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Ultralight SW logging

keith beesley
 

Decided to give SW another try after several years, and was rewarded with: 

15/5/2022, 0210-0220 UT, 9975 kHz
KVOH with "Saturday Night Jazz" program, violinist Stephane Grappelli playing "Jealousy."

heard on Digitech AR-1733 w. whip. 

Music on SW in N.America, who'd have thunk it?


Keith Beesley
Seattle WA USA




WBOB Maintenance Test AGAIN TONIGHT--BUT WITH MORSE CODE & SWEEPS

Les Rayburn
 

For everyone who didn’t manage to log WBOB 600 last night, never fear. The station will be repeating the test again tonight starting at Midnight Eastern Time (0400) but this time will be running Morse Code IDs, sweep tones, off-hook SFX, etc. which are much better able to cut through the noise and static. 

Don’t miss your chance…stay up late and have some fun! 


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…” 

On May 14, 2022, at 1:19 PM, Robert Vance <rjvance@...> wrote:

No WBOB here.  Had my local KROD partially phased (I'm in one of its lobes) and just had it and XEHW in Sinaloa.  I also had a little bit of QRN and noticed some weather farther east in Texas.  I'll probably try again tonight.

73's Robert Vance
El Paso, TX


Re: Kaimeda SRW 710-S

Martin Courcel
 

My Kaimeda arrived in the post couple days ago.

They seem to be the same but they aren't totally identical.

On my Retekess the volume control is inactive when the recording function is in use. On the Kaimeda you can still change the volume when recording.

There may be other differences...

73, Martin.

Le 13/05/2022 à 07:37, william yim a écrit :

Generally speaking, Both of them are identically the same. I think they are all from the same OEM. However, you may find some Chinese variants with Bluetooth as well at the same price. You can check it out.

😁

Martin Courcel <courcel@...> 於 2022年5月2日 週一 01:33 寫道:

Hi,

Anyone know if the Kaimeda SRW 710-S is totally similar to the Retekess V115 (a.k.a. TIVDIO V115)?

It seems to be sightly cheaper.

73, Martin.


WBOB 600 kHz--WILL TEST AGAIN TOMORROW NIGHT (SUNDAY MORNING)

Les Rayburn
 

WBOB Test was arm chair copy tonight into Birmingham, AL. Station playing lots of great music at full bandwidth. Reminded me of WLS and other Top 40 greats back in the day. 

Heard an on-air announcement that they will test again tomorrow night, starting at Midnight Eastern (0400Z) but duration not mentioned. 50kw and daytime pattern. If you missed tonight, you have another chance on Sunday morning. 


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…” 


Tonight's 600 - WBOB DX Test - Livestream from DX Central

DX Central - Loyd Van Horn (W4LVH)
 

All,
 
I will be running an unmanned livestream of the 600 WBOB DX Test this evening on our YouTube channel.  Will try to start the stream around 11:45 EDT / 10:45 CDT / 0345 UTC.
 
I won't be doing any announcing or anything, just running the Perseus through a single antenna on Perseus software.  Wanted to make sure we had an archive of the test for others to compare to.
 
Good luck to you all in trying to pick them up!

Loyd 
Mandeville, LA
youtube.com/c/dxcentral
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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: Kaimeda SRW 710-S

william yim
 

Generally speaking, Both of them are identically the same. I think they are all from the same OEM. However, you may find some Chinese variants with Bluetooth as well at the same price. You can check it out.

😁

Martin Courcel <courcel@...> 於 2022年5月2日 週一 01:33 寫道:

Hi,

Anyone know if the Kaimeda SRW 710-S is totally similar to the Retekess V115 (a.k.a. TIVDIO V115)?

It seems to be sightly cheaper.

73, Martin.


WBOB 600 kHz Jacksonville, FL -- MAINTENANCE TEST--SHORT NOTICE

Les Rayburn
 


WBOB 600 kHz MAINTENANCE TEST— Saturday Midnight to 3 AM Eastern Time (0400-0700 UTC) 

Late word arrives via Paul Walker, a broadcaster and member of the Courtesy Program Committee, that WBOB 600 kHz in Jacksonville, FL will be doing some maintenance testing in about 24 hours, starting at Midnight, Saturday morning May 14 until 0300 Eastern Time. 

No word on what programming will consist of, nor do we have any QSL information. However, this is a great chance to log this station. 
There is also a possibility of another maintenance test from the station starting at Midnight on Sunday morning and running until 0300 Monday morning. But no decision has been made yet. 

More details as we receive them. Please circulate this news widely on social media, email lists, etc. 


WBOB AM Coverage Map


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…” 


Re: Kaimeda SRW 710-S

surveyor6180@...
 

