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Re: For Farmerik........Here's another Good FM Frequency List.......

Rik
 

Thanks! I was able to enter my location, and get lists of stations made with various criteria. I could not use the back button to to review a list I just had made though. That will be very useful. -FARMERIK

--- In ultralightdx@..., "Roy" <stewroy@...> wrote:

Here is another good source for FM Stations http://fmscan.org/
The website also has a search for AM stations as well.

Regards
Stew


--- In ultralightdx@..., "farmerik" <farmerik@> wrote:


Thanks - Those are good links. Anyone know of an FM list sorted more by region of the USA? States are small around Connecticut, and I could be getting stations from several. So far lists are all of USA or by state, and I would have to check several state lists. I am using an analog set with a whip right now, so I don't know the exact frequency or direction.

I should build a MOXON antenna from the article in the files section. Is anyone here using one of those? - FARMERIK


--- In ultralightdx@..., "Robert S.Ross VA3SW" <va3sw@> wrote:

On 12/02/2011 12:36 PM, Robert S.Ross VA3SW wrote:

On 12/02/2011 10:24 AM, farmerik wrote:

I have stumbled across some relatively distant FM stations recently,
and was wondering if some one here could write a brief paragraph
outlining FM DXing, or give a link to an over view page. Nothing
filled with detail or exotic antenna or modified radios, but some
general idea on how far away is FM DX.

I like the Radio Locater for AM, so I used that for these new finds
on FM. - FARMERIK
Here's another FM Frequency List which is maintained and Up to date!!!!

http://www.w9wi.com/fm-channel-index.html

73........ROB VA3SW


Stormwise monster ferrite Q

Kevin Schanilec
 

Hi all:

For the recent discussions that several of us have been having regarding the apparent lack of tuning sharpness of the 18" 800 mu Stormwise ferrite, I think Steve Ratzlaff's measurements are timely and very valuable. They seem to point out a clear conclusion which matches our results - the 800 mu ferrite is not particularly high in Q:

" With an 18" 800 mu rod and a 12" 600 mu rod: on the HP4342A Q meter both rods show poor Q, best of about 300, decreasing as you go up in frequency, with about 100 at MW. But my experimental data so far indicates that rod Q has little or nothing to do with actual signal sensitivity when used for actual listening. Rod length seems to be the primary factor with longer rods being better."

The good news is that ferrite length is the key parameter, provided one can get enough signal to the radio's internal ferrite to swamp it and take over the front end: this is difficult to do with the Tecsun DSP receivers' tuned front ends. However, I tried my tuned monster stick with a Tecsun PL-210 analog receiver, and it worked very well, at least as good as a 24" diagonal box loop. Steve's reception of distant beacons with the ferrite jacked straight into the PL-380 seem to speak for itself - no problem taking over the front end there!

Raph - your older 125 mu ferrite seems to be an very valuable piece of gear, since it has much higher Q than the currently-available 800 mu rods. With the 800 mu ferrites, it seems that direct attachment to the front end, or increasing Q via regeneration (which is what I am tinkering with) seem to be the way to go.

Kevin S
Bainbridge Island, WA


Re: Left Coast ULR Summit

John Cereghin <jcereghin@...>
 

Normal individuals?  My wife tells people that my hobby is listening to static on the radio!

And no, I have not heard India on MW on any radio from Delaware.


On Sun, Feb 13, 2011 at 12:01 AM, <D1028Gary@...> wrote:
 

Hello All,

This afternoon in Seattle (WA) various Ultralight group leaders and
tinkering fanatics gathered together at Bruce Portzer's house, in a
serious attempt to convince each other that they are halfway normal
individuals.

Included in this fine assembly were Guy Atkins (with his 18" Stormwise
loopstick PL-380), Chuck Hutton (the only DXer ever to have logged
India on an Ultralight radio in North America, from Newfoundland in
2008), Kevin Schanilec (fanatic tinkerer, newly hooked ULR- NDB chaser
and moderator of Ultralightdx), Phil Bytheway (ex-EIC of the IRCA, now
enjoying his free time with Ultralight radios) and me (generally
keeping the ferrite and PVC suppliers from feeling any recession). Jim
Kenny was also in attendance (expressing his skepticism that ULR's
would ever cross the "big pond" in NDB chasing), and also Walt Salmaniw
(who has used his E100 Slider model to post very detailed DXing reports
from the South Pacific, and Hawaii).

