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Re: How Do You Record???

Paul Blundell
 

I use a program called MWDXerDB, I wrote this myself: https://ultralightradiodxing.blogspot.com/2021/06/software-mwdxerdb.html


On Thu, Jun 24, 2021 at 2:02 PM Frank Standford <dxer2k1@...> wrote:
Are we all using pen and paper or has anybody got a good method for logging stations and callsigns on a LAPTOP computer? I have both an iPad and small laptop if either could be used. As my income is limited, FREE is best.



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Paul


Re: How Do You Record???

Tony Magon
 

RecAll Pro

Regards

Tony Magon



On Thu, Jun 24, 2021 at 2:05 PM Paul B. Walker, Jr. <walkerbroadcasting@...> wrote:
Hi, 

Mr freeze your Nuggets off to Dx here

I have a zoom h1 digital recorder being fed to its line input by the headphone jack of my Tecsun pl880.  The zoom h1 has a line out jack I have headphones plugged into. You can listen even when not recording, it will pass audio 

Each file on the SD card is 001, 002, etc 

I send a text to myself every time I hit record 

“11780 Brazil 625pm” 


No paper required, not carrying much extra on you and it’s easy. 


Paul 

On Wed, Jun 23, 2021 at 8:02 PM Frank Standford <dxer2k1@...> wrote:
Are we all using pen and paper or has anybody got a good method for logging stations and callsigns on a LAPTOP computer? I have both an iPad and small laptop if either could be used. As my income is limited, FREE is best.


Re: Planning a Portable Ultralight radio DXing Session – 2021

keith beesley
 

Very useful checklist, Paul, thank you. I have not done much away-from-home DXing, but will start again soon. 

Keith Beesley

On Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 09:06:54 PM PDT, Frank Standford <dxer2k1@...> wrote:


Is that a real call as it looks too long? Or was it one of those fake monitor id's that PopCom used to give out?


Re: Planning a Portable Ultralight radio DXing Session – 2021

 

Is that a real call as it looks too long? Or was it one of those fake monitor id's that PopCom used to give out?


Re: How Do You Record???

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
 

Hi, 

Mr freeze your Nuggets off to Dx here

I have a zoom h1 digital recorder being fed to its line input by the headphone jack of my Tecsun pl880.  The zoom h1 has a line out jack I have headphones plugged into. You can listen even when not recording, it will pass audio 

Each file on the SD card is 001, 002, etc 

I send a text to myself every time I hit record 

“11780 Brazil 625pm” 


No paper required, not carrying much extra on you and it’s easy. 


Paul 

On Wed, Jun 23, 2021 at 8:02 PM Frank Standford <dxer2k1@...> wrote:
Are we all using pen and paper or has anybody got a good method for logging stations and callsigns on a LAPTOP computer? I have both an iPad and small laptop if either could be used. As my income is limited, FREE is best.


Re: Radio Size

 

So, as long as it is portable in some way it is okay?


How Do You Record???

 

Are we all using pen and paper or has anybody got a good method for logging stations and callsigns on a LAPTOP computer? I have both an iPad and small laptop if either could be used. As my income is limited, FREE is best.


Re: Planning a Portable Ultralight radio DXing Session – 2021

Paul Blundell
 

Thanks for the great suggestions. I have made some changes to it now.

As for using MWDXerDB for FM and Shortwave, no reason this could not be added, I did play around with using it for FM loggings at one point. Anything specific you think I would need to change / update?

On Thu, Jun 24, 2021 at 12:13 AM DX Pedro <pmm.andrade@...> wrote:
Hi PAUL!
Well the post is very good and light. But maybe you can take these
suggestions if you think they're ok:
1- some bold words to divide the post into parts, i.e.: Choosing
location; Radio Gear; Extra gear, etc.
2- maybe you can link the database to part of the text to MWDxerDB
post? assuming you're using it to log

OFFtopic: would you consider updating/tweaking your MWDxerDB to have
SW/FM stations?

All for now, and thanks for your post.
73s

// pedro andrade

On Wed, Jun 23, 2021 at 1:00 AM Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:
>
> I have just given this a tidy up and update: https://ultralightradiodxing.blogspot.com/2020/11/planning-portable-ultralight-radio.html
>
> Any feedback on it would be great.
>
> Paul
>







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Paul


Re: Blogs

Paul Blundell
 

Thanks, I have added a link to my feed for your blog now.

Paul

On Wed, Jun 23, 2021 at 9:22 PM Jorge Garzón via groups.io <iberiaDX=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Paul,
Maybe our blog could be pointed from your site... http://iberiadx.wordpress.com

Thanks!

