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ULTRALIGHT AM BCB DX....... 2 DX Tests Heard........

robert ross
 

Hi Guys

   Both DX Tests from Apr/10th heard here with good signals. 990 WWKY Winchester is a NEW STN while 1150 WMST is a RELOG for Overall Log but NEW for ULR Log.

Thanks to everyone involved in arranging this Dual DX Test from Kentucky!
    


RECEIVER is……….SONY SRF-T615 ULR

ANTENNA is………internal Ferrite Antenna Barefoot

TOTAL AM BCB STNS HEARD is………     2,254 Stns

TOTAL ULR AM BCB STNS HEARD is……..  1122 Stns

73………ROB VA3SW

Robert Ross
London, Ontario CANADA



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990   WWKY   Winchester, KY     APR/10/2022   0000-0015 EDT           GOOD             EE
DX TEST commenced at 0000 EDT. Female with Announcement of special test “Upcoming in 3-2-1”. CODE IDs VVV
VVV VVV de WWKY WWKY WWKY Multiple times @ 0000-0003 EDT. Step Tones @ 0003-0004. More code IDs as
VVV VVV VVV de WWKY. Solid tones @ 0006-0009. Sweep Tones @ 0009 .  Phone off hook signal @ 0411-12 .
Sweep Tones @ 0412-15. Code IDs again as VVV VVV VVV de WWKY @ 0412-00015. Mixing at times with CBW 
Winnipeg, Manitoba. Step Tones @ 0415. 



NEW STN                       350/20 Watts
ROSS, ON.
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1150   WMST   Mount Sterling, KY    APR/10/2022    0000-0010 EDT             GOOD              EE
DX TEST Started @ 0000 EDT. CODE IDs as VVV VVV VVV de WMST WMST WMST repeated multiple times @ 0000-02.
Step Tones @ 0002. Sweep Tones @ 0004-06 . Phone Off Hook Tone 0006-0007. More Code IDs as VVV VVV VVV de
WMST WMST WMST @ 0007-0009. Sweep Tones @ 0009-10 .  



RELOG ….But NEW STN for ULR LOG                 2.5 kW/53 Watts
ROSS, ON.
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ONLY HOURS UNTIL THE DUAL DX TEST 2022-- WMST 1150 & WWKY 990 THIS SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 10 MIDNIGHT-2AM EST 0400-0600 UTC

Les Rayburn
 


UPDATE— SEE NOTE ON OUTPUT POWER LEVELS 

The Courtesy Program Committee (CPC) of the International Radio Club of American (IRCA) and the National Radio Club (NRC) are pleased to announce the 2022 “Dual Test” from the Bluegrass State! Stay up late with us on Saturday night/Sunday morning as WWKY 990 in Winchester, KY and WMST 1150 in Mount Sterling, KY will both be conducting maintenance tests for two full hours. 

The test starts at midnight, Sunday morning April 10th (0400 UTC) and lasts until 2 AM EST (0600 UTC). Both stations will run at their daytime power and pattern. That’s 2,500 watts for WMST and 1,000 watts for WWKY. Snagging this dynamic duo will be a challenge. To help make it easier, the station is broadcasting some of the best DX test material available. 

The test will consist mostly of sweep tones, Morse code at 20WPM & 12 WPM (1 kHz), 1kHz long tones, and proven sound effects to cut through the noise. We’ve also uncovered some vintage jingles from both stations that they’ll mix in for even more fun. 

CREDITS

This springtime DX test is a direct result of the outreach efforts of Harry Dence and the generosity of Hays McMakin of Gateway Radio Works, Inc. who own both stations. Scheduling this test around high school basketball and March madness means that it has literally been months in the making. Kudos to our all-volunteer CPC team  as well! 

Thank you Hays McMakin! 

QSL INFORMATION

The usual rules for a CPC-scheduled test apply: 

  • Email reception reports to les@...
  • Reception reports must be received within 30 days (May 10, 2022) 
  • QSLs for all DX Tests from the 2021-2022 will be answered when the season is over. Be patient. (Yes, this includes KJJR and KQKD)
  • Reception reports must include a recording of no more than two minutes in length. .MP3, .WAV or .MP4 video accepted. 

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE! 

If you think a late-season dual test is unusual, wait till you hear what is coming next. We have arranged yet another test
for this Spring. We can’t reveal it yet, but it’s a rarely-heard daytime-only station on the East Coast. And this same station will provide 
even more goodies next Winter! 

SEE YOU IN JUST A FEW HOURS! LATE NIGHT SATURDAY/EARLY SUNDAY FOR THE DUAL DX TEST! 


73,

Les Rayburn, N1LF
121 Mayfair Park
Maylene, AL 35114
EM63nf

NRC & IRCA Courtesy Program Committee Chairman
Member WTFDA, MWC

Perseus SDR, Elad FDM-S2 SDR, AirSpy + Discovery, SDRPlay RSP-2 Pro, Sony XDR-F1HD [XDR Guy Modified], Dennon TU-1500RD, Sangean HDT-1X, Ray Dees RDS Decoders, Korner 9.2 Antenna, FM-6 Antenna, Kitz Technologies KT-501 Pre-amps, Quantum Phaser, Wellbrook ALA1530 Loop, Wellbrook Flag, Clifton Labs Active Whip. 

