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Re: Question about "eligible stations"

john445 <john445@...>
 


Re: Question about "eligible stations"

John H. Bryant <bjohnorcas@...>
 

George...

Another welcome to the Ultralight MW DX Community.  I think that you'll find us a friendly bunch...

Thanks for being concerned about what considered to be "legal" or ethical to count in awards programs or contests, etc.  Logging your locals is like shooting fish in a barrel, except these fish often come back to haunt us, as Kevin pointed out.

One of the happiest effects that I've noticed is that many stations that are semi-locals in the daytime disappear at night... This is because their ground wave just isn't strong enough to compete with sky wave from further distant stations... and they are c;lose enough to you for you to be in their skywave "dead zone."   The angle that their sky wave would have to take up from the transmitter to reflect down to you is just to steep to be reflected by the ionosphere..... so, some of those almost-locals will disappear for you at night, thank goodness.

As far as what one may count in awards, etc... I've always felt that if it were licensed by a legal authority AS A BROADCASTING STATION, it was plenty OK to count.... I know that some people count TIS stations... I don't.  I would guess that we would leave those up to the individual DXer, though the Committee has never discussed such. Beyond that, I'm personally against counting Talking Houses  :>) but the Committee hasn't taken a stand on that one either.

So, thanks again for asking.... but go ahead and count those locals.... they WILL come back to haunt you :>)

Welcome to the crazy world of Ultralighting, George!

John B.




At 11:42 PM 10/19/2008 +0000, you wrote:

Hi all,

I've got what may be a stupid question, but here goes anyway.

When counting logged stations for credit toward various milestones,
like 100 stations, 20 states, etc., do local stations count? I live
in northern NJ, near NYC, so there are a bunch of locals that are no
challenge to log. I would think that they count, but I'm not sure.

I started BCB DXing back in the early 1960s with a National NC-60
5-tube AM/SW radio. I laid off for many years and only got back into
it last year, when a friend in my ham club mentioned the fun he was
having with a Grundig 300. I bought one at RatShack and had a ball
for a few weeks listening around the eastern states and Canada,
logging stations out of habit. I came across this group a few
weeks ago and it piqued my interest in some serious Ultralight DXing.

Last week I bought a Sangean DT-200VX from Amazon for $50. This thing
is truly amazing, and I'm hooked on Ultralights! I've been doing some
casual listening with it (and logging as I go) and I started counting
up the logs from the two tiny radios and realized that I have over 40
without really trying (and without any locals). I think that I'll be
aiming for a 100 pretty soon.

73,

George W2GEK


Re: Question about "eligible stations"

satya@...
 

Hi George:

Welcome to UltraLighting! I say of course you can count locals - in fact,
I see it as compensation for not being able to log several distant
stations on that frequency. Being in the Seattle area, the first 10-20
stations are easy for me as well (unfortunately...).

73 - Kevin S
Bainbridge Island, WA



Hi all,

I've got what may be a stupid question, but here goes anyway.

When counting logged stations for credit toward various milestones,
like 100 stations, 20 states, etc., do local stations count? I live
in northern NJ, near NYC, so there are a bunch of locals that are no
challenge to log. I would think that they count, but I'm not sure.

I started BCB DXing back in the early 1960s with a National NC-60
5-tube AM/SW radio. I laid off for many years and only got back into
it last year, when a friend in my ham club mentioned the fun he was
having with a Grundig 300. I bought one at RatShack and had a ball
for a few weeks listening around the eastern states and Canada,
logging stations out of habit. I came across this group a few
weeks ago and it piqued my interest in some serious Ultralight DXing.

Last week I bought a Sangean DT-200VX from Amazon for $50. This thing
is truly amazing, and I'm hooked on Ultralights! I've been doing some
casual listening with it (and logging as I go) and I started counting
up the logs from the two tiny radios and realized that I have over 40
without really trying (and without any locals). I think that I'll be
aiming for a 100 pretty soon.

73,

George W2GEK


GS Ultralight Loggings Oct. 19, 2008

Greg Shoom <shoomg@...>
 

Ultralight Loggings for Sun. Oct. 19, 2008. All stations logged on a stock Sony SRF-59 from my home in Toronto, ON. Dates and times in UTC.

