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Re: The secret to DX'ing?

Peter Laws
 

On Mon, Jan 10, 2022 at 1:52 PM Johnny via groups.io
<jlochey@...> wrote:

Maybe the secret to good/great DX'ing boils down to DXing OFTEN with the radio that YOU LIKE using the most?

Gilles, every week on the International Radio Report, says that the
best way to know what's on is to turn on your radio and tune around.

Sound advice, I'd say.

Antennas really are where the "money" is. Best receiver in the world
doesn't mean much if the antenna is a straightened out paperclip.



--
Peter Laws | N5UWY | plaws plaws net | Travel by Train!


Re: The secret to DX'ing?

jcfontario
 

Knowledge......


On Mon, Jan 10, 2022 at 5:27 PM Paul B. Walker, Jr. <walkerbroadcasting@...> wrote:
location, location, location... is the key next to a good antenna

On Mon, Jan 10, 2022 at 10:52 AM Johnny via groups.io <jlochey=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi all,

Okay, so I have acquired quite a few Ultralight DX Radios and must admit, that when you really boil it down, many of these little guys perform essentially the same (give or take, generalizing a bit here).

There really is no "magic bullet" radio that "rules them all" I don't think...

Maybe the secret to good/great DX'ing boils down to DXing OFTEN with the radio that YOU LIKE using the most?

Just an observation....  your mileage (kilometer-age?) may vary....!


Johnny  :)


Re: The secret to DX'ing?

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
 

location, location, location... is the key next to a good antenna

On Mon, Jan 10, 2022 at 10:52 AM Johnny via groups.io <jlochey=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi all,

Okay, so I have acquired quite a few Ultralight DX Radios and must admit, that when you really boil it down, many of these little guys perform essentially the same (give or take, generalizing a bit here).

There really is no "magic bullet" radio that "rules them all" I don't think...

Maybe the secret to good/great DX'ing boils down to DXing OFTEN with the radio that YOU LIKE using the most?

Just an observation....  your mileage (kilometer-age?) may vary....!


Johnny  :)


Re: The secret to DX'ing?

Paul Blundell
 

I one hundred percent agree with you on that.

Except for a couple of "duds" I have had, most decent radios work much the same. For me I find listening as much as I can, at different times of the day and night and using a radio I know well, both gives me the most enjoyment and the best results.

On Tue, 11 Jan 2022, 6:52 am Johnny via groups.io, <jlochey=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi all,

Okay, so I have acquired quite a few Ultralight DX Radios and must admit, that when you really boil it down, many of these little guys perform essentially the same (give or take, generalizing a bit here).

There really is no "magic bullet" radio that "rules them all" I don't think...

Maybe the secret to good/great DX'ing boils down to DXing OFTEN with the radio that YOU LIKE using the most?

Just an observation....  your mileage (kilometer-age?) may vary....!


Johnny  :)


Re: Logging Programs

Paul Blundell
 

Most of the fields have names above them that relate to what they are for. A coupe are more for my own use for some of the projects and challenges I run.

Until now I have had one record per station and would update that record each time I heard that station with the date and any notes about it. Recently I have also added a session form and table which I use to log what I hear during each of my DXing sessions, this will be used to keep a better record of what I am hearing, when and where plus notes on locations and so on. This side of it is only new so I will be adding to this and improving it as I go. I already have some ideas of extra fields and details I want to log.

On Mon, 10 Jan 2022, 7:08 pm Issac Quincey via groups.io, <IssacQuincey=protonmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Can you explain each field in them and how they relate to each other. Do you log every time you hear a station or just once per station?

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On Monday, January 10th, 2022 at 1:12 PM, Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:
I have attached a couple of images of what I have been working on.
I have two forms, one is for entering information on each station, the other is for each listening session. I have some ideas on other things to add and I am working on this when I have any spare time.

On Mon, Jan 10, 2022 at 11:20 AM Issac Quincey via groups.io <IssacQuincey=protonmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Wow, so many replies. Thank you one and all.
I would love something online, as I have a few devices I could use. Does Access have anything that works across devices, maybe using the cloud? I used to use Access a bit so am comfortable in that space.

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On Monday, January 10th, 2022 at 7:22 AM, Gary Vance via groups.io <gvance11=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

The file I sent you was gleaned from a simple text file. I used features of both Excel and Access to create what you see. This file is very basic. But it is easy to query by frequency or call letters. The number crunching for the distance and bearing degree columns was done using a separate excel spread sheet one that was designed for that specific purpose.

