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Re: Quantum QX-Pro Loop with E100 slider?

John H. Bryant <bjohnorcas@...>
 

Brandon,

Your plans for the Universal plexy radio stand as a Slider Mounting board sound great.   When you finish an experimentation cycle, I sure hope that you will give us a brief write-up and photos. (GREAT THINKING, BY THE WAY.... I hadn't thought of one of those plexy stands... just an excellent idea!)

I might suggest that you hook the Quantum Loop directly to the existing stock ferrite bar first and see how that works for you (there are a couple of articles about that on dxer.ca) You will loose the varicoupler aspect of the Slider+Ext. Antenna, but you will have a much bigger antenna hooked fairly efficiently through the stock ferrite bar.... If you are in an area with a lot of broadcast stations, you may get overloading... or you may not... If you do, the Slider as Varicoupler is the answer of course....

I guess what I'm saying is that you ought to take a couple of baby steps rather than one giant leap... since we are all still kijnd of feeling our ay along here.

ANYWAY, welcome aboard!!!

Sorry for the rushed response... I've kind of fallen into doing a 7-Day Ross Challenge and I gotta get back to the dials :>)

John B. 









At 08:35 PM 12/4/2008 -0500, you wrote:

Hello Bcdx.org,
 
     Thanks for your post, and welcome to Ultralight DX fun.
 
     The designers of the slider E100's (John Bryant and I) have experimented with coupling external antennas to the slider loopstick ferrite bar by using an inductive coupling system, where a BNC connector runs to a small coil of wire on the ferrite bar, on the side opposite the coil.  This not only allows the effective use of high gain external antennas like EWE's, K9AY's and beverages, but the slider coil can still be used as a preselector, filtering out unwanted image and spurious signals.in urban and suburban areas.  In such cases, the high gain of the external antenna "swamps" the slider loopstick RF pickup, so that there is no incompatibility or "competition" between the two antenna systems.  John's fine article posted on dxer.ca., "Slider e100 as a Varicoupler" gives full details.
 
     To my knowledge, nobody has yet tried this slider E100 inductive coupling system with a smaller antenna, like the Quantum QX-Pro Loop.  This is one area of experimentation that is still uncertain. The 7.5" loopstick slider E100 by itself is capable of great sensitivity, as any owner knows.  During summer experimentation, experimental 17", 22.5" and 27" ferrite bars generally didn't provide the hoped-for great sensitivity benefits over the 7.5" models. After building your slider E100 and testing it out with the Quantum QX-Pro Loop, you may also discover that the 7.5" model provides a lot of "bang for the buck." But we certainly would be interested to know your results, either way.  Good luck on your slider project.
 
     73,  Gary DeBock
 
 
 
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Re: A Few New Ones

Dennis Gibson <wb6tnb@...>
 

At first I was going to say that I'd like to have a couple of hours
with the power off. After I thought about it I decided I wouldn't. I'd
find out how many stations I can't hear due to high noise levels and
get frustrated because as an apartment dweller there's not much I can
do about it.

73

--- In ultralightdx@..., "bbwrwy" <richarda@...> wrote:

Congratulation on the new stations logged Kirk. Yes it was a windy
day, which resulted in a long power outage here. But it was a good
day for daytime DX of stations in Minnesota, Iowa and the Dakotas.
The best I've encountered since the 1980's.

Here are my logging for the 24-hours from 2200 UTC on 12/2/08:
1230 WHIR Danville KY 2302 UTC 12/2/08 SRF-T615
1230 KFPW Fort Smith AR 2306 UTC 12/2/08 E100
1230 KKPC Pueblo CO 2333 UTC 12/2/08 E100
1270 KFLC Fort Worth TX 0054 UTC 12/3/08 E100
1280 XEAW Monterrey NL MEX 0103 UTC 12/3/08 E100
680 KKYX San Antonio TX 1320 UTC 12/3/08 SRF-T615
710 KEEL Shreveport LA 1330 UTC 12/3/08 SRF-T615
810 KSWV Santa Fe NM 1407 UTC 12/3/08 SRF-T615
1250 KBRF Fergus Falls MN 1523 UTC SRF-T615
1270 KNWC Sioux Falls SD 1554 UTC 12/3/08 E100
1350 WCMP Pine City MN 1625 UTC 12/3/08 E100
1100 WZFG Dilworth MN 1723 UTC 12/3/08 E100

Heard a station on 880 kHz signing off in English at 2215 UTC (1715
EST), 12/2/08. I didn't catch the full call sign, but it began with
the letters "WR". I found a Spanish language station WRRZ, Clinton
NC, signs off at 2215. However, it might be WRFD, Columbus-
Worthington OH, but I don't when they close down for the day. Can
anyone help?

