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by Nick Gilly
20 Oct 2017 18:32
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo SW France
Replies: 0
Views: 66

Tropo SW France

Pic du Midi in at weak levels on 87.9 and 95.7.
by Nick Gilly
19 Oct 2017 20:04
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: VG Tropo conditions in France...
Replies: 36
Views: 2189

Re: VG Tropo conditions in France...

Yes, these are few exceptions. "Radio Orient" boradcasts news in arabic from its lebanese sister station, and "Radio Alfa" broadcasts also shows in portuguese in addition to French ones, because of the numerous portugese people who live in Paris. I didn't know that "Radio Orient" broadcasts its leb...
by Nick Gilly
18 Oct 2017 15:11
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: VG Tropo conditions in France...
Replies: 36
Views: 2189

Re: VG Tropo conditions in France...

As I know there is no FM station in France which broadcasts in arabic (*). Our two major Arabic-themed stations, "Beur FM" and "France Maghreb" are in french. I believe that your signal could be from Maghreb, which would be a nice tropo catch ! (*) In France, only French or regional-spoken language...
by Nick Gilly
18 Oct 2017 01:03
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: Poland on Tropo 17 October 2017
Replies: 17
Views: 938

Re: Poland on Tropo 17 October 2017

97.4 sounds like it has PR 3 now, as web stream with a Polish alternative rock song. It is VERY weak though!
by Nick Gilly
18 Oct 2017 00:47
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: Poland on Tropo 17 October 2017
Replies: 17
Views: 938

Re: Poland on Tropo 17 October 2017

Very nice Zach :P

107.9 got replaced by Einslive shortly after that earlier post but they were having the phone-in followed by a ballad-type song, as web stream before QRM from Einslive began to take over.
by Nick Gilly
18 Oct 2017 00:35
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: Poland on Tropo 17 October 2017
Replies: 17
Views: 938

Re: Poland on Tropo 17 October 2017

Yes! Polish talk now on 107.9, which must be PR 1 from Koszalin at 1255 km.
by Nick Gilly
17 Oct 2017 23:58
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: Poland on Tropo 17 October 2017
Replies: 17
Views: 938

Re: Poland on Tropo 17 October 2017

Just had full RDS from NDR Kultur on 89.2 from Schwerin at 905 km!
by Nick Gilly
17 Oct 2017 23:16
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: Poland on Tropo 17 October 2017
Replies: 17
Views: 938

Re: Poland on Tropo 17 October 2017

As I type this I'm receiving BB Radio on 104.3 from Pritzwalk at 944 km. Poland would be nice...
by Nick Gilly
14 Oct 2017 15:30
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: VG Tropo conditions in France...
Replies: 36
Views: 2189

Re: VG Tropo conditions in France...

Yes France is enhanced very well here with big signals from the likes of Brest, Rennes and Caen. It has been going down to Bayonne with France Bleu Gascogne in around lunch time on 100.5.

As I type this there is a very weak Euskadi Irratia on 88.9 so Spain is making it in now.
by Nick Gilly
13 Oct 2017 00:30
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo > Switzerland
Replies: 2
Views: 182

Re: Tropo > Switzerland

Since then it's shifted to Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany (Rheinland-Pfalz, parts of NRW and Hessen).
by Nick Gilly
12 Oct 2017 22:23
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo > Switzerland
Replies: 2
Views: 182

Tropo > Switzerland

Säntis on 99.9, 101.5, 105.6 and 107.8!
by Nick Gilly
11 Oct 2017 20:20
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo > Spain
Replies: 1
Views: 159

Re: Tropo > Spain

Log from this morning: 87.7 Euskadi Irratia Azkoitia 901 km 87.9 France Inter Pic du Midi 929 km 88.9 Euskadi Irratia Bilbao=Bilbo 899 km 94.7 Gaztea Bilbao=Bilbo 899 km 95.7 Radio Euskadi Azkoitia 901 km (presumed) 96.5 SER Gijón Gijón 922 km? 97.2 Los 40 San Sebastián San Sebastián=Donostia 884 km...
by Nick Gilly
11 Oct 2017 06:48
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo > Spain
Replies: 1
Views: 159

Tropo > Spain

E.g. 87.7 Euskadi Irratia, 100.8 Onda Cero, 103.6 Cadena 100 so far
by Nick Gilly
09 Oct 2017 00:45
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: dx tips
Replies: 12
Views: 773

Re: dx tips

Seemed to be good to Mid West at 0600 in the Cabades badlands. 700 WLW and 760 WJR both reasonable. John - your music station on 830 was coming in well as well. I recorded an ID but just can't make it out besides the "50,000 watts of power". Seems as though I can't attach a mp3 file here. I'll ping...
by Nick Gilly
08 Oct 2017 18:35
Forum: Nick Gilly, Whitchurch
Topic: Tropo logs 3-4th October 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 358

Re: Tropo logs 3-4th October 2017

Thanks Zach.

Maybe more tropo to come at the end of the week?
by Nick Gilly
08 Oct 2017 12:01
Forum: Nick Gilly, Whitchurch
Topic: Tropo logs 3-4th October 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 358

Tropo logs 3-4th October 2017

Virtually all France during this tropo, with Hornisgrinde being the only German tx logged. The duct at best extended all the way down to the Perpignan/Pic Neulos transmitter right by the French/Spanish border. Recordings from this tropo can be found here: https://app.box.com/s/9nnr200afh0nxt2ffc7g86...
by Nick Gilly
05 Oct 2017 20:45
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo central/SW France
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Re: Tropo central/SW France

From memory this is the haul of the more interesting txes heard during yesterday's tropo: Pic du Midi Ussel-Meymac Lyon Millau Le-Puy-en-Velay Clermont-Ferrand Nantes Guéret Carcassonne Angers Bourges Aurillac Tours Parthenay Troyes Orléans Niort Hornisgrinde Perpignan Argenton-sur-Creuse Bergerac (...
by Nick Gilly
04 Oct 2017 07:31
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo central/SW France
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Re: Tropo central/SW France

Sud Radio Carcassonne in on 104.7 this morning.
by Nick Gilly
03 Oct 2017 22:08
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo central/SW France
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Tropo central/SW France

Some tropo down into France this evening with Ussel-Meymac, Pic-du-Midi and Lyon logged so far. Signals are pretty weak. It's probably ducting as Cherbourg and Caen are near flat levels.
by Nick Gilly
30 Sep 2017 21:32
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: FM DXing in Central Europe
Replies: 7
Views: 570

Re: FM DXing in Central Europe

Fantastic reception Maciek! Congratulations.

I saw a 1798 km log between Poland and Finland last Wednesday. Stunning autumnal tropo. I hope we get a chance in the UK before the winter closes in.

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