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

Tim Duffy k3lr at k3lr.com
Thu Sep 25 10:21:16 EDT 2014


Thanks for your message.

We (the RFI reflector) see all the posts that are posted properly. I am sure
of that. Please don't forget that there are lots of moving parts in
reflector posts. It's not always the "reflector's fault".

Let's get back to talking about RFI problems - there are lots to be solved!

Tim K3LR

-----Original Message-----
From: W2RU - Bud Hippisley [mailto:W2RU at frontiernet.net] 
Sent: Thursday, September 25, 2014 10:10 AM
To: k3lr at k3lr.com
Cc: WD8ARZ; rfi at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [RFI] Takes too long for my postings to clear the admin - 73
and Good Bye from Bill - WD8ARZ

On Sep 24, 2014, at 7:23 59AM, Tim Duffy <k3lr at k3lr.com> wrote:

> Hello Bill
> You are not moderated on this list. We see your posts fine.

Well . not completely true, Tim.

I have yet to receive WD8ARZ's original posting ("Mod fix for Tecsun ."),
repeated below.  If I'm reading the header correctly, he sent it on Sept. 23
at 7:36:50 EDT.  The first time I saw it was as a re-post in this thread
("Takes too long for my postings to clear .").  I've been collecting
postings about the Tecsun receivers for RFI-hunting purposes, so I would
have very definitely read and then saved his original post.

I did an Apple Mail search on his callsign, and there is no record of his
"Mod fix ." post on my Mac - not even in my Trash folder, which holds
deleted e-mail for 30 days.

Bud W2RU

> I am happy to work with you on your email problems.
> Please ask for help and I will work with you.
> There are over 1000 on this list - getting reflector messages and happy.
> 73,
> Tim K3LR
> RFI Founder and Moderator
> -----Original Message-----
> From: RFI [mailto:rfi-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of WD8ARZ
> Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 4:57 AM
> 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
> 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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