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Re: My “Rosebud” radio – A reunion, it’s an ultra-light, and a new station logged

Jim Orcheson <va3jno@...>
 

Congrats on the Rosebud radio Gregory.

Just a few corrections for your log:

740 Toronto is CFZM. You may have meant CHWO, not CHOW, but the callsign changed several years ago after it was bought by another company (ZM refers to Moses Znaimer who bought the station). He also has CFZM on FM.
800 CKLW is Windsor, not Hamilton, and
1430 Toronto is CHKT, not CKYC, again the callsign changed a number of years ago.

Have fun with the "new" radio.

Jim

On 28/04/2012 12:48 AM, gmosherat wrote:

I was 10 years old in 1974, and for Christmas that year I received my first radio a shirt pocket sized Panasonic R-1029, nothing fancy. It ran on two AA batteries, it was AM only, 2 7/8 wide, 4 inches tall and 1 inches deep with a short plastic strap handle it was red. This thing had two controls - one per side. The on/off/volume thumbwheel was on the left and the station tuning thumbwheel on the right and it had an earplug jack on the left too. About that tuning wheel the whole band is covered in probably 2 inches of thumbwheel travel one has to move it in small increments.

This radio started it all - my lifelong love affair with radio did I say that out loud? It's always present, sometimes suppressed, never too far below the surface, waxing & waning to what schedule who knows. I'm sure many of you have the same affliction? I suppose it's annoying to some (spouses) but (at least for me) nothing too serious.

Anyways, I was ten years old, this radio was my connection to the world for many years. Yea, the local top 40 stations (for me: 1460 WAXY, 950 WBBF) & late night CBS Radio Mystery Theater on 1180 WHAM put me to bed. Then there were the countless hours under the covers listening to faraway places. Fond memories of trying to remember what I had just listened to so that in the morning I could look in the family atlas to see where these places were from. Yup this was way-back ancient times the time of the dinosaurs no cable TV, dial telephones, and no internet! My resources (aside from the library) were the family atlas and a 10 yrs old set of Encyclopedia Britannica. Anyways, that radio is long gone; I don't remember what happened to it, however as I mentioned above, I caught that (so far) incurable "radio disease" from it. I moved on to bigger and better sets.

Fast forward to now. I've been looking for a replacement R-1029 on and off for a few years trolling Ebay and whatnot. The continual few that pop-up (they look like the same two - a black one and a red one) are in rough shape, not nice enough to buy that is until this week! On Monday I was trolling eBay and Whoa look at that, a nice looking white R-1029 with the strap AND a Buy-It-Now option AND it was cheap Holy Crap - Jackpot City! It's Christmas in April! I snapped it up directly.

The radio arrived today I was camped out waiting for the mailman. It lived up to the pictures, good shape, and clean battery case. A few paper towels and Windex and this thing looks brand new. I popped in some batteries and it fired up fine. Sound is typical for an older shirt pocket style radio. Oh happy days!

So then I realized Hey, this thing is small enough to pass the "Ultralight" test Now I have to do a band scan and see how it compares. This evening just after 10:30PM I did a quick band scan while sitting in the living room, native radio, no add-on antennas, etc just me, the radio and an earplug. Of note, the antenna nulling capabilities of this radio are excellent! I did a quick scan, logged 30 stations, one new one for the ultralight log. I'm currently at just over 300 MW stations logged via Ultralight all with fancier radios and lots of tricked-out antenna's to get there so finding a new station was a thrill. The new station catch is AM 850 WWJC in Duluth, MN a 10KW station. I will be spending more time with this radio to see what it can do.

Panasonic R-1029 barefoot station log report for Friday April 28, 2012 ~ 10:30PM Eastern.

Receiving location: Rochester, NY

Freq Callsign Location
610 WIP Philadelphia, PA
630 WMAL Washington, DC
650 WSM Nashville, TN
660 WFAN New York, NY
680 CFTR Toronto, ON
720 WGN Chicago, IL
740 CHOW Toronto, ON
760 WJR Detroit, MI
770 WABC New York, NY
800 CKLW Hamilton, ON
800 CJBQ Bellville, ON
850 WWJC Duluth, MN
880 WCBS New York, NY
890 WLS Chicago, IL
1030 WBZ Boston, MA
1060 KYW Philadelphia, PA
1080 WTIC Hartford, CT
1090 WBAL Baltimore, MD
1140 WRVA Richmond, VA
1200 WKST New Castle, PA
1210 WPHT Philadelphia, PA
1310 WRSB Canandaigua, NY
1320 CJMR Oakville, ON
1390 WFBL Syracuse, NY
1430 CKYC Toronto, ON
1500 WFED Washington, DC
1520 WWKB Buffalo, NY
1540 CHIN Toronto, ON
1560 WQEW New York, NY

Regards,
Gregory


Re: Station #1000 heard on 4/27/12

Steve Ratzlaff
 

Congratulations, Richard! Wow, what a journey!

