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congrats

Allen Willie
 

 
 
Hi Guys,
 
Just checking in  to say congratulations to Richard Allen in  attaining his 500th station heard on an Ultralight . Great accomplishment Richard !!
 
Also want to wish Robert Ross good luck in getting your 600th station before year end .
 
I haven;t been  at the  dials much myself  at all lately with things going on here but hopefully in the next while  I'll start logging them again.
 
Best of the New Year to everyone
 
Allen Willie
St. John's, Newfoundland
 
 


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Cajun Radio 1470

Kirk Allen <kirk74601@...>
 

Saludos Fellow DX'ers,

This morning's DX session brought in just one new ULR logging, but it
was a fun one for me. I hrd this one on the E-100 slider plus the SAT.

1470, KLCL, Lake Charles, LA, 1300, 12/27, Apparently this sta must
have switched to their daytime power of 5 kw because it appeared out of
nowhere. I had been on the freq for about 10 minutes trying to ID an XE
when this one came blasting in. Initially I hrd what sounded like a
heavy-duty Cajun song in progress. M ancr w/ ID very shortly
thereafter. "Broadcasting...on 1470, we're Cajun Radio, KLCL, Lake
Charles, and 1290, Jennings." (ULR Station #410)

For you Cajun mx fans, here's the link to their online streaming audio:
http://www.cajunradio.net/common/gap_streamer.php

73's,
Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK


Re: ULTRALIGHT DX......# 599 and Holding!!! 3 More New Ones....

Kirk Allen <kirk74601@...>
 

Rob,
Truly amazing my friend!! Wow, you're definitely going to hit that
600th station no doubt about it. You certainly have the patience of
Job, and it's paying off big time. I've got the DX party hat waiting
for your 600th station. I'll definitely celebrate with you in spirit
when it rolls into your radio!
73's,
Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK

--- In ultralightdx@..., Robert Ross <va3sw@...> wrote:

Hi Guys:

Well...it looks like it's gonna happen soon ....hopefully
sometime
today!!! After a productive Sunrise and a New Cuban logged last
night....I
am currently sitting at 599 ULR Stations Logged!! After a poor
beginning of
the week.....the last 2 days have saved my Bacon....and brought me
to the
brink of cracking # 600!!

I think I'm gonna start DX'ing at about 1400 EST today (as this is
when
things have been starting to go lately)....and I will continue to
listen
UNTIL I get that elusive station!!! I am off work today and
tomorrow....with not much on the schedule...so I may as well get it
over
with before I have to return to work on Monday!! So....1 Station
needed..and 5 Days to get it....should be a piece of cake..but I
have gone
5 days with nothing logged before!! HAHHAHHA.....

Thanks to those who offered help on my 2 UNIDS from yesterday...at
this
point I'm just gonna leave them as UNIDS....as I'm not 100 % sure
on either
of them!! I'd like to count one of them and get this over....but I
wanna do
this right!! I'd also like to make # 600 a GRAVEYARDER....if the
Propagtion
Gods co-operate!!

RADIO USED for this DX was......SANGEAN DT-400W with 2 1/2 Foot
Homebrew
Tuneable Box Loop

ULR LOG TOTALS are now......599 Stations heard.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


**********************************************************************
******************
620 R.Rebelde CMGN Colon, CUBA Dec/26/08 2245 EST SS
FR
Male Dj with Live Talk or Speech in SPANISH. Chimes/Bells @ 2245
EST.
Mixing with a Talk Station 2246-50. Chimes/Bells again @ 2250 and
Radio Rebelde ID and Mentions of CUBA @ 2250 EST. Back to Live Talk
or Speech. ( IN PARALLEL to 670 and 710 Khz.)

NEW STATION NEW ULR # 597 ULR LATIN # 34 30 KW
ROSS, ONT.
**********************************************************************
*******************
1300 WBZQ Huntington, IND. Dec/27/08 0641 EST EE GOOD
Local Weather by Male DJ. ID by Male DJ as "Your Station for
Memories....
Oldies 1300 WBZQ" @ 0642 EST. Into Oldies Music "You Make my Dreams
Come True". Surprised to hear this Low Power Station right beside
my
Local on
1290 Khz!!

