PGV
 
Today's scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality.
~ Nikola Tesla


From: Paul
To: ultralightdx@...
Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 9:47 PM
Subject: [ultralightdx] Possible DXing chair

 
Hi all,
I spotted this the other week online which I think would make a great chair for DXing at home, the problem is I can't find anybody in Australian who sells them. For those of you in the US, have you ever seen anything like this?

http://bonjourlife.com/mini-office-chair/

Paul




Re: Possible DXing chair

R. Mark Barnett
 

Oh, and here is a chair on eBay somewhat like that.... I would still rather have my recliner, but.....

 
Mark B. N8PGV
 
Today's scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality.
~ Nikola Tesla


From: Paul
To: ultralightdx@...
Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 9:47 PM
Subject: [ultralightdx] Possible DXing chair

 
Hi all,
I spotted this the other week online which I think would make a great chair for DXing at home, the problem is I can't find anybody in Australian who sells them. For those of you in the US, have you ever seen anything like this?

http://bonjourlife.com/mini-office-chair/

Paul




Re: Possible DXing chair

R. Mark Barnett
 

I have a La-z-boy recliner and I wouldn't trade it for anything!!! Even if I fall asleep in it, I'm good to go in the morning!! MY old one had compartments in the arms to store my radio gear... I loved it, but ended up getting a smaller one without the compartments. Whatever works best for you IS BEST, I hope you find something YOU like!
 
Mark B. N8PGV
 
Today's scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality.
~ Nikola Tesla


From: Paul
To: ultralightdx@...
Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 9:47 PM
Subject: [ultralightdx] Possible DXing chair

 
Hi all,
I spotted this the other week online which I think would make a great chair for DXing at home, the problem is I can't find anybody in Australian who sells them. For those of you in the US, have you ever seen anything like this?

http://bonjourlife.com/mini-office-chair/

Paul




Re: Possible DXing chair

Bob Coomler
 

As someone with a crummy back, I've tried about a gazillion chairs for work and home over time with very mixed results.  What has consistently worked, and was much more economical, was a cushion designed for pilots:


It looks like AirHawk in Oz might have something similar:


Bob Coomler
Tucson, AZ 


From: Paul <tanger32au@...>
To: ultralightdx@...
Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 6:47 PM
Subject: [ultralightdx] Possible DXing chair

 
Hi all,
I spotted this the other week online which I think would make a great chair for DXing at home, the problem is I can't find anybody in Australian who sells them. For those of you in the US, have you ever seen anything like this?

http://bonjourlife.com/mini-office-chair/

Paul




Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 10-29 (Conclusion)

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
 
After reading Nigel's report about this year's lack of Chinese signals in Alberta, I can understand why propagation is such a fascinating science. The Chinese have always had the edge here, and this morning the propagation seemed to give them an extra boost. 603-China (Hulun Buir?) was the star of the morning with very strong Chinese female conversation at 1410, managing one of its best signals of the entire season. As reported earlier, other Mainland Asian signals were also dramatically improved over yesterday, with 603-HLSA giving 603-China some very vibrant competition at 1355 with its long-set music (parallel to a strong 558-HLQH). The Japanese big guns had a mixed performance this morning, with 594, 747, 774 and 1287 in and out with good signals from 1330-1400, but generally not up to the level of the Korean big guns on 972, 1053 and 1566.
 
 
Some second-tier Chinese stations that came out of the woodwork were 639-CNR1 (fair to good with male Chinese news at 1445), a presumed 936-Anhui (good at 1408 with music), 963-CRI (fair at 1353 in Russian), 1017-CRI (good at 1342 in Korean),1323-CRI (fair at 1328 in Russian), and 1377-CNR1 (good at 1433 with male Chinese speech). 738-BEL2 in Taiwan was also riding the Chinese propagation wave this morning with fair to good signals at 1356 during the usual call-in talk program, although its 1143 // was missing in action. 1575-VOA and other high-band Asians (150-JOUK, 1593-CNR1, etc.) also seemed to be below average, as this morning's propagation boost was strongest on the low band. Overall it was a very interesting morning, and a dramatic improvement over yesterday.
 
