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Re: MW Frequency Challenge - Week 13: EVERYTHING from 810-891 kHz!

Paul Blundell
 

I have just uploaded mine for 5AN on 891kHz.


On Mon, Feb 14, 2022 at 11:50 PM Paul Blundell via groups.io <tanger32au=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
I am keen to be a part of this, I will upload my logs when I am done.

Paul

On Mon, Feb 14, 2022 at 2:34 PM DX Central - Loyd Van Horn (W4LVH) <w4lvhsc@...> wrote:

MW Frequency Challenge - Week 13: 

It's a DOOZY!  Everything from 810-891 kHz. 
This is a chance for our non-US DXers to get involved as well (there will be more).  Submit your logs here: #amdx #mwdx 
https://forms.gle/PjR1cQVreXMCiACu7 
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73 and best of DX!

Loyd Van Horn
W4LVH - Mandeville, Louisiana
Member:  IRCA/NRC Courtesy Program Committee (CPC)
Founder: DX Central - Because we're all about radio
Twitter:  @DXCentral



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Paul



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Paul


New in group

Ola Fredriksson
 

Hi all,

My name is Ola Fredriksson from Sweden in Europe and new in this group. Even if I don’t have “real” ultralight receivers, I really enjoy mw dxing with portable receivers and small indoor loops.

I’m usually using my xhdata 808 and Sony 7600G. I have attached my antennas.

I just bought an old pll version of Degen 1103. I heard it is good on mediumwave. Thanks and 73 from Ola


Re: MW Frequency Challenge - Week 13: EVERYTHING from 810-891 kHz!

DX Central - Loyd Van Horn (W4LVH)
 

Sounds good!  Just remember the time period for receptions is between 0300 UTC Monday Feb 13 and 0300 Mon Feb 20.  All logs need to be submitted on the form by 0300 UTC Mon Feb 20. 

73 and happy hunting!!!

Loyd 

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Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] MW Frequency Challenge - Week 13: EVERYTHING from 810-891 kHz!
 
I am keen to be a part of this, I will upload my logs when I am done.

Paul

On Mon, Feb 14, 2022 at 2:34 PM DX Central - Loyd Van Horn (W4LVH) <w4lvhsc@...> wrote:

MW Frequency Challenge - Week 13: 

It's a DOOZY!  Everything from 810-891 kHz. 
This is a chance for our non-US DXers to get involved as well (there will be more).  Submit your logs here: #amdx #mwdx 
https://forms.gle/PjR1cQVreXMCiACu7 
--
73 and best of DX!

Loyd Van Horn
W4LVH - Mandeville, Louisiana
Member:  IRCA/NRC Courtesy Program Committee (CPC)
Founder: DX Central - Because we're all about radio
Twitter:  @DXCentral



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Paul


Re: MW Frequency Challenge - Week 13: EVERYTHING from 810-891 kHz!

Paul Blundell
 

I am keen to be a part of this, I will upload my logs when I am done.

Paul

On Mon, Feb 14, 2022 at 2:34 PM DX Central - Loyd Van Horn (W4LVH) <w4lvhsc@...> wrote:

MW Frequency Challenge - Week 13: 

It's a DOOZY!  Everything from 810-891 kHz. 
This is a chance for our non-US DXers to get involved as well (there will be more).  Submit your logs here: #amdx #mwdx 
https://forms.gle/PjR1cQVreXMCiACu7 
--
73 and best of DX!

Loyd Van Horn
W4LVH - Mandeville, Louisiana
Member:  IRCA/NRC Courtesy Program Committee (CPC)
Founder: DX Central - Because we're all about radio
Twitter:  @DXCentral



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Paul


Re: FCC Station Listing or another source

Paul Blundell
 

Thanks Bill, I will tidy it up.


On Mon, 14 Feb 2022, 10:19 pm mediumwavedx, <desertbilly@...> wrote:
Yes, it does. Takes a while to load. The FCC site is a bit wonky lately.

That link does unfortunately include all the FCC's data on Mexico, Canada, and Central and South America. Highly unreliable. I'd throw that part out I it were me.

Bill


Re: FCC Station Listing or another source

mediumwavedx
 

Yes, it does. Takes a while to load. The FCC site is a bit wonky lately.

That link does unfortunately include all the FCC's data on Mexico, Canada, and Central and South America. Highly unreliable. I'd throw that part out I it were me.

Bill


Re: FCC Station Listing or another source

Paul Blundell
 

On Mon, Feb 14, 2022 at 8:17 PM mediumwavedx <desertbilly@...> wrote:
Hi Paul,
 
A nice list is available.
 
If you go to the FCC's AM Query page, FCC AM Query
 
Select the dropdown from Authorization: Licensed Records Only (Daytime & Nighttime)
 
Select the dropdown from Output: AM Short List (easiest printed, fastest)
 
Don't input anything else or input any other fields.
 
Click "Results To This Page/Tab".
 
You will get a nice list like your list. Save as a .PDF, for example.
 
