Unexpected Dutch tropo 9.3.18

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Catherine
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Unexpected Dutch tropo 9.3.18

Post by Catherine » 09 Mar 2018 17:05

I wasn't expecting to hear anything foreign when I switched on the car radio this afternoon, but instead I got a strong Radio 538 on 102.1 (Rotterdam?) with instant RDS. Same station on 102.7 but weaker.

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Re: Unexpected Dutch tropo 9.3.18

Post by Nick Gilly » 09 Mar 2018 17:53

Tropo? What's that?
Good DX.

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Re: Unexpected Dutch tropo 9.3.18

Post by pe1etr » 09 Mar 2018 18:28

Nick Gilly wrote:
09 Mar 2018 17:53
Tropo? What's that?
Ask troponick

Peter
Waitng for Canary Islands super tropo.

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Re: Unexpected Dutch tropo 9.3.18

Post by zach_m » 09 Mar 2018 23:39

There was an enhancement today in the morning, but all faded out before 11. Only regular tropo nationals such Wenvoe, Holme Moss but also patchy signals from France were getting through. All very weak, but I get new signals too.

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Re: Unexpected Dutch tropo 9.3.18

Post by daveB » 10 Mar 2018 22:23

Yes - after a complete drought of tropo enhanced signals - I'm actually getting something of a lift to Belgium and coastal French stations on 10th March.
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Re: Unexpected Dutch tropo 9.3.18

Post by zach_m » 10 Mar 2018 22:38

Rowridge and Tacolneston up here now but that's it.

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Re: Unexpected Dutch tropo 9.3.18

Post by Sylvestre » 14 Mar 2018 05:25

Yesterday I had Rowridge and Wrotham with good levels here ; and I had also Heart 102.4 from Heathfield with instant RDS.
This morning signals are still here, but weaker.
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