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Ultralight DXing Report - Launceston Tasmania - 02/02/2014

Paul Blundell
 

Date: 02/02/2014
Time: 21:15 - 22:00 Local
Location: Home, Launceston Tasmania
Radio: 7.5" Loopstick Tecsun PL-380
Total stations logged: 85
New stations logged: 1
Furthest station logged: 1386 kHz - Radio Tarana (NZ) - 2430km

Notes: Last night for a bit of a change and due to the high temperatures (Still showing 33c at 9pm) I decided to take my UL radio outside for a bit of a listen around the bands. After finding a good spot on our front steps I hit my two test frequencies of 909 kHz and 1386 kHz which both showed some weak signals but nothing which was strong enough to copy at that point. I then started off at the bottom of the band and gave each frequency a good check including multiple times for some where signal levels were not very strong the first time around. My total loggings were around the average with only a couple of the normal stations not appearing at all or at very weak levels.
The only new station logged was 567 kHz - 2BH from Broken Hill. This was mixing with 4JK on the same frequency but I was able to null this out to get enough audio to log it.


Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 2-2

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
Asian signals rebounded quite nicely here this morning, with morning enhancement favoring the low band Asian mainland stations. Both 603-HLSA and 657-Pyongyang had Chinese co-channels mixing with them around 1510, as 657-China (Henan?) was heard here for the first time in over 2 years.
 
My listening session started off around 1450, when both the low and high band had some vibrant Asian signals. 594-JOAK, 603-HLSA and 657-Pyongyang were fair to good on the low band, while 1566-HLAZ (very good) and 1575-VOA (good) were potent on the high band. Around 1500 sunrise enhancement started to kick in, which seemed to boost up the low band Asians, but make 1566-HLAZ and 1575-VOA fizzle out (along with a weak 1593-CNR1). 603-China (Hulun Buir?) showed up to pester fair-to-good HLSA around 1510, while 657-China did the same to a fair-level Pyongyang a few minutes later. 558-HLQH also came out of the noise // 603 to face the 560-KPQ splatter at a fair level. This strange sunrise enhancement propagation continued until about 1530 with only these 3 low band Asian frequencies showing much activity-- the high band Asians having all bailed out around 1515. Overall it was a pretty strange morning, and it will be interesting to find out what others heard.
 
603  HLSA  Namyang, S. Korea    Good-level
           Korean pop music at 1458
 
603  HLSA + China (Hulun Buir?)   Deep-voiced Korean
          male at fair-good level around 1510, with Chinese
          co-channel female speech at end of recording
 
657  Pyongyang   N. Korea +
657-China (Henan?)   Pyongyang vocal music at fair
         level with Chinese co-channel mixing in at 1514
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
C.Crane SWP 7.5" Slider loopstick Ultralight +
12" Experimental FSL antenna (86 200mm x 10mm ferrite rods + 14 turns of 1142/46 Litz wire) 
 
     


Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 2-1

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
This morning was the first test for a new 12" FSL (the first completed in this winter experimental period), but the Asians didn't seem to cooperate with very good propagation.
 
Like Dennis I had both 1566-HLAZ and 1575-VOA at good levels around 1510, and 594-JOAK at a fair level around 1520. Right at 1525 the new FSL (description below) was able to barely receive threshold audio from 639-CNR1, 648-VOR and 657-Pyongyang, but these signals were nothing to shout about-- and they bailed very quickly. On the high band some regulars like 1503-JOUK and 1593-CNR1 were MIA during sunrise enhancement, and since Dennis didn't report them either, it seems like high band propagation wasn't exactly thrilling either. In any case the new FSL was compared against the 12" FSL used for last year's Ocean Cliff DXpeditions (and Fall Season DXing), and it does seem to be slightly superior in sensitivity.
 
