Tuesday 17th April looks good on Hepburn

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Tuesday 17th April looks good on Hepburn

Post by Tim Bucknall » 12 Apr 2018 12:34

As above,
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Re: Tuesday 17th April looks good on Hepburn

Post by Nick Gilly » 12 Apr 2018 22:00

And Wednesday the 18th looks even better:

http://www.dxinfocentre.com/tr_map/fcst/nwe144.jpg

Tropo to Denmark & Sweden anyone?
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Re: Tuesday 17th April looks good on Hepburn

Post by zach_m » 13 Apr 2018 06:49

F5LEN's predictions even going further, up to 20th of April! That would be a very long lasting tropo lift. Sadly this is my late shift, so I won't be available during the afternoon and evening DX.

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Re: Tuesday 17th April looks good on Hepburn

Post by zach_m » 13 Apr 2018 07:08

This is how the weather is looking for the next week in my area

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Re: Tuesday 17th April looks good on Hepburn

Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 13 Apr 2018 09:45

I wonder if the 5C temperatures of the North Sea will be helping this along? Remember 2013 anyone? Some of the best tropo I have known and this also followed a cold and extended winter with the North Sea temperatures being below average.

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Re: Tuesday 17th April looks good on Hepburn

Post by Andrew Webster,Wigan » 13 Apr 2018 12:27

John Faulkner, Skegness wrote:
13 Apr 2018 09:45
I wonder if the 5C temperatures of the North Sea will be helping this along? Remember 2013 anyone? Some of the best tropo I have known and this also followed a cold and extended winter with the North Sea temperatures being below average.
Aye 08/07/2013 mega tropo to Germany when my band went from English to German that was after a cold Winter/Spring produced some excellent tropo.

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Re: Tuesday 17th April looks good on Hepburn

Post by daveB » 13 Apr 2018 13:19

I wait with bated breath - let's hope the forecast doesn't change for the worse.
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Re: Tuesday 17th April looks good on Hepburn

Post by Tim Bucknall » 13 Apr 2018 15:46

pushed back a day later, will have to wait for map to update
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Re: Tuesday 17th April looks good on Hepburn

Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 14 Apr 2018 19:50

Isn't that one big downgrade?

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Re: Tuesday 17th April looks good on Hepburn

Post by Catherine » 14 Apr 2018 20:36

Wednesday afternoon still looks OK for France, Thursday afternoon might be OK for Belgium/Netherlands...

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Re: Tuesday 17th April looks good on Hepburn

Post by zach_m » 14 Apr 2018 23:28

The forecast is changing all the time. It's very hard to say anything at this point. The best way is just to wait till Wednesday to find out. I noticed a sharp temperature drop on today's evening, but no sign of tropo.

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Re: Tuesday 17th April looks good on Hepburn

Post by AndyP (Telford) » 15 Apr 2018 11:23

Thursday into Friday is looking good with UK <-> Denmark Tropo.

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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 15 Apr 2018 12:01

It would be nice if the Swedish and Polish paths open up again.

Absolutely right. It can all change. And it almost certainly will!

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Re: Tuesday 17th April looks good on Hepburn

Post by zach_m » 16 Apr 2018 08:33

Both, Hepburn's and F5LEN's maps predicting the most intense conditions on Wednesday into Thursday this week. The forecast has weaken though and looks very patchy. Northern France is covered with green colour on both maps.

John, you have very good location. There is a chance for the Czech Republic and possibly Polish signals on Wednesday night.

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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 16 Apr 2018 11:07

Thanks Zach.

I have just caught up with yesterday evenings update.

Remaining hopeful of something. It looks like something else could be building over the coming weekend.

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Re: Tuesday 17th April looks good on Hepburn

Post by sleeper77 » 16 Apr 2018 17:07

Conditions starting to lift a bit here. A couple of low powered northern France relays on the BOB already.

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Re: Tuesday 17th April looks good on Hepburn

Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 17 Apr 2018 01:10

Wow! Lifting here too!

Lille on the large side, plus some SE/E England stuff. Swingate, Manningtree, etc., but missing out Wrotham.

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Re: Tuesday 17th April looks good on Hepburn

Post by Sylvestre » 17 Apr 2018 05:35

Here, Wrotham is actually tuned with 40 dB and instant RDS 8-)
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Re: Tuesday 17th April looks good on Hepburn

Post by zach_m » 17 Apr 2018 09:14

Started lifting here as well. Mostly Lille and Egem. Let's wait for tomorrow!

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Re: Tuesday 17th April looks good on Hepburn

Post by Jean-Luc » 17 Apr 2018 11:52

Hi there !
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