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Forum: General Topics 31-03-2018, 13:17
Replies: 145
Views: 70,574
Posted By richardinprague
NEWSTAR DR111 Software reset

Hello all,

Does anyone have any experience with a software reset on this receiver, please?

Switched on my DR111 after not using for a few months, and does not start properly. Goes immediately to...
Forum: Reception Results - Recent Posts 03-09-2015, 06:50
Replies: 1,701
Views: 370,159
Posted By richardinprague
Hello all! Apart from a 2 minute dropout just...

Hello all!

Apart from a 2 minute dropout just after half past the hour, decoded reception was absolutely rock solid. This is the best result I have had here for about 4 months!

As usual, this 3MHz...
Forum: General Topics 26-01-2015, 18:49
Replies: 0
Views: 5,023
Posted By richardinprague
Woofferton

Maybe some of you have seen this, but if not, there is a very nice guided tour of Woofferton on Youtube at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vb5EVWuSs-g

Enjoy!

All the best

Richard+?
Forum: Reception Results - Recent Posts 26-10-2014, 08:49
Replies: 1,701
Views: 370,159
Posted By richardinprague
With change to winter time, and Babcock starting...

With change to winter time, and Babcock starting one hour later, reception was excellent near Prague this morning for the first half hour until just after 06:30G, but then the signal fell apart and...
Forum: Reception Results - Recent Posts 30-08-2014, 21:47
Replies: 1,701
Views: 370,159
Posted By richardinprague
Dreadful here in Prague today as well. Only got...

Dreadful here in Prague today as well.

Only got the first 10 - 12 minutes, then everything died.

Sorry - I didn't monitor the parameters ... I just wanted to hear the news!

Regards

Richard
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Forum: Reception Results - Recent Posts 21-08-2014, 23:00
Replies: 23
Views: 9,357
Posted By richardinprague
Hello again everyone, Don't know if it has...

Hello again everyone,

Don't know if it has anything to do with the adjustments Ventsi has made, but to my ears the audio sounded more muffled today (high audio frequencies seem to have...
Forum: Reception Results - Recent Posts 16-08-2014, 09:30
Replies: 977
Views: 158,600
Posted By richardinprague
Noblejas appeared just before 0700GMT this...

Noblejas appeared just before 0700GMT this morning, with some very nice Spanish music.

Standard telescopic antenna on my Newstar showed 3 bars showing for signal level.

SNR was around 18dB...
Forum: Reception Results - Recent Posts 16-08-2014, 07:50
Replies: 1,701
Views: 370,159
Posted By richardinprague
Excellent reception this morning! SNR 20 -...

Excellent reception this morning!

SNR 20 - 22dB
MER 17 - 21dB

100% decoded audio this morning, for the entire hour :-)

("Winter drawers on", as we used to say when I was in the UK)
Forum: Reception Results - Recent Posts 15-08-2014, 14:19
Replies: 1,701
Views: 370,159
Posted By richardinprague
Reception commenced (with the correct...

Reception commenced (with the correct introduction!) at 05:00, and most of the first 5 minutes of news received ok, but reception became intermittent with only around 60-70% decoded audio over the...
Forum: Reception Results - Recent Posts 15-08-2014, 14:03
Replies: 665
Views: 120,735
Posted By richardinprague
NHK, Japan on 9760kHz received 100% audio for the...

NHK, Japan on 9760kHz received 100% audio for the entire hour today from 11:00GMT - plus the bonus of a very brief test at 10:46 with some very nice music!

Newstar receiver with standard telescopic...
Forum: Reception Results - Recent Posts 11-08-2014, 14:10
Replies: 23
Views: 9,357
Posted By richardinprague
Terje, From your plot, as I don't live exactly...

Terje,

From your plot, as I don't live exactly in Prague, my location is right in the middle of the >60dBu area, which is why I am getting such excellent reception!

(A pity the broadcast is not in...
Forum: General Topics 10-08-2014, 06:30
Replies: 66
Sticky: DRMcalc
Views: 92,919
Posted By richardinprague
>>Many thanks for your very clear reply,...

>>Many thanks for your very clear reply, "Digger"! Now I understand what it means and how it's measured :-)

Regards
Richard<<
Forum: General Topics 09-08-2014, 06:30
Replies: 66
Sticky: DRMcalc
Views: 92,919
Posted By richardinprague
Newstar measurements

I've always be puzzled about Newstar`s "MER" measurement.