After six straight days of hearing JOAB 594 at local sunrise, the
frequency was silent this morning. All that was audible were hets on
783 and 972 kHz and they were silent by 1200 UTC.

Heard Glas Hrvatske 1134 at 0223 12/3/08, but didn't listen long
because of the KMOX HD noise. Also, heard the carrier on 1521 kHz
until it went silent at 0259:45 UTC.

I hope everyone has a good DXing night.

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


Re: Protective Case for E100 Slider Radios

Gary DeBock
 

Thanks Guy,
 
      It looks like the perfect DXpedition travel solution for the plastic-frame slider E100.  I'll certainly investigate more about it!
 
     73,  Gary    




Quantum QX-Pro Loop with E100 slider?

Brandon Jordan <bcdx.org@...>
 

Hi folks. I am finally jumping in on the ultralight craze and
yesterday evening I ordered everything needed to make an E100
slider. It hit me today that I have one of the older model Quantum
QX-Pro ferrite antenna, the one with a 15" ferrite bar. What would
be the best option of using this with the E100 slider? My first
though would be to feed the QX-Pro output to the slider external
antenna input. I am just concerned that the signal from the 7.5"
slider antenna would degrade the nulling capacity of the QX-Pro. Any
thought on this?

As to my slider design, I think I am going with a design more
similar to John Bryant's. Instead of a wood frame, I am going to use
one of the plastic slanted portable radio mounts from Universal.
There will be enough clearance above the E100 at the top of the
mount to come up with some method of attaching the loopstick. I also
order one of the lazy susan base thingies from C. Crane that will
hold the plastic radio mount, and am thinking of mounting this onto
a nice wood platform and adding 360 degree markings around the edge
of the lazy susan for DF. Maybe mount a nice compass on the wood
platform to align everything properly. I am also thinking of
mounting a BNC connector on the verticle back part of the plastic
mount for the external antenna input.

If anyone has any suggestions or advice, I would sure appreciate
anything. I am especially interested on coming up with the best way
to utilize the large Quantum QX-Pro antenna. Thanks!


Re: Ultralight TP's for 12-04-08

bbwrwy
 

I also heard JOUB 774 at 1100 UTC today on a barefoot SRF-T615. The
signal strength was fair, with QRM by WBBM and XEMF 780. The only
other possible TP's were hets on 828 and 972 kHz.

JOAB 594 which had been audible at local sunrise the past few mornings
was silent today.

I can't believe I can hear NHK stations in Oklahoma. I hope it
continues.

Good DX everyone.

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


Re: Quantum QX-Pro Loop with E100 slider?

Gary DeBock
 

Hello Bcdx.org,
 
     Thanks for your post, and welcome to Ultralight DX fun.
 
     The designers of the slider E100's (John Bryant and I) have experimented with coupling external antennas to the slider loopstick ferrite bar by using an inductive coupling system, where a BNC connector runs to a small coil of wire on the ferrite bar, on the side opposite the coil.  This not only allows the effective use of high gain external antennas like EWE's, K9AY's and beverages, but the slider coil can still be used as a preselector, filtering out unwanted image and spurious signals.in urban and suburban areas.  In such cases, the high gain of the external antenna "swamps" the slider loopstick RF pickup, so that there is no incompatibility or "competition" between the two antenna systems.  John's fine article posted on dxer.ca., "Slider e100 as a Varicoupler" gives full details.
 
