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IRCA TIS/HAR list in progress

Phil Bytheway <phil_tekno@...>
 

I am now working on the update to the IRCA TIS/HAR list.
 
So far, I have downloaded the FCC database and compared it to the “list in progress”. I decided to add their “address” as location information which may help folks find the station. I have converted the station coordinates to Decimal format, which can be pasted into google/yahoo maps. I did a few spot checks of the coordinates to the “address” and discovered that some of the coordinates were “off”. I then decided to check all the coordinates using google maps and have marked those that are “off”. I indicated any differences I found.
 
Next step is to go through the various eGroups and DX bulletins to check for TIS/HAR loggings. Once that is done, the list will be ready to publish.
 
Plan is to publish the list in freq/state/city/location order. If anyone would prefer a different order, please let me know.
 
This edition should be the best edition for being able to find the station.
 
Note: I used the “street view” feature of google maps to check out several of the locations and was actually able to “look” at the station!! I gathered a few pictures of the various location types and may publish them in an article sometime in the future.
 
Phil Bytheway
IRCA Goodie Factory
Seattle WA
Drake R-7 / KIWA Loop


Re: A little question...

josephrot
 

BTW, if ones uses the sealed-gel-cell b atteries, like used in motorcycles and UPS (uninterpretable power supplies) be they supplying 6V or 12V (or more), you have the option to carefully choose a float-charger that can keep those batteries charged, say between uses, etc.

I also saw someone adapt a float charger used both on power mains and they also float-charged the batteries from mobile poewer sources too, say an automobile/van/truck, etc...and the process worked and has worked well.

Just a thought to pop that info out there...

Joe Rotello / Knoxville, TN / USA


Re: Newfoundland Ultralight Radio Log June 17

Michael <michael.setaazul@...>
 

----- Original Message -----

Today is the start of my 47th year in the Radio Dxing hobby .
It was on this day in 1968 that I heard my first long distance
station on AM radio .


Allen Willie VOPC1AA
Carbonear, Newfoundland

------------------------------------------------------------

CONGRATULATIONS !

I have never thought to count the years, but I was listening to
far countries on medium and shortwaves in the 1950s
on my first home-brew wireless set (sic!).

I could lift it with my little finger, so I would claim it as
a precursor ultra-light...

Michael


Re: # 600 on FM

Allen Willie
 

RE:  >>>>>  I heard FM station #600 on an ULR this past weekend.



 Richard Allen,


Near Perry OK.



Richard, 


Congratulations on logging your 600th station on FM with an Ultralight radio. That is an amazing accomplishment . Well done !   Always enjoy reading your posts . Thanks also for sharing your info regarding farthest distance heard etc. Very interesting !  Keep logging them !  



Good DX


Allen Willie

Carbonear, Newfoundland 



Newfoundland Ultralight Radio Log June 17

Allen Willie
 

Hello To All,


Today is the start of my 47th year in the Radio Dxing hobby . It was on this day in 1968 that I heard my first long distance station on AM radio . 


A great start to my day with a new catch on Ultralight radio early this morning around sunrise



1430 - WDIC - Clinchco, Virginia 7:28 UTC June 17 w/ "Real Country" ID's , 14-30 WDIC legal ID, classic country songs by Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Alan Jackson and others , matched webstream feed @ tunein.com also . Later mixing with and lost to usual WENE in New York 


Ultralight Station # 1249 



Receiver:   SRF - M37W  barefoot 



Good DX


Allen Willie  VOPC1AA 

Carbonear, Newfoundland 



Re: A little question...

Rik
 

I have a bunch of cables made up to operate radios from Sealed Lead Acid batteries. Mostly stolen cords from Wall Warts from the dump in town. Watch the polarity carefully. There are at least two common sizes of flat battery tabs and also I use square 6 volt rechargable Lantern batteries, so I just put red and black alligator clips on the cords for which ever battery I use. Red means center or tip and black means ring or outer surface of the barrel plug. If I use the radio often with the power cord I add a label or simply tie it to the handle if there is one. MCM offers a "Tiny Polarity  Checker" which lights LEDs to indicate polarity which is a handy way to double check after you connect the battery and before you plug the power cord into the radio.

