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Airband Listening

Paul Blundell
 

As some ultralight radios also cover the VHF Airband, I have published a guide on this.


http://ultralightradiodxing.blogspot.com/2020/05/airband-guide-to-airband-radio-listening.html
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Ultralight Radio DXing Session - 6/05/2020

Paul Blundell
 

DATE: 06/05/2020
TIME: 21:35 – 22:05
LOCATION: Home, Launceston Tasmania.
RADIO / AERIAL: Digitech AR1733 / 3” FSL Aerial

 
FREQ
 
 
Station
SIGNAL
Pw
NOTES
558
kHz
 -
6WA
weak
50k
Logged @ 2769km
711
kHz
 -
4QW
good
10k
Logged @ 1501km
729
kHz
 -
5RN
good
50k
Logged @ 1042km
783
kHz
 -
8AL
poor
2k
Logged @ 2327km
792
kHz
 -
4RN
average
25k
Logged @ 1645km
891
kHz
 -
5AN
good
50k
Logged @ 1045km
909
kHz
 -
STAR
poor
 
Logged @ 2512km
1539
kHz
 -
5-HPON
average
5k
Logged @ 1045km
1548
kHz
 -
4QD
good
50k
Logged @ 1995km
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Re: Saying Hello

Gary DeBock
 

I agree with you, Andy. This gentleman (?) has just been given the permanent boot.

The kicker was that he didn't want any email delivered from the group, which makes it pretty obvious that he doesn't care anything about Ultralight radio.

Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)


Re: Saying Hello

Andy ZL3AG
 

Yep. Someone just joined the VLF group, posted the exact same message, but from an entirely different name/email.

On 5/05/20 10:27 am, Andy ZL3AG via groups.io wrote:
My "this is a spammer warming up" alarm just went off.
On 5/05/20 7:32 am, trendingfindings@... wrote:
Hey everyone, new to the group.
Excited for this group's content.
Hope you are all staying safe


KJJR Whitefish, MT DX Test Time Line

Les Rayburn
 

00:-00:53 Opening Voice Announcement
00:53-01:48- Morse Code ID at 10 WPM 700 Hz
01:49-02:49- Sweep Tones
02:50-03:01- Telephone "Busy Signal"
03:02-03:35- Sweep Tones
03:36-04:36- "Laser Gun" Sweep Tones
04:37-05:29- Theme from Netflix Series "Stranger Things" Synthesizer Heavy
05:30-05:54- Telephone "Busy Signal"
05:54-08:01- Sweep Tones
08:02-08:13- Telephone "Busy Signal"
08:14-10:03- Morse Code ID at 10 WPM 700 Hz
10:05-11:03- COVID19 Patch--Original Synthesizer Composition (Mostly low tones. Whale song type sounds)
11:31-14:05- Sweep Tones
14:06-16:01- 1 Khz Continuous Tones in Since, Saw, Square, and Triangle waveforms. Similar to old Frequency Tests.
16:03-16:47- Test Continues Voice Announcement. Thanking Todd Clark and Paul Walker.
16:50-18:39- Morse Coide ID at 10 WPM 700 Hz
18:50-19:57- Stairstep Tone. Starts low and climbs rapidly in frequency.
19:59-21:34- Sliding Scale Tones. Step from 500 Hz to 3,000 Hz every few seconds.
21:35-21:59- Telephone "Busy Signal"
21:59-25:42- Sweep Tones
25:44-27:32- Morse Code ID at 10 WPM 700 Hz
27:33-33:55- Telephone Touch Pad and Video Game Sounds
33:55-34:27- British Police Siren
34:30-35:45- Stairstep Tone. Starts low and climbs rapidly in frequency.
35:48-37:42- 1 Khz Continuous Tones in Since, Saw, Square, and Triangle waveforms. Similar to old Frequency Tests.
37:43-41:33- "Frankenstein" by Edgar Winter Group. Synthesizer heavy.
41:35-42:20- Test Continues Voice Announcement. Thanking Todd Clark and Paul Walker.
42:22-44:11- Morse Code ID at 10 WPM 700 Hz.
44:12-45:47- Sweep Tones
45:48-46:10- Telephone "Busy Signal"
46:11-47:11- Sweep Tones
47:12-48:05- Theme from Netflix Series "Stranger Things." Synthesizer Heavy
48:06-49:31- COVID19 Patch--Original Synthesizer Composition (Mostly low tones. Whale song type sounds)
49:31-50:10- Stairstep Tone. Starts low and climbs rapidly in frequency.
50:11-52:00- Morse Code ID at 10 WPM 700 Hz
52:01-53:37- Sweep Tones.
53:38-55:33- 1 Khz Continuous Tones in Since, Saw, Square, and Triangle waveforms. Similar to old Frequency Tests.
55:33-55:45- Telephone "Busy Signal"
55:46-58:43- IRCA Theme Song. "Hands Across the Seas" Marching Band Music
58:44-59:37- Morse Code ID at 10 WPM 700 Hz
59:37-59:59- Closing Voice Announcement


County Comm GP-5SSB/PL-360 display whine

UAC
 

Hi all, 
Wonder if any other users have encountered this: display whine especially in MW thru audio when radio is held in hand. This is the freshly released black radio. I have one of the gray ones (both gen. III) and it is perfect. Tecsun dropped the ball on this one.
Anyone know of a fix? Anyone else had it happen with your units? 