     To my knowledge, nobody has yet tried this slider E100 inductive coupling system with a smaller antenna, like the Quantum QX-Pro Loop.  This is one area of experimentation that is still uncertain. The 7.5" loopstick slider E100 by itself is capable of great sensitivity, as any owner knows.  During summer experimentation, experimental 17", 22.5" and 27" ferrite bars generally didn't provide the hoped-for great sensitivity benefits over the 7.5" models. After building your slider E100 and testing it out with the Quantum QX-Pro Loop, you may also discover that the 7.5" model provides a lot of "bang for the buck." But we certainly would be interested to know your results, either way.  Good luck on your slider project.
 
     73,  Gary DeBock 
 
 
 
  .         




Re: A Productive Evening of DX

Carl DeWhitt
 

--WAAX is a semi-regular here in east Tennessee.I am not doing as
much dx at the moment until we get moved into our new home which we
closed on yesterday.
Carl DeWhitt
currently Townsend,Tn(soon to be residing in Maryville,Tn)
- In ultralightdx@..., "Kirk Allen" <kirk74601@...> wrote:

Howdy Guys,

No DX'ing here this morning. By the time I awakened the electrical
noise here was ferocious again, so no chance of hearing much. Last
evening was pretty productive though. Here's the new ULR loggings
from northcentral Oklahoma:

570, WAAX, Gadsden, AL, 2230-2245, 12/3, All tlk about Aubern's
Crimson Tide, announced as being part of the "Crimson Tide
Network."
They've been cutting their power to night power at 2244 UTC, so if
ya
haven't hrd them yet, ya might want to hit that freq before then.

1350, KRNT, Des Moines, IA, 2337-2347, 12/3, lcl ads and had a
Christmas Trivia game going, IDs.

1350, XETB, Torreon, COA, 0000-0005, 12/4, NA at t/in followed by a
full ID, fair sig.

1350, KABQ, Albuquerque, NM, 0325-0340, 12/4, old Lawrence Welk
type
mx- adlt stnds, VG sig by ID at 0334.

1300, XEP, Ciu, Juarez, CH, 0011-0030, 12/4, I believe this is the
station I have been hearing as an UNID. Last night they didn't play
all that rel mx and often ID'd as "R. Trece." Full ID easy to hear
at
0030. I'll be rechecking that freq at later times during the
evening
to see if that proves to be true.

600, KCOL, Wellington, CO, 0200, 12/4, ID as "KCOL, Wellington,
CO,
talk news radio, fair and balanced." Gee, that sounds familiar! Tnx
to a earlier tip from Richard!

1090, KVOP, Plainview, TX, 0343, 12/4, ID 0346, "The mighty KVOP."
VP
reception. I think this was the station playing old R&R hits
like "I'll Be Watching You." (ULR station #342)

I have one correction for an earlier posting from here:
1030, KCPA, Corpus Christi, TX-- SHOULD READ: 1030, KCTA, Corpus
Christi, TX. Sorry.

On the subject of comparing the Eton E-100 slider with passive loop
antennae, I'll have to defer any more comments on that until John
helps me replace the ferrite rod in the one here. But as I've said,
even with the rod split in apx. half, it still outperforms both the
Tecsun Loop and the SAT (Select-a-Tenna).

73's and good DX!

Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK


one new one caught from Townsend

Carl DeWhitt
 

I caught one new catch from here in Townsend,Tn this morning.From 0902-
0919 EST DEC.04,08 i heard WHBC-1480-Canton,Ohio.They are 15/5 K per
the FCC.They were heard with state and national news as well as local
wx and state sports nx including updates on the Cleveland Cavaliers
games.Their i.d. was"News radio 1480,WHBC"The signal was poor to good
at times.
73 AND GOOD DX,
Carl DeWhitt


A Productive Evening of DX

Kirk Allen <kirk74601@...>
 

Howdy Guys,

No DX'ing here this morning. By the time I awakened the electrical
noise here was ferocious again, so no chance of hearing much. Last
evening was pretty productive though. Here's the new ULR loggings
from northcentral Oklahoma:

570, WAAX, Gadsden, AL, 2230-2245, 12/3, All tlk about Aubern's
Crimson Tide, announced as being part of the "Crimson Tide Network."
They've been cutting their power to night power at 2244 UTC, so if ya
haven't hrd them yet, ya might want to hit that freq before then.

