having fun w/Ultralight


Tim Davisson
 

Guys...The idea of DXing on a tiny, pocket, battery-powered
AM portable has reignited my interest in a 40+ year hobby of
mine: AM DXing.

It's akin to my ham radio QRP operating. I simply love it.

SPR-59 barefoot from my home near Akron, Ohio.

Log so far.

73's,

Tim, KD8GZ



Ultralight AM Logbook (by date)
(SRF-59, unless noted otherwise)

Satr. 8/30/08 620 WTMJ/Milwaukee, WI, 8:57pm EDT, Brewers pbp
Satr. 8/30/08 620 WRJZ/Knoxville, TN, 9:00pm EDT, ID
Satr. 8/30/08 580 WHB/Harrisburg, PA, 9:05pm EDT
Satr. 8/30/08 940 CINW/Montreal, QUE., 9:20pm, "940 hits.com"
Satr. 8/30/08 940 KPSZ/Des Moines, IA, 9:35pm, legal ID,
Royals
Satr. 8/30/08 990 CBW/Winnipeg, MAN, 9:59pm, "ID"
Satr. 8/30/08 960 WFIR/Roanoke, VA, 10:05pm
Tue. 9/2/08 590 WMBS/Uniontown, PA, 8:59pm ID, Pirates pbp
Tue. 9/2/08 590 WVLK/Lexington, KY, 9:06pm, "news-talk 590"
Tue. 9/2/08 790 CIGM/Sudbury, ONT, 9:20pm, Blue Jays pbp
Tue. 9/2/08 1540 KXEL/Waterloo, IA, 9:29pm ID, Bruce Wms.
Tue. 9/2/08 1360 WSAI/Cincinnati, OH, 9:41pm, ESPN network
Tue. 9/2/08 1350 WOYK/York, PA, 9:44pm, Orioles pbp
Wed. 9/3/08 1410 KQV/Pittsburgh, PA, 8:00pm EDT
Wed. 9/3/08 1410 WHLN/Harlan, KY., 8:00pm EDT
Wed. 9/3/08 1200 WRKK/Hughesvile, PA., 8:13pm EDT, Phillies pbp
Wed. 9/3/08 920 CKNX/Wingham, ONT., 8:36pm EDT, Blue Jays
Thur. 9/4/08 900 CHML/Hamilton, ONT., 6:20am EDT
Thur. 9/4/08 920 WTCW/Whitesburg, KY., 6:24am EDT
Thur. 9/4/08 820 WBAP/Ft. Worth, TX., 6:52am EDT
Thur. 9/4/08 920 WMMN/Fairmont, WV., 7:02am EDT
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John H. Bryant <bjohnorcas@...>
 

Great going, Tim!!!

A bunch of us feel the same way..... when I get back to Oklahoma in November, I'm going to do what you are doing.... start a fresh log book and DXgeneral domestic AM for the first time since 1960 , using an E100 with a 7.5" x .5" ferrite bar transplanted into it (with a "Slider" coil.) I can't wait to get started.... something that I never thought I'd say about North American domestic DXing!

Ultralights are a joy to behold, for sure.... in either Barefoot or Unlimited Class.

 John B.

Orcas Island, WA, USA
Rcvrs: WiNRADiO 313e, Eton e1, Ultralights
Antennas: Two 70' x 100' Conti Super Loops, West and Northwest






At 12:45 PM 9/4/2008 +0000, you wrote:

Guys...The idea of DXing on a tiny, pocket, battery-powered
AM portable has reignited my interest in a 40+ year hobby of
mine: AM DXing.

It's akin to my ham radio QRP operating. I simply love it.

SPR-59 barefoot from my home near Akron, Ohio.

Log so far.

73's,

Tim, KD8GZ

Ultralight AM Logbook (by date)
(SRF-59, unless noted otherwise)

Satr. 8/30/08 620 WTMJ/Milwaukee, WI, 8:57pm EDT, Brewers pbp
Satr. 8/30/08 620 WRJZ/Knoxville, TN, 9:00pm EDT, ID
Satr. 8/30/08 580 WHB/Harrisburg, PA, 9:05pm EDT
Satr. 8/30/08 940 CINW/Montreal, QUE., 9:20pm, "940 hits.com"
Satr. 8/30/08 940 KPSZ/Des Moines, IA, 9:35pm, legal ID,
Royals
Satr. 8/30/08 990 CBW/Winnipeg, MAN, 9:59pm, "ID"
Satr. 8/30/08 960 WFIR/Roanoke, VA, 10:05pm
Tue. 9/2/08 590 WMBS/Uniontown, PA, 8:59pm ID, Pirates pbp
Tue. 9/2/08 590 WVLK/Lexington, KY, 9:06pm, "news-talk 590"
Tue. 9/2/08 790 CIGM/Sudbury, ONT, 9:20pm, Blue Jays pbp
Tue. 9/2/08 1540 KXEL/Waterloo, IA, 9:29pm ID, Bruce Wms.
Tue. 9/2/08 1360 WSAI/Cincinnati, OH, 9:41pm, ESPN network
Tue. 9/2/08 1350 WOYK/York, PA, 9:44pm, Orioles pbp
Wed. 9/3/08 1410 KQV/Pittsburgh, PA, 8:00pm EDT
Wed. 9/3/08 1410 WHLN/Harlan, KY., 8:00pm EDT
Wed. 9/3/08 1200 WRKK/Hughesvile, PA., 8:13pm EDT, Phillies pbp
Wed. 9/3/08 920 CKNX/Wingham, ONT., 8:36pm EDT, Blue Jays
Thur. 9/4/08 900 CHML/Hamilton, ONT., 6:20am EDT
Thur. 9/4/08 920 WTCW/Whitesburg, KY., 6:24am EDT
Thur. 9/4/08 820 WBAP/Ft. Worth, TX., 6:52am EDT
Thur. 9/4/08 920 WMMN/Fairmont, WV., 7:02am EDT
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Gary DeBock
 

Hi Tim,
 
     Congratulations on your SRF-59 loggings, and welcome to the Ultralightdx group.
    
     Receiving TP's on my stock SRF-59 last November also reminded me a lot of my ham radio QRP experience, and inspired me to write the original SRF-59 review.  The QRP concept of a skilled operator making thrilling contacts with basic equipment has been a runaway success in the Ultralight AM-DXing boom.
 
     Thanks for your comments, and have fun this fall!
 
     73,  Gary DeBock  N7EKX 
     (DXCC with 2-watt HW-8)
 
         




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bbwrwy
 

Tim:

I agree. The tiny receivers have revived my interest in medium wave
band DXing. It's fantastic what can be heard without an expensive
communications receiver. It reminds me of when I first started with a
General Electric "All-American Five" nearly five decades ago. I look
forward to possibly hearing Asian or European stations on a SRF-39FP
or SRF-T615 this autumn.

Good DX all.

Richard Allen