I wonder if your PL-660 is defective or if they all eat batteries? My first PL-600 kept turning inself on in storage but stopped doing that after awhile. So did my first CR-1100. - FARMERIK


Re: A little question...

Michael <michael.setaazul@...>
 

Gordon, a regulated bigger battery power-supply is a good idea.
I do that with my pocket DAB radio which likewise eats
batteries. Just make sure the regulating circuitry doesn't
add noise. Battery power consumption can be a problem
with many of these receivers. Hence the preference
for rechargeables.

My vintage Sony icf SW1 is far less greedy. It is also
more sensitive on MW and LW than my 660 and 880.
The latter have selectivity advantages, but a higher
noise threshold due to the clever DSP. I use a single 8inch
ferrite with tuned LW and MW windings. Adjacent to
the SW1 I can hear signals that remain in the mush
when adjacent to the 660 and 880. It might be different
with a FSL, of course :-)

As a compromise, I am tempted, in this life or the next,
to try building a sensitive tuned frontend with RF amp
(or Q multiplier) to feed an existing ultralight.

Heresy?

Michael

----- Original Message -----

My PL-660 eats batteries so fast that I have to replace them every listening
session-about four or five hours. I'm about to cobble together an adapter
and run it off of a lead acid six volt battery that normally powers my RP2100.

Gordon Cooper
Bremerton WA


Re: A little question...

kitsaplorax
 

My PL-660 eats batteries so fast that I have to replace them every listening session-about four or five hours. I'm about to cobble together an adapter and run it off of a lead acid six volt battery that normally powers my RP2100.

73,

Gordon Cooper
Bremerton WA


Re: ULR FM DX #600

bbwrwy
 

Tha last sentence should read:

The spring and summer months are the most productive, and it fills the void between AM DX seasons.

Richard.


ULR FM DX #600

bbwrwy
 

I heard FM station #600 on an ULR this past weekend.


6/14/14

0531 UTC 91.3 MHz KDRB, "The Bus", Des Moines IA (100 kW @ 689 km/428 mi) heard via tropospheric signal enhancement (tropo) for URL FM #600.


New stations logged since are:


6/15/14

1735 UTC 88.1 MHz WYCE, Wyoming MI (10 kW @ 1238 km/769 mi) via E-skip.


6/16/14

1359 UTC 93.5 MHz KLMR-FM, Lamar CO (100 kW @ 575 km/357 mi) via tropo.

1526 UTC 94.9 MHz WWRM, "Magic 94 9", Tampa FL (97.3 kW @ 1713 km/1065 mi) via E-skip.

1536 UTC 88.1 MHz WJIS, "The Joy FM", Bradenton FL (100 kW @ 1746 km/1085 mi) via E-skip.


All were heard on a barefoot PL-606.  


Total number of stations heard is 604, with 204 by E-skip, from the Bahamas, Canada (5 provinces), México (12 estados) and the USA 35 states & DC), plus five via meteor scatter.  


The longest distance E-skip reception was CFRB-FM, Edmonton AB (2261 km/1405 mi).  The shortest was KNED, Scottsbluff NE (799 km/496 mi).  


The longest tropo reception was KFRQ, Harlingen TX (1138 km/702 mi).  KMXR-FM, Corpus Christi TX (959 km/596 mi), has been received by E-skip and tropo.  WRNS, Kinston NC; WMNX, Wilmington NC; and WPNE, Greenbay WI were heard by both meteor and E-skip.


My favorite catch so far has been ZNA-FM, "Radio Abaco", Marsh Harbour, Bahamas (2212 km/1374 mi).  Last week I received WNOW-FM, "AMP FM", from atop the Empire State Building in New York City.


If you haven't tried FM band DX-ing, now's the time to get started.  The spring and summer months are the most productive, and it fills the void between FM DX season.


Good DX everyone.


Richard.


Richard Allen,

Near Perry OK.




