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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



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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 




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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



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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


Extended DX Project - 7/09/2021 - Newnham Park

Paul Blundell
 

Location: Newnham Park
Radio: Digitech AR-1733 barefoot
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**MWDxerDB - Report**
Report Date: 09/07/2021
Report Time: 13:04:50
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Freq / Name: 0531 - 3GG
Details: Warragul - Commercial - 5000w - 384km 
Notes: 07/09/2021 - ULDXIndex = 0.08338

Freq / Name: 0549 - 2CR
Details: Cumnock - National - 50000w - 954km 
Notes: 07/09/2021 - ULDXIndex = 0.0 - Unlogged 

Freq / Name: 0621 - 3RN
Details: Melbourne - National - 50000w - 459km 
Notes: 07/09/2021 - ULDXIndex = 0.017442 

Freq / Name: 0693 - 3AW
Details: Melbourne - Commercial - 5000w - 458km
Notes: 07/09/2021 - ULDXIndex = 0.12824

Freq / Name: 0774 - 3LO
Details: Melbourne - National - 50000w - 459km 
Notes: 07/09/2021 - ULDXIndex = 0.017442 

Freq / Name: 0828 - 3GI
Details: Sale - National - 10000w - 360km
Notes: 07/09/2021 - ULDXIndex = 0.0504 

Freq / Name: 0855 - 3CR
Details: Melbourne - Community - 3500w - 446km 
Notes: 07/09/2021 - ULDXIndex = 0.14017143 

Freq / Name: 0891 - 5AN
Details: Adelaide - National - 50000w - 1030km 
Notes: 07/09/2021 - ULDXIndex = 0.0 - Unlogged 

Freq / Name: 1341 - HPON GEELONG
Details: Geelong - HPON - 5000w - 429km
Notes: 07/09/2021 - ULDXIndex = 0.09438

Freq / Name: 1422 - HPON MELBOURNE
Details: Melbourne - HPON - 5000w - 449km
Notes: 07/09/2021 - ULDXIndex = 0.09878
 



 


Re: Fw: Re: [UltralightDX] a question regarding 2 pocket setts? :)

Gary DeBock
 

On Mon, Sep 6, 2021 at 07:32 AM, Gord Seifert wrote:
Frank,

   Regarding your post, #32268 on Sept 5, what was the purpose of that post? It did nothing but quote all of Gary's post. No new information, no comment, nothing.

   Gord
Gord and All,

This gentleman has placed in a "Moderation" status. There will be no more posts of 6 messages within 20 minutes.

He can still post, but only with Moderator approval.

Gary


Re: Fw: Re: [UltralightDX] a question regarding 2 pocket setts? :)

Gord Seifert
 

   
   Frank,

   Regarding your post, #32268 on Sept 5, what was the purpose of that post? It did nothing but quote all of Gary's post. No new information, no comment, nothing.

   Gord


Re: 610 CLM HJKL La Cariñosa Bogotá 11190km

Peter 1956
 

1090 URG CX2 Radio María Uruguay Montevideo 7756km
https://youtu.be/rF-ubIaWCZY

Peter


610 CLM HJKL La Cariñosa Bogotá 11190km

Peter 1956
 

My first reception of Colombia in Botswana. My most distance South American MW station. Thanks to Simon B. of SkywavesDX.org for the ID. Airspy HF+ Discovery, SDR Console V3 (SDR# for playback), random wire with binocular balun
https://youtu.be/rmiZYagGgAc

Peter
Botswana


Re: Spain on MW, a few remarks.

patrice.privat
 

Muchas Gracias por tu ayuda, Jorge.

