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Re: "One Radio to rule them all" or "Mix it up a bit" ???

Rémy Friess
 

Hi,

I guess one's "absolute go-to" is always one's latest acquisition.

In my case it is the Tecsun PL-330, but I also use my XHDATA D-808, which was my previous "absolute go-to".

Rémy.

Le 03/01/2022 à 16:50, Johnny via groups.io a écrit :

Hi all,

Two (fun I hope) questions:

1)  When it comes to your preferred DX'ing rig/equipment, do you have an "absolute go-to" radio that you prefer, or do you like to mix up your "radio usage" to some degree?

2)  What is the current radio that you are using?


I'll go first:

1)  I definitely mix it up A LOT, but there are some favorites that "make it into the rotation" more often than others

2)  Currently I am loving my (new) Eton Mini


Johnny


Re: Hobbies in Public Areas

Paul Blundell
 

Yeah, in the early to mid 2000's, we had a few issues here. Of late, I have seen it a bit more.


On Tue, 4 Jan 2022, 7:49 am Johnny via groups.io, <jlochey=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Sounds like things are more "touchy" in this area outside of the US?

Not sure if I'm correct on that....  could just be larger city vs smaller city/town worldwide...


Johnny


Re: Hobbies in Public Areas

Johnny
 

Sounds like things are more "touchy" in this area outside of the US?

Not sure if I'm correct on that....  could just be larger city vs smaller city/town worldwide...


Johnny


Re: Hobbies in Public Areas

Mike Irizarry
 

I have never had that experience. I just set up and do my thing. If I were asked the question, I would want to say mind your own business. However, that would be rude. I would probably ask why they were interested and proceed from there.


On Sat, Jan 1, 2022 at 6:17 AM Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:

How do people who undertake their hobbies in public areas handle any questions or concerns from members of the public?

Yesterday I was out at a local park and had my full kit with me, I was setup in an area well away from the playground and not close to any houses, not long after setting up, I have somebody make the effort to walk over to where I was and asked me what I was doing, why I was doing it and did I have a permit? I did try to explain that it was not amateur radio and that I don't need a license for it as it is receiving only (as a side note, I do have my AOCPF).

This is not the first time this has happened. I try to undertake my portable sessions away from people, at less popular / busy parks, not near the playground (unless I have my kids with me), not too early or late in the day and I don't set up too much equipment at once. 

Back in my radio scanning days, this used to be an issue, it seems that in 20 years, not much has changed :( 


--
Paul


Re: "One Radio to rule them all" or "Mix it up a bit" ???

Mike Irizarry
 

Mix it up. I move from traditional to SDR back to traditional. 


On Mon, Jan 3, 2022 at 9:50 AM Johnny via groups.io <jlochey=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi all,

Two (fun I hope) questions:

1)  When it comes to your preferred DX'ing rig/equipment, do you have an "absolute go-to" radio that you prefer, or do you like to mix up your "radio usage" to some degree?

2)  What is the current radio that you are using?


I'll go first:

1)  I definitely mix it up A LOT, but there are some favorites that "make it into the rotation" more often than others

2)  Currently I am loving my (new) Eton Mini


Johnny


Re: "One Radio to rule them all" or "Mix it up a bit" ???

Paul Blundell
 

1) My main radio is my Digitech AR-1733. I also use my other radios a bit, my TEAC PR130 is a good bedtime radio as the display back light is not too bright. At times I use one of my analogue tuning radios if I want a bit of a challenge.

2) It is my Digitech AR-1733 most of the time.

Paul

On Tue, 4 Jan 2022, 2:50 am Johnny via groups.io, <jlochey=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi all,

Two (fun I hope) questions:

1)  When it comes to your preferred DX'ing rig/equipment, do you have an "absolute go-to" radio that you prefer, or do you like to mix up your "radio usage" to some degree?

2)  What is the current radio that you are using?


I'll go first:

1)  I definitely mix it up A LOT, but there are some favorites that "make it into the rotation" more often than others

2)  Currently I am loving my (new) Eton Mini


Johnny


"One Radio to rule them all" or "Mix it up a bit" ???

