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Re: Gary DeBock's New Monster FSL Antenna

kugellagers
 

...and for the third straight year the Russian Ferrite Rod Syndicate (RuFeRS) have named him customer of the the year as well as named one of their forklifts after him.

John
];')

--- In ultralightdx@..., "JRTENN" wrote:

RE: << On behalf of the Group I am taking it upon myself to start a "Support Gary Charity Fund". This latest version of the FSL Antenna used over 12 Miles of Litz Wire and Gary had to sell his Toyota Corolla to finance the Wire Purchase!! >>

You mean the project with the 6 foot long ferrite core.

Yes, indeed, that would take about that much wire...

Rumor is, Gary was invited to purchase the Litz Wire manufacturer as well.

Joe

--- In ultralightdx@..., Robert Ross wrote:


On 2013-01-31, at 8:28 PM, toptyp19 wrote:




Gary plans to straddle his new Ferrite Sleeve Loop antenna across the
backs of two sturdy mules while DXing. Good luck keeping them still when
you're trying to null a local pest station, Gary!
Guy AtkinsPuyallup, WA
Nah! Gary is still a "strapping young laddie!" He will just lash it
onto his own back and hike for the coast!
HAA!

Joe



On behalf of the Group I am taking it upon myself to start a "Support Gary Charity Fund". This latest version of the FSL Antenna used over 12 Miles of Litz Wire and Gary had to sell his Toyota Corolla to finance the Wire Purchase!!

I doubt we'll raise enough money to get him a New Toyota......and I figure the FSL will not fit in the trunk anyway. However, maybe we can raise enough to purchase him a Used Dump Truck or maybe a Front End Loader?????

All this time we've just been crediting Gary with "REFINING" the FSL Antenna.........when all along (while showing his modesty), he actually invented it ....way back in the early 1900's, obviously when he was just a boy!!!

How did you ever keep this experiment a secret from your wife....did you work on it in the Garage??

73....ROB VA3SW

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA


Re: Gary DeBock's New Monster FSL Antenna

josephrot
 

RE: << On behalf of the Group I am taking it upon myself to start a "Support Gary Charity Fund". This latest version of the FSL Antenna used over 12 Miles of Litz Wire and Gary had to sell his Toyota Corolla to finance the Wire Purchase!! >>

You mean the project with the 6 foot long ferrite core.

Yes, indeed, that would take about that much wire...

Rumor is, Gary was invited to purchase the Litz Wire manufacturer as well.

Joe

--- In ultralightdx@..., Robert Ross wrote:


On 2013-01-31, at 8:28 PM, toptyp19 wrote:




Gary plans to straddle his new Ferrite Sleeve Loop antenna across the
backs of two sturdy mules while DXing. Good luck keeping them still when
you're trying to null a local pest station, Gary!
Guy AtkinsPuyallup, WA
Nah! Gary is still a "strapping young laddie!" He will just lash it
onto his own back and hike for the coast!
HAA!

Joe



On behalf of the Group I am taking it upon myself to start a "Support Gary Charity Fund". This latest version of the FSL Antenna used over 12 Miles of Litz Wire and Gary had to sell his Toyota Corolla to finance the Wire Purchase!!

I doubt we'll raise enough money to get him a New Toyota......and I figure the FSL will not fit in the trunk anyway. However, maybe we can raise enough to purchase him a Used Dump Truck or maybe a Front End Loader?????

All this time we've just been crediting Gary with "REFINING" the FSL Antenna.........when all along (while showing his modesty), he actually invented it ....way back in the early 1900's, obviously when he was just a boy!!!

How did you ever keep this experiment a secret from your wife....did you work on it in the Garage??

73....ROB VA3SW

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA


Re: Gary DeBock's New Monster FSL Antenna

maurits <mauritsvandriessche@...>
 

   Im cureous about Gary, his new antenna .Pictures are always welcome
   All the best from  a rainy day here in Belgium
   Take care
   73,
    Maurits
   Belgium

Gary plans to straddle his new Ferrite Sleeve Loop antenna across the backs of two sturdy mules while DXing. Good luck keeping them still when you're trying to null a local pest station, Gary!