NEW STATION NEW ULR # 598 500 Watts/19 Watts Nights
ROSS, ONT.
**********************************************************************
*********************
1330 WESR Onley, VA. Dec/27/08 0704 EST EE GOOD
Oldies Msuic..."Chain of Fools" Aretha Franklin . ID as "We're the
Station
that....?????...AM 1330 WESR" @ 0707 EST. Into Rolling Stones
Song...
"Can't get no Satisfaction".

RELOG...But NEW ULR # 599 5 KW/51 Watts Nights
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: new ULR loggings tonight in Ohio

Joseph Miller <radiodxer2000@...>
 

Too bad I don't understand Spanish better...as
there's stuff all
over the lower half of the AM dial (i.e.: something under
WSB 750,
under CKLW 800)...and a SS on 600kHz.....haven't a
clue.

One of them (I believe the 750 kept saying Chile...and
Andes (as in
Andes Mountains). Who the heck can figure that one out with
just
those two pieces of "information").
Congratulations Tim.

You just logged Venezuela on 750. I'll have to dig in my logbook for more precise details, but several members of IRCA and NRC identified this one for me when I heard them about a year ago. Your description certainly seems to fit. AND YOU DID IT ON A ULR!!!! WAY TO GO!!!

73 de Joe, KJ8O


ULTRALIGHT DX......# 599 and Holding!!! 3 More New Ones....

robert ross
 

Hi Guys:

Well...it looks like it's gonna happen soon ....hopefully sometime
today!!! After a productive Sunrise and a New Cuban logged last night....I
am currently sitting at 599 ULR Stations Logged!! After a poor beginning of
the week.....the last 2 days have saved my Bacon....and brought me to the
brink of cracking # 600!!

I think I'm gonna start DX'ing at about 1400 EST today (as this is when
things have been starting to go lately)....and I will continue to listen
UNTIL I get that elusive station!!! I am off work today and
tomorrow....with not much on the schedule...so I may as well get it over
with before I have to return to work on Monday!! So....1 Station
needed..and 5 Days to get it....should be a piece of cake..but I have gone
5 days with nothing logged before!! HAHHAHHA.....

Thanks to those who offered help on my 2 UNIDS from yesterday...at this
point I'm just gonna leave them as UNIDS....as I'm not 100 % sure on either
of them!! I'd like to count one of them and get this over....but I wanna do
this right!! I'd also like to make # 600 a GRAVEYARDER....if the Propagtion
Gods co-operate!!

RADIO USED for this DX was......SANGEAN DT-400W with 2 1/2 Foot Homebrew
Tuneable Box Loop

ULR LOG TOTALS are now......599 Stations heard.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


****************************************************************************************
620 R.Rebelde CMGN Colon, CUBA Dec/26/08 2245 EST SS FR
Male Dj with Live Talk or Speech in SPANISH. Chimes/Bells @ 2245 EST.
Mixing with a Talk Station 2246-50. Chimes/Bells again @ 2250 and
Radio Rebelde ID and Mentions of CUBA @ 2250 EST. Back to Live Talk
or Speech. ( IN PARALLEL to 670 and 710 Khz.)

NEW STATION NEW ULR # 597 ULR LATIN # 34 30 KW
ROSS, ONT.
*****************************************************************************************
1300 WBZQ Huntington, IND. Dec/27/08 0641 EST EE GOOD
Local Weather by Male DJ. ID by Male DJ as "Your Station for Memories....
Oldies 1300 WBZQ" @ 0642 EST. Into Oldies Music "You Make my Dreams
Come True". Surprised to hear this Low Power Station right beside my
Local on
1290 Khz!!

NEW STATION NEW ULR # 598 500 Watts/19 Watts Nights
ROSS, ONT.
*******************************************************************************************
1330 WESR Onley, VA. Dec/27/08 0704 EST EE GOOD
Oldies Msuic..."Chain of Fools" Aretha Franklin . ID as "We're the Station
that....?????...AM 1330 WESR" @ 0707 EST. Into Rolling Stones Song...
"Can't get no Satisfaction".

RELOG...But NEW ULR # 599 5 KW/51 Watts Nights
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: ULTRALIGHT DX..... Few More New Ones...+ UNID HELP NEEDED!!

