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Pasadena, TX Logging

Kirk <kirk74601@...>
 

Signals from the south really started rolling in this evening between 0200 and 0230. Initially I thought we were in for a really good night for the LAm stations. Unfortunately conditions just didn't hold in there very long at all. Had a few stations from the north at pretty good levels, but all of them were the regulars. Despite the so-so conditions, one station from XE-land I've never logged before was hrd. Logged on SRF-59 w/ SAT.

1540, XENC, Celaya, Guanajuato, 0233-0430 UTC, 3/30/10, 99% sure it was this sta hrd under the regular XESTN (Monterrey) w/ an all talk format. Remote reports, various conversations which I couldn't really follow. Hrd at least 6 ments of "Grupo Formula" as well as "R. Formula" IDs. No call ltrs were hrd. Marginal copy. Was here listening for XEHOS ("La Poderosa"), but no luck on them. Galveston sta KGBC was off the air tonight.

No luck at all on Bahamas on either 1540 or on 810 kHz. Did anyone else catch them tonight?
Best of DX to everyone.

Kirk Allen
Pasadena, TX


Re: Graveyarding on 1400 kHz

ferrite61 <dxrx@...>
 

Russ:

Didn't know there was a // to WVAE... considering the nature of passing ID by hearing just a mention and the closse-sounding nature of the two calls, I'll take WBAT down.

The RX's were not barefoot, the AM-3 tuning (front-end) section was used as a tuned loop to aid RX. It does help a bit, though due to helical orientation, its more omni-directional... sort of lifts all boats.

Paul S. in CT

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, Russ Edmunds <wb2bjh@...> wrote:

What you heard as WBAT may not be. It could easily have been a dual ID for WBAE and WVAE which are parallel.

Receptions of either KADR or WZAZ on an ultralight from CT would be nothing short of spectacular !

Russ Edmunds
Blue Bell, PA ( 360' ASL )
[15 mi NNW of Philadelphia]
40:08:45N; 75:16:04W, Grid FN20id
<wb2bjh@...>
FM: Yamaha T-80 & Onkyo T-450RDS w/ APS9B @15'
AM: Modified Sony ICF 2010 barefoot

--- On Mon, 3/29/10, ferrite61 <dxrx@...> wrote:

From: ferrite61 <dxrx@...>
Subject: [ultralightdx] Graveyarding on 1400 kHz
To: ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com
Date: Monday, March 29, 2010, 9:50 AM

















Did some listening on 1400 kHz early this AM. Between 0515 and 0545 I caught 5 station names one was a real ID.



First was WICK mention with Fox Sports ID at 0520 EDT.



About 10 minutes later I was hearing partials like KA?R and ?ADR for a few minutes. Finally got a clear enough mention of KADR at 0533 EDT.



Very nice mentions of WBAT and WVAE a few minutes later at 0536 and 0539 EDT.



Right at 0545 I heard what sounded like WCAZ: I marked it as interchangeable on the C and Z. Had to look this one up and it solved as WZAZ.



I kept listening until almost 0630 EDT, but nothing other than locals WILI and WSTC were heard. I would rate all receptions as poor with a lot of interference between stations on-channel. For this reception the Tecsun PL-200 was used to prevent "pumping"



0520 WICK Scranton PA 1kW unlim. 229.16 km

0533 KADR Elkader IA 1kW unlim. 1529.12 km

0536 WBAT Marion IL 1kW/1kW 1075.69 km

0539 WVAE Biddeford ME 1kW unlim. 299.15 km

0545 WZAZ Jacksonville FL 1kW unlim. 1467.99 km



Total stations stands at 420 including these.



OT: Last two mornings 0400 to 0500 EDT, ABC radio on 9580 or 9590 kHz has been exceptional around here. The PL-310 has been indicating high 50's low 60's dbu:25 S/N. Yesterday 9590 > 9580, today vice-versa. /OT



Paul S. in CT


Puyallup, WA TP's for 3-29.. 1575 kHz Mix Again

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
Thanks to Bill, Dennis and Nick for their TP reports, which are always interesting to read.
 
This morning the high band seemed pretty healthy (along with the wind, in the back yard) on the 7.5" loopstick PL-380, inductively coupled to the 7.5' PVC loop. 1134-KBS, 1377-China and 1566-HLAZ had decent audio in and out from 1330-1345, while 1503-JOUK also produced weak audio.
 
There was no sign of Nick's 1476 kHz mystery here, but my own high-band mystery was back, with a presumed 1575-AFN (playing pop music) weakly mixing in under a healthy-sounding VOA-Thailand around 1342 UTC: http://www.mediafire.com/?umdhrengzjy . Propagation just wasn't good enough to try for an ID around the 1400 TOH, however, with bright daylight in Puyallup now making all TP signals dive before that time. In general, though, the TP morning was quite interesting, especially for this late in the season.
 
73, Gary DeBock
 
Spotting receiver: Modified ICF-2010 (30" loopstick)
Main receiver: Modified Tecsun PL-380 (7.5" loopstick)
7.5' PVC-framed tuned passive loop (in the windy back yard)   http://www.mediafire.com/file/kmjuzy1hmxz/7.5'-PVC-Loop.jpg 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Re: Graveyarding on 1400 kHz

Russ Edmunds <wb2bjh@...>
 

What you heard as WBAT may not be. It could easily have been a dual ID for WBAE and WVAE which are parallel.

Receptions of either KADR or WZAZ on an ultralight from CT would be nothing short of spectacular !

Russ Edmunds
Blue Bell, PA ( 360' ASL )
[15 mi NNW of Philadelphia]
40:08:45N; 75:16:04W, Grid FN20id

FM: Yamaha T-80 & Onkyo T-450RDS w/ APS9B @15'
AM: Modified Sony ICF 2010 barefoot


--- On Mon, 3/29/10, ferrite61 wrote:

From: ferrite61
Subject: [ultralightdx] Graveyarding on 1400 kHz
To: ultralightdx@...
Date: Monday, March 29, 2010, 9:50 AM

 

Did some listening on 1400 kHz early this AM. Between 0515 and 0545 I caught 5 station names one was a real ID.

First was WICK mention with Fox Sports ID at 0520 EDT.

About 10 minutes later I was hearing partials like KA?R and ?ADR for a few minutes. Finally got a clear enough mention of KADR at 0533 EDT.

Very nice mentions of WBAT and WVAE a few minutes later at 0536 and 0539 EDT.

Right at 0545 I heard what sounded like WCAZ: I marked it as interchangeable on the C and Z. Had to look this one up and it solved as WZAZ.

I kept listening until almost 0630 EDT, but nothing other than locals WILI and WSTC were heard. I would rate all receptions as poor with a lot of interference between stations on-channel. For this reception the Tecsun PL-200 was used to prevent "pumping"

0520 WICK Scranton PA 1kW unlim. 229.16 km
0533 KADR Elkader IA 1kW unlim. 1529.12 km
0536 WBAT Marion IL 1kW/1kW 1075.69 km
0539 WVAE Biddeford ME 1kW unlim. 299.15 km
0545 WZAZ Jacksonville FL 1kW unlim. 1467.99 km

Total stations stands at 420 including these.

OT: Last two mornings 0400 to 0500 EDT, ABC radio on 9580 or 9590 kHz has been exceptional around here. The PL-310 has been indicating high 50's low 60's dbu:25 S/N. Yesterday 9590 > 9580, today vice-versa. /OT

Paul S. in CT



Graveyarding on 1400 kHz

ferrite61 <dxrx@...>
 

Did some listening on 1400 kHz early this AM. Between 0515 and 0545 I caught 5 station names one was a real ID.

First was WICK mention with Fox Sports ID at 0520 EDT.

About 10 minutes later I was hearing partials like KA?R and ?ADR for a few minutes. Finally got a clear enough mention of KADR at 0533 EDT.

Very nice mentions of WBAT and WVAE a few minutes later at 0536 and 0539 EDT.

Right at 0545 I heard what sounded like WCAZ: I marked it as interchangeable on the C and Z. Had to look this one up and it solved as WZAZ.

