|SW=G8JCFSDR - Soft66ADD(EXTIO) - IBM
18/03/2013 checking lowest frequency heard
3311 23H00 noise - Not real, image of 3335
3335 23H01 noise/jamming/digital (real)
3069 23H03 AM image of 3080
3080 23H03 AM S6 Radio China - Spanish not on this freq
3000 23H05 AM S5 Radio Romania Int. Engl - not on this freq !
3413 23H15 USB Volmet - very weak (compared to what it should be)
3723 23H17 LSB Ham EA (weak)
3740 23H19 LSB Ham weak
3985 23H23 AM S5 Voice of Croatia
5060 23H30 AM S9 Voice of Turkey Eng (ok!)
5991 23H34 AM S9+6dB Image of 6015 > the real 5990 cannot be heard!
6015 23H35 AM S9 Radio Romania Int, Engl
6060 23H37 AM S7 Voice of Iran, Arabic, also heard on 6036 !
6175 23H39 AM S8 Radio China Int - Spanish also heard on 5151 S7
7220 23H41 AM S9 R. Romana Intl. Engl. also heard on 7196 S9
7350 23H43 AM S9 R. China Intl. Engl. also heard on 7326 !
19/03/2013 9965 00H07 AM S7 R. Cairo also heard on 9941 S7
9800 00H09 AM S4 R. China Intl, Spanish - also heard on 9776 S5
9750 00H11 AM S5 Voice of Russia , Spanish - also heard on 9726
9590 00H14 AM S7 R. China Intl - Spanish - also heard on 9566 S7
19/03/2013 checking DRM
9450 07H10 DRM RRI German 90kW decoded on 9426 (screenshot)
9780 07H13 DRM REE S5 too weak
7355 07H15 DRM BBC WS S9 decoded on 7331 16,92kbps 24,7dB + Journaline (screen)
11635 07H20 DRM VOR Engl S7 13,6 kbps decoded on 11661 (screenshot)
5875 07H30 DRM BBC WS S9 decoded on 5851 S8 16,92kbps (screenshot)
9780 07H44 DRM REE 17,46kbps still too weak 9,1dB (screenshot)
19/03/2013 checking highest frequency heard
17895 12H33 AM Arabic S5 - also on 17871 S7
17755 12H36 AM V of Turkey, german, S7 - also on 17731 S8
17765 12H38 AM R Romania Intl, Engl S6 - also on 17741 S8
17705 12H39 AM Saudi Arabia, arabic, S6 - also on 17681 S9!
17650 12H41 AM chineese S6 - also 17626 S6
21570 12H44 AM R Romania Intl S6 - also on 21546 S8
21540 12H45 AM Kuwait, Arabic S9 - also on 21516 S9
21505 12H46 AM Saudi Arabia, arabic S8 - also on 21481 S9+
Note: found several cases where signal is stronger on "duplicate" freq.
19/03/2013 5505 22H52 USB Shannon Air Met Report S4 also heard on 5481 LSB
Below, ticking the "DAC" box on the Soft66ADH Control Panel and checking low frequencies
19/03/2013 1206 23H03 AM France Info Néac (local!) S7
seem to be some birdies. to be checked.
1997 23H12 AM Radio Romania Intl, Engl, S9 ! but not on this freq! also on 1989
disappears if you unclick the "DAC"
2043 23H15 AM R. China, spanish S8 ! but not on this freq. also on 2051 S8
6175 23H25 AM R. China, spanish S9 - also on 6151 S9+ (DAC has no effect)
19/03/2013 3965 23H32 DRM RFI S7 14,56kbps decoded on 3941 - weak 11dB
Note: I found the way to decode DRM on right frequency instead of reversed one.
Just tick the "Flip input spectrum" on Dream display window.
22/03/2013 8728 09H20 USB S6 Monaco Radio (MAR)
22/03/2013 Checking medium waves at mid day.
Should be heard : Spain on 1485, 1476,1107, 990, 900, 855, 774, 756, 639, 558
France on 1206, 945, 792, 711
What I hear : 1206 and 1182 (poor) which is only local tx.
