This is my blog devoted to the hobby of Ultralight Radio DXing, promoting the Ultralight DXing hobby and to share my loggings and other associated information. My main interest is in portable Ultralight DXing and this is something I try to do as often as possible. I am a part of the Pop'Comm Monitoring Station program and hold the station ID VKPC7PB.
New stations logged: 2- 783kHz (8AL) / 1602kHz (5LC)
Furthest station logged: 1296kHz - 6RN (Wagin) -
Medium wave radio challenge 2014 Score: 516
Notes: My wife and I have just returned from a
nice weekend away at Boat Harbour / Table Cape on the North West coast of
Tasmania. After arriving at our accommodation and having a quick lunch we took
a trip to the Table Cape lookout / light house where I undertook a quick portable
ultralight dxing session, while I did this my wife was taking photos around
this area. This was mid afternoon so I was not expecting amazing results; I
managed to log 27 stations which I think was a good result. I also took some
photos from here (see below)
Next we headed down to Boat Harbour Beach, as we
arrived a large storm could be seen up on Table Cape, we timed leaving there
very well. My wife again took some photos while I have a listen to the radio,
sadly nothing of any interest was logged so I went for a walk with her out and
around the point, from here we got some excellent photos. By this time the daylight
was almost over so we headed back to our accommodation to have a walk in the
gardens before we lost the last light of the day.
Later in the night after dinner, I went and sat
outside and undertook a session from the back deck of our accommodation. Here I
logged 134 stations, including a large number which I had logged earlier in the
afternoon so these have only been included in my loggings once. This location
proved to be excellent RF wise and I managed to log two new stations before the
rain set in again:
- 783kHz (8AL) Alice Springs (2KW) @ 2210km. This
is my first Northern Territory station on an ultralight radio and I have now
managed to log a station from every Australian mainland state and territory.
- 1602kHz (5LC) Leigh Creek South (200W) @ 1322km.
This is a low power station which I was able to pull out of the noise on this
Overall this was a very enjoyable weekend away and
I hope to get back to this location again in the future. I had planned on
heading down to the beach after dark for a portable ultralight dxing session but
the rain put a stop to this. Hopefully next time the weather is better.