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Re: New Barefoot UL world record -Oops! / Latest Logs

Gary DeBock
 

Hi Paul,
 
     Don't feel too bad about your WYFR-1557's reception barely missing the all-time stock Ultralight distance record. 
 
     Right after my post to you, Kevin Schanilec sent me a post claiming the stock Ultralight distance record himself, for his stock E100 logging of 3LO-774 (in Melbourne, Australia) from Seward, Alaska.  The bizarre thing is that I heard traces of this 3LO-774 station myself during a July trip to Grayland, WA on a stock SRF-T615 (which is a slightly greater distance), but didn't think the reception was substantial enough for a formal logging (it was solid copy on a modified E100, but only had traces on the stock SRF-T615).  So Kevin's 3LO-774 logging (7,684 miles, or 12,373 km) should indeed be considered the current record, in my opinion--  at least until somebody using a stock ULR at Grayland has a more substantial logging of 3LO, or some other station in Australia.
 
     It certainly seems that Ultralight DXing records were made to be broken :>)
 
     73,  Gary
 
        




2 new ones last night

Allen Willie
 

 
 
Hi Guys,
 
Last night started out pretty good here in the North Atlantic. Tried again early this morning but signals here seemed lack lustre . I did manage to bag 2 new ones early on  as follows:
 
558 khz - TRT1 - Turkish Radio Denizli Turkey  10/10/08  22:03 UTC  w/ Turkish music and commentary by man  ***NEW ONE on ULR and overall***   STATION # 376 ON ULR
TRANSATLANTIC # 191
 
760 khz - WCHP - Champlain, New York  10/10/08 22:08 UTC  w/ religious programming with man talking about Moses; *** NEW ONE on ULR ***  STATION # 377 ON ULR
 
 
73
 
Allen Willie
St. John's, Newfoundland
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300-in-30 Days Challenge: Day 2

John Cereghin <pastor@...>
 

Day two brought 42 new UL stations, bringing the total to 168 for the
Challenge. Six new UL stations were heard and 3 new stations for the
overall log.

780 WAVA Arlington VA- new UL station
790 WPIC Sharon PA- new UL and station overall
940 WGPC Webster MA- new UL and station overall
990 WLEE Richmond VA- new UL and station overall
1490 WGCH Greenwich CT- new UL station
1550 WBSC Bennettsville SC- new UL station

So far, I've added 10 new stations to my UL log (current total 357
stations) and 3 new stations to my overall log (current total 730).

28 days to go!

John Cereghin
Smyrna DE


Last Morning at Grayland: Ocytober 10

John H. Bryant <bjohnorcas@...>
 

Yesterday, I was still having trouble believing that I'd heard KFQD in Anchorage on the barefooted T615, right over the top of 50 kW KXL-750 in nearby Portland, OR. Whilke I was at the local Library and firmly hooked to the internet, I checked to see if the University of South Carolina even HAD a hockey team (I'd heard them skating against somebody on what I was certain was KFQD, hearing local Anchorage commercials, etc.).  According to the South Carolina web-site, they DO have an ice hockey team, but their season does not start until 24 October. There was no indication of any earlier hockey games on their schedule.  I then checked the KFQD schedule on their website... an all newstalk format and I looked at the U of Alaska, Anchorage for their hockey season. KFQD showed the Beck show on at the time that I thought I'd heard hockey from Anchorage and the University hockey team also had not started their season.  After mulling things over, I decided to take the KFQD logging outta my list for both the Unlimited and the Barefoot  Classes... I had not recorded it and there was just NO evidence.... I must have imagined it.

So, Thursday evening I made up a thorough hit list for Alaska and went to work at 9:15PM local time.  The Wellbrook Array, being able to swap directions, made things fairly easy.  I soon had evidence of a number of Alaskans on frequencies shared with stations in the Pacific Northwest.  As I clicked through 750, THERE WAS A HOCKEY GAME, coming in quite loudly.  I tested it with the array.... Sure enough I could hear KXL to my Southeast and the hockey seemed to be coming from the Northwest!  I listened a few minutes and darned if one of the teams wasn't that crazy buncha Southerners, the South Carolina Gamecocks!!!  Later, there were plenty of local Anchorage commercials, a name of the Anchorage municipal area where the Pre-Season Tournament was taking place, etc.  The boys from South Carolina were well ahead, too. 

