Sunday, September 09, 2018
A closer look at the XHDATA D-808 radio
For those who are looking for a hot performing SSB-equipped travel portable, a "Heathkit-like" full construction article has been prepared for a 7.5" MW loopstick XHDATA D-808 model-- a "Supercharged" version of the highly popular new portable from China.
The 7.5" loopstick D-808 version was a thrilling performer all by itself at the Rockwork ocean cliff near Manzanita, Oregon last month, receiving not only this fine signal from 1017-A3Z in Nuku'alofa, Tonga, but the 5 kW Australian horse racing station 2KY in Sydney as a weak co-channel in the middle of the recording https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/tp3i89vky6p7hbylgkk1bp4pa5nvnuku
The 14-page full construction article for the Medium Wave version is now complete, and is posted at http://www.mediafire.com/file/vi10rpi974jzlm7/Supercharging_the_XHDATA_D_-808-FinalMW.doc/file
The 7.5" Longwave loopstick version of the full construction article is also almost completed, and should be wrapped up within a couple of days. For all of those looking for an exciting new challenge this DXing season, this model should exceed your expectations!
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA/NRC AM Newsgroup)
You Tube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXsSBktVZRM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CGyizVIWbE