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Where does the OIRT Band fit in?

Posted: 08 Oct 2014 22:50
by daveB
We have two sub-categories at the moment i.e. "Band 2 FM Dxing - including DAB" and "Low VHF DX'ing". So I am wondering where the OIRT Band would be reported?

As it seems to me that "Low VHF DX'ing" is primarily utility stations eg taxi's, police etc then I would have thought that stations in the OIRT Band would fit into the "Band 2 FM Dx-ing...." category. If so then maybe the category should be "64-108 MHz FM DX'ing including DAB" - except that there are a bunch of studio links in Italy in the 50 - 65 MHz range!

I expect the moderators would like to chew this one over among themselves before replying as it is a tricky one. Even low VHF Dxing is tricky as strictly speaking VHF starts at 30.0 MHz but utility transmissions below this frequency tend be encompassed.

Rgds

David
Sittingbourne

Re: Where does the OIRT Band fit in?

Posted: 09 Oct 2014 00:27
by Julian Hardstone
I think we will need a new forum. Maybe we will start with a single OIRT forum for all OIRT posts - but we've probably got about 6 months to think about it ;)

Re: Where does the OIRT Band fit in?

Posted: 09 Oct 2014 06:16
by Jim (Bournemouth)
I'd stick it in with Band 2, to be honest.
Just need to edit the sub-forum's heading to reflect.

Re: Where does the OIRT Band fit in?

Posted: 09 Oct 2014 09:31
by John Faulkner, Skegness
I assumed OIRT would just go in with band 2. A separate subforum could be put in. Just a bit worried about having too many subforums.

We can change the way the subforums are laid out, including the subforums in the same row (Look at Band II Reports & Loggings and how the "Subforum: Member Logbook" fits in).

We were discussing how some other forums have dozens and dozens of subforums. One radio group even have a different subforum for each day of loggings. There are many way these things can be laid out and I dare say we will need to look at adding or merging things along the way. We are just watching how things develop at the moment so there will probably be one or two changes along the way.

Please keep your opinions coming in.

Re: Where does the OIRT Band fit in?

Posted: 09 Oct 2014 11:36
by Chris Howles
I'm with Jim and John on this and would just combine it with the FM section as its not too far away from the FM band frequency wise and they are pretty much affected by the same modes of propagation.

Re: Where does the OIRT Band fit in?

Posted: 09 Oct 2014 13:07
by Andrew Webster,Wigan
Yes I agree it should in the FM section and Ideally in a subforum to avoid having FM and OIRT mixed together as it would make it tidier.

Edit:Just noticed a separate section for OIRT that's better.

Andy

Re: Where does the OIRT Band fit in?

Posted: 09 Oct 2014 23:43
by John Faulkner, Skegness
Done!

Re: Where does the OIRT Band fit in?

Posted: 07 Dec 2014 16:02
by mediterraneandxer
Looking forward to seeing some ORT loggings by capable parties. My own efforts have been a big dud. Nothing but static!

Re: Where does the OIRT Band fit in?

Posted: 04 Jan 2016 16:58
by Tim Bucknall
you should be well positioned for the Caucasus & Ukraine,
I logged Ukraine in Malta via E skip on 66.53 I think that Tx is Tarnopol?