Doesn't this mean Mean Error Rate?

If so, how can a RATE be expressed in deciBels, which is usually a RATIO expressed logarithmically? What...
Forum: Reception Results - Recent Posts 09-08-2014, 06:20
Replies: 23
Views: 9,357
Posted By richardinprague
Much the same this evening. Unfortunately my...

Much the same this evening. Unfortunately my "schoolboy" German is not good enough to allow me to enjoy the content.

I listened last night for about 20 minutes without any break in audio.

Time:...
Forum: Reception Results - Recent Posts 07-08-2014, 19:29
Replies: 23
Views: 9,357
Posted By richardinprague
Excellent reception this evening on...

Excellent reception this evening on 5940!!!

Newstar receiver with built-in antenna - 3 to 4 bars signal strength

SNR: 20dB
BER: 18dB

Entire hour was received with 100% decoded audio...
Forum: Reception Results - Recent Posts 06-08-2014, 13:11
Replies: 23
Views: 9,357
Posted By richardinprague
Exclamation KBS from Kostinbrod on 5940kHz

I picked up about 2 or 3 minutes of a new (to me) transmission from Kostinbrod on Sunday evening (3rd August 2014) at about 19:15GMT, using my Newstar with just the standard telescopic antenna.

I...
Forum: Reception Results - Recent Posts 03-08-2014, 18:41
Replies: 7
Views: 4,208
Posted By richardinprague
This transmission received very well this evening...

This transmission received very well this evening on my Newstar near Prague.

I started listening from 1815G. Signal level: three bars on the Newstar, with SNR 18dB and MER around 17 dB. Programme...
Forum: Reception Results - Recent Posts 03-08-2014, 17:24
Replies: 304
Views: 95,233
Posted By richardinprague
Reception near Prague very good this evening at...

Reception near Prague very good this evening at 1700G.

Five bars showing on my Newstar with standard telescopic antenna.
SNR 29dB
MER 28dB

Regards to all

Richard
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Forum: Reception Results - Recent Posts 03-08-2014, 06:20
Replies: 1,701
Views: 370,159
Posted By richardinprague
Morning all! Reception of this early morning...

Morning all!

Reception of this early morning broadcast is still rather hit-and-miss near Prague, with this morning's signal rather weak, but consistent throughout the hour. This resulted in about...
Forum: Reception Results - Recent Posts 31-07-2014, 06:14
Replies: 1,701
Views: 370,159
Posted By richardinprague
Hurrah Hurrah! The entire hour received here,...

Hurrah Hurrah! The entire hour received here, near Prague, this morning. Audio decoded throughout with only a couple of brief dropouts.
Forum: Reception Results - Recent Posts 26-07-2014, 17:51
Replies: 1,701
Views: 370,159
Posted By richardinprague
Reception was slightly better this morning: solid...

Reception was slightly better this morning: solid for first 25mins, then intermittent until closedown
Forum: Reception Results - Recent Posts 26-07-2014, 17:47
Replies: 50
Views: 9,440
Posted By richardinprague
Here, near Prague, I could see the label this...

Here, near Prague, I could see the label this morning, but only odd fragments of decoded audio. SNR only around 8-10dB.

Newstar receiver with standard telescopic antenna.

Regards to all!
Forum: Reception Results - Recent Posts 25-07-2014, 13:00
Replies: 977
Views: 158,600
Posted By richardinprague
Excellent this morning here, near Prague 0700...

Excellent this morning here, near Prague

0700 onwards for 30 mins with 18-20dB SNR and MET 18dB on my Newstar.
Forum: Reception Results - Recent Posts 25-07-2014, 11:48
Replies: 1,701
Views: 370,159
Posted By richardinprague
This morning I received the first 15 minutes of...

This morning I received the first 15 minutes of the transmission very well (SNR 18dB), then it died.

Local sunrise is already half an hour later than it was on the summer solstice (21st June), so...
Forum: Reception Results - Recent Posts 25-07-2014, 02:13
Replies: 1,151
Views: 242,172
Posted By richardinprague
I caught this transmission this evening between...

I caught this transmission this evening between 2000 and 2030G on my Newstar. Average readings of SNR 18dB and MER 15 dB with no audio dropouts.

Nice Indian music (which stops abruptly!) but still...
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