The weather was awful and the Seattle traffic was jammed as usual, but
there was a lot of creative energy in the Ultralight group contingent.
Thanks especially to Bruce and his wife for welcoming this diverse
group, and to Kevin and Guy for bringing their monster antennas to the
gathering (convincing me that I'm not the only eccentric tinkerer).
Fortunately, because of the rain and wind, I decided not to bring one
of the huge new portable PVC Loops (which might have upset my plan to
appear relatively sane).

73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)




--
John Cereghin WDX3IAO  KB3LYP
Smyrna, Delaware
My radio page www.pilgrimway.org/dx
The Ultralight Scoreboard  www.pilgrimway.org/ulradio


Re: NE Oregon ULR LF NDB first try

Kevin Schanilec
 

Wow Steve - talk about starting with a bang! 62 beacons, including 391-DDP (some 3500 miles away) sets the bar for ULR beaconing. As a veteran NDB DXer, I hope this opens up a new field of interest for you - Pacific beacons are next?

From a technical perspective, info on the type of wire and coil inductance on the 18-inch Stormwise ferrite would be helpful for those of us looking to have similarly fabulous results :-)

Kevin S
Bainbridge Island, WA

--- In ultralightdx@..., "Steve Ratzlaff" <steveratz@...> wrote:

My Stormwise order finally arrived yesterday, with an 18" 800 mu rod and a
12" 600 mu rod. On the HP4342A Q meter both rods show poor Q, best of about
300, decreasing as you go up in frequency, with about 100 at MW. But my
experimental data so far indicates that rod Q has little or nothing to do
with actual signal sensitivity when used for actual listening. Rod length
seems to be the primary factor with longer rods being better.
Today I finished up with the 18" rod with the coil connected directly to the
Tecsun PL-380 so the radio tunes the coil on the rod, with the internal rod
removed. This evening I spent a couple hours seeing if I could hear anything
on LF indoors. Upstairs I found a spot with lower noise than the rest of the
house--I can't listen at all in my downstairs bedroom/radio room. I listened
from about 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and managed to log 62 beacons, with the
farthest being 391 DDP in Puerto Rico. This is a powerful beacon, with 2-3
kW listed power, but I'm still pleased to snag it, especially indoors.
(During the day I tried going outside, where the house noise is mostly gone,
but far too cold and very windy today to spend much time out there.)
So, not a bad start and hopefully I'll be able to hear some more eventually!
73,
Steve
NE Oregon
Tecsun PL-380 with Stormwise 18" rod and homebrew 5/36 Litz coil replacing
internal rod

206 EF BC CAN 251 MI
211 HDG ID 246 MI
214 LU BC CAN 303 MI
219 OMK WA 209 MI
221 QU AB CAN 659 MI
223 YKA BC CAN 367 MI
227 CG BC CAN 265 MI
230 YD BC CAN 748 MI
236 YZA BC CAN 384 MI
238 MPA ID 155 MI
239 OJ AB CAN 894 MI
242 XC BC CAN 298 MI
242 ZT BC CAN 560 MI
245 HE BC CAN 307 MI
245 CRR MT 601 MI
248 WG MB CAN 997 MI
251 YCD BC CAN 368 MI
257 LW BC CAN 314 MI
264 SZT ID 195 MI
266 VR BC CAN 342 MI
269 YK BC CAN 256 MI
272 XS BC CAN 604 MI
275 GEY WY 486 MI
290 YYF BC CAN 278 MI
296 LGD OR 19 MI
305 ONO OR 119 MI
317 VC SK CAN 856 MI
326 DC BC CAN 292 MI
331 PS WA 71 MI
332 LBH OR 218 MI
332 VT SK CAN 817 MI
333 STI ID 206 MI
335 CVP MT 295 MI
338 PBT CA 438 MI
344 FCH CA 622 MI
344 XX BC CAN 316 MI
344 BKU MT 658 MI
350 NY BC CAN 350 MI
350 SWU ID 322 MI
353 AL WA 40 MI
359 YQZ BC CAN 547 MI
359 BO ID 160 MI
362 RPX MT 453 MI
365 DPY WA 164 MI
368 SX BC CAN 315 MI
368 ZP BC CAN 810 MI
371 ITU MT 334 MI
371 TVY UT 446 MI
371 YK WA 132 MI
374 EX BC CAN 306 MI
378 OT OR 349 MI
382 YE BC CAN 932 MI
385 WL BC CAN 486 MI
386 HAU MT 303 MI
391 DDP PUERTO RICO 3474 MI
400 QQ BC CAN 433 MI
404 MOG CA 351 MI
408 MW WA 121 MI
411 RD OR 175 MI
414 LYI MT 210 MI
515 SAK MT 237 MI
521 INE MT 197 MI


