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ULR LONGWAVE DX......New Country # 13 162 Radio France Inter....Allouis, FRANCE!!!!

robert ross
 

Hi Guys:

A few more things popping through on Longwave Broadcast now. I am using the TECSUN PL-380 with Gary DeBock 7.5 Inch Ferrite LW Antenna.

I have Faint Traces of Audio on 153 Khz and 252 Khz...which I suspect is ALGERIA...but too weak to ID...and they would be RELOGS.

However....I have a FAIR SIGNAL in FRENCH on 162 Khz...that I have just matched up to the Live Webfeed of FRANCE INTER from Allouis, FRANCE!!!


162 France Inter Allouis, FRANCE 2000 KW FRENCH FAIR 3887 Miles/6255 Kms

French Pop Music by Female Singer 0228 -0232 UTC.
Male with French Commentary @ 0232-0248 UTC.

I matched the French Commentary with the Live France Inter Webfeed!!

This is NEW ULR Longwave Country # 13 Heard!!

ULR Longwave Broadcast Station # 9 Heard

And ULR Longwave Station # 116 Heard.

A Great Night for ULR Longwave DX....so I'm heading back upstairs to see what else makes it across the pond!!

73....ROB VA3SW

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA


New U: Graveyarder- 1340 WWPA

John Cereghin <jcereghin@...>
 

After a drought of a few weeks in sitting on 1340, I just got my
second new station in two days:

1340 WWPA Williamsport PA, 2200 on Aug 20, "This is WWPA Williamsport,
a broadcast service of..." (probably Backyard Broadcasting), then back
into the gumbo. Heard on the PL-310 barefoot. A 153-mile catch.

I also got WNCO Ashland OH last night on 1340 for another new log but
that was not on an ultralight.

Ultralight log #785. On to 800!

--
John Cereghin WDX3IAO  KB3LYP
Smyrna, Delaware
My radio page http://wdx3iao.wordpress.com/ (please note NEW site!)
The Ultralight Scoreboard  www.pilgrimway.org/ulradio


ULR Longwave DX....Trans-Atlantic ALERT!!!!! 171 Radio Medi Un...MOROCCO!!!

robert ross
 

Hi Guys:

Doing some more ULR LW DXing and I have the following Station in here right now @ 0150 UTC with a GOOD SIGNAL......

171 Radio Medi UN Nador, MOROCCO 2000 KW 4101 Miles!!! This is a Relog....Heard last Spring also!!

Arabic String Music and Vocals. Female Announcer in FRENCH Between Songs. Into Arabic Percussion and String Music.
Signal Much better than Previously heard and great peaks.

Nothing else being heard yet...but I'm going back upstairs to continue looking. It's still Early!!!

If you have LW Capability on your ULR....Give it a try if you have a good Antenna!!

73...ROB VA3SW

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA


New distance record (for me) on barefoot ultralight Eton G8

Peter 1956
 

Hello all,

Quite parochial by the standards set by others with barefoot ultralights, but I'm in China with a very crowded MW band!

At 01:30 this morning local time (UTC+8) I had live cricket commentary in Hindi of England V India from 612kHz IND AIR Bangalore 4005km (2489 miles)

My usual Indian on 666 kHz had disappeared! 666 IND AIR Delhi 3752km (2331 miles)

Peter Wilson
Shenzhen, China


Re: ULR LongWave DX......2 New Stations including NEW COUNTRY # 12 on Longwave....GERMANY!!

maurits van driessche <mauritsvandriessche@...>
 

I see ,good DX      nice VOA on 1296 khz    2205utc
Maurits

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, August 20, 2011 11:52 PM
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Re: ULR LongWave DX......2 New Stations including NEW COUNTRY # 12 on Longwave....GERMANY!!

 


On 2011-08-20, at 5:50 PM, maurits van driessche wrote:

 

Conditions on MW was good last night ,here in Belgium
Perseus SDR ,Super Kaz antenna
73,
Maurits Van Driessche
Belgium


Hi Maurits:

  Thanks for your comments...Glad to hear things were hopping over there in Belgium too!! I guess that's why I stumbled onto Europe 1......Right Place ...Right Time!!

73....ROB VA3SW 

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA


Re: ULR LongWave DX......2 New Stations including NEW COUNTRY # 12 on Longwave....GERMANY!!

robert ross
 


On 2011-08-20, at 5:50 PM, maurits van driessche wrote:

 

Conditions on MW was good last night ,here in Belgium
Perseus SDR ,Super Kaz antenna
73,
Maurits Van Driessche
Belgium


Hi Maurits:

  Thanks for your comments...Glad to hear things were hopping over there in Belgium too!! I guess that's why I stumbled onto Europe 1......Right Place ...Right Time!!

