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Re: Cruise ship dxing

Jim Hill
 

I did some beacon band DXing from a cruise ship many years ago, and had no problems.  Many fluorescent lights, but the weather protection seemed to shield the lights.  I used a battery operated portable radio on deck, near the rail.
Jim


At 03:50 AM 11/4/2019, you wrote:
I will soon by leaving on a southern Caribbean cruise.Our cabin has a balcony which may be good to dx from. I plan to take along a newly acquired C.Crane Skywave SSB ,a Grundig G2 and possibly a Tecsun PL-380.Has anyone in the group done any cruise ship dxing ? Do any of you have any recommendations ? Thanks for any help.Carl DeWhitt,KI5SF,Maryville,TN


1010 WINS daytime reception in the UK barefoot Tecsun PL 398MP

Peter 1956
 

https://youtu.be/2uWR5FTB8gQ
received this morning 05.11.2019 0915-0916 UTC​
Peter Wilson​
Blackpool UK


Re: Cruise ship dxing

Tony Magon
 

I would suggest that you go outside, down aft (at the back end) it should be a lot electrically quiet.

73

Tony Magon VK2IC


On Tue, Nov 5, 2019 at 6:45 PM Andy ZL3AG via Groups.Io <zl3ag=radioengineering.com@groups.io> wrote:

My prediction is that the QRM will be horrendous.

Sorry!


On 5/11/19 12:50 am, Carl DeWhitt wrote:
> I will soon by leaving on a southern Caribbean cruise.Our cabin has a balcony which may be good to dx from. I plan to take along a newly acquired C.Crane Skywave SSB ,a Grundig G2 and possibly a Tecsun PL-380.Has anyone in the group done any cruise ship dxing ? Do any of you have any recommendations ? Thanks for any help.Carl DeWhitt,KI5SF,Maryville,TN
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Re: Cruise ship dxing

Andy ZL3AG
 

My prediction is that the QRM will be horrendous.

Sorry!

On 5/11/19 12:50 am, Carl DeWhitt wrote:
I will soon by leaving on a southern Caribbean cruise.Our cabin has a balcony which may be good to dx from. I plan to take along a newly acquired C.Crane Skywave SSB ,a Grundig G2 and possibly a Tecsun PL-380.Has anyone in the group done any cruise ship dxing ? Do any of you have any recommendations ? Thanks for any help.Carl DeWhitt,KI5SF,Maryville,TN
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Re: Cruise ship dxing

Paul Blundell
 

I am off on a cruise next week but won't have any radio time, saving that for when I get back.


On Tue, Nov 5, 2019 at 11:23 AM Larry Smith via Groups.Io <larfla2=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Never did it from a big cruise ship, but did a number of times from US Navy warships with mixed results. A lot of electronic noise from search and missile radars and such. Plus you are wrapped in a steel Faraday Cage of sorts. Perhaps up on the main decks outside in the relative clear on big cruise ship may work better. I had some luck on a Carrier in the flight deck catwalks, but underway the search radars would sweep the signals every 30 seconds or so, as I recall. Onboard  smaller ships, not very much luck. And my time on brown water gunboats didn't allow me the time for hobby radio. You can also do it ashore on the beach with good results, but on a vacation cruise that probably isn't a priority. Regards.



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Re: 870 WWL New Orleans received on a barefoot Tecsun DSP portable in the UK

William Renton
 

Stations from the southern US can sneak through the Gulf of Mexico, across the isthmus of Mexico itself, and out into the Pacific to Hawaii/Australia. 

Well done on your reception too Peter. 

Looking forward to reading the log from the Hawaii DXpedition. Hawaii (or the Cook Islands) provide a convenient halfway point for DXers coming from North America and Australia. 

Regards,

Will. 


Re: Poipu, Hawaii DXpedition Team at Full Strength

radiojayallen
 

What a beautifully lush backdrop...it truly looks like Paradise.


Cruise ship dxing

Carl DeWhitt
 

I will soon by leaving on a southern Caribbean cruise.Our cabin has a balcony which may be good to dx from. I plan to take along a newly acquired C.Crane Skywave SSB ,a Grundig G2 and possibly a Tecsun PL-380.Has anyone in the group done any cruise ship dxing ? Do any of you have any recommendations ? Thanks for any help.Carl DeWhitt,KI5SF,Maryville,TN


Re: 870 WWL New Orleans received on a barefoot Tecsun DSP portable in the UK

Chris Rogers
 

Just got WWL at Poipu on one of Gary's supercharged C Crane skywave and FSL. Was expecting it to be a West Coast station but got a big surprise when I got the I'd on the hour. 


