Tuesday, April 7, 2009

5LN Port Lincoln on 1485 kHz heard at Fish Hoek

Port Lincoln, South Australia

March and April are generally good months for the reception of Australian MW stations here at Fish Hoek. Western Australia tends to dominate most of the time. The reception last night (6th April) was quite exceptional with signals from South Australia and Victoria across the band.

Apart from barefoot signals from 729 5RN Adelaide and 891 5AN Adelaide, a definite highlight was the reception of 5LN Port Lincoln on 1485 kHz, heard with ABC news fanfares at 2030 and 2100 UTC.

Although very weak, this was certainly the most remarkable Australian MW station to get through over a distance of just under 10 000 km with an incredible 200 watts !

It is also one of the smallest ABC local radio stations with a staff of just 4.

Receiver : Sony SRF-M37V Ultralight

Antenna : 220 metre BOG directed torwards Adelaide

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