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Re: Congratulations Richard on JOUB 774 heard in Oklahoma on barefoot SRF-T615 !

bbwrwy
 

Thanks everyone for the kind words. I mention that when I was an
active DXer in 1980's, JOUB the easiest trans-oceanic station to hear
here. At no time did I used anything more than an amplified ferrite
loop antenna. I may simply live in the right place for hearing JOUB.
Hearing European medium wave stations has always been a greater
challenge.

I did post a bit of the JOUB audio from this morning under with the
name "081001_1054_JOUB774_T615_000c.mp3" in the files section.

Again, thanks everybody. Best wishes for good DX tonight.

Richard Allen,
36°22'51"N/97°25'36"W


Re: NEW SONY SRF-T615 $95.00 ON eBay

Gary DeBock
 

Hello Norm,
 
     This Sony SRF-T615 seems to have more price changes than Washington Mutual Bank stock recently.  While checking eBay just now, all I found was the listing from "joynetcafe,"  which has raised their price to $115 plus $20 shipping.  On the other hand, Audio Cubes 2 has "lowered" their price from the outrageous $158 pus $20 shipping to the merely obnoxious $149 plus $20 shipping.  If you guys have a friend in Japan, you can probably get it for $70 plus shipping.
 
     Is it worth the price, which borders on extortion?  Probably, from what its owners say about it.
 
     73,  Gary 




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Congratulations Richard on JOUB 774 heard in Oklahoma on barefoot SRF-T615 !

Allen Willie
 

 
 
JOUB 774 heard in Oklahoma on barefoot SRF-T615
 
 
Wow what a feat barefoot !!  CONGRATULATIONS RICHARD  !! 
 
 I knew it was only a matter of time before the current distance records started to tumble. 
 
My previous  barefoot record for Djibouti  at 9,504 kms was a thrill  to accomplish,  but Japan from Oklahoma , that is AWESOME !  What an accomplishment Richard, that definitely shows everyone out there what these little marvels are capable of.
 
73
 
Allen Willie
St. John's, Newfoundland
 
 
 


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Re: JOUB 774 heard in Oklahoma on barefoot SRF-T615

w2gjw <w2gjw@...>
 

Congratulations Richard, that is a phenominal catch! I love reading
loggings such as these. Just shows you don't need big antennas and
expensive radios to log TAs or TPs.

I just received my T615 and so far am very impressed with it.

73-
Gary

--- In ultralightdx@..., "bbwrwy" <richarda@...> wrote:

For the past two mornings I've heard JOUB 774 kHz using only a
barefoot SRF-T615. It was first heard with a heterodyne of varying
levels at 1018-1031 UTC yesterday.


2008 Fall Follies Rules + FAQ Are Now Posted

John H. Bryant <bjohnorcas@...>
 

Friends,

The 2008 Fall Follies Ultralight Contestant Package has just been posted to our official Files Area on dxer.ca.  There have been a few changes in this Fall's contest, so reading the Rules carefully would be a good idea.  There are still three contests in each of two Receiver Classes (Barefoot and Unlimited) and two of the three contests in each Class are open to DXers world-wide.

Once again this fall, there will be no prizes to the top-scorers, but suitable-for-framing Certificates and Unlimited (or Barefoot) fun for all who participate.

If you have any questions or concerns that are not covered in the FAQ, please contact John Bryant (Rules) at bjohnorcas@... or Kevin Schanilec (Ultralight Radios) at satya@...

The dates are October 24 to November 3rd, so get your favorite Ultralight well lubricated, warmed up and be ready for the call
"Drivers, START YOUR ULTRALIGHTS!"

John Bryant, Kevin Schanilec and Allen Willie, the Ultralight Contest Committee


JOUB 774 heard in Oklahoma on barefoot SRF-T615

bbwrwy
 

For the past two mornings I've heard JOUB 774 kHz using only a
barefoot SRF-T615. It was first heard with a heterodyne of varying
levels at 1018-1031 UTC yesterday. Then a man speaking in Japanese
fading in and out from 1031 until about 1046 UTC when it finally faded
under the sideband of XEACH 770. This morning it was again heard
fading in and out of XEACH's sideband from 1053 to 1127 GMT. I was
surprise how easy JOUB was to receive such a tiny set at approximately
9700 kilometers (6027 miles).

I also had a trace of a het on 594 kHz, but the QRM from KCSJ 590 was
too strong.

