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Re: MW Dx

Post by Farty » 18 Nov 2012, 22:15

On the longwire.
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Re: MW Dx

Post by Farty » 18 Nov 2012, 22:32

Radio Liberty, Russian commercial station, coming across well on 1044 kHz right now. Just got a station identifier at half past the hour.

Google says their transmitter is in a district of Moscow, so not a bad catch.

Edit, getting stronger.
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Re: MW Dx

Post by owza » 19 Nov 2012, 11:10

I have stumbled upon MW antenna of interest. Google 'FSL Antenna' and 'RGP3 antenna' Does anybody have either of these?

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Re: MW Dx

Post by Farty » 19 Nov 2012, 13:16

That's a lot of ferrite.
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Re: MW Dx

Post by g0slq » 02 Dec 2012, 20:50

acl777 wrote:
Neil_M wrote:When I first started playing with radios (which was over 40 years ago :o - dunno where that all went :( ) it was easier. All you had to do was wait until about 2 o'clock in the morning. By then most of the European broadcasters had closed down and it wasn't too difficult to hear some of the stronger US stations, even on a cheap MW portable.

Now everything is 24/7 so it really is quite a challenge and all the other nonsense like PLT, switch-mode power supplies, computers etc. etc. etc. certainly doesn't help :(.

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If only things weren't 24 hrs dxing would be so much more interesting. I remember as a kid in the 80s radio Norfolk used to close down in the evening.
That would have been on 873khz AM then? I used to listen to that but then later 873 became the AFRTS / AFN American Forces Radio & Television Services. This was when CH4 brought NFL and American Footy to the UK. I used to stay up all night listening to the matches :oops:

They were only transmitting from nr Frankfurt but seemed more exotic lol. Actually BBC Radio Norfolk was the bigger deal :D
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Re: MW Dx

Post by Gemini4 » 02 Dec 2012, 22:47

So are these any good..did anyone buy it.Kaito AN-200 Tunable Passive AM Antenna
would be interesting to find out.
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Re: MW Dx

Post by acl777 » 03 Dec 2012, 05:18

It doesn't bring in anything or null anything the internal ferrite can't on my Sony. It doesn't really amplify a weak signal either . I've come to the conclusion that these arent worth it if you already have an above average internal ferrite.

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Post by Gemini4 » 03 Dec 2012, 11:12

acl777 wrote:It doesn't bring in anything or null anything the internal ferrite can't on my Sony. It doesn't really amplify a weak signal either . I've come to the conclusion that these arent worth it if you already have an above average internal ferrite.
right thanks for that..i was tempted but hung back co's i've bought one load of s**t off ebay that said it could do wonders :lol:
i too have a sony ICF-SW7600GR..so won't be wasting my money thanks acl777.

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Re: MW Dx

Post by owza » 06 Dec 2012, 18:14

I have some success with one, I was able to null out a local station and pick up Radio Orient on 1350, I could not pick it up without on my ICF-SW100. Helped with overall gain as well. Did you plug yours in or use inductive coupling? It wasn't very good plugged in, the Sony nestled in the loop quite well though.

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Re: MW Dx

Post by acl777 » 08 Dec 2012, 19:33

I've tried both ways but agree the inductive coupling is potentially more effective. I'm just pleased I didn't spend £40 on it from a British online outlet. After saying that the Sony 7600gr is very good just using its own internal ferrite. It's definatley as good as the Eton 750 on mw which is £200 more and has an external ferrite bar.

Btw my copy of WRTH was dispatched this morning.

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Re: MW Dx

Post by Andy » 15 Dec 2012, 09:37

I think the problem with that loop is tyhat it isn't really big enough and it intercepts only about the same amount (or maybe a bit more) signal than yer typical ferrite rod. I once built a two-foot diameter tuned loop and boy, that really did pull in the stuff.
I just put my radio near it and distant stations came up from barely audible to fully listenable.
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Re: MW Dx

Post by Farty » 15 Dec 2012, 17:06

Been using it on a Target/NASA receiver with good results.
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Re: MW Dx

Post by bigbassman » 15 Dec 2012, 19:16

I just put my radio near it and distant stations came up from barely audible to fully listenable.[/quote]

I've done that with the AN200 and my Matsui MR 4099.Unbelievable results.I find it works better on its own rather than with the connecting lead tho'.
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Re: MW Dx

Post by acl777 » 18 Dec 2012, 18:51

I gave it another go with my Alinco which doesn't have an internal ferrite but it does nothing so it's good it works with the NASA. I must be doing something wrong.

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Re: MW Dx

Post by acl777 » 23 Dec 2012, 21:58

If anybody wants an AN200 just pm me and you can have it.

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