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FM DX thumbnail?- FARMERIK

Rik
 

I have stumbled across some relatively distant FM stations recently, and was wondering if some one here could write a brief paragraph outlining FM DXing, or give a link to an over view page. Nothing filled with detail or exotic antenna or modified radios, but some general idea on how far away is FM DX.

I like the Radio Locater for AM, so I used that for these new finds on FM. - FARMERIK


ULR DX....Beacons.......3 of these were NEW to the OVERALL LOG!!!!

robert ross
 

Hi Guys:

I was just checking my OVERALL Beacon Log and I see that 3 of the 24 Beacons I logged on my First Day of "ULR" Beacon Dxing, are actually NEW BEACONS for my OVERALL LOG, which began way back in 1977. Although there were many LONG Stretches of Inactivity from 1977-2011 ......It's been Fun getting back at it again!! The 3 NEW Beacons bring the OVERALL LOG to 340 Beacons Heard. (24 ULR Beacons Heard)

It will be interesting to see how many of the Previously logged Beacons I will be able to eventually hear with the ULRs?????

For those who only DX "AM BCB"........you may consider giving this a Try!!! It's a little off the beaten track....but it is quite addictive......and you can hear some amazing DX with Minimal Effort. The other advantage of DXing Multiple Bands is that there is always something to hear!! When one band is Dead one of the others may be hopping!! Personally, I DX Everything from DC-Daylight. When the Spring gets here and the AM BCB starts to drop off for the summer.....I concentrate my Efforts on FM and TV. Throughout the last 35 years or so of DXing.......I have DX''d ..........AM-FM-TV-LW-UTILITY-HAM-SCANNER VHF-UHF-BEACONS and pretty much anything I can hear!! The Variety has helped to keep The DX Hobby FRESH!!!! Like they say.......... a change is as Good as a Rest!!!

Retiring at the end of January has luckily left me with a little more time to devote to Dxing.......and I'm hoping to get back into DXing some of the Bands I have been a little Inactive on lately!! ( Like NDB BEACONS!!!)

The Signals there are in CW Morse Code....but even if you're not good at copying Code....the IDs are VERY SLOW......and you should be able to pick out the IDs...even if you have to write the Dits and Dahs down as you hear them....and Translate them later.

Thanks to Gary and Kevin for "Rattlin' My Chain" and getting me back i NDB BEACON DXing using my ULR!!! (At least I think I want to thank them!!) HAHAHHAHAHA!!

Keep having FUN with ULRs Guys.......

73....ROB VA3SW

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA


ULR DX....NDB BEACONS.....2 More New Beacon Logged last night...................

robert ross
 

Hi Guys:

I'm not finding the LW Beacon Band real "Crowded" using my Tecsun PL-380.....but what I do find is that it really goes in Spurts! On some sweeps I hear next to nothing.....then on the next sweep I hear numerous stations......and they seem to come from the same Area quite often. Quite often there are 2-3 Stations from a 100 Mile Radius of each other. Conditions on this Band seem to CHANGE quickly and often. It still amazes me that these Beacons are being logged in my Basement Family Room, 6 Feet below Ground Level at Distances of 500-1000 Miles with powers of usually less than 100 Watts....and being heard with a Handheld ULR!!

RADIO USED..........................TECSUN PL-380 ULR with Gary DeBock 7.5 Inch External MW Ferrite Antenna

ULR BEACON LOG TOTALS are now........................24 Beacons Heard
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

73.........................ROB VA3SW

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA

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340 YY Mont Joli, QUEBEC Feb/12/11 0504 UTC 500 WATTS 736 MILES

332 QT Thunder Bay, ONT. Feb/12/11 0720 UTC 1000 WATTS 541 MILES

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Newfoundland Ultralight Radio Trans-Atlantics & Domestics Report Feb 11-12

Allen Willie
 

Hello To All,

Checking 720 khz last evening around sunset it was noticeable that Greenland was missing from the frequency or at least that's what it appeared . Later on , checking the frequency occasionally it seems that maybe they haven't quite pulled the switch on things just yet on AM . The signal reappeared off and on for stretches through the evening.
It could be just a case of final tweaking to get things rolling on their FM feed, perhaps some of our comrades in Europe can shed more light on this for us.

