WWV on 25 MHz

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WWV is testing on 25 MHz. From the website: NIST Radio Station WWV

NOTICE: Experimental 25 MHz WWV Broadcast

As of Friday, April 4, 2014 WWV has resumed broadcasting on 25 MHz on a limited, experimental basis. The broadcast consists of the normal WWV signal heard on all other WWV frequencies, at the same level of accuracy.
Current 25 MHz Broadcast Specifications (subject to change):

Schedule: variable; as an experimental broadcast, the 25 MHz signal is not continuous. It will typically be on the air from approximately 1500 – 2100 UTC Mondays through Fridays, but may operate outside these hours as well. The broadcast may be interrupted or suspended without notice.

Radiated Power: varies; no more than 2500 W

Antenna: broadband monopole, coordinates: 40 deg. 40' 50.8"N, 105 deg. 02' 32.6" W

Listener comments and reception reports may be emailed to: wwv@nist.gov, or sent via postal mail to:
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Radio Station WWV
2000 E. County Rd. 58
Fort Collins, CO 80524
 

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Cool, thanks for the thread. I received a nice QSL card from NIST about 6 months ago. So, definitely worth sending in a reception report.









 

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The pictures look right side up on my cellphone but they don't look right on my laptop. Apologies ahead of time if you have to **** your head to the side, lol..
 

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25 MHz was coming in great yesterday afternoon in central Maryland holding S-7 on my Sony ICF-2010 on a amplified loop; maybe just a smidge weaker then 20 and 15 which were S-9 over.
 

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I picked up WWV on 25 MHz on Saturday 12 April & Sunday 13 April with a weak signal but it was fairly early in the day & I didn't try it later. 15 MHz wasn't coming in real strong, either. Nothing now at 1528Z not that I expected it to.
 

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FWIW STD has can give a reasonable idea where the current MUF might be: http://solar.spacew.com/www/realtime.php. Just trace the lines. HTH.
 

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Pretty decent reception of 25MHz yesterday with 20MHz coming in as strong as I've heard it lately. I found that both my watch & radio were one second fast. Can't find quality products these days, lol.
 

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Caught them yesterday afternoon, been trying for a while. On a DX398 very strong signal. And the best on the Kenwood Thf6a. And even my bc125at with rch77ca antenna. Thought is was cool catching it on a scanner-----that's the low end of this radio for those that don't know. Mike
 

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Caught them yesterday afternoon, been trying for a while. On a DX398 very strong signal. And the best on the Kenwood Thf6a. And even my bc125at with rch77ca antenna. Thought is was cool catching it on a scanner-----that's the low end of this radio for those that don't know. Mike
I have a bc125 & love it, great little scanner! Just ordered a TH-F6A onli ne yesterday, looks like a great small receiver.
 

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Highwayman1224, not sure what you like to listen too, but the Kenwood does a lot of things very well. I would highly recommend going through the manual, there are a lot of nice features. In my opinion it's one of the best written manuals out there. Also, depending on what you want to listen too , you might want to pick up more specific HT antennas. I use a Maldol telescoping one with mine, it's a good all around antenna. This radio last forever on a charge really impressed with it. I did order the alkaline battery case also for emergencies , but haven't needed it yet. Anyway, enjoy the new radio----I can't say enough about it. Mike
 

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Highwayman1224, not sure what you like to listen too, but the Kenwood does a lot of things very well. I would highly recommend going through the manual, there are a lot of nice features. In my opinion it's one of the best written manuals out there. Also, depending on what you want to listen too , you might want to pick up more specific HT antennas. I use a Maldol telescoping one with mine, it's a good all around antenna. This radio last forever on a charge really impressed with it. I did order the alkaline battery case also for emergencies , but haven't needed it yet. Anyway, enjoy the new radio----I can't say enough about it. Mike
Thanks for the info Haley. I use a Diamond rch77ca for my bc125at and my pro-197, great antenna. As far as listening, I like to dabble in a little bit of everything, that's why I like the extensive receive range of the TH-F6A. To stay on topic, I'm receiving a decent signal on WWV right now in AZ at 2249 utc.
 
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The last couple days I have been hearing 20 MHz and 25 MHz. Probably due to the humid weather we have been having. Normally , I can not receive 20. So it's been a good couple days listening for me. Mike
 

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Getting them too here @ 1542utc-and tried it on the scanner-getting it on that too. I never would have thought to try it on the bc785d till you mentioned it cause I plain forgot it went down that far:)
 

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My wife probably thought I was losing it, standing in the middle of the yard. I had the Kenwood in one hand , and the Uniden in the other , as I yelled across the yard that I was getting both frequencies. As excited as I was, all I got from her was a"that's nice dear". She calls it that " clock channel". Mike
 

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No kidding.......LOL She thinks it's funny when I show her how my Casio G shock watches are all synced up to WWV. I SWEAR I am not a total geek.
 

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I happened to catch WWV on 25 MHz today here in central California. I usually hear WWVH in there as well on one, or several of the frequencies at the same time with WWVH becoming the dominant signal sometimes.

25 Mhz - 3/5 WWV
20 Mhz - 5/7 WWV
15 Mhz - 4/7 WWV & WWVH
10 Mhz - 5/9+ WWV
 

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Programmed 25 MHz in the scanner and hearing it now. Caught me by surprise when I heard WWV coming out of the bearcat.
 
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