May 9 2024

MHz Block UTC ITU Ensemble + Location Details Remarks km
178.35 5C 0531 D DR Deutschland, Hürtgenwald FMT Großhau (nrw) 122km
190.64 7B 0531 D hr Radio, Sackpfeife (Biedenkopf) (hes) 267km
178.35 5C 0532 D DR Deutschland, Ebbegebirge Herscheid (nrw) 214km
178.35 5C 0531 D DR Deutschland, Hürtgenwald FMT Großhau (nrw) 122km
190.64 7B 0531 D hr Radio, Sackpfeife (Biedenkopf) (hes) 267km
178.35 5C 0532 D DR Deutschland, Ebbegebirge Herscheid (nrw) 214km
190.64 7B 2128 D hr Radio, Habichtswald (hes) 325km
178.35 5C 2215 D DR Deutschland, Nennslingen Büchelberg (bay) 504km Tentative – colliding subID (1220 – Hochberg)
190.64 7B 2221 D hr Radio, Rimberg (hes) 333km
190.64 7B 2226 D hr Radio, Kreuzberg (Rhön) (bay) 377km
178.35 5C 2251 D DR Deutschland, Ravensburg/Höchsten (bwü) 489km or Bamberg due to colliding subID
190.64 7B 2329 D hr Radio, Würzberg (hes) 343km
190.64 7B 2345 D hr Radio, Hardberg (hes) 333km

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May 8 2024

MHz Block UTC ITU Ensemble + Location Details Remarks km
197.65 8B 1130 F Métropolitain 1, Le Touquet-Paris-Plage/Lefaux (62) 221km
197.65 8B 1130 F Métropolitain 1, Boulogne-sur-Mer/Mont Lambert (62) 217km
197.65 8B 1130 F Métropolitain 1, Amiens/Dury TDF (80) 214km
197.65 8B 1130 F Métropolitain 1, Abbeville-Mareuil 2 (80) 229km
197.65 8B 1130 F Métropolitain 1, Roye/Laucourt (80) 202km
199.36 8C 1613 F Métropolitain 2, Égreville/Bois Liard (77) 341km
190.64 7B 1801 HOL ALKMAAR, Alkmaar/Cellnex toren (nho) 180km

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May 3 2024 – QIRX 4.2.2 released

Today Clem Schmidt released QIRX 4.2.2 with some nice updates and features.
Warning! I ran the installer and it all seemed nice except for the TII decoding.
It did not work at all, no matter what I tried, even running a repair install or deleting the config file and having QIRX make a new one.
Then I ran my trusted RevoUninstaller and completely deleted QIRX including folders and registry entries. To be safe I had a copy of the original config as I tend to make a lot of path changes.
RevoUninstaller didn’t touch the files in
C:\Users\***\AppData\Local\qirxConsole.
After reinstalling QIRX 4.2.2 decoded TIIs again. Phew! Why did this happen?
There are some new DLLs in 4.2.2 and when installing 4.2.2 over 4.2.1 the old ones are kept and QIRX 4.2.2 tries to use these old ones too.
So uninstall 4.2.1 before installing 4.2.2!

What’s new in 4.2.2.? Two particular ones I’d like to mention.
1. There’s a new Block selector and the country selector is retained in the DB Browser.
2. RSPdx now retains the antenna selection and the Blocked Band choice. This last one is now also retained with RSP1A.

More details about this new 4.2.2 can be found on the QIRX history page.
Download the excellent QIRX 4.2.2 here.

