Ultralight First and Records List UPDATED

John H. Bryant <bjohnorcas@...>

I've just posted the latest update of the Ultralight Firsts and Records list to the Ultralight Files area of dxer.ca


Allen Willie of St. Johns, Newfoundland has added two more first country catches (Romania and Denmark) and Paul Logan of Northern Ireland has finally broken the TA barrier from East to West. Following that first TA reception, Paul continued to reach Across the Pond and OBLITERATE most of the World-wide Distance Records for various transmitter powers. His latest catch didn't even make the list yet.... a new record at 1000 watts:

1700 KVNS Brownsville TX, 4-9-08, Sony SRF59 Unlimited (with 2 foot loop)

4794 miles / 7715 km

That is stunning for a cheap little ANALOG pocket radio, even with the assistance of a two foot loop antenna!  The Northwest crew are going to have to struggle to surpass that record this season (or the next, for that matter!)


John B.
Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA
Rcvrs: WiNRADiO 313e, Eton e1, NRD-535(kiwa-mods) + Flocka Ultralights
Antennas: 700' NE/SW mini-Bev, Wellbrook Phased Array (pre-production version)