Tropospheric ducting 21 November 2017

QTH: Hatfield, Herts, 78m ASL, DX indoors
Grid locator: IO91VS
Aerial: FM folded dipole, FM Cubical Quad Loop antenna
Receiver: Sony ST SA3ES

On 21st November 2017, I was receiving tropospheric signals from France. Mainly regular signals were heard but also a new site has been received.

There was no major ducting that day and all received signals were weak. I also didn’t have too much time for DX.

F5LEN’s prediction maps

Tropo regulars not in the log bellow:

88.7 France Musique (Lille)
92.0 France Musique (Rouen)
98.0 France Culture (Lille)
103.7 France Inter (Lille)
105.2 France Info (Lille)

 

 

 

Turkish pirate 91.8 Demradyo was received with full RDS despite their weak signal. The new received site is Avesnes-sur-Helpe. 88.5 France Musique is a low power TX transmitting in Vertical. I received it on Horizontal Loop (LH). Later on France Musique was replaced by France Culture from Bourges.

88.5 France Musique from Avesnes-sur-Helpe

Tropospheric signals received in Hatfield, Herts (AL10 area)

UTC ITU MHz Station Location kW Pol. PS PI Mode Km Play
0706 G 92.4 unID Unknown ? ? Mono Play
0716 G 104.8 BBC Sussex Burton Down 02.00 V Mono 99 Play
0732 G 91.8 Demradyo Unknown ? ? (V) DEMRADYO 9180 Mono Play
0817 G 98.0 Phoenix 98 FM Brentwood 00.05 M Mono 41 Play
1808 F 88.5 France Musique Avesnes-sur-Helpe 00.20 V Mono 348 Play
0706 G 94.4 unID Unknown ? ? Mono Play
2206 F 88.5 France Culture Bourges 79.00 M Mono 539 Not available

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Prediction maps thanks to www.tropo.f5len.org


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