Sunday, 30 October 2016

Skegness Log: 2016-10-30 (Tropo: F G BEL HOL)

Band 2 Tropospheric:
106.8 1040 BEL RCF, Namur/Wépion (wal-nam) OM political Christian discussion, as
               tunein  436km **

107.3 1116 BEL Fun Radio, La Louvière/Hôpital de Jolimont (wal-hnt) Fun Radio promo
               in Bruxelles  400km **

107.7 1129 BEL Radio Gaveromroep, Deerlijk/Wulfsberg (vlg-wvl) Oldies and OM
               presenter, as web  332km **

105.9 1158  F  Europe 1, Caen/Colombelles (14) Discussion, as web  442km
 93.3 1723 HOL Radio 10, Breskens/Graansilo Vissershaven (zee) Madonna, as others  294km
 96.0 1725 HOL WFM96, Middelburg/Kerk (zee) Pops, as web  289km **
 92.4 1730 HOL Puur NL, Westdorpe/Verkavelingsweg (zee) Dutch music, as web  322km
107.7 1757 BEL RGR FM, Oostkamp (vlg-wvl)   PI logged: 6219 296km
105.3 1811 BEL Vivante FM, Pâturages (wal-hnt) Bob Marley song, as web  390km **
106.5 1818 BEL Molenland FM, Tielt/ITC (vlg-wvl) German Schlager, as web  316km
106.0 1900  G  Sam FM, Chillerton Down (EN-IOW) Ads and news, as web  301km **

** Personal First

This spell of tropo has largely been a flimsy and variable affair, but there were some good peaks into Belgium and Holland today with a few personal firsts. Also today I received several regular German transmitters from Nordrhein Westfalen and Rheinland Pfalz at enhanced levels, but I decided to concentrate on logging only less common and new (to me) stations.

** Some of the Belgian stations heard at the top of the band today had multiple transmitters on the frequencies, so I decided not to log these stations. Family Radio, Nostalgie, etc., but I was particularly curious about the Nostalgie transmitter on 105.3 and I hope somebody may be able to help me with this: Although Perwez is listed (100 watts), there is also a "PLANNED" outlet at Bouillon, listed with 5kW. I wonder if this is on the air yet - does anybody know?

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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