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Re: 7" Longwave FSL Antenna Demonstration Video

Michael <michael.setaazul@...>
 

Impressive, Gary. A CW beacon is, of course, readable even
in adverse S/N conditions. When you have LW voice or music
wooshing in, say on 153, 162 or 183kHz, could you repeat the demo?
That would clinch the magic of the FSL.

My scavanging of ferrite from old radios is making slow progress,
but one day I will have enough to attempt a sub-budget mis-matched
FSL. The moral cost is already high : the village thinks I am a
proper wierdo, begging for any old AM radios :-) I should however
do better over coming years as digital radio esconces AM - sadly.
Worry : by the time I build my FSL, will there be AM stations
to be heard? Most likely from the far east and the far west. Hmm...

But over this weekend I blend in well - where else would a million plus
revel in the rain watching boats bobbing by as an bedraggled choir
elatedly sings of hope and glory ?

Michael UK

----- Original Message -----

For those interested in antenna experimentation, a new demonstration
video has been posted showing the inductive coupling boost provided by
a 7" diameter Longwave-optimized Ferrite Sleeve Loop antenna for
reception of a weak Canadian daytime DX beacon
. . .
In the video, a goofy-looking antenna fanatic takes a barefoot Sony
ICF-2010 SSB model and tunes in 344-XX, which is pretty weak, fairly
close to the noise level.
. . .
Gary


Re: 7" Longwave FSL Antenna Demonstration Video

Gary DeBock
 

Hi Everett (and Richard),

It's certainly true that my back yard looks like a PVC pipe jungle,
since all of the 12 PVC-framed air core loops from the 2009
experimentation are still hanging around in various places. My XYL
wasn't too thrilled about this, but I discovered that if I made some
PVC-framed badminton nets and soccer goals for her and Danny to play
with, she could learn to tolerate the PVC air core loops.

When Richard visited here last month I noticed that he was furiously
taking pictures of all these PVC air core loops tucked away all over
the place, and wondered if he had intentions of posting photos of this
PVC jungle over the Internet. I was able to secure a commitment from
him that he would not do this (but I do plan to treat him very nicely
from now on, just in case).

73, Gary

-----Original Message-----
From: RichardA <richarda@perryisp.net>
To: ultralightdx <ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Mon, Jun 4, 2012 8:42 am
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: 7" Longwave FSL Antenna Demonstration Video





Everett:

He is well stocked!

Richard.


Re: 7" Longwave FSL Antenna Demonstration Video

bbwrwy
 

Everett:

He is well stocked!

Richard.


Re: 7" Longwave FSL Antenna Demonstration Video

Everett N4CY
 

Gary,
 
I notice that the one thing that you have more of then Ferrite is PVC pipe. You have a PVC Jungle in your back yard.
 
73's Everett
 
 

In a message dated 6/4/2012 9:58:42 A.M. Central Daylight Time, D1028Gary@... writes:
 

Hello All,

For those interested in antenna experimentation, a new demonstration
video has been posted showing the inductive coupling boost provided by
a 7" diameter Longwave-optimized Ferrite Sleeve Loop antenna for
reception of a weak Canadian daytime DX beacon (344-XX, about 150 miles
distant in Abbotsford, B.C.). This compact antenna is identical to the
one used by Rob Ross last winter to receive 271 NDB's, and has 68
Russian surplus 140mm x 8mm ferrite rods. A design photo of it is
posted at http://www.mediafire.com/i/?97r63uz9r7duf1z

In the video, a goofy-looking antenna fanatic takes a barefoot Sony
ICF-2010 SSB model and tunes in 344-XX, which is pretty weak, fairly
close to the noise level. The radio is then brought close to the
pretuned 7" Longwave FSL, which boosts the weak signal up to a 7 LED
level on the ICF-2010 (near overload). A demonstration is given of the
FSL's tuning effect, and finally the Sony model is separated from the
FSL, dropping the signal of 344-XX back down in the noise
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctRqnCVZrTg

It would have been preferable to run the test with a Tecsun Ultralight
radio, but since all of those models are practically deaf on Longwave
without an antenna upgrade, the classic Sony model was probably the
best choice to demonstrate a signal boost :-)

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


7" Longwave FSL Antenna Demonstration Video

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,

For those interested in antenna experimentation, a new demonstration
video has been posted showing the inductive coupling boost provided by
a 7" diameter Longwave-optimized Ferrite Sleeve Loop antenna for
reception of a weak Canadian daytime DX beacon (344-XX, about 150 miles
distant in Abbotsford, B.C.). This compact antenna is identical to the
one used by Rob Ross last winter to receive 271 NDB's, and has 68
Russian surplus 140mm x 8mm ferrite rods. A design photo of it is
posted at http://www.mediafire.com/i/?97r63uz9r7duf1z

