Grayland on November 2-- Stock Sangean DT-400W Ultralight Receives 22 TP's

Gary DeBock

Hello Guys,
     As John Bryant, Allen Willie and others have discovered, it's a supreme Ultralight thrill to receive multiple TP's or TA's with a tiny radio in the palm of your hand.  With fantastic conditions on November 2, and in an isolated environment without any locals, the DT-400W's great stock sensitivity was really able to shine.  TP's from Japan, both Koreas, China, Russia, Taiwan, the Marshall Islands, Vietnam and Thailand all came in on the tiny yellow Ultralight, providing one of the most thrilling DX sessions ever experienced by this pocket radio fanatic.
     The stock E100 was also taken along, but since the DT-400W has a decided sensitivity edge on the lower frequencies, it was the stock Ultralight of choice during the phenomenal DX conditions.  The experience was unforgettable, and I wish that you all could have been there.  Here are the loggings:
1)     531  JOQG  Morioka, Japan    fair with NHK1 program at 1127
2)     558  JOCR   Kobe, Japan       fair at 1231; signal usually weak
3)     567  JOIK    Sapporo, Japan   strong all morning, best at 1432
4)     576  R. Mayak  Russia           synchros weak at 0906
5)     594  JOAK  Tokyo, Jaoan       booming in from 0800-1500
6)     639  CNR1  Beijing, China      weak signal at max dawn, 1421
7)     657  R. Pyongyang, N.K.       strong after 1400, with shouting
8)     666  JOBK  Osaka, Japan      NHK1 powerhouse after 0815
9)     675  VOV   My Van, Vietnam late arrival at max dawn, 1436
10)   693  JOAB  Tokyo, Japan       easy catch at 1233 with NHK2
11)   738  BEL2  Penghu, Taiwan    fair CC signal late at 1434
12)   747  JOIB   Sapporo, Japan    NHK2 blowtorch after 0800
13)   774  JOUB  Akita, Japan        booming in from 0750-1500
14)   828  JOBB  Osaka, Japan      NHK2 blowtorch 0800-1500
15)   837  China                            Mystery location, weak at 1445
16)   873  JOGB Kumamoto, Japan strong with NHK2 at 1205
17)   936  Anhui 1  Hefei, China      weak at max dawn, 1450
18)   972  HLCA  Dangjin, S. Korea booming in from 0800-1500
19) 1008  JONR  Osaka, Japan       weak in KOMO splatter, 1214
20) 1098  R. Marshalls, Marshall Is. booming in on SSS, 0740
21) 1134  JOQR  Tokyo, Japan        strong in JJ at 1149
22) 1566  HLAZ  Cheju, S. Korea     religious; very strong at 1451
23) 1575  VOA   Thailand                very strong late, at 1455 
24) 1593  CNR  Changzhou, China   weak late arrival in CC, 1433
     73,  Gary DeBock

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