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Re: XEB 1220 In Alaska!

FenDrifter
 

Sorry to hear about the nuggets Paul 😊


Re: XEB 1220 In Alaska!

Paul Blundell
 

Well done and well worth it I hope.

Paul

On Sun, 30 Jan 2022, 7:48 pm Paul B. Walker, Jr., <walkerbroadcasting@...> wrote:
Match to stream at 0840 Sun Jan 29 with music matched to stream.  El modulation-o appears to be slightly in the terlet 

Paul freezing his nuggets are off 


XEB 1220 In Alaska!

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
 

Match to stream at 0840 Sun Jan 29 with music matched to stream.  El modulation-o appears to be slightly in the terlet 

Paul freezing his nuggets are off 


Re: Logging Programs

Paul Blundell
 

Did you end up having a look at this and do you think it might work for you?

I am also keen to release updates and improvements to this.

On Wed, 12 Jan 2022, 4:07 pm Paul Blundell via groups.io, <tanger32au=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
I have just uploaded a test version with a single example record of each type. I would love any feedback on this.

Paul

On Tue, Jan 11, 2022 at 6:55 PM Paul Blundell via groups.io <tanger32au=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
I would be happy to. I am in the process of adding some extra features, once I am happy I will post a "blank" version on the files section of the group and my blog for anybody who wants to make use of it.


On Tue, Jan 11, 2022 at 4:34 PM Issac Quincey via groups.io <IssacQuincey=protonmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
It sounds like that works well for you. Do you feel comfortable sending me a copy for me to base my log off?

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On Tuesday, January 11th, 2022 at 9:18 AM, Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:
Most of the fields have names above them that relate to what they are for. A coupe are more for my own use for some of the projects and challenges I run.

Until now I have had one record per station and would update that record each time I heard that station with the date and any notes about it. Recently I have also added a session form and table which I use to log what I hear during each of my DXing sessions, this will be used to keep a better record of what I am hearing, when and where plus notes on locations and so on. This side of it is only new so I will be adding to this and improving it as I go. I already have some ideas of extra fields and details I want to log.

On Mon, 10 Jan 2022, 7:08 pm Issac Quincey via groups.io, <IssacQuincey=protonmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Can you explain each field in them and how they relate to each other. Do you log every time you hear a station or just once per station?

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On Monday, January 10th, 2022 at 1:12 PM, Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:
I have attached a couple of images of what I have been working on.
I have two forms, one is for entering information on each station, the other is for each listening session. I have some ideas on other things to add and I am working on this when I have any spare time.

On Mon, Jan 10, 2022 at 11:20 AM Issac Quincey via groups.io <IssacQuincey=protonmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Wow, so many replies. Thank you one and all.
I would love something online, as I have a few devices I could use. Does Access have anything that works across devices, maybe using the cloud? I used to use Access a bit so am comfortable in that space.

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On Monday, January 10th, 2022 at 7:22 AM, Gary Vance via groups.io <gvance11=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

The file I sent you was gleaned from a simple text file. I used features of both Excel and Access to create what you see. This file is very basic. But it is easy to query by frequency or call letters. The number crunching for the distance and bearing degree columns was done using a separate excel spread sheet one that was designed for that specific purpose.

I was using a different database at work when the company I was working for mandated that all employees were to use only components of the Microsoft Office Suite.

At first, because it was different, I did not like using Access. But … after a few Access updates and me getting familiar with the software, I began to appreciate how easy it was to use the very powerful tools of the program.

I am glad I was forced to learn how to use it.

73 Gary Vance

From: main@UltralightDX.groups.io <main@UltralightDX.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jorge Garzón via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, January 9, 2022 14:01
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Logging Programs

Yes, it does work Gary. I thin that info cna be also extracted from MWLIST with the appropriate searching tool and then exported as a .csv file.

I must try to find an old Access program for my laptop and then try again. Now, I am using Excel but I prefered Access, as you two keep doing!

Thank you very much.

Jorge Garzón Gutiérrez "IberiaDX"

(EB7EFA · EA1036 SWL · BDXC Member 1409)

QTH: IN83ag / 43º15' N · 03º56' W

San Roque 95, casa 5 (Villasevil)

39698 Santiurde de Toranzo (ESPAÑA - SPAIN)

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Blog: IberiaDX · Twitter: @IberiaDX

En domingo, 9 de enero de 2022 18:25:08 CET, Gary Vance via groups.io <gvance11@...> escribió:

Well … we will see if I am allowed to attach a file in this group.

The file I am attaching is an excel file in the xlsx format.

If you have an older version of excel this won’t work.

