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Re: Eligible Stations

satya@...
 

Hey George:

I agree with Kirk - the Select-A-Tenna and Terk are essentially the same
antenna and their performance should be fairly indistinguishable. Radio
Intel found this to be true.
(see http://www.radiointel.com/review-2loop.htm ).

Any ULR will respond well to an air-core loop like the Terk, while it is
more unpredictable using a ferrite passive loop like the Quantum Stick.
Given the Terk's price, it's really hard to go wrong. The gain with the
DT-200 should be about equal to that of a slider e100 - I have found that
a Sony SRF-59 with a Terk loop is much more sensitive than even a
fully-aligned Sony S5W, the barefoot sensitivity king. If you are handy
with a soldering iron, retrofitting the DT-200's filter with something
more narrow would give you quite the rig.

Re Select-A-Tenna: I know that the Select-A-Tenna has a version that is
active as well, but at that price (200 bucks or so?) you may as well get a
Quantum Loop with a Quantum Coupler and have the steerability, variable Q
and variable gain controls.

Hope this helps - Kevin S
Bainbridge Island, WA

--- In ultralightdx@..., "George Keller" <gekeller@...>
wrote:

My goal is to log at least 100 bareback, and then I'm
thinking about buying a loop, maybe a Terk. Has anybody had any
experience pairing a Terk with a DT-200?

Good DXing,

George / W2GEK
Hi George,

I've not had any experience with the DT-200, but lately I've been doing
some comparisons between the Terk and the Select-a-Tenna. Both loops
are really good, especially when used in conjunction with the Eton E-
100 slider. (Well, in a lot of cases anyway)
So far I can't tell any difference between the performance of those
two. I know this doesn't specifically answer your querry, so just take
it for whatever it's worth.
73's.
Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK


Re: Eligible Stations

Kirk Allen <kirk74601@...>
 

--- In ultralightdx@..., "George Keller" <gekeller@...>
wrote:

My goal is to log at least 100 bareback, and then I'm
thinking about buying a loop, maybe a Terk. Has anybody had any
experience pairing a Terk with a DT-200?

Good DXing,

George / W2GEK
Hi George,

I've not had any experience with the DT-200, but lately I've been doing
some comparisons between the Terk and the Select-a-Tenna. Both loops
are really good, especially when used in conjunction with the Eton E-
100 slider. (Well, in a lot of cases anyway)
So far I can't tell any difference between the performance of those
two. I know this doesn't specifically answer your querry, so just take
it for whatever it's worth.
73's.
Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK


new GY URL log

Carl DeWhitt
 

I logged my second distant(over 100 miles distant)GY this
evening.Details as follows:
WJRI 1340 Lenoir ,North Carolina.1917 EST on 11.23.08 Very poor-poor
out of the jumble briefly with WJRI i.d.lost quickly into the jumble.My
first GY logged from a state other than Tennessee since i moved here.1
kw. 204.3 km/126.9 miles.This was heard barefoot on the stock E-100.
Carl DeWhitt
Walland,Tn.


GS Ultralight Loggings Nov. 23, 2008

Greg Shoom <shoomg@...>
 

Ultralight loggings for Sun. Nov. 23, 2008. All stations logged from Toronto, ON. Dates and times in UTC.

Two more stations added to the ultralight log. Total ultralight count: 204.

630 WMAL DC Washington - 23-Nov-2008 0520 UTC - Talk. Three IDs heard. Sangean DT-400W. 5 kW. (Poor)

1140 WCJW NY Warsaw - 23-Nov-2008 1445 UTC - Christian country music show: "The Sunshine Show" - URL www.sunshineshow.net. No ID until 1530 UTC when show ended. ID as "CJ Country". Ads, including one for a restaurant in Batavia (NY) and one for KFC. Weather. Into another Christian show. Eton E-100. 2.5 kW daytime only. (Fair).
--> This station is semi-local for me, and would be an easy catch, except that it is daytime only and during the day 1140 is swamped by slop from CKOC on 1150. I was never able to separate it from CKOC on the Sony SRF-59, but the E-100 and the Sangean DT-400W both were able to handle it. I heard it on both radios, but actually logged it on the E-100.

Best,
Greg Shoom
VE3LXL


Re: Eligible Stations

George Keller
 

Hi,

First, let me thank all of you who answered my newbie question (about
whether local stations count) last month and apologize for not
following up sooner.

I haven't had a chance to do any concentrated listening yet, only
grabbing 15 minutes here and there. I did log my locals, all 23 of
them. My total logged so far is 69, most with the DT-200VX but 15
were with the Mini 300 (all in late 2007).

A number of the locals (in New York City) are giving me headaches with
IBOC, some of them going 20 kHz off channel with strong QRM. The
DT-200 lets me do some nulling, but these 50,000 watt locals are still
murder. My goal is to log at least 100 bareback, and then I'm
thinking about buying a loop, maybe a Terk. Has anybody had any
experience pairing a Terk with a DT-200?

Good DXing,

George / W2GEK


Re: my GY log and 100 in 7 quest

Carl DeWhitt
 

---Kirk:
Thanks.The distance to the GY i logged-WCDT-1340-Winchester,TN is 215
km/133 miles.

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

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

--- In ultralightdx@..., "Carl DeWhitt"
<carl_elissa@>
wrote:

What,s that website you guys
use to calculate your GY distances ? .
WELL HECK!! IT MIGHT HELP IF I INCLUDED THE LINK, HAHA. I'M
RED
IN THE FACE NOW:
http://topazdesigns.com/ambc/


Carl,
Here's the link to topaz which can calculate distances from
transmitter
to receiver. Look in the left hand column. Enter your
coordinates,
but
be sure to follow the format they require. The option is there
for
them
to save your info for future use...it's a very handy website for
MW
listings and figuring distances (for NAm stations).
73's,
Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK


WDLF 1250 UNID ID'd by Paul Walker Jr.......as ...WGL Ft.Wayne, IND.

robert ross
 


At 08:36 AM 11/23/2008, Paul Walker Wrote
:
ROB,

I THINK I GOT IT!

You heard WGL-AM 1250 Fort Wayne Indiana, which is 2300W Day/3 towers with a
Northerly pattern and 1000W Night/3 towers with a northeast/southeast
pattern.

WGL-Am 1250 is a simulcast of The Class A/4700W at 299 ft facilities of
WGL-FM 102.9.....HUNTINGTON, Indiana.

And checking their website http://www.1029theriver.com/, it would appear
they carry CBS news!

Paul Walker
www.onairdj.com


OK Paul...Good Work...Yup I think you got it!! The WDLF I thought I heard was actually...WGL (FM)...I guess I didn't hear the M part of it!! And WGL FM is in Huntington...so that is it!! Thanks for the help....but unfortunately it is a RELOG!! DRATS!!

73.......ROB.



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

Antique/Vintage Radio Enthusiast
Amateur Radio Stations VA3SW/VE3JFC
Enjoy Ultralight Radio DXing......It's like being a KID again!!

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Re: Distant GY Reception This Morning

Dennis Gibson <wb6tnb@...>
 

I should have mentioned that 1240 can be done with synchronous
detection. My local on 1250 plays music (SS) and it's better when
they're just speaking.

73

--- In ultralightdx@..., "Dennis Gibson" <wb6tnb@...> wrote:

I wish I had more viable graveyarders. 1230 is fine. 1240 gets
hammered by a local on 1250 that can be nulled a teeny bit. 1340 is a
local. 1400 is partially useless as my closest station, a regional, is
always just barely on top but can be nulled. 1450 is a strong regional
that can be partially nulled, and 1490 is a local.

Can anyone top that? I hope not.


Ultralight DX ........2 NEW Ones + UNID HELP NEEDED!!.....

robert ross
 

Hi Guys:

A couple of New ones last night and this morning at SUNRISE. Also have a
UNID that has me stumped!!! Any help with that is appreciated.

