When I was a kid I was told that you could listen to stations from the other side of the world
meidei wrote:So, this just in: 93% of Cypriots listen to the radio every day.
meidei wrote:The combined result is even more cacophonous than a Anna Vissi song on loop.
:lol: got some friends who would kill you for that sentence.
I hope that, like you said, the price of older receivers will drop. I'm in love with the Tecsun PL-660 and I'm waiting till I can get it.
You are right about the RDS, it's quite useful for DXing in the FM band. But it's not used in any other band, is it?
meidei wrote:You are right about the RDS, it's quite useful for DXing in the FM band. But it's not used in any other band, is it?
Yes, only on FM. It's a really small thing that I obsess over, but here in Cyprus there's fertile ground for FM DXing with TRNC, Turkey, Syria and Lebanon, Israel, Palestine and Egypt being all so close. Not knowing any Arabic or Hebrew makes RDS rather important to me.
A couple of months ago I got a very cheap SDR tuner from ebay. It died on its third day, but not before I could listen to the FIR Nicosia
But I don't think I will miss the AIR band. SSB would be interesting , and yes, continuous SW is the most important of all. My current receiver has a lot of gaps because it breaks down SW in 6 bands (and that's where it's bug, exhibiting a mixing effect with a ±910KHz offset, becomes a feature).
meidei, do you mind if we come to this thread to discuss the SW things?
I had no idea what a SDR was so you buy it, and what do you receive? an antenna and the software? or only the software? Doesn't the AC plug of the computer interferes with the actual reception?
(I just looked at a map and you live much closer to Lebanon and Syria than I initially thought. Can you see the Levant from your coast in a clear day?)
meidei wrote:Keryneia's coast.
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