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Re: UK Brookmans Park booming into Botswana 25th Jan

Peter 1956
 

Thanks Isaac.
Yes, I prefer this method for logging. I don't really use an actual logbook.

Peter


1386 LTU Radio Baltic Waves International NHK World 9011km 0330 UTC 25th Jan 2022

Peter 1956
 

First time to log this one. Received in Botswana. 
My big MW opening on 25th Jan 2022 keeps on giving.
Sign on from RBWI Lithuania with NHK World Japan (Russian Service).
Binaural (AM) pseudo stereo 5kHz bw.
Airspy HF+ Discovery, SDR Console V3, random wire with binocular balun.
https://youtu.be/7cEB7WgdOAk

Peter


Re: Tecsun AN-200 = Sutekus

Issac Quincey
 

Are these a good starter aerial for somebody who is only just starting out in the hobby? 

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On Saturday, January 29th, 2022 at 5:55 AM, FenDrifter via groups.io <essexmarshman@...> wrote:

Hi all
I just received today from Amazon a Sutekus loop antenna, thinking it appeared the same as the Tecsun AN-200. To my surprise it was both! See the below pics for explanation. In terms of effectiveness I am hugely disappointed. I was under the impression that it would enhance weak stations, but that wasn’t my experience. The first radio I tried it on was my Tecsun PL-330. I tried multiple positions all round the set, tuning the full sweep of the unit (not very great) in each position. The only effect I noticed was, in what I assume was the tuned position, was loud static. Next I tried a Philips AE-3405/01 with exactly the same result. I then tried a very cheap and nasty NT-999 which produced a minor level of enhancement and showing a surprisingly wide tuning range which separated on one occasion three stations within it’s sweep. So, I don’t feel I can send it back, because it does actually work although I’ll probably never use it again. If anyone else has a more positive experience with this I’d be interested to hear it. My own recommendation is to avoid it. 

Drifter



Re: UK Brookmans Park booming into Botswana 25th Jan

Issac Quincey
 

I love those videos, that is a really great method for logging and recording the stations you hear.

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On Saturday, January 29th, 2022 at 5:03 PM, Peter 1956 <pe1etr@...> wrote:
I had a huge MW opening early in the morning my time on 25th Jan 2022.
I've been concentrating on N Am stations, but also found these two, both from the same site.
1215 Absolute Radio 8kHz bandwidth (Binaural AM)
https://youtu.be/R3b-Rl1RDHk
1458 Lyca Radio 4.5kHz ECSS-L bandwidth. (I used ECSS-L due to several USA stations on 1460kHz)
https://youtu.be/GfsWgNgiMCY

I have received both of these on ultralight portables before, but used an SDR for this reception. Airspy HF+ Discovery, SDR Console V3, random wire with binocular balun

Peter


audio clip 1377 CHN CNR 1 Xingyang 11400km 600kW

Peter 1956
 

Here is a bit of music from 1377 Xingyang @2058UTC 28-01-2022
Binaural (AM) pseudo stereo 6kHz bw.
https://app.box.com/s/ztozhzm4nah6kw22xj28w1wrx4sxo2cu
1377 TZA Mwanza Radio Free Africa was off air.
Airspy HF+ Discovery, SDR console V3, randon wire with balun.
Received in Botswana
Peter


UK Brookmans Park booming into Botswana 25th Jan

Peter 1956
 

I had a huge MW opening early in the morning my time on 25th Jan 2022.
I've been concentrating on N Am stations, but also found these two, both from the same site.
1215 Absolute Radio 8kHz bandwidth (Binaural AM)
https://youtu.be/R3b-Rl1RDHk
1458 Lyca Radio 4.5kHz ECSS-L bandwidth. (I used ECSS-L due to several USA stations on 1460kHz)
https://youtu.be/GfsWgNgiMCY

I have received both of these on ultralight portables before, but used an SDR for this reception. Airspy HF+ Discovery, SDR Console V3, random wire with binocular balun

Peter


Re: Tecsun AN-200 = Sutekus

FenDrifter
 

Hi Marc
What do you mean by a standard tuner please?
Drifter
p.s. Glad to see you’re a Penguin man, I’m a Ubuntu man myself, running on my Dell laptop. But I’m writing this on my iPad 🤭


Re: DXing while away? Unattended Recording

Paul Blundell
 

This is an interesting idea and something I must try to do more often.

