Re: DXpedition Day 2 in Gearheart, OR
Sorry about the DXing results of Day 2 in Gearheart, and the uncooperative weather. It's no fun to go to the trouble of setting up an Ultralight DXing station on an ocean beach in the darkness, and then listen to unusually anemic TP's.
Although it won't make you feel any better, my own Day 2 (in Seaside) was a similar bust. I carried my entire ULR Dxpedition station down to the surf at 1140 UTC (0440 local time), only to find that the DU propagation (on July 19th) had gone into rigor mortis. Several tourists on the beach came up to me, and asked me what kind of kite my 3' PVC loop was. I told them that the setup was to hear Australian and NZ stations on the AM band, so naturally one of them asked to hear a signal from Down Under at that moment. My enthusiasm for this type of conversation quickly went down under.
Although the propagation in Seaside is usually excellent, that Day 2 experience was bad enough to make our entire family pick up and leave for Lincoln City later that day.
In a message dated 7/30/2010 6:54:44 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, satya@... writes: