AM Broadcast Stations
for possible use as
160 Meter Propagation Beacons

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Europe:

When longwave European broadcast stations can be heard, 160 meters may be open to Europe. http://www.angelfire.com/mb/amandx/longwave.html


KHz Radio station City Country Power

162 RADIO FRANCE INTER. Allouis, FRANCE 2 MW

183 EUROPE 1 Felsberg, GERMANY 2 MW

189 RIKISUTVARPID Gufuskalar, ICELAND 300 KW

198 RADIO 4 UK Droitwich, ENGLAND 500 KW

243 Danmarks Radio Kalundborg, DENMARK 50 kW

These are the stations we often use as a beacon to see if 160 meters is open to Europe. If you cannot hear at least one of these stations, odds are the others are not there from Europe at sunset and in the evenings.

Middle East (Thanks, WA1ION!):

1521 KHz                  Duba, Saudi Arabia      2 MW  Audio

1548 Khz Radio Sawa Kuwait 600 kW

1575 KHz Radio Farda United Arab Emirates 800 kW

Australia:

2310 kHz is VL8A (A for Alice Springs NT)
2325 kHz is VL8T (T for Tennant Creek NT).

See http://lists.contesting.com/pipermail/topband/2010-June/033190.html


Oceania and Alaska:

Guam - 567, 830, 801 KHz

American Samoa - 648 KHz


Hawaii - 620, 650, 670, 690, 760, 830, 940, 1040, 1500, 1570 KHz

Alaska - 640, 650*, 660, 670, 680, 700, 720, 750*, 780, 820, 850*, 870, 890, 970, 1020, 1080, 1110, 1140, 1170(50 kW day/21 kW night)

* = 50 kW


  Longwave Non-Directional Beacons (NDBs)


Amateur Beacons:
The ARRL Band Plan allows beacons from 1.999 to 2.000 MHz. Occasionally, we hear 1 watt, slow speed CW beacons there.

If you know of other beacon stations and would like us to add them to this page, please contact us and suggest them.


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