FM weekend tropo lift happening now

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FM weekend tropo lift happening now

Post by eastangliauk » 13 Sep 2019 23:45

Dutch stations are coming in quite clear for me.
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Re: FM weekend tropo lift happening now

Post by Nick Gilly » 14 Sep 2019 08:11

Indeed it is! Bayern is in here including Grünten, Wendelstein and Hochries. The last two are >1000 km.
Good DX.

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Re: FM weekend tropo lift happening now

Post by Tim Bucknall » 14 Sep 2019 08:23

Oh troposphere! Why must thou mockest me?
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Re: FM weekend tropo lift happening now

Post by pe1etr » 14 Sep 2019 08:35

100.9 Wrotham and Kippure having a fight, Kippure won. Followed by a PI code from 89.1 RTE 1 .
About it here.

Peter
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PS There seems to be a pirate on 106.3MHz. It was also there last night. No announcements heard

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Re: FM weekend tropo lift happening now

Post by Tim Bucknall » 14 Sep 2019 08:40

Stereo blank carrier 88.0 at 200 degrees
Anyone else getting this?
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Re: FM weekend tropo lift happening now

Post by Mad Radio DXer » 14 Sep 2019 11:13

100.7 in German, presumed Luxembourg.

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Re: FM weekend tropo lift happening now

Post by Ian Kelly » 14 Sep 2019 19:08

IRELAND: Lyric FM, from Kippure is in on 98.7, weak but improving steadily.
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Re: FM weekend tropo lift happening now

Post by Tim Bucknall » 15 Sep 2019 08:18

largely a southern and midlands affair so far

wierdly UCB is up but the big irish txs are just blah
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Re: FM weekend tropo lift happening now

Post by Nick Gilly » 15 Sep 2019 08:40

Superb tropo here again this morning with Hessen, NRW, Sachsen-Anhalt, Baden-Württemberg, Saarland, Rheinland-Pfalz and Bayern all coming in. Very strong signals from Hornisgrinde as I type this.
Good DX.

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Re: FM weekend tropo lift happening now

Post by Nick Gilly » 15 Sep 2019 08:48

630 watt relay of SWR4 Baden-Württemberg in on 94.0, also from Hornisgrinde. Superb tropo!
Good DX.

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Re: FM weekend tropo lift happening now

Post by Nick Gilly » 15 Sep 2019 09:38

Managed to log ČRo České Budějovice from České Budějovice on 106.4 a little earlier very briefly. They were playing a Czech song which matched the webstream, but it got swallowed up by a UK station less than a minute later. The distance is 1143 km.

I'm trying for more Czech stations but no luck yet. 91.4 (for Radio Impuls) has been blocked by France Musique Troyes all morning. I've also tried 90.9 for Ústí nad Labem but nothing so far...
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Re: FM weekend tropo lift happening now

Post by atfmdx » 15 Sep 2019 10:06

Good signals from Central Germany (Inselsberg 90.2, 102.2; Ochsenkopf 100.3) and Southern Croatia (Sveti Jure 89.7, 98.9, 107.9)
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Re: FM weekend tropo lift happening now

Post by Nick Gilly » 15 Sep 2019 10:08

Now Ö1 on 90.9 from Salzburg weak but clear.
Good DX.

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Re: FM weekend tropo lift happening now

Post by RvdH60 » 15 Sep 2019 11:22

Got all Santis stations from Switzerland. Still very strong at present. Has been on for hours.
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Re: FM weekend tropo lift happening now

Post by Nick Gilly » 15 Sep 2019 11:51

It's dwindling rapidly here now.
Good DX.

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Re: FM weekend tropo lift happening now

Post by Tim Bucknall » 15 Sep 2019 21:18

well it was mainly a southern affair

I thrashed the rigs as hard as i could, looped IQ files etc , used every weak signal detection trick i could think of, these are my barrel scrapings

