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Phil Bytheway <phil_tekno@...>
 

I'm Phil Bytheway... EiC of IRCA's "DX Monitor".
Have a couple of ULR and have been "fiddling" with them for some time now.
Nothing logged in the fantastic range... but really enjoy tuning around.

Phil B


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Hello : )

Paul Logan
 

Hi all,

great to read all the posts here and see the UL sensation going global!.

Well, 2/3 of the way into my 30 day challenge in the style of Rob Ross and I've hit 300 loggings. Im in love with the SRF 59!

Did my first albeit haphazard alignment tonight  went out and bought another SRF59 and was pleased to see it covered exactly the Euro MW band. Much different than the one i bought on ebay which covers from just below 500 khz to 1650!. ( Can i add hams logged on 500khz to my log? i heard GI3PDN the other night at a distance of about 100 miles - he was running - get this - 100 milliwatts!)

Anyway i managed to get the radio apart and first widened out receive from 531 to about 1703 khz. then removed a little of the wax holding the smaller coil on the ferrite slid it a few mm to the right and heard a marked jump in signal strength which seems to hold for the bottom of the band.i didnt do much experimenting with this just left it where i first moved it to.

I next did the tune up for 1400 khz- but was dissapointed with the results -  i thought I had left the top end of MW a bit deaf so I tuned up again but this time on a weak signal at about 1650 khz. i've left it like this. Definitely an improvement but i cant say its outperforming the original, perhaps the new one was just a wee tad deaf.

Anyway, conditions are rubbish tonight but I've still heard a few weak ones at the top of the x band with the addition of a 4 foot loop - prolly WLAA on 1680 and KVNS on 1700.

These radios are SO much fun.Still would like to see one tweaked by someone who REALLY knows what they are doing - think Gary is helping me out on this score -

regards to all -  and thanks for the space to share the fun



Paul Logan,
Lisnaskea, N. Ireland

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Re: ETON E100...Not The E-1!!!

robert ross
 

At 09:07 PM 3/28/2008, you wrote:

Hey, Rob.... oh ye of many superb receivers...

I think that you were DXing on your new Eton e100 ultralight, not your big
bulky-but-wonderful Eton E1 "porta-top receiver" as you stated. This
error indicates many things:

1. It is possible to have too many receivers (no! no! it ain't so!)
2. Eton should do a better job of selecting model numbers.... an E1 and an
E100 are very different radios, but easily confused model numbers.
3. Since I'm older than you, Rob, I can promise you that the confusion
only increases with age.

(uhhhh, you did mean the e-100, right :>)

Yeah John....it looks like I'm well on my way to Senility!!!! You're
right...it was the E-100 Model. Guess I'm now sentenced to 30 Days with
only my PRISON ULR to listen to eh?????

Ha.........and I even Proof read that message!!! AHHAHAHHA...

73....ROB.



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

Antique/Vintage Radio Enthusiast
Amateur Radio Stations VA3SW/VE3JFC

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ETON E100.....Ultralight DX Logs Correction.......

robert ross
 

Hi Guys:

The previous message with the 2 ULR Logs were made with an ETON
E-100.....Not an E1. Sorry for forgetting the 2 ZEROS!!

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: ETON E1.....Ultralight DX Logs last night.....2 New Stations for ULR LOG!!

John H. Bryant <bjohnorcas@...>
 

Hey, Rob.... oh ye of many superb receivers...

I think that you were DXing on your new Eton e100 ultralight, not your big bulky-but-wonderful Eton E1 "porta-top receiver"  as you stated. This error indicates many things:

1. It is possible to have too many receivers (no! no! it ain't so!)
2. Eton should do a better job of selecting model numbers.... an E1 and an E100 are very different radios, but easily confused model numbers.
3. Since I'm older than you, Rob, I can promise you that the confusion only increases with age.

(uhhhh, you did mean the e-100, right :>)

For those of you who don't know either of us, I've known/known of Rob for more than a generation and, as he well knows, I'm deeply jealous of his multitude of receivers, past and present.   

John B.
Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA
Rcvrs: WiNRADiO 313e, Eton e1, NRD-535(kiwa-mods) + flock of Ultralights
Antennas: 700' NE/SW mini-Bev, Wellbrook Phased Array (pre-production version)


At 08:36 PM 3/28/2008 -0400, you wrote:

Hi Guys:

Well....we had some Auroral conditions last night that pretty much
messed up the BCB ......not much heard from anywhere.....including the
south....but did manage 2 New Loggings for the ULR Log including one
GRAVEYARDER!!

ULR Log Totals are now......................447 Stations Heard

Loggings below made on the NEW ETON E1 ULR Radio.

Still haven't had much time to DX with the new Eton E1 ULR yet...so it
remains to be seen just what it can do....especially under better conditions.

73...........ROB.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
1550 WAZX Smyrna, GA. Mar/27/08 2303 EDT SPANISH GD
Lively Mexican flavoured Vocals and Accordion Music. Many ID's as
"La Que Buena". Not much talk....mostly Music and many ID's.

RELOG....New to Ultralight 50 KW/500 Watts Nights
ROSS, ONT.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
1490 WOHI East Liverpool, OHIO Mar/27/08 2352 EDT EE FR
Ad for "Team Toyota.....at the top of the hill in STEUBENVILLE".
Another ad for Proper Diets/Eating.

RELOG..........New to Ultralight 1 KW
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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ETON E1.....Ultralight DX Logs last night.....2 New Stations for ULR LOG!!

robert ross
 

Hi Guys:

Well....we had some Auroral conditions last night that pretty much
messed up the BCB ......not much heard from anywhere.....including the
south....but did manage 2 New Loggings for the ULR Log including one
GRAVEYARDER!!

ULR Log Totals are now......................447 Stations Heard

Loggings below made on the NEW ETON E1 ULR Radio.

Still haven't had much time to DX with the new Eton E1 ULR yet...so it
remains to be seen just what it can do....especially under better conditions.

73...........ROB.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
1550 WAZX Smyrna, GA. Mar/27/08 2303 EDT SPANISH GD
Lively Mexican flavoured Vocals and Accordion Music. Many ID's as
"La Que Buena". Not much talk....mostly Music and many ID's.

RELOG....New to Ultralight 50 KW/500 Watts Nights
ROSS, ONT.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
1490 WOHI East Liverpool, OHIO Mar/27/08 2352 EDT EE FR
Ad for "Team Toyota.....at the top of the hill in STEUBENVILLE".
Another ad for Proper Diets/Eating.

RELOG..........New to Ultralight 1 KW
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: Hello : )

Gary DeBock
 

To Paul Logan,
 
     Hello and welcome!  You are absolutely right that I am helping you out with alignments-- your fully-aligned SRF-39FP and SRF-59 units went out today by USPS Priority Mail (about 7-10 business days to arrive in Northern Ireland, according to our local post office).  I'm very happy to send my first "export units" to Europe, and you may well be one of the first DXers in Europe to get a "Prison Radio," which is wildly popular here in North America, Paul. Its larger tuning dial, slightly superior audio quality and better sensitivity (than the SRF-59) make it the analog Ultralight of choice for TP DXers, here on the west coast of North America.
 
     Thanks again for checking in, and great DX to you!
 
                                                                                                  73,  Gary DeBock 




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Re: Introduction

robert ross
 

At 08:18 AM 3/28/2008, you wrote:

Hello Ultralight-DX friends,

It is a great idea to open this group. I come from the Crystal Rx hobby
as probably many of you.
I live in Switzerland and I am proud to own
a SFR-39, SFR-49 and SFR59. Two of them had to be aligned by me and now
reward me with fine reception. Recently I bought an SFR-T615, but I
must admit, that it is inferior to the analog classics. Adjacent
channel separation is better on the SFR-59 series.
This is very important where I live, because the European AM Band is
full of power stations.
I live in an appartement without outdoor antenna and ground. So I
like to go outside with an SFR-59 and enjoy clear reception free from
electrosmog interference.

Peter

Hello Peter.....very nice to have you on the list from Switzerland!!!!! As
well as all the UK fellows, and even a Brazilian DX'er who has been
checking in as well!! It looks like ULR DX'ing is well on it's way to
becoming a worldwide phenomena.....good show guys and the boys over here in
North America look forward to seeing your loggings and input on the Hobby
of ULR DX'ing.

Keep spreading the word guys and lets see what we can do with our tiny
radios........I don't believe we have even touched the surface of what's
possible with a little time and effort.

Welcome to all our World Wide list members....it's a pleasure to have you
aboard!! Your expertise and knowledge will prove most beneficial to all the
list members.

Regards..........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: Poor quality SRF59s - can they be aligned ?

Michael Slattery
 

On Fri, 28 Mar 2008 14:09:29 EDT, you wrote:

The alignment procedure usually gives a big boost in SRF-59
sensitivity, and should be considered by all owners to ensure maximum DX performance.
Greetings all from the city of Sheffield, Yorkshire, in the north
central part of England, UK!

So far I have had three examples of the SRF-59. All have the static
noise problem when tuning. All suffered the ferrite coil adjustment
being badly misaligned. As Gary says a big boost in overall
sensitivity and nulling is gained by alignment. Well worth doing.

The simplest way I've found to free the coil for alignment is to first
extricate the PCB from the case. For the protection of the components,
wrap some cardboard around the PCB leaving just the ferrite aerial and
the PCB area underneath it exposed. Then play some warm air from a
hair drier or carefully from a heat gun onto the exposed area of PCB
under the rod. Watch the condition of the wax noting when it has just
become molten at the point where it is in contact with the PCB. Try to
gently slide the coil side to side and when free simultaneously
withdraw the PCB from the warming airflow. Keep moving the coil from
side to side whilst the wax solidifies. Once the wax has solidified
the coil should remain free. It will look like there is a crack in the
wax between the coil and the PCB. Alignment can then commence.

Once alignment is complete, rewrap the PCB in the cardboard, reheat
the PCB under and around the ferrite aerial to remelt the wax. Tilt
the PCB so as to encourage the wax to bridge the coil and the PCB
until it appears fused as before.

I would encourage anyone to have ago at this. There is little to go
wrong as long as care is taken.

--
Michael G8PNX
wildbear@bigfoot.com


Good Feeling

slowfly55
 

Hello friends

I have many receivers, my wife says too many. But no one of these
DE1103, Redsun 2100, or more sophisticated receivers gives me
such a good feeling as a SRF-59 or SRF-39.

Of course a DE1103 is a fantastic receiver, much better than our
beloved Sonys. But using it I am never shure if it works really
at its best. Was I lucky, when I got it, or was that particular
one a bad aligned one? Align it myself is far beyond my possibilities.
So it is with all my receivers and often I think they should do better,
perhaps performance got worse with age.....

The Sonys are quite easy to align thanks to the good work of
www.dxer.ca. and with a Signal Generator and a DVM it can be done
quite precisely. Having done it I know, that my little machine
works at its best. For a long time I haven't experienced such a
good feeling with a receiver.

Peter


Re: Poor quality SRF59s - can they be aligned ?

slowfly55
 

Hi Dave and others

I have two SRF-59, one normal and one "Made in China", probably from
the same ebay-seller as you mention. After a little alignment of
the chinese I cannot say, which of the two is better. Performance,
e.i. sensitivity and selectivity of the China made SRF-59 is not
inferior.
Was I lucky or is it only a factory alignment problem?

Peter


Re: Poor quality SRF59s - can they be aligned ?

huelbe_garcia@...
 

Hi Gary,

thank you for your prompt reply your offer to make alignment for other
ULR-fans.

In your experience, is it enough to change the position of the smaller coil?
Or is it needed to also work at the bigger coil?

I found the smaller coil very easy to move around. However, I have no idea
how to move the bigger coil over the ferrite core. I think some soldering
work is necessary.

(just to make clear to all friends in this list: SRF59s have one ferrite rod
with two coils - the one to the left has almost two-times more wire than the
one to the right. Bryant and Gary, however, concluded it is electrically one
coil with taps.)

Huelbe

P.S.: I really apologize if my english does not 'sound' well. As I have
never lived abroad, perhaps my text may have expressions and grammar
constructions that are not-polite, rude or uncorteous. This is not intended.
:)

----- Original Message -----
From: D1028Gary@aol.com
Sent: Friday, March 28, 2008 12:34 PM
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Poor quality SRF59s - can they be aligned ?


To Dave Kenny, Huelbe Garcia and Others,

Concerning the Chinese factory alignments of the recent SRF-59 units,
it is typically not accurate, and new units are usually not as sensitive as
possible. After performing 38 SRF-59 alignments for others in North
America, I have discovered that the smaller coil on the loopstick is almost
never in the optimum position to peak a 600 kHz signal, and this simple
adjustment can make a huge difference in SRF-59 sensitivity.


73, Gary DeBock


Original "Ultra-fanatic"


Re: Introduction

Gary DeBock
 

Hello Peter,
 
     Thank you for your introduction, and let me join John in welcoming you to the growing worldwide Ultralight DX team.
 
     Your impressions of the Sony SRF-T615 were also noted during my 2008 Shootout review (posted on dxer.ca), in which the selectivity was found to be worse than that of the SRF-59/39FP analog units.  However, for those North American DXers fortunate enough to live in quiet locations, the SRF-T615 (with its superior sensitivity) has proven to be very popular.
 
