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Yesterday's ULTRALIGHT Sunset Skip Loggings...2 NEW ONES...1 UNID????

robert ross
 

Hi Guys:

Good conditions to the southeast again last night at SUNSET. Lots of
Good stuff from VA/W.VA/MARYLAND area. 2 NEW ONES for the ULR Log and 1
UNID Playing CHRISTMAS MUSIC!!!! Anyone know who the Station is playing
CHRISTMAS MUSIC on 1480 Khz??

Radio Used is..................SONY SRF-T615 with 2 1/2 Foot Home Brew
Tuneable Box Loop.
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ULR LOG TOTALS are now.....................536 Stations Heard
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73...ROB.

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1480 UNID Nov/12/08 1548-1551 EST EE FAIR
Playing Christmas Music!! "Up on the Rooftop". No Talk heard before
Fade Out.
BEAMING E/W...Maybe Michigan/New York????

UNID...ANY HELP???
ROSS, ONT.
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1600 WZZW Milton, W.VA. 1520 EST EE GD
Traffic Report @ 1520 EST. Mentions of US 52. ID as "News Talk Sports
WVHU 800". AD with Local Mentions. Another WVHU 800 ID.
In Parallel to WVHU 800 Khz.

RELOG NEW CALLS.......But NEW to ULR # 535 5 KW/26 Watts N
ROSS, ONT.
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1110 WYRM Norfolk, VA. 1615 EST EE GD
Religious Talk Show Over @ 1615 EST. PGM was "Eagle Life Ministries"
Phone # was 702-845-2047. Dr. Sam Walston?? in Henderson, Nevada.
ID as "1110 WYRM Presents Eagle Life Ministries".
Another "WYRM" ID and into Religious Station promo.

RELOG NEW CALLS.......But NEW to ULR # 536 50 KW Days
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!!

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Re: Heard first TA on URL

MarkWA1ION
 

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

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

Thank for the tip John. I logged Croatia 1134 kHz a few minutes ago
at 0202 UTC on a barefoot, stock E100. The signal is good strength
at
times. Sadly, here there is severe IBOC QRM I assume from KMOX 1120.

Had a strong heterodyne on 1521 kHz at 0017-0055 UTC.

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


Re: Not sure about 1134

MarkWA1ION
 

For me sunset at the receiver works much better than sunrise at the
transmitter.

The less domestic station area to the west of you that's in dark, the
less interference you get. This is particularly important
for "barefoot" ultralight use when you don't have the advantage of a
null in the opposite direction of desired DX (as you would have on a
cardioid-pattern terminated Flag, Kaz, Beverage, or phased array of
verticals or loops).

When I went to Texas in the '80s on business trips, I was able to get
Saudi Arabia 1521 best of all TA's. This was with a Sony ICF-2010 in
my room at the Residence Inn on Montana Ave. next to the El Paso
Airport. KOMA (as 1520 was then) was rough but could be nulled some
to reveal the Saudi. The fact that the '2010 had been upgraded with
a better narrow filter helped. I also noted Morocco on 1044, Algeria
on 891, Portugal on 1035, and a couple from Spain. Northern Europe
didn't figure in much: even the big blasters of those days (now
defunct Norway - 1314 and Germany - 1593, as well as still-active UK -
1215) did not make a showing. Conditions were definitely slanted to
the Mediterranean area.

I don't think Croatia was running as much power back then.

More recent trips to Florida and South Carolina still show Saudi 1521
as the big blaster overall, with Canaries - 621 and Spain - 585 & 684
good on the low end.

Of course few locations in the US can compare with the coastline from
Cape Hatteras northward to Cape Cod and then up into Maine for
overall quantity and quality of TA DX. Just like Grayland for the
TP's.

I recently posted a log report for two recent after-work mini-
DXpeditions to Granite Pier in Rockport, MA. The first outing (UTC:
8-9 OCT) included use of the Eton E100, both barefoot and external-
loop-assisted. Most DX was with the SDR-IQ with "post-game analysis"
(listening to the stored RF chunks after the fact).