John Cereghin <jcereghin@...>
 

Rob,

About that station on 1490- it's unlikely to be Lancaster because, as
you said, Lancaster is not in the Laurel Highlands. It's hilly around
Lancaster but no mountains (I go to Lancaster all the time)! A
Lancaster station usually IDs with something like "Lancaster County",
so it's probably not WLPA.

John Cereghin
Smyrna DE

-- In ultralightdx@..., Robert Ross <va3sw@...> wrote:

HI Guys:

Conditions seemed pretty good today at Sunrise and Sunset....and I
managed to Log 3 NEW ONES...Plus I have a couple of UNIDS...that I NEED
HELP WITH...if anyone can help. All 3 of the New ones are NEW to the
OVERALL LOG as well......and One of them is a GRAVEYARDER for # 48
on ULR
GY'ers. Finally was able to hear the NEW Station CINA in
Mississauga, ONT
on 1650...Thanks to Greg Shoom's DX Tip earlier in the week!!

So If anyone can help with these Unids.....that will be great!!

RADIO USED for this DX was.......SONY SRF-T615 with 2 1/2 Ft. Homebrew
Tuneable Box Loop.

ULR LOG TOTALS are now...............596 Stations Heard.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Here's the UNIDS FIRST!!
**************************************************************************************************
1490 UNID Beaming South/SE Dec/26/08 1400 EST EE
FAIR
ID given by Male DJ @ 1400 EST as "AM 1490 FOX Sports Radio Network
for the
Laurel Highlands"??? Into Sports Talk. I'm pretty sure he said "Laurel
Highlands??"
I know for sure he said HIGHLANDS!! I'm thinking that this MAY be WLPA
Lancaster
PA....but I think it is too far EAST to ID as LAUREL HIGHLANDS?? Maybe
there are
some other Highlands south of me......but I can't find them!! Does
anyone
near Lancaster
know if they ID as Laurel Highlands?? If so...this is them!! If not...I
have NO IDEA!!
PLEASE HELP...this should be IDable!! This will be NEW so I'd really
like
to get it ID'd!!

UNID...PLEASE HELP!!
ROSS, ONT.
******************************************************************************************************
1370 UNID Beaming SouthEast Dec/26/08 1442 EST EE FAIR
Oldies/Older Rock Music. Jackie Deshannon, Limbo Rock Chubby
Checker. ID as
"TIMELESS FAVORITES" @ 1448 EST. Ads for AT&T and RADIO SHACK,
Robitussin
Ad. Into More Oldies/Rock.

UNID..PLEASE HELP!!
ROSS, ONT.
*******************************************************************************************************
1450 WCUM Bridgeport, CT. Dec/26/08 0724 EST SPANISH
FAIR
Lively Spanish Music Vocals and Trumpets. Spanish Ballads. Not so much
Mexican Sounding
as Spanish Popular Music. Radio Cumbre.

NEW STATION NEW ULR # 594 ULR GY'er # 48 1 KW
ROSS, ONT.
********************************************************************************************************
1650 CINA Mississauga, ONT. Dec/26/08 1348 EST HINDI/EE
FAIR
Asian String Music and Vocals in Indian Dialect?? @ 1348-51 EST. ID
by Male
DJ in
ENGLISH as "You're listening to a Test Broadcast of CINA on a
frequency of
1650 Khz as
authorized by the ?? CRTC??. Into more Asian Music and Vocals @
1352-56 EST.
Under Radio Disney @ 1356 EST.
TESTING ONLY!!

NEW STATION NEW ULR # 595 1 KW/680 Watts Nights
ROSS, ONT.
**********************************************************************************************************
1420 WKCW Warrenton, VA. Dec/26/08 1610 EST SPANISH
FAIR
Female with SPANISH Vocals and Music @ 1610-13. Male DJ with SS
Talk and
several
Jingles/Slogans "La Ley"?? Into SS Vocals and Accordion Music. I
believe
this is a Sister
Station to WKDV 1460 Manassas, VA.

NEW STATION NEW ULR # 596 10KW/17 Watts Nights.
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)
«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«


Finally- some new AM logs!

John Cereghin <jcereghin@...>
 


ULTRALIGHT DX..... Few More New Ones...+ UNID HELP NEEDED!!

robert ross
 

HI Guys:

Conditions seemed pretty good today at Sunrise and Sunset....and I
managed to Log 3 NEW ONES...Plus I have a couple of UNIDS...that I NEED
HELP WITH...if anyone can help. All 3 of the New ones are NEW to the OVERALL LOG as well......and One of them is a GRAVEYARDER for # 48 on ULR GY'ers. Finally was able to hear the NEW Station CINA in Mississauga, ONT on 1650...Thanks to Greg Shoom's DX Tip earlier in the week!!

