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Oklahoma TP DX 10-22-19

Richard Allen <dx747j@...>
 

A few TP signals were heard here this morning (LSR 1244).

567 JOIK poor // JOAK at 1233.

594 JOAK poor at 1222.

747 JOIB poor // JOUB at 1052 and 1213.

774 JOUB poor at 0846; fair at 1048 and 1225.

828 JOBB poor at 1216.

972 HLCA poor at 1045 and 1120; fair at 1241 gradually fading to barely audible at 1251.

1134 unID (JOQR?) poor talking at 1236; barely audible man talking at 1247.

1566 HLAZ poor at 1231 and 1248; barely audible at 1252.

Receiver: Skywave with ALA1530LNP aerial.


Richard Allen, near Perry OK USA.



Re: Cairns, Queensland DXpedition with XHDATA D-808 & 28 inch/70 cm loop

William Renton
 

Hi Gary,

I suspected that. Are there any ULRs with full SSB functionality on MW that you would recommend (if they exist at all)? I presume the CC Skywave also falls foul of the size limit for ULRs. The SSB on the D-808 produces quite good audio when set at the higher bandwidths (3-4 kHz) and I actually prefer it to the rather muffled sound of the Tecsuns at 1 kHz (really ~3 kHz). 

For me personally, the aim is to receive trans-oceanic DX on an inexpensive mass-market receiver; the D-808 clearly fits this brief. 

Looking forward to your next DXpedition- maybe you should go to somewhere in the middle of the Indian Ocean like the Maldives or the Seychelles, if finances allow (and before they disappear!) 2BL Sydney has been received in the Seychelles on a barefoot Tecsun PL-390- phenomenal! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABacWz8jTLg). 


Best regards,

William.





Re: Oklahoma TP DX 10-20-19

Neil Kazaross
 

I had a bit of 4QD audio here in IL this morning thru massive slop (KXEL at sunrise is like a super-local) . This with DKAZ aimed west and Perseus. As for 3LO..I am 17 miles from WBBM and haven't been able to beat the slop. 
Re: 702...it is more often 2BL, but NZ can also come in. NZ is the higher carrier, but one cannot tell that with a ULR.

73 KAZ Barrington IL
.

On Sun, Oct 20, 2019 at 6:15 PM Tony Magon <temagon@...> wrote:
Yes - I would also agree that it is 4QD

73

Tony VK2IC

On Mon, Oct 21, 2019 at 9:59 AM Richard Allen via Groups.Io <dx747j=me.com@groups.io> wrote:
William:

Yes, I managed to receive 3LO back in 2016., and at a level that I could be identified.  At the time it was broadcasting a program in parallel with Radio Australia (later heard via a podcast).  Sadly the ABC deemed its short wave service obsolete and shut down a few months later.   Since then,  I’ve heard 3LO  again - earlier this month.

I heard audio 2BL a couple of times in 2016.  Its carrier signal is frequently heard here local sunrise in the form of a heterodyne.  But chances of hearing audio on 702 kHz are impeded by XEGN and another Mexican station.  

Also, in 2016, I heard bits and pieces of audio from 4BC,  but not enough to confirm it.

I often hear a strong heterodyne on 612 kHZ, especially around the autumnal equinox.  It has remained elusive owning to KCSP on 610.  

Good DX.

Richard.


On Oct 20, 2019, at 16:25, William Renton via Groups.Io <william_renton=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:


Hi Richard,

Interesting results. Have you ever managed to receive Australia at audible levels from Perry, OK? The carrier was most likely 4QD Emerald. 

There is one guy from Michigan (kilokat7 on YT) who regularly receives Australia around the equinox months. 

Best regards,

William. 

On Monday, 21 October 2019, 12:27:58 am AEDT, Richard Allen via Groups.Io <dx747j=me.com@groups.io> wrote:


TP DX was somewhat improved here today (LSR 1242).
567 unID (JOIK?) trace of signal at 1201 and 1232.
594 JOAK poor with what sounded like a sports event at 1217.
603 unID trace of signal at 1231.
693 JOAB barely audible in KGGF slop at 1229.
702 unID strong carrier from NW at 1219.
738 unID weak carrier in KRMG slop at 1220.
747 JO|B poor at 1002 and 1216.
774 JOUB poor at 1026; fair at 1048 on R75; fair on Skywave at 1100; poor at 1215.
828 JOBB poor // JOUB at 1229.
972 HLCA barely audible on R75 at 1046; fair on Skywave at 1102.
1134 JOQR barely audible to poor at 1136-1144s; fading in and out barely audible at 1209-1212.
1287 JOHR barely audible talk heard on Skywave with FSL at 0931-0934, not heard afterward.
1548 unID carrier from DU at sunrise.
Most of the stations heard today were with the Skywave receiver coupled to an ALA1530LNP aerial.  Its advantage over the FSL is it doesn’t require tuning.

Good DX.

Richard Allen, near Perry OK USA>



Re: Cairns, Queensland DXpedition with XHDATA D-808 & 28 inch/70 cm loop

Gary DeBock
 

Hi William,
<<<   A final point- is the D-808 considered a UL radio? I do have a Tecsun PL-380 but haven't used it in years. I need to use the XH-DATA's SSB down here to get rid of splatter from the Aussie domestics.    >>>

Unfortunately the D-808 is too large too be within the 20 cubic limit for Ultralight Radio qualification, although it is an effective DXing portable based on the CC Skywave SSB model (from which the Chinese gained a lot of "inspiration," to use a very generous term).

Both the XHDATA D-808 and the CC Skywave SSB model are manufactured in the Chinese city of Shenzhen, with D-808 coming out from the new XHDATA company a few months after the Skywave came out of the factory of Redsun, C.Crane's manufacturing partner in Shenzhen, China. Despite its dubious design pedigree the D-808 is a real bargain with its SSB performance, especially considering the $169.99 price of the Skywave SSB. 

Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
   



-----Original Message-----
From: William Renton via Groups.Io <william_renton@...>
To: main <main@UltralightDX.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Oct 20, 2019 6:01 pm
Subject: [UltralightDX] Cairns, Queensland DXpedition with XHDATA D-808 & 28 inch/70 cm loop

Hi all,

Back in June, I travelled to Cairns, Queensland for a mini break/DXpedition with another DXer (don't think he's in the group). Some of you may have seen the footage already but for those who haven't, the videos are contained in this YT playlist:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVhguPkHv5WOYui8gOCL9cv6oSQVsKwlB

We were fairly pleased with the performance of this loop/radio combination. Conditions are much better in Cairns compared to Sydney; e.g. of the US stations, only KBLA 1580 and KUAU 1570 are regulars down here. There is also much less QRM from domestics as Cairns is well away from most of the big gun stations. 

A final point- is the D-808 considered a UL radio? I do have a Tecsun PL-380 but haven't used it in years. I need to use the XH-DATA's SSB down here to get rid of splatter from the Aussie domestics. 

Best regards,

William. 


Re: Cairns, Queensland DXpedition with XHDATA D-808 & 28 inch/70 cm loop

Paul Blundell
 

Excellent report and great to see some video. 

I am not sure if the D-808 counts "officially" but if you had fun, that is the main thing...


On Mon, Oct 21, 2019 at 12:01 PM William Renton via Groups.Io <william_renton=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi all,

Back in June, I travelled to Cairns, Queensland for a mini break/DXpedition with another DXer (don't think he's in the group). Some of you may have seen the footage already but for those who haven't, the videos are contained in this YT playlist:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVhguPkHv5WOYui8gOCL9cv6oSQVsKwlB

We were fairly pleased with the performance of this loop/radio combination. Conditions are much better in Cairns compared to Sydney; e.g. of the US stations, only KBLA 1580 and KUAU 1570 are regulars down here. There is also much less QRM from domestics as Cairns is well away from most of the big gun stations. 

A final point- is the D-808 considered a UL radio? I do have a Tecsun PL-380 but haven't used it in years. I need to use the XH-DATA's SSB down here to get rid of splatter from the Aussie domestics. 

Best regards,

William. 



