Re: Very long-distance MW, 4 400 miles
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Nice catch but there are a few possible candidates. Algeria is possible. But so is Saudi Arabia. However the strongest station might be BBC Arabic Service from Oman.
To answer your question about distance. 4400 miles is certainly possible.
In fact in this month’s Medium Wave News we have a report from Cape Point Nature Reserve Loggings and Blombosch Nature Reserve in South Africa. Listeners there heard many faraway MW stations.
Here’s a taster of what was heard…
The trick was the choice of receiver/antenna and good timing.
You should have lots of opportunity in South Africa if you can get outdoors away from urban electrical interference.
From: main@UltralightDX.groups.io [mailto:main@UltralightDX.groups.io] On Behalf Of Andre
Hi all, I'd really like to share this clip, I would love some expert comments. I am new to MW DXing (an old-timer on SW though), but I think this might be a really distant catch. We have a local station on 702 kHz here in Johannesburg, but they inexplicably went off air today. So on their frequency tonight I heard Arabic, and the only likely candidate seems to be a station in Algeria. Is that possible? Can MW travel that far? It is 4 400 miles from where I am to Algeria. I used the XHDATA D808. MW from Algeria?