So If anyone can help with these Unids.....that will be great!!

RADIO USED for this DX was.......SONY SRF-T615 with 2 1/2 Ft. Homebrew
Tuneable Box Loop.

ULR LOG TOTALS are now...............596 Stations Heard.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Here's the UNIDS FIRST!!
**************************************************************************************************
1490 UNID Beaming South/SE Dec/26/08 1400 EST EE FAIR
ID given by Male DJ @ 1400 EST as "AM 1490 FOX Sports Radio Network for the
Laurel Highlands"??? Into Sports Talk. I'm pretty sure he said "Laurel
Highlands??"
I know for sure he said HIGHLANDS!! I'm thinking that this MAY be WLPA
Lancaster
PA....but I think it is too far EAST to ID as LAUREL HIGHLANDS?? Maybe
there are
some other Highlands south of me......but I can't find them!! Does anyone
near Lancaster
know if they ID as Laurel Highlands?? If so...this is them!! If not...I
have NO IDEA!!
PLEASE HELP...this should be IDable!! This will be NEW so I'd really like
to get it ID'd!!

UNID...PLEASE HELP!!
ROSS, ONT.
******************************************************************************************************
1370 UNID Beaming SouthEast Dec/26/08 1442 EST EE FAIR
Oldies/Older Rock Music. Jackie Deshannon, Limbo Rock Chubby Checker. ID as
"TIMELESS FAVORITES" @ 1448 EST. Ads for AT&T and RADIO SHACK, Robitussin
Ad. Into More Oldies/Rock.

UNID..PLEASE HELP!!
ROSS, ONT.
*******************************************************************************************************
1450 WCUM Bridgeport, CT. Dec/26/08 0724 EST SPANISH FAIR
Lively Spanish Music Vocals and Trumpets. Spanish Ballads. Not so much
Mexican Sounding
as Spanish Popular Music. Radio Cumbre.

NEW STATION NEW ULR # 594 ULR GY'er # 48 1 KW
ROSS, ONT.
********************************************************************************************************
1650 CINA Mississauga, ONT. Dec/26/08 1348 EST HINDI/EE FAIR
Asian String Music and Vocals in Indian Dialect?? @ 1348-51 EST. ID by Male
DJ in
ENGLISH as "You're listening to a Test Broadcast of CINA on a frequency of
1650 Khz as
authorized by the ?? CRTC??. Into more Asian Music and Vocals @ 1352-56 EST.
Under Radio Disney @ 1356 EST.
TESTING ONLY!!

NEW STATION NEW ULR # 595 1 KW/680 Watts Nights
ROSS, ONT.
**********************************************************************************************************
1420 WKCW Warrenton, VA. Dec/26/08 1610 EST SPANISH FAIR
Female with SPANISH Vocals and Music @ 1610-13. Male DJ with SS Talk and
several
Jingles/Slogans "La Ley"?? Into SS Vocals and Accordion Music. I believe
this is a Sister
Station to WKDV 1460 Manassas, VA.

NEW STATION NEW ULR # 596 10KW/17 Watts Nights.
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)
«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«


new ULR loggings tonight in Ohio

Tim Davisson
 

Too bad I don't understand Spanish better...as there's stuff all
over the lower half of the AM dial (i.e.: something under WSB 750,
under CKLW 800)...and a SS on 600kHz.....haven't a clue.

One of them (I believe the 750 kept saying Chile...and Andes (as in
Andes Mountains). Who the heck can figure that one out with just
those two pieces of "information").

Any way...new ones today, all EST...on the SRF-59, 100% barefoot and
unmodified:

1430 WENE/Endicott, NY...3:27pm with "Binhampton's sports station".
1360 WPPA/Pottsville, PA, 3:33pm.
1280 WHTK/Rochester, NY, 3:38pm, talk.
580 CFRA/Ottawa, ONT, dominate at 8:22pm, "news-talk 5-80".
690 CINF/Montreal, QUE, 8:35pm, FF news.
730 CKAC/Montreal, QUE, 8:38pm, FF talk.
(the last 2 finally getting around to counting them).

