Re: Cruise ship dxing

Deron Thomas Lundy

I have done a little bit of cruise ship DX’ing, too.  I have mostly used my Sony 7600GR with the whip antenna. Anything with good reception from just the built-in antenna should work well on a ship. Good headphones are a must, and I have brought my Sony MDR-7506 cans with me. 

I actually have had good experiences listening on board. Looking over a log I made on a cruise in 2013, I managed to catch a few countries that were new to me, and it looked like Middle Eastern stations were coming in very well on that trip! I thought that interference was definitely better than it is in the built-up suburban areas I have lived. One disappointment is with MW and LW listening. I have never caught any MW stations of note, and I have not heard any LW broadcast stations.

Most of my listening has been done in a lounge chair on deck somewhere, on the balcony, or even while relaxing on a beach reading a book. I don’t have the chance to either read for fun or SWL’ing much, so they are both great ways for me to relax on vacation!! 

Deron, K8OSU

Dr. Deron Thomas Lundy, PharmD, MS, BCCCP
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