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Re: Cape Perpetua Ocean Cliff DXpedition

Gary DeBock
 

Allen and Rob,
 
Thanks for your best wishes. I'll save you both a spot on the Cliffs next year!! (I can just hear you making reservations already... :-)
 
73, Gary
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Ross
To: ultralightdx
Sent: Thu, Aug 15, 2013 6:38 am
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Re: Cape Perpetua Ocean Cliff DXpedition

 

>

Gary

Good Luck with the DX from the cliff at Perpetua this coming weekend.

Allen Willie
Bristol's Hope, Newfoundland 




Yes Gary...have Fun...(Like you won't eh!!??). I'll be home cutting Grass and having a blast!!

I guess I should get the T-615's all warmed up and ready to go!! I think I'm 1 or 2 stations behind Allen now!! HAHAHHAHA.

Allen...Congrats on the 2 new ones last night!! I think you have more stations from IRAN than I have from North America now!! 

Send us a report when you log the good ones Gary!!

73..ROB VA3SW

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA



Re: Cape Perpetua Ocean Cliff DXpedition

robert ross
 


>

Gary

Good Luck with the DX from the cliff at Perpetua this coming weekend.

Allen Willie
Bristol's Hope, Newfoundland 





Yes Gary...have Fun...(Like you won't eh!!??). I'll be home cutting Grass and having a blast!!

I guess I should get the T-615's all warmed up and ready to go!! I think I'm 1 or 2 stations behind Allen now!! HAHAHHAHA.

Allen...Congrats on the 2 new ones last night!! I think you have more stations from IRAN than I have from North America now!! 

Send us a report when you log the good ones Gary!!

73..ROB VA3SW

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA



Newfoundland Ultralight Radio Logs Aug 14-15

Allen Willie
 

Hello To All,

With good Trans-Atlantic reception last evening combined with decent domestic reception early this morning, two more new ones were added to the Ultralight logbook here in the "Hope".


1125 khz - IRAN - IRIB R. Iran Qazvin 23:52 UTC 8/14/13 w/ chants, Farsi talk by man , mentions of Iran (signal heard mixing off and on with Spain and Belgium ) Another check found it still in at 00:21 UTC

Ultralight Station # 1103 Trans-Atlantic Station # 470




990 - WNML - Knoxville, Tennessee 6:35 UTC 8/15/13 w/ sportstalk about NFL Football , PSA's for Ad council and US Forest Service , The "Sports Animal " ID's , mentions of Tennessee
(signal mixing and at times over CBY (CBC ) Cornerbrook, Newfoundland


Ultralight Station # 1104



Receiver: SRF-M37W barefoot



Good DX

Allen Willie
Bristol's Hope, Newfoundland
47:43N 53:11W


Re: Cape Perpetua Ocean Cliff DXpedition

Allen Willie
 

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


Hello All,

From August 16-19 another wild DXpedition is planned at another Highway 101 turnoff site on the side of an Oregon cliff, this time at Cape Perpetua, located 2 miles south of Yachats in Lincoln County. As during last month's Rockwork 4 DXpedition, a 7.5" loopstick Tecsun PL-380 Ultralight and a new 12" FSL antenna will be used to chase South Pacific DX during daily sunrise enhancement.

This particular cliff site offers nothing special in the way of comfort, although the DXing position is not 3 feet away from a straight-down 400' plunge to the Pacific (like Rockwork 4). The primary thrill at the Cape Perpetua turnoff (besides the enhanced DU-DX) is being located on a Highway 101 curving section, and being in the headlights of huge 18-wheelers until they make their final turn a few feet away from the DXing site.

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

Good Luck with the DX from the cliff at Perpetua this coming weekend.


Allen Willie
Bristol's Hope, Newfoundland


Re: DU-DX MP3 Song ID Needed

Tony Ward
 

Roly says he is retiring in 20 days Gary! He awaits your contact. Text Message on FB will do it. Good luck!!
 
