Re: Tecsun PL-360 7.5" Plug-in Loopstick Project Update
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And on the other hand I could sit on a beach in NZ in 1962 or so and listen to KFI, CKWX, and I don't remember how many other West Coast AM stations on a "9 transistor" National Pansonic, barefoot (both of us). I even heard 500watt WKWF Key West 1600 KHZ more than once --- and several other stations with their towers rooted in salt marshes. I would occasionally drop into the offices of local 1YZ, then on 800 KHz, and check their North American reports. Hank (a DX-legend at the time, cannot I fear recall his last name) had sent one report from Burlington Vt that I recall.... If it was really easy it would not be worth doing .... Do your best; in 20 years today will be "The Good Old Days" I fear ...Tony (VE3NO) ComputerViz, NYAA Starfest On-Line
Now spending the BBQ Season channelling the Inner Carbon of Cows...
Sent: Sun, May 16, 2010 5:16:10 PM
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Re: Tecsun PL-360 7.5" Plug-in Loopstick Project Update
Hi Stephen (and Tony),
As Tony related, it would be tough to receive 1134-Croatia on the west coast if they are not transmitting :-) Their new hours (1600-2245 Z) certainly don't sound good for west coast DXers!
As far as your chances to receive DX on 1134 kHz with your pest 1130-KSDO only 6 miles away, unfortunately it's probably a long shot at best. Unless you are able to null the station and still face the bearing of 300 degrees (for TP's) or about 040 (for TA's), you are probably out of luck.
Trying to receive TA's on the west coast using ULR's is not easy, except for the super-stations like 1134-Croatia (previously) , 1575-Farda and 1215-Absolute. Trying to receive any other TA's on the west coast with Ultralight radios is really going "against the grain," and requires some serious external antenna help. I was able to receive 675-Radio Maria (Holland), 693-BBC and 756-DLF (Germany) last fall using the 9' PVC loop in the back yard, but signals were typically like this 693-BBC recording on Oct.21: http://www.mediafir e.com/?qyunz2hxm mz On the other hand, TA super-stations like 1134-Croatia would really boom in at times, like on this recording of Oct. 15: http://www.mediafir e.com/?o25zzewme dz .
As tough as it is to receive TA's on Ultralights on the west coast, it is even tougher to receive TP's on Ultralights on the east coast. The only DXer I know who has accomplished this was Brent Taylor during a DXpedition on Canada's Prince Edward Island, receiving several Japanese "big guns" (747 and 774 kHz?) using a humble Sony SRF-59, inductively coupled to a Radio Shack loop.
In a message dated 5/16/2010 4:54:47 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, pianoplayer88key@ yahoo.com writes: