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New member looking for help

John S <jrstubley@...>
 

Hi all,

I’d like to get involved in Ultralight Dxing and I’m looking for a good radio that qualifies. I have a CCPocket and a PL880. I know the PL880 doesn’t qualify and the CCPocket isn’t ideal. Could some of you recommend a legit Ultralight? If it helps, I live in Western NY State.

Thanks,
John


Video-- March 2021 Rockwork 2 Ocean Cliff DXpedition

Gary DeBock
 

 With nasty weather forecast for 3 out of 4 days I knew that the latest DXing trip to Manzanita, Oregon would never be boring!  The weather was indeed the most severe ever faced during ocean cliff live DXing, but on the very first morning (March 3rd) the Rockwork 2 cliff was deceptively calm, with only a 36 degree (F) temperature somewhat less than ideal. Reminding myself of Paul Walker in Alaska I gratefully set up my gear in the clear weather (thankful to be just above freezing), and noticed that the Pacific Ocean sunrise scenery was awesome from the top of the plunging cliff, complete with a lofty view of Manzanita far below. Figuring that this was the first, last and only chance that I would have during this trip to shoot a video without subjecting my phone to all-out combat, I interrupted the DU-oriented session to record the moment  (6) March 2021 Rockwork 2 Ocean Cliff DXpedition - YouTube
     The twin 6" (15cm) FSL setup with two "supercharged" portables (a CC Skywave and XHDATA D-808) is at the top of the DU-oriented cliff face of the Rockwork 2 site-- the only one with a "dual personality" (featuring both South Pacific and Asian-facing cliffs). The Asian-facing cliff site was the venue of last October's breakthrough TP-DXpedition, although this week the biggest breakthrough was probably in surviving vicious weather.

Gary DeBock (DXing at the Rockwork 2 ocean cliff from March 3-6)


Video-- Subfreezing Wind Chill Rocks Rockwork 2

Gary DeBock
 

Paul Walker is indeed the Master of live FSL DXing in subzero temperatures, but the Rockwork cliff in Oregon has far more tricks up its sleeve to put Extreme DXers to the test! This video shows the highly exposed Rockwork 2 ocean cliff DXing setup on March 4th, with 30 mph wind gusts pushing the wind chill to around 25 degrees F. Although that might seem like like a tropical heat wave in McGrath, Alaska, the wind came very close to making "Frequent Flyers" out of the two 6 inch (15cm) FSL antennas, threatening to topple them and their 5 foot (1.52m) PVC bases onto the solid concrete. This was actually one of the more moderate weather days last week!  (4) Subfreezing Wind Chill Rocks Rockwork 2 - YouTube

73, Gary DeBock (back in Puyallup, WA, USA)


Re: MW from Brazil received in Botswana on a barefoot Tecsun PL-398MP

Gary DeBock
 

On Mon, Mar 8, 2021 at 10:08 AM, Peter 1956 wrote:
Barefoot XHDATA D-808.
1400 Brazil Rádio Rio de Janeiro 6917km
https://youtu.be/GVY7ltZjzQY

Peter wilson
Botswana
Those are awesome DXing results, Peter!

Good luck tracking down more long range DX on your barefoot XHDATA D-808.

73, Gary DeBock (N7EKX)
Ultralight Group Co-Founder
Puyallup, WA, USA


Re: MW from Brazil received in Botswana on a barefoot Tecsun PL-398MP

Peter 1956
 

Barefoot XHDATA D-808.
1400 Brazil Rádio Rio de Janeiro 6917km
https://youtu.be/GVY7ltZjzQY

Peter wilson
Botswana


NHK2 EARLY sign off?

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
 

Had 693 at 1435UTC peeling the paint off in Alaska today, and at 1440UTC, they did their usual sign off... station id, some official sounding song then the sign off music/chimes.   They aren’t listed as signing off till 1540UTC.  And what’s odd is I’d swear at least the 774 transmitter is still on air an hour later with a dead/open carrier. 



Re: Trans Tasman Logging - 11/02/2021

Paul Blundell
 

Hi. I have been checking this frequency the last two nights, I have confirmed 5CC tonight.

Paul

On Sun, 7 Mar 2021, 20:25 Chris Rogers, <crvee8@...> wrote:
Re 2EC 765. It is no more it has transitioned to FM and is no longer on 765 khz.


Re: 189 kHz

Tony Magon
 

Yes I would think it would be Iceland as it is just getting dark there

73

Tony VK2IC




On Mon, Mar 8, 2021 at 5:10 PM Jorge Garzón via groups.io <iberiaDX=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi,
No stations in Spanish on that frequency.
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)
..................................................................................
Blog: IberiaDX  · Twitter: @IberiaDX


En lunes, 8 de marzo de 2021 04:46:12 CET, Chris Rogers <crvee8@...> escribió:


The only station I could find record of on that frequency is RUV Iceland Gufuskalar with 100KW.


