Date   

Re: New Zealand SENZ Sports Network Kicks Off Monday

Paul Blundell
 

Thanks for the information. I will had to have a listen out for them.


On Sat, 17 Jul 2021, 06:22 Gary DeBock via groups.io, <D1028Gary=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Just in time for the Rockwork Cliff DXpedition in a couple of weeks, the new Kiwi SENZ sports network is the replacement for the old TAB Trackside network. It starts operations on July 19th, and the list of frequencies and locations is attached. The FB home page is at (20+) SENZ | Facebook

Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)


New Zealand SENZ Sports Network Kicks Off Monday

Gary DeBock
 

Just in time for the Rockwork Cliff DXpedition in a couple of weeks, the new Kiwi SENZ sports network is the replacement for the old TAB Trackside network. It starts operations on July 19th, and the list of frequencies and locations is attached. The FB home page is at (20+) SENZ | Facebook

Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)


Re: New Radio Challenges

Paul Blundell
 

Thanks for the well wishes and ideas. Sadly the weather here is shocking the past week so very hard to get out of the house at all. Maybe over the weekend it will improve a bit.


On Fri, 16 Jul 2021, 21:02 radiojayallen, <radiojayallen@...> wrote:
Paul,

First, I hope you get well soon and don't' have serious Covid complications. As for in-home challenges I enjoy getting out into the yard where reception is best and updating my logs whenever I can.

Jay


Re: New Radio Challenges

radiojayallen
 

Paul,

First, I hope you get well soon and don't' have serious Covid complications. As for in-home challenges I enjoy getting out into the yard where reception is best and updating my logs whenever I can.

Jay


Re: New Radio Challenges

DX Pedro
 

Glad i could chime in something positive. I'm also in the process of making my very first antenna. It's a long wire, but i'm actually adding a 9:1 balun to it. hopefully t works alright.
Be safe and have a swift recovery!
// pedro andrade


On Thu, Jul 15, 2021 at 9:59 PM Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:
Thanks. That sounds like a good idea.

On Thu, 15 Jul 2021, 19:10 DX Pedro, <pmm.andrade@...> wrote:
Well firstly, sad to ear that. Hope you recover well and swiftly.
Secondly: why dont you order stuff online and try and make a few antennas? thinking of a passive loop here and then try and use it to find more magic on the ether. ;)

// pedro andrade


On Thu, Jul 15, 2021 at 5:36 AM Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:
I am stuck at home for a while due to sickness and Covid related issues. What are some good at home radio challenges to set for myself?

Paul


Re: New Radio Challenges

Paul Blundell
 

Thanks. Got a bug going around, feeling pretty average at the moment.


On Thu, 15 Jul 2021, 21:06 robert ross, <va3sw@...> wrote:
Paul……..I hope you make a quick recovery and get well soon! Look after yourself down there Paul.

73..ROB VA3SW

Robert Ross
London, Ontario CANADA



On Jul 15, 2021, at 05:11, DX Pedro <pmm.andrade@...> wrote:

Well firstly, sad to ear that. Hope you recover well and swiftly.
Secondly: why dont you order stuff online and try and make a few antennas? thinking of a passive loop here and then try and use it to find more magic on the ether. ;)

// pedro andrade


On Thu, Jul 15, 2021 at 5:36 AM Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:
I am stuck at home for a while due to sickness and Covid related issues. What are some good at home radio challenges to set for myself?

Paul




Re: New Radio Challenges

Paul Blundell
 

Thanks. That sounds like a good idea.


On Thu, 15 Jul 2021, 19:10 DX Pedro, <pmm.andrade@...> wrote:
Well firstly, sad to ear that. Hope you recover well and swiftly.
Secondly: why dont you order stuff online and try and make a few antennas? thinking of a passive loop here and then try and use it to find more magic on the ether. ;)

// pedro andrade


On Thu, Jul 15, 2021 at 5:36 AM Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:
I am stuck at home for a while due to sickness and Covid related issues. What are some good at home radio challenges to set for myself?

Paul


Re: New Radio Challenges

robert ross
 

Paul……..I hope you make a quick recovery and get well soon! Look after yourself down there Paul.

73..ROB VA3SW

Robert Ross
London, Ontario CANADA



On Jul 15, 2021, at 05:11, DX Pedro <pmm.andrade@...> wrote:

Well firstly, sad to ear that. Hope you recover well and swiftly.
Secondly: why dont you order stuff online and try and make a few antennas? thinking of a passive loop here and then try and use it to find more magic on the ether. ;)

// pedro andrade


On Thu, Jul 15, 2021 at 5:36 AM Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:
I am stuck at home for a while due to sickness and Covid related issues. What are some good at home radio challenges to set for myself?

Paul




Re: New Radio Challenges

DX Pedro
 

Well firstly, sad to ear that. Hope you recover well and swiftly.
Secondly: why dont you order stuff online and try and make a few antennas? thinking of a passive loop here and then try and use it to find more magic on the ether. ;)

// pedro andrade


On Thu, Jul 15, 2021 at 5:36 AM Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:
I am stuck at home for a while due to sickness and Covid related issues. What are some good at home radio challenges to set for myself?

Paul


FSL Carry Case

Paul Blundell
 

For those of you who have a FSL, what do you use to store and carry this?

Until now I have had a single case which holds my FSL plus all my radios but as my collection keeps expanding, I am looking to split this off. While I am home from work, I am doing some research for some ideas and options for this.

Paul
 


New Radio Challenges

Paul Blundell
 

I am stuck at home for a while due to sickness and Covid related issues. What are some good at home radio challenges to set for myself?

Paul


Re: New Kmart Radio

Paul Blundell
 

Well I was finally able to see one of these in person. The build quality was poor and they looked very cheap so decided not to waste the money and left it on the shelf.


Re: Air Band Receivers

DX Pedro
 

Just a correction from my part: I was confusing this with the 737 that's already available. This seems a very decent pocket rocket. It can even take an external antenna via a 3.5mm jack. I'm gonna have my eyes open when this is widely available. or is it already available?

// pedro andrade


On Wed, Jul 14, 2021 at 12:28 PM Michael Schuster <schuster.ma@...> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]
[Reason: Quoted font too small!]

On Wed, Jun 16, 2021 at 05:46 PM, Paul Blundell wrote:
Thanks for that. I will looking at ordering soon.

On Thu, 17 Jun 2021, 06:43 Michael Schuster, <schuster.ma@...> wrote:
The Shenzhen Hanrongda HRD-747 is now spotted in the wholesale supply channel at US$53, minimum order 2 pieces.

https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/HRD-747-Portable-All-Band-Mini_1600253429230.html
First comments I've seen on a production unit show lots of issues.

See the comments on this 20m/40m daytime bandscan at 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3pdeYAqlMg

millinchip2

 

millinchip2
1 day ago (edited)
I have had the device for 5 days now. Here is the lowdown. There are a number of software bugs causing serious issues. 1: Air band has no gain. No coverage whatsoever. It is caused I think by a setting that cannot be turned off. The setting is 2MIX. You can turn on that 2MIX setting on short wave which also disables short wave but on short wave you can reset it back to “off” by taking out the battery. No such luck with Air band. It stays on permanently with the air band. I am not sure what the setting does as it’s function or use is not mentioned in the manual. If somebody has any ideas on how to fix this or what that setting does, let me know. 2: There is no bandwidth selection on SSB. 3: There is interference that sounds like a whine on SSB when you have a florescent energy saving bulb on in the same room. Points to bad internal shielding. I thought the radio was faulty until I switched off the light and it stopped. 4: On Upper side band, voice transmission is high pitched and fine tuning does not normalise it. Lower side band is fine. Looks like I got the buggy pre-release version. Damn. If they get these issues sorted and put a bit of aluminium shielding around the main signal chips, it could be a great little radio. In fact it's still a great little radio if you don't need Air band. --It can tune in Shortwave stations with the clarity of the Tecsun PL-330. --Narrow VHF is good. -- FM Stereo is great. As good as anything out there. --Nobody broadcasts on CB here So I can't comment on CB. --Same with the weather band. --Nobody uses UHF here either. --AM is pretty good. Comparable to the Tecsun. --The speaker is a little tinny but I knew that before I bought it. -- The battery will probably last months before recharging.


 


Re: Question on Retekess V-115

Paul Blundell
 

I didn't even think of that. Hopefully mine arrives soon.

Paul

On Wed, 14 Jul 2021, 19:09 DX Pedro, <pmm.andrade@...> wrote:
I ordered mine on Retekess oficial aliexpress store. got it in portugal in about 4/6 days from spain.

// pedro andrade


On Tue, Jul 13, 2021 at 4:44 AM Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:
I ordered mine from here over the weekend: https://www.ebay.com.au/usr/egodeals?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2754

On Tue, Jul 13, 2021 at 9:40 AM Frank Standford <dxer2k1@...> wrote:
My order was cancelled, what would be the best seller on eBay to use?



