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Re: Harvatska Radio

Guy Atkins
 

Kirk,
 
Way cool!  Glad to hear you're up to 7 countries now, and from middle America, no less!
 
Guy
 
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Kirk Allen
Sent: Friday, November 14, 2008 11:18 PM
Subject: [ultralightdx] Harvatska Radio

Greetings,

A very productive 24 hrs this has been here. Logged 8 new stations
counting the one below. All were heard on an Eton E-100 slider.

Thanks to the tips from Mark Connelly and Richard Allen, I was able
to log Zagreb this evening on 1134 khz. I first heard them fading in
around 0100 UTC. Their signal increased until it was above threshold
lvl at 0104. Reception was best from 0104 up til apx. 0200. After
0200, the signal decreased enough to allow major splatter from
domestic stations on 1130.

Later this evening from 0545 til almost 0600, I had a little audio on
774 khz, posssibly Spain. Just not enough signal strength to work
with it at all. Totally gone by 0600 UTC. I noted lots of hets this
evening, but no audio on any of them except for Zagreb. Country #7
here and 1st TA as well. Okay, Richard, track down another TA or TP
and I'll sure try to bring up the rear, ha ha.

Hope you all have a great weekend.
73,

Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK


Ooops

Kirk Allen <kirk74601@...>
 

Sorry guys, I must be tired, yawn. Make that Hrvatska Radio!

Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK


Harvatska Radio

Kirk Allen <kirk74601@...>
 

Greetings,

A very productive 24 hrs this has been here. Logged 8 new stations
counting the one below. All were heard on an Eton E-100 slider.

Thanks to the tips from Mark Connelly and Richard Allen, I was able
to log Zagreb this evening on 1134 khz. I first heard them fading in
around 0100 UTC. Their signal increased until it was above threshold
lvl at 0104. Reception was best from 0104 up til apx. 0200. After
0200, the signal decreased enough to allow major splatter from
domestic stations on 1130.

Later this evening from 0545 til almost 0600, I had a little audio on
774 khz, posssibly Spain. Just not enough signal strength to work
with it at all. Totally gone by 0600 UTC. I noted lots of hets this
evening, but no audio on any of them except for Zagreb. Country #7
here and 1st TA as well. Okay, Richard, track down another TA or TP
and I'll sure try to bring up the rear, ha ha.

Hope you all have a great weekend.
73,

Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK


New e100 Article Uploaded

John H. Bryant <bjohnorcas@...>
 

I've just uploaded a two-page article "The Slider e100 as a Varicoupler" to the Ultralight Files area of DXer.ca  The article is a companion to Gary DeBock's EXCELLENT article analyzing Four Variants of the e100 as a DXing tool. My short article describes connecting the ferrite bar of the Slider e100 to outside antennas and using the properties of the Slider to create a very narrow RF window through which to seek weak signals with the e100. This article is of special interest to people operating the e100 in an urban environment.

I was very pleased with my strategy of connecting my exterior antennas directly to the stock loopstick of the e100 (as detailed in other articles) as long as I was DXing from my rural location in northern Oklahoma or at the really isolated Grayland beaches.  However, when I got to our summer cottage just south of Vancouver, BC, the e100 overloaded so badly in the RF cesspool here that it was literally unusable. However, about three weeks ago, comments by Steve Ratzlaff and Gary DeBock about using the Slider e100 as a "preselector" to cut down overloading finally sunk in....  I hooked my Slider e100 to my big antennas at the cottage and the difference was literally night and day. Instead of having a totally unusable mish-mash of babble, I had a DXable band... right in the heart of RF Vancouver.  In seven days, I logged almost 50 Trans-Pacific stations using the Slider as a Varicoupler to hook the e100 to my Wellbrook Phased Array and my 70' x 100' Conti Super Loops.  My article outlines that use of the Slider e100.

Gary's great article and my little two pager pretty well detail everything we have developed up here on the e100.... so far. There may still be a bit more to come.
Gary's article already has 40 hits in the first 24 hours... If you haven't downloaded it for your files already, its highly recommended.

