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Re: Group Stats

 

https://www.internetsociety.org/resources/doc/2014/what-is-spam/
 
Definitions of spam

The classic definition of spam is unsolicited bulk messages, that is, messages sent to multiple recipients who did not ask for them.

 

Either the mesages are "off topic" for the group, such as advertising for something like shoes which should be blocked / handled by the group admins or it is relevent but just not to some / most members? Given how many member we have, it would be hard to see how any post would be relevent to the whole group.

I have taken on what you have said and will limit my postings and email members directly if I feel that is a better way to communicate with them. 

 
Sent: Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at 3:04 PM
From: "Gary DeBock via groups.io" <D1028Gary@...>
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Group Stats
On Tue, Aug 10, 2021 at 09:33 PM, Frank Standford wrote:
I am sorry if I have missed the mark with this. I will keep it in mind for the future.
Frank,

We welcome your contributions to this group, but when you are repeatedly discussing various matters with only one other individual, private emails should be considered. Group posts should be limited to content likely to be of interest to the entire group, otherwise we will continue to lose members who consider a lot of the recent posts to be "posting for the sake of posting."

Gary

 


xhdata d808 mods and hidden features

biometuy
 

Dear Colleagues:

Anyone have any information to share about hidden features and mods to enhace the XHDATA D808 radio performance, and also for the PL660 Tecsun ( this one is not an ultralight I know it, hahahaha) ?

Any advice will be very tahkfully

73s

JM


1390 B Rádio Esperança AM Porto Alegre and 1000 B Rádio Record São Paulo

Peter 1956
 

Barefoot XHDATA D-808. 11th Aug 2021. Received in Botswana. 1390 Rádio Esperança AM Porto Alegre/Ilha dosMarinheiros 7454km 10kW 1000 B Rádio Record São Paulo/Avenida Guarapiranga 7238km 200kW
https://youtu.be/w441N38T1Oc

Peter


Re: Group Stats

Gary DeBock
 

On Tue, Aug 10, 2021 at 09:33 PM, Frank Standford wrote:
I am sorry if I have missed the mark with this. I will keep it in mind for the future.
Frank,

We welcome your contributions to this group, but when you are repeatedly discussing various matters with only one other individual, private emails should be considered. Group posts should be limited to content likely to be of interest to the entire group, otherwise we will continue to lose members who consider a lot of the recent posts to be "posting for the sake of posting."

Gary

 


Re: Group Stats

 

I am sorry if I have missed the mark with this. I will keep it in mind for the future.

 
 
Sent: Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at 12:03 PM
From: "Gary DeBock via groups.io" <D1028Gary@...>
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Group Stats
On Tue, Aug 10, 2021 at 06:33 PM, Frank Standford wrote:
I guess the reasons behind each group varies and some are very active, some less so.
Frank, you seem to have missed the point.

The Ultralight radio group has been very active for over 13 years, regardless of the number of posts on the group list. Much more important than the number of posts is the quality and usefulness of the posts, and whether they are considered relevant and informative by the majority of members. Unfortunately, we have lost about 5 experienced members within the past month because they thought that most of the recent posts on our list were not useful, marking them as "Spam." Posting for the sake of posting is not helping this group, and those who equate this with group activity are in error.

Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
Ultralight Radio Group Co-Founder and List Owner
 


Re: 2021 Ultralight Radio Shootout Review Ready for Download

Mike Wolfson <nwhkr319@...>
 

I've got doubts about the Tecsun PL330 over concerns about build and parts quality.  It offers too many features for the price.  I have a gut level  feeling that  corners were cut to sell it as that price.  Still remember the long term problems that cropped up with rhe Grundig 800 and the E1.

Mike

On Tue, Aug 10, 2021, 5:26 PM Gary DeBock via groups.io <D1028Gary=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
<<<   I'm not an advocate for the Tecsun PL-330 largely because I totally hate its soft mute function. However one can reduce its effect by off-tuning the frequency or switching to SSB even on AM (and zero beating on frequency). Sync reception is often useless but can be improved, station by station, using the frequency alignment function (done in SSB mode). Overall if one learns these tweaks, although tiresome, it can become a lot more useful radio especially when combined with an external antenna which I note ultraliters often carry around anyway (eg passive loop). Another quirk/feature is different bandwidths in SSB mode which if one zero-beats an AM station then offers better selectivity than the AM bandwidths and better reception than Sync. Finally a small piece of plastic superglued onto those bandwidth and ETM buttons makes the radio so much easier to use.
An English manual and the "hidden features" discovered by users is posted here... 
https://ultralightdx.groups.io/g/main/files/3%20Radios,%20Reviews,%20Manuals/Radio%20Manuals/Tecsun%20PL-330   >>>

Thanks Gavin,

Like you, I'm not much impressed with the PL-330 overall, mainly because I think that Tecsun could have worked out these design and construction quirks (that you describe) before marketing the radio. The radio does have some strong points (as described in the Shootout), but unless you must have SSB and don't want to pay a little more for the far superior XHDATA D-808, there isn't much point in purchasing this model.

Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)


Re: Group Stats

Gary DeBock
 

On Tue, Aug 10, 2021 at 06:33 PM, Frank Standford wrote:
I guess the reasons behind each group varies and some are very active, some less so.
Frank, you seem to have missed the point.

The Ultralight radio group has been very active for over 13 years, regardless of the number of posts on the group list. Much more important than the number of posts is the quality and usefulness of the posts, and whether they are considered relevant and informative by the majority of members. Unfortunately, we have lost about 5 experienced members within the past month because they thought that most of the recent posts on our list were not useful, marking them as "Spam." Posting for the sake of posting is not helping this group, and those who equate this with group activity are in error.

Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
Ultralight Radio Group Co-Founder and List Owner


Re: 3 inch FSL Loop Construction

 

I would also love to build one of these. I look forward to the article when it is ready.

 
 
Sent: Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at 6:01 AM
From: "Gary DeBock via groups.io" <D1028Gary@...>
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] 3 inch FSL Loop Construction
<<<   Are there any videos or step by steps and parts lists available detailing how to build  one of these antennas ?  is it possible to buy a pre   >>>

Hi Mike,

The demand for these has been extreme, and there is  currently a waiting list stretching into 2022. But a full construction article is in the works, using readily available commercial parts. The full construction article should be wrapped up in about a month.

73, Gary DeBock 9in Puyallup, WA, USA)
 


Re: Group Stats

 

I guess the reasons behind each group varies and some are very active, some less so.

 
 
Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 4:00 PM
From: "Gary DeBock via groups.io" <D1028Gary@...>
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Group Stats
The activity of a group doesn't necessarily correlate with the number of posts on the group list. There are plenty of active members who don't post frequently, or who don't wish to post anything unless they are sure it is helpful to others. To be honest, posting for the sake of posting has resulted in quite a few group members who have recently decided to leave our group, who feel that most of the posts are of little use to them. This can be avoided by ensuring that posts contain useful information, which others consider relevant and helpful.

Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)

 


Re: 2021 Ultralight Radio Shootout Review Ready for Download

 

This was a really enjoyable read and gives a great overview of these models. I will keep your thoughts in mind when I look for new models.

 
 
Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 3:46 PM
From: "Gary DeBock via groups.io" <D1028Gary@...>
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] 2021 Ultralight Radio Shootout Review Ready for Download
On Mon, Aug 9, 2021 at 08:25 PM, Frank Standford wrote:
I have only just come across this. You must have spent a huge amount of time working on this. It is a good read and has given me some ideas of radios to look at.
Thanks Frank,

Major Ultralight Radio reviews like this take place every few years, with detailed articles written in 2009, 2015 and 2021. The 2015 Shootout review (with several models still offered for sale) is posted at Gary DeBock’s 2015 Ultralight Radio Shootout Review | The SWLing Post

Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
 


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

 

After a quick test, sadly I am not that impressed. FM does work fairly well so it is sitting on that at the moment.

 
 
Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 3:03 PM
From: "Paul Blundell" <tanger32au@...>
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Retekess V-115 FM/AM/SW Radio Review – July 2021
Let us know how it works for you.
 
On Tue, 10 Aug 2021, 13:23 Frank Standford, <dxer2k1@...> wrote:
Mine has arrived, on the charger now.

 

 


Re: File /LTDXProject_Aug2021.PDF uploaded #file-notice

 

WIll this include the new Index system?

 
 
Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 3:03 PM
From: "Paul Blundell" <tanger32au@...>
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] File /LTDXProject_Aug2021.PDF uploaded #file-notice
Just a new DX challenge I am starting soon.
 
On Tue, 10 Aug 2021, 13:22 Frank Standford, <dxer2k1@...> wrote:
What is this for? I assume you are going to be posting more details of this?

 

 


Re: Software - MWDXerDB

 

Yes, Windows 10. 20H2 update. 8G ram, on a 1TB SSD

 
 
Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 3:03 PM
From: "Paul Blundell" <tanger32au@...>
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Software - MWDXerDB
Thanks Frank. Are you using Windows 10?
 
