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Re: Fixed Level Recording Output for SiLabs-Based DSP Radios

Guy Atkins
 

Hi Oliver,

This mod is very useful for its convenience of not having to worry about level setting. Not all DSP portables have digital step-controlled volume; not needing a Y-splitter OR having to stop listening to a signal while you route the audio to a recorder is a plus.

I'm speaking from the viewpoint of a DXer who wants to keep listening and digging for an ID while recording at the same time (without the chance of overloading a recorder). Also, at the ocean cliffs it can be noisy with the sound of wind and waves, even using noise-cancelling headphones. The tendency is to crank up the volume for weak DX when trying to concentrate over the din. If I was using the typical Y-splitter there's more chance of capturing overloaded, distorted audio.

I've used the small patch cords with integral volume control before when recording downstream from the Y-splitter, but that's just another control to worry about. Plus the level still varies with adjustments of the volume knob. 

This mod avoids any chance of recording issues when DXing under changing signal conditions and volume settings. However, it's not really needed if all you want to do is record a favorite radio show or similar... your method would work fine.

Guy Atkins
Puyallup, WA


Re: Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 9-8

Gary DeBock
 

Hi Derek,
 
<<<   What??? No 1566??  That's the only constant audio that makes it through the noise here : (    >>>
 
Well, there is a semi-local on 1560 here that wipes out 1566 about half of the time, and 1557 all of the time. But when I think of all the San Francisco splatter which typically shows up at the Oregon cliff sites 24 hours a day (and probably makes it to Vallejo, too), I can't complain too much :-) 
 
Gary
 
      
  
 
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Derek Vincent mw12voltdx@... [ultralightdx]
To: ultralightdx
Sent: Tue, Sep 8, 2015 8:24 am
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 9-8

 
What??? No 1566??  That's the only constant audio that makes it through the noise here : ( 

Thanks

 


On Sep 8, 2015, at 7:00 AM, " D1028Gary@... [ultralightdx]" < ultralightdx@...> wrote:

 
Hello All,
 
Asians signals took a nosedive this morning as September's first clunker session was delivered in full force. Two ghostly Asians and 738-Tahiti did manage to squeak through with audio around peak sunrise enhancement, but even they were MIA for most of the session.
 
At my 1300 start time the Asians were comatose indeed, with only 594 and 738 delivering moderate heterodynes. Nothing much changed until 1320, when 603 joined the moderate heterodyne group. It seemed like the clunker session would deliver a TP audio shutout until 1325, when 594-JOAK's carrier rose up and eeked out a few seconds of ghostly speech. Not to be outdone, 603 then did the same, bailing after a few seconds of wispy pop music. A 738 signal bearing toward Tahiti waited until San Francisco splatter bit the dust at 1330 before making a ghostly appearance with apparent R&B music, fading in and out until 1335. The session was a true clunker in comparison to the past few days, and a stark reminder that we shouldn't expect too much in early September of a lean solar year.
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
7.5" loopstick C.Crane Skywave Ultralight +
15" FSL antenna
 
 


Re: Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 9-8

Derek Vincent
 

What??? No 1566??  That's the only constant audio that makes it through the noise here : ( 

Thanks

 


On Sep 8, 2015, at 7:00 AM, "D1028Gary@... [ultralightdx]" <ultralightdx@...> wrote:

 

Hello All,

 
Asians signals took a nosedive this morning as September's first clunker session was delivered in full force. Two ghostly Asians and 738-Tahiti did manage to squeak through with audio around peak sunrise enhancement, but even they were MIA for most of the session.
 
At my 1300 start time the Asians were comatose indeed, with only 594 and 738 delivering moderate heterodynes. Nothing much changed until 1320, when 603 joined the moderate heterodyne group. It seemed like the clunker session would deliver a TP audio shutout until 1325, when 594-JOAK's carrier rose up and eeked out a few seconds of ghostly speech. Not to be outdone, 603 then did the same, bailing after a few seconds of wispy pop music. A 738 signal bearing toward Tahiti waited until San Francisco splatter bit the dust at 1330 before making a ghostly appearance with apparent R&B music, fading in and out until 1335. The session was a true clunker in comparison to the past few days, and a stark reminder that we shouldn't expect too much in early September of a lean solar year.
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
7.5" loopstick C.Crane Skywave Ultralight +
15" FSL antenna
 
 


Re: Fixed Level Recording Output for SiLabs-Based DSP Radios

Oliver Lomax
 

Very interesting... But why bother? I just connect the earphone output of the Tecsun pl-380 to the line in socket of the recorder and the result is just perfect. And since the volume is controlled in steps it's easy to always get the appropriate setting.

