Tropo 22-24 October 2015

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Nick Gilly
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Tropo 22-24 October 2015

Post by Nick Gilly » 29 Oct 2015 07:24

Well, that was a surprise. Exactly 3 weeks after the phenomenal tropo to northern Europe at the beginning of the month, comes another belter, the likes of which you would normally have to wait several years for. This time it was more widespread, affecting a large part of Europe.

I first noticed that something interesting was brewing on returning home from work on the Thursday, the 22nd. Turning the XDR on revealed plenty of signals from eastern and central France, SW Germany and Luxembourg. We had to go to Andover shopping though and by the time we got back the tropo to E/SE had fizzled. However, there were still some signals from quite deep into France, as well as a mostly weak RNE Radio Clásica on 91.6 from Culleredo. As the evening wore on Pic du Midi came up nicely on 87.9, reaching RDS levels:

https://app.box.com/s/ikbm7pykz4xxvyk8g73arb6jt032w46r

A few other signals from Spain also started to come in too including RNE 5 on 105.0. The tropo area was actually widespread as a few signals from Germany were also in.

By the following morning there was a good lift to the south with several stations in from the Basque region of Spain as well as as an RDS level signal from France Bleu Gascogne on 100.5:

https://app.box.com/s/mr5i9o3ly1qywvd5ek4xjzyar9cwvxns

A little later, swinging the beam round to the SE brought in Säntis in Switzerland, including a decent signal from RSI Rete Uno on 107.8:

https://app.box.com/s/2id79908t8hcqrmzvnhvtnq1uc73oipm

Italian sounds a lot more exotic on FM than German ;)

Then, after returning home from work at about 2.20 pm local the band was wide open from southern and central France, Switzerland, and southern Germany, and even a Spaniard on 90.9! A very large area coming in simultaneously. As the afternoon wore on the signals from Germany got better. By the evening they were joined by my first ever reception of the Czech Republic via tropo, mainly Plzen on 91.4, 95.6 and 101.7 but also a couple of frequencies from Liberec. Amazingly, Plzen even reached full RDS levels on 95.6:

https://app.box.com/s/7ppewkys2p08huz369nta54bfjmxr98s

https://app.box.com/s/10gg055jfsb1n0onbx6ft2jlu2rioto5

Austria also joined the party in the evening, from Bregenz and latterly Salzburg. So by this time the band was full with signals from southern and central Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic!

The lift was still ongoing the next morning but with generally fewer signals and on average weaker. Switzerland and Austria had gone. However, Plzen was still in on 91.4 and stayed hanging around until after 10.30 am local. The main lift dropped out at around 11 am, but a handful of weak signals could be heard as if by scatter until well into the afternoon.

Well that's enough waffle from me, so here are some more highlights from this tropo:

91.6 RNE Radio Clásica Culleredo 1036 km: https://app.box.com/s/6415i5i1ef8g22ixttqanacoyygpv07n

100.5 France Bleu Gascogne Bayonne 881 km: https://app.box.com/s/mr5i9o3ly1qywvd5ek4xjzyar9cwvxns

105.1 RTL Bayonne 881 km (next to local Wave 105.2): https://app.box.com/s/muj0wmyc83trnvdxkay5pft43ezwytz7

94.7 Gaztea Bilbao 899 km: https://app.box.com/s/vvln4snxcggznwk2rj66ro4bco6wwk72

87.7 Euskadi Irratia Azkoitia 901 km: https://app.box.com/s/xu85k5k5a7zqwe0d7u6tydlpgria0hcp

95.7 RNE Radio 5 Monreal 949 km (presumed): https://app.box.com/s/wp6ud01g61vsrqge2hsddese0ayx0ojo

103.8 Radio SRF 3 Rigi 851 km: https://app.box.com/s/07qhbwq7mcgqni4116maglbengvgezbi

90.9 France Musique Carcassonne 914 km: https://app.box.com/s/r0b0uoenqhso0cci5vmmrrff385fyr9p

89.3 France Culture Besançon 697 km + hr3 Großer Feldberg (Taunus) 698 km xfading: https://app.box.com/s/3emljcqn2vl203iyjmg2bx5hq4jla6tv

98.5 Bayern 3 Wendelstein 1040 km: https://app.box.com/s/aaqe2x8mhg4r1az6wh03halh0cyvg81j

105.7 B5 aktuell Wendelstein 1040 km: https://app.box.com/s/5g1mjg6o7sy9vj4dwvte6neeokcoakb4

107.7 Antenne Bayern Hochries 1053 km https://app.box.com/s/qpnveuorvf64ygxe1cq7953160yyj8rz

106.7 Landeswelle Thüringen Süd Sonneberg 870 km: https://app.box.com/s/hhwj6offsevwi46wkfqln730ms3z8ejp

104.5 ČRo Vltava Ústí nad Labem 1090 km: https://app.box.com/s/rwon6cwlhy3c8735jqsdrosdxpn1mdxy