Tropo 14.09.19 0801 88.00 UNID stereo blank carrier 0 180 Pulse (London pirate) or Spain? Ändern Löschen UNID:
Tropo 14.09.19 0801 88.70 UNID ex wk tlk 0 180 not Lille, xf BBC Ändern Löschen UNID:
Tropo 14.09.19 0812 89.40 F France Musique Brest/Roc Trédudon 29 158.5 541 193 Ändern Löschen Add recording
Tropo 14.09.19 0935 88.30 IRL RTÉ Radio 1 Clonmel TA 1 378 258 poor xf Sutton Coldfield Ändern Löschen Add recording
Tropo 14.09.19 0935 89.50 IRL Hospital R (tent) 2 poss txs, Dublin area 0 0 poor brf pk xf Greystones Ändern Löschen UNID:
Tropo 14.09.19 0935 89.20 IRL RTÉ Radio 1 Cork/Spur Hill CO 5 449 254 Ändern Löschen Add recording
Tropo 14.09.19 0935 89.20 IRL RTÉ Radio 1 Hollywell Hill DL 6 393 303 Ändern Löschen Add recording
Tropo 14.09.19 0937 89.50 IRL RTÉ Radio 1 Greystones/Bellevue WW 1 258 271 Ändern Löschen Add recording
Tropo 14.09.19 0937 88.80 IRL RTÉ Radio 1 Maghera CE 158.5 433 270 Ändern Löschen Add recording
Tropo 14.09.19 0937 89.00 IRL RTÉ Radio 1 Suir Valley/Fiddown Hills KK 3 349 257 Ändern Löschen Add recording
Tropo 14.09.19 1245 95.40 F France Inter Brest/Roc Trédudon 29 158.5 541 193 Ändern Löschen Add recording
Tropo 14.09.19 1256 93.00 F France Bleu Breizh Izel Brest/Roc Trédudon 29 158.5 541 193 poor, (difficult qrg) Ändern Löschen Show / add recording
Tropo 14.09.19 1259 97.80 F France Culture Brest/Roc Trédudon 29 158.5 541 193 Ändern Löschen Add recording
Tropo 14.09.19 1727-1832 88.60 UNID stereo blank carrier Pirate? 0 0 deep qsb Ändern Löschen UNID:
Tropo 14.09.19 1750 88.20 F Radio Classique Lille/La Pilaterie 59 1 461 125 v poor Ändern Löschen Add recording
MS 14.09.19 1750 87.80 E UNID 0 0 football Ändern Löschen UNID:
MS 14.09.19 1753 87.60 I RAI Radio1 Rocca di Papa/Monte Cavo vetta (RAI) rm 63.1 1688 133 Ändern Löschen Add recording
MS 14.09.19 1756 87.60 E UNID 0 0 football Ändern Löschen UNID:
Tropo 14.09.19 1800 88.20 G Rude FM (pirate) London 0 0 tx activating on timer switch Ändern Löschen UNID:
MS 14.09.19 1800 87.70 HRV HRT-HR 1 Lička Plješivica gs 50 1603 118 long meteor train Ändern Löschen Show / add recording
Tropo 14.09.19 1803 88.20 G BBC Radio 2 Bexhill? EN-ESU 0.1 318 143 alt. Newbury or Nailsworth? Ändern Löschen Add recording
MS 14.09.19 1803 87.60 HNG MR 1 Kossuth Rádió Győr / Szabadhegy Gyo 7.6 1531 106 Ändern Löschen Add recording
Tropo 14.09.19 2152 87.60 F RMC 2 possible tx 0 0 Weak messy pile up Ändern Löschen UNID:
Tropo 14.09.19 2153 87.60 F RTL 2 possible tx 0 0 Ändern Löschen UNID:
Tropo 14.09.19 2219 88.80 D WDR 5 (pres) Langenberg/Hordtberg nrw 100 668 104 v poor, serious tlk on IQ file Ändern Löschen Show / add recording
MS 14.09.19 2225 88.80 I Radio Maria (pres) 0 0 quiet phone in Ändern Löschen UNID:
Tropo 14.09.19 2300-2336 87.60 BEL Nostalgie Vlaanderen Oostende/Residentie De Mast vlg-wvl 5 412 119 Ändern Löschen Show / add recording
Es 14.09.19 2337 87.60 S SR P1 Visby/Follingbo TM go 60 1385 61 Ändern Löschen Add recording
Es 14.09.19 2338 87.60 S SR P1 Visby/Follingbo TM go 60 1385 61 Ändern Löschen Add recording
Es 14.09.19 2338 87.70 S SR P1 Halmstad/Oskarström/Teracoms mast Fjällgime ha 60 1046 61 Ändern Löschen Add recording
Tropo 14.09.19 2342 87.70 F RMC Rouen/le Mesnil-Esnard 76 0.2 478 149 v poor tlk Ändern Löschen Add recording
Tropo 14.09.19 2342 87.60 F RMC Le Havre/Harfleur 76 1 440 157 v poor tlk Ändern Löschen Show / add recording
Tropo 14.09.19 2348-2359 87.80 F Radio Courtoisie (pres) Cherbourg-Octeville/Bélier 50 0.5 396 174 poor discussion, poss some mx Ändern Löschen


