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by bristolpirates
21 Oct 2018 10:11
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo!
Replies: 30
Views: 621

Re: Tropo!

I had France and Ireland yesterday, but didn't have the time to monitor all day. Took the Tecsun to Bath and could hear Absolute from London on 105.8 and 88.0 from France. Absolute was actually coming in quite clear if standing in the right spot, just on the radio on my mp3 player. This morning I ha...
by bristolpirates
22 Sep 2018 20:03
Forum: Pirate Radio
Topic: Hot 92.0, West Midlands
Replies: 7
Views: 458

Re: Hot 92.0, West Midlands

The band is very full here too. A lot of weak national stuff which can be overcome by DX, but a hell of a lot of copies of Heart/Capital which can be stronger. Interesingly, a lot of the stuff I'd seen about pirates in the states was about rock stations or just stations that were mixing music and ta...
by bristolpirates
22 Sep 2018 07:41
Forum: EMC (Interference) Issues
Topic: the itrip from hell
Replies: 3
Views: 600

Re: the itrip from hell

Stange that the spurious carriers move opposite to each other, like mirror images. Why have iTrips gotten so strong and so common in the last couple of years or so? I guess the legal versions stopped selling because they are a little too underpowered, and people get any old TX off of ebay instead, t...
by bristolpirates
22 Sep 2018 07:28
Forum: Pirate Radio
Topic: Hot 92.0, West Midlands
Replies: 7
Views: 458

Re: Hot 92.0, West Midlands

It's more or less complaints driven these days. However, the bottom of the band is more heavily policed by Ofcom in recent times it seems. Nothing has been able to survive on 87.5 for a while at least. Ofcom's budget was slashed this year, so they are even less likely to take something off if it's n...
by bristolpirates
21 Sep 2018 13:25
Forum: News
Topic: Ninesprings Yeovil and SWU Bristol
Replies: 0
Views: 132

Ninesprings Yeovil and SWU Bristol

Two community stations are starting soon in Yeovil and Bristol. Ninesprings is already running test transmissions. Not sure when SWU will come on air, but they have started advertising their frequency so hopefully soon.

http://www.radioninesprings.co.uk/ 104.5

http://www.swu.fm/ 103.7
by bristolpirates
07 Sep 2018 14:28
Forum: Pirate Radio
Topic: Crazy FM 88.5 Amsterdam
Replies: 6
Views: 532

Re: Crazy FM 88.5 Amsterdam

Do you know how to make this work all the time? I find that it works for a bit, then the next time I try to connect it won't allow me to and gives various messages about not being able to connect. I have heard of 4-Play before as it has been streamed via http://geheimezender.com/Piraten_Streams.php ...
by bristolpirates
06 Sep 2018 20:23
Forum: Pirate Radio
Topic: Crazy FM 88.5 Amsterdam
Replies: 6
Views: 532

Re: Crazy FM 88.5 Amsterdam

It might not be overload actually, but there are a lot of stations right next to each other, and as the tuner is in auto-gain mode it's hard to get a bearing on what the relative signal levels are. In my experience with SDRs, it's not that useful to have the gain jumping up and down, as it rarely br...
by bristolpirates
05 Sep 2018 18:59
Forum: Pirate Radio
Topic: Crazy FM 88.5 Amsterdam
Replies: 6
Views: 532

Re: Crazy FM 88.5 Amsterdam

I didn't realise this was something you could do with the Airspy. Unfortunately, it seems the SDR is heavily overloaded at the BOB, and I can't adjust the gain :/

A good legal station for 80s/90s soul I found while in Schipole airport is Jamm FM on 104.9.
by bristolpirates
21 Aug 2018 21:35
Forum: SDR Filesharing
Topic: the 1985 spectrum recordings transferred from Video tape
Replies: 11
Views: 1542

Re: the 1985 spectrum recordings transferred from Video tape

When I've got the time to download a file (they seem to come down very slowly), I'll try one out. They have .ddc extensions, but hopefully they will play if I change the extension to .wav and give it a valid filename so that SDR Sharp sets the frequency correctly.
by bristolpirates
19 Aug 2018 22:21
Forum: SDR Filesharing
Topic: Southampton Common Files 04-08-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 472

Re: Southampton Common Files 04-08-2018

90.1 second file - This is a mixture of Hope FM and a mirror image of Radio 2 from the other side of waterfall. 13-20-34_90300kHz.wav This one has image problems from Radio 3 - Notice there is a mirror of 90.7 on 89.9, but also quite surprising is 89.5 which can't be the usual mirror image as the si...
by bristolpirates
19 Aug 2018 22:04
Forum: SDR Filesharing
Topic: Southampton Common Files 04-08-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 472

Re: Southampton Common Files 04-08-2018

Tim Bucknall wrote:
19 Aug 2018 19:14
89.4 France Musique
Also on 88.7 briefly I think, second file.
by bristolpirates
19 Aug 2018 21:45
Forum: SDR Filesharing
Topic: Southampton Common Files 04-08-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 472

Re: Southampton Common Files 04-08-2018

Note that like a lot of the cheaper SDRs, the center freq on and SDRPlay is obscured by the IQ spike. DC/IQ compensation is turned on but it doesn't get rid of the spike entirely. I've no idea what the spike at 88.0 is, just some local interference I expect. Even with it notched out (you'll need to ...
by bristolpirates
19 Aug 2018 21:26
Forum: SDR Filesharing
Topic: Southampton Common Files 04-08-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 472

Re: Southampton Common Files 04-08-2018

That's done it. Thanks. Just listened to your first file so far. I hear 89.0 which I presume is a pirate. Some meteor scatter pops up on 87.6 too, together with a very weak French station. Maybe RMC Info. Great! However, you need to invert the IQ, as the pirate is on 87.6 :) The checkbox to do this...
by bristolpirates
19 Aug 2018 14:42
Forum: SDR Filesharing
Topic: Southampton Common Files 04-08-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 472

Re: Southampton Common Files 04-08-2018

It didn't work. Thanks anyway. I might get SDR# at some point. It's a great bit of software. // I can't see a download link on that page, just a link to some SDR# plugins. Then there is an ad for "Meet With Unmarried" dating on http://rtl-sdr.ru/category/sdrsharp. I give up immediately with pages l...
by bristolpirates
19 Aug 2018 12:16
Forum: SDR Filesharing
Topic: Southampton Common Files 04-08-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 472

Re: Southampton Common Files 04-08-2018

These are 1.536 MHz.

You can also download SDR# for free from the Airspy site, it should play these with no trouble, but you might have to flip the IQ (there's a tick box for that on the controls panel).

The centre frequency is in the filename already.
by bristolpirates
19 Aug 2018 11:53
Forum: SDR Filesharing
Topic: the 1985 spectrum recordings transferred from Video tape
Replies: 11
Views: 1542

Re: the 1985 spectrum recordings transferred from Video tape

I offered him some recordings of pirates in exchange for letting us access the goodies. I'm hoping my polish pirate recording is still available somewhere or someone saved it, I think he would dig that you could even hear them blowing out the amplifier stage of the tx :D I missed that. When was it ...
by bristolpirates
19 Aug 2018 10:19
Forum: SDR Filesharing
Topic: the 1985 spectrum recordings transferred from Video tape
Replies: 11
Views: 1542

Re: the 1985 spectrum recordings transferred from Video tape

Incidentally, one of the team is the guy behind the Brookly Pirate Radio Map - https://www.pirateradiomap.com/
by bristolpirates
19 Aug 2018 09:49
Forum: Pirate Radio
Topic: Hampshire pirate radio thread
Replies: 18
Views: 1132

Re: Hampshire pirate radio thread

Uploaded and posted in the other forum :)
by bristolpirates
19 Aug 2018 06:58
Forum: SDR Filesharing
Topic: Southampton Common Files 04-08-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 472

Southampton Common Files 04-08-2018

https://mega.nz/#F!CI8TDDzT!1sALWVhpsBd1rBGqkoqIYQ

This is not a full bandscan, but Tim wanted to see the files to see if any of the transmitters had faults or oddities that would help identify them.

Recorded with SDR Sharp. SDR Play RSP 1.

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