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Re: Wiki of Links

Paul Blundell
 

If anybody has any good links for this, please send them to me. I would love to update this and have a good list moving forward.
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Re: [nrc-am] Re: [irca] Seattle Convention Schedule

Tony Magon
 

Thanks for that Nick - and will be interested in seeing the 2019 presentation on the site

73

Tony VK2IC

On Mon, Aug 26, 2019 at 2:58 PM Nick Hall-Patch <nhp@...> wrote:
The presentations from conventions go back to 2014:

http://durenberger.com/DXPAGE.htm

Thanks to Mark Durenberger.  

There's generally a notice about uploads after the conventions, then presumably everyone forgets about it, hi.

best wishes,

Nick


At 03:58 2019-08-26, MarkWA1ION via Groups.Io wrote:
PDF's of the presentation documents should go online for the benefit of hobbyists around the world.

Mark

-----Original Message-----
From: Les Rayburn <les@...>
To: markwa1ion@... <markwa1ion@...>
Cc: IRCA <IRCA@groups.io>; UltralightDX <UltralightDX@groups.io>; nrc-am <nrc-am@...>; mw-dx <mw-dx@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Aug 25, 2019 11:41 pm
Subject: Re: [nrc-am] Re: [irca] Seattle Convention Schedule

Can’t make it to the convention this year—but would llove to see this presentation. Any chance of sharing the materials afterwards? Even better-could someone videotape the presentation and provide a link? 

This technology is really adding a lot to the hobby. Thanks to all who are spearheading the effort.


73,

Les Rayburn, N1LF
121 Mayfair Park
Maylene, AL 35114
EM63nf

Member WTFDA, IRCA, NRC. Former CPC Chairman for NRC & IRCA.

Elad FDM-S2 SDR, AirSpy SDR2, SDRPlay RSP-2 Pro, Sony XDR-F1HD [XDR Guy Modified], Dennon TU-1500RD, Sangean HDT-1X, Ray Dees RDS Decoders, Korner 9.2 Antenna, FM-6 Antenna, Kitz Technologies KT-501 Pre-amps, Quantum Phaser, Wellbrook ALA1530 Loop, Wellbrook Flag, Clifton Labs Active Whip.

“Nothing but blues and Elvis, and somebody else’s favorite song…ââ€�

On Aug 25, 2019, at 10:16 PM, 'Mark Connelly' via NRC-AM <nrc-am@... > wrote:

If the collaborators on the Phasing talk could send me a draft of their presentation (PowerPoint or Word presumably), I would be happy to supply comments that could form an addendum.

I would touch on the different requirements, e.g. broadband - driven by SDR spectrum capture, of today's phaser applications versus the one-frequency-at-a-time version that got going when Gordon Nelson first brought Beverage phasing to the MW DX hobby in the late '60s.

Mark Connelly, WA1ION
South Yarmouth, MA

-----Original Message-----
From: Phil Bytheway via Groups.Io < phil_tekno@...>
To: IRCA@groups.io <IRCA@groups.io>; UltralightDX@groups.io <UltralightDX@groups.io >; nrc-am@... <nrc-am@... >; mw-dx@groups.io <mw-dx@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Aug 25, 2019 10:33 pm
Subject: [irca] Seattle Convention Schedule

Here it is!! Feel free to post this to any other eGroup that might be interested.
Thursday, September 5 2019
Guests arrive by air, train, bus, and cars (hotel provides shuttle van)

Courtyard by Marriott Seattle Southcenter, 400 Andover Park W, Tukwila WA  98188
  800-321-2211 or 206-575-2500.

 4:00P   Registration in Lobby. HOSTS: Mike Sanburn, Bruce Portzer.
 6:00P   Dinner on your own at near-by restaurants (possible group meal at Outback)
 5-9PM  Museum of Flight FREE night, only 10 minutes from the convention

Friday, September 6 2019
 9:00A   Meeting room opens
10:00+  Depart for KIRO tour (tour is at 11 AM)
 1:00P   KNHC tour (student run FM station)
 5:00P   Dinner Break
 6:30P   Transmitter sites - Ben Dawson
             Over the Pole DXing, What a Difference a Year Makes - Nick Hall-Patch
             DXing from Japan - Satoshi Miyauchi/Hiroo Nakagawa
             Rockworks' Greatest hits - Tom Rothlisberger
             Life as a DXer/group - Pat Martin group DXcussion
10:00P   Good night (meeting room closes)

Saturday, September 7 2019
 9:00A    Innovative Ferrite Antennas - Gary DeBock
              Antenna phasing, an Introduction, by moderator, Bill Whitacre and Nick Hall-Patch
              Fixed Phasers For Pairs of Antennas - Dave Aichelman
              Phasing Backyard Antennas - Nick Hall-Patch
11:30A   Lunch Break
 1:00P   Social time, plus outside (weather permitting) informal demonstration of
                antenna arrays and techniques - Gary DeBock/Guy Atkins/Nick Hall-Patch
 4:00P   IRCA Business Meeting - Bruce Portzer
 4:45P   Group picture - gather in lobby
 5:00P   Gathering for banquet at Claim Jumper (on your own funds)
 5:30P   Leave for banquet
 6:00P   Banquet at Claim Jumper
 8:00P   Auction in the meeting room – auctioneers TBD
10:00P   Good night (meeting room closes) - see you next year!

Sunday, September 8 2019
No events planned, random gatherings with folks waiting to leave
I will have some free passes to the Museum of Flight should anyone
 want to go there.

There  will also be a DXpedition to Grayland WA after the convention,
starting Sunday night. See Bruce Portzer for details.





Phil Bytheway
IRCA's "DX Monitor" Editor-in-Chief
Seattle WA
Drake R-7 / KIWA Loop

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Re: [nrc-am] Re: [irca] Seattle Convention Schedule

Nick Hall-Patch
 

The presentations from conventions go back to 2014:

http://durenberger.com/DXPAGE.htm

Thanks to Mark Durenberger.  

