Tecsun PL680 help

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Re: Tecsun PL680 help

Postby m0lsx » Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:54 am

JGR wrote: I would say the clip and wire you are using may benefit from a slight extension of about 15-20m, height above ground is the key factor to better reception.


Not on a portable radio. They overload very quickly.
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Re: Tecsun PL680 help

Postby JGR » Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:07 pm

That may be the case for some but from the tests I have run with a basic length of wire here at my location have not shown any abnormal overload on the 660 680 and now the 880 unless you have the antenna out in the clear and at a reasonable height above ground then you see the issue become apparent. But what works for one does not always work for another and it is trial and error of course.
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Re: Tecsun PL680 help

Postby scanhermit » Sun Dec 25, 2016 10:44 pm

My PL660 came with a 5m wire that plugs into the antenna socket. Did anything like that come with your 680? If so, soldering an extension to this may be better than clipping it to the telescopic.
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