Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 2-11

Gary DeBock

Early morning antenna testing coincided with moderately good TP-DX conditions from 1300-1400 UTC this morning (in predawn darkness). 594, 747, 972 and 1575 were managing fair to good signals, while 1566-HLAZ was peaking at very good levels.

For kicks I phased the gain boost (on 1566-HLAZ's Japanese service at 1321 UTC) from two 5 inch "Frequent Flyer" FSL's onto a 7.5" loopstick CC Skywave model, and ended up with somewhat of a "Frankenstein" boost in gain (S3 without any FSL boost, S5 with one FSL, and S9+ with both FSL's). A photo of this grand extravaganza is posted at https://app.box.com/s/avl1jvccrkjjqrqie387c0hpw5qenx9w   , and an MP3 of the huge signal (with weak accompaniment from the NK jammer) is linked below.

1566  HLAZ   Jeju, S. Korea   Japanese service at 1321 after double gain boost from two 5 inch "Frequent Flyer" FSL's

73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)

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