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Re: April 2019 Hong Kong Ultralight DXpedition-- 603-648 kHz Loggings & MP3's

Paul Blundell
 

Excellent loggings as always and great to see the range of stations you can log. 


On Mon, 10 Jun 2019, 9:54 p.m. Gary DeBock via Groups.Io, <D1028Gary=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

File review is continuing on recordings from a very interesting trip, with 17 more Southeast Asian loggings from 603-648 kHz (for a total so far of 34 stations recorded from 531-648 kHz). The diversity of loggings was related to two daytime DX trips to Macau and Hong Kong's Cape D'Aguilar, a waterfront DXing session featuring sunset skip across Southeast Asia, and late evening apartment DXing by shoving a souped-up Ultralight outside a 12th floor security window.

 DXing in Hong Kong is turning out to be a bonanza to solve Hawaii DXing mysteries, and vice versa. The excited female Chinese speaker in a 648-BCC (N) Taiwan recording was matched to the same excited voice in a Hawaii 630 kHz UnID recording, finally solving the identity mystery. The same thing happened with a 531-Zhejiang RGD female Mandarin recording, and a Tagalog-speaking lady on 666 kHz with an identical voice to a Hawaii UnID on 954 kHz (Philippine Broadcasting Service). With a lengthy list of exotic targets from Hong Kong DXing, the November Poipu, Hawaii DXpedition should be ready to hit the ground running!

 603   CNR1   Shaoguan, China   10 kW   As the only Guangdong CNR1 transmitter on the frequency this was presumably the source of the CNR1 identification under CRI's Vietnamese program at 13 seconds into this recording at 1211 on 4-2  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/0n18sag6y5gvnoaepdzm733ygc5wr564

603  CRI   Dongfang, China   300 kW   Dominant on the frequency every evening with its Vietnamese program, such as 1211 on 4-2 (over CNR1)  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/0n18sag6y5gvnoaepdzm733ygc5wr564

603  DZVV   Vigan, Philippines   5 kW   "Bombo Radio" all alone with powerful strength as a Cape D'Aguilar cliff daytime DX signal at 0809 on 4-6; thanks to Jari L. for ID assistance  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/2jwzcor80g63evbe1760ge1sriinedvr

610  Voice of the People of Ho Chi Minh City   Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam   50 kW   Strange Viet program on a strange frequency; an elderly male speaker (war veteran?) apparently tries to keep old memories alive. Completely dominant over the 612 kHz stations on the Hong Kong waterfront at 1350 on 4-7, and causing a huge 2 kHz het on the 612 frequency. Maybe the holdout 610 kHz frequency is part of the Vietnam War memory, and they don't want to change it?  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/seiicka9zarlfht3o7xlagiwm896psxn

612  Zhuhai Diantai   Zhuhai, China   (power unknown)   This Mandarin/ Cantonese format station is a semi-local next to Macau, where it was at overwhelming strength at 0610 on 4-4 with various "High FM" ID's by a Mandarin-speaking lady with a soft, whispering voice  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/trqclqlz7ha4g2c06ehp38y616e0ax4y

612  UnID-China   Male Mandarin speech under Zhuhai Diantai's Cantonese around the 1 minute point in this recording at 1216 on 4-2; possibly Guangdong RGD in Chaozhou (closest to HK)  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/ssi0my9q7vww7kfs6aeg9uca6irz2hlk

612  UnID-Philippines   Weak daytime DX signal with non-Chinese intonation and music under Zhuhai Diantai at HK's Cape D'Aguilar at 0810 on 4-6; no ID clues, but the pattern of daytime propagation to the Cape would indicate DWSP  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/7k9hbpikvmv20cz4plxoo3sgxszq93w9

621  RTHK Mandarin   Golden Hill, Hong Kong   20 kW   Pesky local station that defied all attempts to track down a co-channel. Its typical strength was recorded at the Macau waterfront during daytime DXing at 0614 on 4-4  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/0hq7e14r8sfoegythpplpaclhretfgzp

630  Taiwan BC   Sungling, Taiwan   10 kW   Always the dominant 630 kHz station in HK, this extended recording on the Macau waterfront during daytime DXing at 0617 on 4-4 features a couple of Taiwan music recordings and Chinese dialect speech  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/dhbfj60osxcirh21bet3fz5zjecowluy

