Re: Expand the Ultralight Awards Program to Include LW-DX?


Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
Thanks to all the DXers who have responded with excellent comments and suggestions concerning the concept of Ultralight radio LW-DXing awards. 
 
There seems to be a universal consensus that such awards would be a good idea, although further discussion regarding the types of LW awards desired (International Broadcast countries, NDB states/provinces, or both) would certainly be useful in helping us set up a program with the greatest popularity. Please keep your suggestions coming!
 
Thanks especially to Rick, Bill and Mark for their expert comments on east coast LWBC TA reception. Here on the west coast the LW-TP possibilities are much less diverse, although Radio Rossii in Far East Russia (on 189 and 279 kHz), is a regular during the DX season, with the 279 kHz transmitter having been heard here on a stock PL-310.  
 
Even though the stock Tecsun PL-300WT, PL-310, PL-380 and PL-360 loopsticks are unlikely to provide much LW mileage, LW-oriented replacement loopsticks (and external loops) already exist to greatly boost sensitivity in these models, and should provide a lot of LW-DXing excitement this coming season for ULR DXers. With the introduction of the Tecsun LW-capable models, the LW situation now is similar to the beginning of the MW-DX Ultralight Radio boom in early 2008-- interested DXers may wish to get in on the ground floor!
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA)               
 
In a message dated 7/16/2010 1:54:38 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, lfravel@... writes:

 

As difficult as they are to receive (except for perhaps the north east) I think there should be a separate category for LW Broadcast Stations.  Maybe set up the awards in increments of 5 due to to work it takes for most of of us to of receive them.
 
Just my 2 cents.
 
 
Larry N4SEA
Shinnston, WV

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