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Re: AM DX in Alaska Jan 6

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
 

1026 Iran, 864 Moldova.  



On Thu, Jan 6, 2022 at 8:37 AM Paul B. Walker, Jr. via groups.io <walkerbroadcasting=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
1485 Norway, 1413 Moldova, whispers of 1386 Lithuania, 1053 and 1179 Romania and 1035 Estonia.

So far.. still on going.

Paul 


AM DX in Alaska Jan 6

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
 

1485 Norway, 1413 Moldova, whispers of 1386 Lithuania, 1053 and 1179 Romania and 1035 Estonia.

So far.. still on going.

Paul 


Re: 770 KATL Miles City MT heard in Mid-Michigan

Johnny
 

Hi Gary!

Great catch!!!

I'm down just a bit from your location in Southern Michigan (Tecumseh).  65 miles from you as the crow flies.

I was literally listening to the same thing (I think), because I was ID'ing the 50KW stations on the AM dial (one of my goals for 2022) and heard "something" that I could never make out "under" 770 WABC with my barefoot Eton Mini. 

Really great catch on your part!

(2) more things...

1)  I have never used a WebSDR to help ID a station, very ingenious, could your recommend a website?

2)  MARE, I have heard of it, but will check it out based on your post!



Thanks!


Johnny


770 KATL Miles City MT heard in Mid-Michigan

Gary Vance
 

It has been a long time since I have had something substantive to report in this group.

This past week I have been hearing a music station under 770 kHz WABC New York, NY.

It is only fitting I heard what at first was an UNID station using my little Sony SRF-T615. I also heard the station using my C Crane Skywave.

Albeit, I had to employ an online SDR in Utah and my SDRPlay SDR to positively ID KATL. I hope you agree, the initial reception is an Ultralight DX catch.

Here is the log I submitted to MARE, Michigan Area Radio Enthusiasts, another radio group I am a member of.

 

770 kHz KATL Miles City MT 1006 UTC  06-Jan-22 For a few days now I've heard a station playing Mx under 770 kHz WABC. My reference materials and a process of elimination suggested the station was KATL. Last evening, and this morning Jan 06, 2022, I heard the Mx station again. @ 1035z using the Northern Utah WebSDR - Server #1 I tuned to 770 KATL and discovered the signal I was hearing in Grand Ledge was // to what I was hearing at my QTH. Credit my Sony SRF-T615 for finding KATL and credit online and home based SDRs for identifying KATL. 10,000 watts (day) 1,000 watts (night) Class B 1065 miles and 291° bearing degrees from my Grand Ledge, MI QTH Sony SRF-T615, C Crane Skywave and SDRPlay RSPdx & PA0RDT

 

73 Gary Vance Grand Ledge, MI USA


Re: Loggings - 4/01/2022

Russ Edmunds
 

The term is used heavily in DX circles on MW, LW and FM to indicate no external antenna. Paul is also correct as to the ham usage.

Russ Edmunds

WB2BJH

Blue Bell, PA

Grid FN20id


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Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Loggings - 4/01/2022
 
I think some hams refer to using the standard 100w TX (no amplifier) as barefoot. Here in the old CB days we called those using amplifiers as "hot".

On Thu, 6 Jan 2022, 12:00 pm Issac Quincey via groups.io, <IssacQuincey=protonmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Thank you Russ. Is it an official term in this hobby? In the SWL world, I have never heard of it.

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On Thursday, January 6th, 2022 at 10:26 AM, Russ Edmunds <wb2bjh@...> wrote:
It means using no external antenna - just whatever the radio came with.

Russ Edmunds

WB2BJH

Blue Bell, PA

Grid FN20id


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What does "Barefoot" mean in this context?

