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by Nick Gilly
13 Jan 2019 15:03
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: Vintage DX - anyone remember Radio Folie?
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Re: Vintage DX - anyone remember Radio Folie?

Found the court case where the owner of Radio Pholie was charged with operating a pirate radio station: https://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/affichJuriJudi.do?idTexte=JURITEXT000007534865 https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=en&prev=search&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=fr&sp=nmt4&...
by Nick Gilly
13 Jan 2019 09:49
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: Vintage DX - anyone remember Radio Folie?
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Re: Vintage DX - anyone remember Radio Folie?

Thanks Sylvestre. No wonder I couldn't find it! So it was actually a pirate. I remember that sung jingle "Radio Pholie, la FM des stars". I wonder what sort of power the transmitters put out? That's a very interesting website btw, so thanks again for that. I found the entry for RVS FM, which used to...
by Nick Gilly
12 Jan 2019 20:44
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: Vintage DX - anyone remember Radio Folie?
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Vintage DX - anyone remember Radio Folie?

Hi all. Who can tell me more about this station? I remember logging it in the late 80s more than once during tropos to the SE. 106.4 is a frequency I definitely heard it, and I think 106.2 was another. From what I remember hearing during an ad break they used to serve parts of Picardie and bits nort...
by Nick Gilly
11 Jan 2019 21:29
Forum: News
Topic: Hungarian news topic
Replies: 6
Views: 235

Re: Hungarian news topic

PFM907 wrote:
11 Jan 2019 20:41
so many new stations and so less interesting programmes :( religious, talk, news.
News filtered through an Orban processor no doubt...
by Nick Gilly
08 Jan 2019 17:45
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo Building?
Replies: 19
Views: 819

Re: Tropo Building?

There's a higher quality stream here:

http://direct.francemusique.fr/live/fra ... e-hifi.aac
by Nick Gilly
06 Jan 2019 18:20
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo Building?
Replies: 19
Views: 819

Re: Tropo Building?

^I thought you might appreciate that one Tim :P
by Nick Gilly
06 Jan 2019 18:13
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo Building?
Replies: 19
Views: 819

Re: Tropo Building?

The tropo building has collapsed here now, or Einsturzende Tropobauten as they may say in Germany ;)

France Bleu Gascogne was still occasionally fading up very weakly as late as early afternoon here. Another nice couple of days of tropo though after the Christmas one recently.
by Nick Gilly
06 Jan 2019 09:19
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo Building?
Replies: 19
Views: 819

Re: Tropo Building?

Carcassonne/Pic du Nore tx in now: France Musique 90.9 and Sud Radio 104.7.
by Nick Gilly
06 Jan 2019 08:54
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo Spain
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Re: Tropo Spain

Still going here with e.g. Gaztea on 91.2 with pops. Cadena SER Avilés was in earlier this morning on 103.9 swapping with Sud Radio Bayonne. France Bleu Gascogne is also around on 100.5.

Euskadi Irratia reached quite respectable levels last night on 88.9 at around 2 am with folk songs.
by Nick Gilly
05 Jan 2019 23:11
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo Spain
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Re: Tropo Spain

Spain still trying here e.g. Euskadi Irratia on 87.7 and 94.4. Both weak at best. France Inter is dominating on 87.9.
by Nick Gilly
05 Jan 2019 10:04
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo Ireland
Replies: 0
Views: 57

Tropo Ireland

Spain seems to have fizzled out but Today FM is in on 101.4 from Mount Leinster. I wasn't expecting that. Maybe I should beam west more often!
by Nick Gilly
05 Jan 2019 09:23
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo Spain
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Tropo Spain

105.0 RNE Radio 5 in from Liérganes. This has only recently appeared so hopefully conditions are on the up.

87.9 France Inter is also in from Pic du Midi.
by Nick Gilly
02 Jan 2019 18:46
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo Building?
Replies: 19
Views: 819

Re: Tropo Building?

There's certainly tropo here. Some local enhancements (e.g. Uckfield FM on 105.0) as well as Pic du Midi in & out on 87.9 and 95.7.

Galicia and Portugal was being logged in East Sussex earlier in the afternoon. None of that has reached here yet.
by Nick Gilly
02 Jan 2019 14:29
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropospheric Forecast 29 Dec -01 Jan
Replies: 31
Views: 814

Re: Tropospheric Forecast 29 Dec -01 Jan

Pic du Midi is floating about on 87.9 and 95.7 so there's some tropo about. I wasn't expecting long-distance txes to be honest so a nice surprise.
by Nick Gilly
01 Jan 2019 10:45
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropospheric Forecast 29 Dec -01 Jan
Replies: 31
Views: 814

Re: Tropospheric Forecast 29 Dec -01 Jan

Part 2 from the Comeragh Mountains Co. Waterford Ireland Mahonfalls carpark 52°13'24.3"N 7°32'29.0"W Comeragh Mountains Co Waterford Ireland RX: JVC KD-R541 Ant: Toyota Avensis car From 16:15 to 17:40 UTC MHz Station RDS TX Site Distance 088.1 BBC R2 Yes North Hessary Tor Devon 308km 088.4 BBC R2 N...
by Nick Gilly
01 Jan 2019 10:37
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropospheric Forecast 29 Dec -01 Jan
Replies: 31
Views: 814

Re: Tropospheric Forecast 29 Dec -01 Jan

I hope it wasn't too expensive! I noticed on a couple of recent videos you had the XDR and I thought I hadn't seen it before. All we need now is a good tropo! Hi again Nick. Sorry for my late reply. I paid little over $140 just for the radio. Shipping was about $30 (via GSP) and customs about $27. ...
by Nick Gilly
31 Dec 2018 22:12
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: tropo buliding 30.12.2018
Replies: 8
Views: 322

Re: tropo buliding 30.12.2018

Thanks Zach. Irish reception lasted for maybe 40 minutes.

Just had a very weak RNE 5 from Liérganes on 105.0. Also logged Deutschlandfunk on 101.8 briefly a little earlier from Aurich but Classic FM from Swingate took over.
by Nick Gilly
31 Dec 2018 16:31
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: tropo buliding 30.12.2018
Replies: 8
Views: 322

Re: tropo buliding 30.12.2018

Mount Leinster in on several frequencies here e.g. 91.8, 94.0, 99.2 and 101.4. I don't think I've logged this one from home before. There are two things against me here: I can't go vertical, and there's a railway embankment on the west side of the road acting as an obstacle towards Ireland. Since si...
by Nick Gilly
31 Dec 2018 13:05
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: tropo buliding 30.12.2018
Replies: 8
Views: 322

Re: tropo buliding 30.12.2018

I'm hopeful of a Spanish opening here before tomorrow's cold front flushes everything away. Fingers crossed. Closer cross-Channel regulars have been up here since yesterday evening, and BBC Devon on 103.4 is in at fair levels now.

Is that Kenwood a new acquisition Peter?
by Nick Gilly
30 Dec 2018 16:36
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo on Christmas day?
Replies: 87
Views: 2137

Re: Tropo on Christmas day?

Recordings of this tropo here: https://app.box.com/s/eelyn1gy9c8rwoeto9yewcr43skwvi2h A couple of highlights, both on 107.7: https://app.box.com/s/jkiznrx1tuj3mxzx294a22qcbs56t8um - 107.7 Normandie Trafic, either from Falaise or Argentan https://app.box.com/s/reihprey4weo75ogdrnlsoeu8b6g3q97 - 107.7...

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