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Re: Best of Fall Season TP Signals (Puyallup, WA)

Paul Blundell
 

Thanks again for sharing your loggings Gary, I am not able to devote much time to the hobby at the moment so keeping up to date with what you are doing is very interesting.

Paul


Best of Fall Season TP Signals (Puyallup, WA)

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
Although Asian propagation has recently hit the skids and is no longer productive for sunrise DXing here in Puyallup, there were some reasonably good moments during this solar-challenged Fall Season. Probably because of the new (and more sensitive) 15" FSL antenna being used, several big gun Asian stations did manage their best-ever signals here (603-HLSA, 693-JOAB, 738-Tahiti, and 747-JOIB), while a couple of others equaled their best-ever signals (594-JOAK and 972-HLCA). In general, signals dropped off greatly from the Chinese stations, while second and third-tier Japanese and Korean stations were almost always missing in action. High band signals also took a major hit in comparison to past seasons. Asian propagation seems to have taken quite a nosedive since November 8th, making it seem more productive to use limited hobby time for new antenna projects.
 
All of the following signals were received on a 7.5" loopstick Tecsun PL-380 Ultralight radio, with an inductive coupling boost from a 15" FSL antenna. Signals which pegged the PL-380's S/N display at the 25 maximum during the reception are identified with a double asterisk (**).
 
**594  JOAK   Tokyo, Japan   Excellent-level Japanese male speech at 1302 on September 23; equals
strongest signal ever received here (in 2011)
 
**603  HLSA   Namyang, S. Korea   Excellent-level KBS2 network pre-TOH fanfare and 3 + 1 pips at 1400
on October 10; best signal ever received here
 
603  China   (Hulun Buir?)   Strong mix with HLSA at 1308 on September 23
 
657  Pyongyang BS   Pyongyang, N. Korea   Very good level martial music at 1314 on September 23
 
**693  JOAB   Tokyo, Japan   Excellent-level Japanese female speech at 1447 on November 4; best
signal ever received here
 
738  Radio Polynesie   Mahina, Tahiti   Good-level R & B music at 1315 on September 1; best signal
ever received here
 
738  BEL2   Penghu, Taiwan   Very good male-hosted variety program at 1358 on October 11
 
**747  JOIB   Sapporo, Japan   Excellent-level Japanese male speech at 1344 on October 11; best signal
ever received here
 
**972  HLCA  Dangjin, S. Korea   Excellent-level Korean male speech at 1444 on October 27; equals
best signal ever received here
 
**1053  Korean Jammer   Excellent-level buzz at 1256 on October 18; best signal of the season here
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
7.5" loopstick Tecsun PL-380 Ultralight +
15" FSL antenna
 
 


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Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 11-26

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
Asian propagation stayed in the tank for one more session this morning, with only weak heterodynes showing up on 972, 1053 and 1566 kHz around 1430. Lacking any real interest in waiting to see if sunrise enhancement would boost up these miserable signals to weak audio levels, the decision was made to bail out early, and use the time more productively-- not just for this morning, but for the mornings to come in what is left of the lackluster "Fall Season."
 
It has become pretty clear that Asian propagation during our local sunrise period is no longer capable of delivering any signals except the big gun TP's-- and even those usually sound anemic or ghostly when they do show up. Chasing ghostly audio each morning from the likes of 774-JOUB or 1556-HLAZ isn't really my top hobby priority, especially with various antenna projects and receiver modifications on the drawing board. This season's solar activity has really cut down the strength and variety of Asian signals, with only about two good days in September, three good days in October and maybe one this November. The propagation drop off since November 8th has been fairly drastic-- making it seem like the Asian season is heading for an early demise.
 
I have greatly enjoyed sharing daily TP-DXing reports with Nick, Bruce, Dennis, Nigel, Colin, Walt, Guy and Bill this season, and especially with Richard in Oklahoma-- who amazingly came away with quite a few TP receptions so far inland despite the dreary propagation. I wish Nick the best of luck if he chooses to continue chasing Asian TP signals each morning-- and suspect that he will probably need it! With next year's DU-DXing season unaffected by the solar activity (and even likely to be enhanced by it), it's time to work on new FSL antennas that should track down energetic South Pacific DX on the Oregon cliffs next summer.
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
7.5" loopstick Tecsun PL-380 Ultralight +
15" FSL antenna 
 
 
 
 


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Re: Logs from Florida

David Potter <dlpotter@...>
 



Thanks for the nice note, Gary.  It was good to hear from you.  I really appreciate the warm welcome that I have received from the group.

