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Re: Poor quality SRF59s - can they be aligned ?

slowfly55
 

Hi Dave and others

I have two SRF-59, one normal and one "Made in China", probably from
the same ebay-seller as you mention. After a little alignment of
the chinese I cannot say, which of the two is better. Performance,
e.i. sensitivity and selectivity of the China made SRF-59 is not
inferior.
Was I lucky or is it only a factory alignment problem?

Peter


Good Feeling

slowfly55
 

Hello friends

I have many receivers, my wife says too many. But no one of these
DE1103, Redsun 2100, or more sophisticated receivers gives me
such a good feeling as a SRF-59 or SRF-39.

Of course a DE1103 is a fantastic receiver, much better than our
beloved Sonys. But using it I am never shure if it works really
at its best. Was I lucky, when I got it, or was that particular
one a bad aligned one? Align it myself is far beyond my possibilities.
So it is with all my receivers and often I think they should do better,
perhaps performance got worse with age.....

The Sonys are quite easy to align thanks to the good work of
www.dxer.ca. and with a Signal Generator and a DVM it can be done
quite precisely. Having done it I know, that my little machine
works at its best. For a long time I haven't experienced such a
good feeling with a receiver.

Peter


Re: Poor quality SRF59s - can they be aligned ?

Michael Slattery
 

On Fri, 28 Mar 2008 14:09:29 EDT, you wrote:

The alignment procedure usually gives a big boost in SRF-59
sensitivity, and should be considered by all owners to ensure maximum DX performance.
Greetings all from the city of Sheffield, Yorkshire, in the north
central part of England, UK!

So far I have had three examples of the SRF-59. All have the static
noise problem when tuning. All suffered the ferrite coil adjustment
being badly misaligned. As Gary says a big boost in overall
sensitivity and nulling is gained by alignment. Well worth doing.

The simplest way I've found to free the coil for alignment is to first
extricate the PCB from the case. For the protection of the components,
wrap some cardboard around the PCB leaving just the ferrite aerial and
the PCB area underneath it exposed. Then play some warm air from a
hair drier or carefully from a heat gun onto the exposed area of PCB
under the rod. Watch the condition of the wax noting when it has just
become molten at the point where it is in contact with the PCB. Try to
gently slide the coil side to side and when free simultaneously
withdraw the PCB from the warming airflow. Keep moving the coil from
side to side whilst the wax solidifies. Once the wax has solidified
the coil should remain free. It will look like there is a crack in the
wax between the coil and the PCB. Alignment can then commence.

Once alignment is complete, rewrap the PCB in the cardboard, reheat
the PCB under and around the ferrite aerial to remelt the wax. Tilt
the PCB so as to encourage the wax to bridge the coil and the PCB
until it appears fused as before.

I would encourage anyone to have ago at this. There is little to go
wrong as long as care is taken.

--
Michael G8PNX
wildbear@bigfoot.com


Re: Introduction

robert ross
 

At 08:18 AM 3/28/2008, you wrote:

Hello Ultralight-DX friends,

It is a great idea to open this group. I come from the Crystal Rx hobby
as probably many of you.
I live in Switzerland and I am proud to own
a SFR-39, SFR-49 and SFR59. Two of them had to be aligned by me and now
reward me with fine reception. Recently I bought an SFR-T615, but I
must admit, that it is inferior to the analog classics. Adjacent
channel separation is better on the SFR-59 series.
This is very important where I live, because the European AM Band is
full of power stations.
I live in an appartement without outdoor antenna and ground. So I
like to go outside with an SFR-59 and enjoy clear reception free from
electrosmog interference.

Peter

Hello Peter.....very nice to have you on the list from Switzerland!!!!! As
well as all the UK fellows, and even a Brazilian DX'er who has been
checking in as well!! It looks like ULR DX'ing is well on it's way to
becoming a worldwide phenomena.....good show guys and the boys over here in
North America look forward to seeing your loggings and input on the Hobby
of ULR DX'ing.

Keep spreading the word guys and lets see what we can do with our tiny
radios........I don't believe we have even touched the surface of what's
possible with a little time and effort.

Welcome to all our World Wide list members....it's a pleasure to have you
aboard!! Your expertise and knowledge will prove most beneficial to all the
list members.

Regards..........ROB.



Robert S. Ross VA3SW
Box 1003, Stn. B.
London, Ontario
CANADA N6A5K1

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Re: Hello : )

Gary DeBock
 

To Paul Logan,
 
     Hello and welcome!  You are absolutely right that I am helping you out with alignments-- your fully-aligned SRF-39FP and SRF-59 units went out today by USPS Priority Mail (about 7-10 business days to arrive in Northern Ireland, according to our local post office).  I'm very happy to send my first "export units" to Europe, and you may well be one of the first DXers in Europe to get a "Prison Radio," which is wildly popular here in North America, Paul. Its larger tuning dial, slightly superior audio quality and better sensitivity (than the SRF-59) make it the analog Ultralight of choice for TP DXers, here on the west coast of North America.
 
     Thanks again for checking in, and great DX to you!
 
                                                                                                  73,  Gary DeBock 




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ETON E1.....Ultralight DX Logs last night.....2 New Stations for ULR LOG!!

robert ross
 

Hi Guys:

Well....we had some Auroral conditions last night that pretty much
messed up the BCB ......not much heard from anywhere.....including the
south....but did manage 2 New Loggings for the ULR Log including one
GRAVEYARDER!!

ULR Log Totals are now......................447 Stations Heard

Loggings below made on the NEW ETON E1 ULR Radio.

Still haven't had much time to DX with the new Eton E1 ULR yet...so it
remains to be seen just what it can do....especially under better conditions.

73...........ROB.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
1550 WAZX Smyrna, GA. Mar/27/08 2303 EDT SPANISH GD
Lively Mexican flavoured Vocals and Accordion Music. Many ID's as
"La Que Buena". Not much talk....mostly Music and many ID's.

RELOG....New to Ultralight 50 KW/500 Watts Nights
ROSS, ONT.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
1490 WOHI East Liverpool, OHIO Mar/27/08 2352 EDT EE FR
Ad for "Team Toyota.....at the top of the hill in STEUBENVILLE".
Another ad for Proper Diets/Eating.

RELOG..........New to Ultralight 1 KW
ROSS, ONT.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

73.........ROB.

Robert S. Ross VA3SW
Box 1003, Stn. B.
London, Ontario
CANADA N6A5K1

Antique/Vintage Radio Enthusiast
Amateur Radio Stations VA3SW/VE3JFC

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Re: ETON E1.....Ultralight DX Logs last night.....2 New Stations for ULR LOG!!

John H. Bryant <bjohnorcas@...>
 

Hey, Rob.... oh ye of many superb receivers...

I think that you were DXing on your new Eton e100 ultralight, not your big bulky-but-wonderful Eton E1 "porta-top receiver"  as you stated. This error indicates many things:

1. It is possible to have too many receivers (no! no! it ain't so!)
2. Eton should do a better job of selecting model numbers.... an E1 and an E100 are very different radios, but easily confused model numbers.
3. Since I'm older than you, Rob, I can promise you that the confusion only increases with age.

(uhhhh, you did mean the e-100, right :>)

For those of you who don't know either of us, I've known/known of Rob for more than a generation and, as he well knows, I'm deeply jealous of his multitude of receivers, past and present.   

John B.
Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA
Rcvrs: WiNRADiO 313e, Eton e1, NRD-535(kiwa-mods) + flock of Ultralights
Antennas: 700' NE/SW mini-Bev, Wellbrook Phased Array (pre-production version)


At 08:36 PM 3/28/2008 -0400, you wrote:

Hi Guys:

Well....we had some Auroral conditions last night that pretty much
messed up the BCB ......not much heard from anywhere.....including the
south....but did manage 2 New Loggings for the ULR Log including one
GRAVEYARDER!!

ULR Log Totals are now......................447 Stations Heard

Loggings below made on the NEW ETON E1 ULR Radio.

Still haven't had much time to DX with the new Eton E1 ULR yet...so it
remains to be seen just what it can do....especially under better conditions.

73...........ROB.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
1550 WAZX Smyrna, GA. Mar/27/08 2303 EDT SPANISH GD
Lively Mexican flavoured Vocals and Accordion Music. Many ID's as
"La Que Buena". Not much talk....mostly Music and many ID's.

RELOG....New to Ultralight 50 KW/500 Watts Nights
ROSS, ONT.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
1490 WOHI East Liverpool, OHIO Mar/27/08 2352 EDT EE FR
Ad for "Team Toyota.....at the top of the hill in STEUBENVILLE".
Another ad for Proper Diets/Eating.

