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Re: Problem Child Frequencies

Allen Willie
 

 
Hi Everyone,
 
The frequencies that play havoc with me here are 590,640,800,930,960,1210,1390,1400,1600 all being locals or second harmonics of these
 
Some evnings if the transatlantic splits around these are strong enough , they seem to pull through. I have logged other stations on these frequencies if they happen to go off air for a bit but for the most part , not many have been logged on these frequencies.
 
The bonus I have this far out in the Atlantic is that the big powerhouses from the mainland aren't bothersome or rolling over top like my locals do.I don't usually hear many US stations until about 10:00 PM local time or after as it tends to be mostly transatlantic signals from sunset or earlier occupying the band until then sounding like locals
 
Graveyard frequencies are OK at times but are occupied mostly with  Newfoundland relay stations of the locals for other regional communities.
 
 
Good DX
 
Allen Willie
St. John's, Newfoundland


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Re: Problem Child Frequencies

Dennis Gibson <wb6tnb@...>
 

I have problem child frequencies all right. A little over one mile
from here I have three stations using the same tower, which is quite
rare. Fortunately none is more than 1 KW and all are non-directional.
Those frequencies are 1290, 1340 and 1490. The tower is owned by
KIST-1490, known from 1926 until 1990 as KDB (and from 1997 until
October 28, 2008 as KBKO). I have a fairly strong regional on 1450
(KVEN) that I can null a little bit and a not quite as local but still
local on 1250 (KZER) that I can kinda sorta but not exactly null so
that takes care of 1240. So what do I have for graveyard frequencies?
1230 and 1400. However at night the closest station on 1400 (KKZZ;
about 30 miles away) ever so slightly hovers above the jumble. So I
have one out of six graveyarders; 1230.

The only good thing about this is that it's interesting to see how
well my radios handle those three extremely close stations. They're a
pretty good test of dynamic range, selectivity, and nullability (is
that a word?; if it wasn't it is now). The worst is a Superadio III I
bought about five years ago.

--- In ultralightdx@..., "Kirk Allen" <kirk74601@...> wrote:

Hi Everyone,

I'm sure most of us have our own "problem children" as far as
specific MW frequencies go. You know, those stubborn channels that
just don't want to give up many loggings at all due to any number of
factors. Lcl splatter, overcrowded freqs, noise from cable TV boxes
and computers, et al. One of the worse ones for me is 1580 khz. We
have a semi-local that bdcsts on 1580 from Blackwell, OK, apx. 20
miles west of here. Tonight KOKB was off the air as well as last
night. I've tried to log other stations on that freq for literally
hours and never had any luck until tonight. I managed to catch a
Radio Disney station that held in long enough to get a handle on who
it was:

1580, KMIK, Tempe, AZ, 0455-0515 UTC, 11/10, Radio Disney pgm'g.
Quick ID 0500 and back to Disney. 50 kw, but you couldn't prove that
in the reception here. Poor.

One other new one here:

1350, KDZA, Pueblo, CO, 0809-0830+ UTC, 11/10, Playing my kind of mx-
oldies R&R from the 70's. Another reason I enjoyed listening to this
one was because they had their OWN lcl pgm'g, not another boring
generic network feed. 280 watts night pwr listed. Reception much
better than the 50 kw AZ station on 1580. Topaz has KDZA's format
listed as sports. Not the case at least during my reception. Fair.

Hope you all have a good week and can find some time to twist the
dials. 73,

Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK


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Tonight's ULTRALIGHT Sunset Skip DX.....2 NEW ONES!!

robert ross
 

Hi Guys:

Pretty good conditions to the SouthEast tonight at Sunset .....with lots
of seldom heard stuff coming in from Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.
Heard 2 New Stations for the ULR Log and One of those was NEW to the
OVERALL LOG as well.

Radio Used was ...SONY SRF-T615 With 2 1/2 Foot Homebrew Tuneable Box Loop
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

ULR Log Totals are now................532 Stations Heard.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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

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1190 WVUS Grafton, W.VA. Nov/10/08 1552 EST EE GOOD
David Gates Song..."GoodBye Girl". Male DJ @ 1556 said..."From the Movie
Goodbye Girl". TimeLess Favourites.