Like you and Rob...and probably many others in the group, I also have a ham license (KC4YPR), though I really don't use it.  You certainly did well with the HW-8.  I also like the analogy of ultralight radios with QRP as well with the transistor sets we used as kids.  They're both very valid points.

I certainly like the amount of experimentation and research in this group.  You guys have done a lot of great work when it comes to both antennas and receivers as well as with DXpeditions.    It reminds me of the best innovation that appeared in NRC/IRCA - which was continued in the Proceedings series.  Keep up the good work, all!

Anyway, thanks.  I look forward to participating in the group.

73
David


On Nov 25, 2014, at 4:10 AM, D1028Gary@... [ultralightdx] wrote:



Hello David,
 
Welcome to our Ultralightdx Yahoo group!
 
Although I was not one of the original select group of MW-DXers consisting of John Bryant, Guy Atkins, David Sharp, Rob Ross, Kirk Allen and yourself, I have had the privilege of watching all of these outstanding hobbyists join and energize our Ultralightdx group-- and contribute greatly to our success. As such, you deserve a special welcome!
 
By way of introduction, during the 1980's and 1990's I was busy pushing my luck as a QRP-CW fanatic, going all out to work 146 countries with a 2-watt Heathkit HW-8 CW radio and a 2-element Quad antenna. I learned the important lesson that basic equipment can do wonders when a DXer knows the little quirks of propagation, and uses it (and an effective antenna) to his advantage. This was the basic principle behind the formation of our Ultralight Radio enthusiast group, which John Bryant and I worked together to form in early 2008. The "Ultralight Radio" DXing concept was borrowed from the amateur radio "QRP DXing" concept-- that a skilled DXer can greatly increase his hobby satisfaction by depending upon propagation knowledge, operating skill and antenna experimentation for DXing success-- rather than the latest multi-thousand dollar receiver. The popularity of the Ultralight Radio concept has been greatly enhanced by recent technical advances in pocket radios like the DSP chips, memories and digital readout displays-- as well as by a "nostalgia effect' of returning to the pocket radios that we enjoyed using as boys back in the 60's and 70's. The result has been a worldwide group growing like gangbusters... which is currently one of the most vibrant segments of the entire MW-DXing community.
 
<<<   I look forward to seeing what else I can do with ultralights.  I  
realize that the M37W will likely gain some companions.  Part of me  
would like a PL-380 (maybe with an 8" ferrite rod mod for starters?),  
whereas the other part of me likes the T-615.  As several of you guys  
have proven, that one is certainly a winner with domestics.   >>>
 
Whether you choose to chase DX with barefoot Ultralight radios or external antennas, David, you will find plenty of company in our group! As you have probably noticed, we have many active antenna experimenters, and our group has particularly led the way in FSL antenna experimentation worldwide. As for the 7.5" loopstick Tecsun PL-380 model that you mention, the construction article is posted at http://www.mediafire.com/view/du3sr5cd9thqvau/7.5inch-LS-PL380.doc  If you have any questions or need any material for your antenna projects, please don't hesitate to ask. Welcome again, David, and we feel honored to have you in our Ultralightdx group!
 
73, Gary DeBock, N7EKX (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
Ultralight Radio Group Co-Founder
 
 
 
 
  

           
 
 
-----Original Message-----
From: David Potter dlpotter@... [ultralightdx] <ultralightdx@...>
To: ultralightdx <ultralightdx@...>
Sent: Mon, Nov 24, 2014 8:53 am
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Logs from Florida



Many thanks for the nice note, Rob.  I certainly remember you from
NASWA/NU/FT and ODXA.  LIkewise, I remember Dan Sheedy, Guy Atkins,
and John Fisher. I'm very sorry to hear about Kirk Allen, though.

I look forward to seeing what else I can do with ultralights.  I
realize that the M37W will likely gain some companions.  Part of me
would like a PL-380 (maybe with an 8" ferrite rod mod for starters?),
whereas the other part of me likes the T-615.  As several of you guys
have proven, that one is certainly a winner with domestics.

For foreign DX, I think you'd need something like the Tecsun with its
selectivity options to make it doable, at least beyond the fairly easy
stations.  We get our share of TAs, but we're certainly not in the
class of New England or Atlantic Canada for Europe and - to a certain
extent - Africa.  We do fairly well with Central and South America,
though parts of the latter are pretty tough.  As for Asia, I get
carriers from some of the flamethrowers (eg Japan 774), though I think
we should be able to turn the carriers from some of the big boys into
audio if we're properly equipped, at least on good days.  The DU
stations make it to Florida, but they tend to be under-chased from
here.  I logged Tahiti on 738 from the lower Keys in the mid-80s with
an R-70 and a 50ft antenna, though with my primary target being
tropical band Indos, I really didn't chase them.  I know that Ray
Moore did well with DU stations from Key Largo about 20 years or so
ago.  Naturally, a site on the Gulf or down in the Keys would be
optimum.  But yes, overall, I think that a DXer could do okay with
foreign DX on an ultralight from Florida.  From inland Florida, it's a
little tougher, but I am encouraged by the success that Richard Allen
has had from Oklahoma.

