Big Tropo?

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John Faulkner, Skegness
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Re: Big Tropo?

Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 19 Dec 2017 23:59

Conditions are starting to lift again. This time it's the turn of Wallonia, with the best reception coming from the Tournai and Wavre transmitters.

It's also foggy again, as it was last night. Tonight I can hear the fog horns out at sea, presumably coming from the wind farms.

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Re: Big Tropo?

Post by zach_m » 20 Dec 2017 08:58

Dense fog today. Hearing bits and pieces from Lille. Some local enhancement too, but that's about it. It looks like no decent tropo this Christmas.

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Re: Big Tropo?

Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 20 Dec 2017 12:13

Rubbish! All gone.

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Re: Big Tropo?

Post by Andrew Webster,Wigan » 20 Dec 2017 14:06

I heard Klara 90.4 late last night but today zilch flat!

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Re: Big Tropo?

Post by Sylvestre » 20 Dec 2017 15:39

John Faulkner, Skegness wrote:
20 Dec 2017 12:13
Rubbish! All gone.
Same here... Rowridge is only at its usual 20 dB.
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Re: Big Tropo?

Post by Nick Gilly » 20 Dec 2017 21:43

Some recordings from yesterday evening:

88.0 Kiss FM A Coruña Ares 1010 km - https://app.box.com/s/fsnf4npaz41tu9ipqo0982ss4timxwuu

102.7 esRadio A Coruña 1025 km (presumed) - https://app.box.com/s/8l26x0zk7db6ogy03r8l04w49bwjz8qt

104.8 Radio Galega A Coruña 1025 km (presumed site, weak) - https://app.box.com/s/jqthx7jb97inccou70zkbthfwac4w7id

96.9 COPE Coruña A Coruña 1025 km (presumed) - https://app.box.com/s/exfzcmrcgkojedhqm7qrqkga5oes9hog

91.6 RNE Radio Clásica Culleredo 1036 km - https://app.box.com/s/7cgul7ilz62lvozatd8hw5fz0ao4ll89

92.6 Radio Voz La Coruña A Coruña 1025 km - https://app.box.com/s/8og6ex62w5a09z98aqrtmcjf4gd2u7x7

95.8 RNE Radio 5 Todo Noticias A Coruña Culleredo 1036 km - https://app.box.com/s/ph3yw3898n8npcdxev3bktlvd75z0u59

101.4 NRJ Caen Caen 238 km - https://app.box.com/s/srvl87l71jonovqg5y5hjtuez1hxm8n0

101.6 NRJ Flers Flers 284 km - https://app.box.com/s/1cxkuxpma0vdybsp9dwlkgj9ant5m7zs

94.9 RCF Calvados-Manche Caen 236 km - https://app.box.com/s/c5bkof46ru3tkamvcq7vewnlhbgy1w22

98.7 Radio FG Caen 238 km (presumed) - https://app.box.com/s/6kyqibevqck19art0dpprpn757nk4sjs

100.8 Radio Rennes Rennes 346 km - https://app.box.com/s/ektgotw0nhr1fx9bwt55fynx5pr4f59b

107.9 RMC La Ferté-Macé 300 km (presumed) - https://app.box.com/s/5v7ohc1d0v36jofbyu6advudaa03bfjf
Good DX.

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Re: Big Tropo?

Post by daveB » 21 Dec 2017 18:10

Tropo reception for 2017 seems to have by passed me to a large extent. I don't think I can blame it on interference either. It seems to have favoured the South Coast this year.

The significant dates were 9th Apr, 28 May, 13-15 Oct, 17 Oct, 26 Oct. There was enhancement on 27 Aug and 31 Oct but only mid-distance propagation. I missed, or lost to interference, the opening on Dec 6 - with just Wendelstein at 906 km on 105.7 MHz.

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