Two more stations added to the ultralight log. Total ultralight count: 171.

1650 WHKT VA Portsmouth - 19-Oct-2008 0355 UTC - Radio Disney. Callsign ID on hour. (Poor)

1160 WVNJ NJ Oakland - 19-Oct-2008 2256 - Talk, with ID and location heard on the hour. (Poor)

Best,
Greg Shoom
VE3LXL


Question about "eligible stations"

George Keller
 

Hi all,

I've got what may be a stupid question, but here goes anyway.

When counting logged stations for credit toward various milestones,
like 100 stations, 20 states, etc., do local stations count? I live
in northern NJ, near NYC, so there are a bunch of locals that are no
challenge to log. I would think that they count, but I'm not sure.

I started BCB DXing back in the early 1960s with a National NC-60
5-tube AM/SW radio. I laid off for many years and only got back into
it last year, when a friend in my ham club mentioned the fun he was
having with a Grundig 300. I bought one at RatShack and had a ball
for a few weeks listening around the eastern states and Canada,
logging stations out of habit. I came across this group a few
weeks ago and it piqued my interest in some serious Ultralight DXing.

Last week I bought a Sangean DT-200VX from Amazon for $50. This thing
is truly amazing, and I'm hooked on Ultralights! I've been doing some
casual listening with it (and logging as I go) and I started counting
up the logs from the two tiny radios and realized that I have over 40
without really trying (and without any locals). I think that I'll be
aiming for a 100 pretty soon.

73,

George W2GEK


Ultralight SUNSET DX...New Station # 6 for the day!!

robert ross
 

Hi Guys:

Snuck in another hours DXing at Sunset tonight and Logged NEW STN # 6
for the day!! New for both the ULR Log and the OVERALL Log! This station is
only 120 Miles from me....but I've never heard it...or even heard of it in
32 Years of DXing!!! Strange thing is it is only about 5 miles from the
home of our Family Friends who live in Farmington Hills, Michigan...and
I've visited them a zillion times...and still was not aware of this
station!! And it's a GREAT OLDIES station too....playing lots of RARE Doo
Wop and Rockabilly stuff!! It streams online so I think I'll be listening
to these guys quite often!!

Radio used for this reception was the ..........SONY SRF-T615 Barefoot.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

ULR LOG TOTALS are now..........................515 Stations Heard
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

73...........ROB.

***********************************************************************************************
1460 WPON Walled Lake, MICH. OCT/19/08 1742 EDT EE/Tamil FAIR
Heard at Tune in with an Ad for an INDIAN FOOD STORE in FARMINGTON HILLS,
MICHIGAN. Female Spoke English with a heavy East Indian Accent. Then mixing
with
several stations, as it returned to the Tamil Pgm.
(Walled Lake is about 5 Miles from Farmington Hills)
Had me puzzled as when I checked the Format for this station....it was
listed as
OLDIES!! I checked their program sked Online and VOILA..they have a TAMIL Pgm
on Sundays from 1730 to 1800 PM. Listening to them Online right now with a
Great
Oldies Show!!
This Logging was a total surprise as I didn't know this station existed!!

NEW STATION ULR # 515 1 KW/760 Watts Nights
ROSS, ONT.
***************************************************************************************************

Robert S. Ross VA3SW
Box 1003, Stn. B.
London, Ontario
CANADA N6A5K1

Antique/Vintage Radio Enthusiast
Amateur Radio Stations VA3SW/VE3JFC
Enjoy Ultralight Radio DXing......It's like being a KID again!!

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Vietnam-675 mp3 on a Modified E100

Gary DeBock
 

Hello Guys,
 
     Most of the recent new Ultralight TP countries have been logged by John Bryant with his Wellbrook array at Grayland, but by a strange quirk, the first Ultralight logging of Vietnam was by a Slider-loopstick E100 far from the ocean, in Puyallup, WA last month.
 
     Uploaded to the file section on the Yahoo Ultralightdx site is a recent recording of Vietnam-675 on the modified E100, here in Puyallup.  Thanks also to John, Rob Ross, Kevin Schanilec and many others for making Ultralight DXing the hottest subgroup of the AM-DX community, with the Yahoo group site now having over 100 enthusiastic members!
 
