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Old 10-07-2012, 21:06   #1
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BBC & CBS radio

This may not be the place to pose this question, but does anyone know if and when either BBC and CBS still broadcast using SSB radio? My Icom lists them but so far, I've not been able to get anything broadcasted.
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BBC has discontinued, I believe, SOME of their SW broadcasts, ESP those beaming towards NA. Check online for freqs and times for those still being transmitted...no info on CBS.
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Re: BBC & CBS radio

i was not very impressed with bbc crossing the pacific 3 years ago,mostly we could only pick up radio australia and radio new zealand.
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Re: BBC & CBS radio

I suspect Icom has not updated their frequency list in some time. I know on my 802 there are Shipcom frequencies not in the data set.

BBC World Service has shut down most of their transmitters except for those aimed at the third world. There is still a lot you can pick up. See BBC World Service - Programme Guide

I don't think CBS Radio transmits on shortwave anymore but I could be wrong.

Voice of America (VOA) and Armed Forces Radio Network (AFRN) are still out there on shortwave.

The AM broadcast band is great for spelunking over long distances, particularly at and just after sunset during the period of grayline propagation.

The World Radio TV Handbook (issued annually) is a good source for frequencies and schedules for shortwave and longwave broadcasts.
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:20   #5
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As a kid in the 60s I did a lot of shortwave listening...cruising the world via the ionosphere. Was quite the thrill to hear BBC and the rest...reduced transmissions are a sign of the Internet tines, I presume... Still magic to me...also a ham operator since 1971. Guess I'm almost from a bygone era too...I still enjoy CW! OP, you may want to consider a ham license for your recreational SSB ops.
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