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Oregon Cliff (Rockwork 4) Ultralight DU's for 7-19

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
Well, Nick certainly wasn't wrong about the Kiwi stations going on a romp at the ocean coast today. Several of them (594, 603, 1017 and 1386) managed their best signals of the entire week, while 1017-A3Z in Tonga finally had a late sign off around 1205, rising in and out of splatter from a Spanish domestic pest on 1020. This was the last day of the Rockwork 4 DXpedition, and it certainly seemed like one of the best.
 
At the 1100 UTC start time it was obvious that 1017-Tonga was still on the frequency, although splatter from the 1020-Spanish pest made reception dicey. Tonga was showing up only about 20% of the time, with the usual male and female voices slowly speaking a foreign language on "island time" (bizarre pauses between sentences). I was able to make a few MP3's as the station rose above the splatter occasionally, but hopes of making a nice recording of the sign off (like Bill W.'s awesome recording at Grayland last year) were dashed as the Spanish pest went on the warpath after 1200. In any case, 1017-Tonga was the fifth DU country to be received during the DXpedition, after NZ, Australia, Tahiti and Fiji. Kiwi stations were extremely potent after 1200, with 531-PI equaling its "strongest DU signal ever" level at 1230, and both 594-NZ Rhema and 603-r.Waatea pegging the PL-380 S/N with awesome signals around 1255. The 2.5 kW Kiwi station on 1017 was potent indeed at 1241, while the Australian big guns 702-2BL and 774-3LO made their first appearances. South Australian blaster 891-5AN once again pegged the PL-380 S/N at 1313, while about 15 other Kiwis and Aussies managed audio on the wild morning. Altogether the 7-day DXpedition at the sheer ocean cliff site was one of the most thrilling experiences any DXer could possibly have, and I'm happy that Perseus-SDR DXer Chuck was able to share in the fun on a couple of days. The new 15" DXpedition FSL made DU-DXing a lot of fun, and provided a new level of sensitivity to chase even the most obscure Kiwi stations. 
 
531  PI   Auckland, NZ   (5 kW)   This awesome Samoan-language Kiwi station pegged the PL-380 S/N on all 7 days this
             week, and finished off the DXpedition with this monster signal at 1230, equaling its "strongest DU ever" level
 
594  NZ-Rhema   Timaru/ Wanagnui, NZ   (5 kW/ 2 kW)   Low-powered Christian network pegging the PL-380 S/N with a
             monster signal at 1252; this was the strongest signal ever received from this network in 10 ocean coast DXpeditions
 
603  Radio Waatea   Auckland, NZ   (5 kW)   Pegging the PL-380 S/N at 1250 with pop music and Maori ID; strongest signal
             from this Maori language station all week long
 
792  4RN   Brisbane, Australia   (25 kW)   First appearance all week for this RN network big gun with female interview // 567
            at 1302; no sign of the Kiwi co-channel Radio Sport, which held down the frequency for most of the week
 
891  5AN   Adelaide, Australia   (50 kW)   LR network big gun managing another huge signal with pop music and male-
           female interview at 1313, pegging the PL-380 S/N for the second time this week
 
1017  A3Z   Nuku'alofa, Tonga   (10 kW)   The usual foreign-language male speaker rising up out of 1020 splatter at 1154
           Good-level interval music and the same male speaker at 1158 before the 1020 Spanish pest reclaimed the
 
1017  Radio Sport/ Newstalk ZB   Christchurch, NZ   (2.5 kW)   Excellent signal from this low-powered Kiwi station at 1241;
           female voice advertisement end end of MP3 with "right here in New Zealand"
 
1386  Radio Tarana   Auckland, NZ   (10 kW)   Female-voiced Hindu music at fair-good level around 1311; best signal
           managed during the DXpedition
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (back in Puyallup, WA, USA)
DXing at the Rockwork 4 ocean cliff site in Tillamook Co., OR
7.5" loopstick Tecsun PL-380 Ultralight +
New 15" DXpedition FSL antenna
 
 
 
  
             
 
     


Re: Oregon Cliff (Rockwork 4) Ultralight DU's for 7-18

Gary DeBock
 

Thanks, Tony.
 
The one-week DXpedition to the "Kiwi Cliff" was a real thrill, with several very obscure NZ stations (at least for here on the North American west coast) showing up on the PL-380 + 15" FSL antenna combo. I'll attach a photo of the new antenna and sleep-deprived DXer (with a T-shirt to fit in with the propagation) at the ocean cliff site this week.
 