1350, KRNT, Des Moines, IA, 2337-2347, 12/3, lcl ads and had a
Christmas Trivia game going, IDs.

1350, XETB, Torreon, COA, 0000-0005, 12/4, NA at t/in followed by a
full ID, fair sig.

1350, KABQ, Albuquerque, NM, 0325-0340, 12/4, old Lawrence Welk type
mx- adlt stnds, VG sig by ID at 0334.

1300, XEP, Ciu, Juarez, CH, 0011-0030, 12/4, I believe this is the
station I have been hearing as an UNID. Last night they didn't play
all that rel mx and often ID'd as "R. Trece." Full ID easy to hear at
0030. I'll be rechecking that freq at later times during the evening
to see if that proves to be true.

600, KCOL, Wellington, CO, 0200, 12/4, ID as "KCOL, Wellington, CO,
talk news radio, fair and balanced." Gee, that sounds familiar! Tnx
to a earlier tip from Richard!

1090, KVOP, Plainview, TX, 0343, 12/4, ID 0346, "The mighty KVOP." VP
reception. I think this was the station playing old R&R hits
like "I'll Be Watching You." (ULR station #342)

I have one correction for an earlier posting from here:
1030, KCPA, Corpus Christi, TX-- SHOULD READ: 1030, KCTA, Corpus
Christi, TX. Sorry.

On the subject of comparing the Eton E-100 slider with passive loop
antennae, I'll have to defer any more comments on that until John
helps me replace the ferrite rod in the one here. But as I've said,
even with the rod split in apx. half, it still outperforms both the
Tecsun Loop and the SAT (Select-a-Tenna).

73's and good DX!

Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK


Re: A Few New Ones

Carl DeWhitt
 

---Richard:
Your day time catches from Minnesota and South Dakota in the upper
half of the band are amazing!I have caught both of those states on
day time dx while i was in Oklahoma.But, they were in the lower half
of the band.I think your catches on the upper half of the band could
have been residual sky wave propagation.During late fall and early
winter, i am not sure that the d layer ever fully ionizes.This might
mean less absorbtion and allow some weak sky wave to sneak
through.Any comments on this from anyone ?
Carl DeWhitt
back in Townsend,Tn(for a few days)
In ultralightdx@..., "bbwrwy" <richarda@...> wrote:

Congratulation on the new stations logged Kirk. Yes it was a windy
day, which resulted in a long power outage here. But it was a good
day for daytime DX of stations in Minnesota, Iowa and the Dakotas.
The best I've encountered since the 1980's.

Here are my logging for the 24-hours from 2200 UTC on 12/2/08:
1230 WHIR Danville KY 2302 UTC 12/2/08 SRF-T615
1230 KFPW Fort Smith AR 2306 UTC 12/2/08 E100
1230 KKPC Pueblo CO 2333 UTC 12/2/08 E100
1270 KFLC Fort Worth TX 0054 UTC 12/3/08 E100
1280 XEAW Monterrey NL MEX 0103 UTC 12/3/08 E100
680 KKYX San Antonio TX 1320 UTC 12/3/08 SRF-T615
710 KEEL Shreveport LA 1330 UTC 12/3/08 SRF-T615
810 KSWV Santa Fe NM 1407 UTC 12/3/08 SRF-T615
1250 KBRF Fergus Falls MN 1523 UTC SRF-T615
1270 KNWC Sioux Falls SD 1554 UTC 12/3/08 E100
1350 WCMP Pine City MN 1625 UTC 12/3/08 E100
1100 WZFG Dilworth MN 1723 UTC 12/3/08 E100

Heard a station on 880 kHz signing off in English at 2215 UTC (1715
EST), 12/2/08. I didn't catch the full call sign, but it began
with
the letters "WR". I found a Spanish language station WRRZ, Clinton
NC, signs off at 2215. However, it might be WRFD, Columbus-
Worthington OH, but I don't when they close down for the day. Can
anyone help?

After six straight days of hearing JOAB 594 at local sunrise, the
frequency was silent this morning. All that was audible were hets
on
783 and 972 kHz and they were silent by 1200 UTC.

