Re: No Distance Records But Having Fun
John H. Bryant <bjohnorcas@...>
That is a great set of loggings!!! But, I've been meaning to write to you about two things since you heard that Spartanburg, SC station on 1400, you RAT! Last winter, I had a ball doing the Graveyard Niche of the Hobby.... with the GY yahoo group, you listen to one of the 6 Graveyard channels each week in rotation and the group helps you with UNIDs, etc. I used the occasion to test the Wellbrook array some more (all winter) I'd listen to one of the four directions each night in succession. Most of us (me included) left the radio on all night and recorded all TOH periods from before dusk until well after dawn. I plotted all my catches on each GY freq on a sheet from the NRC nightime pattern book for most of the winter. Here is my 1400 map as of mid-Feb 2008.
The light blue listing are prior loggings from other "1400 Weeks" last winter. The dark blue loggings are relogs during the 1400 week in February (when this map was drawn) and the three red ones were new loggings that week. The gray circle is the 600-pluss mile circle that about 90% of my loggings on the GY channels fell within. Kirk is just 40 miles due north of me in Ponca City, OK.... Look what an achievement that Spartanburg reception is.... DURNIT!!! This winter, I'm going to set up my Wellbrook antennas NE-SE-SW-NW, rather than "straight" NSEW and, on 1400, I'm hoping to do better in Mississippi and Colorado... and Kirk is getting South Carolina on a Select-a-Tenna and an E100!!!! Goes to show you that DXing talent and Being There beats fancy equipment every time!
KIRK, your Spartanburg reception should be entered in the Ultralight Record book under the Western Hemisphere Records as the farthest Unlimited reception of a Graveyard station. PLEASE submit that reception to me for the record book.... just send me the station info, time of reception and the distance in miles and kilometers and mark the e-mail Ultralight Record Submission. You can look up your distance to any station quite easily on http://topazdesigns.com/ambc/ If you haven't used that site before, just enter Ponca City's geo-coordinates in the left side of the web page (and tell it to SAVE) and then any look-up of a station on that site will always give you a distance. It will do all sorts of other good things, as well, as you probably all ready know..
CONGRATULATIONS, YOU RAT!!!
Orcas Island, WA, USA
Rcvrs: WiNRADiO 313e, Eton e1, Slider E100
Antennas: Wellbrook Phased Array NW
Two 70' x 100' Conti Super Loops, West and Northwest
At 08:43 AM 11/1/2008 +0000, you wrote:
During the Fall Follies, my combined distance with the best 5 stations