Date   

WRCK DX Test

Dave Hascall
 

I know it was very short notice but just before Midnight EST last night, I caught weak code from the test. 

WRCK 1480 NY Remsen 9/21 2358 DX Test.  Very weak CW ID.  No music or voice.  Through a Regional Mexican.  Thank you to the organizer. New! DH-IN

Dave Hascall Noblesville IN Eton e100. Time EDT


Re: ] Low Cost SWL Loop Antenna

Dennis Breda
 

These all all very interesting reads.  Thank you for the time and effort in writing them and the pictures.  


On Sep 21, 2019, at 8:57 PM, Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:

That makes for a very interesting read.

Paul

On Sun, 22 Sep 2019, 7:46 a.m. Jordan Dobrikin, <jjdobrikin@...> wrote:

Hi
 

https://www.rtl-sdr.com/reviews-of-the-low-cost-mla-30-wide-band-hf-magnetic-loop-antenna/  
https://hamsignal.com/blog/mla-30-magnetic-loop-antenna-review-and-comparison
https://www.m0lmk.co.uk/2019/09/12/inside-the-mla-30-active-loop-antenna/?fbclid=IwAR2G_OcFcLf5uAq8UqiTlXrw5NSpLQKrU-tWwGc_SUBFIcHj5PsSWeB5UKU  
https://www.hagensieker.com/wordpress/2019/07/24/cheap-chinese-magnetic-loop-antenna-megaloop-aka-magaloop-mla-30/

