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Re: 1110 ARG La Once Diez 7979km Barefoot Etón Elite Traveler 04:26 UTC 21st July 2021

Paul Blundell
 

Nice work, it is always great to see new logs on the group.


On Wed, Jul 21, 2021 at 4:44 PM Peter 1956 <pe1etr@...> wrote:
Coffee table MWDX. Received in Botswana
https://youtu.be/BvPcFd3sUak

Peter



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Paul


Re: Introducing the ULR DXing Chart-Index

Paul Blundell
 

Do you have a template file or spreadsheet to use for this? Where would be the best place to post results and will you also be adding these to your blog?


On Wed, Jul 21, 2021 at 4:24 PM Paul Blundell via groups.io <tanger32au=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
This sounds really exciting, I wish you the best of luck with this. I will be interested to see how some of my loggings relate to this index score.

Paul

On Wed, Jul 21, 2021 at 4:15 PM Jorge Garzón via groups.io <iberiaDX=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Contests and awards are some of the valid tools that radioclubs offer to promote the hobby and the joy of listening and/or transmitting. They are sill alive in the ham world, but have been vanishing little by little at our side of the hobby. 

I am sure that we can awake some kind of activity to recover a kid of 'chart', not just with a competitive way to understand radiolistening, but also to share knowledge and promote DXing with our 'little ones'. 

From the 'IberiaDX' group, we would like to propose an ULR DXing Log Chart to show the possibities in using ULR and small portables. So, that's why we launch what we call 'THE DXing ULR Index'. 

This is a score log to be revisited monthly. The goal is to promote the listening skills and personal DXing challenges including the use of new antennas, or explore outdoors and find new listening spots to be used. 

The DXing ULR Index will have two categories:
1. ULR* and small portables** with built-in ferrite (MW-LW) or whip attached (FM-DAB). 
2. ULR and small portables with external inductive antennas (MW-LW) or FM aerials connected to plug-in socket

(*) ULR are non SDR receivers up to 328 cm3 (20in3).
(**) Small portables are non SDR receivers up to 500 cm3 (30.5 in3). 
There is a table of receivers sizes on the blog http://iberiadx.wordpress.com by clicking on the 'ULR DXing /DX de bolsillo' menu. 

The way to calculate the right index is easy:

DXing ULR Index=distance (in km) / txer power (in watts). 
Example 1: 2,000 km / 80,000 W = 0.025 Index= 0.025.
Example 2: 2,000 km / 1,500 W = 1.33.
Overall index: 0.025+1.33 = 1.355.

The example nr 2 would be a best DX index. The different indexes will be added to get an overall score. The higher score will give us the best DXing and most effective DXer. Records would be published monthly in our groups and blogs. Of course this has no connection with the Awards Program and has to be seen as a new proposal to be added. 

I would need some volunteers to build the first chart to be issued this coming august. 

We could also propose national coordinators (if any) in order to check some records or to help with any doubt about the rules. 

73!

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



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1110 ARG La Once Diez 7979km Barefoot Etón Elite Traveler 04:26 UTC 21st July 2021

Peter 1956
 

Coffee table MWDX. Received in Botswana
https://youtu.be/BvPcFd3sUak

Peter


Re: Introducing the ULR DXing Chart-Index

Paul Blundell
 

This sounds really exciting, I wish you the best of luck with this. I will be interested to see how some of my loggings relate to this index score.

Paul

On Wed, Jul 21, 2021 at 4:15 PM Jorge Garzón via groups.io <iberiaDX=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Contests and awards are some of the valid tools that radioclubs offer to promote the hobby and the joy of listening and/or transmitting. They are sill alive in the ham world, but have been vanishing little by little at our side of the hobby. 

I am sure that we can awake some kind of activity to recover a kid of 'chart', not just with a competitive way to understand radiolistening, but also to share knowledge and promote DXing with our 'little ones'. 

From the 'IberiaDX' group, we would like to propose an ULR DXing Log Chart to show the possibities in using ULR and small portables. So, that's why we launch what we call 'THE DXing ULR Index'. 

This is a score log to be revisited monthly. The goal is to promote the listening skills and personal DXing challenges including the use of new antennas, or explore outdoors and find new listening spots to be used. 

The DXing ULR Index will have two categories:
1. ULR* and small portables** with built-in ferrite (MW-LW) or whip attached (FM-DAB). 
2. ULR and small portables with external inductive antennas (MW-LW) or FM aerials connected to plug-in socket

(*) ULR are non SDR receivers up to 328 cm3 (20in3).
(**) Small portables are non SDR receivers up to 500 cm3 (30.5 in3). 
There is a table of receivers sizes on the blog http://iberiadx.wordpress.com by clicking on the 'ULR DXing /DX de bolsillo' menu. 

The way to calculate the right index is easy:

DXing ULR Index=distance (in km) / txer power (in watts). 
Example 1: 2,000 km / 80,000 W = 0.025 Index= 0.025.
Example 2: 2,000 km / 1,500 W = 1.33.
Overall index: 0.025+1.33 = 1.355.

The example nr 2 would be a best DX index. The different indexes will be added to get an overall score. The higher score will give us the best DXing and most effective DXer. Records would be published monthly in our groups and blogs. Of course this has no connection with the Awards Program and has to be seen as a new proposal to be added. 

I would need some volunteers to build the first chart to be issued this coming august. 

We could also propose national coordinators (if any) in order to check some records or to help with any doubt about the rules. 

73!

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



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Paul


Introducing the ULR DXing Chart-Index

Jorge Garzón
 

Contests and awards are some of the valid tools that radioclubs offer to promote the hobby and the joy of listening and/or transmitting. They are sill alive in the ham world, but have been vanishing little by little at our side of the hobby. 

I am sure that we can awake some kind of activity to recover a kid of 'chart', not just with a competitive way to understand radiolistening, but also to share knowledge and promote DXing with our 'little ones'. 

From the 'IberiaDX' group, we would like to propose an ULR DXing Log Chart to show the possibities in using ULR and small portables. So, that's why we launch what we call 'THE DXing ULR Index'. 

This is a score log to be revisited monthly. The goal is to promote the listening skills and personal DXing challenges including the use of new antennas, or explore outdoors and find new listening spots to be used. 

The DXing ULR Index will have two categories:
1. ULR* and small portables** with built-in ferrite (MW-LW) or whip attached (FM-DAB). 
2. ULR and small portables with external inductive antennas (MW-LW) or FM aerials connected to plug-in socket

(*) ULR are non SDR receivers up to 328 cm3 (20in3).
(**) Small portables are non SDR receivers up to 500 cm3 (30.5 in3). 
There is a table of receivers sizes on the blog http://iberiadx.wordpress.com by clicking on the 'ULR DXing /DX de bolsillo' menu. 

The way to calculate the right index is easy:

DXing ULR Index=distance (in km) / txer power (in watts). 
Example 1: 2,000 km / 80,000 W = 0.025 Index= 0.025.
Example 2: 2,000 km / 1,500 W = 1.33.
Overall index: 0.025+1.33 = 1.355.

The example nr 2 would be a best DX index. The different indexes will be added to get an overall score. The higher score will give us the best DXing and most effective DXer. Records would be published monthly in our groups and blogs. Of course this has no connection with the Awards Program and has to be seen as a new proposal to be added. 

I would need some volunteers to build the first chart to be issued this coming august. 

We could also propose national coordinators (if any) in order to check some records or to help with any doubt about the rules. 

73!

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


Re: Background

 

Nice page and that is the details I was looking for.

 
 
Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 2:09 PM
From: "Paul Blundell" <tanger32au@...>
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Background
 
On Mon, Jul 19, 2021 at 12:17 PM Frank Standford <dxer2k1@...> wrote:
Thnak you Steve. That all looks like really good information.
 
 
Sent: Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 11:03 PM
From: "Steve Whitt" <mwneditor@...>
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Background

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?

 

 

 

 
 
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Re: Background

Paul Blundell
 


On Mon, Jul 19, 2021 at 12:17 PM Frank Standford <dxer2k1@...> wrote:
Thnak you Steve. That all looks like really good information.
 
 
Sent: Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 11:03 PM
From: "Steve Whitt" <mwneditor@...>
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Background

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?

 



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Paul


Re: Malachite DSP Software Defined Radio

David McCormick
 

Dean,

I’ve ordered from that seller before. I think I have three of those tassels now. That gets sent first, then a few days later, the radio arrived. As for the SDR, with a MLA-30+ antenna it works great on shortwave. YMMV on the other bands. LW/BCB is a bust. Best of luck. Send me an email if you have questions later.

Dave M.

On Jul 20, 2021, at 10:16 PM, Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:


Things taking a long time to arrive and I have had a few items arrive faulty, more so than in the past.

On Wed, Jul 21, 2021 at 9:53 AM jcfontario <jcfontario@...> wrote:
Paul, why do you say that COVID has been affecting your overseas orders? Are there any countries in particular? I have nt noticed any problems.

Thanks,

John

On Tue, Jul 20, 2021 at 7:50 PM Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:
I have not had much luck with orders from overseas of late, sadly I think Covid has a lot to do with this :(

On Wed, Jul 21, 2021 at 9:36 AM Dean wayman <dx_plains@...> wrote:
Hi
Anyone have one of these and who can I trust to get one from ?  I ordered one from china ,package arrived today with some kind of a red thing made from silk thread i think ?  tree ornament ?

I always had good luck getting stuff from there I dunno what happened here .

I'll probably get to eat the purchase but I still would like to have one just for fun .

There's a sucker born every minute i guess ?

Thanks
Dean



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Paul


Re: Malachite DSP Software Defined Radio

Paul Blundell
 

Things taking a long time to arrive and I have had a few items arrive faulty, more so than in the past.


On Wed, Jul 21, 2021 at 9:53 AM jcfontario <jcfontario@...> wrote:
Paul, why do you say that COVID has been affecting your overseas orders? Are there any countries in particular? I have nt noticed any problems.

Thanks,

John

On Tue, Jul 20, 2021 at 7:50 PM Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:
I have not had much luck with orders from overseas of late, sadly I think Covid has a lot to do with this :(

On Wed, Jul 21, 2021 at 9:36 AM Dean wayman <dx_plains@...> wrote:
Hi
Anyone have one of these and who can I trust to get one from ?  I ordered one from china ,package arrived today with some kind of a red thing made from silk thread i think ?  tree ornament ?

I always had good luck getting stuff from there I dunno what happened here .

I'll probably get to eat the purchase but I still would like to have one just for fun .

There's a sucker born every minute i guess ?

Thanks
Dean



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Paul



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Paul


Re: Malachite DSP Software Defined Radio

jcfontario
 

Paul, why do you say that COVID has been affecting your overseas orders? Are there any countries in particular? I have nt noticed any problems.

Thanks,

John

On Tue, Jul 20, 2021 at 7:50 PM Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:
I have not had much luck with orders from overseas of late, sadly I think Covid has a lot to do with this :(

On Wed, Jul 21, 2021 at 9:36 AM Dean wayman <dx_plains@...> wrote:
Hi
Anyone have one of these and who can I trust to get one from ?  I ordered one from china ,package arrived today with some kind of a red thing made from silk thread i think ?  tree ornament ?

I always had good luck getting stuff from there I dunno what happened here .

I'll probably get to eat the purchase but I still would like to have one just for fun .

There's a sucker born every minute i guess ?

Thanks
Dean



--
Paul


Re: Malachite DSP Software Defined Radio

Paul Blundell
 

I have not had much luck with orders from overseas of late, sadly I think Covid has a lot to do with this :(


On Wed, Jul 21, 2021 at 9:36 AM Dean wayman <dx_plains@...> wrote:
Hi
Anyone have one of these and who can I trust to get one from ?  I ordered one from china ,package arrived today with some kind of a red thing made from silk thread i think ?  tree ornament ?

I always had good luck getting stuff from there I dunno what happened here .