There's generally a notice about uploads after the conventions, then presumably everyone forgets about it, hi.

best wishes,

Nick


At 03:58 2019-08-26, MarkWA1ION via Groups.Io wrote:
PDF's of the presentation documents should go online for the benefit of hobbyists around the world.

Mark

-----Original Message-----
From: Les Rayburn <les@...>
To: markwa1ion@... <markwa1ion@...>
Cc: IRCA <IRCA@groups.io>; UltralightDX <UltralightDX@groups.io>; nrc-am <nrc-am@...>; mw-dx <mw-dx@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Aug 25, 2019 11:41 pm
Subject: Re: [nrc-am] Re: [irca] Seattle Convention Schedule

Can’t make it to the convention this year—but would llove to see this presentation. Any chance of sharing the materials afterwards? Even better-could someone videotape the presentation and provide a link? 

This technology is really adding a lot to the hobby. Thanks to all who are spearheading the effort.


73,

Les Rayburn, N1LF
121 Mayfair Park
Maylene, AL 35114
EM63nf

Member WTFDA, IRCA, NRC. Former CPC Chairman for NRC & IRCA.

Elad FDM-S2 SDR, AirSpy SDR2, SDRPlay RSP-2 Pro, Sony XDR-F1HD [XDR Guy Modified], Dennon TU-1500RD, Sangean HDT-1X, Ray Dees RDS Decoders, Korner 9.2 Antenna, FM-6 Antenna, Kitz Technologies KT-501 Pre-amps, Quantum Phaser, Wellbrook ALA1530 Loop, Wellbrook Flag, Clifton Labs Active Whip.

“Nothing but blues and Elvis, and somebody else’s favorite song…ââ€�

On Aug 25, 2019, at 10:16 PM, 'Mark Connelly' via NRC-AM <nrc-am@... > wrote:

If the collaborators on the Phasing talk could send me a draft of their presentation (PowerPoint or Word presumably), I would be happy to supply comments that could form an addendum.

I would touch on the different requirements, e.g. broadband - driven by SDR spectrum capture, of today's phaser applications versus the one-frequency-at-a-time version that got going when Gordon Nelson first brought Beverage phasing to the MW DX hobby in the late '60s.

Mark Connelly, WA1ION
South Yarmouth, MA

-----Original Message-----
From: Phil Bytheway via Groups.Io < phil_tekno@...>
To: IRCA@groups.io <IRCA@groups.io>; UltralightDX@groups.io <UltralightDX@groups.io >; nrc-am@... <nrc-am@... >; mw-dx@groups.io <mw-dx@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Aug 25, 2019 10:33 pm
Subject: [irca] Seattle Convention Schedule

Here it is!! Feel free to post this to any other eGroup that might be interested.
Thursday, September 5 2019
Guests arrive by air, train, bus, and cars (hotel provides shuttle van)

Courtyard by Marriott Seattle Southcenter, 400 Andover Park W, Tukwila WA  98188
  800-321-2211 or 206-575-2500.

 4:00P   Registration in Lobby. HOSTS: Mike Sanburn, Bruce Portzer.
 6:00P   Dinner on your own at near-by restaurants (possible group meal at Outback)
 5-9PM  Museum of Flight FREE night, only 10 minutes from the convention

Friday, September 6 2019
 9:00A   Meeting room opens
10:00+  Depart for KIRO tour (tour is at 11 AM)
 1:00P   KNHC tour (student run FM station)
 5:00P   Dinner Break
 6:30P   Transmitter sites - Ben Dawson
             Over the Pole DXing, What a Difference a Year Makes - Nick Hall-Patch
             DXing from Japan - Satoshi Miyauchi/Hiroo Nakagawa
             Rockworks' Greatest hits - Tom Rothlisberger
             Life as a DXer/group - Pat Martin group DXcussion
10:00P   Good night (meeting room closes)

Saturday, September 7 2019
 9:00A    Innovative Ferrite Antennas - Gary DeBock
              Antenna phasing, an Introduction, by moderator, Bill Whitacre and Nick Hall-Patch
              Fixed Phasers For Pairs of Antennas - Dave Aichelman
              Phasing Backyard Antennas - Nick Hall-Patch
11:30A   Lunch Break
 1:00P   Social time, plus outside (weather permitting) informal demonstration of
                antenna arrays and techniques - Gary DeBock/Guy Atkins/Nick Hall-Patch
 4:00P   IRCA Business Meeting - Bruce Portzer
 4:45P   Group picture - gather in lobby
 5:00P   Gathering for banquet at Claim Jumper (on your own funds)
 5:30P   Leave for banquet
 6:00P   Banquet at Claim Jumper
 8:00P   Auction in the meeting room – auctioneers TBD
10:00P   Good night (meeting room closes) - see you next year!

Sunday, September 8 2019
No events planned, random gatherings with folks waiting to leave
I will have some free passes to the Museum of Flight should anyone
 want to go there.

There  will also be a DXpedition to Grayland WA after the convention,
starting Sunday night. See Bruce Portzer for details.





Phil Bytheway
IRCA's "DX Monitor" Editor-in-Chief
Seattle WA
Drake R-7 / KIWA Loop

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Re: [nrc-am] Re: [irca] Seattle Convention Schedule

Paul Blundell
 

I am happy to share this on my blog and assist with this 

Paul

On Mon, 26 Aug 2019, 1:58 p.m. MarkWA1ION via Groups.Io, <MarkWA1ION=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
PDF's of the presentation documents should go online for the benefit of hobbyists around the world.

Mark

-----Original Message-----
From: Les Rayburn <les@...>
To: markwa1ion@... <markwa1ion@...>
Cc: IRCA <IRCA@groups.io>; UltralightDX <UltralightDX@groups.io>; nrc-am <nrc-am@...>; mw-dx <mw-dx@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Aug 25, 2019 11:41 pm
Subject: Re: [nrc-am] Re: [irca] Seattle Convention Schedule

Can’t make it to the convention this year—but would love to see this presentation. Any chance of sharing the materials afterwards? Even better-could someone videotape the presentation and provide a link? 

This technology is really adding a lot to the hobby. Thanks to all who are spearheading the effort. 


73,

Les Rayburn, N1LF
121 Mayfair Park
Maylene, AL 35114
EM63nf

Member WTFDA, IRCA, NRC. Former CPC Chairman for NRC & IRCA. 

Elad FDM-S2 SDR, AirSpy SDR2, SDRPlay RSP-2 Pro, Sony XDR-F1HD [XDR Guy Modified], Dennon TU-1500RD, Sangean HDT-1X, Ray Dees RDS Decoders, Korner 9.2 Antenna, FM-6 Antenna, Kitz Technologies KT-501 Pre-amps, Quantum Phaser, Wellbrook ALA1530 Loop, Wellbrook Flag, Clifton Labs Active Whip. 

“Nothing but blues and Elvis, and somebody else’s favorite song…” 

On Aug 25, 2019, at 10:16 PM, 'Mark Connelly' via NRC-AM <nrc-am@...> wrote:

If the collaborators on the Phasing talk could send me a draft of their presentation (PowerPoint or Word presumably), I would be happy to supply comments that could form an addendum.

I would touch on the different requirements, e.g. broadband - driven by SDR spectrum capture, of today's phaser applications versus the one-frequency-at-a-time version that got going when Gordon Nelson first brought Beverage phasing to the MW DX hobby in the late '60s.

Mark Connelly, WA1ION
South Yarmouth, MA

-----Original Message-----
From: Phil Bytheway via Groups.Io <phil_tekno@...>
To: IRCA@groups.io <IRCA@groups.io>; UltralightDX@groups.io <UltralightDX@groups.io>; nrc-am@... <nrc-am@...>; mw-dx@groups.io <mw-dx@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Aug 25, 2019 10:33 pm
Subject: [irca] Seattle Convention Schedule

Here it is!! Feel free to post this to any other eGroup that might be interested.
Thursday, September 5 2019
Guests arrive by air, train, bus, and cars (hotel provides shuttle van)

Courtyard by Marriott Seattle Southcenter, 400 Andover Park W, Tukwila WA  98188
  800-321-2211 or 206-575-2500. 

 4:00P   Registration in Lobby. HOSTS: Mike Sanburn, Bruce Portzer. 
 6:00P   Dinner on your own at near-by restaurants (possible group meal at Outback)
 5-9PM  Museum of Flight FREE night, only 10 minutes from the convention

Friday, September 6 2019
 9:00A   Meeting room opens
10:00+  Depart for KIRO tour (tour is at 11 AM)
 1:00P   KNHC tour (student run FM station)
 5:00P   Dinner Break
 6:30P   Transmitter sites - Ben Dawson
             Over the Pole DXing, What a Difference a Year Makes - Nick Hall-Patch
             DXing from Japan - Satoshi Miyauchi/Hiroo Nakagawa
             Rockworks' Greatest hits - Tom Rothlisberger
             Life as a DXer/group - Pat Martin group DXcussion
10:00P   Good night (meeting room closes)

Saturday, September 7 2019
 9:00A    Innovative Ferrite Antennas - Gary DeBock
              Antenna phasing, an Introduction, by moderator, Bill Whitacre and Nick Hall-Patch
              Fixed Phasers For Pairs of Antennas - Dave Aichelman
              Phasing Backyard Antennas - Nick Hall-Patch
11:30A   Lunch Break
 1:00P   Social time, plus outside (weather permitting) informal demonstration of 
                antenna arrays and techniques - Gary DeBock/Guy Atkins/Nick Hall-Patch
 4:00P   IRCA Business Meeting - Bruce Portzer
 4:45P   Group picture - gather in lobby
 5:00P   Gathering for banquet at Claim Jumper (on your own funds)
 5:30P   Leave for banquet
 6:00P   Banquet at Claim Jumper
 8:00P   Auction in the meeting room – auctioneers TBD
10:00P   Good night (meeting room closes) - see you next year!

Sunday, September 8 2019
No events planned, random gatherings with folks waiting to leave
I will have some free passes to the Museum of Flight should anyone
 want to go there.

There  will also be a DXpedition to Grayland WA after the convention, 
starting Sunday night. See Bruce Portzer for details.





Phil Bytheway
IRCA's "DX Monitor" Editor-in-Chief
Seattle WA 
Drake R-7 / KIWA Loop

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Re: [nrc-am] Re: [irca] Seattle Convention Schedule

MarkWA1ION
 

PDF's of the presentation documents should go online for the benefit of hobbyists around the world.

Mark

-----Original Message-----
From: Les Rayburn <les@...>
To: markwa1ion@... <markwa1ion@...>
Cc: IRCA <IRCA@groups.io>; UltralightDX <UltralightDX@groups.io>; nrc-am <nrc-am@...>; mw-dx <mw-dx@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Aug 25, 2019 11:41 pm
Subject: Re: [nrc-am] Re: [irca] Seattle Convention Schedule

Can’t make it to the convention this year—but would love to see this presentation. Any chance of sharing the materials afterwards? Even better-could someone videotape the presentation and provide a link? 

This technology is really adding a lot to the hobby. Thanks to all who are spearheading the effort. 


73,

Les Rayburn, N1LF
121 Mayfair Park
Maylene, AL 35114
EM63nf

Member WTFDA, IRCA, NRC. Former CPC Chairman for NRC & IRCA. 

Elad FDM-S2 SDR, AirSpy SDR2, SDRPlay RSP-2 Pro, Sony XDR-F1HD [XDR Guy Modified], Dennon TU-1500RD, Sangean HDT-1X, Ray Dees RDS Decoders, Korner 9.2 Antenna, FM-6 Antenna, Kitz Technologies KT-501 Pre-amps, Quantum Phaser, Wellbrook ALA1530 Loop, Wellbrook Flag, Clifton Labs Active Whip. 

“Nothing but blues and Elvis, and somebody else’s favorite song…” 

On Aug 25, 2019, at 10:16 PM, 'Mark Connelly' via NRC-AM <nrc-am@...> wrote:

If the collaborators on the Phasing talk could send me a draft of their presentation (PowerPoint or Word presumably), I would be happy to supply comments that could form an addendum.

I would touch on the different requirements, e.g. broadband - driven by SDR spectrum capture, of today's phaser applications versus the one-frequency-at-a-time version that got going when Gordon Nelson first brought Beverage phasing to the MW DX hobby in the late '60s.

Mark Connelly, WA1ION
South Yarmouth, MA

-----Original Message-----
From: Phil Bytheway via Groups.Io <phil_tekno@...>
To: IRCA@groups.io <IRCA@groups.io>; UltralightDX@groups.io <UltralightDX@groups.io>; nrc-am@... <nrc-am@...>; mw-dx@groups.io <mw-dx@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Aug 25, 2019 10:33 pm
Subject: [irca] Seattle Convention Schedule

Here it is!! Feel free to post this to any other eGroup that might be interested.
Thursday, September 5 2019
Guests arrive by air, train, bus, and cars (hotel provides shuttle van)

Courtyard by Marriott Seattle Southcenter, 400 Andover Park W, Tukwila WA  98188
  800-321-2211 or 206-575-2500. 

 4:00P   Registration in Lobby. HOSTS: Mike Sanburn, Bruce Portzer. 
 6:00P   Dinner on your own at near-by restaurants (possible group meal at Outback)
 5-9PM  Museum of Flight FREE night, only 10 minutes from the convention

Friday, September 6 2019
 9:00A   Meeting room opens
10:00+  Depart for KIRO tour (tour is at 11 AM)
 1:00P   KNHC tour (student run FM station)
 5:00P   Dinner Break
 6:30P   Transmitter sites - Ben Dawson
             Over the Pole DXing, What a Difference a Year Makes - Nick Hall-Patch
             DXing from Japan - Satoshi Miyauchi/Hiroo Nakagawa
             Rockworks' Greatest hits - Tom Rothlisberger
             Life as a DXer/group - Pat Martin group DXcussion
10:00P   Good night (meeting room closes)

Saturday, September 7 2019
 9:00A    Innovative Ferrite Antennas - Gary DeBock
              Antenna phasing, an Introduction, by moderator, Bill Whitacre and Nick Hall-Patch
              Fixed Phasers For Pairs of Antennas - Dave Aichelman
              Phasing Backyard Antennas - Nick Hall-Patch
11:30A   Lunch Break
 1:00P   Social time, plus outside (weather permitting) informal demonstration of 
                antenna arrays and techniques - Gary DeBock/Guy Atkins/Nick Hall-Patch
 4:00P   IRCA Business Meeting - Bruce Portzer
 4:45P   Group picture - gather in lobby
 5:00P   Gathering for banquet at Claim Jumper (on your own funds)
 5:30P   Leave for banquet
 6:00P   Banquet at Claim Jumper
 8:00P   Auction in the meeting room – auctioneers TBD
10:00P   Good night (meeting room closes) - see you next year!

Sunday, September 8 2019
No events planned, random gatherings with folks waiting to leave
I will have some free passes to the Museum of Flight should anyone
 want to go there.

There  will also be a DXpedition to Grayland WA after the convention, 
starting Sunday night. See Bruce Portzer for details.





Phil Bytheway
IRCA's "DX Monitor" Editor-in-Chief
Seattle WA 
Drake R-7 / KIWA Loop

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Re: [nrc-am] Re: [irca] Seattle Convention Schedule

Les Rayburn
 

Can’t make it to the convention this year—but would love to see this presentation. Any chance of sharing the materials afterwards? Even better-could someone videotape the presentation and provide a link? 

This technology is really adding a lot to the hobby. Thanks to all who are spearheading the effort. 


73,

Les Rayburn, N1LF
121 Mayfair Park
Maylene, AL 35114
EM63nf

Member WTFDA, IRCA, NRC. Former CPC Chairman for NRC & IRCA. 

Elad FDM-S2 SDR, AirSpy SDR2, SDRPlay RSP-2 Pro, Sony XDR-F1HD [XDR Guy Modified], Dennon TU-1500RD, Sangean HDT-1X, Ray Dees RDS Decoders, Korner 9.2 Antenna, FM-6 Antenna, Kitz Technologies KT-501 Pre-amps, Quantum Phaser, Wellbrook ALA1530 Loop, Wellbrook Flag, Clifton Labs Active Whip. 

“Nothing but blues and Elvis, and somebody else’s favorite song…” 

On Aug 25, 2019, at 10:16 PM, 'Mark Connelly' via NRC-AM <nrc-am@...> wrote:

If the collaborators on the Phasing talk could send me a draft of their presentation (PowerPoint or Word presumably), I would be happy to supply comments that could form an addendum.

I would touch on the different requirements, e.g. broadband - driven by SDR spectrum capture, of today's phaser applications versus the one-frequency-at-a-time version that got going when Gordon Nelson first brought Beverage phasing to the MW DX hobby in the late '60s.

