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Carl DeWhitt
 

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Re: MI LOG F I N A L L Y ! ! !

wa8lcz
 

Hi guys,

dont be discouraged with the ant pattern, i heard DE when their pattern is south east. and MS when they aim south, (from MI). the big problem is close strong interference and low power. listening a long time sometimes helps to balance out the other stations as everything changes, the other stations might fad. depends on how far away they are from you. the only way to know is to listen. sometimes for weeks. it all comes down to, how desperate you are to put them in the log.
sitting on one freq for 3 hrs at sunrise and 3 hrs at sunset works, some of the time. conditions are getting better right now, solar flux is 81-1-0, this is the time to hang on the freq.

byron Detroit

--- In ultralightdx@..., "Randy B" <randyebrown@...> wrote:


Thanks for the tip, Tony. I try 1150 sometimes. I should be able to pick WDEL up as I'm only 90 mi. north. But one problem is that most of WDEL's pattern points south. Another is that Pittsburgh and Hartford are strong on 1150. I'll get it eventually.

Randy

--- In ultralightdx@..., Tony Germanotta <germanotta.tony@> wrote:

Have you tried WDEL 1150? That's usually pretty easy for me here in Chesapeake, Va. Of course I have the salt water path to credit. Wait until the baseball season starts and look for the Phillies' broadcast there. It's one of their key network affiliates.


On Feb 25, 2010, at 8:33 PM, Randy B wrote:


Nice catch, Byron! I've logged 27 states from here in northeastern PA but I can't snag anything in Delaware. WDOV is 131 mi from me. You give me hope! I'll have to try sitting on 1410.

Randy Brown
East Stroudsburg PA
G8 barefoot

--- In ultralightdx@..., "wa8lcz" <wa8lcz@> wrote:


Feb 24 Wen
1410 WDOV Dover Delaware 1730 EST 5k 5k newsradio 452 mi #250 state #34
**** ant pattern SE

I sat on 1410 for weeks, morning and night, copied 8 other stations PA OH PA CT KY NY MI IL until WDOV popped up out of the noise, a lot of noise, now he's in the log forever.


Byron wa8lcz nr Detroit Mi stations heard 250
Kenwood TS450S litz loop 34 in sq V2.0


Re: MI LOG F I N A L L Y ! ! !

Tony Germanotta
 

Yea, that's why I suggested baseball season. It will be easier to pick up an inning or an out from the mix than trying to wait for an ID. And you can use the game broadcast on 1210, which you should be able to get on your fillings at your house, for a parallel.  Spring training games start in a few days, I think, but they're usually day games, which might be tougher for you to get. Then again, Pittsburgh and Hartford should be a lot weaker then. Good luck. 


On Feb 26, 2010, at 8:33 PM, Randy B wrote:

 


Thanks for the tip, Tony. I try 1150 sometimes. I should be able to pick WDEL up as I'm only 90 mi. north. But one problem is that most of WDEL's pattern points south. Another is that Pittsburgh and Hartford are strong on 1150. I'll get it eventually.

Randy

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, Tony Germanotta tony@...> wrote:
>
> Have you tried WDEL 1150? That's usually pretty easy for me here in Chesapeake, Va. Of course I have the salt water path to credit. Wait until the baseball season starts and look for the Phillies' broadcast there. It's one of their key network affiliates.
>
>
> On Feb 25, 2010, at 8:33 PM, Randy B wrote:
>
> >
> > Nice catch, Byron! I've logged 27 states from here in northeastern PA but I can't snag anything in Delaware. WDOV is 131 mi from me. You give me hope! I'll have to try sitting on 1410.
> >
> > Randy Brown
> > East Stroudsburg PA
> > G8 barefoot
> >
> > --- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "wa8lcz" wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > > Feb 24 Wen
> > > 1410 WDOV Dover Delaware 1730 EST 5k 5k newsradio 452 mi #250 state #34
> > > **** ant pattern SE
> > >
> > > I sat on 1410 for weeks, morning and night, copied 8 other stations PA OH PA CT KY NY MI IL until WDOV popped up out of the noise, a lot of noise, now he's in the log forever.
> > >
> > >
> > > Byron wa8lcz nr Detroit Mi stations heard 250
> > > Kenwood TS450S litz loop 34 in sq V2.0
> > >
> >
> >
>



Re: MI LOG F I N A L L Y ! ! !

