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Re: Logging Your First Ultralight TA or TP

John Cereghin <pastor@...>
 

Don't forget the Latin American, Mexican and Caribbean stations!  Cuba from the East Coast is a no-brainer and Venezuela isn't that tough.  Colombia is a frequent visitor and Mexico can be had on a good night.  Any list of TAs and TPs should also include our southern neighbors.  You can pick off a lot of new countries on a good night from the south.  I remember when El Salvador and Belieze were regulars back 20 years ago, in the good ol' days!  Even Nicaragua was a pest at times, if you can imagine that.

John Cereghin
Smyrna DE


Re: Logging Your First Ultralight TA or TP

Galassi <w.matilda@...>
 

Here in this part of Europe, when China is coming with good signals in the evening there is a good chance to have USA and
the few canadians available for the night.
If you get AIR Nagpur on 1566, better to sleep.
We had a quite good asiatic season the last autumn-winter.
Here is a link of an audio file I got with the 2010 and the K9, no chance to have that signal barefoot.

http://www.sendspace.com/file/915v6m

The radio was spot on tuned, but not so the YL singer :-) !
I choose that because it's funny.

Best 73s
Giampaolo Galassi, Italy




bbwrwy ha scritto:


An indicator I've used for possible trans-oceanic DX has been the powerful long wave stations in Europe and Siberia. If I can hear them with a strong signal there's a possibility the medium wave stations can be received. One consistent European station has always been Radio France on 162 kHz. However, it's often possible to hear the long wave stations when no medium wave signal here audible.

My biggest problem is I've been away from the hobby for over a decade and it's like learning everything all over again. I just wish the domestic AM band wasn't so crowded.

Good DX,
Richard Allen


Re: Logging Your First Ultralight TA or TP

bbwrwy
 

Thank you Gary:

Thanks for the excellent advice. My reason for not asking the same
question about TP DX was because of the abundant information from
Grayland DX-peditions. Also, even though I live in Oklahoma, I've had
more experience with TP reception than TA. My first was JOUB-774 on a
Realistic TRF connected to an active ferrite rod antenna in March of
1980. JOUB and JOIB-747 were heard here many times in the 1980's and
90's on a Yaesu FRG7700. I think it's possible for someone to hear
JOUB here with a stock ultralights. I've also heard JOAK-594, JOAB-
693 and JOBB-828 in the past. A great help then, but no longer
available, were the NHK domestic short wave stations. For example,
JOAK-594 was parallel to 3607.5 USB.

I suggest DXers pay close attention to the A- and K-indices available
from WWV/WWVH and the Internet. The lower the number the better are
your chances of hearing something. Also, if you can receive northern
domestic stations not normally heard there's a possibility of trans-
oceanic DX. Here that usually means Canadian broadcasters.

An indicator I've used for possible trans-oceanic DX has been the
powerful long wave stations in Europe and Siberia. If I can hear them
with a strong signal there's a possibility the medium wave stations
can be received. One consistent European station has always been
Radio France on 162 kHz. However, it's often possible to hear the
long wave stations when no medium wave signal here audible.

My biggest problem is I've been away from the hobby for over a decade
and it's like learning everything all over again. I just wish the
domestic AM band wasn't so crowded.

Good DX,
Richard Allen


Re: Logging Your First Ultralight TA or TP

MarkWA1ION
 

Sure, go for it !

Mark

-----Original Message-----
From: John H. Bryant <bjohnorcas@...>
To: ultralightdx@...
Cc: markwa1ion-aol.com <markwa1ion@...>
Sent: Thu, 4 Sep 2008 11:33 pm
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Logging Your First Ultralight TA or TP


Gary and Mark C,

Gary, That was an excellent discussion of logging your first TP....
Mark's was excellent, as well, addressing the TAs. 

Would you two mind if I copied your messages, made them into a
reference PDF and put it on dxer.ca under the title "Logging Your First
Trans-Atlantic or Trans-Pacific Station on an Ultralight???

I might add at the bottom that another way is to do the mod to attach
an external antenna directly to the Ultralight... that can really help,
too.


