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Latest DX - November 13th and 14th

Stephen H. Ponder <stephen_ponder@...>
 

Just two stations, both heard before, but offered to the group in case other group members need the information.
Both were heard using my Sangean DT-400W.

 590 XEFD MEXICO  Reynosa, Tamaulipas - 14 Nov 2010, 2030 UTC - Heard with
     good, clear ID, "X-E-F-D, La Mejor."  The announcer really trilled the
     final "r" of "Mejor!"  Pretty good copy even with co-channel KLBJ in
     Austin, Texas being so close.  (S. Ponder/TX))

1160 KRDY TX  San Antonio - 14 Nov 2010, 0530 UTC - Radio Disney outlet;
     after about 15 minutes of listening, finally head a "Radio Disney
     1160" ID, but no call letters.  Since this is the only Radio Disney
     outlet on 1160 kHz, pretty sure it's KRDY.  (S. Ponder/TX)

Hope to do more DX'ing as I can.

73 and Great DX'ing!


Stephen H. Ponder, N5WBI
Clear Lake City, TX

Home:  281-286-3440  Cell:  713-299-7241
E-Mail:  stephen_ponder@...



Re: Newfoundland Ultralight Trans-Atlantics Report Nov 12-13 Summary

MarkWA1ION
 

In the '70s/early '80s the Urumqi transmitter was on the unique channel of 1525 and it was logged several times in autumn around sunset in the Cape Cod and metro-Boston coastal areas. Since going to 1521 I think there was one tentative log at Chatham, MA but mostly the channel is owned by the Saudi, one of the strongest of all TA's. SER Spain is what is usually what's far off in the background.

Mark Connelly, WA1ION

--- In ultralightdx@..., Paul Logan <paulloganradio@...> wrote:

Hi Allen,

re your Russian language on 1521 I can tell you that the only thing I hear in RR on that frequency is China. Have you ever heard CRI before?

I will keep an eye open in the coming days to see if CRI is still on at that time. Reception can be patchy here sometimes it completely dominates the channel while others times its in the mix with England and Saudi.

regards

Paul Logan,

Lisnaskea, N. Ireland




--- On Sun, 14/11/10, vo1_001_swl <vo1_001_swl@...> wrote:

From: vo1_001_swl <vo1_001_swl@...>
Subject: [ultralightdx] Newfoundland Ultralight Trans-Atlantics Report Nov 12-13 Summary
To: ultralightdx@...
Date: Sunday, 14 November, 2010, 21:49







 









Hello Everyone,



Due to the windy and colder conditions today I was unable to complete all 3 DX sessions over the weekend as planned up at Ladie's Lookout near Signal Hill, Newfoundland. However, Friday and Saturday evening offered better weather conditions and 2 sessions were completed with the logs listed below.



Stations from Spain dominated the two day affair and 2 new stations were added to the Ultralight Log



Saturday's monitoring at 20:20 UT discovered a signal on 1521 khz under the Saudi station with a woman in Russian language. Not sure if this is Urumqi in China as no other details and the time seems a bit late for it.

Also an unidentified on 1296 khz at 19:52 UT with Drumbeat music and vocals, possibly Sudan, any ideas ?



621 khzâ€"CANARY ISLANDSâ€"Radio Nacional Tenerife 20:26 UT/13 man in Spanish (weak)

684 khzâ€"SPAIN-Radio Nacional Espana Sevilla 19:35 UT/12 woman in Spanish

693 khz-ENGLANDâ€"BBC Five Live 20:25UT/12 talk (Arabic underneath ?)

729 khzâ€"SPAIN-R. Nacional Oveido 20:25 UT/12 Spanish talk by man

756 khz â€"SPAIN-R. Euskadi,Bilbao 20:24UT/13 man in Basque language

774 khz-SPAIN-R.Nacional Valencia 20:26UT/12 man in Spanish

855 khz-SPAIN-R.Nacional Murcia 19:33UT/12 commentary in Spanish

864 khz-FRANCE-France Bleue,Paris 20:24/12 French talk & music

882khz-ENGLAND-BBC Wales Washford 20:27UT/12 talk

882khz-CANARY ISLANDS-COPE Tenerife 20:27UT/12 Spanish mixing with BBC

900khz-SPAIN-R. Popular de Bilbao,Bilbao 20:26UT/12 Spanish talk,music (weak)

909khz-ENGLAND-BBC Radio Five Live,Moorside Edge 20:23 UT/13 Twitter talk

954 khz-SPAIN-Onda Cero Radio,Madrid 20:28UT/12 Spanish commentary

963khz-PORTUGAL-R.Sim,Seixal 20:24UT/12 man in Portugeuse talk

981khz-PORTUGAL-R.Sim,Coimbra 19:32UT/12 pop songs,Portugeuse talk (**NEW)

999khz-SPAIN-COPE Madrid 19:45UT/12 Spanish talk (fair)

1008khz-CANARY ISLANDS-R. Punto Arucas 20:22UT/12 two men in Spanish

1017khz-SPAIN-R.Nacional 5,Burgos 20:21UT/12 two men talk Spanish

1026khz-SPAIN-SER Reus 20:21/12 woman in Spanish

1044khz-SPAIN-SER San Sebastian 20:28UT/13 Spanish talk (Strong)//1080 khz

1053khz-LIBYA-R. Jamahiriyah,Tripoli 20:20UT/12 Arabic talk (over England)

1062khz-ITALY-RAI1 Cagliari 20:24UT/12 Italian talk,pop music

1080khz-SPAIN-SER Huesca 20:20UT/12 Spanish talk (mixing with 2 listed on 1080

1080khz-SPAIN-Onda Cero Toledo 20:20UT/12 Spanish **NEW**

1080khz-IRAN-VOIRI Abadan 20:20UT/12 Persian music and talk

1089khz-ENGLAND-Talksport Radio 19:44UT/12 talk

1107khz-SPAIN-R Nacional 5 20:20UT/13 Spanish woman and man //1098

1116khz-SPAIN-SER Radio 20:18/13 woman describing sports event

1125khz-SPAIN-R.Nacional 5 19:42UT/12 man in Spanish (Strong)

