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Re: Digitech AR1458 AM FM transistor radio

Paul Blundell
 

Thanks Johnny, I am finding that I am enjoying using it, it brings back memories of my early days in radio.


On Mon, 10 Jan 2022, 6:05 am Johnny via groups.io, <jlochey=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Cool Radio!  Very tempting!

Nice review/website Paul!


Johnny


Re: Logging Programs

Paul Blundell
 

I have looked in to this in the past, how well do they work on a mobile phone?

Paul

On Mon, 10 Jan 2022, 6:00 am Johnny via groups.io, <jlochey=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi all,

I like using Google Sheets.

I can access easy from my PC, ChromeBook and Tablet.


Johnny


Re: Logging Programs

Paul Blundell
 

It is very cool and I was using this in the past, it works well.

Paul

On Mon, 10 Jan 2022, 2:45 am Dave Dufeau, <davedufeau@...> wrote:
PortoDB is a nice tool for Android

On Sun, Jan 9, 2022, 10:43 David Smith via groups.io <dave66smith=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I use https://www.mwlist.org

73 David


On 9 Jan 2022, at 15:19, Gary Vance via groups.io <gvance11=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:



>What software do other group members use for keeping track of stations you have logged?

I use Microsoft Access as my logging software.

I created my own tables and queries to fit my needs.

Like Burger King, I have it my way.

I have separate tables for LW, MW, HF and FM bands.

Also, tables of radio related abbreviations and other radio related information.

Before I retired, I spent decades creating and maintaining databases.

I guess it is a habit I can’t break.

BTW, learning to use Microsoft Access to create flat file databases is not that difficult, and you get to decide how you want to use your data.

73 Gary Vance

 

From: main@UltralightDX.groups.io <main@UltralightDX.groups.io> On Behalf Of Issac Quincey via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, January 9, 2022 04:25
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Subject: [UltralightDX] Logging Programs

 

What software do other group members use for keeping track of stations you have logged? Do we have a standard program which saves the logs in a format we can share on here?

I found this page but it seems to mostly cover SWL, would any of these work for the MW band?

 

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Re: Digitech AR1458 AM FM transistor radio

Johnny
 

Cool Radio!  Very tempting!

Nice review/website Paul!


Johnny


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

Johnny
 

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


Re: Logging Programs

Jorge Garzón <iberiaDX@...>
 

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,
--

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: Logging Programs

Johnny
 

Hi all,

I like using Google Sheets.

I can access easy from my PC, ChromeBook and Tablet.


Johnny


Re: Logging Programs

Gary Vance
 

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

Paul Blundell
 

I have just posted an update to this review, with my thoughts after using this more, this includes an improvement to the tuning dial feel and audio from the new earphones I am using.

https://ultralightradiodxing.blogspot.com/2020/11/digitech-ar-1458-review.html

On Tue, Feb 16, 2021 at 12:28 PM Paul Blundell via groups.io <tanger32au=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Over the past few weeks I have been spending more time using this.
I have found that it's good for stronger stations (mainly the 50kw big guns from Victoria). I did test it out on the FM band on my most recent session at Mt George Lookout, this has a FM broadcast transmitter close by so it suffered from some overloading but once I moved away from this it gave decent performance.

Paul



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Paul


Re: Logging Programs

Russ Edmunds
 

I have all of my DX data in Access, which are easily exported into Excel. Excel is simply inadequate for multiple sorts and creating lists. I suppose that at some point I'll have to abandon Access but since I have no pressing need to migrate to newer versions of the Office suite, there's no hurry. If I have to migrate backwards to Excel, that can be done, but it will greatly limit what I can do with my data without a lot of tedious subfiles and maintaining multiple sorts of the same data. Those are why I moved to Access in the first place.

Russ Edmunds

WB2BJH

Blue Bell, PA

Grid FN20id


From: main@UltralightDX.groups.io <main@UltralightDX.groups.io> on behalf of Jorge Garzón via groups.io <iberiaDX@...>
Sent: Sunday, January 9, 2022 11:47 AM
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io <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: Logging Programs

Jorge Garzón <iberiaDX@...>
 

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: Logging Programs

Gary Vance
 

I can show you my Michigan Area Radio Enthusiast’s MW Summary excel file. Most of my data is in Microsoft Access. Both are part of the Window’s Office Suite.

I like Microsoft Excel for gathering data but for permanent storage and querying, I prefer Access.

I will see what I can come up with.

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 11:09
To: main@ultralightdx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Logging Programs

 

Hi Gary,

Could you give us some example of your excel files? I also use Excel and MWList, but I always think that I am using an excellent tool just 5% of its potential!!!

 

Thank you in advance, and Happy New Year to all folks in the group.

73

 

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


Re: Logging Programs

Paul Blundell
 

Hey.

Over the years I have used a few different programs, I started with an Excel spreadsheet, tried a few different "radio" programs, wrote my own and now I am developing an Access database. While this is for my own use, I am happy to share it here for others to use if they want. You don't need Access, the free viewer is enough to open it and use it. I have just spent some time over the past week adding some new options and a way to have all your logs for a single listening session be able to be saved against that session, this is something I have not had the ability to do in the past with any of my programs. For me and my listening / logging process, this will be really helpful. It will also mean that my loggings, which I post to my blog will be in the same format all the time.

We don't have any single program which we use on here, we all log in our own way with our own methods and software, maybe this is something we could look at? A common logging file format / data type?

Paul



On Sun, Jan 9, 2022 at 8:25 PM Issac Quincey via groups.io <IssacQuincey=protonmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
What software do other group members use for keeping track of stations you have logged? Do we have a standard program which saves the logs in a format we can share on here?

