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UNID on 540 in German

kirk74601 <kirk74601@...>
 

Hi Guys,
On 9/15 from 0225-0242 UTC on 540 khz. I heard a station broadcasting
in the German language! (suspect a domestic sta because of its strength)
I'm certain my ears weren't playing tricks on me. Hrd more than one
mention of "deutsch". They even played some mx that indeed sounded like
it was being sung in German. Well, I'm scratching my head on this UNID.
Anyone have any idea who this could be? At 0242 I lost them to stronger
stations such as KDFT, Ferris, TX and XEWA. I'll be checking the freq
often when I can, but I'm unable to check it at that hour until Wed
evening. Will update this here if I should hear this oddity again. Any
help is greatly appreciated. 73 to ya!


Re: Receiving Your First Thrilling TP on a Stock Ultraligh...

bbwrwy
 

Gary:

I've heard JOUB here many times in the past, the first being on a
Realistic TRF. But never this early in the season - usually it's mid-
October or later. Of course, I never used a receiver as "hot" as the
R75 before. All of my TP DX in the past has been with the ancient
Space Magnet active ferrite antenna. Therefore, I feel if there is a
good opening (and I'm awake) its possible to hear JOUB or JOIB on a
SRF-T615 or DT-400W.

Thanks for the info, and good DX.

Richard.


Re: Question about Sony ICF-S5W

lrdheat
 

Great file! I've had a bunch of these sets! I do wish that they would have shown my SONY ICF-E10W from 1981 (same size but thinner than SRF-59, no speaker, 2 AAA's, mono, exceptional selectivity). I'd love to have them all.


--- On Sun, 9/14/08, texnote wrote:
From: texnote
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: Question about Sony ICF-S5W
To: ultralightdx@...
Date: Sunday, September 14, 2008, 11:55 AM

Gary,

Great information! Thanks.

Here are some photos I found:

http://radiokobo. sakura.ne. jp/G/tr-radio2/ sony.html

Paul



Re: Arabic UNID on 710 KHZ...May be CJRN with RAMADAN Programming.....

robert ross
 

Hi Guys:

Thanks to a Tip from Niel Wolfish.....I may have heard CJRN Niagara
Falls, Ont...who in past years has carried Ramadan programming.

Nothing else fits.....so it may have been them!!

73....Rob.

Robert S. Ross VA3SW
Box 1003, Stn. B.
London, Ontario
CANADA N6A5K1

Antique/Vintage Radio Enthusiast
Amateur Radio Stations VA3SW/VE3JFC

Defy Physics.....Play Table Tennis!! (Ping Pong with an Attitude)
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Re: Receiving Your First Thrilling TP on a Stock Ultralight Radio

bbwrwy
 

Gary:

Was TP reception decent this morning (15 Sep 08)? The reason I ask is
because I heard a fair heterodyne fading in and out on 774 kHz around
1100 UTC using an ICOM R75 and old Space Magnet antenna. I was too
busy trying to figure out the XE on my 39FP to follow up. It seems
awful early in the season to here TP's in Oklahoma.

I guess I should fire up the G313e to see if their is any activity on
the long wave band.

It may be a fun season.

Richard Allen.


Today's Ultralight DX Loggings....2 NEW ONES....+ a UNID...Need Hep!!

robert ross
 

Hi Guys:

A little ULR DXing through the night and a bit at Sunset netted me 2 NEW
Stations for the ULR Log and a UNID that I need help with!!

Radios used for these Loggings are the SONY SRF-T615 and SANGEAN DT-400W
ULTRALIGHTS
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

My ULR Log Totals are now.....................473 STATIONS Heard.
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Here's what was logged today...............

73.....ROB.

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1440 WHIS Bluefield, W.VA. Sept/15/08 0111 EDT EE GOOD
ID by Female DJ as "On the Web @ WHIS DOT Com". Male Host with Talk
Show about UFO's....Coast to Coast???