I kept listening until almost 0630 EDT, but nothing other than locals WILI and WSTC were heard. I would rate all receptions as poor with a lot of interference between stations on-channel. For this reception the Tecsun PL-200 was used to prevent "pumping"

0520 WICK Scranton PA 1kW unlim. 229.16 km
0533 KADR Elkader IA 1kW unlim. 1529.12 km
0536 WBAT Marion IL 1kW/1kW 1075.69 km
0539 WVAE Biddeford ME 1kW unlim. 299.15 km
0545 WZAZ Jacksonville FL 1kW unlim. 1467.99 km

Total stations stands at 420 including these.

OT: Last two mornings 0400 to 0500 EDT, ABC radio on 9580 or 9590 kHz has been exceptional around here. The PL-310 has been indicating high 50's low 60's dbu:25 S/N. Yesterday 9590 > 9580, today vice-versa. /OT

Paul S. in CT


1540 Bahamas Tip

Kirk <kirk74601@...>
 

I just received a tip that the Bahamas were hrd in the "eastern 2/3 of the US" on 1540 kHz last night. The times given were between 0700-0830+ UTC, but they may have been audible before that. I thought I'd pass that along in case anyone wants to give them a try. Now might be a good time to aim that antenna in their direction. Good luck!
73,

Kirk Allen
Pasadena, TX


Re: Small loop antennas

Russ Edmunds <wb2bjh@...>
 

Within certain limits, the larger the loop, the deeper the null and the more gain. The limits depend on other variables in loop design and construction.

Here on the East Coast, it is vital to be able to null domestic QRM to hear close split TA frequencies. The primary TA paths go right up along the coast, and the further inland one is, the more QRM there is to battle. In this situation, a good loop is used for both gain and null.

I've done some extensive comparisons between a 4' loop and a 2' loop, and I find that receiving location also plays a big part. When I lived in Northern NJ, I mostly used the 4' amplified loop with good results. My nearest locals were on the edge of the loop null, and were located some 20 miles away. Here, I've mostly used the unamplified 2' loop because with several strong locals within 5 miles, the gain provided by the larger loop is too much, even for domestic DX.

I think the two features of a loop are usually both needed, and hard to separate, since each is in part a function of the other. The larger loop has sharper and deeper nulls to go along with more gain.

Russ Edmunds
Blue Bell, PA ( 360' ASL )
[15 mi NNW of Philadelphia]
40:08:45N; 75:16:04W, Grid FN20id

FM: Yamaha T-80 & Onkyo T-450RDS w/ APS9B @15'
AM: Modified Sony ICF 2010 barefoot


--- On Sun, 3/28/10, D1028Gary@... wrote:

From: D1028Gary@...
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Re: Small loop antennas
To: ultralightdx@...
Date: Sunday, March 28, 2010, 8:24 PM

 

Hello Nick,
 
Thanks for your comments on this, which certainly come from extensive technical experience.
 
To be honest, I haven't really found it necessary to null out very many stations during TP-DXing, since here in Puyallup we typically have domestic splatter coming from either the south (California and Oregon) or the north (Seattle and Vancouver). With the general Asian TP bearing at around 310 degrees, whenever the large loops are directed for Asian reception, the domestic stations are already fairly well nulled out by the large loops.
 
There are special situations like chasing TP-DX on domestic frequencies like 810 or 1170 kHz (where the loops must produce a deep null on domestic stations for success), or when chasing TP's adjacent to semi-locals (on 711, 819, etc). Like you mentioned, I've generally found the signal gain provided by the large loops to more than compensate for any limitation in nulling ability, relative to the smaller-sized loops. A small loop could possibly produce a deeper null, but deep nulls are fairly useless without the antenna gain to receive a DX signal in the null. Most of our TP-DXing involves chasing weak signals at great distances, where antenna gain is really the primary factor for success. At least for my experience chasing TP-DX with the many PVC Loop sizes available here (18" up to 9'), I always choose the largest loop size practical for the weather conditions. The large loops always provide a combination of superior gain and acceptable nulling, at least for TP-DXing. Size really does matter :-)
 
73, Gary
 
   
 
In a message dated 3/28/2010 4:42:24 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, nhp@... writes:
 

Jim's comments that loops are usually most useful when they are used to null a signal, are well taken. One must remember however, that our nearest overseas stations on the west coast really are a good distance away, and often need all the help they can get in terms of signal boost.