In the video, a goofy-looking antenna fanatic takes a barefoot Sony
ICF-2010 SSB model and tunes in 344-XX, which is pretty weak, fairly
close to the noise level. The radio is then brought close to the
pretuned 7" Longwave FSL, which boosts the weak signal up to a 7 LED
level on the ICF-2010 (near overload). A demonstration is given of the
FSL's tuning effect, and finally the Sony model is separated from the
FSL, dropping the signal of 344-XX back down in the noise
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctRqnCVZrTg

It would have been preferable to run the test with a Tecsun Ultralight
radio, but since all of those models are practically deaf on Longwave
without an antenna upgrade, the classic Sony model was probably the
best choice to demonstrate a signal boost :-)

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


NZ4O "Daily" Condensed MF Radiowave Propagation Forecast

Thomas F. Giella <thomasfgiella@...>
 

The NZ4O "Daily" Condensed MF Radiowave Propagation Forecast has been published on Monday Jun 04, 2012 at 1300 UTC and is valid for the next 24 hours.
This daily condensed MF radiowave propagation forecast can also be found at http://www.solarcycle24.org , http://www.facebook.com/pages/SolarCycle24org/139198369462931 and http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/spaceweather .


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NOTE. This MF radiowave propagation forecast covers all continents and all hemispheres.


GLOBAL MEDIUM FREQUENCY (300-3000 KC) RADIOWAVE PROPAGATION CONDITIONS EXPECTED WITH AN EMPHASIS ON THE MF AM BROADCAST BAND AND 160 METERS-

Magnetic Equator-

Low 0-25 degrees

Mid 25-60 degrees

High 60-90 degrees

http://www.wcflunatall.com/geomagneticequator.gif



FORECASTED NORTHERN HEMISPHERE-




East <-> West To 1100 mi/1800 km- Fair To Poor

North <-> South To 1100 mi/1800 km- Poor To Fair

South <-> North To 1100 Mi /1800 km- Fair To Poor

FORECASTED SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE-

East <-> West To 1100 mi/1800 km-Good To Fair

North <-> South To 1100 mi/1800 km- Fair To Good

South <-> North To 1100 Mi /1800 km- Fair To Good

Forecasted Northern Hemisphere (TA) Trans Atlantic, (TI) Trans Indian, (TP) Trans Pacific and cross Equatorial propagation conditions in excess of approximately 3200 mi / 5200 km



High Latitude- Poor

Mid Latitude- Fair

Low Latitude- Poor



Forecasted Southern Hemisphere (TA) Trans Atlantic, (TI) Trans Indian, (TP) Trans Pacific and cross Equatorial propagation conditions in

excess of approximately 3200 mi / 5200 km



High Latitude- Fair To Poor

Mid Latitude- Fair To Good

Low Latitude- Fair To Poor



HF Propagation Forecast Scale-
Excellent S9+1 Or Better
Good S7-S9
Fair S4-S6
Poor S1-S3
None S0


FORECASTED GLOBAL LIGHTNING NOISE (QRN)-



Northern hemisphere low latitude regions can expect VERY HIGH thunderstorm lightning induced QRN tied to summer season

proximity to the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) and tropical warm core low pressure systems.

Northern hemisphere mid latitude regions can expect HIGH TO VERY HIGH thunderstorm lightning induced QRN tied to summer

season cold/warm/occluded fronts and associated extra-tropical cold core low pressure systems, as well as tropical warm core low pressure systems.

Northern hemisphere high latitude regions can expect MODERATE TO HIGH thunderstorm lightning induced QRN tied to summer

season cold/warm/occluded fronts and associated extra-tropical cold core low pressure systems.



Southern hemisphere low latitude regions can expect VERY HIGH thunderstorm lightning induced QRN tied to winter season proximity

to the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) as well as cold/warm/occluded fronts and associated extra-tropical cold core low

pressure systems.

Southern hemisphere mid latitude regions can expect HIGH thunderstorm lightning induced QRN tied to winter

season cold/warm/occluded fronts and associated extra-tropical cold core low pressure systems.



Southern hemisphere high latitude regions can expect MODERATE thunderstorm lightning induced QRN tied to winter

season cold/warm/occluded fronts and associated extra-tropical cold core low pressure systems.



Lightning Induced Noise (QRN) Forecast Scale-

Very High >+1 db Over S9

High- S7-9

Moderate- S4-6

Low- S1-3

None- S0



Note! I use error prone RAW public domain data from the NOAA Space Environment Center, as well as other U.S. government organizations, to produce my radiowave propagation forecast. This data is gathered and made public by the U.S. Government using taxpayer $$$. However the propagation forecast that I produce from the RAW public domain data is my personal intellectual property. Therefore this propagation forecast contained herein is copyrighted 1988-2012 by Thomas F. Giella, NZ4O. Reproduction of and distribution of the propagation forecast herein is allowed without advanced permission as long as proper credit is given.

