a week of fleetsatcom logs

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Re: a week of fleetsatcom logs

Post by Tim Bucknall » 28 Dec 2015 19:18

I just did a test
the following were heard on an Alinco DJ-X11e scanner in NFM mode + Sharman Skyscan antenna over 2 days at various locations (during daytime only)

245.2 R Maria, Nicaragua* distorted on music but speech/ID's are clear
253.75 unid WFM BC*
253.85 Brazil Pirate
254.075 Unid WFM BC*
255.45 Brazil Pirates
255.55 Brazil Pirates
256.95 Pirates (usually Russian on this freq)
257.2 Brazil Pirates
257.425 Unid WFM BC, Prob Far East*
257.5 Brazil Pirates
261.7 Brazil Pirates
261.75 Braz Pirate
265.45 Brazil Pirates
265.55 Brazil Pirates
266.862 Russian "altai" Phone system
267.05 Brazil Pirates
269.95 R Eres, Quito*-very distorted on music but speech is mostly understandable

unids were weak & distorted, maybe with long term listening they could be ID'ed

so that's what a "budget" set up will hear hope that helps

the sharman aerial is excellent btw
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Re: a week of fleetsatcom logs

Post by satnipper » 28 Dec 2015 22:47

Hearing Braz Pirates on 253.75 right now.

You're right about Maria 245.2 - reliable beacon to check set-up.

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Re: a week of fleetsatcom logs

Post by Vesa Hienonen » 02 Mar 2016 18:38

This satcom listening is definitely interesting. I will try it this spring after setting up some equipment.

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Re: a week of fleetsatcom logs

Post by Tim Bucknall » 10 May 2016 14:12

Indian BC 268.25 very weak but the progs sound a lot like AIR
2nd even weaker unid mixing with it (too weak for a "modest" set up)


256.95 was on with trance music but no Id's last night
strong enough for a modest set up to hear

258.2 Army FM, Ukraine came on for a couple minutes and went off again
strong enough for a simple set up to hear

re: 269.95 on my log
Radio Eres has gone now, theres a weak African on the channel, difficult even on a sensitive set up
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Re: a week of fleetsatcom logs

Post by pioneer » 11 May 2016 00:36

and i thought i was the only one listening to these pirates, lol.
even though i cant make out a word there saying, but still interesting even though cant understand the language.

i listen in on an icom ic-r7000, with a dual band 2/70 white stick antenna.
good copy, and signal strength on it.

now heres a thing, got a dab dipole antenna up, on the main chimney,
thought would be interesting to see the results of that against the white stick, as its closer in frequency.

ran both antennas through a switcher box so could flick between dab and white stick antenna.
very surprised that the dab antenna picked up nothing at all, where as the white stick pulled them in no prob.

just thought the dab antenna may have been better seeing as its closer in frequency.

white stick it is.

mark.
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Re: a week of fleetsatcom logs

Post by Tim Bucknall » 11 May 2016 11:47

Hi Mark
Its Because the DAB aerial is vertical, probably if you'd listened forever some of the stronger Brazilians may have come through

i like hearing what people are using for satcom
if it stops P*ssing down for 5 seconds I'm really exited about hilltopping with the Comm Radio with its 25khz fm filter
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Re: a week of fleetsatcom logs

Post by pioneer » 11 May 2016 14:14

yea, thought as much,
must try putting it horizontal, lol.

so im taking it then these pirates are horizontaly polarised.
to be honest, never really looked into them, or the gear they are using.
its one of them things, you know there there, so you just have a listen now and again, without giving it any thought.

my equipment for satcom is the r7000 rx, now with a diamond x510, works ok.
of all the scaners in this shack, around 15, i stillcome back to the old faithfull, r7000.
its a reall workhorse and does well despite its age.

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Re: a week of fleetsatcom logs

Post by satnipper » 11 May 2016 17:27

The satcom signals are actually cross-polarised I believe. I use a vertical DAB yagi in France which works well but you do need to use a rotator.

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Re: a week of fleetsatcom logs

Post by pioneer » 12 May 2016 00:47

not really worth putting up yet another antenna on the rotator.
does not hold enough interest for me to messing around with another antenna.

crowded with antennas my place, anymore go up will get complaints.
only reason i tried the dab vertical dipole is because was already up, being used for dab on the seperates hifi system.
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Re: a week of fleetsatcom logs

Post by Tim Bucknall » 12 May 2016 10:46

cross polarised does make make more sense , but i definitely do better on H for some reason
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