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Re: The Ross Challenge met

robert ross
 

On 09/01/2011 11:05 AM, dhsatyadhana wrote:
 

Hi all:

Conditions were pretty good last night, and 790-CJCW out of Camrose, Alberta drifted in with several country music selections that paralleled their Web stream, giving me #300. This morning, despite conditions being quite poor, the distinctive "La Campeona" for 880-KWIP out of Dallas, OR was heard for #301 in the null of local KIXI. Both are relogs from the past, but new for the ULR log.

So, it's time to happily stick a fork in the Challenge which, owing to the holidays and the fair amount of free time I had, took a little over 13 days. Having restarted my log and the enthusiasm that goes with it, it's time to press on to #400 and beyond. In looking through my past logs, there are a few more ULR loggings not repeated during this period, so I think the overall ULR log is now at 308 or so.

While my overall log is nearing 500, the Challenge netted about 27 all-time new stations, which I didn't think possible, showing that there are still a lot of signals out there waiting to be heard. Thanks to Rob and others who have undertaken the Challenge and presented it as an opportunity - it really is a welcome energy boost to get back to the dials!

Regards - Kevin S
Bainbridge Island, WA



Kevin..........Congratulations on completing the "300 ULR Stations in 30 Days Ross Challenge"..........with a few Stations left over on your way to 400 Heard!!! That is a Great accomplishment for a Dx'er on the West Coast with only Stations in 3 Directions to chose from (Excluding the Elusive Trans-Pacifics!!). To complete the Challenge in less than 14 days is also something to toot your horn about!! I knew you would make the Challenge as soon as you completed the 7 Day Challenge in only a few days!!

Like Kevin says...the best part of all of this is that he is back in the AM BCB DX Game...he's having FUN with ULR Radios, and he logged a bunch of Brand New Stations for his log!! Now that you are on the way to 400 Heard....You now have incentive to set your sites on 400, 500 and beyond!!

Anyone can do this with Ultralight Radios......You just have to spend some time at the dials...and the more you hear...the more you'll want to listen!!

So...if you're looking for something to Re-Rejuvenate your Interest in the AM BCB Hobby why not pull out those ULR's and see what you can hear!! You may just be pleasantly surprised!!!!

Good Work Kevin....hopefully you will be an inspiration for other West Coast DX'ers to take the Challenge!!

Gary DeBock and I look forward to receiving your 30 Day Challenge Award Application!!

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

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA


Re: Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! (darn it)

Peter Laws
 

On Sun, Jan 9, 2011 at 09:50, terribly wet <zz4@...> wrote:
ok..not knocking anything...


My browsers will not view it and even 'Google Documents' can not digest .xls.
It's Mocrosoft's proprietary spreadsheet format that many people
mistake as a "standard". Google Docs should open that as should
OpenOffice. In fact, OO 3.x just opened it on my laptop. Usually
what happens is that the very newest MS formats have yet to be reverse
engineered, so there is a lag between when MS forces their customers
to go to a new version and when the rest of the world can read the
file.

That said, this opened in OO - thanks, Stephen, for giving me some ideas!


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


The Ross Challenge met

Kevin Schanilec
 

Hi all:

Conditions were pretty good last night, and 790-CJCW out of Camrose, Alberta drifted in with several country music selections that paralleled their Web stream, giving me #300. This morning, despite conditions being quite poor, the distinctive "La Campeona" for 880-KWIP out of Dallas, OR was heard for #301 in the null of local KIXI. Both are relogs from the past, but new for the ULR log.

So, it's time to happily stick a fork in the Challenge which, owing to the holidays and the fair amount of free time I had, took a little over 13 days. Having restarted my log and the enthusiasm that goes with it, it's time to press on to #400 and beyond. In looking through my past logs, there are a few more ULR loggings not repeated during this period, so I think the overall ULR log is now at 308 or so.

While my overall log is nearing 500, the Challenge netted about 27 all-time new stations, which I didn't think possible, showing that there are still a lot of signals out there waiting to be heard. Thanks to Rob and others who have undertaken the Challenge and presented it as an opportunity - it really is a welcome energy boost to get back to the dials!

Regards - Kevin S
Bainbridge Island, WA


Re: Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! (darn it)

terribly wet
 

ok..not knocking anything...


My browsers will not view it and even 'Google Documents' can not digest .xls.

--- In ultralightdx@..., "Mike Mayer" <mwmayer@...> wrote:

.xls is the standard Excel spreadsheet file format. The Open Office
spreadsheet app will open them as well.



