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by Patrick73
21 Nov 2018 07:58
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: Ideal MWDX Equipment?
Replies: 46
Views: 8313

Re: Ideal MWDX Equipment?

Pascal : are you looking for an analog receiver or a SDR, portable or desk unit ?
There are several products I could recommand. Feel free to use the 'Private Message' feature for further details.
by Patrick73
19 Nov 2018 11:06
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: Ideal MWDX Equipment?
Replies: 46
Views: 8313

Re: Ideal MWDX Equipment?

So Pascal is only looking for a PORTABLE radio ?
Sorry, I missed that.
by Patrick73
19 Nov 2018 09:33
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: Ideal MWDX Equipment?
Replies: 46
Views: 8313

Re: Ideal MWDX Equipment?

The D-808 is indeed a fine little radio (I own one), but I'm surprised one can consider it as an "ideal MW DX equipment".
A SDR would offer much more.
Just my 2 cents
by Patrick73
18 Nov 2018 20:13
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: Ideal MWDX Equipment?
Replies: 46
Views: 8313

Re: Ideal MWDX Equipment?

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by Patrick73
18 Nov 2018 16:18
Forum: EMC (Interference) Issues
Topic: Medium Wave Coaxial choke
Replies: 12
Views: 4538

Re: Medium Wave Coaxial choke

Further tests this afternoon in order to maybe lower the noise from my home side : - Tried different USB ports - front panel : no effect - Tried different USB ports - rear panel : no effect - Tried another USB cable : no effect - Switched off the internet router : no effect - Switched off the monito...
by Patrick73
18 Nov 2018 14:36
Forum: EMC (Interference) Issues
Topic: Medium Wave Coaxial choke
Replies: 12
Views: 4538

Re: Medium Wave Coaxial choke

I watched this video a few days ago ! Mark did a good job to reduce RFI.
I also own a 12V / 7A battery but noise level is the same when using an AC adpater (the one provided with the Weelbrook loop) whose cable is wrapped around a ferrite rod.
by Patrick73
18 Nov 2018 12:42
Forum: DX Alerts (FM)
Topic: Quiet Conditions on MW again ...
Replies: 4
Views: 609

Re: Quiet Conditions on MW again ...

When I went to bed last night at local midnight WWL was booming in. When I went to bed about at local midnight too, static crashes from Mediterranean sea + local RFI were booming in :evil: Very poor conditions from my alpine location : as usual, only very thin T/A traces on the waterfall (receiving...
by Patrick73
18 Nov 2018 12:11
Forum: EMC (Interference) Issues
Topic: Medium Wave Coaxial choke
Replies: 12
Views: 4538

Re: Medium Wave Coaxial choke

Thank you both Peter and Stuart for the tips.
by Patrick73
18 Nov 2018 12:02
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: Ideal MWDX Equipment?
Replies: 46
Views: 8313

Re: Ideal MWDX Equipment?

Merci Stuart ! I own an ALA1530LN loop and I'm happy with it. But it's actually the only 'decent' antenna I can mount on my very small balcony (3rd floor of a building). No doubt a flag is better but I'm afraid I can't build one here with such a restricted space. Keep smiling, you won't eat andouill...
by Patrick73
18 Nov 2018 11:43
Forum: EMC (Interference) Issues
Topic: Medium Wave Coaxial choke
Replies: 12
Views: 4538

Re: Medium Wave Coaxial choke

Yesterday evening, I ran a short test with a FT240-31 toroid core. I was able to wind up to 16 turns, not more due to the diameter of the coax. Very effective down to 2 MHz, but useless below, whether it was placed on the SDR or the antenna side or used around the USB cable. Maybe more turns are nee...
by Patrick73
18 Nov 2018 09:20
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: Ideal MWDX Equipment?
Replies: 46
Views: 8313

Re: Ideal MWDX Equipment?

You will have a better chance of success by using a non-amateur rig (see Arctic DX reviews) and using a 2m x 1m flag with small kafa2500 balun and resistors. Hi Stuart es all, For DX purpose, will a flag antenna be sensitive enough with such a short length of wire ? The sketches on kafa2500 page sh...
by Patrick73
17 Nov 2018 15:25
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Bonjour everyone!
Replies: 10
Views: 4076

Re: Bonjour everyone!

Hello Brieuc ! Content de te croiser ici ;-)
La clé que tu viens d'acquérir va t'ouvrir de nouveaux horizons, surtout là où tu es placé !
by Patrick73
17 Nov 2018 15:05
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: My father died this morning
Replies: 19
Views: 3779

Re: My father died this morning

My deepest thoughts, prayers and condolecences are with you Tim.
Take care.

Patrick
by Patrick73
16 Nov 2018 10:31
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: Western Sahara (AOE / MRC) 711 kHz
Replies: 5
Views: 431

Re: Western Sahara (AOE / MRC) 711 kHz

To be consistent, I use the DXCC list as a reference whatever the type of listening is (NDB, MW, FM etc). This means I would count SNRT 711 as a new 'country' (entity). But other people may count this one as MRC / CN prefix. I don't know if the FM List definition of countries is based on ITU, DXCC o...
by Patrick73
16 Nov 2018 10:05
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: Western Sahara (AOE / MRC) 711 kHz
Replies: 5
Views: 431

Western Sahara (AOE / MRC) 711 kHz

Hi there ! Does anyone know if SNRT at Al Aaiun is active on 711 ? Checked yesterday via a Kiwi SDR in Tenerife and nothing was audible. Considering the distance and the path between both locations, I guess it should be an easy catch. BTW : Western Sahara has it own HAM DXCC prefix (S0) ; MWlist sho...
by Patrick73
16 Nov 2018 09:52
Forum: Short Wave Broadcast Bands
Topic: It's everywhere!
Replies: 1
Views: 1307

Re: It's everywhere!

China on SW and Spain on MW : no way !!!
by Patrick73
16 Nov 2018 09:44
Forum: EMC (Interference) Issues
Topic: Medium Wave Coaxial choke
Replies: 12
Views: 4538

Re: Medium Wave Coaxial choke

Hi Dave ! To fight RFI on NDB band / MW, last month I purchased a GI300, Galvanic Isolator, from Bonito. Though quite effective for some people, this device is totally useless for me. Worse still, it brings even more noise whatever the frequency is, from LF to VHF (the GI300 is supposed to work from...
by Patrick73
07 Nov 2018 16:39
Forum: DX Alerts (FM)
Topic: Far-East increasing on MW!
Replies: 16
Views: 2494

Re: Far-East increasing on MW!

To make it short : 4QD should be somewhere between .007 and .011, right ?
by Patrick73
07 Nov 2018 11:45
Forum: DX Alerts (FM)
Topic: Far-East increasing on MW!
Replies: 16
Views: 2494

Re: Far-East increasing on MW!

John Faulkner, Skegness wrote: 07 Nov 2018 10:02 It doesn't drift as far down as 1548.011. I presume you mean up to 1548.0011.
Don't you mean : It doesn't drift as far down as 1548.0011. I suppose you mean up to 1548.011 ?
by Patrick73
08 Oct 2018 14:05
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: UNid 936 2200z
Replies: 12
Views: 2222

Re: UNid 936 2200z

Thank you all

The Pink Floyd track is from RNE Peter.
Thus, the other station is IRIB R. Markaze Azerbaijaneh Gharb.
No idea about the first extract (male voice) though.

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