Re: 189 kHz

Jorge Garzón
 

Hi,
No stations in Spanish on that frequency.
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)
..................................................................................
Blog: IberiaDX  · Twitter: @IberiaDX


En lunes, 8 de marzo de 2021 04:46:12 CET, Chris Rogers <crvee8@...> escribió:


The only station I could find record of on that frequency is RUV Iceland Gufuskalar with 100KW.


Re: 189 kHz

Paul Blundell
 

Could it have been Iceland?


On Mon, 8 Mar 2021, 14:33 vk2gel, <b748@...> wrote:
Hi all, pre dawn this am in Sydney I heard what sounded like Russian or Spanish accents on 189 kHz, perhaps a 2 person conversation in a studio?

Is there a world wide database of LW/SW freqs I could search to see what station this might be?

Thanks, Grant.


Re: 189 kHz

Chris Rogers
 

The only station I could find record of on that frequency is RUV Iceland Gufuskalar with 100KW.


189 kHz

vk2gel
 

Hi all, pre dawn this am in Sydney I heard what sounded like Russian or Spanish accents on 189 kHz, perhaps a 2 person conversation in a studio?

Is there a world wide database of LW/SW freqs I could search to see what station this might be?

Thanks, Grant.


Re: Radio Taiwan Int'l English 738khz

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
 


I’m sorry I should’ve been more clear

I’m 150 percent certain of what I heard, in terms of a station name... I just couldn’t find it on the schedule at RTIs website

That’s all

Paul. 

On Sun, Mar 7, 2021 at 9:19 AM Paul B. Walker, Jr. <walkerbroadcasting@...> wrote:
Heard via the 150,000 Watt BEL2 Taiwan Fisheries Radio transmitter on Sunday March 7 at 1535UTC in McGrath, Alaska with a CC Skywave & DeBock 5" FSL Antenna

I can't actually match what I think her name or the program name is by looking at the RTI website but she speaks english the entire newscast, which I tuned into in progress. After the song is over, there's another language that you can barely make out . Plus, this program ended at an odd time, about 1540UTC. If this were something other then RTI's english broadcast, she wouldn't be using english, I don't think.

Nonetheless, my best reception yet of 738khz Taiwan. Audio lcip here: 



Re: Radio Taiwan Int'l English 738khz

Peter 1956
 

Hello Paul,
Yes, there is an ID "Radio Taiwan International"

Peter


Re: Trans Tasman Logging - 11/02/2021

Paul Blundell
 

Thanks for that. I have a local station on 1584kHz so don't hear much on that.


On Sun, 7 Mar 2021, 18:35 vk2gel, <b748@...> wrote:
Well done Paul.

Recently I drove from Eden NSW to Moruya NSW and accidentally happened upon these 2 masts beside the road. According to ACMA this site is 2EC 765 kHz at Kalaru, serving Bega.

ACMA also lists 2EC has having a Tx on 1584 kHz at Narooma, just up the coast, but I couldn't find any antennas there upon inspection.

The music was great so please let me know if you can copy either of them.

Regards, Grant vk2gel.


Radio Taiwan Int'l English 738khz

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
 

Heard via the 150,000 Watt BEL2 Taiwan Fisheries Radio transmitter on Sunday March 7 at 1535UTC in McGrath, Alaska with a CC Skywave & DeBock 5" FSL Antenna

I can't actually match what I think her name or the program name is by looking at the RTI website but she speaks english the entire newscast, which I tuned into in progress. After the song is over, there's another language that you can barely make out . Plus, this program ended at an odd time, about 1540UTC. If this were something other then RTI's english broadcast, she wouldn't be using english, I don't think.

Nonetheless, my best reception yet of 738khz Taiwan. Audio lcip here: 



JOUB 774

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
 

Blasting in at 1539UTC At sign off with chatter from 770 KCHU and 780 KNOM.

Great audio and signal!


Paul Walker
McGrath Alaska 
Cc skywave and DeBock 5” FSL



Re: Broadcasts in Spanish in Australia

Chris Rogers
 

Also:
https://radioaustral.com.au/


Re: Broadcasts in Spanish in Australia

Paul Blundell
 

I don't know of / have heard anything on the MW band. I am not about FM but nothing local to me in Tasmania.

Paul

On Sun, 7 Mar 2021, 21:05 Jorge Garzón via groups.io, <iberiaDX=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
When I lived in Australia I tuned in to different Spanish programs on MW and FM stations. Even I was interviewed by 2MBS Sydney where we talked on Spanish music. 

Is there any source to know the nowadays Spanish programs in the Aussie radio scene? Any help much appreciated. 
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)
..................................................................................
Blog: IberiaDX  · Twitter: @IberiaDX


Re: Broadcasts in Spanish in Australia

Chris Rogers
 

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