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Re: Loggings - 4/01/2022

Issac Quincey
 

Thank you Russ. Is it an official term in this hobby? In the SWL world, I have never heard of it.

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On Thursday, January 6th, 2022 at 10:26 AM, Russ Edmunds <wb2bjh@...> wrote:
It means using no external antenna - just whatever the radio came with.

Russ Edmunds

WB2BJH

Blue Bell, PA

Grid FN20id


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What does "Barefoot" mean in this context?

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On Wednesday, January 5th, 2022 at 5:12 PM, Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:
Location: Home, Launceston Tasmania
Time: 22:00 - 22:30
Radio: Digitech AR-1733 / Barefoot




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Paul




Re: Head to Head Test - Digitech AR-1733 v Kmart Portable Radio (JR-61H760) - AM Band

Paul Blundell
 

It is a 3" FSL, here is a video about it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZtYli09mTg

They are custom designed and built, a construction article on them can be found on the group.


On Thu, Jan 6, 2022 at 9:39 AM Issac Quincey via groups.io <IssacQuincey=protonmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
That looks like an interesting testing process and method.
is that antenna something home brewed or a modified commercial product? I have never seen anything like it.

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On Wednesday, January 5th, 2022 at 9:10 PM, Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:
I have recently been undertaking some head to head testing of the Digitech AR-1733 and the Kmart portable radio (JR-61H760). This testing session was on the AM band.

I had planned on undertaking this outside but due to the weather, this had to be moved to inside.

All testing was undertaken between 1pm and 2pm on my kitchen table, using my 3" FSL. All signals were rated out of 7, with my 3"FSL being tuned for the strongest signal from each station.

FREQ

CALLSIGN

POWER

AR-1733

Kmart Radio

531

3GG

5000

4

2

549

2CR

50000

1

1

594

3WV

50000

5

3

621

3RN

50000

7

7

774

3LO

50000

7

5

1053

2CA

5000

0

0

1341

HPON GEEL

5000

2

0

1422

HPON MELB

5000

4

2

1503

3KND

5000

1

0


As can be seen from the results above, the DigitechAR-1733 had the edge on all frequencies checked. On average it was 1 - 2 points stronger than the Kmart Portable Radio (JR-61H760). Audio quality on both was about the same and on 621kHz (3RN) both produced an excellent signal and very nice audio.






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Re: Loggings - 4/01/2022

Russ Edmunds
 

It means using no external antenna - just whatever the radio came with.

Russ Edmunds

WB2BJH

Blue Bell, PA

Grid FN20id


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On Wednesday, January 5th, 2022 at 5:12 PM, Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:
Location: Home, Launceston Tasmania
Time: 22:00 - 22:30
Radio: Digitech AR-1733 / Barefoot




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Paul



Re: Head to Head Test - Digitech AR-1733 v Kmart Portable Radio (JR-61H760) - AM Band

Issac Quincey
 

That looks like an interesting testing process and method.
is that antenna something home brewed or a modified commercial product? I have never seen anything like it.

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On Wednesday, January 5th, 2022 at 9:10 PM, Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:
I have recently been undertaking some head to head testing of the Digitech AR-1733 and the Kmart portable radio (JR-61H760). This testing session was on the AM band.

I had planned on undertaking this outside but due to the weather, this had to be moved to inside.

All testing was undertaken between 1pm and 2pm on my kitchen table, using my 3" FSL. All signals were rated out of 7, with my 3"FSL being tuned for the strongest signal from each station.

FREQ

CALLSIGN

POWER

AR-1733

Kmart Radio

531

3GG

5000

4

2

549

2CR

50000

1

1

594

3WV

50000

5

3

621

3RN

50000

7

7

774

3LO

50000

7

5

1053

2CA

5000

0

0

1341

HPON GEEL

5000

2

0

1422

HPON MELB

5000

4

2

1503

3KND

5000

1

0


As can be seen from the results above, the DigitechAR-1733 had the edge on all frequencies checked. On average it was 1 - 2 points stronger than the Kmart Portable Radio (JR-61H760). Audio quality on both was about the same and on 621kHz (3RN) both produced an excellent signal and very nice audio.






--
Paul



Re: Loggings - 4/01/2022

Issac Quincey
 

What does "Barefoot" mean in this context?

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On Wednesday, January 5th, 2022 at 5:12 PM, Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:
Location: Home, Launceston Tasmania
Time: 22:00 - 22:30
Radio: Digitech AR-1733 / Barefoot




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Paul



Re: 640 kHz UnID Spanish Station

Gary DeBock
 

On Wed, Jan 5, 2022 at 04:34 AM, Jorge Garzón wrote:
Hi Gary,
This is most likely "Radio Progreso" from Cuba. The recording starts with some Cuban music and then the conductor (with a strong Cuban accent) presents a kind ot 'Radio-theater", called in Spanish "Dramatizados". Cuban radio use to broadcast this as a radio entertaiment. i can't get any ID along the clip as they are just talking on the work dialogue. 

I have tried to check Radio Progreso programs here: https://www.radioprogreso.icrt.cu/ but the page seems not to be fully working. Perhaps you could ask them  via FB as I have not FB access (I have closed my FB accounts a month ago).
Thanks Jorge,

Your information about the Cuban accent and its typical programming in the 640 recording is very helpful, and agrees with what some other DXers have said about the identity of that powerful Spanish station on 640, received when the loud California pest station KFI suddenly shut down unexpectedly here on the USA west coast.

My big surprise was that the 640 Cuban (Radio Progreso) was hitting S9 peaks here in western Washington state at the time, when I was only using a 19cm loopstick CC Skywave Ultralight. The distance is about 5,200 km (3,230 miles). Thanks again!

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


Re: Head to Head Test - Digitech AR-1733 v Kmart Portable Radio (JR-61H760) - AM Band

Paul Blundell
 

Thanks for the reply.

621kHz is about 450km away from me and is a 50kw station.




On Thu, 6 Jan 2022, 12:21 am Johnny via groups.io, <jlochey=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Very interesting!

The K-Mart radio did pretty well all things considered?

It must be that 621kHz (3RN) is a local station to you?  I tried to look up this station in proximity to you, but failed.

Maybe this station is like my WJR 760 here in the US?  Super strong (50KW) and "right next door" (40 miles)...


J


Re: Head to Head Test - Digitech AR-1733 v Kmart Portable Radio (JR-61H760) - AM Band

Johnny
 

Very interesting!

The K-Mart radio did pretty well all things considered?

It must be that 621kHz (3RN) is a local station to you?  I tried to look up this station in proximity to you, but failed.

Maybe this station is like my WJR 760 here in the US?  Super strong (50KW) and "right next door" (40 miles)...


J


Re: 640 kHz UnID Spanish Station

Jorge Garzón
 

Hi Gary,
This is most likely "Radio Progreso" from Cuba. The recording starts with some Cuban music and then the conductor (with a strong Cuban accent) presents a kind ot 'Radio-theater", called in Spanish "Dramatizados". Cuban radio use to broadcast this as a radio entertaiment. i can't get any ID along the clip as they are just talking on the work dialogue. 

I have tried to check Radio Progreso programs here: https://www.radioprogreso.icrt.cu/ but the page seems not to be fully working. Perhaps you could ask them  via FB as I have not FB access (I have closed my FB accounts a month ago).

On MW List Radio Progreso is shown on 640 kHz with 50 kW from Guanabacoa.

Sorry not being able to give you a 100% sure ID, but I would bet for it!

Happy New Year 2022 for you, your family, and all Ultralight Floks here on the board!!

Jorge

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Urb. San Roque 95, casa 5 (Villasevil)
39698 Santiurde de Toranzo (ESPAÑA - SPAIN)
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Head to Head Test - Digitech AR-1733 v Kmart Portable Radio (JR-61H760) - AM Band

Paul Blundell
 

I have recently been undertaking some head to head testing of the Digitech AR-1733 and the Kmart portable radio (JR-61H760). This testing session was on the AM band.

I had planned on undertaking this outside but due to the weather, this had to be moved to inside.

All testing was undertaken between 1pm and 2pm on my kitchen table, using my 3" FSL. All signals were rated out of 7, with my 3"FSL being tuned for the strongest signal from each station.

FREQ

CALLSIGN

POWER

AR-1733

Kmart Radio

531

3GG

5000

4

2

549

2CR

50000

1

1

594

3WV

50000

5

3

621

3RN

50000

7

7

774

3LO

50000

7

5

1053

2CA

5000

0

0

1341

HPON GEEL

5000

2

0

1422

HPON MELB

5000

4

2

1503

3KND

5000

1

0


As can be seen from the results above, the DigitechAR-1733 had the edge on all frequencies checked. On average it was 1 - 2 points stronger than the Kmart Portable Radio (JR-61H760). Audio quality on both was about the same and on 621kHz (3RN) both produced an excellent signal and very nice audio.






--
Paul


640 kHz UnID Spanish Station

Gary DeBock
 

This was received at 1017 UTC (0217 PST, west coast time) on December 3, 2021 (last month) when KFI suddenly went silent in the early morning. At 57 seconds there is an apparent ID (Novio Radio?) in this recording. Any suggestions about the station identity would be appreciated-- this was received on a 7.5 inch loopstick CC Skywave model here in Puyallup, WA, USA. Thanks for any assistance!  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/brw3c2bhg0935iox9ggymcnjnhfq67bh

Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)


Loggings - 4/01/2022

Paul Blundell
 

Location: Home, Launceston Tasmania
Time: 22:00 - 22:30
Radio: Digitech AR-1733 / Barefoot



 


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Re: Defining moment(s) that got you hooked on Radios?

