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by daveB
27 Jun 2017 22:32
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: Costa Blanca Radio - info
Replies: 1
Views: 13

Costa Blanca Radio - info

I came across this on my I/Q files from Jun 26th. 101.4 MHz PI code: 9821 - broadcasting in Dutch and identifying it's location as Greater Benidorm. Listed in FMList with a different pi code. The station announcement stated they were also transmitting on 97.6 ("seven en negente punt ses") from [it s...
by daveB
26 Jun 2017 21:52
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Es France
Replies: 16
Views: 269

Re: Es France

I have 2 x 2 Tb external drives plus 300 GB spare on the D: partition - and it is still not enough! But then I do have an Airspy and an SDRPlay which I record from simultaneously - one to each external (USB 3.0)) drive. Not forgetting I can record the Band I TV from an RTL dongle as well (to the D: ...
by daveB
26 Jun 2017 21:45
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: Unidentified tuning signals
Replies: 9
Views: 195

Re: Unidentified tuning signals

iCatFM is coming back to life - on Jun 24th various frequencies had test tones - and diplayeed RDS mostly iCatFM PI:E233. Interestingly the centre frequency was drifting up and down in a regular manner - the 10 MHz waterfall screen looked like it was invaded by slithering snakes! THere was alos one ...
by daveB
26 Jun 2017 10:02
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Greek stations appearing - chance of multi-hop Es
Replies: 0
Views: 36

Greek stations appearing - chance of multi-hop Es

Some strong bursts at 0840 onwards from Greece - DX maps is showing some high mufs to the southeast in a pattern that holds out hope of multi-hop to the middle east.
by daveB
25 Jun 2017 07:23
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: Andorra received
Replies: 9
Views: 117

Re: Andorra received

Doh fat fingers! [again].
by daveB
24 Jun 2017 23:59
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Es France
Replies: 16
Views: 269

Re: Es France

When checking recordings keep a watch for Andorran stations just after 12 noon BST. I've now logged reception on 90.1, 92.1, 93.3, 94.2 between 1210 and 1218 BST. Shame I stopped recording at 12:30 as the opening carried on after that.
by daveB
24 Jun 2017 23:34
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: Andorra received
Replies: 9
Views: 117

Andorra received

I managed to record 24 minutes of the opening to Spain and France from around 1100 - 1125 UTC. There were lots of low power short skip stations from the Pyrennes area and finally at 1110 UTC I found Andorra on 93.3 and 94.2 the reception lasting for under a minute - like most of the other short skip...
by daveB
24 Jun 2017 12:21
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Es France
Replies: 16
Views: 269

Re: Es France

Yes CHAINE 3 and others are in French.

Some nice short hop to France and loads of Spanish as well
by daveB
23 Jun 2017 09:52
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: FMDX: ES short skip - low distance records
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: FMDX: ES short skip - low distance records

I haven't properly logged everything this year but I remember getting France Culture on 87.7 MHz at 567 km. In 2016 the shortest skip was 653 km on 99.4 MHz - NDR Kultur from Heide But the closest "direct line" distance this year is 133 km. This is back-scatter Es - at the same time I got a short in...
by daveB
22 Jun 2017 19:58
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Es Spain/North Africa
Replies: 4
Views: 81

Re: Es Spain/North Africa

Nothing here but earlier in the afternoon I 'lost' the pre-amp of the South pointing aerial due to EMP from a storm. Fortunately 1) it is/was in the loft so accessible 2) the other pre-amps survived 3) I had unplugged all the SDR stuff from the aerial systems - so they are alright. So at the moment ...
by daveB
21 Jun 2017 08:37
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: Unidentified tuning signals
Replies: 9
Views: 195

Re: Unidentified tuning signals

Latest tuning signals:

92.0 MHz heard earlier in thr month with PI:E233 - iCatFM which is listed with a PI Code of 233
88.0 MHz - 20/06/2017 coming and going over a Spanish station - so I too am beginning to think "jammers" - and Algeria being received at the same time on nearby frequencies.
by daveB
19 Jun 2017 15:05
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: 19 Jun 2017 Tunisia coming through now
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: 19 Jun 2017 Tunisia coming through now

At 1135UTC I found D201 MSAL???? in one of the scanning logs. Definitive Libya at last - previous reception has been ambiguous as to location.
by daveB
19 Jun 2017 13:24
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: 19 Jun 2017 Tunisia coming through now
Replies: 2
Views: 63

19 Jun 2017 Tunisia coming through now

Signals just reaching RDS at the bottom of the band
by daveB
18 Jun 2017 22:28
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Es from Southern Germany Now!
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Re: Es from Southern Germany Now!

Munster German signals then? Austria is in my scanning log as well
by daveB
18 Jun 2017 22:27
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Monster Polish Signals!
Replies: 10
Views: 125

Re: Monster Polish Signals!

Nick I have to agree it was/is an extremely wide spread opening(s). At 1815 UTC on 87.7 MHz I got Istanbul (2441 km) pop up suddenly only to be replaced by HRT HR1 (1325 km) one minute later - both stations with full RDS. IMO the Turkish reception would have been double hop. Earlier when I got to th...
by daveB
18 Jun 2017 20:49
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: Indian Station
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: Indian Station

With this opening - anything is possible. Almost simultaneously at around 19:30 to 19:40 UTC - Spain (Chincillia), Latvia, Serbia. And the OIRT band is the most active I've ever seen. I rather hoping that the 'on the hour' recordings on this band will yield some double hop signals. I just need the o...
by daveB
18 Jun 2017 18:43
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Band open in multiple directions
Replies: 0
Views: 32

Band open in multiple directions

Since I checked at around 1645 UTC the OIRT band has been wide open. Band 2 open to Eastern Europe and also currently to Portugal and Sapin It's a good thing I've got multiple aerials and receivers - although I feel like I need to be like the ships pilot from the SF series Farscape :D Seriously - I ...
by daveB
16 Jun 2017 19:25
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Finland romping in 16 Jun 2017 18:25 UTC
Replies: 1
Views: 51

Finland romping in 16 Jun 2017 18:25 UTC

Finland romping in 16 (edited :oops: ) Jun 2017 18:25 UTC
by daveB
15 Jun 2017 21:59
Forum: EMC (Interference) Issues
Topic: Streetlight interference?
Replies: 12
Views: 1173

Re: Streetlight interference?

Update: Lovely sunny weather so all the solar lights will be running. Last night (14th) the interference was conspicuous by it's absence. Today I spotted the council had sneaked in and changed the local street lights to LEDs - then I noticed that the solar lights on the side of a near neighbour's ga...
by daveB
15 Jun 2017 21:43
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: Greek Sporadic E reception 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 76

Greek Sporadic E reception 2017

Is it me - or is the incidence of Greek reception unusually high this season? In 2015 I got a number of Greek stations on each of the following days 15 May, 9th June, 22 Jun, 8 July, 20 Aug. Single stations were logged on three other days. In 2016 I got some Greek stations on each of the following d...

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