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Re: New Design 3 Inch Baby FSL Antenna Demo Video

C B
 

Hi Gary,

Thanks for the great video and for the redesigned "Baby FSL". I can attest to it's usefulness having had the pleasure to have and use an earlier iteration at Kalaloch(my first TSA Friendly FSL)!. Thanks for your ongoing work on significantly enhancing the DX results of Ultralights:-) I will now resume chomping at the bit for a week at Rockworks! BTW, I look forward to your lecture on FSLs at the IRCA Convention, as I will be in attendance.

73,

Craig Barnes
Wheat Ridge, CO




On Thursday, June 20, 2019, 12:54:58 AM MDT, Gary DeBock via Groups.Io <D1028Gary@...> wrote:


The new 3 inch (76mm) Baby FSL antenna is the smallest, most compact and lightweight "airport friendly" FSL ever constructed here, but it packs a pretty mean inductive coupling punch due to a newly upgraded "384P" variable capacitor (as well as the most sensitive 1162/46 Litz wire coil).

This afternoon in summer-like daytime DXing conditions a YouTube demonstration video receiving 1070-CFAX in Victoria, BC (10 kW at 99 miles) was recorded, where an S2-S3 fringe signal on a CC Skywave SSB model was boosted up to a S9++ overload level by the Baby FSL, bringing in news of a sudden power failure by BC Hydro on the west shore of Victoria (possibly not related to the FSL's huge signal power boost)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZtYli09mTg

This new-design Baby FSL antenna will feature prominently in an "innovative ferrite antenna" lecture at the IRCA Convention in September, which will also feature "Supercharged" Ultralights and monster, "airport unfriendly" FSL's. See you there! 

73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)


New Design 3 Inch Baby FSL Antenna Demo Video

Gary DeBock
 

The new 3 inch (76mm) Baby FSL antenna is the smallest, most compact and lightweight "airport friendly" FSL ever constructed here, but it packs a pretty mean inductive coupling punch due to a newly upgraded "384P" variable capacitor (as well as the most sensitive 1162/46 Litz wire coil).

This afternoon in summer-like daytime DXing conditions a YouTube demonstration video receiving 1070-CFAX in Victoria, BC (10 kW at 99 miles) was recorded, where an S2-S3 fringe signal on a CC Skywave SSB model was boosted up to a S9++ overload level by the Baby FSL, bringing in news of a sudden power failure by BC Hydro on the west shore of Victoria (possibly not related to the FSL's huge signal power boost)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZtYli09mTg

This new-design Baby FSL antenna will feature prominently in an "innovative ferrite antenna" lecture at the IRCA Convention in September, which will also feature "Supercharged" Ultralights and monster, "airport unfriendly" FSL's. See you there! 

73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)


Radio Bargains

Paul Blundell
 

Today I picked up all of these for $10. I am finding a few bargains of late. 



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Re: New Design (2019) FSL Antennas

Chuck Conner
 

Thank you very much, Tony!  I will definitely try it out.

73's
Chuck


On Tue, Jun 18, 2019 at 2:37 AM Tony Magon <temagon@...> wrote:
The resistor in the first diagram is 1m5

73

Tony VK2IC

On Tue, Jun 18, 2019 at 5:33 PM Tony Magon <temagon@...> wrote:
All caps are 100nf - the two varicaps are Isv149 - The fixed resistor is 47k and the 10 turn pot is 10k

73

Tony VK2IC

On Tue, Jun 18, 2019 at 1:17 PM Chuck Conner <cconnerinfield@...> wrote:
Tony,

We're still hoping for a readable schematic or failing that, a list of component values. 

73's
Chuck Conner

On Sat, Jun 8, 2019 at 3:18 AM Tony Magon <temagon@...> wrote:
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

Tony Magon
 

The resistor in the first diagram is 1m5

73

Tony VK2IC


On Tue, Jun 18, 2019 at 5:33 PM Tony Magon <temagon@...> wrote:
All caps are 100nf - the two varicaps are Isv149 - The fixed resistor is 47k and the 10 turn pot is 10k

73

Tony VK2IC

On Tue, Jun 18, 2019 at 1:17 PM Chuck Conner <cconnerinfield@...> wrote:
Tony,

We're still hoping for a readable schematic or failing that, a list of component values. 

73's
Chuck Conner

On Sat, Jun 8, 2019 at 3:18 AM Tony Magon <temagon@...> wrote:
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

Tony Magon
 

All caps are 100nf - the two varicaps are Isv149 - The fixed resistor is 47k and the 10 turn pot is 10k

73

Tony VK2IC

On Tue, Jun 18, 2019 at 1:17 PM Chuck Conner <cconnerinfield@...> wrote:
Tony,

We're still hoping for a readable schematic or failing that, a list of component values. 

73's
Chuck Conner

On Sat, Jun 8, 2019 at 3:18 AM Tony Magon <temagon@...> wrote:
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

Chuck Conner
 

Tony,

We're still hoping for a readable schematic or failing that, a list of component values. 

73's
Chuck Conner


On Sat, Jun 8, 2019 at 3:18 AM Tony Magon <temagon@...> wrote:
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


ParkRXing Awards Program

Paul Blundell
 

This was something I started a few years ago but didn't really get off the group, I am now keen to see it take off.

https://tassieradiorxer.blogspot.com/2019/06/parkrxing-awards-program.html
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1350 kHz - unid

Eduard
 



One of my colleague caught unid station on 1350 kHz, 22:20 UTC, mixed with Egypt. Talk from the beginning and then exotic singing at 01:45 on the video. Not Radio Botswana 1 - checked with stream. Kashmir at unlisted time? Thailand?
 


73, Eduard.



Loggings - 12/6/2019

Paul Blundell
 


Re: FM RDS

Paul Blundell
 

Thanks for that Andy.

Once I get another AR-1733, I will be doing some side by side testing.

Paul

On Tue, Jun 11, 2019 at 2:24 PM Andy ZL3AG via Groups.Io <zl3ag=radioengineering.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hi Paul,

Most NZ FM stations use RDS, so you'll be set for them next FM DX season.

I did a bandscan while on the Gold Coast earlier in the year, and looking at my notes, less than 50% of strong signals had RDS data.

I'm not sure what chipset the AR-1780 uses, but the following are my commented posted elsewhere on the AR-1733:

####
When I had a bunch of portables sitting on the car roof during an SpE opening the other day, I had an AR-1733 (si4736 chip) with me and it was easily outperformed by the Tecsun PL380 (si4734) and the KMart DAB12711.

Which got me thinking - WHY it wasn't as good as the PL380 (as they use a very similar radio chip)?

I pulled the AR-1733 apart and the reason it stinks on FM is that they've added Air Band reception as a completely separate radio system causing the RF path from telescopic whip to the FM input of the SiliconLabs chip to be convoluted. The si4736 is designed to be directly connected to an aerial - says so in the design brief. Adding air band has downgraded the FM Broadcast specs. Interestingly there is also a "weather band" chip there as well that isn't used - probably enabled by software in a USA "C Crane Skywave" version.

I wonder if the AR1780 has a similar design? If so, the FM performance may not be as good as you would expect.
####

Andy
ZL3AG

On 11/06/19 3:59 PM, Paul Blundell wrote:
> Thanks for the information Peter. Here in Tasmania it seems to be a mixed bunch, I was hoping to use it to help ID some stations I can hear.
>






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Re: FM RDS

Andy ZL3AG
 

Hi Paul,

Most NZ FM stations use RDS, so you'll be set for them next FM DX season.

I did a bandscan while on the Gold Coast earlier in the year, and looking at my notes, less than 50% of strong signals had RDS data.

