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Re: 1710kHz HudsonCounty NJ

Paul S. in CT
 

The temporary authority has the Callsign of WRFK637... not the general Callsign above.
Just found it.

Regards
Paul S. in CT FN31nl


Re: 1710kHz HudsonCounty NJ

Paul S. in CT
 

From the FCC database...

Callsign: WQFG689
Licensee: County Of Hudson Radio Service: Public Safety Pool, Conventional (PW)
City: Jersey CIty, NJ
Status: Active Grant Date: 04/14/2016 Expiration: 07/11/2026
Site Address: Jersey City OEM intersection of Summit and Laidlaw Streets
City: Jersy City, NJ
County: HUDSON
Coordinates: 40N 44' 25.2", 74W 3' 27.6"
Frequency: 1.71000000 V

Regards
Paul S. in CT FN31nl


1710kHz HudsonCounty NJ

Paul S. in CT
 

A TIS station in Hudson Co. NJ on 1710kHz has received authorization to temporarily increase power from 10 to 100 Watts. Here on the East Coast I have heard this last nite and early this AM. A message by the Gov. and Covid19 PSA's. Thanks to Glenn Hauser at WoR io groups for this.

Regards
Paul S. in CT FN31nl


Re: Tecsun PL-310 vs PL-380

C B
 

Dwight,

Welcome to the group! Gary DeBock is our resident Ultralight guru. I suggest you check out his excellent article titled "Gary DeBock's 2015 Ultralight Radio Shootout Review" found on SWLing.com. In later articles Gary also reviews the CCrane Skywave. I have all 3. I think the Skywave provides to most bang for the buck. Just my 2 cents worth.

73,

Craig Barnes
Wheat Ridge, CO

On Friday, May 15, 2020, 10:16:19 AM MDT, Russ Edmunds <wb2bjh@...> wrote:


The 310 for AM is whip only. It has an external antenna jack for FM & SW ( same jack ). I have 4 of those which I used mostly for FM DX pre-SDR. I have no experience with  the 380.

Russ Edmunds

WB2BJH

Blue Bell, PA

Grid FN20id


From: main@UltralightDX.groups.io <main@UltralightDX.groups.io> on behalf of dwight richardson via groups.io <rdrala77@...>
Sent: Friday, May 15, 2020 12:11 PM
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io <main@ultralightdx.groups.io>
Subject: [UltralightDX] Tecsun PL-310 vs PL-380
 
I want a UL receiver with the SL chip and the Tecsuns get good reviews. But when I look at 310 vs 380 my untrained eye sees little difference. I remember seeing that the 310 did not have antenna jack. But is 310 whip am?  By now I have conflated the two receivers to the point they are identical to me. So bottom line for MW dxing, does either get the nod over the other.  To my consumer oriented thinking 380 must be better because it is 70 more than 310, right?  Please detect dry humor there.

Thanks




Re: Tecsun PL-310 vs PL-380

Russ Edmunds
 

The 310 for AM is whip only. It has an external antenna jack for FM & SW ( same jack ). I have 4 of those which I used mostly for FM DX pre-SDR. I have no experience with  the 380.

Russ Edmunds

WB2BJH

Blue Bell, PA

Grid FN20id


From: main@UltralightDX.groups.io <main@UltralightDX.groups.io> on behalf of dwight richardson via groups.io <rdrala77@...>
Sent: Friday, May 15, 2020 12:11 PM
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io <main@ultralightdx.groups.io>
Subject: [UltralightDX] Tecsun PL-310 vs PL-380
 
I want a UL receiver with the SL chip and the Tecsuns get good reviews. But when I look at 310 vs 380 my untrained eye sees little difference. I remember seeing that the 310 did not have antenna jack. But is 310 whip am?  By now I have conflated the two receivers to the point they are identical to me. So bottom line for MW dxing, does either get the nod over the other.  To my consumer oriented thinking 380 must be better because it is 70 more than 310, right?  Please detect dry humor there.

