Sunday, 30 March 2014

Ultralight DXing Report - St Leonards Athletics Ground Launceston, Tasmania - Relay for life 2014 - 30/03/2014

Date: 30/03/2014
Time: 00:15 - 4:45am
Location: St Leonards Athletics Ground Launceston, Tasmania - Relay for life 2014
Radio: Digitech AR-1733
Total stations logged: 116
New stations logged: 0
Furthest station logged: 837kHz - 4RK (Rockhampton)
Medium wave radio challenge 2014 Score: 370

Notes: Over the weekend my wife and I participated in relay for life ( this is a community funding raising event where you get together a team of between 10 and 15 people and camp out at a local sports ground, the goal is to keep your baton moving around the track as a team non stop for 24 hours. Photos from this event can be seen here:

As I had a night shift between 2am and 4am I took along my Digitech AR-1733 and did some listening before and just after this shift. Overall I logged 116 stations, no new stations were logged and as I was not using my 7.5” Loopstick Tecsun PL-380, no New Zealand stations were logged. Overall it was a good session and the location on the sports track worked well, being close to the transmitter on 1008kHz did mean that stations on 999kHz and 1017kHz were blocked out very badly by this. It was also my first serious session with my AR-1733 in a long time and again it proved to be a very capable ultralight radio.

1 comment :

  1. Paul,

    Glad to hear that you enjoyed your event while having some time to DX as well.

    Allen in Newfoundland


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