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September 11, 2009

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Ed

I could be wrong, but doesn't the CSW have a 200 mm ferrite antenna? If it does, it means there is more to good AM reception than the length of the ferrite antenna. (BTW, doesn't the Grundig 350 also have a 200 mm antenna? Its AM is pretty mediocre.)

Jeffrey McMahon

I don't know why but I believe the S350 and the CSW do NOT have 200mm antennas. If they do, my theory is dead.

Jeffrey McMahon

Yes, the S350 has a lot of background slop on AM. It's even worse than the CSW.

Mike W

Extremism in the pursuit of good MW reception is no vice.

Jeffrey McMahon

Mike, do you know if what length the ferrite antennas are in the S350 and C.Crane CSW/Redsun 2100? Am I correct to believe they are NOT 200mm but in fact are smaller?

Gary

From the redsun-shortwave-radios Yahoo group:

Gary: How long is the ferrite bar in the RP2100 and its variants?

Stephan: It's about 15 cm / 6", IIRC (Sony 7600 / YB400 ballpark).

Gary

From eham.net:

http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/3112?page=6

"I have the Tecsun version BCL-2000 [similar to the S350] and this is an outstanding portable. In MW the sensitivity [with its 8 inches ferrite rod] is better than the Sat 800 and DX-398, similar with the Sony ICF 2010 and CCradio plus."

Mike W

Thanks, Gary. I always assumed it was shorter than 200mm on that family of radios, given the performance they have. I don't recall ever reading it exactly, however, and a quick check of CCrane's site didn't turn it up.

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