I suspect the relative nulls on Gary's big loops might not even be as good as they are on a smaller loop, but the size really does seem to matter, and that they will pick up signals that would not be heard on a smaller loop even with sufficient amplification (have you ever tried this comparison Gary?). I'm not an antenna expert, but have heard this happen with corner fed loop antennas. The nulls aren't as good on the larger antenna, but the raw signal strength on the desired overseas DX is better, and that seems to make up for the poorer nulling, sometimes more than make up for it.

But, that's in an environment that is not loaded with nearby powerful transmitters. In such a location, the advice to go for an antenna that knocks down the powerhouses as much as possible, not deliver the maximum signal overall, is the advice to follow, I would think.

best wishes,

Nick


--- In ultralightdx@ yahoogroups. com, "jim_kr1s" wrote:
>
> (If tech stuff makes your eyes glaze over, skip ahead to paragraph 5.)

>
> The subject of small-loop antenna "gain" has been bandied about lately...... .

............ ....
In an rf-intense
> environment though, bigger is not necessarily better. The question is:
> If the interfering signal were not here, what is the minimum antenna
> size that would let me hear desired signals? It doesn't pay to scheme
> for trans-oceanic receptions when local interference makes even
> short-range domestic DXing impossible.
>



Re: Small loop antennas

Nick Hall-Patch
 

Jim's comments that loops are usually most useful when they are used to null a signal, are well taken. One must remember however, that our nearest overseas stations on the west coast really are a good distance away, and often need all the help they can get in terms of signal boost.

I suspect the relative nulls on Gary's big loops might not even be as good as they are on a smaller loop, but the size really does seem to matter, and that they will pick up signals that would not be heard on a smaller loop even with sufficient amplification (have you ever tried this comparison Gary?). I'm not an antenna expert, but have heard this happen with corner fed loop antennas. The nulls aren't as good on the larger antenna, but the raw signal strength on the desired overseas DX is better, and that seems to make up for the poorer nulling, sometimes more than make up for it.

But, that's in an environment that is not loaded with nearby powerful transmitters. In such a location, the advice to go for an antenna that knocks down the powerhouses as much as possible, not deliver the maximum signal overall, is the advice to follow, I would think.

best wishes,

Nick




--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "jim_kr1s" <jkearman@...> wrote:

(If tech stuff makes your eyes glaze over, skip ahead to paragraph 5.)


The subject of small-loop antenna "gain" has been bandied about lately.......
................
In an rf-intense
environment though, bigger is not necessarily better. The question is:
If the interfering signal were not here, what is the minimum antenna
size that would let me hear desired signals? It doesn't pay to scheme
for trans-oceanic receptions when local interference makes even
short-range domestic DXing impossible.


Re: Mexican Sta IDs in EE and UNID

Carl DeWhitt
 

Kirk:
I remember getting some laughs off Rev.Ike.:)XERF had some other brokered programming with some pretty strange characters as well.I,m not sure when they dropped their English programming.Maybe i can search that out on the web.I think i built a crystal radio and i also built a fox hole radio similar to what was built by American GIs during WW2 . It consisted of a card board tube from a used up toilet paper role or paper towel role,a coil of wire wound around it,a single edge razor blade for the detector,a pencil lead wired to a safety pin to tune in a station on the razor blade detector.This was all tacked to a thin board .A random wire sufficed for an antenna .Plans for these can probably be found on the web.
73
Carl DeWhitt
Maryville,TN

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "Kirk" <kirk74601@...> wrote:

One thing that really got the DXing bug to bite me was in 1969 taking electricity shop class in Jr. High. We built a crystal radio. I could pick up a whole TWO stations on it, our lcl WBBZ and also XERF after "Buzz" signed off at midnight. I still remember how excited I was to hear a station from Mexico on the little crystal set. Yes, I started climbing on roofs stringing wires a long time ago:-) Rev. Ike was a source of good comedy pgm'g I thought! Tnx for bringing back some fun memories.