73....ROB VA3SW 

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA


Re: ULR LongWave DX......2 New Stations including NEW COUNTRY # 12 on Longwave....GERMANY!!

maurits van driessche <mauritsvandriessche@...>
 

Conditions on MW was good last night ,here in Belgium
Perseus SDR ,Super Kaz antenna
73,
Maurits Van Driessche
Belgium
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, August 20, 2011 11:43 PM
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Re: ULR LongWave DX......2 New Stations including NEW COUNTRY # 12 on Longwave....GERMANY!!

 


On 2011-08-20, at 5:06 PM, Kirk wrote:

 

Hi Rob,

Wow! Good going there amigo! Congrats on the new country!! I've a feeling that we're going to have a great MW DX season as well. 73 and hat's off to you.

Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK 



Yeah Kirk...I've been watching you Log some real good stuff ALL Summer long...so it was nice to get some Action early on in the DX Season!! I was expecting to hear nothing but STATIC last night..so I was really floored when Germany came rolling in!! Ya just never know eh???? Turn on the Radio...and if you're in the right place at the right time......

The only problem with all this Longwave DXing FUN...is that it takes time away from my AM BCB DXing!! I have sorta set a short Term Goal of hitting 1,000 ULR AM Stations heard by the end of the year. I am currently sitting at 930 Stations...so I guess I need 70 more by the end of the Year to hit the Grand!! 70 is a Lot of Stations.,...when you have already heard 930....so I think I have my work cut out!! Whether I make it or not....it's gonna be FUN trying!! Thank God I am now retired....I have a feeling I'll be out on the deck Freezing my Keester off ..well into the night this Winter!! HAHAHAHA......Afternoon Naps may be the only thing that pulls me through all this!!

I'm not sure what drives us to do this???? .........It's gotta be a DEFECTIVE GENE!!!" HAHHAHAHHAHA......

73...ROB VA3SW 

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA


Re: ULR LongWave DX......2 New Stations including NEW COUNTRY # 12 on Longwave....GERMANY!!

robert ross
 


On 2011-08-20, at 5:06 PM, Kirk wrote:

 

Hi Rob,

Wow! Good going there amigo! Congrats on the new country!! I've a feeling that we're going to have a great MW DX season as well. 73 and hat's off to you.

Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK 



Yeah Kirk...I've been watching you Log some real good stuff ALL Summer long...so it was nice to get some Action early on in the DX Season!! I was expecting to hear nothing but STATIC last night..so I was really floored when Germany came rolling in!! Ya just never know eh???? Turn on the Radio...and if you're in the right place at the right time......

The only problem with all this Longwave DXing FUN...is that it takes time away from my AM BCB DXing!! I have sorta set a short Term Goal of hitting 1,000 ULR AM Stations heard by the end of the year. I am currently sitting at 930 Stations...so I guess I need 70 more by the end of the Year to hit the Grand!! 70 is a Lot of Stations.,...when you have already heard 930....so I think I have my work cut out!! Whether I make it or not....it's gonna be FUN trying!! Thank God I am now retired....I have a feeling I'll be out on the deck Freezing my Keester off ..well into the night this Winter!! HAHAHAHA......Afternoon Naps may be the only thing that pulls me through all this!!

I'm not sure what drives us to do this???? .........It's gotta be a DEFECTIVE GENE!!!" HAHHAHAHHAHA......

73...ROB VA3SW 

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA


Re: longwave catches

robert ross
 


On 2011-08-20, at 3:40 PM, Allen Willie wrote:

 


Hi Rob and the group

Rob....Congrats on your latest ULR longwave catches from across the Atlantic. Amazing !

I have been checking the longwave band on the larger rig here at times and Poland on 225 has been showing a better signal here lately than it has for some time, you may want to try for that one as well. Another signal that seems to be stronger at various times here lately is Iceland on 189 as well.

Good Hunting

Regards,

Allen Willie
Bristol's Hope,Newfoundland 



Allen...Thanks for the Longwave Tips!!! I actually heard Iceland last Spring on the PL-380...but I'll keep an eye out for it again...as well as POLAND on 225 which I have NOT Heard yet.....maybe I can snag that one on a good Cold Night this Winter!!!! That would be a Nice Catch!!

73....ROB VA3SW

Robert S, Ross 
London, Ontario CANADA


Re: 183 Europe 1 Reception........Distance is........

robert ross
 


On 2011-08-20, at 4:46 PM, Jerry Popiel wrote:

 

Thats pretty amazing Rob, congratulations, other than Beacons I didn't know you could get reception that low in frequency. Which radio were you using, and were you using any kind of antenna?
 
Jerry 


Thanks Jerry..........The radio I was using is a TECSUN PL-380 with a 7.5 Inch External LONGWAVE Loopstick Antenna made by Gary DeBock!! My Nickname for Gary's Antenna Creations that are Glued onto the Cases of Various Radios I now own is...The FRANKENSTEINER"...as they sorta resemble the Bolts that stick out of Frankenstein's Neck!! I would in NO WAY infer that Gary was kind of a "Dr. Frankenstein" in the Antenna World!! HAHAHHAA..


Anyone that has any doubts as to the validity of Gary's Antenna Designs....is truly missing out on some great DX by not using them!!

I have only had the PL-380 with 7.5" LONGWAVE Loopstick in use for about 2 Months. I've had it longer than that.....but haven't used it since April ...so maybe 2 Months of actual use!!


So far I have Logged Longwave Broadcasters from England, Ireland, Iceland, Luxembourg, Morocco, Algeria and now Germany. Other Countries Logged by way of Longwave Aerobeacons are Canada, USA, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and the Caymans.  I have also heard 5 Provinces and 13 States including Florida. All this on a HANDHELD Tecsun PL-380!!! 

I got the Radio very close to the END of the DX Season last Spring.......so it REALLY HASN'T even had a good chance to prove itself!! I think I'm going to be spending a lot of REALLY COLD Evenings out on my back deck wearing my Snowmobile Suit trying to hear some elusive Longwave stations this Winter!!!  After the 100 Degree F Temps we experienced this summer here.....the Minus 30 F is gonna feel refreshing!!! (Especially if I can hear some good stuff!!......and I think the PL-380 can do it!!".

73....ROB VA3SW

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA


Re: ULR LongWave DX......2 New Stations including NEW COUNTRY # 12 on Longwave....GERMANY!!

Kirk
 

Hi Rob,

Wow! Good going there amigo! Congrats on the new country!! I've a feeling that we're going to have a great MW DX season as well. 73 and hat's off to you.

Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK


Re: 183 Europe 1 Reception........Distance is........

jerry_popiel
 

Thats pretty amazing Rob, congratulations, other than Beacons I didn't know you could get reception that low in frequency. Which radio were you using, and were you using any kind of antenna?
 
Jerry 


How Can a Picture be included with a Message?

jerry_popiel
 

Maybe this is for the moderator, but how can a Picture / or what is the procedure to post a Picture with a message? Also in the Photos section, how do you post comments with the pictures? Any comments would be very much appreciated.

Thanks
Jerry


Re: longwave catches

Allen Willie
 

Hi Rob and the group

Rob....Congrats on your latest ULR longwave catches from across the Atlantic. Amazing !

I have been checking the longwave band on the larger rig here at times and Poland on 225 has been showing a better signal here lately than it has for some time, you may want to try for that one as well. Another signal that seems to be stronger at various times here lately is Iceland on 189 as well.


Good Hunting

Regards,

Allen Willie
Bristol's Hope,Newfoundland


Re: 183 Europe 1 Reception........Distance is........

robert ross
 

Hi Guys:

I just checked the Distance on my Recently Reported Reception of Europe 1 (Felsberg, GERMANY) on 183 Khz and the Distance is..........

4025 MILES or 6478 KMs

Not bad for a Handheld ULR!!!

73..ROB VA3SW

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA


ULR LongWave DX......2 New Stations including NEW COUNTRY # 12 on Longwave....GERMANY!!

robert ross
 

Hi Guys:

I had to hit the hay early last night as I was getting up early this morning to go to a Semi-Local Hamfest!! However....On a Lark just before hitting the hay...I decided to have a look around on LONGWAVE and see if any Beacons were popping through the Static........I turned on the TECSUN PL-380 with Gary DeBock Frankensteiner 7.5 Inch Ferrite Loop and started at the bottom of the band @ 153 Khz. As I worked my way up the band I got to 183 Khz and heard AUDIO!!!! As a matter of fact it was a Female speaking FRENCH!!!!! This could only be One Station...and it was strong enough that I could make out some of the words she was saying...even though my French is not good!! Of course this is a TRANS-ATLANTIC Broadcast Station called "EUROPE 1" from Fellsberg, Saarlouis GERMANY!! Although the Transmitter is in GERMANY..they Broadcast in FRENCH!! I have heard this station several times before on the Big Rigs...but this is the First time on a ULR!! Once again one of Gary's amazing DX Machines hauls in a Station from across the Ocean!! For me this was COUNTRY # 12 on ULR's!!!

Farther up the Band I was also lucky to snag a New NDB BEACON for ULR Longwave # 115 Heard!!

I also had a RELOG of the BBC on 198 Khz Longwave.......just those 2 Longwave Broadcasters heard ........nothing else breaking through...but I was sure glad I checked the band...just out of the blue...I really didn't expect to hear much!! I heard these Stations while laying in bed ...I didn't even have to go out on the deck to escape from any inside RF Noise!!!!

I did go and check the Live Webfeed for Europe One.......and sure enough it was them!!!! I just wanted to MAKE SURE it was them!!!

It's only Late August and the Trans-Atlantic Longwave Braodcasters are being heard on a Handheld ULR here in ONTARIO!!! This may be a real Good Longwave DX Season!!!!

Details of the receptions are listed below.........

RADIO USED............TECSUN PL-380 with Gary DeBock Frankensteiner 7.5 Inch Ferrite Loop

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

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA

***************************************************************************************************
183 Europe 1 Fellsberg (Saarlouis), GERMANY Aug/20/11 0220-0300 UTC FRENCH FAIR
Male and Female with French Exchanges..Possible News Items and Commentary @ 0220-0300 UTC.
Musical Interludes between Talks. Nice Signal at times over the 40 Minute Reception!! Checked
the Live Webfeed to confirm it was them!! For some reason the Reception was BETTER on 182
than it was on 183 Khz?? I was using the 1 Khz Filter.....not sure if that was the reason for it
being better on 182 Khz or not???

NEW ULR LW # 114 ULR LW Broadcast Stn # 8 ULR LW Country # 12
2000 KW
ROSS, ONT.
****************************************************************************************************
198 BBC Radio 4 Droitwich, ENGLAND Aug/20/11 0235-0240 UTC ENGLISH FAIR
Male and Female with Talk in ENGLISH. Reading News Items with Mentions of the BBC.
Not as strong as the German Station above.......

RELOG 500 KW
ROSS, ONT.
*****************************************************************************************************
236 4L Chatham, ONTARIO Aug/20/11 0245 UTC 50 Watts
ndb BEACON with ID as "4L" in Morse with Dash after ID.

NEW ULR LW # 115
ROSS, ONT.
*****************************************************************************************************


Re: Oregon Cliff Ultralight DXpedition-- Longwave Loggings

Gary DeBock
 

Hey Kevin,

Thanks for your comments on the Oregon Cliff DXpedition loggings, and
I'm sure that you'll have your own chance to enjoy FSL fun at the beach
before long!

Actually I was thinking about you quite a bit while up on the cliff,
Kevin-- I was using your list of Alaskan NDB's that you received on
your SSB table receiver years ago, as a "target list." The only problem
was that receiving your entire list of Alaskan NDB's at that cliff was
like shooting fish in a barrel, and after that, others were showing up
all over the place! That cliff has some fantastic propagation to
Alaska-- I almost felt like a bush pilot over the Kenai Penninsula.

73, Gary

-----Original Message-----
From: dhsatyadhana <dhsatyadhana@...>
To: ultralightdx <ultralightdx@...>
Sent: Sat, Aug 20, 2011 8:21 am
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: Oregon Cliff Ultralight DXpedition--
Longwave Loggings

 
Hey Gary:

Another fabulous haul! Not sure I will be able to get to the beach
this year to let my FSL run free, but it's great that you are blazing
the trail and finding out what it out there... and it's a lot!

Kevin S
Bainbridgge Island,WA

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

Hello All,

Thanks for the many positive comments on the MP3 recordings of
260-NF,
279-Radio Rossii and the other MP3's posted previously from the
Ultralight DXing sessions on the 400' high cliff on Oregon's ocean
coast this week. The three-day trip was fortunately timed, with
Longwave propagation shifting nicely from one geographical area to
another during the three days. The first day (the 14th) had great
propagation to the five Radio Rossii Longwave stations in Russia's
Far
East, the second day had excellent propagation to the South
Pacific,
while the third day had great propagation to Alaska. A photo of the
Longwave DXing setup on the Oregon beach cliff is posted at
http://www.mediafire.com/i/?0pn16hdnuly4acm

A total of 17 (!) Alaskan NDB's were received and recorded on MP3's
while high up on the cliff, along with 5 Radio Rossii Longwave
TP's, 2
Hawaiian NDB's and 2 Trans-Equatorial South Pacific NDB's (260-NF
and
270-FA). Such awesome LW propagation was quite a change from the
mediocre conditions usually encountered at home (in Puyallup, WA),
where only 6 Alaskans, 1 Radio Rossii and 1 Hawaiian NDB have been
heard on Ultralights. For those interested in the actual signals
of the
above stations at the Oregon cliff site (as enhanced by salt water,
high elevation and a high-gain FSL antenna), the recording links
are
posted below:

153-Radio Rossii Komsomolsk, Russia The third strongest of the
Rossii stations during the trip, its frequency was below the FSL
antenna's tuning range (225-900 kHz), but that didn't really
matter.
It produced vibrant signals on just the 7.5" LW loopstick PL-380
http://www.mediafire.com/?dl0x9q1snbvg9mq

180-Radio Rossii Yelizovo, Russia The weakest of the Rossii
stations, it produced a fair signal on just the 7.5" LW loopstick
on
the exceptional morning of 8-14
http://www.mediafire.com/?uuu03nnrrvcr2i4