Full details are
at "http://home.comcast.net/~markwa1ion/granite_pier_2008.htm". The
page has a link to some audio clips as well.

Mark Connelly, WA1ION - Billerica, MA, USA

<<
FABULOUS, KIRK.... Bravo... Excellent and Yahoo!!!

Now you guys gotta get a TA from Okie Land.... 1134 Zadar has been my
easiest on other equipment... It tends to peak at ground sunrise at
the transmitter, tho' sometimes earlier.

Great going, Buddy!

John B.
<<
John:

I listened to 1134 kHz this morning after midnight and all I could
hear was IBOC hiss, probably from KMOX. It seems to be the same story
on 1116, 1206 and 1215 kHz. I've tried to hear something on all of
them overnight.

In the good old days I often heard RNE on 774 and BBC on 1215.
Another was Dakar on 764, but I don't think they're still around.

I often hear a healthy het on 1521 in the early evening, but KOKC 1520
is just too powerful. However last night I was hearing a high school
game under the playback of Bob Stopes' weekly news conference. I just
couldn't piece together enough to figure out the station.

I feel there's a good chance of hearing the Canary Island on 621, with
KMKI and CKRM nulled.

My biggest problem in the evening is drooping eyelids.

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


Re: Heard first TA on URL

Kirk Allen <kirk74601@...>
 

Greetings,

WAY TO GO RICHARD! What a neat breakthrough, especially for an okie!
Now I think everyone will see why I don't mind riding the coat-tails of
my semi-local neighbor to the south. I'm speechless here.

Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK

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

Thank for the tip John. I logged Croatia 1134 kHz a few minutes ago
at 0202 UTC on a barefoot, stock E100. The signal is good strength
at
times. Sadly, here there is severe IBOC QRM I assume from KMOX 1120.

Had a strong heterodyne on 1521 kHz at 0017-0055 UTC.

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


Error in Fall Follies Final Tally Sheet

John H. Bryant <bjohnorcas@...>
 

I owe a real apology (already delivered) to Dave Hascall of Indianapolis.  He submitted an excellent entry in the Fall Follies well before the deadline and somehow, I managed to lose it!  So, his score was never tallied; he did not receive a certificate (now rectified) and his entry was not shown on the Final Tally Sheet (soon to be corrected.)  NUTS!!!  I'm the one that dropped the ball, for sure.

His 77 stations, garnered in only 90 minutes of listening, was the second highest score in the Total Stations Heard Barefoot Category.

Here are his best five loggings that will be published with the others in an amended Final Report.

730   XEX     Mexico City, MX -     0320  UTC   10/31/2008  Only notable because of the distance, 1700 miles or so
870   CMDT Sancti Spiritus, CU - 0309 UTC   10/31/2008  I only "log" US/Canadian MW stations but don't recall hearing this one
before!
940   WCPC Houston, MS -          0303 UTC    10/31/2008         Have not heard in a while but that may be since I don't get to DX at Sunset much
1220    WLPO     La Salle, IL -         0050 UTC   10/31/2008    NEW to the main log!!!
550     WIGN     Bristol, TN -         0038  UTC    10/31/2008   NEW to the main log!!!

Dave, next time listen for four hours and I PROMISE not to lose the entry!

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


Re: G6 @ TERK Advantage

texnote
 

How about the Sony ICF-S5W with the Terk loop?

Paul

--- 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


G6 @ TERK Advantage

lrdheat
 

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


Re: Heard first TA on URL

John H. Bryant <bjohnorcas@...>
 

Great going, Richard!!!

You gotta get some things submitted for Awards... You are going to be able to paper your living room walls!!!

Congratulation :>)

John B.












At 02:45 AM 11/13/2008 +0000, you wrote:

Thank for the tip John. I logged Croatia 1134 kHz a few minutes ago
at 0202 UTC on a barefoot, stock E100. The signal is good strength at
times. Sadly, here there is severe IBOC QRM I assume from KMOX 1120.

Had a strong heterodyne on 1521 kHz at 0017-0055 UTC.