870 WWL New Orleans received on a barefoot Tecsun DSP portable in the UK

Peter 1956
 

7208 km
Not bad reception for a portable radio at such a distance!​
https://youtu.be/1kXZVFggedo​
Peter Wilson​
Blackpool UK


Poipu, Hawaii DXpedition Team at Full Strength

Gary DeBock
 

   Poipu, Hawaii is a very interesting place for DXers, with lots of long range action going on at both sunrise and sunset. There is ocean-based propagation enhancement coming from all four directions, and propagation shutdowns seem to ignore the place. You typically have a smorgasbord of choice DX coming at you twice a day, with limited time to process and adjust to this amazing new propagation bonanza-- let alone keep up with the more mundane necessities of eating and sleeping.
     Craig Barnes, Australian Chris Rogers and yours truly have suddenly found ourselves in this weird DXing paradise for 6 days (November 2-7), and we finally got together for a sunset session Sunday night in the back yard of Chris' condo. A retired L.A. County sheriff living next door helped us take a group photo (which is attached), and also shared with us how relaxing in Hawaii is the perfect way to decompress from the stress of his ex-job. Kauai has gorgeous beaches, lush green scenery and very friendly people, but for DXers looking for "guaranteed" ocean-fueled propagation, it's very tough to beat!

Gary DeBock (DXing in Poipu, Hawaii)

 

 


Re: Poipu, Hawaii Ultralight DXpedittion Kicks Off

radiojayallen
 

Sounds like lots of fun...enjoy and watch your footing on those ocean-side cliffs!!

Jay


Re: Poipu, Hawaii Ultralight DXpedittion Kicks Off

Peter 1956
 

Hello Gary
The audio recording is very clear. Thanks for uploading it.
I am undertaking very minor DXpediations stood up outside around 50 metres from home to escape the noise. I am mainly using an XHDATA X-808 which is not quite an ultralight. For anyone interested I have posted several recent videos of my transatlantic reception on my YouTube channel. I use an XHDATA D-318BT for making audio recordings. Works fine with ultralights too without causing QRN.
Peter Wilson
Blackpool UK
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Subject: [UltralightDX] Poipu, Hawaii Ultralight DXpedittion Kicks Off
 
     Our DXpedition group still isn't at full strength and we are still separated, but the Hawaiian TP-DX this morning was enough to convince any west coast DXer that he has suddenly been elevated into an entirely higher propagation league! South Pacific and Asian signals were fighting it out at S9 levels, with several like 630-DZMM, 918-RNK and 927-BCC testing out the crunch resistance of the Ultralight.
     As Walt has called it the session had a strong DU influence, with Australian stations dominating many frequencies when the FSL was turned their way. Bu just as easily the Japanese and Chinese big guns had their way on the same frequencies when the 5" antenna was turned (which takes about a second to accomplish). The DU-slanted propagation seemed to have taken a toll on exotic west Asians like 702-BBC, and the 1530 UTC AIR English news parallel received last year (927-954 kHz) was plastered by Taiwan on 927 and JOKR on 954. During a slight fade of 927-BCC the same AIR lady's English voice from last year seemed to squeak through at 1535, but this morning obviously wasn't the session to go after exotic west Asians or Indians.
     Since I hadn't yet met up with Australian (and South American DX expert) Chris Rogers I had an extra set of 5" FSL antenna and 5' PVC base to play with-- and play they did! They tracked down 918-RNK (Cambodia) at an S9 level for most of the session, as it completely plastered Shandong and the Filipino. What better way to make someone completely forget about west coast propagation? Here it was at 1629 UTC, all alone with Cambodian pop music    https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/5oigynv2zemzgmbtiyszjhwour2y8tvp

73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (DXing at Poipu, Hawaii)
Two 7.5" loopstick CC Skywave Ultralights +
Two 5" Frequent Flyer FSL antennas (on 5' PVC bases)
Photo attached with Australian DXpedition partner Chris Rogers (we plan a sunset session together today!) 


