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Utility / Re: Rus / Ukr . mil ?
« on: February 22, 2022, 2355 UTC »


Utility / Re: KORSAR RU Air traffic CTR 6685 USB 1339 UTC 21 Feb 2022
« on: February 22, 2022, 1155 UTC »
Hi Kris,

Great info. Thanks.


Utility / Re: RU Air Mil 4830 L/USB 1639 UTC 21 Feb 2021
« on: February 22, 2022, 1154 UTC »
Hey Kris,

Great catch. Thank you for posting it.


Utility / Re: RU Mil 6940 USB 0924 UTC 21 Feb 2022
« on: February 21, 2022, 1050 UTC »
Hey Kris,

GREAT recording, much appreciated.


General Radio Discussion / Re: Favorite SWBC Interval Signal?
« on: January 09, 2022, 1411 UTC »
Hey Erik,

I heard the Poacher back in the stone  age. The calliope  music kind of  reminded me of a   circus that would have  evil clowns .

Headphones  off , head under pillow  :) .


MW Loggings / Re: KXEL 1540 AM 0250 UTC 6 Jan 2022
« on: January 09, 2022, 1313 UTC »
Hey Erik,

Nice catch.

I had a pair of Iowa stations I wanted to log this winter : KXEL and KCJJ.

I copied KCJJ "good"  ("at times") last night :).

KXEL may be more problematic here. I am working on a new home brew  loop that (in initial mock up tests) seems to have a fair amount more kick than the Select-A-Tenna.I may wait for it to be  fully ready before I go   for KXEL (outside, in the RF quiet dog park). 'XEL may need all the help it can get.

We   ("probably") still have around 2 months  (or more) before increasing  daylight  begins to  very gradually  shift the band toward Spring conditions . Hopefully the Solar cycle will also pep  up a bit more before Spring as well .

"One down , one to go ".


MW Loggings / Re: WHAS 840 AM 0440 UTC Jan 2 2022
« on: January 08, 2022, 1242 UTC »
Hey All,

'HAS can be copied here on Select-A -Tenna  , ("at times"), despite MONSTER local WEEI on 850. Not easy, but not rare either.


MW Loggings / Re: CFZM 740 AM 0327 UTC 6 Jan 2022
« on: January 08, 2022, 1239 UTC »
Hey Erik,

Zoomer  can be  a tough catch with line  of  sight  local Co channel WJIB also on 740.

But IF the signal is good and everything is exactly (EXACTLY !) positioned  (radio AND  loop to within 1/8 " to 1/4 " !!), it can be copied here."At times".


MW Loggings / Re: Radio Progreso 640 AM 0714 UTC 6 Jan 2022
« on: January 08, 2022, 1234 UTC »
Hey Treehouse,

CMLA /R. Prgesresso is one of my favorite Dx targets here .It shows up  ( "at times") fair or better in my apt on Select- A Tenna. Usually weak though.

The competition here on 640  is regional WNNZ, but it's not a problem too  often .
Also a few months back I FINALLY heard 640  CBN Newfoundland- a station I've been  trying to copy for over 50 years !

I vacation each year  on Cuttyhunk Island in Buzzard's  Bay , MA . MANY Cubans easily copied there , even in Summer. CMLA bombs in all the time down there. All kind of other long dx as well.

640 is a GREAT frequency to Dx  , no matter where you are.

Most of my  "serious" Dxing is  done below 900 Kc .

FWIW , a new    larger  home brew bedside loop  is around 75% done. 4 gang ceramic  var cap, ball drive, etc.


Hey All,

Some years  back I tried for this one a couple of times. Never any luck.

I have visited the Fesseden site and got a few shards of the original tower insulators (FWIW).

I've always been fascinated  with Fesseden in general and the  Christmas / New Year's 1906 "broadcast" in particular.


General Radio Discussion / Re: Favorite SWBC Interval Signal?
« on: January 01, 2022, 1344 UTC »
Hey ETM,

To me nothing ever  beat  the Radio Japan interval (actually transmitted from Japan) sliding  down from  the North pole.

When I was a kid R. Japan was some of the longest and most exotic Dx I could get .

Even now on Youtube play back, it  still gives me a bit of  nostalgic chills.



Aluminum lets through  too much of the bad energy  used to read my thoughts.

I've gone over to a  pure copper  hard hat now  :) !

Equipment / Re: R-390a Users
« on: December 25, 2021, 1731 UTC »
Hey All,

I have SEEN 390's  a number of times at ham fleas, but have never operated one. SO COOL though ! Once upon a time , it was THE Military receiver.

The best I've ever done was the Icom  R-70 and R-71a (long gone,  along with the  big antenna). I found out that the '71a was used by USMC intel and other "pro" grade users ( diplomatic, etc) .

NICE stuff , but NOT hollow state.

 Despite "listed" spec, the '70 would still "respond" to very  long Dx static crashes down to around 10 Kc before diving off the  cliff. 24 Kc   NLK/ WA was no problem here in Boston.The '71 would go  totally deaf maybe 5 or 10 Kc higher than the 70. Above 40 or 100 Kc , both were GREAT rigs.

Anyone who has a operating 390 has quite a piece of history in their shack !


Other / Re: UNID broadcast 2280 kHz AM 02:27 UTC DEC 24 2021
« on: December 25, 2021, 1700 UTC »
Hey Randy ,

Wild guess -maybe a (skywave ?)1140 harmonic ? Perhaps try a  second receiver on  1140 to see if the audio lines up with 2280.

FWIW, our local 850 puts out a rather nasty spur on 1700 audible  for 4 or 5 miles  from the  transmitter  site  on local ground wave. Fortunately it dies out around 95% + when approaching my home , so no issue here.


MW Loggings / Re: WSM (BARELY) Under Digital Station
« on: December 17, 2021, 0351 UTC »
Hey Pinto,

It was great to hear SM during SRO's silent months around a year or so ago.

Hopefully  the digital format  will tank and and leave 650 clear to MA.


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