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ULR LONGWAVE DX......Another New Trans-Atlantic just heard!! 216 Radio Monte Carlo....216 Roumoules FRANCE

robert ross
 

Hi Guys:

Wow..what a night for Longwave Trans-Atlantics!!! Just logged another new One from FRANCE!!!!!

This heard on the Tecsun PL-380 ULR with Gary DeBock 7.5 Inch Longwave Ferrite Antenna

216 RMC Radio Monte Carlo Roumoules, FRANCE FRENCH FAIR-GOOD 1400/700 KW

4167 Miles/6707 Kms

Male and Female Announcers speaking FRENCH Alternating Talks @ 0300 UTC Possibly News Items. Laughter and Talk by Male/Female @ 0308 UTC. Then 2 Males Spoke French @ 0309-0315 UTC. Signal got a lot better Between 0309 and 0315 UTC.

Managed to // this to the Live RMC Webfeed between 0310 and 0315 UTC.

NEW STATION

ULR LONGWAVE BC STATION #10 Heard

ULR LW Station # 117 Heard

73........ROB VA3SW

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA


Oregon Beach Cliff Ultralight DXpedition Loggings (8-14 to 8-16)

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,

The chance to combine high elevation with a salt water propagation
advantage has always been fascinating to me, and before the summer
ended I was determined to find an extremely high ocean cliff viewpoint
along the Oregon coast to use as the ultimate Ultralight DU-chasing
venue. Although I would be DXing out in the weather with no chance of
computer assistance or AC power, the opportunity to have the triple
advantage of high elevation, salt water propagation and a high-gain
portable antenna was irresistable. After scouting out various
viewpoints along Highway 101 on the Oregon Pacific coast, I settled on
"Rockwork," an awesome site on a steep cliff high above the ocean beach
in Tillamook County, just south of the Clatsop County border. The
altitude of this site is breathtaking-- a photo of the ocean view is
posted at http://www.mediafire.com/i/?9w83poo77w8wrvc

The plan was to stay at a Cannon Beach (OR) motel for 3 days, and get
up around 0300 local time every morning (1000 UTC) for the 10 minute
drive to the ocean cliff viewpoint. My medium-wave DXing radio
equipment was very basic-- a barefoot Tecsun PL-380 Ultralight radio,
a newly designed 8" diameter Ferrite Sleeve Loop antenna (shown in
the photo link above), and a 5' PVC base. This is a ferrite rod-based
antenna which performs somewhat like an air-core box loop, although
with the advantage of lower noise pickup. This antenna system had been
tested the month before on the ocean beach at Lincoln City (OR) about
90 miles to the south, where it provided the first Ultralight reception
of 666-Noumea, in New Caledonia.

The three day trip would be risky if propagation didn't cooperate, but
fortunately two of the three days were great for DU reception.
765-Radio Kahungunu (a 2.5 kw station in New Zealand) was received for
the first time on Ultralight radios, as well as 684-NZ Rhema on its new
frequency. The usual South Pacific regulars of 603-Waatea, 657-Southern
Star, 675-National Radio (NZ), 738-Tahititi and 891-5AN were all
vibrant, and as usual there were several UnID mysteries to make matters
interesting. Thanks very much to both Tony King of New Zealand and Gary
Deacon of South Africa, who provided information to help confirm
765-Radio Kahungunu's identity. Thanks also to Chuck Hutton and Patrick
Martin for listening to the mystery MP3's, and offering their
suggestions.

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

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

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

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

530 ADK Adak, Alaska Domestic TIS QRM and 531 South
Pacific heterodynes competed with this long-range Alaskan on all 3 days
http://www.mediafire.com/?cbtl9lvnmcqcdlh

531 UnID-DU As usual during my summer beach trips, several UnID
South Pacific stations competed for this frequency, with no clear
winner. The island-like music at the end of the recording could be from
531-PI in New Zealand http://www.mediafire.com/?ukpv2lk8pkuiyf9

567 2YA Wellington, NZ The second strongest of the
National Radio stations, it was frequently troubled by 570 Seattle
splatter http://www.mediafire.com/?f6fcgga7dbre574

576 2RN Sydney, Australia Heard briefly under 570
splatter with typical music on 8-15, // 792 kHz

585 UnID-DU The mystery classic-rock station was back for
another trip, this time playing "A Horse With No Name." Chuck thinks
this may be 2WEB, but the DU English doesn't ever seem to be clear
enough to definitely nail it down
http://www.mediafire.com/?vdytg556d027a7w

594 3WV, NZ-Rhema The Australian big gun and the two low-powered
Rhema stations were apparently fighting it out as usual on the
exceptional morning of 8-15 http://www.mediafire.com/?0nlm7o8ua18km3x

603 Radio Waatea Auckland, NZ Maori-language 5 kw station had
typically strong signals during this trip, including this Polynesian
choral music recorded on the exceptional morning of 8-15
http://www.mediafire.com/?cqf97ce2onnd3on

603 UnID-DU Recorded under Radio Waatea's choral music, this DU
English signal may be one of the 10 kw ABC stations
http://www.mediafire.com/?czkz600jl8paq27

612 4QR Brisbane, Australia Big gun had vibrant signals on the
exceptional morning of 8-15, like other Australians

639 4YW Alexandra, New Zealand This Radio National relay has been
holding down the frequency almost every day during the summer beach
trips, seeming quite unusual for a 2 kw station. Parallel checked with
675-3YA (and identity confirmed) during this trip
http://www.mediafire.com/?py5xy79u61m20i6

639 Radio Fiji One Lautoka, Fiji Mixing with 4YW occasionally
during this trip, but not really competing with the newly dominant "2
kw" station http://www.mediafire.com/?s5tfz6qj6cit7pc

657 2YC Wellington, NZ (Southern Star) Typically vibrant signals
with Christian music were heard throughout this trip
http://www.mediafire.com/?g5n1f19bf2jvhrp

666 Radio New Caledonia Noumea, N.C. Barely a trace of this
station during this August trip, despite decent signals last month. The
same situation was noticed last year at Lincoln City-- those wishing to
log it may wish to schedule a beach trip in July.

675 3YA Christchurch, NZ Strongest of the NZ National Radio
network again--- the earthquake doesn't seem to have caused any issue.
Frequent music and interviews, // 567, 639, 756
http://www.mediafire.com/?5yjvr13fh54an7e

684 NZ-Rhema Gisborne, NZ New frequency for this 5 kw Christian
broadcaster (from 648 kHz last October), and more vibrant than ever. No
sign of co-channel 2KP, even during exceptional Aussie conditions
http://www.mediafire.com/?iqjb9c8ahjhekhb

702 2BL Sydney, Australia Good signals through domestic splatter on
8-15

738 Radio Tahiti Mahina, Tahiti As usual, one of the strongest
South Pacific signals during this trip. French music and interviews,
holding down the frequency quite well over 2NR
http://www.mediafire.com/?00q0cilfv4kfr4v

738 2NR Grafton, Australia A poor second to Tahiti on this
frequency for most of the trip, except for the exceptional Aussie
morning of 8-15

756 1YA Auckland, NZ One again the weakest of the four NZ National
Radio network stations received, and much weaker than its newly vibrant
639 kHz Alexandra parallel

765 Radio Kahungunu Napier-Hastings, NZ Maori-language 2.5 kw
station with frequent Polynesian choral music similar to 603-Waatea
(with which it shares parallel programming at times), the identity of
this station was determined with assistance from Tony King and Gary
Deacon (thanks!) http://www.mediafire.com/?71decp0dtow1gz1

774 3LO Melbourne, Australia Vibrant signals during good
propagation on 8-15 but troubled by 770 Seattle splatter
http://www.mediafire.com/?ct8671dllzvl2cv

792 4RN Brisbane, Australia Music-oriented station had typical
tunes and strong signals during exceptional morning of 8-15, // 576
http://www.mediafire.com/?2i59bilyugp1mms

891 5AN Adelaide, Australia Strong ABC "big gun" with frequent news
and interviews, dominating over weak DU English co-channel
http://www.mediafire.com/?5san48l8aac8rh3

891 UnID-DU Weak sports-oriented co-channel of 5AN audible at low
level in recording above, presumed to be 4TAB in Townsville, Australia

1116 4BC Brisbane, Australia Strong Aussie "big gun" faced equally
strong 1120 Eugene (OR) splatter for most of the trip
http://www.mediafire.com/?21f8rziigtug79g


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

jerry_popiel
 

Thanks  Rob, after ordering all the parts, I just finished  building one of Gary's 7.5 inch Ferrite Rods here in Winnipeg, Canada and re Gary's June 2011 writeup glued  it to the top of my Tecsun PL 380 that I purchased last month.  I'd like to post a picture of it with a message and am looking for some guidance as to how to add the picture to my Post!  Do you know how this can be done?
 
Jerry  


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)

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