[Noisebridge-discuss] Shortwave radio?

nate t n8ersdr at gmail.com
Wed Jan 13 04:41:06 UTC 2016


Possibly try adding a long chunk of wire onto the end of the antenna, you could use an alligator clip or just wrap it around the end, something like 15-30ft of wire, if you can hang it out the window that'd give the best results. At least try to get your antenna out / near a window. 

You should be able to get SW stations from China without any problem, possibly Radio Havana Cuba @ 6000khz or 6150khz. 

Check out http://websdr.org/ and pick a station on the west coast either 

KI6BQJ - Valley Christian High School
http://207.31.37.100:8901/

or 

University of Victoria, BC, Canada - WebSDR
http://websdr.ece.uvic.ca/ 

would be good ones to start with. Find something that is coming in to those stations and then tune to them with your radio, the frequency may be off slightly from the numbers on each of those websdr sites (due to poor crystals in the SDRs used) so  you may need to tune around a little bit up or down to find the station. 




> On Jan 12, 2016, at 8:26 PM, Travis Briggs <audiodude at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> 
> I was given a Tecsun PL-380 AM/FM/Shortwave radio for Christmas. The FM works great. The AM works great. But I cannot for the life of me pick up a single shortwave station.
> 
> I asked in a different forum and someone suggested that the radio might just be defective in the shortwave band, so I returned it and got another one of the same product from a different vendor on Amazon. However, the same issue is occurring.
> 
> I understand that my apartment might not be the best place for picking up radio stations, but not one?
> 
> Also, I have to admit that I haven't manually scanned every SW station. This is just the result from using the ETM and ATS features on the radio -- it can't find a single station.
> 
> Any advice?
> 
> Thanks,
> -Travis
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