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Re: ULR Worldwide 10 kW DX Distance Record Broken

Gary DeBock
 

Hi Allen,
 
Tony King in Greytown, New Zealand has also most likely broken the Worldwide ULR DX Distance record for reception of 1 kW stations with his logging of 1690-CJLO in Montreal, Quebec  on October 31, 2013. He has made so many phenomenal receptions on the X-Band that I've almost lost track of them. He sent me this awesome MP3 link for his reception of 1620-WDHP (10/1 kW) in St. Croix, Virgin Islands recently on Christmas day (with a strong ID at the end of the recording) 
 
73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
  

-----Original Message-----
From: Allen Willie
To: ultralightdx
Sent: Mon, Feb 10, 2014 8:51 am
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] ULR Worldwide 10 kW DX Distance Record Broken

 
Tony,
 
Congratulations on setting a new ULR Worldwide 10 kW distance record from there in New Zealand . I will be adding / updating your recent achievement to the Ultralight Records list in due time .
 
Great achievement and Good DX to you
 
Allen Willie
Carbonear, Newfoundland
 
 


On Monday, February 10, 2014 11:16:43 AM, Tony Ward <tonyward@...> wrote:
 
Bringing more glory to the rare category of NZ'ers named Tony, Tony! Well done!!
 
Tony Ward (VE3NO) NYAA Starfest
Whitby, ON

tonyward@...
http://www.nyaa.ca

Free the Glutens!


On Monday, February 10, 2014 4:32:45 AM, Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:
 
Well done Tony.


On Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 7:28 PM, <D1028Gary@...> wrote:
 
Hello All,
 
As many of us watch the Gold Medals being awarded in the Winter Olympics, one of our master Ultralight Radio transoceanic DXers has managed a reception worthy of the highest spot on the DXing Awards Podium!
 
Tony King of Greytown, New Zealand, the "Kiwi King" of X-Band DX, has received 1690-WPTX in Lexington Park, MD, USA, (10 kW/ 1 kW) on his PL-380 at a distance of 14,003 km/ 8,701 miles. This breaks the previous 10 kW DX record in the Ultralight Unlimited Class, set by Gary Deacon in Seefontein, South Africa on March 18, 2009 for his reception of 1660-WWRU in Elizabeth, NJ, USA (12, 455 km/ 7,739 miles). Let's all give Tony warm congratulations for his outstanding achievement!
 
73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
Ultralight Radio Group Co-Founder
 
 
 
  






Newfoundland Ultralight Radio Log Feb 10

Allen Willie
 

Hello to All,

Despite stormier propagation conditions , a good variety of Trans-Atlantic countries were audible last night .

BBC 5 Live on 909 khz and Radio Nacional from Spain on 855 were still audible this morning at 5:00 AM local time .

Nothing new for the Ultralight log was discovered during the evening , however one new station was heard early this morning

1360 - WNJC - Washington Township, New Jersey 8:50 UTC 2/10/14 w/ songs by Dean Martin & Nat King Cole, Legal ID, announcer mentioned "Double Pleasure " feature w/ two songs by each musical artist played ( mixing with and over WDRC in Hartford CT at times )(matched webstream @ tunein.com w/ slight delay on webstream. Data available indicates 800 watts nights although that is possibly suspect

Ultralight Station # 1232

 

Receiver: SRF-M37W barefoot

 

Good DX

Allen Willie VOPC1AA

Carbonear, Newfoundland


Re: ULR Worldwide 10 kW DX Distance Record Broken

Allen Willie
 

Tony,
 
Congratulations on setting a new ULR Worldwide 10 kW distance record from there in New Zealand . I will be adding / updating your recent achievement to the Ultralight Records list in due time .
 
Great achievement and Good DX to you
 
Allen Willie
Carbonear, Newfoundland
 
 


On Monday, February 10, 2014 11:16:43 AM, Tony Ward wrote:
 
Bringing more glory to the rare category of NZ'ers named Tony, Tony! Well done!!
 
Tony Ward (VE3NO) NYAA Starfest
Whitby, ON

tonyward@...
http://www.nyaa.ca

Free the Glutens!


