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Equipment / Re: LOG Not Performing Well
« on: December 04, 2021, 2209 UTC »
I've been using a 8x10m LOG for a few years w/ my AFEDRI-SDR and it's been a decent performer.  It's using 12GA single conductor insulated wire. I do have to pump up the gain all the way on the SDR, however.  I think i'm using a 9:1 balun at the moment.

Equipment / Re: bigger LOG.....
« on: December 04, 2021, 2155 UTC »
....aaaaand noise.  Lots and lots of noise.  Put a broadcast HPF on the coax, but that didn't really help :( .  Tried playing around w/ the gain, and still no joy.  Going to see if it gets better this evening as sometimes there's periodic QRM around the neighborhood.....

This was with the smaller loop...although not this evening.

Equipment / bigger LOG.....
« on: December 04, 2021, 1956 UTC »
Getting ready to embark on a great experiment....expanding my current LOG (~8x10m) quite a bit.  Going to run around the house (driveway crossing be damned) for a 35x20m loop. 

Fingers crossed...if it works i'll be able to move my feed line much much closer to the shack in addition to whatever additional benefits a larger antenna might have.....

Now if i can only find my yard staples....

Shortwave Broadcast / WINB? 9265 AM 1724 UTC 27 NOV 2021
« on: November 27, 2021, 1729 UTC »
Very weak, mostly just a carrier on the WF with occasional bits of audio.  Tried doing some searches to see if i could eyeball the antenna and, well....it's interesting if I'm looking at the right thing.  The FCC database wasn't much help....anyone know the story here?

EDIT:  that's the feedline...it goes to a rhombic in a nearby field

General Radio Discussion / WMLK photos
« on: November 27, 2021, 1239 UTC »
Was on a road trip in PA and (moderately) surprised to see WMLK’s antenna still standing….

Just purchased a small ultrasonic humidifier for my office since the desert-like humidity levels play havoc with my sinuses.  I was pleasantly surprised that the wall briquette and the device did not hash up my radios....at least the bits of HF, VHF, and UHF I'm currently monitoring. 

That is all!

HF Mystery Signals / Re: UNID 6970 2019 UTC 19 NOV 2021--see waterfall
« on: November 21, 2021, 1448 UTC »
Intriguing….were you receiving directly or via a remote SDR?  I’d think they’d want to have as directional a signal as possible, so it raises the question why either of us would pick up if they’re targeting Europe. I guess I might catch some of the NJ signal, and you the CA-ish signal….

I was wondering about data compression but the only thing they need to transmit is a time stamp, the ticker symbol, and the price info…?

HF Mystery Signals / UNID 6970 2019 UTC 19 NOV 2021--see waterfall
« on: November 19, 2021, 2023 UTC »
Any ideas...twice these signals appeared simultaneously....

North American Shortwave Pirate / UNID 6970 AM 2012 UTC 19 NOV 2021
« on: November 19, 2021, 2013 UTC »
Music, barely above background. ~5kHz bandwidth..

Propagation / X1 solar flare & radio blackout ~1530 28 OCT 2021
« on: October 28, 2021, 1744 UTC »
Was wondering why reception was junk today....

North American Shortwave Pirate / UNID 6935 USB 0056 UTC 20 OCT 2021
« on: October 20, 2021, 0056 UTC »
guitar music...way down in the static. SIO 222 if that...

~0115 UTC: 

should point out i grabbed that off Chris's KiwiSDR, not mine...was too weak for me to copy

1351 UTC: maybe REM?  Weak signal at my location.  maybe SIO 243  <-weak signal, some fading, no real interference, easily intelligible. 
1404 UTC: station ID as WREM; signal getting stronger.  S-meter actually twitching from time to time. 

North American Shortwave Pirate / UNID 6950 WF 2257 UTC 18 OCT 2021
« on: October 18, 2021, 2306 UTC »
Waterfall images....not sure what the technical term is!

MW Loggings / Re: 1710 am WQFG689 Hudson County 0150 utc 5 Sep 2021
« on: October 12, 2021, 0233 UTC »
Have it loud and clear here in MD as well.  Looking back at the various logs this thing has been chugging along for awhile....

Software / WSPR?
« on: June 03, 2021, 0230 UTC »
Has anyone messed around w/WSPR on their SDRs?  Thought it might be a useful tool for monitoring real world propagation at my QTH.

Would be neat if Multimode added it…(nudges Chris… :))

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