--
Paul


--
Paul - Moderator
UltralightDX


Cairns, Queensland DXpedition with XHDATA D-808 & 28 inch/70 cm loop

William Renton
 

Hi all,

Back in June, I travelled to Cairns, Queensland for a mini break/DXpedition with another DXer (don't think he's in the group). Some of you may have seen the footage already but for those who haven't, the videos are contained in this YT playlist:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVhguPkHv5WOYui8gOCL9cv6oSQVsKwlB

We were fairly pleased with the performance of this loop/radio combination. Conditions are much better in Cairns compared to Sydney; e.g. of the US stations, only KBLA 1580 and KUAU 1570 are regulars down here. There is also much less QRM from domestics as Cairns is well away from most of the big gun stations. 

A final point- is the D-808 considered a UL radio? I do have a Tecsun PL-380 but haven't used it in years. I need to use the XH-DATA's SSB down here to get rid of splatter from the Aussie domestics. 

Best regards,

William. 


Re: Oklahoma TP DX 10-20-19

Tony Magon
 

Yes - I would also agree that it is 4QD

73

Tony VK2IC


On Mon, Oct 21, 2019 at 9:59 AM Richard Allen via Groups.Io <dx747j=me.com@groups.io> wrote:
William:

Yes, I managed to receive 3LO back in 2016., and at a level that I could be identified.  At the time it was broadcasting a program in parallel with Radio Australia (later heard via a podcast).  Sadly the ABC deemed its short wave service obsolete and shut down a few months later.   Since then,  I’ve heard 3LO  again - earlier this month.

I heard audio 2BL a couple of times in 2016.  Its carrier signal is frequently heard here local sunrise in the form of a heterodyne.  But chances of hearing audio on 702 kHz are impeded by XEGN and another Mexican station.  

Also, in 2016, I heard bits and pieces of audio from 4BC,  but not enough to confirm it.

I often hear a strong heterodyne on 612 kHZ, especially around the autumnal equinox.  It has remained elusive owning to KCSP on 610.  

Good DX.

Richard.


On Oct 20, 2019, at 16:25, William Renton via Groups.Io <william_renton=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:


Hi Richard,

Interesting results. Have you ever managed to receive Australia at audible levels from Perry, OK? The carrier was most likely 4QD Emerald. 

There is one guy from Michigan (kilokat7 on YT) who regularly receives Australia around the equinox months. 

Best regards,

William. 

On Monday, 21 October 2019, 12:27:58 am AEDT, Richard Allen via Groups.Io <dx747j=me.com@groups.io> wrote:


TP DX was somewhat improved here today (LSR 1242).
567 unID (JOIK?) trace of signal at 1201 and 1232.
594 JOAK poor with what sounded like a sports event at 1217.
603 unID trace of signal at 1231.
693 JOAB barely audible in KGGF slop at 1229.
702 unID strong carrier from NW at 1219.
738 unID weak carrier in KRMG slop at 1220.
747 JO|B poor at 1002 and 1216.
774 JOUB poor at 1026; fair at 1048 on R75; fair on Skywave at 1100; poor at 1215.
828 JOBB poor // JOUB at 1229.
972 HLCA barely audible on R75 at 1046; fair on Skywave at 1102.
1134 JOQR barely audible to poor at 1136-1144s; fading in and out barely audible at 1209-1212.
1287 JOHR barely audible talk heard on Skywave with FSL at 0931-0934, not heard afterward.
1548 unID carrier from DU at sunrise.
Most of the stations heard today were with the Skywave receiver coupled to an ALA1530LNP aerial.  Its advantage over the FSL is it doesn’t require tuning.

Good DX.

Richard Allen, near Perry OK USA>



Re: Oklahoma TP DX 10-20-19

Richard Allen <dx747j@...>
 

William:

Yes, I managed to receive 3LO back in 2016., and at a level that I could be identified.  At the time it was broadcasting a program in parallel with Radio Australia (later heard via a podcast).  Sadly the ABC deemed its short wave service obsolete and shut down a few months later.   Since then,  I’ve heard 3LO  again - earlier this month.

I heard audio 2BL a couple of times in 2016.  Its carrier signal is frequently heard here local sunrise in the form of a heterodyne.  But chances of hearing audio on 702 kHz are impeded by XEGN and another Mexican station.  

Also, in 2016, I heard bits and pieces of audio from 4BC,  but not enough to confirm it.

I often hear a strong heterodyne on 612 kHZ, especially around the autumnal equinox.  It has remained elusive owning to KCSP on 610.  

Good DX.

Richard.


