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Re: Air Band Receivers

Joseph Rotman
 


This is what I use for airport frequencies:https://www.airnav.com/

-----Original Message-----
From: Jock Elliott <jock.elliott@...>
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io
Sent: Thu, Jul 22, 2021 4:34 am
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Air Band Receivers

Radio Reference -- https://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/ -- is an excellent source of frequency information of all sorts, including aviation.

I have used it for United States information, and there are pull-downs on the right for other countries, although I don't know how complete or accurate the information is for other countries.


Re: Air Band Receivers

Dave613
 

Air band (VHF) freqs: https://skyvector.com/
Good coverage for US, Canada and seems to cover rest of world pretty well.
Dave.


Re: Air Band Receivers

kevin asato
 

For North America, US Territories, and the Carribean, i use airnav.com which includes frequencies and airport information relative to pilots. Still a good reference that i use before travelling as i monitor frequencies while waiting for flights. As long as i am relatively discrete, no one has asked about my activities. Not sure what reference to use for the rest of the world.
73,
kevin
kc6pob

On Wed, Jul 21, 2021 at 9:01 PM Frank Standford <dxer2k1@...> wrote:
What is the best place to find the frequencies for my local aerodrome? 
 
 
Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 6:34 AM
From: "Dave613" <david.elden.613@...>
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Air Band Receivers
I have a Skywave SSB and the air band scanning scans the 10 air band presets on page 1. It goes through them quite fast so you won't miss much and 10 freqs is usually enough for even a busy location. (I'm talking about the scanning function, not ATS). I find the Skywave SSB to be a good air band receiver, only downside is the relatively poor audio (due to the speaker choice, applies to all bands and is weakest part of the design in my view).
Dave.


Re: Air Band Receivers

Paul Blundell
 

The Australian information on RR is pretty poor.


On Thu, 22 Jul 2021, 19:35 Jock Elliott, <jock.elliott@...> wrote:
Radio Reference -- https://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/ -- is an excellent source of frequency information of all sorts, including aviation.

I have used it for United States information, and there are pull-downs on the right for other countries, although I don't know how complete or accurate the information is for other countries.


Re: Air Band Receivers

Jock Elliott
 

Radio Reference -- https://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/ -- is an excellent source of frequency information of all sorts, including aviation.

I have used it for United States information, and there are pull-downs on the right for other countries, although I don't know how complete or accurate the information is for other countries.


Re: Eton Elite traveler ULR

Paul Blundell
 

I am glad your new one is better but it still does not sound that good.

Paul

On Thu, 22 Jul 2021, 17:36 Jorge Garzón via groups.io, <iberiaDX=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Morning, 
I received a second ETON ELITE Traveler unit one week ago and it does seem a different receiver. This still have some birdies on 603, 1485 and just a few more, but not the continous buzzing showed by the first unit. 

As Peter said, when the signal level meter is selected, some frequencies show an identifiable jumping noise (weak most of the times) when the digits change rapidly, but fortunately this is not noticeable in every selected frequency and dissapears when any of the other display options is selected. Sound and sensibility are superb. 

Regarding the FM band, the PI decoding is almost useless as it is linked to DATA RDS info and not with PS. In case of a station have not implemented correctly the DATA details, the radio shows NO DATA, then PI is not showed even when PS, RT and PTY do. So it is PI decoder able, but not as a DXing tool. 

Jay Allen claimed the sensitivity of this model was about 20% less than the Traveler II. I have made a quick test changing the 40cm whip for a longer one (71 cm) and this unburied some stations not audible before, giving a better performance than the XHDATA D-808, which is a well known good FM performer. 

These was just some impressions and it would need a closer view and longer tests, but that shows something very sad these days... The Chinese manufacturing lacks any kind of quality control. With this, performance of the receiver ordered is a kind of lotto. It's a pity and I ask myself if maybe somewhere in an unknown ETON factory, would exist a better Traveler III unit with no birdies at all. An unit that probably I won't ever meet! 

¡Saludos! 


El sáb., jul. 3, 2021 a 15:27, Peter 1956
<pe1etr@...> escribió:
Hello Jorge,
No, I've never modified any of my ultralights..

Peter


Re: Question on Retekess V-115

DX Pedro
 

"Brace yourselves!" xD enjoy that little radio, Paul.

// pedro andrade


On Thu, Jul 22, 2021 at 7:08 AM Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:
So mine has arrived today, it is charging at the moment.
So far I have made sure it turns on but that is all. I will advise how it goes once I get a chance to test it.

Paul


Re: Eton Elite traveler ULR

Jorge Garzón
 

Morning, 
I received a second ETON ELITE Traveler unit one week ago and it does seem a different receiver. This still have some birdies on 603, 1485 and just a few more, but not the continous buzzing showed by the first unit. 

As Peter said, when the signal level meter is selected, some frequencies show an identifiable jumping noise (weak most of the times) when the digits change rapidly, but fortunately this is not noticeable in every selected frequency and dissapears when any of the other display options is selected. Sound and sensibility are superb. 

Regarding the FM band, the PI decoding is almost useless as it is linked to DATA RDS info and not with PS. In case of a station have not implemented correctly the DATA details, the radio shows NO DATA, then PI is not showed even when PS, RT and PTY do. So it is PI decoder able, but not as a DXing tool. 

Jay Allen claimed the sensitivity of this model was about 20% less than the Traveler II. I have made a quick test changing the 40cm whip for a longer one (71 cm) and this unburied some stations not audible before, giving a better performance than the XHDATA D-808, which is a well known good FM performer. 

These was just some impressions and it would need a closer view and longer tests, but that shows something very sad these days... The Chinese manufacturing lacks any kind of quality control. With this, performance of the receiver ordered is a kind of lotto. It's a pity and I ask myself if maybe somewhere in an unknown ETON factory, would exist a better Traveler III unit with no birdies at all. An unit that probably I won't ever meet! 

¡Saludos! 

El sáb., jul. 3, 2021 a 15:27, Peter 1956
<pe1etr@...> escribió:
Hello Jorge,
No, I've never modified any of my ultralights..

Peter


Re: Question on Retekess V-115

Paul Blundell
 

So mine has arrived today, it is charging at the moment.
So far I have made sure it turns on but that is all. I will advise how it goes once I get a chance to test it.

Paul


Re: Air Band Receivers

Paul Blundell
 

Here in Australia, we can get them off the charts from the CASA or Air Services Australia. I also often check them on the ACMA database.


On Thu, Jul 22, 2021 at 2:01 PM Frank Standford <dxer2k1@...> wrote:
What is the best place to find the frequencies for my local aerodrome? 
 
 
Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 6:34 AM
From: "Dave613" <david.elden.613@...>
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Air Band Receivers
I have a Skywave SSB and the air band scanning scans the 10 air band presets on page 1. It goes through them quite fast so you won't miss much and 10 freqs is usually enough for even a busy location. (I'm talking about the scanning function, not ATS). I find the Skywave SSB to be a good air band receiver, only downside is the relatively poor audio (due to the speaker choice, applies to all bands and is weakest part of the design in my view).
Dave.



--
Paul


Re: Introducing the ULR DXing Chart-Index

Paul Blundell
 

I have not updated the "public" version as yet, I want to make sure this new feature works before I publish it, it should only be a day or so as I have already added 25% of my loggins using it with no issues so far.
Sorry but it is Windows only.

On Thu, Jul 22, 2021 at 2:00 PM Frank Standford <dxer2k1@...> wrote:
Where do I find this to use? Can it run on a MAC or PC only?
 
 
Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 10:30 AM
From: "Paul Blundell" <tanger32au@...>
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Introducing the ULR DXing Chart-Index
I have just updated MWDXerDB to include this and have started to add this index against all my loggings, this might take a while.
 
 
On Thu, Jul 22, 2021 at 9:26 AM Paul Blundell via groups.io <tanger32au=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Thanks for that, I am really excited about this. I will be updating my log file to also include this information.
 
Paul
 
On Wed, Jul 21, 2021 at 6:50 PM Jorge Garzón via groups.io <iberiaDX=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Paul,
I am including the Excel spreadsheet to log the records. Feel free to use it and even add new lines.

The idea is to publish the results monthy in our e-groups and also in my blog. any other blog will be welcome to publish the chart with personal comments on the DX-listening made during the month, if any. This is also a personal tool to check conditions when DXing outdoors. All this info is valuable to be shared with other folks.

Saludos


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 miércoles, 21 de julio de 2021 8:49:22 CEST, Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> escribió:





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
>>
>>
>>
>
>
> --
> Paul
>
>
>
>


--
Paul








 
 
 
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Paul
 

 

 

 
 
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--
Paul


Re: Air Band Receivers

 

What is the best place to find the frequencies for my local aerodrome? 

 
 
Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 6:34 AM
From: "Dave613" <david.elden.613@...>
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Air Band Receivers
I have a Skywave SSB and the air band scanning scans the 10 air band presets on page 1. It goes through them quite fast so you won't miss much and 10 freqs is usually enough for even a busy location. (I'm talking about the scanning function, not ATS). I find the Skywave SSB to be a good air band receiver, only downside is the relatively poor audio (due to the speaker choice, applies to all bands and is weakest part of the design in my view).
Dave.


Re: Introducing the ULR DXing Chart-Index

 

Where do I find this to use? Can it run on a MAC or PC only?

 
 
Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 10:30 AM
From: "Paul Blundell" <tanger32au@...>
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Introducing the ULR DXing Chart-Index
I have just updated MWDXerDB to include this and have started to add this index against all my loggings, this might take a while.
 
 
On Thu, Jul 22, 2021 at 9:26 AM Paul Blundell via groups.io <tanger32au=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Thanks for that, I am really excited about this. I will be updating my log file to also include this information.
 
Paul
 
On Wed, Jul 21, 2021 at 6:50 PM Jorge Garzón via groups.io <iberiaDX=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Paul,
I am including the Excel spreadsheet to log the records. Feel free to use it and even add new lines.

