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by daveB
09 Sep 2017 20:58
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: 01 Sept 2017 - double hop reception
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: 01 Sept 2017 - double hop reception

Just back from a nice week away in Suffolk - so it is only now that I can re-check the frequencies with an echo. During the opening I've logged (so far) a dozen frequencies with Radio Rossii. Three of them had an echo - 66.38, 69.68, 71.24 - all three from GTRK Tver region. 69.68 was by far the stro...
by daveB
08 Sep 2017 10:58
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: 01 Sept 2017 - double hop reception
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: 01 Sept 2017 - double hop reception

Thanks for reply Marcus. I had same comment elsewhere. Checked backed earlier recording at 1129-1134 utc and same echo at constant level. Have deleted these from the log. When I have the chance I will check other frequencies to if the same thing was happening.
by daveB
01 Sep 2017 22:33
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: 01 Sept 2017 - double hop reception
Replies: 4
Views: 139

01 Sept 2017 - double hop reception

Once again as the opening faded out some double hop reception was logged. At 1200 UTC a few transmitters from R. Rossii were still present on 66-74 MHz, three of which had an echo on the signal - not only evident from the doubling of the pips on the hour, but also on the programme itself. This is th...
by daveB
01 Sep 2017 22:07
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Es 31/08/17
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: Es 31/08/17

At least you were only a day out - I managed to post the wrong month a while back!
by daveB
01 Sep 2017 15:51
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: ALL TIME TOP / BEST FM RADIO or TUNER ?
Replies: 9
Views: 511

Re: ALL TIME TOP / BEST FM RADIO or TUNER ?

but bear in mind that you may need a fairly meaty computer to run it.
It will also need a fairly big wallet! I might be tempted - but as a 2Gb 20 MHz file will probably only be 30-35 seconds long it is potentially a huge number of files to process.
by daveB
01 Sep 2017 11:49
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Es 01092017
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: Es 01092017

OIRT and Band I TV has opened up very nicely now with strong signals from Russia on R2 and carrier level on R3 - but still no obvious Band II
by daveB
01 Sep 2017 10:38
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Es 01092017
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: Es 01092017

Loads of activity in Europe - but not a lot here. 65-75 MHz (OIRT) band is yielding some results but rather patchy as I appear to be at the edge of the active area.
by daveB
31 Aug 2017 23:30
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Es 31/08/17
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: Es 31/08/17

Someone of course meant "31/08/17". Band 2 is hopeless after dusk here - pesky solar light interference! The OIRT band is also affected but with stations at 30 kHz there are many gaps and I had a good showing from Belarus when I got back in at 2040 UTC - as well as Russia on Ch R1 with three carrier...
by daveB
30 Aug 2017 23:53
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: 2017 Es Season Off To A Hopeless Start
Replies: 23
Views: 858

Re: 2017 Es Season Off To A Hopeless Start

It is certainly going out with a bang at the end of August with, for me, excellent Es reception on the 25th and 30th and some ES on the 27th and 28th.
by daveB
30 Aug 2017 23:07
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Es 30/08/17
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Re: Es 30/08/17

Despite being live and logging Band I TV I totally missed this Es opening - but fortunately I've got a load of loggings from the RTL dongle/FMsuite combo. It lasted from 1144 to 1341 UTC. A quick eyeball of stations received shows mainly Lithuania, Latvia and Poland and once I've combined the RDSspy...
by daveB
25 Aug 2017 16:10
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Es about
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: Es about

The RTL dongle on the south aerial logged Es signals from 10:11 BST to 15:26 BST. A very good extended opening for this time of the year and I actually managed to spend a decent amount of time live DX-ing. So far it seems to me that August is better than previous years - or at least better than 2016...
by daveB
25 Aug 2017 11:43
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Es about
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: Es about

Algeria at 180 bearing and Italy at 136 bearing from my QTH. A nice late seasoning opening
by daveB
21 Aug 2017 09:09
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Es Turkey
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Re: Es Turkey

I had two Turkish stations from Cannakke around 16:52 UTC and one without RDS on 87.8 with what I presume were Quranic prayers - so almost certainly Diyanet Kuran Radyo from the same site. This was followed by a nice collection of Greek stations up until 1748 UTC. None of the signals were strong but...
by daveB
18 Aug 2017 23:37
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Es 18/08/17
Replies: 8
Views: 206

Re: Es 18/08/17

The last three days have definitely been a lot more lively than this time last year - hopefully it won't be the end of season just yet.
by daveB
18 Aug 2017 23:11
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: OH NO! Not again - RFI
Replies: 0
Views: 86

OH NO! Not again - RFI

Here we go again - but far worse. After an interference-free period - this is what I've got to put up with. It starts well below 85 MHz and is severe to well above 96 MHz. https://app.box.com/s/8tz7p5a4tocjfy9ab91umd77015yzg8o It affects my main rotatable antenna at the bottom of the garden. As you ...
by daveB
16 Aug 2017 10:29
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Es 16/8/17
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Re: Es 16/8/17

Spain, Algeria, and I got MRC on 88.5 with PI code of 1201 at 0854 UTC - 2668 km. It's turning into an extended opening improving as it goes on - and going strong as I press the 'submit' button at 0929 UTC (1029 BST).
by daveB
14 Aug 2017 14:40
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Italy B2 12/08/17
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: Italy B2 12/08/17

I was out all day - but the 24/7 scanning log (RTL-SDR powered) shows a reasonable number of stations coming in from Italy between 13:19 and 14:49 UTC. I've yet to log these as I'm going through the evening recordings of M-S but as these showed mostly on the south pointing aerial they would most lik...
by daveB
14 Aug 2017 00:11
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Perseids 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 422

Re: Perseids 2017

I thought this was an amusing coincidence - received on 91.8 MHz during a better meteor burst https://app.box.com/s/9jb1x6j9ka8g06kgwthdii26qp0vemrm I didn't get a valid pi code but it sounds like it was RTE 2 FM to me. I had little time or disc space to devote to the Perseids - but for the short pe...
by daveB
04 Aug 2017 23:42
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Check for multihop to Iran
Replies: 6
Views: 200

Re: Check for multihop to Iran

Hi Nick, Nothing exotic turned up in the files although at 1822 UTC I had some intense SpE across the lower part of the band giving solid 0% ber on TDS from a whole bunch of stations from Istanbul over a period of around 2 minutes. Around 1728 UTC I had a number of Arabic speaking stations - which t...
by daveB
04 Aug 2017 10:22
Forum: Dave B, Sittingbourne
Topic: Exotic reception 67.04 MHz - 19 July 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Re: Exotic reception 67.04 MHz - 19 July 2017

I have looked up the distances on 67.04 MHz , multi hop seems possible on these (for QTH London) I have been advised that the reception was R Rossii from Kochubey (GKTR Dagestan). I also received other double hop signals on other frequencies including a "turkish sounding" station on 70.31. This was...

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