Ultralight Wordwide 10 kW DX Distance Record-- 531-6DL


Gary DeBock
 

During last August's Rockwork 4 DXpedition Tom Rothlisberger and I were both lucky enough to receive a couple of Western Australian stations on August 4th, including AFL football play-by-play at a good level on 531-6DL (// 594) on a modified CC Skywave and 15 inch FSL antenna at 1222 UTC
https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/2ms23dtebe7zvl6v0mynhxhjmcqinbs8  We also both received 558-6WA on the same morning, and on August 5th.

As Tom mentioned on his excellent Rockwork 4 DXpedition page (with the aerial photo taken by his drone, far above the DXing site at  http://www.qsl.net/k7wv/RockworkDX4.htm
), the ABC network has exclusive rights to broadcast the AFL games. 6DL is also the only ABC network station on the frequency. So at least until Gary Deacon of South Africa or Tony King of NZ checks in with a new list of US receptions :-) the reception of the 10 kW 531-6DL in Dalwallinu, Australia from the ocean cliff site near Manzanita, Oregon appears to be the longest Ultralight radio worldwide reception at that power level since records have been kept (9,050 miles or 14,564 km). Records are made to be broken, however, so I'm waiting for an email from Gary or Tony :-)

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

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