Dutch Mega-Tropo

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Re: Dutch Mega-Tropo

Post by Catherine » 11 Jun 2018 19:46

D'oh, I didn't check the radio or this forum last night, and this morning I was listening to a podcast until the last minute before I had to get out of the car, but I did notice the Netherlands seemed strong.

It had mostly gone by the time I checked at around 16.30.

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Re: Dutch Mega-Tropo

Post by Nick Gilly » 11 Jun 2018 20:02

It was very good here this morning getting ready for work. Q Music 100.7 was in with full RDS, best beaming west, as well as German txes such as Langenberg, Brocken, Teutoburger Wald, Torfhaus, Steinkimmen etc, some strong enough for full RDS. Also a big inter-UK enhancement as well.

Driving in to work I was listening to Q Music on 100.7 with RDS, but it was fighting with Heart from Sutton Coldfield in quite a few areas.
Good DX.

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Re: Dutch Mega-Tropo

Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 11 Jun 2018 21:40

The inter-UK DX was a problem at times. Trax FM 107.1 was the main pest. Stations in East Anglia and the south-east wiped out a good part of the band. Tacolneston was S9+50dB.

Looking at the last few days, half of the time, the continental tropo has been skipping over me and going inland. I tend to have a good idea when the tropo extended inland because of the enhancements to the west of me. So, for those who think the east coast is great for continental, I can miss out completely sometimes. As an example, Oliver and Richard in Wakefield were getting RDS from Danish transmitters when nothing at all from Denmark was coming in here. Wakefield is only 133 km (or 83 miles) roughly north-west of here.

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Re: Dutch Mega-Tropo

Post by Andrew Webster,Wigan » 12 Jun 2018 11:17

I got nothing here I got up at 06:30 and had a check but nothing UK stuff was well up so no chance my beacon for Holland/Belgium Radio 10 87.7 has gone as Ramadan 87.7 is doing a very good job of blocking that frequency.
Last week I had Radio 10 picked up by the Horizontal FM 3 this is placed strategically to reduce the strength of stations to the West which works fine no chance of hearing Radio 10 on the verticals.

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Re: Dutch Mega-Tropo

Post by Mad Radio DXer » 15 Jun 2018 07:38

Julius63 wrote:
11 Jun 2018 17:46
sleeper77 wrote:
11 Jun 2018 10:43
Heard a Dutch language station on 87.7 on the way to work early this morning. Maybe Radio 10 from Holland @ almost 115 kW according to FM List which I think is a possibility. Not a strong signal but could just about hear it.
Very well possible, their Tx is quite directional to the west
Thanks for the information.

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