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Alaska AM DX 8/26

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
 

Had NHK2 repeaters on 774, 909, 1386, 1593 and 1602. Have audio recordings of 784, 1386 and 1602.

Had the usual big guns and a fair amount of the small 20-50kw Japan signals.

Also had 1300 KAPL in Oregon.

Paul  
--
Regards,
Paul Walker
"The Alaska Radio Nerd"
PO Box 61
McGrath, Alaska 99627 USA
Mobile +1 (907) 574-0258
Program Director: KSKO 89.5 FM McGrath, Alaska, USA
Afternoon Host: Hits 106 KLMI-FM Laramie, Wyoming, USA
Overnight Host: Local Radio Networks National Classic Country Format


Indoor reception barefoot Tecsun PL-398MP 26th Aug 2022

Peter 1956 <pe1etr@...>
 

1500 WFED booming in
https://youtu.be/FKdVcJYE_u0
MWDX compilation wins wbbr wrca cfmb
https://youtu.be/nToqg5ZvJZ4

Peter
Blackpool  UK 


Alaska AM DX

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
 


It's been underwhelming this week. I had tons of Japanese,and pretty good too during a quick check Weds. Aug 24th, but that's not really what I'm after.. I want the aussies, kiwis and Europeans... most of that comes a bit later in the season.

The "domestic" DX before sunrise hasn't been that thrilling either.

KMZT and KLTX in LA, KMKY 1310 near San Fran.. KSTN 1420... a few of the big AM's in western Canada.  KSTN and KMZT are nice and not regulars, but the rest are kinda ho-hum and something I hear often.

I think im the only Dx'er who thumbs his nose at 2000 mile domestic DX lol. not to be snobby, but it is so so common that even KIHH 1400 eureka, CA while nice.. i don't spend much time with.


--
Regards,
Paul Walker
"The Alaska Radio Nerd"
PO Box 61
McGrath, Alaska 99627 USA
Mobile +1 (907) 574-0258
Program Director: KSKO 89.5 FM McGrath, Alaska, USA
Afternoon Host: Hits 106 KLMI-FM Laramie, Wyoming, USA
Overnight Host: Local Radio Networks National Classic Country Format



--
Regards,
Paul Walker
"The Alaska Radio Nerd"
PO Box 61
McGrath, Alaska 99627 USA
Mobile +1 (907) 574-0258
Program Director: KSKO 89.5 FM McGrath, Alaska, USA
Afternoon Host: Hits 106 KLMI-FM Laramie, Wyoming, USA
Overnight Host: Local Radio Networks National Classic Country Format


Re: Well, Hi there, again...

Larry Smith <larfla2@...>
 

Sounds great. I have a Skywave and it kicks butt on MW. Larry


Well, Hi there, again...

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
 

I'm back for the AM DX season ... 2 finely tuned up FSLs, a new CCrane skywave, lots and lots of batteries, spare Zoom H1 recorders, lots of hand warmers and lots n lots of chutzpah.

Oh and a new email address:) The site isn't live yet, having some technical diffulculties.. but it'll be live soon!


--
Regards,
Paul Walker
"The Alaska Radio Nerd"
PO Box 61
McGrath, Alaska 99627 USA
Mobile +1 (907) 574-0258
Program Director: KSKO 89.5 FM McGrath, Alaska, USA
Afternoon Host: Hits 106 KLMI-FM Laramie, Wyoming, USA
Overnight Host: Local Radio Networks National Classic Country Format


Re: Well, Hi there, again....

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
 

I don't see my message on the list am i on moderator approval or something?

On Mon, Aug 22, 2022 at 4:59 AM Paul B. Walker, Jr. <paul@...> wrote:
I'm back for the AM DX season ... 2 finely tuned up FSLs, a new CCrane skywave, lots and lots of batteries, spare Zoom H1 recorders, lots of hand warmers and lots n lots of chutzpah.

Oj and a new email address:) The site isnt live yet, having some technical diffulculties.. but itll be live soon!