John B.
Orcas Island, WA, USA
Rcvrs: WiNRADiO 313e, Eton e1, Ultralights
Antennas: Two 70' x 100' Conti Super Loops, West and Northwest













At 10:02 PM 9/4/2008 -0400, you wrote:



Hello Guys,
 
     There are very few experiences in the AM-DX hobby more thrilling
than logging your first TA or TP on an Ultralight radio.  As the fall
DX season approaches, propagation will slowly improve to make
transoceanic stations stronger and stronger.  Already there is much
anticipation and discussion in our Ultralightdx group about how to make
these thrilling catches.
=0

    Obviously, those lucky DXers living near ocean beaches will have
the best chances of logging TA's or TP's on Ultralights, but there are
certain general guidelines that will increase your odds, no matter
where you live.
 
1)  Familiarize yourself with the strongest-signal TA (or TP) stations
and their frequencies.  Mark Connelly posted an excellent list of the 18 strongest TA possibilities in a message to Richard Allen on August
27th, complete with extra information on other TA possibilities.   To
Mark's outstanding advice, I would submit the following list of great
TP possibilities, all of which have been received on a stock ULR here
on the west coast:
 
594   JOAK   Tokyo, Japan                 (300 KW)
693   JOAB   Tokyo, Japan                 (500 KW)
747   JOIB     Sapporo, Japan             (500 KW)
774   JOUB    Akita, Japan                 (500 KW)
828   JOBB    Osaka, Japan               (300 KW)
972   HLCA    Dangjin, S. Korea        (1500 KW)
1566 HLAZ     Jeju, S. Korea     0        (250 KW)
1575 VOA      Ban Rasom, Thailand  (1000 KW)
 
     Of these, the strongest bets are usually JOAK-594, JOIB-747 and
JOUB-774.  Choose a few possibilities from this list, according to your
local QRM situation.  The stations in S. Korea and Thailand are more
challenging than the Japanese stations, but are very possible on stock
Ultralights.
 
2)   If you are chasing TA's, you will need to listen around sunset,
and if chasing TP's, you will need to lose some sleep like the rest of
us by listening around sunrise.  (Note: If you actually end up logging
TP's, the loss of sleep is easier to tolerate).
 
3)   Use an SSB-equipped "spotting receiver" to check the signal level
of the transoceanic stations you are attempting to log.  Place the SSB receiver (E1, ICF-2010, ICF-SW7600GR etc.) in either USB or LSB mode,
and dial in the transoceanic station's frequency. Then offset the dial
about 500 Hz, and check the strength of the heterodyne (whistling
sound) to see if the station is strong, weak or non-existent.  If you
can hear audio on the station's actual frequency (on the SSB receiver
in LSB or USB mode), then your Ultralight has a fighting chance to log
the TA or TP.
 
4)   Ultralights are always stuck in the AM mode.  For this reason,
they have trouble hearing TA's or TP's=2
0only 1 or 2 kHz away from strong
domestic stations.  If the TA or TP's frequency ends in a 3, 4 or 5,
your chances are better than if the transoceanic frequency ends in a 1
or 2.
 
5)   If you live in an east coast or west coast state and can drive to
the ocean coast for a DXing session, you will increase your chances of
success immeasurably (as long as it is reasonably isolated, without
many local stations).  Salt water can make almost any Ultralight
perform like a champion.
 
6)   Hot-rodded Ultralights need hot-rodded SSB spotting receivers.
These Ultralights (with 7.5" or larger loopsticks) can easily exceed
stock SSB receivers in sensitivity. The new E100 Slider
Loopstick-equipped models will outperform any stock SSB receiver,
making it necessary to use something more sensitive (table receiver
with external antennas, or SSB portable with huge loopstick) for best
results.
 
7)   Experienced DXers will go out of their way to help you-- feel free
to ask questions about languages, programming, ID's, etc.
 
8)  Have fun!  Receiving 3 TP's on a stock SRF-59 is what hooked me on
the Ultralight concept.  Be psychologically prepared for a similar
transformation in AM-DXing excitement!  :>)
 
73,  Gary DeBock   
  



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here.