Mark Connelly, WA1ION
South Yarmouth, MA

-----Original Message-----
From: Phil Bytheway via Groups.Io <phil_tekno@...>
To: IRCA@groups.io <IRCA@groups.io>; UltralightDX@groups.io <UltralightDX@groups.io>; nrc-am@... <nrc-am@...>; mw-dx@groups.io <mw-dx@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Aug 25, 2019 10:33 pm
Subject: [irca] Seattle Convention Schedule

Here it is!! Feel free to post this to any other eGroup that might be interested.
Thursday, September 5 2019
Guests arrive by air, train, bus, and cars (hotel provides shuttle van)

Courtyard by Marriott Seattle Southcenter, 400 Andover Park W, Tukwila WA  98188
  800-321-2211 or 206-575-2500. 

 4:00P   Registration in Lobby. HOSTS: Mike Sanburn, Bruce Portzer. 
 6:00P   Dinner on your own at near-by restaurants (possible group meal at Outback)
 5-9PM  Museum of Flight FREE night, only 10 minutes from the convention

Friday, September 6 2019
 9:00A   Meeting room opens
10:00+  Depart for KIRO tour (tour is at 11 AM)
 1:00P   KNHC tour (student run FM station)
 5:00P   Dinner Break
 6:30P   Transmitter sites - Ben Dawson
             Over the Pole DXing, What a Difference a Year Makes - Nick Hall-Patch
             DXing from Japan - Satoshi Miyauchi/Hiroo Nakagawa
             Rockworks' Greatest hits - Tom Rothlisberger
             Life as a DXer/group - Pat Martin group DXcussion
10:00P   Good night (meeting room closes)

Saturday, September 7 2019
 9:00A    Innovative Ferrite Antennas - Gary DeBock
              Antenna phasing, an Introduction, by moderator, Bill Whitacre and Nick Hall-Patch
              Fixed Phasers For Pairs of Antennas - Dave Aichelman
              Phasing Backyard Antennas - Nick Hall-Patch
11:30A   Lunch Break
 1:00P   Social time, plus outside (weather permitting) informal demonstration of 
                antenna arrays and techniques - Gary DeBock/Guy Atkins/Nick Hall-Patch
 4:00P   IRCA Business Meeting - Bruce Portzer
 4:45P   Group picture - gather in lobby
 5:00P   Gathering for banquet at Claim Jumper (on your own funds)
 5:30P   Leave for banquet
 6:00P   Banquet at Claim Jumper
 8:00P   Auction in the meeting room – auctioneers TBD
10:00P   Good night (meeting room closes) - see you next year!

Sunday, September 8 2019
No events planned, random gatherings with folks waiting to leave
I will have some free passes to the Museum of Flight should anyone
 want to go there.

There  will also be a DXpedition to Grayland WA after the convention, 
starting Sunday night. See Bruce Portzer for details.





Phil Bytheway
IRCA's "DX Monitor" Editor-in-Chief
Seattle WA 
Drake R-7 / KIWA Loop

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Re: [irca] Seattle Convention Schedule

MarkWA1ION
 

If the collaborators on the Phasing talk could send me a draft of their presentation (PowerPoint or Word presumably), I would be happy to supply comments that could form an addendum.

I would touch on the different requirements, e.g. broadband - driven by SDR spectrum capture, of today's phaser applications versus the one-frequency-at-a-time version that got going when Gordon Nelson first brought Beverage phasing to the MW DX hobby in the late '60s.

Mark Connelly, WA1ION
South Yarmouth, MA

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Subject: [irca] Seattle Convention Schedule

Here it is!! Feel free to post this to any other eGroup that might be interested.
Thursday, September 5 2019
Guests arrive by air, train, bus, and cars (hotel provides shuttle van)

Courtyard by Marriott Seattle Southcenter, 400 Andover Park W, Tukwila WA  98188
  800-321-2211 or 206-575-2500.

 4:00P   Registration in Lobby. HOSTS: Mike Sanburn, Bruce Portzer.
 6:00P   Dinner on your own at near-by restaurants (possible group meal at Outback)
 5-9PM  Museum of Flight FREE night, only 10 minutes from the convention

Friday, September 6 2019
 9:00A   Meeting room opens
10:00+  Depart for KIRO tour (tour is at 11 AM)
 1:00P   KNHC tour (student run FM station)
 5:00P   Dinner Break
 6:30P   Transmitter sites - Ben Dawson
             Over the Pole DXing, What a Difference a Year Makes - Nick Hall-Patch
             DXing from Japan - Satoshi Miyauchi/Hiroo Nakagawa
             Rockworks' Greatest hits - Tom Rothlisberger
             Life as a DXer/group - Pat Martin group DXcussion
10:00P   Good night (meeting room closes)

Saturday, September 7 2019
 9:00A    Innovative Ferrite Antennas - Gary DeBock
              Antenna phasing, an Introduction, by moderator, Bill Whitacre and Nick Hall-Patch
              Fixed Phasers For Pairs of Antennas - Dave Aichelman
              Phasing Backyard Antennas - Nick Hall-Patch
11:30A   Lunch Break
 1:00P   Social time, plus outside (weather permitting) informal demonstration of
                antenna arrays and techniques - Gary DeBock/Guy Atkins/Nick Hall-Patch
 4:00P   IRCA Business Meeting - Bruce Portzer
 4:45P   Group picture - gather in lobby
 5:00P   Gathering for banquet at Claim Jumper (on your own funds)
 5:30P   Leave for banquet
 6:00P   Banquet at Claim Jumper
 8:00P   Auction in the meeting room – auctioneers TBD
10:00P   Good night (meeting room closes) - see you next year!

Sunday, September 8 2019
No events planned, random gatherings with folks waiting to leave
I will have some free passes to the Museum of Flight should anyone
 want to go there.

There  will also be a DXpedition to Grayland WA after the convention,
starting Sunday night. See Bruce Portzer for details.





