Tropo 15th November 2015 with recordings

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Nick Gilly
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Tropo 15th November 2015 with recordings

Post by Nick Gilly » 20 Nov 2015 20:01

This was yet another excellent tropo lift on November 15th, the last in a series that started at the beginning of October. This time the main area was France and northern Spain.

The first signs something interesting was brewing was discovering RNE 5 on 105.0 just after midnight on the 15th just before going to bed. By daylight on the 15th France Inter was in on 87.9 from Pic du Midi at fairly weak levels, battling it out with co-channel France Culture from Parthenay. Spain reappeared again a little after 9 am (Euskadi Irratia on 87.7 and 88.9). These two were off & on for the rest of the day. Other frequencies came up such as Gaztea 91.2 and 94.7, and RNE 5 also returned on 105.0. I also heard Euskadi Irratia battling it out with another Spaniard on 94.4 at around 11 am.

The French reception started in the SW with Bayonne reaching good levels by 10 am. Niort also got strong by mid/late morning. On discovering France Bleu Périgord from Bergerac at RDS levels on 99.0 at 11.20 am I decided to record the DX as I discovered a 'cake' with some CD-Rs. From then on the lift really got going with plenty of good signals from SW, west and central France and at various times Spain from the Bilbao/San Sebastián area.

Highlights include receiving Bergerac as a solid signal with RDS for hours on end, Bordeaux on 89.7 and 97.7 also for long periods, Rire et Chansons on 103.8 from Guéret (vertical and 500 watts!) and a couple of new Spaniards that I'd not had here before:

92.2 Radio Popular Herri Irratia Bilbao
95.9 Europa FM San Sebastián
100.8 Onda Cero Santander (presumed)
102.0 SER Radio San Sebastián

At 7.20 pm Euskadi Irratia on 87.7 was giving full RDS with Radiotext. The band at the height of the tropo was full of strong signals from SW, west, and central France.

After 8 pm the tropo also started shifting towards the east as I noticed WDR 2 on 100.8 and this was followed by Classic 21 on 99.1 at RDS levels and 87.6, which reached RDS levels at one point later in the evening. Grosser Feldberg also came up in the evening too. The tropo also shifted more and more towards eastern France (although the SW continued to come in) and by late evening after 11 pm Strasbourg was coming in along with Autun, Bar-le-Duc, Chaumont, Arnay-le-Duc and Auxerre.

I switched off at about 12.30 am, and by the following morning (16th) all the tropo had gone.

There are plenty of recordings of this tropo, which can be accessed here:

https://app.box.com/s/hmcx43npyfi02t7jt52091yq553njzp6
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
Posts: 1232
Joined: 18 Sep 2014 14:17
Location: Whitchurch, Hampshire, UK

Re: Tropo 15th November 2015 with recordings

Post by Nick Gilly » 20 Nov 2015 20:32

Log of stations recorded:

87.6 RTBF Classic 21 Léglise 519 km
87.7 Euskadi Irratia Azkoitia 901 km
87.7 France Culture Strasbourg 694 km
87.9 France Culture Parthenay 502 km
France Inter Pic du Midi 929 km
88.0 SR 1 Europawelle Gottelborner Hohe 629 km
88.9 Euskadi Irratia Bilbao 899 km
89.7 France Inter Bordeaux 715 km
89.8 France Culture Argenton-sur-Creuse 561 km
90.0 RNE Radio Clásica Jaizkibel 878 km
90.3 France Culture Arnay-le-Duc 629 km most likely site
90.9 EITB Musika Jaizkibel 878 km
90.9 France Inter Bar-le-Duc 554 km
91.1 France Musique Niort 568 km
91.2 Gaztea Monte Oiz 895 km
91.4 France Musique Troyes 549 km
91.8 France Musique Bourges 524 km
92.2 Radio Popular Herri Irratia Bilbao 899 km
92.3 France Inter Bergerac 726 km
92.4 Gaztea Azkoitia 901 km
92.7 France Musique Bayonne 881 km
92.8 France Musique Auxerre 531 km
92.8 unid French with ads
93.2 France Inter Angers 436 km
93.3 France Musique Chaumont-Langres 618 km
94.1 France Musique Autun 612 km
94.3 France Bleu Creuse Guéret 610 km
94.4 Euskadi Irratia Jaizkibel 878 km
94.7 Gaztea Bilbao 899 km
94.9 France Inter Bourges 524 km
95.0 France Musique Strasbourg 694 km
95.3 France Inter Troyes 549 km
95.5 France Musique Clermont-Ferrand 684 km
95.7 France Culture Pic du Midi 929 km 15.11.15 1544 UTC.mp3
95.7 Radio Euskadi Azkoitia 901 km (presumed)
95.9 Europa FM San Sebastián=Donostia 880 km
96.3 France Inter Sens 464 km
96.4 France Culture Niort 568 km
97.1 France Musique Bergerac 726 km
97.2 France Musique Argenton-sur-Creuse 561 km
97.3 France Culture Autun 612 km
97.7 France Culture Bordeaux 715 km
97.9 France Culture Troyes 549 km
98.4 France Culture Clermont-Ferrand 684 km
98.5 France Culture Sens 464 km
98.5 France Musique Parthenay 502 km
98.6 France Inter Épinal 657 km
98.6 Radio Alfa Paris 374 km
98.7 AFN The Eagle Großer Feldberg (Taunus) 698 km
98.8 France Culture Guéret 610 km
99.0 France Bleu Périgord Bergerac 726 km
99.1 RTBF Classic 21 Anderlues 403 km
99.4 France Inter Niort 568 km
99.5 France Inter Saint-Etienne likely 774 km (peaked SSE)
99.7 France Musique Ussel-Meymac 679 km
99.9 France Inter Tours 465 km
100.1 France Bleu Gironde Bordeaux 715 km (presumed)
100.5 France Bleu Gascogne Bayonne 881 km
100.7 France Inter Guéret 610 km
100.7 Radio 100,7 Dudelange 563 km
100.8 Onda Cero Santander Castro Urdiales 886 km likely
100.8 WDR 2 Aachen Aachen 533 km
101.3 France Bleu Auxerre Auxerre 531 km
101.4 France Bleu Alsace Strasbourg 694 km
101.5 Onda Cero Bilbao 899 km
101.9 France Inter Argenton-sur-Creuse 561 km
102.0 SER Radio San Sebastián San Sebastián=Donostia 881 km likely
102.5 France Bleu Pays d'Auvergne Clermont-Ferrand 684 km
102.5 hr4 Rhein-Main Großer Feldberg (Taunus) 698 km
103.8 Rire et Chansons Guéret 611 km
103.9 Sud Radio Bayonne 881 km
105.0 France Bleu Touraine Tours 465 km
105.0 RNE Radio 5 Todo Noticias Santander Liérganes 892 km
105.1 RTL Bayonne 881 km
105.5 France Info multiple sites possible
105.7 EITB Musika Bergara 903 km
105.9 Hit Radio FFH Rhein-Main Großer Feldberg (Taunus) 698 km
106.8 Hit Radio FFH Mittelhessen Driedorf 668 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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