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Re: AM Radio has some of the most UNORIGINAL "Slogans" !!!

FenDrifter
 

Contact some of them Johnny and tell them your suggestions, you never know!
Drifter


Re: Eton/Grundig Elite Mini - Initial Observations

FenDrifter
 

Okay Johnny and all, it’s arrived and I have to say I’m pretty impressed. But what I didn’t notice in my haste to buy was that unlike the Etón Mini it doesn’t have shortwave 😞. I haven’t been through all the operations yet, only the basic. I was tuning about and after 1700 UT. The AM band brought in my usual line up of stations plus a European station on 1386kHz (unknown because I’m not very familiar with this band). On FM it was also competent but when I plugged in some headphones the stereo was actually impressive. It’s a new toy that will live in my pocket for a while, and if anything more noticeable turns up I’ll let you know. 

Drifter


Re: Alpha Numeric confusion!

FenDrifter
 


AM Radio has some of the most UNORIGINAL "Slogans" !!!

Johnny
 

Hi all,

Just was thinking about how incredibly unoriginal most AM Radio (maybe FM too?) station slogans are!

I can't BELIEVE how many boring slogans exist, I have lost count of how many stations use...

  • "Newsradio xxx"
  • "Sportstalk xxx"
  • "The News Station"


How about instead slogans like these (made up of course)...

"The AM 840 Blow Torch"
"The AM 970 Information Infusion"
"The AM 1050 Powerhouse"
"The AM 1130 Intellectual Injection"

That's more exciting!  :)
Just my 2 cents.  :)



Johnny


Farthest US DX logging so far in 2022 - Eton Elite Mini

Johnny
 

Hi all,

Just wanted to share a notable log entry that I was able to receive last night on the tiny Eton/Grundig Elite Mini.

The "Voice of Amarillo" in Amarillo, Texas, 940 KIXZ.

This station was broadcasting on nighttime power of 1000 watts at a location of 1071 miles from my location.

This is my farthest US DX logging so far in 2022.

I had to sit on this frequency for about 30 mins, off and on to log it accurately.


Johnny


Re: Alpha Numeric confusion!

Peter Laws
 

On Mon, Jan 24, 2022 at 4:28 AM FenDrifter via groups.io
<essexmarshman@...> wrote:

Hi all
As a complete novice to this game, I’ve got to admit to utter confusion about loggings I’ve seen on here. What do they all refer to? If a logging was for instance Radio Romania International etc etc I’d understand it, but when, again for instance, it’s 2BBK (I made that up) it makes no sense to me. Is there a simple explanation please?
Do you mean radio station call letters? On the MF and VHF broadcast
bands these are still A Thing in the USA, but they seem to have passed
into history elsewhere. Canada still uses them as does Mexico, but
the broadcasters only use them to the extent that they are legally
required to. I think Australia still uses them, too, though with
(IIRC) the "VL" stripped from the front.

Or did you mean some other code?




--
Peter Laws | N5UWY | plaws plaws net | Travel by Train!


Re: Eton/Grundig Elite Mini - Initial Observations

FenDrifter
 

Hi Johnny
I did wonder if you’d seen that 🤔. It’s not here yet, but I’m expecting it later today. I’m pretty keen to see it myself! This morning I  started to renovate an old Panasonic RF-2200 that came through the door on Friday. That is even more exciting, but not ultralight of course!
Drifter


Re: Eton/Grundig Elite Mini - Initial Observations

Johnny
 

Hi FenDrifter,

I did not see the physical FM antenna!

Now I'm more excited!


J


Alpha Numeric confusion!

FenDrifter
 

Hi all
As a complete novice to this game, I’ve got to admit to utter confusion about loggings I’ve seen on here. What do they all refer to? If a logging was for instance Radio Romania International etc etc I’d understand it, but when, again for instance, it’s 2BBK (I made that up) it makes no sense to me. Is there a simple explanation please?
Drifter


MW Frequency Challenge - Week 9 Results and Week 10 Announcement (ENTIRE Expanded Band!)

DX Central - Loyd Van Horn (W4LVH)
 

MW Frequency Challenge - Week 9 results and Week 10 announcement:

Congrats to Rob Keeney for taking the top spot in this week's challenge!  

We also had some pretty impressive mileage coming in this week.  Take a look at the full results from Week 9 - 550 kHz at the blog post, below!

