work! You chose the best time of the day, producing nice bright dots in
the DL0AO 424 uHz spectrograms, estimated SNR up to 25 dB SNR on 8270
and close to 30 dB on 5170 Hz. I'm curious what you will derive from
Today, some 20 minute long carrier transmissions were drone from JN39WI
again. The main intention was to calibrate my local RDF spectrogram
(still to be done) in the range below 16.4 kHz (JXN) and above 82 Hz
(ZEVS). So that was a amateur radio ULF/VLF staircase somehow, despite
the weak signal strength relative to commercial transmitters.
It was a hot day! Far > 30 C here. I started early in the morning
enjoyed the fresh air in the forest.
The DC resistance of the 1130m ground loop increased to 73.2 Ohm
(measured at 1 A) due to the dry soil. It confirms the dependency shown
in the last year! In 2018 i saw the resistance rising up to 94 Ohm in
late October, then it dropped to 57 Ohm (-40 %) in just 2 months.
It was interesting to see that the antenna current is much higher at
lower frequencies (always at resonance | the PA output voltage is
constant). This effect was very clearly expressed.
IF of interest for other stations (having a data storage):
Frequency/Hz Start time/UTC Antenna current/A
970.005 2019-06-25_08:36:20,+20m 2.26
2970.005 2019-06-25_08:13:30,+20m 2.19
5170.005 2019-06-25_07:51:00,+20m 2.09
8270.005 2019-06-25_07:23:00,+25m 1.85
end of the official part.
BTW, since a few days, the VLF RX site at DL0AO has a 3 axis VLF
receiver recording data from a Octo-soundcard and a Raspberry pi 3,
saving data to a 4 TB HDD so there is one more station that won't miss
anything from now on (for example unannounced transmissions by SAQ).
Some spectrograms may be shown later.
Evetually there was a problem with the sample rate correction due to
upheating car, which caused a high deviation of the tracked sample
The max allowed range of 10 ppm was left in the end of the experiment
but this was noticed a bit late, maybe.