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Re: Question: Good reception or just average?

mediumwavedx
 

Hi CSA,

I would call that an excellent reception! You are in the null of their pattern to the northwest.

Bill


Re: Useful Tip For DXIng ABC Australia

Paul Blundell
 

Nice work Paul, I will have to bookmark this.


On Wed, 13 Oct 2021, 10:09 am Paul B. Walker, Jr., <walkerbroadcasting@...> wrote:
Trying to get any ABC local radio or national stream to play on a phone or tablet can be tricky and it’s a bit hard to find sometimes.

Here is an ABC help desk page thqt lists a direct URL to just about any ABC Local or National station stream you could want.

Clicking any link should get it to play right in your phone or tablets browser.  It might want to download a playlist file on a PC, but it’ll load directly to the stream and not a website where you have to go hunting for the stream. 

The streams are between 24K and 48K so they don’t use a lot of bandwith


Paul 


Useful Tip For DXIng ABC Australia

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
 

Trying to get any ABC local radio or national stream to play on a phone or tablet can be tricky and it’s a bit hard to find sometimes.

Here is an ABC help desk page thqt lists a direct URL to just about any ABC Local or National station stream you could want.

Clicking any link should get it to play right in your phone or tablets browser.  It might want to download a playlist file on a PC, but it’ll load directly to the stream and not a website where you have to go hunting for the stream. 

The streams are between 24K and 48K so they don’t use a lot of bandwith


Paul 


Re: Question: Good reception or just average?

CSA <autterson@...>
 

Hi Jorge,

Thanks for the feedback. I appreciate it. Also .. nice to meet you, so to speak :)

Chris Autterson




On Oct 12, 2021, at 3:22 PM, Jorge Garzón via groups.io <iberiaDX@...> wrote:

Hi CSA,
As Paul says, I don't know your local conditions, but I can say (I am the proud owner of one of this) that the HDR-14 is a very capable receiver and enough sensitive to catch a MW signal 700 km away under the right conditions. Propagation is changing and have in mind that last night the  solar CME hit the Earth and MW conditions were better than average. Probably also helped!
Saludos

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)
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Blog: IberiaDX  · Twitter: @IberiaDX


En martes, 12 de octubre de 2021 14:20:08 CEST, CSA via groups.io <autterson@...> escribió:


I do. But the station points it’s antenna SE at night. Basically the opposite direction of where I’m located. That, along with being only 5,000 watts seems like it would be difficult to capture with a small radio like the HDR-14, with no assist from a loop or other ancillary antenna. 


Re: Question: Good reception or just average?

Jorge Garzón
 

Hi CSA,
As Paul says, I don't know your local conditions, but I can say (I am the proud owner of one of this) that the HDR-14 is a very capable receiver and enough sensitive to catch a MW signal 700 km away under the right conditions. Propagation is changing and have in mind that last night the  solar CME hit the Earth and MW conditions were better than average. Probably also helped!
Saludos

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


En martes, 12 de octubre de 2021 14:20:08 CEST, CSA via groups.io <autterson@...> escribió:


I do. But the station points it’s antenna SE at night. Basically the opposite direction of where I’m located. That, along with being only 5,000 watts seems like it would be difficult to capture with a small radio like the HDR-14, with no assist from a loop or other ancillary antenna. 


Re: Question: Good reception or just average?

CSA <autterson@...>
 

I do. But the station points it’s antenna SE at night. Basically the opposite direction of where I’m located. That, along with being only 5,000 watts seems like it would be difficult to capture with a small radio like the HDR-14, with no assist from a loop or other ancillary antenna. 


Re: Question: Good reception or just average?

Paul Blundell
 

That is 725km. Without knowing the station and your local conditions/ band behaviour, I personally can't say. Do you normally hear stations out to that distance?


On Tue, 12 Oct 2021, 8:26 pm CSA via groups.io, <autterson=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
Quick question from the new guy: using a Sangean HDR-14, I heard WHP 580 tonight from metro Detroit. Looks like roughly 450 miles give or take. I believe it’s 5,000 watts. Good catch or just so so? Just tying to get a baseline. Thanks ! 

CSA


Question: Good reception or just average?

CSA <autterson@...>
 

Quick question from the new guy: using a Sangean HDR-14, I heard WHP 580 tonight from metro Detroit. Looks like roughly 450 miles give or take. I believe it’s 5,000 watts. Good catch or just so so? Just tying to get a baseline. Thanks ! 

CSA


Re: 891 AUS 5AN ABC Adelaide 10289km

Peter 1956
 

1422 THA Phon. Neung. Ror. Or. 9202km Bangkok 10kW
Hellenic Radio South Africa and MBC R1 Malawi both suffered transmission breaks. Received in Botswana Airspy HF+ Discovery, SDR Console V3, random wire with binocular balun
https://youtu.be/oamPQv45-CA

Peter
Botswana


Re: 2NC 1233 Newcastle Heard In Alaska

Paul Blundell
 

Nice logging. That is only a 10kw station.


On Mon, 11 Oct 2021, 2:12 pm Paul B. Walker, Jr., <walkerbroadcasting@...> wrote:

From Sun Oct 10th at 1604UTC

You hear a guy say "so and so, abc sport".. then the main anchor says "and thats.... ABC News".. and then a few seconds of dead air followed by what can semi clearly be heard as the weather forecast

2NC 1233 was one of the stations that interviewed a certain Alaskan radio nerd on the air last winter

Audio:

Paul Walker
McGrath, Alaska


2NC 1233 Newcastle Heard In Alaska

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
 


From Sun Oct 10th at 1604UTC

You hear a guy say "so and so, abc sport".. then the main anchor says "and thats.... ABC News".. and then a few seconds of dead air followed by what can semi clearly be heard as the weather forecast

2NC 1233 was one of the stations that interviewed a certain Alaskan radio nerd on the air last winter

Audio:

Paul Walker
McGrath, Alaska


Re: Knowing Your Dial Helps With Logs

Paul Blundell
 

So very true Paul. The more you know, the better.