==========================================================
Mike Mayer
mwmayer@...

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From: ultralightdx@... [mailto:ultralightdx@...] On
Behalf Of terribly wet
Sent: Sunday, January 09, 2011 7:16 AM
To: ultralightdx@...
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! (darn it)





Curious..what program opens a .xls file ?

--- In ultralightdx@... <mailto:ultralightdx%40yahoogroups.com>
, "Stephen H. Ponder" <stephen_ponder@> wrote:

Peter,

I uploaded a simple Excel spreadsheet that I use for all of my MW loggings
to the "DXing Techniques" folder (Number 4) of the group's Yahoo website.
Nothing fancy or pretty, just simple and to-the-point. It's called
"MyLog.xls"

If I had more time (and more knowledge in writing Excel macros) I could
generate the macros to automatically calculate the DIST (distance) and AZ
(azimuth) cells based on the LAT (latitude) and LON (longitude) cells. If
I
had even more time, I guess it would be possible to generate a lookup
function using the FCC's tables and grab the LAT/LON data from those.

Anyway, it's what I use. Enjoy!

73 and Great DX'ing,

Stephen H. Ponder, N5WBI
Clear Lake City, TX

Home: 281-286-3440 Cell: 713-299-7241
E-Mail: <mailto:stephen_ponder@> stephen_ponder@


Re: Cuba on 900

robert ross
 

On 09/01/2011 9:06 AM, Allen Willie wrote:


Robert,

Ironically I logged the Cuban you heard on 900 the second last mini Dxpedition out at Old Perlican and even more ironic I logged CHML for the first time ever the most recent trip out to Old Perlican. Usually dominating 900 here most nights is CKDH in Nova Scotia

OK Allen.....glad to hear that others are receiving  the Cuban Radio Progreso on 900 khz as well. Kevin out in Washington emailed to say he heard them exactly 5 Years ago to the day that I logged them!! CHML is a Semi Local for me only about 73 Miles away. I was surprised to get the Cuban over CHML!!



You've had a great start for 2011 in new logs. I need to get my butt in gear to even catch up to what you've already accomplished before this new year started. Keep them coming ! You'll be at a thousand before you know it !!


 Yeah..........I'm not really sure what's going on with all the New Stations being logged here so far this month!! Conditions have just been Excellent!! I had some pretty big droughts in the fall and early winter where I was hearing nothing new....but the end of December and early January have been outstanding!!

John Bryant used to always tell us to set Goals in our Dxing.......and I always try to remember that. My short term goal is to get to 900 ULR Stations heard by the end of this DX Season....which here translates to the end of March. After that things start getting noisy again, I'm outside getting the yard ready for Spring and Summer, and the DX starts up on TV and FM...which I also spend a LOT of time DXing!! The last 2 weeks of March I'll be floating around on a Cruise Ship on my way to the Panama Canal.....so those 2 weeks will be lost as far as DXing at home goes.....so I'll have to hit 900 by March 13th.....or I'll fall short of my Goal!!! So...I've only got about 2 months to hear 25 Stations!!! if the conditions stay as good as they've been...I have a good shot at accomplishing this.

I will be taking a couple of ULR's on the Cruise ship with me....so I hope to get a bit of DXing in during the 15 day Cruise . We're starting from Los Angeles and going down the Pacific side of Mexico, Costa Rica to the Panama Canal..then thru the Canal to Colombia, Aruba and back up the Caribbean to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. I've DX'd from Cruise Ships before....but never on the Pacific Ocean....Only in the Caribbean. So that will be uncharted Territory for me way over there!! There's a million things to do on a cruise ship.....so the DXing part will be on the back seat.....most likely LATE at night.....if I can stay awake!! HAHAHHAHA. I'm gonna have to brush up on my Spanish.......as there won't be much English happening where I'm going!! Last cruise I was on I concentrated mainly on FM Stations from the Caribbean......that was pretty cool!!

Whatever I do hear I'll put in the Logbook and report it to the group after I'm back!!

It's gonna take a long time to get to 1000 ULR Stations heard Allen............things really slow down once you get this far......and even though I've heard a lot of stuff this past few weeks....that can shut down at any time....and nothing new is heard for a month!! That's the way it goes!!

Keep having Fun with Ultralight Radio....and I look forward to your next report from the Rock!!

