Date   

Oklahoma TP DX 12-8-19

Richard Allen
 

Possibly the best TP DX morning here in many weeks (LSR 1329).  Except for occasional fading up and down, JOUB was audible whenever checked.

567 JOIK poor at 0801 and 1043 with moderate 570 kHz splatter.

594 JOAK poor at 1128.

693 JOAB poor on barefoot PL-310 ULR at 1053.

702 heterodyne audible from 0812 until past sunrise.

747 JOIB fair on barefoot PL-310 ULR at 1051.

774 JOUB faded in with poor (readable) signal at 0721; fair at 0806 and 0910; fair on barefoot PL-310 at 1048; good on PL-310 & ALA1530LNP at 1112 and 1220.

846 weak trace of a signal at 0854.

972 HLCA heterodyne at 0737; poor talking at 0757.  

1098 heterodyne at 0816.

1242 weak heterodyne at 0804 and 1119.

1287 JOHR barely audible at 0732, peaking to poor at 0734.

1422 weak heterodyne at 1232.

1566 poor with choral music at 1235.

Receiver: Skywave and PL-310 with ALA1530LNP aerial.


Richard Allen, near Perry OK USA>



Oklahoma TP DX 12-7-19

Richard Allen
 

TP DX was better here this morning than for the past few days (LSR 1328). Again, JOUB was the most consistent signal received.
567 JOIK barely audible when checked at 1002, 1313 and 1325.
594 JOAK poor at 1324.
693 JOAB barely audible in extreme domestic 690 kHz QRM at 1333.
702 NHK2 (assume JOKD) strong heterodyne and barely audible talk // JOUB at 1254; het was audible through sunrise.
711 unID heterodyne at 1318.
747 JOIB poor with NHK TS pips for 0900, followed by woman talking; poor in 750 kHz splatter at 1000.
774 JOUB poor at 0821and throughout morning until fade out at 1330.
828 JOBB heterodyne against excellent WCCO signal at 0855; strong het at 1250; poor audio briefly at 1335.
972 HLCA strong heterodyne from 0956 until past sunrise; barely audible to poor talking at 1322-1328.
1566 HLAZ barely audible to poor at 1315-1316; fading in and out barely audible to poor at 1337 until close at 1344.
Receiver: Skywave with ALA1530LNP.

Richard Allen, near Perry OK USA


Hawaii DXpedition Loggings & MP3's (567-630 kHz)

Gary DeBock
 

     This is the second group of loggings and MP3 links from the November 2-8 Poipu, Hawaii DXpedition with Craig Barnes and Australian Chris Rogers. Highlights in this group included an intriguing 594 kHz UnID, six stations received on 603 kHz alone and an S9 Filipino on 630 that made me wonder if Hawaii had a new local pest.

     File review from this trip is proving to be quite interesting, with 44 stations already recorded on the frequencies from 530-630 kHz alone, and almost all of the band yet to come. For those interested in the full logging list so far (along with additional trip photos and narrative), a basic DXpedition file is posted at  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/ce392abiuf312qpkuc35emhgiw4cgvdt
    
567  JOIK   Sapporo, Japan   100 kW   Splatter-challenged reception // 729 only 3 kHz away from Kauai local on 570 at 1545 on 11-5 

https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/5a0ngpxqp9tuotjpbx8bdqyh5lker2u0

585  2WEB   Bourke, Australia   10 kW   Presumed the one with the usual late night music format not // 792 at 1536 on 11-7; some 590 Honolulu splatter  

https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/dggp27pj8k9hyxw53hdhe3eof7er87vz

585  7RN   Hobart, Australia   10 kW   Good level female conversation // 792 through 590 Honolulu splatter at 1513 on 11-6  

https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/0q9o6xeuvdt95gt2h8fe694i23nh0mmm

585  JOPG   Kushiro, Japan   10 kW   Splatter-challenged reception // 594 at 1548 on 11-5; modest signal, and unable to null 590-Honolulu  

https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/jaqd8uzolxg1a8q0x6t0dhnkvnrmrreo

594  3WV   Horsham, Australia   50 kW   Male-female conversation // 702 through 590 splatter at 1540 on 11-7; UnID female speaker underneath in mystery language  

https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/erswva5bnqn60ffw0mrriq0ktx7haj1i

594  JOAK   Tokyo, Japan   300 kW   Getting through 590 splatter fairly well with music and speech // 585 at 1555 on 11-5  

https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/epvmwv8h5c04f8hcoan29qsvs6yulnyg