630  CNR2   China Synchros   In an S9 mix under Taiwan BC at 1217 on 4-2, with male speech in Mandarin under Taiwan's female speech and music in Mandarin. Not a daytime DX station-- most likely the 150 kW Henan transmitter  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/0m9wpi7z80owry3pbmklc608g9g7cr04

 630 UnID   Music station under Taiwan BC during sunset skip DXing on the Hong Kong waterfront at 1355 on 4-7; with good propagation to Bangladesh the musical style sounds like it could be the 100 kW Bangladesh (B) station, but since it's not // 693 there was no way to be sure  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/8nlh9b0m1ot2yiwc6ztamm925ljd8z82

639  CNR1   China Synchros   Dominant over an UnID music station on the Hong Kong waterfront during sunset skip DXing at 1402 on 4-7  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/c43ndx6xwe5dv5qo1mlanpby4lzts4af

639  DZRL   Batac, Philippines   1 kW   Ideally positioned at the northern tip of Luzon, this low powered Tagalog station managed a pretty decent daytime DX signal across hundreds of miles to the Macau waterfront at 0625 on 4-4  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/dpba9dxd311gds3t5eplr5dmmz6rkcs5

639  UnID   Music station under CNR1 on the Hong Kong waterfront during sunset skip DXing at 1402 on 4-7; DZRL is possible but unlikely, since its 1 kW signal was usually gone after local sunset https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/c43ndx6xwe5dv5qo1mlanpby4lzts4af

648  Guangdong Weixing Guangbo   Guangzhou, China   50 kW   Semi-local with male speech format, this Mandarin blaster was usually dominant on the frequency as at 1406 on 4-7 at the Hong Kong waterfront, but occasionally had some competition  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/g6bo9lrlt4r2ai2zu01fmg7tloxbsdku

648  BCC (N)   Taipei, Taiwan   20 kW   A daytimer under Guangzhou at Hong Kong's Cape D'Aguilar, occasionally this Chinese dialect station would become dominant, such as at 1225 on 4-2. The lady's distinctive, excited voice from 3 seconds to 18 seconds was matched to a Poipu, Hawaii recording on 630, finally solving a long running identity mystery  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/0tfd4h60un212zsswmoqgugtvnhmaviw

648  UnID-English   Guangdong Weixing Guangbo was nulled out on the Hong Kong waterfront from 40 seconds to 60 seconds in this recording at 1406 on 4-7, resulting in an English language station making mention of South Africa. Unfortunately there wasn't enough detail for identity clues. Maybe AFN Okinawa, or one of the Philippine stations?  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/g6bo9lrlt4r2ai2zu01fmg7tloxbsdku

(TO BE CONTINUED)


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April 2019 Hong Kong Ultralight DXpedition-- 603-648 kHz Loggings & MP3's

Gary DeBock
 

File review is continuing on recordings from a very interesting trip, with 17 more Southeast Asian loggings from 603-648 kHz (for a total so far of 34 stations recorded from 531-648 kHz). The diversity of loggings was related to two daytime DX trips to Macau and Hong Kong's Cape D'Aguilar, a waterfront DXing session featuring sunset skip across Southeast Asia, and late evening apartment DXing by shoving a souped-up Ultralight outside a 12th floor security window.

 DXing in Hong Kong is turning out to be a bonanza to solve Hawaii DXing mysteries, and vice versa. The excited female Chinese speaker in a 648-BCC (N) Taiwan recording was matched to the same excited voice in a Hawaii 630 kHz UnID recording, finally solving the identity mystery. The same thing happened with a 531-Zhejiang RGD female Mandarin recording, and a Tagalog-speaking lady on 666 kHz with an identical voice to a Hawaii UnID on 954 kHz (Philippine Broadcasting Service). With a lengthy list of exotic targets from Hong Kong DXing, the November Poipu, Hawaii DXpedition should be ready to hit the ground running!

 603   CNR1   Shaoguan, China   10 kW   As the only Guangdong CNR1 transmitter on the frequency this was presumably the source of the CNR1 identification under CRI's Vietnamese program at 13 seconds into this recording at 1211 on 4-2  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/0n18sag6y5gvnoaepdzm733ygc5wr564

603  CRI   Dongfang, China   300 kW   Dominant on the frequency every evening with its Vietnamese program, such as 1211 on 4-2 (over CNR1)  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/0n18sag6y5gvnoaepdzm733ygc5wr564

603  DZVV   Vigan, Philippines   5 kW   "Bombo Radio" all alone with powerful strength as a Cape D'Aguilar cliff daytime DX signal at 0809 on 4-6; thanks to Jari L. for ID assistance  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/2jwzcor80g63evbe1760ge1sriinedvr

610  Voice of the People of Ho Chi Minh City   Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam   50 kW   Strange Viet program on a strange frequency; an elderly male speaker (war veteran?) apparently tries to keep old memories alive. Completely dominant over the 612 kHz stations on the Hong Kong waterfront at 1350 on 4-7, and causing a huge 2 kHz het on the 612 frequency. Maybe the holdout 610 kHz frequency is part of the Vietnam War memory, and they don't want to change it?  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/seiicka9zarlfht3o7xlagiwm896psxn

612  Zhuhai Diantai   Zhuhai, China   (power unknown)   This Mandarin/ Cantonese format station is a semi-local next to Macau, where it was at overwhelming strength at 0610 on 4-4 with various "High FM" ID's by a Mandarin-speaking lady with a soft, whispering voice  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/trqclqlz7ha4g2c06ehp38y616e0ax4y

612  UnID-China   Male Mandarin speech under Zhuhai Diantai's Cantonese around the 1 minute point in this recording at 1216 on 4-2; possibly Guangdong RGD in Chaozhou (closest to HK)  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/ssi0my9q7vww7kfs6aeg9uca6irz2hlk

612  UnID-Philippines   Weak daytime DX signal with non-Chinese intonation and music under Zhuhai Diantai at HK's Cape D'Aguilar at 0810 on 4-6; no ID clues, but the pattern of daytime propagation to the Cape would indicate DWSP  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/7k9hbpikvmv20cz4plxoo3sgxszq93w9

621  RTHK Mandarin   Golden Hill, Hong Kong   20 kW   Pesky local station that defied all attempts to track down a co-channel. Its typical strength was recorded at the Macau waterfront during daytime DXing at 0614 on 4-4  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/0hq7e14r8sfoegythpplpaclhretfgzp

630  Taiwan BC   Sungling, Taiwan   10 kW   Always the dominant 630 kHz station in HK, this extended recording on the Macau waterfront during daytime DXing at 0617 on 4-4 features a couple of Taiwan music recordings and Chinese dialect speech  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/dhbfj60osxcirh21bet3fz5zjecowluy

630  CNR2   China Synchros   In an S9 mix under Taiwan BC at 1217 on 4-2, with male speech in Mandarin under Taiwan's female speech and music in Mandarin. Not a daytime DX station-- most likely the 150 kW Henan transmitter  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/0m9wpi7z80owry3pbmklc608g9g7cr04

 630 UnID   Music station under Taiwan BC during sunset skip DXing on the Hong Kong waterfront at 1355 on 4-7; with good propagation to Bangladesh the musical style sounds like it could be the 100 kW Bangladesh (B) station, but since it's not // 693 there was no way to be sure  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/8nlh9b0m1ot2yiwc6ztamm925ljd8z82

639  CNR1   China Synchros   Dominant over an UnID music station on the Hong Kong waterfront during sunset skip DXing at 1402 on 4-7  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/c43ndx6xwe5dv5qo1mlanpby4lzts4af

639  DZRL   Batac, Philippines   1 kW   Ideally positioned at the northern tip of Luzon, this low powered Tagalog station managed a pretty decent daytime DX signal across hundreds of miles to the Macau waterfront at 0625 on 4-4  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/dpba9dxd311gds3t5eplr5dmmz6rkcs5

639  UnID   Music station under CNR1 on the Hong Kong waterfront during sunset skip DXing at 1402 on 4-7; DZRL is possible but unlikely, since its 1 kW signal was usually gone after local sunset https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/c43ndx6xwe5dv5qo1mlanpby4lzts4af

648  Guangdong Weixing Guangbo   Guangzhou, China   50 kW   Semi-local with male speech format, this Mandarin blaster was usually dominant on the frequency as at 1406 on 4-7 at the Hong Kong waterfront, but occasionally had some competition  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/g6bo9lrlt4r2ai2zu01fmg7tloxbsdku

648  BCC (N)   Taipei, Taiwan   20 kW   A daytimer under Guangzhou at Hong Kong's Cape D'Aguilar, occasionally this Chinese dialect station would become dominant, such as at 1225 on 4-2. The lady's distinctive, excited voice from 3 seconds to 18 seconds was matched to a Poipu, Hawaii recording on 630, finally solving a long running identity mystery  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/0tfd4h60un212zsswmoqgugtvnhmaviw

648  UnID-English   Guangdong Weixing Guangbo was nulled out on the Hong Kong waterfront from 40 seconds to 60 seconds in this recording at 1406 on 4-7, resulting in an English language station making mention of South Africa. Unfortunately there wasn't enough detail for identity clues. Maybe AFN Okinawa, or one of the Philippine stations?  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/g6bo9lrlt4r2ai2zu01fmg7tloxbsdku

(TO BE CONTINUED)


Re: Who Is Tassie Radio Rxer?

Paul Blundell
 

Thanks Dan.  I am in the process of moving and updating a lot of my content. I am keeping an eye out for any good deals on radios at the moment.


On Mon, 10 Jun 2019, 9:26 p.m. Dan Merta, <dnmerta0@...> wrote:
On Sun, Jun 9, 2019 at 08:47 PM, Paul Blundell wrote:
https://tassieradiorxer.blogspot.com 
Hi Paul. Nice to read the review of the AR-1733. I just brought one last week as they were on special. 
So far I quite like it. Heard CNR 6 on 909KHz & 684KHz around midnight last week in my bedroom, so it's pulling in some overseas stations on MW. I'm hoping to have a free day next week to take it down to Gippsland and do some comparisons with the AR-1780. 


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Re: Tasmanian Changes

Paul Blundell
 

Thanks Dan. 

I heard 6WA last night around 11 PM. 

No news on 7SD yet, I will keep an eye on the ACMA site and an ear on the bands. 

On Mon, 10 Jun 2019, 9:08 p.m. Dan Merta, <dnmerta0@...> wrote:
Hi Paul.
Iv'e heard 2LT here in Melb fairly audible after 11.00pm at night. Now I know which one was always fighting with 7AD when that was on MW. 
On 558 6WA could always be heard late at night here too as it was easy to null out 7BU. 4GY may be more of a challenge but I'll be listening for it. 
Any news about 7SD 540KHz moving to FM? 
Cheers. Dan. 


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Re: Digitech AR1780

Paul Blundell
 

Thanks Dan. 

So far it is working very well on all bands. I am spending a lot of time on the FM BCB. 

On Mon, 10 Jun 2019, 8:58 p.m. Dan Merta, <dnmerta0@...> wrote:
Hi Paul. I think you'll like the AR1780, Iv'e had a lot of fun with mine, On MW it is more sensitive than the PL-660 I have. 
Cheers. Dan. 


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Re: Who Is Tassie Radio Rxer?

Dan Merta
 

On Sun, Jun 9, 2019 at 08:47 PM, Paul Blundell wrote:
https://tassieradiorxer.blogspot.com 
Hi Paul. Nice to read the review of the AR-1733. I just brought one last week as they were on special. 
So far I quite like it. Heard CNR 6 on 909KHz & 684KHz around midnight last week in my bedroom, so it's pulling in some overseas stations on MW. I'm hoping to have a free day next week to take it down to Gippsland and do some comparisons with the AR-1780. 


Re: Tasmanian Changes

Dan Merta
 

Hi Paul.
Iv'e heard 2LT here in Melb fairly audible after 11.00pm at night. Now I know which one was always fighting with 7AD when that was on MW. 
On 558 6WA could always be heard late at night here too as it was easy to null out 7BU. 4GY may be more of a challenge but I'll be listening for it. 
Any news about 7SD 540KHz moving to FM? 
Cheers. Dan. 


Re: Digitech AR1780

Dan Merta
 

Hi Paul. I think you'll like the AR1780, Iv'e had a lot of fun with mine, On MW it is more sensitive than the PL-660 I have. 
Cheers. Dan. 


Re: My first 6-rod quasi-FSL built 08-09 April and it really is HOT and very Hi-Q!

Paul Blundell
 

Thanks for posting this.  It is great to see and hear about your testing. 