Phil Bytheway
IRCA's "DX Monitor" Editor-in-Chief
Seattle WA
Drake R-7 / KIWA Loop


Seattle Convention Schedule

Phil Bytheway <phil_tekno@...>
 

Here it is!! Feel free to post this to any other eGroup that might be interested.
Thursday, September 5 2019
Guests arrive by air, train, bus, and cars (hotel provides shuttle van)

Courtyard by Marriott Seattle Southcenter, 400 Andover Park W, Tukwila WA  98188
  800-321-2211 or 206-575-2500.

 4:00P   Registration in Lobby. HOSTS: Mike Sanburn, Bruce Portzer.
 6:00P   Dinner on your own at near-by restaurants (possible group meal at Outback)
 5-9PM  Museum of Flight FREE night, only 10 minutes from the convention

Friday, September 6 2019
 9:00A   Meeting room opens
10:00+  Depart for KIRO tour (tour is at 11 AM)
 1:00P   KNHC tour (student run FM station)
 5:00P   Dinner Break
 6:30P   Transmitter sites - Ben Dawson
             Over the Pole DXing, What a Difference a Year Makes - Nick Hall-Patch
             DXing from Japan - Satoshi Miyauchi/Hiroo Nakagawa
             Rockworks' Greatest hits - Tom Rothlisberger
             Life as a DXer/group - Pat Martin group DXcussion
10:00P   Good night (meeting room closes)

Saturday, September 7 2019
 9:00A    Innovative Ferrite Antennas - Gary DeBock
              Antenna phasing, an Introduction, by moderator, Bill Whitacre and Nick Hall-Patch
              Fixed Phasers For Pairs of Antennas - Dave Aichelman
              Phasing Backyard Antennas - Nick Hall-Patch
11:30A   Lunch Break
 1:00P   Social time, plus outside (weather permitting) informal demonstration of
                antenna arrays and techniques - Gary DeBock/Guy Atkins/Nick Hall-Patch
 4:00P   IRCA Business Meeting - Bruce Portzer
 4:45P   Group picture - gather in lobby
 5:00P   Gathering for banquet at Claim Jumper (on your own funds)
 5:30P   Leave for banquet
 6:00P   Banquet at Claim Jumper
 8:00P   Auction in the meeting room – auctioneers TBD
10:00P   Good night (meeting room closes) - see you next year!

Sunday, September 8 2019
No events planned, random gatherings with folks waiting to leave
I will have some free passes to the Museum of Flight should anyone
 want to go there.

There  will also be a DXpedition to Grayland WA after the convention,
starting Sunday night. See Bruce Portzer for details.





Phil Bytheway
IRCA's "DX Monitor" Editor-in-Chief
Seattle WA
Drake R-7 / KIWA Loop


Re: Best of my Ultralight DXing Photos

radiojayallen
 

Paul,

Nice shots Thanks for sharing.

Jay


Best of my Ultralight DXing Photos

Paul Blundell
 

I have spent some time of late not being as active but instead sorting and arranging my files. As a part of this I have put together a "best of" collection of my ultralight radio photos.
 
https://ultralightradiodxingtasmania.blogspot.com/2019/08/best-of-ultralight-dxing-photos.html

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UltralightDX


Re: 7.5” Loopstick LW antenna not enough inductance?

Gary DeBock
 

<<<     I should add that my coil is wound with 175/46 Litz, perhaps a little smaller diameter than the specified 100/44 Litz. I've found it works even better at LF, in fact I've found all the types of /46 Litz work better at LF than /44 Litz.

Steve   >>>

Thanks Steve,

This must be why my 12" Longwave FSL wound with 1162/46 Litz wire was able to track down four new South Pacific NDB's at the Rockwork cliff this month (320-AI, 346-TG, 352-RG and 366-PNI) that I never could get with the 660/44 Litz wire :-)

73, Gary


    


Re: 7.5” Loopstick LW antenna

Gary DeBock
 

Hello Igvitk (and Steve),

<<<  I’m trying to make the 7.5” loopstick LW antenna according to the instructions. I used the Amidon R33-050-750 rod, 100/44 litz wire, made 122 turns of the coil, which is located exactly in the center of the rod and which length is 106,5 mm. However, the output inductance measured by the multimeter is only 1432 uh instead of 1700 uh. The similar result was shown by another multimeter VICY DM4070. I think that is a strong deviation. Can anybody explain how to solve this problem?   >>>

As Steve has explained, the specified 1700 uH is not an essential inductance value, and there are variations in the inductance of ferrite rods and Liz wire, even among the same manufacturer. The important thing is to have enough inductance to make your loopstick provide good sensitivity on your chosen Longwave frequencies, and in order to do this you need a lot more inductance than what SiLabs recommends for Medium Wave (180-450 uH). Your 1432 uH inductance should be fine for most of the Longwave frequencies, unless you wish to concentrate on chasing the LWBC stations from Europe and Africa on the lower edge of the band, in which case you may wish to add a few more coil turns to raise the inductance up a little. For NDB chasing you should already be OK with the 1432 uH.

Originally five test models were made up for the Longwave loopstick design project, and they were all compared on different Longwave frequencies using a Tecsun PL-360 plug-in system. Full details are contained in the article posted at  http://www.mediafire.com/file/845snah2h4ek9z9/7.5inLWLS.doc/file

73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
 


Re: 7.5” Loopstick LW antenna not enough inductance?

Steve Ratzlaff
 

I should add that my coil is wound with 175/46 Litz, perhaps a little smaller diameter than the specified 100/44 Litz. I've found it works even better at LF, in fact I've found all the types of /46 Litz work better at LF than /44 Litz.

Steve

On 8/22/2019 10:47 AM, Steve Ratzlaff via Groups.Io wrote:

Curious, I unsoldered my R33 LF coil and measured it--1546 uH at 100 kHz test frequency--so mine isn't close to 1700 uH either, yet mine will tune down to at least 200 kHz with my PL 380 ULR. Here in USA there are no LWBC stations to be heard so I try for NDBs, which only go down as far as 198 kHz (DIW in North Carolina, a powerful NDB).

