Friday, 20 June 2014

FM RDS DXing - My First Experiences

This is a short video showing my new Kenwood FM/RDS car radio capturing RDS IDs from 4 stations during a short FM band opening this morning. I think it's really cool to get a text ID of the station before you've even looked it up in the WRTH and I am interested in pursuing this aspect of radio DXing in more depth.

I think I may use some birthday money to put towards a Grundig G3 as I have seen Youtube vids of it capturing RDS data from really quite weak stations and was mightily impressed. It would also be nice to do a bit of portable FM DXing when out and about locally and on holiday.

I may also build a basic dipole for this band.