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RFI question? - FARMERIK

Rik
 

I just took a sensitive portable radio on a bit of a walk to locate sources of RFI around my house. It looks like all electrical power wiring is acting like an antenna. We have underground service to the house, and from the house to our barn and then to my son's old computer workshop. Even though little or nothing is on in those outbuildings, there is the noise within 30 or 40 feet of them, and the underground lines. The house has a larger 'field' of noise around it. I am curious if wireless computer could do that? We keep it on for the kids to use when they visit, and I don't know how to shut it off to see, but some of them would.

The interference is loudest around 1150 AM, or at least there is a large spike on the AM dial there. Does that give anyone a clue?

-FARMERIK


Better Cheap Radio Under $25

AsitPaul.Ovi <asit.paul@...>
 

Hi!

I am on a tight budget and want a good receiver under $25 for casual listening. AM/SW is good taste but I like FM channels, especially distant ones!
Please help me to choose the better one between them:

-Tecsun R-909
-Tecsun DR-920

Note: I know there are several others like Degen DE321 or like these but want to buy the better one between the above listed two.
Tecsun R1212A got excellent reviews but not available now on eBay!


Re: Short BOG designs?- FARMERIK in Connecticut

Russ Edmunds <wb2bjh@...>
 

If you have a variable resistor or potentiometer, try using that to determine the value you need. Once you tune it for
best performance, you can then measure the resistance at that setting and substitute a fixed resistor.

Kaz can probably suggest a value based on his use of shorter BOGs, but I'd probably start with 250.

 
Russ Edmunds
15 mi NNW of Philadelphia
Grid FN20id

FM: Yamaha T-80 & Onkyo T-450RDS w/ APS9B @15'; Grundig G8
AM:  Modified Sony ICF 2010's barefoot

From: farmerik
To: ultralightdx@...
Sent: Saturday, July 6, 2013 7:03 PM
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: Short BOG designs?- FARMERIK in Connecticut

 
This will be permanent, and directly on the ground. Soil conditions will be wetter than my other BOG, and it will cross one small stream. It will be for general listening, so I don't want it to have a narrow pattern, but would like to not hear house RFI off the back side. Thanks again.

One more question, for the terminating resister what composition and power rating would be best for my high elevation which gets frequent lightning strikes to the tree tops? I've read 250-500 Ohms should be about right. - FARMERIK

--- In ultralightdx@..., Russ Edmunds wrote:
>
> Kaz is right that the conductivity of the ground plays a key role. All of my BOG experience is over beach sand, and in
> that situation, 1000' works just fine. It has a bit narrower lobe than does an 800' one. At 500' the lobe gets too broad
> for our purposes, but due to space and effort considerations for a weekend DXpedition, we've only once gone out to
> 1200', and at that point there wasn't sufficient difference vs 1000' to be worth it.
>
>
>  
> Russ Edmunds
> 15 mi NNW of Philadelphia
> Grid FN20id
>
> FM: Yamaha T-80 & Onkyo T-450RDS w/ APS9B @15'; Grundig G8
> AM:  Modified Sony ICF 2010's barefoot
>
>
> ________________________________
> From: neilkaz
> To: ultralightdx@...
> Sent: Saturday, July 6, 2013 12:07 AM
> Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Short BOG designs?- FARMERIK in Connecticut
>
>
>
>  
> My experience indicates that 400 ft is fine for a BOG directly on the ground so the velocity of propagation (Vp) is low and there's no vertical effects from slight ups and downs across low bushes or rocks or stumps or whatever. You'd like it to be longer for the very low end, noting that 500 ft here terminated to the west was superb on the extreme low end.
>
> 930 ft here seems too long except at the extreme low end, and ditto in WI where I have even more room. I was only happy with the pattern of an 1100 ft BOG on 560 KHz. Things might be different across much less conductive beach sand than highly conductive Midwest ground.
>
> Termination is overrated for BCB BOGs since nothing you can do will give good F/B from a single BOG across the band. F/B is generally only good from termination across a small freq range. That being said, terminating a 292 footer north here, took out almost all the spurs from my Chicago super locals to my SSE.
>
> A good place to start for Rt is 270 ohms, but please do some testing of it. Yes, I'd try to terminate a BOG as a home location if unidirectional is desired.
>
> By the far the best way to use BOGs is to phase two of them that are parallel to improve F/B. ULR guys are only interested in one freq at a time, so you can simply phase one vs a shorter // one a few feet apart. 400 ft // 270 ft would be a good place to start. Of course then you may need to mod the ULR to be able to directly input the signal from an external antenna..ie phasing unit.
>
> 73 KAZ
>

