Date   

barefoot XHDATA catches 14-04-2021

Peter 1956
 

1449 Maldives 6108km 25kW XHDATA D-808 internal ferrite rod
https://youtu.be/YF8_wX-Ja4w
1422 MWI MBC Radio 1 Matiya 1479km versus AFS Helenic Radio Bedfordview 272km
Illustrating the directivity of the radio's ferrite rod
https://youtu.be/nqcEE6Wxokw

Received inside the house in Botswana
Peter


Re: Ten more stations turn off Medium Wave services

Michael.2E0IHW
 

BBC AM closures have been sneaking up on us for some time.

We tend to listen to the radio when moving about, doing things,
so a good signal for a portable radio is essential.

Apparently, BBC Radio Devon will remain on 801 and 990kHz.
Is this confirmed?

Maybe somebody above the glass ceiling amazingly realises
that there are many locations where FM or DAB is not available...

Being tied to a roof aerial and living-room socket for FM or DAB
is not an option for radio!

Here's  hoping...

Michael UK

On 15/04/2021 15:15, Steve Whitt wrote:

The stations are mostly lower power local MW stations with good FM/DAB coverage.

The exception is BBC Ulster which is high power on 1341kHz and coverage into England,

Scotland and Irish Republic (where FM/DAB is not an option). I’ve tried to confirm that this is leaving the air

no one I’ve spoken to yet at the BBC can confirm.

 

1341kHz comes with 100kW  from Lisnagarvey with its famous Blau-Knox antenna mast.

 

73

Steve

 




Re: Ten more stations turn off Medium Wave services

Steve Whitt
 

Here’s the original story

https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/articles/2021/next-phase-of-changes-to-some-local-bbc-radio-medium-wave-services

 

The stations are mostly lower power local MW stations with good FM/DAB coverage.

 

The exception is BBC Ulster which is high power on 1341kHz and coverage into England, Scotland and Irish Republic (where FM/DAB is not an option). I’ve tried to confirm that this is leaving the air no one I’ve spoken to yet at the BBC can confirm.

 

1341kHz comes with 100kW  from Lisnagarvey with its famous Blau-Knox antenna mast.

 

73

Steve

 

 

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To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Subject: [UltralightDX] Ten more stations turn off Medium Wave services

 

 

 

Please read:

https://radiotoday.co.uk/2021/04/ten-more-stations-turn-off-medium-wave-services/


Re: ParkRXing Program

Paul Blundell
 

Thanks for the feedback. My plan is to run this via a separate group, I will be creating this in the next few days.


On Thu, 15 Apr 2021, 20:31 vk2gel, <b748@...> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

Paul, please add morse code reception so that those of us that brave cold parks pre dawn to avoid QRM can also have our efforts rewarded.

Thanks, Grant.


Re: ParkRXing Program

vk2gel
 
Edited

Paul, please add morse code reception so that those of us that brave cold parks pre dawn to avoid QRM can also have our efforts rewarded.

Thanks, Grant.


Ten more stations turn off Medium Wave services

Zacharias Liangas
 


Re: ParkRXing Program

vk2gel
 

150421 1445L Cook and Philip park, Sydney city.

549 2CR

576 2RN Sydney

603 2RN Nowra

630 2PB

702 2BL

801 2GO

873 2GB

954 2UE

1017 2KY

1035 2EA.


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Re: Kaito KA-11

Paul Blundell
 

Hi,


Paul

On Wed, Apr 14, 2021 at 6:10 AM <gammaiotamu@...> wrote:



Greetings all,
Does anyone have any experience with the Degan (Kaito) KA-11, What's your thoughts?  Also, is there anything as small or smaller than this radio with wide coverage that's decent?  Thanks! 73's
Gregory
WA2148SWL














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Paul


Kaito KA-11

gammaiotamu@...
 

Greetings all,
Does anyone have any experience with the Degan (Kaito) KA-11, What's your thoughts? Also, is there anything as small or smaller than this radio with wide coverage that's decent? Thanks! 73's
Gregory
WA2148SWL


Re: Which Ultralight?

Gary DeBock
 

On Tue, Apr 13, 2021 at 03:43 AM, SWL I2-5759 wrote:
Hello everyone and thank you for accepting me in the Group. I am an absolute neophyte in the ultralight field so I would humbly ask you which of my laptops list can be considered ultralight and which are not.

tecsun pl 880
tecsun pl 606
tecsun pl 385
degen 1103
xhdata d-808
malahite sdr
belka dsp
tti tsc-3000r
trevi mb-729
other small radios am / fm

thanks and sorry for the question that might seem obvious
73 de 
-
SWL I2-5759 op. Ivan
Hello Ivan,

Out of your list of receivers, only the Tecsun PL-606 is an officially recognized Ultralight. The guidelines that Paul mentioned are still used for Ultralight radio classification.

73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)


Re: Which Ultralight?

Paul Blundell
 

The general rule is less than $100 and less than 20 cubic inches in size.

Paul

On Tue, 13 Apr 2021, 20:43 SWL I2-5759, <guerini.ivan@...> wrote:
Hello everyone and thank you for accepting me in the Group. I am an absolute neophyte in the ultralight field so I would humbly ask you which of my laptops list can be considered ultralight and which are not.

tecsun pl 880
tecsun pl 606
tecsun pl 385
degen 1103
xhdata d-808
malahite sdr
belka dsp
tti tsc-3000r
trevi mb-729
other small radios am / fm

thanks and sorry for the question that might seem obvious
73 de 
-
SWL I2-5759 op. Ivan


Which Ultralight?

