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by KPC850
12 Mar 2019 21:08
Forum: Receivers
Topic: XHData D-808
Replies: 9
Views: 2867

Re: XHData D-808

A few points about the XHData D-808 AIR band: A positive: No muting effects whilst manually tuning along AIR band (In contrast to the 'mute-then-fade-up' effect with manual tuning on its LW/MW/SW ! ) Unlike the FM band, the Airband uses a 'traditional' 10.7MHz IF with the local oscillator 10.7 MHz a...
by KPC850
21 Feb 2019 11:22
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: 252 LW (RTE) currently off
Replies: 0
Views: 134

252 LW (RTE) currently off

RTE's 252kHz LW transmitter currently off air for a few hours, if anyone wants to hear Algeria's 252 in the clear!
by KPC850
09 Feb 2019 17:23
Forum: Pirate Radio
Topic: 87.8 The Rock (London) received via tropo in Southampton
Replies: 4
Views: 587

Re: 87.8 The Rock (London) received via tropo in Southampton

We have another bloody African pirate on 96.4 and the bloody thing has a sprog on 144.750 MHz in the 2 mtr Amateur Band and it's causing problems in parts of London... There's a station listed on 96.4 called Surprise Radio (Nigerian) - which must be it (if its still there?). regarding the sprog on ...
by KPC850
07 Feb 2019 10:35
Forum: DAB
Topic: New good DAB+ portable for DAB & FM DX?
Replies: 56
Views: 10995

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

Briefly tried out the FM reception on two very similar looking Roberts radios currently selling: Both radios in a very similar traditional case, one big visual difference is the the iSTREAM3 has a USB socket on top whilst the RD70 does not : The ROBERTS Revival RD70 (DAB/DAB+/FM Bluetooth) and ROBER...
by KPC850
09 Jan 2019 09:34
Forum: DAB
Topic: New good DAB+ portable for DAB & FM DX?
Replies: 56
Views: 10995

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

Briefly tried out a new Roberts Stream 107 (in a friend's kitchen) I noticed its FM mode suffers from a 'Birdie' (phantom carrier) on 98.3MHz (it isn't the only DAB/FM radio to suffer from this problem with 98.3 !). A local station on 98.3 could be heard OK with the aerial fully extended, but retrac...
by KPC850
15 Dec 2018 14:44
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: 819 AM - what is this???
Replies: 3
Views: 443

Re: what is this???

I do not understand the purpose of occupying each and every channel. Surely Spain is much more "guilty" of this than Italy? There are numerous empty frequencies, including those used by RAI before and now been left. What empty MW frequency/cies do you suggest they could use instead of 819kHz ??? I ...
by KPC850
08 Dec 2018 11:57
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: 1611 kHz UK Free Radio Station
Replies: 15
Views: 1026

Re: 1611 kHz UK Free Radio Station

apparently from Dundalk area :

https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthr ... 1&page=223

PS: that link may not go to correct page in the thread depending on your device, but see post in the thread of 25-11-2018
by KPC850
14 Nov 2018 14:25
Forum: Pirate Radio
Topic: Pirate situation in Hungary
Replies: 5
Views: 705

Re: Pirate situation in Hungary

AMDXHUN wrote:
13 Nov 2018 07:37
the 77-87.4 MHz band is using by National Disaster Management Authority,

Would they not have moved over to TETRA by now?
by KPC850
07 Nov 2018 22:33
Forum: Receivers
Topic: XHData D-808
Replies: 9
Views: 2867

Re: XHData D-808

I don't wish to take from the undoubted positives of the radio, but one issue with the XHDATA D808 I have used - there is a surprisingly long pause of complete silence of just over 4 seconds when switching to MW or LW , or even switching between MW and LW. Switching to its other bands this mute paus...
by KPC850
25 Oct 2018 09:45
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo France 24/10/18
Replies: 14
Views: 868

