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by Julian Hardstone
17 Aug 2017 12:31
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: Good LW condx
Replies: 3
Views: 106

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: 106

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: 95

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: 0
Views: 48

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: 7053

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: 154

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: 253

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: 238

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: 238

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: 143

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: 471

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: 280

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: 280

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: 230

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...
by Julian Hardstone
01 May 2017 22:42
Forum: News
Topic: Dawn Chorus EBU programme
Replies: 2
Views: 211

Dawn Chorus EBU programme

Next Sunday 7th May BBC Radio 4 will broadcast a programme about the dawn chorus as part of International Dawn Chorus day - a unique Broadcast event in which radio stations across Europe join together to track the rising sun across the continent from Moscow to Dublin. The BBC programme will be on ai...
by Julian Hardstone
17 Apr 2017 15:54
Forum: Antennas
Topic: My new $5 wonder antenna
Replies: 4
Views: 399

Re: My new $5 wonder antenna

With you now Peter. I don't do TV, but from what I've read on forums only a few of the available HD TVs are what you could reasonably call High Definition, free from movement artefacts :(
by Julian Hardstone
17 Apr 2017 13:22
Forum: Antennas
Topic: My new $5 wonder antenna
Replies: 4
Views: 399

Re: My new $5 wonder antenna

pe1etr wrote:
16 Apr 2017 16:26

I have local DVB-T, but I don't have an HD rx, and most stations are HD. There are a couple of SD DVB-T TV stns and a couple of radio stns // to FM.
HD, Peter? Like in the USA, digital radio in Band II?

Funny little ae btw ;)
by Julian Hardstone
12 Apr 2017 19:41
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: VAC / RDSspy issue running W10 ...
Replies: 30
Views: 969

Re: VAC / RDSspy issue running W10 ...

Patrick - You can insert images here: in the 'full editor' scroll down to the 'attachments' tab and choose an image.
Then 'preview'

Let me try.... Seems OK ;)
by Julian Hardstone
09 Apr 2017 16:50
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: RDS in Duhok, Iraq (Kurdish Region)
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Re: RDS in Duhok, Iraq (Kurdish Region)

Nice one, Peter. I wish you many days of calm tropo condx so you can log outside the town while you are there
by Julian Hardstone
08 Apr 2017 10:12
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: Where on Earth is Peter (2)
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: Where on Earth is Peter (2)

..or Ankara?

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