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Re: Loggings - 1404kHz - 1494kHz - 10/05/2021

Johnny
 

Thanks Keith!


Re: Headphones?

Phil Pasteur
 

Sennheiser has an "equivalent"  to the Sony mentioned above. It is the  HD280  PRO. It is considered a studio monitor sort of headphone like the MDR7506. The sound profile is quite similar so it is a good communications type headphone as well.  It is about  $20 cheaper than the Sony, if that matters. I have had a set for over 10 years using them fairly regularly, and they have held up fine. Like the Sony, they are closed, so when ambient temperatures are high, your ears can get uncomfortably warm over time (an hour or two depending...).
I have lots of headphones   (18 sets, a couple over the $2K mark) and IEMs (In ear Monitors, maybe 30 sets). The best sounding headphones or IEMs for music listening are not the ones I like best for DX or comms listening. I find that headphones with a "forward" midrange and lower treble are the best for speech intelligibility. The over the ear closed types (like the Sony and Senn) are best for digging out those hard to hear station IDs.
This is followed by the in ear type with good fitting tips. In last place are the ear buds. They (as someone mentioned) seem to not want to stay in my ears. Even when they are inserted properly, they do not couple well so you lose that intelligibility that the other two types do well. For portability it is hard to beat a set of IEMs. You don't need or want anything high end with multiple drivers or microphones with buttons to switch calls. Just make sure you get a selection of tips so you can get a comfortable fit that doesn't aggravate your ears over time.
Actually these are pretty darn good and relatively cheap:
https://ccrane.com/cc-buds-pro-in-ear-earbuds-for-talk-radio-audio-books-and-voice-clarity/
I have a couple of sets that I use for DXing while travelling. I like them!


Re: Loggings - 1404kHz - 1494kHz - 10/05/2021

keith beesley
 

Hi Johnny, 

1404 kHz is the frequency, 2PK is the station callsign, they use combinations of numbers and letters in Australia :-)

Keith Beesley
Seattle WA USA

On Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 07:57:07 AM PDT, Johnny via groups.io <jlochey@...> wrote:


Hi Paul,

What do these number mean? 

Example:  14042PK - Is that 1404.2 KHZ ?

Sorry,


Johnny


Re: Loggings - 1404kHz - 1494kHz - 10/05/2021

Johnny
 

Hi Paul,

What do these number mean? 

Example:  14042PK - Is that 1404.2 KHZ ?

Sorry,


Johnny


WTMP 1150 STERO TEST TONIGHT--- STARTING IN ONE HALF HOUR (MIDNIGHT EASTERN)

Les Rayburn
 

WTMP (AM) - Wikipedia


WTMP 1150 kHz in Tampa, FL will be conducting a test in AM Stereo tonight per a post from owner Neil Ardman in the Facebook Group "I Love AM Radio."
Details are minimal but we assume that the test will commence at the start of experimental hours, beginning at Midnight Eastern Time (0400 UTC)
We can also assume that the test may be at their daytime power of 10,000 watts but this is NOT CONFIRMED.
No information on duration or programming. Some sweep tones, Morse Code IDs, etc. have been e-mailed to Neil but no word on if he received them in time to incorporate them into the test. Fingers crossed.

Best bet is to tune in and record the session, perhaps find an online remote SDR or live stream to verify your reception.




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Loggings - 1404kHz - 1494kHz - 10/05/2021

Paul Blundell
 

Date: 10/05/2021
Time: 9:00pm
Location: Home, Launceston Tasmania.
Notes: AR-1733 / Internal Aerial 

FREQ

CALLSIGN

Area Served

Purpose

Power

1404

2PK

Parkes/Forbes

Commercial

2k

1413

2EA

Newcastle

National

5k

1422

HPON MELBOURNE

Melbourne

HPON

5k

1431

2RN

Wollongong

National

2k

1440

1EA

Canberra

National

2k

1458

2PB

Newcastle

National

2k

1467

3ML

Mildura/Sunraysia

Commercial

2k

1476

5MG

Mount Gambier

National

1k

1494

2AY

Albury

Commercial

2k

 


Re: Your current "personal" radio DX challenge?

Paul Blundell
 

I would love to see how it works for you, I have done another chunk last night and will be posting those results soon.


On Tue, May 11, 2021 at 5:48 AM Johnny via groups.io <jlochey=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Paul,

That is a really neat idea!

I think that's cool!

I'll try that myself...


