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Stronger Transatlantic possibilities

Allen Willie
 

 am wondering what might be my best possibilities for receiving TAs
here in East Tennessee on ULRs ?I would think Algeria 891 and Saudi
Arabia 1521 might be possibilities. Other suggestions ?
Carl DeWhitt
Walland,Tn
 
Hi Carl,
 
Some of the  stronger  transatlantics I hear here on a nightly basis  in the North Atlantic are as follows:
 
684 Spain,
693 & 1053  England,
1134 Croatia
1179 Sweden
1377 France (by the way heard this one 2 hours before sunset today )
1440 Luxembourg (Relay of China Radio )
1530 Vatican Radio
1575 R. Farda United Arab Emirates
and of course
 
1521 BSKSA Saudi Arabia (2 Million Watts output  )
 
Good Luck and Good DX. Hope this helps you out Carl,
 
Allen Willie
St. John's, Newfoundland
 


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TA possibilities on ULRs from east Tennessee

Carl DeWhitt
 

I am wondering what might be my best possibilities for receiving TAs
here in East Tennessee on ULRs ?I would think Algeria 891 and Saudi
Arabia 1521 might be possibilities.Other suggestions ?
Carl DeWhitt
Walland,Tn


Re: New State

Carl DeWhitt
 

--- Nice going ,Kirk.I once heard the St.Petersburg station on 620
back in Oklahoma.At the time their call sign was WSUN if i recall
correctly.Here in the Knoxville,Tn area we have WRJZ in Knoxville on
620.However, their signal seems weaker at night and i am not sure
they are a 24/7 station.They air Christian talk and preaching.In the
evening,it might be possible to log something else on that frequency
here.
Carl DeWhitt
Walland ,Tn.
In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "Kirk Allen" <kirk74601@...> wrote:

For the life of me, I'd never ever been able to hear a MW sta from
Florida until this morning. A very tough frequency at the time. I
monitored 620 from 1120-1210, 11/7. I was hearing Fox Sports net
pgm'g
when the signal would fade up for a bit. Finally at apx 1148 UTC, I
copied a lcl trfc report, lcl ads, and an ID.

620, WDAE, St. Petersburgh, FL, 1120-1210 UTC, 11/7.

Also this morning on 540,from 1107-1115 I heard Radio Australia
pgm'g
much to my surprise. It was CBK, Regina, SK airing some of their
pgms
until back to their side of the big pond at 1115. Regional wx rpt
for
SK, especially the southern part of SK. Makes me hunger for some TP
loggings!

Have a good one, gents,

Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK


Re: 400 UL Stations!

robert ross
 

At 10:32 PM 11/6/2008, you wrote:



A great night with my new E100. Got my 399th and 400th UL stations
tonight:

#399 Absolute Radio-1215 England. Barefoot!
#400 WCLE-1570 Cleveland TN with Sporting News Radio

John Cereghin
Smyrna DE

Good Work John.....Looks like you're gonna really be wallpapering your
Shack with Awards in the next few days!!!!!

400 is a tough achievement.....and I commend you on this John!!

Gary Debock is looking like a Prophet as a result of all the amazing DX
guys are logging on these little Pocket Rockets!! HAHHHAHA...

73...ROB.



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London, Ontario
CANADA N6A5K1

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Re: DXing East Asia in the Heartland

bbwrwy
 

I've found JOUB 774 has long been the easiest of all trans-oceanic
stations to receive here at my rural QTH. I agree with Gary, from my
experience November is the best month for hearing Japanese stations,
followed closely by December. Listen from around 1000 UTC until past
your local sunrise. My log book shows the earliest I've ever heard
the station was 0841 UTC on 11-22-86. Much is dependent on your local
QRM situation. And, expect long fades.

Yesterday (11-6-08) was my best reception of JOUB ever, and hopefully
that will improve in the coming weeks. But this morning nothing more
than a trace of a het, around 1100 UTC, was audible.

I'll admit surprise when I heard JOUB on a SRF-T615 on 9/30/08. Since
then I've heard the station several times, once on a barefoot, factory
aligned E100.

Good luck.

Richard Allen,
36°22'51"N / 97°26'35" W
(near Perry OK)


CBK Regina, Saskatchewan

Allen Willie
 

 
 
Also this morning on 540,from 1107-1115 I heard Radio Australia pgm'g
much to my surprise. It was CBK, Regina, SK airing some of their pgms
until back to their side of the big pond at 1115. Regional wx rpt for
SK, especially the southern part of SK. Makes me hunger for some TP
loggings!

Have a good one, gents,

Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK
 
 
Kirk
 
Amazing !
 
 I must have been hearing CBK Regina around the same time as
you were this morning.
 
Heard it in here too although it was under the CBC station in Grand Falls, Newfoundland It's my 2nd furthest west station on ULR, other than KNX Los Angeles
 
 
Regards
Allen Willie
St. John's, Newfoundland



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DXing East Asia in the Heartland

John H. Bryant <bjohnorcas@...>
 

As you may know, Richard Allen of north central Oklahoma has recently received Japan on at least two occasions on a BAREFOOT ULTRALIGHT! Receiving East Asia on MW in the Heartland is not unheard of, though it is rarely reported and the receptions on a hand-held ultralight transistor radio simply must be unique.  East Asian DX in the Heartland is rarely reported, I'm convinced, primarily because very few people even try for it occasionally.  More of us on the Prairie are aware of the possibilities of TA DX from Europe and North Africa in early to mid-evening during the Fall Seasion... hence we try for it and occasionally report it. 

I think that it is fairly possible that East Asian DX is available in the central US during this part of the Fall Season during all but the worst propagational years. I'm also coming to think that the most reliable part of the year to try for such East Asian DX is RIGHT NOW, when here in Washington state the Japanese tend to peak a full hour before our local dawn...  That would be peaking around 1400 UTC or a bit earlier, rather than, classically at our dawn around 1500 or later.  Right now, China and the Koreas are USUALLY peaking around 1500 here.  With the current sunrise in Oklahoma at about 1300, the early peak of the Japanese here may relate to Richard's success.

In hopes that a few of you folks in the center of the continent will give the TPs a try this weekend or in the coming week, here is a cheat sheet for the strongest of the East Asians, rated from A+ being "the best" to D- being "worth trying but don't hope too much":

531 Japan NHK1 C
594 Japan NHK1 A-
666 Japan NHK1 C
693 Japan NHK2 A-
747 Japan NHK2 A
774 Japan NHK2 A+
828 Japan NHK2 A
873 Japan NHK2 C
945 China CNR1 C
963 China CRI Russian Service B
972 South Korea B
1017 China CRI Korean Service C
1206(low) China "local" Korean Svc C
1377 China CNR1 C
1475 Malaysia's Tagalog Propaganda Station on North Borneo (yes, 1475) D-
1566 South Korea HLAZ, Christian broadcaster FEBC in various languages B-
1575 Thailand V. of America megawatt blaster B-

If you want to try for North Korea, they mostly play western orchestral martial music and are usually off frequency enough to really mess up a channel and reduce your chances of actually hearing anything intelligible. the best frequencies, all D-, are 657, 819 and 855.

Good luck.... and by the way, the NHK stations are all excellent QSLers.  The CNR and CRI stations should be reported to the proper address in Beijing and have been good QSLers, though that MAY have changed recently.

John Bryant
Orcas Island, WA, USA
Rcvrs: WiNRADiO 313e, Eton e1, Slider E100
Antennas: Wellbrook Phased Array NW
Two 70' x 100' Conti Super Loops, West and Northwest


New State

Kirk Allen <kirk74601@...>
 

For the life of me, I'd never ever been able to hear a MW sta from
Florida until this morning. A very tough frequency at the time. I
monitored 620 from 1120-1210, 11/7. I was hearing Fox Sports net pgm'g
when the signal would fade up for a bit. Finally at apx 1148 UTC, I
copied a lcl trfc report, lcl ads, and an ID.

620, WDAE, St. Petersburgh, FL, 1120-1210 UTC, 11/7.