Good luck,
 
Bill



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Re: FCC Station Listing or another source

mediumwavedx
 
Edited

Hi Paul,
 
A nice list is available.
 
If you go to the FCC's AM Query page, FCC AM Query
 
Select the dropdown from Authorization: Licensed Records Only (Daytime & Nighttime)
 
Select the dropdown from Output: AM Short List (easiest printed, fastest)
 
Don't input anything else or input any other fields.
 
Click "Results To This Page/Tab".
 
You will get a nice list like your list. Save as a .PDF, for example.

The FCC's web site has been acting up a bit lately. You might get an error page or a time out. Keep trying. It will work.
 
Good luck,
 
Bill


Long Term DXing Project - 13/02/2022

Paul Blundell
 

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**LongTermDXingProject - Report**
Report Date: 02/14/2022
Report Time: 09:32:08
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DATE: 13/02/2022
TIME: 22:15
LOCATION: Home, Launceston Tasmania
RADIO: Digitech AR-1733
NOTES: Night time session at home.

531KhZ - 3GG - ULDXIndex = 0.3072
549KhZ - 2CR - ULDXIndex = 0.07632
594KhZ - 3WV - ULDXIndex = 0.0679
621KhZ - 3RN - ULDXIndex = 0.0459
774KhZ - 3LO - ULDXIndex = 0.0459
1053KhZ - 2CA - ULDXIndex = 0.2848
1179KhZ - 3RPH - ULDXIndex = 0.267
1341Khz - HPON GEELONG - ULDXIndex = 0.3432
1422KhZ - HPON MELBOURNE - ULDXIndex = 0.3592
1503KhZ - 3KND - ULDXIndex = 0.267
ULDXIndex Total: 2.06442

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Paul


Re: MW Frequency Challenge - Week 13: EVERYTHING from 810-891 kHz!

Issac Quincey
 

Thank you. I will send my log after I am done.

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------- Original Message -------
On Monday, February 14th, 2022 at 2:34 PM, DX Central - Loyd Van Horn (W4LVH) <w4lvhsc@...> wrote:

MW Frequency Challenge - Week 13: 

It's a DOOZY!  Everything from 810-891 kHz. 
This is a chance for our non-US DXers to get involved as well (there will be more).  Submit your logs here: #amdx #mwdx 
https://forms.gle/PjR1cQVreXMCiACu7 
--
73 and best of DX!

Loyd Van Horn
W4LVH - Mandeville, Louisiana
Member:  IRCA/NRC Courtesy Program Committee (CPC)
Founder: DX Central - Because we're all about radio
Twitter:  @DXCentral


Re: MWDXerDB - Update

Issac Quincey
 

Does anybody much else use this or it is more for your own use and you let other people if they want to? I guess I am trying to get a picture on if it is worth me using it or not.

Has it passed any sort of security audit or has it been checked against some virus scanners to ensure my data is safe?

Would you consider sharing the source code for peer review?

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On Monday, February 14th, 2022 at 8:16 AM, Paul <tanger32au@...> wrote:
This is a replacement, I ran into some issues with the Access database and decided to return back to developing this.
It is 100% "offline" and can be run from a USB stick if required. I will shortly be updating the "about" page to add a lot more details about it.

Paul

On Sun, Feb 13, 2022 at 9:35 PM Issac Quincey <IssacQuincey@...> wrote:
Is this a replacement for the Access 2019 database or are you running both? Please clarify.
Does this link to any central source or does this run separate on each device? I prefer web based programs but understand that might not be possible for you.

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On Saturday, February 12th, 2022 at 3:27 AM, Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:
MWDxerDB is a custom database program which has been designed and coded using JustBasic. It is based on the "simple database framework" which is included with JustBasic.

This program has been developed by myself over the past few years for the purpose of logging ultralight radio dxing related frequencies and information.

MWDxerDB is freeware and freely distributable, please note that I can accept no responsibility for how it is used and any issues it might cause on your computer as setups and configurations vary so much. MWDxerDB is self contained in it's own folder and does not write any files outside it's own folder or reg keys, this means it is totally portable and will happily run off a USB key.

As my interest is logging mediumwave frequencies, I have the following fields.

Frequency / Name
Details
Notes
To protect your loggings I have the program password protected.

Version History:
MWDXerDB_V22.02:
- This version includes the code required for updating the ULDXIndex, when a new entry is added or an entry is updated, you will be prompted to update this.
- A new file "config.ini" has been added to this version, at the moment it contains some codes to control various parts of MWDXerDB, over time I will be adding more to this.
- The version of MWDXerDB has been added to the top of the report file.
- I have now integrated the logging database for my "LongTerm DXing Project", this is accessed via a separate button on the main screen.


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MW Frequency Challenge - Week 13: EVERYTHING from 810-891 kHz!

