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This might be the wrong board to post this on but, I can't figure out what these solid red lines are on the 90 meters broadcast except for a weather transmission (3410). Can anybody explain this for me?


Equipment / Re: SW Receiver Recommendations
« on: January 26, 2022, 1648 UTC »
An Airspy HF+ Discovery.

^This. Good lucking finding a better performing new HF receiver option for under $200.

I sometimes use my RTL-SDRs for very casual HF listening, though that is with upconverters converters and various RF filters. I already had some of the components available, so "whatever" in my case, but otherwise I certainly agree the extra costs are too much for the very limited HF performance.

Equipment / Re: SW Receiver Recommendations
« on: January 25, 2022, 1340 UTC »
Thanks, yes I am a beginner sorry about that. I think I will just make a wire antenna for now.

Equipment / SW Receiver Recommendations
« on: January 24, 2022, 2007 UTC »
Does anybody have a recommendation for shortwave receivers for dx? The only one I have is an old Realistic DX-440.

Amateur Radio / Re: Ham Radio on the Moon
« on: January 24, 2022, 2002 UTC »
That's wild,

The fact that radios and moon landers have gotten that small...

Amateur Radio / Re: Equipment Recommendations?
« on: January 02, 2022, 1633 UTC »
Any hamradio will suit your needs and there's a lot out there second hand. It's down to personal preference so best to see if you can visit somewhere that sells older radios and try one for size. Older radios (valve hybrids) like the FT101ZD can be had quite cheaply now but recommended something less than 20 years old with a built in antenna tuner.

Good luck on your quest!


Thank you (and everybody else who helped out)!

Amateur Radio / Equipment Recommendations?
« on: December 31, 2021, 0154 UTC »
Hey, I'm new here and I wanted to know if anybody had some recommendations for a HF base station rig? Preferably something older to reduce the price. Another detail that should be noted is that I am not Extra Class yet, but I would like to have something that would last a while and that would still work well through different classes.

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