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Discussion in 'Scanning & Shortwave Listening' started by MR.DX, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. MR.DX

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    Hello, I'm new to the world of SWL and DXing. If any out there could give some tips on finding stations in other countries, I would appreciate it


     

  2. IMD262

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    Easy, just spin the dial or :

    Search Results for English SWL Broadcasters at 0133 - Click the refresh link for current programming.

    Prime Time Shortwave - Your guide for English shortwave broadcasts


    DX/SWL/Media Programs

    SHORTWAVE & RADIO Page (index)

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    I hope this helps.
     
  3. Wire Weasel

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    Yep. Spin the dial. That's the fun of it. In general, above 10mhz day, below 10mhz night.

    Good luck
     
  4. Robb

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    Some tips?
    Sure . . .

    The time of day/night will be a big variable when listening.
    Also, those frequencies you listen to are somewhat dependent to daylight/solar conditions.
    No antenna/long wire is too long for SWL; goes for DXing too . . .
     
  5. cordova lucky 13

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    Welcome mr DX ; I went to your public profile too find out what i could about you & your set-up ? Things like location , equipment , antennas etc; to determin what i can offer in advice ? If you have a ssb radio that has a bfo or usb & lsb positions that open up areas of certan bands also a simple homebrew long wire antenna helps . A little more info in your profile might help you recieve info from others in their replys . Most of what i listen to as a swl is in the ham bands & i will give you a basic list as such ,,,,,, 28.0 to 29.7 mhz in 10 meter band usb am&pm , 27.4 to 28 mhz above 11 mtr am&pm usb&lsb , 25.6 to26.1mhz 12mtr am usb , 21,4 to21.8mhz 13mtr am usb , 21.0 to 21.4 15mtr am usb , 18.068 to18.168 17mtr am usb , 14.0 to 14.350 20mtr am&pm lsb , 7.1 to 7.350 40mtr am&pm lsb , 3.6 to 4.0 80mtr am&pm lsb , 2.3 to 2.4 120mtr pm lsb , 1.8 to 2.0 160mtr pm lsb . Remember am is refferance to day time & pn as nite time their is also some am band hams active i hear sometimes on 40mtr & 80mtr bands from my location in ontario canada . Hope this info will help you in the dx world & at 13 years old you will find alot of good info here others have too offer ! All the best ,,,,,,,, Bob, "Cordova Lucky 13".
     
  6. MR.DX

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  7. cordova lucky 13

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    Hi mr DX ; the ka-1102 sounds like a good rig to start with , has good reviews & has ssb . I can,t help out with the am ststion you,ve listed as i focus on ssb ham bands that i listed in first post . Not sure how many swl sites you,ve checked out but one i would recomend is google hcdx.com it has alot of grate info , also check out their long-wire antenna info . Also google homebrew swl longwire antenna for info sites theirs alot of info on antennas that you can homebrew for very little ca$h ? A good antenna is required to catch the dx-stations . all the best Bob "cordova lucky 13".
     
  8. IMD262

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    I would not recommend using a longwire on your 1102 as they tend to overload easy.I would not go over 20' -25' of wire.
     

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