- August 1-4 Rockwork Cliff Portable + FSL Antenna Highlights & MP3's
Re: August 1-4 Rockwork Cliff Portable + FSL Antenna Highlights & MP3's
Envy ^10 !
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If only I had a huge semi-parabolic rockwall reflector...
On Saturday, August 13, 2022, 02:15:02 AM PDT, Gary
DeBock via groups.io <d1028gary@...>
From August 1-4 the Rockwork 4 ocean
cliff near Manzanita, Oregon was once again the scenic
venue for all-out DU-DXing with simple portables (CC
Skywave and XHDATA D-808 models) and several 6 inch (15cm)
FSL antennas on 4 foot (1.2m) PVC bases. My trip coincided
with DXpedition partner Tom Rothlisberger (who used an SDR
and broadband loop) only on the August 4th session.
In contrast to last year's record breaking DXpedition the
Australian propagation was limited, but the New Zealand
stations were as strong as ever, along with 1017-Tonga and
(sometimes) 558-Fiji. The Highway 101 turnoff always had a
few "interlopers" to make antenna setup interesting, but
as far as I know both Tom and I were always able to set up
as we desired in the predawn darkness. Highlights were
exceptional signals from low-powered Kiwis like
765-Kahungunu and 936-Chinese Voice on August 1st, an
excellent session for 558-Radio Fiji One on August 2nd and
the chance (along with Tom) to enjoy romping Kiwi low and
mid-band propagation-- something fairly unique among west
coast reports this season. Although Longwave action was
very limited the Kiwi MW signals were memorable indeed,
and well worth the trip.
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