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Re: 40 years of Dxing

kirk74601 <kirk74601@...>
 

Hi Allen
What a neat posting you just made! Congrats on such a milestone. You
got me thinking back, and I believe I'm around the 39th year since I
first got bit by the DX'ing bug. I wish you many more years of
enjoyment in this most fascinating and challenging hobby!!
--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, Allen Willie <vo1_001_swl@...>
wrote:

&nbsp;
Hi Everyone,
&nbsp;
&nbsp;
&nbsp;This coming Tuesday, June 17th will mark my 40th anniversary
as a radio dxer.
&nbsp;
&nbsp;It all began for me on the evening of June 17,1968,&nbsp;
tuning the dials of a Crosley tabletop AM-FM radio on the farmstead
back in Alberta. My first taste of long distance DX was&nbsp; hearing
the following message that evening:

"It's 8:03PM Mountain time, This is&nbsp; 560 KMON Great Falls,
Montana"... The rest is History

Forty years have passed since that evening and this radio
enthusiast still has the passion burning inside for pulling out those
signals from faraway places on the radio dials.
It's been forty years of wonderful memories from hearing that first
distance AM station to&nbsp; Clayton Howard&nbsp;and his &nbsp;DX
Party Line Show on HCJB Quito, Ecuador on shortwave. The list goes
on.

Radio has&nbsp;provided me many new acquaintances and friendships
either through the hobby or working professionally in the industry.
&nbsp;
To all&nbsp;my fellow radio dxers, hobbyists,&nbsp; personalities
and amateur radio operators , thank you for accompanying me on this
wonderful journey over the past four decades. It has been a most
enjoyable experience.

In closing, to be fortunate enough to&nbsp;&nbsp;reside&nbsp;near
the location &nbsp;where&nbsp; radio has &nbsp;had many of it's
beginnings and known as one of the best Dxing&nbsp; locations on
earth, it is truly an honor and privelege to experience first hand
what Mr. Marconi and others began.
&nbsp;
&nbsp;I'll be celebrating all that day&nbsp;by Dxing&nbsp; all the
various radio bands along with a&nbsp; dawn and sunset&nbsp;
Dxing&nbsp;trip up to Historic Signal Hill above St. John's and
possibly on out to Cape Spear, the most easterly point in North
America for more of the same. Will also be taking along the
ultralights in hopes of maybe hearing&nbsp; a new one or two on those
as well. A special QSL&nbsp; will be sent on to some of
the&nbsp;stations or operators I hear during the day's activities.
&nbsp;
Sincerely,

Allen Willie VO1-001- SWL&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Canadian
SWL Station
St. John's, Newfoundland&nbsp; Canada



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Daytime DX

kirk74601 <kirk74601@...>
 

Hello everyone,

I'm pretty new to the MW ultralight hobby. This morning, being prompted
by Carl's postings, I had about 30 minutes to tune around a bit. I
heard nothing that earth-shattering (but new stations for the new kid
on the block). Logged KFRM, 550 kHz, Salina, KS from 1540-1553 UTC.
Then heard KCSP "61 Sports" on 610 kHz, Kansas City, MO, from 1554-1610
UTC. Both were clear and steady with a little lightning crashes at
times. I'm really enjoying this group and thought I ought to contribute
something now and then, hi hi. I was using the new E-100 I recently
purchased. Running barefoot. Thanks to all for all the very useful tips
and loggings! I live in the same town as Carl, Ponca City, OK. 73, Kirk


40 years of Dxing

Allen Willie
 

 

Hi Everyone,

 

 

 This coming Tuesday, June 17th will mark my 40th anniversary as a radio dxer.

 

 It all began for me on the evening of June 17,1968,  tuning the dials of a Crosley tabletop AM-FM radio on the farmstead back in Alberta. My first taste of long distance DX was  hearing the following message that evening:


"It's 8:03PM Mountain time, This is  560 KMON Great Falls, Montana"... The rest is History


Forty years have passed since that evening and this radio enthusiast still has the passion burning inside for pulling out those signals from faraway places on the radio dials.
It's been forty years of wonderful memories from hearing that first distance AM station to  Clayton Howard and his  DX Party Line Show on HCJB Quito, Ecuador on shortwave. The list goes on.

Radio has provided me many new acquaintances and friendships either through the hobby or working professionally in the industry.

 

To all my fellow radio dxers, hobbyists,  personalities and amateur radio operators , thank you for accompanying me on this wonderful journey over the past four decades. It has been a most enjoyable experience.


