Topband: 160m RX antenna testing surrogates?
herbs at vitelcom.net
Sat Dec 20 16:23:15 EST 2014
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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