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Azimuth and Equidistant Maps

C B
 

Paul,

Here is a link for the azimuthal map generating program.

Craig Barnes
Wheat Ridge, CO

http://hfradio.org/maps.html


Re: Finding DXing Locations

C B
 

Hi Paul,

Proximity to the ocean is a great place to start. I have found Google Earth to also be handy to help identify the suitability of a site. Public park areas by the water work well sometimes. When selecting lodging I always do a Google Earth survey of the establishment. I find waterside picnic tables are handy places to set up. An Azimuthal (Great Circle) map developed on the AZ_PROJ: Azimuthal Equidistant Map website. A It's free and you can generate a variety of maps by plugging your coordinates into the software. Different map sizes and regions of the world you would like represented. Handy to add to your excellent DXPedition kit. The equidistant azimuthal maps can help identify the water path to DX. Due the presence of Australia to your immediate north, perhaps beach or ocean cliff sites affording long water paths to the east, west and over the South Polar region might be worth checking out. Grey line maps, available online can also help identify potential propagation paths. I hope this helps a bit. I'm sure others can expound further on this.

73,

Craig Barnes
Wheat Ridge, CO

On Friday, February 28, 2020, 10:55:57 PM HST, Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:


Hi all.

I am looking for some advice to possible DXing locations and what you look for in these? 

Do you have anything specific which helps to narrow down a good location or do you try a lot and then come across ones that have something special about them?

Paul

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Finding DXing Locations

Paul Blundell
 

Hi all.

I am looking for some advice to possible DXing locations and what you look for in these? 

Do you have anything specific which helps to narrow down a good location or do you try a lot and then come across ones that have something special about them?

Paul

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Complete Portable Ultralight Radio DXing Kit - Feburuay 2020 Update: 29/02/2020.

Paul Blundell
 

Complete Portable Ultralight Radio DXing Kit - Feburuay 2020

Update: 29/02/2020.

After using this case for a couple of weeks, I decided I needed a way to keep my 3" FSL and radios off the ground and also allow me to rotate them together for nulling out stations and using the directionality of the 3" FSL to the best advantage.

I have cut some MDF to the required size and then have mounted a metal base to this which is then bolted to the lid of the case. It allows it to be rotated 360 degrees if needed

Photos: https://ultralightradiodxing.blogspot.com/2020/02/complete-portable-ultralight-radio.html


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Re: KWKH 1130 The Tiger - Strong Signal into SE Houston

Steve Ponder
 

Thanks for the reply. I also liked KWKH better when they used the country format. I grew up in the Shreveport-Bossier City area, so listening to country music on KWKH was a given. KWKH was my father’s favorite station. It was the go-to station for news, weather, and information for the Ark-La-Tex back in the day.


KWKH’s studios are located just off Interstate 20 west of Shreveport, while their transmitter site is located in north Caddo Parish off of Interstate 49. They have 3 towers. They use one for Daytime operation and all three for Nighttime operation.


73 and Good DX,


Steve Ponder N5WBI

Houston TX


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Re: First Trans-Tasman DX Logging with 3" Baby FSL

Paul Blundell
 

Thanks Gary.

I have a trip planned to the East coast for late March with a real focus on some DXing time :)

On Wed, Feb 26, 2020 at 12:08 PM Gary DeBock via Groups.Io <D1028Gary=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
<<<   DATE: 25/02/2020
TIME: 21:40
STATION: 1386kHz - Radio Tarana
LOCATION: Auckland, NZ
NOTES: Confirmed via online stream.   >>>

Great catch, Paul!

But other great DX like 558-Fiji is available out there around sunset on the eastern Tasmanian ocean beaches, especially now that 558-7BU has shifted to FM. Go get 'em!  :-)

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


 



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Re: First Trans-Tasman DX Logging with 3" Baby FSL

Gary DeBock
 

<<<   DATE: 25/02/2020
TIME: 21:40
STATION: 1386kHz - Radio Tarana
LOCATION: Auckland, NZ
NOTES: Confirmed via online stream.   >>>

Great catch, Paul!

But other great DX like 558-Fiji is available out there around sunset on the eastern Tasmanian ocean beaches, especially now that 558-7BU has shifted to FM. Go get 'em!  :-)

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


 


First Trans-Tasman DX Logging with 3" Baby FSL

Paul Blundell
 

 
DATE: 25/02/2020
TIME: 21:40
STATION: 1386kHz - Radio Tarana
LOCATION: Auckland, NZ
NOTES: Confirmed via online stream.

 
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DX2020 Project - Results

Paul Blundell
 

Over the past few weeks I have been really enjoying my "DX2020 project", I have now completed by 10 planned sessions and have some results below.