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Newfoundland Ultralight Radio Logs June 14

Allen Willie
 

Hello To All,



Two new entries for the Ultralight radio logbook early this morning 




1640 - WSJP - Sussex, Wisconsin 7:06 UTC 8/14/14 w/ religious talk, Relevant Radio ID's by man , promos 


Ultralight Station # 1247 heard from Newfoundland 





1220 - VENEZUELA - YVVM Radio Venezuela, Valencia  7:14 UTC 8/14/14 w/ Spanish talk and ID by man ment. " AM en Carabobo" and " Valencia " Spanish vocals


Ultralight Station # 1248 heard from Newfoundland





Receiver:  Sony SRF-M37W  barefoot 



Good DX


Allen Willie  VOPC1AA

Carbonear, Newfoundland 



PL380 excitement 4-13 June..

Dan Sheedy <wpe6bvt@...>
 

15410 AIR (Bengaluru) 1048-1100* 4-6 June. Poor-fair in EG w/ chat, full ID/sked @ closing while looking for RFS which was apparently on a "time-out" that week w/ restart on 9 April & now on 15430 1100-1130, 15420 1130-1200, 15410 1200-1230.
           
15410 AIR (Panaji) *1115-1120+ 7 June. Poor w/ IS/ID & opening in Thai.

11815a Radio Brasil Central 0200-0206+ 8 June. Tnx Glenn Hauser's tip, found RBC reactivated  w/ PY rock/ballads, nice DJ chat across TOH w/ a couple IDs + phone/SMS #s (sounded like them @ least)..mediocre-to-bleah signal, but readable & better than SRDA-11765.
 
17560 CRI (Kashi-Saibagh) 1350-1357* 10 June. Doing fair-OK in FR w/ CH movie info ("cinema, Beijing"), sked/ID/email/web & postal addresses, CRI theme..sked 12-1357.
 
6020 Shiokaze/Sea Breeze (Yamata) 1407 9 June & 1349 10 June. Back here as of 5 June in JP on Mondays 1330-1430 & CH 1330-14/KR 14-1430 Tuesdays..with Shiokaze off 6135, Voice of Freedom (+ a bit of residual "whoop-whoop" jammer for Shiokaze + NK's house-blend of white noise) is (mostly) clear.
 
11815/12045 Radio Japan 1500+ 12 June. ID/sked/freqs in JP w/ '815  regular sked to 1500 then "Radio Japan emergency" programming 1500-1655..'045 opens slightly early @ 1455 mid-sentence (sked 15-17).
 
11805 BBC (Talata-Volondry)/15420 (Meyerton) 1443-1459* 12 June, *1400+ 13 June. Somali programming 14-15..usually better on 11805, but the *1400 is covered by the tailend of CNR1 jamming of VOA CH f/ 13-14..Meyerton closes around :57 & T-V hangs around until :59 most mornings.
 
12075 BBC (Dhabbaya) *1500-07+ 12 June. Nice "yeh BBC Urdu Service.." ID & Iraq/World Cup news + sports @ :06..also hrd 11 June 1558-1600* w/ sked, BBC WS website.
 
hope the ULR crew is enjoying good listening during the last days of Spring..
 
cheers from the beach..
 
Dan
WB6FJD


Re: A few logs from darwin Australia

Phil from Darwin
 

Great article and video Gary.

I wonder if that Unid 855 was 3CR Melbourne?

I look forward to hearing about the next dxpedition.

Regards and 73

Phil


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Re: A few logs from darwin Australia

Gary DeBock
 

Hi Phil,
 
<<<   Looking at my map Oregon looks about equidistant to Darwin and NZ. Perhaps aim for 657 which is the 2KW ABC RN here in Darwin (there's a big North Korean on this frequency though), but also 639 Katherine or 684 Tennant Creek.   >>>
 
Well, even though Darwin may be about the same distance from the Oregon coast as NZ, the Kiwi stations have the advantage of a straight salt water path to the site, and that particular cliff has a face directed straight at New Zealand. The Kiwi stations act like they own the place, with ground-wave like propagation during our sunrise enhancement period in July (1200-1330 UTC).
 
