First SWL attempt for me.

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Yesterday I put up a 54' non-resonant L- shaped wire, about 20' up, feed thru a 9:1 Unum, and wrapped coax choke. Listening about 6pm Central time. Heard several Hispanic music stations, 6115, 7315,7490, 9395 WRMI, 5085 WTWW was weak but audible. I also listened to a talk show with Guy, and Gal Kate? @7730?
5085 had a show about amateur radio? Will listen again later tonight, Tom
 

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What radio do you have? You have a very decent start. What would you like to hear? Mike
 

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What radio do you have? You have a very decent start. What would you like to hear? Mike
I have an Eton Grundig Field I bought several years ago, never tried the SW tuner, I plugged my ant into the 500 ohm clips on the back.
 

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What would you like to hear? This radio has no BFO, so listening to hams, some pirates and utilities that use sideband is not possible with this radio.

2 of the best email reflectors for up to date tips would be the World of Radio and DX Listening Digest. They often parallel one another.



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I have to listen to my brother's 'Stuff' all the time, still pretty sceptical! I did hear a 'fire, brimstone, and damnation' religious program on 2 separate freqs. Too tired to listen tonight. Tom
 

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What would you like to hear? This radio has no BFO, so listening to hams, some pirates and utilities that use sideband is not possible with this radio.

2 of the best email reflectors for up to date tips would be the World of Radio and DX Listening Digest. They often parallel one another.



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Thanks Mike,
I am curious what is out there to hear. I am anxious to listen to the music shows on WRMI. I will check out the group's you mentioned. I may have to consider a different radio? I have torids coming for a 10,20,40, and possibly 80 meter EFHW antenna. I have to run my coax into the house and bond my 3 ground rods. Tom
 

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I would suggest looking on Youtube for a channel called "OfficialSWLChannel." Gilles is a wonderful guy and he has tons of videos that can likely address all of your questions. He also does a Youtube show on Wednesday nights at 7:00PM EST and another on Friday afternoons at 4:00PM EST. I think you will learn a lot about how to identify what you are listening to, who is on where and when, antennas, radios, etc. 5.085 and that is WTWW out of Nashville. They play a lot of oldies and on Tuesday nights they have the ham radio show you found. WRMI is another station that plays a lot of music as well.
 

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N9JCQ- THANK YOU! I will check that out tonight. I wasn't able to understand WTWW the other night, I will try again. Tom
 
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