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AM BCB Report - 04082012

Paul Blundell
 


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Re: Si4734 loopstick auto tune

Will <will_k53@...>
 

Information for anyone interested.

There is a shield for Ardiuno micro controllers with a Si4735 chip on it and the chip is fully controllable from the Ardiuno.  Build your own UltraLight! Then DX to your own delights.

The only difference between Si4734 and -35 is that -35 has RDS.

Cheers
Will

----- Original Message -----
From: Larry
Sent: 07/30/12 06:20 AM
To: ultralightdx@...
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: Si4734 loopstick auto tune

Michael,

It isn't spurious. The Si4734 chip does have a built in loopstick auto tuning mechanism, but for some reason I have to do 'up the dial' signal peaking, first, before the mechanism engages. I do not know the reason.

Note: Simply putting my variable capacitor at miminum does NOT do the trick. I actually have to peak the highest frequency signal I can. By the way, 89:25 means 89 dBu signal strength and 25 S/N ratio.

I got the same effect on longwave, with the 300 uH loopstick. Usually I use a 3600 uH loopstick on longwave.

Vimal, I have to run right now. Hopefully later I can post something that's more useful to you.


Larry


Re: Upcoming Trip to Big Island of Hawaii - Any DX Tips?

Gary DeBock
 

Hi John,

<<< @ Gary
Do you have just a list (like word or excel or text)of your recent
DXpedition Pacific NDBs and MW station log? I thought there might be
one somewhere online but I may have been thinking of something else. I
would like to add/supplement my DX target list with yours. I think I
might have a better chance at grabbing some of SP stations/NDBs these
given the quiet and closr location.
Thanks, John ];') >>>

A list of the 12 Alaskan, 2 Hawaiian and 3 South Pacific NDB's received
during the recent Oregon Cliff DXpedition (along with MP3 links) is
pasted below. The dates and times of reception (in UTC) are encoded on
the MP3 file names posted in MediaFire. You should have a reasonable
chance of receiving several of these Longwave beacons on the Big Island
if you can DX just prior to sunrise, but since the South Pacific NDB's
have tricky propagation, it's a tossup each morning as to whether they
will make an appearance. If they do, they are never very strong on
Ultralight radios, and will usually drop out like a rock after about 5
minutes of weak code. Sometimes the west coast NDB-DXers like Steve and
Don will hear them on a morning when Mike Tuggle in Hawaii can't get
them at all. Weird!

The full Medium Wave DXpedition report (including a detailed list of
the 16 New Zealand, 15 Australian,1 Tahitian and 1 Fijian loggings
with MP3 recording links) has been posted at
http://www.mediafire.com/view/?nk9tlf95t0b2m14

I hope that these will prove useful during your trip, and good luck!

73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA)

180- Radio Rossii (Yelizovo, Russia) Another LWBC station dropping
down into the noise because of solar activity
http://www.mediafire.com/?501y10ha75p2eeq

209-CYT (Yakataga, ALS) Best signals ever heard from this TWEB
beacon, which seems to have improved its antenna system
http://www.mediafire.com/?icdb5bwdpi4pdnr

212-CGL (Coghland Island, ALS) Heard for the first time during any
ocean beach trip, and never heard at home. Usually weak
http://www.mediafire.com/?uddxssi38xyi3ge

219-GAV (Gustavus, ALS) Alaska panhandle beacon at typical strength
during this ocean beach trip
http://www.mediafire.com/?84ave8pqaq5gd5u

233-ALS (Johnstone Island, ALS) Alaskan super beacon with typical
booming signals, this time without any 234-Rossii competition
http://www.mediafire.com/?xv9qqqg7pfkrrki

238-KT (Waimanoni-Awanui, New Zealand) This beacon was received
barely above the noise level on the exceptional morning of 7-19 at
1216Z, and was a new long distance record for Ultralight NDB-DXing
reception (6,738 miles, or 10,843 km). Reception was possible only
because of the demise of semi-local 236-HQ since the last DXpedition.
Sensitive headphones recommended
http://www.mediafire.com/?m9urjoqxzjj3ev0

