Re: GS Ultralight Loggings May 10, 2009
Greg Shoom <shoomg@...>
Hi Kevin,toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Thanks. Basically I started ultralight DXing in September 2008. My first ULR logging was in Jan. 2008 (a new station I heard on my then-new SRF-59) but I didn't log anything else on it until Sept. I got started in Sept. because I had just logged Radio Rebelde from Cuba on 1180 kHz on a Kaito KA-1103 and on an impulse I decided to see if I could hear it on the SRF-59. I was amazed to hear it almost as well on the little Sony, and thus an ultralight DXer was born.
Actually I had been thinking for several months to start doing it, as I was inspired by Robert Ross's posts to the ODXA reflector. It was that logging of R. Rebelde that pushed me into action.
Basically it has taken me 8 months to get to 298. I sure hope to reach 300 soon because I want to turn my attention to other things in radio for a while, but I want to get to 300 before I make that pause.
I did the first 200 using the Sony SRF-59. I'm still logging new stations with that Sony, but most of my ULR activities now are divided equally between the Eton E-100 and the Sangean DT-400W. I'm also still doing all this "barefoot".
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