Lemons into Lemonade: Nick is taking advantage of Texas power outage to play radio

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Nick Booras, who writes:

I am stuck in the house in Texas, bored and with no power. So I decided to make a couple videos with my phone. One nice thing about a power outage… no RFI [Radio Frequency Interference].

This Icom 705 is an awesome radio! Perhaps your viewers might like these.

Thank you for sharing these, Nick! Yes, as we’ve noted before, power outages are an ideal time to play radio and indulge in a low-noise environment! And I agree with you: the IC-705 is a superb shortwave broadcast receiver.

I hope our readers in Texas will have power restored soon–this has been a rough week for many.

Spread the radio love

2 thoughts on “Lemons into Lemonade: Nick is taking advantage of Texas power outage to play radio

  1. Robert Richmond

    A power outage can be one of the rare times I manage to find much on the 120m tropical band other than the usual 2500KHz time interval signal. For whatever reason(s), usually it is worse than even 160m here.

    That said, yeah, I will take working power over better listening to the occasional 120m-band broadcast.

  2. 13dka

    Thanks for sharing that Nick! Interesting to see how 49m looks like on the 705 from your side of the world! 🙂 I hope everything will be back to normal ASAP!

    I couldn’t help noticing the typical display noise in some places. That this is audible on 5MHz may indicate that your antenna could be pretty close to the radio. On top of getting more separation between antenna conductor and the radio, a combination of grounding the radio and a common mode choke could improve that maybe.

    73! Ollie


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