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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




One New One Last Night

John Cereghin <jcereghin@...>
 

Got WEAV-960 from Plattsburgh, New York on November 11 at 1705
Eastern, with Mike O'Mera show, Fox News and "The Zone" slogan, plus
announcements for the Champlain Valley. Big signal on the E100. No
sign of WFIR from Roanoke, which usually dominates here. UL station #406.

John Cereghin
Smyrna DE


Re: correction of my previous post

Paul Logan
 

Hi Tim

Santa Clara, Cuba  570 is CMDC according to WRTH

Paul Logan,
Lisnaskea, N. Ireland

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correction of my previous post

Tim Davisson
 

Opps! The letter R in morse code is "dit-DAW-dit"....not K as I
accidentally claimed in my previous post....sorry about that.

And, I'm obviously looking for a website listing Cuban AMs with call
letters.

Pweh...pass the hot coffee...yawn, yawn.

73's,

Tim, KD8GZ

P.S.: Congrats to Colin N. on his ham license!





-- In ultralightdx@..., "Tim Davisson" <kd8gz@...> wrote:

Anybody know of the URL of Cuban AMs with call letters & cities?

I love R. Reloj's morse code/CW sending of "R R" (daw-dit-daw, daw-
dit-
daw).

Thanks. 73's,

Tim, KD8GZ, Ohio


what are call letters of Cuba on 570 in Santa Clara?

Tim Davisson
 

Anybody know of the URL of Cuban AMs with call letters & cities?

I love R. Reloj's morse code/CW sending of "R R" (daw-dit-daw, daw-dit-
daw).

Thanks. 73's,

Tim, KD8GZ, Ohio


Ultralight DX from Today....3 New ones for ULR Log.......

robert ross
 

Hi Guys:

3 New Ones for the ULR Log today...2 at SUNSET and 1 from the early
morning hours. My Local on 980 Khz was off the air last night (CFPL London)....but they left their carrier on!! I bagged one new under the
carrier..but could have done a lot better if they would have turned
EVERYTHING OFF!!

Radio used for these loggings was...........SONY SRF-T615 (With 2 1/2 Foot
Tuneable HomeBrew Box Loop)
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

ULR LOG Totals are now .........534 Stations Heard
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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

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980 WONE Dayton, OHIO Nov/11/08 0158 EST EE FR
Sports talk. "Fox National Sports Report" @ 0200. Into Sports News.

RELOG......But NEW to ULR # 532 5 KW
(Local CFPL London off air..Carrier Only)
ROSS, ONT.
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580 CFRA Ottawa, ONT. Nov/11/08 1636 EST EE GD
CFRA ID @ 1636 EST. Traffic Report...Mentioned Bay and Carling Streets.
CFRA Weather...Mentions of Ottawa and Freezing Rain 3 Degrees Celcius.
ID as "News talk 580 CFRA". Under CKWW Kitchener, Ont.

RELOG......But NEW to UL:R # 533 50/10 KW
ROSS, ONT.
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640 WWJZ Mount Holly, NJ Nov/11/08 1640 EST EE GD
Spot for Kid's Shows and Disney Movies. Mentioned the New Jersey Turnpike &
Sovereign Bank Arena for a Children's Event. ID as "640 AM Radio Disney".
Radio Disney Promos. Into Music.

RELOG.....But NEW to ULR # 534 50 KW/950 Watts Nights
ROSS, ONT.
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73..........ROB.


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

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First Session with the Slider E-100

Kirk Allen <kirk74601@...>
 

First of all, CONGRATS to my neighbor to the south, Richard Allen,
for his second ULR TP station!!

Last night I was able to sit down with the Slider E-100 for my first
serious attempt at using it for some ULR DX. I'm not used to it yet,
but it shows a lot of promise, ha ha. I did log 3 new stations for
the ULR log as follows:

610, WTVN, Columbus, OH, 0432+, 11/11, very poor under hvy QRM from
KCSP, Kansas City plus a few others. Very luckily hrd an ID sneak
through the mess at 0440. I can't even tell you what their pgm'g
consisted of, but I think it was all talk, much like all the other
stations I was hearing on this freq at the time. Hvy QRM from KCSP,
KS City.

