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Re: Recent loggings - over the long weekend

Johnny
 

Thanks Paul!

I like reading everyone's loggings as well!

Appreciate it!


J


Re: Recent loggings - over the long weekend

Paul Blundell
 

Well done and thanks for sharing these.

Paul 

On Wed, 19 Jan 2022, 2:23 am Johnny via groups.io, <jlochey=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi all,

Just wanted to share some exciting (to me!) loggings that I had over the long weekend (was on holiday on Monday for Martin Luther King day in USA).

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AM DX
** 18 new loggings added to logbook **

** Farthest logging **
WWL 870 - 900 miles

** Lowest power logging **
KSTL 690 - 404 miles @ 17.9 watts !  (that was a tough one to hear, took awhile!)

** Second Lowest power logging**
WPIT 730 - 206 miles @ 24 watts

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FM DX
** Most interesting **
W224ED 92.7 (AM Translator for 1600 WAAM) - 35 miles @ 250 watts

Note:  I know exactly where the W224ED antenna is, so this logging has a "local feel" to it  :)

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Thanks for sharing with me,


Johnny


Recent loggings - over the long weekend

Johnny
 

Hi all,

Just wanted to share some exciting (to me!) loggings that I had over the long weekend (was on holiday on Monday for Martin Luther King day in USA).

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AM DX
** 18 new loggings added to logbook **

** Farthest logging **
WWL 870 - 900 miles

** Lowest power logging **
KSTL 690 - 404 miles @ 17.9 watts !  (that was a tough one to hear, took awhile!)

** Second Lowest power logging**
WPIT 730 - 206 miles @ 24 watts

--------------------------------------------------------------

FM DX
** Most interesting **
W224ED 92.7 (AM Translator for 1600 WAAM) - 35 miles @ 250 watts

Note:  I know exactly where the W224ED antenna is, so this logging has a "local feel" to it  :)

--------------------------------------------------------------

Thanks for sharing with me,


Johnny


MW Frequency Challenge - Week 8 Results and Week 9 Announcement!

DX Central - Loyd Van Horn (W4LVH)
 

Evening!

Another great week of loggings in our MW Frequency Challenge is in the rear view mirror, with week 8/1460 kHz closing out last night during our DX Central Live! livestream.  We now turn our attention to a new frequency for week 9:  550 kHz.  This will be a challenging frequency, as there are not as many stations here.  There are opportunities though for both domestic and international DX, and US stations have a decent amount of space between them and a good smattering of 5kw stations to make this week one that should be a lot of fun!  We are already getting in some good logs from those that were on the livestream last night, be sure to get your logs in as well using the Google Form linked in the blog post, below.

https://www.dxcentralonline.com/post/mw-frequency-challenge-week-8-results-and-week-9-announcement

Good luck to all!
--
73 and best of DX!

Loyd Van Horn
W4LVH - Mandeville, Louisiana
Member:  IRCA/NRC Courtesy Program Committee (CPC)
Founder: DX Central - Because we're all about radio
Twitter:  @DXCentral


Re: REMINDER: DX Test TONIGHT! | 1380 - KQKD - Redfield, SD @ 0001 CST/0601 UTC

Issac Quincey
 

Does anybody know if any station in AUS can or would also do this?

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On Saturday, January 15th, 2022 at 7:13 AM, DX Central - Loyd Van Horn (W4LVH) <w4lvhsc@...> wrote:
To go along with the above......have some additional information to share for this weekend:

ANNOUNCEMENT:

We have another twofer of DX Central Live! in store for this weekend with the KQKD DX Test tonight and our usual DX Central Live! session on Saturday night.

--
73 and best of DX!

Loyd Van Horn
W4LVH - Mandeville, Louisiana
Member:  IRCA/NRC Courtesy Program Committee (CPC)
Founder: DX Central - Because we're all about radio
Twitter:  @DXCentral


Re: Online Live Logging Website

Issac Quincey
 

Thank you, I will check that out.

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On Friday, January 14th, 2022 at 7:35 PM, Jorge Garzón via groups.io <iberiaDX@...> wrote:
Hi Isaac,
That's a great idea and it is already going on. It's called MWLIST and also FMLIST for higher bands. Access is free but you have to register to get the powerful tool it is:



73
J

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


MW Frequency Challenge - Week 9 - 550 kHz!