> -----Original Message-----
> >From: farmerik
> >Sent: Jul 5, 2013 5:02 PM
> >To: ultralightdx@...
> >Subject: [ultralightdx] Short BOG designs?- FARMERIK in Connecticut
> >
> >A couple years ago I ran a 500 foot BOG ENE from my house, and talked about some of the problems I had with the co-ax feed line on this group. I could not go to my west without crossing a driveway, but now we have installed culverts under that driveway, so I could go west with a permanent BOG. Unfortunately I don't have so much room on that side and it might only be 400 feet depending on how far South I angle it. What I'd really like to know is if terminating such a short BOG would make it unidirectional, which I would like since I do have some RFI in the house. Most AM signals will be coming in from the west here in Connecticut. Also, how to calculate the value of the terminating resistor. So what I am asking for here is experience with short BOGs or links to web pages anyone recommends. - FARMERIK
> >
> >
> >
> >------------------------------------
> >
> >Yahoo! Groups Links
> >
> >
> >
>




Re: Tecsun DR-920 - A Review 5 Years Later

josephrot
 

Actually, for today's lower-priced portable receivers FM sensitivity <10uv is usually satisfactory. Better sensitivity possibilities come with generally more expensive receivers.

RE: << Will $25 TECSUN DR-920 provide good performance like my $5 Radio or better/ Worse? >>

That depends on your or others testing in equal or similar environments.

I would throw out an opinion that the Tecsun DR-920 would do no worse.

I realize that we are all looking for absolutes, especially prior to purchasing a product or receiver, yet the proof would have to come in testing one's own Tecsun DR-920.

If the DR-920 has connection for any external FM antenna, then I would say it might perform well on it';s own whip, and that there's a very good chance that it might perform excellently and in the way you want it to, with an external FM antenna.

Joe

--- In ultralightdx@..., "AsitPaul.Ovi" <asit.paul@...> wrote:

I wanted to if Tecsun DR-920 is good on FM as Sensitivity is <10uv which not good.

I have an extened wire antenna. With this, my Super Cheap $5 (Rupee 320 ) Receiver catches all I want to hear.
I get these station easily late evening to early morning.

88.0 FM: Radio Foorty
88.8 FM: Sylhet Betar
89.6 FM: Radio Foorty
89.2 FM: ABC Radio,
90.4 FM: Dhaka FM,
92.4 FM: Radio Shadhin.
91.6 FM: People's Radio
96.0 FM: City FM

All these are 70 KM away 5W to 10W Stations that I want to listen.

Will $25 TECSUN DR-920 provide good performance like my $5 Radio or better/ Worse?


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Re: Tecsun DR-920 - A Review 5 Years Later

AsitPaul.Ovi <asit.paul@...>
 

I wanted to if Tecsun DR-920 is good on FM as Sensitivity is <10uv which not good.

I have an extened wire antenna. With this, my Super Cheap $5 (Rupee 320 ) Receiver catches all I want to hear.
I get these station easily late evening to early morning.

88.0 FM: Radio Foorty
88.8 FM: Sylhet Betar
89.6 FM: Radio Foorty
89.2 FM: ABC Radio,
90.4 FM: Dhaka FM,
92.4 FM: Radio Shadhin.
91.6 FM: People's Radio
96.0 FM: City FM

All these are 70 KM away 5W to 10W Stations that I want to listen.

Will $25 TECSUN DR-920 provide good performance like my $5 Radio or better/ Worse?


Re: Tecsun DR-920 - A Review 5 Years Later

josephrot
 

There are a few factors here, that might provide an answer, but it may depend on almost having to try and see.

How high are you above sea level, versus the originating FM stations that you want to try to receive ?

Do you have an idea on the relative transmitting power the FM stations have ?

Are you going to rely on only the receiver internal whip antenna all the time, or might you consider using an external FM antenna so as to boost the receiver's reception ?

FM commercial radio is still pretty much line-of-sight in nature, that is, with relatively little "skip and propagation", although there is some of course.

Joe

--- In ultralightdx@..., "AsitPaul.Ovi" <asit.paul@...> wrote:

I want to buy this Tecsun DR-920 at US $ 25 primarily for FM. I m in rural area, the nearest FM station is 35KM away. So it will not hurt. Will this radio capable of catching Distant FM Channels (60 TO 75 KM away)?


Re: Tecsun DR-920 - A Review 5 Years Later

AsitPaul.Ovi <asit.paul@...>
 

I want to buy this Tecsun DR-920 at US $ 25 primarily for FM. I m in rural area, the nearest FM station is 35KM away. So it will not hurt. Will this radio capable of catching Distant FM Channels (60 TO 75 KM away)?


Re: Short BOG designs?- FARMERIK in Connecticut

Rik
 

This will be permanent, and directly on the ground. Soil conditions will be wetter than my other BOG, and it will cross one small stream. It will be for general listening, so I don't want it to have a narrow pattern, but would like to not hear house RFI off the back side. Thanks again.

One more question, for the terminating resister what composition and power rating would be best for my high elevation which gets frequent lightning strikes to the tree tops? I've read 250-500 Ohms should be about right. - FARMERIK

--- In ultralightdx@..., Russ Edmunds <wb2bjh@...> wrote:

Kaz is right that the conductivity of the ground plays a key role. All of my BOG experience is over beach sand, and in
that situation, 1000' works just fine. It has a bit narrower lobe than does an 800' one. At 500' the lobe gets too broad
for our purposes, but due to space and effort considerations for a weekend DXpedition, we've only once gone out to
1200', and at that point there wasn't sufficient difference vs 1000' to be worth it.


 
Russ Edmunds
15 mi NNW of Philadelphia
Grid FN20id
<wb2bjh@...>
FM: Yamaha T-80 & Onkyo T-450RDS w/ APS9B @15'; Grundig G8
AM:  Modified Sony ICF 2010's barefoot


________________________________
From: neilkaz <neilkaz@...>
To: ultralightdx@...
Sent: Saturday, July 6, 2013 12:07 AM
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Short BOG designs?- FARMERIK in Connecticut



 
My experience indicates that 400 ft is fine for a BOG directly on the ground so the velocity of propagation (Vp) is low and there's no vertical effects from slight ups and downs across low bushes or rocks or stumps or whatever. You'd like it to be longer for the very low end, noting that 500 ft here terminated to the west was superb on the extreme low end.

930 ft here seems too long except at the extreme low end, and ditto in WI where I have even more room. I was only happy with the pattern of an 1100 ft BOG on 560 KHz. Things might be different across much less conductive beach sand than highly conductive Midwest ground.

Termination is overrated for BCB BOGs since nothing you can do will give good F/B from a single BOG across the band. F/B is generally only good from termination across a small freq range. That being said, terminating a 292 footer north here, took out almost all the spurs from my Chicago super locals to my SSE.

A good place to start for Rt is 270 ohms, but please do some testing of it. Yes, I'd try to terminate a BOG as a home location if unidirectional is desired.

By the far the best way to use BOGs is to phase two of them that are parallel to improve F/B. ULR guys are only interested in one freq at a time, so you can simply phase one vs a shorter // one a few feet apart. 400 ft // 270 ft would be a good place to start. Of course then you may need to mod the ULR to be able to directly input the signal from an external antenna..ie phasing unit.

