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new one in the "Hope" this morning

Allen Willie
 

Hello To All


First of all, Wishing everyone all the best in this new year. Early this morning I was able to log my first new one of 2013 as follows:


760 - WEFL - Tequesta, Florida 9:57 UTC Jan 7 w/ Sports talk, NFL Playoff Football news & scores, numerous ESPN ID's (heard on peaks under/thru WJR in Detroit) ( listed as 1500/3000 watts nights/ days )

Ultralight Station # 921

Receiver: SRF-M37W barefoot


Good DX

Allen Willie
Bristol's Hope, Newfoundland


Re: MW stations as at January 2013 New Zealand

Tony King <tonyzl@...>
 

Thanks Gary. One tweak. Add 1269 Classic Hits TX in Takaka Nelson Province with programming from Nelson which is an FM outlet. 
Looking from the wrong end of the telescope (Southern Hemisphere to North) US DX has been good on the PL380 lately with the farthest east being WOKB 1680 in Winter Garden FL 1kw. XERF now has a friend on 1570 KUAU in Hawaii loud and clear here most nights with religious offerings, 1050 KTCT In San Mateo CA, 1120 KPNW Eugene OR, 1420 KKEA Honolulu, 1460 KHRA Honolulu, and several other West Coast 50kwers. I note that XEPE 1700  is in SS around midnite PST before taking sports. 1620 WDHP coming up some nights mixed with the Cuban twins, and Mrs Scott keeps going on 1610 from Anguilla with some snatches of CHHA.
Tony


Re: 40/44 Litz wire

Everett N4CY
 

eBay, Ming is the best one to purchase it from, it is Chinese, but of very good quality.
 
In a message dated 1/6/2013 9:54:43 A.M. Central Standard Time, ww0e@q.com writes:

 

Where's a good place to purchase about 20 feet of 40/44 Litz wire.

 

Thank you,

Jerry  

 


40/44 Litz wire

ww0e@...
 

Where's a good place to purchase about 20 feet of 40/44 Litz wire.

 

Thank you,

Jerry  

 


Re: MW stations as at January 2013 New Zealand

Gary DeBock
 

Hi Tony,
 
Thanks for posting the updated list of New Zealand AM stations in our Ultralightdx file section.
 
Many of those Kiwi stations can produce awesome signals here on the North American west coast during our local summer season (June-September), especially when boosted by a sensitive FSL antenna at Oregon coast cliff sites. These local-like recordings were all made on a Tecsun PL-380 last year at "Rockwork 4" (south of Cannon Beach) and Cape Perpetua (south of Yachats).
 
567-Radio National (50 kW)  at Rockwork 4 Cliff (8-21-12)
                  http://www.mediafire.com/?g82wg27y72fqhoq  
 
594-NZ Rhema (5 kW and 2 kW) at Rockwork 4 Cliff (8-20-12)
                  http://www.mediafire.com/?yk99u85h54jeaos 
 
603-Radio Waatea (5 kW) at Rockwork 4 Cliff (8-21-12)
                  http://www.mediafire.com/?so9c7cy42nxpj60
 
657-Southern Star (50 kW) at Cape Perpetua (7-20-12)
                 http://www.mediafire.com/?ijcacg8uqmvian9
 
684-NZ Rhema (5 kW) at Cape Perpetua (7-21-12)
                 http://www.mediafire.com/?bge7anmbo8j79a8
 
765-Radio Kahungunu (2.5 kW) at Cape Perpetua (7-20-12)
                 http://www.mediafire.com/?my4o957wpjtve0m
 
828-Radio Trackside (2 kW) at Cape Perpetua (7-20-12)
                 http://www.mediafire.com/?x76lntrl6nppi87
 
963-Southern Star (10 kW) at Rockwork 4 (8-24-12)
                 http://www.mediafire.com/?5232u1x353foufw
 
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                
                
               
                 

-----Original Message-----
From: tonyzl
To: ultralightdx
Sent: Fri, Jan 4, 2013 11:41 pm
Subject: [ultralightdx] MW stations as at January 2013 New Zealand

 
I have posted an updated list in the General Information files area. Happy New Year
Tony


Material selection for high q antennae

ceo@andygardner.com <ceo@...>
 

Still studying up on what materials to use for my FSL.