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


Heard first TA on URL

bbwrwy
 

Thank for the tip John. I logged Croatia 1134 kHz a few minutes ago
at 0202 UTC on a barefoot, stock E100. The signal is good strength at
times. Sadly, here there is severe IBOC QRM I assume from KMOX 1120.

Had a strong heterodyne on 1521 kHz at 0017-0055 UTC.

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


GS Ultralight Loggings Nov. 12, 2008

Greg Shoom <shoomg@...>
 

Ultralight Loggings for Wed. Nov. 12, 2008. All stations logged on a stock Sony SRF-59 from Toronto, ON. Dates and times in UTC.

One more station added to the ultralight log. Total ultralight count: 194.

980 CFPL ON London - 12-Nov-2008 2320 UTC - London traffic report. News item about Toronto Stock Exchange. ID as AM 980. (Poor).
--> This is one of those stations that proved to be surprisingly difficult to log, given its relative closeness to my location and its power (10 / 5 kW). It has taken almost two months to log it. Yet CFPL is an easy daytime catch in cities like Mississauga and Brampton, just to the west of Toronto. I'm in central Toronto and must be just outside the range of its groundwave coverage and in an area that the skywave signal must normally be skipping over.

Best,
Greg Shoom
VE3LXL


Re: Carl's Question

Kirk Allen <kirk74601@...>
 

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

Also congrats on Montana.I logged that one back in
Oklahoma.It would be quite a catch here.Which station and frequency
was it on ? When did you hear it ?
Carl DeWhitt
Walland,Tn.
Carl,
In answer to your question, the Montana station I logged was KGHL, 790,
from 1252-1305 UTC and thanks to Richard Allen for the tip on this one.

Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK


Re: Not sure about 1134

bbwrwy
 

John:

You're correct about the Croatian sunrise. It's between 0400 and 0500
UTC. That didn't "dawn" on me until after I'd sent the message. By
the time I listened only the western edge of the continent was in
still in darkness. I have to check it earlier tonight. I'm sure the
IBOC noise is from KMOX.

Thanks.

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


Re: Not sure about 1134

John H. Bryant <bjohnorcas@...>
 

Thanks, Richard...

I keep forgetting about that &%&%$ IBOC.... until I put my headphones on! BTW, isn't sunrise in Zadar about 10:30PM Central Time???

Hey, one of these days would you please turn in the details of your first TP reception to Rob Ross so that I can make you a Trans-Pacific DXer Award??? I'd say that those are pretty rare things in the interior of the continent, whether Unlimited or Barefoot!

I look forward to seeing you soon!!!

John B.


At 09:09 PM 11/12/2008 +0000, you wrote:

John:

I listened to 1134 kHz this morning after midnight and all I could
hear was IBOC hiss, probably from KMOX. It seems to be the same story
on 1116, 1206 and 1215 kHz. I've tried to hear something on all of
them overnight.

In the good old days I often heard RNE on 774 and BBC on 1215.
Another was Dakar on 764, but I don't think they're still around.

I often hear a healthy het on 1521 in the early evening, but KOKC 1520
is just too powerful. However last night I was hearing a high school
game under the playback of Bob Stopes' weekly news conference. I just
couldn't piece together enough to figure out the station.

I feel there's a good chance of hearing the Canary Island on 621, with
KMKI and CKRM nulled.

My biggest problem in the evening is drooping eyelids.

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


Not sure about 1134

bbwrwy
 

John:

I listened to 1134 kHz this morning after midnight and all I could
hear was IBOC hiss, probably from KMOX. It seems to be the same story
on 1116, 1206 and 1215 kHz. I've tried to hear something on all of
them overnight.

In the good old days I often heard RNE on 774 and BBC on 1215.
Another was Dakar on 764, but I don't think they're still around.

I often hear a healthy het on 1521 in the early evening, but KOKC 1520
is just too powerful. However last night I was hearing a high school
game under the playback of Bob Stopes' weekly news conference. I just
couldn't piece together enough to figure out the station.

I feel there's a good chance of hearing the Canary Island on 621, with
KMKI and CKRM nulled.

My biggest problem in the evening is drooping eyelids.

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


Re: My First TP's on ULR

bbwrwy
 

Kirk:

Congratulations on hearing JOUB and JOIB this morning.

