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#275294 - 05/31/15 12:26 PM Re: What radio bands to monitor? [Re: Mark_R]
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Originally Posted By: Mark_R
We're coming off of the peak of the 11 year sunspot cycle. Could that be monkeying with the ionosphere conditions?


Absolutely. HF radio propagation is a pretty complex matter, though. Lots of factors involved - a couple of useful links (hopefully not too technical):

http://www.radio-electronics.com/info/propagation/ionospheric/hf-propagation-basics.php

http://www.radio-electronics.com/info/pr...lar-indices.php

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#275314 - 06/02/15 02:37 PM Re: What radio bands to monitor? [Re: Mark_R]
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Originally Posted By: Mark_R
I think he's talking about something like these.
www.amazon.com/RTL-SDR-Blog-RTL2832U-Software-Telescopic/dp/B00QFCNNV0


Yep, that is a good example. Also read the blog from the vendor. Then google SDR Radio and look for youtube videos.

I did not include links because they change so fast. However google (or duckduckgo.com) is your friend.

Yes, it has a steep learning curve, but if you have the technical background and interest you will find it to be an amazzzzzzing gadget.
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