Reception Report For New York City
- Hi everyone. In the realistic DX forum we exchange reception
reports to have a better idea of overall conditions throughout the
country. This is my update from New York City which I wanted to
share with you.
Noticed improved evening reception the past few days, however,
conditions still vary one day to the next. While Channel Africa
comes in regularly at 0300 UTC on 7.390 one night I got a strong
catch of France's 0400 UTC broadcast to Africa on 41 meters but the
next evening found only noise. Last night received a poor copy of
Argentina's English broadcast on 25 meters. BBC evening
transmissions to Asia and Africa caught throughtout the bands.
Overall, there's an increase in evening activity on 31 meters but
English still very limited. Those signals beamed to North America
on 31 meters a little stronger compared to December but the real
activity is still centered on 41 and 49 meters. 25 meters mostly
Afternoon reception from the Middle East is good. Israel's 2000 UTC
North American broadcast on 7.545 still noisy but strength is
stronger as well as second bounces from Channel Africa, Radio Cairo
and All India Radio. Stronger stations like Deutchwella,
Nederlands, Russia, etc. coming through nicely. France tougher to
catch during the day. While faint at night, CHU on 41 meters now
stronger during the day, as is WWV on 10.000 and 15.000 Mhz.
Good SSB on 41 meters throughout the day but 20 meters still so-so
in afternoon. 80 meters picks up after 0200 UTC but noisy in
I have DX 394A modified by Lowbander (which includes a selectable
filter) attached to an amplified MFJ 1045c pre-selector, 50 foot
outdoor wire (stretched underneath the windows of my sixth floor
apartment) and RS external DSP.
Hope this information is helpful and would anyone else like to
provide the same for this group of 394 users on a periodic basis?