Tony Ward (VE3NO) NYAA Starfest
Whitby, ON


tonyward@...
http://www.nyaa.ca


A few strings short of a full Universe...


From: "D1028Gary@..."
To: ultralightdx@...
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 5:28:13 PM
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] DU-DX MP3 Song ID Needed

 
Thanks Tony,
 
The info on your friend Roly is greatly appreciated. Have a nice trip Down East!
 
73, Gary
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Tony Ward To: ultralightdx
Sent: Wed, Aug 14, 2013 1:14 pm
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] DU-DX MP3 Song ID Needed

 
My friend's name is Roly Runciman, ZL1BQD, Gary, and we have known each other for many years.  Fearful rush tonight packing. We are off camping Down East at the crack of dawn, but when I get the chance I will get more info to you off the group. We will be in and out of WiFi contact, but home on the 29th again. Apologies for being in such a rush!
 


Cape Perpetua Ocean Cliff DXpedition

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
From August 16-19 another wild DXpedition is planned at another Highway 101 turnoff site on the side of an Oregon cliff, this time at Cape Perpetua, located 2 miles south of Yachats in Lincoln County. As during last month's Rockwork 4 DXpedition, a 7.5" loopstick Tecsun PL-380 Ultralight and a new 12" FSL antenna will be used to chase South Pacific DX during daily sunrise enhancement.
 
This particular cliff site offers nothing special in the way of comfort, although the DXing position is not 3 feet away from a straight-down 400' plunge to the Pacific (like Rockwork 4). The primary thrill at the Cape Perpetua turnoff (besides the enhanced DU-DX) is being located on a Highway 101 curving section, and being in the headlights of huge 18-wheelers until they make their final turn a few feet away from the DXing site.
 
73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
 
   


Re: DU-DX MP3 Song ID Needed

Gary DeBock
 

Thanks Tony,
 
The info on your friend Roly is greatly appreciated. Have a nice trip Down East!
 
73, Gary
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Tony Ward
To: ultralightdx
Sent: Wed, Aug 14, 2013 1:14 pm
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] DU-DX MP3 Song ID Needed

 
My friend's name is Roly Runciman, ZL1BQD, Gary, and we have known each other for many years.  Fearful rush tonight packing. We are off camping Down East at the crack of dawn, but when I get the chance I will get more info to you off the group. We will be in and out of WiFi contact, but home on the 29th again. Apologies for being in such a rush!
 
Tony Ward (VE3NO) NYAA Starfest
Whitby, ON




A few strings short of a full Universe...


From: "D1028Gary@..." <D1028Gary@...>
To: ultralightdx@...
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 3:42:30 PM
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] DU-DX MP3 Song ID Needed

 
Hi Tony,
 
Thanks very much for your assistance on the 594-NZ Rhema song identification, which is much appreciated! It's also a favorable coincidence that you are friends with the Rhema network CE-- if you could let me know his name, it would be very helpful.
 
Yes, the "Rockwork 4" ocean cliff in Oregon definitely has an almost freakish preference for Kiwi signals, at the expense of others. The cliff face is directed at 210 degrees true bearing, which is exactly the direction to New Zealand. After spending a week DXing at the cliff and hearing local-like NZ signals on 7 out of 7 days, I'm feeling a little bit like a transplanted Kiwi myself.
 
73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
 
  
-----Original Message-----
From: Tony Ward <tonyward@...>
To: ultralightdx <ultralightdx@...>
Sent: Wed, Aug 14, 2013 4:51 am
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] DU-DX MP3 Song ID Needed

 
Shazam on my iPhone says that it is "Shine" by the Newsboys Gary... A good friend is CE of Rhema in NZ, but we will be away for a couple of weeks if you are not successful..... Great going on the coast. We are off to dip our toes in the Atlantic!
 