 
603  China  (Hulun Buir?)   Very strong Chinese
            female conversation at 1410, one of its
            best signals ever here
 
603  HLSA  Namyang, S. Korea   Very good
            level female vocal music at 1355; stiff
            competition for 603-China this morning
 
639  CNR1  China Synchros   Fair to good news
            by Chinese male late at 1445
 
738  BEL2  Penghu, Taiwan   Fair Chinese male
            conversation during call-in talk program
            at 1356
 
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
7.5" loopstick Tecsun PL-380 Ultralight +
12" Medium Wave FSL antenna
 
 
 
     


Loggings - 27/10/2013 - 29/10/2013

Paul Blundell
 

Over the past few nights my DXing time has been limited by work and other commitments, however I have still managed to log 5 new stations. 2RN on 1098kHz was very weak however after moving outside away from domestic noise I was able to hear enough to make me comfortable with logging it.

747 - 6SE - Esperance - WA - Commercial - 5000
837 - 4RK - Rockhampton - QLD - National - 10000
864 - 4GR - Toowoomba - QLD - Commercial - 2000
1089 - 2EL - Orange - NSW - Commercial - 5000
1098 - 2RN - Goulburn - NSW - National - 200

Paul
Launceston, Tasmania.


Re: Possible DXing chair

Ken Kizer
 

Paul Blundell writes...

Hi,
Yes that is what it is looking like I might have to do, before I did that I
wanted to see if some other types / styles existed to get some ideas and
see what sort of price I would be looking at.
Or an old school desk. Casters optional.

Ken

Paul


On Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 12:49 PM, Andy Gardner <ceo@...> wrote:

**



Tem minutes with a normal office chair, some square section profile steel,
some chipboard and a welder should sort that out.

On 30/10/2013, at 2:47 PM, Paul wrote:

Hi all,
I spotted this the other week online which I think would make a great
chair for DXing at home, the problem is I can't find anybody in Australian
who sells them. For those of you in the US, have you ever seen anything
like this?

http://bonjourlife.com/mini-office-chair/

Paul


Re: Possible DXing chair

Paul Blundell
 

Hi,
Yes that is what it is looking like I might have to do, before I did that I wanted to see if some other types / styles existed to get some ideas and see what sort of price I would be looking at.

Paul


On Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 12:49 PM, Andy Gardner <ceo@...> wrote:
 


Tem minutes with a normal office chair, some square section profile steel, some chipboard and a welder should sort that out.

On 30/10/2013, at 2:47 PM, Paul wrote:

> Hi all,
> I spotted this the other week online which I think would make a great chair for DXing at home, the problem is I can't find anybody in Australian who sells them. For those of you in the US, have you ever seen anything like this?
>
> http://bonjourlife.com/mini-office-chair/
>
> Paul



Re: Possible DXing chair

Andy Gardner <ceo@...>
 

Tem minutes with a normal office chair, some square section profile steel, some chipboard and a welder should sort that out.

On 30/10/2013, at 2:47 PM, Paul wrote:

Hi all,
I spotted this the other week online which I think would make a great chair for DXing at home, the problem is I can't find anybody in Australian who sells them. For those of you in the US, have you ever seen anything like this?

http://bonjourlife.com/mini-office-chair/

Paul


Possible DXing chair

Paul Blundell
 

Hi all,
I spotted this the other week online which I think would make a great chair for DXing at home, the problem is I can't find anybody in Australian who sells them. For those of you in the US, have you ever seen anything like this?

http://bonjourlife.com/mini-office-chair/

Paul


Re: COUNTYCOMM GP-5 DSP Radio

bbwrwy
 

From the photographs on the company web site it appears the receiver has the same belt clip as the PL-360.  It's not a very substantial belt clip.


There is a belt loop on the case accompanying the receiver.


Richard Allen.





