Longwave DX On My Grundig G8


gerfmon
 

Hi all, I finally had a chance to do some late night longwave Dxing on my modified Grundig G8 last night. Between 05:00 and 06:00 UTC I copied the following NDBs:

GLS - 206 KHz - Galvenston, TX - 952 miles.
WG - 248 KHz - Winnipeg, Manitoba - 720 miles.
YQ - 305 KHz - Churchill, Manitoba - 1374 miles.
YQK - 326 KHz - Kenora, Ontario - 843 miles.
YEK - 329 KHz - Arviat, Nunavut - 1519 miles.
QT - 332 KHz - Thunder Bay, Ontario - 957 miles.
CVP - 335 KHz - Capitol, MT. - 559 miles.
BKU - 344 KHz - Baker, MT. - 428 miles.
YC - 344 KHz - Calgary, Alberta - 862 miles.
YBV - 370 KHz - Berens River, Manitoba - 924 miles.
ITU - 371 KHz - Truly, MT. - 585 miles.
GC - 380 KHz - Gillette, WY. - 282 miles.
MOG - 404 KHz - Montague, CA. - 909 miles.

Obviously propagation was out of the north last night. Plus I had a lot of lighting static and man made noise when the antenna was oriented for east/west. Several frequencies were "graveyards" of multiple beacons, none readable with the wide bandwidth of the G8.

I also heard a bunch of DGPS stations around 300 KHz - guess I'm going to have to hook the G8 up to my computer and see if any of them will decode.

Not half bad for a little shirt pocket radio with a 7 inch ferrite rod antenna strapped to the top!

73,
Jerry, KD0GS
Longmont, CO

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