Toulouse now 87.9 + Lierganes 105.0 at 2234 UTC

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Nick Gilly
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Toulouse now 87.9 + Lierganes 105.0 at 2234 UTC

Post by Nick Gilly » 30 Dec 2014 22:25

Only very weak so far but definitely France Inter. Culture from Parthenay is also about as well.

Signals from Brest have been very strong.

Edit: now Spain on 105.0 as I type at 2235 UTC.
Good DX.

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Re: Toulouse now 87.9 + Lierganes 105.0 at 2234 UTC

Post by Nick Gilly » 31 Dec 2014 00:25

A few more in since then:

90.4 France Inter Clermont-Ferrand
95.7 France Culture Toulouse Pic du Midi
96.9 RNE Nacional Lierganes
98.4 France Culture Clermont-Ferrand
99.3 unid, very weak Spanish talk
99.4 unid with music e.g. folk and similar, weak
99.8 France Inter Lyon Mont Pilat
103.9 SER Aviles, Aviles in parallel with web stream
104.8 Kiss FM Aviles in parallel with web stream

Fingers crossed this tropo is still with us by daylight.
Good DX.

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Re: Toulouse now 87.9 + Lierganes 105.0 at 2234 UTC

Post by Nick Gilly » 31 Dec 2014 08:53

Spain is still about this morning but it's a struggle:

87.7 Euskadi Irratia
88.9 Euskadi Irratia
105.0 RNE 5

They are weak at best and there are periods where the signals vanish. Ussel-Meymac is the most distant French tx coming in this morning (it appeared late last night). There is also a lift towards the Midlands and eastern England. North Hessary Tor is way down on last night's levels.

A clutch of signals from St. Brieuc in Brittany came in late last night:

87.9 France Inter (peaked at about 210 deg, was confused as it was overriding and then mixing with Toulouse)
88.9 Skyrock
92.0 Fun Radio
103.8 Europe 1
104.5 France Bleu Armorique

(PS Skype chat has all my messages as Pending since 0832 so maybe a server problem)
Good DX.

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Re: Toulouse now 87.9 + Lierganes 105.0 at 2234 UTC

Post by Andrew Webster,Wigan » 31 Dec 2014 11:05

Excellent log Nick sadly it didn't make it up here this time.
Unfortunately too much UK stuff from the South and Ireland blocked most of the frequencies unlike the huge opening in October when UK and Ireland was not enhanced.
I did notice some of my locals were in the noise due to the 13 BBC powerhouses being received here lol.

Andy
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Re: Toulouse now 87.9 + Lierganes 105.0 at 2234 UTC

Post by Nick Gilly » 31 Dec 2014 11:38

Thanks Andy. 87.7 is back again weak and I just had France Bleu Gascogne weak on 100.5 from Bayonne/La Rhune so some long-distance DX still hanging on here.
Good DX.

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Re: Toulouse now 87.9 + Lierganes 105.0 at 2234 UTC

Post by daveB » 31 Dec 2014 12:59

At the moment my best reception is within the UK with strong signals from the North West - including Wales. Signals are so strong my poor little RTL-dongle is wiped out - needs 20dB attenuation to function!. Purchasing a 'proper' SDR is getting nearer.

Hopefully the path with swing to the north-east and Scandanavia soon.

Rgds

David
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Re: Toulouse now 87.9 + Lierganes 105.0 at 2234 UTC

Post by Tim Bucknall » 31 Dec 2014 14:00

Identical story here Dave
a couple of tx signatures that might help you

95.4 BBC R Wales Wrexham, very unstable
101.6 Classic FM, Gt Ormes head ditto
100.7 Arfon, Monaghan & sutton coldfield all unstable but arfon is worst

100.202 Classic FM, Douglas

104.4 Dublin is unstable

103.70024 Moorlands Radio, Bidduph w/ very minor instab
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Re: Toulouse now 87.9 + Lierganes 105.0 at 2234 UTC

Post by Nick Gilly » 31 Dec 2014 15:27

Spain 105.0 is back in again as of 1500 with slow QSB. Toulouse Pc du Midi also trying on 87.9.
Good DX.

Nick, Whitchurch, Hampshire.

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Re: Toulouse now 87.9 + Lierganes 105.0 at 2234 UTC

Post by Jim (Bournemouth) » 31 Dec 2014 17:51

Not had much time, but after an alert from Nick, I'm getting RNE5 from Lierganes on 105.0 in occasionally v noisy stereo. Brest not too strong.
No sign of Toulouse on 87.9 tho.
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Re: Toulouse now 87.9 + Lierganes 105.0 at 2234 UTC

Post by Sniffingmoose » 31 Dec 2014 18:11

Last night I stayed up to 2am because of the strong lift,


At 2am North Hessary Tor including 103.4 BBC Radio Devon was very strong and France Inter from Brest on 95.4 was up to RDS level.

This was the first time that I have heard Brest and it came through despite my local BBC Radio WM on 95.6.

When I woke up late this morning it had all gone, I guess the change in the weather in the West Country caused the lift to collapse.

However I drove to a local high spot in Burton on Trent, on the car radio I could here DX from the North of England such as Pontop Pike and BBC Radio Tees. I also heard Rnag from Ireland from Mount Leinister 94.0 but it was not stable and weak.

Chris Thomas
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