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Re: Looking to the South This Morning

Stephen H. Ponder <stephen_ponder@...>
 

Greetings, Kirk!
 
Thanks again for the XE target stations!
 
I've heard another station under XEACH before - maybe it was XEQRV!  Definitely warrants
another listen!
 
> 770, XEQRV, Veracruz, 1040 UTC, 11/26/10, At first this one was barely audible under the usually
> dominant XEACH. Surprisingly their sig got stronger and stronger until they were right up there
> w/ XEACH! Played pops and R&R mx, most of which was in SS although several tunes had EE lyrics.
> Finally hrd what sounded like a lcl ad ment'g Veracruz. I found them // their online stream via Fred
> Cantu's excellent website: http://www.mexicoradiotv.com/ If you've never visited the site, I highly
> recommend it. Fred has done an excellent job of compiling Mexican websites, many of which do
> have streaming audio available. Anyway, this sta was definitely // with the usual 15-20 seconds delay.
> No real ID was copied I'm sorry to say.
 
I concur with your evaluation of Fred Cantu's website!  It's excellent!  He has a frequency list,
too - http://mexicoradiotv.com/frec_am.htm   I've printed that list out so I can keep it, along
with the IRCA Mexican Log, next to my radios.
 
As for XEO, if local pest KPRC "Radio MoJo" has their IBOC on, they usually wipe out
930-970 kHz here at my QTH.  I can occasionally get good nulls using my DT-400W on those
frequencies, but it's difficult.  I'll try to see if I can snag XEO, too.
 
> 970, XEO, Matamoros, TM, 1117-1200+ UTC, 11/26/10, Super weak sig hrd at first, but their sig very
> rapidly grew to an almost 90% copiable lvl within just a few minutes! Played a neat song w/ Andino
> flavor using pan flutes, etc. Many "Radio Gallito" IDs hrd throughout reception. Almost all M ancr
> tlk and ads after 1140 UTC. Featured a rel pgm called "La Voz de la Maestro" (The Voice of the Master)
> @ 1150. Rooster sfx 1202 followed by a full ID w/ XEO call letters. XE NA at 1203 UTC. I've tried to
> hear this one many times but nary a peep from them in OK til this AM. They were actually tough to
> hear even in the Houston area. OH, this one was also found with streaming audio on Fred's website
> as well. ULR Sta #711, LAm #130.

Thought I'd get a lot of time to DX over the Thanksgiving holiday week, but it just didn't happen.
Maybe I can sneak some time in this weekend before I have to go back to work.
 
Hope your Thanksgiving was blessed with family, friends, and fellowship, mi amigo!!
 
73 and Great DX!!
 
Stephen H. Ponder, N5WBI
Clear Lake City, TX


Newfoundland Ultralight Trans-Atlantics & Domestics Report Nov 25-26

Allen Willie
 

Hello To All,

Once again the Trans-Atlantic signals seemed to bow out earlier leaving a good mixture of domestics audible for the remainder of the evening.

A couple of TA's not heard in a while here , had decent signal strength last night as follows:

531 SPAIN - RNE Oveido 21:56 UT w/ English pop song, Spanish talk//684
711 FRANCE -France Info Rennes 22:00 UT woman with French news


On the Domestic side, KSL in Salt Lake City,Utah making another appearance on 1160 this time alternately mixing with WYLL Chicago

Other stations making rare appearances were:

1280-CFMB-Montreal,Quebec 20:59 UT w/ Italian progra

1300-Unidentified 21:00 UT 21:00 UT promos,web address,Spanish talk
(presumed WJDA Quincy,Mass)

Receiver : SRF-M37V barefoot


Good DX

Allen Willie
St. John's,Newfoundland


Looking to the South This Morning

Kirk <kirk74601@...>
 

Howdy Gang,

I didn't have any luck getting any TP stations this morning, but conditions to the south made up for it! BTW, Richard, tnx for the info on the best times for TP receptions. I really didn't know they are sometimes possible as early as 0930 UTC.
Anyhoo, this morning I lucked into two new Mexican stations for the Okie log. These both were hrd on the trusty E-100 Slider w/ SAT.

770, XEQRV, Veracruz, 1040 UTC, 11/26/10, At first this one was barely audible under the usually dominant XEACH. Surprisingly their sig got stronger and stronger until they were right up there w/ XEACH! Played pops and R&R mx, most of which was in SS although several tunes had EE lyrics. Finally hrd what sounded like a lcl ad ment'g Veracruz. I found them // their online stream via Fred Cantu's excellent website: http://www.mexicoradiotv.com/
If you've never visited the site, I highly recommend it. Fred has done an excellent job of compiling Mexican websites, many of which do have streaming audio available. Anyway, this sta was definitely // with the usual 15-20 seconds delay. No real ID was copied I'm sorry to say.

