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by Patrick73
28 May 2019 08:09
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: Yumor FM (BLR) QSL offer
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Re: Yumor FM (BLR) QSL offer

I'm looking forward to receiving the card I did not ask for :D
by Patrick73
27 May 2019 15:00
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: Yumor FM (BLR) QSL offer
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Yumor FM (BLR) QSL offer

Hi mates ! Last week, I heard Yumor FM (BLR) on 87.5 and posted my report on FMlist. A few hours later, I was very surprised to receive the following mail : Good day, Patrick. Let me introduce myself - I'm Alex Yankovsky, editor of the radio station "Yumor FM-Belarus". Are also the user of the websi...
by Patrick73
25 May 2019 08:34
Forum: Antennas
Topic: To Eznec users (quad loop vs dipole)
Replies: 2
Views: 321

Re: To Eznec users (quad loop vs dipole)

Hi Stuart, Thanks for the interesting link. According to some comments, I think it's actually irrelevant to build a quad loop, though it seems quite effective for some people ("The quad has no gain over a dipole, and actually can have loss, at heights where the dipole has a vertical pattern null, su...
by Patrick73
23 May 2019 20:02
Forum: Antennas
Topic: To Eznec users (quad loop vs dipole)
Replies: 2
Views: 321

To Eznec users (quad loop vs dipole)

Hi there ! Does anyone master Eznec, or similar software ? I want to know the "real" gain of a band 2 quad loop (312 cm perimeter) and the F/B value. Some documents state it equals a 3 elements Yagi (5 dBd), some other say it's barely better compared to a half-wave dipole (2.15 dBi). In the end, I'm...
by Patrick73
14 May 2019 10:26
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Es OIRT 12/05/2019
Replies: 5
Views: 324

Re: Es OIRT 12/05/2019

I'm speechless ...
ONE station logged only over the same period, yes, I said ONE : Lampsi 92.3, that's ALL.
by Patrick73
14 May 2019 10:22
Forum: OIRT Band
Topic: Ukraine: Golos Nadiyi replaced Radio Mariya on 70.97 (Olevsk TX)
Replies: 4
Views: 432

Re: Ukraine: Golos Nadiyi replaced Radio Mariya on 70.97 (Olevsk TX)

Thnaks for the tip Lucas !
I will keep an eye on this one, in case the OIRT band opens soon.
by Patrick73
09 May 2019 21:19
Forum: DAB
Topic: Blaupunkt BPR-3 unboxing video
Replies: 12
Views: 1013

Re: Blaupunkt BPR-3 unboxing video

Hi Pascal ! I was indeed recently told that the Sony S40 was not fine (though probably better than my Sony P1DBP). I first thought the Pure Elan E3 would be a good choice, but after Peter's clip showing both radios I'm doubtful. Unfortunately, the BPR-3 is not available. According to a serbian DX'er...
by Patrick73
09 May 2019 13:42
Forum: DAB
Topic: Blaupunkt BPR-3 unboxing video
Replies: 12
Views: 1013

Re: Blaupunkt BPR-3 unboxing video

I did another search to purchase a BPR-3 and it indeed seems it's only available from UK, from very few stores.
Nothing available in Germany, though Blaupunkt is (to my knowledge) a german brand.
Too bad ... it sounds really sensitive.
by Patrick73
07 May 2019 19:59
Forum: DAB
Topic: New good DAB+ portable for DAB & FM DX?
Replies: 67
Views: 13965

Re: New good DAB+ portable for DAB & FM DX?

