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EI4GMB
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« on: March 07, 2012, 11:26:38 AM »

Anybody work any interesting AM DX lately? Would be interested to hear. Wink

Kind Regards

Fred EI4GMB
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Edmund Burke (1729-1797)
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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2012, 06:01:53 AM »

 As I nail down and solve the local RFI buzz, clicks, chirps in the neighborhood, the AM DX gets more enjoyable.
 Early morning pre-sunrise seems best and from Rochester, NY, I have picked up some obscure Canadian and Appalachian non-Clear Channel finds.
 It's nice that you can Google a frequency to find out what you were probably listening to when you can't make out a call or location. Some e-mail QSL's get a response from the station if they are at all interested in their signal propagation.
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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2012, 08:23:53 AM »

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Anybody work any interesting AM DX lately?

Are you referring to working ham AM or to hearing AM (BCB? SW?) DX? 

I've lately become a fan of European longwave AM broadcasts in the 150-200 KHz range. Some of those stations have been copyable lately in the U.S. midwest.   
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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2012, 02:13:09 PM »

Are you referring to working ham AM or to hearing AM (BCB? SW?) DX? 

AM (BCB/SW) DX! Sorry I wasn't very clear.

Fred EI4GMB
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Edmund Burke (1729-1797)
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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2012, 04:24:11 PM »

Try to list the type of antenna,  you DX with?
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« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2012, 02:34:43 AM »

The 580', 10' high bi-directional Beverages I made from electric fence wire work great on the AM BC band. On some frequencies, I can hear four different AM radio stations on the same frequency as I switch among four different directions.

http://www.w0btu.com/Beverage_antennas.html
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« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2012, 04:46:03 AM »

The antenna here is an RF Systems DX-1 Pro II active receive antenna. It is omni-directional and utilizes both vertical and horizontal polarization. I've heard some fantastic DX with it including some low powered AM SW stations from the australian outback!

73,

Fred EI4GMB
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Edmund Burke (1729-1797)
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« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2012, 06:15:45 AM »

I do AM DXing ,mostly during the summer to listen to baseball games (I love baseball on the radio). I use a Grundig S350DL. Nice AM rig. However, I have been restoring some tube rigs lately, and I am picking up stations all over the east coast and midwest while testing, in my basement no less!
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« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2012, 03:22:04 AM »

 Hi KAPT4560.  You log stations that you,cannot identify call-sign or location,then Google them to find out what you were "probably" listening to ,and then QSL them !, that`s as bad as "listening" on Perseus,   Huh. Why not try using skill, you would get alot more satisfaction.  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2012, 07:13:19 PM »

Been able to log about 175 AM Broadcast stations in the past two years.
Best dx has been San Antonio Texas here in Virginia.
Also been able to hear Canada, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Louisiana and Florida.
This has been done with a Grundig G6 running barefoot, (no external antenna).

~ Mitch ~
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« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2012, 05:53:45 PM »

The antenna here is an RF Systems DX-1 Pro II active receive antenna. It is omni-directional and utilizes both vertical and horizontal polarization. I've heard some fantastic DX with it including some low powered AM SW stations from the australian outback!

73,

Fred EI4GMB

Hey Fred,

Have you ever logged our KDKA AM 1020 over there???....If you are yanking in the Australian Outback, the northeast US is proabably a chip shot for ya.....I'd love to know, because I have heard reports of KDKA being picked up at least on the Irish west coast....

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EI4GMB
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« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2012, 05:27:51 AM »

Hi Vince,

I often hear U.S east coast AM stations here in Ireland.
I also get a lot of co-channel interference from strong local European stations on MW, so sometimes it's hard to pick out the american stations.
I didn't know of KDKA AM 1020 until you mentioned it.
I will definitely look out for this station now.
Thanks for the pointers Vince. Hopefully, I will work it soon. Wink

Kind Regards

Fred EI4GMB
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