Also this morning on 540,from 1107-1115 I heard Radio Australia pgm'g
much to my surprise. It was CBK, Regina, SK airing some of their pgms
until back to their side of the big pond at 1115. Regional wx rpt for
SK, especially the southern part of SK. Makes me hunger for some TP
loggings!

Have a good one, gents,

Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK


Re: DXing East Asia in the Heartland

Gary DeBock
 

Hello Guys,
 
     As John has explained, whenever your local sunrise coincides with a DX station's sunset, amazing receptions can occur on Ultralights.  Currently the Asian sunset propagation peaks are shifting to an earlier time frame, and not coinciding with the west coast sunrise propagation peaks as they did in September and October.  This makes west coast sunrise TP DXing not as productive as in the previous two months, but for those Ultralight DXers in the heartland, local sunrise should more closely coincide with the Asian sunset, producing the greatest chance for Ultralight TP loggings.
 
     West coast Ultralight TP-DXers can also still hear a lot of Asian DX during the Far East sunset, especially from 0745-1015 UTC.  The original SRF-59 loggings of JOIB-747 and JOAK-594 (which kicked off the Ultralight boom late last year) were made in November, during the Asian sunset peak.  Good luck to all DXers trying for their first Ultralight TP catches.
 
     73,  Gary  




Re: Another UNID 550 Station Solved

Mesa Mike <mike@...>
 

Down here in the southwest, hearing German on XEPL (and a couple other
Mexican stations)is a regular occurrence. There is a fairly sizable
German Mennonite population in Chihuahua.

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "Kirk Allen" <kirk74601@...> wrote:

"I was looking at http://www.xepl.com.mx/. The program schedule for
XEPL 550 shows "Menonita (Aleman Bajo)" or "Menonite (Low German)" at
0000-0500 UTC. I'll have to listen again to the recording because
it didn't sound much like German to me.


Re: Another UNID 550 Station Solved

bbwrwy
 

Congratulations Kirk on solving the mystery. I must listen again
because it didn't sound much like German to me.

Thus far this morning (11/7/08) no Japanese station has been noted. I
interfaced the SRF-T615 with a Quantum Loop for the first time, but it
wasn't any help. So I'm back to barefoot.

There was a strong het on 1520/1521 kHz (NE/SW bearing)last evening,
but KOKC was too strong. With that said, I did manage to pull KRHW,
Sikeston MO, passed KOKC, for a new logging. The trouble is I had to
endure way too much talk about Sooner football while waiting for an
ID.

Best wishes to Kirk and all for a fantastic DXing weekend.

Richard Allen
36°22'51"N / 97°26'35"W
(near Perry OK USA)


Re: 300 in 30 days 400 ULR stations

Allen Willie
 

 
>> A great night with my new E100. Got my 399th and 400th UL stations
tonight:

#399 Absolute Radio-1215 England. Barefoot!
#400 WCLE-1570 Cleveland TN with Sporting News Radio

John Cereghin
Smyrna DE
 
 
Congratulations John on reaching the 300 in 30 days  and also for reaching the 400 ULR stations in total . Fantastic !!!!
 
 
 
Allen Willie
St. John's, Newfoundland

 


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Re: Another UNID 550 Station Solved Correction

Kirk Allen <kirk74601@...>
 

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "Kirk Allen" <kirk74601@...> wrote:

XEPL, Ciu. Cuauhtemoc, Chihuahua, Mexico 0300-0600+. 11/7
A while back I posted an UNID sta on 550 broadcasting in what I
thought was a NAm or CentralAm language.
What I intended to say was, "...in what I thought was a NAm or
CentralAm INDIAN language.


Kirk Allen
Eton e-100
Select-a Tenna
Ponca City, OK


400 UL Stations!

John Cereghin <jcereghin@...>
 

A great night with my new E100. Got my 399th and 400th UL stations
tonight:

#399 Absolute Radio-1215 England. Barefoot!
#400 WCLE-1570 Cleveland TN with Sporting News Radio

John Cereghin
Smyrna DE


Re: 300 Stations!