I'm not sure what chipset the AR-1780 uses, but the following are my commented posted elsewhere on the AR-1733:

####
When I had a bunch of portables sitting on the car roof during an SpE opening the other day, I had an AR-1733 (si4736 chip) with me and it was easily outperformed by the Tecsun PL380 (si4734) and the KMart DAB12711.

Which got me thinking - WHY it wasn't as good as the PL380 (as they use a very similar radio chip)?

I pulled the AR-1733 apart and the reason it stinks on FM is that they've added Air Band reception as a completely separate radio system causing the RF path from telescopic whip to the FM input of the SiliconLabs chip to be convoluted. The si4736 is designed to be directly connected to an aerial - says so in the design brief. Adding air band has downgraded the FM Broadcast specs. Interestingly there is also a "weather band" chip there as well that isn't used - probably enabled by software in a USA "C Crane Skywave" version.

I wonder if the AR1780 has a similar design? If so, the FM performance may not be as good as you would expect.
####

Andy
ZL3AG

On 11/06/19 3:59 PM, Paul Blundell wrote:
Thanks for the information Peter. Here in Tasmania it seems to be a mixed bunch, I was hoping to use it to help ID some stations I can hear.


Re: FM RDS

Paul Blundell
 

Thanks for the information Peter. Here in Tasmania it seems to be a mixed bunch, I was hoping to use it to help ID some stations I can hear.


On Tue, Jun 11, 2019 at 12:50 PM Peter Laws <plaws0@...> wrote:
On Mon, Jun 10, 2019 at 8:05 PM Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:
>
> With my new Digitech AR-1780 having RDS, do most stations broadcast this or not? I am seeing it on a few commercial frequencies but nothing on the ABC or other smaller broadcasters.
>

Outside the USA, dunno.  Inside the USA ... mostly.  Is it configured
correctly?  Not so much in the market I'm in.  PTY is often wrong.
Clock time is often wrong or missing.  Station automation software may
or may not be sending the correct data to the encoder.  It's sad,
really.

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Re: FM RDS

keith beesley
 


I have several portables with FM RDS, and the factory radio in my 2003 Chevrolet Impala (which I believe was made by Sangean; it programs and behaves just like a Sangean portable) also has it. About half the FM stations in my area use it to display a running playlist of song title and artist name, the others offer little more than station callsign, frequency, and maybe a slogan (e.g. "more hit music!"). 

Keith B.
Seattle WA USA


On Monday, June 10, 2019, 7:50:59 PM PDT, Peter Laws <plaws0@...> wrote:


On Mon, Jun 10, 2019 at 8:05 PM Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:
>
> With my new Digitech AR-1780 having RDS, do most stations broadcast this or not? I am seeing it on a few commercial frequencies but nothing on the ABC or other smaller broadcasters.
>

Outside the USA, dunno.  Inside the USA ... mostly.  Is it configured
correctly?  Not so much in the market I'm in.  PTY is often wrong.
Clock time is often wrong or missing.  Station automation software may
or may not be sending the correct data to the encoder.  It's sad,
really.

--
Peter Laws | N5UWY | plaws plaws net | Travel by Train!




Re: FM RDS

Peter Laws
 

On Mon, Jun 10, 2019 at 8:05 PM Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:

With my new Digitech AR-1780 having RDS, do most stations broadcast this or not? I am seeing it on a few commercial frequencies but nothing on the ABC or other smaller broadcasters.
Outside the USA, dunno. Inside the USA ... mostly. Is it configured
correctly? Not so much in the market I'm in. PTY is often wrong.
Clock time is often wrong or missing. Station automation software may
or may not be sending the correct data to the encoder. It's sad,
really.

--
Peter Laws | N5UWY | plaws plaws net | Travel by Train!


FM RDS

Paul Blundell
 

With my new Digitech AR-1780 having RDS, do most stations broadcast this or not? I am seeing it on a few commercial frequencies but nothing on the ABC or other smaller broadcasters.



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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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