Sorry it has been a while since my last post, lots of stuff going on, not much of it worth blogging about!
However, I am moved once again to note the possible loss of my present (up until now, at any rate) source of Radio Metor Reflections, the TV Transmitter serving Ostrava in the Czech Republic on channel R1. (49.76MHz).
I tried to tune in over the weekend to pick up any Orionid meteors, only to be met with wall-to-wall white noise.
It's an even greater pity, as this is (or was) the last broadcast TV source I could receive on Band I.
I had reported previously that this transmitter was due to close in November, but either this has happened early, or the transmitter is off due to a fault or maintenance. If I were in charge of a transmitter which is just about to close down, I don't think I'd spend too much effort on maintenance, but you never know!
As of the time of writing this entry, I haven't been able to verify what has happened, all I know is, I have no Orionid trails on my PC!
Interestingly I found a web site by Czech radio amateur Ivan OK2BMU who is waiting patiently for that same transmitter to close down so that he can get cracking on the amateur 6m (50MHz) band! Every cloud has a silver lining, as they say ...
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