I think this proves my theory trans-oceanic reception is possible in
the center of North America on a barefoot ULR, at least one as
sensitive as the SRF-T615. It was something I was never able to do
with an ICF-2010.

It looks like I choose the right time to return to medium wave DXing.

Richard Allen,
36°22'51"N/97°25'36"W


Modified E100 heard 774 Japan TP today from NE Oregon

Steve Ratzlaff <steveratz@...>
 

Hi,
I'm a recent subscriber to the list. I'm not much of a domestic MW DXer but like to try for TPs from my inland NE Oregon location. I do hear the occasional signal with my tabletop receivers. I recently obtained an E100 and have just done the narrow filter mod and added an external antenna connector. Connected to my outside longwire antenna with a pot adjusted to stop the overloading, 774 Japan was heard this morning on the E100. I've uploaded an audio clip to the Files area, labeled "774 Japan on E100". It's not very good but has several seconds of clear JJ audio. Best results with the narrow filter are by off-tuning up or down 1 kHz; in this case I was tuned to 773.
Regards,
Steve Ratzlaff
NE Oregon


Re: JOUB 774 heard in Oklahoma on barefoot SRF-T615

Gary DeBock
 

Wow Richard,
 
     That is phenomenal.  Congratulations, and make sure to apply to Rob Ross of the Ultralight Awards Committee for your First TP award.
 
     73,  Gary




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NEW LOGGING on Ultralight @ SUNRISE Today......................

robert ross
 

Hi Guys:

Well the new one's are still trickling in...but it's taking a lot of hours at the dials to ferret them out. One new one this morning which is also New for the Overall Log ..........

Radio used for this Reception is......................SONY SRF-T615
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

ULR LOG Total is now........................490 Stations Heard
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

73...................ROB

********************************************************************
1260 WWRC Washington, DC Oct/01/08 0556 EDT EE FAIR
Heard in the Mix.....Male DJ with talk about the area. Said "Here in DC",
into Talk til 0558. Ad String @ 0558. Mixing with WNDE@ 0600.
Beaming SE from here.

NEW STN New ULR # 490 5 KW
ROSS, ONT.
*********************************************************************

73............ROB

Robert S. Ross VA3SW
London, Ontario CANADA


Welcome to Jim and one new log

Allen Willie
 

hey, just joined. forgot who, but somebody from here mentioned this
group on mediumwave group

thanks! jim n8rpi
 
 
First of all Welcome aboard  to you Jim in joining our group of ultralight enthusiasts. Hope you have great fun with these miniature marvels.
 
Early this morning here in the North Atlantic a new log as follows::
 
 
1500 khz - WLQV - Detroit, Michigan   8:30 UTC  10/1/08  w/ religious program and preacher,  then  " AM 1500 WLQV Life Changing Radio Legal ID and slogan at TOH
Mixing with WWWT  Washington DC for an hour !
 
*** NEW ONE *** on ULR and overall log  ; - SRF-M37V  barefoot
 
 
 
73
 
Allen Willie
St. John's, Newfoundland
 
 

 


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Re: newbie

Jay Heyl
 

On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 8:40 PM, Tim Davisson <kd8gz@...> wrote:

Check out the little SRF-59. It's $14.99 at K-Mart's here in Akron. I
had to call 3 K-Mart locations...first 2 were sold out...finally got
one...now own a 2nd, and might likely buy a 3rd (for $15, why not? Hi,
Sony also sells them direct via the SonyStyle web site
(www.sonystyle.com). $14.99. They also have refurbs for $9.99. They
somewhat regularly run various specials, sometimes including free
shipping on all purchases. I got two refurbs for $19.98 delivered that
way. You just need to keep checking back to see what special is on
that day.

-- Jay


New Modified E100 TP Loggings; Welcome to Steve

Gary DeBock
 

Hello Guys,
 
     First of all, welcome to Steve Ratzlaff in Elgin, Oregon--  and congratulations on your first Ultralight TP (JOUB-774).  Steve is a very highly qualified technician and ham QRP enthusiast , and has been one of the regular TP chasers here on the west coast for many years.
 