“Nothing but blues and Elvis, and somebody else’s favorite song…” 


This week's DX Central LIVE! moves to TONIGHT for the dual DX Tests

DX Central - Loyd Van Horn (W4LVH)
 

With the dual DX tests happening tonight, we will be moving our DX Central Live! stream this week to tonight, starting at 10:30 CDT (0330 UTC Sunday).  The MWFC will still continue through tomorrow night, though.  See you all tonight:  youtube.com/c/dxcentral

So, no livestream Sunday night/Monday morning.....just the stream tonight.

Reminder that the MWFC for this week (1560) Google Form can be found here:  https://forms.gle/5TGVgUehoVWry5Xr6
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73 and best of DX,

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


DUAL DX TEST 2022-- WMST 1150 & WWKY 990 THIS SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 10 MIDNIGHT-2AM EST 0400-0600 UTC

Les Rayburn
 



The Courtesy Program Committee (CPC) of the International Radio Club of American (IRCA) and the National Radio Club (NRC) are pleased to announce the 2022 “Dual Test” from the Bluegrass State! Stay up late with us on Saturday night/Sunday morning as WWKY 990 in Winchester, KY and WMST 1150 in Mount Sterling, KY will both be conducting maintenance tests for two full hours. 

The test starts at midnight, Sunday morning April 10th (0400 UTC) and lasts until 2 AM EST (0600 UTC). Both stations will run at their daytime power and pattern. That’s 2,500 watts for WMST and 350 watts for WWKY. Snagging this dynamic duo will be a challenge. To help make it easier, the station is broadcasting some of the best DX test material available. 

The test will consist mostly of sweep tones, Morse code at 20WPM & 12 WPM (1 kHz), 1kHz long tones, and proven sound effects to cut through the noise. We’ve also uncovered some vintage jingles from both stations that they’ll mix in for even more fun. 

CREDITS

This springtime DX test is a direct result of the outreach efforts of Harry Dence and the generosity of Hays McMakin of Gateway Radio Works, Inc. who own both stations. Scheduling this test around high school basketball and March madness means that it has literally been months in the making. Kudos to our all-volunteer CPC team  as well! 

Thank you Hays McMakin! 

QSL INFORMATION

The usual rules for a CPC-scheduled test apply: 

  • Email reception reports to les@...
  • Reception reports must be received within 30 days (May 10, 2022) 
  • QSLs for all DX Tests from the 2021-2022 will be answered when the season is over. Be patient. (Yes, this includes KJJR and KQKD)
  • Reception reports must include a recording of no more than two minutes in length. .MP3, .WAV or .MP4 video accepted. 

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE! 

If you think a late-season dual test is unusual, wait till you hear what is coming next. We have arranged yet another test
for this Spring. We can’t reveal it yet, but it’s a rarely-heard daytime-only station on the East Coast. And this same station will provide 
even more goodies next Winter! 

SEE YOU LATE NIGHT SATURDAY/EARLY SUNDAY FOR THE DUAL DX TEST! 


73,

Les Rayburn, N1LF
121 Mayfair Park
Maylene, AL 35114
EM63nf

NRC & IRCA Courtesy Program Committee Chairman
Member WTFDA, MWC

Perseus SDR, Elad FDM-S2 SDR, AirSpy + Discovery, SDRPlay RSP-2 Pro, Sony XDR-F1HD [XDR Guy Modified], Dennon TU-1500RD, Sangean HDT-1X, Ray Dees RDS Decoders, Korner 9.2 Antenna, FM-6 Antenna, Kitz Technologies KT-501 Pre-amps, Quantum Phaser, Wellbrook ALA1530 Loop, Wellbrook Flag, Clifton Labs Active Whip. 

“Nothing but blues and Elvis, and somebody else’s favorite song…” 


Asian DX Review - Volume 40 - No. 570 - April 2022

Sandipan Basu Mallick
 

Asian DX Review - Volume 40 - No. 570 - April 2022 Enclosed

High Resolution Copy also available for download from

https://idxci.in/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/ADXR-Volume-40-No-570-April-2022-min.pdf

Write to us at idxc.international@... with your feedback/comments.

73
Sandipan Basu Mallick
Radio Enthusiast, DXer

Indian DX Club International
GPO Box 674, Kolkata 700001, India
www. idxci.in


Re: This week's MW Frequency Challenge Frequency: 1450 kHz

Ω <tiuseromega@...>
 

I tried, I really tried to partake in this weeks activity, but my ears are not what they used to be.  I had no less than four overlapping stations, which means I could understand none of them.


This week's MW Frequency Challenge Frequency: 1450 kHz

DX Central - Loyd Van Horn (W4LVH)
 

I announced Sunday night on social media, but since I am still working on the results from week 18, I wanted to go ahead and send out the reminder that this week (19)'s frequency is:  1450 kHz!