SWL I2-5759
 

Hello everyone and thank you for accepting me in the Group. I am an absolute neophyte in the ultralight field so I would humbly ask you which of my laptops list can be considered ultralight and which are not.

tecsun pl 880
tecsun pl 606
tecsun pl 385
degen 1103
xhdata d-808
malahite sdr
belka dsp
tti tsc-3000r
trevi mb-729
other small radios am / fm

thanks and sorry for the question that might seem obvious
73 de 
-
SWL I2-5759 op. Ivan


Long Term DX Project - 12/04/2021

Paul Blundell
 

-------------------------
**MWDxerDB - Report**
Report Date: 04/13/2021
Report Time: 09:43:20

Details: 12/04/2021 - 21:30 / Home, Launceston Tasmania. 
Notes: Radio: Digitech AR-1733 / Aerial: Internal. A night time session at home. A good mix of signals across the band with some slight signal drop towards the top of the band. 

Freq / Name: 00531 - 3GG
Details: Warragul - Commercial - 5KW 
Notes: 12/04/2021 - 4

Freq / Name: 00549 - 2CR
Details: Cumnock - National - 50KW 
Notes: 12/04/2021 - 5

Freq / Name: 00594 - 3WV
Details: Horsham - National - 50KW 
Notes: 12/04/2021 - 5

Freq / Name: 00621 - 3RN
Details: Melbourne - National - 50KW 
Notes: 12/04/2021 - 5

Freq / Name: 00774 - 3LO
Details: Melbourne - National - 50KW 
Notes: 12/04/2021 - 5

Freq / Name: 01053 - 2CA
Details: Canberra - Commercial - 5KW 
Notes: 12/04/2021 - 3

Freq / Name: 01179 - 3RPH
Details: Melbourne - Community - 5KW 
Notes: 12/04/2021 - 3

Freq / Name: 01341 - HPON GEELONG
Details: Geelong - HPON - 5KW
Notes: 12/04/2021 - 4

Freq / Name: 01422 - HPON MELBOURNE
Details: Melbourne - HPON - 5KW
Notes: 12/04/2021 - 4

Freq / Name: 01503 - 3KND
Details: Melbourne - Community - 5KW 
Notes: 12/04/2021 - 3


Re: ParkRXing Program

Paul Blundell
 

Thanks for the feedback and suggestions, I will update this to be included.

Yes, any and all bands that carry voice traffic will be covered / included.

On Tue, Apr 13, 2021 at 7:13 AM vk2gel <b748@...> wrote:
An interesting idea Paul.

Please consider including people with disabilities at:

"3) 5/10/15 rule:

- You must walk a minimum of 5 metres from any motorised mode..."

They may not be able to walk. They may only be able to use a motorised wheel chair.

Did you mean to include the AM BCB and LW which are technically below HF?

Looking forward to seeing the award certificate designs.

Grant.



--
Paul


Re: ParkRXing Program

vk2gel
 

An interesting idea Paul.

Please consider including people with disabilities at:

"3) 5/10/15 rule:

- You must walk a minimum of 5 metres from any motorised mode..."

They may not be able to walk. They may only be able to use a motorised wheel chair.

Did you mean to include the AM BCB and LW which are technically below HF?

Looking forward to seeing the award certificate designs.

Grant.


MWDX Etón Elite Traveler Brazil and Argentina 12th Apr 2021

Peter 1956
 

Barefoot ultralight
1. 1400 Radio Rio de Janeiro Brazil 6910km 2. 1340 unid Brazil 3. 1270 R. Provincia de Buenos Aires 7901km Received in Botswana
https://youtu.be/TVOrCa872dY
Peter Wilson


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ParkRXing Program

Paul Blundell
 

*** A few years ago I tried to get this program off the ground, now that COVID-19 is becoming less of an issue (in this part of the world), does much interest exist in getting this happening again? ***

ParkRXing is an awards program for anybody interested in the radio hobby, which encourages portable operation in parks and similar areas.

 

ParkRXing has been designed to make participation possible for anybody interested in the radio hobby. The rules are very simple and the awards have been designed to be achievable. The purpose is to encourage portable operation in parks and other similar locations, making the radio hobby more public and allow radio hobbyists to enjoy the great outdoors.

 

How do I start?

Get out in a local park with your radios and log what you hear, it really is that simple. A log file is available for download on this site.

 

Rules:

These rules are simple and have been designed to enhance the enjoyment of this awards program and ensure fairness.

 

1) All ParkRXing activity must take part in a public park, lookout, beach, mountain top or other such public location. All equipment must be portable and carried by the participant to their operating location.

 

2) No ParkRXing activity is permitted on private property for award purposes.

 

3) 5/10/15 rule:

- You must walk a minimum of 5 metres from any motorised mode of transport for a valid ParkRXing activity.

- You must log a minimum of 10 frequencies for a valid ParkRXing activity.

- You must remain in your location for a minimum of 15 minutes for a valid ParkRXing activity.

 

4) All frequencies must carry voice traffic. Data / paging frequencies are not permitted for award purposes.

 

5) All HF/VHF/UHF frequency bands are all permitted for award purposes.

 

6) Each location may only be counted once in a 48 hour period for award purposes.

 

7) Each frequency may only be counted once per location per ParkRXing activity.

 

8) All decisions of the ParkRXing administrator are final

 

Scoring:

Each frequency logged counts for 1 point, bonus points are awarded for the first ParkRXing activity at each location (to encourage ParkRXing activity from different locations.) This adds 25 points to your tally.

 

Logging Process:

Below is an example of a valid log.

 

Awards:

Certificates will be emailed to all participants on the receipt of a valid log for the achievement levels below:

15 Activities

30 Activities

50 Activities

100 Activities

 

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