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by VE3EAR
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Pirate music tonight on SatCom
Replies: 0
Views: 4

Pirate music tonight on SatCom

I've been listening to a musical program for the last half hour or more on 269.650 mHz, no doubt one of the Brazilian pirates having a go at being a broadcaster, LOL! I don't understand the lyrics, but the music is pretty good, with accordion, strings, and drums.

73, Bruce, VE3EAR
by VE3EAR
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Antennas
Topic: FM antenna
Replies: 9
Views: 696

Re: FM antenna

You could build a "halo" antenna without too much trouble or expense. https://www.google.com/search?q=FM+broadcast+halo+antenna&client=safari&rls=en&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=vQlV7rEfSQIR-M%253A%252C55tycfeMagYJYM%252C_&vet=1&usg=AI4_-kRMgQQGX-dYii21wuu5pKnWrAx8_w&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiy-cvyqonmAhUKm...
by VE3EAR
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Antennas
Topic: A crossed Yagi for 255 mHz. SatCom
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: A crossed Yagi for 255 mHz. SatCom

You understand Portuguese?
Nope....but I have a friend with an app on his smart phone that does!

73, Bruce, VE3EAR
by VE3EAR
Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Antennas
Topic: A crossed Yagi for 255 mHz. SatCom
Replies: 2
Views: 156

A crossed Yagi for 255 mHz. SatCom

I built this crossed-Yagi RHCP antenna last week for listening to the pirates on SatCom CONUS.

73, Bruce, VE3EAR
by VE3EAR
Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Antennas
Topic: Antenna for 260 mHz. Satcom
Replies: 0
Views: 143

Antenna for 260 mHz. Satcom

I spent a few hours yesterday converting a channel 13 TV antenna for use at 260 mHz. It was fairly easy to shorten the parasitic elements, as I used a pipe cutter to reduce their lengths to 0.82 of their original measurements. The driven element was a bit more challenging, seeing as it was a folded ...
by VE3EAR
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Antennas
Topic: Discone D.C. Ground
Replies: 0
Views: 244

Discone D.C. Ground

I have a Rudolph Wurlitzer discone antenna that I use with an LNA for UHF monitoring. To provide protection from static charge, I've connected a R.F. choke in parallel with the antenna to provide a D.C. ground. This is located at the antenna, using a "T" connector. The choke is wound with #14 wire o...
by VE3EAR
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: RTL-SDR Discussion
Topic: MilAir frequencies
Replies: 0
Views: 255

MilAir frequencies

I'm looking for some active MilAir frequencies (225-400 mHz) to listen to in the Great Lakes region.

73, Bruce, VE3EAR
by VE3EAR
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting Help
Topic: HDSDR waterfall
Replies: 2
Views: 360

Re: HDSDR waterfall

Thanks Phil....I'm getting used to it myself, and you're right about it coming up from the spectrum display below. It's a slick program!

73, Bruce, VE3EAR
by VE3EAR
Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Troubleshooting Help
Topic: HDSDR waterfall
Replies: 2
Views: 360

HDSDR waterfall

I have read the FAQ, did hours of searching online, but I can't find anything telling me how to get the waterfalls to actually be falling, as water does! Aside from that, I'm having fun with my new RTL-SDR V3 and HDSDR in my Mac. Even here in rural South-Western Ontario, there's lots to listen to. 7...
by VE3EAR
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting Help
Topic: Driver issue
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Re: Driver issue

First of all, thanks to all that responded to my query. I am late doing so, as I've been away for a while, but back home now. All is well and I'm up and running now, having sorted the USB receptacle problem. I'm looking forward to seeing what the little dongle can pull in for me on a military UHF di...