Although the new FSL is the same 12" diameter, it uses the huge new 1162/46 Litz wire sold by Ming Mak instead of the 660/44 Litz wire sold by Scott Lowe (the 1162/46 Litz wire is actually cheaper than the 660/44 Litz wire, and provides greater sensitivity). The new FSL design also uses a two-coil switching system in an attempt to increase upper band sensitivity, and provide easier tuning on the higher frequencies. Depending on the A/B test results of this new FSL the other new winter season models (of greater diameter) will be built according to the most sensitive design.
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
C.Crane SWP 7.5" Slider loopstick Ultralight +
12" Medium Wave FSL antenna
 
 
 
   


New Station WKST 1200

Paul S. in CT
 

Listening in hopes of WOAI, I am hearing the Jim Bohannon Show. Around 2230 EST a nice call for WKST. This channel is rather crowded with WXKS, CFGO, and at least one other ESPN station.

WKST is from New Castle, PA transmitting with 1000W at a distance of 628.3 km. The radio used is the PL-310 facing E-W. WKST is station #634.

Paul S. in CT FN31nl


Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 1-30

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
What seemed like a promising band at 1500 here didn't really manage much improvement during sunrise enhancement, and the low-band Asians failed to repeat their vibrant performance of yesterday. The high-band regulars did quite well, though, as 1566-HLAZ led the way at 1530 with excellent-level Chinese speech.
 
Around 1500 both 594-JOAK and 603-HLSA had fair audio in and out (like yesterday), and 603 had occasional female Chinese speech as well. Unlike yesterday, though, none of these signals received any boost around sunrise, and the other low-band Asian mainland stations on 639, 648 and 657 stayed in the noise. The high band Asians did receive a moderate sunrise boost around 1520, though, with 1503-JOUK (fair), 1566-HLAZ (excellent), 1575-VOA (good) and 1593-CNR1 (very good) hitting their peaks shortly afterwards. As usual these high-band regulars faded in and out in short cycles, unlike the slower-cycle fades on stations like 594-JOAK and 603-HLSA. The low-band signals bailed early around 1535, leaving only the usual high-band diehards of 1566-HLAZ and 1593-CNR1 with any Asian audio. 1593-CNR1 had a pretty impressive signal this morning around 1535 in the 1590-Seattle splatter, but nothing close to its legendary fade-in on January 18th. Overall the band was fairly average for mid-winter, with the high band enjoying its normal propagation edge.
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
C.Crane SWP 7.5" Slider loopstick Ultralight +
12" Medium Wave FSL antenna
 
      


Re: Ultralight DX Awards Program

Gary DeBock
 

Hi Chuck,
 
Thanks for your interest in the Ultralight DX Awards Program-- and I'm happy that your new 7.5" loopstick PL-380 is giving you some winter fun!
 
Actually there is both a Medium Wave and Longwave DX Awards program in our Ultralight Radio Yahoo group, but the Longwave program details have yet to be posted in our file section. In early 2011 there was a rush of interest in Longwave DXing antennas for Ultralight radios, and noted NDB-DXers like Steve Ratzlaff and Patrick Vignoud (ex-REU editor) helped us set up our Longwave Awards program. Both of these NDB-DXers then received quite a few Longwave DXing Awards, a sample of which is attached along with this message.
 
A general description of our Longwave DX Awards program (copied from a February 18, 2011 message) is pasted below. Steve Ratzlaff currently has received the most Ultralight NDB's (over 300), followed by Rob Ross (271) and me (252). Patrick Vignoud leads all of us in Ultralight Longwave DX Countries, while I hold the current Ultralight Longwave DXing Distance record (6,810 miles/ 10,959 km, for the reception of 238-KT in New Zealand from the "Rockwork 4" ocean cliff near Manzanita, OR).
 
73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
 
____________________________________
 
Pasted from a February 18, 2011 Message:
 
Hello All,

The sudden huge interest in Ultralight Longwave DXing (both for NDB's
and LW Broadcast) has brought renewed listening excitement to many
DXers in our Ultralightdx group. To provide the chance for Ultralight
LW-DXers to receive Award Certificates for their Longwave DXing
accomplishments, the Ultralight Awards Committee (Rob Ross and I) have
been discussing the proposed LW antenna classifications with our
resident Longwave DXing expert, Steve Ratzlaff.

