Short wave listeners here?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by ancestor(v), Mar 7, 2011.

  1. ancestor(v)

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    Hi!

    Not quite in the focus of MDL, but also an interesting technical subject...short wave listening - SWL.

    I'm using a Kenwood R-1000 as RX, a Mizuho Coupler AT-2000 for some fine tuning (sometimes really helps when "focusing" on weak signals) and for receiving/decoding CW and RTTY a CodeMaster CWR-610E and a professional Motorola speaker as external speaker.
    My antenna setup is quite simple, it's just about 10m of wire behind the house...but it works great.

    Is anybody here also enjoying short wave radio? Maybe even listening to strange stations like UVB-76 or number stations or whatever?

    regards,
    ancestor(v)
     

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  2. Myrrh

    Myrrh MDL Expert

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    WWV and WWVH to keep my clocks set to the correct time.

    Besides that, haven't done much SWL lately but keep thinking about it, always when I'm not near the radio.
     
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  3. ancestor(v)

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    Nice QSL cards...
    I just read some CW... this CodeMaster really makes it easy lol

    btw my RX is capable of receiving between 200 kHz and 30 MHz.
     
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  4. Archetype

    Archetype MDL Novice

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    :offtopic:

    Sorry dude , nothing personal little joke here ,
    but hey guys Yihetuan has 8 posts and thanked 49 times in 37 posts. Am i stupid or what? :doofywave:
    Sorry for :spam:

    Nice Thread , but no money for such a hobbies. :bye:
     
  5. reaper42004

    reaper42004 MDL Novice

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    awesome job
     
  6. nodnar

    nodnar MDL Addicted

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    hi ancestor,

    i used to, using an old radio with valves. [ all american five]
    very nice.
    nowadays i found a program called tapin radio.
    give it a try, all you need is an internet connection.
    i you like shortwave, chances are you`ll like this too..
     
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  7. ancestor(v)

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    Thank you for the suggestion. Anyways having your own antenna and "machinery" feels a bit more real I think ;)
     
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  8. nodnar

    nodnar MDL Addicted

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    it is more real, yes,
    and i love the design om my old valve
    radio`s, and the deep sound, and the glow of
    the filaments, and the green EM34 cat-eye..
    but with wifi, pc-clocks, etc the level
    of interference here in the centre of the
    city make having my own antenna a bad idea..

    also, no-one can cut off good old radio, you`re
    completely free to listen for free to whatever
    you want..no provider fees, no censors, no nothing..

    and the surprise to hear some far off station,
    beautifull..

    about rtty, can you still receive that today?
    i only saw that working in my father`s office
    in the sixties, big machines spitting out miles
    of paper...noisy too...
    would be nice to have it on the old pc screen
    instead......
     
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