I'll probably get to eat the purchase but I still would like to have one just for fun .

There's a sucker born every minute i guess ?

Thanks
Dean



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Paul


Re: Air Band Receivers

Paul Blundell
 

Thanks, for me that would not be that useful as the band is so large and the transmissions are not constant.


On Wed, Jul 21, 2021 at 6:18 AM Emily Keene via groups.io <comprimario=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Both radios scan the whole air band, the way they scan the other bands. 

Emily Keene, New Jersey



Sent from my Virgin Mobile Phone.




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Paul


Malachite DSP Software Defined Radio

Dean wayman
 

Hi
Anyone have one of these and who can I trust to get one from ?  I ordered one from china ,package arrived today with some kind of a red thing made from silk thread i think ?  tree ornament ?

I always had good luck getting stuff from there I dunno what happened here .

I'll probably get to eat the purchase but I still would like to have one just for fun .

There's a sucker born every minute i guess ?

Thanks
Dean


Re: Air Band Receivers

Emily Keene
 

Both radios scan the whole air band, the way they scan the other bands. 

Emily Keene, New Jersey



Sent from my Virgin Mobile Phone.



Re: Air Band Receivers

Paul Blundell
 

Does it scan the whole air and or only the frequencies you have programmed in?


On Tue, 20 Jul 2021, 23:02 Emily Keene via groups.io, <comprimario=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
The CCrane Skywave scans the air band up and down, but the scan speed is quite slow.  The Radiwow R-108 also scans the air band, almost twice as quickly. 



Sent from my Virgin Mobile Phone.



Re: Air Band Receivers

Emily Keene
 

The CCrane Skywave scans the air band up and down, but the scan speed is quite slow.  The Radiwow R-108 also scans the air band, almost twice as quickly. 



Sent from my Virgin Mobile Phone.



639 LNBS Maseru/Lancer's Gap 487km daytime reception

Peter 1956
 

Tecsun PL-360. The most distant MW station I can get in the daytime on a barefoot portable.
https://youtu.be/exprDi24PAc

Peter
Botswana


Re: Air Band Receivers

DX Pedro
 

Awesome! I've read somewhere they are also good at receiving satellite signals and to use it as a diy airplane tracker. but i can't say for sure.
// pedro andrade


On Tue, Jul 20, 2021 at 11:35 AM Jock Elliott <jock.elliott@...> wrote:
For anyone interested in improving the reception of the radios that receive airband, the following thread from Radio Reference might be of interest:

It concerns turning a TV "rabbit ears" antenna into an antenna for airband.

https://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/Homebrewed_Off-Center_Fed_Dipolehttps://forums.radioreference.com/threads/rabbit-ears-air-antenna-experiment-leads-to-question-about-antenna-length-help-needed.429104/

In addition, this item from the RR Wiki might prove useful:

https://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/Homebrewed_Off-Center_Fed_Dipole

The wire version of the off-center-fed dipole looks like it would be extremely quick and easy to build.  How you connect it to your radio will depend on what connects your radio allows.


Re: Air Band Receivers

Jock Elliott
 

For anyone interested in improving the reception of the radios that receive airband, the following thread from Radio Reference might be of interest:

It concerns turning a TV "rabbit ears" antenna into an antenna for airband.

https://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/Homebrewed_Off-Center_Fed_Dipolehttps://forums.radioreference.com/threads/rabbit-ears-air-antenna-experiment-leads-to-question-about-antenna-length-help-needed.429104/

In addition, this item from the RR Wiki might prove useful:

https://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/Homebrewed_Off-Center_Fed_Dipole

The wire version of the off-center-fed dipole looks like it would be extremely quick and easy to build.  How you connect it to your radio will depend on what connects your radio allows.


1360 Radio Bandeirantes Rio de Janeiro Brazil 6909km Barefoot XHDATA D-808

Peter 1956
 

Jingle and spoken ID.
Received inside the house in SE Botswana, just using the radio's ferrite rod.

Audio recorded on an XHDATA D-318BT.
https://youtu.be/LEKIhpEjly0

Peter

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