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by satnipper
21 Feb 2018 19:30
Forum: Receivers
Topic: For demanding FM DX'er ... (18 bits ADC SDR)
Replies: 17
Views: 1155

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

Plug it into USB socket Job done.
by satnipper
20 Feb 2018 21:03
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: The Conditions Thread
Replies: 189
Views: 2906

Re: The Conditions Thread

TA MF season over and winter still has a month to go? I rather think not............And the Sp E season is 2.5 months away!
by satnipper
20 Feb 2018 13:24
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: Maplin going bust?
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Maplin going bust?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43121649

Next one to hit the dust...?
by satnipper
19 Feb 2018 19:39
Forum: Receivers
Topic: XHData D-808
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: XHData D-808

Received mine yesterday. Seems a keeper - good MF sensitivity. RDS seems ok as well but need some lift conditions to see just how good it is.

Tecsun 310 and 380 for sale - £10 each!
by satnipper
18 Feb 2018 11:30
Forum: Pirate Radio
Topic: Tom Taylor
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: Tom Taylor

EMR tribute booming on 6300
by satnipper
17 Feb 2018 11:56
Forum: Pirate Radio
Topic: Tom Taylor
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Tom Taylor

Not seen anything on Skywaves about the sad passing of Tom Taylor from EMR - a UK Radio Giant. Tribute programmes are going out this week. Update posted this afternoon by Mark Stafford: TOM TAYLOR / BARRY STEPHENS -EMR TRIBUTE UPDATE "EMR - ONE LAST TIME FOR TOM TAYLOR" The Tribute Programme is now ...
by satnipper
17 Feb 2018 10:47
Forum: Receivers
Topic: XHData D-808
Replies: 4
Views: 137

XHData D-808

Not been much talk of this one here. All bands including RDS Chinese portable. Google for reviews and prices - £81 ish.

Stuart
by satnipper
13 Feb 2018 09:57
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: Who is leaving MW at the end of this year?
Replies: 20
Views: 440

Re: Who is leaving MW at the end of this year?

To be clear - 1215 after dark in south of France is a very good signal with good audio. Other UK frequencies also propagate well including 1548 - Capital Gold.
by satnipper
12 Feb 2018 18:40
Forum: Tim Bucknall, Congleton
Topic: Getting ahead of myself,Machynys peninsula 6/2018
Replies: 4
Views: 146

Re: Getting ahead of myself,Machynys peninsula 6/2018

Maplin don't do Band II beams though they do sell TV yagis.
by satnipper
11 Feb 2018 22:46
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: Who is leaving MW at the end of this year?
Replies: 20
Views: 440

Re: Who is leaving MW at the end of this year?

1215 is a massive signal after dark in Southern France.
by satnipper
27 Jan 2018 18:37
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: The Conditions Thread
Replies: 189
Views: 2906

Re: The Conditions Thread

It is "cheating" if you try and pass off these DX catches as your own without explicitly stating you were using a remote SDR.

It doesn't matter two hoots at all, of course, Just a matter of integrity - personal or otherwise.
by satnipper
25 Jan 2018 15:38
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: The Conditions Thread
Replies: 189
Views: 2906

Re: The Conditions Thread

WZAN ID on 970 at 0700. Quite rare for me to hear this as in the SE Premier on 972 splashes all over.
by satnipper
25 Jan 2018 09:57
Forum: Propagation
Topic: Quiet Forecast .... Suddenly, a K7 !!!
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: Quiet Forecast .... Suddenly, a K7 !!!

A forecast is an educated guess. It will have a reliability and probability factor involved with it. The VOACAP model for HF propagation can achieve 90% reliability figures though that means that they are wrong 1 day out of 10. MF skywave propagation can not be predicted with any degree of reliabili...
by satnipper
24 Jan 2018 17:58
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: The Conditions Thread
Replies: 189
Views: 2906

Re: The Conditions Thread

That is a SDR with a very low noise floor - nice find Nick.
by satnipper
23 Jan 2018 21:23
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: The Conditions Thread
Replies: 189
Views: 2906

Re: The Conditions Thread

1130 is the other strong signal here. Oddly enough 1390 doesn't seem as strong as it does in London or Carca.
by satnipper
23 Jan 2018 20:58
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: The Conditions Thread
Replies: 189
Views: 2906

Re: The Conditions Thread

After reviewing the early morning files i would say the evening enhancement did not continue. However.............is Newstalk 1010 CFRB stronger this season? Or is it this QTH? It's by far the strongest signal all night and after sunrise.
by satnipper
23 Jan 2018 11:23
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: The Conditions Thread
Replies: 189
Views: 2906

Re: The Conditions Thread

East Coast regulars were enhanced last night. Even KDKA 1020 was coming through at midnight here which is not usual.

Seems like Rob upgraded from SDR Play 1 to the SDR Play 1A!

Bjorne Melde has been testing these cheap SDRs for MF - looks like the top performer is actually the new Airspy HF+.
by satnipper
22 Jan 2018 14:42
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: The Conditions Thread
Replies: 189
Views: 2906

Re: The Conditions Thread

This morning 0600 on 1440 kHz "WJJB Gray Portland" - this is the FM station for WRED out of Westbrook Maine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RHGGQM ... e=youtu.be

Stuart
by satnipper
18 Jan 2018 17:21
Forum: Antennas
Topic: Noise, Flags & K9AYs. Advice Needed.
Replies: 7
Views: 155

Re: Noise, Flags & K9AYs. Advice Needed.

Band II dxers prepare to have your hobby wiped-out

http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2018/j ... mDXeq5l-Ht

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