Tropo northern France

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Nick Gilly
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Tropo northern France

Post by Nick Gilly » 22 Mar 2018 14:55

Yes really! Caen strong with quick RDS and Cherbourg up to RDS levels. Courtoise 87.8 audible with classical music too.
Good DX.

Nick, Whitchurch, Hampshire.

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Andrew Webster,Wigan
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Re: Tropo northern France

Post by Andrew Webster,Wigan » 22 Mar 2018 17:16

Ireland was up a bit this morning but soon dropped down due to the weather front moving in from the West.

Ooh edit:can hear France Musique,Lille 88.7.

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Re: Tropo northern France

Post by zach_m » 22 Mar 2018 18:57

I have some bits and pieces of Lille. The strongest signal is 98.0 France Culture that reaches stereo. Surprisingly the signal is a lot better on FM dipole in V.
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Re: Tropo northern France

Post by Catherine » 22 Mar 2018 20:13

Egem and Rotterdam are in weakly here.

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John Faulkner, Skegness
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Re: Tropo northern France

Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 22 Mar 2018 23:25

Tournai up here slightly.

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Re: Tropo northern France

Post by Sylvestre » 23 Mar 2018 05:33

Yes, tropo conditions are growing up on FM : Yesterday evening I had easily Rowridge and Wrotham RDS ; I Had also Lille with strong levels, with its DVB-T signals too.
This morning, Tournai and Anderlues are here also with RDS.

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Re: Tropo northern France

Post by daveB » 23 Mar 2018 10:19

Reception was enhanced last night (22nd March) with some decent signals from coastal stations. Egem was rock solid 0% ber RDS.
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Re: Tropo northern France

Post by sleeper77 » 23 Mar 2018 17:48

Yesterday on the way home could hear the lower powered stations from northern France between 87.5 to 88.0 quite well. First time in a long time there has been some above average tropo.

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