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Tropo Alert

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Surprised nobody has mentioned the forecast tropo for Friday and weekend. It's looking very strong.

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Re: Tropo Alert

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Because people have given up on tropo forecasts!

However, I can report Holland and Belgium at RDS levels in the car on the sea front. But it's strange that I have nothing here at home less than 1 mile from there.

There is an enhancement inland to the Midlands so maybe they are doing better over there.

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Yet another big disappointment!

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Not here. Q 102.2 very strong on portable and I've just worked EI2GLB in the Republic on 2m ft8. It's forecast to burn off with the sun around now and be back with a vengeance tomorrow morning.

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Re: Tropo Alert

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not much going on over here, still waiting for some decent tropo

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 87.70 MHz	NDR Info		Engelsby	161 km		316°	6.000 w
 87.80 MHz	Sydhavsøerne		Nykøbing F	119 km		 19°	1.000 w
 90.40 MHz	Sydhavsøerne		Væggerløse	114 km		 22°	0.160 w
 92.00 MHz	Radio Szczecin		Kołowo		231 km		101°	high pwr
 93.00 MHz	POP FM			Nykøbing F	120 km		 23°	0.160 w
 93.00 MHz	myROCK			Hvalsø		203 km		 11°	0.500 w
 95.60 MHz	myROCK			Slagelse	179 km		  2°	2.000 w
 98.80 MHz	R4DIO			Nakskovv	123 km		358°	2.400 w
 99.00 MHz	Radio SOFT		Vordingborg	151 km		 18°	0.081 w
100.00 MHz	radio100		Gladsaxe	233 km		 20°	high pwr
101.00 MHz	SLR (bærebølge)		Slagelse	180 km		  2°	1.000 w
101.10 MHz	SLR (bærebølge)		Bogø		139 km		 22°	1.000 w
101.10 MHz	R4DIO			Skamlebæk	230 km		  3°	5.000 w
104.60 MHz	Radio SOFT		Nykøbing F	120 km		 23°	1.000 w
105.00 MHz	Sydhavsøerne		Nakskov		118 km		356°	0.450 w
105.20 MHz	NRJ Malmö		Limhamn		230 km		 28°	5.000 w
106.10 MHz	radio100 		Nykøbing F	120 km		 23°	2.000 w
106.50 MHz	SLR (bærebølge)		Næstved		167 km		 12°	1.500 w
106.60 MHz	THE VOICE		Høje Taastrup	220 km		 17°	0.500 w
106.70 MHz	MIX MEGAPOL		Limhamn		230 km		 28°	5.000 w
107.50 MHz	THE VOICE		Næstved		170 km		 12°	0.500 w
107.70 MHz	Radio SOFT		Hvalsø		203 km		 11°	0.500 w

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Re: Tropo Alert

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There has been tropo here over the Easter weekend so far. Not as good as earlier in the week though when I received strong Belgium then Germany, just usuals from northern France although it is better than nothing.

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I had tropo from N France, Belgium and Luxembourg late Thursday evening/very early Friday morning. A quick check at 1.30 am BST (0030 UTC) on 2.4.21 revealed Radio 100,7 (LUX) with full RDS.

Other than that there's been some inter-UK tropo. BBC Essex on 103.5 was strong earlier this morning.
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Re: Tropo Alert

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Intense sea tropo to west of IO83 bringing in fully quieting Energy FM 91.2 from GD and many stations from the Republic. Unfortunately not extending to East.

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Re: Tropo Alert

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Good! I don't have time at the moment. :D I'll be ready for the next one. :P

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Re: Tropo Alert

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Langenberg (D) at 457 km just making it to RDS levels. My usual low power European coastal station coming in nicely on the vertical 3 ele with RDS and one or two stations from the Netherlands. Better than nothing, but only worth doing unattended scanning to record the event.
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