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by KnobTwiddler
30 Jul 2018 04:06
Forum: Pirate Radio
Topic: I give up!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 199

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: 199

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: 465

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...
by KnobTwiddler
20 Jul 2018 02:27
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: Argentina 820
Replies: 10
Views: 194

Re: Argentina 820

When I came back to MW dxing after many years, I was astonished by the amount of noise pollution and my old homemade loop was next to useless. Same here, I made one of the classic 40" square loops back in the 70's, but with the noise level that I have these days from PLA devices and the inverter on...
by KnobTwiddler
19 Jul 2018 13:02
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: Argentina 820
Replies: 10
Views: 194

Re: Argentina 820

I wish that I could still do MW dxing, but the noise floor here in London now makes it almost impossible except for the some of the stronger NA station during the winter months. I don't know if it's possible to receive Digital MW signals from NA, but this looks like this will become the norm in a fe...
by KnobTwiddler
16 Jul 2018 12:49
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tunisia
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Re: Tunisia

Tunisia very strong peaks on 87.6 now.
by KnobTwiddler
12 Jul 2018 21:10
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Germany on 87.6
Replies: 0
Views: 74

Germany on 87.6

Just logged (D) NDR 2 D382 NDR 2 (Hamburg) on 87.6.
by KnobTwiddler
12 Jul 2018 13:05
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: (correction) RSL 87.7 Goodwood Radio received in Hampshire
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: (correction) RSL 87.7 Goodwood Radio received in Hampshire

Ah, I wondered why I couldn't find Cowes Radio on the OFCOM RSL list. Goodwood Radio is only on the air until the 15th, so still no chance of hearing it here - Wimbledon will still be on the air until Monday the 16th. At least OFCOM have got rid of the pirate 'The Rock 962' this morning, but I have ...
by KnobTwiddler
11 Jul 2018 23:59
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: (correction) RSL 87.7 Goodwood Radio received in Hampshire
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: RSL testing in Hampshire: 87.7 Cowes Radio

Not much chance of hearing the RSL here in London on that frequency. We already have 'The Wimbledon Radio Channel', plus a pirate which I think is called Gemini [Edit]: the pirate is not Gemini it's called 'The Rock 926' that came up on top of Wimbledon a few hours ago, then at the weekend we have B...
by KnobTwiddler
03 Jul 2018 19:00
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo From The Netherlands
Replies: 62
Views: 829

Re: Tropo From The Netherlands

The only one I can help you with is 87.7 that is Radio 10 from (Lelystad), all of the other frequencies have pirates on them or adjacent to them here in London.
by KnobTwiddler
02 Jul 2018 19:31
Forum: Pirate Radio
Topic: London Pirate 'The Rock'
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: London Pirate 'The Rock'

.....I have received some RSLs like Adur fm from Shoreham on sea... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5wXXD2LdqA Andy That is excellent reception, I'm jealous :mrgreen: that you can get that kind of reception at that distance with just a dipole. I think it was you Andrew who also received the Brands...
by KnobTwiddler
02 Jul 2018 19:15
Forum: Pirate Radio
Topic: London Pirate 'The Rock'
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: London Pirate 'The Rock'

Well that didn't last long, The Rock is off the air on both 87.5 and 92.6... May be OFCOM are sending them a message not to be too greedy. :D
by KnobTwiddler
02 Jul 2018 15:15
Forum: Pirate Radio
Topic: London Pirate 'The Rock'
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: London Pirate 'The Rock'

Thanks for the info KT I will listen out for it I used to receive UK Raw regularly when they were on 87.5 they were pushing 1200 w at the time. Andy I watched your YouTube video last year of the reception of UK RAW, I didn't know that they ran 1.2k, I guess that must be the most power ever used by ...
by KnobTwiddler
02 Jul 2018 11:51
Forum: Pirate Radio
Topic: London Pirate 'The Rock'
Replies: 6
Views: 151

London Pirate 'The Rock'

Here is a chance for dx'ers to try and log the London pirate The Rock. The station has put a second transmitter on the air on 87.5, so it is now in parallel with their normal transmitter on 92.6. 87.5 is much stronger with me and it also has more deviation, here is a link to their stream >> https://...
by KnobTwiddler
01 Jul 2018 23:44
Forum: Pirate Radio
Topic: Ofcom have been busy in London
Replies: 12
Views: 603

Re: Ofcom have been busy in London

satnipper wrote:
01 Jul 2018 23:04
The best continental signal in the smoke is 94.7 France Bleu Nord. The slightest tropo enhancement and it's in.
Yes the Lille signal is in here most of the time.
by KnobTwiddler
01 Jul 2018 23:30
Forum: Pirate Radio
Topic: Ofcom have been busy in London
Replies: 12
Views: 603

Re: Ofcom have been busy in London

No chance of receiving Origin FM on 95.1 FM then if there is a strong tropo opening from London. Used to be a regular here along with a few other pirates. Origin FM on 95.1 have been off the air for a few weeks now, there was a blank carrier running on the frequency last week but that has disappear...
by KnobTwiddler
01 Jul 2018 23:02
Forum: Pirate Radio
Topic: Ofcom have been busy in London
Replies: 12
Views: 603

Re: Ofcom have been busy in London

Hi Tim and Nick Yes Tim, Whoa is still on 90.4... their stream has been down for sometime, if you do a search for Whoa there appears to be another station with the same name but the stream doesn't match the Whoa on 90.4 - this stream is not the same as 90.4 http://www.liveonlineradio.net/uk/whoa-fm....
by KnobTwiddler
01 Jul 2018 18:06
Forum: Pirate Radio
Topic: 92.2 Telford Shropshire
Replies: 21
Views: 336

Re: 92.2 Telford Shropshire

khemicalfm wrote:
01 Jul 2018 17:20
Running a few test transmissions 92.2 Telford, Shropshire area. Any signal reports appreciated.

Thanks.
:o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

Naughty Boy. :lol:
by KnobTwiddler
01 Jul 2018 14:11
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Bonjour! Hello from France!
Replies: 10
Views: 492

Re: Bonjour! Hello from France!

Hi Lucas and welcome from another recent newbie to the forum. They are a great bunch of very experienced dx'ers on here (don't include me in that statement) :lol: so you will feel at home on this forum.
by KnobTwiddler
30 Jun 2018 14:15
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo From The Netherlands
Replies: 62
Views: 829

Re: Tropo From The Netherlands

Whats this one it was right over BBC Essex yesterday ? 103.6 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHK1Y2tyCzM I agree with Nick, it's definitely a Dutch pirate because the music is the same as the pirates play on the top end of Medium Wave around 1650 kHz. You rarely hear this format on main stream Dutc...

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