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Re: Does anyone know what has happened to RadioBoard

Steve Ratzlaff
 

RadioBoard is gone for past week or so; so far as I know no one who knows anything has said anything yet. Jim Kearman KR1S is the owner of RadioBoard; hopefully something bad didn't happen to him.

73,

Steve AA7U

On 9/14/2021 9:36 AM, Winston Smith wrote:
Hi Everyone,

I get a very strange result when I try to visit http://theradioboard.com/rb/.

Is anyone else having a problem getting there?   Is there someone in this group who can
get in touch with that website's owner/maintainer to determine how to fix it?

TIA


Does anyone know what has happened to RadioBoard

Winston Smith
 

Hi Everyone,

I get a very strange result when I try to visit http://theradioboard.com/rb/.

Is anyone else having a problem getting there?   Is there someone in this group who can
get in touch with that website's owner/maintainer to determine how to fix it?

TIA


Re: Latitude... Easier or harder DX?

 

I have personally found that the RFI and band noise in urban and city areas is making the DXer work harder for any results that are able to get.
 

 
 
Sent: Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 10:55 AM
From: "Paul S. in CT" <dxrx@...>
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Latitude... Easier or harder DX?
Latitude away fom the equitoral zone is classically important, but population density is also a modern factor. Urban/suburban noise is debilitating. So North or South 40-55 degrees with low population density is near-ideal... Newfoundland, or northern Quebec, Ontario, or Maine in my region.

Paul S. in CT FN31nl




 


Re: Alaska TP DX 9/12

Paul Blundell
 

Nice loggings Paul.

I only get 3PM on 1026kHz, I often get NewTalkZB on 1035kHz, it might be worth having a listen for that one too.

On Mon, Sep 13, 2021 at 1:34 AM Paul B. Walker, Jr. <walkerbroadcasting@...> wrote:
Alaska TP DX Sun 9/12:

NewsTalk ZB slight echo with both 2KW synchros on 1026khz

Gold AM 1503, no echo so not both 5KW synchros 

Oh yeah, a domestic too. KMZT 1260 Los Angeles .



--
Paul


Alaska TP DX 9/12

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
 

Alaska TP DX Sun 9/12:

NewsTalk ZB slight echo with both 2KW synchros on 1026khz

Gold AM 1503, no echo so not both 5KW synchros 

Oh yeah, a domestic too. KMZT 1260 Los Angeles .


Re: Latitude... Easier or harder DX?

Paul S. in CT
 

Latitude away fom the equitoral zone is classically important, but population density is also a modern factor. Urban/suburban noise is debilitating. So North or South 40-55 degrees with low population density is near-ideal... Newfoundland, or northern Quebec, Ontario, or Maine in my region.

Paul S. in CT FN31nl


Re: Latitude... Easier or harder DX?

Bruce Conti
 

Geomagnetic conditions most definitely have an impact on MW DX reception.  In general, the higher latitudes will be impacted the most.  Note, for example, that the geomagnetic forecast at https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/report-and-forecast-solar-and-geophysical-activity provides separate indices and probabilities for middle and high latitudes.  In general, the higher latitudes under the auroral dome will receive farther south because less distant signals arriving at higher angles are blocked by the dome while the more southerly signals arriving at lower angles will slip under the dome.


On Fri, Sep 10, 2021 at 8:03 PM Jorge Garzón via groups.io <iberiaDX=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Often I wonder if latitude plays any significant role in MW DXing. Apart of the logical differences with day/night patterns, could the geomagnetic field affects to propagation on MW band?

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Bruce Conti
B.A.Conti Photography www.baconti.com
¡BAMLog! www.bamlog.com


Re: Alaska TP DX Fri Sept 10th

Paul Blundell
 

Nice logging of those Queensland stations.

Paul

On Sat, 11 Sep 2021, 02:26 Paul B. Walker, Jr., <walkerbroadcasting@...> wrote:
Ok, so I *had* said I would wait till October, but i woke up a bit before 6am, and would've only had another hour to lay in bed.. so I got up and rushed outside and was rewarded nicely.

Here's A3Z 1017kHz Nukualofa, Tonga at 1421UTC with a nice signal and some good, clear island music:

Here's 4TAB 1008kHz Brisbane wuth some racing play by play at 1500UTC:

Here's 4BC 1116kHz at 1517UTC with a nice loud peak of speech about the Covid 19 vaccine:

Here's MAgic Talk 1107kHz Tauranga, NZ with Labell's "Lady Marmalade" at 1520UTC:

Paul Walker
CC Skywave and 5" DeBock FSL




Latitude... Easier or harder DX?

Jorge Garzón <iberiaDX@...>
 

Hi, 
Often I wonder if latitude plays any significant role in MW DXing. Apart of the logical differences with day/night patterns, could the geomagnetic field affects to propagation on MW band? Does the meteo conditions (or even the climatic ones) affect the medium wave proagation? Theory says no, but do we fully understand propagation principles? 

I will try to log Pacific MW stations in my next DXP in Portugal and I will run a comparison in between terminated beverages, LoG, and Maynard's/De Bock's FSL. But my first impression is that, despite of the overcrowded band here in Iberia, and the short night path window to use, would be easier to get outstanding DX in Northern latitudes that in medium or low ones. 

I am sharing this thoughts because even with the transpolar attenuation mentioned sometimes, Paul Walker has achieved very good DX records, and also a couple of outstanding ones were also achieved at Sheigra some time ago by British folks.

I am pretty sure that Van Allen belts plays an important role regarding VHF and FM long distance DX as they are driving solar ionization from the Earth axis N-S to the rest, but what about MW? 

Your opinions are welcome! 

¡Buen DX! 


Alaska TP DX Fri Sept 10th

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
 

Ok, so I *had* said I would wait till October, but i woke up a bit before 6am, and would've only had another hour to lay in bed.. so I got up and rushed outside and was rewarded nicely.

Here's A3Z 1017kHz Nukualofa, Tonga at 1421UTC with a nice signal and some good, clear island music:

Here's 4TAB 1008kHz Brisbane wuth some racing play by play at 1500UTC:

Here's 4BC 1116kHz at 1517UTC with a nice loud peak of speech about the Covid 19 vaccine:

Here's MAgic Talk 1107kHz Tauranga, NZ with Labell's "Lady Marmalade" at 1520UTC:

Paul Walker
CC Skywave and 5" DeBock FSL




New(ish) logging

keith beesley
 

CBK 540 AM, Watrous/Regina SK Canada
8 September 2021 10 pm PDT/9 September 2021 0300 UT
Tecsun PL-390 barefoot
Talk program, TOH ID as "CBC Radio One," into CBC national news
1,044 miles/1680 km from my location. 

Heard once before from this location, about 12 years ago on a GE Superadio II (I think).

Keith Beesley
Bryn Mawr/Skyway (Seattle) WA USA


Re: 720 Perth and 920 Asuncion both with ID videos

Paul Blundell
 

Yes I do keep an ear out for anything like this, which might help me to snag other stations.

Paul

On Wed, Sep 8, 2021 at 2:09 PM Peter 1956 <pe1etr@...> wrote:
Thanks Paul, 3MT might go off air due to a fault or got maintenance one day.

Peter



--
Paul


Re: 720 Perth and 920 Asuncion both with ID videos

Peter 1956
 

Thanks Paul, 3MT might go off air due to a fault or got maintenance one day.

Peter


Re: Getting ready to chase transpolar DX

Paul Blundell
 

Best of luck with your DXing adventures Paul, I love reading about your 

We are just coming out of winter here, so while the results might not be as good in the coming months, the comfort factor of being able to DX as the weather warms up makes it easier.

Paul from Tasmania.

On Wed, Sep 8, 2021 at 3:22 AM Paul B. Walker, Jr. <walkerbroadcasting@...> wrote:
A few quick tests have showed me that I should wait till early October to start early morning Dxing because A.) It's too damn early to be getting up before the sun rises this month B.) Two brief tests showed nothing out of the ordinary in the way of tp signals, with just the usual Asians, albeit fairly well.

I've got two FSL antennas, two CCrane Skywaves, and 2 XHDATA808's, plenty of batteries, plenty of hand warmers, and cables.. plus just about anything else i'd need

Paul Walker just east of gods creation nowhere aka McGrath, Alaska 




--
Paul


Re: 720 Perth and 920 Asuncion both with ID videos

Paul Blundell
 

Nice logging of 6WF on 720kHz, 3MT blocks this from my location.

Paul

On Tue, Sep 7, 2021 at 5:50 PM Peter 1956 <pe1etr@...> wrote:
1310 ARG LRA42 8016km
Radio Nacional de Gualeguachu Gualeguaychu 1/5kW Jingle and ID "Radio Nacional Argentina"
https://youtu.be/bzb9_nuF2iw

720 AUS 6WF ABC Perth 4th Sept 2021
19:39UTC
Fair signal with music in SAM Pseudo Stereo mode. 8595km



--
Paul


Re: [irca] Getting ready to chase transpolar DX

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
 

I should add, i'll DX just do it at night.. its more tolerable for me to be out at 1030 at night dxing then 530 in the morning.    Starting in october, ill do mornings only and will stay that way till it gets dark enough early enough sometime in november for me to do both morning and evening dx (its dark by 4pm here in December, we lost 3 total hours of daylight a month, about 90 minutes of sunrise and 90 minutes of sunset)





On Tue, Sep 7, 2021 at 9:22 AM Paul B. Walker, Jr. via groups.io <walkerbroadcasting=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
A few quick tests have showed me that I should wait till early October to start early morning Dxing because A.) It's too damn early to be getting up before the sun rises this month B.) Two brief tests showed nothing out of the ordinary in the way of tp signals, with just the usual Asians, albeit fairly well.

I've got two FSL antennas, two CCrane Skywaves, and 2 XHDATA808's, plenty of batteries, plenty of hand warmers, and cables.. plus just about anything else i'd need

Paul Walker just east of gods creation nowhere aka McGrath, Alaska 



Getting ready to chase transpolar DX

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
 

A few quick tests have showed me that I should wait till early October to start early morning Dxing because A.) It's too damn early to be getting up before the sun rises this month B.) Two brief tests showed nothing out of the ordinary in the way of tp signals, with just the usual Asians, albeit fairly well.

I've got two FSL antennas, two CCrane Skywaves, and 2 XHDATA808's, plenty of batteries, plenty of hand warmers, and cables.. plus just about anything else i'd need

Paul Walker just east of gods creation nowhere aka McGrath, Alaska 



Re: Ultralight target: 945 Angola RNA International in English

Peter 1956
 

Here is a 2kW ULR target in the Indian Ocean:
1575 BBC WS Malherbes Mauritius 3315km 2kW 29th Aug 2021
https://youtu.be/FfoDsZmQCMA

Peter


Ultralight target: 945 Angola RNA International in English

Peter 1956
 

Here is a 25 kW target in Africa to aim for:
https://youtu.be/9-ipxW5lm1I

Peter
Botswana


Re: 720 Perth and 920 Asuncion both with ID videos

Peter 1956
 

1310 ARG LRA42 8016km
Radio Nacional de Gualeguachu Gualeguaychu 1/5kW Jingle and ID "Radio Nacional Argentina"
https://youtu.be/bzb9_nuF2iw

720 AUS 6WF ABC Perth 4th Sept 2021
19:39UTC
Fair signal with music in SAM Pseudo Stereo mode. 8595km

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