RELOG....But NEW to ULR LOG ULR # 472 5KW/500 w Nights
ROSS, ONT.
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1490 WMPX Midland, MICH. Sept/15/08 1820 EDT EE GOOD
"Caller 20 Wins a CD..Call 1-800-582-0301." May have the wrong
Number....doesn't
come back to them?? ID as "Your Home for Timeless Favorites" Into Local Ads.

RELOG.....But NEW to ULR LOG ULR # 473 1 KW
ROSS, ONT.
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710 UNID Beaming E/W from London Sept/15/08 1847 EDT ARABIC FR
Male Speaking ARABIC?? @ 1847-48 EDT. Into Arabic Vocals and String/Drum Music
@1848-49. Back to male Speaking Arabic @ 1849 EDT til fade at 1850 EDT.

Beaming E/W from London, Ontario
UNID....Need Help...can't find anything on the net???
ROSS, ONT.
***************************************************************************************************

73......ROB.

Robert S. Ross VA3SW
Box 1003, Stn. B.
London, Ontario
CANADA N6A5K1

Antique/Vintage Radio Enthusiast
Amateur Radio Stations VA3SW/VE3JFC

Defy Physics.....Play Table Tennis!! (Ping Pong with an Attitude)
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Re: Introduction & 1st post

Gary DeBock
 

To Gary  (W2GJW),
 
     Thank you for your introductory post, and welcome to our Ultralightdx group.  We are all happy to have you with us, as we face the excitement of our first full pocket radio DXing season.
 
     Good luck on logging your first TA's with the SRF-59, which certainly is possible when propagation peaks occur around sunset (and you can null out some local QRM).  You should have a lot of fun and excitement this season, Gary, and we stand ready to assist in any way possible.  Please also check out the dxer.ca files and mp3 audio recordings, which show what stock pocket radios are capable of accomplishing.  Good luck!
 
     73,  Gary DeBock  




Re: Receiving Your First Thrilling TP on a Stock Ultraligh...

Gary DeBock
 

Hi Richard,
 
     This morning's TP's were pretty substandard here on the west coast (around our sunrise peak at 1320 UTC), but propagation can change greatly within a couple of hours, so it's possible that JOUB-774 was indeed causing the heterodyne on your R75 around 1100.  774 is a pretty odd frequency for any domestic station to have a spur or image issue, and JOUB certainly has the strength to make it to Oklahoma, especially on a sensitive receiver like the R75.
 
     Logging JOUB-774 on a stock Ultralight in Oklahoma would be more of a challenge.  If you can pull it off, you would probably qualify for the Ultralight Radio Hall of Fame, Richard  :>)
 
     73,, Gary.
 
    




Receiving Your First Thrilling TP on a Stock Ultralight Radio

Gary DeBock
 

Hello Guys,
 
     As some of you are aware, John Bryant plans to combine my "first TP" suggestions with the "first TA" suggestions of Mark Connelly, and create a PDF file on dxer.ca giving instructions to pocket radio users how to make these extremely thrilling receptions. John is currently in Peru, and probably will not have time to complete this project until his return, late this month.
 
     In the interim, because phenomenal TP peaks are already occurring this month (such as yesterday's sunrise peak, and that of September 6th), I have written and posted a temporary file on dxer.ca entitled "Receiving Your First Thrilling TP on a Stock Ultralight Radio."  This file provides any interested ULR owner with a complete, step-by-step guide to receiving TP's on a stock pocket radio, including a propagation primer, discussing the function and use of SSB spotting receivers, a list of powerhouse TP stations, and many other suggestions.  Although the file was generally written for TP chasers, the basic concepts also apply for east coast TA chasers, especially the instruction on the use of SSB spotting receivers.
 
     When John returns from Peru, the current file on dxer.ca will either be removed or combined with another TA-related file, to provide full instructions to the enthusiast group on making these thrilling transoceanic receptions on stock pocket radios.  Good luck!
 
