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A Few New Ones

Kirk Allen <kirk74601@...>
 

Greetings from wind-blown Oklahoma,

Since I don't weigh all that much, I better stay indoors today. The
wind is blowing like ya wouldn't believe here. Awso, but I found the
perfect pasa tiempo for blustery times like this.

Tnx to Gary Wilt who must have been good luck for me in logging this
first station below: (Times/dates listed in UTC) All hrd on the Eton
E-100 slider.

590, R. Musical, Santa Clara, VC, Cuba, 1010-1026, 12/3/08, clscl
instr and choral mx, dissonant mx at first which later came together
more harmoniously thank goodness, ID W 1016.

580, KJMJ, Alexandria, LA, 2253-2302, 12/2, Hrd in the null of WIBW
(Topeka, KS) w/ religious pgm'g. ID'd as "Radio Maria." This is a rel
network I'd never hrd of until last evening.

550, KRAI, Craig, CO, 2331-2350, 12/2, Tnx to Richard Allen's tip a
while back. C&W mx and some ads mentioning Craig, Colorado.

1060, WQMV, Waverly, TN, 0205-0230, 12/3, THANKS to Richard's tip
yesterday, this sta was heard here w/ a decent signal. "Music from
the 60's, WQMV." Listed as only 4 watts night power. I wonder abt the
accuracy of that since they were hrd so solidly here in OK.

1100, KNZZ, Grand Junction, CO, 1427, 12/3, ads promoting Christmas
shopping in that area of CO, W ancr discussed precautionary measures
for dealing with or preventing an avalanch.

Not a new station below, but I want to make mention of this one.

1600, KRVA, Cockrell Hill, TX, 1422, 12/3, booming signal this
morning w/ chatter in what sounded like Vietnamese although I can't
say for sure. I'm really rusty on trying to identify East Asian
languages. I'm curious if any of you guys have hrd this one before.
It really shocked me the first time I logged it.

I'll shut up.
73's Gents,

Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK


GS Ultralight loggings Dec. 2, 2008

Greg Shoom <shoomg@...>
 

Ultralight loggings for Tues. Dec. 2, 2008. All stations logged from Toronto, ON. Dates and times in UTC.

One more station and one more Canadian province added to the ultralight log. Total ultralight count: 213. Total provinces: 3.

990 CBW MB Winnipeg - 02-Dec-2008 2358 UTC - CBC Radio One. CBC Radio ID with frequency given as 89.3. Promo spot for show "As it Happens" coming up in 30 minutes. CBC Radio news show "The World at Six". Astonishingly strong signal - I listened to it for ten minutes and it came in solid and steady with almost "local" quality for most of that time. Programming one hour behind my local time - i.e., "The World at Six" began at 7 p.m. my local time. 50 kW. Sony SRF-59 (Good).

Best,
Greg Shoom
VE3LXL


A Few New Ones

Kirk Allen <kirk74601@...>
 

Greetings All,

I just received an email from Richard saying conditions were really
good last night. I wish now that I would have listened more. After
sending John Bryant a picture of the slider he sent me, he says the
ferrite rod is broken! I guess dummy me should have asked him a bit
sooner about the way the rod droops down. Nevertheless, it is still
outperforming the Eton E-100 with the SAT even w/o utilizing the entire
loopstick! I did catch a few new stations for the ULR log all hrd w/
the broken slider E-100.

1510, KMRF, Marshfield, MO, 2258-2302*, 12/1/08, ending bdcst day, ID
and s/off. Nothing really caught my attention on the freq after they
left the air.

1030, KCPA, Corpus Christi, TX, 1130-1202, 12/2/08, Rel pgm in SP
giving a San Antonio address, ID in EG & bk to EG pgms at 1200.

960, CFAC, Calgary, MB, Canada, 1202-1233, 12/2/08, ESPN pgms I think,
mention of the "Blue Devil Golf Course" in an ad, tough copy. (ULR
station #330)

73's Guys,

Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK


Re: A few ultralight loggings

w2gjw <w2gjw@...>
 

Thanks Kirk. Conditions have been really good the past several nights.
I just wish I could log half of what you've been able to do!

