Saturday night / Sunday morning Ultralight logs


Gary DeBock
 

Hi Mark,
 
     Congratulations on your loggings of Spain-1359 and Ceuta-1584 on your stock SRF-39FP ultralight.  I'm sure that it was challenging, trying to dodge the domestic QRM.  That's probably why stock ultralight TA and TP loggings are pretty rare (unless you live in Newfoundland)...the ferrite bar cardoid pattern is part of the big challenge.
 
     For a new experience, you might wish to try inductive coupling of your SRF-39FP to the northeast SuperLoop.  While not as challenging as trying for TA's with a stock unit, it still would prove challenging to log multiple TA's with only the AM mode and no narrow filters.  Here on the west coast, Dennis Vroom set the current Ultralight distance record by inductively coupling his SRF-39FP to his NW EWE antenna, and logging VOA-Thailand on 1575.  John Bryant also plans to connect his "Nationel SRF-39FP" to his effective external antennas, when he returns to the west coast next month.  Stock TP and TA reception is certainly thrilling, but there are many other ways to chase DX (and have lots of fun) with these radios.
 
                                                                         73,  Gary
 
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MarkWA1ION
 

Noted around local midnight (EDT) / 0400 UTC on SRF-39FP:

1359 Spain - fairly loud, about equal to 1360 WDRC/WNJC.

1584 Ceuta - audio popping up once in a while if I nulled 1580 CKDO.

Unfortunately on 1530 it was all WCKY on the Sony even though at 0419
UTC on my Drake R8A / northeast SuperLoop combo, the Vatican's chime
interval signal was clearly dominating 1530. This points out one of
the great failings of ferrite rod antennas here in the northeastern
US: a bidirectional pick-up pattern when clearly a cardioid (nulling
west or southwest) is to be preferred.

Mark Connelly, WA1ION - Billerica, MA, USA


Dennis Gibson <wb6tnb@...>
 

Barefoot? Radio aligned or stock?

73

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "MarkWA1ION" <MarkWA1ION@...> wrote:

Noted around local midnight (EDT) / 0400 UTC on SRF-39FP:

1359 Spain - fairly loud, about equal to 1360 WDRC/WNJC.

1584 Ceuta - audio popping up once in a while if I nulled 1580 CKDO.


MarkWA1ION
 

Barefoot. Aligned by our esteemed Ultralight guru Gary DeBock.

Mark Connelly, WA1ION

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "Dennis Gibson" <wb6tnb@...>
wrote:

Barefoot? Radio aligned or stock?

73

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "MarkWA1ION" <MarkWA1ION@>
wrote:

Noted around local midnight (EDT) / 0400 UTC on SRF-39FP:

1359 Spain - fairly loud, about equal to 1360 WDRC/WNJC.

1584 Ceuta - audio popping up once in a while if I nulled 1580
CKDO.