My furthest ultralight DX


Mark <metagenetics@...>
 

Hello all,

A short clip of my longest UL DX to date. 

Receiving: 9620kHz - All India radio, Bengaluru 
My location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Distance: 5100 miles

Radiwow R-108, 3m wire - daylight hours.

Very pleased with this today. 


keith beesley
 

Very nice, Mark. Congratulations!

Keith Beesley
Seattle USA

On Wednesday, March 23, 2022, 10:54:13 AM PDT, Mark via groups.io <metagenetics@...> wrote:



A short video clip of my best UL catch to date. All India radio on 9620, from my location in Edinburgh, Scotland. A little over 5100 miles.

Radiwow R-108 and a 3m wire.

Very pleased with this and in daylight hours here.


Issac Quincey
 

Well done and a great method to share it.

What are some other distances people have logged? Do we keep any records of this?

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On Thursday, March 24th, 2022 at 5:02 AM, keith beesley via groups.io <keith1226@...> wrote:

Very nice, Mark. Congratulations!

Keith Beesley
Seattle USA

On Wednesday, March 23, 2022, 10:54:13 AM PDT, Mark via groups.io <metagenetics@...> wrote:



A short video clip of my best UL catch to date. All India radio on 9620, from my location in Edinburgh, Scotland. A little over 5100 miles.

Radiwow R-108 and a 3m wire.

Very pleased with this and in daylight hours here.


Peter 1956
 

Hello Isaac,
My best ultralight distance is 12380km, ZNS-1 Bahamas. Eton Elite Traveler barefoot.
https://youtu.be/CRArkkAjhnk

Peter
Botswana


Jock Elliott
 

Peter,

Barefoot, eh? Why, that's only 7692.575 miles . . . barefoot. Holy smokes (and I'm happy when I can get Cincinnati, Ohio, from New York State). It couldn't possibly be patience, skill, persistence, and knowledge of propagation . . .  must be the fresh batteries.

Seriously, OM, well done!

Cheers, Jock


Peter 1956
 

Jock,
Thanks, I think!
How many Assyrian Cubits is that?

Peter
 
 


Andre
 

I'm new here, hi everyone. This is my first post.

My furthest was just a few days ago, Adventist World Radio in Indonesian from Agat, Guam, 15500 kHz, during the day, around 13:00. I am in Johannesburg, South Africa, so that's more than 13000km, about 8000 miles.

I compared three different radios, the Eton Elite Traveler, Retekess V115 and Tecsun R808, you can't go more ultralight than that little Tecsun! All three barefoot. The little Tecsun really surprised me.

You can listen and see here:
https://youtu.be/88BpHqWryi8

I think conditions for long-distance listening are good now, all three my little receivers are very busy every day! 

Andre 


keith beesley
 

Nice catch, Andre, and welcome to the group. I think there is higher than normal sunspot activity going on right now. 

Keith Beesley
Seattle WA USA

On Tuesday, April 26, 2022, 06:24:34 PM PDT, Andre <strydenburg@...> wrote:


I'm new here, hi everyone. This is my first post.

My furthest was just a few days ago, Adventist World Radio in Indonesian from Agat, Guam, 15500 kHz, during the day, around 13:00. I am in Johannesburg, South Africa, so that's more than 13000km, about 8000 miles.

I compared three different radios, the Eton Elite Traveler, Retekess V115 and Tecsun R808, you can't go more ultralight than that little Tecsun! All three barefoot. The little Tecsun really surprised me.

You can listen and see here:
https://youtu.be/88BpHqWryi8

I think conditions for long-distance listening are good now, all three my little receivers are very busy every day! 

Andre 


Paul Blundell
 

Well done and welcome to the group.

Paul


Andre
 

Thank you Paul and Keith for the welcome! I am very happy to have found this group, it's great to read the messages here as I am returning to my SWL hobby from many decades ago.

