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by KnobTwiddler
13 Nov 2018 15:05
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: My father died this morning
Replies: 10
Views: 155

Re: My father died this morning

I'm very sorry to hear that you have lost your dad, my condolences go out to you and your family Tim.

Take care.

KT.
by KnobTwiddler
11 Nov 2018 20:55
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Bonjour everyone!
Replies: 5
Views: 112

Re: Bonjour everyone!

Welcome Brieuc, nice to have you on the forum.

Looking forward to you posts - your English writing is very good so no problems.👍
by KnobTwiddler
11 Nov 2018 02:42
Forum: News
Topic: 1476 kHz LP AM
Replies: 9
Views: 188

Re: 1476 kHz LP AM

I can't believe that I got this here in London on my crap setup, the aerial is just a home brew 9:1 BALUN and a helical wound whip about 3ft long. :o Here is the audio - https://we.tl/t-axfO6C6cZw Here is a screen grab of my SDR, you can see the bleeps on the audio waterfall at the bottom - http://i...
by KnobTwiddler
24 Oct 2018 14:03
Forum: News
Topic: 1602 kHz in The Netherlands
Replies: 0
Views: 136

1602 kHz in The Netherlands

It's a shame to hear that Waddenzee on 1602 has handed back it's licence,it will probably be good news for MW dx'ers who like the challenge of receiving the low power stations from The Netherlands. Here in London it's always difficult because of Desi Radio on the channel. https://mediumwave.info/new...
by KnobTwiddler
24 Oct 2018 13:16
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo - Ireland
Replies: 30
Views: 660

Re: Tropo - Ireland

I must be having a good day, I've been having terrible trouble recently with my computer almost grinding to a halt... I've spent hours trying to sort it out and it's now working like s**t off of a shovel. OFCOM have finely cleared the bottom of the band today of the three pirate stations on 87.5 87....
by KnobTwiddler
07 Oct 2018 23:04
Forum: Short Wave Broadcast Bands
Topic: 5950 kHz - KBS mixing with RFI
Replies: 5
Views: 446

Re: 5950 kHz - KBS mixing with RFI

I noticed that yesterday, it's crazy to have two transmitters on the same frequency running the same power but broadcasting in different directions and with different stations. If you look at RFI on 6175 on https://www.short-wave.info/index.php the same thing is happening at 09:00 - 12:00, there are...
by KnobTwiddler
16 Sep 2018 15:08
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: Sick as a parrot!
Replies: 10
Views: 235

Re: Sick as a parrot!

I expect everybody on the forum is fed-up with me moaning about the pirates and congestion on Band II, but I also have a massive amount of noise on the MW and SW bands. I couldn't do much about the high electrical noise floor caused by the Railway and PLA devices, but I found that a lot of noise was...
by KnobTwiddler
13 Sep 2018 19:05
Forum: Pirate Radio
Topic: I Am Hearing A Transmission On 107.915
Replies: 4
Views: 193

Re: I Am Hearing A Transmission On 107.915

its a fictional bulletin for a drama, theres no such newspaper, its nothing i've been watching so you can rule out the bodyguard Thanks for the reply Tim. I realised that it wasn't a real newscast as no one talks like that when doing the news. I thought it may be some kind of radio production train...
by KnobTwiddler
13 Sep 2018 16:05
Forum: Pirate Radio
Topic: I Am Hearing A Transmission On 107.915
Replies: 4
Views: 193

I Am Hearing A Transmission On 107.915

I have a strange off frequency signal on 107.915 here in London, I think it's something local but the signal is a little too constant to be an iPod Tx. It's a loop recording of someone reading the news, there are two voices one English and the other American - for some reason they are using the BBC ...
by KnobTwiddler
09 Sep 2018 00:47
Forum: Pirate Radio
Topic: Hot 92.0, West Midlands
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Re: Hot 92.0, West Midlands

Tim Bucknall wrote:
08 Sep 2018 15:23
no other pirates around this saturday
How I wish I could say that - OFCOM have been sitting on their arse here in London and doing SFA. It's sent out a message to a few pirates who have come back on the air that haven't been active for sometime... the whole f***ing band is a mess. :x
by KnobTwiddler
04 Sep 2018 12:15
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: want to laught at some idiots?
Replies: 6
Views: 490

Re: want to laught at some idiots?

