Surfin': Revisiting "Where's DX?" and "Antennas in High Places"
Two recent installments of Surfin' garnered some interesting and informative e-mails.
Last week's Where's DX resulted in e-mails proffering other sources for DXpedition information. Bernie McClenny, W3UR, e-mailed me with some additional pertinent DX links:
"How's DX" column in QST magazine, edited by Bernie, W3UR
The Daily DX Calendar (open to the public)
The Daily DX and The Weekly DX newsletters (subscription based)
Meanwhile, Bill Cruikshank, K2WC, e-mailed me that he prefers VE3SUN -- DX Monitor as his source of DX information.
Antennas in High Places
September 18th's Antennas in High Places also resulted in a slew of e-mails.
Stephen Reynolds, W4CNG, wrote, "While growing up and starting my broadcast radio and TV career in the 1960s, I had the pleasure of working for the station that had the world's tallest structure at 1749 feet -- the WTVM/WRBL-TV and WVRK-FM tower. There used to be a billboard on US 280 between Columbus and Cusseta, Georgia, where the tower is located that had a big arrow to the left that said World's Tallest Structure."
Finally, Dave Finley, N1IRZ, of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory informed me about a radio telescope antenna that may have set a new record operating from Chile's 16,500-foot-high plateau of Chajnantor. A giant, custom-built transporter hauled the antenna up the plateau.
Until next time, keep on surfin'!
Stan Horzepa, WA1LOU