Poipu, Hawaii Ultralight DXpedittion Kicks Off

Gary DeBock
 

     Our DXpedition group still isn't at full strength and we are still separated, but the Hawaiian TP-DX this morning was enough to convince any west coast DXer that he has suddenly been elevated into an entirely higher propagation league! South Pacific and Asian signals were fighting it out at S9 levels, with several like 630-DZMM, 918-RNK and 927-BCC testing out the crunch resistance of the Ultralight.
     As Walt has called it the session had a strong DU influence, with Australian stations dominating many frequencies when the FSL was turned their way. Bu just as easily the Japanese and Chinese big guns had their way on the same frequencies when the 5" antenna was turned (which takes about a second to accomplish). The DU-slanted propagation seemed to have taken a toll on exotic west Asians like 702-BBC, and the 1530 UTC AIR English news parallel received last year (927-954 kHz) was plastered by Taiwan on 927 and JOKR on 954. During a slight fade of 927-BCC the same AIR lady's English voice from last year seemed to squeak through at 1535, but this morning obviously wasn't the session to go after exotic west Asians or Indians.
     Since I hadn't yet met up with Australian (and South American DX expert) Chris Rogers I had an extra set of 5" FSL antenna and 5' PVC base to play with-- and play they did! They tracked down 918-RNK (Cambodia) at an S9 level for most of the session, as it completely plastered Shandong and the Filipino. What better way to make someone completely forget about west coast propagation? Here it was at 1629 UTC, all alone with Cambodian pop music    https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/5oigynv2zemzgmbtiyszjhwour2y8tvp

73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (DXing at Poipu, Hawaii)
Two 7.5" loopstick CC Skywave Ultralights +
Two 5" Frequent Flyer FSL antennas (on 5' PVC bases)
Photo attached with Australian DXpedition partner Chris Rogers (we plan a sunset session together today!) 


Innovative Ferrite Antennas- Part Two

Gary DeBock
 

At the IRCA convention in Tukwila, WA (USA) last month I was honored to give a presentation on creative ferrite antennas-- and creative DXing locations to use them for maximum effectiveness. The "Part One" video was uploaded immediately after the convention on YouTube, at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJYhFLa9pk8
 
Some have asked whether there was a "Part Two" video of the speech, and in fact there was another video recorded at the time by my wife, who was probably struggling to stay awake while spending most of the day with a group of nerdy DXing fanatics. As with the first video, the presentation should be interesting to those eager to learn of the latest DXing tricks with FSL antennas and enhanced loopsticks-- and for those who lack such interest, maybe as a cure for insomnia?  https://youtu.be/pc_NpUbCetU

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


Re: Fw:

Marc Coevoet
 

Op 28/10/19 om 09:37 schreef Michael.2E0IHW via Groups.Io:
I assume the main issue would be performance at 160m of ferrite
rods nominally designed for lower BC frequencies. It would
be interesting to know if anyone has tried it. I had an offer
of ferrites some time back, but my pocket-money fell woely short
of the asking price :-)
Michael
I've had a small SW/AM tuner from "Crown", that performed well with its ferrite from 1.6-6,2Mhz ...

AM and two SW bands!

Marc
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Re: Fw:

Michael.2E0IHW
 

I assume the main issue would be performance at 160m of ferrite
rods nominally designed for lower BC frequencies. It would
be interesting to know if anyone has tried it. I had an offer
of ferrites some time back, but my pocket-money fell woely short
of the asking price :-)

Michael
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On 28/10/2019 00:50, Paul Blundell wrote:
Not something I have done but keen to see how it works out.
Paul
https://tassieradiorxer.blogspot.com/
On Mon, Oct 28, 2019 at 11:44 AM Dean wayman wrote:
...
At this point I'd  be just guessing,all my building has been focused
on MW and below ,, but it should be possible to make a FSL that
tunes those freq"s?
Surely some one else has more experience here .
Dean


Re: Fw:

Paul Blundell
 

Not something I have done but keen to see how it works out.

Paul


On Mon, Oct 28, 2019 at 11:44 AM Dean wayman <dx_plains@...> wrote:
Hi Michael :

At this point I'd  be just guessing,all my building has been focused on MW and below ,, but it should be possible to make a FSL that tunes those freq"s?
Surely some one else has more experience here .

Dean



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Re: Fw:

Dean wayman
 

Hi Michael :

At this point I'd  be just guessing,all my building has been focused on MW and below ,, but it should be possible to make a FSL that tunes those freq"s?
Surely some one else has more experience here .

Dean


Re: Fw:

Dean wayman
 

Hi:

Phil , as a matter of fact that was going to be my next experiment I have the AN 200 that i can sacrifice . hopefully soon I'll get to it ?

Dean

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