So yes, I am fairly optimistic about the possibilities, both foreign
and domestic.  I'm looking forward to the challenges.

73
David



On Nov 23, 2014, at 3:12 AM, Robert Ross va3sw@...
[ultralightdx] wrote


> David….Hello and Welcome to the ULR Group. Hey……I recognize your
> name from the Numero Uno/Fine Tuning Days!! I was also a member of
> both of those Organizations, and I am still a member of NU's
> Orphan'd  Son….DXPLorer!! I have seen many of your logs to NU/FT/
> NASWA etc from the Old Days. I too was a big Short Wave DXer back
> into the mid 1970's, and migrated to the NU Group looking for New
> Thrills after my Buddy, Gary DeBock sent me a SONY SRF-59 back in
> December of 2007….and the rest is History!! Things have slowed down
> for me on ULR BCB lately with almost 1100 AM BCB Stations
> logged…….but I need to get busy and start adding to the Log Book!!!
>
> If you ever get that 90 Day Challenge finished…..shoot the Logs to
> me……. Gary and I will get you a Fancy "Ross Challenge Certificate"
> all printed up, so you can Frame it and display it on your DX Shack
> Wall!! HAHHAHAH……That award was apparently named after me…....thanks
> to Gary and John Bryant!!!
>
> Glad you have finally decided to let us know you are here and
> reading the mail….You may recognize another NU/FT name on here from
> time to time..Dan Sheedy out in California does some ULR Shortwave
> DXing and posts his logs here from the to time……..There are others
> too…Guy Atkins, John Fisher and the late Kirk Allen and John Bryant
> of course. We have a nice base of Old NU/FT guys who have taken up
> residence on the ULR Group!!
>
> Gary and John did a Great Job attracting established DXers to the
> Group back when it was formed in 2008…and most of them are still here!
>
> Have Fun with ULR DX….and glad you're here!!
>
> 73………..ROB VA3SW
>
> Robert S. Ross
> London, Ontario CANADA
>
>
>
>
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>
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>
>
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>
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>
>
>



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Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 11-25

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
Asian propagation generally continued to be in the tank this morning, although a couple of low band big guns did make a halfhearted attempt to reach audio level around 1430. Moderate carriers on 594 and 693 rose in and out of the noise for a few minutes and seemed likely to reach threshold audio level until the daylight scared them away around 1500. Some weak carriers also showed up on 1566 and 1593 around 1445, but these also were left floundering by the lack of any sunrise enhancement.
 
A casual observer could reasonably conclude that the "Fall Season" fell off of a cliff around November 9th, for all practical purposes.
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
7.5" loopstick Tecsun PL-380 Ultralight +
15" FSL antenna
 
 


Re: Logs from Florida

Gary DeBock
 

Hello David,
 
Welcome to our Ultralightdx Yahoo group!
 
Although I was not one of the original select group of MW-DXers consisting of John Bryant, Guy Atkins, David Sharp, Rob Ross, Kirk Allen and yourself, I have had the privilege of watching all of these outstanding hobbyists join and energize our Ultralightdx group-- and contribute greatly to our success. As such, you deserve a special welcome!
 
By way of introduction, during the 1980's and 1990's I was busy pushing my luck as a QRP-CW fanatic, going all out to work 146 countries with a 2-watt Heathkit HW-8 CW radio and a 2-element Quad antenna. I learned the important lesson that basic equipment can do wonders when a DXer knows the little quirks of propagation, and uses it (and an effective antenna) to his advantage. This was the basic principle behind the formation of our Ultralight Radio enthusiast group, which John Bryant and I worked together to form in early 2008. The "Ultralight Radio" DXing concept was borrowed from the amateur radio "QRP DXing" concept-- that a skilled DXer can greatly increase his hobby satisfaction by depending upon propagation knowledge, operating skill and antenna experimentation for DXing success-- rather than the latest multi-thousand dollar receiver. The popularity of the Ultralight Radio concept has been greatly enhanced by recent technical advances in pocket radios like the DSP chips, memories and digital readout displays-- as well as by a "nostalgia effect' of returning to the pocket radios that we enjoyed using as boys back in the 60's and 70's. The result has been a worldwide group growing like gangbusters... which is currently one of the most vibrant segments of the entire MW-DXing community.
 
<<<   I look forward to seeing what else I can do with ultralights.  I 
realize that the M37W will likely gain some companions.  Part of me 
would like a PL-380 (maybe with an 8" ferrite rod mod for starters?), 
whereas the other part of me likes the T-615.  As several of you guys 
have proven, that one is certainly a winner with domestics.   >>>
 
Whether you choose to chase DX with barefoot Ultralight radios or external antennas, David, you will find plenty of company in our group! As you have probably noticed, we have many active antenna experimenters, and our group has particularly led the way in FSL antenna experimentation worldwide. As for the 7.5" loopstick Tecsun PL-380 model that you mention, the construction article is posted at http://www.mediafire.com/view/du3sr5cd9thqvau/7.5inch-LS-PL380.doc  If you have any questions or need any material for your antenna projects, please don't hesitate to ask. Welcome again, David, and we feel honored to have you in our Ultralightdx group!
 
73, Gary DeBock, N7EKX (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
Ultralight Radio Group Co-Founder
 
 
 
 
  

           
 
 

-----Original Message-----
From: David Potter dlpotter@... [ultralightdx]
To: ultralightdx
Sent: Mon, Nov 24, 2014 8:53 am
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Logs from Florida



Many thanks for the nice note, Rob.  I certainly remember you from
NASWA/NU/FT and ODXA.  LIkewise, I remember Dan Sheedy, Guy Atkins,
and John Fisher. I'm very sorry to hear about Kirk Allen, though.

I look forward to seeing what else I can do with ultralights.  I
realize that the M37W will likely gain some companions.  Part of me
would like a PL-380 (maybe with an 8" ferrite rod mod for starters?),
whereas the other part of me likes the T-615.  As several of you guys
have proven, that one is certainly a winner with domestics.

For foreign DX, I think you'd need something like the Tecsun with its 
selectivity options to make it doable, at least beyond the fairly easy
stations.  We get our share of TAs, but we're certainly not in the
class of New England or Atlantic Canada for Europe and - to a certain
extent - Africa.  We do fairly well with Central and South America,
though parts of the latter are pretty tough.  As for Asia, I get
carriers from some of the flamethrowers (eg Japan 774), though I think
we should be able to turn the carriers from some of the big boys into
audio if we're properly equipped, at least on good days.  The DU
stations make it to Florida, but they tend to be under-chased from
here.  I logged Tahiti on 738 from the lower Keys in the mid-80s with
an R-70 and a 50ft antenna, though with my primary target being
tropical band Indos, I really didn't chase them.  I know that Ray
Moore did well with DU stations from Key Largo about 20 years or so
ago.  Naturally, a site on the Gulf or down in the Keys would be 
optimum.  But yes, overall, I think that a DXer could do okay with
foreign DX on an ultralight from Florida.  From inland Florida, it's a
little tougher, but I am encouraged by the success that Richard Allen
has had from Oklahoma.

So yes, I am fairly optimistic about the possibilities, both foreign
and domestic.  I'm looking forward to the challenges.

73
David



On Nov 23, 2014, at 3:12 AM, Robert Ross va3sw@...
[ultralightdx] wrote


> David….Hello and Welcome to the ULR Group. Hey……I recognize your
> name from the Numero Uno/Fine Tuning Days!! I was also a member of
> both of those Organizations, and I am still a member of NU's
> Orphan'd  Son….DXPLorer!! I have seen many of your logs to NU/FT/
> NASWA etc from the Old Days. I too was a big Short Wave DXer back
> into the mid 1970's, and migrated to the NU Group looking for New
> Thrills after my Buddy, Gary DeBock sent me a SONY SRF-59 back in
> December of 2007….and the rest is History!! Things have slowed down
> for me on ULR BCB lately with almost 1100 AM BCB Stations
> logged…….but I need to get busy and start adding to the Log Book!!!
>
> If you ever get that 90 Day Challenge finished…..shoot the Logs to
> me……. Gary and I will get you a Fancy "Ross Challenge Certificate"
> all printed up, so you can Frame it and display it on your DX Shack
> Wall!! HAHHAHAH……That award was apparently named after me…....thanks
> to Gary and John Bryant!!!
>
> Glad you have finally decided to let us know you are here and
> reading the mail….You may recognize another NU/FT name on here from
> time to time..Dan Sheedy out in California does some ULR Shortwave
> DXing and posts his logs here from the to time……..There are others
> too…Guy Atkins, John Fisher and the late Kirk Allen and John Bryant
> of course. We have a nice base of Old NU/FT guys who have taken up
> residence on the ULR Group!!
>
> Gary and John did a Great Job attracting established DXers to the
> Group back when it was formed in 2008…and most of them are still here!
>
> Have Fun with ULR DX….and glad you're here!!
>
> 73………..ROB VA3SW
>
> Robert S. Ross
> London, Ontario CANADA
>
>
>
>
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>
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Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 11-24