970, XEO, Matamoros, TM, 1117-1200+ UTC, 11/26/10, Super weak sig hrd at first, but their sig very rapidly grew to an almost 90% copiable lvl within just a few minutes! Played a neat song w/ Andino flavor using pan flutes, etc. Many "Radio Gallito" IDs hrd throughout reception. Almost all M ancr tlk and ads after 1140 UTC. Featured a rel pgm called "La Voz de la Maestro" (The Voice of the Master) @ 1150. Rooster sfx 1202 followed by a full ID w/ XEO call letters. XE NA at 1203 UTC. I've tried to hear this one many times but nary a peep from them in OK til this AM. They were actually tough to hear even in the Houston area. OH, this one was also found with streaming audio on Fred's website as well. ULR Sta #711, LAm #130.

Best of DX to all!

Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK


Re: ULR DX.........1 NEW STATION and Call Change last night................

Kirk <kirk74601@...>
 

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "Robert S.Ross VA3SW" <va3sw@...> wrote:

HI Guys:

My wife is off to Michigan to take part in the US Thanksgiving
Festivities...and I am stuck at home going to work!!!! WAH!!!!!
Anyways...I took the free time last night to DX for about 3 Hours before
hitting the hay. Conditions to the WEST were GREAT......especially the
NORTH WEST. One New Station for both the ULR and OVERALL LOGS was heard
(From a Rather Tough STATE...North Dakota)...and I logged a CALL CHANGE
for both logs as well. One New station for 3 hours of DXing may not
sound all that spectacular...but with the tally now at 848 ULR Stations
Logged....Each and Every New One is a Cause for Celebration!! I thought
the other Log was NEW as well.......til I checked and realized it was
just a Call Change. I figured 2 New Ones was just too good to be true!!
Rob,
Way to go on the new station. You continue to be an inspiration in the ULR world! I recall that some of us were trying to think of what to do if we should run out of new stations to hear. Speaking for myself, I really don't think that's going to be a problem for quite a while! I've toyed with the idea of trying some DXing with the little Sony SRF-S84. I just haven't around to it yet. That's absolutely the tiniest ULR I've ever seen! ( 3 x 1.4 x 0.8 inches)
Take it EZ, amigo and continued success in the quest for ??? more new stations!
Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK


Re: New Loggings

Kirk <kirk74601@...>
 


Kirk you Rascal you!!!!! Logging NEWFOUNDLAND down in Oklahoma!!!! I
haven't heard them here in Ontario on the ULR's yet!!!! As a matter of
fact.....I haven't heard NFLD on the BCB on ANY RADIO in 35 years of
DXing!!! I have them on FM...and I have them on TV....even on
SHORTWAVE.........but Never on AM BCB!!

Good Show..........I'd pay money to hear them at this QTH!!!

You're my Hero Kirk.......You're logging some good stuff down there!!

73....ROB VA3SW
Tnx, Rob, but I'd seriously consider someone else as your hero, ha ha. Pure luck I believe, just the right place at the right time!
73, Kirk

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA


Re: Tecsun PL-606 Stock Loopstick

bbwrwy
 

I modified my PL-310 by removing the stock ferrite rod, then installing a jack on the top for the 7.5" loopstick. I left enough Litz wire for connecting the jack to the circuit board. While it was an easy mod, I must warn some surgery was necessary.

I thought about rewiring the 310's FM/SW jack for MW, but couldn't figure it out. It's probably a very simple mod.

So far I haven't touched my PL-606. It works well with an old Sony ANC-2 Coupler inductively coupling it to a Quantum QX Loop. The flat coupler made for the QX didn't work very well with the Tecsun receiver. I don't know why because it does alright with the Sony SRF-59, M37V/W and T615.

I have noticed the whip antenna on the 606 should be folded away from the receiver for best reception. This is a trait it shares with the E100 & PL-200.

Good luck.

Richard.

Richard Allen
36°22'51"N / 97°26'35"W
(near Perry OK USA)


Thanksgiving Logs- 1 New One and 1 New One for the Ultralights

John Cereghin <jcereghin@...>
 

Some good sunset DX tonight on 960:

960 WQLA LaFollette TN at 1715, brief fade-up with "Oldies Radio 960
WQLA" ID, then gone. Heard on the Sony XDR-F1HD. A new station for
my overall log, number 936. A 516-mile log.

