ULR DX - New record for me SANGEAN DT-250
Jorge Garzón <iberiaDX@...>
I am extremely glad to share what it is my personal distance record with my Pocket SANGEAN DT-250 and the built-in ferrite. Distance: 5.940 km.
I heard CKPC Arise 1380 AM from Cantabria (Spain) on 3rd April 2021form 04:34 to 05:20 UTC.
I use to wake up early everyday and from the bed I check MW conditions with Sangean DT-250 and DT-800. Two days before I could get quick fading (unfortunately just a non modulated carrier) on 1440 and 1200 kHz channels. The morning of 3rd April I started my scan from 1.710 kHz when I got a faint signal coming from the States. Uhmmm, very good conditions, I though!
Very good indeed as I got signals from 1.710, 1.660 (WWRU), 1.560, 1.440, 1.400 (CBG) and finally 1.380 kHz (the best of the six that I got). On 1.380 kHz I heard a faint -but already known- ID, so I decided to record a video clip that I am attaching here for those interested on it.
I am not sure if there is a world log for this small pocket receiver, but for me it's my personal record with this ULR and built-in ferrite (not even an inducted external antenna at all).
It is worthy to check conditions every morning. Now and onwards, pre-dawn and before sunrise times are unsettled and rewarding and anything can happen. With the best conditions, our beloved ULR can bring us an entire world of unexpected signals. 24 hours later, on 4th April, just a couple of weak modulated signals were audible on 670 kHz and 1440 kHz. So conditions were gone!
¡73 y buen DX!
Jorge Garzón Gutiérrez "IberiaDX"
(EB7EFA · EA1036 SWL · BDXC Member 1409)
QTH: IN83ag / 43º15' N · 03º56' W
Urb. San Roque 95, casa 5 (Villasevil)
39698 Santiurde de Toranzo (ESPAÑA - SPAIN)