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Re: Retekess V-115 FM/AM/SW Radio Review – July 2021

 

I am STILL waiting of mine to arrive.
 
 
Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2021 at 1:45 PM
From: "Paul Blundell" <tanger32au@...>
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Retekess V-115 FM/AM/SW Radio Review – July 2021
Twelve Days In:
Over the weekend I was able to spend some more time using my 
Retekess V-115 and found a couple of interesting things:
- The battery meter shows "full" for a decent period of time and then drops off quickly, this caught me out as I took it out and thought it had more charge than it really did.
- The "automatic search and store" works well but requires a good signal level to log a station, the ATS on the AR-1733 works much better and does not need the signal to be as strong.
- I have been unable to get auto power off to work, it shows the right icons but does not actually turn off after the desired time period.


Re: Software - MWDXerDB

 

Thank you for the inforation on this. Have you thought about changing to a more professional system like C++?
 
 
Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2021 at 10:48 AM
From: "Paul Blundell" <tanger32au@...>
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Software - MWDXerDB
I have never had any issues with it. I have coded it in JustBasic.
 
On Tue, Aug 3, 2021 at 9:16 AM Frank Standford <dxer2k1@...> wrote:
I have downloaded this and had a look, does it get flagged by your anti-virus program? Mine blocked it until I approved it. What is it coded in?
 
 
Sent: Monday, August 02, 2021 at 3:34 PM
From: "Paul Blundell" <tanger32au@...>
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Software - MWDXerDB
Update: 02/08/2021
I have made a number of changes which has included adding the required code to support the new ULDXIndex system and these can be added directly to each entry. I have also made some changes to the backend database code and a few minor changes to the windows and layout.
 

 

 

 
 
--
Paul
 


Re: Retekess V-115 FM/AM/SW Radio Review – July 2021

Paul Blundell
 

Twelve Days In:
Over the weekend I was able to spend some more time using my 
Retekess V-115 and found a couple of interesting things:
- The battery meter shows "full" for a decent period of time and then drops off quickly, this caught me out as I took it out and thought it had more charge than it really did.
- The "automatic search and store" works well but requires a good signal level to log a station, the ATS on the AR-1733 works much better and does not need the signal to be as strong.
- I have been unable to get auto power off to work, it shows the right icons but does not actually turn off after the desired time period.


Re: Software - MWDXerDB

Paul Blundell
 

I have never had any issues with it. I have coded it in JustBasic.


On Tue, Aug 3, 2021 at 9:16 AM Frank Standford <dxer2k1@...> wrote:
I have downloaded this and had a look, does it get flagged by your anti-virus program? Mine blocked it until I approved it. What is it coded in?
 
 
Sent: Monday, August 02, 2021 at 3:34 PM
From: "Paul Blundell" <tanger32au@...>
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Software - MWDXerDB
Update: 02/08/2021
I have made a number of changes which has included adding the required code to support the new ULDXIndex system and these can be added directly to each entry. I have also made some changes to the backend database code and a few minor changes to the windows and layout.
 



--
Paul


Re: Loggings - 31/07/2021

Paul Blundell
 

I log to paper first and then enter it all in to MWDXerDB later.

Paul

On Tue, Aug 3, 2021 at 9:11 AM Frank Standford <dxer2k1@...> wrote:
Do you log directly in to your program or do you do it on paper first and transcribe it?
 
 
Sent: Monday, August 02, 2021 at 2:06 PM
From: "Paul Blundell" <tanger32au@...>
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Loggings - 31/07/2021
I have been working on updating / correcting these as I find them, it looks like a couple got missed.
 
On Mon, Aug 2, 2021 at 11:55 AM Frank Standford <dxer2k1@...> wrote:
Just some feedback, could you list the power the same? Some are in W and some are in KW. These are all above 1000KHZ, was that planned or just how it worked out?
 