--
Regards,
Paul Walker
"The Alaska Radio Nerd"
PO Box 61
McGrath, Alaska 99627 USA
Mobile +1 (907) 574-0258
Program Director: KSKO 89.5 FM McGrath, Alaska, USA
Afternoon Host: Hits 106 KLMI-FM Laramie, Wyoming, USA
Overnight Host: Local Radio Networks National Classic Country Format


--
Regards,
Paul Walker
"The Alaska Radio Nerd"
PO Box 61
McGrath, Alaska 99627 USA
Mobile +1 (907) 574-0258
Program Director: KSKO 89.5 FM McGrath, Alaska, USA
Afternoon Host: Hits 106 KLMI-FM Laramie, Wyoming, USA
Overnight Host: Local Radio Networks National Classic Country Format


MW is back, ultralught used indoors

Peter 1956 <pe1etr@...>
 

Hello all

WBBR

WFED & WINS
The radio was used indoors in Blackpool UK.Audio recordings XHDATA D-318BT.Both stations have ID.
youtu.be

The etón elite traveler is a small portable "ultralight" radio.It was used indoors in Blackpool, UK
youtu.be
Peter
Blackpool UK


Re: Good combination with Grundig G5

Larry Smith <larfla2@...>
 

Thanks! Think I'll order one and give it a whirl.


Salam BCR 1566

Ola Fredriksson
 

Hi all !

Yesterday evening I manage to hear Salaam BCR 1566kHz for the first time in south western of Sweden. Wasn’t sure first but ID via online. Equipment: Grundig G5 and small ferrite

73 Ola 


Re: Good combination with Grundig G5

Ola Fredriksson
 

Hi Larry!

The antenna is called RFA200

73 Ola 


Re: Good combination with Grundig G5

Larry Smith <larfla2@...>
 

Nice. Which specific antenna is it? I can't find it on his site, too many listed.


Good combination with Grundig G5

Ola Fredriksson
 

Hi all, 

Yesterday I found out that Grundig G5 works very good with this little ferrite antenna(se attached picture). Compared it to Gary’s 19cm ferrite and xhdata 808 and it was equal receiving on most frequencies. Gary’s ferrite is of course more convenient.

The ferrite in the picture I bought from

http://www.sv2czf.com/

73 from Ola 


Re: [irca] IRCA Reprints update

Mike Sanburn
 

Thanks for the IRCA mention Peter. 
In addition to our website:  www.ircaonline.org 
International Radio Club of America is also on Facebook and we have a great message board for real time DX tips.  73 ms

From: main@UltralightDX.groups.io <main@UltralightDX.groups.io> on behalf of Peter Laws <plaws0@...>
Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2022 10:24 AM
To: ultralightdx@groups.io <ultralightdx@groups.io>
Subject: [UltralightDX] [irca] IRCA Reprints update
 
I assume you are all aware of IRCA, the foremost MW DX club in the
whole entire world (I think that was what I was told), but if you
aren't ... you should be.  Dues are $5 for the first year, the $0
thereafter (we take PayPal for the initial year, but subsequent years
can only be paid in *coin*) so if you aren't already a member, then
you should definitely do so ASAP.  35 electronic issues of DX Monitor
are only a PayPal away.

That's not what Nick's email is about though.  The link below will
take members and non-members alike to IRCA's library of column
reprints spanning nearly 60 years.  Some of it is pure nostalgia (I
spent way too long looking at the list of FCC assignments and classes
c.1978, in G-026!) but a lot of it is quite current and technical.
Plenty of information on the latest Chinese radios and loads about
antennas like the "FSL".

Go check it out and then send your PayPal money and join (assuming you
aren't already a member).

--
Peter Laws
Editor, DX Worldwide/Tropical Band DX column
International Radio Club Of America
https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ircaonline.org%2F&amp;data=05%7C01%7C%7C9996b43ea149420ae35508da813ea178%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637964403247550506%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=ogLvIczew15rtwpzXN9bp278GmtoNYYMnXjV8dRLdhs%3D&amp;reserved=0
N5UWY / EM15if

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Nick Hall-Patch
Date: Tue, Aug 16, 2022 at 11:59 PM
Subject: [irca] IRCA Reprints update


The International Radio Club’s Reprints collection of over 1000
articles about antennas, radio propagation, receivers, accessories,
plus items of general interest to MW DXers, continues to grow.   We’ve
published an update to the index, at
https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ircaonline.org%2Feditor_upload%2FFile%2Freprints%2Firca-reprint-index.pdf&amp;data=05%7C01%7C%7C9996b43ea149420ae35508da813ea178%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637964403247550506%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=Gp6vK1B5oAiVV1osash8Uatd4NoW5X4LH23fizgeXco%3D&amp;reserved=0
  , so that everyone can get access to these latest additions.

