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Jay Law
 

Hi Everyone

I now have my second receiver set up on an HP Elitedesk Core i5 3.20GHz using my old Airspy/Spyverter, which will soon be replaced by an Airspy HF+ Discovery. The PC is nice and quiet thankfully as I had not been able to trial it for noise. My other PC, which is a Samsung AiO, is an exact duplicate of my work PC....which, before I bought it I had already connected to my Airspy (without an antenna) to check for mains noise. Unfortunately when it arrived it did not have the original Samsung AC adapter and was horrendously noisy...the solution?...easy...I just swapped adapters with my work PC!

The Airspy/Spyverter is annoyingly unstable and I am constantly adjusting the shift as it drifts off frequency constantly.... this has always happened from new - I wonder if other people have the same issue with this SDR?

It is still very sensitive though and I was immediately rewarded on the new set up with two messages from Mauritus Radio on 4MHz...In this case the Wellbrook obviously had a hand and is spectacular on HF.

The other highlight of this session was two messages from Valencia Radio on 12MHz...

Listening Report for Jason Law
Covering 20190605 to 20190609
Listening Location: Home QTH - North Ballachulish, Scotland, IO76jq
All entries sorted by frequency in Ascending order
 
Equipment
Receiver 1: Airspy HF+
Antenna 1: PA0RDT
Receiver 2: Airspy / Spyverter
Antenna 2: Wellbrook ALA100LN 80deg/260deg
Software: HDSDR / YaDD v1.7.1
 
20190606 2022  2187.5 002191000 Lyngby Radio, DNK, 834 Km
20190606 2036  2187.5 002241026 Las Palmas Radio, CNR, 3234 Km
20190606 2050  2187.5 002241022 Coruna Radio, ESP, 1457 Km
20190606 2127  2187.5 002610210 Witowo Radio, POL, 1381 Km
20190606 2128  2187.5 002442000 Netherlands CG Radio, HOL, 796 Km
20190606 2128  2187.5 002320011 Solent Coastguard, ENG, -- Km
20190606 2136  2187.5 002711000 Istanbul Radio, TUR, 2995 Km
20190606 2148  2187.5 002241024 Valencia Radio, ESP, 2000 Km
20190606 2204  2187.5 002111240 Bremen Radio, DEU, 928 Km
20190606 2210  2187.5 002320010 Dover Coastguard, ENG, -- Km
20190606 2218  2187.5 002371000 Olympia Radio, GRC, 2977 Km
20190606 2229  2187.5 002570000 Public Correspondence, NOR, -- Km
20190606 2232  2187.5 002570800 Vardo Radio, NOR, 2296 Km
20190606 2236  2187.5 002652000 Stockholm Radio, SWE, 1214 Km
20190606 2304  2187.5 002733700 Saint Petersburg Radio, RUS, 2013 Km
20190606 2317  2187.5 002320007 Humber Coastguard, ENG, 294 Km
20190606 2325  2187.5 002320018 Holyhead Coastguard, WLS, 379 Km
20190606 2333  2187.5 002320004 Aberdeen Coastguard, SCT, 196 Km
20190606 2333  2187.5 002320001 Shetland Coastguard, SHE, 481 Km
20190607 0021  2187.5 002570300 Rogaland Radio, NOR, 677 Km
20190607 0021  2187.5 002570500 Floroe Radio, NOR, 795 Km
20190607 0036  2187.5 002275100 CROSS Gris Nez, FRA, 786 Km
20190607 0045  2187.5 002510100 Reykjavik Radio, ISL, 1224 Km
20190607 0115  2187.5 002570700 Bodoe Radio, NOR, 1546 Km
20190607 0123  2187.5 002320021 Belfast Coastguard, NIR, 101 Km
20190607 0125  2187.5 002320017 Milford Haven Coastguard, WLS, 756 Km
20190607 0133  2187.5 002320014 Falmouth Coastguard, ENG, 756 Km
20190607 0303  2187.5 002500100 Malin Head Radio, IRL, 199 Km
20190607 2315  2187.5 002653000 Goteborg Radio, SWE, 1036 Km
20190607 2325  2187.5 002302000 Helsinki Radio, FIN, 1831 Km
20190608 0003  2187.5 002470002 Palermo Radio, SCY, 2461 Km
20190608 0004  2187.5 002570100 Tjome Radio, NOR, 974 Km
20190608 0004  2187.5 002470124 Crotone Radio, ITA, 2547 km
20190608 0006  2187.5 002275200 CROSS Jobourg, FRA, 810 Km
20190608 0006  2187.5 002320009 Thames Coastguard, ENG, 681 Km
20190608 0046  2187.5 002500200 Valentia Radio, IRL, 627 Km
20190608 0059  2187.5 002734487 Taganrog Radio, RUS, 3108 Km
20190608 0213  2187.5 002770330 Klaipeda Rescue Centre, LTU, 1621 Km
20190608 0239  2187.5 002630100 Lisboa Radio, POR, 2025 Km
20190608 0246  2187.5 003313000 Aasiaat Radio, GRL, 2703 Km
20190608 0626  2187.5 002320005 Forth Coastguard, SCT, -- Km
20190608 0657  2187.5 002311000 Torshavn Radio, FRO, 598 Km
20190608 2143  2187.5 002734411 Novorossiysk Radio, RUS, 3244 Km
20190608 2352  2187.5 002734417 Kaliningrad Radio, KAL, 1630 Km
20190609 0033  2187.5 002320024 Stornoway Coastguard, SCT, 207 Km
20190609 0055  2187.5 002320008 Yarmouth Coastguard, ENG, 573 Km
 
