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by PascalD
11 Dec 2018 22:45
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: Bread-board circuit construction any one?
Replies: 6
Views: 303

Re: Bread-board circuit construction any one?

Back in the day early 70's i remember an article in a french hobbyist magazine explaining how for building a radio using limited composants & crystal au galène. I remember building the project with no succes so replaced the crystal au galène with a diode au germanium and received results. Also i hav...
by PascalD
10 Dec 2018 22:18
Forum: Antennas
Topic: Intresting MW loop or not ?
Replies: 0
Views: 98

Intresting MW loop or not ?

Possibly intresting for portable MW DX if loop performs like the description ? https://www.ebay.fr/itm/HD-Series-Remote-Tuned-Outdoor-AM-Radio-Loop-Antenna-with-10m-cable/173643270294?_trkparms=aid%3D333200%26algo%3DCOMP.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20180409081753%26meid%3Ded92f6674ef54444a93dfa571d828372%2...
by PascalD
10 Dec 2018 19:27
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: Bread-board circuit construction any one?
Replies: 6
Views: 303

Re: Bread-board circuit construction any one?

I am not sure for bread-board construction techniques but i remember in my early teenage years being given a tandy 150 in 1 kit which connected the composants & wires using small springs. I remember well enjoying many hours building electonique projects with the kit and my favorate was a crystal rad...
by PascalD
09 Dec 2018 21:04
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: Ideal MWDX Equipment?
Replies: 42
Views: 1579

Re: Ideal MWDX Equipment?

I think it is okay for suggest that the Kenwood R1000 given by a Ham friend is silent for MW DX also LW but the friend did tell that the radio for age need possible realignment and possible soldering for the pwr & receiver board circuit. For now i wait the airspy HF+ arrive and a flag balun so can u...
by PascalD
09 Dec 2018 20:04
Forum: Propagation
Topic: Extreme tropo in Australia
Replies: 7
Views: 351

Re: Extreme tropo in Australia

I have just ordered a XHDATA D-808 used in the YT Video for inflight FM entertainment also possible portable FM DX for 2019 Sporadic 'E's season & Vacations. Also possible AM use? The below link help decide for purchasing the XHDATA under 70 euros https://swling.com/blog/tag/xhdata-d-808-review/ Goo...
by PascalD
04 Dec 2018 20:41
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: Ideal MWDX Equipment?
Replies: 42
Views: 1579

Re: Ideal MWDX Equipment?

Patrick, John also happy dxers thank you for your suggestions to a good MW DX setup and i opted/ ordered from Espagne the airspy HF+ which i wait for arrival and will be a portable setup with 40m long wire until a small flag antenne is achieved. Sunday last i was offered a Kenwood R1000 receiver fro...
by PascalD
03 Dec 2018 23:41
Forum: Television
Topic: Can't Receive Anything
Replies: 17
Views: 579

Re: Can't Receive Anything

KnobTwiddler: [/quote] I can't stand modern music + I'm stuck in the 1950's, 60's and 70's the best 3 decades there has ever been for music. Reading some of the comments on 60's YouTube videos, I was very surprised that even some young people feel the same about modern music - many wished that they ...
by PascalD
03 Dec 2018 17:47
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: Is it worth / safe talking any radio related equipment to KIev ?
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: Is it worth / safe talking any radio related equipment to KIev ?

My experience with this topic is generally i only have to explain my radio equipment when passing through our Fench airport securitie because they are suspicious for everything but normally i explain the equipment use and they are okay. In the countries i have visited Poland, Croatie, Bulgare i have...
by PascalD
03 Dec 2018 05:10
Forum: Television
Topic: Can't Receive Anything
Replies: 17
Views: 579

Re: Can't Receive Anything

I think both Nick and John reply with very good english humor for which we french do not have :-)

Good DX fellow dxer's

Pascal
by PascalD
02 Dec 2018 16:53
Forum: Television
Topic: Can't Receive Anything
Replies: 17
Views: 579

Re: Can't Receive Anything

I wonder what the forward gain and front back ratio will be for this pair of juggler antennes and i think the side lobes can be very good also :lol:

Pascal

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by PascalD
25 Nov 2018 23:07
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: New German Station 1440
Replies: 15
Views: 283

Re: New German Station 1440

On 1440 I receive only Lyca Radio with Kenwood TS850s + Wellbrook ALA1530 loop but how can this be because i note Lyca are 1458?

