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Re: my GY log and 100 in 7 quest

Kirk Allen <kirk74601@...>
 

--- In ultralightdx@..., "Carl DeWhitt" <carl_elissa@...>
wrote:

What,s that website you guys
use to calculate your GY distances ? .
Carl,
Here's the link to topaz which can calculate distances from transmitter
to receiver. Look in the left hand column. Enter your coordinates, but
be sure to follow the format they require. The option is there for them
to save your info for future use...it's a very handy website for MW
listings and figuring distances (for NAm stations).
73's,
Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK


Ultralight ....Today's DX....3 New Ones for ULR Log

robert ross
 

Hi Guys:

Been a busy week at work and I never even turned on a radio the entire
week!! Finally got a chance to do some Listening today. 3 New Stations for
the ULR Log, one of which is a New One for the Overall log!!

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


ULR Log Total is now.......................547 Stations heard
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^



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1230 WBVP Beaver Falls, PA. Nov/22/08 0708 EST EE Fair
Male DJ with Talk about Local Services. Gave 2 Different 724 Area Code Phone
Numbers. Talk about Various Services in the area.

RELOG.....But New to ULR LOG # 545 1 KW
ROSS, ONT.
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1260 WPHB Philipsburg, PA. Nov/22/08 1553 EST EE Good
Contuinous Country Music Selections. Break only after every 5 - 6 songs.
Male DJ with Talk. "Country Music Hits wall to wall.....all weekend long on
your Favorite
Station". In for about 1/2 Hour.

RELOG.......But New to ULR LOG # 546 1 KW
ROSS, ONT.
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1230 WMSH Sturgis, MICH. Nov/22/08 1632 EST EE Good
Local Ad for "F&S Electric in both Indiana and Michigan". Gave Phone
Number as 269-651-7907. ID as "Your Home for Spartans Sports AM 1230
ESPN". Into Football Game.

NEW STATION NEW ULR # 547 1 KW
ROSS, ONT.
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73.................ROB.

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

Antique/Vintage Radio Enthusiast
Amateur Radio Stations VA3SW/VE3JFC
Enjoy Ultralight Radio DXing......It's like being a KID again!!

Defy Physics.....Play Table Tennis!! (Ping Pong with an Attitude)
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Re: Distant GY Reception This Morning

Dennis Gibson <wb6tnb@...>
 

I wish I had more viable graveyarders. 1230 is fine. 1240 gets
hammered by a local on 1250 that can be nulled a teeny bit. 1340 is a
local. 1400 is partially useless as my closest station, a regional, is
always just barely on top but can be nulled. 1450 is a strong regional
that can be partially nulled, and 1490 is a local.

Can anyone top that? I hope not.

--- In ultralightdx@..., "John H. Bryant" <bjohnorcas@...>
wrote:

Kirk,

That is a fabulous catch, once again!!! I spent alla last winter
DXing only the Graveyard channels, and the farthest west I got was
one reception in Northeast Arizona... and that was with the Wellbrook
Phased Array and a hotrodded-to-da-max NRD-535. Geez, maybe golf
lessons ARE in my future!

John B.


my GY log and 100 in 7 quest

Carl DeWhitt
 

I got a new station on a GY frquency as follows
WCDT 1340 Winchester,Tn -1906-1907 EST -11.22.08
poor to very poor briefly out of jumble with yl giving legal id
mentioning Franklin County,s radio,station 1340 WCDT Winchester.
I am not sure what kind of distance this.What,s that website you guys
use to calculate your GY distances ? This is not an outstanding
distance by any means.But is a new catch.Another new station caught
trying to log 100 in 7 days.
I also am hearing the 1521 het this evening .But still no audio.
Carl DeWhitt
Walland,Tn.


