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

Paul Blundell
 

Yeah I don't think it has metallic content, I have not noticed any performance issues with it. I will take it off at some point, when I next buy a roll of new tape as I want to add some more to my radio case to hold some of the foam in place better.

Paul

On Sun, Jan 9, 2022 at 2:33 PM Phil Pasteur via groups.io <ppasteur=q.com@groups.io> wrote:
Dos the tape have any metal content at all. Just wondering if it has any impact on the performance of the FSL.
Some of the parameters of the antenna are important to keep things optimized. Like distance from the ferrites to the coils.
Probably a non-issue. But just the engineer coming out in me.



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Paul


Loggings - 7/01/2022

Paul Blundell
 

DATE: 7/01/2022
TIME: 22:00
LOCATION: Home Launceston Tasmania
RADIO: DIGITECH AR-1733
NOTES: Late night session at home. Weather cloudy with some recent rain.
 855 - 3CR
 891 - 5AN
 1008 - HPON - Launceston
 1026 - 3PB
 1035 - NewstalkZB
 1053 - 2CA
 1089 - 3WM
 1116 - 3AK
 1179 - 3RPH
 1206 - 2CC
 1224 - 3EA
 1233 - 2NC
 1242 - 3GV
 1260 - 3SR
 1314 - 3BT
 1440 - 1EA
 1503 - 3KND
 1521 - 2QN
 1548 - 4QD
 1566 - 3NE
 1593 - HPON - (Rete - Italia)

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Paul


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

Phil Pasteur
 

Dos the tape have any metal content at all. Just wondering if it has any impact on the performance of the FSL.
Some of the parameters of the antenna are important to keep things optimized. Like distance from the ferrites to the coils.
Probably a non-issue. But just the engineer coming out in me.


Re: KJJR 880 In Alaska

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
 

Recorded at 1243am mountain time Saturday the 8th in McGrath, Alaska (1043pm ak time friday the 7th)  You can clearly hear the morse until about 42.3 seconds when the sweep kicks in.


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pg69wpzDgpREdgNnPOikFvmQROPLFk_U/view?usp=sharing




On Fri, Jan 7, 2022 at 10:51 PM Paul B. Walker, Jr. <walkerbroadcasting@...> wrote:
CHQT Edmonton is dominant tonight, with KIXI Seattle crooning away in the background but at 1043PM AK time some Morse code and sweeps overtook CHQT to be plainly evident this was KJJR and not atmospheric noise Playing tricks on my ears 


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

Paul Blundell
 

These Digitech radios are sold by Jaycar here in Australia, I have had some issues with quality control but Jaycar have always been good with exchanges when needed.

The duct tape is to protect the end of it, when I had it in a hard case, the end would sometimes get stuck when I was putting it in and out. With my new bag, this is not as much of an issue.

Paul

On Sun, 9 Jan 2022, 7:34 am Phil Pasteur via groups.io, <ppasteur=q.com@groups.io> wrote:
Yeah except it is a stolen design and cheap pirated Chinese knockoff.... <SIGH> 
Not saying it is not a decent radio... but knowing the history is good. C. Crane paid for all of the R&D, Chinese ripped them off, so they can sell them cheaper.

Paul, why the duct tape on the end of your FSL ?


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

Phil Pasteur
 

Yeah except it is a stolen design and cheap pirated Chinese knockoff.... <SIGH> 
Not saying it is not a decent radio... but knowing the history is good. C. Crane paid for all of the R&D, Chinese ripped them off, so they can sell them cheaper.

Paul, why the duct tape on the end of your FSL ?


AK AM DX Jan 8th

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
 

So far..A poor to barely fair talk sport 1089 and rumblings from 1215 absolute at 1735UTC

Paul 


Re: 1310 KNOX Grand Forks ND New MW record 14470km

Peter 1956
 

1250 CAN CHSM Steinbach MB 14440km
https://youtu.be/kSVLogGGRcc
Cooking on gas this morning.
Yesterday,  I moved my random wire so it no longer passed over the (metal) roof. It's actually several metres shorter now!
 
Peter
Botswana


1310 KNOX Grand Forks ND New MW record 14470km

Peter 1956
 

https://youtu.be/UMfMw3diVjs
Local commercials. A new record distance for me...and only 5kW. Received in Botswana Airspy HF+ Discovery, SDR Console V3, random wire with balun.

Peter


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

Peter Laws
 

On Fri, Jan 7, 2022 at 12:09 PM Johnny via groups.io
<jlochey@...> wrote:

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.
It's *all* cool - congrats!

Keep a log. Doesn't need to be fancy-shmancy, but
date/time/frequency/call and maybe some notes about the programming is
all you really need (but I bet you end up adding more items).

Peter



--
Peter Laws
Editor, DX Worldwide/Tropical Band DX column
International Radio Club Of America
https://www.ircaonline.org/
N5UWY / EM15if


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

Paul Blundell
 

Nice catch and thanks for sharing this.

