Tropo is building up?

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Re: Tropo is building up?

Post by zach_m » 31 Oct 2017 18:41

Monster signals from France, it's still building up. Getting signals from approx 600kms.

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Re: Tropo is building up?

Post by Andrew Webster,Wigan » 31 Oct 2017 18:58

Spain back here Radio Espinosa Merindades up to PI level also RNE Radio 5 Todo Noticias made a brief appearence France still in but dropping slightly.

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Re: Tropo is building up?

Post by Nick Gilly » 31 Oct 2017 18:59

France Musique from Le Mans on 97.0 is >50 dBμV!
Good DX.

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Re: Tropo is building up?

Post by zach_m » 31 Oct 2017 19:17

Niort TX is here with all signals! Listenable levels with light hiss.

EDIT: Insane! Local 102.6 Heart covered by France Bleu Normandie (Calvados - Orne) with full RDS!

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Re: Tropo is building up?

Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 31 Oct 2017 21:03

Brests wobbling in at 20dB over 9. Bits appearing on the vertical, but nothing great here yet.

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Re: Tropo is building up?

Post by Jean-Luc » 31 Oct 2017 21:18

BBC 3 Wrotham 91.3 booming in Central France since 16:00 utc and seems it will stay all night long !
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Re: Tropo is building up?

Post by dxradiofan » 31 Oct 2017 21:35

It’s all going north with me BBC WM, Shropshire, CWR etc, strong signals...can I have Spain please instead ?!

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Re: Tropo is building up?

Post by Andrew Webster,Wigan » 31 Oct 2017 21:59

I currently have Radio Espinosa Merindades and Éxito Radio 87.5 and Euskadi Irratia 87.7 has blown off Skline Pirate :lol:
France is still very good lots of strong ones and quite a few weak ones as well.

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Re: Tropo is building up?

Post by dxradiofan » 31 Oct 2017 22:33

This is very unusual for me...RTE 1 from Mount Leinster now...not had anything from Ireland for 3 or 4 years

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Re: Tropo is building up?

Post by dxradiofan » 31 Oct 2017 22:35

You must be quite high ASL Andy ?

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Re: Tropo is building up?

Post by Nick Gilly » 31 Oct 2017 23:06

Going east here with a big signal from Radio 100,7 in Luxembourg as well as several Germans from the Baden-Württemberg and Rheinland-Pfalz regions.
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Re: Tropo is building up?

Post by daveB » 31 Oct 2017 23:27

Where did this come from? I checked earlier in the day and the forecasts didn't look good for the South-East. Spain is virtually un-achievable here but I got lots of French stations to the south and now Germany is strong - never mind Belgian and Dutch stuff.
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Re: Tropo is building up?

Post by Andrew Webster,Wigan » 31 Oct 2017 23:36

My band has turned French most locals have collapsed never thought I would see Radio Manchester 95.1 give to France it's obscene :lol:

Spain still hogging 87.5.

Andy
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Re: Tropo is building up?

Post by Alex Lawler » 01 Nov 2017 05:29

5B MTVNL
5C DR Deutsch
6A RNT Paris 2
7A Zuid NL
7B hr Radio
8A Ranstad
9B RNT Paris 5
9D Noordwest
9D Zuidwest

All those alongside many regional UK muxes this morning.
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Re: Tropo is building up?

Post by daveB » 01 Nov 2017 07:40

Nice DAB Alex. I don't have my DAB aerial available at the moment but on the vertical aerial Band II is full of Dutch and Begian stations - it a messy soup of signals with some signals stronger than my local main BBC transmitter (125 kW and only 22 km).
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Re: Tropo is building up?

Post by moordown66 » 01 Nov 2017 08:37

I've got NL and Belgium and France all over the band plus some English. Not got time to go into details now as I'm late for work. Zach - you're 10 mins from me.....get tuning!

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Re: Tropo is building up?

Post by eastangliauk » 01 Nov 2017 10:38

Getting German stations in Clacton doing videos right now.
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Re: Tropo is building up?

Post by eastangliauk » 01 Nov 2017 10:39

Funny it often happens same time each year.
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Re: Tropo is building up?

Post by zach_m » 01 Nov 2017 11:45

moordown66 wrote:
01 Nov 2017 08:37
I've got NL and Belgium and France all over the band plus some English. Not got time to go into details now as I'm late for work. Zach - you're 10 mins from me.....get tuning!
Up since 0630 local time and now I've to go to work, shame! It'a a total Maaaaadnesss! Laptop run out of memory! All band is flooded with Holland and German signals. French stations already fade out. Good DX!

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Re: Tropo is building up?

Post by Alex Lawler » 01 Nov 2017 11:55

daveB wrote:
01 Nov 2017 07:40
Nice DAB Alex. I don't have my DAB aerial available at the moment but on the vertical aerial Band II is full of Dutch and Begian stations - it a messy soup of signals with some signals stronger than my local main BBC transmitter (125 kW and only 22 km).
Thanks. All of these were received on just the telescopic whip of the Sangean 69. Shame I had to leave for work.
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