I’ve been watching live propagation maps for few days. The upcoming tropo was staying somewhere between UK/Ireland and Austria, without any signs at my QTH. Finally on 15th November interesting conditions reached Poland, too. In the evening, stations appeared from Teutoburger Wald, Kreuzberg and Hoher Meißner, but with poor signal levels. Well… something is always better than no reception at all! ;-) The next day was much better  – I got Ederkopf, Ahrweiler (!) and Olsberg in the morning. As usually when the tropo starts I must go out. Anyway, remote tuner controlling via internet is really a brilliant thing.

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Around noon Teutoburger Wald and Hoher Meißner peaked to RDS quality and remained with such high signal level till evening. When I came back to my QTH at around 18 UTC, I found more stations which I haven’t ever received before, including some FFHs and SWRs. This time tropospheric ducting was moving from south to north. Kreuzberg was not here anymore in the evening, but Steinkimmen started to keep a stable signal level. At 20 UTC I received Stadthagen for the first time and it also finally peaked to RDS quality. At 23 Steinkimmen reached RDS PI signal, but in the meanwhile other locations have faded into noise.

New logs and some highlights:

Freq Station Location ERP [kW]
Distance Notes
104.9 big fm Ahrweiler 30 910 new
91.6 SWR3 Koblenz 40 887 stereo
94.0 SWR2 Koblenz 40 887
101.5 RPR 1. Koblenz 40 881
104.0 big fm Koblenz 40 881
106.7 WDR Eins Live Langenberg 100 875
100.0 WDR 4 Münster 25 845 new
94.1 WDR 2 Münster 25 845 new
89.8 SWR1 Bad Marienberg 25 841 new
92.8 SWR3 Bad Marienberg 25 841 new
89.3 hr3 Großer Feldberg 100 825
102.5 hr4 Großer Feldberg 100 825
105.9 Hit Radio FFH Großer Feldberg 100 825
95.8 WDR 5 Ederkopf 20 814
100.7 WDR 4 Ederkopf 15 814 new
100.0 Hit Radio FFH Dillenburg 32 806 new
87.6 hr3 Sackpfeife 100 793 new
99.6 hr2 Sackpfeife 100 793 D362 __hr2___
104.1 WDR 4 Olsberg 10 784
106.1 DKultur Olsberg 10 784
107.0 WDR Eins Live Olsberg 10 784 new
103.0 BFBS R1 Bielefeld 70 770
91.1 NDR 1 Steinkimmen 100 760 new
99.8 NDR 2 Steinkimmen 100 760
105.7 Hitr. Antenne Steinkimmen 100 760 D389
107.7 Hit Radio FFH Hohes Lohr 20 758 new
90.6 WDR 5 Teutoburger Wald 100 749 D395
93.2 WDR 2 Teutoburger Wald 100 749 D392 WDR_2___
97.0 WDR 3 Teutoburger Wald 100 749
100.5 WDR 4 Teutoburger Wald 100 749 D394 WDR_4___
105.5 WDR Eins Live Teutoburger Wald 100 749 D391 _1LIVE__
103.7 Hit Radio FFH Habichtswald 20 727
93.1 Bayern 2 Kreuzberg 100 721
96.3 Bayern 3 Kreuzberg 100 721
98.3 Bayern 1 Kreuzberg 100 721
105.3 B5 Aktuell Kreuzberg 100 721
98.2 NDR Info Stadthagen 1 717 new
100.8 NDR 1 Stadthagen 25 717 new D381 NDR1_NDS
102.6 NDR 2 Stadthagen 25 717 new D382
106.1 DLF Stadthagen 1 717 new
89.5 hr3 Hoher Meißner 100 697 D363 __hr3___
95.5 hr2 Hoher Meißner 100 697 D362 __hr2___
99.0 hr1 Hoher Meißner 100 697 D361 __hr1___
101.7 hr4 Hoher Meißner 100 697 D364 __hr4___

On the next morning (17th November) some weak signals from northern Germany were still remaining, but the tropo mainly moved to Denmark. I received Rangstrup, Holstebro, Århus (RDS), Sønder Højrup. Much more interesting was the reception of Skovde and Boras from Sweden with RDS (88.9 SR_P1___ 95.1 SR_P2____ and 102.9 SR_P4____) at noon. In the afternoon I got Uddevalla, Borlänge (912km – similar distance as to Ahrweiler on the previous day) and Bäckefors.

This was third and last mega-tropo opening this year. Read more reports here: October (Russia, France, Germany 1000km+), September (Germany up to 970km). As usual, audio recordings are available on my log.

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