Search found 1443 matches

by daveB
12 Dec 2019 23:34
Forum: DX Alerts (FM)
Topic: Get ready for Geminids 14-15 December
Replies: 6
Views: 358

Re: Get ready for Geminids 14-15 December

Seven hours of recording between 01:00 and 08:00 yielded only a handful of pings just reaching RDS levels.

Compared to previous years I'm not expecting much from this meteor shower - you just have to look at FMList over the last few years to see that MS results have gone down hill since 2016.
by daveB
07 Dec 2019 11:30
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: Conditions picking up?
Replies: 9
Views: 231

Re: Conditions picking up?

"Mid-winter anomaly" - well that explains why I'm getting hardly anything despite background noise levels being relatively low. I've experimented over a period to determine what the optimum settings are for the SDRPlay and now stick with these. For best audibility on weak signals it needs a higher g...
by daveB
27 Nov 2019 13:11
Forum: DX Alerts (FM)
Topic: Alpha Monocerotids tonight
Replies: 18
Views: 551

Re: Alpha Monocerotids tonight

A nice recording from Nick. What a shame I only spotted the DX Alert a day late as a heavy cold and headache the day the alert was posted meant I didn't bother to turn the recorder on.
by daveB
27 Nov 2019 13:03
Forum: Receivers
Topic: Airspy HF+ Discovery
Replies: 10
Views: 398

Re: Airspy HF+ Discovery

Either a pricing error - it is now on the site at £229 - or it was a Black Friday event. I got an e-mail a few days back from Airspy saying look out for discounts. Anyway - you received it.
by daveB
09 Nov 2019 19:50
Forum: DX Alerts (MW)
Topic: Asia has picked up
Replies: 1
Views: 185

Asia has picked up

Nice clear signals from CRI 1521 and RFA on 1557 at 19:45. Much better than the last couple of days. Not exactly a DX alert - but JF did ask who would be the first to use the new sub-forum :).

Hopefully some other frequencies will give asian time pips.
by daveB
05 Nov 2019 09:25
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: perseus file 0700
Replies: 7
Views: 320

Re: perseus file 0700

I think you'll find the id was "This is Boomer Radio" - CFZM Toronto.
I sure you are right - with closer listening it sounds like "Bewmer Radio"to my ears.

By the way - to my ears "KXEL" sounded like "ASDL" when I first heard it as a weak signal on one of my recordings.
by daveB
05 Nov 2019 09:04
Forum: DX Alerts (FM)
Topic: Manitoba on mw now
Replies: 4
Views: 368

Re: Manitoba on mw now

At 08:53 WBBR on 1130 was present and what I presume was WINS on 1010 as the news reader was still audible at 09:03.
by daveB
04 Nov 2019 15:20
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: perseus file 0700
Replies: 7
Views: 320

Re: perseus file 0700

Thanks for sharing. I will enjoy trawling through the file - now that fibre broadband allows me to download large files in a short time. It seems like every 10kHz there is an audible TA signal. One frequency I noted was 740 kHz, which appears to have two stations. At 06:59:23 there is a weak id for ...
by daveB
02 Nov 2019 23:35
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: TA lively tonight -02/03 Nov 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 188

TA lively tonight -02/03 Nov 2019

There are more transatlantic stations present than I've had so far this season. Tomorrow I will check through the recordings to see just who they are. The usual 'suspects' are there, 590, 1010, 1130 but lots of new ones (for me).
by daveB
02 Nov 2019 21:44
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: MWDX transatlantic compilation received in England 02 11 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Re: MWDX transatlantic compilation received in England 02 11 2019

WAXY 790 was particularly good on your recording.

I
by daveB
01 Nov 2019 09:37
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: Fast fibre - possible interference
Replies: 9
Views: 358

Re: Fast fibre - possible interference

As a closing post for this thread - no interference on MW, FM, or amateur radio bands from my broadband. But there is the permanent 8- 12 dB hump between roughly 8 and 12 MHz. There are also intermittent hedgehog spikes up to 17 MHz which also pre-date my fibre connection.
by daveB
31 Oct 2019 21:20
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: Fibre broadband speed differences
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Re: Fibre broadband speed differences

A bit more checking and I find it is very much dependent on the speed checker you use. on the phone between 21:0 and 21:15 - in order of testing broadband.co.uk - 38.9 down/2.5 up - 52 ms ping - run a couple of times to confirm slow upload broadbandspeedchecker.co.uk - 34.6 down / 5.16 down 34 ms pi...
by daveB
31 Oct 2019 19:27
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: Fibre broadband speed differences
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Fibre broadband speed differences

My FTTC broadband connection went live around 6 pm. Initial testing showed everything to be OK - in fact better than OK. I was promised a minimum of 36 Mb/s down loaded, and was expecting 4-5 Mb/s upload speed. All my computing devices are wireless. My desktop PC with in-built wireless card and dive...
by daveB
22 Oct 2019 12:33
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: KOR 1566 MWList has changed.
Replies: 0
Views: 124

KOR 1566 MWList has changed.

I just went to list HLAZ reception for 21/10/2019 - and it wasn't listed! It took me a few moments of cross-checking to see that instead of it being listed as HLAZ FEBC (as per my log on 19/10/2019) it is just listed as FEBC.

Does anyone know why? As 20:00 it clearly identified as "H L A Z"

David
by daveB
22 Oct 2019 10:52
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: 1430 KEZW - Confirmed!
Replies: 9
Views: 340

1430 KEZW - Confirmed!

Website "Not available in the E.U." so can't check playlist, etc.
I got that on WINS's web-site - I wonder if it's because they would not be complaint with EU data protection rules. In WINS's case I found a 3rd party web-site offering their schedule.
by daveB
22 Oct 2019 09:32
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: Fast fibre - possible interference
Replies: 9
Views: 358

Re: Fast fibre - possible interference

To deal with electrical interference I've got ferrite chokes clipped on everywhere- coax leads, usb leads, power leads. RE: TalkTalk - some of the problem with the operators is that often English doesn't seem to be their mother tongue and they don't get the nuances of colloqiual UK English. So you h...
by daveB
21 Oct 2019 22:32
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: Canadian signals from 2115 UTC
Replies: 0
Views: 144

Canadian signals from 2115 UTC

Canada on 930 (St John's) and 1140 CBC1 Sydney) received quite early - just strong enough on peaks to match to webstreams. Hopefully strengths will improve through the night and the band will open up.
by daveB
19 Oct 2019 21:41
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: N.A. carriers present at 20:35 UTC
Replies: 0
Views: 179

N.A. carriers present at 20:35 UTC

Hopefully a sign that tonight will be go for TA reception as there carriers here on 1500, 930, and 750
by daveB
19 Oct 2019 15:14
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: Asia right now
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: Asia right now

Early in the evening far east stations were coming at 17:58-18:02 with the obvious signature tunes/identifiers from CRI 1521, 1566 and 1557. Re-checking the recordings around 20:00 UTC the signals were a lot better, but not as good as the day before (17/09/19). I stopped recording just after midnigh...
by daveB
18 Oct 2019 13:41
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: looks like bumper asian evening
Replies: 7
Views: 324

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...

Go to advanced search