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by KnobTwiddler
29 Dec 2018 13:22
Forum: Pirate Radio
Topic: 87.8 The Rock (London) received via tropo in Southampton
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Re: 87.8 The Rock (London) received via tropo in Southampton

The Rock is a pain in the arse here on 87.8 as it's an end stop signal, OFCOM take them off and they just keep coming back. There are also carriers just left on for months, Rude FM have been off the air for ages but they still keep a carrier running on 88.2. The same goes for S-Dance on 96.1 and Meg...
by KnobTwiddler
23 Dec 2018 13:29
Forum: Pirate Radio
Topic: Bogusman Raided
Replies: 3
Views: 247

Re: Bogusman Raided

satnipper wrote:
23 Dec 2018 11:32
Always avoid 6215 and 6312. It ain't rocket science...
I know that OFCOM or as it was The DTI at the time didn't need much of an excuse to have a go at Caroline or Laser, but Caroline's use of 6215 was grist for the mill for The DTI to take action against the Ross in 1989.
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by KnobTwiddler
23 Dec 2018 11:06
Forum: Pirate Radio
Topic: Bogusman Raided
Replies: 3
Views: 247

Re: Bogusman Raided

Sorry to hear the news about Bogusman, but that will get you raided by OFCOM. I would have thought that just about every free radio operator knew that you steer clear of that frequency - there used to be a list of frequencies to avoid between 6.2-7 MHz. He had a good run for his money as he has been...
by KnobTwiddler
19 Dec 2018 20:27
Forum: News
Topic: Absolute 105.2 Sutton Coldfield Changed to Greatest Hits
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Re: Absolute 105.2 Sutton Coldfield Changed to Greatest Hits

Someone else commented about this on Radio Today - I had to laugh at the reply from Absolute Radio. :lol:
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by KnobTwiddler
17 Dec 2018 22:45
Forum: Pirate Radio
Topic: What is tolerated in your country?
Replies: 8
Views: 571

Re: What is tolerated in your country?

60-80 is probably around the correct number of pirates in London. Under very moderate lift conditions 94.7 France Bleu and 88.7 Culture were very regular visitors to NW London. Stuart I think your estimate of 60-80 is about right these days Stuart, the most pirates I have counted was 85 on my old G...
by KnobTwiddler
17 Dec 2018 18:35
Forum: Pirate Radio
Topic: What is tolerated in your country?
Replies: 8
Views: 571

Re: What is tolerated in your country?

Are there still 100 or so FM pirates operating in London? I have given up on Band II, there used to be a time when OFCOM would keep the 87.5 - 88.0 part of the band clear, but that is not the case these days. Also because there is so much congestion on the band iTrip and mini Tx's also tend to use ...
by KnobTwiddler
16 Dec 2018 00:20
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: 621 kHz Wavre - airtimes
Replies: 5
Views: 386

Re: 621 kHz Wavre - airtimes

Happy New Year. :D

BELGIUM
December 31st it is the very last day of French speaking RTBF International on 621 kHz (300kW) from Wavre. 1125 kHz in Houdeng transmitting the "Vivacité" px will also close on the last day of 2018.
by KnobTwiddler
09 Dec 2018 00:04
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: 1611 kHz UK Free Radio Station
Replies: 15
Views: 776

Re: 1611 kHz UK Free Radio Station

We had a pirate on 1611 kHz here in London back in about 1990, the recording that I made is about 90 minutes long. It was a station called Swinging Radio England and they used some of the same jingles from the 1966 offshore station of the same name - it doesn't quite sound like the music format that...
by KnobTwiddler
03 Dec 2018 22:45
Forum: Television
Topic: Can't Receive Anything
Replies: 17
Views: 811

Re: Can't Receive Anything

I detest the pop charts with a passion. I can't stand modern music - it's so bland and who the hell is Ariana Grande. I'm stuck in the 1950's, 60's and 70's the best 3 decades there has ever been for music. Reading some of the comments on 60's YouTube videos, I was very surprised that even some you...
by KnobTwiddler
03 Dec 2018 18:41
Forum: Television
Topic: Can't Receive Anything
Replies: 17
Views: 811

Re: Can't Receive Anything

pe1etr wrote:
03 Dec 2018 15:32
Knob Twiddler and saucy photos, this thread is a right Carry On.
Infamy, infamy, they've all got it in for me! :lol:

To quote Bugs Bunny - "Don't take life too seriously, you'll never get out of it alive". ;)
by KnobTwiddler
03 Dec 2018 15:26
Forum: Television
Topic: Can't Receive Anything
Replies: 17
Views: 811

Re: Can't Receive Anything

:D
Nick Gilly wrote:
02 Dec 2018 17:21
^I see you have enhanced Brests!
I bet Nick has been dying for a chance to use that again. :D
by KnobTwiddler
02 Dec 2018 14:28
Forum: Television
Topic: Can't Receive Anything
Replies: 17
Views: 811

Re: Can't Receive Anything

John Faulkner, Skegness wrote:
02 Dec 2018 10:47
Nah. Way too skinny.


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Now you're talking! 8-) :roll:
Very nice, but far too much forward gain - I expect the front-to-back ratio is a bit on the large side as well. :lol:
by KnobTwiddler
02 Dec 2018 02:52
Forum: Television
Topic: Can't Receive Anything
Replies: 17
Views: 811

Re: Can't Receive Anything

John Faulkner, Skegness wrote:
01 Dec 2018 11:13
20 mile bunny ears? Maybe I read that wrong. :shock:
I would like to plug her in and see if she can receive 20 miles! :lol: :D
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by KnobTwiddler
24 Nov 2018 03:07
Forum: SDR Receivers
Topic: SDR Spy Server test Hungary
Replies: 3
Views: 288

Re: SDR Spy Server test Hungary

It's working well AMDXHUN - I just wish the band was as clear here in London as it is there in Székesfehérvár, Hungary. I had a quick tune around on Band II - quite a few stations but I only got RDS on: Alpha Radio-88.9 Music FM-89.5 Maria Radio-90.0 Radio 1-90.6 Kossuth-92.3 Strong sig on-93.9 (no ...
by KnobTwiddler
23 Nov 2018 00:57
Forum: News
Topic: 1476 kHz LP AM
Replies: 12
Views: 757

Re: 1476 kHz LP AM

@KT, that is excellent reception for a city location! Is that really an 8Hz beat, or is it an artefact of the recording? Sorry for the delay in replying to your post Julian, I'm not sure want you mean by a 8Hz beat on the recording. I am not an expert with SDR's, but if you are saying that it was o...
by KnobTwiddler
19 Nov 2018 12:08
Forum: EMC (Interference) Issues
Topic: Medium Wave Coaxial choke
Replies: 12
Views: 884

Re: Medium Wave Coaxial choke

Well when I did the Radio Amateurs course in 1987, that's how I was taught to interpret the Q code - I must admit the guys who taught me were old, but I don't think they were a hundred years old. :lol:

KT.
by KnobTwiddler
19 Nov 2018 02:06
Forum: EMC (Interference) Issues
Topic: Medium Wave Coaxial choke
Replies: 12
Views: 884

Re: Medium Wave Coaxial choke

Plasma tv QRN is normally every 15k IIRC. Could be tv or a chinese switched mode power supply for cheap set top box. If it's a Plasma TV you can use a null steerer (better known as a phasing unit) to null out the interference if it's on a spot frequency. I have a massive amount of electrical noise ...
by KnobTwiddler
18 Nov 2018 14:21
Forum: EMC (Interference) Issues
Topic: Medium Wave Coaxial choke
Replies: 12
Views: 884

Re: Medium Wave Coaxial choke

Watch this video on YouTube, it helped me with common mode interference (I also found an improvement by running my Mini Whip on a leisure battery) >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JnBX_7usl0
by KnobTwiddler
16 Nov 2018 18:45
Forum: Receivers
Topic: how to remove unwanted station tutorial Kiwi SDR
Replies: 2
Views: 320

Re: how to remove unwanted station tutorial Kiwi SDR

I hope this doesn't sound big headed as it's not meant to be, but didn't you realise that you could do that. It's really just making the passband filter asymmetrical so that the interfering signal falls outside of the filter passband - you can do the same thing in SDR Sharp software by downloading t...
by KnobTwiddler
15 Nov 2018 15:46
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: I am JF's best mate!
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Re: I am JF's best mate!

You might be interested to know that I have NEVER bought a lottery ticket in my life! I NEVER WILL! (So I am safe. Phew!) :lol: You are a smart man John, when they added the extra 10 numbers to the Lottery, the odds against you winning went from 13 million to 1 to a massive 45 million to 1, so now ...

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