960 WCRU Dallas NC at 1730, end of David Jeremiah's program into
Alister Beggs "Truth for Life". No ID (faded out at the BOH) but this
matches their schedule on their website. Heard on the PL-310 barefoot
and a new station for the ultralight log, number 747 and a 412-mile
catch.

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


ULR DX.........1 NEW STATION and Call Change last night................

robert ross
 

HI Guys:

My wife is off to Michigan to take part in the US Thanksgiving Festivities...and I am stuck at home going to work!!!! WAH!!!!! Anyways...I took the free time last night to DX for about 3 Hours before hitting the hay. Conditions to the WEST were GREAT......especially the NORTH WEST. One New Station for both the ULR and OVERALL LOGS was heard (From a Rather Tough STATE...North Dakota)...and I logged a CALL CHANGE for both logs as well. One New station for 3 hours of DXing may not sound all that spectacular...but with the tally now at 848 ULR Stations Logged....Each and Every New One is a Cause for Celebration!! I thought the other Log was NEW as well.......til I checked and realized it was just a Call Change. I figured 2 New Ones was just too good to be true!!

Hope to hit the dials again tonight while the QRM is Low..............

Radio Used is..............SONY SRF-T615 BAREFOOT
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

ULR LOG is now.............848 Stations Heard
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

73......ROB VA3SW

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA

*******************************************************************************************
550 KFYR Bismarck, NORTH DAKOTA Nov/24/10 2129 EST EE FAIR
Mixing with WGR Buffalo. Oldies Music. Monkees "I'm a Believer". and other 60's
and 70's Tunes. Male DJ host of the Oldies Show. Female with Local Ad and mentioned "The Bismarck
offices of ???". Also gave ID as "K-FIRE 550". Into more Oldies.

NEW STATION ULR # 848 5 KW
ROSS, ONT.
*******************************************************************************************
1590 WCGO Evanston, ILLINOIS Nov/24/10 2055 EST Ethnic/EE GOOD
ID in EE by Male DJ as "1590 WCGO Evanston". Into Arabic String Music and Vocals.
Instrumental Music. Another ID as "This is 1590 WCGO Evanston-Chicago".
Into Ehtnic Talk...not sure of Language @ 2100 EST????

RELOG- NEW CALLS- Ex WONX 7KW/2.5 KW
ROSS, ONT.
********************************************************************************************


Re: New Loggings

robert ross
 

On 25/11/2010 4:40 AM, Kirk wrote:
 

Greetings. Allen, it sure sounded like you all had a great mini-Dxpedition.

Anyway, here's my 2nd attempt to post a few new catches recently. All logged with the trusty E-100 Slider along w/ a SAT.

620, CKCM, Grand Falls, NL, 1157 UTC, 11/24/10, Only hrd tlk, ads maybe? Lcl wx forecast.Poss ment'd "The Talk of the Town" Hrd abt a zillion (give or take a few million) mentions of Grand Falls. by 1300 UTC, this sta was lost to XEOO. A new province for the Okie log...#6. Really happy to hear this one

Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK



Kirk you Rascal you!!!!! Logging NEWFOUNDLAND down in Oklahoma!!!! I haven't heard them here in Ontario on the ULR's yet!!!! As a matter of fact.....I haven't heard NFLD on the BCB on ANY RADIO in 35 years of DXing!!! I have them on FM...and I have them on TV....even on SHORTWAVE.........but Never on AM BCB!!

Good Show..........I'd pay money to hear them at this QTH!!!

You're my Hero Kirk.......You're logging some good stuff down there!!

73....ROB VA3SW

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA


Re: Tecsun PL-606 Stock Loopstick

Gary DeBock
 

Hi Farmerik,
 
     Despite its compact cabinet, the new PL-606 has the same FM-SW external antenna plug-in jack as found on the PL-310 model. This jack can be rewired for use as an external MW antenna connector (the Laurie Mann PL-310 modification), including the possibility of plugging in the 7.5" MW loopsticks designed for the PL-360 model (with a short jumper connection). The loopstick coil inductances of the PL-310 and PL-606 models are identical, meaning that any external antenna providing good performance in the PL-310 will also provide good performance in the PL-606. To my knowledge, Richard (in Oklahoma) used this method to receive several TP signals on his PL-310, using a 7.5" plug-in loopstick designed for the PL-360.
    
