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Homebase below 30mhz

Postby Fire1160 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:24 pm

Another quick question can anyone recomend a scanner that im able to program with frequencies below 30 i already own a frg7700 but i have to manualy tune to frequencies and missing out pref it needs to be a home base for my shack :smiles:
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Re: Homebase below 30mhz

Postby m0lsx » Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:38 pm

Other than for the 10 meter repeater outputs, a scanner is no use below 30 mhz. You cannot scan HF via pre set channels as no one use channels on there, other than on CB & 10 FM. They operate where ever & often on SSB where you need to fine tune frequencies to resolve the signal.
A lot of people use the small portables now as they are every bits as good as the big base stations. I personally use an Eton G3 Traveller. It's very good on MW with my small loop & very good on VHF with the standard antenna & with just a few meters of wire , don't over do the wire as you will overload the radio. I use 10 meters of bell wire, which I clip onto the retracted telescopic. I get brilliant HF coverage on AM & SSB.
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Re: Homebase below 30mhz

Postby Fire1160 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:43 pm

Thankyou for your prompt reply i got the uk scanning cd from here kimmys theres frequencies for the coastguard day and night and i carnt get freqencies low enougth thats why i wanted one you know us scanner types hate missing things lol :biggrin:
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Re: Homebase below 30mhz

Postby m0lsx » Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:51 pm

If that is all you want, why not use a online receiver? Something like the University of Twente (Holland.)

http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/

If you are not wanting to send a signal report in, then there is no need to have your own RX, just to listen.
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Re: Homebase below 30mhz

Postby Fire1160 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:37 pm

I have an sdr in the shack ill try to get that up and running its just a shame especialy as this months radio user has published frequencies for hmcg these are the ones i continualy wanted to scan thankyou for your prompt replys its appreciated :thumbup:
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Re: Homebase below 30mhz

Postby milly » Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:21 pm

Fire1160 wrote:I have an sdr in the shack ill try to get that up and running its just a shame especialy as this months radio user has published frequencies for hmcg these are the ones i continualy wanted to scan thankyou for your prompt replys its appreciated :thumbup:


If you mean you have one of the DVB-T dongle things then that won't be much use for HF without the addition of an HF Upconverter (such as the 'Ham It Up' opensource design).
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Re: Homebase below 30mhz

Postby Fire1160 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:59 am

Could you please explain what equipment i should be searching for with regards to these lower frequencies and ariels the sdr was purchased becouse i wanted to search and see what i could find.the sdr is the n3 from thumbnet : :embarrased:
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