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by zach_m
21 Feb 2018 23:27
Forum: Receivers
Topic: Airpsy HF+ and CSVUserList
Replies: 4
Views: 63

Re: Airpsy HF+ and CSVUserList

Big thanks, John! I didn't know about this option. I will have to try it.
by zach_m
21 Feb 2018 10:03
Forum: Receivers
Topic: Airpsy HF+ and CSVUserList
Replies: 4
Views: 63

Re: Airpsy HF+ and CSVUserList

This is a nice addition, indeed. Installed it last week and have some positive feedback. What I am missing though, is the plugin to let user logging directly to FMLIST. That would be everything I need.
by zach_m
19 Feb 2018 23:15
Forum: Receivers
Topic: Could this be the next "Must Have" FM DX receiver?
Replies: 23
Views: 1698

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

I just checked a Skoda Swing (RCD-310) car radio inside. It includes two NXP TEF6730HW and one SAF7741HV. As I know, the Sony XDR-F1HD also uses NXP TEF6730/SAF7730 chipset. RCD-310 has exactly the same tuner as sony XDR-F1HD. If I am not mistaken, it's highly possible that the unit can be modified...
by zach_m
19 Feb 2018 00:05
Forum: Propagation
Topic: Is this SpE reception been confirmed???
Replies: 8
Views: 115

Re: Is this SpE reception been confirmed???

OK. I did some more research on this log. This chap name is Nikolay Kudryaev and he posted his videos on YT. Apparently, here supposed to be the log from the USA, but also a controversy comment (in Russian) appearing below the video. A well-known DXer (and an FMList contributor) from Latvia suggesti...
by zach_m
18 Feb 2018 13:47
Forum: Propagation
Topic: Is this SpE reception been confirmed???
Replies: 8
Views: 115

Re: Is this SpE reception been confirmed???

I Googled his maidenhead locator and only this popped in https://www.qrzcq.com/call/R0F-005

I am not sure though.

Everything is possible, but in such an event I would definitely record the reception.
by zach_m
18 Feb 2018 11:30
Forum: Propagation
Topic: Is this SpE reception been confirmed???
Replies: 8
Views: 115

Is this SpE reception been confirmed???

Hi folks, I am going through Sporadic-E logs from FMList to collect data and I don't know if this was already mentioned (or perhaps nobody noticed), but the following logs appear on 31 May 2016: Es 0531 0548 88.50 USA KCSN, Los Angeles () 7940 in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk QN16JX (RUS) Es 0544 0553 88.50 USA...
by zach_m
16 Feb 2018 13:51
Forum: Propagation
Topic: DX records
Replies: 7
Views: 129

Re: DX records

Hello guys, I apologise for late reply. First of all, many thanks for your input and I appreciate your personal DX logs. However, I was thinking about something "exclusive" shall we say? I think we will have to set some criteria whilst thinking about this project. There's a theory that the single-ho...
by zach_m
15 Feb 2018 11:40
Forum: Propagation
Topic: DX records
Replies: 7
Views: 129

Re: DX records

Nick, Many thanks for your reply. This is a decent list that shows records of UKW-TVDX forum members, however, many DXers are not members of this forum. I remember Finish and Norwegian Dxers have great catches on FM and they should be exposed greatly. Don't forget about Belgian and Dutch Dxers. Also...
by zach_m
14 Feb 2018 13:41
Forum: Propagation
Topic: DX records
Replies: 7
Views: 129

DX records

Hi guys, I was browsing the web and I have found this page of Australian DX records. http://home.iprimus.com.au/toddemslie/Aust_TVFM_distance_records.htm I don't know if it's still updated or not, but I was wondering if there is (was) similar website for European DXers? Would be nice to have an Euro...
by zach_m
06 Feb 2018 19:48
Forum: Receivers
Topic: Goodbye Megane. Hello Picasso! But what is the radio?
Replies: 9
Views: 845

Re: Goodbye Megane. Hello Picasso! But what is the radio?

Hi John, https://s14.postimg.org/u84pv01fj/2018_01_31_23_07_55_Greenshot.png I posted this screenshot in a different thread. You'll find on it NXP customers. Delphi is on top of the list. Of course, XDR tuner is obsolete and no longer available, so Delphi stereo has a newer tuner. Most of today's c...
by zach_m
06 Feb 2018 07:40
Forum: Receivers
Topic: Goodbye Megane. Hello Picasso! But what is the radio?
Replies: 9
Views: 845

Re: Goodbye Megane. Hello Picasso! But what is the radio?

Hi John, https://s14.postimg.org/u84pv01fj/2018_01_31_23_07_55_Greenshot.png I posted this screenshot in a different thread. You'll find on it NXP customers. Delphi is on top of the list. Of course, XDR tuner is obsolete and no longer available, so Delphi stereo has a newer tuner. Most of today's ca...
by zach_m
05 Feb 2018 22:04
Forum: Receivers
Topic: Goodbye Megane. Hello Picasso! But what is the radio?
Replies: 9
Views: 845

Re: Goodbye Megane. Hello Picasso! But what is the radio?

Sorry for bringing this old thread up. Just had a look on eBay for C4 Grande Picasso car stereo and surprisingly they have put DELPHI units in this model. So if it's Delphi, then again, NXP Semiconductors is the maker of the chip (tuner).
by zach_m
03 Feb 2018 22:45
Forum: Receivers
Topic: Could this be the next "Must Have" FM DX receiver?
Replies: 23
Views: 1698

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

Hi Nick, I am fairly sure that RBRX Encore uses NXP chipset. It might be a newer one, but it certainly NXP. NXP dynamic digital filtering, Sony's patented noise reduction technology and BW Broadcast's audio processing deliver analog FM stereo separation. BW Broadcast has added second tuner compatibi...
by zach_m
03 Feb 2018 21:01
Forum: Receivers
Topic: Could this be the next "Must Have" FM DX receiver?
Replies: 23
Views: 1698

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

Hi Julius, If we're talking about conventional FM tuners, I believe nothing has changed in the last few years? Sony XDR series is probably still on top regarding selectivity. I can't speak about portables though. If you need maximum selectivity I would strongly advise a car stereo or an SDR, unless ...
by zach_m
01 Feb 2018 23:50
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: Airspy HF+ on MW review
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: Airspy HF+ on MW review

It looks like Peter forgot to paste the link to the review. Here it is.

https://app.box.com/s/d2dni57dzrsxgs38gxbbfz9gm26brqpk
by zach_m
05 Jan 2018 12:11
Forum: Receivers
Topic: For demanding FM DX'er ... (18 bits ADC SDR)
Replies: 17
Views: 1148

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: 17
Views: 1148

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: 558

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: 558

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: 558

Re: Big Tropo?

Have fun folks. I am at work. Pity!

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