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by simbeav
13 Jun 2019 13:33
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: E skip tips?
Replies: 32
Views: 1075

Re: E skip tips?

I think the worst problem I had with this was trying to use the SDR on a tablet in the middle of a park in Cardiff, and Wenvoe was just blasting it with it's 4 BBC national signals, which I couldn't do anything about. Both RTL and the RSP1 are totally useless for me in Cardiff. Wenvoe gets everywhe...
by simbeav
12 Jun 2019 21:32
Forum: Television
Topic: Bring back Spain on Band 1.
Replies: 6
Views: 279

Re: Bring back Spain on Band 1.

Band I was fantastic and my favourite DX in my teenage years. Even just watching a test card with Norge Melhus etc on gave me great enjoyment, You could almost guarantee a few May day parades from the east on 1st May, then the European Cup final on whichever part of Europe was coming in and the seas...
by simbeav
11 Jun 2019 08:56
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: Issues with DXMAPS
Replies: 6
Views: 235

Issues with DXMAPS

Has anybody else been having any problems with DXMAPS recently ?

I've been getting quite regular intermittent inability to load pages.

Right now, it appears to be completely down.
by simbeav
08 Jun 2019 11:03
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: 08-06-19 Not bad MW overnight
Replies: 7
Views: 330

Re: 08-06-19 Not bad MW overnight

Ha ! Disconnected my antennas when we had a thunder storm in the evening and forgot to reconnect after a Friday evening drink.

I bet signals were streaming in !
by simbeav
07 Jun 2019 22:48
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: Philatelists
Replies: 33
Views: 1001

Re: Philatelists

Paul, That is a cracking collection. My stamp collection is boxed up with most of my books as I intended to declutter and maybe build myself a library in a spare room, but time is going on..... I remember thinking about starting a radio themed collection, but don't think I got very far. I was able t...
by simbeav
05 Jun 2019 13:06
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: 90.7 - Latino Radio
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: 90.7 - Latino Radio

Thanks for that.

The good thing about SDRs is that you can still DX when there haven't been any openings for days !

In fact, I'm sure I have some recordings from 2 or 3 years ago squirreled away on my NAS box that I haven't listened to yet !
by simbeav
05 Jun 2019 13:04
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: 1450 CHOU ?
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Re: 1450 CHOU ?

To be honest, there isn't a lot around, John.
This morning was slightly better with a slight enhancement around 03:15. Mostly Canadians, which fits in with this being CHOU.
An ID(or any speech) is proving elusive, though.
by simbeav
05 Jun 2019 12:44
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: 90.7 - Latino Radio
Replies: 4
Views: 216

90.7 - Latino Radio

I received this on 28th May during a Spanish opening.

https://app.box.com/s/i7ij4aqa7sqi8r05tz0gn0rnw40s3ch7

There is a Max Latino listed on this frequency. Anybody know if they are likely to ID as Latino Radio or is this something else ?

Thanks Simon
by simbeav
05 Jun 2019 09:30
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: 1450 CHOU ?
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Re: 1450 CHOU ?

Whatever this station is, it came in again this morning. At its best around 03:12 - 03:20. Just continuous Middle Eastern music Unfortunately wasn't around at 03:00 and faded well before 04:00 This time on 1449.9895. I don't suppose that anybody else heard it and got an ID. I suppose CHOU is the mos...
by simbeav
30 May 2019 22:18
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: UNID at 1660
Replies: 2
Views: 181

Re: UNID at 1660

I'm sure that it is Gerard. They are in Korean most of the time.

Do you have a recording at 05:59'50 ? there is a "1660 WWRU" ID in English just before the hour. Their carrier was all over the place as well !
by simbeav
30 May 2019 22:11
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: 1510 drifting signal
Replies: 6
Views: 337

Re: 1510 drifting signal

On second thoughts, between 15 and 55 seconds on your recording I am sure that I am hearing Alegria lots of times. Don't take my word for it, but I suspect Radio Alegria in Peru. Simon
by simbeav
30 May 2019 22:06
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: 1510 drifting signal
Replies: 6
Views: 337

Re: 1510 drifting signal

I got the same station drifting all over the place.

I'm afraid I couldn't hear an ID on your or my recordings. There must be one there, but I can't make it out.
by simbeav
30 May 2019 12:18
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: 88.8 - Arabic
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: 88.8 - Arabic

Thanks for listening. Unfortunately it just didn't get strong enough for RDS, so I'll just have to keep trying !
by simbeav
30 May 2019 12:13
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: Asphalttelegraph test on 1494 kHz!
Replies: 24
Views: 2430

Re: Asphalttelegraph test on 1494 kHz!

Well, you've finally made it down to South Wales. The signal was in and out, but I got this nice clear ID.

https://app.box.com/s/lm1xbrklkspeduiqy6z9boqjeyz8pwb1

Simon
by simbeav
29 May 2019 22:20
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: 88.8 - Arabic
Replies: 4
Views: 108

88.8 - Arabic

I had this one from about 19:12 until 19:17 today whilst Italy was coming in. https://app.box.com/s/r33nhigruj6cl38afkqdz4o72be8vft1 firstly it was playing Koranic recitals and then talk with many mentions of Libya. Could just be Algeria, but is what I am hearing just wishful thinking at 19 seconds ...
by simbeav
29 May 2019 12:34
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: Italian ID warning !
Replies: 15
Views: 431

Re: Italian ID warning !

Thanks Franco. That's very useful information.

It is so easy when you do not understand the language to take any announcement as an ID.
by simbeav
29 May 2019 09:45
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: Italian ID warning !
Replies: 15
Views: 431

Italian ID warning !

Just a warning for those with no Italian (like me !). I got the usual "RTL102.5, Very normal people" slogan on 88.9 yesterday. I'd never received them on there before, but then immediately after was the real ID for Radio Zeta. I don't know if it was an ad or if the stations are linked, but a warning...
by simbeav
27 May 2019 13:41
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Es Bulgaria
Replies: 7
Views: 216

Re: Es Bulgaria

OK - Thanks - Just wondered if there was some source I was missing - Live chat it is !
by simbeav
27 May 2019 11:53
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Es Bulgaria
Replies: 7
Views: 216

Re: Es Bulgaria

Out of interest, on what do you base that, Tim ?

Nuffink here in Cardiff all morning

Simon
by simbeav
17 May 2019 18:09
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: UNID on 1350
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: UNID on 1350

Clear "Radio Buenos Aires" ID there Gerard !

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