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Kona dial tune 0630 U  View Printable Version 
Monday, January 08 2018

IRCA
Richard also emigrated to Hawaii from the mainland, bringing his hobby with him...


Russ Edmunds

WB2BJH

Blue Bell, PA

Grid FN20id

 

Kona dial tune 0630 U  View Printable Version 
Monday, January 08 2018

IRCA
He was also a noted linguist and permanent resident.

One wonders sometime if there are any permanent residents of the Islands out there toiling anonymously with these productive listening conditions that havenât signified yet.

Colin Newell - Kona HI.

> On Jan 8, 2018, at 8:39 AM, Mark Connelly <markwa1ion@aol.com> wrote:
>
> Look up the reports from Richard Wood in old DX Monitor / DX News. This would mostly be in the 1980s.
>
> He wrote the book on DXing from Hawaii. (at least in the pre-SDR / pre-ultralight era)
>
> Mark Connelly, WA1ION
> South Yarmouth, MA
>>

 

Kona dial tune 0630 U  View Printable Version 
Monday, January 08 2018

IRCA
Good questions - I am not sure what the history of the Big Island DX scene is -

What Iâve observed is that there are 3 distinct kind of Island DXERS:

A.) people like Gary DeBock who go out of their way to break new ground and push it to the limit by tackling the West facing DX in Asian and Oceania.

B.) The homesick DXERS who are leather bent for hearing North American stations only from Hilo, Kauai or Maui because they are intimidated by foreign languages like Japanese and strange hypnotic North Korean choirs and Sabre ratting harangues...

And finally...

C.) People like me who take a half-assed approached to DXing - bringing great equipment but too lazy to crow the day or explore much outside of my highly limited comfort zone.

People like DeBock and others on here are inspiring and if not for them Iâd likely moved on to other hobbies (like the hour + a day I dedicate to guitar playing or the daily look at electronics design. )

Iâm sure thereâs a historic side to Hawaiian DXing â I just donât have the answers.

Colin Newell - Victoria - B.C. CANADA -

> On Jan 7, 2018, at 4:58 PM, Chris Kadlec <beaglebass@beaglebass.com> wrote:
>
> I'm curious, looking at the map, if anyone has tried to listen from the westernmost island of Hawai'i instead of from Kona. Is Kona a sort of sweet spot where someone once saw that the signals were superior or is there another reason for this specific location, historically speaking?
>
> To Post a message: irca@hard-core-dx.com
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Kona dial tune 0630 U  View Printable Version 
Monday, January 08 2018

IRCA
My wife wants to spend 3 months a year here... every year...

Who am I to argue?

Maybe Iâll operate a DX guest house.

Colin Newell - Victoria - B.C. CANADA -

> On Jan 8, 2018, at 9:36 AM, Russ Edmunds <wb2bjh@bcdx.us> wrote:
>
> Richard also emigrated to Hawaii from the mainland, bringing his hobby with him...
>
>
> Russ Edmunds
>
> WB2BJH
>
> Blue Bell, PA
>
> Grid FN20id
>
> ________________________________
> From: IRCA <irca-bounces@hard-core-dx.com> on behalf of R. Colin Newell <coffeecanuck@gmail.com>
> Sent: Monday, January 8, 2018 2:25:44 PM
> To: Mark Connelly
> Cc: irca@hard-core-dx.com
> Subject: Re: [IRCA] Kona dial tune 0630 U
>
> He was also a noted linguist and permanent resident.
>
> One wonders sometime if there are any permanent residents of the Islands out there toiling anonymously with these productive listening conditions that havenât signified yet.
>
> Colin Newell - Kona HI.
>
>> On Jan 8, 2018, at 8:39 AM, Mark Connelly <markwa1ion@aol.com> wrote:
>>
>> Look up the reports from Richard Wood in old DX Monitor / DX News. This would mostly be in the 1980s.
>>
>> He wrote the book on DXing from Hawaii. (at least in the pre-SDR / pre-ultralight era)
>>
>> Mark Connelly, WA1ION
>> South Yarmouth, MA
>>>
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Kona dial tune 0630 U  View Printable Version 
Monday, January 08 2018

IRCA
We were in Kona last year. The noise was not intolerable. However, after taping as many island-station IDs as I could, I didnât really go out of my way to stay up all night for further catches. Later on this year, my wife and I will be visiting three of the islands. Since I will be toting one of Gary DeBockâs marvelous FSL units, I hope to be more ambitious. KTNQ was my loudest NA station.

In response to one of Garyâs questions, we rented a car and visited a ranch up north of the Big Island somewhere between Waimea and Hawi. On the way back to Kona for the first half hour or so, the band was overloaded with West Coast US stations. I am sure the Hilo dial would be the same.

Pete Taylor
Tacoma, WA
12225w 4719n
HQ180 & ICF2010
Kiwa aircore & Palomar loops
DX398, SRF-59 & M37V
Eton E100 + Tecsun PL-300/380


> On Jan 7, 2018, at 7:41 PM, R. Colin Newell <coffeecanuck@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Good questions - I am not sure what the history of the Big Island DX scene is -
>
> What Iâve observed is that there are 3 distinct kind of Island DXERS:
>
> A.) people like Gary DeBock who go out of their way to break new ground and push it to the limit by tackling the West facing DX in Asian and Oceania.
>
> B.) The homesick DXERS who are leather bent for hearing North American stations only from Hilo, Kauai or Maui because they are intimidated by foreign languages like Japanese and strange hypnotic North Korean choirs and Sabre ratting harangues...
>
> And finally...
>
> C.) People like me who take a half-assed approached to DXing - bringing great equipment but too lazy to crow the day or explore much outside of my highly limited comfort zone.
>
> People like DeBock and others on here are inspiring and if not for them Iâd likely moved on to other hobbies (like the hour + a day I dedicate to guitar playing or the daily look at electronics design. )
>
> Iâm sure thereâs a historic side to Hawaiian DXing â I just donât have the answers.
>
> Colin Newell - Victoria - B.C. CANADA -
>
>> On Jan 7, 2018, at 4:58 PM, Chris Kadlec <beaglebass@beaglebass.com> wrote:
>>
>> I'm curious, looking at the map, if anyone has tried to listen from the westernmost island of Hawai'i instead of from Kona. Is Kona a sort of sweet spot where someone once saw that the signals were superior or is there another reason for this specific location, historically speaking?
>>
>> To Post a message: irca@hard-core-dx.com
>>
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> 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
>
> To Post a message: irca@hard-core-dx.com
>

 

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