Sunday, 22 February 2015

Portable Ultralight DXing Session - Punchbowl Reserve - 22/02/2015

For the past few weeks I have been trying to get back to this location for another portable ultralight DXing session. Between other commitments, the weather (both excess heat and rain) and our new baby this has proved to me much harder than what I was expecting.

This morning I was looking after our daughter while my wife was attending a local market, this gave me the perfect chance to get back to the Punchbowl reserve. Being early on a Sunday morning not many people were around, I decided on the early start due to the expected high temperatures today. We parked in the main car park and then walked around the BBQ area and duck pound before arriving at my preferred location which is the bottom park area. I set up and undertook both another session for my long term ultralight dxing project and also a portable Ultralight DXing session. The results of these are below. On the way back to the car we took a detour bypassing the car park and headed along a very rough track to the cliff face and bridge which crosses the creek which runs along the side of this area.

Overall this was a really enjoyable session and a good excuse to get out and enjoy this area again.

Long Term Ultralight DXing Project - Results - 22/02/2015
Date: 22/02/2015
Time: 8:45 - 9:00
Location: Punchbowl Reserve, Launceston Tasmania
Weather: Warm with little cloud cover. A hot day expected.
531 - 3GG: 3
540 - 7SD: 5
549 - 2CR: 1
558 - 7BU: 4
585 - 7RN: 5
621 - 3RN: 5
693 - 3AW: 4
747 - 7PB: 4
774 - 3LO: 5
855 - 3CR: 3
900 - 7AD: 2
954 - 2UE: 0
1008 - HPON (Launceston) : 5
1080 - HPON (Hobart): 3
1116 - 3AK: 0
1179 - 3RPH: 0
1224 - 3EA: 1
1260 - 3SR: 0
1341 - HPON (Geelong): 3
1377 - 3MP: 1
1395 - 5AA: 0
1440 - 1SBS: 0
1503 - 3KND: 0
1593 - HPON (Melbourne): 0
Notes: A good session in a great location. Results were as I would have expected with most stations up until 900KHz coming it at good signal levels. 

I also had a general search of the band and was able to log these stations which were are not part of my long term ultralight dxing project.
594 - 3WV
828 - 3GI
864 - 7RPH
936 - 7ZR
1521 - POSSIBLE 2QN (This was very weak as can be seen in the video below but I did hear a few words)

Photos and video below.



















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