For simplification, the Awards Committee intends to offer Longwave
DXing awards in exactly the same categories as the MW Awards (States
Heard, Provinces Heard, Multiples of 100 Stations Heard, etc.).
Obviously these LW Awards will be more challenging than the MW Awards
in certain categories-- whereas 100 stations heard on the MW band is
considered an entry level award, it is not nearly so easy on the LW
band! Ten States Heard on MW is also an entry level award, but Ten
States Heard on LW may be considered quite an accomplishment when using
Ultralight radios. In a similar way, if a Longwave DXer wishes to
receive the 100 Stations Heard Award Certificate, he or she is in for
quite a challenge!

In this discussion, it became apparent quite early that the two award
categories used in the MW Program (Barefoot and Unlimited) were not
going to fit very well on Longwave. There is no LW-capable Ultralight
radio currently on the market which offers much sensitivity on
frequencies from 150-530 kHz, primarily because the internal loopsticks
are always optimized for the MW band. Using a stock ULR to chase
Longwave DX is not likely to accomplish much, and a "barefoot" Longwave
DXer is likely to end up with little more than a bare log. We needed a
meaningful "entry level" antenna category that would allow DXers a
fighting chance to go after some serious Longwave DX, but that would be
more challenging than using high-gain, fixed antennas like long wires,
huge tuned passive loops, etc. We decided to offer Longwave Awards in
the "Handheld" and "Unlimited" categories, as described below:

The entry-level "Handheld" category will be composed of all portable
antennas (those that can be reasonably held in the hand, while
DXing). This "Handheld Class" would include stock ULR's (for those with
no other option), stealth-type internal LW loopsticks, all
directly-connected loopsticks (my 7.5" plug-in style and Steve's 18"
hard-wired style included), all tuned ferrite loopsticks (including
Kevin's 18" model, Graham Maynard's new "Ferrite Sleeve" antennas, and
other ferrite-based models), and any other "portable" antennas. This
class would not include air core loops, regardless of size (primarily
because of the difficulty in defining how large a "portable" air core
loop should be).

The LW "Unlimited Class" would include all other antennas-- tuned
passive loops, directly-connected air core loops, long wires, fixed
directional loops (flags, EWEs, K9AY's, etc.), and any other antennas
not fitting in the "Handheld Class." It will be a "survival of the
fittest" antenna category, similar to the current MW "Unlimited Class."

Rob Ross and I are reviewing artwork for the new LW Award Certificates,
and hope to start offering these awards soon. DXers will be free to
submit either NDB loggings, LWBC loggings, or any other station
loggings on the frequencies from 150-530 kHz. Unlike the MW Awards,
DXers anywhere in the world can qualify for these new Ultralight LW
Award Certificates, so get your loggings ready!

73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)

-----Original Message-----
From: ka5pvb
To: ultralightdx Sent: Wed, Jan 29, 2014 8:52 am
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: Ultralight DX Awards Program

 

I've tried to find the awards info and so far haven't been able to locate the program that explains the awards and what is required to qualify for the individual awards.

Totals here are NOT spectacular but I'm still having fun with the Tecsun PL-380 and Gary's modification with the 7.5in. ferrite loopstick antenna.