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On Wednesday, January 5th, 2022 at 5:12 PM, Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:
Location: Home, Launceston Tasmania
Time: 22:00 - 22:30
Radio: Digitech AR-1733 / Barefoot




--
Paul




Re: Retekess V-115 FM/AM/SW Radio Review – July 2021

Paul Blundell
 

A bit of a final update / cloursure on this, the original seller has now refunded me. I have written this radio off as simply not usable / up to the standard I expect from a radio.
My advice would be to avoid this radio.

Paul

On Fri, Dec 17, 2021 at 10:51 AM Paul Blundell via groups.io <tanger32au=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
December 2021 Update:
Recently I was sent a replacement V-115. After undertaking some testing I can confirm:
- The battery life is better and it does not seem to discharge as much when not in use.
- AM reception is about the same, the lower end of the band really struggles, even when using my 3" FSL. 3GG on 531kHz, which is one of my reference stations is very hard to hear, even compared to my lower end radios.
- FM reception is borderline, most stations work well enough but a number have a much lower signal level.
- The controls on this one seem worse, with the buttons being harder to press and a number not seeming to register the buttons being pressed at times. 



--
Paul


UPDATE: CPC DX Test Announcement | 1380 KQKD - Redfield, SD | 1/15/2022 at 00:01 AM Central Time

DX Central - Loyd Van Horn (W4LVH)
 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Jan 6, 2022


The Courtesy Program Committee (CPC) of the National Radio Club (NRC) and the International Radio Club of America (IRCA) is pleased to announce a special DX Test for distant listeners for KQKD on 1380 kHz in Redfield, SD. The test is scheduled for 1/15/2022 at 00:01 AM Central Time (0601 UTC 15 January).  This test is scheduled to run for 3 Hours.  

 

For KQKD, Ron Schacht, Owner/Chief Engineer, will be performing regular maintenance of the station's audio chain during the test. Listeners will hear: Morse Code IDs, Tone Sweeps, Voice IDs, Music, 1 kHz long tones, IRCA Signature Tune "Hands Across The Sea"  and more.

 

RECEPTION REPORTS & QSL REQUESTS

All reception reports will be verified through the CPC with an electronic QSL. Reception reports along with MP3 recordings or .MP4 video recordings of your reception should be emailed to: 

les@....  Please be sure to use the subject line: "KQKD 1380 RECEPTION REPORT."

 

The following requirements are in effect in order to receive an electronic QSL verifying your report:

  • Reports via email only. Email must include an MP3 file attachment of your reception (best two minutes or so in length) or an MP4 video clip. While written descriptions will be considered along with the recording, they will not suffice alone for verification.

  • Reports must be submitted within 30 days of the test.

  • The report must include your name, location, and return email address, clearly grouped together at the top of the verification request.

  • Please also include a description of your receiver, antenna, and any interference noted. 

  • If you use a remote SDR to receive the test, you must clearly indicate that in your verification request. We will only accept one such report per DX'er. You cannot log the test on multiple remote SDRs and request multiple verifications.

 

The IRCA/NRC CPC would like to thank the owners of KQKD, Ron Schacht, Owner/Chief Engineer, and CPC member Paul Walker for helping to arrange the test.


Good luck to all DXers!


About the CPC

The Courtesy Program Committee (CPC) is a cross-functional group comprised of members of both the National Radio Club (NRC) and International Radio Club of America (IRCA) for the purpose of coordinating and arranging DX Tests with AM radio stations.  These DX tests both allow radio stations to conduct valuable equipment tests on their transmitter and audio chain as well as enable DX hobbyists to receive the testing station from greater distances than would normally be possible.  The CPC membership consists of:  Chairman Les Rayburn, Paul Walker, George Santulli, Joe Miller and Loyd Van Horn. 