Re: Logging Your First Ultralight TA or TP

John H. Bryant <bjohnorcas@...>
 

Gary and Mark C,

Gary, That was an excellent discussion of logging your first TP.... Mark's was excellent, as well, addressing the TAs. 

Would you two mind if I copied your messages, made them into a reference PDF and put it on dxer.ca under the title "Logging Your First Trans-Atlantic or Trans-Pacific Station on an Ultralight???

I might add at the bottom that another way is to do the mod to attach an external antenna directly to the Ultralight... that can really help, too.

John B.
Orcas Island, WA, USA
Rcvrs: WiNRADiO 313e, Eton e1, Ultralights
Antennas: Two 70' x 100' Conti Super Loops, West and Northwest













At 10:02 PM 9/4/2008 -0400, you wrote:

Hello Guys,
 
     There are very few experiences in the AM-DX hobby more thrilling than logging your first TA or TP on an Ultralight radio.  As the fall DX season approaches, propagation will slowly improve to make transoceanic stations stronger and stronger.  Already there is much anticipation and discussion in our Ultralightdx group about how to make these thrilling catches.
 
    Obviously, those lucky DXers living near ocean beaches will have the best chances of logging TA's or TP's on Ultralights, but there are certain general guidelines that will increase your odds, no matter where you live.
 
1)  Familiarize yourself with the strongest-signal TA (or TP) stations and their frequencies.  Mark Connelly posted an excellent list of the 18 strongest TA possibilities in a message to Richard Allen on August 27th, complete with extra information on other TA possibilities.   To Mark's outstanding advice, I would submit the following list of great TP possibilities, all of which have been received on a stock ULR here on the west coast:
 
594   JOAK   Tokyo, Japan                 (300 KW)
693   JOAB   Tokyo, Japan                 (500 KW)
747   JOIB     Sapporo, Japan             (500 KW)
774   JOUB    Akita, Japan                 (500 KW)
828   JOBB    Osaka, Japan               (300 KW)
972   HLCA    Dangjin, S. Korea        (1500 KW)
1566 HLAZ     Jeju, S. Korea              (250 KW)
1575 VOA      Ban Rasom, Thailand  (1000 KW)
 
     Of these, the strongest bets are usually JOAK-594, JOIB-747 and JOUB-774.  Choose a few possibilities from this list, according to your local QRM situation.  The stations in S. Korea and Thailand are more challenging than the Japanese stations, but are very possible on stock Ultralights.
 
2)   If you are chasing TA's, you will need to listen around sunset, and if chasing TP's, you will need to lose some sleep like the rest of us by listening around sunrise.  (Note: If you actually end up logging TP's, the loss of sleep is easier to tolerate).
 
3)   Use an SSB-equipped "spotting receiver" to check the signal level of the transoceanic stations you are attempting to log.  Place the SSB receiver (E1, ICF-2010, ICF-SW7600GR etc.) in either USB or LSB mode, and dial in the transoceanic station's frequency. Then offset the dial about 500 Hz, and check the strength of the heterodyne (whistling sound) to see if the station is strong, weak or non-existent.  If you can hear audio on the station's actual frequency (on the SSB receiver in LSB or USB mode), then your Ultralight has a fighting chance to log the TA or TP.
 
4)   Ultralights are always stuck in the AM mode.  For this reason, they have trouble hearing TA's or TP's only 1 or 2 kHz away from strong domestic stations.  If the TA or TP's frequency ends in a 3, 4 or 5, your chances are better than if the transoceanic frequency ends in a 1 or 2.
 
5)   If you live in an east coast or west coast state and can drive to the ocean coast for a DXing session, you will increase your chances of success immeasurably (as long as it is reasonably isolated, without many local stations).  Salt water can make almost any Ultralight perform like a champion.
 
6)   Hot-rodded Ultralights need hot-rodded SSB spotting receivers. These Ultralights (with 7.5" or larger loopsticks) can easily exceed stock SSB receivers in sensitivity. The new E100 Slider Loopstick-equipped models will outperform any stock SSB receiver, making it necessary to use something more sensitive (table receiver with external antennas, or SSB portable with huge loopstick) for best results.
 