https://www.rtl-sdr.com/reviews-of-the-low-cost-mla-30-wide-band-hf-magnetic-loop-antenna/  
RTL-SDR.COM  RTL-SDR (RTL2832U) and software-defined radio news and projects. Also featuring Airspy, HackRF, FCD, SDRplay and more.
SEPTEMBER 19, 2019
REVIEWS OF THE LOW COST MLA-30 WIDEBAND HF MAGNETIC LOOP ANTENNA
Recently Chinese manufacturers have begun producing a low cost wide band (100 kHz - 30 MHz) magnetic loop HF antenna known as the MLA-30. The loop can be found on eBay for under US$45 with free shipping. In the past wide band HF loop antennas have not been cheap, normally costing $300+ dollars from manufacturers like Wellbrook.
RF signals are electromagnetic waves that consist of an electric and magnetic component.  A magnetic loop antenna mostly receives the magnetic portion of the wave. This is useful as most unwanted interference from modern electronic devices is generated in the electric component only.  So, a magnetic loop antenna may be preferable in city and suburban environments over other antennas like wires and miniwhips. Magnetic loops are also directional, and can be rotated to avoid interference.
One of the biggest costs to a magnetic loop antenna is the shipping, because a large hula hoop sized piece of metal needs to be sent. The MLA-30 cuts costs on shipping by providing a folded up thin loop wire and no physical support for the loop. You are expected to provide your own support, or simply hang the loop wire on something. If you like you can also replace the included loop wire with a larger loop.
The MLA-30 comes with 10m of RG174 coax, is bias tee powered, and comes as a set with a bias tee injector that is powered over 5V USB. We tested our own unit with the RTL-SDR Blog V3, Airspy and SDRplay bias tee's and found that they all worked well instead of the included bias tee. So if you have one of those SDRs using the loop is as simple and neat as plugging it in and turning on the bias tee.
In terms of build quality, the unit is sturdy and the PCB is fully potted and protected against rain/weather. It is yet to be seen how the external screw terminals holding on the loop will age over a longer period of time however.
So how does the very cheap MLA-30 compare to higher end magnetic loop antennas? Below are some reviews by various hams and SWLs. The general consensus is that it works well for the price, but as you'd expect, falters on handling very strong signals and produces a higher noise floor compared to the more expensive loops, especially in the higher HF bands. But overall we'd say that it's probably still better than using a miniwhip, especially in suburban/city environments, and is probably the best compact HF antenna that you can get on a budget.
What's included in the MLA-30 set. Photo from David Day's Review.
https://hamsignal.com/blog/mla-30-magnetic-loop-antenna-review-and-comparison
https://www.m0lmk.co.uk/2019/09/12/inside-the-mla-30-active-loop-antenna/?fbclid=IwAR2G_OcFcLf5uAq8UqiTlXrw5NSpLQKrU-tWwGc_SUBFIcHj5PsSWeB5UKU  
https://www.hagensieker.com/wordpress/2019/07/24/cheap-chinese-magnetic-loop-antenna-megaloop-aka-magaloop-mla-30/
MLA-30 Magnetic Loop Antenna Review and Comparison by David Day (N1DAY)
In this review David compares the MLA-30 against a 30-ft ground loop and a Wellbrook ALA1530-LF. His results show that while the loop is capable of receiving the same signals that the two comparison loops can, the SNR is much lower. He also notes that the much thinner loop wire used on the MLA-30 seems to result in a much deeper null, and that IMD was a problem for him.
Inside the MLA-30 Active Loop Antenna by Matt (M0LMK)
This post is a complete teardown of the antenna. As the PCB is fully potted Matt had to boil down the epoxy in order to get to the actual PCB. He notes that the PCB is a simple single amplifier design with the exposed pot working as a gain control.
Cheap Chinese Magnetic Loop Antenna (MegaLoop aka MAGALoop) MLA-30 by John
In this review John compares the MLA-30 against a $345 W6LVP and Wellbrook ALA1530LN. His findings are very favorable concluding that it is an adequate performer, perfect for cash strapped SWLs.
First hour battle of the antennas W6LVP loop VS MLA 30 loop test by OfficialSWLchannel
This is a YouTube video where OfficialSWLchannel compares his MLA-30 against a W6LVP loop. He notes that his initial testing shows that the MLA-30 performs as well as the W6LVP loop.
First hour battle of the antennas W6LVP loop VS MLA 30 loop test
MLA-30 Loop vs 80M EFHW by Matthew Payne
In this YouTube video Matthew compares his MLA-30 against a 80M end fed halfwave antenna with an SDRplay RSP1a.
MLA-30 Loop vs 80M EFHW
MLA-30 Magnetic Loop Modifications by Scanner and Sdr Radio
In this video the Scanner and Sdr Radio YouTube channel uses an RSPduo to compare the MLA-30 against a Wellbrook loop. His results show that the MLA-30 definitely has a higher noise floor compared to the Wellbrook, but still receives signals decently although chasing weak signals it's not good enough. He also shows how to improve the MLA-30 by replacing the cheap coax that it comes with, noting that the modification reduced his noise.
MLA-30 Magnetic Loop Modifications
Identifying Noise Sources in the Shack using an SDR and an Active Receive Loop
L-Band Setup with Mini LNA4ALL and Mini Patch Antenna
A Homemade Magnetic Loop Antenna used with RTL-SDR Direct Sampling
SDRplay RSPDuo Diversity: Combing a Magnetic Loop and Miniwhip Antenna
Mike Tests out L-Band STD-C and AERO with a Low Cost Modified GPS Antenna
Written by admin Posted in Amateur Radio, Antennas, HF, RTL-SDR, SDRplay Tagged with HF, magnetic loop antenna, rtl-sdr, rtl2832, sdrplay, wellbrook



Thanx
73 de Jordan ve7jjd


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Re: 1010 khz

patrice.privat
 

Tecsun PL380; AN-200 Loop beamed to Newfoundland for any Transat DX.


Re: 1010 khz

dave_m1ctk
 

Yep good old WINS. What radio are you using? 


On Sun, 22 Sep 2019, 08:12 patrice.privat, <patrice.privat@...> wrote:
Hi from Beauvais, France.

1010 khz, 05:00 UTC "it's one o'clock, all news, all of the time, this is WINS 1010, right now the temperature in midtown is ..."
New York booming this morning on 1010 with occasional dominations from Toronto on the same channel.

Patrice


1010 khz

patrice.privat
 

Hi from Beauvais, France.

1010 khz, 05:00 UTC "it's one o'clock, all news, all of the time, this is WINS 1010, right now the temperature in midtown is ..."
New York booming this morning on 1010 with occasional dominations from Toronto on the same channel.

Patrice


Re: ] Low Cost SWL Loop Antenna

Paul Blundell
 

That makes for a very interesting read.

Paul


On Sun, 22 Sep 2019, 7:46 a.m. Jordan Dobrikin, <jjdobrikin@...> wrote:

Hi
 

https://www.rtl-sdr.com/reviews-of-the-low-cost-mla-30-wide-band-hf-magnetic-loop-antenna/  
https://hamsignal.com/blog/mla-30-magnetic-loop-antenna-review-and-comparison
https://www.m0lmk.co.uk/2019/09/12/inside-the-mla-30-active-loop-antenna/?fbclid=IwAR2G_OcFcLf5uAq8UqiTlXrw5NSpLQKrU-tWwGc_SUBFIcHj5PsSWeB5UKU  
https://www.hagensieker.com/wordpress/2019/07/24/cheap-chinese-magnetic-loop-antenna-megaloop-aka-magaloop-mla-30/

https://www.rtl-sdr.com/reviews-of-the-low-cost-mla-30-wide-band-hf-magnetic-loop-antenna/  
RTL-SDR.COM  RTL-SDR (RTL2832U) and software-defined radio news and projects. Also featuring Airspy, HackRF, FCD, SDRplay and more.
SEPTEMBER 19, 2019
REVIEWS OF THE LOW COST MLA-30 WIDEBAND HF MAGNETIC LOOP ANTENNA
Recently Chinese manufacturers have begun producing a low cost wide band (100 kHz - 30 MHz) magnetic loop HF antenna known as the MLA-30. The loop can be found on eBay for under US$45 with free shipping. In the past wide band HF loop antennas have not been cheap, normally costing $300+ dollars from manufacturers like Wellbrook.
RF signals are electromagnetic waves that consist of an electric and magnetic component.  A magnetic loop antenna mostly receives the magnetic portion of the wave. This is useful as most unwanted interference from modern electronic devices is generated in the electric component only.  So, a magnetic loop antenna may be preferable in city and suburban environments over other antennas like wires and miniwhips. Magnetic loops are also directional, and can be rotated to avoid interference.
One of the biggest costs to a magnetic loop antenna is the shipping, because a large hula hoop sized piece of metal needs to be sent. The MLA-30 cuts costs on shipping by providing a folded up thin loop wire and no physical support for the loop. You are expected to provide your own support, or simply hang the loop wire on something. If you like you can also replace the included loop wire with a larger loop.
The MLA-30 comes with 10m of RG174 coax, is bias tee powered, and comes as a set with a bias tee injector that is powered over 5V USB. We tested our own unit with the RTL-SDR Blog V3, Airspy and SDRplay bias tee's and found that they all worked well instead of the included bias tee. So if you have one of those SDRs using the loop is as simple and neat as plugging it in and turning on the bias tee.
In terms of build quality, the unit is sturdy and the PCB is fully potted and protected against rain/weather. It is yet to be seen how the external screw terminals holding on the loop will age over a longer period of time however.
So how does the very cheap MLA-30 compare to higher end magnetic loop antennas? Below are some reviews by various hams and SWLs. The general consensus is that it works well for the price, but as you'd expect, falters on handling very strong signals and produces a higher noise floor compared to the more expensive loops, especially in the higher HF bands. But overall we'd say that it's probably still better than using a miniwhip, especially in suburban/city environments, and is probably the best compact HF antenna that you can get on a budget.