This web page has some very useful information regarding variable capacitor choice and even what sort of switch you use for switching in more loop windings etc...

http://www.bentongue.com/xtalset/24Cmnts/24Cmnts.html


MW stations as at January 2013 New Zealand

tonyzl@...
 

I have posted an updated list in the General Information files area. Happy New Year
Tony


FIVE new ULR loggings to close out 2012

Dave Hascall
 

Took about an hour centered around my local sunset, on New Years Eve and was rewarded with FIVE new ULR logs and two new overall ones!  A good way to close out the year.

690 WZAP VA Bristol 12/31 1700 Brimstone preacher, orating in tounges (?).  Loud w/TOH ID (DH-IN)

730 WZGV NC Cramerton 12/31 1702 ESPN 730 and local Charlotte NC mentions. NEW!  (DH-IN)

740 WNOP KY Newport 12/31 1707 Cincinnati Archdiocese mentions.  I guess that I had yet to add that easy onew to my ULR book.  (DH-IN)

990 KWAM TN Memphis 12/31 1728 Local Memphis talk, ?? to webstream. NEW!  (DH-IN)

930 KWOC MO Poplar Bluff 12/31 1737 Local ads.  Fair.  (DH-IN)

Sorry for the lateness but I recall hitting send, on 1/2/2013.  


 (DH-IN) = Dave Hascall Tecsun PL-606 barefoot


73,

Dave in Indy






Re: French on 540 & 1550 in Ontario

ferrite61 <dxrx@...>
 

Wikipedia indicates the CTRC approved CBGA-1's move to FM on or about Oct. 28, 2011... I'm not certain when it went silent. My log indicates "off" meaning off the air (OTA). My UL-logs have been in the winters of 2007 to 2011. My paperwork indicates nothing in 2012.

Paul S. in CT

Is CBGA-1 off the air? I still occasionally hear what sounds like echo
from delay between two or more transmitters carrying the CBC French service
on 540 kHz. The top of the hour ID on 540 is not parallel 1550 kHz. It
sounds like a network ID rather than local, while 1550 gives a local ID as
CBEF Windsor.

--
Bruce Conti
contiba@...
www.bamlog.com


Re: French on 540 & 1550 in Ontario

Bruce Conti
 

On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 8:52 PM, ferrite61 <dxrx@...> wrote:
Yes, French 1550 here, and at times over a local (35km) WSDK from CT. Very clear signal at 830km or so. French on 540 has always been fair/poor, with Spanish Speaker (ex-business news) WLIE doing better at night. The Quebec Northern Service CBGA-1 usually did better.

Is CBGA-1 off the air?  I still occasionally hear what sounds like echo from delay between two or more transmitters carrying the CBC French service on 540 kHz.  The top of the hour ID on 540 is not parallel 1550 kHz.  It sounds like a network ID rather than local, while 1550 gives a local ID as CBEF Windsor.

--
Bruce Conti
contiba@...
www.bamlog.com


Re: French on 540 & 1550 in Ontario

ferrite61 <dxrx@...>
 

Yes, French 1550 here, and at times over a local (35km) WSDK from CT. Very clear signal at 830km or so. French on 540 has always been fair/poor, with Spanish Speaker (ex-business news) WLIE doing better at night. The Quebec Northern Service CBGA-1 usually did better.

Paul S. in CT

--- In ultralightdx@..., "JRTENN" <joerotello@...> wrote:

Yes, indeed. We now hear them on 1550 not too frequently here in Knoxville TN (East Tennessee) Especially when "skip" is favorable, and the season of year may play a big part, with Winter being "better" for reception or so it appears.

