Date   

Re: Air travel and carrying radios

Jay Heyl
 

Do not check anything delicate you want to have actually survive the trip unless you have a case for it that makes it virtually impossible for it to be destroyed. Then be prepared for it to be stolen. 

If you carry it on the packing will not need to be quite as sturdy, though do keep in mind that anything put in the overhead bin may shift during flight or some idiot may crush your bag trying to cram his in on top of it. Under seat storage is usually the best. 

The other thing is just be prepared for your gear to be scrutinized by TSA and x-rayed several times. If you have too many electronics in one bag they may have trouble seeing it on the x-ray. I've had them ask to unpack my bag and put some of the items in a tote to be screened separately. I've always been cooperative and polite with them and never had a problem beyond having to repack my bag when they were done. 

  -- Jay

On Sat, Jan 31, 2015 at 3:09 AM, tanger32au@... [ultralightdx] <ultralightdx@...> wrote:


Hi all,


It has been a few years since I have flown with any radios. We are looking at having some trips away this year and in to the future now that our daughter is born and my wife’s medial issues have been sorted out. 


As a general rule what is the best way to transport these for air travel? Carry on or in checked baggage? 


Re: Air travel and carrying radios

Paul Blundell
 

Thanks for the replies. I will have a look at doing something like that.


From: Bob Coomler w7swl@... [ultralightdx]
Sent: ‎1/‎02/‎2015 3:02 AM
To: ultralightdx@...
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Air travel and carrying radios

 

I use a carry on camera bag for all my radios, GPS, chargers and electronic "stuff". Other than having to occasionally open it up for a quick visual inspection, have had zero problems on domestic or international flights.  It has been my experience with checked baggage that if they feel you are trying to hide something, they will tear through it (often times literally).  Carry it on with you for "openness" and to know it isn't getting drop kicked by baggage handlers and/or TSA.

Bob Coomler W7SWL
Tucson, AZ


From: "tanger32au@... [ultralightdx]"
To: ultralightdx@...
Sent: Saturday, January 31, 2015 2:09 AM
Subject: [ultralightdx] Air travel and carrying radios

 
Hi all,

It has been a few years since I have flown with any radios. We are looking at having some trips away this year and in to the future now that our daughter is born and my wife’s medial issues have been sorted out. 

As a general rule what is the best way to transport these for air travel? Carry on or in checked baggage? I will be carrying:
- 2 / 3 x Ultralight DXing radios including a weird looking Gary 7.5" Loopstick special.
- UHF CB handheld with charger and speaker mic
- Various wire aerials, batteries, chargers and other bits and pieces.

Any tips on packing these to avoid any possible issues at the airport?

Regards
Paul
http://ultralightdxing.blogspot.com.au





Re: Warning-- Not All Tecsun PL-310's are Created Equal

Paul Blundell
 

Thanks Gary, it is always sad when a news model is worse than what it has replaced.


From: D1028Gary@... [ultralightdx]
Sent: ‎31/‎01/‎2015 10:18 PM
To: ultralightdx@...
Subject: [ultralightdx] Warning-- Not All Tecsun PL-310's are Created Equal

 

Hello All,
 
The MW and FM Shootout portions of the 2015 Ultralight Radio Review have been completed, and the five contestants (C.Crane Pocket, Sangean DT-400W, Tecsun PL-310ET, C,Crane Skywave and Eton Traveler III) have all given it their best shots. Before proceeding further with the SW and LW parts of the competition, however, there is one somewhat urgent item to share with you all.
 
When testing the new Tecsun PL-310ET in the MW shootout portion of this competition I had an uneasy feeling that this new model did not have the exact same MW performance as the original Tecsun PL-310 models introduced back in September of 2009. Those models were at the top of the Ultralight radio transoceanic DXing class at the time, and fanatics like myself were willing to overlook the model's little quirks (like the internally generated heterodynes, and the "soft mute" issue) in order to enjoy the radio's breakthrough DSP selectivity. At the time, we surmised that if Tecsun could only solve the heterodyne and soft mute issues, the PL-310 would become a near ideal split-frequency DXing model.
 
