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Re: Australian English Assistance Needed--Again

Chris Rogers
 

Hi Gary,
I had a good listen and near the start of the recording there is an ad from what I can make out for beer prices that mention Four X beer which is a Queensland Beer. That would be more than likely from 4KZ, however around 5.44 there is mention of New South Wales which would be more like from 2PM. There is other words heard at times but nothing conclusive, the mixing up and down so it is difficult to make out, despite the signal strength as no station is really dominating. I note the absence of the usual dominating NZers this trip?


WKNG 1060 Tallapoosa, GA ON LATE

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
 

No, im not hearing it in alaska.. others along the east and midwest us are, with king country slogans. see many report it on FB

Paul


Re: Australian English Assistance Needed--Again

Paul Blundell
 

I will have a listen when I can and see what I can hear.


On Sun, 14 Mar 2021, 10:58 Gary DeBock via groups.io, <D1028Gary=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
The following wild, 11 minute long 531 kHz S9 mix of 2PM and a presumed 4KZ was received on the Rockwork 2 ocean cliff near Manzanita, Oregon during a sunrise session on March 3 this month. The problem is that although this is almost certainly 4KZ in the S9 mix with 2PM, I don't have any identifying information for 4KZ during the entire session, despite its strength. If one of our Australian members could listen to this wacky 11 minute mix and try to pick out any information which would identify 531-4KZ, it would be greatly appreciated!

I have attempted do this myself, but my ability to decipher Australian English is worse than my ability to decipher Cantonese Chinese (my wife's native language). Thanks for any assistance  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/8vlp78qnl1o8pgdfuk4fzrhbkxp5pwg7

Gary DeBock (DXing at the Rockwork 2 ocean cliff from March 3-6
7.5" loopstick XHDATA D-808 portable + 6" FSL antenna (on a 5' PVC base)


  


"Disco Inferno" On 1107kHz In Alaska!

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
 

From 1441UTC this morning, this was just a stellar signal from the 5KW transmitter 7125 miles away in Tauranga, NZ... this is as far as I can go before I start taking a trip back towards myself!


Paul Walker
McGrath, Alaska
CC Skywave and 5" DeBock AmazeBalls FSL Antenna


Australian English Assistance Needed--Again

Gary DeBock
 

The following wild, 11 minute long 531 kHz S9 mix of 2PM and a presumed 4KZ was received on the Rockwork 2 ocean cliff near Manzanita, Oregon during a sunrise session on March 3 this month. The problem is that although this is almost certainly 4KZ in the S9 mix with 2PM, I don't have any identifying information for 4KZ during the entire session, despite its strength. If one of our Australian members could listen to this wacky 11 minute mix and try to pick out any information which would identify 531-4KZ, it would be greatly appreciated!

I have attempted do this myself, but my ability to decipher Australian English is worse than my ability to decipher Cantonese Chinese (my wife's native language). Thanks for any assistance  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/8vlp78qnl1o8pgdfuk4fzrhbkxp5pwg7

Gary DeBock (DXing at the Rockwork 2 ocean cliff from March 3-6
7.5" loopstick XHDATA D-808 portable + 6" FSL antenna (on a 5' PVC base)


  


Rank newbie asks nutball question

Jock Elliott
 

While poking around for some Skywarn (US Weather service severe weather spotter volunteers) info, I ran across this:

https://www.weather.gov/jetstream/ll_ampm_stations

It's  a list of US/Canada clear channel MW stations. Has anybody got them call (including all the variations on the same freq) with ultralights . . . barefoot?

Cheers, Jock


DAYTIMER DX TEST--WENR 1090 kHz Englewood, TN--- TONIGHT

Les Rayburn
 

Starting in twelve hours! 

Conditions are slightly Au tonight, with possible G1 level geomagnetic storming—so it will be interesting. Get those nulls on WBAL, KAAY, etc…and don’t miss your chance to log WENR. Thanks again to George Hudson, CE who is staying up late for us! 



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The Courtesy Program Committee (CPC) of the IRCA and NRC are pleased to announce a DX Test for WENR 1090 kHz in Englewood, TN. The test will run on Sunday, March 14, 2021 starting at Midnight EST (05:00 UTC) until 3:00 AM EDT. 

*This is a two-hour duration test. The change to daylight savings time occurs just as the test is ending. 

