Radio hacking: reliable Radio Australia reception indoors

Thursday, October 15, 2015
Since my last post on dealing with urban radio interference on shortwave I have made additional progress with low-noise indoor reception. Although I have been fortunate to receive quite a few stations with my current set-up, Radio Australia had remained a difficult catch. The high levels of static present on its daytime frequency resulted in a poor overall listening experience. I am pleased to report that I have largely solved this problem by positioning my Wellbrook loop antenna horizontally. Below is a short demo video:

It appears that the source of local interference on 12065 kHz is directly below me and positioning the loop horizontally nulls this noise source. This is another demonstration of Wellbrook ALA1530S+ exceptional directional reception capability.

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This blog is written by a shortwave radio enthusiast based in London, UK. You can follow him on Twitter at @LondonShortwave