Your next mission if you chose to accept it is to figure out what I'm
hearing on 972 kHz. I'd sure like it to be HLCA from the ROK.

Also, congratulations on finally hearing Montana. I know you wanted
that one. Now it's on to Idaho.

From a few clicks north of MP517 on the Avard Sub, good luck.

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


Re: My First TP's on ULR

John H. Bryant <bjohnorcas@...>
 

FABULOUS, KIRK.... Bravo... Excellent and Yahoo!!!

Now you guys gotta get a TA from Okie Land.... 1134 Zadar has been my easiest on other equipment... It tends to peak at ground sunrise at the transmitter, tho' sometimes earlier.

Great going, Buddy!

John B.




At 07:55 PM 11/12/2008 +0000, you wrote:

Hiya Guys,

I'm REALLY happy to report that at least a second ULR DX'er in
Oklahoma has logged Japan on MW. I had to borrow one of those
Chickasaw dances from John Bryant after hearing these two stations
this morning. I was using two different set-ups for these receptions.
The first was a slider Eton E-100, and also an E-100 with a Select-a-
Tenna.

774, JOUB, Akita, 1046-1125 UTC, 11/12. This station was clearly
audible at tune in with definite JP talk by a M ancr. Throughout the
course of this reception I could tell that if I understood Japanese,
I could have had at least a 90% understanding of what they were
saying during the peaks. The best peak was around 1115 UTC. A pattern
of talk and then 5 notes on what sounded like a piano was hrd, and
then right back to tlk. At the peak time, a W ancr spoke briefly then
into some really pretty instr mx featuring what sounded like a
woodwind instrument.

As a bonus this one snuck in:

747, JOIB, Sapporo, 1105-1110 UTC, 11/12. Vy difficult reception
because of splatter from WSB, Atlanta. Definite JP yak by maybe the
same M ancr as hrd on JOUB...not sure though. Very brief window on
this one, but I'm happy anyway! I checked some other TP splits, but
with no luck.

I'll be writing more on the comparison between the two ULR setups
before too long. As a brief addendum here, this morning I lucked into
2 other new stations and one new state (Montana). They only added to
the fervor of my dances, hi hi.

73's Gents,

Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK


Listening in Oklahoma overnight

bbwrwy
 

The last two days I've managed to add a new country and some stations
to my log. Times are UTC.

11/11/08 1313 KQAQ 970 Austin MN with ID and country mx (SRF-T615).
1317 KJLT 970 North Platte NE with local wx, Christian mx.
(SRF-T615).
1854 KWBW 1450 Hutchinson KS with local ads, ID and ABC nx at
1900 (SRF-T615). Thank you Kirk Allen for this one.
11/12/08 0151 PJB 800 Bonaire ATN with Spanish until 0159,Radio Trans
Mondial ID at 0200, followed by Christian program in
English and Spanish, with KQCV & XEROK QRM (SRF-T615).
0205 WMC 790 Memphis TN with classic country mx and "WMC 79"
ID, with R. Reloj QRM (SRF-T615).
1300 KBUL 970 Billings MT with Fox nx, followed by local
wx (E100).

Had a heterodyne most of last evening on 621 kHz through KMKI and CKRM
620. It was strongest at about 60 to 70 degrees. There was a trace
Spanish language audible at 0635-0641, but DF favored Mexico.

Also heard JOUB 774 Akita J 11/11/08 1018-1108 with man talking in
Japanese. Again on 11/12/08 0952-1012 with time signal and English
lesson at 1000. Both times received on a barefoot SRF-T615.

Heard JOIB 747 Sapporo J 11/12/08 briefly at 1021-1022 (barely
audible) and again at 1027-1028 with woman speaking in Japanese.
Received on a barefoot, factory aligned Etón E100.

Around local sunrise on 11/1108 and 11/12/08, I've heard to a
noticeable heterodyne on 972 kHz, at time quite strong. DF puts the
signal at around 325°. I've listened on the SRF-T615 and E100 but
heard no audio. However, it let me log the three stations on 970 kHz
listed above.

