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Author Topic: 171 KHz LW/Morocco coming in tonight  (Read 3326 times)
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« on: January 01, 2018, 05:03:09 PM »

0100 GMT - Can hear Morocco on 171 KHZ long wave with good usable audio tonight (in AM mode) much stronger than any other recent time here in Florida.

Usually I check their frequency in SSB mode and get a carrier - zero beat and listen for any audio - usually very weak or non-existent but tonight there a easily listenable in AM mode.

Randy
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« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2018, 06:09:07 PM »

UPDATE 0200Z - signal is now really strong! In nearly 50 years to listening on the bands this is the best LW opening I've ever personally heard - if you have a LW radio - I hope you check it out!

-Randy
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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2018, 07:41:58 PM »

I'm only getting a fairly strong unmodulated carrier on 171 kHz in Missouri which I presume is that Moroccan station. I've heard it in previous years.

We usually get best longwave propagation to Europe later, around 0400-0600z. Synchronous AM (SAM) seems to work best with my Flex-5000 for copying Euro LW broadcast audio. 

DX conditions on the 630-meter ham band are improving. I copied K9FD/KH6 on WSPR for many hours two nights ago. My goal is to copy a European ham on some mode on 630. That's difficult. 
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« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2018, 08:13:25 PM »

I'm only getting a fairly strong unmodulated carrier on 171 kHz in Missouri which I presume is that Moroccan station. I've heard it in previous years.

We usually get best longwave propagation to Europe later, around 0400-0600z. Synchronous AM (SAM) seems to work best with my Flex-5000 for copying Euro LW broadcast audio. 

DX conditions on the 630-meter ham band are improving. I copied K9FD/KH6 on WSPR for many hours two nights ago. My goal is to copy a European ham on some mode on 630. That's difficult. 

171 has now completed fade out here - haven't tried 630 yet - is anyone using CW there?

Randy
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« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2018, 09:15:42 PM »

eHam has had an active longwave/Mediumwave forum for the past few month that's mostly devoted to the new 630-m ham band where you'll find plenty of WSPR plus some JT9 digital and traditional CW most evenings on 472-479 kHz. The WSPR frequency is 474.2. Typical distance is up to about 2000 miles with some transatlantic and transpacific reports. K9FD/KH6, right on the ocean in Hawaii, can be easily heard thruout much of the U.S. Plenty of Canadian stations and some other DX are on 630-m.   
http://www.eham.net/ehamforum/smf/index.php/board,41.0.html

Download a free copy of WSJT-X to decode WSPR and the other digital modes.
https://www.physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/K1JT/wsjtx.html
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