NE Oregon ULR LF NDB first try

Steve Ratzlaff <steveratz@...>
 

My Stormwise order finally arrived yesterday, with an 18" 800 mu rod and a 12" 600 mu rod. On the HP4342A Q meter both rods show poor Q, best of about 300, decreasing as you go up in frequency, with about 100 at MW. But my experimental data so far indicates that rod Q has little or nothing to do with actual signal sensitivity when used for actual listening. Rod length seems to be the primary factor with longer rods being better.
Today I finished up with the 18" rod with the coil connected directly to the Tecsun PL-380 so the radio tunes the coil on the rod, with the internal rod removed. This evening I spent a couple hours seeing if I could hear anything on LF indoors. Upstairs I found a spot with lower noise than the rest of the house--I can't listen at all in my downstairs bedroom/radio room. I listened from about 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and managed to log 62 beacons, with the farthest being 391 DDP in Puerto Rico. This is a powerful beacon, with 2-3 kW listed power, but I'm still pleased to snag it, especially indoors. (During the day I tried going outside, where the house noise is mostly gone, but far too cold and very windy today to spend much time out there.)
So, not a bad start and hopefully I'll be able to hear some more eventually!
73,
Steve
NE Oregon
Tecsun PL-380 with Stormwise 18" rod and homebrew 5/36 Litz coil replacing internal rod

206 EF BC CAN 251 MI
211 HDG ID 246 MI
214 LU BC CAN 303 MI
219 OMK WA 209 MI
221 QU AB CAN 659 MI
223 YKA BC CAN 367 MI
227 CG BC CAN 265 MI
230 YD BC CAN 748 MI
236 YZA BC CAN 384 MI
238 MPA ID 155 MI
239 OJ AB CAN 894 MI
242 XC BC CAN 298 MI
242 ZT BC CAN 560 MI
245 HE BC CAN 307 MI
245 CRR MT 601 MI
248 WG MB CAN 997 MI
251 YCD BC CAN 368 MI
257 LW BC CAN 314 MI
264 SZT ID 195 MI
266 VR BC CAN 342 MI
269 YK BC CAN 256 MI
272 XS BC CAN 604 MI
275 GEY WY 486 MI
290 YYF BC CAN 278 MI
296 LGD OR 19 MI
305 ONO OR 119 MI
317 VC SK CAN 856 MI
326 DC BC CAN 292 MI
331 PS WA 71 MI
332 LBH OR 218 MI
332 VT SK CAN 817 MI
333 STI ID 206 MI
335 CVP MT 295 MI
338 PBT CA 438 MI
344 FCH CA 622 MI
344 XX BC CAN 316 MI
344 BKU MT 658 MI
350 NY BC CAN 350 MI
350 SWU ID 322 MI
353 AL WA 40 MI
359 YQZ BC CAN 547 MI
359 BO ID 160 MI
362 RPX MT 453 MI
365 DPY WA 164 MI
368 SX BC CAN 315 MI
368 ZP BC CAN 810 MI
371 ITU MT 334 MI
371 TVY UT 446 MI
371 YK WA 132 MI
374 EX BC CAN 306 MI
378 OT OR 349 MI
382 YE BC CAN 932 MI
385 WL BC CAN 486 MI
386 HAU MT 303 MI
391 DDP PUERTO RICO 3474 MI
400 QQ BC CAN 433 MI
404 MOG CA 351 MI
408 MW WA 121 MI
411 RD OR 175 MI
414 LYI MT 210 MI
515 SAK MT 237 MI
521 INE MT 197 MI