20190607 0541  4207.5 003669995 COMMSTA Portsmouth, USA, 5553 Km
20190607 2310  4207.5 002371000 Olympia Radio, GRC, 2977 Km
20190608 0319  4207.5 003669998 COMMSTA New Orleans, USA, 6989 Km
20190608 0414  4207.5 003669991 COMMSTA Boston, USA, 4826 Km
20190608 1945  4207.5 006452700 Mauritius Radio, MAU, 10348 Km
20190608 2010  4207.5 002241022 Coruna Radio, ESP, 1457 Km
20190608 2111  4207.5 002070810 Varna Radio, BUL, 2768 Km
20190609 0343  4207.5 007100002 Recife Radio, BRA, 7705 Km
20190609 0524  4207.5 003669997 COMMSTA Miami, USA, 6769 Km
 
20190606 2040  6312.0 005671000 Bangkok Radio, THA, 9712 Km
20190606 2142  6312.0 002711000 Istanbul Radio, TUR, 2995 Km
20190607 0016  6312.0 002070810 Varna Radio, BUL, 2768 Km
 
20190605 1039  8414.5 002241022 Coruna Radio, ESP, 1457 Km
20190605 1136  8414.5 002711000 Istanbul Radio, TUR, 2995 Km
20190605 1320  8414.5 002070810 Varna Radio, BUL, 2768 Km
20190607 1650  8414.5 005743030 Ho Chi Minh Ville Radio, VTN, 10365 Km
20190607 1700  8414.5 004122100 Shanghai Radio, CHN, 9053 Km
20190607 1742  8414.5 005741040 Hai Phong Radio, VTN, 9306 Km
20190607 1800  8414.5 003669995 COMMSTA Portsmouth, USA, 5553 Km
20190607 1800  8414.5 002371000 Olympia Radio, GRC, 2977 Km
 
20190605 1644 12577.0 004122100 Shanghai Radio, CHN, 9053 Km
20190605 1718 12577.0 003160023 Iqaluit Radio, CAN, 3436 Km
20190605 1740 12577.0 007100002 Recife Radio, BRA, 7705 Km
20190605 2121 12577.0 002241024 Valencia Radio, ESP, 2000 Km
20190605 2129 12577.0 002640570 Constanta Radio, ROU, 2737 Km
20190605 2141 12577.0 007251860 Valparaiso Radio, CHL, 11765 Km
20190606 1703 12577.0 006010001 Cape Town Radio, AFS, 10311 Km
20190606 1732 12577.0 002711000 Istanbul Radio, TUR, 2995 Km
20190607 1533 12577.0 002241022 Coruna Radio, ESP, 1457 Km
20190607 1550 12577.0 007100002 Recife Radio, BRA, 7705 Km
20190607 1606 12577.0 004122100 Shanghai Radio, CHN, 9053 Km
20190607 1803 12577.0 007100003 Manaus Radio, BRA, 8267 Km
 
20190606 0934 16804.5 219015591 Sailor Examiner,XPE3307,UNK, N/A/, -- Km
20190606 1025 16804.5 002711000 Istanbul Radio, TUR, 2995 Km
20190606 1220 16804.5 002371000 Olympia Radio, GRC, 2977 Km
20190606 1624 16804.5 004122100 Shanghai Radio, CHN, 9053 Km
20190606 1636 16804.5 003160023 Iqaluit Radio, CAN, 3436 Km
 
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TIME: 2019-06-08 19:45:22 FREQ: 4207.5 DIST: 10348 Km
SYMB: 120 120 053 080 007 024 070 100 000 064 052 070 000 126 126 126 126 126 ~~~ 126 126 122 104 ~~~ 070 
 FMT: SEL
 CAT: RTN
  TO: SHIP,538007247,???
FROM: COAST,006452700,MAU,Mauritius Radio
 TC1: NOINF
 TC2: NOINF
FREQ: --
 POS: --
 EOS: ACK
cECC: 22 ERR
 
RAW FEC: 125 107 125 106 120 105 120 120 104 053 120 080 120 007 053 024 080 070 007 100 024 000 070 064 100 052 000 070 064 000 052 126 070 126 ~~~ 126 126 126 126 126 126 ~~~ 126 126 126 126 ~~~ 122 ~~~ 104 126 ~~~ ~~~ 070 ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ 
 
