Re: My first FM ULR DX


hi rick,

how much of your fla log entry was over salt water ?

tony is logging ILL from upper Mich over lake Michigan and i'm hearing NY from detroit over lake st. clair and lake erie. looks like all of this could be due to ducting.


--- In ultralightdx@..., Rick Robinson <w4dst@...> wrote:

Yesterday, 8/29/10, I got my first FM DX in years on my new PL-310 and
a $2 set of rabbit ears from Goodwill. I wish I could say it was the
result of planning and diligent listening, but it was just shear luck.
While tuning around for something good to listen to, I came across the
song Reason by Hoobastank. Being at 94.9 I thought it was Electric
94.9 in the Tri-Cities area of northeast TN/VA, a regular here. After
the song finished the ID was Magic 94.9. I decided to listen some more
but during the following commercial, it faded out and Electric 94.9 came up.

Going online to Google, I found Magic 94.9 in St. Petersburg/Clearwater,
FL, and their on-line play list. Sure enough at about 1:15PM they were
playing Reason by Hoobastank. So as they say even a blind squirrel will
eventually find an acorn. It looks like it is roughly 700 miles to the
west coast of Florida from here in SW NC. . Being at an elevation of
2500' helps me I'm sure. My last FM DX was about 5 years ago on a
DE1102 barefoot with local like reception of WLOW 107.9 in Hilton Head,
SC, about 350 miles or so away.

Thanks especially go to Byron, WA8LCZ, for his tips and encouragement to
pursue FM DX. I wish AM stations would ID as regularly as FM, it sure
would make DXing MW a lot easier.

Rick W4DST
Hendersonville, NC

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