I read here (in the ideas section) that an old shortwave radio can be used as a receiver for listening to Jupiter but am unsure about how to do it.

MY radio has both a whip and ferrite antenna, should I remove both which would I replace with my own antenna?

  • $\begingroup$ The mentioned "Ukaranet SEARCH page" can't be found, and since even google "ukaranet jupiter" didn't brink out too much reliable content, I'd declare this a bit of a slightly dead end. What about NASA project radio jove, though? $\endgroup$ – Marcus Müller Mar 2 '19 at 19:49
  • $\begingroup$ (also, whenever the answer to something is "use old radio equipment", my impulse is to say "or, use modern radio equipment and get better signal"; it's really not the case that engineers have gotten dumber over the years.) $\endgroup$ – Marcus Müller Mar 2 '19 at 19:50
  • $\begingroup$ I have read much about hearing signals from Jupiter since I was a boy. IIRC, it doesn't take much to hear those ~13 MHz signals. That should be especially true since terrestrial signal levels are way down in this part of the sunspot cycle. What about pointing a 20m beam towards Jupiter when it is low on the horizon? $\endgroup$ – Mike Waters Mar 2 '19 at 20:34
  • $\begingroup$ @MarcusMüller Really? The link works for m. Also yes Radio Jove looks like an interesting project for the future but I was just curious as to how cheaply I could detect the signal and the shortwave radio is the cheapest receiver I have seen mentioned. Unfortunately they don't make them much anymore which is why I said old. $\endgroup$ – cal Mar 2 '19 at 20:55
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    $\begingroup$ @MikeWaters Yeah that is pretty much what i am doing (except for 21Mhz) my question is about replacing the antenna from a shortwave radio with my yagi and using the radio as a cheap receiver. $\endgroup$ – cal Mar 2 '19 at 21:00

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