In closing, to be fortunate enough to  reside near the location  where  radio has  had many of it's beginnings and known as one of the best Dxing  locations on earth, it is truly an honor and privelege to experience first hand what Mr. Marconi and others began.

 

 I'll be celebrating all that day by Dxing  all the various radio bands along with a  dawn and sunset  Dxing trip up to Historic Signal Hill above St. John's and possibly on out to Cape Spear, the most easterly point in North America for more of the same. Will also be taking along the ultralights in hopes of maybe hearing  a new one or two on those as well. A special QSL  will be sent on to some of the stations or operators I hear during the day's activities.

 

Sincerely,


Allen Willie VO1-001- SWL      Canadian SWL Station
St. John's, Newfoundland  Canada



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Re: Daytime DXing Records Suggested

Huelbe Arizon Garcia <huelbe_garcia@...>
 

Hi Carl, friends

here in South Brazil I've talked a few times with other radio listeners
about weather impact on LW/MW propagation. Like you, we more or less see
a correlation between rains and improvement of certain stations. It was
not 'scientific' documented, however :)

Another correlation is related to air pressure and LW/NDB propagation. A
friend of mine (he worked at our Air Force as navigational aids
engineer) said he saw several times large low pressure zones helping
pulling air masses and also NDB signals :).

Good listenings!

--hg



On Fri, 13 Jun 2008 05:03:57 -0000, "Carl DeWhitt"
<carl_elissa@yahoo.com> said:
Friday morning the 12th of June,i plan to test my theory about heavy
rains and widespread flooding causing enhanced ground wave
propagation.I read a news report on Yahoo that there has been heavy
flooding in Cedar Rapids and other parts of Iowa.9 rivers in Iowa are
said to be at or above historic flood levels.The governor of the state
has declared 55 of the state,s 99 counties disaster areas.So i will be
checking for 600 WMT Cedar Rapids and other low band as well as high
band Iowa stations.Other areas in the Midwest have been having
flooding,so i will look for other catches from the area.


-- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "Carl DeWhitt" <carl_elissa@...>
wrote:

---
John:
I agree with your definition of daytime dx.It matches my own standard
i had set for myself.
I think these long haul dx catches in the daytime are the result of
enhanced ground wave that this area of the country is known for.I
believe this is enhanced after long term heavy rains that cause wide
spread flooding.These signals are all steady in strength although in
some cases weak as i think they would be for ground wave.I have not
noticed any fading or unsteady signals with these logs as i would
expect with skywave .During heavy flooding in the Midwest in the
1990,s,i received my most distant daytime log (on 650 )from
Nashwauk,Mn at 765.75 miles per the FCC(heard on a non
ultralight-G.E.Super Radio 3).I believe it was during this time i also
heard Chicago stations on 670 and 720 for my 2nd and 3rd most distant
stations.
By the way,i have corrected an error i made and have recalculated my
distance records.i will post them later .

In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "John H. Bryant" <bjohnorcas@> wrote:

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.


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: Daytime DXing Records Suggested

Carl DeWhitt
 

--So far nothing unusual noted today as far new catches are
concerned.I did notice some seemingly enhanced signals from daytime
regulars on the low band.Stations on 540(Ia) 560(Mo) 570(SD)
590(Ne)610(Mo) to name a few seemed stronger than usual.Therefore,it
would seem worth continuing to check for some unusual reception via
ground wave.

- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "Carl DeWhitt" <carl_elissa@...> wrote:

Friday morning the 12th of June,i plan to test my theory about heavy
rains and widespread flooding causing enhanced ground wave
propagation.I read a news report on Yahoo that there has been heavy
flooding in Cedar Rapids and other parts of Iowa.9 rivers in Iowa are
said to be at or above historic flood levels.The governor of the state
has declared 55 of the state,s 99 counties disaster areas.So i will be
checking for 600 WMT Cedar Rapids and other low band as well as high
band Iowa stations.Other areas in the Midwest have been having
flooding,so i will look for other catches from the area.


-- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "Carl DeWhitt" <carl_elissa@>
wrote:

---
John:
I agree with your definition of daytime dx.It matches my own standard
i had set for myself.
I think these long haul dx catches in the daytime are the result of
enhanced ground wave that this area of the country is known for.I
believe this is enhanced after long term heavy rains that cause wide
spread flooding.These signals are all steady in strength although in
some cases weak as i think they would be for ground wave.I have not
noticed any fading or unsteady signals with these logs as i would
expect with skywave .During heavy flooding in the Midwest in the
1990,s,i received my most distant daytime log (on 650 )from
Nashwauk,Mn at 765.75 miles per the FCC(heard on a non
ultralight-G.E.Super Radio 3).I believe it was during this time i also
heard Chicago stations on 670 and 720 for my 2nd and 3rd most distant
stations.
By the way,i have corrected an error i made and have recalculated my
distance records.i will post them later .

In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "John H. Bryant" <bjohnorcas@>
wrote:

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.


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

Antique/Vintage Radio Enthusiast
Amateur Radio Stations VA3SW/VE3JFC

Defy Physics.....Play Table Tennis!! (Ping Pong with an Attitude)
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Re: Daytime DXing Records Suggested

Carl DeWhitt
 

Friday morning the 12th of June,i plan to test my theory about heavy
rains and widespread flooding causing enhanced ground wave
propagation.I read a news report on Yahoo that there has been heavy
flooding in Cedar Rapids and other parts of Iowa.9 rivers in Iowa are
said to be at or above historic flood levels.The governor of the state
has declared 55 of the state,s 99 counties disaster areas.So i will be
checking for 600 WMT Cedar Rapids and other low band as well as high
band Iowa stations.Other areas in the Midwest have been having
flooding,so i will look for other catches from the area.


-- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "Carl DeWhitt" <carl_elissa@...>
wrote:

---
John:
I agree with your definition of daytime dx.It matches my own standard
i had set for myself.
I think these long haul dx catches in the daytime are the result of
enhanced ground wave that this area of the country is known for.I
believe this is enhanced after long term heavy rains that cause wide
spread flooding.These signals are all steady in strength although in
some cases weak as i think they would be for ground wave.I have not
noticed any fading or unsteady signals with these logs as i would
expect with skywave .During heavy flooding in the Midwest in the
1990,s,i received my most distant daytime log (on 650 )from
Nashwauk,Mn at 765.75 miles per the FCC(heard on a non
ultralight-G.E.Super Radio 3).I believe it was during this time i also
heard Chicago stations on 670 and 720 for my 2nd and 3rd most distant
stations.
By the way,i have corrected an error i made and have recalculated my
distance records.i will post them later .

In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "John H. Bryant" <bjohnorcas@> wrote:

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.


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: Daytime DXing Records Suggested

John H. Bryant <bjohnorcas@...>
 

Yes, Interesting observations, Mark.... that's exactly why I suggested "non-coastal" loggings... which would more nearly give the whole continent an even shot at the record....  and, yes, we've had HLAZ in South Korea more than 2 hours after dawn... but rarely and coastal, of course (from Grayland :>)

John B.


At 04:54 PM 6/10/2008 +0000, you wrote:

On Cape Cod, Turks & Caicos 530 at 1400 miles is easy enough to hear
on pure groundwave. Maybe not with a "stock" ultralight, but
certainly on one with a super-sized ferrite rod, or if passively
coupled to a decent size high-Q box loop. You would also be able to
get the Jacksonville, FL station on 690 from south-facing Cape Cod
beaches such as West Dennis. That's at about 1100 miles.

Transatlantic DX more than 2 hours before sunset has indeed occurred
at Massachusetts coastal sites in autumn and winter. Saudi Arabia on
1521 is the gorilla of the bunch, with a log of it from East Harwich,
MA at 1 p.m. EST / 1800 UTC once. A few years back in November in
Newfoundland, the DXpedition crew at Cappahayden had all-day Norway-
1314 at levels consistent with ultralight-capable reception. That
juggernaut is now silent, but I don't see why Saudi 1521, Croatia
1134, or some other megablaster could not allow a similar feat in
eastern Canada or even in New England states coastal areas.

Mark Connelly, WA1ION - Billerica, MA, USA

--- In ultralightdx@..., "John H. Bryant"
wrote:
>
> 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.
> >
> >
> >Robert S. Ross VA3SW
> >Box 1003, Stn. B.
> >London, Ontario
> >CANADA N6A5K1
> >
> >Antique/Vintage Radio Enthusiast
> >Amateur Radio Stations VA3SW/VE3JFC
> >
> >Defy Physics.....Play Table Tennis!! (Ping Pong with an Attitude)
> >«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«
> >
>


Re: Daytime DXing Records Suggested

MarkWA1ION
 

On Cape Cod, Turks & Caicos 530 at 1400 miles is easy enough to hear
on pure groundwave. Maybe not with a "stock" ultralight, but
certainly on one with a super-sized ferrite rod, or if passively
coupled to a decent size high-Q box loop. You would also be able to
get the Jacksonville, FL station on 690 from south-facing Cape Cod
beaches such as West Dennis. That's at about 1100 miles.

Transatlantic DX more than 2 hours before sunset has indeed occurred
at Massachusetts coastal sites in autumn and winter. Saudi Arabia on
1521 is the gorilla of the bunch, with a log of it from East Harwich,
MA at 1 p.m. EST / 1800 UTC once. A few years back in November in
Newfoundland, the DXpedition crew at Cappahayden had all-day Norway-
1314 at levels consistent with ultralight-capable reception. That
juggernaut is now silent, but I don't see why Saudi 1521, Croatia
1134, or some other megablaster could not allow a similar feat in
eastern Canada or even in New England states coastal areas.

Mark Connelly, WA1ION - Billerica, MA, USA

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "John H. Bryant"
<bjohnorcas@...> wrote:

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.


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

Antique/Vintage Radio Enthusiast
Amateur Radio Stations VA3SW/VE3JFC

Defy Physics.....Play Table Tennis!! (Ping Pong with an Attitude)
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Re: Daytime DXing Records Suggested

Carl DeWhitt
 

---
John:
I agree with your definition of daytime dx.It matches my own standard
i had set for myself.
I think these long haul dx catches in the daytime are the result of
enhanced ground wave that this area of the country is known for.I
believe this is enhanced after long term heavy rains that cause wide
spread flooding.These signals are all steady in strength although in
some cases weak as i think they would be for ground wave.I have not
noticed any fading or unsteady signals with these logs as i would
expect with skywave .During heavy flooding in the Midwest in the
1990,s,i received my most distant daytime log (on 650 )from
Nashwauk,Mn at 765.75 miles per the FCC(heard on a non
ultralight-G.E.Super Radio 3).I believe it was during this time i also
heard Chicago stations on 670 and 720 for my 2nd and 3rd most distant
stations.
By the way,i have corrected an error i made and have recalculated my
distance records.i will post them later .

In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "John H. Bryant" <bjohnorcas@...> wrote:

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.


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

Antique/Vintage Radio Enthusiast
Amateur Radio Stations VA3SW/VE3JFC

Defy Physics.....Play Table Tennis!! (Ping Pong with an Attitude)
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Two New Articles Uploaded to the dxer.ca Files Area

John H. Bryant <bjohnorcas@...>
 

I've just uploaded two articles to the Ultralight Files area of DXer.ca:

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

Both articles begin with "Ultralight-xxxxxxx."  Both are on the first page in our files area. The first article is about Building and Operating the National SRF-39 and details that project with which you are likely familiar. I do give a couple of important tips for anyone interested in doing something similar... especially connecting a tuning shaft to the SRF-39 tuning capacitor.  The second article covers Adding an External MW Antenna Port to Small Portables. That details my project to couple external antennas to ultralights. I give parts numbers and sources of same, along with photos of the work done on three different radio models: Sangean DT-200VX, Eton E100 and the non-Ultralight Kaito KA-1103.

I got some good advice on whether to submit these to the clubs or publish them directly to the web. Happily, there are a whole lot of technical articles, most about ultralighting, in the club hoppers now and all of the clubs are on reduced summer publication schedules. Under those circumstances, we felt that the National SRF-39 article was probably for too limited an audience (those folks here) and should best be published on the web. The article about adding external antenna ports to small portable radios is of general interest, but I wanted to get it in the hands of the ultralight community this summer and club publication was unlikely until sometime in the fall.  I'll be sending the antenna article to the clubs and letting them know that it is already on the web. Some may wish to publish it this fall anyway.

In the meantime, if you are interested in either of these subjects, have at them... and if you have questions, post'em here.

  

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


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.


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

Antique/Vintage Radio Enthusiast
Amateur Radio Stations VA3SW/VE3JFC

Defy Physics.....Play Table Tennis!! (Ping Pong with an Attitude)
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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.


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

Antique/Vintage Radio Enthusiast
Amateur Radio Stations VA3SW/VE3JFC

Defy Physics.....Play Table Tennis!! (Ping Pong with an Attitude)
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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.