73,

Oli.

Le 08/09/2015 08:06, dx@... [ultralightdx] a crit:

It recently occurred to me that DSP radios like the Tecsun PL-380 and the C. Crane Skywave likely have a fixed-level audio output line on one or more of the pins of their SiLabs' chips.


Sure enough-- the datasheets for theSi4736/37/38/39 andSi4730/31/34/35 chips all share the same pin assignments for LOUT (left channel audio) and ROUT (right channel audio).


For the "SSOP" chip package (which my Skywave radio has) a satisfactory fixed audio signal can be tapped at pin #24 (left) or pin #23 (right), and ground pins #13 or #14. The "QFN" chip package in all SiLabs versions has the left/right audio on pins #14 and #13, with #12 being the ground pin.


Note that you can also just use another convenient ground (-) spot on the PCB for the ground lead.


The IC's pins are very tiny and close together, but If you have the proper soldering equipment and a steady hand, it's a simple matter to tap one of the audio output pins and ground. I used wire wrap wire for the connections and routed the signal to a small mono jack on the side of the Skywave. A convenient spot for drilling the small hole is near the opening for the wrist strap on the left side of the radio.


With an audio patch cord between the Skywave and my Tascam DR-1 digital audio recorder I'm not able to clearly record DX signals, without having to Y-split the volume-controlled audio from the headphones jack. Very convenient! The audio level is high enough to make good recordings without distortion. I don't know if it's a true "line level" signal, but it works great for my recorder.


73,


Guy Atkins

Puyallup, WA



Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 9-8

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
Asians signals took a nosedive this morning as September's first clunker session was delivered in full force. Two ghostly Asians and 738-Tahiti did manage to squeak through with audio around peak sunrise enhancement, but even they were MIA for most of the session.
 
At my 1300 start time the Asians were comatose indeed, with only 594 and 738 delivering moderate heterodynes. Nothing much changed until 1320, when 603 joined the moderate heterodyne group. It seemed like the clunker session would deliver a TP audio shutout until 1325, when 594-JOAK's carrier rose up and eeked out a few seconds of ghostly speech. Not to be outdone, 603 then did the same, bailing after a few seconds of wispy pop music. A 738 signal bearing toward Tahiti waited until San Francisco splatter bit the dust at 1330 before making a ghostly appearance with apparent R&B music, fading in and out until 1335. The session was a true clunker in comparison to the past few days, and a stark reminder that we shouldn't expect too much in early September of a lean solar year.
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
7.5" loopstick C.Crane Skywave Ultralight +
15" FSL antenna
 
 


Fixed Level Recording Output for SiLabs-Based DSP Radios

Guy Atkins
 

It recently occurred to me that DSP radios like the Tecsun PL-380 and the C. Crane Skywave likely have a fixed-level audio output line on one or more of the pins of their SiLabs' chips.


Sure enough-- the datasheets for the Si4736/37/38/39 and Si4730/31/34/35 chips all share the same pin assignments for LOUT (left channel audio) and ROUT (right channel audio).


For the "SSOP" chip package (which my Skywave radio has) a satisfactory fixed audio signal can be tapped at pin #24 (left) or pin #23 (right), and ground pins #13 or #14. The "QFN" chip package in all SiLabs versions has the left/right audio on pins #14 and #13, with #12 being the ground pin.


Note that you can also just use another convenient ground (-) spot on the PCB for the ground lead.


The IC's pins are very tiny and close together, but If you have the proper soldering equipment and a steady hand, it's a simple matter to tap one of the audio output pins and ground. I used wire wrap wire for the connections and routed the signal to a small mono jack on the side of the Skywave. A convenient spot for drilling the small hole is near the opening for the wrist strap on the left side of the radio.


With an audio patch cord between the Skywave and my Tascam DR-1 digital audio recorder I'm not able to clearly record DX signals, without having to Y-split the volume-controlled audio from the headphones jack. Very convenient! The audio level is high enough to make good recordings without distortion. I don't know if it's a true "line level" signal, but it works great for my recorder.


