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Old 29-08-2018, 17:32   #106
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Caught a little snatch of it here as well around 1445 UTC, sounded like some sort of religious huxter singing the praises of Donald Trump. Sadly not a trace of IBC at 1500.
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Old 29-08-2018, 23:37   #107
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Aug 28th and 29th, 2018 partial log ...

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Old 03-09-2018, 17:10   #108
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Monday 3/9/18. It is just after 1700 UTC and I spent the whole last hour juggling between two DRM sets, my MorphyRichards 27024 (with 8 metre wire outdoors) and the Avion DR1401 (with the Sony active antenna AN-LP1 attached). I got about 10% audio decode, mostly better on the MR but surprisingly sometimes better on the Avion. On the Avion, the signal varied from fairly long stretches of zero MER up to 13 dB, perhaps a little more. (I wasn't checking the MER on the MR27024.)

I did hear some of the AWR Wavescan programme (1620-1700) but not enough to make much sense of it.

Downtown St. John's, Newfoundland.
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Old 03-09-2018, 23:02   #109
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Just a few snatches here too, and annoying one was the Wavescan theme tune from their special new Monday/Friday 1630 UTC broadcast. Better luck next time hopefully.
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Old 04-09-2018, 02:03   #110
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Although my GR-216 is now non-functional, I STILL want these digital SW broadcasters to MOVE to xHE-AAC NOW. The POINT is NOT the limited number of listeners with xHE-AAC, but rather rewarding those listeners with xHE-AAC for their adoption of the xHE-AAC codec. How many HE-AAC+ listeners are using the current services anyway, a few dozen?
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Old 05-09-2018, 01:16   #111
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Old 07-09-2018, 13:24   #112
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Getting a number of snatches of their programmes here around 1300 UTC, usually I don't hear anything before 1500. I even managed to get an ID of 'Unique Radio' and they seem to be having a music programme with records by Barry White and John and Vangelis. It's so frustrating that it's right on the edge of reception here, maybe I need some better aerials! :-)
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Old 07-09-2018, 13:33   #113
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Right now, from 1325 to 1335 UTC, in downtown St John's, Newfoundland, about a third the way between Pennsyvania and Lancashire, I'm getting not a bit of signal at all from the WINB DRM transmission. My MR27024 doesn't show any sign of perceiving its presence, and my Satellit 750 doesn't produce a DRM-hiss on the fq.

At the same time, WWCR, Nashville, Tenn., is getting through just up the dial at 15825 kHz. Wavey but clear enough to follow their news and ads etc.

I wonder if WINB has tweaked its angles of transmission recently.
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Old 07-09-2018, 14:42   #114
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Hi Philip,

Good point, I'd often felt that the signal seemed to be heading out on a westerly bearing, and those who are a bit further south are getting the best of it. I found the following on their website, my bearing appears to be about 71 degrees, so I'm surprised my reception isn't better, unless the beam is fairly narrow that is. I can see the trace on Dream for most of the time, it's just that the SNR is always a bit borderline so it may be just a power issue:


"A new DRM transmitter, an ASI CE-50000WS, was installed in April 2018 and is in program test at random times. The transmitter is rated at 15 kW and is using the Rhombic antenna at 062 degrees. The authorized schedule for this transmitter is: Monday-Friday 0700-0900 on 7325 kHz, 0900-1100 on 9265 kHz, 1100-1700 UTC on 15670 kHz."



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Right now, from 1325 to 1335 UTC, in downtown St John's, Newfoundland, about a third the way between Pennsyvania and Lancashire, I'm getting not a bit of signal at all from the WINB DRM transmission. My MR27024 doesn't show any sign of perceiving its presence, and my Satellit 750 doesn't produce a DRM-hiss on the fq.

At the same time, WWCR, Nashville, Tenn., is getting through just up the dial at 15825 kHz. Wavey but clear enough to follow their news and ads etc.

I wonder if WINB has tweaked its angles of transmission recently.
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Old 07-09-2018, 15:06   #115
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It is just a couple of minutes after 1500 UTC (same day, Friday 7/9/18) and the signal *is* now getting in to my radio in downtown St John's, though only with about 20% audio decoding. The MER is showing as fairly consistently about 7 to 13 dB with occasional peaks above that (which is when I hear the audio).

MR27024 + 8 m wire; St John's, Newfoundland.
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Old 07-09-2018, 16:00   #116
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Poor signal and many fading is very difficult to receive WINB in Northeast FRANCE, oh 15H54 UTC SNR 18,1 db :

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Old 07-09-2018, 16:00   #117
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I wonder if WINB has tweaked its angles of transmission recently.

I doubt it. Moving a Rhombic antenna is not a trivial task!

WINB is transmitting with an output power of 10 KW (according to the FCC filing) and that power is split between the Datacasting and DRM signal. Therfore the DRM signal power is about 5 KW.

As the VOACAP plot, shown in an earlier message, indicated poor coverage (and that was being generous) it is not at all surprisng that the reception is bad.
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Old 07-09-2018, 21:29   #118
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Old 15-09-2018, 00:13   #120
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