Five continents (Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and South
America) were logged on an non-modified barefoot Eton E100 on 8 OCT
2008 from Granite Pier (Rockport, MA) as noted
(one per continent) logs below:
1422 | ALGERIA | RTA,
Algiers, OCT 8 2341 - French rap music; under
Germany, on E100.
1575 | UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | R. Farda,
Al Dhabiya, OCT 8 2249 -
dramatic Mideast male vocal; good. + OCT 8 2350 -
huge signal with
female Mideast vocal; even permitting "barefoot"
reception on Eton
FRANCE | France Info, Lyon-Tramoyes, OCT 8 2254 - // 711 with
French; under Madeira and Spain. + OCT 9 0038 - French jazz
Spain, good on "barefoot" E100 ! [Connelly*R-MA].
WBZ-1030 strongest local at 91.4 dBu (37.2 mV/m)
750 | VENEZUELA | YVKS, RCR, Caracas, OCT 8 2304 - RCR ID,
numbers; over CBGY. [Connelly*R-MA] At a right angle to
and WSB (SW) so always an easy E100 catch at the
Australia will prove to be elusive, even on the big
Mark Connelly, WA1ION
Hi John and
Thanks for your comments. I'm pretty sure Dennis Vroom has
heard four continents on Ultralights from the northwest (North
America, Asia, Australia and Europe), just like I have. He received
Croatia-1134 last month, on a stock E100, I believe. And he received
some Japanese stations on his SRF-M37V right after I received my
TP's on the SRF-59 (in November of 2007).
In a message
dated 2/8/2009 3:31:17 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,
Guy's Farda reception was extraordinary, but it
is in Asia, so I
think that you are the only Ultralighter in the NW with a
logging. Anyone else???
So, Four Continents Heard,
At 05:47 PM 2/8/2009 -0500, you wrote:
Thanks very much for your comments, and the extremely attractive
TA DXer Award, an excellent example of your creative design
Thanks also for the comments about being the first NW
Ultralighter to receive four continents. Fellow Puyallup, WA
Guy Atkins was the first NW Ultralighter to receive a TA,
his unique reception of Radio Farda-1575 on a barefoot
Grayland, last November.
As anyone on the west coast who tried for
the January opening will attest, the signal was strong
enough to be
heard on almost any Ultralight, even a stock SRF-59. Once in
while, propagation seems to go completely bananas, and DXing
73 and Thanks, Gary
In a message dated
2/8/2009 1:33:22 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,
Gary DeBock logged Croatia 1134 on an Unlimited
recently (after 0100 on January 25th, actually.) That
makes him the
first NW Ultralighter to qualify as a Trans-Atlantic DXer!!!
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
apart. Who would have thunk it???
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