Unfortunately, it seems like Tecsun has chosen to go in the opposite direction with the new PL-310ET models. Somebody in China has apparently decided that more profit could be made if some of the internal shielding around the Si4734 DSP chip is eliminated, similar to what has been done in the recent PL-380 models. So now, in addition to a degraded heterodyne problem, the PL-310ET models have an additional digital whine issue on Medium Wave and Longwave. Unlike on the original PL-310's, grasping the radio over the top (with the palm on the display, and the fingers on the back cabinet) results in a digital whine. In addition to this, pressing any of the number buttons on the front panel to enter in a direct frequency will result in a digital hash noise-- similar to that of a rapid-fire machine gun. All of these new drawbacks are limited to Medium Wave and Longwave reception in the new PL-310ET models, and do not affect the radio's stellar performance on the FM band. Even so, it is disappointing that Tecsun has chosen to cut corners on radio quality in an attempt to increase profits. Since Tecsun is doing this now with both the PL-380 and PL-310 models, it is safe to assume that the same thing is in progress with the PL-606, PL-505 and other models. Further details on this issue will be included in the 2015 Ultralight Radio Shootout Review.
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
 
        


Re: Air travel and carrying radios

Bob Coomler
 

I use a carry on camera bag for all my radios, GPS, chargers and electronic "stuff". Other than having to occasionally open it up for a quick visual inspection, have had zero problems on domestic or international flights.  It has been my experience with checked baggage that if they feel you are trying to hide something, they will tear through it (often times literally).  Carry it on with you for "openness" and to know it isn't getting drop kicked by baggage handlers and/or TSA.

Bob Coomler W7SWL
Tucson, AZ


From: "tanger32au@... [ultralightdx]"
To: ultralightdx@...
Sent: Saturday, January 31, 2015 2:09 AM
Subject: [ultralightdx] Air travel and carrying radios

 
Hi all,

It has been a few years since I have flown with any radios. We are looking at having some trips away this year and in to the future now that our daughter is born and my wife’s medial issues have been sorted out. 

As a general rule what is the best way to transport these for air travel? Carry on or in checked baggage? I will be carrying:
- 2 / 3 x Ultralight DXing radios including a weird looking Gary 7.5" Loopstick special.
- UHF CB handheld with charger and speaker mic
- Various wire aerials, batteries, chargers and other bits and pieces.

Any tips on packing these to avoid any possible issues at the airport?

Regards
Paul
http://ultralightdxing.blogspot.com.au





Re: Air travel and carrying radios

kevin asato <kc6pob@...>
 

i've carried HTs (amateur and marine band) and small radio, as large as a Sangean ATS-909 in my carry on - no problem in US and international travel.


For US travel - the external loopstick wired to the radio may be an issue in general as it will show up under x-ray as a large metallic object with protruding wires and will be subject to manual screening. I had a small battery pack (4x AAs) with a wired coax plug that drew a lot of attention on the way home from a job that had to be x-rayed separately; this after passing through security on the outbound segment of my trip to the jobsite. Remember, these people are not trained to recognize hobbiest electronics versus suspicious objects, Be ready to be pulled aside for secondary screening and politely explain what you are doing. Offer to turn the radio on but in general, let the TSA screeners lead the investigation.
Your checked in baggage will probably be opened behind the scenes and wiped down to detect for the presence of explosives residue. The bigger issue with check in baggage is all the handling your bag will encounter from the TSA, who have broken many of my zipper pulls, to the airline employees and contractors charged with moving your bag from the counter to the plane to the baggage carousel. If anything happens to your loopstick, it's pretty tough to determine where the breakage occurred in order to file for losses.
The postal service or package delivery service may be an option to consider.
73,
kevin
kc6pob
--------------------------------------------

On Sat, 1/31/15, tanger32au@... [ultralightdx] <ultralightdx@...> wrote:

Subject: [ultralightdx] Air travel and carrying radios
To: ultralightdx@...
Date: Saturday, January 31, 2015, 1:09 AM


 









