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Re: New TA Log from AK!

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
 

Here's the audio of Iran in Russian on 1449kHz on Mon Oct 4th from 1415UTC. Signal held out on and off, fairly well for 9 minutes


On Mon, Oct 4, 2021 at 6:22 AM Paul B. Walker, Jr. <walkerbroadcasting@...> wrote:
Pretty decent signal at times from IRIB Iran in Russian on 1449Khz at 1615-1620UTC!  First  heard here because KLAM is usually very strong!

Paul standing outside in 15 degree weather to type this!


Re: New TA Log from AK!

Paul Blundell
 

Your dedicated:)


On Tue, 5 Oct 2021, 1:22 am Paul B. Walker, Jr., <walkerbroadcasting@...> wrote:
Pretty decent signal at times from IRIB Iran in Russian on 1449Khz at 1615-1620UTC!  First  heard here because KLAM is usually very strong!

Paul standing outside in 15 degree weather to type this!


Re: New TA Log from AK!

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
 

Correction.. 1415-1420 UTC.  sorry. Mitten covered fingers to blame. 

Paul 

On Mon, Oct 4, 2021 at 6:22 AM Paul B. Walker, Jr. via groups.io <walkerbroadcasting=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Pretty decent signal at times from IRIB Iran in Russian on 1449Khz at 1615-1620UTC!  First  heard here because KLAM is usually very strong!

Paul standing outside in 15 degree weather to type this!


New TA Log from AK!

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
 

Pretty decent signal at times from IRIB Iran in Russian on 1449Khz at 1615-1620UTC!  First  heard here because KLAM is usually very strong!

Paul standing outside in 15 degree weather to type this!


Re: Publication news

biometuy
 

Hi Robert:

Can you share more information and schematics?, sounds very good this approach and new design.

Congrats good work!

Best Regards

JJ


Antenna switcher and splitter

Jorge Garzón
 

Hi,
I am considering to assembly an antenna switcher and splitter. Did you build yours or buy it from a dealer? I would like to share some beverages with a receiver or two, and also split a signal to share it with two/three rigs.
Any advice welcome!
73

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


Long Term DXing Project - 3/10/2021

Paul Blundell
 

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Long Terms DXing Project - 3/10/2021

10am
Digitech AR-1733

LTDXPFreq(MHz)Callsign
30.5313GG
10.5492CR
40.6213RN
20.6933AW
40.7743LO
20.8283GI
20.8553CR
00.8915AN
11341HPON GEELONG
11422HPON MELB


Re: Publication news

Robert Conboy
 

Nor is that the only form-factor you can use. I built this one inside large plastic food jars.  This is an active, regenerative FSL antenna built from 7 inch ferrite bars housed in large plastic food jars.  There is a pickup coil, a feedback coil, and a tuned coil. The pickup coil feeds an amplifier. The amplifier output goes through a 500 Ohm potentiometer to the feedback coil. This dramatically increases the sensitivity and narrows the selectivity - adjustable by the potentiometer.   The antenna also works as a regular FSL when the amplifier is switched off.







On Oct 3, 2021, at 3:53 PM, Phil Pasteur via groups.io <ppasteur@...> wrote:

Thanks... !!
And I did subscribe.


Re: Publication news

Phil Pasteur
 

Thanks... !!
And I did subscribe.


AM DX Audio From Alaska

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
 

Here's a few logs and clips from Just East Of The Ass end Of Gods Creation Nowhere aka McGrath, Alaska using a CC Skywave and Debock 5" FSL Antenna


"Magic Talk", 1107kHz  Tauranga, NZ at 1525UTC on Fri. Oct1st. Heard on and off for 2 hours, but the absolute clearest and best signal came at 1525UTC during Toto's Africa which is in this audio clip and gets REAL clear at about 1 minute 5 seconds into the clip. Audio: https://bit.ly/3Fe2Bix  Distance: 7130 miles.

4TAB 1008kHz Brisbane, QLD, Aus at 1511UTC on Sat. Oct 2nd with live horse racing action.  The audio gets real good right after the start of the recording. Audio: https://bit.ly/3iq5gvJ  Distance: 6850 miles

A3Z 1017kHz Nuku'alofa, Tonga at 1531UTC on Fri October 1st with female talking in english and Tongan at some special event live broadcast.  Audio: http://bit.ly/3A5uztk Distance: 5910 miles 

4RN 792kHz Brisbane, QLD, Aus at 1519UTC on Fri Oct 1, 2021 with some american radio show, featured american accents.  Audio: http://bit.ly/2YmE22j Distance: 6850 miles

DWNX 1611kHz Mialor, Philippines at 1412UTC on Mon Sept 27, 2021 with bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of The Heart" and some Filipino language commercials.   Audio: http://bit.ly/2YmE22j  Distance: 5110 miles 

2KP 684kHz Kempsey, NSW, Aus between 1500 and 1600UTC on Sat. Oct 2nd, 2021 with several fade ups, including some Aussie accented english and a song during. There are three 684's in Australia but all were running separate programming at the time and I was able to match what I had to the ABC Mid North Coast webstream, which was running "Nights with Indira Naidoo". Audio clip #1 (with speech): https://bit.ly/3ozvHTX  Audio clip #2(with music): http://bit.ly/3BccCdO Distance: 7090 miles

CNR1 945kHz Jiaohe, China at 1400 to 1500UTC on Wed. Sept 29, 2021 with a massively clean, clear, strong signal carrying basketball play by play in Chinese. Signal was so good, I widened audio to 3kHz and could hear the shoes squeaking as players went up the court! Audio clip #1: bit.ly/2Y7gbTX  Audio clip #2: 2WHfgJG Distance: "only" 3100 miles.

"Star" 657Khz New Zealand at 1400 to 1530UTC on Mon Sept 20, 2021. Heard with several fade ups including the best one at 1412UTC with a song and some english chatter.  Audio: https://bit.ly/39YY4SZ  Distance: "could be 7130 miles"  Not known exactly which transmitter I heard, as two exist, Wellington and Tauranga but based upon reception behavior the fact I hear Magic on 1107 from Tauranga regularly, I'm "going with" that transmitter though I have heard ZB on 1035kHz from Wellington, just not very often. 

Radio Kerman 1062kHz Kerman, Iran at 1506UTC on Mon Sept 20, 2021  Heard with a language I didnt initially recognize in the beginning and U had to run back in to use the "Facilities" so I left it recording.  Came back out a few minutes later and the signal was gone. Upon review inside in the warm comforts of my apartment, and thanks to a RealDX member, we heard a reference to Iran and caught that this was Arabic language being spoken. 1062 here is usually Turkey  Audio: https://bit.ly/3FoxzF0  Distance: 5750 miles




Re: 1590 USA WARV Warwick RI 12400km ID ATOH

Peter 1956
 

Another one at the same time as WARV.
1660 USA WWRU Jersey City 12590km with ID 10kW
https://youtu.be/19bZd9pVIOo

Peter


1590 USA WARV Warwick RI 12400km ID ATOH

Peter 1956
 

04:00 UTC 3rd Oct 2021 (just after sunrise) 5kW power at night. Local sunrise Lobatse, Botswana 05:54 CAT = 03:54 UTC. Airspy HF+ Discovery, SDR Console V3, random wire with binocular balun.
https://youtu.be/6raqmGyJO3U

Peter Wilson


Re: Publication news

Jock Elliott
 

Phil,

https://www.thespectrummonitor.com/ is where you will find the  FSL article, but you have to subscribe.

Cheers, Jock


Re: Publication news

Phil Pasteur
 

Hi,
 I read the PDF from the link that you posted. Interesting reading (I read it all), but I did not see the FSL article in that document. I assume that it is s different publication from the Spectrum Monitor publication where the FSL article appears? Correct?