Tim Bucknall wrote:
02 Sep 2018 11:02
sound like an alien data signal of some sort
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBnO9dw3n6A :lol:
by KnobTwiddler
27 Aug 2018 14:45
Forum: Pirate Radio
Topic: Larry Dean
Replies: 0
Views: 215

Larry Dean

I have just heard of the passing of Larry Dean, unless you were around in 1966 then you probably have never heard of Larry Dean. Larry was an American DJ along with Johnnie Walker, Roger Day and Ron O'Quinn on my favourite offshore radio station Swinging Radio England. Larry Dean (his real name was ...
by KnobTwiddler
27 Aug 2018 03:08
Forum: News
Topic: Remote receiver South Africa
Replies: 1
Views: 152

Re: Remote receiver South Africa

I'm surprised that the reception isn't better with the Wellbrook Loop, also there is a lot of local QRM noise on MW and across the spectrum in general. I couldn't even hear the Russian Buzzer on 4.625 MHz, even though it was listed on the tuning and there were very few stations on the 49mb... not on...
by KnobTwiddler
26 Aug 2018 01:43
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Greece BOB
Replies: 19
Views: 540

Re: Greece BOB

Hi Nick, The main problem is probably the aerials, I know that if I put up a beam with 6 or 9 elements then the beam width would be narrower and reject pirates off the back and sides, but this would mean that I would have to sacrifice some of my Amateur radio aerials to make way for the Band II beam...
by KnobTwiddler
25 Aug 2018 15:50
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Greece BOB
Replies: 19
Views: 540

Re: Greece BOB

John and Tim, you are both right I am giving up too easily. As you say John there are times when there is a big lift on or strong Es and a lot of the pirates do get flattened... I have had some good results (not as good as you gentlemen get but interesting nonetheless). Tim, I have been doing exactl...
by KnobTwiddler
25 Aug 2018 02:10
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Greece BOB
Replies: 19
Views: 540

Re: Greece BOB

I'm just far enough away from London to be out of range of the horde of London pirates. I totally give up on Band II, OFCOM took the damn pirate off on 87.6 and they came back on the air Friday evening. The bottom of the band between 87.5 - 87.9 was the only clear part of Band II for me, now there ...
by KnobTwiddler
23 Aug 2018 18:02
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Greece BOB
Replies: 19
Views: 540

Re: Greece BOB

Thankfully at last OFCOM have finally taken the pirate HITZ off the air today on 87.6, so I have just had a very strong signal peak on 87.6 with readings from the Quran.

Now all I need is for OFCOM to take the pirate The Rock off the air on 87.8 and I will be a happy bunny again. :|
by KnobTwiddler
30 Jul 2018 04:06
Forum: Pirate Radio
Topic: I give up!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 327

Re: I give up!!!

To do Band II dxing in London you need a Sony XDR-F1HD - preferably with the Konrad mod. I came back to Band 2 dx'ing after 30 years after I purchased the AirSpy HF+, it's excellent for dx'ing as it doesn't suffer from over loading and the selectivity and sensitivity is fantastic. I have heard a lo...
by KnobTwiddler
28 Jul 2018 16:41
Forum: Pirate Radio
Topic: I give up!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 327

I give up!!!

I have spent the morning taking down my Band 2 vertical and horizontal dipoles and full wave loop aerial, and just installing one of those crap halo aerial. I decided to do this because I am fed up with all the pirates and congestion on the band, the only part of the band that was clear was 87.5 to ...
by KnobTwiddler
23 Jul 2018 23:30
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: 23 July 2018. How hot is it where you are in the UK?
Replies: 27
Views: 671

Re: 23 July 2018. How hot is it where you are in the UK?

I'm not in the UK, but 33°C seems rather cool to me. It was 44°C here today, last week over 50°C. Peter Iraq Over 50°C - Bloody hell! Well pretty near it, that's over 122°F. We had 30.9°C = 87.6°F in Central London today at 14:00 with 40% humidity. I don't have a problem with the heat, it's the hum...

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