 
Sent: Monday, August 02, 2021 at 10:25 AM
From: "Paul Blundell" <tanger32au@...>
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Subject: [UltralightDX] Loggings - 31/07/2021
Retekess V-115 / barefoot. Launceston Tasmania.
-------------------------
**MWDxerDB - Report**
Report Date: 08/02/2021
Report Time: 10:14:02
-------------------------
 
Freq / Name: 1251 - 2DU
Details: Dubbo - Commercial - 2000w
Notes: 31/07/2021 - ULDXIndex = 0.513
 
Freq / Name: 1305 - 5RN
Details: Renmark/Loxton - National - 2000w
Notes: 31/07/2021 - ULDXIndex = 0.4905 
 
Freq / Name: 1314 - 3BT
Details: Ballarat - Commercial - 5k
Notes: 31/07/2021 - ULDXIndex = 0.104
 
Freq / Name: 1323 - 5DN
Details: Adelaide - Commercial - 3300w
Notes: 31/07/2021 - ULDXIndex = 0.297
 
Freq / Name: 1467 - 3ML
Details: Mildura/Sunraysia - Commercial - 2000w
Notes: 31/07/2021 - ULDXIndex = 0.459

 

 

 
 
--
Paul
 



--
Paul


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Low Power DX Targets

Paul Blundell
 
Edited

990kHz = 3RN / 500w. Other stations on frequency carry different types of signals or are further away.
 
1053kHz = Brisbane HPON / 500w. Easy to seperate from 2CA and distance will result in a good index score if successful.
 
1098kHz = 2RN / 200w. Other stations on frequency carry different types of signals or are further away.
 
1215kHz = Bowral HPON / 350w. Other stations on frequency carry different types of signals or are further away.
 
1359kHz = Mildura HPON / 200w. Only station on this frequency.
 
1485kHz = 5LN / 200w. All low power station, most likely target.
 
1602kHz = 3WL / 250w. All low power station, most likely target.


Re: Software - MWDXerDB

 

I have downloaded this and had a look, does it get flagged by your anti-virus program? Mine blocked it until I approved it. What is it coded in?
 
 
Sent: Monday, August 02, 2021 at 3:34 PM
From: "Paul Blundell" <tanger32au@...>
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Software - MWDXerDB
Update: 02/08/2021
I have made a number of changes which has included adding the required code to support the new ULDXIndex system and these can be added directly to each entry. I have also made some changes to the backend database code and a few minor changes to the windows and layout.
 


Re: Loggings - 31/07/2021

 

Do you log directly in to your program or do you do it on paper first and transcribe it?
 
 
Sent: Monday, August 02, 2021 at 2:06 PM
From: "Paul Blundell" <tanger32au@...>
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Loggings - 31/07/2021
I have been working on updating / correcting these as I find them, it looks like a couple got missed.
 
On Mon, Aug 2, 2021 at 11:55 AM Frank Standford <dxer2k1@...> wrote:
Just some feedback, could you list the power the same? Some are in W and some are in KW. These are all above 1000KHZ, was that planned or just how it worked out?
 
 
Sent: Monday, August 02, 2021 at 10:25 AM
From: "Paul Blundell" <tanger32au@...>
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Subject: [UltralightDX] Loggings - 31/07/2021
Retekess V-115 / barefoot. Launceston Tasmania.
-------------------------
**MWDxerDB - Report**
Report Date: 08/02/2021
Report Time: 10:14:02
-------------------------
 
Freq / Name: 1251 - 2DU
Details: Dubbo - Commercial - 2000w
Notes: 31/07/2021 - ULDXIndex = 0.513
 
Freq / Name: 1305 - 5RN
Details: Renmark/Loxton - National - 2000w
Notes: 31/07/2021 - ULDXIndex = 0.4905 
 
Freq / Name: 1314 - 3BT
Details: Ballarat - Commercial - 5k
Notes: 31/07/2021 - ULDXIndex = 0.104
 
Freq / Name: 1323 - 5DN
Details: Adelaide - Commercial - 3300w
Notes: 31/07/2021 - ULDXIndex = 0.297
 
Freq / Name: 1467 - 3ML
Details: Mildura/Sunraysia - Commercial - 2000w
Notes: 31/07/2021 - ULDXIndex = 0.459

 

 

 
 
--
Paul
 


Re: Software - MWDXerDB

Paul Blundell
 

Update: 02/08/2021
I have made a number of changes which has included adding the required code to support the new ULDXIndex system and these can be added directly to each entry. I have also made some changes to the backend database code and a few minor changes to the windows and layout.


Re: Air Band Receivers

Paul Blundell
 

I personally prefer the AR-1733 for my needs but both work well enough.


On Mon, Aug 2, 2021 at 11:56 AM Frank Standford <dxer2k1@...> wrote:
Thank you for the urls, which out of them do you think is better?
 