The idea is to publish the results monthy in our e-groups and also in my blog. any other blog will be welcome to publish the chart with personal comments on the DX-listening made during the month, if any. This is also a personal tool to check conditions when DXing outdoors. All this info is valuable to be shared with other folks.

Saludos


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 miércoles, 21 de julio de 2021 8:49:22 CEST, Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> escribió:





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
>>
>>
>>
>
>
> --
> Paul
>
>
>
>


--
Paul








 
 
 
--
Paul
 

 

 

 
 
--
Paul
 


Re: Introducing the ULR DXing Chart-Index

 

Wow, I can't wait to be a part of this and see what I can log. You have done a great job with setting this up. I like the log file too.

 
 
Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 6:49 PM
From: "Jorge Garzón via groups.io" <iberiaDX@...>
To: "main@UltralightDX.groups.io" <main@UltralightDX.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Introducing the ULR DXing Chart-Index
Hi Paul,
I am including the Excel spreadsheet to log the records. Feel free to use it and even add new lines.

The idea is to publish the results monthy in our e-groups and also in my blog. any other blog will be welcome to publish the chart with personal comments on the DX-listening made during the month, if any. This is also a personal tool to check conditions when DXing outdoors. All this info is valuable to be shared with other folks.

Saludos


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 miércoles, 21 de julio de 2021 8:49:22 CEST, Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> escribió:





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@...> 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@...> 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
>>
>>
>>
>
>
> --
> Paul
>
>
>
>


--
Paul








 


Re: Introducing the ULR DXing Chart-Index

Paul Blundell
 

I have just updated MWDXerDB to include this and have started to add this index against all my loggings, this might take a while.



On Thu, Jul 22, 2021 at 9:26 AM Paul Blundell via groups.io <tanger32au=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Thanks for that, I am really excited about this. I will be updating my log file to also include this information.

Paul

On Wed, Jul 21, 2021 at 6:50 PM Jorge Garzón via groups.io <iberiaDX=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Paul,
I am including the Excel spreadsheet to log the records. Feel free to use it and even add new lines.

The idea is to publish the results monthy in our e-groups and also in my blog. any other blog will be welcome to publish the chart with personal comments on the DX-listening made during the month, if any. This is also a personal tool to check conditions when DXing outdoors. All this info is valuable to be shared with other folks.

Saludos


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 miércoles, 21 de julio de 2021 8:49:22 CEST, Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> escribió:





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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Re: Air Band Receivers

Paul Blundell
 

Thanks Dave, that is very interesting and a feature I would make great use of. I might need to look at importing one myself.

Paul

On Thu, Jul 22, 2021 at 6:34 AM Dave613 <david.elden.613@...> wrote:
I have a Skywave SSB and the air band scanning scans the 10 air band presets on page 1. It goes through them quite fast so you won't miss much and 10 freqs is usually enough for even a busy location. (I'm talking about the scanning function, not ATS). I find the Skywave SSB to be a good air band receiver, only downside is the relatively poor audio (due to the speaker choice, applies to all bands and is weakest part of the design in my view).
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Re: Introducing the ULR DXing Chart-Index

Paul Blundell
 

Thanks for that, I am really excited about this. I will be updating my log file to also include this information.

Paul

On Wed, Jul 21, 2021 at 6:50 PM Jorge Garzón via groups.io <iberiaDX=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Paul,
I am including the Excel spreadsheet to log the records. Feel free to use it and even add new lines.

The idea is to publish the results monthy in our e-groups and also in my blog. any other blog will be welcome to publish the chart with personal comments on the DX-listening made during the month, if any. This is also a personal tool to check conditions when DXing outdoors. All this info is valuable to be shared with other folks.

Saludos


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 miércoles, 21 de julio de 2021 8:49:22 CEST, Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> escribió:





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
>>
>>
>>
>
>
> --
> Paul
>
>
>
>


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Re: Air Band Receivers

Dave613
 

I have a Skywave SSB and the air band scanning scans the 10 air band presets on page 1. It goes through them quite fast so you won't miss much and 10 freqs is usually enough for even a busy location. (I'm talking about the scanning function, not ATS). I find the Skywave SSB to be a good air band receiver, only downside is the relatively poor audio (due to the speaker choice, applies to all bands and is weakest part of the design in my view).
Dave.


Re: Introducing the ULR DXing Chart-Index

Jorge Garzón
 

Hi Paul,
I am including the Excel spreadsheet to log the records. Feel free to use it and even add new lines.

The idea is to publish the results monthy in our e-groups and also in my blog. any other blog will be welcome to publish the chart with personal comments on the DX-listening made during the month, if any. This is also a personal tool to check conditions when DXing outdoors. All this info is valuable to be shared with other folks.

Saludos


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 miércoles, 21 de julio de 2021 8:49:22 CEST, Paul Blundell <tanger32au@gmail.com> escribió:





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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Peter 1956
 

Thanks Jorge.

Peter

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