I was using a different database at work when the company I was working for mandated that all employees were to use only components of the Microsoft Office Suite.

At first, because it was different, I did not like using Access. But … after a few Access updates and me getting familiar with the software, I began to appreciate how easy it was to use the very powerful tools of the program.

I am glad I was forced to learn how to use it.

73 Gary Vance

From: main@UltralightDX.groups.io <main@UltralightDX.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jorge Garzón via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, January 9, 2022 14:01
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Logging Programs

Yes, it does work Gary. I thin that info cna be also extracted from MWLIST with the appropriate searching tool and then exported as a .csv file.

I must try to find an old Access program for my laptop and then try again. Now, I am using Excel but I prefered Access, as you two keep doing!

Thank you very much.

Jorge Garzón Gutiérrez "IberiaDX"

(EB7EFA · EA1036 SWL · BDXC Member 1409)

QTH: IN83ag / 43º15' N · 03º56' W

San Roque 95, casa 5 (Villasevil)

39698 Santiurde de Toranzo (ESPAÑA - SPAIN)

.................................................................................

Blog: IberiaDX · Twitter: @IberiaDX

En domingo, 9 de enero de 2022 18:25:08 CET, Gary Vance via groups.io <gvance11@...> escribió:

Well … we will see if I am allowed to attach a file in this group.

The file I am attaching is an excel file in the xlsx format.

If you have an older version of excel this won’t work.

If it doesn't work, I will convert it to an xls file.

This file contains a list of Medium Wave stations members of the Michigan Area Radio Enthusiast’s reported to the club. I used some of my data tricks to make it easier to query. Also, I added the stations geographical coordinates. The mile and kilometers fields are the distance the stations are to my QTH in those unit. The Bearing° field is the initial bearing from my QTH.

If you reside in Spain as I suspect, this information won’t be very useful to you. But, I know a few folks in this group, might find this useful

73 G. if this doesn't work I will use my OneDrive to make it available.

Wish me luck.

From: main@UltralightDX.groups.io <main@UltralightDX.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jorge Garzón via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, January 9, 2022 11:47
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Logging Programs

I do agree with you Gary. In the past, Access was my fave and I had everything on it, but with the years, the standard went into Excel and even Access dissapeared from the suite.
I am interested to browse your MW summary, if it is possible.
Regards,
--

Jorge Garzón (EB7EFA · EA1036 SWL)

QTH: IN83ag / 43º15' N · 03º56' W

Urb. San Roque 95, casa 5 (Villasevil)

39698 Santiurde de Toranzo (ESPAÑA - SPAIN)

................................................................................

Blog: IberiaDX · Twitter: @IberiaDX




--
Paul



The secret to DX'ing?

Johnny
 

Hi all,

Okay, so I have acquired quite a few Ultralight DX Radios and must admit, that when you really boil it down, many of these little guys perform essentially the same (give or take, generalizing a bit here).

There really is no "magic bullet" radio that "rules them all" I don't think...

Maybe the secret to good/great DX'ing boils down to DXing OFTEN with the radio that YOU LIKE using the most?

Just an observation....  your mileage (kilometer-age?) may vary....!


Johnny  :)


Re: Another silly (?) question.

FenDrifter
 

Thanks Tony!


Re: Handheld Ultralight FM DXing Directional Antenna?

Johnny
 

Hi Richard,

Kind of revisiting your post here...  I was going to PM you, but do not know how to.

Can I ask you a couple questions about FM DX'ing?

1)  How RURAL is rural?  I live on the outskirts of a very small town (less than 6 sq miles) surrounded by the "country" in Michigan.  Are you more rural (just trying to set my expectations here!).

2)  What radio do you like for FM DX'ing?

3)  Do you rely on RDS much or find it helpful?

4)  How long did it take you to log 875 FM stations?  (that's a real achievement! congrats!)

Thanks,


Johnny


Re: Logging Programs

Issac Quincey
 

Can you explain each field in them and how they relate to each other. Do you log every time you hear a station or just once per station?

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On Monday, January 10th, 2022 at 1:12 PM, Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:
I have attached a couple of images of what I have been working on.
I have two forms, one is for entering information on each station, the other is for each listening session. I have some ideas on other things to add and I am working on this when I have any spare time.

On Mon, Jan 10, 2022 at 11:20 AM Issac Quincey via groups.io <IssacQuincey=protonmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Wow, so many replies. Thank you one and all.
I would love something online, as I have a few devices I could use. Does Access have anything that works across devices, maybe using the cloud? I used to use Access a bit so am comfortable in that space.