1134khz-CROATIA-Hrvatske R. Zadar 19:52UT/12 man in Croatian (mixing with Spain)

1152khz-SPAIN-R.Nacional 5 20:25UT/12 Spanish talk by two men

1161khz-IRAN-VOIRI Abadan 20:20UT/12 Relaying Voice of Palestine

1179khz-SPAIN-SER Valencia 20:28UT/13 Spanish sports commentary

1251khz-LIBYA-Voice of Africa Tripoli 20:29UT/13 Arabic talk

1269khz-SPAIN-COPE Ciudad Real 20:10UT/13 Lively Spanish commentary

1287khz-SPAIN-SER 20:00UT/12 Spanish commentary

1296khz-Unidentified 19:52UT/13 African beat music and vocals(mx Spain) Sudan ?

1305khz-SPAIN-R.Nacional 5 19:30UT/12 woman with Spanish commentary

1314khz-SPAIN-R.Nacional 5 20:10UT/13 man in Spanish //1305

1323khz-GERMANY-Voice of Russia via Wachenbrunn 20:29UT/12 woman in French

1341khz-NORTHERN IRELAND-BBC Radio Ulster 19:51UT/12 talk (mx w/ Hungary)

1341khz-HUNGARY, Magyar R. Katolikas 19:52UT/12 religious program in Hungarian

1341khz-Unidentified 19:54UT/12 a fast paced talker non English noted here in addition to above 2 stations

1377khz-FRANCE-France Info 20:00UT/13 woman with news in French

1386khz-SPAIN-Euskadi Irratia Bilbao 19:50UT/12 pop songs,talk in Basque

1395khz-ALBANIA-Transworld Radio via Fllake 19:50UT/12 man in Hungarian (like a local)

1404khz-FRANCE-France Info Brest 20:09UT/13 French talk

1413khz-SPAIN-R. Nacional 5 20:06UT/12 man and woman Spanish commentary

1422khz-ALGERIA-R.Culture,Alger 19:48UT/12 two men in Arabic

1431khz-DJIBOUTI-R.Sawa Arta 20:02UT/12 Arabic pop songs

1440khz-LUXEMBOURG-China Radio Relay via Marnach 19:49UT/12 Chinese music

1449khz-LIBYA-Voice of the Great Homeland Misurata 20:06/12 Arabic news

1458khz-ALBANIA-China Radio Relay via Fllake 20:18UT/12 Chinese music

1476khz-SPAIN-Euskadi Irratia,Biribilondo 20:02UT/12 political talk by woman in Basque language

1485khz-SPAIN-SER Santander 19:47UT/12 two men in Spanish

1494khz-FRANCE-France Info Clermont 19:47UT/12 man in French news items

1503khz-SPAIN-R. Nacional 5 19:57UT/13 Spanish commentary (Strong)

1521khz-Unidentified 20:20 UT/12 Russian talk (only detail) Urumqi Relay CRI ?

1521khz-SAUDI ARABIA-BSKSA Duba 19:50UT/12 Arabic talk music

1530khz-VATICAN STATE â€" Vatican Radio 20:29 UT/13 Interval Signal

1530khz-SAO TOME â€" VOA Relay Pinheira 20:29 UT/13 drum music and vocals mix w/ Vatican

1548khz-KUWAIT-R.Sawa Kuwait City 19:38UT/12 Arabic music talk

1557khz-FRANCE-France Info,Nice 20:04UT/12 News in French

1575khz-ITALY-RAI1 Genova 19:46UT/12 woman in Italian commentary

1584khz-SPAIN-SER R. Orense 20:04UT/12 woman talking in Spanish

1593khz-KUWAIT-R. Free Iraq relayed 19:54UT/13 Arabic talk, music & singing

1602khz-SPAIN-Euskadi Irratia R Vittoria 20:12UT/12 Spanish talk(Strong) mx w/ another Spanish station



Receivers: SRF-M37V barefoot SRF-39FP barefoot



Good DX



Allen Willie



St. John's,Newfoundland


KTRB San Francisco

Mark Roberts
 

KTRB, 860 kHz, 50 kW, DA-N, which was moved to San Francisco from
Modesto, CA a few years ago, has temporarily ceased full-time
operations. Earlier this year, it moved its daytime site to use one of
the towers of KFAX. I noticed this afternoon at 5 pm, current local
sunset, that KTRB signed off and said it would resume in the morning
at 6:45.

A couple of months ago, the station went into receivership. The
"original" site, SE of Livermore, was so remote that electric power
could not be brought to the site. The station instead ran on
generators.

The FCC granted an STA to KTRB on October 15 allowing it to run at
reduced power at night. The station's CE explained to the FCC that the
original two generators had worn out. A rental generator had been
procured, but it could only run the transmitter at 20 kW.

While the FCC granted that STA, it now appears that the station ceased
nighttime operation altogether. There is another STA application,
dated November 3, not yet granted, with this explanation:

"The receiver of station KTRB is in the process of attempting to sell
the station or to find an acceptable time broker to provide
programming for the station. During such efforts, insufficient funds
are available to operate the station on an unlimited basis, as
authorized by the KTRB license. As a result, the receiver hereby
seeks authorization to cease night time operation on the station until
such time as a programmer or an agreement to purchase the station is
finalized. The station ceased operating during nighttime hours with
night time facility on October 15, 2010. The station signs off in the
evening and on in the morning at times consistent
with the average sunrise and sunset times established in its license.
The receiver intends to return the station to night time operation as
soon as programming arrangements can be effectuated. The receiver
calls to the FCC's intention [sic] that the station currently airs
certain football games. To the extent that such
games continue beyond the time that the station would ordinarily
switch to night time operation (and now sign off), the station will
switch to its night time operating parameters and continue to operate
until the end of the football broadcast and then cease operation for
the night."