Paul

On Sat, 8 Jan 2022, 5:38 am Johnny via groups.io, <jlochey=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

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

Paul Blundell
 

It is actually very much like the c. Crane skywave 

Paul

On Sat, 8 Jan 2022, 3:24 am Peter Jones, <jonesypeter@...> wrote:
Is the Digitech AR-1733 pretty much the same as the XHDATA D-808 apart from having the ability to use standard AA batteries?


Re: DX TEST TONIGHT: KJJR 880!

Neil Kazaross
 

Good luck all. I will sleep in as usual since I don't try for DX tests from stations I don't need. 73 KAZ


On Fri, Jan 7, 2022 at 11:15 AM Paul B. Walker, Jr. <walkerbroadcasting@...> wrote:


---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: DX Central <w4lvhsc@...>
Date: Wed, Jan 5, 2022 at 10:26 PM
Subject: [nrc-am] UPDATED: CPC DX Test Announcement | 880 KJJR - Whitefish, MT | 1/8/2022 at 12:01 AM Mountain Time
To: <mwcircle@groups.io>, <IRCA@groups.io>, <nrc-am@...>, <main@ultralightdx.groups.io>, <nrc.e.dxn@...>, <odxa@groups.io>, <badx@groups.io>, <Hard-core-dx@...>, <torelarsson.dx@...>, Phil Bytheway <dxm.eic@...>, <nrcdxnews@...>



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

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My best AM catch of the year so far!

Johnny
 
Edited

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


DX TEST TONIGHT: KJJR 880!

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
 



---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: DX Central <w4lvhsc@...>
Date: Wed, Jan 5, 2022 at 10:26 PM
Subject: [nrc-am] UPDATED: CPC DX Test Announcement | 880 KJJR - Whitefish, MT | 1/8/2022 at 12:01 AM Mountain Time
To: <mwcircle@groups.io>, <IRCA@groups.io>, <nrc-am@...>, <main@ultralightdx.groups.io>, <nrc.e.dxn@...>, <odxa@groups.io>, <badx@groups.io>, <Hard-core-dx@...>, <torelarsson.dx@...>, Phil Bytheway <dxm.eic@...>, <nrcdxnews@...>



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

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

DX Pedro
 

Excellent question, Peter.
I've been wondering what Chinese radio is this related to, since i cant actually buy the Digitech here in Portugal.

Many thanks


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

Peter Jones
 

Is the Digitech AR-1733 pretty much the same as the XHDATA D-808 apart from having the ability to use standard AA batteries?


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

Issac Quincey
 

Thank you for the message and information. I will source the parts I need.

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On Friday, January 7th, 2022 at 10:40 AM, Gary DeBock via groups.io <D1028Gary@...> wrote:
On Thu, Jan 6, 2022 at 01:30 PM, Phil Pasteur wrote:
This is for the 3.5" model. I am not sure that Gary ever got the 3" documented... at least not that I have seen. The 3.5 is very similar. I think it uses the same litz wire and variable cap. Different rods, maybe.
He also has articles out there for 5 and 7 inch models. Try a search.
Hi Phil, Issac, Paul and All,

Phil is correct-- the new 3" Baby FSL full construction article is still in the works. I've attached design photos of the 3 inch 125mm rod FSL model that Paul uses, and also an all-new design of a 3 inch 100mm ferrite rod model. Until the new full construction article is completed, technically skilled DXers can order the materials in the design photo(s), and use the 3.5 inch FSL construction steps from the 2016 article as a general guide to assemble your new antenna. I've also attached the construction parts photo from the new article.

73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)


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

Nick Hall-Patch
 

If you go to https://www.ircaonline.org/editor_upload/File/reprints/irca-reprint-index.pdf and search for "FSL", for "ferrite sleeve loop", you'll find all sorts of articles about FSLs, most by Gary, DeBock but some by others as well.

best wishes,

Nick


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

Gary DeBock
 

On Thu, Jan 6, 2022 at 01:30 PM, Phil Pasteur wrote:
This is for the 3.5" model. I am not sure that Gary ever got the 3" documented... at least not that I have seen. The 3.5 is very similar. I think it uses the same litz wire and variable cap. Different rods, maybe.
He also has articles out there for 5 and 7 inch models. Try a search.
Hi Phil, Issac, Paul and All,

Phil is correct-- the new 3" Baby FSL full construction article is still in the works. I've attached design photos of the 3 inch 125mm rod FSL model that Paul uses, and also an all-new design of a 3 inch 100mm ferrite rod model. Until the new full construction article is completed, technically skilled DXers can order the materials in the design photo(s), and use the 3.5 inch FSL construction steps from the 2016 article as a general guide to assemble your new antenna. I've also attached the construction parts photo from the new article.

73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)

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