FM Es Spain now

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Chris Howles
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FM Es Spain now

Post by Chris Howles » 04 May 2018 11:42

87.9 just faded up not strong enough for RDS
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Re: FM Es Spain now

Post by Andrew Webster,Wigan » 04 May 2018 11:48

Spain in here on 6 M very strong at the moment just heard something on 87.7 briefly.

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Re: FM Es Spain now

Post by Andrew Webster,Wigan » 04 May 2018 13:16

Spain gone form 6 M now nothing heard on band 2 since my last post.

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Re: FM Es Spain now

Post by sleeper77 » 04 May 2018 14:58

10m Es from Spain & Portugal earlier on.

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Re: FM Es Spain now

Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 04 May 2018 18:03

I was watching the 6m maps around the time, determined NOT to miss the first opening of the season. Then I decided to renew my car insurance, having just changed cars. What a time-waster that was! The FM opening coincided perfectly with my numerous phone calls, which went on for over two hours. Did I receive Spain in that time? I haven't a clue. I wasn't by the receiver. I wish I'd just left the receiver recording now. Oh well. Not the end of the world.

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Re: FM Es Spain now

Post by Chris Howles » 04 May 2018 18:06

It was very short lived John you didn't miss much, but maybe a sign of better things to come!
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Re: FM Es Spain now

Post by Nick Gilly » 04 May 2018 19:13

Looks like Paul Farley in East Sussex was the first UK DXer to log Band 2 Es this season:

Es 1027 87.70 I Radio Medua, Scilla/Localita Melia-Monte Scrisi (rc) https://bit.ly/2HRFcd3, tent. One of two adjacent TXs PI logged: 54EC PS logged: Only PI logged 1868 in East Sussex (G) v
Good DX.

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Re: FM Es Spain now

Post by Chris Howles » 04 May 2018 21:08

Nick Gilly wrote:
04 May 2018 19:13
Looks like Paul Farley in East Sussex was the first UK DXer to log Band 2 Es this season:

Es 1027 87.70 I Radio Medua, Scilla/Localita Melia-Monte Scrisi (rc) https://bit.ly/2HRFcd3, tent. One of two adjacent TXs PI logged: 54EC PS logged: Only PI logged 1868 in East Sussex (G) v
I had a Spanish unid on 87.9 too Nick. Andy Webster also had Spanish BOB signals.
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Re: FM Es Spain now

Post by Nick Gilly » 04 May 2018 22:38

Yes I saw that Chris. I think that was a little after Paul's logging but presumably all part of the same opening.
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