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Re: French heard on 590 kHz

Bruce Conti
 

Echo Evangelique is the name of the Saturday night French/Haitian program on 590 WEZE Boston.  Radio 4VEH Haiti is sometimes mentioned during the program too.  A few years ago there were DX reports of possible Haiti on 590 that turned out to be WEZE.  See the Saturday program schedule online at http://www.wezeradio.com/ProgramGuide/?channel=ProgramGuide&parent1=root

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Re: French heard on 590 kHz

Bruce Conti
 

On Sat, Jun 22, 2013 at 11:08 PM, ferrite61 <dxrx@...> wrote:
Tuning my PL-310 barefoot around the lower end of the AM-BCB found a French News/Talk format unheard since 2007 (as CKRS). This station aims slightly West of North, indicating Montreal and environs. A check of the Canadian database for Montreal indicates nothing, and FCC db still lists the defunct CKRS.

Considering your location relatively close to Boston, I would guess 590 WEZE which has French/Haitian programs.

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Re: Video of Tecsun R-2010D Pro and Con

josephrot
 

Thank you for pointing us to the information, Vimal.

One now wonders if sometimes, we hope that if we see new or newer receivers with the new Si or DSP chips in them, we still seem to have to settle for trade-offs.

In the Tecsun 2010D, one such tradeoff appears to be the "missing" 1 kHz tuning steps that the more expensive Tecsun PL series have for example the PL-600 and PL-660.

Joe

--- In ultralightdx@..., Vimal <sumanmed@...> wrote:

This is one of the videos that are non impressive.A no for a good radio?

On Sun, Jun 23, 2013 at 9:32 AM, texnote <texnote@...> wrote:

Anon-co has posted a video showing FM, MW, and SW tuning on the R-2010D.
Unfortunately it does look like it tunes in fixed increments of 5 or 10/9
kHz:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyNTe4mb-MQ


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thomashuber@...
 

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Re: Video of Tecsun R-2010D

Vimal
 

This is one of the videos that are non impressive.A no for a good radio?


On Sun, Jun 23, 2013 at 9:32 AM, texnote <texnote@...> wrote:
 

Anon-co has posted a video showing FM, MW, and SW tuning on the R-2010D. Unfortunately it does look like it tunes in fixed increments of 5 or 10/9 kHz:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyNTe4mb-MQ



Off Topic Grundig G5 Shortwave Radio

Kevin Raper
 

I have a sick Grundig G5. Does anyone know of a Repair Depot that will service it, or even a Service Manual so I can fix it myself?

It had a problem with the PLL locking up, but you could remove the batteries overnight and reset the microprocessor and it would come back to life. It finally died so it will not reset out of the Lock condition.

Eton - Grundig was no help since it is out of warranty and is an obsolete model. I really do like this radio since it is a DX Beast compared to other radios of it's size.


73,
Kevin Raper
KJ4HYD
CE WCKI WQIZ WLTQ

There is no limitation to the fidelity of AM radio. From a mathematical standpoint, AM does better in frequency response than FM. - Leonard Kahn




Video of Tecsun R-2010D

texnote
 

Anon-co has posted a video showing FM, MW, and SW tuning on the R-2010D. Unfortunately it does look like it tunes in fixed increments of 5 or 10/9 kHz:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyNTe4mb-MQ


Re: Other sellers of Tecsun 2010?

Vimal
 

Hello,
I agree with Joe and Farmerik.True ATDD radio was S350.Or in latest
"finer tuning'' Tecsun models DTDD-PL660/600.
Another reliable old choices are DE1103 & E100,both offer 1khz steps
apart from 9/10 khz ,if I am not wrong,But all of these are non DSP
radios.
Si chips are designed to go in 9/10 khz steps with a degree of soft
mute,as in PL310/380/390 and in 2010D too perhaps.


Re: Other sellers of Tecsun 2010?

Vimal
 

Hello,
I agree with Farmerik,true ATDD radio was S350.
For "finer tuning'' and other options or features Tecsun models
PL660/600 are good choices as suggested by Joe
Another reliable old choices are DE1103 & E100,both offer 1khz steps
apart from 9/10 khz ,if I am not wrong,But all of these are non DSP
radios.
Si chips are designed to go in 9/10 khz steps with a degree of soft
mute,as in PL310/380/390 and in 2010D too perhaps.


French heard on 590 kHz

ferrite61 <dxrx@...>
 

Also posted on DXLD y-group. This is very new it seems, first contact at 2230 EDT and measuring 30:10 +/- 5 units due to fading. Note there is an auroral condition tonite.

========================================================================

Tuning my PL-310 barefoot around the lower end of the AM-BCB found a French News/Talk format unheard since 2007 (as CKRS). This station aims slightly West of North, indicating Montreal and environs. A check of the Canadian database for Montreal indicates nothing, and FCC db still lists the defunct CKRS. Can some of our Canadian contributors enlighten?

Thanks much
Paul S. in CT FN31nl


Re: Other sellers of Tecsun 2010?

ferrite61 <dxrx@...>
 

Based upon what I've read, it appears that offset tuning is difficult if not impossible. Therefore the Soft Mute cannot be disabled, like in the PL-310/380/606/505 by tuning +/- 1kHz. I'll Pass on this one.

Paul S. in CT

--- In ultralightdx@..., "josephrot" <joerotello@...> wrote:

Although the Tecsun 2010D might not be able to tune by 1kHz, SW frequency's are separated by 5 kHz increments as international standard practice. AM/MW are separated by 9/10kHz also by standard practice, with the vast majority of receivers allowing the selection of the 9kHz or 10kHz frequency steps as is normal for various world locales.

For lower-cost receivers where the idea is good performance with user simplicity, these appear to be presets and/or designs in the Tecsun 2010D model series.

For "finer tuning" and other options or features, it may be advisable to look into the other Tecsun models, for example the PL-600 or PL-660 series ?

Joe

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


Just received this from the excellent ebay seller anon-co, about the
Tecsun R-2010D:

"Unfortunately I have to say that the device cannot tune in on 1 kHz.
Regarding the "soft mute" function, I believe this is indeed the case,
although more obvious for FM than MW tuning. While tuning for stations
the volume generally becomes much louder when a station is found and the
volume reduces when tuning and only hearing static. If you wish, I can
make a short video for you the show the functioning."

Paul


Re: Other sellers of Tecsun 2010?

Rik
 

Until someone has one to try, I don't think we will know for sure if the tuning is actually analog and the digital read out only reads in 9/10 steps on AM, or if it actually tunes in steps rather than continuously. The info from SI says analog tuned/digital display for the chip, if I found the right description. It also says a pot is used for tuning rather than a cap, but not a step switch which makes or breaks like many digital radios use.

For example, the popular S-350 tuned analog, so you could get 'on the slope' of a signal if you wanted to, but the display showed the nearest digital frequency it could, if I remember correctly.

On the KA/DE 321, a station seemed to suddenly be there as you tuned slowly across the AM band, but I don't know if that is some circuit like Automatic Fine Tuning, locking onto the signal as soon as you get close, or if the chip is actually jumping from one frequency to the next in steps as a true digital tuner.

-FARMERIK

--- In ultralightdx@..., "josephrot" <joerotello@...> wrote:

Although the Tecsun 2010D might not be able to tune by 1kHz, SW frequency's are separated by 5 kHz increments as international standard practice. AM/MW are separated by 9/10kHz also by standard practice, with the vast majority of receivers allowing the selection of the 9kHz or 10kHz frequency steps as is normal for various world locales.

For lower-cost receivers where the idea is good performance with user simplicity, these appear to be presets and/or designs in the Tecsun 2010D model series.

For "finer tuning" and other options or features, it may be advisable to look into the other Tecsun models, for example the PL-600 or PL-660 series ?

Joe

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


Just received this from the excellent ebay seller anon-co, about the
Tecsun R-2010D:

"Unfortunately I have to say that the device cannot tune in on 1 kHz.
Regarding the "soft mute" function, I believe this is indeed the case,
although more obvious for FM than MW tuning. While tuning for stations
the volume generally becomes much louder when a station is found and the
volume reduces when tuning and only hearing static. If you wish, I can
make a short video for you the show the functioning."

Paul


Re: Other sellers of Tecsun 2010?

josephrot
 

Although the Tecsun 2010D might not be able to tune by 1kHz, SW frequency's are separated by 5 kHz increments as international standard practice. AM/MW are separated by 9/10kHz also by standard practice, with the vast majority of receivers allowing the selection of the 9kHz or 10kHz frequency steps as is normal for various world locales.

For lower-cost receivers where the idea is good performance with user simplicity, these appear to be presets and/or designs in the Tecsun 2010D model series.

For "finer tuning" and other options or features, it may be advisable to look into the other Tecsun models, for example the PL-600 or PL-660 series ?

Joe

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


Just received this from the excellent ebay seller anon-co, about the
Tecsun R-2010D:

"Unfortunately I have to say that the device cannot tune in on 1 kHz.
Regarding the "soft mute" function, I believe this is indeed the case,
although more obvious for FM than MW tuning. While tuning for stations
the volume generally becomes much louder when a station is found and the
volume reduces when tuning and only hearing static. If you wish, I can
make a short video for you the show the functioning."

Paul


Re: recent logs and thoughts

Allen Willie
 

RE:

I added a new station to my log this morning.
6/22/13
1052 GMT 830 kHz XELN, Linares, Nuevo Leon, México (5 kW @ 1296 km/805 mi). Program was Música regional with frequent "Caliente" ID's. Mexican national at 1100 with sign-on announcement at 1102. URL station #1020 (barefoot #1007) and México #185 (5th on 830 kHz). Receiver: Sony SRF-T615.

There was no sign of usually dominant WCCO.

Good DX everyone.

Richard.

Richard Allen,
near Perry OK USA.



Richard, Rob and the Group

Thanks for the cudos on the logs the other night from Brazil . It wasn't a lengthy opening but the signals were very strong from that country.

Richard..... keep logging those Mexicans . Great stuff. I hope I can catch Nicaragua on 720 sometime ... that would be another new country on the list for me .