Kirk Allen
Pasadena, TX

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "Carl" <carl_elissa@> wrote:

XERF back in the 60,s/70s was one of a small number of Mexican stations known as Border Blasters because of their high power.XERF ran 250 kw at one time.I think a few others had English such as XETRA maybe.Who can forget Wolfman Jack and the Rev.Ike and the like on XERF ? Too bad we are missing interesting programming like that on AM today.
73
Carl DeWhitt


Re: Small loop antennas

Gary DeBock
 

Hello Nick,
 
Thanks for your comments on this, which certainly come from extensive technical experience.
 
To be honest, I haven't really found it necessary to null out very many stations during TP-DXing, since here in Puyallup we typically have domestic splatter coming from either the south (California and Oregon) or the north (Seattle and Vancouver). With the general Asian TP bearing at around 310 degrees, whenever the large loops are directed for Asian reception, the domestic stations are already fairly well nulled out by the large loops.
 
There are special situations like chasing TP-DX on domestic frequencies like 810 or 1170 kHz (where the loops must produce a deep null on domestic stations for success), or when chasing TP's adjacent to semi-locals (on 711, 819, etc). Like you mentioned, I've generally found the signal gain provided by the large loops to more than compensate for any limitation in nulling ability, relative to the smaller-sized loops. A small loop could possibly produce a deeper null, but deep nulls are fairly useless without the antenna gain to receive a DX signal in the null. Most of our TP-DXing involves chasing weak signals at great distances, where antenna gain is really the primary factor for success. At least for my experience chasing TP-DX with the many PVC Loop sizes available here (18" up to 9'), I always choose the largest loop size practical for the weather conditions. The large loops always provide a combination of superior gain and acceptable nulling, at least for TP-DXing. Size really does matter :-)
 
73, Gary
 
   
 

In a message dated 3/28/2010 4:42:24 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, nhp@... writes:
 

Jim's comments that loops are usually most useful when they are used to null a signal, are well taken. One must remember however, that our nearest overseas stations on the west coast really are a good distance away, and often need all the help they can get in terms of signal boost.

I suspect the relative nulls on Gary's big loops might not even be as good as they are on a smaller loop, but the size really does seem to matter, and that they will pick up signals that would not be heard on a smaller loop even with sufficient amplification (have you ever tried this comparison Gary?). I'm not an antenna expert, but have heard this happen with corner fed loop antennas. The nulls aren't as good on the larger antenna, but the raw signal strength on the desired overseas DX is better, and that seems to make up for the poorer nulling, sometimes more than make up for it.

But, that's in an environment that is not loaded with nearby powerful transmitters. In such a location, the advice to go for an antenna that knocks down the powerhouses as much as possible, not deliver the maximum signal overall, is the advice to follow, I would think.

best wishes,

Nick


--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "jim_kr1s" .> wrote:
>
> (If tech stuff makes your eyes glaze over, skip ahead to paragraph 5.)

>
> The subject of small-loop antenna "gain" has been bandied about lately.......

................
In an rf-intense
> environment though, bigger is not necessarily better. The question is:
> If the interfering signal were not here, what is the minimum antenna
> size that would let me hear desired signals? It doesn't pay to scheme
> for trans-oceanic receptions when local interference makes even
> short-range domestic DXing impossible.
>


Re: Got a question in reguards to the March 15, 2009, 960 WHYL DX test.

Joseph Miller <radiodxer2000@...>
 

Thanks Russ!!!
 


--- On Sun, 3/28/10, Russ Edmunds wrote:

From: Russ Edmunds <wb2bjh@...>
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Got a question in reguards to the March 15, 2009, 960 WHYL DX test.
To: ultralightdx@...
Date: Sunday, March 28, 2010, 10:19 AM



I am checking on the status of these. Hold tight.

Russ Edmunds
Blue Bell, PA ( 360' ASL )
[15 mi NNW of Philadelphia]
40:08:45N; 75:16:04W, Grid FN20id

FM: Yamaha T-80 & Onkyo T-450RDS w/ APS9B @15'
AM: Modified Sony ICF 2010 barefoot

--- On Sun, 3/28/10, Joseph Miller wrote:

From: Joseph Miller
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Got a question in reguards to the March 15, 2009, 960 WHYL DX test.
To: ultralightdx@...
Date: Sunday, March 28, 2010, 10:05 AM

 
Hi Alex,
 
I'm in the same boat, logged, recorded, submitted, follow-up, still no response...
 