What's included in the MLA-30 set. Photo from David Day's Review.
https://hamsignal.com/blog/mla-30-magnetic-loop-antenna-review-and-comparison
https://www.m0lmk.co.uk/2019/09/12/inside-the-mla-30-active-loop-antenna/?fbclid=IwAR2G_OcFcLf5uAq8UqiTlXrw5NSpLQKrU-tWwGc_SUBFIcHj5PsSWeB5UKU  
https://www.hagensieker.com/wordpress/2019/07/24/cheap-chinese-magnetic-loop-antenna-megaloop-aka-magaloop-mla-30/
MLA-30 Magnetic Loop Antenna Review and Comparison by David Day (N1DAY)
In this review David compares the MLA-30 against a 30-ft ground loop and a Wellbrook ALA1530-LF. His results show that while the loop is capable of receiving the same signals that the two comparison loops can, the SNR is much lower. He also notes that the much thinner loop wire used on the MLA-30 seems to result in a much deeper null, and that IMD was a problem for him.
Inside the MLA-30 Active Loop Antenna by Matt (M0LMK)
This post is a complete teardown of the antenna. As the PCB is fully potted Matt had to boil down the epoxy in order to get to the actual PCB. He notes that the PCB is a simple single amplifier design with the exposed pot working as a gain control.
Cheap Chinese Magnetic Loop Antenna (MegaLoop aka MAGALoop) MLA-30 by John
In this review John compares the MLA-30 against a $345 W6LVP and Wellbrook ALA1530LN. His findings are very favorable concluding that it is an adequate performer, perfect for cash strapped SWLs.
First hour battle of the antennas W6LVP loop VS MLA 30 loop test by OfficialSWLchannel
This is a YouTube video where OfficialSWLchannel compares his MLA-30 against a W6LVP loop. He notes that his initial testing shows that the MLA-30 performs as well as the W6LVP loop.
First hour battle of the antennas W6LVP loop VS MLA 30 loop test
MLA-30 Loop vs 80M EFHW by Matthew Payne
In this YouTube video Matthew compares his MLA-30 against a 80M end fed halfwave antenna with an SDRplay RSP1a.
MLA-30 Loop vs 80M EFHW
MLA-30 Magnetic Loop Modifications by Scanner and Sdr Radio
In this video the Scanner and Sdr Radio YouTube channel uses an RSPduo to compare the MLA-30 against a Wellbrook loop. His results show that the MLA-30 definitely has a higher noise floor compared to the Wellbrook, but still receives signals decently although chasing weak signals it's not good enough. He also shows how to improve the MLA-30 by replacing the cheap coax that it comes with, noting that the modification reduced his noise.
MLA-30 Magnetic Loop Modifications
Identifying Noise Sources in the Shack using an SDR and an Active Receive Loop
L-Band Setup with Mini LNA4ALL and Mini Patch Antenna
A Homemade Magnetic Loop Antenna used with RTL-SDR Direct Sampling
SDRplay RSPDuo Diversity: Combing a Magnetic Loop and Miniwhip Antenna
Mike Tests out L-Band STD-C and AERO with a Low Cost Modified GPS Antenna
Written by admin Posted in Amateur Radio, Antennas, HF, RTL-SDR, SDRplay Tagged with HF, magnetic loop antenna, rtl-sdr, rtl2832, sdrplay, wellbrook



Thanx
73 de Jordan ve7jjd


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1350 khz

patrice.privat
 

Hi

Radio Buenos Aires at 0500 utc with slogan "el color de la ciudad" and Buenos Aires temperature given at the TOH.
Also mentions of "la palabra de dios"

Patrice

Beauvais


Oklahoma TP DX 9/20/19

Richard Allen <dx747j@...>
 

TP reception here this morning was not as good as yesterday.  

828 JOBB English language lesson at 1206, poor signal.

972 HLCA barely audible to poor at 1159.

Receiver: Skywave with 8-inch FSL.


Richard Allen, 

near Perry OK USA.



