Southeast Texas DXer

The Exciting Adventures of a Radio DX'er from Southeast Texas

Thursday, October 15, 2009

I'm Still Around!

I'm still around, but have not been very active (as you can tell!) in the "blogosphere." I have been active, however, in adding to my collection of Ultralight Radios. What is an "Ultralight Radio" you ask? Simply put, an Ultralight Radio is a radio that is readily available (i.e., not a kit radio), one that doesn't have a lot of bells and whistles (like SSB, MP3 players/recorders, etc.), and, most of all, is considered to be a "pocket-sized" radio (approximately 20 cubic inches). There are many radios that fit into this category. For great pictures and reviews, point your web browser to and go to the Ultralight Library (it's labeled 'ULR Library' in the Menu on the left side of the web page).

Anyway, I have recently acquired an Eton E-100 and a Grundig G8. Both are outstanding performers! Both are digital radios, but the Grundig G8 adds a DSP chip that greatly improves its FM selectivity. You can find excellent reviews of both radios on the website I mentioned above.

I don't have any photos of my radios that I can post here yet, but when I do, I will.

73's and Good DX'ing!