Steve
NE Oregon

On 4/27/2012 10:42 PM, RichardA wrote:
I was able to log station #1000 on my barefoot Sony SRF-T615.
Best wishes and good DX.

Richard

Richard Allen
3622'51"N / 9726'35"W
(near Perry OK USA)


Re: Sticky E-100

Rick Robinson <w4dst@...>
 

Hi Andy,

After reading your post I'm wondering if there are 2 versions of the E100, one without the sticky finish. My E100 has a slick finish but my E10 and even my Grundig G8 have that tacky finish. I know from E1 owners that the finish is a major issue.

If you find a good way to clean the case let us know.

Rick

On 4/27/2012 11:11 AM, James A. (Andy) Moorer wrote:
Does anybody else have this problem?
My favorite E100 (and my E10 and E1) has this nice, hard grey plastic case.
Over the years, it seems to be getting sticky to the touch. Not only
that, it picks up lint and dirt now that it didn't when I got it.
The unit is over 5 years old. It still works great, but it feels like
the sticky side of duct tape.
Anybody else have this problem? Is there any fix for it?
Thanks.


Re: Sticky E-100

Jim B
 

This is a common complaint for the Eton E1XM. The yahoo group has a ton of information for alleviating the problem. Jim

--- In ultralightdx@..., "James A. (Andy) Moorer" <jamminpower@...> wrote:

Does anybody else have this problem?
My favorite E100 (and my E10 and E1) has this nice, hard grey plastic case.
Over the years, it seems to be getting sticky to the touch. Not only
that, it picks up lint and dirt now that it didn't when I got it.
The unit is over 5 years old. It still works great, but it feels like
the sticky side of duct tape.
Anybody else have this problem? Is there any fix for it?
Thanks.

--
James A. (Andy) Moorer
www.jamminpower.com


Re: Station #1000 heard on 4/27/12

Tony Ward
 

A great achievement Richard. Hearty congratulations!!
 
Tony (VE3NO) NYAA Starfest

tonyward@...
http://www.nyaa.ca


Sent digitally from my Western Electric rotary.... Oh hang on, I got a new iPad didn't I!



From: RichardA
To: ultralightdx@...
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2012 1:42:21 AM
Subject: [ultralightdx] Station #1000 heard on 4/27/12

 
I was able to log station #1000 on my barefoot Sony SRF-T615.

4/27/12
1100 UTC 880 kHz XEPNK, Los Mochis, Sinaloa, México (2 kW @ 1611 km / 1001 mi). Heard at 1100 with woman announcing "ochenta ocho A M", immediately followed by the national anthem of México, then the recently adopted anthem of Sinaloa at 1102-1104. A brief, mostly unintelligible announcement by a woman at 1104, followed by a romantic song performed by a woman at 1105. I listened until 1132. The signal strength was poor with moderate QRM from Grupo Fórmula station XEV.

After four years and one month, XEPNK is ULR station #1000 (#989 barefoot), México #181 and Sinaloa #13.

From rural northern Oklahoma I've been able to hear stations in 19 countries on four continents using an Ultralight. I've yet to hear any signals from Oceania or South America.

My furtherest reception was HLAZ, 1566 kHz, Jeju, Republic of Korea, at 11004 km / 6838. Using a barefoot receiver it is JOGB, 873 kHz, Kumamoto, Japan, at 10820 km / 6723.

My original intent was never to see how many stations I could log with an Ultralight Radio. It simply evolved in that direction as I continued to listen. Originally it was the challenge of hearing signals from Asia and Europe on a pocket size receiver. That first occurred a few months later when I heard JOUB, Akita, Japan, on 747 kHz. Hearing faint Japanese talk here in Oklahoma on a tiny SRF-T615 receiver that first time remains the most exciting moment in this adventure. I think the only thing that could beat it would be to hear Australia.

Along the way I had the opportunity of knowing two fantastic Oklahoman radio hobbyist who are sadly no longer with us. And many more due to the internet. My thanks to all who have offered advice and encouragement.

Best wishes and good DX.

Richard

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




Re: Richard Allen ULR Station # 1000

Allen Willie
 

RE:

I was able to log station #1000 on my barefoot Sony SRF-T615.
4/27/12
1100 UTC 880 kHz XEPNK, Los Mochis, Sinaloa, México (2 kW @ 1611 km / 1001 mi). Heard at 1100 with woman saying "ochenta ocho A M", the national anthem of México at 1100-1102, and the recently adopted anthem of Sinaloa at 1102-1104. A brief, mostly unreadable announcement by woman at 1104, followed by a woman singing romantic song at 1105. I listened until 1132. The signal strength was poor with moderate QRM from Grupo Fórmula station XEV. Also slight QRM from KRVN.

After four years and one month, XEPNK became ULR station #1000 (#989 barefoot), México #181 and Sinaloa #13.