7)   Experienced DXers will go out of their way to help you-- feel free to ask questions about languages, programming, ID's, etc.
 
8)  Have fun!  Receiving 3 TP's on a stock SRF-59 is what hooked me on the Ultralight concept.  Be psychologically prepared for a similar transformation in AM-DXing excitement!  :>)
 
73,  Gary DeBock   
  




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Re: Logging Your First Ultralight TA or TP

Gary DeBock
 

Hi John,
 
      I'm sure that both Mark and I would be thrilled to have our suggestions posted in a PDF file on dxer.ca.  Since you have obviously logged far more TP's (and lost far more sleep) than me, I feel honored that you consider my suggestions worthy of such permanent status.  Hopefully many new Ultralight enthusiasts will "take the plunge," and start chasing these TA's and TP's in earnest!
 
     73, Gary




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Re: having fun w/Ultralight

bbwrwy
 

Tim:

I agree. The tiny receivers have revived my interest in medium wave
band DXing. It's fantastic what can be heard without an expensive
communications receiver. It reminds me of when I first started with a
General Electric "All-American Five" nearly five decades ago. I look
forward to possibly hearing Asian or European stations on a SRF-39FP
or SRF-T615 this autumn.

Good DX all.

Richard Allen


Logging Your First Ultralight TA or TP

Gary DeBock
 

Hello Guys,
 
     There are very few experiences in the AM-DX hobby more thrilling than logging your first TA or TP on an Ultralight radio.  As the fall DX season approaches, propagation will slowly improve to make transoceanic stations stronger and stronger.  Already there is much anticipation and discussion in our Ultralightdx group about how to make these thrilling catches.
 
    Obviously, those lucky DXers living near ocean beaches will have the best chances of logging TA's or TP's on Ultralights, but there are certain general guidelines that will increase your odds, no matter where you live.
 
1)  Familiarize yourself with the strongest-signal TA (or TP) stations and their frequencies.  Mark Connelly posted an excellent list of the 18 strongest TA possibilities in a message to Richard Allen on August 27th, complete with extra information on other TA possibilities.   To Mark's outstanding advice, I would submit the following list of great TP possibilities, all of which have been received on a stock ULR here on the west coast:
 
594   JOAK   Tokyo, Japan                 (300 KW)
693   JOAB   Tokyo, Japan                 (500 KW)
747   JOIB     Sapporo, Japan             (500 KW)
774   JOUB    Akita, Japan                 (500 KW)
828   JOBB    Osaka, Japan               (300 KW)
972   HLCA    Dangjin, S. Korea        (1500 KW)
1566 HLAZ     Jeju, S. Korea              (250 KW)
1575 VOA      Ban Rasom, Thailand  (1000 KW) 
 
     Of these, the strongest bets are usually JOAK-594, JOIB-747 and JOUB-774.  Choose a few possibilities from this list, according to your local QRM situation.  The stations in S. Korea and Thailand are more challenging than the Japanese stations, but are very possible on stock Ultralights.
 
2)   If you are chasing TA's, you will need to listen around sunset, and if chasing TP's, you will need to lose some sleep like the rest of us by listening around sunrise.  (Note: If you actually end up logging TP's, the loss of sleep is easier to tolerate).
 
3)   Use an SSB-equipped "spotting receiver" to check the signal level of the transoceanic stations you are attempting to log.  Place the SSB receiver (E1, ICF-2010, ICF-SW7600GR etc.) in either USB or LSB mode, and dial in the transoceanic station's frequency. Then offset the dial about 500 Hz, and check the strength of the heterodyne (whistling sound) to see if the station is strong, weak or non-existent.  If you can hear audio on the station's actual frequency (on the SSB receiver in LSB or USB mode), then your Ultralight has a fighting chance to log the TA or TP.
 
4)   Ultralights are always stuck in the AM mode.  For this reason, they have trouble hearing TA's or TP's only 1 or 2 kHz away from strong domestic stations.  If the TA or TP's frequency ends in a 3, 4 or 5, your chances are better than if the transoceanic frequency ends in a 1 or 2.
 