RELOG..........New to Ultralight 1 KW
ROSS, ONT.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

73.........ROB.

Robert S. Ross VA3SW
Box 1003, Stn. B.
London, Ontario
CANADA N6A5K1

Antique/Vintage Radio Enthusiast
Amateur Radio Stations VA3SW/VE3JFC

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ETON E100.....Ultralight DX Logs Correction.......

robert ross
 

Hi Guys:

The previous message with the 2 ULR Logs were made with an ETON
E-100.....Not an E1. Sorry for forgetting the 2 ZEROS!!

73..........ROB.

Robert S. Ross VA3SW
Box 1003, Stn. B.
London, Ontario
CANADA N6A5K1

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Amateur Radio Stations VA3SW/VE3JFC

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Re: ETON E100...Not The E-1!!!

robert ross
 

At 09:07 PM 3/28/2008, you wrote:

Hey, Rob.... oh ye of many superb receivers...

I think that you were DXing on your new Eton e100 ultralight, not your big
bulky-but-wonderful Eton E1 "porta-top receiver" as you stated. This
error indicates many things:

1. It is possible to have too many receivers (no! no! it ain't so!)
2. Eton should do a better job of selecting model numbers.... an E1 and an
E100 are very different radios, but easily confused model numbers.
3. Since I'm older than you, Rob, I can promise you that the confusion
only increases with age.

(uhhhh, you did mean the e-100, right :>)

Yeah John....it looks like I'm well on my way to Senility!!!! You're
right...it was the E-100 Model. Guess I'm now sentenced to 30 Days with
only my PRISON ULR to listen to eh?????

Ha.........and I even Proof read that message!!! AHHAHAHHA...

73....ROB.



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Box 1003, Stn. B.
London, Ontario
CANADA N6A5K1

Antique/Vintage Radio Enthusiast
Amateur Radio Stations VA3SW/VE3JFC

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Hello : )

Paul Logan
 

Hi all,

great to read all the posts here and see the UL sensation going global!.

Well, 2/3 of the way into my 30 day challenge in the style of Rob Ross and I've hit 300 loggings. Im in love with the SRF 59!

Did my first albeit haphazard alignment tonight  went out and bought another SRF59 and was pleased to see it covered exactly the Euro MW band. Much different than the one i bought on ebay which covers from just below 500 khz to 1650!. ( Can i add hams logged on 500khz to my log? i heard GI3PDN the other night at a distance of about 100 miles - he was running - get this - 100 milliwatts!)

Anyway i managed to get the radio apart and first widened out receive from 531 to about 1703 khz. then removed a little of the wax holding the smaller coil on the ferrite slid it a few mm to the right and heard a marked jump in signal strength which seems to hold for the bottom of the band.i didnt do much experimenting with this just left it where i first moved it to.

I next did the tune up for 1400 khz- but was dissapointed with the results -  i thought I had left the top end of MW a bit deaf so I tuned up again but this time on a weak signal at about 1650 khz. i've left it like this. Definitely an improvement but i cant say its outperforming the original, perhaps the new one was just a wee tad deaf.

Anyway, conditions are rubbish tonight but I've still heard a few weak ones at the top of the x band with the addition of a 4 foot loop - prolly WLAA on 1680 and KVNS on 1700.

These radios are SO much fun.Still would like to see one tweaked by someone who REALLY knows what they are doing - think Gary is helping me out on this score -

regards to all -  and thanks for the space to share the fun



Paul Logan,
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New

Phil Bytheway <phil_tekno@...>
 

I'm Phil Bytheway... EiC of IRCA's "DX Monitor".
Have a couple of ULR and have been "fiddling" with them for some time now.
Nothing logged in the fantastic range... but really enjoy tuning around.

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logs on the SRF-59 March 29/08

Allen Willie
 

Hi Everyone


Logged on the SRF-59 Ultralight barefoot March 29/08 as follows:

1:44 UTC 1010 khz - WINS - New York, NY w/ 10-10 WINS accuweather
forecast/ sports ; good

1:46 UTC 999 khz - Spain , COPE Madrid w/ spanish commentary about
Iraq situation ; good

2:35 UTC 1170 khz - WWVA , Wheeling WV w/ religious program ; good

2:38 UTC 880 khz - WCBS , New York, NY w/ WCBS ID, traffic report,
forecast ; good


Allen Willie
St. John's, Newfoundland
SRF-59 barefoot


Re: Hello / 1700 Florida question

Paul Logan
 

D1028Gary@... wrote:

Hello and welcome!  You are absolutely right that I am helping you out with alignments-- your fully-aligned SRF-39FP and SRF-59 units went out today by USPS Priority Mail

---

Hi Gary I cant wait to receive the package and compare - my other 59's Im sure will get passed on to others ripe for the UL conversion!.

