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by daveB
25 Sep 2020 23:36
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: GEORGIA received in S.E. England on 16 June 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 42

Re: GEORGIA received in S.E. England on 16 June 2020

The listed power of the Georgian station is only 1 kw, and Azerbaycan Radyo is 2kw. I wonder if that is the actual ERP or the transmitter output power?

And I wonder what the 2021 season will bring?
by daveB
25 Sep 2020 21:17
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: GEORGIA received in S.E. England on 16 June 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 42

Re: GEORGIA received in S.E. England on 16 June 2020

Wow! Many congratulations David! What a catch! Is this the first time Georgia has been received on band 2 in the UK? Who looks after these sort of records? No-one has come back with info to suggest the Azerbaijani stations have previously been logged in the UK, So the Georgian station could well be...
by daveB
25 Sep 2020 21:02
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: GEORGIA received in S.E. England on 16 June 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 42

Re: GEORGIA received in S.E. England on 16 June 2020

Nick Gilly wrote:
25 Sep 2020 20:38
Stunning David! Congratulations from me too.

One question though. The recording you've posted is labelled as "93000kHz" or 93.0 MHz. I presume it was actually 95.1?
Well spotted - my typo - had Azer FM on the brain. The link is now correctly named.
by daveB
25 Sep 2020 18:04
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: GEORGIA received in S.E. England on 16 June 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 42

GEORGIA received in S.E. England on 16 June 2020

I was testing how sensitive the RDS decoding on SDR-Console is when multiple VFOs are in use. I decided to try and see how well it would do on my Azerbaijani reception. I was, to say the least, surprised to find a pi code of 0951 on 95.1 MHz at 0646 - the same time as I received Azerbaijan on 93.0 a...
by daveB
23 Sep 2020 16:05
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: RDS Spy and VAC on Win 10 - revisited
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: RDS Spy and VAC on Win 10 - revisited

I considered using VB Hi-fi Cable - but as far as I can tell the maximum number of virtual cable you can have is 4. Version 4.14 which I had didn't work on Win10 so I decided to try the latest trial version of VAC first, which is fully functional but superimposes a YL saying "trial" every few second...
by daveB
21 Sep 2020 14:00
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: RDS Spy and VAC on Win 10 - revisited
Replies: 2
Views: 41

RDS Spy and VAC on Win 10 - revisited

For up to date info: I have just installed the latest version of Virtual Audio Cable on my new desktop computer which is running Windows 10 Home Build 19041. Currently I have the trial version of 4.64. Previously I had installed my full version of 4.14 which caused SDR# to crash as soon as MPXoutput...
by daveB
17 Sep 2020 18:15
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: The challenges of a new (Win 10) computer
Replies: 0
Views: 55

The challenges of a new (Win 10) computer

A combination of a small 'rant' and a plea for help as the new super-fast PC has arrived. CCL did a good job of providing the PC with Windows 10 pre-installed (not much choice is there). Set up was simple - answer no to all the intrusive "let us track everything' questions. Until it got to the "a pr...
by daveB
13 Sep 2020 14:44
Forum: DX Alerts (FM)
Topic: strong dutch tropo
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: strong dutch tropo

Tropo to SE England has opened up to +650 km - with RDS from Brocken and Torfhaus
by daveB
09 Sep 2020 18:12
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: Conditions: 08-09-20
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: Conditions: 08-09-20

I decided to record MW overnight, for the first time this season. Noise levels overnight appeared to be relatively low. Around 0230 UTC 1010 WINS was comfortable listening for a short while and VOCM was as good on and off through the night eg at 0300 and 0430 UTC . I also got WBBR on 1130 and other ...
by daveB
09 Sep 2020 17:06
Forum: DX Alerts (FM)
Topic: 8/9/20 Tropo UK to BEL/HOL
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: 8/9/20 Tropo UK to BEL/HOL

On the morning of the 9th of September signals from BEL/HOL were strong and I also managed to get, among other German stations, ones from Inselberg and Brocken, for a short period of time.
The Mt Office surface pressure charts indicated that a low presure front drifting southwards was responsible.
by daveB
22 Aug 2020 21:51
Forum: Receivers
Topic: RDSDataLogger (SDR# plugin) - "faster" band scan
Replies: 0
Views: 147

RDSDataLogger (SDR# plugin) - "faster" band scan

A nice simple scanner that skips channels without signals would be nice. There is a fast scanner plugin for SDRSharp - FMSuite" but it gobbles up CPU load. So after a number of years of using RDSDataLogger - off and on - with restricted frequencies to give a relatively quick coverage of the band an ...
by daveB
18 Aug 2020 11:45
Forum: Propagation
Topic: 5 GHz Wi-Fi DX record @ 745 km
Replies: 1
Views: 133

Re: 5 GHz Wi-Fi DX record @ 745 km

Wow!!!
by daveB
17 Aug 2020 12:00
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: UNID 67.67 - classical 17/08/2020
Replies: 2
Views: 159

UNID 67.67 - classical 17/08/2020

Around 10:35-10:40 on 67.67 I was getting the classical piece "The Blue Danube".

The only TXs listed did not match the web stream of R Rossi, or R Retro. Neither did it match either BLR Kanal Kultura or UKR's culture channel.

Any ideas anyone? It was also logged in the Netherlands.
by daveB
10 Aug 2020 09:10
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: MSi.SDR working in SDRsharp 17xx with RDS Spy
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: MSi.SDR working in SDRsharp 17xx with RDS Spy

pe1etr wrote:
09 Aug 2020 19:01
daveB wrote:
09 Aug 2020 16:31

I got the SDRplay_ExtIO.dll from my SDR#1361 folder. It is the SDRSharp.USRP.dll by Christophe Marchand that enables the MSi.SDR (and SDRplay) to work in SDR#17xx.

Peter
I'd forgotten about that. I must make a permanent note somewhere so I remember for if I have to re-install it.
by daveB
09 Aug 2020 16:31
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: MSi.SDR working in SDRsharp 17xx with RDS Spy
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: MSi.SDR working in SDRsharp 17xx with RDS Spy

Hi Peter, Nice to see an example of the MSi SDR actually working on FM - I'm thinking of upgrading my RTL-SDRs that are used for background scanning - but a new PC will come first. It must be pointed out that you are not using the official SDRPlay EXTio dll, but a third party version that works arou...
by daveB
06 Aug 2020 23:48
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: Unlisted Moroccan/Western Sahara station on 92.9
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: Unlisted Moroccan/Western Sahara station on 92.9

RAL Finland wrote:
06 Aug 2020 18:59
Beni Mellal & régions, Khourib according to the list on the homepage http://www.snrt.ma/radio_frequences.php ... id_radio=2
Thanks for finding that out. It is about 100 km south of Casablanca.
by daveB
05 Aug 2020 15:57
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: Unlisted Moroccan/Western Sahara station on 92.9
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Unlisted Moroccan/Western Sahara station on 92.9

Does anyone know where the SNRT International station on 92.9 MHz is located? I received this at 16:10 - 16:16 UTC on 26th July 2019. PI: 1202 PS: SN??-I?? [SNRT-Int). At the same time I received SNRT-Int from the Rabat (200 deg), Medradio from Casablanca (210 deg), Radio Mars from Frideq (198 deg),...
by daveB
05 Aug 2020 15:13
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: PI code in SDR# and not RDSspy
Replies: 1
Views: 102

Re: PI code in SDR# and not RDSspy

It happens to me from time to time. The RDS decoder needs a finite time to synchronise and the time it takes to do so depends on where in the data cycle it first grabs the signal. More than once when I move to a new frequency the RDS data appears instantly on SDR#, but not on RDSSpy. But most of the...
by daveB
31 Jul 2020 17:01
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: 31 July 2020 - It Ain't Half Hot Mum!
Replies: 3
Views: 244

31 July 2020 - It Ain't Half Hot Mum!

Any advance on 34.8 C during the afternoon at JOO1 (N. Kent)?
by daveB
23 Jul 2020 22:23
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: Comet Neowise Tonight!
Replies: 2
Views: 205

Re: Comet Neowise Tonight!

That's quite a spectacular photo. I remember seeing the Halley-Bop comet thru binoculars a few years ago. A friend of mine saw Neowise at the end of last week and posted a nice photo, but right now it is overcast. Maybe late tomorrow evening there will be break in the cloud cover.

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