Richard,

Congratulations on logging that 1000th station on Ultralight. You and Robert Ross are definitely the trailblazers in setting the bar higher for the rest of us to strive for.

When Dianne and I got ourselves into this we never dreamed we would hear as many stations as we have on these machines either. We have a ways to go yet and it will definitely take us much longer than 4 years to even come close to your great achievement.

All the Best , Good DX and Good luck on the next 1000


Allen Willie & Dianne Froude
Bristol's Hope, Newfoundland


Re: Station #1000 heard on 4/27/12

keith beesley
 

Congratulations, Richard. Quite an achievement.

Best regards, 

Keith Beesley
Seattle WA USA


From: RichardA
To: ultralightdx@...
Sent: Friday, April 27, 2012 11:40 PM
Subject: [ultralightdx] Station #1000 heard on 4/27/12

 
I was able to log station #1000 on my barefoot Sony SRF-T615.

4/27/12
1100 UTC 880 kHz XEPNK, Los Mochis, Sinaloa, México (2 kW @ 1611 km / 1001 mi). Heard at 1100 with woman saying "ochenta ocho A M", the national anthem of México at 1100-1102, and the recently adopted anthem of Sinaloa at 1102-1104. A brief, mostly unreadable announcement by woman at 1104, followed by a woman singing romantic song at 1105. I listened until 1132. The signal strength was poor with moderate QRM from Grupo Fórmula station XEV. Also slight QRM from KRVN.

After four years and one month, XEPNK became ULR station #1000 (#989 barefoot), México #181 and Sinaloa #13.

From rural northern Oklahoma I've been able to hear stations in 19 countries on four continents using an Ultralight. I've yet to hear any signals from Oceania or South America.

My furthermost reception is HLAZ, 1566 kHz, Jeju, Republic of Korea, at 11004 km / 6838 miles. Using a barefoot receiver it is JOGB, 873 kHz, Kumamoto, Japan, at 10820 km / 6723 miles.

My original intent was never to see how many stations I could log with an Ultralight Radio. It simply evolved in that direction as I continued to listen. Originally it was the challenge of hearing signals from Asia and Europe on a pocket size receiver. That first occurred a few months later when I heard JOUB, Akita, Japan, on 747 kHz. Hearing faint Japanese talk here in Oklahoma on a tiny SRF-T615 receiver that first time remains the most exciting moment in this adventure. I think the only thing that could possibly beat it would be to hear Australia.

Along the way I had the opportunity of knowing two fantastic Oklahoman radio hobbyist who are sadly no longer with us. And many more due to the internet. My thanks to all who have offered advice and encouragement.

Best wishes and good DX.

Richard

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




Re: Station #1000 heard on 4/27/12

robert ross
 



Richard....Congratulations on Logging Station # 1000 on an ULR !! You worked very hard to accomplish this feat, and I'm sure everyone on the list joins in the celebrations!!! 

Keep up the good work.........and we'll follow your journey to # 2000 as well!!

Thanks for helping to Promote ULR Radio, and bagging some nice DX in the Process!! Hang your 1000 ULR STATIONS Heard Certificate with Pride...........

73....ROB VA3SW   (For the ULR AWARDS COMMITTEE)

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

On 2012-04-28, at 1:42 AM, RichardA wrote:

 

I was able to log station #1000 on my barefoot Sony SRF-T615.

4/27/12
1100 UTC 880 kHz XEPNK, Los Mochis, Sinaloa, México (2 kW @ 1611 km / 1001 mi). Heard at 1100 with woman announcing "ochenta ocho A M", immediately followed by the national anthem of México, then the recently adopted anthem of Sinaloa at 1102-1104. A brief, mostly unintelligible announcement by a woman at 1104, followed by a romantic song performed by a woman at 1105. I listened until 1132. The signal strength was poor with moderate QRM from Grupo Fórmula station XEV.

After four years and one month, XEPNK is ULR station #1000 (#989 barefoot), México #181 and Sinaloa #13.

From rural northern Oklahoma I've been able to hear stations in 19 countries on four continents using an Ultralight. I've yet to hear any signals from Oceania or South America.

My furtherest reception was HLAZ, 1566 kHz, Jeju, Republic of Korea, at 11004 km / 6838. Using a barefoot receiver it is JOGB, 873 kHz, Kumamoto, Japan, at 10820 km / 6723.

My original intent was never to see how many stations I could log with an Ultralight Radio. It simply evolved in that direction as I continued to listen. Originally it was the challenge of hearing signals from Asia and Europe on a pocket size receiver. That first occurred a few months later when I heard JOUB, Akita, Japan, on 747 kHz. Hearing faint Japanese talk here in Oklahoma on a tiny SRF-T615 receiver that first time remains the most exciting moment in this adventure. I think the only thing that could beat it would be to hear Australia.

Along the way I had the opportunity of knowing two fantastic Oklahoman radio hobbyist who are sadly no longer with us. And many more due to the internet. My thanks to all who have offered advice and encouragement.