Left Coast ULR Summit

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,

This afternoon in Seattle (WA) various Ultralight group leaders and
tinkering fanatics gathered together at Bruce Portzer's house, in a
serious attempt to convince each other that they are halfway normal
individuals.

Included in this fine assembly were Guy Atkins (with his 18" Stormwise
loopstick PL-380), Chuck Hutton (the only DXer ever to have logged
India on an Ultralight radio in North America, from Newfoundland in
2008), Kevin Schanilec (fanatic tinkerer, newly hooked ULR- NDB chaser
and moderator of Ultralightdx), Phil Bytheway (ex-EIC of the IRCA, now
enjoying his free time with Ultralight radios) and me (generally
keeping the ferrite and PVC suppliers from feeling any recession). Jim
Kenny was also in attendance (expressing his skepticism that ULR's
would ever cross the "big pond" in NDB chasing), and also Walt Salmaniw
(who has used his E100 Slider model to post very detailed DXing reports
from the South Pacific, and Hawaii).

The weather was awful and the Seattle traffic was jammed as usual, but
there was a lot of creative energy in the Ultralight group contingent.
Thanks especially to Bruce and his wife for welcoming this diverse
group, and to Kevin and Guy for bringing their monster antennas to the
gathering (convincing me that I'm not the only eccentric tinkerer).
Fortunately, because of the rain and wind, I decided not to bring one
of the huge new portable PVC Loops (which might have upset my plan to
appear relatively sane).

73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)


Re: For Farmerik........Here's another Good FM Frequency List.......

Roy <stewroy@...>
 

Here is another good source for FM Stations http://fmscan.org/
The website also has a search for AM stations as well.

Regards
Stew

--- In ultralightdx@..., "farmerik" <farmerik@...> wrote:


Thanks - Those are good links. Anyone know of an FM list sorted more by region of the USA? States are small around Connecticut, and I could be getting stations from several. So far lists are all of USA or by state, and I would have to check several state lists. I am using an analog set with a whip right now, so I don't know the exact frequency or direction.

I should build a MOXON antenna from the article in the files section. Is anyone here using one of those? - FARMERIK


--- In ultralightdx@..., "Robert S.Ross VA3SW" <va3sw@> wrote:

On 12/02/2011 12:36 PM, Robert S.Ross VA3SW wrote:

On 12/02/2011 10:24 AM, farmerik wrote:

I have stumbled across some relatively distant FM stations recently,
and was wondering if some one here could write a brief paragraph
outlining FM DXing, or give a link to an over view page. Nothing
filled with detail or exotic antenna or modified radios, but some
general idea on how far away is FM DX.

I like the Radio Locater for AM, so I used that for these new finds
on FM. - FARMERIK
Here's another FM Frequency List which is maintained and Up to date!!!!

http://www.w9wi.com/fm-channel-index.html

73........ROB VA3SW


ULR DX...BEACONS......Correction on 362 AK Akon, OHIO..........

robert ross
 

Hi Guys:

My Logging of 362 AK from Akron, OHIO was STATE # 4 on ULR BEACONS.......Not STATE # 3. Just 46 more to go!! HA!!


***************************************************************************************
362 AK Akron, OHIO Feb/12/11 2020 UTC ?? Power 130 Miles
ULR BEACON STATE # 4 Heard. Previously logged years ago on 365 Khz. (Not with ULR)
***************************************************************************************

73..........ROB VA3SW


ULR DX...BEACONS......another 3 Beacons logged around Sunset..........

robert ross
 

Hi Guys:

Squeezed a little Beacon DXing in while I was Sunset DXing on AM BCB!! 3 More Beacons to add to the ULR Beacon Log. One of them is NEW STATE # 3 OHIO.