DX Central - Loyd Van Horn (W4LVH)
 

MW Frequency Challenge Week 8 is underway!  This week:  550 kHz!  Google Form link for logs is below.  Logs are for 0300 UTC Sunday Jan 16 through 0300 UTC Jan 23
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73 and best of DX!

Loyd Van Horn
W4LVH - Mandeville, Louisiana
Member:  IRCA/NRC Courtesy Program Committee (CPC)
Founder: DX Central - Because we're all about radio
Twitter:  @DXCentral


Re: HLCA 972 Vs KFBX 970 With 2 FSL's

Jorge Garzón
 

Well done Paul! The best technique is that, phasing, enhancing or nulling. Not just reserved to big antenna arrays or huge loops, but also with inducted signals. Thanks for bringing it here. 
73's


Sangean SR-500W DSP tuning

dwight richardson
 

If you are not familiar with the Sangean SR-500W, I imagine you are not alone. Unique mw/ fm/ wx radio already discontinued. It has some quirks. But it does have DSP tuning. Definitely below ultralight size. Bought mine for $15 NEW on eBay. That was about a year ago. Right now some are listed for $20/ obo. When used with my loop antenna it is not bad. Right now I’m monitoring WCCO 830 in Twin Cities from Tuscaloosa, AL using Dt-500.  Listened in to 740 Zoomer radio in Toronto earlier.  I’m thinking it may have that Si chip ?  BTW my loop is 12 inch “X” with 25 turns of 18 ga insulated stranded. But I did spring for a good air capacitor. So , check it out. $15 - 20 for new DSP unit might be a deal. 
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Bob Richardson


HLCA 972 Vs KFBX 970 With 2 FSL's

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
 

With two FSLs, you can do some real good nulling.. if takes a little bit of experimenting, patience along with trial and error.

KFBX is on 970khz about 250 miles NE of me with 10kw Non Directional full time. It can put a very respectable signal into McGrath.
HLCA is on 972kHz over 3000 miles away from me with 1.5 megawatts day and 750Kw night from a 2 tower array.

One or the other can cause a serious, loud het on the other or the audio can bleed over depending on how wide the radios audio bandwith is set to.

Heres two examples of me nulling out KFBX's het and any audio to clean up HLCA. In both clips, you'll hear a jumped whining hetty mess and then you can tell I begin live tuning to bring in HLCA.  At the end I do the reverse and tune HLCA out so you can see its really working and being done.


Audio #2: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1H4bVETl5wJVgxNXDmM3ZO9_ALeXR6gJ-/view?usp=sharing  (tuning OUT HLCA is VERY evident at the end of this file!)

Paul
using a CCrane Skywave non ssb model


Re: REMINDER: DX Test TONIGHT! | 1380 - KQKD - Redfield, SD @ 0001 CST/0601 UTC

DX Central - Loyd Van Horn (W4LVH)
 

To go along with the above......have some additional information to share for this weekend:

ANNOUNCEMENT:

We have another twofer of DX Central Live! in store for this weekend with the KQKD DX Test tonight and our usual DX Central Live! session on Saturday night.

--
73 and best of DX!

Loyd Van Horn
W4LVH - Mandeville, Louisiana
Member:  IRCA/NRC Courtesy Program Committee (CPC)
Founder: DX Central - Because we're all about radio
Twitter:  @DXCentral


REMINDER: DX Test TONIGHT! | 1380 - KQKD - Redfield, SD @ 0001 CST/0601 UTC

DX Central - Loyd Van Horn (W4LVH)
 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Jan 15, 2022

 

The Courtesy Program Committee (CPC) of the National Radio Club (NRC) and the International Radio Club of America (IRCA) is pleased to announce a special DX Test for distant listeners for KQKD on 1380 kHz in Redfield, SD. The test is scheduled for 1/15/2022 at 00:01 AM Central Time (0601 UTC 15 January).  This test is scheduled to run for 3 Hours.  

 

For KQKD, Ron Schacht, Owner/Chief Engineer, will be performing regular maintenance of the station's audio chain during the test. Listeners will hear: Morse Code IDs, Tone Sweeps, Voice IDs, Music, 1 kHz long tones, IRCA Signature Tune "Hands Across The Sea"  and more.

 

RECEPTION REPORTS & QSL REQUESTS

All reception reports will be verified through the CPC with an electronic QSL. Reception reports along with MP3 recordings or .MP4 video recordings of your reception should be emailed to: 

les@....  Please be sure to use the subject line: "KQKD 1380 RECEPTION REPORT."

 

The following requirements are in effect in order to receive an electronic QSL verifying your report:

  • Reports via email only. Email must include an MP3 file attachment of your reception (best two minutes or so in length) or an MP4 video clip. While written descriptions will be considered along with the recording, they will not suffice alone for verification.

  • Reports must be submitted within 30 days of the test.

  • The report must include your name, location, and return email address, clearly grouped together at the top of the verification request.

  • Please also include a description of your receiver, antenna, and any interference noted. 

  • If you use a remote SDR to receive the test, you must clearly indicate that in your verification request. We will only accept one such report per DX'er. You cannot log the test on multiple remote SDRs and request multiple verifications.

 

The IRCA/NRC CPC would like to thank the owners of KQKD, Ron Schacht, Owner/Chief Engineer, and CPC member Paul Walker for helping to arrange the test.


Good luck to all DXers!


About the CPC

The Courtesy Program Committee (CPC) is a cross-functional group comprised of members of both the National Radio Club (NRC) and International Radio Club of America (IRCA) for the purpose of coordinating and arranging DX Tests with AM radio stations.  These DX tests both allow radio stations to conduct valuable equipment tests on their transmitter and audio chain as well as enable DX hobbyists to receive the testing station from greater distances than would normally be possible.  The CPC membership consists of:  Chairman Les Rayburn, Paul Walker, George Santulli, Joe Miller and Loyd Van Horn. 


For radio stations interested in coordinating a DX test with the CPC, please visit the following Web site for more information:  https://amdxtest.blogspot.com/


For more information on the types of content heard during a DX test, "An introduction to DX Tests" video is available at DX Central:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQX_zmEC4fY 


Re: Online Live Logging Website

Jorge Garzón
 

MWLIST is a powerful tool designed to serve to DXers as a logbok, radio database and real-time catches. DXer can narrow its interest to the apropriate geographical area, check last-minute stations heard, or get station details. Lists, maps and info can easily be downloaded and shared eith others, if desired.
Most of the limits are at the listeners side, by chosing what he/she prefers to fullfill their needs.
73
J

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


Re: Online Live Logging Website

Paul Blundell
 

So people would post what stations they hear and others could look this up and see "John in XYZ heard ABC station at 10pm tonight"?
I can see some benefit to this but I wonder who would upload the data and if it would be a manual process or if it could be exported from a program?

I also wonder what the value of this would be? For me, I don't think many other people would be posting Australian stations and unless they are close to me, the value of knowing somebody 700km away heard a station which is only 300km from me is limited.



On Fri, Jan 14, 2022 at 12:04 PM Issac Quincey via groups.io <IssacQuincey=protonmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
I have an idea, I know some amateurs have this sort of system setup.

A live online logging website where in near real time, you can see what stations other people have logged recently. Would this idea work and would anybody be keen to add data to it? I have a background in web dev and have access to some server time on a AWS cluster which could be used.



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Paul


Re: MW Frequency Challenge - Week 7 Results and Week8 Reminder / DX Central Live for this weekend

Paul Blundell
 

That sounds like a really good system you have going on there. I just had a look at your site.

Paul


On Fri, Jan 14, 2022 at 12:27 PM DX Central - Loyd Van Horn (W4LVH) <w4lvhsc@...> wrote:
Sorry for the delay in getting out the results this week, had a bit of a situation to tend to at the beginning of this week.  Still seeing good logs pouring in for Week 8, though, be sure to use the link in the blog post below to get your 1460 logs in through Saturday night!

https://www.dxcentralonline.com/post/mw-frequency-challenge-week-7-results-and-week-8-announcement

As a reminder, Week 8 (1460) will run through 0300 UTC Sunday (2100 CST Saturday) and we will announce our next frequency on our live stream of DX Central LIve on Saturday night.

Don't forget we will also be doing a special DX Central Live for the 1380-KQKD-SD DX Test starting at 2345 CST Friday / 0545 UTC Saturday!  Be sure to join us over at youtube.com/c/dxcentral 
--
73 and best of DX!

Loyd Van Horn
W4LVH - Mandeville, Louisiana
Member:  IRCA/NRC Courtesy Program Committee (CPC)
Founder: DX Central - Because we're all about radio
Twitter:  @DXCentral



--
Paul


Loggings - 13/01/2022

Paul Blundell
 

DATE: 13/01/2022

TIME: 22:45

LOCATION: Home, Launceston Tasmania

RADIO: DIGITECH AR-1733

NOTES: Late night session at home.

 576 - 2RN

 594 - 3WV

 666 - 2CN

 702 - 2BL

 738 - 2NR

 756 - 3RN

 774 - 3LO

 873 - 2GB

 936 - 7ZR

 1008 - HPON - Launceston

 1026 - 3PB

 1080 - HPON

 1179 - 3RPH

 1242 - 3GV

 1332 - 3SH

 1377 - 3MP

 1422 - HPON - MELB

 1521 - 2QN

 1593 - HPON - (Rete - Italia)


--
Paul


Re: CC Pocket - not so deaf after all

Paul Blundell
 

Excellent post post and a really good point, I have found with some of my radios that inside the house they preform VERY differently to when they are used outside.

Paul

On Fri, 14 Jan 2022, 5:27 pm kevin asato, <kc6pob@...> wrote:
I mentioned recently that the CC Pocket seemed a bit deaf. Well maybe not so dependent upon where or how you listen. It is definitely deaf inside the house having to deal with much electrical interference. However, I managed to clearly hear many LA  stations while walking around the neighborhood not more than a mile from home and a bit of DX as well. Without looking at a signal strength meter, I caught:
 
620 KTAR Phoenix
660 KTNN Winsdow Rock, AZ - CW, Native American music
680 KNBR San Francisco - sports talk
880 KIXI Mercer Island, WA
 
For this last one I did not catch an ID but was able to listen to the Gonzaga vs Utah Basketball Game and did a web lookup for ID. With the exception of KNBR, all should have been running at night time power reduction. I did not listen for any challenging stations as it was a quick walk and to get an idea of the ears that this radio has in the wild rather than cooped up in my house. Not bad. The usual disclaimers apply.
 
73,
kevin
kc6pob


Re: Online Live Logging Website

Jorge Garzón
 

Hi Isaac,
That's a great idea and it is already going on. It's called MWLIST and also FMLIST for higher bands. Access is free but you have to register to get the powerful tool it is:



73
J

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


CC Pocket - not so deaf after all

kevin asato
 

I mentioned recently that the CC Pocket seemed a bit deaf. Well maybe not so dependent upon where or how you listen. It is definitely deaf inside the house having to deal with much electrical interference. However, I managed to clearly hear many LA  stations while walking around the neighborhood not more than a mile from home and a bit of DX as well. Without looking at a signal strength meter, I caught:
 
620 KTAR Phoenix
660 KTNN Winsdow Rock, AZ - CW, Native American music
680 KNBR San Francisco - sports talk
880 KIXI Mercer Island, WA
 
For this last one I did not catch an ID but was able to listen to the Gonzaga vs Utah Basketball Game and did a web lookup for ID. With the exception of KNBR, all should have been running at night time power reduction. I did not listen for any challenging stations as it was a quick walk and to get an idea of the ears that this radio has in the wild rather than cooped up in my house. Not bad. The usual disclaimers apply.
 
73,
kevin
kc6pob


MW Frequency Challenge - Week 7 Results and Week8 Reminder / DX Central Live for this weekend

DX Central - Loyd Van Horn (W4LVH)
 

Sorry for the delay in getting out the results this week, had a bit of a situation to tend to at the beginning of this week.  Still seeing good logs pouring in for Week 8, though, be sure to use the link in the blog post below to get your 1460 logs in through Saturday night!

https://www.dxcentralonline.com/post/mw-frequency-challenge-week-7-results-and-week-8-announcement

As a reminder, Week 8 (1460) will run through 0300 UTC Sunday (2100 CST Saturday) and we will announce our next frequency on our live stream of DX Central LIve on Saturday night.

Don't forget we will also be doing a special DX Central Live for the 1380-KQKD-SD DX Test starting at 2345 CST Friday / 0545 UTC Saturday!  Be sure to join us over at youtube.com/c/dxcentral 
--
73 and best of DX!

Loyd Van Horn
W4LVH - Mandeville, Louisiana
Member:  IRCA/NRC Courtesy Program Committee (CPC)
Founder: DX Central - Because we're all about radio
Twitter:  @DXCentral

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