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
November clunker propagation continued in full force this morning, limiting Asian signals to carrier levels. Even the TP carriers didn't seem very impressed with the situation, as only 594, 1044, 1053 and 1575 managed to register weak heterodynes, peaking (if you can call it that) around 1500. With the exception of Saturday morning (when fairly good audio showed up from 594-JOAK and 1593-CRN1) Asian propagation has now been in the tank for two full weeks. 
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
7.5" loopstick Tecsun PL-380 Ultralight +
15" FSL antenna
 
 


Re: Logs from Florida

David Potter <dlpotter@...>
 

Many thanks for the nice note, Rob. I certainly remember you from
NASWA/NU/FT and ODXA. LIkewise, I remember Dan Sheedy, Guy Atkins,
and John Fisher. I'm very sorry to hear about Kirk Allen, though.

I look forward to seeing what else I can do with ultralights. I
realize that the M37W will likely gain some companions. Part of me
would like a PL-380 (maybe with an 8" ferrite rod mod for starters?),
whereas the other part of me likes the T-615. As several of you guys
have proven, that one is certainly a winner with domestics.

For foreign DX, I think you'd need something like the Tecsun with its
selectivity options to make it doable, at least beyond the fairly easy
stations. We get our share of TAs, but we're certainly not in the
class of New England or Atlantic Canada for Europe and - to a certain
extent - Africa. We do fairly well with Central and South America,
though parts of the latter are pretty tough. As for Asia, I get
carriers from some of the flamethrowers (eg Japan 774), though I think
we should be able to turn the carriers from some of the big boys into
audio if we're properly equipped, at least on good days. The DU
stations make it to Florida, but they tend to be under-chased from
here. I logged Tahiti on 738 from the lower Keys in the mid-80s with
an R-70 and a 50ft antenna, though with my primary target being
tropical band Indos, I really didn't chase them. I know that Ray
Moore did well with DU stations from Key Largo about 20 years or so
ago. Naturally, a site on the Gulf or down in the Keys would be
optimum. But yes, overall, I think that a DXer could do okay with
foreign DX on an ultralight from Florida. From inland Florida, it's a
little tougher, but I am encouraged by the success that Richard Allen
has had from Oklahoma.

So yes, I am fairly optimistic about the possibilities, both foreign
and domestic. I'm looking forward to the challenges.

73
David



On Nov 23, 2014, at 3:12 AM, Robert Ross va3sw@...
[ultralightdx] wrote

David….Hello and Welcome to the ULR Group. Hey……I recognize your
name from the Numero Uno/Fine Tuning Days!! I was also a member of
both of those Organizations, and I am still a member of NU's
Orphan'd Son….DXPLorer!! I have seen many of your logs to NU/FT/
NASWA etc from the Old Days. I too was a big Short Wave DXer back
into the mid 1970's, and migrated to the NU Group looking for New
Thrills after my Buddy, Gary DeBock sent me a SONY SRF-59 back in
December of 2007….and the rest is History!! Things have slowed down
for me on ULR BCB lately with almost 1100 AM BCB Stations
logged…….but I need to get busy and start adding to the Log Book!!!

If you ever get that 90 Day Challenge finished…..shoot the Logs to
me……. Gary and I will get you a Fancy "Ross Challenge Certificate"
all printed up, so you can Frame it and display it on your DX Shack
Wall!! HAHHAHAH……That award was apparently named after me…....thanks
to Gary and John Bryant!!!

Glad you have finally decided to let us know you are here and
reading the mail….You may recognize another NU/FT name on here from
time to time..Dan Sheedy out in California does some ULR Shortwave DXing and posts his logs here from the to time……..There are others too…Guy Atkins, John Fisher and the late Kirk Allen and John Bryant
of course. We have a nice base of Old NU/FT guys who have taken up
residence on the ULR Group!!

Gary and John did a Great Job attracting established DXers to the
Group back when it was formed in 2008…and most of them are still here!

Have Fun with ULR DX….and glad you're here!!