Rob.... I seem to be logging them in bunches lately. Now with the daylight hours shifting the other way soon, it will make things interesting heading in to the fall season.

There have been a few closures of Trans-Atlantic stations during the past while. Some frequencies vacated should present new opportunities to catch some different ones for the logbook.

To All

Have a great summer and Good DX

Allen Willie
Bristol's Hope, Newfoundland


New station 6/22/13

bbwrwy
 

I added a new station to my log this morning.

6/22/13
1052 GMT 830 kHz XELN, Linares, Nuevo Leon, México (5 kW @ 1296 km/805 mi). Program was Música regional with frequent "Caliente" ID's. Mexican national at 1100 with sign-on announcement at 1102. URL station #1020 (barefoot #1007) and México #185 (5th on 830 kHz). Receiver: Sony SRF-T615.

There was no sign of usually dominant WCCO.

Good DX everyone.

Richard.

Richard Allen,
near Perry OK USA.


Re: Newfoundland Ultralight Radio Logs Jun 21

bbwrwy
 

Allen:

Congratulations. Fantastic DX. I tried to hear South America last evening, but got no closer than Nicaragua. At times 720 Radio Catolica, Managua, was completely covering WGN.

Have a good DXing summer.

Richard.

Richard Allen,
near Perry OK USA.


Re: Other sellers of Tecsun 2010?

texnote
 

Just received this from the excellent ebay seller anon-co, about the Tecsun R-2010D:

"Unfortunately I have to say that the device cannot tune in on 1 kHz. Regarding the "soft mute" function, I believe this is indeed the case, although more obvious for FM than MW tuning. While tuning for stations the volume generally becomes much louder when a station is found and the volume reduces when tuning and only hearing  static. If you wish, I can make a short video for you the show the functioning."

Paul


Re: Newfoundland Ultralight Radio Logs Jun 21

Michael <michael.setaazul@...>
 

----- Original Message ----- From Robert Ross

Wow Allen........4 New Brazilian AMers in one Night!!!! That's 2 More than I have ever heard!!!
I can barely see your Tail Lights as you keep stackin' 'em up!!!!

Vrrrrooooommmmmm......Keep loggin' 'em Pal, looks like the sky is the Limit
with a ULR Receiver!!! Wonder if John woulda believed all of this?????
Sure wish he coulda been here to see it all happen.

73..ROB VA3SW
_________________________________________________________________

The salt in the Atlantic must be more magic left of the pond than this side.
I feel good if I can read 1010kHz and one or two others - and I am in sight
of the Atlantic... We do have a lot of competition from continental Europe
which generates obliterating heterodynes.

"Depressed of the UK"

(Michael)


Re: Newfoundland Ultralight Radio Logs Jun 21

robert ross
 


On 2013-06-21, at 4:39 PM, Allen wrote:

 

Hello To All,

With the Solar K Index at4 on Thursday evening , conditions favored signals from the south as a number of Brazilian stations were audible with strong signals for roughly a half hour or so here in the "Hope". Overall 4 new ones were added to the Ultralight logbook as follows:

1170 - BRAZIL - Radio Ataiaia, Curitiba ZYK 273 00:08 UTC 6/21/13 w/ Portuguese talk & vocals, mention of Brazil, ID's

Ultralight Station # 1071 Latin Station # 215
Receiver: SRF-M37W barefoot

Good DX

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



 Wow Allen........4 New Brazilian AMers in one Night!!!! That's 2 More than I have ever heard!!!  I can barely see your Tail Lights as you keep stackin' 'em up!!!!

Vrrrrooooommmmmm......Keep loggin' 'em Pal, looks like the sky is the Limit with a ULR Receiver!!! Wonder if John woulda believed all of this????? Sure wish he coulda been here to see it all happen.

73..ROB VA3SW 

Robert S. Ross
London., Ontario CANADA


Newfoundland Ultralight Radio Logs Jun 21

Allen Willie
 

Hello To All,



With the Solar K Index at4 on Thursday evening , conditions favored signals from the south as a number of Brazilian stations were audible with strong signals for roughly a half hour or so here in the "Hope". Overall 4 new ones were added to the Ultralight logbook as follows:



1170 - BRAZIL - Radio Ataiaia, Curitiba ZYK 273 00:08 UTC 6/21/13 w/ Portuguese talk & vocals, mention of Brazil, ID's

Ultralight Station # 1071 Latin Station # 215




1070 - BRAZIL - Radio Cajazeiras, Cajazeiras ZYI 673 00:16 UTC 6/21/13 w/ talk & vocal in Portuguese, ID

Ultralight Station # 1072 Latin Station # 216




1030 - BRAZIL - Radio Capital, Rio De Janeiro ZYJ 467 00:19 UTC 6/21/13 w/ Portuguese talk, music, ID by man , also mentions of Brazil & Rio De Janeiro

Ultralight Station # 1073 Latin Station # 217




1080 - BRAZIL - Radio Capital, Brasilia ZYH 708 00:29 UTC 6/21/13 w/ talk in Portuguese, ID by woman, mention Brasilia

Ultralight Station # 1074 Latin Station # 218





Receiver: SRF-M37W barefoot


Good DX


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

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