Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Ultralight DXing Report - Launceston Tasmania - 03/02/2014

Date: 03/02/2014
Time: 20:45 - 22:15 Local
Location: Home, Launceston Tasmania
Radio: 7.5” Loopstick Tecsun PL-380
Total stations logged: 125
New stations logged: 2
Furthest station logged: 1386 kHz - Radio Tarana (NZ) - 2430km

Notes: last night I was lucky enough to be able to devote an hour and a half last night to DXing. This was done from the comfort of my lounge room chair. Starting around 20:45 local which was after sunset some good signals were receiving from Victoria and New South Wales stations up to 774 kHz, above this the band was a mess and signal levels were very low, even some of the stronger stations which I normally hear were missing or inaudible. Sitting on my two test frequencies of 909 kHz and 1386 kHz showed some traces of signals but they were mostly below the noise floor. As the night progressed and I kept searching the band around 21:15 local the band came alive and the next hour was spent logging a large number of stations, much more than the 80-100 that I can normally hear on an average night. By the end of my session I had logged 125 stations including two new ones:
981 kHz - 2NM  

1602 kHz - NZ Print Radio was quite a catch as it is normally knocked out by a local station on 1611 kHz beaming from the same direction which makes nulling it out quite hard.

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