The Super Select-A-Tenna: a real sleeper


Kevin Schanilec
 

Hi all:

Just posted to Folder 5 here on UltralightDX Group is a review of the Super Select-A-Tenna, as well as a comparison of it to four other commercially available antennas (Quantum QX Loop, C Crane Twin Coil Antenna, Terk Loop and the Quantum Q Stick). See "Comparing Small MW DXing Antennas".

While I purchased the Super SAT on something of a whim, I was very pleasantly surprised with its performance and versatility, and can highly recommend it for those that need a small antenna. It really is a major step forward from the "regular" Select-A-Tenna. It works well with Ultralight and other portables, and with minor augmentation is likely the equivalent of the famous Kiwa air-core loop for tabletop receivers. I also did some simple augmentations to the other antennas, including adding regeneration to the Twin Coil antenna, which may be of interest.

Good DX to you!

Kevin S
Bainbridge Island, WA


Kirk <kirk74601@...>
 

Kevin,

I must be blind. I can't seem to locate the folder you mentioned for the Super SAT review. Help!
Thanks.

Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK


Kevin Schanilec
 

Hi Kirk:

It's in Folder 5, and called "Comparing Small MW DXing antennas.pdf"

Thanks - Kevin

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "Kirk" <kirk74601@...> wrote:



Kevin,

I must be blind. I can't seem to locate the folder you mentioned for the Super SAT review. Help!
Thanks.

Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK


Rik
 

I really appreciate your article, reviewing and comparing those amplified antennas. I do own a few of the models you mention, and it will help me choose which might be next. Like all the review articles on this site, it is well written, well explained, and the result of tests or comparisons. - Great Job- FARMERIK

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "dhsatyadhana" <dhsatyadhana@...> wrote:

Hi all:

Just posted to Folder 5 here on UltralightDX Group is a review of the Super Select-A-Tenna, as well as a comparison of it to four other commercially available antennas (Quantum QX Loop, C Crane Twin Coil Antenna, Terk Loop and the Quantum Q Stick). See "Comparing Small MW DXing Antennas".

While I purchased the Super SAT on something of a whim, I was very pleasantly surprised with its performance and versatility, and can highly recommend it for those that need a small antenna. It really is a major step forward from the "regular" Select-A-Tenna. It works well with Ultralight and other portables, and with minor augmentation is likely the equivalent of the famous Kiwa air-core loop for tabletop receivers. I also did some simple augmentations to the other antennas, including adding regeneration to the Twin Coil antenna, which may be of interest.

Good DX to you!

Kevin S
Bainbridge Island, WA


seta <michael.setaazul@...>
 

HELP!

I, Dumbo, cannot find "Folder 5" with the Super SAT et al review.

PS : I retrieved an ancient SONY ICF S11W from the loft.
It is not as selective as the SRF-59, but not bad.

Any observations, schematic or data available???

Michael

----- Original Message -----
From: "farmerik" <farmerik@cox.net>
To: <ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com>


I really appreciate your article, reviewing and comparing those amplified antennas. I do own a few of the models you mention,
and it will help me choose which might be next. Like all the review articles on this site, it is well written, well
explained, and the result of tests or comparisons. - Great Job- FARMERIK

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "dhsatyadhana" <dhsatyadhana@...> wrote:

Hi all:

Just posted to Folder 5 here on UltralightDX Group is a review of the Super Select-A-Tenna, as well as a comparison of it
to four other commercially available antennas (Quantum QX Loop, C Crane Twin Coil Antenna, Terk Loop and the Quantum Q
Stick). See "Comparing Small MW DXing Antennas".


Kevin Schanilec
 

Hi Michael:

It's in the folder marked "5. Antennas and Equipment" and is called "Comparing Small MW DXing Antennas.pdf".

Regards - Kevin

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "seta" <michael.setaazul@...> wrote:

HELP!

I, Dumbo, cannot find "Folder 5" with the Super SAT et al review.

PS : I retrieved an ancient SONY ICF S11W from the loft.
It is not as selective as the SRF-59, but not bad.

Any observations, schematic or data available???

Michael



----- Original Message -----
From: "farmerik" <farmerik@...>
To: <ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com>


I really appreciate your article, reviewing and comparing those amplified antennas. I do own a few of the models you mention,
and it will help me choose which might be next. Like all the review articles on this site, it is well written, well
explained, and the result of tests or comparisons. - Great Job- FARMERIK

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "dhsatyadhana" <dhsatyadhana@> wrote:

Hi all:

Just posted to Folder 5 here on UltralightDX Group is a review of the Super Select-A-Tenna, as well as a comparison of it
to four other commercially available antennas (Quantum QX Loop, C Crane Twin Coil Antenna, Terk Loop and the Quantum Q
Stick). See "Comparing Small MW DXing Antennas".


seta <michael.setaazul@...>
 

Grateful thanks! I have now found and downloaded it
for perusal on the morn. Here its bedtime :-)

I hope someone might have further info on the ICF S11W,
particularly the chip, which presumably predates SRF-59 wizardry.

