Saturday, 29 October 2016

Skegness Log: 2016-10-29 (Tropo: Switzerland, Germany, France)

Band 2 Tropospheric:
105.7 1917  D  B5 aktuell, Wendelstein (bay) YL, as web  1024km
105.6 1921 SUI Radio SRF 3, Säntis (ar) English rap song, as web  917km
105.3 1927  D  B5 aktuell, Kreuzberg (Rhön) (bay) YL, as 105.7  732km
106.3 1930  D  Deutschlandfunk (DLF), Hornisgrinde/SWR (bwü) Talk and applause,
               as web  748km

101.0 1934  D  BR Klassik, Grünten (Allgäu) (bay) Clasical, as web  942km
106.9 1935  D  B5 aktuell, Grünten (Allgäu) (bay) YL, as 105.7  942km
 99.0 1951  D  hr1, Hoher Meißner (hes) YL, as web  684km
 95.4 1954 SUI Radio SRF 2 Kultur, Säntis (ar) OM, as web  917km
102.3 2005  D  BR Klassik, Wendelstein (bay) Opera, as web  1024km
107.1 2006  D  SWR4 Rheinland-Pfalz, Haardtkopf (rlp) ID  593km
105.0 2009  D  Hit Radio FFH, Krehberg (hes) Pops, as web  698km
100.6 2012  D  Deutschlandfunk (DLF), Witthoh (Tuttlingen) (bwü) OM, as web  834km
 97.5 2155  D  SWR3, Bornberg (rlp) OM ID  640km
 97.7 2155  D  SWR1 Rheinland-Pfalz, Haardtkopf (rlp) Pops, as web  593km
 95.5 2157  D  SR 3 Saarlandwelle, Göttelborner Höhe (saa) Pops, as web  629km
 95.8 2157  D  Bayern 3, Grünten (Allgäu) (bay) Pops, as web  942km
107.6 2158  D  big fm (Rheinland-Pfalz), Bornberg (rlp) Pops, as web  640km
107.8 2158 SUI RSI Rete Uno, Säntis (ar) Italian song, as web  917km
106.7 2159  D  big fm (Rheinland-Pfalz), Kalmit  Edenkoben (rlp) Pops, as 104.0  687km
105.0 2214  D  Radio 7, Iberger Kugel (bwü) Dance track, as web  922km
103.7 2215  D  SR Unser Ding, Saarbrücken/Schoksberg (saa) Alternative beats,
               as web  628km **

103.0 2218  D  SWR3, Grünten (Allgäu) [bay] (bwü) ID and pops  942km
102.9 2224  D  RPR 1., Bad Marienberg (rlp) Pops, as web  592km
105.1 2226  D  Deutschlandfunk (DLF), Blauen (bwü) YL, as web  793km
104.1 2228  D  SWR4 Baden-Württemberg, Heidelberg/Königstuhl, SWR (bwü) Happy pop song,
               as web  717km

106.8 2238  F  France Info, Metz/Luttange (57) OM, as 105.2  599km
107.2 2238  D  SWR3, Kettrichhof (rlp) Pops, as web  674km
101.2 2241  D  hr3, Habichtswald (hes) Pink, as web  647km
101.6 2242  D  hr4, Hardberg (hes) Pops, as web  712km
101.7 2243  D  Radio Salü, Saarbrücken/Schoksberg (saa) D3B8 628km
 94.3 2247  D  SWR3, Raichberg (bwü) Pops, as web  813km

** Personal First

Good DX!

John Faulkner
Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd) <3m ASL.
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  1. Hello John, nice logs! Hope the tropo progresses to Poland, like it often does passing from west to east.
    Your blog is one of few well-mantained and so frequently updated European FM DX blogs - that's why I visit often.
    I hope you don't mind if I took this chance to invited you to my blog. I don't post very often in English, but this time I did and hope you will find this interesting:
    I'd be honoured to have you as my guest.

    1. Hello Maciek.

      Thank you for your very nice comments and it is very nice of you to write.

      Yesterday evening's tropo signals were, as you say, like raisins in a tasty dough! I like that :O) It has made me want to eat some nice chocolate cake!

      You have a great blog and I am having a read through it now. Very nice too! It's good to read radio related blogs and you have a lot of infirmation. My blog started out as a kind of back-up of my loggings, but I now keep it maintained regularly (and have a general moan about things sometimes too ;O), along with my website at You can find my all-time logs there.

      I have received Poland a few times, but it will always be one of my favourite tropo countries to DX.

      That's a great bandscan you made in London. The RDS displays are very useful too. Looks like you had a great time!

      Best wishes and best DX Maciek and keep up that excellent blog! :O)