     73,  Gary DeBock   




John Bryant...How did you do today out on the Pier?????

robert ross
 

Hi Guys:

I'm just sitting here wondering how John did out on the Pier today in
PERU with his Ultralight Radios????? I'm sure we'll get a detailed
report...as soon as he can find a wireless signal to send it!!

73...ROB.

Robert S. Ross VA3SW
Box 1003, Stn. B.
London, Ontario
CANADA N6A5K1

Antique/Vintage Radio Enthusiast
Amateur Radio Stations VA3SW/VE3JFC

Defy Physics.....Play Table Tennis!! (Ping Pong with an Attitude)
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Interesting writeup on the SRF-59

texnote
 


Introduction & 1st post

w2gjw <w2gjw@...>
 

Greetings everyone. This is my first post to this group.

I've been a MW DX-er for almost 40 years. Living in New Jersey all my
life has made this hobby a real challenge. I have my Grandfather to
thank for getting me started. I still have his 1922 Westinghouse
single tube radio, earphones and his log book!

I've owned my share of receivers over the years; Drakes, Icoms,
Kenwoods, etc. I recently became interested in ULRs through the
DXer.ca site and by reading posts on the National Radio Club's
reflector. I currently own two Sony SRF-59s and recently acquired a
Sangean DT-200VX.

I am continually impressed by how well these radios perform. Their
nulling ability is second to none. I'm looking forward to logging my
first TA station with them, previously I've only done that using my
higher end desktop receivers.

I look forward to reading more of your posts and am interested in
learning more about these radios. I love reading all the great DX
members of this group can pull in using these little gems.

73-
Gary
W2GJW


Re: Colorado Makes 30 UL States

Tim Davisson
 

Here in northeastern Ohio I too heard 850 KOA/Denver on Saturday night.

My challenge: a local station ALSO on 850...WKNR, who's transmitter
site is 15 miles north of me, runs 4,400 watts at night, directional
northwest/southeast.

This demonstrates the SRF59's exceptional nulling ability! It's great
to have a sensitive radio. Selectivity is good to have too. But,
without outstanding nulling, you won't hear nearly as many stations.

I'm so happy I heard about this wonderful little AM "DX machine".
Thanks to Gary and everybody at DXer.ca!

73's,

Tim, KD8GZ
Norton, Ohio


Re: Colorado Makes 30 UL States

bbwrwy
 

Congratulations John. I just reached 30 states last week logging
KURL-730, Billings MT, from my QTH near Billings OK. I imagine adding
new states becomes much more difficult after 30. And I doubt I'll
ever hear a station from your home state.

Good DX.

Richard Allen.


Re: Colorado Makes 30 UL States

John Cereghin <pastor@...>
 

I'm at 36 states overall, so getting to 35 UL states will be tough.

Minnesota should be possible with WCCO but I have yet to hear it this season.

Arkansas should be possible if KAAY can make through semi-local WBAL in Baltimore, which occasionally happens.

Maine is always tough.  I have three Maine stations overall but none of them are easy.

Wisconsin on 1640 shouldn't be too hard but propagation on the X-band hasn't been too good so far this season.

I have Oklahoma on 740 but since Toronto usually dominates, that is a tough catch.

Arizona?  I have KTNN-660 but I've only heard them once.

John Cereghin
Smyrna DE

Robert Ross wrote:

At 06:09 AM 9/15/2008, you wrote:

>Snagged KOA-850 Denver at 0600 Eastern thius morning on the SRF-59
>barefoot for my 30th Ultralight State this morning. KOA was in the clear
>with a very good signal, at 1,539 miles.
>
>
>On to 35 States!
>
>John Cereghin
>Smyrna Delaware

Good Work John...and have fun working your way to 35!! I have heard 33
States now on ULR....and man..they are getting Harder to find!!
But...that's what makes it so much fun!!

