[RFI] Takes too long for my postings to clear the admin - 73 and Good Bye from Bill - WD8ARZ

Kjell W. Strom strom.lime at xs4all.nl
Wed Sep 24 05:53:49 EDT 2014


I don't think your posting has been moderated. Or the moderator
must be extremely fast. All of 42 seconds elapsed from it left
your computer until it arrived here, near Amsterdam, The

Kjell, PB3SM - SM6CPI

> -----Original Message-----
> From: RFI [mailto:rfi-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of
> Sent: 24 September 2014 10:57
> To: jim at audiosystemsgroup.com; rfi at contesting.com
> Subject: [RFI] Takes too long for my postings to clear the 
> admin - 73 and Good Bye from Bill - WD8ARZ
> It takes way way too long for my proper emails to be posted 
> to this RFI list. Yet I see others being posted in the mean 
> time. Thus I must be moderated. Based on my track record with 
> many other sites and this one, that restriction doesnt make 
> any sense .....
> Soooo ........... I give up ..... and pulling the plug on 
> this user forum and this will be my last email effort.
> 73 from Bill - WD8ARZ
> For Example:
> -------- Forwarded Message --------
> Subject: 	Mod Fix For Tecsun PL-660 Squelch Glitch
> Date: 	Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:36:50 -0400
> From: 	WD8ARZ <wd8arz at ix.netcom.com>
> To: 	rfi at contesting.com
> The PL660 has an annoying issue. When the signal is less than 
> two or three signal strength bars, the audio drops to a low 
> level and goes bassy. When the signal is in that trip area of 
> signal strength trip point, and is fading and strengthening 
> going below and above that trip level, the audio switches in 
> and out of this designed in mode and is very annoying. There 
> is some audio distortion from that 'feature' too.
> Only thing I can think of as the reason for that feature, is 
> to fool the listener into thinking this is a quieter radio 
> when there is no signal or a weak signal. Instead it destroys 
> the intelligibility of weak signals that would other wise be 
> listenable.
> The attached PDF file details how to do the 'Dynamic Squelch'
> modification. I did use the switching arrangement, but 
> because I always leave the mod switched in, I would recommend 
> that using the switching is not needed once you become 
> convinced the mod is working and very worth while.
> A Russian group with high interest in this radio has evolved 
> several mod's, with this one in my mind the most significant. 
> A video of the results for this mod is at:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5W9cDiBoP0 and is named 
> Tecsun PL-660 modified : Dynamic squelch (muting) disabled
> That group is located at, and translated by Google:
> http://www.radioscanner.ru/forum/topic42851-89.html
> Run through the Google Translator at
> http://translate.google.com/    by putting the url above in
the left
> box, and clicking on the google url in the right box, you get 
> a translation.
> You can now arrow forward and backwards, and jump to other 
> pages. In there you will find tons of information, photo's, 
> schematic's, and block diagrams about the PL-660.
> Taking the radio apart and putting it back together takes 
> more time than doing the mod.
> It is very worth while getting the mod done.
> 73 from Bill - WD8ARZ
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