594  UnID-Asian   Female speech under 3WV at 1540 on 11-7; doesn't sound like Japanese-- more like an unusual Asian language  

https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/erswva5bnqn60ffw0mrriq0ktx7haj1i

603  2RN   Nowra, Australia   10 kW   Female speech // 792 under 4CH male speech at 1546 on 11-7; only heard once during the trip 

https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/9w6lbb5wtn6yr7iry5cgzy0x4c4f0z5n

603  4CH   Charleville, Australia   10 kW   Male conversation // 612 at good level over R. Waatea at 1547 on 11-7  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/jin6omczdvtegmuuiuiovjw2etoqbjcr

603  CRI   Dongfang, China   300 kW   Vietnamese service signing on with TOH chimes at 1600 on 11-4, temporarily wiping out HLSA  

https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/e1lfk4d7192ekg2wf6biget5f3oituj1

*603  HLSA   Namyang, S. Korea   500 kW   Strong Korean female and male speech during TOH routine at 1558 on 11-5  

https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/l8r47bvlrum24g8m256g0hhrkmfw1j3j

603  Radio Waatea   Auckland, New Zealand   5 kW   The usual male Maori announcer playing Maori music at 1545 on 11-7, until losing the battle with 4CH https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/kjsooaujh131kw9f1rlhtxouaax22yxy

603  UnID- China   Chinese-inflected female speech mixing with rock music from HLSA at 1543 on 11-4-- maybe Hulun Buir? Doesn't sound like CRI https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/tkepm0hot1t0vi426cwr4k1t4ko5o1gr

        The K-Pop song on HLSA during the recording is "Summer Love" by Ulala Session (thanks to Chris Kadlec)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzbqvZj4BGY

*612  4QR   Brisbane, Australia   50 kW   Call-in quiz at overwhelming strength at 1548 on 11-7; this station and 630-4QN were at S9 strength every morning  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/g4hsaogp8no36i0e582otbdepbpt86p5

612  JOLK   Fukuoka, Japan   100 kW   Good-strength Japanese stock report // 729 at 1610 on 11-5  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/ppvmrja5clw1odjdqiww4fh9lu3p5ldt

612  UnID-DU   Instrumental music nulling southwest under 4QR during DU-slanted conditions at 1619 on 11-2; Star synchros?  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/ep6rnycy5sp41bq8romy68rzb15dh55n

621  3RN   Melbourne, Australia   50 kW   Male conversation about western civilization // 792 on a noisy frequency at 1558 on 11-7  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/l7tur9fv88rbno2o3462bga8w73ekvll

621  Pyongyang BS   Chongjin, N. Korea   500 kW   Typical female vocal music and Korean speech at good level at 1521 on 11-2 (with somewhat degraded audio due to an off-frequency transmitter, a long term issue)  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/g2nfia19yxvxhgrklcwjfjghituf71vd

*621  Radio Tuvalu   Funafuti, Tuvalu   5 kW   Typical island choral music at a typically strong level at 0828 on 11-2  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/cl2ho45963me9x4a9xf4hcavurstp8af

          Male speech in the island language at 0821 on 11-2  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/lyre51bpbticqj15e3c0y9aryks5wt22

*630  4QR   Townsville, Australia   50 kW   ABC fanfare at typically overwhelming strength at 1600 on 11-7; an UnID station with 5 + 1 pips is underneath  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/c1yskeq6k6prsdek43f4dt6ch7eln2f0

          Australian weather report and ABC promo at an S9 level at 1603 on 11-7  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/8g7vxlxa2ifzbmzg3xgu4adv9334mh86

630  BCC (News)   Ilan, Taiwan   10 kW   BCC chimes at the TOH, with both Chinese and “News Radio” English ID’s (at 53 seconds) at 1500 on 11-4  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/7j4x3c3vhvpz5ismeg4uzqjjcqcds9pg

*630  DZMM   Quezon City, Philippines   50 kW   S9 strength all alone with female ID at 53 seconds (“DZMM, 55 years in the service of the Filipino”) at 1623 on 11-2  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/pytyd1r42mbi6tynnhqnrum1d90cb9p4

630  UnID-DU   5 + 1 Time pips under 4QR’s ABC fanfare at 1600 on 11-7; probably RNZ in Hawkes Bay  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/c1yskeq6k6prsdek43f4dt6ch7eln2f0

630  UnID-TP   Female Chinese-inflected speech under BCC’s male Chinese speech around 3:45 in the recording at 1500 on 11-4; CNR2?  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/7j4x3c3vhvpz5ismeg4uzqjjcqcds9pg

 

(TO BE CONTINUED)    


Re: 540 kHz UnID-- Australian English Assistance Needed (Again)

Vimal
 

Well said,I agree with you.