73 KAZ

-----Original Message-----
From: farmerik <farmerik@...>
Sent: Jul 5, 2013 5:02 PM
To: ultralightdx@...
Subject: [ultralightdx] Short BOG designs?- FARMERIK in Connecticut

A couple years ago I ran a 500 foot BOG ENE from my house, and talked about some of the problems I had with the co-ax feed line on this group. I could not go to my west without crossing a driveway, but now we have installed culverts under that driveway, so I could go west with a permanent BOG. Unfortunately I don't have so much room on that side and it might only be 400 feet depending on how far South I angle it. What I'd really like to know is if terminating such a short BOG would make it unidirectional, which I would like since I do have some RFI in the house. Most AM signals will be coming in from the west here in Connecticut. Also, how to calculate the value of the terminating resistor. So what I am asking for here is experience with short BOGs or links to web pages anyone recommends. - FARMERIK



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Newfoundland Ultralight Radio Logs

Allen Willie
 

Hello To All,


Three new catches the past few days for the Ultralight log as follows:




1620 - CUBA - Radio Bayamo, CMNL Bayamo 7:34 UTC 7/3/13 man in Spanish talk, Latin songs followed by woman with ID // 1150 ( good on peaks, mixing with Radio Rebelde )


Ultralight Station # 1079 Latin Station # 223





770 - VENEZUELA - RNV Canal Informativo, Valencia 6:33 UTC 7/5/13 man in Spanish, music then mentions of Venezuela, ID (Rebelde in Cuba with a diminished mixing signal at the time )

Ultralight Station # 1080 Latin Station # 224






870 - ARGENTINA - LRA1 Radio Nacional, Buenos Aires 2:31 UTC 7/6/13 w/ Spanish talk, mentions of Buenos Aires, Radio Nacional ID

Ultralight Station # 1081 Latin Station # 225





Receiver: Sony SRF-M37W barefoot


Good DX

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


Re: Short BOG designs?- FARMERIK in Connecticut

Russ Edmunds <wb2bjh@...>
 

Kaz is right that the conductivity of the ground plays a key role. All of my BOG experience is over beach sand, and in
that situation, 1000' works just fine. It has a bit narrower lobe than does an 800' one. At 500' the lobe gets too broad
for our purposes, but due to space and effort considerations for a weekend DXpedition, we've only once gone out to
1200', and at that point there wasn't sufficient difference vs 1000' to be worth it.

 
Russ Edmunds
15 mi NNW of Philadelphia
Grid FN20id

FM: Yamaha T-80 & Onkyo T-450RDS w/ APS9B @15'; Grundig G8
AM:  Modified Sony ICF 2010's barefoot

From: neilkaz
To: ultralightdx@...
Sent: Saturday, July 6, 2013 12:07 AM
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Short BOG designs?- FARMERIK in Connecticut

 
My experience indicates that 400 ft is fine for a BOG directly on the ground so the velocity of propagation (Vp) is low and there's no vertical effects from slight ups and downs across low bushes or rocks or stumps or whatever. You'd like it to be longer for the very low end, noting that 500 ft here terminated to the west was superb on the extreme low end.

930 ft here seems too long except at the extreme low end, and ditto in WI where I have even more room. I was only happy with the pattern of an 1100 ft BOG on 560 KHz. Things might be different across much less conductive beach sand than highly conductive Midwest ground.

Termination is overrated for BCB BOGs since nothing you can do will give good F/B from a single BOG across the band. F/B is generally only good from termination across a small freq range. That being said, terminating a 292 footer north here, took out almost all the spurs from my Chicago super locals to my SSE.

A good place to start for Rt is 270 ohms, but please do some testing of it. Yes, I'd try to terminate a BOG as a home location if unidirectional is desired.

By the far the best way to use BOGs is to phase two of them that are parallel to improve F/B. ULR guys are only interested in one freq at a time, so you can simply phase one vs a shorter // one a few feet apart. 400 ft // 270 ft would be a good place to start. Of course then you may need to mod the ULR to be able to directly input the signal from an external antenna..ie phasing unit.