Hi all,
It has
been a few years since I have flown with any radios. We are
looking at having some trips away this year and in to the
future now that our daughter is born and my wife’s medial
issues have been sorted out. 
As a general rule what is the best way
to transport these for air travel? Carry on or in checked
baggage? I will be carrying:- 2 / 3 x Ultralight
DXing radios including a weird looking Gary 7.5"
Loopstick special.- UHF CB handheld with charger and
speaker mic- Various wire aerials, batteries,
chargers and other bits and pieces.
Any tips on packing these to avoid any
possible issues at the airport?
RegardsPaulhttp://ultralightdxing.blogspot.com.au











#yiv7043931284 #yiv7043931284 --
#yiv7043931284ygrp-mkp {
border:1px solid #d8d8d8;font-family:Arial;margin:10px
0;padding:0 10px;}

#yiv7043931284 #yiv7043931284ygrp-mkp hr {
border:1px solid #d8d8d8;}

#yiv7043931284 #yiv7043931284ygrp-mkp #yiv7043931284hd {
color:#628c2a;font-size:85%;font-weight:700;line-height:122%;margin:10px
0;}

#yiv7043931284 #yiv7043931284ygrp-mkp #yiv7043931284ads {
margin-bottom:10px;}

#yiv7043931284 #yiv7043931284ygrp-mkp .yiv7043931284ad {
padding:0 0;}

#yiv7043931284 #yiv7043931284ygrp-mkp .yiv7043931284ad p {
margin:0;}

#yiv7043931284 #yiv7043931284ygrp-mkp .yiv7043931284ad a {
color:#0000ff;text-decoration:none;}
#yiv7043931284 #yiv7043931284ygrp-sponsor
#yiv7043931284ygrp-lc {
font-family:Arial;}

#yiv7043931284 #yiv7043931284ygrp-sponsor
#yiv7043931284ygrp-lc #yiv7043931284hd {
margin:10px
0px;font-weight:700;font-size:78%;line-height:122%;}

#yiv7043931284 #yiv7043931284ygrp-sponsor
#yiv7043931284ygrp-lc .yiv7043931284ad {
margin-bottom:10px;padding:0 0;}

#yiv7043931284 #yiv7043931284actions {
font-family:Verdana;font-size:11px;padding:10px 0;}

#yiv7043931284 #yiv7043931284activity {
background-color:#e0ecee;float:left;font-family:Verdana;font-size:10px;padding:10px;}

#yiv7043931284 #yiv7043931284activity span {
font-weight:700;}

#yiv7043931284 #yiv7043931284activity span:first-child {
text-transform:uppercase;}

#yiv7043931284 #yiv7043931284activity span a {
color:#5085b6;text-decoration:none;}

#yiv7043931284 #yiv7043931284activity span span {
color:#ff7900;}

#yiv7043931284 #yiv7043931284activity span
.yiv7043931284underline {
text-decoration:underline;}

#yiv7043931284 .yiv7043931284attach {
clear:both;display:table;font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;padding:10px
0;width:400px;}

#yiv7043931284 .yiv7043931284attach div a {
text-decoration:none;}

#yiv7043931284 .yiv7043931284attach img {
border:none;padding-right:5px;}

#yiv7043931284 .yiv7043931284attach label {
display:block;margin-bottom:5px;}

#yiv7043931284 .yiv7043931284attach label a {
text-decoration:none;}

#yiv7043931284 blockquote {
margin:0 0 0 4px;}

#yiv7043931284 .yiv7043931284bold {
font-family:Arial;font-size:13px;font-weight:700;}

#yiv7043931284 .yiv7043931284bold a {
text-decoration:none;}

#yiv7043931284 dd.yiv7043931284last p a {
font-family:Verdana;font-weight:700;}

#yiv7043931284 dd.yiv7043931284last p span {
margin-right:10px;font-family:Verdana;font-weight:700;}

#yiv7043931284 dd.yiv7043931284last p
span.yiv7043931284yshortcuts {
margin-right:0;}

#yiv7043931284 div.yiv7043931284attach-table div div a {
text-decoration:none;}

#yiv7043931284 div.yiv7043931284attach-table {
width:400px;}

#yiv7043931284 div.yiv7043931284file-title a, #yiv7043931284
div.yiv7043931284file-title a:active, #yiv7043931284
div.yiv7043931284file-title a:hover, #yiv7043931284
div.yiv7043931284file-title a:visited {
text-decoration:none;}