Also space weather forecasting is still an inexact science. The forecasts are not official but for hobby related purposes only and are subject to human error and acts of God, therefore no guarantee or warranty implied.

73 & GUD DX,
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Lakeland, FL, USA
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Re: Different stuff tonite

Stan Horzepa
 

Hi Paul,

Curious where in CT you are located. I am in CT, too (Wolcott) and so I ought to (or be able to) hear a lot of the stuff you hear!

73,

Stan Horzepa, WA1LOU

On 6/4/2012 2:08 AM, ferrite61 wrote:
It seems there is at least a partial answer to the Spanish Language station on 1040kHz. Tonite around 11:20 EDT on 1040 was a Clear "ESPN Deportes" ID. Very strange... until I checked Wikipedia. On May 21st 2012 WNJE (Flemington, NJ) Changed formats from ESPN English (Filling in some weak-signal areas of WEPN 1050) to ESPN Desportes, the Hispanic equivilent.

This may account for the Spanish speakers on-channel, but perhaps not completely. For those members that keep a logging, an update for WNJE 1040 should indicate "ESPN Desprotes".

Paul S. in CT


--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "renton481"<renton481@...> wrote:
RE: cardinal direction of stations:

Sometimes I've wondered about that. I've had more than one occasion where a station appears in a direction that's received at a different cardinal direction from where it should be. In my vicinity I think there are some magnetic anomalies from the surrounding terrain that may contribute to this.

Chris


Hello Paul,

That sounds a lot like what I hear occasionally as well, Cuba is also my guess.

Like you, I haven't been able to catch an ID, however every so often I do hear thatSpanish on 1040. I wonder sometimes when so much emphasis is put on whichdirection signals may be from according to antenna direction.

I've had several catches that didn't add up as to direction on larger rigs and obviously more so on the ultralights, i.e. half a turn to the left or right.
Good DX
Allen Willie
Bristol's Hope, Newfoundland


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Re: Different stuff tonite

ferrite61 <dxrx@...>
 

It seems there is at least a partial answer to the Spanish Language station on 1040kHz. Tonite around 11:20 EDT on 1040 was a Clear "ESPN Deportes" ID. Very strange... until I checked Wikipedia. On May 21st 2012 WNJE (Flemington, NJ) Changed formats from ESPN English (Filling in some weak-signal areas of WEPN 1050) to ESPN Desportes, the Hispanic equivilent.

This may account for the Spanish speakers on-channel, but perhaps not completely. For those members that keep a logging, an update for WNJE 1040 should indicate "ESPN Desprotes".

Paul S. in CT

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "renton481" <renton481@...> wrote:

RE: cardinal direction of stations:

Sometimes I've wondered about that. I've had more than one occasion where a station appears in a direction that's received at a different cardinal direction from where it should be. In my vicinity I think there are some magnetic anomalies from the surrounding terrain that may contribute to this.

Chris


Hello Paul,

That sounds a lot like what I hear occasionally as well, Cuba is also my guess.

Like you�, I haven't been able to catch an ID, however every so often I do hear that�Spanish on 1040. I wonder sometimes when so much emphasis is put on which�direction signals may be from according to antenna direction.

I've had several catches that didn't add up as to direction on larger rigs and obviously more so on the ultralights, i.e. half a turn to the left or right.
�
Good DX
Allen Willie
Bristol's Hope, Newfoundland �
�


Quantum Loop Antenna

Everett N4CY
 

If there is anyone on the list that has a Quantum Loop Antenna that would like to sell at a reasonable price and are in the US please contact me off list at everettsharp@aol.com Thanks

73'3 Everett


NZ4O "Daily" Condensed HF/6M Radiowave Propagation Forecast

Thomas F. Giella <thomasfgiella@...>
 

The NZ4O "Daily" Condensed HF/6M Radiowave Propagation Forecast has been published on Sunday Jun 03, 2012 at 1400 UTC and is valid for the next 24 hours.
This daily condensed HF/6M radiowave propagation forecast can also be found at http://www.solarcycle24.org http://www.facebook.com/pages/SolarCycle24org/139198369462931 and http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/spaceweather .



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FORECASTED NORTHERN HEMISPHERE GLOBAL HF CONDITIONS BY BAND-

BAND: DAY -> NIGHT

80, 60 Meters: Poor -> Fair To Good

40, 30 Meters: Fair-> Fair To Good

20, 17, 15 Meters: Good -> Good

12, 10 Meters: Good -> Poor



FORECASTED SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE GLOBAL HF CONDITIONS BY BAND-

BAND: DAY -> NIGHT

80, 60 Meters: Fair -> Good

40, 30 Meters: Fair -> Good

20, 17, 15 Meters: Good To Excellent -> Good To Excellent

12, 10 Meters: Good To Excellent -> Poor



FORECASTED NORTHERN HEMISPHERE GLOBAL HF CONDITIONS BY LATITUDE-

Low Latitude- Normal

Mid Latitude- Normal

High Latitude- Normal



FORECASTED SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE GLOBAL HF CONDITIONS BY LATITUDE-

Low Latitude- Normal

Mid Latitude- Normal

High Latitude- Normal



FORECASTED NORTHERN HEMISPHERE SHORT PATH 80, 60, 40, 30 METERS-

East -> West To 2000 Mi/3200 km- Fair To Good

West -> East To 2000 Mi/3200 km- Fair To Good

North -> South To 2000 Mi/3200 km- Fair To Good

South -> North To 2000 Mi/3200 km- Fair To Good



FORECASTED SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE SHORT PATH 80, 60, 40, 30 METERS-