On Tue, 10 Aug 2021, 13:22 Frank Standford, <dxer2k1@...> wrote:
I have tried this myself and it works fine.

 

 


Re: 2021 Ultralight Radio Shootout Review Ready for Download

Gary DeBock
 

<<<   I'm not an advocate for the Tecsun PL-330 largely because I totally hate its soft mute function. However one can reduce its effect by off-tuning the frequency or switching to SSB even on AM (and zero beating on frequency). Sync reception is often useless but can be improved, station by station, using the frequency alignment function (done in SSB mode). Overall if one learns these tweaks, although tiresome, it can become a lot more useful radio especially when combined with an external antenna which I note ultraliters often carry around anyway (eg passive loop). Another quirk/feature is different bandwidths in SSB mode which if one zero-beats an AM station then offers better selectivity than the AM bandwidths and better reception than Sync. Finally a small piece of plastic superglued onto those bandwidth and ETM buttons makes the radio so much easier to use.
An English manual and the "hidden features" discovered by users is posted here... 
https://ultralightdx.groups.io/g/main/files/3%20Radios,%20Reviews,%20Manuals/Radio%20Manuals/Tecsun%20PL-330   >>>

Thanks Gavin,

Like you, I'm not much impressed with the PL-330 overall, mainly because I think that Tecsun could have worked out these design and construction quirks (that you describe) before marketing the radio. The radio does have some strong points (as described in the Shootout), but unless you must have SSB and don't want to pay a little more for the far superior XHDATA D-808, there isn't much point in purchasing this model.

Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)


Re: 2021 Ultralight Radio Shootout Review Ready for Download

Gavin
 

Thanks Gary for the really detailed descriptions, photos and comparisons.

I'm not an advocate for the Tecsun PL-330 largely because I totally hate its soft mute function. However one can reduce its effect by off-tuning the frequency or switching to SSB even on AM (and zero beating on frequency). Sync reception is often useless but can be improved, station by station, using the frequency alignment function (done in SSB mode). Overall if one learns these tweaks, although tiresome, it can become a lot more useful radio especially when combined with an external antenna which I note ultraliters often carry around anyway (eg passive loop). Another quirk/feature is different bandwidths in SSB mode which if one zero-beats an AM station then offers better selectivity than the AM bandwidths and better reception than Sync. Finally a small piece of plastic superglued onto those bandwidth and ETM buttons makes the radio so much easier to use.
An English manual and the "hidden features" discovered by users is posted here... 
https://ultralightdx.groups.io/g/main/files/3%20Radios,%20Reviews,%20Manuals/Radio%20Manuals/Tecsun%20PL-330


Re: 3 inch FSL Loop Construction

Mike Wolfson <nwhkr319@...>
 

Good to know.  Thanks


On Tue, Aug 10, 2021, 1:01 PM Gary DeBock via groups.io <D1028Gary=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
<<<   Are there any videos or step by steps and parts lists available detailing how to build  one of these antennas ?  is it possible to buy a pre   >>>

Hi Mike,

The demand for these has been extreme, and there is  currently a waiting list stretching into 2022. But a full construction article is in the works, using readily available commercial parts. The full construction article should be wrapped up in about a month.

73, Gary DeBock 9in Puyallup, WA, USA)


Re: 3 inch FSL Loop Construction

Gary DeBock
 

<<<   Are there any videos or step by steps and parts lists available detailing how to build  one of these antennas ?  is it possible to buy a pre   >>>

Hi Mike,

The demand for these has been extreme, and there is  currently a waiting list stretching into 2022. But a full construction article is in the works, using readily available commercial parts. The full construction article should be wrapped up in about a month.

73, Gary DeBock 9in Puyallup, WA, USA)


Re: PL330 battery discharge time

Matt M0LMK
 

I have a 1 month old PL330. I will charge fully today and start an endurance test tomorrow. Will post back with the results.

Matt
M0LMK/KI5GXV


3 inch FSL Loop Construction

Mike Wolfson <nwhkr319@...>
 

Are there any videos or step by steps and parts lists available detailing how to build  one of these antennas ?  is it possible to buy a pre


Ultralight Radio with Youloop

Mike Wolfson <nwhkr319@...>
 

Saw one message from Jan about using a Youloop with an ultralight receiver. Did not see anything about the results.  Has anyone used this combination ? Heard any stories ?

Mike

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