Paul


Re: Tecsun AN-200 = Sutekus

Marc Coevoet
 

Op 28/01/2022 om 19:55 schreef FenDrifter via groups.io:
Hi all
I just received today from Amazon a Sutekus loop antenna,
I have a "true" tecsun.

- It tunes very fine, so don't turn the wheel too fast.
- connect it to a standard tuner ...


Marc
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Re: DXing while away? Unattended Recording

Johnny
 

Hi Tony,

Great points all...

...nice shout out to Stephen Stills as well!  ;)

It's a cool hobby with room for all!  :)


Johnny


Re: Eton/Grundig Elite Mini - Initial Observations

Johnny
 

Hi Michael,

Too funny!

Those features don't exist!  ;)


J


Re: First time am catch!

Johnny
 

Awesome catch Harold!

780 miles is serious!

Nice one.


J


HLCA 972/KBS Hanminjok Radio TOH ID

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
 

I thought this might be useful to someone out there, somewhere, sometime... this is HLCA 972kHz South Korea from Wednesday January 26th at 1800UTC with time tones and station ID.

Recorded here in McGrath, alaska with my CC Skywave and 5" DeBock FSL antenna. Audio:


Re: First time am catch!

surveyor6180@...
 
Edited

Thanks Bob.  Central Alabama!  The PL380 was barefoot too. I will try my original PL310 [non ETM] tonight to see if it captures Zoomer also.
Harold
ps I will try to get that 650 Nashville station too, thanks


Re: First time am catch!

dwight richardson
 

Congrats!  Zoomer is listenable here in central Alabama  sometimes barefoot. Most nights with a loop antenna. Sometimes buried but if you hear music on 740  at all it’s Zoomer. I read that there are only two clear channel stations in North America that broadcast music. Zoomer and of course 650 WSM in Nashville. 
--
Bob Richardson


Tecsun AN-200 = Sutekus

FenDrifter
 

Hi all
I just received today from Amazon a Sutekus loop antenna, thinking it appeared the same as the Tecsun AN-200. To my surprise it was both! See the below pics for explanation. In terms of effectiveness I am hugely disappointed. I was under the impression that it would enhance weak stations, but that wasn’t my experience. The first radio I tried it on was my Tecsun PL-330. I tried multiple positions all round the set, tuning the full sweep of the unit (not very great) in each position. The only effect I noticed was, in what I assume was the tuned position, was loud static. Next I tried a Philips AE-3405/01 with exactly the same result. I then tried a very cheap and nasty NT-999 which produced a minor level of enhancement and showing a surprisingly wide tuning range which separated on one occasion three stations within it’s sweep. So, I don’t feel I can send it back, because it does actually work although I’ll probably never use it again. If anyone else has a more positive experience with this I’d be interested to hear it. My own recommendation is to avoid it. 

Drifter


Re: Eton/Grundig Elite Mini - Initial Observations

Michael Schuster
 

The printed instruction manual for my Mini explicitly addresses the dual functions of the front panel buttons for step rate switching. It must be a collector's item ....

As many have noted the online version is written for a previous hardware run and lacks this. Just for fun I emailed Eton about it and was told essentially that there are no such functions and that the online manual is up to date.


Re: 1449 Saudi Arabia and 1152 Romania received indoors XHDATA D-808

DX Pedro
 

congrats on the reception :)


Re: Welcome to All New Members

DX Pedro
 

Nice device there.
Welcome, mate.


Re: DXing while away? Unattended Recording

Tony Germanotta
 

No disrespect intended. I sometimes go back to that little Sony that started all of this and marvel at what such a tiny radio with a ferrite shorter than a finger joint can hear. And sometimes, it is able to null better than a big boy. To me, that is ultralight radio. 

I remember visiting with an ultra low frequency club that was dxing on the outer banks. They used a home built active antenna with a couple foot long whip propped up in a small back yard surrounded by noisy cottages. With a Tentec SDR and a laptop. they were able to log Soviet submarine transmissions. 

It was amazing. 

On Jan 28, 2022, at 12:24 PM, Robert Conboy <robconboy@...> wrote:



“Real radios glow in the dark.”

 

I used to be a purist about such things but found that the pursuit of purity is futile.

 

Perseus, for example, recording the band, and sifting through recorded captures with Jaguar.

 

That is about as far opposite from dx’ing with a tiny portable as one can get. 

 

Yet still equally valid. If it weren’t, then pushing the front section of an ultralight out of the radio by coupling it into a high performance tuned antenna like an FSL would also be “cheating”.

 

 

 

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