Am up to 270 ULR's heard. Some weeks I'll listen 4 or 5 hours total,
some weeks not at all. Suppose if I did my totals would be closer to
400 or so. Being from the middle part of the country helps.

I've noticed a lot of regional stuff is coming in about 2 or 3 in
the afternoon...a bit earlier than usual...with local sunset at
about 5:15pm.

Stable "daytime, local conditions" last less and less total time
during the winter..per usual.

73's, happy DXing, and Happy New Year,

Tim, KD8GZ
Norton, Ohio (near Akron)


ICF-S5W, ICF-EX5

lrdheat
 

I was wondering (Gary...), My EX5 seems better at nulling, and a hair more selective than the S5W...is the EX5's ferrite bar further removed from the electeonics than the S5W? Is the EX5 bar horizontal (was there a reception related motivation for having the S5W bar non horizontal?
 
Heatwave


Final set of ULR logs from Southern California

Joseph Miller <radiodxer2000@...>
 

Here's my final ULR logs from Hermosa Beach. One valuable lesson, don't try a DXPedition from highly populated areas. The electrical noise is very high. Had to go outside to hear many of these. I don't how Saul does it in Toronto. Ended up with 56 total way short of my goal of 100.

All times are in UTC, reminder subtract 8 hours for local times.

1230 KYPA Los Angeles 12/23 0430 Korean language, music & announcements
1280 KFRN Long Beach 12/23 0442 Religious Christmas music
1390 KLTX Long Beach 12/23 0455 SS Radio Nuevo Vida, local ads & music
1700 XEKTT Tijuana 12/23 0510 NFL Westwood One, Bob Baker Toyota ad
690 XETRA Tijuana 12/23 0520 Radio seis novente
740 KCBS San Francisco 12/23 0526 News and ID
780 KKOH Reno 12/23 0530 Help wanted ad for Citadel Broadcasting
810 KGO San Francisco 12/23 0525 Stn ID, call in program
950 XEKAM Tijuana 12/23 0550 Talk show in SS, stn ID
970 XEDF Iztapalapa 12/23 1518 Somos Grupo Formula ID
1680 KGED Fresno 12/24 0330 La palabra preciosa de Dios program
1030 XESDD Ensenada 12/25 1645 SS mx, diez treinte “La Tremenda”
1210 KPRZ San Marcos 12/25 1730 Talk abt 1967 Arab Israeli war
1430 KMRB San Gabriel 12/25 2044 Cantonese language
1480 KVNR Santa Ana 12/25 2048 Little Saigon Radio
1580 KBLA Santa Monica 12/25 2300 SS Religious, KBLA ID
1550 KYCY San Francisco 12/26 0106 News & stn ID, talk abt pers hygiene
1600 KMNY Pasadena 12/26 0128 Cantonese Chinese program
1190 KXMX Anaheim 12/26 0330 Asian language

Best wishes and 73 de Joe


Re: ICF-S5W, ICF-EX5

Gary DeBock
 

Hello Heatwave,
 
     The ICF-EX5 is basically a Japanese-market upgrade for the ICF-S5(W) series, adding double conversion and a synch detector (but not an improved 455 kHz IF filter, or improved loopstick design).
 
     The loopstick in the ICF-EX5 is indeed more isolated away from the main circuit board, however, which may account for your discovery of slightly better nulling ability than that of the ICF-S5W.  All of the modified portables here have gained a significant increase in nulling ability, when a loopstick is mounted outside and above the radio's cabinet.  For example, the new Slider E100's can null out locals and receive noontime daytime DX stations 10 kHz away, at distances of 150-200 miles during the enhanced December conditions.    
 
     The tilted loopstick in the ICF-S5(W) series can improve nulling ability in some cases, but Sony's placement of the loopstick near the middle of the cabinet would tend to minimize this advantage.  My own impression is that Sony chose this loopstick position as a matter of convenience, to avoid having the 4 main loopstick coil wires (and the other 4 from the external antenna connector jack) interfere with the dial string system (having the red and green LED's moving across the top of the analog dial).  When I designed the Slider loopstick for the ICF-S5W (which ultimately was a DUD), I needed to thread the 4 loopstick Litz wires through an empty screw hole in the center of the back cabinet, in order to avoid snarling the dial string system.  Sony probably placed the stock loopstick in the middle of the cabinet, for the same reason.
 