90.9 ČRo Radiožurnál Ústí nad Labem 1090 km: https://app.box.com/s/pehop076ntx8tsoqvox4dns5bjz7pczu

101.7 ČRo Dvojka Plzeň 10125 km (with partial PS name): https://app.box.com/s/yuq94ctpfbhwfqyj0159bx9wifbtieqp

91.4 Radio Impuls Plzeň 1025 km: https://app.box.com/s/zkt1imuaqiiiniq7y8r2iioqj9rllb77

88.7 Bayern 2 Grünten (Allgäu) 936 km: https://app.box.com/s/w5pz3d99qeiia4uxe6w2jyeegaw8vqun

99.4 Bayern 3 Ochsenkopf 936 km: https://app.box.com/s/z01h1t7tsswj30m1acu35c0dqi33uuqp

98.0 NDR 1 Niedersachsen Torfhaus 823 km (reaching RDS levels: https://app.box.com/s/abwchkgh210xsdy4rk4stgi7yyjauwyd

103.2 Antenne Bayern Ochsenkopf 936 km https://app.box.com/s/hflcqmquwwb67mrw1bkpqa6iqerkir77

91.6 Bayern 2 Hoher Bogen 1034 km: https://app.box.com/s/789dboxf5txbl79g7otxy8r0j3rwpryk

103.8 Antenne Bayern Hohenpeißenberg 969 km: https://app.box.com/s/9bj6gvlxl2kk40ht2hbj7sm2sxdmyjt4

89.8 MDR JUMP Chemnitz 997 km: https://app.box.com/s/bx82myk3j12flx0rsb2jjgit7jz8959k

101.4 Radio Contact Liberec 1090 km then Radio SAW Brocken 829 km: https://app.box.com/s/5wl8tqshub2kszaz9oqte6pwkw227cpm

93.4 Frekvence 1 Jimohoravsky Jihlava 1205 km: https://app.box.com/s/e9d2vpjo3mkre5pz49s7dsdw8q0nwd4v

101.2 MDR JUMP Auerbach 965 km: https://app.box.com/s/hwzmw3fyrqfed86zrvhj4oohpnh6bf12

96.5 Bayern 2 Brotjackriegel 1072 km: https://app.box.com/s/le6nhgh446i3ewthrpugk9sychu7wwxa

87.9 MDR Figaro Inselsberg 826 km (RDS): https://app.box.com/s/m8qdi93p68l6hzcfjqwwmgdylzwgr2hm

90.9 Ö1 Salzburg 1 1108 km: https://app.box.com/s/my7rc1pb9h7isr05yvb6ccdr6nnmw5g8

93.3 Ö1 Bregenz 1 904 km: https://app.box.com/s/1gehwd8si5jn6c70nd98ytmxtqzn5qpo

106.5 Antenne Vorarlberg Bregenz 1 904 km: https://app.box.com/s/v5ecfujsc32450sxt2sd1bvx1btazlq5



The whole folder with complete recordings from this tropo can be found here if you are interested: https://app.box.com/s/furvsi4d3tibiyehlw11rlk9zkc0du0c
Good DX.

Nick, Whitchurch, Hampshire.

BW Broadcast RBRX Encore, Kenwood L-1000T, Yamaha T-2, Denon TU-800L, Kenwood KT-1100SD (modified), Yamaha T-85, Sony XDR-F1HD tuners, horizontal Körner 9.2 beam (Antennenland version), Yaesu G-450C rotator

Nick Gilly
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Joined: 18 Sep 2014 14:17
Location: Whitchurch, Hampshire, UK

Re: Tropo 22-24 October 2015

Post by Nick Gilly » 29 Oct 2015 19:01

This is not everything that was heard, but here is everything that was recorded, in frequency order during the duration of the tropo:

