I went up to Kosciuszko Lookout with dxnerd this morning. This lookout is ~2160 m ASL. This was somewhat of a last minute decision so we didn’t go the whole way to Mount Kosciuszko; this may be done on a later excursion.
We took both my XHDATA D-808 and dxnerd’s Tecsun PL-390. Both receivers are equipped with longer than average whip antennas. Although Kosciuszko Lookout is hemmed in by the peaks of the Main Range (2200 m ASL), some notable DX was achieved. Both WS FM and 2MBS (Sydney) were received quite well via aircraft scatter. To the south, both Orbost and Cann River were booming in, the Orbost outlets on 95.5 and 98.7 were dominant over Jindabyne and Perisher respectively. As expected, the Albury and Riverina high powered outlets were very strong with RDS easily received from Albury.
At the Crackenback chairlift station, no DX was possible due to intense overload from the local Thredbo txs, which transmit from the Eagles’ Nest Restaurant.
On the way back, we stopped by Dead Horse Gap, ~3 km west of Thredbo and ~1580 m ASL. This is the highest point of the Alpine Way between Jindabyne and Khancoban. Reception there is mostly in a narrow corridor, favouring Mount Hotham, Falls Creek, and Omeo. We noted 89.3 3NE/t booming in with RDS and we were also able to decode RDS from both 2BDR/t 94.1 Falls Creek and 2BDR/t 90.1 Omeo. Brief As was noted from Melbourne (105.9/107.5).