DISCLAIMER: I have no association with UVB-76 station, neither do I have any clue what is the content I am relaying. I can only assure, that the signal is received on 4.625MHz AM-modulated 900km NW from supposed origin and retransmitted unaltered. In no way can I guarantee this service, nor be considered responsible of any content re-transmitted. The only purpose for this relay to exist is because lot of people who do not have equipment or are located too far from station seem to be interested about listening to it. Should the UVB-76 station- or transmission content owners feel violated in any way, please contact me at uvb76.repeater@gmail.com and we will work it out.

Note, that because of shortwave radio signal propagation specifics the station can be more or less reliably received from around 4pm to 6am GMT on summertime. It is almost 24h audible during the winter, with short "skip-zone" blank-out around 6pm GMT.

The USB feed is considered as main source of audio today, as the voice messages are much better audible there than on the AM stream. However, the buzzer sound from the AM stream is somewhat more pleasant to listen at, so both feeds are kept simultaneously.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Sample chips for SDR arriving from National Semiconductor

THAT. WAS. FAST. Amazing! I got e-mail from National Semiconductor on January 7'th saying that they cant ship samples on their own expense and I have to pay for the courier service. It was expensive as hell, but still much cheaper than ordering the same number of chips from DigiKey, so I decided to give it a go. I got confirmation from Singapore warehouse, that the order was shipped on January 8. I got a call from local UPS office today, January 10 at 13:24 asking if I am at the office! Thats less than 48 hours from me making the shipping payment to NSC till doorbell!

Guess I have to start designing now! :)