73 de Joe, KJ8O
 


--- On Fri, 3/26/10, Alex K. wrote:

From: Alex K.
Subject: [ultralightdx] Got a question in reguards to the March 15, 2009, 960 WHYL DX test.
To: "ABDX" , ODXA@yahoogroups. com, "Ultralight DX"
Date: Friday, March 26, 2010, 4:47 PM



Back on March 15, 2009,  WHYL 960 in Carlise, PA held a DX test. I mailed out a reception report, with the required information. Including a cassette tape, SASE and a green stamp. It now been over a year and I've E-mailed Bruce Collier twice with no response.

  The question I have is this. Has anyone else on these boards send in far a QSL for the same DX test, and received a response???


Thank You,

Alex N8UCN / KOH8IG / SWLR-RN037

"The ear of the Cin-Day corridor!!!! " 









Re: Got a question in reguards to the March 15, 2009, 960 WHYL DX test.

Russ Edmunds <wb2bjh@...>
 

WHYL is a very shoestring operation in terms of personnel, and as a new ownership group within the past year plus, everybody is doing double-duty selling. As I posted earlier, I'm trying to see if there's a way to get things moving.

Russ Edmunds
Blue Bell, PA ( 360' ASL )
[15 mi NNW of Philadelphia]
40:08:45N; 75:16:04W, Grid FN20id

FM: Yamaha T-80 & Onkyo T-450RDS w/ APS9B @15'
AM: Modified Sony ICF 2010 barefoot


--- On Sun, 3/28/10, Drew wrote:

From: Drew
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: Got a question in reguards to the March 15, 2009, 960 WHYL DX test.
To: ultralightdx@...
Date: Sunday, March 28, 2010, 12:56 PM

 


You make like the fifth person, I know that didn't get a response, so I know it can't be case of lost or stolen mail, and something on the stations end.

I'm not happy to have over a year go by, and not get a response either way. Especially with me providing return postage and a green stamp on top of it! Even if it was rejected at least let me know or respond to my E-mail inquiry at the very least as a courtesy to let us know we are not forgotten, if he's very busy, as many station engineers are.

Thanks for the replies,

Alex N8UCN / KOH8IG / SWLR-RN037

"The ear of the Cin-Day corridor!!"



Re: Pasadena Loggings 3/27 UTC

Gary DeBock
 

Hi Carl,
 
Thanks for your comments about single frequency propagation, noticed by Kirk.
 
Guy Atkins (a noted Perseus-SDR DXer) lives only about 4 miles away from me here in Puyallup, WA, but we have noticed major differences in TP propagation, even within the same small city. We have both received fairly strong TP's on certain frequencies that the other had no trace of, while listening at the same time. On other days, though, the TP's we hear are basically the same. It's one of the mysteries of propagation, that makes it so fascinating.
 
73, Gary
 

  In a message dated 3/28/2010 5:23:46 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, carl_elissa@... writes:
 

Kirk and Gary:
Your discussion of single frequency propagation is an interesting one.
This could be really useful when scanning the band if we notice one frequency enhanced.I wonder if we might notice one enhanced frequency in one part of the country and different enhanced frequencies in other parts of the country.This warrants further study and investigation.
73
Carl DeWhitt
Maryville,TN.

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "Kirk" ..> wrote:
>
>
> Probably the unusually good
> > single-frequency propagation that we experienced was related to sudden (and
> > temporary) changes in the ionosphere. Maybe that's one reason why the
> > hobby is so fascinating?
> >
> > 73, Gary
> >
> >
> > Gary, I appreciate your feedback on the subject of single freq enhancement. I agree that's a super-interesting aspect of propagation which might remain a mystery forever...maybe.
> 73,
> Kirk Allen
> Pasadena, TX
> >
>
> >
>


Re: Mexican Sta IDs in EE and UNID

Kirk <kirk74601@...>
 

One thing that really got the DXing bug to bite me was in 1969 taking electricity shop class in Jr. High. We built a crystal radio. I could pick up a whole TWO stations on it, our lcl WBBZ and also XERF after "Buzz" signed off at midnight. I still remember how excited I was to hear a station from Mexico on the little crystal set. Yes, I started climbing on roofs stringing wires a long time ago:-) Rev. Ike was a source of good comedy pgm'g I thought! Tnx for bringing back some fun memories.

