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  Antarctica base broadcast on 19-20 September 2020
Posted by: SeyfiGenc - 09-19-2020, 01:41 PM - Forum: Schedules - No Replies


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  Radio New Zealand
Posted by: HalukMesci - 08-29-2020, 03:15 PM - Forum: Receptions - No Replies

Radio New Zealand reception in Oakville, Ontario CANADA, Aug. 29th, 2020
UTC 7.00 onwards. 5945 kHz. 34343 to 44444, with male DJ playing requests etc. News on the hour.

The receiver is Palstar R30 HF Receiver, 15 m longwire coupled to 9:1 balun and W6LVP Magnetic Loop Antenna Power Inserter.

Partial recording of reception can be heard at https://soundcloud.com/haluk-mesci/radio...ustos-2020

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  Turkish MW Broadcasts / Türkçe Orta Dalga Radyo Yayınları
Posted by: SeyfiGenc - 08-29-2020, 01:08 PM - Forum: Schedules - No Replies

Türkçe Orta Dalga Radyo Yayınları

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  Rádio Romania English broadcast 13 August 2020 13.37 UTC
Posted by: SeyfiGenc - 08-13-2020, 07:26 PM - Forum: Receptions - No Replies

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Question Cuban Spy Numbers
Posted by: HalukMesci - 07-25-2020, 12:12 AM - Forum: 'Spy Numbers' Stations - No Replies

I kept seeing the listing of 'Cuban Spy Numbers' for quite a long time, but I never logged a transmission. Well, until today, in Toronto Canada. July 24, 2020.

11635 kHz, UTC 20.29

Transmission comprised of a female announcer reading out numbers in Spanish, intermissions was by a) sharp BFO-beat like b) other longer, jammer-like signals.

Listened for nearly 10 mins. Signal was clear and louder than typical Radio Habana broadcasts, propagating some.

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  A Turkish radio programs from old newspapers
Posted by: SeyfiGenc - 07-22-2020, 07:32 PM - Forum: Bulletins - No Replies

A Turkish radio programs from old newspapers

1. 6 Mayıs 1938 tarihli İstanbul Radyosu yayın programı, İstanbul Yeni Sabah gazetesinden

2. Sütunun devamında dünya radyolarının programlarından seçmeler

3. 28 Kasım 1934 Ulus Gazetesi  (Ankara)

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  A different SWL experience
Posted by: HalukMesci - 07-19-2020, 09:35 PM - Forum: SDR Receivers - No Replies

I don't remember exactly when I first read about SDR - software-defined radios. Judging from the fact that I am an SWL since the early '70s, one may excuse my bad memory. I can safely say though, my first sdr brand was not SDRPlay. 

Yes, it was early 2000's and my first sdr was WINRADIO, for a simple reason: It came out much before SDRPlay! 

A forum of seasoned radio listeners is not going to ask 'hey, what's an SDR and how does it work?' but here's a quote from WINRADIO website winradio.com about my unit: "A Software Defined Radio (SDR) is such where demodulation and the last IF (intermediate frequency) processing are done entirely in software. Usually this means using a DSP, but in the case of the G305e, this processing is done on a PC. Most modern PCs are now faster and more powerful than many DSPs were only a few years ago. So, if you own a PC, the chances are that you already own an important part of a software-defined radio receiver!"

WINRADIO was Australian and I had to carry out a lot of online correspondence to get it put on my credit card: The amount of money involved at the time was a wee bit outside my limit but was not impossible thanks to a quick shift up of the figure on my accountWell, I managed to buy the lowest rung on the ladder and had it DHL'd to Canada where I was at the time.  It arrived swiftly, after a brief but uneasy wait, but I had to go to a store to pick it up because there was a customs duty to be paid. The flat I stayed was a certain 14th storey of a high-rise and of course, I did not have a proper antenna. However, that did not keep me from trying out the radio. With the help of a telescoping antenna, also a simple longwire balun -both sold by WINRADIO, of course- I was able to test my new outfit. [To see the unit, go to http://winradio.com/home/g305e.htmToday I can tell you the interface on my Mac was bland -it was their cheapest unit- but the result was exciting. I still have the unit, truly in a mint condition, in its original box, working perfectly, with a DRM decoder too. (I can happily sell it to anyone interested, by the way.)

Well, years went by and I came across some web material about a new sdr unit, marvelous in price and reception, called SDRPlay which was British made. I got their web site and after a short consideration, took a bold step to order it. Bold, because it was going to come through 'mail'! I didn't know what I had to endure in terms of customs red-tape.

So, one day I found a mail slip on my door, saying I had a packet but had to pick it up at the post office. I felt 'oh boy, here we go!' But... Nothing happened! The guy checked my ID and just handed me the packet. It was such a small envelope that I guess they didn't bother opening it. I took the unit out of the envelope right there in my car. A small, black, plastic box, it was. 

Went home quickly, but couldn't try the unit right away. Being a Mac person, I had to figure out a way to get the needed software. 

OK, let me speed up: After a short period of time and labor with the required simple terminal operated things, I got the software called CubicSDR up and running. (PCs that run on Windows or Linux are catered better in software but, anyway.)

And voila! My home in Alaçatı-Turkey had a plain but fair antenna arrangement, a longwire and a Wellbrook loop, and a good geographical location. So, I was able to see the claimed marvel with my own eyes on my Mac's screen. Even the weak signals were detectable and separated, tuned to. There was also a resident 'sound recording' feature.

To learn more about RSP1, the SDRPlay unit I got (though discontinued now), the official stuff, you can go to https://www.sdrplay.com/rsp1

I have this unit to this day too. Still working properly, given the right antenna... And no, I am not gonna sell it even if someone wants to buy it.

There are by the way much cheaper sdr units in the market, but, hey... 

One's gotta be rich to buy the cheapo.

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  PL360 Alarm frequency
Posted by: SeyfiGenc - 07-15-2020, 07:15 AM - Forum: PL-360 - Replies (1)

I setup alarm to my PL360. But I can't change to frequency. It's at 855 kHz so in the morning this frequency empty and I can get up with like a buzzer. 
Could you describe me how can I change alarm frequency to Tecsun PL-360?

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Photo QSL from TRT VoT arrived today
Posted by: DL0103SWL - 07-14-2020, 01:13 PM - Forum: QSL Cards - No Replies

Attached QSL from TRT VoT arrived today

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  Antarctica base broadcast
Posted by: SeyfiGenc - 07-09-2020, 06:26 PM - Forum: Broadcast Stations - No Replies

According to SWling.com/blog,
 "Saturday, July 11, from 1400 to 1500 UTC, a test broadcast from LRA 36 Radio Nacional Arcángel San Gabriel on 15476 khz using USB."

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