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by pe1etr
19 Nov 2019 18:33
Forum: Receivers
Topic: XHDATA 808 FM reception
Replies: 16
Views: 336

Re: XHDATA 808 FM reception

Alex Lawler wrote:
19 Nov 2019 14:47
Already had the XHDATA. I got the Tecsun 398BT.
Maybe if you'd said that in your previous post. :)
The tuning steps are governed by the speed of spinning the wheel. Easier to use ETM or direct frequency entry. The tuning wheel is the Tecsun's weak point, as I pointed out before.
by pe1etr
19 Nov 2019 14:28
Forum: Receivers
Topic: XHDATA 808 FM reception
Replies: 16
Views: 336

Re: XHDATA 808 FM reception

It's just arrived! Is there anyway of changing to 0.1mhz manual tuning which is my preferred method. In other words I want to tune 95.1, 95.2 and 95.3 etc. I've followed the instructions by pressing VF to 0.1 but it reverts back to its default in a few seconds. So far it seems selective and sensiti...
by pe1etr
13 Nov 2019 22:38
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: Malahit-DSP: A portable all-in-one wideband SDR receiver
Replies: 1
Views: 56

Re: Malahit-DSP: A portable all-in-one wideband SDR receiver

Thanks for posting this Pascal, it looks interesting.

Peter
by pe1etr
08 Nov 2019 11:08
Forum: Receivers
Topic: XHDATA 808 FM reception
Replies: 16
Views: 336

Re: XHDATA 808 FM reception

Alex Lawler wrote:
08 Nov 2019 10:19
Thanks, one last question. What is the BT version and why is it more useful?
BT= Bluetooth ;)
You can use the PL-398BT as stereo speakers for a phone/tablet etc, via bluetooth rather than wired to the Line In.
by pe1etr
08 Nov 2019 11:05
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: MW lousy
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: MW lousy

Agreed. TA was weaker, yet conditions were quiet overnight. I would have expected better too but two stations of note here were 1420 WOC Davenport IA and KXEL 1540 was booming in. I know a long-established MW DXer who would say that things are 'too quiet'. There were a few K0s overnight. We need a ...
by pe1etr
08 Nov 2019 09:19
Forum: Receivers
Topic: XHDATA 808 FM reception
Replies: 16
Views: 336

Re: XHDATA 808 FM reception

Cheers, I think the 398 is going for £46.79 on eBay with Anon and there is even a £5.00 discount code so may go for that. I'm only interested in FM as I'm happy with the 808 for SW and SSB. If the 398 has better sensitivity, selectivity and no overload issues then as you say it's the best option, e...
by pe1etr
08 Nov 2019 07:19
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: MW lousy
Replies: 2
Views: 93

MW lousy

Just come in from my mini outdoor DXpedition, and conditions were very poor.
Even my New York 'locals' were struggling to get through. 590 VOCM was the only good audio.
Pouring down yesterday so I couldn't go outside.
Peter
by pe1etr
08 Nov 2019 06:21
Forum: Receivers
Topic: XHDATA 808 FM reception
Replies: 16
Views: 336

Re: XHDATA 808 FM reception

Thanks, look's like I'll be getting the 398 soon. You're welcome. If you want to save £13 and get a smaller radio, and are only interested in FM, you could get the PL-310ET for slightly reduced performance, however manual tuning in steps is easier on the PL-310ET. Don't forget the 398 has stereo sp...
by pe1etr
07 Nov 2019 22:07
Forum: Receivers
Topic: XHDATA 808 FM reception
Replies: 16
Views: 336

Re: XHDATA 808 FM reception

Thanks Peter. I may look into getting a 398 for FM DX if it is at least as selective and sensitive as the 808 and without the overload problem I'm experiencing on FM. Does the cheaper 310et compare favourably with the 398? Alex, You're welcome. I don't have the PL-310ET, so can't make a direct comp...
by pe1etr
07 Nov 2019 13:04
Forum: Receivers
Topic: XHDATA 808 FM reception
Replies: 16
Views: 336