THX
Phil


1580 Canada CKDO Oshawa ON clear ID 13040km 2nd Oct 2021

Peter 1956
 

My best reception yet of 1580 CKDO.
Daryl MacLean's Friday Night Beach Party. Received in SE Botswana. Airspy HF+ Discovery, SDR Console V3, random wire with binocular balun.
https://youtu.be/TBPTird0DTg
Peter Wilson


Re: Publication news

Gary DeBock
 

On Fri, Oct 1, 2021 at 04:46 PM, Ray Mongrain wrote:
Hi,
 
The article was great.  I would like to build an antenna.  Please show me where I can find instructions.
 
Thanks,
Ray

 
 
Thanks Ray,

Depending on what antenna you wish to build, a couple of these links may prove useful.

If you would like an enhanced (7.5 inch) MW or LW loopstick for the XHDATA D-808 model, a full construction article is posted at https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/5d0pi85jfptgmrj4pd0jsmaybgb6gteh
If you would like a 3" Baby FSL antenna (with the design photo and construction parts photo attached), a full construction article is currently being drafted. But if you have antenna building experience you can build off of the design photo posted in this message, substituting 100mm x 8mm Russian surplus ferrite rods (available on eBay) for the 160mm x 8mm rods called for in the very similar 3.5" Frequent Flyer FSL full construction article posted at  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/kawg0ae79yktfw6qzhuh0jw2npxdw80c

There have been numerous improvements in compact FSL design and survivability since the 3.5" Frequent Flyer article was drafted in July of 2017, so I don't recommend that you build that model. The recent improvements stop ferrite rod horizontal shifting and ferrite sleeve rotation, making the antenna far more rugged for survival in tough environments (ocean cliffs, Alaskan snowfields, or maybe United Airlines luggage ramps).

73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
 


Re: Puyallup, WA (Rainy Park) TP's for 9-30

Gary DeBock
 

On Thu, Sep 30, 2021 at 11:32 PM, Paul Blundell wrote:
It looks like this was good practice  for you :)
 
Paul
Yes, Paul-- DXing on a plunging ocean cliff in October is unlikely to be comfortable, and it's best to prepare for the worst.

Gary


Re: Publication news

Paul Blundell
 

Awesome work.


On Fri, 1 Oct 2021, 8:24 pm Jock Elliott, <jock.elliott@...> wrote:
My article on "Ultralight MW DXing with Ferrite Sleeve Loop Antennas" has been published in the October issue of Spectrum Monitor and would not have been possible without wonderful cooperation and interviews with Gary DeBock and Paul Walker. Thank you both!

swskeds provided a link to the October issue of Asian DX Review. Here's the link: https://idxci.in/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/ADXR-Volume-39-No-564-October-2021.pdf

Among the interesting content is a list of private European SW stations. I was unaware of them and thought it might be really interesting to try to hear some of them.


Re: Publication news

Ray Mongrain
 

Hi,

The article was great.  I would like to build an antenna.  Please show me where I can find instructions.

Thanks,
Ray


On Oct 1, 2021, at 6:24 AM, Jock Elliott <jock.elliott@...> wrote:

My article on "Ultralight MW DXing with Ferrite Sleeve Loop Antennas" has been published in the October issue of Spectrum Monitor and would not have been possible without wonderful cooperation and interviews with Gary DeBock and Paul Walker. Thank you both!

swskeds provided a link to the October issue of Asian DX Review. Here's the link: https://idxci.in/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/ADXR-Volume-39-No-564-October-2021.pdf

Among the interesting content is a list of private European SW stations. I was unaware of them and thought it might be really interesting to try to hear some of them.


Re: Publication news

Ray Mongrain
 




On Oct 1, 2021, at 6:24 AM, Jock Elliott <jock.elliott@...> wrote:

My article on "Ultralight MW DXing with Ferrite Sleeve Loop Antennas" has been published in the October issue of Spectrum Monitor and would not have been possible without wonderful cooperation and interviews with Gary DeBock and Paul Walker. Thank you both!

swskeds provided a link to the October issue of Asian DX Review. Here's the link: https://idxci.in/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/ADXR-Volume-39-No-564-October-2021.pdf

Among the interesting content is a list of private European SW stations. I was unaware of them and thought it might be really interesting to try to hear some of them.

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