I did manage to log a couple of other stations on that frequency while Greenland was absent or at least not propagating our way.

Logs last night

549-ALGERIA- Alger Chaine 1 , Hamadouche 2:46UT/12 Arabic talk and music (Very Good)
720-CYPRUS-BBC World Service Relay, Ladies Mile 21:55/11 tele-talk about Egypt situation in Arabic , mentions of BBC
720-GERMANY- (tentative )WDR2 – Langenberg 22:14/11 woman with news in German
1020-KDKA-Pittsburgh, PA 2:26/12 "Newsradio 1020-KDKA" ID,talk show(Very Good)
1044-MOROCCO-RTM Sebaa-Aioun 23:54UT/11 Arabic chants,talk
1100-WTAM-Cleveland, Ohio 00:01UT/12 "Newsradio 11-Hundred WTAM" ID,weather
1251-LIBYA-Voice of Africa,Tripoli 23:56UT/11 man in Arabic talk (Good)

1490-WERE-Cleveland Heights,Ohio 00:05UT/11 Newstalk 14-90 ID ment. Ohio
** This one is in the current ULR distance records for both the Grayeyarder barefoot and unlimited categories ***

*** Check over your logs for graveyard stations as you may have a listing that may replace the one above in distance

Receivers: SRF-M37V & SRF-39FP barefoot

Good DX

Allen Willie
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
47:37N 52:45W
http://nldxers.110.mb.com


Re: A Final Farewell to Greenland on the AM Dial

Michael <michael.setaazul@...>
 

----- Original Message -------

From: "Tony Ward"

Subject: A final farewell to Greenland on the AM Dial

......Much better to Europe than when Dave had the big farm though. ....
________________________________________________________

That reminded me : some may not know that the UK government
plans to switch off AM (and FM except for community radio) sometime
after 2015, once the DAB network is fully operational. There is some
doubt as to how realistic this plan is, but anyone logging UK
MW and LW stations has a few years yet to get their Olympic Gold...

Michael


Web Site Warning

Kirk <kirk74601@...>
 

I just wanted to warn the group about a trojan horse that's located on a website I just clicked into while searching for listings of Cuban radio stations. The website is:
www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g147270-i91-k2369685-Radio_stations-Cuba.html

I urge everyone not to go there! Fortunately my anti-virus software blocked the cyber-nasty before it did any damage.
73,

Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK


Re: New loggings 2/10 & 2/11.

Kirk <kirk74601@...>
 

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

I added four new stations to my log, all with a barefoot SRF-T615 (date & time UTC).
Richard,

Wow! Excellent loggings, my friend. I gotta get myself in gear and start hitting the dials more often. If only I didn't have that inconvenience of having to work for a living...ha ha.
You continue to be one of those inspirational-type DX'ers for this old kid. Thanks!
73 to you, neighbor!

Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK


Re: A Final Farewell to Greenland on the AM Dial

robert ross
 

On 11/02/2011 11:10 PM, Tony Ward wrote:
 
Well I logged Greenland on 3815U almost exactly a year ago Rob, and heard it (detected it?) 2 days later again. Threw out about 500' of wire (BOG) to try and log Simuliaq on 720 with WGN phased in recent weeks, but wasn't successful. (I am not a purist, and don't, unfortunately,  live in St John's Newfoundland) My SS Longpath from Whitby ON to Indonesia on 60 and 90 m was better than Dave Clark's but his morning shortpath was much better, though the sites are only about 40 miles apart. I can only throw longwires towards the east from about 345 deg around to 170 deg, but the Wellbrook K9AY helps a lot in Western directions. Detecting the big Asians on MW every morning during season, but not close to audio yet. Much better to Europe than when Dave had the big farm though. I got him a Tecsun 380 via Joyce and have a Terk loop here for him  awaiting his return from wherever he is hibernating for winter (Panama probably) , so he may get active with a ULR someday. John Fisher, Dave C and I did lunch here in December I think it was, and we are all active in our own ways. I am trying not to go over to the Dark Side and get into NDB's but .... If Dave gets back soon we will get in a car and come down and perform an intervention on you! Still a kick after all these years eh!?
 