NEW STATION NEW ULR #531 4.5 KW/22 Watts Nights
ROSS, ONT.
**********************************************************************************************
820 WWFD Frederick, MD. Nov/10/08 1637 EST EE GOOD
Talk about the Upcoming Washington Capitals Game. ID by Male DJ as
"1500/820 AM Federal News Radio" @ 1638 EST. Male DJ with News items.

RELOG (NEW CALLS) but...... NEW ULR # 532 5/1KW
ROSS, ONT.
************************************************************************************************

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

Robert S. Ross VA3SW
Box 1003, Stn. B.
London, Ontario
CANADA N6A5K1

Antique/Vintage Radio Enthusiast
Amateur Radio Stations VA3SW/VE3JFC
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Re: Classic Country on 1270

John Cereghin <jcereghin@...>
 


Re: Classic Country on 1270

Allen Willie
 

Re: On the way to work this morning, I had a station on 1270 at 0815 EST
with a partial ID that sounded like "WS_S in...North Carolina". No
one in North Carolina has a call close to that. Any ideas? I think
they were playing classic country music, although there was a
Christian station in the mix as well.

John Cereghin
Smyrna DE
 
 
Hi John,
 
Not sure if this is your station  in question  but maybe ? M's sounding like S's
 
1270  WMPM  Southfield, North Carolina
 
 
 
Regards
 
Allen Willie
St. John's, Newfoundland
 

 


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Current Firsts and Records

John H. Bryant <bjohnorcas@...>
 

I've completed updating the Master Firsts and Records List and have uploaded a PDF version to the Files area of dxer.ca. There have been a few new distance records established by Allen Willie and Paul Logan; Allen Willie continues to find MW countries that he has yet t log on his trusty M37V and has added Balearic Islands and the Czech Republic this time. Thankfully, Kirk Allen of Oklahoma also added a fine Unlimited Graveyard Channel record to the list, as well.

Someone made a comment sometime ago, kind of questioning the validity of these loggings as "world records." I think maybe who ever that was has missed the point. There may have been farther distances heard with small radios, somewhere, some time, by somebody. BUT, the ULTRALIGHT Records and Firsts list is the ONLY list in the world of its type and records the high-water marks of achievement of the Ultralight community. No more, no less..... so, these truly are "World" or "Western Hemisphere" records.

I don't think that very many of us look at these things as records of competitiveness, either. I'll wager that Allen Willie would acknowledge that without the support of this community, he would never have set off on his Trans-Atlantic odyssey... the same thing is certainly true where my name appears on that list.... it is truly a record of achievement BY THE ULTRALIGHT COMMUNITY.

Along those lines, we have had a number of 30-Day Ross Challenges and 300 or 400 stations heard achievements lately, with awards given, etc. I want to start formally celebrating those achievements by announcing the awards issued as they happen. I'll begin that effort and catch up on the 175 or so awards issued so far when I get back to Oklahoma in early December.

Lastly, our Western Hemisphere Records are really languishing.... with the Follies, the awards and all of the good general DXing that is happening, we just HAVE to have moved the distance records just a bit as a group... I hope that each of you will look carefully at the attached Current Records and look through your recent loggings. To submit a new record, all you have to do is send me an e-mail, titled so that I'll know its a record submittal... give me the distance (km/miles) and the particulars of the logging...... PLEASE!

As the Holiday Season approaches, I imagine that each of us will find a bit more time to DX.... good luck!!!

John B.


new state logged

Carl DeWhitt
 

I logged a new state here in Tennesse on the E-100 ultralight
barefoot.At 2139 EST on Nov.7,2008 i caught KOA 850 in Denver,Co.with
local talk and call in show and news radio 850 KOA i.d.Reception was
poor.This was my state # 28 here.It is also my fartherest log to the
west yet.
Carl DeWhitt
Walland,Tn


trans-atlantic log

Allen Willie
 

 
 
 
Hi Guys,
 
One more new trans-atlantic logged
 
540 khz - Kossuth Radio, Solt Hungary  11/10/08  4:40 UTC w/ hungarian talk by man , ID,  almost equal signal strength at times  to CBT in Newfoundland on same frequency
SRF-39FP barefoot           Trans-Atlantic # 199   Station # 399 on ULR
 
 
Good DX
 
Allen Willie
St. John's, Newfoundland


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Second TP heard in Oklahoma

bbwrwy
 

This morning I heard JOIB 774, Sapporo, using a SRF-T615 coupled with
a Quantum QX Loop V.2+. At 1107 UTC I heard a woman speaking in
Japanese. Signal faded under WSB 750 and KRMG 740 QRM at 1109. Then
I heard a man speaking in Japanese briefly at 1118 UTC.