I'm counting that one for sure.... I got several other Alaskans on the E100 and then hit the sack, looking forward to my last dawn for a while at Grayland.

Since I'd been so fortunate the previous three mornings that I decided not to approach this last morning with any kind of strategy other than a target list for Unlimited Class and a list of my current Barefoot loggings.

The early burst around 1200 netted me a new Mayak Unlimited logging on 549 (Okinawa was nowhere to be found) and an excellent 720 Russian JJ Service logging, first on the E100 and then BAREFOOT on the t615.... KDWN in Las Vegas was just clobbered!  After that, things slowed down, so with 45 minutes before dawn enhancement, I had breakfast and packed up all of my non-essentials. (I needed to leave as early as possible to drive four hours and then catch an over-crowded ferry back to my home QTH on weekend tourist-magnet, Orcas Island.

I was back in the hunt at 1345 (LSR around 1420). I soon noticed the North Korean on 657... as noted by others, they musta worked on that thing, 'cause its a LOT louder!  Well, it was coming in so well that I decided to try for a new Barefoot Country.  Sure enough, the T615 snagged it easily... it was just booming in. So, I started going up the dial with the WinRadio, looking for really loud ones and then jumping up, changing headphones and running around the room with the T615 trying to escape the computer QRM, the refrigerator buzz, etc, and snag another Barefoot catch. I was really getting my exercise, jumping up and down like a demented Jack in the Box!!!

Fairly soon, I just abandoned using a spotting receiver, things were really coming in on the T615. I found the Sweat Spot in the room (equi-distant between the computer and the refrigerator) and just DXed dawn with the T615 by itself... I ended up with nine new Barefoot TP loggings and a VERY wide smile.

I closed out the morning with a strange logging on 944.99, running with the normal CNR1 on 945.00... REALLY weird music, etc... I'll have more to say about that logging after I've analyzed the recording.

So.... here are my Unlimited and Barefoot Class Loggings for October 10.

UNLIMITED CLASS LOGGINGS OCTOBER 10: E100+ Wellbrook Phased Array

549 Radio Mayak //576 Synchros. Probably from Magadan RR Discussion and some popular music 1215 UTC
640 KYUK Bethel, Alaska, NPR News at 1435
670 KDLG Dillingham, Alaska, NPR News at 1434
890 KBBI Homer, Alaska, NPR News at 1436
720 V of Russia JJ Service, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (heard also Barefoot) 1230 UTC

BAREFOOT CLASS LOGGINGS OCTOBER 10: T615 Barefoot
567  JOIK NHK1 Sapporo 1409
648 VoR, Ussuriysk, Russia in RR 1411
657 Pyongyang Bangsong, Kangnam, North Korea 1351
720 V of Russia JJ Service, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk 1230 UTC
738 Taiwan Fisheries, Penghu 1413
747 JOIB, NHK2 Sapporo1415
963 CRI Russian Service Loc. Unknown 1400 UTC
981 CNR1 Synchros 1417
1134 JOQR, Tokyo 1420
1260 JOIR, Sendai 1422
1287 JOHR Sapporo at 1425

Well, I'll try to publish a composite list tomorrow.... It is great to see Walt and Guy with major new Conti Loops... and Guy with decently DXable TP signals at home for the first time in many a moon..... This stuff is just too much fun not tyo have everyone in on it.

Also really nice to see Mark C. discovering the joy of hearing DX on these little marvels...

I swear that hearing almost a dozen TPs in one morning on a T615 Barefoot is the most fun I've ever had with my clothes on.... well, except for Easter Island, anyway.... Hey, I could have been nude there and only the horses would have known!!!  Talk aboutr Barefoot Class......


Have a great`weekend everyone!

John B.


Re: New E100

john445 <john445@...>
 


Re: Submission for New Barefoot UL world record!

bbwrwy
 

Paul:

Congratulations.

Richard Allen,
36°22'51"N / 97°25'36"W


Re: Submission for New Barefoot UL world record!

robert ross
 

At 04:05 PM 10/10/2008, you wrote:



Hi all,

nailed it at last!