Kirk Allen
Pasadena, TX

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "Carl" <carl_elissa@...> wrote:

XERF back in the 60,s/70s was one of a small number of Mexican stations known as Border Blasters because of their high power.XERF ran 250 kw at one time.I think a few others had English such as XETRA maybe.Who can forget Wolfman Jack and the Rev.Ike and the like on XERF ? Too bad we are missing interesting programming like that on AM today.
73
Carl DeWhitt


Re: Got a question in reguards to the March 15, 2009, 960 WHYL DX test.

Alex
 

You make like the fifth person, I know that didn't get a response, so I know it can't be case of lost or stolen mail, and something on the stations end.

I'm not happy to have over a year go by, and not get a response either way. Especially with me providing return postage and a green stamp on top of it! Even if it was rejected at least let me know or respond to my E-mail inquiry at the very least as a courtesy to let us know we are not forgotten, if he's very busy, as many station engineers are.

Thanks for the replies,

Alex N8UCN / KOH8IG / SWLR-RN037

"The ear of the Cin-Day corridor!!"


Re: Got a question in reguards to the March 15, 2009, 960 WHYL DX test.

Russ Edmunds <wb2bjh@...>
 

I am checking on the status of these. Hold tight.

Russ Edmunds
Blue Bell, PA ( 360' ASL )
[15 mi NNW of Philadelphia]
40:08:45N; 75:16:04W, Grid FN20id

FM: Yamaha T-80 & Onkyo T-450RDS w/ APS9B @15'
AM: Modified Sony ICF 2010 barefoot


--- On Sun, 3/28/10, Joseph Miller wrote:

From: Joseph Miller
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Got a question in reguards to the March 15, 2009, 960 WHYL DX test.
To: ultralightdx@...
Date: Sunday, March 28, 2010, 10:05 AM

 

Hi Alex,
 
I'm in the same boat, logged, recorded, submitted, follow-up, still no response...
 
73 de Joe, KJ8O
 


--- On Fri, 3/26/10, Alex K. wrote:

From: Alex K.
Subject: [ultralightdx] Got a question in reguards to the March 15, 2009, 960 WHYL DX test.
To: "ABDX" , ODXA@yahoogroups. com, "Ultralight DX"
Date: Friday, March 26, 2010, 4:47 PM



Back on March 15, 2009,  WHYL 960 in Carlise, PA held a DX test. I mailed out a reception report, with the required information. Including a cassette tape, SASE and a green stamp. It now been over a year and I've E-mailed Bruce Collier twice with no response.

  The question I have is this. Has anyone else on these boards send in far a QSL for the same DX test, and received a response???


Thank You,

Alex N8UCN / KOH8IG / SWLR-RN037

"The ear of the Cin-Day corridor!!!! " 






The Week's ULR Loggings

Jim <va3jno@...>
 

Radio Used.........................................barefoot Tecsun PL-380
Total ULR Loggings (Port Dover)....................318

560 WFRB Frostburg MD. WFRB ID only at 1900 EDT March 20. Very poor. 5kW/55W.

560 WFIL Philadelphia PA. Religious program, ad for "Best of the Bible", an interactive bible. "Christian Radio 5-60 WFIL" at 1857 EDT March 21. Very poor. 5kW.

580 CFRA Ottawa ON. Local news with several mentions of CFRA at 1901-1904 EDT March 25. Fair but rapidly deteriorated to unintelligible by 1904. 50kW/10kW.

750 WBMD Baltimore MD. Male preacher. "WBMD" ID at 1914 EDT March 25. Very poor initially, but improving. 730W daytimer.

890 WKNV Fairlawn VA. Southern gospel music, "8-90 WKNV Fairlawn" at 1929 EDT March 25 sign-off. Poor to very poor. 10kW daytimer.

1280 WHVR Hanover PA. C&W music, "Real Country 12-80 WHVR" ID at 1911 EDT March 26. Poor. 5kW/500W.

1350 WINY Putnam CT. WINY ID popped up at 1924 EDT March 26, and then gone again. Several minutes later there was a weak station playing 50's music that could have been this station. Very poor and only momentary. 5kW/79W.

