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Re: Finally, a Group that shares my Obsession

robert ross
 

On 24/05/2011 4:50 AM, WhoW wrote:
 

I must admit that although I have been an avid ham, swl'r and am dx'er
for many years, I was not aware of the subgenre of "Ultralight DX" until recently. I have been purchasing and enjoying these handheld wonders for about 10 years and at last count have about 25 of these AM/FM radios. If I add in the shortwave capable Ultralights the count goes up to about 35. It is great to find that I am not the only one who finds DXing with these small portables very satisfying. It becomes a "good" obsession trying to find the Holy Grail of Radios. The current crop of Tecsun DSP equipped radios has been a revelation & I am excited about them. I'll be reading the message board with interest and thanks for all those who contribute.
Steve KF2AX


Hello Steve:

 Welcome to the ULR DX Group!!! Nice to have another member with the Disease!!!

Although the Group has only formally been in Existence about 3 and a Half  Years .....a good deal of the members on the list have been DXers for many Decades!! If you check out the Archives you will find a lot of Useful Info pertaining to the Group and DXing with Ultralights. You can also look back at old messages and follow the progression of the list.

If you like Little DX Magnets........this is the place to be!!

Welcome aboard..........

73...ROB VA3SW (For the ULR AWARDS Committee)

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA


Finally, a Group that shares my Obsession

Steven Pomponio
 

I must admit that although I have been an avid ham, swl'r and am dx'er
for many years, I was not aware of the subgenre of "Ultralight DX" until recently. I have been purchasing and enjoying these handheld wonders for about 10 years and at last count have about 25 of these AM/FM radios. If I add in the shortwave capable Ultralights the count goes up to about 35. It is great to find that I am not the only one who finds DXing with these small portables very satisfying. It becomes a "good" obsession trying to find the Holy Grail of Radios. The current crop of Tecsun DSP equipped radios has been a revelation & I am excited about them. I'll be reading the message board with interest and thanks for all those who contribute.
Steve KF2AX


Re: Retread

Stuart
 

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

Sorry, it was the Logitech S220 2.1 that made all the buzzing noise.

Kevin

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

Hi all:

I went on a computer speaker hunt, trying to find a decent-sounding, low-noise set-up. I purchased the Logitech S120 2.0 for about $22, which sounds great, but the wall wart (and internal electronics?) RF noise/buzzing made it profoundly unusable for AM listening. So, unless you only listen to FM, I would steer clear of that unit. My daughter was glad to take it off my hands for her laptop, though :-)

I finally found a set-up in a thrift store that runs on 12 VDC, which I feed with a small power supply, and it works great. It's a Cambridge PCWorks unit:
http://www.amazon.com/Cambridge-SoundWorks-PCWorks-Multimedia-Computer/dp/B000068PJG
It's been discontinued, but I see them frequently on eBay. I would imagine that there are other units that run off of about 12 VDC that would work as well.

Kevin S
Bainbridge Island, WA

--- In ultralightdx@..., "skpounds14" <skpounds14@> wrote:

Do you have a model number on the Logitechs? Walmart only has a $23 pair w/subwoofer on their website. Logitech's at Amazon.com - http://amzn.to/iYfPcJ

Thx,
Keith


Keith, you might try out the smallest conventional, analog (not USB) powered computer speakers from Logitech; under $12 in Walmart here on the ConUS. They're dark gray-black, have an AC cord that leads directly into the left speaker (no wall-wart) and have no hum when output from netbooks, ULRs and my ATS-909. They feel solid, sound very good to me and are inexpensive and uncomplicated.


Stu M.
Listening to Logitech S-120's. (P/N 880-000065) right now, quieter than anything I've ever used. No wallwart, 100mA draw, too. Good luck.


Stu M.


Re: Retread

Kevin Schanilec
 

Sorry, it was the Logitech S220 2.1 that made all the buzzing noise.

Kevin

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

Hi all:

I went on a computer speaker hunt, trying to find a decent-sounding, low-noise set-up. I purchased the Logitech S120 2.0 for about $22, which sounds great, but the wall wart (and internal electronics?) RF noise/buzzing made it profoundly unusable for AM listening. So, unless you only listen to FM, I would steer clear of that unit. My daughter was glad to take it off my hands for her laptop, though :-)

I finally found a set-up in a thrift store that runs on 12 VDC, which I feed with a small power supply, and it works great. It's a Cambridge PCWorks unit:
http://www.amazon.com/Cambridge-SoundWorks-PCWorks-Multimedia-Computer/dp/B000068PJG
It's been discontinued, but I see them frequently on eBay. I would imagine that there are other units that run off of about 12 VDC that would work as well.

Kevin S
Bainbridge Island, WA

--- In ultralightdx@..., "skpounds14" <skpounds14@> wrote:

Do you have a model number on the Logitechs? Walmart only has a $23 pair w/subwoofer on their website. Logitech's at Amazon.com - http://amzn.to/iYfPcJ

Thx,
Keith


Keith, you might try out the smallest conventional, analog (not USB) powered computer speakers from Logitech; under $12 in Walmart here on the ConUS. They're dark gray-black, have an AC cord that leads directly into the left speaker (no wall-wart) and have no hum when output from netbooks, ULRs and my ATS-909. They feel solid, sound very good to me and are inexpensive and uncomplicated.


Stu M.


Re: Retread

Kevin Schanilec
 

Hi all:

I went on a computer speaker hunt, trying to find a decent-sounding, low-noise set-up. I purchased the Logitech S120 2.0 for about $22, which sounds great, but the wall wart (and internal electronics?) RF noise/buzzing made it profoundly unusable for AM listening. So, unless you only listen to FM, I would steer clear of that unit. My daughter was glad to take it off my hands for her laptop, though :-)

I finally found a set-up in a thrift store that runs on 12 VDC, which I feed with a small power supply, and it works great. It's a Cambridge PCWorks unit:
http://www.amazon.com/Cambridge-SoundWorks-PCWorks-Multimedia-Computer/dp/B000068PJG
It's been discontinued, but I see them frequently on eBay. I would imagine that there are other units that run off of about 12 VDC that would work as well.

Kevin S
Bainbridge Island, WA

--- In ultralightdx@..., "skpounds14" <skpounds14@...> wrote:

Do you have a model number on the Logitechs? Walmart only has a $23 pair w/subwoofer on their website. Logitech's at Amazon.com - http://amzn.to/iYfPcJ

Thx,
Keith


Keith, you might try out the smallest conventional, analog (not USB) powered computer speakers from Logitech; under $12 in Walmart here on the ConUS. They're dark gray-black, have an AC cord that leads directly into the left speaker (no wall-wart) and have no hum when output from netbooks, ULRs and my ATS-909. They feel solid, sound very good to me and are inexpensive and uncomplicated.


Stu M.


Re: Retread

skpounds14 <skpounds14@...>
 

Do you have a model number on the Logitechs? Walmart only has a $23 pair w/subwoofer on their website. Logitech's at Amazon.com - http://amzn.to/iYfPcJ

Thx,
Keith

Keith, you might try out the smallest conventional, analog (not USB) powered computer speakers from Logitech; under $12 in Walmart here on the ConUS. They're dark gray-black, have an AC cord that leads directly into the left speaker (no wall-wart) and have no hum when output from netbooks, ULRs and my ATS-909. They feel solid, sound very good to me and are inexpensive and uncomplicated.


Stu M.


Newfoundland Ultralight Radio Trans-Atlantics & Domestics Report May 21-22

Allen Willie
 

Hello To All,

Decent evening once again here in the North Atlantic with good propagation from Africa and the Middle East which lasted until around at least 1:30AM local time this morning . Three new stations were added during the evening to our ULR logs.


