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Offline IZS4

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VHF Marine and NOAA distance
« on: February 13, 2020, 1947 UTC »
I was curious if anyone does much VHF marine or NOAA DXing and if so what type of distances have seen. Thanks
Listening on an Icom-718 with a 135' OCF dipole or a RSP2.  Grundig G3 and MLA-30 when portable. When QRP I use a Hendricks PFR-3 I built. Coverage is 20,30 and 40 meters.

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Re: VHF Marine and NOAA distance
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2020, 2153 UTC »
During ducting events the NOAA weather radio channels can get pretty crazy.  Iíve logged stations hundreds of miles away during very good band conditions. 

Theyíre de facto VHF beacons.  The only issue is the transmitters donít all transmit the same output power, have the same antenna directionality or elevation...but all the info (including coverage maps, transmitter output power, etc.) can be found on the NOAA Weather Radio homepage. 
U.S. East Coast, various HF/VHF/UHF radios/scanners/receivers