---In ultralightdx@..., <sumanmed@...> wrote:

Like GP5,Does pl360 has a belt clip too?

On Monday, October 28, 2013, wrote:
 

It is definitely a rebadged Tecsun PL-360.


Richard.

Richard Allen,
near Perry OK USA.


FSL & Quantum Loop combination.

bbwrwy
 

This morning I've been experimenting with using a Quantum QX Loop and the seven-inch FSL in tandem.  Together there is a good boost in signal reception.  With the two antennas approximately four inches apart I'm hearing 720 WGN (1023 km/636 mi) with fair signal strength in late morning.  It's great fun for anyone who enjoys twisting tuning knobs.


Receivers:  Sony SRF-T615 and Tecsun PL-310.

Antennas:  Seven-inch FSL and Quantum QX Loop with signal fed to receivers using a Sony ANC-2 coupler.


Good DX.


Richard Allen,

near Perry OK USA.


Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 10-29 (Initial)

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
 
As Dennis reported, there was a major boost in Chinese propagation this morning, with 603-China (Hulun Buir?) producing a great signal here at 1410 UTC (linked below). Other Chinese on 639, 936, 963, 1017, 1035, 1044, 1323 and 1377 all managed fair to good audio at times, along with 738-BEL2 in Taiwan. 603-HLSA was also very vibrant this morning with long-set music at 1355. A full report will be submitted later, but the Mainland Asia propagation was greatly improved this morning, with a generous sunrise enhancement boosting signals quite dramatically.
 
 
603  China  Hulun Buir?   Very strong signal at
               1410 with Chinese female conversation
               during apparent phone interview 
 
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
7.5" loopstick Tecsun PL-380 Ultralight +
12" Medium Wave FSL antenna
 
 
 
 


Re: Tecsun PL660/600 group

kc7nj@...
 

Yes, that's the group.  I thought with all the members and a very popular radio there would be lots of activity.  Guess I'll have to wait for approval.  Dave 



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

Is this the group you are talking about? http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TecsunPL660TecsunPL600/

They don't seem to be very active but have had a few posts over the past couple of months.




On Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 3:22 PM, <kc7nj@...> wrote:
 

Does anyone know if the group is still active?  With over 500 members it seems they would be.  I just purchased a PL660 and thought the Tecsun group might have useful information about mods to improve the radio.  I tried to join but haven't heard anything from them yet.   Dave



Re: New TA LW station 10/26/13

kugellagers
 

I heard them here here in Lakewood, Colorado at almost local signal strength levels on my non-ultralight setup on a couple of occasions...actually it was this past January between 07:00-08:00 UTC. I turned on the radio that night and music came out blasting.  Thought there was something wrong with the radio.

 

Most of the time the signal is not as good. 

 

Great new catch!

 

I can only endeavor to grab some of the TPs you catch...and I try it using both my ultralight and non-ultralight setups.

 

John

];')

 

Lakewood, Colorado

 

Hammarlund SP-600 JX-37
Rycom 1307A-GR w/W1VLF LPF
Tecsun PL-380 w/7.5" Loopstick
Quantum Phaser
30' Low-noise vertical
27' vertical on 13' mast
27' Low-noise vertical


Re: Tecsun PL660/600 group

Paul Blundell
 

Is this the group you are talking about? http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TecsunPL660TecsunPL600/

They don't seem to be very active but have had a few posts over the past couple of months.




On Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 3:22 PM, <kc7nj@...> wrote:
 

Does anyone know if the group is still active?  With over 500 members it seems they would be.  I just purchased a PL660 and thought the Tecsun group might have useful information about mods to improve the radio.  I tried to join but haven't heard anything from them yet.   Dave



Tecsun PL660/600 group

kc7nj@...
 

