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Hurry up OIRT !

Posted: 21 May 2018 16:34
by dxradiofan
Was it this bad last May ? I hope things get going next month anyway !

Re: Hurry up OIRT !

Posted: 21 May 2018 19:24
by Chris Howles
May 2017 was worse if I remember correctly, things didn't get going until the last couple of days of May then we had a couple of amazing weeks followed by a massive lull. Stuff is happening but it all seems to be too far east and south to benefit my location.

Re: Hurry up OIRT !

Posted: 21 May 2018 19:59
by daveB
Reminds me a a pop song. with appropriate changes- "Tropo to the East of me... SpE to the south of me...here I am stuck in the middle [with nothing]" :D

Still last week wasn't too bad as it was definitely - Tropo from the East.

Re: Hurry up OIRT !

Posted: 21 May 2018 20:55
by dxradiofan
Nice one, oh well hopefully my Rondo 102 I got from St Petersburg will come to life very soon then

Re: Hurry up OIRT !

Posted: 21 May 2018 21:39
by pe1etr
dxradiofan wrote:
21 May 2018 20:55
Nice one, oh well hopefully my Rondo 102 I got from St Petersburg will come to life very soon then
Hopefully you'll get some CTEPEO.

Peter

Re: Hurry up OIRT !

Posted: 24 May 2018 14:28
by PFM907
seems to me like there is not much going on today, again...that`s 14 days without any ES activity here between 65,75 and 74 MHz

Re: Hurry up OIRT !

Posted: 24 May 2018 15:34
by KnobTwiddler
PFM907 wrote:
24 May 2018 14:28
seems to me like there is not much going on today, again...that`s 14 days without any ES activity here between 65,75 and 74 MHz
I have had my 70 MHz Anytone AT-588 on in scan mode for the past 3 days. It's a good indicator of any OIRT Es openings but I've not heard a peep out of it, not even any Amateur activity.

Did anyone get any Es during the usual Winter peak just before Christmas... that seemed to be non-existent last year as well.

Re: Hurry up OIRT !

Posted: 24 May 2018 19:35
by Chris Howles
KnobTwiddler wrote:
24 May 2018 15:34
Did anyone get any Es during the usual Winter peak just before Christmas... that seemed to be non-existent last year as well.
Yes the mid-winter peak was quite active this year but it was just after Xmas not before. Looking at the DX Alerts pages there were Es on Dec. 26/27/28/29 and 31 with boxing Day being particularly good.

Re: Hurry up OIRT !

Posted: 25 May 2018 11:49
by Andrew Webster,Wigan
I had band 2 Es before and after Xmas and also band 1 activity this year seemed more active than others hope we haven't used up the yearly allowance :lol:

Here is a video of 1 TV 26/12/17

https://youtu.be/oZo1COXSrjI

Andy

Re: Hurry up OIRT !

Posted: 25 May 2018 16:00
by PFM907
And another day goes by without any activity. To me it seems, this season is already over before it has yet gotten started at all! Two weeks now without the slightest sign of a trace of a signal. Just ridiculous.

Re: Hurry up OIRT !

Posted: 25 May 2018 16:11
by satnipper
Every year we see band II dxers panic as May goes by...This year the first one was panicking before May started! It is sporadic - stochastic.

I see Es being reported now in the UK and Germany. There is a long way to go to the end of August.....

Re: Hurry up OIRT !

Posted: 25 May 2018 16:52
by Nick Gilly
On Band 2? I see nothing on FMLIST via Es from DXers in the UK and Germany for today so far. Some nice reports from Hungary and Russia though.

Re: Hurry up OIRT !

Posted: 25 May 2018 17:15
by satnipper
Band I/6m - the quintessential Es band :-)

Re: Hurry up OIRT !

Posted: 25 May 2018 17:21
by Nick Gilly
Ah I see. It's just that you were referring to Band 2 DXers...

Re: Hurry up OIRT !

Posted: 25 May 2018 17:28
by daveB
Comparing my logs for the last four years for the beginning of the season
Sporadic-E (Es) openings
2015: 24/04/15 (S), 30/04/15 (E, OIRT), 02/05/15 (E), 12/05/15 (E, OIRT), 14/05/15 (E, OIRT), 15/05/15 (E,SE, Jordan E3), 23/05/15 (S).
2016: 04/05/16 (OIRT), 05/05/16 (E and S), 07/05/16 (ESE), 14/05/16 (OIRT), 22/05/16 (OIRT), 25/05/16 (NE, E, OIRT), 26/05/16 (NE, E - double hop TUR, ESE, OIRT), 28/05/16 (OIRT - double hop Russia), 29/05/16 (E, double hop IRN, IRQ and OIRT), 30/05/16 (E, S)
2017: 14/05/17 (SSE), 15/05/17 (OIRT), 16/05/17 (ESE), 18/05/17 (E), 20/05/17 (E, OIRT), 23/05/17 (NE, SE, SSE, OIRT), 29/05/17 (OIRT), 30/05/17 (E,SE, double hop Middle East), 31/05/16 (E, SE, SSE, OIRT)
2018: 08/05/18 (S), 10/05/18 (OIRT), 11/05/18 (S), 22/05/18 (S), 23/05/18 (S, R1 TV). Much shorter openings than 2016 or 2017.

Every year is different. 2015 opened early, 2017 was a late start. 2018 a late start and propagation to the South rather than the NE-SE - which for me explains lack of OIRT reception thids year.

Note that for 2016 and 2017 the late part of May gave double hop reception - so stay alert - especially at the start of opening before the intensity has built up.

Re: Hurry up OIRT !

Posted: 25 May 2018 17:34
by Nick Gilly
Or at the end just before it drops out too. I've had Israel and Turkey in situations like this over the last 3 or 4 years.

Re: Hurry up OIRT !

Posted: 25 May 2018 19:09
by PFM907
I am not complaining bout the number of logs, the direction of openings, the duration of openings, the ammount of openings, the number and choice of countires been received... it's just...there is NONE of that. :?

have had one opening so far in 2018.

last year at the same time, I had about 10 , including 17 countries 8-)


ukwtvdx-forum, fmlist / myfm is pretty quiet, too. also not much going on in NL / France...

Re: Hurry up OIRT !

Posted: 10 Jun 2018 16:48
by PFM907
indeed....hurry up, OIRT-UKF! not much going on between 65.75 and 74 MHz the last couple a weeks...not even while CCIR-FM is in motion :idea: