Hi Henny, Uwe, VLF, |
Yesterday i did some tests with an active E field antenna in the
forest. I used my normal VLF receive antenna design. First i didn't
expect much since it is said that there are little chances to receive
anything with an E field antenna in the forest at VLF but i got
excellent results! DHO38 easily reached 50 dN S/N. The antenna was hung
up 2m above the ground to a branch of a > 20m tree. A small 12V
battery was used for the supply and i took a recording of about 10
minutes. In a previous test i had QRM coming from the netbook's screen
but yesterday i added a single copper earth rod, 20 cm stuck into the
soil. Now the QRM was completely gone and the levels rised 1 or 2 dB.
Now i want to try if i can receive your transmission Henny and Uwe, if
you have the chance to transmit tomorrow between 8 UTC until the late
afternoon? The longer the better. It is exciting how clean the band
looks there and i really want to have a permanent remote link to my
grabber PC. These are the pre tests...
Will you be on air tomorrow? :-)
As an additional test i want to add a switch into my antenna which
allows to disable the high pass RC part. I will then see the difference
and who knows, maybe i can receive the ZEVS on 82 Hz. At least i want
to do a recording of > 1 hour. That is such a fascinating WX here!
I love it.
Also i want to do a new VLF transmission test with the small LOPT
transformer from an old TV. It became wet during the last test and then
i had a flash over. Maybe it is damaged but maybe not. If not, i will
transmit at 8972 Hz or so and try to decode a WOLF10 signal on VLF.
I also ordered some audio transformers in different winding ratios. A
galvanic decoupling, optimal matching to the soundcard, first using a
4:1 and then a 1:10 xfmr with a local ground between the transformers
may help to get a lower noise floor on my 2 orthogonal VLF loops which
generate the signals for the CDF VLF grabber at
Am 01.04.2012 10:34, schrieb henny van elst:
the tx is on,8.970 Khz 450 mA