On Monday, February 10, 2014 4:32:45 AM, Paul Blundell wrote:
 
Well done Tony.


On Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 7:28 PM, <D1028Gary@...> wrote:
 
Hello All,
 
As many of us watch the Gold Medals being awarded in the Winter Olympics, one of our master Ultralight Radio transoceanic DXers has managed a reception worthy of the highest spot on the DXing Awards Podium!
 
Tony King of Greytown, New Zealand, the "Kiwi King" of X-Band DX, has received 1690-WPTX in Lexington Park, MD, USA, (10 kW/ 1 kW) on his PL-380 at a distance of 14,003 km/ 8,701 miles. This breaks the previous 10 kW DX record in the Ultralight Unlimited Class, set by Gary Deacon in Seefontein, South Africa on March 18, 2009 for his reception of 1660-WWRU in Elizabeth, NJ, USA (12, 455 km/ 7,739 miles). Let's all give Tony warm congratulations for his outstanding achievement!
 
73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
Ultralight Radio Group Co-Founder
 
 
 
  






Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 2-10

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
Like Dennis reported, it was a very good morning for Asians on both the low and high bands. The session started off at 1430 here, and a decent sunrise enhancement brought up the signals of several second-tier TP's, continuing until around 1525 here. The Japanese were well represented, but a few mainland Asia TP's were also pretty vibrant.
 
558  HLQH  Daegu, S. Korea   Fair with
         long set music at 1451, // 603
594  JOAK  Tokyo, Japan   Very good with
        Japanese talk at 1438; strongest low band TP
603  HLSA  Namyang, S. Korea  Fair-good
        at 1500 TOH with KBS ID and 3 + 1 pips
639  CNR1  China Synchros   Poor-fair at
        1507 with male-female Chinese news
648  VOR  Razdolnoye, Russia  Poor-fair under
        CISL splatter during peak sunrise enhancement
657  R. Pyongyang, N. Korea   Fair-good with
        female Korean speech at 1504
738  BEL2  Penghu, Taiwan  Presumed the one with
       weak Chinese speech under KCBS splatter at 1507
747  JOIB  Sapporo, Japan  Fair Japanese speech at
       1502, but troubled by 750-Portland
828  JOBB  Osaka, Japan  Very good Japanese male
       speech at 1510; one of its best signals recently
936  Anhui, China (presumed)  Poor-fair Chinese
       female speech in and out of noise at 1509
972  HLCA  Dangjin, S. Korea   Very good Korean
       male-female conversation at 1511
1134  JOQR  Tokyo, Japan  Good rapid-fire Japanese
      male-female speech at 1456; usually KBS here
1287  JOHR  Sapporo, Japan  Fair-good with Japanese
      talk at 1504
1377  CNR1  China  In and out of noise with male
      Chinese speech at 1513
1503  JOUK  Akita, Japan  Good Japanese conversation
      at 1510,  // 594
1566 HLAZ  Jeju, S. Korea  Very good Chinese male
      speech during religious program at 1505
1575  VOA  Ban Rassom, Thailand  Good Asiatic language
      male speech at 1453
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
C.Crane SWP 7.5" Slider loopstick Ultralight +
12" Experimental FSL antenna
 
 
     
       
         


Re: ULR Worldwide 10 kW DX Distance Record Broken

Tony Ward
 

Bringing more glory to the rare category of NZ'ers named Tony, Tony! Well done!!
 
Tony Ward (VE3NO) NYAA Starfest
Whitby, ON

tonyward@...
http://www.nyaa.ca

Free the Glutens!


On Monday, February 10, 2014 4:32:45 AM, Paul Blundell wrote:
 
Well done Tony.


On Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 7:28 PM, <D1028Gary@...> wrote:
 
Hello All,
 
As many of us watch the Gold Medals being awarded in the Winter Olympics, one of our master Ultralight Radio transoceanic DXers has managed a reception worthy of the highest spot on the DXing Awards Podium!
 
Tony King of Greytown, New Zealand, the "Kiwi King" of X-Band DX, has received 1690-WPTX in Lexington Park, MD, USA, (10 kW/ 1 kW) on his PL-380 at a distance of 14,003 km/ 8,701 miles. This breaks the previous 10 kW DX record in the Ultralight Unlimited Class, set by Gary Deacon in Seefontein, South Africa on March 18, 2009 for his reception of 1660-WWRU in Elizabeth, NJ, USA (12, 455 km/ 7,739 miles). Let's all give Tony warm congratulations for his outstanding achievement!
 
73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
Ultralight Radio Group Co-Founder
 
 
 
  




Re: Ultralight DXing Blogs / Webistes

mediumwavedx
 

Hi Paul,

I have a lot of mediumwave related information on my blog, including US mediumwave database info and patterns:

http://radio-timetraveller.blogspot.com

Bill


Re: ULR Worldwide 10 kW DX Distance Record Broken

Paul Blundell
 

Well done Tony.


On Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 7:28 PM, <D1028Gary@...> wrote:
 

Hello All,
 
As many of us watch the Gold Medals being awarded in the Winter Olympics, one of our master Ultralight Radio transoceanic DXers has managed a reception worthy of the highest spot on the DXing Awards Podium!
 
Tony King of Greytown, New Zealand, the "Kiwi King" of X-Band DX, has received 1690-WPTX in Lexington Park, MD, USA, (10 kW/ 1 kW) on his PL-380 at a distance of 14,003 km/ 8,701 miles. This breaks the previous 10 kW DX record in the Ultralight Unlimited Class, set by Gary Deacon in Seefontein, South Africa on March 18, 2009 for his reception of 1660-WWRU in Elizabeth, NJ, USA (12, 455 km/ 7,739 miles). Let's all give Tony warm congratulations for his outstanding achievement!
 
73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
Ultralight Radio Group Co-Founder
 
 
 
  



ULR Worldwide 10 kW DX Distance Record Broken

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
As many of us watch the Gold Medals being awarded in the Winter Olympics, one of our master Ultralight Radio transoceanic DXers has managed a reception worthy of the highest spot on the DXing Awards Podium!
 
Tony King of Greytown, New Zealand, the "Kiwi King" of X-Band DX, has received 1690-WPTX in Lexington Park, MD, USA, (10 kW/ 1 kW) on his PL-380 at a distance of 14,003 km/ 8,701 miles. This breaks the previous 10 kW DX record in the Ultralight Unlimited Class, set by Gary Deacon in Seefontein, South Africa on March 18, 2009 for his reception of 1660-WWRU in Elizabeth, NJ, USA (12, 455 km/ 7,739 miles). Let's all give Tony warm congratulations for his outstanding achievement!
 
73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
Ultralight Radio Group Co-Founder
 
 
 
  


Ultralight DXing Blogs / Webistes

Paul Blundell
 

I have been creating a page on my blog with links to other radio related websites, does anybody have a blog or they would like me to add?

http://ultralightdxing.blogspot.com.au/p/links-to-other-radio-websites.html

Regards
Paul


Re: Ultralight DXing Report - Launceston Tasmania - 08/02/2014 - Night Session

Paul Blundell
 

Hi Gary,

Thanks for the reply. 

I have been meaning to try a session at sunrise, I have planned this a couple of times but have not made it as yet, maybe this weekend if everything goes to plan I can be early enough. 

Thank you for the frequencies to try around sunset, I have added them to my list of frequencies to check. I sometimes check on the 10 kHz frequencies for stations but have not found any as yet.




On Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 7:30 AM, <D1028Gary@...> wrote:
 

Paul,
 
Nice work on the new loggings, especially the ones from West Australia and NZ.
 
Assuming that your wife would tolerate such escapades, you might try a listening session around sunrise in Tasmania, just around the time that daylight begins to break. Propagation to the west is usually enhanced at this time, and you should be able to track down some new ones in South and West Australia. Around local sunset you might also give a listen for 666-Noumea (New Caledonia) or 738-Tahiti (both in French), as well as 558-Fiji and 1017-Tonga. Last July on the Oregon cliffs 1017-Tonga was usually signing off (with musical fanfare) around 1100 UTC, but varying as late as 1200 UTC. Of course there are also quite a few powerful AM stations in the U.S. state of Hawaii which might show up for you around sunset,  but you will need to search for them on the 10 kHz band plan system.
 