Tropo 15.09.19 0000-0045 87.80 F Radio Courtoisie (pres) Cherbourg-Octeville/Bélier 50 0.5 396 174 Ändern Löschen Add recording
Tropo 15.09.19 0037 89.20 F France Culture Cherbourg-Octeville/Digosville 50 0.8 397 173 v poor Ändern Löschen Show / add recording
Tropo 15.09.19 0037 89.00 F France Culture Le Mans/Mayet 72 126 627 162 Ändern Löschen Add recording
Tropo 15.09.19 0037 87.90 F France Culture Parthenay/les Chateliers 79 10 725 169 v poor, serious tlk on IQ file Ändern Löschen Add recording
Tropo 15.09.19 0241 88.50 F France Culture (pres) Bourges/Neuvy 18 79 739 150 v poor Ändern Löschen Add recording
Tropo 15.09.19 0400 87.80 G The Rock926 (Pirate) London 0 0 sign on with rough carrier, 87.80175 Ändern Löschen UNID:
MS 15.09.19 0507 88.80 D SWR2 Heidelberg/Königstuhl, SWR bwü 100 869 114 classical Ändern Löschen Show / add recording
MS 15.09.19 0507 87.45 D Radio 700 Kall/Auf der Heide nrw 0.06 672 113 Ändern Löschen Add recording
Tropo 15.09.19 0658 90.00 IRL RTÉ Radio 1 Mullaghanish CO 158.5 485 257 poor Ändern Löschen Add recording
Tropo 15.09.19 0704 90.00 G BBC Radio Shropshire Hazler Hill EN-SHP 0.01 80 208 v poor Ändern Löschen Add recording
Tropo 15.09.19 0704 89.20 IRL RTÉ Radio 1 Cork/Spur Hill CO 5 449 254 brf pk Ändern Löschen Add recording
Tropo 15.09.19 0704 89.00 IRL RTÉ Radio 1 Suir Valley/Fiddown Hills KK 3 349 257 Ändern Löschen Add recording
Tropo 15.09.19 0707 90.30 G BBC Radio Wales Deiniolen? WA-GWY 0.05 126 269 3 pos txs but beaming at this Ändern Löschen Add recording
Tropo 15.09.19 0822 105.60 G Playback UK London 0 0 rough blank carrier Ändern Löschen UNID:
Tropo 15.09.19 0914 88.60 G UNID Blank Carrier S England? 0 0 fading in forgotten pirate tx? Ändern Löschen UNID: Special log:could be forgotten pirate tx that got walled up
Tropo 15.09.19 1152 106.70 IRL iRadio Monaghan/Lugad Hill MN 1 335 292 I Radio weather Ändern Löschen Add recording
Tropo 15.09.19 1153 106.70 G UNID Pirate Merseyside 0 0 Blank Carrier
Rx: Burkhardt Reuter RDR54D1, Elad FDM-S2, Airspy HF+ w/ CLP 5130 Log P ant on rooftop rotator V/H polarization options. Pira P275 RDS analyser

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Re: FM weekend tropo lift happening now

Post by KnobTwiddler » 15 Sep 2019 22:30

Tim Bucknall wrote:
15 Sep 2019 21:18
well it was mainly a southern affair

Tropo 15.09.19 0914 88.60 G UNID Blank Carrier S England? 0 0 fading in forgotten pirate tx?
Could be the North London pirate Back2Back FM on 88.60, sometimes they just have a carrier running on Sunday mornings - only a guess mind you.
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Re: FM weekend tropo lift happening now

Post by Sniffingmoose » 15 Sep 2019 22:59

On Holiday in Kircudbright, Dumfries & Galloway. Good signals from Holme Moss, Kippure, & Clearmont Carn. 104.3 Radio Cymru was blasting in yesterday. Also Llanddona was strong. DAB from Merseyside could be heard. All very weak today so these must of been the same enhanced conditions you were all get down south yesterday. Going to Stranraer Peninsular next weekend. Lets see if its a good DX location.
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Re: FM weekend tropo lift happening now

Post by Tim Bucknall » 15 Sep 2019 23:43

KnobTwiddler wrote:
15 Sep 2019 22:30
Tim Bucknall wrote:
15 Sep 2019 21:18
well it was mainly a southern affair

Tropo 15.09.19 0914 88.60 G UNID Blank Carrier S England? 0 0 fading in forgotten pirate tx?
Could be the North London pirate Back2Back FM on 88.60, sometimes they just have a carrier running on Sunday mornings - only a guess mind you.

Its a very good guess, many thanks!
I had a rather eccentric idea about a pirate in chelmsford years ago who told me how one of his txs got walled up
Back2back is way more likely
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