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Author Topic: AM broadcast on 153, 162, and 198 khz 6:20 - 6:50 utc 12-25-13  (Read 7404 times)

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153 khz  audio too faint to make anything out but definite male talking in unknown languageat 6:31 utc
162 utc  at 5:30 utc  v faint talking  then at 6:35 - 6:40 utc  much better audio, male and female announcers talking in French, bits of music at times.
198 khz  at 6:33 - 6:35 utc v faint male and female speech, no idea what language, still v faintly hear a woman and man talking at 7:05 - 7:08 utc.

Interesting, while I've heard others mention stations in this band I never before been able to hear them for myself... Great night for long wave!!!
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Re: AM broadcast on 153, 162, and 198 khz 6:20 - 6:50 utc 12-25-13
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2013, 0736 UTC »
Congrats! Have a look at this page with the LW broadcast station list.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longwave
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Re: AM broadcast on 153, 162, and 198 khz 6:20 - 6:50 utc 12-25-13
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2013, 1344 UTC »
Congrats - not bad from Montana!
There is usually only 3 or 4 nights per year that I can hear those.
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Re: AM broadcast on 153, 162, and 198 khz 6:20 - 6:50 utc 12-25-13
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2014, 0455 UTC »
Listeners in NA might want to give LW a try tonight. I am currently listening to music and talk on what sounds like Radio Romania (Antena Satelor) on 153KHz. It is not far above the noise floor, but it is there.

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Add 171KHz as well. Sounds Russian. I am thinking probably Radio Rossii.
« Last Edit: January 05, 2014, 0513 UTC by RobRich »
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Re: AM broadcast on 153, 162, and 198 khz 6:20 - 6:50 utc 12-25-13
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2014, 0057 UTC »
Starting to hear 162 France, fairly strong right now. Just a heads up
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Re: AM broadcast on 153, 162, and 198 khz 6:20 - 6:50 utc 12-25-13
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2014, 0441 UTC »
This is great news. I hope conditions are similar today, as I have yet to receive a broadcast station on LW in all my days. I am in Arizona, if I can get anything I will post here later.

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Re: AM broadcast on 153, 162, and 198 khz 6:20 - 6:50 utc 12-25-13
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2014, 2001 UTC »
Getting that noise floor as low as possible is the key. Amongst many other things, but that is always first on my list.
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Re: AM broadcast on 153, 162, and 198 khz 6:20 - 6:50 utc 12-25-13
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2014, 0550 UTC »
A low noise floor is a near requirement for transatlantic longwave listening. My "shielded" loop made from 148' of RG-6 rests horizontally on the groound. It has massive ground losses, but it also tends to help with noise. Most of my longwave listening is done via S1 or less signals, which usually put those stations right above my local noise floor. I also use the loop-on-ground up to well above 15MHz with decent results, thought usually with a 20dB preamp at such higher frequencies.

Before the loop, I was using a simple unterminated beverage-on-ground antenna built from RG-6 for my low-frequency antenna. Positive to the center conductor, which was shorted to the far end to the shield. Negative to just a ground rod. Horrid losses, but again, very low noise. If I had the space, I would deploy a true terminated beverage at several hundreds of feet in length, aimed towards Europe.
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Re: AM broadcast on 153, 162, and 198 khz 6:20 - 6:50 utc 12-25-13
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2014, 0328 UTC »
Have a broadcast station on 153KHz at 0326UTC on 5-20-2014. It is almost in the noise floor, plus there are some atmospherics, so ID is difficult. Perhaps Radio Romania.
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Re: AM broadcast on 153, 162, and 198 khz 6:20 - 6:50 utc 12-25-13
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2014, 1505 UTC »
Have a broadcast station on 153KHz at 0326UTC on 5-20-2014. It is almost in the noise floor, plus there are some atmospherics, so ID is difficult. Perhaps Radio Romania.

Could be, but more likely Deutschlandfunk from Germany.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deutschlandfunk
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