John B.
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 country heard

Allen Willie
 

 
 
Hi Guys,
 
Good conditions again tonight have yielded yet another new country for me as follows:
 
918 khz - SLOVENIA - R. Slovenija, Donzale,Slovenia   11/14/08  22:20 UTC  w/ Slovenian commentary then into Slovenian folk songs by group and male singer then ino news items by man   SRF-39FP barefoot
 
  Country # 68 and station # 403 overall on ULR
 
 
Good DX to All
 
Allen Willie
St. John's, Newfoundland


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ULTRALIGHT Sunset Skip....3 NEW ONES...NEW STATE # 36!!! NEW HAMPSHIRE

robert ross
 

Hi Guys:

Real nice conditions tonight for Sunset Skip. Lots of Oddball stuff
heard, coming up out of nowhere!! 3 NEW Stations for the ULR LOG.....which
are also NEW to the OVERALL LOG!!

Also logged STATE # 36 on Ultralight with 1320 WDER Derry, NH.

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

ULTRALIGHT Log Totals are now..................................540 Stations
Heard
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1320 WGET Gettysburg, PA. Nov/14/08 1608 EST EE FAIR
Winona Judd Song "No One Else on Earth". ID by Male DJ as "Today's Hits and
Yesterday's Favourites WGET". Into More Pop/Rovk Music.

NEW STATION NEW ULR # 538 1KW/500 Watts Nights
ROSS, ONT.
*****************************************************************************************************
1320 WDER Derry, NH Nov/14/08 1615 EST EE GOOD
Relig Message..Read "Psalms ??". @ 1615 EST. ID as "Life Changing Radio
AM-1320 WDER". Relig Pgm. "Janet ??? ...and America" Talk Show @ 1617-20
Fade Out.

NEW STN NEW ULR # 539 NEW ULR STATE # 36 10/1 KW
ROSS, ONT.
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1370 WGOH Grayson, KY. Nov/14/08 1640 EST EE FAIR
Male with Country Song 1640-43 EST. ID by Male DJ as..."AM 1370 WGOH".
Into Country Song by Female "I didn't promise you a Rose Garden".

NEW STATION NEW ULR # 540 5 KW/21 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!!

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MW/SW brasilian radio stations update - Version 20081110.02

Marcelo Bedene <marcelo@...>
 

 
 
 
Help us sending your informations to:  marcelo@...

73
 
MARCELO VILELA BEDENE
DX CLUBE DO PARANÁ
 


Overnight loggings

bbwrwy
 

Last night conditions were excellent for long distance medium wave
signal propagation. I should have been DXing on my G313e or R75
communication receivers, but was listening on a E100 instead.

I heard the following new stations:
1520 KSIB Creston IA 2231 UTC under KOKC with country music.
1130 CKWX Vancouver BC CAN 0439 UTC with news and spots for Vancouver
Job Shop. 400th station logged and first from BC. (Thanks to
Kirk Allen for saying he'd heard CKWX the night before.)
774 RNE Spain 0522 UTC with woman speaking in Spanish. TA #2 &
country #9.
1030 KWTO Casper WY 0631 UTC country music with ads for businesses in
Wyoming.

Also had a strong het on NE/SW bearing on 1521 kHz at 0144-0152. It
was first noted at 2253 UTC, and was gone by 0310 UTC. I'm sure it's
BSKSA, Duba, and some night I'll hear audio in a KOKC fade.

Heard Hrvatska (Croatia) Radio on 1134 kHZ with a good signal breaking
through the IBOC (HD) noise. It was 100% readable at 2020 UTC.

Did not hear JOUB or JOIB like earlier in the week, although I had a
het on 774 kHz at 1233-1242. There was a het on 972 kHz from 1252
until it faded away at 1303.

All heard on a barefoot, factory aligned Etón E100.

I hope everyone had a good night of DX. Best wishes for a great
weekend.

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


Re: Heard first TA on URL

bbwrwy
 

It is Hrvatska Radio, located at Zadar, Croatia. Hrvatska means
Croatia; one of the independent states of the former Yugoslavia. The
transmitter is located near 44°06'N, 15°15'E.

Here in north central Oklahoma the signal seems to be best between
0130 and 0300 UTC. Last night it was penetrating through KMOX's HD
(IBOC) signal with a good strength as heard on an E100. Not bad for a
distance of approximately 8791 km. / 5462 miles.

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


Re: Grundig G3??????

dypete
 

Ok.....
I did see it somewhere...
Thanks Gary!
Pete
KB2DY
 
Pete Giacopelli
"Carpe Diem"
"Seize the day"
"It's OK to think about what you want(ed) to do but it's time to do what you were meant to do."
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards" - Søren Kierkegaard
"Nature does nothing uselessly" Aristotle
"Improvise, Adapt, Overcome" movie " Heartbreak Ridge"
"Remember, Progress not perfection!"
 