Re: Tropo France 24/10/18

near Cork Ireland: have been getting a number of French outlets, including (good enough for RDS) 103.1 "BLEUARMO" last night (good around 9PM) and again this morning above band II (but just using FM band vertical dipole aerial): Also I could hear easily still active UK paging frequencies 153.0250 an...
by KPC850
24 Oct 2018 10:04
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: 2.4 Hz beat on 1053kHz (Talksport)
Replies: 0
Views: 237

2.4 Hz beat on 1053kHz (Talksport)

I'm currently getting a "rapid fading" type beat effect of about 2.4 - 2.5 Hz on 1053 kHz, there the whole time to some extent sometimes quite pronounced. (and its definitely between Talksport 1053 transmitters, not anything else on 1053kHz ) Is it the Talksport Droitwich transmitter that is around ...
by KPC850
19 Sep 2018 12:31
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: US "Talking House Transmitters ( 100 milliwatts)
Replies: 8
Views: 763

Re: US "Talking House Transmitters ( 100 milliwatts)

am now on 1680 on the principal that higher is better with small aerials like this Though if you used it on your originally planned 1610, a good proportion of car (and other) radios over here would be able to receive it (on 1611). maybe someone local might tune in! Toyotas I have tried will go to 1...
by KPC850
18 Sep 2018 19:11
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: Sick as a parrot!
Replies: 10
Views: 503

Re: Sick as a parrot!

Why am I as sick as a parrot? 1) In the afternoon on 1008 KHz GrootNieuwesRadio (HOL) was received completely interference free! At my QTH, in the garden, when there is no obvious interference - it is weak and noisy. Probably more to do with being right beside seawater than less noise at the locati...
by KPC850
06 Sep 2018 18:44
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: does 108.0 look this bad everywhere?
Replies: 2
Views: 645

Re: does 108.0 look this bad everywhere?

some TV set-top boxes / DVD players etc radiate carriers on 108.0 (and other multiples of 27.0MHz), if any unmodulated carriers are received on 108.0, look nearby!
by KPC850
14 Jul 2018 11:41
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: ES 12/07/2018
Replies: 6
Views: 478

Re: ES 12/07/2018

Thursday night (12th) heard a brief burst of meteor scatter (well that was it sounded like) of something for maybe a couple of seconds coming over a weak relatively local signal on 103.0 just after 10PM I had on car radio whilst parked here in the southern of Ireland (Cork) , dont know what it was (...
by KPC850
18 Jun 2018 20:00
Forum: Tim Bucknall, Congleton
Topic: Machynys peninsula 6/2018
Replies: 25
Views: 3069

Re: Getting ahead of myself,Machynys peninsula 6/2018

Bandscan Machynys peninsular, Llanelli 107.60 UNID Might it have been Newstalk (IRL) ?, I would expect it would be a contender (from this site: http://skywavesdx.org/viewtopic.php?t=157) considering other IRL signals received in that general direction, Output is mostly speech, though there is late ...
by KPC850
29 May 2018 15:22
Forum: News
Topic: 105.2 Ireland
Replies: 10
Views: 1420

Re: 105.2 Ireland

Andrew, the PI code 224A was on 106.7 Cork.

BTW
Next weekend (until and including Monday) is the last weekend of 8radio on FM until later in the year
by KPC850
29 May 2018 15:20
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Es 29/05/18
Replies: 2
Views: 293

Re: Es 29/05/18

Had a quick tune around car radio near Cork city Ireland around 3PM today: Of these only 107.0 KISSKISS was good enough for RDS name to display signals had slow rather than rapid fades 88.7 France Culture 90.7 French 92.4 French 100.4 French (// 234kHz LW with lag) so RTL 103.6 French 107.0 KISSKISS...
by KPC850
12 May 2018 08:50
Forum: News
Topic: 105.2 Ireland
Replies: 10
Views: 1420

Re: 105.2 Ireland

Temporary station 8radio.com currently transmitting 3 days a week on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays (until June 4th, and to return on FM later in the year - Sept/Oct) on 105.2 to Dublin and also available in 3 other cities as below: Dublin 105.2FM Cork 106.7FM Limerick 105.5FM Galway 87.7FM RDS: PS=...

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