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by g1hbe
Sun Jun 12, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SDRplay Ghost signals
Replies: 8
Views: 3010

Re: SDRplay Ghost signals

Hi Khitryy. The way the RSP works means it has spurious responses just like any other. Sadly, the RSP has a spurious DAB response in the 70 MHz area and even though the front-end filters reduce this, it does not go away completely. I'm not sure whether the response is due to an unwanted mix in the t...
by g1hbe
Tue May 24, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: New Users' experiences
Topic: Can only pick up my local radio station
Replies: 4
Views: 2539

Re: Can only pick up my local radio station

Hi John It's hard to tell from those shots, but it looks like you might have the settings all wrong for what you are trying to receive. In the first shot, you seem to be tuned to 236 KHz AM. That's LW radio. I'm not sure where you live, but do you have LW radio there? Also a Skyscan antenna won't be...
by g1hbe
Sat May 07, 2016 12:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: sdr-console, no audio output on cw
Replies: 2
Views: 1312

Re: sdr-console, no audio output on cw

This is one of the reasons I gave up on Console. Everything an be going fine, then you start looking at weak signals and...no audio. It is something that has plagued Console from the earlier versions. The other main reason is that I find Console over complex and difficult to 'drive'. I'll stick to H...
by g1hbe
Fri May 06, 2016 7:32 am
Forum: SDRplay related
Topic: Ferrite and interference spikes?
Replies: 10
Views: 6178

Re: Ferrite and interference spikes?

Hi Mike. This seems to be a common problem and it's one I have as well, mainly between 30 and 60 MHz and again around 440/460 MHz. In my case, removing the antenna gets rid of them, indicating it's a local interference source. No amount of filtering or screening makes any difference. I think the adv...
by g1hbe
Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: SDRplay related
Topic: Serveral Issues here - pls help
Replies: 7
Views: 2114

Re: Serveral Issues here - pls help

I notice that in all these cases of poor reception, the wanted signal is lined up with the DC spike. Surely this is a no-no? Why not just move the wanted frequency to one side? Apologies if I've mis-read the situation (I'm good at that...).
by g1hbe
Fri Mar 18, 2016 1:48 am
Forum: SDRplay related
Topic: Interference 255mhz
Replies: 2
Views: 1336

Re: Interference 255mhz

It's a known problem. Because the SDRPlay uses a converter to cover this frequency range, images are a problem. Try selecting a different LO frequency (EXTIO> advanced) or if this is not possible, an external filter.
by g1hbe
Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: W3GAS reviews the SDRplay RSP
Replies: 3
Views: 1671

Re: W3GAS reviews the SDRplay RSP

Hmm. Nice review, but it is possible to get a bit over-excited when you have something new in your shack. In the paragraph where he refers to analogue scanners and the reception of police and fire utilities, he states that with a conventional scanner you would need 'loads of antennas and pre-ampifie...
by g1hbe
Sat Feb 20, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The station name thing
Replies: 36
Views: 8927

Re: The station name thing

Aha! Any chance of a bigger button so that oafs like me won't miss it in future? :roll: It's very small and crammed into one corner, don't you think? Is this button mentioned anywhere? Many thanks for you help.
by g1hbe
Sat Feb 20, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The station name thing
Replies: 36
Views: 8927

Re: The station name thing

Thanks. I tried what you said and saw no change I'm afraid. One piece of info which I forgot to mention is that when I hover the mouse cursor over the selected frequency on the waterfall I see a tiny 'document' symbol appear at the cursor. But I never see a text pane popping up. It's like everything...
by g1hbe
Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:16 am
Forum: SDRplay related
Topic: SDRplay and MW/LF Reception
Replies: 7
Views: 4986

Re: SDRplay and MW/LF Reception

I agree. The SDRPlay gives my AOR AR5001d a serious run for its money at LF and MW(AM). Due to noise I can no longer use wire antennas, but on the Wellbrook loop the Play brings in stations just as well as the 5001. The only drawback is spurious responses, you have to know which signals are real and...

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