     73,  Gary    
 
In a message dated 12/26/2008 1:03:40 P.M. Pacific Standard Time, lrdheat@... writes:

I was wondering (Gary...), My EX5 seems better at nulling, and a hair more selective than the S5W...is the EX5's ferrite bar further removed from the electeonics than the S5W? Is the EX5 bar horizontal (was there a reception related motivation for having the S5W bar non horizontal?
 
Heatwave





ULTRALIGHT DX.......2 NEW ONES in past 2 days!!

robert ross
 

Hi Guys:

I hope everyone had a Good Day today and had Fun ....and Ate too
Much..and all the rest of the good stuff!! After 3 days of partying, and
eating...my body is just about ready to surrender!! When I married a
Christmas Day Birthday Girl on Dec/23 1983 (25 years Ago)...I had no idea
what kind of Havoc, having an Anniversary, the Wife's Birthday and
Christmas all at once would cause!! It wasn't so bad when I was a Young
Feller and in better health...but all this excitement is more than the Old
Bones can handle nowadays!! HAHAHA.....
Anyways...I think I survived it all for another year......won't know for
sure til the weekend after I've had time to recover.

In the midst of all this I did find a LITTLE Time to DX and was able to add
2 NEW ULR Stations to the Log. Both were heard at Sunset and both are also
NEW to the OVERALL LOG as well. Both of these New Ones are also GRAVEYARDERS...which brings the ULR GY TOTAL to 47 STATIONS HEARD.

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

ULR LOG TOTALS are now........................593 Stations Heard
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

So I am now needing 7 more stations with 6 more days to go!! Help me Lord!!
HHAAHHA......


*****************************************************************************************
1230 WJOI Norfolk, VA. DEC/24/08 1554 EST EE FAIR
Christmas Music 1554-57 EST. ID Sung Out by Females as " JOY 1230
WJOI". Into More Christmas Music.

NEW STATION NEW ULR # 592 ULR GY'er # 46 627 Watts
ROSS, ONT.
*****************************************************************************************
1340 WYCB Washington, DC DEC/25/08 1545 EST EE FAIR
Local ad string for the Washington DC area @ 1545 EST.
One ad was for Ted's Hauling & Moving" in LANHAM, MARYLAND.
Gave the Phone Number as 301-577-4411. This Stations address is also in
Lanham Maryland..and their Phone Number is a 301 Area Code too.

NEW STATION NEW ULR # 593 ULR GY'er # 47 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)
«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«


Rocky Mountain High

Kirk Allen <kirk74601@...>
 

Merry Christmas Everyone,

Since I wasn't able to get together with my son, daughter-in-law, and
grankids for Christmas, I had nothing to do with my time off except
tune around on the E-100. I experienced a first. 5 new stations came
rolling in this morning, and 4 of those were from Colorado, one of my
very favorite states. All times/dates in UTC per usual. All hrd on the
E-100 slider.

930, KRKY, Granby, CO, 1411-1420, 12/25, Hrd in null of semi-lcl WKY
(OK City). EZ/lite Christmas vcl mx played. Clear ID 1414 and ancd an
FM freq as well. G sig.

1360, KHNC, Johnstown, CO, 1433-1500+, 12/25, featured a highly
enthralling infomercial guarnteed to cure all ailments, even if they've
never been discovered before, ha ha. Just kidding. They were pushing
some kind of health product and was hosted by an alleged
Chiropractor..they refered to it as the "green herb"...I didn't think
that was legal to advertise...ahemm.

1460, KZNT, Colorado Springs, CO, 1503, 12/25, I believe this sta must
have switched from night to daytime power right after tune/in. The
station suddenly popped on with a huge signal and scared the heck out
of me! ID immediately after they became audible...good deal, that gave
me more time to tune around some more.

1090, KMXA, Aurora, CO, 1530-1559, 12/25, all SS lang pgm'g with IDs
and SS Christmas mx. G sig just like the above CO stations were this
morning.

1090, KEXS, Excelsior Springs, MO, 1600, 12/25, Started mixing it up w/
KMXA until this one became more audible. A Catholic radio net of some
kind was ancd. Nice ID 1600. One ID by a little girl (circa 5 years
old) was hrd, and was quite cute sounding.

