Shortwave Radio (Evaton RF Nomad?)

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Re: Shortwave Radio (Evaton RF Nomad?)

Post by dan_k » Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:06 pm

An option to substituting a 10-turn pot in the module is to put one in a passive box, feed it an offset and plug into the CV in.

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Re: Shortwave Radio (Evaton RF Nomad?)

Post by EATyourGUITAR » Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:19 pm

dan_k wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:06 pm
An option to substituting a 10-turn pot in the module is to put one in a passive box, feed it an offset and plug into the CV in.
this is a great idea. I have a 10 turn pot I got for free that is too big to fit inside the nomad. I will definitely give this a try. it is free so no worries.
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Re: Shortwave Radio (Evaton RF Nomad?)

Post by Mr_Sulcus » Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:10 am

Are the squeals and whistles as aerial-dependent to pick up as the actual clear stations are? Those are what I'd be most interesting in using.

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Re: Shortwave Radio (Evaton RF Nomad?)

Post by peabreu » Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:49 am

I would say no. Those magic squeals and wispers are way more frequent than actual stations, at least for me.

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Re: Shortwave Radio (Evaton RF Nomad?)

Post by Peng33 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:09 am

This thing just came and went on ebay. Watched it, was interested, and then I promptly forgot about it and the auction was over.

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Post by DigitalCrickets » Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:52 am

smcumber wrote:
Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:09 pm
I kept switching between french, german and british stations and then found some chinese music. You get weird uncanny valley-ish sounds if you reduce the bandwidth on talk radio stations. The first thing it reminded me of was the Imperial probe droid in Star Wars, I'm fairly sure that's how they created its sounds:

Single Side Band transmissions, but tuned in AM mode, will give you Imperial Probe Droid all day.
(I guess this is where my synthesizer hobby and my Amateur radio license begin to collide.)
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Post by DigitalCrickets » Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:57 am

stevebryson wrote:
Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:59 am
Thanks, rh2y and brinaobush! I'll go make the long antenna.

Next question: does it need to be strung in a straight line, or can I have it in an L or U shape? My very poor understanding of antennas says straight line. But I don't have 25' of straight line in the house. Not where my wife would allow it, anyway.
Straight line will normally achieve the best results. For Shortwave reception, an "RLOW" Antenna is commonly used (Random Length Of Wire) :hihi:
Even better results if that RLOW is horizontal instead of vertical, and at the highest elevation you can place it. Mine runs along the apex of my attic, but I feed it into an Icom IC-746 radio, so the effort to hang it was worthwhile. YMMV.
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Re: Shortwave Radio (Evaton RF Nomad?)

Post by Mr_Sulcus » Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:57 pm

peabreu wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:49 am
I would say no. Those magic squeals and wispers are way more frequent than actual stations, at least for me.
That's good to know, cheers. I've never had much luck with SW transmissions so if I want to mine them then I use the online receiver. Getting the spacey sounds live into a sampler is something I'd like to try though. Might just keep an eye out for one.

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