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Re: [HCDX] [Cumbre DX] RE: A few loggings from Tofino, B.C.
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----- Original Message -----
From: Walter Salmaniw
To: cafe@xxxxxxxxxxxxx ; IRCA@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ; DXplorer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ; dxld@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ; cumbredx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx ; hard-core-dx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Tuesday, December 26, 2006 6:41 AM
Subject: [Cumbre DX] RE: A few loggings from Tofino, B.C.
At 12:11 PM 12/25/2006, you wrote: (commenting on the terrible reception conditions for a while now)
>> Merry Christmas to all!
>Actually got enough WWV on 15Mhz to set the time on a watch
>I bought my Mom for Christmas...
>There were a few signals on 19m and 20m (SSB) and a few things
>Geepers, the shortwaves look like a grey old
>dog limping along a dead-end road into
>Colin Newell - in Victoria B.C. Canada
Colin, just imagine a young child receiving a SW portable and tuning across the bands hears virtually nothing. Any chance of snagging a young enthusiast has just gone down the drain! I still recall my first "real" receiver....a 12 band portable, which cost me the princely sum of $32 back in the late 60s. You know what the first SW station I heard from Toronto? It was the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation! Well, I was immediately hooked, and used that same receiver for years to listen to Radio Australia's Mailbag every Saturday morning, and then Radio Tashkent's English program. Sigh!!!! Those were the days. I feel sorry for the upcoming generation having to fight more and more with QRM, and fewer and fewer stations to monitor.........Walt Salmaniw, Victoria, BC
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