--
Paul


Re: Question on Retekess V-115

DX Pedro
 

I ordered mine on Retekess oficial aliexpress store. got it in portugal in about 4/6 days from spain.

// pedro andrade


On Tue, Jul 13, 2021 at 4:44 AM Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:
I ordered mine from here over the weekend: https://www.ebay.com.au/usr/egodeals?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2754

On Tue, Jul 13, 2021 at 9:40 AM Frank Standford <dxer2k1@...> wrote:
My order was cancelled, what would be the best seller on eBay to use?



--
Paul


Re: Air Band Receivers

DX Pedro
 

Its a bit too expensive for the quality it packs. It would be better to just have focused on airband alone.
// pedro andrade


On Tue, Jul 13, 2021 at 11:29 PM Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:
Thanks, that does not sound too good as the airband would be the main reason I would get one.

Paul

On Wed, Jul 14, 2021 at 6:49 AM Michael Schuster <schuster.ma@...> wrote:
On Wed, Jun 16, 2021 at 05:46 PM, Paul Blundell wrote:
Thanks for that. I will looking at ordering soon.

On Thu, 17 Jun 2021, 06:43 Michael Schuster, <schuster.ma@...> wrote:
The Shenzhen Hanrongda HRD-747 is now spotted in the wholesale supply channel at US$53, minimum order 2 pieces.

https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/HRD-747-Portable-All-Band-Mini_1600253429230.html
First comments I've seen on a production unit show lots of issues.

See the comments on this 20m/40m daytime bandscan at 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3pdeYAqlMg

millinchip2

 

millinchip2
1 day ago (edited)
I have had the device for 5 days now. Here is the lowdown. There are a number of software bugs causing serious issues. 1: Air band has no gain. No coverage whatsoever. It is caused I think by a setting that cannot be turned off. The setting is 2MIX. You can turn on that 2MIX setting on short wave which also disables short wave but on short wave you can reset it back to “off” by taking out the battery. No such luck with Air band. It stays on permanently with the air band. I am not sure what the setting does as it’s function or use is not mentioned in the manual. If somebody has any ideas on how to fix this or what that setting does, let me know. 2: There is no bandwidth selection on SSB. 3: There is interference that sounds like a whine on SSB when you have a florescent energy saving bulb on in the same room. Points to bad internal shielding. I thought the radio was faulty until I switched off the light and it stopped. 4: On Upper side band, voice transmission is high pitched and fine tuning does not normalise it. Lower side band is fine. Looks like I got the buggy pre-release version. Damn. If they get these issues sorted and put a bit of aluminium shielding around the main signal chips, it could be a great little radio. In fact it's still a great little radio if you don't need Air band. --It can tune in Shortwave stations with the clarity of the Tecsun PL-330. --Narrow VHF is good. -- FM Stereo is great. As good as anything out there. --Nobody broadcasts on CB here So I can't comment on CB. --Same with the weather band. --Nobody uses UHF here either. --AM is pretty good. Comparable to the Tecsun. --The speaker is a little tinny but I knew that before I bought it. -- The battery will probably last months before recharging.


 



--
Paul


Re: Air Band Receivers

Paul Blundell
 

Thanks, that does not sound too good as the airband would be the main reason I would get one.

Paul

On Wed, Jul 14, 2021 at 6:49 AM Michael Schuster <schuster.ma@...> wrote:
On Wed, Jun 16, 2021 at 05:46 PM, Paul Blundell wrote:
Thanks for that. I will looking at ordering soon.

On Thu, 17 Jun 2021, 06:43 Michael Schuster, <schuster.ma@...> wrote:
The Shenzhen Hanrongda HRD-747 is now spotted in the wholesale supply channel at US$53, minimum order 2 pieces.

https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/HRD-747-Portable-All-Band-Mini_1600253429230.html
First comments I've seen on a production unit show lots of issues.

See the comments on this 20m/40m daytime bandscan at 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3pdeYAqlMg

millinchip2

 