     73,  Gary DeBock 




Recent Loggings - Good DX Conditions

Kirk Allen <kirk74601@...>
 

I certainly have to agree with Rob Ross about last night and this
morning. It seemed like conditions were very good. I haven't logged
this many new stations in a long time in an 8 hour session. Very
motivating for me.

1420, KTOE, Mankato, MN. Faded up just long enough to catch an ID @
0606 UT. I was very lucky on this one.

1470, WVOL, Berry Hill, TN. Playing EZL urban vocal mx. ID 0635 UT.

1420, WLET, Toccoa, GA. ID 0700 UT in a brief null from KBTN, Neosho,
MO, which was the strongest station here. Listed 65 watts night power.

1420, KPOC, Pocahantas. AR. Clear ID @0815 UT. Listed 118 watts night
power. Many stations were up and down on this freq this morning.
Extremely lucky to catch ID's of the three I logged here on 1420.

1330, WVHI, Evansville, IN. Very nice and clear ID at 0900 UT.
Religious pgm'g, "Insight for Living." 1kw night power.

1350, KCHR, Charleston, MO. C&W mx w/ID hrd around 0915 UT. MANY
other stations on this freq just fighting like crazy to be the
dominant one.

1540, KZMP, University Park, TX. Programming in SP with many "La
Ranchera" slogans thrown in between songs. Full ID at 1200 UT.

620, KTAR, Phoenix, AZ. 2 stations here just trading places for
dominance. KTAR was running one very long infomercial just like the
stuff on TV that can bore the pants off of one and all...yawn. I got
lucky at 1231 UT, this sta faded up nicely just in time to catch
their full ID. I don't normally have this kind of "luck."

660, CFFR, Calgary, Manitoba. Very nice copy of this one from 1236-
1255 UT. Local programming with traffic report and local weather.
Many ments of Calgary. VG signal.

I certainly can't do those marathon listening sessions all the time,
but while conditions seemed to be ripe, I just couldn't pry myself
away for very long. This is all John Bryant's fault, ha ha ha. Yip,
he's a motivator alright! Thanks, John!!
Take care guys and great DX at ya!

Kirk Allen
JRC NRD-515, Eton E-100, Sony SRF-59
Ponca City, OK


Re: GS Ultralight Loggings Oct. 18, 2008

Kirk Allen <kirk74601@...>
 

Greg,
Welcome again. Man, it sounds like you're now well on your way to
discovering the amazing receptions these little whiz-banging radios
can do. Keep up the good work!
73's
Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK
--- In ultralightdx@..., Greg Shoom <shoomg@...> wrote:

Ultralight Loggings for Sat. Oct. 18, 2008. All stations logged on
a
stock Sony SRF-59 from my home in Toronto, ON. Dates and times in
UTC.

Three more stations and one more U.S. state (Iowa) added to the
ultralight log. Total ultralight count: 169. Total U.S. states: 25.

1630 KCJJ IA Iowa City - 18-Oct-2008 0354 UTC - Ad for a sports
store.
ID: "AM 1630 KCJJ". Into song by the band The Police. (Fair)

1480 WZRC NY New York - 18-Oct-2008 2255 UTC - Cantonese talk. ID
in
English on the hour "WZRC New York" (Poor)

1480 WSDS MI Salem Township - 18-Oct-2008 2356 UTC - Lively Latin
music.
ID in English on the hour. (Poor)

Best,
Greg Shoom
VE3LXL


Re: Ultralight DX ..Early Morning Loggings....GREAT CONDITIONS....5 NEW ONES!!!!

