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6300 and AM broadcast band

I was trying to listen to the local AM station on 1400 Khz to catch the end of a College football game.  It did not appear that the 6300 covered the complete AM broadcast band.  Is this correct?  If you chose 160m it would go to approx 1600 Khz and if you chose band "630" you can get 550 to 670 Khz.  Is this correct that the 6000 series doesn't cover the full AM broadcast band or am I do I have something set incorrect?

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  • Jon_KF2EJon_KF2E Member ✭✭
    edited July 2018
    Try choosing GEN on the band select panel.


  • Mike KasrichMike Kasrich Member
    edited November 2015
    I have it doesn't show any signals between 670 and 1600.
  • Steve G1XOWSteve G1XOW Member
    edited May 16
    or just type 1.400 in to the frequency box...simples?
  • Mike KasrichMike Kasrich Member
    edited November 2015
    I'm not saying you can't select the freq, there are just no signals between 670 and 1600 Khz
  • Jon_KF2EJon_KF2E Member ✭✭
    edited July 2018
    Check the antenna selection.
  • Kevin LaFataKevin LaFata Member
    edited November 2015
    I can confirm the 6300 DOES pick up local AM stations.  I've taken mine camping several times and was able to pick up "local" stations that were now an hour drive away. 
  • George Molnar, KF2TGeorge Molnar, KF2T Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 2019
    Can you post a screen shot of your SSDR window? Might help figure it out.
  • Steve G1XOWSteve G1XOW Member
    edited May 16
    mike, something obvious changes in your setup then. I use a 6300 and it is fine. Suggest you slide up from 160m and you may find that the selected antenna sockets changes over, or Attn goes on, or agc-T is very low there, or something like that!
  • Mike KasrichMike Kasrich Member
    edited November 2015
    Ugh, like I said I figured I had something set incorrect and that was it, ant choice.  I purchased the radio from another ham.  I'll have to watch what is set up since I don't know how it was used before purchase.
  • Mark_WS7MMark_WS7M Member ✭✭
    edited November 2015
    Yes the antenna thing got me too. I found a case where if i just slid my panadapter back and forth it would change between ant1 and xvrtr
  • DrTeethDrTeeth Member ✭✭
    edited August 2016
    These things caught me out no end when I first became an SSDR user and still occasionally do.
  • Jim  KJ7SJim KJ7S Member ✭✭
    edited January 26
         I stayed on ant.1, switched to 160, collapsed the panadaptor till I could see from 0.0-6.4 mhz.
    You can then expand the panadaptor to show the "closer in" view you may be accustomed to. I didn't notice an indication of it being in General rx mode, except for the unlocked padlock.image

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