Tropo 6/4

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Tropo 6/4

Post by Sam Buca » Wed Jun 04, 2008 4:04 pm

I had to call the PD of a station to verify they were still on the air....I didn't get an ID, but someone completely buried them as if they were local. Wish I had more time to play around this afternoon.

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Re: Tropo 6/4

Post by K9EZ » Wed Jun 04, 2008 8:57 pm

Sam Buca wrote:I had to call the PD of a station to verify they were still on the air....I didn't get an ID, but someone completely buried them as if they were local. Wish I had more time to play around this afternoon.
Sure it was tropo? Me thinks we are getting Sporadic E these days.
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Re: Tropo 6/4

Post by w9wi » Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:31 am

K9EZ wrote:
Sam Buca wrote:I had to call the PD of a station to verify they were still on the air....I didn't get an ID, but someone completely buried them as if they were local. Wish I had more time to play around this afternoon.
Sure it was tropo? Me thinks we are getting Sporadic E these days.
Yesterday was a VERY GOOD sporadic-E day. I got home from a bike ride & found my FM dial chock full of French-language stations from Quebec. (could even hear some of them with no antenna on the receiver!)

There was also DTV sporadic-E and high-band skip as high as channel 9.
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Re: Tropo 6/4

Post by NECRAT » Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:45 am

I was getting some Arkansas stations yesterday well after noon.
(I think they were, as one, KARN-FM was the only one I could ID).
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Re: Tropo 6/4

Post by Dave Loudin » Thu Jun 05, 2008 10:04 am

Dang! I was too busy keeping track of where all the t-storms and tornadoes zipping through the area were headed to veer off into DX. Didn't notice any unusual reception on the stations I was following, though.
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Re: Tropo 6/4

Post by Shane » Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:15 pm

The Quebec stations' signals heard in TN were probably bouncing off the ionosphere right over your storms! You might not have been able to hear much in the vicinity of the storms.
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Re: Tropo 6/4

Post by Deep Thought » Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:18 pm

* sigh *

So much IBOC trash in the FM band around here there's nothing but locals, and some of them are having trouble cutting through.
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