It took a very light touch on the tuning and QX (Q-multiplier)
controls of the Quantum Loop to separate JOIB away from WSB and KRMG.
I tried to hear the station with the T615 barefoot, but only heard the
QRM.

Because near-by pest KSPI 780 was already on the air at 1100 UTC, I
didn't try to hear JOUB 774. KSPI had to be operating at full daytime
power.

Unbelievably, there are spring-like thunderstorms overhead now. The
weather seems to get stranger each day.

Good wishes for everyone for your best DX week ever.

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


Re: Problem Child Frequencies

John Cereghin <jcereghin@...>
 

Here in central Delaware, 1210 is my worst- blocked by
WPHT-Philadelphia, which is very difficult to null. 1220 is no
better- I only have two stations logged on 1220. 1090 is tough with
WBAL in Baltimore but I do have two other stations logged. 1080 is
also a dry frequency for me.

1550 is my best frequency, with 12 stations logged.

John Cereghin
Smyrna DE

--- In ultralightdx@..., "Kirk Allen" <kirk74601@...> wrote:

Hi Everyone,

I'm sure most of us have our own "problem children" as far as
specific MW frequencies go. You know, those stubborn channels that
just don't want to give up many loggings at all due to any number of
factors. Lcl splatter, overcrowded freqs, noise from cable TV boxes
and computers, et al. One of the worse ones for me is 1580 khz. We
have a semi-local that bdcsts on 1580 from Blackwell, OK, apx. 20
miles west of here. Tonight KOKB was off the air as well as last
night. I've tried to log other stations on that freq for literally
hours and never had any luck until tonight. I managed to catch a
Radio Disney station that held in long enough to get a handle on who
it was:

1580, KMIK, Tempe, AZ, 0455-0515 UTC, 11/10, Radio Disney pgm'g.
Quick ID 0500 and back to Disney. 50 kw, but you couldn't prove that
in the reception here. Poor.

One other new one here:

1350, KDZA, Pueblo, CO, 0809-0830+ UTC, 11/10, Playing my kind of mx-
oldies R&R from the 70's. Another reason I enjoyed listening to this
one was because they had their OWN lcl pgm'g, not another boring
generic network feed. 280 watts night pwr listed. Reception much
better than the 50 kw AZ station on 1580. Topaz has KDZA's format
listed as sports. Not the case at least during my reception. Fair.

Hope you all have a good week and can find some time to twist the
dials. 73,

Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK


Problem Child Frequencies

Kirk Allen <kirk74601@...>
 

Hi Everyone,

I'm sure most of us have our own "problem children" as far as
specific MW frequencies go. You know, those stubborn channels that
just don't want to give up many loggings at all due to any number of
factors. Lcl splatter, overcrowded freqs, noise from cable TV boxes
and computers, et al. One of the worse ones for me is 1580 khz. We
have a semi-local that bdcsts on 1580 from Blackwell, OK, apx. 20
miles west of here. Tonight KOKB was off the air as well as last
night. I've tried to log other stations on that freq for literally
hours and never had any luck until tonight. I managed to catch a
Radio Disney station that held in long enough to get a handle on who
it was:

1580, KMIK, Tempe, AZ, 0455-0515 UTC, 11/10, Radio Disney pgm'g.
Quick ID 0500 and back to Disney. 50 kw, but you couldn't prove that
in the reception here. Poor.