Tony Ward (VE3NO) NYAA Starfest
Whitby, ON




A few strings short of a full Universe...


From: "D1028Gary@..." <D1028Gary@...>
To : ultralightdx@...; irca@...
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 4:27:49 AM
Subject: [ultralightdx] DU-DX MP3 Song ID Needed

 
Hello,
 
The following Christian contemporary music song was recorded on 594-New Zealand's Rhema network at 1317 UTC on July 21 during the Rockwork 4 DXpedition. As with most of the New Zealand stations recorded on the cliff, the signal was pretty strong and stable. Can anyone identify the song title and/or recording artist? Any assistance would be appreciated, since I'm considering a reception report. Thanks!
 
 
73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
 


Re: DU-DX MP3 Song ID Needed

Tony Ward
 

My friend's name is Roly Runciman, ZL1BQD, Gary, and we have known each other for many years.  Fearful rush tonight packing. We are off camping Down East at the crack of dawn, but when I get the chance I will get more info to you off the group. We will be in and out of WiFi contact, but home on the 29th again. Apologies for being in such a rush!
 
Tony Ward (VE3NO) NYAA Starfest
Whitby, ON


tonyward@...
http://www.nyaa.ca


A few strings short of a full Universe...


From: "D1028Gary@..."
To: ultralightdx@...
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 3:42:30 PM
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] DU-DX MP3 Song ID Needed

 
Hi Tony,
 
Thanks very much for your assistance on the 594-NZ Rhema song identification, which is much appreciated! It's also a favorable coincidence that you are friends with the Rhema network CE-- if you could let me know his name, it would be very helpful.
 
Yes, the "Rockwork 4" ocean cliff in Oregon definitely has an almost freakish preference for Kiwi signals, at the expense of others. The cliff face is directed at 210 degrees true bearing, which is exactly the direction to New Zealand. After spending a week DXing at the cliff and hearing local-like NZ signals on 7 out of 7 days, I'm feeling a little bit like a transplanted Kiwi myself.
 
73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
 
  

-----Original Message-----
From: Tony Ward
To: ultralightdx
Sent: Wed, Aug 14, 2013 4:51 am
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] DU-DX MP3 Song ID Needed

 
Shazam on my iPhone says that it is "Shine" by the Newsboys Gary... A good friend is CE of Rhema in NZ, but we will be away for a couple of weeks if you are not successful..... Great going on the coast. We are off to dip our toes in the Atlantic!
 
Tony Ward (VE3NO) NYAA Starfest
Whitby, ON




A few strings short of a full Universe...


From: "D1028Gary@..." <D1028Gary@...>
To : ultralightdx@...; irca@...
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 4:27:49 AM
Subject: [ultralightdx] DU-DX MP3 Song ID Needed

 
Hello,
 
The following Christian contemporary music song was recorded on 594-New Zealand's Rhema network at 1317 UTC on July 21 during the Rockwork 4 DXpedition. As with most of the New Zealand stations recorded on the cliff, the signal was pretty strong and stable. Can anyone identify the song title and/or recording artist? Any assistance would be appreciated, since I'm considering a reception report. Thanks!
 
 
73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
 


Re: DU-DX MP3 Song ID Needed

Gary DeBock
 

Hi Tony,
 
Thanks very much for your assistance on the 594-NZ Rhema song identification, which is much appreciated! It's also a favorable coincidence that you are friends with the Rhema network CE-- if you could let me know his name, it would be very helpful.
 
Yes, the "Rockwork 4" ocean cliff in Oregon definitely has an almost freakish preference for Kiwi signals, at the expense of others. The cliff face is directed at 210 degrees true bearing, which is exactly the direction to New Zealand. After spending a week DXing at the cliff and hearing local-like NZ signals on 7 out of 7 days, I'm feeling a little bit like a transplanted Kiwi myself.
 