On Mon, 10 Jun 2019, 8:34 a.m. Stephen P. McGreevy, <stephenpmcgreevy1@...> wrote:
HI Gary/Paul and the FSL group - 

Well, after eagerly awaiting my shipment of a small order of the S-660/46 (wonderful Litz wire and 6 ferrite rods (200mm X 10mm), I looked for a small form - and found a large maybe 4-inch diameter Folger's INstant Coffee Jar - empty of course.

Firstly, I taped the six rods equally-spaced around the plastic coffee jar and then taped them all down with good black pipe tape.  Ok basic enough and not really a contiguous sleeve like Gary's wonders and a lot of yours, but this was a prototype...

Next I wound about 45 turns of the Litz wire - all of it (60feet/~17m) on the form, and initially taped the windings down, but I made sre to make a tap at about 2/3rds of the coil (or 1/3rd - approximately) so I could select either the ends (1 and 3) or 1 and 2 or 2 and 3 - "2" being the tap point.

1 to 3 (entire loop) came to ~380 uH.  The winding to the tap (2) 1-2 were 118 uH; and 2-3 was ~260 uH approx.)

And I came up with my "McGreevy quasi-FSL ugly duckling loop, and you all know what - an initial check-out using a "Soviet" 60 to 615 pF var. cap. and my older well-traveled Sony ICF-SW7600GR had amazing and VERY hi-Q of a few stations I checked (daytime reception at about 09:30 PDT here in Keeler in eastern, California).  Hi-Q totally blowing Q levels compared to my open-wound diamond loop in the shop building - gain" due to its larger induction-field was wonderful!

338 RYN Ryan/Tucson NBD fine carrier and ident; 540 Tijuana solid / 560 KSFO SF fair-poor but copyable / 740 KCBS SF near perfect reception with KBRT so. CA nulled.

WOW!  The Q is so high that is auguments the Sony's modest-selectivity- it is very noticeable!  I truly am amazed, and seeing and DXing is now believing, gentleman!

I can only imagine how a full-sized Gary-style loop at the OR-Cliffs with big land-attenuation to the east there/Hawaii/DX lands would perform if my "ugly loop" (well I covered it all up with the black tape afterwards).

Wow! Attached  (if OK) are some photos... just a basic starter "quasi-FSL" but now I am convinced - lightweight and totally portable for transport, yet very hot performer.

Thanks for all fellows!  73 for the mo,

Stephen McGreevy - N6NKS


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Who Is Tassie Radio Rxer?

Paul Blundell
 

I live in Launceston Tasmania, a city of around 68,000 people. I have always had a passion for radio and anything technical. Over the years I have moved between a few different areas of the radio hobby:
UHF CB
Amateur Radio (Ex VK7FPGB)
Radio Scanning
Ultralight DXing
Shortwave Listening

Recently my passion for radio scanning has been lost, we have had a few users move to DMR and other digital modes. Combine this with the poor public image of radio scanning and my own lack of passion for it has seen my return to a different side of the radio hobby, this is a focus on the RX side of the hobby. This includes:
Mediumwave Broadcast Band RXing
Long wave RXing
Shortwave RXing
VHF FM broadcast band
VHF air band

My focus is on any signals I can receive, not just DXing. For me it is just about logging any frequencies I can hear, if a signal is a low power signal from 10km away or a high power signal from 5000km, it makes no difference to me. This is why I refer to what I do as RXer, not DXer.
I am in the process of sorting and updating my files, I need to post a lot more content to my new blog (URL below) as I update it, I decided a fresh start required a clean blog with a slightly different approach to what I post.
https://tassieradiorxer.blogspot.com

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Re: My first 6-rod quasi-FSL built 08-09 April and it really is HOT and very Hi-Q!

Stephen P. McGreevy
 

Additional thoughts: Please pardon my typos. If I find a var. cap with less minimum-capacitance than the big Soviet (transmitting) one (maybe 10-15 pf - and I have a few air-core ones purchased from an HK seller), it would resonate to the top of the MW-BCB, rather than 1420 kHz (or so) max.  Goes down to 315 kHz, so good for NDB DXing also.  Steve


My first 6-rod quasi-FSL built 08-09 April and it really is HOT and very Hi-Q!