One other new one here:

1350, KDZA, Pueblo, CO, 0809-0830+ UTC, 11/10, Playing my kind of mx-
oldies R&R from the 70's. Another reason I enjoyed listening to this
one was because they had their OWN lcl pgm'g, not another boring
generic network feed. 280 watts night pwr listed. Reception much
better than the 50 kw AZ station on 1580. Topaz has KDZA's format
listed as sports. Not the case at least during my reception. Fair.

Hope you all have a good week and can find some time to twist the
dials. 73,

Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK


GS Ultralight Loggings Nov. 9, 2008

Greg Shoom <shoomg@...>
 

Ultralight Loggings for Sun. Nov. 9, 2008. All stations logged on a stock Sony SRF-59 from Toronto, ON. Dates and times in UTC.

Two more stations added to the ultralight log. Total ultralight count: 193.

790 CIGM ON Sudbury - 09-Nov-2008 0520 UTC - Sports talk. Ads for Sudbury businesses and mentions of northeastern Ontario. ID as "AM 790 CIGM". (Poor)

790 WAEB PA Allentown - 09-Nov-2008 2055 UTC - Investment talk show or maybe infomercial. ID with location on the hour. Fox news. (Fair)
--> New one for my overall log today, although I heard it on my car radio first before logging it on the SRF-59 after I got home.

Best,
Greg Shoom
VE3LXL


ULTRALIGHT ....Good Sunset Skip Tonight....3 NEW STATIONS!!!

robert ross
 

Hi Guys:

A decent evening for Sunset Skip tonight with 3 NEW Stations Logged for
the ULR Log. One of these is also NEW to the OVERALL LOG as well.

Radio used for these Loggings was...... SONY SRF-T615 with 2 1/2 Foot Tunable BOX LOOP (Homebuilt)
*******************************************************************************************************************************

ULR Radio Log is now..........530 STATIONS HEARD.
****************************************************************

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

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1260 WNSS Syracuse, NY NOV/09/08 1623 EST EE GOOD
Ad for Seneca/Niagara Casino. Ad for University of Buffalo. ID as
"Buffalo Bills Radio Network" Also ID as ESPN Radio. Bills/Pats
Postgame Show.
Beaming East.

RELOG.......But NEW to ULR # 528 5 KW
ROSS, ONT.
****************************************************************************************
1090 WHGG Kingsport, TENN. NOV/09/08 1659 EST EE GOOD
PGM Called "Pro-Life Spectrum" over @ 1658 EST. Female with
Website Info. ID by Male DJ as "WHGG Kingsport" @ 1659 EST.
Into Bible Pgm @ 1700-03 Fade Out. Male Host.

NEW STATION NEW ULR # 529 20 KW Days
ROSS, ONT.
******************************************************************************************
1320 WOBL Oberlin, OHIO NOV/09/08 1731 EST EE GOOD
Bluegrass Pgm, called "BlueGrass Express". Continuous Bluegrass Music.
Break at 1739 with spot for the "Lorain County Chronicle Telegram", a
Local newspaper. Into WOBL WEATHER by Male DJ who gave the Wrong
ID after the Weather!! Apologized and said "Sorry I work at 2 Stations!!"
Back to Bluegrass Express Show @ 1741 EST.

RELOG......But NEW to ULR # 530 1 KW
ROSS, ONT.
********************************************************************************************

73....ROB.



Robert S. Ross VA3SW
Box 1003, Stn. B.
London, Ontario
CANADA N6A5K1

Antique/Vintage Radio Enthusiast
Amateur Radio Stations VA3SW/VE3JFC
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Test Message for Gary DeBock

John H. Bryant <bjohnorcas@...>
 

Gary,

You should have just been notified that "the moderator of ultralightdx" just added you to the group mailing list. I was messing around in the site machinery and your membership, along with that of a long-dormant member who I was trying to eliminate, was deleted. I've just plugged you back in, hence the dumb announcement from yahoo that you just received. I think that everything is all OK now, though you may have to reset your mail preference (Individual e-mails.)

I'll send this directly to you as well as through ultralightdx.

If you don't get the one through ultralightdx in ten minutes or so after the direct one, please message me and I'll try to sort it out.

Sorry for the bother.

John B.


nice link-spanish radio on the web

Carl DeWhitt
 

http://www.web-radio.com/fr_sph.cfm

This has many Spanish language stations in the U.S. as well as latin
countries including calls ,slogans and formats.Both am and fm stations
are included.