Sent with ProtonMail Secure Email.


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On Monday, January 10th, 2022 at 7:22 AM, Gary Vance via groups.io <gvance11=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

The file I sent you was gleaned from a simple text file. I used features of both Excel and Access to create what you see. This file is very basic. But it is easy to query by frequency or call letters. The number crunching for the distance and bearing degree columns was done using a separate excel spread sheet one that was designed for that specific purpose.

I was using a different database at work when the company I was working for mandated that all employees were to use only components of the Microsoft Office Suite.

At first, because it was different, I did not like using Access. But … after a few Access updates and me getting familiar with the software, I began to appreciate how easy it was to use the very powerful tools of the program.

I am glad I was forced to learn how to use it.

73 Gary Vance

From: main@UltralightDX.groups.io <main@UltralightDX.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jorge Garzón via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, January 9, 2022 14:01
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Logging Programs

Yes, it does work Gary. I thin that info cna be also extracted from MWLIST with the appropriate searching tool and then exported as a .csv file.

I must try to find an old Access program for my laptop and then try again. Now, I am using Excel but I prefered Access, as you two keep doing!

Thank you very much.

Jorge Garzón Gutiérrez "IberiaDX"

(EB7EFA · EA1036 SWL · BDXC Member 1409)

QTH: IN83ag / 43º15' N · 03º56' W

San Roque 95, casa 5 (Villasevil)

39698 Santiurde de Toranzo (ESPAÑA - SPAIN)

.................................................................................

Blog: IberiaDX · Twitter: @IberiaDX

En domingo, 9 de enero de 2022 18:25:08 CET, Gary Vance via groups.io <gvance11@...> escribió:

Well … we will see if I am allowed to attach a file in this group.

The file I am attaching is an excel file in the xlsx format.

If you have an older version of excel this won’t work.

If it doesn't work, I will convert it to an xls file.

This file contains a list of Medium Wave stations members of the Michigan Area Radio Enthusiast’s reported to the club. I used some of my data tricks to make it easier to query. Also, I added the stations geographical coordinates. The mile and kilometers fields are the distance the stations are to my QTH in those unit. The Bearing° field is the initial bearing from my QTH.

If you reside in Spain as I suspect, this information won’t be very useful to you. But, I know a few folks in this group, might find this useful

73 G. if this doesn't work I will use my OneDrive to make it available.

Wish me luck.

From: main@UltralightDX.groups.io <main@UltralightDX.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jorge Garzón via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, January 9, 2022 11:47
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Logging Programs

I do agree with you Gary. In the past, Access was my fave and I had everything on it, but with the years, the standard went into Excel and even Access dissapeared from the suite.
I am interested to browse your MW summary, if it is possible.
Regards,
--

Jorge Garzón (EB7EFA · EA1036 SWL)

QTH: IN83ag / 43º15' N · 03º56' W

Urb. San Roque 95, casa 5 (Villasevil)

39698 Santiurde de Toranzo (ESPAÑA - SPAIN)

................................................................................

Blog: IberiaDX · Twitter: @IberiaDX




--
Paul



Re: Logging Programs

Paul Blundell
 

I have attached a couple of images of what I have been working on.
I have two forms, one is for entering information on each station, the other is for each listening session. I have some ideas on other things to add and I am working on this when I have any spare time.


On Mon, Jan 10, 2022 at 11:20 AM Issac Quincey via groups.io <IssacQuincey=protonmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Wow, so many replies. Thank you one and all.
I would love something online, as I have a few devices I could use. Does Access have anything that works across devices, maybe using the cloud? I used to use Access a bit so am comfortable in that space.

Sent with ProtonMail Secure Email.


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On Monday, January 10th, 2022 at 7:22 AM, Gary Vance via groups.io <gvance11=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

The file I sent you was gleaned from a simple text file. I used features of both Excel and Access to create what you see. This file is very basic. But it is easy to query by frequency or call letters. The number crunching for the distance and bearing degree columns was done using a separate excel spread sheet one that was designed for that specific purpose.

I was using a different database at work when the company I was working for mandated that all employees were to use only components of the Microsoft Office Suite.

At first, because it was different, I did not like using Access. But … after a few Access updates and me getting familiar with the software, I began to appreciate how easy it was to use the very powerful tools of the program.

I am glad I was forced to learn how to use it.