1540, KGBC, Galveston, TX, listened on and off from 0540-0810 UTC,
11/11, many stations up and down here, several w/ SP pgm'g. One I
think was an XE, one was KZMP, University Park, TX w/ SP pgms, so
this one was a trick to pull out of all the SP lang pgm'g. KGBC also
was carrying pgm'g in SP w/ some rel songs in SP and ranchera mx
thrown in too. Finally an EG/SP ID clearly copied at 0800 after
numerous attempts. Topaz has this one listed as Silent, but that's
definitely not the case. They also have their night power listed as
250 watts.

1550, XENU, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, 0850-1005, 11/11, featured
ranchera mx all sounding pretty much like the same song. Finally a
copiable ID hrd at 1000 UTC. Fair at best. Geesh, this was my night
to camp out on a few freqs. At least I could get IDs on a few of
them.

Cheers,
Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK


Re: Problem Child Frequencies

Allen Willie
 

 
Hi Everyone,
 
The frequencies that play havoc with me here are 590,640,800,930,960,1210,1390,1400,1600 all being locals or second harmonics of these
 
Some evnings if the transatlantic splits around these are strong enough , they seem to pull through. I have logged other stations on these frequencies if they happen to go off air for a bit but for the most part , not many have been logged on these frequencies.
 
The bonus I have this far out in the Atlantic is that the big powerhouses from the mainland aren't bothersome or rolling over top like my locals do.I don't usually hear many US stations until about 10:00 PM local time or after as it tends to be mostly transatlantic signals from sunset or earlier occupying the band until then sounding like locals
 
Graveyard frequencies are OK at times but are occupied mostly with  Newfoundland relay stations of the locals for other regional communities.
 
 
Good DX
 
Allen Willie
St. John's, Newfoundland


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Re: Problem Child Frequencies

Dennis Gibson <wb6tnb@...>
 

I have problem child frequencies all right. A little over one mile
from here I have three stations using the same tower, which is quite
rare. Fortunately none is more than 1 KW and all are non-directional.
Those frequencies are 1290, 1340 and 1490. The tower is owned by
KIST-1490, known from 1926 until 1990 as KDB (and from 1997 until
October 28, 2008 as KBKO). I have a fairly strong regional on 1450
(KVEN) that I can null a little bit and a not quite as local but still
local on 1250 (KZER) that I can kinda sorta but not exactly null so
that takes care of 1240. So what do I have for graveyard frequencies?
1230 and 1400. However at night the closest station on 1400 (KKZZ;
about 30 miles away) ever so slightly hovers above the jumble. So I
have one out of six graveyarders; 1230.

The only good thing about this is that it's interesting to see how
well my radios handle those three extremely close stations. They're a
pretty good test of dynamic range, selectivity, and nullability (is
that a word?; if it wasn't it is now). The worst is a Superadio III I
bought about five years ago.

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

Hi Everyone,

I'm sure most of us have our own "problem children" as far as
specific MW frequencies go. You know, those stubborn channels that
just don't want to give up many loggings at all due to any number of
factors. Lcl splatter, overcrowded freqs, noise from cable TV boxes
and computers, et al. One of the worse ones for me is 1580 khz. We
have a semi-local that bdcsts on 1580 from Blackwell, OK, apx. 20
miles west of here. Tonight KOKB was off the air as well as last
night. I've tried to log other stations on that freq for literally
hours and never had any luck until tonight. I managed to catch a
Radio Disney station that held in long enough to get a handle on who
it was:

1580, KMIK, Tempe, AZ, 0455-0515 UTC, 11/10, Radio Disney pgm'g.
Quick ID 0500 and back to Disney. 50 kw, but you couldn't prove that
in the reception here. Poor.

One other new one here:

1350, KDZA, Pueblo, CO, 0809-0830+ UTC, 11/10, Playing my kind of mx-
oldies R&R from the 70's. Another reason I enjoyed listening to this
one was because they had their OWN lcl pgm'g, not another boring
generic network feed. 280 watts night pwr listed. Reception much
better than the 50 kw AZ station on 1580. Topaz has KDZA's format
listed as sports. Not the case at least during my reception. Fair.

Hope you all have a good week and can find some time to twist the
dials. 73,

Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK


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Tonight's ULTRALIGHT Sunset Skip DX.....2 NEW ONES!!

robert ross
 

Hi Guys:

Pretty good conditions to the SouthEast tonight at Sunset .....with lots
of seldom heard stuff coming in from Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.
Heard 2 New Stations for the ULR Log and One of those was NEW to the
OVERALL LOG as well.