73......ROB.

Robert S. Ross VA3SW
Box 1003, Stn. B.
London, Ontario
CANADA N6A5K1

Antique/Vintage Radio Enthusiast
Amateur Radio Stations VA3SW/VE3JFC

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




Re: Colorado Makes 30 UL States

robert ross
 

At 06:09 AM 9/15/2008, you wrote:


Snagged KOA-850 Denver at 0600 Eastern thius morning on the SRF-59
barefoot for my 30th Ultralight State this morning. KOA was in the clear
with a very good signal, at 1,539 miles.


On to 35 States!

John Cereghin
Smyrna Delaware

Good Work John...and have fun working your way to 35!! I have heard 33
States now on ULR....and man..they are getting Harder to find!!
But...that's what makes it so much fun!!

73......ROB.




Robert S. Ross VA3SW
Box 1003, Stn. B.
London, Ontario
CANADA N6A5K1

Antique/Vintage Radio Enthusiast
Amateur Radio Stations VA3SW/VE3JFC

Defy Physics.....Play Table Tennis!! (Ping Pong with an Attitude)
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Colorado Makes 30 UL States

John Cereghin <pastor@...>
 

Snagged KOA-850 Denver at 0600 Eastern thius morning on the SRF-59 barefoot for my 30th Ultralight State this morning.  KOA was in the clear with a very good signal, at 1,539 miles.


On to 35 States!

John Cereghin
Smyrna DE


ULR Enthusiast Group Gift to Colin

Gary DeBock
 

Hello Guys,
 
     On Saturday, Guy Atkins and I had the distinct honor of welcoming Colin and Andrea Newell (and their friend Sara, from Toronto) to a Seattle coffee shop, during which a very enjoyable conversation ensued.
 
     All Ultralight Radio enthusiasts have benefited greatly from Colin's generous offer of extensive resources on the dxer.ca web site, which is quickly becoming one of the world's premier AM-DX hobby venues. The experimental and technical files on dxer.ca provide fascinating information not only for pocket radio DX enthusiasts, but for the general AM-DX and Shortwave listening community as well.
 
     On behave of a deeply appreciative ULR enthusiast group, it was my honor to present Colin with a small token of our gratitude, a new Sangean DT-400W Ultralight radio.  It is our sincere wish that this top-rated ULR will thrill his socks off this DX season, and enhance his recent tendency to jump out of bed prior to sunrise.
 
     73,  Gary DeBock 




Re: get 'em while they're hot....errr: available

bbwrwy
 

This evening I noticed the one remaining SRF-M37W in the Enid, Okla.,
Wal-Mart store had a close-out price of $15.00. I didn't have time to
check whether the K-Mart still had any SRF-59's in stock.

Richard Allen.


Re: DXing tomorrow AM from Pimentel, Peru

robert ross
 

At 07:12 PM 9/14/2008, you wrote:

I'm using a hotrodded E100 and a Kaito 1103 spotting receiver, both of
which have` been modified to connect directly to the BOG.h

I'm afraid that this will be my only opportunity to DX from the coast as
there are security problems in Trujillo (our next stop south of Chiclayo
and then we head into the Andes. I'll definitely do a night bandscan from
Macchu Picchu, tho.
John B.
Chiclayo, Peru

John....Glad to hear you are having Fun in Peru and getting to see lots of
Interesting Stuff....that most of us will never get to see!!

Good luck out on the pier.....hope the DX is wailing onto the Pier for
you...and be careful out there!!

You realize that you may very well make the VERY FIRST Ultralight
Logging from PERU!! Everything you hear will be a record for PERU!!

Let us know how you do.

73.......ROB.



Robert S. Ross VA3SW
Box 1003, Stn. B.
London, Ontario
CANADA N6A5K1

Antique/Vintage Radio Enthusiast
Amateur Radio Stations VA3SW/VE3JFC

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