Re: Ultralight FM Radio DXing?


Russ Edmunds <wb2bjh@...>
 

I have two Grundig/Eton G8's and 2 Tecsun PL-310's which I use mostly for FM DX.

The Etons are used with an external antenna, the G8's, as they do not have an
input for an external antenna, are used barefoot. Someone on the list has used
a longer whip on the G8 to good effect. I have such a whip but haven't yet tried
it.

Both the G8's and the PL-310's do very well on FM.


Russ Edmunds
15 mi NNW of Philadelphia
Grid FN20id
<wb2bjh@yahoo.com>

AM:  Modified Sony ICF 2010's barefoot
FM: Yamaha T-80 & T-85, each w/ Conrad RDS Decoder;
Onkyo T-450RDS; Tecsun PL-310 ( 2);
modified Sony ICF2010 w/APS9B @ 15';
Grundig G8 w/whip; modified Sony ICF2010 w/whip

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On Wed, 2/12/14, keith beesley <keith1226@yahoo.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Ultralight FM Radio DXing?
To: "ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com" <ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 2:36 AM
















 









Hi
Paul, 
I
know there are LW, SW, and FM DXers on the list, but I
don't know if they use ultralights for FM, or more
elaborate rigs. Here in the northwest USA, I get the same
handful of stations via tropo skip every year during our
short summer (late July-early September). They come mainly
from Vancouver or Victoria, BC,
Canada, to the north or northwest. I have mountain ranges
to the east and west of me. I am not far from the Puget
Sound, a large body of water connected to the Pacific Ocean
which extends about 100 miles inland. 
I
might do better if I could figure out a way to record the
"empty" frequencies 24/7.
Regards,Keith
Beesley

On Tuesday, February 11, 2014 10:32 PM, kevin
asato
<kc6pob@yahoo.com> wrote:

 









The group seems mostly focused on AM dx.
Depending upon where you live, FM dx is possible. In the Los
Angeles/Southern California area it is pretty tough to do.
Every FM broadcast channel slot is occupied and we are
surrounded by mountains all around on 3 sides and water on
the other making dx a very tough activity. The only real
possibility is dx from Hawaii as we do see ducting taking
place on the 2M band quite often. I guess i'm trying to
say that the geography of my area makes FM dx a tough
activity. I'd like to hear of what you can do.

73,

kevin

kc6pob

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On Tue, 2/11/14, Paul <tanger32au@gmail.com> wrote:



Subject: [ultralightdx] Ultralight FM Radio DXing?

To: ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com

Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 1:15 PM





 



















Hi all,







I was thinking last night and having checked the groups
file

area I cant see anything one way or the other about
this.







Is Ultralight FM radio DXing a part of this group or do
we

mainly just stay on the medium wave band? If it is
covered

by this group is it something that is very active /

popular?







Paul



























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