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Re: [irca] AM Radio In Alaska

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
 

I have 2 5" FSL antennas and they do just that.. one can do reception and one can null.  The 5" FSL's out perform box loops 3-4 feet in size.

I didnt want to totally null things out in this case, to show an example of what I heard as I heard it

Paul


On Thu, Jan 27, 2022 at 10:40 AM Rick Kunath via groups.io <k9ao=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Paul,

I wonder if a 4-foot box loop (box not spiral, i.e. the NRC design)
would let you null that offending station? You should be able to do that
using a combination of rotation in azimuth and tilting in elevation,
then back and forth to get the null deep enough to take them out. Back
when I had strong locals I was able to do that using that loop. You ahve
to be careful to get the loop balance just right. That's not hard to do
if you follow the directions. And then you get a good really deep null.

It might be worth a try and you'd have another tool.

Have you tried tilting and rotating the FSL at all? Assuming the
internal loopstick on the portable doesn't get any of the offending
station. Otherwise nulling is harder. I would think that would work the
same way an air-core loop does. I know the ferrite bar loops I built
back in the day worked that way.

Rick Kunath, K9AO






Re: [irca] AM Radio In Alaska

Rick Kunath
 

Paul,

I wonder if a 4-foot box loop (box not spiral, i.e. the NRC design) would let you null that offending station? You should be able to do that using a combination of rotation in azimuth and tilting in elevation, then back and forth to get the null deep enough to take them out. Back when I had strong locals I was able to do that using that loop. You ahve to be careful to get the loop balance just right. That's not hard to do if you follow the directions. And then you get a good really deep null.

It might be worth a try and you'd have another tool.

Have you tried tilting and rotating the FSL at all? Assuming the internal loopstick on the portable doesn't get any of the offending station. Otherwise nulling is harder. I would think that would work the same way an air-core loop does. I know the ferrite bar loops I built back in the day worked that way.

Rick Kunath, K9AO


AM Radio In Alaska

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
 

I've shared my DX clips from well outside Alaska, but I wanted to show just how far AM's in Alaska carry and how good the signals can be.

Thought you'd like to hear these clips. I've heard ALL AM's in Alaska, but one.. KTKN 930 which is blocked by KNSA 930 Unalakleet here, only 180 miels away with 5KW non directional 24/7

KZPA 900 Fort Yukon, Alaska isnt owned by KSKO, but simulcasts us a good portion of the day. 5KW Non D from 350 miles away NE of us . I recorded this clip this morning during the KSKO morning show. 6khz audio on my radio, STL is a 128K stereo mp3 stream. Audio: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NhLxMAtt_NnkbWsWPKbnQkyhfZAnNM8s/view?usp=sharing

KLAM 1450 is 250 watts from about 350 miles away, SE of us.  The whine/het you hear is from Iran with 400kw. KLAM is owned by a guy who is the morning news anchor for a Fairbanks TV station and he's originally from Cordova.  Audio: https://drive.google.com/file/d/14tsJFnYQIiH7ST1MCRttB3rhKnl_K4mP/view?usp=sharing

KCAM-AM 790 Glennallen, Alaska. 5KW Non D 24/7 from about 320 miles away. Audio: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1K75qEVUyN_XaS0Sk8WFs3K6M2KHKKgf9/view?usp=sharing

KCHU-AM 770 Valdez, Alaska 10KW Non D 24/7 from about 315 miles away. Audio: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Zp4_ctOBuXKIw3tBpn-DfogWvp7wG_6Z/view?usp=sharing


Location: McGrath, Alaska

Radio: CCrane Skywave Non SSB Model

Antenna: DeBock 5" FSL tunable AM "loop"


Re: Eton/Grundig Elite Mini - Initial Observations

FenDrifter
 

Hi Johnny 
Many thanks for that. I’m guessing it doesn’t tune more finely, but we may find out 🙂.
Drifter


Re: Eton/Grundig Elite Mini - Initial Observations

Johnny
 

Hi Drifter,

The "Mini" tunes in 10/9KHZ steps as far as I can tell...  There is a simple button to switch between, aptly labeled "9/10khz".

... looking at the manual I'm not seeing this button or it's use mentioned at all in regards to switching between 9khz and 10khz (the button does however also adjust the alarm and the alarm function gets lots of attention in the manual)...

Anyone else please chime in if you know of a way to tune in finer "steps"...