73. Gary
 
 
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Tony King tonyzl@... [ultralightdx] <ultralightdx@...>
To: ultralightdx
Sent: Sat, Jul 19, 2014 4:08 pm
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: Oregon Cliff (Rockwork 4) Ultralight DU's for 7-18

 
Great DU reception Gary. This link may be of interest which shows when NZ stations operated by RNZ are off air for maintenance - about 4.a.m. to 8.a.m. PST.

Altho off season for US stations here X band is active (0500 UTC) before the Aussies peak, with 1610 Anguilla, 1640 KDIA, 1670 KHPY, 1700 XEPE/KVNS. Best regards to all

Tony


Re: Oregon Cliff (Rockwork 4) Ultralight DU's for 7-18

Tony King <tonyzl@...>
 

Great DU reception Gary. This link may be of interest which shows when NZ stations operated by RNZ are off air for maintenance - about 4.a.m. to 8.a.m. PST.

Altho off season for US stations here X band is active (0500 UTC) before the Aussies peak, with 1610 Anguilla, 1640 KDIA, 1670 KHPY, 1700 XEPE/KVNS. Best regards to all

Tony


Four Tuned Air Loop Antennas For Sale

Everett N4CY
 

I have four, very unique and one of a kind, tuned air core loop antennas for sale, each of the loops are hexagonal shaped and are works of art. They are made from quarter sawn Red Oak and wound with 330/46 Litz wire. They are each mounted on Lazy Susan's. They have high Q Russian variable capacitors with a 3:1 reduction drive and have coupling loops that are connected to a matching transformer to give a 50 ohm output. Two of the loops are 1 meter in size, one is for MW covering 470 to 1745 KHz, the other 1 meter loop in for LW covering from 150 to 630 KHz.
 
One of the loops is a dual band design, covering 480 to 1960 KHz and the second band covers 1870 to 4480 KHz. The smallest loop is the equivalent of a 2' box loop, but is hexagonal shaped and covers the MW band.  
 
I will not ship any of these loop antennas, as they could be easily damaged in shipment. I live in Tuscaloosa, AL, so any buyer would have to pick them up at my home. If anyone has interest in any of these antennas and needs more information and pictures please email me off list, everettsharp (at) A O L.
 
Everett N8CNP



Oregon Cliff (Rockwork 4) Ultralight DU's for 7-18

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
Intense Kiwi propagation slacked off slightly at the Cliff this morning as a few Australian stations managed to finally show up at decent levels. The regular New Zealand blasters like 531-PI were at their normal meltdown strength, but very obscure Kiwis like 576-TheWord no longer held down their frequencies over Aussie big guns. The most interesting signal of the morning was on 558, though, as Radio Fiji One (the last surviving AM station in Fiji) made a very rare appearance over daytimer 560-KSFO's splatter.
 
The Rockwork 4 ocean cliff featured awesome scenery at the 1100 UTC (0400 local) start time, as the half moon reflected beautifully off the smooth ocean surface 400 feet (122m) below the site. Chuck had wrapped up his two day visit yesterday, after we compared notes briefly on our DU-DXing results. He seems to have hit the peak of the Kiwi-centered DX, as this morning's results were slightly more balanced. The Kiwi big guns took quite a while before hitting their stride, with 531-PI waiting until 1225 to hit an S9 level (when Chuck was here, it was S9 well before 1200 on both days). At 1233 I noticed a strong heterodyne on pest 560-KSFO's signal, and figured that it must be a rare appearance of the Kiwi 558-Radio Sport (heard at cape Perpetua last August, for the first time). Upon tuning in, however, I heard the Polynesian choral music typical of Radio Fiji One, familiar to all DU-DXers from the now-defunct 639 kHz station. With no parallel to check or WiFi to access a web stream, the Polynesian choral music was about as much identity confirmation  as I was likely to get (no other station on the frequency plays this format). It was the first time in four years that I've been able to get a decent signal from 558-Fiji, and certainly a big surprise in this Kiwi-slanted DXpedition. I wish that Chuck could have stuck around for a third day and snag it also, but he mentioned the need to catch up on sleep (something of which I am all too familiar).
 
531  PI   Auckland, NZ  (5 kW) Beautiful Samoan music at s9+ level around 1227; this station seems immune to
                 any type of propagation drop off during the entire month of July (six days straight of S9+ signals this week) 
 
558  Radio Fiji One   Suva, Fiji  (10 kW)   Typical Polynesian choral music building up strength at 1233 to break free of
                 daytimer 560-KSFO splatter; first DXpedition appearance in four years for me
 
576  2RN    Sydney, Australia  (50 kW)   Aussie big gun finally managing a good signal with a female to female interview
                 after chasing this week's obscure Kiwi overachiever 576-The Word off of the frequency
 
603  Radio Waatea   Auckland, New Zealand   (5 kW)   Maori rhythm music slightly underpowered this morning as the
                 intense Kiwi propagation takes a break
 
738   Radio Polynesie   Mahina, Tahiti  (20 kW)   For Nick-- the typical meltdown signal of this station at Rockwork 4 each
                 morning in July
 
891   5AN   Brisbane, Australia   (50 kW)   Aussie LR network big gun plus one anemic DU co-channel (The Breeze?)
 
936   Chinese Voice   Auckland, NZ   (1 kW)   Deep-voiced male Chinese speaker (plus weak co-channel)--
                  late at 1315-- maybe the answer to 603-HLSA's late night announcer?
 
1008   Newstalk ZB   Tauranga, NZ  (10 kW)   The best signal managed so far from this Kiwi station, with news and
                 multiple ID's at 1303 
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Cannon Beach, OR)
DXing at the Rockwork 4 ocean cliff site in
Tillamook Co., OR
7.5" loopstick Tecsun PL-380 Ultralight +
New 15" DXpedition FSL antenna
 
 


Re: Oregon Cliff (Rockwork 4) Ultralight DU's for 7-17...Wild!

Allen Willie
 


RE:


Hello All,
 
Chuck and I again hit the Rockwork 4 ocean cliff around 1100 UTC this early morning, with Chuck setting up his small flag antenna for Perseus-SDR spectrum capture, and my own 15" FSL antenna and PL-380 Ultralight radio set up for independent DXing about 100 feet southeast at the same Highway 101 turnoff. Strong New Zealand propagation was again in effect throughout sunrise enhancement, although some weak Australian signals did come out of the noise way under the Kiwis.
 
My top priority was to go after the very obscure 2.5 kW New Zealand station 576-The Word, which had apparently never been received on the North American west coast because of the Aussie big gun 2RN on the same frequency. A trace of this station showed up yesterday at the cliff, but I was out for solid evidence. My luck held up as the twisted Kiwi propagation prevailed for yet another morning, providing solid reception of DU English Bible reading on 576-The Word at 1246. In addition the Kiwi-slanted propagation provided the strongest MP3 yet of Chinese from the 1 kW station 936-Chinese Voice in Auckland, and in the freakish signal category, the strongest DU signal that I've ever heard (during any DXpedition) from 531-PI at 1253. Chuck and I shared notes at various times during the morning session, and it was great having an experienced DXer offering his perspective on the freakish New Zealand propagation. Rockwork 4 is definitely a unique place-- the perfect cure for any DXing boredom!

Gary,

Great catches you had there on the West Coast this morning, especially that solid signal on 531 .  Those are the sort of days it makes it all worthwhile getting up for . You are definitely correct when you mention you location there as very unique when it comes to reception !.  Good continued DX to you and Chuck.

I'm hoping to hit the " Hope Lookout " tomorrow for pre-sunrise time.

Allen Willie
Carbonear, NL


Newfoundland Ultralight Radio Log Jul 18

Allen Willie
 

 Hello To All,


  Another new catch on Ultralight radio early this morning


 820 khz - BRAZIL - Radio Aparecida, ZYK 542 Aparecida 7:20 UTC 7/18/14 w/ man in Portuguese with religious talk, then into other programming with promos, ads, mention of Brazil , ID's // webfeed on tunein.com


 Ultralight Station # 1271    Latin Station # 285


 Receiver: Sony SRF - M37W barefoot


Good DX

Allen Willie
Carbonear, Newfoundland


Oregon Cliff (Rockwork 4) Ultralight DU's for 7-17...Wild!

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
Chuck and I again hit the Rockwork 4 ocean cliff around 1100 UTC this early morning, with Chuck setting up his small flag antenna for Perseus-SDR spectrum capture, and my own 15" FSL antenna and PL-380 Ultralight radio set up for independent DXing about 100 feet southeast at the same Highway 101 turnoff. Strong New Zealand propagation was again in effect throughout sunrise enhancement, although some weak Australian signals did come out of the noise way under the Kiwis.
 
