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Going to Skegness in may are there any good FM stations dx places?

Post by eastangliauk » 07 Feb 2018 14:42

just wondering?
also can you get Kiss 106.4 there or is this to far North?
have never been here before.
closest I have been is Hunstanton but I don't remember scanning the radio there.
I did do a band scan near last year though
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4VPxlOYgVE
Kiss 106.4 was not heard hear though it came on about 10 miles away.
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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 08 Feb 2018 00:33

In Skegness itself, the sand dunes by Central Beach/Lagoon Walk.
http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=55 ... 62984&lm=0

Mill Hill, Gibraltar Point:
http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=55 ... 58472&lm=0

The weather won't encourage you to do this, but walking right out to the water's edge at Gibraltar Point brings in lots of Dutch DX, but I can't vouch for that at this time of year.

The View, Seathorne:
http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=55 ... 65818&lm=0

If you are venturing out of town, I can recommend St Helen's Church car park, West Keal:
http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=53 ... 63735&lm=0

and the ever-popular Kenwick Top:
http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=53 ... 84663&lm=0

Or slightly closer to Skegness, Candlesby Hill:
http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=54 ... 68796&lm=0

Conditions won't be the same as they would be in summer, but you could be lucky. When are you visiting?

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Post by eastangliauk » 08 Feb 2018 10:12

I will be going around the 14th be staying at golden palm resort but only till the friday.
In Great Yarmouth I could get the same dutch stations I get here.
I only will have the little radio to DX on and my dab one though.
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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 08 Feb 2018 11:15

The Golden Palm Resort is in Chapel St Leonards, not Skegness.

Best bets up there are Chapel Point:
http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=55 ... 73217&lm=0

Problem there now is the new North Sea Observatory they have built right on the Point itself. If you look at my avatar, you'll see the original shelter which used to sit right at the top of Chapel Point. It had seats too and, being on a slightly raised point of the sea front, gave good continental reception in the summer months. You can move along slightly to the beach hut area. There is also a walk way beyond the beach huts which gives one or two reasonable DX vantage points.

Anderby Creek is your next bet, preferably up by the beach houses:
http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=55 ... 75792&lm=0

Notice where the arrow is. This is a tower which forms a great DX spot, up on the dunes. It's one of the many "Structures On The Edge" which the council have built recently. Most of them are towers of one form or another. Good for us radio people!

Finally, if you travel further north into Mablethorpe, the clifftop car park is good for Holland:
http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=55 ... 85782&lm=0

This is a pay & display car park of Quebec Road (which doesn't actually go to Quebec!) with access to a superb stretch of beach. I can recommend The Beck for an excellent carvery.

If you are having a drive around, a trip to the large dunes at Saltfleet could be useful:
http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=54 ... 92765&lm=0

Plenty to go on there, but at this time of year? You'll have to come back in summer and do a comparison.

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Post by Tim Bucknall » 22 Feb 2018 18:32

re: 106.4 .. it used to reach up the entire east coast before Galaxy north east opened grrr!
Kiss will still reach skeggy but aerial positioning will be vital if interfering stations are enhanced

i used to be able to listen to Kiss 106.4 in Congleton town centre before the band filled up :(
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Post by eastangliauk » 15 May 2018 10:16

I am here now
Kiss on 106.4 is very clear can also pick it up on 105.6
Can get bbc Norfolk on 104.4
Also Smooth on 106.6

Can get other stations so will do a scan in the car with RDS later as it will say the names.
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Post by eastangliauk » 15 May 2018 19:44

Best dx so far is getting the Suffolk mux on DAB Also got the dutch station on 98.6 I can get in Clacton & the massive france info 105.2 and Cambridge dab which dab has more tan FM when out side.
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Post by eastangliauk » 16 May 2018 20:15

today I have picked up

BBC Suffolk 0n 103.9
KLFM
North Norfolk
Norwich 99.9
Compass FM
Viking FM
KCFM 99.8
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Post by eastangliauk » 16 May 2018 20:49

Just now I have picked up

BBC Essex 103.5 very faint
Heart Ipswich 97.1
LBC 97.3
Capital 95.8 even.
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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 17 May 2018 21:22

Kiss 106.4 can be unshiftable at home.

There was good Scandinavian and German tropo yesterday evening and up until sunrise here. Surprised you didn't get any of it.

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Post by eastangliauk » 23 May 2018 11:44

here is what I got at our park we stayed in.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7x1wxYSKBtU
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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 23 May 2018 23:22

A little bit of tropo inland there. Such a pity the continental tropo didn't get to you. I know it was more directed towards the south and south-east, but I am still amazed you didn't hear Germany or Denmark.

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Post by satnipper » 24 May 2018 09:18

I'm a bit confused by this thread. Surely the best place for Band II FM DX in Skeggers is JF's shack? What am I missing?

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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 24 May 2018 09:40

Well, I would have happily escorted Mr. UK to the best spots I know around here. Yes, he would have been welcomed here. But there you have it, Stuart. Some people never learn. ;)

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Post by eastangliauk » 26 May 2018 12:00

Some more recordings I have upped

Lincolnshire Mablethorpe
Not the best spot due to how bad the wind was.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LrEmzChzPg

Pirate Station
Dance FM Radio Station picked up on 96.0 in Boston Lincolnshire Driving past

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcdZRTdc7cQ

FM Radio Band Scan DX At Cleethorpes Beach Lincolnshire
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhgtQRt9gqY

Still more to upload.
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Post by eastangliauk » 28 May 2018 16:58

More FM Radio Stations heard in Lincolnshire Picked up KCFM 99.8 , Compass FM 96.4 & Viking FM 96.9
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldz-yvwEUEs
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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 29 May 2018 10:37

You should be able to pick them up on a bucket and a piece of wet string there.

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