Am 22.09.2017 11:52, schrieb Mike Dennison:
Yes, correct. At least as long as the SNR is as weak as it usually is on
RX sites a few 100 km distant.
On my tree grabber which is just 3.5 km distant you can see the signal
in the spectrogram:
I would certainly like to try to receive you again on VLF, Stefan.
But I understand that EbNaut cannot be seen on a spectrogram. Is that
I don't have GPS timing (though I expect to have it by the
New Year). I do have excellent frequency accuracy and the computer
clock is synched to an NTP server and is kept within 0.5mS.
That sounds good.
Also you are locking SpecLab to GBZ which is normally a 24/7 available
So you are already now able to decode EbNaut.
A simpler transmission, i.e. a carrier is better for starting. Did you
get a result from my recent carrier transmission? The current
transmission is 6 dB weaker. But somehoe propagation wasn't really good
during the last weekend...
You said you wanted to buy a new PC. This is a good step: To have a
permanent running spectrogram, or 2 or 3.
I know you are having a blog where you post some reception results from
time to time. So you seem to be skilled enough to build up a website and
maybe even run a test wise VLF grabber, like Eddie does from time to time.
A grabber is also helpful to check the current situation (QRM, QRN,
availability) by other people.
Also it would be helpful to build a separate antenna just for VLF
reception. Just build an active vertical. A 5m or 8m pole for example
will give you enough capacity and signal energy to observe the ultra low
Is there anything I can receive during this test? Or should I wait
for a simpler transmission?
My new VLF coil is now in operation. It is designed to run 300 mA. The
first station where i like to transmit some messages is 8270 Hz, just
because 36 km it is the easiest band on the VLF frequencies available
for us. The idea is to transmit at least 100 hours on each band down
towards DC, just to proof the design. Does someone like to join the
experiments, RX or TX wise?
I'm going to start a first transmission tomorrow morning using EbNaut:
*f = 8270.005000 Hz
Start time: 22.September.2017 06:00:00 UTC
Symbol period: 24 s
CRC bits: 16
Antenna current: 300 mA*
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