I have the Kaimeda and Retekess. Both the same as noted above.


Re: General coverage passive antenna, RF Systems GMDSS

Hans Stam
 

In response to your message on 6-5-2022 01:20:34

https://www.jbe.nl/downloads/3593/RF%20Systems%20catalogus.pdf

https://www.jbe.nl/

Ask jbe, maybe they have something for you..

Regards

Hans
the Netherlands




From:  "Jerry H. Neves via groups.io" <jhneves7@...>
To:  main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Subject:  [UltralightDX] General coverage passive antenna, RF Systems GMDSS
Date:  6-5-2022 01:20:34

Hello. Am looking for an R.F. Systems vertical passive antenna, made in Holland years ago. It is about 6 feet tall,
goes by name GMDSS  type antenna. I got mine from Universal Radio years ago and it was so sensitive on general coverage, etc. Unfortunately my antenna crashed down in a storm, and now it’s intermittent on receive. By just bending it will cause to receive on and off. It’s white in color and bottom has a metal sleeve with the SO 239 connection for coaxial cable. It cost me a bit of money…. Any one of the members might have one for sale? I live in Santa Cruz, ca. Hopefully I placed this request in the proper place. The antenna is totally sealed, etc.
Any help appreciated.
Jerry Neves, KA6POZ


General coverage passive antenna, RF Systems GMDSS

Jerry H. Neves
 

Hello. Am looking for an R.F. Systems vertical passive antenna, made in Holland years ago. It is about 6 feet tall,
goes by name GMDSS  type antenna. I got mine from Universal Radio years ago and it was so sensitive on general coverage, etc. Unfortunately my antenna crashed down in a storm, and now it’s intermittent on receive. By just bending it will cause to receive on and off. It’s white in color and bottom has a metal sleeve with the SO 239 connection for coaxial cable. It cost me a bit of money…. Any one of the members might have one for sale? I live in Santa Cruz, ca. Hopefully I placed this request in the proper place. The antenna is totally sealed, etc.
Any help appreciated.
Jerry Neves, KA6POZ


Re: Asian DX Review - Volume 40 - No. 567 - January 2022 [40 Years of ADXR]

Zacharias Liangas
 

Wishing your publication the best ! and  continue for at least another 20 years!
I always prefer to keep it handy


Asian DX Review - Volume 40 - No. 571 - May 2022 [40 Years of ADXR]

Sandipan Basu Mallick
 

The World Amateur Radio Day by Pradip Chandra Kundu ~ VU3IOP ................. 1 -  2
My Tribute: “She is My Girl” by Dr. Adrian M. Peterson ........................................ 3 -  4
DX Loggings by Babul Gupta ~ VU3ZBG..........................................................5 -  6
World Telecommunication & Information Society Day, 17 May 2022 ................... 7
Grigoriopol Explosions by Sudipta Ghose ~ VU2UT ............................................ 8 - 9
QSL REVIEW by Pradip Chandra Kundu ~ VU3IOP .......................................... 10 -12
CURRENT WAVES by Alokesh Gupta ~ VU3BSE ..............................................13 -22
A Selection of Music Programmes on Shortwave by Alan Roe (Third Part) ........23- 28

73
Sandipan Basu Mallick
Radio Enthusiast, DXer

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


Loggings of Note - 27/04/2022

Paul Blundell
 

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**MWDxerDB - Report**
**V22.05**
Report Date: 04/28/2022
Report Time: 22:03:14
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Date / Time: Loggings of Note - 27/04/2022 - 23:00
QTH / Radio: Home, Launceston TAS - Digitech AR-1733           
Notes:
648KHz - 2NU
675KHz - 2CO
873KHz - 2GB (5)
1035kHz - NewstalkZB (New Zealand) (4) - Discussion on gangs in central CDB areas and police response.
1107KHz - 2EA (4)
1170KHz - 2CH
1251KHz - 2DU
1494KHz - 2AY


--
Paul


Re: Kaimeda SRW 710-S

Ω <tiuseromega@...>
 

I believe it's the same OEM just rebranded.


On Sun, May 1, 2022, 10:33 AM Martin Courcel <courcel@...> wrote:

Hi,

Anyone know if the Kaimeda SRW 710-S is totally similar to the Retekess V115 (a.k.a. TIVDIO V115)?

It seems to be sightly cheaper.

73, Martin.


