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by Chris Howles
31 May 2020 08:21
Forum: DX Alerts (FM)
Topic: Es 31/5/20
Replies: 21
Views: 249

Es 31/5/20

Greece and Italy in here BOB at moment
by Chris Howles
28 May 2020 21:47
Forum: DX Alerts (FM)
Topic: Es 28/05/2020
Replies: 15
Views: 225

Re: Es 28/05/2020

Es to south still going here
by Chris Howles
18 May 2020 14:18
Forum: DX Alerts (FM)
Topic: OIRT band open into S.E. UK
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: OIRT band open into S.E. UK

Wow brilliant stuff if it was. I had an unid on R3 with weak video around 9.30 - 10.00am UK time, I think the offset was 77.24. R1 49.750 and R2 59.239 were also around during that time frame but only at carrier level here.
by Chris Howles
17 May 2020 17:23
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: FMList Es path predictor
Replies: 8
Views: 181

Re: FMList Es path predictor

And is it new - or was I blind? When I logged into FMlist and clicked on the "my FM" tab today there was a red box at the top saying "ESA off". If you click on it you can get ES alerts sent via e-mail at 15 min intervals whenever there is a predicted path to your location! I've had three alerts so ...
by Chris Howles
01 May 2020 10:59
Forum: DX Alerts (FM)
Topic: Es 1st May
Replies: 12
Views: 439

Re: Es 1st May

Azores just been in on 87.7 here. Playing Supertramp and talking about their singer Roger Hodgson, poss an advert? Matched webstream anyway, quite brief.
by Chris Howles
29 Apr 2020 11:58
Forum: DX Alerts (FM)
Topic: Italy on 6m SSB now
Replies: 1
Views: 201

Italy on 6m SSB now

As per headline so keep an eye out at BOB
by Chris Howles
22 Apr 2020 20:49
Forum: News
Topic: Ambur Radio Walsall freq change
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Ambur Radio Walsall freq change

Walsall based Asian community station Ambur Radio has changed frequency from 103.6 to its new home on 99.4. The old frequency was never very strong here and got clobbered by BBC Northampton but the new one is a bit stronger so maybe they have had a power increase too? Its RDS PI remains as before as...
by Chris Howles
21 Apr 2020 14:00
Forum: DX Alerts (FM)
Topic: Es OIRT 21/4/20
Replies: 1
Views: 256

Es OIRT 21/4/20

Just had a brief but very strong signal from;

69.68 BLR BR Radio Brest/OIRT Brest/RTPS Rakitnica BR 6 1741

Also had suspected BR Radio Stalitsa 72.47 from same tx but faded before I had chance to match stream. 6m is also open both FT8 and SSB
by Chris Howles
18 Apr 2020 14:15
Forum: DX Alerts (FM)
Topic: Tropo Midlands to Holland & N. Germany
Replies: 11
Views: 651

Re: Tropo Midlands to Holland & N. Germany

The only signal I had on 88.0 last night was NPO Radio 2 Smilde Holland... two in Dutch is twee pronounced kind of like tvey... so maybe it was that?
by Chris Howles
18 Apr 2020 08:47
Forum: DX Alerts (FM)
Topic: Tropo Midlands to Holland & N. Germany
Replies: 11
Views: 651

Re: Tropo Midlands to Holland & N. Germany

Excellent stuff Tim!
by Chris Howles
17 Apr 2020 21:53
Forum: DX Alerts (FM)
Topic: Tropo Midlands to Holland & N. Germany
Replies: 11
Views: 651

Re: Tropo Midlands to Holland & N. Germany

Nice one John! Its fading here now, my best distance was;
87.60 D NDR 2 Hamburg-Moorfleet ham 80 800km

this 2kw'er was also in for a while...
87.80 D NDR Kultur Visselhövede nds 2 767km
by Chris Howles
17 Apr 2020 20:58
Forum: DX Alerts (FM)
Topic: Tropo Midlands to Holland & N. Germany
Replies: 11
Views: 651

Tropo Midlands to Holland & N. Germany

Smilde & Lelystad in from Holland and a solid signal from Bremen Zwei Bremerhaven 95.4 at mo.
by Chris Howles
17 Apr 2020 19:39
Forum: Antennas
Topic: My new FM aerial
Replies: 16
Views: 773

Re: My new FM aerial

Offspring LOL love it! You must be pleased with the 5.1 if you are gonna replace your 5 element compact yagi with another one. Re- non plastic aerial element supports... maybe ask Gary Smith if he knows anywhere? Blake use plastic ones although they are nice and sturdy. Antiferrence ones are metal b...
by Chris Howles
16 Apr 2020 14:47
Forum: Antennas
Topic: My new FM aerial
Replies: 16
Views: 773

Re: My new FM aerial

I've been using the above aerial for several days now and am very pleased with it. The f/b ratio at the lower end of the band does indeed seem improved with Blaenplwyf 88.7 removed entirely and Llangollen 88.9 reduced in strength off the back of the aerial when pointing towards the continent. The ba...
by Chris Howles
16 Apr 2020 11:08
Forum: DX Alerts (FM)
Topic: Lille Good
Replies: 6
Views: 531

Re: Lille Good

Its not reaching the Midlands I'm afraid. In fact Lille has been conspicuous by its absence for the last couple of months, so much so I wondered if it had gone on low power but its just probably the lack of aircraft scatter.
by Chris Howles
10 Apr 2020 20:15
Forum: Pirate Radio
Topic: New Pirate Birmingham or Midlands 87.5
Replies: 4
Views: 438

Re: New Pirate Birmingham or Midlands 87.5

Yep its been blowing my windows out for a week or so now. It's deffo Brum or Black Country not French. Andy up in Wigan and Tim in Congleton have been getting a strong signal from it too so they must be chucking out some serious power!
by Chris Howles
10 Apr 2020 08:50
Forum: Antennas
Topic: Another Small FM aerial
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: Another Small FM aerial

Looks interesting Dave, look forward to hearing the results when you've built it! Those old FM3s you got were a bargain!
by Chris Howles
09 Apr 2020 19:31
Forum: Antennas
Topic: My new FM aerial
Replies: 16
Views: 773

Re: My new FM aerial

Dave I've done your suggested reflector length increase mod, thanks again for helping me out with this. As you can see, I've also changed the reflector boom to a straight one. I was chatting with John F on the Discord group and he said that he'd heard that the angled reflector booms caused problems ...
by Chris Howles
31 Mar 2020 07:49
Forum: Antennas
Topic: My new FM aerial
Replies: 16
Views: 773

Re: My new FM aerial

Yes I read about your success with the chokes a few months back and bought some at the time so I'm ready to go when I want to try it out again. I will probably do the reflector extn on the Triax first though if I can find some rods of the right size. Again thanks for all your help with this Dave, mu...
by Chris Howles
30 Mar 2020 18:00
Forum: Antennas
Topic: My new FM aerial
Replies: 16
Views: 773

Re: My new FM aerial

Thanks for that Dave, I will just do the increased reflector lengths mod then then as it seems would make quite a difference. I tried to buy a Korner 9.2 from Antenneland last year but they will not export anymore so I gave up on that. I do have an HS Pubs version of the compact 5 element not doing ...

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