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Elad S2 2-Meter Reception

George Stein - NJ3H
 

Please see the attached picture.

One will note the large amount of signals (I call it it interference) displayed across the portion captured.

Does anyone have a clue as to what might be causing this?

I see a similar view using an RSP DX with SDRuno.

Any thoughts would be most welcome.

Regards,
George


Re: Teaser Now Way off topic

jdow
 

Heavy nylon fishing line followed by thin woven plastic rope followed by the real stuff followed by the wire.  (Works with a slingshot.)

{^_^}

On 20210810 07:21:49, Allan Isaacs wrote:

OK Tom... fortunately my kids are all well established and won't be
demanding house room (and the XYL is G3SGL so can't really complain can
she!) and thanks Tracey for reminding me of Youtube. Just the job. My son in
law has a pocket-sized drone so light string and a small weight over two of
our trees and judicious pulling the wire aerial should do the trick.
When the long wire fell down I didn't bother putting it back up because of
bad RF interference.

I'm now thinking of getting a TinySA to detect and analyse interference
sources.
My suspicion is my neighbour has an unused smart meter which is messing up
HF.
When his house supply tripped off the MF and HF bands suddenly cleaned up,
but my portable radio isn't good enough to figure out exactly what's going
on.
Has anyone had any success using one for this purpose I wonder?
Allan G3PIY










Re: Teaser Now Way off topic

jdow
 

Are they ghouls or something?
{+_+}

On 20210810 06:27:45, Tom Crosbie G6PZZ wrote:

Apologies Allan, I forgot you were the Radio Museum!
I'm on my own now in a  5-bedroom modern house. The second floor is one large attic room, half guest bedroom, half shack. I no longer TX but I have 3 analogue radios and two SDRs.
One problem I have I is that since my wife passed away last month, technically half the house belongs to our two children who are constantly reminding me of that fact. Well, they can pay for half the maintenance
My current antenna feeders come into the house at the bedroom end of the top floor and there is plenty of excess. It will be a simple matter to push/pull the feeders out and pop them through a new hole into the living room two floors below.
Planning for the future if I find I can no longer climb the stairs.

Tom G6PZZ

-----Original Message-----
From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Allan Isaacs
Sent: 10 August 2021 13:56
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] Teaser

Not far off our current house Tom
2 actual bedrooms
4 more for radio collection plus conservatory (=2nd workshop + around 50 more radios) Double garage = main workshop + a few hundred more radios and shack The main difference is there's an 80m dipole and a long wire which has come adrift.
No cellar (which would have been for wine if we had one)

Question: has anyone used a drone to erect a long wire in trees perhaps using a ball of string for starters?
Allan G3PIY


-----Original Message-----
From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io [mailto:main@SDR-Radio.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom Crosbie G6PZZ
Sent: 10 August 2021 13:39
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] Teaser

I make Allan's house as follows:
Cellar = Workshop
1 Bedroom for Mr and Mrs Issacs
I bedroom for guests
4 bedrooms for radio shacks split HF,VHF, DATA, SWL

Tom G6PZZ














Re: Teaser

jdow
 

I'm wondering why they keep making the sign of the cross on themselves all the time.

(Um, s/sain/sane/ ?)

{O,o}

On 20210810 04:53:19, Siegfried Jackstien wrote:

Two sain simons... Now guess what happens when they meet for a beer in ferryboat inn...
Muahaha :-) 

Am 10.08.2021 13:15 schrieb Simon Brown <simon@...>:

Simon,

Stay away. Stay far, far away. We have enough nutters down here already,
I've added to the ranks and no more are needed.

Simon Brown, G4ELI
https://www.sdr-radio.com

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From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mag
loop Simon
Sent: 10 August 2021 11:42
To: main@sdr-radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] Teaser

Simon

Just to let you know. I am the only sain person in this world..( he says
while taking 2 weeks holiday to lay new laminate flooring, remove 100 yrs of
various paint from original pine doors and frames, ( so can be varnished)
paint the outside of house,etc  while building the new gk71 based 1kw amp..)
Cornwall here we come..

Simon g0zen








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Re: Teaser

Conrad, PA5Y
 

There is a fishing line called Power Pro by Shimano. The 0.76mm stuff has a breaking strain of 95kg and does not stretch. It weighs next to nothing, comes in moss green and is very stealthy. Don't leave it lying around because it will cut you in 2.

It is made of dyneema, and while not cheap it is cheaper than what typical ham outlets will charge you.

73

Conrad PA5Y

-----Original Message-----
From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Simon Brown via groups.io
Sent: 10 August 2021 18:42
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] Teaser

Indeed,

Fishing line is very light.

Simon Brown, G4ELI
https://www.sdr-radio.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Alan G4ZFQ
Sent: 10 August 2021 17:15
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] Teaser

> Question: has anyone used a drone to erect a long wire in trees perhaps > using a ball of string for starters?
>

Allan,

Hamish, GM4SFW knows a pilot who has a simple way of doing this.
Several antennas were placed in high trees.
If I remember correctly the reel of fishing line was mounted on the quadcopter.
This was mentioned in WSPR "chat" so no record.
I note several videos on youtube, maybe worth a look.

73 Alan G4ZFQ









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Re: Teaser

Simon Brown
 

Indeed,

Fishing line is very light.

Simon Brown, G4ELI
https://www.sdr-radio.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Alan G4ZFQ
Sent: 10 August 2021 17:15
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] Teaser

> Question: has anyone used a drone to erect a long wire in trees perhaps > using a ball of string for starters?
>

Allan,

Hamish, GM4SFW knows a pilot who has a simple way of doing this.
Several antennas were placed in high trees.
If I remember correctly the reel of fishing line was mounted on the quadcopter.
This was mentioned in WSPR "chat" so no record.
I note several videos on youtube, maybe worth a look.

73 Alan G4ZFQ









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Re: Teaser

Alan G4ZFQ
 

Question: has anyone used a drone to erect a long wire in trees perhaps
using a ball of string for starters?
Allan,

Hamish, GM4SFW knows a pilot who has a simple way of doing this.
Several antennas were placed in high trees.
If I remember correctly the reel of fishing line was mounted on the quadcopter.
This was mentioned in WSPR "chat" so no record.
I note several videos on youtube, maybe worth a look.

73 Alan G4ZFQ


Re: Teaser Now Way off topic

Allan Isaacs
 

OK Tom... fortunately my kids are all well established and won't be
demanding house room (and the XYL is G3SGL so can't really complain can
she!) and thanks Tracey for reminding me of Youtube. Just the job. My son in
law has a pocket-sized drone so light string and a small weight over two of
our trees and judicious pulling the wire aerial should do the trick.
When the long wire fell down I didn't bother putting it back up because of
bad RF interference.

I'm now thinking of getting a TinySA to detect and analyse interference
sources.
My suspicion is my neighbour has an unused smart meter which is messing up
HF.
When his house supply tripped off the MF and HF bands suddenly cleaned up,
but my portable radio isn't good enough to figure out exactly what's going
on.
Has anyone had any success using one for this purpose I wonder?
Allan G3PIY


Re: Teaser Now Way off topic

Tom Crosbie G6PZZ
 

Apologies Allan, I forgot you were the Radio Museum!
I'm on my own now in a 5-bedroom modern house. The second floor is one large attic room, half guest bedroom, half shack. I no longer TX but I have 3 analogue radios and two SDRs.
One problem I have I is that since my wife passed away last month, technically half the house belongs to our two children who are constantly reminding me of that fact. Well, they can pay for half the maintenance
My current antenna feeders come into the house at the bedroom end of the top floor and there is plenty of excess. It will be a simple matter to push/pull the feeders out and pop them through a new hole into the living room two floors below.
Planning for the future if I find I can no longer climb the stairs.