Thanks




Tecsun PL-310 vs PL-380

dwight richardson
 

I want a UL receiver with the SL chip and the Tecsuns get good reviews. But when I look at 310 vs 380 my untrained eye sees little difference. I remember seeing that the 310 did not have antenna jack. But is 310 whip am? By now I have conflated the two receivers to the point they are identical to me. So bottom line for MW dxing, does either get the nod over the other. To my consumer oriented thinking 380 must be better because it is 70 more than 310, right? Please detect dry humor there.

Thanks


Re: Hello

dwight richardson
 


Portable Ultralight Radio DXing Session - Talbot Road Lookout - 15/05/2020

Paul Blundell
 

-------------------------
**MWDXerDB - Report**
Report Date: 05/15/2020
Report Time: 13:13:33

LOCATION: Talbot Road Lookout, Launceston, Tasmania
RADIO: Digitech AR1733 / 3" FSL Aerial

Freq / Name: 0531kHz - 3GG
Site / Type: Warragul - Commercial - 5kw
Notes: Logged 15/05/2020 - 12:45

Freq / Name: 0540kHz - 7SD
Site / Type: Scottsdale - Commercial - 5kw
Notes: Logged 15/05/2020 - 12:45

Freq / Name: 0585kHz - 7RN
Site / Type: Hobart - National -10kw
Notes: Logged 15/05/2020 - 12:45

Freq / Name: 0594kHz - 3WV
Site / Type: Horsham - National - 50kw
Notes: Logged 15/05/2020 - 12:45

Freq / Name: 0621kHz - 3RN
Site / Type: Melbourne - national - 50kw
Notes: Logged 15/05/2020 - 12:45

Freq / Name: 0693kHz - 3AW
Site / Type: Melbourne - Commercial - 5kw
Notes: Logged 15/05/2020 - 12:45

Freq / Name: 0747kHz - 7PB
Site / Type: Hobart - National - 3.5kw
Notes: Logged 15/05/2020 - 12:45

Freq / Name: 0774kHz - 3LO
Site / Type: Melbourne - National - 50kw
Notes: Logged 15/05/2020 - 12:45

Freq / Name: 0828kHz - 3GI
Site / Type: Sale - National - 10kw
Notes: Logged 15/05/2020 - 12:45

Freq / Name: 0855kHz - 3CR
Site / Type: Melbourne - Community -3.5kw
Notes: Logged 15/05/2020 - 12:45

Freq / Name: 0864kHz - 7RPH
Site / Type: Hobart - Community - 2kw
Notes: Logged 15/05/2020 - 12:45

Freq / Name: 0936kHz - 7ZR
Site / Type: Hobart - National - 10kw
Notes: Logged 15/05/2020 - 12:45

Freq / Name: 1071kHz - 3EL
Site / Type: Maryborough - Commercial -5kw
Notes: Logged 15/05/2020 - 12:45

Freq / Name: 1080kHz - HPON (Hobart)
Site / Type: Hobart - HPON - 5kw
Notes: Logged 15/05/2020 - 12:45

Freq / Name: 1161kHz - 7FG
Site / Type: Fingal -National - 1kw
Notes: Logged 15/05/2020 - 12:45

Freq / Name: 1314kHz - 3BT
Site / Type: Ballarat - Commercial - 5kw
Notes: Logged 15/05/2020 - 12:45

Freq / Name: 1341kHz - HPON (Geelong)
Site / Type: Geelong - HPON - 5kw
Notes: Logged 15/05/2020 - 12:45

Freq / Name: 1377kHz - 3MP
Site / Type: Melbourne - Commercial - 5kw
Notes: Logged 15/05/2020 - 12:45

Freq / Name: 1422kHz - HPON (Melbourne)
Site / Type: Melbourne - HPON - 5kw
Notes: Logged 15/05/2020 - 12:45

Freq / Name: 1521kHz - 2QN
Site / Type: Deniliquin - Commercial - 2kw
Notes: Logged 15/05/2020 - 12:45

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Re: Hello

Mike Sanburn
 

Great to hear from you. 
I think the Sony Ultralights are the best thing since sliced bread. I am currently using a Sangean DT160 as well. Take care.
Mike Sanburn. Lakewood CA


