Since I have modded my XDR-F1HD I can receive also everything above ~60 MHz during Sporadic-E propagations. Studio-transmitter links are typically placed below the CCIR band, somewhere between 50 and 87MHz. They often carry a full MPX signal with stereo and RDS, so these signals are quite easy to identify. Italy has a very high amount of such transmitters. STLs usually have low power but they almost always don’t have a co-channel or adjacent interference during reception – this band is empty here! Read more / Czytaj dalej →

Although W. Hepburn’s tropospheric forecasts hadn’t predicted any extended conditions, just like almost a year ago (13.09.2011 – Switzerland, France, Germany, Austria – elevated ducting land paths up to 1350km!), the tropospheric propagation reached central Poland between 5 and 8 UTC on September 7, 2012. Tropo was developing all night long. I was receiving a weak but stable signal from Kreuzberg in the evening, which finally peaked to a perfect stereo reception with RDS in the morning. I logged lots of stations from south-western Germany. Unfortunately, bad weather didn’t let them stay for a long time. Read more / Czytaj dalej →

Today I noticed some signals from the United Kingdom while I was listening to German stations via aircraft scatter propagation. At first I thought it was just a meteor-scatter, but the signal was too stable and didn’t disappear. BBC from Keelylang Hill came with strong signal for over 30 minutes on 89.3 R2, 91.5 R3, 93.7 R Scotland and 96.0 R4. Of course, other locations from the UK were reaching Poland too, including Rumster Forest, Meldrum, Black Hill, an so on… Read more / Czytaj dalej →