Stephen P. McGreevy
 

HI Gary/Paul and the FSL group - 

Well, after eagerly awaiting my shipment of a small order of the S-660/46 (wonderful Litz wire and 6 ferrite rods (200mm X 10mm), I looked for a small form - and found a large maybe 4-inch diameter Folger's INstant Coffee Jar - empty of course.

Firstly, I taped the six rods equally-spaced around the plastic coffee jar and then taped them all down with good black pipe tape.  Ok basic enough and not really a contiguous sleeve like Gary's wonders and a lot of yours, but this was a prototype...

Next I wound about 45 turns of the Litz wire - all of it (60feet/~17m) on the form, and initially taped the windings down, but I made sre to make a tap at about 2/3rds of the coil (or 1/3rd - approximately) so I could select either the ends (1 and 3) or 1 and 2 or 2 and 3 - "2" being the tap point.

1 to 3 (entire loop) came to ~380 uH.  The winding to the tap (2) 1-2 were 118 uH; and 2-3 was ~260 uH approx.)

And I came up with my "McGreevy quasi-FSL ugly duckling loop, and you all know what - an initial check-out using a "Soviet" 60 to 615 pF var. cap. and my older well-traveled Sony ICF-SW7600GR had amazing and VERY hi-Q of a few stations I checked (daytime reception at about 09:30 PDT here in Keeler in eastern, California).  Hi-Q totally blowing Q levels compared to my open-wound diamond loop in the shop building - gain" due to its larger induction-field was wonderful!

338 RYN Ryan/Tucson NBD fine carrier and ident; 540 Tijuana solid / 560 KSFO SF fair-poor but copyable / 740 KCBS SF near perfect reception with KBRT so. CA nulled.

WOW!  The Q is so high that is auguments the Sony's modest-selectivity- it is very noticeable!  I truly am amazed, and seeing and DXing is now believing, gentleman!

I can only imagine how a full-sized Gary-style loop at the OR-Cliffs with big land-attenuation to the east there/Hawaii/DX lands would perform if my "ugly loop" (well I covered it all up with the black tape afterwards).

Wow! Attached  (if OK) are some photos... just a basic starter "quasi-FSL" but now I am convinced - lightweight and totally portable for transport, yet very hot performer.

Thanks for all fellows!  73 for the mo,

Stephen McGreevy - N6NKS


Tasmanian Changes

Paul Blundell
 

Some recent changes here in Tasmania.
558kHz - 7BU: Now moved to FM, this means 4GY and 6WA are DX targets on this frequency.
900kHz - 7AD: Now moved to FM, this means 2LM and 2LT are now DX targets on this frequency.


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Ultimate Portable Radio Kit - June 2019

Paul Blundell
 

This case is one that I have had for a few months, it has been used in a few different ways. Firstly, it was used with my radio scanners and then for storage at home.  It was purchased from Super Cheap Auto for $12.

More often these days I am carrying my radios with me, due to this I wanted to provide the best possible protection for them. Last night I had some spare time so I sat down and set up this case. The main thing was making sure my radios were protected the best way possible. I build a frame out of cardboard and foam to protect my 7.5" loop stick PL380, wrapping this up with a great level of protecting around it, I then cut this to the correct height for this case. I added some thinner foam to the bottom of this. I then installed this in to the case with some doubled sided tape on the bottom and back, the front is secured with some tape to hold it in place. This also helps to protect the other bits and pieces I have in the radio case. My Digitech AR-1780 fits in to a small neoprene case, these are designed to hold a small tablet. I have enough spaces for my ear phones and some spare batteries.

Overall, I am very pleased with how well this case has worked out, I am able to carry and store my ultralight radios and everything I need for a portable session. It is also small enough to fit in my back pack. While this case was designed for my ultralight radio kit, the same ideas could be used for other areas of the radio hobby.

Photos can be seen here: https://tassieradiorxer.blogspot.com/2019/06/ultimate-portable-radio-kit-june-2019.html

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Re: Digitech AR1780

Gary DeBock
 

<<<   I just received a batch of litz wire and a batch of ferite rods from your group's recommended seller for these items on eBay.  gary's receptions in HI are wonderful/like his DX at the Clffs in Oregon!   >>>

Thanks Steve,

Your comments are appreciated-- and I think that we have only scratched the surface in Hawaii!