73 Gary Vance

 

From: main@UltralightDX.groups.io <main@UltralightDX.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jorge Garzón via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, January 9, 2022 14:01
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Logging Programs

 

Yes, it does work Gary. I thin that info cna be also extracted from MWLIST with the appropriate searching tool and then exported as a .csv file.

 

I must try to find an old Access program for my laptop and then try again. Now, I am using Excel but I prefered Access, as you two keep doing!

 

Thank you very much.

 

Jorge Garzón Gutiérrez "IberiaDX" 

(EB7EFA · EA1036 SWL · BDXC Member 1409) 

QTH: IN83ag / 43º15' N · 03º56' W

San Roque 95, casa 5 (Villasevil)

39698 Santiurde de Toranzo (ESPAÑA - SPAIN)

.................................................................................

Blog: IberiaDX  · Twitter: @IberiaDX

 

 

En domingo, 9 de enero de 2022 18:25:08 CET, Gary Vance via groups.io <gvance11@...> escribió:

 

 

Well … we will see if I am allowed to attach a file in this group.

The file I am attaching is an excel file in the xlsx format.

If you have an older version of excel this won’t work.

If it doesn't work, I will convert it to an xls file.

This file contains a list of Medium Wave stations members of the Michigan Area Radio Enthusiast’s reported to the club. I used some of my data tricks to make it easier to query. Also, I added the stations geographical coordinates. The mile and kilometers fields are the distance the stations are to my QTH in those unit. The Bearing° field is the initial bearing from my QTH.

If you reside in Spain as I suspect, this information won’t be very useful to you. But, I know a few folks in this group, might find this useful

73 G. if this doesn't work I will use my OneDrive to make it available.

Wish me luck.

 

 

 

From: main@UltralightDX.groups.io <main@UltralightDX.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jorge Garzón via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, January 9, 2022 11:47
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Logging Programs

 

I do agree with you Gary. In the past, Access was my fave and I had everything on it, but with the years, the standard went into Excel and even Access dissapeared from the suite.
I am interested to browse your MW summary, if it is possible. 
Regards,
--

Jorge Garzón (EB7EFA · EA1036 SWL) 

QTH: IN83ag / 43º15' N · 03º56' W

Urb. San Roque 95, casa 5 (Villasevil)

39698 Santiurde de Toranzo (ESPAÑA - SPAIN)

................................................................................

Blog: IberiaDX  · Twitter: @IberiaDX




--
Paul


Re: My best AM catch of the year so far!

Issac Quincey
 

That is such a great idea. At times I am tuning around while on the road and sometimes hear stations which might be of interest later on. 

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On Monday, January 10th, 2022 at 7:39 AM, Johnny via groups.io <jlochey@...> wrote:
Hey Peter,

Great idea on texting while mobile, some of my best catches have been with car radios!


Hey Gary,

Thanks, I appreciate that!  Very cool that WBAP is not so simple necessarily to receive, that makes me feel good!  


Appreciate you both!


J


Re: Logging Programs

Issac Quincey
 

Wow, so many replies. Thank you one and all.
I would love something online, as I have a few devices I could use. Does Access have anything that works across devices, maybe using the cloud? I used to use Access a bit so am comfortable in that space.

Sent with ProtonMail Secure Email.


‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ Original Message ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐

On Monday, January 10th, 2022 at 7:22 AM, Gary Vance via groups.io <gvance11@...> wrote:

The file I sent you was gleaned from a simple text file. I used features of both Excel and Access to create what you see. This file is very basic. But it is easy to query by frequency or call letters. The number crunching for the distance and bearing degree columns was done using a separate excel spread sheet one that was designed for that specific purpose.

I was using a different database at work when the company I was working for mandated that all employees were to use only components of the Microsoft Office Suite.

At first, because it was different, I did not like using Access. But … after a few Access updates and me getting familiar with the software, I began to appreciate how easy it was to use the very powerful tools of the program.

I am glad I was forced to learn how to use it.

73 Gary Vance

 

From: main@UltralightDX.groups.io <main@UltralightDX.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jorge Garzón via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, January 9, 2022 14:01
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Logging Programs

 

Yes, it does work Gary. I thin that info cna be also extracted from MWLIST with the appropriate searching tool and then exported as a .csv file.

 

I must try to find an old Access program for my laptop and then try again. Now, I am using Excel but I prefered Access, as you two keep doing!

 

Thank you very much.

 

Jorge Garzón Gutiérrez "IberiaDX" 

(EB7EFA · EA1036 SWL · BDXC Member 1409) 

QTH: IN83ag / 43º15' N · 03º56' W

San Roque 95, casa 5 (Villasevil)

39698 Santiurde de Toranzo (ESPAÑA - SPAIN)

.................................................................................

