Re: Not Beach Loggings, But...


Gary DeBock
 

Hi Michael,

Thanks for your question. In the American AM frequency allocation
system the "Graveyard" frequencies are 1230, 1240, 1340, 1400, 1450 and
1490 kHz. Stations on these frequencies are supposedly limited to 1 kW
power, and there are so many of them broadcasting on the same
frequencies that they typically mix with each other in a ghostly kind
of way every night here in North America.

Although it isn't my particular cup of tea, some DXers specialize on
listening to these Graveyard frequencies for hours on end, hoping that
a new logging will raise up out of the mush. Graveyard frequency
loggings from the USA tend to be particularly challenging for TA-DXers
in the UK and other parts of Europe, making them a prime DXing target
when conditions are good. If you check the peak season TA loggings of
UK DXers listed in Medium Wave Circle's MWN you will usually find
several USA Graveyard loggings, complete with the enthusiastic comments
of the DXers who have logged them.

To my knowledge nobody has accomplished this using an Ultralight radio
in Europe, although Allen Willie in Newfoundland has received a few
very distant Graveyarders using barefoot ULR's at his ideal location on
the Atlantic coast.

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

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael <michael.setaazul@...>
To: ultralightdx <ultralightdx@...>
Sent: Fri, Jul 1, 2011 3:28 pm
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Not Beach Loggings, But...

 
Excuse my ignorance, but what are "graveyards" in uldx-speak?

Michael UK

----- Original Message -----

From: D1028Gary@...

The Graveyards are pretty dead here on the West Coast, though, and not
even the SRF-T615 can dig up many new loggings.

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