Monday, August 10, 2009

Fish Hoek Dx Report - 6 April to 27 May 2009

Google Satellite Image of Fish Hoek, looking across False Bay towards Australia.

The second quarter of 2009 proved to be an excellent season for MW reception from Australia.

I was fortunate to hear 104 stations from down under (including 13 South African firsts) with the Sony SRF-M37V Ultralight and 220 metre BOG (The M37V has turned out to be an impressive performer in the Cape Peninsula / South African environment with few local stations to contend with).

Highlights included the reception and first time positive identification of 5LN Port Lincoln on 1485 kHz (200 watts) over a distance of 6 200 miles / 9 979 km and 5LC Leigh Creek (200 watts) over 6 502 miles / 10 465 km.

Perhaps the most remarkable reception of the season occurred when 2RN Wilcannia (100 watts) or 4HU Hughenden (50 watts) also made it through on 1485 kHz while 2WA Wilcannia (100 watts) or 5WM Woomera (50 watts) occupied 1584 khz.

The report (including pics and QSL highlights) is avaliable as a pdf file at

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