I've also heard a het on 828 kHz, but WCCO 830 has been too strong to
hear more.

Conditions are very good at the moment, so tonight may be a good time
to DX.

Happy DXing everyone.

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


Re: My First TP's on ULR

Carl DeWhitt
 

--- Kirk:
Congrats on receiving the TPs from Japan on the E-100s.I will have to
look into getting a slider E-100.Of course over here,TAs might be
what i might hear.Also congrats on Montana.I logged that one back in
Oklahoma.It would be quite a catch here.Which station and frequency
was it on ? When did you hear it ?
Carl DeWhitt
Walland,Tn.

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

Hiya Guys,

I'm REALLY happy to report that at least a second ULR DX'er in
Oklahoma has logged Japan on MW. I had to borrow one of those
Chickasaw dances from John Bryant after hearing these two stations
this morning. I was using two different set-ups for these
receptions.
The first was a slider Eton E-100, and also an E-100 with a Select-
a-
Tenna.

774, JOUB, Akita, 1046-1125 UTC, 11/12. This station was clearly
audible at tune in with definite JP talk by a M ancr. Throughout
the
course of this reception I could tell that if I understood
Japanese,
I could have had at least a 90% understanding of what they were
saying during the peaks. The best peak was around 1115 UTC. A
pattern
of talk and then 5 notes on what sounded like a piano was hrd, and
then right back to tlk. At the peak time, a W ancr spoke briefly
then
into some really pretty instr mx featuring what sounded like a
woodwind instrument.

As a bonus this one snuck in:

747, JOIB, Sapporo, 1105-1110 UTC, 11/12. Vy difficult reception
because of splatter from WSB, Atlanta. Definite JP yak by maybe the
same M ancr as hrd on JOUB...not sure though. Very brief window on
this one, but I'm happy anyway! I checked some other TP splits, but
with no luck.

I'll be writing more on the comparison between the two ULR setups
before too long. As a brief addendum here, this morning I lucked
into
2 other new stations and one new state (Montana). They only added
to
the fervor of my dances, hi hi.

73's Gents,

Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK


My First TP's on ULR

Kirk Allen <kirk74601@...>
 

Hiya Guys,

I'm REALLY happy to report that at least a second ULR DX'er in
Oklahoma has logged Japan on MW. I had to borrow one of those
Chickasaw dances from John Bryant after hearing these two stations
this morning. I was using two different set-ups for these receptions.
The first was a slider Eton E-100, and also an E-100 with a Select-a-
Tenna.

774, JOUB, Akita, 1046-1125 UTC, 11/12. This station was clearly
audible at tune in with definite JP talk by a M ancr. Throughout the
course of this reception I could tell that if I understood Japanese,
I could have had at least a 90% understanding of what they were
saying during the peaks. The best peak was around 1115 UTC. A pattern
of talk and then 5 notes on what sounded like a piano was hrd, and
then right back to tlk. At the peak time, a W ancr spoke briefly then
into some really pretty instr mx featuring what sounded like a
woodwind instrument.

As a bonus this one snuck in:

747, JOIB, Sapporo, 1105-1110 UTC, 11/12. Vy difficult reception
because of splatter from WSB, Atlanta. Definite JP yak by maybe the
same M ancr as hrd on JOUB...not sure though. Very brief window on
this one, but I'm happy anyway! I checked some other TP splits, but
with no luck.

I'll be writing more on the comparison between the two ULR setups
before too long. As a brief addendum here, this morning I lucked into
2 other new stations and one new state (Montana). They only added to
the fervor of my dances, hi hi.

73's Gents,

Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK


Re: My First TP's on ULR

Gary DeBock
 

Hello Kirk,
 
     Congratulations on your fantastic loggings of JOUB-774 and JOIB-747 from Oklahoma!  The TP chasing group salutes you, and welcomes you to the Ultralight TP club  :>)
 
     When we designed and created the Slider E100 in the spring, we knew that it would become a supreme DXing advantage for anyone willing to construct it.  John and I are still amazed at how this simple loopstick can outperform all the competition.
 
     73,  Gary DeBock