Thursday, September 3, 2009

Jongensgat Dxpedition - 24th to 27th August 2009

Another enjoyable dxpedition to Jongensgat with fellow dxers Vince Stevens and John Plimmer (with John's wife Dawn and friend Willie) produced some interesting dx.

After arriving safely in Vince's 4x4 on Monday afternoon (24th August), I set up and directed the 220 metre BOG towards Argentina / over the shoulder towards Japan.


Strong signals from Japan and the Philippines were noted during the evenings. Argentina dominated across the band during the early hours with many stations still present from that part of the world after 0700 UTC with the sun well up in the sky !


The highlight of the dxpedition was the reception of Falkland Island Radio Service on 530 kHz. So far as I am aware, this is the first time that The Falkland Islands has been received on mediumwave in South Africa.

The report is available as a pdf file at

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