Randy B <randyebrown@...>
 

Thanks for the tip, Tony. I try 1150 sometimes. I should be able to pick WDEL up as I'm only 90 mi. north. But one problem is that most of WDEL's pattern points south. Another is that Pittsburgh and Hartford are strong on 1150. I'll get it eventually.

Randy

--- In ultralightdx@..., Tony Germanotta <germanotta.tony@...> wrote:

Have you tried WDEL 1150? That's usually pretty easy for me here in Chesapeake, Va. Of course I have the salt water path to credit. Wait until the baseball season starts and look for the Phillies' broadcast there. It's one of their key network affiliates.


On Feb 25, 2010, at 8:33 PM, Randy B wrote:


Nice catch, Byron! I've logged 27 states from here in northeastern PA but I can't snag anything in Delaware. WDOV is 131 mi from me. You give me hope! I'll have to try sitting on 1410.

Randy Brown
East Stroudsburg PA
G8 barefoot

--- In ultralightdx@..., "wa8lcz" <wa8lcz@> wrote:


Feb 24 Wen
1410 WDOV Dover Delaware 1730 EST 5k 5k newsradio 452 mi #250 state #34
**** ant pattern SE

I sat on 1410 for weeks, morning and night, copied 8 other stations PA OH PA CT KY NY MI IL until WDOV popped up out of the noise, a lot of noise, now he's in the log forever.


Byron wa8lcz nr Detroit Mi stations heard 250
Kenwood TS450S litz loop 34 in sq V2.0


Re: Ultralight Awards Program Update

robert ross
 

john445 wrote:

Gary and Rob: Thanks for keeping the awards program alive and well. So, if changing locations and starting over, can we apply for the same awards over again? :)

Yes John...You can apply for awards for as many locations as you wish. If the new location is 25 Miles or less from the other one...You could just count that as the same location. For years the AM/FM/TV Dx'ers have considered anything within 25 Miles to count for your home location. So if you move from one side of town to the other...no need to start over. If you move to the other side of the state...that's a new location.....start over..and go for the gold!!

73...ROB VA3SW


Re: Ultralight Awards Program Update

Stephen Ponder <stephen_ponder@...>
 

Super job, Gary and Rob! I'm busy working on some award submissions myself!

73 & Good DX,

Steve N5WBI
Clear Lake City, TX

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------Original Message------
From: <D1028Gary@...>
To: <ultralightdx@...>
Date: Friday, February 26, 2010 2:57:02 PM EST
Subject: [ultralightdx] Ultralight Awards Program Update

Hello All,

Thanks to the contributions of many DXers who submitted sample copies of
John's artwork, Rob Ross' continuing (and superb) volunteer work to review
applications, and a crash course here in Adobe Photoshop processing
techniques, the Ultralight Awards Committee (Rob and I) is now prepared to issue any
of the diverse Award Certificates previously designed and sent out by John
Bryant.

The two highest Award Levels ("Master DXer" and "Centurian" awards) have
yet to be issued by our restored committee, but we look forward to honoring
those DXers who succeed in chasing ULR-DX at the highest level-- and are
more than prepared to give them these "gold medals" of Ultralight DXing!.

Although I was not personally one of the DXers who applied for many of
John's certificates (and was occasionally chastised in a friendly manner
because of this), I had recently qualified for the Centurian Award by receiving
100 stations from Asia, and now certainly wish that John had received my
application (since we were very close in chasing TP's with Ultralight radios).

Thanks very much to the DXers who have already submitted 12 applications
to our restored committee, and for supporting our program to continue
honoring John's Bryant's legacy.

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


Re: Ultralight Awards Program Update

john445 <john445@...>
 

Gary and Rob: Thanks for keeping the awards program alive and well. So, if changing locations and starting over, can we apply for the same awards over again?  :)

On Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 1:57 PM, <D1028Gary@...> wrote:

 

Hello All,
 
Thanks to the contributions of many DXers who submitted sample copies of John's artwork, Rob Ross' continuing (and superb) volunteer work to review applications, and a crash course here in Adobe Photoshop processing techniques, the Ultralight Awards Committee (Rob and I) is now prepared to issue any of the diverse Award Certificates previously designed and sent out by John Bryant.
 
The two highest Award Levels ("Master DXer" and "Centurian" awards) have yet to be issued by our restored committee, but we look forward to honoring those DXers who succeed in chasing ULR-DX at the highest level-- and are more than prepared to give them these "gold medals" of Ultralight DXing!.
 
Although I was not personally one of the DXers who applied for many of John's certificates (and was occasionally chastised in a friendly manner because of this), I had recently qualified for the Centurian Award by receiving 100 stations from Asia, and now certainly wish that John had received my application (since we were very close in chasing TP's with Ultralight radios).
 
Thanks very much to the DXers who have already submitted 12 applications to our restored committee, and for supporting our program to continue honoring John's Bryant's legacy.
 
73 and Good Ultralight DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA) 
 
      




--
John Mosman
Discover joy in life and savor it everyday
847-350-9566


Re: Morning logs

Tony Germanotta
 

I love your latin ID tips, Jim.  You'll have me chasing them yet.

On Feb 26, 2010, at 12:26 PM, jim_kr1s wrote:

 


--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, Tony Germanotta ...> wrote:
>
> The thing about this ULing, I have found, is I am listening to a whole lot more religious talk than I ever did in my agnostic life. (And a lot of political screamers that I had always avoided because as a journalist, I believe a story has more than one side.) They do seem to be the most powerful stations on any frequency and, like Hebrew National hotdogs, answer only to a higher authority.

Money. :) The last time I DXed in earnest, "Sultans of Swing" was all over the dial. That was programming I could believe in.

> I have a lot of trouble figuring out the IDs in Spanish, though.

Yes, it's hard to tell the Cubans and Mexicans from the Floridians sometimes. Usually, the Cuban announcers are more mellow. Cuban-Americans sound like angry schoolmasters. Colombians are more hyperkinetic (wonder why?), and Mexicans just sound happy all the time. (Can you tell I've listened to a lot of Spanish-language stations?)

Time of day and observed propagation conditions can give hints. You wouldn't expect to hear Mexico at sunset here in Florida, as it's still daylight there. So if you're hearing Urban Mexican music, chances are it's a local. Beam heading for nulls is another good indicator. If it nulls N-S it's probably not coming from E-W. Then you hit the Frequency Page http://www.amlogbook.com/freq.htm  and WRTH, and try to sort it out some more.

As a last resort, you can record the ID and ask someone with better Spanish to translate. I keep a Sony MP3 recorder permanently plugged in while listening. Especially when there is interference, being able to replay the ID often helps. Too bad they don't ID with phonetics!

73,

Jim, KR1S
http://qrp.kearman.com/ 



DXing LAm Stations

Kirk <kirk74601@...>
 

Greetings,

Yea guys, it was definitely a good night for the Latin stations last night. I got out my Tecsun 300WT and used it w/ a 7.5" slider loopstick (made by John Bryant) and a SAT (pulled out the big guns, ha ha). I managed to hear some stations on 1340 for the first time since I've been in Texas. The SRF-59 and the E-100 can't detect anything on 1330 or 1340 because of local adjacent channel (lcl) stations. Being able to actually hear stations on 1340, I got all enthused and felt like a kid in a candy shop! Managed quite a few tentatives on some Mexicans and one I feel safe in counting.Tonight I'll be stalking 1340 again to try to sort out the tentatives.

1340, XEDKT, Guadalajara, Jalisco, 0200 UTC, 2/26/10, hrd some lcl ads and a lot of ranchera mx. Many canned IDs as "Radio Ranchito." G sig during peaks. Mixing w/ at least 3 other XE stations.

Have a great weekend and good DX to all.

Kirk Allen
Pasadena, TX


Re: Morning logs

jim_kr1s <jkearman@...>
 


--- In ultralightdx@..., Tony Germanotta wrote:
>
> The thing about this ULing, I have found, is I am listening to a whole lot more religious talk than I ever did in my agnostic life. (And a lot of political screamers that I had always avoided because as a journalist, I believe a story has more than one side.) They do seem to be the most powerful stations on any frequency and, like Hebrew National hotdogs, answer only to a higher authority.

Money. :) The last time I DXed in earnest, "Sultans of Swing" was all over the dial. That was programming I could believe in.

> I have a lot of trouble figuring out the IDs in Spanish, though.

Yes, it's hard to tell the Cubans and Mexicans from the Floridians sometimes. Usually, the Cuban announcers are more mellow. Cuban-Americans sound like angry schoolmasters. Colombians are more hyperkinetic (wonder why?), and Mexicans just sound happy all the time. (Can you tell I've listened to a lot of Spanish-language stations?)

Time of day and observed propagation conditions can give hints. You wouldn't expect to hear Mexico at sunset here in Florida, as it's still daylight there. So if you're hearing Urban Mexican music, chances are it's a local. Beam heading for nulls is another good indicator. If it nulls N-S it's probably not coming from E-W. Then you hit the Frequency Page http://www.amlogbook.com/freq.htm  and WRTH, and try to sort it out some more.

As a last resort, you can record the ID and ask someone with better Spanish to translate. I keep a Sony MP3 recorder permanently plugged in while listening. Especially when there is interference, being able to replay the ID often helps. Too bad they don't ID with phonetics!

73,

Jim, KR1S
http://qrp.kearman.com/ 


Re: Morning logs

Tony Germanotta
 

The thing about this ULing, I have found, is I am listening to a whole lot more religious talk than I ever did in my agnostic life. (And a lot of political screamers that I had always avoided because as a journalist, I believe a story has more than one side.) They do seem to be the most powerful stations on any frequency and, like Hebrew National hotdogs, answer only to a higher authority. 

The Hondurans would be a nice catch. I have a lot of trouble figuring out the IDs in Spanish, though. I sit on a frequency and they go into their TOH or BOH patter and I never do know when they are giving a call sign. Even the US stations I find are pretty lax in identifying in English anymore. 

I caught one this morning, though, WMET 1160 in Gaithersburg Md. that went nearly the entire hour before giving an Engish ID. I needed the SAT for this one, it's a pretty long haul for late morning. There was lots of patter between songs that probably would have provided a clue. But the music was fun.  I guess I'll have to do a little Rosseta Stoning or be content to rule out half of the bandscans.



On Feb 26, 2010, at 11:40 AM, jim_kr1s wrote:

 

Fired up the PL-380 at 0945Z today. That's 4:45 a.m. local time. First check was 530, where RVC and R Enciclopedia were at opposing nulls, but both pretty weak. Cuba did not ID at TOH as they usually do, but there was the F announcer and instrumental music, and I doubt anything from Toronto made it this far south today.  This means I have to get up early next Thursday morning to see whether yesterday's situation was exceptional.

After checking for new Cubans (none) and a scan of 1240, 1410, 1440, where I could use a few new ones, 1410 paid off. 1030Z 1410 WRHB Leesburg, FL clear ID, recorded, bringing total ULR Florida stations to 121. Gospel station WRJD in Durham, NC was in all the time. I swear, these religious stations don't know what it means to reduce power at night. Sunrise in Durham was 1148Z, so they were cheating, as their night-time power is supposed to be 290 W. My antenna isn't that good!

Thought I had a good one by nulling WSM 650 in Nashville, at 1045Z. In normal conditions, even nulled they are strong here, but today they just about disappeared, and up poppsed a man and woman speaking Spanish. A check of WRTH doesn't show any strong Mexicans on 650, but there are a couple in Honduras, and the signal peak agreed with that. Worth following up, when WSM isn't too loud. Had a probable Mexican playing music on 700, under the weakened WLW, but couldn't get an ID.

What will tomorrow morning bring? (For some reason these early mornings were easier 45 years ago.)  Sunrise (and pre-sunrise -- sunrise here is about 1150Z this week) is more interesting here lately than sunset. ULR total now 334.

73,

Jim, KR1S
http://qrp.kearman.com/ 




Morning logs

jim_kr1s <jkearman@...>
 

Fired up the PL-380 at 0945Z today. That's 4:45 a.m. local time. First check was 530, where RVC and R Enciclopedia were at opposing nulls, but both pretty weak. Cuba did not ID at TOH as they usually do, but there was the F announcer and instrumental music, and I doubt anything from Toronto made it this far south today.  This means I have to get up early next Thursday morning to see whether yesterday's situation was exceptional.

After checking for new Cubans (none) and a scan of 1240, 1410, 1440, where I could use a few new ones, 1410 paid off. 1030Z 1410 WRHB Leesburg, FL clear ID, recorded, bringing total ULR Florida stations to 121. Gospel station WRJD in Durham, NC was in all the time. I swear, these religious stations don't know what it means to reduce power at night. Sunrise in Durham was 1148Z, so they were cheating, as their night-time power is supposed to be 290 W. My antenna isn't that good!

Thought I had a good one by nulling WSM 650 in Nashville, at 1045Z. In normal conditions, even nulled they are strong here, but today they just about disappeared, and up poppsed a man and woman speaking Spanish. A check of WRTH doesn't show any strong Mexicans on 650, but there are a couple in Honduras, and the signal peak agreed with that. Worth following up, when WSM isn't too loud. Had a probable Mexican playing music on 700, under the weakened WLW, but couldn't get an ID.

What will tomorrow morning bring? (For some reason these early mornings were easier 45 years ago.)  Sunrise (and pre-sunrise -- sunrise here is about 1150Z this week) is more interesting here lately than sunset. ULR total now 334.

73,

Jim, KR1S
http://qrp.kearman.com/ 



Re: MI LOG F I N A L L Y ! ! !

Tony Germanotta
 

Yea, I have that problem with a few local pests who bleed over adjacent frequencies. It's not in the receiver selectivity either, it happens even on my R8A and R-390A with its mechanical filters. The stations are just sloppy at the transmitter site, is my guess. One of the top FCC Engineers, the guy who ran the school for FCC engineers, used to live here and I got to know him pretty well. One night the two of us went out on a DF hunt for outlaw CBers in his specially equipped FCC car with direction finding antennas. It was a blast. I wrote the story for my newspaper and also wrote a version for Monitoring Times. Anyway, when Jerry was around, he'd keep these commercial folks honest. Alas, he died of a brain tumor some years back. A techie to the end, he was one of the first to use gamma ray surgery on his tumor and even invited the newspaper to come along for this ride. Unfortunately, I was an editor by then and couldn't get the medical reporters interested. What a waste. This was a patient who actually understood the electronics involved in his attempt at a cure. They got the tumor alright, but it had already spread. Years later, one of my cousins developed a brain tumor and underwent the same "surgery." He's doing fine so far. 




On Feb 26, 2010, at 11:03 AM, wa8lcz wrote:

 

hi Tony,

my biggest problem in the Detroit area, is a bunch of 50 kw stations, their splatter and their iboc hash. WWJ is 950, but 940 and 960 are worthless, (so i log 1 station for 3 freq) so finding a clear freq is not that easy. on 1150, Delaware is east of me, ckoc hamilton ont 164 mi 50k 50k is NE, WCUE cuyahoga OH 122 mi 5k 500w is SE, so the freq is usually a mess.

1410 is a little better, the only strong station is WING dayton oh, its due south but i can hear them, fairly strong, with the ant pointed east. the other 7 stations that i have id'ed, fad in and out.

i have the same problem with SD, the only freq i have a chance with is 1320 KELO, last night, after 5 hours, i copied "1320 keoel" the right letters but in the wrong combination. so i'll keep trying. i pick freqs where the station runs at least 5k day and night, any less than that and its a long shot. (this does not apply to border states, oh in il ont) using an audio recorder gives me a much better chance of hearing the id over and over again. wish i'ld had one months ago.

when i post my log, i'm sure some of you guys use the info to go after that station, but i wonder how many actually log it. conditions are so different from place to place. it would be gratifying to hear from anyone that works Delaware on 1410. it would also be good to see other guys daily logs to judge band conditions from day to day. this would help everyone.

byron wa8lcz 4 mi north of Detroit MI

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, Tony Germanotta tony@...> wrote:
>
> Have you tried WDEL 1150? That's usually pretty easy for me here in Chesapeake, Va. Of course I have the salt water path to credit. Wait until the baseball season starts and look for the Phillies' broadcast there. It's one of their key network affiliates.
>
>
> On Feb 25, 2010, at 8:33 PM, Randy B wrote:
>
> >
> > Nice catch, Byron! I've logged 27 states from here in northeastern PA but I can't snag anything in Delaware. WDOV is 131 mi from me. You give me hope! I'll have to try sitting on 1410.
> >
> > Randy Brown
> > East Stroudsburg PA
> > G8 barefoot
> >
> > --- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "wa8lcz" wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > > Feb 24 Wen
> > > 1410 WDOV Dover Delaware 1730 EST 5k 5k newsradio 452 mi #250 state #34
> > > **** ant pattern SE
> > >
> > > I sat on 1410 for weeks, morning and night, copied 8 other stations PA OH PA CT KY NY MI IL until WDOV popped up out of the noise, a lot of noise, now he's in the log forever.
> > >
> > >
> > > Byron wa8lcz nr Detroit Mi stations heard 250
> > > Kenwood TS450S litz loop 34 in sq V2.0
> > >
> >
> >
>



MI LOG

wa8lcz
 

Feb 26 Friday
1320 WBOB Jacksonville FL 0730 EST 50k 5k talk 846 mi ant E #251
**** the FL high today will be 61 deg, lucky dogs, we're expecting more snow in MI.


Byron wa8lcz nr Detroit Mi stations heard 251
Kenwood TS450S litz loop 34 in sq


Re: MI LOG F I N A L L Y ! ! !

wa8lcz
 

hi Tony,

my biggest problem in the Detroit area, is a bunch of 50 kw stations, their splatter and their iboc hash. WWJ is 950, but 940 and 960 are worthless, (so i log 1 station for 3 freq) so finding a clear freq is not that easy. on 1150, Delaware is east of me, ckoc hamilton ont 164 mi 50k 50k is NE, WCUE cuyahoga OH 122 mi 5k 500w is SE, so the freq is usually a mess.

1410 is a little better, the only strong station is WING dayton oh, its due south but i can hear them, fairly strong, with the ant pointed east. the other 7 stations that i have id'ed, fad in and out.

i have the same problem with SD, the only freq i have a chance with is 1320 KELO, last night, after 5 hours, i copied "1320 keoel" the right letters but in the wrong combination. so i'll keep trying. i pick freqs where the station runs at least 5k day and night, any less than that and its a long shot. (this does not apply to border states, oh in il ont) using an audio recorder gives me a much better chance of hearing the id over and over again. wish i'ld had one months ago.

when i post my log, i'm sure some of you guys use the info to go after that station, but i wonder how many actually log it. conditions are so different from place to place. it would be gratifying to hear from anyone that works Delaware on 1410. it would also be good to see other guys daily logs to judge band conditions from day to day. this would help everyone.

byron wa8lcz 4 mi north of Detroit MI

--- In ultralightdx@..., Tony Germanotta <germanotta.tony@...> wrote:

Have you tried WDEL 1150? That's usually pretty easy for me here in Chesapeake, Va. Of course I have the salt water path to credit. Wait until the baseball season starts and look for the Phillies' broadcast there. It's one of their key network affiliates.


On Feb 25, 2010, at 8:33 PM, Randy B wrote:


Nice catch, Byron! I've logged 27 states from here in northeastern PA but I can't snag anything in Delaware. WDOV is 131 mi from me. You give me hope! I'll have to try sitting on 1410.

Randy Brown
East Stroudsburg PA
G8 barefoot

--- In ultralightdx@..., "wa8lcz" <wa8lcz@> wrote:


Feb 24 Wen
1410 WDOV Dover Delaware 1730 EST 5k 5k newsradio 452 mi #250 state #34
**** ant pattern SE

I sat on 1410 for weeks, morning and night, copied 8 other stations PA OH PA CT KY NY MI IL until WDOV popped up out of the noise, a lot of noise, now he's in the log forever.


Byron wa8lcz nr Detroit Mi stations heard 250
Kenwood TS450S litz loop 34 in sq V2.0


Re: Ultralight Awards Program Update

Gary DeBock
 

Hi John,
 
Thanks for your question, and of course you may submit new Ultralight Award applications after changing locations, and starting over. You may even submit applications for successful DXing during a vacation to a remote location, as far as I know. Rob and I certainly want the Awards Program to be as user-friendly as possible, and hope that it will motivate all of our group to really "push the limits" in ULR-DXing.
 
As far as "starting over," I guess many of the TP-DXers (both traditional and ULR) are kind of starting over in a way, after John's sudden accident. But we feel that the best way to honor him is to continue following his example of unselfish service to others, and continue DXing (and related experimentation) as he would do himself.
 
73, Gary
 
  
In a message dated 2/26/2010 12:40:38 P.M. Pacific Standard Time, john445@... writes:

 

Gary and Rob: Thanks for keeping the awards program alive and well. So, if changing locations and starting over, can we apply for the same awards over again?  :)

On Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 1:57 PM, <D1028Gary@aol.com> wrote:
 

Hello All,
 
Thanks to the contributions of many DXers who submitted sample copies of John's artwork, Rob Ross' continuing (and superb) volunteer work to review applications, and a crash course here in Adobe Photoshop processing techniques, the Ultralight Awards Committee (Rob and I) is now prepared to issue any of the diverse Award Certificates previously designed and sent out by John Bryant.
 
The two highest Award Levels ("Master DXer" and "Centurian" awards) have yet to be issued by our restored committee, but we look forward to honoring those DXers who succeed in chasing ULR-DX at the highest level-- and are more than prepared to give them these "gold medals" of Ultralight DXing!.
 
Although I was not personally one of the DXers who applied for many of John's certificates (and was occasionally chastised in a friendly manner because of this), I had recently qualified for the Centurian Award by receiving 100 stations from Asia, and now certainly wish that John had received my application (since we were very close in chasing TP's with Ultralight radios).
 
Thanks very much to the DXers who have already submitted 12 applications to our restored committee, and for supporting our program to continue honoring John's Bryant's legacy.
 
73 and Good Ultralight DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA) 
 
      




--
John Mosman
Discover joy in life and savor it everyday
847-350-9566


Traverse City, MI Loggings, All Times Eastern

Antonios Kekalos <akekalos@...>
 


2.25.10, 2135, AM 269kHz, CAD, Cadillac, MI, 36/58, NDB, DX-350
2.26.10, 0737, AM 1360, WTAQ, Green Bay, WI, 123mi/198km, 10k/5k, DX-350

--
Tony Kekalos
Traverse City, MI
SWLR-RN072
EN74es



Re: MI LOG F I N A L L Y ! ! !

Tony Germanotta
 

Have you tried WDEL 1150?  That's usually pretty easy for me here in Chesapeake, Va. Of course I have the salt water path to credit. Wait until the baseball season starts and look for the Phillies' broadcast there. It's one of their key network affiliates.


On Feb 25, 2010, at 8:33 PM, Randy B wrote:

 


Nice catch, Byron! I've logged 27 states from here in northeastern PA but I can't snag anything in Delaware. WDOV is 131 mi from me. You give me hope! I'll have to try sitting on 1410.

Randy Brown
East Stroudsburg PA
G8 barefoot

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "wa8lcz" wrote:
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> Feb 24 Wen
> 1410 WDOV Dover Delaware 1730 EST 5k 5k newsradio 452 mi #250 state #34
> **** ant pattern SE
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> I sat on 1410 for weeks, morning and night, copied 8 other stations PA OH PA CT KY NY MI IL until WDOV popped up out of the noise, a lot of noise, now he's in the log forever.
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> Byron wa8lcz nr Detroit Mi stations heard 250
> Kenwood TS450S litz loop 34 in sq V2.0
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Ultralight Awards Program Update

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
Thanks to the contributions of many DXers who submitted sample copies of John's artwork, Rob Ross' continuing (and superb) volunteer work to review applications, and a crash course here in Adobe Photoshop processing techniques, the Ultralight Awards Committee (Rob and I) is now prepared to issue any of the diverse Award Certificates previously designed and sent out by John Bryant.
 
The two highest Award Levels ("Master DXer" and "Centurian" awards) have yet to be issued by our restored committee, but we look forward to honoring those DXers who succeed in chasing ULR-DX at the highest level-- and are more than prepared to give them these "gold medals" of Ultralight DXing!.
 
Although I was not personally one of the DXers who applied for many of John's certificates (and was occasionally chastised in a friendly manner because of this), I had recently qualified for the Centurian Award by receiving 100 stations from Asia, and now certainly wish that John had received my application (since we were very close in chasing TP's with Ultralight radios).
 
Thanks very much to the DXers who have already submitted 12 applications to our restored committee, and for supporting our program to continue honoring John's Bryant's legacy.
 
73 and Good Ultralight DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA) 
 
      


Recent Logs

john445 <john445@...>
 

I have not been able to hit the dials lately as I am getting ready to move to the Chicago area in March. Looks like I get to start over again from a new state :) Anyway, here goes:

1200 WRTO Chicago IL 2/24/10 2256u Spanish, All State Commercial, then male with station slogan, "La Tremenda" (#135)

1410 WRMN Elgin, IL 2/24/10 2236u Radio Shopping Show, local areas ads for restaurants, male with ID (#126)

Have a good DX weekend!

John Mosman
WPE9GIZ
Madison, WI