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what channels are on these broadcast freqs

PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:29 pm
by iwol
hi just started using a rsp1a and lots of foreign stations on the broadcast freq ,where can i find alist of freqs and there channels thanks

Re: what channels are on these broadcast freqs

PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:13 pm
by m0lsx
There are LOTS of places to find broadcast stations. A few stations remain on LW, but very few. Listen between 153 to 279 kHz. Medium wave is 526 kHz to 1606 kHz, with a few stations in what is called the X band which is 1606 to 1700khz.

A small loop antenna brings Medium Wave alive & will allow you to hear stations from all over the UK & much of near Europe.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tecsun-AN-200-Tunable-AM-Radio-Loop-Antenna-No-Battery-No-Antenna-Jack-Needed/383091979146?hash=item59320fb38a:g:i9sAAOSwqsNdSskk

On Shortwave there are numerous slots.
The Tropical bands 2300-2495 kHz, 3200-3400 khz & 4750-4995 khz.

Other frequencies are 3950-4000 kHz. 5900-6200 khz. 7200-7450 kHz. 9400-9900 kHz. 11600-12100 khz. 13570-13870 kHz. 15100-15800 kHz. 17480-17900 kHz & a few others which are virtually unused now.

NONE of the above are channelised. So simply tune around those approximate frequencies & see what you can hear. All of the above shortwave frequencies are subject to propagation which will change between day & night & season to season. So who uses what band, will depend upon who they are broadcasting to & the time of day/ year.

You will also find free (unlicensed) radio stations on various frequencies, most commonly around 48 meters 6200 to around 6400khz. But the whole area between 6200 & 7MHz is worth monitoring. These stations are all hobby stations, so may only be on for a few hours a month.

The following site will show you what is possible & what has been heard free radio wise.

https://shortwavedx.blogspot.com/

Re: what channels are on these broadcast freqs

PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:08 pm
by iwol
thanks thats great :thumbup:

Re: what channels are on these broadcast freqs

PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:42 pm
by rozbiff
A good source for frequencies and schedules is the list at eibispace.de

Always use UTC not local time. Learn to identify the language you are hearing (just takes a bit of practice) and have a read about propogation. These three things will help you identify broadcast stations you here. For the amateurs you hear just listen out for them talking about their colostomy bag or not saying anything much other than a callsign and reception report then move the dial to find something interesting.