Re: DXing tomorrow AM from Pimentel, Peru

Guy Atkins

Good luck with the DX locations, John! 
You weren't kiddin' when you said it was visible on Google Earth. It sticks out like a sore thumb. I also looked at all the photos associated with the pier, and I see that a powerline runs the full length of the pier...hope that's not a problem. I also noted that the boards in the pier look very treacherous--lots of big gaps and broken planks that you could twist an ankle on! Take care out there in the middle of the night.
I wonder if you'll encounter any fishermen at that early hour as they get ready to shove off for their fishing expedition for the day. They might think you're putting out 400 feet of free fishing line for them  :^)  
I have a suspicion you'll find the beaches to the south a lot more suitable, but good luck in any event; we look forward to hearing your results.
Guy Atkins
Puyallup, WA USA

-----Original Message-----
From: ultralightdx@... [mailto:ultralightdx@...]On Behalf Of John H. Bryant
Sent: Sunday, September 14, 2008 4:14 PM
To: ultralightdx@...
Subject: [ultralightdx] DXing tomorrow AM from Pimentel, Peru

We've been in Peru for four days, having a great time seeing pre-Inca archeology on the North Coast and staying at Chiclayo.  I've arranged through friends of friends (with a cousin or two thrown in) to be met by a car at our hotel at 2:30AM local time.  We'll drive about 20 minutes straight west of Chiclayo to the little beach community of Pimentel.  There is a 600 foot pier extending into the open Pacific, pointing SW  at Australia that is easily visible on Google earth. Unless the pier is too noisy, I'll string out a 400 foot BOG on the pier (that would be a BOP, I believe!) and DX from there from 0900 to 1200 UTC on Monday.

If the pier is too noisy, we'll go just south of Pimentel on the Pan-Am highway and string a 400 foot BOG onto the sand.

I'm using a hotrodded E100 and a Kaito 1103 spotting receiver, both of which have` been modified to connect directly to the BOG.h

I'm afraid that this will be my only opportunity to DX from the coast as there are security problems in Trujillo (our next stop south of Chiclayo and then we head into the Andes.  I'll definitely do a night bandscan from Macchu Picchu, tho.

Very encouraged about the reports of TP conditions this morning, even if you guys couldn't get up at a reasonable hopur :>)

John B.
Chiclayo, Peru

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