73-
Gary Wilt W2GJW
New Jersey
FN-20wu


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

Gary,

Wow, great going on the latest loggings, especially R. Musical. I
don't
know how many times I've tried to catch that one here to no avail.

73's,
Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK


Re: A Few New Ones

Gary DeBock
 

Hi Kirk,
 
     Even if the Slider loopstick loses a piece of its ferrite bar, as long as you can still peak the coil on the DX station's frequency, it will still operate at near 100% efficiency.  This is because the coil peaking compensates for any loss of inductance due to the missing ferrite piece, resulting in near-optimum performance.
 
     During the summer all three of us (John, Guy and I) experimented with huge loopsticks, (17", 22.5" and 27"), trying to get more sensitivity out of the Slider.  The consensus was that the 7.5" model provided a lot of DX for its size, and that a lot more ferrite really didn't help as much as expected.  So the loss of a piece of ferrite is no big deal for a Slider, as long as you can still peak the DX station's frequency.
 
     73,  Gary DeBock 




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One New One Last Night- WMNA Gretna VA

John Cereghin <jcereghin@...>
 

Got a new one as soon as I turned on the radio last night:

730 WMNA Gretna VA, at 1845, with "Real Country, WMNA" IDs. UL
Station #435. Got them on the E100 but needed the Select-a-Tenna for
help.

John Cereghin
Smyrna DE


Re: A few ultralight loggings

Kirk Allen <kirk74601@...>
 

Gary,

Wow, great going on the latest loggings, especially R. Musical. I don't
know how many times I've tried to catch that one here to no avail.

73's,
Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK

--- In ultralightdx@..., "w2gjw" <w2gjw@...> wrote:

Nov. 26 920KHz WOKY Milwaukee, WI- w/News @ TOH, followed by weather
Nov. 28 590KHZ "La Musical Nacional" Cuba w/Latin music loud ID
Nov. 29 550KHz WDDZ- Rhode Island w/local add for Pawtucket business
Nov. 30 850KHZ KOA Denver, CO "News Radio 850 KOA" w/Denver weather


73 & Good DX
Gary- W2GJW
Sangean DT-200VX
Sony SRF-59
FN-20wu


A few ultralight loggings

w2gjw <w2gjw@...>
 

Nov. 26 920KHz WOKY Milwaukee, WI- w/News @ TOH, followed by weather
Nov. 28 590KHZ "La Musical Nacional" Cuba w/Latin music loud ID
Nov. 29 550KHz WDDZ- Rhode Island w/local add for Pawtucket business
Nov. 30 850KHZ KOA Denver, CO "News Radio 850 KOA" w/Denver weather


73 & Good DX
Gary- W2GJW
Sangean DT-200VX
Sony SRF-59
FN-20wu


GS Ultralight Loggings Nov. 30, 2008

Greg Shoom <shoomg@...>
 

Ultralight loggings for Sun. Nov. 30, 2008. All stations logged from Toronto, ON. Dates and times in UTC.

Three more stations added to the ultralight log. Total ultralight count: 212.

1490 WBTA NY Batavia - 30-Nov-2008 1305 UTC - News. Two IDs. Sunday morning religious program. 1 / 0.71 kW. Sangean DT-400W (Poor)
--> New station for the overall log.

1450 WENI NY Corning - 30-Nov-2008 1323 UTC - Talk or call-in show. Community notices for organizations in Corning. Address given for sending in notices: 21 E. Market St., Corning, NY. No ID, but address given is that of WENI so identity is certain. Long deep fade-outs. 1 / 0.93 kW. Sangean DT-400W (Poor).
--> New station for the overall log.

1240 CJCS ON Stratford - 30-Nov-2008 1738 UTC - Oldies: ELO's "Sweet Talking Woman", Bryan Adams, Paul Simon. ID as "AM 1240 CJCS". 1 kW. Sangean DT-400W (Poor)
--> I actually heard most of this on my car radio (where the signal was fair to good). Had the DT-400W with me, so I got out of the car and tuned it in on that in order to log it on an ultralight. This is a semi-local station but I have not been able to hear it at my home. But just a few miles to the west, it comes in with a usable signal during the day. (For Toronto folks: my home is near Yonge St., and I got this near Keele St. So the edge of CJCS's daytime groundwave coverage appears to be somewhere between those two streets.)