73………..ROB VA3SW

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA




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Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 11-23

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
Yesterday's Asian signal revival certainly didn't start a trend. This morning TP propagation returned to the Clunker Mode, with only weak carriers showing up here around 1430 (from 1053 and 1566 kHz). Not really having much interest in sacrificing sleep to hear possible wispy audio from these big guns I decided to turn everything off-- and wait until tomorrow morning for a possible improvement in propagation.
 
73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
 
 


Re: 5" FSL Antenna Construction Project Update

Guy Atkins
 

Hi Ryan,

This is great to know. Thanks for letting us know that the 1162/46 Litz can indeed by bought by the foot from the Mkmak222 seller.

73,

Guy Atkins
Puyallup, WA


---In ultralightdx@..., <rmartin100@...> wrote :


I found out ebay seller Mkmak222 does sell the 1162/46 litz by the foot. You have to order the whole spool and include a note in the order specifying length needed. He then refunds the difference back to your paypal account.
Ryan


Re: Logs from Florida

Gary DeBock
 

Rob,
 
David Sharp is great at verifying reception of 585-2WEB... I have a verification letter, an e-QSL, and multiple bumper stickers! Every time I hit the Oregon cliffs I always try to track down a song on 585 kHz, since 2WEB has one of the best signals on the frequency. Dave can verify reception if you have a single song title, and time of reception. Getting QSL's from many DX stations is like Mission Impossible-- but I got one from 2WEB without even trying-- even after I posted an online rant about the UnID Australian music station on 585 kHz that never seems to want to ID (which turned out to be 2WEB, with automated early morning programming). How can you beat that?  :-)
 
73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
 
 
 
 
 

-----Original Message-----
From: David Sharp ddsradio@... [ultralightdx]
To: ultralightdx
Sent: Sun, Nov 23, 2014 12:59 am
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Logs from Florida

 
Hi Robert

I have been a member of the group for a while and like the whole concept. I still have some big rigs but like fiddling around with portables.

I am currently a member of ARDXC and am the PD at 2WEB radio. Anyone hears the station- I am the contact for a QSL.

I also work as a seasonal contributor to the WRTH. 73s

Sent from David Sharp's iPhone

> On 23 Nov 2014, at 19:12, Robert Ross va3sw@... [ultralightdx] <ultralightdx@...> wrote:
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>> On 2014-11-22, at 9:36 PM, David Potter dlpotter@... [ultralightdx] wrote:
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>> Greeting, all. I've been a lurker on this list for several years now In fact I was about 2 months into the 90 day challenge when I got sidetracked by a bunch of other things. I have been planning a return to ultralight radio for some time, moreso as shortwave has slowed down some. Consequently, I have re-upped with NRC and IRCA and picked up an "out of box" Sony SRF-M37W on eBay, to replace my SRF-59 which is out of alignment. I like the sensitivity of the new rig, and the trade-off of wider selectivity for digital readout and memories is one that is going well, so far. I presently am located in a semi-rural location, about 10 miles west of Gainesville, FL, home of the University Florida. I'm north of Orlando and the Tampa area.
>>
>> The brief intro: I started DXing in my home town of Key West, FL, when I was a kid. Starting out on MW, I gravitated to SW when I got my first communications receiver as a teenager. Over the years I was more of a tropical band DXer than MW, though I did both. I've heard over 230 countries on SW and over 60 on MW - with a load of QSLs and some logbooks that have survived the years and the moves. I got to know the late John Bryant through NASWA and FT/NU over the years and was glad to run into him again over here. I have been very impressed by the group - your DX loggings and technical material are great. I hope to do my part to help the group and to have some fun along the way.
>>
>> I have almost completed a spreadsheet of my ultralight logs on Excel, and am currently a little over 200 stations heard. I will give you better totals when I have done my QC on the spreadsheet. Below are a few recent domestic logs.
>>
>> 73
>>
>> David
>
>
> David….Hello and Welcome to the ULR Group. Hey……I recognize your name from the Numero Uno/Fine Tuning Days!! I was also a member of both of those Organizations, and I am still a member of NU's Orphan'd Son….DXPLorer!! I have seen many of your logs to NU/FT/NASWA etc from the Old Days. I too was a big Short Wave DXer back into the mid 1970's, and migrated to the NU Group looking for New Thrills after my Buddy, Gary DeBock sent me a SONY SRF-59 back in December of 2007….and the rest is History!! Things have slowed down for me on ULR BCB lately with almost 1100 AM BCB Stations logged…….but I need to get busy and start adding to the Log Book!!!
>
> If you ever get that 90 Day Challenge finished…..shoot the Logs to me……. Gary and I will get you a Fancy "Ross Challenge Certificate" all printed up, so you can Frame it and display it on your DX Shack Wall!! HAHHAHAH……That award was apparently named after me…....thanks to Gary and John Bryant!!!
>
> Glad you have finally decided to let us know you are here and reading the mail….You may recognize another NU/FT name on here from time to time..Dan Sheedy out in California does some ULR Shortwave DXing and posts his logs here from the to time……..There are others too…Guy Atkins, John Fisher and the late Kirk Allen and John Bryant of course. We have a nice base of Old NU/FT guys who have taken up residence on the ULR Group!!
>
> Gary and John did a Great Job attracting established DXers to the Group back when it was formed in 2008…and most of them are still here!
>
> Have Fun with ULR DX….and glad you're here!!
>
> 73………..ROB VA3SW
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> Robert S. Ross
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Re: Logs from Florida

