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I'll Be On Another ABC (Aus) Radio Station

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
 

I sent an email to ABC Capricornia an hour ago about my "bombing in like a ton of bricks" reception from 4QD 1548kHz and in 8 minutes!! I had a reply from their bureau chief of staff wanting to do a radio interview with me. We've already recorded it. I'll post details on it's expected airing when I find out.

This marks the 4th ABC outlet I've appeared on.. the others being ABC Hobart Tasmania, ABC Newcastle NSW and ABC national News breakfast TV

Paul


Re: 840 WHAS Louisville ID 13490km 0300UTC 13th Dec 2021

Peter 1956
 

Another one @0300 UTC:
760 WJR Detroit with ID
13360km
https://youtu.be/qCxfRmNyz9g
 
Peter


Re: 840 WHAS Louisville ID 13490km 0300UTC 13th Dec 2021

Peter 1956
 

USA WMVP ESPN Chicago 1000 AM Chicago, IL 50kW 13760km
https://youtu.be/P_-SM_vV9l8

Peter


840 WHAS Louisville ID 13490km 0300UTC 13th Dec 2021

Peter 1956
 

Pretty fair conditions to the USA here around 03:00 UTC.
Here is 840 WHAS with ID. (Airspy HF+ SDR).
https://youtu.be/KOHCkXQRPHw
Peter
Botswana


Re: KJJR 880 DX Test - Saturday Morning, 00:01 AM MST January 8, 2022

Peter Laws
 

Tried to convert this from a message in my GMail to a calendar entry in my Google Calendar ... while on my iPad.  And may have spammed a bunch of people.  :-(  In my defense, I'd been left unsupervised.  

Staying up this late for the test will be  tough.  If it were at 00:01 MST on the 9th, I'd just do a longer RTTY Roundup (amateur contest) session but this will be 11 hours before that contest starts.

Regardless, I will be curious to find out if I can hear anything other than KRVN.  :-) 

Thanks again, CPC!

Peter

On Mon, Dec 6, 2021 at 2:33 AM Les Rayburn <les@...> wrote:


The Courtesy Program Committee (CPC) of the National Radio Club & The International Radio Club of America is pleased to announce a special DX Test for distant listeners for KJJR 880 kHz in Whitefish, Montana. The test is scheduled for Saturday morning, January 8, 2022 at 00:01 AM MST (07:01 UTC). The test will run for two hours until 02:00 AM MST (09:00 UTC).
The Chief Engineer for KJJR, Todd Clark will be performing regular maintenance of the station's audio chain during the test. Listeners will hear Morse Code IDs at 10 WPM 800 Hz and 20 WPM 1,000 Hz. There will also be sweep tones, telephone off-hook indicators, long-duration tones at 1,000 Hz, music, jingles, and more.
More details regarding reception reports, verifications, etc. will be sent in the coming days. We are rushing to make this announcement to give as many DX'ers notification of the upcoming test as possible.
The IRCA/NRC CPC would like to thank the owners of KJJR, Todd Clark, and Paul Walker for helping to arrange the test.




73,

Les Rayburn, N1LF
121 Mayfair Park
Maylene, AL 35114
EM63nf

NRC & IRCA Courtesy Program Committee Chairman
Member WTFDA, MWC

Perseus SDR, Elad FDM-S2 SDR, AirSpy + Discovery, SDRPlay RSP-2 Pro, Sony XDR-F1HD [XDR Guy Modified], Dennon TU-1500RD, Sangean HDT-1X, Ray Dees RDS Decoders, Korner 9.2 Antenna, FM-6 Antenna, Kitz Technologies KT-501 Pre-amps, Quantum Phaser, Wellbrook ALA1530 Loop, Wellbrook Flag, Clifton Labs Active Whip. 

“Nothing but blues and Elvis, and somebody else’s favorite song…” 



--
Peter Laws | N5UWY | plaws plaws net | Travel by Train!


Re: Overnite Tornado Outbreak 12/10 - 12/11 2021

Peter Laws
 

On Sat, Dec 11, 2021 at 12:02 AM Paul S. in CT <dxrx@...> wrote:

At 2331 EST:

WHAS 840 kHz now up strongly with weather report and warnings for area until 0300 CT. Storms are moving at 50-55 MPH. Local area communities have warnirng reporting. Some massive tornadoes stilll moving from AR to KY. There is a report of a 200+ mile path length. This path is moving towards Fort Knox. Also heard Alert Warning for the counties south of Louisville KY, and SW of Ft. Knox.

KMOX 1120 kHz also reported outbreak with Amazon warehouse in Edwardville (suburb of StL).

Preliminary (*preliminary*!!) storm reports submitted to the Storm
Prediction Center in Norman, Okla. Cutoff for reports on this map
would have been at 0600 CST this morning, so there will many many
delayed reports. But you can see the general layout of the storm
damage - blue dots are winds greater than 50 kts and red are
tornadoes.

https://www.spc.noaa.gov/climo/reports/yesterday.html

Bad night. As our local office's Warning Coordination Meteorologist
likes to say, storm season runs from Jan 1 to Dec 31. The atmosphere
has no calendar and will do its thing whenever the ingredients are
there. Event was well forecast, but if you are predisposed to ignore
storm warnings outside spring ...


--
Peter Laws | N5UWY | plaws plaws net | Travel by Train!


Re: Retekess V115

Paul Blundell
 

Thanks Paul. I will see how it goes for me, I am not hopeful of it working any better.


On Sat, 11 Dec 2021, 4:22 pm Paul S. in CT, <dxrx@...> wrote:
Paul,
You may have to remove the AM ferrite antenna from case, while keeping it connected. My "111" model suffered  from this.

Regards
Paul S. in CT FN31nl






Overnite Tornado Outbreak 12/10 - 12/11 2021

Paul S. in CT
 

At 2331 EST:

WHAS 840 kHz now up strongly with weather report and warnings for area until 0300 CT. Storms are moving at 50-55 MPH. Local area communities have warnirng reporting. Some massive tornadoes stilll moving from AR to KY. There is a report of a 200+ mile path length. This path is moving towards Fort Knox. Also heard Alert Warning for the counties south of Louisville KY, and SW of Ft. Knox.

KMOX 1120 kHz also reported outbreak with Amazon warehouse in Edwardville (suburb of StL).

Some truly awesome powerful storms. Thoughts, Prayers for all.

Paul S. in CT FN31nl


Re: Retekess V115

Paul S. in CT
 

Paul,
You may have to remove the AM ferrite antenna from case, while keeping it connected. My "111" model suffered from this.

Regards
Paul S. in CT FN31nl


Re: Retekess V115

Paul Blundell
 

Well the new one has arrived and from my testing so far, it is not much better. I have noticed that the bottom of the band is worse, with a number of stations MIA.

Paul


AR-1458 Logging - 8/12/2021

Paul Blundell
 

Last night I was scanning around the band on my Digitech AR-1458 receiver when I was able to successfully log 5AN from Adelaide on 891kHz at 1030km.

The Digitech AR-1458 is a small, low-cost AM/FM radio with analogue tuning. This makes tracking down DX targets harder but it also means it's really nice to be able to successfully log a station like this and the reward is so much better.

Paul


KJJR 880 Kalispell, MT DX Test

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
 

Last time KJJR did a DX Test it was heard just 40 miles west of WCBS!


---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Les Rayburn <les@...>
Date: Sun, Dec 5, 2021 at 11:33 PM
Subject: KJJR 880 DX Test - Saturday Morning, 00:01 AM MST January 8, 2022
To: Name missing - walkerbroadcasting@gmail_com <walkerbroadcasting@...>, DX Central <w4lvhsc@...>, Joseph Miller <kj8o.ham@...>, George Santulli <gsantulli@...>




The Courtesy Program Committee (CPC) of the National Radio Club & The International Radio Club of America is pleased to announce a special DX Test for distant listeners for KJJR 880 kHz in Whitefish, Montana. The test is scheduled for Saturday morning, January 8, 2022 at 00:01 AM MST (07:01 UTC). The test will run for two hours until 02:00 AM MST (09:00 UTC).
The Chief Engineer for KJJR, Todd Clark will be performing regular maintenance of the station's audio chain during the test. Listeners will hear Morse Code IDs at 10 WPM 800 Hz and 20 WPM 1,000 Hz. There will also be sweep tones, telephone off-hook indicators, long-duration tones at 1,000 Hz, music, jingles, and more.
More details regarding reception reports, verifications, etc. will be sent in the coming days. We are rushing to make this announcement to give as many DX'ers notification of the upcoming test as possible.
The IRCA/NRC CPC would like to thank the owners of KJJR, Todd Clark, and Paul Walker for helping to arrange the test.




73,

Les Rayburn, N1LF
121 Mayfair Park
Maylene, AL 35114
EM63nf

NRC & IRCA Courtesy Program Committee Chairman
Member WTFDA, MWC

Perseus SDR, Elad FDM-S2 SDR, AirSpy + Discovery, SDRPlay RSP-2 Pro, Sony XDR-F1HD [XDR Guy Modified], Dennon TU-1500RD, Sangean HDT-1X, Ray Dees RDS Decoders, Korner 9.2 Antenna, FM-6 Antenna, Kitz Technologies KT-501 Pre-amps, Quantum Phaser, Wellbrook ALA1530 Loop, Wellbrook Flag, Clifton Labs Active Whip. 

“Nothing but blues and Elvis, and somebody else’s favorite song…” 


Re: Sony SRF-59

Richard Allen
 

It was the first ultralight receiver many of us early ULR DXers began with.  A very low-cost receiver with minimal controls.  My only complaint with it was the stiff, recessed tuning control making it difficult to change frequencies especially at the high-end of the band, and many of us soon tuned to alternatives.

Good DX.

Richard Allen.


On Dec 4, 2021, at 09:03, M.I.H.0 via groups.io <metagenetics@...> wrote:

Hi all, 

I'm wondering if anybody has any experience with the above pocket radio as an ultralight MW DX machine?

I picked one of these up on ebay, on a recommendation and it's arrived this afternoon. It's in fantastic condition.

Many thanks, 
Mark. 


KJJR 880 DX Test - Saturday Morning, 00:01 AM MST January 8, 2022

Les Rayburn
 



The Courtesy Program Committee (CPC) of the National Radio Club & The International Radio Club of America is pleased to announce a special DX Test for distant listeners for KJJR 880 kHz in Whitefish, Montana. The test is scheduled for Saturday morning, January 8, 2022 at 00:01 AM MST (07:01 UTC). The test will run for two hours until 02:00 AM MST (09:00 UTC).
The Chief Engineer for KJJR, Todd Clark will be performing regular maintenance of the station's audio chain during the test. Listeners will hear Morse Code IDs at 10 WPM 800 Hz and 20 WPM 1,000 Hz. There will also be sweep tones, telephone off-hook indicators, long-duration tones at 1,000 Hz, music, jingles, and more.
More details regarding reception reports, verifications, etc. will be sent in the coming days. We are rushing to make this announcement to give as many DX'ers notification of the upcoming test as possible.
The IRCA/NRC CPC would like to thank the owners of KJJR, Todd Clark, and Paul Walker for helping to arrange the test.




73,

Les Rayburn, N1LF
121 Mayfair Park
Maylene, AL 35114
EM63nf

NRC & IRCA Courtesy Program Committee Chairman
Member WTFDA, MWC

Perseus SDR, Elad FDM-S2 SDR, AirSpy + Discovery, SDRPlay RSP-2 Pro, Sony XDR-F1HD [XDR Guy Modified], Dennon TU-1500RD, Sangean HDT-1X, Ray Dees RDS Decoders, Korner 9.2 Antenna, FM-6 Antenna, Kitz Technologies KT-501 Pre-amps, Quantum Phaser, Wellbrook ALA1530 Loop, Wellbrook Flag, Clifton Labs Active Whip. 

“Nothing but blues and Elvis, and somebody else’s favorite song…” 


Re: Sony SRF-59

Phillip Fimiani
 

I saw pics once of someone that gutting the radio and mounted it on some wood... to put a CD disk on the dial... improved the tuning control immensely.  I prepped a cd in the microwave... about 15 to 30 seconds... it crackles the disk coating.. Looks cool. Only a few lightning bolts in the microwave lol...

Mortimer says "Stay Safe"
Best Regards
Phil
KD2HTN / WA2069SWL
Long: 34.210293 Lat:-78.057048
FM04xf 30dl
______________________________

On Sunday, December 5, 2021, 09:19:39 PM EST, Phil Pasteur via groups.io <ppasteur@...> wrote:


What Gary said is the reason I bought my first one. I think I purchased 8 of them over time. Mostly for under $10 a piece. <SIGH>I found a guy that recommended swapping a few caps for better audio with good instructions. I did that and that really made a difference in the sound quality. I did that to 4 or 5 of them. Gave most to friends, but still have 3 of them.  I use one on average 20 hours per week. Lasts forever on a single AA. Great radio except for the tuning. I used to keep two set to specific locals so I didn't have to search for them. Lots of info on how to mitigate that out there if you look. Using a FSL with one makes for amazing sessions!
A great toy to use to  play with Ultra Light DXing. 
Good buy. Have fun!

--
73
Phil
KD2HTN / WA2069SWL
Long: 34.210293 Lat:-78.057048
FM04xf 30dl


Re: Sony SRF-59

Phil Pasteur
 

What Gary said is the reason I bought my first one. I think I purchased 8 of them over time. Mostly for under $10 a piece. <SIGH>I found a guy that recommended swapping a few caps for better audio with good instructions. I did that and that really made a difference in the sound quality. I did that to 4 or 5 of them. Gave most to friends, but still have 3 of them.  I use one on average 20 hours per week. Lasts forever on a single AA. Great radio except for the tuning. I used to keep two set to specific locals so I didn't have to search for them. Lots of info on how to mitigate that out there if you look. Using a FSL with one makes for amazing sessions!
A great toy to use to  play with Ultra Light DXing. 
Good buy. Have fun!


Re: Sony SRF-59

radiojayallen
 

My original one is still going strong too.

Jay


Re: Sony SRF-59

Gary DeBock
 

On Sat, Dec 4, 2021 at 07:03 AM, Mark wrote:
Hi all, 

I'm wondering if anybody has any experience with the above pocket radio as an ultralight MW DX machine?

I picked one of these up on ebay, on a recommendation and it's arrived this afternoon. It's in fantastic condition.

Many thanks,
Hi Mark,

The SRF-59 was the Ultralight radio that kicked off the Ultralight radio craze in late 2007. A full review of the model is posted on the DXer.Ca website at Sony SRF-59 Reviewed (dxer.ca)

My own interest in the model happened because of the chance receptions of the transoceanic DX stations 594-JOAK, 747-JOIB and 972 HLCA on a stock SRF-59 shortly after local midnight in November of 2007. The 1000+ DXer craze happened after Colin published my SRF-59 review on DXer.Ca, and a mass stampede into the Ultralight radio niche group kicked off, "hijacking" the IRCA list until the SDR users politely asked us to form our own Yahoo group.

Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)

 


Re: Sony SRF-59

earl tasca
 

Yes it is a good am dx toy for at night I had one and think I may still have a new one they came blister packed playing with a new 368👍


On Sat, Dec 4, 2021, 10:03 AM M.I.H.0 via groups.io <metagenetics=protonmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi all, 

I'm wondering if anybody has any experience with the above pocket radio as an ultralight MW DX machine?

I picked one of these up on ebay, on a recommendation and it's arrived this afternoon. It's in fantastic condition.

Many thanks, 
Mark. 


Re: Sony SRF-59

Michael.2E0IHW
 

I use mine for many hours every day and often at  night.
I superglued a better clip onto the back as it kept coming off the belt.

It out-performs anything of its size - or bigger -  that I have.

The innards could be re-purposed with an air-spaced tuning capacitor
and dial,  and an AF amp to make a superb little radio.

Michael UK


On 04/12/2021 15:03, M.I.H.0 via groups.io wrote:
Hi all, 

I'm wondering if anybody has any experience with the above pocket radio as an ultralight MW DX machine?

I picked one of these up on ebay, on a recommendation and it's arrived this afternoon. It's in fantastic condition.

Many thanks, 
Mark. 

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