Thursday, 1 December 2016

Skegness Log: 2016-12-01 (Tropospheric: D SUI F)

Band 2 Tropospheric:
 98.4 1733  D  SWR3, Hornisgrinde/SWR (bwü) OM traffic and ID  748km
100.6 1735  D  Deutschlandfunk (DLF), Witthoh (Tuttlingen) (bwü) OM and YL, as web  834km
107.2 1738  D  SWR3, Kettrichhof (rlp) Pops, as web  674km
107.8 1739 SUI RSI Rete Uno, Säntis (ar) Italian OM, as web  917km
106.8 1742  F  France Info, Metz/Luttange (57) YL, as 105.2  599km
103.4 1745  D  ANTENNE 1, Raichberg (bwü) Pops, as web  813km
 87.7 1747  F  France Culture, Strasbourg/TDF Nordheim (67) OM, as 98.0  709km
105.7 1750  D  SWR2, Stuttgart-Degerloch (bwü) YL, as web  789km
105.6 1807 SUI Radio SRF 3, Säntis (ar) German rock song, as web  917km
105.3 1808  D  B5 aktuell, Kreuzberg (Rhön) (bay) OM, as web  732km
105.0 1809  D  Hit Radio FFH, Krehberg (hes) Pops, as web  698km
102.8 1812  D  Radio Regenbogen, Heidelberg/Königstuhl, DTAG (bwü) James Bay song,
               as web  717km

107.6 1817  D  big fm (Rheinland-Pfalz), Bornberg (rlp) Jingle ID  640km
 99.0 1820  D  hr1, Hoher Meißner (hes) Cyndi Lauper After Cyndi Lauper, as web  684km
101.6 1946  D  hr4, Hardberg (hes) MoR stuff, as web  712km

A very weak tropo to Rheinland Pfalz, Wurttemburg, Bavaria, northern Switzerland and a few other bits and pieces (Luxembourg, NE France). B5 Aktuell was also audible on 106.9. I couldn't confirm the site, but it was probably Grunten, given the conditions.

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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