Ideally you need to scan the major HF-GCS frequencies but you should sit on whichever frequency has the best propagation at the time of day you're listening.I had just been using the internal telescopic antenna. I did as Mike suggested with some speaker wire cut to about 25 feet. It's definitely working as I picked up a lot while scanning through the bands. I now have it parked on 8992 USB...let's see if I get anything now.
That would be a major OpSec violation.There is also a web site out there with a “chart” of relative Skyking message importance. It claims something along the lines that hearing Skyking said once is a training message, twice is “normal” traffic, three times is an emergency, and four times means action is happening now….errrr...not sure what fantasy land that chart came from.