Re: XHDATA 808 FM reception

I bought the XHDATA 808 primarily for MW and SW where it performs very well but wondered if people had suffered from intermod on FM. I don't usually DX band 2 but scanned around today and noticed Classic FM which is on 101.5 in Norfolk went from 101.3 to 101.8. Likewise Radio 2 which is on 89.7 in ...
by pe1etr
06 Nov 2019 11:48
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: 1010 WINS daytime reception in the UK barefoot Tecsun PL 398MP
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: 1010 WINS daytime reception in the UK barefoot Tecsun PL 398MP

KCKK audible here until 08:30. Completely dominant. Such a shame you can't get a flag up there Peter. Not even a half sized flag? Only indoors where there's too much noise, or outside along the wall which is approx N-S, so not the ideal direction. It would also risk vandalism on the wall outside an...
by pe1etr
06 Nov 2019 10:17
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: 1010 WINS daytime reception in the UK barefoot Tecsun PL 398MP
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: 1010 WINS daytime reception in the UK barefoot Tecsun PL 398MP

tvdxrools wrote:
06 Nov 2019 09:03
try 1510 KCKK strong as i type , David
Thanks but alas there's no room for a beverage or an outdoor flag here, or I would use my Perseus for MWDX.
I'm stuck with portable radios for now.
Peter
by pe1etr
06 Nov 2019 08:11
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: perseus file 0700
Replies: 7
Views: 223

Re: perseus file 0700

I think you'll find the id was "This is Boomer Radio" - CFZM Toronto. I sure you are right - with closer listening it sounds like "Bewmer Radio"to my ears. By the way - to my ears "KXEL" sounded like "ASDL" when I first heard it as a weak signal on one of my recordings. Dave, FWIW I get VOCM and/or...
by pe1etr
05 Nov 2019 17:28
Forum: Receivers
Topic: XHDATA D-808
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Re: XHDATA D-808

klausm wrote:
05 Nov 2019 14:30
E-bay sale 1 day only, £69.28 voucher code PRISTINE
Not sure why you are highligting this, as the normal price on Amazon UK is £70.98, so not a huge saving. The Amazon price includes free postage. When I bought mine in May it was £1 cheaper.
by pe1etr
05 Nov 2019 15:41
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: 1010 WINS daytime reception in the UK barefoot Tecsun PL 398MP
Replies: 5
Views: 162

1010 WINS daytime reception in the UK barefoot Tecsun PL 398MP

https://youtu.be/2uWR5FTB8gQ
received this morning 05.11.2019 0915-0916 UTC

Peter Wilson
Blackpool UK
by pe1etr
05 Nov 2019 09:38
Forum: DX Alerts (FM)
Topic: Manitoba on mw now
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: Manitoba on mw now

daveB wrote:
05 Nov 2019 09:04
At 08:53 WBBR on 1130 was present and what I presume was WINS on 1010 as the news reader was still audible at 09:03.
I had WINS fairly clear at 0916 outside on the Tecsun. WBBR and WFME were also in but there is more noise than at 0700.
by pe1etr
04 Nov 2019 08:06
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: MW transatlantic 870 WWL received in the UK 04 11 2019 PL 398MP 7208km
Replies: 0
Views: 95

MW transatlantic 870 WWL received in the UK 04 11 2019 PL 398MP 7208km

7208 km
Not bad reception for a portable radio at such a distance!
https://youtu.be/1kXZVFggedo

Peter Wilson
Blackpool UK
by pe1etr
03 Nov 2019 22:51
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: MW transatlantic compilation received in the UK 03 11 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: MW transatantic compilation received in the UK 03 11 2019

satnipper wrote:
03 Nov 2019 19:53
Another one to try - at 0705 WHAM 1180 was very strong - normally the Cuban dominates.
Thanks, yes I had that one but no ID today. I included it in a previous video.
https://youtu.be/FipnG1X5Tgs
by pe1etr
03 Nov 2019 18:49
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: MW transatlantic compilation received in the UK 03 11 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 125

MW transatlantic compilation received in the UK 03 11 2019

I am stood outside around 50m from my home to avoid excessive noise. Captions on the video.
https://youtu.be/iy8__1bmgrA
Peter Wilson
Blackpool UK

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