November 25 2021 – Linux QIRX Console

Clem Schmidt from QIRX published the Linux QIRX Console a few days ago. I took me a while, with great help from Clem, to get in running in Ubuntu in a Virtual Machine.
There’s no GUI. It’s all done in the Linux terminal. Clem has no intention to work on a GUI or major further developments. It’s more of a Linux experiment, but who knows what else he will come up with.

The audio is very wobbly at first but after 10 seconds or so it’s perfect.
I ran Linux QIRX Console with an RTL_SDR. Mind you: do not use a LNA.

Download Linux QIRC Console here.

November 20 2021

MHz Block UTC ITU Ensemble + Location Details Remarks km
206.35 9C 0604 D Augsburg, Augsburg Welden Staufersberg (bay) 516km
197.65 8B 0605 D MDR THUERINGEN, Sonneberg/Bleßberg (thü) 447km
197.65 8B 0605 D MDR THUERINGEN, Kreuzberg (Rhön) (bay) 377km
209.94 10A 0611 D Oberbay/Schwaben, Augsburg Welden Staufersberg (bay) 516km
197.65 8B 0621 D Allgäu, Grünten (Allgäu) (bay) 558km
209.94 10A 0611 D Oberbay/Schwaben, Augsburg Welden Staufersberg (bay) 516km
211.65 10B 0630 D Oberfranken, Ochsenkopf (bay) 513km
213.36 10C 0628 D Nuernberg, Nürnberg-Schweinau (bay) 482km
213.36 10C 0628 D Nuernberg, Dillberg (bay)
211.65 10B 0630 D Oberfranken, Ochsenkopf (bay) 513km
209.94 10A 0838 D Oberbay/Schwaben, Tegernseer Tal/Wallberg (bay) 632km
209.94 10A 0838 D Oberbay/Schwaben, Hohenpeißenberg (bay) 578km
209.94 10A 0942 D Oberbay/Schwaben, Untersberg AUT 702km
211.65 10B 1019 D Oberfranken, Bamberg/Geisberg (bay) 466k
199.36 8C 1243 D Mittelfranken, Dillberg (bay) 510km
197.65 8B 2020 D MDR THUERINGEN, Inselsberg (thü) 403km
229.07 12D 2020 D Antenne DE, Augsburg/Hotelturm (bay) 532km
206.35 9C 2021 D Saarland DAB+, Saarbrücken/Schoksberg (saa) 246km
218.64 11B 2058 D OAS BW, Heidelberg/Königstuhl, SWR (bwü) 336km
218.64 11B 2058 D OAS BW, Baden-Baden/Merkur (bwü) 356km
199.36 8C 2249 D Mittelfranken, Hesselberg Wassertrüdingen (bay) 467km
199.36 8C 2314 D Mittelfranken, Büttelberg (bay) 439km

Logs November 20 2021

Logs November 20 2021

Oberbay/Schwaben, Untersberg

Oberfranken, Ochsenkopf

Oberbay/Schwaben, Untersberg AUT


Map

November 19 2021

MHz Block UTC ITU Ensemble + Location Details Remarks km
178.35 5C 0822 D DR Deutschland, Brocken (san) 419km
178.35 5C 0822 D DR Deutschland, Lübeck-Stockelsdorf (shs) 515km
178.35 5C 0830 D DR Deutschland, Braunschweig-Broitzem (nds) 420km
178.35 5C 0831 D DR Deutschland, Heide/Welmbüttel (shs) 469km
178.35 5C 0835 D DR Deutschland, Neubrandenburg-Süd (mev) 645km
178.35 5C 0844 D DR Deutschland, Rostock-Toitenwinkel (mev) 610km
178.35 5C 0848 D DR Deutschland, Röbel (mev) 591km
178.35 5C 0849 D DR Deutschland, Weimar/Großer Ettersberg (thü) 458km
178.35 5C 0901 D DR Deutschland, Gera-Langenberg (thü) 515km
178.35 5C 0911 D DR Deutschland, Ochsenkopf (bay) 513km
178.35 5C 0918 D DR Deutschland, Remda (Saalfeld) (thü) 454km
178.35 5C 1730 D DR Deutschland, Inselsberg (thü) 403km
178.35 5C 1807 D DR Deutschland, Schiffdorf nds (bre) 388km
178.35 5C 1812 D DR Deutschland, Weimar/Großer Ettersberg (thü) 458km
178.35 5C 1815 D DR Deutschland, Halle/Petersberg (san) 508km
190.64 7B 1904 D hr Radio, Kreuzberg (Rhön) (bay) 377km
197.65 8B 1905 D MDR THUERINGEN, Kreuzberg (Rhön) (bay) 377km
211.65 10B 1907 D Oberfranken, Ochsenkopf (bay) 513km
229.07 12D 1909 CZE CRo DAB+, Jeseník/Praded (OL) 889km