Best wishes and good DX.

Richard

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


Re: Station #1000 heard on 4/27/12

Mike Westfall, Lost Almost NM <mwdx@...>
 

Yowza! Congrats!

On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 11:42 PM, RichardA <richarda@...> wrote:
I was able to log station #1000 on my barefoot Sony SRF-T615.
--
Mike Westfall, Los Alamos, NM
http://www.facebook.com/mesamike
My MWDX stuff: http://mesamike.org/radio/mwdx
Online logbooks: http://dxlogbook.gentoo.net
Reception Report & QSL Manager for KRSN


Station #1000 heard on 4/27/12

bbwrwy
 

I was able to log station #1000 on my barefoot Sony SRF-T615.

4/27/12
1100 UTC 880 kHz XEPNK, Los Mochis, Sinaloa, México (2 kW @ 1611 km / 1001 mi). Heard at 1100 with woman saying "ochenta ocho A M", the national anthem of México at 1100-1102, and the recently adopted anthem of Sinaloa at 1102-1104. A brief, mostly unreadable announcement by woman at 1104, followed by a woman singing romantic song at 1105. I listened until 1132. The signal strength was poor with moderate QRM from Grupo Fórmula station XEV. Also slight QRM from KRVN.

After four years and one month, XEPNK became ULR station #1000 (#989 barefoot), México #181 and Sinaloa #13.

From rural northern Oklahoma I've been able to hear stations in 19 countries on four continents using an Ultralight. I've yet to hear any signals from Oceania or South America.

My furthermost reception is HLAZ, 1566 kHz, Jeju, Republic of Korea, at 11004 km / 6838 miles. Using a barefoot receiver it is JOGB, 873 kHz, Kumamoto, Japan, at 10820 km / 6723 miles.

My original intent was never to see how many stations I could log with an Ultralight Radio. It simply evolved in that direction as I continued to listen. Originally it was the challenge of hearing signals from Asia and Europe on a pocket size receiver. That first occurred a few months later when I heard JOUB, Akita, Japan, on 747 kHz. Hearing faint Japanese talk here in Oklahoma on a tiny SRF-T615 receiver that first time remains the most exciting moment in this adventure. I think the only thing that could possibly beat it would be to hear Australia.

Along the way I had the opportunity of knowing two fantastic Oklahoman radio hobbyist who are sadly no longer with us. And many more due to the internet. My thanks to all who have offered advice and encouragement.

Best wishes and good DX.

Richard

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


Newfoundland Ultralight Radio Transoceanic DX Loggings

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,

Although these exotic loggings would make the day of any west coast
DXer, I must be honest and admit that they were made by Allen Willie
in Bristol's Hope, Newfoundland. He is apparently dealing with a
temporary computer issue, and has asked me to forward them. Of this
choice list, only 1377-France Info has ever made it here (for a few
seconds in the Fall of 2009 :-) 73-Gary DeBock

Hello to All

Decent Trans-Atlantic propagation into the early hours of this morning


855 - SPAIN - SER Murcia 3:07 UTC Apr 27 Spanish talk , Woody
Woodpecker
theme song ! (good)
909 - ENGLAND - BBC 5 Live Moorside Edge 2:55 UTC Apr 27 talk
about British
road rally (good)
945 - FRANCE - France Info, Toulouse-Muret 3:20 UTC Apr 27 man in
French
talk (fair)
963 - SPAIN - R. Euskadi, Biribilondo 3:21 UTC Apr 27 man in
Spanish talk
999 - SPAIN - COPE Madrid 2:58 UTC Apr 27 Spanish talk (fair)
1008 - CANARY ISLANDS - R. Punto, Las Palmas 3:17 UTC Apr 27 Spanish
talk by
two men (fair)
1035 - PORTUGAL - Star FM , Belmonte 3:25 UTC Apr 27 Steam - "Kiss
Him
Goodbye" played, talk
1044 - SPAIN - SER San Sebastian, Monte Igueldo 2:56 UTC Apr 27 man
and woman
in Spanish
1053 - LIBYA - Libya TV Audio, Tripoli 3:25 UTC Apr 27 Arabic music
& talk
(fair) over England at times
1107 - SPAIN - R. Nacional, various 3:08 UTC Apr 27 man & woman in
Spanish
(Strong)
1233 - ENGLAND - Absolute Radio, various 2:52 UTC Apr 27 talk,
music, ID //
1197, 1215
1296 - ENGLAND - Radio XL 1296 AM Langley Mill 3:10 UTC Apr 27
Indian
language & music (fair)
1296 - SPAIN - COPE Valencia 3:22 UTC Apr 27 woman in Spanish
(signal over
England)
1341 - NORTHERN IRELAND - BBC R. Ulster, Lisnagarvey 3:05 UTC Apr 27
ID, NFL
Football talk (Strong)
1377 - FRANCE - France Info, Lille-Camphin-en-Carembault 2:57 UTC Apr
27 French talk , music (Strongest signal of the night)
1386 - SPAIN - Euskadi Irratia, Blbao 3:12 UTC Apr 27 Basque talk &
music //
1476
1413 - SPAIN - R. Nacional, Jaen 3:10 UTC Apr 27 man in Spanish, ID
(fair)
1422 - GERMANY - Deutschlandfunk, Heusweiler 3:24 UTC Apr 27
commentary in
German about Liberia (good)
1440 - LUXEMBOURG - Die Grossten Oldies via Marnach 3:14 UTC Apr 27
song "The
Mighty Quinn" and others, German talk (Strong)
1458 - ENGLAND - Sunrise Radio, Brookman's Park 2:59 UTC Apr 27
Indian and
English language, Ads , Jingle ID
1521 - SAUDI ARABIA - BSKSA Duba 3:12 UTC Apr 27 Arabic talk by man
(good)