Kirk Allen <kirk74601@...>
 

WOW, Great job, Rob! You're pulling stations out of the ether just
like all you HEAVY-hitters are doing! I'll post some of the stations
I was able to ID last night and this morning under a separate
posting. Great going John C., Allen W., and everyone that is
undertaking what I would think to be quite an arduous task of logging
300 stations in 30 days!! Welcome,Greg,to this group. We're all
pretty laid back here, and I'd bet you'll never regret getting into
this facet of the radio hobby. It's revitalized a lot of us old guys
out here, ha ha. Great DX to You All.
Kirk Allen
JRC NRD-515, Eton-E100, Sony SRF-59
Ponca City, OK






HI Guys:

Great Conditions through the Night..and at Sunrise today.
Logged 5 NEW
STATIONS for the ULTRALIGHT LOG.....3 of which are NEW to the
OVERALL LOG.
Seemed to be lots of Little Stations popping up behind the Big Guys
this
morning....and of course using the SONY SRF-T615 with great Nulling
capabilities...I was able to separate the Little guys from the Big
guys!!

Been a while since I logged 5 New Ones in that short of a time
period!!

ULR LOG TOTALS are now........................514 STATIONS HEARD


GS Ultralight Loggings Oct. 18, 2008

Greg Shoom <shoomg@...>
 

Ultralight Loggings for Sat. Oct. 18, 2008. All stations logged on a stock Sony SRF-59 from my home in Toronto, ON. Dates and times in UTC.

Three more stations and one more U.S. state (Iowa) added to the ultralight log. Total ultralight count: 169. Total U.S. states: 25.

1630 KCJJ IA Iowa City - 18-Oct-2008 0354 UTC - Ad for a sports store. ID: "AM 1630 KCJJ". Into song by the band The Police. (Fair)

1480 WZRC NY New York - 18-Oct-2008 2255 UTC - Cantonese talk. ID in English on the hour "WZRC New York" (Poor)

1480 WSDS MI Salem Township - 18-Oct-2008 2356 UTC - Lively Latin music. ID in English on the hour. (Poor)

Best,
Greg Shoom
VE3LXL


Ultralight DX ..Early Morning Loggings....GREAT CONDITIONS....5 NEW ONES!!!!

robert ross
 

HI Guys:

Great Conditions through the Night..and at Sunrise today. Logged 5 NEW
STATIONS for the ULTRALIGHT LOG.....3 of which are NEW to the OVERALL LOG.
Seemed to be lots of Little Stations popping up behind the Big Guys this
morning....and of course using the SONY SRF-T615 with great Nulling
capabilities...I was able to separate the Little guys from the Big guys!!

Been a while since I logged 5 New Ones in that short of a time period!!

ULR LOG TOTALS are now........................514 STATIONS HEARD
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

73...................ROB.

*******************************************************************************************
1550 WZRK Lake Geneva, WISC. OCT/19/08 0232 EDT EE GD
IDs as "Relevant Radio" by Male DJ. Religious talk and Station Promo.
Lots of Relevant Radio IDs.......Don't know if these guys were on 1 WATT
as Listed???

RELOG.....(NEW CALLS)......But NEW to ULR # 510 1 KW/ 1 WATT NIGHTS!!
ROSS, ONT.
**********************************************************************************************
770 WAIS Buchtel, OHIO OCT/19/08 0257 EDT EE GD
In WABC NULL. Country/Cowboy Tunes. Lots of Country Music. IDs as
WAIS" Sung out with Little Jingle. Also played some Pop Oldies Stuff...but
in for over 1/2 Hour with mostly Country/Cowboy stuff. 2 or 3 IDs as "WAIS".

RELOG......But NEW to ULR # 511 1 KW DAYS???
ROSS, ONT.
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820 WWLZ Horseheads, NY OCT/19/08 0333 EDT EE GD
Spot for the "St. Joseph Health Centre" Gave a 607 Area Code Phone Number.
ID by Male DJ as "AM 820 WWLZ". Into Talk Show??
On top of the Pile.....Had WBAP Ft. Worth in there too!!

NEW STATION ULR # 512 4.1 KW/850 Watts Nights
ROSS, ONT.
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1330 WRAA Luray, VA. OCT/19/08 0642 EDT EE FAIR
Male DJ with Ad String. One Ad was for a Local Restaurant in HARRISONBURG
VIRGINIA @ 0642 EDT. Mentioned Menu Itmes for Restaurant. Then into the Mix.