Tropo recordings log 22-24.10.15

87.6 hr3 Sackpfeife (Biedenkopf) 690 km
87.7 Euskadi Irratia Azkoitia 901 km
87.7 France Culture Strasbourg 694 km
87.7 MDR Figaro Chemnitz 997 km
87.9 France Culture Parthenay 502 km
87.9 France Inter Pic du Midi 929 km
87.9 MDR Figaro Inselsberg 826 km
87.9 unsure, maybe Kiss FM A Coruña Ares 1010 km (peaked SW)
88.0 probably Pulse88 (London pirate)
88.0 SR 1 Europawelle Göttelborner Höhe 629 km
88.2 France Culture Ussel-Meymac 679 km
88.2 RCF Haute-Normandie Le Havre 219 km
88.7 Bayern 2 Südbayern Grünten (Allgäu) 936 km
88.9 Euskadi Irratia Bilbao=Bilbo 899 km
89.0 RTL Brocken 829 km
89.3 France Culture Besançon 697 km
89.3 hr3 Großer Feldberg (Taunus) 698 km
89.8 MDR JUMP Chemnitz 997 km
89.9 NDR Kultur Torfhaus (Harz-West) 823 km
90.0 SWR3 Rheinland-Pfalz/Rheinland Haardtkopf 612 km
90.2 MDR JUMP Inselsberg 823 km
90.4 France Inter Clermont-Ferrand 684 km
90.6 hr1 Hardberg 743 km
90.8 RTBF Classic 21Profondeville-Rivière (presumed)
90.9 ČRo Radiožurnál Ústí nad Labem 1090 km
90.9 EITB Musika (presumed) Jaizkibel 878 km
90.9 France Musique Carcassonne 914 km
90.9 Ö1 Salzburg 1 1108 km
90.9 Radio Euskadi Zaldiaran 944 km
90.9 Radio SRF 1 Innerschweiz Rigi 851 km
91.1 format suggests SWR2 Baden-Württemberg Aalen 860 km
91.2 Gaztea Monte Oiz 895 km
91.4 Bayern 1 Franken Büttelberg 855 km (presumed, very weak)
91.4 Radio Impuls Plzeň 1025 km
91.5 MDR JUMP Brocken 829 km
91.6 Bayern 2 Südbayern Hoher Bogen 1034 km
91.6 RNE Radio Clásica Culleredo 1036 km 23.10.15 0004 UTC.mp3
91.7 MDR Thüringen Suhl Sonneberg 870 km
92.0 WDR 5 Münster 606 km (presumed)
92.8 MDR 1 Radio Sachsen Chemnitz Chemnitz 997km likely
93.3 Ö1 Bregenz 1 904 km
93.4 Bayern 3 Pfaffenberg 760 km (presumed)
93.4 Frekvence 1 Jihomoravsky Jihlava 1205 km
93.6 SWR 4 Rheinland-Pfalz Radio Trier Scharteberg (Eifel) 580 km
93.8 France Inter Parthenay 502 km
94.0 unid
94.0 France Culture Rouen 268 km
94.2 Deutschlandradio Kultur Sonneberg 870 km
94.3 France Bleu Creuse Guéret 610 km
94.3 SWR 3 Alb/Bodensee Raichberg 809 km
94.6 France Inter Chartres 357 km
94.6 MDR Sachsen-Anhalt Magdeburg Brocken 829 km
94.7 Gaztea Bilbao=Bilbo 899 km
94.8 Ö2 - Radio Salzburg Salzburg 1 1108 km
94.8 unid German?
94.9 France Inter Bourges 524 km
95.0 Euskadi Irratia Zaldiaran 944 km
95.0 France Musique Strasbourg 694 km
95.0 hr-info Rimberg 756 km
95.4 Radio SRF 2 Kultur Säntis 892 km
95.6 ČRo Vltava Plzeň 1025 km
95.7 France Culture Pic du Midi 929 km
95.7 RNE Radio 5 Todo Noticias Navarra Monreal 949 km (presumed)
95.9 SWR 4 Rheinland-Pfalz Radio Ludwigshafen Weinbiet 702 km (presumed)
96.0 Bayern 2 Nordbayern Ochsenkopf 936 km
96.2 SWR 2 Baden-Württemberg Hornisgrinde 742 km
96.4 France Culture Niort 568 km
96.5 Bayern 2 Südbayern Brotjacklriegel 1072 km
96.8 Bayern 1 Niederbayern/Oberpfalz Hoher Bogen 1034 km
96.9 RNE Radio Nacional Cantabria Liérganes 892 km
96.9 MDR JUMP Sonneberg 870 km
97.1 BBC Radio 1 Les Platons 227 km
97.2 Deutschlandradio Kultur Inselsberg 826 km
97.3 RTL 2 Le Havre 219 km
97.9 SWR2 Baden-Württemberg Feldberg (Schwarzwald) 770 km
98.0 NDR 1 Niedersachsen Braunschweig Torfhaus (Harz-West) 823 km
98.0 France Culture Lille 294 km on fade-outs of above
98.1 Mystic Radio Live (London pirate)
98.3 Bayern 1 Mainfranken Kreuzberg (Rhön) 800 km
98.4 France Culture Clermont-Ferrand 684 km
