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by Nick Gilly
24 Sep 2017 10:23
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Spain tropo
Replies: 0
Views: 77

Spain tropo

Euskadi Irratia on 87.7, weak.
by Nick Gilly
23 Sep 2017 12:21
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo France 23/09/17
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Re: Tropo France 23/09/17

It's been looking lifty here since yesterday but nothing to write home about as yet. High pressure is set to dominate the SE for the next few days so fingers crossed it improves.
by Nick Gilly
20 Sep 2017 16:23
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Spain tropo 105.0
Replies: 0
Views: 107

Spain tropo 105.0

As above, managing to get past the neighbour's noise-machine.
by Nick Gilly
13 Sep 2017 20:57
Forum: Receivers
Topic: Could this be the next "Must Have" FM DX receiver?
Replies: 9
Views: 1027

Re: Could this be the next "Must Have" FM DX receiver?

The way the capture ratio is described on that car radio is the same on the RBRX Encore receiver. It has a tendency to flip back and forth between two contesting signals which can be a bit disconcerting if there is noise/QRM on the channel. It's certainly sharper than the XDR. Maybe it has the same ...
by Nick Gilly
08 Sep 2017 19:28
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: *** AURORA - NOW! ***
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Re: *** AURORA - NOW! ***

It is a bit distorted, like it's overmodulating, but it's clear enough to easily hear what music is being played when it peaks.

Not sure if it's AuEs as the fading happens over minutes rather than seconds.
by Nick Gilly
08 Sep 2017 19:11
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: *** AURORA - NOW! ***
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Re: *** AURORA - NOW! ***

Hi Maciek and thanks. Yes I do have a couple of recordings but there's no speech on them. I'm not sure when I'll have a chance to upload it. It depends if any more comes in tonight.

If this really was Au propagation then it's the first time I've heard it since March 1989.
by Nick Gilly
08 Sep 2017 18:53
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: *** AURORA - NOW! ***
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Re: *** AURORA - NOW! ***

Even darn sarf I've heard rock music on 89.2 which was in for several minutes about an hour ago, and more recently something on 89.3 peaking NE/NNE playing back-to-back soft pops, not Radio 2.
by Nick Gilly
07 Sep 2017 00:17
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: Unid 90 Mhz French ears needed
Replies: 28
Views: 431

Re: Unid 90 Mhz French ears needed

87,5 "ARAB" 20-06-17 Libya No, I think this is splatter from Radio Tataouine in Tunisia. It's clearly off-channel and the Libyan on 87.5 has only ever had Quranic prayers and recitations whenever I've heard it, not music. This was also around the same time a suspected Tunisian was heard on 89.2 here.
by Nick Gilly
03 Sep 2017 12:33
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Es Morocco
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Re: Es Morocco

Still going on here but reduced in intensity. It was reaching the top of the band with plenty of signals from Morocco and Spain.

The season refuses to give up just yet!
by Nick Gilly
03 Sep 2017 11:38
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Es Morocco
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Es Morocco

Medina FM now on 87.8.
by Nick Gilly
01 Sep 2017 20:43
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: ALL TIME TOP / BEST FM RADIO or TUNER ?
Replies: 9
Views: 512

Re: ALL TIME TOP / BEST FM RADIO or TUNER ?

For me, I will now have to say that the best FM tuner I've used so far is the most recent addition to the 'shack' (well, living room), the BW Broadcast RBRX Encore. It has superior audio quality and reception capabilities to the Sony XDR-F1HD. Using the narrowest 56 kHz filter to extract weak DX 100...
by Nick Gilly
31 Aug 2017 21:43
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Es 31/08/17
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: Es 31/08/17

Here I've heard Poland, Sweden and Finland, as well as a few UNIDs. Completely mad at this time of the evening on the last day of August!
by Nick Gilly
27 Aug 2017 11:34
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: 101.7 Jingle ID from June 18th
Replies: 4
Views: 73

Re: 101.7 Jingle ID from June 18th

Radio ONT, Minsk, BLR (and yes this is before I spotted the comment on the video).
by Nick Gilly
26 Aug 2017 14:00
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo Spain
Replies: 0
Views: 73

Tropo Spain

RNE 5 is in with slow QSB 105.0, weak so far. Euskadi Irratia was heard on 88.9 this morning.
by Nick Gilly
23 Aug 2017 16:32
Forum: Logbook
Topic: Logged at Barravakeen Clonmel
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Re: Logged at Barravakeen Clonmel

Wow! That's so stable it sounds like tropo. Fantastic reception John.
by Nick Gilly
23 Aug 2017 06:47
Forum: Logbook
Topic: Logged at Barravakeen Clonmel
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Re: Logged at Barravakeen Clonmel

Hi John.

Your Box audio link doesn't work. Copying the 'Share' link should do it,
by Nick Gilly
21 Aug 2017 17:47
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Es Turkey
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Re: Es Turkey

Hi David. You can log 87.8 as Diyanet Kuran Radyo, as the ID turned up on my recording at 55 secs: https://app.box.com/s/xhr1l9qb43vrmrq4fgqlvd2a284lywq5 I've also logged it as Çanakkale, at 2466 km. I suspect this was a long single hop rather than double-hop. The most consistent signal during this ...
by Nick Gilly
20 Aug 2017 18:03
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Es Turkey
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Es Turkey

87.8, not sure who.
by Nick Gilly
20 Aug 2017 12:26
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: Malta ? - 88.7
Replies: 6
Views: 110

Re: Malta ? - 88.7

I would log it Simon. It sounds like 'Kunzo' was said after 'Live at La Grotta' but I could be wrong.

Conditions are definitely going down that way as in the last 10 or 15 minutes I have had Libya on & off on 87.5, even reaching RDS levels briefly.

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