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by Nick Gilly
18 May 2019 12:27
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: ES 03/05/2019. Is the beginning of the Sporadic-e?
Replies: 48
Views: 1108

Re: ES 03/05/2019. Is the beginning of the Sporadic-e?

And yet 2017, with the lowest number on that list, turned out to be an excellent season, mainly because June that year was so spectacular. I wouldn't mind another season like that ;)
by Nick Gilly
12 May 2019 14:56
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Es OIRT 12/05/2019
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Re: Es OIRT 12/05/2019

No idea about OIRT but I had a burst of Italian Es at the bottom of the band a few minutes ago. It lasted less than 30 seconds but a PI code of 53D3 on 87.6 confirms a log of Radio Potenza Centrale.
by Nick Gilly
06 May 2019 13:32
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: e skip! 1129 6/5
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: e skip! 1129 6/5

Very likely MS from the Eta Aquarids meteor shower.
by Nick Gilly
04 May 2019 10:51
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo building? 30.04.2019
Replies: 17
Views: 676

Re: Tropo building? 30.04.2019

Here you go, Tropo Buildings

:)
by Nick Gilly
04 May 2019 08:50
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: ES 03/05/2019. Is the beginning of the Sporadic-e?
Replies: 48
Views: 1108

Re: ES 03/05/2019. Is the beginning of the Sporadic-e?

Look out for RDS on Radio Laghouat on 87.6. It's been added since last year.
by Nick Gilly
01 May 2019 17:39
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: ES 1-5-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 285

Re: ES 1-5-2019

Sounds like Chaîne Inter from Morocco to me.
by Nick Gilly
01 May 2019 15:54
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello everyone.
Replies: 9
Views: 317

Re: Hello everyone.

Welcome to the forum :) I look forward to your logs as the Es season gets going.
by Nick Gilly
01 May 2019 15:51
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo building? 30.04.2019
Replies: 17
Views: 676

Re: Tropo building? 30.04.2019

Some short-range tropo last night & this morning e.g. Cherbourg on 100.7 with full RDS, but nothing to write home about.

Looks like we will be relying on E-skip for our FM DX fix for the forseeable future as the weather is entering a cool and changeable phase.
by Nick Gilly
24 Apr 2019 19:06
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Es 24/04/19
Replies: 8
Views: 421

Re: Es 24/04/19

90.2 Chaîne 1 logged in the last few minutes
by Nick Gilly
24 Apr 2019 18:59
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Es 24/04/19
Replies: 8
Views: 421

Re: Es 24/04/19

A couple more recent logs with confirmed IDs:

87.8 Radio Gafsa (TUN) Kebili=Qibili 2116 km
88.8 Radio Annaba M'cid 1810 km
by Nick Gilly
24 Apr 2019 18:46
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Es 24/04/19
Replies: 8
Views: 421

Re: Es 24/04/19

Algeria just faded out on 87.9 after several minutes.
by Nick Gilly
24 Apr 2019 18:14
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Es 24/04/19
Replies: 8
Views: 421

Re: Es 24/04/19

A presumed Algerian tease on 87.8 a few minutes ago, probably Chaîne 1.
by Nick Gilly
23 Apr 2019 18:07
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: Hate speech on media in your country?
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: Hate speech on media in your country?

For those who would make excuses for the behaviour that AMDXHUN describes, then I think this quote from author Michael Rosen is apt: I sometimes fear that people think that fascism arrives in fancy dress worn by grotesques and monsters as played out in endless re-runs of the Nazis. Fascism arrives a...
by Nick Gilly
20 Apr 2019 08:18
Forum: News
Topic: New Community Station In London
Replies: 15
Views: 1104

Re: New Community Station In London

Maritime Radio is just about making it in here this morning due to a tropo enhancement. It's very weak though and I have to use 56 kHz bandwidth to minimise splatter from semi-local Eagle Radio on 96.4. It's playing Pink Floyd tracks with long periods of silence between. Edit: it's the same Pink Flo...
by Nick Gilly
18 Apr 2019 21:42
Forum: SDR Receivers
Topic: Winradio excalibur sigma 64mhz recording £6200/
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Re: Winradio excalibur sigma 64mhz recording £6200/

Well, yes, but that was only because I came in to a bit of money.

I didn't realise Winradio made such high-end expensive products. I seem to remember they got regularly reviewed in their early days in Shortwave Magazine, and I got the impression that Winradio was affordable back then.
by Nick Gilly
01 Apr 2019 21:23
Forum: Receivers
Topic: My new DSP portable is on the way
Replies: 36
Views: 1667

Re: My new DSP portable is on the way

OK thanks Peter. The R-108 looked like it had exactly the same layout as the XHData, but if the XHData has RDS then it looks like it's worth a go.

Does the Tecsun you chose have RDS?
by Nick Gilly
01 Apr 2019 18:18
Forum: Receivers
Topic: My new DSP portable is on the way
Replies: 36
Views: 1667

Re: My new DSP portable is on the way

Isn't the Radiowow R-108 a rebadged XHData? That's what it appeared to be on investigating. If it's cheaper than the XHData...
by Nick Gilly
30 Mar 2019 08:52
Forum: Receivers
Topic: My new DSP portable is on the way
Replies: 36
Views: 1667

Re: My new DSP portable is on the way

OK I'll play. I'd probably go for the Radiowow R-108. It looks like a re-badged XHDATA D-808 but looks cheaper. If so, then the FM reception should be very good. It looks like it has an AM bandwidth button which should be good for MW DX. I'm tempted to get one myself for taking away with me on holid...
by Nick Gilly
29 Mar 2019 17:36
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: 29/3/19 lift condx
Replies: 25
Views: 1364

Re: 29/3/19 lift condx

Tropo has been minimal here too, with just a bit of an enhancement on the cross-Channel regulars over the last couple of days. Certainly nothing to get excited about.

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