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by John Faulkner, Skegness
20 Apr 2019 14:22
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: SDR Console and RDS logging - coming soon.
Replies: 13
Views: 522

Re: SDR Console and RDS logging - coming soon.

So doesn't the new Console software scan the band and auto-log files?
by John Faulkner, Skegness
20 Apr 2019 12:14
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: 103.4 New UK Station Testing?
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: 103.4 New UK Station Testing?

Thanks Tim. Definitely a blank carrier. Then I am wondering if the audio disappeared from The Beach, temporarily. That would explain things. I rotated the antenna inland (From its fairly typical south-easterly resting place>) and received Hallam with C5B0. By the time I had rotated back to the east,...
by John Faulkner, Skegness
20 Apr 2019 08:08
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: 103.4 New UK Station Testing?
Replies: 2
Views: 81

103.4 New UK Station Testing?

Just having a morning tune around band 2 and I came across a blank carrier on 103.4. I didn't note the RDS details at the time as I was more concerned with rotating the antenna to try to peak the signal, so this is from memory. The PI was (probably) C5B6 and the partial PS I saw was something like "...
by John Faulkner, Skegness
19 Apr 2019 20:34
Forum: SDR Receivers
Topic: Elad FDM-S2 actual freq range
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Elad FDM-S2 actual freq range

Interesting. I have never explored this on the FDM-S2. I guess most SDRs will tune outside their stated range to some degree.
by John Faulkner, Skegness
19 Apr 2019 20:32
Forum: Receivers
Topic: Elad FDM-S3
Replies: 14
Views: 1311

Re: Elad FDM-S3

Ah! That makes sense. I thought it was an actual thing.
by John Faulkner, Skegness
19 Apr 2019 20:31
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Es on 15 and 10m
Replies: 14
Views: 515

Re: Es on 15 and 10m

If only I could. Would be great to stick some metal up in the air. One day soon. Will give you a call one day soon. Just need to get bank holiday out of the way.
by John Faulkner, Skegness
18 Apr 2019 18:49
Forum: Receivers
Topic: Elad FDM-S3
Replies: 14
Views: 1311

Re: Elad FDM-S3

What is vappourwarer? (I tried to correct that several times but I had to give up as it would not correct.)
by John Faulkner, Skegness
18 Apr 2019 11:32
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Es on 15 and 10m
Replies: 14
Views: 515

Re: Es on 15 and 10m

That's how I have always understood it too, Stuart. Don't the maps show Es starting way down at 14 MHz? I'm sure I've seen this many times.
by John Faulkner, Skegness
18 Apr 2019 11:28
Forum: John Faulkner, Skegness
Topic: Skegness Log: 2016-08-02 (Es: TUR Baltics Balkans, etc.)
Replies: 2
Views: 446

Re: Skegness Log: 2016-08-02 (Es: TUR Baltics Balkans, etc.)

Hello Rolands.

Thank you very much for this. I'm a little slow to update my log at the moment as I am so busy lately, but will do this as soon as I can.

Good DX!
by John Faulkner, Skegness
18 Apr 2019 11:26
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: DX Tip - 18/4
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: DX Tip - 18/4

Thanks Simon. My antenna is not actually down, but I haven't recorded for a few nights. I will probably be out of it now until the end of July.
by John Faulkner, Skegness
18 Apr 2019 11:25
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Es on 15 and 10m
Replies: 14
Views: 515

Re: Es on 15 and 10m

It's like tropo. I had tropo on 27 MHz once. There will be a theoretical upper and lower limit, but extreme circumstances can bring about surprises. Look at our near 1000 km tropo/aircraft scatter. 800 km is supposed to be the absolute max.
by John Faulkner, Skegness
12 Apr 2019 14:24
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: holidaying in Holyhead 6/19
Replies: 10
Views: 419

Re: holidaying in Holyhead 6/19

No. But maybe one of the other members of the team did. In particular, Mark Hattam, if he reads this board may remember more than I. The trip was a medium wave DXpedition. I went on two of those trip. David Hyams, Steve Whitt, William Davies were other DXpeditioners. Apologies if I forgot any others.
by John Faulkner, Skegness
12 Apr 2019 12:47
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: SDR Console and RDS logging - coming soon.
Replies: 13
Views: 522

Re: SDR Console and RDS logging - coming soon.

Thanks. If you remember, I ran more than 30 VFOs a couple of years ago, just to test my system, and everything help up very well indeed. I like Console. The problem for me was that I was more used to using the FDM-SW2 software, so I didn't really give Console the attention it deserved. I have little...
by John Faulkner, Skegness
12 Apr 2019 11:27
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: SDR Console and RDS logging - coming soon.
Replies: 13
Views: 522

Re: SDR Console and RDS logging - coming soon.

Wow! FANTASTIC news Jim. Thanks for posting.

Definitely one I will be investigating when I have more time.

Gosh! I your daughter nearly 2 already? Another wow!
by John Faulkner, Skegness
12 Apr 2019 10:35
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: What is radio like around Tenby?
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Re: What is radio like around Tenby?

Thanks Tim, I had a look but couldn't get it either.

Depending on the time of year, I would expect more from Brittany if you can get a bit of altitude.
by John Faulkner, Skegness
12 Apr 2019 10:33
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: dx tip 12/4/19
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: dx tip 12/4/19

Thanks David.

Not got that here. Everything was on a fade at 02:00, but I have a US English woman talk station at .9965, peaking around 01:45. There were also at least half a dozen other stations on 1490 with audio. All of them a struggle.
by John Faulkner, Skegness
11 Apr 2019 12:41
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: 1490 Possible ID
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: 1490 Possible ID

Thanks Gerard. This is an unusual offset. Thought I would give this a try, a kind of last fling for this season, as I will be taking down my flag in the next few days for the summer.
by John Faulkner, Skegness
11 Apr 2019 12:15
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: Can this be Rebelde at 620
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: Can this be Rebelde at 620

Nice one.

Amazing how we had different reception. 710 was CKVO/WOR, 670 had a very weak talker, nothing like what you heard, 1180 was probably WHAM or something else, too weak to study.
by John Faulkner, Skegness
11 Apr 2019 11:22
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: 1490 Possible ID
Replies: 2
Views: 127

1490 Possible ID

There is a station which comes up solo on 1489.6660 and has an announcement or two, possibly with an ID. Check from 04:45:4+. I think it's English, but not absolutely certain. This is better in LSB here, which is the ore splattery sideband at my location.

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