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Re: What effect does full moon have on radio reception?

Paul Blundell
 

Grab me a beer too and we can discuss it :)

I personally think it might have some impact. I wonder if you can pick up MW radio on the moon?

On Tue, Jun 29, 2021 at 1:51 AM Nick Hall-Patch <nhp@...> wrote:
My own automatic response has been no, the moon has no effect, yet Jorge's response that the moon is a reflecting surface now makes me wonder about reflected ionizing radiation from the sun.

https://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/nasa-instrument-determines-hazards-of-deep-space-radiation/  points out that the moon's albedo allows partial back scattering of cosmic rays.

This is total bar room speculation, without a beer in my hand, and I'm sure that there has been research somewhere on the topic.   But, Lyman radiation from the sun is the principal ionizer of the absorptive D region, and it doesn't take much of that radiation at dawn to wipe out medium wave reception.  If any reflects from the moon,  might there be some D-region absorption at full moon?

Yes, maybe that beer would be a good idea after all, hi.

best wishes,

Nick



--
Paul


Re: What effect does full moon have on radio reception?

Nick Hall-Patch
 

My own automatic response has been no, the moon has no effect, yet Jorge's response that the moon is a reflecting surface now makes me wonder about reflected ionizing radiation from the sun.

https://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/nasa-instrument-determines-hazards-of-deep-space-radiation/  points out that the moon's albedo allows partial back scattering of cosmic rays.

This is total bar room speculation, without a beer in my hand, and I'm sure that there has been research somewhere on the topic.   But, Lyman radiation from the sun is the principal ionizer of the absorptive D region, and it doesn't take much of that radiation at dawn to wipe out medium wave reception.  If any reflects from the moon,  might there be some D-region absorption at full moon?

Yes, maybe that beer would be a good idea after all, hi.

best wishes,

Nick


Re: Belka DX

nigel head
 

There was a review of this receiver in Radio User magazine last month

Dawn Head

On 28 Jun 2021, at 13:06, Dave613 <david.elden.613@...> wrote:

I made a PDF version of the instruction manual, prints on 3x5 inch paper. It's based on (cut and pasted from) info from the manufacturer
https://www.dropbox.com/s/jskjvrgt0amppyl/Belka-DX%20User%20Manual.pdf?dl=0
The UI is really very good IMO given the small number of controls for all the functions.
Dave.


Re: Belka DX

Dave613
 

I made a PDF version of the instruction manual, prints on 3x5 inch paper. It's based on (cut and pasted from) info from the manufacturer
https://www.dropbox.com/s/jskjvrgt0amppyl/Belka-DX%20User%20Manual.pdf?dl=0
The UI is really very good IMO given the small number of controls for all the functions.
Dave.


Re: What effect does full moon have on radio reception?

Paul Blundell
 

Thank you. I will pass this on.


On Mon, 28 Jun 2021, 17:11 Jorge Garzón via groups.io, <iberiaDX=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Paul, 
The moon itself has no effect at all on the wave propagation but it is a reflecting surface for the VHF and upper frequencies. It is just an inerte body reflecting the Sun light and not a source of energy able to ionize atmosphere layers or induce similar effects on radiofrecuency comms. 

As a reflecting surface it acts as a rock where high frequency waves bounce towards several directions. Ham amateur use it as a reflector to EME QSOs (Earth Moon Earth) involving very high radiated powers and/or huge phased arrays to get maximum dB gain to allow reception echoes on its surface. 

Hope it helps. 


Re: Radio Size

DX Pedro
 

If they're tiny, i dont see any problem :)

// pedro andrade

On Mon, Jun 28, 2021 at 1:31 AM Frank Standford <dxer2k1@mail.com> wrote:

So, if I don't post about my rack mount RX setup, I am all okay to post about smaller radios?

I am looking at some radios in the next week, once the old girl stops spending all my money.


Sent: Sunday, June 27, 2021 at 9:58 PM
From: "Paul Blundell" <tanger32au@gmail.com>
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Radio Size
The "official" size rule is only used for the awards program. For the group as a whole, we don't enforce any rules around size, it is more a guide to keep discussion on track.

On Sun, 27 Jun 2021, 18:46 Frank Standford, <dxer2k1@mail.com> wrote:

Do the USA use the same guide?



Sent: Friday, June 25, 2021 at 7:19 PM
From: "DX Pedro" <pmm.andrade@gmail.com>
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Radio Size
that sums it up nicely :))
// pedro andrade

On Thu, Jun 24, 2021 at 12:30 PM Jorge Garzón via groups.io
<iberiaDX=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

We here in Europe use portable radios fitting in two categories:

1. ULR portables. Size limit 20 cubic inches.
2. Small portables. Size limit 500 cm3 (or 30.5 cubic inches).

The rest are big ones, or even 'huge' when they're bigger than 'big ones' ;-)

73!
J



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 jueves, 24 de junio de 2021 6:46:23 CEST, Paul Blundell <tanger32au@gmail.com> escribió:


We like to keep close to the size guide but allow discussion of larger radios.

On Thu, Jun 24, 2021 at 2:03 PM Frank Standford <dxer2k1@mail.com> wrote:

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



--
Paul









Re: What effect does full moon have on radio reception?

DX Pedro
 

Thanks for the clarification, Jorge :)
Un saludo!
// pedro andrade

On Mon, Jun 28, 2021 at 8:11 AM Jorge Garzón via groups.io
<iberiaDX=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hi Paul,
The moon itself has no effect at all on the wave propagation but it is a reflecting surface for the VHF and upper frequencies. It is just an inerte body reflecting the Sun light and not a source of energy able to ionize atmosphere layers or induce similar effects on radiofrecuency comms.

As a reflecting surface it acts as a rock where high frequency waves bounce towards several directions. Ham amateur use it as a reflector to EME QSOs (Earth Moon Earth) involving very high radiated powers and/or huge phased arrays to get maximum dB gain to allow reception echoes on its surface.

Hope it helps.
Saludos

Enviado desde Yahoo Mail con Android


Re: What effect does full moon have on radio reception?

Jorge Garzón
 

Hi Paul, 
The moon itself has no effect at all on the wave propagation but it is a reflecting surface for the VHF and upper frequencies. It is just an inerte body reflecting the Sun light and not a source of energy able to ionize atmosphere layers or induce similar effects on radiofrecuency comms. 

As a reflecting surface it acts as a rock where high frequency waves bounce towards several directions. Ham amateur use it as a reflector to EME QSOs (Earth Moon Earth) involving very high radiated powers and/or huge phased arrays to get maximum dB gain to allow reception echoes on its surface. 

Hope it helps. 


Re: Multi-Use Radio DXing Kit - June 2021

Paul Blundell
 

I don't have scales with me to be able to tell but maybe 3-4kg?


On Mon, Jun 28, 2021 at 1:16 PM Frank Standford <dxer2k1@...> wrote:
That looks much more secure and professional. How heavy is the case with all of that in it?
 
 
Sent: Monday, June 28, 2021 at 11:07 AM
From: "Paul Blundell" <tanger32au@...>
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Multi-Use Radio DXing Kit - June 2021
Just an update on some changes, I have now removed the flap of foam that went over my 3" FSL and have instead added some extra foam to the bottom section. This looks better and stops it getting caught when I close the lid.

Photos: https://ultralightradiodxing.blogspot.com/2021/06/multi-use-radio-dxing-kit-june-2021.html



--
Paul


Re: Multi-Use Radio DXing Kit - June 2021

 

That looks much more secure and professional. How heavy is the case with all of that in it?

 
 
Sent: Monday, June 28, 2021 at 11:07 AM
From: "Paul Blundell" <tanger32au@...>
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Multi-Use Radio DXing Kit - June 2021
Just an update on some changes, I have now removed the flap of foam that went over my 3" FSL and have instead added some extra foam to the bottom section. This looks better and stops it getting caught when I close the lid.

Photos: https://ultralightradiodxing.blogspot.com/2021/06/multi-use-radio-dxing-kit-june-2021.html


Re: Multi-Use Radio DXing Kit - June 2021

Paul Blundell
 

Just an update on some changes, I have now removed the flap of foam that went over my 3" FSL and have instead added some extra foam to the bottom section. This looks better and stops it getting caught when I close the lid.

Photos: https://ultralightradiodxing.blogspot.com/2021/06/multi-use-radio-dxing-kit-june-2021.html


Re: What effect does full moon have on radio reception?

 

I guess the sun itself might have more impact on it.

 
 
Sent: Sunday, June 27, 2021 at 9:47 PM
From: "Russ Edmunds" <wb2bjh@...>
To: "main@UltralightDX.groups.io" <main@UltralightDX.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] What effect does full moon have on radio reception?
There is no known evidence that the moon, full or otherwise, has any effect on radio propagation on any band.  Someone simply raised the question from curiosity AFAIK.
 

Russ Edmunds

WB2BJH

Blue Bell, PA

Grid FN20id

 

From: main@UltralightDX.groups.io <main@UltralightDX.groups.io> on behalf of Frank Standford via groups.io <dxer2k1@...>
Sent: Sunday, June 27, 2021 4:45 AM
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io <main@UltralightDX.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] What effect does full moon have on radio reception?
 
Is this a technical question or more just somebody asking for personal reasons?
 
 
Sent: Friday, June 25, 2021 at 7:10 PM
From: "DX Pedro" <pmm.andrade@...>
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] What effect does full moon have on radio reception?
I know nothing about it, but still this week i've been getting peru
and brasil and also got (i think) new zealand on the whip on my
bunker... so it might have some influence?
// pedro andrade

On Fri, Jun 25, 2021 at 4:50 AM Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:
>
> Thanks.
>
> I did a little bit of research before I posted the question and also found a few links. Does anybody have any personal experience to share on this or know of any research on it?
>
> On Fri, Jun 25, 2021 at 1:29 PM Frank Standford <dxer2k1@...> wrote:
>>
>> Do these links help?
>> https://www.quora.com/How-does-weather-affect-radio-reception?share=1
>> http://evarc.org/Intro%20to%20Radio%20Wave%20Propagation-modified.pdf
>> https://www.qsl.net/vu2msy/propagation.htm
>>
>>
>> Sent: Friday, June 25, 2021 at 12:08 PM
>> From: "Paul Blundell" <tanger32au@...>
>> To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
>> Subject: [UltralightDX] What effect does full moon have on radio reception?
>> This question has been asked by somebody who has contacted me via my blog.
>> "What effect does full moon have on radio reception?"
>>
>>
>
>
>
> --
> Paul
>
>




 


Re: Long Term DX Project - 27/06/2021

 

It is weird to see stations on those frequencies. I need to remember we have people from down under who are on different spacing to us. 

 
 
Sent: Monday, June 28, 2021 at 9:59 AM
From: "Paul Blundell" <tanger32au@...>
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Subject: [UltralightDX] Long Term DX Project - 27/06/2021
-------------------------
**MWDxerDB - Report**
Report Date: 06/28/2021
Report Time: 09:52:58

Details: 27/06/2021 - 22:30 / Home, Launceston Tasmania
Notes:  Radio: Digitech AR-1733 / Aerial: Internal. A late night session at home. Signals were down slightly on normal and a couple of stations had bad interference.


Freq / Name: 00531 - 3GG
Details: Warragul - Commercial - 5KW 
Notes: 27/06/2021 - 3

Freq / Name: 00549 - 2CR
Details: Cumnock - National - 50KW 
Notes: 27/06/2021 - 3

Freq / Name: 00594 - 3WV
Details: Horsham - National - 50KW 
Notes: 27/06/2021 - 5

Freq / Name: 00621 - 3RN
Details: Melbourne - National - 50KW 
Notes: 27/06/2021 - 5

Freq / Name: 00774 - 3LO
Details: Melbourne - National - 50KW 
Notes: 27/06/2021 - 5

Freq / Name: 01053 - 2CA
Details: Canberra - Commercial - 5KW 
Notes: 27/06/2021 - 3 (Some interference)

Freq / Name: 01179 - 3RPH
Details: Melbourne - Community - 5KW 
Notes: 27/06/2021 - 2 (Some interference)

Freq / Name: 01341 - HPON GEELONG
Details: Geelong - HPON - 5KW
Notes: 27/06/2021 - 3

Freq / Name: 01422 - HPON MELBOURNE
Details: Melbourne - HPON - 5KW
Notes: 27/06/2021 - 4

Freq / Name: 01503 - 3KND
Details: Melbourne - Community - 5KW 
Notes: 27/06/2021 - 3


Re: Audio Recording/Audio Recorder recommendations?

 

A radio with the recorder being built-in sounds like a real win.

 
 
Sent: Monday, June 28, 2021 at 9:50 AM
From: "Mark Roberts" <markrobt@...>
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Audio Recording/Audio Recorder recommendations?
I have the DR-05X as well as one of its predecessors, the DR-07. They are very similar in recording capabilities. One thing that threw me when starting to use the DR-05X was that there was no attenuation available for the mic input, unlike the DR-07, which can be set for either mic-level or line-level input. For best results, I got an attenuating patch cord, available from Amazon for $30-$35.
 
Even with that twist, the DR-05X has substantially better battery life than the DR-07 (which ate batteries like crazy), and uses higher-capacity memory cards (microSD) compared to the DR-07 (full-size SD). On the other hand, I found the DR-07's controls a bit more intuitive.
 
When I bought my DR-05X last year, I also got an AC adapter. I discovered that the DR-07 can also use that adapter. So I have two good recorders now.
 
That said, I tried using the DR-07 to record AM reception in the aftermath of the 2018 solar eclipse in the United States. I was in Columbia, Missouri (my hometown) in the path of totality. Unfortunately, the DR-07 and my C. Crane Skywave had some kind of interaction that blocked all reception, even though both units were running off batteries. I had to give up on recording in order to hear the short-term skywave-like effects that occur after an eclipse.
 
Otherwise, they're great units, with very low noise levels.

I also have some radios with built-in recording capabilities: a couple of (non-DSP) Tecsuns, the Tivdio V-115, and a Rolton unit that's really intended to be a bluetooth speaker. All of them generate various kinds of spiky noises, though those will usually be covered up by program material. They also tend to have sharp low-pass filters that limit frequency response. This is unlikely to be a problem for recording from AM radios, but it's undesirable for FM. 
 
On Sun, Jun 20, 2021 at 4:56 PM Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:
Sounds like a real winner. I have used a couple of digital recorders in the past but nothing of late, I might need to look into getting another one.
 
Paul
 
On Mon, Jun 21, 2021 at 1:49 AM richard ferranti <remler@...> wrote:
I’ve been using my DR-05 for years .... for line recording and using its excellent built-in dual microphones.  Works flawlessly.  I power mine with rechargeable AA batteries since it’s used for hours every week.  Highly recommended!

— Rick W6NIR 

 

 

 
 
--
Paul
 

 

 


Re: Radio Size

 

So, if I don't post about my rack mount RX setup, I am all okay to post about smaller radios?

I am looking at some radios in the next week, once the old girl stops spending all my money.

 
 
Sent: Sunday, June 27, 2021 at 9:58 PM
From: "Paul Blundell" <tanger32au@...>
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Radio Size
The "official" size rule is only used for the awards program. For the group as a whole, we don't enforce any rules around size, it is more a guide to keep discussion on track.
 
On Sun, 27 Jun 2021, 18:46 Frank Standford, <dxer2k1@...> wrote:
Do the USA use the same guide?
 
 
 
Sent: Friday, June 25, 2021 at 7:19 PM
From: "DX Pedro" <pmm.andrade@...>
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Radio Size
that sums it up nicely :))
// pedro andrade

On Thu, Jun 24, 2021 at 12:30 PM Jorge Garzón via groups.io
<iberiaDX=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
>
> We here in Europe use portable radios fitting in two categories:
>
> 1. ULR portables. Size limit 20 cubic inches.
> 2. Small portables. Size limit 500 cm3 (or 30.5 cubic inches).
>
> The rest are big ones, or even 'huge' when they're bigger than 'big ones' ;-)
>
> 73!
> J
>
>
>
> 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 jueves, 24 de junio de 2021 6:46:23 CEST, Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> escribió:
>
>
> We like to keep close to the size guide but allow discussion of larger radios.
>
> On Thu, Jun 24, 2021 at 2:03 PM Frank Standford <dxer2k1@...> wrote:
>
> So, as long as it is portable in some way it is okay?
>
>
>
> --
> Paul
>
>




 

 

 


Long Term DX Project - 27/06/2021

Paul Blundell
 

-------------------------
**MWDxerDB - Report**
Report Date: 06/28/2021
Report Time: 09:52:58

Details: 27/06/2021 - 22:30 / Home, Launceston Tasmania
Notes:  Radio: Digitech AR-1733 / Aerial: Internal. A late night session at home. Signals were down slightly on normal and a couple of stations had bad interference.

