Greetings To Everyone,
Well I survived my special day yesterday for my 40th Anniversary since I began Dxing, atmospheric conditions were not stellar throughout the day but seemed to improve as evening approached.
All in all I had a great day doing what I love , namely Dxing . By the end of the day I had Dxed the ham , shortwave and Longwave and AM bands . I managed to tally 82 countries , 23 states and 5 provinces heard in total combined.
Later on in the evening I made a trip up on to Historic Signal Hill overlooking St. John's.
I pulled out the SRF-M37V Ultralight to do more Dxing from this special place .
It didn't take long to get the catch of the day. At 23:35 UTC ( 9:05PM) just at sunset I had portugeuse coming in very strong on 693 khz , usually English here from Talk Sport in England most nights. Further listening revealed and ID as RDP Portugal which would be via the Azores Relay. What a way to cap off the evening with a new one on the Ultralights.
I'll post the loggings I have from the Signal Hill trip as well as others I had from the homefront yesterday on the next post.
Allen Willie VO1-001-SWL
St. John's, Newfoundland
SRF-M37V / SRF-39FP / SRF-59