73, Gary    
 

In a message dated 11/24/2010 4:57:15 P.M. Pacific Standard Time, farmerik@... writes:
 

HMMMM>>>

How hard would it be to add an 1/8th inch jack which bypasses the ferrite's winding when you plug in an external AM antenna? Just thinking.- FARMERIK

--- In ultralightdx@..., D1028Gary@... wrote:
>
> Hello All,
>
> As part of an upcoming full review of the new Tecsun PL-606 DSP
> Ultralight radio, the model was disassembled for a basic technical investigation.
> One of the main goals was examining the stock loopstick, which has been
> found to provide AM sensitivity equal to that of the class-leading PL-310
> model.
>
> It turns out that there is a good reason why the compact new PL-606
> matches the AM sensitivity of the PL-310-- they use the exact same 100 mm x
> 7.5mm two-lead loopstick, wound in a three-section pattern for an
> inductance of about 318 uh. Tecsun has managed this by using most of the available
> PL-606 cabinet space to accommodate the long loopstick, as shown in the
> photo below (also available, with higher resolution, at
> _http://www.mediafire.com/i/?d7i9qy8o5nz4rrr_ (http://www.mediafire.com/i/?d7i9qy8o5nz4rrr) )
> Despite the smaller cabinet size, this PL-606 loopstick is significantly
> longer than that of the PL-380, and does provide slightly better AM
> sensitivity than that model.
>
> New PL-606 models have already been received by DXers like Richard
> Allen, who have also reported high AM sensitivity. As long as a DXer can
> tolerate the thumb wheel tuning, dual tuning rate (with emphasis on the 1 kHz
> tuning speed) and PL-310-like soft mute level, this new DSP radio should be
> an excellent option for Ultralight radio enthusiasts looking for a unique
> combination of AM sensitivity, selectivity and portability. It retails for
> $39.50 (plus $20.00 shipping, from Hong Kong to North America) by the eBay
> seller "Anon-co," as detailed in the following listing:
> _http://cgi.ebay.com/TECSUN-PL606-FM-STEREO-MW-LW-SW-WORLD-BAND-RADIO-BLACK-/110603998116?pt=Sh
> ortwave_Radios&hash=item19c08313a4_
> (http://cgi.ebay.com/TECSUN-PL606-FM-STEREO-MW-LW-SW-WORLD-BAND-RADIO-BLACK-/110603998116?pt=Shortwave_Radios&hash=i
> tem19c08313a4)
>
> 73 and Good DX,
> Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
>


Re: Oklahoma TP's 11-25-10

bbwrwy
 

Kirk:

Congratulations on hearing JOBK this morning. It's not heard as often at my QTH as some of the other NHK powerhouses. Usually a signal from its sister station, JOBB 828 is audible most mornings.

The favorable conditions enjoyed earlier in the season have fallen off sharply the past two weeks. As late as last week, I was still hearing JOGB 873 my farthest DX thus far.

Have a good weekend.

Richard.

Richard Allen
36°22'51"N / 97°26'35"W
(near Perry OK USA)


Re: Oklahoma TP's 11-25-10

bbwrwy
 

The sunset in the Akita, Japan, area was around 0720 UTC, while sunrise here in northern Oklahoma was just after 1215 UTC this morning. So listen between sunset there and sunrise at your QTH.

Lately, the best time to hear JOUB 774 and JOIB 747 here has been between 0930-1130 UTC.

JOAK 594 and JOAB 693 have been best nearer sunrise.

At the present none of the Asian signals have been very good in Oklahoma.

Richard.

Richard Allen
36°22'51"N / 97°26'35"W
(near Perry OK USA)

,


PL-380 / Puerto Rican DXers

MarkWA1ION
 

Guido, I'm sure you'll do very well when you can get outside. That's one advantage of ultralights: you can take them anywhere - backyard, high-rise rooftop, park, beach, mountain, etc.

For DXing in the house, you could always put a longwire or broadband loop outside, use a noise-reducing balun transformer, and run the feedline into the house. This would be connected to a tunable ferrite coupler such as the RadioPlus Shotgun or Q-stick. If you have a Radio Shack, Select-a-Tenna, or Terk passive loop with an external antenna jack, you could use this too. Just place the radio near the coupler and peak-tune to enjoy the signal boost, low noise, and directivity of the outdoor antenna. The "Faraday cage" of your house actually helps keep indoor noise (computer hash etc.) from getting to your outdoor antenna.

Reports from down your way will be very welcome since overall MW DX activity is the Caribbean area is small. In a recent NRC IDXD, I did see the name Kraig Krist, KG4LAC, at Rio Mar Resort in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. He reported using a Tecsun PL-310 so maybe he reads this list (and maybe you know him?).

I posted logs from a recent Boston area mini-DXpedition at "http://home.comcast.net/~markwa1ion/duxbury_20101111.txt" and some audio clips may be accessed from links at "http://home.comcast.net/~markwa1ion/dx_audio.htm".

Logs are Perseus, not ultralight, so not posted here. They may still be of use to some of you, especially along the US and Canadian East Coast.

