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Re: I’ve heard about as far south as I can!...

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
 

And there’s my furthest west n Australia... 6AL Albany, WA with abc overnight show 

On Wed, Mar 24, 2021 at 6:10 AM Paul B. Walker, Jr. via groups.io <walkerbroadcasting=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
.. before I start taking a trip back towards myself! 

1355UTC 7ZR, 936khz Hobart, Tasmania with overnight call in show, ABC fanfare at top of  hour and news anchor saying “ABC”!! This is the furthest south of me ststion ive logged!


I’ve heard about as far south as I can!...

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
 

.. before I start taking a trip back towards myself! 

1355UTC 7ZR, 936khz Hobart, Tasmania with overnight call in show, ABC fanfare at top of  hour and news anchor saying “ABC”!! This is the furthest south of me ststion ive logged!


The curiosity bug has bitten me . . .

Jock Elliott
 

For the past several hours, I have been chasing down a DuckDuckGo search on "ultralight DXing."

It yielded a lot of interesting stuff, and early this AM, an article on "A new approach to FSL antenna construction" popped up. You can find it here: https://mydxer.blogspot.com/2017/01/a-new-approach-to-fsl-antenna.html

These FSL antennas fascinate me; they are so unusual looking.

So a question popped to mind: has anyone tried hooking an FSL antenna up to a communications receiver like a Drake R8 or an R75? (Call  it ultra-heavy DXing). And if so, how did it work?


Re: 1413 MDA Vesti FM with ID barefoot PL-360 received in Botswana

Peter 1956
 

Hello Gary,
I stayed in high rise buildings in Kowloon and QRM was terrible.
I don't think Hong Kong is next to the ocean ;)

Peter


Re: 1413 MDA Vesti FM with ID barefoot PL-360 received in Botswana

Gary DeBock
 

On Tue, Mar 23, 2021 at 08:45 PM, Peter 1956 wrote:

Hello Gary,
When I was in Hong Kong I didn't really try MW due to the noise and strong signals.
I just did FM scans.

Peter
Thanks Peter,

Hong Kong is indeed one of the toughest places in the world to chase MW-DX. Fortunately I had my wife's relatives there, who gave me a guided tour of some plunging ocean side cliffs.

It would be nice to go back, but the Beijing regime might arrest me for criticizing Chinese copying of foreign radio technology :-)

Gary


Re: Software - MWDXerDB

Jorge Garzón <iberiaDX@...>
 

Thank you Paul! Does it contain Aussie stations only or worldwide? Any tools to sort out any log lists? 
73

Jorge Garzón Gutiérrez "IberiaDX" 
(EB7EFA · EA1036 SWL · BDXC Member 1409) 
QTH: IN83ag / 43º15' N · 03º56' W
Urb. San Roque 95, casa 5 (Villasevil)
39698 Santiurde de Toranzo (ESPAÑA - SPAIN)
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Blog: IberiaDX  · Twitter: @IberiaDX


En martes, 23 de marzo de 2021 22:57:59 CET, Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> escribió:


MWDxerDB is a custom database program which has been designed and coded using JustBasic. It is based on the "simple database framework" which is included with JustBasic.

This program has been developed by myself over the past few years for the purpose of logging ultralight radio dxing related frequencies and information. 

MWDxerDB is freeware and freely distributable, please note that I can accept no responsibility for how it is used and any issues it might cause on your computer as setups and configurations vary so much. MWDxerDB is self contained in it's own folder and does not write any files outside it's own folder or reg keys, this means it is totally portable and will happily run off a USB key.

As my interest is logging mediumwave frequencies, I have the following fields.
Frequency / Name
Details
Notes

To protect your loggings, the program is password protected. The current password is dxing

 

 



A link to the latest public version will be posted to the groups file area.
https://ultralightdx.groups.io/g/main/files/Software%20-%20MWDxerDB/__MWDXerDB_PUBLIC.zip


Re: 1413 MDA Vesti FM with ID barefoot PL-360 received in Botswana

Peter 1956
 


Hello Gary,
When I was in Hong Kong I didn't really try MW due to the noise and strong signals.
I just did FM scans.

Peter


Re: 1413 MDA Vesti FM with ID barefoot PL-360 received in Botswana

Peter 1956
 

Thanks Paul


Re: 1413 MDA Vesti FM with ID barefoot PL-360 received in Botswana

Gary DeBock
 

On Mon, Mar 22, 2021 at 11:46 PM, Peter 1956 wrote:
Thanks Gary,
Yes, i've read your HK report, I noticed you got Vesti FM. Your mystery 648 might be Botswana but not enough to go on.
The PL-360 loopstick is a tad smaller than 7.5'' :)
My reception was in a ground floor room.

Regards

Peter
Thanks Peter,

In Hong Kong i was actually looking for 648-Nepal, although I would have taken 648-Botswana in a heartbeat :-)

The problem with DXing in Hong Kong is that you have a zillion China stations blocking almost all frequencies, including some obnoxious Jammers directed at Taiwan. I even had a challenge tracking down a single Japanese station (729-JOCK)!

73, Gary

 


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Software - MWDXerDB

Paul Blundell
 

MWDxerDB is a custom database program which has been designed and coded using JustBasic. It is based on the "simple database framework" which is included with JustBasic.

This program has been developed by myself over the past few years for the purpose of logging ultralight radio dxing related frequencies and information. 