<<<    As a former Point Reyes NP DXer (former Marin County resident and native until 1996 escape to less expensive locale here) rolling out Beverges in the early 80s at Point Reyes (North Beach and Mount Vision) and then in Hawaii (alone in my car with long 1100 ft. Bevs on the Big Island or DXing at good friend Dr. Richard E. Wood's home QTH too), it was really cool to DX the now gone Oceania Island stations (1188 Wallis for example! - etc. etc.).   >>>

Yes, I have also been inspired by Richard's Hawaii loggings since I was a teenager in 1969. He would routinely report reception of graveyard stations from all over the USA. Shortly before he passed away he sent me a long, handwritten letter expressing serious interest in our new (at the time) Ultralight radio group.

<<<   Gary's more recent DXpeds. in 2015 onwards PROOVE the FSL's superior DX capabilities to the maximum!  Therefore, I will construct a similar style loop and maybe can get to the coast out of this deep Mojave Desert locale for some top-notch DX like you FSL using dudes do at the OR coast and abroad or in Hawaii!  Kudos! And most importantly, big THANKS for your input for all of the MW DXing community globally!   >>>

Actually, Steve, we are having the thrill of our lives developing these hot little new antennas, and using them for exotic DX around the world. Nobody needs to thank us for having such a blast! Even in a "worst case scenario" place like Hong Kong (with which you are very familiar), if an FSL can't be conveniently deployed, a 7.5" loopstick will provide some "supercharged" DXing excitement (Africa, Eastern Europe and the Middle East). I'm just hoping that the Commies in Beijing don't ruin the place before a return trip next April.

73, Gary

     


Re: New Design (2019) FSL Antennas

Michael.2E0IHW
 

Interesting development!

Has anyone tried an FSL for the 160m amateur radio band?

Where noise is a problem on 160m, a remotely tuned FSL might make
a big difference for reception, obviously switching to another aerial
for transmission.


On 08/06/2019 02:55, Tony Magon wrote:
I thought this article may be of interest

http://www.radiodx.com/remotely-tuned-5-inch-fsl-antenna/
73
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Re: New Design (2019) FSL Antennas

Tony Magon
 

Hi Claudio

Have contacted the author to confirm the values and will respond when I get a reply from him

73

Tony VK2IC


On Sat, Jun 8, 2019 at 4:27 PM i2NDT i2NDT via Groups.Io <i2ndt=yahoo.it@groups.io> wrote:
hi Tony!
can you post a bigger schematic? I cannot read the components values.

thanks

73
de
i2NDT Claudio


Re: New Design (2019) FSL Antennas

i2NDT Claudio
 

hi Tony!
can you post a bigger schematic? I cannot read the components values.

thanks

73
de
i2NDT Claudio


Re: New Design (2019) FSL Antennas

Gary DeBock
 

<<<    thought this article may be of interest
 
 
73
Tony VK2IC   >>>

Thanks Tony,

That article is interesting indeed-- Kiwi ingenuity at its finest!

For those of you who have ever desired a remotely tuned FSL system and/ or a 50 ohm output to use an FSL with a communications receiver, Bill's design is awesome-- and highly recommended!

73, Gary
 


Re: Digitech AR1780

Stephen P. McGreevy
 

I just received a batch of litz wire and a batch of ferite rods from your group's recommended seller for these items on eBay.  gary's receptions in HI are wonderful/like his DX at the Clffs in Oregon!

As a former Point Reyes NP DXer (former Marin County resident and native until 1996 escape to less expensive locale here) rolling out Beverges in the early 80s at Point Reyes (North Beach and Mount Vision) and then in Hawaii (alone in my car with long 1100 ft. Bevs on the Big Island or DXing at good friend Dr. Richard E. Wood's home QTH too), it was really cool to DX the now gone Oceania Island stations (1188 Wallis for example! - etc. etc.). 

Gary's more recent DXpeds. in 2015 onwards PROOVE the FSL's superior DX capabilities to the maximum!  Therefore, I will construct a similar style loop and maybe can get to the coast out of this deep Mojave Desert locale for some top-notch DX like you FSL using dudes do at the OR coast and abroad or in Hawaii!  Kudos! And most importantly, big THANKS for your input for all of the MW DXing community globally!

Steve McGreevy, N6NKS (via e-mail link).


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