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HF/MW/LW General Discussion - General discussion on monitoring the HF (High Frequency), MW (Medium Wave), and LW (Long Wave) spectrum (0.5 - 30 MHz)

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Old 01-01-2018, 9:24 PM
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Default 171KHZ / Morocco very strong tonight

Starting at 0100 GMT - I could hear Morocco on 171 KHZ long wave with good usable audio tonight (in AM mode) much stronger than any other recent time here in Florida.

Usually I check their frequency in SSB mode and get a carrier - zero beat and listen for any audio - usually very weak or non-existent but tonight there a easily listenable in AM mode.

By 0200 Zulu they were even stronger and armchair copy - in nearly 50 years to listening on the bands this is the best LW opening I've ever personally heard - if you have a LW radio - I hope you check it out!


0227 starting to fade - hope it's just temporary - will keep listening...

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Old 01-11-2018, 3:46 PM
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Default North Africa on Longwave

I'm also in Florida and both Algeria on 252 kHz and Medi 1 on 171 kHz were coming in well last week. I've been too busy lately but now I'm on vacation for a bit so I'll see how things are holding up.
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Old 01-11-2018, 4:22 PM
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Default 171KHZ / Morocco very strong tonight

Here's an iPhone video I made of Medi 1. Never heard longwave broadcast stations from across the Atlantic before last week. Hope conditions hold up this winter.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BfjKjyh6fl0
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Old 01-12-2018, 9:35 AM
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Great catches, have to see if any are coming into the East Coast. LF is an interesting band.

Have been hearing a few hams in QSO using CW around 472 kHz, mostly W4's.
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