260-NF (Puppy's Point, Norfolk Island, Australia) Another very long
range South Pacific beacon (6,627 miles, or 10,664 km), it was received
twice during this trip at decent strength, including on the exceptional
morning of 7-19
http://www.mediafire.com/?6c4rfhb4vrqumdh

266-ICK (Annette Island, ALS) Strong Alaskan panhandle beacon which
is usually the second most vibrant NDB from the state at home
http://www.mediafire.com/?mf6d191bq1a2p0y

270-FA (Faleolo IAP, Apia, Upolu Island, Samoa) The third South
Pacific NDB received during this trip, it was heard on two different
days at decent strength (5,012 miles, or 8,065 km)
http://www.mediafire.com/?iqv8f63ez1zkomc

279- Radio Rossii (Yuzhno-Sakahlinsk, Russia) Usual LWBC blowtorch on
the Oregon ocean coast had its awesome signals tamed a little bit by
the mediocre solar conditions
http://www.mediafire.com/?f1kvxvhvhnuadcv

283-DUT (Dutch Harbor, ALS) Transmitting from the remote home base of
the Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch" program, this long range
Alaskan beacon put in fair signals on most days
http://www.mediafire.com/?14va6e06oj7l238

332-POA (Puhoa, Hawaii) One of the highlights of this trip was
recording this MP3 of the distant Hawaiian beacon (usually Hawaiian #2
on the west coast) kicking the semi-local pest 332-LBH way down into
second place
http://www.mediafire.com/?6v8g1l6f63lodvl

353-LLD (Lanai, Hawaii) The strongest Hawaiian beacon had its usual
thundering signal, and was a nice propagation indicator for the South
Pacific NDB's
http://www.mediafire.com/?t7zm3v82v5qm17u

358-SIT (Sitka, ALS) Strong Alaskan TWEB beacon despite Canadian DAID
NDB interference, it usually boomed in on the cliff
http://www.mediafire.com/?srrskug93a8siln

385-OCC (Yakutat, ALS) Usually fighting it out with Canadian super
beacon WL on most mornings, this TWEB beacon occasionally got the upper
hand
http://www.mediafire.com/?y86h12lp8wo14yi

390-HBT (Sand Point, ALS) Long range Alaskan beacon would typically
fade in just before sunrise, then was quickly gone
http://www.mediafire.com/?q8inun54wcbndog

391-EEF (Sisters Island, ALS) Alaska panhandle beacon occasionally
put in great signals despite its crowded frequency
http://www.mediafire.com/?u66d53p5ba2n5pg

394-RWO (Kodiak, ALS) Alaskan TWEB beacon with occasional good
strength, it fought it out with Canadian DQ on most mornings
http://www.mediafire.com/?q5tlzr95toonc97

529-UnID TWEB (ALS) Presumed to be SQM because of the more frequent
reports, Alaskan FDV is also on the frequency. Unable to dig a code ID
out of the TWEB broadcast because of the domestic TIS splatter from
530 kHz during the recording
http://www.mediafire.com/?67838f6jc72fu4x

-----Original Message-----
From: kugellagers <kugellager@...>
To: ultralightdx <ultralightdx@...>
Sent: Sat, Aug 4, 2012 8:09 am
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: Upcoming Trip to Big Island of Hawaii - Any
DX Tips?





@ Bob & Kevin

I will actually be staying in the park only about 150 yards from the
crater rim (closer than Volcano House) in a house reserved for visiting
scientists and officials of the Hawiian Volcano Observatory.

