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by JEL
Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Antennas
Topic: Static shock while connecting ground-wire to radio?
Replies: 14
Views: 16403

Re: Static shock while connecting ground-wire to radio?

Thanks. I should look into that I suppose. I tried touching the wire today and there was nothing, and the radio runs at the moment with no issues and great reception. I thought the ground-wire was there to take up the potential static-electricity though, and that the shock I got was from it balancin...
by JEL
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Antennas
Topic: Static shock while connecting ground-wire to radio?
Replies: 14
Views: 16403

Static shock while connecting ground-wire to radio?

I just got a fairly surprising electrical-shock while connecting a ground-wire to an antenna-connection, and have a question about it (And this is for radio-reception only, not transmitting) It felt the same strength as those you can get from touching a TV-antenna plug (When connected to the TV-prov...
by JEL
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Signal Identification Help
Topic: AM-radio with unstable frequency?
Replies: 4
Views: 10881

Re: AM-radio with unstable frequency?

same date and signal https://youtu.be/4oI95N7EOsE Very cool :) Much better reception than I got. May not be Chinese after all, but perhaps some pirate-station? I have noticed Russian pirates near 3 MHz and their AM-carriers drift all over the place too, similar to this one. And I also receive those...
by JEL
Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Signal Identification Help
Topic: AM-radio with unstable frequency?
Replies: 4
Views: 10881

Re: AM-radio with unstable frequency?

It could just be receiver intermodulation. If you have a 10 or 20 dB attenuator insert it and see if you still receive the station. Thanks, but I really doubt it is intermodulation. When I get those they never move around unless I scroll the frequency-window. And when I do that they always scroll i...
by JEL
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Signal Identification Help
Topic: AM-radio with unstable frequency?
Replies: 4
Views: 10881

AM-radio with unstable frequency?

What might be causing this 'bouncy-house' signal? I am guessing it is a Chinese AM-radio-station, but it is too faint for me to be sure. The carrier kept going up and down several kHz like it was on a roller-coaster, but the signal itself was clear (Apart from being faint of course. What I mean is; ...
by JEL
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Other SDR Devices
Topic: Automatic notch-filter for SDR# ?
Replies: 2
Views: 5611

Re: Automatic notch-filter for SDR# ?

Thanks for the suggestion, but I am looking for a plugin that integrates directly with SDR# though (Since it has other functions I use a lot)
by JEL
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Other SDR Devices
Topic: Automatic notch-filter for SDR# ?
Replies: 2
Views: 5611

Automatic notch-filter for SDR# ?

SDRconsoleV3 has a function called notch-filter, which, when activated, automatically removes the humming from spikes in the bandwidth you're listening to. It's very useful, in my opinion, since it has the effect of nulling out the buzzing these spikes can create and convert the sound into a more 'c...
by JEL
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Antennas
Topic: Question regarding loop designs
Replies: 10
Views: 13870

Re: Question regarding loop designs

You did not specify the frequency range you want to use the loop and if you intend to use a untuned or a tuned (magnetic) loop. The grid will do two things increase capacitance = detune it and shield electrical antennas. Magnetic loops unless completely shielded in a metall cage will be detuned due...
by JEL
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Dancing radio-waves :)
Replies: 3
Views: 5031

Re: Dancing radio-waves :)

Thanks, I will check that out :)
by JEL
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Dancing radio-waves :)
Replies: 3
Views: 5031

Dancing radio-waves :)

I caught this short video which I thought was interesting. Not the signal itself, but how it shows the atmospheric movements. A bit like when you watch the sun-light flicker in the water on the beach or a lake. I don't know what the signal itself is, but I'm guessing a radar-beam or something like t...