Re: Gary DeBock Receives Ultralight Radio Founders Award

Dennis Gibson <wb6tnb@...>
 

Gary - you're plenty worthy of the award. If you hadn't been curious
about what the SRF-59 could do, there are more than 100 of us who
would be DX'ing, but we wouldn't be nearly as challenged and not
having as much fun. You recognized the SRF-59 (and later the Sony
SRF-39FP; my favorite) as a DX capable radio that anyone can afford
and available almost anywhere. You made them better for those of us
not able to do that ourselves (at no cost), then you sought out other
small DX capable radios and wrote reviews of them.

I remember reading your review of the SRF-59 not long after it was
posted. The ultralight concept really appealed to me and I bought one
right away. I remember my jaw hitting the ground the first time I
listened to it.

I am grateful to all of you tech types who have come up with the mods
and add ons. They are way beyond my ability to duplicate but really
fascinating to hear about.

Are we having fun yet? You bet we are.

73

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

Hello Guys,

Apparently the multi-talented John Bryant is capable of much
more than
superb organization and fantastic technical innovation-- he also
appears to
be a Master of secret scheming.

It was a total surprise to receive the attractive and unique
Founder
Award, expertly prepared by John, and presented by Guy Atkins last
night. The
secret planning for this group effort was entirely successful,
resulting in
the complete astonishment of the recipient. John created a very
stylish and
memorable Award design (only partially visible in the photo), which
is a
perfect example of his unique creativity. Signatures of 13
prominent Ultralight
DXers (John Bryant, Rob Ross, Kirk Allen, Gil Stacy, Allen Willie,
Guy Atkins,
Nick Hall-Patch, Steve Ratzlaff, Kevin Schanilec, Steve Ponder, Olaf
Haenssler, Russ Edmonds and Mark Gerwlivch) grace the Award, which
are all deeply
appreciated. Thank you all for your signatures, and thanks also to
others
like Joe Miller, who wished to sign but were unable to fax their
signatures to
John. The other 100 members on the Ultralightdx Yahoo team are
referenced in
the Award, and I deeply appreciate the contributions from each of
you, in
creating the exciting Ultralight DXing culture that we enjoy today.

As mentioned previously to John, I feel somewhat unworthy of
such a
high Award, but that certainly will not stop me from prominently
displaying it
on the wall!

Ultralight Radio DXing is certainly a group sensation, fueled
by the
creative efforts of over 100 dedicated hobbyists. Thanks to all
who have
contributed in making our first year so exciting and memorable, and
I feel very
honored to be a part of this innovative, creative team of highly
enthusiastic
DXers.

73 and Best Wishes,

Gary DeBock


Re: Distant GY Reception This Morning

Dennis Gibson <wb6tnb@...>
 

Here's mine; it's already posted on another Yahoo Group that is about
DX. If I'd known my picture was going to be taken I would have shaved.
It's from a conference I attended in Monterey in 2003.

http://www.1240keva.com/abdx/images/Dennis_Gibson.jpg

73

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

Hi Gang,

First of all, I was happy to be able to put faces with Gary and Guy.
Good picture guys. Maybe some of the other members might consider
submitting a mugshot(?)


Re: Het on 1521

bbwrwy
 

Allen:

Thank you for the info. The signal has been audible since before
local sunset again tonight. I'll listen later and see what I hear.

Best of Dxing.

Richard Allen.
 
Hi Richard,
 
That most likely is the het from BSKSA  Duba Saudi Arabia  that
you've been hearing. Out here in the North Atlantic it's just the
opposite  where we can hear full blown and very readible audio from 
them most nights even on an ultralight  
 
It's usually the first DX heard in the afternoons here before it
starts to get dark. It seems to be on all night long so they may not
sign off at all but not sure of that. At times  Saudi Arabia can be so
strong it will block out  WWKB in Buffalo on 1520
 
Regards,
 
Allen Willie
St. John's, Newfoundland 



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Congratulations to Kirk Re:Graveyarder on 1490

Allen Willie
 

 
 couldn't believe my ears this morning. Details are below.

1490, KBLF, Red Bluff, CA, 1513-1530 UTC, 11/22. Audible here with a
decent signal up and down throughout the time frame I've listed.
 
