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MWDX ID Compilation 10-02-2022 [Airspy HF+, SDR Console V3, random wire and balun]

Peter 1956 <pe1etr@...>
 

1640 WSJP/1540 KXEL /1590 WCGO /1690 WVON /1330 WKTA /1470 WMBD /1000 WMVP
https://youtu.be/np4kHhMrTRE

Peter
Botswana


Re: ATS100 (Interesting) Initial observations

FenDrifter
 
Edited

Okay, a further mini update. I went out this morning with my Etón E5, ATS100 and a short wire antenna. Reception was pretty dire but a couple of things were learnt. Being relevant to both, I’ll start here because it’s simple. I opened the car window a bit and dropped the still partly coiled antenna out the window. I found the E5 worked a lot better with its built in whip, and the ATS100 a lot better with the wire.  

As I get to know the ATS100 better it gets a little quicker. I found that it does retain it’s numerical frequency on switching off, but doesn’t retain it’s sideband setting or bandwidth, which defaults to 0.5. So on initially turning on you have to through the procedure of setting these. If you enter BFO mode you have to exit it before re-tuning (remember everything is on one switch). This brings me to the next thing, which is whatever you adjusted last remains ‘under’ the switch. So if you’ve selected a frequency on sideband and then go to BFO to adjust it, when you next push the switch, BFO will be there to switch off. And what I also found was that rat rather than doing two clicks to get back to frequency tuning, if you hold the switch down it will take you straight there. This makes it a bit quicker switching between BFO and frequency adjustment. More will come later, when I might detail the menus. 

Drifter


Interference ID

FenDrifter
 

Hi all
Can anybody ID the interference I found this morning please? Bear in mind I’m new to this game. I wrote a very detailed post about 5his earlier which disappeared into cyberspace!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/7vioe5ypdhkjbut/20220210-132550.wav?dl=0

Drifter
p.s. It sounded a lot worse than this in reality. 


Re: PL-368 Has this fault been sorted?

FenDrifter
 

Hi Jay and all
I have ordered one of these, and it will be the first thing I check when I get it; watch this space. 

Drifter


Re: AM 1080 in my area = NOTHING THERE!

radiojayallen
 

I used to work at WTIC AM 1080 in Hartford and way back when I heard it in Michigan driving to the airport pre-on on my rental car radio. Since then other lower power 1080's went on the air and that was the end of WTIC in Michigan but depending on exactly where you are there should be something there from them or KRLD in Dallas, if not a local signal.

Jay


Re: PL-368 Has this fault been sorted?

radiojayallen
 

Most likely unless others report this but so far no one else has as far as I know???


Re: Radio Reviews - Listing

hamrad45
 

Some excellent reviews.  Do mind if I point to them in one of my YouTube shows (hamrad88).

Have a nice day,

Tom Stiles

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Radio Reviews - Listing

Paul Blundell
 


Re: 1330 USA WKTA La Mega Chicago IL (SDR)

Peter 1956 <pe1etr@...>
 

Video: two clips with captions (music skipped)
https://youtu.be/nWeBuq7EZLc
From the same place:
1590 USA WCGO Evanston IL 13730km with ID
https://youtu.be/9qbUZ-iKXH4
Peter


Loggings - 09/02/2022

Paul Blundell
 

DATE: 9/02/2022

TIME: 22:00

LOCATION: Home Launceston Tasmania

RADIO: DIGITECH AR-1733

NOTES: A night time session at home. Focus was on the bottom half of the band.

 531 - 3GG

 540 - 7SD

 549 - 2CR

 576 - 2RN

 585 - 7RN

 594 - 3WV

 621 - 3RN

 630 - 2PB

 639 - 5CK

 666 - 2CN

 693 - 3AW

 702 - 2BL

 711 - 4QW

 720 - 3MT

 729 - 5RN

 756 - 3RN

 774 - 3LO

 792 - 4RN

 810 - 2BA

 828 - 3GI

 864 - 7RPH

 873 - 2GB

 882 - 3RPH

 891 - 5AN

 927 - 3UZ

 936 - 7ZR

 945 - 3UZ

 954 - 2UE

 963 - 5SE

 981 - 3HA


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1330 USA WKTA La Mega Chicago IL (SDR)

Peter 1956 <pe1etr@...>
 

1330 USA WKTA La Mega Chicago IL 0352UTC 10-02-2022 (audio)
8kHz bandwidth AM sync binaural pseudo stereo.
13730km
"95.9 y 13-30 AM" (in Spanish).


