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Re: Daytime DXing Records Suggested

John H. Bryant <bjohnorcas@...>
 

OK, fellas!

Lets found a Most Distant Reception: Daytime record that we may expand into transmitter power categories later.  Daytime is officially defined as that perior from Local Sunrise + 2 hours to Local Sunset - 2 hours. What I'll need for a submittal is just like the other records.... Date, Time, Frequency, Station, Location, Distance and you might as well record tx power.  If it is very close to the edges of that definition of Daytime, please do take care.... but as usual, the honor system rules.

Why don't you submit them here on the group so we'll see the level of activity.  I'll collect data for a week or two an then do a record update.

John B.








At 05:23 PM 6/7/2008 -0400, you wrote:

At 02:14 PM 6/7/2008, you wrote:


Carl DeWhitt suggested:


Today i logged KKLL -1100-Webb City,Mo from 0853-0900 Central time
with southern gospel music and network station i.d.s on the hour.poor
signal.
It is my most distant daytime log this far up the band on an ultralight.
To date,i have logged 9 states in the daytime on an ultralight with my
most distant catch being KLTT-Commerce City,Co -568 miles.
States heard in the daytime-Ok,Tx,Ar,Mo,Ks,,Co,,Ia,SD&Ne.
How about new categories for most distant catch during the daytime and
number of states heard during the day ?


Hi Carl.....that is a GREAT Idea!!! I think Daytime Distance Records would add a New Dimension to this already Crazy Subculture of our Hobby!! As a matter of fact.....after the Sprint Contest earlier this year, one of my Suggestions was to open up a "Daytime Only" Contest Category for DX'ers who wanted to enter the contest by logging ONLY stations heard during the daylight hours!! It is amazing just how far we can sometimes hear stuff during daylight hours....especially in the Winter!!!

So.....Here is another vote John, to open up a Datytime Only Record......even if we just keep it simple and say...."Any station heard during Daylight Time"....that's Plus or Minus 2 hours of Sunrise and Sunset....as you mentioned John.

I really think it would be interesting to see what can be accomplished in this Sub Category. If it catches on....then sure......open up the Various Power Categories as well.....

I know when I entered the Sprint Contest in the Spring....MANY of the stations I logged for the contest were heard during the Daytime!!

I'm glad to see that Carl suggested this......and I'm sure there are others who would like the idea!!!

And.....If Allen Wylie logs Africa....or John Bryant Logs Austrailia during Daylight hours.......I SURRENDER!!!! HAHAHHAHA....

73....ROB.


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Box 1003, Stn. B.
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Re: Daytime DXing Records Suggested

robert ross
 

At 02:14 PM 6/7/2008, you wrote:


Carl DeWhitt suggested:


Today i logged KKLL -1100-Webb City,Mo from 0853-0900 Central time
with southern gospel music and network station i.d.s on the hour.poor
signal.
It is my most distant daytime log this far up the band on an ultralight.
To date,i have logged 9 states in the daytime on an ultralight with my
most distant catch being KLTT-Commerce City,Co -568 miles.
States heard in the daytime-Ok,Tx,Ar,Mo,Ks,,Co,,Ia,SD&Ne.
How about new categories for most distant catch during the daytime and
number of states heard during the day ?


Hi Carl.....that is a GREAT Idea!!! I think Daytime Distance Records would add a New Dimension to this already Crazy Subculture of our Hobby!! As a matter of fact.....after the Sprint Contest earlier this year, one of my Suggestions was to open up a "Daytime Only" Contest Category for DX'ers who wanted to enter the contest by logging ONLY stations heard during the daylight hours!! It is amazing just how far we can sometimes hear stuff during daylight hours....especially in the Winter!!!

So.....Here is another vote John, to open up a Datytime Only Record......even if we just keep it simple and say...."Any station heard during Daylight Time"....that's Plus or Minus 2 hours of Sunrise and Sunset....as you mentioned John.

