Yep, there are tons of stuff depeneding on what area of the County you are in. If the band is open you will know it. The solar cycle is on its way up and having lowband vhf receive capability is a definite thing to have. Its not always active but when the skip is around you never know what you will hear......redchord11 said:Also, Is there any interesting stuff on the 30-60 mhz band (besides OLD cordless phones) hehe. Recommend any wire or whip antennas for that spectrum?
I tend to agree. I bought the 7600GR mainly because of the consensus that SyncDetect was an essential feature for fatigue-free SWL. Well, that and the proven quality. I figured that these two items would be superior to the two major drawbacks of the unit being speaker quality and lack of a tuning knob. In retrospect, I find that the sync detect doesnt do too much for me. Only a handfull of times did it make a meaningfull difference. I am also assuming that my findings are somewhat skewed by my use of the radio in a fairly urban enviroment. I do find that my reception is quite good though in any enviroment. I have been too busy the past few decent weekends to get any meaningfull time with the radio on the shoreline, which I expect to have less RF noise and maybe find the SyncDetect function be more usefull in the different setting. However, as it stands right now, I dont think that the SyncDetect is going to be a "must-have" on future radio purchases. DSP and PBT options appear to be far more usefull. Understandably, these would not likely show up in a portable.eorange said:Synchronous Detection: I have the Sony 7600GR which has this feature, and I have to say while it works well, it wouldn't be a must-have for me in the future. Sure it keeps AM broadcast stations in tune, but it doesn't seem to work on sideband stations (can someone confirm it's supposed to do this on sideband?)
Even on AM broadcast, I'd trade this feature for better sensitivity.