5)   If you live in an east coast or west coast state and can drive to the ocean coast for a DXing session, you will increase your chances of success immeasurably (as long as it is reasonably isolated, without many local stations).  Salt water can make almost any Ultralight perform like a champion.
 
6)   Hot-rodded Ultralights need hot-rodded SSB spotting receivers. These Ultralights (with 7.5" or larger loopsticks) can easily exceed stock SSB receivers in sensitivity. The new E100 Slider Loopstick-equipped models will outperform any stock SSB receiver, making it necessary to use something more sensitive (table receiver with external antennas, or SSB portable with huge loopstick) for best results.
 
7)   Experienced DXers will go out of their way to help you-- feel free to ask questions about languages, programming, ID's, etc.
 
8)  Have fun!  Receiving 3 TP's on a stock SRF-59 is what hooked me on the Ultralight concept.  Be psychologically prepared for a similar transformation in AM-DXing excitement!  :>)
 
73,  Gary DeBock    
   




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Re: having fun w/Ultralight

Gary DeBock
 

Hi Tim,
 
     Congratulations on your SRF-59 loggings, and welcome to the Ultralightdx group.
    
     Receiving TP's on my stock SRF-59 last November also reminded me a lot of my ham radio QRP experience, and inspired me to write the original SRF-59 review.  The QRP concept of a skilled operator making thrilling contacts with basic equipment has been a runaway success in the Ultralight AM-DXing boom.
 
     Thanks for your comments, and have fun this fall!
 
     73,  Gary DeBock  N7EKX 
     (DXCC with 2-watt HW-8)
 
         




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Robert Ross challenge

Allen Willie
 

 
 
Hi Guys,
 
Things were a bit tougher stations count  with the Robert Ross Challenge last night  with the noise level and A Index a bit higher and even higher today. Did manage to log a new country or two though on ultralight up to 281 stations now with 19 to go.
 
 
A few logs from last night:
 
1368 khz - Galei Zahel , Shivta Israel   9/3/08  23:51 UTC  w/ Hebrew announcements, a variety of song vocals in Hebrew and ID ; fair   *** NEW COUNTRY *** # 57 on ULR
 
 702 khz - RTM C  - Sebaa-Aouin Morocco   9/3/08  23:45 UTC  w/ arabic chants and talk ; good
 
1620 khz - WDHP - Frederikstad, US Virgin Islands   9/4/08  3:20 UTC  w/ Lionel Richie song ; island type song talk ,ID  fair  *** NEW COUNTRY # 58 on ULR
 
1062 khz - IRIB Kerman Iran   9/3/08  22:35 UTC  w/ persian chanting and talk ; fair
 
1467 khz - IRIB  Isfahan, Iran  9/4/08  00:15 UTC  w/ persian chants and talk ; fair
 
73
 
Allen Willie
St. John's, Newfoundland
SRF-M37V barefoot
 
 


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Re: having fun w/Ultralight

John H. Bryant <bjohnorcas@...>
 

Great going, Tim!!!

A bunch of us feel the same way..... when I get back to Oklahoma in November, I'm going to do what you are doing.... start a fresh log book and DXgeneral domestic AM for the first time since 1960 , using an E100 with a 7.5" x .5" ferrite bar transplanted into it (with a "Slider" coil.) I can't wait to get started.... something that I never thought I'd say about North American domestic DXing!

Ultralights are a joy to behold, for sure.... in either Barefoot or Unlimited Class.

 John B.

Orcas Island, WA, USA
Rcvrs: WiNRADiO 313e, Eton e1, Ultralights
Antennas: Two 70' x 100' Conti Super Loops, West and Northwest






At 12:45 PM 9/4/2008 +0000, you wrote:

Guys...The idea of DXing on a tiny, pocket, battery-powered
AM portable has reignited my interest in a 40+ year hobby of
mine: AM DXing.

It's akin to my ham radio QRP operating. I simply love it.

SPR-59 barefoot from my home near Akron, Ohio.

Log so far.