Plug these coordinates into Google Earth to see: 19.424021, -155.255874

There is an overlook 150 yards to the WSW of the house that sits atop a
350 ft or so cliff that overlooks the caldera and lava lake. Which
makes me wonder what affect, if any, a lake of molten rock would have
on RF propagation/noise? I did a little research on volcanic soils and
found that when wet (this area gets rain nearly every day) they are
nearly as conductive as clayey soils. But that doesn't tell me what
affects solid lava rock and molten lava would have on propagation. I
imagine it would be small since the actual lake is about 3km SW of the
cliff (near the smoke in the Google image). I think 350 ft height the
cliff itself might help more with reception that anything else...Talk
about cliffside DX Gary!

@ Gary

Do you have just a list (like word or excel or text)of your recent
DXpedition Pacific NDBs and MW station log? I thought there might be
one somewhere online but I may have been thinking of something else. I
would like to add/supplement my DX target list with yours. I think I
might have a better chance at grabbing some of SP stations/NDBs these
given the quiet and closr location.

Thanks,

John
];')

--- In ultralightdx@..., "kugellagers" <kugellager@...>
wrote:

I will soon be taking a quick trip to the big island of Hawaii for
work and will have two, maybe three, evenings/nights to try some DX.

I have compiled a list of things I think might be possible DX targets
along with the local radio stations.

http://f1.grp.yahoofs.com/v1/sB8cUPt1KQDLHUu0uPRCIC9thx7K01J32DW08gofSmLjkYaEFY-KYMm5XCWHLyZxvQK4ihl_JIY7NG7lvGGDY4pzfNPJNi7VkbI/8.%20Members%20Loggings%20%26%20DXpeditions/Hawaii%20%26%20Pacific%20Territories%20DX%20Targets.xls

I will be in Volcano for two nights in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
where it is sure to be very RFI quiet. The last night I will be on the
upper floors of a hotel in Hilo. I will be bringing my PL-380 with 7.5"
loopstick and probably my inductively coupled 25' vertical/wire setup
(minus the aluminum tent stakes).

Some of the targets on the list I made are NDBs in Hawaii, Guam,
American Samoa.

I will not have time to get to the beach while in Volcano...I will be
next to the volcano ....go figure and in what I think will be a very
RFI quiet location. The hotel in Hilo sits on the ocean...I may be able
to hang something off the balcony. Should be quieter than my recent
trip to Anchorage but not quiet - Hilo is far smaller than Anchorage.

I will most likely only be able to DX at night after work. It gets
dark there around 6:50pm

Any tips or suggestions of what to look for? NDBs or maybe distant
DX in addition to what I put in my DX target file?

John
];')


New Member

bob goldstein <bobgstein@...>
 

I have purchased many sw radios through the years. I love radios but I am not a radio mechanic. I have a Sony SW77 that has been beautifully kept but has problems. I was wondering if anyone can suggest a quality repair service that would be familiar with the aging problems of the Sony SW77.

I would very much appreciate your help.

By the way,considering the ultralight radios now being sold, I own the tecsun pl660 and would recommend that radio as the ultralight radio to buy today (based on the ratio of price to performance).


Re: Carrying / Storing your radios

Adrian Flynn <ADRIANJAMESFLYNN@...>
 

Hello Everybody,
 
As a retired repair technician have repaired/tried to repair many many portable radios put on a shelf and forgotten.
 
I would recommend removing batteries when you put the radio in a shipping/storage case of any type.
This is so that you do not forget to remove the batteries when you get home or to destination and radio ends up on a shelf for a while, planed or not.

It only takes one battery deciding to leak NEW/OLD to destroy battery terminals and or circuit boards.

Make a little hole in your carrier to put the battery/batteries put them in a zip lock bag and put them in the little hole.
 
You do not want to see the mess a leaky battery can make of your radios!
 
I know it is a PITA to have to do it but it saves repairing/replacing a good radio no matter what the cost.
 
Adrian KF7DYU

On Sat, Aug 4, 2012 at 2:14 AM, Paul <tanger32au@...> wrote:
 

Hi All,

What ideas / suggestions and methods have others tried for carrying and storing your radios?