Heard Glas Hrvatske 1134 at 0223 12/3/08, but didn't listen long
because of the KMOX HD noise. Also, heard the carrier on 1521 kHz
until it went silent at 0259:45 UTC.

I hope everyone has a good DXing night.

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


Ultralight TP's for 12-04-08

satya@...
 

Hi all from Anchorage, Alaska!

Unfortunately, conditions up here weren't any better than others have been
reporting on the IRCA board. I was hoping that, with the late sunrise
here (9:30 AM local!), I could DX all morning before my training sessions
started, but it was almost a complete bust. I heard 774-Japan last night
shortly before retiring and hoped for the best, but there was only a
couple very weak audios in the 1300's this morning, ones on which I
couldn't quite tell which Asian language was being spoken. Sigh, maybe
tomorrow.

I brought a stock e100 and high-Q loop, as I couldn't figure out how to
safely get my new e100 slider up here. The case I was going to use didn't
seem like it would protect the antenna superstructure well enough, so I
decided not to chance it. Gotta get me one of those James Bond cases that
Colin and Bruce are using.

73 - Kevin S
Bainbridge Island, WA (on most days)


--
Good Morning:

Listened for a short time during the 1200 utc hour. Only one TP with
audio, 774 JOUB weak to fair. No Russian longwaves heard. After
checking the solar indices A=5 K=3, decided not to raise the NW Ewe
antenna.

Dennis,
Salmon Creek, WA
JRC NRD 545 & H-800 skymatch active whip
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Re: A Few New Ones

w2gjw <w2gjw@...>
 

Kirk,

I'm glad to see you finally logged them. Keep up the good work!

73 & Good DX
Gary Wilt W2GJW
New Jersey
FN-20wu

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


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.


Re: Ultralight TP's for 12-04-08

Gary DeBock
 

Hi Kevin,
 
     For those with the compact plastic slider E100's, (like you, me and Collin), I'm currently searching for suitable soft plastic containers that would be a nice fit for DXpedition use, with plentiful padding for any contingency.  Lacking that, I'll probably switch over to the woodworking shop to design and build something that looks like a DXer's jewelry case :>)
 
     73,  Gary 




Slider antenna vs. C. Crane Twin Coil

Gary Kinsman
 

Hi Gary DeB.,

How does your slider antenna compare to the C. Crane Twin Coil
antenna? I use the latter inductively coupled with my E100, and it
allows reception of stations that are completely inaudible with the
internal ferrite bar.

I have fun using the Twin Coil with my E100, E10, DT-200VX, and
7600GR. Not only does it provide lots of gain, but it's convenient to
be able to rotate the antenna while leaving the radio stationary.

I have two Twin Coil "orphans" that I purchased for only $50 each.

Regards,
Gary


Re: A Few New Ones

bbwrwy
 

Kirk:

KRVA usually dominates 1600 kHz here at night. I'm afraid once I
logged it I've avoided it. Sometimes it's heard during the day QRMing
KUSH in Cushing.

Other than Japanese and Chinese, I'm terrible at identifying Asian
languages. The only way I know a language is from South Asian is
because of the accens. Also, my old ears are playing out.

Richard Allen

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


Re: A Few New Ones

bbwrwy
 

Congratulation on the new stations logged Kirk. Yes it was a windy
day, which resulted in a long power outage here. But it was a good
day for daytime DX of stations in Minnesota, Iowa and the Dakotas.
The best I've encountered since the 1980's.

