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by NoelC
Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: SDR Antennas
Topic: Great experience with PAR Electronics EF-SWL
Replies: 22
Views: 4409

Re: Great experience with PAR Electronics EF-SWL

I got to thinking... The CB band is up near 30 MHz, right? Not that I want to listen to any of that chatter, but I thought I'd tune around that area to see whether I'm receiving anything. Looks like a fair bit, and most CB transmitters aren't too powerful, so I guess the antenna actually is receivin...
by NoelC
Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: SDR Antennas
Topic: Great experience with PAR Electronics EF-SWL
Replies: 22
Views: 4409

Re: Great experience with PAR Electronics EF-SWL

Are these some of those beacons you were talking about?

I don't know how to decode them digitally yet.

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-Noel
by NoelC
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: SDR Antennas
Topic: Great experience with PAR Electronics EF-SWL
Replies: 22
Views: 4409

Re: Great experience with PAR Electronics EF-SWL

Another anecdotal bit of into that implies my antenna is strongest up to about 15 MHz...

I just noticed that most of the stations I've added to my MEM. PANEL over the past 6 months are between roughly 500 kHz and 15 MHz.

-Noel
by NoelC
Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: SDR Antennas
Topic: Great experience with PAR Electronics EF-SWL
Replies: 22
Views: 4409

Re: Great experience with PAR Electronics EF-SWL

OK, at 20:00 UTC Some NAVTEX/SITORB started up at 518 kHz loud and clear...

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-Noel
by NoelC
Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: SDR Antennas
Topic: Great experience with PAR Electronics EF-SWL
Replies: 22
Views: 4409

Re: Great experience with PAR Electronics EF-SWL

I'll be happy to try to capture some data... I don't know how to decode NDB signals, not having done so before. If you'll let me know what software / decoding to use I'll give it a try. I do see some signals down in the VLF range right now. I'm getting some pretty strong lightning QRN - not surprisi...
by NoelC
Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: SDR Antennas
Topic: Great experience with PAR Electronics EF-SWL
Replies: 22
Views: 4409

Re: Great experience with PAR Electronics EF-SWL

The kit is simply a nice package, with good quality components. Yeah, it's just a wire and a balun and an SO-238 connector for coax. But it's a good wire, a nice box, and a quality connector. :) I haven't noticed a lack of signals at any particular set of frequencies... I pick up stuff all across th...
by NoelC
Sun May 14, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: SDRuno
Topic: Amateur VHF/UHF Problem
Replies: 2
Views: 750

Re: Amateur VHF/UHF Problem

Make sure to enable the LNA (left button in the MAIN window).

-Noel
by NoelC
Sat May 13, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: SDRuno
Topic: Verifying Install?
Replies: 2
Views: 741

Re: Verifying Install?

Stick a wire in the antenna port. You should be able to pick up something.

-Noel
by NoelC
Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: SDRuno
Topic: What's This Minor Audio Distortion From?
Replies: 1
Views: 619

What's This Minor Audio Distortion From?

From time to time I've tuned in the US time station WWV and noticed a little bit of distortion in the time announcement in the form of a "crackle". Specifically, it's on the word "hours", right on the first syllable. Here are some examples: http://Noel.ProDigitalSoftware.com/Foru...
by NoelC
Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: SDRuno
Topic: Wish List
Replies: 2
Views: 838

Re: Wish List

Not to try to talk you out of your (good) suggestions, but regarding your item 3, just in case you haven't run across it yet... If you press the [MCTR] button at the top right of the RX CONTROL window, clicking entries you have saved in the MEM PANEL will change modes and tune the stations you click...

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