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Author Topic: Indy Radio 6931 AM comments 26 APR 2023  (Read 157 times)

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Indy Radio 6931 AM comments 26 APR 2023
« on: April 27, 2023, 2007 UTC »
I don't know why, but this station runs a supposed 15 watts of power and is better heard in Eastern North America than in most of Western Europe? It hits the SDR's in the Eastern Mediterranean well though. Puzzling. 

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Re: Indy Radio 6931 AM comments 26 APR 2023
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2023, 2050 UTC »
I don't know why, but this station runs a supposed 15 watts of power and is better heard in Eastern North America than in most of Western Europe? It hits the SDR's in the Eastern Mediterranean well though. Puzzling.


Don't think its a low power station always has strong carrier
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Re: Indy Radio 6931 AM comments 26 APR 2023
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2023, 2056 UTC »
I don't know why, but this station runs a supposed 15 watts of power and is better heard in Eastern North America than in most of Western Europe? It hits the SDR's in the Eastern Mediterranean well though. Puzzling.

My guess is that Indy Radio is using a vertical antenna above a very good 'ground' (understand who wants...), so the transmitting pattern is better for DX than for short distances. Just the reverse of the NVIS idea.
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Re: Indy Radio 6931 AM comments 26 APR 2023
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2023, 0338 UTC »
I often used a vertical for my 14 watt Grenade and was surprised by the distance difference between it and say an inverted V, but I was nowhere near saltwater. Just hills, rocks, and trees. Lots of all three.

 

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