73,


Guy Atkins

Puyallup, WA

 


Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 9-7

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
Thanks to Colin for the initial report on the outstanding performance of his new N/NW flag antenna (and I look forward to the full report). Asian signals were seriously improved this morning, with the Japanese big guns especially vibrant. 594-JOAK was the star performer here, although there was good variety from both Japan and Korea.
 
My session started off at 1300 with signals very similar to yesterday, with weak audio in and out on 594, 603 (HLSA), 693, 738, 747, 828, 972, 1053, 1134 and 1566. The big difference this morning was that several of the Asians (594, 747, 972 and 1053) received serious boosts with the increasing daylight. 594-JOAK reached its best level of the new season (very good) at 1315, while the 1053-Jammer did the same at 1310. 657-Pyongyang and 738-BEL2 also began coming out of the noise around this time, but never could maintain a decent level. The NHK2 big guns on 693 and 747 both maintained good levels late around 1325, although 693 had its Vancouver issues, and 747-JOIB was troubled by the mystery electrical noise covering Puget Sound. Although the session featured good propagation it was primarily a big gun show here, with most of the second-tier Asians staying close to the noise level. In any case, who can complain in early September?
 
594  JOAK  Tokyo, Japan   Japanese male speech at very good level at 1315; best Asian signal of the session
 
747  JOIB  Sapporo, Japan   Japanese female speech getting through mystery electrical noise at 1312
 
972  HLCA  Dangjin, S. Korea   Good-level Korean female speech at 1311; signal in and out all session
 
1053  Korean Jammer   Best jam of the new season (good) at 1310
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
7.5" loopstick C. Crane Skywave Ultralight +
15" FSL antenna
 
 


Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 9-6

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
Like Dennis, Brian and Bruce I noticed quite a few Asians with audio this morning, but in general conditions were down from yesterday. Several mid-band Koreans did make it up to decent levels and TP's were in evidence from 594 to 1593, but unlike yesterday there were no really energetic signals for more than a few seconds at a time.
 
My session started off at 1300 with 594, 603 (HLSA), 693, 738, 747, 972, 1053, 1134 and 1593 with weak audio in and out, sounding very much like the same time yesterday. Unfortunately none of these except 972-HLCA, the 1053-Jammer and 1134-KBS managed to build up much additional steam as daylight increased, and several of them (603, 738 and 1593) bailed early. Around 1315 the mid-band Koreans got a moderate boost, and 972-HLCA temporarily came up to a good level with its bad singing practice at 1317. The 1053-Jammer sounded almost as good as far as programming, but not quite as strong as yesterday. The only unusual performer was 1134-KBS, which temporarily broke through the Vancouver splatter at 1318 to get its Korean male speech through with some authority. The diverse collection of anemic Asians didn't stick around as long as yesterday, though, bailing about 1330 here. Although the session was somewhat of a drop off compared to yesterday it probably wasn't as bad as one might expect from the unfavorable solar predictions.
 
972  HLCA  Dangjin, S. Korea  Another season of bad singing practice kicks off at 1317, apparently // 1134
 
1053  Korean Jammer  Moderate buzz during peak sunrise enhancement at 1316
 
1134  KBS  Korean male singing instructor temporarily at good level through Vancouver splatter at 1314
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
7.5" loopstick C.Crane Skywave Ultralight +
15" FSL antenna
 
 


Re: Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 9-5

Gary DeBock
 

Sorry for the error in the 972-HLCA recording link; the correct MP3 link for the recording this morning at 1316 is

 
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
 
 

-----Original Message-----
From: D1028Gary@... [ultralightdx]
To: ultralightdx
Sent: Sat, Sep 5, 2015 8:26 am
Subject: [ultralightdx] Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 9-5

 
Hello All,
Asian signals sounded healthy indeed this morning in the first good session of the new season. Besides the NHK big guns on 594, 693, 747 and 828 there were appearances from 603-HLSA (good), 738-BEL2 (poor to fair), 972-HLCA (very good) and 1575-VOA (fair).
 
