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LF: Re: VA3LK hrd report

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Subject: LF: Re: VA3LK hrd report
From: "Steve McDonald" <[email protected]>
Date: Sat, 12 May 2001 20:57:58 -0700
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Yes Mike...I am looking forward to the next winter's DX season. By then I
should have a 10' dia. air core loop pointed in your direction. BTW, condx
were very poor the night I did see Larry's signal so under normal or
enhanced condx there will be a large improvement. My present rx antenna is a
squashed-up 3' diameter active loop (shielded)...certainly far less than
optimum so the reception was very encouraging.

Steve / VE7SL / CN 88 / Mayne Island, BC

> Condx poor last night but initial attempt to hear Larry's ZL sked was
> encouraging.
>
> Distance is about 2200 miles.
>
> Steve / VE7SL / CN88 Mayne Island, B.C.

This report seems to have been largely ignored but is significant for
three
reasons:

It was over 3500km, Steve is the furthest westerly station QRV and the
path
was all over land.

Steve is 7300km from England, and the best 136kHz DX so far is 6380km
(M0BMU>W4DEX) which is not too far off. Of course, the path is closer to
the
Pole and involves more land, so is likely to be more difficult.

Congratulations to both Steve and Larry.

By the way, I looked up Mayne Island on the web
(http://www.mayneisland.com/where.html).  It is in the far SW corner of
Canada and looks a really beautiful place.

73

Mike, G3XDV
http://www.lf.thersgb.net



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