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Author Topic: Anyone interested in AM/FM bandscans  (Read 340 times)
AG5T
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« on: March 29, 2007, 03:33:03 PM »

I was introduced to the hobby by listening to distant am and fm stations. I like to make bandscans when I go to other towns. Anyone share this interest? I notice that a car radio seems to work best. FM scans are about the same day and night, but AM radio is a world of difference.
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WT0A
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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2007, 03:29:02 PM »

Of course there is a world of dierrence between the AM and FM bands. FM is vhf at 88 to 108 Mhz and is primarily    line of sight. Am is LF at 550 to 1700 Khz and will demonstrate propogation properties similar to the 160 M band. Add in the fact that most stations are required to adjust power levels and radiation patterns at night and it can get pretty interesting.
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