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by pe1etr
12 Dec 2019 08:04
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: 1350 AM activated in Europe+Middle East at night
Replies: 2
Views: 45

Re: 1350 AM activated in Europe+Middle East at night

The Atlantic is a different direction to Armenia, use a flag.
by pe1etr
11 Dec 2019 07:51
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: Conditions (What conditions?)
Replies: 15
Views: 151

Re: Conditions (What conditions?)

pe1etr wrote:
11 Dec 2019 06:26
Rumours of TA being back?
Is it safe to test my new equipment?
Yes, MW is back to portable radio levels outside.
Quite fair sigs, but too cold to spend more than a few mins outside.

Peter
by pe1etr
11 Dec 2019 06:26
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: Conditions (What conditions?)
Replies: 15
Views: 151

Re: Conditions (What conditions?)

Rumours of TA being back?
Is it safe to test my new equipment?
by pe1etr
10 Dec 2019 13:30
Forum: Antennas
Topic: MLA-30 a poor man's Wellbrook
Replies: 9
Views: 174

Re: MLA-30 a poor man's Wellbrook

Yes sorry. It's not a power supply. My mistake. I need to get this CCW up at some point but waiting on cables and a suitable way of putting up the loop. There is a comparison on YouTube which shows that the MLA-30 is better than the CCW device. I was considering the CCW loop as it is a lot cheaper ...
by pe1etr
10 Dec 2019 12:39
Forum: Antennas
Topic: MLA-30 a poor man's Wellbrook
Replies: 9
Views: 174

Re: MLA-30 a poor man's Wellbrook

Received mine yesterday. Also have the new Cross Country Wireless loop designed as a rival to the MLA-30, i.e cost effective with decent performance. Yet to set up the CCW. These are my most first loops so I don't know what to expect. The MLA-30 certainly boosts signal levels far beyond my reel ant...
by pe1etr
10 Dec 2019 09:24
Forum: DX Alerts (FM)
Topic: Tropo trying on FM
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: Tropo trying on FM

Not really coastal, but I'm sure it was just stations you get anyway. My UHF TV Aerial is non-directional on FM.
by pe1etr
09 Dec 2019 22:14
Forum: DX Alerts (FM)
Topic: Tropo trying on FM
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Tropo trying on FM

A bit in and out but gradually improving. The Airspy HF+ Discovery is so clean I can detect signals that would be buried in hash/overload on the SDRplay.

Peter
by pe1etr
08 Dec 2019 18:59
Forum: Antennas
Topic: MLA-30 a poor man's Wellbrook
Replies: 9
Views: 174

Re: MLA-30 a poor man's Wellbrook

AMDXHUN wrote:
08 Dec 2019 18:40
Try to replace the PSU module using non-switching 12v adaptor!
Why? Have you done that to yours?
by pe1etr
08 Dec 2019 14:29
Forum: Antennas
Topic: MLA-30 a poor man's Wellbrook
Replies: 9
Views: 174

Re: MLA-30 a poor man's Wellbrook

Tim Bucknall wrote:
08 Dec 2019 13:51
your noise floor sounds quiet
is the MLA rejecting everything?
It rejects quite a lot up to about 6MHz. Higher than that the noise wins. A bigger loop is better than the provided loop. I need to experiment with it outside in a lower noise environment. Soon ;)
Peter
by pe1etr
08 Dec 2019 13:17
Forum: Receivers
Topic: Hanrongda HRD-737 wideband Receiver unboxing
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: Hanrongda HRD-737 wideband Receiver unboxing

Tim Bucknall wrote:
08 Dec 2019 13:09
thanks,what an astonishing little rx, i've ordered one
yw Tim. Don't expect too much of it though.
Peter
by pe1etr
08 Dec 2019 10:43
Forum: Receivers
Topic: Hanrongda HRD-737 wideband Receiver unboxing
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Hanrongda HRD-737 wideband Receiver unboxing

Continuous VHF coverage from 30-230MHz as well as selected individual bands Full HF from 2.3-30MHz also.
https://youtu.be/ZMYEeiOPULE

Peter Wilson
Blackpool UK
by pe1etr
06 Dec 2019 15:19
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: Conditions picking up?
Replies: 9
Views: 209

Re: Conditions picking up?

Thanks John.
New equipment arrives and I have been unable to test it properly. I rigged up the MLA-30 with a larger wire loop up on a wall indoors and got nothing on 10kHz spacing on MW. In theory it should be good enough for some TA even indoors.
by pe1etr
06 Dec 2019 14:18
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: Conditions picking up?
Replies: 9
Views: 209

Re: Conditions picking up?

"A midwinter anomaly still exists. The indices are low but so is the DX. However, there were a few signs that things might be improving this morning."

So that is the reason that the only TA station I can get is WBBR, and nothing I am doing wrong.
by pe1etr
04 Dec 2019 23:05
Forum: Antennas
Topic: MLA-30 a poor man's Wellbrook
Replies: 9
Views: 174

MLA-30 a poor man's Wellbrook

My MLA-30 magnetic loop antenna arrived today. It isn't quite a Wellbrook, but as it costs about 10% of a Wellbrook, it is good value. It packs up very small, so is ideal for taking on Dxpeditions. I was unsure whether to put this here or under MW LW. I have tried it indoors and hanging out of a win...
by pe1etr
04 Dec 2019 00:15
Forum: Receivers
Topic: Airspy HF+ Discovery
Replies: 10
Views: 361

Re: Airspy HF+ Discovery

I forgot to upload an unboxing video.
Here it is:
https://youtu.be/Gzhjoc1tGiw

Peter
by pe1etr
03 Dec 2019 23:25
Forum: Receivers
Topic: Testing my new Eton Elite Traveler on MW outside
Replies: 0
Views: 36

Testing my new Eton Elite Traveler on MW outside

Poor TA conditions. Nothing audible in the house, only one TA station audible outside. 1130 WBBR.
https://youtu.be/WmeelGV3MOY

Peter Wilson
Blackpool UK
by pe1etr
03 Dec 2019 20:30
Forum: Receivers
Topic: XHDATA 808 FM reception
Replies: 21
Views: 560

Re: XHDATA 808 FM reception

Hello Alex.
Video here:
See YouTube description and video captions for details.
https://youtu.be/-rsU9SLAVRM

Peter Wilson
Blackpool UK
by pe1etr
03 Dec 2019 20:29
Forum: Receivers
Topic: Tropo from Ireland received on an Eton Elite Traveler RDS portable
Replies: 0
Views: 35

Tropo from Ireland received on an Eton Elite Traveler RDS portable

See YouTube description and video captions for details.
https://youtu.be/-rsU9SLAVRM

Peter Wilson
Blackpool UK
by pe1etr
03 Dec 2019 10:46
Forum: DX Alerts (FM)
Topic: Tropo 3rd December
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Re: Tropo 3rd December

Good here at the seafront between 0930and 1000. Winter Hill bashed by Dublin adjacents on my new portable. Several Irish stations with RDS.

Peter
Blackpool
by pe1etr
02 Dec 2019 22:31
Forum: DX Alerts (FM)
Topic: Tropo
Replies: 1
Views: 100

Re: Tropo

Yes, starting to come through here, IRL not ISL.
Testing my new portable. Arrived 3 days early from the USA (half the price of my XHDATA, but probably better on FM)

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