On Wed, 4 Dec 2019 at 6:03 PM, radiojayallen <radiojayallen@...> wrote:
One thing I love about this string is how the internet has let us pool our resources. Before the internet many (if not most) of us were all by ourselves in our hobby, but I have met many people thanks to online discussions. With all the negative press social media gets these days I just wanted to point out one of its positive aspects.

Jay


Re: Tecsun R-9700DX or Tecsun PL310ET

radiojayallen
 

I agree with this assessment. I will also say that I have two of these...one bought way back when it first came out (maybe 10 or more years ago...it's been around quite long time) and one purchased last year and the older one is slightly better aligned then the newest one. It is a decent performing analog radio and I like it overall but having a fairly low accuracy analog dial it is not a DX'ing favorite...better (for me) for program listening and general band scanning to see what's there. Also has Pre-DSP Fm which is not very selective.

Jay


Re: 540 kHz UnID-- Australian English Assistance Needed (Again)

radiojayallen
 

One thing I love about this string is how the internet has let us pool our resources. Before the internet many (if not most) of us were all by ourselves in our hobby, but I have met many people thanks to online discussions. With all the negative press social media gets these days I just wanted to point out one of its positive aspects.

Jay


Re: 540 kHz UnID-- Australian English Assistance Needed (Again)

Paul Blundell
 

Nothing local to me so I agree with the above.

--
Paul - Moderator
UltralightDX


Testing my new Eton Elite Traveler on TA MW outside

Peter 1956 <pe1etr@...>
 

Poor TA conditions. Nothing audible in the house, only one TA station audible outside. 1130 WBBR.
https://youtu.be/WmeelGV3MOY

Peter Wilson
Blackpool UK


Re: 540 kHz UnID-- Australian English Assistance Needed (Again)

Gary DeBock
 

Thanks William, Andy and Richard,

Your helpful assistance on deciphering 540-Rhema's Kiwi English is greatly appreciated! I never could have figured any of this out by myself.

You would think that after having "discovered" the New Zealand MW-DX oriented "Kiwi Cliff" on the Oregon coast in 2011 I would at least have made some progress in understanding the Kiwi English accent, but to me the Japanese and Cantonese recordings are easier to figure out. Kiwi English and Maori seem equally challenging.

A few years back I sent a strange UnID language recording to my Kiwi transplant buddy Theo Donnelly, asking for his opinion of the language. He immediately chastised me for not recognizing that it was Kiwi English.

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


My new Eton Elite Traveler on FM

Peter 1956 <pe1etr@...>
 

See YouTube description and video captions for details.
https://youtu.be/-rsU9SLAVRM

Peter Wilson
Blackpool UK
NB the MW problems on the former model Eton Executive Traveler seem to have been resolved. I don't have an Executive Traveler, nor an Eton Traveler III to make a direct comparison.


Re: Tecsun R-9700DX or Tecsun PL310ET

Vimal
 

I have pl-390 in my collection of almost 15 good radios.
And would advise you to stay away from it.
It is a beautiful paper weight ;simply not worth your hard earned money.
Tuning and volume controls are the culprit; they don’t obey your commands.
Just my two cents.

Vimal Oberoi 

On Tue, 3 Dec 2019 at 6:35 PM, Glenn BRIDEN <gbriden64@...> wrote:
While the 9700dx is a nice reciever for an analog it is a little harder to tune a specific frequency.  The sound is good and it does a good job of receiving weaker signals.  You will find it is effected by noise more bit that is common with analog radios.  Accept it for what it is and you will enjoy this radio.

Sent from my Bell Samsung device over Canada’s largest network.


From: main@UltralightDX.groups.io <main@UltralightDX.groups.io> on behalf of Marc Coevoet <sintsixtus@...>
Sent: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 7:47:58 AM
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io <main@UltralightDX.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Tecsun R-9700DX or Tecsun PL310ET
 
Op 3/12/2019 om 13:35 schreef Hans Stam:
> Hi all..
>
> At this moment I have the Tecsun PL-660, and this receiver is OK..
>
> But I have the intention to buy the Tecsun R-9700Dx receiver
>
> Is there anyone in this group who own this receiver? If you compare it
> to the 310et or 380 is there a difference in the sensitivity
>
> And how about the noise? I live in an apartment surrounded by offices
> etc.. So not the perfect place to listen
>
> Any replies are most welcome!
>

I would not spend 60$ on a 9700, but on a 390 or 390 with mp3 player, a
398...


https://www.google.com/search?client=ubuntu&channel=fs&q=R-9700Dx&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8

I own one, it sits in its box, waiting for a true crisis in my other
radios ...