For radio stations interested in coordinating a DX test with the CPC, please visit the following Web site for more information: 

https://amdxtest.blogspot.com/


For more information on the types of content heard during a DX test, "An introduction to DX Tests" video is available at DX Central:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQX_zmEC4fY 


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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


UPDATED: CPC DX Test Announcement | 880 KJJR - Whitefish, MT | 1/8/2022 at 12:01 AM Mountain Time

DX Central - Loyd Van Horn (W4LVH)
 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Jan 6, 2022 

 

The Courtesy Program Committee (CPC) of the National Radio Club (NRC) and the International Radio Club of America (IRCA) is pleased to announce a special DX Test for distant listeners for KJJR on 880 kHz in Whitefish, MT. The test is scheduled for 1/8/2022 at 12:01 AM Mountain Time (0701 UTC, 8 January).  This test is scheduled to run for 2 hours.  

 

For KJJR, Todd Clark, chief engineer, will be performing regular maintenance of the station's audio chain during the test. Listeners will hear: Morse Code IDs at 10 WPM at 800 Hz, Morse Code IDs at 20 WPM at 1000 Hz, Tone Sweeps, Long duration tones at 1 kHz, Off-hook Telephone Sounds, Music, Jingles and more.  Test will be conducted at their daytime power of 10,000 watts.

 

RECEPTION REPORTS & QSL REQUESTS

All reception reports will be verified through the CPC with an electronic QSL. Reception reports along with MP3 recordings or .MP4 video recordings of your reception should be emailed to: 

les@....  Please be sure to use the subject line: "KJJR 880 RECEPTION REPORT."

 

The following requirements are in effect in order to receive an electronic QSL verifying your report:

  • Reports via email only. Email must include an MP3 file attachment of your reception (best two minutes or so in length) or an MP4 video clip. While written descriptions will be considered along with the recording, they will not suffice alone for verification.

  • Reports must be submitted within 30 days of the test (February 8, 2022)

  • The report must include your name, location, and return email address, clearly grouped together at the top of the verification request.

  • Please also include a description of your receiver, antenna, and any interference noted. 

  • If you use a remote SDR to receive the test, you must clearly indicate that in your verification request. We will only accept one such report per DX'er. You cannot log the test on multiple remote SDRs and request multiple verifications.

 

The IRCA/NRC CPC would like to thank the owners of KJJR, Todd Clark, and CPC member Paul Walker for helping to arrange the test.


Good luck to all DXers!


About the CPC

The Courtesy Program Committee (CPC) is a cross-functional group comprised of members of both the National Radio Club (NRC) and International Radio Club of America (IRCA) for the purpose of coordinating and arranging DX Tests with AM radio stations. These DX tests both allow radio stations to conduct valuable equipment tests on their transmitter and audio chain as well as enable DX hobbyists to receive the testing station from greater distances than would normally be possible. The CPC membership consists of: Chairman Les Rayburn, Paul Walker, George Santulli, Joe Miller and Loyd Van Horn.


For radio stations interested in coordinating a DX test with the CPC, please visit the following Web site for more information: https://amdxtest.blogspot.com/


For more information on the types of content heard during a DX test, "An introduction to DX Tests" video is available at DX Central:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQX_zmEC4fY 


------------------------------


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


Re: Head to Head Test - Digitech AR-1733 v Kmart Portable Radio (JR-61H760) - AM Band

Paul Blundell
 

This might help.
https://dreamcrafts.app.box.com/s/mr7aec2o4fid5u4dc48xz0t6u9uto8xh

  Gary will have a link to the full construction article.  


On Thu, Jan 6, 2022 at 12:01 PM Issac Quincey via groups.io <IssacQuincey=protonmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Do you have a link to the article? I am semi handy so could have a go at building my own.

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On Thursday, January 6th, 2022 at 11:02 AM, Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:
It is a 3" FSL, here is a video about it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZtYli09mTg

They are custom designed and built, a construction article on them can be found on the group.

On Thu, Jan 6, 2022 at 9:39 AM Issac Quincey via groups.io <IssacQuincey=protonmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
That looks like an interesting testing process and method.
is that antenna something home brewed or a modified commercial product? I have never seen anything like it.