#yiv7043931284 div.yiv7043931284photo-title a,
#yiv7043931284 div.yiv7043931284photo-title a:active,
#yiv7043931284 div.yiv7043931284photo-title a:hover,
#yiv7043931284 div.yiv7043931284photo-title a:visited {
text-decoration:none;}

#yiv7043931284 div#yiv7043931284ygrp-mlmsg
#yiv7043931284ygrp-msg p a span.yiv7043931284yshortcuts {
font-family:Verdana;font-size:10px;font-weight:normal;}

#yiv7043931284 .yiv7043931284green {
color:#628c2a;}

#yiv7043931284 .yiv7043931284MsoNormal {
margin:0 0 0 0;}

#yiv7043931284 o {
font-size:0;}

#yiv7043931284 #yiv7043931284photos div {
float:left;width:72px;}

#yiv7043931284 #yiv7043931284photos div div {
border:1px solid
#666666;height:62px;overflow:hidden;width:62px;}

#yiv7043931284 #yiv7043931284photos div label {
color:#666666;font-size:10px;overflow:hidden;text-align:center;white-space:nowrap;width:64px;}

#yiv7043931284 #yiv7043931284reco-category {
font-size:77%;}

#yiv7043931284 #yiv7043931284reco-desc {
font-size:77%;}

#yiv7043931284 .yiv7043931284replbq {
margin:4px;}

#yiv7043931284 #yiv7043931284ygrp-actbar div a:first-child {
margin-right:2px;padding-right:5px;}

#yiv7043931284 #yiv7043931284ygrp-mlmsg {
font-size:13px;font-family:Arial, helvetica, clean,
sans-serif;}

#yiv7043931284 #yiv7043931284ygrp-mlmsg table {
font-size:inherit;font:100%;}

#yiv7043931284 #yiv7043931284ygrp-mlmsg select,
#yiv7043931284 input, #yiv7043931284 textarea {
font:99% Arial, Helvetica, clean, sans-serif;}

#yiv7043931284 #yiv7043931284ygrp-mlmsg pre, #yiv7043931284
code {
font:115% monospace;}

#yiv7043931284 #yiv7043931284ygrp-mlmsg * {
line-height:1.22em;}

#yiv7043931284 #yiv7043931284ygrp-mlmsg #yiv7043931284logo {
padding-bottom:10px;}


#yiv7043931284 #yiv7043931284ygrp-msg p a {
font-family:Verdana;}

#yiv7043931284 #yiv7043931284ygrp-msg
p#yiv7043931284attach-count span {
color:#1E66AE;font-weight:700;}

#yiv7043931284 #yiv7043931284ygrp-reco
#yiv7043931284reco-head {
color:#ff7900;font-weight:700;}

#yiv7043931284 #yiv7043931284ygrp-reco {
margin-bottom:20px;padding:0px;}

#yiv7043931284 #yiv7043931284ygrp-sponsor #yiv7043931284ov
li a {
font-size:130%;text-decoration:none;}

#yiv7043931284 #yiv7043931284ygrp-sponsor #yiv7043931284ov
li {
font-size:77%;list-style-type:square;padding:6px 0;}

#yiv7043931284 #yiv7043931284ygrp-sponsor #yiv7043931284ov
ul {
margin:0;padding:0 0 0 8px;}

#yiv7043931284 #yiv7043931284ygrp-text {
font-family:Georgia;}

#yiv7043931284 #yiv7043931284ygrp-text p {
margin:0 0 1em 0;}

#yiv7043931284 #yiv7043931284ygrp-text tt {
font-size:120%;}

#yiv7043931284 #yiv7043931284ygrp-vital ul li:last-child {
border-right:none !important;
}
#yiv7043931284


Warning-- Not All Tecsun PL-310's are Created Equal

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
The MW and FM Shootout portions of the 2015 Ultralight Radio Review have been completed, and the five contestants (C.Crane Pocket, Sangean DT-400W, Tecsun PL-310ET, C,Crane Skywave and Eton Traveler III) have all given it their best shots. Before proceeding further with the SW and LW parts of the competition, however, there is one somewhat urgent item to share with you all.
 