I found this page but it seems to mostly cover SWL, would any of these work for the MW band?

Sent with ProtonMail Secure Email.



--
Paul


Re: Logging Programs

Jorge Garzón <iberiaDX@...>
 

Hi Gary,
Could you give us some example of your excel files? I also use Excel and MWList, but I always think that I am using an excellent tool just 5% of its potential!!!

Thank you in advance, and Happy New Year to all folks in the group.
73

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


Re: Logging Programs

Guero
 

PortoDB is a nice tool for Android


On Sun, Jan 9, 2022, 10:43 David Smith via groups.io <dave66smith=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I use https://www.mwlist.org

73 David


On 9 Jan 2022, at 15:19, Gary Vance via groups.io <gvance11=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:



>What software do other group members use for keeping track of stations you have logged?

I use Microsoft Access as my logging software.

I created my own tables and queries to fit my needs.

Like Burger King, I have it my way.

I have separate tables for LW, MW, HF and FM bands.

Also, tables of radio related abbreviations and other radio related information.

Before I retired, I spent decades creating and maintaining databases.

I guess it is a habit I can’t break.

BTW, learning to use Microsoft Access to create flat file databases is not that difficult, and you get to decide how you want to use your data.

73 Gary Vance

 

From: main@UltralightDX.groups.io <main@UltralightDX.groups.io> On Behalf Of Issac Quincey via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, January 9, 2022 04:25
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Subject: [UltralightDX] Logging Programs

 

What software do other group members use for keeping track of stations you have logged? Do we have a standard program which saves the logs in a format we can share on here?

I found this page but it seems to mostly cover SWL, would any of these work for the MW band?

 

Sent with ProtonMail Secure Email.

 


Re: Logging Programs

David Smith
 

I use https://www.mwlist.org

73 David


On 9 Jan 2022, at 15:19, Gary Vance via groups.io <gvance11@...> wrote:



>What software do other group members use for keeping track of stations you have logged?

I use Microsoft Access as my logging software.

I created my own tables and queries to fit my needs.

Like Burger King, I have it my way.

I have separate tables for LW, MW, HF and FM bands.

Also, tables of radio related abbreviations and other radio related information.

Before I retired, I spent decades creating and maintaining databases.

I guess it is a habit I can’t break.

BTW, learning to use Microsoft Access to create flat file databases is not that difficult, and you get to decide how you want to use your data.

73 Gary Vance

 

From: main@UltralightDX.groups.io <main@UltralightDX.groups.io> On Behalf Of Issac Quincey via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, January 9, 2022 04:25
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Subject: [UltralightDX] Logging Programs

 

What software do other group members use for keeping track of stations you have logged? Do we have a standard program which saves the logs in a format we can share on here?

I found this page but it seems to mostly cover SWL, would any of these work for the MW band?

 

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Re: Another silly (?) question.

FenDrifter
 

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: Logging Programs

Gary Vance
 

>What software do other group members use for keeping track of stations you have logged?

I use Microsoft Access as my logging software.

I created my own tables and queries to fit my needs.

Like Burger King, I have it my way.

I have separate tables for LW, MW, HF and FM bands.

Also, tables of radio related abbreviations and other radio related information.

Before I retired, I spent decades creating and maintaining databases.

I guess it is a habit I can’t break.

BTW, learning to use Microsoft Access to create flat file databases is not that difficult, and you get to decide how you want to use your data.

73 Gary Vance

 

From: main@UltralightDX.groups.io <main@UltralightDX.groups.io> On Behalf Of Issac Quincey via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, January 9, 2022 04:25
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Subject: [UltralightDX] Logging Programs

 

What software do other group members use for keeping track of stations you have logged? Do we have a standard program which saves the logs in a format we can share on here?

I found this page but it seems to mostly cover SWL, would any of these work for the MW band?

 

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Logging Programs

Issac Quincey
 

What software do other group members use for keeping track of stations you have logged? Do we have a standard program which saves the logs in a format we can share on here?

I found this page but it seems to mostly cover SWL, would any of these work for the MW band?

Sent with ProtonMail Secure Email.


Loggings - 8/01/2022

Paul Blundell
 

DATE: 8/01/2022

TIME: 20:30

LOCATION: Ulverstone Tasmania

RADIO: DIGITECH AR-1733

NOTES: Night time session in Ulverstone while we were away for the night for a family wedding.

 531 - 3GG

 585 - 7RN

 594 - 3WV

 621 - 3RN

 693 - 3AW

 720 - 3MT

 738 - 2NR

 747 - 7PB

 756 - 3RN

 774 - 3LO

 792 - 4RN

 828 - 3GI

 837 - 4RK

 855 - 3CR

 864 - 7RPH

 873 - 2GB

 882 - 3RPH

 927 - 3UZ

 936 - 7ZR

 963 - 2RG

 1008 - HPON - Launceston

 1026 - 3PB

 1053 - 2CA

 1071 - 3EL

 1089 - 3WM

 1116 - 3AK

 1125 - 1RPH

 1134 - 3CS

 1170 - 2CH

 1206 - 2CC

 1224 - 3EA

 1233 - 2NC

 1242 - 3GV

 1251 - 2DU

 1314 - 3BT

 1332 - 3SH

 1341 - HPON - GEEL

 1350 - 2LF

 1377 - 3MP

 1404 - 2PK

 1422 - HPON - MELB

 1458 - 2PB

 1512 - 2RN

 1548 - 4QD

 1557 - 2RE

 1566 - 3NE

 1593 - HPON - (Rete - Italia)


--
Paul

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