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

ULR Log Totals are now................532 Stations Heard.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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

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1190 WVUS Grafton, W.VA. Nov/10/08 1552 EST EE GOOD
David Gates Song..."GoodBye Girl". Male DJ @ 1556 said..."From the Movie
Goodbye Girl". TimeLess Favourites.

NEW STATION NEW ULR #531 4.5 KW/22 Watts Nights
ROSS, ONT.
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820 WWFD Frederick, MD. Nov/10/08 1637 EST EE GOOD
Talk about the Upcoming Washington Capitals Game. ID by Male DJ as
"1500/820 AM Federal News Radio" @ 1638 EST. Male DJ with News items.

RELOG (NEW CALLS) but...... NEW ULR # 532 5/1KW
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
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Re: Classic Country on 1270

John Cereghin <jcereghin@...>
 


Re: Classic Country on 1270

Allen Willie
 

Re: On the way to work this morning, I had a station on 1270 at 0815 EST
with a partial ID that sounded like "WS_S in...North Carolina". No
one in North Carolina has a call close to that. Any ideas? I think
they were playing classic country music, although there was a
Christian station in the mix as well.

John Cereghin
Smyrna DE
 
 
Hi John,
 
Not sure if this is your station  in question  but maybe ? M's sounding like S's
 
1270  WMPM  Southfield, North Carolina
 
 
 
Regards
 
Allen Willie
St. John's, Newfoundland
 

 


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Current Firsts and Records

John H. Bryant <bjohnorcas@...>
 

I've completed updating the Master Firsts and Records List and have uploaded a PDF version to the Files area of dxer.ca. There have been a few new distance records established by Allen Willie and Paul Logan; Allen Willie continues to find MW countries that he has yet t log on his trusty M37V and has added Balearic Islands and the Czech Republic this time. Thankfully, Kirk Allen of Oklahoma also added a fine Unlimited Graveyard Channel record to the list, as well.

Someone made a comment sometime ago, kind of questioning the validity of these loggings as "world records." I think maybe who ever that was has missed the point. There may have been farther distances heard with small radios, somewhere, some time, by somebody. BUT, the ULTRALIGHT Records and Firsts list is the ONLY list in the world of its type and records the high-water marks of achievement of the Ultralight community. No more, no less..... so, these truly are "World" or "Western Hemisphere" records.

I don't think that very many of us look at these things as records of competitiveness, either. I'll wager that Allen Willie would acknowledge that without the support of this community, he would never have set off on his Trans-Atlantic odyssey... the same thing is certainly true where my name appears on that list.... it is truly a record of achievement BY THE ULTRALIGHT COMMUNITY.

Along those lines, we have had a number of 30-Day Ross Challenges and 300 or 400 stations heard achievements lately, with awards given, etc. I want to start formally celebrating those achievements by announcing the awards issued as they happen. I'll begin that effort and catch up on the 175 or so awards issued so far when I get back to Oklahoma in early December.

Lastly, our Western Hemisphere Records are really languishing.... with the Follies, the awards and all of the good general DXing that is happening, we just HAVE to have moved the distance records just a bit as a group... I hope that each of you will look carefully at the attached Current Records and look through your recent loggings. To submit a new record, all you have to do is send me an e-mail, titled so that I'll know its a record submittal... give me the distance (km/miles) and the particulars of the logging...... PLEASE!

As the Holiday Season approaches, I imagine that each of us will find a bit more time to DX.... good luck!!!

John B.


new state logged

Carl DeWhitt
 

I logged a new state here in Tennesse on the E-100 ultralight
barefoot.At 2139 EST on Nov.7,2008 i caught KOA 850 in Denver,Co.with
local talk and call in show and news radio 850 KOA i.d.Reception was
poor.This was my state # 28 here.It is also my fartherest log to the
west yet.
Carl DeWhitt
Walland,Tn


trans-atlantic log

Allen Willie
 

 
 
 
Hi Guys,
 
One more new trans-atlantic logged
 
540 khz - Kossuth Radio, Solt Hungary  11/10/08  4:40 UTC w/ hungarian talk by man , ID,  almost equal signal strength at times  to CBT in Newfoundland on same frequency
SRF-39FP barefoot           Trans-Atlantic # 199   Station # 399 on ULR
 
 
Good DX
 
Allen Willie
St. John's, Newfoundland


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Second TP heard in Oklahoma

bbwrwy
 

This morning I heard JOIB 774, Sapporo, using a SRF-T615 coupled with
a Quantum QX Loop V.2+. At 1107 UTC I heard a woman speaking in
Japanese. Signal faded under WSB 750 and KRMG 740 QRM at 1109. Then
I heard a man speaking in Japanese briefly at 1118 UTC.

