Anyone done a BANDSCAN lately in the south east>?

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Anyone done a BANDSCAN lately in the south east>?

Post by ANONYMOUS2020 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:17 pm

Would really be useful for all I think

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Post by WEBB-TECH » Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:29 pm

Last time I did a scan from Basildon kinda area the most pirate-like thing I could pick up was Funky SX which is saying something......

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Re: Anyone done a BANDSCAN lately in the south east>?

Post by ANONYMOUS2020 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:53 pm

yes picked them up last night and Tf and not much more

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Re: Anyone done a BANDSCAN lately in the south east>?

Post by fmuser877 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:27 pm

I can hear
Vision on 88.4
TF 94.2 bang
Funky 103.7
this is all right now also dance on 94.6 but its my tiny TX.

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Post by Gigahertz » Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:02 pm

fmuser877 wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:27 pm

this is all right now also dance on 94.6 but its my tiny TX.
See what you done there, nice little plug ;) - what you using?

Wonder how many others are dusting off equipment and broadcasting during this 3 week lockdown!

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Post by fmuser877 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:20 pm

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3-5MM-Wirele ... Swff5eFsaG
but with a better aerial connection.
and it goes about 1 mile in the car.

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Post by Albert H » Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:40 am

fmuser877 wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:20 pm
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3-5MM-Wirele ... Swff5eFsaG
but with a better aerial connection.
and it goes about 1 mile in the car.
It claims to be 200 mW when set to the highest power output setting. If it's clean enough, you could drive a 1947 to about 3 Watts with that!
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Re: Anyone done a BANDSCAN lately in the south east>?

Post by Polecat » Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:17 am

Any idea which chip it uses?
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Re: Anyone done a BANDSCAN lately in the south east>?

Post by teckniqs » Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:12 pm

Can't see what the chip says on it...

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Post by Polecat » Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:46 pm

Beat me to it teckniqs. A close up on the chip please @fmuser877

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Re: Anyone done a BANDSCAN lately in the south east>?

Post by bristolpirates » Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:31 pm

Albert H wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:40 am
If it's clean enough
Just plugging it in to charge it up causes interference, let alone turning it on.

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Post by teckniqs » Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:11 pm

That's probably just because the charger is cheap and nasty, some cheap laptop chargers from China do the same thing and put out about 10 to 20dB of noise right across the whole FM band.

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Post by bristolpirates » Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:26 pm

teckniqs wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:11 pm
That's probably just because the charger is cheap and nasty, some cheap laptop chargers from China do the same thing and put out about 10 to 20dB of noise right across the whole FM band.
Yeah, it was a tongue in cheek kind of comment. Should've used emoji's :D

There's somebody using a really nasty charger next door which blasts shit everywhere too. I see it as lots of 'humps' in the SDR display, which move about everywhere in a very unstable manner. I think they leave it plugged in but not charging a lot because I always have at least some pulsing 'humps' at the top of the band:

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Anyway, having bought one of these out of curiosity, I'm not convinced they are good enough to amplify. Of course, I'm barely a beginner, not an expert, but the quality of the audio alone is a bit off putting.

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Re: Anyone done a BANDSCAN lately in the south east>?

Post by WEBB-TECH » Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:24 pm

I'm picking up something new on 87.7 - Basildon Hospital Radio!

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Re: Anyone done a BANDSCAN lately in the south east>?

Post by Sparki » Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:02 am

Nothing down here Margate way (never bloody is!) used to pick up Funkier Sex (Funky SX) which obv isnt pirate no more but is close in the presenting style.

If I get a minute later I might have a scan.
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Re: Anyone done a BANDSCAN lately in the south east>?

Post by g33ky » Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:40 am

Sparki wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:02 am
Nothing down here Margate way (never bloody is!) used to pick up Funkier Sex (Funky SX) which obv isnt pirate no more but is close in the presenting style.

If I get a minute later I might have a scan.
Was Funky SX ever a pirate? Googling doesn't show much if any evidence.
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Re: Anyone done a BANDSCAN lately in the south east>?

Post by teckniqs » Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:45 am

Looks like they still think they are - as they are also using "scrolling" RDS today...

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Post by Sparki » Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:48 pm

g33ky wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:40 am
Sparki wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:02 am
Nothing down here Margate way (never bloody is!) used to pick up Funkier Sex (Funky SX) which obv isnt pirate no more but is close in the presenting style.

If I get a minute later I might have a scan.
Was Funky SX ever a pirate? Googling doesn't show much if any evidence.
Good point! I think they were due to how they present their current shows, if they were a community station or whatever you want to call them, they'd play tunes then speak after each one ends but they do the usual "shout to..." over the top of the music playing. Maybe they have just adopted the pirate ways and are legal before they got a license? I think they surely must have been pirate at one stage? wasnt there some stations here and there named 'Funky' something or other *shrugs*.
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Re: Anyone done a BANDSCAN lately in the south east>?

Post by Sparki » Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:49 pm

teckniqs wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:45 am
Looks like they still think they are - as they are also using "scrolling" RDS today...
Bit of a no no in legal radio that!
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