I have purchased a hard carry case and set this up with my radios + other bits and pieces.
Photos: http://tasultralightbroadcastbanddxing.blogspot.com.au/

I would be keen to hear of other ideas and suggestions.

Paul



Re: Upcoming Trip to Big Island of Hawaii - Any DX Tips?

kugellagers
 

@ Bob & Kevin

I will actually be staying in the park only about 150 yards from the crater rim (closer than Volcano House) in a house reserved for visiting scientists and officials of the Hawiian Volcano Observatory.

Plug these coordinates into Google Earth to see: 19.424021, -155.255874

There is an overlook 150 yards to the WSW of the house that sits atop a 350 ft or so cliff that overlooks the caldera and lava lake. Which makes me wonder what affect, if any, a lake of molten rock would have on RF propagation/noise? I did a little research on volcanic soils and found that when wet (this area gets rain nearly every day) they are nearly as conductive as clayey soils. But that doesn't tell me what affects solid lava rock and molten lava would have on propagation. I imagine it would be small since the actual lake is about 3km SW of the cliff (near the smoke in the Google image). I think 350 ft height the cliff itself might help more with reception that anything else...Talk about cliffside DX Gary!

@ Gary

Do you have just a list (like word or excel or text)of your recent DXpedition Pacific NDBs and MW station log? I thought there might be one somewhere online but I may have been thinking of something else. I would like to add/supplement my DX target list with yours. I think I might have a better chance at grabbing some of SP stations/NDBs these given the quiet and closr location.

Thanks,

John
];')

--- In ultralightdx@..., "kugellagers" <kugellager@...> wrote:

I will soon be taking a quick trip to the big island of Hawaii for work and will have two, maybe three, evenings/nights to try some DX.

I have compiled a list of things I think might be possible DX targets along with the local radio stations.

http://f1.grp.yahoofs.com/v1/sB8cUPt1KQDLHUu0uPRCIC9thx7K01J32DW08gofSmLjkYaEFY-KYMm5XCWHLyZxvQK4ihl_JIY7NG7lvGGDY4pzfNPJNi7VkbI/8.%20Members%20Loggings%20%26%20DXpeditions/Hawaii%20%26%20Pacific%20Territories%20DX%20Targets.xls

I will be in Volcano for two nights in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park where it is sure to be very RFI quiet. The last night I will be on the upper floors of a hotel in Hilo. I will be bringing my PL-380 with 7.5" loopstick and probably my inductively coupled 25' vertical/wire setup (minus the aluminum tent stakes).

Some of the targets on the list I made are NDBs in Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa.

I will not have time to get to the beach while in Volcano...I will be next to the volcano ....go figure and in what I think will be a very RFI quiet location. The hotel in Hilo sits on the ocean...I may be able to hang something off the balcony. Should be quieter than my recent trip to Anchorage but not quiet - Hilo is far smaller than Anchorage.

I will most likely only be able to DX at night after work. It gets dark there around 6:50pm

Any tips or suggestions of what to look for? NDBs or maybe distant DX in addition to what I put in my DX target file?

John
];')


Re: Carrying / Storing your radios

K8HU and ex-NMN
 

If memory serves, our own Rob Ross noted he uses (or used) a shoe storage sleeve which hangs from the back of a door. Made of fabric, it has pockets in which shoes (radios) are inserted.

Low cost ad a novel idea, IMHO.

Chuck Rippel
Chesapeake, VA

--- In ultralightdx@..., "Paul" <tanger32au@...> wrote:

Hi All,

What ideas / suggestions and methods have others tried for carrying and storing your radios?

I have purchased a hard carry case and set this up with my radios + other bits and pieces.
Photos: http://tasultralightbroadcastbanddxing.blogspot.com.au/

I would be keen to hear of other ideas and suggestions.

