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Tropo Building?

Post by AndyP (Telford) » 02 Jan 2019 17:48

Andy.

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Re: Tropo Building?

Post by Nick Gilly » 02 Jan 2019 18:46

There's certainly tropo here. Some local enhancements (e.g. Uckfield FM on 105.0) as well as Pic du Midi in & out on 87.9 and 95.7.

Galicia and Portugal was being logged in East Sussex earlier in the afternoon. None of that has reached here yet.
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Re: Tropo Building?

Post by Andrew Webster,Wigan » 02 Jan 2019 18:48

I am currently receiving Radio Espinosa Merindades 87.5 here very weak now but came up strong enough for ID.

UK/Ireland stuff well up as well.

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Re: Tropo Building?

Post by AndyP (Telford) » 03 Jan 2019 07:27

Ireland strong overnight here.

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Re: Tropo Building?

Post by Catherine » 05 Jan 2019 23:08

VRT R2 from Egem coming in nicely again. Capital Yorkshire from High Hunsley is also strong.

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Re: Tropo Building?

Post by pe1etr » 06 Jan 2019 09:09

Virtually flat at the seafront this morning, just 94.0 RTE RnaG Mt Leinster with a weak sig.

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Re: Tropo Building?

Post by theme » 06 Jan 2019 09:14

Been flat for days here... not even RNE 5 and Clásica from Menorca.

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Re: Tropo Building?

Post by Nick Gilly » 06 Jan 2019 09:19

Carcassonne/Pic du Nore tx in now: France Musique 90.9 and Sud Radio 104.7.
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Re: Tropo Building?

Post by Tim Bucknall » 06 Jan 2019 17:17

I just had my first DAB DX
Quite by accident I decided to rescan mums kitchen DAB Rx at 1709ut to prune the defunct stations like bfbs

Its stored Radio XL (Birmingham), Free Radio Wolverhampton, Nation Radio somewhere in Wales & Pirate FM ( Cornwall!)

All to weak for audio but nice none the less
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Post by Tim Bucknall » 06 Jan 2019 17:40

Abnormal reception not normally present:

Virgin radio (new "sound" national mux, not dx)

BBC Shropshire -not normally here, intermittent audio
BBC WM -as above
BBC Wales, breaking up but 100 pc copy, NE wales, Liverpool & west cheshire mux
BBC cymru, as above, NE wales, Liverpool & west cheshire mux
Bliss as above, NE wales, Liverpool & west cheshire mux
Capital , mostly burbling and diginoise
Cheesy FM, no audio. NE Wales and W Cheshire??
Dee , NE Wales and W Cheshire
Free radio 80s, occasional audio wolves & shrop mux 11B
Free wlv OCC audio, occasional audio wolves & shrop mux 11B
Heart wm, OCC audio, occasional audio wolves & shrop mux 11B
Panjab r, perfect signal
Pirate FM, no audio mux 11B prob north hessary
Share radio
Nation radio, no audio
Radio XL
Captured downstairs at 1709ut Sunday
Rx: Burkhardt Reuter RDR54D1, Elad FDM-S2, Airspace HF+ w/ CLP 5130 Log P ant on rooftop rotator V/H polarization options.

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Re: Tropo Building?

Post by Tim Bucknall » 06 Jan 2019 17:46

Trying it from South facing window upstairs
Capital NW poor (not same as capital Manchester)
Capital Liverpool, poor

West facing upstairs window 1755ut
Capital Birmingham
Rx: Burkhardt Reuter RDR54D1, Elad FDM-S2, Airspace HF+ w/ CLP 5130 Log P ant on rooftop rotator V/H polarization options.

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Re: Tropo Building?

Post by Nick Gilly » 06 Jan 2019 18:13

The tropo building has collapsed here now, or Einsturzende Tropobauten as they may say in Germany ;)

France Bleu Gascogne was still occasionally fading up very weakly as late as early afternoon here. Another nice couple of days of tropo though after the Christmas one recently.
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Post by Tim Bucknall » 06 Jan 2019 18:13

:D
Rx: Burkhardt Reuter RDR54D1, Elad FDM-S2, Airspace HF+ w/ CLP 5130 Log P ant on rooftop rotator V/H polarization options.

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Re: Tropo Building?

Post by Nick Gilly » 06 Jan 2019 18:20

^I thought you might appreciate that one Tim :P
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Re: Tropo Building?

Post by Julian Hardstone » 07 Jan 2019 00:13

10D NE Wales mpx is weak here also, I have to go up 2 floors to listen on a portable or pocket rx, so today I put up a Triax 5-ele (thanks Tim :) about 10m up, and now have full-bars and can listen to Radio Wales, which is becoming my px of choice, especially for the evening show with Janice Long.

Re tropo and France Musique, which is the 'real' F Mus out of the 7 which you have to choose from to listen online?
https://www.francemusique.fr/

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Re: Tropo Building?

Post by Sylvestre » 08 Jan 2019 05:32

The real France Musique is "Le Direct" button (up, right). Other stations are web only ones.
DX-FM & DX-TV in Normandy, France : Portenseigne 910 03 02 & Wisi EB-66 on Yaesu G450C.
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my DX-FM pictures, my DX-FM videos, my DX-TV pictures, and my DX-TV videos.

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Re: Tropo Building?

Post by Julian Hardstone » 08 Jan 2019 10:45

Thanks, I'll update my old bookmark

*edit* I see now that the url remains the same whichever 'musique' you're listening to, it's just a matter of looking for "Le direct"

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Re: Tropo Building?

Post by Sylvestre » 08 Jan 2019 15:48

Here's its stream's direck link : http://chai5she.cdn.dvmr.fr/francemusique-midfi.mp3
DX-FM & DX-TV in Normandy, France : Portenseigne 910 03 02 & Wisi EB-66 on Yaesu G450C.
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Re: Tropo Building?

Post by Nick Gilly » 08 Jan 2019 17:45

There's a higher quality stream here:

http://direct.francemusique.fr/live/fra ... e-hifi.aac
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Re: Tropo Building?

Post by Julian Hardstone » 08 Jan 2019 23:35

Thanks for those streams. I notice that they are a few seconds ahead of Le direct

Listening now to Le direct there was an announcement "vous écoutez Classique Plus". Very confusing, and the two channels have different programmes.

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