If it doesn't work, I will convert it to an xls file.

This file contains a list of Medium Wave stations members of the Michigan Area Radio Enthusiast’s reported to the club. I used some of my data tricks to make it easier to query. Also, I added the stations geographical coordinates. The mile and kilometers fields are the distance the stations are to my QTH in those unit. The Bearing° field is the initial bearing from my QTH.

If you reside in Spain as I suspect, this information won’t be very useful to you. But, I know a few folks in this group, might find this useful

73 G. if this doesn't work I will use my OneDrive to make it available.

Wish me luck.

From: main@UltralightDX.groups.io <main@UltralightDX.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jorge Garzón via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, January 9, 2022 11:47
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Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Logging Programs

I do agree with you Gary. In the past, Access was my fave and I had everything on it, but with the years, the standard went into Excel and even Access dissapeared from the suite.
I am interested to browse your MW summary, if it is possible.
Regards,
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Jorge Garzón (EB7EFA · EA1036 SWL)

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




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Re: Portable Radio RXing Awards Program

Paul Blundell
 

Thanks. I am working on an example certificate at the moment.

Paul

On Sun, 30 Jan 2022, 11:36 am Issac Quincey via groups.io, <IssacQuincey=protonmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
This sounds really awesome, what do the awards look like and how do you download them?

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On Sunday, January 30th, 2022 at 5:46 AM, <surveyor6180@...> wrote:
Allright Paul. Looks good. I look forward to this after the Nor-easter leaves the area.
Thanks, Harold


Re: First time am catch!

Paul Blundell
 

Nice catch, it is always good to read about the loggings of others.


On Sun, 30 Jan 2022, 12:14 pm , <surveyor6180@...> wrote:
I caught 860 tonight 7:43pm est. Man speaking French. I'm excited to get it.
Barefoot Tecsun PL380 in western Mass
Thanks, Harold


Re: First time am catch!

surveyor6180@...
 

I caught 860 tonight 7:43pm est. Man speaking French. I'm excited to get it.
Barefoot Tecsun PL380 in western Mass
Thanks, Harold


Re: Portable Radio RXing Awards Program

Issac Quincey
 

This sounds really awesome, what do the awards look like and how do you download them?

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On Sunday, January 30th, 2022 at 5:46 AM, <surveyor6180@...> wrote:
Allright Paul. Looks good. I look forward to this after the Nor-easter leaves the area.
Thanks, Harold


Re: Tecsun AN-200 = Sutekus

FenDrifter
 

Hi Zacharias
Many thanks for info and links. I had a good look at the close-up shots of your antenna, and I could not see any marks similar to the ones in my two photos above, do you think mine is damaged please?
Drifter


Re: Tecsun AN-200 = Sutekus

Zacharias Liangas
 

You could better turn the antenna to the maximum possibly signal by first finding the zero point in your radio Then turn by 90degs and doing the same on the loop


Re: Tecsun AN-200 = Sutekus

Zacharias Liangas
 

Hello
Here is my channel with tests of the AN200
Hope it helps ☺️☺️☺️
https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL12803A0C1E2082A4


Re: Tecsun AN-200 = Sutekus

FenDrifter
 

Thanks for that Kevin, all grist to the mill! I particularly liked the screwdriver idea, simple but easy, great!
Drifter


Re: Tecsun AN-200 = Sutekus

kevin asato
 

In addition to using the loop completely standalone next to the radio (coupled to the internal antenna or passive), you can also connect an external wire antenna and ground/earth to what is normally the connection to the radio (1/8"-3.5mm jack). Space permitting, you will enjoy the benefit of a larger signal capture area with the longer wire and ground as well as using the loop as a preselector and inductively passing the frequency of interest off to the radio. i have done this with my Terk Advantage which is similar to the Tecsun/Kaito/etc. It works but does remove a bit of the indoor portability but is another avenue to explore. 
For temporary installs i have tied a ground connection to.a screwdriver into the soil and a wire tossed on a fence or tree. For more permanent installations, proper static discharge and good grounding rules apply.
i like using these commercial type loops as i can throw it in my luggage without worry about the loop wire snagging on something and coming apart.
Similar ideas like this are presented on crystal radio sites. A number of radios shown on these sites are definitely not in the ultralight category!
73,
kevin
kc6pob

On Sat, Jan 29, 2022 at 9:05 AM FenDrifter via groups.io <essexmarshman=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hi Peter
Yes, that is impressive. I found this one: https://youtu.be/1VZAkDVPj_w
which shows a direct connection into a PL-330 having disconnected the internal ferrite rod. I tried this and was definitely able to tune a better signal, so maybe the two photos I posted earlier don’t show damage? I have to admit that I’d be a lot more confident about the whole affair if those ‘broken’ areas weren’t there! I’m toying withe idea of requesting a replacement. 