Michael

----- Original Message -----

Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: The Super Select-A-Tenna: a real sleeper


Hi Michael:

It's in the folder marked "5. Antennas and Equipment" and is called "Comparing Small MW DXing Antennas.pdf".

Regards - Kevin

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "seta" <michael.setaazul@...> wrote:

HELP!

I, Dumbo, cannot find "Folder 5" with the Super SAT et al review.

PS : I retrieved an ancient SONY ICF S11W from the loft.
It is not as selective as the SRF-59, but not bad.

Any observations, schematic or data available???

Michael


Rik
 

I have the ICF SW 11 service manual. Email me, and I will attempt to attach it to a reply. - FARMERIK

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "seta" <michael.setaazul@...> wrote:

Grateful thanks! I have now found and downloaded it
for perusal on the morn. Here it�s bedtime :-)

I hope someone might have further info on the ICF S11W,
particularly the chip, which presumably predates SRF-59 wizardry.

Michael

----- Original Message -----

Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: The Super Select-A-Tenna: a real sleeper


Hi Michael:

It's in the folder marked "5. Antennas and Equipment" and is called "Comparing Small MW DXing Antennas.pdf".

Regards - Kevin

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "seta" <michael.setaazul@> wrote:

HELP!

I, Dumbo, cannot find "Folder 5" with the Super SAT et al review.

PS : I retrieved an ancient SONY ICF S11W from the loft.
It is not as selective as the SRF-59, but not bad.

Any observations, schematic or data available???

Michael


Gary Kinsman
 

Hi Kevin,

Another excellent article!

How did you get your Q-Stick antenna apart? The external antenna jack on mine came loose, and is rattling around inside the case.

Regards,
Gary

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "dhsatyadhana" <dhsatyadhana@...> wrote:

Hi all:

Just posted to Folder 5 here on UltralightDX Group is a review of the Super Select-A-Tenna, as well as a comparison of it to four other commercially available antennas (Quantum QX Loop, C Crane Twin Coil Antenna, Terk Loop and the Quantum Q Stick). See "Comparing Small MW DXing Antennas".

While I purchased the Super SAT on something of a whim, I was very pleasantly surprised with its performance and versatility, and can highly recommend it for those that need a small antenna. It really is a major step forward from the "regular" Select-A-Tenna. It works well with Ultralight and other portables, and with minor augmentation is likely the equivalent of the famous Kiwa air-core loop for tabletop receivers. I also did some simple augmentations to the other antennas, including adding regeneration to the Twin Coil antenna, which may be of interest.

Good DX to you!

Kevin S
Bainbridge Island, WA


Kevin Schanilec
 

Thanks Gary - it was fun to play around with all of the gear :-)

The opened-up Q-Stick was a gift from another DXer who got curious and then apparently no longer needed it. It was fascinating to see what is inside there - really well built.

To repair your loose jack, the plastic case should come apart by running an exacto knife along the glue seam, or maybe a fine Dremel tip depending on how much resistance it puts up. Of course, the trick is to have the right adhesive to glue it back together - don't know what that might be.

Kevin

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "gkinsman1" <gkinsman@...> wrote:

Hi Kevin,

Another excellent article!

How did you get your Q-Stick antenna apart? The external antenna jack on mine came loose, and is rattling around inside the case.

Regards,
Gary

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "dhsatyadhana" <dhsatyadhana@> wrote:

Hi all:

Just posted to Folder 5 here on UltralightDX Group is a review of the Super Select-A-Tenna, as well as a comparison of it to four other commercially available antennas (Quantum QX Loop, C Crane Twin Coil Antenna, Terk Loop and the Quantum Q Stick). See "Comparing Small MW DXing Antennas".

While I purchased the Super SAT on something of a whim, I was very pleasantly surprised with its performance and versatility, and can highly recommend it for those that need a small antenna. It really is a major step forward from the "regular" Select-A-Tenna. It works well with Ultralight and other portables, and with minor augmentation is likely the equivalent of the famous Kiwa air-core loop for tabletop receivers. I also did some simple augmentations to the other antennas, including adding regeneration to the Twin Coil antenna, which may be of interest.

Good DX to you!

Kevin S
Bainbridge Island, WA