Friday, September 14, 2007

PUDXK is testing a new DX-pedition site for NA-listening

The PUDXK crew is testing a new DX-pedition site for Trans Atlantic (mainly NA) -MW -listening in Finnish Lapland. The site is located near the centre of Enontekiö. In many ways the site seems to be pretty good for DXing but there are certain problems concerning antennas in some essential directions especially to South America, Oceania and Asia. The terrain around the QTH is not 100% ideal (no high trees and many reindeers) to build long beverage antennas and this makes things little complicated. We tested the site with two antennas directed to the US east coast and Midwest for the first time in the end of August and we noticed the local noise level to be pretty low. However, as usual the wintertime will tell more about the noise level around the QTH in general.

The PUDXK crew will continue testing this location to find out if this site could be a usable NA-listening QTH. If so we are going to use this site mainly for short term (2-4 days) listening sessions around the predicted peak NA -conditions monthly.

Here are the first loggings of this site (ENOX1) – LA stations with NA-antennas!!

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