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Author Topic: The FM DX Season has begun again!  (Read 11974 times)

Offline atrainradio

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The FM DX Season has begun again!
« on: March 08, 2015, 1500 UTC »
I believe that now since it is Daylight Savings Time, and practically spring (thank god) that the FM DX 2015 Season is upon us! Now is the time for us to transition from MW DX and put aside the loop antennas and set up our rabbit ears and rooftops and make sure you got your digital recorders ready for the early tastes of FM DX!
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Re: The FM DX Season has begun again!
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2015, 1517 UTC »
... and put aside the loop antennas and set up our rabbit ears and rooftops...

Atrain: that's crazy talk!
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Re: The FM DX Season has begun again!
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2015, 2309 UTC »
Haha you know what I mean. I'd never put away the loop but again, you know what I mean.
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Re: The FM DX Season has begun again!
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2015, 2346 UTC »
Sure do, but I couldn't resist!
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Re: The FM DX Season has begun again!
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2015, 0734 UTC »
Are we not allowed to use a VHF loop? ;)

Anyone using an interesting antenna for VHF monitoring? I am currently omni on VHF and above. Usual discone, plus a crossed dipole for the FM broadcast band. I probably should toss together a yagi sometime.
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