At Last after 428 days I finally received the QSL card from ZS9MADIBA, the Special Event station from SARL of the passing of Nelson Mandela.
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I have uploaded a couple of WAV files for the Elad FDM-S2, covering the entire MW band during the dawn peak at my location here in Southern Scotland. On the 14th October 2014
The files are short due to my poor internet connection making uploads problematic but you will get the idea of what I am receiving on a pretty average morning and have the ability to test the FDM-SW2 software.
The software is still improving the Elad team are doing a great job at dealing with everyone’s need and wants from the software. For me the function that is currently missing to make MW dxing easier is the ability to move both sides of the filter independently of each other. But one of the most useful features is the duel notch filters that have a user selectable bandwidth up-to 5khz great for removing splatter.
I find the audio and and performance is far better than the perseus. The audio sounds amazing when you use the NR function with the slider at minimum.
Even while the Elad software is improving it is already giving the user a bigger bang for their buck than the perseus did…also without the need for any add-ons.
Download the current FDM-SW2 software here and choose the complete set-up for first time install.
Radio Rubi 1670khz from Argentina was booming into Scotland this morning. With a signal received for most of the morning. And was one of the stronger stations on the X-band.
The Elad is really proving itself already this early in the MW Season with some really nice catches. And the software is doing a great job with producing good audio making it easier to copy and ID the weaker stations.
This is the antenna splitter that I use, this splits the signal from my Super KAZ antenna to mine and my fathers receiver.
The need for an antenna splitter is to prevent interaction between the two receivers. And this design works excellently with the Super KAZ and there is hardly any noticeable signal loss and no interaction between our receivers.
With regards to MW dxing the back null on the Super KAZ is not affected with the splitter in line
Please disregard the value of the resistor in the above photo, I was trying different things. For the splitter to work as intended the value of the resistor is 27 Ohms.
My current antenna for DXing
Super KAZ 95 x 30ft beaming 320 deg for North America.
It has a frequency coverage from LW to 30 Mhz
I have a splitter in line so that I can share the antenna with my father.
Again this morning some nice signals on the MW band, the peak at my location seems to be 04:00-04:30 utc.
And the higher frequencies especially the X-band are producing good signals from some of the regulars.
CJRS Radio Shalom 1650khz and Presumed WPTX 1690khz were like local stations and listening with 10khz+ wide bandwidth was achievable.
I have uploaded a video to Youtube with how they were sounding
I received a possible personal first yesterday, Radio America\Melody from Argentina on 1630khz. The frequency offset corresponds.
It appears they were relaying Radio Rivadavia, and thanks to Paul Crankshaw of Yahoo RealDx identifying that I have the ID of RivaDavia in my recording.
I have uploaded a video to Youtube of the actual recording.
KKLF "KICK 1700 AM" Booming Into Southern Scotland
KKLF “KICK 1700 AM” was booming into Southern Scotland this morning.
Their signal has been one of the strongest on the x-band over the past couple of weeks.
The MW band is starting to open up nicely to NA in the mornings
Click the link to watch a video of the reception