1350 WCHI Chillicothe OH. Oldies music, WCHI ID at 1933, weather forecast and WCHI ID at 1946 EDT March 26, and back into oldies (60's and possibly early 70's) music. Poor to very poor. 1kW/28W.

Jim Orcheson
Port Dover, Ontario


Re: Got a question in reguards to the March 15, 2009, 960 WHYL DX test.

Joseph Miller <radiodxer2000@...>
 

Hi Alex,
 
I'm in the same boat, logged, recorded, submitted, follow-up, still no response...
 
73 de Joe, KJ8O
 


--- On Fri, 3/26/10, Alex K. wrote:

From: Alex K.
Subject: [ultralightdx] Got a question in reguards to the March 15, 2009, 960 WHYL DX test.
To: "ABDX" , ODXA@..., "Ultralight DX"
Date: Friday, March 26, 2010, 4:47 PM



Back on March 15, 2009,  WHYL 960 in Carlise, PA held a DX test. I mailed out a reception report, with the required information. Including a cassette tape, SASE and a green stamp. It now been over a year and I've E-mailed Bruce Collier twice with no response.

  The question I have is this. Has anyone else on these boards send in far a QSL for the same DX test, and received a response???


Thank You,

Alex N8UCN / KOH8IG / SWLR-RN037

"The ear of the Cin-Day corridor!!!!" 





MI LOG

wa8lcz
 

26Mar2010 Fri - nothing

27Mar2010 Sat
790 WSGW Saginaw MI 2110 EDT 5k 1k 81 mi talk radio clark howard #273

28Mar2010 Sat
930 WBCK Battle Creek MI 0819 EDT 5k 1k 112 mi country #274
**** home of Kelloggs Cereal, Keebler, Cheez-it http://www2.kelloggs.com/


i've been disappointed at the fewer number of stations received this month. 41 for Feb and 21 for March. so i took a look at my stations logged and found more stations heard after 9pm than usual, and most stations are east or west of MI, the only good DX to the south is Cuba, running somewhere between 30kw and 150kw. i cant even hear TN.
sunrise is ok, sunset is ok, but more time needs to be spent after 9pm.

Mar 2010 my log shows
8 stations in morning
13 stations in evening, 7 before 9pm and 6 after 9pm and i havent been spending much time listening after 9pm.
cuba 2211, 2058, 2330 EDT between 9 and 1130 pm

back in 2002, in my crystal radio days, i remember having to wait till 1145 pm just to hear Iowa 1040 WHO. in the last year i've been picking up 5 Iowa stations early in the evenings.


Byron wa8lcz nr Detroit Mi
Kenwood TS450S, JPS DSP, loop 26 in sq


Re: Mexican Sta IDs in EE and UNID

Carl DeWhitt
 

XERF back in the 60,s/70s was one of a small number of Mexican stations known as Border Blasters because of their high power.XERF ran 250 kw at one time.I think a few others had English such as XETRA maybe.Who can forget Wolfman Jack and the Rev.Ike and the like on XERF ? Too bad we are missing interesting programming like that on AM today.
73
Carl DeWhitt
Maryville,TN.

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "Kirk" <kirk74601@...> wrote:

I didn't stumble across anything new tonight, but one sta worth noting was the following (SRF-59 w/ SAT per usual almost) Also an UNID I could use some help with...not many details to go on though.

800, XEZR, Zaragoza, CO, 0900 UTC, 3/28/10, Tuned in a few min before the TOH. Sta had a fair sig w/ vcl mx. M ancr then gave a full ID in ENGLISH followed by a SS ID. I was unable to copy word for word, but the call ltrs were quite clear. That's a first for me...never hrd an XE ID in EE on MW with the exception of XERF back in the 60's/early 70's. I thought you all might find this interesting.

UNID, 1570, 0736-0749 UTC, 3/28/10, unknown sta playing oldies, "Seasons in the Sun" was hrd. Rapidly faded out never to return to my knowledge. You guys down here have any ideas on who this might have been?? Any help would sure be appreciated. I'd never been able to get much audio out of any other sta on 1570 besides XERF since I've been in TX.

Take care my friends and 73 for now,

Kirk Allen
Pasadena, TX