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by daveB
16 Jul 2018 14:13
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tunisia
Replies: 5
Views: 61

Re: Tunisia

Opening to Algeria still going on - but it is coming and going - seen a couple of Spanish stations as well/ Judging from the map on FMList there are two distinct SpE clouds - one off of the Brittany peninsula and the other over southwest France. It is the latter that is giving me reception.
by daveB
16 Jul 2018 11:10
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tunisia
Replies: 5
Views: 61

Tunisia

Tunisia popped up for a few minutes just around 11 am UK local time
by daveB
14 Jul 2018 19:01
Forum: DAB
Topic: DAB & SDR (Qt-DAB + RSPduo)
Replies: 7
Views: 99

Re: DAB & SDR (Qt-DAB + RSPduo)

Qt-dab runs AirSpy, rtl stick, and SDRPlay (original). It works best with SDRPlay because the Airspy has too wide a bandwidth and the rtl-stick has a limited dynamic range. Another program you could try is QIRX - it basically uses an rtl-stick, but you can play back recorded 16-bit files from HDSDR ...
by daveB
12 Jul 2018 16:17
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: ES 12/07/2018
Replies: 6
Views: 144

Re: ES 12/07/2018

I'm just on the edge of the SpE opening - with signals coming and going in the 66-74 MHz OIRT band from Belarus. The previous SpE received was back on the 7th July - so the season is not very good.
by daveB
07 Jul 2018 22:37
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Mega Es > Italy
Replies: 13
Views: 211

Re: Mega Es > Italy

../But going back over scanned stations - around 0930 local time pi codes from Denmark and the more distant parts of Germany suddenly appears - this at the beginning of the SpE. ... It turns out the "Danish" pi codes were Slovakia! The German stations were from Brocken and Torfhaus over a 2 hour pe...
by daveB
07 Jul 2018 11:48
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Mega Es > Italy
Replies: 13
Views: 211

Re: Mega Es > Italy

Currently the band is swamped with Spanish stations. Earlier this morning I wasn't getting any tropo DX on Band II - I don't include strong local Belgians and French as DX - just one very weak Danish signal on 97.2. But going back over scanned stations - around 0930 local time p codes from Denmark a...
by daveB
04 Jul 2018 23:05
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo From The Netherlands
Replies: 62
Views: 731

Re: Tropo From The Netherlands

Radio538 on 102.7 MHz is stronger than Heart on 102.8 - which is the strongest signal on the band. For all intent and purpose, the 3 ele vertical is pointing toward both stations. On the Sony 920B, despite adjacnt QRM it is resolving the RDS completely. The wife complained of lots of breakthrough on...
by daveB
03 Jul 2018 22:54
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo > Denmark N Germany
Replies: 20
Views: 331

Re: Tropo > Denmark N Germany

And now to inject a serious note. If you look at F5LEN's prediction there appears to be a chance of ducting out to north-west Poland for those of you north of The Wash. At this time it has all faded out here.
by daveB
03 Jul 2018 22:16
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo > Denmark N Germany
Replies: 20
Views: 331

Re: Tropo > Denmark N Germany

Tim Bucknall wrote:
03 Jul 2018 16:24
i'd better Heide this log :D
HI :lol:

I also has sum Mor DX from the Jutland penisula
by daveB
03 Jul 2018 15:54
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo > Norway ?
Replies: 8
Views: 86

Re: Tropo > Norway ?

It is/was a very narrow duct - basically from my location 37 - 43 degrees. Rangstrup, which is one that turns up first was not there. Almost nothing in the way of Germany althoughearly on the morningthere were weake signals from Flensberg/Hamburg area. Signals much weaker at by 14:30 local time - bu...
by daveB
03 Jul 2018 12:40
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo > Norway ?
Replies: 8
Views: 86

Re: Tropo > Norway ?

Sweden is coming in nicely from Backefors at 1102km as is Denmark
by daveB
01 Jul 2018 21:11
Forum: Propagation
Topic: Interesting Phenomenon Noticed During Intense Tropo (and Es!)
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Re: Interesting Phenomenon Noticed During Intense Tropo (and Es!)

In the case of tropo reception. To state the obvious. We should be familiar with the conditions that enhance tropospheric ranges by bending signals heading to space back towards the earth - so in my case the coastal station from Europe come in strongly - but not much beyond.. Ducting - where very di...
by daveB
01 Jul 2018 14:48
Forum: Propagation
Topic: Interesting Phenomenon Noticed During Intense Tropo (and Es!)
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Re: Interesting Phenomenon Noticed During Intense Tropo (and Es!)

Or then again... There is a phenomena called the 'capture effect' in FM. If two stations occupy the same or nearly the same frequency one of them only needs to be a couple of dB or so stronger to suppress the other. So what happens when the signals are very close in strength - do we end up with hear...
by daveB
29 Jun 2018 08:49
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Continental DAB 26/6/18
Replies: 27
Views: 500

Re: Continental DAB 26/6/18

Jeff - very nice reception for you. Hardly anything here - just weak 8A and 9D from Holland. I'm not surprised as the weak weather front isn't here yet. I'm hoping to something good later today.
by daveB
29 Jun 2018 07:29
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: The one that got away?
Replies: 1
Views: 73

The one that got away?

A couple of days ago - when R1 video was coming in I noticed some activity jut above 48 MHz. It is only now, when I was still half asleep I wondered if it was actually ChE2. It looked very similar to a weak video signal where the sidebands are starting to show up. I couldn't resolve any video, but i...
by daveB
28 Jun 2018 12:37
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Es Thurs 28th June
Replies: 23
Views: 375

Re: Es Thurs 28th June

Looking at the distribution of Es clouds for this mornings opening I'm hoping to find some Middle East stuff - depending on there being some gaps in the single hop stations.
by daveB
28 Jun 2018 11:03
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Es Thurs 28th June
Replies: 23
Views: 375

Re: Es Thurs 28th June

Some short skip (900 km) into southern mainland France - nice and Nice! Strong tropo about -with mutual interference.ten
by daveB
27 Jun 2018 17:00
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo > Belgium
Replies: 6
Views: 101

Re: Tropo > Belgium

It has been absolutely wall to wall Belgium and local coastal French stations. I've run an extended period of time scanning on the vertical to see how many were at RDS levels - but very few from the Netherlands.
by daveB
27 Jun 2018 16:36
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo > Denmark
Replies: 17
Views: 232

Re: Tropo > Denmark

DNK on DAB is back again. Checking 90.2 (P1) at 15:33 UTC gave a noise free signal with PI code. I've checked nothing else so far. Should be interesting as evening approaches. On MUX B8 fiour transmitters were identified in the QIRX Dab Player (in order of strength) TII 7/12 Holstebro 3.98 kw - 763 ...
by daveB
27 Jun 2018 08:54
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo > Norway
Replies: 34
Views: 435

Re: Tropo > Norway

At 3:11am Knob twiddler wrote "I got Norway on DAB on 13A 230.748 - (Region 2: Buskerud/Telemark/Vestfold)".

At 6:40 am I suddenly remembered that the DAB band extended beyond 12D (aargh!). I did get DNK on 8B for over 24 hours - so what did I miss?

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