In a message dated 11/13/2008 10:52:30 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, gkinsman@... writes:

Hi Pete,

There is an ad showing the Grundig G3 Voyager in the 2009 Passport
to World Band Radio. This has been discussed in the Yahoo! EtonE5
group recently. There is a photo of it in the Files section of that
group. Apparently it's about the size of an E5, and it has a sync
detector, but it's not available yet.

Regards,
Gary

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, dypete@... wrote:
>
> Hello all....
>
> I may be mistaken and I apologize if I am wrong.
>
> I recollect reading something about a new addition to the Grundig
> line, the "G3"
>
> I do not have the e-mail or site where I read it.
>
> Is this correct?
>
> Thank you!
>
> Pete
> KB2DY
>
> Pete Giacopelli





Re: questions about the Grundig G5

Gary Kinsman
 

Hi Carl,

The Eton E5/Grundig G5 can tune SSB, but it has no USB/LSB switch.
They usually go for about $150, which I believe is the list price.

You might also want to read this message about the Sony 7600GR,
which does have a USB/LSB switch:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ultralightdx/message/609

Regards,
Gary

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

Does the Grundig G5 have true SSB? If so, would it make a good
spotter radio for finding TA possibilities for an ultralight? I
saw one in a Radio Shack store today. But i think i might be able
to
find a better price on it if someone can recommend it as a spotter
radio.
Carl DeWhitt
Walland,Tn.


Re: Grundig G3??????

Gary Kinsman
 

Hi Pete,

There is an ad showing the Grundig G3 Voyager in the 2009 Passport
to World Band Radio. This has been discussed in the Yahoo! EtonE5
group recently. There is a photo of it in the Files section of that
group. Apparently it's about the size of an E5, and it has a sync
detector, but it's not available yet.

Regards,
Gary

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

Hello all....

I may be mistaken and I apologize if I am wrong.

I recollect reading something about a new addition to the Grundig
line, the "G3"

I do not have the e-mail or site where I read it.

Is this correct?

Thank you!

Pete
KB2DY

Pete Giacopelli


Croatia Radio 1134 rolling in at 0220 UTC

bbwrwy
 

It's 0225 UTC and if any of you in the central USA see this, tune to
1134 kHZ, Coatia is rolling in with a good signal. It punching
through the IBOC noise in north central Oklahoma.

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


questions about the Grundig G5

Carl DeWhitt
 

Does the Grundig G5 have true SSB ?If so, would it make a good spotter
radio for finding TA possibilities for an ultralight ? .I saw one in a
Radio Shack store today .But i think i might be able to find a better
price on it if someone can recommend it as a spotter radio.
Carl DeWhitt
Walland,Tn.


Re: last nights logs

bbwrwy
 

Allen:

I hope you are feeling much better now. Congratulations on reaching
the 400 overall / 200 transatlantic stations heard mark. I often
think about what it would be like to sit on the Newfoundland shore
listening to signals from far off stations.

Take care.

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


Re: G6 @ TERK Advantage

Dennis Gibson <wb6tnb@...>
 

Part of the reason I like the Terk is because you can put dinky (oops,
I meant ultralight) radios inside.

73

--- In ultralightdx@..., Richard Berler <lrdheat@...> wrote:

Even though not an ultralight, I am impressed at the tiny G6 with a
TERK Advantage loop. Not only does the G6 - TERK combo result in
noticeably better (not night and day, but useful) sensitivity than a
SANGEAN PR-D5 or SONY ICF-S5W barefoot, but the selectivity is
outstanding! I can get very good results 10 KHz away from locals that
the PR-D5 has difficulty with. I was expecting that the TERK would
make weak stations 10 KHz away from a local more difficult to hear,
but my experience is quite the opposite!  Although the SONY ICF-S5W is
good selectivitywise in an urban setting, the G6 - TERK combo is even
better.
 
Although daytime listening benefits to a degree that is exceptional
vs barefoot, the nighttime improvement is also useful.
 
The G6 seems to work well with the TERK inside the loop, or next to
the outside of the loop with the radio perpendicular to the plane of
the loop.
 