Blog: IberiaDX  · Twitter: @IberiaDX

 

 

En domingo, 9 de enero de 2022 18:25:08 CET, Gary Vance via groups.io <gvance11@...> escribió:

 

 

Well … we will see if I am allowed to attach a file in this group.

The file I am attaching is an excel file in the xlsx format.

If you have an older version of excel this won’t work.

If it doesn't work, I will convert it to an xls file.

This file contains a list of Medium Wave stations members of the Michigan Area Radio Enthusiast’s reported to the club. I used some of my data tricks to make it easier to query. Also, I added the stations geographical coordinates. The mile and kilometers fields are the distance the stations are to my QTH in those unit. The Bearing° field is the initial bearing from my QTH.

If you reside in Spain as I suspect, this information won’t be very useful to you. But, I know a few folks in this group, might find this useful

73 G. if this doesn't work I will use my OneDrive to make it available.

Wish me luck.

 

 

 

From: main@UltralightDX.groups.io <main@UltralightDX.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jorge Garzón via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, January 9, 2022 11:47
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Logging Programs

 

I do agree with you Gary. In the past, Access was my fave and I had everything on it, but with the years, the standard went into Excel and even Access dissapeared from the suite.
I am interested to browse your MW summary, if it is possible. 
Regards,
--

Jorge Garzón (EB7EFA · EA1036 SWL) 

QTH: IN83ag / 43º15' N · 03º56' W

Urb. San Roque 95, casa 5 (Villasevil)

39698 Santiurde de Toranzo (ESPAÑA - SPAIN)

................................................................................

Blog: IberiaDX  · Twitter: @IberiaDX



Re: Digitech AR1458 AM FM transistor radio

Johnny
 

Hi Paul,

Doh!!!!

SR-35, sorry about that!


J


Re: Digitech AR1458 AM FM transistor radio

Paul Blundell
 

Does the PR-35 cover the medium wave band? It looks to be FM/DAB+?


On Mon, Jan 10, 2022 at 7:41 AM Johnny via groups.io <jlochey=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hey Paul,

I wanted to get one, but pretty tough to find here in the US!

I could substitute my Sangean PR-35 maybe?  :)


J



--
Paul


Re: Digitech AR1458 AM FM transistor radio

Johnny
 

Hey Paul,

I wanted to get one, but pretty tough to find here in the US!

I could substitute my Sangean PR-35 maybe?  :)


J


Re: My best AM catch of the year so far!

Johnny
 

Hey Peter,

Great idea on texting while mobile, some of my best catches have been with car radios!


Hey Gary,

Thanks, I appreciate that!  Very cool that WBAP is not so simple necessarily to receive, that makes me feel good!  


Appreciate you both!


J


Re: Another silly (?) question.

Tony Germanotta
 

Yea, he was a character. Wish I could’ve met him. 

The atmosphere makes it all happen — or not, depending on lots of things. Different bands react differently to the changes, although weather is usually not an issue, unless there are thunderstorms causing noise. 

The sun pretty much drives it all, with some frequencies working well only in the dark when the atmosphere settles down and reflects like a mirror  Others bounce around the world during the day despite the solar agitation.  Then those same bands can die off and come alive during different phases of an 11 year solar cycle. 

The good thing is when the high bands disappear, the lower ones might be enhanced. The best reception can be when your location and the station you’re trying to hear are in the dark or the grey line as darkness comes. And don’t forget, radio takes the shortest path, which could be over the poles. An old fashioned globe is great to visualize that. 

Enjoy your journey. 

On Jan 9, 2022, at 10:43 AM, FenDrifter via groups.io <essexmarshman@...> wrote:



Hi Tony
Now it’s my turn to apologise for delayed reply!  Once again I appreciate the time you took to reply. I was already aware of the famous Feynman through a television program I saw many years ago, and also since then an interest in particle physics; he’s rather hard to avoid! I’ll always remember in that old TV program him saying he’d always wondered if it would be possible to pee upside down, so he tried it and found he could 😊. He had a wonderful way with words, and of course his favourite one was ‘interesting’. 

I’m still in the learning stage, and the biggest and most important thing I’ve learned so far is how atmospheric conditions affect reception!
Drifter


Re: My best AM catch of the year so far!

Gary Vance
 

WBAP …Probably not a big deal to most

I don’t live too far from you and the last time I logged WBAP was November 2013.

WBAP used to be a nighttime regular here in Michigan.

