So, what is your question?emt_531 said:Apparently this whole scanning thing is alot bigger than I thought. Certain Scanners/Attenas for certain frequencies. This is a noob question, but Ive scanned for awhile and apparently dont understand it.
With your ears, silly.. 30KHz to 30MHz. :roll:emt_531 said:Okay whats the easiest way to listen to shortwave communications, and what frequencies am I supposed to be searching?
Good grief. It's probably not possible to be more vague. There is really nothing "easy" about listening to shortwave beyond the fact that you can use a comfy chair to do it in. Propagation is quirky, many of the services that use HF are very sporadic, there's noise, interference, language barriers, and sunspots - and the lack therein.emt_531 said:Okay whats the easiest way to listen to shortwave communications, and what frequencies am I supposed to be searching?
Can you give me the list of those frequencies for my area? Are they on the RR database? What kind of radio will I need to receive them and how much will it cost? What kind of antenna do I need to receive them? Is it legal to listen to these frequencies? Should I sent some kind of listening report to the stations and hope I get a postcard in return?Airdorn said:There's some very easy, strong signals between 88 and 108Mhz.
Actually, so was I...thought the ridiculous cliched questions would make it self-evident. But you're so nice anyway to answer as if they were real.ka3jjz said:The freqs between 88 and 108 mhz are the standard FM broadcast band, not considered HF (which is generally considered between 2 and 30 mhz). Some newspapers and TV guides for the area will list the station name, frequency and music types. This is one area where simple tuning around will turn up stations, since they're on numerous hours of the day and night. Airdorn is being a tad sarcastic.... 73 Mike