On Oct 20, 2019, at 16:25, William Renton via Groups.Io <william_renton@...> wrote:


Hi Richard,

Interesting results. Have you ever managed to receive Australia at audible levels from Perry, OK? The carrier was most likely 4QD Emerald. 

There is one guy from Michigan (kilokat7 on YT) who regularly receives Australia around the equinox months. 

Best regards,

William. 

On Monday, 21 October 2019, 12:27:58 am AEDT, Richard Allen via Groups.Io <dx747j@...> wrote:


TP DX was somewhat improved here today (LSR 1242).
567 unID (JOIK?) trace of signal at 1201 and 1232.
594 JOAK poor with what sounded like a sports event at 1217.
603 unID trace of signal at 1231.
693 JOAB barely audible in KGGF slop at 1229.
702 unID strong carrier from NW at 1219.
738 unID weak carrier in KRMG slop at 1220.
747 JO|B poor at 1002 and 1216.
774 JOUB poor at 1026; fair at 1048 on R75; fair on Skywave at 1100; poor at 1215.
828 JOBB poor // JOUB at 1229.
972 HLCA barely audible on R75 at 1046; fair on Skywave at 1102.
1134 JOQR barely audible to poor at 1136-1144s; fading in and out barely audible at 1209-1212.
1287 JOHR barely audible talk heard on Skywave with FSL at 0931-0934, not heard afterward.
1548 unID carrier from DU at sunrise.
Most of the stations heard today were with the Skywave receiver coupled to an ALA1530LNP aerial.  Its advantage over the FSL is it doesn’t require tuning.

Good DX.

Richard Allen, near Perry OK USA>



Re: Oklahoma TP DX 10-20-19

Paul Blundell
 

Great loggings as always.

Paul


On Mon, 21 Oct 2019, 8:25 a.m. William Renton via Groups.Io, <william_renton=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Richard,

Interesting results. Have you ever managed to receive Australia at audible levels from Perry, OK? The carrier was most likely 4QD Emerald. 

There is one guy from Michigan (kilokat7 on YT) who regularly receives Australia around the equinox months. 

Best regards,

William. 

On Monday, 21 October 2019, 12:27:58 am AEDT, Richard Allen via Groups.Io <dx747j=me.com@groups.io> wrote:


TP DX was somewhat improved here today (LSR 1242).
567 unID (JOIK?) trace of signal at 1201 and 1232.
594 JOAK poor with what sounded like a sports event at 1217.
603 unID trace of signal at 1231.
693 JOAB barely audible in KGGF slop at 1229.
702 unID strong carrier from NW at 1219.
738 unID weak carrier in KRMG slop at 1220.
747 JO|B poor at 1002 and 1216.
774 JOUB poor at 1026; fair at 1048 on R75; fair on Skywave at 1100; poor at 1215.
828 JOBB poor // JOUB at 1229.
972 HLCA barely audible on R75 at 1046; fair on Skywave at 1102.
1134 JOQR barely audible to poor at 1136-1144s; fading in and out barely audible at 1209-1212.
1287 JOHR barely audible talk heard on Skywave with FSL at 0931-0934, not heard afterward.
1548 unID carrier from DU at sunrise.
Most of the stations heard today were with the Skywave receiver coupled to an ALA1530LNP aerial.  Its advantage over the FSL is it doesn’t require tuning.

Good DX.

Richard Allen, near Perry OK USA>



--
Paul - Moderator
UltralightDX


Re: Oklahoma TP DX 10-20-19

William Renton
 

Hi Richard,

Interesting results. Have you ever managed to receive Australia at audible levels from Perry, OK? The carrier was most likely 4QD Emerald. 

There is one guy from Michigan (kilokat7 on YT) who regularly receives Australia around the equinox months. 

Best regards,

William. 