73's,

Tim, KD8GZ

Ultralight AM Logbook (by date)
(SRF-59, unless noted otherwise)

Satr. 8/30/08 620 WTMJ/Milwaukee, WI, 8:57pm EDT, Brewers pbp
Satr. 8/30/08 620 WRJZ/Knoxville, TN, 9:00pm EDT, ID
Satr. 8/30/08 580 WHB/Harrisburg, PA, 9:05pm EDT
Satr. 8/30/08 940 CINW/Montreal, QUE., 9:20pm, "940 hits.com"
Satr. 8/30/08 940 KPSZ/Des Moines, IA, 9:35pm, legal ID,
Royals
Satr. 8/30/08 990 CBW/Winnipeg, MAN, 9:59pm, "ID"
Satr. 8/30/08 960 WFIR/Roanoke, VA, 10:05pm
Tue. 9/2/08 590 WMBS/Uniontown, PA, 8:59pm ID, Pirates pbp
Tue. 9/2/08 590 WVLK/Lexington, KY, 9:06pm, "news-talk 590"
Tue. 9/2/08 790 CIGM/Sudbury, ONT, 9:20pm, Blue Jays pbp
Tue. 9/2/08 1540 KXEL/Waterloo, IA, 9:29pm ID, Bruce Wms.
Tue. 9/2/08 1360 WSAI/Cincinnati, OH, 9:41pm, ESPN network
Tue. 9/2/08 1350 WOYK/York, PA, 9:44pm, Orioles pbp
Wed. 9/3/08 1410 KQV/Pittsburgh, PA, 8:00pm EDT
Wed. 9/3/08 1410 WHLN/Harlan, KY., 8:00pm EDT
Wed. 9/3/08 1200 WRKK/Hughesvile, PA., 8:13pm EDT, Phillies pbp
Wed. 9/3/08 920 CKNX/Wingham, ONT., 8:36pm EDT, Blue Jays
Thur. 9/4/08 900 CHML/Hamilton, ONT., 6:20am EDT
Thur. 9/4/08 920 WTCW/Whitesburg, KY., 6:24am EDT
Thur. 9/4/08 820 WBAP/Ft. Worth, TX., 6:52am EDT
Thur. 9/4/08 920 WMMN/Fairmont, WV., 7:02am EDT
#


Conditions Improving

kirk74601 <kirk74601@...>
 

I know I'm usually invisible here, but believe me, I read everything
this great group has to offer. I want to thank you dedicated guys in
guiding some of us non-tech types. I've noticed during the past week
or so that conditions seem to be gradualy improving. Richard Allen
recently commented to me that the pre-dawn time frame is working well
down here. I definitely agree with him.

This morning I was able to log R. Rebelde, 670 khz //5025 khz. The MW
outlet was kicking some butt on the channel around 1015 UT. A new one
for me. Then, I was quite surprised to hear and ID R. Enciclopedia,
530 khz from 1022-1100 UT. Crystal clear 100% copy on this one.
Within the last week I managed to FINALLY log R. Reloj on 570 khz.
They were all new ones for me.

Congrats to Allen for some SERIOUS ULR DX'ing...Allen, do you ever
sleep? Also to Tim, welcome to the nostalgic radio nuts hangout. I
think all of us can relate with what you said in your last post. Kind
of brings back fond memories!

Take care guys, and Allen, don't forget to eat now and then...good
luck on the challenge. I know you'll make it happen!


having fun w/Ultralight

Tim Davisson
 

Guys...The idea of DXing on a tiny, pocket, battery-powered
AM portable has reignited my interest in a 40+ year hobby of
mine: AM DXing.

It's akin to my ham radio QRP operating. I simply love it.

SPR-59 barefoot from my home near Akron, Ohio.

Log so far.