Receiver: SRF-M37V barefoot

Good DX

Allen Willie
Bristol's Hope, Newfoundland
http://nldxers.fav.cc


Station #1000 heard on 4/27/12

bbwrwy
 

I was able to log station #1000 on my barefoot Sony SRF-T615.

4/27/12
1100 UTC 880 kHz XEPNK, Los Mochis, Sinaloa, México (2 kW @ 1611 km / 1001 mi). Heard at 1100 with woman announcing "ochenta ocho A M", immediately followed by the national anthem of México, then the recently adopted anthem of Sinaloa at 1102-1104. A brief, mostly unintelligible announcement by a woman at 1104, followed by a romantic song performed by a woman at 1105. I listened until 1132. The signal strength was poor with moderate QRM from Grupo Fórmula station XEV.

After four years and one month, XEPNK is ULR station #1000 (#989 barefoot), México #181 and Sinaloa #13.

From rural northern Oklahoma I've been able to hear stations in 19 countries on four continents using an Ultralight. I've yet to hear any signals from Oceania or South America.

My furtherest reception was HLAZ, 1566 kHz, Jeju, Republic of Korea, at 11004 km / 6838. Using a barefoot receiver it is JOGB, 873 kHz, Kumamoto, Japan, at 10820 km / 6723.

My original intent was never to see how many stations I could log with an Ultralight Radio. It simply evolved in that direction as I continued to listen. Originally it was the challenge of hearing signals from Asia and Europe on a pocket size receiver. That first occurred a few months later when I heard JOUB, Akita, Japan, on 747 kHz. Hearing faint Japanese talk here in Oklahoma on a tiny SRF-T615 receiver that first time remains the most exciting moment in this adventure. I think the only thing that could beat it would be to hear Australia.

Along the way I had the opportunity of knowing two fantastic Oklahoman radio hobbyist who are sadly no longer with us. And many more due to the internet. My thanks to all who have offered advice and encouragement.

Best wishes and good DX.

Richard

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


My “Rosebud” radio – A reunion, it’s an ultra-light, and a new station logged

gmosherat
 

I was 10 years old in 1974, and for Christmas that year I received my first radio – a shirt pocket sized Panasonic R-1029, nothing fancy. It ran on two AA batteries, it was AM only, 2 7/8 wide, 4 ½ inches tall and 1 ½ inches deep with a short plastic strap handle – it was red. This thing had two controls - one per side. The on/off/volume thumbwheel was on the left and the station tuning thumbwheel on the right – and it had an earplug jack on the left too. About that tuning wheel – the whole band is covered in probably 2 inches of thumbwheel travel – one has to move it in small increments….

This radio started it all - my lifelong love affair with radio – did I say that out loud? It's always present, sometimes suppressed, never too far below the surface, waxing & waning to what schedule who knows. I'm sure many of you have the same affliction? I suppose it's annoying to some (spouses) but (at least for me) nothing too serious.

Anyways, I was ten years old, this radio was my connection to the world for many years. Yea, the local top 40 stations (for me: 1460 WAXY, 950 WBBF) & late night CBS Radio Mystery Theater on 1180 WHAM put me to bed. Then there were the countless hours under the covers listening to faraway places. Fond memories of trying to remember what I had just listened to so that in the morning I could look in the family atlas to see where these places were from. Yup – this was way-back ancient times – the time of the dinosaurs – no cable TV, dial telephones, and no internet! My resources (aside from the library) were the family atlas and a 10 yrs old set of Encyclopedia Britannica. Anyways, that radio is long gone; I don't remember what happened to it, however – as I mentioned above, I caught that (so far) incurable "radio disease" from it. I moved on to bigger and better sets.

Fast forward to now. I've been looking for a replacement R-1029 on and off for a few years – trolling Ebay and whatnot. The continual few that pop-up (they look like the same two - a black one and a red one) are in rough shape, not nice enough to buy – that is until this week! On Monday I was trolling eBay and Whoa – look at that, a nice looking white R-1029 with the strap AND a Buy-It-Now option AND it was cheap – Holy Crap - Jackpot City! It's Christmas in April! I snapped it up directly.

