Grundig Yacht Boy 80
Grundig Yacht Boy 80 RX 20 mts
Frequently Asked Questions...
How can I listen to ham radio users with my shortwave radio?
Just picked up a shortwave radio today. Grundig Yacht Boy 400 PE.
Anyhow, it doesn't have air bands but it does have shortband which is overwhelming to a new user. Where do I go tonight to listen to ham operators with my radio? What band, exact frequency if possible.
PS- Also, should I use the built-in antenna or the long 20 foot wire antenna?
UPDATE: I am not having any luck. I tried everything last night and even tuned in to the frequencies suggested here and heard almost nothing. Mostly garbled morse code. Occasionally I could hear some VERY VERY distant chatter but I could understand what they were saying.
23 ft wire antenna is spread out on my balcony (apartment)
Built in antenna is also fully up.
just not having any luck.
You can listen in on HF ham radio in the following frequency ranges:
10m: 28 to 29.7MHz
12m: 24.890 to 24.990Mhz
15m: 21.0 to 21.450MHz
17m: 18.068 to 18.168MHz
20m: 14 to 14.350MHz
40m: 7 to 7.30MHz
80/75m: 3.5 to 4.0MHz
The 10m, 20m, and 40m bands are the most active and do use SSB.