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On Wednesday, January 5th, 2022 at 9:10 PM, Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:
I have recently been undertaking some head to head testing of the Digitech AR-1733 and the Kmart portable radio (JR-61H760). This testing session was on the AM band.

I had planned on undertaking this outside but due to the weather, this had to be moved to inside.

All testing was undertaken between 1pm and 2pm on my kitchen table, using my 3" FSL. All signals were rated out of 7, with my 3"FSL being tuned for the strongest signal from each station.

FREQ

CALLSIGN

POWER

AR-1733

Kmart Radio

531

3GG

5000

4

2

549

2CR

50000

1

1

594

3WV

50000

5

3

621

3RN

50000

7

7

774

3LO

50000

7

5

1053

2CA

5000

0

0

1341

HPON GEEL

5000

2

0

1422

HPON MELB

5000

4

2

1503

3KND

5000

1

0


As can be seen from the results above, the DigitechAR-1733 had the edge on all frequencies checked. On average it was 1 - 2 points stronger than the Kmart Portable Radio (JR-61H760). Audio quality on both was about the same and on 621kHz (3RN) both produced an excellent signal and very nice audio.






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Paul




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Paul




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Paul


Re: Loggings - 4/01/2022

Paul Blundell
 

I think some hams refer to using the standard 100w TX (no amplifier) as barefoot. Here in the old CB days we called those using amplifiers as "hot".


On Thu, 6 Jan 2022, 12:00 pm Issac Quincey via groups.io, <IssacQuincey=protonmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Thank you Russ. Is it an official term in this hobby? In the SWL world, I have never heard of it.

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On Thursday, January 6th, 2022 at 10:26 AM, Russ Edmunds <wb2bjh@...> wrote:
It means using no external antenna - just whatever the radio came with.

Russ Edmunds

WB2BJH

Blue Bell, PA

Grid FN20id


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To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io <main@UltralightDX.groups.io>
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What does "Barefoot" mean in this context?

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On Wednesday, January 5th, 2022 at 5:12 PM, Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:
Location: Home, Launceston Tasmania
Time: 22:00 - 22:30
Radio: Digitech AR-1733 / Barefoot




--
Paul




Re: Head to Head Test - Digitech AR-1733 v Kmart Portable Radio (JR-61H760) - AM Band

Issac Quincey
 

Do you have a link to the article? I am semi handy so could have a go at building my own.

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On Thursday, January 6th, 2022 at 11:02 AM, Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:
It is a 3" FSL, here is a video about it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZtYli09mTg

They are custom designed and built, a construction article on them can be found on the group.

On Thu, Jan 6, 2022 at 9:39 AM Issac Quincey via groups.io <IssacQuincey=protonmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
That looks like an interesting testing process and method.
is that antenna something home brewed or a modified commercial product? I have never seen anything like it.

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On Wednesday, January 5th, 2022 at 9:10 PM, Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:
I have recently been undertaking some head to head testing of the Digitech AR-1733 and the Kmart portable radio (JR-61H760). This testing session was on the AM band.

I had planned on undertaking this outside but due to the weather, this had to be moved to inside.

All testing was undertaken between 1pm and 2pm on my kitchen table, using my 3" FSL. All signals were rated out of 7, with my 3"FSL being tuned for the strongest signal from each station.

FREQ

CALLSIGN

POWER

AR-1733

Kmart Radio

531

3GG

5000

4

2

549

2CR

50000

1

1

594

3WV

50000

5

3

621

3RN

50000

7

7

774

3LO

50000

7

5

1053

2CA

5000

0

0

1341

HPON GEEL

5000

2

0

1422

HPON MELB

5000

4

2

1503

3KND

5000

1

0


As can be seen from the results above, the DigitechAR-1733 had the edge on all frequencies checked. On average it was 1 - 2 points stronger than the Kmart Portable Radio (JR-61H760). Audio quality on both was about the same and on 621kHz (3RN) both produced an excellent signal and very nice audio.