Carl DeWhitt
Walland,Tn.


New UL Stations Last Night- #402 and 403

John Cereghin <jcereghin@...>
 

After hitting my 400th UL station a few days ago, the natural
questions is where to look for additional stations. Besides TAs,
gravedigging is the next best thing. I only had 12 graveyard stations
in the UL log so I sat on 1230 last night and got two new ones:

WFVA Fredericksburg VA. A new UL station but a relog overall. #402

WJOI, Norfolk VA, "America's Greatest Music, WJOI, Norfolk". A new UL
station and a new one overall as well. #403 and #756 overall.

Both on the E100 barefoot.

John Cereghin
Smyrna DE


Slider E100 Ultralight- A Daytime DX Dream

Gary DeBock
 

Hello Guys,
 
     John Bryant and I continue to be amazed at the DXing performance of our latest fanatical creation-- the "fully modified" Eton E100 Ultralight, with a 7.5" Sliding Coil ("Slider") loopstick and the Murata CFJ455K5 narrow IF filter (suggested by Guy Atkins).  This hot-rodded Ultralight has DX performance WAY out of proportion to its size.
 
     In noontime daytime DX testing for an upcoming E100 Four Variant Shootout article, the fully modified Slider E100 was able to solidly receive the following:
 
KXLX-700 (Airway Heights, WA) in the null of KIRO-710 ( 210 miles)
KTBI-810 (Ephrata, WA) in the null of KGNW-820 (130 miles)
KPAM-860 (Troutdale, OR) in the null of IBOC slopper KHHO-850 (125 miles)
KALE-960 (Richland, WA) in the null of KJR-950 (175 miles)
KFXX-1080 (Portland, OR) in the null of KPTK-1090 (125 miles)
KAST-1370 (Astoria, OR) in the null of KKMO-1360 (110 miles)
KUTI-1460 (Yakima, WA) in the null of KSUH-1450 (100 miles)
 
     The combination of extreme sensitivity, selectivity and nulling ability makes this compact modified E100 a real DXing wildcat!  By comparison, none of the traditional stock portables here (E1, ICF-2010 or ICF-S5W) were able to make any of these catches, due either to inadequate sensitivity, selectivity or nulling ability.
 
     A full 7-page article describing the Slider loopstick was recently uploaded to DXer.Ca., and the E100 Four Variant Shootout article should be completed shortly.  Already in TP DXing since summer, this little monster has received 70 TP's (here in Puyallup, and at Grayland).  John and I are grinning from ear to ear :>)
 
     73,  Gary 
 
     
 
        




Moratorium on Ultralight Awards and Firsts/Records until December 1

John H. Bryant <bjohnorcas@...>
 

As most of you know, my wife and I are fortunate enough in our retirement to migrate between our long-time home in Oklahoma for winters and springs and our island cottage just south of Vancouver, BC, for the summer and fall of each year. Its that time again... we must head for the South Prairie a week from today. Its a week of packing, a week on the road and a week of settling in (and Thanksgiving in the USA.)

So, I'll be doing the graphics on some well-deserved Ultralight awards today, publishing the latest Firsts and Records and then closing those files until December 1. You may still submit Awards requests to Rob Ross as usual; he will review them and then keep a file for me until I get settled. If you could hold formal submittals for Firsts and Records until December 1, I'd really appreciate it!

John Bryant


GS Ultralight Loggings Nov. 8, 2008

Greg Shoom <shoomg@...>
 

Ultralight Loggings for Sat. Nov. 8, 2008. All stations logged on a stock Sony SRF-59 from Toronto, ON. Dates and times in UTC.

One more station added to the ultralight log. Total ultralight count: 191.

910 WLAT CT New Britain - 08-Nov-2008 2355 UTC - Lively music and talk in Spanish. Frequent IDs as "Mega", "La Mega", and "La Mega nueve diez". Callsign ID in English at 0002: "WLAT New Britain-Hartford". Very strong - completely dominating frequency. 5 kW (Good).
--> New one for my overall log.

Best,
Greg Shoom
VE3LXL