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Re: [irca] Interesting Alaska AM DX

Nick Hall-Patch
 

Conditions in Victoria seemed a little less Chinese this morning than yesterday, Paul.   Even on the KiwiSDR at Grayland, it was Japanese on 945 rather than China when I checked there for parallels.

Nick


At 14:45 2022-09-14, Paul B. Walker, Jr. wrote:

Ok now that I’m done for I can quickly analyze what I had.

It was all Japanese.   Some big Chinese guns were there ..945/981….  Buut it was almost all Japanese with a lot of upper band activity of the lower powered signals too.   The only signals I heard below 1100 were bigger signals (100kw or more)


On Wed, Sep 14, 2022 at 6:39 AM Paul B. Walker, Jr. <paul@...> wrote:
There’s AFN 810 The Eagle Tokyo which I haven’t ever heard here in McGrath but was a regular visitor in Galena 5 years ago

On Wed, Sep 14, 2022 at 6:24 AM Paul B. Walker, Jr. via groups.io <paul@...> wrote:
Getting a boat load of NHK repeaters and the lower powered ones…. 1152, 1386, 11467, 1602…. Along with a few of the bigger Japanese stations ¦ 1260, 1287, 1350, 1440 and the very big NHK2 repeaters 747/774/828, etc


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Regards,
Paul Walker
"The Alaska Radio Nerd"
PO Box 61
McGrath, Alaska 99627 USA
Mobile +1 (907) 574-0258
paul@...\
www.alaskaradionerd.com
Program Director: KSKO 89.5 FM McGrath, Alaska, USA
Afternoon Host: Hits 106 KLMI-FM Laramie, Wyoming, USA
Overnight Host: Local Radio Networks National Classic Country Format

--
Regards,
Paul Walker
"The Alaska Radio Nerd"
PO Box 61
McGrath, Alaska 99627 USA
Mobile +1 (907) 574-0258
paul@...\
www.alaskaradionerd.com
Program Director: KSKO 89.5 FM McGrath, Alaska, USA
Afternoon Host: Hits 106 KLMI-FM Laramie, Wyoming, USA
Overnight Host: Local Radio Networks National Classic Country Format

--
Regards,
Paul Walker
"The Alaska Radio Nerd"
PO Box 61
McGrath, Alaska 99627 USA
Mobile +1 (907) 574-0258
paul@...\
www.alaskaradionerd.com
Program Director: KSKO 89.5 FM McGrath, Alaska, USA
Afternoon Host: Hits 106 KLMI-FM Laramie, Wyoming, USA
Overnight Host: Local Radio Networks National Classic Country Format Nick Hall-Patch
Victoria, BC
Canada


Re: 1010 WINS 5308km PL-606 barefoot 0530 UTC 13th September 2022

Nick B.
 

Nice reception Peter.

The PL-606 and PL-310ET are quite easy to modify so you can connect an external ferrite rod using the spare connection on the antenna jack. When disconnected, it will use the internal ferrite. I modified both of mine to use a 10" rod with separate MW and LW coils, makes a huge difference.

73
Nick


Re: Interesting Alaska AM DX

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
 

Ok now that I’m done for I can quickly analyze what I had.

It was all Japanese.   Some big Chinese guns were there ..945/981….  But it was almost all Japanese with a lot of upper band activity of the lower powered signals too.   The only signals I heard below 1100 were bigger signals (100kw or more)


On Wed, Sep 14, 2022 at 6:39 AM Paul B. Walker, Jr. <paul@...> wrote:
There’s AFN 810 The Eagle Tokyo which I haven’t ever heard here in McGrath but was a regular visitor in Galena 5 years ago 

On Wed, Sep 14, 2022 at 6:24 AM Paul B. Walker, Jr. via groups.io <paul=alaskaradionerd.com@groups.io> wrote:
Getting a boat load of NHK repeaters and the lower powered ones…. 1152, 1386, 1467, 1602…. Along with a few of the bigger Japanese stations… 1260, 1287, 1350, 1440 and the very big NHK2 repeaters 747/774/828, etc


