Eton E100 "Equivalent"


John H. Bryant <bjohnorcas@...>
 

Brett,

I'm the wrong person to ask.... Gary and the Technical Committee (Gil, Kevin S., Joe)  are the ones that rule on such. The E100- was actuaqlly just a cubic inch over the 20 cu./in. general size limit and has neither a switchable pre-amp nor switchable IF filters, either of which would tend to rule out a candidate radio....  So, the E100 is likely fairly unique.  The among things that have been on the market for a while.  The new E1100 hasn't ben tested or evaluated for inclusion in list of Ultralights.  It doesn't have direct 10-pushbutton frequency entry, but may be quite similar, otherwise.  I hope so.  It  retails for just $60 as opposed to the $100 pricetag for the E100.




At 01:30 PM 4/26/2008 -0400, you wrote:

John,

Given the dwindling supply, are there any "equivalent" current Grundig/Tecsun models that might also be contenders for this class of radio?

Brett Saylor


On Sat, Apr 26, 2008 at 1:15 PM, John H. Bryant < bjohnorcas@...> wrote:

I should also mention that an E100 just went for $46.00 Friday night
on ebay (to one of us, I hope) and there are several others available
on the auction site, too.  If I remember, they start at a slightly
higher price, but still at a real discount from suggested retail
price.  This wonderful little radio has been discontinued by Eton, so
if you think that you would like to have one, NOW IS THE TIME
















John B.
Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA
Rcvrs: WiNRADiO 313e, Eton e1, NRD-535(kiwa-mods)
Antennas: 700' NE/SW mini-Bev, Wellbrook Phased Array (pre-production version)


Brett Saylor <bds2@...>
 


John H. Bryant <bjohnorcas@...>
 

I just got another one of those, too, Brett.... I wanna have a back-up.  There are several E100s, new in the box on ebay right now. The going price is about $50.  I suspect that the supply will be soon exhausted.... it is such a good little radio.

John B.




At 08:45 PM 4/30/2008 -0400, you wrote:

I just ordered an E100 from Durham Radio via eBay; they still have several left on a "buy-it-now" auction at $49. I'm anxious to try it out,

Brett

On Sat, Apr 26, 2008 at 3:03 PM, John H. Bryant < bjohnorcas@...> wrote:
Brett,

I'm the wrong person to ask.... Gary and the Technical Committee (Gil, Kevin S., Joe)  are the ones that rule on such. The E100- was actuaqlly just a cubic inch over the 20 cu./in. general size limit and has neither a switchable pre-amp nor switchable IF filters, either of which would tend to rule out a candidate radio....  So, the E100 is likely fairly unique.  The among things that have been on the market for a while.  The new E1100 hasn't ben tested or evaluated for inclusion in list of Ultralights.  It doesn't have direct 10-pushbutton frequency entry, but may be quite similar, otherwise.  I hope so.  It  retails for just $60 as opposed to the $100 pricetag for the E100.




At 01:30 PM 4/26/2008 -0400, you wrote:

John,

Given the dwindling supply, are there any "equivalent" current Grundig/Tecsun models that might also be contenders for this class of radio?

Brett Saylor


On Sat, Apr 26, 2008 at 1:15 PM, John H. Bryant < bjohnorcas@...> wrote:
I should also mention that an E100 just went for $46.00 Friday night
on ebay (to one of us, I hope) and there are several others available
on the auction site, too.  If I remember, they start at a slightly
higher price, but still at a real discount from suggested retail
price.  This wonderful little radio has been discontinued by Eton, so
if you think that you would like to have one, NOW IS THE TIME
























Gary DeBock
 

Thanks Brett and John,

I just ordered a couple more of these feature-packed E100's,
thanks to your messages. The price is great, and Durham's units have
all come with the tunable loopstick, making full alignment possible.
After alignment according to the file recently prepared by John (with
minor help from me), the E100 should be tops in both sensitivity and
selectivity among the Ultralights, exceeded only by the SRF-T615's
low-band sensitivity.

Unlike the SRF-T615, however, the E100 has good resistance to
spurious signals in stock form, making it a good candidate for mega-
loopstick transplants. With 200 memories and class-leading
selectivity, I can't wait to see what it will do with a 21"
loopstick, hi.

73, Gary D.

-- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "John H. Bryant"
<bjohnorcas@...> wrote:

I just got another one of those, too, Brett.... I wanna have a
back-up. There are several E100s, new in the box on ebay right
now.
The going price is about $50. I suspect that the supply will be
soon
exhausted.... it is such a good little radio.