73.....ROB VA3SW

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA


Re: Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! (darn it)

Mike Mayer <mwmayer@...>
 

.xls is the standard Excel spreadsheet file format. The Open Office spreadsheet app will open them as well.

 

==========================================================
Mike Mayer
mwmayer@...


From: ultralightdx@... [mailto:ultralightdx@...] On Behalf Of terribly wet
Sent: Sunday, January 09, 2011 7:16 AM
To: ultralightdx@...
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! (darn it)

 

 

Curious..what program opens a .xls file ?

--- In ultralightdx@..., "Stephen H. Ponder" wrote:
>
> Peter,
>
> I uploaded a simple Excel spreadsheet that I use for all of my MW loggings
> to the "DXing Techniques" folder (Number 4) of the group's Yahoo website.
> Nothing fancy or pretty, just simple and to-the-point. It's called
> "MyLog.xls"
>
> If I had more time (and more knowledge in writing Excel macros) I could
> generate the macros to automatically calculate the DIST (distance) and AZ
> (azimuth) cells based on the LAT (latitude) and LON (longitude) cells. If I
> had even more time, I guess it would be possible to generate a lookup
> function using the FCC's tables and grab the LAT/LON data from those.
>
> Anyway, it's what I use. Enjoy!
>
> 73 and Great DX'ing,
>
> Stephen H. Ponder, N5WBI
> Clear Lake City, TX
>
> Home: 281-286-3440 Cell: 713-299-7241
> E-Mail: stephen_ponder@...
>


Re: Cuba on 900

Allen Willie
 

RE:

900 Radio Progreso CMKP Cacocum-San German Holquin, CUBA Jan/08/11
2158 EST SS GOOD
Cuban Music and SS Vocals @ 2158 EST Tune-In. ID at 2201 EST by Male DJ
as "RADIO PROGRESO" and
several mentions of "Habana Cuba". Into more Cuban Music and Vocals @
2202-2205 EST.

IN NULL of CHML Hamilton, Ontario.

NEW STATION ULR # 874 ULR LATIN # 42
Unknown Power???
ROSS, ONT.


Robert,

Ironically I logged the Cuban you heard on 900 the second last mini Dxpedition out at Old Perlican and even more ironic I logged CHML for the first time ever the most recent trip out to Old Perlican. Usually dominating 900 here most nights is CKDH in Nova Scotia

You've had a great start for 2011 in new logs. I need to get my butt in gear to even catch up to what you've already accomplished before this new year started. Keep them coming ! You'll be at a thousand before you know it !!

Regards

Allen Willie
St. John's, Newfoundland


Re: Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! (darn it)

terribly wet
 

Curious..what program opens a .xls file ?

--- In ultralightdx@..., "Stephen H. Ponder" <stephen_ponder@...> wrote:

Peter,

I uploaded a simple Excel spreadsheet that I use for all of my MW loggings
to the "DXing Techniques" folder (Number 4) of the group's Yahoo website.
Nothing fancy or pretty, just simple and to-the-point. It's called
"MyLog.xls"

If I had more time (and more knowledge in writing Excel macros) I could
generate the macros to automatically calculate the DIST (distance) and AZ
(azimuth) cells based on the LAT (latitude) and LON (longitude) cells. If I
had even more time, I guess it would be possible to generate a lookup
function using the FCC's tables and grab the LAT/LON data from those.

Anyway, it's what I use. Enjoy!

73 and Great DX'ing,

Stephen H. Ponder, N5WBI
Clear Lake City, TX

Home: 281-286-3440 Cell: 713-299-7241
E-Mail: <mailto:stephen_ponder@...> stephen_ponder@...


ULR DX.......NEW Graveyarder on 1340 @ SUNRISE this morning..............

robert ross
 

Hi Guys:

Was up early this morning and was able to do a little SUNRISE DXing. Managed one NEW STATION for both the ULR and OVERALL LOGS, and it's a GRAVEYARDER!!

Heard 930 WSEV from Sevierville, TENNESSEE again for a Relog. This is the Tourist Station for the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area. Second time I've heard this station in the past few weeks!!

RADIO USED.................................................SONY SRF-T615 ULR BAREFOOT

ULR LOG TOTALS is now..............................875 Stations Heard
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

73......ROB VA3SW

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA

**************************************************************************
1340 WSOY Decatur, ILLINOIS Jan/09/11 0732 EST EE FAIR
Rose up out of the mud with Local Ad by Male DJ @ 0732. Male DJ then gave ID as
"WSOY". Female with another ad then into an Infomercial or talk show about
"Anti-Oxidants" @ 0733-0734 EST Fade.

