another new country and state heard on ultralights

Allen Willie

Hi Guys,
Conditions last evening started out rather blah with Transatlantics in early again but somewhat weaker. than previous evening. Then later on around 10 PM local time here things got interesting. Managed to log 12 more for the   Robert Ross 30 day challenge which brings the count to 191 stations after 5 days.
Bagged 2 new ones which included a new state,  Texas and another country , Tunisia. Logged the Tunisia station with the SRF-39FP completely upside down for the best signal nulling the local on 640 here allowing a clearer signal .
All other logs with the SRF-M37V.
 From 1600-1700 khz (extended band)  had been hard to dig signals out until last night also
 Some Logs from the evening  as follows:
  630 khz - Tunisia , RTT Tunis   3:18 UTC     8/30/08  w/ slow chants and arabic talk ; fair *** NEW COUNTRY ***  # 53 on ULR    3227 miles (5193 km)
1700 khz - KVNS Brownsville, Texas    3:39 UTC  8/30/08  w/ spanish talk and announcements and playing oldies ; fair   *** NEW STATE *** # 22 on ULR (first time to hear this one at readable level)
1566 khz - Benin, Africa    Trans World Radio    22:02 UTC  08/29/08 w/ "ID - The International Voice of Trans World Radio " by man in English  , drumbeats before and after ID ; fair
1548 khz - Kuwait, R. Sawa   22:16 UTC  8/29/08  w/ R. Sawa ID, news in arabic, commentary; good
1296 khz - Radio XL London England   00:45 UTC  8/30/08 w/ Indian  language programming
1650 khz - WHKT  Portsmouth, Virginia  2:57 UTC   8/30/08  w/ Radio Disney ID's and Radio mentioned ; fair
Allen Willie
St. John's, Newfoundland
SRF-M37V and SRF-39FP barefoot

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