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by Chris Howles
22 Apr 2018 12:48
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: 87.6 old school pirate, S.E England?
Replies: 1
Views: 31

Re: 87.6 old school pirate, S.E England?

87.6 clear here Tim so its probably not Midlands
by Chris Howles
21 Apr 2018 08:38
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tuesday 17th April looks good on Hepburn
Replies: 59
Views: 753

Re: Tuesday 17th April looks good on Hepburn

...also 98.6, 102.1 and 103.0 all from Egem and putting good signals in up to RDS levels
by Chris Howles
21 Apr 2018 08:16
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tuesday 17th April looks good on Hepburn
Replies: 59
Views: 753

Re: Tuesday 17th April looks good on Hepburn

AndyP (Telford) wrote:
21 Apr 2018 07:16
Klara in here from Belgium (Egem) on 90.4

Andy.
Thanks for the tip off Andy. 90.4 impossible here due to Sutton CF on my door step... but getting Joe from Egem 104.1 50kw just about hitting RDS PI 63FF
by Chris Howles
20 Apr 2018 17:50
Forum: Pirate Radio
Topic: Pirates heard at Middleton top 1/04/18
Replies: 10
Views: 242

Re: Pirates heard at Middleton top 1/04/18

Sniffingmoose wrote:
20 Apr 2018 10:49
On a visit to Central Birmingham yesterday I did a scan on my Android mobile phone FM receiver

94.4 No RDS - Reggie music and adverts for West Midlands Clubs No station ID
Its Stingdem Chris comes in daily here in Lichfield sadly.
by Chris Howles
18 Apr 2018 22:23
Forum: Tim Bucknall, Congleton
Topic: 18/4/18 Summer arrives, higher Sutton nr Macclesfield
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Re: 18/4/18 Summer arrives, higher Sutton nr Macclesfield

Tim Bucknall wrote:
18 Apr 2018 18:37
Thanks I didn't know that particular title ;)

Btw. Do you hear 104.4 Chris?
Headless Cross (also the title of a Black Sabbath album) yes but its not very strong.
by Chris Howles
18 Apr 2018 17:44
Forum: Tim Bucknall, Congleton
Topic: 18/4/18 Summer arrives, higher Sutton nr Macclesfield
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Re: 18/4/18 Summer arrives, higher Sutton nr Macclesfield

Tim Bucknall wrote:
18 Apr 2018 17:14

Today's playlist:
Pendulum Man by Bark Psychosis
Maiysha by miles Davis
An ending by Brian Eno
Mountain Goat by amorphous androgynous
The Macc Lads - No Sheep Till Buxton would have been my choice for a pub up there!
by Chris Howles
14 Apr 2018 15:19
Forum: Television
Topic: TV-DXing with SDR# - a "doh" moment
Replies: 15
Views: 279

Re: TV-DXing with SDR# - a "doh" moment

How I loved to tune that big rotary dial on our Baird television. I've still got the tuning dial from our 1959 Philips 405 only TV that was our main downstairs set until 1976. After upgrading to colour I had it for a few years until it died in in 79. Already being into electronics I stripped it dow...
by Chris Howles
14 Apr 2018 09:04
Forum: Television
Topic: TV-DXing with SDR# - a "doh" moment
Replies: 15
Views: 279

Re: TV-DXing with SDR# - a "doh" moment

I read the DX-TV column in a copy of Practical Television and decided to tune around on UHF ... Ha yes again a similar experience here... in 1982 I started training in TV and video repair at Southgate Tech London, they had back issues of Television magazine in their library going back to the late 6...
by Chris Howles
12 Apr 2018 16:37
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Es in the UK on 28 & 50MHz
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: Es in the UK on 28 & 50MHz

Thanks for the heads up Peter... unfortunately missed it but we should definitely keep a closer eye on the maps from now on, usually there's some Es activity in April if only B1
by Chris Howles
11 Apr 2018 14:33
Forum: Television
Topic: TV-DXing with SDR# - a "doh" moment
Replies: 15
Views: 279