Tony (VE3NO) ComputerViz, NYAA Starfest

tonyward@...
http://www.nyaa.ca

Tony....I knew there was another name I forgot to mention in my earlier post!!!!! YOU!!!!! HAHHAHAHHA.....I knew you'd remember Clarkie's DX Barn!!!! I used to LOVE going up there...I would drive up there on a Friday Night...DX all Night and early morning til after Sunsrise...then Drive home....a Good 4 Hours Plus round trip just to hook up to those wires!!! 

Dave Clark's getting a ULR???????? Now that's Funny Tony!!! HHAHHAHA.......Is he gonna hook it up to a 90 Meter Delta Loop 100 Feet off the Ground!!??? 

Tell me....has Dave still got all of his Radios????? Or did he unload everything when he became somewhat inactive?? John Fisher was telling me that you guys had Lunch a couple of months ago........

Hey....when you see Clark...say HELLO to him for me....and tell him I wish he still had the Antenna farm so I could come up and hook my T615 to it!!! That would be cool!!

Maybe I'll see him when I pass through the Panama Canal in March on the Cruise??? Has he got a Part Time job working one of the Locks down there??? Man...some guys will do anything to be closer to the Bolivian Regionals eh???? HAHAHAHA.......

No use You and Clark coming down here to perform VooDoo on me!!! It's too late I fear...Once you start DXing NDB's on a ULR.....there's no hope for you!! Who woulda thunk eh Tony???

Take a picture of Clark twiddlin' the Dials on a ULR......I gotta see that!!! HAHAHA. Maybe we can use his Photo on a ULR AWARD....maybe for the Master Indonesian Award!!

Have Fun....and thanks for adding to the Memories Tony.

Salute....ROB VA3SW

Robert S. Ross
London,Ontario CANADA


Re: stock is a purists challenge

Gary DeBock
 

Hi Richard,

Well, I can't think of anyone whose DXing hasn't helped in antenna
experimentation more than you, Richard, both with the MW plug-in
loopsticks (multiple TP's in Oklahoma), and LW plug-in loopsticks
(multiple LW-TA's). Your efforts and success have made a huge
difference, and are appreciated.

As far as the current Barefoot/ Unlimited Class discussion, as you
probably know, it's actually been going on for about 3 years in our ULR
group. Both ULR Classes have different challenges, but we all use the
same radios. We all have the freedom to choose our category, and
compete accordingly. We've generally had great mutual respect between
the two classes for 3 years, which is probably why our Ultralightdx
group is one of the most enthusiastic segments of the AM-DXing hobby.
Thanks again for your contributions to the effort, Richard, and please
feel free to share your opinions at any time.

73, Gary

-----Original Message-----
From: RichardA <richarda@perryisp.net>
To: ultralightdx <ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Fri, Feb 11, 2011 7:28 pm
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: stock is a purists challenge

 
Gary:

I didn't mean to sound as if I don't appreciate yours and the others
efforts because I do. I have probably benefited more than most DXers
because of them. But I feel we occasionally need to have this
discourse in order to keep our unique hobby reined in.

Richard.

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


Re: A Final Farewell to Greenland on the AM Dial

Tony Ward
 

Well I logged Greenland on 3815U almost exactly a year ago Rob, and heard it (detected it?) 2 days later again. Threw out about 500' of wire (BOG) to try and log Simuliaq on 720 with WGN phased in recent weeks, but wasn't successful. (I am not a purist, and don't, unfortunately,  live in St John's Newfoundland) My SS Longpath from Whitby ON to Indonesia on 60 and 90 m was better than Dave Clark's but his morning shortpath was much better, though the sites are only about 40 miles apart. I can only throw longwires towards the east from about 345 deg around to 170 deg, but the Wellbrook K9AY helps a lot in Western directions. Detecting the big Asians on MW every morning during season, but not close to audio yet. Much better to Europe than when Dave had the big farm though. I got him a Tecsun 380 via Joyce and have a Terk loop here for him  awaiting his return from wherever he is hibernating for winter (Panama probably) , so he may get active with a ULR someday. John Fisher, Dave C and I did lunch here in December I think it was, and we are all active in our own ways. I am trying not to go over to the Dark Side and get into NDB's but .... If Dave gets back soon we will get in a car and come down and perform an intervention on you! Still a kick after all these years eh!?
 
