Hi Markus, |
Unfortunately the SL instances stopped as i started a remote connection
from Darmstadt. Maybe this has to do with the windows remote
connection. Also it was not possible to restart the instances then. So
i tried Teamviewer and VNC as an alternative remote control tool but
somehow it doesn't work. Maybe it has to do with the University-Server,
no idea. Never mind. I will be back in Heidelberg on Monday evening and
will restart the instances on another PC...
Am 11.03.2012 13:29, schrieb Markus Vester:
Yes these effects are very interesting indeed. Unfortunately we haven't
seen how the colours are changing when the terminator crosses the path
for a specific transmitter. So i/we have to wait 2 days to see that.
Hi Stefan, LF,
thanks for sharing this, fascinating
indeed! The uploads to the web
apparently froze somtime during the night. Good thing about this
is that the "slow MSK" pic still shows some spectacular colour fading
effects on DHO.
Oh yes, of course. All this is not new and someone else has done it
before. It's important to say that each time one is announcing
something personally new ;-)
Yes, a pity. It was just a spontaneous test, yesterday, but now i like
these way of displaying the band and want to establish it in my system.
Don't want to miss it after some few hours :-)
Regarding SNR, I also found it hard
to get low noise from any loops located near buildings,
as magnetic fields from cables and appliances are not well contained
One needs a stereo RX for that configuration but on VLF this is no
problem since the soundcard...
The screen of the loop is still floating. All ground that i tested have
made things worse. I will also try audio decoupling transformers and
other stuff in the next days but anyway i think the sensitivity will be
quite poor in that location. It would be perfect to have the loop in
the forest far away from the city and use a stereo wireless headphone
link... I really have to... you know ;-)
Yes, that's the plan. The E field antenna is available (the "old"
grabber antenna) and probably i can move the loop on the top of the
building. I will do a pre test to see if its actually worth to move the
loop. The problem is the CPU load which is not available for so many SL
instances in stereo mode...
Perhaps the best solution would be
combined RDF, mode using E-field for brightness (and SNR), and the
loops only as an auxiliary colour channel. This also resolves the 180°
ambiguity. You will need to make an audio 90° phase-difference network
to combine the two loops, eg. by scaling one of the well-known opamp
designs to our frequency range. A common difficulty is the tight phase
tolerance for SSB generation, but it will be much less stringent for an
I'll see ;-)
Sent: Saturday, March 10, 2012 11:34 PM
Subject: LF: VLF surprise
I just build an arrangement of 2 orthogonal delta loops with a
circumference of 10m. They are not resonated and there is still no
preamp in use, so they are directly connected to the soundcard.
They are made out of CAT5 STP cable, so it is a shielded loop with 8
Now it is possible to run SpecLab in the Colour Direction Finder mode.
Tonite i will be silent on LF just to see how the wideband windows look
on VLF. That is a new dimension for me, like switching from black-white
TV to colour TV ;-)
Sensitivity is about 15 dB down to the E field grabber on the building.
This loop is 7m above ground but on the ground of the 2nd floor of that
building. Room for improvements. Anyway it is most interesting to see
the different colours of DHO38.