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Re: Australian Assistance Needed

Gary DeBock
 

<<<   I listened to that recording multiple times and the signal is to low down for my ears. I was able to pick out a couple of words but unfortunately no clue as to who it was or an id. I heard 4KZ in Poipu on 531 so it could have been that, or 2PM.   >>>

Thanks again for listening, Chris.

On that Oregon cliff it's tough to get much signal strength from the Australian stations on 531, although the Kiwi stations (531-More FM and 531-PI) usually hit S9 peaks every morning. By some quirk of propagation, the transoceanic signal boost on the Kiwi stations (and 558-Fiji) at the Rockwork cliff is usually stronger than any reception I've had in Poipu, Hawaii. The Oz and Kiwi reception is far more balanced in Hawaii, and not freakishly twisted toward New Zealand, like on the Oregon cliff.

My Rockwork DXpedition partner Tom Rothlisberger and I have discussed a Hawaii DXpedition later this year, but it depends on how the Pandemic shakes out. Both Hawaii and the Cook Islands are desperate for tourists, I understand. Stay safe!

Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
    


Re: Oklahoma TP DX 9-5-20

Peter Laws
 

On Sat, Sep 5, 2020 at 10:34 AM Gord Seifert <gks61711@gmail.com> wrote:


What is 'JJ'? Usage seems to indicate a language.

JJ - Japanese
SS - Spanish
EE - English
TAABM - There Are A Bunch More

--
Peter Laws | N5UWY | plaws plaws net | Travel by Train!


Re: Oklahoma TP DX 9-5-20

Gord Seifert
 


   What is 'JJ'?   Usage seems to indicate a language.


Oklahoma TP DX 9-5-20

Richard Allen <dx747j@...>
 

I listened from 1114 until past local sunrise at 1204 GMT.
594 JOAK with barely audible JJ talk at 1155-1157.
612 unID carrier from WSW at 1200, stronger at 1205.
702 unID weak carrier from WSW at 1210.
747 JOIB poor man talking in JJ at 1131, barely audible at 1139 and 1151.
774 JOUB poor-to-fair woman talking in JJ at 1114, fading away at 1121.
828 JOBB? carrier, no audio at 1149-1158.
Receiver: Skywave SSB with ALA1530LNP.

Richard Allen,
near Perry OK USA.


Re: Australian Assistance Needed

Chris Rogers
 

Hi Gary,
I listened to that recording multiple times and the signal is to low down for my ears. I was able to pick out a couple of words but unfortunately no clue as to who it was or an id. I heard 4KZ in Poipu on 531 so it could have been that, or 2PM.


Re: Australian Assistance Needed

Gary DeBock
 

Hi Chris,

Thanks very much for listening to the two mystery recordings from the Rockwork DXpedition. Usually on the "Kiwi Cliff" we get a mix of 531-PI and 531-More FM, so the 531 Australian station formats don't get heard very often.

There was an old country music song (from 1982) by T.G. Sheppard playing on a 531 kHz Australian station at 1326 UTC on August 10th (late Monday night, eastern Australia time). The presenter's male voice can be heard for a few seconds after the song, but the Australian accent is a little too tricky for me. Would you (or anyone else) have any idea which Oz 531 station might have this format?  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/wkxgmwwv2kt81divhel23uvqfh8l0bcn

Thanks again,
Gary



     


Re: Australian Assistance Needed

Chris Rogers
 

Hi Gary,
I have listened to the recordings several times and it is hard to work out but the first recording doesn't sound like the announcer Carter Edwards who runs a talk and country music show on 1000UTC to 1400 on weekends on 2PM relaying from 2SM. It is definitely not 3GG or 6DL. I think it sounds like the announcer Ray Hadley who runs a country music countdown and talk show from 2GB Saturday 1200 UTC to 1400 UTC relayed on 4KZ but I am not definite about that


Australian Assistance Needed

Gary DeBock
 

These two 531 kHz recordings were made during the Rockwork ocean cliff DXpedition on the Oregon coast last month, and both feature an Australian call-in talk station alone on the frequency. I'm pretty sure these are from  2PM in Kempsey (part of the "Super Network"), but the usual parallel station to confirm this on Ultralight radios (639-2HC) was MIA during the entire trip.