Thanks, 
Rich


Ultralight Radio DXing Session - 04/05/2020

Paul Blundell
 

DATE: 04/05/2020
TIME: 21:30 – 22:15
LOCATION: Home, Launceston Tasmania.
RADIO / AERIAL: Digitech AR1733 / 3” FSL Aerial
NOTES: Last night I spent some time searching the band, my focus was on logging South Australia stations. 
In total I logged 19 stations, most were average or good signal levels. 5SY on 693kHz was a good log, as I was able to null out 3AW who share this frequency.
 
FREQ
 
 
Station
SIGNAL
639
kHz
 -
5CK
weak
693
kHz
 -
5SY
weak
729
kHz
 -
5RN
average
765
kHz
 -
5CC
average
801
kHz
 -
5RM
good
891
kHz
 -
5AN
good
963
kHz
 -
5SE
average
972
kHz
 -
5PB
good
1044
kHz
 -
5AU
average
1062
kHz
 -
5MV
average
1125
kHz
 -
5MU
average
1161
kHz
 -
5PA
poor
1197
kHz
 -
5RPH
good
1242
kHz
 -
5AU
good
1305
kHz
 -
5RN
weak
1323
kHz
 -
5DN
weak
1395
kHz
 -
5AA
good
1476
kHz
 -
5MG
weak
1539
kHz
 -
5-HPON
good
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Re: Saying Hello

Mike Sanburn
 

Welcome!


From: main@UltralightDX.groups.io <main@UltralightDX.groups.io> on behalf of trendingfindings@... <trendingfindings@...>
Sent: Monday, May 4, 2020 12:32 PM
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io <main@UltralightDX.groups.io>
Subject: [UltralightDX] Saying Hello
 

Hey everyone, new to the group.
Excited for this group's content.
Hope you are all staying safe


DX2020 Challenge - 04/05/2020

Paul Blundell
 

DATE: 04/05/2020
TIME: 15:45
LOCATION: Home, Launceston Tasmania.
RADIO / AERIAL: Digitech AR1733 / 3” FSL      
NOTES: A mid afternoon session from home. Signals were a good mix with 3LO on 774kHz really hitting excellent signal levels with its 50kw signal.
 
FREQ
 
Station
SIGNAL
531kHz
 -
3GG
AVERAGE
621kHz
 -
3RN
GOOD
693kHz
 -
3AW
AVERAGE
774kHz
 -
3LO
EXCELLENT
828kHz
 -
3GI
POOR
927kHz
 -
3UZ
NILL
1224KHz
 -
3EA
WEAK
1341kHz
 -
HPON
AVERAGE
1422kHz
 -
HPON
POOR
1566kHz
 -
3NE
NILL
 
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Re: Saying Hello

Paul Blundell
 

Welcome to the group.

What Ultralight radios do you own and where are you located?

Paul

On Tue, May 5, 2020 at 7:39 AM <trendingfindings@...> wrote:

Hey everyone, new to the group.
Excited for this group's content.
Hope you are all staying safe



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Re: Saying Hello

Andy ZL3AG
 

My "this is a spammer warming up" alarm just went off.

On 5/05/20 7:32 am, trendingfindings@... wrote:
Hey everyone, new to the group.
Excited for this group's content.
Hope you are all staying safe
_._,_._,_


Saying Hello

trendingfindings@...
 

Hey everyone, new to the group.
Excited for this group's content.
Hope you are all staying safe


Win a Radio

Paul Blundell
 

This is still running and I would love to see some more people enter :)

Win a Radio
https://ultralightradiodxing.blogspot.com/2020/04/quiz-win-radio.html


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Ultralight Radio DXing Session - 3/05/2020

Paul Blundell
 

DATE: 03/05/2020
TIME: 21:45 – 22:50
LOCATION: Home, Launceston Tasmania.
RADIO / AERIAL: Digitech AR1733 / 3” FSL Aerial
NOTES: Last night I spent some time searching the band, my focus was on logging South Australia stations. 
As can be seen below, I logged 14 stations at varying signal levels. 5RN on 729kHz was the standout with several other stations towards the top of the band also being received at good signal levels. 
A few stations were missing, these are either very low power stations or suffer from bad overload / mixing from other stations. I am documenting these and will make tracking these down more of a focus.
 
