Spain / France via Tropo some BIG distances - Ongoing.

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Ian Kelly
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Joined: 23 Oct 2014 20:12
Location: Tilehurst, Reading, UK - 01W03 / 51N27

Spain / France via Tropo some BIG distances - Ongoing.

Post by Ian Kelly »

Hi all. I've finally found my way to the new forum. Here's what I heard in Reading, during the unexpected Spanish and southern French tropo last night.

"Two bar" signals at times on 103.9 and 105.0!

I was also able to hear some Spanish stations on just the car radio in
and around Reading earlier in the evening, even when I was low down in
Caversham by the River Thames. Alan Pennington, also in Caversham, said
he heard 105.0 on a "Walkman" and Dave Kenny from Caversham also said
that Spain via tropo was a first for him there, in 30 years.

MHz UTC ITU Program + Location Details Remarks km
89.20 2313 E Onda Cero, A Coruña (GAL-C) ID Spanish music 1153km
91.20 2315 E Gaztea, Monte Oiz (PVA-BI) ID 922km
91.60 2321 E RNE Radio Clásica, Culleredo/Monte Xalo (GAL-C) OM talk. // web 1068km
93.80 2327 F France Inter, Parthenay/les Chateliers (79) OM talk. // 93.5 524km
95.70 2237 F France Culture, Toulouse/Pic du Midi (65) OM talk 951km
101.50 2243 E Onda Cero, Bilbao=Bilbo/Ganeta (PVA-BI) OM talk. // web 926km
102.40 2332 E SER, Liérganes/Peña Cabarga (CNT-S) ID.// web 920km
103.90 2244 E Radio Galega, Ares/Montefaro (GAL-C) OM talk 2 bars PI:E4E0 PS:R.GALEGA 1041km
105.00 2247 E RNE Radio 5 Todo Noticias, Liérganes/Peña Cabarga (CNT-S) OM talk 2 bars PI:E215 PS:RNE_5-S_ 921km
106.10 2258 E RNE Radio Nacional, Monreal/Monte Higa (NAV-NA) Talk // web 974km

Receivers: Sony XDR-F1HD
Antenna: Triax FM5 horizontally polarised, 4 metres agl

Ian Kelly
Tilehurst, Reading, UK
Ian Kelly
Tilehurst, Reading, UK
1°03'22"W / 51°27'08"N

Andrew Webster,Wigan
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Joined: 18 Sep 2014 16:03
Location: Wigan Northwest England

Re: Spain / France via Tropo some BIG distances - Ongoing.

Post by Andrew Webster,Wigan »

Nice log Ian as this was the best Spanish opening for me to date but no France here.

Receiving equipment: 1 Sony ST-SE920, 1 Sony ST-SE700 1 Denon TU-1500RD 2 crossed FM 5s rotatable, 1 homemade FM 3 horizontal beaming S/E, 1 vertical FM 3 fixed beaming at Ireland,2 element OIRT,2 element band 1.

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