I suspect the IBOC signal from 830 kHz WCCO Minneapolis MN has turned WBAP from an regularly heard station to a rarely heard station.

BTW, I think it is a big deal.

Congratulations.

73 Gary Vance

 

From: main@UltralightDX.groups.io <main@UltralightDX.groups.io> On Behalf Of Johnny via groups.io
Sent: Friday, January 7, 2022 13:10
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Subject: [UltralightDX] My best AM catch of the year so far!

 

[Edited Message Follows]

Hi all,

I just wanted to share a cool "catch" that I got last night.  Probably not a big deal to most, but it was fun for me.

From my location in Tecumseh, Michigan, I was able to hear WBAP out of Fort Worth, Texas for quite some time last night.  The distance from my location and WBAP is almost 1000 miles (973)!

I heard it at 9:00 PM EST on 1/06/2022 (2:00 AM UTC on 1/07/2022) on my barefoot Eton Mini.


Thanks,


Johnny


Re: Logging Programs

Gary Vance
 

The file I sent you was gleaned from a simple text file. I used features of both Excel and Access to create what you see. This file is very basic. But it is easy to query by frequency or call letters. The number crunching for the distance and bearing degree columns was done using a separate excel spread sheet one that was designed for that specific purpose.

I was using a different database at work when the company I was working for mandated that all employees were to use only components of the Microsoft Office Suite.

At first, because it was different, I did not like using Access. But … after a few Access updates and me getting familiar with the software, I began to appreciate how easy it was to use the very powerful tools of the program.

I am glad I was forced to learn how to use it.

73 Gary Vance

 

 

From: main@UltralightDX.groups.io <main@UltralightDX.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jorge Garzón via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, January 9, 2022 14:01
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Logging Programs

 

Yes, it does work Gary. I thin that info cna be also extracted from MWLIST with the appropriate searching tool and then exported as a .csv file.

 

I must try to find an old Access program for my laptop and then try again. Now, I am using Excel but I prefered Access, as you two keep doing!

 

Thank you very much.

 

Jorge Garzón Gutiérrez "IberiaDX" 

(EB7EFA · EA1036 SWL · BDXC Member 1409) 

QTH: IN83ag / 43º15' N · 03º56' W

San Roque 95, casa 5 (Villasevil)

39698 Santiurde de Toranzo (ESPAÑA - SPAIN)

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Blog: IberiaDX  · Twitter: @IberiaDX

 

 

En domingo, 9 de enero de 2022 18:25:08 CET, Gary Vance via groups.io <gvance11@...> escribió:

 

 

Well … we will see if I am allowed to attach a file in this group.

The file I am attaching is an excel file in the xlsx format.

If you have an older version of excel this won’t work.

If it doesn't work, I will convert it to an xls file.

This file contains a list of Medium Wave stations members of the Michigan Area Radio Enthusiast’s reported to the club. I used some of my data tricks to make it easier to query. Also, I added the stations geographical coordinates. The mile and kilometers fields are the distance the stations are to my QTH in those unit. The Bearing° field is the initial bearing from my QTH.

If you reside in Spain as I suspect, this information won’t be very useful to you. But, I know a few folks in this group, might find this useful

73 G. if this doesn't work I will use my OneDrive to make it available.

Wish me luck.

 

 

 

From: main@UltralightDX.groups.io <main@UltralightDX.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jorge Garzón via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, January 9, 2022 11:47
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Logging Programs

 

I do agree with you Gary. In the past, Access was my fave and I had everything on it, but with the years, the standard went into Excel and even Access dissapeared from the suite.
I am interested to browse your MW summary, if it is possible. 
Regards,
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Jorge Garzón (EB7EFA · EA1036 SWL) 

QTH: IN83ag / 43º15' N · 03º56' W

Urb. San Roque 95, casa 5 (Villasevil)

39698 Santiurde de Toranzo (ESPAÑA - SPAIN)

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Blog: IberiaDX  · Twitter: @IberiaDX


Re: My best AM catch of the year so far!

Peter Laws
 

If I catch something of note while in the car, I just email call/freq
to myself (after pulling off the road and placing the vehicle in park
and applying the parking brake OF COURSE) and use the email timestamp
when I add it to the "real" log.

On Sun, Jan 9, 2022 at 1:01 PM Johnny via groups.io
<jlochey@...> wrote:

Thanks guys!

Yep, I keep a "temporary" paper log for when I'm traveling VERY light....

But for the most part it's all kept in Google Sheets.


Johnny


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