Regards, 

Andre 


Andre
 

Hi everyone,

I'd like to share another long-distance reception report, not as far as my previous one, but still 11 000 km (just over 6 800 miles). It is Radio Pilipinas, from Tinang, in Tagalog, 15190 kHz in the 19m band. I seem to be getting really good reception in the 19m band right now, daytime and night time. This one was at night, 20:00 CAT, 18:00 UTC. Again a comparison between my three sets, the Retekess V115, Tecsun R808 and Eton Elite Traveler. All three performed very well, all three barefoot, but the Eton was just exceptional, at times as clear as FM. Here is the link to listen: https://youtu.be/n0pUOS-OGlA

As an aside, I am waiting with bated breath for my XHDATA D-808, have seen so many good reviews of that one. Ordered directly from China, it has been in transit from the airport in Johannesburg to my house (50km away) for two months now, that's kind of normal here in South Africa. Hopefully soon!

All the best!

Andre


Andre
 

Apologies, the link: https://youtu.be/n0pUOS-OGlA


GrowUpDaveyBoy
 

Your achievement sounds very impressive.  Congratulations!   I'm literally just days into this group, and this hobby.   What does "barefoot" mean?   Thanks,
GrowUpDaveyBoy


Issac Quincey
 

Barefoot means using an ultralight radio without any external MW aerial, such as a loop.

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On Thursday, June 23rd, 2022 at 5:52 PM, GrowUpDaveyBoy <davidbeal2243@...> wrote:

Your achievement sounds very impressive.  Congratulations!   I'm literally just days into this group, and this hobby.   What does "barefoot" mean?   Thanks,
GrowUpDaveyBoy


GrowUpDaveyBoy
 

Thanks for answering.


On Thu, Jun 23, 2022 at 3:23 AM Issac Quincey via groups.io <IssacQuincey=protonmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Barefoot means using an ultralight radio without any external MW aerial, such as a loop.

Sent with Proton Mail secure email.

------- Original Message -------
On Thursday, June 23rd, 2022 at 5:52 PM, GrowUpDaveyBoy <davidbeal2243@...> wrote:

Your achievement sounds very impressive.  Congratulations!   I'm literally just days into this group, and this hobby.   What does "barefoot" mean?   Thanks,
GrowUpDaveyBoy


Andre
 

Apologies for not replying earlier, welcome to the wonderful world of shortwave listening! Which radio are you using? As you can see from my post above, it is possible to receive far-away signals on very simple and inexpensive radios!


Paul S. in CT
 

Thanks for digging this up...

Mine is R. Australia from CT USA. Back in the mid-2000's I caught numerous times their broadcast in N. Hemisphere winter early in the morning like 4AM-6AM. For this I used a Tecsun R911 and the lamp was lit bright. Seems that R. Oz was pointing their 100kW at just the right direction (azimuth) of 70 degrees on 9570 kHz. The distance by Great-Circle mapping is 16,676 km (10,350 mi.).

Before their demise, I also caught this on a PL-310 and 210 model.

Regards
Paul S. in Ct FN31nl


Eduard
 

Radio Carraviz, Peru (received near Moscow, Degen-1103, built-in whip antenna), MW 1570 kHz, 1,5 kW, 12600 km.
73, Eduard.

вторник, 5 июля 2022 г., 14:05:52 GMT+3, Paul S. in CT <dxrx@...> написал(-а):


Thanks for digging this up...

Mine is R. Australia from CT USA. Back in the mid-2000's I caught numerous times their broadcast in N. Hemisphere winter early in the morning like 4AM-6AM. For this I used a Tecsun R911 and the lamp was lit bright. Seems that R. Oz was pointing their 100kW at just the right direction (azimuth) of 70 degrees on 9570 kHz. The distance by Great-Circle mapping is 16,676 km (10,350 mi.).

Before their demise, I also caught this on a PL-310 and 210 model.

Regards
Paul S. in Ct FN31nl