Loggings - 30/04/2022

Paul Blundell
 

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**MWDxerDB - Report**
**V22.05**
Report Date: 04/30/2022
Report Time: 20:49:48
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Date / Time: Loggings - 30/04/2022 - 16:45
QTH / Radio: Home, Launceston TAS - Digitech AR-1733 (3"FSL)   
Notes: 
540KHz - 7SD
585KHz - 7RN
621KHz - 3RN
693KHz - 3AW
747KHz - 7PB
774KHz - 3LO
936KHz - 7ZR
1008KHz - HPON (Launceston)
1377KHz - 3MP
1422KHz - HPON (Melbourne)
1503KHz - 3KND
1566KHz - 3NE
1593KHz - HPON (Melbourne)


--
Paul


Kaimeda SRW 710-S

Martin Courcel
 

Hi,

Anyone know if the Kaimeda SRW 710-S is totally similar to the Retekess V115 (a.k.a. TIVDIO V115)?

It seems to be sightly cheaper.

73, Martin.


R Symban in both MW and SW!

Zacharias Liangas
 

2368.43 R Symban 1740 via Hunter kSDR in NSW Australia with -80 dbm signal or S7 an 25db depth with nice old Greek songs of the 70s also heard them in // 1692.00!!at -72/S10 (!!)  Too much static in shortwaves
Tested also on 1201  on  39th with again better signal in MW than SW

1665 with old Greek songs time is 10  ‘two double M”   o melodikos stathmos – the melodic station noticed at 1002 with -90dbm on 30/4 and continuous with old songs – I will live as free bird- Cypriot voice from the speaker  .Song ID and again song from the same singer  the story teller (ie vapor talker ) In MWList the station name is 2MM More info on my page https://zliangaslogs.wordpress.com/2022/04/30/logs-on-29-4/



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Re: Spectacular X-class Solar Flare & WCGA 1100 Test

Les Rayburn
 

Bruce,

Aurora conditions typically take time to develop, and I think the flare is occurring too close to the start of the test to have much hope of significant Au conditions to develop. But any degradation of the WTAM signal would be welcome. It might also help those in Europe. 

I’m expecting poor to below-average conditions but would love to be surprised. Conditions the past few nights have been pretty good. Last night had really solid signals coming from the SW and West here. 


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…” 

On Apr 30, 2022, at 2:19 PM, Bruce Conti <contiba@...> wrote:

On Sat, Apr 30, 2022 at 5:56 PM Les Rayburn <les@...> wrote:
A powerful X-Class flare occurred on the Sun this morning, causing a radio blackout on shortwave briefly. 20 Meters was nearly unusable for an hour or so. 
It’s unclear how that will impact medium wave conditions later today when the WCGA test begins at Midnight EDT (0400 UTC). But generally, X-Class flares result in higher levels of D-layer ionization, which means that it dissipates more slowly at sunset. Long-distance reception on MW is less likely in these conditions.

"Long-distance reception on MW is less likely in these conditions."  Not entirely true.  This could actually enhance long distance reception to the south.  Often a geomagnetic disturbance will subdue northern signals which in this case could reduce co-channel interference from 50 kW WTAM for DX'ers in the eastern U.S.

--
Bruce Conti
B.A.Conti Photography www.baconti.com
¡BAMLog! www.bamlog.com


Re: Spectacular X-class Solar Flare & WCGA 1100 Test

Bruce Conti
 

On Sat, Apr 30, 2022 at 5:56 PM Les Rayburn <les@...> wrote:
A powerful X-Class flare occurred on the Sun this morning, causing a radio blackout on shortwave briefly. 20 Meters was nearly unusable for an hour or so. 
It’s unclear how that will impact medium wave conditions later today when the WCGA test begins at Midnight EDT (0400 UTC). But generally, X-Class flares result in higher levels of D-layer ionization, which means that it dissipates more slowly at sunset. Long-distance reception on MW is less likely in these conditions.

"Long-distance reception on MW is less likely in these conditions."  Not entirely true.  This could actually enhance long distance reception to the south.  Often a geomagnetic disturbance will subdue northern signals which in this case could reduce co-channel interference from 50 kW WTAM for DX'ers in the eastern U.S.

--
Bruce Conti
B.A.Conti Photography www.baconti.com
¡BAMLog! www.bamlog.com


Final Episode of Season 2 of DXC Live! and WCGA-1100 DX Test

DX Central - Loyd Van Horn (W4LVH)
 

DX Central Live! goes live tonight at 2145 CDT (0145 UTC) for our final episode of Season 2!

We will be announcing the results of the entire season of MW Frequency Challenges, including our overall winner.

We will also be ramping up for the WCGA-1100 DX Test, which starts at 2300 CDT/0000 EDT/0400 UTC TONIGHT!

Everyone join us for the final time this season and let's go out with a bang!!

youtube.com/c/dxcentral

73
Loyd
Mandeville, LA
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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

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