Dave Schmarder

Stations Heard: 89

Homemade radio contest entry

I was pretty slow this year. It seemed that everything was hitting me, hence not a lot of time for contesting. I used my Helenedyne radio this time around. It works well and I had nothing new built for the contest. The silk smooth tuning and regeneration controls are the fine points of this radio. I picked the low hanging fruit and didn't spend much time in the 1230 - 1490 rf ghetto. Hope to do better next year.

My 2009 RadioContest entry is my Helenedyne one tube radio. This is a regenerative receiver using plate detection. This has become one of my favorite dx sets as the regeneration control is very smooth.

Not shown is the antenna tuner section. I use this tuner with several of my projects. My antenna is a wire up about 6 meters and is 40 meters long.



Log

 Contest log for LW-MW Class
 Location: Beaver Dams, NY
	 
 Date     #   Time Station Freq.
7/25/09  001  0948  WSYR    570
         002  0950  WARM    590
         003  0952  WHEN    620
         004  0953  WEJL    630   
         005  0958  WINR    680
         006  1000  CFZM    740
         007  1002  WWLZ    820
         008  1003  WYLF    850
         009  1004  WHCU    870
         010  1005  WYBY    920
         011  1007  WATS    960
         012  1008  WLNL   1000
         013  1012  WSEN   1050
         014  1070  WKOK   1070
         015  1015  WSFW   1110
         016  1017  WBBR   1130
         017  1018  WPIE   1160
         018  1020  WHAM   1180
         019  1022  WENY   1230
         020  1023  WGVA   1240
         021  1024  WNSS   1260
         022  1030  WLBR   1270
         023  1032  WNBF   1290
         024  1033  WTZN   1310
         025  1034  WEBO   1330
         026  1035  WCBA   1350
         027  1707  WABH   1380
         028  1708  WFBL   1390
         029  1711  WELM   1410
         030  1715  WENE   1430
         031  1717  WENI   1450
         032  1718  WNYY   1470
         033  1719  WRCE   1490
         034  1725  WWSM   1510
         035  1726  WWKB   1520
07/27/09 036  1030  WITK   1550
         037  1031  WFLR   1570
         038  1032  WEHH   1600
         039  2200  CMEA    570
         040  2202  CFRA    580
         041  2206   WIP    610
         042  2207  WMAL    630
         043  2218  WWJZ    640
         044  2221   WSM    650
         045  2222  WFAN    660
         046  2231  CINF    690
         047  2232   WOR    710
         048  2234  CKAC    730
         050  2238  WABC    770
         051  2240  CKLW    800
07/28/09 052  2223  WHAS    840
         053  2224   WGY    810
         054  2226  CJBC    860
         055  2227  CMMB    860
         056  2230  CMNB    870
07/29/09 057  2227  WCBS    880
         058  2229  CHML    900
         059  2230  CINW    940
07/30/09 060  2108  WINS   1010
         061  2110  CFRB   1010
         062  2114   WBZ   1030
         063  2120  WEPN   1050
         064  2122   KYW   1060
         065  2127  WTIC   1080
         066  2128  WBAL   1090
         067  2129  WTAM   1100
         068  2130   WBT   1110
         069  2132  WPRX   1120
         070  2138  KMOX   1120
08/08/09 071  2241  WRVA   1140
         072  2244  WWVA   1170
         073  2245  WLIB   1190
         074  2246  WPHT   1210
         075  2248  WADO   1280
         076  2310  WJAS   1320
         077  2324  WNJC   1360
         078  2327  WNSW   1430
         079  2331  WTWP   1500
         080  2335  WCKY   1530
         081  2347  WQEW   1560
         082  2359  WHKT   1650
08/09/09 083  0000  WWRU   1660
         084  0002  WTTM   1680
         085  0003  WPTX   1690
         086  0004  CHTO   1690
         087  0005   WGN    720
         088  0006  WSCR    670
         089  0008   WSM    650