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October 16, 2009



"Last night, Gary DeBock picked up an eastern Europe AM station using this radio from his home on the coast of Washington state."

Was the radio modified in any way? The ultralight folks seem to appreciate radios that can have their antennas modified.


wheres the SSB ? selectivity would be nice on the ham bands, where even my DE1103 on 'narrow' is too wide


I don't believe the radio is modified. Here is the post on ultralighdx:

"Hello All,

The PL-310 continues to amaze owners with its ability to split off transoceanic DX from domestic stations, especially with its 1 kHz DSP filtering option.

Alerted by the IRCA list of a great TA opening here on the west coast last night, I tuned in Croatia-1134 on the new PL-310 at 0353 UTC (8:53PM local time), and found a fair signal from the TA, even on the stock loopstick.

Grabbing my MP3 recorder, I headed for the back yard and was able to inductively couple the PL-310 to a 6' (side) PVC-frame tuned passive loop. The resulting MP3 of strong pop music from 1134-Croatia has been uploaded to the Ultralightdx sound file section, in which the PL-310's 1 kHz DSP filter did a great job in limiting the splatter from 1130-CKWX, a strong daytimer here.

73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA)"

Tom Welch

Gary DeBock was using a stock PL-310 radio according to his post on Yahoo's ULR group forum. However, you're right, these URL folks tend to do mods that's well beyond most of our skill sets.


one for herc's living room:


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