Radio Used is........SONY SRF-T615 With..... 2 1/2 Foot Homebrew Tuneable Box Loop

Ultralight LOG TOTALS are now...........................549 Stations Heard
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


**************************************************************************************************
1250 WDLF?? UNID Huntington ?? UNID Nov/23/08 0600 EST EE FAIR
Male DJ gave ID @ 0600 EST as "This is WDLF??? Huntington". Into News at
0600 EST CBS News??? Ad String at 0603 and Fade out.

Maybe Huntington W. VA, or VA, or Tenn?? Can't find anything that fits???
Maybe city was something that sounds like Huntington...Like Covington???

UNID.......Need Help with this one?????
ROSS, ONT.
***************************************************************************************************
810 WMGC Murfreesboro, TENN. Nov/22/08 2046 EST SPANISH FAIR
As Reported on the IRCA Reflector as being on DAY POWER. Thanks to Kazaross
for the Tip!!
Mexican Flavoured Music....Accordians and Spanish Vocals @ 2046-47. Into more
Mexican Music and SS Vocals. Male DJ with Jingles and Echo Slogans....
"La Sabrosita" @ 2050 EST. Into continuos Mexican Music and SS Vocals til 2057
When under WGY. Was able to Null out WGY for most of Reception.

RELOG....But NEW to ULR LOG # 548 5 KW/6 Watts Nights
ROSS, ONT.
*****************************************************************************************************
1320 WLOH Lancaster, OHIO Nov/23/08 0617 EST EE FAIR
ID by Male DJ at 0617 EST as "Talk Radio 1320 WLOH". Into Talk pgm with
Male Host 0618-20.

RELOG NEW CALLS......NW ULR # 549
ROSS, ONT.
*****************************************************************************************************

73..........ROB.

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

Antique/Vintage Radio Enthusiast
Amateur Radio Stations VA3SW/VE3JFC
Enjoy Ultralight Radio DXing......It's like being a KID again!!

Defy Physics.....Play Table Tennis!! (Ping Pong with an Attitude)
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The Canada/US AM Station Info Search Page

Dennis Gibson <wb6tnb@...>
 

Nice database! I can see myself using it a lot.

73

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

WELL HECK!! IT MIGHT HELP IF I INCLUDED THE LINK, HAHA. I'M RED
IN THE FACE NOW:
http://topazdesigns.com/ambc/


Re: my GY log and 100 in 7 quest

Kirk Allen <kirk74601@...>
 

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

--- In ultralightdx@..., "Carl DeWhitt" <carl_elissa@>
wrote:

What,s that website you guys
use to calculate your GY distances ? .
WELL HECK!! IT MIGHT HELP IF I INCLUDED THE LINK, HAHA. I'M RED
IN THE FACE NOW:
http://topazdesigns.com/ambc/


Carl,
Here's the link to topaz which can calculate distances from
transmitter
to receiver. Look in the left hand column. Enter your coordinates,
but
be sure to follow the format they require. The option is there for
them
to save your info for future use...it's a very handy website for MW
listings and figuring distances (for NAm stations).
73's,
Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK


Re: my GY log and 100 in 7 quest

Kirk Allen <kirk74601@...>
 

--- In ultralightdx@..., "Carl DeWhitt" <carl_elissa@...>
wrote:

What,s that website you guys
use to calculate your GY distances ? .
Carl,
Here's the link to topaz which can calculate distances from transmitter
to receiver. Look in the left hand column. Enter your coordinates, but
be sure to follow the format they require. The option is there for them
to save your info for future use...it's a very handy website for MW
listings and figuring distances (for NAm stations).
73's,
Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK


Ultralight ....Today's DX....3 New Ones for ULR Log

robert ross
 

Hi Guys:

Been a busy week at work and I never even turned on a radio the entire
week!! Finally got a chance to do some Listening today. 3 New Stations for
the ULR Log, one of which is a New One for the Overall log!!

Radio Used was......SONY SRF-T615 with 2 1/2 Foot Homebrew Tuneable Box Loop.


ULR Log Total is now.......................547 Stations heard
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^



************************************************************************************************
1230 WBVP Beaver Falls, PA. Nov/22/08 0708 EST EE Fair
Male DJ with Talk about Local Services. Gave 2 Different 724 Area Code Phone
Numbers. Talk about Various Services in the area.