NEW STATION ULR # 513 1.1 KW/26 Watts Nights
ROSS, ONT.
***************************************************************************************************
1510 WWHN Joliet, ILL. OCT/19/08 0715 EDT EE GOOD
ID given as "WHN...The Gospel Station" by Female DJ. Into Black Gospel Choir
Music til 0717 Fade Out.

NEW STATION ULR # 514 1 KW Days
ROSS, ONT.
*****************************************************************************************************
1550 WIGN Bristol, TENN OCT/19/08 0720 EDT EE VG
On top of the Pile at Sunrise!! Ads with 376 Area Code Phone Numbers.
"Thanks America.....welcome to God's Country". Spot for the "New Grace
Baptist Church in Bristol". Hair Stylist Ad in Bristol. Religious Talk.
ID as 1550 WIGN @ 0724.

RELOG.........Usually heard only at SUNSET!!! Maybe my 1st Sunrise Logging
of this!!
ROSS, ONT.
*********************************************************************************************************

73...............ROB.



Robert S. Ross VA3SW
Box 1003, Stn. B.
London, Ontario
CANADA N6A5K1

Antique/Vintage Radio Enthusiast
Amateur Radio Stations VA3SW/VE3JFC
Enjoy Ultralight Radio DXing......It's like being a KID again!!

Defy Physics.....Play Table Tennis!! (Ping Pong with an Attitude)
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Re: 300-in-30 Day Challenge, Day 8

Gil Stacy
 

"940 WCPC, Houston MS, "Radio that changes the way you live, AM 940,
WCPC, Houston MS", into Christian programming. A treat! This is only
my 2nd Mississippi station."

John,
You are doing great guns on the 30 day challenge.

WCPC is also a memorable for me. First time I booked it was on my xtl
radio. The announcer read a promo for a local cattle auction. Not
something one would hear on WCBS, for sure.

Keep up the good work.

73 Gil
Ga. coast


Re: New group member

bbwrwy
 

Greg:

Welcome aboard the hobby that making kids out a bunch of old-timers.
It's definitely surprising what can be heard on a tiny receiver like
the SRF-59. Best wishes for many DX catches.

Richard Allen,
36°22'51"N / 97°26'35"W


up to 201 UL loggings

Tim Davisson
 

Hi Guys....Basically I started ULR loggings on 8/30/08...and as of
tonight am up to 201 stations heard...using a stock Sony SRF-59:

23 states, 2 countries, 3 Canadian provinces.

Only DX an hour or so a day, maybe 3 or 4 days a week. Am also a ham
and have other hobbies.

But, am having a lot of fun, and due to the SRF-59's excellent
nulling capabilities, I'm hearing some stations I've never heard in
40+ years of AM-band DXing.


73's,

Tim, KD8GZ,
Norton, Ohio (south of Cleveland)


New group member

Greg Shoom <shoomg@...>
 

Hello all. I'm a new member to this group and I just want to introduce myself.

I've been involved in radio as a hobby on and off since I was twelve, back in 1975. Currently my two main interests are amateur radio and mediumwave DXing. I recently took up ultralight DXing. I bought a Sony SRF-59 last January and promptly logged one new station using it. But I didn't do anything more with it until last month. In early September I logged an outlet of Radio Rebelde in Cuba on 1180 kHz using a Kaito KA-1103. On an impulse, I pulled out my SRF-59 to see if I could hear this Cuban on it too. I was amazed that it was coming in just as well on this little pocket radio as on the 1103. I had also recently been reading about the ultralight awards program in the September issue of the ODXA's Listening In, so I decided to give ultralight DXing a go.

It's now the middle of October and so far I have achieved the following, all on the Sony SRF-59.
Total stations logged: 166.
U.S. states logged: 24.
Countries logged: 3.

Robert Ross and Gary Debock have also issued me the 100 Stations Heard award and the 20 U.S. States Heard award.

I'm now working towards the 200 stations heard award. I recently bought a second ultralight radio, a Sangean DT-400W, but I'm not using it yet. I want to try to get to 200 using only the SRF-59. I'm hoping this group will help with this goal.

Best,
Greg Shoom
VE3LXL

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3 new ones last night

Allen Willie
 

 
Hi Guys,
 
First time at the radio last night for any considerable length,  this past week with family matters etc.
Managed to log 3 new ones  for the ULR and overall log as follows:
 
531 khz - Musigwalle , Beromunster Switzerland  10/18/08  3:21 UTC w/ folk and instrumental nusic, german commentary (This one will shutdown on Dec 28/08) so glad I caught it before it does)
 
 
1125 khz - VivaCite' RTBF Charleroi, Belgium   10/18/08  3:02 UTC  w/ woman reading news in French , pop songs by Four Tops, talk on economy, french song
 
1690 khz - CJLO  Montreal,, Quebec  10/18/08  3:46 UTC  w/ show promo, rock music , Legal ID
 
Also
 
 
570 WMCA New York, NY  10/18/08  3:35 UTC  w/ religious programming, ID (Only 2nd time to hear this one as 560 local used to cover up, may hear more often now as 560 silent now)
 
 
73
 
Allen Willie
St. John's, Newfoundland
SRF-M37V barefoot

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300-in-30 Days Challenge, Day 9

John Cereghin <pastor@...>
 

Not as much time to DX yesterday (had the day off and went to Maryland
for most of Friday), but two new ULs at sunrise:

580 WTAG Worcester MA, 0630, area wx, ads for the "Freemasons of
Massachusetts" open house this weekend

580 WTCW Whitesburg, KY 0650, classic country mx, ID. A surprise!

Both stations are also new ones overall.

France-1377 was being reported last night. I had weak audio on the
FRG-7 but could get it on the UL.

After 9 days, I'm now up to 220 stations, with 24 new stations for the
UL log and 10 new stations overall. I am now at 371 stations for the
UL log overall.

So far, one of the benefits of the Challenge is being able to add
quite a few new stations to your logs through a more concentrated and
targeted listening effort.

While the DT-200VX may not be the top-rated UL unit, it is performing
quite nicely so far, as I am using it for most of the Challenge. It's
seems a bit deaf on the lower band, but it has pulled in 4 really nice
catches over the last two days, including Mississippi on 940, which
was a total surprise!

John Cereghin
Smyrna DE


Ultralight SUNSET DX....Another NEW Graveyarder...4th one today!!..........

robert ross
 

Hi Guys:

Well....today must have been the Official GRAVEYARD DX Day. This morning
I logged 3 New Graveyarders at Sunrise...and at Sunset today I logged 1
More.....which is also NEW to the Overall Log. I guess I'll take 'em
wherever I can find 'em!!

Radio used for this reception was.....SONY SRF-T615 BAREFOOT
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Ultralight LOG TOTALS are now..........509 Stations Heard
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

********************************************************************************
1240 WRTA Altoona, PA. OCT/17/08 1845 EDT EE GOOD
Ad for a Canon Printer Dealer in ALTOONA. ID by Male DJ as "1240
WRTA". Talk about the ALTOONA HighSchool Football Game coming up.

NEW STATION NEW ULR # 509 1 KW
ROSS, ONT.
**********************************************************************************

73.....ROB.

Robert S. Ross VA3SW
Box 1003, Stn. B.
London, Ontario
CANADA N6A5K1

Antique/Vintage Radio Enthusiast
Amateur Radio Stations VA3SW/VE3JFC
Enjoy Ultralight Radio DXing......It's like being a KID again!!

Defy Physics.....Play Table Tennis!! (Ping Pong with an Attitude)
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Re: 300-in-30 Day Challenge, Day 8

Gary DeBock
 

Hi John,
 
     Congratulations on your success so far, in the 300-in-30 Day Challenge.  You certainly are making a serious effort, and having exciting results.  217 stations in 8 days makes all of us feel inspired.
 
     Unfortunately, here on the west coast, the odds are stacked against anyone trying the 300-in 30 Day Challenge.  Sunset skip is pretty meager.  Sunrise isn't much better.  Someone trying the Challenge would probably end up mentally Challenged.  Trying for new states usually produces a State of failure.  New countries?  About as profitable as Countrywide Mortgage.  We just can't compete in much of anything except the Ultralight distance records, where we dominate (maybe some compensation for everything else?)
 
     73,  Gary DeBock