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Tropo!

Post by AndyP (Telford) » 20 Oct 2018 07:44

Ireland / France

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Re: Tropo!

Post by Sylvestre » 20 Oct 2018 09:05

Here I have GB, French Belgian and also German FM signals 8-)
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Re: Tropo!

Post by PascalD » 20 Oct 2018 10:08

Here in L'hay les Roses, Ile de France this morning i have BBC R2 89.1 with just a 7 euros SELMAR 2PA 320 active VHF/UHF antenna while the main 5 element antenna outside cannot receive this station because of overload from RFI 89.0 Paris
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Re: Tropo!

Post by Nick Gilly » 20 Oct 2018 11:31

Tropo here too to France, Luxembourg and SW Germany, mainly Rheinland-Pfalz.
Good DX.

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Re: Tropo!

Post by Andrew Webster,Wigan » 20 Oct 2018 12:32

All French here this morning hope it continues.

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Re: Tropo!

Post by AndyP (Telford) » 20 Oct 2018 12:34

Now receiving FR Lille (88.7) on the portable radio.

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Re: Tropo!

Post by AndyP (Telford) » 20 Oct 2018 13:22

Switzerland (Säntis) in on 107.8

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Re: Tropo!

Post by Sniffingmoose » 20 Oct 2018 14:21

France I think its INTER 93.5 on my FM radio built into my mobile phone. Headphone lead as the antenna. it changes to radio 4 Wrotham depending where I stand in the garden.
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Post by Andrew Webster,Wigan » 20 Oct 2018 15:06

France has dropped here now but Ireland has now come up all of Three Rock booming in not often does RTE R1 88.5/Spirit radio 89.9 come in at full RDS also 8Radio is on air 105.2.

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Receiving equipment: 2 Sony ST-S311, 1 Sony ST-SE520, 1 Sony ST-SE700 2 crossed FM 5s rotatable, 1 homemade FM 3 horizontal beaming S/E, 1 vertical FM 3 fixed beaming at Ireland, 2 element band 1.

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Re: Tropo!

Post by sleeper77 » 20 Oct 2018 15:47

Ireland has just come in, Mullaghanish relay. RTE2 on 92.2 & RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta on 94.4.

No Germany here, but had RTBF 21 on 87.6 very strong earlier on. Even better than the regular Egem VRT relays.

Also what I presume was a London pirate on 93.8. According to the transmission zero list, it is Vibes FM which matches with the dub & reggae music heard playing.

Plenty of France here not surprising given my location. Lower powered relays doing well.

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Re: Tropo!

Post by Sniffingmoose » 20 Oct 2018 16:02

France has intensified here with musique 95.4 and 89.4 (89.4 new one for me) and unid France blotting out Radio 3 Holme Moss 91.5!
Also Radio Devon 103.4 receivable on ordinary radios in the house.
Chris T
Burton on Trent
On a hill facing south west. Height 340 feet ASL
52.7992°N 1.612°W

Antference 4 Element Horizontal Beaming West high up up on the Chimney
Maplin DAB 4 element Beaming South West
Folded Dipole Vertical in the loft.

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Re: Tropo!

Post by sleeper77 » 20 Oct 2018 16:08

Sniffingmoose wrote:
20 Oct 2018 14:21
France I think its INTER 93.5 on my FM radio built into my mobile phone. Headphone lead as the antenna. it changes to radio 4 Wrotham depending where I stand in the garden.
It is Inter from the Rennes relay @ 100 kW. A regular here during tropo lifts from France.
Sniffingmoose wrote:
20 Oct 2018 16:02
France has intensified here with musique 95.4 and 89.4 (89.4 new one for me) and unid France blotting out Radio 3 Holme Moss 91.5!
Also Radio Devon 103.4 receivable on ordinary radios in the house.
It is most likely Culture from Caen @ 100 kW, another regular here.

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Re: Tropo!

Post by zach_m » 20 Oct 2018 16:51

Sniffingmoose wrote:
20 Oct 2018 16:02
France has intensified here with musique 95.4 and 89.4 (89.4 new one for me) and unid France blotting out Radio 3 Holme Moss 91.5!
Also Radio Devon 103.4 receivable on ordinary radios in the house.
I have BBC Radio Devon here as well. I had 91.5 France Culture from Caen so probably you received the same signal.

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Re: Tropo!

