Friday, November 05, 2010

What I hear on VHF/UHF from the car

Over the last few days, I've been using the scan feature on the FT8900 a bit more from the car. I'm scanning particular channels, rather than the whole of the band, but it's interesting to see what coverage I'm getting. I'll probably add more channels to scan when I identify likely targets of semi-distant stations to listen for.

I thought it might be fun to try and put together a Google Map of what I heard this morning - I've colour coded the different bands.

View Heard by G4VXE this morning in a larger map

As you can see, GB3CF up in Leicestershire is probably the most distant station heard this morning. It fights it out on 145.600 with GB3WR. But I didn't hear WR this morning and GB3CF was clearly audible just around Abingdon for a few hundred yards.

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