John Cereghin <jcereghin@...>
 


Re: JOUB audible in Oklahoma

Carl DeWhitt
 

--That is an incredible catch but especially so when you get it
barefoot !Congratulations on the incredible catch in
Oklahoma.Hopefully ,i will be able to catch some TA,s here in
Tennessee and maybe some west coast catches.
Carl DeWhitt
Walland,Tn.

- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "bbwrwy" <richarda@...> wrote:

This morning KSPI, 780 kHz, didn't switch on their transmitter at
the
usual time of 1100 UTC. That permitted me to hear JOUB, 774 kHz,
using a barefoot SRF-T615. At times the signal had fair copy with
some
XEMF and WBBM spill over. I was able to listened to part of an
English lesson at 1223-1226. Sadly KSPI fired up the transmitter
at
1227 and JOUB was lost until another day.

Also had hets on 594, 693 and 747 kHz. The latter was strong at
times, but no audio punched its way past the WSB and CKJH QRM. The
strongest het of the morning was heard on 972 kHz for a few minutes
after local sunrise. But no audio was heard through the KCFO and
WDAY
QRM.

Folks on the west coast should have been able to hear JOUB with a
crystal set this morning. Anyone west of the Mississippi River
could
have heard it depending on tehir local QRM situation.

Good DX to everyone.

Richard Allen
36°22'51"N / 97°26'35"W
(near Perry OK)


Re: 300 Stations!

robert ross
 

At 09:35 AM 11/6/2008, you wrote:

Did it! For the 300 Stations in 30 Days Challenge, I got stations 299
and 300 this morning. Number 300 was WDFN-1130 in Detroit.

As a result of the challenge, a total of 52 new UL stations were added
to the log, which now is at 397 stations, so hopefully, number 400
won't be too far behind!

John Cereghin
Smyrna DE

Atta Boy John......you've done ME and THE AWARD Proud!! Not to mention the
Ultralight Community as a whole!! I knew you could do it!!!

Don't forget to send in your logs for the Real Nice Award that John
designed for accomplishing this fine feat!! I look forward to reviewing
your Logs and seeing just what you heard during the Month!!

And.......I think you did it BAREFOOT???? That makes it even sweeter!!

Regards....ROB.




Robert S. Ross VA3SW
Box 1003, Stn. B.
London, Ontario
CANADA N6A5K1

Antique/Vintage Radio Enthusiast
Amateur Radio Stations VA3SW/VE3JFC
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JOUB audible in Oklahoma

bbwrwy
 

This morning KSPI, 780 kHz, didn't switch on their transmitter at the
usual time of 1100 UTC. That permitted me to hear JOUB, 774 kHz,
using a barefoot SRF-T615. At times the signal had fair copy with some
XEMF and WBBM spill over. I was able to listened to part of an
English lesson at 1223-1226. Sadly KSPI fired up the transmitter at
1227 and JOUB was lost until another day.

Also had hets on 594, 693 and 747 kHz. The latter was strong at
times, but no audio punched its way past the WSB and CKJH QRM. The
strongest het of the morning was heard on 972 kHz for a few minutes
after local sunrise. But no audio was heard through the KCFO and WDAY
QRM.

Folks on the west coast should have been able to hear JOUB with a
crystal set this morning. Anyone west of the Mississippi River could
have heard it depending on tehir local QRM situation.

Good DX to everyone.

Richard Allen
36°22'51"N / 97°26'35"W
(near Perry OK)


300 Stations!

John Cereghin <jcereghin@...>
 

Did it! For the 300 Stations in 30 Days Challenge, I got stations 299
and 300 this morning. Number 300 was WDFN-1130 in Detroit.

As a result of the challenge, a total of 52 new UL stations were added
to the log, which now is at 397 stations, so hopefully, number 400
won't be too far behind!

John Cereghin
Smyrna DE


Re: 300 Stations!

Gary DeBock
 

Congratulations John,
 
     We all admire your accomplishment of successfully receiving 300 stations in 30 days on your Ultralight radios, especially considering your east coast location.  It certainly requires a lot of effort, and patience.  Good luck on your future Ultralight adventures.
 
     73,  Gary DeBock