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by KnobTwiddler
28 Nov 2020 20:05
Forum: Low VHF
Topic: 29620 KQ2H New York received in Botswana 12640km 28th Nov 2020 14:53 UTC
Replies: 3
Views: 966

Re: 29620 KQ2H New York received in Botswana 12640km 28th Nov 2020 14:53 UTC

I heard it 2 weeks ago here in London, albeit very weakly. When things pickup in the next year or so on the HF Bands, it will be back to it's 5/9+40dB. I believe KQ2H is the most powerful repeater on Amateur radio - it's output power is around 1.2kW... As we all know, everything is bigger in America...
by KnobTwiddler
26 Jun 2020 15:17
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: Songs about Radio
Replies: 14
Views: 3356

Re: Songs about Radio

Here are a few that I have in my collection, some you have heard before and a few you may not have heard and may never want to hear again. :lol: Joyce Hahn + CQ Serenade https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOqe0oouN2s Connie Smith + Tiny Blue Transistor Radio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGqd2brJx5k ...
by KnobTwiddler
22 Dec 2019 14:50
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: Chaine 1 Algeria 891 kHz
Replies: 4
Views: 855

Re: Chaine 1 Algeria 891 kHz

I heard the test tones during the week here in London with with an s9+ signal.
There are two 100w and one planned 50w low power Dutch stations on 891 kHz, so I don't think that they are going to be very happy.
by KnobTwiddler
07 Nov 2019 00:30
Forum: Receivers
Topic: XHDATA 808 FM reception
Replies: 22
Views: 5434

Re: XHDATA 808 FM reception

I don't think it's intermod it's just that you are receiving other Classic FM and Radio 2 transmitters, the receiver is reported as having good sensitivity and selectivity on FM but not so hot on Long wave. Radio 2 on 89.7 is from the high power Tacolneston transmitter which is your local transmitte...
by KnobTwiddler
28 Oct 2019 20:15
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: Dutch pop music on 819
Replies: 3
Views: 701

Re: Dutch pop music on 819

LPAM - I am hearing the 100 Watt Dutch station 'Studio Denakker' with a good signal on 819, it's moved to 819 from 675 >> https://www.studiodenakker.nl/webplayerPopup.php .
There is another station due to use 819 called Buurtradio.
by KnobTwiddler
19 Oct 2019 12:49
Forum: Television
Topic: Want to make my own TV station for an experiment
Replies: 20
Views: 7237

Re: Want to make my own TV station for an experiment

when i used to dx low power relays i never received anything lower than about 16 watts so i don't have first hand experience on the range of half a watt or 2 watt i'm pretty sure this site used to run 1 or 2 watts analogue and apparently covered 2 villages http://tx.mb21.co.uk/gallery/gallerypage.p...
by KnobTwiddler
17 Oct 2019 21:58
Forum: News
Topic: RTE 252 going qrt?
Replies: 36
Views: 20292

Re: RTE 252 going qrt?

I had to check on the Carlow Ireland SDR >> http://emeraldsdr1.ddns.net:8073/ to see if RTE1 was back. Here in London it is non existent under the border blaster from Algeria. :?
by KnobTwiddler
05 Oct 2019 21:54
Forum: Announcements
Topic: PLEASE READ: php error messages when making a new post
Replies: 12
Views: 3251

Re: PLEASE READ: php error messages when making a new post

Good bit of detective work there John, thanks for sorting out the problem and your time spent in getting the forum up and running again. Image

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by KnobTwiddler
21 Sep 2019 01:48
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: Did I just receive Australia?
Replies: 21
Views: 2039

Re: Did I just receive Australia?

Bloody hell me old pommy mate, throw another shrimp on the barbie - I put your recording through my bhi noise cancelling speaker and to my 70 year old ears, the jingly bit of the start of the TOTH ident sounds the same as in your recording. John, I would say that it's a Yes. http://emoticons.dataham...
by KnobTwiddler
15 Sep 2019 22:30
Forum: DX Alerts (FM)
Topic: FM weekend tropo lift happening now
Replies: 18
Views: 3345

Re: FM weekend tropo lift happening now

Tim Bucknall wrote: 15 Sep 2019 21:18 well it was mainly a southern affair

Tropo 15.09.19 0914 88.60 G UNID Blank Carrier S England? 0 0 fading in forgotten pirate tx?
Could be the North London pirate Back2Back FM on 88.60, sometimes they just have a carrier running on Sunday mornings - only a guess mind you.
by KnobTwiddler
04 Sep 2019 23:53
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: dutch LPAM - hoch much more can we take?
Replies: 9
Views: 2522

Re: dutch LPAM - hoch much more can we take?

Extra AM on 1332 will be good, we had the religious station Premier Christian Radio on 1332 serving central London, but it looks like the transmitter has been switched off... it was crazy having 5 transmitters carrying the same programme just to serve London. I often listen on 1395, Radio Seabreeze ...
by KnobTwiddler
25 Jul 2019 23:55
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: How hot is at your location
Replies: 22
Views: 3282

Re: How hot is at your location

It's still hot, hot, hot here in London, my radio shack thermometer is still reading 30°C here at 23:55.Image
by KnobTwiddler
28 Mar 2019 14:14
Forum: News
Topic: New Community Station In London
Replies: 15
Views: 3674

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 ou...
by KnobTwiddler
28 Mar 2019 00:13
Forum: News
Topic: New Community Station In London
Replies: 15
Views: 3674

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: 3674

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: 3674

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: 14
Views: 1933

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: 14
Views: 1933

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: 14
Views: 1933

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: 2079

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

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