NEW STATION ULR # 875 ULR GY # 85 1KW
ROSS, ONT.
***************************************************************************


Re: ULR DX.........NEW CUBAN heard tonight!! 900 Radio Progreso .......

Kevin Schanilec
 

That's a great catch, Rob! At this rate, you will have 1,000 stations by April :-)

I heard that station once here on a "big" radio, with a few "Radio Progressos" mentioned, and then gone. Interestingly, I got it on 1/8/2006 according to my log, so apparently every 5 years they give us a chance? :-) I looked it up at the time, and it is a 50 kw station, NDA no doubt.

Kevin

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

Hi Guys:

Conditions to the south look good tonight!! I just logged a NEW CUBAN
and it's NEW for both the ULR and OVERALL LOGS!! Heard this is the Null
of one of my 50 KW Semi-Locals to boot.

Radio Used..............................SONY SRF-T615 ULR Barefoot

ULR LOG TOTALS are now.............874 Stations Heard
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA

******************************************************************************************
900 Radio Progreso CMKP Cacocum-San German Holquin, CUBA Jan/08/11
2158 EST SS GOOD
Cuban Music and SS Vocals @ 2158 EST Tune-In. ID at 2201 EST by Male DJ
as "RADIO PROGRESO" and
several mentions of "Habana Cuba". Into more Cuban Music and Vocals @
2202-2205 EST.

IN NULL of CHML Hamilton, Ontario.

NEW STATION ULR # 874 ULR LATIN # 42
Unknown Power???
ROSS, ONT.
*******************************************************************************************


Re: ULR DX...Not much tonight.....only a Relog of FLORIDA on 690..........

Kevin Schanilec
 

Hey Rob:

Living on opposite ends of the continent appears to mean that conditions will be the opposite. Today was an excellent day over here, with the morning being very quiet RF-noise-wise and with stations sticking around well after local sunset. For instance, 980-CJME out of Regina, SK, about 850 miles away, was logged 1630 UTC, about 35 minutes after sunrise. Tonight at sunset was also quite good, again with low noise and lots of 2nd and 3rd stations on various frequencies.

I wish I would have been able to ID more of them, but did manage 12 more new ULR logs over the course of both sessions, including one entirely new one for the all-time log (KSOP-1370 out of Logan UT) to get to 299 for the ULR Challenge. I will stick toothpicks in my eyes to get one more before I hang it up tonight:-)

Kevin S
Bainbridge Island, WA

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

Hi Guys:

Things were pretty subdued tonight at SUNSET with Nothing New heard
and the only thing of note was a RELOG of 690 WOKV Jacksonville, FLORIDA
with Sean Hannity @ 1742 EST. Signal was above WELD Fisher, West Virginia!!

This was heard on the SONY SRF-T615 ULR Barefoot.

It was nice while it lasted (The Great Sunset Conditions, that is!!)

14 New Stations heard for the ULR LOG in the first 7 days of the
year........I'll take that!!

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

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA


ULR DX.........NEW CUBAN heard tonight!! 900 Radio Progreso .......

robert ross
 

Hi Guys:

Conditions to the south look good tonight!! I just logged a NEW CUBAN and it's NEW for both the ULR and OVERALL LOGS!! Heard this is the Null of one of my 50 KW Semi-Locals to boot.

Radio Used..............................SONY SRF-T615 ULR Barefoot

ULR LOG TOTALS are now.............874 Stations Heard
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA

******************************************************************************************
900 Radio Progreso CMKP Cacocum-San German Holquin, CUBA Jan/08/11 2158 EST SS GOOD
Cuban Music and SS Vocals @ 2158 EST Tune-In. ID at 2201 EST by Male DJ as "RADIO PROGRESO" and
several mentions of "Habana Cuba". Into more Cuban Music and Vocals @ 2202-2205 EST.

IN NULL of CHML Hamilton, Ontario.

NEW STATION ULR # 874 ULR LATIN # 42 Unknown Power???
ROSS, ONT.
*******************************************************************************************


Re: Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! (darn it)

Stephen H. Ponder <stephen_ponder@...>
 

Peter,
 
I uploaded a simple Excel spreadsheet that I use for all of my MW loggings to the "DXing Techniques" folder (Number 4) of the group's Yahoo website.  Nothing fancy or pretty, just simple and to-the-point.  It's called "MyLog.xls"
 
If I had more time (and more knowledge in writing Excel macros) I could generate the macros to automatically calculate the DIST (distance) and AZ (azimuth) cells based on the LAT (latitude) and LON (longitude) cells.  If I had even more time, I guess it would be possible to generate a lookup function using the FCC's tables and grab the LAT/LON data from those.
 
Anyway, it's what I use.  Enjoy!
 
73 and Great DX'ing,
 
Stephen H. Ponder, N5WBI
Clear Lake City, TX

Home:  281-286-3440  Cell:  713-299-7241
E-Mail: 
stephen_ponder@...

 


ULR DX...Not much tonight.....only a Relog of FLORIDA on 690..........

robert ross
 

Hi Guys:

Things were pretty subdued tonight at SUNSET with Nothing New heard and the only thing of note was a RELOG of 690 WOKV Jacksonville, FLORIDA with Sean Hannity @ 1742 EST. Signal was above WELD Fisher, West Virginia!!

This was heard on the SONY SRF-T615 ULR Barefoot.

It was nice while it lasted (The Great Sunset Conditions, that is!!)

14 New Stations heard for the ULR LOG in the first 7 days of the year........I'll take that!!

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

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA


Re: Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! (darn it)

Peter Laws
 

On Sat, Jan 8, 2011 at 17:00, farmerik <farmerik@...> wrote:
I like an old fashion 3X5 card box, so I can keep the cards in order by frequency, and have several for where I get more than one station/channel. I am sure a computer could display your list sorted by frequency, but I don't like the electrical interference, and mine is not portable for remote DX sites. I just try to scribble in the information in the same corner on each card, and leave the center for program notes. Some printers could make a form on 3X5 cards. That would be handy if someone was to print them off and sell them.- FARMERIK
The plan is to eventually use a new instance of the log built into the
DX Lab Suite. It's a ham program (that does everything and is free)
and it has the capability of allowing multiple databases. I was
planning to customize a new instance just for AM stuff. Unless there
is already a good program out there (which would save me time/effort).

BUT, late night DXing sessions will likely not have the PC on, so
paper is a must. Besides, paper logs are more fun.

Also, my Alinco 32-A power supply for the ham shack just died (at
least the 32-A output - 5-A out seems OK) so my RTTY Roundup effort
will be stunted this year. :-( OTOH, more time to play with the
'606! :-)

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


Re: Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! (darn it)

Rik
 

I like an old fashion 3X5 card box, so I can keep the cards in order by frequency, and have several for where I get more than one station/channel. I am sure a computer could display your list sorted by frequency, but I don't like the electrical interference, and mine is not portable for remote DX sites. I just try to scribble in the information in the same corner on each card, and leave the center for program notes. Some printers could make a form on 3X5 cards. That would be handy if someone was to print them off and sell them.- FARMERIK

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

On Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 14:58, Peter Laws <plaws@...> wrote:
XYL missed the letter carrier yesterday, but I picked up my Tecsun
PL-606 at the USPS today! �Whoo hoo!

Unfortunately, with RTTY Roundup this weekend, I won't have much time
to start logging DX ... well, not MW DX, anyway.
Last night, after prepping for the presentation I did for the club
this morning, I worked with the '606 a bit. What great fun! It was
like being a kid. Even found some stations playing music in between
the stuff about government microchips being secretly implanted in
people. Didn't take notes, but did hear an ESPN affiliate in
Cincinnati at 1530. I'll call that my best DX since it's the only one
where I heard the location. :-)

Which brings me to something I need: Anyone got a sample logsheet?
Either something like this:
http://vk1od.net/files/AmateurRadioLog.pdf but set up for MW stuff,
or, preferably, a list of all the possible slots (both 9- and 10-kHz)
with space to write in the details for several stations for each slot?

Peter

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


Re: Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! (darn it)

seta <michael.setaazul@...>
 

----- Original Message -----

From: "Peter Laws" <plaws0@...>


. . . Even found some stations playing music in between the stuff
about government microchips being secretly implanted in people. . . .
______________________________________________________

Lo que podra expliquar mis dueles de cabeza de los ltimos tiempos
de escucha nocturnal . . .

Miguel


Re: Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! (darn it)

Peter Laws
 

On Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 14:58, Peter Laws <plaws@...> wrote:
XYL missed the letter carrier yesterday, but I picked up my Tecsun
PL-606 at the USPS today!  Whoo hoo!