DX will still be easier in the evening for a few weeks to come, but soon the morning local slots will be in the dark too and we'll have two harvests per day.
I had a new one this morning but not Ultralight (a RTL SDR dongle and an indoor Wellbrook loop ). SER Oviedo was still good at 0725 local
with mentions of Verdi's Nabucco being performed at Oviedo Opera if I understood correctly.
Frequency was 1026.
I have withdrawn from my historical log the 10 dead stations (list follows).
So I'm now at 87 stations logged (95% in Ultralight) which leaves me 86 more to catch, as my own study shows a total of 173 stations audible in 2021.
Silent stations on MW

1602 Radio Euzkadi,Vitoria, E, Spanish
1485 Punto Radio, Villanova i Geltru E, Spanish
1476 Euzkadi Irratia,San Sebastian,E,Basque
1386 Euzkadi Irratia,Bilbao,E,Basque
1269 COPE Girona ,E,Spanish
1197 Euzkadi Irratia,Vitoria,E,Basque
963         Radio Euzkadi,San Sebastian,E,Spanish
882         COM Radio, Barcelona, E, Catalan
819         Radio Euzkadi San Sebastian,E,Spanish
756         Radio Euzkadi,Bilbao,E,Spanish


Re: New Radio

DX Pedro
 

Radiwow.com would be the best place since they have a US based warehouse. I purchased a radio from their Aliexpress shop it was really good. A fellow dxer bought a D808 from their website and everything went smoothly. 73s
// pedro andrade


On Mon, Sep 6, 2021 at 6:56 AM Frank Standford <dxer2k1@...> wrote:
After the issues with my previous radio, I am now in the market for a new ultralight radio.
 
I have read some reviews and after looking at these, I am thinking the Radiwow R108 sounds like the best bet. Where would be the safest palce to order from? I had issues with the return of my last radio so want to both know I am getting a good radio and that the service from the dealer will be good.
 
My other option is one of the CCrane radios, would these be a safer bet?


Re: Spain on MW, a few remarks.

Jorge Garzón <iberiaDX@...>
 

Hi Patrice and Gary, 
The Spanish MW panorama is a recurring issue in MW Dxing forums from time to time. I reckon that a MW network cannot be seen just as a DXing pest avoiding to catch far away stations, but this is another vision not to be dealed here now. 😉

Working all Spanish provinces on MW is a real challenge for the serious DXer. That's the reason why implemented the Challenge "IBERIA en OM" award at the IberiaDX group. The challenge includes the Spanish provinces, Portuguese districts, and the radiocountries involved with both countries as Ceuta, Melilla, the Canaries, Azores and Madeira, plus Gibraltar and Andorra. Rules and examples of how to record IDs can be checked at https://iberiadx.wordpress.com/el-reto-iberia-en-om/ Written in Spanish, I will translate it into English later today (try Google translator in the meantime). 

I did not know that Gary and folks never got Spanish MW signals when they were at DXPs and that shows it is still a real challenge. I am writing a full article on how to DX Spanish stations giving tips and clues to get the elusive stations. I will also provide a detailed chart with local and regional slots including local advertisements, very useful for a rewarding DX chasing. A similar chart as the image that I am adding here (CEST time showed). 

¡


Saludos y buen DX! 


Re: New Radio

keith beesley
 

Frank, 

Your safest bet, if you are in the U.S., would be to order from a U.S. seller. C.Crane has a good reputation for standing behind their products. I have ordered many radios direct from China in the past and have not had any problems, but I've heard stories of people having problems returning defective items. 

On the other hand, I have the XHDATA D-808 and like it quite a bit; I got mine secondhand from a U.S. seller. 


Keith Beesley 

On Sunday, September 5, 2021, 10:56:42 PM PDT, Frank Standford <dxer2k1@...> wrote:


After the issues with my previous radio, I am now in the market for a new ultralight radio.
 
I have read some reviews and after looking at these, I am thinking the Radiwow R108 sounds like the best bet. Where would be the safest palce to order from? I had issues with the return of my last radio so want to both know I am getting a good radio and that the service from the dealer will be good.
 
My other option is one of the CCrane radios, would these be a safer bet?

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