Once in a while the Kiwi stations let some Australian signals sneak in on "their" frequencies, but it doesn't happen very often. Last July's DXpedition report (posted at http://www.mediafire.com/view/2eypa6ga0buq3c2/July_2013_Oregon_Cliff.doc ) details the bizarre situation.
 
I'll keep trying for a station in NT, though :-)
 
73, Gary
 
   
 
 
 
 

-----Original Message-----
From: rubbersoul1991@... [ultralightdx]
To: ultralightdx
Sent: Tue, Jun 10, 2014 8:54 pm
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] A few logs from darwin Australia

 
Hi Gary and Paul

783 AL punches out a big signal down south. At least you have one more NT station than I have Tasmanian stations Paul!

Looking at my map Oregon looks about equidistant to Darwin and NZ. Perhaps aim for 657 which is the 2KW ABC RN here in Darwin (there's a big North Korean on this frequency though), but also 639 Katherine or 684 Tennant Creek.

73

Phil


Re: A few logs from darwin Australia

Phil from Darwin
 

Hi Gary and Paul

783 AL punches out a big signal down south. At least you have one more NT station than I have Tasmanian stations Paul!

Looking at my map Oregon looks about equidistant to Darwin and NZ. Perhaps aim for 657 which is the 2KW ABC RN here in Darwin (there's a big North Korean on this frequency though), but also 639 Katherine or 684 Tennant Creek.

73

Phil


Re: A few logs from darwin Australia

Gary DeBock
 

Hi Paul (and Phil),
 
<<<  You get the benefits of being closer to the Asia stations where as I get the benefit of being closer to NZ stations.
I have only managed to log one NT station, 8AL on 783kHz.    >>>
 
Well, that's one more NT station than I've been able to receive, Paul :-)  It's unlikely that I'll ever be able to receive it, either, since the Kiwi station 783-Access Radio comes in like a local whenever the frequency opens up on the Oregon cliff.
 
Next month I'll be trying again for my first NT station-- and probably come away with a few more Kiwi stations as a consolation prize (so far I've received 22 of them).
 
73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
 
 
   
 
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Blundell tanger32au@... [ultralightdx]
To: ultralightdx
Sent: Mon, Jun 9, 2014 6:28 pm
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] A few logs from darwin Australia

 
Hi Phil,

Yes we are :). You get the benefits of being closer to the Asia stations where as I get the benefit of being closer to NZ stations.
I have only managed to log one NT station, 8AL on 783kHz.

I am glad you like my website, I have been away from the hobby for the past 6 weeks, busy with some other projects so the website has not been updated, I am very glad to be back in it.

Regards
Paul


On Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 11:06 AM, rubbersoul1991@... [ultralightdx] <ultralightdx@...> wrote:
 
Hello Paul

Thanks for making contact. We are nearly at opposite ends of the country! Your website looks interesting. I see you've made a few good loggings with the PL380. I look forward to following your progress.

Regards, Phil


Re: A few logs from darwin Australia

Paul Blundell
 

Hi Phil,

Yes we are :). You get the benefits of being closer to the Asia stations where as I get the benefit of being closer to NZ stations.
I have only managed to log one NT station, 8AL on 783kHz.

I am glad you like my website, I have been away from the hobby for the past 6 weeks, busy with some other projects so the website has not been updated, I am very glad to be back in it.

Regards
Paul


On Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 11:06 AM, rubbersoul1991@... [ultralightdx] <ultralightdx@...> wrote:
 

Hello Paul


Thanks for making contact. We are nearly at opposite ends of the country! Your website looks interesting. I see you've made a few good loggings with the PL380. I look forward to following your progress.

Regards, Phil



Re: A few logs from darwin Australia

Phil from Darwin
 

Hello Paul

Thanks for making contact. We are nearly at opposite ends of the country! Your website looks interesting. I see you've made a few good loggings with the PL380. I look forward to following your progress.

Regards, Phil

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