I personally find that this is about how radio a compares to radio b in a given location and at given time.I have had radios that have worked well for me in my location that don't work as well for somebody else at their location.PaulOn Mon, 7 Mar 2022, 4:48 am , <Jim.rohrer1955@...> wrote:Hey, folks. I am a newbie. Please explain how I would judge sensitivity, selectivity and quality. Last night between thunder storms my Tecsun Dr-920c picked up a strong signal from WCBS 880 in NYC at 920 miles. Traffic reports. That seems like excellent sensitivity to me. no other stations were bleeding in so that excellent selectivity, right? Some background static was constant but not bothersome. I guess that is good signal quality. Am I scoring correctly? Thanks.
Hey, folks. I am a newbie. Please explain how I would judge sensitivity, selectivity and quality. Last night between thunder storms my Tecsun Dr-920c picked up a strong signal from WCBS 880 in NYC at 920 miles. Traffic reports. That seems like excellent sensitivity to me. no other stations were bleeding in so that excellent selectivity, right? Some background static was constant but not bothersome. I guess that is good signal quality. Am I scoring correctly? Thanks.
Still using my R-108, Retekess v117 analogue, (very occasionally the v115, not a huge fan) and little Sony SRF-59 late at night in the Ultralight category.. I don't feel I need another UL just now.
The good old Grundig has been used every night for years. Easy to switch bands etc in the dark Still works great.
As most of you know, my latest love is still the PL-368, perhaps because I’m primarily listening to shortwave and it’s the best I’ve had so far. I bought an XHDATA D-808 last week but sold it this morning! I sold the PL-330 a week or two back, and although the ‘innards’ are supposed to be the same, I find the PL-368 better. I’ve started to play with the Roberts R-861 (Sangean 909) and really like it, but clearly it’s NOT ultralight! Another I bought last week was another heavyweight the Roberts R-827 which I suspect was also made by Sangean but can’t find any background on? I am keeping the Etón E5 which I still love, but going back to it after using the PL-368 I find it odd not having a detented tuning knob. Again, the PL-368 beats it on clarity on shortwave, although sensitivity wise I’ve so far found them equal. The small rotatable antenna that comes with it is great fun to play with, reminding me of my Panasonic RF-2200 although that beastie is clearly superior. If you ever get a chance to buy a Panasonic RF-B11 cheaply, it’s fantastic on medium wave, but it’s unfortunately analogue and just outside the ultralight category. My opinions only of course.
**LongTermDXingProject - Report**
** https://ultralightradiodxing.blogspot.com/2022/02/software-mwdxerdb.html **
Report Date: 03/05/2022
Report Time: 22:51:03
LOCATION: Home, Launceston Tasmania
RADIO: Digitech AR-1733
NOTES: Late night session at home
531KhZ - 3GG - ULDXIndex = 0.384
549KhZ - 2CR - ULDXIndex = 0.07632
594KhZ - 3WV - ULDXIndex = 0.0679
621KhZ - 3RN - ULDXIndex = 0.0459
774KhZ - 3LO - ULDXIndex = 0.0459
1053KhZ - 2CA - ULDXIndex = 0.4272
1179KhZ - 3RPH - ULDXIndex = 0.356
1341Khz - HPON GEELONG - ULDXIndex = 0.3432
1422KhZ - HPON MELBOURNE - ULDXIndex = 0.449
1503KhZ - 3KND - ULDXIndex = 0.356
ULDXIndex Total: 2.55142
Just chasing the spiders out of it.
73 Wolfgang in Austria
73 Ola in Sweden
There are numerous stations that broadcast music. A number of them just simulcast their sister fm stations. For example KKOW in Joplin, MO. But they are of course lower power. Clear channel music - only WSM 650 and CFZM 740. And CFZM may simulcast. IMHO WSM is just a throwback to the golden era of am broadcast. Tight programming, live broadcast of the Opry, live broadcasts from music row late Saturday nights. AM radio still done right.
Anybody get any new gear to report on recently?
I picked up some little lazy-susans recently so that my radios can be easily rotated.
That statement that you made, "I read that there are only two clear channel stations in North America that broadcast music."...
Is that true? Kind of amazing! I guess I never "noticed" that there was very little music! Very interesting...