2008 Ultralight Radio Summertime Shootout
The "Summer Olympics" of pocket radio glory is about to begin! Just in time to help you choose your dream DX machine before the upcoming fall season, these amazing little receivers are ready to "go for the gold," and banish DX boredom in true Olympian fashion.
NOW is the time to submit your contenders for this ultimate Ultralight extravaganza. Already making the "cut" are the gallant Sony Team of the SRF-M97 and SRF-S84, and the yellow-jersey Sangean DT-400W. The Eton E100, with long memories (200 of them), plans to seek revenge for being left out of the January Olympics. These four gallant contestants will fight to the finish, then face the reigning world champions from the January competition (SRF-T615, DT-200VX, SRF-39FP, SRF-59, and DT-210V).
Possible contenders should meet the Olympic standards set by the Ultralight Definitions Committee (promulgated on dxer.ca), and be available for new (or routine NOS) purchase by Olympic enthusiasts. No visit to China is required.
For those of you yet to experience the thrilling excitement of "pocket rocket" DXing, why not "Go For the Gold" this summer, and join the winning Ultralight DX Team? Break a few DXing records of your own, and enjoy the most fun this side of Beijing!
73, Gary DeBock
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