73's,

Tim, KD8GZ



Ultralight AM Logbook (by date)
(SRF-59, unless noted otherwise)

Satr. 8/30/08 620 WTMJ/Milwaukee, WI, 8:57pm EDT, Brewers pbp
Satr. 8/30/08 620 WRJZ/Knoxville, TN, 9:00pm EDT, ID
Satr. 8/30/08 580 WHB/Harrisburg, PA, 9:05pm EDT
Satr. 8/30/08 940 CINW/Montreal, QUE., 9:20pm, "940 hits.com"
Satr. 8/30/08 940 KPSZ/Des Moines, IA, 9:35pm, legal ID,
Royals
Satr. 8/30/08 990 CBW/Winnipeg, MAN, 9:59pm, "ID"
Satr. 8/30/08 960 WFIR/Roanoke, VA, 10:05pm
Tue. 9/2/08 590 WMBS/Uniontown, PA, 8:59pm ID, Pirates pbp
Tue. 9/2/08 590 WVLK/Lexington, KY, 9:06pm, "news-talk 590"
Tue. 9/2/08 790 CIGM/Sudbury, ONT, 9:20pm, Blue Jays pbp
Tue. 9/2/08 1540 KXEL/Waterloo, IA, 9:29pm ID, Bruce Wms.
Tue. 9/2/08 1360 WSAI/Cincinnati, OH, 9:41pm, ESPN network
Tue. 9/2/08 1350 WOYK/York, PA, 9:44pm, Orioles pbp
Wed. 9/3/08 1410 KQV/Pittsburgh, PA, 8:00pm EDT
Wed. 9/3/08 1410 WHLN/Harlan, KY., 8:00pm EDT
Wed. 9/3/08 1200 WRKK/Hughesvile, PA., 8:13pm EDT, Phillies pbp
Wed. 9/3/08 920 CKNX/Wingham, ONT., 8:36pm EDT, Blue Jays
Thur. 9/4/08 900 CHML/Hamilton, ONT., 6:20am EDT
Thur. 9/4/08 920 WTCW/Whitesburg, KY., 6:24am EDT
Thur. 9/4/08 820 WBAP/Ft. Worth, TX., 6:52am EDT
Thur. 9/4/08 920 WMMN/Fairmont, WV., 7:02am EDT
#


Re: E100

John H. Bryant <bjohnorcas@...>
 

Dennis,

Keep your fingers crossed.  I was pretty clear in my write up of this situation, posted here, that the Durham Store would ATTEMPT to provide the "old" version of the E100, IF THE DXER REQUESTED SUCH AT THE TIME OF ORDERING.  They were also pretty clear that they were under no obligation if no such request was made.  Gee, I hope that you requested the Old Version and that it was from the Canadian crew at Durham.

In either case, it appears that the newer version is rather rare, so.....


John B.


At 08:13 PM 9/3/2008 -0700, you wrote:

Is it fair to assume that Durham Radio and their US outlet The Shortwave Store are aware of the "new and improved" E100 that really isn't and that for ULR purposes the original version is what we want? I ordered one from their US outlet The Shortwave Store via the link on dxer.ca a couple of days ago to get the special price. Hopefully I'll get the old version.
 
73


E100

Dennis Gibson <wb6tnb@...>
 

Is it fair to assume that Durham Radio and their US outlet The Shortwave Store are aware of the "new and improved" E100 that really isn't and that for ULR purposes the original version is what we want? I ordered one from their US outlet The Shortwave Store via the link on dxer.ca a couple of days ago to get the special price. Hopefully I'll get the old version.
 
73 


Re: SRF-59 tuning knob modification

ronshire2000
 

excellent picture Richard. i will have to do that to the one i have
open. i had thought of doing something like that but hadn't attempted
it yet. i was imagining that it might make a mess of the case but the
way you did it, it looks like it was made that way.

possibly some lubricant or silicone sprayed into the capacitor may
make it work easier

Ron


One of my complaints about the SRF-59 receiver has been the difficult
to use tuning knob. Looking at the SRF-39FP, it was evident more of
its tuning knob was exposed. So I decided to see if I could improve
the SRF-59. Using a small hobby file I carefully remove some of the
plastic from the case. Now it's a little easier for my arthritic thumb
to turn the tuning dial. There is a photo at
http://ph.groups.yahoo.com/group/ultralightdx/photos/view/5165?b=7.

Now if I can figure what can be done about the stiff turning variable
capacitor.

Richard Allen


SRF-39FP on eBay for $39!

