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Old 21st June 2019, 06:25
Paul Braxton Paul Braxton is offline  
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Poor HF reception on 16 - 28MHz band

My Atalanta rx is pretty well dead on the above band. No bcast stations, no time signal from WWVH, just static. Is anyone aware of the possibility of sunspot or other solar event which might be causing this? Or is anyone having similar problems, I wonder?

Could be that the set itself is going down the tubes. It's pretty ancient, but has always worked perfectly and is still going great guns on the lower bands, including AM bcast and 2MHz, even, picking up Aussie wx fcsts from inland NZ at night.

At first I wondered if it might be an AE pblm, but that can't be the case in view of the above. Any clues anyone?

Can't promise a case of beer nowadays for any assistance, but the thought is there.

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