Paul


Re: Logging Sheets / Systems

K8HU and ex-NMN
 

Right now, I use paper in the form of the Spectrum Log sheets which are in our FILES Section:

http://f1.grp.yahoofs.com/v1/wA4dUBQ2Z8ukMCScIlXgM81F7ugBRRO5o6-Lle9vH1aAR08O10BKS194fCsZCQHyQCEZQt67C0CGNqnXa4sDk-YdGTJI_X55/4%20DXing%20Techniques%20/UL%20AM%20Spectrum%20Log%20LONG%20FORM.doc

I'd like to change to an Excell based system at some point.

Goodluck in your quest.

Chuck Rippel
Chesapeake, VA

--- In ultralightdx@..., "Paul" <tanger32au@...> wrote:

Hi all,

What are some of the different ways people are logging what they hear? Paper and pen or have most people moved across to a digital method via a Laptop / Net book or mobile phone?

I am looking for some suggestions of what people use.

Paul


Re: Carrying / Storing your radios

Jay Heyl
 

On Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 11:14 PM, Paul <tanger32au@...> wrote:
Hi All,

What ideas / suggestions and methods have others tried for carrying and storing your radios?

I have purchased a hard carry case and set this up with my radios + other bits and pieces.
Photos: http://tasultralightbroadcastbanddxing.blogspot.com.au/

Nice case. I did something similar for my high end gear. I got a large Stormcase and carved out storage for my AR7030, Quantum Phaser, Quantum Loop, DSP, plus cables and power supplies. It has worked well.

I bought a Pelican iPod case that nicely fits my Sony T615. For the rest of my small radios I either use the case that came with them or roll them up in a sweat sock if they're going in my luggage. I've taken to being a bit more selective before venturing out so I don't have too many radios to worry about while traveling. The last time I went through airport security they made me unpack my carry-on because all the electronics made it impossible to get a reading on it all.

  -- Jay


Re: Logging Sheets / Systems

Paul Blundell
 

Thanks to everybody for the feedback and suggestions. I am going to settle for pen and paper "in the field" and then enter them all in to a report format when I get home.

Paul
http://tasultralightbroadcastbanddxing.blogspot.com.au/

On Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 3:31 AM, kugellagers <kugellager@...> wrote:
 

Here's my full AM BCB Log:

http://f1.grp.yahoofs.com/v1/ELIaUF2boUHDEYTbWPaeMoPbg9Fylhs508jVvn2y3EuEQcPOzWQqBTARWmGXo-4ZQ3SeVG0x7FGhHXD4MXSg4P7B9LhN5tjy10Q/8.%20Members%20Loggings%20%26%20DXpeditions/AM%20BCB%20Stations%20Received.xls

I link all the info mentioned below so that I can easily access it if I am interested. Helps to make ID or re-logs quicker at times when I have a lot of logs on a particular frequency...etc.

I typically look at day/night power levels from the FCC site and the antenna patterns from radio locator...Then I like to have the station website linked to the call sign so I can pop them up for a format or program schedule check real fast if I want.

John
];')

--- In ultralightdx@..., "ferrite61" >
> What links do you need? Its just a logsheet.
>
> Paul S. in CT
>
>
> --- In ultralightdx@..., Bob Coomler wrote:
> >
> > How do you add the links to your log?
> >
> > Bob Coomler W7SWL
> > Tucson, AZ
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > >________________________________
> > > From: kugellagers
> > >To: ultralightdx@...
> > >Sent: Thursday, August 2, 2012 6:47 AM
> > >Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: Logging Sheets / Systems
> > >
> > >
> > > 
> > >
> > >I too used Excel to log all of my DX.
> > >
> > >You can see my recent Walloon Lake, Michigan DX log in the files section on here for an example.
> > >
> > >In my exel logs I have put links into several of the parameters when I can see the FCC page, transmission pattern or station website just by clicking on them. The Walloon Lake log is not as complete as my full log, but you can get the idea.
> > >
> > >May Walloon Lake log is as below.
> > >
> > >http://f1.grp.yahoofs.com/v1/0HkaUBIGBtIVmq1cBD9G1tGENsNOqlsRkGxQbibHtB5kalaa4MpiRCJzx7rk5OGORfE7IN5FT10rZPXHL8Rv9u2pPSKKqHdC07c/8.%20Members%20Loggings%20%26%20DXpeditions/AM%20BCB%20Log%20-%20Walloon%20Lake%2C%20Michigan%20%20-%20June%202012%20
> > >
> > >John,
> > >];')
> > >
> > >--- In ultralightdx@..., "Paul" wrote:
> > >>
> > >> Hi all,
> > >>
> > >> What are some of the different ways people are logging what they hear? Paper and pen or have most people moved across to a digital method via a Laptop / Net book or mobile phone?
> > >>
> > >> I am looking for some suggestions of what people use.
> > >>
> > >> Paul
> > >>
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
>



Carrying / Storing your radios

Paul Blundell
 

Hi All,

What ideas / suggestions and methods have others tried for carrying and storing your radios?

I have purchased a hard carry case and set this up with my radios + other bits and pieces.
Photos: http://tasultralightbroadcastbanddxing.blogspot.com.au/

I would be keen to hear of other ideas and suggestions.

Paul


Re: Upcoming Trip to Big Island of Hawaii - Any DX Tips?

kevin asato <kc6pob@...>
 

Ah but you can get to the beach (and stay in Volcanos National Park). There is a road from Volcano House that goes to the south end of the Park which empties into a large parking lot (or used to). This parking lot is next to the ocean but it's not broad and sandy like the tourist beaches. While parked there, you can stroll out on the lava flows and maybe get a glimpse of the newest part of the island being formed (it's the steam coming coming out of the ocean where the lava is rolling in). I would definitely try to sneak in an afternoon or early morning to do so.

If you do choose to go out onto the lava flow, please wear long pants and shoes as the lava is very glass like - not smooth and slippery but sharp, ribbon-like flows. I have seen tourists in shorts and open toed sandals trip and fall - not a pretty sight.
73,
kevin
kc6pob

From: kugellagers To: ultralightdx@...
Sent: Friday, August 3, 2012 12:17 PM
Subject: [ultralightdx] Upcoming Trip to Big Island of Hawaii - Any DX Tips?

 
I will soon be taking a quick trip to the big island of Hawaii for work and will have two, maybe three, evenings/nights to try some DX.

I have compiled a list of things I think might be possible DX targets along with the local radio stations.

http://f1.grp.yahoofs.com/v1/sB8cUPt1KQDLHUu0uPRCIC9thx7K01J32DW08gofSmLjkYaEFY-KYMm5XCWHLyZxvQK4ihl_JIY7NG7lvGGDY4pzfNPJNi7VkbI/8.%20Members%20Loggings%20%26%20DXpeditions/Hawaii%20%26%20Pacific%20Territories%20DX%20Targets.xls

I will be in Volcano for two nights in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park where it is sure to be very RFI quiet. The last night I will be on the upper floors of a hotel in Hilo. I will be bringing my PL-380 with 7.5" loopstick and probably my inductively coupled 25' vertical/wire setup (minus the aluminum tent stakes).

Some of the targets on the list I made are NDBs in Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa.

I will not have time to get to the beach while in Volcano...I will be next to the volcano ....go figure and in what I think will be a very RFI quiet location. The hotel in Hilo sits on the ocean...I may be able to hang something off the balcony. Should be quieter than my recent trip to Anchorage but not quiet - Hilo is far smaller than Anchorage.

I will most likely only be able to DX at night after work. It gets dark there around 6:50pm

Any tips or suggestions of what to look for? NDBs or maybe distant DX in addition to what I put in my DX target file?

John
];')




Re: Upcoming Trip to Big Island of Hawaii - Any DX Tips?

Gary DeBock
 

Hi John,

From the big island of Hawaii you should be able to hear a lot of South
Pacific AM-DX from New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific islands as
long as you can listen just before your local sunrise (or stay up until
after sunset at the transmitter site in the South Pacific).

