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Author Topic: Radio Trans Mundial/TWR Bonaire 800 kHz 02:00 UTC Jan 31 2002  (Read 316 times)

Offline radiorandy

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Radio Trans Mundial/TWR Bonaire 800 kHz 02:00 UTC Jan 31 2002

Actually tuned in at 01:30 UTC and listened until just after 02:00. Received on a small, indoor, passive, non-resonant, single wire loop antenna. Good signal tonight and have posted a YouTube clip "Radio Trans Mundial ID" with ID at about thirty seconds in:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZ5E62jl-Us


My QTH is about 1500 miles from Bonaire and I believe that they are using 400+ KW - signal beamed North (towards Cuba) each day until 03:00 UTC.

If you'd like to experiment with one of these loop antennas - they are easy to make and I will include a link to a ham website that has some detailed info at the end of this post.

The loop is very directional and often can null out interfering stations. One word of warning though - these small loops have very low signal outputs. A good, sensitive receiver is suggested for DXing. Eventually I plan to test a few antenna mounted pre-amps as well.

Here's the link to the small loop ham page :

http://www.kk5jy.net/rx-loop/


73 de Randy / WB9LUR



« Last Edit: January 31, 2022, 0411 UTC by radiorandy »
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buried radial field plus numerous boat anchors and
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I also host the "Radio New Music" show on WBCQ's Radio Angela Shortwave

email: randywithford@yahoo.com

... de WB9LUR in N Florida

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Re: Radio Trans Mundial/TWR Bonaire 800 kHz 02:00 UTC Jan 31 2002
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2022, 1857 UTC »
eQSL received from Radio Trans Mundial

http://callingdx.com/eQSL-RadioTransMundial-TWR.jpg
Kenwood TS-590 / Multiband vertical antenna over
buried radial field plus numerous boat anchors and
portables with an evolving array of wire antennas.

I also host the "Radio New Music" show on WBCQ's Radio Angela Shortwave

email: randywithford@yahoo.com

... de WB9LUR in N Florida

 

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