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Surfin': Revisiting "Where's DX?" and "Antennas in High Places"

10/09/2009

Two recent installments of Surfin' garnered some interesting and informative e-mails.

Where's DX

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."

Paul Kiesel, K7CW, suggested I visit his Web site to read about his adventure on the 1909-foot KTUL tower in Coweta, Oklahoma. Don't miss the photo of Paul at 1750 feet!

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'!

Editor's note: Stan Horzepa, WA1LOU, has written 456 installments of Surfin'. To contact Stan, send him e-mail or add comments to his blog.

 

Stan Horzepa, WA1LOU
Contributing Editor



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