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Re: Topband: 160m RX antenna testing surrogates?

Subject: Re: Topband: 160m RX antenna testing surrogates?
From: Herbert Schoenbohm <>
Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:23:15 -0400
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Jim, For this direction there are many in the Eastern Caribbean that may be of value for testing RX antenna's. I suggest the 50KW on 1610 in Anguilla and WDHP St. Croix on 1620. (They are licensed for 1KW Night times.). If you can pick up 1500KHZ from Caracas on your South Beverage and null out KSTP in St. Paul's 50KW to a Franklyn antenna in the process, you can be assured that your antenna has some good directive qualities late at night. Also there are many AM station overseas that operate on 5KZ separation and you can get the list on line of some of the more popular ones. Am Radio DX-ing is a very popular SWL hobby especially in Europe and there are web sites devoted to this.

Herb Schoenbohm, KV4FZ

On 12/20/2014 1:32 PM, Jim Miller wrote:
Here in the US we have the AM broadcast band which I assume other countries
can use as 160m testing surrogates to some degree.

Are there other DX broadcasters either just above or below 160m that I
could use for testing my RX antennas when ham sigs aren't available? My QTH
is Maryland, USA. I'm particularly interested in EU and SA as those
directions are my best opportunities for adding to my DXCC list.

It would be nice if the system of beacons included 160m some day. I've been
using those on the upper bands and found them very useful.


jim ab3cv
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