I really think it would be interesting to see what can be accomplished in this Sub Category. If it catches on....then sure......open up the Various Power Categories as well.....

I know when I entered the Sprint Contest in the Spring....MANY of the stations I logged for the contest were heard during the Daytime!!

I'm glad to see that Carl suggested this......and I'm sure there are others who would like the idea!!!

And.....If Allen Wylie logs Africa....or John Bryant Logs Austrailia during Daylight hours.......I SURRENDER!!!! HAHAHHAHA....

73....ROB.


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Box 1003, Stn. B.
London, Ontario
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Daytime DXing Records Suggested

John H. Bryant <bjohnorcas@...>
 

Carl DeWhitt suggested:


Today i logged KKLL -1100-Webb City,Mo from 0853-0900 Central time
with southern gospel music and network station i.d.s on the hour.poor
signal.
It is my most distant daytime log this far up the band on an ultralight.
To date,i have logged 9 states in the daytime on an ultralight with my
most distant catch being KLTT-Commerce City,Co -568 miles.
States heard in the daytime-Ok,Tx,Ar,Mo,Ks,,Co,,Ia,SD&Ne.
How about new categories for most distant catch during the daytime and
number of states heard during the day ?

Carl,

Great going!!!  

I'd never thought to try this..... just right now with only your loggings (SOUTH DAKOTA, HUH?), I'd hate to add a whole 'nuther set of records... for 50 kw, 10 kw, 5 kw 1kw, etc. HOWEVER, if several people started daytime DXing, I'd first add just a single category for longest/furthest NON-COASTAL daytime reception and then if the interest built, add the full array of records.  I'd also strongly suggest that the daytime records be limited to daytime receptions  more than two hours away from either local sunrise or sunset.  Your KLTT would sure qualify.

True daytime DX (sunrise+2 hours to sunset - 2hours) , sounds exactly like something that I would enjoy this summer as I lay in the lounge chair on the deck.  What a great idea!

Thanks for the suggestion, Carl, lets see what develops.... and keep your loggings.... all of our records are retroactive when they are announced.


John B.
Orcas Island, WA, USA
Rcvrs: WiNRADiO 313e, Eton e1, Ultralights
Antennas: Two 70' x 100' Conti Super Loops, West and Northwest


New daytime log and ideas for new categories in ultralight records

Carl DeWhitt
 

Today i logged KKLL -1100-Webb City,Mo from 0853-0900 Central time
with southern gospel music and network station i.d.s on the hour.poor
signal.
It is my most distant daytime log this far up the band on an ultralight.
To date,i have logged 9 states in the daytime on an ultralight with my
most distant catch being KLTT-Commerce City,Co -568 miles.
States heard in the daytime-Ok,Tx,Ar,Mo,Ks,,Co,,Ia,SD&Ne.
How about new categories for most distant catch during the daytime and
number of states heard during the day ?


ultralight logs on the SRF-M37V June 6-7

Allen Willie
 

Greetings To All,


Decent transatlantic evening once again as follows:

1134 khz - CROATIA - HRT 0:55 UTC 6/7/08 w/ croatian commentary by
man ; fair

1431 khz - DJIBOUTI - R. Sawa 23:42 UTC 6/6/08 w/ French commentary
and The Chipmunks singing "Mr. Lonely" !!!, ID ; fair

1485 khz - SPAIN - RNE Santander 23:38 UTC 6/6/08 w/ spanish
commentary by man ; fair

1521 khz - SAUDI ARABIA, BSKSA Duba 23:21 UTC 6/6/08 w/ arabic
commentary and news ; good

1550 khz - WESTERN SAHARA National Radio of the Arab-Saharan
Democratic Republic // 6300 Shortwave 23:18 UTC 6/6/08 w/ spanish
commentary and music ; fair

1557 khz - FRANCE - France Info, Nice 23:25 UTC 6/6/08 w/ french
commentary and news Theme from "Fame" played ; fair


Allen Willie VO1-001-SWL
St. John's, Newfoundland
SRF-M37V barefoot


New Ultralight Firsts and Records Posted

John H. Bryant <bjohnorcas@...>
 

Hi,

I've just posted the newest Ultralight DX Firsts and Records to the Ultralight Files Area of dxer.ca:

http://www.dxer.ca/component/option,com_docman/task,cat_view/gid,87/Itemid,77/

There have been quite a few changes over the past three weeks. Allen Willie added Estonia to his 26 other European countries heard in the Barefoot Class (Can you believe it??) and my own trip to Grayland with an E100 modified to accept wire antennas (the first such at Grayland) garnered 6 new Country Firsts: Tahiti, Fiji, Tonga, Hawaii, New Zealand and Australia. I was also fortunate enough to establish four new World Distance Records in the Unlimited Class (Overall, 50 kW, 10 kW, 5 kW.)

Its time for some of the other denizens of the NW to take their Ultralights out to the Coast.  The Final Frontier is still there.  Who will be the first person to receive an identifiable DU on an Barefoot Class Ultralight???

John B.


Ultra-light DX logging 6/1/08

Norbert 26 <starship_2001@...>
 

heard at conimecut
(spelling) point park
beach on stock eton e-100 stock whip
warwick R.I.

107.5 WFNK Lewiston Maine
11:04 AM EDT battle for
the channel with WFCC
cape cod faded up to hear
frank FM 107.5 portland maine
had been fighting it out
with WFCC over two hours
while i was at park. Also
heard it 2 days ago
wasn't able to ID it till
today. 6/01/08





Ultralight loggings June 3

Allen Willie
 

Last evening on the SRF-39FP Ultralight barefoot logged these:


684 khz - 6/3 1:59 UTC - SPAIN , RNE 1 w/ spanish commentary by 2
men ; very good

720 khz - 6/3 3:38 UTC - GREENLAND , KNR Simiutaq/Nuuk w/
Greenlandic commentary by man ; good

1134 khz - 6/3 2:54 UTC - CROATIA , HRT Zadar w/ Voice of Croatia
ID, folk songs and commentary in Croatian; good

1370 khz - 6/3 2:52 UTC - WDEA , Ellsworth, Maine w/ song Hitchin A
Ride by Vanity Fare, ID ; good

1422 khz - 6/3 2:50 UTC - GERMANY , DLF Heusweiler w/opera singing
by woman; german commentary



Allen Willie VO1-001-SWL
St. John's, Newfoundland
SRF-39FP barefoot


Re: Sunday (6-1) Ultralight DXpedition to Grayland, WA

Mark <mark128.8@...>
 

Hi Gary

Thanks for the explanation.

Mark


on 6/2/08 10:16 PM, D1028Gary@... at D1028Gary@... wrote:

The actual audio recording, however, is always made on the station's exact frequency.  If a carrier is strong enough, there should be some audio on the frequency.  The actual mp3 recording will only have the station's audio (strong, weak or non-existent), not the heterodyne used to check carrier strength.


Re: Sunday (6-1) Ultralight DXpedition to Grayland, WA

Mark <mark128.8@...>
 

Gary

Thanks for the report. It’s always fun to read how ultralights are being tested.

Do you have a recording of the transition from a carrier to an audio signal in your collection of mp3’s?

Thanks

Mark Gerwlivch
Markham, ON


on 6/2/08 7:51 PM, D1028Gary@... at D1028Gary@... wrote:
 

Hello Guys,
 
     Multiple strong DU carriers were observed on the "Monster 2010" from 1130-1200 UTC, but none of them came up to audio level until dawn enhancement, around 1212 UTC.
 
 
                                                                             73,  Gary   


Re: Sunday (6-1) Ultralight DXpedition to Grayland, WA

Gary DeBock
 

Hi Mark,
 
     Thanks for your comments on my report.
 
