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 Post subject: Re: The Listening Post
PostPosted: Oct Sun 10, 2021 5:10 am 
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WSB, 750 a.m. Atlanta Ga. heard in Erie, Pa., 800 miles

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 Post subject: Re: The Listening Post
PostPosted: Oct Thu 14, 2021 6:40 am 
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WCKY 1530 ESPN Radio Cincinnati, OH heard 12:30AM CST. Radio is Panasonic R-1027.


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 Post subject: Re: The Listening Post
PostPosted: Oct Fri 15, 2021 10:42 pm 
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That is one hell of a signal bounce. When I lived in NE Pa, I used to listen to WCKY when it was Country format in the mid to late '50's.

I remember when WABC, NYC bounced a strong signal at night into Miami, Fla, in the late '60's.

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 Post subject: Re: The Listening Post
PostPosted: Oct Wed 20, 2021 2:06 am 
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Scrolling around the dial last night while my wife was in the grocery store...near Pittsburgh...around 5:30 PM. Nice copy on WHO 1040, KMOX 1120, 1130 Bloomberg NYC and a couple other ones I used to get all the time like WBT 1110 and WRVA. WHO and KMOX are harder and harder to get on a consistent basis for some reason...not that there's much to hear...

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 Post subject: Re: The Listening Post
PostPosted: Oct Wed 20, 2021 3:06 am 
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TJM70 wrote:
Scrolling around the dial last night while my wife was in the grocery store...near Pittsburgh...around 5:30 PM. Nice copy on WHO 1040, KMOX 1120, 1130 Bloomberg NYC and a couple other ones I used to get all the time like WBT 1110 and WRVA. WHO and KMOX are harder and harder to get on a consistent basis for some reason...not that there's much to hear...

Could be because the Sun is entering a more active phase. There have been a bunch of CMEs lately and corresponding geomagnetic storms. This will certainly affect skip.

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 Post subject: Re: The Listening Post
PostPosted: Oct Wed 20, 2021 3:36 am 
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DX'd VLF station NWC at 19.8 kHz from central Texas. VERY faint. NWC is located near Exmouth, Western Australia, on the North West Cape at 21.82°S, 114.17°E. About 10,400 miles from my location.
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Radio is AirSpy HF+ Discovery
Antenna is 25" YouLoop (a passive broadband Möbius loop)
Software is SDR# (SDR sharp)

It's quite unusual to see this station as its intended coverage area is Oceania and the Indian Ocean.

NWC's modulation is MSK with encrypted content.
Transmitter power is one megawatt.
Antenna is a trideco about the size of Sydney's central business district.

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 Post subject: Re: The Listening Post
PostPosted: Oct Wed 20, 2021 3:44 am 
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OldRelic wrote:
DX'd VLF station NWC at 19.8 kHz from central Texas. VERY faint. NWC is located near Exmouth, Western Australia, on the North West Cape at 21.82°S, 114.17°E. About 10,400 miles from my location.
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Radio is AirSpy HF+ Discovery
Antenna is 25" YouLoop (a passive broadband Möbius loop)
Software is SDR# (SDR sharp)

It's quite unusual to see this station as its intended coverage area is Oceania and the Indian Ocean.

OldRelic

Whats the setup on your loop? height location, etc

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 Post subject: Re: The Listening Post
PostPosted: Oct Wed 20, 2021 4:05 am 
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reeves03 wrote:
OldRelic wrote:
DX'd VLF station NWC at 19.8 kHz from central Texas. VERY faint. NWC is located near Exmouth, Western Australia, on the North West Cape at 21.82°S, 114.17°E. About 10,400 miles from my location.
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NWC Detected from Texas.PNG

Radio is AirSpy HF+ Discovery
Antenna is 25" YouLoop (a passive broadband Möbius loop)
Software is SDR# (SDR sharp)

It's quite unusual to see this station as its intended coverage area is Oceania and the Indian Ocean.

OldRelic

Whats the setup on your loop? height location, etc


The loop is about five feet off the ground. It's literally hanging from a plastic coathanger in my kitchen. It's connected directly to the radio - no preamps or anything. As about as basic a setup you can get.
Note: Unlike E-field antennas, magnetic loops aren't picky about height. Polarization issues aside, you can lay them on the ground and still expect reasonably good performance. At VHF it's a different story because at those frequencies the YouLoop begins to act like a folded (E-field) dipole.

Location is central Texas about 50 miles east of Austin.

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 Post subject: Re: The Listening Post
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Heard 02:35 UTC WKKP 1410 McDonough, GA. They broadcast a country music format with 58 watts overnight. Receiver is Zenith Royal 750.


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 Post subject: Re: The Listening Post
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Last night at 03:00 UTC I heard a three letter id I couldn't quite make out, but I positively heard "Pittsburgh ". At the time I was listening to WKKP, and briefly some oldies station both on 1410 KHZ. I didn't realize until this morning when I checked Wikipedia what I actually had heard. KQV Pittsburgh, PA with 75 watts! This station is the longest and lowest power per distance mw dx ever for me.
Zenith Royal 750.


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 Post subject: Re: The Listening Post
PostPosted: Oct Wed 20, 2021 4:43 pm 
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Zenith Royal wrote:
Last night at 03:00 UTC I heard a three letter id I couldn't quite make out, but I positively heard "Pittsburgh ". At the time I was listening to WKKP, and briefly some oldies station both on 1410 KHZ. I didn't realize until this morning when I checked Wikipedia what I actually had heard. KQV Pittsburgh, PA with 75 watts! This station is the longest and lowest power per distance mw dx ever for me.
Zenith Royal 750.

Wow! You done good!

Used to be you could write the station and get a QSL-like card from them for your collection. Don't know if that's true anymore but I reckon it wouldn't hurt to try.

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