Brett Saylor <bds2@...>
 


SRF-59 tuning knob modification

bbwrwy
 

One of my complaints about the SRF-59 receiver has been the difficult
to use tuning knob. Looking at the SRF-39FP, it was evident more of
its tuning knob was exposed. So I decided to see if I could improve
the SRF-59. Using a small hobby file I carefully remove some of the
plastic from the case. Now it's a little easier for my arthritic thumb
to turn the tuning dial. There is a photo at http://ph.groups.yahoo.com/group/ultralightdx/photos/view/5165?b=7.

Now if I can figure what can be done about the stiff turning variable
capacitor.

Richard Allen


Re: High-Q Mini-Loop for Ultralights

Gary Kinsman
 

Hi Kevin,

Your "ultralight loop" sounds great. Maybe you should go into
business selling them. Can you post a picture of it next to an E100
or a DT-200VX (for scale)?

And thanks for the tip on using the Q-Stick with the E100. I'll give
it a try. I agree that properly positioning the Q-Stick with the
ultralights is difficult.

Regards,
Gary

--- In ultralightdx@..., "dhsatyadhana" <satya@...>
wrote:

Hey Gary:

I've got the Quantum Stick as well - very nice for travel, and LW
to boot, plus it acts as a coupler. As you say, for some reason
it doesn't seem to do much for certain receivers - I get something
on my Eton e100, but not as much as I would expect. In fact, with
most of my Ultralights, the positioning seems to be the key - very
finicky to find the right position. Try putting the Q-Stick on
the side of the receiver such that the ferrite of the Q-Stick is
in-line with the ferrite in the e100 - this adjacent orientation
seems to work better than when the Q-Stick and receiver are face-
to-face.

In comparing the Q-Stick and my home-brew just now with a variety
of ULRs and the Sony 7600GR, the gain and tuning sharpness on the
home-brew was substantially greater, often the difference between
mumbling audio and discernable reception, so it's become an
instant accessory in my ULR arsenal.

73 - Kevin S
Bainbridge Island, WA


Re: wonderful conditions last 3 days

robert ross
 

At 09:35 AM 9/3/2008 -0700, you wrote:

Some of the logs as follows:

830 khz - WCCO St. Paul - Minneapolis, Minnesota 9/1/08 2:40 UTC w/
WCCO ID by woman, several PSA's and WCCO.com mentioned ; fair *** STATE #
23 on ULR

1140 khz - WQBA Miami, Florida 9/1/08 8:40 UTC w/ La Voz De Miami
ID, spanish music and talk *** STATE # 24 on ULR

1160 khz - KSL Salt Lake City, Utah 9/3/08 7:25 UTC w/ Piano
Liquidation AD , Leanne Rimes concert promo, Newstalk 1160 KSL ID ,
tempreatures for Logan, Sandy etc. ; good *** STATE # 25 on ULR

940 khz CJGX Yorkton, Saskatchewan 9/2/08 7:50 UTC w/ " GX 94 " iD
by woman , country music , weather ; fair *** PROVINCE # 7 on ULR

670 khz - CMBA R. Rebelde , Arroyo Arenas, Cuba 9/1/08 3:35 UTC w/
spanish talk and music; R. Rebelde mentioned; good *** COUNTRY # 55 on ULR

1017 khz - TRT 1 Mundanya, Turkey 9/2/08 23:30 UTC w/ Turkish music ,
commentary and songs ; Turkiye mentioned; fair *** COUNTRY # 56 on ULR

73

Allen Willie
St. John's, Newfoundland
SRF-M37V and SRF-39FP barefoot

WOW...amazing stuff Alan!!! We're gonna have to change the Award Name to
the "ALAN WILLIE 10 Day Challenge!!".

I haven't done too much AM BCB Dxing yet this Season....as the FM Band has
been going nuts....and I've been spending a lot of time DXing FM Tropo
Conditions!! I'm gonna have to get busy!!

Keep up the good work!!

73........ROB.


Robert S. Ross VA3SW
London, Ontario
CANADA

Antique/Vintage Radio Enthusiast
Amateur Radio Stations VA3SW/VE3JFC

Defy Physics.....Play Table Tennis!! (Ping Pong with an Attitude)
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