While the STA has not been granted, clearly the station is (mostly)
not operating at night. The football games mentioned are Oakland
Raiders NFL games; there wasn't one this week.

It may be a DX opportunity if, in the apparent chaos, KTRB were to
happen to not go to its DA site at night, at least when there's a
Raiders game on.

It's hard to say when this situation will be cleared up....


Re: Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 11-14

pianoplayer88key
 

Hi... you had a much better session than me. I could hardly make out anything through much 50/00 desense, being only 1/3mi SE of 23kW 1300-KAZN and 50kW 1430-KMRB this AM. I started checking around 1420 (slept through my 1300 alarm) and gave up around 1500 or shortly thereafter.

I made recordings of a few frequencies, but am not ready to upload them yet. I thought I could hear traces of audio through the 41/00 on 1593, 45/00 on 1566 (but I suspect it was after HLAZ's antenna change), 50/00 on 1476 (to try to check for that unID), 50/00 on 1404, 50/00 on 1377, 49/00 on 1368 (with a 2k het), and 45/00 on 1242 (with 2k het), but the audio if any was buried deep in the desense, and I never could even tell what type of program was on.
I definitely did hear audio on 1161 reading 49/00, but had difficulty reading it, in part to being under the desense, and using 1kHz mode. That one probably could have been 1160-XEQIN.
Also I heard hets on 1458, 1359, 1341, 1269, and 1251. However, every several seconds or so they would step up or down anywhere from about 50 cents to a couple semitones approximately, so I wonder if they aren't true hets at all, but are related to the extreme desense from being so close to a local pest. In fact, 1430-KMRB was overloading the PL-380 to the point of audio distortion on the channel when the Select-A-Tenna was tuned there, and even without it, I was getting 50/00 desense from around 1220 (there was also the aforementioned 1300) to 1550 or so, possibly wider, and 49/00 (barefoot) from around 970 to 1710, also contributed to by 50kW IBOC 1110-KDIS about 4 1/2 mi away.

I wonder if I should have checked the low end of the band instead? Or are there any tips for getting TPs through all the clutter in L.A. when I visit my grandma (who lives near the aforementioned pests)? It does seem the 50kW 1/3 mi to the northwest is making TP DX a bit difficult.

--- In ultralightdx@..., D1028Gary@... wrote:

Hello All,

Asian TP signals dropped off significantly here this morning
(compared to yesterday), in agreement with the lackluster results reported by
Richard and Nigel. Here on the west coast a few "big gun" TP's managed fair to
good audio, however, as it was "survival of the fittest" in a typically
mediocre late-season session.
"Big gun" signals on 594, 648, 657, 747, 774, 828, 972 and 1134 were
up and down in strength from 1400-1515, but "sunrise enhancement" didn't
really enhance anything. The second-tier TP's tended to stay down in the
noise, and Asian propagation wrapped up early around 1515 this morning.
657-Pyongyang's infamous transmitter continues to muffle the high audio
frequencies, thankfully silencing most of the loud Korean tirades and 1948-vintage
music. Unfortunately the same noxious NK programming has now shown up on
648-VOR's Korean program (after 1500) for two days in a row, providing DXers
the dubious chance to hear the rude shouting and obsolete music in rare high
fidelity.

The following were heard on a C.Crane SWP Slider model (7.5"
loopstick) inductively coupled to a 9' sided PVC-frame tuned passive loop (in the
rainy back yard). A modified ICF-2010 (30" loopstick) was used as an SSB
spotting receiver:

558 HLQH Daegu, S. Korea (presumed) Fair music at 1422,
but no 603 // available for identity check
594 JOAK Tokyo, Japan Good Japanese interview program
at 1455 _http://www.mediafire.com/?1dxo2xzllewvii5_
(http://www.mediafire.com/?1dxo2xzllewvii5)
648 VOR Razdolnoye, Russia The OM and YL "tirade twins"
from 657-NK back after 1500 for the Korean program
657 Pyongyang BS, North Korea Good strength, but rickety
transmitter cutting off the high audio frequencies during
the obsolete music at 1451
_http://www.mediafire.com/?4vrla39xyac2t09_ (http://www.mediafire.com/?4vrla39xyac2t09)
738 BEL2 Penghu, Taiwan Poor-fair Chinese talk at 1445
747 JOIB Sapporo, Japan Good Basic English lessons 1430
774 JOUB Akita, Japan Fair English lessons in KTTH splatter
828 JOBB Osaka, Japan Good Basic English lessons at
1443 _http://www.mediafire.com/?8c4i9xd8wgzki4l_
(http://www.mediafire.com/?8c4i9xd8wgzki4l)
936 Anhui, China (presumed) Threshold music at 1338
972 HLCA Very good (in splatter) with interval music and
YL Korean speech at 1505
_http://www.mediafire.com/?36z15jvag6ncdb6_ (http://www.mediafire.com/?36z15jvag6ncdb6)
1134 KBS3 Hwaseong, S. Korea Good Korean speech in
splatter around 1428
1566 HLAZ Jeju, S. Korea Good Japanese religious program
at 1340 (before antenna change)

73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock


Filling in the log-FARMERIK

Rik
 

Lots of AM signals tonight, so I am filling in holes in my log here in North East Connecticut.-

CIHI 1260 Fredericton, NB 10KW with NW/SE pattern, [I am SW]
C&W music they call 'Country Rock' Mention of [FM] CKHJ, also in same city. Radio Disney station fades in and out in the back round. I've had this before and only heard the shortened KHJ ID for the FM side.

WDGJ 'Talk 1300' Rensselaer, NY [Albany area] 10KW/8KW directional NW,[ I am SE] TOH says NEWS TALK RADIO but sports were the topic.

WDER 1320 Derry New Hampshire which in SE corner of state. 10KW/1KW Christian programs, Chuck Christmier [?sp] host talking.

