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Old 02-07-2016, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I never turn on the radio because there is never anything that I like. When we lived in Arizona there was one station about 90 miles away that I listened to.
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Old 02-07-2016, 09:59 PM
 
Location: NY in body, Mayberry in spirit.
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I guess this is the place.

You can turn your phone on in Green Bank, W.Va., but you won’t get a trace of a signal. If you hit scan on your car’s radio, it’ll cycle through the dial endlessly, never pausing on a station. This remote mountainous town is inside the U.S. National Radio Quiet Zone, a 13,000–square-mile area where most types of electromagnetic radiation on the radio spectrum (which includes radio and TV broadcasts, Wi-Fi networks, cell signals, Bluetooth, and the signals used by virtually every other wireless device) are banned to minimize disturbance around the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, home to the world’s largest steerable radio telescope.
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Old 02-07-2016, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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I've driven through spots where there's nothing on the car radio but I can't remember where. West of the Mississippi.


There's a short stretch in SE MN/NE IA I drive through to visit a friend which has only reception for one station. It's unprofessional voices singing unfamiliar old-timey church hymns. Sounds like it's been recorded by amateurs. Suspect it's Amish as I've seen horses and black buggies on that road.
Can't be Amish. They don't use electricity or radios. Mennonites do, though, they seem like Amish but are more advanced and will use telephones, electricity and motors.
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Old 02-07-2016, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Self explanatory
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Hell, there was a radio station on Antarctica, I can't imagine a place where there isn't some sort of station. I've been coast to coast as well on the CONUS, and no where was there a dry spell. . . perhaps things we didn't want to listen to, but stations nonetheless.

I'd love to delve deep into the Amazon though, but even then, I'm sure there's chatter of some kind.
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Old 02-08-2016, 12:48 AM
 
Location: Lovely swampy humid Miami!
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I believe that would have to be somewhere in New Mexico.
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Old 02-08-2016, 02:37 AM
 
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How many of you have been to a place SO remote that the entire radio dial has NOTHING, I mean, literally NOTHING? I have been to lots of semi-remote places between cities, but there always seems to be something, either due to a small city nearby, or one of the big high powers from 100 miles away. I have never been to a place with NO radio or TV at all.

Would the Canadian Arctic work maybe? An uninhabited remote island?
If you are looking for a place with no radio or tv reception wouldnt just turning your radio or tv off achieve the desired results?
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Old 02-08-2016, 05:23 AM
 
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If one has internet access then one can get streaming radio and tv programs in this day & age!
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Old 02-08-2016, 05:35 AM
 
Location: USA
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That's a tough one Everywhere I have been I could pick up AM stations and certainly shortwave as these tend to bounce all over. There was a time when I was on a vacation in a rural area in upstate NY as a kid. I could not receive any FM stations, but AM was certainly available. I remember listening to Howard Stern that day.

I'm sure there are pretty remote parts of the world where radio coverage is difficult, but I have not been to any such place.

Car radios that are built today aren't as good as the older ones that had great sensitivity. I had one in my house, and with a wire antenna received AM stations from across the country.
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Old 02-08-2016, 06:00 AM
 
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I guess this is the place.

You can turn your phone on in Green Bank, W.Va., but you won’t get a trace of a signal. If you hit scan on your car’s radio, it’ll cycle through the dial endlessly, never pausing on a station. This remote mountainous town is inside the U.S. National Radio Quiet Zone, a 13,000–square-mile area where most types of electromagnetic radiation on the radio spectrum (which includes radio and TV broadcasts, Wi-Fi networks, cell signals, Bluetooth, and the signals used by virtually every other wireless device) are banned to minimize disturbance around the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, home to the world’s largest steerable radio telescope.
Thanks - I'll have to remember this one!
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Old 02-08-2016, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Over yonder a piece
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There's a stretch of road in central VA that is in the mountains and has no radio reception for AM/FM stations. And no GPS signal either.
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