     John and I are both thrilled that crystal radio enthusiasts are joining our Ultralight DX ranks, and we also are very pleased that the MWN articles have inspired serious European interest in pocket raidio DX.  Please keep us informed about your DX accomplishments, and we wish you the best.
 
                                                                                                    73,  Gary DeBock 




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Re: Poor quality SRF59s - can they be aligned ?

huelbe_garcia@...
 

Hi Dave, good day.

I also bought a SRF-59 (from a chinese seller) at eBay with a few problems.

The AM receiver had poor selectivity and images/mirroring about 100khz apart
from strong stations. The FM receiver started at 81MHz (I can hear the audio
from TV channel 5).

In my case, alignment by ear of the AM sector made the receiver work nice
again.

The service and alignment manual for SRF-PSY03 (it's identical to SRF-59)
was made available by our ULR fans at www.dxer.ca, under menu Ultra-light
file area.

For alignment procedure, you will have to move coil L5 over the ferrite rod.
As it has a kind of glue/wax, I am not sure what is the best way to remove
it. John Bryant (at the list-next-door UltraLightHotRodding) used a hair
dryer.

Good luck!

--hg

----- Original Message -----
From: "bdxcuk" <bdxc@bdxc.org.uk>
To: <ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Friday, March 28, 2008 11:04 AM
Subject: [ultralightdx] Poor quality SRF59s - can they be aligned ?


I've got two SRF59s but both are defective. One has a dial that only
tunes up to about 1550 kHz on MW and to about 107 MHz on FM.

The other is completely deaf and even reception of local AM stations
is poor and noisy.

It seems that quality control on these radios is not good.
Unfortunately I bought them via eBay so can't return them.

Does anyone know if these radios can be aligned to improve
performance? Any details would be welcome.

73s Dave Kenny
UK


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Re: Poor quality SRF59s - can they be aligned ?

Gary DeBock
 

Hi Again Huelbe,
 
     Please don't worry about English here-- if I had to write in Portuguese, it would be a true disaster.
 
     The SRF-59 (and SRF-39FP) loopstick does have both a larger and smaller coil, but only the smaller (movable) coil is necessary for alignment adjustment.  The larger (fixed) coil is glued in place, and is not designed to be moved at all.
 
     For alignment, remove all wax bonding the smaller coil to the ferrite bar, and tune in a signal around 600 kHz on the low end of the band.  Using a wooden probe, move the smaller coil about 5 mm either way from its original position, to find the spot of maximum signal reception of the 600 kHz station.  After finding this spot, either glue the coil in this position (if it has corrected the radio's sensitivity problem) or proceed to adjust the upper left trimmer capacitor on the tuner to peak a 1400 kHz signal (for full alignment).  My own alignment procedure is to peak both adjustments repeatedly, until no further improvement is gained.  Then, I glue the loopstick's smaller coil in the peak position, and reassemble the radio.
 
     The alignment procedure usually gives a big boost in SRF-59 sensitivity, and should be considered by all owners to ensure maximum DX performance.
 
                                                                                     73,  Gary DeBock




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Poor quality SRF59s - can they be aligned ?

bdxcuk <bdxc@...>
 

I've got two SRF59s but both are defective. One has a dial that only
tunes up to about 1550 kHz on MW and to about 107 MHz on FM.

The other is completely deaf and even reception of local AM stations
is poor and noisy.

It seems that quality control on these radios is not good.
Unfortunately I bought them via eBay so can't return them.

Does anyone know if these radios can be aligned to improve
performance? Any details would be welcome.

73s Dave Kenny
UK


Re: Introduction

John H. Bryant <bjohnorcas@...>
 

Peter,

WELCOME to the ultralightdx group and our community!!!  Those of us in North America have been having so much fun with these little wonders that we are doubly excited by a new DXer from across he ocean!  Be sure and take a look at the List of Ultralight Firsts and Records on the dxer.ca site. It is primarily a list for dxers in the Western Hemisphere, but the "world-wide" section is open to the accomplishments of DXers anywhere.  If enough Europeans become active in ultralighting, we'll have to help get a European-oriented list started.

For those of us from the traditional MW DX hobby, its doubly exciting to welcome another member from the world of crystal set DXing... we obviously have much to learn from the xtal crowd, for sure!

