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Re: African-American Gospel on 1510kHz

ferrite61 <dxrx@...>
 

Farmerik:

I put the G5 on it outside in LOCAL and DX mode with narrow filter. Station is definately 1510, and not WWZN or WLAC. In the LOCAL mode, best RX is still NNE/SSW orientation. DX clarifies alot, still same direction. The G5 nulls it out nearly E/W, so I'm thinkin WEAL 1510.

Paul S. in CT

--- In ultralightdx@..., "farmerik" <farmerik@...> wrote:

How about a low power station in Bloomfield/Windsor/ North end of Hartford?

I hear Leslie Marshal on 1520 WKBK, and below the freq. of the black gospel music I hear sports and Ed Shultz fading in and out.
First I listened on the PL-360 with Gary's long ferrite plug in antenna, and heard it weakly fading in and out, and got the 'bearings'. For better audio I upgraded to my Zenith 790 Navigator on batteries, and then to the Avery Fisher 101R, which brought it in pretty well for a few songs. - FARMERIK


--- In ultralightdx@..., "farmerik" <farmerik@> wrote:

Paul - I am hearing it close to E/W, slightly N of due E, or slightly S of due W. What does that mean? - FARMERIK in Union CT

--- In ultralightdx@..., "ferrite61" <dxrx@> wrote:

Sry for dbl post, but took the PL-210 outside to confirm a few things
1) weaker signal outside
2) best direction is generally N/S or slightly NNE/SSW
3) does not null well but flutters a bit.
4) no ID ToH 2100 EDT nor at BoH at 2030 EDT rather continuous B'cast

Paul S. in CT


--- In ultralightdx@..., "ferrite61" <dxrx@> wrote:

Interesting... I cant really null this station, and RX's even pointing NW/SE. Maybe not WEAL?

Paul S. in CT Grid FN31nl


--- In ultralightdx@..., Russ Edmunds <wb2bjh@> wrote:

Not a sign here on the G8. WWZN and a talker, presumed WLAC are battling.

Russ Edmunds
15 mi NNW of Philadelphia
Grid FN20id
<wb2bjh@>
FM: Yamaha T-80 & Onkyo T-450RDS w/ APS9B @15'; Grundig G8
AM: Modified Sony ICF 2010's barefoot

--- On Tue, 3/22/11, ferrite61 <dxrx@> wrote:

From: ferrite61 <dxrx@>
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: African-American Gospel on 1510kHz
To: ultralightdx@...
Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 8:33 PM

















For those interested, this station is on now, a full hour after sunset. Heard a full ID of WWZN equal vol. on the PL-210.



Paul S. in CT



--- In ultralightdx@..., "ferrite61" <dxrx@> wrote:

Last two nites and tonite, subject has been heard distictly competeing with WLAC/WWZN. Might log this one as WEAL running daytime 820 Watts unless anyone knows of a different station running this format on-channel. Heard this for 3rd consecutive nite... last nite until 3AM EDT.
Paul S. in CT


Re: African-American Gospel on 1510kHz

Rik
 

How about a low power station in Bloomfield/Windsor/ North end of Hartford?

I hear Leslie Marshal on 1520 WKBK, and below the freq. of the black gospel music I hear sports and Ed Shultz fading in and out.
First I listened on the PL-360 with Gary's long ferrite plug in antenna, and heard it weakly fading in and out, and got the 'bearings'. For better audio I upgraded to my Zenith 790 Navigator on batteries, and then to the Avery Fisher 101R, which brought it in pretty well for a few songs. - FARMERIK

--- In ultralightdx@..., "farmerik" <farmerik@...> wrote:

Paul - I am hearing it close to E/W, slightly N of due E, or slightly S of due W. What does that mean? - FARMERIK in Union CT

--- In ultralightdx@..., "ferrite61" <dxrx@> wrote:

Sry for dbl post, but took the PL-210 outside to confirm a few things
1) weaker signal outside
2) best direction is generally N/S or slightly NNE/SSW
3) does not null well but flutters a bit.
4) no ID ToH 2100 EDT nor at BoH at 2030 EDT rather continuous B'cast

Paul S. in CT


--- In ultralightdx@..., "ferrite61" <dxrx@> wrote:

Interesting... I cant really null this station, and RX's even pointing NW/SE. Maybe not WEAL?

Paul S. in CT Grid FN31nl


--- In ultralightdx@..., Russ Edmunds <wb2bjh@> wrote:

Not a sign here on the G8. WWZN and a talker, presumed WLAC are battling.

Russ Edmunds
15 mi NNW of Philadelphia
Grid FN20id
<wb2bjh@>
FM: Yamaha T-80 & Onkyo T-450RDS w/ APS9B @15'; Grundig G8
AM: Modified Sony ICF 2010's barefoot

--- On Tue, 3/22/11, ferrite61 <dxrx@> wrote:

From: ferrite61 <dxrx@>
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: African-American Gospel on 1510kHz
To: ultralightdx@...
Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 8:33 PM

















For those interested, this station is on now, a full hour after sunset. Heard a full ID of WWZN equal vol. on the PL-210.



Paul S. in CT



--- In ultralightdx@..., "ferrite61" <dxrx@> wrote:

Last two nites and tonite, subject has been heard distictly competeing with WLAC/WWZN. Might log this one as WEAL running daytime 820 Watts unless anyone knows of a different station running this format on-channel. Heard this for 3rd consecutive nite... last nite until 3AM EDT.
Paul S. in CT


Re: African-American Gospel on 1510kHz

Rik
 

Paul - I am hearing it close to E/W, slightly N of due E, or slightly S of due W. What does that mean? - FARMERIK in Union CT

--- In ultralightdx@..., "ferrite61" <dxrx@...> wrote:

Sry for dbl post, but took the PL-210 outside to confirm a few things
1) weaker signal outside
2) best direction is generally N/S or slightly NNE/SSW
3) does not null well but flutters a bit.
4) no ID ToH 2100 EDT nor at BoH at 2030 EDT rather continuous B'cast

Paul S. in CT


--- In ultralightdx@..., "ferrite61" <dxrx@> wrote:

Interesting... I cant really null this station, and RX's even pointing NW/SE. Maybe not WEAL?

Paul S. in CT Grid FN31nl


--- In ultralightdx@..., Russ Edmunds <wb2bjh@> wrote:

Not a sign here on the G8. WWZN and a talker, presumed WLAC are battling.

Russ Edmunds
15 mi NNW of Philadelphia
Grid FN20id
<wb2bjh@>
FM: Yamaha T-80 & Onkyo T-450RDS w/ APS9B @15'; Grundig G8
AM: Modified Sony ICF 2010's barefoot

--- On Tue, 3/22/11, ferrite61 <dxrx@> wrote:

From: ferrite61 <dxrx@>
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: African-American Gospel on 1510kHz
To: ultralightdx@...
Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 8:33 PM

















For those interested, this station is on now, a full hour after sunset. Heard a full ID of WWZN equal vol. on the PL-210.



Paul S. in CT



--- In ultralightdx@..., "ferrite61" <dxrx@> wrote:

Last two nites and tonite, subject has been heard distictly competeing with WLAC/WWZN. Might log this one as WEAL running daytime 820 Watts unless anyone knows of a different station running this format on-channel. Heard this for 3rd consecutive nite... last nite until 3AM EDT.
Paul S. in CT


Re: African-American Gospel on 1510kHz

ferrite61 <dxrx@...>
 

Sry for dbl post, but took the PL-210 outside to confirm a few things
1) weaker signal outside
2) best direction is generally N/S or slightly NNE/SSW
3) does not null well but flutters a bit.
4) no ID ToH 2100 EDT nor at BoH at 2030 EDT rather continuous B'cast

Paul S. in CT

--- In ultralightdx@..., "ferrite61" <dxrx@...> wrote:

Interesting... I cant really null this station, and RX's even pointing NW/SE. Maybe not WEAL?

Paul S. in CT Grid FN31nl


--- In ultralightdx@..., Russ Edmunds <wb2bjh@> wrote:

Not a sign here on the G8. WWZN and a talker, presumed WLAC are battling.

Russ Edmunds
15 mi NNW of Philadelphia
Grid FN20id
<wb2bjh@>
FM: Yamaha T-80 & Onkyo T-450RDS w/ APS9B @15'; Grundig G8
AM: Modified Sony ICF 2010's barefoot

--- On Tue, 3/22/11, ferrite61 <dxrx@> wrote:

From: ferrite61 <dxrx@>
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: African-American Gospel on 1510kHz
To: ultralightdx@...
Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 8:33 PM

















For those interested, this station is on now, a full hour after sunset. Heard a full ID of WWZN equal vol. on the PL-210.



Paul S. in CT



--- In ultralightdx@..., "ferrite61" <dxrx@> wrote:

Last two nites and tonite, subject has been heard distictly competeing with WLAC/WWZN. Might log this one as WEAL running daytime 820 Watts unless anyone knows of a different station running this format on-channel. Heard this for 3rd consecutive nite... last nite until 3AM EDT.
Paul S. in CT


new location

Allen Willie
 

RE: Hi Allen:

Wow, the new DX shack looks great! I mean... the new place to live! It looks like a bearing of 065 or so gets you all of Europe from there - do you have an unobstructed water path over the bay, which sorta looks that direction in the first place?? I'd be curious where it is exactly in the town :-)

Kevin Schanilec

Hi Kevin,

Yes the path is unobstructed definitely to the left , the deck and window looks out onto the bay of course, however when standing out on the deck and looking to the left you can hear (oops) i mean see Europe on a clear day ha ha .
I'll post another picture looking that way from the deck when we arrive out there again.

Regards

Allen Willie


Re: African-American Gospel on 1510kHz

ferrite61 <dxrx@...>
 

Interesting... I cant really null this station, and RX's even pointing NW/SE. Maybe not WEAL?

Paul S. in CT Grid FN31nl

--- In ultralightdx@..., Russ Edmunds <wb2bjh@...> wrote:

Not a sign here on the G8. WWZN and a talker, presumed WLAC are battling.

Russ Edmunds
15 mi NNW of Philadelphia
Grid FN20id
<wb2bjh@...>
FM: Yamaha T-80 & Onkyo T-450RDS w/ APS9B @15'; Grundig G8
AM: Modified Sony ICF 2010's barefoot

--- On Tue, 3/22/11, ferrite61 <dxrx@...> wrote:

From: ferrite61 <dxrx@...>
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: African-American Gospel on 1510kHz
To: ultralightdx@...
Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 8:33 PM

















For those interested, this station is on now, a full hour after sunset. Heard a full ID of WWZN equal vol. on the PL-210.



Paul S. in CT



--- In ultralightdx@..., "ferrite61" <dxrx@> wrote:

Last two nites and tonite, subject has been heard distictly competeing with WLAC/WWZN. Might log this one as WEAL running daytime 820 Watts unless anyone knows of a different station running this format on-channel. Heard this for 3rd consecutive nite... last nite until 3AM EDT.
Paul S. in CT


Re: Checking In and New DX Location

ferrite61 <dxrx@...>
 

Nice view of the bay. Enjoy!!!

Paul S. in CT

--- In ultralightdx@..., "Allen" <vo1_001_swl@...> wrote:

Hi Everyone,

Just taking a moment to check in, haven't had a lot of Dxing time lately, as we have been busy packing and preparing for our upcoming move from St. John's around April 1 or 2.

Our new residence will be a house in Bristol's Hope, Newfoundland approximately 68 miles Northwest of St. John's on Conception Bay .

The house has a wrap around deck looking out towards the Atlantic Ocean , we are looking forward to an interesting summer and fall season ahead for Ultralight Dxing from our new location. We have added a new photo in the UltralightDX photos section in the VO1001SWL folder showing our Dxing spot looking out from our deck

Good DX to All

Allen Willie & Dianne Froude
St. John's, Newfoundland


Re: African-American Gospel on 1510kHz

Russ Edmunds <wb2bjh@...>
 

Not a sign here on the G8. WWZN and a talker, presumed WLAC are battling.