My top priority was to go after the very obscure 2.5 kW New Zealand station 576-The Word, which had apparently never been received on the North American west coast because of the Aussie big gun 2RN on the same frequency. A trace of this station showed up yesterday at the cliff, but I was out for solid evidence. My luck held up as the twisted Kiwi propagation prevailed for yet another morning, providing solid reception of DU English Bible reading on 576-The Word at 1246. In addition the Kiwi-slanted propagation provided the strongest MP3 yet of Chinese from the 1 kW station 936-Chinese Voice in Auckland, and in the freakish signal category, the strongest DU signal that I've ever heard (during any DXpedition) from 531-PI at 1253. Chuck and I shared notes at various times during the morning session, and it was great having an experienced DXer offering his perspective on the freakish New Zealand propagation. Rockwork 4 is definitely a unique place-- the perfect cure for any DXing boredom!
 
531  PI   Auckland, NZ  (5 kW)   Freakishly strong signal with a Samoan call-in program at 1253-- the strongest DU signal
               that I've ever heard http://www.mediafire.com/listen/azwdpwb6zj2x0q4/531-PI-1253z071714PL380.MP3  
 
531  UnID Australian   A big surprise-- an Australian pop music station showing up way under the nuclear-powered 531-PI
               at 1233. Unfortunately the Australian just didn't have the steam to get through the Kiwi-slanted propagation with
               any real identity clues. This was the first DU competition that 531-PI has had for 5 days at the Cliff
 
576  The Word Radio   Hamilton, NZ  (2.5 kW)   Very obscure Kiwi station with fair-level Bible reading at 1246, fading into 
               a mix with (apparently) a weak 2RN signal. Twisted Kiwi propagation provided this bizarre logging
 
585  UnID  Australian   The mystery of the morning-- a weak DU English station not // with 603-R. Waatea (i.e. not the Kiwi
               Maori station Radio Ngati Porou) with male-female speech at 1238. Previous experience would indicate that this 
               might be 585-2WEB ("Outback Radio"), but I have no definite clues
               Apparently the same station, with weak music at 1313. If someone knows this song title, I would appreciate the
               information (2WEB's David Sharp is a member of our Ultralight group, and can check a song title in his log)
 
603  Radio Waatea   Auckland, NZ  (5kW)   Maori music and speech at typical strength at 1240, // 765-R.kahungunu
 
828  UnID-DU   Female DU speech at 1303, most likely from the 2 kW NZ station Radio Trackside/ Live Sport due to
               freakish Kiwi propagation
 
936  Chinese Voice   Auckland, NZ  (1 kW)  Chinese at fair level from this very low powered Kiwi station-- an apparent
              DX distance record for Ultralight radio reception of a 1 kW station in North America (but heard by Bill W. at a
              strong level previously at Grayland)
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Cannon Beach, OR)
DXing at the Rockwork 4 ocean side cliff on Highway 101 (Tillamook Co,, OR)
Tecsun PL-380 Ultralight radio + 15" DXpedition FSL antenna
 
  
              
                    


DX Tests

Phil Bytheway <phil_tekno@...>
 

DX TESTS
Brandon Jordan – PO Box 338 – Rossville TN  38066
E-mail: bdjorda@...

Brandon Jordan is our new DX Tests co-ordinator, working for both IRCA and NRC. He has established the above PO Box/email for correspondence. He is also available at 901-592-9847 or FAX: 866-240-4221.

Brandon has registered dxtests.net url and will be working on getting a Wordpress blog set up there in preparation for the upcoming season. He is also anticipating former DX Test workers to be assisting him in his efforts. In addition, he is also considering arranging DX tests on SW stations.

DX Tests are “arranged” with various AM stations across the US and Canada. A DX Test broadcast would most likely be conducted sometime in the overnight hours, between midnight and 6:00 am typically just after midnight, or just prior to 6 am. These are the best hours for an AM station to skip to distant locations.
   
DX Test broadcasts used to be popular during the early days of AM radio, and they continue to this day. When done overnight, they’re perfectly within FCC regulations, as is broadcasting with full authorized power under the "Experimental Hours" rules of 47CFR73.72. In fact, stations have often combined DX Tests with needed maintenance work or proof-of-performance testing, and engineers have often told us that the reception reports they received indicated the quality and strength of their signal, and gave them an opportunity to see how far it travels under varying conditions.

Tests typically consist of tones and easily identifiable music such as marches, polkas or anything else you might classify as eclectic. This kind of material really cuts through the interference and makes a station easily recognizable. Morse code identifications using a 1000 Hz modulated tone are also widely used. Recordings for broadcast during a DX Test can be provided by our committee.

Please join us in welcoming Brandon on-board for the next DX season. We anticipate hearing from him often.
 