 
Congratulations Kirk on logging the above graveyarder on 1490. I knew that it was just a matter of time before my previous graveyarder  distance record would be surpassed. Well Done ! 
 
Regards,
Allen Willie
St. John's, Newfoundland


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Het on 1521

Allen Willie
 

Have any of you heard BSKSA, Duba? If so, what are it's
characteristics? Does it send a carrier signal during early evening
in eastern North America. What is the stations sign-on time.

Any information would be appreciated. Thanks you.

Richard Allen
36°22'51"N / 97°26'35"W
(near Perry OK)
 
 
Hi Richard,
 
That most likely is the het from BSKSA  Duba Saudi Arabia  that you've been hearing. Out here in the North Atlantic it's just the opposite  where we can hear full blown and very readible audio from  them most nights even on an ultralight  
 
It's usually the first DX heard in the afternoons here before it starts to get dark. It seems to be on all night long so they may not sign off at all but not sure of that. At times  Saudi Arabia can be so strong it will block out  WWKB in Buffalo on 1520
 
Regards,
 
Allen Willie
St. John's, Newfoundland 


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Congratulations to Gary DeBock

Allen Willie
 

 
 
 From the North Atlantic,  Congratulations Gary DeBock on your highly deserved award , your inspirations in developing the Ultralight phenomenon and taking it to new heights in only a year is an amazing accomplishment to be proud of. 
 
Pteviously this week I wrote a write up about my favorite school teacher from many years ago, at the end of it I wrote the following :
 
"It is truly an  honor and privelege to have crossed paths in life with such a wonderful, compassionate and caring individual like   __name__
 
Gary ,  your name  also most appropriately applies to the name blank above. Thanks so much for your insight, compassion for the ultralight DXing hobby and for sharing  it with all of us.
 
 
Sincerely
 
Allen Willie
St. John's, Newfoundland
 
 
 
 


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Re: Distant GY Reception This Morning

bbwrwy
 

Kirk:

Congratulations on hearing KBLF 1490, especially at mid-morning. The
frequency of 1490 kHz has proven a tough one for me to DX and hear
anything other than almost local KMFS.

Good DX and 73's.

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


Re: Distant GY Reception This Morning

Carl DeWhitt
 

--- Kirk:
Cogratulations on the super GY catch on the slider E-100.I will have
to get me one of those !I add my congrats to yours and others for
Gary,s excllent award.
One the anniversary date,I logged 37 stations,38 if i can confirm an
un i.d..I have decided to try for 100 stations in 7 days.My
unofficial count is now up to 59 with most of them relogs but with a
few new ones.
I logged a new frequency for Cuban Radio Reloj -960 at 2112-22114
EST .very poor reception with RR cw i.d.s heard on 11.21.08
I also logged WRVC 930 Huntington,WV(1 kw nights) from 2053-2100 EST
with poor to fair reception with i.d."Espn for the tri-states ,WRVC
930 AM"
heard on 11.21.08

Also another Radio Reloj frequency 870. -from
1921-1923 poor reception with voice i.d. "Radio Reloj' by
om ,possible nx in SS and RR cw i.d.heard on 11.20.08
Also another new one-WVOK 1580-Oxford,Alabama from 1435-1441 with
various ads and i.d. with website.very poor-poor on 11.20.08
Hopefully i will log more new ones as i try for 100 in 7.I am
currently dxing with the stock E-100 and Sony SRF -59 both barefoot
and with the Select-A-Tenna but mostly barefoot.
Carl DeWhitt
Walland,Tn.

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

Hi Gang,

First of all, I was happy to be able to put faces with Gary and
Guy.
Good picture guys. Maybe some of the other members might consider
submitting a mugshot(?) Gary, your award is well deserved!

I couldn't believe my ears this morning. Details are below.