DX Central - Loyd Van Horn (W4LVH)
 

MW Frequency Challenge - Week 13: 

It's a DOOZY!  Everything from 810-891 kHz. 
This is a chance for our non-US DXers to get involved as well (there will be more).  Submit your logs here: #amdx #mwdx 
https://forms.gle/PjR1cQVreXMCiACu7 
--
73 and best of DX!

Loyd Van Horn
W4LVH - Mandeville, Louisiana
Member:  IRCA/NRC Courtesy Program Committee (CPC)
Founder: DX Central - Because we're all about radio
Twitter:  @DXCentral


FCC Station Listing or another source

Paul Blundell
 

Here in Australia we have a really good listing of all medium wave stations on the ACMA website. This shows you what it looks like:  3 MF AM Radio in Frequency Order.pdf (acma.gov.au)

I have now added a link to this in my logging program (MWDXerDB) and was hoping to add something like this for the USA and other countries. Does the FCC provide something like this? If you know of something like this for other countries, that would also be great and I would be happy to add this to MWDXerDB.

Paul

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Paul


Re: ATS100 (Interesting) Initial observations

FenDrifter
 

Al I can say is I wish you better luck than I had Dave! Could you please let us know exactly what yours includes? In case like me you don’t get instructions, hold the knob down for about five seconds and it should kick into life. 

Ron, that’s very encouraging news! I’m still waiting for mine. That’s rotten luck about your long wires, it sounds as though you had it rough!
Drifter


Re: ATS100 (Interesting) Initial observations

Ron Layton <micron327@...>
 

I think you will be much happier with the PL-368. I've been putting mine through its paces for a month now and it is doing a stellar job on MW DX and SW DX. I have been using the whip and ferrite antenna's as my long wires were destroyed in a recent wind storm/tornado. Got to love Florida weather. Hi.


Long Term DXing Project - 12/02/2022

Paul Blundell
 

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**LongTermDXingProject - Report**
Report Date: 02/13/2022
Report Time: 20:50:07
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DATE: 12/02/2022
TIME: 21:30
LOCATION: Home, Launceston Tasmania
RADIO: Digitech AR-1733
NOTES: Night time session at home.
531KhZ - 3GG - ULDXIndex = 0.2304
549KhZ - 2CR - ULDXIndex = 0.07632
594KhZ - 3WV - ULDXIndex = 0.05432
621KhZ - 3RN - ULDXIndex = 0.0459
774KhZ - 3LO - ULDXIndex = 0.03672
1053KhZ - 2CA - ULDXIndex = 0.4272
1179KhZ - 3RPH - ULDXIndex = 0.267
1341Khz - HPON GEELONG - ULDXIndex = 0.3432
1422KhZ - HPON MELBOURNE - ULDXIndex = 0.3592
1503KhZ - 3KND - ULDXIndex = 0.267
ULDXIndex Total: 2.10726

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Paul


Re: ATS100 (Interesting) Initial observations

dave_m1ctk
 

Hmm that's a bit worrying as I've just ordered one myself total cost £71.33. oh well see how we go 


On Sun, 13 Feb 2022 at 12:06, FenDrifter via groups.io <essexmarshman=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hi Issac
Well I don’t actually know. I was using it in the evening and it just switched off, so assuming it was a flat battery I put it on charge. Having left it overnight I attempted a few times to switch it on with no luck. The seller has accepted the return, but until he has received it and my money has been refunded I won’t be entirely happy. If anyone else buys or has bought one of these I’d be interested to know how it was/is received. Mine came in an apparently used bubble wrap bag with a USB lead. No box, no instructions or anything else. 

Drifter


Re: ATS100 (Interesting) Initial observations

FenDrifter
 

Hi Issac
Well I don’t actually know. I was using it in the evening and it just switched off, so assuming it was a flat battery I put it on charge. Having left it overnight I attempted a few times to switch it on with no luck. The seller has accepted the return, but until he has received it and my money has been refunded I won’t be entirely happy. If anyone else buys or has bought one of these I’d be interested to know how it was/is received. Mine came in an apparently used bubble wrap bag with a USB lead. No box, no instructions or anything else. 

Drifter


Re: Japan QSL Cards Recv’d

Issac Quincey
 

Do many stations still do QSL's? I know that some HAMS are not doing this as much, the postage is also an issue.

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On Saturday, February 12th, 2022 at 3:53 AM, Paul B. Walker, Jr. <walkerbroadcasting@...> wrote:
I got two QSL cards in the mail yesterday.

One was for STV’s JOWF 1440kHz Sapporo, Japan (50kw, Non Directional)

Another was for HBC’s JOHR 1287kHz Sapporo, Japan (50KW, non directional)




For anyone wondering, I simply sent postal mail to the station address listed on the website to get my QSL



Re: ATS100 (Interesting) Initial observations

Issac Quincey
 

What happened? Hardware or software issue?

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------- Original Message -------
On Friday, February 11th, 2022 at 9:50 PM, FenDrifter via groups.io <essexmarshman@...> wrote:


BEWARE! Sorry to say my ATS100 has failed! I am returning it for refund and will not be replacing it. 

Drifter