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


Gary DeBock
 

Hi Rob,

<<< Congratulations Gary………If it was pouring Rain and Windy, you should be allowed to add another 100 Miles on that for a Bonus!!! >>>

Actually the weather was so great that we felt like a bunch of slackers this year, Rob. Perfect weather, great DU-DX, and not even a single argument with the "sleeping squatters" over who owns the real estate!

<<< Amazing Stuff…..who would have ever imagined where this ULR phenomenom was going to end up way back in 2008!! >>>

Yes, John B. would be absolutely amazed at what we have accomplished-- you, Allen and Richard all having received well over 1,000 stations on Ultralights, the FSL antenna revolution and related ocean cliff propagation discoveries, even routine ocean cliff DXpeditions where Ultralight + FSL combos work together with Perseus + Broadband combos to assist each other... wow!

I think we've only begun to scratch the surface on the ocean coast geometric "hot spot" propagation enhancement possibilities, though-- not to mention the potential of the "Frequent Flyer" FSL's to greatly enhance long-range travel DXing, the breakthrough cooperation with the Japanese DXers in joint DXpeditions, Ultralight modification and FSL development, as well as the spread of the Ultralight radio DXing interest worldwide . The future belongs to those who are excited about it!

<<< Your Hard Work , out on the cliff has really paid off...

Nah, the hard work was done by you, Allen and Colin in the beginning to get us off of the ground! Without a fanatic in London, Ontario receiving 300 stations in 30 days on an SRF-59, a Newfoundland DXer running wild in transoceanic DX with his SRF-M37V and SRF-39FP, and an innovative Victoria web site manager devoting serious resources to the Ultralight radio boom 10 years ago, we would never have gotten off of the ground. I'll save you all a nice spot on the rainy, windy cliff!!

Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)



-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Ross va3sw@... [ultralightdx]
To: ultralightdx
Sent: Thu, Oct 26, 2017 11:03 pm
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Ultralight Wordwide 10 kW DX Distance Record-- 531-6DL

 

On 2017-10-26, at 10:47 PM, D1028Gary@... [ultralightdx] wrote:

 

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) 

Congratulations Gary………If it was pouring Rain and Windy, you should be allowed to add another 100 Miles on that for a Bonus!!!

Amazing Stuff…..who would have ever imagined where this ULR phenomenom was going to end up way back in 2008!!

Your Hard Work , out on the cliff has really paid off…….

73….ROB VA3SW 

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA

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