On Mon, 11 Oct 2021, 4:42 am Paul B. Walker, Jr., <walkerbroadcasting@...> wrote:
2RN 1512 and 2NC 1233 (10kw Non Directional) Newcastle, NSW heard this morning slightly after 1600UTC in Alaska. Heard them both last winter and 2NC even interviewed me on air. Was tuned to 1548 4QD and hit 1512 and thought I heard rumbles of the same overnight show and knew 1512 was 2RN.. so went over to 1233 hoping I'd nab that ABC local and had something there as well that was identifiable. Being familiar with shows and what stations are where certainly helps.

Paul


Knowing Your Dial Helps With Logs

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
 

2RN 1512 and 2NC 1233 (10kw Non Directional) Newcastle, NSW heard this morning slightly after 1600UTC in Alaska. Heard them both last winter and 2NC even interviewed me on air. Was tuned to 1548 4QD and hit 1512 and thought I heard rumbles of the same overnight show and knew 1512 was 2RN.. so went over to 1233 hoping I'd nab that ABC local and had something there as well that was identifiable. Being familiar with shows and what stations are where certainly helps.

Paul


Longterm DXing Project - 09/10/2021

Paul Blundell
 

22:00 / Home, Launceston Tasmania.

Digitech AR-1733

Freq(MHz)CallsignLTDXP
!0.5313GG4
!0.5492CR3
!0.6213RN5
!0.6933AW4
!0.7743LO5
!0.8283GI4
!0.8553CR4
!0.8915AN4
!1341HPON GEEL3
!1422HPON MELB4


Re: 891 AUS 5AN ABC Adelaide 10289km

Peter 1956
 

Thanks Paul


Re: "Supercharging the XHDATA D-808" construction suggestion

Paul Blundell
 

I did have one of mine break off, but that was after it was dropped inside it's carry case.


On Sun, 10 Oct 2021, 9:12 am Gary DeBock via groups.io, <D1028Gary=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
On Sat, Oct 9, 2021 at 01:17 PM, Zack N8FNR wrote:
I would like to make a suggestion for something to add to your "Supercharging the XHDATA D-808" instructions. If one sands down the top of the radio where the glue will go and also the bottom of the level the glue will work a lot better. Glue will adhere to a rough surface a lot better than a smooth one. I would use a very rough sandpaper so that there are deep scratches.

Zack
N8FNR
Thanks for your suggestion, Zack.

This is certainly a judgement call, because the tricky part is deciding how much sanding is too much, and the orange plastic carpenter's level surface isn't perfectly smooth as it comes from the factory. Probably the only way to answer the question is to judge from glue joint survival out in the field, and that was the standard used in the assembly instructions. Out of about 25 loopstick frames superglued to portable radios I have never had one break off at the glue joint, unless the modified radio was dropped on solid concrete from about 5 feet high. There are a couple of practices that will make the glue joint stronger, however. It's best to have completely clean surfaces before gluing, and also use a generous amount of superglue, up to the point where it will still not show on the finished model, and will not stop the rear cabinet from closing properly.

Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)

    


Re: "Supercharging the XHDATA D-808" construction suggestion

Gary DeBock
 

On Sat, Oct 9, 2021 at 01:17 PM, Zack N8FNR wrote:
I would like to make a suggestion for something to add to your "Supercharging the XHDATA D-808" instructions. If one sands down the top of the radio where the glue will go and also the bottom of the level the glue will work a lot better. Glue will adhere to a rough surface a lot better than a smooth one. I would use a very rough sandpaper so that there are deep scratches.

Zack
N8FNR
Thanks for your suggestion, Zack.

This is certainly a judgement call, because the tricky part is deciding how much sanding is too much, and the orange plastic carpenter's level surface isn't perfectly smooth as it comes from the factory. Probably the only way to answer the question is to judge from glue joint survival out in the field, and that was the standard used in the assembly instructions. Out of about 25 loopstick frames superglued to portable radios I have never had one break off at the glue joint, unless the modified radio was dropped on solid concrete from about 5 feet high. There are a couple of practices that will make the glue joint stronger, however. It's best to have completely clean surfaces before gluing, and also use a generous amount of superglue, up to the point where it will still not show on the finished model, and will not stop the rear cabinet from closing properly.

Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)

    


Re: 891 AUS 5AN ABC Adelaide 10289km

Paul Blundell
 

Well done Peter.


On Sun, 10 Oct 2021, 6:40 am Peter 1956, <pe1etr@...> wrote:
891 Lesotho Ultimate Radio Maseru/Lancer's Gap was off air. Received in Botswana Airspy HF+ Discovery, SDR Console V3, random wire with binocular balun.
https://youtu.be/rUddMRoRYC4

Peter
Botswana


"Supercharging the XHDATA D-808" construction suggestion

Zack N8FNR
 

I would like to make a suggestion for something to add to your "Supercharging the XHDATA D-808" instructions. If one sands down the top of the radio where the glue will go and also the bottom of the level the glue will work a lot better. Glue will adhere to a rough surface a lot better than a smooth one. I would use a very rough sandpaper so that there are deep scratches.

Zack
N8FNR


891 AUS 5AN ABC Adelaide 10289km

Peter 1956
 

891 Lesotho Ultimate Radio Maseru/Lancer's Gap was off air. Received in Botswana Airspy HF+ Discovery, SDR Console V3, random wire with binocular balun.
https://youtu.be/rUddMRoRYC4

Peter
Botswana

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