The latest update is dated June 2022 and includes items from DX
Monitor up the end of 2021. as well as items of interest from
elsewhere, used with permission.

Added items in this update are marked "(NEW)",  plus there are a few
updated articles as well.

Please pass on this information to others as you see fit, and if you
see any errors or problems, please let me know.

best wishes,

Nick

Nick Hall-Patch
Victoria, BC
Canada






Panasonic PF-R50 and Tecsun AN200 loop

Peter 1956 <pe1etr@...>
 


Re: [irca] IRCA Reprints update

Phil Bytheway
 

Thank you Peter
I should point out that quite a number of Ultralight related articles have been published in "DX Monitor" and are available as reprints.
I am the Ultralight Editor and work with various Ultralight 'nuts" (myself included) to create and publish various information, dxpedition and construction articles.

C'est tout!

Phil Bytheway


On Thu, Aug 18, 2022 at 10:25 AM Peter Laws <plaws0@...> wrote:
I assume you are all aware of IRCA, the foremost MW DX club in the
whole entire world (I think that was what I was told), but if you
aren't ... you should be.  Dues are $5 for the first year, the $0
thereafter (we take PayPal for the initial year, but subsequent years
can only be paid in *coin*) so if you aren't already a member, then
you should definitely do so ASAP.  35 electronic issues of DX Monitor
are only a PayPal away.

That's not what Nick's email is about though.  The link below will
take members and non-members alike to IRCA's library of column
reprints spanning nearly 60 years.  Some of it is pure nostalgia (I
spent way too long looking at the list of FCC assignments and classes
c.1978, in G-026!) but a lot of it is quite current and technical.
Plenty of information on the latest Chinese radios and loads about
antennas like the "FSL".

Go check it out and then send your PayPal money and join (assuming you
aren't already a member).

--
Peter Laws
Editor, DX Worldwide/Tropical Band DX column
International Radio Club Of America
https://www.ircaonline.org/
N5UWY / EM15if

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Nick Hall-Patch
Date: Tue, Aug 16, 2022 at 11:59 PM
Subject: [irca] IRCA Reprints update


The International Radio Club’s Reprints collection of over 1000
articles about antennas, radio propagation, receivers, accessories,
plus items of general interest to MW DXers, continues to grow.   We’ve
published an update to the index, at
https://www.ircaonline.org/editor_upload/File/reprints/irca-reprint-index.pdf
  , so that everyone can get access to these latest additions.

The latest update is dated June 2022 and includes items from DX
Monitor up the end of 2021. as well as items of interest from
elsewhere, used with permission.

Added items in this update are marked "(NEW)",  plus there are a few
updated articles as well.

Please pass on this information to others as you see fit, and if you
see any errors or problems, please let me know.

best wishes,

Nick

Nick Hall-Patch
Victoria, BC
Canada






[irca] IRCA Reprints update

Peter Laws
 

I assume you are all aware of IRCA, the foremost MW DX club in the
whole entire world (I think that was what I was told), but if you
aren't ... you should be. Dues are $5 for the first year, the $0
thereafter (we take PayPal for the initial year, but subsequent years
can only be paid in *coin*) so if you aren't already a member, then
you should definitely do so ASAP. 35 electronic issues of DX Monitor
are only a PayPal away.

That's not what Nick's email is about though. The link below will
take members and non-members alike to IRCA's library of column
reprints spanning nearly 60 years. Some of it is pure nostalgia (I
spent way too long looking at the list of FCC assignments and classes
c.1978, in G-026!) but a lot of it is quite current and technical.
Plenty of information on the latest Chinese radios and loads about
antennas like the "FSL".

Go check it out and then send your PayPal money and join (assuming you
aren't already a member).

--
Peter Laws
Editor, DX Worldwide/Tropical Band DX column
International Radio Club Of America
https://www.ircaonline.org/
N5UWY / EM15if

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Nick Hall-Patch
Date: Tue, Aug 16, 2022 at 11:59 PM
Subject: [irca] IRCA Reprints update


The International Radio Club’s Reprints collection of over 1000
articles about antennas, radio propagation, receivers, accessories,
plus items of general interest to MW DXers, continues to grow. We’ve
published an update to the index, at
https://www.ircaonline.org/editor_upload/File/reprints/irca-reprint-index.pdf
, so that everyone can get access to these latest additions.

The latest update is dated June 2022 and includes items from DX
Monitor up the end of 2021. as well as items of interest from
elsewhere, used with permission.

Added items in this update are marked "(NEW)", plus there are a few
updated articles as well.

Please pass on this information to others as you see fit, and if you
see any errors or problems, please let me know.

best wishes,

Nick

Nick Hall-Patch
Victoria, BC
Canada


Re: August 1-4 Rockwork Cliff Portable + FSL Antenna Highlights & MP3's

Michael.2E0IHW
 

Envy ^10 !

If only I had a huge  semi-parabolic rockwall reflector...

Michael UK


On Saturday, August 13, 2022, 02:15:02 AM PDT, Gary DeBock via groups.io <d1028gary@...> wrote:

From August 1-4 the Rockwork 4 ocean cliff near Manzanita, Oregon was once again the scenic venue for all-out DU-DXing with simple portables (CC Skywave and XHDATA D-808 models) and several 6 inch (15cm) FSL antennas on 4 foot (1.2m) PVC bases. My trip coincided with DXpedition partner Tom Rothlisberger (who used an SDR and broadband loop) only on the August 4th session.

In contrast to last year's record breaking DXpedition the Australian propagation was limited, but the New Zealand stations were as strong as ever, along with 1017-Tonga and (sometimes) 558-Fiji. The Highway 101 turnoff always had a few "interlopers" to make antenna setup interesting, but as far as I know both Tom and I were always able to set up as we desired in the predawn darkness. Highlights were exceptional signals from low-powered Kiwis like 765-Kahungunu and 936-Chinese Voice on August 1st, an excellent session for 558-Radio Fiji One on August 2nd and the chance (along with Tom) to enjoy romping Kiwi low and mid-band propagation-- something fairly unique among west coast reports this season. Although Longwave action was very limited the Kiwi MW signals were memorable indeed, and well worth the trip.



Re: August 1-4 Rockwork Cliff Portable + FSL Antenna Highlights & MP3's

Gary DeBock
 

On Mon, Aug 15, 2022 at 02:38 PM, C B wrote:
Gary,
 
Thanks for the great report and recordings from another productive Rockwork session!
 
73,
 
Craig Barnes
Thanks Craig,

We missed you at the Rockwork Cliff, but there is always next year. All of my DU-DX was with 6 inch FSL antennas identical to yours. Good luck on the house search, and see you again later!

Gary


Re: August 1-4 Rockwork Cliff Portable + FSL Antenna Highlights & MP3's

C B
 

Gary,

Thanks for the great report and recordings from another productive Rockwork session!

73,

Craig Barnes

On Saturday, August 13, 2022, 02:15:02 AM PDT, Gary DeBock via groups.io <d1028gary@...> wrote:


From August 1-4 the Rockwork 4 ocean cliff near Manzanita, Oregon was once again the scenic venue for all-out DU-DXing with simple portables (CC Skywave and XHDATA D-808 models) and several 6 inch (15cm) FSL antennas on 4 foot (1.2m) PVC bases. My trip coincided with DXpedition partner Tom Rothlisberger (who used an SDR and broadband loop) only on the August 4th session.

