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by Patrick73
07 May 2019 19:59
Forum: DAB
Topic: New good DAB+ portable for DAB & FM DX?
Replies: 80
Views: 36458

Re: New good DAB+ portable for DAB & FM DX?

£19 ? What a bargain ... :o
Lucky guy !
by Patrick73
03 May 2019 07:56
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: RDS Spy issues
Replies: 16
Views: 1445

Re: RDS Spy issues

Jim (Bournemouth) wrote: 03 May 2019 06:51 I don't know why it is 48k. I have defined it as 192k, and have set 192k in the soundcard settings both record and playback.
Could you set the corresponding "SR Range" values to 192000 ... 192000 (instead of the the current 5000 ... 192000) to maybe force 192 k ?
by Patrick73
02 May 2019 20:11
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: RDS Spy issues
Replies: 16
Views: 1445

Re: RDS Spy issues

My SDR# output setup (of course, the MPX should be enabled)
by Patrick73
02 May 2019 20:05
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: RDS Spy issues
Replies: 16
Views: 1445

Re: RDS Spy issues

I suppose in RDSSpy > Soundcard > Soundcard input mode, you have "direct RDS / MPX (192 kHz)" ticked ?
Don't set output levels too high. I found decoding clearly better with (very) low levels
by Patrick73
02 May 2019 19:22
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: RDS Spy issues
Replies: 16
Views: 1445

Re: RDS Spy issues

Hi Jim,

I can't comment on VAC setup, I've been using "VB Audio Hi-Fi" for a while.
As for SDR#, I have both the MPX output AND the output from the 'audio' menu set to the virtual cable.
by Patrick73
02 May 2019 09:47
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: SDR Console and RDS logging - coming soon.
Replies: 25
Views: 3519

Re: SDR Console and RDS logging - coming soon.

If that is correct Patrick it's a little disappointing, around the time that development of SDR Sharp stalled on v1700 the designer was specifically about 'better rx for VHF/UHF' so I was hoping there could be good news those of us interested in life above HF. Check these tweets and the screenshots...
by Patrick73
01 May 2019 20:33
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: SDR Console and RDS logging - coming soon.
Replies: 25
Views: 3519

Re: SDR Console and RDS logging - coming soon.

I follow a variety of SDR forums on iogroups and I have seen in the last few weeks passing mentions of Airspy Discovery as an imminent new SDR, does anyone know what this may feature? From what I read : The Discovery is a smaller HF+ unit, offering the same HF / VHF coverage - Also up to 660 kHz al...
by Patrick73
01 May 2019 20:26
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: Comparison of SDRConsole RDS decoder and RDSSpy
Replies: 6
Views: 1025

Re: Comparison of SDRConsole RDS decoder and RDSSpy

Jim (Bournemouth) wrote: 01 May 2019 10:13 RDSSpy, as expected, is marginally better than Console
RDSSpy : 29 decoded PI
SDR Console : 19

Can one say it is *marginally* better ?
by Patrick73
30 Apr 2019 12:35
Forum: DAB
Topic: New good DAB+ portable for DAB & FM DX?
Replies: 80
Views: 36458

Re: New good DAB+ portable for DAB & FM DX?

Thanks again Peter, Thus, the Sony is now out of the game ! I'm only looking for a portable radio, so I also cancel the Blaupunkt you mention. I did a search about the BPR-3 (recommanded by EastAnglia) but it looks like this one is only available from UK stores ; this mean expensive shipping and 1.1...
by Patrick73
29 Apr 2019 19:20
Forum: DAB
Topic: New good DAB+ portable for DAB & FM DX?
Replies: 80
Views: 36458

Re: New good DAB+ portable for DAB & FM DX?

Hi Peter ! Thanks for the comments. The display on the Sangean is not fine neither (black caracters / on a grey background , unless the orange display is lit). The audio quality does not seem very good though, but it's maybe because of the recording / encoding. The Sony radios (S40 / S41) sound pret...
by Patrick73
29 Apr 2019 18:49
Forum: DAB
Topic: New good DAB+ portable for DAB & FM DX?
Replies: 80
Views: 36458

Re: New good DAB+ portable for DAB & FM DX?

Hummm, It looks like I'll have to flip a coin !!!
by Patrick73
24 Apr 2019 12:57
Forum: DAB
Topic: New good DAB+ portable for DAB & FM DX?
Replies: 80
Views: 36458

Re: New good DAB+ portable for DAB & FM DX?

So many products on the market now, so many comments ... Don't know which one to go for ! I'm looking for a PORTABLE radio providing good audio quality and superior sensitivity, €100 max. My tiny Sony P1DBP offers great audio regarding its size but sensitivity could be better. No idea on how Sony S4...
by Patrick73
19 Apr 2019 19:18
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: HS Publications (UK) still alive ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1025

Re: HS Publications (UK) still alive ?

Fine !
Regarding their K6STI, the ad stated 'space for optional balun'. Is this balun required or just something one can live without, do they provide one ?
Thanks Chris
by Patrick73
19 Apr 2019 18:56
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: HS Publications (UK) still alive ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1025

Re: HS Publications (UK) still alive ?

Thanks a lot Sir ;-)
by Patrick73
19 Apr 2019 18:05
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: HS Publications (UK) still alive ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1025

HS Publications (UK) still alive ?

Hi there ! Does anyone know if they are still "on-air" ? Both a mail to *HS@dx-tv.fsnet.co.uk* and *GarrySmith@dx-tv.fsnet.co.uk* were sent back. I was interested in their K6STI "Small-Five" band II Yagi (available from the 2017 online catalogue). Looks like it is (was ?) the onl...
by Patrick73
13 Apr 2019 15:09
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: SDR Console and RDS logging - coming soon.
Replies: 25
Views: 3519

Re: SDR Console and RDS logging - coming soon.

Hi Jim,

Great news !

<< partly down to improvements in RDS decoding in the software >>
How would you rate this v3 RDS decoder against RDSspy ? I'm still using SDR# because it allows to run RDSspy that is (was ?) the best decoder in my opinion.
by Patrick73
02 Apr 2019 20:49
Forum: Receivers
Topic: My new DSP portable is on the way
Replies: 36
Views: 9300

Re: My new DSP portable is on the way

I thought the PL398MP would be slightly more sensitive and / or selective compared to the 390 on FM. From what I understand, it's not worth replacing my old 390 with a 398, except maybe for MW DX'ing.
by Patrick73
16 Feb 2019 16:01
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: Weird RDSspy behaviour
Replies: 2
Views: 848

Re: Weird RDSspy behaviour

It's possible without VAC / VB Cable, when the Stereo Mixer is enabled (but it seems to me decoding weak stations is not as good, i.e higher BER and less datas decoded)
The strange thing is that the Stereo Mix is currently unabled here ...
by Patrick73
16 Feb 2019 15:33
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: Weird RDSspy behaviour
Replies: 2
Views: 848

Weird RDSspy behaviour

Hi there ! Maybe someone could explain what's happening : I just noticed that RDSspy decodes regardless of the option I select from the Audio Output menu in SDR # (speaker, stereo mix, etc). - I'm running VB Cable Hi-fi - In RDSspy, the Hi-Fi Cable Output is indeed the input audio device - Yet the S...
by Patrick73
03 Jan 2019 17:34
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: Ideal MWDX Equipment?
Replies: 46
Views: 8313

Re: Ideal MWDX Equipment?

Bad luck :-(

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