The first recording was at 1314 UTC on August 8th (late Saturday night in eastern Australia)
https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/axaacw3m9e8ixfgq4k1n0s36freev23r

The second recording was at 1246 UTC on August 10th (late Monday night in eastern Australia)
https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/2zsb9ycilrua5h13cgmbxz3oqqm6sscp

Any comments concerning the format and/ or host voices would be appreciated-- thanks!

Gary DeBock
(DXing at the Rockwork ocean cliff from August 5-13 with Tom Rothlisberger)


Re: electronic goldmine ferrite rods on sale

Paul S. in CT
 

Interesting... the 3 1/8" (80cm) length is suitable for a cake-frosting can (16oz!). Place them as inside perimeter: wind the coil outside. Might need 2 dozen.

Regards
Paul S. in CT FN31nl


Re: electronic goldmine ferrite rods on sale

Gary DeBock
 

Hi Joe (and Steve),

Thanks for posting the link about the 3.125" x .39" ferrite rods for sale from Electronic Goldmine.

They sound interesting, but in comparison to the Russian surplus ferrite rods (sold on eBay) commonly used for FSL antenna construction, their relatively short length would make their performance similar to that of the 62mm x 8mm Russian surplus ferrite rods, which were extensively tested in many FSL antenna designs during all-out experimentation for a 2012 article (posted at https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/mr7aec2o4fid5u4dc48xz0t6u9uto8xh

Back in 2012 (a year after Graham Maynard of the U.K. introduced modern FSL antennas) there were multiple controversies about whether ferrite rods or bars were superior, whether long ferrite rods or thick, solid ferrite was superior, whether huge diameter FSL coils with short ferrite rods could outperform smaller models with longer ferrite, etc. The article linked above was an all-out effort to honestly evaluate all possible FSL antenna configurations by recording their weak signal performance on fringe daytime DX signals, comparing the recorded signals against each other in switched A/B tests, and posting the MP3 recordings to back up my conclusions. This article was the experimental basis for the "FSL Antenna Sensitivity Score" conclusion-- that the relative sensitivity of any FSL antenna can be determined by multiplying the coil diameter by the length of the ferrite sleeve, as long as all other factors are identical (ferrite permeability, ferrite manufacturer, type of Litz wire, etc.).

So for the short ferrite rods for sale from Electronic Goldmine, since their size is similar to the 62mm x 8mm Russian surplus ferrite rods used in the "short rod" designs in the article, you can be pretty sure that their FSL performance would be similar (i.e. the least sensitive of all the different FSL designs).

Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)

   


Re: electronic goldmine ferrite rods on sale

Joe
 

Thanks Steve for your reply!
Certainly seem quite reasonable. I've purchased a number of items
from the Goldmine. I've never been disappointed!
73, Joe.


Re: electronic goldmine ferrite rods on sale

Steve Ratzlaff
 

I bought some of these about 8 months ago and tested them on the Q meter. They have good Q and I believe would make a good FSL, given their short length. They go on sale like they are now every few months.

73,

Steve

On 9/3/2020 6:03 AM, Joe wrote:
Hi Gary.
Sorry. OT but thought this might get your attention.
Would these be any good for a MW FSL?
https://www.goldmine-elec-products.com/prodinfo.asp?number=G19561&utm_source=Goldmine&utm_campaign=a6dc633095-MAY23-2014_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_15cb8e0368-a6dc633095-60297685
73, Joe-WA9LAE.


Re: August 2020 Rockwork Cliff DXpedition Video

Joe
 


CPC High School Football Updates for Sep. 2

Les Rayburn
 

Here is the latest list of how COVID-19 is impacting High School football and related broadcasting of their games as of Sep. 2, 2020 prepared by the Courtesy Program Committee (CPC) of the IRCA-NRC. 

The impact of COVID-19 is growing with more programs and individual schools suspending games, cancelling, etc. 

All of this translates into unique opportunities for DX’ers this season. With many postponements, we will have HSFB later into the season than is typical. With lower QRM late in the season, new loggings may be possible. And that’s just one example of how these changes might provide opportunities. 







73,

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

NRC & IRCA Courtesy Program Committee Chairman
Member WTFDA, MWC

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…” 


Courtesy Program Committee (CPC) Report

Les Rayburn
 

Attached is a report detailing plans by the IRCA-NRC Courtesy Program Committee for the upcoming season. 