Tony (VE3NO) ComputerViz, NYAA Starfest

tonyward@...
http://www.nyaa.ca

Ah Nostalgia just ain't what it used to be ...

From: Robert S.Ross VA3SW
To: ultralightdx@...
Cc:
Sent: Friday, February 11, 2011 9:43:28 PM
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] A Final Farewell to Greenland on the AM Dial

 
On 11/02/2011 9:10 PM, John Cereghin wrote:
 
I never heard Greenland, either on MW or SW.  I never bagged them from Nova Scotia, either.

:(
 Yes John....A Country we'll never hear on AM. However.....I did Log Greenland back in the 1980's on SHORTWAVE...........on 3999 Mhz I think it was??? Not sure of the Frequecy without looking it up....I was on a DX-Pedition with the Ontario DX Association at Longford Mills, Ontario.  I may have heard it once at Dave Clark's Antenna Farm  in Newmarket Ontario as well.........Without looking back at the Logbooks...I can't remember (Old Age!!). Dave had a HUGE ANTENNA Farm......Full Sized Dipoles for 120, 90, 60 Meters. Delta Loops for the same Bands and Many Beverage Antennas. Also had MANY Top Notch Receivers of the Day....and all Antennas could be switched to ANY of the Receivers through an elaborate Antenna Switching System. Dave and Cedric Marshall ...also of the ODXA  Constructed this Massive Antenna Farm to DX Indonesian Regionals, and other Exotic DX on the Shortwave Bands!! We heard some amazing stuff up at the Farm!! Man....I miss those Days!! We heard all the Low Power Japanese Regionals, Peruvian Low Powered Statons, Bolivians, Papua New Guinea Regionals, 2 Mhz Australians.......and other cool stuff. We would go up there in the Winter....and the shack was out in the DX Barn behind the house........it was heated...but just barely....with Electric heaters. I can remember Cedric DXing with a Collins R-388 TUBE Receiver, sitting in a Lawn Chair, with his entire Body in a Down Filled Sleeping Bag (And Cedric was about 6 Foot 7 ")!!!...........to keep from Freezing to death.........and Logging Indo Regionals on Grayline DX. Hey Kirk......some of this must be bringing back memories for you...and Guy Atkins too....if you are out there??? John Bryant would have remembered some of the Legendary DX that was logged at Dave Clark's DX ANTENNA FARM!!

Man..........this is getting to me!!! DX Memories I'll never forget!!

73....ROB VA3SW

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA





Re: stock is a purists challenge

bbwrwy
 

Gary:

I didn't mean to sound as if I don't appreciate yours and the others efforts because I do. I have probably benefited more than most DXers because of them. But I feel we occasionally need to have this discourse in order to keep our unique hobby reined in.

Richard.

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


Re: A Final Farewell to Greenland on the AM Dial

robert ross
 

On 11/02/2011 9:10 PM, John Cereghin wrote:

I never heard Greenland, either on MW or SW. I never bagged them from Nova Scotia, either.