 
Sent: Monday, August 02, 2021 at 10:33 AM
From: "Paul Blundell" <tanger32au@...>
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Air Band Receivers
 
On Mon, Aug 2, 2021 at 9:28 AM Frank Standford <dxer2k1@...> wrote:
Do you have personal experiance with these? I find some reviews to be a bit all over the place and not as helpful as I would like. I much prefer to hear from personal experiance.
 
 
 
Sent: Friday, July 30, 2021 at 8:27 PM
From: "Paul Blundell" <tanger32au@...>
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Air Band Receivers
Here in Australia we have the AR-1733 and AR-1780 that both cover this band.
 
On Fri, 30 Jul 2021, 14:09 Frank Standford, <dxer2k1@...> wrote:
An air radio is on my list.
 
 
Sent: Friday, July 30, 2021 at 8:47 AM
From: "DX Pedro" <pmm.andrade@...>
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Air Band Receivers
Really? I couldn’t find one single Portuguese airport :/
 
On Thu, 29 Jul 2021 at 16:14 Steve Whitt <mwneditor@...> wrote:

Airnav.com works fine here in the UK

 

Rgds

Steve

 

From: main@UltralightDX.groups.io [mailto:main@UltralightDX.groups.io] On Behalf Of DX Pedro
Sent: 29 July 2021 15:01
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Air Band Receivers

 

Sadly, US restricted :(

 

// pedro andrade

 

 

On Thu, Jul 22, 2021 at 10:23 PM Joseph Rotman via groups.io <N9JCQ=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:


This is what I use for airport frequencies:https://www.airnav.com/

-----Original Message-----
From: Jock Elliott <jock.elliott@...>
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io
Sent: Thu, Jul 22, 2021 4:34 am
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Air Band Receivers

Radio Reference -- https://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/ -- is an excellent source of frequency information of all sorts, including aviation.

 

I have used it for United States information, and there are pull-downs on the right for other countries, although I don't know how complete or accurate the information is for other countries.

 

 

 

--
// pedro andrade

 

 

 

 

 
 
--
Paul
 



--
Paul


Re: Loggings - 31/07/2021

Paul Blundell
 

I have been working on updating / correcting these as I find them, it looks like a couple got missed.


On Mon, Aug 2, 2021 at 11:55 AM Frank Standford <dxer2k1@...> wrote:
Just some feedback, could you list the power the same? Some are in W and some are in KW. These are all above 1000KHZ, was that planned or just how it worked out?
 
 
Sent: Monday, August 02, 2021 at 10:25 AM
From: "Paul Blundell" <tanger32au@...>
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Subject: [UltralightDX] Loggings - 31/07/2021
Retekess V-115 / barefoot. Launceston Tasmania.
-------------------------
**MWDxerDB - Report**
Report Date: 08/02/2021
Report Time: 10:14:02
-------------------------
 
Freq / Name: 1251 - 2DU
Details: Dubbo - Commercial - 2000w
Notes: 31/07/2021 - ULDXIndex = 0.513
 
Freq / Name: 1305 - 5RN
Details: Renmark/Loxton - National - 2000w
Notes: 31/07/2021 - ULDXIndex = 0.4905 
 
Freq / Name: 1314 - 3BT
Details: Ballarat - Commercial - 5k
Notes: 31/07/2021 - ULDXIndex = 0.104
 
Freq / Name: 1323 - 5DN
Details: Adelaide - Commercial - 3300w
Notes: 31/07/2021 - ULDXIndex = 0.297
 
Freq / Name: 1467 - 3ML
Details: Mildura/Sunraysia - Commercial - 2000w
Notes: 31/07/2021 - ULDXIndex = 0.459



--
Paul


Re: Videos recorded after sunset XHDATA D-808

Peter 1956 <pe1etr@...>
 

Thanks Frank.
Peter


Re: Air Band Receivers

 

Thank you for the urls, which out of them do you think is better?
 
 
Sent: Monday, August 02, 2021 at 10:33 AM
From: "Paul Blundell" <tanger32au@...>
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Air Band Receivers
 
On Mon, Aug 2, 2021 at 9:28 AM Frank Standford <dxer2k1@...> wrote:
Do you have personal experiance with these? I find some reviews to be a bit all over the place and not as helpful as I would like. I much prefer to hear from personal experiance.
 
 
 
Sent: Friday, July 30, 2021 at 8:27 PM
From: "Paul Blundell" <tanger32au@...>
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Air Band Receivers
Here in Australia we have the AR-1733 and AR-1780 that both cover this band.
 
On Fri, 30 Jul 2021, 14:09 Frank Standford, <dxer2k1@...> wrote:
An air radio is on my list.
 
 
Sent: Friday, July 30, 2021 at 8:47 AM
From: "DX Pedro" <pmm.andrade@...>
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Air Band Receivers
Really? I couldn’t find one single Portuguese airport :/
 
On Thu, 29 Jul 2021 at 16:14 Steve Whitt <mwneditor@...> wrote:

Airnav.com works fine here in the UK

 

Rgds

Steve

 

From: main@UltralightDX.groups.io [mailto:main@UltralightDX.groups.io] On Behalf Of DX Pedro
Sent: 29 July 2021 15:01
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Air Band Receivers

 

Sadly, US restricted :(

 

// pedro andrade

 

 

On Thu, Jul 22, 2021 at 10:23 PM Joseph Rotman via groups.io <N9JCQ=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:


This is what I use for airport frequencies:https://www.airnav.com/

-----Original Message-----
From: Jock Elliott <jock.elliott@...>
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io
Sent: Thu, Jul 22, 2021 4:34 am
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Air Band Receivers

Radio Reference -- https://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/ -- is an excellent source of frequency information of all sorts, including aviation.

 

I have used it for United States information, and there are pull-downs on the right for other countries, although I don't know how complete or accurate the information is for other countries.

 

 

 

--
// pedro andrade

 

 

 

 

 
 
--
Paul
 


Re: Loggings - 31/07/2021

 

Just some feedback, could you list the power the same? Some are in W and some are in KW. These are all above 1000KHZ, was that planned or just how it worked out?
 
 
Sent: Monday, August 02, 2021 at 10:25 AM
From: "Paul Blundell" <tanger32au@...>
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Subject: [UltralightDX] Loggings - 31/07/2021
Retekess V-115 / barefoot. Launceston Tasmania.
-------------------------
**MWDxerDB - Report**
Report Date: 08/02/2021
Report Time: 10:14:02
-------------------------
 
Freq / Name: 1251 - 2DU
Details: Dubbo - Commercial - 2000w
Notes: 31/07/2021 - ULDXIndex = 0.513
 
Freq / Name: 1305 - 5RN
Details: Renmark/Loxton - National - 2000w
Notes: 31/07/2021 - ULDXIndex = 0.4905 
 
Freq / Name: 1314 - 3BT
Details: Ballarat - Commercial - 5k
Notes: 31/07/2021 - ULDXIndex = 0.104
 
Freq / Name: 1323 - 5DN
Details: Adelaide - Commercial - 3300w
Notes: 31/07/2021 - ULDXIndex = 0.297
 
Freq / Name: 1467 - 3ML
Details: Mildura/Sunraysia - Commercial - 2000w
Notes: 31/07/2021 - ULDXIndex = 0.459


Re: Air Band Receivers

Paul Blundell
 


On Mon, Aug 2, 2021 at 9:28 AM Frank Standford <dxer2k1@...> wrote:
Do you have personal experiance with these? I find some reviews to be a bit all over the place and not as helpful as I would like. I much prefer to hear from personal experiance.
 
 
 
Sent: Friday, July 30, 2021 at 8:27 PM
From: "Paul Blundell" <tanger32au@...>
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Air Band Receivers
Here in Australia we have the AR-1733 and AR-1780 that both cover this band.
 
On Fri, 30 Jul 2021, 14:09 Frank Standford, <dxer2k1@...> wrote:
An air radio is on my list.
 
 
Sent: Friday, July 30, 2021 at 8:47 AM
From: "DX Pedro" <pmm.andrade@...>
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Air Band Receivers
Really? I couldn’t find one single Portuguese airport :/
 
On Thu, 29 Jul 2021 at 16:14 Steve Whitt <mwneditor@...> wrote:

Airnav.com works fine here in the UK

 

Rgds

Steve

 

From: main@UltralightDX.groups.io [mailto:main@UltralightDX.groups.io] On Behalf Of DX Pedro
Sent: 29 July 2021 15:01
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Air Band Receivers

 

Sadly, US restricted :(

 

// pedro andrade

 

 

On Thu, Jul 22, 2021 at 10:23 PM Joseph Rotman via groups.io <N9JCQ=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:


This is what I use for airport frequencies:https://www.airnav.com/

-----Original Message-----
From: Jock Elliott <jock.elliott@...>
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io
Sent: Thu, Jul 22, 2021 4:34 am
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Air Band Receivers

Radio Reference -- https://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/ -- is an excellent source of frequency information of all sorts, including aviation.

 

I have used it for United States information, and there are pull-downs on the right for other countries, although I don't know how complete or accurate the information is for other countries.

 

 

 

--
// pedro andrade

 

 



--
Paul


Loggings - 31/07/2021

Paul Blundell
 

Retekess V-115 / barefoot. Launceston Tasmania.
-------------------------
**MWDxerDB - Report**
Report Date: 08/02/2021
Report Time: 10:14:02
-------------------------

Freq / Name: 1251 - 2DU
Details: Dubbo - Commercial - 2000w
Notes: 31/07/2021 - ULDXIndex = 0.513

Freq / Name: 1305 - 5RN
Details: Renmark/Loxton - National - 2000w
Notes: 31/07/2021 - ULDXIndex = 0.4905 

Freq / Name: 1314 - 3BT
Details: Ballarat - Commercial - 5k
Notes: 31/07/2021 - ULDXIndex = 0.104

Freq / Name: 1323 - 5DN
Details: Adelaide - Commercial - 3300w
Notes: 31/07/2021 - ULDXIndex = 0.297

Freq / Name: 1467 - 3ML
Details: Mildura/Sunraysia - Commercial - 2000w
Notes: 31/07/2021 - ULDXIndex = 0.459


Re: Videos recorded after sunset XHDATA D-808

 

Those are great videos and really add to the story of these catches.
 
 
Sent: Monday, August 02, 2021 at 1:11 AM
From: "Nick Hall-Patch via groups.io" <nhp@...>
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Videos recorded after sunset XHDATA D-808
Thanks for posting the Asian DX, Peter.   You're doing quite a bit better than I did in Lilongwe seven months ago using an RSPdx and an ALA1530 loop.   Of course, that was the height of summer. Perhaps another trip in the winter should be planned?

best wishes,

Nick


Re: Air Band Receivers

 

Do you have personal experiance with these? I find some reviews to be a bit all over the place and not as helpful as I would like. I much prefer to hear from personal experiance.
 
 
 
Sent: Friday, July 30, 2021 at 8:27 PM
From: "Paul Blundell" <tanger32au@...>
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Air Band Receivers
Here in Australia we have the AR-1733 and AR-1780 that both cover this band.
 
On Fri, 30 Jul 2021, 14:09 Frank Standford, <dxer2k1@...> wrote:

An air radio is on my list.
 
 
Sent: Friday, July 30, 2021 at 8:47 AM
From: "DX Pedro" <pmm.andrade@...>
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Air Band Receivers
Really? I couldn’t find one single Portuguese airport :/
 
On Thu, 29 Jul 2021 at 16:14 Steve Whitt <mwneditor@...> wrote:

Airnav.com works fine here in the UK

 

Rgds

Steve

 

From: main@UltralightDX.groups.io [mailto:main@UltralightDX.groups.io] On Behalf Of DX Pedro
Sent: 29 July 2021 15:01
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Air Band Receivers

 

Sadly, US restricted :(

 

// pedro andrade

 

 

On Thu, Jul 22, 2021 at 10:23 PM Joseph Rotman via groups.io <N9JCQ=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:


This is what I use for airport frequencies:https://www.airnav.com/

-----Original Message-----
From: Jock Elliott <jock.elliott@...>
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io
Sent: Thu, Jul 22, 2021 4:34 am
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Air Band Receivers

Radio Reference -- https://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/ -- is an excellent source of frequency information of all sorts, including aviation.

 

I have used it for United States information, and there are pull-downs on the right for other countries, although I don't know how complete or accurate the information is for other countries.

 

 

 

--
// pedro andrade

 

 


Re: Operation time on PL330

Zacharias Liangas
 

Thank you but my question refers to the time the radio can drain the fully charged inbuilt battery from fully charged to" lo bat"at a given audio level
My example
My  PL 380 can operate around 25 hours with earphones at audio level 6-7 a standard audio level if using Sony in ear buds
The DE 1102 can operate ard 8 hours