Very 1st ULR-NDB log from France !


Patrick <aunumero73@...>
 

Hi all,
Yesterday I received my long-awaited 7.5" LW loopstick PL-380 from Gary :-)
I was happy and excited like a little child opening his Christmas present...

Gary did a great job, as usual, the radio  works wonderfully. I
briefly checked daytime reception in the afternoon, about 1 km from
home to avoid local interferences, but at this period of the year one
can not expect distant catches from here under daylight conditions.
I'm living 300m only from a 400,000V electrical power line...  You
guess what I mean :-( Terrible noise on several bands., especially on
HF. On LF, the disturbance is there, but not too strong. Nulling out
the QRM with the loopstick helps a lot in some cases.

Well, I started logging the first NDBs ysterday evening, from home, indoors.
I had a second listening session a couple of hours ago but I had to
stop because of heavy static crashes.

Considering the indoors location and the very short listening period
(a single day), results are pretty fine : 52 NDBs heard from 9 DXCC
countries
(Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Spain, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland,
Croatia and France of course).

kHz Date UTC ID Ctry Location
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
289.0 14/03/2011 2145 HR FRA Hericourt
291.0 14/03/2011 1805 WS FRA Grenoble / St Geoirs
299.0 15/03/2011 1804 EB FRA St Etienne / Boutheon
302.0 14/03/2011 2200 ROM FRA Rodez / Marcillac
303.0 14/03/2011 2201 RTT AUT Innsbruck / Rattenberg
306.0 14/03/2011 2209 PAR ITA Parma
316.0 14/03/2011 2203 TNJ HRV Tounj
318.0 14/03/2011 1735 GEN ITA Genoa / Sestri
320.0 14/03/2011 2207 VE FRA Valence / Chabeuil
327.0 14/03/2011 2217 LNZ AUT Linz
333.5 14/03/2011 1805 VOG ITA Voghera
335.0 14/03/2011 2220 BER SUI Bern / Belp
339.0 14/03/2011 2222 NE FRA Nancy / Essey
344.0 15/03/2011 0710 TR FRA Villefranche / Tarare
346.0 14/03/2011 1910 CH FRA Chambery / Aix les Bains
348.0 15/03/2011 1815 CL FRA Cahors / Lalbenque
350.0 15/03/2011 1812 BLA ITA Biella / Cerrione
362.0 15/03/2011 1758 BZO ITA Bolzano
364.0 15/03/2011 1759 MAL ITA Milano / Malpensa
367.0 15/03/2011 1759 CF FRA Clermont-Ferrand / Aulnat
371.0 15/03/2011 1745 LEV ITA Cuneo / Levaldigi
372.0 15/03/2011 1802 PY FRA Le Puy / Loudes
375.0 15/03/2011 0709 GLA SUI Gland for Geneva / Cointrin
376.5 15/03/2011 0407 ORI ITA Bergamo / Orio al Serio
379.0 15/03/2011 1804 EB FRA St Etienne / Boutheon
380.0 15/03/2011 0405 VNV ESP Villanueva
384.0 15/03/2011 0708 AT FRA Annecy / Meythet
388.0 15/03/2011 0708 BR FRA Lyon / Bron
391.0 15/03/2011 0707 CC FRA Chalon / Champforgueil
397.0 15/03/2011 0707 EG FRA Grenoble / St Geoirs
400.5 15/03/2011 1752 COD ITA Codogno
403.0 15/03/2011 0400 VZ FRA Vichy / Charmeil
403.0 15/03/2011 1752 LPS SUI Les Eplatures
404.0 15/03/2011 0357 LRD ESP Lerida
413.0 14/03/2011 1855 KTI AUT Innasbruck / Kuhtai
413.0 14/03/2011 1912 BOA ITA Bologna
419.0 14/03/2011 1911 EMT FRA Epinal / Mirecourt
420.0 14/03/2011 1856 INN AUT Innsbruck
423.0 15/03/2011 1857 FOR ITA Forli
427.0 14/03/2011 1857 AUB FRA Aubenas / Val Lanas
428.0 14/03/2011 1910 CTX FRA Chateauroux / Deols
430.0 14/03/2011 1812 SN FRA St Yan
434.0 14/03/2011 2239 MV FRA Melun / Villaroche
438.0 14/03/2011 2237 KO HRV Rijeka / Krk / Kozala
440.0 14/03/2011 1745 PIA ITA Piacenza
444.0 14/03/2011 2235 NRD POL Inowroclaw
448.0 14/03/2011 2234 HLV CZE Holesov
452.0 15/03/2011 0343 ANS DEU Ansbach
480.0 15/03/2011 1846 VIB ITA Viterbo
488.0 14/03/2011 2229 ILM DEU Illesheim
492.0 14/03/2011 2230 TBV CZE Moravska Trebova
525.0 14/03/2011 2227 WRW POL Wroclaw / Strachowice

I hope the layout will be OK (copy/past from Excel). If it's not, tell
me how to show a proper log here (I suppose this is plain text format
?)

Regards,
Patrick, south-east France


Gary DeBock
 

Hello Patrick,

Congratulations on your first day of Ultralight NDB-DXing in France,
and in receiving 9 DXCC countries. If you are a collector of
"wallpaper," you have already qualified for ther new ULR Longwave "5
Countries Heard" Award Certificate (and almost qualified for the 10
Countries Heard Award Certificate, which would be the first one issued
anywhere in the world).

Your modified PL-380 model is identical to the ones used by Rob Ross,
Kevin Schanilec and myself, and we have all discovered that our best
NDB-DXing results are obtained outside the house, away from electrical
noise. Kevin and I live in a relatively warm area compared to Rob, who
needed to face freezing cold to log his first 100 NDB's in London,
Ontario, Canada (and is now recovering on a tropical cruise ship :-)

Good luck in tracking down more Ultralight NDB's!

73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)

-----Original Message-----
From: Patrick <aunumero73@...>
To: ultralightdx <ultralightdx@...>
Sent: Tue, Mar 15, 2011 1:43 pm
Subject: [ultralightdx] Very 1st ULR-NDB log from France !

 
Hi all,
Yesterday I received my long-awaited 7.5" LW loopstick PL-380 from Gary
:-)
I was happy and excited like a little child opening his Christmas
present...

Gary did a great job, as usual, the radio  works wonderfully. I
briefly checked daytime reception in the afternoon, about 1 km from
home to avoid local interferences, but at this period of the year one
can not expect distant catches from here under daylight conditions.
I'm living 300m only from a 400,000V electrical power line...  You
guess what I mean :-( Terrible noise on several bands., especially on
HF. On LF, the disturbance is there, but not too strong. Nulling out
the QRM with the loopstick helps a lot in some cases.

Well, I started logging the first NDBs ysterday evening, from home,
indoors.
I had a second listening session a couple of hours ago but I had to
stop because of heavy static crashes.

Considering the indoors location and the very short listening period
(a single day), results are pretty fine : 52 NDBs heard from 9 DXCC
countries
(Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Spain, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland,
Croatia and France of course).

kHz Date UTC ID Ctry Location
----------------------------------------------------------
289.0 14/03/2011 2145 HR FRA Hericourt
291.0 14/03/2011 1805 WS FRA Grenoble / St Geoirs
299.0 15/03/2011 1804 EB FRA St Etienne / Boutheon
302.0 14/03/2011 2200 ROM FRA Rodez / Marcillac
303.0 14/03/2011 2201 RTT AUT Innsbruck / Rattenberg
306.0 14/03/2011 2209 PAR ITA Parma
316.0 14/03/2011 2203 TNJ HRV Tounj
318.0 14/03/2011 1735 GEN ITA Genoa / Sestri
320.0 14/03/2011 2207 VE FRA Valence / Chabeuil
327.0 14/03/2011 2217 LNZ AUT Linz
333.5 14/03/2011 1805 VOG ITA Voghera
335.0 14/03/2011 2220 BER SUI Bern / Belp
339.0 14/03/2011 2222 NE FRA Nancy / Essey
344.0 15/03/2011 0710 TR FRA Villefranche / Tarare
346.0 14/03/2011 1910 CH FRA Chambery / Aix les Bains
348.0 15/03/2011 1815 CL FRA Cahors / Lalbenque
350.0 15/03/2011 1812 BLA ITA Biella / Cerrione
362.0 15/03/2011 1758 BZO ITA Bolzano
364.0 15/03/2011 1759 MAL ITA Milano / Malpensa
367.0 15/03/2011 1759 CF FRA Clermont-Ferrand / Aulnat
371.0 15/03/2011 1745 LEV ITA Cuneo / Levaldigi
372.0 15/03/2011 1802 PY FRA Le Puy / Loudes
375.0 15/03/2011 0709 GLA SUI Gland for Geneva / Cointrin
376.5 15/03/2011 0407 ORI ITA Bergamo / Orio al Serio
379.0 15/03/2011 1804 EB FRA St Etienne / Boutheon
380.0 15/03/2011 0405 VNV ESP Villanueva
384.0 15/03/2011 0708 AT FRA Annecy / Meythet
388.0 15/03/2011 0708 BR FRA Lyon / Bron
391.0 15/03/2011 0707 CC FRA Chalon / Champforgueil
397.0 15/03/2011 0707 EG FRA Grenoble / St Geoirs
400.5 15/03/2011 1752 COD ITA Codogno
403.0 15/03/2011 0400 VZ FRA Vichy / Charmeil
403.0 15/03/2011 1752 LPS SUI Les Eplatures
404.0 15/03/2011 0357 LRD ESP Lerida
413.0 14/03/2011 1855 KTI AUT Innasbruck / Kuhtai
413.0 14/03/2011 1912 BOA ITA Bologna
419.0 14/03/2011 1911 EMT FRA Epinal / Mirecourt
420.0 14/03/2011 1856 INN AUT Innsbruck
423.0 15/03/2011 1857 FOR ITA Forli
427.0 14/03/2011 1857 AUB FRA Aubenas / Val Lanas
428.0 14/03/2011 1910 CTX FRA Chateauroux / Deols
430.0 14/03/2011 1812 SN FRA St Yan
434.0 14/03/2011 2239 MV FRA Melun / Villaroche
438.0 14/03/2011 2237 KO HRV Rijeka / Krk / Kozala
440.0 14/03/2011 1745 PIA ITA Piacenza
444.0 14/03/2011 2235 NRD POL Inowroclaw
448.0 14/03/2011 2234 HLV CZE Holesov
452.0 15/03/2011 0343 ANS DEU Ansbach
480.0 15/03/2011 1846 VIB ITA Viterbo
488.0 14/03/2011 2229 ILM DEU Illesheim
492.0 14/03/2011 2230 TBV CZE Moravska Trebova
525.0 14/03/2011 2227 WRW POL Wroclaw / Strachowice

I hope the layout will be OK (copy/past from Excel). If it's not, tell
me how to show a proper log here (I suppose this is plain text format
?)

Regards,
Patrick, south-east France