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by John Faulkner, Skegness
06 Dec 2018 17:23
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: i am an idiot
Replies: 9
Views: 295

Re: i am an idiot

It's the smaller files which can be retrieved. Large files such as SDR recordings get overwritten far too easily. I have rarely been able to recover an SDR file, unless I have just deleted it. "Recuva" is the programme I use.
by John Faulkner, Skegness
06 Dec 2018 12:05
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: i am an idiot
Replies: 9
Views: 295

Re: i am an idiot

David, I do the very same things and not just once lately.

I have hung on to my recordings from the excellent conditions on November 1st so I can make some videos o the exotic stuff, but I still haven't found time to go through everything.

What day is it? :lol:
by John Faulkner, Skegness
05 Dec 2018 12:08
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: 1470 - 0500 sign off
Replies: 16
Views: 389

Re: 1470 - 0500 sign off

http://www.myradiobase.de/mediumwave/mwoffset.txt This is/was the old MW Offsets list. It's out of date now with the most recent update being from 2015. There were a lot of updates in 2014, then it dried up. A shame. Such a list needs keeping constantly up-to-date. But search through for BBC transmi...
by John Faulkner, Skegness
05 Dec 2018 12:05
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: 1470 - 0500 sign off
Replies: 16
Views: 389

Re: 1470 - 0500 sign off

In fact, jumping ahead slightly, there might be something new on the horizon regarding offsets which I cannot tell you much about just yet as it's still in the planning stages. More soon I hope.
by John Faulkner, Skegness
05 Dec 2018 12:04
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: 1470 - 0500 sign off
Replies: 16
Views: 389

Re: 1470 - 0500 sign off

It is common knowledge (although not in most UK households!) that certain BBC transmitters are locked. I forget where I saw this but I have seen 1485 in such a list. Maybe it was the MW Offsets Yahoo group. I cannot remember, but I have always understood it to be reliable. I was surprised to find th...
by John Faulkner, Skegness
05 Dec 2018 10:59
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: dx tip 4/12
Replies: 6
Views: 207

Re: dx tip 4/12

Thanks David. I don't have it after all. Appreciate your help here.
by John Faulkner, Skegness
04 Dec 2018 23:28
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Korea!
Replies: 7
Views: 397

Re: Korea!

Agreed. It looks grim for a few days. Solar wind is has been on the increase for the last two or four days at least. There's a brief forecast for quiet conditions on the 5th and 6th December (See http://www.solen.info/solar/ ) but then the forecast contradicts itself by stating that CH898, a recurre...
by John Faulkner, Skegness
04 Dec 2018 17:30
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: 1470 - 0500 sign off
Replies: 16
Views: 389

Re: 1470 - 0500 sign off

autoscan.jpg This is AUTOSCAN. One of several scanning apps in Jaguar. Click "S" (lower left of screen) Select AUTOSCAN and the hours you want it to scan, plus the speed. I use a speed of "10" which my computer can handle. It can just about manage "8" but either complains or frequencies at the top ...
by John Faulkner, Skegness
04 Dec 2018 14:13
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: 1470 - 0500 sign off
Replies: 16
Views: 389

Re: 1470 - 0500 sign off

The only video of WWBG I have is this one: https://youtu.be/phEyUlAM60M
by John Faulkner, Skegness
04 Dec 2018 13:46
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: 1470 - 0500 sign off
Replies: 16
Views: 389

Re: 1470 - 0500 sign off

I used BBC Merseyside to calibrate against, if of interest. Very clearly we have the same signal at .003.
by John Faulkner, Skegness
04 Dec 2018 13:45
Forum: Television
Topic: RUS Analogue TV Shutdown Started
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Re: RUS Analogue TV Shutdown Started

It was good while it lasted.

I haven't done TV DX for a few years. I loved to detect the carriers with my Icom PCR1000, fed through to SpectrumLab. Happy memories. Sadly now gone. :(
by John Faulkner, Skegness
04 Dec 2018 13:26
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: 1470 - 0500 sign off
Replies: 16
Views: 389

Re: 1470 - 0500 sign off

Grab 1470 04-12-18.jpg
I have a suspicion this is WWBG Greensboro NC. The offset is right and I am sure this is Spanish with a bit of English thrown in near the top of the hour.

What do you think?

https://app.box.com/s/wxhood0nszrnj4quhtok2whg8p7ywxy0
by John Faulkner, Skegness
04 Dec 2018 11:28
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: dx tip 4/12
Replies: 6
Views: 207

Re: dx tip 4/12

Nice one David! :) That deserves a celebration. Don't worry if you don't do it. What I have here is so borderline. I can only hear something *resembling* CW.
by John Faulkner, Skegness
04 Dec 2018 11:03
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: dx tip 4/12
Replies: 6
Views: 207

Re: dx tip 4/12

Do you have a recording David? I think I can hear it, just.
by John Faulkner, Skegness
04 Dec 2018 11:01
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: 1470 - 0500 sign off
Replies: 16
Views: 389

Re: 1470 - 0500 sign off

I presume you mean 1470? Too weak here. Sorry. I hear an OM ID at exactly 04:53:45. Sign off at 05:03:54. Is that a blank carrier before sign-off?
by John Faulkner, Skegness
03 Dec 2018 21:59
Forum: Television
Topic: Can't Receive Anything
Replies: 17
Views: 507

Re: Can't Receive Anything

I had never heard of Ariana Grande until last year and that dreadful day in Manchester. But I detest the pop charts with a passion.
by John Faulkner, Skegness
03 Dec 2018 19:23
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: KBRW survives the current disturbance!
Replies: 0
Views: 87

KBRW survives the current disturbance!

The solar forecast on solen.info has been a bit 'off' over the last few days. i.e. quiet when forecast to be disturbed, and vice versa, but KBRW has been audible no matter what. Solar wind has further increased today and KBRW is still there! Reception peaked at 14:00, 16:35-17:and is giving it anoth...
by John Faulkner, Skegness
02 Dec 2018 20:26
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: 900 kHz from EU (I suppose !)
Replies: 9
Views: 196

Re: 900 kHz from EU (I suppose !)

Sorry. No sign of those songs here. :(
by John Faulkner, Skegness
02 Dec 2018 17:40
Forum: Television
Topic: Can't Receive Anything
Replies: 17
Views: 507

Re: Can't Receive Anything

I like side lobes as well as a good front to back ratio. Gives me much more of a personal enhancement. (Nicely avoids bringing the word "erection" into things. Phew!) No need for a pre-amp I suspect. The results should be very satisfying without. I wonder if there is a way I can give this a thorough...
by John Faulkner, Skegness
02 Dec 2018 10:47
Forum: Television
Topic: Can't Receive Anything
Replies: 17
Views: 507

Re: Can't Receive Anything

Nah. Way too skinny.

nothing-to-do-with-radio.jpg

Now you're talking! 8-) :roll:

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