Sittingbourne Logs 18th March 2016

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daveB
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Sittingbourne Logs 18th March 2016

Post by daveB » 18 Mar 2016 22:07

Well here are today's reception logs - as generated by the scanning software and using a spreadsheet with embedded 'program' to marry up the frequency logs with the RDS Spy logs. The logs are in csv format which can be downloaded and opened with Excel, OpenOfficeCalc or even Notepad. I've done it this way as most of the stations received on the vertical are fairly regular here and I'm not intending to log them on FMList.

There are a very few discrepancies in the frequency data due to the uncertainties with the RDSSpy timing - but with around a 98% accuracy I'm quite pleased with what I've been able to achieve.

RTL dongle on 5 ele compact hor. yagi beaming 110 deg. SDR# with Jeff Knapp's full scanner - all UK stations have been removed from the log
https://app.box.com/s/3lc9yjbabdidybf97fxu7vqus4oe7hcc

SDRPlay on 3 ele Vertical beaming 90 deg. SDR# with Andy Pritchard's RDSDataLogger - RDS log from SDR# decoder
https://app.box.com/s/6da3a8p2rzfdwm1l5iyibg727s9cxd58

SDRPlay on 3 ele Vertical beaming 90 deg. SDR# with Andy Pritchard's RDSDataLogger - but the RDS log is from RDSSpy decoder
https://app.box.com/s/nxa6d4q2mb4k8hdymsopgrzzqrs4cqp8

Compare the 2nd and 3rd files - they are exactly the same scan from RDSDataLogger but that RDSSpy gives 346 entries compared to 114 entries from the SDR# decoder. This shows just how much more effective RDSSpy is at getting pi codes out of a marginal signal.
SDRPlay, AirSpyMini, RTL dongles, SB920s, Yamaha TX930. 5 ele compact yagi on rotator at 18ft agl. FM5 facing east, FM5 facing south, FM3 facing NE, OIRT dipole, 3-ele Moxon vertical facing east.

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