For long-range NDB's on Longwave you might try for the same ones that
worked for me two weeks ago during the Oregon cliff DXpedition--
270-FA in Samoa, 260-NF on Norfolk Island and 238-KT in New Zealand.
These beacons typically wait until there is quite a bit of sunlight in
the early morning (just before sunrise) before they show up at all,
then they drop out like a rock after about 5 minutes on Ultralight
radios :-)

73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA)

-----Original Message-----
From: kugellagers <kugellager@...>
To: ultralightdx <ultralightdx@...>
Sent: Fri, Aug 3, 2012 12:17 pm
Subject: [ultralightdx] Upcoming Trip to Big Island of Hawaii - Any DX
Tips?





I will soon be taking a quick trip to the big island of Hawaii for work
and will have two, maybe three, evenings/nights to try some DX.

I have compiled a list of things I think might be possible DX targets
along with the local radio stations.

http://f1.grp.yahoofs.com/v1/sB8cUPt1KQDLHUu0uPRCIC9thx7K01J32DW08gofSmLjkYaEFY-KYMm5XCWHLyZxvQK4ihl_JIY7NG7lvGGDY4pzfNPJNi7VkbI/8.%20Members%20Loggings%20%26%20DXpeditions/Hawaii%20%26%20Pacific%20Territories%20DX%20Targets.xls

I will be in Volcano for two nights in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
where it is sure to be very RFI quiet. The last night I will be on the
upper floors of a hotel in Hilo. I will be bringing my PL-380 with 7.5"
loopstick and probably my inductively coupled 25' vertical/wire setup
(minus the aluminum tent stakes).

Some of the targets on the list I made are NDBs in Hawaii, Guam,
American Samoa.

I will not have time to get to the beach while in Volcano...I will be
next to the volcano ....go figure and in what I think will be a very
RFI quiet location. The hotel in Hilo sits on the ocean...I may be able
to hang something off the balcony. Should be quieter than my recent
trip to Anchorage but not quiet - Hilo is far smaller than Anchorage.

I will most likely only be able to DX at night after work. It gets dark
there around 6:50pm

Any tips or suggestions of what to look for? NDBs or maybe distant DX
in addition to what I put in my DX target file?

John
];')


Re: Upcoming Trip to Big Island of Hawaii - Any DX Tips?

Bob Coomler
 

I probably wouldn't want to go there at night, but Ka Lae (South Point), the southernmost point of the Big Island and the U.S. has always intrigued me.  Maybe sunset or sunrise?

Bob Coomler W7SWL
Tucson, AZ


From: kugellagers
To: ultralightdx@...
Sent: Friday, August 3, 2012 12:17 PM
Subject: [ultralightdx] Upcoming Trip to Big Island of Hawaii - Any DX Tips?

 
I will soon be taking a quick trip to the big island of Hawaii for work and will have two, maybe three, evenings/nights to try some DX.

I have compiled a list of things I think might be possible DX targets along with the local radio stations.

http://f1.grp.yahoofs.com/v1/sB8cUPt1KQDLHUu0uPRCIC9thx7K01J32DW08gofSmLjkYaEFY-KYMm5XCWHLyZxvQK4ihl_JIY7NG7lvGGDY4pzfNPJNi7VkbI/8.%20Members%20Loggings%20%26%20DXpeditions/Hawaii%20%26%20Pacific%20Territories%20DX%20Targets.xls

I will be in Volcano for two nights in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park where it is sure to be very RFI quiet. The last night I will be on the upper floors of a hotel in Hilo. I will be bringing my PL-380 with 7.5" loopstick and probably my inductively coupled 25' vertical/wire setup (minus the aluminum tent stakes).

Some of the targets on the list I made are NDBs in Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa.