MWDxerDB is freeware and freely distributable, please note that I can accept no responsibility for how it is used and any issues it might cause on your computer as setups and configurations vary so much. MWDxerDB is self contained in it's own folder and does not write any files outside it's own folder or reg keys, this means it is totally portable and will happily run off a USB key.

As my interest is logging mediumwave frequencies, I have the following fields.
Frequency / Name
Details
Notes

To protect your loggings, the program is password protected. The current password is dxing

 

 



A link to the latest public version will be posted to the groups file area.
https://ultralightdx.groups.io/g/main/files/Software%20-%20MWDxerDB/__MWDXerDB_PUBLIC.zip


Re: Double loop idea: The question

Paul Blundell
 

Hi.

Gary has setup two FSL's at 90 degree angles, he might be able to expand on this more and his results.

Paul

On Wed, Mar 24, 2021 at 1:43 AM Zacharias Liangas via groups.io <zliangas=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
As in the previous thread the topic the question was changed to hunting 74 megazine I m again asking any members to advise me
IF  anyone has experimented on using double loops with phasing to produce a cardioid antenna pattern or slightly more narrower - by just turning the shadow loop!
This is an idea of the past
any ideas ?



--
Paul


Re: A double loop idea!

Zacharias Liangas
 
Edited

To anyone:

For supposedly copyright reasons if any.
That's s why 


Re: NEW Log: 612 4QR Brisbane

Paul Blundell
 

Nice work Paul, 4QR is fairly regular here.


On Wed, Mar 24, 2021 at 1:07 AM Paul B. Walker, Jr. <walkerbroadcasting@...> wrote:
The frequencies below about 800 just don't seem to do well here and have some noise but.. i got a pretty good signal at 1400UTC, tail end of national program, with ABC fanfare and news intro. Also had them about 15 mintues prior, will have to review recording and see how good all the audio is.

Paul Walker
McGrath, AK 
5" Debock FSL Antenna & CC Skywave



--
Paul


Re: 1413 MDA Vesti FM with ID barefoot PL-360 received in Botswana

Paul Blundell
 

Well done Peter.


On Tue, Mar 23, 2021 at 5:27 PM Gary DeBock via groups.io <D1028Gary=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Awesome catch, Peter!

1413-Vesti FM in Russian was also a thrilling catch for me at sunrise during a trip to Hong Kong (in April 2019), received on a 7.5 inch loopstick CC Skywave stuck out of a 12th story apartment window  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/38vm67oda2jysgwlbyn03ra0etnrakv9

This was at 7,858km, or just 194 km short of the distance to Botswana :-)

Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)




--
Paul


Re: A double loop idea!

Tony Magon
 

Hi Gord

you can download the whole 73 magazine from this url




Regards

Tony VK2IC





On Wed, Mar 24, 2021 at 6:53 AM Gord Seifert <gks61711@...> wrote:

   Hi,

"https://app.box.com/s/nc0qnfc37m4tr3ugwbicozgofcyd65ai

Notice that the file in view only mode and will be deleted soon"

    Why not make it downloadable? I have done screen shots of it and can make a pdf out of them, but why the restriction?

   Regards,
   Gord


Re: A double loop idea!

Gord Seifert
 


   Hi,

"https://app.box.com/s/nc0qnfc37m4tr3ugwbicozgofcyd65ai

Notice that the file in view only mode and will be deleted soon"

    Why not make it downloadable? I have done screen shots of it and can make a pdf out of them, but why the restriction?

   Regards,
   Gord


Re: Graveyard channels

Peter Laws
 

On Tue, Mar 23, 2021 at 8:34 AM Tony Magon <temagon@...> wrote:

Hi

The graveyard channels in the USA are 1230, 1240, 1340, 1400, 1450 and 1490 khz

On these frequencies these stations can run a maximum power of 1000 watts

In earlier years ie back in the 60s - I think their max power was 250 watts

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1viufJPvMNFZNrGZ_-7otN12y4ntbXyqnC2OMixfCg6A/edit?usp=sharing


I got curious one day and made the chart above. I believe it to be
accurate. The six channels listed are the "Local" channels a/k/a
Class C. 250 -1000 W, unlimited time (i.e., not "Daytimers"
necessarily).

There used to be 100-W stations and those are apparently grandfathered
at that power level, but if you want to start a new station -- and
really, wouldn't we all want to? -- it would have to be at least 250
W. 1000 W if you actually want listeners. :)

In AK/HI/PR/VI these are Class B channels, so 250 W to 50 kW.

There is a link at the page above to the FCC's site that has more details.


--
Peter Laws | N5UWY | plaws plaws net | Travel by Train!


Double loop idea: The question

Zacharias Liangas
 

As in the previous thread the topic the question was changed to hunting 74 megazine I m again asking any members to advise me
IF  anyone has experimented on using double loops with phasing to produce a cardioid antenna pattern or slightly more narrower - by just turning the shadow loop!
This is an idea of the past
any ideas ?


NEW Log: 612 4QR Brisbane

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
 

The frequencies below about 800 just don't seem to do well here and have some noise but.. i got a pretty good signal at 1400UTC, tail end of national program, with ABC fanfare and news intro. Also had them about 15 mintues prior, will have to review recording and see how good all the audio is.

Paul Walker
McGrath, AK 
5" Debock FSL Antenna & CC Skywave

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