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NMI Tropo Tonight

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NMI Tropo Tonight

Post by TVC_DX5678 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:52 pm

While the winter is mainly a dead zone for DX, right now I'm getting some decent tropo. It's the usual stuff, but with local WWMN off-air, M106.3 out of GR is coming in like a semi-local, as well as B103.9 Big Rapids overtaking WCMW, and 102.3 Big Rapids as well. Again, it's nothing special, but still nice to have during a DX drought.



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Re: NMI Tropo Tonight

Post by Turkeytop » Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:38 pm

TVC_DX5678 wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:52 pm
While the winter is mainly a dead zone for DX, right now I'm getting some decent tropo. It's the usual stuff, but with local WWMN off-air, M106.3 out of GR is coming in like a semi-local, as well as B103.9 Big Rapids overtaking WCMW, and 102.3 Big Rapids as well. Again, it's nothing special, but still nice to have during a DX drought.

Right after you posted, I had to take the car out to pick up something. I took a quick scan of the dial while I was out. There were a few unexpected stations, but I didn't stay with anything long enough to get an ID.

I stopped my scanning when I hit upon an ICI french language station on 89.9. They had a good program of jazz music going. ICI is a lot like Radio II used to be until they flipped it to the their all garage band format. We don't have an ICI transmitter here locally. I wish we had.



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Re: NMI Tropo Tonight

Post by cckadlec » Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:27 pm

Tropo has mostly calmed down here from earlier this afternoon and evening. Not a lot more of interest here in Fremont, or at least not that I've bothered to pay attention to.

Earlier, very strong tropo to Fort Wayne (170 mi., especially 98.1, 89.1, etc. which are usuals), Windsor yet barely Detroit (89.9 CBC in with classical), some from the north, some Wausau, etc. Not as strong as last week's 5-day opening to Detroit, Toledo, Dayton, Columbus, etc. but just enough to pay attention to it.

Turkeytop, it's surprising you got Paris on 89.9. That doesn't get out well into Michigan with 100kw CBC in the way usually, except into the Thumb area. What is your location? I don't really think ICI has changed since it was Premiere Chaine. Just different branding. CBC Music is the one that has changed since its Radio 2 days. CBC Music plays a lot more indie and mainstream side by side compared to what they used to play as Radio 2 (more classical-heavy than they are now).


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Re: NMI Tropo Tonight

Post by Turkeytop » Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:37 pm

cckadlec wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:27 pm
Tropo has mostly calmed down here from earlier this afternoon and evening. Not a lot more of interest here in Fremont, or at least not that I've bothered to pay attention to.

Earlier, very strong tropo to Fort Wayne (170 mi., especially 98.1, 89.1, etc. which are usuals), Windsor yet barely Detroit (89.9 CBC in with classical), some from the north, some Wausau, etc. Not as strong as last week's 5-day opening to Detroit, Toledo, Dayton, Columbus, etc. but just enough to pay attention to it.

Turkeytop, it's surprising you got Paris on 89.9. That doesn't get out well into Michigan with 100kw CBC in the way usually, except into the Thumb area. What is your location? I don't really think ICI has changed since it was Premiere Chaine. Just different branding. CBC Music is the one that has changed since its Radio 2 days. CBC Music plays a lot more indie and mainstream side by side compared to what they used to play as Radio 2 (more classical-heavy than they are now).

My location is London ON, about 40 miles from Paris.



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