WXBR 1460 Brockton MA.[South of Boston, East of Rhode Island] 5KW/1KW with directional antenna East [I am West]
Oldies show ' Backseat Memories' with Dennis D.

WDCD 1540 Albany , NY 50KW Christian programs, SW Bible Church ? Noah Hutchings ministry. Ad for Unshackled program.

A good night. These stations are all in the mud. - FARMERIK


New UL Log- WKFB 770

John Cereghin <jcereghin@...>
 

Got another of my UL target stations tonight on the PL-310 barefoot:

770 WKFB Jeannette PA at 1700, sounded like sign-off announcements,
IDs as "770 KFB", sounded like an oldies-type program, gave a mailing
address for "Lincoln Highway". WABC nulled.

Relog but new for the UL log- UL station #742.

--
John Cereghin WDX3IAO  KB3LYP
Smyrna, Delaware
My radio page www.pilgrimway.org/dx
The Ultralight Scoreboard  www.pilgrimway.org/ulradio


Re: Newfoundland Ultralight Trans-Atlantics Report Nov 12-13 Summary

Paul Logan
 

Hi Allen,

re your Russian language on 1521 I can tell you that the only thing I hear in RR on that frequency is China. Have you ever heard CRI before?

I will keep an eye open in the coming days to see if CRI is still on at that time. Reception can be patchy here sometimes it completely dominates the channel while others times its in the mix with England and Saudi.

regards

Paul Logan,
Lisnaskea, N. Ireland


--- On Sun, 14/11/10, vo1_001_swl wrote:

From: vo1_001_swl
Subject: [ultralightdx] Newfoundland Ultralight Trans-Atlantics Report Nov 12-13 Summary
To: ultralightdx@...
Date: Sunday, 14 November, 2010, 21:49

 

Hello Everyone,

Due to the windy and colder conditions today I was unable to complete all 3 DX sessions over the weekend as planned up at Ladie's Lookout near Signal Hill, Newfoundland. However, Friday and Saturday evening offered better weather conditions and 2 sessions were completed with the logs listed below.

Stations from Spain dominated the two day affair and 2 new stations were added to the Ultralight Log

Saturday's monitoring at 20:20 UT discovered a signal on 1521 khz under the Saudi station with a woman in Russian language. Not sure if this is Urumqi in China as no other details and the time seems a bit late for it.
Also an unidentified on 1296 khz at 19:52 UT with Drumbeat music and vocals, possibly Sudan, any ideas ?

621 khz–CANARY ISLANDS–Radio Nacional Tenerife 20:26 UT/13 man in Spanish (weak)
684 khz–SPAIN-Radio Nacional Espana Sevilla 19:35 UT/12 woman in Spanish
693 khz-ENGLAND–BBC Five Live 20:25UT/12 talk (Arabic underneath ?)
729 khz–SPAIN-R. Nacional Oveido 20:25 UT/12 Spanish talk by man
756 khz –SPAIN-R. Euskadi,Bilbao 20:24UT/13 man in Basque language
774 khz-SPAIN-R.Nacional Valencia 20:26UT/12 man in Spanish
855 khz-SPAIN-R.Nacional Murcia 19:33UT/12 commentary in Spanish
864 khz-FRANCE-France Bleue,Paris 20:24/12 French talk & music
882khz-ENGLAND-BBC Wales Washford 20:27UT/12 talk
882khz-CANARY ISLANDS-COPE Tenerife 20:27UT/12 Spanish mixing with BBC
900khz-SPAIN-R. Popular de Bilbao,Bilbao 20:26UT/12 Spanish talk,music (weak)
909khz-ENGLAND-BBC Radio Five Live,Moorside Edge 20:23 UT/13 Twitter talk
954 khz-SPAIN-Onda Cero Radio,Madrid 20:28UT/12 Spanish commentary
963khz-PORTUGAL-R.Sim,Seixal 20:24UT/12 man in Portugeuse talk
981khz-PORTUGAL-R.Sim,Coimbra 19:32UT/12 pop songs,Portugeuse talk (**NEW)
999khz-SPAIN-COPE Madrid 19:45UT/12 Spanish talk (fair)
1008khz-CANARY ISLANDS-R. Punto Arucas 20:22UT/12 two men in Spanish
1017khz-SPAIN-R.Nacional 5,Burgos 20:21UT/12 two men talk Spanish
1026khz-SPAIN-SER Reus 20:21/12 woman in Spanish
1044khz-SPAIN-SER San Sebastian 20:28UT/13 Spanish talk (Strong)//1080 khz
1053khz-LIBYA-R. Jamahiriyah,Tripoli 20:20UT/12 Arabic talk (over England)
1062khz-ITALY-RAI1 Cagliari 20:24UT/12 Italian talk,pop music
1080khz-SPAIN-SER Huesca 20:20UT/12 Spanish talk (mixing with 2 listed on 1080
1080khz-SPAIN-Onda Cero Toledo 20:20UT/12 Spanish **NEW**
1080khz-IRAN-VOIRI Abadan 20:20UT/12 Persian music and talk
1089khz-ENGLAND-Talksport Radio 19:44UT/12 talk
1107khz-SPAIN-R Nacional 5 20:20UT/13 Spanish woman and man //1098
1116khz-SPAIN-SER Radio 20:18/13 woman describing sports event
1125khz-SPAIN-R.Nacional 5 19:42UT/12 man in Spanish (Strong)
1134khz-CROATIA-Hrvatske R. Zadar 19:52UT/12 man in Croatian (mixing with Spain)
1152khz-SPAIN-R.Nacional 5 20:25UT/12 Spanish talk by two men
1161khz-IRAN-VOIRI Abadan 20:20UT/12 Relaying Voice of Palestine
1179khz-SPAIN-SER Valencia 20:28UT/13 Spanish sports commentary
1251khz-LIBYA-Voice of Africa Tripoli 20:29UT/13 Arabic talk
1269khz-SPAIN-COPE Ciudad Real 20:10UT/13 Lively Spanish commentary
1287khz-SPAIN-SER 20:00UT/12 Spanish commentary
1296khz-Unidentified 19:52UT/13 African beat music and vocals(mx Spain) Sudan ?
1305khz-SPAIN-R.Nacional 5 19:30UT/12 woman with Spanish commentary
1314khz-SPAIN-R.Nacional 5 20:10UT/13 man in Spanish //1305
1323khz-GERMANY-Voice of Russia via Wachenbrunn 20:29UT/12 woman in French
1341khz-NORTHERN IRELAND-BBC Radio Ulster 19:51UT/12 talk (mx w/ Hungary)
1341khz-HUNGARY, Magyar R. Katolikas 19:52UT/12 religious program in Hungarian
1341khz-Unidentified 19:54UT/12 a fast paced talker non English noted here in addition to above 2 stations
1377khz-FRANCE-France Info 20:00UT/13 woman with news in French
1386khz-SPAIN-Euskadi Irratia Bilbao 19:50UT/12 pop songs,talk in Basque
1395khz-ALBANIA-Transworld Radio via Fllake 19:50UT/12 man in Hungarian (like a local)
1404khz-FRANCE-France Info Brest 20:09UT/13 French talk
1413khz-SPAIN-R. Nacional 5 20:06UT/12 man and woman Spanish commentary
1422khz-ALGERIA-R.Culture,Alger 19:48UT/12 two men in Arabic
1431khz-DJIBOUTI-R.Sawa Arta 20:02UT/12 Arabic pop songs
1440khz-LUXEMBOURG-China Radio Relay via Marnach 19:49UT/12 Chinese music
1449khz-LIBYA-Voice of the Great Homeland Misurata 20:06/12 Arabic news
1458khz-ALBANIA-China Radio Relay via Fllake 20:18UT/12 Chinese music
1476khz-SPAIN-Euskadi Irratia,Biribilondo 20:02UT/12 political talk by woman in Basque language
1485khz-SPAIN-SER Santander 19:47UT/12 two men in Spanish
1494khz-FRANCE-France Info Clermont 19:47UT/12 man in French news items
1503khz-SPAIN-R. Nacional 5 19:57UT/13 Spanish commentary (Strong)
1521khz-Unidentified 20:20 UT/12 Russian talk (only detail) Urumqi Relay CRI ?
1521khz-SAUDI ARABIA-BSKSA Duba 19:50UT/12 Arabic talk music
1530khz-VATICAN STATE – Vatican Radio 20:29 UT/13 Interval Signal
1530khz-SAO TOME – VOA Relay Pinheira 20:29 UT/13 drum music and vocals mix w/ Vatican
1548khz-KUWAIT-R.Sawa Kuwait City 19:38UT/12 Arabic music talk
1557khz-FRANCE-France Info,Nice 20:04UT/12 News in French
1575khz-ITALY-RAI1 Genova 19:46UT/12 woman in Italian commentary
1584khz-SPAIN-SER R. Orense 20:04UT/12 woman talking in Spanish
1593khz-KUWAIT-R. Free Iraq relayed 19:54UT/13 Arabic talk, music & singing
1602khz-SPAIN-Euskadi Irratia R Vittoria 20:12UT/12 Spanish talk(Strong) mx w/ another Spanish station