73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
 
  

-----Original Message-----
From: Tony Ward
To: ultralightdx
Sent: Wed, Aug 14, 2013 4:51 am
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] DU-DX MP3 Song ID Needed

 
Shazam on my iPhone says that it is "Shine" by the Newsboys Gary... A good friend is CE of Rhema in NZ, but we will be away for a couple of weeks if you are not successful..... Great going on the coast. We are off to dip our toes in the Atlantic!
 
Tony Ward (VE3NO) NYAA Starfest
Whitby, ON




A few strings short of a full Universe...


From: "D1028Gary@..." <D1028Gary@...>
To : ultralightdx@...; irca@...
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 4:27:49 AM
Subject: [ultralightdx] DU-DX MP3 Song ID Needed

 
Hello,
 
The following Christian contemporary music song was recorded on 594-New Zealand's Rhema network at 1317 UTC on July 21 during the Rockwork 4 DXpedition. As with most of the New Zealand stations recorded on the cliff, the signal was pretty strong and stable. Can anyone identify the song title and/or recording artist? Any assistance would be appreciated, since I'm considering a reception report. Thanks!
 
 
73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
 


Re: Help with loop antenna, please - Thanks !

Gabriel Velez
 

The only way to find out is to try it. Put a tuning cap across the fiber covered wire.

If it works, there you go. The magnet wire loop is likely for an antenna and ground for even more sensitivity.

Gabe

--- In ultralightdx@..., Russ Edmunds <wb2bjh@...> wrote:




I suspect that this is a loop which is designed to be broadband. If that is the case, it might be very difficult to tune. The  basic idea
behind a broadband loop is that it provides directionality and reduced noise but provides an even signal level across the bad or bands.
I would try it out as it is and if the signal levels appear consistent from low to high end, then that's what you have.

Russ Edmunds
15 mi NNW of Philadelphia
Grid FN20id
wb2bjh@...


________________________________
From: Jerry Hodak <jerryhodak@...>
To: ultralightdx@...
Sent: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 10:20 AM
Subject: [ultralightdx] Help with loop antenna, please - Thanks !

 
I purchased this loop antenna for $15 from an antique radio show auction back in January of this year but I haven't yet had a chance to use it.

I have successfully built other loop antennas but this one is a little bit different than the ones I've had experience with.

I want to make this a tunable loop for the AM band. The loops I've constructed and used in the past were just one continuous length of wire whereas this loop has two different wires. 10 turns of magnet wire and 10 turns of some other type of wire that appears to be copper wire with a sort of fiber jacket.


There wasn't a variable capacitor supplied with this antenna but I have one I want to connect to it to make it tunable.



What is the best way to do this?

I've provided links to some photos of the antenna in question:

loop photo 1

loop photo 2

loop photo 3 

loop photo 4 

Thanks !

Brian Miller

Berkley, MI


Re: DU-DX MP3 Song ID Needed

Tony Ward
 

Shazam on my iPhone says that it is "Shine" by the Newsboys Gary... A good friend is CE of Rhema in NZ, but we will be away for a couple of weeks if you are not successful..... Great going on the coast. We are off to dip our toes in the Atlantic!
 
Tony Ward (VE3NO) NYAA Starfest
Whitby, ON


tonyward@...
http://www.nyaa.ca


A few strings short of a full Universe...


From: "D1028Gary@..."
To: ultralightdx@...; irca@...
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 4:27:49 AM
Subject: [ultralightdx] DU-DX MP3 Song ID Needed

 
Hello,
 
The following Christian contemporary music song was recorded on 594-New Zealand's Rhema network at 1317 UTC on July 21 during the Rockwork 4 DXpedition. As with most of the New Zealand stations recorded on the cliff, the signal was pretty strong and stable. Can anyone identify the song title and/or recording artist? Any assistance would be appreciated, since I'm considering a reception report. Thanks!
 