TIME: 2019-06-08 19:45:45 FREQ: 4207.5 DIST: 10348 Km
SYMB: 120 120 053 080 007 024 070 108 000 064 052 070 000 118 126 126 126 126 126 126 126 122 104 ~~~ 068 
 FMT: SEL
 CAT: SAF
  TO: SHIP,538007247,???
FROM: COAST,006452700,MAU,Mauritius Radio
 TC1: TEST
 TC2: NOINF
FREQ: --
 POS: --
 EOS: ACK
cECC: 104 OK
 
RAW FEC: 125 111 125 110 125 109 125 ~~~ 125 ~~~ 125 ~~~ ~~~ 105 120 104 053 120 080 120 007 053 024 080 070 007 108 024 000 070 064 108 052 000 070 064 000 052 118 070 126 000 126 118 126 126 126 126 126 126 126 126 126 126 122 126 104 126 ~~~ ~~~ 068 ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ 
 
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TIME: 2019-06-05 21:21:29 FREQ: 12577.0 DIST: 2000 Km
SYMB: 120 120 000 022 041 002 020 108 000 022 041 002 040 118 126 126 126 126 126 126 126 117 085 117 117 
 FMT: SEL
 CAT: SAF
  TO: COAST,002241022,ESP,Coruna Radio
FROM: COAST,002241024,ESP,Valencia Radio
 TC1: TEST
 TC2: NOINF
FREQ: --
 POS: --
 EOS: REQ
cECC: 85 OK
 
RAW FEC: 125 111 125 110 125 109 125 108 125 108 125 107 125 106 120 105 120 104 000 120 022 120 041 000 002 022 020 041 108 002 000 020 022 108 041 000 002 022 040 041 118 002 126 040 126 118 126 126 126 126 126 126 126 126 126 126 117 126 085 126 117 117 117 ~~~ ~~~ 018 ~~~ ~~~ 
 
TIME: 2019-06-05 21:21:54 FREQ: 12577.0 DIST: 2000 Km
SYMB: 120 120 000 022 041 002 020 108 000 022 041 002 040 118 126 126 126 126 126 126 126 117 085 117 117 
 FMT: SEL
 CAT: SAF
  TO: COAST,002241022,ESP,Coruna Radio
FROM: COAST,002241024,ESP,Valencia Radio
 TC1: TEST
 TC2: NOINF
FREQ: --
 POS: --
 EOS: REQ
cECC: 85 OK
 
RAW FEC: 125 111 125 110 125 109 125 108 125 107 125 106 120 105 120 104 000 120 022 120 041 000 002 022 020 041 108 002 000 020 022 108 041 000 002 022 040 041 118 002 126 040 126 118 126 126 126 126 126 126 126 126 126 126 117 126 085 126 117 117 117 ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ 

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Best Regards & Good DX

Jay

QTH: North Ballachulish, Scotland (56°41'39.9"N 5°10'54.9"W)

Best Capture (Total Logs - All Listeners)
2177KHz
2187.5kHz 005250000 Jakarta Radio,INS (7)
4207.5kHz 007250170 Talcahuano Radio,CHL (1)
6312kHz 002750100 Riga Rescue Radio,LVA (6)
8414.5kHz 000000080 UNID,XUU (3)
12577kHz 002243006 Las Palmas IFP Training,CNR (7)
16804.5kHz 005743030 Ho Chi Minh-Ville Radio,VTN (182)

peter
 

On 09/06/2019 10:37, Jay Law wrote:
The Airspy/Spyverter is annoyingly unstable and I am constantly adjusting the shift as it drifts off frequency constantly.... this has always happened from new - I wonder if other people have the same issue with this SDR
Hi Jay,

Is your Spyverter R1 or (improved) R2 ?

https://www.rtl-sdr.com/a-review-of-the-spyverter-r2/

73,

Peter   g3ufi

Jay Law
 

Hi Peter

It’s the R2...

It has settled down somewhat but the first 48 hours were constant adjustment, I’m wondering if it’s temperature related...


On Tue, 11 Jun 2019 at 16:57, peter via Groups.Io <peterconway.ndb=talktalk.net@groups.io> wrote:


On 09/06/2019 10:37, Jay Law wrote:
> The Airspy/Spyverter is annoyingly unstable and I am constantly adjusting the shift as it drifts off frequency constantly.... this has always happened from new - I wonder if other people have the same issue with this SDR
Hi Jay,

Is your Spyverter R1 or (improved) R2 ?

https://www.rtl-sdr.com/a-review-of-the-spyverter-r2/

73,

Peter   g3ufi







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Best Regards & Good DX

Jay

peter
 

On 11/06/2019 17:46, Jay Law wrote:
Hi Peter

It’s the R2...

It has settled down somewhat but the first 48 hours were constant
adjustment, I’m wondering if it’s temperature related...
Hi Jay,

I have a couple of Spyverters both R1 - not used with the Airspy I would add - just a rtl2832 tuner dongle. One is slightly more stable and like yours takes a while to settle to the ambient temperature. So it is a bit of pain at times.  Recently I bought an RSP1A  and so far that has been rock stable, an excellent performer at a good price too.

Peter