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UltrlightDX group membership

Len Woods
 

Happy new year.

Thank you for letting me join the group. This is an aspect of the hobby I have not explored yet and looking forward to giving it a try.

Thank you
Len Woods
KA1LOR


WNJC 1360 January 2021 DX Tests

Les Rayburn
 

The Courtesy Program Committee (CPC) of the NRC & IRCA is pleased to announce that WNJC 1360 kHz in Washington Township, New Jersey will continue to run weekly maintenance tests each late night Saturday/Sunday Morning this month. 

Chief Engineer Duke Hamann sent the following notice this afternoon: 

Happy New Year! I wanted to let you know that I will be continuing our DX tests into 2021 on WNJC 1360 AM every Sunday 0100 - 1100 UTC (Saturday 8pm - Sunday 6am EST) in January.

Power level and pattern will be .8kw SSE till midnight EST then will be 5kw SSE midnight to 6am EST. If anything changes, I will post in our Facebook group and try to get it to the IRCA list as well. 

01/03/21 01:00 - 11:00 UTC (01/02 08:00 PM - 01/03 06:00 AM EST)
01/10/21 01:00 - 11:00 UTC (01/09 08:00 PM - 01/10 06:00 AM EST)
01/17/21 01:00 - 11:00 UTC (01/16 08:00 PM - 01/17 06:00 AM EST)
01/24/21 01:00 - 11:00 UTC (01/23 08:00 PM - 01/24 06:00 AM EST)
01/31/21 01:00 - 11:00 UTC (01/30 08:00 PM - 01/31 06:00 AM EST)


To assist in keeping DX’ers informed of last minute changes and to better track receptions of the station during it’s maintenance, CE Hamann has created a Facebook group: 

WNJC DX Test Facebook Group:

This is an excellent opportunity for European DX’ers to log this station during the winter—with minimal ionization of the D-Layer during the day—and quiet nights perfect for reception. 


73,

Les Rayburn, N1LF
121 Mayfair Parka
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…” 


[odxa] WCPH 1220 Etowah, TN DX TEST TONIGHT

Les Rayburn
 

 



George Hudson, owner of WCPH and The Courtesy Program Committee (CPC) of the NRC and IRCA are pleased to announce a special DX Test tonight, late night- January 2nd, 2021. The test will begin at 2 AM Eastern Time until 4 AM Eastern (0700-0900 UTC). 

Happy New Year! Also wanted to acknowledge the gratitude and well wishes for the CPC that many  have expressed. Want to ensure that Joe Miller, KC80 is included in that group. Joe handles all the QSL duties for our tests, including design, verifications, etc. Grateful to Paul and Joe for all that they do. 

Today is the start of the college football playoff with two bowl games to watch. (Rise Tide! Beat Notre Dame!) Plus we all need to spend time with our immediate families (social distancing) eat some black eyed peas and celebrate 2021. But after all that is done, be sure to stay up late and listen for tonight’s DX Test from WCPH in Etowah, TN on 1220 kHz. 

The station is celebrating its 65th Anniversary and will be doing some preventive maintenance tonight. During their maintenance period on the 26th of December the station was heard coast-to-coast in North America—being heard well. Hoping for even better results tonight. 

WCPH 1220 AM will be doing maintenance testing at their full daytime power of 1,000 watts using their daytime pattern. The station will transmit station identifications in voice, singing jingles, and Morse Code. In addition, they will transmit sweep tones, 1 kHz long tones, and other sound effects. 

WCPH is currently celebrating their 65th anniversary of serving Southeastern Tennessee. The station’s branding is “Homegrown 1220” and “Southeast Tennessee’s Oldies Station.” Their nighttime power is normally limited to 109 watts on a very crowded channel—so this test represents a unique chance to log this one. 

Joe Miller, KJ8O has designed a special 65th Anniversary QSL card, which will be available to those who successfully log this holiday test. Exact details on how QSL reports will be handled are still being worked out with the station, and will be announced shortly. 

For now, plan your holiday activities around these two great opportunities to log Homegrown 1220 in Etowah, TN! See you late night TONIGHT! 



WCPH AM Coverage Map



73,

Les Rayburn, N1LF
121 Mayfair Parka
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: Happy Ultralight New Year (Read at Own Risk)

Phillip Fimiani
 

Happy New Year Gary,

Spent the early morning listening to AM on the east coast on my ATS909, picked up 33 stations easily. My PL380 ... 1 station!! Time to open up an have a look see...  It has the added ferrite coil on the outside, but its dead as a doornail.... Even my SRF-39 picks up a lot....without an external inductive coil !

Fun for the new year...



On Friday, January 1, 2021, 4:53:06 AM EST, Gary DeBock via groups.io <d1028gary@...> wrote:


Hi Guys,
 
This is re-posted from an original message on January 1, 2008-- right in the middle of the original Ultralight Radio Boom here in North America. At the time the wild SRF-59 craze had rocked the MW-DXing community, to the extent that 95% of the daily posts on the IRCA list were related to Ultralight Radios. Arrangements were made by John Bryant to set up our own Yahoo Group, thereby ensuring that the IRCA list would not be "hijacked" by the wildly enthusiastic pocket radio fanatics.
 
73 and Happy New Year,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
 
The weather is icy, the snow is quite deep...

The TA's and TP's have fallen asleep.

The bands they are dreary, the Asians are gone...

The current conditions provoke a big yawn.

But deep in our hearts, we know there is hope..

A new day is dawning, no reason to mope.

We hold in our hands the key to success..

A tiny receiver that banishes stress.

It warms the winter like cookies from Mom,

And zaps IBOC gloom like a nuclear bomb.

It nulls all your pests, eats locals for lunch...

And of all of your toys is the best of the bunch!

When winter is over, and spring shall appear..

We all know DXers will jump with great cheer.

For tiny receivers will lead us to joy...

And make us all feel like we did as a boy.

We may not be young now, and over the hill..

But these tiny toys still provoke a great thrill.

The Club, it has hope now, the future is bright..

Happy New Year to All... with a new Ultralight!


73 and Apologies to All, Gary



--
73
Phil
KD2HTN / WA2069SWL
Long: 34.210293 Lat:-78.057048
FM04xf 30dl


Re: Happy Ultralight New Year (Read at Own Risk)

Paul Blundell
 

Thanks for sharing that Gary, it is good to see some of the early posts and hear the history of how the group came about.

I hope 2021 is a good one for you and the group in general.

Paul


On Fri., 1 Jan. 2021, 20:53 Gary DeBock via groups.io, <D1028Gary=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Guys,
 
This is re-posted from an original message on January 1, 2008-- right in the middle of the original Ultralight Radio Boom here in North America. At the time the wild SRF-59 craze had rocked the MW-DXing community, to the extent that 95% of the daily posts on the IRCA list were related to Ultralight Radios. Arrangements were made by John Bryant to set up our own Yahoo Group, thereby ensuring that the IRCA list would not be "hijacked" by the wildly enthusiastic pocket radio fanatics.
 
73 and Happy New Year,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
 
The weather is icy, the snow is quite deep...

The TA's and TP's have fallen asleep.

The bands they are dreary, the Asians are gone...

The current conditions provoke a big yawn.

But deep in our hearts, we know there is hope..

A new day is dawning, no reason to mope.

We hold in our hands the key to success..

A tiny receiver that banishes stress.

It warms the winter like cookies from Mom,

And zaps IBOC gloom like a nuclear bomb.

It nulls all your pests, eats locals for lunch...

And of all of your toys is the best of the bunch!

When winter is over, and spring shall appear..

We all know DXers will jump with great cheer.

For tiny receivers will lead us to joy...

And make us all feel like we did as a boy.

We may not be young now, and over the hill..

But these tiny toys still provoke a great thrill.

The Club, it has hope now, the future is bright..

Happy New Year to All... with a new Ultralight!


73 and Apologies to All, Gary



Happy Ultralight New Year (Read at Own Risk)

Gary DeBock
 

Hi Guys,
 
This is re-posted from an original message on January 1, 2008-- right in the middle of the original Ultralight Radio Boom here in North America. At the time the wild SRF-59 craze had rocked the MW-DXing community, to the extent that 95% of the daily posts on the IRCA list were related to Ultralight Radios. Arrangements were made by John Bryant to set up our own Yahoo Group, thereby ensuring that the IRCA list would not be "hijacked" by the wildly enthusiastic pocket radio fanatics.
 
73 and Happy New Year,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
 
The weather is icy, the snow is quite deep...

The TA's and TP's have fallen asleep.

The bands they are dreary, the Asians are gone...

The current conditions provoke a big yawn.

But deep in our hearts, we know there is hope..

A new day is dawning, no reason to mope.

We hold in our hands the key to success..

A tiny receiver that banishes stress.

It warms the winter like cookies from Mom,

And zaps IBOC gloom like a nuclear bomb.

It nulls all your pests, eats locals for lunch...

And of all of your toys is the best of the bunch!

When winter is over, and spring shall appear..

We all know DXers will jump with great cheer.

For tiny receivers will lead us to joy...

And make us all feel like we did as a boy.

We may not be young now, and over the hill..

But these tiny toys still provoke a great thrill.

The Club, it has hope now, the future is bright..

Happy New Year to All... with a new Ultralight!


73 and Apologies to All, Gary



Re: Happy New Year

Jorge Garzón
 

An extraordinary mild and lovely bright morning here in Southern Spain where I am spending these days, far from the chilly and wet weather that hits the Northern shore!

Have a good and happy 2021!

Jorge


Re: Happy New Year

Paul Blundell
 

The clouds have just started to close in here. Was a beautiful morning.

Paul

On Fri., 1 Jan. 2021, 10:37 keith beesley via groups.io, <keith1226=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Overcast with intermittent rain showers here in Seattle at 3:37 pm 12/31/20. 

Happy new year and good DX to all!

Keith Beesley


On Thu, Dec 31, 2020 at 2:49 PM, Richard Allen via groups.io
<dx747j=me.com@groups.io> wrote:
Paul:

I hope you are enjoying 2021 in Tasmania.  There are several hours left in 2020 here in Oklahoma where we expecting a snow storm.

Best wishes for happy new year with plenty of good DX.

Richard Allen.


On Dec 31, 2020, at 15:51, Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:


Happy New Year from down in Tasmania, Australia.

I hope that 2021 is a good year for you all radio wise and that we all get a chance to continue enjoying the radio hobby.

Paul


Re: Happy New Year

Paul Blundell
 

Thanks Richard. Been a great day so far but the cloud has just closed in. I suspect we will be getting a storm.

I have attached a photo of where we spent our morning with our family. This is a 10 minute drive from our house and CBD.

On Fri., 1 Jan. 2021, 09:49 Richard Allen via groups.io, <dx747j=me.com@groups.io> wrote:
Paul:

I hope you are enjoying 2021 in Tasmania.  There are several hours left in 2020 here in Oklahoma where we expecting a snow storm.

Best wishes for happy new year with plenty of good DX.

Richard Allen.


On Dec 31, 2020, at 15:51, Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:


Happy New Year from down in Tasmania, Australia.

I hope that 2021 is a good year for you all radio wise and that we all get a chance to continue enjoying the radio hobby.

Paul


Re: [irca] Happy New Year

Mike Sanburn
 

Happy New Year to you WAY down under. 
73 Mike 


From: IRCA@groups.io <IRCA@groups.io> on behalf of Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...>
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2020 1:50 PM
To: IRCA@groups.io <IRCA@groups.io>; UltralightDX@groups.io <UltralightDX@groups.io>; realdx@groups.io <realdx@groups.io>; WOR@groups.io <WOR@groups.io>; OZSOTA@groups.io <OZSOTA@groups.io>; hfpack@groups.io <hfpack@groups.io>
Subject: [irca] Happy New Year
 
Happy New Year from down in Tasmania, Australia.

I hope that 2021 is a good year for you all radio wise and that we all get a chance to continue enjoying the radio hobby.

Paul


Re: Happy New Year

keith beesley
 

Overcast with intermittent rain showers here in Seattle at 3:37 pm 12/31/20. 

Happy new year and good DX to all!

Keith Beesley


On Thu, Dec 31, 2020 at 2:49 PM, Richard Allen via groups.io
<dx747j@...> wrote:
Paul:

I hope you are enjoying 2021 in Tasmania.  There are several hours left in 2020 here in Oklahoma where we expecting a snow storm.

Best wishes for happy new year with plenty of good DX.

Richard Allen.


On Dec 31, 2020, at 15:51, Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:


Happy New Year from down in Tasmania, Australia.

I hope that 2021 is a good year for you all radio wise and that we all get a chance to continue enjoying the radio hobby.

Paul


Re: Happy New Year

Richard Allen
 

Paul:

I hope you are enjoying 2021 in Tasmania.  There are several hours left in 2020 here in Oklahoma where we expecting a snow storm.

Best wishes for happy new year with plenty of good DX.

Richard Allen.


On Dec 31, 2020, at 15:51, Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:


Happy New Year from down in Tasmania, Australia.

I hope that 2021 is a good year for you all radio wise and that we all get a chance to continue enjoying the radio hobby.

Paul


Happy New Year

Paul Blundell
 

Happy New Year from down in Tasmania, Australia.

I hope that 2021 is a good year for you all radio wise and that we all get a chance to continue enjoying the radio hobby.

Paul


Long Term DX Project - 29/12/2020

Paul Blundell
 

Date: 29/12/2020
Time: 8:00 PM 
Location: Home, Launceston Tasmania
Notes: An evening session, just before sunset. Signals were a mixed bag with both 2CR on 549kHz and 2CA on 1053kHz missing from the band, not even the faintest trace of either was heard. The rest of the stations checked were logged at either good or excellent signal levels, only 3KND on 1503kHz was down a bit, only hitting average signal levels. 