It took a very light touch on the tuning and QX (Q-multiplier)
controls of the Quantum Loop to separate JOIB away from WSB and KRMG.
I tried to hear the station with the T615 barefoot, but only heard the
QRM.

Because near-by pest KSPI 780 was already on the air at 1100 UTC, I
didn't try to hear JOUB 774. KSPI had to be operating at full daytime
power.

Unbelievably, there are spring-like thunderstorms overhead now. The
weather seems to get stranger each day.

Good wishes for everyone for your best DX week ever.

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


Re: Problem Child Frequencies

John Cereghin <jcereghin@...>
 

Here in central Delaware, 1210 is my worst- blocked by
WPHT-Philadelphia, which is very difficult to null. 1220 is no
better- I only have two stations logged on 1220. 1090 is tough with
WBAL in Baltimore but I do have two other stations logged. 1080 is
also a dry frequency for me.

1550 is my best frequency, with 12 stations logged.

John Cereghin
Smyrna DE

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

Hi Everyone,

I'm sure most of us have our own "problem children" as far as
specific MW frequencies go. You know, those stubborn channels that
just don't want to give up many loggings at all due to any number of
factors. Lcl splatter, overcrowded freqs, noise from cable TV boxes
and computers, et al. One of the worse ones for me is 1580 khz. We
have a semi-local that bdcsts on 1580 from Blackwell, OK, apx. 20
miles west of here. Tonight KOKB was off the air as well as last
night. I've tried to log other stations on that freq for literally
hours and never had any luck until tonight. I managed to catch a
Radio Disney station that held in long enough to get a handle on who
it was:

1580, KMIK, Tempe, AZ, 0455-0515 UTC, 11/10, Radio Disney pgm'g.
Quick ID 0500 and back to Disney. 50 kw, but you couldn't prove that
in the reception here. Poor.

One other new one here:

1350, KDZA, Pueblo, CO, 0809-0830+ UTC, 11/10, Playing my kind of mx-
oldies R&R from the 70's. Another reason I enjoyed listening to this
one was because they had their OWN lcl pgm'g, not another boring
generic network feed. 280 watts night pwr listed. Reception much
better than the 50 kw AZ station on 1580. Topaz has KDZA's format
listed as sports. Not the case at least during my reception. Fair.

Hope you all have a good week and can find some time to twist the
dials. 73,

Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK


Problem Child Frequencies

Kirk Allen <kirk74601@...>
 

Hi Everyone,

I'm sure most of us have our own "problem children" as far as
specific MW frequencies go. You know, those stubborn channels that
just don't want to give up many loggings at all due to any number of
factors. Lcl splatter, overcrowded freqs, noise from cable TV boxes
and computers, et al. One of the worse ones for me is 1580 khz. We
have a semi-local that bdcsts on 1580 from Blackwell, OK, apx. 20
miles west of here. Tonight KOKB was off the air as well as last
night. I've tried to log other stations on that freq for literally
hours and never had any luck until tonight. I managed to catch a
Radio Disney station that held in long enough to get a handle on who
it was:

1580, KMIK, Tempe, AZ, 0455-0515 UTC, 11/10, Radio Disney pgm'g.
Quick ID 0500 and back to Disney. 50 kw, but you couldn't prove that
in the reception here. Poor.

One other new one here:

1350, KDZA, Pueblo, CO, 0809-0830+ UTC, 11/10, Playing my kind of mx-
oldies R&R from the 70's. Another reason I enjoyed listening to this
one was because they had their OWN lcl pgm'g, not another boring
generic network feed. 280 watts night pwr listed. Reception much
better than the 50 kw AZ station on 1580. Topaz has KDZA's format
listed as sports. Not the case at least during my reception. Fair.

Hope you all have a good week and can find some time to twist the
dials. 73,

Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK