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by KnobTwiddler
28 Mar 2019 14:14
Forum: News
Topic: New Community Station In London
Replies: 15
Views: 960

Re: New Community Station In London

"Andy, I don't know what the station is that you are receiving but it's not RAW 87.5 from London" "I'm not saying it's not Rawinnocence that Andy is receiving" confused.com of N London......... Raw Innocence is being reported on 87.5 on the pirate boards - seems to be getting out well. You may have...
by KnobTwiddler
28 Mar 2019 00:13
Forum: News
Topic: New Community Station In London
Replies: 15
Views: 960

Re: New Community Station In London

It is Raw Innocence 87.5 https://www.rawinnocenceuk.com/ I'm not saying it's not Rawinnocence that Andy is receiving - all I am saying is that here in N London the station on 87.5 is Live FM UK according to the RDS. The audio on the station that I am getting is not the same as your link, also it's ...
by KnobTwiddler
27 Mar 2019 19:34
Forum: News
Topic: New Community Station In London
Replies: 15
Views: 960

Re: New Community Station In London

Wonder if Eagle FM or Mercury 96.6 will give it any trouble? I am line of sight to Greenwich and here in North London Maritime Radio (Greenwich) on 96.5, is sandwiched between Eagle (Guildford) on 96.4 and Heart (Pimlico St Albans/Watford) on 96.6 (Mercury does not exist it is now Heart) - Eagle by...
by KnobTwiddler
19 Mar 2019 23:44
Forum: News
Topic: New Community Station In London
Replies: 15
Views: 960

New Community Station In London

Another station to look out for during lift conditions. A new community station called Maritime Radio is testing here in London on 96.5, well with a name like that it could only be located in Greenwich, it is due on air Saturday 20th April 2019. It's playing some good music - and with the increasing...
by KnobTwiddler
18 Mar 2019 23:45
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: Jamming on 1431 kHz
Replies: 13
Views: 752

Re: Jamming on 1431 kHz

Just checked 1431 on the Twenty SDR and the jamming is much stronger than I get it .. http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/

Edit 00.00 LT: It's strong on the Sardinia SDR.. http://sibamanna.duckdns.org:8073/
by KnobTwiddler
18 Mar 2019 02:21
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: Jamming on 1431 kHz
Replies: 13
Views: 752

Re: Jamming on 1431 kHz

Thanks for the replies, it looks like the skip is short tonight so I am getting Smooth from Essex at s9 and no sign of the jammer.

I was hoping that it was from China or Korea which would have been a first for me given my noise level - ah well maybe one day. :(
by KnobTwiddler
17 Mar 2019 00:26
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: Jamming on 1431 kHz
Replies: 13
Views: 752

Jamming on 1431 kHz

It's not often that I hear much in the way of DX on MW due to my local noise level, but here in London we have had a lot of rain tonight, so it's quietened my noise level somewhat. I'm hearing some jamming on 1431 kHz but I don't know who is jamming who. It takes me back to the 1970's when the Briti...
by KnobTwiddler
15 Mar 2019 18:42
Forum: Receivers
Topic: Please help me find a good portable radio
Replies: 3
Views: 359

Re: Please help me find a good portable radio

Many radios from China are badged under different names, the one that you listed doesn't get much of a rating on eham.net >> https://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/6430

Take a look at the reviews and ratings for General coverage receivers before you decide >> https://www.eham.net/reviews/products/8
by KnobTwiddler
07 Mar 2019 12:59
Forum: EMC (Interference) Issues
Topic: No Noise Is Good Noise! (Medium Wave)
Replies: 19
Views: 3296

Re: No Noise Is Good Noise! (Medium Wave)

You think you have problems!!! Listen to this short recording of my interference on MW, the noise level is s9+20dB and you can hear the difference when I switch the aerial in and out. At the end of the recording is BBC 3CR on 630 and it is s9+30dB, but it's only 10dB above my noise level. I'd give m...
by KnobTwiddler
15 Feb 2019 00:41
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: STANAG on 1624 and 1680 kHz?
Replies: 6
Views: 383

Re: STANAG on 1624 and 1680 kHz?

I don't know much about it other than it's a digital data system that is becoming a pain in the arse across the Short wave bands. It's like that packet radio crap that used to infest 2 Meters back in the 80's and 90's - here are some recordings and a short explanation >> https://www.sigidwiki.com/wi...
by KnobTwiddler
14 Feb 2019 23:27
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: STANAG on 1624 and 1680 kHz?
Replies: 6
Views: 383

Re: STANAG on 1624 and 1680 kHz?

I noticed that in the last few days, the crap is even encroaching into the 80 Meter Amateur Band on 3.553.8, it's also in the American part of 80 Meters on 3.805, 3.893 and 3.965.
It's spreading like a cancer across the Short wave bands. :x
by KnobTwiddler
10 Feb 2019 01:38
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: Asphalttelegraph test on 1494 kHz!
Replies: 22
Views: 1968

Re: Asphalttelegraph test on 1494 kHz!

Just got a positive ID here in London - not great reception but it got over my local noise level >> https://we.tl/t-M1h7bkfcOb

Received on my AirSpy HF+ SDR with a short whip antenna connected to a 9:1 Balun.
by KnobTwiddler
09 Feb 2019 22:28
Forum: Pirate Radio
Topic: 87.8 The Rock (London) received via tropo in Southampton
Replies: 4
Views: 693

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

There's a station listed on 96.4 called Surprise Radio (Nigerian) - which must be it (if its still there?). regarding the sprog on 144.750. Is (or was) it consistently exactly centered on that frequency? or does it drift? Is it a third harmonic of a Band I STL link ?? which would be 48.25 Mhz (just...
by KnobTwiddler
29 Dec 2018 13:22
Forum: Pirate Radio
Topic: 87.8 The Rock (London) received via tropo in Southampton
Replies: 4
Views: 693

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: 486

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: 486

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: 533

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: 922

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: 922

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: 561

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.

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