98.4 SWR 3 Baden/Kurpfalz Hornisgrinde 742 km
98.5 Bayern 3 Wendelstein 1040 km
98.5 France Musique Parthenay 502 km
98.7 SWR 1 Baden-Württemberg Grünten (Allgäu) [bay] 936 km
99.0 France Bleu Périgord Bergerac 726 km
99.0 hr1 Hoher Meißner 778 km
99.1 SWR 1 Rheinland-Pfalz Donnersberg 672 km
99.2 Bayern 3 Hohenpeißenberg 969 km
99.4 Bayern 3 Ochsenkopf 936 km
99.4 France Culture Sarrebourg? 680 km
99.4 France Inter Niort 568 km
99.5 NDR Info Torfhaus (Harz-West) 823 km
99.6 hr-info Sackpfeife (Biedenkopf) 690 km
99.7 France Musique Ussel-Meymac 679 km
99.8 France Inter Lyon 784 km
99.9 France Inter Tours 465 km
99.9 RTS La Première Säntis 892 km
100.2 Dream 100 Tendring 185 km
100.4 Radio Regenbogen Karlsruhe Hornisgrinde 742 km
100.4 WDR 2 Köln Bonn 593 km (presumed)
100.5 France Bleu Gascogne Bayonne 881 km
100.5 WDR 4 Teutoburger Wald 706 km
100.7 Radio 100,7 Dudelange 563 km
101.0 BR Klassik Grünten (Allgäu) 936 km
101.0 Tendance Ouest Saint-Lô 233 km
101.2 MDR JUMP Auerbach 965 km
101.4 Radio Contact Liberec Liberec 1142 km
101.4 Radio SAW Brocken Brocken 829 km
101.5 Radio SRF 1 Ostschweiz Säntis 892 km
101.7 ČRo Dvojka Plzeň 1025 km
101.8 France Bleu Loire Océan Nantes 450 km
101.9 Antenne Bayern Heidelstein (Rhön) 800 km
102.1 FM4 Bregenz 1 904 km 24.10.15
102.3 BR Klassik Wendelstein 1040 km or Ochsenkopf 936 km
102.5 hr4 Rhein-Main Großer Feldberg (Taunus) 698 km
102.7 Deutschlandfunk (DLF) Nordhelle 634 km (presumed)
103.2 Antenne Bayern Ochsenkopf 936 km
103.3 Deutschlandfunk (DLF) Heidelstein (Rhön) 800 km
103.4 ANTENNE 1 Reutlingen Raichberg 809 km
103.4 BBC Radio Devon North Hessary Tor 202 km
103.4 France Info Lyon 784 km
103.6 RPR 1. Ludwigshafen Kalmit 702 km
103.8 Antenne Bayern Hohenpeißenberg 969 km
103.8 Radio SRF 3 Rigi 851 km
103.9 Spanish, maybe SER Avilés Avilés 927 km
103.9 Sud Radio Bayonne 881 km
104.0 SWR4 Baden-Württemberg Radio Südbaden Feldberg (Schwarzwald) 770 km (presumed)
104.3 RTL unusure which site, but maybe Paris 370 km
104.4 Antenne Bayern Grünten (Allgäu) 936 km
104.4 unid
104.5 ČRo Vltava Ústí nad Labem 1090 km
104.7 Island FM Les Touillets 216 km
104.8 hr1 Heidelstein (Rhön) 800 km
104.8 unid Spanish (very weak)
105.0 RNE Radio 5 Todo Noticias Santander Liérganes 892 km
105.0 France Bleu Touraine Tours 465 km 22.10.15 2123 UTC.mp3
105.0 Radio 7 Ravensburg Iberger Kugel 916 km
105.1 RTL Bayonne 881 km
105.7 B5 aktuell Wendelstein 1040 km
105.9 Hit Radio FFH Rhein-Main Großer Feldberg (Taunus) 698 km
106.3 Antenne Niedersachsen Braunschweig Torfhaus 823 km
106.3 Deutschlandfunk (DLF) Hornisgrinde 742 km
106.5 Antenne Vorarlberg Bregenz 1 904 km
106.7 Landeswelle Thüringen Süd Sonneberg 870 km
106.7 WDR Eins Live Langenberg 589 km
106.8 France Info Metz 568 km
106.9 B5 aktuell Grünten (Allgäu)
107.1 B5 aktuell Ochsenkopf 936 km
107.3 hr4 Nord-Osthessen Heidelstein (Rhön) [bay] 800km
107.4 SWR 4 Rheinland-Pfalz Radio Koblenz Koblenz 632 km
107.7 Antenne Bayern Hochries 1053 km
107.8 RSI Rete Uno Säntis 892 km
107.9 BR Klassik Kreuzberg (Rhön) 800 km
107.9 KMFM Gillingham 132 km
Good DX.

Nick, Whitchurch, Hampshire.

BW Broadcast RBRX Encore, Kenwood L-1000T, Yamaha T-2, Denon TU-800L, Kenwood KT-1100SD (modified), Yamaha T-85, Sony XDR-F1HD tuners, horizontal Körner 9.2 beam (Antennenland version), Yaesu G-450C rotator

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