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by Ian Kelly
09 Sep 2016 07:14
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Spanish tropo
Replies: 2
Views: 312

Re: Spanish tropo

This alert was from Tuesday. A cold front went through yesterday (Thursday) morning, killing the tropo, but Spain had already disappeared here and the tropo was generally lack lustre. I should have said it was RNE5 from Lierganes on 105.0. This was all I heard, though Nick in Whitchurch (Hants) had ...
by Ian Kelly
06 Sep 2016 21:27
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Spanish tropo
Replies: 2
Views: 312

Spanish tropo

RNE5 has been slowly fading in and out here in Reading for the past half hour, very weak. Despite this, signals from the French regulars are poor, notably Brest, which is normally good if I hear Spain. Seems like narrow ducting is the order of the day, rather than widespread enhancement. Don't just ...
by Ian Kelly
12 Jun 2016 17:21
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Latvian FM
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Latvian FM

Many Latvians at RDS level and high up the band.

Ian Kelly
Reading
by Ian Kelly
25 May 2016 11:36
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: North African Es now
Replies: 1
Views: 126

North African Es now

Not particularly strong Arabic station floating in and out now on 87.9.

Ian Kelly, Reading, UK
by Ian Kelly
10 Nov 2015 16:16
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: And rather lofty to France
Replies: 4
Views: 303

And rather lofty to France

Good signals from Le Mans, and Ussel and Mende have appeared too. Not sure I've had the latter before.
by Ian Kelly
02 Nov 2015 19:39
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Denmark tropo
Replies: 12
Views: 827

Denmark tropo

Wasn't sure whether to add a new thread, or add to another! After a lull in the tropo whilst we were blanketed in fog all day Sunday and this morning, conditions improved this afternoon as the fog lifted, opening up to Germany. Now, Denmark is in with steady signals from Rangstrup, 94.8, 97.2, etc. ...
by Ian Kelly
23 Oct 2015 23:32
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo > Austria
Replies: 3
Views: 321

Re: Tropo > Austria

Tropo from Austria has now made it to Reading, with Salzburg up to noise free mono on 94.8, 99.0 and 90.9. The Czech Republic is also hanging around from earlier on 91.4 and 101.7.
by Ian Kelly
02 Oct 2015 11:44
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Poland tropo
Replies: 31
Views: 3683

Re: Poland tropo

Poland has at last made it into Berkshire, a weak signal from RMF FM on 98.4 from Gdansk. Never had Poland on tropo here before.
by Ian Kelly
01 Oct 2015 17:12
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Holme Moss logged via tropo in Poland and Lithuania
Replies: 13
Views: 2571

Holme Moss logged via tropo in Poland and Lithuania

Just seen on the FMLIST feed that Holme Moss has been logged in Plock, Poland and Mazeikiai, Lithunia via tropo in the last hour or so. That's some ducting! It should work in reverse...

Meanwhile, my part of southern England remains a largely DX free zone...
by Ian Kelly
30 Sep 2015 13:55
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo build up?
Replies: 67
Views: 7109

Re: Tropo build up?

A fail here on my final day in Kent as well. Conditions the poorest this morning since arrival. Even UK Raw faded out. There was no repeat of the Irish reception that occurred on Monday evening.
by Ian Kelly
28 Sep 2015 19:18
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo build up?
Replies: 67
Views: 7109

Re: Tropo build up?

Radio NaGael 94.0 Mt Leinster, Ireland, almost fully quiting mono on indoor 3 ele and XDR in temp holiday location at Greatstone, SE Kent!
by Ian Kelly
28 Sep 2015 16:05
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: CARIBBEAN STATION ON 104.00
Replies: 7
Views: 1260

Re: CARIBBEAN STATION ON 104.00

This might possibly be Omega Radio, a London pirate, which seems to vary between 104.0 and 104.1, which is an Afro Caribbean station. Not sure which they are on at present. They're online at http://www.omegafmradio.co.uk.
by Ian Kelly
28 Sep 2015 15:49
Forum: News
Topic: Ashbourne Radio on 101.8 from two nearby Tx's?
Replies: 11
Views: 2311

Re: Ashbourne Radio on 101.8 from two nearby Tx's?

Jack FM have two relays for Wallingford and Watlington in Oxfordshire on 106.4 which are even closer together. No idea if they are synchronised.
by Ian Kelly
28 Sep 2015 15:46
Forum: DAB
Topic: Degraded DAB reception here
Replies: 23
Views: 3462

Re: Degraded DAB reception here

I've read there are some new DAB outlets in Lincolnshire. Could they be desensing your DAB tuner for LBC?
by Ian Kelly
28 Sep 2015 12:16
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: South West Tropo
Replies: 6
Views: 824

Re: South West Tropo

On a short holiday at Greatstone on the south east coast of Kent. Haven't noticed anything exotic through the wall of French semi locals as yet, Boulogne et al, but an unfamiliar band to me. No Germans or Spain noted as yet. However, a weak Radio Devon 103.4 heard and West London pirate UK Raw heard...
by Ian Kelly
07 Sep 2015 23:24
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Irish Lift for insomniacs
Replies: 39
Views: 4496

Re: Irish Lift for insomniacs

Ireland returned after sunset, with Mount Leinster joining Kippure, on several frequencies.
by Ian Kelly
07 Sep 2015 18:57
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Irish Lift for insomniacs
Replies: 39
Views: 4496

Re: Irish Lift for insomniacs

Lyric FM from Kippure made it through to Reading this morning on 98.7. Ireland is a rare visitor here. Heard it off beam on the horizontal. Let's hope for a repeat as the sun goes down.
by Ian Kelly
23 Aug 2015 22:43
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: This evening's West Keal DX trip failure
Replies: 6
Views: 1188

Re: This evening's West Keal DX trip failure

John, you'll know I had the same absence of mind some years ago now, when I headed out to Ashley Warren (near Watership Down in North Hampshire), the hotspot for Iberian tropo), and I forgot the mast too. This was the one and only occasion I heard Portugal via tropo, which I managed with the 3 eleme...
by Ian Kelly
19 Aug 2015 22:59
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: RFI relay on 87.8 - treble hop Es to Benin??? (AMENDED: ALMOST CERTAINLY NOT!)
Replies: 10
Views: 1210

Re: RFI relay on 87.8 - treble hop Es to Benin???

I checked out FMLIST, but noted that there is no listing for RSA / Radio Sol de Almijara, but I tracked down their website http://www.rsafm.org/, which gives some more details about the station. Their relay of WRN is mentioned, and checking the link out from their site to WRN's own website confirms ...
by Ian Kelly
19 Aug 2015 20:59
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: RFI relay on 87.8 - treble hop Es to Benin??? (AMENDED: ALMOST CERTAINLY NOT!)
Replies: 10
Views: 1210

Re: RFI relay on 87.8 - treble hop Es to Benin???

C'est la vie! My original gut feeling was that this was from an ex-pat station, especially given I heard Talk Radio Europe moments later. Thanks John, Sleeper and Stuart for your input. Radio Sol de Almijara does seem the most likely source of what I heard today. A bit of wishful thinking with Benin...

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