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Re: Two files added

hamrad45
 

Good information.  Thanks for sharing.  Have a great day.

--
Tom Stiles


Two files added

Zacharias Liangas
 
Edited

I just uploaded into the fles section two files
main directory : https://ultralightdx.groups.io/g/main/files/Tabled%20comparison%20between%20L330%20and%20PL380.pdf
this is a comparison table of features between my old PL380 and my new PL330

https://ultralightdx.groups.io/g/main/files/3%20Radios,%20Reviews,%20Manuals/Tescun%20PL330%20special%20features.pdf
These are all special - hidden- features of the 3306 version of PL330 with updated information edited earlier this week
Hope that you are interested for that


Tip For Those Who DX Iran On AM

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
 

Sometimes navigating their websites ,even after you run it through google translate can be hard and getting their contact info can be even harder

Scroll down to the bottom of the "local" IRIB AM stations website and you'll likely see an Instagram logo click it from your phone or PC and if youre logged in, you'll see follow, message and contact.. click the contact button and it will display that stations email address

This might be useful to some folks, I hope.

Paul


Radio Plans - 2022

Paul Blundell
 

With the end of the year approaching fast, what has worked well / been enjoyable in 2021 and what are your radio plans for 2022?

2021 was a mixed year for me. I started a new job in September which sees me more office bound at our CBD office and also working from home a few days a week, this has meant that my ad-hoc portable sessions (such as during my lunch breaks when I was close to a park) have now stopped. Any portable sessions are now only when I have planned them or on the rare chance I get time to do them.

My kit has stayed fairly stable in 2021, my Digitech AR-1733 is still my main DXng radio. I have also been using my TEAC PR130 at times and this fills the role of my bed time radio. I have also found this to work fairly well with my 3” FSL. I have added a couple of small “analogue” tuning radios and these are fun to use at times and add a new challenge with logging and ID’ing stations.
My experience with my V-115 was not great but a “new” one is on the way. I hope this works better as the V-115 does have some nice features.

I have a few things I want to do in 2022:
- Continue with as many of my portable ultralight radio DXing sessions as I can. Unlike in the past, these will need to be planned more.
- Continue to develop my blog, creating new content and posting anything of interest to the Ultralight Radio DXing community.
- Plan a more comprehensive DXing project. This might involve more stations being logged more often and these results being stored and compared in a different way.

COVID-19 has again thrown a lot of plans for 2021 out the window. I have again struggled to get motivated and to plan many portable sessions.

What are your radio plans for 2022?

Paul
https://ultralightradiodxing.blogspot.com/


Re: [irca] VOA On HLAZ 1566

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
 

And hearing the VOA ID Here is like... eh... nothing special lol



On Sun, Nov 21, 2021 at 8:33 AM Nick Hall-Patch via groups.io <nhp=ieee.org@groups.io> wrote:

I think that's been going on for several years, Paul, aimed at North Korea?   Bill Whitacre will likely have a better idea.

Hearing the VoA ID here at 1700UT  on 1566 marks a really good morning, as it's well after local sunrise even in midwinter.

Nick



At 17:05 2021-11-21, Paul B. Walker, Jr. wrote:


Well, isn’t that interesting.. VOA in Korean on HLAZ 1566 Jeju, South Korea just started at 1700UTC.   I didn’t think FEBC leased air time to others on their transmitter.

Paul



Re: [irca] VOA On HLAZ 1566

Nick Hall-Patch
 

I think that's been going on for several years, Paul, aimed at North Korea?   Bill Whitacre will likely have a better idea.

Hearing the VoA ID here at 1700UT  on 1566 marks a really good morning, as it's well after local sunrise even in midwinter.

Nick



At 17:05 2021-11-21, Paul B. Walker, Jr. wrote:


Well, isnt that interesting.. VOA in Korean on HLAZ 1566 Jeju, South Korea just started at 1700UTC.   I didnt think FEBC leased air time to others on their transmitter.

Paul



_._,_._,_
Nick Hall-Patch
Victoria, BC
Canada


Re: VOA On HLAZ 1566

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
 

Bruce

It's -27 below outside, didnt have PAL or WRTH on me and CX wasnt good so i was doing a quick scan and didnt have time to look it up

On Sun, Nov 21, 2021 at 8:15 AM Bruce Conti <contiba@...> wrote:
As listed in 2021 WRTH in national section for Korea South, VOA Relay in Korean: 1700-1800 (1566 kHz), and in international section for United States of America, Voice of America, Korean 1700-1800 daily.

On Sun, Nov 21, 2021 at 5:05 PM Paul B. Walker, Jr. <walkerbroadcasting@...> wrote:
Well, isn’t that interesting.. VOA in Korean on HLAZ 1566 Jeju, South Korea just started at 1700UTC.   I didn’t think FEBC leased air time to others on their transmitter.

--
Bruce Conti
B.A.Conti Photography www.baconti.com
¡BAMLog! www.bamlog.com


Re: VOA On HLAZ 1566

Bruce Conti
 

As listed in 2021 WRTH in national section for Korea South, VOA Relay in Korean: 1700-1800 (1566 kHz), and in international section for United States of America, Voice of America, Korean 1700-1800 daily.