DATE
 
Earliest:
12/02/2020
Latest:
24/02/2020
 
 
TIME
 
Earliest:
7:15 AM
Latest:
9:00 PM
 
 
RADIO
 
TEAC PR130:
1
Digitech AR-1733:
9
FleaMarket FMRAD2:
0
 
 
531kHz-3GG-(5k)
 
EXCELLENT:
6
GOOD:
3
WEAK:
1
POOR:
0
NIL:
0
 
 
621kHz-3RN-(50k)
 
EXCELLENT:
8
GOOD:
2
WEAK:
0
POOR:
0
NIL:
0
 
 
693kHz-3AW-(5k)
 
EXCELLENT:
4
GOOD:
5
WEAK:
1
POOR:
0
NIL:
0
 
 
729kHz-5RN-(50k)
 
EXCELLENT:
0
GOOD:
1
WEAK:
1
POOR:
0
NIL:
8
 
 
873kHz-2GB-(6k)
 
EXCELLENT:
0
GOOD:
1
WEAK:
0
POOR:
0
NIL:
9
 
 
1053kHz-2CA-(5k)
 
EXCELLENT:
0
GOOD:
2
WEAK:
1
POOR:
0
NIL:
7
 
 
1125kHz-1RPH-(2k)
 
EXCELLENT:
2
GOOD:
1
WEAK:
0
POOR:
1
NIL:
6
 
 
1341kHz-HPON(G)-(5k)
 
EXCELLENT:
5
GOOD:
4
WEAK:
0
POOR:
1
NIL:
0
 
 
1548kHz-4QD-(50k)
 
EXCELLENT:
0
GOOD:
2
WEAK:
1
POOR:
0
NIL:
7
 
 
1593kHz-HPON(M)-(5k)
 
EXCELLENT:
4
GOOD:
1
WEAK:
0
POOR:
5
NIL:
0
 
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DX2020 Project - 24/02/2020

Paul Blundell
 

DX2020 - 24/02/2020

 
DATE:
24/02/2020
TIME:
7:45 AM
LOCATION:
Three Sisters Nature Reserve, Penguin, Tasmania
RADIO:
Digitech AR-1733
AERIAL:
3" BABY FSL
531kHz-3GG-(5k):
EXCELLENT
621kHz-3RN-(50k):
EXCELLENT
693kHz-3AW-(5k):
EXCELLENT
729kHz-5RN-(50k):
NIL
873kHz-2GB-(6k):
NIL
1053kHz-2CA-(5k):
WEAK
1125kHz-1RPH-(2k):
GOOD
1341kHz-HPON(G)-(5k):
EXCELLENT
1548kHz-4QD-(50k):
GOOD
1593kHz-HPON(M)-(5k):
EXCELLENT
NOTES:
An amazing early morning session from Three Sisters Nature Reserve near Penguin. The view is amazing and the DX was hot. All stations except 5RN on 729kHz and 2GB on 873kHz were received at varrying signal levels. 1RPH on 1125kHz was a real stand out as was 4QD on 1548kHz which hit good signal levels late in the session, when the tuning on my 3" baby FSL was "just right". I am really enjyoing DXing from this location and am planning on a longer session in the near future to really explore this location.




 
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Re: KKOH NV DX Test Heard in Central Indiana

Ward Elliott
 

Less,

The CW was the most noticeable. I think I heard sweeps and marching music as well but they were so faint I wasn't sure about it. 

Ward


Re: KWKH 1130 The Tiger - Strong Signal into SE Houston

Mike Sanburn
 

Nice catch for a bargain radio.  KWKH has made it to here in SoCal at times. I kind of miss their former country music format.

Mike Sanburn


From: main@UltralightDX.groups.io <main@UltralightDX.groups.io> on behalf of Steve Ponder <sponderdx@...>
Sent: Thursday, February 20, 2020 4:50 PM
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io <main@UltralightDX.groups.io>
Subject: [UltralightDX] KWKH 1130 The Tiger - Strong Signal into SE Houston
 

[Edited Message Follows]
[Reason: All - Forgot to include my signature lines in my original post.]

Listening to KWKH 1130 Shreveport, LA - “1130 The Tiger Fox Sports Shreveport Louisiana” - booming signals at 1837 CDT on 20 Feb 2020. I’m using my new Dreamsky DS-213 that I bought on Amazon for less than $10. It’s a DSP radio. Just heard a local ID at 1845 PM, “1130 The Tiger  - Your Only Place for LSU Sports.”

Steve Ponder, N5WBI
Houston, TX


DX2020 Project - 22/02/2020

Paul Blundell
 

Loggings and photos can be found here: https://ultralightradiodxing.blogspot.com/2020/02/dx2020-22022020.html
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KWKH 1130 The Tiger - Strong Signal into SE Houston

Steve Ponder
 
Edited

Listening to KWKH 1130 Shreveport, LA - “1130 The Tiger Fox Sports Shreveport Louisiana” - booming signals at 1837 CDT on 20 Feb 2020. I’m using my new Dreamsky DS-213 that I bought on Amazon for less than $10. It’s a DSP radio. Just heard a local ID at 1845 PM, “1130 The Tiger  - Your Only Place for LSU Sports.”

Steve Ponder, N5WBI
Houston, TX


Re: KKOH NV DX Test Heard in Central Indiana

Les Rayburn
 

Jim,

There seems to have been a nice “pipeline” from Reno to Massachusetts! Several reception reports from New England. Congratulations! 

I literally had not a trace of the test here in Alabama, despite having a nice null on WBBM. Cannot really complain, because I logged a nice ID on Radio Coro, which is a new station and country. 

On several recordings that I’ve heard the Morse Code sounded “strange”—and I’m not sure why. I’ll review all the tools that we’re using to generate the test material and get to the bottom of it before we do another test. 

Glad to hear that the sweep tunes continue to cut through the noise like a knife through butter. Nice catch! 

73,

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

CPC Chairman for NRC & IRCA. 

Perseus SDR, Elad FDM-S2 SDR, AirSpy + Discovery, 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 Feb 20, 2020, at 9:58 AM, Jim B <jim01028@...> wrote:

I was just reviewing my recording of the kkoh test. The morse code around 12:04 est sounds like kcos. I also heard a series of 32 or 33 sweep tones around 2:56 or 1:56 est.  Jim in Springfield Ma.


Re: KKOH NV DX Test Heard in Central Indiana

Jim B
 

I was just reviewing my recording of the kkoh test. The morse code around 12:04 est sounds like kcos. I also heard a series of 32 or 33 sweep tones around 2:56 or 1:56 est.  Jim in Springfield Ma.


Re: KKOH NV DX Test Heard in Central Indiana

Les Rayburn
 

Ward,

I worked with Paul Walker to arrange for the DX Test, and prepared the source material (.MP3) file to KKOH’s Chief Engineer that was used on-air during the test period. Your report of Morse Code at 2:04 a.m. matches up with that file. 

Nice catch! Did you hear any of the sweep tones during the test period as well? 


73,

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

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

Perseus SDR, Elad FDM-S2 SDR, AirSpy + Discovery, 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 Feb 18, 2020, at 5:47 PM, Ward Elliott via Groups.Io <dwrd759@...> wrote:

Reguarding the KKOH DX-test, I was also, able to hear Morse code beginning at 2:04 a.m. Central Time, lasting only a few minutes, under WBBM's city news format. 

The equipment used was a PL-600 + TCF antenna. 

Ward Elliott, from Dallas, TX. 
Happy listening!  

PL-600, PL-380, ATS-803A, PR-D5, PR-D4, TCF-Antenna, MFJ-16010 & 75' apartment wire.








Re: KKOH NV DX Test Heard in Central Indiana

Mike Sanburn
 

So glad that you heard the KKOH test. I listened to it on my Ultralight Sangean DT160 and heard WBBM here in SoCal as well. Mike Sanburn 

Sent from my iPod

On Feb 16, 2020, at 8:53 AM, "Dave Hascall" <dhinfomedia@...> wrote:

At about 0304 ET I heard unmistakable CW ID for KKOH, Reno Nevada.  Thank you to Paul Walker, the station and everyone else involved. 
 
The code ID was under WBBM.  I never heard anything else and I know that Paul has provided various stations with sound affects and tones designed to cut through the QRM.  I was actually surprised by the CW.  I had started to pay more attention to what they were saying on WBBM's newscast when suddenly I noticed pulsing somewhat messing with Chicago's news story then I heard the definite CW.
 
First Nevada log.
 
Logged on my barefoot Tecsun PL-606, making it one of my farthest Domestic logs on a ULR.
 
KKOH 780 Reno NV 2/16 0304 CW ID WAY under WBBM IL. First Nevada log. Dave Hascall Noblesville I


Re: KKOH NV DX Test Heard in Central Indiana

Ward Elliott
 

Reguarding the KKOH DX-test, I was also, able to hear Morse code beginning at 2:04 a.m. Central Time, lasting only a few minutes, under WBBM's city news format. 

The equipment used was a PL-600 + TCF antenna. 

Ward Elliott, from Dallas, TX. 
Happy listening!  

PL-600, PL-380, ATS-803A, PR-D5, PR-D4, TCF-Antenna, MFJ-16010 & 75' apartment wire.







Re: KKOH NV DX Test Heard in Central Indiana

Lincoln Thormahlen
 

I live in NW Indiana within ground wave distance to WBBM.  There was no way to hear through their signal, which I tested just a few minutes before the KKOH test with a barefoot Tecsun PL-380.  So I used the online kiwisdr in Spring Creek, UT to listen to the test.  I recorded the entire test, but alas it is a quite poor recording with lots of noise and a couple drop outs.  It is a MP3 file, but I am reluctant to upload it so that it doesn't get used for nefarious purposes.  Thank you for the heads up on the test, it was my first one of any kind even though it wasn't by my own radio.

Long time lurker in this group,

Lincoln

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