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by VK5014SWL
Fri Jun 10, 2022 7:18 am
Forum: Utility Stations
Topic: What's your favorite utility to chase?
Replies: 9
Views: 1361

Re: What's your favorite utility to chase?

I always enjoy receiving Australian HF Marine Weather FAX. I sometimes record the transmissions and decode them at a later date to compare different days.
by VK5014SWL
Wed Jun 08, 2022 2:32 am
Forum: Questions & Advice
Topic: selecting a new receiver
Replies: 13
Views: 1274

Re: selecting a new receiver

A big question for all of you... My wife and I are moving to our new home in Palmetto, Florida this fall. At the same time, it may be time to replace my NRD-535. I cannot install a permanent antenna due to HOA rules, but I could potentially use a loop outdoors and then bring it in. I do have a port...
by VK5014SWL
Tue Jun 07, 2022 10:54 pm
Forum: Questions & Advice
Topic: What is the best indoor antenna for SWLing?
Replies: 19
Views: 1806

Re: What is the best indoor antenna for SWLing?

You must be reading my mind. I did try the NooElec Preamp on the YouLoop powered by my RSP1A's Bias-T. It does improve some signals, even indoors. However, the model I use covers 20MHz-4GHz. I am yet to acquire something like an LNA4HF. I am starting to think I have a problem? :lol: well, the regul...
by VK5014SWL
Tue Jun 07, 2022 10:01 am
Forum: Questions & Advice
Topic: What is the best indoor antenna for SWLing?
Replies: 19
Views: 1806

Re: What is the best indoor antenna for SWLing?

You must be reading my mind. I did try the NooElec Preamp on the YouLoop powered by my RSP1A's Bias-T. It does improve some signals, even indoors. However, the model I use covers 20MHz-4GHz. I am yet to acquire something like an LNA4HF. I am starting to think I have a problem? :lol:
by VK5014SWL
Tue Jun 07, 2022 9:33 am
Forum: Questions & Advice
Topic: What is the best indoor antenna for SWLing?
Replies: 19
Views: 1806

Re: What is the best indoor antenna for SWLing?

I have an original Airspy YouLoop, and to be honest, I have seen little success anywhere other than at my local mountain summit. That is not to say it doesn't work, as it performs similar to my telescopic antennas. As for the MLA-30+, I planned to run it on a portable six-meter fibreglass mast. Unfo...
by VK5014SWL
Tue Jun 07, 2022 8:27 am
Forum: Questions & Advice
Topic: What is the best indoor antenna for SWLing?
Replies: 19
Views: 1806

What is the best indoor antenna for SWLing?

My living arrangement makes it difficult to install an outdoor antenna. Recently I have been looking into indoor antennae. I'm wondering what my options are? I have an MLA-30+, but I seem to prefer the form factor of the Deshibo GA-450. What other options might I consider? Ideally, a short run of co...