Monday, September 09, 2013

Arctic DX Summit - Day Four (and departure day)

Expectations for more excellent Asia and Pacific DX were high yesterday, but conditions took a deep dip as the signal paths were a lot more southerly than on Saturday. Nothing of interest was noted, except 5PA Naracoorte, SA which was heard briefly on 1161. The following night wasn't out of this world either, with mostly the usual stations heard and European signal levels rather high. Sunset was at 0245 which is quite visible on the waterfall below as the signals weaken into blue and then fade away.

Yesterday evening we had one of the KONG signature dishes. For starters we had champignons, filled with a mix of chopped chorizo, garlic and olive oil, oven-baked until perfection. The main course was reindeer tenderloins with potato paste and fried mushroom picked from under the 340 beverage path. The dinner was rounded off with cloudberries in whipped cream. We enjoyed a 2010 Shiraz Victoria from Brown Brothers with the champignons, and the sirloins were accompanied with a 2008 Barolo from Monforte D'Alba.

Today at 0800 UTC we will depart for Vadsø. Another beautiful day has arrived with clear skies and only a light breeze. The full KONG crew will return in October.

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