Johnny



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Paul


Re: Kmart AM/FM Radio - Review - March 2021

Paul Blundell
 

They are the main "variety" store here, sort of like Walmart for those in the USA.


On Tue, May 11, 2021 at 5:47 AM Johnny via groups.io <jlochey=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
KMart is an extinct animal in my area, sadly...

Great place when I was young.



J



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Paul


Re: Sangean DT-800

Paul Blundell
 

Those are some interesting results, what was wrong with the 310ET?


On Tue, May 11, 2021 at 5:46 AM Johnny via groups.io <jlochey=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Love it!  Zoot!

I'll be using soon!

To me it sounds like it could be used instead of "sweet" or "awesome"?


Also, I have performed some VERY informal tests pitting my DT-800 against my CCrane Skywave, Sihuadon R-108 and Tecsun PL-310ET, and found the DT-800 to be able to really "hold it's own" against these other radios and the DT-800 was able to "hear" most of the same things (95%?) on AM that these other radios could, surprisingly.  FM was almost as good, but the R-108 is pretty hard to beat on FM.

PL-310ET had to go back to the shop and will be replaced by a PL-330 (in transit).


Thanks all!


Johnny



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Paul


Re: Headphones?

Johnny
 

Great ideas everyone, thx!

J


Re: Your current "personal" radio DX challenge?

Johnny
 

Hi Paul,

That is a really neat idea!

I think that's cool!

I'll try that myself...


Johnny


Re: Kmart AM/FM Radio - Review - March 2021

Johnny
 

KMart is an extinct animal in my area, sadly...

Great place when I was young.



J


Re: Sangean DT-800

Johnny
 

Love it!  Zoot!

I'll be using soon!

To me it sounds like it could be used instead of "sweet" or "awesome"?


Also, I have performed some VERY informal tests pitting my DT-800 against my CCrane Skywave, Sihuadon R-108 and Tecsun PL-310ET, and found the DT-800 to be able to really "hold it's own" against these other radios and the DT-800 was able to "hear" most of the same things (95%?) on AM that these other radios could, surprisingly.  FM was almost as good, but the R-108 is pretty hard to beat on FM.

PL-310ET had to go back to the shop and will be replaced by a PL-330 (in transit).


Thanks all!


Johnny


Re: Sangean DT-800

Phil Pasteur
 

I have been known to use the term, but combined with high, as in "High Zoot". I used it to mean advanced/good. or the like.
from word reference forums
high-zoot = approximately "really cool" From "zooty" - sharp, fashionable, showy


Re: Spain MW report

patrice.privat
 

Gracias Jorge
Propagation is getting poorer now with extended daylight.
Are you aware of Regional News time slots for SER/COPE/RN on Saturday and Sunday, por favor.??

73's

PP


Re: Spain MW report

Jorge Garzón
 

Hi Patrice, 
1125 RNE-R5 Todonoticias Álava from Vitoria. RN is one of the Spanish Public National Radio channels (RN de Radio Nacional de España RNE). The second one, mainly focused on news and cultural short programs, is Radio 5 (R5 de Radio Nacional de España RNE) . 
From Vitoria, RNE-RN ID will be 'Radio Nacional de España Euskadi' with regional news, and RNE-R5 ID 'Radio 5 Todonoticias Álava' with local news. 
¡Buen DX! 
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QTH: IN83ag / 43º15' N · 03º56' W
Urb. San Roque 95, casa 5 (Villasevil)
39698 Santiurde de Toranzo (ESPAÑA - SPAIN)
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Spain MW report

patrice.privat
 

Hi

0725 CEST on 1125 RN Vitoria clearly dominant.

Good day

Patrice
Tecsun PL380


Re: Kmart AM/FM Radio - Review - March 2021

Paul Blundell
 

Since moving house I have got this radio back out and have spent some more time really getting to know it. 
One thing I have noticed on FM is that it has a noticeable "drift", over the period of an hour or so it required a retune every so often. I will be checking to see if the AM band suffers the same issue.


Re: Moving Home and Loggings

Paul Blundell
 

Last night I focused on the FM band, so far the results are not much different to my old location except the three low power FM translators don't come in very well. This I will be spending some more time focusing on.

Paul


Re: Your current "personal" radio DX challenge?

Paul Blundell
 

My latest challenge is to pick a part of the band (last night was 1503kHz to 1602kHz) and see what stations I can log. I will be working my way down the band in 100kHz segments.

Paul

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