----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, March 23, 2012 11:24
Subject: Re: LF: Now using Mini Whip here
on 8970 Hz in JO33kh, Appingedam
as Wolf noted, the French VLF frequencies are a
bit variable. Looking at your wideband VLF, I'd recommend locking to GQD 22.1
kHz, which is usually very accurate. DHO 23.4 kHz is also strong and
stable, but they have the habit of taking the TX off air during
their coffee break between 7 and 8 UT.
Confirming your SID observation at 16:41: GOES 15
x-ray data shows a C4 solar flare, and the SID is visible
on several VLF grabbers, as well as on our Loran-C
Best of luck,
Sent: Friday, March 23, 2012 11:23 PM
Subject: Re: LF: Now using Mini Whip here on 8970 Hz in JO33kh,
you could check the calibration
later (after the tests on 8.97 kHz) by temporarily switching the spectrogram's
center frequency to 11.904761 kHz (Russian 'Alpha' on that frequency is
currently active). It's not an ideal check because of the periodic signal
-> fence-like spectrum, but maybe the MSK transmitter on 20.9 kHz is not
such an ideal source. Anyway I will check it with the GPS-disciplined
receiver, if FTA is really 'spot on' frequency.
Wolf DL4YHF .
P.S. Suitable GPS receivers (with
low jitter on the PPS output) are quite affordable now. I use a Garmin GPS 18x
LVC, which is sensivite enough to be operated indoors. It used to be available
(or still is) at RS Components and other distributors. The receiver doesn't
need to have a 10 kHz output; a low-jitter PPS output (one pulse per second)
is sufficient to compensate the soundcard's sampling rate continuously, and
provide a very accurate timestamp for other experiments.
23.03.2012 23:00, schrieb PA1SDB, Peter:
I have set that 'Sampling rate detector" in
I use 20k9 FTA, the indicator is Green, I
have Enabled it.
What els have I to do ????
I use that Bandpas filter in the left Black
8970 Hz center, 500 Hz width.
Spectrum on L2
FTT input size is 524288
Decimal input by is 216
Effect of FFT settings with fs= 48.0000
Width of one FFT-bin: 423.855 uHz
Equiv. noise bandwidth: 635.783
Max freq range: 8.91444 kHz .. 9.02556 kHz
FFT window time:
Overlap from scroll interval: 87.5 %
I did not callibrate it somehow. On 30 meters
/ QRSS I use that time sign on 9996 KHz. I don't know how to
callibrate it on VLF.
I can't whistler that
That signal on 8.969,995 has a kund of fading. I
hope it's not something local.
Feel free to inform me if I do somnething totaly
No hard feelings :-)
73's Peter - PA1SDB
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, March 23, 2012 8:51
Subject: Re: LF: Now using Mini Whip
here on 8970 Hz in JO33kh, Appingedam
Very good, how is your calibration? Henny is
on 8.97000 you have a line at 8.96995 if it stops at 23.00 that is when
Henny is QRT.
73 Eddie G3ZJO
On 23/03/2012 19:59,
PA1SDB, Peter wrote:
Today I did plant the "PA0RDT Mini-Whip" antenna
in the backyard at about 20 meters from the house and 4 meters above
Last 2 week I was using 2 pasive loop antenna's
who where connected direct into the mike input.
That wasn't a succes...
I hope to see some results soon
Take a look at the links below. I
did start logging on Friday evening at about 19:00 UTC,
so perhaps I have to adjust contrast later.
73's, Peter - PA1SDB
QTH is Appingedam in JO33kh, in the very North-
East part of The