I am sure you can make a dummy load work DX when you near the ocean! I have worked a number of ""Near Ocean Mobiles"" from Hawaii all with great signals. Even the miserable ham sticks work! G4AKC has been active around the bands with his trolley mobile, he even has pileups when he is pedestrian mobile near the ocean. Its just unfortunate that many coastal strips are nothing more the strip club strips with tons of RF pollution.