RADIO USED...........................TECSUN PL380 with DeBock 7.5 Inch AM External Ferrite Antenna

ULR BEACON LOG TOTALS are now.....................29 Beacons Heard
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

73............................ROB VA3SW

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA


***************************************************************************************
362 AK Akron, OHIO Feb/12/11 2020 UTC ?? Power 130 Miles
ULR BEACON STATE # 3 Heard. Previously logged years ago on 365 Khz. (Not with ULR)

362 SB Sudbury, ONT. Feb/12/11 2023 UTC 400 Watts 244 Miles
Previously logged Years ago as YSB (Not on ULR)

332 YFM La Grande, QUE. Feb/12/11 2307 UTC 2000 Watts Near JAMES BAY!!!

****************************************************************************************


ULR DX.........1 NEW STATION @ SUNSET Tonight.........1590 WHGT Chambersburg, PA.

robert ross
 

Hi Guys:

The Band sounded like it was in good shape tonight ......but all I could log was ONE NEW STATION for the ULR LOG.....it is a RELOG and a CALL CHANGE for the OVERALL LOG however.

RADIO USED is.....................................SONY SRF-T615 ULR Barefoot

ULR LOG TOTALS are now.........................910 Stations Heard
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

73.......................ROB VA3SW

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA

************************************************************************************
1590 WHGT Chambersburg, PENNSYLVANIA Feb/12/11 1637 EST EE VG
Blasting in at times!!!! Gospel Music Program @ 1637 EST Tune In.
Mix of Southern Gospel and Kids singing Gospel Music. One song was "Do Lord oh Do Lord....Do
Remember Me!!" ID by Male DJ @ 1646 EST as
FBN Radio and "FBN RADIO DOT COM". Checked the website....and it's "Fundamental Broadcasting
Network"
Also was able to Parallel this with the Live Web Feed on WHGT's Website.

RELOG Call Change EX-WCBG......But NEW ULR # 910 5/1 KW
ROSS, ONT.
*************************************************************************************


Re: ULR DX....Beacons.......3 of these were NEW to the OVERALL LOG!!!!

bbwrwy
 

Michael:

In the past forty years I've rarely heard the BBC on 198 kHz (ex-200) here in Oklahoma. Compared with some of the others, at 500 kW it is low powered.

The stations most frequently audible are Allouis F 162 kHz, followed by Felserg D 183 and Roumoules F 216. All are reported to be 2000 kW reducing power at night. They are three heard with a Tecsun PL-360 and one of Gary's loopsticks.

Others occasionally heard with some regularly are Nador MRC 171, and the Algerian stations on 198 and 252.

Its been many years since I heard any signals from the Russian Far East and Siberia. I'm sure they could have been picked up last September when TP reception was excellent.

Static from thunderstorms is a bigger problem; therefore, spring and summer listening on long wave is more difficult.

Long wave stations are easier heard with a long wire aerial, the longer the better the reception. So, I'm sure a monster ferrite antenna might improve things.

Good luck and good DX.

Richard.

Richard Allen
36°22'51"N / 97°26'35"W
(near Perry OK USA)


Re: ULR DX....Beacons.......3 of these were NEW to the OVERALL LOG!!!!

Michael <michael.setaazul@...>
 

Thanks for the response, Gary.
I am somewhat perplexed.
There are some pretty potent European
LW transmitters, including BBC Radio 4
on 198kHz and RTE on 252kHz which I would
expect to be resolvable at times on the East Coast at
least. The French transmitters on 162, 183
and 234 kHz take it in turns to broadcast
at night, however. There are also not a few
powerful MW broadcasters. I receive
a few US and Canada MW stations fairly
regularly at dusk, night and dawn on
my SRF-59 and G8 - spotted on my
icf2010D. My infidel mind wondered
whether it would be '"uldx-legal" to incorporate
a mixer in a monster ferrite to convert tuned
LW down to a quiet frequency on a pukka
uldx MW receiver. But I mentally supressed such
unworthy musings...

