MW loggings from Downunder
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MW loggings from Downunder
This message is sent by donley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (David Onley)
Another report from SPUD (South Pacific Union Of Dx'ers Inc.)
P.O. Box 293
Coburg, Victoria, 3058,
A Dxpedition was held once again at the Coorong in South Australia between
January 6-12 1996. Those attending were Craig Edwards, Dave Onley & David
Martin. A 600 metre beverage was pointed towards Nth Africa.. usually this
is a bit hard due to the closeness of the water to the fishing shack. As
luck had it.. the tide was out for the entire week which enabled us to try
a few experiments.. Also took the 40 inch spiral loop which surprised me at
times.. it came in very handy. We also had other 400m beverage antennas
heading Nth into Asia & East into the Pacific. Receivers were the Trio 9R59DS
Drake's R7 & R8. SPR4.
The highlight of the trip was hearing Spain on 1359 kHz.. On our previous
trip in November the channel produced Batra's new 400kw transmitter. This
time the latter was swamped.. Spain was an excellent catch given how far
West it is from here in Australia.. (Even if it is 1000kw) It's in that
difficult zone for us..
Had a flash of Afro pops under Morocco on 936.. Dare I claim Benin.. A closer
study of the tape will reveal...
Most days the temp was up around 37C and we spent a lot of the time trying
to take each others heads off in the local cricket nets.. It was more like
a fitness dx camp this time around.. We're in the process of writing a few
books.. DXing to Win!!! & "You are what you dx"! <grin>
Conditions were not that flash this time around.. although I base this on
previous trips when we cleaned up.. For a beginner to MW you would have had
a reasonable trip.. I think we're taking this great site for granted..
The Coorong is a body of water 150 km in length & 3km wide, approx 150km
South/East of Adelaide in South Australia.. It's where the movie Storm Boy
was filmed. It's a very dusty, dry, remote region of Oz.
OK here are a few logs.. Nothing too fancy.. I won't bore everyone with too
much program detail...
819 1940 Batra // 12050
846 1805 DZNN Quezon City
855 1945 RRI Mataram
918 1855 DZRP Quezon City
936 1932 Agadir
936 1935 Tent: Parakou.. Hi life Afro pops under Morocco.
999 1735 RRI Jakarta
1008 1930 RRI Median
1035 1700 Multan
1035 1928 Baghdad
1062 1721 TRT Diyarbakir
1179 1926 RSI Solvesborg
1206 1922 RRI Denpasar
1233 1921 RMC Cape Greco
1251 1727 Tripoli
1260 1957 VOA Rhodes
1287 1917 Lerida-Lleida
1287 1945 RFE
1350 1940 Nice
1359 1938 Arganda
1359 1945 Batra
1413 1451 BBC Oman
1431 1932 R.Ukraine Int.
1440 1724 Dammam
1458 1931 RFO Mayotte. Not as good as in Nov.
1458 1750 AIR Bhagalpur
1476 1929 Dubai
1494 1928 DWLR Quezon City
1512 1926 Jeddah
1530 1950 Vatican
1530 1945 VOA Sao Tome
1539 1924 Sadiyat
1544 1924 La Voz de Sahara
1548 1913 RM.Grigoriopol
1557 1922 DW Malta
1566 1923 AIR Nagpur
1611 1923 Vatican
Next SPUD DX trip will be to Marlo in Sth/Eastern Victoria over Easter..
Target will be Latin America..
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