Drifter


Re: Portable Radio RXing Awards Program

surveyor6180@...
 

Allright Paul. Looks good. I look forward to this after the Nor-easter leaves the area.
Thanks, Harold


Re: Etón E5

Neil Goldstein
 

Drifter, 

I have owned so many of these portables, but I remember the E5 well. I believe the one I had was a G5, and Grundig branded, but essentially the same radio.  Performance-wise you can expect it to be similar in performance to the Degen DE1103/Kaito KA1103.  I believe that they are very similar internally, but the E5/G5 ditched the odd slide-rule LCD setup.  You will enjoy it!

--Neil, W2NDG


Portable Radio RXing Awards Program

Paul Blundell
 

Portable Radio RXing is an awards program for anybody interested in the radio hobby, which encourages portable operation in parks and similar areas.

 

Portable Radio RXing has been designed to make participation possible for anybody interested in the radio hobby. The rules are very simple, and the awards have been designed to be achievable. The purpose is to encourage portable operation in parks and other similar locations, making the radio hobby more public and allow radio hobbyists to enjoy the great outdoors.

 

How do I start?

Get out in a local park with your radios and log what you hear, it really is that simple. A log file is available for download on this site.

 

Rules:

These rules are simple and have been designed to enhance the enjoyment of this awards program and ensure fairness.

 

1) All Portable Radio RXing activity must take part in a public park, lookout, beach, mountain top or other such public location. All equipment must be portable and carried by the participant to their operating location.

 

2) No Portable Radio RXing activity is permitted on private property for award purposes.

 

3) 5/10/15 rule:

- You must walk a minimum of 5 metres from any motorised mode of transport for a valid Portable Radio RXing activity.

- You must log a minimum of 10 frequencies for a valid Portable Radio RXing activity.

- You must remain in your location for a minimum of 15 minutes for a valid Portable Radio RXing activity.

 

4) All frequencies must carry voice traffic. Data / paging frequencies are not permitted for award purposes.

 

5) All HF/VHF/UHF frequency bands are all permitted for award purposes.

 

6) Each location may only be counted once in a 48-hour period for award purposes.

 

7) Each frequency may only be counted once per location per Portable Radio RXing activity.

 

8) All decisions of the Portable Radio RXing administrator are final

 

 

Scoring:

Each activity counts for 1 point, bonus points are awarded for the first Portable Radio RXing activity at each location (to encourage Portable Radio RXing activity from different locations.) This adds 5 points to your tally.

 

Logging Process:

Below is an example of a valid log.

 

Awards:

Certificates will be emailed to all participants on the receipt of a valid log for the achievement levels below:

15 Activities

30 Activities

50 Activities

100 Activities 


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Paul


Re: First time am catch!

dwight richardson
 

Actually CJBC 860 but yes 50 kw. 
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Bob Richardson


Re: First time am catch!

dwight richardson
 

In addition to Zoomer you may be able to tune CHOQ (? ) at 860. They are 50 kw as well. It will be a zFrench language broadcast so you can ID pretty easily.  Comes in consistently here. Good luck. I’ve  tried to tune WOR in Boston with no results. 
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 Bob Richardson


Loggings - 28/01/2022

Paul Blundell
 

DATE: 28/01/2022

TIME: 22:00

LOCATION: Home Launceston Tasmania

RADIO: DIGITECH AR-1733

NOTES: Late night session at home.

 531 - 3GG

 540 - 7SD

 549 - 2CR

 585 - 7RN

 621 - 3RN

 639 - 5CK

 666 - 2CN

 693 - 3AW

 720 - 3MT

 747 - 7PB

 756 - 3RN

 810 - 2BA

 828 - 3GI

 855 - 3CR

 864 - 7RPH

 873 - 2GB

 891 - 5AN

 927 - 3UZ

 936 - 7ZR

 954 - 2UE

 963 - 5SE

 981 - 3HA


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Paul


Re: Tecsun AN-200 = Sutekus

FenDrifter
 

Hi Peter
Yes, that is impressive. I found this one: https://youtu.be/1VZAkDVPj_w
which shows a direct connection into a PL-330 having disconnected the internal ferrite rod. I tried this and was definitely able to tune a better signal, so maybe the two photos I posted earlier don’t show damage? I have to admit that I’d be a lot more confident about the whole affair if those ‘broken’ areas weren’t there! I’m toying withe idea of requesting a replacement. 

Drifter

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