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I've got the GB3ZB recordings well organised now, with a new microphone and digital interface. Recording whilst broadcasting has posed a few problems though. I am using the same set up as for the 9th. July, but it sounds much better. I have no idea why except that I got into serious difficulties with producing a satisfactory stereo mp3 version. I think I had made a settings mistake on the 9th. as the original take was a stereo pair (from a single microphone). Everything went well with the recording on today, recorded in mono, 41000 project rate, my usual compression, level set to -6dB and then exported at 32kb stereo mp3. The fidelity is much better. I have not attempted to remove the background ambient noise.
I tried a different system for recording the live 2m broadcast.
Hum induced by the strong local RF field has been a problem.
This time I used a Logitek USB microphone (probably intended for karaoke) alongside the microphone connected the my TS700. It is very 'crisp' at 18", but it is free of hiss, and very directional. It discriminates well against the noise of the fan keeping my amplifier cool.
(31C ambient in the shack this morning!)
Also new for today, and taking advantage of knowledge gained while solving the home page dating issue, is a note of the page update at the top of the page.
I decided to have a clear out with the start of the new year!
Old files have been removed from the web server and
old comments have been deleted from this page.
|G4TRN over GB3ZB. 16th. July 2017|
|G4TRN on 2m. 9th. July 2017|
|G4TRN over GB3ZB. 2nd. July 2017|
|G4TRN on 2m. 25th. June 2017 |
|G4TRN over GB3ZB. 18th. June 2017|
|G4TRN on 2m. 11th. June 2017|
|G4TRN over GB3ZB. 4th. June 2017|
|Sorry, no recording for 28th. May 2017.|
|G4TRN over GB3ZB. 21st. May 2017|
|G7NJX on 2m. 14th. May 2017|
|G7NJX on 2m. 7th. May 2017|
|G4TRN over GB3ZB. 30th. April 2017|
|G4TRN over GB3ZB. 23rd. April 2017|
|G4TRN over GB3ZB. 16th. April 2017|
|G4TRN over GB3ZB. 9th. April 2017|
|G4TRN over GB3ZB. 2nd. April 2017|
|G4TRN over GB3ZB. 26th. March 2017|
|G4TRN on 2m. 19th. March 2017|
|G4TRN over GB3ZB. 12th. March 2017|
|G4TRN on 2m. 5th. March 2017|
|G4TRN over GB3ZB. 26th. February 2017|
|G4TRN on 2m. 19th. February 2017|
|G4TRN over GB3ZB. 12th. February 2017|
|G4TRN over GB3ZB. 5th. February 2017 |
(This recording was not broadcast, the reading was done
live through the input because of loss of the internet
connection to the repeater.)
|Sorry, no recording for 29th. January 2017.|
|G4TRN over GB3ZB. 22nd. January 2017|
|G4TRN over GB3ZB. 15th. January 2017|
|G4TRN on 2m. 8th. January 2017|
|G4TRN over GB3ZB. 18th. December 2016|
|G4TRN on 2m. 11th. December 2016|
|G4TRN over GB3ZB 4th. December 2016|
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I will update this page with the current broadcast as soon after the start of the broadcast as possible.
The readings over GB3ZB should appear very quickly. The readings from 2m. will take some time to appear as they are made at the time of the actual broadcast. I have taken to using the same microphone as I use for the GB3ZB recording.
The file format is mp3. I have settled for 32kBs bit rate. The file size is relatively small, considering the length of the broadcast which is usually about 20 minutes, about 5MB. The recording opens in a 'new 'page' and it will probably go on playing if you navigate away without closing it.
The recording for 15th. January is of the 80m broadcast and runs on (from minute 24) to the start of the GB3ZB broadcast.
I had a couple of 80m contacts before accessing the repeater and exchanging a few words with John, 2E0CRI. This part of the recording has been through a compressor in order to level out the difference between the level of my voice and the sounds from my receivers. The very high noise level on 80m makes reception very difficult!
My H2 recording device was mains powered and you can just hear a hum when I activate my 70cm rig, working through a 'rubber duck' antenna only a couple of feet away. You can hear the beeps as I start up the FT817 and loud clicks as I change the settings so as to connect the TS50 I use (through a transverter) to work GB3ZB.
John Everingham. G4TRN