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Menorca

Posted: 19 Jun 2018 12:21
by PascalD
I will be in Menorca this weekend staying near Fornells and I wonder if someone has experience dxing from there or any other part of the Island?
Only a simple antenne set up will be in use but i think it can be possible maybe receive stations from mainland Spain, France, Italy and also Nortth Africa using a Sony XDR F1HD or a SDR R820T2 and sdrsharp. I will be hoping the appartement enjoys open sea views but i cannot know until we arrive which will be 1am Sunday but i take note the tropospheric charts for Menorca next weekend Sunday is quite favorable.

Pascal

Re: Menorca

Posted: 19 Jun 2018 12:37
by theme
I receive some tropo signals from that island very often (94.6 RNE 1, 101.3 Cadena 100 for instance), try looking for Sardinian radios and some from Barcelona, that also reach Sardinia sometimes - sure you'll receive some signals from mainland Spain!

Re: Menorca

Posted: 19 Jun 2018 17:50
by PascalD
Thankyou theme and where are you located UK,France or other? My home is in L'Hay les Roses, Ile de France

Pascal

Re: Menorca

Posted: 19 Jun 2018 20:45
by theme
The spectrum must be filled with all kinds of stations over there (98.2 FG, right?)... Writing from Western Sardinia, that's why I know about tropo to the island ;)

Re: Menorca

Posted: 20 Jun 2018 21:22
by PascalD
Yes the fm is a little bit saturated with your example Radio FG 98.2 but it's not all that bad as some frequecies are clear mainly from 100MHz to the end of the band. Unfortunately i am limited to dxing because a 9.2 fm antenne i received from a ex dxer is broken at the cable input box i have asked him many times for repairing the problem but he says it is a design fault, so he cannot. I look again for the Menorca tropoforecast and it is looking very good after the weekend with tuesday possibly a good one?

Pascal

Re: Menorca

Posted: 21 Jun 2018 22:37
by theme
Got RNE 1 on 94.6, tropo half an hour ago... ;)

Re: Menorca

Posted: 22 Jun 2018 11:49
by daveB
Pascal - if you can post a picture of the broken cable input box on the 9.2 someon on the forum might be able to suggest how to repair it.