Russ Edmunds
15 mi NNW of Philadelphia
Grid FN20id
FM: Yamaha T-80 & Onkyo T-450RDS w/ APS9B @15'; Grundig G8
AM:  Modified Sony ICF 2010's barefoot


--- On Tue, 3/22/11, ferrite61 wrote:

From: ferrite61
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: African-American Gospel on 1510kHz
To: ultralightdx@...
Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 8:33 PM

 

For those interested, this station is on now, a full hour after sunset. Heard a full ID of WWZN equal vol. on the PL-210.

Paul S. in CT

--- In ultralightdx@..., "ferrite61" wrote:
>
> Last two nites and tonite, subject has been heard distictly competeing with WLAC/WWZN. Might log this one as WEAL running daytime 820 Watts unless anyone knows of a different station running this format on-channel. Heard this for 3rd consecutive nite... last nite until 3AM EDT.
>
> Paul S. in CT
>



Re: African-American Gospel on 1510kHz

ferrite61 <dxrx@...>
 

For those interested, this station is on now, a full hour after sunset. Heard a full ID of WWZN equal vol. on the PL-210.

Paul S. in CT

--- In ultralightdx@..., "ferrite61" <dxrx@...> wrote:

Last two nites and tonite, subject has been heard distictly competeing with WLAC/WWZN. Might log this one as WEAL running daytime 820 Watts unless anyone knows of a different station running this format on-channel. Heard this for 3rd consecutive nite... last nite until 3AM EDT.

Paul S. in CT


Checking In and New DX Location

Allen Willie
 

Hi Everyone,

Just taking a moment to check in, haven't had a lot of Dxing time lately, as we have been busy packing and preparing for our upcoming move from St. John's around April 1 or 2.

Our new residence will be a house in Bristol's Hope, Newfoundland approximately 68 miles Northwest of St. John's on Conception Bay .

The house has a wrap around deck looking out towards the Atlantic Ocean , we are looking forward to an interesting summer and fall season ahead for Ultralight Dxing from our new location. We have added a new photo in the UltralightDX photos section in the VO1001SWL folder showing our Dxing spot looking out from our deck

Good DX to All

Allen Willie & Dianne Froude
St. John's, Newfoundland


Re: Canton Ohio AM station goes dark

Tim Davisson
 

I meant to say the two CLOSEST stations on the same frequency.

--- In ultralightdx@..., "Tim" <kd8gz@...> wrote:

According to the website Ohio Media Watch....Canton AM station WINW (1520kHz.) has gone off the air....apparently abandoned by it's most-recent owner.

The site says there's a "for sale" sign at the station studio/transmitter site.

WINW had recently been a religious format, but might be best known as a pretty good sounding top 40 station back in the late 60's into the 70's.

A bit of radio history changes with WINW's final sign off: for decades WINW in Canton, and 20 miles north WKNT (now WJMP) in nearby Kent, Ohio were the two closed stations on the same frequency in the US.

Both were highly-directional lkw daytimers...WINW on the NE side of Canton directional south; WKNT a 6-tower array mostly directional north, but with a bunch of deep, deep nulls.

This WKNT-WINW arrangement was a compromise back in the 60's when both stations applied for CPs for a fulltime AM on 1520 on what was reported to be the SAME DAY of application. So, the owners way back then, agreed to both be 1kw daytimes, directional away from each other.

Very unusual radio history ends.

FYI.

Tim, KD8GZ
near Akron, Ohio


Canton Ohio AM station goes dark

Tim Davisson
 

According to the website Ohio Media Watch....Canton AM station WINW (1520kHz.) has gone off the air....apparently abandoned by it's most-recent owner.

The site says there's a "for sale" sign at the station studio/transmitter site.

WINW had recently been a religious format, but might be best known as a pretty good sounding top 40 station back in the late 60's into the 70's.

A bit of radio history changes with WINW's final sign off: for decades WINW in Canton, and 20 miles north WKNT (now WJMP) in nearby Kent, Ohio were the two closed stations on the same frequency in the US.

Both were highly-directional lkw daytimers...WINW on the NE side of Canton directional south; WKNT a 6-tower array mostly directional north, but with a bunch of deep, deep nulls.

This WKNT-WINW arrangement was a compromise back in the 60's when both stations applied for CPs for a fulltime AM on 1520 on what was reported to be the SAME DAY of application. So, the owners way back then, agreed to both be 1kw daytimes, directional away from each other.

