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On Monday 16th of October, 2017, tropo duct from France was slowly moving towards Germany and Poland. Nevertheless, another small lift has developed overnight in North-Western France. I was still hearing signals from France although the day was basically a repeat of 14th of October, with a much less intensity. There was no new stations received and greater distances. There was some update though.
French, Belgian and Dutch DXers were getting some monster signals from Germany. I haven’t received German stations at all. I was only listening in the morning for approx. 2 hours and received mostly French, Belgian and Holland stations.
Holland signals received via tropo on 16th October 2017
After French stations fade out at around 1000 local time, Belgian and Holland signals arrived. To my surprise, I received very strong signals from Egem (which are present here on a daily basis via sctrr) and this time produced PI codes. It was 101.5 VRT MNM and 102.1 VRT Studio Brussel. 101.5 VRT MNM I only received once in the past. VRT Studio Brussel is often here on nearly every opening toward South East, but never with PI code.
The furthest reception of this day was 99.9 France Inter from Tours at a distance of 499 km. The signal was battling with strong semi-local Kiss FM on 100.0 MHz.
QTH: Hatfield, Herts, 78m ASL, DX indoors
Grid locator: IO91VS
Aerial: half-wave folded dipole
Receiver: Pioneer DEH-4700MP