Conditions that day (11 NOV) did not include much from the south, unlike some other openings. Sometime I'll get a good run to South America and the Caribbean and I'll report on that. Most likely this would be characteristic of spring and summer. But the sun can flare up at any time just to keep things interesting.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING ALL !

Mark Connelly, WA1ION
Billerica, MA + South Yarmouth, MA, USA

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, Guido Santacana <foxam2001@...> wrote:

Thank you Mark. AMDXing is a whole new ballgame for me. For 34 years most of what I have dome is ham radio, SWLing and boatanchor collecting. Although I don't go to the beach as often as I should, my location is pretty high in the San Juan suburbs. The catches that I mentioned were done inside my reinforced concrete home that acts almost like a Faraday shield. This weekend I will see what I can catch outside.
 
Happy Thanksgiving!
 
Guido KP4FAR

--- On Wed, 11/24/10, MarkWA1ION <MarkWA1ION@...> wrote:


From: MarkWA1ION <MarkWA1ION@...>
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: PL-380
To: ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com
Date: Wednesday, November 24, 2010, 1:38 PM


 



Welcome to the list Guido. Logs from Puerto Rico will be quite useful to those of us along the US East Coast, especially during auroral conditions when propagation tends to turn southerly and the Caribbean / South American stations become prominent.

Also interesting would be to see what you can receive at that location from stations in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. I'd think that, especially around sunset from a beach location, you could do pretty well. Allen Willie's frequent reports will give you useful tips on which transatlantic stations could be targets for your efforts.

555 is ZIZ from St. Kitts, one of the last of the Western Hemisphere "splits" and a station logged quite often in the eastern US and Canada. As far as I know there are no medium wave broadcasters active in Jamaica anymore.

Mark Connelly, WA1ION
Billerica, MA + South Yarmouth, MA, USA

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "foxam2001" <foxam2001@> wrote:

Finally, after my experiences with the Kchivo D96L, an ultralight that really lives up to its reputation. WLW in Cincinnati coming in almost like a local and I am in Puerto Rico not in the mainland. Radio Rebelde from Cuba just as strong as any local station. One station was picked at 555 kHz with reggae music. It could be Jamaica but I am not sure. Country music from Nashville TN. This was just a test carried out quickly. Excellent SW performance too for an ultralight. Lets see what I can catch barefoot from this spot in the weekend.

73s

Guido KP4FAR


Re: Oklahoma TP's 11-25-10

Kirk <kirk74601@...>
 

Tnx, Gary. To be honest, I feel lucky every time I log a new station, be it domestic or from other countries! What intrigues me abt this morning is why would I hear some audio on those two freqs and Richard only had some hets except for the ever-faithful 747 and 774. He and I only live maybe 40 miles (apx) from each other. Propagation sure can be interesting...and weird
73,
Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK

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

Hi Kirk,

Great work on receiving 666-JOBK and 594-JOAK on your E100 Slider
(with Murata filter)! Those are excellent ULR Trans-Pacific catches for
Oklahoma (even though Richard sometimes makes it look easy), and you sure were
lucky to get them with the TP season practically over.

About a year ago, our close friend John Bryant designed a beautiful
Award Certificate for those Ultralight DXers who received their first
Trans-Pacific station, and you certainly are deserving of it. John probably would
have enjoyed delivering it to you personally, but I'll be happy to make
one up for you instead, if you can send your application to Rob. Great job in
snagging the two Japanese stations, and I'm really happy that the
filterized E100 Slider is thrilling its owner!

73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA)


In a message dated 11/25/2010 6:50:30 A.M. Pacific Standard Time,
kirk74601@... writes:




Good Morning,

I stayed up way to late, so I could try for the TPs. It's interesting that
I didn't hear anything but anemic hets frrom 747 and 774. I did, however
briefly hear some audio from 666, JOBK, Osaka w/ JJ yak (1254 UTC). Also a
little stronger audio lvl from 594, JOAK, Tokyo (1220 UTC). JOBK is a new
one for me. I'm glad the JJ lang is EZ to recognize! Tnx to Gary D. for
landing that E-100 Slider w/ the Murata filter. That did the trick this morning,
Gary!

One other new sta I just hrd a few minutes ago.