FREQ
 
 
Station
SIGNAL
639
kHz
 -
5CK
average
729
kHz
 -
5RN
excellent
765
kHz
 -
5CC
average
801
kHz
 -
5RM
good
891
kHz
 -
5AN
average
963
kHz
 -
5SE
poor
972
kHz
 -
5PB
poor
1062
kHz
 -
5MV
weak
1125
kHz
 -
5MU
poor
1197
kHz
 -
5RPH
average
1323
kHz
 -
5DN
weak
1395
kHz
 -
5AA
good
1476
kHz
 -
5MG
good
1539
kHz
 -
5-HPON
good
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Ultralight Radio DXing Session - 02/05/2020

Paul Blundell
 

 
DATE: 02/05/2020
TIME: 22:10
LOCATION: Home, Launceston Tasmania.
RADIO / AERIAL: Digitech AR1733 / 3” FSL Aerial
NOTES: Last night I spent some time searching the mediumwave band, my focus was on hunting down some of those stations which I don’t log that often.
 
Two highlights were logging 6WA on 558kHz at 2679km and also logging 2ST on 999kHz, this is my first station on 999kHz from home, normally our local TOTE HPON station on 1008kHz totally knocks out anything either side of this however last night I was able to null this out enough to get a good signal on 999kHz.
 
558
kHz
 -
6WA
Wagin
594
kHz
 -
3WV
Horsham
657
kHz
 -
2BY
Byrock
729
kHz
 -
5RN
Adelaide
756
kHz
 -
3RN
Wangaratta
765
kHz
 -
2EC
Bega
810
kHz
 -
2BA
Bega
828
kHz
 -
3GI
Sale
846
kHz
 -
2RN
Canberra
891
kHz
 -
5AN
Adelaide
900
kHz
 -
2LT
Lithgow
963
kHz
 -
2RG
Griffith
999
kHz
 -
2ST
Nowra
1017
kHz
 -
2KY
Sydney
1071
kHz
 -
3EL
Maryborough (Vic)
1125
kHz
 -
1RPH
Canberra
1125
kHz
 -
5MU
Murray Bridge
1458
kHz
 -
2PB
Newcastle
1467
kHz
 -
3ML
Mildura/Sunraysia

https://ultralightradiodxing.blogspot.com/2020/05/ultralight-radio-dxing-session-02052020.html


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Re: KKOO 1260 Idaho booming in

Mike Sanburn
 

Tony, that is great that you can participate in the reception remotely! --Mike


From: main@UltralightDX.groups.io <main@UltralightDX.groups.io> on behalf of Tony Magon <temagon@...>
Sent: Saturday, May 2, 2020 1:27 AM
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io <main@ultralightdx.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] KKOO 1260 Idaho booming in
 
Thanks Mike

Hearing it on San Deigo SDR

73

Tony Magon VK2IC



On Sat, May 2, 2020 at 6:15 PM Mike Sanburn <mikesanburn@...> wrote:
Hearing a loud KKOO Cool FM simulcast from Weiser ID into SoCal and fighting KSUR for dominance. Even heard well in the Sangean DT160.  Mike Sanburn Lakewood CA. 


Re: KKOO 1260 Idaho booming in

Tony Magon
 

Thanks Mike

Hearing it on San Deigo SDR

73

Tony Magon VK2IC



On Sat, May 2, 2020 at 6:15 PM Mike Sanburn <mikesanburn@...> wrote:
Hearing a loud KKOO Cool FM simulcast from Weiser ID into SoCal and fighting KSUR for dominance. Even heard well in the Sangean DT160.  Mike Sanburn Lakewood CA. 


KKOO 1260 Idaho booming in

Mike Sanburn
 

Hearing a loud KKOO Cool FM simulcast from Weiser ID into SoCal and fighting KSUR for dominance. Even heard well in the Sangean DT160.  Mike Sanburn Lakewood CA. 


KJJR 880 DX Test

Mike Sanburn
 

Montana DX test coming in fair with KKMC qrm into Lakewood CA even audible on my Sangean DT160 Ultralight.---Mike Sanburn KG6LJU. 


KJJR DX Test on Saturday (May 2, 2002)

Paul Blundell
 

https://swling.com/blog/2020/04/kjjr-dx-test-on-saturday-may-2-2002/

KJJR 880 Whitefish, MT(Kalispell) will test for 1 hour at 10kw non directional Saturday May 2nd 12:01am to 1am mountain time. It will consist of morse code, sweep tones, along with various telephone sound effects

There will be no paper QSL’s issued for this test. Only emailed confirmation. Send an email to walkerbroadcasting@... with “KJJR 880 DX Test” in the email (You MUST put that in that subject line so I don’t accidentally delete it thinking it’s spam!). The reply will likely be a simple email reply with details of the station and confirming the details of what/when you heard it. You WILL get a reply from me in due course, please give me some time!

This is done on short notice and being kept simple as to not burden anyone involved. Thanks to Les Rayburn for creating the test material and Todd Clark for generously offering up the station. I’ve already seen communication between him and the station, asking them to block out an hour from the logs, so he can tinker around with things at the tower site.

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