On Monday, 21 October 2019, 12:27:58 am AEDT, Richard Allen via Groups.Io <dx747j@...> wrote:


TP DX was somewhat improved here today (LSR 1242).
567 unID (JOIK?) trace of signal at 1201 and 1232.
594 JOAK poor with what sounded like a sports event at 1217.
603 unID trace of signal at 1231.
693 JOAB barely audible in KGGF slop at 1229.
702 unID strong carrier from NW at 1219.
738 unID weak carrier in KRMG slop at 1220.
747 JO|B poor at 1002 and 1216.
774 JOUB poor at 1026; fair at 1048 on R75; fair on Skywave at 1100; poor at 1215.
828 JOBB poor // JOUB at 1229.
972 HLCA barely audible on R75 at 1046; fair on Skywave at 1102.
1134 JOQR barely audible to poor at 1136-1144s; fading in and out barely audible at 1209-1212.
1287 JOHR barely audible talk heard on Skywave with FSL at 0931-0934, not heard afterward.
1548 unID carrier from DU at sunrise.
Most of the stations heard today were with the Skywave receiver coupled to an ALA1530LNP aerial.  Its advantage over the FSL is it doesn’t require tuning.

Good DX.

Richard Allen, near Perry OK USA>



Oklahoma TP DX 10-20-19

Richard Allen <dx747j@...>
 

TP DX was somewhat improved here today (LSR 1242).
567 unID (JOIK?) trace of signal at 1201 and 1232.
594 JOAK poor with what sounded like a sports event at 1217.
603 unID trace of signal at 1231.
693 JOAB barely audible in KGGF slop at 1229.
702 unID strong carrier from NW at 1219.
738 unID weak carrier in KRMG slop at 1220.
747 JO|B poor at 1002 and 1216.
774 JOUB poor at 1026; fair at 1048 on R75; fair on Skywave at 1100; poor at 1215.
828 JOBB poor // JOUB at 1229.
972 HLCA barely audible on R75 at 1046; fair on Skywave at 1102.
1134 JOQR barely audible to poor at 1136-1144s; fading in and out barely audible at 1209-1212.
1287 JOHR barely audible talk heard on Skywave with FSL at 0931-0934, not heard afterward.
1548 unID carrier from DU at sunrise.
Most of the stations heard today were with the Skywave receiver coupled to an ALA1530LNP aerial. Its advantage over the FSL is it doesn’t require tuning.

Good DX.

Richard Allen, near Perry OK USA>


Re: Group Stats / Future Plans

Neil Goldstein
 

I always referred to that as the "SHIDAS Touch"

I see on some of my groups, people complaining about the "short notice".
We have been harping on this ever since Yahoo merged with AOL!

I worked for AOL and know their affinity for shutting down useful things, but YG was an awful platform for the last half-decade or so anyway.  When Verizon came into the picture and picked that amazing name (OATHmeal) the deal was done as far as I was concerned. Lucky that Flickr got spun out separately or all of that would be lost as well.

--
Neil Goldstein  W2NDG  WQXD361
http://www.neilgoldstein.com


Re: Holiday - Possible DXing Targets

Gary DeBock
 

Hello William (and Paul),
 
Welcome to the group, William!
 
Since long range Australian DX is one of our annual targets at the Rockwork ocean cliff in Oregon, I have always had a special interest in your country's stations, as well as Australian DXers. In a couple of weeks Chris Rogers of Narre Warren, Victoria will be joining Craig Barnes and yours truly in an Ultralight DXpedition to Poipu, Hawaii, which is a tremendous stroke of luck for us. He is very skillful in chasing South American and Caribbean DX, having just scored amazing results in his June Rarotonga trip. That type of DX never shows up at the Rockwork cliff, which tends to block out any type DX not coming from the South Pacific. So we would have been willing to trade three first round draft picks in order to get him! :-) Of course DXing in Hawaii is a tough job with many distractions, but somebody's got to do it (photo attached).

Have fun during your cruise, Paul, and may the Ferrite Force be with you!

73, Gary DeBock, N7EKX (in Puyallup, WA, USA)

 


Re: Holiday - Possible DXing Targets

William Renton
 

Hi Paul,

I live in Sydney, Australia, and have some experience DXing along the coast from Melbourne to Brisbane. The Tasman Sea coast (NSW) is better for overseas DX. Down near Melbourne you will likely only receive Australia and NZ stuff, unless you happen to get lucky with a freak opening to Asia. 

My favoured locations along the Tasman Sea coast, from south to north, are:

* Tathra Headland [-36.726430, 149.989649]. Large park with picnic tables. Tathra is a very nice place to spend a night also. 