Phil Bytheway
IRCA President / Goodie Factory
Seattle WA
Drake R-7 / KIWA Loop


IRCA Convention

Phil Bytheway <phil_tekno@...>
 

2014 IRCA 50th Anniversary Convention – Billings, Montana

The 2014 IRCA 50th Anniversary Convention will be held in Billings, Montana on September 19th and 20th. John and Nancy Johnson of Mesa, Arizona are your convention hosts and will arrive a couple of days before the convention. The convention will be held at the Lexington Inn & Suites by Vantage located at 3040 King Avenue West. IRCA members are eligible to receive a special room rate of $95.00(US) per night plus 7% Lodging Tax & $1.00(US) TBID fees. A limited block of rooms have been set aside so you will want to make your reservations early. Please mention “IRCA-International Radio Club of America” when making your reservation for the special IRCA member’s rate. You may call them directly at 406-294-9090 or toll-free 1-877-488-4649. You will need to give them a credit card number and check-in and check-out dates. They do offer an airport shuttle. The parking area is quite large. With this rate you will enjoy the following COMPLIMENTARY top quality amenities to enhance your stay

* A 100% SMOKE-FREE and PET FREE to ensure a healthy environment,
* Guest rooms featuring beautiful furniture, sitting areas, spacious bright bathrooms, pillow-top mattresses, upgraded bed and bath linens and exceptionally quiet rooms,
* New Panasonic flat-screen TVs, iHome radios,
* Comfortable and well-lit workspaces with secure high-speed internet desk access,
* Voice mail and free local calls within the (406) area code,
* Free Internet – wired and wireless,
* Indoor swimming pool with hot tub, changing room and outdoor patio, fitness center,
* Hot continental breakfast. Some gluten items available for purchase.

For more information about Lexington Inn & Suites by Vantage go to LexingtonBillings.com

Radio station tours will be scheduled for Friday morning and afternoon. A tour of Connoisseur Media’s stations is almost finalized. Stations include News-talk KYYA-730, ESPN KBLG-910, Sky KRKX-94.1, The Zone KRZN-96.3, MY 105.9 KWMY, and KLPN-106.7 The Planet. Details will be updated as more tours are added. There will also be a tour of KTVQ 2.1 / Billings CW 2.2 on Friday evening to watch a live production of the 10 PM News. Tours are subject to availability of guides and may be subject to change. There will be several talks presented during the convention.

Tentative Schedule:

Friday September 19
  9 AM – registrations
10 AM – Station Tour
11 AM – Station Tour
12 PM – Open Lunch
  2 PM – Station Tour
  3 PM – Station Tour
  4 PM – Open session
  6 PM – Pizza Ranch – IRCA picks up the tab
  7:30 PM – Talk
  9 PM – KTVQ tour lasting through 10 PM Newscast

Saturday September 20
10 AM – Talk
11 AM – Talk
12-2 PM – Open Lunch
  2 PM – Talk
  3 PM – Talk
  4 PM – IRCA Business meeting
  5 PM – Open session
  6 PM – Banquet – Montana Rib & Chop House
  8 PM – Auction

Hungry? You’ll discover Billings, Montana is filled with numerous places to eat. There is a Johnny Carino’s adjacent to the convention hotel. A few blocks away there is a Pizza Ranch where we will gather on Friday evening. IRCA will pay for this event. Pizza Ranch is a buffet facility featuring pizza and broasted chicken. You can even ask for them to make a pizza your way. The Saturday night convention banquet will be held at the Montana Rib and Chop House.

Registration for club* members is just $35.00(US) (Does NOT include the banquet – details of the banquet will be announced later). Non-club member’s registration is $50.00(US) which includes a one year membership in the IRCA. (Hint: Save money, a one year membership in the IRCA is less than the increased registration fee for non-members. Join the IRCA now.) You may pay in advance by check or PayPal. If paying by PayPal, please add $1.00(US) to cover the $1.34(US) additional charges added on by PayPal. Use this PayPal address: john@... and include a message that the money if for the IRCA convention registration. If paying via check, make that out to John C Johnson and mail to 2922 S Olivewood, Mesa, AZ 85212-2923.

* Club membership in IRCA, NRC, or WTFDA qualifies for the $35.00(US) registration fee. Non club members are encouraged to join the IRCA.

More details about the convention will be announced later. Check out the IRCA Facebook site too! If you have any questions please contact John Johnson at john@...