The station will run only legal voice identification, Morse Code identifications, sweep tones, and sound effects. No music, announcements or other material. This should maximize the chances of DX’ers hearing this rare daytime station. 


QSL INFORMATION

Reception reports, and verifications will be handled by the Courtesy Program Committee of the NRC/IRCA. You can send them via e-mail only to: 


We are modifying our rules for verifications to reflect the reality of limited time and resources. Please read carefully: 

  • Reports via e-mail only: les@...
  • Reports must include a recording of the best two minutes or less of your reception in .MP3 or .WAV formats. 
  • Short video clips of your reception on an SDR screen, your equipment and/or antennas are also welcome. E-mail for details on sending very large files if need be. 

  • Must include your location, receiver and antenna used. Other details welcome. 
  • Written details of the test welcome, but verifications will not be provided unless a recording is included. No exceptions. 
  • All reception reports must be received by April 12th, 2021. 
  • No reports accepted via US Mail. 
  • Please be patient. Replies and verifications could take 6-8 weeks. Our priority is in scheduling additional tests, not providing QSLs. 



A LONG LIST OF THANK YOUS 

This test would not be possible with the generosity of many. First, the station owner Michael Beverly who agreed to this test after a recent upgrade of the station’s automation equipment. Chief Engineer George Hudson encouraged the station to use the testing of new remote and automation controls as the bias for this special event. 

Phil Bytheway of the International Radio Club of America started all this rolling by reaching out to George Hudson months ago as part of his specialized sub-interest of collection radio station promotional materials. Paul Walker, Joe Miller, KC80, and our newest members, Loyd Van Horn, W4LVH, and George Santulli . These folks do all the real work of the CPC and never get enough credit. 


WENR AM Coverage Map





73,

Les Rayburn, N1LF
121 Mayfair Park
Maylene, AL 35114
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NRC & IRCA Courtesy Program Committee Chairman
Member WTFDA, MWC

Perseus SDR, Elad FDM-S2 SDR, AirSpy + Discovery, SDRPlay RSP-2 Pro, Sony XDR-F1HD [XDR Guy Modified], Dennon TU-1500RD, Sangean HDT-1X, Ray Dees RDS Decoders, Korner 9.2 Antenna, FM-6 Antenna, Kitz Technologies KT-501 Pre-amps, Quantum Phaser, Wellbrook ALA1530 Loop, Wellbrook Flag, Clifton Labs Active Whip. 

“Nothing but blues and Elvis, and somebody else’s favorite song…” 


Re: Air Band Receivers

Peter 1956 <pe1etr@...>
 

Hello Paul,

I forgot that the Radiwow R-108 has airband, that works well according to Jay Allen.
https://radiojayallen.com/radiwow-r-108-fm-stereo-lw-sw-mw-air-dsp-portable-radio/

It is the little brother of the XHDATA D-808

Peter


MWDX Eton Elite Traveler ultralight radio 12th March 2021

Peter 1956 <pe1etr@...>
 

Captions on the video.
https://youtu.be/AeEhiWEVToU

Peter
Botswana


Re: Air Band Receivers

Paul Blundell
 

Thanks Michael, I think it is an area which might see some improvements and more radios supporting the airband.

Paul

On Sat, 13 Mar 2021, 08:28 Michael Schuster, <schuster.ma@...> wrote:
Someone posted a sneak peek at a prototype of the successor to this radio, the HRD-747, on the SWL blog last week. Claims it performs much better ... to be determined.


Re: Air Band Receivers

Michael Schuster
 

Someone posted a sneak peek at a prototype of the successor to this radio, the HRD-747, on the SWL blog last week. Claims it performs much better ... to be determined.


Re: New Radio - Walk Radio DAB-P9

Paul Blundell
 

Thanks Michael.

We don't have any DAB where I live yet but about 180km South we do, next time I am down that way I will be testing out that feature.

On Sat, 13 Mar 2021, 02:58 Michael Schuster, <schuster.ma@...> wrote:
I saw this Chinese radio on eBay when shopping for an upcoming European trip a couple of years ago. As it was a totally unknown quantity and shipped from China, I ended up going for the Majority Eddington instead. I was particularly struck by the physical appearance - they basically copied the Sangean DT-400 cabinet. Curious to hear how it does on DAB+ as well.