189-Radio Rossii Belogorsk, Russia Generally around on all
three
mornings, but not one of the stronger Rossii outlets. Received with
7.5" LW loopstick PL-380 alone
http://www.mediafire.com/?b59la3g155klhb0

209-CYT Yakataga, AK Not one of the stronger Alaskan beacons,
but
helped by the completely clear frequency. Also received
occasionally at
home in Puyallup, this recording was made with the 7.5" LW
loopstick
alone http://www.mediafire.com/?q31rnm6o11j64ce

219-GAV Gustavus, AK Another Alaskan beacon with modest
strength, it
was usually under 218-PR. Occasionally audible at home, it was
received
with a marginal boost from the FSL antenna (which starts providing
full
gain at 225 kHz) http://www.mediafire.com/?kv9colp2k3paapy

229-AKW Klawock, AK Heard only once on the exceptional morning
of
8-16, it suffered badly from 227-CG splatter
http://www.mediafire.com/?bdp0e8s3dsfxw5j
&gt;
233-ALJ Johnstone Island, AK Alaskan super-beacon with awesome
strength on the ocean beach, this monster signal pegged the PL-380
&gt; Ultralight's S/N reading at 25 for the duration
http://www.mediafire.com/?g00hmng3i75xyza . Occasionally heard at
home,
this blowtorch beacon would snarl with 234-Rossii whenever the
Russian
was vibrant.
&gt;
234-Radio Rossii Arman, Russia Received with vibrant signals on
the
exceptional morning of 8-14, it fought a snarling battle with
233-ALJ,
resulting in a loud 1 kHz heterodyne
http://www.mediafire.com/?apw030x3kg31t83

251-OSE Bethel, AK One of the weaker Alaskan beacons, it was
audible
under 251-YCD and the Alaskan weather station only on the
exceptional
morning of 8-16 http://www.mediafire.com/?b4pqfdcccdrquns

260-NF Norfolk Island, Australia Thrilling reception at over
6,500
miles, this South Pacific beacon was received only during the
exceptional morning of 8-15. Pushing aside a weak 260-EU in western
Oregon, the exotic signal was received in fairly bright sunlight
after
sunrise on the beach, breaking the Ultralight NDB-DXing distance
record
http://www.mediafire.com/?ou7vkcj0guw962a
&gt; 266-ICK Annette Island, AK The second strongest Alaskan beacon
both
at home and on the Oregon cliff, it usually was very dominant over
&gt; either a weak 266-VR or equally anemic 266-SL
http://www.mediafire.com/?k3pp86bjp84y7yj

270-FA Apia Upolu, Samoa The second South Pacific beacon
received
on the exceptional morning of 8-15, it had previously been received
with the same radio and antenna one month earlier on the beach at
Lincoln City, Oregon (90 miles to the south). This reception was a
little weaker, probably because the peak South Pacific propagation
for
that morning was used to chase the even more distant 260-NF beacon
a
few minutes earlier. Over 5,000 miles distant, it also was a great
thrill to receive again http://www.mediafire.com/?mxt8a8cgooa7c1o

277-ACE Homer, AK Weakly audible under 279-Radio Rossii
splatter on
the morning of 8-15, it wasn't one of the more vibrant Alaskan
beacons
http://www.mediafire.com/?wu4fq465xds0g7z
&gt; 279-Radio Rossii Yuzhno-Sahkhalinsk, Russia The strongest of
the
&gt; Rossii Longwave TP's and a frequent blowtorch on the Oregon beach
cliff, this awesome signal pegged the PL-380's S/N reading at 25
for
the duration, as the Russian YL sounded like she would melt down
the
Ultralight http://www.mediafire.com/?qnociq928vomp9b

281-CRN Sparrevohn, AK One of the weaker Alaskan beacons, it
was
occasionally heard under splatter from 279-Radio Rossi, or
sometimes
under splatter from fellow Alaskan 283-DUT, as in this recording
on the
exceptional morning of 8-16
http://www.mediafire.com/?d4349gzcre4ywqc

283-DUT Dutch Harbor, AK Fairly vibrant Alaskan beacon from the
crab-fishing port made famous by the "Deadliest Catch" TV program,
this
station could boom in on the Oregon cliff when propagation was
favorable http://www.mediafire.com/?m4q65hrb4iel2bk

332-POA Pahoa, HI Usually fighting it out with semi-local pest
332-LBH in Portland, this Hawaiian beacon could gain the upper hand
when Pacific propagation was good, as during the exceptional
morning of
8-15 http://www.mediafire.com/?jizi5j99zix8xda

353-LLD Lanai, HI This powerful Hawaiian beacon could assume
pest
proportions under favorable Pacific conditions . Usually running
roughshod over weak 353-RNT (the exact opposite of my home
situation)
http://www.mediafire.com/?9beu7dd991akjua
&gt;
358-SIT Sitka, AK Fighting it out with 359-YQZ and another
station
on the exceptional morning of 8-16, this beacon's strength was
decent,
but the frequency was awful
http://www.mediafire.com/?3ibyp577b6feop7