The radio arrived today – I was camped out waiting for the mailman. It lived up to the pictures, good shape, and clean battery case. A few paper towels and Windex and this thing looks brand new. I popped in some batteries and it fired up fine. Sound is typical for an older shirt pocket style radio. Oh happy days!

So then I realized – Hey, this thing is small enough to pass the "Ultralight" test – Now I have to do a band scan and see how it compares. This evening just after 10:30PM I did a quick band scan while sitting in the living room, native radio, no add-on antennas, etc… just me, the radio and an earplug. Of note, the antenna nulling capabilities of this radio are excellent! I did a quick scan, logged 30 stations, one new one for the ultralight log. I'm currently at just over 300 MW stations logged via Ultralight – all with fancier radios and lots of tricked-out antenna's to get there so finding a new station was a thrill. The new station catch is AM 850 WWJC in Duluth, MN – a 10KW station. I will be spending more time with this radio to see what it can do.

Panasonic R-1029 barefoot station log report for Friday April 28, 2012 ~ 10:30PM Eastern.

Receiving location: Rochester, NY

Freq Callsign Location
610 WIP Philadelphia, PA
630 WMAL Washington, DC
650 WSM Nashville, TN
660 WFAN New York, NY
680 CFTR Toronto, ON
720 WGN Chicago, IL
740 CHOW Toronto, ON
760 WJR Detroit, MI
770 WABC New York, NY
800 CKLW Hamilton, ON
800 CJBQ Bellville, ON
850 WWJC Duluth, MN
880 WCBS New York, NY
890 WLS Chicago, IL
1030 WBZ Boston, MA
1060 KYW Philadelphia, PA
1080 WTIC Hartford, CT
1090 WBAL Baltimore, MD
1140 WRVA Richmond, VA
1200 WKST New Castle, PA
1210 WPHT Philadelphia, PA
1310 WRSB Canandaigua, NY
1320 CJMR Oakville, ON
1390 WFBL Syracuse, NY
1430 CKYC Toronto, ON
1500 WFED Washington, DC
1520 WWKB Buffalo, NY
1540 CHIN Toronto, ON
1560 WQEW New York, NY

Regards,
Gregory


New Log- 1600 WUNR Brookline MA

John Cereghin <jcereghin@...>
 

New station tonight for the ultralight log:

1600 WUNR, Brookline MA, 2000, heard two call IDs at 2000, then back
into the sunset skip jumble, so couldn't get any program details.

Heard on the PL-310.

Ultralight log #853 and #1014 overall.

I've been in a DX slump again during the second half of April, but I
finally got a chance to do some sunset DXing tonight.

--
John Cereghin WDX3IAO  KB3LYP
Smyrna, Delaware
My radio page http://wdx3iao.wordpress.com/ (please note NEW site!)
The Ultralight Scoreboard
http://wdx3iao.wordpress.com/the-ultralight-scoreboard-2/ (NEW site!)


Newfoundland Ultralight Radio Trans-Atlantics Report April 27

Allen Willie
 

Hello to All

Decent Trans-Atlantic propagation into the early hours of this morning


855 - SPAIN - SER Murcia 3:07 UTC Apr 27 Spanish talk , Woody Woodpecker theme song ! (good)
909 - ENGLAND - BBC 5 Live Moorside Edge 2:55 UTC Apr 27 talk about British road rally (good)
945 - FRANCE - France Info, Toulouse-Muret 3:20 UTC Apr 27 man in French talk (fair)
963 - SPAIN - R. Euskadi, Biribilondo 3:21 UTC Apr 27 man in Spanish talk
999 - SPAIN - COPE Madrid 2:58 UTC Apr 27 Spanish talk (fair)
1008 - CANARY ISLANDS - R. Punto, Las Palmas 3:17 UTC Apr 27 Spanish talk by two men (fair)
1035 - PORTUGAL - Star FM , Belmonte 3:25 UTC Apr 27 Steam - "Kiss Him Goodbye" played, talk
1044 - SPAIN - SER San Sebastian, Monte Igueldo 2:56 UTC Apr 27 man and woman in Spanish
1053 - LIBYA - Libya TV Audio, Tripoli 3:25 UTC Apr 27 Arabic music & talk (fair) over England at times
1107 - SPAIN - R. Nacional, various 3:08 UTC Apr 27 man & woman in Spanish (Strong)
1233 - ENGLAND - Absolute Radio, various 2:52 UTC Apr 27 talk, music, ID // 1197, 1215
1296 - ENGLAND - Radio XL 1296 AM Langley Mill 3:10 UTC Apr 27 Indian language & music (fair)
1296 - SPAIN - COPE Valencia 3:22 UTC Apr 27 woman in Spanish (signal over England)
1341 - NORTHERN IRELAND - BBC R. Ulster, Lisnagarvey 3:05 UTC Apr 27 ID, NFL Football talk (Strong)
1377 - FRANCE - France Info, Lille-Camphin-en-Carembault 2:57 UTC Apr 27 French talk , music (Strongest signal of the night)
1386 - SPAIN - Euskadi Irratia, Blbao 3:12 UTC Apr 27 Basque talk & music // 1476
1413 - SPAIN - R. Nacional, Jaen 3:10 UTC Apr 27 man in Spanish, ID (fair)
1422 - GERMANY - Deutschlandfunk, Heusweiler 3:24 UTC Apr 27 commentary in German about Liberia (good)
1440 - LUXEMBOURG - Die Grossten Oldies via Marnach 3:14 UTC Apr 27 song "The Mighty Quinn" and others, German talk (Strong)
1458 - ENGLAND - Sunrise Radio, Brookman's Park 2:59 UTC Apr 27 Indian and English language, Ads , Jingle ID
1521 - SAUDI ARABIA - BSKSA Duba 3:12 UTC Apr 27 Arabic talk by man (good)