East -> West To 2000 Mi/3200 km- Good

West -> East To 2000 Mi/3200 km- Good

South -> North To 2000 Mi/3200 km- Good

North -> South To 2000 Mi/3200 km- Good



FORECASTED NORTHERN HEMISPHERE SHORT PATH 20, 17, 15 METERS-

East -> West To 2000 Mi/3200 km- Good

West -> East To 2000 Mi/3200 km- Good

North -> South To 2000 Mi/3200 km- Good

South -> North To 2000 Mi/3200 km- Good



FORECASTED SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE SHORT PATH 20, 17, 15 METERS-

East -> West To 2000 Mi/3200 km- Good To Excellent

West -> East To 2000 Mi/3200 km- Good To Excellent

South -> North To 2000 Mi/3200 km- Good To Excellent

North -> South To 2000 Mi/3200 km- Good To Excellent



FORECASTED NORTHERN HEMISPHERE SHORT PATH 12, 10 METERS-

East -> West To 2000 Mi/3200 km- Good

West -> East To 2000 Mi/3200 km- Good

North -> South To 2000 Mi/3200 km- Good

South -> North To 2000 Mi/3200 km- Good



FORECASTED SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE SHORT PATH 12, 10 METERS-

East -> West To 2000 Mi/3200 km- Good To Excellent

West -> East To 2000 Mi/3200 km- Good To Excellent

South -> North To 2000 Mi/3200 km- Good To Excellent

North -> South To 2000 Mi/3200 km- Good To Excellent



FORECASTED FROM THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE LONG PATH-

(TA) Trans Atlantic, (TI) Trans Indian, (TP) Trans Pacific and cross Equatorial HF propagation conditions greater than

2000 mi/3200 km will be FAIR TO GOOD on 80, 60, 40 and 30 meters, GOOD on 20, 17, 15 and GOOD on 12 and 10 meters.

Note!!! At times propagation conditions on 10 meters will be Good, via the less predictable Sporadic E (Es) and trans-equatorial (TE) propagation modes which involve the F2/3 layer.



FORECASTED FROM THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE LONG PATH-

(TA) Trans Atlantic, (TI) Trans Indian, (TP) Trans Pacific and cross Equatorial HF propagation conditions greater than

2000 mi/3200 km will be GOOD on 80, 60, 40 and 30 meters, GOOD TO EXCELLENT on 20, 17, 15 and GOOD TO EXCELLENT on 12 and 10 meters.

Note!!! At times propagation conditions on 10 meters will be Good, via the less predictable Sporadic E (Es) and trans-equatorial (TE) propagation modes which involve the F2/3 layer.


Magnetic Equator-

Low- 0-25 degrees

Mid- 25-60 degrees

High- 60-90 degrees

http://www.wcflunatall.com/geomagneticequator.gif



HF Propagation Forecast Scale-
Excellent S9+1 Or Better
Good S7-S9
Fair S4-S6
Poor S1-S3
None S0


GLOBAL 50000-54000 KC (6 Meters) PROPAGATION MODES EXPECTED FORECAST-

F2- None
Sporadic E (Es)- Yes
Aurora E High Latitude- Yes
Aurora E Mid Latitude- No
Troposphere Ducting- Yes
Trans Equatorial (TE) F2/F3- Yes
Meteor Scatter- No, excluding random meteors, lightning bolt plasma channels, space junk and alien spacecraft


Meter Band Equivalents
Ham SWL
160 90
80 75
60 60
40 49, 41
30 31, 25
20 22, 19
17 16, 15
15 13
12, 10 11



FORECASTED GLOBAL LIGHTNING NOISE (QRN)-

Northern hemisphere low latitude regions can expect VERY HIGH thunderstorm lightning induced QRN tied to winter season proximity

to the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) as well as cold/warm/occluded fronts and associated extra-tropical cold core low

pressure systems.

Northern hemisphere mid latitude regions can expect HIGH TO VERY HIGH thunderstorm lightning induced QRN tied to winter

season cold/warm/occluded fronts and associated extra-tropical cold core low pressure systems.



Northern hemisphere high latitude regions can expect MODERATE TO HIGH thunderstorm lightning induced QRN tied to winter

season cold/warm/occluded fronts and associated extra-tropical cold core low pressure systems.



Southern hemisphere low latitude regions can expect VERY HIGH thunderstorm lightning induced QRN tied to summer season

proximity to the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) and tropical warm core low pressure systems.

Southern hemisphere mid latitude regions can expect HIGH TO VERY HIGH thunderstorm lightning induced QRN tied to summer

season cold/warm/occluded fronts and associated extra-tropical cold core low pressure systems, as well as tropical warm core low pressure systems.

Southern hemisphere high latitude regions can expect MODERATE TO HIGH thunderstorm lightning induced QRN tied to summer

season cold/warm/occluded fronts and associated extra-tropical cold core low pressure systems.



Lightning Induced Noise (QRN) Forecast Scale-

Very High >+1 db Over S9

High- S7-9

Moderate- S4-6

Low- S1-3

None- S0

Standard Disclaimer-

Note! I use error prone RAW public domain data from the NOAA Space Environment Center, as well as other U.S. government organizations, to produce my radiowave propagation forecasts. This data is gathered and made public by the U.S. Government using taxpayer $$$. However the propagation forecast that I produce from the RAW public domain data is my personal intellectual property. Therefore this propagation forecast contained herein is copyrighted 1988-2012 by Thomas F. Giella, NZ4O. Reproduction of and distribution of the propagation forecast herein is allowed without advanced permission as long as proper credit is given.

Also space weather forecasting is still an inexact science. The forecasts are not official but for hobby related purposes only and are subject to human error and acts of God, therefore no guarantee or warranty implied.










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Re: TV audio on Tecsun ULR's

bbwrwy
 

This evening, I listened to CKYB-TV (CTV), Brandon MB, followed by CBWT2 (CBC), Lac du Bonnett MB, on 71.75 MHz at 0050 to 0154 UTC. Both heard on a barefoot PL-310.
I must note my ID of CBWT2 was tenative, based on the reception of CKYB-TV. The station was broadcasting "Hockey Night in Canada" from CBC-TV. It's possible the signal was from CBKT1, Moose Jaw SK, or both.

Also, of the receivers mentioned, I prefer the PL-310 and -380 for FM and TV DX. They offer the advantage of a direct-entry keyboard, missing from the PL-606. However, the -606 comes with an antenna extension giving it a signal catching advantage over its siblings. Also, like the PL-310, it has have an external antenna FM/SW jack. I often use the -606's antenna extension on my -380. It's an excellent combination, and the longer antenna has an advantage at the lower FM frequencies.

Good DX.

Richard.

Richard Allen
(near Perry OK USA)


Another new catch this morning

Allen Willie
 

Hello To All,

Another new catch this morning. Matched with the online feed to confirm


1580 - WSRF - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 7:25 UTC June 3 Haitian/ French type talk by man // Webstream feed (Usual CKDO signal was very minimal underneath at the time )

Ultralight Station # 749

Receiver: SRF-M37V barefoot

Good DX

Allen Willie
Bristol's Hope, Newfoundland
47:43N 53:11W
http://nldxers.fav.cc


TV audio on Tecsun ULR's

bbwrwy
 

With the E-skip season in full swing, the Tecsun PL-310, -380 and 606 receivers are great for hearing the audio from analog TV signals from Canada and Latin America. If set-up correctly, the TV audio can be heard on 64.75 MHz (ch. 3), 71.75 (ch. 4), 81.75 (ch. 5) and 87.75 (ch. 6). Follow the instructions in the Tecsun user guide accompanying your receiver and select the 64-108 MHz FM band.

The PL-360 can be set to 76-108 MHz, allowing you to hear channels 5 and 6.

This evening, I listened to CKYB-TV (CTV), Brandon MB, followed by CBWT2 (CBC), Lac du Bonnett MB, on 71.75 MHz at 0050 to 0154 UTC. Both heard on a barefoot PL-310.

This may possibly be the last summer we can hear Canadian signals on an ULR. CBC-TV is preparing to switch from analog to digital later this summer.

Good DX.

Richard.

Richard Allen
(near Perry OK USA)


Re: RGP3 antenna

Gary DeBock
 

Hi Jerry,

Thanks for your comments on the 8" FSL video.

<<< I have no doubt that even the smaller FSL's like your 67 / 5.5"
Ferrite Rod FSL Design that some of us built last fall will outperform
most long Single Ferrite Rod Antennas. The one interesting Brazilian
DX Club I meant to mention was their: Monster Ferrite Loop Antenna
which I believe consists of 2 side by side groups of 18 Ferrite Rods
for a total of 36 Rods. It is shown in a YouTube Video: "Ferrite Loop
Antenna Nulling Local Station for DXing Argentina". >>>

Unfortunately the video from "Sarmento2k" doesn't show (or tell) what
kind of ferrite material is in the long blue tube, but the antenna does
seem to have pretty impressive performance. Brazilian DXers are famous
for loopstick experimentation, and they have several commercial
companies making these monster loopsticks for sale around the world. As
for whether these antennas are competitive with the new FSL's, I guess
only time will tell.

Shortly after the July 2011 Lincoln City DXpedition report was
published (with a design photo of the new 8" Medium Wave FSL) I was
astonished to find out that a Brazilian DXer (Eduardo, PU2YYP) had his
own version of the antenna constructed and operating within about a
month, complete with a YouTube demo video (
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6I4-xPltkq8 ) I suppose that if anyone
could make a comparison of an 8" FSL with the Brazilian Monster
Loopstick, he could :-)

<<< I wanted to ask
you on that Victoria B.C. station you were receiving 90 miles away on
your 8" FSL - what was its Transmitter Power? >>>

1070-CFAX is actually 99 miles (160 km) from here, and has 10 kW
transmitter power. Unfortunately there is a mountain range (the
Olympics) between here and there, reducing the signal somewhat. The
most distant daytime DX fringe stations showing up here at local noon
in
the best winter conditions (on Ultralights boosted by fanatical
antennas) are 1530-KFBK in Sacramento, CA (595 miles) and 1670-KNRO in
Redding, CA (455 miles).

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

-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry Popiel <jerry_popiel@yahoo.ca>
To: ultralightdx <ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Fri, Jun 1, 2012 11:38 pm
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Re: RGP3 antenna






Thanks for the info Gary & congratulations on your latest 8" FSL
YouTube Video, it clearly demonstrates the Gain that this FSL
provides.  Also I was surprised at the Gain of your  portable 4 Ft Air
Core Loop Kit with was it 8 turns of wire?   
 
I have no doubt that even the smaller FSL's like your 67 / 5.5" Ferrite
Rod FSL Design that some of us built last fall will  outperform most
long Single Ferrite Rod Antennas. The one interesting Brazilian  DX
Club I meant to mention was their:  Monster Ferrite Loop Antenna which
I believe consists of 2 side by side groups of 18 Ferrite Rods for a
total of 36 Rods. It is shown in a YouTube Video:  "Ferrite Loop
Antenna Nulling Local Station for DXing Argentina".  I wanted to ask
you on that Victoria B.C. station you were receiving 90 miles away on
your 8" FSL - what was its Transmitter Power?  I am doing more tests
with the MW / 21 inch Cakeform FSL with the Russian Varicap, but home
renovations and the garden are my major priorities now. 
 
Thanks
Jerry  




From: "D1028Gary@aol.com" <D1028Gary@aol.com>
To: ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, June 1, 2012 11:37:16 AM
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Re: RGP3 antenna



 
Hi Jerry,

An antenna comparison of this type was made by Kevin during the early
FSL experimentation, with the results posted in his Ultralightdx
message on June 3, 2011. A paragraph from his conclusions is pasted
below, which you may find interesting.

<<< I do have one point of reference already: the "monster" ferrite
stick I made a few months ago, using one of the big 18-inch ferrites
from Stormwise wrapped with good Litz wire. The Monster Stick can in
no
way keep up with an FSL, even if the FSL is built with the lesser-grade
ferrite bars. So, from that perspective, the FSL appears to be a
definite step up from a tuned ferrite antenna. On LW, even a 5-inch
(poorer-ferrite) FSL can run rings around the monster stick or any
other single ferrite antenna such as the Quantum Loop with the LW head
(run up to near oscillation). Don't get me wrong - the Quantum Loop is
an excellent piece of gear, and the previously-available LW loop heads
with longer ferrite may have been better, but asking a single little
stick of ferrite to excel at LW is asking too much, methinks. >>>

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

-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry Popiel <jerry_popiel@yahoo.ca>
To: ultralightdx <ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Thu, May 31, 2012 10:52 pm
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Re: RGP3 antenna

Those Brazilian DX Club folks have a number of very interesting Tunable
Ferrite Rod Antennas on YouTube. One in particular is called "The Bomb"
and is big with a Tuning Capacitor built into the end of it. Yeah it
would be interesting to test their other big 18 or more Ferrite Rod
Antenna encased in a PVC pipe with a tuning Capacitor -  against the
big 8 inch Ferrite Rod FSL that Gary recently posted on YouTube. 
 
Jerry   

From: Steve <steve@infotechcomms.co.uk>
To: ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2012 11:32:54 AM
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: RGP3 antenna

 
Nice to see there is some interest in a comparison between the RGP3 and
the FSL. If the theory is correct the FSL should beat the RGP3 due to
the separation of the ferrites and the gap between the coil and the
core - if I've understood this right.

Steve


Re: Bob Coomler...Radio Canada (RCI) to close SW down

Bob Coomler <w6rjc@...>
 

Hi Joe,

I'm on the NE side near Sabino Canyon and Cloud (just 3 miles from KJLL).  My son (IT) and daughter in law (RN) work at TMC and my daughter used to work there (HR).