£19 ? What a bargain ... :o
Lucky guy !
by Patrick73
03 May 2019 07:56
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: RDS Spy issues
Replies: 16
Views: 631

Re: RDS Spy issues

Jim (Bournemouth) wrote:
03 May 2019 06:51
I don't know why it is 48k. I have defined it as 192k, and have set 192k in the soundcard settings both record and playback.
Could you set the corresponding "SR Range" values to 192000 ... 192000 (instead of the the current 5000 ... 192000) to maybe force 192 k ?
by Patrick73
02 May 2019 20:11
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: RDS Spy issues
Replies: 16
Views: 631

Re: RDS Spy issues

My SDR# output setup (of course, the MPX should be enabled)
by Patrick73
02 May 2019 20:05
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: RDS Spy issues
Replies: 16
Views: 631

Re: RDS Spy issues

I suppose in RDSSpy > Soundcard > Soundcard input mode, you have "direct RDS / MPX (192 kHz)" ticked ?
Don't set output levels too high. I found decoding clearly better with (very) low levels
by Patrick73
02 May 2019 19:22
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: RDS Spy issues
Replies: 16
Views: 631

Re: RDS Spy issues

Hi Jim,

I can't comment on VAC setup, I've been using "VB Audio Hi-Fi" for a while.
As for SDR#, I have both the MPX output AND the output from the 'audio' menu set to the virtual cable.
by Patrick73
02 May 2019 09:47
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: SDR Console and RDS logging - coming soon.
Replies: 25
Views: 1747

Re: SDR Console and RDS logging - coming soon.

If that is correct Patrick it's a little disappointing, around the time that development of SDR Sharp stalled on v1700 the designer was specifically about 'better rx for VHF/UHF' so I was hoping there could be good news those of us interested in life above HF. Check these tweets and the screenshots...
by Patrick73
01 May 2019 20:33
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: SDR Console and RDS logging - coming soon.
Replies: 25
Views: 1747

Re: SDR Console and RDS logging - coming soon.

I follow a variety of SDR forums on iogroups and I have seen in the last few weeks passing mentions of Airspy Discovery as an imminent new SDR, does anyone know what this may feature? From what I read : The Discovery is a smaller HF+ unit, offering the same HF / VHF coverage - Also up to 660 kHz al...
by Patrick73
01 May 2019 20:26
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: Comparison of SDRConsole RDS decoder and RDSSpy
Replies: 6
Views: 452

Re: Comparison of SDRConsole RDS decoder and RDSSpy

Jim (Bournemouth) wrote:
01 May 2019 10:13
RDSSpy, as expected, is marginally better than Console
RDSSpy : 29 decoded PI
SDR Console : 19

Can one say it is *marginally* better ?
by Patrick73
30 Apr 2019 12:35
Forum: DAB
Topic: New good DAB+ portable for DAB & FM DX?
Replies: 67
Views: 13965

Re: New good DAB+ portable for DAB & FM DX?

Thanks again Peter, Thus, the Sony is now out of the game ! I'm only looking for a portable radio, so I also cancel the Blaupunkt you mention. I did a search about the BPR-3 (recommanded by EastAnglia) but it looks like this one is only available from UK stores ; this mean expensive shipping and 1.1...
by Patrick73
29 Apr 2019 19:20
Forum: DAB
Topic: New good DAB+ portable for DAB & FM DX?
Replies: 67
Views: 13965

Re: New good DAB+ portable for DAB & FM DX?

Hi Peter ! Thanks for the comments. The display on the Sangean is not fine neither (black caracters / on a grey background , unless the orange display is lit). The audio quality does not seem very good though, but it's maybe because of the recording / encoding. The Sony radios (S40 / S41) sound pret...
by Patrick73
29 Apr 2019 18:49
Forum: DAB
Topic: New good DAB+ portable for DAB & FM DX?
Replies: 67
Views: 13965

Re: New good DAB+ portable for DAB & FM DX?

Hummm, It looks like I'll have to flip a coin !!!
by Patrick73
24 Apr 2019 12:57
Forum: DAB
Topic: New good DAB+ portable for DAB & FM DX?
Replies: 67
Views: 13965

Re: New good DAB+ portable for DAB & FM DX?

So many products on the market now, so many comments ... Don't know which one to go for ! I'm looking for a PORTABLE radio providing good audio quality and superior sensitivity, €100 max. My tiny Sony P1DBP offers great audio regarding its size but sensitivity could be better. No idea on how Sony S4...

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