 
73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
 


DU-DX MP3 Song ID Received

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
Within a half hour of my posting, Mauno Ritola in Finland (a friend that I just met on the Oregon coast last month) identified the MP3 song as "Shine," by the Newsboys (on the IRCA reflector). Thanks, Mauno!
 
73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
 
Newsboys: Shine

73, Mauno

14.8.2013 11:27, d1028gary@... kirjoitti:
> Hello,
>
> The following Christian contemporary music song was recorded on 594-New
Zealand's Rhema network at 1317 UTC on July 21 during the Rockwork 4 DXpedition.
As with most of the New Zealand stations recorded on the cliff, the signal was
pretty strong and stable. Can anyone identify the song title and/or recording
artist? Any assistance would be appreciated, since I'm considering a reception
report. Thanks!
>
> http://www.mediafire.com/listen/828ewm5du357roh/594-NZ.Rhema-1317z072113PL380_(2).MP3
>
> 73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
>


DU-DX MP3 Song ID Needed

Gary DeBock
 

Hello,
 
The following Christian contemporary music song was recorded on 594-New Zealand's Rhema network at 1317 UTC on July 21 during the Rockwork 4 DXpedition. As with most of the New Zealand stations recorded on the cliff, the signal was pretty strong and stable. Can anyone identify the song title and/or recording artist? Any assistance would be appreciated, since I'm considering a reception report. Thanks!
 
 
73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
 
  


Re: Help with loop antenna, please - Thanks !

Russ Edmunds <wb2bjh@...>
 


 
I suspect that this is a loop which is designed to be broadband. If that is the case, it might be very difficult to tune. The  basic idea
behind a broadband loop is that it provides directionality and reduced noise but provides an even signal level across the bad or bands.
I would try it out as it is and if the signal levels appear consistent from low to high end, then that's what you have.
 
Russ Edmunds
15 mi NNW of Philadelphia
Grid FN20id

From: Jerry Hodak
To: ultralightdx@...
Sent: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 10:20 AM
Subject: [ultralightdx] Help with loop antenna, please - Thanks !
 
I purchased this loop antenna for $15 from an antique radio show auction back in January of this year but I haven't yet had a chance to use it.

I have successfully built other loop antennas but this one is a little bit different than the ones I've had experience with.

I want to make this a tunable loop for the AM band. The loops I've constructed and used in the past were just one continuous length of wire whereas this loop has two different wires. 10 turns of magnet wire and 10 turns of some other type of wire that appears to be copper wire with a sort of fiber jacket.


There wasn't a variable capacitor supplied with this antenna but I have one I want to connect to it to make it tunable.



What is the best way to do this?

I've provided links to some photos of the antenna in question:

loop photo 1

loop photo 2

loop photo 3 

loop photo 4 

Thanks !

Brian Miller

Berkley, MI




Help with loop antenna, please - Thanks !

jerryhodak@ymail.com
 

I purchased this loop antenna for $15 from an antique radio show auction back in January of this year but I haven't yet had a chance to use it.

I have successfully built other loop antennas but this one is a little bit different than the ones I've had experience with.

I want to make this a tunable loop for the AM band. The loops I've constructed and used in the past were just one continuous length of wire whereas this loop has two different wires. 10 turns of magnet wire and 10 turns of some other type of wire that appears to be copper wire with a sort of fiber jacket.


There wasn't a variable capacitor supplied with this antenna but I have one I want to connect to it to make it tunable.



What is the best way to do this?

I've provided links to some photos of the antenna in question:

loop photo 1

loop photo 2

loop photo 3 

loop photo 4 

Thanks !

