Re: Afternoon Beaconing in NW Washington

Kevin Schanilec

Thanks Gary - I have looked a few times for 200-UAB, and you list gives me a couple leads for tomorrow morning.

Yeah, this NDB bug really bites hard :-) I stopped beaconing a couple years ago because of the noise in my townhouse development, but now that I have an easily portable set-up to get out to a quiet location, it's just dits and dahs all over the place...


--- In, D1028Gary@... wrote:

Hello Kevin and All,

Congratulations on the logging of 371-TVY, Kevin, and your 7th NDB
state-- glad to provide the tip.

This morning was one of the wildest NDB-DXing sessions ever observed
here, with booming signals from almost any station to the north.
Besides distant Alaskan 233-ALJ (heard for the first time on the
"barefoot" 7.5" LW loopstick PL-380), 200-UAB (a very tough logging
because of 200-YJ), 222-WY, 239-M9, 248-QH and 375-FS were received for
new stations (and 2 new provinces, Yukon and NT). Tonight I was able to
dig 2 more stations out of the "junk pile" from 290-325 kHz (312-UNT
and 317-VC) to finally receive my 100th NDB station on the 7.5" plug-in
loopstick PL-380. I've found that the "junk pile" really has a lot of
NDB's hiding among the RTTY hash, and it provided most of my new NDB
loggings during the past week.

It's very interesting that your NDB state and province count is now
exactly the same as mine, Kevin. I'll be updating my NDB log to include
the new Far North and "junk pile" NDB loggings, which together gave me
enough to finally reach #100. For those of you considering this new
kind of Ultralight DXing, be forewarned that once the NDB bug "bites,"
it bites pretty hard :-)

73, Gary DeBock (in Puyalluip, WA, USA)

-----Original Message-----
From: dhsatyadhana <dhsatyadhana@...>
To: ultralightdx <>
Sent: Thu, Feb 10, 2011 7:21 pm
Subject: [ultralightdx] Afternoon Beaconing in NW Washington

Having been to a local park in the mornings for DXing, it occurred to
me that I have to pass the park on the way home, too! So, since I got
back to the island around local sunset, I stopped off at the picnic
table for another short session. As soon as the sun set, the
temperature really plummeted, but I did manage one more at 0200 UTC:

371- TVY, Tooele, UT (PL-380 w/Monster Stick)
New State (#7), #96 for the ULR LW log.

This was mixing it up with at least one other beacon on the frequency.
I know that Gary, who is about 35 miles closer to Tooele as the crow
flies, heard it a few days ago, so I was watching or it.

I did notice that, at least tonight, the DX didn't start until the sun
had actually set, and perhaps a little afterwards, whereas on MW it
usually starts up well before actual sunset.

Kevin S
Bainbridge Island, WA

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