Freq / Name: 00531 - 3GG
Details: Warragul - Commercial - 5KW 
Notes: 27/06/2021 - 3

Freq / Name: 00549 - 2CR
Details: Cumnock - National - 50KW 
Notes: 27/06/2021 - 3

Freq / Name: 00594 - 3WV
Details: Horsham - National - 50KW 
Notes: 27/06/2021 - 5

Freq / Name: 00621 - 3RN
Details: Melbourne - National - 50KW 
Notes: 27/06/2021 - 5

Freq / Name: 00774 - 3LO
Details: Melbourne - National - 50KW 
Notes: 27/06/2021 - 5

Freq / Name: 01053 - 2CA
Details: Canberra - Commercial - 5KW 
Notes: 27/06/2021 - 3 (Some interference)

Freq / Name: 01179 - 3RPH
Details: Melbourne - Community - 5KW 
Notes: 27/06/2021 - 2 (Some interference)

Freq / Name: 01341 - HPON GEELONG
Details: Geelong - HPON - 5KW
Notes: 27/06/2021 - 3

Freq / Name: 01422 - HPON MELBOURNE
Details: Melbourne - HPON - 5KW
Notes: 27/06/2021 - 4

Freq / Name: 01503 - 3KND
Details: Melbourne - Community - 5KW 
Notes: 27/06/2021 - 3


Re: Audio Recording/Audio Recorder recommendations?

Mark Roberts
 

I have the DR-05X as well as one of its predecessors, the DR-07. They are very similar in recording capabilities. One thing that threw me when starting to use the DR-05X was that there was no attenuation available for the mic input, unlike the DR-07, which can be set for either mic-level or line-level input. For best results, I got an attenuating patch cord, available from Amazon for $30-$35.

Even with that twist, the DR-05X has substantially better battery life than the DR-07 (which ate batteries like crazy), and uses higher-capacity memory cards (microSD) compared to the DR-07 (full-size SD). On the other hand, I found the DR-07's controls a bit more intuitive.

When I bought my DR-05X last year, I also got an AC adapter. I discovered that the DR-07 can also use that adapter. So I have two good recorders now.

That said, I tried using the DR-07 to record AM reception in the aftermath of the 2018 solar eclipse in the United States. I was in Columbia, Missouri (my hometown) in the path of totality. Unfortunately, the DR-07 and my C. Crane Skywave had some kind of interaction that blocked all reception, even though both units were running off batteries. I had to give up on recording in order to hear the short-term skywave-like effects that occur after an eclipse.

Otherwise, they're great units, with very low noise levels.

I also have some radios with built-in recording capabilities: a couple of (non-DSP) Tecsuns, the Tivdio V-115, and a Rolton unit that's really intended to be a bluetooth speaker. All of them generate various kinds of spiky noises, though those will usually be covered up by program material. They also tend to have sharp low-pass filters that limit frequency response. This is unlikely to be a problem for recording from AM radios, but it's undesirable for FM. 

On Sun, Jun 20, 2021 at 4:56 PM Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:
Sounds like a real winner. I have used a couple of digital recorders in the past but nothing of late, I might need to look into getting another one.

Paul

On Mon, Jun 21, 2021 at 1:49 AM richard ferranti <remler@...> wrote:
I’ve been using my DR-05 for years .... for line recording and using its excellent built-in dual microphones.  Works flawlessly.  I power mine with rechargeable AA batteries since it’s used for hours every week.  Highly recommended!

— Rick W6NIR 



--
Paul


Re: ULR FM DX 6/27/21

Paul Blundell
 

Well done Richard, it is always good to hear about your loggings and results.

Paul

On Mon, Jun 28, 2021 at 8:51 AM Richard Allen via groups.io <dx747j=me.com@groups.io> wrote:

Today was the best day of ultralight FM DX-ing I’ve had in a number of years with 11 new stations logged via sporadic-E skip.  To date, I have 895 station, all on barefoot ultralight receivers using on the attached telescopic antennas.  


Today’s log is as follows:

92.7 WBNK Pine Knoll NC (1894 km / 1177 mi) - relog

97.3 WMNX Wilmington NC (1773 / 1103) - relog

107.5 WKZL Winston-Salem NC (1599 / 975) - relog

107.5 WNKT Eastover SC (1101 / 684) - relog 

107.9 WNCT-FM Greenville NC (1805 / 1122) - relog

105.9 WTMI Weaverville NC (1335 / 830) - NEW

105.7 WRSF Columbia NC (1847 / 1147) - NEW

104.3 WFXK Bunn NC (1735 / 1078) - relog

103.5 WTOP Washington DC (1814 / 1127) - NEW

102.5 WBOC-FM Princess Anne MD (1938 / 1204) - NEW

102.3 WKLN Wilmington OH (1246 / 775) - NEW

102.1 WDOK Cleveland OH (1472 / 914) - NEW

102.1 WIMT Lima OH (1246 / 774) - NEW

107.9 CJXY Burlington ON (1688 / 1049) - NEW

107.5 WCCW Traverse City MI (1359 / 845) - relog

106.9 WLGE Bailey’s Harbor WI (1296 / 805) - NEW

107.7 WMQT Ispheming MI (1388 / 863) - NEW

94.5 WRJO Eagle River WI (1279 / 795) - NEW


Receiver: Tecsun PL-606.


The key to FM DX is patience.


Richard Allen,

near Perry OK USA.




--
Paul


Re: Belka DX

Paul Blundell
 

That sounds like a very interesting radio and I would love to hear more about it and how it works for you.

Paul

On Sun, Jun 27, 2021 at 10:41 PM John <johnk5mo@...> wrote:
Hello all, and hope this message fits the group.  I just received a Belka DX and it certainly meets the requirements of the "ultralight" description. It's the original "black box", four buttons and a single knob!  It's smaller than a deck of cards, smaller than an Altoids box, slightly bigger than a box of matches.

It's an amazingly good radio!

I've had several small portables, Sangean, Sony, Degen, and a lot of shortwave radios over the years, and this little box outperforms any portable I've run across...hands down.

A more fair comparison would be to compare the Belka to a table top shortwave receiver. It's *that* good. 

One potential downside for this audience is that there's no AMBCB coverage. The upsides are many. I could have easily used this as a communication receiver for Field Day with nothing more than 16" of whip extended.  Those of us who are hams know that 40M CW during a contest , is a great test of dynamic range handling. The Belka shines here.

Other features:
  • Internal battery and speaker (in the model I ordered)
  • BNC antenna jack
  • 12 hour battery life (rechargeable Lithium pack)
  • simple backlit display
  • Fully adjustable bandwidths per mode
  • Simple menu configuration
  • Multiple memories (Not sure how many...30?)

I'll post more info if there's interest as I'm still learning the features (it ships with no instructions, ala Apple).   The designer Alex provides excellent communications and friendly emails. Shipment from Belarus took about a week..

This is not only the best portable I've ever used, but would rank as a very good tabletop.

I'll be happy to answer any questions as I learn more how to use this most effectively.

John K5MO





--
Paul


ULR FM DX 6/27/21

Richard Allen
 

Today was the best day of ultralight FM DX-ing I’ve had in a number of years with 11 new stations logged via sporadic-E skip.  To date, I have 895 station, all on barefoot ultralight receivers using on the attached telescopic antennas.  


Today’s log is as follows:

92.7 WBNK Pine Knoll NC (1894 km / 1177 mi) - relog

97.3 WMNX Wilmington NC (1773 / 1103) - relog

107.5 WKZL Winston-Salem NC (1599 / 975) - relog

107.5 WNKT Eastover SC (1101 / 684) - relog 

107.9 WNCT-FM Greenville NC (1805 / 1122) - relog

105.9 WTMI Weaverville NC (1335 / 830) - NEW

105.7 WRSF Columbia NC (1847 / 1147) - NEW

104.3 WFXK Bunn NC (1735 / 1078) - relog

103.5 WTOP Washington DC (1814 / 1127) - NEW

102.5 WBOC-FM Princess Anne MD (1938 / 1204) - NEW

102.3 WKLN Wilmington OH (1246 / 775) - NEW

102.1 WDOK Cleveland OH (1472 / 914) - NEW

102.1 WIMT Lima OH (1246 / 774) - NEW

107.9 CJXY Burlington ON (1688 / 1049) - NEW

107.5 WCCW Traverse City MI (1359 / 845) - relog

106.9 WLGE Bailey’s Harbor WI (1296 / 805) - NEW

107.7 WMQT Ispheming MI (1388 / 863) - NEW

94.5 WRJO Eagle River WI (1279 / 795) - NEW


Receiver: Tecsun PL-606.


The key to FM DX is patience.


Richard Allen,

near Perry OK USA.


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