     This morning was fairly decent on the modified E100 here, with Vietnam-675 again showing up around 1345 (recorded for language ID), and a presumed North Korea-684 (because of the corny ancient music and typical yelling announcer).  So the west coast Ultralight TP chasers are also having fun this season (not just the heavy hitters in Newfoundland and Northern Ireland  :>)
 
     73,  Gary
 
    




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loggings & stuff

Tim Davisson
 

Welcome to Rick P. to ULR. Rick lives in the area, and is an
excellent ham...specializing in QRP CW. Welcome Rick!

Loggings in the past couple days (dates & times EDT):

1070 WFNI/Indianapolis, IN, 7:53pm, "The Fan" ESPN. This station
had been news-talk WIBC for decades. They moved that format to FM!

970 WHA/Madison, WI, 8:00pm, legal ID, non-commercial NPR/PRI.
1290 CJBK/London, ONT, 6:01am on top of freq., HI ROSS!
1280 WYAL/Scotland Neck, NC, 6:01am s/on amnt., w/legal ID.

Up to 140 stations logged in less than a month...and my DX time is
less than an hour a day. Not bad! Love my SRF-59!

This little radio is re-logging stations I hadn't heard in decades,
AND picking up stuff I've never heard with my desktop communications
receivers.

Ross...you and I (and now Rick) seem to be the main URL check-ins
from the middle of our countries....huh? Come on others out
there...please join us, and post your comments & loggings.

73's,

Tim, KD8GZ
Norton, Ohio


Re: newbie

Rick Pavelko
 

Hey Jim-

I just joined the group not too long ago myself. Welcome aboard!

I also have a mini 100. It has good selectivity, but the nulling and
sensitivity of the srf59 beat it. I just picked up an srf59 on Sunday
and have 40 out-of state stations logged already. It's a lot of fun!

Rick


Re: newbie

Dennis Gibson <wb6tnb@...>
 

Jim - welcome. There are a lot of really great people here and I know
that any number of them would be delighted to help you get started. AM
DX'ing has needed a shot in the arm for a long time and DX'ing with
ultralight radios is just that.

73

At times I too have owned more radios that my wife was aware of.

--- In ultralightdx@..., "Jim" <banjojim@...> wrote:

hey, just joined. forgot who, but somebody from here mentioned this
group on mediumwave group.

anyway, i've played with pretty much all kinds of radio and own more
than my wife knows. i may even own an ultralite. i've got a grundig
mini100. what does this group consider an ultralite? i'm assuming a
cheapie pocket am/fm. i hear in another group a lot about a little
$20.00 sony.

last, is there a favorite? loaded question and i apologize, but i may
send a few $$$ to amazon for one soon.

thanks! jim n8rpi


2 NEW ULTRALIGHT Loggings at SUNSET....Sneaking up on #500.......

robert ross
 

Hi Guys:

Nothing spectacular tonight at Sunset..but did manage 2 new ones for the ULR Log.

Radio used for these receptions was....SONY SRF-T615 BAREFOOT.

ULR Log Totals are now......................489 Stations Heard.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

I was trying for 500 heard by the end of Sept...but came up 11 short!!!

73.......ROB.

*************************************************************
890 WKNV Fairlawn, VA. Sept/30/08 1926-29* EDT EE VG
Southern Gospel Music til 1629 EDT. ID given by Female DJ as
"JOY FM 890 Fairlawn....now concludes this Broadcast Day" Then
abruptly off the air @ 1929 EDT.

RELOG 10 KW Days ROSS, ONT.
**************************************************************
1570 WYTI Rocky Mount, VA. Sept/30/08 1947 EDT EE GOOD
"You're listening to NASCAR LIVE on MRN Radio". Into Nascar Pgm.
Matches their Program Schedule and was beaming SE...lots of other VA
Stations in as well.

RELOG...but NEW to ULR Log ULR # 488 2.5 KW/220 Watts Nights
ROSS, ONT.
***************************************************************
1470 WLQR Toledo, OHIO Sept/30/08 1959 EDT EE VG
Fottball Tonight on ESPN RADIO. ESPN Sports Center. Lots of ESPN
Promos. "This is the Pulse now on ESPN Radio" @ 2002.

RELOG..NEW CALLS ...But NEW to ULR Log ULR # 489 1 KW
ROSS, ONT.
*****************************************************************

Robert S. Ross VA3SW
London, Ontario CANADA


Re: newbie

Tim Davisson
 

Jim/N8EPI...Tried to send you an e-mail the e-mail listed on QRZ.com
(your ham calls...the voyager.net address)...but it bounced back
undeliverable.

