6300 and AM broadcast band

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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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Mike

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Jon - KF2E

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Try choosing GEN on the band select panel.
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Mike Kasrich

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I have it doesn't show any signals between 670 and 1600.
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Steven G1XOW

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or just type 1.400 in to the frequency box...simples?
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Mike Kasrich

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I'm not saying you can't select the freq, there are just no signals between 670 and 1600 Khz
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Jon - KF2E

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Check the antenna selection.
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Kevin LaFata / K0KEV

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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. 
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George Molnar, KF2T, Elmer

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Can you post a screen shot of your SSDR window? Might help figure it out.
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Steven G1XOW

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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!
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Mike Kasrich

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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.
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Mark - WS7M

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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
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DrTeeth

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These things caught me out no end when I first became an SSDR user and still occasionally do.
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Jim KJ7S

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     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.