No any hams on amateur bands listening

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  1. KK6CNL

    KK6CNL Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hi I got the radio few days ago It is icom 756 Pro 2 and try to listen any conversations on the amateur bands.I dont have antenna yet but I made the loop and attached it inside my garage where i have a radio but I can hear only AM regular radio stations.Is this supposed to be like this or is it radio bad? Do I need good antenna outside?Sorry for question like this. Im new in this business.Thanks.
     
  2. N0AZZ

    N0AZZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Look closely at your Tech manual it will tell you how to make a simple dipole so you can listen to a band or 2 till you get a better antenna up. A loop should work for you to listen what kind of a balun are you using with the loop to attach the coax to the radio with?
     
  3. NN5AA

    NN5AA Ham Member QRZ Page


    Just out of curiosity, where do you live? What mode are you trying to listen with? Is your garage surrounded by 20 story buildings or hills? Do you receive FM stations where you live?
     
  4. WA6MHZ

    WA6MHZ Subscriber QRZ Page

    It also could be time of day U are listenning. Tune in 20, 15 and 10M after dark and you will only hear hiss and power lines. That is all I hear. And that is on a $6000 radio! All the ham activity has moved down to 40 and 75M. 40 is chock full of SW Broadcast stations, but between them are a few Ham QSOs. 75 has wide open spaces but in tuning the band U should find a few QSOs, mostly about Gall bladders operations and which laxative works best.

    Listen to 20M during the daylight hours, 14.160-14.350 and U should hear some stations. Even with a random wire U will hear stuff. or the radio doesn't work.
     
  5. KB9UWU

    KB9UWU Ham Member QRZ Page

    I honestly don't no what your doing rong. Everything sounds rite.

    I'd start with 14.313MHz
     
  6. N2ADV

    N2ADV Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    What mode are you using and where are you listening?
     
  7. W2AAT

    W2AAT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Broadcast on 40

    There are no SW Broadcast stations on 40 from 7.200 down.

     
  8. NN3W

    NN3W Ham Member QRZ Page

    i c wut u did there.
     
  9. KB9BVN

    KB9BVN Ham Member QRZ Page

    Well, there's not SUPPOSED to be...but I've heard a few, and lately.
     
  10. KK6CNL

    KK6CNL Ham Member QRZ Page

    i live in antelope,ca It is 15 miles from sacramento downtown.I tried to use LSB and USB.No Luck.My house surrond with another houses but there is no hills.I live in suburbia.I dont receive any FMs too.I think I need someone who live close to me and who can check the radio with good antenna outside the building.
     
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