Hi Paul, VLF,
Many thanks for the decode and analysis of Renatos data!
Well, 517 is correct of course. But HNY would have been the better
choice for a message. But i just woke up 4 minutes before 9 UTC and had
to make quick decisions :-)
You already proved that Renato receives my signal (not a 1PPS harmonic
crosstalk from the other soundcard channel). The frequency shift of -250
uHz is now also visible on his grabber:
Now it is snowing and the antenna current falls below 150 mA,
When the WX is better again i will further improve the coil and i think
i can manage a stable 230 +- 10 mA then.
With this signal it should be possible to transfer 5 characters (e.g. my
call) to you in a single day when using 16K25A.
Am 01.01.2017 17:00, schrieb Paul Nicholson:
> There is even a trace in Italy!!!
Distance 504.6km to Renato Romero's online receiver 'vlf15'
at Cumiana via http://abelian.org/vlf
> Maybe he even received the EbNaut message?
Easy decode from the recording of vlf15 (this is after a stage
of vorbis compression and decompression).
'58' with constant reference phase.
Carrier Eb/N0: 4.2
Carrier S/N: 14.75 dB in 45.3 uHz, -62.7 dB in 2.5kHz.
Interesting. At 6140 and 8270 your signals at Cumiana vlf15
are usually a few dB weaker than at Todmorden (Cumiana land path
and E-field only). Not so on this occasion.
> f = 5170.000000 Hz
> Start time: 01.Jan.2017 09:00:00 UTC
> Symbol length: 20 s
> Characters: 3
> CRC 16
> Coding 16K25A
Signal calculator predicts 1.6 dB.
Copied '517', constant reference phase.
Carrier Eb/N0: 2.0 dB
Carrier S/N: 14.31 dB in 53.9 uHz, -62.3 dB in 2.5kHz.
Expect Cumiana also got it, will check that next.