From: main@UltralightDX.groups.io <main@UltralightDX.groups.io> on behalf of dwight richardson <rdrala77@...>
Sent: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 9:02 AM
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io <main@UltralightDX.groups.io>
Subject: [UltralightDX] Hello
 
Have enjoyed reading posts from this knowledgeable group for the last few months.  I am not a Ham but I do enjoy MW Ultralight Dxing.  Started when I was a kid with a Silvertone 9 transistor and have been off and on since.  I'm 66 now.  I was greatly influenced by articles from Dr. Xin Feng a few years ago and have again picked up the ultralight interest as of late.  His praise of the Sonys was instrumental in my latest foray into ulr DXing. I previously had a Sony SRF-49 and a Sangean DT-110.  But have since purchased a Sony, SRF-29 and SRF-39 from eBay.  I am constantly amazed at the ability of these tiny receivers to routinely bring in some strong signals from 500- 1000 miles away.  Also, picked up a new Sangean DT-500W and Sangean DT-110 Clear on eBay for a steal.  Starting building some AM loops and have ordered supplies for a small ferrite bar antenna.  Great info in this groups current and former members. A big thanks to the entire group for the info and good all around cordial supportive atmosphere of this group.

The Sonys and Sangeans are still around on eBay!  Some still in the original packaging.  Some good used models for under $20 JIC anyone is interested.

Bob Richardson


Portable Ultralight Radio DXing Session - Arbour Park - 14/05/2020

Paul Blundell
 

-------------------------
**MWDXerDB - Report**
Report Date: 05/14/2020
Report Time: 14:53:50

LOCATION: Arbour Park, Launceston, Tasmania
RADIO: Digitech AR1733 / 3" FSL Aerial

Freq / Name: 0531kHz - 3GG
Site / Type: Warragul - Commercial - 5kw
Notes: Logged 14/05/2020 - 14:30

Freq / Name: 0540kHz - 7SD
Site / Type: Scottsdale - Commercial - 5kw
Notes: Logged 14/05/2020 - 14:30

Freq / Name: 0585kHz - 7RN
Site / Type: Hobart - National -10kw
Notes: Logged 14/05/2020 - 14:30

Freq / Name: 0594kHz - 3WV
Site / Type: Horsham - National - 50kw
Notes: Logged 14/05/2020 - 14:30

Freq / Name: 0621kHz - 3RN
Site / Type: Melbourne - national - 50kw
Notes: Logged 14/05/2020 - 14:30

Freq / Name: 0693kHz - 3AW
Site / Type: Melbourne - Commercial - 5kw
Notes: Logged 14/05/2020 - 14:30

Freq / Name: 0747kHz - 7PB
Site / Type: Hobart - National - 3.5kw
Notes: Logged 14/05/2020 - 14:30

Freq / Name: 0828kHz - 3GI
Site / Type: Sale - National - 10kw
Notes: Logged 14/05/2020 - 14:30

Freq / Name: 0855kHz - 3CR
Site / Type: Melbourne - Community -3.5kw
Notes: Logged 14/05/2020 - 14:30

Freq / Name: 0864kHz - 7RPH
Site / Type: Hobart - Community - 2kw
Notes: Logged 14/05/2020 - 14:30

Freq / Name: 0936kHz - 7ZR
Site / Type: Hobart - National - 10kw
Notes: Logged 14/05/2020 - 14:30

Freq / Name: 1026kHz - 3PB
Site / Type: Melbourne -National - 10kw
Notes: Logged 14/05/2020 - 14:30

Freq / Name: 1071kHz - 3EL
Site / Type: Maryborough - Commercial -5kw
Notes: Logged 14/05/2020 - 14:30

Freq / Name: 1080kHz - HPON (Hobart)
Site / Type: Hobart - HPON - 5kw
Notes: Logged 14/05/2020 - 14:30

Freq / Name: 1179kHz - 3RPH
Site / Type: Melbourne - Community - 5kw
Notes: Logged 14/05/2020 - 14:30

Freq / Name: 1224kHz - 3EA
Site / Type: Melbourne - National - 5kw
Notes: Logged 14/05/2020 - 14:30

Freq / Name: 1242kHz - 3GV
Site / Type: Sale - Commercial - 5kw
Notes: Logged 14/05/2020 - 14:30

Freq / Name: 1260kHz - 3SR
Site / Type: Shepparton - Commercial - 2kw
Notes: Logged 14/05/2020 - 14:30

Freq / Name: 1278kHz - 3EE
Site / Type: Melbourne - Commercial - 5kw
Notes: Logged 14/05/2020 - 14:30

Freq / Name: 1314kHz - 3BT
Site / Type: Ballarat - Commercial - 5kw
Notes: Logged 14/05/2020 - 14:30

Freq / Name: 1341kHz - HPON (Geelong)
Site / Type: Geelong - HPON - 5kw
Notes: Logged 14/05/2020 - 14:30

Freq / Name: 1377kHz - 3MP
Site / Type: Melbourne - Commercial - 5kw
Notes: Logged 14/05/2020 - 14:30

Freq / Name: 1422kHz - HPON (Melbourne)
Site / Type: Melbourne - HPON - 5kw
Notes: Logged 14/05/2020 - 14:30

Freq / Name: 1494kHz - 2AY
Site / Type: Albury - Commercial - 2kw
Notes: Logged 14/05/2020 - 14:30

Freq / Name: 1503kHz - 3KND
Site / Type: Melbourne - Community - 5kw
Notes: Logged 14/05/2020 - 14:30

Freq / Name: 1521kHz - 2QN
Site / Type: Deniliquin - Commercial - 2kw
Notes: Logged 14/05/2020 - 14:30

NOTES: A mid afternoon session at Arbour Park with my Digitech AR1733 and 3" FSL aerial. Signals across the band were outstanding with this being my most successful day time DX session in a long time. 2QN on 1521kHz was a standout and 2AY on 1494kHz also hit good signal levels.


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File Download - 9Khz Log Sheet

Paul Blundell
 

https://gofile.io/d/jOf9rq
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Tran-Tasman DXing - 13/05/2020

Paul Blundell
 

-------------------------
**MWDXerDB - Report**
Report Date: 05/14/2020
Report Time: 07:44:51

LOCATION: Home, Launceston, Tasmania - 21:00
RADIO: Digitech AR1733 / 3" FSL Aerial

Freq / Name: 0711kHz - TAB TRACKSIDE
Site / Type: Wellington - NZ
Notes: 13/05/2020 - NILL - Bad 4QW overload.

Freq / Name: 0909kHz - STAR
Site / Type: Napier-Hastings - NZ
Notes: 13/05/2020 - POOR @ 2512km

Freq / Name: 1035kHz - NEWSTALK ZB
Site / Type: Wellington - NZ
Notes: 13/05/2020 - AVERAGE

Freq / Name: 1062kHz - RADIO SPORT
Site / Type: Wanganui - NZ
Notes: 13/05/2020 - NILL

Freq / Name: 1197kHz - NEWSTALK ZB
Site / Type: Wanhanui - NZ
Notes: 13/05/2020 - AVERAGE

Freq / Name: 1215kHz - NEWSTALK ZB
Site / Type: Mid Northland - NZ
Notes: 13/05/2020 - POOR

Freq / Name: 1296kHz - NEWSTALK ZB
Site / Type: Hamilton - NZ
Notes: 13/05/2020 - POOR

Freq / Name: 1359kHz - MORE FM
Site / Type: Central Otago - NZ
Notes: 13/05/2020 - NILL

Freq / Name: 1386kHz - RADIO TARANA
Site / Type: Auckland - NZ
Notes: 13/05/2020 - NILL - Very faint traces of audio late in the session. @ 2423km

Freq / Name: 1485kHz - TAB TRACKSIDE
Site / Type: Gisborne - NZ
Notes: 13/05/2020 - NILL

NOTES: A night time session at 21:00 from home with my Digitech AR1733 and 3" FSL aerial. A couple of stations hit good signal levels during this session but a number of stations were missing totally. Radio Tarana on 1386kHz was only heard at the weakest signal levels late in the session, this was a real surprised as normally it can be received most nights.
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Re: Hello

Paul Blundell
 

Welcome to the group Bob. I have never owned a Sony radio before but have heard good things about them. 

Paul

On Thu, 14 May 2020, 7:09 a.m. dwight richardson, <rdrala77@...> wrote:
Have enjoyed reading posts from this knowledgeable group for the last few months.  I am not a Ham but I do enjoy MW Ultralight Dxing.  Started when I was a kid with a Silvertone 9 transistor and have been off and on since.  I'm 66 now.  I was greatly influenced by articles from Dr. Xin Feng a few years ago and have again picked up the ultralight interest as of late.  His praise of the Sonys was instrumental in my latest foray into ulr DXing. I previously had a Sony SRF-49 and a Sangean DT-110.  But have since purchased a Sony, SRF-29 and SRF-39 from eBay.  I am constantly amazed at the ability of these tiny receivers to routinely bring in some strong signals from 500- 1000 miles away.  Also, picked up a new Sangean DT-500W and Sangean DT-110 Clear on eBay for a steal.  Starting building some AM loops and have ordered supplies for a small ferrite bar antenna.  Great info in this groups current and former members. A big thanks to the entire group for the info and good all around cordial supportive atmosphere of this group.

The Sonys and Sangeans are still around on eBay!  Some still in the original packaging.  Some good used models for under $20 JIC anyone is interested.

Bob Richardson


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UltralightDX


Hello

dwight richardson
 

Have enjoyed reading posts from this knowledgeable group for the last few months.  I am not a Ham but I do enjoy MW Ultralight Dxing.  Started when I was a kid with a Silvertone 9 transistor and have been off and on since.  I'm 66 now.  I was greatly influenced by articles from Dr. Xin Feng a few years ago and have again picked up the ultralight interest as of late.  His praise of the Sonys was instrumental in my latest foray into ulr DXing. I previously had a Sony SRF-49 and a Sangean DT-110.  But have since purchased a Sony, SRF-29 and SRF-39 from eBay.  I am constantly amazed at the ability of these tiny receivers to routinely bring in some strong signals from 500- 1000 miles away.  Also, picked up a new Sangean DT-500W and Sangean DT-110 Clear on eBay for a steal.  Starting building some AM loops and have ordered supplies for a small ferrite bar antenna.  Great info in this groups current and former members. A big thanks to the entire group for the info and good all around cordial supportive atmosphere of this group.

The Sonys and Sangeans are still around on eBay!  Some still in the original packaging.  Some good used models for under $20 JIC anyone is interested.

Bob Richardson


Re: FSL History

Paul Blundell
 

Thanks for that information Gary. I sure am a huge fan of my FSL and love reading about some of the history of this and those who helped make them possible.


On Tue, 12 May 2020, 6:14 p.m. Gary DeBock via groups.io, <D1028Gary=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
<<< The late great Graham Maynard produced some great antenna designs. I say the spiral loop antenna with q multiplier is the best ever MW loop. https://www.americanradiohistory.com/UK/Practical/Wireless/80s/PW%201981%2003.pdf
But you can put the "spin theory" stuff in the same box as Peter Brock's "Energy Polariser" https://jalopnik.com/how-a-box-of-magic-crystals-brought-down-australias-mos-1822559023

Nice guys that lost the plot. >>>

Thanks Andy,

Graham and I shared quite a lot of communication regarding the introduction of his ferrite sleeve loop design in 2011, as well as several other technical projects. But his weird "electron spin theory" certainly didn't bring him any scientific acclaim. and actually caused quite a storm of ridicule and repudiation (not to mention accusations of plagiarism, for using materials bearing some resemblance to a decades-old design by Polydoroff).

In the Ultralight group three determined tinkerers (Steve Ratzlaff, Kevin Schanilec and yours truly) attempted to avoid the firestorm of technical controversy regarding FSL antennas, and concentrated on empirical experimentation to determine the most effective components and FSL design for maximum weak signal sensitivity. All three of us devoted serious resources to the effort, sharing tips with each other (although we didn't always agree on everything). Unfortunately for Graham, the technical ridicule over the "spin electron theory" hounded him continuously after his article, overshadowing what was actually a very brilliant antenna design breakthrough, and decades of innovative antenna experimentation. Sadly, Graham passed away about 3 years after the introduction of his "Ferrite Sleeve" article, before I had the chance to meet him in person, and personally thank him for a design breakthrough which made a huge difference in my own hobby satisfaction.

Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)


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Re: FSL History

Gary DeBock
 

<<< The late great Graham Maynard produced some great antenna designs. I say the spiral loop antenna with q multiplier is the best ever MW loop. https://www.americanradiohistory.com/UK/Practical/Wireless/80s/PW%201981%2003.pdf
But you can put the "spin theory" stuff in the same box as Peter Brock's "Energy Polariser" https://jalopnik.com/how-a-box-of-magic-crystals-brought-down-australias-mos-1822559023

Nice guys that lost the plot. >>>

Thanks Andy,

Graham and I shared quite a lot of communication regarding the introduction of his ferrite sleeve loop design in 2011, as well as several other technical projects. But his weird "electron spin theory" certainly didn't bring him any scientific acclaim. and actually caused quite a storm of ridicule and repudiation (not to mention accusations of plagiarism, for using materials bearing some resemblance to a decades-old design by Polydoroff).

In the Ultralight group three determined tinkerers (Steve Ratzlaff, Kevin Schanilec and yours truly) attempted to avoid the firestorm of technical controversy regarding FSL antennas, and concentrated on empirical experimentation to determine the most effective components and FSL design for maximum weak signal sensitivity. All three of us devoted serious resources to the effort, sharing tips with each other (although we didn't always agree on everything). Unfortunately for Graham, the technical ridicule over the "spin electron theory" hounded him continuously after his article, overshadowing what was actually a very brilliant antenna design breakthrough, and decades of innovative antenna experimentation. Sadly, Graham passed away about 3 years after the introduction of his "Ferrite Sleeve" article, before I had the chance to meet him in person, and personally thank him for a design breakthrough which made a huge difference in my own hobby satisfaction.

Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)


Re: FSL History

Michael.2E0IHW
 

Thanks for the link, Paul.

I had this article on the hard-disk,
but lost it, along with other files,
when the disk failed during a backup.

Well worth reading!

Michael UK

On 12/05/2020 02:54, Paul Blundell wrote:
I have recently come across this website, it is a lot to read but gives a great history of the FSL and it's development.
http://www.zen22142.zen.co.uk/Media/fsi.htm
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Re: FSL History

Andy ZL3AG
 

The late great Graham Maynard produced some great antenna designs. I say the spiral loop antenna with q multiplier is the best ever MW loop. https://www.americanradiohistory.com/UK/Practical/Wireless/80s/PW%201981%2003.pdf

But you can put the "spin theory" stuff in the same box as Peter Brock's "Energy Polariser" https://jalopnik.com/how-a-box-of-magic-crystals-brought-down-australias-mos-1822559023

Nice guys that lost the plot.

On 12/05/20 1:54 pm, Paul Blundell wrote:
I have recently come across this website, it is a lot to read but gives a great history of the FSL and it's development.
http://www.zen22142.zen.co.uk/Media/fsi.htm


FSL History

Paul Blundell
 

I have recently come across this website, it is a lot to read but gives a great history of the FSL and it's development.
http://www.zen22142.zen.co.uk/Media/fsi.htm

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All States DX Challenge

Paul Blundell
 

The All States DX Challenge will see me target a single station in every Australian state, the ACT and also a New Zealand station over the next few months. 

558kHz - 6WA
576kHz - 2RN
585kHz - 7RN
621kHz - 3RN
729KHz - 5RN
909kHz - STAR
1440kHz - 1EA
1548kHz - 4QD

Over this period, I will be regularly monitoring these stations at various times of the day and night from various locations and logging these results.

My custom database (MWDXerDB) has been upgraded to account for this and to allow me to run this project side by side with my normal Ultralight DXing loggings.
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