Receivers: SRF-M37V barefoot SRF-39FP barefoot

Good DX

Allen Willie

St. John's,Newfoundland



Re: Is there an #ultralightdx IRC channel? #ultralightdx

Alex
 

BTW, there is a Ultralight AM DX tweeter sight already, it's ULRAMDXNN@.... It's the ULR AM DX Notification Network.

Alex N8UCN/KOH8IG/ SWLR-RN037

"The ear of the Cinn-Day corridor!!"

Follow on ULRAMDXNN@...

--- In ultralightdx@..., "cdhascall@..." <cdhascall@...> wrote:


With smartphones becoming more mainstream, it sounds like Twitter might be the best option to connect, especially with short messages (i.e. "Wxxx on late," or "TA's in the Pacific NW right now").


73,
Dave in Indy


Newfoundland Ultralight Trans-Atlantics Report Nov 12-13 Summary

Allen Willie
 

Hello Everyone,

Due to the windy and colder conditions today I was unable to complete all 3 DX sessions over the weekend as planned up at Ladie's Lookout near Signal Hill, Newfoundland. However, Friday and Saturday evening offered better weather conditions and 2 sessions were completed with the logs listed below.

Stations from Spain dominated the two day affair and 2 new stations were added to the Ultralight Log

Saturday's monitoring at 20:20 UT discovered a signal on 1521 khz under the Saudi station with a woman in Russian language. Not sure if this is Urumqi in China as no other details and the time seems a bit late for it.
Also an unidentified on 1296 khz at 19:52 UT with Drumbeat music and vocals, possibly Sudan, any ideas ?

