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Weird Skip today in Sandusky Ohio

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Weird Skip today in Sandusky Ohio

Post by Deleted User 15299 » Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:47 pm

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Re: Weird Skip today in Sandusky Ohio

Post by 80sTalkRadioFan » Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:55 pm

Love those rare "skip" days. I remember getting WINK 96.5 fm, which is in Ft. Myers Florida, from Sylvania Ohio. I've also gotten a French Canadian station, not sure of the call letters on 93.5, totally blocking out Toledo's WRQN.



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Re: Weird Skip today in Sandusky Ohio

Post by innate-in-you » Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:05 pm

The Ionosphere was just right.

May, June, July and early August is the Sporadic-E season.

Sporadic-E is a layer about 100km of the Earth's surface that reflects radio waves back to Earth.

Since the E-layer is closer to the earth than the F-layer, the distances are shorter than the F2 skip that is far more prevalent.

On Low-VHF TV (2-6) and FM broadcast, most reception is from distances right around 1000 miles (1600km). Less than 800 miles (1300km) or more than 1400 miles (2200km) are rare.

However, F2 skip is usually restricted to radio waves below 30MHz, whilst Sporadic-E has been used as high as 225MHz - though it's most important on 6 meters and the FM Broadcast Band (3m).

Notably, the HF band is usually reflecting HF signals, while Es is far less prevalent.
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Re: Weird Skip today in Sandusky Ohio

Post by innate-in-you » Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:06 pm

The Ionosphere was just right.

May, June, July and early August is the Sporadic-E season.

Sporadic-E is a layer about 100km of the Earth's surface that reflects radio waves back to Earth.

Since the E-layer is closer to the earth than the F-layer, the distances are shorter than the F2 skip that is far more prevalent.

However, F2 skip is usually restricted to radio waves below 30MHz, whilst Sporadic-E has been used as high as 225MHz - though it's most important on 6 meters and the FM Broadcast Band (3m).

Notably, the HF band is usually reflecting HF signals, while Es is far less prevalent.



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Re: Weird Skip today in Sandusky Ohio

Post by rugratsonline » Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:43 pm

80sTalkRadioFan wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:55 pm
Love those rare "skip" days. I remember getting WINK 96.5 fm, which is in Ft. Myers Florida, from Sylvania Ohio.
Isn't WINK-FM on 96.9? Used to listen to them everyday from the Tampa Bay area until new local stations and LPFMs crowded them out.



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Re: Weird Skip today in Sandusky Ohio

Post by bmw » Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:17 am

Here in northern Michigan, there was definitely some e-skip that kicked in late afternoon. I picked up a severely over-processed CHR station on 104.1 (maybe KRBE Houston?)

Also heard a station overpower 102.1 WLEW several times....first time I've EVER had that station get overpowered in my location. And on 107.7, briefly caught a liner of "The Best Music of All Time" but I have no idea what station this was.



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Re: Weird Skip today in Sandusky Ohio

Post by ftballfan » Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:04 am

Over in Manistee, I had most of the full-power Denver stations in last evening (between 7-8pm ET).

In an FM DX Discord group I'm in, some of the others in it caught 88.7 CIMX, 88.7 WIAA, 91.1 WOLW, 91.9 WGCP, 93.7 WBCT, 93.9 WDOR, and 96.7 WBDK.



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