Yes I keep thinking about kites. It sounds like a lot
I've had a powersled 36TT on order from Kiteworld (UK)
since last May, for some reason they don't seem to be
able to send one. I think that's like the one you
used in 2010 for your first series of VLF experiments.
I'll have to order one direct from Germany.
Meanwhile I have a powersled 24 which is quite big
enough. It flies very steady. In the UK we are
limited to only 60m height above ground. I am
surrounded by hills of over 100m so I might anchor
the kite at the top of the hill behind the house - if
the wind is right it will be 60m above the anchor and
170m above the house!
> i tested (again) my new coil for 8270 Hz.
It is a long time since I saw a signal on the 8270Hz
band. There was a carrier for 2 hours at 8270.002 on
1st Jan 10:20 to 12:20 approx. Markus? The last strong
signal was 17th Dec from DJ8WX.
I've been experimenting with changes to the sferic
blanking. Gained about 1dB at 5170. Your recent 24 char
10th -5.8 dB -4.5 dB (-62.6 dB in 2500Hz)
11th -5.3 dB -4.5 dB
12th -4.9 dB -3.7 dB (-61.8 dB in 2500Hz)
The trick is to duplicate the VLF into 2 channels,
one channel triggers the blanker, the other channel
gets the blanking. Different filter settings on
each channel. 3kHz b/w on the triggering channel,
1kHz b/w on the channel to be blanked. I think
there's still more to be gained but it takes a long
time to trial all the permutations.
> i tried to install vlfrx-tools on my Raspi today!
Don't be too disappointed. The USB on RPi is rubbish.
An old laptop would do better.