Marc
--
The "Penguin" has arrived - and he's not going away - ever.
For former Apple users: Xubuntu.org (menu's up left)
For former Windows users: Lubuntu.org (menu's down left)




Re: Tecsun R-9700DX or Tecsun PL310ET

Glenn BRIDEN
 

While the 9700dx is a nice reciever for an analog it is a little harder to tune a specific frequency.  The sound is good and it does a good job of receiving weaker signals.  You will find it is effected by noise more bit that is common with analog radios.  Accept it for what it is and you will enjoy this radio.

Sent from my Bell Samsung device over Canada’s largest network.


From: main@UltralightDX.groups.io <main@UltralightDX.groups.io> on behalf of Marc Coevoet <sintsixtus@...>
Sent: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 7:47:58 AM
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io <main@UltralightDX.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Tecsun R-9700DX or Tecsun PL310ET
 
Op 3/12/2019 om 13:35 schreef Hans Stam:
> Hi all..
>
> At this moment I have the Tecsun PL-660, and this receiver is OK..
>
> But I have the intention to buy the Tecsun R-9700Dx receiver
>
> Is there anyone in this group who own this receiver? If you compare it
> to the 310et or 380 is there a difference in the sensitivity
>
> And how about the noise? I live in an apartment surrounded by offices
> etc.. So not the perfect place to listen
>
> Any replies are most welcome!
>

I would not spend 60$ on a 9700, but on a 390 or 390 with mp3 player, a
398...


https://www.google.com/search?client=ubuntu&channel=fs&q=R-9700Dx&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8

I own one, it sits in its box, waiting for a true crisis in my other
radios ...


Marc
--
The "Penguin" has arrived - and he's not going away - ever.
For former Apple users: Xubuntu.org (menu's up left)
For former Windows users: Lubuntu.org (menu's down left)




Re: Tecsun R-9700DX or Tecsun PL310ET

Marc Coevoet
 

Op 3/12/2019 om 13:35 schreef Hans Stam:
Hi all..
At this moment I have the Tecsun PL-660, and this receiver is OK..
But I have the intention to buy the Tecsun R-9700Dx receiver
Is there anyone in this group who own this receiver? If you compare it to the 310et or 380 is there a difference in the sensitivity
And how about the noise? I live in an apartment surrounded by offices etc.. So not the perfect place to listen
Any replies are most welcome!
I would not spend 60$ on a 9700, but on a 390 or 390 with mp3 player, a 398...


https://www.google.com/search?client=ubuntu&channel=fs&q=R-9700Dx&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8

I own one, it sits in its box, waiting for a true crisis in my other radios ...


Marc
--
The "Penguin" has arrived - and he's not going away - ever.
For former Apple users: Xubuntu.org (menu's up left)
For former Windows users: Lubuntu.org (menu's down left)


Tecsun R-9700DX or Tecsun PL310ET

Hans Stam
 

Hi all..

At this moment I have the Tecsun PL-660, and this receiver is OK..

But I have the intention to buy the Tecsun R-9700Dx receiver

Is there anyone in this group who own this receiver? If you compare it to the 310et or 380 is there a difference in the sensitivity

And how about the noise? I live in an apartment surrounded by offices etc.. So not the perfect place to listen

Any replies are most welcome!


Re: 540 kHz UnID-- Australian English Assistance Needed (Again)

Richard Allen
 

Gary:

It’s definitely New Zealand.  Hawks Bay & Gisborne are on the east coast of the North Island of Aotearoa. 

Good listening.

Richard Allen.


On Dec 3, 2019, at 05:45, Gary DeBock via Groups.Io <D1028Gary@...> wrote:

This 540 kHz recording was made in Poipu, Hawaii at 1503 UTC on November 6th, and features a male speaker giving some sports news and a weather report. I suspect this is 540-4QL in Longreach, Australia with some local programming. The signal is strong enough, but with the accent I can't really pick out any local names to make sure the signal isn't Rhema from NZ. The weather report seems to have quite a few place names, all unfamiliar to me. Any Australian or NZ native speaker could probably dig out all the details very easily... help!  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/2842z2ptalg40wu9368645fbb79u76he

73, Gary DeBock (DXing in Poipu, Hawaii from November 2-8) 


Re: 540 kHz UnID-- Australian English Assistance Needed (Again)

Andy ZL3AG
 

Hi Gary,

Had a quick listen - heading off to bed soon. Definitely Kiwi.