QIRX 4.2.2

May 2 2024

MHz Block UTC ITU Ensemble + Location Details Remarks km
197.65 8B 0554 F Métropolitain 1, Combles/A1 rue de Sailly (80) 170km
199.36 8C 0554 F Métropolitain 2, Amiens/Dury Towercast (80) 214km
197.65 8B 0557 F Métropolitain 1, Boulogne-sur-Mer/Mont Lambert (62) 217km
197.65 8B 0557 F Métropolitain 1, Boulogne-sur-Mer/Mont Lambert (62) 217km
188.93 7A 0559 F Valenciennes, Maubeuge/rue de Grévaux (59) 99km
188.93 7A 0559 F Valenciennes, Cambrai/Martin-Martine (59) 138km
218.64 11B 0601 BEL HAINAUT MCL, Charleroi/Université du Travail (wal-hnt) 67km
218.64 11B 0601 BEL HAINAUT MCL, Mons/Mutuelle d’Édition F.P.Ms (wal-hnt) 81km

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May 1 2024

MHz Block UTC ITU Ensemble + Location Details Remarks km
190.64 7B 0921 D hr Radio, Sackpfeife (Biedenkopf) (hes) 267km
204.64 9B 0924 D Antenne DE, Siegen Süd (nrw) 233km
204.64 9B 0926 D Antenne DE, Großer Feldberg (Taunus)/hr (hes) 277km
190.64 7B 0928 D hr Radio, Großer Feldberg (Taunus)/hr (hes) 277km

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April 12 2024

MHz Block UTC ITU Ensemble + Location Details Remarks km
176.64 5B 0522 BEL NAM-LUX 1, La Roche-en-Ardenne DAB 108km
195.94 8A 0524 BEL Ostbelgien 8A, Amel/Meyerode (wal-lge) 128km
190.64 7B 0529 D hr Radio, Sackpfeife (Biedenkopf) (hes) 267km
190.64 7B 0534 D hr Radio, Hohe Wurzel (hes) 261km
185.36 6C 0551 BEL NAM-LUX 2, La Roche-en-Ardenne DAB 108km
202.93 9A 0558 D DR Saarland, Felsberg-Berus (saa) 237km
190.64 7B 0614 D hr Radio, Rimberg (hes) 333km
199.36 8C 0626 F Métropolitain 2, Le Touquet-Paris-Plage/Lefaux (62) 221km
176.64 5B 0644 BEL NAM-LUX 1, Arlon/Route de Bastogne (wal-lux) 165km
176.64 5B 0644 BEL NAM-LUX 1, Bouillon/Route du Moulin (wal-lux) 138km
197.65 8B 0712 F Métropolitain 2, Metz/Fort Diou (57) 232km
197.65 8B 0712 F Métropolitain 2, Thionville/Oetringer Seite (57) 203km
204.64 9B 0713 D Antenne DE, Saarbrücken/Schoksberg (saa) 246km
218.64 11B 0750 D OAS BW, Heidelberg/Königstuhl, SWR (bwü) 336km
204.64 9B 1755 D Antenne DE, Bornberg (rlp) 257km

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April 5 2024 – Qt-DAB-6.X released

Jan Van Katwijk has released Qt-DAB-6.X. As always there are different version of this software.
Download Qt-DAB here.

What’s new in Qt-DAB-6.X?
First of all there’s the dx display widget showing all received TTI’s and transmitter info.
The size and position are retained for the next Qt session. The strongest received location is at the top with a *** marker.

dx display and ncp

How to activate the dx display widget?
1. Activate the Configuration and control widget and
2. check DX.
3. The dx display widget pops up showing all received TII locations, distances, azimuth and transmitter heights
4. with the strongest location (***) at the top.

If the user chooses NOT to use the dx display widget Qt-DAB then only shows the strongest received transmitter/location in the main widget.

dx display off

Also new is the option to select the ncp in the spectrumscope widget (5). The constellation diagram of the decoded carriers is shown.

What else?
A selection between portaudio and Xmultimedia as “output driver”. Check the configuration widget.
When there’s no station slideshow a slideshow with computer images from Jan’s youth.

If you have a decent antenna splitter and two devices you can of course hook up e.g. QIRX to one device and Qt to another. So you can show TTI info from the same mux at the same time from two different sources.

QIRX and Qt TTI in one screen