Moving House - New DXing Location


Paul Blundell
 

Of late my DXing time has been limited due to work and family commitments. I have been working on MWDXerDB and am making some good progress on this. 

The exciting news is that shortly we are moving house, out of town to a farm, this has a few benefits for my DXIng:
- I will be 26km away from my local pest station on 1008kHz, instead of 7km.
- Less RF as the farm is well away from other houses
- More space to setup my DXing gear
- Access to a couple of private hill tops, this will help with the FM side of the hobby and tracking down some low power stations, being well away from the RF soup which is the city area where I currently live.

This is going to be a fresh start, I am going to start new logs and once I get a feel for the difference this makes to what I can hear and how well, I will be planning some new challenges.

Paul

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Paul


mediumwavedx
 

Congratulations, Paul. That's going to be exciting! I can't wait to hear how the new location works out.

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Bill, WE7W near Rochester, NY
https://radio-timetraveller.blogspot.com


Paul Blundell
 

Yeah, a lot of work to get it ready but will be well worth it.


On Sat, 11 Jun 2022, 8:53 pm mediumwavedx, <desertbilly@...> wrote:
Congratulations, Paul. That's going to be exciting! I can't wait to hear how the new location works out.

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Bill, WE7W near Rochester, NY
https://radio-timetraveller.blogspot.com


keith beesley
 

Sounds good, Paul, best of luck with the move, and enjoy your new QTH!


Keith Beesley
Seattle WA USA

On Sunday, June 12, 2022, 09:15:26 PM PDT, Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:


Yeah, a lot of work to get it ready but will be well worth it.

On Sat, 11 Jun 2022, 8:53 pm mediumwavedx, <desertbilly@...> wrote:
Congratulations, Paul. That's going to be exciting! I can't wait to hear how the new location works out.

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Bill, WE7W near Rochester, NY
https://radio-timetraveller.blogspot.com


Paul Blundell
 

Well after a few days I have some results.
+ I am now able to log stations on 999kHz and 1017kHz
+ A few stations that struggled in the city are much clearer.
+ The top of the band seems to generally perform better.

- A couple of my go to stations, such as 3GG on 531kHz are much harder to hear
- I have not logged any NZ stations at all

I have some plans over the weekend for some portable sessions near the beach, these I hope will produce some good results.

On Mon, Jun 13, 2022 at 5:43 PM keith beesley via groups.io <keith1226=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Sounds good, Paul, best of luck with the move, and enjoy your new QTH!


Keith Beesley
Seattle WA USA

On Sunday, June 12, 2022, 09:15:26 PM PDT, Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:


Yeah, a lot of work to get it ready but will be well worth it.

On Sat, 11 Jun 2022, 8:53 pm mediumwavedx, <desertbilly@...> wrote:
Congratulations, Paul. That's going to be exciting! I can't wait to hear how the new location works out.

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Bill, WE7W near Rochester, NY
https://radio-timetraveller.blogspot.com



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Paul


Robert Conboy
 

To me, half, or more than half of this hobby is building the setup and continuously improving it. Moving to a quiet location with sufficient land for antennas is a rare opportunity to make a giant leap in capability. Enjoy!


Paul Blundell
 

So very true Robert.

In the move, I have lost my portable radio table / stand so I am going to look at building a new one very soon. I have a heap of land now to be able to find a suitable spot for some DXing.

Paul

On Wed, Jun 29, 2022 at 8:46 AM Robert Conboy <robconboy@...> wrote:
To me, half, or more than half of this hobby is building the setup and continuously improving it. Moving to a quiet location with sufficient land for antennas is a rare opportunity to make a giant leap in capability. Enjoy!








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Paul