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by Patrick73
23 Jul 2021 15:47
Forum: DAB
Topic: Portable radio to replace Pure Elan
Replies: 0
Views: 43

Portable radio to replace Pure Elan

Hi there ! I know this question has been asked before, about 2 years ago, but perhaps new products have come along since then. I am currently using a Pure Elan E3 and I am quite happy with it for outdoor listening, but - at home - in my mountainous area, dropouts are quite frequent as I am at the li...
by Patrick73
18 Jun 2021 14:17
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: UNID from eastern Europe
Replies: 2
Views: 316

Re: UNID from eastern Europe

Thanks a lot !
Once one knows the ID is "Radius FM", it's easy to get it at the beginning of the jingle ...
by Patrick73
18 Jun 2021 13:51
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: UNID from eastern Europe
Replies: 2
Views: 316

UNID from eastern Europe

Could someone help with this UNID, just heard on 104.9 ?
Audio extract with (supposed) ID : https://voca.ro/1hqVowqXsyw5

Thanks !
by Patrick73
04 Jul 2020 06:57
Forum: DAB
Topic: TII codes database
Replies: 2
Views: 921

Re: TII codes database

Thanks a lot !
What is your source please ?
by Patrick73
03 Jul 2020 13:00
Forum: DAB
Topic: TII codes database
Replies: 2
Views: 921

TII codes database

Hi there !

Does anyone know an updated and reliable list of TII codes ?
DABlist and Wohnort unfortunately provide incomplete data and many entries are missing.

For exemple, regarding Swiss MUX 10B, I'm looking for TII from Mont Salève /Téléphérique (F 74 / GE)

Thanks
by Patrick73
25 Jun 2020 10:46
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: New 68th DXCC country on FM
Replies: 13
Views: 2008

Re: New 68th DXCC country on FM

Hi Roland,

Congrats on these nice catches.

Col de la Madone indeed refers to MCO but it's actually located in France (https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89met ... _la_Madone).
Thus, from a geographical point of view, TX is on the french territory.
by Patrick73
23 May 2020 16:17
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: Console v3 / RDS Spy / FDM-S2 / Damn Windows 10!
Replies: 63
Views: 5946

Re: Console v3 / RDS Spy / FDM-S2 / Damn Windows 10!

I uninstalled both the standard and the Hi-Fi VB Audio to re-start from scratch. Then, I only re-installed the basic one. Well, it indeed decodes but in a rather random way (sometimes the BER level remains at 0%, sometimes it barely exceeds 90 or 80% and suddendly jumps to a very good value). See sc...
by Patrick73
23 May 2020 14:51
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: Console v3 / RDS Spy / FDM-S2 / Damn Windows 10!
Replies: 63
Views: 5946

Re: Console v3 / RDS Spy / FDM-S2 / Damn Windows 10!

I like to understand things Peter !
by Patrick73
23 May 2020 14:19
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: Console v3 / RDS Spy / FDM-S2 / Damn Windows 10!
Replies: 63
Views: 5946

Re: Console v3 / RDS Spy / FDM-S2 / Damn Windows 10!

Hi Peter,

Have a look at this part of the clip posted by Clint : https://youtu.be/jfALQJllg6I?t=383
He's running the basic VB Cable and RDSSpy perfectly decodes ...

Don't ask me why and how, but it does !
by Patrick73
23 May 2020 11:20
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: Console v3 / RDS Spy / FDM-S2 / Damn Windows 10!
Replies: 63
Views: 5946

Re: Console v3 / RDS Spy / FDM-S2 / Damn Windows 10!

Below are captures showing the properties of my current Hi-Fi Cable (working) and VB Audio 'basic' cable.
Why shouldn't the latter be OK ?
by Patrick73
23 May 2020 08:38
Forum: DAB
Topic: DAB Portables Review
Replies: 8
Views: 7198

Re: DAB Portables Review

I have a Pure Elan E3 and I find it pretty fine. No external antenna jack though. I don't know if it's as good as Roberts Play or the DPR69 in terms of sensitivity, but in my mountainous region with very few MUX nearby (the closest one is 100 km away), I get 3, which was unexpected ! It's very easy ...
by Patrick73
23 May 2020 08:05
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: What bandwidth is needed for RDS - revisited?
Replies: 6
Views: 863

Re: What bandwidth is needed for RDS - revisited?

Il also depends on the level of modulation.
A low / very low very level will allow decoding at 110-120 kHz BW (especially with a talk program).

The settings on the RDS encoder itself are also to be taken into account.
by Patrick73
22 May 2020 23:51
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: Console v3 / RDS Spy / FDM-S2 / Damn Windows 10!
Replies: 63
Views: 5946

Re: Console v3 / RDS Spy / FDM-S2 / Damn Windows 10!

Good morning, Thanks Dave, but I think I will stay away from VAC software for a while as it was a real nuisance for me. Peter, does it means that HI-Fi cable must be added to W10 together with VBcable or it has to be a VBcable substitute? Saludos For RDS Spy you need the VB hifi cable. No need to u...
by Patrick73
02 Mar 2020 16:12
Forum: Antennas
Topic: Korner 9.2 from Antennenland - in stock
Replies: 21
Views: 11217

Re: Korner 9.2 from Antennenland - in stock

That's an idea ... There's no' radio shop' within 100 km around is location, but perhaps any sympathetic merchant would accept.
by Patrick73
02 Mar 2020 15:47
Forum: Antennas
Topic: Korner 9.2 from Antennenland - in stock
Replies: 21
Views: 11217

Re: Korner 9.2 from Antennenland - in stock

A friend of mine is interested in a Körner 9.2.
Since Antennenland no longer ships outside Germany, is it currently possible to purchase this antenna elsewhere ? (a genuine unit of course, not a poor copy).
by Patrick73
29 Feb 2020 13:21
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: AirScout v1.3.0.7 released
Replies: 6
Views: 762

Re: AirScout v1.3.0.7 released

Tim : no problem here using either a W10 desktop or a W8.1 laptop.
Be sure the maps you need (SRTM3 model for me) are fully downloaded, unless AirScout won't work properly. It doesn't matter if the HAM database is not downloaded.

When the maps are OK, the selected area turns to green (red otherwise)
by Patrick73
28 Feb 2020 18:10
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: AirScout v1.3.0.7 released
Replies: 6
Views: 762

Re: AirScout v1.3.0.7 released

It perfectly works with non Hams calls.
Attached is a screenshot showing AirScout calculating a propagation path to RAI 3, Menconico / Monte Penice TX on 99.9 FM
by Patrick73
27 Feb 2020 14:32
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: AirScout v1.3.0.7 released
Replies: 6
Views: 762

AirScout v1.3.0.7 released

Now available : http://www.airscout.eu/
Many new features, including a multi-path option.
by Patrick73
14 Sep 2019 11:37
Forum: DAB
Topic: New good DAB+ portable for DAB & FM DX?
Replies: 80
Views: 35069

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 indicat...
by Patrick73
28 Aug 2019 20:37
Forum: DAB
Topic: New good DAB+ portable for DAB & FM DX?
Replies: 80
Views: 35069

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

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