Johnny
 

Hi all,

Two (fun I hope) questions:

1)  When it comes to your preferred DX'ing rig/equipment, do you have an "absolute go-to" radio that you prefer, or do you like to mix up your "radio usage" to some degree?

2)  What is the current radio that you are using?


I'll go first:

1)  I definitely mix it up A LOT, but there are some favorites that "make it into the rotation" more often than others

2)  Currently I am loving my (new) Eton Mini


Johnny


Re: Hobbies in Public Areas

DX Pedro
 

That last line says it all.
Unfortunately i dont live ona rural area, but sad part is people seem to be afraid to talk with others. They are terribly focused and closed on themselves. It would be wonderful to actually have to explain what the heck i'm doing with a radio on my hand and a long wire (or any other type of antenna). Maybe i could bring someone else to the dark side :D

// pedro andrade


On Mon, Jan 3, 2022 at 2:10 PM Johnny via groups.io <jlochey=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi all,

I think here in semi-rural Michigan (USA), no one would even ask... 

Most places that have population, have a very low population of rural folk, that probably just wouldn't care...

I'd be amazed if someone even said something, LOL!


Johnny


Re: Hobbies in Public Areas

Johnny
 

Hi all,

I think here in semi-rural Michigan (USA), no one would even ask... 

Most places that have population, have a very low population of rural folk, that probably just wouldn't care...

I'd be amazed if someone even said something, LOL!


Johnny


Re: 50kw Station Challenge - 2022

Johnny
 

Hi Bill,

I'd be very interested in that US/Canada list if you would not mind producing it!  That would be SUPER helpful!

Last night I logged my first two 50kw stations, but one is very close to my house, so barely counts, LOL!  ;)

Thanks!


Johnny


Re: 50kw Station Challenge - 2022

mediumwavedx
 

Great idea, Paul. For those of us in the U.S., it would be fun to try to log ours too. There are quite a few. I could produce a day/night list if anyone is interested. Canadians included too.

Bill


Kmart Portable Radio (JR-61H760) Review

Paul Blundell
 

I have just published my review of this radio, for less than the cost of a sit down lunch, you can have a capable AM/FM radio.
 


Re: Hobbies in Public Areas

DX Pedro
 

I actually don't care about it. I just hold my radios wear headphones and if i catch something interesting point the camera at it. or record it. If not breaking any law, i dont bother to explain it to anyone that dont ask.
Peace.

// pedro andrade


On Mon, Jan 3, 2022 at 2:17 AM Neil Kazaross <neilkaz58@...> wrote:
Rather than a dipole on the ground for AM, try a 100 metre long BOG across that field. Just lay the wire on the ground and have at it.  73 KAZ

On Sun, Jan 2, 2022 at 5:42 PM Dave Dufeau <davedufeau@...> wrote:
That's a great ruse! Is there a particular receiver that lets you maintain the illusion of "scientific test equipment"?

--Dave

On Sun, Jan 2, 2022, 18:02 Phillips <phillicom@...> wrote:
Occasionally I set up a long DOG (Dipole On Ground) over the local soccer field to do a bit of after-dark MWDX away from household interference sources.  Maybe it is my body language but few people question what I am doing.

I tell those that do ask that I am taking seismology readings because that soccer field is directly over the most active earthquake fault line in Australia and that a 'quake is overdue (both true).  Seems to satisfy them a lot easier than trying to explain DX.


From: main@UltralightDX.groups.io <main@UltralightDX.groups.io> on behalf of Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...>
Sent: Saturday, 1 January 2022 10:47 PM
To: UltralightDX@groups.io <UltralightDX@groups.io>
Subject: [UltralightDX] Hobbies in Public Areas
 

How do people who undertake their hobbies in public areas handle any questions or concerns from members of the public?

Yesterday I was out at a local park and had my full kit with me, I was setup in an area well away from the playground and not close to any houses, not long after setting up, I have somebody make the effort to walk over to where I was and asked me what I was doing, why I was doing it and did I have a permit? I did try to explain that it was not amateur radio and that I don't need a license for it as it is receiving only (as a side note, I do have my AOCPF).

