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Re: Ultralight Radio DXing Case - April 2022

Paul Blundell
 

Not yet but will be in a few weeks time.


On Sun, 24 Apr 2022, 11:57 pm Dirk, <dottensm@...> wrote:
Nice!
[Joke on]Did you already try to get through the  security check of an airport with this case?[Joke off]


Re: Ultralight Radio DXing Case - April 2022

Dirk
 

Nice!
[Joke on]Did you already try to get through the  security check of an airport with this case?[Joke off]


Re: MWDXerDB - Update

Paul Blundell
 

As of Version 22.05, MWDXerDB will change how it is designed to be used. Instead of having a list of frequencies which are updated each time I log each station, I will instead be adding a new record for each DXing session and this will instead contain a list of all the stations I have logged during that DXing session. This will mean that I will be able to track when I hear each station over a period of time and connect this back to each session.
 


Ultralight Radio DXing Case - April 2022

Paul Blundell
 

As my radio collection has increased, I have needed to find a suitable way to carry my radios while still providing them with a good level of protection. As I am also taking my "daily carry" kit with me more, I was struggling to keep all of this together and to easily have a way to split it when needed.
 
I ended up placing my 3" FSL at one end and using a piece of pine to divide this off. I have also added some foam to the bottom of this section to keep it in place.
 
On the left hand side, I have added some dividers to keep my radios in place, this is thick cardboard which has had foam added and then has been wrapped in duct tape, this is about the best trade off I could make for weight / protection. I also have my earphones, spare batteries, log sheets and notebook on this side. I have also added a space for my "daily carry" radio case which is a small plastic clip seal container which stores my Digitech AR-1733 plus headphones and spare batteries. This setup provides the best of both worlds, I can grab and go my whole ultralight radio DXing case 
 
Overall, I am very pleased with how well this case has come out, I am able to carry and store multiple radios, log sheets, pens, notes, spare batteries and ear phones, everything I need for portable sessions. It is also small enough to fit in my backpack. For $30 it provides a great level of protection. The best feature is that I can now easily split my kit, taking either the whole kit or just my "daily carry" kit if that is all I want to carry.
 
While this case was designed for ultralight DXing the same ideas could be used for amateur radio, radio scanning or any other radio storage need.
 
 
Photos: https://tangersultralightdxing.blogspot.com/2022/04/ultralight-radio-dxing-case-april-2022.html


Re: Uninteresting topic on ham radio day

Phillips
 

I got started in Tx when I was in the country and daytime radio was horrendous.  My first transmitter used a 6CQ8 tetrode section to  put out a few tens of mW on the AM band and a 7disk changer into the triode section provided the modulation.  Because there was no filter to the antenna, harmonics were detectable up towards 20MHz.

It was highly illegal and more so because it was on a military airfield but it attracted quite an audience.  I even had people bring me their own disks to broadcast.

It kept me fit because I had to sprint back to the setup every time the needle got stuck - 200 yards on the flat plus two flights of stairs.

From: main@UltralightDX.groups.io <main@UltralightDX.groups.io> on behalf of Zacharias Liangas via groups.io <zliangas@...>
Sent: Monday, 18 April 2022 7:18 PM
Subject: [UltralightDX] Uninteresting topic on ham radio day
 

This is a open post for discussion, comments appreciated

Ham radio day is today and the newscaster in a nationwide radio station remembered those older days on 80s when many people ….used their mini transmitter to broadcast music in medium waves!
The most known example was the station from Polytechnics in Athens that helped for the resistance against the Junta
Just to remind you that today there are more than 500 unofficial radio operators in MW
I have listened to their program and immediately sent them a message to clarify  that this is not a ham radio station but only unofficial radio transmissions in medium waves enjoying to play music and . This clearly separates between these legal ham operators  who transmit in specified bands in shortwaves and higher bands as like ol'e times using the BC or walkie talkie

The journalist by the way apologized for this mistake, something that she didn’t know

My question:
What happens in your area? Do the journalists know what is the purpose of a radio ham?  








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Re: Uninteresting topic on ham radio day

Paul Blundell
 

I suspect most dont and don't really care...


Uninteresting topic on ham radio day

Zacharias Liangas
 

This is a open post for discussion, comments appreciated

Ham radio day is today and the newscaster in a nationwide radio station remembered those older days on 80s when many people ….used their mini transmitter to broadcast music in medium waves!
The most known example was the station from Polytechnics in Athens that helped for the resistance against the Junta
Just to remind you that today there are more than 500 unofficial radio operators in MW
I have listened to their program and immediately sent them a message to clarify  that this is not a ham radio station but only unofficial radio transmissions in medium waves enjoying to play music and . This clearly separates between these legal ham operators  who transmit in specified bands in shortwaves and higher bands as like ol'e times using the BC or walkie talkie

The journalist by the way apologized for this mistake, something that she didn’t know

My question:
What happens in your area? Do the journalists know what is the purpose of a radio ham?  








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MW Frequency Challenge - Week 21: 940 kHz

DX Central - Loyd Van Horn (W4LVH)
 

MW Frequency Challenge for Week 21
We move to 940 kHz!  
Google Form can be found below.
Good luck and best of DX!
https://forms.gle/WGTDhXvE1SpiHzXb6
 
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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


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 <pe1etr@...>
 

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 <pe1etr@...>
 

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?

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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.

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