Google Form for entries is:  https://forms.gle/KYTUgv4qJPn4rEGR9

Submissions can be for receptions from 0200 UTC Monday, March 27 to 0200 UTC Monday, April 4.

Good luck!
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73 and best of DX!
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73 and best of DX,

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


Re: My furthest ultralight DX

Peter 1956
 

Jock,
Thanks, I think!
How many Assyrian Cubits is that?

Peter
 
 


Re: My furthest ultralight DX

Jock Elliott
 

Peter,

Barefoot, eh? Why, that's only 7692.575 miles . . . barefoot. Holy smokes (and I'm happy when I can get Cincinnati, Ohio, from New York State). It couldn't possibly be patience, skill, persistence, and knowledge of propagation . . .  must be the fresh batteries.

Seriously, OM, well done!

Cheers, Jock


Re: My furthest ultralight DX

Peter 1956
 

Hello Isaac,
My best ultralight distance is 12380km, ZNS-1 Bahamas. Eton Elite Traveler barefoot.
https://youtu.be/CRArkkAjhnk

Peter
Botswana


Re: My furthest ultralight DX

Issac Quincey
 

Well done and a great method to share it.

What are some other distances people have logged? Do we keep any records of this?

Sent with ProtonMail secure email.

------- Original Message -------
On Thursday, March 24th, 2022 at 5:02 AM, keith beesley via groups.io <keith1226@...> wrote:

Very nice, Mark. Congratulations!

Keith Beesley
Seattle USA

On Wednesday, March 23, 2022, 10:54:13 AM PDT, Mark via groups.io <metagenetics@...> wrote:



A short video clip of my best UL catch to date. All India radio on 9620, from my location in Edinburgh, Scotland. A little over 5100 miles.

Radiwow R-108 and a 3m wire.

Very pleased with this and in daylight hours here.


1500 Perur

Peter 1956
 

https://youtu.be/e6Kag68lK5U
SDR.
Peter
Botswana


Re: What a week!

Mark <metagenetics@...>
 

Hi Johnny, 

That's great! I'm enjoying shortwave more and more at the moment - it's my preferred choice over anything else when I sit down at the desk.

Good luck!

Cheers, 
Mark. 


Re: What a week!

Johnny
 

Congratulations Mark!

You have actually inspired me to start (again) listening to some SW broadcasts/DX'ing.

Very cool!


Johnny


What a week!

Mark <metagenetics@...>
 

Hello radio friends, 

This week has been a great one, for my SW DXing endeavours. Everything happened all at once. 

I've beaten some personal records, picking up 9885kHz, World Christian Broadcast KNLS from Madagascar, 11885kHz voice of Vietnam and also Vatican radio on 7230kHz - which previously I've really struggled to lock on to. 

To round off the success of the last few days, I also managed to catch my first transatlantic DX, WWCR Nashville 13845kHz, from Edinburgh Scotland - of which I've attached a small clip. 

Cheers, Mark. 


Re: Peru with xhdata 808

John Vinther Nielsen
 

Supreme👍👍👍

Sendt fra min iPhone

Den 24. mar. 2022 kl. 07.29 skrev Gary DeBock via groups.io <D1028Gary@...>:

Thanks Ola,

At my location Peru on MW is impossible, so we are even!

For those who have interest in constructing this model (shown in the photo, along with its wacky designer) a full construction article is posted at  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/5d0pi85jfptgmrj4pd0jsmaybgb6gteh
I also enjoy chasing long range DX with this model-- an S9 recording of 1017-A3Z in Tonga being received with this radio at the Rockwork ocean cliff in Oregon is posted at https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/tp3i89vky6p7hbylgkk1bp4pa5nvnuku

Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)


Re: Peru with xhdata 808

Gary DeBock
 

Thanks Ola,

At my location Peru on MW is impossible, so we are even!

For those who have interest in constructing this model (shown in the photo, along with its wacky designer) a full construction article is posted at  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/5d0pi85jfptgmrj4pd0jsmaybgb6gteh
I also enjoy chasing long range DX with this model-- an S9 recording of 1017-A3Z in Tonga being received with this radio at the Rockwork ocean cliff in Oregon is posted at https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/tp3i89vky6p7hbylgkk1bp4pa5nvnuku

Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)


Re: Peru with xhdata 808

Ola Fredriksson
 

Thanks Gary, even these stations has 25 and 18 kw power it is a good catch for me. Tonga is a great dx. At my location Tonga is impossible. 


73 Ola 


Re: Peru with xhdata 808

Gary DeBock
 

Congratulations Ola,

Those are fantastic long range receptions with the 19cm loopstick D-808!

I myself love to chase long range DX with that receiver. At the Rockwork ocean cliff in Oregon I made this recording of 1017-A3Z in Tonga using the exact same model  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/xc2vsdzrlc84id81vcbsmgpqknkc5b1j

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


 


Peru with xhdata 808

Ola Fredriksson
 

Hi all, manage to hear both Radio La Mega 1470 and R Santa Rosa 1500 with a xhdata 808 with Gary’s modification. 23 march, 4.29 utc. SIO 444. Distance: 11 100 kilometer

73 from Ola in Sweden 

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