73 and Good Luck,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
 
     
-----Original Message-----
From: Paul <tanger32au@...>
To: ultralightdx <ultralightdx@...>
Sent: Sun, Feb 9, 2014 12:15 am
Subject: [ultralightdx] Ultralight DXing Report - Launceston Tasmania - 08/02/2014 - Night Session

 
Date: 08/02/2014
Time: 22:20 - 23:00 Local
Location: Home, Launceston Tasmania
Radio: 7.5" Loopstick Tecsun PL-380
Total stations logged: 140
New stations logged: 8
Furthest station logged: 783 kHz - 6VA - Albany- 2642Km

Notes: Last night was my latest session in quite a few months; the hot weather meant that I didn't go to bed until a lot later than normal. This was a huge benefit to me as I managed to log 140 stations and 8 new stations including a new distance record for myself of 2642Km which was 6VA from West Australian, the later time meant that they were also in darkness which would have been the reason for this logging. It was a quite enjoyable session except for the hot weather which was to the point of making me feel sick and very uncomfortable. The results from last night has given me a real boast and I am keen to try some different times of the night to see what I can hear.

Below are the new stations I logged.

783 6VA - Albany WA
855 4QB - Pialba QLD
1071 RADIO NZ I-NZ
1107 Radio Live I-NZ
1215 NewstalkZB I-NZ
1242 5AU - Port Augusta SA
1458 RADIO NZ I-NZ
1557 HPON - Renmark/Loxton SA

http://ultralightdxing.blogspot.com.au/2014/02/ultralight-dxing-report-launceston_9.html



Re: Ultralight DXing Report - Launceston Tasmania - 08/02/2014 - Night Session

Gary DeBock
 

Paul,
 
Nice work on the new loggings, especially the ones from West Australia and NZ.
 
Assuming that your wife would tolerate such escapades, you might try a listening session around sunrise in Tasmania, just around the time that daylight begins to break. Propagation to the west is usually enhanced at this time, and you should be able to track down some new ones in South and West Australia. Around local sunset you might also give a listen for 666-Noumea (New Caledonia) or 738-Tahiti (both in French), as well as 558-Fiji and 1017-Tonga. Last July on the Oregon cliffs 1017-Tonga was usually signing off (with musical fanfare) around 1100 UTC, but varying as late as 1200 UTC. Of course there are also quite a few powerful AM stations in the U.S. state of Hawaii which might show up for you around sunset,  but you will need to search for them on the 10 kHz band plan system.
 
73 and Good Luck,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
 
     

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul
To: ultralightdx
Sent: Sun, Feb 9, 2014 12:15 am
Subject: [ultralightdx] Ultralight DXing Report - Launceston Tasmania - 08/02/2014 - Night Session

 
Date: 08/02/2014
Time: 22:20 - 23:00 Local
Location: Home, Launceston Tasmania
Radio: 7.5" Loopstick Tecsun PL-380
Total stations logged: 140
New stations logged: 8
Furthest station logged: 783 kHz - 6VA - Albany- 2642Km

Notes: Last night was my latest session in quite a few months; the hot weather meant that I didn't go to bed until a lot later than normal. This was a huge benefit to me as I managed to log 140 stations and 8 new stations including a new distance record for myself of 2642Km which was 6VA from West Australian, the later time meant that they were also in darkness which would have been the reason for this logging. It was a quite enjoyable session except for the hot weather which was to the point of making me feel sick and very uncomfortable. The results from last night has given me a real boast and I am keen to try some different times of the night to see what I can hear.

Below are the new stations I logged.

783 6VA - Albany WA
855 4QB - Pialba QLD
1071 RADIO NZ I-NZ
1107 Radio Live I-NZ
1215 NewstalkZB I-NZ
1242 5AU - Port Augusta SA
1458 RADIO NZ I-NZ
1557 HPON - Renmark/Loxton SA

http://ultralightdxing.blogspot.com.au/2014/02/ultralight-dxing-report-launceston_9.html


Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 2-9

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
Like Dennis I enjoyed some nice Asian propagation on both the low and high band this morning, although (as usual) with fewer Japanese signals than in Kalama. There were a few more Asian mainland stations showing up on the low band here, however (also as usual). 972-HLCA and 1575-VOA both had pretty impressive signals.
 
My session started off at 1440 in the frozen back yard, with 3 inches of snow to make things interesting. 1575-VOA already had a very potent signal by this time, and was far and away the strongest Asian on the band at that time. 1503-JOUK (good) and 1566-HLAZ (good) also had vibrant signals on the high band prior to the 1500 TOH, although 1593-CNR1 was weaker than usual. Prior to 1500 the low band Asians were still pretty anemic, with only 594-JOAK (very good) having much energy. The low band Asians got a boost with the increasing sunlight around 1505, however, and included 558-HLQH (fair in 560 splatter at 1507), 594-JOAK (very good at 1510), 603-HLSA (fair at 1505, without China), 648-VOR (fair at 1511) and 657-Pyongyang (poor-fair at 1515). 972-HLCA was also having some very good peaks around this time, and 1575-VOA was keeping up its energetic performance. Asian signals collapsed here pretty dramatically at 1520, though, with both audio and carriers dropping down into the noise suddenly. 972-HLCA and 1575-VOA were the stars of the morning here, both with potent signals in and out of the domestic splatter.
 
972  HLCA  Dangjin, S. Korea   Very good
          Korean speech over "Freedom 970"
          at 1510
 
1575  VOA  Ban Rassom, Thailand   Very
         good Asiatic language speech at 1455;
         strong signals throughout the session
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
C.Crane SWP 7.5" Slider loopstick Ultralight +
12" Experimental FSL antenna
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Newfoundland Ultralight Radio Log Feb 8

Allen Willie
 

Hello To All,

Another new entry for the Ultralight Logbook late yesterday afternoon. Conditions were surprisingly good even with the rise in the Solar K Index.

The middle eastern stations were dominant during the time period and several Iranian stations had good signals amongst those heard.

 

1242 - IRAN - IRIB Radio Iran, Zanjan 20:20 UTC 2/8/24 w/ deep voiced man in Farsi language, ment. of Iran followed by music (heard on peaks through a mix with Absolute Radio & France on the frequency

Ultralight Station # 1231 Trans-Atlantic Station # 495

 

Receiver: SRF-M37W barefoot

 

Good DX

Allen Willie VOPC1AA

Carbonear, Newfoundland


Ultralight DXing Report - Launceston Tasmania - 08/02/2014 - Night Session

Paul Blundell
 

Date: 08/02/2014
Time: 22:20 - 23:00 Local
Location: Home, Launceston Tasmania
Radio: 7.5" Loopstick Tecsun PL-380
Total stations logged: 140
New stations logged: 8
Furthest station logged: 783 kHz - 6VA - Albany- 2642Km

Notes: Last night was my latest session in quite a few months; the hot weather meant that I didn't go to bed until a lot later than normal. This was a huge benefit to me as I managed to log 140 stations and 8 new stations including a new distance record for myself of 2642Km which was 6VA from West Australian, the later time meant that they were also in darkness which would have been the reason for this logging. It was a quite enjoyable session except for the hot weather which was to the point of making me feel sick and very uncomfortable. The results from last night has given me a real boast and I am keen to try some different times of the night to see what I can hear.

Below are the new stations I logged.

783 6VA - Albany WA
855 4QB - Pialba QLD
1071 RADIO NZ I-NZ
1107 Radio Live I-NZ
1215 NewstalkZB I-NZ
1242 5AU - Port Augusta SA
1458 RADIO NZ I-NZ
1557 HPON - Renmark/Loxton SA

http://ultralightdxing.blogspot.com.au/2014/02/ultralight-dxing-report-launceston_9.html


Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 2-8

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
A fairly good sunrise enhancement session from 1440-1515 here this morning featured the low band Asians, with 594-JOAK briefly reaching its best audio of the entire season around 1507.
 
As usual the band was practically comatose around 1430, with only occasional poor audio from 594-JOAK and 1593-CNR1. Nothing much changed until around 1455, when the increasing daylight boosted up 594-JOAK dramatically, and also brought 603-HLSA (free of China) up out of the noise to reach a fair level with its 3 + 1 pips at the 1500 TOH. 657-Pyongyang also came out of the noise to reach a fair level at this time, and 639-CNR1 was in and out with threshold audio around 1512. Joining these low band TP's were 972-HLCA and 1134-KBS, both in and out with fair audio around 1515. The high band received no sunrise boost at all here, and the previously fair signal from 1593-CNR1 (around 1450) was long gone by 1510. None of the high band regulars had any audio at all by that time, with anemic signals from 1566-HLAZ and 1575-VOA having bailed around 1505. On the other hand 594-JOAK's signal at 1507 was impressive indeed, hitting an excellent peak briefly to record its strongest audio of the entire season.
 
594  JOAK  Tokyo, Japan   Excellent level Japanese news
            briefly at 1507, its strongest audio of the entire season here
 
603  HLSA  Namyang, S. Korea   Fair level interval music,
            female KBS ID and 3 + 1 time pips at 1500 TOH;
            no sign of usual Chinese co-channel
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
C.Crane SWP 7.5" Slider loopstick Ultralight +
12" Experimental FSL antenna (in the frozen back yard)
 
 
           


Re: Rockwork 4 Ocean Cliff-- Aerial View

Gary DeBock
 

So true, Tony. The S9+ South Pacific signals at the Cliff are awesome Buried Treasure for AM- DXers! 
 
Local Kiwi transplant Theo D. has been giving me some Maori lessons, in preparation for summer DXing on the Cliff. Who knows-- I might even be able to decipher a few words on the late-night 585-603-765 network :-)
 
73, Gary
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Tony King
To: ultralightdx
Sent: Fri, Feb 7, 2014 5:11 pm
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: Rockwork 4 Ocean Cliff-- Aerial View

 
Great photo Gary. Ah ! the Buried Treasure must be the embedded signals in the cliff face.
Tony


Ultralight DXing Report - Launceston Tasmania - 08/02/2014 - With Photos

Paul Blundell
 

I have just uploaded my report on today's ultralight dxing session at Freelands Lookout with photos.

http://ultralightdxing.blogspot.com.au/2014/02/ultralight-dxing-report-launceston_8.html


Re: Battery News

Rik
 

I like the slow self discharge SANYO ENELOOPS NiMH rechargables. The 2000 mAhr AA hold a charge for several years in radios I don't use often, and as far as I know they never leak so they won't damage a radio. I don't really know how old my oldest ones are, probably at least 7 years and still going strong. Once in a while one cell in a group from a radio takes longer to charge, so I recharge that cell again, and then the voltages on the whole set are the same. I do recomend using a charger which does each cell indivigually rather than in pairs. I like my 4 cell MAHA charger which can be powered with a 12 volt lighter cord. It is the MH-C401FS.-FARMERIK


Newfoundland Ultralight Radio Log February 7

Allen Willie
 

Hello To All,

Good propagation here in the North Atlantic this evening . So far I have heard 37 countries 19 US states and 5 Canadian provinces. Another new addition to the Ultralight log earlier today during the late afternoon.

 

756 khz - ROMANIA - Romania Actualitati various 20:44 UTC 2/7/14 w/ woman in Romanian commentary followed by ID ( signal was mixing with Germany on the frequency )

 

Ultralight Station # 1230 Trans-Atlantic Station # 494

 

Receiver: SRF-M37W barefoot

 

Good DX

Allen Willie VOPC1AA

Carbonear, Newfoundland


Re: Rockwork 4 Ocean Cliff-- Aerial View

Tony King <tonyzl@...>
 

Great photo Gary. Ah ! the Buried Treasure must be the embedded signals in the cliff face.
Tony