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�tf-8?q?YAHOOOOOO…NEW STATE # 48 on AM-B �tf-8?q?CB This morning!!  View Printable Version 
Thursday, January 18 2018

IRCA
Rob,


Congratulations on receiving Oregon as State #48!


Oregon is a phenomenal state-- full of plunging ocean cliffs, great DU propagation AND no sales tax! If you can ever make it out this way I'll be happy to book you a summer vacation in Manzanita-- the awesome home base for "Cliffhanger DXers" every August. With you on our team, we couldn't lose against the "sleeping squatters!"


Gary

> On January 18, 2018 at 9:02 AM Robert Ross wrote:
>
>
> Hi Guys:
>
> I checked my 0700 EST Recording today and it was Dead as a Doorknob!!! So I thought I'll check the 0800 Recording to see if things got any better!!
>
> YUPâit didâ..Just bagged NEW STATE # 48 OREGON! That just leaves IDAHO, ALASKA, and HAWAIIââso realistically â..IDAHO is my only hope to add any more States from here in London, ONTARIO!
>
> RECEIVER isââââ ELAD FDM-S2 SDR
>
> ANTENNA isââââWELLBROOK ALA-1530LNP Imperium Loop
>
> AM BCB TOTALS are nowââââââ.. 2,102 Stations Heard
>
>
>
> 73ââROB VA3SW
>
> Robert S. Ross
> London, Ontario CANADA
>
> ***************************************************************************************************
> 720 KFIR Sweet Home, OREGON Jan/18/18 0800 EST EE FAIR
> Heard Under WGN but quite readable! Male DJ with ID @ 0800 as "News talk One - The Voice
> of the Valley - 720 AM KFIR". Into News read by Male DJ @ 0800-0802.
>
> NEW STATE # 48 on AM BCB (Only took 42 Years to hear Oregon!!)
> Just leaves me with IDAHO, ALASKA and HAWAII to complete All States +DC
>
> NEW STN 10 kW/146 Watts
> ROSS, ON.
> ***************************************************************************************************
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�indows-1252?q?YAHOOOOOO…NEW STATE # 48 on AM-BCB T �indows-1252?q?his morning!!  View Printable Version 
Thursday, January 18 2018

IRCA
There were also lots of frequency checks where stations would monthly on a regular schedule broadcast a test for a frequency monitoring station to measure their frequency - all transmitters being crystal controlled at that time.


Russ Edmunds

WB2BJH

Blue Bell, PA

Grid FN20id

 

�indows-1252?q?YAHOOOOOO…NEW STATE # 48 on AM-BCB T �indows-1252?q?his morning!!  View Printable Version 
Thursday, January 18 2018

IRCA
My shack here for the first 20 years was 2 HQ 150's and tuned loops also in the basement. I determined that as long as I wasn't going past about 1400 miles, the arrival angle was workable.


At 1565 miles, I couldn't get a peep from KOA-850 down there, even when it was fully readable on the car radio in the garage at grade level !


>From NJ, I also was able to take 1580 to CA twice in the early 1970's - KDAY in 1973 and KWIP in 1976. Those were the days !


Russ Edmunds

WB2BJH

Blue Bell, PA

Grid FN20id

 

�tf-8?q?YAHOOOOOO…NEW STATE # 48 on AM-BCB Th �tf-8?q?is morning!!  View Printable Version 
Thursday, January 18 2018

IRCA
OK, you started it. Here goes â I remember the time my dad brought home a Nems-Clark field strength meter from WILS where he was CE and we stood in the basement, tuned to 640, nulled the Cuban on-freq and got KFI! Probably 9 or 10pm EST from Lansing, MI. Iâll bet they never got a DX report with a field strength measurement before! ;-) As I recall it was a 200-300 microvolts/meter.

That QSL was my ONLY DX stamp! Nice letter from the CE too.

I was about 13 years old and hopelessly hooked!

âThose were the days!â

Did someone already say that?