 
Phil Bytheway
IRCA President / Goodie Factory
Seattle WA
Drake R-7 / KIWA Loop


Oregon Cliff (Rockwork 4) Ultralight DU's for 7-16

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
It was a pleasure to welcome noted DXpeditioner Chuck Hutton to the humble Highway 101 turnoff this morning-- possibly for the psychological assurance that somebody else was also fanatical enough to chase DX on the side of an ocean side cliff on busy Highway 101 at 0400 local time (actually, Bill was there before me, at around 0300, to set up his small flag antenna). So with the reassurance that both of us were indeed halfway normal, we proceeded to chase Kiwi DX in both an "Apples and Oranges" setup (Perseus SDR + Flag antenna, and PL-380 Ultralight Radio + FSL antenna).
 
Fortunately Chuck encountered the same New Zealand-slanted propagation that I have been experiencing for the past 3 days (which happens often at Rockwork 4, but which is particularly intense this week). We both DXed independently, so the report below contains only the Ultralight + FSL highlights of the session. Once again it was primarily an all-Kiwi session, with S/N pegging signals from 531-PI, 567-RNZ and 657-Southern Star. At the 1115 UTC start time New Zealand stations were already on the warpath, with 531-PI leading the charge at an S-9 level. Signals continued to improve until the peak sunrise enhancement from 1230-1300, including the strongest signals ever received from 567-RNZ and 657-Southern Star. Despite multiple searches the Australians seemed to be back in hibernation, with the intense Kiwis totally shutting them out on all the low band frequencies. Around 1256 UTC a fairly decent carrier finally showed up on 576, and I figured that the Aussie big gun 2RN was finally making its first appearance this week. When tuning in, however, I heard a fairly weak station with a solemn DU voice reading something (or maybe preaching), backed up by a two-tone organ-- with apparent mentions of "the Lord" at :54 and :57 into the MP3 recording. Because this format doesn't sound at all like the Aussie big gun 2RN, it makes me wonder whether the intense Kiwi propagation delivered a very rare New Zealand station apparently never before heard on the west coast-- the 2.5 kW The Word/ Bible Radio in Hamilton. The only Aussie to make it through the twisted propagation was the Brisbane big gun 1116-4BC, which somehow managed to deliver a vibrant signal around 1247. Chuck and I wrapped up DXing around 1330, and plan to hit the Rockwork 4 cliff again very early on Thursday morning.
 
531 PI   Auckland, NZ  (5 kW)   Another day, another thunderous PI recording-- so what else is new?
 
567  RNZ  Wellington, NZ  (50 kW)   Monster signal from the Kiwi big gun pegging the PL-380 S/N with news at 1302;
              this was the strongest signal it's managed during any of the ocean cliff DXpeditions
 
576  UnID-DU   Weak DU English speech with apparent religious format-- possibly the 2.5 kW New Zealand station?
 
603  Radio Waatea   Auckland, NZ (5 kW)   The standard late-night Maori male announcer showing up on 585-603-765
 
657  Southern Star  Wellington, NZ  (50/ 10 kW)  Huge signal at 1224 with Christian hymns and female DU speech
 
783  Access Radio  Wellington, NZ  (10 kW)   Temporarily vibrant with pop music at 1311
 
1116  4BC   Brisbane, Australia  (17kW/ 6.3 kW)   The sole Aussie signal managing to get through Kiwi-slanted propagation
              this morning, with vibrant speech around 1251
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Cannon Beach, OR)
DXing at the Rockwork 4 ocean side cliff on Highway 101
7.5" loopstick Tecsun PL-380 Ultralight +
 
 
 
   


Newfoundland Ultralight Radio Log Jul 16

Allen Willie
 

Hello To All,


Another new catch on Ultralight radio last night


945 khz - ENGLAND - Smooth Radio, Sussex 2:06 UTC 7/16/14 w/ Smooth Radio ID's , songs by The Stylistics and Abba ( France Info regularly heard here has recently left the frequency )

 

Ultralight Station # 1270     Trans - Atlantic Station # 506


Receiver: Sony SRF - M37W barefoot


Good DX

Allen Willie VOPC1AA

Carbonear, Newfoundland


defect pl390

Marc Coevoet
 

Hello,

How can I repair a defect volume button?
It is a pl390. (same as a pl380 button).

Change the software and put volume on 50% would have been an idea ;-)

When batteries are taken out, volume falls to ZERO. Before, I could still use it as in input to my car stereo, and add a roof mouted antenna (w / wo antenna tuner for am/SW).