(Hey Robert: Once you get freed up for some listening, don't forget to
come up for air now and then...good luck in hittin' 600...even if ya
don't, you're still way ahead of us I do believe!!)

That's it from here for now.
MERRY CHRISTMAS

Kirk Alen
Ponca City, OK


Passport Review of the Degen DE1123

texnote
 


Second Slider DT-200VX model

Gary DeBock
 

Hello Guys,
 
     The DT-200VX has apparently been discontinued by Sangean, but a couple of these models will live on as souped-up DXing monsters.
 
     Like the Eton E100 ultralight, the DT-200VX receives a phenomenal boost in sensitivity when a 7.5" Amidon ferrite bar-based  sliding coil loopstick is transplanted into the front end circuitry.  The Slider DT-200VX sensitivity is fully equal to that of the Slider E100's, which can run circles around many full-sized portables.
 
     Unlike the Slider E100 project, however, it is not beginner-friendly.  The four Litz wire soldering connections on the RF circuit board include two that are extremely crammed, making it mandatory to use a soldering iron bus wire attachment, to avoid frying adjacent components.  For this reason, these DT-200VX Slider monsters are unlikely to proliferate, like the souped-up E100's.
 
     The Slider loopsticks do not always provide a phenomenal sensitivity boost-- they have proven to be Duds in the SRF-39FP and ICF-S5W models, inducing a serious dose of necessary humility in the transplant tinkerer.  The DT-400W model should be another DXing monster, however.
 
     73 and Merry Christmas to All,
 
     Gary DeBock
     




Santa Brings me 2 NEW ULR LOGS......Finally!!

robert ross
 

Hi Guys:

Well after a 2 Day Drought in the ULTRALIGHT Department...Santa brought
me 2 New ones this morning at Sunrise!! Both are welcome logs as I STRUGGLE
trying to hit # 600. It has not been easy...but these 2 Logs really gave me
hope!! HAHA.. I've now whittled it down to 9 Stations Needed with 8 Days to
go!!

Congratulations to Richard Allen on Achieving 500 ULR Stations heard!!! Way
to go Richard!! I think I'm the only other one to do 500 so far...and
believe me..I do know what an accomplishment that is....and you also did it
BAREFOOT, as did I !! Welcome to the Half a Thousand Club Richard!!

Don't know how everyone is doing in the SNOW DEPT....but we got another
Foot or More last night. It's getting so high along the sides of the
Driveway....that the Snowblower can barely fling the snow up over the tops
of the Piles!! Now it's getting REAL WARM.....and everything is melting...after I was out there for 3 Hours this morning SnowBlowing and
Shovelling!! What CRAZY WEATHER!!j At least the Dogs like it...they're out there having a BALL!!

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

ULR LOG TOTALS are now...................591 Stations Heard.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

******************************************************************************************
1350 WCSM Celina, OHIO Dec/24/08 0505 EST EE GOOD
"OHIO NEWS NETWORK" News. Items from Columbus, Piqua etc.
Many "ONN" News IDs.

NEW STATION NEW ULR # 590 500Watts/11 Watts Nights
ROSS, ONT.
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1340 IDs as "980 Homer". (In Parallel to 980 WONE Dayton). Ad for
"International
Diamond Jewellers" In the DAYTON Area. Another Local Dayton Ad. FSR Sports
Radio ID".

RELOG.....But NEW ULR # 591 ULR GRAVEYARD # 45 1 KW
ROSS, ONT.
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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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Re: #500 heard on an ULR

Kirk Allen <kirk74601@...>
 

Richard,

I just read the great news from you. CONGRATULATIONS AMIGO. I figured
you'd get that #500 within a day since you were sitting at 499
stations a couple evenings ago. It's quite encouraging to read about
DX'ers like you logging that large a number of stations on
ULR's...that gives me hope that one day I might hit that 500 mark. I
think I'll try to take my time getting to 500. Knowing myself the way
I do, I'm afraid I might get really bored with this if I get to the
point of not logging anything new after hours and hours of listening.
Like John B. posted, what's next? Good question. Oh well, I have a
long ways to go before I need to concern myself with that, ha ha.
Richard, thank you for all your help along this ULR journey. You're
truly an inspiration!!
73's Everyone,

Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK

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

I accomplished my goal of hearing 500 stations on a barefoot,
unmodified ultralight receiver by Christmas. A few minutes ago, at
0334 UTC I heard XEFQ 680, in Chihuahua, Mexico. Now I can rest
peacefully through the holiday.