Issac Quincey
 

What got me hooked was a local amateur who shared some of his gear with me, until I was able to purchase some of my own.

I am planning on getting my ticket (one day) but for now, I am happy to be a SWL.

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On Wednesday, January 5th, 2022 at 4:40 AM, Peter Jones <jonesypeter@...> wrote:
Mine was when I was about 12 and my parents always purchased the Daily Telegraph newspaper here in the UK.  One week there was an advertisement for the Russian Vega VEF-206 advertised by a company called ToE (Technical and Optical Equipment):

http://cameras.alfredklomp.com/toe/

There were the importer for the Russians.  Anyway, the advertisement was full of comments about the cold war and spying and how the technology the Russians has used had been put into this radio.  Well I sent off for one (with some help from my dad) and every since I have been hooked on radio!


Re: Defining moment(s) that got you hooked on Radios?

Paul Blundell
 

My uncle got me in to radio, he was very active on CB radio here. When I was 7 years old, he took me on a DX session to a lookout where we used a hand-held to talk on 27Mhz.

When I was in college, my electronics teacher got me back in to radio.

On Wed, 5 Jan 2022, 2:55 am Johnny via groups.io, <jlochey=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Two defining moments for me....

1)  The GE handheld radio (looking at it right now) that my aunt bought me for Christmas - I couldn't believe how cool it was having my own radio!

2)  The one night in my teens that I sat (DX'ing?  Didn't know at the time!) the FM Band and just couldn't believe how many radio stations there were - from there I branched out to AM/SWL and DX'ing in general

How about you, what was your "defining moment" ?

J


Re: Defining moment(s) that got you hooked on Radios?

Peter Laws
 

On Tue, Jan 4, 2022 at 9:55 AM Johnny via groups.io
<jlochey@...> wrote:

Two defining moments for me....

1) The GE handheld radio (looking at it right now) that my aunt bought me for Christmas - I couldn't believe how cool it was having my own radio!

2) The one night in my teens that I sat (DX'ing? Didn't know at the time!) the FM Band and just couldn't believe how many radio stations there were - from there I branched out to AM/SWL and DX'ing in general

How about you, what was your "defining moment" ?
A very good question!

I don't have *my* GE handheld radio (P-2790D!) that my parents bought
me for my birthday c.1971 but I do watch for them on eBay. :-) The
Panasonic R-1070 I got a few years later is much more common but I'm
not paying $30 for a radio that I won by collecting Popsicle sticks
~50 years ago. :-)

Not sure what the "defining moment" was, though. I *assume* DXing
with either of the above transistors *or* same on Shortwave with a
garage sale, made-in-West-Germany, RCA Victor 4RM41 that had AM, FM,
and "SW". Maybe it was listening to WWV on 10.0 MHz for half an hour?
:-) Walkie Talkies, then CB, then scanners, then amateur ... all
came after I'd been hooked.

Something something magic.

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Re: Defining moment(s) that got you hooked on Radios?

Peter Jones
 

Mine was when I was about 12 and my parents always purchased the Daily Telegraph newspaper here in the UK.  One week there was an advertisement for the Russian Vega VEF-206 advertised by a company called ToE (Technical and Optical Equipment):

http://cameras.alfredklomp.com/toe/

There were the importer for the Russians.  Anyway, the advertisement was full of comments about the cold war and spying and how the technology the Russians has used had been put into this radio.  Well I sent off for one (with some help from my dad) and every since I have been hooked on radio!


Defining moment(s) that got you hooked on Radios?

Johnny
 

Two defining moments for me....

1)  The GE handheld radio (looking at it right now) that my aunt bought me for Christmas - I couldn't believe how cool it was having my own radio!

2)  The one night in my teens that I sat (DX'ing?  Didn't know at the time!) the FM Band and just couldn't believe how many radio stations there were - from there I branched out to AM/SWL and DX'ing in general

How about you, what was your "defining moment" ?

J


Re: "One Radio to rule them all" or "Mix it up a bit" ???

Johnny
 

Hi Peter,

I couldn't agree more, the feeling of a "proper radio" is hard to beat!

I'm finally to the point in my life were I could actually buy those "expensive radios" that I dreamt of as a teen, but intead I find myself playing with radios that average $50 or less, LOL!


J


Re: 50kw Station Challenge - 2022

Johnny
 

I know the list in the US is HUGE!!!

:)


Re: 50kw Station Challenge - 2022

Johnny
 

Hi Bill,

SUPER!  I'm printing this off now.

Thanks a lot for your effort!


Johnny

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