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by Patrick73
14 Sep 2019 11:37
Forum: DAB
Topic: New good DAB+ portable for DAB & FM DX?
Replies: 77
Views: 15469

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

I finally ordered a Pure Elan E3. First inconvenience when opening the package : no continental adapter supplied along with the power supply (only the UK one). Following Peter's 'unboxing" clip, I thought this accessory was included with the device ... This is not very important, but it indicates a ...
by Patrick73
28 Aug 2019 20:37
Forum: DAB
Topic: New good DAB+ portable for DAB & FM DX?
Replies: 77
Views: 15469

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

Yep, I'm indeed looking for a portable radio.
Even if reception from the Sangean is *very* unstable, it seems to me that the audio of the Pure is better (less flat) ; but that's a matter of taste, your advice could differ !

EDIT : I forgot the link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtP7pDC1K4c
by Patrick73
28 Aug 2019 19:54
Forum: DAB
Topic: New good DAB+ portable for DAB & FM DX?
Replies: 77
Views: 15469

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

pe1etr wrote:
28 Aug 2019 19:46
Don't believe everything you see on YouTube. Some footballers look brilliant on YT, but when my team signs them they are not.
Excellent :lol:
But when you hear the audio from 2 radios, placed side by side, and recorded with the same camera / phone ... Of course, I can be wrong !
by Patrick73
28 Aug 2019 18:51
Forum: DAB
Topic: New good DAB+ portable for DAB & FM DX?
Replies: 77
Views: 15469

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

I wasn't aware that the 'Play' was discontinued. I also didn't know that this Roberts was actually a re-badged Sangean ; that's one less competitor on the list ! I 'm trying to find a serious review of the latest Sony (S61) but there are only purely commercial comments. It could offer better audio q...
by Patrick73
28 Aug 2019 17:12
Forum: DAB
Topic: New good DAB+ portable for DAB & FM DX?
Replies: 77
Views: 15469

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

I said the Elan E3 is better on FM than the S40. That is what you asked me. The Elan E3 is more user-friendly than the S40 and it has a better display, but it is marginally less sensitive on DAB than the S40. I think that the Sangean DAB radios would be better for your needs, but they are expensive...
by Patrick73
28 Aug 2019 10:29
Forum: DAB
Topic: New good DAB+ portable for DAB & FM DX?
Replies: 77
Views: 15469

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

I have the Sony S40. The Pure Elan E3 is better than the S40. Hi Peter, Sorry to react with a lot of delay to this comment ! I came across one of your videos (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qb1IKITJPVE) in which you mention at 0:40 that the 12D ensemble is not audible using the Pure Elan E3 though...
by Patrick73
28 May 2019 08:09
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: Yumor FM (BLR) QSL offer
Replies: 2
Views: 214

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: 214

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: 397

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: 397

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: 364

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: 520

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: 1193

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: 1193

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: 77
Views: 15469

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: 723

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: 723

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: 723

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: 723

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: 1931

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...

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