:(
Yes John....A Country we'll never hear on AM. However.....I did Log Greenland back in the 1980's on SHORTWAVE...........on 3999 Mhz I think it was??? Not sure of the Frequecy without looking it up....I was on a DX-Pedition with the Ontario DX Association at Longford Mills, Ontario. I may have heard it once at Dave Clark's Antenna Farm in Newmarket Ontario as well.........Without looking back at the Logbooks...I can't remember (Old Age!!). Dave had a HUGE ANTENNA Farm......Full Sized Dipoles for 120, 90, 60 Meters. Delta Loops for the same Bands and Many Beverage Antennas. Also had MANY Top Notch Receivers of the Day....and all Antennas could be switched to ANY of the Receivers through an elaborate Antenna Switching System. Dave and Cedric Marshall ...also of the ODXA Constructed this Massive Antenna Farm to DX Indonesian Regionals, and other Exotic DX on the Shortwave Bands!! We heard some amazing stuff up at the Farm!! Man....I miss those Days!! We heard all the Low Power Japanese Regionals, Peruvian Low Powered Statons, Bolivians, Papua New Guinea Regionals, 2 Mhz Australians.......and other cool stuff. We would go up there in the Winter....and the shack was out in the DX Barn behind the house........it was heated...but just barely....with Electric heaters. I can remember Cedric DXing with a Collins R-388 TUBE Receiver, sitting in a Lawn Chair, with his entire Body in a Down Filled Sleeping Bag (And Cedric was about 6 Foot 7 ")!!!...........to keep from Freezing to death.........and Logging Indo Regionals on Grayline DX. Hey Kirk......some of this must be bringing back memories for you...and Guy Atkins too....if you are out there??? John Bryant would have remembered some of the Legendary DX that was logged at Dave Clark's DX ANTENNA FARM!!

Man..........this is getting to me!!! DX Memories I'll never forget!!

73....ROB VA3SW

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA



Re: stock is a purists challenge

Kevin Schanilec
 

Hi Michael:

Please refer to the "ULR Definitions" pdf file in Folder 1 - "Start Here" in the Files section, which gives the details on what is meant by the two categories. The Unlimited class must start out as an Ultralight, so nothing larger than that.

And sorry - no idea how many of the close to 900 UltralightDX members are in North America - probably at least twenty :-)

Thanks - Kevin

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "Michael" <michael.setaazul@...> wrote:


"barefoot", although US terminology, is clear.
"unlimited" is less clear to the uninitiated

Perhaps we need new brief terms to classify
- ultralight-sized barefoot and
- ultralight or larger receiver with external aerial


Re: A Final Farewell to Greenland on the AM Dial

John Cereghin <jcereghin@...>
 

I never heard Greenland, either on MW or SW.  I never bagged them from Nova Scotia, either.

:(


On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 7:45 AM, Allen <vo1_001_swl@...> wrote:
 

Hello To All,

Last evening will be a memorable one for both Dianne and myself as we were entertained with what would be, according to recent reports if correct, the last night of AM broadcasting from KNR Greenland, the National Broadcaster of the country

. With external speaker attached to the SRF-M37V barefoot we spent an hour or so listening to the varied programming that has been a part of Greenland's history for the past 50 years on the AM dial.

It's varied programs include Inuit /Danish type talk and news mixed with musical selections from Elvis to Shania Twain to Nat King Cole at times. Also heard are many native folk songs as well as gospel type programs on Sundays.

We are very fortunate to have had the chance to often hear the AM signals of Greenland but especially lucky to have heard it utilizing ultralight radios.

They have used 4 main AM frequencies , 570, 650, 720 and 900 khz. . The most easily heard frequency here is 720 although we have logged them on all but 900 at various times.

The exotic signal of Greenland has remained a very elusive catch to many DXers in other parts of North America over the years. Now that their programming will be moving to FM broadcast, the coming days and weeks will prove interesting as to what other stations will be audible on 720. WGN in Chicago is the second most common signal heard here on that frequency

Good DX

Allen Willie & Dianne Froude
St. John's,Newfoundland and Labrador
47:37N 52:45W
http://nldxers.100mb.com




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


Re: stock is a purists challenge

Tony Ward
 

Welll ... we are ALL nuts actually. And Rob; expect an intervention from your friends!!
 
Tony (VE3NO) ComputerViz, NYAA Starfest

tonyward@...
http://www.nyaa.ca

Is it just me, or are the nights getting shorter?

From: Peter Laws
To: ultralightdx@...
Cc:
Sent: Friday, February 11, 2011 4:27:24 PM
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Re: stock is a purists challenge

 
On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 14:22, Robert S.Ross VA3SW <va3sw@...> wrote:

> Look at it like this......It's sorta like ordering a Banana Split...you can have it with NUTS.....or Without NUTS!! Either way...it's still a Banana Split..and it still tastes good!

No, no. You can't have ULRs without nuts - just look at the
subscribers here!! :-D

--
Peter Laws | N5UWY | plaws plaws net | Travel by Train!



ULR DX.....LONGWAVE BEACONS.....8 More New Ones This afternoon and @ Sunset.......

robert ross
 

Hi Guys:

OK...I spent some of My AM BCB Dx Time DXing the NDBs again!!! Found 8 more NEW ONES during this time. The first 6 were logged in late afternoon in Total DAYLIGHT. The last 2 were logged just after dark.

417 Indiana is NEW STATE # 3 Logged. The rest of these Beacons were all from ONTARIO.

ULR BEACON LOG TOTALS are now 22 Beacons Heard
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

2 Provinces Heard
3 States Heard

These Totals are since I began DXing ULR Beacons about 15 Hours ago!!

RADIO USED is...................TECSUN PL-380 with DeBock 7.5 Inch Hardwired Ferrite Antenna
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

73....................ROB VA3SW

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA

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245 YZE Gore Bay, ONT. Feb/11/11 2055 UTC 400 WATTS 213 MILES

261 GD Goderich, ONT. Feb/11/11 2057 UTC ?? Power 57 MILES

272 YQA Muskoka, ONT. Feb/11/11 2100 UTC 400 WATTS 157 MILES

326 VV Wiarton, ONT. Feb/11/11 2104 UTC 400 WATTS 123 MILES

335 ZKF Kitchener, ONT. Feb/11/11 2105 UTC 15 WATTS 49 MILES

341 ZLP Toronto, ONT. Feb/11/11 2106 UTC 40 WATTS 90 MILES

408 SN St. Catharines, ONT. Feb/11/11 2320 UTC 14 WATTS 100 MILES

417 HHG Huntington, IND. Feb/11/11 2324 UTC 25 WATTS 264 MILES
(NEW ULR BEACON STATE # 3)

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Re: stock is a purists challenge

Michael <michael.setaazul@...>
 

It´s great to have an open discussion. As the Benjamin,
I should perhaps be more reticent. However,
I also thought of others who discover the group and
who might be a little confused by the designation
"ultralight" in conjunction with a monster attachment,
which might appear to be a contradiction in terms.

"barefoot", although US terminology, is clear.
"unlimited" is less clear to the uninitiated

Perhaps we need new brief terms to classify

- ultralight-sized barefoot and
- ultralight or larger receiver with external aerial

As any external aerial renders the size of the receiver less
relevant, the second category could be more flexible and
perhaps extend to approximately paperback size.

Just an idea.

My technical interest covers ferrite and loop aerials in general
as well as TA uldx with my SRF-59 and G8. From the UK
there is much dx from mainland Europe and beyond,
but the language issue makes identification much harder,
not least as stations tend not to identify themselves as
clearly as do US and Canadian stations.

PS : of the nine hundred, roughly how many are right of the pond?

Michael UK


ULR DX.........One New Station @ SUNSET Tonight.........

robert ross
 

Hi Guys:

Just One new station logged tonight at Sunset!! This Station is NEW for both the ULR and OVERALL LOGS. I Spent some of my DXing time tonight DXing NDB (Non Directional Aerobeacons!!) Yeah....you heard it right. The guys have now got me back into Beacon Dxing....only now on a Ultralight Radio!!! Great Fun.......listening to the Noise, Squawks, Beeps, Whistles and Growls!! Quite amazing what can be heard down below 500 Khz with a ULR Radio though!! I guess a change is as good as a rest eh???

RADIO used is........................SONY SRF-T615 ULR BAREFOOT
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

ULR LOG TOTALS are now.......909 Stations Heard
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

73.....................ROB VA3SW

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA

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950 WNTD Chicago, ILLINOIS Feb/11/11 1718-1725 EST EE GOOD
Mixing with WWJ Detroit......often on top!! Religious Programming. Female Announcer with Promos
for their Fund Raiser. gave Phone # as 877-291-0123. Many IDS as "RELEVANT RADIO". Thanked some
supporters from South Florida.
I was also able to Parallel this with the Live Web Feed for WNTD.

NEW STATION ULR # 909 1/5 KW
ROSS, ONT.
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Re: stock is a purists challenge

Gary DeBock
 

Hello Richard, Tim, Michael and Others,

Thank you for expressing your opinions about barefoot DXing, and I can
assure you that there will be no "flak" from anyone about this subject,
as long as posts stay respectful.