Thanks,
Chuck Dobbins

--- In ultralightdx@..., D1028Gary@... wrote:
>
>
> Hi Paul,
>
> Yes, as Rob has already explained, the Ultralight Radio Awards Program is still in existence. With only two DXers in the Awards Committee (Rob and I) and over 1400 members in our group, Rob and I have done our best to keep up with the demand, although some applications may have accidentally "fallen through the cracks" because of high demand at various times.
>
> If you qualify for any of the awards, Paul, please send your application to Rob, who will be happy to review and process it. And if you (or any other of our Aussie or Kiwi members) manage to receive a North American AM station in your DXing efforts around local sunset, you may feel free to send the application directly to me. I will be very honored to issue your "Trans-Pacific DXer" certificate, designed by our Co-Founder John Bryant (my DXpedition partner from 2008-2009).
>
> 73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
>
> .
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Blundell
> To: ultralightdx <ultralightdx@...>
> Sent: Tue, Jan 28, 2014 4:43 pm
> Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Ultralight DX Awards Program
>
>
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> Thanks Rob, I will look over the various awards and see what I can apply for :)
>
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>
> On Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 11:32 AM, Robert Ross wrote:
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> On 2014-01-28, at 7:22 PM, Paul wrote:
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> I have been looking over some old group files and came across this, I was just wondering if this program is still in existence?
>
> Regards
> Paul
>
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> Well Paul…..we haven't had anyone apply for any ULR Awards in quite some time, but the Program is still alive. If you can hear enough stations to apply for one of the many Awards we offer, I'm sure Gary and I can muster you up an Official Award to hang in your Radio Shack!!
>
>
> You can send your application for any awards earned to me!!
>
>
> va3sw@...
>
>
> Regards…ROB VA3SW (ULR AWARDS COMMITTEE)
>
>
> Robert S. Ross
> London, Ontario CANADA
>


Re: New ULR Log- WCSL 1590 Cherryville NC

robert ross
 

On 2014-01-29, at 9:28 PM, John Cereghin wrote:


Logged a new ULR station on the PL310 tonight.

1590 WCSL Cherryville NC, 1800, //1390 WHOS with "Big O" Country liners and local ads for High Point and Gastonia.

ULR #916 and my 83rd North Carolina station logged on a ULR.

John Cereghin
Smyrna DE WDX3IAO

Good Job on # 916 John!! Glad to see you are still bagging a few New Ones!! We need some more members in the 1,000 Club, and you are one of the closest to joining that club!! Keep plugging along!!

73….ROB VA3SW

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA


New ULR Log- WCSL 1590 Cherryville NC

John Cereghin <jcereghin@...>
 

Logged a new ULR station on the PL310 tonight.

1590 WCSL Cherryville NC, 1800, //1390 WHOS with "Big O" Country liners and local ads for High Point and Gastonia.

ULR #916 and my 83rd North Carolina station logged on a ULR.

John Cereghin
Smyrna DE  WDX3IAO


Re: Report - 29/01/2014 - Launceston, Tasmania

Gary DeBock
 

Hi Paul,
 
Congratulations on your new loggings, and I'm happy that your hot-rodded PL-380 seems to be pulling in some nice DX for you!
 
<<<   I also was able to hear 2KY on 1017kHz and 7SH St Helens on 1584kHz running 100W.   >>>
 
Great job, Paul.
 
While on an ocean beach DXpedition in Lincoln City, Oregon on August 20, 2010 I also did manage to get ridiculously lucky (with an Ultralight radio and 4' box loop) and receive the same Australian horse-racing station 1017-2KY in Sydney, mixing with A3Z in Tonga. The excited announcer's play-by-play recording of a horse race was something that most Americans usually don't hear on an AM station :-)
 
 
73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
 
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul
To: ultralightdx
Sent: Wed, Jan 29, 2014 2:20 pm
Subject: [ultralightdx] Report - 29/01/2014 - Launceston, Tasmania

 
Last night (29/01/2013) was the first chance I have had in a little while to have a serious search on the band. This was also my first serious session with the 7.5" Loopstick Tecsun PL-380 Model which Gary sent me.

Overall the band was performing well with a number of Australian stations coming in at good signals level. One of the main advantages of the new set up is how directional it is which means I am able to null out many local (Tasmanian) stations to a level which allows me to receive other stations on the same frequency or in the case of the powerhouse on 1008kHz which is running 5KW less than 10km from my location, I was able to confirm 2NB from NSW on 999kHz running 2KW. I also was able to hear 2KY on 1017kHz and 7SH St Helens on 1584kHz running 100W.

Turning to my two "go to frequencies" for New Zealand I was able to receive 1386kHz - Radio Tarana the strongest I have ever heard it. It was showing 26/18 on the PL-380 signal display. Moving down the band to my other good checking frequency of 909kHz I was able to receive Southern Star NZ - Napier at a distance of just over 2500km.

My next target is to try and hit some West Australian and Northern territory stations; the distances for these are up over 3000km.