Re: ATS100 (Interesting) Initial observations

Issac Quincey
 

Message received. I will wait for your assessment of this.

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------- Original Message -------
On Wednesday, February 9th, 2022 at 8:27 PM, FenDrifter via groups.io <essexmarshman@...> wrote:

Hi Issac
I think I’d hang off on getting one of these until I’ve completed my assessment, I’m already thinking I should have gone for the Tecsun PL-368 as my next plaything. 

Drifter



Re: ULDXIndex and DB4ULRDXingV22

Issac Quincey
 

Access is a dead product, could you move this to a web based system. I know AWS well so could see that working. You won't get many people using such an outdated product.

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------- Original Message -------
On Wednesday, February 9th, 2022 at 3:33 PM, Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:
It was something that we had some discussion about here in the middle of last year. We have a few different methods and formulas, in my case, I also added the signal out of 5 to it, this helps to balance out those stations which are lower power and further away.

Paul

On Wed, Feb 9, 2022 at 12:13 PM Issac Quincey via groups.io <IssacQuincey=protonmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
With the index, does anybody keep a record of these or share them much? it is the first time I have heard of this at all. Would it connect up with an online service to share these?

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------- Original Message -------
On Wednesday, February 9th, 2022 at 10:39 AM, Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:
Around the middle of 2021, we had some discussion around this and a few different versions / methods were bouncing around.

I have recently been updating DB4ULRDXingV22 and I have now added this in. It uses this formula to provide the index.
[DISTANCE]/[POWER]*[SIGNAL]

As can be seen in the below, it shows an index score of 0.3104 for 3GG on 531kHz.


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Re: Long Term DX Project - 8/02/2022

Issac Quincey
 

I got an error but it is now working. My email provider does some crazy things at times.

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------- Original Message -------
On Wednesday, February 9th, 2022 at 2:44 PM, Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:
The image might be blocked for you. Direct link is here: https://ultralightradiodxing.blogspot.com/2022/02/long-term-dx-project-8022022.html


On Wed, Feb 9, 2022 at 12:11 PM Issac Quincey via groups.io <IssacQuincey=protonmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
You seem to be missing some content for this? Nothing showing below notes.

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On Wednesday, February 9th, 2022 at 10:02 AM, Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:
DATE: 08/02/2022
TIME: 23:30
LOCATION: Home, Launceston Tasmania
RADIO: Digitech AR-1733
NOTES:





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Re: PL-368 Has this fault been sorted?

Paul R. Stoetzer
 

No, my original model bought in February 2021 before they were available through Anon-Co exhibits the same problem.  

73,

Paul, N8HM

On Wed, Feb 9, 2022 at 9:42 AM FenDrifter via groups.io <essexmarshman=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
So perhaps the YouTube link I posted was just an unlucky fluke?
Drifter


Re: PL-368 Has this fault been sorted?

FenDrifter
 

I’m still impressed by your generosity, so no worries 🙂.
Drifter


Re: PL-368 Has this fault been sorted?

earl tasca
 

Duh! Sorry I didn't realize it. I did check out the approximate price to ship and it would be costly to spread the disappointment 🌞

On Wed, Feb 9, 2022, 2:48 PM FenDrifter via groups.io <essexmarshman=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Earl, that’s unbelievably good of you, but you probably don’t realise I live in the UK! 
Drifter


Re: PL-368 Has this fault been sorted?

FenDrifter
 

Hi Earl, that’s unbelievably good of you, but you probably don’t realise I live in the UK! 
Drifter


AM 1080 in my area = NOTHING THERE!

Johnny
 

Hi all,

I get NOTHING on 1080 AM....  EVER!

I live in Michigan and I hear not even garble on that frequency, from ANY of my radios...  not even a whisper of anything.

Do some frequencies literally have nothing on them?

From the internet I see that there are 10 potential frequencies that I "could/should" be hearing...  but instead nothing...

Weird?


Johnny


Re: Radio Options

Johnny
 

Hi Issac,

Can you send me an email?

I have a question for you.

jlochey@... (it's in the directory)


Johnny

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