Long Term Ultralight DXing Project - 20/09/2019

Paul Blundell
 

Date: 20/09/2019
Frequency : 549KHz - 2CR / 0
Frequency : 558KHz - 4AM: / 0
Frequency : 558KHz - 6WA: / 0
Frequency : 594KHz - 3WV: / 2
Frequency : 612KHz - 4QR: / 1
Frequency : 612KHz - 6RN: / 0
Frequency : 711KHz - 4QW: / 0
Frequency : 729KHz - 5RN: / 1
Frequency : 783KHz - 6VA: / 0
Frequency : 783KHz - 8AL: / 0
Frequency : 792KHz - 4RN: / 0
Frequency : 1125KHz - 1RPH: / 1
Frequency : 1125KHz - 5MU: / 0
Frequency : 1170KHz - 2CH: / 0
Frequency : 1251KHz - 2DU: / 0
Frequency : 1296KHz - 4RPH: / 0
Frequency : 1296KHz - 6RN: / 0
Frequency : 1440KHz - 1EA: / 0
Frequency : 1494KHz - 2AY: / 0
Frequency : 1548KHz - 4QD: / 0
Frequency : 1575KHz - HPON - WOLLONGONG: / 0
Notes : [Location] Bradys Lookout, West Tamar. - This was a quick session at around 12:30 pm on my way down the Tamar River for work. Signals were pretty much non-existent, with only a couple of Victorian and NSW stations plus a very weak signal from 4QR on 612kHz. While this spot has a great view, the results were not great.

Photos: https://ultralightradiodxingtasmania.blogspot.com/2019/09/long-term-ultralight-dxing-project_20.html

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Re: Oklahoma TP DX 9-19-19

Peter Laws
 

On Thu, Sep 19, 2019 at 8:57 AM Richard Allen via Groups.Io
<dx747j=me.com@groups.io> wrote:

747 JOIB poor signal // JOUB at 1146-1147.
etc, etc


near Perry OK USA.
Ordinarily, I delete TA/TP reports unseen (but don't demand they be
moved to a separate list!) except for Richard's. This is because I
feel like I owe him. I've only met him once, nearly 10 years ago, at
the big OKC train show (not radio show). Somehow we got on to talking
about radios and he regaled me with stories of Ultralight exploits,
specifically TP reception. I ended up getting a PL-606 not long
afterwards. It's taken a while to get back into it for real, but now
I'm taking every opportunity to scan the AM bands, at least for the
usual DX (if not TP/TA stuff) and I joined IRCA last year (and I
joined WTFDA, too, 'cause I like FM DX).

It's not *all* his fault - I've been a ham for ~30 years and was into
scanning and CBs before that and was a MW-DXer when I was a kid (even
if I didn't know what it was called) but he dragged me back in to this
end of the hobby. So I read his reports. :-)

Peter
Norman, OK USA



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Oklahoma TP DX 9-19-19

Richard Allen <dx747j@...>
 

747 JOIB poor signal // JOUB at 1146-1147.

774 JOUB poor signal at 1159-1202.

828 JOBB fair signal at 1143-1144; poor at 1216.

972 HLCA was the star of the morning here with the signal level often peaking to fair between 1126 and 1209.  

Receiver: Skywave with 8-inch FSL.


Richard Allen, 

near Perry OK USA.



Re: Innovative Ferrite Antennas Article

Gary DeBock
 

Hi Jerry,

Thanks for your comment on the articles. My email address is d1028gary@...
Feel free to send a message off-list if you would like.

