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by zach_m
05 Jan 2018 12:11
Forum: Receivers
Topic: For demanding FM DX'er ... (18 bits ADC SDR)
Replies: 11
Views: 909

Re: For demanding FM DX'er ... (18 bits ADC SDR)

My AirspyHF+ arrived today. It's a quite heavy device! 188g weight! Surprisingly Itead stated $10 on the custom declaration, so no customs either VAT costs. All in all, I end up paying £165 for everything.
by zach_m
24 Dec 2017 20:13
Forum: Receivers
Topic: For demanding FM DX'er ... (18 bits ADC SDR)
Replies: 11
Views: 909

Re: For demanding FM DX'er ... (18 bits ADC SDR)

Here is video comparing Airspy HF+ vs SDRPlay RSP1A on band 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHw5O1kRUAM

My Airspy is still on its the way via Registered Airmail.
by zach_m
20 Dec 2017 08:58
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Big Tropo?
Replies: 26
Views: 477

Re: Big Tropo?

Dense fog today. Hearing bits and pieces from Lille. Some local enhancement too, but that's about it. It looks like no decent tropo this Christmas.
by zach_m
19 Dec 2017 23:18
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Big Tropo?
Replies: 26
Views: 477

Re: Big Tropo?

Pretty much flat here too. The only French station I can hear is 95.6 France Music from Caen. Very weak though.
by zach_m
19 Dec 2017 19:05
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Big Tropo?
Replies: 26
Views: 477

Re: Big Tropo?

Have fun folks. I am at work. Pity!
by zach_m
18 Dec 2017 10:44
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Big Tropo?
Replies: 26
Views: 477

Re: Big Tropo?

Hi Andy,

I have a very high hopes about this high preasure front from Atlantic. At the moment, Thursday is the best day for UK, however, this coud be a long lasting tropo lift. Here is a picture that I have taken on Sunday BBC weather service. Fingers crossed!
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by zach_m
10 Dec 2017 18:59
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo > SW Germany
Replies: 9
Views: 319

Re: Tropo > SW Germany

It looks like the duct was situated very high in the troposphere (possibly just below ozone layer) makes it very hard to detect by sonda measurements. Therefore nothing was showing on the maps. This will also explain longer distances.
by zach_m
10 Dec 2017 13:23
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: Linrad and FM DX
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Re: Linrad and FM DX

I've seen Leif video, but I am not a Linux user so everything looks very new to me. The whole idea, however, is fantastic! If only this software could get a better graphical interface it could be very useful.
by zach_m
10 Dec 2017 13:13
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo > SW Germany
Replies: 9
Views: 319

Re: Tropo > SW Germany

Some recordings from the tropo: https://app.box.com/s/xufai7mougqpuijy7jt9b5oeqrc39jz7 - 98.4 SWR3 Hornisgrinde 742 km https://app.box.com/s/e5rs2ctm1lmrobs03een9dlpracmmm23 - 96.2 SWR2 Hornisgrinde 742 km https://app.box.com/s/mn96ih5k5oxouxx356qydsslukunszp2 - 102.3 BR Klassik Wendelstein 1040 km...
by zach_m
03 Dec 2017 21:34
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo from Scotland
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Re: Tropo from Scotland

I have just done a bandscan and Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield TX's are up but on the weak side. I hope it'll build up.
by zach_m
25 Nov 2017 12:22
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: Airspy R2/Körner 19.3 Yagi. Remote Access
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: Airspy R2/Körner 19.3 Yagi. Remote Access

When I was doing band scan, I heard more French signals then Brtish:) Obviously, there was tropo at that time.
by zach_m
24 Nov 2017 14:08
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Es 24/11/17
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Re: Es 24/11/17

I missed this one Andy, however, I've done bandscan and I am having many scatters or perhaps tropo? North Hessary Tor is up and stable. Also Rowrdge is up. I heard Lille and Caen. Interesting. I was outside today and I felt warm, but tonight temperatures will drop to 2 Celsius.
by zach_m
22 Nov 2017 00:01
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: Airspy R2/Körner 19.3 Yagi. Remote Access
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: Airspy R2/Körner 19.3 Yagi. Remote Access

Hi Mike.

I did a band scan via server and I am jealous :) Excellent setup. Everything working fine. Are you planning to keep it running all the time or it's just a test?
by zach_m
21 Nov 2017 18:11
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo Spain & SW France
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Tropo Spain & SW France

France making an appearance now on 88.5 France Musique from Avesnes-sur-Helpe (tent.). Also hearing Lille TX. All weak and unstable. Nothing matching previous tropo though.
by zach_m
21 Nov 2017 08:14
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo Spain & SW France
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Tropo Spain & SW France

Nothing here Nick. Not even France. Flat as pancake!
by zach_m
12 Nov 2017 04:12
Forum: Receivers
Topic: D4Q or Supertuner IIID ?
Replies: 5
Views: 177

Re: D4Q or Supertuner IIID ?

So you think the D4Q is the SAME as Supertuner IIID ? I also have a Pioneer DEH-4700MP(D4Q), I just wanted to compare let's say with a DEH-580MP(Supertuner IIID). I doubt Pioneer would be doing different receivers for Europe at the same time. I just had a look at the manual of DEH580MP and I don't ...
by zach_m
11 Nov 2017 18:32
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo is building up?
Replies: 59
Views: 958

Re: Tropo is building up?

Hi Nick,
It would be only possible with a very strong 900km+ tropo towards South West. I would love to get Spain... But never say never. Good DX!
by zach_m
11 Nov 2017 18:16
Forum: Receivers
Topic: D4Q or Supertuner IIID ?
Replies: 5
Views: 177

Re: D4Q or Supertuner IIID ?

As I know Supertuner IIID technology is used in Pioneer unit in USA and Australia,(and in some other countries) the D4Q used in Europe. Had anybody make a comparison of the two ? Which one is better ? Are there any possibility in Europe to get a Pioneer car audio with Supertuner IIID ? From USA it'...
by zach_m
10 Nov 2017 20:03
Forum: Receivers
Topic: AirSpy HF+ pre-orders open!
Replies: 0
Views: 105

AirSpy HF+ pre-orders open!

Received this message today: Link: https://airspy.groups.io/g/main/topic/6376695#25016 Dear Airspy fans, Thank you for your patience and your encouragement. We are pleased to announce the availability of the Airspy HF+ at our partner Itead and other resellers. To further say thank you, we created a ...
by zach_m
08 Nov 2017 21:34
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo is building up?
Replies: 59
Views: 958

Re: Tropo is building up?

Hello to all, Here are my logs for this great Haloween 2017 Tropo event http://forum-images.hardware.fr/images/perso/yems93.gif : First-time tuned stations with RDS : 96.6 MHz, B, Anderlues/Mont-Ste-Genevieve, Pure, 298 Km. Very hard to tune because of France Inter Rouen on 96.5 MHz. http://img110....

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