Receiver: SRF-M37V barefoot

Good DX

Allen Willie
Bristol's Hope, Newfoundland
http://nldxers.fav.cc


Re: Sticky E-100

ferrite61 <dxrx@...>
 

I have a PL-200 with a similar hard plastic case. For general cleaning, I spray Windex onto a tissue, and wipe the radio. No harm so far after 6 years. I don't know why or how yours got sticky, I haven't encountered that.

Paul S. in CT


Re: Sticky E-100

ferrite61 <dxrx@...>
 

Not sure if this is the same problem, but for general cleaning of my PL200 with a hard plastic case, Windex sprayed onto a tissue, then wiping the radio does well for fingerprints, etc. Over time, it can get a little cruddy looking.

Paul S. in CT

--- In ultralightdx@..., Neil Goldstein <neilgoldstein@...> wrote:

I haven't had the problem with the E-100 yet, but I have with other radios,
particularly an old Radio Shack 440 HT with that finish. Be careful what
you try to clean it with, as I found that some things made it worse. I
think in the end I used a Belkin screen cleaning wipe and then gave it a
good massage with a microfiber cloth afterwards.

--Neil W2NDG

On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 11:11 AM, James A. (Andy) Moorer <
jamminpower@...> wrote:

Does anybody else have this problem?
My favorite E100 (and my E10 and E1) has this nice, hard grey plastic case.
Over the years, it seems to be getting sticky to the touch. Not only
that, it picks up lint and dirt now that it didn't when I got it.
The unit is over 5 years old. It still works great, but it feels like
the sticky side of duct tape.
Anybody else have this problem? Is there any fix for it?
Thanks.

--
James A. (Andy) Moorer
www.jamminpower.com



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Newfoundland Ultralight Radio Trans-Atlantics Report April 27

Allen Willie
 

Hello to All

Decent Trans-Atlantic propagation into the early hours of this morning


855 - SPAIN - SER Murcia 3:07 UTC Apr 27 Spanish talk , Woody Woodpecker theme song ! (good)
909 - ENGLAND - BBC 5 Live Moorside Edge 2:55 UTC Apr 27 talk about British road rally (good)
945 - FRANCE - France Info, Toulouse-Muret 3:20 UTC Apr 27 man in French talk (fair)
963 - SPAIN - R. Euskadi, Biribilondo 3:21 UTC Apr 27 man in Spanish talk
999 - SPAIN - COPE Madrid 2:58 UTC Apr 27 Spanish talk (fair)
1008 - CANARY ISLANDS - R. Punto, Las Palmas 3:17 UTC Apr 27 Spanish talk by two men (fair)
1035 - PORTUGAL - Star FM , Belmonte 3:25 UTC Apr 27 Steam - "Kiss Him Goodbye" played, talk
1044 - SPAIN - SER San Sebastian, Monte Igueldo 2:56 UTC Apr 27 man and woman in Spanish
1053 - LIBYA - Libya TV Audio, Tripoli 3:25 UTC Apr 27 Arabic music & talk (fair) over England at times
1107 - SPAIN - R. Nacional, various 3:08 UTC Apr 27 man & woman in Spanish (Strong)
1233 - ENGLAND - Absolute Radio, various 2:52 UTC Apr 27 talk, music, ID // 1197, 1215
1296 - ENGLAND - Radio XL 1296 AM Langley Mill 3:10 UTC Apr 27 Indian language & music (fair)
1296 - SPAIN - COPE Valencia 3:22 UTC Apr 27 woman in Spanish (signal over England)
1341 - NORTHERN IRELAND - BBC R. Ulster, Lisnagarvey 3:05 UTC Apr 27 ID, NFL Football talk (Strong)
1377 - FRANCE - France Info, Lille-Camphin-en-Carembault 2:57 UTC Apr 27 French talk , music (Strongest signal of the night)
1386 - SPAIN - Euskadi Irratia, Blbao 3:12 UTC Apr 27 Basque talk & music // 1476
1413 - SPAIN - R. Nacional, Jaen 3:10 UTC Apr 27 man in Spanish, ID (fair)
1422 - GERMANY - Deutschlandfunk, Heusweiler 3:24 UTC Apr 27 commentary in German about Liberia (good)
1440 - LUXEMBOURG - Die Grossten Oldies via Marnach 3:14 UTC Apr 27 song "The Mighty Quinn" and others, German talk (Strong)
1458 - ENGLAND - Sunrise Radio, Brookman's Park 2:59 UTC Apr 27 Indian and English language, Ads , Jingle ID
1521 - SAUDI ARABIA - BSKSA Duba 3:12 UTC Apr 27 Arabic talk by man (good)


