Looking for Dual conversion Analog SW Radio

Looking for Dual conversion Analog SW Radio

Post by anil110002.. » Sun, 29 Feb 2004 05:15:12

I am looking for a dual superhet analog sw radio covering the sw in
4-6 bands continuously  something similar in performane to Kaito KA
1101 . I am afraid with 9kh/10kh step tuning in digital radios might
not allow precisely tuning frequencies like 10.33 mhz . A fine tuning
is an optional .
      Someone help identify the product if readily available .

Cheers
Anil

 
 
 

Looking for Dual conversion Analog SW Radio

Post by Sanjay » Sun, 29 Feb 2004 06:40:51



Quote:> I am looking for a dual superhet analog sw radio covering the sw in
> 4-6 bands continuously  something similar in performane to Kaito KA
> 1101 . I am afraid with 9kh/10kh step tuning in digital radios might
> not allow precisely tuning frequencies like 10.33 mhz . A fine tuning
> is an optional .
>       Someone help identify the product if readily available .

> Cheers
> Anil

The 9kHz/10kHz step system is for Medium Wave tuning.
10 kHz steps here in the US.
Digital tuning via keypad number entries is precise... you
can tun any frequency the radio is capable of receiving.
10.33 or otherwise.
Spend the extra bucks and get an 1102, you won't be sorry.
 
 
 

Looking for Dual conversion Analog SW Radio

Post by anil110002.. » Sun, 29 Feb 2004 12:29:21



> > I am looking for a dual superhet analog sw radio covering the sw in
> > 4-6 bands continuously  something similar in performane to Kaito KA
> > 1101 . I am afraid with 9kh/10kh step tuning in digital radios might
> > not allow precisely tuning frequencies like 10.33 mhz . A fine tuning
> > is an optional .
> >       Someone help identify the product if readily available .

> > Cheers
> > Anil

> The 9kHz/10kHz step system is for Medium Wave tuning.
> 10 kHz steps here in the US.
> Digital tuning via keypad number entries is precise... you
> can tun any frequency the radio is capable of receiving.
> 10.33 or otherwise.
> Spend the extra bucks and get an 1102, you won't be sorry.

        Many thanks Sanjaya , have you any experience on this 1102
getting Indian radio stns and SLBC ( sri lanka broadcasting corp)
formerly radio ceylon from US . I am in TX .

 BTW do I need a 1102 if I don't need SSB to safe $20 , any disadvantage .

cheers
Anil

 
 
 

Looking for Dual conversion Analog SW Radio

Post by Corbin Ra » Sun, 29 Feb 2004 13:10:25

I just got word from Degen today that the analog DE1103 is now scheduled to
be released in April, if that helps.
 
 
 

Looking for Dual conversion Analog SW Radio

Post by Jay Hey » Sun, 29 Feb 2004 18:55:58



Quote:>  BTW do I need a 1102 if I don't need SSB to safe $20 , any disadvantage .

For the SWL, SSB is still very handy for tuning stations that are
getting a lot of interference from an adjacent signal on just one side.
If you're trying to listen to 10330 and there's a strong signal on 10325
that's interfering with your reception, you can switch to USB on 10330
and this will often eliminate the interference. You'll have to decide
for yourself if such a capability is worth $20 to you.

  -- Jay

 
 
 

Looking for Dual conversion Analog SW Radio

Post by Stephan Grossklas » Sun, 29 Feb 2004 19:04:10


Quote:

> I am looking for a dual superhet analog sw radio covering the sw in
> 4-6 bands continuously  something similar in performane to Kaito KA
> 1101 . I am afraid with 9kh/10kh step tuning in digital radios might
> not allow precisely tuning frequencies like 10.33 mhz .

You got something wrong there. Even the most simple PLL synthesized
shortwave receivers tune shortwave in 5 kHz steps (the DE1101/KA1101 is
an example), the better ones offer 1 kHz steps (DE/KA1102, Sony
ICF-SW7600GR, Grundig YB-400PE, Sangean ATS-505, ...). The 9 or 10 kHz
steps are for MW only, and when a radio can tune in 1 kHz (or smaller)
increments on SW it'll mostly also do on MW.

It would be interesting to know your budget, then one could recommend a
good starter's radio. Since you plan on catching some DX, I'd recommend
looking at a full-featured receiver like a DE/KA1102, Sony ICF-SW7600GR
or Sangean ATS-909. The little Degen is exceptional value for the price
but can't work wonders either, so for some more serious listening I'd
recommend looking at the Sony with its synch detection, good IF filter
and good sensitivity off the whip, or the ATS-909, a very comfortable
rig which, however, is better used on some length of external antenna
and mains powered.

Stephan
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Looking for Dual conversion Analog SW Radio

Post by anil110002.. » Mon, 01 Mar 2004 01:02:54



> > I am looking for a dual superhet analog sw radio covering the sw in
> > 4-6 bands continuously  something similar in performane to Kaito KA
> > 1101 . I am afraid with 9kh/10kh step tuning in digital radios might
> > not allow precisely tuning frequencies like 10.33 mhz .

> You got something wrong there. Even the most simple PLL synthesized
> shortwave receivers tune shortwave in 5 kHz steps (the DE1101/KA1101 is
> an example), the better ones offer 1 kHz steps (DE/KA1102, Sony
> ICF-SW7600GR, Grundig YB-400PE, Sangean ATS-505, ...). The 9 or 10 kHz
> steps are for MW only, and when a radio can tune in 1 kHz (or smaller)
> increments on SW it'll mostly also do on MW.

> It would be interesting to know your budget, then one could recommend a
> good starter's radio. Since you plan on catching some DX, I'd recommend
> looking at a full-featured receiver like a DE/KA1102, Sony ICF-SW7600GR
> or Sangean ATS-909. The little Degen is exceptional value for the price
> but can't work wonders either, so for some more serious listening I'd
> recommend looking at the Sony with its synch detection, good IF filter
> and good sensitivity off the whip, or the ATS-909, a very comfortable
> rig which, however, is better used on some length of external antenna
> and mains powered.

> Stephan

                 Thanks a lot for all the info , but I am still left
with a doubt . If I find interference at SW 10.333 mhz can I swith on to
SSB - upper / lower and still listen to the music / news etc .

      Please clear my doubt . Tons of thanks in advance .

cheers
Anil

 
 
 

Looking for Dual conversion Analog SW Radio

Post by Stephan Grossklas » Mon, 01 Mar 2004 03:58:23


Quote:

>                  Thanks a lot for all the info , but I am still left
> with a doubt . If I find interference at SW 10.333 mhz can I swith on to
> SSB - upper / lower and still listen to the music / news etc .

Here the selectable sideband synch detector of the Sony would be useful
(along with good filters, that is!), assuming interference is only
coming from one side (then you could enable sync mode and select the
less disturbed sideband). ECSS (using SSB for AM stations) would also
work decently well and is recommended for extreme situations, though the
fine tuning is a bit tricky and needs a bit of practising (but at least
you can get the frequency right in the order of 10 Hz if you're good).
The Sangean would come in second, you may not be able to get the
receiver exactly onto the carrier frequency due to - for this purpose -
rather coarse fine tuning steps of 40 Hz. (It should be noted that
modified versions like the "Super 909" use smaller tuning steps and
would probably work equally well for SSB. Still, selectable sideband
synch detection is much more comfortable and thus to be preferred in
such a situation.)

Stephan
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