621 khz–CANARY ISLANDS–Radio Nacional Tenerife 20:26 UT/13 man in Spanish (weak)
684 khz–SPAIN-Radio Nacional Espana Sevilla 19:35 UT/12 woman in Spanish
693 khz-ENGLAND–BBC Five Live 20:25UT/12 talk (Arabic underneath ?)
729 khz–SPAIN-R. Nacional Oveido 20:25 UT/12 Spanish talk by man
756 khz –SPAIN-R. Euskadi,Bilbao 20:24UT/13 man in Basque language
774 khz-SPAIN-R.Nacional Valencia 20:26UT/12 man in Spanish
855 khz-SPAIN-R.Nacional Murcia 19:33UT/12 commentary in Spanish
864 khz-FRANCE-France Bleue,Paris 20:24/12 French talk & music
882khz-ENGLAND-BBC Wales Washford 20:27UT/12 talk
882khz-CANARY ISLANDS-COPE Tenerife 20:27UT/12 Spanish mixing with BBC
900khz-SPAIN-R. Popular de Bilbao,Bilbao 20:26UT/12 Spanish talk,music (weak)
909khz-ENGLAND-BBC Radio Five Live,Moorside Edge 20:23 UT/13 Twitter talk
954 khz-SPAIN-Onda Cero Radio,Madrid 20:28UT/12 Spanish commentary
963khz-PORTUGAL-R.Sim,Seixal 20:24UT/12 man in Portugeuse talk
981khz-PORTUGAL-R.Sim,Coimbra 19:32UT/12 pop songs,Portugeuse talk (**NEW)
999khz-SPAIN-COPE Madrid 19:45UT/12 Spanish talk (fair)
1008khz-CANARY ISLANDS-R. Punto Arucas 20:22UT/12 two men in Spanish
1017khz-SPAIN-R.Nacional 5,Burgos 20:21UT/12 two men talk Spanish
1026khz-SPAIN-SER Reus 20:21/12 woman in Spanish
1044khz-SPAIN-SER San Sebastian 20:28UT/13 Spanish talk (Strong)//1080 khz
1053khz-LIBYA-R. Jamahiriyah,Tripoli 20:20UT/12 Arabic talk (over England)
1062khz-ITALY-RAI1 Cagliari 20:24UT/12 Italian talk,pop music
1080khz-SPAIN-SER Huesca 20:20UT/12 Spanish talk (mixing with 2 listed on 1080
1080khz-SPAIN-Onda Cero Toledo 20:20UT/12 Spanish **NEW**
1080khz-IRAN-VOIRI Abadan 20:20UT/12 Persian music and talk
1089khz-ENGLAND-Talksport Radio 19:44UT/12 talk
1107khz-SPAIN-R Nacional 5 20:20UT/13 Spanish woman and man //1098
1116khz-SPAIN-SER Radio 20:18/13 woman describing sports event
1125khz-SPAIN-R.Nacional 5 19:42UT/12 man in Spanish (Strong)
1134khz-CROATIA-Hrvatske R. Zadar 19:52UT/12 man in Croatian (mixing with Spain)
1152khz-SPAIN-R.Nacional 5 20:25UT/12 Spanish talk by two men
1161khz-IRAN-VOIRI Abadan 20:20UT/12 Relaying Voice of Palestine
1179khz-SPAIN-SER Valencia 20:28UT/13 Spanish sports commentary
1251khz-LIBYA-Voice of Africa Tripoli 20:29UT/13 Arabic talk
1269khz-SPAIN-COPE Ciudad Real 20:10UT/13 Lively Spanish commentary
1287khz-SPAIN-SER 20:00UT/12 Spanish commentary
1296khz-Unidentified 19:52UT/13 African beat music and vocals(mx Spain) Sudan ?
1305khz-SPAIN-R.Nacional 5 19:30UT/12 woman with Spanish commentary
1314khz-SPAIN-R.Nacional 5 20:10UT/13 man in Spanish //1305
1323khz-GERMANY-Voice of Russia via Wachenbrunn 20:29UT/12 woman in French
1341khz-NORTHERN IRELAND-BBC Radio Ulster 19:51UT/12 talk (mx w/ Hungary)
1341khz-HUNGARY, Magyar R. Katolikas 19:52UT/12 religious program in Hungarian
1341khz-Unidentified 19:54UT/12 a fast paced talker non English noted here in addition to above 2 stations
1377khz-FRANCE-France Info 20:00UT/13 woman with news in French
1386khz-SPAIN-Euskadi Irratia Bilbao 19:50UT/12 pop songs,talk in Basque
1395khz-ALBANIA-Transworld Radio via Fllake 19:50UT/12 man in Hungarian (like a local)
1404khz-FRANCE-France Info Brest 20:09UT/13 French talk
1413khz-SPAIN-R. Nacional 5 20:06UT/12 man and woman Spanish commentary
1422khz-ALGERIA-R.Culture,Alger 19:48UT/12 two men in Arabic
1431khz-DJIBOUTI-R.Sawa Arta 20:02UT/12 Arabic pop songs
1440khz-LUXEMBOURG-China Radio Relay via Marnach 19:49UT/12 Chinese music
1449khz-LIBYA-Voice of the Great Homeland Misurata 20:06/12 Arabic news
1458khz-ALBANIA-China Radio Relay via Fllake 20:18UT/12 Chinese music
1476khz-SPAIN-Euskadi Irratia,Biribilondo 20:02UT/12 political talk by woman in Basque language
1485khz-SPAIN-SER Santander 19:47UT/12 two men in Spanish
1494khz-FRANCE-France Info Clermont 19:47UT/12 man in French news items
1503khz-SPAIN-R. Nacional 5 19:57UT/13 Spanish commentary (Strong)
1521khz-Unidentified 20:20 UT/12 Russian talk (only detail) Urumqi Relay CRI ?
1521khz-SAUDI ARABIA-BSKSA Duba 19:50UT/12 Arabic talk music
1530khz-VATICAN STATE – Vatican Radio 20:29 UT/13 Interval Signal
1530khz-SAO TOME – VOA Relay Pinheira 20:29 UT/13 drum music and vocals mix w/ Vatican
1548khz-KUWAIT-R.Sawa Kuwait City 19:38UT/12 Arabic music talk
1557khz-FRANCE-France Info,Nice 20:04UT/12 News in French
1575khz-ITALY-RAI1 Genova 19:46UT/12 woman in Italian commentary
1584khz-SPAIN-SER R. Orense 20:04UT/12 woman talking in Spanish
1593khz-KUWAIT-R. Free Iraq relayed 19:54UT/13 Arabic talk, music & singing
1602khz-SPAIN-Euskadi Irratia R Vittoria 20:12UT/12 Spanish talk(Strong) mx w/ another Spanish station



Receivers: SRF-M37V barefoot SRF-39FP barefoot



Good DX

Allen Willie

St. John's,Newfoundland


Re: Tecsun PL-660 not for me. - UK Dave

Michael Evans - Mike MBR <michaelrae65@...>
 

Great Too hear from you Dave, can't say a personal here, but yes RDS is important to us both I know, thing is and this is not meant as a downer most groups are US bound, so think wide guys regarding these NEW radios, we DX all bands and do not need bits missing.
Mike Uk.


Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 11-14

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
     Asian TP signals dropped off significantly here this morning (compared to yesterday), in agreement with the lackluster results reported by Richard and Nigel. Here on the west coast a few "big gun" TP's managed fair to good audio, however, as it was "survival of the fittest" in a typically mediocre late-season session.
     "Big gun" signals on 594, 648, 657, 747, 774, 828, 972 and 1134 were up and down in strength from 1400-1515, but "sunrise enhancement" didn't really enhance anything. The second-tier TP's tended to stay down in the noise, and Asian propagation wrapped up early around 1515 this morning. 657-Pyongyang's infamous transmitter continues to muffle the high audio frequencies, thankfully silencing most of the loud Korean tirades and 1948-vintage music. Unfortunately the same noxious NK programming has now shown up on 648-VOR's Korean program (after 1500) for two days in a row, providing DXers the dubious chance to hear the rude shouting and obsolete music in rare high fidelity.
 
     The following were heard on a C.Crane SWP Slider model (7.5" loopstick) inductively coupled to a 9' sided PVC-frame tuned passive loop (in the rainy back yard). A modified ICF-2010 (30" loopstick) was used as an SSB spotting receiver:
 
558  HLQH  Daegu, S. Korea  (presumed)  Fair music at 1422, 
           but no 603 // available for identity check
594  JOAK  Tokyo, Japan  Good Japanese interview program 
           at 1455  http://www.mediafire.com/?1dxo2xzllewvii5  
648  VOR Razdolnoye, Russia  The OM and YL "tirade twins"
           from 657-NK back after 1500 for the Korean program
657  Pyongyang BS, North Korea  Good strength, but rickety
           transmitter cutting off the high audio frequencies during
           the obsolete music at 1451  http://www.mediafire.com/?4vrla39xyac2t09
738  BEL2  Penghu, Taiwan  Poor-fair Chinese talk at 1445
747  JOIB  Sapporo, Japan  Good Basic English lessons 1430
774  JOUB  Akita, Japan  Fair English lessons in KTTH splatter
828  JOBB  Osaka, Japan  Good Basic English lessons at
936  Anhui, China (presumed)  Threshold music at 1338
972  HLCA  Very good (in splatter) with interval music and
          YL Korean speech at 1505   http://www.mediafire.com/?36z15jvag6ncdb6
1134  KBS3  Hwaseong, S. Korea  Good Korean speech in
           splatter around 1428
1566  HLAZ  Jeju, S. Korea  Good Japanese religious program
          at 1340 (before antenna change)
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock
 
          
          


KDIS

David Alpert
 

As Stephen noted a couple days ago, KDIS-1110 was off the air for a few hours Friday. I've received this email from the station's CE:

"I had the station off from 1030pm to 300am Thu night/Fri morning. We are installing a much-needed 2nd harmonic/notch filter to keep KTNQ 1020 out of our transmitters and spewing out a mix on 1200kc. This has always been there, but it took my expertise in Spanish to identify exactly WHO it was. (My predecessors seemed to think it was a "distant Mexican station on 1200kHz that was mixing with our 2nd harmonic frequency. I guess they forgot 1200 is a clear channel for WOAI/San Antonio and it's unlikely anyone should be on that frequency out of Mexico, or most anywhere else for that matter!) We will have some more down time next week, but I'm at the mercy of our consultants' schedule. As soon as I know something I'll let you know!


Re: Is there an #ultralightdx IRC channel? #ultralightdx

cdhascall@att.net <cdhascall@...>
 

With smartphones becoming more mainstream, it sounds like Twitter might be the best option to connect, especially with short messages (i.e. "Wxxx on late," or "TA's in the Pacific NW right now").


73,
Dave in Indy

--- In ultralightdx@..., "gerfmon" <gerfmon@...> wrote:



Hi Stephen, it seems as though chatrooms have lost the popularity they held a few years ago. I use to own and moderate a chatroom for a different hobby. Use to have some good crowds (10-15 people) and some good times chatting. But the users slowly lost interest and dwindled away. The room sits empty now, don't think anyone has been there in the last year.

I'm still in contact with some of the friends I made there via AIM, but nobody seems to be interested in a group chat.

Now I wouldn't mind joining an Ultralightdx chat as you suggest, but I'd prefer it not be policed as tight as you suggest. Sure, we don't want it taken over by people using $100,000 radio systems and antennas, but I wouldn't want to be "kicked" just because I want to discuss my PL-390 or mention what I heard on my Ebay $75 beat to heck Sony 2010. :)

73,
Jerry, KD0GS
Longmont, CO

--- In ultralightdx@..., "Stephen" <pianoplayer88key@> wrote:

Hi all....

Is there one that regularly features members here? I've lurked some in #mwdx, and am thinking I'd prefer to IRC with DXers that are,

So where's the #ultralightdx channel? It's not on StarChat where #mwdx is - I tried joining it and ended up creating it temporarily, and I'm not up to operating a channel. I just would prefer to chat with DXers more my size - ones that use equipment that doesn't have SSB, the radio including external physically connected components is under 20 cubic inches (an inductively coupled antenna wouldn't count toward the limit, but a slider loopstick would), and the radio, including modifications and external antennas, cost no more than $100 total. ;) Of course I know there's this group, but it's not exactly real time.


Re: Tecsun PL-660 not for me.

dave_m1ctk
 

Yes MIke OIRT with RDS also would be the icing on the cake I agree !


On 14 November 2010 14:41, Michael Evans - Mike MBR <michaelrae65@...> wrote:
 

There are two reason why I would not buy the new Tecsun PL-660 for one it has not got the OIRT band 63-74 MHz plus no RDS on VHF FM 87.50-108 MHz so no PI codes to identify that weak station.
Some may say, buy it for BCB MW only, and I say, sure go ahead if you want to waste £43.00 {$s !!} to my mind it's a incomplete radio,
as is on others coverage wise, and why do I need the OIRT band, well the former USSR is still on this band and I do get them well during a "Lift" Mike - UK.