     I have lots of mp3's pf DU audio fading in and out, especially after yesterday, hi.  But at least in my own procedure, carrier strength is checked in SSB by tuning slightly off frequency, and observing the strength of the resulting heterodyne (on an SSB-equipped receiver like the 2010).  Split-frequency DXers learn to judge how strong the heterodyne (and carrier) need to be, before they can hope for audio.
 
     The actual audio recording, however, is always made on the station's exact frequency.  If a carrier is strong enough, there should be some audio on the frequency.  The actual mp3 recording will only have the station's audio (strong, weak or non-existent), not the heterodyne used to check carrier strength.
 
     For Ultralight radios stuck in the AM mode, there is no way to easily check carrier strength, like the SSB-equipped 2010 can do.  This is why most Ultralight transoceanic DXers use an SSB-eqipped "spotting receiver" like the 2010, R8, E1 or others, to "organize" their search for Ultralight DX targets.  These receivers can easily check 10 or more memory frequencies in a minute, to direct Ultralight radios to the most promising frequencies.
 
                                                                                                   73,  Gary.   




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Sunday (6-1) Ultralight DXpedition to Grayland, WA

Gary DeBock
 

Hello Guys,
 
     Congratulations again to John Bryant for his superb four-day DXpedition to Grayland, and for logging multiple new Ultralight DX countries, with his E100 hooked up to the Wellbrook array.  It's also great to know that John was thrilled by this new form of DXing, resulting in a very enjoyable experience for him.
 
     After traveling with the family to Grayland on Saturday, I had a nice talk with John and Guy Atkins, and viewed John's impressive Wellbrook array, surrounding the north wing of the Grayland Motel.  I remarked to my wife that we really needed one of these in our back yard, a comment which apparently was not well received. 
 
     During this trip the new Amidon  7.5" loopstick-transplant SRF-39FP was brought to Grayland for testing, as well as a stock SRF-T615, and the modified ICF-2010 (with the 19.5" loopstick).  The new Amidon transplant model was constructed entirely of commercially-available parts, and has an astonishing performance advantage over the vintage loopsticks, making it competitive with vintage loopsticks over twice its length.  Apparently Amidon's claim of optimizing the ferrite bar for the medium-wave frequencies is no exaggeration, and neither is the claim by Dave Schmarder of optimizing the 40/44 Litz wire for AM-DX performance.  When these two materials are combined in a loopstick, the medium-wave performance is highly impressive, to say the least.
 
     At John's suggestion, in order to avoid computer-generated RF hash from Room 15's DX Central operation, I left the warm, comfortable Room 14 environment around 0400 local time on Sunday morning (1100 UTC), and set up my usual stand-alone portable operating site at the picnic table on Grayland Beach Road, about 500 feet from the ocean.  Thankfully, the weather was not too cold this time, and there were no clam diggers to laugh in ridicule.
 
     Multiple strong DU carriers were observed on the "Monster 2010" from 1130-1200 UTC, but none of them came up to audio level until dawn enhancement, around 1212 UTC.  The first to provide audio was 2YA-567 in New Zealand, a station which was also heard on the modified 2010 two weeks ago at Grayland.  Unfortunately, this is one of the worst frequencies for the stand-alone Ultralights, with strong KVI-570 splatter that can't be nulled.  The results were the same as two weeks ago-- a solid 2010 logging, but only bits and pieces of audio on the Ultralights.
 
     The second DU to come up to audio level on the modified 2010 (around 1215) was a presumed 2YC-657, another New Zealand station with a sleep-inducing music format (similar to 2YA-567).  Unfortunately, it also had an un-nullable CISL-650 splattering onto it, making the not-too-selective Ultralights loaded with unwanted vintage rock hash.  2YC's weak, sleepy music was no match for Vancouver's rock splatter.
 
