UVB-76 Live stream

Ukraine - 34 Kanal



During almost 12 years the repeater has been up, I have been keeping it apolitical. But Putin has gone batshit and UVB-76 radio station is a weapon. So, while I keep translating it, you are welcome to also watch the Ukrainian news channel '34 Kanal' to see, what kind of events this signal is actually participating at today.
Slava Ukraini!

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 about 300km 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. Note, that because of shortwave radio signal propagation specifics the station is not always audible

Sunday, June 27, 2010

The (not so successful) Antenna Upgrade

It was a little more than a week ago when listening station received its new resonant Magnetic Loop Antenna. So far so good, however, the coupling toroid (see the yet-to-be-published design of the antenna :) ) was of low frequency type (Russian M1000HM to be exact) starting to cut off at about 1MHz accordint to datasheet. The replacement toroid, T80-2 runs well above 5MHz and looks to serve as proper replacement. 
The result, however, was disappointing to say the least. Todays antenna tests with various configurations ruined several hours of broadcast, but the signal with new toroid remained noisy. It was also almost impossible to tune the antenna (or tuning to have any effect), so the old toroid is back and so is the signal. Back to the drawingboard.

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