Post by Sniffingmoose » 20 Oct 2018 18:56

Thanks for the info zach & sleeper77 French tropo still going here 87.8 and 107.3 added to the French party.
Chris T
Burton on Trent
On a hill facing south west. Height 340 feet ASL
52.7992°N 1.612°W

Antference 4 Element Horizontal Beaming West high up up on the Chimney
Maplin DAB 4 element Beaming South West
Folded Dipole Vertical in the loft.

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Re: Tropo!

Post by Nick Gilly » 20 Oct 2018 19:28

105.7 has B5 Aktuell from Wendelstein as I type this. Getting more interesting now.
Good DX.

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Re: Tropo!

Post by Nick Gilly » 20 Oct 2018 19:34

zach_m wrote:
20 Oct 2018 16:51
Sniffingmoose wrote:
20 Oct 2018 16:02
France has intensified here with musique 95.4 and 89.4 (89.4 new one for me) and unid France blotting out Radio 3 Holme Moss 91.5!
Also Radio Devon 103.4 receivable on ordinary radios in the house.
I have BBC Radio Devon here as well. I had 91.5 France Culture from Caen so probably you received the same signal.
Long time no see Zach! Good to see some logs from you. Fingers crossed this gets better.
Good DX.

Nick, Whitchurch, Hampshire.

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Re: Tropo!

Post by Nick Gilly » 20 Oct 2018 19:57

RTS La Première from Säntis now weak on 99.9 (Switzerland).
Good DX.

Nick, Whitchurch, Hampshire.

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Re: Tropo!

Post by maxdx » 20 Oct 2018 20:17

Wow I'm getting some crazy tropo here! Since my last logs I've changed by 3 element beam back from horizontal to vertical and faced it west.. Currently I'm getting stations such as Classic FM from Devon along with the BBC Radio 1-4 stations from Oxford, stations from Egem along with various French stations - more interestingly ones from Paris. I've not logged everything as I'll be up all night trying to log all the fainter stations 0.1mhz from each other but here's a list of the more interesting ones:

87.6 RTFB
87.8 Inter (3 bar signal but no RDS)
89.9 Musique (RDS)
90.5 Skyrock
91.5 Culture (RDS)
92.6 Tropiques FM
94.3 Radio Orient - French talking but seems to be playing Turkish music
97.1 Musique (RDS)
97.4 Rire (RDS)
98.0 IDFM (RDS showing Enghien)
100.0 Classic FM (RDS)
100.5 UNID (Playing house music)
101.1 Classiq (RDS)
101.3 Classic FM 101.3
101.5 Radio Nova (RDS)
101.9 Fun Radio (not bad considering a really strong heart on 102.0!)
102.7 M Radio (RDS)
103.1 RMC (RDS)
103.5 Virgin (RDS)
103.7 Virgin
103.9 Rfm (RDS)
104.3 RTL (RDS)
104.7 Europe 1 (RDS)
105.1 FIP (RDS)
105.5 Info (RDS)
105.9 RTL 2 (RDS)
107.1 France Bleu (RDS)

There's quite a French few stations relaying some football matches so not tried to I.D them as I doubt i will get a station ident for some time. Radio 1 is also really weak on 98.8, which is unusual for me as usually it comes in quite strong here.

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Re: Tropo!

Post by PascalD » 20 Oct 2018 21:20

I notice the tropo charts are showing excellent conditions for much of Saturday evening until waking up tomorrow morning

At this moment in time using a recent acquired Selmar 2PA 320 FM active antenna i am receiving

89.1 BBC R2 Wrotham @ 280-300km
100.0 Classic FM North Hessary Tor @ 500km
Kenwood TS850s
Sony XDR 1FD
R820T2 SDR + software v1.0.0.1666 + plugins manager suite
Welbrook AL1530 actif loop antenna
Selmar 2-PA 320 mini VHF/UHF actif antenna
5 element FM

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Re: Tropo!

Post by zach_m » 20 Oct 2018 22:58

Nick Gilly wrote:
20 Oct 2018 19:34
zach_m wrote:
20 Oct 2018 16:51
Sniffingmoose wrote:
20 Oct 2018 16:02
France has intensified here with musique 95.4 and 89.4 (89.4 new one for me) and unid France blotting out Radio 3 Holme Moss 91.5!
Also Radio Devon 103.4 receivable on ordinary radios in the house.
I have BBC Radio Devon here as well. I had 91.5 France Culture from Caen so probably you received the same signal.
Long time no see Zach! Good to see some logs from you. Fingers crossed this gets better.
Thanks Nick. It's been ages since I played with SDR. A lot of sh** happening in my life at the moment. Anyway good signals from central France. I only had one weak German station today afternoon. France stations are very strong, nothing apart that. Good DX

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