Your input is needed. 





73,

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

NRC & IRCA Courtesy Program Committee Chairman
Member WTFDA, MWC

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…” 


IRCA-NRC "Most Wanted" DX Test List

Les Rayburn
 

The IRCA-NRC “Most Wanted” List 

The Courtesy Program Committee is seeking input from DX’ers about which stations might be most desired for a DX Test during the coming season. To be most helpful, we’d like to get the following information: 

- Your name and location. 

- Your list of “Most Wanted” stations including call letters and frequency. It’s also helpful if you can tell us why they’re on your list. 

-Any details about the station that you can provide. Programming, power levels, etc. 

-Stations that often interfere with this station or make it more difficult to receive. 

The “Most Wanted” list will vary by location of the DX’er, of course, but we’ll do our best to target the stations that make the list and persuade them to do tests. We’ll also publish the list and solicit help from DX’ers who may have contacts with the station or be in the local market. Sometimes the personal touch can help. 

Who Are Your Most Wanted? Send e-mail replies to this list or: 

les@... Les Rayburn

walkerbroadcasting@... Paul Walker 


73,

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

NRC & IRCA Courtesy Program Committee Chairman
Member WTFDA, MWC

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…” 


Re: X-band USA Listings

Les Rayburn
 

Paul,

Thank you so much for posting this. Very helpful as we begin another season. 


73,

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

NRC & IRCA Courtesy Program Committee Chairman
Member WTFDA, MWC

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 Sep 1, 2020, at 2:12 AM, Paul S. in CT <dxrx@...> wrote:

A lengthy list of USA/Canada X-Band Stations with programming & slogans

With thanks to Tony King  Sept. 1, 2020 via Glenn Hauser World of Radio

1610
XEUACH Chapingo MX Radio Chapingo
CHHA Toronto ON Punjabi 05-10 UTC
CHRN Montreal QC South Asian Format. Radio Humsafar

1620
KSMH W. Sacramento CA Rel. ‘IHR (Immaculate Heart Radio) Sacramento”.
R Rebelde Radio Rebelde CU (6 Tx ) SS .Distinctive 5 note chime on hour. Sync echo.
WNRP Gulf Breeze FL News/Talk Fox News “News Radio 1620”
KOZN Bellevue NE Fox Sport “The Zone”
WTAW College Station –Bryan TX ‘Newstalk 16-20 WTAW’ Takes C-to-C AM
WDHP St Croix USVI “ID 103.5 The Reef” rel/Tlk/Local music 0320.
KYIZ Renton WA Urban contemporary //KRIZ “ Z Twins”

1630
KCJJ Iowa City IA Oldies. “ The Mighty 16-30 KCJJ”
KKGM Ft Worth/Dallas TX ‘Country Gospel 1630 KKGM’ IRN News
KRND Fox Farm WY SS ‘regional mexican’ ID “La jota La Mexicana”

1640
KDIA Vallejo CA Talk/religious/life issues
WTNI Biloxi MS Classic Country
KZLS Enid OK News/Talk
KDZR Lake Oswego OR Conservative Talk “Talk 1640” “tha Patriot”
KBJA Sandy UT ‘K-Talk KBJA’
WSJP Sussex WI Rel. Catholic. “ Relevant Radio 1640 AM”

1650
KFSW Fort Smith AR Contemporary Christian “The Cross 98.7” [OKLAHOMA]
KFOX Torrance CA Radio Seoul. Korean/ EE ID on hour
KBJD Denver CO SS Rel. Radio Luz
KCNZ Cedar Falls IA “The Sports Station” 1650 The Fan
CKZW Montreal QC Regional
CINA Mississauga ON South Asian Format.
KSVE El Paso TX SS Mexican “Jose 1650 AM R. Suavecita”
XEARZ Mexico DF MX EZL orchestrals
WHKT Portsmouth VA GOS/rel ‘Praise 1049”

1660
KBRE Merced CA AOR ‘The Bear’
WCNZ Marco Is CA Relevant Radio
KWOD Kansas City FL Sport/Talk “ ‘The Score’
WQLR Kalamazoo MI Fox Sports. “ AM 1660, The Fan”
WBCN Charlotte NC Classical Rock
KQWB West Fargo ND Fox Sports
WWRU Jersey City NJ Korean Gospel
WGIT Canóvanas PR ‘Faro Santidad’ SS Religious
KRZI Waco TX ‘KRZI ESPN Central Texas’