1557 WYFR Kouhu,Taiwan. US OM in religious talk 1911 utc 10/10/08
So I respectfully submit this catch as a new Barefoot world record with
reception distance being 6264 miles / 10081 km.
Paul Logan,
Lisnaskea, N. Ireland

Hi Paul...Man...you sure are making it difficult for us Poor Old Landlocked
ULR Dx'ers!!!! I heard some Chinese last week too.......but it was from CHIN Radio on 1540 in TORONTO!!!! AHHAHHAHHA.

TAIWAN to IRELAND.....on a BAREFOOT ULR....that is just TOO MUCH!!

A New World Record for Barefoot ULR's....where is this all gonna end????

I commend you Paul on an amazing Feat...you are doing all ULR DX'ers proud
with your continued efforts to Promote the ULR Hobby.

Great Work Paul........I don't think Gary Debock ever envisioned all of
this back last November when he first turned on his paltry little SONY
SRF-59....if only he had known!!

73....ROB.




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Re: World Record Distance

Allen Willie
 

 
 
  Congratulations on your world record catch Paul, WAY TO GO !!! Thats AMAZING . You've had some very impressive  catches from your location.
 
 
Best Wishes from the other side of the Atlantic
 
 
Allen Willie
St. John's, Newfoundland


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Submission for New Barefoot UL world record!

Paul Logan
 

Hi all,

nailed it at last!

1557 WYFR Kouhu,Taiwan. US OM in religious talk 1911 utc 10/10/08

Had seen reports of good east Asian reception via the MWC this afternoon so thought I'd try for this one which I've heard a few times in the past on other set ups.

First hint of success was at 1858 utc hearing a yl in Chinese. Was being careful as Lithuania carries China Radio International on this freq ( although at this time they are listed as being in Russian).

Finally at 1911 with my UL in the palm of my hand standing beside the window looking out at a very wet Irish autumn night and an American voice fades up with religious talk! Was dominant for about 20 seconds before sliding back under France. Ferrite bearing was right for Taiwan.

The timings of the English and Chinese fit the WYFR schedule at http://www.familyradio.com/international/frame/

So I respectfully submit this catch as a new Barefoot world record with reception distance being 6264 miles / 10081 km.

I'm thrilled especially since I had thought I had this one some time back only to be dashed with the realisation that Lithuania also carried Chinese here.

I cant see me bettering this one for a while!.

regards and good dx to all,

Paul Logan,
Lisnaskea, N. Ireland

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Re: Submission for New Barefoot UL world record!

Gary DeBock
 

Hello Paul,
 
     Congratulations on your outstanding reception of WYFR-1557 in Kouhu, Taiwan.  That certainly is an astonishing reception for an Ultralight, and the first time I've ever heard of a European DXer logging an east Asian.   You should be extremely happy, and justifiably so.
 
     I feel very reluctant to mention this, but in the competition for the all-time Ultralight barefoot world distance record, there have been three TP DXers (John Bryant, Dennis Vroom and myself) that have received VOA-1575 in Ban Rasom, Thailand, while DXing from Grayland, Washington with a stock Ultralight radio.  Dennis Vroom was the first to do it in the spring with an SRF-39FP, I was able to do it with both an SRF-T615 and DT-400W (an mp3 is posted in the Ultralightdx file area), and John Bryant just did it this week at Grayland with his SRF-T615.  These receptions all occurred at the Grayland Motel, a famous Washington state DXpedition site, and all were for a reception at a distance of 11,721 km, or 7,283 miles.  We just didn't update the record list yet to reflect this, and I'm very sorry for this oversight. 
 
      Once again, congratulations on your outstanding logging, which in my own humble opinion, is far more impressive than the routine loggings of VOA-1575 at Grayland.  Perhaps the distance advantages that TP DXers enjoy is some minor compensation for our severe lack of possible DX countries, as compared to those DXers in Europe, and the East Coast of North America  :>)
 
     73,  Gary DeBock   
 




Recent logs / calling John Bryant

Paul Logan
 

Hi all,

latest new ones from this end -

those marked *** are using loops, otherwise barefoot receptions.

