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by John Faulkner, Skegness
17 Sep 2021 11:01
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Barry Davies. RIP
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Barry Davies. RIP

I've just returned home after a short break to read the sad news about Barry Davies. I am shocked and deeply saddened. I was unaware that Barry had spent some time in hospital after contracting the corona virus. Apparently, he had begun to improve but his condition had worsened again. I first met Ba...
by John Faulkner, Skegness
06 Sep 2021 10:23
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: DX Tip 1340 kHz
Replies: 9
Views: 837

Re: DX Tip 1340 kHz

If that were the only problem I had. You should try my life. If I don't kill somebody this week it will be a miracle. All aerials are down at the moment. North American conditions are shit. Don't ask me why (I doubt anybody will concern themselves over that one.) but that's one of the mysteries of t...
by John Faulkner, Skegness
04 Sep 2021 12:05
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: Email Problems
Replies: 0
Views: 66

Email Problems

I use Thunderbird to organise my emails. Each email address I own has it's own 'Rules' and all messages are sorted into their respective folders. It works really well. Until ... Every now and again, something changes, and I presume it's my providers, Ionos. This morning, all my emails went into the ...
by John Faulkner, Skegness
04 Sep 2021 11:57
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: FMList limited functionality
Replies: 20
Views: 1368

Re: FMList limited functionality

Such a shame. I realise the value of this amazing service Gunter provides ... but even more so with this outage. There was an excellent German tropo in place when I arrived back at the farm yesterday. I had to ignore it, switching off the receiver. It wasn't the same not being able to quickly find /...
by John Faulkner, Skegness
04 Sep 2021 11:53
Forum: Antennas
Topic: Planning Permission issue
Replies: 14
Views: 979

Re: Planning Permission issue

OK. Just a thought. Good to hear anyway.
by John Faulkner, Skegness
03 Sep 2021 15:12
Forum: DX Alerts (FM)
Topic: Denmark starting to appear
Replies: 24
Views: 720

Re: Denmark starting to appear

My mistake. I sometimes get them confused. Thanks PFM.
by John Faulkner, Skegness
03 Sep 2021 11:40
Forum: Antennas
Topic: Planning Permission issue
Replies: 14
Views: 979

Re: Planning Permission issue

Is this the Triax FM8? You're better with an FM5 if you have the slanted reflector supports. They totally mess up the antenna. We did some in-depth analysis on the FM8. It's was found to be 'all over the place', to use the technical term.
by John Faulkner, Skegness
03 Sep 2021 10:02
Forum: DX Alerts (FM)
Topic: Poland Tropo to UK Midlands 3/9/21
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Re: Poland Tropo to UK Midlands 3/9/21

Thanks for this Chris. Again, true to my usual lethargic self, I have only just turned on the receiver and I have a very weak Szczecin on 92.0 as per their web stream.
by John Faulkner, Skegness
02 Sep 2021 23:01
Forum: DX Alerts (FM)
Topic: Denmark starting to appear
Replies: 24
Views: 720

Re: Denmark starting to appear

I've got another classical station on 93.6 now. It's not Germany or Sweden. Puzzled.

Edit: It *IS* Sweden. SR P2 from Varberg. Their internet delay is HUGE.
by John Faulkner, Skegness
02 Sep 2021 22:46
Forum: DX Alerts (FM)
Topic: Denmark starting to appear
Replies: 24
Views: 720

Re: Denmark starting to appear

... no, it's not. I can't find a parallel.

Edit ... It's DR P2 from Alborg. Their website was giving me the audio for DR P1. It's a shared transmitter.
by John Faulkner, Skegness
02 Sep 2021 22:42
Forum: DX Alerts (FM)
Topic: Denmark starting to appear
Replies: 24
Views: 720

Re: Denmark starting to appear

Maybe WDR2 from Kleve, Catherine?
by John Faulkner, Skegness
02 Sep 2021 22:37
Forum: DX Alerts (FM)
Topic: Denmark starting to appear
Replies: 24
Views: 720

Re: Denmark starting to appear

Another one for the south, Nick. Just Germany here. Brocken area and Schleswig-Holstein. An unusual combination! Some Danish too. All quite weak.
by John Faulkner, Skegness
02 Sep 2021 03:23
Forum: DX Alerts (FM)
Topic: Denmark starting to appear
Replies: 24
Views: 720

Re: Denmark starting to appear

That's how it sometimes goes. At least it gives us a good idea of whether something might happen. I find F5LEN is more accurate. http://tropo.f5len.org/forecasts-for-europe/
by John Faulkner, Skegness
01 Sep 2021 22:44
Forum: DX Alerts (FM)
Topic: Denmark starting to appear
Replies: 24
Views: 720

Re: Denmark starting to appear

Good question. It's cold, drizzly and a little on the windy side here. (I have forgotten what the sun looks like.) The DX has also drizzled out this evening. I was really expecting a good Danish opening, possibly running into Sweden. Where is it? There are just a few bits and pieces of Denmark, nort...
by John Faulkner, Skegness
01 Sep 2021 10:17
Forum: DX Alerts (FM)
Topic: Denmark starting to appear
Replies: 24
Views: 720

Re: Denmark starting to appear

Thank you David. I never thought to check. Denmark just reaching RDS on a few frequencies.
by John Faulkner, Skegness
31 Aug 2021 15:53
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: CBS News on 1500 kHz
Replies: 2
Views: 192

Re: CBS News on 1500 kHz

Yes they do Peter. I wasn't sure so I just checked. As it happens, I could barely hear them this morning because Radio Santa Rosa from Peru was squashing them flat at 05:00!
by John Faulkner, Skegness
30 Aug 2021 09:41
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: Unknown carrier 1540.193-4
Replies: 0
Views: 190

Unknown carrier 1540.193-4

Received this morning. No audio, but creating a nasty low het with others on 1540.

There is a small drift upwards on this one too. Does anybody know who this is?
by John Faulkner, Skegness
30 Aug 2021 09:34
Forum: Antennas
Topic: Planning Permission issue
Replies: 14
Views: 979

Re: Planning Permission issue

Yes, awkward officials - and strict local policies, the kind Housing Associations can impose. These people can create their own rules which can be completely different to any other local council's rules. The thing is, nobody would ever refuse permission to erect a TV antenna. The same should apply t...
by John Faulkner, Skegness
29 Aug 2021 18:03
Forum: DX Alerts (FM)
Topic: Tropo NL
Replies: 8
Views: 636

Re: Tropo NL

That would affect things on a larger scale EAUK. Not locally to a particular area like mine.

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