When testing the new Tecsun PL-310ET in the MW shootout portion of this competition I had an uneasy feeling that this new model did not have the exact same MW performance as the original Tecsun PL-310 models introduced back in September of 2009. Those models were at the top of the Ultralight radio transoceanic DXing class at the time, and fanatics like myself were willing to overlook the model's little quirks (like the internally generated heterodynes, and the "soft mute" issue) in order to enjoy the radio's breakthrough DSP selectivity. At the time, we surmised that if Tecsun could only solve the heterodyne and soft mute issues, the PL-310 would become a near ideal split-frequency DXing model.
 
Unfortunately, it seems like Tecsun has chosen to go in the opposite direction with the new PL-310ET models. Somebody in China has apparently decided that more profit could be made if some of the internal shielding around the Si4734 DSP chip is eliminated, similar to what has been done in the recent PL-380 models. So now, in addition to a degraded heterodyne problem, the PL-310ET models have an additional digital whine issue on Medium Wave and Longwave. Unlike on the original PL-310's, grasping the radio over the top (with the palm on the display, and the fingers on the back cabinet) results in a digital whine. In addition to this, pressing any of the number buttons on the front panel to enter in a direct frequency will result in a digital hash noise-- similar to that of a rapid-fire machine gun. All of these new drawbacks are limited to Medium Wave and Longwave reception in the new PL-310ET models, and do not affect the radio's stellar performance on the FM band. Even so, it is disappointing that Tecsun has chosen to cut corners on radio quality in an attempt to increase profits. Since Tecsun is doing this now with both the PL-380 and PL-310 models, it is safe to assume that the same thing is in progress with the PL-606, PL-505 and other models. Further details on this issue will be included in the 2015 Ultralight Radio Shootout Review.
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
 
        


Air travel and carrying radios

Paul Blundell
 

Hi all,


It has been a few years since I have flown with any radios. We are looking at having some trips away this year and in to the future now that our daughter is born and my wife’s medial issues have been sorted out. 


As a general rule what is the best way to transport these for air travel? Carry on or in checked baggage? I will be carrying:

- 2 / 3 x Ultralight DXing radios including a weird looking Gary 7.5" Loopstick special.

- UHF CB handheld with charger and speaker mic

- Various wire aerials, batteries, chargers and other bits and pieces.


Any tips on packing these to avoid any possible issues at the airport?


Regards

Paul

http://ultralightdxing.blogspot.com.au




Re: New file uploaded to ultralightdx

Paul Blundell
 

I have now made some changes to this:

- This program now checks for invalid signal level entries and provides a warning of this.
- Database back process has been updated to run each time the program is used.
- General code update and clean up. 


- A total for S5 signal levels is also provided.


Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 1-30

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
High band Asian signals on 1503, 1566, 1575 and 1593 were the main attraction this morning, getting a fair boost from sunrise enhancement from 1515-1535. Low band TP's generally followed yesterday's pattern, however, as several promising signals seemed to fizzle with the daylight.
 
At my 1430 start time 594-JOAK, 603-HLSA and 972-HLCA were once again in and out with fair peaks, although they couldn't seem to build up any sustained strength. On the high band 1566-HLAZ was already at a good level, while 1377, 1503, 1575 and 1593 had intermittent audio in the darkness. Increasing daylight around 1510 saw the low band TP's slide into the noise for the most part, although both 594 and 603 had a few fair audio peaks again around 1530. Almost all the sunrise enhancement action was on the high band, with 1503 (JOUK?) reaching fair peaks from 1515-1530, as well as 1566-HLAZ (good), 1575-VOA (fair) and a mix of CNR1 (dominant) and NHK2 on 1593. The identity of the signal on 1503 was uncertain; at times the speech sounded like something other than Japanese, but with rapid fades (and 594 on the skids) there was no way to be certain. Best Asian signal of the morning was from 1566-HLAZ around 1525, reaching good levels in and out with a Chinese male sermon during its Christian program.
 