RELOG.....But New to ULR LOG # 545 1 KW
ROSS, ONT.
*************************************************************************************************
1260 WPHB Philipsburg, PA. Nov/22/08 1553 EST EE Good
Contuinous Country Music Selections. Break only after every 5 - 6 songs.
Male DJ with Talk. "Country Music Hits wall to wall.....all weekend long on
your Favorite
Station". In for about 1/2 Hour.

RELOG.......But New to ULR LOG # 546 1 KW
ROSS, ONT.
***************************************************************************************************
1230 WMSH Sturgis, MICH. Nov/22/08 1632 EST EE Good
Local Ad for "F&S Electric in both Indiana and Michigan". Gave Phone
Number as 269-651-7907. ID as "Your Home for Spartans Sports AM 1230
ESPN". Into Football Game.

NEW STATION NEW ULR # 547 1 KW
ROSS, ONT.
****************************************************************************************************

73.................ROB.

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

Antique/Vintage Radio Enthusiast
Amateur Radio Stations VA3SW/VE3JFC
Enjoy Ultralight Radio DXing......It's like being a KID again!!

Defy Physics.....Play Table Tennis!! (Ping Pong with an Attitude)
«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«


Re: Distant GY Reception This Morning

Dennis Gibson <wb6tnb@...>
 

I wish I had more viable graveyarders. 1230 is fine. 1240 gets
hammered by a local on 1250 that can be nulled a teeny bit. 1340 is a
local. 1400 is partially useless as my closest station, a regional, is
always just barely on top but can be nulled. 1450 is a strong regional
that can be partially nulled, and 1490 is a local.

Can anyone top that? I hope not.

--- In ultralightdx@..., "John H. Bryant" <bjohnorcas@...>
wrote:

Kirk,

That is a fabulous catch, once again!!! I spent alla last winter
DXing only the Graveyard channels, and the farthest west I got was
one reception in Northeast Arizona... and that was with the Wellbrook
Phased Array and a hotrodded-to-da-max NRD-535. Geez, maybe golf
lessons ARE in my future!

John B.


my GY log and 100 in 7 quest

Carl DeWhitt
 

I got a new station on a GY frquency as follows
WCDT 1340 Winchester,Tn -1906-1907 EST -11.22.08
poor to very poor briefly out of jumble with yl giving legal id
mentioning Franklin County,s radio,station 1340 WCDT Winchester.
I am not sure what kind of distance this.What,s that website you guys
use to calculate your GY distances ? This is not an outstanding
distance by any means.But is a new catch.Another new station caught
trying to log 100 in 7 days.
I also am hearing the 1521 het this evening .But still no audio.
Carl DeWhitt
Walland,Tn.


Re: Gary DeBock Receives Ultralight Radio Founders Award

Dennis Gibson <wb6tnb@...>
 

Gary - you're plenty worthy of the award. If you hadn't been curious
about what the SRF-59 could do, there are more than 100 of us who
would be DX'ing, but we wouldn't be nearly as challenged and not
having as much fun. You recognized the SRF-59 (and later the Sony
SRF-39FP; my favorite) as a DX capable radio that anyone can afford
and available almost anywhere. You made them better for those of us
not able to do that ourselves (at no cost), then you sought out other
small DX capable radios and wrote reviews of them.

I remember reading your review of the SRF-59 not long after it was
posted. The ultralight concept really appealed to me and I bought one
right away. I remember my jaw hitting the ground the first time I
listened to it.

I am grateful to all of you tech types who have come up with the mods
and add ons. They are way beyond my ability to duplicate but really
fascinating to hear about.

Are we having fun yet? You bet we are.

73

--- In ultralightdx@..., D1028Gary@... wrote:

Hello Guys,

Apparently the multi-talented John Bryant is capable of much
more than
superb organization and fantastic technical innovation-- he also
appears to
be a Master of secret scheming.