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


Report - 29/01/2014 - Launceston, Tasmania

Paul Blundell
 

Last night (29/01/2013) was the first chance I have had in a little while to have a serious search on the band. This was also my first serious session with the 7.5" Loopstick Tecsun PL-380 Model which Gary sent me.

Overall the band was performing well with a number of Australian stations coming in at good signals level. One of the main advantages of the new set up is how directional it is which means I am able to null out many local (Tasmanian) stations to a level which allows me to receive other stations on the same frequency or in the case of the powerhouse on 1008kHz which is running 5KW less than 10km from my location, I was able to confirm 2NB from NSW on 999kHz running 2KW. I also was able to hear 2KY on 1017kHz and 7SH St Helens on 1584kHz running 100W.

Turning to my two "go to frequencies" for New Zealand I was able to receive 1386kHz - Radio Tarana the strongest I have ever heard it. It was showing 26/18 on the PL-380 signal display. Moving down the band to my other good checking frequency of 909kHz I was able to receive Southern Star NZ - Napier at a distance of just over 2500km.

My next target is to try and hit some West Australian and Northern territory stations; the distances for these are up over 3000km.

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


Re: Ultralight DX Awards Program

Paul Blundell
 

Hi Chuck,

The awards information file can be found in he groups file section:

I didn't get in to this hobby for awards (I only found out about them yesterday) however if I do qualify for one or more then that is just a bonus, as you said you are having fun and to me that is the most important part about this hobby or any hobby for that matter.

Regards
Paul



On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 3:52 AM, ka5pvb <ka5pvb@...> wrote:
 


I've tried to find the awards info and so far haven't been able to locate the program that explains the awards and what is required to qualify for the individual awards.

Totals here are NOT spectacular but I'm still having fun with the Tecsun PL-380 and Gary's modification with the 7.5in. ferrite loopstick antenna.

Thanks,
Chuck Dobbins

--- In ultralightdx@..., D1028Gary@... wrote:
>
>
> Hi Paul,
>
> Yes, as Rob has already explained, the Ultralight Radio Awards Program is still in existence. With only two DXers in the Awards Committee (Rob and I) and over 1400 members in our group, Rob and I have done our best to keep up with the demand, although some applications may have accidentally "fallen through the cracks" because of high demand at various times.
>
> If you qualify for any of the awards, Paul, please send your application to Rob, who will be happy to review and process it. And if you (or any other of our Aussie or Kiwi members) manage to receive a North American AM station in your DXing efforts around local sunset, you may feel free to send the application directly to me. I will be very honored to issue your "Trans-Pacific DXer" certificate, designed by our Co-Founder John Bryant (my DXpedition partner from 2008-2009).
>
> 73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
>
> .
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Blundell
> To: ultralightdx <ultralightdx@...>
> Sent: Tue, Jan 28, 2014 4:43 pm
> Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Ultralight DX Awards Program
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Thanks Rob, I will look over the various awards and see what I can apply for :)
>
>
>
> On Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 11:32 AM, Robert Ross wrote:
>
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>
>
>
>
>
> On 2014-01-28, at 7:22 PM, Paul wrote:
>
>
>
> I have been looking over some old group files and came across this, I was just wondering if this program is still in existence?
>
> Regards
> Paul
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Well Paul…..we haven't had anyone apply for any ULR Awards in quite some time, but the Program is still alive. If you can hear enough stations to apply for one of the many Awards we offer, I'm sure Gary and I can muster you up an Official Award to hang in your Radio Shack!!
>
>
> You can send your application for any awards earned to me!!
>
>
> va3sw@...
>
>
> Regards…ROB VA3SW (ULR AWARDS COMMITTEE)
>
>
> Robert S. Ross
> London, Ontario CANADA
>



Re: Ultralight DX Awards Program

charles dobbins
 

I've tried to find the awards info and so far haven't been able to locate the program that explains the awards and what is required to qualify for the individual awards.

Totals here are NOT spectacular but I'm still having fun with the Tecsun PL-380 and Gary's modification with the 7.5in. ferrite loopstick antenna.