73 KAZ

-----Original Message-----
>From: farmerik <farmerik@...>
>Sent: Jul 5, 2013 5:02 PM
>To: ultralightdx@...
>Subject: [ultralightdx] Short BOG designs?- FARMERIK in Connecticut
>
>A couple years ago I ran a 500 foot BOG ENE from my house, and talked about some of the problems I had with the co-ax feed line on this group. I could not go to my west without crossing a driveway, but now we have installed culverts under that driveway, so I could go west with a permanent BOG. Unfortunately I don't have so much room on that side and it might only be 400 feet depending on how far South I angle it. What I'd really like to know is if terminating such a short BOG would make it unidirectional, which I would like since I do have some RFI in the house. Most AM signals will be coming in from the west here in Connecticut. Also, how to calculate the value of the terminating resistor. So what I am asking for here is experience with short BOGs or links to web pages anyone recommends. - FARMERIK
>
>
>
>------------------------------------
>
>Yahoo! Groups Links
>
>
>




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Re: Short BOG designs?- FARMERIK in Connecticut

neilkaz <neilkaz@...>
 

My experience indicates that 400 ft is fine for a BOG directly on the ground so the velocity of propagation (Vp) is low and there's no vertical effects from slight ups and downs across low bushes or rocks or stumps or whatever. You'd like it to be longer for the very low end, noting that 500 ft here terminated to the west was superb on the extreme low end.

930 ft here seems too long except at the extreme low end, and ditto in WI where I have even more room. I was only happy with the pattern of an 1100 ft BOG on 560 KHz. Things might be different across much less conductive beach sand than highly conductive Midwest ground.

Termination is overrated for BCB BOGs since nothing you can do will give good F/B from a single BOG across the band. F/B is generally only good from termination across a small freq range. That being said, terminating a 292 footer north here, took out almost all the spurs from my Chicago super locals to my SSE.

A good place to start for Rt is 270 ohms, but please do some testing of it. Yes, I'd try to terminate a BOG as a home location if unidirectional is desired.

By the far the best way to use BOGs is to phase two of them that are parallel to improve F/B. ULR guys are only interested in one freq at a time, so you can simply phase one vs a shorter // one a few feet apart. 400 ft // 270 ft would be a good place to start. Of course then you may need to mod the ULR to be able to directly input the signal from an external antenna..ie phasing unit.

73 KAZ

-----Original Message-----
From: farmerik <farmerik@...>
Sent: Jul 5, 2013 5:02 PM
To: ultralightdx@...
Subject: [ultralightdx] Short BOG designs?- FARMERIK in Connecticut

A couple years ago I ran a 500 foot BOG ENE from my house, and talked about some of the problems I had with the co-ax feed line on this group. I could not go to my west without crossing a driveway, but now we have installed culverts under that driveway, so I could go west with a permanent BOG. Unfortunately I don't have so much room on that side and it might only be 400 feet depending on how far South I angle it. What I'd really like to know is if terminating such a short BOG would make it unidirectional, which I would like since I do have some RFI in the house. Most AM signals will be coming in from the west here in Connecticut. Also, how to calculate the value of the terminating resistor. So what I am asking for here is experience with short BOGs or links to web pages anyone recommends. - FARMERIK



------------------------------------

Yahoo! Groups Links



Re: Short BOG designs?- FARMERIK in Connecticut

ceo@andygardner.com <ceo@...>
 

Would 400 ft even qualify as a Beverage?

It's been a while since I had a 1500m antenna hooked to my RA17L (sigh), so I may be wrong.

On 6/07/2013, at 10:22 AM, Russ Edmunds wrote:


400' terminated will be directional but not unidirectional. And that's a bit short for best performance across
the whole band. Even the 800-1000' BOG's I've worked with have a back lobe, and they also don't provide a
full null to the sides. Substantial, yes. Total, no. At 400', you'll have wider peaks.