Re: Gary DeBock's New Monster FSL Antenna

robert ross
 


On 2013-01-31, at 8:28 PM, toptyp19 wrote:

 



>
> Gary plans to straddle his new Ferrite Sleeve Loop antenna across the
> backs of two sturdy mules while DXing. Good luck keeping them still when
> you're trying to null a local pest station, Gary!
> Guy AtkinsPuyallup, WA
>

Nah! Gary is still a "strapping young laddie!" He will just lash it
onto his own back and hike for the coast!
HAA!

Joe





On behalf of the Group I am taking it upon myself to start a "Support Gary Charity Fund". This latest version of the FSL Antenna used over 12 Miles of Litz Wire and Gary had to sell his Toyota Corolla to finance the Wire Purchase!!

I doubt we'll raise enough money to get him a New Toyota......and I figure the FSL will not fit in the trunk anyway. However, maybe we can raise enough to purchase him a Used Dump Truck or maybe a Front End Loader?????

All this time we've just been crediting Gary with "REFINING" the FSL Antenna.........when all along (while showing his modesty), he actually invented it ....way back in the early 1900's, obviously when he was just a boy!!! 

How did you ever keep this experiment a secret from your wife....did you work on it in the Garage??

73....ROB VA3SW

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA


Re: Gary DeBock's New Monster FSL Antenna

Joe
 


Gary plans to straddle his new Ferrite Sleeve Loop antenna across the
backs of two sturdy mules while DXing. Good luck keeping them still when
you're trying to null a local pest station, Gary!
Guy AtkinsPuyallup, WA

Nah! Gary is still a "strapping young laddie!" He will just lash it
onto his own back and hike for the coast!
HAA!

Joe


Gary DeBock's New Monster FSL Antenna

Guy Atkins
 

My Puyallup DXing pal Gary is always building "bigger is better" versions of his loop antennas. I think he outdid himself this time! 

An Ebay seller is offering an exclusive photo taken during the construction phase:


Gary plans to straddle his new Ferrite Sleeve Loop antenna across the backs of two sturdy mules while DXing. Good luck keeping them still when you're trying to null a local pest station, Gary!

Guy Atkins
Puyallup, WA


Oklahoma TP DX 01/31/13

bbwrwy
 

TP DX propagation was a wee bit better here this morning. I listen at 1300-1340 GMT (sunrise ar 1332). At 1318 I heard 774-JOUB with man in JJ reading WX report. The barely audible to poor signal faded out before 1320. My first reception of the station in some time. It is normally the easiest to hear TP here, but has been absence much of this season.

Also, observed were weak hets from 828-JOBB and 972-HLCA.

Receiver: PL-310 with 7-inch FSL.

Good DX.

Richard Allen,
near Perry OK USA.


Re: Newer PL-310

ferrite61 <dxrx@...>
 

I gave to someone who needed it after a tornado blew through Southern Massachusetts a few years ago.

Paul S. in CT

--- In ultralightdx@..., "KeithB" wrote:

Thanks for the report,Paul. Did something happen to your original '310, or do you still have both?

Keith

--- In ultralightdx@..., "ferrite61" wrote:

Just received my newer (06/2011) PL-310. This one is silver as opposed to the black early model I had, and Elmered. This one does OK, and is quieter on AM band, with a few usual suspects around 730kHz.One thing this set has is a . . . kind of buzz (very low freq.) when pushing a button that the other set did not have. It does not affect performance AFAIK. Also, this set bleeds a little AM onto the LW band, slight, but in a quiet place, there is a faint talking at level of intelligibility.


Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 1-30

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,

Despite some promising carriers around 1410 UTC (on 594, 828 and 972), mediocre audio from several Asian big guns was finally the only sign of TP life this morning. During a lackluster sunrise enhancement 972-HLCA came up to fair audio around 1535, 1566-HLAZ managed poor-fair audio at 1540, and 1575-VOA came up to fair audio at 1530. Despite improving solar conditions the band still seems to be stuck in the depressed mode.
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
C.Crane SWP 7.5" Slider loopstick Ultralight +
8" Medium Wave FSL antenna
 
 
   


Re: Newer PL-310

keith beesley
 

Thanks for the report,Paul. Did something happen to your original '310, or do you still have both?

Keith

--- In ultralightdx@..., "ferrite61" wrote:

Just received my newer (06/2011) PL-310. This one is silver as opposed to the black early model I had, and Elmered. This one does OK, and is quieter on AM band, with a few usual suspects around 730kHz.One thing this set has is a . . . kind of buzz (very low freq.) when pushing a button that the other set did not have. It does not affect performance AFAIK. Also, this set bleeds a little AM onto the LW band, slight, but in a quiet place, there is a faint talking at level of intelligibility.


Re: Newer PL-310

ferrite61 <dxrx@...>
 

Quick update ZLS Stella Mara BH also heard on 526. Paul S.

--- In ultralightdx@..., "ferrite61" wrote:

Just received my newer (06/2011) PL-310. This one is silver as opposed to the black early model I had, and Elmered. This one does OK, and is quieter on AM band, with a few usual suspects around 730kHz.One thing this set has is a . . . kind of buzz (very low freq.) when pushing a button that the other set did not have. It does not affect performance AFAIK. Also, this set bleeds a little AM onto the LW band, slight, but in a quiet place, there is a faint talking at level of intelligibility.

I have nothing new to log, but Seldom Heards WRKK 1200, WSPQ 1330,and WSTJ 1340 all up nicely earlier b4 midnight. Local Beacons and DDP also heard barefoot (Need to move outdoors). FM is top notch quality as expected.

As I responded previously, there is a new "et" version of the PL-310 available through the usual ebay vendors: mine is a "plain" PL-310.

Paul S. in CT


Newer PL-310

ferrite61 <dxrx@...>
 

Just received my newer (06/2011) PL-310. This one is silver as opposed to the black early model I had, and Elmered. This one does OK, and is quieter on AM band, with a few usual suspects around 730kHz.One thing this set has is a . . . kind of buzz (very low freq.) when pushing a button that the other set did not have. It does not affect performance AFAIK. Also, this set bleeds a little AM onto the LW band, slight, but in a quiet place, there is a faint talking at level of intelligibility.

I have nothing new to log, but Seldom Heards WRKK 1200, WSPQ 1330,and WSTJ 1340 all up nicely earlier b4 midnight. Local Beacons and DDP also heard barefoot (Need to move outdoors). FM is top notch quality as expected.

As I responded previously, there is a new "et" version of the PL-310 available through the usual ebay vendors: mine is a "plain" PL-310.

Paul S. in CT


Re: NDB's

Gary DeBock
 

Hi Allen,
 
<<<   (YQF) in Red Deer is where I lived for the previous 10 years prior to moving to Newfoundland. The other communities of Wetaskiwin , Athabasca and Coronation were also places I had visited or passed through in my travels while living in the province.

My home town out that way was Lacombe (I4-NDB on 244 ) and just north of there, is Ponoka (D3-NDB on 363). You may have already logged those and if not hopefully you'll catch those for additions your log )   >>>
 
Well, Allen, I'm happy that you can still remember your humble days in Alberta, before you became one of the top TA-DXers on the entire east coast of North America!! :-) And yes, I have heard 363-D3 in Ponoka (at least once or twice).
 
To be honest, I am constantly amazed at the huge number of NDB beacons in both Alberta and B.C.-- it seems that almost every little town (or make-believe town) has two or three of them. Without these numerous Canadian beacons, there is no way that I could have even tried to compete with Rob in Ultralight NDB-DXing last year. As it was, we both managed to deadlock for most of the season, until he finally edged me out at the end. We are both waiting for the other to go out into the cold and try to run up the Ultralight NDB score again.. at which point the race will be on!  :-)
 
73, Gary
 
 
  
  

-----Original Message-----
From: Allen Willie
To: ultralightdx
Sent: Tue, Jan 29, 2013 8:32 am
Subject: [ultralightdx] RE: NDB's

 
RE:

Hello All,

Not too much time to listen here, but 10 NDB's were received (out of 17 logged previously) during one hour of listening early Saturday morning. Receiver was a 7.5" Longwave loopstick Tecsun PL-380 Ultralight inductively coupled to a 12" Longwave FSL antenna (combo photo at http://www.mediafire.com/view/?0f1qq4awtt8mlp5 . Thanks again to Brian for the CLE organization and administration.