     The final DU audio received on the Monster 2010 was 4QR-612, around 1218.  This frequency was relatively clear on the Ultralights, but Brisbane's signal stubbornly refused to come up to a level strong enough for solid Ultralight copy.  The stock SRF-T615 had bits and pieces of DU audio, but whenever an mp3 recording was attempted, the signal of course took a dive.  4QR-612 stayed around for  an incredibly long time on the modified 2010, with bright sunlight all around at 1240 UTC, and Brisbane still there, weakly, on 612.
 
     Returning to the Grayland Motel around 1300 UTC (0600 local time),  I was astonished when John pronounced this morning's propagation as the least favorable of the four days he spent at Grayland.  Apparently the "Monster 2010" can make even a bad morning seem good, hi.  It was the first time I had received audio from three DU's during one night, in Grayland.  Unfortunately, the DU signals levels required something like a superb Wellbrook Antenna array, to make them audible on the Ultralights. 
 
     Congratulations again to John, who deserved some exciting Ultralight TP-DX, after all his hard work for the Ultralight cause.  For my family. It was worth the trip, to meet him for the first time.  The DXing was also fun, at least on the Monster 2010.  When I discover a way to hot-rod an Ultralight by adding a Wellbrook Array to it, I'll be sure to let everybody know how.
 
 
                                                                             73,  Gary   




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Re: Another Excellent Ultralight Morning

Carl DeWhitt
 

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "kirk74601" <kirk74601@...> wrote:



Once again, Ultralighting took a average morning and made it special!

John B.
Well John, CONGRATS on all the great TP work you're having to endure,
hi hi. I'm sure we're all enjoying hearing from you guys at Grayland. I
received the E100 I ordered from Durham just a few days ago, so I'll be
spending a lot more time with it when my work sked will allow. But
anyway, Congrats again, and be assured I wish I was up there with you
guys! By the way, I'd like to see some of those Chikasaw dances you've
been doing!
OH, way to go Allen Willie on your excellent loggings of the TA's!
73 to you both and everyone here.
I will echo Kirk,s congrats to you John and to Allen.
Kirk,i will look forward to hearing about your experiences with the
Eton E100.I may try to get one myself if i get a good tax rebate
check.73 to all.
Carl DeWhitt


Re: Another Excellent Ultralight Morning

kirk74601 <kirk74601@...>
 


Once again, Ultralighting took a average morning and made it special!

John B.
Well John, CONGRATS on all the great TP work you're having to endure,
hi hi. I'm sure we're all enjoying hearing from you guys at Grayland. I
received the E100 I ordered from Durham just a few days ago, so I'll be
spending a lot more time with it when my work sked will allow. But
anyway, Congrats again, and be assured I wish I was up there with you
guys! By the way, I'd like to see some of those Chikasaw dances you've
been doing!
OH, way to go Allen Willie on your excellent loggings of the TA's!
73 to you both and everyone here.


Grayland Saturday AM: Good but short!

John H. Bryant <bjohnorcas@...>
 

Well, I THOUGHT that I set my alarm for 3:30AM! As I faded into sleep on Friday evening I thought "I should check that alarm again.... NAW, how paranoid can you get, anyway?" So I rolled over and dropped into sleep, not realizing that I'd set the alarm time but not pulled the plunger out! Happily, I've gotten up at first light for so many years that I popped awake at 4:40AM (1140 UTC.) In less that 5 minutes, I had coffee in my hand, clothes on my back and earphones on my head! With dawn at 1215, I'd lost a good hour of DXing, but saved the finest hour of dawn enhancement at the coast! DARN IT!!!

Still, I was very grateful to be awake at all and the conditions, though rather mediocre again, allowed me some nice catches, most on both my WinRadio 313e and the Ultralight E100. With only an hour, I had no free time to experiment with other antennas or other Ultralight radios. It was off to the races!