Re: TV-DXing with SDR# - a "doh" moment

Hi Chris, My TV-DX days go all the way back to 1969 when I was a teenager. I was very active until the mid-1970's then dabbled a bit from time to time over the decades. As the TV Sharp plug-in was there I decided to give it a go back in 2015 using the 70 MHz dipole I had put up to the OIRT band and...
by Chris Howles
11 Apr 2018 14:19
Forum: Television
Topic: TV-DXing with SDR# - a "doh" moment
Replies: 15
Views: 279

Re: TV-DXing with SDR# - a "doh" moment

tvdxrools wrote:
11 Apr 2018 12:08
with the stuff we have now give me a tardis so i could go back to the 70/80s jeez the dx , David
Amen to that LOL!
by Chris Howles
10 Apr 2018 09:37
Forum: Television
Topic: TV-DXing with SDR# - a "doh" moment
Replies: 15
Views: 279

Re: TV-DXing with SDR# - a "doh" moment

Hi Dave, Glad to see there are still a few of us TV-DXers left. I've not gone the SDR route yet (neither TV or FM) as my head can't handle complicated software and IT in general... so I'm still old school with a D100 JVC -CX610 and scanner for audio and vision carriers. I reckon Russia will still ha...
by Chris Howles
04 Apr 2018 21:09
Forum: Pirate Radio
Topic: Pirates heard at Middleton top 1/04/18
Replies: 10
Views: 242

Re: Pirates heard at Middleton top 1/04/18

yes its sting fm, west midlands with mega low power, https://www.thepiratearchive.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=2177 Nova must have forced them off 97.5 Yep only just seen this thread Tim... I've been getting Sting on 94.4 for probably 6 months or so, its quite strong here but not up to Hot 92's l...
by Chris Howles
31 Mar 2018 19:35
Forum: News
Topic: 87.9 // 87.7 Religious pirate or RSL, west Midlands
Replies: 16
Views: 275

Re: 87.9 // 87.7 Religious pirate or RSL, west Midlands

Yeah last year it only affected me vertically and it only lasted a month... however come May 15th the Ramadaners will be kicking off for another month.
by Chris Howles
31 Mar 2018 14:38
Forum: News
Topic: 87.9 // 87.7 Religious pirate or RSL, west Midlands
Replies: 16
Views: 275

Re: 87.9 // 87.7 Religious pirate or RSL, west Midlands

Diddly on Ofcon's website as you say Andy but it does mention 87.7 and 87.9 on Hope FMs front page

http://www.hopefm.org.uk/
by Chris Howles
30 Mar 2018 17:40
Forum: News
Topic: 87.9 // 87.7 Religious pirate or RSL, west Midlands
Replies: 16
Views: 275

Re: 87.9 // 87.7 Religious pirate or RSL, west Midlands

Last week I had a religious (probably christian) RSL on 87.7 vert... I assumed it was the same one that was about last year cant remember the name but it was Easter time
by Chris Howles
22 Mar 2018 17:48
Forum: Television
Topic: Canada B1 TV via Sp-E Jan 2018 in US
Replies: 0
Views: 153

Canada B1 TV via Sp-E Jan 2018 in US

Happened on this clip a few days ago... looks like previous info was wrong and there are still some analogue B1 stations on air in Canada... or at least there were a couple of months ago...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAxpaaIl-oM
by Chris Howles
28 Feb 2018 12:48
Forum: News
Topic: Cannock Chase Radio
Replies: 28
Views: 610

Re: Cannock Chase Radio

94.0 TX is in the middle of Cannock on the Civic Centre buildings so quite high up... dunno where the Rugeley TX is but much of the town is in a dip.
The blank carriers were there at 6.30am when I first got up.
by Chris Howles
27 Feb 2018 17:16
Forum: News
Topic: Cannock Chase Radio
Replies: 28
Views: 610

Re: Cannock Chase Radio

It's on now Tim
by Chris Howles
27 Feb 2018 15:53
Forum: News
Topic: Cannock Chase Radio
Replies: 28
Views: 610

Re: Cannock Chase Radio

Been listening in the car around Lichfield whilst doing the school run... both sigs are stronger on the north and central part of the city (my QTH is in the far SE). RDS idents are different for each TX; CCR 94 and CCR 89.6

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