Very unusual radio history ends.

FYI.

Tim, KD8GZ
near Akron, Ohio


African-American Gospel on 1510kHz

ferrite61 <dxrx@...>
 

Last two nites and tonite, subject has been heard distictly competeing with WLAC/WWZN. Might log this one as WEAL running daytime 820 Watts unless anyone knows of a different station running this format on-channel. Heard this for 3rd consecutive nite... last nite until 3AM EDT.

Paul S. in CT


Re: First LW ULR Logging

chuck_rippel <Chuck.Rippel@...>
 

Things DID take a very sudden turn mid-winter. NDB Chasing is not new here albiet using an ultra-light to pursue that aspect of the hobby is a refreshing challenge.

The loop works well, I just need to place it where there is no locally generated interference, which means I'll be doing this outside in the horse pasture, 800' behind the house :-) .

I must say that hearing an NDB 201 miles to the south of me on a $35 radio using a pair of file crates wrapped with wire for an antenna certainly runs refreshingly against the grain of more expensive gear always yields better performance.

This is replacing the challenge of hearing the now gone flea powered Indonesians.

Now, to take an LF antenna and an Ultralight to Hatteras....

Radio by ULR just keeps getting better....

Chuck Rippel

--- In ultralightdx@..., D1028Gary@... wrote:

Hi Chuck,

Welcome to the Ultralight NDB-chasing group! As you may be aware, this
craze happened suddenly in the middle of winter, just when weather was
the coldest. All of the current fanatics have paid their dues outside
with frozen fingers (and other parts of the body), so you are lucky to
catch the bug right before spring!


Re: ULR NDB log from France

Patrick <aunumero73@...>
 

Bonjour Kevin !

You're right about the european NDB scene !

Though several beacons are decommissioned each month, there are still
many ones to catch.
The 'DX season' is almost over now and it's quite diffcult now, from
my mountaneous location at least, to pick up distant signals in the
evening.

Do you know Chambery ?
Yes, I'm 15 km from this place.

Regards,
Patrick, south-east France


Re: First LW ULR Logging

Gary DeBock
 

Hi Chuck,

Welcome to the Ultralight NDB-chasing group! As you may be aware, this
craze happened suddenly in the middle of winter, just when weather was
the coldest. All of the current fanatics have paid their dues outside with frozen fingers (and other parts of the body), so you are lucky to
catch the bug right before spring!

In an attempt to respond to the craze I've been trying to make the 7.5"
LW loopsticks (currently the "G" model, with a single 1700 uh coil of
100/44 Litz wire on a Type 33 ferrite bar) as fast as limited free time
allows, but seem to be falling seriously behind the demand. The
technical fanatics in the ULR group (including me) are also currently
experimenting with FSL (ferrite sleeve loop) antennas, which may be a
new LW-DXing option for stock ULR owners. For serious NDB chasers a 1
kHz DSP model (PL-380 or PL-310) is a must, since the PL-360's fixed 3
kHz filtering is much too wide for beacon chasing. A PL-360 with a 7.5"
LW plug-in loopstick will perform very well for LW-TA and LW-TP
chasing, however. Good luck in NDB-DXing, Chuck, and welcome to the
pocket rocket beacon brotherhood.

73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA)

-----Original Message-----
From: chuck_rippel <Chuck.Rippel@...>
To: ultralightdx <ultralightdx@...>
Sent: Sun, Mar 20, 2011 7:10 pm
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: First LW ULR Logging

 
Hi Kevin and thanks for the note. Tried the 310 and 380 and thejury is
still out.

I'll definately be joining the "go out back and freeze" crowd as there
is too much QRN in the house. Took the crate out to my shop with the
380 this time and heard Morocco on 171 on par with the G313/sloper.

I may warm up the shop with the oil heater and after its warm, shut off
the breaker feeding the building, put the Crate/Radio on a swivel
office chair and listen away.

