Re: South Korea in Ireland on an UL!

Paul Logan

Hi Mark,

this kind of reflects what I think when I see Allen's logs from Newfoundland - he hears stuff that just goes right over my head!.

Urumqi on 1521 is an easy catch here at sunset and after, there is about 45 degrees between it and Saudi at my location so separating them is easy. In fact Saudi doesn't even dominate 1521 here which is more of a mix of English locals plus it and Urumqi.

As for Taiwan 1557 there is at least 55 degrees separation between it and the English locals that dominate - France is down in the mix and never really dominates this channel here.

Same for 1566 Korea with about 65 degrees between the English locals and Cheju. this channel is very difficult - when one English station was here it was reasonably easy to null but with two its really problematic. Benin is possible here most nights on fade downs from the UK but India or Iran are now very difficult.

Theres a sweet null point to my north east on all of these that kills the UK and with a little luck lets the far easterners through. They come up for a bit but seldom sit for long. With the exception of 1521 which is often a powerhouse signal.

Heres an example of it dominating 1521:

I managed 1557 Taiwan at 1800 tonight clear WYFR interval tune on the top of the hour.

Paul Logan,
Lisnaskea, N. Ireland

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--- On Tue, 28/10/08, MarkWA1ION wrote:
From: MarkWA1ION
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: South Korea in Ireland on an UL!
To: ultralightdx@...
Date: Tuesday, 28 October, 2008, 12:12 PM

What amazes me is that Paul can have China on 1521 and Taiwan on 1557
when, here on this side of the pond, Saudi Arabia is smokin' loud on
1521 (with low-power Spain as that channel's only other occupant) and
France does a pretty good job on 1557 - sometimes at similar level to
WQEW 1560 NYC. I'd think that even relatively clear 1566 would be a
challenge with 2 UK stations (admittedly low power) plus Benin, Iran,
and India.

In the '70s, when China was on 1525, it was heard widely at North
American coastal sites, especially in autumn around sunset in the New
England states, Long Island, and the NJ shore.

Mark Connelly, WA1ION - Billerica, MA, USA

Hi Paul,

Congratulations on your HLAZ-1566 logging. That station is one
of the "top seven" TP's heard on the west coast here, and is frequently
logged barefoot by DXers at Grayland and other coastal locations (a
barefoot DT-400W recording of it is in the Ultralightdx file section).

Your east Asian loggings on the Ultralights are really
outstanding, and we hope you will continue to chase Japan, and other
Far East countries.

73, Gary

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