millinchip2
1 day ago (edited)
I have had the device for 5 days now. Here is the lowdown. There are a number of software bugs causing serious issues. 1: Air band has no gain. No coverage whatsoever. It is caused I think by a setting that cannot be turned off. The setting is 2MIX. You can turn on that 2MIX setting on short wave which also disables short wave but on short wave you can reset it back to “off” by taking out the battery. No such luck with Air band. It stays on permanently with the air band. I am not sure what the setting does as it’s function or use is not mentioned in the manual. If somebody has any ideas on how to fix this or what that setting does, let me know. 2: There is no bandwidth selection on SSB. 3: There is interference that sounds like a whine on SSB when you have a florescent energy saving bulb on in the same room. Points to bad internal shielding. I thought the radio was faulty until I switched off the light and it stopped. 4: On Upper side band, voice transmission is high pitched and fine tuning does not normalise it. Lower side band is fine. Looks like I got the buggy pre-release version. Damn. If they get these issues sorted and put a bit of aluminium shielding around the main signal chips, it could be a great little radio. In fact it's still a great little radio if you don't need Air band. --It can tune in Shortwave stations with the clarity of the Tecsun PL-330. --Narrow VHF is good. -- FM Stereo is great. As good as anything out there. --Nobody broadcasts on CB here So I can't comment on CB. --Same with the weather band. --Nobody uses UHF here either. --AM is pretty good. Comparable to the Tecsun. --The speaker is a little tinny but I knew that before I bought it. -- The battery will probably last months before recharging.


 



--
Paul


Re: Background

Paul Blundell
 

Some great information there.


On Tue, Jul 13, 2021 at 10:50 PM kevin asato <kc6pob@...> wrote:
here is a thumbnail sketch regarding Medium Wave/Broadcast Band (MW/BCB) DXing. Disregard the reference to Yahoo Groups as the group is now here on Grousps.io. 

this second link is about the activities of one of the more published members in the group with his addition to radios and building and testing of Ferrite addiction to MW DX and building and testing of Ferrite Sleeve Loop antennas! published - he writes about his adventures _here_ rather than me that is much more relaxed in my listening activities with my less than ultralight (shirt pocket sized) radios.

73,
kevin
kc6pob

On Tue, Jul 13, 2021 at 5:26 AM Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:
What do you want to know?

On Tue, 13 Jul 2021, 18:51 Frank Standford, <dxer2k1@...> wrote:
What is the best place to get some background on the hobby and the group?



--
Paul


Re: Air Band Receivers

Michael Schuster
 
Edited

On Wed, Jun 16, 2021 at 05:46 PM, Paul Blundell wrote:
Thanks for that. I will looking at ordering soon.

On Thu, 17 Jun 2021, 06:43 Michael Schuster, <schuster.ma@...> wrote:
The Shenzhen Hanrongda HRD-747 is now spotted in the wholesale supply channel at US$53, minimum order 2 pieces.

https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/HRD-747-Portable-All-Band-Mini_1600253429230.html
First comments I've seen on a production unit show lots of issues.

See the comments on this 20m/40m daytime bandscan at 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3pdeYAqlMg

millinchip2
I have had the device for 5 days now. Here is the lowdown. There are a number of software bugs causing serious issues. 1: Air band has no gain. No coverage whatsoever. It is caused I think by a setting that cannot be turned off. The setting is 2MIX. You can turn on that 2MIX setting on short wave which also disables short wave but on short wave you can reset it back to “off” by taking out the battery. No such luck with Air band. It stays on permanently with the air band. I am not sure what the setting does as it’s function or use is not mentioned in the manual. If somebody has any ideas on how to fix this or what that setting does, let me know. 2: There is no bandwidth selection on SSB. 3: There is interference that sounds like a whine on SSB when you have a florescent energy saving bulb on in the same room. Points to bad internal shielding. I thought the radio was faulty until I switched off the light and it stopped. 4: On Upper side band, voice transmission is high pitched and fine tuning does not normalise it. Lower side band is fine. Looks like I got the buggy pre-release version. Damn. If they get these issues sorted and put a bit of aluminium shielding around the main signal chips, it could be a great little radio. In fact it's still a great little radio if you don't need Air band. --It can tune in Shortwave stations with the clarity of the Tecsun PL-330. --Narrow VHF is good. -- FM Stereo is great. As good as anything out there. --Nobody broadcasts on CB here So I can't comment on CB. --Same with the weather band. --Nobody uses UHF here either. --AM is pretty good. Comparable to the Tecsun. --The speaker is a little tinny but I knew that before I bought it. -- The battery will probably last months before recharging.


 


Re: Background

Steve Whitt
 

Hi Frank

If MW listening is if interest you could do worse than browse here

https://mwcircle.org/introduction-to-long-distance-medium-wave-listening/

 

Welcome to the hobby and I hope the bug bites.

 

Steve

 

From: main@UltralightDX.groups.io [mailto:main@UltralightDX.groups.io] On Behalf Of Frank Standford
Sent: 13 July 2021 09:51
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Subject: [UltralightDX] Background

 

What is the best place to get some background on the hobby and the group?

2121 - 2140 of 33789