Since beginning 3/27/08 I have logged identified stations from 35
states, five provinces,11 estados, and nine countries (including
Croatia, Japan and Spain). I'm amazed at what I've been able to
hear
on these tiny sets, especially the Sony SRF-T615.

I especially wish to thank Gary DeBock for introducing us to this
aspect of medium wave DXing. I'd been out of the hobby for almost
two
decades and the ULR definitely revitalized my interest. I also
want
to express my thanks to everyone who has helped me, especially Kirk
Allen and John Bryant. Congratulations to Kirk on reaching 400.
He's
catching up with me at a rapid pace. Now I'm on to catching up
with
Rob.

My hope is all of you have an enjoyable holiday.

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


Re: #500 heard on an ULR

bjohnorcas@...
 

Great work, Richard!!!

I never expected that anyone would get close to 500 stations! A wonderful
accomplishment. If you ever slow down enough to send Rob the appropriate
submittals, both you and Kirk have earned a slew of new awards.

I can't help but speculate "What happens next?" Is there a "ceiling," a
number of stations beyond which a person can only add one or two new ones
a month??? At that point, if there is a ceiling, whadda ya do??? Kirk and
I wimped out very early and have been piling up our station counts in the
Unlimited class.... we can shift over to Barefoot and start over doing a
much more difficult slog through the numbers.... but what happens then?
Are limits of "ten dollar radios" or crystal sets in our futures???

In any case, Richard, a Barefoot 500 has only been accomplished once
before, I believe. "What happens next?" is a great problem to have.

Merry Christmas to all!

John Bryant

I accomplished my goal of hearing 500 stations on a barefoot,
unmodified ultralight receiver by Christmas. A few minutes ago, at
0334 UTC I heard XEFQ 680, in Chihuahua, Mexico. Now I can rest
peacefully through the holiday.

Since beginning 3/27/08 I have logged identified stations from 35
states, five provinces,11 estados, and nine countries (including
Croatia, Japan and Spain). I'm amazed at what I've been able to hear
on these tiny sets, especially the Sony SRF-T615.

I especially wish to thank Gary DeBock for introducing us to this
aspect of medium wave DXing. I'd been out of the hobby for almost two
decades and the ULR definitely revitalized my interest. I also want
to express my thanks to everyone who has helped me, especially Kirk
Allen and John Bryant. Congratulations to Kirk on reaching 400. He's
catching up with me at a rapid pace. Now I'm on to catching up with
Rob.

My hope is all of you have an enjoyable holiday.

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


Re: #500 heard on an ULR

John Cereghin <jcereghin@...>
 

Good job, Richard! 500 is quite the milestone. Personally, I've been
stuck at 449 stations, as I've been in a drought for the past two
weeks. Of course, DXing from Oklahoma has it's own unique challenges
compared to DXing from the coasts, especially for those foreign
catches- I'd love to snag Japan, although I have Croatia and Spain.

Onto 600! As for me, I'm shooting for my 500th station by March. But
no one is going to catch Rob Ross!

John Cereghin
Smyrna DE

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

I accomplished my goal of hearing 500 stations on a barefoot,
unmodified ultralight receiver by Christmas. A few minutes ago, at
0334 UTC I heard XEFQ 680, in Chihuahua, Mexico. Now I can rest
peacefully through the holiday.

Since beginning 3/27/08 I have logged identified stations from 35
states, five provinces,11 estados, and nine countries (including
Croatia, Japan and Spain). I'm amazed at what I've been able to hear
on these tiny sets, especially the Sony SRF-T615.

I especially wish to thank Gary DeBock for introducing us to this
aspect of medium wave DXing. I'd been out of the hobby for almost two
decades and the ULR definitely revitalized my interest. I also want
to express my thanks to everyone who has helped me, especially Kirk
Allen and John Bryant. Congratulations to Kirk on reaching 400. He's
catching up with me at a rapid pace. Now I'm on to catching up with
Rob.

My hope is all of you have an enjoyable holiday.

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