Will test new data 808 portable in London 21-22/3/18

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Tim Bucknall
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Will test new data 808 portable in London 21-22/3/18

Post by Tim Bucknall » 17 Mar 2018 11:03

As above, Londons packed band should be a good test.

initial observations from home :Overall what a lovely little receiver at a great price
It passed my airband test and pulled in Manchester information on 128.175 at a good strength.

4G breakthrough in a couple of spots but there Is a mast very near home

Strong trunking signal on 79.1mhz prob spurious.

Nice 10khz tuning on FM and 1k tuning on airband
I felt there was slightly less gain on FM than tecsun models but I still heard blaenplwyf 104.0 between semi locals during bad ex.
I don't think I'll be a problem in real world dxing situations at DX spots.

I'll be staying in chiswick overnight and expect to get chance to do a bandscan unless I'm utterly exhausted.

I'm attending a reception at Parliament for the 100th anniversary of the Belarusian national Republic. Ex president shushkievich will be there.

It's my first time away from home since my disastrous travels last autumn where i was so ill I had to miss the conference I traveled for. So this London trip will help me find out what the limitations of my health are these days.
At least I'll be staying with friends not a hotel
Polish friends who can cook! Mmmmmm!

Can't remember when I last did a London pirate bandscan , I'm overdue for sure!

Am rebuilding my DX arsenal and wondering if handheld scanner still needed, if so there's really on the aor 8200 available. I find myself reaching for one at times then remembering I don't currently have one.

Never tried aor scanners before, how are they?
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Re: Will test new data 808 portable in London 21-22/3/18

Post by Tim Bucknall » 19 Mar 2018 07:25

Ps: RDS sensitivity is good imo
Radio Sheffield rds'ed on 104.1 which is a test I use
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Re: Will test new data 808 portable in London 21-22/3/18

Post by Tim Bucknall » 23 Mar 2018 10:26

Very impressed by the 808
I was too excited to sleep so dxed from midnight to dawn at Chiswick, West London
RDS doesn't remain when the signal is gone but still nice to have, useful for pirates that never Id or air blank carriers overnight
It was a weekday so I got a different view of the band to normal.

There was nothing below 88mhz except 2 BBC TV feeds 86.83 & 67.83

Speaking of which
I was interviewed by a Polish TV crew for Belsat
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Re: Will test new data 808 portable in London 21-22/3/18

Post by Nick Gilly » 23 Mar 2018 15:59

Look forward to reading your logs Tim.
Good DX.

Nick, Whitchurch, Hampshire.

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