2013-11-13 Trying the AM broadcast band with the mi ... 5 years ago
Trying the AM broadcast band with the mini-whip antenna, HF upconvertor and the rtl-sdr stick with gqrx software. Reasonable reception of:675 kHz Radio Maria 11km 747 kHz NPO Radio 5 38km 792 kHz France Info 742km 837 kHz France Info 364km 882 kHz BBC Radio Wales 594km 909 kHz BBC Radio 5 live 366km 1008 kHz Groot Nieuws Radio 38km 1053 kHz Talksport 494km 1089 kHz Talksport 366km 1377 kHz France Info 229km 1422 kHz Deutschlandfunk 329km 1440 kHz China radio international 236km 1458 kHz BBC Asian network 472km 1584 kHz Radio Paradijs 1kmStations were fading and I 'cheated' by looking at the AM reception prediction at fmscan.org to confirm languages and service names where I also got the distances from. I am trying to find out what I hear on 1557 kHz which can be either Vahon Hindustani Radio from 49km away or France Info from 937km away. There was a very interesting article about the transmitter setup for Vahon in the Electron magazine of the Veron radio amateur club. Constant fading makes it hard to understand but at one moment I heard music which I also heard on the livestream from Vahon and at another moment I heard speech in French.