Marc
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Oregon Cliff (Rockwork 4) Ultralight DU's for 7-15

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
Kiwi propagation returned with a vengeance to the Rockwork 4 ocean cliff this early morning, with 531-PI, 567-RNZ and 765-Radio Kahungunu (2.5 kW) all pegging the PL-380 S/N display at times. All the New Zealand regulars (531, 594, 603, 657, 675, 684, 765 and 1008) were in at decent levels from 1215-1245, and even the Maori underachiever 585-Radio Ngati Porou made a rare appearance (// 603-Waatea). Weak Chinese was heard on 936 for the first time as well, and with only one real possibility during the all-Kiwi propagation, the 1 kW Auckland station was probably heard on the west coast for the first time.
 
At the 1100 UTC (0400 local start time it was obvious that New Zealand stations were going to go on a romp, and they didn't wait until daybreak to do so. During peak enhancement around 1230 every Kiwi station that I tried for was showing up, and I decided to try for a long-time challenge-- the 1 kW Chinese station in Auckland, 936-Chinese Voice Radio. Fortunately there was no Australian propagation on the frequency at the time, and an MP3 recorded at 1303 featured some weak Chinese in and out. Despite many attempts the only Australian reception was again from 891-5AN  but at nowhere near yesterday's exceptional level. Except for the typically vibrant 738-Tahiti only the New Zealand stations sounded healthy this morning-- with some of them enjoying a turbo boost 
 
531  PI  Auckland, NZ  (5 kW)   Very strong Samoan music and female speech at 1228-- one of the regular NZ  powerhouses  http://www.mediafire.com/listen/5spy6pvg8o8t842/531-PI-1228z071514PL380.MP3
 
567  RNZ  Wellington, NZ  (50 kW)   Kiwi big gun at very potent level (through Seattle hash) at 1242
             
657  Southern Star   Wellington, NZ  (50 kW/ 10 kW)   Christian hymns and female speech at good level around1226
 
765   Radio Kahungunu   Napier-Hastings, NZ   (2.5 kW)   Maori music and female speech at very strong level for such low 
                       power (pegging the PL-380 S/N display at times)
 
783  Access Radio   Wellington, NZ   (10 kW)   Although in DU English, apparently Wellington's multicultural station during 
                       this morning's all-Kiwi propagation
 
792  Radio Sport   Hamilton, NZ  (5 kW)   Benefiting from lack of Aussie competition during all-Kiwi propagation
 
936  Chinese Voice Radio   Auckland, NZ  (1 kW)   Weak Chinese rising above the noise level at times during all-Kiwi
                       propagation (headphones recommended); apparently a new Ultralight Radio DX distance record for
                       1 kW station reception in North America 
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Cannon Beach, OR, USA)
DXing at the Rockwork 4 Ocean Cliff on Highway 101
7.5" loopstick Tecsun PL-380 Ultralight +
New 15" Medium Wave FSL antenna
 
 
 


Re: Newfoundland Ultralight Mini - Dxpeditions

Gary DeBock
 

<<<    Gary…My Son just moved to Edmonton, Alberta…so when I get out there for a visit sometime….I will be inching closer and closer to the Legendary Oregon Cliffs. Heck the first week of September…I will be in Seattle getting ready for a 1 Week Alaskan Cruise…but alas I will only be in Seattle for a couple of hours, before we board the ship…….I'll wave at you when we launch…..HAHHAHAHA.   >>>
 
Allen, good luck on your Mini-DXpeditions there in Newfie-- and I sure wish that I could join you! If you need some Russian surplus "firepower" to pull in more DX, I would be happy to give Canadian Customs the "smoke test."
 
Rob, it's about time that you joined either Allen or me in a fanatical DXpedition... or maybe the three of us could get together and run wild on an Oregon or Newfie cliff??? This morning I heard some weak Chinese on 936 during all-Kiwi propagation-- and the only real possibility is the 1 kW station in Auckland, NZ at over 10,000 km. It's nice to run wild like Allen (for a week :-)
 
73, Gary
   
 
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Ross va3sw@... [ultralightdx]
To: ultralightdx
Sent: Tue, Jul 15, 2014 6:00 pm
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Newfoundland Ultralight Mini - Dxpeditions

 

On 2014-07-15, at 7:46 PM, vo1_001_swl@... [ultralightdx] wrote:

 

Hello To All,
Plans are in the works for the first in a number of Ultralight mini - DXpeditions by yours truly to Bristol's Hope Cove Lookout overlooking the Atlantic Ocean near Bristol's Hope, Newfoundland.
I'll be there for the pre-sunrise morning hours during three to four consecutive days ( dependent on weather ) in each of the upcoming months from July until October of this year.



Wish I could be there with you Allan ….or even out on the left coast with Gary as you guys clean up on all the DX!! I am still stuck in FM/TV DX Mode here for the summer, so I've not been logging anything on the AM BCB!!