CRo DAB+, Jeseník/Praded

CRO-RZ SPORT

199.36 8C 1925 D Mittelfranken, Hesselberg Wassertrüdingen (bay) 467km
199.36 8C 1925 D Mittelfranken, Dillberg (bay) 510km
199.36 8C 1925 D Mittelfranken, Büttelberg (bay) 439km
199.36 8C 1926 D Mittelfranken, Nürnberg-Schweinau (bay) 482km
211.65 10B 1932 D Oberfranken, Bamberg/Geisberg (bay) 466km
213.36 10C 1933 D Nuernberg, Nürnberg-Schweinau (bay) 482km
199.36 8C 2003 D Mittelfranken, Weißenburg/Rohrberg (bay) 499km
213.36 10C 2022 D Nuernberg, Dillberg (bay) 510km

CRo-ZLIN

Map

November 15 2021

My old Stolle Multimatic rotator has some minor issues.
After a couple of months of searching the Internet I found another one on Ebay.
Year of build: 1974/1975!
The rotator is brand-new in the box with a manual and a warranty card! Incredible.
Not a single trace of even being used and working perfectly well.
165 euros, shipping from Germany included.

Stolle Multimatic

November 12 2021

MHz Block UTC ITU Ensemble + Location Details Remarks km

197.65 8B 0629 D MDR THUERINGEN, Inselsberg (thü) 403km
197.65 8B 0629 D MDR THUERINGEN, Kreuzberg (Rhön) (bay) 377km
199.36 8C 0702 F Métropolitain 2, Bagnolet(Paris)/Tour Mercuriales Ouest (93) 288km
202.93 9A 0739 F RNT Associative, Paris/château d’eau Montmartre (75) 290km
188.93 7A 0833 F Valenciennes, Valenciennes/Saultain (59) 109km

Métropolitain 2, Bagnolet(Paris)/Tour Mercuriales Oues

 Valenciennes, Valenciennes/Saultain


Map

November 11 2021

MHz Block UTC ITU Ensemble + Location Details Remarks km
211.65 10B 0836 D Oberfranken, Bamberg/Geisberg (bay) 466km
190.64 7B 0838 D hr Radio, Kreuzberg (Rhön) (bay) 377km
197.65 8B 0858 D MDR THUERINGEN, Inselsberg (thü) 403km
197.65 8B 0859 D MDR THUERINGEN, Kreuzberg (Rhön) (bay) 377km
225.65 12B 0902 BEL Liège, Sprimont-Rouvreux/Château d’eau (wal-lge) 87km
199.36 8C 1750 D Mittelfranken, Büttelberg (bay) 439km
202.93 9A 1755 D DR Saarland, Göttelborner Höhe (saa) 246km
197.65 8B 1759 D MDR THUERINGEN, Kulpenberg (thü) 445km
197.65 8B 1759 D MDR THUERINGEN, Dingelstädt (thü) 390km
190.64 7B 2143 D hr Radio, Würzberg (hes) 343km


206.352 9C 1750 Saarland DAB+ testing. Location?

SAARLAND DAB+

Map

November 10 2021

MHz Block UTC ITU Ensemble + Location Details Remarks km
211.65 10B 0655 HOL NUNSPEET, Nunspeet/Oosterlaan (gel) 171km
208.06 9D 0656 D Mein NRW DAB+, Ebbegebirge Herscheid (nrw) 214km
209.94 10A 0657 D NDR NDS OS, Lingen-Damaschke (nds) 249km
178.35 5C 0658 D DR Deutschland, Ebbegebirge Herscheid (nrw) 214km
208.06 9D 0658 D Mein NRW DAB+, Bielefeld/Hünenburg (nrw) 284km
178.35 5C 0659 D DR Deutschland, Siegen Süd (nrw) 233km
178.35 5C 0728 D DR Deutschland, Baden-Baden/Fremersberg (bwü) 353km

Map

November 8 2021 – New QIRX 3.1.8

QIRX 3.1.8 by Clem Schmidt was released today. What’s new?

° Audio: Change from using NAudio to PortAudio, due to compatibility with .net5 and (coming) Linux.

° Logging: Change from log4net to NLog, due to compatibility with .net5.
The logging is now always active, the log can be activated and its level can be set in the “Settings” dialog.

° Temporary Database Files are deleted.

° Delta kHz: This was removed.

° qirx_audio V2.1: Program internally re-organized, due to rare conditions on slower machines.

° DAB Options Tab: Now visible also on File Replay.

° Raw File Replay: “Seek” slider now active also during Pause.

° Delta kHz edit field removed.

Full history details can be found here.

Download QIRX 3.1.8 here.

QIRX 3.1.8