Just means will need to try a real medium wave coil ant instead of dipole.
22/03/2013 9625 12H09 DRM S8 Voice of Russia , quite solid signal with two audio channels:
RUVR 3A English at 12.58kbps (screen) and RUVR 3B Russian at 8,38 kbps (screen)
5450 20H40 RAF Volmet S4
5505 20H45 Shannon Volmet S5
3413 20H57 Shannon Volmet S4
1650 21H03 CROSS Meteo very weak
2677 21H05 CROSS Meteo S3 very weak (non readable...)
Checking MW : Again except the local 1206, stations were not found where they are supposed to be...
Found this FIXED by ticking " L>R "
After this, confirmed 1440kHz, 1089kHz, 1467 kHz received at right place (not so strong)
Mostly noise below 1 MHz
22/03/2013 9950 21H46 DRM S8 All India Radio 20,8 kbps - solid copy (screen)
5616 22H22 USB S5 Gander Radio (weak)
5598 22H37 USB S5 Santa Maria
Note : Still need to find how to filter the image frequency. QuickStart guide seems to explain it
except that..... I do not have those buttons on my screen (CAL.... et )
23/03/2013 9625 09H15 DRM S7 Voice of Russia, solid copy, two audio channels
RUVR 3A 12,58kbps German (screen) + RUVR 3B 8,38kbps English (screen)
24/03/2013 15120 19H32 DRM Voice of Nigeria - English - S6 - 9,18kbps - solid (screen)
This is where I could fix the image (non) rejection problem
with some exchanges on YahooGroup G8JCFSDR
See the Utilisation section
05/04/2013 9810 16H05 AM French Radio Roumanie S9+
9579 16H06 AM French Medi1 S9
11690 16H07 AM French Radio Chine Int S9
11950 16H08 AM French R Roumanie S9
9900 16H09 AM French Voix de la Russie S8
11635 16H10 AM French Voix de la Russie S8
15245 16H11 AM French Voix de la Corée (Pyongyang) S6
9730 16H12 AM English Voice of Vietnam S8
7280 16H13 AM English Voice of Vietnam S7
11965 16H14 AM English Radio China Intl S9
15140 16H16 DRM Russian All India Radio Khampur 20,88kbps 21dB (screen)
9880 17H15 DRM Italian Voice of Russia RUVR 3A 14,56kbps 22dB (screen)
13765 17H20 AM French Radio Vatican S9
15570 17H20 AM French Radio Vatican S9
11690 17H21 AM French Radio Chine Intl S9+
15300 17H22 AM French RFI S6
9900 17H23 AM French Voix de la Russie S8
11636 17H23 AM French Voix de la Russie S9
9810 17H25 AM French DW S7
12070 17H25 AM French DW S6
15275 17H26 AM French DW weak
15700 17H26 AM French DW weak
7465 17H30 AM French Radio Tirana S9
1206 17H32 AM French France Info S9+
3965 17H35 DRM French RFI 14,56kbps 19dB poor (screen)
06/04/2013 21070 14H44 BPSK31 Ham UA3AIU (screen)
17660 15H30 AM French Arabie Saoudite S9
17860 16H05 MFSK16 VOA Radiogram Test (fully copied) (screen)
17860 16H21 MT63-2000 VOA Radiogram Test (just copied few words) (screen)
21083 16H46 RTTY 45 Ham contest (screen)
07/04/2013 5745 02H45 MT63-2000 VOA Radiogram (screen) (screen) (screen)
07/04/2013 15670 19H35 MFSK16 VOA Radiogram (screen) very weak sigs
15670 19H38 MT63-500 VOA Radiogram (screen)
15670 19H43 MT63-1000 VOA Radiogram (screen)
15670 19H51 MT63-2000 VOA Radiogram (screen)
07/04/2013 7880 21H15 WEEFAX 576 (screen)
7880 21H42 WEEFAX 576 (screen)
14/04/2013 While checking this weekends Radiogram from VOA, I notice the signal level
is quite unreadable on SDR while audible on TS480. So I will do the report withour SDR this week...
At this step It appears I need to work on all the level settings and
on the soundcards