Re: Congratulations to Gary DeBock

Gary DeBock

Hi John,
     Thanks very much for your comments, and the extremely attractive TA DXer Award, an excellent example of your creative design ability.
     Thanks also for the comments about being the first NW Ultralighter to receive four continents.  Fellow Puyallup, WA resident Guy Atkins was the first NW Ultralighter to receive a TA, however, with his unique reception of Radio Farda-1575 on a barefoot SRF-39FP in Grayland, last November.
     As anyone on the west coast who tried for Croatia-1134 during the January opening will attest, the signal was strong enough to be heard on almost any Ultralight, even a stock SRF-59.  Once in a great while, propagation seems to go completely bananas, and DXing miracles occur.
     73 and Thanks,  Gary
In a message dated 2/8/2009 1:33:22 P.M. Pacific Standard Time, bjohnorcas@... writes:


Gary DeBock logged Croatia 1134 on an Unlimited Class Ultralight recently (after 0100 on January 25th, actually.) That makes him the first NW Ultralighter to qualify as a Trans-Atlantic DXer!!! He received the award certificate a few minutes ago.

A couple of interesting points.... Rob and I think that logging qualifies Gary for the Four Continents Heard award for Gary (Asia, Oceania, North America and Europe,) but he forgot to apply for it.  He'll be the first Ultralighter in the Pacific NW to garner the Four Continent award.... something that, frankly, I did not think was possible.   Also, Brandon Jordan (Memphis) and Gary logged 1134 Croatia virtually simultaneously, while located nearly 2000 miles apart. Who would have thunk it???

Congratulations Gary!!!

John Bryant
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