Re: UL Logs Feb. 10- New Country!Thursday, February 11, 20...
756-Germany was a lucky catch here in Washington state, and probably happened only because of the monster gain from the 9' PVC loop. The signal was not only boosted by the loop (inductively coupled to a modified C.Crane SWP 7.5" Slider model), but apparently also by hitting the German sunrise propagation boost at exactly the right time.
A barefoot PL-380 east of San Diego would probably need a DXing miracle to dig out such a signal from under 760-KFMB splatter, unfortunately. Even the ocean beach dwellers in southern California seem to have a much tougher time receiving TA's than those of us farther north, on the west coast. Your Select-a-Tenna might help improve the odds a little, Stephen, but it would still be like trying to win the DXing Lottery.
"I'd like to do a good quality stealth loopstick mod (I liked one person's idea of putting it where two of the batteries normally are), I'm holding off for a little while for now, at least until more info comes out on how effective various types of transplants are. :)
And, with John Bryant's recent passing, which I'm deeply sorry happened, I can fully understand extended delays in continued research in that area."
Yes, John's sudden passing has forced us to concentrate on finding ways to keep basic services like the Awards Program and Ultralightdx Yahoo site going, rather than on our own individual projects. Most of the dedicated TP-DXers had a very close relationship with John, and the sadness is still pretty great. But the ULR group leadership has been through quite a few challenges since late 2007, and we have managed to survive them all. I'm sure that John would prefer that we keep on spreading the message about this exciting form of AM-DXing, which is what we intend to do.
In a message dated 2/11/2010 9:17:06 P.M. Pacific Standard Time, pianoplayer88key@... writes: