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by Patrick73
11 Dec 2018 08:31
Forum: Antennas
Topic: 10-32000 kHz omni-dir antenna instead of MiniWhip?
Replies: 5
Views: 429

Re: 10-32000 kHz omni-dir antenna instead of MiniWhip?

Since a few months, it's been impossible to use my Mini-Whip antenna because of a huge increase in noise level. Before this, it was my #1 choice for NDB and MW DX'ing (no space for a larger aerial due to very limited space at my current location). Long gone are the days when I would mount large loop...
by Patrick73
10 Dec 2018 15:44
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: African UNID 945 (.993)
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Re: African UNID 945 (.993)

Sorry for the late reply Noel.
It was Radio Nacional Sao Tome & Principe, I heard again 3 times with ID.
A recording was sent via their Facebook page, no reply (despite the message was read).
by Patrick73
07 Dec 2018 13:44
Forum: News
Topic: The Italian MW Topic
Replies: 47
Views: 3611

Re: The Italian MW Topic

Ciao Franco, I made a very short I/Q recording at 2300z, but it is not there. Accurate carrier frequency was 1206.002 (Israel 1206.000, and China also visible on 1265.962 - UNid carrier noted on 1265.978). I heard them from about 2140 to 2210z, but did not tried later while still 'listening live''. ...
by Patrick73
06 Dec 2018 22:09
Forum: News
Topic: The Italian MW Topic
Replies: 47
Views: 3611

Re: The Italian MW Topic

Another (supposed) italian private / pirate radio currently active tonight (2200 UTC) on 1206, playing pop / rock / new-wave (Depeche Mode, Tina Turner, Umberto Tozzi). An ID was given at 22:04 but I could not get it due to very poor signal. Huge fading + local interference and weak overall receptio...
by Patrick73
06 Dec 2018 15:56
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: 1550 UNID (in spanish)
Replies: 0
Views: 93

1550 UNID (in spanish)

Hi there ! Here's a link to an UNID found on an old recording (7 SEP 2015) : https://vocaroo.com/i/s06FS5zfxH6k?fbclid=IwAR0A7P0tK9tNTQdvfJHA9pcL58RsQOXsZGOyV8-oOeP-ob-CiEOJKdnyWKo I can hear "... radio para ... informacion de America en el mundo ..." but my spanish is quite limited Thanks for helping
by Patrick73
05 Dec 2018 09:51
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: Ideal MWDX Equipment?
Replies: 42
Views: 1624

Re: Ideal MWDX Equipment?

Hi Pascal, I never owned a Kenwood R1000, so I can't comment on this one. You won't be disappointed with the HF+ ; I've been using one for about 9 months and it's a DX machine ;-) Very sensitive from LF to VHF, great dynamic range, compact, well designed. Thanks to an amazing set of filtering option...
by Patrick73
04 Dec 2018 15:25
Forum: News
Topic: The Italian MW Topic
Replies: 47
Views: 3611

Re: The Italian MW Topic

Thanks for this very detailed reply Franco.
I wasn't aware of the situation regarding the italian MW scene.
by Patrick73
04 Dec 2018 08:30
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: Ideal MWDX Equipment?
Replies: 42
Views: 1624

Re: Ideal MWDX Equipment?

It seems Pascal wants to keep it secret :lol:
by Patrick73
03 Dec 2018 15:08
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: 900 kHz from EU (I suppose !)
Replies: 9
Views: 219

Re: 900 kHz from EU (I suppose !)

Grazie Franco !
by Patrick73
03 Dec 2018 15:07
Forum: News
Topic: The Italian MW Topic
Replies: 47
Views: 3611

Re: The Italian MW Topic

Thanks Franco ! It was quite loud at my location, near Chambery. Someone on a FB group (Radioascolto a 360°) stated it was probably "The Crazy pirate from Toscana". Do you know what it refers to ?

Hope it will soon be identified ;-)
by Patrick73
03 Dec 2018 11:03
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: 900 kHz from EU (I suppose !)
Replies: 9
Views: 219

Re: 900 kHz from EU (I suppose !)

The night before, I came accross what is probably an italian pirate station, playing non-stop love songs (including italian songs) on 1566. No ID, no talk (heard from approx 2130 onwards).
This was not Radio Kolbe.
by Patrick73
03 Dec 2018 10:43
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: 900 kHz from EU (I suppose !)
Replies: 9
Views: 219

Re: 900 kHz from EU (I suppose !)

I was thinking to myself : What could it be, if not R. Popular ?"
Not IRN / ARS for sure and probably not a pirate on this channel.
Well, it looks like there's no more mystery on this one !
by Patrick73
03 Dec 2018 10:02
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: 900 kHz from EU (I suppose !)
Replies: 9
Views: 219

Re: 900 kHz from EU (I suppose !)

Hi Simon, My recording starts at 0058 and ends 0107, but this station becomes almost unaudible at the end of P. Collins song. I can barely hear the following tittle ("Dancing in the dark" by Bruce Springsteen I guess). This is indeed french on your recording, but it sounds like a 'Luxembourg effect'...
by Patrick73
03 Dec 2018 08:43
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: Ideal MWDX Equipment?
Replies: 42
Views: 1624

Re: Ideal MWDX Equipment?

What have you finally purchased ? (or what do you intend to)
by Patrick73
02 Dec 2018 22:10
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: 900 kHz from EU (I suppose !)
Replies: 9
Views: 219

Re: 900 kHz from EU (I suppose !)

Here is how it sounds like at 0100z : https://vocaroo.com/i/s0pQDxPwqTEt
by Patrick73
02 Dec 2018 19:57
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: 900 kHz from EU (I suppose !)
Replies: 9
Views: 219

900 kHz from EU (I suppose !)

Hi there ! Did someone (in Europe) make an I/Q recording last night (02 DEC), including 900 kHz ? From 0059z to 0105z, I can hear a weak station playing 80's pop tracks (T. Turner, "What's love got to do with it" and P. Collins, "In the air tonight"). No ID at TOH, maybe between both songs, but too ...
by Patrick73
28 Nov 2018 16:08
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: African UNID 945 (.993)
Replies: 4
Views: 185

African UNID 945 (.993)

Hi there !

Does anyone know who is the african station on 944.993 ?
I first thought of Eritrea back from alt frequency 950, but it seems it is not.
Heard 9 Nov, 22z, under Smooth.

A short recording (music + very weak talk is available)
by Patrick73
22 Nov 2018 08:26
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: Ideal MWDX Equipment?
Replies: 42
Views: 1624

Re: Ideal MWDX Equipment?

Apart from Perseus, I would mention :

SDR : Airspy HF+ (abt 200€) ELAD S2 (abt 500€)
Analog RX : AOR7030, Icom R75, JRC 525 (second hand units)

but the filtering + recording features a SDR provides are a real advantage for serious DXing
by Patrick73
21 Nov 2018 07:58
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: Ideal MWDX Equipment?
Replies: 42
Views: 1624

Re: Ideal MWDX Equipment?

Pascal : are you looking for an analog receiver or a SDR, portable or desk unit ?
There are several products I could recommand. Feel free to use the 'Private Message' feature for further details.
by Patrick73
19 Nov 2018 11:06
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: Ideal MWDX Equipment?
Replies: 42
Views: 1624

Re: Ideal MWDX Equipment?

So Pascal is only looking for a PORTABLE radio ?
Sorry, I missed that.

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