Tom G6PZZ

-----Original Message-----
From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Allan Isaacs
Sent: 10 August 2021 13:56
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] Teaser

Not far off our current house Tom
2 actual bedrooms
4 more for radio collection plus conservatory (=2nd workshop + around 50 more radios) Double garage = main workshop + a few hundred more radios and shack The main difference is there's an 80m dipole and a long wire which has come adrift.
No cellar (which would have been for wine if we had one)

Question: has anyone used a drone to erect a long wire in trees perhaps using a ball of string for starters?
Allan G3PIY


-----Original Message-----
From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io [mailto:main@SDR-Radio.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom Crosbie G6PZZ
Sent: 10 August 2021 13:39
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] Teaser

I make Allan's house as follows:
Cellar = Workshop
1 Bedroom for Mr and Mrs Issacs
I bedroom for guests
4 bedrooms for radio shacks split HF,VHF, DATA, SWL

Tom G6PZZ


Re: Teaser

Siegfried Jackstien
 

not a drone but a tennis ball launcher (spudgun)

a drone with 4 propellers and a fishing lne ... hmm it maybe could work (or end up with a drone tangled in fishingline falling into the tree) ... but its not easy ... you need a release mechanism on the drone (free remote control channel to open a hook)

about the launcher i sent you a direct mail

dg9bfc sigi

Am 10.08.2021 um 14:55 schrieb Allan Isaacs:

Question: has anyone used a drone to erect a long wire in trees perhaps
using a ball of string for starters?


Re: Teaser

Allan Isaacs
 

Not far off our current house Tom
2 actual bedrooms
4 more for radio collection plus conservatory (=2nd workshop + around 50
more radios)
Double garage = main workshop + a few hundred more radios and shack
The main difference is there's an 80m dipole and a long wire which has come
adrift.
No cellar (which would have been for wine if we had one)

Question: has anyone used a drone to erect a long wire in trees perhaps
using a ball of string for starters?
Allan G3PIY

-----Original Message-----
From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io [mailto:main@SDR-Radio.groups.io] On Behalf
Of Tom Crosbie G6PZZ
Sent: 10 August 2021 13:39
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] Teaser

I make Allan's house as follows:
Cellar = Workshop
1 Bedroom for Mr and Mrs Issacs
I bedroom for guests
4 bedrooms for radio shacks split HF,VHF, DATA, SWL

Tom G6PZZ


Re: Teaser

Siegfried Jackstien
 

tom ... why a guests room?? an air mat in one of the FIVE shacks is enough :-)

Am 10.08.2021 um 14:38 schrieb Tom Crosbie G6PZZ:

I make Allan's house as follows:
Cellar = Workshop
1 Bedroom for Mr and Mrs Issacs
I bedroom for guests
4 bedrooms for radio shacks split HF,VHF, DATA, SWL

Tom G6PZZ

And just in case no one has noticed, not SCRC Simon's callsign can be read as GO ZEN, a chilled out guy maybe. But a 1kW amp will double Cornwall's energy needs.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mag loop Simon
Sent: 10 August 2021 13:26
To: main@sdr-radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] Teaser

Hi Allan

Well our house is abit more modest!
But wish i had not started stripping!
1/2 done..so much mess, sore hands etc.. BUT some finished and sooooo much better..idea is to get best £ for house soon.just hoping ( expect they will) house prices here in London keep up with rising Cornwall prices..

Not sdrc Simon








Re: Teaser

Tom Crosbie G6PZZ
 

I make Allan's house as follows:
Cellar = Workshop
1 Bedroom for Mr and Mrs Issacs
I bedroom for guests
4 bedrooms for radio shacks split HF,VHF, DATA, SWL

Tom G6PZZ

And just in case no one has noticed, not SCRC Simon's callsign can be read as GO ZEN, a chilled out guy maybe. But a 1kW amp will double Cornwall's energy needs.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mag loop Simon
Sent: 10 August 2021 13:26
To: main@sdr-radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] Teaser

Hi Allan

Well our house is abit more modest!
But wish i had not started stripping!
1/2 done..so much mess, sore hands etc.. BUT some finished and sooooo much better..idea is to get best £ for house soon.just hoping ( expect they will) house prices here in London keep up with rising Cornwall prices..

Not sdrc Simon


Re: Teaser

Mag loop Simon
 

Hi Allan

Well our house is abit more modest!
But wish i had not started stripping!
1/2 done..so much mess, sore hands etc.. BUT some finished and sooooo much better..idea is to get best £ for house soon.just hoping ( expect they will) house prices here in London keep up with rising Cornwall prices..

Not sdrc Simon


Re: Teaser

Tom Crosbie G6PZZ
 

He'll be first to swap water out of his water-cooled PC for cider. You've seen his loops, a slightly different type of nutter. I just hope when he moves he will have the budget for a few acres of field around the house.
Sheep will keep the grass at a reasonable level and if your cutting back thorny bushes, goats will take care of those, and almost anything else. When they grow up, do a deal with your local butcher, buy some more and repeat!

Tom G6PZZ

-----Original Message-----
From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Simon Brown
Sent: 10 August 2021 12:16
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] Teaser

Simon,

Stay away. Stay far, far away. We have enough nutters down here already, I've added to the ranks and no more are needed.

Simon Brown, G4ELI
https://www.sdr-radio.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mag loop Simon
Sent: 10 August 2021 11:42
To: main@sdr-radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] Teaser

Simon

Just to let you know. I am the only sain person in this world..( he says while taking 2 weeks holiday to lay new laminate flooring, remove 100 yrs of various paint from original pine doors and frames, ( so can be varnished) paint the outside of house,etc while building the new gk71 based 1kw amp..) Cornwall here we come..

Simon g0zen








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Re: Teaser

Allan Isaacs
 

Years ago I decided to strip one side of a pine door in our 1724 house.
I used a blowlamp and weighed the peeled off paint when I'd finished just
from interest as there was so much.
It tipped the scales at 7 pounds... presumably umpteen layers of lead paint.
It was Lady Hamilton's birthplace. 3 floors plus cellar, 3 bathrooms, 6
bedrooms, etc and cost the princely sum of £39K.
Allan G3PIY

-----Original Message-----
From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io [mailto:main@SDR-Radio.groups.io] On Behalf
Of Mag loop Simon
Sent: 10 August 2021 11:42
To: main@sdr-radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] Teaser

Simon

Just to let you know. I am the only sain person in this world..( he says
while taking 2 weeks holiday to lay new laminate flooring, remove 100 yrs of
various paint from original pine doors and frames, ( so can be varnished)
paint the outside of house,etc while building the new gk71 based 1kw amp..)
Cornwall here we come..

Simon g0zen


Re: Teaser

Mag loop Simon
 

Too Late Simon

Even now got a name for the bespoke garden furniture/ art ( made from reclaimed metal and wood.)
Got swans giraffe etc here in back garden ..

“Hand crafted by an idiot”

Simon g0zen


Re: Teaser

Siegfried Jackstien
 

Two sain simons... Now guess what happens when they meet for a beer in ferryboat inn...
Muahaha :-) 

Am 10.08.2021 13:15 schrieb Simon Brown <simon@...>:

Simon,

Stay away. Stay far, far away. We have enough nutters down here already,
I've added to the ranks and no more are needed.

Simon Brown, G4ELI
https://www.sdr-radio.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mag
loop Simon
Sent: 10 August 2021 11:42
To: main@sdr-radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] Teaser

Simon

Just to let you know. I am the only sain person in this world..( he says
while taking 2 weeks holiday to lay new laminate flooring, remove 100 yrs of
various paint from original pine doors and frames, ( so can be varnished)
paint the outside of house,etc  while building the new gk71 based 1kw amp..)
Cornwall here we come..

Simon g0zen








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Re: Teaser

Simon Brown
 

Simon,

Stay away. Stay far, far away. We have enough nutters down here already,
I've added to the ranks and no more are needed.

Simon Brown, G4ELI
https://www.sdr-radio.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mag
loop Simon
Sent: 10 August 2021 11:42
To: main@sdr-radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] Teaser

Simon

Just to let you know. I am the only sain person in this world..( he says
while taking 2 weeks holiday to lay new laminate flooring, remove 100 yrs of
various paint from original pine doors and frames, ( so can be varnished)
paint the outside of house,etc while building the new gk71 based 1kw amp..)
Cornwall here we come..

Simon g0zen








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Re: Teaser

Mag loop Simon
 

Simon

Just to let you know. I am the only sain person in this world..( he says while taking 2 weeks holiday to lay new laminate flooring, remove 100 yrs of various paint from original pine doors and frames, ( so can be varnished) paint the outside of house,etc while building the new gk71 based 1kw amp..) Cornwall here we come..

Simon g0zen

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