Both New Zealand and Australia were in and I managed to add 1035 Newstalk ZB, Wellington; 648, probably NZ's Rhema in Gisbourne and 792 4RN, Radio National Brisbane to the Ultralight log. I also added two new countries to my Ultralight log: 1566 HLAZ, Cheju Island, South Korea and 639 Radio Fiji 1 for a Country First. They were running their usual Sunday choir singing hymns in Fijian. If you haven't heard Polynesian/Melanesian choirs doing hymns, you've missed one of life's real pleasures.... GREAT music. I just quit and listened for more than ten minutes as the band faded out.

I heard one other NewsTalk ZB (New Plymouth on 1053) on the 313e, but it was too weak for the E100. Also at the very bitter end, I managed to catch KUMU, Honolulu on 1500 as it faded out (local commercials) also too weak for the E100..

So, it was a very short and fast morning, but still great fun, thanks to Ultralighting..... and the Fijian National Choir. Guy Atkins and Gary DeBock are joining me after lunch today for the last night of the DXpedition. With them arriving, I think that I'll stick close to the motel and zap this report on Sunday, when I get home. Tonight, I'm going to be VERY paranoid about that alarm clock, too!!!

John B.
Grayland, Washington
WinRadio 313E, Various Ultralight Radios. Wellbrook Phased Array antenna


May 30 Ultralight logs

Allen Willie
 

  

 Good Transatlantic opening last evening

 

 

 

891 khz - ALGERIA - RTA1 Algiers 5/30/08 00:38 UTC w/ Arabic commentary; fair

 

 954 khz - SPAIN , OCR Onda Cero  Madrid  5/30/08 00:37 UTC w/ Spanish commentary and music ; good

 

   981 khz - ALGERIA , RTA 2 Algiers 5/30/08  00:37 UTC w/ arabic chants and music ; good

 

1008 khz - CANARY ISLANDS , R. Punto  5/30/08  00:34 UTC w/ woman talking in Spanish; pop songs, R. Punto ID; fair

 

 1071khz - SPAIN , R. Euskadi  5/30/08  00:40 UTC w/ "Wildwood Flower" song in spanish ; good

 

 1251 khz LIBYA Libyan Jamahiriya, Tripoli  5/30/08  00:31 UTC w/ soap opera sounding music , arabic commentary; good

 

 1431 khz - DJIBOUTI, R. Sawa  5/30/08 00:25 UTC w/ arabic talk, mention of Bush and Washington by man ; fanfare between new items Then "Don't Worry Be Happy " song !!! ; good

 

 

Allen Willie

St. John's, Newfoundland

SRF-M37V barefoot



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Another Excellent Ultralight Morning

John H. Bryant <bjohnorcas@...>
 

Was up almost two hours before dawn again and and was greeted with conditions that were better than May 29. The band below 1200 was virtually full of hets with a handful of them in audio. I spent quite a bit of time, early, with 765. It was Australian and originated in Brisbane. I think it was a syndicated show, with the male host interviewing a female singer. It was either 5CC in Port Lincoln or 2EC in Bega and both are new for me. Possibly some internet work will tumble an answer.  I heard them on both the 313E and the E100.

After that, it was pretty much off to the races. Like the first morning, both 774 and 1287 were in as Japanese (on the E100) in the pre-dawn hour. They and hets on 1566 and 1575 were long gone by dawn. I also had a fat het on 1323 which was likely the Chinese in Russian. It never made audio while I was sitting there.

Before dawn, I also invested a great deal of time on 657 which was in at a fair level. I hung there through 1200 UT hoping to ID Southern Star in Wellington and nail a new country, but the probable ID and brief news cast were just too muffled to catch more than three or four words (DRAT!). However, well after dawn, 963 was in and clearly parallel to 657, so both were Southern Star. 963 Christchurch is a brand new station for me, too. I had paralleled 567 RN Wellington with 756 RN Auckland to count as New Zealand on the E100 a few minutes before I caught the Southern Star parallel.

At dawn itself, I paralleled 612 and 702 as ABCs Metropolitan Service in Brisbane and Sydney, though neither quite made it to the E100.