This is not the first time this has happened. I try to undertake my portable sessions away from people, at less popular / busy parks, not near the playground (unless I have my kids with me), not too early or late in the day and I don't set up too much equipment at once. 

Back in my radio scanning days, this used to be an issue, it seems that in 20 years, not much has changed :( 


--
Paul


Re: Asian DX Review - Volume 40 - No. 567 - January 2022 [40 Years of ADXR]

DX Pedro
 

will look into it further this week.
Many thanks for sharing and have a great 2022
// pedro andrade


On Sat, Jan 1, 2022 at 4:25 AM Sandipan Basu Mallick via groups.io <sbasumallick=yahoo.co.in@groups.io> wrote:

Asian DX Review - Volume 40 - No. 567 - January 2022

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Write to us at idxc.international@... with your feedback/comments on the 40th Anniversary celebration of Asian DX Review.

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Re: Hobbies in Public Areas

Neil Kazaross
 

Rather than a dipole on the ground for AM, try a 100 metre long BOG across that field. Just lay the wire on the ground and have at it.  73 KAZ


On Sun, Jan 2, 2022 at 5:42 PM Dave Dufeau <davedufeau@...> wrote:
That's a great ruse! Is there a particular receiver that lets you maintain the illusion of "scientific test equipment"?

--Dave

On Sun, Jan 2, 2022, 18:02 Phillips <phillicom@...> wrote:
Occasionally I set up a long DOG (Dipole On Ground) over the local soccer field to do a bit of after-dark MWDX away from household interference sources.  Maybe it is my body language but few people question what I am doing.

I tell those that do ask that I am taking seismology readings because that soccer field is directly over the most active earthquake fault line in Australia and that a 'quake is overdue (both true).  Seems to satisfy them a lot easier than trying to explain DX.


From: main@UltralightDX.groups.io <main@UltralightDX.groups.io> on behalf of Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...>
Sent: Saturday, 1 January 2022 10:47 PM
To: UltralightDX@groups.io <UltralightDX@groups.io>
Subject: [UltralightDX] Hobbies in Public Areas
 

How do people who undertake their hobbies in public areas handle any questions or concerns from members of the public?

Yesterday I was out at a local park and had my full kit with me, I was setup in an area well away from the playground and not close to any houses, not long after setting up, I have somebody make the effort to walk over to where I was and asked me what I was doing, why I was doing it and did I have a permit? I did try to explain that it was not amateur radio and that I don't need a license for it as it is receiving only (as a side note, I do have my AOCPF).

This is not the first time this has happened. I try to undertake my portable sessions away from people, at less popular / busy parks, not near the playground (unless I have my kids with me), not too early or late in the day and I don't set up too much equipment at once. 

Back in my radio scanning days, this used to be an issue, it seems that in 20 years, not much has changed :( 


--
Paul


Re: Hobbies in Public Areas

Guero
 

That's a great ruse! Is there a particular receiver that lets you maintain the illusion of "scientific test equipment"?

--Dave


On Sun, Jan 2, 2022, 18:02 Phillips <phillicom@...> wrote:
Occasionally I set up a long DOG (Dipole On Ground) over the local soccer field to do a bit of after-dark MWDX away from household interference sources.  Maybe it is my body language but few people question what I am doing.

I tell those that do ask that I am taking seismology readings because that soccer field is directly over the most active earthquake fault line in Australia and that a 'quake is overdue (both true).  Seems to satisfy them a lot easier than trying to explain DX.


From: main@UltralightDX.groups.io <main@UltralightDX.groups.io> on behalf of Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...>
Sent: Saturday, 1 January 2022 10:47 PM
To: UltralightDX@groups.io <UltralightDX@groups.io>
Subject: [UltralightDX] Hobbies in Public Areas
 

How do people who undertake their hobbies in public areas handle any questions or concerns from members of the public?

Yesterday I was out at a local park and had my full kit with me, I was setup in an area well away from the playground and not close to any houses, not long after setting up, I have somebody make the effort to walk over to where I was and asked me what I was doing, why I was doing it and did I have a permit? I did try to explain that it was not amateur radio and that I don't need a license for it as it is receiving only (as a side note, I do have my AOCPF).