Check out the little SRF-59. It's $14.99 at K-Mart's here in Akron. I
had to call 3 K-Mart locations...first 2 were sold out...finally got
one...now own a 2nd, and might likely buy a 3rd (for $15, why not? Hi,
hi!).

The nulling on this little, throw-back type analog mini-portable is
nothing short of amazing.

Give me an e-mail shout, if you wish: kd8gz@...

73's, and welcome to ULR DXing.

Tim, KD8GZ
Norton, Ohio


Re: newbie

robert ross
 

hey, just joined. forgot who, but somebody from here mentioned this>
group on mediumwave group

thanks! jim n8rpi

Hi Jim:

Welcome to the Ultralight Group from one of the Canadian contingent !!!! Nice to have you aboard....I really got a laugh from your comment that you "Owned more Radios than your wife knows about!!" HHAHAA....That pretty much sums up all of the guys on here I think!!

You'll find pretty much everything you ever wanted to know about Ultralight Radios..or ULR's as they sometimes referred to..we have guys who specialize in Trans-Pacific DX, Trans-Atlantic DX, Building External Antennas, Modifying their ULR's, Domestic DX'ing, and testing out Various new Models to see what's gonna be the next Hot DX Machine on the Block.....

We have Casual Listeners, HardCore DX'ers, and even Beginners...all with the same agenda..to have FUN with Ultralight Radios.

However Jim...don't let the Ultralight Moniker fool you....some of the DX that get's heard by our members is pretty HEAVY DUTY!! Hanging around this group is not for the faint of heart..you're gonna see loggings that you may not believe are possible on a Pocket Radio.....but as time goes on....you'll realize that the Sky is the limit when DXing with ULR's. Everyday the Guys on the Coasts and across the Ocean are logging amazing DX that just makes us all shake our heads in amazement.

Once you have logged a bunch of stations...we also have a Fine Awards Program and I look forward to receiving your Loggings someday soon for a few Awards!! Details of the Awards program can also be found on dxer.ca Website.

So...dive in and have a ball Jim. I think most of us are rather seasoned DX'ers who just got plain Bored of the Current AM BCB scene...and the start of the ULR Movement was just what the doctor ordered to bring some excitement back into the AM BCB Hobby!!

Any questions...fire away..there's a multitude of knowledgeable guys in the group who will be willing to help!!

73...ROB VA3SW

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA


Re: newbie

satya@...
 

Hey Jim:

Welcome to the group! I hope you will find UltraLighting as interesting
and enjoyable as the rest of us here. Trans-oceanic receptions are
becoming more and more common as DXers figure out how to best use these
little wonders.

The definition of an UltraLight, and a Gallery and Compendium of top
available models, is available at the DXer.ca web site. Just click on the
Ultra-Light File Area icon near the top. Your Grundig Mini 100 is indeed
an UltraLight, but I can't say that the Mini 100 is in the top group.
Fortunately, there are exhaustive ratings as to what models you might want
to consider, depending on your situation.

The $20 Sony you've been hearing about is the Sony SRF-59, widely
available and the receiver that started the whole UltraLight phenomenon.
There is a lot of info on this receiver at the DXer.ca website, including
Gary DeBock's initial review, an SRF-59 Sourcebook, and others.

Again, welcome!

Kevin S.
Bainbridge Island, WA

hey, just joined. forgot who, but somebody from here mentioned this
group on mediumwave group.

anyway, i've played with pretty much all kinds of radio and own more
than my wife knows. i may even own an ultralite. i've got a grundig
mini100. what does this group consider an ultralite? i'm assuming a
cheapie pocket am/fm. i hear in another group a lot about a little
$20.00 sony. &#92;

last, is there a favorite? loaded question and i apologise, but i may
send a few $$$ to amazon for one soon.

thanks! jim n8rpi


newbie

Jim <banjojim@...>
 

hey, just joined. forgot who, but somebody from here mentioned this
group on mediumwave group.

anyway, i've played with pretty much all kinds of radio and own more
than my wife knows. i may even own an ultralite. i've got a grundig
mini100. what does this group consider an ultralite? i'm assuming a
cheapie pocket am/fm. i hear in another group a lot about a little
$20.00 sony. &#92;

last, is there a favorite? loaded question and i apologise, but i may
send a few $$$ to amazon for one soon.

thanks! jim n8rpi