Brian Miller

Berkley, MI




Newfoundland Ultralight Radio Log Aug 10

Allen Willie
 

Hello To All,

Just one new log to report from the weekend. Saturday evening propagation was quite good


1359 - IRAN - IRIB Darab 23:28 UTC 8/10/13 w/ short bits of string instrumental music , deep voiced man in Farsi talk followed by woman, numerous mentions of Iran , chants followed at 23:43 UTC


Ultralight Station # 1102 Trans-Atlantic Station # 469



Receiver : SRF-M37W barefoot



Good DX

Allen Willie
Bristol's Hope, Newfoundland
47:43N 53:11W


Re: Unidentified - Liverpool UK

Allen Willie
 

 
 
RE:
 
On Friday night (9th August) at 11:30UTC I picked up a station on 1140khz playing "The Savage Nation"(The Michael Savage Show) any ideas what station is was? I was using a Sony SRF-59 barefoot (Liverpool, UK) at the time, and a Sony ICF-SW7600GR to confirm the frequency.

TIA

Owen
 
 
 
Hello Owen,
 
 
 
 
Only a guess here Owen , but it could be WRVA in Richmond Virginia
as they do carry the program
 
 
 
Regards
 
Allen Willie  
Bristol's Hope, Newfoundland


Re: Receiver Modification For Diversity/Stereo Reception?

Will <will_k53@...>
 

Hi Gordon,

Many years ago 20 plus maybe 30 there was an article in ?Shortwave magazine/Practical Wireless? doing that exact thing.  I may have a photocopy in my archives somewhere.  From memory it was quite surprising that only about foot or two of separation of the aerials sufficed.

It is not difficult to do with a couple of old cheap radios.  You might get away with non identical ones to try the idea.  It is something that has been on my very long todo list..  These days very little get crossed off but more keeps getting added.

Cheers
Will

----- Original Message -----
From: Kitsaplorax
Sent: 08/12/13 07:15 PM
To: ultralightdx@...
Subject: [ultralightdx] Receiver Modification For Diversity/Stereo Reception?

It has occurred to me that if one could share the same local oscillator between two otherwise identical radios, fed with antennas sufficiently out of phase, that one would then have a matched set of radios that would be optimized for binaural listening to sort out stations.

Has anyone on list tried this? I found a site on Beverage antenna design where the author had modified two Drake receivers to share the same local oscillator, thus locking the signals together.

Seems that a pair of SRF-59 or DE321s could be used as an inexpensive test platform for this idea. If it worked, I could envision a bank of 3-4 receivers, all run from the same LO, running different antennas into a four-channel headphone, or feeding into Audacity or similar, with analysis happening in well more than real time.

73,

Gordon Cooper
Bremerton WA

(who listened to the magnificent 2+ hour long rare Kitsap Peninsula lightning storm two nights ago on his PL660 tuned to 300 KHz at very low volume, while measuring out the distance to the strikes manually.)


Receiver Modification For Diversity/Stereo Reception?

kitsaplorax
 

It has occurred to me that if one could share the same local oscillator between two otherwise identical radios, fed with antennas sufficiently out of phase, that one would then have a matched set of radios that would be optimized for binaural listening to sort out stations.

Has anyone on list tried this? I found a site on Beverage antenna design where the author had modified two Drake receivers to share the same local oscillator, thus locking the signals together.

Seems that a pair of SRF-59 or DE321s could be used as an inexpensive test platform for this idea. If it worked, I could envision a bank of 3-4 receivers, all run from the same LO, running different antennas into a four-channel headphone, or feeding into Audacity or similar, with analysis happening in well more than real time.

73,

Gordon Cooper
Bremerton WA

(who listened to the magnificent 2+ hour long rare Kitsap Peninsula lightning storm two nights ago on his PL660 tuned to 300 KHz at very low volume, while measuring out the distance to the strikes manually.)


UNID - Liverpool, UK

Owen Gallagher
 

On Friday night (9th August) at 11:30UTC I picked up a station on 1140khz playing "The Savage Nation"(The Michael Savage Show) any ideas what station is was? I was using a Sony SRF-59 barefoot (Liverpool, UK) at the time, and a Sony ICF-SW7600GR to confirm the frequency.

TIA

Owen

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