[RFI] Noise location radio Tecsun PL660 011618

WD8ARZ wd8arz at ix.netcom.com
Tue Jan 16 18:03:09 EST 2018

Have used the radio below for listening on a variety of ham bands, in 
addition to a.m. / f.m./l.f./shortwave, aircraft bands etc


Previous email details more info - 73 from Bill ........

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Subject:     [survivalcomm] Tecsun PL660 A.M. Band Fix For Weak Signals 
Date:     Fri, 17 Mar 2017 19:11:46 -0400
From:     Enigma Traveler enigmaexplorer at earthlink.net [survivalcomm] 
<survivalcomm at yahoogroups.com>
Reply-To: survivalcomm at yahoogroups.com
To: survivalcomm at yahoogroups.com
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Being able to listen to the A.M. / F.M. / Shortwave bands in one radio that
you can hold in your hand and uses AA standard  batteries can be very
useful. Individual requirements for what someone wants will determine
the  category of product they get. If the requirement is
hand held using standard batteries
... well, there just isn't anything else out there to compare to a
PL660. Fortunately the current production of PL660 products
do not have a lot of issues. I suspect they pay attention to
customer feedback and make changes in production as they
can fit it in. Current radio has great A.M. quality and with great
sensitivity,and audio is quality is good.

This link will help out for an alignment if you want to do that:

Yet other links showing dissembled radio:
Search Google for -   PL660 dynamic squelch mod    - to see if your 
older PL660 can be improved
73 from Bill N.W. Indiana
Posted by: Enigma Traveler <enigmaexplorer at earthlink.net>
On 1/16/2018 3:03 PM, David Eckhardt wrote:
The single most useful tool is a battery powered portable AM radio. It
also helps if it has shortwave.

The MFJ dish you refer to is an ultrasonic microphone given high
directivity and sensitivity with the dish reflector.  It is highly useful
in isolating coronal discharge and actual arcing on power poles.  It may be
MFJ, but it does work well.  Even the power utilities use the technology,
although not MFJ, but they pay a lot more for their instruments.

Dave - WØLEV

On Tue, Jan 16, 2018 at 7:39 PM, W0MU Mike Fatchett<w0mu at w0mu.com> wrote:
What are people using for noise sniffing?  I saw the MFJ dish but I try to
avoid their stuff. I know there is no one perfect tool. - W0MU

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