73, Gary





73, Gary


Long Term Ultralight DXing Project - 18/09/2019 - Take 2

Paul Blundell
 

Date:18/9/2019
Frequency : 549KHz - 2CR / 0
Frequency : 558KHz - 4AM: / 0
Frequency : 558KHz - 6WA: /
Frequency : 594KHz - 3WV: / 2
Frequency : 612KHz - 4QR: / 1
Frequency : 612KHz - 6RN: / 0
Frequency : 711KHz - 4QW: / 0
Frequency : 729KHz - 5RN: / 0
Frequency : 783KHz - 6VA: / 0
Frequency : 783KHz - 8AL: / 0
Frequency : 792KHz - 4RN: / 0
Frequency : 1125KHz - 1RPH: / 2
Frequency : 1125KHz - 5MU: / 0
Frequency : 1170KHz - 2CH: / 1
Frequency : 1251KHz - 2DU: / 1
Frequency : 1296KHz - 4RPH: / 0
Frequency : 1296KHz - 6RN: / 0
Frequency : 1440KHz - 1EA: / 0
Frequency : 1494KHz - 2AY: / 2
Frequency : 1548KHz - 4QD: / 1
Frequency : 1575KHz - HPON - WOLLONGONG: / 0
Notes : [Location] Lillico Beach, Devonport, Tasmania - A late afternoon session around 4:30 pm on my way home from Burnie. Comparing the signals side by side to my morning session at the Devonport Bluff, a couple of stations were missing totally and overall all signals except 1RPH on 1125kHz and 2AY on 1494kHz were down. 4QD on 1548kHz which was a standout in the morning session was way down, barely being audible. This location which was very nice to look at, didn't produce the results I expected.

Photos and Video: https://ultralightradiodxingtasmania.blogspot.com/2019/09/long-term-ultralight-dxing-project_19.html
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Oklahoma TP DX 9-18-19

Richard Allen <dx747j@...>
 

747 JOIB barely audible talk at 1158; poor signal at 1159 with music and woman talking, followed by  NHK TS and English language lesson at 1200.

774 JOUB poor signal at 1147 with man talking, fading out by 1159; barely audible briefly at 1152.

828 JOBB barely audible talking at 1154, not heard afterward.

Receiver: Skywave with 8-inch FSL.


Richard Allen, 

near Perry OK USA.



Re: Ultimate Portable Ultralight Radio DXing Go Case - September 2019

Dennis Breda
 

Now you've given me an idea.  Thank you


On Sep 17, 2019, at 9:32 PM, Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:

Ultimate Portable Ultralight Radio DXing Go Case - September 2019

Update - 18/9/2019: After using this case with my 3" FSL aerial for a few weeks I have made a couple of changes.
I have now removed most of my log sheets from the foam in the lid and now keep these behind the 3" FSL aerial. This allows the foam to sit level and better protect the aerial.
I have also screwed my 3" FSL aerial to the base of the case and use this in the case. This has the benefits of protecting the 3" FSL aerial from damage, keeping it off the ground and also allowing me to lean my radio against it, this provides a great level of coupling to the aerial and leaving my hands free for logging.


Re: Long Term Ultralight DXing Project - 18/09/2019

Paul Blundell
 

Thanks Gary, it was a real thrill this morning to get a few of those stations at such good signal levels.

I head down the North West coast every few weeks for work, If I can arrange it I will try to get away a bit early one day to have some more time, as it was I hit road works this morning so it was good I didn't extend my session any longer.

On Wed, Sep 18, 2019 at 3:27 PM Gary DeBock via Groups.Io <D1028Gary=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Thanks Paul,

Congratulations on your exciting receptions with the 3" FSL antenna at Devonport Bluff on the northwest coast of Tasmania.

That location would really be ideal for long range DXing around sunrise or sunset, especially now that the old 558-7BU has switched to FM. If you could set up around local sunset you should have a good chance of receiving 558-Fiji (native language and island music) and around local sunrise you would have a good chance at 558-6WA in Wagin, Western Australia (ABC format like 594-3WV, but with a possible time delay).

All of those stations have enough signal strength to make it across the Pacific to our Rockwork Cliff DXpedition site on the Oregon state coast-- in fact 558-6WA and Radio Fiji One occasionally fight it out on frequency, such as on an 8" FSL antenna on August 22, 2017 at "Oz Hill" in Lincoln City, Oregon  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/s61prkhip2d6f3y32qz84b9wdq4xf9ey

Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)



 



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Re: Long Term Ultralight DXing Project - 18/09/2019

Gary DeBock
 

Thanks Paul,

Congratulations on your exciting receptions with the 3" FSL antenna at Devonport Bluff on the northwest coast of Tasmania.

That location would really be ideal for long range DXing around sunrise or sunset, especially now that the old 558-7BU has switched to FM. If you could set up around local sunset you should have a good chance of receiving 558-Fiji (native language and island music) and around local sunrise you would have a good chance at 558-6WA in Wagin, Western Australia (ABC format like 594-3WV, but with a possible time delay).