The big surprise of the morning was Radio Tahiti on 738. Yesterday this channel had been a DU, but at 1203 UT Radio Tahiti was walking tall. It came in as well on the E100 as it did on the 313E.

As dawn began to wind down, I hit the potential Hawaiians again, and this time was rewarded: The preacher that I was hearing on 760 yesterday was clearly KGU as I heard both a "KGU Christian Talk" and an ad for a local church at 1256.... and the business/news programming that I heard yesterday morning on 670 hung in there until it IDed as KPUA at 1300. Both were almost as good on the E100 as they were on the 313E. Many thanks to Patrick, Bruce and Kaz for the tuning tips for Hawaii. I'm going to keep trying for the others.

So, I think that I got three new countries this morning: New Zealand, Tahiti and Hawaii. Frankly, I forgot to check the IRCA list to see if Hawaii is a separate radio country.... it is on most lists.

A couple of other thoughts: I was messing around with the SW antenna during daylight hours yesterday. It is the most Southwesterly I've ever used here. Being only 150 feet long, the property is easily wide enough to crank it around to 230 degrees (the best that I've ever done before was probably 250 degrees.) 230 puts it aimed at the waters between New Zealand and Australia with the backside pointed at Vancouver, Victoria and Seattle. During the daytime yesterday, I was consistently putting 40 dB of null on Victoria on 900... sometimes even 45 dB. With 890 being pretty open and 40 dB of null on 900, no wonder that the E100 heard the two DUs on 891 yesterday so darn well.

The E100 is clearly my digital Ultralight of choice for split frequency work. It is the only digital one (I think) that tunes in one kilohertz increments.  Quite a few of my loggings this morning were accomplished by sliding one or even two kilohertz off-channel. I'll be working with the National SRF-39 more from Orcas Island, because I think that it is a good DX machine, but right now, I'm so busy logging that I'm sticking with the E100. The modified DT-200VX... with Guy's IF filter mod and my external antenna port  is not quite as good as the E100 AND it cannot tune in 1 kHz. steps (only 9 or 10). Its a fine Ultralight radio for domestic work, but not for Trans-Oceanic DXing.

Once again, Ultralighting took a average morning and made it special!

John B.
Reporting live from the Westport, WA Library. A sandwich and a Coke were $14.00 at the Local Tavern!


Australia on an Ultralight

Allen Willie
 

 

 

 

A big congratulations to John in logging the first Australian station on an ultralight.I knew it was just a matter of time until It happened . Way to go John !

 

Allen Willie

St. John's, Newfoundland



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Re: Down Under Success!

robert ross
 

John:

Way to Go Brother!!!!!! From way over here in the land too far away to
ever log Austrailia on an Ultralight.....I extend my congratulations to you
on being the first DX'er to positively ID an Aussie with an Ultralight
Radio!! There are a Pile of us who truly know just what you have
accomplished with these Receptions John.......you have taken the Challenge
to the final frontier...I don't know what else can be heard that will top
this. Your hard work and dedication to ULR DX'ing has made us all proud!!

I guess about all you can do now is try to log 100 Aussie's in a Week!!
HAHAHHA......Good Luck!!


I'm sure this is making your Summer on the west coast all the more
enjoyable......

Hopefully the conditions will stay for Gary and Guy on the weekend!!

73...ROB.

Robert S. Ross VA3SW
Box 1003, Stn. B.
London, Ontario
CANADA N6A5K1

Antique/Vintage Radio Enthusiast
Amateur Radio Stations VA3SW/VE3JFC

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Re: Down Under Success!

lrdheat
 



"I did get one opportunity to compare the 12" x 1" ferrite booster bar to directly connecting the Ultralight radio to the Wellbrook array. I couldn't hear any audio at all on 891 with the ferrite, while I had 100% intelligibility with direct connection to the array."

 

I guess this answers my question about picking up the DU barefoot. Your array must be quite awesome. I'm amazed that these ultralights can handle a significant antenna without overloading.

 

Best of luck to Gary with 531!

 

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