My session started.at 1300 with the band already featuring multiple Asians in audio. 603-HLSA had fair TOH programming with a possible new time pip system, while both 594-JOAK and 1575-VOA were in and out at a fair level. 738-BEL2 rose up to a poor to fair level at 1303 with the usual female-voiced Chinese news, while 603-HLSA hit a good level at 1307 with Korean female pop music hosted by the usual deep-voiced male. The strongest TP signal of the session took a while to get untracked, but 972-HLCA really came up in strength around 1315, temporarily hitting an S9 level in the 970 splatter. The NHK2 big guns on 693 and 747 were the best performers late on, with 747 reaching a good level (In the mystery electrical noise) around 1325. Other TP's on 1044, 1053 and 1134 (KBS) made cameo appearances during the session, but never stuck around for long. Overall it was a great session for early September, and hopefully a sign of good things to come.
 
603  HLSA  Namyang, S. Korea   Good-level Korean female pop music hosted by KBS2's deep voiced male at 1307
 
738  BEL2  Penghu, Taiwan  Weak female-voiced Chinese news by the usual announcer at 1303
 
747  JOIB  Sapporo, Japan  Japanese female speech at a fair level through mystery noise at 1324
 
972  HLCA  Dangjin, S. Korea  Korean pop music at temporary S9 level at 1316; best Asian signal of the session
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
7.5" loopstick C.Crane Skywave Ultralight +
15" FSL antenna
 
 


Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 9-5

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
Asian signals sounded healthy indeed this morning in the first good session of the new season. Besides the NHK big guns on 594, 693, 747 and 828 there were appearances from 603-HLSA (good), 738-BEL2 (poor to fair), 972-HLCA (very good) and 1575-VOA (fair).
 
My session started.at 1300 with the band already featuring multiple Asians in audio. 603-HLSA had fair TOH programming with a possible new time pip system, while both 594-JOAK and 1575-VOA were in and out at a fair level. 738-BEL2 rose up to a poor to fair level at 1303 with the usual female-voiced Chinese news, while 603-HLSA hit a good level at 1307 with Korean female pop music hosted by the usual deep-voiced male. The strongest TP signal of the session took a while to get untracked, but 972-HLCA really came up in strength around 1315, temporarily hitting an S9 level in the 970 splatter. The NHK2 big guns on 693 and 747 were the best performers late on, with 747 reaching a good level (In the mystery electrical noise) around 1325. Other TP's on 1044, 1053 and 1134 (KBS) made cameo appearances during the session, but never stuck around for long. Overall it was a great session for early September, and hopefully a sign of good things to come.
 
603  HLSA  Namyang, S. Korea   Good-level Korean female pop music hosted by KBS2's deep voiced male at 1307
 
738  BEL2  Penghu, Taiwan  Weak female-voiced Chinese news by the usual announcer at 1303
 
747  JOIB  Sapporo, Japan  Japanese female speech at a fair level through mystery noise at 1324
 
972  HLCA  Dangjin, S. Korea  Korean pop music at temporary S9 level at 1316; best Asian signal of the session
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
7.5" loopstick C.Crane Skywave Ultralight +
15" FSL antenna
 
 


Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 9-4

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
An anemic collection of Asians managed to show up at peak sunrise enhancement this morning, including a mid-band TP that actually reached a fair level. Signals weren't very energetic, but at least there was pretty good variety.
 
At my 1300 start time both 594-JOAK and a presumed 603-HLSA were managing poor audio, but neither one of them could come up with better signals throughout the session. At 1307 the star of the session (if you can call it that) came up in strength, as the 1053-Korean Jammer reached a fair level with a pretty solid buzz. 972-HLCA was flirting with audio around 1315 but never could get through the "Freedom 970" splatter, while 738-Tahiti was in and out with poor-level pop music around 1325 (at about 1% of its ocean coast strength). By 1330 the entire ghostly collection had faded, ending a pretty typical early September session.
 
1053  Korean Jammer   Fair-level buzz at 1307; best TP signal of the session
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
7.5" loopstick C.Crane Skywave Ultralight +
15" FSL antenna
 
 


Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 9-2

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
It's always a tough transition to start tracking down wispy Asian signals after having enjoyed S9 South Pacific DX on the Oregon coast, but it's that time of year again. Like Dennis I had only three TP's in audio this morning, but with a slightly different cast of characters.
 