385-EHM Cape Newenham, AK In a real QRM convention with 385-WL,
fellow Alaskan 385-OCC and the Alaskan weather station, this
long-range
beacon still had fairly decent signals during the exceptional
morning
of 8-16 http://www.mediafire.com/?8m698r8bc9b6om1
&gt; 385-OCC Yakutat, AK This Alaskan beacon was often fairly
vibrant,
&gt; but had the Alaskan weather station (and occasionally 385-WL) as
pretty
stiff competition http://www.mediafire.com/?62o9advxic3dtka

391-EEF Sisters Island, AK One of the few Alaskan beacons heard
at
home, this station was generally under splatter from 389-YWB or the
Alaskan weather station on 393 kHz. Occasionally it pushed them
aside,
though, as on the exceptional morning of 8-16
http://www.mediafire.com/?xxgpgrnnfa28jfe

394-RWO Kodiak, AK Another of the stronger Alaskans heard at
home,
this vibrant beacon was always fighting it out with the loud
Alaskan
weather station on 393 kHz, as in this local-like signal which
maxed
out the PL-380's S/N reading at 25
http://www.mediafire.com/?j045zbyxqhj0oph

525-ICW Nenana, AK This was probably the weakest of all the
Alaskan
beacons heard at the Oregon cliff, and would have been completely
inaudible if not for its absolutely clear frequency. Received with
the
8" MW FSL antenna http://www.mediafire.com/?efn25q6a9cvxccn

530-ADK Adak, AK Long-range Alaskan beacon had vibrant signals,
but
usually troubled by domestic TIS stations and 531 South Pacific
heterodynes at the Oregon cliff
http://www.mediafire.com/?cbtl9lvnmcqcdlh

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


Newfoundland Ultralight Radio Trans-Atlantics & Domestics Report August 20

Allen Willie
 

Hello To All,

Propagation conditions have certainly been decent lately. Here are some recent ULR logs from here in the North Atlantic.


Trans-Atlantics

756-GERMANY-Deutschlandfunk various 1:41 UT Aug 20 w/ German talk,operetic singing
864-ARMENIA-Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty 1:52 UT Aug 20 w/ loop recording ID announcement in English
918-SPAIN-R. Intercontinental, Madrid 23:19 UT Aug 20 w/ woman in Spanish, music (fair)
936-IRAN-IRIB1 Urumiyeh 1:49 UT Aug 12 w/ Persian talk & chanting
954-QATAR-QRTC Al Arish 1:53 UT Aug 12 w/ Arabic talk,chanting
963-FINLAND-China Radio /Radio 86 Relay 2:03 UT Aug 19 w/ Russian programming (Good)
981-GREECE-ERA Sport, Athens 23:57 UT Aug 19 w/ Greek language and music ***NEW COUNTRY*** (DF)
981-ALGERIA-Alger Chaine 2, Ouled Fayet 1:35 UT Aug 17 w/ Arabic talk & music
999-SPAIN-COPE Madrid 1:35 UT Aug 17 w/ discussion in Spanish (good)
999-MOLDOVA-Voice of Russia Relay, Maiac 2:10 UT Aug 12 w/ Russian talk
1341-NORTHERN IRELAND-BBC R. Ulster Lisnagarvey 1:38 UT Aug 17 w/ talk about court trial


Domestics

1340-WMDR-Augusta,Maine 7:12 UT Aug 9 w/ religious programming "1340 - The Word" ID
1340-WWNA-Aquadilla,Puerto Rico 7:03 UT Aug 8 w/ Tropical music format, "Radio Una" ID
1360-WKAT-Miami,Florida 7:05 UT Aug 9 w/ Spanish talk format "Radio Luz " ID
1380-WOLA-Barranquitas, Puerto Rico 7:46 UT Aug 11 w/ contemporary music,Spanish talk," Radio Procer"
1450-WNBP-Newburyport,Mass 8:12 UT Aug 11 w/ MOYL format "The Legends"


Receivers: SRF-M37V & SRF-39FP barefoot mode

Good Dx to All

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


Re: Oregon Cliff Ultralight DXpedition-- Longwave Loggings

Kevin Schanilec
 

Hey Gary:

Another fabulous haul! Not sure I will be able to get to the beach this year to let my FSL run free, but it's great that you are blazing the trail and finding out what it out there... and it's a lot!

