The past TP DX season.


Richard Allen <dx747j@...>
 

Today I came across a recording of a TP DX 10-17-19. My log book show it was an unidentified signal on 702 kHz. Before deleting it I decided to give a listen. It turned out there was enough partially readable audio to identify it as 2BL. So, although my TP season was lackluster, I was able to hear two DU stations. The other being 3LO on 9-20-19. Not bad for a simple setup of a Crane Skywave receiver with one of Gary’s FSL antennas. The season produced three new Japanese station here.

Recently I came across my old very modified Realistic 12-655 TRF receiver from the 1970’s. It was the receiver with which I heard my first TP (JOUB-774). So I decided to see if it still worked and sure enough it does. When I placed it near the 8-inch FSL stations came booming in. Too bad it doesn’t qualify as a ultralight.

Now looking forward to next season because it looks like we may be staying at home more than wanted.

Good DX,

Richard Allen,
near Perry OK USA.

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