Re: Puyallup, WA not so ultralight TP-DXer Luncheon

Chris Knight <chris@...>

That sounds like fun! Setting the way back machine to the late 1970's,
Country Buffet used to be Royal Fork Buffet and later King's Table Buffet -
at least here in Colorado.

I remember seeing loggings from Chuck Hutton in GA from way back when. There
was an article on the QDFA antenna with accompanying sound clips. That is
quite an antenna! I don't remember where the article is or if it's still on

The next PL-380 should be here any day now. Joyce took a week off in
mid-February for Chinese New Year. The radio stands that John Bryant
recommended from Universal Radio are really nice and am going to buy a
couple more of those as well, but in the "big portable" size this time.

As far as land for antennas, I thought about stringing Beverage antennas on
nearby farm land over the winter and possibly negotiate some farm work for
the privilege, but never followed through.



Chris Knight (N0IJK)
Fort Lupton, Colorado

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Subject: [ultralightdx] Puyallup, WA not so ultralight TP-DXer Luncheon

Hello All,

After a local ham fair, three hard-core TP-DXers (all with solid ULR
credentials) gathered at the Old Country Buffet on South Hill (puyallup, WA)
this afternoon, for a general discussion of antennas, DXpeditions,
propagation, and anything else interesting.

On hand was Chuck Hutton, undoubtedly the most successful secret ULR DXer
(having easily received 1566-India on a stock SRF-T615 during a DXpedition
to Newfoundland in 2008), Guy Atkins (first to log a TA on the west coast
using a ULR, receiving 1575-Farda on a stock SRF-39FP in Grayland), and me
(mostly sitting in awe, listening to these two master DXers).

While Chuck gave expert advice on propagation, receivers and antennas, Guy
discussed the new QDFA antenna array (a cooperative project with Dallas
Lankford), and structural systems for large loop designs. We all discussed
the future of the Grayland Motel (currently beset with electrical noise
issues), alternative DXpedition sites on the Washington coast, and
innovative ways to persuade oceanfront residents to rent out small sections
of their property to DXers (for antennas only).

When Chuck mentioned that he was intending to purchase two new Tecsun
PL-380's, I mentioned that my XYL was currently visiting Hong Kong, and
could get them for $35 apiece for him (only)-- as long as he could give us
the MP3 of 1566-India, as heard in Newfoundland on the SRF-T615. We made a
deal on the spot :-)

73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA)

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