A presumed 603-HLSA was the first to reach audio level with wispy music around 1303, followed by 594-JOAK with poor-level male speech at 1320. 738-Tahiti was the only TP to reach a fair level with its pop music around 1325, but it didn't stick around for long. Overall it was a typical mediocre session, but hopefully DX can only get better from here?
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
7.5" loopstick C.Crane Skywave Ultralight +
15" FSL antenna
 


Shortwave Loggings - 28/08/2015

Paul Blundell
 

**DB4SWDX - Report**

http://vkpc7pb.blogspot.com.au/2015/08/software-db4swdx.html

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

Report Date: 08/31/2015

Report Time: 07:41:15


Freq / Callsign: 2325 - ABC Northern Territory

Date / Time: 28/08/2015 - 11:35UTC 

Notes: Tecsun PL-360 + Wire aerial. Home, Launceston Tasmania


Freq / Callsign: 2485 - ABC Northern Territory

Date / Time: 28/08/2015 - 11:35UTC 

Notes: Tecsun PL-360 + Wire aerial. Home, Launceston Tasmania


Freq / Callsign: 3365 - Radio Cultura

Date / Time: 28/08/2015 - 11:35UTC 

Notes: Tecsun PL-360 + Wire aerial. Home, Launceston Tasmania


Freq / Callsign: 4835 - ABC Northern Territory

Date / Time: 28/08/2015 - 11:35UTC 

Notes: Tecsun PL-360 + Wire aerial. Home, Launceston Tasmania


Freq / Callsign: 4940 - Radio Amazonas

Date / Time: 28/08/2015 - 11:35UTC 

Notes: Tecsun PL-360 + Wire aerial. Home, Launceston Tasmania


Freq / Callsign: 5910 - China Radio International

Date / Time: 28/08/2015 - 11:35UTC 

Notes: Tecsun PL-360 + Wire aerial. Home, Launceston Tasmania


Freq / Callsign: 5910 - China National Radio 5

Date / Time: 28/08/2015 - 11:35UTC 

Notes: Tecsun PL-360 + Wire aerial. Home, Launceston Tasmania


Freq / Callsign: 5935 - PBS Xizang

Date / Time: 28/08/2015 - 11:35UTC 

Notes: Tecsun PL-360 + Wire aerial. Home, Launceston Tasmania


Freq / Callsign: 5955 - China Radio International

Date / Time: 28/08/2015 - 11:35UTC 

Notes: Tecsun PL-360 + Wire aerial. Home, Launceston Tasmania


Freq / Callsign: 5955 - China National Radio 8

Date / Time: 28/08/2015 - 11:35UTC 

Notes: Tecsun PL-360 + Wire aerial. Home, Launceston Tasmania


Freq / Callsign: 6000 - China National Radio 1

Date / Time: 28/08/2015 - 11:35UTC 

Notes: Tecsun PL-360 + Wire aerial. Home, Launceston Tasmania


Freq / Callsign: 6070 - Voice of Korea

Date / Time: 28/08/2015 - 11:35UTC 

Notes: Tecsun PL-360 + Wire aerial. Home, Launceston Tasmania


Freq / Callsign: 6090 - NHK World Radio Japan

Date / Time: 28/08/2015 - 11:35UTC 

Notes: Tecsun PL-360 + Wire aerial. Home, Launceston Tasmania


Freq / Callsign: 6095 - KBS World Radio

Date / Time: 28/08/2015 - 11:35UTC 

Notes: Tecsun PL-360 + Wire aerial. Home, Launceston Tasmania


Freq / Callsign: 6155 - China National Radio 2

Date / Time: 28/08/2015 - 11:35UTC 

Notes: Tecsun PL-360 + Wire aerial. Home, Launceston Tasmania


Freq / Callsign: 6165 - China National Radio 6

Date / Time: 28/08/2015 - 11:35UTC 

Notes: Tecsun PL-360 + Wire aerial. Home, Launceston Tasmania


Freq / Callsign: 6180 - Radio Taiwan International

Date / Time: 28/08/2015 - 11:35UTC 

Notes: Tecsun PL-360 + Wire aerial. Home, Launceston Tasmania


Freq / Callsign: 7200 - Radio Taiwan International

Date / Time: 28/08/2015 - 11:35UTC 

Notes: Tecsun PL-360 + Wire aerial. Home, Launceston Tasmania


Freq / Callsign: 7345 - China National Radio 1

Date / Time: 28/08/2015 - 11:35UTC 

Notes: Tecsun PL-360 + Wire aerial. Home, Launceston Tasmania


Freq / Callsign: 7360 - China Radio International

Date / Time: 28/08/2015 - 11:35UTC 

Notes: Tecsun PL-360 + Wire aerial. Home, Launceston Tasmania


Freq / Callsign: 7410 - China Radio International

Date / Time: 28/08/2015 - 11:35UTC 

Notes: Tecsun PL-360 + Wire aerial. Home, Launceston Tasmania


Freq / Callsign: 7435 - China Radio International

Date / Time: 28/08/2015 - 11:35UTC 

Notes: Tecsun PL-360 + Wire aerial. Home, Launceston Tasmania


Freq / Callsign: 9400 - FEBC Radio

Date / Time: 28/08/2015 - 11:35UTC 

Notes: Tecsun PL-360 + Wire aerial. Home, Launceston Tasmania


Freq / Callsign: 9410 - China National Radio 5

Date / Time: 28/08/2015 - 11:35UTC 

Notes: Tecsun PL-360 + Wire aerial. Home, Launceston Tasmania


Freq / Callsign: 9420 - China National Radio 6

Date / Time: 28/08/2015 - 11:35UTC 

Notes: Tecsun PL-360 + Wire aerial. Home, Launceston Tasmania


Freq / Callsign: 9440 - China Radio International

Date / Time: 28/08/2015 - 11:35UTC 

Notes: Tecsun PL-360 + Wire aerial. Home, Launceston Tasmania


Freq / Callsign: 9500 - China National Radio 1

Date / Time: 28/08/2015 - 11:35UTC 

Notes: Tecsun PL-360 + Wire aerial. Home, Launceston Tasmania


Freq / Callsign: 9515 - China National Radio 2

Date / Time: 28/08/2015 - 11:35UTC 

Notes: Tecsun PL-360 + Wire aerial. Home, Launceston Tasmania


Freq / Callsign: 9590 - China Radio International

Date / Time: 28/08/2015 - 11:35UTC 

Notes: Tecsun PL-360 + Wire aerial. Home, Launceston Tasmania


Freq / Callsign: 9645 - China Radio International

Date / Time: 28/08/2015 - 11:35UTC 

Notes: Tecsun PL-360 + Wire aerial. Home, Launceston Tasmania


Freq / Callsign: 9680 - KNLS Anchor Point

Date / Time: 28/08/2015 - 11:35UTC 

Notes: Tecsun PL-360 + Wire aerial. Home, Launceston Tasmania


Freq / Callsign: 9735 - Radio Taiwan International

Date / Time: 28/08/2015 - 11:35UTC 

Notes: Tecsun PL-360 + Wire aerial. Home, Launceston Tasmania


Freq / Callsign: 9785 - China Radio International

Date / Time: 28/08/2015 - 11:35UTC 

Notes: Tecsun PL-360 + Wire aerial. Home, Launceston Tasmania


Freq / Callsign: 9810 - China National Radio 2

Date / Time: 28/08/2015 - 11:35UTC 

Notes: Tecsun PL-360 + Wire aerial. Home, Launceston Tasmania


Freq / Callsign: 9820 - China National Radio 2

Date / Time: 28/08/2015 - 11:35UTC 

Notes: Tecsun PL-360 + Wire aerial. Home, Launceston Tasmania


Freq / Callsign: 9830 - China National Radio 1

Date / Time: 28/08/2015 - 11:35UTC 

Notes: Tecsun PL-360 + Wire aerial. Home, Launceston Tasmania


Freq / Callsign: 9845 - Voice of America

Date / Time: 28/08/2015 - 11:35UTC 

Notes: Tecsun PL-360 + Wire aerial. Home, Launceston Tasmania


Freq / Callsign: 9890 - China Radio International

Date / Time: 28/08/2015 - 11:35UTC 

Notes: Tecsun PL-360 + Wire aerial. Home, Launceston Tasmania


Freq / Callsign: 11635 - China Radio International

Date / Time: 28/08/2015 - 11:35UTC 

Notes: Tecsun PL-360 + Wire aerial. Home, Launceston Tasmania


Freq / Callsign: 11650 - China Radio International

Date / Time: 28/08/2015 - 11:35UTC 

Notes: Tecsun PL-360 + Wire aerial. Home, Launceston Tasmania


Freq / Callsign: 11750 - China Radio International

Date / Time: 28/08/2015 - 11:35UTC 