Heatwave


Oldies 860 unid

Carl DeWhitt
 

Last night i had a station on 860 i.d.ing as Oldies 860.It was followed
by a call sign which sounded like WDGS .But i could not come up with
anything matching that in the FCC database.I heard it here in east
Tennessee after 10 P.M. and before 11 P.M. Eastern time with poor
signal.I know the call started with a W but not sure about the other
letters except that it was a four letter call.Any ideas ?


Re: Heard first TA on URL

Carl DeWhitt
 

--- What country is on 1134 that you logged in this logging ?I do not
have my WRTH handy.It might be in storage while we are waiting to get
into our new home.If you heard it there,i should be able to hear it
here in Tennessee on my E-100.
Carl DeWhitt
Walland,Tn.

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

Mark:

First I want to thank you all the help you've provided.

Until last evening I would never have thought I could anything
though
the KMOX HD noise. But I tuned to 1134 at 0202 UTC and there was a
man speaking in an eastern European language. You can't image my
surprise. I immediately switched on the recorder. The signal was
heard fading in and out of the IBOC hiss until I finally quit
listening at 0312. It was all heard on a barefoot, factory aligned
Etón E100. It seems to handle the sideband trash better than the
more
sensitive SRF-T615.

Around sunset until about 0130 UTC, I continue to hear a het on
1521.
You can't imagine how much I've learned about University of
Oklahoma
sports from KOKC 1520 hoping to hear some audio.

I did tune to 1575 last evening but old time pest XERF was too
strong.
I had a possibility on 774 kHZ but my eyelids crashed.

Because the E100 was tuned to 774 I heard JOUB right after I awoke
this morning with possibly the best signal ever. It was 100% copy
at
1151 until 1152:30 UTC when it faded away. There was no QRM from
WBBM
and local KSPI was off. At 1157 I heard a woman talking in
Japanese
on 747 kHz briefly. Then it seemed like someone pulled the curtain
shut around 1200 for nothing was heard afterward. The het on 972
kHz
I've been monitoring the last few mornings wasn't audible.
Although
conditions appeared to have deteriorated, I could still hear CBW
990
and CJGX 940 without any trouble.

Again thanks Mark and John. John I'm planning for a new house, so
maybe I'll need the "wallpaper"! Guys if I can hear them, you can.

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

--- In ultralightdx@..., "MarkWA1ION" <MarkWA1ION@>
wrote:

Congratulations Richard on the TA from Oklahoma. I think you
will
bag
some more especially Canaries-621, Spain-585/684/774, France-
1206/1377/1557, Algeria-891, Saudi-1521, and maybe some others.

UAE on 1575 has been getting heard all over the place including
the
West Coast. Might be worth a try.

Mark Connelly WA1ION


ULTRALIGHT Sunset Skip ......1 NEW STN tonight.......

robert ross
 

Hi Guys:

Slim pickens tonight at Sunset. Lots of decent stuff heard.....but only
1 NEW STATION...which is also NEW for the OVERALL LOG.

Radio used tonight was.............SONY SRF-T615 BAREFOOT
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

ULTRALIGHT LOG TOTALS are now.................537 Stations Heard.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


**********************************************************************************************
1320 WGOC Kingsport (Gray) , TENN. Nov/13/08 1633 EST EE FAIR
Mixing with CJMR Mississauga.......Male DJ heard in the Mix with ID as
"AM 1320 WGOC". Male DJ Spoke for a minute then into Country Music.

NEW STATION NEW ULR # 537 5 KW/500 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)
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E100 Four Variant Shootout Article

Gary DeBock
 

Hello Guys,
 
     Most of you have probably heard about superb new performance modifications for the Eton E100 Ultralight radio, including an innovative Slider loopstick, and a razor-sharp Murata CFJ455K5 IF filter.  But in these days of financial stress, many DXers are wondering whether these improvements are really cost-effective, and what kind of actual DX performance boost they can expect.
 
     To answer all these questions and more, the ultimate E100 competitive performance article has just been uploaded to DXer.Ca.  A stock E100, a Murata filter model, a Slider loopstick model, and a fully modified E100 "shoot it out" in both daytime DXing, and also in transoceanic DXing at the isolated ocean beach of Grayland, WA.  Full details are given on the cost-effectiveness of each modification, as well as interesting background information on the development of what may become a legendary loopstick, and the selection of the perfect IF filter. Enjoy!
 
     73, Gary DeBock