Here are my logging for the 24-hours from 2200 UTC on 12/2/08:
1230 WHIR Danville KY 2302 UTC 12/2/08 SRF-T615
1230 KFPW Fort Smith AR 2306 UTC 12/2/08 E100
1230 KKPC Pueblo CO 2333 UTC 12/2/08 E100
1270 KFLC Fort Worth TX 0054 UTC 12/3/08 E100
1280 XEAW Monterrey NL MEX 0103 UTC 12/3/08 E100
680 KKYX San Antonio TX 1320 UTC 12/3/08 SRF-T615
710 KEEL Shreveport LA 1330 UTC 12/3/08 SRF-T615
810 KSWV Santa Fe NM 1407 UTC 12/3/08 SRF-T615
1250 KBRF Fergus Falls MN 1523 UTC SRF-T615
1270 KNWC Sioux Falls SD 1554 UTC 12/3/08 E100
1350 WCMP Pine City MN 1625 UTC 12/3/08 E100
1100 WZFG Dilworth MN 1723 UTC 12/3/08 E100

Heard a station on 880 kHz signing off in English at 2215 UTC (1715
EST), 12/2/08. I didn't catch the full call sign, but it began with
the letters "WR". I found a Spanish language station WRRZ, Clinton
NC, signs off at 2215. However, it might be WRFD, Columbus-
Worthington OH, but I don't when they close down for the day. Can
anyone help?

After six straight days of hearing JOAB 594 at local sunrise, the
frequency was silent this morning. All that was audible were hets on
783 and 972 kHz and they were silent by 1200 UTC.

Heard Glas Hrvatske 1134 at 0223 12/3/08, but didn't listen long
because of the KMOX HD noise. Also, heard the carrier on 1521 kHz
until it went silent at 0259:45 UTC.

I hope everyone has a good DXing night.

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


Two New Pennsylvanians at Sunset on my new DT-400W

John Cereghin <jcereghin@...>
 

Just got my brand-spanking new DT-400W and I alreaduy have two new UL
stations with it, at sunset tonight:

970 WBLF Bellefonte PA, 1640, "Newsradio 970, WBLF". UL station 436.

1080 WWNL, Pittsburgh, 1645, call-in theology show, "People to
People", USA Radio news at 1700. UL station 437.

WWNL is also my 100th Pennsylvania station overall.

John Cereghin
Smyrna DE


ULTRALIGHT DX...Sunset Skip...2 NEW ONES Today!!

robert ross
 

Hi Guys:

Well...after another 2 Day drought with no New ULR Logs....I was able to
do a little Sunset Skip DXing tonight and bagged 2 NEW STNS for the ULR
LOG. One of these was also NEW to the OVERALL LOG.

This still puts me a little behind the pace I need to keep, to attain 600
ULR Stations by the end of the year.....but after 2 days with nothing...the
2 new ones are most welcome. I hope to find some time later tonight to see
if I can't find a couple more!!

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

ULR LOG TOTALS are now.............565 Stations Heard
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^



****************************************************************************************
1480 WADR Remsen,NY Dec/03/08 1616 EST EE GOOD
Barry Manilow Song. ID by Male DJ as "1480 WADR". @ 1620 EST
Into another Adult Contemporary Song @ 1620-24.

NEW STATION NEW ULR # 564 5KW/18 Watts Nights
ROSS, ONT.
****************************************************************************************
1340 WYJK Connellsville, PA. Dec/03/08 1712 EST EE FAIR
Ad for a Local Business. Gave Local Phone # with 724 Area Code.
Into Oldies Music @ 1713-15.

RELOG NEW CALLS NEW ULR # 565
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
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Re: Slider antenna vs. C. Crane Twin Coil

Gary DeBock
 

Hello Gary,
 
     Recently John Bryant gave a plywood-mounted Slider E100 to Kirk Allen, and I gave plastic-mounted Slider E100 models to Kevin Schanilec, and Colin Newell.
 
     Both Kirk and Kevin have mentioned that their Slider E100's outperform certain external antenna accessories in sensitivity, and Colin also has given a similar great report..
 
     As one of the designers of the Slider antenna, I try to avoid criticism of competing antenna systems, and let others give their own report on its superior capabilities.  Within a few days, I think you will hear more about these direct comparisons run by impartial observers, which of course will persuade curious DXers much more than anything that I could say.
 
     73 and Good DX, 
     Gary DeBock
 
 
 




Re: A Few New Ones

John H. Bryant <bjohnorcas@...>
 

Hey,

Great going, Kirk...

I was listening this AM and caught KNZZ for the first time, too.

Gonna have to hunt the others!

John B.
Stillwater, OK


At 04:03 PM 12/3/2008 +0000, you wrote:

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