Best,
Greg Shoom
VE3LXL


Re: Another One From the Graveyard and a Modest Proposal

John Cereghin <jcereghin@...>
 


Re: ULTRALIGHT DX...2 NEW ONES at Sunset....The March to # 600 Begins!!

John Cereghin <jcereghin@...>
 


Re: ULTRALIGHT DX...2 NEW ONES at Sunset....The March to # 600 Begins!!

Joseph Miller <radiodxer2000@...>
 

We're pulling and praying for you, Robert. Don't forget with your eleven days off to go for the sunrise DX. Here's three to shoot for:

1110 KFAB - best heard just after WBT goes to daytime
980 WHAW - I know, you have to null local CFPL
1060 R. Educacion - I only hear them once or twice year between
7:00 and 7:30 am in late December

Go Rob, Go Rob, Go Rob

73 de Joe

--- On Sun, 11/30/08, Robert Ross <va3sw@...> wrote:

From: Robert Ross <va3sw@...>
Subject: [ultralightdx] ULTRALIGHT DX...2 NEW ONES at Sunset....The March to # 600 Begins!!
To: ultralightdx@...
Date: Sunday, November 30, 2008, 7:19 PM
Hi Guys:

After a 2 Day Drought with no New Stations heard with
the ULR's......I
managed to squeak out 2 New Stations today at Sunset!!

As I continue my march toward Station # 600 on the
ULR's....I find myself
needing 37 More stations...with just 31 more days to
go....if I want to
accomplish this feat in my First Year of Ultralight
DX'ing!! I began my ULR
Career on JAN/01/2008.....just after Midnight!!

In order to hear #600 by the end of December....I think
I'm going to need a
few CHEERLEADERS from the ULR Ranks .......as I need to
hear at least
1.1935 Stations Per Day.....every day til the end of the
year. A few
hundred stations ago..that would have been NO Problem...but
as I near #
600...I am finding that it is very difficult to hear a New
One EVERY DAY!!
Like I said...I just went 2 Days...with Nothing heard!!

So.......when you go to bed tonight...say a Prayer for
me..and if I get
real lucky and accomplish this feat.....you'll know
that you helped!!
HAHHAA.... Luckily I have 11 Days off work, Leading up to
and Including
Christmas ......so hopefully I can dedicate some Sunset and
Sunrise time to
some serious listening then !! I'm gonna give this a
college try....but
It's gonna be tough!!


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

ULR LOG TOTALS are now..............563 Stations Heard
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^



********************************************************************************************
1310 WIBA Madison, WISC. NOV/30/08 1556 EST EE
GOOD
Green Bay Packers VS Carolina Football @ 1556 EST. ID as
"The Green Bay
Packers Radio Network". Ads. Back to Football Game.
Shown as Only Station
on 1310 for the Packers Network.

RELOG....BUT NEW ULR # 562 5 KW
ROSS, ONT.
********************************************************************************************
1270 WCBC Cumberland, MD. Nov.30/08 1634 EST EE
GOOD
Talk about the "Allegheny College of Maryland"
Basketball game. Local
Ad for "NEW PAGE PRINTING PAPERS" in LUKE, MD.
(Also known as
The Luke Mill Printing Papers).

RELOG......BUT NEW ULR # 563 5/1 KW
ROSS, ONT.
**********************************************************************************************

73....ROB.



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

Antique/Vintage Radio Enthusiast
Amateur Radio Stations VA3SW/VE3JFC
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: ULTRALIGHT DX...2 NEW ONES at Sunset....The March to # 600 Begins!!

Carl DeWhitt
 

--- If anyone can do it ,Robert,you can !The best of luck to you !
I am close to 200 stations logged since i moved here to Tennessee.I
started my log here Oct.8,2008.If i can get moved into our new home
we are buying here in Tennessee soon enough,i might try for 300 or at
least 250 by the end of this year.We are moving soon to
Maryville,Tn.This will probably be my last post from Walland.
Carl DeWhitt
Walland,Tn.

In ultralightdx@..., Robert Ross <va3sw@...> wrote:

Hi Guys:

After a 2 Day Drought with no New Stations heard with the
ULR's......I
managed to squeak out 2 New Stations today at Sunset!!