1430, KZEW, Aurora, CO, 1355-1415 UTC, 11/25/10, tnx to a recent tip from
Glenn Hauser, I caught this one getting stronger after 1400. By 1410, their
sig was really loud here and easily separated from pests
KTBZ (Tulsa) and KRGI (NE). Playing adlt stnds, some of the songs were abt
as interesting as the time Perry Como fell asleep on-stage while
attempting to sing one of his many exciting tunes...oh wait, that might have been on
Sat Night Live, ha ha. IDs hrd were "CNN 1430", "Studio 1430...KZEW." Long
ad strings which were actually more entertaining than the mx they
played...I'm just kidding, folks. I love the Big Band era. One of the songs they
featured was STRING OF PEARLS. When I was in the jazz band many long yrs ago
in high school (on trombone btw), that song was always an old faithful tune
we pretty much had mesmerized, I mean memorized.
73 everyone!

Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK

--- In _ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com_ (mailto:ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com)
, "RichardA" <richarda@> wrote:

TP signal propagation to this part of the planet was about the same as
yesterday. I listened 1t 1107-1327 UTC on my Tecsun PL-310 + 7.5-inch
loopstick. Local sunrise was at 1317 UTC.

747 JOIB Sapporo J, 1203, woman talking fading away 1204, hvy QRM from
KRMG 740 & WSB 750.
774 JOUB Akita J, 1107-1134, brief patches of audio fading in & out,
never at a comfortable listening level. (Monitor on PL-606 + Quantum QX at
1107-1111 UTC)

Carriers (hets) were noticed on 558, 594, 693, 702, 792, 828
(strongest), 972 (trace only) and 1566. The latter was just below the audible
threshold at sunrise with XERF 1570 slop.

Happy Thanksgiving to all and hopefully some good DX after you sleep off
the turkey stuffing.

Richard.

Richard Allen
36°22'51"N / 97°26'35"W
(near Perry OK USA)


Re: Oklahoma TP's 11-25-10

Gary DeBock
 

Hi Kirk,
 
     Great work on receiving 666-JOBK and 594-JOAK on your E100 Slider (with Murata filter)! Those are excellent ULR Trans-Pacific catches for Oklahoma (even though Richard sometimes makes it look easy), and you sure were lucky to get them with the TP season practically over.
 
     About a year ago, our close friend John Bryant designed a beautiful Award Certificate for those Ultralight DXers who received their first Trans-Pacific station, and you certainly are deserving of it. John probably would have enjoyed delivering it to you personally, but I'll be happy to make one up for you instead, if you can send your application to Rob. Great job in snagging the two Japanese stations, and I'm really happy that the filterized E100 Slider is thrilling its owner!
 
73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA)  
 

In a message dated 11/25/2010 6:50:30 A.M. Pacific Standard Time, kirk74601@... writes:
 

Good Morning,

I stayed up way to late, so I could try for the TPs. It's interesting that I didn't hear anything but anemic hets frrom 747 and 774. I did, however briefly hear some audio from 666, JOBK, Osaka w/ JJ yak (1254 UTC). Also a little stronger audio lvl from 594, JOAK, Tokyo (1220 UTC). JOBK is a new one for me. I'm glad the JJ lang is EZ to recognize! Tnx to Gary D. for landing that E-100 Slider w/ the Murata filter. That did the trick this morning, Gary!

One other new sta I just hrd a few minutes ago.

1430, KZEW, Aurora, CO, 1355-1415 UTC, 11/25/10, tnx to a recent tip from Glenn Hauser, I caught this one getting stronger after 1400. By 1410, their sig was really loud here and easily separated from pests
KTBZ (Tulsa) and KRGI (NE). Playing adlt stnds, some of the songs were abt as interesting as the time Perry Como fell asleep on-stage while attempting to sing one of his many exciting tunes...oh wait, that might have been on Sat Night Live, ha ha. IDs hrd were "CNN 1430", "Studio 1430...KZEW." Long ad strings which were actually more entertaining than the mx they played...I'm just kidding, folks. I love the Big Band era. One of the songs they featured was STRING OF PEARLS. When I was in the jazz band many long yrs ago in high school (on trombone btw), that song was always an old faithful tune we pretty much had mesmerized, I mean memorized.
73 everyone!

Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK

--- In ultralightdx@..., "RichardA" wrote:
>
> TP signal propagation to this part of the planet was about the same as yesterday. I listened 1t 1107-1327 UTC on my Tecsun PL-310 + 7.5-inch loopstick. Local sunrise was at 1317 UTC.
>
> 747 JOIB Sapporo J, 1203, woman talking fading away 1204, hvy QRM from KRMG 740 & WSB 750.
> 774 JOUB Akita J, 1107-1134, brief patches of audio fading in & out, never at a comfortable listening level. (Monitor on PL-606 + Quantum QX at 1107-1111 UTC)
>
> Carriers (hets) were noticed on 558, 594, 693, 702, 792, 828 (strongest), 972 (trace only) and 1566. The latter was just below the audible threshold at sunrise with XERF 1570 slop.
>
> Happy Thanksgiving to all and hopefully some good DX after you sleep off the turkey stuffing.
>
> Richard.
>
> Richard Allen
> 36°22'51"N / 97°26'35"W
> (near Perry OK USA)
>