Jorge Garzón Gutiérrez "IberiaDX" 
(EB7EFA · EA1036 SWL · BDXC Member 1409) 
QTH: IN83ag / 43º15' N · 03º56' W
Urb. San Roque 95, casa 5 (Villasevil)e
39698 Santiurde de Toranzo (ESPAÑA - SPAIN)
..................................................................................
Blog: IberiaDX  · Twitter: @IberiaDX


En miércoles, 23 de junio de 2021 2:01:50 CEST, Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> escribió:


I am again running an update of the links / feed on my blog, I have added a few I have recently found and removed a coupe that were not being updated. What good blogs / websites for radio dxing have you found? I would love to add them to the feed on my blog.

Paul



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Paul


Re: Radio Size

Paul Blundell
 

The size limits only really apply for the awards program, for general usage and loggings, they are more of a guide. (mostly to stop people with large rack mount radios trying to claim they are "ultralight")


On Wed, Jun 23, 2021 at 7:42 PM Frank Standford <dxer2k1@...> wrote:
How hard are you on the size limits? Can a slightly larger radio be used?  



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Paul


Re: LONG TERM DX Projects

Paul Blundell
 

I am still running my "long term dx project" which is for logging the same 10 stations over a period of time. I have also just started my DX400 challenge which is targeting commercial stations within 400 miles of my location.


On Wed, Jun 23, 2021 at 7:41 PM Frank Standford <dxer2k1@...> wrote:
Have you had much luck with them? What is your current one? 
 
 
Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 4:36 PM
From: "Paul Blundell" <tanger32au@...>
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] LONG TERM DX Projects
It really depends on my mood but normally they come about due to me wanting to target / focus my loggings.
 
On Wed, Jun 23, 2021 at 2:43 PM Frank Standford <dxer2k1@...> wrote:
I was looking at more your thought process and how you decide on what to log and basically how your challenges came about?
 
 
Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 1:17 PM
From: "Paul Blundell" <tanger32au@...>
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] LONG TERM DX Projects
Do you mean the process of logging the stations or more how I decide what to log in the first place?
 
On Wed, Jun 23, 2021 at 12:15 PM Frank Standford <dxer2k1@...> wrote:
I am not in your country. I was more asking about how you do yours, I can get my own list.
 
 
Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 9:38 AM
From: "Paul Blundell" <tanger32au@...>
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] LONG TERM DX Projects
I search on the ACMA database and also get information off this group and other groups.
What state are you in and I can help with a list to start with.
 
Paul
 
On Wed, Jun 23, 2021 at 9:08 AM Frank Standford <dxer2k1@...> wrote:
I would like to aim for all stations, how do you find your lists?
 
 
Sent: Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 10:09 AM
From: "Paul Blundell" <tanger32au@...>
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] LONG TERM DX Projects
What area are you in? I can help with some research.
 
On Tue, 22 Jun 2021, 09:41 Frank Standford, <dxer2k1@...> wrote:
Could you help me?

 

 

 

 

 
 
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Re: Planning a Portable Ultralight radio DXing Session – 2021

Paul Blundell
 

My blog is fairly active and I am on a few different groups for various aspects of the radio hobby, on these I often post what I am doing.
I was an active ham a few years ago (Ex VK7FPGB) but my licence lapsed a few years ago.

On Wed, Jun 23, 2021 at 7:39 PM Frank Standford <dxer2k1@...> wrote:
It really is so important to get the next generation involved. I am sad when I see how little they have to do with hobbies like this these days. Do you do much to promote the hobby in your part of the world?
 
 
 
Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 4:35 PM
From: "Paul Blundell" <tanger32au@...>
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Planning a Portable Ultralight radio DXing Session – 2021
In the past my wife would come along but these days it is mostly just by myself or sometimes I can drag the kids along too but not that often these days.
 
Paul
 
On Wed, Jun 23, 2021 at 2:39 PM Frank Standford <dxer2k1@...> wrote:
I am so glad to hear this, I love being able to get out again.
Do you ever take anybody with you or do you always do them by yourself? In your photos I could not see anybody else with you.
 
 
Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 1:17 PM
From: "Paul Blundell" <tanger32au@...>
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Planning a Portable Ultralight radio DXing Session – 2021
Early on with the lock downs here and some of the rules that were put in place it did as I didn't feel that ultralight DXing in public was a good look and didn't pass the "exercise" test.
Now it is much better and other than social distancing, it is not an issue.
 
On Wed, Jun 23, 2021 at 12:15 PM Frank Standford <dxer2k1@...> wrote:
How has the china virus been and has that stopped you much?
 
