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sporadic-e opening British Islands-Canary Islands?

Post by tomas112 » 09 Jun 2018 10:51

Hi All
What happens this season?. Has there been any opening British Islands-Canary Islands?. They have to spend a couple of years for the minimum of the solar cycle....
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Post by Nick Gilly » 09 Jun 2018 11:27

Hi Tomas. Not as far as I know, at least not yet. Paul Logan in Northern Ireland generally has more openings to the Canary Islands than other British DXers due to his location near the western extremity of Europe.

Last Sunday I and another DXer received the Azores on 87.7, so there has been conditions into the Atlantic.
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Re: sporadic-e opening British Islands-Canary Islands?

Post by PascalD » 09 Jun 2018 12:11

Hi Tomas & Nick, I have read on various radio dx sites of reception many years ago during the Summer of Canary Island television signals reaching to the UK but i think is not possible now. I was in Gran Canaria last week and did not receive Morocco on FM which i think was strange given proximty the two locations? In 2 weeks i will be in Menorca staying in Port de Fornells and will be intresting listening for knowing which Countries can be heard or if DX can be received with Sporacdic 'E' While again at the same time i will be experimenting with homebuild FM antenne and BF961 amp during the flight to Mahon.

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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 09 Jun 2018 12:11

Nick Gilly wrote:
09 Jun 2018 11:27
Last Sunday I and another DXer received the Azores on 87.7, so there has been conditions into the Atlantic.
Say my name! (You're goddam right!) You mention two other DXer's names often enough when they receive anything exotic. What's going on here?

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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 09 Jun 2018 12:13

PascalD wrote:
09 Jun 2018 12:11
Hi Tomas & Nick, I have read on various radio dx sites of reception many years ago during the Summer of Canary Island television signals reaching to the UK but i think is not possible now.
Really? Why not?

Of course it's possible. It happens! It even happens on tropo occasionally.

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Post by Nick Gilly » 09 Jun 2018 13:41

John Faulkner, Skegness wrote:
09 Jun 2018 12:11
Nick Gilly wrote:
09 Jun 2018 11:27
Last Sunday I and another DXer received the Azores on 87.7, so there has been conditions into the Atlantic.
Say my name! (You're goddam right!) You mention two other DXer's names often enough when they receive anything exotic. What's going on here?

Did you also get the Azores last week John? I know Chris Howles did.
Good DX.

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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 09 Jun 2018 14:33

I did!

I've also had the Canaries twice since living in Skegness.

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Post by Nick Gilly » 09 Jun 2018 15:37

Sorry I'd forgotten about that.
Good DX.

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Re: sporadic-e opening British Islands-Canary Islands?

Post by PascalD » 09 Jun 2018 17:15

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Really? Why not?

Of course it's possible. It happens! It even happens on tropo occasionally.
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John i make reference for reception the television and not radio as i understand such transmissions have been received from the past during this time of year by dxers in Northern Europe. Today of course such television impossible because Spain and everywhere go digital and i also think fm can go the same way in future as Countries move toward DAB such transmission modes? Here in France we have DAB+ but 99% of the Country we are not aware it is available because no public publicity and DAB tuners are not openly sold but i find/ have a small Sony DAB radio from Darty but is good for FM and no for DAB DX

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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 09 Jun 2018 21:07

Ah. My mistake. I don't read things properly before I post lately.

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Post by Tim Bucknall » 12 Jun 2018 14:41

Madeira was in via e skip on 70mhz here in Llanelli last night
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Post by Paul_Logan » 12 Jun 2018 16:14

I certainly used to see the Canaries much more than Dxers from Britain but for some reason over the last couple of years they have not been turning up here as much, same for Madeira and the Azores. I have no explanation as to why. The usual "beacon" is 87.7 from Fuerteventura. I reckon most of my logs from the Canaries have been E skip plus tropo over the years. Later in the season always seemed better as well.
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