Notes: Tecsun PL-360 + Wire aerial. Home, Launceston Tasmania


Freq / Callsign: 11800 - China National Radio 2

Date / Time: 28/08/2015 - 11:35UTC 

Notes: Tecsun PL-360 + Wire aerial. Home, Launceston Tasmania


Freq / Callsign: 11825 - Voice of America

Date / Time: 28/08/2015 - 11:35UTC 

Notes: Tecsun PL-360 + Wire aerial. Home, Launceston Tasmania


Freq / Callsign: 11935 - China Radio International

Date / Time: 28/08/2015 - 11:35UTC 

Notes: Tecsun PL-360 + Wire aerial. Home, Launceston Tasmania


Freq / Callsign: 11955 - China Radio International

Date / Time: 28/08/2015 - 11:35UTC 

Notes: Tecsun PL-360 + Wire aerial. Home, Launceston Tasmania


Freq / Callsign: 12070 - China Radio International

Date / Time: 28/08/2015 - 11:35UTC 

Notes: Tecsun PL-360 + Wire aerial. Home, Launceston Tasmania




Portable Ultralight DXing Session - Brady's Lookout - 28/08/2015

Paul Blundell
 

Today I had the need to head down the Tamar River for work, on my way back I stopped and had my lunch break at Brady's Lookout. This is one of my favorite Radio DXing spots, today was the first time I have been back in a few months. Below are some photos and my mediumwave / shortwave loggings.



Mediumwave Stations:

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540KHz 7SD

558KHz 7BU

621KHz 3RN

693KHz 3AW

774KHz 3LO

828KHz 3GI

900KHz 7AD

1008KHz 0_HPON


Shortwave Stations:

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http://vkpc7pb.blogspot.com.au

**DB4SWDX - Report**

Report Date: 08/28/2015

Report Time: 13:17:12


Freq / Callsign: 11620 - All India Radio

Date / Time: 28/08/2015 - 1:20UTC

Notes: Tecsun PL360 + Wire aerial - Bradys Lookout.


Freq / Callsign: 11700 - Voice of America (Possible)

Date / Time: 28/08/2015 - 1:20UTC

Notes: Tecsun PL360 + Wire aerial - Bradys Lookout.


Freq / Callsign: 11740 - All India Radio

Date / Time: 28/08/2015 - 1:20UTC

Notes: Tecsun PL360 + Wire aerial - Bradys Lookout.


Freq / Callsign: 15230 - Radio Habana Cuba

Date / Time: 28/08/2015 - 1:20UTC

Notes: Tecsun PL360 + Wire aerial - Bradys Lookout.


Freq / Callsign: 17490 - China Radio International

Date / Time: 28/08/2015 - 1:20UTC

Notes: Tecsun PL360 + Wire aerial - Bradys Lookout.



Photos: http://vkpc7pb.blogspot.com.au/2015/08/portable-ultralight-dxing-session_28.html




Relays over the weekend 6070kHz

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FCC Databases Down for IT Upgrade

Steve Ponder <stephen_ponder@...>
 

The FCC has announced that several of its databases will be unavailable over the Labour Day weekend due to an IT upgrade ...


The specific dates and times are:

Wed 02 Sep 2015 @ 1800 PM EDT until Tue 08 Sep 2015 @ 0800 AM EDT.

The affected databases are listed in the article linked above.


73 & Good DX,

Steve Ponder, N5WBI 
Houston, TX
---------------
6 Plus


Re: New Worldwide Ultralight Radio DX Distance Record-- 850-KOA

Bill Whitacre
 

Thanks to Gary Deacon for sharing those amazing catches.  It was pretty cool to listen to WTAR-850 from Norfolk nearly as good as I hear it here in DC in the daytime with familiar ID sequence.

Like I tell the other Gary - those are amazing catches - URL or otherwise.

I remember listening one evening many years ago with Arthur Cushen near Invercargill, NZ and having to admit I didn’t even know which way ‘home’ was!