Remember, for week 10, we are doing the ENTIRE expanded band!  1610-1710 kHz.  Licensed stations only, but this does include TIS stations as well as standard US/international broadcast stations (no pirates, no NDBs, etc.)  
The logs are already pouring in from DXers, and we are just now at 24 hours in.  What will YOU hear this week?  Google form for entries is in the blog post, below.

73, good luck and best of DX!

Loyd Van Horn
W4LVH - Mandeville, Louisiana
Member:  IRCA/NRC Courtesy Program Committee (CPC)
Founder: DX Central - Because we're all about radio
Twitter:  @DXCentral


Re: Identifying obscure languages?

Zacharias Liangas
 

this is more personal message : i   m quite old ready to be 60 but was of the fist in Greece to deal with computers since the mid 70s , Buite ahead of my time nut always was very close to any good and useful technologies since that time.
If you are interested for more on checking for mysterious languages there was a site related to 'Christian' religion with texts from the bible and passes translated in more than 1500 languages with videos or audio files.  it s not easy now to look for that  as i don't remember the site

What do  you  mean by cantankerous?


Vintage Sangean SR radios

dwight richardson
 

Hi group. 

I am a domestic MW fan since I live 300 miles inland. Have a Sony 29/ 39/ 49 trio and a home brew loop antenna. Spot with a Sangean DT-110 and DT-500.  Lots of fun on long winter nights as you know.

But my interest right now are the small Sangean analog radios. Does anyone in the group have Sangean SR-1, SR-2 or SR-3 radios they are willing to part with? The current model is SR-32. But hard to find as well. Anyone?

There are a couple of SR-1 units on eBay for $100 plus shipping. But I just can’t justify in my mind.  

So just let me know at:
rdrala77@... 

Thanks

Dwight
I use money orders or PayPal 


--
Bob Richardson


Re: Should this be soldered?

FenDrifter
 

Hi Jay
Thank you for that nice little piece of information. I’ll try that immediately and let the group know the outcome. 

Drifter


Re: Should this be soldered?

radiojayallen
 

If it drains the batteries when turned off a work around might be to remove the battery between uses I have had a few radios which had an odd defect wherein they did not power down all the circuits which caused this kind of issue although battery drain during use was normal.

Not that this is convenient but it might be interesting to know.

Jay


Re: Should this be soldered?

FenDrifter
 

Very many thanks Steve, that’s much appreciated! This may have to go into the ‘spares’ bin I think, because battery drain is very rapid. 

Drifter


Re: Should this be soldered?

Steve Ratzlaff
 

Looking at the diagram it does not appear that pad goes anywhere; if so then it doesn't matter if it's left unsoldered, and it wouldn't change anything if it were soldered. If the other side of the board, which of course you can't see, has traces and there is a trace going to that pad, then yes, it needs to be soldered. But that's probably unlikely, as probably all the traces are on the side you can see.

73,

Steve

On 1/22/2022 10:21 AM, FenDrifter via groups.io wrote:

Hi all
Can any expert in the group confirm that the indicated terminal/post in the below piccie should have been soldered please? This little cheapie (originally Kaide KK9) was/is eating through batteries at a fair old lick, so I took it apart and had a cursory look at things, and this was all I could see, not that that means much 😊. I have no radio repair knowledge at all so please be gentle with me. I was about to solder this but thought I’d ask first. I’m not by the way suggesting this could be the cause of the original problem. 

Drifter


Should this be soldered?

FenDrifter
 

Hi all
Can any expert in the group confirm that the indicated terminal/post in the below piccie should have been soldered please? This little cheapie (originally Kaide KK9) was/is eating through batteries at a fair old lick, so I took it apart and had a cursory look at things, and this was all I could see, not that that means much 😊. I have no radio repair knowledge at all so please be gentle with me. I was about to solder this but thought I’d ask first. I’m not by the way suggesting this could be the cause of the original problem. 

Drifter


Re: Eton/Grundig Elite Mini - Initial Observations

FenDrifter
 

Yes, I noticed that also 😊 I love these Chinese translations. Glad you’ve got your eyes open Gord!


Re: Eton/Grundig Elite Mini - Initial Observations

Gord Seifert
 

   How Fidelity sound quality?   HA!   I don't want one of those.


Re: Eton/Grundig Elite Mini - Initial Observations

FenDrifter
 

Hi Johnny
Yes, I’m certain your Mini is a superior receiver, but like you I’m very interested to see how my new ‘toy’ performs, But for a mere £14 it doesn’t matter that much! I’ll update as soon as I’ve given it spin. 

Drifter 

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