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by John Faulkner, Skegness
25 Apr 2018 22:42
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: What are some "easy" MW DX stations to look out for?
Replies: 1
Views: 11

Re: What are some "easy" MW DX stations to look out for?

Hello Dave. Transatlantic DX is possible ALL year. We just have a much shorter window in the extended daylight of the summer months. The North Americans are the usual ones. You might try for 590 VOCM, 1010 WINS and CFRB, 1130 WBBR, 1390 WEGP, 1400 CBG (CBC network), 1440 WRED, 1500 WTOP, 1520 WWKB, ...
by John Faulkner, Skegness
25 Apr 2018 01:58
Forum: Propagation
Topic: Solar Cycle 25
Replies: 18
Views: 674

Re: Solar Cycle 25

;) If it increases the MUF then why not? Let's have two or three years of good MW conditions first. Some years ago, a science programme on BBC R4 mentioned the possibilities of a distant sun causing geomagnetic disturbances on earth. One would hope that such a solar wind disturbance isn't too devast...
by John Faulkner, Skegness
24 Apr 2018 22:47
Forum: Propagation
Topic: Solar Cycle 25
Replies: 18
Views: 674

Re: Solar Cycle 25

Are you saying that 10m/11m are usually active at this time of year David?

The aurora could have been caused by an emission from a distant sun. It happens.
by John Faulkner, Skegness
22 Apr 2018 23:37
Forum: DAB
Topic: North West Wales mux 12D strange signal variations
Replies: 4
Views: 477

Re: North West Wales mux 12D strange signal variations

The first graph shows what looks like the symmetrical midpoint of an aircraft scatter peak.

The last graph looks like the same, but you stopped taking the reading slightly too soon. I would bet on it that you would have seen a mirror image reflection if you'd carried on a little longer.
by John Faulkner, Skegness
22 Apr 2018 01:40
Forum: John Faulkner, Skegness
Topic: Skegness Log: 2018-04-21 (Tropo: BEL F)
Replies: 0
Views: 24

Skegness Log: 2018-04-21 (Tropo: BEL F)

105.0 0814 BEL Radio Media, Ronse/Kluisbergen (vlg-ovl) OMs talk then Dutch song, as web 347km ** 106.9 0818 BEL Radio FM Gold, Meulebeke (vlg-wvl) Laid-back OM and oldies, as web stream. Almost noise free. 317km ** 107.1 0824 BEL Family Radio (Formerly S-Radio), Oostende/Residentie De Mast (vlg-wv...
by John Faulkner, Skegness
21 Apr 2018 09:15
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: (Dutch) Tropo at last!
Replies: 8
Views: 202

(Dutch) Tropo at last!

Belgian locals coming in on the vertical now.

Good DX!
by John Faulkner, Skegness
21 Apr 2018 00:47
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tuesday 17th April looks good on Hepburn
Replies: 59
Views: 777

Re: Tuesday 17th April looks good on Hepburn

NH Radio, Wieringerwerf 11kW. This used to be called Radio Noord Holland. Nice signal!.

Virtually all continental tropo has gone here at 00:45 am, with the exception of Lille. Picking up a lot of Midlands tropo now off the back of the antenna.

Suffolk enhanced too.
by John Faulkner, Skegness
20 Apr 2018 23:13
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: 1and1 Internet
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: 1and1 Internet

Further to my 1and1 situation, many (most?) emails are not getting through. Messages in my spam folders (Thunderbird) are now hidden (I think these are controlled at the server end) and some of my email addresses are not working. I guess the reason they so boldly stated that I had changed my passwor...
by John Faulkner, Skegness
20 Apr 2018 22:15
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: What information do they see?
Replies: 7
Views: 77

Re: What information do they see?

Thanks Stuart and Noel.

I have actually tried a new browser, called UC Browser. But still no joy.

When I do my next Windows re-install (the time for which is just about nigh.) I will do all these things.

I use CCleaner too.
by John Faulkner, Skegness
20 Apr 2018 22:01
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tuesday 17th April looks good on Hepburn
Replies: 59
Views: 777

Re: Tuesday 17th April looks good on Hepburn

At last, tropo is trying to start, with Dutch powerhouses enhanced. Lille and Tournai are also up, but nothing major so far.
by John Faulkner, Skegness
20 Apr 2018 11:19
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tuesday 17th April looks good on Hepburn
Replies: 59
Views: 777

Re: Tuesday 17th April looks good on Hepburn

Ah! Thanks Chris.

I just took a swing around and the Midlands is up here! Wenvoe slightly too. Heart 102.3 stable but weak.
by John Faulkner, Skegness
20 Apr 2018 10:45
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: What information do they see?
Replies: 7
Views: 77

Re: What information do they see?

Yes. I am sure you are spot on there. Thanks for the info. I have the paid version of CyberGhost and it hasn't helped one bit. It doesn't present any problems logging in to other sites though, i.e. those which will alert me to a new IP logging in to my account. So that makes me wonder if my actual I...
by John Faulkner, Skegness
20 Apr 2018 10:40
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tuesday 17th April looks good on Hepburn
Replies: 59
Views: 777

Re: Tuesday 17th April looks good on Hepburn

Still just the usual scatter here. The humidity will kill off any likelihood of tropo for now.
by John Faulkner, Skegness
20 Apr 2018 10:39
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: a pf this morning
Replies: 6
Views: 74

Re: a pf this morning

Wow! Nice one!
by John Faulkner, Skegness
19 Apr 2018 19:57
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: What information do they see?
Replies: 7
Views: 77

What information do they see?

I asked this question on another forum and got shot down in flames. So I'll ask here as I don't think that will happen (He hopes ;)) ------------------------------------------------------------------ I am trying to create an account with an online sales platform on which I have been banned, through ...
by John Faulkner, Skegness
19 Apr 2018 17:09
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: DX-maps - a prediction
Replies: 6
Views: 148

Re: DX-maps - a prediction

The lines can be blurred when we look at the various propagation modes. Some of it is relatively straight-forward, as with Es, or F2, but it's not difficult to confuse troposcatter and aircraft scatter. There's ionoscatter too, which potentially blurs the lines even more. The old Grunten transmitter...
by John Faulkner, Skegness
19 Apr 2018 12:50
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tuesday 17th April looks good on Hepburn
Replies: 59
Views: 777

Re: Tuesday 17th April looks good on Hepburn

Now THAT'S a forecast which makes complete sense, Zach.
by John Faulkner, Skegness
19 Apr 2018 10:18
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tuesday 17th April looks good on Hepburn
Replies: 59
Views: 777

Re: Tuesday 17th April looks good on Hepburn

Well, you should have heard the strength of the Polish on band 2 this morning! You should have done. But you didn't! I didn't. None of us did! Well, maybe somebody in Poland did. One thing I will say though, is the strength of the scatter. THAT at least is up a little. But no tropo. True to form aga...
by John Faulkner, Skegness
18 Apr 2018 09:58
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: DX-maps - a prediction
Replies: 6
Views: 148

Re: DX-maps - a prediction

There's a turn-up. Either DK8NE reads this forum, or somebody has contacted him and pointed out the error of his ways. Today marks the first day I have seen him reporting tropo or aircraft scatter, etc. as tropo and not Es.

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