1490, KBLF, Red Bluff, CA, 1513-1530 UTC, 11/22. Audible here with
a
decent signal up and down throughout the time frame I've listed.
Quite separable from KMFS, Guthrie, OK with the e-100 slider.
Playing
adult standard easy listening styled mx. Very clear IDs were copied
at 1516 and 1527. I thought I'd misunderstood that first ID, but
the
one at 1527 confirmed it was correct. Distance from here (Unlimited
Class) is 2214.2 km, 1375 miles.

I've moved my main listening spot to an area in this apartment
that's
further away from the pc. That seems to have helped quite a lot.
This
morning I also added 5 other stations to the ULR log, most of which
are semi-locals that I'd missed so far.
73's and Good DX to All,

Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK


Re: Distant GY Reception This Morning

John H. Bryant <bjohnorcas@...>
 

Kirk,

That is a fabulous catch, once again!!!  I spent alla last winter DXing only the Graveyard channels, and the farthest west I got was one reception in Northeast Arizona... and that was with the Wellbrook Phased Array and a hotrodded-to-da-max NRD-535. Geez, maybe golf lessons ARE in my future!

John B.


At 08:30 PM 11/22/2008 +0000, you wrote:

Hi Gang,

First of all, I was happy to be able to put faces with Gary and Guy.
Good picture guys. Maybe some of the other members might consider
submitting a mugshot(?) Gary, your award is well deserved!

I couldn't believe my ears this morning. Details are below.

1490, KBLF, Red Bluff, CA, 1513-1530 UTC, 11/22. Audible here with a
decent signal up and down throughout the time frame I've listed.
Quite separable from KMFS, Guthrie, OK with the e-100 slider. Playing
adult standard easy listening styled mx. Very clear IDs were copied
at 1516 and 1527. I thought I'd misunderstood that first ID, but the
one at 1527 confirmed it was correct. Distance from here (Unlimited
Class) is 2214.2 km, 1375 miles.

I've moved my main listening spot to an area in this apartment that's
further away from the pc. That seems to have helped quite a lot. This
morning I also added 5 other stations to the ULR log, most of which
are semi-locals that I'd missed so far.
73's and Good DX to All,

Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK



Distant GY Reception This Morning

Kirk Allen <kirk74601@...>
 

Hi Gang,

First of all, I was happy to be able to put faces with Gary and Guy.
Good picture guys. Maybe some of the other members might consider
submitting a mugshot(?) Gary, your award is well deserved!

I couldn't believe my ears this morning. Details are below.

1490, KBLF, Red Bluff, CA, 1513-1530 UTC, 11/22. Audible here with a
decent signal up and down throughout the time frame I've listed.
Quite separable from KMFS, Guthrie, OK with the e-100 slider. Playing
adult standard easy listening styled mx. Very clear IDs were copied
at 1516 and 1527. I thought I'd misunderstood that first ID, but the
one at 1527 confirmed it was correct. Distance from here (Unlimited
Class) is 2214.2 km, 1375 miles.

I've moved my main listening spot to an area in this apartment that's
further away from the pc. That seems to have helped quite a lot. This
morning I also added 5 other stations to the ULR log, most of which
are semi-locals that I'd missed so far.
73's and Good DX to All,

Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK


Re: Gary DeBock Receives Ultralight Radio Founders Award

bbwrwy
 

Congratulations Gary, you richly deserve the award. Also, thanks for
the help you've given me since I joined the ULR fun.

Richard Allen
36°22'51"M / 97°26'35"W


Re: Gary DeBock Receives Ultralight Radio Founders Award

robert ross
 

Guy Atkins wrote:

November 21, 2008 [Puyallup, WA] - As the second year of the exciting ultralight radio (ULR) hobby begins, it's fitting to honor the DXer who started it all - Gary DeBock of Puyallup, Washington. On Friday night, Gary was the surprised recipient of an attractive, framed "Founders Award", beautifully designed and framed by John Bryant and presented by Guy Atkins on behalf of all ULR enthusiasts.









Gary.................Congratulations on the well deserved Award!! .......and thanks to Guy Atkins for the Official Press Release and photo of you and he during the Presentation.