John B.




At 08:45 PM 4/30/2008 -0400, you wrote:

I just ordered an E100 from Durham Radio via eBay; they still have
several left on a "buy-it-now" auction at $49. I'm anxious to try
it out,

Brett

On Sat, Apr 26, 2008 at 3:03 PM, John H. Bryant
<<mailto:bjohnorcas@...>bjohnorcas@...> wrote:
Brett,

I'm the wrong person to ask.... Gary and the Technical Committee
(Gil, Kevin S., Joe) are the ones that rule on such. The E100-
was
actuaqlly just a cubic inch over the 20 cu./in. general size limit
and has neither a switchable pre-amp nor switchable IF filters,
either of which would tend to rule out a candidate radio.... So,
the E100 is likely fairly unique. The among things that have been
on the market for a while. The new E1100 hasn't ben tested or
evaluated for inclusion in list of Ultralights. It doesn't have
direct 10-pushbutton frequency entry, but may be quite similar,
otherwise. I hope so. It retails for just $60 as opposed to the
$100 pricetag for the E100.




At 01:30 PM 4/26/2008 -0400, you wrote:

John,

Given the dwindling supply, are there any "equivalent" current
Grundig/Tecsun models that might also be contenders for this
class of radio?

Brett Saylor


On Sat, Apr 26, 2008 at 1:15 PM, John H. Bryant
<<mailto:bjohnorcas@...> bjohnorcas@...> wrote:
I should also mention that an E100 just went for $46.00 Friday
night
on ebay (to one of us, I hope) and there are several others
available
on the auction site, too. If I remember, they start at a slightly
higher price, but still at a real discount from suggested retail
price. This wonderful little radio has been discontinued by Eton,
so
if you think that you would like to have one, NOW IS THE TIME













Gary Kinsman
 

Thanks for the tip, Brett. I just ordered one from the same place.

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "Brett Saylor" <bds2@...> wrote:

I just ordered an E100 from Durham Radio via eBay; they still have
several left on a "buy-it-now" auction at $49. I'm anxious to try it
out,

Brett


Gary Kinsman
 

Hi Gary,

In light of your statement below, why does the "Ultralight Compendium"
give the E100 a C- for images/spurs, while the T615 gets a C?

Thanks,
Gary

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "Gary DeBock" <D1028Gary@...>
wrote:

Unlike the SRF-T615, however, the E100 has good resistance to
spurious signals in stock form, making it a good candidate for
mega-loopstick transplants. With 200 memories and class-leading
selectivity, I can't wait to see what it will do with a 21"
loopstick, hi.

73, Gary D.


Gary DeBock
 

Hi Gary and Kevin,
 
     Both the SRF-T615 and the E100 have image reception issues, but the E100's image problem is more severe.  On the E100, the image of local KSUH-1450 sounds almost as strong on 540 as the station does on 1450.  The SRF-T615 receives the same image, but at a reduced level.
 
     The SRF-T615, however, has more spurious and overloading issues, which are like poison to a transplant.  Spurious signals, mixing products and selectivity overloads are all magnified by a transplant, making the SRF-T615 a poor choice for a huge loopstick.  The E100, with the exception of its nasty image issue, has a very selective and generally well-behaved receiver.  As such, it would be a logical choice for a mega-loopstick, assuming that one doesn't have multiple locals 1440 and above.  As the most selective stock Ultralight, even with a huge loopstick, it would handle strong locals far better than the SRF-T615.
 
                                                                                    73,  Gary DeBock       




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dhsatyadhana <satya@...>
 

Hi Gary(s):

If memory serves, the e100 got a "C-" because of images, as opposed
to spurs. Not sure about yours, but mine has significant images
(thus the C-), so souping one up in an urban environment would be
iffy at best. However, if one was out at the Coast with no flame
throwers nearby, it would be a good candidate for a mega-transplant?

Kevin S.


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

Hi Gary,

In light of your statement below, why does the "Ultralight
Compendium"
give the E100 a C- for images/spurs, while the T615 gets a C?

Thanks,
Gary

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "Gary DeBock" <D1028Gary@>
wrote:

Unlike the SRF-T615, however, the E100 has good resistance
to
spurious signals in stock form, making it a good candidate for
mega-loopstick transplants. With 200 memories and class-leading
selectivity, I can't wait to see what it will do with a 21"
loopstick, hi.

73, Gary D.