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Author Topic: Band scans from Melbourne Australia (400 kHz to 30 MHz)  (Read 1836 times)
VK3YE
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« on: February 10, 2017, 12:13:00 PM »

Thought it would be interesting to record some band scans of the entire MF-HF spectrum from my local beach.  I'm using an FT817 & end-fed wire antenna.

1. Last night around sunset.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FU6hEaKRhlc

2. Morning before around sunrise.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wewwBsnHKJA

3. Later in the morning before Radio Australia closed down on shortwave

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxaTKz4gzgo

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« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2017, 06:07:35 PM »

You can probably hear a lot of stations from various parts of Asia in VK land. You might even be able to hear some of the little Indonesian and other SE Asian outlets with old Russian and American transmitters held together with super glue and wire. I remember reading about some little outlet in the butt end of Laos that had an old Russian rig that actually had flames going inside the tx when it operated! Even so, they could be heard throughout Australasia when conditions were good. Those ancient rigs have gradually been dying off as the engineers simply can't keep them running no matter what, and they are not replaced. I remember when the govt of Tahiti told DXers to log Radio Tahiti while they still could as their rig was getting to be simply unfixable, and when it finally died Tahiti would not be replacing it.
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« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2017, 06:17:16 PM »

Thought it would be interesting to record some band scans of the entire MF-HF spectrum from my local beach.  I'm using an FT817 & end-fed wire antenna.

1. Last night around sunset.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FU6hEaKRhlc

2. Morning before around sunrise.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wewwBsnHKJA

3. Later in the morning before Radio Australia closed down on shortwave

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxaTKz4gzgo


   Nice!!  Keep up those great videos!!!      Wink
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WA8ZTZ
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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2017, 08:25:51 AM »

Interesting, tnx for posting.

Looks like your AM broadcast band is quite crowded with stations (as is ours) but do you ever manage to hear any trans-pacific DX from your QTH on the coast on that band (if there is anything to be heard)?
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