Re: Short BOG designs?- FARMERIK in Connecticut

Rik
 

A wide angle off the terminated end would allow me to fit a bit longer run of wire on my property, and also put the rear lobe in my front yard instead at my house I think. Both good things. Thanks- FARMERIK

--- In ultralightdx@..., Russ Edmunds <wb2bjh@...> wrote:

400' terminated will be directional but not unidirectional. And that's a bit short for best performance across
the whole band. Even the 800-1000' BOG's I've worked with have a back lobe, and they also don't provide a
full null to the sides. Substantial, yes. Total, no. At 400', you'll have wider peaks.


 
Russ Edmunds
15 mi NNW of Philadelphia
Grid FN20id
<wb2bjh@...>
FM: Yamaha T-80 & Onkyo T-450RDS w/ APS9B @15'; Grundig G8
AM:  Modified Sony ICF 2010's barefoot


________________________________
From: farmerik <farmerik@...>
To: ultralightdx@...
Sent: Friday, July 5, 2013 6:02 PM
Subject: [ultralightdx] Short BOG designs?- FARMERIK in Connecticut



 
A couple years ago I ran a 500 foot BOG ENE from my house, and talked about some of the problems I had with the co-ax feed line on this group. I could not go to my west without crossing a driveway, but now we have installed culverts under that driveway, so I could go west with a permanent BOG. Unfortunately I don't have so much room on that side and it might only be 400 feet depending on how far South I angle it. What I'd really like to know is if terminating such a short BOG would make it unidirectional, which I would like since I do have some RFI in the house. Most AM signals will be coming in from the west here in Connecticut. Also, how to calculate the value of the terminating resistor. So what I am asking for here is experience with short BOGs or links to web pages anyone recommends. - FARMERIK


Re: Short BOG designs?- FARMERIK in Connecticut

Russ Edmunds <wb2bjh@...>
 

400' terminated will be directional but not unidirectional. And that's a bit short for best performance across
the whole band. Even the 800-1000' BOG's I've worked with have a back lobe, and they also don't provide a
full null to the sides. Substantial, yes. Total, no. At 400', you'll have wider peaks.

 
Russ Edmunds
15 mi NNW of Philadelphia
Grid FN20id

FM: Yamaha T-80 & Onkyo T-450RDS w/ APS9B @15'; Grundig G8
AM:  Modified Sony ICF 2010's barefoot

From: farmerik
To: ultralightdx@...
Sent: Friday, July 5, 2013 6:02 PM
Subject: [ultralightdx] Short BOG designs?- FARMERIK in Connecticut

 
A couple years ago I ran a 500 foot BOG ENE from my house, and talked about some of the problems I had with the co-ax feed line on this group. I could not go to my west without crossing a driveway, but now we have installed culverts under that driveway, so I could go west with a permanent BOG. Unfortunately I don't have so much room on that side and it might only be 400 feet depending on how far South I angle it. What I'd really like to know is if terminating such a short BOG would make it unidirectional, which I would like since I do have some RFI in the house. Most AM signals will be coming in from the west here in Connecticut. Also, how to calculate the value of the terminating resistor. So what I am asking for here is experience with short BOGs or links to web pages anyone recommends. - FARMERIK




Short BOG designs?- FARMERIK in Connecticut

Rik
 

A couple years ago I ran a 500 foot BOG ENE from my house, and talked about some of the problems I had with the co-ax feed line on this group. I could not go to my west without crossing a driveway, but now we have installed culverts under that driveway, so I could go west with a permanent BOG. Unfortunately I don't have so much room on that side and it might only be 400 feet depending on how far South I angle it. What I'd really like to know is if terminating such a short BOG would make it unidirectional, which I would like since I do have some RFI in the house. Most AM signals will be coming in from the west here in Connecticut. Also, how to calculate the value of the terminating resistor. So what I am asking for here is experience with short BOGs or links to web pages anyone recommends. - FARMERIK


Re: Ultralight FC DX from Nova Scotia, July 3

John Cereghin <jcereghin@...>
 

WDJC was a relog.  I also heard them on July 28,2012 here in Greenwood Nova Scotia.  It was a great opening.  Too bad I can't put any of this in my Master Log but I also keep a Nova Scotia FM log, that has 70 stations in it now.

