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by John Faulkner, Skegness
24 May 2018 20:05
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: Closure of AuroraWatch UK email alert system
Replies: 0
Views: 30

Closure of AuroraWatch UK email alert system

Good! It won't be missed. The most useless waste of time ever! Dear AuroraWatch UK subscriber, It’s with great sadness that we are going to have to close the AuroraWatch UK email alert system with immediate effect. This doesn’t mean that we’re shutting down AuroraWatch, it’s just that we won’t be se...
by John Faulkner, Skegness
24 May 2018 11:33
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi from North London
Replies: 17
Views: 184

Re: Hi from North London

After looking at all those test cards, I came across this. A genius I had completely forgotten about.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3QRyjtDjOk
by John Faulkner, Skegness
24 May 2018 09:45
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: 2017 Es Season Off To A Hopeless Start
Replies: 31
Views: 1677

Re: 2018 Es Season Off To A Hopeless Start

I was of the understanding that this season was off to a GOOD start. There have already been several days of Es activity. Compare with some previous seasons. I have even noted Balkan activity myself on two occasions, but my heart is not fully in it at the moment. I haven't made a single logging. Jus...
by John Faulkner, Skegness
24 May 2018 09:40
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: Going to Skegness in may are there any good FM stations dx places?
Replies: 14
Views: 389

Re: Going to Skegness in may are there any good FM stations dx places?

Well, I would have happily escorted Mr. UK to the best spots I know around here. Yes, he would have been welcomed here. But there you have it, Stuart. Some people never learn. ;)
by John Faulkner, Skegness
23 May 2018 23:22
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: Going to Skegness in may are there any good FM stations dx places?
Replies: 14
Views: 389

Re: Going to Skegness in may are there any good FM stations dx places?

A little bit of tropo inland there. Such a pity the continental tropo didn't get to you. I know it was more directed towards the south and south-east, but I am still amazed you didn't hear Germany or Denmark.
by John Faulkner, Skegness
23 May 2018 23:18
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi from North London
Replies: 17
Views: 184

Re: Hi from North London

I'm sure that you remember things like this - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeUyOVk_wI4 :lol: I do indeed, though I don't know that particular test card. I occasionally reminisce over these kind of things. Some happy memories, vaguely being off school due to illness or something and being able to...
by John Faulkner, Skegness
22 May 2018 22:12
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi from North London
Replies: 17
Views: 184

Re: Hi from North London

:lol: Oh, I shouldn't laugh, but I am in exactly the same boat at 57. Yes - I can remember Ena and Minnie. I don't recall Martha though. I don't think I am losing the plot just yet Arthur, but I can be very forgetful these days. If only they'd bring back the test card and music. (What's breakfast?)
by John Faulkner, Skegness
22 May 2018 19:26
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi from North London
Replies: 17
Views: 184

Re: Hi from North London

Digital Spy has been good to us, feeding a few members to us over the years.

If anybody wants to post about Coronation Street, we have the Off Topic forum. I'm looking forward to Pat Phelan coming back into it. I mean, poor Eileen. Oooh! It's all happening on the Street!
by John Faulkner, Skegness
22 May 2018 07:15
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi from North London
Replies: 17
Views: 184

Re: Hi from North London

Welcome to Skywaves KT! :)
by John Faulkner, Skegness
21 May 2018 09:28
Forum: News
Topic: Absolute ask permission to close MW relays
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Re: Absolute ask permission to close MW relays

1242 Boston/Kirton Drove is still the strongest signal on the band, as usual. I don't think this one is being affected. I doubt it would make any difference if it reduces power. The only good thing about this tx is that it is a proper local without any kind of fading or distortion at night, and so c...
by John Faulkner, Skegness
20 May 2018 01:02
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: Voice to text language translation
Replies: 3
Views: 50

Re: Voice to text language translation

I tried this a few months ago Dave. I didn't get it to do very much, but it did work on common European languages. I hope this system will get better over time.
by John Faulkner, Skegness
19 May 2018 21:13
Forum: Receivers
Topic: Elad FDM-S3
Replies: 4
Views: 82

Re: Elad FDM-S3

Doesn't the overall performance roll off due to the wider bandwidth?
by John Faulkner, Skegness
19 May 2018 21:13
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: Where can I find obsolete laptop drivers?
Replies: 3
Views: 35

Re: Where can I find obsolete laptop drivers?

Does the laptop need a connection to the internet? It doesn't currently have one.
by John Faulkner, Skegness
19 May 2018 21:01
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: Where can I find obsolete laptop drivers?
Replies: 3
Views: 35

Where can I find obsolete laptop drivers?

A friend gave me an old Toshiba Satellite laptop. It's an L500-1XC. I cannot find the drivers for this. Somebody told me that you *can* still get obsolete drivers, but I forgot the name of the site. There are many sites claiming to have the drivers, then they ask you to download their software. Hmm....
by John Faulkner, Skegness
19 May 2018 12:12
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: I wonder what we all look like?
Replies: 26
Views: 392

Re: I wonder what we all look like?

It's all in jest. ;)
pe1etr wrote:
19 May 2018 11:43
Eh I was making it clear that I thought Catherine was the prettiest
by John Faulkner, Skegness
19 May 2018 12:10
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: I wonder what we all look like?
Replies: 26
Views: 392

Re: I wonder what we all look like?

Can I take back what I just said? ( ;) )
by John Faulkner, Skegness
19 May 2018 11:49
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: I wonder what we all look like?
Replies: 26
Views: 392

Re: I wonder what we all look like?

Awww. That's not nice Peter. Where's your mugshot? Are you any prettier?
pe1etr wrote:
19 May 2018 11:43
Certainly the best looking so far.

Edit, Catherine not Nick.
by John Faulkner, Skegness
19 May 2018 11:36
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Danish Tropo!!!!
Replies: 54
Views: 474

Re: Danish Tropo!!!!

I'm really surprised you didn't get anything else. Was this in the post-tropo flat period? You should have had German transmitters too. Perhaps just unlucky timing.
by John Faulkner, Skegness
19 May 2018 10:50
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Danish Tropo!!!!
Replies: 54
Views: 474

Re: Danish Tropo!!!!

Ah! Chapel St Leonards is not Skegness. It's eight miles north of Skegness and t'other side of Ingoldmells, which is also not Skegness, though the holidaymakers say it is. There's a bit of cliff at Chapel, or slightly higher sea defences, whichever way you want to look at it. Very good for the conti...
by John Faulkner, Skegness
19 May 2018 10:39
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Danish Tropo!!!!
Replies: 54
Views: 474

Re: Danish Tropo!!!!

That's Radio NL from Rotterdam. 18 kW. A pest here.

I don't recognise that part of the beach as being in Skegness. Where were you? Chapel St Leonards?

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