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Choosing your radio station

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Choosing the radio station to listen out for is an important first step. An ideal radio station should have each of the following characteristics.
  1. It should be far enough from your position that, in the days leading up to the eclipse, it can only be heard at night, with the signal fading out during the day.

  2. It is important to identify the station and therefore where the broadcasts are being made from.

  3. Try to choose a frequency where there are as few different stations as possible.

  4. If possible, don't choose a station that is swamped by a very strong local radio signal during the day.

We have listened to all the MW frequencies and have identified two possible radio stations that meet all the requirements above. These are

Radio Experiment | Atmospheric Science | What you can do | Ionosondes | Eclipse
31/07/98 Chris Davis