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by daveB
18 Oct 2019 13:41
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: looks like bumper asian evening
Replies: 7
Views: 105

Re: looks like bumper asian evening

Well Radio Free Asia on 1557 was coming in strongly and blotted out anything else and although HLAZ on 1566 suffers interference I heard "H-L-A-Z" very clearly - probably the best so far. Also I got time signals on 972 and 1143, but not 1134. I missed the time signal on 711 - but got "chinese" yl on...
by daveB
16 Oct 2019 23:29
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: 16 Oct 2019 711 KHz "help the newbie" again
Replies: 2
Views: 61

16 Oct 2019 711 KHz "help the newbie" again

A nice Asian signal on 711 at 1959 - 2003 UTC. I'm pretty sure it's the Taiwan station, but would like confirmation (or not). https://app.box.com/s/dalkvygw7ktfmyst5a7n0khq4ixo2w5y Starts off with a European time signal spot on the hour - my PC and Radio clock being in sync. Then the "taiwanese" sig...
by daveB
16 Oct 2019 23:04
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: Fast fibre - possible interference
Replies: 5
Views: 85

Re: Fast fibre - possible interference

I really think "it is the luck of the draw" with most firms nowadays. If you don't have cause to complain, the company will seem ok. If you do have to complain it can be a nightmare and most seem to adopt the 'automatic rejection first time round'. I will make sure to document any issues - probably ...
by daveB
16 Oct 2019 13:08
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: Energy Tariffs - saving money - a tip
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Energy Tariffs - saving money - a tip

Whilst I think about it - here's a tip to potentially reduce energy costs while on a fixed rate tariff - without incurring penalty charges. Check if your supplier has a better tariff than when you signed up. Then they may well allow you to change to it without penalty. I'm currently with Avro Energy...
by daveB
16 Oct 2019 12:47
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: Fast fibre - possible interference
Replies: 5
Views: 85

Re: Fast fibre - possible interference

Thanks for the comment John. I was agonising over whether to upgrade as the incomplete information I had suggested the cabinet was 2 km away, as the web-site page I was on was showing distance from exchange (which would have meant <10 Mb/s). I finally found out how to track down the actual FTTC cabi...
by daveB
16 Oct 2019 11:33
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: Fast fibre - possible interference
Replies: 5
Views: 85

Fast fibre - possible interference

Fast fibre (FTTC) has become available at £25/month. I do not need it - but it would be jolly useful to get a better upload speed. My concern is whether it will cause interference to my radio reception. I already see VDSL interfrence on shortwave - with the break points at 8 and 12 MHz clearly evide...
by daveB
16 Oct 2019 11:12
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: California Officials declare Ham Radio no longer a benefit
Replies: 1
Views: 79

Re: California Officials declare Ham Radio no longer a benefit

I remember in an RSGB publication about how the UK "Radio Amateur Emergency Network go started. Before 1953 the authorities dismissed the offer of 'hams' to provide an emergency service. "We've got it covered - we don't need 'amateurs' was the attitude. Then on 31 January 1953 major flooding affecte...
by daveB
16 Oct 2019 09:11
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: 12Oct2019_1350kHz unidentified
Replies: 3
Views: 75

Re: 12Oct2019_1350kHz unidentified

Thank you for the translation AMDXHUN. A little later they played another piece of music which was very obviously from the Balkans area.
by daveB
16 Oct 2019 00:43
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: 12Oct2019_1350kHz unidentified
Replies: 3
Views: 75

12Oct2019_1350kHz unidentified

Received from around 05:56 to 06:04 UTC. The recording covers the period 05:59:30 to 06:03. The first 30 seconds are a bit rubbish, but then there is a weird two tone time signal followed by a fairly clear male giving a station announcement in a language I don't recognise. This is followed by a fema...
by daveB
15 Oct 2019 14:46
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: 1557KHz Radio Free Asia 1958 UTC 14th October 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 102

Re: 1557KHz Radio Free Asia 1958 UTC 14th October 2019

Additional info: The ADC in the RSP1A - at sample rates of 6 MHz and less - runs at 14-bits resolution giving an extra 12 dB of dynamic range - which must help. According to SDRPlay technical notes - they found this was a hidden feature in the micro-chip - so they incorporated in the RSP1A software.
by daveB
15 Oct 2019 09:40
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: 1557KHz Radio Free Asia 1958 UTC 14th October 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 102

Re: 1557KHz Radio Free Asia 1958 UTC 14th October 2019

Hi Peter,
The reception was with the SDRPLay RSP1A in low IF mode using my 1.2 m shielded magnetic loop. The audio recording was taken from an I/Q file of the whole MW band. It was the clearest Asian signal at the time, better than CRI on 1521.
by daveB
14 Oct 2019 22:08
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: 1557KHz Radio Free Asia 1958 UTC 14th October 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 102

1557KHz Radio Free Asia 1958 UTC 14th October 2019

Definitely a good evening for Asian DX. Here's a very clear recording - it was coming in much better than HLAZ on 1566.

https://app.box.com/s/puvu0ywv8wfoy0mj8tcllmbo1g6cu6xa
by daveB
14 Oct 2019 22:03
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: 1521 CRI Ürümqi XHDATA D-808 (6285 km 3905 miles)
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: 1521 CRI Ürümqi XHDATA D-808 (6285 km 3905 miles)

Asia seems good tonight. I've also enjoyed standing out in the garden at night picking up CRI on 1521 on a Tecun PL680.
by daveB
12 Oct 2019 20:16
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: "Coast to Coast" programme on 1010
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: "Coast to Coast" programme on 1010

Thanks Simon,

I had CRFB a few times now - interleaving with WINS
by daveB
12 Oct 2019 17:27
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: "Coast to Coast" programme on 1010
Replies: 3
Views: 95

"Coast to Coast" programme on 1010

On 12 Oct 2019 0553 to 0557 on 1010 kHz I received a couple of minutes of clear audio which ended with closing credits identifying it as the "Coast to Coast" radio programme. According to the web it is a programme mainly dealing with the paranormal and conspiracy theories and is carried by over 570 ...
by daveB
05 Oct 2019 23:52
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: MW logbook for 01 to 05 October 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 83

MW logbook for 01 to 05 October 2019

Some interesting reception over the last few days - none of very strong except a few peaks. I don't know whether the reception I'm getting is good, bad or average, but interference levels are low and at this atmospheric noise appears to be 5 dB quiter than the last couple of days. 01/10/19 2304-2347...
by daveB
05 Oct 2019 22:52
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: 5 Oct 2019 2130 UTC 1700 kHz
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: 5 Oct 2019 2130 UTC 1700 kHz

Greece on FM = good. Greece on MW = bad
by daveB
05 Oct 2019 22:41
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: 5 Oct 2019 2130 UTC 1700 kHz
Replies: 2
Views: 88

5 Oct 2019 2130 UTC 1700 kHz

I'm receiving a non-english station - can't really make out the language - but it's not a Dutch pirate. Exact QRG is 1699.995 kHz. Some of the music sounds a bit Greek. Edit: as it is getting a bit stronger the "greekness" of the music is more evident as is the language.Not certain it is Greek - but...
by daveB
05 Oct 2019 18:13
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: It's back (?)
Replies: 5
Views: 200

It's back (?)

If this posts goes through -

Many thanks to John Faulkner and anyone else involved for getting the forum up and running again - it must have been a right pain when it didn't go smoothly to start with.
by daveB
28 Sep 2019 21:25
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: It's a test
Replies: 9
Views: 260

Re: It's a test

OK with full editor - and with quick reply

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