Johnny


Re: Farthest US DX logging so far in 2022 - Eton Elite Mini

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
 


My 13,000km record belongs to 7ZR 936 Hobart, Tasmania, Australia 10kw heard here in alaska

My 7000km record is XEW 900 Mexico City heard here in alaska


On Thu, Jan 27, 2022 at 4:17 AM Johnny via groups.io <jlochey=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Paul B,

Wow, very nice and quite respectable!  :)

Hi Isaac,

Totally understand, my DX time is limited too!


Hi Paul W,

Whoa!  That is serious distance!  I'm not sure I'll ever see those kind of distances!  LOL!



Johnny


Re: Farthest US DX logging so far in 2022 - Eton Elite Mini

Johnny
 

Hi Paul B,

Wow, very nice and quite respectable!  :)

Hi Isaac,

Totally understand, my DX time is limited too!


Hi Paul W,

Whoa!  That is serious distance!  I'm not sure I'll ever see those kind of distances!  LOL!



Johnny


Re: Farthest US DX logging so far in 2022 - Eton Elite Mini

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
 

My all time worldwide record is 13,000km. My all time North America record is about 7000km

On Wed, Jan 26, 2022 at 4:31 PM Issac Quincey via groups.io <IssacQuincey=protonmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
I am sitting at 900km. I have not been able to give it the time I want to.

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On Wednesday, January 26th, 2022 at 4:46 PM, Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:
Nice loggings Johnny, my record for 2022 is about 1900km.


Re: Farthest US DX logging so far in 2022 - Eton Elite Mini

Issac Quincey
 

I am sitting at 900km. I have not been able to give it the time I want to.

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On Wednesday, January 26th, 2022 at 4:46 PM, Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:
Nice loggings Johnny, my record for 2022 is about 1900km.


Re: Welcome to All New Members

Issac Quincey
 

Thank you for the really great information. As a new member, it is great to have this background.

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On Thursday, January 27th, 2022 at 8:13 AM, FenDrifter via groups.io <essexmarshman@...> wrote:
As a total beginner, your welcome is very gladly received!
Drifter


Re: Eton/Grundig Elite Mini - Initial Observations

FenDrifter
 

Johnny, a question I couldn’t find an answer to online, what are the frequency tuning steps on this wee beastie please?
Drifter


Re: Welcome to All New Members

FenDrifter
 

As a total beginner, your welcome is very gladly received!
Drifter


Re: Eton/Grundig Elite Mini - Initial Observations

surveyor6180@...
 

No worries, you're not alone!


Re: Eton/Grundig Elite Mini - Initial Observations

Johnny
 

Hi all,

I'm embarrassed to say it, but I find this radio so "handy" that I bought addition units to put in different places in my house/car for "quick ultralight DX'ing"....

Johnny


Re: Welcome to All New Members

Johnny
 

Great points by all!

Gary,
Really appreciate the post Gary to clarify and refocus somewhat!  I'm still a bit "newish" here, so thanks!


Alfredo,
Really appreciate your comment "without being a slave to a monitor!!" ...

I sit at a monitor all day, so "getting away from it" is important for me.




Johnny


Re: My Final Verdict - Eton/Grundig Elite Mini

Johnny
 

Hi Jay!

GREAT point!  I never even thought to try it during the day, as I almost NEVER DX during the day!  I figured it had to be better in some way!


Hi Paul!

Thanks!  I appreciate your comment, it makes me want to post more "reviews", although I hesitate to call them that as others on this forum are so much more thorough when reviewing.

I guess there's room for all.  Mine aren't reviews, but more "snapshots of performance"!  ;)



Johnny


TA MWDX with ID 25th Jan 2022

Peter 1956
 

1580 CKDO 1250 WMTR 1030 WBZ 1020 KDKA 1300 WOOD 1150 CKOC
Received in Botswana.
Airspy HF+ discovery, SDR Console V3, random wire with binocular balun.
https://youtu.be/s_FuID05Zzk
On some frequencies I had three stations, so identifying anything was difficult.
Probably my best MW opening from N Am here.
Peter Wilson


Re: Welcome to All New Members

surveyor6180@...
 

Not really new here but thanks so much for your post Gary. I've been following your work here for years and it is greatly appreciated.
Harold.


Re: Welcome to All New Members

radiojayallen
 

Agreed!

Jay


Re: My Final Verdict - Eton/Grundig Elite Mini

radiojayallen
 

Johnny,

Two things:

The CC-2E is still a current model on C.Crane's website and  at Amazon US. The CC-3 is an upgrade which is essentially identical but adds Bluetooth. 

Also, the differences between them and the Eton Mini be much more apparent if you check for weak midday signals. At night, sensitivity differences are often less of an issue.

Jay

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