Michael

----- Original Message -----
From: <D1028Gary@...>
To: <ultralightdx@...>
Sent: 12 February 2011 22:26
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] ULR DX....Beacons.......3 of these were NEW to the OVERALL LOG!!!!


Hi Michael,

Well, 3 of your European LW stations have been heard by Richard Allen
on a modified ULR in Oklahoma (using an LW loopstick created here, no
less), but I've yet to hear a single one here. LW-TP's have been in the
doldrums for about 2 months, although they come in quite well on
modified ULR's during the fall season.

The only LW or MW station I've ever heard from the UK on ULR's here was
693-BBC Radio Five Live, received on a C. Crane SWP Slider model using
a 9' sided PVC tuned passive loop in November of 2009.

73, Gary

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael <michael.setaazul@...>
To: ultralightdx <ultralightdx@...>
Sent: Sat, Feb 12, 2011 1:04 pm
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] ULR DX....Beacons.......3 of these were NEW
to the OVERALL LOG!!!!



----- Original Message -----
From: <D1028Gary@...>
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] ULR DX Beacons

. . .(because the LW-TP's weren't coming in).

73, Gary

----------------------------------------------------------

Surely compared to beacons our European LW stations
bend the needle off the end stop ???

Michael UK








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Re: ULR DX....Beacons.......3 of these were NEW to the OVERALL LOG!!!!

Gary DeBock
 

Hi Michael,

Well, 3 of your European LW stations have been heard by Richard Allen
on a modified ULR in Oklahoma (using an LW loopstick created here, no
less), but I've yet to hear a single one here. LW-TP's have been in the
doldrums for about 2 months, although they come in quite well on
modified ULR's during the fall season.

The only LW or MW station I've ever heard from the UK on ULR's here was
693-BBC Radio Five Live, received on a C. Crane SWP Slider model using
a 9' sided PVC tuned passive loop in November of 2009.

73, Gary

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael <michael.setaazul@...>
To: ultralightdx <ultralightdx@...>
Sent: Sat, Feb 12, 2011 1:04 pm
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] ULR DX....Beacons.......3 of these were NEW
to the OVERALL LOG!!!!

 

----- Original Message -----
From: <D1028Gary@...>
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] ULR DX Beacons

. . .(because the LW-TP's weren't coming in).

73, Gary

----------------------------------------------------------

Surely compared to beacons our European LW stations
bend the needle off the end stop ???

Michael UK


Re: ULR DX....Beacons.......3 of these were NEW to the OVERALL LOG!!!!

Michael <michael.setaazul@...>
 

----- Original Message -----
From: <D1028Gary@...>
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] ULR DX Beacons

. . .(because the LW-TP's weren't coming in).

73, Gary

-----------------------------------------------------------

Surely compared to beacons our European LW stations
bend the needle off the end stop ???

Michael UK


Re: FM DX thumbnail?- FARMERIK

Russ Edmunds <wb2bjh@...>
 

There are multiple modes of FM DX from a propagation standpoint. I was able to receive some good FM DX via E skip on a car radio and whip. I've also received similar propagation with my G8.

I've logged well over 1000 FM's from my current location. I got to about 500 with just the car radio, however the remainder resulted from acquiring first one, and then a second quality FM tuner and a 9-element FM antenna.


Those interested might want to review the following sites:

www.wtfda.org ( website of the Worldide TV FM DX Association ) or
www.dxfm.com ( an excellent site by Girard Westerberg, who is an FM & TV DX'er as well as being a broadcast engineer )


Russ Edmunds
15 mi NNW of Philadelphia
Grid FN20id

FM: Yamaha T-80 & Onkyo T-450RDS w/ APS9B @15'; Grundig G8
AM:  Modified Sony ICF 2010's barefoot

--- On Sat, 2/12/11, farmerik wrote:

From: farmerik
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: FM DX thumbnail?- FARMERIK
To: ultralightdx@...
Date: Saturday, February 12, 2011, 3:13 PM

 

WOW! That is amazing. Most states in the USA, Canada and Mexico from Oklahoma on FM. I guess HE doesn't need a regional station list!
I'll try to get New England, NY and NJ, maybe PA or MD.
-FARMERIK

--- In ultralightdx@..., Peter Laws wrote:
>
> n Sat, Feb 12, 2011 at 09:24, farmerik wrote:
> > I have stumbled across some relatively distant FM stations recently, and was wondering if some one here could write a brief paragraph outlining FM DXing, or give a link to an over view page. Nothing filled with detail or exotic antenna or modified radios, but some general idea on how far away is FM DX.
> >
> > I like the Radio Locater for AM, so I used that for these new finds on FM. - FARMERIK
>
> http://www.spegweb.com/radiotv/
>
> My friend and coworker, Doug KC5JUS, also of Norman, Okla, is an avid
> FM DXer and recently logged his 1000th FM station. He has a nice map
> at the link above. Basically, DX on FM comes from tropospheric
> ducting (the green dots on his map) or Sporadic E (the red dots).
> Lots of details beyond that, but others have pointed to websites that
> are more in-depth.
>
> I have no info on what he uses for an antenna (I should ask!). I'd
> really like to have him do a program at the local ham club meeting.
> :)
>
>
> --
> Peter Laws | N5UWY | plaws plaws net | Travel by Train!
>



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Re: FM DX thumbnail?- FARMERIK

Peter Laws
 

In answer to your original question, look here:
http://www.dxfm.com/Content/spreadsheet_info.htm The AM version lets
you enter your Lat/Lon. Once that's done, the spreadsheet will show
distance and bearing to each station listed. I assume the FM version
is the same.

Peter

On Sat, Feb 12, 2011 at 14:13, farmerik <farmerik@...> wrote:
WOW! That is amazing. Most states in the USA, Canada and Mexico from Oklahoma on FM. I guess HE doesn't need a regional station list!
I'll try to get New England, NY and NJ, maybe PA or MD.
-FARMERIK
--
Peter Laws | N5UWY | plaws plaws net | Travel by Train!


Re: FM DX thumbnail?- FARMERIK

Rik
 

WOW! That is amazing. Most states in the USA, Canada and Mexico from Oklahoma on FM. I guess HE doesn't need a regional station list!
I'll try to get New England, NY and NJ, maybe PA or MD.
-FARMERIK

--- In ultralightdx@..., Peter Laws <plaws0@...> wrote:

n Sat, Feb 12, 2011 at 09:24, farmerik <farmerik@...> wrote:
I have stumbled across some relatively distant FM stations recently, and was wondering if some one here could write a brief paragraph outlining FM DXing, or give a link to an over view page. Nothing filled with detail or exotic antenna or modified radios, but some general idea on how far away is FM DX.

I like the Radio Locater for AM, so I used that for these new finds on FM. - FARMERIK
http://www.spegweb.com/radiotv/

My friend and coworker, Doug KC5JUS, also of Norman, Okla, is an avid
FM DXer and recently logged his 1000th FM station. He has a nice map
at the link above. Basically, DX on FM comes from tropospheric
ducting (the green dots on his map) or Sporadic E (the red dots).
Lots of details beyond that, but others have pointed to websites that
are more in-depth.

I have no info on what he uses for an antenna (I should ask!). I'd
really like to have him do a program at the local ham club meeting.
:)


--
Peter Laws | N5UWY | plaws plaws net | Travel by Train!


Re: FM DX thumbnail?- FARMERIK

Peter Laws
 

n Sat, Feb 12, 2011 at 09:24, farmerik <farmerik@...> wrote:
I have stumbled across some relatively distant FM stations recently, and was wondering if some one here could write a brief paragraph outlining FM DXing, or give a link to an over view page. Nothing filled with detail or exotic antenna or modified radios, but some general idea on how far away is FM DX.

