Radios Of The 2010 First Final Farewell DX Contest Contest Entrants
Mike Tuggle, Lyonodyne-17, Open Class Entry
The Lyonodyne 17 was used in the crystal set category, the same set used last year. The Active Device set used in the contest is the Homodyne. Click here for the info on the radio, as used in the 2007 Active Device Contest..
Evan Haydon, Open Class Entry
This year’s crystal radio contest was fun, even though it was long. The broadcast band conditions in Lincoln were what I would call normal or generally good. I used the same crystal radio and antenna setup that I used in the 2009 contest.
23 radio stations that I identified in the 2009 contest were not heard in the 2010 contest. I identified 24 new stations in the 2010 contest to add to my all time heard list. That list now stands at 536 stations identified. For that number, I only count US and Canadian stations.
In the 2010 contest I heard stations in 33 states from California to New York. I identified 30 Canadian stations, 7 Cuban stations, and 2 Mexican stations. The most stations identified on one frequency was 9 stations on 1190 kHz.
Number of stations per week: (Jan 15 to Mar 15, 2010) Week 1 - 244 Week 2 - 42 Week 3 - 33 Week 4 - 21 Week 5 - 16 Week 6 - 17 Week 7 - 15 Week 8 - 6 Total of 394 broadcast band stations identified
Total points: 793,421
Ralf Siemieniec, Open Class and Below BCB Class Entries
Receiver Used For Long Wave Reception
Long Wave Receiver Schematic
Open Class Crystal Set Entry
Crystal Set Schematic
Spiderweb Coil Q vs. Frequency
Here is a map showing the received stations.