Es (SpE) 03-06-2018 - look for double hop

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Es (SpE) 03-06-2018 - look for double hop

Post by daveB » 03 Jun 2018 11:15

Looking at the MUF map and transposing the figures onto a Great Circle map suggests that Middle East double hop is a possibility - depends if the band is swamped by Italians.

I was listening to Greek hams on 50 MHz at 0730 local time. From around 0800 local time Algeria and Tunisia on Band II were coming in strongly. Algeria is still present but Italians are appearing from the west coast.
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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 03 Jun 2018 11:20

A lot of Arabic signals on band 2 right now. Seems to be just Algeria so far.

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Re: Es (SpE) 03-06-2018 - look for double hop

Post by eastangliauk » 03 Jun 2018 11:40

Yep its getting to Clacton to also have france tropo here.
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VHF-II + OIRT ES 03/06/2018 - IT / RU

Post by PFM907 » 03 Jun 2018 11:51

Russia on OIRT

Italy on FM/B.2
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Post by Tim Bucknall » 03 Jun 2018 12:54

spain & Mrc here

had an extremely strong and slightly distorted 2 FM Kippure on 91.3 @1145 for less than a minute despite beaming wrong direction with wrong polarisation, the distortion makes me wonder if its backscatter


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Re: Es (SpE) 03-06-2018 - look for double hop

Post by daveB » 03 Jun 2018 13:26

A few Spanish stations are showing up on the "dongle-log" for the south facing aerial now. (1130 local time). Nothing on the East facing aerial.

Broadening the topic a bit - so far this season appears to be almost exclusively to the South / South East. I was on holiday from 26th May to 2nd June so missed some openings but got Italy on the car radio on the evening of the 1st. [OK some reception from the east but very very sparse].

I also missed the horrendous storms that affected Sittingbourne. A good thing I had decided to unplug and isolate all the radio equipment - and fortunately none of the pre-amps got zapped.

[didn't get posted at time of writing]
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Re: Es (SpE) 03-06-2018 - look for double hop

Post by PFM907 » 03 Jun 2018 13:29

Belarus @ OIRT-UKF
Algeria @ CCIR-FM

one station each. cannot really benefit over here from that huge ES cloud over sth. Europe :|
hoping for Albania, and of course been desperate about maybe catching MLT in GER once again but no success so far

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Post by daveB » 03 Jun 2018 13:47

Spanish paella now!
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Post by Andrew Webster,Wigan » 03 Jun 2018 14:24

My band has been soup since this morning logged 16 stations so far loads of DX but they just don't get strong enough for ID.

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Post by theme » 03 Jun 2018 14:36

Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Portugal, Spain, France, UK, Poland, Germany. All of this with just a phone!

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Post by Tim Bucknall » 03 Jun 2018 14:59

Arabic takeover
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Post by adc82140 » 03 Jun 2018 15:49

A good opening, logged the following:

90.0 Megahits 844E
90.4 SBSR 8059
91.8 Cadena Dial E237
94.1 Rock FM E2CF
94.2 Los 40 1235
95.3 SNRT Amz 1203
95.8 Radio Vos E2A2
97.0 Fresh F970
97.9 R.A.I. E333
100.0 Candena 100 E2CE
102.5 Fiesta E331

Plus a few more I only have the PI codes for. I'm off to FMList to try and find the origin of some of these.

The opening finally finished here pretty abruptly at 15:40
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Re: Es (SpE) 03-06-2018 - look for double hop

Post by Nick Gilly » 03 Jun 2018 16:39

Not double-hop but the Azores visited for a few minutes earlier on on 87.7 (Antena 3). Confirmed as I had the stream running at the time.
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Post by PFM907 » 03 Jun 2018 16:55

yes this seems possible today. had Antena 3 on 102.2 (from the mainland, though) running over my local Deutchlandfunk frequency with RDS at the same time. you surely benefit from the little bit more water in between to pick up Azores

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Post by Tim Bucknall » 03 Jun 2018 20:00

Starting again 1900ut
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Post by Tim Bucknall » 03 Jun 2018 20:26

Just like before, getting quite far down Morocco,
If I had the same distance eastwards I'd get Moscow (I never do at band 2)
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Post by Andrew Webster,Wigan » 03 Jun 2018 21:48

This morning/afternoons opening was pathetic here but tonight's opening much much better stronger signals which is a must here it's just about fading down now.

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Post by Ryan1989 » 04 Jun 2018 00:49

Decent openings today. 2018 e's season seems to be off to a good start!

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Post by Sylvestre » 04 Jun 2018 05:36

Same here : Many from Algeria, Morroco, Italy and Spain. 14 RDS-ed stxs, 12 audio recorded Image
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