They are running about 10KW, in Windsor, Ontario as I recall, and they come to mind as we find it rather rare to pick-up 10KW down here. Distance as the Canadian Goose flies is about 520mi or so between here and Windsor.

Joe

--- In ultralightdx@..., "grinder44203" <kd8gz@> wrote:

Guys...Found out tonight from a buddy of mine in Detroit that CBEF has indeed moved it's French programming to the 1550kHz. frequency (CBE-1550 right?).

But...at least for the time being...they will simulcast 1550 on 540....I assume to get folks educated that they've moved to 1550.

Eventually 540 will supposedly go dark....don't know when.

FYI.

Tim, KD8GZ
near Cleveland


Re: French on 540 & 1550 in Ontario

josephrot
 

Yes, indeed. We now hear them on 1550 not too frequently here in Knoxville TN (East Tennessee) Especially when "skip" is favorable, and the season of year may play a big part, with Winter being "better" for reception or so it appears.

They are running about 10KW, in Windsor, Ontario as I recall, and they come to mind as we find it rather rare to pick-up 10KW down here. Distance as the Canadian Goose flies is about 520mi or so between here and Windsor.

Joe

--- In ultralightdx@..., "grinder44203" <kd8gz@...> wrote:

Guys...Found out tonight from a buddy of mine in Detroit that CBEF has indeed moved it's French programming to the 1550kHz. frequency (CBE-1550 right?).

But...at least for the time being...they will simulcast 1550 on 540....I assume to get folks educated that they've moved to 1550.

Eventually 540 will supposedly go dark....don't know when.

FYI.

Tim, KD8GZ
near Cleveland


Re: French on 540 & 1550 in Ontario

robert ross
 


On 2013-01-02, at 7:16 PM, grinder44203 wrote:

 

Guys...Found out tonight from a buddy of mine in Detroit that CBEF has indeed moved it's French programming to the 1550kHz. frequency (CBE-1550 right?).

But...at least for the time being...they will simulcast 1550 on 540....I assume to get folks educated that they've moved to 1550.

Eventually 540 will supposedly go dark....don't know when.

FYI.

Tim, KD8GZ
near Cleveland



Tim...everything you say is correct!!! They have been simulcasting on 1550 for some time already. I reported them on this frequency when they switched back on NOV/01/12 and were presumably Testing. I'm not sure when 540 is going Dark???

73....ROB VA3SW

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA


French on 540 & 1550 in Ontario

Tim Davisson
 

Guys...Found out tonight from a buddy of mine in Detroit that CBEF has indeed moved it's French programming to the 1550kHz. frequency (CBE-1550 right?).

But...at least for the time being...they will simulcast 1550 on 540....I assume to get folks educated that they've moved to 1550.

Eventually 540 will supposedly go dark....don't know when.

FYI.

Tim, KD8GZ
near Cleveland


Re: NiMh rechargeable batteries for Tecsun ANY model

josephrot
 

Reminder: NiMh rechargeable batteries for Tecsun ANY model

Especially with the jump in holiday presents and birthday gifts, etc...

Speaking of NiMH "size" in capacity, as long as the charger (recharger may be more precise), can "feed" the NiMh as it charges, use the highest MAh NiMH AA or AAA you can buy or locate.

Although this was not always the case in the past, most all modern-day chargers can handle the increased capacity as they re-charge, ALTHOUGH, it may take a bit longer to fully re-charge the higher-capacity NiMH batteries that you use.

Side Note: Beware the AA and AAA size NiMH that sound priced too low to be believed, most all fail much sooner than later.

Ditto, beware the larger "C" and "D" size NiMH batteries that claim lower-initial cost, yet actually have inside them grouped AA or even stacked AAA batteries, whereby they fake the buyer, and are not to be used, or should not be. Why ? Because historically and under years of use, they FAIL more, and many will NOT hold a "proper" or long-lasting charge.

The "real" C and D size NiMH will usually-but-not-always be happy to advertise their "real-ness", and the "real" ones are usually heavier than the "faked" C and D cells.