I will look forward to reports from both you and Gary, and will drool as I read the details I'm sure……

Have fun…both you guys.

Gary…My Son just moved to Edmonton, Alberta…so when I get out there for a visit sometime….I will be inching closer and closer to the Legendary Oregon Cliffs. Heck the first week of September…I will be in Seattle getting ready for a 1 Week Alaskan Cruise…but alas I will only be in Seattle for a couple of hours, before we board the ship…….I'll wave at you when we launch…..HAHHAHAHA.

73….ROB VA3SW

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA


Re: Newfoundland Ultralight Mini - Dxpeditions

robert ross
 


On 2014-07-15, at 7:46 PM, vo1_001_swl@... [ultralightdx] wrote:

 

Hello To All,

Plans are in the works for the first in a number of Ultralight mini - DXpeditions by yours truly to Bristol's Hope Cove Lookout overlooking the Atlantic Ocean near Bristol's Hope, Newfoundland.

I'll be there for the pre-sunrise morning hours during three to four consecutive days ( dependent on weather ) in each of the upcoming months from July until October of this year.




Wish I could be there with you Allan ….or even out on the left coast with Gary as you guys clean up on all the DX!! I am still stuck in FM/TV DX Mode here for the summer, so I've not been logging anything on the AM BCB!!

I will look forward to reports from both you and Gary, and will drool as I read the details I'm sure……

Have fun…both you guys.

Gary…My Son just moved to Edmonton, Alberta…so when I get out there for a visit sometime….I will be inching closer and closer to the Legendary Oregon Cliffs. Heck the first week of September…I will be in Seattle getting ready for a 1 Week Alaskan Cruise…but alas I will only be in Seattle for a couple of hours, before we board the ship…….I'll wave at you when we launch…..HAHHAHAHA.

73….ROB VA3SW

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA


Newfoundland Ultralight Mini - Dxpeditions

Allen Willie
 

Hello To All,



Plans are in the works for the first in a number of Ultralight mini - DXpeditions by yours truly to Bristol's Hope Cove Lookout overlooking the Atlantic Ocean near Bristol's Hope, Newfoundland.



I'll be there for the pre-sunrise morning hours during three to four consecutive days ( dependent on weather ) in each of the upcoming months from July until October of this year.



It will be quite interesting to compare notes as to what can be heard from there compared to what was heard residing near that area previously a year ago, yet another year further into the current solar cycle.



Logs will be maintained and a daily report when possible will be shared online as I will be returning each day to the homefront in Carbonear.



A website with all the logs, information , photos etc is also planned to summarize the combined DXpedition results from each excursion.



The first of these early morning sessions is tentatively scheduled for July 21 - July 24

 



Good DX to All



Allen Willie VOPC1AA

Carbonear, Newfoundland


Re: Oregon Cliff (Rockwork 4) Ultralight DU's for 7-14

Gary DeBock
 

Hi Mark,
 
Thanks very much for your comment! I'm having a blast DXing on the Rockwork 4 ocean cliff in Oregon-- and New Zealand AM stations (all 8,000 miles away) are booming in like locals. Wish that you were here!
 
73, Gary DeBock (in Cannon Beach, OR, USA
)
 
 

-----Original Message-----
From: 'R. Mark Barnett' orgelkraft@... [ultralightdx]
To: ultralightdx <ultralightdx@...>; irca
Sent: Mon, Jul 14, 2014 11:22 pm
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Oregon Cliff (Rockwork 4) Ultralight DU's for 7-14

 
Thank you AGAIN Gary for posting your audio clip! I really look forward to hearing them. It REALLY gives me motivation to build an antenna like that! Good luck with your hunt!
 
Mark B.  N8PGV
 
"The trouble with t rouble is that it usually starts out like fun." - Anonymous

 
 
  
 
  



Re: Oregon Cliff (Rockwork 4) Ultralight DU's for 7-14

R. Mark Barnett
 

Thank you AGAIN Gary for posting your audio clip! I really look forward to hearing them. It REALLY gives me motivation to build an antenna like that! Good luck with your hunt!
 
Mark B.  N8PGV
 
"The trouble with trouble is that it usually starts out like fun." - Anonymous

 
 
  
 
  



Re: Oregon Cliff (Rockwork 4) Ultralight DU's for 7-13.. NZ on the Warpath!

Phil from Darwin
 

Hi Gary

5AN that's fantastic! Something like 13,000 km's or more from your location. Looking forward to hearing your results from tonight.

Regards

Phil