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by Andrew Webster,Wigan
19 Apr 2018 20:30
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo 19/04/18
Replies: 1
Views: 59

Re: Tropo 19/04/18

Ireland has dropped a bit and can hear a very weak Lille 88.7 but nowt else doing.

Andy
by Andrew Webster,Wigan
19 Apr 2018 17:46
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo 19/04/18
Replies: 1
Views: 59

Tropo 19/04/18

Ireland is up here and Lyric FM 99.6 now coming in fairly weak with odd stronger peaks of course Kippure and Leinster booming in.

Andy
by Andrew Webster,Wigan
19 Apr 2018 17:36
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tuesday 17th April looks good on Hepburn
Replies: 59
Views: 737

Re: Tuesday 17th April looks good on Hepburn

Ireland is up now just the usual TXs at present hopefully it might improve later.

Andy
by Andrew Webster,Wigan
19 Apr 2018 11:11
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tuesday 17th April looks good on Hepburn
Replies: 59
Views: 737

Re: Tuesday 17th April looks good on Hepburn

Nothing doing here total rubbish which is making me think why I am I doing a hobby that consists of sitting waiting for DX that doesn't come that is the future non of this rubbish back in the 80s (goes of looking for that time machine) nah not found it yet.

Andy
by Andrew Webster,Wigan
18 Apr 2018 20:20
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tuesday 17th April looks good on Hepburn
Replies: 59
Views: 737

Re: Tuesday 17th April looks good on Hepburn

Zilch happening up here very disappointing but not surprised with the way conditions have been in the past year.

Andy
by Andrew Webster,Wigan
16 Apr 2018 16:10
Forum: Television
Topic: TV-DXing with SDR# - a "doh" moment
Replies: 15
Views: 258

Re: TV-DXing with SDR# - a "doh" moment

Bush and Murphy TVs where good for dxing but the weak point was the line output transformers in them they used to fail quite often. I had a 19" Philips 210 and two 19" Thorn 1400 portables the latter having indestructible line transformers the Philips were known to have weak transformers but mine wa...
by Andrew Webster,Wigan
13 Apr 2018 12:27
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tuesday 17th April looks good on Hepburn
Replies: 59
Views: 737

Re: Tuesday 17th April looks good on Hepburn

I wonder if the 5C temperatures of the North Sea will be helping this along? Remember 2013 anyone? Some of the best tropo I have known and this also followed a cold and extended winter with the North Sea temperatures being below average. Aye 08/07/2013 mega tropo to Germany when my band went from E...
by Andrew Webster,Wigan
05 Apr 2018 18:08
Forum: EMC (Interference) Issues
Topic: Interference sources - an update (and a puzzle)
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: Interference sources - an update (and a puzzle)

Looks like you have been through the mill David with QRM problems and hope you can sort it. Here's a banghead moment ever since I used RTL dongle for band 1 6 years ago I have suffered plenty lines on waterfall then the other week I used a different USB lead and then lines gone and could not believe...
by Andrew Webster,Wigan
05 Apr 2018 17:35
Forum: Pirate Radio
Topic: West London 21-22nd march 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 266

Re: West London 21-22nd march 2018

I bought some cheap £8 cordless headphones and they use 86.0 but don't affect band 2 in any way maybe it was similar that Zach received.

Andy
by Andrew Webster,Wigan
03 Apr 2018 10:37
Forum: Pirate Radio
Topic: 87.5
Replies: 8
Views: 290

Re: 87.5

I did hear Club type music on 87.5 on Sunday night on my vertical FM 5 beaming South MAR was also on 87.5 at the same time but they were using the Liverpool TX that weekend.

Andy
by Andrew Webster,Wigan
02 Apr 2018 18:19
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tiangong Scatter?
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Re: Tiangong Scatter?

I was looking at that site last night but kept getting cut off times varied but took 15-20 mins to get back on.

Andy
by Andrew Webster,Wigan
01 Apr 2018 21:14
Forum: News
Topic: 87.9 // 87.7 Religious pirate or RSL, west Midlands
Replies: 16
Views: 273

Re: 87.9 // 87.7 Religious pirate or RSL, west Midlands

Hope FM 87.7 back on air doh!

Andy
by Andrew Webster,Wigan
01 Apr 2018 20:11
Forum: News
Topic: 87.9 // 87.7 Religious pirate or RSL, west Midlands
Replies: 16
Views: 273

Re: 87.9 // 87.7 Religious pirate or RSL, west Midlands

Hope FM 87.7 has gone off air now leaving a weak distorted pirate playing oldies.

Andy
by Andrew Webster,Wigan
31 Mar 2018 21:49
Forum: News
Topic: 87.9 // 87.7 Religious pirate or RSL, west Midlands
Replies: 16
Views: 273

Re: 87.9 // 87.7 Religious pirate or RSL, west Midlands

Ah Ramadan at least it's earlier every year so not falling in the middle of the season now a pain all the same though.

Andy
by Andrew Webster,Wigan
31 Mar 2018 16:44
Forum: News
Topic: 87.9 // 87.7 Religious pirate or RSL, west Midlands
Replies: 16
Views: 273

Re: 87.9 // 87.7 Religious pirate or RSL, west Midlands

Ah might be a month job after all as their Facebook page says starting on 01/04/18 oh well there 's no DX anyway but this only affected vertical.

Andy
by Andrew Webster,Wigan
31 Mar 2018 15:18
Forum: News
Topic: 87.9 // 87.7 Religious pirate or RSL, west Midlands
Replies: 16
Views: 273

Re: 87.9 // 87.7 Religious pirate or RSL, west Midlands

Ah right thanks John I think that shops how much I know about religion probably learned that at school but that was a long time ago.

Thanks Chris was going to look at their website but forgot :lol: anyway looks like a one day job.

Andy
by Andrew Webster,Wigan
31 Mar 2018 11:33
Forum: News
Topic: 87.9 // 87.7 Religious pirate or RSL, west Midlands
Replies: 16
Views: 273

Re: 87.9 // 87.7 Religious pirate or RSL, west Midlands

Just put radios on this morning and there was Hope FM 87.7 with RDS C595 going on about the Sabbath hmm I thought that's tomorrow cock then it went off air looks like I have that to look forward to tomorrow but no RSL listings on Ofcons page. MAR on air 87.5 from the Liverpool TX and a weak pirate o...
by Andrew Webster,Wigan
22 Mar 2018 17:16
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo northern France
Replies: 7
Views: 288

Re: Tropo northern France

Ireland was up a bit this morning but soon dropped down due to the weather front moving in from the West.

Ooh edit:can hear France Musique,Lille 88.7.

Andy
by Andrew Webster,Wigan
18 Mar 2018 19:44
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: Central Heating Boiler - fix frozen pipe.
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: Central Heating Boiler - fix frozen pipe.

Noticed ice at bottom of condensate pipe again so I said (oh no you don't ) so poured warm water on it sorted!

Lots of drain pipes also frozen around here again like last cold spell.

Andy
by Andrew Webster,Wigan
18 Mar 2018 19:40
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: Somebody has got to do it! (Snow)
Replies: 28
Views: 486

Re: Somebody has got to do it! (Snow)

Well just a few snow showers here in past few days but non of it stuck just got blown somewhere so we got away with it again thank god :lol:

Andy

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