Operation MULDxER Part Two
While I was in Melbourne, Florida on business, Jim Kearman drove up to join me for dinner and some DXing. After dinner at Paisano's on the Indian River Lagoon, we set up in their parking lot for MULDxER (Melbourne Ultralight DXpedition, Exhibition and Radiofest) 2. The Atlantic Ocean is less than a mile away, just over a narrow barrier island. Jim brought his PL-380, modified to use his Hoop Loop. I had my PL-380 with improved internal antenna and a Terk Advantage loop. As the sun was setting we compared the antennas across the band. The Hoop Loop was 10-15 dB better than the Terk, and it really does tune with the radio. I held my PL-380 inside the Hoop Loop and watched the signal strength jump when Jim tuned his PL-380 to the same frequency. Nulls with the Hoop Loop were deep and balanced. I’ve got to build one of those!
It took us 90 minutes to log 10 countries this time, and then we decided to go for 10 states, which took an hour. We were talking "radio" all the time or we could have done this faster! Jim posted a picture of me by the "shack" on his site, http://kr1s.kearman.com/html/MULDxER.html . MULDxER Part II was tons of fun and I can’t wait to do it again!
This time we decided to ask Rob and Gary to issue certificates for our portable operation, for 10 Countries (we logged 14 countries!) and 10 States, so here's our log:
Chris Knight (N0IJK)