1566  HLAZ   Jeju, S. Korea   Good peaks in and out with Chinese male speech around 1525
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
7.5" loopstick C.Crane Skywave Ultralight +
15" FSL antenna 
 
 


New file uploaded to ultralightdx

ultralightdx@...
 

Hello,


This email message is a notification to let you know that
a file has been uploaded to the Files area of the ultralightdx
group.


File : /_db4LTULDXProject_30012015.zip
Uploaded by : paulgblundell <tanger32au@...>
Description : Updated : 30/01/2015


You can access this file at the URL:
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ultralightdx/files/_db4LTULDXProject_30012015.zip


To learn more about file sharing for your group, please visit:
https://help.yahoo.com/kb/index?page=content&y=PROD_GRPS&locale=en_US&id=SLN15398


Regards,


paulgblundell <tanger32au@...>


Re: DIY - Ultralight Radio Carry Case

Paul Blundell
 

Thanks for the reply and suggestion, I will do some research on these.


From: Jay Heyl yahoogroups@... [ultralightdx]
Sent: ‎30/‎01/‎2015 3:43 AM
To: ultralightdx@...
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Re: DIY - Ultralight Radio Carry Case

 

This latest entry having brought my attention to your original post, your mention of the inconvenience of having to carry an additional bag reminded me of a product I came across recently. There is a briefcase insert made by Lihit that resembles a portfolio case with some pockets on the front. I've not had one in hand but it looks like there's room for a couple small radios in the tabbed front pockets, Cables or other less fragile items could slide in behind. In the large zippered pocket is room for a log book and other reference materials. You could maybe fit a somewhat larger radio in there as long as it wasn't too thick. 

These are not meant to be a carry bag, just an organizer that would allow you to keep your essential items together and easily move them from bag to bag. Put inside another bag or backpack it should provide sufficient protection for most things.

This product is the Lihit Lab Teffa Bag in Bag. The smaller A5 bag is available at Amazon. The only place I know to get the larger A4 bag is Jet Pens. They deal in Japanese stationary items that are not widely marketed to the U.S. The Japanese have lots of very cool pens, pencils, and organizers that they don't market much outside Japan. Jet Pens makes many of these available to the U.S. market. I've purchased from them several times and they are a reliable source.

On Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 5:01 AM, tanger32au@... [ultralightdx] <ultralightdx@...> wrote:


Update: 29/01/2015.
After using this for a couple of months I have now made some changes as can be seen in the photos below. These changes include:
- Added a rubber-band to hold my logging notepad and sheets. This is attached to the rear of the case via a cable tie which has been drilled in to the case via two small holes.
- Added one of my stickers to the top :)
- Replaced the bubble wrap with a better fitting and quality type.
- Added earphones to my kit.

Original post with new photos:




Re: DIY - Ultralight Radio Carry Case

Jay Heyl
 

This latest entry having brought my attention to your original post, your mention of the inconvenience of having to carry an additional bag reminded me of a product I came across recently. There is a briefcase insert made by Lihit that resembles a portfolio case with some pockets on the front. I've not had one in hand but it looks like there's room for a couple small radios in the tabbed front pockets, Cables or other less fragile items could slide in behind. In the large zippered pocket is room for a log book and other reference materials. You could maybe fit a somewhat larger radio in there as long as it wasn't too thick. 

These are not meant to be a carry bag, just an organizer that would allow you to keep your essential items together and easily move them from bag to bag. Put inside another bag or backpack it should provide sufficient protection for most things.

This product is the Lihit Lab Teffa Bag in Bag. The smaller A5 bag is available at Amazon. The only place I know to get the larger A4 bag is Jet Pens. They deal in Japanese stationary items that are not widely marketed to the U.S. The Japanese have lots of very cool pens, pencils, and organizers that they don't market much outside Japan. Jet Pens makes many of these available to the U.S. market. I've purchased from them several times and they are a reliable source.

On Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 5:01 AM, tanger32au@... [ultralightdx] <ultralightdx@...> wrote:


Update: 29/01/2015.
After using this for a couple of months I have now made some changes as can be seen in the photos below. These changes include:
- Added a rubber-band to hold my logging notepad and sheets. This is attached to the rear of the case via a cable tie which has been drilled in to the case via two small holes.
- Added one of my stickers to the top :)
- Replaced the bubble wrap with a better fitting and quality type.
- Added earphones to my kit.

Original post with new photos:




Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 1-29

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
Despite some interesting low and high band signals around 1430 the increasing daylight didn't do much for the Asians this morning, with only a few high band regulars sticking around until 1540.
 
At my 1430 start time both 594-JOAK and 603-HLSA were managing fair peaks, along with 1377-CNR1, 1566-HLAZ, 1575-VOA and 1593-CNR1 on the high band. Unlike yesterday the low band Asians fizzled out pretty quickly after 1500, lacking any sunrise enhancement boost. The usual high band regulars on 1566, 1575 and 1593 (CNR1, all alone) were in and out of the noise with fair peaks from 1515-1540, with 1566-HLAZ managing a few good peaks for brief moments. Overall it was a typical late January performance, without any of the drama or variety of yesterday's session.
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
7.5" loopstick C.Crane Skywave Ultralight +
15" FSL antenna
 
 


Re: DIY - Ultralight Radio Carry Case

Paul Blundell
 

Update: 29/01/2015.
After using this for a couple of months I have now made some changes as can be seen in the photos below. These changes include:
- Added a rubber-band to hold my logging notepad and sheets. This is attached to the rear of the case via a cable tie which has been drilled in to the case via two small holes.
- Added one of my stickers to the top :)
- Replaced the bubble wrap with a better fitting and quality type.
- Added earphones to my kit.

Original post with new photos:


Re: Spam has been Zapped…….Jessica Eva is Gon e.

john howard
 

Darn, we were getting so close. :)


Ultralight DXing Websites or blogs

Paul Blundell
 

Does anybody run or know of any Ultralight DXing related blogs or websites? I am looking to build up a list of them on my blog.

If you do please share the URL with me :)


Paul


Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 1-28

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
Strange Asian conditions prevailed here this morning, with 1593 kHz featuring an unusual snarl between NHK2 and CNR1 around 1515. The low band also saw some improvement over yesterday, though, with several big guns reaching fair to good peaks after 1500.
 
At my 1430 start time the band sounded very similar to yesterday's, with 594, 603 (HLSA) and 693 at anemic levels, along with 1566, 1575 and 1593 at similar strength on the high band. Just after 1500 the low band got a boost, bringing 594-JOAK up to a brief good level, and 603-HLSA up to fair peaks in and out. These soon fizzled, but around 1515 an usual mix of NHK2 (dominant) and CNR1developed on 1593 kHz, which was the first time that 1593-NHK2 has ever managed decent signals here in Puyallup. After a mix of about 5 minutes NHK2 fizzled out around 1520, leaving CNR1 at a weak level until it also bailed around 1530. 1566-HLAZ and 1575-VOA both had their fair peaks around the same time as the 1593 mix, but neither sounded very vibrant. Such was the story of a rather bizarre session.
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
7.5" loopstick C.Crane Skywave Ultralight +
15" FSL antenna
 
 


Spam has been Zapped…….Jessica Eva is Gone.

robert ross
 

Hi Folks:

Jessica Eva has been Zapped from the List. She won't be bothering us with Spam again, until she rejoins under a New Name!!

Hope nobody made a Date with her!!!

By the way guys..You don't have to let us know when SPAM shows up on the list…we see it too and get rid of the offenders as soon as we possibly can. Thanks for your patience…

Compared to other lists I belong to….things get looked after here pretty quick, now that we have several Zappers on the Payroll!

Regards…ROB VA3SW

ULR List Moderator and Part Time Zapper.

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA


Re: Good Morning My Love

Sudipta Ghose VU2UT
 

Spam!

On Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 3:14 PM, Jessica Eva ultralightdx@... [ultralightdx] <ultralightdx@...> wrote:
 

Good Morning My Love

Click Here For Complete Album

http://cviez.com/a90qc

__________________________________




--
One of those ... ...


Good Morning My Love

Jessica Eva <ultralightdx@...>