Saturday, 19 March 2016

Skegness Log: 2016-03-19 (FM)

Band 2 Tropospheric:
 94.6 1820  D  MDR Sachsen-Anhalt, Brocken (san) Level 42 song then ID  712km
 98.4 1827  D  SWR3, Hornisgrinde/SWR (bwü) German OM, as web  748km
106.3 1827  D  Deutschlandfunk (DLF), Hornisgrinde/SWR (bwü) OM, as web  748km
 99.6 1905  D  hr-info, Sackpfeife (Biedenkopf) (hes) IDs  612km
105.6 2053 SUI Radio SRF 3, Säntis (ar) Weak and mixing Donnersberg. Pops, as web

107.3 2059  D  SWR4 Baden-Württemberg, Raichberg (bwü) ID and news  813km
102.9 2101  D  RPR 1., Bad Marienberg (rlp) ID after news  592km
 87.7 2106  F  France Culture, Strasbourg/TDF Nordheim (67) OMs, as 98.0  709km
101.4 2106  F  France Bleu Alsace, Strasbourg/TDF Nordheim (67) YL and pops, as web  709km
 89.6 2116 IRL RTÉ Radio 1, Mount Leinster (CW) Irish music (94.0 Na Gael also present). 
               Well above RDS level but not RDSing  480km

Fleeting bursts of troposhperic activity, the areas propagating moving around quite rapidly. One minute Strasbourg was received weakly, then 15 minutes later, it would be south-east UK stations. Then minutes later, Luxembourg 100.7 lifted up.

Ireland was a surprise, noticed while beamed south-east, horizontally! Swinging the beam around to the west, vertically, brought Mount Leinster in very well, but it would not RDS, in spite of being in the 50s dB.

All gone by local midnight.

Good DX!

John Faulkner
Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd) <3m ASL.
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Elad FDM-S2 (Meteor Scatter and sporadic E)
Sony XDR-F1HD with Konrad i2c mod. (Tropo/Scatter)

Körner 9.2 @ 5.5 metres agl. QTH is approximately 3 metres asl, 1km from the sea.
Fringe Electronics 20dB pre-amp.

Elad FDM-SW2, SDR Console File Analyser & RDS Spy via VAC.
XDR-GTK v0.3.1 for the Sony XDR-F1HD

Yaesu G-5500 azimuth & elevation rotator, allowing antenna to be vertical, horizontal, etc.

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