So I guess your R33 rod has even less permeability than mine, and the 1432 uH is probably correct. If you can rewind it with more turns, that's what I'd suggest doing. It wouldn't matter if turns on the end were under the rod support, that wouldn't affect the rod's pickup.

73,

Steve AA7U

On 8/22/2019 9:58 AM, igvitk@... wrote:
Hi all! I’m trying to make the 7.5” loopstick LW antenna according to the instructions. I used the Amidon R33-050-750 rod, 100/44 litz wire, made 122 turns of the coil, which is located exactly in the center of the rod and which length is 106,5 mm. However, the output inductance measured by the multimeter is only 1432 uh instead of 1700 uh. The similar result was shown by another multimeter VICY DM4070. I think that is a strong deviation. Can anybody help to resolve this problem?


Re: 7.5” Loopstick LW antenna not enough inductance?

Steve Ratzlaff
 

Curious, I unsoldered my R33 LF coil and measured it--1546 uH at 100 kHz test frequency--so mine isn't close to 1700 uH either, yet mine will tune down to at least 200 kHz with my PL 380 ULR. Here in USA there are no LWBC stations to be heard so I try for NDBs, which only go down as far as 198 kHz (DIW in North Carolina, a powerful NDB).

So I guess your R33 rod has even less permeability than mine, and the 1432 uH is probably correct. If you can rewind it with more turns, that's what I'd suggest doing. It wouldn't matter if turns on the end were under the rod support, that wouldn't affect the rod's pickup.

73,

Steve AA7U

On 8/22/2019 9:58 AM, igvitk@... wrote:
Hi all! I’m trying to make the 7.5” loopstick LW antenna according to the instructions. I used the Amidon R33-050-750 rod, 100/44 litz wire, made 122 turns of the coil, which is located exactly in the center of the rod and which length is 106,5 mm. However, the output inductance measured by the multimeter is only 1432 uh instead of 1700 uh. The similar result was shown by another multimeter VICY DM4070. I think that is a strong deviation. Can anybody help to resolve this problem?


Re: 7.5” Loopstick LW antenna low inductance problem

Steve Ratzlaff
 

Assuming you're using a real R33 rod, which if you bought it from Amidon, is most likely the case, then it sounds like maybe your rod's permeability is lower than other R33 rods, and that other than rewinding and putting on more turns, you're stuck with this inductance. I realize the rods are very expensive ($20 here in the USA, plus shipping) so you probably wouldn't buy another one just to see if it gives more inductance. Depending on how low you want to tune in LF you may be able to get by with this lower inductance rod and coil. So you may want to just put it on the radio and see how low your particular radio's SiLab's IC tuning will go--maybe you'll get lucky and it will tune low enough.

73,

Steve AA7U

On 8/22/2019 9:58 AM, igvitk@... wrote:
Hi all! I’m trying to make the 7.5” loopstick LW antenna according to the instructions. I used the Amidon R33-050-750 rod, 100/44 litz wire, made 122 turns of the coil, which is located exactly in the center of the rod and which length is 106,5 mm. However, the output inductance measured by the multimeter is only 1432 uh instead of 1700 uh. The similar result was shown by another multimeter VICY DM4070. I think that is a strong deviation. Can anybody help to resolve this problem?


7.5” Loopstick LW antenna

igvitk
 
Edited

Hi all! I’m trying to make the 7.5” loopstick LW antenna according to the instructions. I used the Amidon R33-050-750 rod, 100/44 litz wire, made 122 turns of the coil, which is located exactly in the center of the rod and which length is 106,5 mm. However, the output inductance measured by the multimeter is only 1432 uh instead of 1700 uh. The similar result was shown by another multimeter VICY DM4070. I think that is a strong deviation. Can anybody explain how to solve this problem?


Re: Top Twelve South Pacific Signals to the Rockwork Cliff (August 2019)

radiojayallen
 

Breathtaking Photo!

Jay


Re: Top Twelve South Pacific Signals to the Rockwork Cliff (August 2019)

Gary DeBock
 

Thanks Art (and Paul),

We would be honored to have you (and/ or Dave) to join us in one of our Rockwork "Cliffhanger DXing" sessions someday!

As for choosing DXing priorities, we all face tough decisions. At the Rockwork cliff there was exceptional Longwave NDB-DX (from Australia and New Zealand) coming in at the same time as exceptional Medium Wave DX, which for a live Ultralight radio DXer is probably the ultimate tough choice. Since the Longwave DX was much more rare I went after stations like 320-AI (Aitutaki, Cook Islands), 346-TG (Tauranga, NZ) and 366-PNI (Pohnpei, FSM) when I could have been chasing rare Kiwis and Aussies on MW. But my partner Tom Rothlisberger was recording it all on his Perseus-SDR, so not all is lost :-) He made out like a bandit!

73, Gary 


Re: Top Twelve South Pacific Signals to the Rockwork Cliff (August 2019)

Paul Blundell
 

Another excellent report.


On Mon, 19 Aug 2019, 9:00 p.m. Gary DeBock via Groups.Io, <D1028Gary=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
     Excellent Longwave propagation was the big story of this month's Rockwork Cliff effort, with Tom R. once again breaking the record for South Pacific NDB's received during a west coast DXpedition. But even on the lower part of the Medium Wave band some South Pacific signals got a huge boost as a related bonus. The two Kiwi stations on 531 kHz pounded in like locals when the South Pacific NDB's made their move, and 558-Fiji rode the same trend. Other than that the usual Kiwi and Aussie regulars rounded out the top ten, except that the new 1107-Magic Talk made the list for the first time, definitely seeming to have received a power boost along with the new format.