Thanks,
Chuck Dobbins

--- In ultralightdx@..., D1028Gary@... wrote:


Hi Paul,

Yes, as Rob has already explained, the Ultralight Radio Awards Program is still in existence. With only two DXers in the Awards Committee (Rob and I) and over 1400 members in our group, Rob and I have done our best to keep up with the demand, although some applications may have accidentally "fallen through the cracks" because of high demand at various times.

If you qualify for any of the awards, Paul, please send your application to Rob, who will be happy to review and process it. And if you (or any other of our Aussie or Kiwi members) manage to receive a North American AM station in your DXing efforts around local sunset, you may feel free to send the application directly to me. I will be very honored to issue your "Trans-Pacific DXer" certificate, designed by our Co-Founder John Bryant (my DXpedition partner from 2008-2009).

73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)

.




-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...>
To: ultralightdx <ultralightdx@...>
Sent: Tue, Jan 28, 2014 4:43 pm
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Ultralight DX Awards Program







Thanks Rob, I will look over the various awards and see what I can apply for :)



On Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 11:32 AM, Robert Ross <va3sw@...> wrote:








On 2014-01-28, at 7:22 PM, Paul wrote:



I have been looking over some old group files and came across this, I was just wondering if this program is still in existence?

Regards
Paul












Well Paul…..we haven't had anyone apply for any ULR Awards in quite some time, but the Program is still alive. If you can hear enough stations to apply for one of the many Awards we offer, I'm sure Gary and I can muster you up an Official Award to hang in your Radio Shack!!


You can send your application for any awards earned to me!!


va3sw@...


Regards…ROB VA3SW (ULR AWARDS COMMITTEE)


Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA


Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 1-29

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
The low band Asians finally broke out of their winter doldrums here this morning during a potent sunrise enhancement, as propagation finally seemed to favor the lower TP frequencies.
 
As usual the band showed little sign of Asian life around 1430, but by 1500 some weak but interesting signals from 603-HLSA and 657-Pyongyang were already showing up. The high band seemed rather quiet at the same time, with only 1566-HLAZ managing fair audio in and out. As sunlight increased the low band Asians went on a romp, with 594-JOAK (good), 603-HLSA (good, but with no Chinese co-channel), 639-CNR1 (poor-fair), 648-VOR (good) and 657-Pyongyang (good) hitting their peaks from 1525-1535 before collectively bailing out around 1540. The high band never enjoyed its typical propagation advantage this morning as only 1503-JOUK (poor), 1566-HLAZ (fair-good) and 1575-VOA (fair) showed up with any audio. On the other hand the low band signals from 603-HLSA and 657-Pyongyang were the best Asian signals all morning, and 657-Pyongyang's signal was its strongest of the month. Both stations sounded pretty vibrant on the C.Crane SWP Slider model (with its relatively good narrow filter audio).
 
603  HLSA  Namyang, S. Korea   Good level
         Korean pop music at 1527; best TP
         signal of the morning (no Chinese co-channel)
 
657  R. Pyongyang  N. Korea   Good level female
        vocal music at 1530; its best signal all month
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
C.Crane SWP 7.5" Slider loopstick Ultralight +
12" Medium Wave FSL antenna
 
 
 
 
 
 
         
 
    


Re: Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 1-28

Vimal
 

LOL😃


On 29-Jan-2014, at 3:08 am, "Will" <will_k53@...> wrote:

 


Is that "bad domestic interference" electrical or verbal?

Cheers
Will

Conditions you are experiencing on the other side of the world.
>
> Here down under it is the total opposite with me logging new stations
> almost every time I turn on my radios. I still need to validate a lot of
> them as audio levels have been very low of late and I have been getting
> some bad domestic interference.
>
> Regards
> Paul
> http://ulmwdx.blogspot.com.au/
>


Re: Ultralight DX Awards Program

Gary DeBock
 

Hi Paul,
 
Yes, as Rob has already explained, the Ultralight Radio Awards Program is still in existence. With only two DXers in the Awards Committee (Rob and I) and over 1400 members in our group, Rob and I have done our best to keep up with the demand, although some applications may have accidentally "fallen through the cracks" because of high demand at various times.
 
