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Re: shortwave

Postby lordiebee » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:47 pm

Hi every one have had ago today think i have found Shannon radio .Sounded like a lady's voice she was on a bout thousand feet thats all i could make out it was on 49 mts band
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Re: shortwave

Postby SilverShadow » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:02 pm

What frequency were you on? Heres some for you....

3.0230 RAF Kinloss SEARCH AND RESCUE USB, NIGHT PRIMARY KimmyJS19
3.4130 Shannon Volmet (VOLMET NAT 3413kHz) KimmyJS19
5.4500 UK Royal Air Force VOLMET KimmyJS19
5.5050 Shannon Volmet (VOLMET NAT 5505kHz) KimmyJS19
5.6800 RAF Kinloss SEARCH AND RESCUE USB, DAY PRIMARY/Nationwide SAR KimmyJS19

Also I tried a few different experiments with long (copper) wires. I bought a big rung of copper wire (copper conducts well) for about £10 which was money well spent. I ended up with a dipole design (using a balun and two equal lengths of copper wire on each end) with a centre coax dropping down from the attic into the living room. You have to make sure that none of your wire is touching anything like the walls or roof etc.
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Re: shortwave

Postby lordiebee » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:46 pm

Well i think it was about 5500 or higher as the radio i have is not marked up very good.The sound was very distorted but at least i've got something will have a go again tomorrow now i want a short wave radio or a hf
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Re: shortwave

Postby SilverShadow » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:02 pm

Yep looks like you were tuning in on Shannon Volmet (5505KHz)

If there is a search and rescue or emergency going on RAF Kinloss is a good and active one to listen out for.
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Re: shortwave

Postby m0lsx » Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:01 pm

Also have a listen around of a weekend on 6200 & up..Lots of land based free radio stations.. Even some of an evening.

Laser Hot hits is on most Evenings. Their 4026 khz TX is normally gives a good UK wide signal.
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Re: shortwave

Postby 2E0KCE » Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:40 pm

Try the AN-05 Long wire aerial they can be purchased from Amazon I think mine cost around a tenner a couple of years ago..just google AN-05 Long wire aerial
Hope this helps..
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Re: shortwave

Postby m0lsx » Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:26 pm

Those small roll up antennas are great if you want something to carry around with you, in a bag or similar, that looks smarter that a cheap piece of wire & a clip to attach it to the antenna with. But at £10 they are still more than double the cost of a length of wire & a clip.
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Re: shortwave

Postby lordiebee » Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:36 pm

hi lads tuned into what i think was a radio station today playing music on or around 5500 mts i think he said radio abc.
regards and still trying john
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Re: shortwave

Postby m0lsx » Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:54 pm

Not the Crackle then.. On 5500khz is one of the strange stations, that has no know reason to exist, thus the stories of why they exist, are many & varied.
The crackle is not one of better known stations, but it is if you listen to Shannon on 5505khz, as it causes Shannon a problem or two.
There is a free radio station called ABC, as well as a legal station or two. But I can't find any broadcast station known to operate on 5500 khz, presumably due to the proximity of that frequency to Shannon & the resulting problems such operations would both cause.
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