HF VOLMET

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HF VOLMET

Post by gerald123 » 06 Feb 2018, 19:18

i have just moved house and put a 60 ft long wire from house to bottom of garden....wire is going from east to west...just like it was before i moved....i did used to pick up ametures , and air band , volmets but canot hear anything ...i know there canot be mutch wrong because i can pick up the shortwave radio stations on am.....can someone tell me what volmets are easy to pick up so that i can test the radio on[ usb lsb ] please can you tell me what most shortwave listiners tune into.....

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Post by Ur5by9 » 06 Feb 2018, 19:35

Bit of activity on 40m amateur band tonight 7.130 sideband Moscow and Russia with some big signals

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Post by gerald123 » 06 Feb 2018, 20:31

Ur5by9 wrote:
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Bit of activity on 40m amateur band tonight 7.130 sideband Moscow and Russia with some big signals
thanks for that ....i am picking them up but with a lot of noise could be the wire i have got up it is only tempary ...

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Post by bigbassman » 07 Feb 2018, 09:21

Easiest one is RAF Volmet on 5450khz or Shannon Volmet 5505khz,although this one has been a bit sporadic lately.
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Post by Andy » 07 Feb 2018, 13:59

Could be a new noise source nearby. I've just got a new one popped up that puts a picket-fence of spikes from about 250 KHz to 400 KHz. It only comes on at night but it's still a !£$%^&*£$! pain.
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Post by gerald123 » 09 Feb 2018, 10:49

this is a bl-.,,dy night mare picking up RAF Volmet on 5450khz but with a lot off interferance.....the only thing i can pick up to listen to with some good audio are the am frequencies. verry flustrating...

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Post by Andy » 09 Feb 2018, 10:55

Make a loop aerial, Gerald. When I changed from wires to a Wellbrook loop, most of my noise problems vanished.
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Post by gerald123 » 09 Feb 2018, 22:07

Andy wrote:
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Make a loop aerial, Gerald. When I changed from wires to a Wellbrook loop, most of my noise problems vanished.
do you know the dimentions to make one please.

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Post by Andy » 10 Feb 2018, 00:34

gerald123 wrote:
09 Feb 2018, 22:07
Andy wrote:
09 Feb 2018, 10:55
Make a loop aerial, Gerald. When I changed from wires to a Wellbrook loop, most of my noise problems vanished.
do you know the dimentions to make one please.
It's not critical, about 1m dia will do. A single turn with the ends connected to a simple PA1M-type amplifier and you are away. Mount it well away from the house and rotate it for minimum noise.

http://www.pa1m.nl/pa1m/simple-active-receive-loop/
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Re: HF VOLMET

Post by gerald123 » 11 Feb 2018, 14:12

Andy wrote:
10 Feb 2018, 00:34
gerald123 wrote:
09 Feb 2018, 22:07
Andy wrote:
09 Feb 2018, 10:55
Make a loop aerial, Gerald. When I changed from wires to a Wellbrook loop, most of my noise problems vanished.
do you know the dimentions to make one please.
It's not critical, about 1m dia will do. A single turn with the ends connected to a simple PA1M-type amplifier and you are away. Mount it well away from the house and rotate it for minimum noise.

http://www.pa1m.nl/pa1m/simple-active-receive-loop/
thanks for that Andy ...and the link. will have a go at making the loop .and let you know how it does.

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