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by illllm
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: New Users' experiences
Topic: Shortwave reception help
Replies: 14
Views: 4584

Re: Shortwave reception help

Using the band selection buttons seem to be better options. Not sure how but signal appears to be better and clearer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQL_OZjVpKg

This is around 5 PM on a partly cloudy winter evening.
by illllm
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: New Users' experiences
Topic: is this LW reception?
Replies: 11
Views: 4053

is this LW reception?

Am I receiving LW or is this an image?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLTUxC94LVA

Thanks !
by illllm
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: New Users' experiences
Topic: Shortwave reception help
Replies: 14
Views: 4584

Re: Shortwave reception help

Here is a comparision between the Loop on Port A and Whip on Port B. I have disconnected the isolation transformer. Much better now. Sorry about the messy floor :P . Aluminium foils were used to encapsulate the baluns :roll:

but here is the video

https://youtu.be/iYnAO9hc_dQ
by illllm
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: New Users' experiences
Topic: Shortwave reception help
Replies: 14
Views: 4584

Re: Shortwave reception help

Forgot to add, Thank you all for all your suggestions. I will try out all of them.
by illllm
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: New Users' experiences
Topic: Shortwave reception help
Replies: 14
Views: 4584

Re: Shortwave reception help

see this video . I posted it in the Antenna section https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIzoAdcMejQ&feature=youtu.be I have the same balun/isolation transformer. I have built many and experimented with many of them. In the first video posted above in this thread, (not the one in this post) , the saw...
by illllm
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: SDR Antennas
Topic: What’s going on here ?? Receiving but no antenna
Replies: 14
Views: 5057

Re: What’s going on here ?? Receiving but no antenna

Thank you all for responding. My USB cable is shielded and its exactly as shown in the picture above including the clamp on torrid cores. Yes its picking up stations with just the 1:1 connected.
by illllm
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: SDR Antennas
Topic: What’s going on here ?? Receiving but no antenna
Replies: 14
Views: 5057

Re: What’s going on here ?? Receiving but no antenna

still same..even on the carpet it picks up many shortwave stations.
by illllm
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: SDR Antennas
Topic: What’s going on here ?? Receiving but no antenna
Replies: 14
Views: 5057

Re: What’s going on here ?? Receiving but no antenna

Perhaps the coils are magnetically coupled to the metal server case they are sitting on? :?: will try it on the carpet tomorrow.
by illllm
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: SDR Antennas
Topic: What’s going on here ?? Receiving but no antenna
Replies: 14
Views: 5057

Re: What’s going on here ?? Receiving but no antenna

Sorry that is the mini whip. First no antenna, then attached whip, noise floor increased, then adder power noise floor rose but signal not much, then completely disconnected but signal was strong. I increased the volume a bit later on.
by illllm
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: SDR Antennas
Topic: What’s going on here ?? Receiving but no antenna
Replies: 14
Views: 5057

What’s going on here ?? Receiving but no antenna

https://youtu.be/eIzoAdcMejQ Very odd behavior. The isolation transformer seems to pick up transmission from 800 miles away and.....I am indoors. Scratching my head as to how this is possible. That’s Friday night oldies from a station in Lebanon, Tennessee and I am in Virginia. Also trying to connec...

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