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Re: 540 Hungary Kossuth Rádió 8013km barefoot XHDATA D-808 11th March 2021 2129UTC

Peter 1956
 

Here is 1431 VOA Djibouti also using the barefoot D-808.
1431 DJI VOA Djibouti/Doraleh 4496km 21:20 UTC 11th March 2021
https://youtu.be/X8PtFkUiC0Y

Peter


New Radio - Walk Radio DAB-P9

Paul Blundell
 

Today I was lucky enough to be given this radio as an early birthday present.


This will be used mostly for the RDS feature and as a bed time / work radio. My limited testing so far has shown that the FM performance is good. I will be doing a full review and write up.

Paul


540 Hungary Kossuth Rádió 8013km barefoot XHDATA D-808 11th March 2021 2129UTC

Peter 1956
 

2,000,000 W (you could probably receive this one on Mars) Received in Botswana
https://youtu.be/veddlhvlxDY

Peter


1350 TWR Arabic Gavar Armenia 7550km Tecsun PL-360 {barefoot}

Peter 1956
 

This radio is an "approved" ultralight. :)
20:02 UTC 11th March 2021 Radio Botswana 1350 was off the air.
https://youtu.be/_UDz59cw1xU

Only 1,000,000 W

Peter
Botswana


Re: Australian Assistance Needed-- "Radio 531"

Gary DeBock
 

On Thu, Mar 11, 2021 at 09:19 PM, Chris Rogers wrote:
Hi Gary,
That is not 4KZ, but 2PM Kempsey. Good catch. can't hear it at my house because it is blocked by 3GG which is only 40k's down the road.
You are right at 34 second mark it says Radio Five Thirty One and at 43 seconds  "on the super radio network" which comes from 2SM
https://www.radio531.com.au/
Thanks Chris,

Your help is greatly appreciated, Neither of the eastern Australian 531 kHz stations (4KZ or 2PM) shows up very much at the "Kiwi Cliff" in Oregon in August, when I usually chase DX from your direction. It seems like in March the "Kiwi Cliff" has morphed into the "Oz Cliff," with 531-2PM and 4KZ kicking More FM and PI into the drink.

Gary

 


1557 TWN RFA Kouhu 300kW 11530km barefoot XHDATA D-808

Peter 1956
 

Received indoors in Botswana 11th March 2021 21:16 UTC.
https://youtu.be/lHbR84UWsHM

Peter Wilson


Re: Australian Assistance Needed-- "Radio 531"

Chris Rogers
 

Hi Gary,
That is not 4KZ, but 2PM Kempsey. Good catch. can't hear it at my house because it is blocked by 3GG which is only 40k's down the road.
You are right at 34 second mark it says Radio Five Thirty One and at 43 seconds  "on the super radio network" which comes from 2SM
https://www.radio531.com.au/


Re: Australian Assistance Needed-- "Radio 531"

Gary DeBock
 

Thanks Paul and Paul (no mistake),

Your suggestions are appreciated. Paul W., I'll email Al if this mystery isn't cleared up by tonight.

Gary


Re: Australian Assistance Needed-- "Radio 531"

Paul Blundell
 

Hi Gary,

I have had a look at their website and social media, I can't find any reference to either slogan. I also noticed that neither had been updated in the past few months.

Paul

On Fri, Mar 12, 2021 at 10:42 AM Gary DeBock via groups.io <D1028Gary=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
This strong 531 kHz Australian station with an oldies music format was received at 1441 UTC on March 3 at the Rockwork ocean cliff during a sunrise session, and features an ID, "Radio Five Thirty One" at 34 seconds. Later on at 43 seconds there is another network ID, "on the ________ radio network." (it sounds like "civil radio network")  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/5ih24gvcr4t9jecqt2zo6mbusvbo9vzi

Does anyone in Oz know whether 531-4KZ has started IDing itself as "Radio Five Thirty One?" This station's format matches the long-tern format of 4KZ, but previously 4KZ identified itself as on the "KZ" network, and the network ID at 43 seconds certainly doesn't sound like "KZ" any more. Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated-- thanks!

Gary DeBock
DXing at the Rockwork 2 Ocean Cliff (near Manzanita, OR, USA) from March 3-6






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Paul


Re: Australian Assistance Needed-- "Radio 531"

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
 


Gary,

Email 4KZ GM Al Kirton, al@... directly

He’s very dxer friendly and will at least say it isn’t then if it’s not then

Paul 


On Thu, Mar 11, 2021 at 2:42 PM Gary DeBock via groups.io <D1028Gary=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
This strong 531 kHz Australian station with an oldies music format was received at 1441 UTC on March 3 at the Rockwork ocean cliff during a sunrise session, and features an ID, "Radio Five Thirty One" at 34 seconds. Later on at 43 seconds there is another network ID, "on the ________ radio network." (it sounds like "civil radio network")  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/5ih24gvcr4t9jecqt2zo6mbusvbo9vzi

Does anyone in Oz know whether 531-4KZ has started IDing itself as "Radio Five Thirty One?" This station's format matches the long-tern format of 4KZ, but previously 4KZ identified itself as on the "KZ" network, and the network ID at 43 seconds certainly doesn't sound like "KZ" any more. Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated-- thanks!

Gary DeBock
DXing at the Rockwork 2 Ocean Cliff (near Manzanita, OR, USA) from March 3-6





Australian Assistance Needed-- "Radio 531"

Gary DeBock
 

This strong 531 kHz Australian station with an oldies music format was received at 1441 UTC on March 3 at the Rockwork ocean cliff during a sunrise session, and features an ID, "Radio Five Thirty One" at 34 seconds. Later on at 43 seconds there is another network ID, "on the ________ radio network." (it sounds like "civil radio network")  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/5ih24gvcr4t9jecqt2zo6mbusvbo9vzi

Does anyone in Oz know whether 531-4KZ has started IDing itself as "Radio Five Thirty One?" This station's format matches the long-tern format of 4KZ, but previously 4KZ identified itself as on the "KZ" network, and the network ID at 43 seconds certainly doesn't sound like "KZ" any more. Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated-- thanks!

Gary DeBock
DXing at the Rockwork 2 Ocean Cliff (near Manzanita, OR, USA) from March 3-6





Re: 531 kHz Australians' S9+ Shootout at 11,700 km

Paul Blundell
 

Excellent logging Gary and a great photo to match.

Paul

On Thu, Mar 11, 2021 at 8:53 PM Gary DeBock via groups.io <D1028Gary=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
How wild is ocean cliff DXing? Well, here is a minor sample. At 1415 UTC on March 3rd a 6 inch (15cm) FSL antenna set up on the Rockwork 2 plunging cliff near Manzanita, Oregon (USA) tracked down 531-4KZ (with an oldies format) and 531-2PM (with a "talker" format) in an S9+ snarl at 11,700 km across the Pacific Ocean (7,250 miles). This was on a 7.5 inch loopstick XHDATA D-808, set up on the ocean cliff as shown in the attached photo taken during the same sunrise session. Wacky!  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/mw5rw63b1ypraa4y0p9k457tfcmzq99e

Gary DeBock (DXing at the Rockwork 2 Ocean Cliff near Manzanita, OR, USA)   



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Paul


Re: 531 kHz Australians' S9+ Shootout at 11,700 km

Gary DeBock
 

On Thu, Mar 11, 2021 at 08:46 AM, C B wrote:
Great recording! Thanks. I might have expected that with the behemoth FSLs you brought to Rockwork the two years I joined you. The effectiveness of the 6 inch FSLs continues to amaze. I'm glad that braving the elements on the cliff paid dividends for you!
73,
Craig Barnes
Wheat Ridge, CO
 
Thanks Art and Craig,

Craig, these compact , reworked FSL antennas are the way to go-- just ask Paul, up in Alaska! He mentioned to me yesterday that he thinks his 5 inch FSL outperforms a 4 foot air core box loop. There isn't much sense in dragging the 35 lb. monster FSL's around the ocean cliffs when these 9 lb. models can track down S9+ snarls of the Australians on 531 like this in March, and all-time west coast firsts like 594-Myanmar and 675-AIR in October.

Craig, these new-design 6 inch FSL models pack a little more gain than your 5 inch "Frequent Flyer" model, and I'll be happy to provide you with one prior to your Rockwork Cliff trip in August. I've attached a design photo of the antenna-- which (after its exceptional Asian TP-DX performance in October) has been given a new nickname here-- the "Six Appeal" FSL model :-)

Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
 

 


Re: 531 kHz Australians' S9+ Shootout at 11,700 km

C B
 

Gary,

Great recording! Thanks. I might have expected that with the behemoth FSLs you brought to Rockwork the two years I joined you. The effectiveness of the 6 inch FSLs continues to amaze. I'm glad that braving the elements on the cliff paid dividends for you!

73,

Craig Barnes
Wheat Ridge, CO

On Thursday, March 11, 2021, 09:19:12 AM MST, K7DWI Art <k7dwicn82@...> wrote:


Dang it. Missed opportunity, but got the first Covid Vaccine instead.
I also need to get up earlier in the morning. Gloom and fog makes me sleep late.
I need to test out my view here in Southern Oregon (towards Australia and mountain behind me).
Excellent! I really enjoy the posts.
73 Art


Re: 531 kHz Australians' S9+ Shootout at 11,700 km

K7DWI Art
 

Dang it. Missed opportunity, but got the first Covid Vaccine instead.
I also need to get up earlier in the morning. Gloom and fog makes me sleep late.
I need to test out my view here in Southern Oregon (towards Australia and mountain behind me).
Excellent! I really enjoy the posts.
73 Art


531 kHz Australians' S9+ Shootout at 11,700 km

Gary DeBock
 

How wild is ocean cliff DXing? Well, here is a minor sample. At 1415 UTC on March 3rd a 6 inch (15cm) FSL antenna set up on the Rockwork 2 plunging cliff near Manzanita, Oregon (USA) tracked down 531-4KZ (with an oldies format) and 531-2PM (with a "talker" format) in an S9+ snarl at 11,700 km across the Pacific Ocean (7,250 miles). This was on a 7.5 inch loopstick XHDATA D-808, set up on the ocean cliff as shown in the attached photo taken during the same sunrise session. Wacky!  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/mw5rw63b1ypraa4y0p9k457tfcmzq99e

Gary DeBock (DXing at the Rockwork 2 Ocean Cliff near Manzanita, OR, USA)   


Re: 1296 E COPE Valencia 7652km barefoot XHDATA D-808

Peter 1956
 

Thanks Pedro


Re: Air Band Receivers

Emily Keene
 

I have 2 of those tiny 737 multibands, identical except that one is labeled "hang ron da" and the other is labeled "exmax". I have really enjoyed them as fun toys to play with, and like Todd Erbert on the video review, I am amazed at how many functions are in such a tiny radio. The tip of the antenna came off on one of mine, but it still works fine.
Emily Keene, New Jersey



Sent from my Virgin Mobile Phone.


-------- Original message --------
From: Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...>
Date: 3/10/21 4:28 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Air Band Receivers

Thanks for the link, that is a good video. I am still 50/50 on it.

On Wed, Mar 10, 2021 at 7:03 PM keith beesley via groups.io <keith1226=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Paul, 

Don't know if this is viewable in Australia (don't know why it wouldn't be), but here's a video review from Todd Erbert on YouTube: HanRongDa HRD-737 AM FM SW AIR VHF CB Portable Radio Review - YouTube


Keith Beesley
Seattle WA USA


On Monday, March 8, 2021, 04:53:25 PM PST, Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:




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Paul


Re: Air Band Receivers

Paul Blundell
 

I have owned the UBC126AT (Australian version), they are a great scanner but not what I am looking for. In this case it needs to look like a "normal" AM/FM radio.


On Thu, Mar 11, 2021 at 1:12 AM Joseph Rotman via groups.io <N9JCQ=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Peter is correct.  The pocket SW receivers are at the very best, marginal air band receivers.  Perhaps the best hand held available on the market is the Uniden 125AT here in the states.  Elsewhere, I am not sure what the Uniden nomenclature is for it. Is a very affordable scanner that you can use for monitoring the civilian and military air bands.


-----Original Message-----
From: Peter 1956 <pe1etr@...>
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Mar 9, 2021 3:17 am
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Air Band Receivers

Your welcome Paul,

There are some small scanners that cover airband.
eg Uniden Bearcat EZI-33XLT 
Peter



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Paul


Re: 1296 E COPE Valencia 7652km barefoot XHDATA D-808

Pedro Porres
 

Congratulations Peter, great Dx.
I confirm that it is the Athletic Bilbao-Granada C. F. (2-1) match. At the time of the recording, Athletic was winning 1-0.
A greeting from Spain.

Pedro Porres
Córdoba, Spain.

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