1040    WHO Des Moines, IA    50    USA    06:16    01/10/2008 ***
1180    WHAM Rochester, NY    50    USA    06:19    01/10/2008
1690    CHTO Toronto, ON    1    Canada    06:30    01/10/2008 ***
1570    XERF Ciudad Acuna    100    Mexico    06:50    01/10/2008
693    Radio Rossii, Ufa    150    Russia    22:45    02/10/2008
680    WRKO Boston, MA    50    USA    06:10    03/10/2008
790    WAXY South Miami, FL    25    USA    06:20    03/10/2008
1280    WCMN Arecibo, PR    1    Puerto Rico    06:30    03/10/2008
1584    BBC Radio Nottingham, Clipstone    1    England    16:19    03/10/2008
1521    Forest of Dean Community Radio, Coleford    0.2    England    16:47    03/10/2008
1278    949 The Rock, Dublin    ?    Ireland    17:30    05/10/2008
1539    VOA Radio Aap Ki Dunyaa, Al Dhabbaya    400    UAE    01:04    07/10/2008
1530    VOA Sao Tome    40    Sao Tome / Principe    19:45    07/10/2008
1620    AM 1620, Mar Del Plata    10    Argentina    23:30    08/10/2008 ***
1530    WCKY Cincinnati, OH    50    USA    06:28    10/10/2008
1700    KVNS, Brownsville, TX    1    USA    06:12    10/10/2008
890      WLS, Chicago,  IL          50   USA   07:35  10/10/2008

Sao Tome is Country 64 on UL with 61 being barefoot.
Texas is State 23 on UL most of those barefoot too.

The reception of KVNS this morning also looks like a new record for the 1 kw category - distance being 4789 miles / 7706 km. This is one of the easier X band stations from here, dominating this morning over presumed WEUP. They were playing "All right now" by "FREE" after an ID, weakish but easy copy on the barefoot SRF39FP.

WCKY on 1530 was a surprise  - dominating over the Euros with its usual late night religion.

Wasn't able to nail the Argentine barefoot although it was very very close - same with WLS this morning.

Solar indices low again tonight lets hope for more good stuff.

A message to John Bryant as well - did you get my email of a few days ago re awards / records - having some email difficulties this end.

regards and good dx to all

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marshall <marshallve3txt@...>
 

Have had 3 chances to dx this week 1/2-3/4 of an hour at a time
no new stations even some clear channels are not in the logg yet.
35 stations logged just over1/3 of the way to 100 hope to have 100
award by NOV 1 that means I completed it in 31/2 weeks.
by the way this will be 1005 BAREFOOT


marshall


Re: 300-in-30 Days Challenge: Day 1

robert ross
 

At 09:10 AM 10/10/2008, :John Cereghin Smyrna DE wrote..................


A very good first day to get my 300 stations in 30 days. I logged 125
stations on the DT-200VX barefoot yesterday

John Cereghin
Smyrna DE

That's great John...I guess that means you will have the Award in 2 More
days at that rate eh??? HAHHAHHHA.......That should be 300 Stations in 3
Days..Right!!??

You've got a good start John..and I'm sure you'll be able to earn the
Award....and it's a nIce one too!! John Bryant did an Amazing Job designing
all of the ULR Awards....they look Real Nice hanging in the shack!!

It will be fun to keep tabs on how you are doing throughout the
month.....so make sure you update us on how it's progressing. I had fun
last January attempting this feat...and there wasn't even an Award to earn
back then!! It will be even more incentive now that there's a Fine Award to
Earn!!

Have Fun John.....

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


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300-in-30 Days Challenge: Day 1

John Cereghin <pastor@...>
 

A very good first day to get my 300 stations in 30 days. I logged 125
stations on the DT-200VX barefoot yesterday, including two new ones
for the UL log:

WSMS-1200 Graham NC #348
WMPM-1270 Smithfield NC at sign-off #349

WKTE-1090 in King NC made a nigh appearance last night, under WBAL as
usual. I heard them for the first time last week but they were in
better last night and I was able to get more program details this time.

WOAI-1200 in San Antonio was also in, but KOA-Denver was not. Neither
was KNX in Los Angeles. :(

John Cereghin
Smyrna DE


latest logs

Allen Willie
 

 
 Hi All
 
First of all , Welcome to John in Madison Wisconsin. Wishing you great Dxing success with that  E100
 
Developments here in the North  Atlantic  are making Ultralight DXing more interesting all the time . Local station CHVO on 560 khz in  Carbonear/Spaniards Bay has been silent the past couple nights.
 