684-SPAIN-Radio Nacional 1 Sevilla, 23:59UT/21 political talk in Spanish
855-SPAIN-Radio Nacional Torre de Cotillas, 00:20UT/22 Spanish talk (Strong)
1008-CANARY ISLANDS-R. Punto, Las Palmas 00:18UT/22 two men in Spanish
1017-SPAIN-Radio Nacional various 00:14UT/22 woman in Spanish
1026-IRAN-IRIB1 Tabriz 00:12UT/22 Chants (very good)
1035-PORTUGAL-Star FM Belmonte 23:58UT/21 ID, Chanson D'Amour song
1053-LIBYA-R. Jamahiriya, Tripoli 1:04UT/22 Arabic music & talk
1089-ENGLAND-Talksport Radio,Brookmans Park 23:58UT/21 Sports talk (Like Local) //1053
1116-IRAN-IRIB1 Bandar Lengeh, 00:25UT/22 Chants with crowd response //1026,1278 ***NEW*** (AW)
1125-SPAIN-R. Nacional various 00:10UT/22 Spanish teletalk //1107 (Like A Local)
1134-IRAN-IRIB1 Bojnord, 00:30UT/22 Chants
1170-UNITED ARAB EMIRATES-R. Sawa, Al Dhabbaya 00:07UT/22 song in Arabic
1188-IRAN-R. Payam,Tehran 23:57UT/21 man & woman in Persian talk
1197-MOROCCO-RTM B Agadir 00:22UT/22 Chants by man, Arabic talk
1251-LIBYA-Voice of Africa, Tripoli 23:55UT/21 Arabic music & talk
1278-IRAN-IRIB1 Kermanshah, 23:55UT/21 Persian talk & music,ment. Iran (Very Strong) ***NEW***(DF)
1296-ENGLAND-Radio XL 1296 AM-Langley Mill 00:10UT/22 Indian language programming
1314-UNITED ARAB EMIRATES-R. Farda Al Dhabbaya 23:54UT/21 Arabic talk,pop music
1332-IRAN-R. Tehran, Tehran 00:26UT/22 Persian string music,talk
1341-NORTHERN IRELAND-BBC Ulster, Lisnagarvey 00:08UT/22 talk about Spanish demonstrations
1413-SPAIN-R. Nacional Jaen 00:08UT/22 woman in Spanish
1431-DJIBOUTI-R. Sawa, Arta 23:53UT/21 Arabic pops
1440-SAUDI ARABIA-General Arabic Programme, Dammam 23:53UT/21 woman in Arabic (mixing with Luxembourg Relay)
1440-LUXEMBOURG-KBS Korea Relay via Marnach 23:52UT/21 DXing program in English
1521-SAUDI ARABIA-BSKSA Duba 23:50UT/21 Arabic talk by man & woman
1530-SAO TOME – VOA Relay, Pinheira 3:50UT/22 Talk in English on Palestinian situation (very good)
1566-BENIN-Transworld Radio Conotou 3:35UT/22 "This is Transworld radio AM 1566" in English, Lively music,African language followed
1575-SPAIN-SER various 4:02UT/22 Spanish talk by two men //1485 ***NEW*** (AW)
1575-UNITED ARAB EMIRATES-R. Farda, Al Dhabbaya 23:50UT/21 Arabic music,talk (very strong)


Receivers: SRF-M37V, SRF-39FP , SRF-59 barefoot

Good DX

Allen Willie & Dianne Froude
Bristol's Hope,Newfoundland
47:43N 53:11W
http://nldxers.110mb.com


Re: Newfoundland Ultralight Radio Trans-Atlantics & Domestics Report May 20-21

Peter 1956
 

Hello,

Congrats once again on your logs...although I suspect that any Scots on here might be touchy about you saying that Radio Scotland is from ENGLAND!

;)

Peter, China

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

Hello To All,

Very good Dxing conditions here in the North Atlantic the past couple of evenings and especially last evening and early this morning with the following audible.
Three new stations for the ULR log as well as a new state (Indiana) State # 36 and also a possible new Distance record for the records list for both World and Western Hemisphere categories @ 250 watts barefoot. I have sent an email off to WCFO 1160 in East Point Georgia as mentioned below to confirm whether they were indeed on nighttime power of 160 watts


810-ENGLAND-BBC Scotland,Burghead 1:01UT/21 talk about a play
864-FRANCE-France Bleue Paris Villebon-sur-Yvette 00:50UT/21 French talk & music
909-ENGLAND-BBC 5 Live,Moorside Edge 00:28UT/21 talk about regimes in the world
909-MOROCCO-RTM B Safi, 00:29UT/21 Arabic music & chants ***NEW*** under BBC
970-WZAN-Portland ,Maine 7:38UT/21 talk about WWF Wrestling
972-GERMANY-NDR Info, Hamburg 1:00UT/21 woman w/ news in German
981-ALGERIA-Alger Chaine 2, Ouled Fayet 00:57UT/21 Arabic music & talk
990-CKGM-Montreal,Quebec 4:12UT/21 Sport & NHL talk (under CBY)
1008-CANARY ISLANDS-R. Punto Las Palmas 2:14UT/21 Spanish commentary
1017-GERMANY-SWR Wolfsheim 00:57UT/21 man & woman in German
1026-IRAN-IRIB1Tabriz 00:27UT/21 Persian music & talk
1030-WBZ-Boston,Mass 4:23UT/21 Weather Forecast, ID
1035-PORTUGAL-Star FM Belmonte , 00:51UT/21 Bob Dylan song,ID
1044-SPAIN-SER Santander, Monte Igueldo 00:26UT/21 Spanish teletalk (Very Good)
1050-WEPN-New York,NY 4:21UT/21 Basketball talk,ESPN ID
1053-LIBYA-R. Jamahiriyah,Tripoli 00:18UT/21 Arabic talk woman (mix w/ England)
1080-IRAN-IRIB1 Abadan 00:20UT/21 Chants & music
1089-ENGLAND-Talskport Radio, Brookmans Park 2:23UT/20 Talk about marriage //1053
1090-WBAL-Baltimore,Maryland 4:18UT/21 Kohler Generator Ad,ID
1130-WBBR-New York,NY 2:20UT/20 Bloomberg 11-30 ID, Ads
1134-SPAIN-R. Nacional various 00:56UT/21 Spanish talk,music program
1160-BERMUDA-VSB3 Hamilton 6:45UT/20 BBC News