It was a total surprise to receive the attractive and unique
Founder
Award, expertly prepared by John, and presented by Guy Atkins last
night. The
secret planning for this group effort was entirely successful,
resulting in
the complete astonishment of the recipient. John created a very
stylish and
memorable Award design (only partially visible in the photo), which
is a
perfect example of his unique creativity. Signatures of 13
prominent Ultralight
DXers (John Bryant, Rob Ross, Kirk Allen, Gil Stacy, Allen Willie,
Guy Atkins,
Nick Hall-Patch, Steve Ratzlaff, Kevin Schanilec, Steve Ponder, Olaf
Haenssler, Russ Edmonds and Mark Gerwlivch) grace the Award, which
are all deeply
appreciated. Thank you all for your signatures, and thanks also to
others
like Joe Miller, who wished to sign but were unable to fax their
signatures to
John. The other 100 members on the Ultralightdx Yahoo team are
referenced in
the Award, and I deeply appreciate the contributions from each of
you, in
creating the exciting Ultralight DXing culture that we enjoy today.

As mentioned previously to John, I feel somewhat unworthy of
such a
high Award, but that certainly will not stop me from prominently
displaying it
on the wall!

Ultralight Radio DXing is certainly a group sensation, fueled
by the
creative efforts of over 100 dedicated hobbyists. Thanks to all
who have
contributed in making our first year so exciting and memorable, and
I feel very
honored to be a part of this innovative, creative team of highly
enthusiastic
DXers.

73 and Best Wishes,

Gary DeBock


Re: Distant GY Reception This Morning

Dennis Gibson <wb6tnb@...>
 

Here's mine; it's already posted on another Yahoo Group that is about
DX. If I'd known my picture was going to be taken I would have shaved.
It's from a conference I attended in Monterey in 2003.

http://www.1240keva.com/abdx/images/Dennis_Gibson.jpg

73

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

Hi Gang,

First of all, I was happy to be able to put faces with Gary and Guy.
Good picture guys. Maybe some of the other members might consider
submitting a mugshot(?)


Re: Het on 1521

bbwrwy
 

Allen:

Thank you for the info. The signal has been audible since before
local sunset again tonight. I'll listen later and see what I hear.

Best of Dxing.

Richard Allen.
 
Hi Richard,
 
That most likely is the het from BSKSA  Duba Saudi Arabia  that
you've been hearing. Out here in the North Atlantic it's just the
opposite  where we can hear full blown and very readible audio from 
them most nights even on an ultralight  
 
It's usually the first DX heard in the afternoons here before it
starts to get dark. It seems to be on all night long so they may not
sign off at all but not sure of that. At times  Saudi Arabia can be so
strong it will block out  WWKB in Buffalo on 1520
 
Regards,
 
Allen Willie
St. John's, Newfoundland 



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Congratulations to Kirk Re:Graveyarder on 1490

Allen Willie
 

 
 couldn't believe my ears this morning. Details are below.

1490, KBLF, Red Bluff, CA, 1513-1530 UTC, 11/22. Audible here with a
decent signal up and down throughout the time frame I've listed.
 
 
Congratulations Kirk on logging the above graveyarder on 1490. I knew that it was just a matter of time before my previous graveyarder  distance record would be surpassed. Well Done ! 
 
Regards,
Allen Willie
St. John's, Newfoundland


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Het on 1521

Allen Willie
 

Have any of you heard BSKSA, Duba? If so, what are it's
characteristics? Does it send a carrier signal during early evening
in eastern North America. What is the stations sign-on time.

Any information would be appreciated. Thanks you.

Richard Allen
36°22'51"N / 97°26'35"W
(near Perry OK)
 
 
Hi Richard,
 
That most likely is the het from BSKSA  Duba Saudi Arabia  that you've been hearing. Out here in the North Atlantic it's just the opposite  where we can hear full blown and very readible audio from  them most nights even on an ultralight  
 
It's usually the first DX heard in the afternoons here before it starts to get dark. It seems to be on all night long so they may not sign off at all but not sure of that. At times  Saudi Arabia can be so strong it will block out  WWKB in Buffalo on 1520
 
Regards,
 
Allen Willie
St. John's, Newfoundland 


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