Kevin S
Bainbridgge Island,WA

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

Hello All,

Thanks for the many positive comments on the MP3 recordings of 260-NF,
279-Radio Rossii and the other MP3's posted previously from the
Ultralight DXing sessions on the 400' high cliff on Oregon's ocean
coast this week. The three-day trip was fortunately timed, with
Longwave propagation shifting nicely from one geographical area to
another during the three days. The first day (the 14th) had great
propagation to the five Radio Rossii Longwave stations in Russia's Far
East, the second day had excellent propagation to the South Pacific,
while the third day had great propagation to Alaska. A photo of the
Longwave DXing setup on the Oregon beach cliff is posted at
http://www.mediafire.com/i/?0pn16hdnuly4acm

A total of 17 (!) Alaskan NDB's were received and recorded on MP3's
while high up on the cliff, along with 5 Radio Rossii Longwave TP's, 2
Hawaiian NDB's and 2 Trans-Equatorial South Pacific NDB's (260-NF and
270-FA). Such awesome LW propagation was quite a change from the
mediocre conditions usually encountered at home (in Puyallup, WA),
where only 6 Alaskans, 1 Radio Rossii and 1 Hawaiian NDB have been
heard on Ultralights. For those interested in the actual signals of the
above stations at the Oregon cliff site (as enhanced by salt water,
high elevation and a high-gain FSL antenna), the recording links are
posted below:

153-Radio Rossii Komsomolsk, Russia The third strongest of the
Rossii stations during the trip, its frequency was below the FSL
antenna's tuning range (225-900 kHz), but that didn't really matter.
It produced vibrant signals on just the 7.5" LW loopstick PL-380
http://www.mediafire.com/?dl0x9q1snbvg9mq

180-Radio Rossii Yelizovo, Russia The weakest of the Rossii
stations, it produced a fair signal on just the 7.5" LW loopstick on
the exceptional morning of 8-14
http://www.mediafire.com/?uuu03nnrrvcr2i4

189-Radio Rossii Belogorsk, Russia Generally around on all three
mornings, but not one of the stronger Rossii outlets. Received with
7.5" LW loopstick PL-380 alone http://www.mediafire.com/?b59la3g155klhb0

209-CYT Yakataga, AK Not one of the stronger Alaskan beacons, but
helped by the completely clear frequency. Also received occasionally at
home in Puyallup, this recording was made with the 7.5" LW loopstick
alone http://www.mediafire.com/?q31rnm6o11j64ce

219-GAV Gustavus, AK Another Alaskan beacon with modest strength, it
was usually under 218-PR. Occasionally audible at home, it was received
with a marginal boost from the FSL antenna (which starts providing full
gain at 225 kHz) http://www.mediafire.com/?kv9colp2k3paapy

229-AKW Klawock, AK Heard only once on the exceptional morning of
8-16, it suffered badly from 227-CG splatter
http://www.mediafire.com/?bdp0e8s3dsfxw5j

233-ALJ Johnstone Island, AK Alaskan super-beacon with awesome
strength on the ocean beach, this monster signal pegged the PL-380
Ultralight's S/N reading at 25 for the duration
http://www.mediafire.com/?g00hmng3i75xyza . Occasionally heard at home,
this blowtorch beacon would snarl with 234-Rossii whenever the Russian
was vibrant.

234-Radio Rossii Arman, Russia Received with vibrant signals on the
exceptional morning of 8-14, it fought a snarling battle with 233-ALJ,
resulting in a loud 1 kHz heterodyne
http://www.mediafire.com/?apw030x3kg31t83

251-OSE Bethel, AK One of the weaker Alaskan beacons, it was audible
under 251-YCD and the Alaskan weather station only on the exceptional
morning of 8-16 http://www.mediafire.com/?b4pqfdcccdrquns

260-NF Norfolk Island, Australia Thrilling reception at over 6,500
miles, this South Pacific beacon was received only during the
exceptional morning of 8-15. Pushing aside a weak 260-EU in western
Oregon, the exotic signal was received in fairly bright sunlight after
sunrise on the beach, breaking the Ultralight NDB-DXing distance record
http://www.mediafire.com/?ou7vkcj0guw962a

266-ICK Annette Island, AK The second strongest Alaskan beacon both
at home and on the Oregon cliff, it usually was very dominant over
either a weak 266-VR or equally anemic 266-SL
http://www.mediafire.com/?k3pp86bjp84y7yj

270-FA Apia Upolu, Samoa The second South Pacific beacon received
on the exceptional morning of 8-15, it had previously been received
with the same radio and antenna one month earlier on the beach at
Lincoln City, Oregon (90 miles to the south). This reception was a
little weaker, probably because the peak South Pacific propagation for
that morning was used to chase the even more distant 260-NF beacon a
few minutes earlier. Over 5,000 miles distant, it also was a great
thrill to receive again http://www.mediafire.com/?mxt8a8cgooa7c1o

277-ACE Homer, AK Weakly audible under 279-Radio Rossii splatter on
the morning of 8-15, it wasn't one of the more vibrant Alaskan beacons
http://www.mediafire.com/?wu4fq465xds0g7z