1160-WCFO-East Point,Georgia 5:29UT/21 "Talk of the Town ID" Atlanta's Home for Imus in the Morning" CBS News,Legal ID **NEW** (Awaiting station email return for proper power output confirmation ) could be New ULR Distance Records for World & West Hemisphere @ 250 watts barefoot) (This one says 160 watts nighttime (1882 miles)

1170-Unidentified 00:07UT/21 Traffic,Queen song English talk (tentative Magic 1170 England)
1170-Unidentified 4:25UT/21 David Masters talk show ? (Good)
1180-WHAM-Rochester,NY 4:26UT/21 Legal ID, talk show
1179-ROMANIA-Romania Actualitati, Galbeni-Bacau 00:00UT/21 Romanian talk,American pop song
1206-FRANCE-France Info Bordeaux-Neac 2:18UT/20 man in French talk
1215-ENGLAND-Absolute Radio, various 00:17UT/21 pop songs,ID
1251-LIBYA-Voice of Africa,Tripoli 2:18UT/20 Arabic talk & music
1260-WMKI-Boston,Mass 7:35UT/21 Disney ID's ,promos
1290-VENEZUELA-YVLF R. Puerto Cabello 6:47UT/20 man in Spanish /ID
1296-SPAIN-COPE Valencia 00:05UT/21 two men in Spanish talk
1314-UNITED ARAB EMIRATES-R. Farda, Al Dhabbaya 23:30UT/20 Arabic talk ,ID
1341-NORTHERN IRELAND-BBC R. Ulster Lisnagarvey 00:05UT/21 "95.5FM,1341AM ,Live on the Web" ID Music show
1370-WDEA-Ellsworth,Maine 2:17UT/20 Red Sox baseball game
1377-FRANCE-France Info, Lille-Camphin en Carembault 2:15UT/20 French talk & promos (Like A Local)
1413-SPAIN-R. Nacional, Jaen, 00:55UT/21 man in Spanish (Very Strong)
1422-GERMANY-Deutschlandfunk Heusweiler 23:28UT/20 German talk,Bob Dylan music feature
1431-DJIBOUTI-R. Sawa Arta 23:20UT/20 man in Arabic talk (good)
1470-WLAM-Lewiston,Maine 4:44UT/21 True Oldies Channel ID,oldies
1503-IRAN-IRIB1 Bushehr 2:13UT/20 man & woman in Persian talk
1521-SAUDI ARABIA-BSKSA Duba, 2:40UT/20 Arabic music & talk (Like a Local)
1530-WCKY-Cincinnati, Ohio 4:43UT/21 ESPN Sports Center ,talk
1539-UNITED ARAB EMIRATES-VOA Relay 00:22UT/21 two men talk about Afghanistan in Arabic
1557-FRANCE-France Info Nice-Fontbonne 00:25UT/21 French talk,African music feat.
1570-CJLV-Laval,Quebec 4:47UT/21 French talk,oldies
1575-UNITED ARAB EMIRATES-R. Farda Al Dhabbaya 23:21UT/20 Arabic pops (Good)
1620-WDND-South Bend,Indiana 7:28UT/21 ESPN Radio, sports scores ***NEW** (NEW STATE)

Receivers: SRF-M37V & SRF-39FP barefoot

Good DX

Allen Willie
Bristol's Hope,Newfoundland
47:43N 53:11W
http://nldxers.110mb.com


Newfoundland Ultralight Radio Trans-Atlantics & Domestics Report May 20-21

Allen Willie
 

Hello To All,

Very good Dxing conditions here in the North Atlantic the past couple of evenings and especially last evening and early this morning with the following audible.
Three new stations for the ULR log as well as a new state (Indiana) State # 36 and also a possible new Distance record for the records list for both World and Western Hemisphere categories @ 250 watts barefoot. I have sent an email off to WCFO 1160 in East Point Georgia as mentioned below to confirm whether they were indeed on nighttime power of 160 watts