Chuck Rippel

--- In ultralightdx@..., "dhsatyadhana"
<dhsatyadhana@...> wrote:

Hi Chuck:

Welcome to the hunt! I'm glad the crate design is working, and
that the spacing is still sufficient for decent Q. It looks like you
are using the PL-380, which is the choice for ULR beaconing. Do let us
know how you fare!

Kevin S
Bainbridge Island, WA


Re: First LW ULR Logging

Kevin Schanilec
 

Sounds like an ideal set-up, in that it would more or less get rid of the "freeze" part of the strategy :-) That the crate and ULR hear Morocco as well at the "big" stuff is good to hear.

Kevin S

--- In ultralightdx@..., "chuck_rippel" <Chuck.Rippel@...> wrote:

Hi Kevin and thanks for the note. Tried the 310 and 380 and thejury is still out.

I'll definately be joining the "go out back and freeze" crowd as there is too much QRN in the house. Took the crate out to my shop with the 380 this time and heard Morocco on 171 on par with the G313/sloper.

I may warm up the shop with the oil heater and after its warm, shut off the breaker feeding the building, put the Crate/Radio on a swivel office chair and listen away.

Chuck Rippel


--- In ultralightdx@..., "dhsatyadhana" <dhsatyadhana@> wrote:

Hi Chuck:

Welcome to the hunt! I'm glad the crate design is working, and that the spacing is still sufficient for decent Q. It looks like you are using the PL-380, which is the choice for ULR beaconing. Do let us know how you fare!

Kevin S
Bainbridge Island, WA


Re: First LW ULR Logging (216 CLB,NC)

chuck_rippel <Chuck.Rippel@...>
 

Hi Steve,

The logging was made indoors. I think I have heard more Canadians than domestics from this QTH.

Chuck

--- In ultralightdx@..., "Steve Ratzlaff" <steveratz@...> wrote:

Hi Chuck,
Congrats on the ULR NDB first-logging. I'm sure Gary would say you're
addicted now, and I hope you get a whole bunch more. The strong Canadians
after dark should be good targets for you. Was that done indoors or
outdoors?
73,
Steve
NE Oregon


Re: First LW ULR Logging

chuck_rippel <Chuck.Rippel@...>
 

Hi Kevin and thanks for the note. Tried the 310 and 380 and thejury is still out.

I'll definately be joining the "go out back and freeze" crowd as there is too much QRN in the house. Took the crate out to my shop with the 380 this time and heard Morocco on 171 on par with the G313/sloper.

I may warm up the shop with the oil heater and after its warm, shut off the breaker feeding the buiding, put the Crate/Radio on a swivel office chair and listen away.

Chuck Rippel

--- In ultralightdx@..., "dhsatyadhana" <dhsatyadhana@...> wrote:

Hi Chuck:

Welcome to the hunt! I'm glad the crate design is working, and that the spacing is still sufficient for decent Q. It looks like you are using the PL-380, which is the choice for ULR beaconing. Do let us know how you fare!

Kevin S
Bainbridge Island, WA


Re: First LW ULR Logging (216 CLB,NC)

Steve Ratzlaff <steveratz@...>
 

Hi Chuck,
Congrats on the ULR NDB first-logging. I'm sure Gary would say you're addicted now, and I hope you get a whole bunch more. The strong Canadians after dark should be good targets for you. Was that done indoors or outdoors?
73,
Steve
NE Oregon

----- Original Message -----
From: <Chuck.Rippel@...>
To: <ultralightdx@...>
Sent: Sunday, March 20, 2011 3:18 PM
Subject: [ultralightdx] First LW ULR Logging

Built a Double Crate antenna for LW this afternoon. 50 turns of #24
Teflon coated wire around a pair of the ubiquitous Office Depot #768-540
white, fit together crates.

Loop resonates from 170 - 500 kc and has fairly high "Q" even though the
coil turns are about 1.5 mm apart. Its tuned with a 12-400 pf variable
capacitor with a built in turns reduction and a spare VFO knob from a
Collins 51J4 that was lying about.

First station @ 2130Z was "CLB" in Wilmington, NC which is 201 miles to
my south according to WWSU. The copy is equal to my WinRadio G313 and a
120' sloper. Not a bad daylight logging with a PL-380 and a loop....

Chuck Rippel
Chesapeake, VA

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