Unfortunately, with RTTY Roundup this weekend, I won't have much time
to start logging DX ... well, not MW DX, anyway.
Last night, after prepping for the presentation I did for the club
this morning, I worked with the '606 a bit. What great fun! It was
like being a kid. Even found some stations playing music in between
the stuff about government microchips being secretly implanted in
people. Didn't take notes, but did hear an ESPN affiliate in
Cincinnati at 1530. I'll call that my best DX since it's the only one
where I heard the location. :-)

Which brings me to something I need: Anyone got a sample logsheet?
Either something like this:
http://vk1od.net/files/AmateurRadioLog.pdf but set up for MW stuff,
or, preferably, a list of all the possible slots (both 9- and 10-kHz)
with space to write in the details for several stations for each slot?

Peter

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


Re: 3 New States and over 50 new stations logged

robert ross
 

Ed.......Congratulations on all the new Ones lately!!! You Bog on Ice looks like a Monster Antenna for the ULR's!! I wish I could hang 1,000 feet of wire to help pull in the new ones.........'cause it's getting Real hard digging out new stuff now. Although this past week has been unusually good with 14 New Ones logged since Jan. 2nd !! I see you're at 536 Stations........WOW....You're sure tearing up the dials lately.......and quickly!!

The longer you can spend at the dials......the better your chances, and you being able to DX about 8 hours a day sure is paying off.............I am assuming you are Retired Ed?????? I'll be joining that Club in 6 more working days.......at which time I'll be able to spend more time twisting the ULR Dials too!! (As soon as I stop jumping up and down from the excitement of being RETIRED!!) HAHAHAHAHA............

Keep up the Great Work Ed............and I hope you log a ton more while the Conditions are good!!

73....ROB VA3SW

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA

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On 07/01/2011 5:20 PM, edsemrad wrote:
 


Hi everybody,

I have a new addition to the radio shack. I have added a BOG. Early last month I decided to make a change. My station count hit a plateau and logging anything new became a real challenge. Fortunately I live on a lake with an unobstructed 180 degree view of N-W-S so unrolling 1000 ft of wire at night on the ice sounded promising (I guess the antenna would be a BOIce). Every few days I change the direction 45 degrees.
It worked! Beyond my wildest dreams. Where I would normally hear 50 and 10 kw. stations with a treat of a few 5 kw. ones, I now am regularly logging 5 and 1 kw. stations with an occasional 500 or 250 watt station. Sunrises and sunsets are phenomenal. The dominant station on virtually every frequency is constantly changing. The background noise seems to have been reduced also. Even my daytime stations have multiplied. My highlights are:

At sunrise on 12/18 I rolled it out E-W and recorded WTIC 1080 CT.

During the early AM of 12/20 I relogged KFI 640 CA and added KNX 1070 CA. Later I grabbed KWHG 750 NV (They had to be running daytime power). OK, WY and KS stations were strong.

On 1/4 in the early AM through sunrise it was pointed N-S and I recorded WAQI 710 FL (in SS with an Eng ID) along with WFTL 850 FL to boot. New Cubans, GA and AL were also logged.

Each day I am adding 5 to 10 new stations. Being able to devote 8 hours a day to listening doesn't hurt either.
Although I now am in the unlimited class I feel that I had to make this change in order to keep the enthusiasm up and to keep the logged/recorded totals growing.

Totals now are 536 stations, 38 states, 6 Canadian provinces and 4 countries.

Ed

Lake Villa, IL



Re: 1200 CFGO Ottawa

Allen Willie
 

RE:

1200 CFGO Ottawa, ONTARIO Jan/07/11 1805-1816 EST EE GOOD
Mixing with Taylor Michigan....but Ottawa was winning the battle!!
2 Male's with HOCKEY TALK @ 1805-1816 EST. Many mentions of the Ottawa
Senators.
ID by Male DJ @ 1814 EST with a spot for "Team1200DotCom". Mailbag Type
Pgm with
Emails from listeners.

RELOG............But NEW ULR # 873 50 KW
ROSS, ONT.


Robert

How interesting propagation can be sometimes !, CFGO for months on end was a nightly visitor here usually by itself and only bothered with splatter from our local VOAR on 1210.

In the last few months it is still there most nights but now mixes with WXKS in Newton, Mass which occasionally is by, itself, all alone some evenings as well with a strong signal .

1200 here is a coin toss to see who it will be from night to night.



Allen Willie
St. John's,Newfoundland