robert ross
 


On 2014-11-23, at 3:41 AM, David Sharp ddsradio@... [ultralightdx] wrote:

 

Hi Robert

I have been a member of the group for a while and like the whole concept. I still have some big rigs but like fiddling around with portables.

I am currently a member of ARDXC and am the PD at 2WEB radio. Anyone hears the station- I am the contact for a QSL.

I also work as a seasonal contributor to the WRTH. 73s




David….yes I remember your name too when you lived in Florida as well, if I remember correctly!! Saw many Logs with the name Sharp after them!!! Great to see so many of the Old Timers here on the ULR List!!

73…..ROB VA3SW

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA



Re: 5" FSL Antenna Construction Project Update

Ryan Martin
 


I found out ebay seller Mkmak222 does sell the 1162/46 litz by the foot. You have to order the whole spool and include a note in the order specifying length needed. He then refunds the difference back to your paypal account.
Ryan


Litz for air core loops?

Rik
 

I have a 4 foot loop my son made for me wound for LW which I don't use much. I am thinking of having it rewound for AM and wondering if Litz wire would be better or sharper tuning?  I have the 15 to 386 or so cap with 8:1 tuning for it as well.

So far from reading in the files section here, it looks like Litz windings can be laid closer together and still have less capacatance, although my frame is wide enough for LW so I can space the far fewer AM turns out.

Would the length of the Litz wire be the same as ordinary wire in an air core loop? 

What would be the best Litz type for AM?

If I add a coupling loop for co-ax to a table reciever, should that be Litz as well or will that not matter?

My 4 foot loop is square, does it matter if a smaller coupling loop inside is square or round?

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Re: Logs from Florida

David Sharp <ddsradio@...>
 

Hi Robert

I have been a member of the group for a while and like the whole concept. I still have some big rigs but like fiddling around with portables.

I am currently a member of ARDXC and am the PD at 2WEB radio. Anyone hears the station- I am the contact for a QSL.

I also work as a seasonal contributor to the WRTH. 73s

Sent from David Sharp's iPhone

On 23 Nov 2014, at 19:12, Robert Ross va3sw@... [ultralightdx] <ultralightdx@...> wrote:


On 2014-11-22, at 9:36 PM, David Potter dlpotter@... [ultralightdx] wrote:



Greeting, all. I've been a lurker on this list for several years now In fact I was about 2 months into the 90 day challenge when I got sidetracked by a bunch of other things. I have been planning a return to ultralight radio for some time, moreso as shortwave has slowed down some. Consequently, I have re-upped with NRC and IRCA and picked up an "out of box" Sony SRF-M37W on eBay, to replace my SRF-59 which is out of alignment. I like the sensitivity of the new rig, and the trade-off of wider selectivity for digital readout and memories is one that is going well, so far. I presently am located in a semi-rural location, about 10 miles west of Gainesville, FL, home of the University Florida. I'm north of Orlando and the Tampa area.

The brief intro: I started DXing in my home town of Key West, FL, when I was a kid. Starting out on MW, I gravitated to SW when I got my first communications receiver as a teenager. Over the years I was more of a tropical band DXer than MW, though I did both. I've heard over 230 countries on SW and over 60 on MW - with a load of QSLs and some logbooks that have survived the years and the moves. I got to know the late John Bryant through NASWA and FT/NU over the years and was glad to run into him again over here. I have been very impressed by the group - your DX loggings and technical material are great. I hope to do my part to help the group and to have some fun along the way.

I have almost completed a spreadsheet of my ultralight logs on Excel, and am currently a little over 200 stations heard. I will give you better totals when I have done my QC on the spreadsheet. Below are a few recent domestic logs.