--
Paul




--
Paul



Re: Loggings - 4/01/2022

Issac Quincey
 

Thank you Russ. Is it an official term in this hobby? In the SWL world, I have never heard of it.

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On Thursday, January 6th, 2022 at 10:26 AM, Russ Edmunds <wb2bjh@...> wrote:
It means using no external antenna - just whatever the radio came with.

Russ Edmunds

WB2BJH

Blue Bell, PA

Grid FN20id


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To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io <main@UltralightDX.groups.io>
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What does "Barefoot" mean in this context?

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On Wednesday, January 5th, 2022 at 5:12 PM, Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:
Location: Home, Launceston Tasmania
Time: 22:00 - 22:30
Radio: Digitech AR-1733 / Barefoot




--
Paul




Re: Head to Head Test - Digitech AR-1733 v Kmart Portable Radio (JR-61H760) - AM Band

Paul Blundell
 

It is a 3" FSL, here is a video about it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZtYli09mTg

They are custom designed and built, a construction article on them can be found on the group.


On Thu, Jan 6, 2022 at 9:39 AM Issac Quincey via groups.io <IssacQuincey=protonmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
That looks like an interesting testing process and method.
is that antenna something home brewed or a modified commercial product? I have never seen anything like it.

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On Wednesday, January 5th, 2022 at 9:10 PM, Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:
I have recently been undertaking some head to head testing of the Digitech AR-1733 and the Kmart portable radio (JR-61H760). This testing session was on the AM band.

I had planned on undertaking this outside but due to the weather, this had to be moved to inside.

All testing was undertaken between 1pm and 2pm on my kitchen table, using my 3" FSL. All signals were rated out of 7, with my 3"FSL being tuned for the strongest signal from each station.

FREQ

CALLSIGN

POWER

AR-1733

Kmart Radio

531

3GG

5000

4

2

549

2CR

50000

1

1

594

3WV

50000

5

3

621

3RN

50000

7

7

774

3LO

50000

7

5

1053

2CA

5000

0

0

1341

HPON GEEL

5000

2

0

1422

HPON MELB

5000

4

2

1503

3KND

5000

1

0


As can be seen from the results above, the DigitechAR-1733 had the edge on all frequencies checked. On average it was 1 - 2 points stronger than the Kmart Portable Radio (JR-61H760). Audio quality on both was about the same and on 621kHz (3RN) both produced an excellent signal and very nice audio.






--
Paul




--
Paul


Re: Loggings - 4/01/2022

Russ Edmunds
 

It means using no external antenna - just whatever the radio came with.

Russ Edmunds

WB2BJH

Blue Bell, PA

Grid FN20id


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To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io <main@UltralightDX.groups.io>
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What does "Barefoot" mean in this context?

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On Wednesday, January 5th, 2022 at 5:12 PM, Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:
Location: Home, Launceston Tasmania
Time: 22:00 - 22:30
Radio: Digitech AR-1733 / Barefoot




--
Paul



Re: Head to Head Test - Digitech AR-1733 v Kmart Portable Radio (JR-61H760) - AM Band

Issac Quincey
 

That looks like an interesting testing process and method.
is that antenna something home brewed or a modified commercial product? I have never seen anything like it.

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‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ Original Message ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐

On Wednesday, January 5th, 2022 at 9:10 PM, Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:
I have recently been undertaking some head to head testing of the Digitech AR-1733 and the Kmart portable radio (JR-61H760). This testing session was on the AM band.

I had planned on undertaking this outside but due to the weather, this had to be moved to inside.

All testing was undertaken between 1pm and 2pm on my kitchen table, using my 3" FSL. All signals were rated out of 7, with my 3"FSL being tuned for the strongest signal from each station.

