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Old 13-10-2019, 12:45   #1
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just wondering if anyone listens to vhf/uhf/sw etc on a basestation, what do you use and arial/ antenna etc
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What a disappointment, was thinking this thread was about Babestation....
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just wondering if anyone listens to vhf/uhf/sw etc on a basestation, what do you use and arial/ antenna etc
Yes I usually monitor the HFGCS and Russian Strategic Air Force frequencies on HF in addition to the civil and military air bands on VHF and UHF.

For HF Listening I use a couple of dedicated amateur band antennas which work well on receive across the entire HF band with a pretty low noise floor:

40m End Fed Half Wave with the far end up at 75ft sloping down to a homebrew matching network bolted to a fence post at the back of the garden. Being a sloper it is slightly directional.

20m Delta Loop suspended between my tower and 2 trees in the front garden (with a little help from a DJI drone )

On the higher bands there's a couple of homebrew J-Poles for the civil and military air bands near the top of the tower. They are simply made from copper pipe and elbow joints.

The main radios are off the shelf amateur transceivers: Yaesu FT1000MP MK V and Kenwood TS480HX for HF and a Yaesu FT847 for VHF/UHF
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RFNV from Sheremetyevo still transmitting?
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RFNV from Sheremetyevo still transmitting?
I don't think that's been active for some time, not since their strategic comms systems were overhauled.

Air Force HQ (Moscow) = REA4

Naval Transport Command = RFJ94

You don't hear much SSB these days but you can often hear the CW marker beacons when the strategic bombers are active
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What a disappointment, was thinking this thread was about Babestation....
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My IMAX-2000 antenna for my CB works for all those freqs quite well

If I hook my SW reciever to it,man oh man!!!!!!


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Yes I usually monitor the HFGCS and Russian Strategic Air Force frequencies on HF in addition to the civil and military air bands on VHF and UHF.

For HF Listening I use a couple of dedicated amateur band antennas which work well on receive across the entire HF band with a pretty low noise floor:

40m End Fed Half Wave with the far end up at 75ft sloping down to a homebrew matching network bolted to a fence post at the back of the garden. Being a sloper it is slightly directional.

20m Delta Loop suspended between my tower and 2 trees in the front garden (with a little help from a DJI drone )

On the higher bands there's a couple of homebrew J-Poles for the civil and military air bands near the top of the tower. They are simply made from copper pipe and elbow joints.

The main radios are off the shelf amateur transceivers: Yaesu FT1000MP MK V and Kenwood TS480HX for HF and a Yaesu FT847 for VHF/UHF
I have two yupi mvt7100 hooked up to homemade bowtie arial with good results I also have a uniden ubc785xlt and a yasue vr-5000 which I don't use as the moment as having great difficulty trying to manually program I have looked on youtube for info but only found how to set up and use with a PC still trying to find something but to no avail
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