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Old 10th Jun 2021, 4:45 pm   #41
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... yet more SpE reception this afternoon: Spanish, French & Arabic voices heard, again in the 87.5 to 87.9 Mc/s part of the spectrum.
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Old 10th Jun 2021, 7:44 pm   #42
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I'm doing a moderately long car trip this weekend - may be time to dust off my rarely used 4m radio if the nearby broadcast band has been 'up'.
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Old 10th Jun 2021, 9:33 pm   #43
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I worked a Corsican station on 50.180 MHz today at teatime, SSB with 50W at my end into a vertical triband aerial of indeterminate vintage. 5-8 in both directions. I could hear stations from all over Europe.
There were dozens on today but I reckon there was a contest going on too.
10m was also lively and was still buzzing at 2100 GMT.
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Old 10th Jun 2021, 10:35 pm   #44
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6 is one band I've never had because, historically, my first venture onto any given amateur band was always using something which could be modified to go there - usually ex-PMR in the case of 4m / 2m / 70cms and ex-CB in the case of 10 - there was never much around that would easily go onto 6 FM, and I think the majority of serious '6' operators probably use SSB anyway.

At one time I meant to look out for a second hand Kenwood TS-60 or an FT-690R but it's incredible how well the old radios have held their prices with Yaesu FT290 / 690 / 790 'Handbags' typically still going for hundreds of pounds. I can't justify that for a single band radio.

10/11 was certainly buzzing at teatime, I just hope this wave of good SP-E lasts at least through the weekend, for our broadcast DX listening colleagues as well as we comms folk.
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Old 11th Jun 2021, 3:03 pm   #45
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... and again this afternoon, FM, DX, SpE - Spanish, French, and Arabic in the 87.5 - 87.9 Mc/s part of Band II.
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Old 16th Jun 2021, 6:27 am   #46
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No SpE for me since the 11th of June. However this morning Tropo lift bringing in distant UK FM stations and NDR 2 (Germany) on 87.6 Mc/s - confirmed by listening to their web-broadcast.
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Old 16th Jun 2021, 7:11 am   #47
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... spoke too soon about SpE. SpE now - Italian on 87.5 Mc/s and French on 87.6 Mc/s - and as I type, lots more crowding in ...
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Old 16th Jun 2021, 8:41 am   #48
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A noticed a small tropo lift at around 1am this morning with two weak French stations on 87.6 and 88.9. Nothing else around which was rather strange.
I checked on the car radio this morning at around 8.15am just before I cam into work and there was no evidence of any tropo or SpE.
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Old 16th Jun 2021, 10:04 am   #49
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I've been listening all morning and the SpE has been continuous - likewise the Tropo (which is slowly fading away now). Quite a Red letter day. Its a bit like waiting for busses - nothing for a long time then they all come along at once.
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Old 16th Jun 2021, 3:49 pm   #50
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The 87.5 - 87.9 Mc/s SpE faded away at about 12:30 PM BST. Essentially it had been Italian, Spanish and French languages, with a brief appearance of Arabic.
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Old 16th Jun 2021, 5:22 pm   #51
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Currently getting JIL FM from Algiers on 94.7 in Herts
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Old 16th Jun 2021, 5:53 pm   #52
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SpE activity in the 87.5 - 87.9 Mc/s part of the spectrum as I type. French language amongst others.
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Old 16th Jun 2021, 6:05 pm   #53
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I can currently hear an Arabic language station, presumably Algeria, on 87.6 MHz as I type. There was also a weaker Spanish station in the background. I could make out the word 'tranquilla'. I heard some time pips too at 7 PM.
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Old 16th Jun 2021, 6:33 pm   #54
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There's also a station playing East European folk music fading in and out around 90 MHz. I can hear it on my JVC TV3L but not on my Sangean portable. It seems to be mixed in with other stations.
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Old 16th Jun 2021, 7:20 pm   #55
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Italian station fighting a French station here on 88.5MHz, both fully quietening stereo at times. Also heard an Spanish station but it's heard as our FM band is over populated. Pity there's no more analog TV.
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Old 17th Jun 2021, 7:06 am   #56
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Swtched on at 8 AM (BST) and found SpE FM DX in full flood - mainly Spanish language so far.
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Old 17th Jun 2021, 9:01 am   #57
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Last night at around 6pm BBC R2 from Wenvoe on 89.9 was completely swamped out by a foreign station. This morning at around 8.15am there was just one clear Spanish signal on 87.7, sadly no RDS. Both encounters via Sporadic E.
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Old 17th Jun 2021, 9:13 am   #58
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The SpE propagation is still there, but not many stations now and weaker signal strengths.
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Old 17th Jun 2021, 1:37 pm   #59
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I heard some Spanish stations again this morning and North African ones just after two o'clock.
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Old 17th Jun 2021, 6:43 pm   #60
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Kossuth Radio from Hungary with clear station identification and characteristic musical tunes heard around 92 MHz just before 7 40 this evening.
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