As I continue my march toward Station # 600 on the ULR's....I find
myself
needing 37 More stations...with just 31 more days to go....if I
want to
accomplish this feat in my First Year of Ultralight DX'ing!! I
began my ULR
Career on JAN/01/2008.....just after Midnight!!

In order to hear #600 by the end of December....I think I'm going
to need a
few CHEERLEADERS from the ULR Ranks .......as I need to hear at
least
1.1935 Stations Per Day.....every day til the end of the year. A
few
hundred stations ago..that would have been NO Problem...but as I
near #
600...I am finding that it is very difficult to hear a New One
EVERY DAY!!
Like I said...I just went 2 Days...with Nothing heard!!

So.......when you go to bed tonight...say a Prayer for me..and if I
get
real lucky and accomplish this feat.....you'll know that you
helped!!
HAHHAA.... Luckily I have 11 Days off work, Leading up to and
Including
Christmas ......so hopefully I can dedicate some Sunset and Sunrise
time to
some serious listening then !! I'm gonna give this a college
try....but
It's gonna be tough!!


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

ULR LOG TOTALS are now..............563 Stations Heard
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^



**********************************************************************
**********************
1310 WIBA Madison, WISC. NOV/30/08 1556 EST EE GOOD
Green Bay Packers VS Carolina Football @ 1556 EST. ID as "The Green
Bay
Packers Radio Network". Ads. Back to Football Game. Shown as Only
Station
on 1310 for the Packers Network.

RELOG....BUT NEW ULR # 562 5 KW
ROSS, ONT.
**********************************************************************
**********************
1270 WCBC Cumberland, MD. Nov.30/08 1634 EST EE GOOD
Talk about the "Allegheny College of Maryland" Basketball game.
Local
Ad for "NEW PAGE PRINTING PAPERS" in LUKE, MD. (Also known as
The Luke Mill Printing Papers).

RELOG......BUT NEW ULR # 563 5/1 KW
ROSS, ONT.
**********************************************************************
************************

73....ROB.



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

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

Defy Physics.....Play Table Tennis!! (Ping Pong with an Attitude)
«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«


ULTRALIGHT DX...2 NEW ONES at Sunset....The March to # 600 Begins!!

robert ross
 

Hi Guys:

After a 2 Day Drought with no New Stations heard with the ULR's......I
managed to squeak out 2 New Stations today at Sunset!!

As I continue my march toward Station # 600 on the ULR's....I find myself
needing 37 More stations...with just 31 more days to go....if I want to
accomplish this feat in my First Year of Ultralight DX'ing!! I began my ULR
Career on JAN/01/2008.....just after Midnight!!

In order to hear #600 by the end of December....I think I'm going to need a
few CHEERLEADERS from the ULR Ranks .......as I need to hear at least
1.1935 Stations Per Day.....every day til the end of the year. A few
hundred stations ago..that would have been NO Problem...but as I near #
600...I am finding that it is very difficult to hear a New One EVERY DAY!!
Like I said...I just went 2 Days...with Nothing heard!!

So.......when you go to bed tonight...say a Prayer for me..and if I get
real lucky and accomplish this feat.....you'll know that you helped!!
HAHHAA.... Luckily I have 11 Days off work, Leading up to and Including
Christmas ......so hopefully I can dedicate some Sunset and Sunrise time to
some serious listening then !! I'm gonna give this a college try....but
It's gonna be tough!!


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

ULR LOG TOTALS are now..............563 Stations Heard
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^



********************************************************************************************
1310 WIBA Madison, WISC. NOV/30/08 1556 EST EE GOOD
Green Bay Packers VS Carolina Football @ 1556 EST. ID as "The Green Bay
Packers Radio Network". Ads. Back to Football Game. Shown as Only Station
on 1310 for the Packers Network.

RELOG....BUT NEW ULR # 562 5 KW
ROSS, ONT.
********************************************************************************************
1270 WCBC Cumberland, MD. Nov.30/08 1634 EST EE GOOD
Talk about the "Allegheny College of Maryland" Basketball game. Local
Ad for "NEW PAGE PRINTING PAPERS" in LUKE, MD. (Also known as
The Luke Mill Printing Papers).