Tecsun PL-660 not for me.

Michael Evans - Mike MBR <michaelrae65@...>
 

There are two reason why I would not buy the new Tecsun PL-660 for one it has not got the OIRT band 63-74 MHz plus no RDS on VHF FM 87.50-108 MHz so no PI codes to identify that weak station.
Some may say, buy it for BCB MW only, and I say, sure go ahead if you want to waste £43.00 {$s !!} to my mind it's a incomplete radio,
as is on others coverage wise, and why do I need the OIRT band, well the former USSR is still on this band and I do get them well during a "Lift" Mike - UK.


Newfoundland Ultralight Domestics Report Nov 13-14

Allen Willie
 

Hello To All,

An interesting Saturday evening to say the least, with the likes of certain stations audible throughout the early evening which are normally early morning visitors, one could feel "something in or rather on the air" was about to occur.
First sign of this was WYLL in Chicago and also CKPC in Brantford,Ontario in for most of the listening event, normally as mentioned, early morning arrivals.

Things heated up DX wise when it was discovered KWKH in Shreveport,Louisiana was audible and even at times dominating over the well heard WBBR.

Also in the mix of what could be deemed a rare DX gathering here in the North Atlantic, was the logging of WHBY 1150 in Kimberley,Wisconsin, not often heard here.

The peak of the evening was hearing KNX in Los Angeles on 1070 once again with decent audio all by itself for the most part. It too has only been logged by yours truly at this location a few times.

700 – WLW-Cincinnati, Oh 4:37UT/14 Talk show,biological talk
1070 – KNX-Los Angeles,Cal 4:04UT/14 CBS News,Weather,Traffic,mention of Santa Monica 58 Degrees , KNX ID
1100-WTAM-Cleveland,OH 00:28UT/14 Ice Cream Ad,Legal ID
1130-KWKH-Shreveport,Louisiana 00:38 – 2:11 UT at least /14 play by play of LSU Football game,country music after (Streaming//) and tips from other DXer's Thanks !!
***NEW ONE***
1150-WHBY-Kimberley,Wisc 00:30 UT/14 "For Breaking News 1150 WHBY" ID
1160-WYLL-Chicago,Illinois 23:50 UT/14 Legal ID, promos
1380-CKPC-Brantford,Ont 00:23 UT/14 Kenny Rogers-The Gambler, 1380 News Country CKPC ID (signal was in for most of the evening)

Receiver: SRF-M37V barefoot

Good DX
Allen Willie
St. John's,Newfoundland


Re: KNX 1070 Los Angeles

kevin asato <kc6pob@...>
 

take it please! it's invading my telephone line!

I am about 3.5 air miles from the KNX antenna farm and it gets into everything. Used to swamp an entire broadcast studio at my high school which is about half a mile from the towers. Being so close to the ocean here does not help as the salt air corrodes connections so that telephone lines and speaker leads become crystal radios.

73,
kevin
kc6pob


--- On Sat, 11/13/10, Allen Willie wrote:

From: Allen Willie
Subject: [ultralightdx] KNX 1070 Los Angeles
To: ultralightdx@...
Date: Saturday, November 13, 2010, 8:17 PM

 

Anyone needing KNX 1070 in Los Angeles, it's in off and on again here tonight in St. John's,Newfoundland
 
 
Regards
 
Allen Willie



Re: KWKH 1130 heard in Newfoundland

gmosherat
 

Yup, It's readable here in Rochester, NY, country music, commercials, and finally a station ID at 12:48AM, all under WBBR. A new logging for me to on the Tecsun PL310. Inductivly connected to a 60 foot Long wire antenna.

Thanks for the tip.

Gregory Mosher


Re: recordings of KNX 1070

pianoplayer88key
 

Hehe I figured it wasn't quite as strong. ;) I have yet to log 590-VOCM at home, and being 7.7 miles east of 5kW IBOC 600-KOGO makes it even more difficult. Maybe the new PL-606 can do it, or would a 9' PVC loop have the selectivity to notch out KOGO and its IBOC, yet be able to tune to, say, 591 or 592 and hear VOCM in 1 kHz or 2 kHz mode on the PL-380 (or PL-606)?

Also, IIRC, one of those recordings has the KNX traffic sounder in it, which I think could be used as an aid in identification for DX reception. (Don't know that my near-S7 signal in the middle of the day would qualify as "DX":).)

--- In ultralightdx@..., Allen Willie <vo1_001_swl@...> wrote:

RE: How's the signal?  Is it moderately strong like this?  Or is it only a
fairly good signal like this one?  BTW that's how strong KNX is received during
the day on my PL-380 at home from 111 miles away.  First recording is outside
with a Select-A-Tenna, second recording is in the house barefoot.


Hi Stephen,

The KNX signal when in,  was all by itself alone on the frequency but when the
fading started , it mixed with another station. The signal itself was very
readable but definitely didn't have the punch and volume obviously compared
to your recordings. The station's distance from us is 3450 miles or 5,556
kilometers


Good Dx
Allen Willie
St. John's, Newfoundland


Re: recordings of KNX 1070

Allen Willie
 

RE: How's the signal?  Is it moderately strong like this?  Or is it only a fairly good signal like this one?  BTW that's how strong KNX is received during the day on my PL-380 at home from 111 miles away.  First recording is outside with a Select-A-Tenna, second recording is in the house barefoot.
 
Hi Stephen,
 
The KNX signal when in,  was all by itself alone on the frequency but when the fading started , it mixed with another station. The signal itself was very readable but definitely didn't have the punch and volume obviously compared to your recordings. The station's distance from us is 3450 miles or 5,556 kilometers
 
 
Good Dx
Allen Willie
St. John's, Newfoundland