I will not have time to get to the beach while in Volcano...I will be next to the volcano ....go figure and in what I think will be a very RFI quiet location. The hotel in Hilo sits on the ocean...I may be able to hang something off the balcony. Should be quieter than my recent trip to Anchorage but not quiet - Hilo is far smaller than Anchorage.

I will most likely only be able to DX at night after work. It gets dark there around 6:50pm

Any tips or suggestions of what to look for? NDBs or maybe distant DX in addition to what I put in my DX target file?

John
];')




Upcoming Trip to Big Island of Hawaii - Any DX Tips?

kugellagers
 

I will soon be taking a quick trip to the big island of Hawaii for work and will have two, maybe three, evenings/nights to try some DX.

I have compiled a list of things I think might be possible DX targets along with the local radio stations.

http://f1.grp.yahoofs.com/v1/sB8cUPt1KQDLHUu0uPRCIC9thx7K01J32DW08gofSmLjkYaEFY-KYMm5XCWHLyZxvQK4ihl_JIY7NG7lvGGDY4pzfNPJNi7VkbI/8.%20Members%20Loggings%20%26%20DXpeditions/Hawaii%20%26%20Pacific%20Territories%20DX%20Targets.xls

I will be in Volcano for two nights in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park where it is sure to be very RFI quiet. The last night I will be on the upper floors of a hotel in Hilo. I will be bringing my PL-380 with 7.5" loopstick and probably my inductively coupled 25' vertical/wire setup (minus the aluminum tent stakes).

Some of the targets on the list I made are NDBs in Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa.

I will not have time to get to the beach while in Volcano...I will be next to the volcano ....go figure and in what I think will be a very RFI quiet location. The hotel in Hilo sits on the ocean...I may be able to hang something off the balcony. Should be quieter than my recent trip to Anchorage but not quiet - Hilo is far smaller than Anchorage.

I will most likely only be able to DX at night after work. It gets dark there around 6:50pm

Any tips or suggestions of what to look for? NDBs or maybe distant DX in addition to what I put in my DX target file?

John
];')


Re: Middle Eastern Sounding MX on 1500?

Gabriel Velez
 

If it IS that station, it's at 20 watts at night. Amazing how propagation over water can be so far reaching! And it is on the gulf side of Florida.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WXYB

Gabe

--- In ultralightdx@..., "rob_in_sc" <rkeeneybbq@...> wrote:

It's definitely WPSO. I hear them nightly. Also check what appears to be a // on 1520, WXYB.

Rob in SC

--- In ultralightdx@..., Stephen Ponder <stephen_ponder@> wrote:

Who is playing Middle-Eastern mx on 1500 kHz at 0240 UTC? I've been hearing them almost every nite around the same time recently. There's also a male anncr with heavily-accented ME-sounding language (to my untrained ears, it doesn't sound like Arabic).

Is it coincidental this unid station showed up the same time as Ramadan started?

BTW, it's "looping" toward the ENE from my QTH (southeast Houston, TX).

Radio is a barefoot Sangean DT-400W, but I've also heard it on my Eton E100, also barefoot.

Steve Ponder, N5WBI (EL29kn)
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Re: Middle Eastern Sounding MX on 1500?

Rob Keeney
 

It's definitely WPSO. I hear them nightly. Also check what appears to be a // on 1520, WXYB.

Rob in SC

--- In ultralightdx@..., Stephen Ponder <stephen_ponder@...> wrote:

Who is playing Middle-Eastern mx on 1500 kHz at 0240 UTC? I've been hearing them almost every nite around the same time recently. There's also a male anncr with heavily-accented ME-sounding language (to my untrained ears, it doesn't sound like Arabic).

Is it coincidental this unid station showed up the same time as Ramadan started?

BTW, it's "looping" toward the ENE from my QTH (southeast Houston, TX).

Radio is a barefoot Sangean DT-400W, but I've also heard it on my Eton E100, also barefoot.

Steve Ponder, N5WBI (EL29kn)
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Rob
 


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