[Fwd: LF: Re: Transatlantic reception?]

David V. Rogers dvrogers@bellatlantic.net
Tue, 26 May 1998 13:33:06 -0400

Part of the problem since the 1969-era is the tremendous increase in man-made
noise in the RF sprectrum, and the blanking effect this has upon the hearability
signals, both man-made and natural, in the RF sprectrum.  I can remember in the
late-1950s and the 1960s, when I spent a fair amount of time listening to HF, both
for fun and for professional reasons, and what one could hear on occasion.  Most
of that is gone today, even with more sensitive receivers, because of the rise of
the floor of general sprectrum noise.  That is not to say that there are not
openings, but as a general rule reception is generally more difficult today than
30+ years ago.
73 de Dave (K9RKH)

André Kesteloot wrote:

> can anyone in AMRAD dothis today?
> Andre N4ICK
> *********************************
> wireless wrote:
> > Back in 1969 when I lived in Gladwyne in Pennsylvania I could regularly hear
> > the BBC on 200 kHz.  I used a Lafayette RX from Radio Shack and a
> > Beverage-type aerial at about 4 to 5 metres height above the ground.  The
> > only problem was breakthrough from the many local MW stations. 73 to all.