In contrast to last year's record breaking DXpedition the Australian propagation was limited, but the New Zealand stations were as strong as ever, along with 1017-Tonga and (sometimes) 558-Fiji. The Highway 101 turnoff always had a few "interlopers" to make antenna setup interesting, but as far as I know both Tom and I were always able to set up as we desired in the predawn darkness. Highlights were exceptional signals from low-powered Kiwis like 765-Kahungunu and 936-Chinese Voice on August 1st, an excellent session for 558-Radio Fiji One on August 2nd and the chance (along with Tom) to enjoy romping Kiwi low and mid-band propagation-- something fairly unique among west coast reports this season. Although Longwave action was very limited the Kiwi MW signals were memorable indeed, and well worth the trip.

531  More FM   Alexandra, NZ   2 kW   This station is fairly unusual DX on the west coast except at the Rockwork cliff. Local adverts ("for New Zealanders like you") at 1259 on 8-1  
https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/476thl6136gbfxuia1kagay4mktlkg8j
                         Modern rock and Yankee-accented female ID (at 59 seconds) at 1312 on 8-1 
https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/m821rvyz60oych2xdu4yh2bqygmk59u4
.
558  Radio Fiji One   Suva, Fiji   10 kW   This island music station showed up every day but had an exceptional session on 8-2. This S9 island music was at 1309 on 8-2  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/pc1hlnbwrpuyuq6skzi673oyuuut8rrq
                           More typical island music at 1317 on 8-2
https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/ije2ur8p0rgbw462zr5ofi3p60d6cvh3
                           Island music and native language ID ("Radio Fiji One, na domoiviti" at 17 seconds) at 1259 on 8-2
https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/1h7s5igpduy7b8y2ba5hrh3ij3ov3uoo

576  Star   Hamilton, NZ   2.5 kW   The "dwarf Star" easily gets its music through without any Aussie competition at 1313 on 8-1; the 657-Star parallel (S9+) is checked from 38 seconds on
https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/a3gg2d7twcdcxjrctb8x61ix8b8f7vy0

765  Radio Kahungunu   Napier-Hastings, NZ   2.5 kW   Blaster signal with Māori music and chants at 1242 on 8-1
https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/rjgzjg41818tsmhwyjy2ig80j6okr4i4

936  Chinese Voice   Auckland, NZ   1 kW   Another huge Kiwi signal with Chinese music from this low powered ethnic station at 1247 on 8-1
https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/z6ikxhnqq7lxg3ihdbb2t3bir8w4f0ce
                     More S9+ Chinese music from this 1 kw blaster at 1243 on 8-1
https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/vn3rz5i04pw9sgjvxafhhdcut7lx5tjd
                      Female Chinese vocal music at 1237 during the romping 8-1 session
https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/dc8w9ssas0n9uiodziguwse1og7z6sfg

1017  A3Z   Nuku'alofa, Tonga   10 kW   The usual blowtorch signal with island music at 1249 on 8-3
https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/rifhba8fabyc8b9r2ttu0k9ec0boprmq
                      Native language male speech testing the portable's front end crunch level at 1308 on 8-3
https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/1ar4q1xi5v6v1ynx33ex92r0ho0ksilz

1017  Newstalk ZB   Christchurch, NZ   10 kW   Very unusual for this Kiwi station to be completely dominant over Tonga at an S9 level at 1305 on 8-3
https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/tskd8we1wd3tme48umip4lsg02h5ny6o

1107  Magic Talk   Tauranga/ Rotorua, NZ   5/ 3 kW   Another S9+ Kiwi signal with male hosted call-in talk at 1308 on 8-3
https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/ninueft9zhafinmswoyhn9jviicnd17k
 
Gary DeBock (DXing with Tom Rothlisberger at the Rockwork ocean cliff from August 1-4)
7.5 inch (19cm) loopstick CC Skywave and XHDATA D-808 portables + three 6 inch (15 cm) FSL antennas
August 2022 Rockwork DXpedition video posted at (11) August 2022 Rockwork Cliff DU-DXpedition - YouTube


Sunstech MW

Peter 1956 <pe1etr@...>
 

This "ultralight" radio with DSP chip and mp3 player features MW as well as FM.(I have other similar radios which are FM only). There is scan tuning and direct frequency entry, but no manual up/down tuning. It is 9kHz steps only, although I suspect in 10kHz regions there is another model with a different brand name.
https://youtu.be/wr-COFQ88zI

Peter
Blackpool, UK

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