Last night I had three US stations on the X band using the 59 with first a 4 foot loop but then and more in keeping with Ul'ing an ugly little 6 inch loop!

Those heard were 1660 WCNZ Marco Island FL, 1680 WLAA Winter Garden FL, and I presume WJCC Miami Springs FL ( a mixture of oldies and spanish songs and then some mentions of south Florida) - this one IS back on isnt it?. In fact this last one was JUST audible barefoot playing a Cat Stevens song.

In fact the combination of a 59 and a 6 inch loop is astounding -  I wish these little radios were around when i was starting out in MW in the early 80's.

The UL's are making me feel like I did back then - each dusk is anticipated like Im 14 again!

Plenty more logs to come.

regards to all
     







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Re: Hello : )....Now CONGRATS to Paul Logan!!!.....on STATION # 300!!!

robert ross
 

At 12:23 AM 3/29/2008, you wrote:


Hi all,

great to read all the posts here and see the UL sensation going global!.

Well, 2/3 of the way into my 30 day challenge in the style of Rob Ross and
I've hit 300 loggings. Im in love with the SRF 59!

Great Paul!!!!.....I knew you could do it!!! Congratulations on Logging 300
Stations in 30 Days...or less!!! Now...You have to move on to 400!!! I am
hovering around 450 right now....and It's starting to get a little tougher
to bag new ones. Also conditions and Daylight Hours have changed
somewhat.....making things a little tricky!! However...you have a lot of
BIG Stations over in Europe...so I'm sure you'll do fine on your way to 400
and beyond. I know how much work it was to log those 300 in 30 days....so I
am very appreciative of the feat you have accomplished....BRAVO PAUL!!!!
Keep us apprised of how you doing on the upward climb ...OK Paul??


regards to all - and thanks for the space to share the fun

We're glad to have you in the space Paul........this is a great offshoot to
our BCB Listening hobby...and those who aren't trying it...are surely
missing some great fun!!! And....that's what this is all about....having
fun!! Logging a pile of stations is the BONUS to having all the fun!!

Paul...what was Station # 300??? Just curious where it was located...and
how much power??

73...ROB.


Robert S. Ross VA3SW
Box 1003, Stn. B.
London, Ontario
CANADA N6A5K1

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Re: CONGRATS to Paul Logan!!!.....on STATION # 300!!!

Paul Logan
 

Hi Robert,

many thanks for the congrats and encouragement  - the 300 was a LOT of fun, its going to be a long time before I add another 150 though!

All logs were barefoot -  with the loop I could add a few more N. Americans.

Station 300 was

567khz    RNE5 Torre de Cotillas, Murcia    25kw    Spain    04:00    28/03/2008

Heard behind local RTE1 which is now running an information tape loop about its closedown. Theres another 5 kw RNE5 tx on this channel from Marbella in Andalucia but judging from the ferrite bearing and output this was Murcia in south eastern Spain.

The Spaniards are difficult - they are everywhere but often are running network programming.So often difficult to get local id's.

A few highlights from the 300:

 828    RDP1 Aores, Mte das Cruzes-Flores    1    Azores    07:00    11/03/2008
1566    Trans World Radio, Parakou    100    Benin    20:38    14/03/2008
1140    CBI Sydney, Nova Scotia    10    Canada    02:20    24/03/2008
590    VOCM St. Johns, Newfoundland    10    Canada    02:30    24/03/2008
620    CKCM, Grand Falls, Newfoundland    10    Canada    03:00    24/03/2008
1010    CFRB, Toronto, ON    50    Canada    06:05    25/03/2008
1540    CHIN, Toronto, ON    40    Canada    06:20    25/03/2008
747    RNE5, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria    20    Canary Isles    23:11    16/03/2008
576    RNE1, Mesas de Galaz, Las Palmas    20    Canary Isles    02:12    28/03/2008
1521    China R. Int, Urumqi    500    China    19:00    11/03/2008
1431    VOA/Radio Sawa, Arta    600    Djibouti    22:20    19/03/2008
927    Reshet Qlita v'Aliya, Akko // Shortwave    10    Israel    03:32    22/03/2008
954    QBS Arabic, Al Arish    2000    Qatar    23:46    12/03/2008
783    Syrian Radio,1, Tartus    600    Syria    02:40    10/03/2008
702    TRT, Catalca, Istanbul    150    Turkey    22:22    13/03/2008
954    TRT, Trabzon    300    Turkey    22:26    13/03/2008
891    TRT, Antalya    600    Turkey    22:28    13/03/2008
927    TRT, Izmir    200    Turkey    23:00    13/03/2008
1575    Radio Farda, Al Dhabbiya    800    UAE    19:20    12/03/2008
1170    Radio Sawa, Al-Dhabbaya    800    UAE    01:10    21/03/2008
1510    WWZN, Boston, MA.    50    USA    03:45    10/03/2008
1560    WQXR New York, Radio Disney    50    USA    06:34    12/03/2008
1130    WBBR, NYC, NY    50    USA    03:40    25/03/2008
1520    WWKB, Buffalo, NY    50    USA    06:23    25/03/2008

Best low power was

1386    Carillon Radio, Loughborough / Coalville    0.001    England    01:00    20/03/2008 at about 270 miles.

---

 I have an unid from last night a very faint signal on 1700 playing a mixture of oldies and spanish songs with some SS florida references (before hearing hte spanish  thought KVNS)

I will post the entire list when i get finished on March 8th.

Now back to logging a few more-

73



567
RNE5 Torre de Cotillas, Murcia
25
Spain
04:00
28/03/2008
567
RNE5 Torre de Cotillas, Murcia
25
Spain
04:00
28/03/2008





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Re: CONGRATS to Paul Logan!!!.....on STATION # 300!!!

Paul Logan
 

Hi Robert,

many thanks for the congrats and encouragement  - the 300 was a LOT of fun, its going to be a long time before I add another 150 though!

All logs were barefoot -  with the loop I could add a few more N. Americans.

Station 300 was

567khz    RNE5 Torre de Cotillas, Murcia    25kw    Spain    04:00    28/03/2008

Heard behind local RTE1 which is now running an information tape loop about its closedown. Theres another 5 kw RNE5 tx on this channel from Marbella in Andalucia but judging from the ferrite bearing and output this was Murcia in south eastern Spain.

The Spaniards are difficult - they are everywhere but often are running network programming.So often difficult to get local id's.

A few highlights from the 300:

 828    RDP1 Aores, Mte das Cruzes-Flores    1    Azores    07:00    11/03/2008
1566    Trans World Radio, Parakou    100    Benin    20:38    14/03/2008
1140    CBI Sydney, Nova Scotia    10    Canada    02:20    24/03/2008
590    VOCM St. Johns, Newfoundland    10    Canada    02:30    24/03/2008
620    CKCM, Grand Falls, Newfoundland    10    Canada    03:00    24/03/2008
1010    CFRB, Toronto, ON    50    Canada    06:05    25/03/2008
1540    CHIN, Toronto, ON    40    Canada    06:20    25/03/2008
747    RNE5, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria    20    Canary Isles    23:11    16/03/2008
576    RNE1, Mesas de Galaz, Las Palmas    20    Canary Isles    02:12    28/03/2008
1521    China R. Int, Urumqi    500    China    19:00    11/03/2008
1431    VOA/Radio Sawa, Arta    600    Djibouti    22:20    19/03/2008
927    Reshet Qlita v'Aliya, Akko // Shortwave    10    Israel    03:32    22/03/2008
954    QBS Arabic, Al Arish    2000    Qatar    23:46    12/03/2008
783    Syrian Radio,1, Tartus    600    Syria    02:40    10/03/2008
702    TRT, Catalca, Istanbul    150    Turkey    22:22    13/03/2008
954    TRT, Trabzon    300    Turkey    22:26    13/03/2008
891    TRT, Antalya    600    Turkey    22:28    13/03/2008
927    TRT, Izmir    200    Turkey    23:00    13/03/2008
1575    Radio Farda, Al Dhabbiya    800    UAE    19:20    12/03/2008
1170    Radio Sawa, Al-Dhabbaya    800    UAE    01:10    21/03/2008
1510    WWZN, Boston, MA.    50    USA    03:45    10/03/2008
1560    WQXR New York, Radio Disney    50    USA    06:34    12/03/2008
1130    WBBR, NYC, NY    50    USA    03:40    25/03/2008
1520    WWKB, Buffalo, NY    50    USA    06:23    25/03/2008

Best low power was

1386    Carillon Radio, Loughborough / Coalville    0.001    England    01:00    20/03/2008 at about 270 miles.

---

 I have an unid from last night a very faint signal on 1700 playing a mixture of oldies and spanish songs with some SS florida references (before hearing hte spanish  thought KVNS)

I will post the entire list when i get finished on March 8th.