Joe

--- In ultralightdx@..., "Lee" <leo1949uk@...> wrote:


2500ma in mine ... lasts much longer!!

Lee...G6ZSG.


--- In ultralightdx@..., Jim Orcheson <va3jno@> wrote:

Hi Jerry,

I am using 1700 mAh batteries in mine.

Jim

On 01/01/2013 9:13 PM, ww0e@ wrote:

Do you have to you use 1000mAh batteries for this radio,

or will the 1700 mAh or 750 mAh work also?

Thanks,

Jerry


Re: NiMh rechargeable batteries for the Tecsun PL-380

Lee
 

2500ma in mine ... lasts much longer!!

Lee...G6ZSG.

--- In ultralightdx@..., Jim Orcheson <va3jno@...> wrote:

Hi Jerry,

I am using 1700 mAh batteries in mine.

Jim

On 01/01/2013 9:13 PM, ww0e@... wrote:

Do you have to you use 1000mAh batteries for this radio,

or will the 1700 mAh or 750 mAh work also?

Thanks,

Jerry


Re: NiMh rechargeable batteries for the Tecsun PL-380

Jim Orcheson <va3jno@...>
 

Hi Jerry,

I am using 1700 mAh batteries in mine.

Jim

On 01/01/2013 9:13 PM, ww0e@q.com wrote:

 

Do you have to you use 1000mAh batteries for this radio,

or will the 1700 mAh or 750 mAh work also?

 

Thanks,

 

Jerry



Re: NiMh rechargeable batteries for the Tecsun PL-380

Vimal
 

Anyone would work,but would need to be recharged sooner or later depending on their charge holding capacity.


On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 7:43 AM, <ww0e@q.com> wrote:
 

Do you have to you use 1000mAh batteries for this radio,

or will the 1700 mAh or 750 mAh work also?

 

Thanks,

 

Jerry



NiMh rechargeable batteries for the Tecsun PL-380

ww0e@...
 

Do you have to you use 1000mAh batteries for this radio,

or will the 1700 mAh or 750 mAh work also?

 

Thanks,

 

Jerry


8" FSL For Sale

Everett N4CY
 

Well guys I thought that I had sold the 8" FSL, but need up selling my 12.5" Dual Band FSL instead.
 
So if anyone is interest in a 8" FSL for $300+ shipping they can contact me at everettsharp@...
 
Below is the information on the 8" FSL
 
The 8" FSL is constructed using a 5" wide piece of 6.5" OD plastic Drain pipe with two 1/2" ply wood disk placed in each end of the plastic pipe. I used 32 Russian 125 X 16 X 4 mm ferrite bars, which are no longer available, that are epoxied to the plastic pipe and they are covered with fiberglass cloth, which was also covered with 2 coats of epoxy. The outside diameter of the  FSL with the ferrite on it is 7". Then the ferrite is covered with 1/2 thick PE foam, thus with a ending diameter of 8".
 
The coil is 18 turns of 660/46 Litz wire, there is also a 1 turn winding next to the main winding that is used for a coupling coil, which is connected to a ferrite matching transformer, this is for a 50 ohm hook up to a desk top radio. It has a BNC connector on the back side. The tuning capacitor, is a N50 (10 to 360 pf), with a 8:1 tuning ratio. The tuning range/coverage is 2060-530 KHz.
 
The FSL, is one of a kind and is constructed very well. It works very well with very sharp tuning. It's appearance is in no way perfect, it is home made, but it is probably one of the best construed and looking FSL's that has been built to date. I have several articles that are posted on the ULR site covering  many of my FSL antennas projects and experiments.
 
Below are some pictures of it:
 
 
 
 
So if anyone is interested, let me know. I don't know what the shipping cost would be, but I think that $25 should cover it. I would more then likely have to build a wooded box to ship it in. So the total cost would be $325 delivered. I can take either a money order, or PayPal payment.
 
Everett N8CNP