Re: Oklahoma TPs

Kirk <kirk74601@...>
 

Hi Raph,

Good to hear from you. I think Japanese Standard Time is UTC+9, so when I hrd that brief period of audio circa 1245-1300 UTC, I believe the time in at least Tokyo, was around 2200 their lcl time, well past sunset there. I'm FAR from being any kind of expert on this as far as MW is concerned, but it appears the brief windows we get over here are due to our sunrise enhancement more than anything. Some3 of you guys that more educated abt the MW band perhaps could anser your question more thoroughly than I can.
Keep in touch, amigo, and Happy Thanksgiving. Eat some turkey for me; I'll be at work this evening. 73!

Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK

Re: [ultralightdx] Re: Oklahoma TP's 11-25-10


Hi Kirk!

What time were you listening, presumably to get Japanese sunset?

Happy T-Day;

Raph


Re: Oklahoma TP's 11-25-10

Pollock,Raphael E <rpollock@...>
 

Hi Kirk!

What time were you listening, presumably to get Japanese sunset?

Happy T-Day;

Raph
 

From: Kirk [mailto:kirk74601@...]
Sent: Thursday, November 25, 2010 08:50 AM
To: ultralightdx@... <ultralightdx@...>
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: Oklahoma TP's 11-25-10
 
 

Good Morning,

I stayed up way to late, so I could try for the TPs. It's interesting that I didn't hear anything but anemic hets frrom 747 and 774. I did, however briefly hear some audio from 666, JOBK, Osaka w/ JJ yak (1254 UTC). Also a little stronger audio lvl from 594, JOAK, Tokyo (1220 UTC). JOBK is a new one for me. I'm glad the JJ lang is EZ to recognize! Tnx to Gary D. for landing that E-100 Slider w/ the Murata filter. That did the trick this morning, Gary!

One other new sta I just hrd a few minutes ago.

1430, KZEW, Aurora, CO, 1355-1415 UTC, 11/25/10, tnx to a recent tip from Glenn Hauser, I caught this one getting stronger after 1400. By 1410, their sig was really loud here and easily separated from pests
KTBZ (Tulsa) and KRGI (NE). Playing adlt stnds, some of the songs were abt as interesting as the time Perry Como fell asleep on-stage while attempting to sing one of his many exciting tunes...oh wait, that might have been on Sat Night Live, ha ha. IDs hrd were "CNN 1430", "Studio 1430...KZEW." Long ad strings which were actually more entertaining than the mx they played...I'm just kidding, folks. I love the Big Band era. One of the songs they featured was STRING OF PEARLS. When I was in the jazz band many long yrs ago in high school (on trombone btw), that song was always an old faithful tune we pretty much had mesmerized, I mean memorized.
73 everyone!

Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK

--- In ultralightdx@..., "RichardA" <richarda@...> wrote:
>
> TP signal propagation to this part of the planet was about the same as yesterday. I listened 1t 1107-1327 UTC on my Tecsun PL-310 + 7.5-inch loopstick. Local sunrise was at 1317 UTC.
>
> 747 JOIB Sapporo J, 1203, woman talking fading away 1204, hvy QRM from KRMG 740 & WSB 750.
> 774 JOUB Akita J, 1107-1134, brief patches of audio fading in & out, never at a comfortable listening level. (Monitor on PL-606 + Quantum QX at 1107-1111 UTC)
>
> Carriers (hets) were noticed on 558, 594, 693, 702, 792, 828 (strongest), 972 (trace only) and 1566. The latter was just below the audible threshold at sunrise with XERF 1570 slop.
>
> Happy Thanksgiving to all and hopefully some good DX after you sleep off the turkey stuffing.
>
> Richard.
>
> Richard Allen
> 36°22'51"N / 97°26'35"W
> (near Perry OK USA)
>


Re: Oklahoma TP's 11-25-10

Kirk <kirk74601@...>
 

Good Morning,

I stayed up way to late, so I could try for the TPs. It's interesting that I didn't hear anything but anemic hets frrom 747 and 774. I did, however briefly hear some audio from 666, JOBK, Osaka w/ JJ yak (1254 UTC). Also a little stronger audio lvl from 594, JOAK, Tokyo (1220 UTC). JOBK is a new one for me. I'm glad the JJ lang is EZ to recognize! Tnx to Gary D. for landing that E-100 Slider w/ the Murata filter. That did the trick this morning, Gary!