Good Luck and happy DX-ing!!

Pascal
by PascalD
25 Nov 2018 16:30
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: MWDX Set-Up
Replies: 0
Views: 98

MWDX Set-Up

This is a photo showing the limited MW DX set-up with Welbrook actif loop i am using for possible MWDX: Kenwood ts850s Welbrook AlA1530 actif loop Uniden ubc 3500xlt portable scanner purchase at a brocante for 15 euros for ATC listening but is it good for FM DX? Parts for a small flag antenne using ...
by PascalD
21 Nov 2018 20:29
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: Ideal MWDX Equipment?
Replies: 42
Views: 1579

Re: Ideal MWDX Equipment?

Patrick73: A Desktop which is possible for use in the Ile de France & Bretagne also Antilles Françaises during the months march - april Stuart: The Perseus i was intrested but reading the forums i understand the updates for this receiver are not owner friendly and possible for the price may be find ...
by PascalD
20 Nov 2018 23:46
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: Ideal MWDX Equipment?
Replies: 42
Views: 1579

Re: Ideal MWDX Equipment?

Merci Stuart,
Maintenant, je dois trouver un bon récepteur MW et je regarde sérieusement l'Icom R1000 qui a d'excellentes critiques pour MWDX
Now i must find a good MW receiver and i'm seriously looking at the Icom R1000 which has great reviews for MWDX

Good Luck and happy DX-ing!!

Pascal
by PascalD
19 Nov 2018 20:18
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: Ideal MWDX Equipment?
Replies: 42
Views: 1579

Re: Ideal MWDX Equipment?

I thought i have order a balun for a 2m x 1m flag antenna suggested by Stuart but i receive a reply from kafa2500 which i dont not fully understand but i think it says the balun is possibly not suitable for the flag? What do you guys think? email from kafa2500: Hi, Pascal . I am out of office - vaca...
by PascalD
18 Nov 2018 22:07
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: Ideal MWDX Equipment?
Replies: 42
Views: 1579

Re: Ideal MWDX Equipment?

After a google search I found this for a good MW receiver and could be interesting but the only problem is understanding what the test results are saying?

http://www.sherweng.com/table.html
by PascalD
18 Nov 2018 19:59
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: Ideal MWDX Equipment?
Replies: 42
Views: 1579

Re: Ideal MWDX Equipment?

Stuart, John merci for your help advice with my Post as i have ordered the kafa2500 balun from Canada and will arrive next month i hope not late for MWDX Season? I must now find a good recepteur for MWDX which will also i can take on holidays and use in Brittany, any idea's? Good Luck and happy DX-i...
by PascalD
18 Nov 2018 19:51
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: Ideal MWDX Equipment?
Replies: 42
Views: 1579

Re: Ideal MWDX Equipment?

L’andouillette in sauce moutard and chips is my favorate mid-day Wednesday meal washed down with a bottle of Chablis for hiding the strong andouillette smell left in the mouth :-)
by PascalD
18 Nov 2018 00:13
Forum: News
Topic: How long before Spain on MW close ?
Replies: 4
Views: 226

Re: How long before Spain on MW close ?

John, Spain is a pest? in the Ile de France also along in Brittany. I have just finished tuning the MW for 1 hour but only found Spain and English stations also a couple from Holland. I will take on Stuart's advice and try build a 2m x 1x flag antenne so i emailed an e***y seller he recommended for...

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