Maggie May: Two Logs/Two Countries: SAME TIME!

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
 

I had Magic Talk NZ 1107 about 1449UTC with Maggie May.   Less than 2 minutes later I had... Maggie May on 1026, which thanks to a “recently played” list, showed this was 4MK Mackay, QLD.

Magic Talk was about a minute ahead of 4MK.

Paul 
McGrath, Alaska 


Re: New Radio - Walk Radio DAB-P9

Michael Schuster
 

I saw this Chinese radio on eBay when shopping for an upcoming European trip a couple of years ago. As it was a totally unknown quantity and shipped from China, I ended up going for the Majority Eddington instead. I was particularly struck by the physical appearance - they basically copied the Sangean DT-400 cabinet. Curious to hear how it does on DAB+ as well.


Re: 531 kHz Australians' S9+ Shootout at 11,700 km

C B
 

Gary,

Thank you for your offer of one of your latest 6 inch FSLs!! Given that the 5 inch “Frequent Flyer” FSL is proven to be no slouch, I can’t wait to try the 6 inch FSL!!

Thanks & 73,

Craig Barnes
Wheat Ridge, CO


On Mar 11, 2021, at 3:15 PM, Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:


Excellent logging Gary and a great photo to match.

Paul

On Thu, Mar 11, 2021 at 8:53 PM Gary DeBock via groups.io <D1028Gary=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
How wild is ocean cliff DXing? Well, here is a minor sample. At 1415 UTC on March 3rd a 6 inch (15cm) FSL antenna set up on the Rockwork 2 plunging cliff near Manzanita, Oregon (USA) tracked down 531-4KZ (with an oldies format) and 531-2PM (with a "talker" format) in an S9+ snarl at 11,700 km across the Pacific Ocean (7,250 miles). This was on a 7.5 inch loopstick XHDATA D-808, set up on the ocean cliff as shown in the attached photo taken during the same sunrise session. Wacky!  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/mw5rw63b1ypraa4y0p9k457tfcmzq99e

Gary DeBock (DXing at the Rockwork 2 Ocean Cliff near Manzanita, OR, USA)   



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Paul


Re: 540 Hungary Kossuth Rádió 8013km barefoot XHDATA D-808 11th March 2021 2129UTC

Peter 1956 <pe1etr@...>
 

Here is 1431 VOA Djibouti also using the barefoot D-808.
1431 DJI VOA Djibouti/Doraleh 4496km 21:20 UTC 11th March 2021
https://youtu.be/X8PtFkUiC0Y

Peter


New Radio - Walk Radio DAB-P9

Paul Blundell
 

Today I was lucky enough to be given this radio as an early birthday present.


This will be used mostly for the RDS feature and as a bed time / work radio. My limited testing so far has shown that the FM performance is good. I will be doing a full review and write up.

Paul


540 Hungary Kossuth Rádió 8013km barefoot XHDATA D-808 11th March 2021 2129UTC

Peter 1956 <pe1etr@...>
 

2,000,000 W (you could probably receive this one on Mars) Received in Botswana
https://youtu.be/veddlhvlxDY

Peter


1350 TWR Arabic Gavar Armenia 7550km Tecsun PL-360 {barefoot}

Peter 1956 <pe1etr@...>
 

This radio is an "approved" ultralight. :)
20:02 UTC 11th March 2021 Radio Botswana 1350 was off the air.
https://youtu.be/_UDz59cw1xU

Only 1,000,000 W

Peter
Botswana


Re: Australian Assistance Needed-- "Radio 531"

Gary DeBock
 

On Thu, Mar 11, 2021 at 09:19 PM, Chris Rogers wrote:
Hi Gary,
That is not 4KZ, but 2PM Kempsey. Good catch. can't hear it at my house because it is blocked by 3GG which is only 40k's down the road.
You are right at 34 second mark it says Radio Five Thirty One and at 43 seconds  "on the super radio network" which comes from 2SM
https://www.radio531.com.au/
Thanks Chris,

Your help is greatly appreciated, Neither of the eastern Australian 531 kHz stations (4KZ or 2PM) shows up very much at the "Kiwi Cliff" in Oregon in August, when I usually chase DX from your direction. It seems like in March the "Kiwi Cliff" has morphed into the "Oz Cliff," with 531-2PM and 4KZ kicking More FM and PI into the drink.

Gary