This is not the first time this has happened. I try to undertake my portable sessions away from people, at less popular / busy parks, not near the playground (unless I have my kids with me), not too early or late in the day and I don't set up too much equipment at once. 

Back in my radio scanning days, this used to be an issue, it seems that in 20 years, not much has changed :( 


--
Paul


Re: Hobbies in Public Areas

Paul Blundell
 

That is a great answer. When I had a "branded" work van, that also helped to keep people away.


On Mon, 3 Jan 2022, 10:02 am Phillips, <phillicom@...> wrote:
Occasionally I set up a long DOG (Dipole On Ground) over the local soccer field to do a bit of after-dark MWDX away from household interference sources.  Maybe it is my body language but few people question what I am doing.

I tell those that do ask that I am taking seismology readings because that soccer field is directly over the most active earthquake fault line in Australia and that a 'quake is overdue (both true).  Seems to satisfy them a lot easier than trying to explain DX.


From: main@UltralightDX.groups.io <main@UltralightDX.groups.io> on behalf of Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...>
Sent: Saturday, 1 January 2022 10:47 PM
To: UltralightDX@groups.io <UltralightDX@groups.io>
Subject: [UltralightDX] Hobbies in Public Areas
 

How do people who undertake their hobbies in public areas handle any questions or concerns from members of the public?

Yesterday I was out at a local park and had my full kit with me, I was setup in an area well away from the playground and not close to any houses, not long after setting up, I have somebody make the effort to walk over to where I was and asked me what I was doing, why I was doing it and did I have a permit? I did try to explain that it was not amateur radio and that I don't need a license for it as it is receiving only (as a side note, I do have my AOCPF).

This is not the first time this has happened. I try to undertake my portable sessions away from people, at less popular / busy parks, not near the playground (unless I have my kids with me), not too early or late in the day and I don't set up too much equipment at once. 

Back in my radio scanning days, this used to be an issue, it seems that in 20 years, not much has changed :( 


--
Paul


Re: Hobbies in Public Areas

Phillips
 

Occasionally I set up a long DOG (Dipole On Ground) over the local soccer field to do a bit of after-dark MWDX away from household interference sources.  Maybe it is my body language but few people question what I am doing.

I tell those that do ask that I am taking seismology readings because that soccer field is directly over the most active earthquake fault line in Australia and that a 'quake is overdue (both true).  Seems to satisfy them a lot easier than trying to explain DX.


From: main@UltralightDX.groups.io <main@UltralightDX.groups.io> on behalf of Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...>
Sent: Saturday, 1 January 2022 10:47 PM
To: UltralightDX@groups.io <UltralightDX@groups.io>
Subject: [UltralightDX] Hobbies in Public Areas
 

How do people who undertake their hobbies in public areas handle any questions or concerns from members of the public?

Yesterday I was out at a local park and had my full kit with me, I was setup in an area well away from the playground and not close to any houses, not long after setting up, I have somebody make the effort to walk over to where I was and asked me what I was doing, why I was doing it and did I have a permit? I did try to explain that it was not amateur radio and that I don't need a license for it as it is receiving only (as a side note, I do have my AOCPF).

This is not the first time this has happened. I try to undertake my portable sessions away from people, at less popular / busy parks, not near the playground (unless I have my kids with me), not too early or late in the day and I don't set up too much equipment at once. 

Back in my radio scanning days, this used to be an issue, it seems that in 20 years, not much has changed :( 


--
Paul


Re: Hobbies in Public Areas

Paul Blundell
 

Glad it is not just a "local" thing here.

Paul

On Mon, Jan 3, 2022 at 7:37 AM Zacharias Liangas via groups.io <zliangas=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Νeaely the same in Greece.
My mom proposed me not to test shortwaves even in not so populous roads 
As for the moment had not any problem



--
Paul


Re: 50kw Station Challenge - 2022

Paul Blundell
 

Not a problem at all, feel free to.

Paul

On Mon, Jan 3, 2022 at 7:19 AM Johnny via groups.io <jlochey=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Paul,

I love it!

This is exactly the challenge that I needed for this year for my AM DXing...

Hope you don't mind of I "copy cat" your idea here in the US?

:)


Johnny



--
Paul

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