YY MM DD UTC FREQ STATION LOCATION

2013-01-26 0825 320 YQF Red Deer, AB
2013-01-26 0833 325 YJQ Campbell Island, BC
2013-01-26 0827 326 DC Princeton, BC
2013-01-26 0828 326 XJ Fort St. John, BC
2013-01-26 0826 328 LAC Fort Lewis, WA
2013-01-26 0831 328 5J Coronation, BC
2013-01-26 0832 329 X2 Athabasca, AB
2013-01-26 0834 332 LBH Portland, OR
2013-01-26 0834 332 XT Terrace, BC
2013-01-26 0835 334 P2 Wetaskiwin, AB

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

Hello to Gary and the group.

Gary,

Congrats on your latest NDB logs. Of special interest were the NDB's from Alberta that you heard.

(YQF) in Red Deer is where I lived for the previous 10 years prior to moving to Newfoundland. The other communities of Wetaskiwin , Athabasca and Coronation were also places I had visited or passed through in my travels while living in the province.

My home town out that way was Lacombe (I4-NDB on 244 ) and just north of there, is Ponoka (D3-NDB on 363). You may have already logged those and if not hopefully you'll catch those for additions your log )

Good Luck with the NDB Dxing

Regards

Allen Willie
Bristol's Hope, Newfoundland


Re: NDB's

Allen Willie
 

RE:


Hello All,

Not too much time to listen here, but 10 NDB's were received (out of 17 logged previously) during one hour of listening early Saturday morning. Receiver was a 7.5" Longwave loopstick Tecsun PL-380 Ultralight inductively coupled to a 12" Longwave FSL antenna (combo photo at http://www.mediafire.com/view/?0f1qq4awtt8mlp5 . Thanks again to Brian for the CLE organization and administration.

YY MM DD UTC FREQ STATION LOCATION

2013-01-26 0825 320 YQF Red Deer, AB
2013-01-26 0833 325 YJQ Campbell Island, BC
2013-01-26 0827 326 DC Princeton, BC
2013-01-26 0828 326 XJ Fort St. John, BC
2013-01-26 0826 328 LAC Fort Lewis, WA
2013-01-26 0831 328 5J Coronation, BC
2013-01-26 0832 329 X2 Athabasca, AB
2013-01-26 0834 332 LBH Portland, OR
2013-01-26 0834 332 XT Terrace, BC
2013-01-26 0835 334 P2 Wetaskiwin, AB

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





Hello to Gary and the group.


Gary,

Congrats on your latest NDB logs. Of special interest were the NDB's from Alberta that you heard.

(YQF) in Red Deer is where I lived for the previous 10 years prior to moving to Newfoundland. The other communities of Wetaskiwin , Athabasca and Coronation were also places I had visited or passed through in my travels while living in the province.

My home town out that way was Lacombe (I4-NDB on 244 ) and just north of there, is Ponoka (D3-NDB on 363). You may have already logged those and if not hopefully you'll catch those for additions your log )

Good Luck with the NDB Dxing


Regards

Allen Willie
Bristol's Hope, Newfoundland


Ultralight CLE166 Final (Puyallup, WA)

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,

Not too much time to listen here, but 10 NDB's were received (out of 17 logged previously) during one hour of listening early Saturday morning. Receiver was a 7.5" Longwave loopstick Tecsun PL-380 Ultralight inductively coupled to a 12" Longwave FSL antenna (combo photo at http://www.mediafire.com/view/?0f1qq4awtt8mlp5 . Thanks again to Brian for the CLE organization and administration.
 