Bill Whitacre
Alexandria, VA


On Aug 25, 2015, at 11:49 PM, D1028Gary@... [ultralightdx] <ultralightdx@...> wrote:


Hello All,
 
Master Ultralight radio DXer Gary Deacon of South Africa has informed us of a record-breaking Ultralight Radio reception on his Sony SRF-M37V and 220 meter BOG made at Noordhoek, South Africa-- 850-KOA in Denver, Colorado, USA. At 14,981 km / 9,308 miles, this record-breaking reception surpasses both my reception of 558-6WA in Wagin, Western Australia from near Manzanita, OR (14,704 km / 9,137 miles) and my Kiwi ULR-buddy Tony King's amazing reception of 1 kW 1690-CJLO in Montreal, Quebec from Greytown, New Zealand (14,631 km / 9,091 miles).
 
Congratulations to Gary D. (the other one!), and thanks to him also for sharing the MP3 links of his amazing receptions below. The following is pasted from his notice to me yesterday, informing me of the new record. Although Tony and I can no longer claim the record, Tony still holds the worldwide DX distance record for reception of a 1 kW station on an Ultralight radio (by far), and I can still claim the DX distance record for Ultralight radio reception in here in North America. Considering all the RF noise and pollution on the air here on the west coast, I consider that a pretty good consolation prize :-)
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
 
Pasted from Gary Deacon's email:
 
 
<<<   Congratulations on your exceptional New Zealand and Australian catches - particularly your long-haul reception of 558 6WA Wagin!
I have good memories of 6WA which was the second mediumwave Australian station that I was fortunate to hear at Sandbaai.
QSL available at : http://capedx.blogspot.com/2010/05/6wa-wagin-wa-558-qsl.html (Hard to believe just over 30 years ago).   
  
Although closer to this part of the world (paticularly WA),  receiving any Australian mediumwave station with the old FRG7 seemed to be quite a dx challange for us at the time!  There used to be a limited opportunity to hear most MW Australian stations including the ABC outlets which used to sign off at midnight Aussie time (6:00 pm SA time).
  
In connection with a similar long-haul reception in this part of the world,  not sure if I shared the Ultralight reception of KOA Denver on 850 kHz which  made it through to Noordhoek on the 13th January, 2011.  
  
At 14 981 km / 9 308 miles (only 277 km further than your impressive reception of 6WA), KOA Denver appears to be the most distant mediumwave station that I have been fortunate to receive via the SRF37V Ultralight and 220 metre BOG.  
  
DX report including a link to the KOA audio clip available at :  http://capedx.blogspot.com/2011/01/noordhoek-dxpedition-ultralight.html    >>>


Re: New Worldwide Ultralight Radio DX Distance Record

Allen Willie
 



Hello To All



Congratulations to Gary Deacon in South Africa for his accomplishment of setting a new Worldwide Ultralight radio distance record,


An amazing achievement in logging 850 KOA Denver, Colorado from your location for sure Gary. !



Good DX


Allen Willie  VOPC1AA

Carbonear, Newfoundland







Newfoundland Ultralight Radio Logs August 26

Allen Willie
 

Two new catches for the Ultralight Radio logbook last night and early this morning.



1220 khz - WGNY - Newburgh, New York 2:00 UTC 8/26/15 w/ sports talk, numerous ESPN Radio ID's , ads and promos


Ultralight Station # 1324




...

1550 khz - WRHC - Coral Gables, Florida 8:00 UTC 8/26/15 w/ Spanish vocals and instrumental music, numerous Cadena Azul ID's ,followed by two men in Spanish teletalk // webfeed


Ultralight Station # 1325



Receiver: Sony SRF-M37W Ultralight radio: barefoot




Allen Willie VOPC1AA
Carbonear, Newfoundland


IRIB and Arabs

patrice.privat
 

Hi

 

A few logs from this morning 0140 UTC with my Tecsun PL-380 barefoot

 

936 IRIB Markaze Fesanduz VERYLOUD

 

1026 IRIB Tabriz comfortable

 

1062 IRIB Kerman, variable

 

1476 Al Quran al Karim, prayer then ID as Al Qahira, Cairo, Egypt

 

Pat

 

Beauvais

 

 

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