All of those stations have enough signal strength to make it across the Pacific to our Rockwork Cliff DXpedition site on the Oregon state coast-- in fact 558-6WA and Radio Fiji One occasionally fight it out on frequency, such as on an 8" FSL antenna on August 22, 2017 at "Oz Hill" in Lincoln City, Oregon  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/s61prkhip2d6f3y32qz84b9wdq4xf9ey

Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)



 


Re: Ultimate Portable Ultralight Radio DXing Go Case - September 2019

Paul Blundell
 

Ultimate Portable Ultralight Radio DXing Go Case - September 2019

Update - 18/9/2019: After using this case with my 3" FSL aerial for a few weeks I have made a couple of changes.
I have now removed most of my log sheets from the foam in the lid and now keep these behind the 3" FSL aerial. This allows the foam to sit level and better protect the aerial.
I have also screwed my 3" FSL aerial to the base of the case and use this in the case. This has the benefits of protecting the 3" FSL aerial from damage, keeping it off the ground and also allowing me to lean my radio against it, this provides a great level of coupling to the aerial and leaving my hands free for logging.

Photos: https://ultralightradiodxingtasmania.blogspot.com/2019/09/ultimate-portable-ultralight-radio.html
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Long Term Ultralight DXing Project - 18/09/2019

Paul Blundell
 

Date:18/09/2019
Frequency : 549KHz - 2CR / 1
Frequency : 558KHz - 4AM: / 0
Frequency : 558KHz - 6WA: / 0
Frequency : 594KHz - 3WV: / 2
Frequency : 612KHz - 4QR: / 1
Frequency : 612KHz - 6RN: / 0
Frequency : 711KHz - 4QW: / 0
Frequency : 729KHz - 5RN: / 1
Frequency : 783KHz - 6VA: / 0
Frequency : 783KHz - 8AL: / 0
Frequency : 792KHz - 4RN: / 0
Frequency : 1125KHz - 1RPH: / 1
Frequency : 1125KHz - 5MU: / 0
Frequency : 1170KHz - 2CH: / 2
Frequency : 1251KHz - 2DU: / 2
Frequency : 1296KHz - 4RPH: / 0
Frequency : 1296KHz - 6RN: / 0
Frequency : 1440KHz - 1EA: / 2
Frequency : 1494KHz - 2AY: / 2
Frequency : 1548KHz - 4QD: / 2
Frequency : 1575KHz - HPON - WOLLONGONG: / 0
Notes : [Location] Devonport Bluff - This morning on my way to work down the Northwest coast, I stopped at the Devonport bluff and undertook a portable session, this was around 7:30am. My results as above were good with both 2AY on 1494kHz and 4QD on 1548kHz being the standout, this is around 1970km from my location. I was amazed at the signal level 4QD was able to be received at, a few hours after sunrise (as can be seen in the video below). This was a very enjoyable session and the amazing power of the 3" FSL aerial really stood out. I will be making a point of heading back to this location in the future.

Photos and Videos: https://ultralightradiodxingtasmania.blogspot.com/2019/09/long-term-ultralight-dxing-project_18.html
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Software - db4uldx (Database 4 Long Term Ultralight DXing Project)

Paul Blundell
 

db4uldx is a custom database program which has been designed and coded using JustBasic.

This program has been developed by myself over the past few years for the purpose of logging radio DXing related information. 

db4uldx is freeware and freely distributable, please note that I can accept no responsibility for how it is used and any issues it might cause on your computer as setups and configurations vary so much. db4uldx is self contained in it's own folder and does not write any files outside it's own folder or reg keys, this means it is totally portable and will happily run off a USB key.

While db4uldx is designed for my purpose of logging the results of my Long Term Ultralight DXing Project results, it can be easily converted for other purposes.

https://ultralightradiodxingtasmania.blogspot.com/2019/09/software-db4uldx-database-4-long-term.html

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