810-ENGLAND-BBC Scotland,Burghead 1:01UT/21 talk about a play
864-FRANCE-France Bleue Paris Villebon-sur-Yvette 00:50UT/21 French talk & music
909-ENGLAND-BBC 5 Live,Moorside Edge 00:28UT/21 talk about regimes in the world
909-MOROCCO-RTM B Safi, 00:29UT/21 Arabic music & chants ***NEW*** under BBC
970-WZAN-Portland ,Maine 7:38UT/21 talk about WWF Wrestling
972-GERMANY-NDR Info, Hamburg 1:00UT/21 woman w/ news in German
981-ALGERIA-Alger Chaine 2, Ouled Fayet 00:57UT/21 Arabic music & talk
990-CKGM-Montreal,Quebec 4:12UT/21 Sport & NHL talk (under CBY)
1008-CANARY ISLANDS-R. Punto Las Palmas 2:14UT/21 Spanish commentary
1017-GERMANY-SWR Wolfsheim 00:57UT/21 man & woman in German
1026-IRAN-IRIB1Tabriz 00:27UT/21 Persian music & talk
1030-WBZ-Boston,Mass 4:23UT/21 Weather Forecast, ID
1035-PORTUGAL-Star FM Belmonte , 00:51UT/21 Bob Dylan song,ID
1044-SPAIN-SER Santander, Monte Igueldo 00:26UT/21 Spanish teletalk (Very Good)
1050-WEPN-New York,NY 4:21UT/21 Basketball talk,ESPN ID
1053-LIBYA-R. Jamahiriyah,Tripoli 00:18UT/21 Arabic talk woman (mix w/ England)
1080-IRAN-IRIB1 Abadan 00:20UT/21 Chants & music
1089-ENGLAND-Talskport Radio, Brookmans Park 2:23UT/20 Talk about marriage //1053
1090-WBAL-Baltimore,Maryland 4:18UT/21 Kohler Generator Ad,ID
1130-WBBR-New York,NY 2:20UT/20 Bloomberg 11-30 ID, Ads
1134-SPAIN-R. Nacional various 00:56UT/21 Spanish talk,music program
1160-BERMUDA-VSB3 Hamilton 6:45UT/20 BBC News

1160-WCFO-East Point,Georgia 5:29UT/21 "Talk of the Town ID" Atlanta's Home for Imus in the Morning" CBS News,Legal ID **NEW** (Awaiting station email return for proper power output confirmation ) could be New ULR Distance Records for World & West Hemisphere @ 250 watts barefoot) (This one says 160 watts nighttime (1882 miles)

1170-Unidentified 00:07UT/21 Traffic,Queen song English talk (tentative Magic 1170 England)
1170-Unidentified 4:25UT/21 David Masters talk show ? (Good)
1180-WHAM-Rochester,NY 4:26UT/21 Legal ID, talk show
1179-ROMANIA-Romania Actualitati, Galbeni-Bacau 00:00UT/21 Romanian talk,American pop song
1206-FRANCE-France Info Bordeaux-Neac 2:18UT/20 man in French talk
1215-ENGLAND-Absolute Radio, various 00:17UT/21 pop songs,ID
1251-LIBYA-Voice of Africa,Tripoli 2:18UT/20 Arabic talk & music
1260-WMKI-Boston,Mass 7:35UT/21 Disney ID's ,promos
1290-VENEZUELA-YVLF R. Puerto Cabello 6:47UT/20 man in Spanish /ID
1296-SPAIN-COPE Valencia 00:05UT/21 two men in Spanish talk
1314-UNITED ARAB EMIRATES-R. Farda, Al Dhabbaya 23:30UT/20 Arabic talk ,ID
1341-NORTHERN IRELAND-BBC R. Ulster Lisnagarvey 00:05UT/21 "95.5FM,1341AM ,Live on the Web" ID Music show
1370-WDEA-Ellsworth,Maine 2:17UT/20 Red Sox baseball game
1377-FRANCE-France Info, Lille-Camphin en Carembault 2:15UT/20 French talk & promos (Like A Local)
1413-SPAIN-R. Nacional, Jaen, 00:55UT/21 man in Spanish (Very Strong)
1422-GERMANY-Deutschlandfunk Heusweiler 23:28UT/20 German talk,Bob Dylan music feature
1431-DJIBOUTI-R. Sawa Arta 23:20UT/20 man in Arabic talk (good)
1470-WLAM-Lewiston,Maine 4:44UT/21 True Oldies Channel ID,oldies
1503-IRAN-IRIB1 Bushehr 2:13UT/20 man & woman in Persian talk
1521-SAUDI ARABIA-BSKSA Duba, 2:40UT/20 Arabic music & talk (Like a Local)
1530-WCKY-Cincinnati, Ohio 4:43UT/21 ESPN Sports Center ,talk
1539-UNITED ARAB EMIRATES-VOA Relay 00:22UT/21 two men talk about Afghanistan in Arabic
1557-FRANCE-France Info Nice-Fontbonne 00:25UT/21 French talk,African music feat.
1570-CJLV-Laval,Quebec 4:47UT/21 French talk,oldies
1575-UNITED ARAB EMIRATES-R. Farda Al Dhabbaya 23:21UT/20 Arabic pops (Good)
1620-WDND-South Bend,Indiana 7:28UT/21 ESPN Radio, sports scores ***NEW** (NEW STATE)