YY  MM  DD  UTC   FREQ  STATION   LOCATION
 
2013-01-26  0825   320  YQF    Red Deer, AB
2013-01-26  0833   325  YJQ    Campbell Island, BC
2013-01-26  0827   326  DC     Princeton, BC
2013-01-26  0828   326  XJ     Fort St. John, BC
2013-01-26  0826   328  LAC    Fort Lewis, WA
2013-01-26  0831   328  5J     Coronation, BC
2013-01-26  0832   329  X2     Athabasca, AB
2013-01-26  0834   332  LBH    Portland, OR
2013-01-26  0834   332  XT     Terrace, BC
2013-01-26  0835   334  P2     Wetaskiwin, AB
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
 
 
 
 
   
 
 


Newfoundland Ultralight Radio Logs Jan 28-29

Allen Willie
 

Hello To All,


Despite the solar flux dropping in a short period of time from 140 or so to 98 the past few days , propagation remains decent here in the "Hope". This morning earlier, conditions seemed even better than the past few evenings have been.

For the Ultralight log , 1 new one added last night and 2 additional entries early this morning.



1161 - ALGERIA - Alger Chaine 1 , Ahaggar 20:42 UTC Jan 28 Arabic talk & music // 891

Ultralight Station # 980 Trans-Atlantic Station # 438



850 - VENEZUELA - YVLC RV Superstacion, Valencia 9:28 UTC Jan 29 ID, Spanish talk, vocals, several mentions of Venezuela ( signal was over WEEI Boston at times)

Ultralight Station # 981 Latin Station # 173




1160 - WOBM - Lakewood, New Jersey 9:49 UTC Jan 29 "1160 & 1310" ID WOBM mentioned, Valentines day promo , " Monday, Monday" by the Mamas & Papas

Ultralight Station # 982



Receiver: SRF-M37W barefoot


Good DX

Allen Willie
Bristol's Hope, Newfoundland
47:43N 53:11W


Re: PL 390 seems to have frozen

josephrot
 

May we presume that if the PL-390 has one, have you tried depressing the Reset button, usually recessed in, under, or in back of the receiver or in the battery compartment ?

Joe

--- In ultralightdx@..., "V" wrote:

Help needed. Today my PL 390 seems to have frozen. Display screen shows:
temperature,
time(still,not blinking),
battery status(approximately 60%)
and lock icon.
It won't unlock,despite several trials.The cells were taken out and replaced with freshly charged 3AA 's,but to no avail.
Connected it to laptop USB,with charging cable,still same status.
It was workingly perfectly yesterday.
Any suggestions are welcome.


Re: PL 390 seems to have frozen

Vimal
 

Left the radio without cells,and thank GOD, it has revived to blank screen; and with cells to normal operation.


PL 390 seems to have frozen

Vimal
 

Help needed. Today my PL 390 seems to have frozen. Display screen shows:
temperature,
time(still,not blinking),
battery status(approximately 60%)
and lock icon.
It won't unlock,despite several trials.The cells were taken out and replaced with freshly charged 3AA 's,but to no avail.
Connected it to laptop USB,with charging cable,still same status.
It was workingly perfectly yesterday.
Any suggestions are welcome.


Re: San Francisco DXing

Mark Roberts
 

On Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 7:19 AM, carls <cgshifflett@...> wrote:
Thanks for the info Chris, I think that will help out a lot. I found out the location in my house is causing some problems and need to move my operations to my shop and free of most RF. I did recieve this station early this morning for about 20 minutes before fade.
NM ALBUQUERQUE 770 KKOB 50000 50000 DA-N NEWS / TALK
First, congratulations on getting KKOB despite the IBOC hash that KCBC
in Riverbank (Modesto) spits out at 760, 770, and 780.

One thing to keep in mind, and something I had to remember when I
moved to the Bay Area from the Midwest, is that strong signals aren't
going to be coming at you from all directions. Not likely to get much
from the west, which is why I find Gary's expeditions and catches
interesting reading.

Aside from that, you're close to several strong signals: KGO, KTRB
(which mix to produce a false signal at 760), KFAX are all in
southwest Alameda County. KCBS and KABL (740 and 960) have IBOC
signals; so does KMKY (1310) sometimes -- and the KMKY transmitter is
right at the eastern anchorage of the east span of the Bay Bridge,
which means it's also relatively close-by. So there are parts of the
dial where getting anything over that noise will be tough.

Best of luck - I quit DXing years ago for other reasons but it can be
an interesting challenge. Things like IBOC, poorly maintained electric
lines, ever-higher nighttime powers, etc. make it even more
challenging.

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