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by Julian Hardstone
28 Feb 2018 15:50
Forum: News
Topic: 6160
Replies: 0
Views: 251

6160

A quick bandcheck just now finds ee oldies show on 6160, with announcements "Test transmission for a new English service on 6160"
I guess this is related to Laser Hot Hits or R. Mi Amigo
QRT 16:00z
by Julian Hardstone
15 Jan 2018 15:48
Forum: Receivers
Topic: Tesco RAD113B
Replies: 2
Views: 624

Re: Tesco RAD113B

I called into Tesco to see if they have those clever AM/FM/USB radios that Pe1etr was describing (they didn't and I don't know if there is another UK supermarket that might have them). I saw they still have the RAD113B (now £10). As I said before these are not a dx machine but I love the freedom fro...
by Julian Hardstone
19 Dec 2017 23:23
Forum: Pirate Radio
Topic: Hampshire pirate radio thread
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Re: Hampshire pirate radio thread

It's a dying art, but nice to see there's still a few.
About 9 years ago I did a Sussex bandscan inland from Brighton, and logged 12 pirates
http://ukradio.info/Skywaves/Keymer.txt
by Julian Hardstone
18 Dec 2017 23:23
Forum: News
Topic: Cannock Chase Radio
Replies: 28
Views: 609

Cannock Chase Radio

After a year or more of streaming, Cannock Chase Radio has been granted a Community Radio license, two in fact: 89.6 and 94.0, "launching early in 2018"
http://cannockchaseradio.co.uk/

Andy and Tim will lose a few dx regulars :(
by Julian Hardstone
22 Oct 2017 00:14
Forum: Propagation
Topic: Luxembourg effect - the ultimate example
Replies: 4
Views: 774

Re: Luxembourg effect - the ultimate example

Droitwich 198 :)
Don't know what programme they are carrying right now, it's not R4 :(
by Julian Hardstone
26 Sep 2017 09:47
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: TA on barefoot pocket radio 26-09-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 325

Re: TA on barefoot pocket radio 26-09-2017

Goodness, it's an SRF-59 with a speaker! Googling around, I see that the ICF-P26 is the successor to the ICF-S10. The receiver circuit now uses the CXA1019S device, while the SRF-59 uses the CXA1129N - I must find the datasheet :)
by Julian Hardstone
17 Aug 2017 12:31
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: Good LW condx
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Re: Good LW condx

On second thoughts, it is likely that the heavy rain had reduced the qrn from the HV powerlines which normally limits what I can hear. They are at thier most noisy in strong sunlight
by Julian Hardstone
17 Aug 2017 12:09
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: Good LW condx
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Good LW condx

There was thunder here last night so I put on a LW rx to listen for lightning and conditions seemed unusual, not that I often tune across LW these days The two European regulars were particularly clear on 183 & 234, while on 252 IRL was in the clear, with ALG only heard by careful nulling on the por...
by Julian Hardstone
07 Aug 2017 00:40
Forum: Member's Loggings
Topic: AM Bandscan from Houlgate, Normandy
Replies: 0
Views: 240

AM Bandscan from Houlgate, Normandy

While on a recent family holiday in Houlgate I took the opportunity to do a daytime bandscan on MW using an available car radio (rear window antenna) and on LW using a Realistic DX-260 small analogue portable for LW. During the day the majority of stations were from the UK. On LW there were of cours...
by Julian Hardstone
30 Jul 2017 20:43
Forum: Logbook
Topic: FM Bandscan from Houlgate, Normandy
Replies: 1
Views: 309

FM Bandscan from Houlgate, Normandy

A family gathering drew me from the comforts of home, out to a caravan rented on le Camping La Vallée near Houlgate. I cycled from the ferry, travelling light with a pocket-size L-M-S-VHF analogue radio, but the family car had an excellent RDS radio with adaptive filtering. To my delight it rained e...
by Julian Hardstone
10 Jul 2017 14:27
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: German MW & LW Transmitters to close
Replies: 40
Views: 9551

Re: German MW & LW Transmitters to close

To add to the discussion of 1008kHz, I see that the Flevoland tx is due to qrt on 1st September this year. The tx site will be dismantled
by Julian Hardstone
04 Jul 2017 15:39
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: Apps for Android
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: Apps for Android

Is there any way to use FMLIST on an android phone? It always tells me "email oder Passwort falsch!"
I suppose I could try "Jetzt registrieren" and create a new account. Would that work?
by Julian Hardstone
03 Jul 2017 00:05
Forum: News
Topic: foreign jingles and stations in ALB - attention
Replies: 9
Views: 621

Re: foreign jingles and stations in ALB - attention

Thanks PFM907, that is very helpful.
I see that Radio Travel Tirana is online at http://radiotravel.al/
Do the other tx carry the same progrmme?
by Julian Hardstone
24 Jun 2017 14:55
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: MW Longwire Experiment (with two dogs!)
Replies: 5
Views: 358

Re: MW Longwire Experiment (with two dogs!)

To use the telescopic ae or an external antenna on MW you should 'scan' down from 1711kHz until you get to 630kHz, then save that setting in memory, as per the procedure on http://ukradio.info/Degen/, but to use inductive coupling from a wire I suggest one or two turns around the radio with its ferr...
by Julian Hardstone
24 Jun 2017 13:50
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: MW Longwire Experiment (with two dogs!)
Replies: 5
Views: 358

Re: MW Longwire Experiment (with two dogs!)

You had a bit of capacitance coupling, not inductive, to whichever of the two antennas you were using. I assume you were using the usual setting which selects the ferrite loop antenna for MW/LW, so the effect would have been much more noticeable if you had selected the telescopic rod antenna To bene...
by Julian Hardstone
06 Jun 2017 14:20
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: Wrexham Rhos off air
Replies: 3
Views: 291

Re: Wrexham Rhos off air

Wonderful! Any sign of Alençon?
by Julian Hardstone
27 May 2017 18:47
Forum: Receivers
Topic: Roberts Play 10
Replies: 8
Views: 794

Re: Roberts Play 10

It sounds like a competent portable for dx, Peter. I won't buy one right away, I'll wait 'til you buy a 'Play' and post a comparison ;)
by Julian Hardstone
26 May 2017 15:36
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: high voltage powerline signaling in LW
Replies: 2
Views: 402

Re: high voltage powerline signaling in LW

Correction: the 184 I am hearing at home is local qrm. It was about 10 years ago that I logged power line signalling but only within a few hundred yards of the lines
by Julian Hardstone
26 May 2017 12:52
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: high voltage powerline signaling in LW
Replies: 2
Views: 402

Re: high voltage powerline signaling in LW

184kHz has been used in the UK. I have previously found a strong signal near HV transmission lines

I recently searched for it and took a rx to a local HV line but there was no qrm to Sauberg. At home there is a constant 1kHz het on Europe1. I will have to carry a LW portable wherever I go ;)
by Julian Hardstone
13 May 2017 10:36
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: WannaCry malware
Replies: 2
Views: 410

WannaCry malware

The new WannaCry virus yesterday hit many organisations, mostly in Russia and Spain, but has topped the UK headlines for its effect on the UK National Health Service. Speculation now is that it was activated by a Russian criminal network. From the 30th April to 6 May our Skywaves forum had seen larg...

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