Receivers: SRF-M37V & SRF-39FP barefoot

Good DX

Allen Willie
Bristol's Hope,Newfoundland
47:43N 53:11W
http://nldxers.110mb.com


Re: Retread

Stuart
 

--- In ultralightdx@..., "skpounds14" <skpounds14@...> wrote:

...
Also I'd like to go to sleep with the radio at night and need some small speakers to hook up to the radio. Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Keith

Keith, you might try out the smallest conventional, analog (not USB) powered computer speakers from Logitech; under $12 in Walmart here on the ConUS. They're dark gray-black, have an AC cord that leads directly into the left speaker (no wall-wart) and have no hum when output from netbooks, ULRs and my ATS-909. They feel solid, sound very good to me and are inexpensive and uncomplicated.


Stu M.


Re: Retread

Kevin Schanilec
 

Hi Keith:

The digital Sony model is probably the SRF-M37W. It is fairly sensitive and has great sound through headphones (IMHO), but it has quite broad selectivity and issues with images, so not necessarily the best Ultralight for urban areas. However, Allen Willie in Newfoundland exclusively uses one, and has heard a jaw-dropping amount of DX with it. It is covered in the Shootouts and Gallery in Folder 1 - Start Here" in the Files section here on the Group.

As for speakers, I have found many little add-on speakers are quite noisy, either because they have a wall adapter that gives off a lot of RF noise, or the component in the amplifier circuit are noisy. This includes speaker designed for computers. I found a little set of speakers with no amplifier - just the speakers - and they work pretty well. They will not fill a room with sound, but are serviceable, especially next to my head as I drift off. I don't believe the M37W or many other Ultralights have sleep timers, although the Tecsun PL-300/310/380 and others have a timer.

Hope this helps - Kevin S
Bainbridge Island, WA

--- In ultralightdx@..., "skpounds14" <skpounds14@...> wrote:

Someone at Amazon.com mentioned for $10 more than the SRF59 there was a Sony model that had digital tuning. Anyone know which model that might be?

Also I'd like to go to sleep with the radio at night and need some small speakers to hook up to the radio. Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Keith


Re: Retread

skpounds14 <skpounds14@...>
 

Someone at Amazon.com mentioned for $10 more than the SRF59 there was a Sony model that had digital tuning. Anyone know which model that might be?

Also I'd like to go to sleep with the radio at night and need some small speakers to hook up to the radio. Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Keith

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

I'm one of those old geezers that used to DX the AM broadcast band with an All American 5 back in my high school days in the late 50's. Reading about the results you guys have been having with these new radios whet my curiousity. Today I bought an SRF59 on closeout at a local drugstore along with a pack of batteries. Tried it out walking home and must say I was blown away by it. I have never heard an AM radio of its size with that much sheer performance. I cannot abide that dinky tuning knob and impossible to read dial so mine will be installed in a cigar box and outfitted with a fancy Pilot vernier dial. For any serious DX'ing I will have to take it on Safari to a nearby park. There is entirely too much signal loss and anthropomorphic noise in my concrete and steel building.

It will be very interesting to see what stations I can pick up here in Honolulu where everyone but locals are at least 2500 miles away!

73 es DX,

'Bear' NH7SR


Re: Newfoundland Ultralight Radio Trans-Atlantics & Domestics Report May 16-17-18

dave_hackwell <dave_hackwell@...>
 

Great list as always ..... I was also surprised how early you had my local Gold Manchester on 1458 !

