how to tune into any station in the world?

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how to tune into any station in the world?

Post by maxgamerX5 » Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:54 pm

so if i erected a radio mast near my home, and it was quite high, how would i be able to tune into any radio station in the world, in case i needed to see if anyone was still out there in an apocalypse?

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Re: how to tune into any station in the world?

Post by Deeps » Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:57 pm

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Re: how to tune into any station in the world?

Post by Appin » Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:03 pm

Depends on what you mean.

If there was a massive world wide disruption then you might want to listen for commercial stations and international broadcasting on the short wave band. A better antenna will help and yes higher ground helps. However, it takes practice. you can start practising now. Short Wave Listening is a well established hobby. SWL would let you get some idea of what is going on world wide. Standard commercial FM and MW stations have a limited range but listening for MW works better at certain times.

If you want to communicate world wide then Amateur radio is the only way and if you do the licence you will learn enough to get you started with antennae . There is a while area of antenna design referred to as "stealth antennae" which is fascinating as well as useful Not all antennae need to be big or obvious. Simple wire draped discretely over the roof of your house can if done properly.

http://www.g4ilo.com/stealth.html

http://w4cae.com/wp-content/uploads/201 ... tennas.pdf

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Appin

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