Bandscan from Iceland

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Sniffingmoose
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Bandscan from Iceland

Post by Sniffingmoose » 03 Sep 2016 19:52

I am on holiday in Iceland at the moment and I am Staying in Reykjavik near the beach. Taking the Tecsum PL-380 away from the houses near the beach after dark I could hear BBC 5 live on 909khz only. Talksport on both 1053 and 1089, Absolute radio on 1215 and apart from a local on 666khz that’s it. It does not get very dark until 10pm but I will try other nights to see if conditions improve. We have also had clear skys and the wonderful spectacle of Auroras in the sky this week. I am not sure how Auroras affect Medium Wave though.
Chris T
Burton on Trent
On a hill facing south west. Height 340 feet ASL
52.7992°N 1.612°W

Antference 4 Element Horizontal Beaming West high up up on the Chimney
Maplin DAB 4 element Beaming South West
Folded Dipole Vertical in the loft.

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Re: Bandscan from Iceland

Post by Julian Hardstone » 04 Sep 2016 11:29

Nice holiday! Anything on 910kHz? 531?
What about LW? Check 207 for a // 189

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Re: Bandscan from Iceland

Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 04 Sep 2016 12:00

I'll bet North America is received really well. ???

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Re: Bandscan from Iceland

Post by Sniffingmoose » 04 Sep 2016 22:42

Just got dark now and I cant hear North America at all even though the sea front is facing Greenland. Can only the usual UK and they are not strong. May be its better out of town and after dark. Still its another wonderful Aurora tonight which is getting lots of tourists out on the sea front. Think Auroras is old hat for the locals. Not tried Longwave as My Tecsun is disapointingly deaf on Longwave. At home I can only get Droitwich on it. I know Iceland has 2 long wave TXs though. I see lots of AM antennas suspended between houses here, not sure if its a legacy from the past or they are still used by some of the local people.
Chris T
Burton on Trent
On a hill facing south west. Height 340 feet ASL
52.7992°N 1.612°W

Antference 4 Element Horizontal Beaming West high up up on the Chimney
Maplin DAB 4 element Beaming South West
Folded Dipole Vertical in the loft.

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