Dave
N.W. England

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

Hello Everyone,

We are still having decent DX sessions here in the North Atlantic considering the longer daylight hours and solar activity up and down lately. The logs below are a combined effort over the past three evenings of the stronger signals audible here in Bristol's Hope


549-ALGERIA-Alger Chaine 1, Les Trembles 00:40UT/18 man in Arabic talk
560-WGAN-Portland,Maine 3:25UT/17 Ads,promos,news promo,ID
756-GERMANY-Deutschlandfunk,various 00:42UT/18 Classical music
819-SPAIN-R. Euskadi, San Sebastian 23:32UT/16 Spanish or Basque talk woman
864-FRANCE-France Bleue Paris Villebon-sur-Yvette 00:42UT/18 French pop music & talk
936-IRAN-IRIB1 Urumiyeh 00:43UT/18 Persian talk by man
1044-SPAIN-SER San Sebastian, Monte Igueldo 00:50UT/16 Spanish teletalk
1089-ENGLAND-Talksport Radio, Brookman's Park 00:10UT/16 talk about discussions between countries (Lile A Local)
1160-BERMUDA-VSB3 Hamilton, 3:30UT/17 BBC News read by woman
1179-ROMANIA-Romania Actualitati, Galbeni-Bacau 00:03UT/18 news in Romanian
1188-IRAN-R. Payam,Tehran 00:45UT/18 Persian talk & music (Good)
1215-ENGLAND-Absolute Radio,various 00:45UT/16 show promo,contest promo,ID
1260-SPAIN-SER Murcia, 23:26UT/17 Spanish talk by man (Good)
1278-FRANCE-France Bleue,Selestat 23:26UT/17 French talk, "Venus" by Shocking Blue
1287-SPAIN-SER various 00:02UT/18 news in Spanish(good)
1296-ENGLAND-Radio XL 1296 AM , Langley Mill 23:26UT/17 Indian lang program
1314-SPAIN-R. Nacional various 00:12UT/16 Spanish talk by man (R. Farda UAE underneath)
1341-NORTHERN IRELAND-BBC Ulster,Lisnagarvey 00:12UT/16 talk on Middle East
1377-FRANCE-France Info, Lille-Camphin en Carembault 00:14UT/16 Jazz music (Like A Local)
1386-SPAIN-Euskadi Irratia, Bilbao 00:47UT/16 woman in Basque talk (Like A Local)
1413-SPAIN-R. Nacional, Jaen 00:12UT/16 Spanish talk (Like a Local)
1422-ALGERIA-R. Culture,Alger 00:00UT/18 news in French
1422-GERMANY-Deutschlandfunk, Heusweiler 3:12UT/18 man w/ news in German (Very strong)
1431-DJIBOUTI-R. Sawa, Arta 00:48UT/16 Arabic pop music,ID (Good)
1458-ENGLAND-Gold Manchester,Ashton Moss 23:04UT/17 classic songs,ID
1476-SPAIN-Euskadi Irratia Biribilondo 00:00UT/18 woman w/ news in Basque (Good)
1503-IRAN-IRIB1 Bushehr 23:57UT/17 chants & talk in Persian
1530-ROMANIA-Romania Actualitati, various 1:30UT/16 musical program //1152
1530-SAO TOME-VOA Relay Pinheira, 3:23UT/17 English news (mixing with WCKY)
1521-SAUDI ARABIA-BSKSA Duba 00:13UT/16 woman in Arabic talk (Like A Local)
1548-ENGLAND-BBC Bristol, Mangotsfield 3:32UT/17 Football talk (Like A Local)
1570-CKLV-Laval,Quebec 3:24UT/17 French pop songs,talk
1575-UNITED ARAB EMIRATES-R. Farda Al Dhabbaya 23:57UT/17 Arabic pops,ID
1602-SPAIN-Euskadi Irratia R. Vitoria , Cerro Estibaliz 23:24UT/17 Spanish jingle ID,music


Receivers: SRF-M37V, SRF-39FP, SRF-59 barefoot


Good DX

Allen Willie
Bristol's Hope, Newfoundland
47:43N 53:11W
http://nldxers.110mb.com


Re: Update on FS antenna project

Paul V Birke PEng <nonlinear@...>
 

Dear Kevin

yes ferrites on the outside ends using two sides sticky tape, 3 tapes per end

hole to be drilled out each end to take the pickup ferrite rod  (3 amidon 1/2" by 8" rods in series)

so flat ferrites on top each end and pickup in the middle

best Paul



From: dhsatyadhana
To: ultralightdx@...
Sent: Fri, May 20, 2011 10:10:21 AM
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: Update on FS antenna project

 

Hi Paul:

I am also continuing to work on a FS antenna, and am collecting up the pieces needed for a larger one. This product from US Plastics looks very interesting... and big! Will that be the form around which you put the ferrites and coil, or will everything go inside of it?

Thanks -Kevin S
Bainbridge Island, WA

--- In ultralightdx@..., Paul V Birke PEng wrote:
>
> Dear Michael
>
>
>
> 15 Gallon Opaque White Closed Top Shipping Container 14 1/2" Diameter x 26 1/2"
>
> is now on order from US Plastics.
> best wishes
> Paul
>



Re: Update on FS antenna project

Kevin Schanilec
 

Hi Paul:

I am also continuing to work on a FS antenna, and am collecting up the pieces needed for a larger one. This product from US Plastics looks very interesting... and big! Will that be the form around which you put the ferrites and coil, or will everything go inside of it?

Thanks -Kevin S
Bainbridge Island, WA

--- In ultralightdx@..., Paul V Birke PEng <nonlinear@...> wrote:

Dear Michael



15 Gallon Opaque White Closed Top Shipping Container 14 1/2" Diameter x 26 1/2"

is now on order from US Plastics.
best wishes
Paul




________________________________
From: Michael <michael.setaazul@...>
To: ultralightdx@...
Sent: Thu, May 19, 2011 2:00:00 AM
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Re: New Sangean DT-400W


Thanks for the update, Paul. I look forward to reading how it looks and
performs.

Michael UK


Re: Finally, a new station to add to my log....#262 - WOKY Milwaukee.

Brian Miller
 

--- In ultralightdx@..., "Jerry" <brianalexmiller@...> wrote:

Hey everyone!

I listen to the BCB everyday and night at some point, but I haven't logged anything new in awhile, so I was happy to log something new for the first time in several weeks.

Around 0655 EDT this morning, I logged WOKY, a C&W station in Greenfield, WI (Milwaukee).

It came through on my Tecsun PL-606 with a male announcer giving a bit of local news including something to do with Reba McEntire, then he spoke about the new Pirates of the Caribbean film opening today before giving a time check and then I heard him give the call letters and the signal dropped completely.


-Brian Miller

Berkley MI USA
btw - That's 920 kHz - WOKY "The Wolf"


Finally, a new station to add to my log....#262 - WOKY Milwaukee.

Brian Miller
 

Hey everyone!

I listen to the BCB everyday and night at some point, but I haven't logged anything new in awhile, so I was happy to log something new for the first time in several weeks.

Around 0655 EDT this morning, I logged WOKY, a C&W station in Greenfield, WI (Milwaukee).

It came through on my Tecsun PL-606 with a male announcer giving a bit of local news including something to do with Reba McEntire, then he spoke about the new Pirates of the Caribbean film opening today before giving a time check and then I heard him give the call letters and the signal dropped completely.


-Brian Miller

Berkley MI USA


Update on FS antenna project

Paul V Birke PEng <nonlinear@...>
 

Dear Michael


15 Gallon Opaque White Closed Top Shipping Container 14 1/2" Diameter x 26 1/2"
is now on order from US Plastics.
best wishes
Paul


From: Michael
To: ultralightdx@...
Sent: Thu, May 19, 2011 2:00:00 AM
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Re: New Sangean DT-400W

 

Thanks for the update, Paul. I look forward to reading how it looks and performs.

Michael UK



Re: Retread

Albert
 

Welcome Bear, Have been to Maui twice in the last couple of years. Cant wait to get back and do a little ULDXing there.

Big Al N0CEK

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

I'm one of those old geezers that used to DX the AM broadcast band with an All American 5 back in my high school days in the late 50's. Reading about the results you guys have been having with these new radios whet my curiousity. Today I bought an SRF59 on closeout at a local drugstore along with a pack of batteries. Tried it out walking home and must say I was blown away by it. I have never heard an AM radio of its size with that much sheer performance. I cannot abide that dinky tuning knob and impossible to read dial so mine will be installed in a cigar box and outfitted with a fancy Pilot vernier dial. For any serious DX'ing I will have to take it on Safari to a nearby park. There is entirely too much signal loss and anthropomorphic noise in my concrete and steel building.

It will be very interesting to see what stations I can pick up here in Honolulu where everyone but locals are at least 2500 miles away!

73 es DX,

'Bear' NH7SR


Re: Retread

robert ross
 

On 19/05/2011 8:31 PM, qrpbear wrote:
 

Robert,

Thanks for the welcome. DXing is going to be a bit of challenge here. I have 19 local AM broadcast stations within a 20 mile radius of me!
73,

'Bear' NH7SR



Wow....19 Locals.....that's as bad as New York City!!! I take it you are in Honolulu??? I have 3 Locals here...and think I'm hard done by!! HAHHAHAA....

73....ROB VA3SW

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA

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