NASA Target HF3W SSB Receiver - Can You Listen To BBC Radio

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NASA Target HF3W SSB Receiver - Can You Listen To BBC Radio

Postby BlowingOldBoots » Sun Oct 09, 2016 7:41 pm

Hello,

I am a complete dim wit when it comes to radio signals and receiving them. Can SSB Receivers such as NASA Target HF3B SSB Receiver allow the likes of BBC Radio 4 to be listened to?

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Re: NASA Target HF3W SSB Receiver - Can You Listen To BBC Ra

Postby Mehitabel » Mon Oct 10, 2016 1:23 pm

Yes, R4 comes through fine on 198 kHz, and 5 Live on 909. Nice little radio. Bought a 2nd hand one recently and have been playing around receiving weather faxes using a neat little app (HF Weather Fax) on my android tablet that generates the image just by putting its microphone close enough to the radio for it to hear the data transmission. Recommended by someone else on here while ago I think. It works remarkably well. In fact, I've become so intrigued by the possibilities that I am now looking at 'software defined radios' which seem to be the latest craze among the ham community.

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Re: NASA Target HF3W SSB Receiver - Can You Listen To BBC Ra

Postby mm5aho » Mon Oct 10, 2016 1:36 pm

That radio does two modes.
SSB (which can be either USB or LSB) and AM

The R4 you want on 198 (long wave) is an AM signal and this radio covers that.
It also does the AM band that covers stations such as mentioned already.

What it will not do is FM or digital, so if you want any of those modes, this isn't the radio for you.

There's a button on the front to switch between modes.
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Re: NASA Target HF3W SSB Receiver - Can You Listen To BBC Ra

Postby BlowingOldBoots » Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:02 pm

Thanks folks. I have junked the car radio that has been fitted for years. The plan is to use Bluetooth speakers and media players for entertainment and radio. I then thought that something like this would be more robust that an iPhone or anything similar. The weather fax data to PC / tablet looks good.
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