I like the Radio Locater for AM, so I used that for these new finds on FM. - FARMERIK
http://www.spegweb.com/radiotv/

My friend and coworker, Doug KC5JUS, also of Norman, Okla, is an avid
FM DXer and recently logged his 1000th FM station. He has a nice map
at the link above. Basically, DX on FM comes from tropospheric
ducting (the green dots on his map) or Sporadic E (the red dots).
Lots of details beyond that, but others have pointed to websites that
are more in-depth.

I have no info on what he uses for an antenna (I should ask!). I'd
really like to have him do a program at the local ham club meeting.
:)


--
Peter Laws | N5UWY | plaws plaws net | Travel by Train!


ULR DX....Beacons.......

robert ross
 

On 12/02/2011 1:58 PM, D1028Gary@... wrote:
 

Hi Rob,

I'm happy that you are having fun chasing NDB beacons on longwave with
the 7.5" MW loopstick PL-380,, and congratulations on your 24 loggings.

Thanks......Now up to 26 Beacons.....2 more logged this afternoon!!

I've known for quite a while that the MW plug-in loopsticks are
reasonably competitive on LW (and far better than any stock ULR), and
they are certainly the best option for those without LW antennas. But
to be honest with you, it's kind of like a hockey player trying to
score goals using a baseball bat. As long as he doesn't try using a
real hockey stick he'll probably have a lot of fun, and never know what
he's missing :-) Anyway, I'll plan to send you a "real hockey stick"
soon!!!

Well...it works...the signals aren't real strong but they are copyable. With beacons you don't need a Booming Signal to ID them. That's the other nice Thing about Beacon DXing....they ID every 2 Seconds!!! HAHAHA

I was never much of a Hockey Player...in spite of growing up in the Land of Ice and Snow!! I am a Great Fan of the Montreal Canadiens (Habs) however. I was always a Baseball player growing up.....so I am quite good with a Bat!!! The Old Bat sure does vibrate when it comes into contact with the Puck though!!!

I am anxiously awaiting my New Hockey Stick.........Like an 8 Year Old Pee Wee Hockey Player!!!



As both Kevin and I can assure you, it's all too easy to get drawn into
the NDB orbit-- and once it happens, resistance is futile :-) I never
planned to chase 100 NDB stations as a top priority, but got distracted
by them during LW loopstick experimentation (because the LW-TP's
weren't coming in). Now that I have 7 states, 6 provinces and 100 NDB's
in the log, I'll be taking a slight break-- to wind more LW loopsticks
for other DXers (maybe to get them addicted, too ??).


Yeah Gary.....I'm well aware!!!! HAHAHAHA...I have actually DX`d the NDB Longwave band since 1977.....except using a ULR to DX them is a whole new Ball Game.....'er I mean Hockey Game!!

I have only been DXing Beacons on the ULR for about 36 Hours now ......(Maybe 2 Hours Total Listening).....and I have heard.......

26 beacons
3 States
2 Provinces

And....I've added 4 NEW Beacons to my OVERALL Log as well............

Lord...what have you done?????

Sure beats Shoveling Snow!!!!


73.................ROB VA3W

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA


ULR DX.........BEACONS....2 More NEW Beacons this afternoon!!!

robert ross
 

Hi Guys:

Just got finished shoveling snow out of 2 Driveways.....and needed to come in for a break!! I grabbed the Tecsun PL-380 and did a couple of Sweeps across the Longwave NDB Band. Logged 2 more New Beacons for the ULR Log...and one of these is NEW to the OVERALL LOG!! WOW!! I can't believe I have 4 New Ones to the Overall Log in less than 2 days!! These 2 Beacons were both heard between 1300 and 1330 EST........In Full Daylight!!

RADIO USED.........................TECSUN PL-380 with Gary DeBock 7.5 Inch External MW Ferrite Antenna

ULR BEACON LOG TOTALS are now.......................26 Beacons Heard
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73.....ROB VA3SW

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA

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278 ADG Adrian, MICH. Feb/12/11 1803 UTC ?? Power 162 Miles NEW BEACON to Both Logs


283 PT Pelee Island, ONT. Feb/12/11 1805 UTC 100 Watts 100 Miles NEW ULR Beacon
(This is a small Island in Lake Erie just South of Leamington, ONTARIO)

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