No matter what they tell you..I had nothing to do with it!! AHHAHAHHAAA.......Blame John!! HAHAHAHA......

You da man Gary......hopefully our second year will be even more fabulous!!

I think that Award was signed by all the ULR Heavyweights Gary........so hang it proudly knowing it came from the Heart!!!

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

Robert S. Ross VA3SW
London, Ontario CANADA


Photo of Gary DeBock and Founder's Award

Guy Atkins
 

For those who may not be able to view the embedded photo in the recent
ULR Yahoogroup message about Gary's award, I've added the picture to
the photos section of the group:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ultralightdx/photos/album/222017189/pic/li
st

The album's title is "Gary DeBock Receives Founder's Award".


Gary DeBock Receives Ultralight Radio Founders Award

Guy Atkins
 

November 21, 2008 [Puyallup, WA] - As the second year of the exciting ultralight radio (ULR) hobby begins, it's fitting to honor the DXer who started it all - Gary DeBock of Puyallup, Washington. On Friday night, Gary was the surprised recipient of an attractive, framed "Founders Award", beautifully designed and framed by John Bryant and presented by Guy Atkins on behalf of all ULR enthusiasts.
 
Gary's initiative, drive, and enthusiasm has given dozens and dozens of DXers new-found excitement for DXing. His reception of Japanese stations JOIB (747 kHz) and JOAK (594 kHz) in Puyallup on November 20, 2007 lit a fire in Gary, and he's done all he can to share the excitement with others since then. Gary's numerous articles on ultralight radio and many upbeat, helpful forum postings and emails have encouraged DXers to push the boundaries of what UL radios can accomplish. His discovery of the "slider coil" technique provided a simple way to greatly boost the sensitivity of small radios, helping to make them capable of eyebrow-raising DX formerly expected only of communications receivers.
 
Gary, thank you for almost single-handedly starting a new niche of the DXing hobby, and for your enthusiasm that has spread around the world in only a year!
 

Gary DeBock (right) receives Ultralight Radio Founder's Award from Guy Atkins
 
 


Re: Gary DeBock Receives Ultralight Radio Founders Award

John H. Bryant <bjohnorcas@...>
 

A big fat
CONGRATULATIONS!!!
to Gary for a richly deserved recognition.... what a wonderful thing Ultralighting has become in the lives of many of us... rejuvenating a much-beloved hobby, letting us rewind the clock, or at least the log book, and START OVER.  Life doesn't let you wipe the slate clean very often. Thank you, Gary. When you heard that first NHK station, you could very easily said "Huh, how 'bout that!"  and then gone on with your normally busy life. You didn't and we all have this community of DXers, thanks to your leadership. Bravo!

Also, a huge
WELL DONE!
to the entire ultralightdx membership for managing to 100% keep a secret and let this little surprise play out.  It would have been so easy to accidently screw up and say something, or hit the wrong button as you sent your signatures. Really a great job, folks!

Thanks to all of you who signed the certificate and an apology to those who wished to do so, but either did not possess the technology or who couldn't meet the Draconian time schedule..............  The wording on the certificate ended with the phrase "and all of the more than one hundred members of the ultralightdx community. You were there, too!

John Bryant,
for the Awards Committee 


What am I hearing on 1521 kHz?

bbwrwy
 

For some time I've been hearing what I thought was a het during the
early evening whenever I listen to nearby KOKC 1520. It usually begin
around sunset and eventually fades aways an hour or so later. Last
evening is lasted until 0259:50 UTC when the strong whistle I was
hearing suddenly stopped. It didn't fade out, it simply stopped. I
didn't hear anything audible afterward.

Was I hearing a carrier signal? It's too close to KOKC's 50 kW signal
to separate the two. I've long thought it was from the BSKSA station
at Duba, Saudi Arabia.

Have any of you heard BSKSA, Duba? If so, what are it's
characteristics? Does it send a carrier signal during early evening
in eastern North America. What is the stations sign-on time.

Any information would be appreciated. Thanks you.

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