279-Radio Rossii Yuzhno-Sahkhalinsk, Russia The strongest of the
Rossii Longwave TP's and a frequent blowtorch on the Oregon beach
cliff, this awesome signal pegged the PL-380's S/N reading at 25 for
the duration, as the Russian YL sounded like she would melt down the
Ultralight http://www.mediafire.com/?qnociq928vomp9b

281-CRN Sparrevohn, AK One of the weaker Alaskan beacons, it was
occasionally heard under splatter from 279-Radio Rossi, or sometimes
under splatter from fellow Alaskan 283-DUT, as in this recording on the
exceptional morning of 8-16 http://www.mediafire.com/?d4349gzcre4ywqc

283-DUT Dutch Harbor, AK Fairly vibrant Alaskan beacon from the
crab-fishing port made famous by the "Deadliest Catch" TV program, this
station could boom in on the Oregon cliff when propagation was
favorable http://www.mediafire.com/?m4q65hrb4iel2bk

332-POA Pahoa, HI Usually fighting it out with semi-local pest
332-LBH in Portland, this Hawaiian beacon could gain the upper hand
when Pacific propagation was good, as during the exceptional morning of
8-15 http://www.mediafire.com/?jizi5j99zix8xda

353-LLD Lanai, HI This powerful Hawaiian beacon could assume pest
proportions under favorable Pacific conditions . Usually running
roughshod over weak 353-RNT (the exact opposite of my home situation)
http://www.mediafire.com/?9beu7dd991akjua

358-SIT Sitka, AK Fighting it out with 359-YQZ and another station
on the exceptional morning of 8-16, this beacon's strength was decent,
but the frequency was awful http://www.mediafire.com/?3ibyp577b6feop7

385-EHM Cape Newenham, AK In a real QRM convention with 385-WL,
fellow Alaskan 385-OCC and the Alaskan weather station, this long-range
beacon still had fairly decent signals during the exceptional morning
of 8-16 http://www.mediafire.com/?8m698r8bc9b6om1

385-OCC Yakutat, AK This Alaskan beacon was often fairly vibrant,
but had the Alaskan weather station (and occasionally 385-WL) as pretty
stiff competition http://www.mediafire.com/?62o9advxic3dtka

391-EEF Sisters Island, AK One of the few Alaskan beacons heard at
home, this station was generally under splatter from 389-YWB or the
Alaskan weather station on 393 kHz. Occasionally it pushed them aside,
though, as on the exceptional morning of 8-16
http://www.mediafire.com/?xxgpgrnnfa28jfe

394-RWO Kodiak, AK Another of the stronger Alaskans heard at home,
this vibrant beacon was always fighting it out with the loud Alaskan
weather station on 393 kHz, as in this local-like signal which maxed
out the PL-380's S/N reading at 25
http://www.mediafire.com/?j045zbyxqhj0oph

525-ICW Nenana, AK This was probably the weakest of all the Alaskan
beacons heard at the Oregon cliff, and would have been completely
inaudible if not for its absolutely clear frequency. Received with the
8" MW FSL antenna http://www.mediafire.com/?efn25q6a9cvxccn

530-ADK Adak, AK Long-range Alaskan beacon had vibrant signals, but
usually troubled by domestic TIS stations and 531 South Pacific
heterodynes at the Oregon cliff
http://www.mediafire.com/?cbtl9lvnmcqcdlh

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


Another New TX Sta Logged on 1380

Kirk
 

I scoured the band a little this morning centered on SR and luckily hit another new sta from TX, and on the same freq as yesterday's logging. Hrd on the T-615/SAT. This was a fun DX session this morning.

1380, KWMF, Pleasanton, TX, 1210 UTC, 8/20/11, BOOMING sig here in northern Oklahoma. Amazing this one hadn't been hrd here before now. SS rel pgming w/ many "Nueva Vida" IDs. Checked their online stream and indeed it was them. Totally dominant on this freq from 1225-1240 UTC. This is the 106th TX sta logged in my Okieland logbook and ULR Sta #784-

1320, (tentative), XERJ, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, 1045 UTC, 8/20/11, possibly this one mostly under XECPN, (Coahuila). Hrd "Nueva nueva ranchera" and simply "La Ranchera" slogans more than once. At times hard to distinguish which XE was on top. XECPN had their usual "La Poderosa" IDs and even a jingle. This one's worth following up on asap.

Shortly after hearing the TX rel sta, I tuned to 990 and heard the SAME SONG that I'd just hrd on KWMF! What are the chances of THAT happening? Pretty slim I'd guess. 990 turned out to be a relog of KFCD, Farmersville, TX who also has SS rel pgm'g.

I'd sure recommend that MW DXers brush the cobwebs of their rigs and get under the headphones. There's been some excellent propagation lately. Please let us know what you're hearing.

73 to all!
Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK

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