Category: HARDWARE

Hardware

July 16 2022 – stacked FUBA

Today I replaced my stacked Emme Esse log-periodic band III DAB antennas. They were installed on November 3 2020 and they performed brilliantly. However they are extremely fragile and elements get easily bent. More details on the Emme Esse: click here. They are now replaced with two FUBA DAT 307 antennas. The Emme Esse elements…

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January 30 2022

QT vs QIRX – RSP1A vs R820T For DAB+ DXing QIRX and QT-DAB are great software, while RSP1A and RTL-SDR R820T are excellent hardware. The software is free thanks to excellent work from Clem Schmidt and Jan Van Katwijk.The differences between the set-ups are minimal and price-quality wise RTL-SDR R820T is a fantastic product for…

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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.…

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March 21 2021

Short visit today to Mont-Saint-Aubert in the Hainaut Province checking out the new 12B MUX.Equipment: laptop with QIRX 3.1.1 Beta, a short whip and the RTL-SDR (R820T2). The FM aerials are located on the roof of the Floreal building next to the local church. The DAB+ are located on this building (Cheval Blanc) 50 meters…

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March 9 2021 – NESDR SMArTee v2 SDR

The NESDR SMArTee v2 SDR ordered from Amazon Deutschland arrived today. Specs: An ultra-low noise software defined radio, capable of receiving nearly ANY RF signal from approximately 25MHz-1700MHz. Includes SDR only! For a full package with an antenna bundle, please see http://www.amazon.com/dp/B079C4S2BT Unmatched price & performance–redesigned PCB reduces noise by an average of a full…

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November 3 2020

New hardware. Today I replaced the RF-Market with two stacked logpers from Tipa CZE made by Emme Esse from Italy. The two logpers are stacked about 125 cm apart and linked together with the Emme Esse combiner. How are they stacked? Spacing: 147 cm apart. Each antenna is hooked up to the combiner with a…

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