1670
KHPY Moreno Valley CA SS religious . ESNE radio.
KQMS Redding CA “News Talk Airs C2C/Fox
WMGE Dry Branch GA UC/NWS/TLK Black Information Network
CJEU Gatineau QC Community/Children’s “Radio Oxygène 1670”
WOZN Madison WI CBS Sports Radio “The Zone”

1680
KGED Fresno CA News/talk ID slogan “”AM 1680 The Answer”
WOKB Winter Garden FL Rel/ UC “Gospel 1680” “inspiration Station”
KRJO Monroe LA “Classic Country” 99.7 The Legend”
WPRR Ada MI UC:AC “102.5” the Ride”
WTTM Lindenwold NJ SS Sport
KNTS Seattle WA SS rel.EE ID 00:10 after hr ‘1680AM Radio Luz’

1690
KFSG Roseville CA Contemporary Christian
KDMT Arvada CO Relevant Radio
WMLB Atlanta GA “Classic Hits 1680 “LA105”
WVON Berwyn IL Talk ‘WVON Berwyn AM 1690”
WPTX Lexington Park MD Adult standards
CHTO Toronto ON C & W
CJLO Montreal QU Oldies.
WIGT Charlotte Amalie USVI News/talk. Nets NPR 100w.(05/19)

1700
WEUP Huntsville AL Contemp Gos. .’Huntsvilles Heritage Station’
WJCC Nth Miami Beach FL World ethnic.’ Radio Mega 1700.’
KBGG Des Moines IA CBS Sport 1700
XEPE Tecate BCN MX Heraldo Radio Nwk
WRCR Ramapo NY Community station. 250w 05/19
KKLF Richardson-Dallas-Ft Worth TX Tejano/Conjunto SS/EE ‘Banda 13’
KVNS Brownsville TX Fox Sports Radio 1700’

Regards
Paul S. in CT FN31nl





logs from Beauvais

patrice.privat
 

Hi

Tecsun PL380 + AN200 mini loop, monday night.

918 IRIB Kerman
917 Radio Gotel, Nigeria with very long fading, to the point where the Iran generated heterodyne disappeared
but some very strong re surfacings in African vernacular. Best time round 1945Z

1539 Hindustani music, presumed Bahrati Pravasi, UAE
1494 Radio Revolution ? Rock hits.
1476 Radio Seagull with US Indie pop from obscure bands.

Any comment, correction welcome

Patrice
Beauvais


X-band USA Listings

Paul S. in CT
 

A lengthy list of USA/Canada X-Band Stations with programming & slogans

With thanks to Tony King Sept. 1, 2020 via Glenn Hauser World of Radio

1610
XEUACH Chapingo MX Radio Chapingo
CHHA Toronto ON Punjabi 05-10 UTC
CHRN Montreal QC South Asian Format. Radio Humsafar

1620
KSMH W. Sacramento CA Rel. ‘IHR (Immaculate Heart Radio) Sacramento”.
R Rebelde Radio Rebelde CU (6 Tx ) SS .Distinctive 5 note chime on hour. Sync echo.
WNRP Gulf Breeze FL News/Talk Fox News “News Radio 1620”
KOZN Bellevue NE Fox Sport “The Zone”
WTAW College Station –Bryan TX ‘Newstalk 16-20 WTAW’ Takes C-to-C AM
WDHP St Croix USVI “ID 103.5 The Reef” rel/Tlk/Local music 0320.
KYIZ Renton WA Urban contemporary //KRIZ “ Z Twins”

1630
KCJJ Iowa City IA Oldies. “ The Mighty 16-30 KCJJ”
KKGM Ft Worth/Dallas TX ‘Country Gospel 1630 KKGM’ IRN News
KRND Fox Farm WY SS ‘regional mexican’ ID “La jota La Mexicana”

1640
KDIA Vallejo CA Talk/religious/life issues
WTNI Biloxi MS Classic Country
KZLS Enid OK News/Talk
KDZR Lake Oswego OR Conservative Talk “Talk 1640” “tha Patriot”
KBJA Sandy UT ‘K-Talk KBJA’
WSJP Sussex WI Rel. Catholic. “ Relevant Radio 1640 AM”

1650
KFSW Fort Smith AR Contemporary Christian “The Cross 98.7” [OKLAHOMA]
KFOX Torrance CA Radio Seoul. Korean/ EE ID on hour
KBJD Denver CO SS Rel. Radio Luz
KCNZ Cedar Falls IA “The Sports Station” 1650 The Fan
CKZW Montreal QC Regional
CINA Mississauga ON South Asian Format.
KSVE El Paso TX SS Mexican “Jose 1650 AM R. Suavecita”
XEARZ Mexico DF MX EZL orchestrals
WHKT Portsmouth VA GOS/rel ‘Praise 1049”

1660
KBRE Merced CA AOR ‘The Bear’
WCNZ Marco Is CA Relevant Radio
KWOD Kansas City FL Sport/Talk “ ‘The Score’
WQLR Kalamazoo MI Fox Sports. “ AM 1660, The Fan”
WBCN Charlotte NC Classical Rock
KQWB West Fargo ND Fox Sports
WWRU Jersey City NJ Korean Gospel
WGIT Canóvanas PR ‘Faro Santidad’ SS Religious
KRZI Waco TX ‘KRZI ESPN Central Texas’

1670
KHPY Moreno Valley CA SS religious . ESNE radio.
KQMS Redding CA “News Talk Airs C2C/Fox
WMGE Dry Branch GA UC/NWS/TLK Black Information Network
CJEU Gatineau QC Community/Children’s “Radio Oxygène 1670”
WOZN Madison WI CBS Sports Radio “The Zone”

1680
KGED Fresno CA News/talk ID slogan “”AM 1680 The Answer”
WOKB Winter Garden FL Rel/ UC “Gospel 1680” “inspiration Station”
KRJO Monroe LA “Classic Country” 99.7 The Legend”
WPRR Ada MI UC:AC “102.5” the Ride”
WTTM Lindenwold NJ SS Sport
KNTS Seattle WA SS rel.EE ID 00:10 after hr ‘1680AM Radio Luz’

1690
KFSG Roseville CA Contemporary Christian
KDMT Arvada CO Relevant Radio
WMLB Atlanta GA “Classic Hits 1680 “LA105”
WVON Berwyn IL Talk ‘WVON Berwyn AM 1690”
WPTX Lexington Park MD Adult standards
CHTO Toronto ON C & W
CJLO Montreal QU Oldies.
WIGT Charlotte Amalie USVI News/talk. Nets NPR 100w.(05/19)

1700
WEUP Huntsville AL Contemp Gos. .’Huntsvilles Heritage Station’
WJCC Nth Miami Beach FL World ethnic.’ Radio Mega 1700.’
KBGG Des Moines IA CBS Sport 1700
XEPE Tecate BCN MX Heraldo Radio Nwk
WRCR Ramapo NY Community station. 250w 05/19
KKLF Richardson-Dallas-Ft Worth TX Tejano/Conjunto SS/EE ‘Banda 13’
KVNS Brownsville TX Fox Sports Radio 1700’

Regards
Paul S. in CT FN31nl


WCSZ DX Test Operator Name and Address?

Les Rayburn
 

The DX Test was operated by engineer Al Hajny. His e-mail address is: 


Mr. Hanjy has a history of being very friendly to DX’ers. Let’s be respectful of that relationship. He has not stated if he plans to verify reception reports. I know he’s a busy guy, so if he doesn’t respond quickly, please be patient. 

This was an unexpected mid-summer treat, and we’re grateful. Thanks also to Paul Walker who learned of the testing of daytime facilities and helped to spread the word. Can’t think of anyone who has done more to help arrange tests recently. We’re in your debt, Paul. 

I’m in the process of preparing a report on the test which will be published on DX sites and publications and also sent to WCSZ. That should be ready later today. The test was heard as far West as Seattle and also in Norway and Iceland. Impressive! 

73,

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

NRC & IRCA Courtesy Program Committee Chairman
Member WTFDA, MWC

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 Aug 22, 2020, at 11:44 AM, Jim Renfrew <jim.renfrew@...> wrote:

In the dozens of e-mails and FB posts that have gone out I suspect there was contact information for the test operater in one of them, but I'm not seeing it.  Can anyone help with that please?  Thanks, Jim Renfrew
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