If you qualify for any of the awards, Paul, please send your application to Rob, who will be happy to review and process it. And if you (or any other of our Aussie or Kiwi members) manage to receive a North American AM station in your DXing efforts around local sunset, you may feel free to send the application directly to me. I will be very honored to issue your "Trans-Pacific DXer" certificate, designed by our Co-Founder John Bryant (my DXpedition partner from 2008-2009).
 
73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
 
.
 
    

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Blundell
To: ultralightdx
Sent: Tue, Jan 28, 2014 4:43 pm
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Ultralight DX Awards Program

 
Thanks Rob, I will look over the various awards and see what I can apply for :)


On Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 11:32 AM, Robert Ross <va3sw@...> wrote:
 

On 2014-01-28, at 7:22 PM, Paul wrote:

 
I have been looking over some old group files and came across this, I was just wondering if this program is still in existence?

Regards
Paul




Well Paul…..we haven't had anyone apply for any ULR Awards in quite some time, but the Program is still alive. If you can hear enough stations to apply for one of the many Awards we offer, I'm sure Gary and I can muster you up an Official Award to hang in your Radio Shack!!

You can send your application for any awards earned to me!!


Regards…ROB VA3SW (ULR AWARDS COMMITTEE)

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA



Re: Ultralight DX Awards Program

Paul Blundell
 

Thanks Rob, I will look over the various awards and see what I can apply for :)


On Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 11:32 AM, Robert Ross <va3sw@...> wrote:
 


On 2014-01-28, at 7:22 PM, Paul wrote:

 

I have been looking over some old group files and came across this, I was just wondering if this program is still in existence?

Regards
Paul




Well Paul…..we haven't had anyone apply for any ULR Awards in quite some time, but the Program is still alive. If you can hear enough stations to apply for one of the many Awards we offer, I'm sure Gary and I can muster you up an Official Award to hang in your Radio Shack!!

You can send your application for any awards earned to me!!


Regards…ROB VA3SW (ULR AWARDS COMMITTEE)

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA



Re: Ultralight DX Awards Program

robert ross
 


On 2014-01-28, at 7:22 PM, Paul wrote:

 

I have been looking over some old group files and came across this, I was just wondering if this program is still in existence?

Regards
Paul




Well Paul…..we haven't had anyone apply for any ULR Awards in quite some time, but the Program is still alive. If you can hear enough stations to apply for one of the many Awards we offer, I'm sure Gary and I can muster you up an Official Award to hang in your Radio Shack!!

You can send your application for any awards earned to me!!


Regards…ROB VA3SW (ULR AWARDS COMMITTEE)

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA


Ultralight DX Awards Program

Paul Blundell
 

I have been looking over some old group files and came across this, I was just wondering if this program is still in existence?

Regards
Paul


Re: Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 1-28

Paul Blundell
 

Just electrical :) I have the verbal handled, she watches TV while I am dxing in my office. 

I am planning on unplugging some devices and seeing what is causing the problem, I will be sitting on a frequency for a while and getting good RSS and then it just gets overloaded with electrical noise. I suspect something new is causing it.

Regards
Paul


On Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 8:38 AM, Will <will_k53@...> wrote:
 


Is that "bad domestic interference" electrical or verbal?

Cheers
Will

Conditions you are experiencing on the other side of the world.
>
> Here down under it is the total opposite with me logging new stations
> almost every time I turn on my radios. I still need to validate a lot of
> them as audio levels have been very low of late and I have been getting
> some bad domestic interference.
>
> Regards
> Paul
> http://ulmwdx.blogspot.com.au/
>



Re: Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 1-28

Will <will_k53@...>
 

Is that "bad domestic interference" electrical or verbal?

Cheers
Will

Conditions you are experiencing on the other side of the world.


Here down under it is the total opposite with me logging new stations
almost every time I turn on my radios. I still need to validate a lot of
them as audio levels have been very low of late and I have been getting
some bad domestic interference.

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