Why am I picking this up on the wrong frequency?

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dragon48

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I've always wondered why I've never been able to pick up WWV on 15.0 MHz. This morning, I have my radio in another NYC location and am now picking up a local FM radio station on 15.0 MHz on WFM mode. The station is actually broadcasting on 101.5 MHz.

My radio is an AOR 8200 MK3. Is there some odd quirk of the radio that is causing me to pick up this signal on the wrong frequency, or is something else causing this?

I do also pick it up on the correct frequency.
 
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I've always wondered why I've never been able to pick up WWV on 15.0 MHz. This morning, I have my radio in another NYC location and am now picking up a local FM radio station on 15.0 MHz on WFM mode. The station is actually broadcasting on 101.5 MHz.

My radio is an AOR 8200 MK3. Is there some odd quirk of the radio that is causing me to pick up this signal on the wrong frequency, or is something else causing this?

I do also pick it up on the correct frequency.

FM station is likely overloading and or mixing with something allowing you to pick up on 15 MHz. Notch filters for FM broadcast bands are popular to stop this kind of interference. Used mostly by Aircraft band listeners as they are much closer to that frequency range.

15 MHz WWV is not heard nearly as often as 10 MHz especially with the crappy propagation we have had for sometime. :-(

Mike
 

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FM station is likely overloading and or mixing with something allowing you to pick up on 15 MHz. Notch filters for FM broadcast bands are popular to stop this kind of interference. Used mostly by Aircraft band listeners as they are much closer to that frequency range.

15 MHz WWV is not heard nearly as often as 10 MHz especially with the crappy propagation we have had for sometime. :-(

Mike

I had that issue with my RTL-SDR due to lack of any front end at all. I plugged it into my lowpass shortwave filter and it solved the broadcast FM image problem. Attenuates above 30 MHz.
 
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