â

> On Jan 18, 2018, at 4:30 PM, Russ Edmunds <wb2bjh@bcdx.us> wrote:
>
> My shack here for the first 20 years was 2 HQ 150's and tuned loops also in the basement. I determined that as long as I wasn't going past about 1400 miles, the arrival angle was workable.
>
>
> At 1565 miles, I couldn't get a peep from KOA-850 down there, even when it was fully readable on the car radio in the garage at grade level !
>
>
> From NJ, I also was able to take 1580 to CA twice in the early 1970's - KDAY in 1973 and KWIP in 1976. Those were the days !
>
>
> Russ Edmunds
>
> WB2BJH
>
> Blue Bell, PA
>
> Grid FN20id
>
> ________________________________
> From: IRCA <irca-bounces@hard-core-dx.com> on behalf of Bill Whitacre <bw@his.com>
> Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2018 4:20:22 PM
> To: Mailing list for the International Radio Club of America
> Subject: Re: [IRCA] YAHOOOOOOâNEW STATE # 48 on AM-BCB This morning!!
>
> I did MMs and the âCPC trailâ for a few years back in the early/mid-70âs from Lansing, MI with a Worcester loop in the BASEMENT on a Hallicrafters SX-96 with a digital frequency display I made.
>
> Man, that was fun! I had no idea until I came back to the hobby in 2009 how much âfunâ it was!
>
> Oh and sunset was a riot! I used to sit on 1580 after our âlocalâ WRBJ in St. Johns, MI signed off and get a new station every 15 minutes many nights! One night I got all the way to Ceres, CA!
>
> Enough time travel. Back to figuring out when I can retire! ;-)
>
> Yay for âold guysâ and âold days!'
>
> â
>
>> On Jan 18, 2018, at 3:54 PM, Neil Kazaross <neilkaz58@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> MM's were fun, but I was too young to get into the heyday! I do recall from
>> Narragansett RI in the late 70's in July when almost the entire country was
>> in a heat wave. I'd spent much of the MM DXing on my phased Bevs aimed SSW
>> but before going to bed, I switched over to the Sanserino Loop. WBAL 1090
>> was off and their was no Ontario stn then. Hmm...NBC nx and a wx report for
>> high's in the 70's aimed WNW from me. This had to be Montana and a phone
>> call the next day confirmed that it was.
>>
>> 73 KAZ
>>
>> On Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 2:31 PM, Russ Edmunds <wb2bjh@bcdx.us> wrote:
>>
>>> You don't always realize until much later how good conditions were in the
>>> past.
>>>
>>>
>>> In addition to AK, I also logged OR ( KYMN-1520 on a DX Test ) MT (3), ND
>>> ( 2) WA ( 1 ), NM ( 1 ), and ID ( KBOI on both 950 and 670 ), all from
>>> Syracuse, and all with fairly marginal equipment and antenna. I did have
>>> elevation though.
>>>
>>>
>>> But that was also back in the days of not a lot of NSP'ers and lots of MM
>>> SP's ( 1964-67 ).
>>>
>>>
>>> Russ Edmunds
>>>
>>> WB2BJH
>>>
>>> Blue Bell, PA
>>>
>>> Grid FN20id
>>>
>>> ________________________________
>>> From: IRCA <irca-bounces@hard-core-dx.com> on behalf of Robert Ross <
>>> va3sw@rogers.com>
>>> Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2018 3:18:41 PM
>>> To: Mailing list for the International Radio Club of America
>>> Subject: Re: [IRCA] YAHOOOOOOâNEW STATE # 48 on AM-BCB This morning!!
>>>
>>>
>>> On 2018-01-18, at 2:41 PM, Neil Kazaross wrote:
>>>
>>>> Robb KBOI via sunset skip thru WSCR would be a good shot. Best up coming
>>>> time would be early Feb. I wouldn't hold my breath for KGEM as the cx to
>>>> bring that in via SSS also probably have Alberta QRM. KGEM has been heard
>>>> here only a couple of times. 73 KAZ 55 km NW of Chicago
>>>
>>>
>>> Thanks for the tips KazââI'm gonna keep trying, right place and right time
>>> should bring it inââ.
>>>
>>> 73âROB VA3SW
>>>
>>> Robert S. Ross
>>> London, Ontario CANADA
>>>
>>>
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�tf-8?q?YAHOOOOOO…NEW STATE # 48 on AM-BCB Th �tf-8?q?is morning!!  View Printable Version 
Thursday, January 18 2018

IRCA
I did MMs and the âCPC trailâ for a few years back in the early/mid-70âs from Lansing, MI with a Worcester loop in the BASEMENT on a Hallicrafters SX-96 with a digital frequency display I made.

Man, that was fun! I had no idea until I came back to the hobby in 2009 how much âfunâ it was!

Oh and sunset was a riot! I used to sit on 1580 after our âlocalâ WRBJ in St. Johns, MI signed off and get a new station every 15 minutes many nights! One night I got all the way to Ceres, CA!

Enough time travel. Back to figuring out when I can retire! ;-)

Yay for âold guysâ and âold days!'

â

> On Jan 18, 2018, at 3:54 PM, Neil Kazaross <neilkaz58@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> MM's were fun, but I was too young to get into the heyday! I do recall from
> Narragansett RI in the late 70's in July when almost the entire country was
> in a heat wave. I'd spent much of the MM DXing on my phased Bevs aimed SSW
> but before going to bed, I switched over to the Sanserino Loop. WBAL 1090
> was off and their was no Ontario stn then. Hmm...NBC nx and a wx report for
> high's in the 70's aimed WNW from me. This had to be Montana and a phone
> call the next day confirmed that it was.
>
> 73 KAZ
>
> On Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 2:31 PM, Russ Edmunds <wb2bjh@bcdx.us> wrote:
>
>> You don't always realize until much later how good conditions were in the
>> past.
>>
>>
>> In addition to AK, I also logged OR ( KYMN-1520 on a DX Test ) MT (3), ND
>> ( 2) WA ( 1 ), NM ( 1 ), and ID ( KBOI on both 950 and 670 ), all from
>> Syracuse, and all with fairly marginal equipment and antenna. I did have
>> elevation though.
>>
>>
>> But that was also back in the days of not a lot of NSP'ers and lots of MM
>> SP's ( 1964-67 ).
>>
>>
>> Russ Edmunds
>>
>> WB2BJH
>>
>> Blue Bell, PA
>>
>> Grid FN20id
>>
>> ________________________________
>> From: IRCA <irca-bounces@hard-core-dx.com> on behalf of Robert Ross <
>> va3sw@rogers.com>
>> Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2018 3:18:41 PM
>> To: Mailing list for the International Radio Club of America
>> Subject: Re: [IRCA] YAHOOOOOOâNEW STATE # 48 on AM-BCB This morning!!
>>
>>
>> On 2018-01-18, at 2:41 PM, Neil Kazaross wrote:
>>
>>> Robb KBOI via sunset skip thru WSCR would be a good shot. Best up coming
>>> time would be early Feb. I wouldn't hold my breath for KGEM as the cx to
>>> bring that in via SSS also probably have Alberta QRM. KGEM has been heard
>>> here only a couple of times. 73 KAZ 55 km NW of Chicago
>>
>>
>> Thanks for the tips KazââI'm gonna keep trying, right place and right time
>> should bring it inââ.
>>
>> 73âROB VA3SW
>>
>> Robert S. Ross
>> London, Ontario CANADA
>>
>>
>> _______________________________________________
>> IRCA mailing list
>> IRCA@hard-core-dx.com
>> http://montreal.kotalampi.com/mailman/listinfo/irca
>>
>> Opinions expressed in messages on this mailing list are those of the
>> original contributors and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the
>> IRCA, its editors, publishing staff, or officers
>>
>> For more information: http://www.ircaonline.org
>>
>> To Post a message: irca@hard-core-dx.com
>>
>> _______________________________________________
>> IRCA mailing list
>> IRCA@hard-core-dx.com
>> http://montreal.kotalampi.com/mailman/listinfo/irca
>>
>> Opinions expressed in messages on this mailing list are those of the
>> original contributors and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the
>> IRCA, its editors, publishing staff, or officers
>>
>> For more information: http://www.ircaonline.org
>>
>> To Post a message: irca@hard-core-dx.com
>>
>>
> _______________________________________________
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>
> Opinions expressed in messages on this mailing list are those of the original contributors and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the IRCA, its editors, publishing staff, or officers
>
> For more information: http://www.ircaonline.org
>
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>

 

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