A bit of tropo 08/10/18

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A bit of tropo 08/10/18

Post by Andrew Webster,Wigan » 08 Oct 2018 12:27

I am receiving RMC 87.6 Inter 99.6 and Classic 21 87.6 all weak though.

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Re: A bit of tropo 08/10/18

Post by Tim Bucknall » 08 Oct 2018 13:29

thanks 99.6 here
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Re: A bit of tropo 08/10/18

Post by Chris Howles » 08 Oct 2018 16:06

Just had WDR Eins Live Nordhelle 104.7 iD top of the hour

France also up with Lille 88.7 at RDS levels and Renes and Alençon/Mont d'Amain showing their heads
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Re: A bit of tropo 08/10/18

Post by Chris Howles » 08 Oct 2018 16:45

More Germans...

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91.8 WDR 2 Hohe Warte 10kw
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Re: A bit of tropo 08/10/18

Post by Catherine » 08 Oct 2018 19:48

Had RDS from Radio 2 (Egem) on 98.6 earlier.

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Post by Andrew Webster,Wigan » 08 Oct 2018 20:16

Egem/Lille/Rouen in here now but painfully weak at the moment.

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Re: A bit of tropo 08/10/18

Post by daveB » 08 Oct 2018 21:59

Brocken (682 km) on 91.5 is RDS'ing at 0% ber!
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Re: A bit of tropo 08/10/18

Post by Tim Bucknall » 09 Oct 2018 06:38

french/dutch pile up on 87.6 but none of the songs match the obvious webfeeds

john farnham the voice
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Re: A bit of tropo 08/10/18

Post by eastangliauk » 09 Oct 2018 11:32

Getting Germany on 105.7 and 97.0 here.
band is a mess again all HEARTS are gone.
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Re: A bit of tropo 08/10/18

Post by Chris Howles » 09 Oct 2018 11:42

band full of Germans here all morning, mainly WDRs and the odd SWR and NDR. Sig strengths higher than yesterday with quite a few RDSing. Also bits and bobs from BEL HOL and France. No sign of Poland or DK.
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Re: A bit of tropo 08/10/18

Post by eastangliauk » 09 Oct 2018 12:37

wow some Germany stations now up to 33db pretty insane.
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Re: A bit of tropo 08/10/18

Post by Andrew Webster,Wigan » 09 Oct 2018 12:43

Excellent strong German/Belgium signals here this morning hopefully it will continue for few days :D

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Post by eastangliauk » 09 Oct 2018 13:32

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Re: A bit of tropo 08/10/18

Post by eastangliauk » 09 Oct 2018 16:03

seems to have faded now after 4PM hopefully come back later.
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Re: A bit of tropo 08/10/18

Post by Nick Gilly » 09 Oct 2018 17:39

Some excellent tropo last night and particularly this morning with the WDR, MDR and NDR regions of Germany in last night. This morning Belgium was very strong, particularly Liège, which was over 40 dBμV. A little later I came across Antenne Brandenberg on 106.6 which reached PI level, followed by 2 new firsts, 107.5 BB Radio and 91.4 Berliner Rundfunk, both from Berlin/Alexanderplatz at 1021 km. This is the first time I've received Berlin on tropo.

I see that a DXer in Latvia logged Wrotham this morning at an amazing 1728 km!
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Re: A bit of tropo 08/10/18

Post by Nick Gilly » 09 Oct 2018 17:40

Good DX.

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Re: A bit of tropo 08/10/18

Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 09 Oct 2018 18:11

Wow! I didn't think of looking for Latvia, but I was aware of the tropo out that way. I guess any reciprocal reception would have been virtually nil because of Latvians using far less power.

I was looking for Kaliningrad on 107.2 but it didn't happen. I thought I heard it a few times, but it turned out to be KM-FM off the side. Mind you, that's only 4kW and vertical polarisation just doesn't have the directivity. I also had a friend with me during the DX session this morning so I wasn't able to fully immerse myself into things. Nuff excuses! :(

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Re: A bit of tropo 08/10/18

Post by sleeper77 » 09 Oct 2018 22:53

Check your videos, I have ID'ed them.

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Re: A bit of tropo 08/10/18

Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 09 Oct 2018 23:12

96.5 DLR Kultur, Langenberg.
98.4 NPO 1, Markelo.

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Re: A bit of tropo 08/10/18

Post by eastangliauk » 10 Oct 2018 10:18

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