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Re: Hello from the new guy . . . with a question

Gary DeBock
 

On Fri, Apr 23, 2021 at 03:57 AM, Jock Elliott wrote:
Gary,

I've been away; I've been distracted, so I may have missed it.

Has that ultralight shootout that you were working on been published?

Cheers, Jock
Hi Again Jock,

The 2021 Ultralight Radio Shootout is an extremely detailed comparison of the XHDATA D-808, Radiwow R-108, Tecsun PL-330, C. Crane Skywave and Tecsun PL-380 models. Part One of the Shootout (18 pages) has already been published in the Medium Wave News April edition, and includes full reviews of the D-808, R-108 and PL-330. Part Two of the Shootout is being completed this week, and will include additional full reviews of the CC Skywave and PL-380, plus the Shootout portion (where these models' signals will be directly compared on MW, FM, SW and AIR). The Part Two will also include a "final verdict" for each model, judging its value in the 2021 pocket radio market. "Part Two" should be published in the May edition of the Medium Wave News, after which all five detailed model reviews and the full article (about 35 pages) will be available to all.

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


Re: Hello from the new guy . . . with a question

Jock Elliott
 

Gary,

I've been away; I've been distracted, so I may have missed it.

Has that ultralight shootout that you were working on been published?

Cheers, Jock


Ultralight DX Brazil and Benin, barefoot Etón Elite Traveler 23rd Apr 2021

Peter 1956
 

Video footage, shot with phone camera.
https://youtu.be/UFH_jhbTzpM

Peter
Botswana


Re: Spain MW report

Paul Blundell
 

Thanks for sharing your loggings.

Paul

On Fri, Apr 23, 2021 at 3:39 PM patrice.privat <patrice.privat@...> wrote:
Hi

0625 CEST 1269 khz Zamora leader, unique at times.
0625 CEST 837 khz Sevilla , slogan sounds like COPE MAS SEVILLA ??

0720 CEST 783 Barcelona in Català, local weather including Tarragonna (where I had the Zarzuela of my life in 1998 under a raging summer storm)
0720 CEST 1224 Palma Mallorca "Seat Motor Palma" , other station in the background where people say Buon Dia (not Buenos Dias), probably Lleida.

Cheers



--
Paul


Spain MW report

patrice.privat
 

Hi

0625 CEST 1269 khz Zamora leader, unique at times.
0625 CEST 837 khz Sevilla , slogan sounds like COPE MAS SEVILLA ??

0720 CEST 783 Barcelona in Català, local weather including Tarragonna (where I had the Zarzuela of my life in 1998 under a raging summer storm)
0720 CEST 1224 Palma Mallorca "Seat Motor Palma" , other station in the background where people say Buon Dia (not Buenos Dias), probably Lleida.

Cheers


Long Term DX Project - 22/04/2021

Paul Blundell
 

-------------------------
**MWDxerDB - Report**
Report Date: 04/23/2021
Report Time: 11:17:42


Details: 22/04/2021 - 22:00 / Home, Launceston Tasmania. 
Notes:  Radio: Digitech AR-1733 / Aerial: Internal. A night time session at home. A mixed session with 3KND struggling to produce a decent signal.

Freq / Name: 00531 - 3GG
Details: Warragul - Commercial - 5KW 
Notes: 22/04/2021 - 5

Freq / Name: 00549 - 2CR
Details: Cumnock - National - 50KW 
Notes: 22/04/2021 - 5

Freq / Name: 00594 - 3WV
Details: Horsham - National - 50KW 
Notes: 22/04/2021 - 5

Freq / Name: 00621 - 3RN
Details: Melbourne - National - 50KW 
Notes: 22/04/2021 - 5

Freq / Name: 00774 - 3LO
Details: Melbourne - National - 50KW 
Notes: 22/04/2021 - 5

Freq / Name: 01053 - 2CA
Details: Canberra - Commercial - 5KW 
Notes: 22/04/2021 - 3

Freq / Name: 01179 - 3RPH
Details: Melbourne - Community - 5KW 
Notes: 22/04/2021 - 3

Freq / Name: 01341 - HPON GEELONG
Details: Geelong - HPON - 5KW
Notes: 22/04/2021 - 4

Freq / Name: 01422 - HPON MELBOURNE
Details: Melbourne - HPON - 5KW
Notes: 22/04/2021 - 4

Freq / Name: 01503 - 3KND
Details: Melbourne - Community - 5KW 
Notes: 22/04/2021 - 3


Re: Moving Home and Loggings

Paul Blundell
 

Thanks. I will see how the FM band goes.


On Thu, 22 Apr 2021, 17:54 Jorge Garzón via groups.io, <iberiaDX=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I think Peter is right! I use my Grid locator to keep my ham activity 'under the rules'. My SWL time is something more relaxed. On LW/MW/SW I am still using my QTH Grid Loc but when I am listening away (but close in the valley or in the surroundings) I will associate my records to this QTH. Most of the times the only changing condition is local QRM and perhaps some local orography details affecting to local transmitters. 

This is different on VHF/FM Band II/DAB Band III as records just 1 km away (with a different horizon, altitude or landscape), can be dramatically differents. I have, as you show us sometimes, fixed listening spots to make comparisons, take beamings and so on... 

But actually, it depends on your interests and goals. Keeping the ULR side of the hobby is the way. 😉

Good luck and stay safe! 


Re: 1224 khz COPE 0455 UTC Regional Ads

patrice.privat
 

Muchas Gracias por todas precisiones !
0520 UTC is becoming difficult with day light here in Northern France.
But, true enough, the 0455UTC is frustrating : only ads, no news.
My Spanish MW logbook (started years ago) is now well over 80 entries.
I wish there was still Basque language but they seem gone .

Have a look at : https://patriceprivat.webador.com/spanish-mw

Salud y fortuna !


Re: Moving Home and Loggings

Jorge Garzón <iberiaDX@...>
 

I think Peter is right! I use my Grid locator to keep my ham activity 'under the rules'. My SWL time is something more relaxed. On LW/MW/SW I am still using my QTH Grid Loc but when I am listening away (but close in the valley or in the surroundings) I will associate my records to this QTH. Most of the times the only changing condition is local QRM and perhaps some local orography details affecting to local transmitters. 

This is different on VHF/FM Band II/DAB Band III as records just 1 km away (with a different horizon, altitude or landscape), can be dramatically differents. I have, as you show us sometimes, fixed listening spots to make comparisons, take beamings and so on... 

But actually, it depends on your interests and goals. Keeping the ULR side of the hobby is the way. 😉

Good luck and stay safe! 


Re: Moving Home and Loggings

Paul Blundell
 

Thanks for the response and ideas, I will keep all of this in mind.


On Thu, Apr 22, 2021 at 10:27 AM Peter Laws <plaws0@...> wrote:
On Wed, Apr 21, 2021 at 6:59 PM Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:
>
> We are in the process of looking at moving house, about 2.5KM as the crow flies from our current house. Would you "reset" your logs and start again or continue and make a note of what was logged where?
> From a mediumwave point of view, this location is further from my local pest station and we will have a large hill between us, I hope this will help with some of the overload I get on the frequencies either side of it.


I would because I'm just "that way".  My amateur logging software (the
DXLab Suite by AA6YQ) allows multiple "myQTHID" settings so I've done
that.  Now, granted, there are usually several hundred km between my
own locations, and, in fact the last move was ~1300 km, but even if we
moved to a new place in town, I'd update my location just the same.

Makes NO difference to anything except possibly some of the amateur
radio awards (you moved to a new Maidenhead grid or new DXCC entity
2.5 km away, for example).

I have a different "workspace" within that software just for LW/MW/SWL
stuff and I use the same location settings for both logs.  We hope to
get to Quebec later this year, virus willing, and any logs I make (SWL
or amateur) will have the correct location.

But the important thing is ... it's your log, do what makes sense to you!  :-D

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







--
Paul


Re: Moving Home and Loggings

Peter Laws
 

On Wed, Apr 21, 2021 at 6:59 PM Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:

We are in the process of looking at moving house, about 2.5KM as the crow flies from our current house. Would you "reset" your logs and start again or continue and make a note of what was logged where?
From a mediumwave point of view, this location is further from my local pest station and we will have a large hill between us, I hope this will help with some of the overload I get on the frequencies either side of it.

I would because I'm just "that way". My amateur logging software (the
DXLab Suite by AA6YQ) allows multiple "myQTHID" settings so I've done
that. Now, granted, there are usually several hundred km between my
own locations, and, in fact the last move was ~1300 km, but even if we
moved to a new place in town, I'd update my location just the same.

Makes NO difference to anything except possibly some of the amateur
radio awards (you moved to a new Maidenhead grid or new DXCC entity
2.5 km away, for example).

I have a different "workspace" within that software just for LW/MW/SWL
stuff and I use the same location settings for both logs. We hope to
get to Quebec later this year, virus willing, and any logs I make (SWL
or amateur) will have the correct location.

But the important thing is ... it's your log, do what makes sense to you! :-D

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


Moving Home and Loggings

Paul Blundell
 

We are in the process of looking at moving house, about 2.5KM as the crow flies from our current house. Would you "reset" your logs and start again or continue and make a note of what was logged where?
From a mediumwave point of view, this location is further from my local pest station and we will have a large hill between us, I hope this will help with some of the overload I get on the frequencies either side of it.

Paul
https://ultralightradiodxing.blogspot.com/


Re: Which Ultralight?

DX Pedro
 

It was one of my first choices for a small multi-band receiver. it is a dream of a receiver. unfortunately, it seems the PLL (older version) as opposed to de DSP version like Jorge mentioned, is not available anymore.
Again I can't really praise more the pl-310et for its portability and performance. mind you that if you want to make LW/MW DX this receiver should not be your first pick.

have a great week, everyone and GDX


Re: 1224 khz COPE 0455 UTC Regional Ads

Jorge Garzón <iberiaDX@...>
 

Well, Lugo is the less powerful of the COPE stations in that fx (just 2 kw). However, I don't think so that the rest of the stations broadcasting on 1124 kHz marked as 5 kw are transmitting full power. It seems more realistic give them 4 kw as they try to avoid faults. Try the 07:20 CEST regional outlet (10' long) as the propagation is variable and brings interesting bursts from other local txers.

¡73 y buen DX!

Jorge Garzón Gutiérrez "IberiaDX" 
(EB7EFA · EA1036 SWL · BDXC Member 1409) 
QTH: IN83ag / 43º15' N · 03º56' W
Urb. San Roque 95, casa 5 (Villasevil)
39698 Santiurde de Toranzo (ESPAÑA - SPAIN)
..................................................................................
Blog: IberiaDX  · Twitter: @IberiaDX


En miércoles, 21 de abril de 2021 11:24:29 CEST, patrice.privat <patrice.privat@...> escribió:


Hi

Lugo clearly dominant here in Beauvais. No other region had time to crawl back up before the OH pips.

good day

pp


1224 khz COPE 0455 UTC Regional Ads

patrice.privat
 

Hi

Lugo clearly dominant here in Beauvais. No other region had time to crawl back up before the OH pips.

good day

pp


Re: Which Ultralight?

Jorge Garzón <iberiaDX@...>
 

Hi Wolfgang, 
This is Jorge from Spain. Welcome to this DX corner! 

The DEGEN DE1103 is one of the best small portable (less than 500 cm3 / 30 inc3) and barefoot listening is a joy (supposing is the non-DSP version). The results of my 'DX Ross Challenge' made with this little gem can be checked here:


In the blog, following the 'Ultralight DX' section, you will find a table with pocket and portable radios and measures in metric/imperial units showing the most popular models. 

In case you are a twitter user, we use  both #ultralightDX and #dxdebolsillo tags in English and Spanish to get the info easier. 

¡73 y buen DX! 


Long Term DX Project - 20/04/2021

Paul Blundell
 

-------------------------
**MWDxerDB - Report**
Report Date: 04/21/2021
Report Time: 13:12:01

Details: 20/04/2021 - 21:15 / Home, Launceston Tasmania. 
Notes: Radio: Digitech AR-1733 / Aerial: Internal. A night time session at home. Signals were generally much improved on my previous session with both the HPON stations from Victoria being logged at excellent signal levels.

Freq / Name: 00531 - 3GG
Details: Warragul - Commercial - 5KW 
Notes: 20/04/2021 - 5

Freq / Name: 00549 - 2CR
Details: Cumnock - National - 50KW 
Notes: 20/04/2021 - 5

Freq / Name: 00594 - 3WV
Details: Horsham - National - 50KW 
Notes: 20/04/2021 - 5

Freq / Name: 00621 - 3RN
Details: Melbourne - National - 50KW 
Notes: 20/04/2021 - 5

Freq / Name: 00774 - 3LO
Details: Melbourne - National - 50KW 
Notes: 20/04/2021 - 5

Freq / Name: 01053 - 2CA
Details: Canberra - Commercial - 5KW 
Notes: 20/04/2021 - 4

Freq / Name: 01179 - 3RPH
Details: Melbourne - Community - 5KW 
Notes: 20/04/2021 - 4

Freq / Name: 01341 - HPON GEELONG
Details: Geelong - HPON - 5KW
Notes: 20/04/2021 - 5

Freq / Name: 01422 - HPON MELBOURNE
Details: Melbourne - HPON - 5KW
Notes: 20/04/2021 - 5

Freq / Name: 01503 - 3KND
Details: Melbourne - Community - 5KW 
Notes: 20/04/2021 - 5


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Re: Which Ultralight?

Paul Blundell
 

Welcome to the group, it is great to see you on here.

I personally use a few different ultralight radios but find my Digitech AR1733 gets the most use.

Paul

On Wed, Apr 21, 2021 at 6:17 AM Wolfgang von Poellnitz <wolfgang.vonpoellnitz@...> wrote:
Hi Gary, I just joined the group, also curious what is in and what not, if I calculate dims correctly Tecsun PL-380 would be in but Degen DE1103 already too large, yes? The PL-380 so far my smallest one in the line.

73, Wolfgang, Austria



--
Paul


Re: Which Ultralight?

Gary DeBock
 

On Tue, Apr 20, 2021 at 01:16 PM, Wolfgang von Poellnitz wrote:
Hi Gary, I just joined the group, also curious what is in and what not, if I calculate dims correctly Tecsun PL-380 would be in but Degen DE1103 already too large, yes? The PL-380 so far my smallest one in the line.
Hello Wolfgang, and welcome to our group!

Yes, the Tecsun PL-380 is an "official" Ultralight radio within the 20 cubic inch size limit, while the Degen DE1103 is not. But of course, you are free to chase DX with whatever compact portable you prefer, and report your results here.

73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
Ultralight Group Co-Founder

 

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