What are some "easy" MW DX stations to look out for?

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John Faulkner, Skegness
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Re: What are some "easy" MW DX stations to look out for?

Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 03 May 2018 10:40

Now that's interesting David. I deliberately didn't record overnight. I was up at 0100 and the band was a disaster down here. Well down on previous evenings.

It's that time of year when MW will take second place to FM, so my overnight recordings will be few and far between until August.

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Re: What are some "easy" MW DX stations to look out for?

Post by daveB » 03 May 2018 12:54

John - at the moment I'm sharing the coax between the Compact yagi in the garden and the loop antenna - plugged into the loop at the moment and will be changing that back. I also need to get my son-in-law to assist with putting the rotator back in place which was removed for the winter gales. Then he can help run some new coax so the loop can be permanent.
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Re: What are some "easy" MW DX stations to look out for?

Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 03 May 2018 17:03

Good to hear it Dave! :) We do well to the east/far east, us east coasters. (Not sure if you class yourself as an east coaster. I know you are south-east, but you are so close to the North Sea.)

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Re: What are some "easy" MW DX stations to look out for?

Post by sleeper77 » 04 May 2018 15:19

These are some I regularly look out for & can be regular catches even though they have been mentioned in this post already:

Evenings:

840 kHz Dimtsi Hafash - Eritrea
917 kHz Radio Gotel Yola - Nigeria
1377 kHz CNR1 - China
1440 kHz Adamawa BC - Nigeria
1521 kHz CRI (Russian Service) - China
1530 kHz VOA Sao Tome (French & English) - Sao Tome
1567 kHz HLAZ - South Korea

Night:

891 kHz TRT Radio 1 - Turkey (only broadcasts for a few hours starting at 0300 hrs last time I checked)
1188 kHz Radio Payam - Iran
1206 kHz KAN Bet - Israel
1467 kHz Radio Qom - Iran
1512 kHz Radio Ardabil - Iran

Overnight TA DXing. A lot more stations can be received during good conditions but here are some typical catches & those I use to find out about propagation strength:

710 kHz Radio Rebelde - Cuba
1130 kHz WBBR Bloomberg Radio - USA
1400 kHz CBC Radio 1 Gander - Canada
1400 kHz Harbour Light Of The Windwards - Grenada
1470 kHz WLAM Maine - USA
1500 kHz WFED Washington - USA
1610 kHz Carribean Beacon - Anguilla
1620 kHz Radio Rebelde - Cuba
1660 kHz WGIT - Puerto Rico

I hope this helps & good luck.

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Re: What are some "easy" MW DX stations to look out for?

Post by daveB » 05 May 2018 10:22

Thanks to every one for all the input - which I'm noting down on a crib sheet. The loop seems to be performing quite well, but has now been removed as the SpE season is starting. It will come back out when Ive managed to run a separate coax feed to it.
SDRPlay, AirSpyMini, RTL dongles, SB920s, Yamaha TX930. 5 ele compact yagi on rotator at 18ft agl. FM5 facing east, FM5 facing south, FM3 facing NE, OIRT dipole, 3-ele Moxon vertical facing east.

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