* Dalmeny Headland [-36.171194, 150.134718]. There is a nice lookout over the water and it's not too crowded. You can go in front of the lookout onto a small grassed area and not be seen from the road also. Dalmeny is also a nice holiday town with plenty of Air BNB accommodation. 

* Wombarra Rock Pool [-34.2793039, 150.9561688]. Near Wollongong. Nice spot right on the beach with two picnic tables, plus a little area above the beach which has a stone slab to rest a loop on. Can get crowded, especially in the summer months. Other locations in the vicinity feature high cliffs with direct ocean frontage, similar to Gary De Bock's Oregon spots. 

* Tania Park, Balgowlah Heights [-33.8085494, 151.2689282]. Within the Sydney metropolitan area but away from the local blowtorches. High spot overlooking Manly Beach. I haven't tried this location personally but it's a favoured spot for amateur radio enthusiasts. I have tried nearby Mona Vale with good results. 

* Boambee Headland, Sawtell: [-30.3556314, 153.1017145]. Near Coffs Harbour. High headland with picnic tables. Can get very crowded even in winter. 

* Woolgoolga Headland, Woolgoolga [-30.131628, 153.1685083]. Just north of Coffs Harbour. High headland with central stone bench, lookout. Extremely crowded though. 

* North Stradbroke Island/Point Lookout. This large island is accessed by ferry from Brisbane's southern suburbs. I haven't tried it but I'm sure the results would be impressive, especially on the seaward side near the village of Point Lookout. Best to stay on the island as the last ferry back to the mainland is just after dark (which is why I didn't make the trip). I did go to Bribie Island, just north of Brisbane, but the results there weren't all that great. 

Hope this helps and have a great trip, 

William Renton
Sydney, Australia. 

(PS- If you do end up going to Wombarra or Balgowlah Heights, let me know!) 

 

 


Re: Yahoo Groups Notice- Content Removal

Phillip Fimiani
 

Yup theres Ultralight - main and Ultralight experimenters groups



On Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 4:13:57 PM EDT, Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:


I believe that we moved all of our content across when we moved the group earlier this year.

Paul

On Thu, 17 Oct 2019, 1:22 a.m. Phil Pasteur, <ppasteur@q.com> wrote:
This was posted in the Celestron_AS group. The link is to software that allows one to download content from groups. I haven't checked into it further.

"

Yahoo groups are closing on December 14th.

 

All content will be deleted.

 

If you want to backup the posts, photos & files from this group you can use a program called PG Offline.

 

It has a 14 day free trial which will be ample time to download this group.

 

http://www.personalgroupware.com/downloads.htm

 

Cheers,

 

Wilson Logan (PGO Creator)."

--
Paul - Moderator
UltralightDX

--
73
Phil
KD2HTN / WA2069SWL
Long: 34.210293 Lat:-78.057048
FM04xf 30dl


Re: Group Stats / Future Plans

Andy ZL3AG
 

Private is the way to go, IMHO.

The group data transfer is easy, but no longer free. I imagine they're being bombarded with transfer requests right now, for the people who didn't see the writing on the wall years ago. groups.io is going down for maintenance soon for 2 hours- probably to upgrade their systems to cope with the onslaught!

The guy running groups.io is the one who originally built Yahoo Groups before Yahoo bought it out and screwed it up. Yahoo = Inverted Midas Touch.

On 17/10/19 5:36 pm, Todd via Groups.Io wrote:
Hi Gary,
With the demise of Yahoo Groups scheduled for Dec 14, 2019, I have the responsibility of transferring the ICDX, and ICDX Australia AM/FM/TV DX groups to the groups.io website.
I was automatically invited and transferred from the former Ultralight Radio Yahoo group. I didn't even need a password.
When creating a new groups.io group, there is the option of displaying all messages and content to anyone on the Internet. Even non-members can read posts. Does this create a potential problem with spam? If spammers have access to individual e-mail addresses in message posts, they could record this for later use. Has anyone had issues with increased spam associated with full public access DX discussion groups such as ultralightdx.groups.io? <https://ultralightdx.groups.io/>
If so, I may elect to create new groups as hidden from general public view, i.e. only members can view postings.
I gather the message posts and files transfer from Yahoo Groups was easy enough.
Regards,
Todd
_._,_._,_


Re: Group Stats / Future Plans

Gary DeBock
 

Hi Todd,

<<<   When creating a new groups.io group, there is the option of displaying all messages and content to anyone on the Internet. Even non-members can read posts. Does this create a potential problem with spam? If spammers have access to individual e-mail addresses in message posts, they could record this for later use. Has anyone had issues with increased spam associated with full public access DX discussion groups such as ultralightdx.groups.io?
   >>>

To my knowledge there haven't been any issues with spam postings to our new Groups.io site, although the previous Yahoo group site did have quite a few spam messages (which the Moderators quickly deleted, before they were widely viewed).