RELOG......BUT NEW ULR # 563 5/1 KW
ROSS, ONT.
**********************************************************************************************

73....ROB.



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

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

Defy Physics.....Play Table Tennis!! (Ping Pong with an Attitude)
«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«


Re: Morning Loggings: One Totally New State

Carl DeWhitt
 

---When i started dxing back in 1962 when i was a kid,i remember
logging WDAY 970 Fargo,North Dakota on a mid sized transistor
portable i borrowed from my parents.I have heard it several times
since and i have a verie from one logging of them i made from when i
was back in Oklahoma.I believe i once caught the station you just
logged.
Carl DeWhitt
Walland,Tn
In ultralightdx@..., "John H. Bryant" <bjohnorcas@...>
wrote:

Except for the Cabin Fever Sprint last March, I've not done any
Ultralighting from Oklahoma until this morning, when I decided to
get
started. I logged ten new stations, most rather easy/normal for
this
area. However, cx seemed particularly good to the North and I
stumbled upon 550-KFYR, Bismark, ND. When I was DXing here as a
kid
(1953-1960), the one Western state that I could NOT get was North
Dakota. They are rather easier now, but this is still my first
one! Really pleased. Also snagged CFFR in Calgary on 660 at the
end
of dawn enhancement.

I also listened for a while to what is rapidly becoming a favorite
station, KROF-960 in the null of our semi-local in Enid. KROF, "The
Gator!" is in Abbeville, southwestern Louisiana and has been coming
in both morning and evening. The format is mostly Classic Cajun
with
a few Classic 50s rock thrown in... They are REALLY authentic and
stream on the web at www.thegator.com What fun!!!


John B.
Stillwater, OK, USA
Rcvrs: Hotrodded NRD-535, Slider e100's
Antennas: Wellbrook Phased Array


GS Ultralight loggings Nov. 29, 2008

Greg Shoom <shoomg@...>
 

Ultralight loggings for Sat. Nov. 29, 2008. All stations logged from Toronto, ON. Dates and times in UTC.

Three more stations added to the ultralight log. Total ultralight count: 209.

1010 WINS NY New York - 29-Nov-2008 0510 UTC - Heard under local CFRB in moments of silence during a talk show on CFRB. Traffic report with mentions of Rockaway, and the Lincoln and Holland tunnels. No ID, but what else could it possibly be? 50 kW. Sangean DT-400W (Very Poor).
--> Relog, but my first time logging it in Toronto.

1240 WNBZ NY Saranac Lake - 29-Nov-2008 1048 UTC - Ad for Iams. Ad for Hallowe'en at Wal-Mart - someone should tell them that it's the end of November. Promo spot for recycling batteries. ID with callsign. Weather forecast. Christmas music (at least they're not playing Hallowe'en music!). 1 kW. Sangean DT-400W. (Fair)
--> New station for the overall log.

1440 WNPV PA Lansdale - 29-Nov-2008 1110 UTC - Talk, weather, ID, and sports news. 2.5 / 0.519 kW. Sangean DT-400W. (Poor).
--> New station for the overall log.

Best,
Greg Shoom
VE3LXL


New State Here Too

Kirk Allen <kirk74601@...>
 

Greetings,
This must have been the morning for hearing new states in OK. I
lucked into a new one myself and unusually late in the morning. I'm
amazed at how far into the morning we're hearing distant stations
lately.

720, KDWN, Las Vegas, NV, 1439-1450 UTC, 11/30. Discussion between a
M and W. Caught an ID by a M ancr at 1446. Very weak but in the
clear. State #31.

Also logged 4 other new stations in KS, AR and MO during the lcl
morning hours.

Joseph Miller, you're doing great up there. You'll be getting station
#100 before ya know it! And JB, you got me listening to
http://960thegator.com/ also! That's some dandy good music there.

Yes, I agree that the GY awards are a great idea. I like Robert's
idea of the tombstone type graphic.

73's Everyone,
Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK


ULR logs for 30 Nov 2008

Joseph Miller <radiodxer2000@...>
 

Warmest greetings on this snow filled day.