John Cereghin
Smyrna DE in Nova Scotia


On Thu, Jul 4, 2013 at 8:14 AM, farmerik <farmerik@...> wrote:
 


That is VERY impressive. If I remember my US Geography, Alabama has no Atlantic ocean frontage at all, but was not much further than the stations you heard in Georgia. - FARMERIK


--- In ultralightdx@..., John Cereghin >
> I'm in Greenwood, Nova Scotia visiting the in-laws and heard the
> following on July 3 on my PL-310 Ultralight with just the whip
> antenna. The opening was from Nova Scotia to Central Florida/Florida
> Panhandle/ Georgia and Alabama.
> :
> 102.9 WXXJ Jacksonville FL 1358 miles
> 97.3 WSKY Micanopy FL 1440 miles
> 92.1 WECQ Destin FL (probable) 1544 miles (all time distance record
> for me from any location)
> 92.9 WAAC Valdosta GA "C93" 1393 miles
> 95.5 WSBB Doraville GA, 1280 miles
> 93.7 WDJC Birmingham AL 1408 miles
>
> I checked the radio on-and-off during July 3 while driving through
> Maine and New Brunswick and I may have heard something on 88.9, mixing
> with CHNI Saint John NB about 1300 Atlantic time, but heard nothing
> else until about 1945 Atlantic.
>
> John Cereghin
> Smyrna DE, vacationing in Greenwood Nova Scotia
>



Re: Ultralight FC DX from Nova Scotia, July 3

Rik
 

That is VERY impressive. If I remember my US Geography, Alabama has no Atlantic ocean frontage at all, but was not much further than the stations you heard in Georgia. - FARMERIK

--- In ultralightdx@..., John Cereghin <jcereghin@...> wrote:

I'm in Greenwood, Nova Scotia visiting the in-laws and heard the
following on July 3 on my PL-310 Ultralight with just the whip
antenna. The opening was from Nova Scotia to Central Florida/Florida
Panhandle/ Georgia and Alabama.
:
102.9 WXXJ Jacksonville FL 1358 miles
97.3 WSKY Micanopy FL 1440 miles
92.1 WECQ Destin FL (probable) 1544 miles (all time distance record
for me from any location)
92.9 WAAC Valdosta GA "C93" 1393 miles
95.5 WSBB Doraville GA, 1280 miles
93.7 WDJC Birmingham AL 1408 miles

I checked the radio on-and-off during July 3 while driving through
Maine and New Brunswick and I may have heard something on 88.9, mixing
with CHNI Saint John NB about 1300 Atlantic time, but heard nothing
else until about 1945 Atlantic.

John Cereghin
Smyrna DE, vacationing in Greenwood Nova Scotia


Ultralight FC DX from Nova Scotia, July 3

John Cereghin <jcereghin@...>
 

I'm in Greenwood, Nova Scotia visiting the in-laws and heard the
following on July 3 on my PL-310 Ultralight with just the whip
antenna. The opening was from Nova Scotia to Central Florida/Florida
Panhandle/ Georgia and Alabama.
:
102.9 WXXJ Jacksonville FL 1358 miles
97.3 WSKY Micanopy FL 1440 miles
92.1 WECQ Destin FL (probable) 1544 miles (all time distance record
for me from any location)
92.9 WAAC Valdosta GA "C93" 1393 miles
95.5 WSBB Doraville GA, 1280 miles
93.7 WDJC Birmingham AL 1408 miles

I checked the radio on-and-off during July 3 while driving through
Maine and New Brunswick and I may have heard something on 88.9, mixing
with CHNI Saint John NB about 1300 Atlantic time, but heard nothing
else until about 1945 Atlantic.

John Cereghin
Smyrna DE, vacationing in Greenwood Nova Scotia

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