Re: Suprise DX Hit

Peter Laws

On Sun, May 1, 2011 at 07:50, ginger_92@...
<ginger_92@...> wrote:
Between lightning crashes this morning I picked up a good hit and a new one last night. WVXX was coming in suprisingly good for a good half hr.

WVXX 1050khz, Norfolk Virginia, Spanish Station, music@talk. 358watts night. 1190 miles. 05:10am-05:45am cst.

KGYN 1210khz, Guymon OK, country music, 10.000watts. 235 miles. 08:50pm cst.
One of the QRP amateur groups has a "miles per watt" award. QRP is
taken by hams to mean a low power transmitter, always less than 5 W
out and sometimes much less than 1 W. Divide the distance of the
two-way contact by the power used, and you get miles per watt.

Obviously MW DXers don't transmit, but the other end of the "contact" does.

The loggings above would be 3.3240 and 0.0235 mi/W. Higher is better
and 3 miles per Watt is pretty good!

Peter Laws | N5UWY | plaws plaws net | Travel by Train!

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