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MW Loggings / Re: Going Long
« on: July 27, 2021, 2305 UTC »
Give WWL AM 870 New Orleans a try, you may have to block the Maine station.
If you don't hear New Orleans, maybe you will catch Radio Reloj, listen for the
RR in Morse every minute.  Tough during the Summer but if you want a challenge...

MW Loggings / Re: Can't wait for AM DX SEason!
« on: July 27, 2021, 2256 UTC »
Nice DX.

Over the Pole to Europe or Trans Pac, nice...
on a portable...  8)

MW Loggings / Re: WFED : Tubey Or Not Tubey
« on: July 25, 2021, 0100 UTC »
Drake format - haven't heard that term in a while.   

More music...  minimum chit-chat, tight production, timed to a fraction of a second...
all this in an era when the DJ had to cue up the records manually on a turntable

Been noticing the huge red sunrises here in MI the past week or so.

MW Loggings / Re: WFED : Tubey Or Not Tubey
« on: July 24, 2021, 0920 UTC »
Ah yes, the nostalgic aroma of tubes. I got a good dose, love it.

(To twist up the quote from Apocalypse Now) "I love the smell of tubes in the morning, it smells like Dx".


Charlie don't DX

MW Loggings / Re: WFED : Tubey Or Not Tubey
« on: July 21, 2021, 2252 UTC »

Would love to have heard CKLW "The Big 8" back in its Drake formatted glory days playing on that radio. 

MW Loggings / Re: WFED : Tubey Or Not Tubey
« on: July 21, 2021, 1946 UTC »

I really enjoy the nostalgia of seeing and using tubes - NICE orange glow !


The smell, don't forget the smell...  the musty old cotton covered insulation and wooden cabinet, the dust burning off the hot tubes...
an aroma like none other... enjoy along with the orange glow of the filaments, the purple haze of the voltage regulator, the green glow of the
cat-eye tuning, the amber hue of the dial light, ah yes along with the superb analog audio...

MW Loggings / Re: WFED : Tubey Or Not Tubey
« on: July 21, 2021, 1935 UTC »

Oh yes, while in an antique store in Martinez, California recently - I spotted an old radio artifact I had never seen for sale before.  Sheets of radio call letters which would fit in antique radios for one button tuning.  Literally hundreds of "C", "K", and "W" stations (no duplicates) on several dozen sheets.  It looked like the only missing call letters were for 1 or 2 radios.

Many, many years ago had a couple of 30's vintage Crosley AM/SW sets that had a slide rule dial with mechanical pushbutton tuning (like an old car radio).
The pushbuttons were labelled with call letters... WLW (of course), WCCO, and others which are forgotten, just like whatever happened to the radios.


See if you can ID the second signal.  If you can determine its frequency it may be possible to calculate which combination of mixing
products are causing what you are hearing.  Sometimes it becomes obvious what signals are causing the mixing, however, most
often you will drive yourself crazy trying to figure it out. 

What you are experiencing is not unusual especially on a portable.  They typically have a lot of sensitivity and not much in the selectivity
department... an open invitation for spurious responses.

Good idea on trying the Kenwood.  Its dynamic range specs look so-so but gotta be better than the portable.

Tell them to jam RHC.

Weather / Re: rain
« on: July 16, 2021, 2150 UTC »
All day rain here today in southern MI... got 1" in the official backyard rain gauge.
Can't remember a wetter July... cool too, haven't seen 90 yet this month.
The politicians are racing to the nearest microphone to blame the flooding on
global warming... errr, climate change... errr, maybe they just haven't been
maintaining all the pumps and drains.

MW Loggings / Re: Not hearing Hudson Valley TIS lately 1710kHz.
« on: July 16, 2021, 2140 UTC »
It was nice to log the DX at first... then it became a pest.

MW Loggings / Re: KFI (Los Angeles) 640 am 0328 utc 5 Jul 2021
« on: July 15, 2021, 0019 UTC »

 I've heard Radio Rebelde several times behind KFI on 640 kHz from up here near Seattle.

Nice catch from Seattle. 

My guess is that what you heard was a mixing product of a strong AM band station signal (possibly nearby).
450kc is very close to the 455 kc IF typically used in receivers.

Weather / Re: rain
« on: July 09, 2021, 0125 UTC »
Lots more rain this week.  Numerous pop-up t-storms along a nearly stationary frontal boundary.
Some have been real soakers... amazing that the sky can hold so much water.
Many of the small lakes and ponds that were low due to the rather dry Spring are now back to nearly full.
Fortunately no violent WX at this QTH although some nearby areas have flooding or power outages.
The lights have blinked a number of times due to the lightning or wind but the antenna farm has survived untouched.

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