 
Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 9:59 AM
From: "Paul Blundell" <tanger32au@...>
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Planning a Portable Ultralight radio DXing Session – 2021
I have just given this a tidy up and update: https://ultralightradiodxing.blogspot.com/2020/11/planning-portable-ultralight-radio.html

Any feedback on it would be great.

Paul

 

 

 
 
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Paul
 

 

 

 
 
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Paul


Re: Planning a Portable Ultralight radio DXing Session – 2021

DX Pedro
 

Hi PAUL!
Well the post is very good and light. But maybe you can take these
suggestions if you think they're ok:
1- some bold words to divide the post into parts, i.e.: Choosing
location; Radio Gear; Extra gear, etc.
2- maybe you can link the database to part of the text to MWDxerDB
post? assuming you're using it to log

OFFtopic: would you consider updating/tweaking your MWDxerDB to have
SW/FM stations?

All for now, and thanks for your post.
73s

// pedro andrade

On Wed, Jun 23, 2021 at 1:00 AM Paul Blundell <tanger32au@gmail.com> wrote:

I have just given this a tidy up and update: https://ultralightradiodxing.blogspot.com/2020/11/planning-portable-ultralight-radio.html

Any feedback on it would be great.

Paul


Re: Blogs

Jorge Garzón
 

Hi Paul,
Maybe our blog could be pointed from your site... http://iberiadx.wordpress.com

Thanks!

Jorge Garzón Gutiérrez "IberiaDX" 
(EB7EFA · EA1036 SWL · BDXC Member 1409) 
QTH: IN83ag / 43º15' N · 03º56' W
Urb. San Roque 95, casa 5 (Villasevil)e
39698 Santiurde de Toranzo (ESPAÑA - SPAIN)
..................................................................................
Blog: IberiaDX  · Twitter: @IberiaDX


En miércoles, 23 de junio de 2021 2:01:50 CEST, Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> escribió:


I am again running an update of the links / feed on my blog, I have added a few I have recently found and removed a coupe that were not being updated. What good blogs / websites for radio dxing have you found? I would love to add them to the feed on my blog.

Paul


Radio Size

 

How hard are you on the size limits? Can a slightly larger radio be used?  


Re: LONG TERM DX Projects

 

Have you had much luck with them? What is your current one? 

 
 
Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 4:36 PM
From: "Paul Blundell" <tanger32au@...>
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] LONG TERM DX Projects
It really depends on my mood but normally they come about due to me wanting to target / focus my loggings.
 
On Wed, Jun 23, 2021 at 2:43 PM Frank Standford <dxer2k1@...> wrote:
I was looking at more your thought process and how you decide on what to log and basically how your challenges came about?
 
 
Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 1:17 PM
From: "Paul Blundell" <tanger32au@...>
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] LONG TERM DX Projects
Do you mean the process of logging the stations or more how I decide what to log in the first place?
 
On Wed, Jun 23, 2021 at 12:15 PM Frank Standford <dxer2k1@...> wrote:
I am not in your country. I was more asking about how you do yours, I can get my own list.
 
 
Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 9:38 AM
From: "Paul Blundell" <tanger32au@...>
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] LONG TERM DX Projects
I search on the ACMA database and also get information off this group and other groups.
What state are you in and I can help with a list to start with.
 
Paul
 
On Wed, Jun 23, 2021 at 9:08 AM Frank Standford <dxer2k1@...> wrote:
I would like to aim for all stations, how do you find your lists?
 
 
Sent: Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 10:09 AM
From: "Paul Blundell" <tanger32au@...>
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] LONG TERM DX Projects
What area are you in? I can help with some research.
 
On Tue, 22 Jun 2021, 09:41 Frank Standford, <dxer2k1@...> wrote:
Could you help me?

 

 

 

 

 
 
--
Paul
 

 

 

 
 
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Paul
 

 

 

 
 
--
Paul
 


Re: Planning a Portable Ultralight radio DXing Session – 2021

 

It really is so important to get the next generation involved. I am sad when I see how little they have to do with hobbies like this these days. Do you do much to promote the hobby in your part of the world?
 

 
 
Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 4:35 PM
From: "Paul Blundell" <tanger32au@...>
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Planning a Portable Ultralight radio DXing Session – 2021
In the past my wife would come along but these days it is mostly just by myself or sometimes I can drag the kids along too but not that often these days.
 
Paul
 
On Wed, Jun 23, 2021 at 2:39 PM Frank Standford <dxer2k1@...> wrote:
I am so glad to hear this, I love being able to get out again.
Do you ever take anybody with you or do you always do them by yourself? In your photos I could not see anybody else with you.
 
