That time of year for ducting

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That time of year for ducting

Post by countrykev » Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:43 am

Driving around Madison today hearing Jason Mraz on 106.7FM thinking "That's not right..."

I was hearing WXXL from Orlando, FL. Scanning the dial I picked up WAPE Jacksonville, WRBQ Tampa, FL, and WBTP Tampa, FL.
What the heck am I supposed to write here?

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Post by K9EZ » Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:58 am

countrykev wrote:Driving around Madison today hearing Jason Mraz on 106.7FM thinking "That's not right..."

I was hearing WXXL from Orlando, FL. Scanning the dial I picked up WAPE Jacksonville, WRBQ Tampa, FL, and WBTP Tampa, FL.
Thats more like Sporadic E. Jeremy Andres said he picked up a Sarasota, FL in HD.
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Post by Deep Thought » Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:00 pm

WIBA (Madison, WI) clearly audible on 101.5 above the usual suspects WBNQ (Bloomington, IL) and WNSN (South Bend) tonight when I was headed home at 9 PM.
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Post by Sam Buca » Sat Jun 13, 2009 8:12 am

countrykev wrote:Driving around Madison today hearing Jason Mraz on 106.7FM thinking "That's not right..."

I was hearing WXXL from Orlando, FL. Scanning the dial I picked up WAPE Jacksonville, WRBQ Tampa, FL, and WBTP Tampa, FL.
I just mentioned that to the PD of WAPE....he got a kick out of it.

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Re: That time of year for ducting

Post by themarcshow » Sun Jun 14, 2009 1:22 pm

I got an email friday from a guy who heard one of our 100kW FM's for 20 minutes from I-95 on the North Carolina-South Carolina border.
Transmitter is in south central Nebraska.
Approx distance: 1,147 miles.

We've had multiple reception reports over the years from the Carolinas around this time of year.

Last year I got a phone call from the Bahamas from someone getting a loud and clear signal.
Distance 1,636 miles. I was skeptical but they had call letters and what was playing on the air. (that was before the websites had streaming or now playing info.
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Post by K9EZ » Mon Jun 15, 2009 5:52 am

themarcshow wrote:I got an email friday from a guy who heard one of our 100kW FM's for 20 minutes from I-95 on the North Carolina-South Carolina border.
Transmitter is in south central Nebraska.
Approx distance: 1,147 miles.

We've had multiple reception reports over the years from the Carolinas around this time of year.

Last year I got a phone call from the Bahamas from someone getting a loud and clear signal.
Distance 1,636 miles. I was skeptical but they had call letters and what was playing on the air. (that was before the websites had streaming or now playing info.
From Wikipedia:
On June 25, 2007, Paul Farley in Sussex, UK received CJCN, Grand Falls Canada on channel A4 (67.25MHz) at a distance of 3,000 miles (4,800 km) via multi-hop Sporadic E. Signals were clear enough to watch and listen to the evening Newshour programme.[21] The following day he received WUND Edenton, USA at a distance of 3,750 miles (6,040 km).
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Re: That time of year for ducting

Post by w9wi » Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:20 am

K9EZ wrote:
themarcshow wrote:I got an email friday from a guy who heard one of our 100kW FM's for 20 minutes from I-95 on the North Carolina-South Carolina border.
Transmitter is in south central Nebraska.
Approx distance: 1,147 miles.

We've had multiple reception reports over the years from the Carolinas around this time of year.

Last year I got a phone call from the Bahamas from someone getting a loud and clear signal.
Distance 1,636 miles. I was skeptical but they had call letters and what was playing on the air. (that was before the websites had streaming or now playing info.
From Wikipedia:
On June 25, 2007, Paul Farley in Sussex, UK received CJCN, Grand Falls Canada on channel A4 (67.25MHz) at a distance of 3,000 miles (4,800 km) via multi-hop Sporadic E. Signals were clear enough to watch and listen to the evening Newshour programme.[21] The following day he received WUND Edenton, USA at a distance of 3,750 miles (6,040 km).
Heck, in 2003 he had trans-Atlantic *FM* reception - WHCF 88.5 Bangor, Maine. I've heard the recording, it's a clear legal ID.
http://www.dxradio.co.uk/transatlanticfm.html
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