They have moved to FM already so  not sure if they are officially gone from AM or not yet, but it has created an interesting spot on the dial for DXing.
 
With it silent , 550 up to 585 lends itself the opportunity to log new ones. Now maybe i'll have a shot to log once again  my very first long distance station back in 1968, KMON 560 khz Great Falls, Montana,but this time on an ultralight.!
 
Last night as follows:
 
555 khz - ZIZ  Radio, Basseterre Nevis St. Kitts   10/10/08  6:45 UTC w/ broadcast in Englsih with BBC World Service News  SRF-39FP barefoot *** NEW ONE ***
 
558 khz - RNE5 Radio Nacional Espana , Valencia Spain   10/10/08  1:26 UTC w/ spanish commentary, news by man ; RNE ID  SRF-M37V barefoot *** NEW ONE ***
 
 
73
Allen Willie
St. John's, Newfoundland
SRF-M37V / SRF-59 / SRF-39FP
 
 


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Re: New E100

robert ross
 

At 10:48 PM 10/9/2008, John - Madison, WI wrote:...................

Hello all:

I received a new Eton E100 this afternoon and had a little time to
give it a whirl this evening. I started with AM in the early 60's and
spent many years as a SWL. I have a ICOM R75, but now in a condo and
not doing well concerning a decent antenna. I happened to find out
about Ultralight DX which sounds exciting. I am not sure of the
protocol here, but here are my first five stations heard.
John - Madison, WI

John:

Welcome to the Ultralight Radio Group..and nice to have you aboard!!
Thanks for sharing your first 5 Loggings with your New E-100 Receiver! We
look forward to seeing many more Postings from you in the Future!! This ULR
Hobby is gonna grow on you John....and as it does I hope you have Lots of
FUN logging stations on your Tiny Pocket Radio Marvels!!

Great bunch of Guys here on the group.....I know you'll discover that on
your own in short notice!!

Nice to have you with us John.....

73...ROB.


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New E100

John <john445@...>
 

Hello all:

I received a new Eton E100 this afternoon and had a little time to
give it a whirl this evening. I started with AM in the early 60's and
spent many years as a SWL. I have a ICOM R75, but now in a condo and
not doing well concerning a decent antenna. I happened to find out
about Ultralight DX which sounds exciting. I am not sure of the
protocol here, but here are my first five stations heard.

720 khz - WGN Chicago, IL 10/9/08 1605 UTC Afternoon talk show, many
ID's. E100 barefoot (1)

890 khz - WLS Chicago, IL 10/9/08 1610 UTC Afternoon talk show, many
ID's E100. barefoot (2)

780 khz - WBBM Chicago, IL 10/9/08 1616 UTC Traffic and weather on the
8's, many ID's. E100 barefoot (3)

740 khz - CFZM Tronoto, ON 10/10/08 0111 UTC Zoomer Radio, mx,
"Memphis to Mobile", Best of the Best 740. E100 barefoot (4)

1650 khz - KCNZ Cedar Falls, IA 10/10/08 0142 UTC Fox Sport Radio,
during break mention of University of Northern Iowa. E100 barefoot (5)

John - Madison, WI


eton E100 new TP catches

Dennis Vroom <dennisvroom@...>
 

 
Greetings,
 
It was a good morning for the Eton E100.  Three
new TP's...

567     JAPAN, JOIK 1342 fair with man in Japanese.
639     CHINA, CRN1 1346 weak with man/woman in Chinese.
           //4460.  Used the 1 kc method 638 to pull this one in.
972     REPUBLIC OF KOREA, HLCA 1148 woman in Korean
           made it though a lot of splatter from 970 local KCMD.  Again
           the 1 kc up to 973 helped log this one.

Dennis,
Salmon Creek, WA
Eton E100 NW ewe and Palstar preamp/tuner


OT: suggestion on how to putt away you earphones

huelbe_garcia@fastimap.com <huelbe_garcia@...>
 

This article

http://lifehacker.com/364054/top-10-ways-to-get-cables-under-control

lists 10 tips for organizing cables. Tip #4 is a video with a suggestion
on how to coil your earphone cord over an MP3 player or - in our case -
ultralight receiver :)

--hg