 
Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 1:17 PM
From: "Paul Blundell" <tanger32au@...>
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Planning a Portable Ultralight radio DXing Session – 2021
Early on with the lock downs here and some of the rules that were put in place it did as I didn't feel that ultralight DXing in public was a good look and didn't pass the "exercise" test.
Now it is much better and other than social distancing, it is not an issue.
 
On Wed, Jun 23, 2021 at 12:15 PM Frank Standford <dxer2k1@...> wrote:
How has the china virus been and has that stopped you much?
 
 
Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 9:59 AM
From: "Paul Blundell" <tanger32au@...>
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Planning a Portable Ultralight radio DXing Session – 2021
I have just given this a tidy up and update: https://ultralightradiodxing.blogspot.com/2020/11/planning-portable-ultralight-radio.html

Any feedback on it would be great.

Paul

 

 

 
 
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Paul
 

 

 

 
 
--
Paul
 


Re: LONG TERM DX Projects

Paul Blundell
 

It really depends on my mood but normally they come about due to me wanting to target / focus my loggings.


On Wed, Jun 23, 2021 at 2:43 PM Frank Standford <dxer2k1@...> wrote:
I was looking at more your thought process and how you decide on what to log and basically how your challenges came about?
 
 
Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 1:17 PM
From: "Paul Blundell" <tanger32au@...>
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] LONG TERM DX Projects
Do you mean the process of logging the stations or more how I decide what to log in the first place?
 
On Wed, Jun 23, 2021 at 12:15 PM Frank Standford <dxer2k1@...> wrote:
I am not in your country. I was more asking about how you do yours, I can get my own list.
 
 
Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 9:38 AM
From: "Paul Blundell" <tanger32au@...>
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] LONG TERM DX Projects
I search on the ACMA database and also get information off this group and other groups.
What state are you in and I can help with a list to start with.
 
Paul
 
On Wed, Jun 23, 2021 at 9:08 AM Frank Standford <dxer2k1@...> wrote:
I would like to aim for all stations, how do you find your lists?
 
 
Sent: Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 10:09 AM
From: "Paul Blundell" <tanger32au@...>
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] LONG TERM DX Projects
What area are you in? I can help with some research.
 
On Tue, 22 Jun 2021, 09:41 Frank Standford, <dxer2k1@...> wrote:
Could you help me?

 

 

 

 

 
 
--
Paul
 

 

 

 
 
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Paul
 



--
Paul


Re: Planning a Portable Ultralight radio DXing Session – 2021

Paul Blundell
 

In the past my wife would come along but these days it is mostly just by myself or sometimes I can drag the kids along too but not that often these days.

Paul

On Wed, Jun 23, 2021 at 2:39 PM Frank Standford <dxer2k1@...> wrote:
I am so glad to hear this, I love being able to get out again.
Do you ever take anybody with you or do you always do them by yourself? In your photos I could not see anybody else with you.
 
 
Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 1:17 PM
From: "Paul Blundell" <tanger32au@...>
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Planning a Portable Ultralight radio DXing Session – 2021
Early on with the lock downs here and some of the rules that were put in place it did as I didn't feel that ultralight DXing in public was a good look and didn't pass the "exercise" test.
Now it is much better and other than social distancing, it is not an issue.
 
On Wed, Jun 23, 2021 at 12:15 PM Frank Standford <dxer2k1@...> wrote:
How has the china virus been and has that stopped you much?
 
 
Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 9:59 AM
From: "Paul Blundell" <tanger32au@...>
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Planning a Portable Ultralight radio DXing Session – 2021
I have just given this a tidy up and update: https://ultralightradiodxing.blogspot.com/2020/11/planning-portable-ultralight-radio.html

Any feedback on it would be great.

Paul

 

 

 
 
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Paul
 



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Paul


Re: New Kmart Radio

 

What radios do you have?
I am still looking, thinking something cheap off ebay until I decide if I want to stick to it or go back to my bigger radios. Getting out and about sounds great for me.

 
 
Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 1:18 PM
From: "Paul Blundell" <tanger32au@...>
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] New Kmart Radio
Really just as an extra radio for my collection. I have a couple of manual tuning radios but they don't get as much use as the digital tuning ones.
 
On Wed, Jun 23, 2021 at 12:16 PM Frank Standford <dxer2k1@...> wrote:
What are you planning on using this for? It sounds too cheap for what it is. 
 
 
Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 10:54 AM
From: "Paul Blundell" <tanger32au@...>
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Subject: [UltralightDX] New Kmart Radio
I was recently looking on the Kmart website (for something totally different) and came across this radio. https://www.kmart.com.au/product/portable-radio---black/3468809

I can't find much about it online, does it look like any other "known" radio? for $20, I might just grab one and see how well it works.

Paul 

 

 

 
 
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