After having created more fanatical ULR-boosting hotrod antennas than
anyone else on the planet, I would have to say that... I basically
agree with you all! Barefoot Ultralighting is a special challenge, and
deserves special recognition. That's why John Bryant, Rob Ross and I
decided to create a special "Barefoot" Awards category for those DXers
with enough patience and skill to limit themselves to stock Ultralight
DXing. We salute you all, and have the highest respect for your
determination!

But there is another category of ULR DXers who also deserve
recognition-- those who are determined to make Ultralight radios fairly
competitive in DXing with table receivers. The only possible way to
accomplish this is with fanatical antenna experimentation, and the
determination to succeed. The concept is similar to an amateur radio
QRP operator developing monster quad antennas to make his 2-watt
station competitive with 100-watt stations using a dipole antenna. The
concept really works, believe it or not. Some of the modified radios
developed in the Ultralight group (E100 Sliders, 7.5" loopstick
PL-380's, etc.) have proven to be piopular with AM-DXpeditioning
experts as compact "travel DXing" portables, because of their unique
combination of AM sensitivity, selectivity and portability. Everyone
knows that these modified radios will run circles around stock
Ultralights in DXing, but we don't compare apples and oranges for award
purposes. Everyone has the freedom to choose his or her own category
(Barefoot or Unlimited), and compete accordingly. The situation has
been the same since the ULR Awards Program was created on Day 1
(January 2008). Choose your own preferred category, and give it your
best shot!

As Kevin says, the new Ultralight LW-DXing boom provides a unique
situation, since none of the current Longwave-capable Ultralights are
anything more than a joke on LW. A "Barefoot" Ultralight Longwave DXer
is in for a Long Wait. He may find that the only way to get new
loggings is to drive up to within 100 feet of a beacon, and hope for
great propagation. If you wish to compete on LW, welcome to the
Unlimited Class.

73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Allen" <richarda@perryisp.net>
To: <ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com>; <kd8gz@hotmail.com>
Sent: 11 February 2011 17:28
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: stock is a purists challenge

Tim:

I have kept my mouth shut on this matter for a long time.
But, I cannot disagree with you. My longtime opinion is
that
once a receiver no longer comfortably fits in a shirt
pocket it's not an ultralight. But I have accepted the
allowed exceptions permitted and sometimes permitted
myself to use receivers larger than my concept of an ULR.

Now I'm sure there will be flak because we express our
opinions!

Good DX.

Richard.

Richard Allen




Richard no Flack coming from me on this.....I too believe that
Stock ULR Dxing is a SPECIAL THING...and something that gives you a
warm Fuzzy Feeling!!!

However......we have created 2 Classifications.....BAREFOOT and
UNLIMITED......each individual DXer needs to pick which path they
want to follow!! There is room for both...and like I said before,
we're not trying to create a Competition between the two. We just
wanna have Fun and so far we have accomplished that feat here on the
ULR List!!

Look at it like this......It's sorta like ordering a Banana
Split...you can have it with NUTS.....or Without NUTS!! Either
way...it's still a Banana Split..and it still tastes good!

Everyone's mileage varies on this subject and some other subjects
relating to ULR DX......we can't be everything to everyone...we are
just what we are....a Bunch of Dxers having fun with tiny little
radios. We must be doing something right, as we weren't given much
of a chance to survive when this all gelled 3 Years ago........now
the list sits with just under 900 Members according to Gary DeBock
who informed me of this earlier this week.

Keep having Fun with ULRs....and the rest will take care of itself.

Regards...............ROB VA3SW

Robert VA3SW  (For the ULR AWARDS Committee)

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario


Re: stock is a purists challenge

Peter Laws
 

On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 14:22, Robert S.Ross VA3SW <va3sw@rogers.com> wrote:

Look at it like this......It's sorta like ordering a Banana Split...you can have it with NUTS.....or Without NUTS!! Either way...it's still a Banana Split..and it still tastes good!

No, no. You can't have ULRs without nuts - just look at the
subscribers here!! :-D


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