Talking about English football:
"...cup holders Liverpool..."

then later NZ weather:

" ...Southern Wairarapa... Manawatu..."Horowhenua through to Wellington, partly cloudy with a few spots of light rain, Nelson/Malborough cloudy periods... ...heavy about the ranges. For Canterbury, mostly cloudy with scattered light rain, Otago/Southland..."

Cheers,

Andy
(Member NZRDXL)

On 4/12/19 12:45 am, Gary DeBock via Groups.Io wrote:
This 540 kHz recording was made in Poipu, Hawaii at 1503 UTC on November 6th, and features a male speaker giving some sports news and a weather report. I suspect this is 540-4QL in Longreach, Australia with some local programming. The signal is strong enough, but with the accent I can't really pick out any local names to make sure the signal isn't Rhema from NZ. The weather report seems to have quite a few place names, all unfamiliar to me. Any Australian or NZ native speaker could probably dig out all the details very easily... help! https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/2842z2ptalg40wu9368645fbb79u76he
73, Gary DeBock (DXing in Poipu, Hawaii from November 2-8)
_._,_._,_


Re: 540 kHz UnID-- Australian English Assistance Needed (Again)

William Renton
 

Hi Gary,

This is definitely the Kiwi with NZ English and mention of NZ weather including ‘Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa’. 

Best regards,

Will. 


On 3 Dec 2019, at 22:45, Gary DeBock via Groups.Io <D1028Gary@...> wrote:

This 540 kHz recording was made in Poipu, Hawaii at 1503 UTC on November 6th, and features a male speaker giving some sports news and a weather report. I suspect this is 540-4QL in Longreach, Australia with some local programming. The signal is strong enough, but with the accent I can't really pick out any local names to make sure the signal isn't Rhema from NZ. The weather report seems to have quite a few place names, all unfamiliar to me. Any Australian or NZ native speaker could probably dig out all the details very easily... help!  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/2842z2ptalg40wu9368645fbb79u76he

73, Gary DeBock (DXing in Poipu, Hawaii from November 2-8) 


540 kHz UnID-- Australian English Assistance Needed (Again)

Gary DeBock
 

This 540 kHz recording was made in Poipu, Hawaii at 1503 UTC on November 6th, and features a male speaker giving some sports news and a weather report. I suspect this is 540-4QL in Longreach, Australia with some local programming. The signal is strong enough, but with the accent I can't really pick out any local names to make sure the signal isn't Rhema from NZ. The weather report seems to have quite a few place names, all unfamiliar to me. Any Australian or NZ native speaker could probably dig out all the details very easily... help!  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/2842z2ptalg40wu9368645fbb79u76he

73, Gary DeBock (DXing in Poipu, Hawaii from November 2-8) 


Re: New style of FSL........I think ?

Tony Magon
 

Thanks Dean

Yes I would think that would be the first time ferrite has been in a loop this way

I do have a loop that I bought years ago that was made up in a basketweave style

It looks it was made up in a jig then fishing line was threaded through where the small sticks were to keep it all together - it used normal enameled wire. - Think it was about 9 inches diameter or thereabouts

I think the sticks on the jig were probably small skewers. Was modifying the amp that was originally in it - It is down in the garage somewhere - It worked very well.

Yes noise in the house is always a problem and Sydney - Australia is not a good location

Regards

Tony VK2IC



On Mon, Dec 2, 2019 at 1:04 PM Dean wayman <dx_plains@...> wrote:
A little more info:

Spider weave coils or basket weave coils are very high Q that's why the crystal set radio builders use them .Combine a high Q tuning cap (ceramic insulators) and this loop has very sharp tuning ,enough so that even at BFO setting like in LW you get a very crisp tune .

Also the basket weave coils have very little distributed capacitance ,some thing that has been talked about a lot when the first FSL builders were tweaking their designs.

Used inside most houses this loop suffers from noise as any very sensitive antenna does ,as far as i know nothing can be done about that ATM.

Dean


Re: New style of FSL........I think ?

Dean wayman
 

As far as I know this is the first time Ferrite has been used in a spider web coil ?

Dean