One other new sta I just hrd a few minutes ago.

1430, KZEW, Aurora, CO, 1355-1415 UTC, 11/25/10, tnx to a recent tip from Glenn Hauser, I caught this one getting stronger after 1400. By 1410, their sig was really loud here and easily separated from pests
KTBZ (Tulsa) and KRGI (NE). Playing adlt stnds, some of the songs were abt as interesting as the time Perry Como fell asleep on-stage while attempting to sing one of his many exciting tunes...oh wait, that might have been on Sat Night Live, ha ha. IDs hrd were "CNN 1430", "Studio 1430...KZEW." Long ad strings which were actually more entertaining than the mx they played...I'm just kidding, folks. I love the Big Band era. One of the songs they featured was STRING OF PEARLS. When I was in the jazz band many long yrs ago in high school (on trombone btw), that song was always an old faithful tune we pretty much had mesmerized, I mean memorized.
73 everyone!

Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "RichardA" <richarda@...> wrote:

TP signal propagation to this part of the planet was about the same as yesterday. I listened 1t 1107-1327 UTC on my Tecsun PL-310 + 7.5-inch loopstick. Local sunrise was at 1317 UTC.

747 JOIB Sapporo J, 1203, woman talking fading away 1204, hvy QRM from KRMG 740 & WSB 750.
774 JOUB Akita J, 1107-1134, brief patches of audio fading in & out, never at a comfortable listening level. (Monitor on PL-606 + Quantum QX at 1107-1111 UTC)

Carriers (hets) were noticed on 558, 594, 693, 702, 792, 828 (strongest), 972 (trace only) and 1566. The latter was just below the audible threshold at sunrise with XERF 1570 slop.

Happy Thanksgiving to all and hopefully some good DX after you sleep off the turkey stuffing.

Richard.

Richard Allen
36°22'51"N / 97°26'35"W
(near Perry OK USA)


Newfoundland Ultralight Trans-Atlantics Report Nov 24

Allen Willie
 

Hello To All,

First of all Congrats to Kirk Allen in Oklahoma for logging CKCM 620 here in Newfoundland, Great catch Kirk. The saltwater must have been doing it's magic !

Trans-Atlantic signals were decent last night and did manage to stay in a while longer until domestics started to infiltrate the band earlier here again.

549 khz ALGERIA-Alger Chaine 1,Hamadouche 20:03UT woman in Arabic
675 khz NETHERLANDS-R. Maria Lopik 21:16UT Chorale music
684 khz SPAIN-RNE1 Sevilla 19:36UT Sporting event commentary in Spanish
693 khz ENGLAND-BBC Five Live Droitwich 21:17UT Football match(Good)
999 khz SPAIN-COPE Madrid 20:26UT Spanish Tele-talk
1035 khz PORTUGAL-R.Clube Portugeuse Belmonte 20:05UT Carly Simon song
1044 khz SPAIN-SER San Sebastian 21:40UT man/woman Spanish talk(fair)
1053 khz ENGLAND-Talksport R. 21:18 UT Football match commentary(Good
1251 khz LIBYA- Voice of Africa Tripoli 20:25UT Arabic talk (Very Strong
1377 khz FRANCE-France Info Lille 19:39UT French news by man
1395 khz ALBANIA-TransWorld Radio via Fllake 20:23UT foreign language

On the domestics side WHBY-1150 Kimberley,Wisconsin seems to be regularly heard here now since CHGM Gaspe,Quebec went silent. It used to be the rare visitor and now CKOC in Hamilton,Ontario fills that role

Good Dx to All

Allen Willie
St. John's,Newfoundland


Oklahoma TP's 11-25-10

bbwrwy
 

TP signal propagation to this part of the planet was about the same as yesterday. I listened 1t 1107-1327 UTC on my Tecsun PL-310 + 7.5-inch loopstick. Local sunrise was at 1317 UTC.

747 JOIB Sapporo J, 1203, woman talking fading away 1204, hvy QRM from KRMG 740 & WSB 750.
774 JOUB Akita J, 1107-1134, brief patches of audio fading in & out, never at a comfortable listening level. (Monitor on PL-606 + Quantum QX at 1107-1111 UTC)

Carriers (hets) were noticed on 558, 594, 693, 702, 792, 828 (strongest), 972 (trace only) and 1566. The latter was just below the audible threshold at sunrise with XERF 1570 slop.

Happy Thanksgiving to all and hopefully some good DX after you sleep off the turkey stuffing.

Richard.

Richard Allen
36°22'51"N / 97°26'35"W
(near Perry OK USA)