Pirates in Cheshire

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Re: Pirates in Cheshire

Post by pete1015 » Mon Apr 01, 2024 8:51 pm

LeeCavanagh wrote: Mon Apr 01, 2024 6:05 pm @pete
So good you said it twice several hours apart ;)

I actually caught the last 30mins as I drove through Northwich but lost it in Appleton , don’t know what kinda antenna you have in Walkden
hi lee, the antenna i use is a Sirio GPA 66-108 - 1/4W Ground Plane Antenna (4M/VHF) take a look on the amazon uk page, i would give you the link but it aint showing up on here for some reason. btw i just have it leaning againt my window, getting overdrive around 2 bars signal strength. quite clear to. :tup

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Re: Pirates in Cheshire

Post by LeeCavanagh » Mon Apr 01, 2024 10:34 pm

I use a beam on my SDR , but don’t get even a whiff of anything audible.
I may try a different antenna but tbh I doubt it would make much difference as i’m in a dip here.
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Re: Pirates in Cheshire

Post by pete1015 » Tue Apr 02, 2024 9:37 am

LeeCavanagh wrote: Mon Apr 01, 2024 10:34 pm I use a beam on my SDR , but don’t get even a whiff of anything audible.
I may try a different antenna but tbh I doubt it would make much difference as i’m in a dip here.
i am half way up a hill that probably helps, i can also receive classic fm 100.7 from anglesey and hear BBC wm 95.6 from birmingham, mar 87.5, Viking 96.9 and BBC radio humberside 95.9 if i move my antenna to another window. :tup

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Re: Pirates in Cheshire

Post by pete1015 » Tue Apr 02, 2024 9:48 am

pete1015 wrote: Tue Apr 02, 2024 9:37 am
LeeCavanagh wrote: Mon Apr 01, 2024 10:34 pm I use a beam on my SDR , but don’t get even a whiff of anything audible.
I may try a different antenna but tbh I doubt it would make much difference as i’m in a dip here.
i am half way up a hill that probably helps, i can also receive classic fm 100.7 from anglesey and hear BBC wm 95.6 from birmingham, mar 87.5, Viking 96.9 and BBC radio humberside 95.9 if i move my antenna to another window. :tup
this is what i use to pick up all them stations Lee. :tup

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Re: Pirates in Cheshire

Post by LeeCavanagh » Tue Apr 02, 2024 10:11 am

I can’t even get MAR and i’m significantly closer. I’ve heard them years ago but not since.
I’m also have a 5 element yagi
I’m not sure I can warrant buying new gear just to get overdrive, I suspect it won’t be much better than my Airspy HF+ Discovery or my Sony fm tuner.
It looks cheap enough tho
Thanks for the info
Time for me to move house
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Re: Pirates in Cheshire

Post by pete1015 » Tue Apr 02, 2024 10:16 am

LeeCavanagh wrote: Tue Apr 02, 2024 10:11 am I can’t even get MAR and i’m significantly closer. I’ve heard them years ago but not since.
I’m also have a 5 element yagi
I’m not sure I can warrant buying new gear just to get overdrive, I suspect it won’t be much better than my Airspy HF+ Discovery or my Sony fm tuner.
It looks cheap enough tho
Thanks for the info
Time for me to move house
No problem, Lee. :tup

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Re: Pirates in Cheshire

Post by jvok » Fri Apr 05, 2024 11:32 pm

Picking up something on 87.7 here on cheshire/shropshire border. Continuous house/chill out style mix. RDS ID "RUBY877".

Anyone else getting this?

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Re: Pirates in Cheshire

Post by jvok » Fri Apr 05, 2024 11:42 pm

Just been texting a mate in Wrexham apparently its audible weakly there too. Maybe coming from crewe/stoke sort of way?

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