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Longwave Loggings / 100kHz time signal? 1320UTC 2/27/2022
« on: February 27, 2022, 1325 UTC »
Seeing/hearing a bit of a time signal on 100kHz. Can hear on both longwire and vertical. Can't make out the station ID, but there are parts that sound like English. Thought it might be BPL China. Thoughts?

Receiving about the same strength as WWVB 60 kHz, but not nearly as steady signal. Image? Real?

+20 supposedly from the Miaoli site at 1kw. Pretty strong.

Shortwave Broadcast / Unid 5219 AM 1256 utc 22 Aug 2021
« on: August 22, 2021, 1257 UTC »
1256 S5 QSB, Talk, possibly Chinese

Shortwave Broadcast / Unid 5209 AM 1253 utc 22 Aug 2021
« on: August 22, 2021, 1254 UTC »
1254 S5, QSB, sounds like hymns, can't make out language. Bursts of data on frequency.

The Atom based sticks don't have the horsepower. The i3 Intel sticks do. Unfortunately, the Intel sticks with anything above Atom use a micro fan that runs continuously.

I can attest that the Azulle brand PC sticks running Win10 Pro, 32 bit, are very good for single purpose use, like decoding ACARS, SafetyNet, FleetNet, and ADS-B, since the signals are narrowband and defined. Stick a RTL-SDR on it and go.

S7 lite fade in S. Texas on vertical. Compressed. Decent sound for AM PR.

The host audio is hotter than the music and has more dynamics.

10/11 meters / 2135 UTC 29250 FM repetitive chirp
« on: May 30, 2021, 2139 UTC »
a very brief chirp, sounds almost like packet, but not. Repeats on a 15 second cycle. Transmission is maybe .25 seconds. Signal is not steady. Sometimes it fades off for a couple cycles then comes back strong again. S3 is about the highest.

Software / Re: DRM for Android? Sounds more practical.
« on: May 16, 2021, 1339 UTC »
did it work?

Equipment / Re: Sangean ATS-909X2 Launch + Pre-Order
« on: April 04, 2021, 1725 UTC »
I would expect a metal case at that price point

Shortwave Broadcast / Radio Educacion 6185 AM 1120 utc 03 MAR 2021
« on: March 02, 2021, 2325 UTC »
1123 - station ID
1124 - S5- S9 QSB, decent signal considering

Equipment / Re: BCD436HP CB reception tells me I'm on a diff freq
« on: January 30, 2021, 1610 UTC »
If the two CB walkie talkies can talk to each other when set to the same channel, it's doubtful that both would have the exact same failure causing an identical shift. I'm voting for spurious emissions or front end overload from the talkies.

Which GE talkies are they?

10/11 meters / 11m open to ? Lots of traffic on 27095
« on: January 30, 2021, 1603 UTC »
sounds like I'm picking up a ton of control signals, several stations at the same time. Only phone activity so far was 27015 in Spanish.

2240 - deep fades but S9 peaks. Great audio - 'Do It All The Time'


[size=78%]AM - repetitive Blazing Saddles clip playback [/size]

screwed with one for 4 hours today and could not get it down lower than 2:1 SWR best case and only on the lowest part of the band. Also, how the heck does it mount? The diagram shows it stuck on top of a pole in line with the pole. Never seen a CP antenna mounted like that. I stuck it on sideways like it looks like it is really supposed to be, but not geed results.

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