Sunday, December 23, 2018

The Perseus SDR: A Little Yuletime Trivia

A power outage resulted in an indoor temperature drop to -5 Celsius at my Kongsfjord location. When I got power back on, the Perseus (several of them) restarted at around 10:25 UTC. I got some heat in the room, then left around 11:00 for some errands. 

I returned at around 12:00, and continued to heat up the room. At around 14:30 the temperature is 20 Celsius. The Perseus "moved" a bit more than 6 Hz at that time and temp span.

I think that's quite a decent result. And the Perseus does run at sub-zero temperatures! Outdoor is -10 C and gale force winds.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

QSL: WLYV Fort Wayne IN 1450

WLYV with their Good Times Oldies format from Westwood One have been heard a few times this autumn, good enough for an October reception report to to sent off. Friendly email response today, together with photos of their Energy Onix ECO-4 transmitter, running on 1 kW.

Early 2016, WLYV added an FM translator.  The emphasis on FM is reflected by how their logo has changed.


Saturday, December 15, 2018

QSL: Radio 1629 AM, Newcastle NSW 1629

This 400-watt oldies station was heard with very good signal levels in early October. A report to their email address yielded no response, but a Facebook message to one of their jocks a few days ago did!