--
Regards,
Paul Walker
"The Alaska Radio Nerd"
PO Box 61
McGrath, Alaska 99627 USA
Mobile +1 (907) 574-0258
Program Director: KSKO 89.5 FM McGrath, Alaska, USA
Afternoon Host: Hits 106 KLMI-FM Laramie, Wyoming, USA
Overnight Host: Local Radio Networks National Classic Country Format

--
Regards,
Paul Walker
"The Alaska Radio Nerd"
PO Box 61
McGrath, Alaska 99627 USA
Mobile +1 (907) 574-0258
Program Director: KSKO 89.5 FM McGrath, Alaska, USA
Afternoon Host: Hits 106 KLMI-FM Laramie, Wyoming, USA
Overnight Host: Local Radio Networks National Classic Country Format
--
Regards,
Paul Walker
"The Alaska Radio Nerd"
PO Box 61
McGrath, Alaska 99627 USA
Mobile +1 (907) 574-0258
Program Director: KSKO 89.5 FM McGrath, Alaska, USA
Afternoon Host: Hits 106 KLMI-FM Laramie, Wyoming, USA
Overnight Host: Local Radio Networks National Classic Country Format


Re: Interesting Alaska AM DX

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
 

There’s AFN 810 The Eagle Tokyo which I haven’t ever heard here in McGrath but was a regular visitor in Galena 5 years ago 

On Wed, Sep 14, 2022 at 6:24 AM Paul B. Walker, Jr. via groups.io <paul=alaskaradionerd.com@groups.io> wrote:
Getting a boat load of NHK repeaters and the lower powered ones…. 1152, 1386, 1467, 1602…. Along with a few of the bigger Japanese stations… 1260, 1287, 1350, 1440 and the very big NHK2 repeaters 747/774/828, etc


--
Regards,
Paul Walker
"The Alaska Radio Nerd"
PO Box 61
McGrath, Alaska 99627 USA
Mobile +1 (907) 574-0258
Program Director: KSKO 89.5 FM McGrath, Alaska, USA
Afternoon Host: Hits 106 KLMI-FM Laramie, Wyoming, USA
Overnight Host: Local Radio Networks National Classic Country Format

--
Regards,
Paul Walker
"The Alaska Radio Nerd"
PO Box 61
McGrath, Alaska 99627 USA
Mobile +1 (907) 574-0258
Program Director: KSKO 89.5 FM McGrath, Alaska, USA
Afternoon Host: Hits 106 KLMI-FM Laramie, Wyoming, USA
Overnight Host: Local Radio Networks National Classic Country Format


Interesting Alaska AM DX

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
 

Getting a boat load of NHK repeaters and the lower powered ones…. 1152, 1386, 1467, 1602…. Along with a few of the bigger Japanese stations… 1260, 1287, 1350, 1440 and the very big NHK2 repeaters 747/774/828, etc


--
Regards,
Paul Walker
"The Alaska Radio Nerd"
PO Box 61
McGrath, Alaska 99627 USA
Mobile +1 (907) 574-0258
Program Director: KSKO 89.5 FM McGrath, Alaska, USA
Afternoon Host: Hits 106 KLMI-FM Laramie, Wyoming, USA
Overnight Host: Local Radio Networks National Classic Country Format


Sydney, AUS web sdr

vk2gel
 
Edited

Hi all, I am testing a web tuneable HF/V/U SDR RX in Sydney city running a Pi4 with 2 SDR's, one for HF with a loop antenna, and, the other for V/UHF with a 2m/70cm whip antenna.

The OpenWebRX software does not initially permit continuous coverage, but requires 'profiles' (slices of spectrum) of up to 2 MHz wide to be defined by the admin.
Bands available so far are AM BC 1, 2 and 3, short wave, ham, marine, air and HF and UHF CB.

When you see a vertical signal line on the waterfall, click on it and that will tune the SDR there so you can listen. You can see where the RX is currently tuned by the position of the yellow cursor 'hat' that runs along the top of the waterfall.

In the bottom right hand corner is a grey window. Just below the freqs is a drop down menu that tunes profiles. Towards the bottom of the grey window is 'SQ' for squelch.

If any user changes to a different profile, that changes the profile for all users of that SDR. If you're not interested in the newly selected profile, you may wish to change to profiles covered by the other SDR. 

Best enjoyed on a desk top computer. Comments, requests for additional profiles and corrections are welcome.

As a trial, the RX is currently limited to 4 concurrent users so if you can't connect, please try again later.

Thanks, Grant.


Re: 1010 WINS 5308km PL-606 barefoot 0530 UTC 13th September 2022

Michael.2E0IHW
 

I could just hear 1010kHz before sunrise this morning, albeit naughtily  on my icf2010.

But what I hear on the icf I can also
often better hear "barefoot" on my SONY SRF-59, .
This is worth acquiring, if still available. It is more sensitive than most uldx receivers,
not least as it doesn't generate internal mush from display circuitry. If in doubt
about the  frequency received, I cross-check with the, er,  icf2010 :-)

Michael

On 14/09/2022 08:56, FenDrifter via groups.io wrote:

I spent about an hour this morning (2-3 UT) searching very carefully for WINS 1010 but with no luck. I first used my PL-368 but then spent most of the time with my much superior Panasonic RF-B11. Both were used barefoot in the comfort of my bed 😊. My house has an elevation of about three metres, so not the most impressive of locations. I will of course try again. 




Re: 1010 WINS 5308km PL-606 barefoot 0530 UTC 13th September 2022

FenDrifter
 

I spent about an hour this morning (2-3 UT) searching very carefully for WINS 1010 but with no luck. I first used my PL-368 but then spent most of the time with my much superior Panasonic RF-B11. Both were used barefoot in the comfort of my bed 😊. My house has an elevation of about three metres, so not the most impressive of locations. I will of course try again. 

Drifter


Degen DE13

Mark
 

Hi all, 

Looking forward to trying out the new (maybe not quite UL??) receiver that arrived in the mail today. Bought for my campervan because of the solar and hand crank charging features - however it also seems to be fairly sensitive across the SW band barefoot. SWLChannel on YouTube seemed to rate it quite highly.

Cheers. 


Re: 1010 WINS 5308km PL-606 barefoot 0530 UTC 13th September 2022

FenDrifter
 

Hi Peter
I'm intrigued about the tuning wheel? Is it a bit sketchy or what?
Drifter


Re: 1010 WINS 5308km PL-606 barefoot 0530 UTC 13th September 2022

FenDrifter
 

Hi Michael
I get RTE about fifty percent during most days but can't definitely say I've had RTL. I'll try and remember to have a go tonight and let you know. What part of the world are you?
Drifter


Re: 1010 WINS 5308km PL-606 barefoot 0530 UTC 13th September 2022

Michael.2E0IHW
 

Yep, at night RNE comes in like BBC Radio 5. With Italy now dodo,
there is little else  left.   But, with Irish roots, I treasure RTE on 252kHz
alongside part-time RTL on 234kHz.

Michael Devon

On 13/09/2022 13:07, FenDrifter via groups.io wrote:
Hi Peter
I'm a bit annoyed at myself for not thinking of looking for this last night. Medium wave reception was astonishing down here in Cambridgeshire, and I'm guessing the same for you. It was as though I was living in Spain there were so many stations coming in strong! I eventually lost count but I'm guessing around thirty! It was almost impossible to move the dial without finding another quite extraordinary. I was however using my Panasonic RF-B11 which is a bit outside of ultralight and analogue tuning. I was just enjoying the plethora of stations. How impressed are you with the PL-606 Peter?
Drifter


Alaska AM DX Sept 13th

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
 

Well, asians were abound.. and loud and clear all over the band, including some on the lower part of the band and plenty of smaller guns.

But none of the Aus/NZ or transpolar stuff I'm really after, not even a hint.. so I didn't spend much time outside.  Sometimes the Asian stuff is SO STRONG, like today, that even when I am pointing my antenna north instead of west I'll get some decent asian signals, still.

Sometimes if the weather is halfway tolerable, I'll stop and listen to the asians if there's stuff there i like.... like some of the lower powered Japanese running all night nippon or whatever their overnight laughtrack is.

but, it was sprinkling rain, so i scanned the dial twice, kinda quick.....  and went back inside to do some work.     There's certain "bellweather" Aus/NZ and transpolar signals i look for and if I don't hear them, I don't waste much time.. because of today FM 1107khz, 4QD 1548 or Vesti 1413kHz dont show up, im not likely to hear anything else i want.


--
Regards,
Paul Walker
"The Alaska Radio Nerd"
PO Box 61
McGrath, Alaska 99627 USA
Mobile +1 (907) 574-0258
Program Director: KSKO 89.5 FM McGrath, Alaska, USA
Afternoon Host: Hits 106 KLMI-FM Laramie, Wyoming, USA
Overnight Host: Local Radio Networks National Classic Country Format


Re: 1010 WINS 5308km PL-606 barefoot 0530 UTC 13th September 2022

Peter 1956
 

@FenDrifter The PL-606 is not the best Tecsun DSP ultralight radio, as there is no direct frequency entry and the manual tuning wheel takes years to master.


Re: 1010 WINS 5308km PL-606 barefoot 0530 UTC 13th September 2022

Peter 1956
 

Unless you live Canada or the USA then dusk is the best time fo TA reception, not sunrise ;)


Re: 1010 WINS 5308km PL-606 barefoot 0530 UTC 13th September 2022

FenDrifter
 
Edited

Hi Peter
I'm a bit annoyed at myself for not thinking of looking for this last night. Medium wave reception was astonishing down here in Cambridgeshire, and I'm guessing the same for you. It was as though I was living in Spain there were so many stations coming in strong! I eventually lost count but I'm guessing around thirty! It was almost impossible to move the dial without finding another quite extraordinary. I was however using my Panasonic RF-B11 which is a bit outside of ultralight and analogue tuning. I was just enjoying the plethora of stations. How impressed are you with the PL-606 Peter?
Drifter
EDIT Time between midnight and one. 


Re: 1010 WINS 5308km PL-606 barefoot 0530 UTC 13th September 2022

Michael.2E0IHW
 

Agreed, Peter, that is usually the best time for TA.

Michael, Devon

On 13/09/2022 07:22, Peter 1956 wrote:

Used indoors just before sunrise Blackpool UK.
Barefoot ultralight.

https://youtu.be/RQU-DebiuV8


1010 WINS 5308km PL-606 barefoot 0530 UTC 13th September 2022

Peter 1956
 

Used indoors just before sunrise Blackpool UK.
Barefoot ultralight.

https://youtu.be/RQU-DebiuV8


Re: Terk Loop vs other loops

Ola Fredriksson
 

Thanks Dave for your comments. Wellbrook is a very good antenna but like to dig out dx with small loops. 


73 Ola 


Re: Terk Loop vs other loops

dave_m1ctk
 

I have both the terk and the tecsun I bought recently. I would say the tecsun has the edge over the terk very slightly maybe but both do there job very well inductively or direct 

If you want the best loop around though try to find a second hand wellbrook 1530

On Sun, 11 Sep 2022, 08:23 Ola Fredriksson via groups.io, <of674=yahoo.se@groups.io> wrote:

Hi all, I wonder if anyone if you have knowledge about Terk Loop vs other loops, like Tecsun AN200? I had contact with Jay Allen and he told me that there is no significant differences between loops of this size. 


I have the PK-loop, 45cm diameter and a Tecsun AN200. No significant difference. I recognize that Terk loop is quite wide. Maybe a better nulling? Thanks in advance 

73 from Ola in Sweden 

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