Receiver: SRF-M37V barefoot

Good DX

Allen Willie
Bristol's Hope, Newfoundland
http://nldxers.fav.cc


Re: Sticky E-100

Harry Taylor
 

James - this is a commonly reported problem in the Yahoo E-1 group. You can read of techniques many used to remove the sticky substance.  Most rub it off using 90% alcohol - reportedly a slow process.

From: James A. (Andy) Moorer
To: ultralightdx@...
Sent: Friday, April 27, 2012 11:11 AM
Subject: [ultralightdx] Sticky E-100

Does anybody else have this problem?
My favorite E100 (and my E10 and E1) has this nice, hard grey plastic case.
Over the years, it seems to be getting sticky to the touch. Not only
that, it picks up lint and dirt now that it didn't when I got it.
The unit is over 5 years old. It still works great, but it feels like
the sticky side of duct tape.
Anybody else have this problem? Is there any fix for it?
Thanks.

--
James A. (Andy) Moorer
www.jamminpower.com



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Newfoundland Ultralight Radio Trans-Atlantics Report April 27

Allen Willie
 

Hello to All

Decent Trans-Atlantic propagation into the early hours of this morning


855 - SPAIN - SER Murcia 3:07 UTC Apr 27 Spanish talk , Woody Woodpecker theme song ! (good)
909 - ENGLAND - BBC 5 Live Moorside Edge 2:55 UTC Apr 27 talk about British road rally (good)
945 - FRANCE - France Info, Toulouse-Muret 3:20 UTC Apr 27 man in French talk (fair)
963 - SPAIN - R. Euskadi, Biribilondo 3:21 UTC Apr 27 man in Spanish talk
999 - SPAIN - COPE Madrid 2:58 UTC Apr 27 Spanish talk (fair)
1008 - CANARY ISLANDS - R. Punto, Las Palmas 3:17 UTC Apr 27 Spanish talk by two men (fair)
1035 - PORTUGAL - Star FM , Belmonte 3:25 UTC Apr 27 Steam - "Kiss Him Goodbye" played, talk
1044 - SPAIN - SER San Sebastian, Monte Igueldo 2:56 UTC Apr 27 man and woman in Spanish
1053 - LIBYA - Libya TV Audio, Tripoli 3:25 UTC Apr 27 Arabic music & talk (fair) over England at times
1107 - SPAIN - R. Nacional, various 3:08 UTC Apr 27 man & woman in Spanish (Strong)
1233 - ENGLAND - Absolute Radio, various 2:52 UTC Apr 27 talk, music, ID // 1197, 1215
1296 - ENGLAND - Radio XL 1296 AM Langley Mill 3:10 UTC Apr 27 Indian language & music (fair)
1296 - SPAIN - COPE Valencia 3:22 UTC Apr 27 woman in Spanish (signal over England)
1341 - NORTHERN IRELAND - BBC R. Ulster, Lisnagarvey 3:05 UTC Apr 27 ID, NFL Football talk (Strong)
1377 - FRANCE - France Info, Lille-Camphin-en-Carembault 2:57 UTC Apr 27 French talk , music (Strongest signal of the night)
1386 - SPAIN - Euskadi Irratia, Blbao 3:12 UTC Apr 27 Basque talk & music // 1476
1413 - SPAIN - R. Nacional, Jaen 3:10 UTC Apr 27 man in Spanish, ID (fair)
1422 - GERMANY - Deutschlandfunk, Heusweiler 3:24 UTC Apr 27 commentary in German about Liberia (good)
1440 - LUXEMBOURG - Die Grossten Oldies via Marnach 3:14 UTC Apr 27 song "The Mighty Quinn" and others, German talk (Strong)
1458 - ENGLAND - Sunrise Radio, Brookman's Park 2:59 UTC Apr 27 Indian and English language, Ads , Jingle ID
1521 - SAUDI ARABIA - BSKSA Duba 3:12 UTC Apr 27 Arabic talk by man (good)


Receiver: SRF-M37V barefoot

Good DX

Allen Willie
Bristol's Hope,Newfoundland
http://nldxers.fav.cc

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