On Sun, Nov 21, 2021 at 5:05 PM Paul B. Walker, Jr. <walkerbroadcasting@...> wrote:
Well, isn’t that interesting.. VOA in Korean on HLAZ 1566 Jeju, South Korea just started at 1700UTC.   I didn’t think FEBC leased air time to others on their transmitter.

--
Bruce Conti
B.A.Conti Photography www.baconti.com
¡BAMLog! www.bamlog.com


VOA On HLAZ 1566

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
 

Well, isn’t that interesting.. VOA in Korean on HLAZ 1566 Jeju, South Korea just started at 1700UTC.   I didn’t think FEBC leased air time to others on their transmitter.

Paul 


Re: DXing Session - 20/11/2021

Pietro Pirrone
 

Hi Paul,

where are you from?

I read you heard HPON (rete Italia), I'm curious from  which QTH you heard it.

Nice antenna yours, hope to have time to get one.

Have a good evening

73, Pietro, IK1TZO


DXing Session - 20/11/2021

Paul Blundell
 

Today I took the chance to have a  Ultralight dxing session at home. This was undertaken in my back yard between 10:30am and 11:00am.

I used my Digitech AR-1733 with my 3" FSL.

FREQCALLSIGNSIGNAL
0.5313GG4
0.5492CR3
0.5857RN5
0.5943WV4
0.6213RN5
0.6933AW4
0.7477PB5
0.7743LO5
0.8283GI4
0.8553CR4
0.8915AN2
0.9367ZR5
1008HPON Launceston5
1080HPON2
13143BT2
1341HPON GEEL2
13773MP2
1422HPON MELB4
1593HPON (Rete Italia)2




Re: A New Radio For Christmas

Paul Blundell
 

Thanks Peter, I have not ordered anything as yet. I am still not 100% sure which way I will go with it.


On Sat, 20 Nov 2021, 3:58 am Peter Jones, <jonesypeter@...> wrote:
Did you end up buying one Paul?

I hear it on very good authority from someone who works at XHDATA that they have stopped producing the Radiwow R-108.  I'm assuming the SIHUADON R-108 (Which is the same, but black in colour and with the orange display) will continue.


Re: A New Radio For Christmas

Peter Jones
 

Did you end up buying one Paul?

I hear it on very good authority from someone who works at XHDATA that they have stopped producing the Radiwow R-108.  I'm assuming the SIHUADON R-108 (Which is the same, but black in colour and with the orange display) will continue.


Re: Good buy 7600GR

Peter 1956
 

I picked up a Sony ICF-SW7600GR for £55 a few years ago at a ham rally. My telescopic aerial wasn't broken :)

Peter


CNR1 On AM Today

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
 

I don’t know if their SW outlets are doing this but the AM outlets todqy are carrying live basketball play by play.  Second time I’ve caught them doing this With such a clear, strong signal I can hear the referee whistle blow and shoes squeak on the court

Paul 
Alaska


Re: Official 'ultralight' specs?

Nick B.
 
Edited

I'd like to nominate the Sangean ATS-606A, also sold here in the UK as the Roberts R876. It's an older portable based around the Sony CAX1238M, but there is only one fixed bandwidth (450kHz IF filter). It has an external antenna socket which works on MW/LW without modification and the internal ferrite rod is a wideband FET amplifier. The audio quality is very crisp and clear.

Note that the original ATS-606 (not A, also Roberts R617) does not have the fine-tune facility which allows you to tune in 1kHz steps.

I've heard several North American TAs on mine  here in the UK using an external antenna, as well as stations around Europe and the Middle East.

73s and good DX
Nick B.


Longterm DXing Project - 15/11/2021

Paul Blundell
 

Home, Launceston Tasmania
22:45
Digitech AR-1733 / Internal Aerial

FREQCALLSIGNLTDXP
0.5313GG5
0.5492CR5
0.6213RN5
0.6933AW5
0.7743LO5
0.8283GI4
0.8553CR5
0.8915AN4
1341HPON GEEL5
1422HPON MELB5


Re: Good buy 7600GR

Paul Blundell
 

Well done, sounds like a good buy.

Paul 

On Mon, 15 Nov 2021, 11:42 pm M.I.H.0 via groups.io, <metagenetics=protonmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Not technically an 'ultralight', but still a portable nonetheless! 

I managed to pick up a rather nice condition SONY icf-sw7600gr a couple of days ago online, for what I think was a pretty good price, £55 UK.

I've just taken delivery of it and am looking forward to the dark hours coming tonight to give it a proper run out. I've ordered a replacement antenna as the one on the unit is broken at the tip, but apart from this small issue, everything seems to be as it should. All in all, very pleased. 

M. 


Good buy 7600GR

Mark
 

Not technically an 'ultralight', but still a portable nonetheless! 

I managed to pick up a rather nice condition SONY icf-sw7600gr a couple of days ago online, for what I think was a pretty good price, £55 UK.

I've just taken delivery of it and am looking forward to the dark hours coming tonight to give it a proper run out. I've ordered a replacement antenna as the one on the unit is broken at the tip, but apart from this small issue, everything seems to be as it should. All in all, very pleased. 

M. 


Retekess V115

Paul Blundell
 

Well I have just been contacted by a seller / manufacturer of this radio. They have seen my issues and are sending me another one, in exchange for this, they want me to give it a fair go and share my findings with them. They suspect I have a faulty radio.

Paul

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