All logs in UTC:

2008 950 WWJ Detroit MI, ID winter wx advisory (relog)
2010 990 WDEO Ypsilanti MI, Catholic religious (#73)
2012 1030 WUFL Sterling Heights MI, religious music (#74)
2014 1050 WTKA Ann Arbor MI, NFL, ID "ESPN Radio" (#75)
2020 1070 CHOK Sarnia ON, country music, local ads, stn ID (relog)
2025 1090 WCAR Detroit MI, Catholic programs in ?? language (relog)
2027 1100 WTAM Cleveland OH, Browns football (#76)
2037 1130 WDFN Detroit MI, NBA Detroit & Portland (relog)
2038 1160 WCXI Fenton MI, 1950's style country music (#77)
2042 1160 WYLL Chicago IL, religious (relog)
2045 1200 WCHB Detroit MI, preaching (relog)
2047 1230 WMPC Lapeer MI, Billy Graham Crusade (#78)
2101 1270 WXYT Detroit MI, sports talk (relog)
2102 1310 WDTW Detroit MI, CNN News (relog)
2107 1320 WILS Lansing MI, stn ID, surprised to hear this (#79)
2108 1340 WEXL Royal Oak MI, religious (relog)
2109 1360 WKMI Kalamazoo MI, living with cancer, parallel to on-line
programs (#80)

That's it for now. 73 and enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Joe Miller, KJ8O, Troy, MI


Re: Another One From the Graveyard and a Modest Proposal

John H. Bryant <bjohnorcas@...>
 

Sounds to me like the Graveyard Stations Heard award is a consensus.  I do think that it would make sense to design a special award, with an appropriate graphic.  Give me a week and we'll institute such.

Last winter and Spring here in Oklahoma, I did GY DXing using my 535 and recording every TOH on a particular channel from before SS until after SR. I did that for 5 months - every night - and managed to hear about 120 stations on the 6 GY frequencies, BUT this was with my Wellbrook array....  I think that you were right on, having the Master GY DXer Award at 100.... and I do think that is possible from the NW, but it is sure easier (but still VERY difficult) in the middle of the country.

I gotta say though that durn Kirk Allen has managed to hear farther on the GY channels than I ever did and he was using a stock E100 and a Select-a-Tenna.

ON ANOTHER SUBJECT. 

In my one day of domestic DXing back here, I've decided to try out a new Slider e100 without the selectivity mod. The Murata filtered Slider e100 is so selective that the audio is still less than optimum, even off-tuning 1 kHz.  Its absolutely wonderful on those transoceanic splits, but I think the stock selectivity might just work better doing domestics.  I will do some real-time A/B testing and report (and reread what Gary had to say in his latest article, too.)

John B.
Stillwater, OK, USA
Rcvrs: Hotrodded NRD-535, Slider e100's
Antennas: Wellbrook Phased Array

 



At 04:07 PM 11/30/2008 -0500, you wrote:

John C., John B. and the Group,
 
     Graveyard DXing is kind of a "final frontier" of domestic DX chasers, so as long as the Awards Committee could handle the extra administrative work, I agree with John Cereghin that more recognition should be given for outstanding accomplishments in this area.  The "300 in 30 days" DXers seem to gravitate to the Graveyard after successfully meeting the challenge (no morbid pun intended), since these frequencies typically provide the most productive source of new DX loggings.  In addition, there certainly is a major challenge involved in attempting to sort out multiple ghostly signals in hopes of catching an elusive ID, or identity clue. Logging distant Graveyarders is an extra challenge, on top of the already formidable task of sorting the local maze of ghostly signals.
 
     This type of competition would also possibly spur experimentation on more directional antennas, and other technical innovations.  From the beginning, the theme of Ultralight DXing has always been taking on huge challenges with very simple receivers, and relying on personal skill and determination to make fantastic receptions. I agree with John C. that Graveyard DXing is a special challenge, which needs to be specially recognized and awarded.  100 Graveyard stations logged would be an outstanding accomplishment, perhaps equally formidable (in effort required) to the Master TP, or Master TA DXer award.  It would also be great to have a major Ultralight DXing challenge available for everybody on the North American continent, even those with little hope of chasing TP's or TA's.  It sounds like a super idea, although with my west coast location the Graveyard has little life to offer :>).
 
     73,  Gary