Next time you're out this way, please get in touch.

BTW, 107 yesterday and 104 today in case you need a dry heat fix.

Bob




From: JRTENN
To: ultralightdx@...
Sent: Saturday, June 2, 2012 9:40 AM
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: Bob Coomler...Radio Canada (RCI) to close SW down

 
Bob...

Where U at in Old Pueblo ?

Am currently domiciled in Knoxville, TN with my much better half, but am Tucson native, 1950 (at TMC) through 1988, was on Walnut St. till '56 then Edlin (Wilmot/22nd area), pulled up stakes in '88 to here.

We still have business and personal interests in Tucson, however, with periodic travel now and then.

Just curious...

Joe
Skype: joerotello

--- In ultralightdx@..., Bob Coomler wrote:
>
> I have my first QSL from them as well.  You can still see the indent in the card  where they returned the nickel I sent.  I'll be in the Maritimes later this month and was intending to visit the Sackville facility, but I can't even imagine what the mood would be like.  Think I'll just do a drive by.
>
> Bob Coomler
> Tucson, AZ
>
>
>
> >________________________________
> > From: RichardA
> >To: ultralightdx@...
> >Sent: Friday, June 1, 2012 6:17 AM
> >Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: Radio Canada (RCI) to close SW down
> >
> >
> > 
> >It is very sad news indeed. Sackville was the very first station I heard on short wave more than 50 years ago. Short wave radio then opened the door to the world for me. Thankfully I still possess the QSL card for that first reception.
> >
> >Richard.
> >
> >Richard Allen
> >36°22'51"N / 97°26'35"
> >(near Perry OK USA)
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>




Re: Different stuff tonite

Chris C.
 

RE: cardinal direction of stations:

Sometimes I've wondered about that. I've had more than one occasion where a station appears in a direction that's received at a different cardinal direction from where it should be. In my vicinity I think there are some magnetic anomalies from the surrounding terrain that may contribute to this.

Chris

Hello Paul,

That sounds a lot like what I hear occasionally as well, Cuba is also my guess.

Like you , I haven't been able to catch an ID, however every so often I do hear that Spanish on 1040. I wonder sometimes when so much emphasis is put on which direction signals may be from according to antenna direction.

I've had several catches that didn't add up as to direction on larger rigs and obviously more so on the ultralights, i.e. half a turn to the left or right.
 
Good DX
Allen Willie
Bristol's Hope, Newfoundland  
 


Re: Bob Coomler...Radio Canada (RCI) to close SW down

JRTENN <josephrot@...>
 

Bob...

Where U at in Old Pueblo ?

Am currently domiciled in Knoxville, TN with my much better half, but am Tucson native, 1950 (at TMC) through 1988, was on Walnut St. till '56 then Edlin (Wilmot/22nd area), pulled up stakes in '88 to here.

We still have business and personal interests in Tucson, however, with periodic travel now and then.

Just curious...

Joe
Skype: joerotello

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, Bob Coomler <w6rjc@...> wrote:

I have my first QSL from them as well.  You can still see the indent in the card  where they returned the nickel I sent.  I'll be in the Maritimes later this month and was intending to visit the Sackville facility, but I can't even imagine what the mood would be like.  Think I'll just do a drive by.

Bob Coomler
Tucson, AZ



________________________________
From: RichardA <richarda@...>
To: ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, June 1, 2012 6:17 AM
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: Radio Canada (RCI) to close SW down


 
It is very sad news indeed. Sackville was the very first station I heard on short wave more than 50 years ago. Short wave radio then opened the door to the world for me. Thankfully I still possess the QSL card for that first reception.

Richard.

Richard Allen
36°22'51"N / 97°26'35"
(near Perry OK USA)





NZ4O "Daily" Condensed MF Radiowave Propagation Forecast

Thomas F. Giella <thomasfgiella@...>
 

The NZ4O "Daily" Condensed MF Radiowave Propagation Forecast has been published on Saturday Jun 02, 2012 at 1500 UTC and is valid for the next 24 hours.
This daily condensed MF radiowave propagation forecast can also be found at http://www.facebook.com/pages/SolarCycle24org/139198369462931 and http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/spaceweather .


GLOBAL MEDIUM FREQUENCY (300-3000 KC) PROPAGATION CONDITIONS EXPECTED WITH AN EMPHASIS ON THE MF AM BROADCAST BAND AND 160 METERS-

Magnetic Equator-

Low 0-25 degrees

Mid 25-60 degrees

High 60-90 degrees

http://www.wcflunatall.com/geomagneticequator.gif



FORECASTED NORTHERN HEMISPHERE-




East <-> West To 1100 mi/1800 km-Fair

North <-> South To 1100 mi/1800 km- Poor To Fair

South <-> North To 1100 Mi /1800 km- Fair To Poor

FORECASTED SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE-

East <-> West To 1100 mi/1800 km-Fair To Good

North <-> South To 1100 mi/1800 km- Fair To Good

South <-> North To 1100 Mi /1800 km- Fair To Good

Forecasted Northern Hemisphere (TA) Trans Atlantic, (TI) Trans Indian, (TP) Trans Pacific and cross Equatorial propagation conditions in excess of approximately 3200 mi / 5200 km



High Latitude- Poor

Mid Latitude- Fair

Low Latitude- Poor



Forecasted Southern Hemisphere (TA) Trans Atlantic, (TI) Trans Indian, (TP) Trans Pacific and cross Equatorial propagation conditions in

excess of approximately 3200 mi / 5200 km



High Latitude- Fair

Mid Latitude- Fair To Good

Low Latitude- Fair



HF Propagation Forecast Scale-
Excellent S9+1 Or Better
Good S7-S9
Fair S4-S6
Poor S1-S3
None S0


FORECASTED GLOBAL LIGHTNING NOISE (QRN)-

Northern hemisphere low latitude regions can expect VERY HIGH thunderstorm lightning induced QRN tied to winter season proximity

to the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) as well as cold/warm/occluded fronts and associated extra-tropical cold core low

pressure systems.

Northern hemisphere mid latitude regions can expect HIGH TO VERY HIGH thunderstorm lightning induced QRN tied to winter

season cold/warm/occluded fronts and associated extra-tropical cold core low pressure systems.



Northern hemisphere high latitude regions can expect MODERATE TO HIGH thunderstorm lightning induced QRN tied to winter

season cold/warm/occluded fronts and associated extra-tropical cold core low pressure systems.



Southern hemisphere low latitude regions can expect VERY HIGH thunderstorm lightning induced QRN tied to summer season

proximity to the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) and tropical warm core low pressure systems.

Southern hemisphere mid latitude regions can expect HIGH TO VERY HIGH thunderstorm lightning induced QRN tied to summer

season cold/warm/occluded fronts and associated extra-tropical cold core low pressure systems, as well as tropical warm core low pressure systems.

Southern hemisphere high latitude regions can expect MODERATE TO HIGH thunderstorm lightning induced QRN tied to summer

season cold/warm/occluded fronts and associated extra-tropical cold core low pressure systems.



Lightning Induced Noise (QRN) Forecast Scale-

Very High >+1 db Over S9

High- S7-9

Moderate- S4-6

Low- S1-3

None- S0



Note! I use error prone RAW public domain data from the NOAA Space Environment Center, as well as other U.S. government organizations, to produce my radiowave propagation forecast. This data is gathered and made public by the U.S. Government using taxpayer $$$. However the propagation forecast that I produce from the RAW public domain data is my personal intellectual property. Therefore this propagation forecast contained herein is copyrighted 1988-2012 by Thomas F. Giella, NZ4O. Reproduction of and distribution of the propagation forecast herein is allowed without advanced permission as long as proper credit is given.

Also space weather forecasting is still an inexact science. The forecasts are not official but for hobby related purposes only and are subject to human error and acts of God, therefore no guarantee or warranty implied.

73 & GUD DX,
Thomas F. Giella, NZ4O
Lakeland, FL, USA
thomasfgiella@tampabay.rr.com



NZ4O Amateur & SWL Radio Autobiography: http://www.nz4o.com
NZ4O MF/HF/6M (600-6 Meters) Radiowave Propagation Forecast: http://www.solarcycle24.org
Harmful Man Induced (Anthropogenic) Climate Change (Global Warming) Refuted: http://www.globalwarminglie.org





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New AM station 6/2/12

bbwrwy
 

While listening to CBW on my PL-380 coupled with a FSL antenna I heard the Cuban national anthem, thus new station #1001.

6/2/12
0400UTC 990 Radio Guamá, Pinar de Rio PR CUB (25 kW @ approx. 2045 km / 1271 mi). Cuban national anthem to 0401, with música variada fading in and out to 0423UTC. Poor signal strength under a good CBW signal. Station #1001 & Cuba #30.

While I heard the signal with the PL-380 was coupled a FSL, it would probably been audible without it.

Earlier, on 5/31/12, I has able two log five new FM stations using a barefoot PL-310.
88.1 MHz CBON-FM-18, Sault Ste. Marie ON (1574 km / 998 mi via Es).
88.1 MHz WHID, Green Bay WI (1193 km / 741 mi via Es).
88.1 MHz KWOU, Woodward OK (182 km / 113 mi via Tropo).
89.3 MHz WTLI, Bear Creek Township MI (1444 km / 897 mi via Es).
89.3 MHz WPNE, Green Bay WI (1195 km / 743 mi via Es).

This brought my total ULR FM station count to 328.

Good DX.

Richard.

Richard Allen
36°22'51"N / 97°26'35"W
(near Perry OK USA)

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