FREQ

CALLSIGN

LOGGED

DATE

RADIO

AERIAL

531

3GG

GOOD

29/12/2020

AR-1733

3" FSL

549

2CR

UNLOGGED

29/12/2020

AR-1733

3" FSL

594

3WV

GOOD

29/12/2020

AR-1733

3" FSL

621

3RN

EXCELLENT

29/12/2020

AR-1733

3" FSL

774

3LO

EXCELLENT

29/12/2020

AR-1733

3" FSL

1053

2CA

UNLOGGED

29/12/2020

AR-1733

3" FSL

1179

3RPH

GOOD

29/12/2020

AR-1733

3" FSL

1341

HPON GEELONG

GOOD

29/12/2020

AR-1733

3" FSL

1422

HPON MELBOURNE

GOOD

29/12/2020

AR-1733

3" FSL

1503

3KND

AVERAGE

29/12/2020

AR-1733

3" FSL

 


Re: Master Ultralight Radio Trans-Arctic DXer Award-- Paul Walker Jr.

Paul Blundell
 

Well done Paul.


On Tue., 29 Dec. 2020, 10:18 Gary DeBock via groups.io, <D1028Gary=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Congratulations to Paul Walker, Jr. for his exceptional Trans-Arctic DXing results in subfreezing weather in McGrath, Alaska with a C.Crane Skywave Ultralight and 5 inch (12.7cm) FSL antenna. As such, he has qualified for a very rare Ultralight Radio Master DXer award-- the first one issued in five years (pictured). Rock on, Paul!

Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
Ultralight Radio Group Co-Founder 


Master Ultralight Radio Trans-Arctic DXer Award-- Paul Walker Jr.

Gary DeBock
 

Congratulations to Paul Walker, Jr. for his exceptional Trans-Arctic DXing results in subfreezing weather in McGrath, Alaska with a C.Crane Skywave Ultralight and 5 inch (12.7cm) FSL antenna. As such, he has qualified for a very rare Ultralight Radio Master DXer award-- the first one issued in five years (pictured). Rock on, Paul!

Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
Ultralight Radio Group Co-Founder 


Re: Radio DXing Case - 2021

Paul Blundell
 

Thanks. The photos don't show it well but I have an extra clip via the padlock hole.


On Mon., 28 Dec. 2020, 23:58 Michael.2E0IHW via groups.io, <blumu=btinternet.com@groups.io> wrote:
Paul, be wary of the stability of these cases.
The front can bend inwards and the yellow clamps fail
to latch when closing. Reinforcing the front wall
will help prevent this!

Guess how I know
-:)
Michael


On 28/12/2020 11:16, Paul Blundell wrote:

With my focus on Ultralight Radio DXing, I have just built up a new radio DXing case, this is designed to hold the equipment I need for this and my portable sessions.

Recently I was at my local Kmart store when I came across this tool case for $8, it was a good size to hold my 3" FSL aerial and would have enough space to also hold some radios.

. . .


Re: Radio DXing Case - 2021

Michael.2E0IHW
 

Paul, be wary of the stability of these cases.
The front can bend inwards and the yellow clamps fail
to latch when closing. Reinforcing the front wall
will help prevent this!

Guess how I know
-:)
Michael


On 28/12/2020 11:16, Paul Blundell wrote:

With my focus on Ultralight Radio DXing, I have just built up a new radio DXing case, this is designed to hold the equipment I need for this and my portable sessions.

Recently I was at my local Kmart store when I came across this tool case for $8, it was a good size to hold my 3" FSL aerial and would have enough space to also hold some radios.

. . .


Radio DXing Case - 2021

Paul Blundell
 

With my focus on Ultralight Radio DXing, I have just built up a new radio DXing case, this is designed to hold the equipment I need for this and my portable sessions.

Recently I was at my local Kmart store when I came across this tool case for $8, it was a good size to hold my 3" FSL aerial and would have enough space to also hold some radios.

After getting it home and testing a few setups, with the use of some small containers which I already was using with my mediumwave kit, I added some pine to hold my 3" FSL in place and also create a space in the front for my AR-1733.

Overall it works very well for the price and has the main 
benefit of keeping my kit up the right way.


Re: Happy New Year 2021

Paul Blundell
 

Thanks Jorge, same to you.

Paul

On Sun., 27 Dec. 2020, 22:38 Jorge Garzón via groups.io, <iberiaDX=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Dear all,
I would like to say thank you to all Ultralight Group staff for their commitment with the hobby and the efforts to keep everything going on one more year. Also to the list members which contributed with interesting messages throughout 2020. I wish you everybody a happier, healthier and better 2021 with more time to share with others.

So, from the core of IN83ag Grid in Spain, Happy New Year 2021 in a few days coming!

73

Jorge Garzón Gutiérrez "IberiaDX" 
(EB7EFA · EA1036 SWL · BDXC Member 1409) 
QTH: IN83ag / 43º15' N · 03º56' W
Urb. San Roque 95, casa 5 (Villasevil)
39698 Santiurde de Toranzo (ESPAÑA - SPAIN)
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Blog: IberiaDX  · Twitter: @IberiaDX

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