531  More FM   Alexandra, New Zealand   2 kW   The rare Kiwi rocker (except for Rockwork) pounded in at S9+ during some exceptional Longwave propagation at 1307 on 8-9, with a female ID at 40 seconds  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/qolvem4idtcnc13q4map1akzn4kjjay3
         Another S9+ rocking signal during the record breaking Longwave propagation at 1302 on 8-8; ID at 53 seconds  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/87mcu8quklzeqknfl5hf7vy5oc3vylgl
531  PI   Auckland, New Zealand   5 kW   Another beneficiary of exceptional Longwave propagation with female Samoan and island drum music at S9 level on 8-6 at 1307  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/qkcrdgqr3a2q6xnsjhhinujcix2ibc6y
         Island music at similar S9 level at 1309 on 8-2  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/n5qbmjytn4dt2fblzn0v1r3t9zmbvu1m
558  Radio Fiji One   Suva, Fiji   10 kW   Church music at S9+ level at 1307 on 8-3; this signal was found by Craig Barnes  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/jnfbi4r7d1tn0c0u74bldkyifiayzi1b
         Island music at S9 level with female voiced ID at 1:18, and male voiced ID at 1:24  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/ndgtrr4ny3a4uxq704jgli88ecccpdwc
585  7RN   Hobart, Australia   10 kW   Once again this Tasmanian RN network relay seemed to tap into the Kiwi propagation pipeline to the Cliff, usually hitting a powerful level at least once each session, as at 1317 on 8-7  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/9wah7pdvq0pg0gy7r81nebj0ugcsy2ey
 603  Radio Waatea   Auckland, New Zealand   5 kW   Maori net flagship station usually hit several S9 peaks with its Maori music each session, such as at 1302 on 8-4  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/uxw3hiowrc1pu122a48f1t4m2xt5b22f
Australian interloper 4CH (// 594) temporarily sneaks onto the frequency at a good level all alone at 1305 on 8-5, only to be humbled by an S9 Radio Waatea a few seconds later  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/uxw3hiowrc1pu122a48f1t4m2xt5b22f
657  Star   Wellington/ Tauranga, New Zealand   50/ 10 kW   The Christian hymn broadcaster always managed a potent signal each morning (such as at 1321 on 8-3), but was typically plastered by heavy splatter https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/mv1x0iqrvgkyyojh09oowz36xw7owf9m
702  2BL   Sydney, Australia   50 kW   LR network big gun was overall the strongest Oz signal during the DXpedition, and typically had the edge over NZ's Magic, as at 1315 on 8-1  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/1d01x2womxzqacy1f1ooqf91zqbqwn0p
765  Radio Kahungunu   Napier-Hastings, New Zealand   2.5 kW   Overachieving Maori network station was its usual booming self, with this Maori music S9 signal at 1248 on 8-4  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/bqx6iuffr9relwc9bg0ewt276yilwq90
1017  A3Z   Nuku'alofa, Tonga   20 kW   This South Pacific big gun continued to pound in at S9+ several times each morning, such as with church music at 1321 on 8-4  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/kzv3pmyjnhkmyixde5vogjv85evaqxqp
          Young female Tongan speech was testing my Ultralight radio's crunch resistance at 1253 on 8-7  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/nvhy8kiw630h9msmtchynkwt7fjrbkrb
1035  Newstalk ZB   Wellington, New Zealand   20 kW   Usually managing S9 peaks several times during a session, such as with this ID and Kiwi ad string at 1317 on 8-3  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/a3sgzvq9syg9u6eqwasu1avmnbc96gmw
1107  Magic Talk   Tauranga/ Rotorua, New Zealand   "1 kW" (LOL)   The new-format phenomena from NZ's Mediaworks, apparently featuring call-in talk from Monday to Friday and a parallel with the oldies-broadcasting Magic network (702-738-891) on weekends. This S9+ oldies music // 702 (including the "Magic difference" ID) was received during the Kiwi weekend at 1318 on 8-3  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/0ww0477aey9oc4hv3jmqqjqffwbriklj
           The new-format call in talk program was also at an S9+ level at 1313 on 8-6  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/2q9l94q89i7lqwytl2h0vzyfwopd3s4z
1503  Radio Sport   Wellington/ Chrischurch, New Zealand   5/ 2.5 kW   The big gun Kiwi network with the Yankee-accented relay of Fox Sports Network after 1300 daily, such as at 1315 on 8-1  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/cebgbgw96tepsp2atq2ezw4tbrcjcs4i

73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (DXing with Tom Rothlisberger and Craig Barnes from August 1-9 at the Rockwork ocean side cliff on Highway 101 near Manzanita, Oregon, USA)
7.5" loopstick CC Skywave SSB and XHDATA D-808 portables +
15", 15" and 17" Airport Unfriendly FSL antennas
DXpedition video (with an unusually smooth ocean) is posted at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tLpBzB1qrM
 


--
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UltralightDX


Re: Top Twelve South Pacific Signals to the Rockwork Cliff (August 2019)

K7DWI Art
 

Gary, you remind me why I moved here :)
One of these days I need to get Dave and I to join you up there.
Still unpacking, repairing and refurbing..... more than once on some things.
My two big MW loops need to be repaired.
My HF Ham activities (what time I have) has definitely shown a flare for liking Trans-Pacific/Equator. I get rare islands and Asia on 14 MHz fairly easy when the antenna is working (had to repair again yesterday). 
Europe is a struggle due to my location against a hill. 
It is also a little noisy, but will work with that.
I am spending time getting adjusted to what nearby AMBC powerhouses are around here.
Do I Ham, do I MW DX, do I FMBC DX ...... ???? Do I put up my tower?  .... decisions decisions.   I also love the Wine country :)
73 ... Enjoy the posts and videos.
Art Jackson  K7DWI GP Oregon

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