I know :-) Everything needs dedication.
Moving the grabber to a quiter place is an “old” plan.
There are some options but all of them requiere dedication
and negotiation. in other words …. time!
Don't expect better results from a larger antenna at the same location.
Using the transmitting antenna for Rx in VLF may be the
It may be an option to build an active symmetrical antenna, as recently
described by DF9RB, and lift this as high as possible out of the
'cloud' of QRM which surrounds the building. But this is a new
experimental project which, again, needs time and dedication :-) And it
will never give the same good results as you can get from a quiet
I would suggest to use your existing VLF RX antenna and try it out on
the alternative location, using a notebook running SpecLab. Just for a
few minutes. Use a fast running spectrogram, 500 ms/pixel covering
0...24 kHz. And then take a screen capture...
The Alphas are OFF since some months, except some temporary periods
taking a few hours, sometimes with reduced power or not all
I’m looking for 11.907Hz Alpha using the 90m vertical
tuned for LF. I can get fainth traces with the MiniWhip
from 06 to 10 UTC which can be seen in my grabber. Let’s
see if there is something detected with the vertical
despite the elevators QRM
ZEVS is back with good availability since some time again but it is
more challenging to receive it at all.
That was yesterday. And did you? :-)
I’m using the Perseur for that. The PC soundcard would be
better at that frequency. Must make an interface