Does anyone know if the group is still active?  With over 500 members it seems they would be.  I just purchased a PL660 and thought the Tecsun group might have useful information about mods to improve the radio.  I tried to join but haven't heard anything from them yet.   Dave


Re: New TA LW station 10/28/13

Gary DeBock
 

<<<   The long wave broadcast band was very quiet early this morning GMT.  The exception was a fair signal on 252 kHz at 0133 GMT.  It was Radio Algérienne, Tipaza ALG (750 kW at 8077 km/5019 miles).  The program of music faded to barely audible to poor at 0141, fading out at 0204.  New station and country on long wave.
 
Receiver: Tecsun PL-360 with 7.5-inch ferrite loop.   >>>
 
Richard,
 
You continue to amaze us all with your reception of multiple Longwave TA's on your 7.5" loopstick PL-360 in Oklahoma. Another new country in Africa is astonishing! I'm almost tempted to drag the original 7.5" Longwave loopstick PL-360  model out of the closet, point it towards Africa and give it a try.
 
73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
 
 
    

-----Original Message-----
From: richarda
To: ultralightdx Sent: Mon, Oct 28, 2013 8:08 am
Subject: [ultralightdx] New TA LW station 10/28/13

 
The long wave broadcast band was very quiet early this morning GMT.  The exception was a fair signal on 252 kHz at 0133 GMT.  It was Radio Algérienne, Tipaza ALG (750 kW at 8077 km/5019 miles).  The program of music faded to barely audible to poor at 0141, fading out at 0204.  New station and country on long wave.

Receiver: Tecsun PL-360 with 7.5-inch ferrite loop.

Later in the morning, faint to poor signals were heard on 153 (Algeria?), 162 and 216 (France), and 183 (Germany).  I heard the best signal of the DX signal for 1215 Absolute Radio UK, peaking to fair from 0409.  There was a strong het on 531, probably Algeria, with QRM from K530AM, Vance AFB OK.  Also audible was 1377 Radio France, the most often heard TA here.

Good DX.

Richard.

Richard Allen,
near Perry OK USA.



Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 10-28

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
 
What seemed like a pretty mediocre session  for Asians this morning improved somewhat with a late rally by several low-band Korean and Chinese stations, finally bringing the overall results up to something like low average. The band started out around 1300 with only halfhearted audio from several big guns (828, 972, 1566 and 1575), while all the second-tier TP's stayed well down in the noise. Sunrise enhancement seemed like a fizzler around 1400, with decent audio still limited to only a few big gun TP's (594, 747 and 828), and even several of those were missing in action.
 
 
Around 1415 an interesting signal came up on 1053, which again wasn't the Jammer, but another TP playing some kind of music. The Jammer was fairly weak under the music, but unfortunately both of them were long gone after about a minute. Several Chinese stations on 603, 639, 936, 1017 and 1044 started flirting with audio around 1430, and finally 603-China faded in with some energy at 1433, in a fair-to-good mix with 603-HLSA (both of which had been comatose throughout most of the session). 657-Pyongyang faded in at a fair level with its orchestral music at 1440, and 936-Anhui (presumed) also managed to get in a fair signal with male-female Chinese conversation around 1445. The Northeast Asian TP's all started to bail around 1450 in the mediocre conditions, although 1575-VOA in Thailand again managed a fairly potent late rally, hitting good peaks of audio for a few seconds at a time right up until 1500 with female-male Asiatic language conversation. Overall the session was nothing special, but the late rally did save it from being a real clunker.
 
 
603  China (Hulun Buir?) +
603  HLSA  Namyang, S. Korea   Male Korean speech
        (from HLSA) mixing with female Chinese speech
        (from 603-China) at fair to good level late at 1435
 
1575  VOA  Ban Rassom, Thailand   Good level female
        Asiatic language speech in and out late at 1448
 
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
7.5" loopstick Tecsun PL-380 Ultralight +
12" Medium Wave FSL antenna
 
 
                 


Re: COUNTYCOMM GP-5 DSP Radio

Vimal
 

Like GP5,Does pl360 has a belt clip too?


On Monday, October 28, 2013, wrote:
 

It is definitely a rebadged Tecsun PL-360.


Richard.

Richard Allen,
near Perry OK USA.

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