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Re: Air Band Receivers

Peter 1956
 

Hello Paul,

I forgot that the Radiwow R-108 has airband, that works well according to Jay Allen.
https://radiojayallen.com/radiwow-r-108-fm-stereo-lw-sw-mw-air-dsp-portable-radio/

It is the little brother of the XHDATA D-808

Peter


MWDX Eton Elite Traveler ultralight radio 12th March 2021

Peter 1956
 

Captions on the video.
https://youtu.be/AeEhiWEVToU

Peter
Botswana


Re: Air Band Receivers

Paul Blundell
 

Thanks Michael, I think it is an area which might see some improvements and more radios supporting the airband.

Paul

On Sat, 13 Mar 2021, 08:28 Michael Schuster, <schuster.ma@...> wrote:
Someone posted a sneak peek at a prototype of the successor to this radio, the HRD-747, on the SWL blog last week. Claims it performs much better ... to be determined.


Re: Air Band Receivers

Michael Schuster
 

Someone posted a sneak peek at a prototype of the successor to this radio, the HRD-747, on the SWL blog last week. Claims it performs much better ... to be determined.


Re: New Radio - Walk Radio DAB-P9

Paul Blundell
 

Thanks Michael.

We don't have any DAB where I live yet but about 180km South we do, next time I am down that way I will be testing out that feature.

On Sat, 13 Mar 2021, 02:58 Michael Schuster, <schuster.ma@...> wrote:
I saw this Chinese radio on eBay when shopping for an upcoming European trip a couple of years ago. As it was a totally unknown quantity and shipped from China, I ended up going for the Majority Eddington instead. I was particularly struck by the physical appearance - they basically copied the Sangean DT-400 cabinet. Curious to hear how it does on DAB+ as well.


Maggie May: Two Logs/Two Countries: SAME TIME!

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
 

I had Magic Talk NZ 1107 about 1449UTC with Maggie May.   Less than 2 minutes later I had... Maggie May on 1026, which thanks to a “recently played” list, showed this was 4MK Mackay, QLD.

Magic Talk was about a minute ahead of 4MK.

Paul 
McGrath, Alaska 


Re: New Radio - Walk Radio DAB-P9

Michael Schuster
 

I saw this Chinese radio on eBay when shopping for an upcoming European trip a couple of years ago. As it was a totally unknown quantity and shipped from China, I ended up going for the Majority Eddington instead. I was particularly struck by the physical appearance - they basically copied the Sangean DT-400 cabinet. Curious to hear how it does on DAB+ as well.


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

C B
 

Gary,

Thank you for your offer of one of your latest 6 inch FSLs!! Given that the 5 inch “Frequent Flyer” FSL is proven to be no slouch, I can’t wait to try the 6 inch FSL!!

Thanks & 73,

Craig Barnes
Wheat Ridge, CO


On Mar 11, 2021, at 3:15 PM, Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:


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: 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

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