Groups.io has a requirement that initial messages from a new member must be approved by a Moderator before they can be posted-- a requirement that is actually a pretty good "spam filter." Any spammer that attempts to post on a Groups.io site would probably be given the boot by the Moderator before their spam message would ever be posted, and seen. As such, Groups.io sites are relatively spam-free.

As for a spammer using a list of email addresses to send out their spam, there isn't much of a defense against this. Spam emails are pervasive, but once you get a spam message you can always mark it as such, after which your spam filter should kick in and delete all such messages from the same sender in the future.   

Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
   


-----Original Message-----
From: Todd via Groups.Io <toddemslie@...>
To: main <main@UltralightDX.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Oct 16, 2019 9:36 pm
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Group Stats / Future Plans

Hi Gary,

With the demise of Yahoo Groups scheduled for Dec 14, 2019, I have the responsibility of transferring the ICDX, and ICDX Australia AM/FM/TV DX groups to the groups.io website.

I was automatically invited and transferred from the former Ultralight Radio Yahoo group. I didn't even need a password.

When creating a new groups.io group, there is the option of displaying all messages and content to anyone on the Internet. Even non-members can read posts. Does this create a potential problem with spam? If spammers have access to individual e-mail addresses in message posts, they could record this for later use. Has anyone had issues with increased spam associated with full public access DX discussion groups such as ultralightdx.groups.io?

If so, I may elect to create new groups as hidden from general public view, i.e. only members can view postings.

I gather the message posts and files transfer from Yahoo Groups was easy enough.

Regards,

Todd


Re: Group Stats / Future Plans

Todd
 

Hi Gary,

With the demise of Yahoo Groups scheduled for Dec 14, 2019, I have the responsibility of transferring the ICDX, and ICDX Australia AM/FM/TV DX groups to the groups.io website.

I was automatically invited and transferred from the former Ultralight Radio Yahoo group. I didn't even need a password.

When creating a new groups.io group, there is the option of displaying all messages and content to anyone on the Internet. Even non-members can read posts. Does this create a potential problem with spam? If spammers have access to individual e-mail addresses in message posts, they could record this for later use. Has anyone had issues with increased spam associated with full public access DX discussion groups such as ultralightdx.groups.io?

If so, I may elect to create new groups as hidden from general public view, i.e. only members can view postings.

I gather the message posts and files transfer from Yahoo Groups was easy enough.

Regards,

Todd


Re: Yahoo Groups Notice- Content Removal

Paul Blundell
 

I believe that we moved all of our content across when we moved the group earlier this year.

Paul

On Thu, 17 Oct 2019, 1:22 a.m. Phil Pasteur, <ppasteur@q.com> wrote:
This was posted in the Celestron_AS group. The link is to software that allows one to download content from groups. I haven't checked into it further.

"

Yahoo groups are closing on December 14th.

 

All content will be deleted.

 

If you want to backup the posts, photos & files from this group you can use a program called PG Offline.

 

It has a 14 day free trial which will be ample time to download this group.

 

http://www.personalgroupware.com/downloads.htm

 

Cheers,

 

Wilson Logan (PGO Creator)."


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Paul - Moderator
UltralightDX


Re: Yahoo Groups Notice- Content Removal

Phil Pasteur
 

This was posted in the Celestron_AS group. The link is to software that allows one to download content from groups. I haven't checked into it further.

"

Yahoo groups are closing on December 14th.

 

All content will be deleted.

 

If you want to backup the posts, photos & files from this group you can use a program called PG Offline.

 

It has a 14 day free trial which will be ample time to download this group.

 

http://www.personalgroupware.com/downloads.htm

 

Cheers,

 

Wilson Logan (PGO Creator)."

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