73

David

David….Hello and Welcome to the ULR Group. Hey……I recognize your name from the Numero Uno/Fine Tuning Days!! I was also a member of both of those Organizations, and I am still a member of NU's Orphan'd Son….DXPLorer!! I have seen many of your logs to NU/FT/NASWA etc from the Old Days. I too was a big Short Wave DXer back into the mid 1970's, and migrated to the NU Group looking for New Thrills after my Buddy, Gary DeBock sent me a SONY SRF-59 back in December of 2007….and the rest is History!! Things have slowed down for me on ULR BCB lately with almost 1100 AM BCB Stations logged…….but I need to get busy and start adding to the Log Book!!!

If you ever get that 90 Day Challenge finished…..shoot the Logs to me……. Gary and I will get you a Fancy "Ross Challenge Certificate" all printed up, so you can Frame it and display it on your DX Shack Wall!! HAHHAHAH……That award was apparently named after me…....thanks to Gary and John Bryant!!!

Glad you have finally decided to let us know you are here and reading the mail….You may recognize another NU/FT name on here from time to time..Dan Sheedy out in California does some ULR Shortwave DXing and posts his logs here from the to time……..There are others too…Guy Atkins, John Fisher and the late Kirk Allen and John Bryant of course. We have a nice base of Old NU/FT guys who have taken up residence on the ULR Group!!

Gary and John did a Great Job attracting established DXers to the Group back when it was formed in 2008…and most of them are still here!

Have Fun with ULR DX….and glad you're here!!

73………..ROB VA3SW

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA




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Re: Logs from Florida

robert ross
 

On 2014-11-22, at 9:36 PM, David Potter dlpotter@... [ultralightdx] wrote:



Greeting, all. I've been a lurker on this list for several years now In fact I was about 2 months into the 90 day challenge when I got sidetracked by a bunch of other things. I have been planning a return to ultralight radio for some time, moreso as shortwave has slowed down some. Consequently, I have re-upped with NRC and IRCA and picked up an "out of box" Sony SRF-M37W on eBay, to replace my SRF-59 which is out of alignment. I like the sensitivity of the new rig, and the trade-off of wider selectivity for digital readout and memories is one that is going well, so far. I presently am located in a semi-rural location, about 10 miles west of Gainesville, FL, home of the University Florida. I'm north of Orlando and the Tampa area.

The brief intro: I started DXing in my home town of Key West, FL, when I was a kid. Starting out on MW, I gravitated to SW when I got my first communications receiver as a teenager. Over the years I was more of a tropical band DXer than MW, though I did both. I've heard over 230 countries on SW and over 60 on MW - with a load of QSLs and some logbooks that have survived the years and the moves. I got to know the late John Bryant through NASWA and FT/NU over the years and was glad to run into him again over here. I have been very impressed by the group - your DX loggings and technical material are great. I hope to do my part to help the group and to have some fun along the way.

I have almost completed a spreadsheet of my ultralight logs on Excel, and am currently a little over 200 stations heard. I will give you better totals when I have done my QC on the spreadsheet. Below are a few recent domestic logs.

73

David

David….Hello and Welcome to the ULR Group. Hey……I recognize your name from the Numero Uno/Fine Tuning Days!! I was also a member of both of those Organizations, and I am still a member of NU's Orphan'd Son….DXPLorer!! I have seen many of your logs to NU/FT/NASWA etc from the Old Days. I too was a big Short Wave DXer back into the mid 1970's, and migrated to the NU Group looking for New Thrills after my Buddy, Gary DeBock sent me a SONY SRF-59 back in December of 2007….and the rest is History!! Things have slowed down for me on ULR BCB lately with almost 1100 AM BCB Stations logged…….but I need to get busy and start adding to the Log Book!!!

If you ever get that 90 Day Challenge finished…..shoot the Logs to me……. Gary and I will get you a Fancy "Ross Challenge Certificate" all printed up, so you can Frame it and display it on your DX Shack Wall!! HAHHAHAH……That award was apparently named after me…....thanks to Gary and John Bryant!!!

Glad you have finally decided to let us know you are here and reading the mail….You may recognize another NU/FT name on here from time to time..Dan Sheedy out in California does some ULR Shortwave DXing and posts his logs here from the to time……..There are others too…Guy Atkins, John Fisher and the late Kirk Allen and John Bryant of course. We have a nice base of Old NU/FT guys who have taken up residence on the ULR Group!!

Gary and John did a Great Job attracting established DXers to the Group back when it was formed in 2008…and most of them are still here!

Have Fun with ULR DX….and glad you're here!!

73………..ROB VA3SW

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA

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