John B.
Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA
Rcvrs: WiNRADiO 313e, Eton e1, NRD-535(kiwa-mods) + flock of Ultralights
Antennas: 700' NE/SW mini-Bev, Wellbrook Phased Array (pre-production version)







At 12:18 PM 3/28/2008 +0000, you wrote:

Hello Ultralight-DX friends,

It is a great idea to open this group. I come from the Crystal Rx hobby
as probably many of you.
I live in Switzerland and I am proud to own
a SFR-39, SFR-49 and SFR59. Two of them had to be aligned by me and now
reward me with fine reception. Recently I bought an SFR-T615, but I
must admit, that it is inferior to the analog classics. Adjacent
channel separation is better on the SFR-59 series.
This is very important where I live, because the European AM Band is
full of power stations.
I live in an appartement without outdoor antenna and ground. So I
like to go outside with an SFR-59 and enjoy clear reception free from
electrosmog interference.

Peter















John B.
Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA
Rcvrs: WiNRADiO 313e, Eton e1, NRD-535(kiwa-mods)
Antennas: 700' NE/SW mini-Bev, Wellbrook Phased Array (pre-production version)


Introduction

slowfly55
 

Hello Ultralight-DX friends,

It is a great idea to open this group. I come from the Crystal Rx hobby
as probably many of you.
I live in Switzerland and I am proud to own
a SFR-39, SFR-49 and SFR59. Two of them had to be aligned by me and now
reward me with fine reception. Recently I bought an SFR-T615, but I
must admit, that it is inferior to the analog classics. Adjacent
channel separation is better on the SFR-59 series.
This is very important where I live, because the European AM Band is
full of power stations.
I live in an appartement without outdoor antenna and ground. So I
like to go outside with an SFR-59 and enjoy clear reception free from
electrosmog interference.

Peter


Re: Poor quality SRF59s - can they be aligned ?

Gary DeBock
 

To Dave Kenny, Huelbe Garcia and Others,
 
     Concerning the Chinese factory alignments of the recent SRF-59 units, it is typically not accurate, and new units are usually not as sensitive as possible.  After performing 38 SRF-59 alignments for others in North America,  I have discovered that the smaller coil on the loopstick is almost never in the optimum position to peak a 600 kHz signal, and this simple adjustment can make a huge difference in SRF-59 sensitivity.
 
     The disassembly of the SRF-59 is a little tricky, and the dial reassembly causes problems for many people.  For someone in North America, I can easily align the SRF-59's (or SRF-39FP's) for free (with return postage paid), and would be happy to do this for anyone in the world, if you can send the units to me here in the USA.  Completely defective units are rare, with the most common problem being a noisy tuning capacitor which induces static whenever the frequency is changed.  This happens only on about 10% of the units, but it is incurable without an impractical tuner replacement.
 
                                                                                                 73,  Gary DeBock
 
                                                                                                 Original "Ultra-fanatic"  




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Welcome, Everybody!

John H. Bryant <bjohnorcas@...>
 

Friends,

Its gratifying to find that we have over 25 members in less than 24 hours. Welcome to everyone! As moderator, I intend to mostly be invisible.... this is your site and your group to use to increase your own (and our mutual) enjoyment by DXing with these wonderful little radios. Some of us are interested in DXing with ultralights in a totally stock "barefoot" format, while others are interested in trying to get the most possible out of the basic ultralight receiver circuit. Both groups learn from the successes of each other.

Although this group and our files and message areas will be very useful to each of us, I'd strongly encourage you to regularly visit the Ultralight files area of dxer.ca. There is a treasure-trove of excellent information there. If you haven't gone over things there carefully, be sure to visit soon. If you aren't familiar with that site, it is at http://www.dxer.ca The Ultralight files area may be accessed from a button in the upper left of the home page. PLEASE NOTE, there are other Ultralight resources at dxer.ca. Look at the hyperlinks on each side of the home page.

My own role here, beside being an active participant, is that I'll act as file and photo librarian, keeping those areas in some kind of order and culling them from time to time, should we start running out of space.

I have several more things that I should talk about.... mostly about those photos and files... as well as a few other housekeeping chores, but I'm going to put those off until early next week. We are right in the middle of doing a major remodel to our house of 30 years here in Stillwater. We have several crews coming in (carpet, roofers, glaziers, plumbers) in the next few days and I'm also re-tiling the bathrooms myself while the rest of this happens around me. My time at the keyboard and radio will return to normal in about a week. In the meantime, the ultralightdx site is working well, so we are off and running.


John B.
Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA
Rcvrs: WiNRADiO 313e, Eton e1, NRD-535(kiwa-mods) + flocka Ultralights
Antennas: 700' NE/SW mini-Bev, Wellbrook Phased Array (pre-production version)

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