Now back to logging a few more-

73



567
RNE5 Torre de Cotillas, Murcia
25
Spain
04:00
28/03/2008
567
RNE5 Torre de Cotillas, Murcia
25
Spain
04:00
28/03/2008





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loggings and congrats

Allen Willie
 

First of all congratulations to Paul Logan for accomplishing his
goal. Wishing you many more Paul ! Great !!

Heard last night on the SRF-M37V barefoot It seemed to be strong
Middle East propagation early on
as follows:

March 29/08

22:16 UTC 1053 khz - LIBYA , LJB Tripoli w/ arabic music and chants ;
good

22:33 UTC 1550 khz - ALGERIA , R. Nacional de la RASD , tindouf w/
arabic commentary , mentions of Sahare , song vocals ; fair

22:37 UTC 1044 khz - MOROCCO , RTM 1 Sebaa-Aouin w/ fast paced arabic
chants with music ; good

I've been alternating my different ultralights used the past few
evenings for loggings each night to give our group and also
prospective buyers and newcomers to the ultralights , an idea of just
what each of these gems can receive from here in Newfoundland

73

Allen Willie VO1-001-SWL
St. John's, Newfoundland
SRF-M37V/SRF-59/SRF-39FP


Re: loggings and congrats

Paul Logan
 

Hi Allen,

thanks for the congrats - your own logs have been amazing me - they look like you are about 2000 miles east of where you are!!!.

I grew up listening to the Newfie stations, CJYQ was always a propagation barometer for me. Always wondered what was audible from Newfoundland - your Sunset must be GREAT fun.

Thanks for the posts they make for great reading.

Allen Willie wrote:


First of all congratulations to Paul Logan for accomplishing his
goal. Wishing you many more Paul ! Great !!



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Re: loggings and congrats

Russ Edmunds <wb2bjh@...>
 

--- Allen Willie <vo1_001_swl@yahoo.ca> wrote:



First of all congratulations to Paul Logan for accomplishing his
goal. Wishing you many more Paul ! Great !!

Heard last night on the SRF-M37V barefoot It seemed to be strong
Middle East propagation early on
as follows:

March 29/08

22:16 UTC 1053 khz - LIBYA , LJB Tripoli w/ arabic music and chants ;

good

22:33 UTC 1550 khz - ALGERIA , R. Nacional de la RASD , tindouf w/
arabic commentary , mentions of Sahare , song vocals ; fair

22:37 UTC 1044 khz - MOROCCO , RTM 1 Sebaa-Aouin w/ fast paced arabic

chants with music ; good


What can be received sitting out there with very few locals is amazing.
It is further evidence as to why some EC and even midwestern US DX'ers
trek to Newfoundland for DXpeditions !



Russ Edmunds
Blue Bell, PA ( 360' ASL )
[15 mi NNW of Philadelphia]
40:08:45N; 75:16:04W, Grid FN20id
<wb2bjh@yahoo.com>
FM: Yamaha T-80 & Onkyo T-450RDS w/ APS9B @15'
AM: Hammarlund HQ-150 & 4' FET air core loop


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Thanks for the invitation

Dennis Gibson <wb6tnb@...>
 

Thanks to whoever invited me to join this group.

I probably haven't used either my SRF-59 or SRF-39FP nearly as much as
most of you. Everyone I've shown the FP to thinks it's very cool
looking especially after I tell them why it's transparent and show
them that the ear buds, cord and plug are also transparent. I'm not
sure what you could hide in there that could be considered dangerous.
I really dislike ear buds and use my very best Sennheiser headphones.
Well engineered stations sound awesome.

I haven't done a daytime bandscan with either one. I haven't tried
using the Select-a-Tenna with them although I'm sure it will help.

I don't open up radios because disaster is certain to follow. When my
life gets a little less complicated I'll have Gary work his magic on both.

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