Hi Luis, |
Am 13.04.2016 12:21, schrieb VIGILANT Luis Fernández:
Hehe, i know what you mean ;-) But it's just the first step, receiving!
is getting too fast, isn't it ? ;-)
My VLF-grabber is living on a 6th floor building (35m AGL) and we have
2 elevators. I am sure they run at 400V 3-phase.
Living in a 26th floor, my main enemy and
at the same time my best friend is the elevator :-)))
The motor variators using three plase 380V
are very noisy.
This is the question! I wouldn't expect it is a white noise from DC to
10 MHz. There are band regios where no QRM can be found and others
which are massively contaminated.
Specially from DC to 10MHz
You have to see, and this is why it makes sense to check that before.
I bet it is not impossible :-) Did you insert a 3 phase mains-filter
network and avoid unwanted ground loops and other EMC problematic
stuff? Maybe it is not necessary to do that work when receiving below
I have been trying to fix this even with
the help of the lift maintenance company, but it is impossible.
I have my antennas just on the roof cover
lift motors and controllers cabin. The
variators include all the standar ferrite "filters" but can't
fully solve the problem. It would probably need a matched
filter, not a standar "plug&play" but
this things are under professional control and can't be touched without
Yes, exactly, that's the way. You could simply use a second mini-whip,
with some minor modifications maybe. A audio decoupling transformer
could help to avoid QRM too.
That's why I keep my Rx at 9km in a
different QTH. There is a MiniWhip there and a Perseus SDR
My plan for VLF is to connect the MiniWhip
directly to the sundcard of the PC.
Would you install a VLF grabber from there, frequently uploading
spectrograms generated in SpecLab? I could help you with any problems.
The soundcard is the best choice!
A resistive splitter for the MiniWhip is
what I have in mind for that
Perseus works down to 10KHz but not lower
For a first impression i would definitely focus on RXing on VLF first.
And don't forget to transmit on LF! :-) We are waiting for your signal
Once you get "hands on work" with the
coils, just imaging how big coil will I need for VLF gets me sweat :-)
But knowing the very good performance of
the low bands here at 80m height that will really worth the effort
Ideas wellcome !
I have updated my OPDS32 list and i'm watching all the time now. BTW
the groundwave range on 2200m is about 800km in daytime, so there are
chances. If you can, just run the TX through the night :-)
Luis, i found a stereo sound system today in the trash bin. I works
well! I have coupled my VLF generator to it and it produces a perfect
sine wave. Also i successfully transformed the power to a voltage of
220V rms, which is the level that i need to run the maximum allowed
power to my antenna incombination with the yoghurt coil :-) Soon i will
radiate some power on VLF again. Maybe soon means today!