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by zach_m
18 Nov 2018 11:14
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Strange Propergation this morning
Replies: 1
Views: 91

Re: Strange Propergation this morning

I received BBC R. Humberside today as well. Also first time ever I got 98.1 BBC R1 from Pontop Pike TX. Holme Moss is very strong. Tropo improved today significantly.
by zach_m
17 Nov 2018 10:55
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo > Germany & Denmark
Replies: 19
Views: 307

Re: Tropo > Germany & Denmark

Yes Nick, it was Belmont. My mistake, sorry. It's all getting weaker now. The predictions were overestimated, I think. I see very little being logged from the North of the UK, whereas Holland and German DXers they get loads of UK signals.
by zach_m
17 Nov 2018 08:37
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo > Germany & Denmark
Replies: 19
Views: 307

Re: Tropo > Germany & Denmark

It's improving now. Getting 93.1 BBC R4 from either Belmont or Meldrum in full RDS. Also getting signals from Wales, Llangollen and Llanddona in particular.
by zach_m
17 Nov 2018 07:39
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo > Germany & Denmark
Replies: 19
Views: 307

Re: Tropo > Germany & Denmark

Yes, indeed. France is coming here and no sign of North except Holme Moss, nevertheless, it will be interesting to see how this develop.
by zach_m
17 Nov 2018 00:00
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo > Germany & Denmark
Replies: 19
Views: 307

Re: Tropo > Germany & Denmark

It's building up nicely. Currently Holland signals here. I come back home around 22:40 and just now Holland appearing on V.
by zach_m
16 Nov 2018 11:30
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo > Germany & Denmark
Replies: 19
Views: 307

Re: Tropo > Germany & Denmark

Holland appearing now with 94.8 NPO R4 from Smilde on the weak side.
by zach_m
16 Nov 2018 10:40
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo > Germany & Denmark
Replies: 19
Views: 307

Re: Tropo > Germany & Denmark

Nothing reaching here although there is a noticeable enhancement, but yet no sign of Germany.
by zach_m
14 Nov 2018 09:37
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Possible tropo over the weekend
Replies: 10
Views: 211

Possible tropo over the weekend

Hi there, Just done an SDR scan on vertical dipole and I noticed lots of brief scatters. I heard Llangollen some French signals on BOB. Holme Moss is weak but solid. I also checked Hepburn's prediction maps and there is a strong possibility of tropo over the weekend. All looking good at the moment. ...
by zach_m
13 Nov 2018 23:57
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Bonjour everyone!
Replies: 10
Views: 261

Re: Bonjour everyone!

Welcome Brieuc. I saw your catches on YT. Well done!
by zach_m
10 Nov 2018 23:55
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: SkywavesDX links are blocked on Facebook/Messenger!
Replies: 13
Views: 236

Re: SkywavesDX links are blocked on Facebook/Messenger!

Facebook is crap, that's why I don't do Facebook. There are better ways to sent a link than Facebook.
by zach_m
02 Nov 2018 15:26
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo 25/10/18
Replies: 74
Views: 1641

Re: Tropo 25/10/18

I have the soft mute disabled on the RBRX Encore, and also manually set the IF bandwidth, as setting it to auto produces horrible noise if trying to receive a weak signal 100 kHz away from a local, as the receiver constantly and rapidly changes bandwidth, often related to the modulation of the adja...
by zach_m
02 Nov 2018 14:57
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo 25/10/18
Replies: 74
Views: 1641

Re: Tropo 25/10/18

Hi Zach. Yes this is my default tuner now. It's perfect for both DX and audiophile use. Couldn't you just smuggle one in and then act all innocent if questioned? "I don't know what you mean. I've had it in the shack for months!" :lol: Nick, that Isn't gonna happen :roll: Anyway, I think Airspy HF+ ...
by zach_m
02 Nov 2018 14:52
Forum: Receivers
Topic: Could this be the next "Must Have" FM DX receiver?
Replies: 33
Views: 3728

Re: Could this be the next "Must Have" FM DX receiver?

Hi Peter, I rarely use Zoom FFT filter because I don't have too many adjacent channels that generate massive splatter. However, on tropo this is very helpful and I must admit that SDR is a step far from the conventional tuners/radios. I still like to play with radios simply because it's a different ...
by zach_m
31 Oct 2018 22:11
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo 25/10/18
Replies: 74
Views: 1641

Re: Tropo 25/10/18

I think BW Broadcast is the most used tuner by Nick these days, am I right? I am not surprised. This is a dream machine for DXer. Unfortunately, I cannot afford it (or rather I am not allowed) :oops:
by zach_m
31 Oct 2018 22:04
Forum: Receivers
Topic: Could this be the next "Must Have" FM DX receiver?
Replies: 33
Views: 3728

Re: Could this be the next "Must Have" FM DX receiver?

Hi Peter, I have seen your videos, but I will revisit the again. Kenwood doesn't specify SELECCTIVITY in the manual for KDC-BT710DAB, but I believe it's somewhere in the region of 80dB or perhaps more? Pioneer DEH-4700MP, which I also own, has 80dB (+/- 200Hz) selectivity stated in the manual. I tes...
by zach_m
30 Oct 2018 23:02
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo 25/10/18
Replies: 74
Views: 1641

Re: Tropo 25/10/18

Very nice logs, Nick. Congratulations!
by zach_m
29 Oct 2018 10:04
Forum: Receivers
Topic: Could this be the next "Must Have" FM DX receiver?
Replies: 33
Views: 3728

Re: Could this be the next "Must Have" FM DX receiver?

I hooked up Kenwood KDC-BT710DAB car stereo again after long time being not in use and I am well surprised of the selectivity of this little radio. I recorded a short video receiving a weak signal of 92.5 BBC R4 (it's either Guildford or Manningtree TX) next to local 92.6 Radio Verulam, with TX loca...
by zach_m
26 Oct 2018 00:54
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo 25/10/18
Replies: 74
Views: 1641

Re: Tropo 25/10/18

Just heard German language on 106.3, but too weak to identify. That's it for me! Good night!
by zach_m
26 Oct 2018 00:13
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo 25/10/18
Replies: 74
Views: 1641

Re: Tropo 25/10/18

Still lifting, signals coming an going. I received Nantes, Burges and Niort. Amazing still going!

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