FREQ

CALLSIGN

POWER

AR-1733

Kmart Radio

531

3GG

5000

4

2

549

2CR

50000

1

1

594

3WV

50000

5

3

621

3RN

50000

7

7

774

3LO

50000

7

5

1053

2CA

5000

0

0

1341

HPON GEEL

5000

2

0

1422

HPON MELB

5000

4

2

1503

3KND

5000

1

0


As can be seen from the results above, the DigitechAR-1733 had the edge on all frequencies checked. On average it was 1 - 2 points stronger than the Kmart Portable Radio (JR-61H760). Audio quality on both was about the same and on 621kHz (3RN) both produced an excellent signal and very nice audio.






--
Paul



Re: Loggings - 4/01/2022

Issac Quincey
 

What does "Barefoot" mean in this context?

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On Wednesday, January 5th, 2022 at 5:12 PM, Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:
Location: Home, Launceston Tasmania
Time: 22:00 - 22:30
Radio: Digitech AR-1733 / Barefoot




--
Paul



Re: 640 kHz UnID Spanish Station

Gary DeBock
 

On Wed, Jan 5, 2022 at 04:34 AM, Jorge Garzón wrote:
Hi Gary,
This is most likely "Radio Progreso" from Cuba. The recording starts with some Cuban music and then the conductor (with a strong Cuban accent) presents a kind ot 'Radio-theater", called in Spanish "Dramatizados". Cuban radio use to broadcast this as a radio entertaiment. i can't get any ID along the clip as they are just talking on the work dialogue. 

I have tried to check Radio Progreso programs here: https://www.radioprogreso.icrt.cu/ but the page seems not to be fully working. Perhaps you could ask them  via FB as I have not FB access (I have closed my FB accounts a month ago).
Thanks Jorge,

Your information about the Cuban accent and its typical programming in the 640 recording is very helpful, and agrees with what some other DXers have said about the identity of that powerful Spanish station on 640, received when the loud California pest station KFI suddenly shut down unexpectedly here on the USA west coast.

My big surprise was that the 640 Cuban (Radio Progreso) was hitting S9 peaks here in western Washington state at the time, when I was only using a 19cm loopstick CC Skywave Ultralight. The distance is about 5,200 km (3,230 miles). Thanks again!

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


Re: Head to Head Test - Digitech AR-1733 v Kmart Portable Radio (JR-61H760) - AM Band

Paul Blundell
 

Thanks for the reply.

621kHz is about 450km away from me and is a 50kw station.




On Thu, 6 Jan 2022, 12:21 am Johnny via groups.io, <jlochey=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Very interesting!

The K-Mart radio did pretty well all things considered?

It must be that 621kHz (3RN) is a local station to you?  I tried to look up this station in proximity to you, but failed.

Maybe this station is like my WJR 760 here in the US?  Super strong (50KW) and "right next door" (40 miles)...


J


Re: Head to Head Test - Digitech AR-1733 v Kmart Portable Radio (JR-61H760) - AM Band

Johnny
 

Very interesting!

The K-Mart radio did pretty well all things considered?

It must be that 621kHz (3RN) is a local station to you?  I tried to look up this station in proximity to you, but failed.

Maybe this station is like my WJR 760 here in the US?  Super strong (50KW) and "right next door" (40 miles)...


J


Re: 640 kHz UnID Spanish Station

Jorge Garzón <iberiaDX@...>
 

Hi Gary,
This is most likely "Radio Progreso" from Cuba. The recording starts with some Cuban music and then the conductor (with a strong Cuban accent) presents a kind ot 'Radio-theater", called in Spanish "Dramatizados". Cuban radio use to broadcast this as a radio entertaiment. i can't get any ID along the clip as they are just talking on the work dialogue. 

I have tried to check Radio Progreso programs here: https://www.radioprogreso.icrt.cu/ but the page seems not to be fully working. Perhaps you could ask them  via FB as I have not FB access (I have closed my FB accounts a month ago).

On MW List Radio Progreso is shown on 640 kHz with 50 kW from Guanabacoa.

Sorry not being able to give you a 100% sure ID, but I would bet for it!

Happy New Year 2022 for you, your family, and all Ultralight Floks here on the board!!

Jorge

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