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PostSubject: Tropospheric Ducting Forecast Dec.15th - Dec.21st 2021   Tropospheric Ducting Forecast Dec.15th - Dec.21st 2021 Icon_minitimeThu Dec 16, 2021 10:35 am

Hi All,

For those of a 'Very High Frequencies' persuasion it looks like there may be some interesting Tropo propagation in the days ahead.

https://www.dxinfocentre.com/tropo_eur.html


For those without a VHF interest....then why not? Wink

Tropospheric Propagation can be quite interesting, not just for the SSB/FT8 fans but also in that you can sometimes open a FM repeater the other side of the country that you wouldn't normally expect!

I for one have my Leixen and Baofeng VHF/UHF sets programmed up with many more interesting repeaters than simply my local ones just in case...the prop lifts and I scan the bands to see what's out there.

You can even give your PMR activities a go and see how far you get. Tropospheric Ducting Forecast Dec.15th - Dec.21st 2021 1f44d 

Have fun and if anything, at least it might be another useful link.


All the best,
Victor

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PostSubject: Re: Tropospheric Ducting Forecast Dec.15th - Dec.21st 2021   Tropospheric Ducting Forecast Dec.15th - Dec.21st 2021 Icon_minitimeThu Dec 16, 2021 6:23 pm

Thanks for the heads-up. And yes, my walk home scanning through the PMR channels and few other frequencies I was picking a lot more voices than normal. I spoke to one local who asked if I had heard the french stations, which I hadn't as just switched on, but it sounds like it's been interesting on there the past hour or so.

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PostSubject: Re: Tropospheric Ducting Forecast Dec.15th - Dec.21st 2021   Tropospheric Ducting Forecast Dec.15th - Dec.21st 2021 Icon_minitimeThu Dec 16, 2021 10:05 pm

Hi Neal,

Yeah, there was a bit of lift action going on today causing some issues with the GB3PI repeater near me.

No PMR activity this way but there usually isn't anyway, just hoped for something a little further afield. Sad

2m SSB went wild for a while tonight hearing not only local stations but also as far north as Rochdale, (G4XKC), and South as far as Cornwall, (G4NBF). My FT290's paltry 2.5W and Halo antenna just isn't cutting the mustard though as I couldn't get back to any stations. Need bigger and better methinks. Wink


All interesting and fun radio stuff though. Tropospheric Ducting Forecast Dec.15th - Dec.21st 2021 1f44d 

All the best,
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PostSubject: Re: Tropospheric Ducting Forecast Dec.15th - Dec.21st 2021   Tropospheric Ducting Forecast Dec.15th - Dec.21st 2021 Icon_minitimeFri Dec 17, 2021 10:48 pm

I was told there was some PMR contacts made between East Sussex to Somerset and last night Tropospheric Ducting Forecast Dec.15th - Dec.21st 2021 1f600

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PostSubject: Re: Tropospheric Ducting Forecast Dec.15th - Dec.21st 2021   Tropospheric Ducting Forecast Dec.15th - Dec.21st 2021 Icon_minitimeSat Dec 18, 2021 5:45 am

I wouldn't be at all surprised there Ray. Tropospheric Ducting Forecast Dec.15th - Dec.21st 2021 1f44d 

It seems this Tropo might carry on for a while in some shape or form so worth keeping an ear out.

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PostSubject: Re: Tropospheric Ducting Forecast Dec.15th - Dec.21st 2021   Tropospheric Ducting Forecast Dec.15th - Dec.21st 2021 Icon_minitimeSat Dec 18, 2021 8:03 am

Victor wrote:
I wouldn't be at all surprised there Ray. Tropospheric Ducting Forecast Dec.15th - Dec.21st 2021 1f44d 

It seems this Tropo might carry on for a while in some shape or form so worth keeping an ear out.

I'm hoping it lasts to Monday night  Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Tropospheric Ducting Forecast Dec.15th - Dec.21st 2021   Tropospheric Ducting Forecast Dec.15th - Dec.21st 2021 Icon_minitimeSat Dec 18, 2021 2:09 pm

accessing  repeaters over  280 miles away yesterday making contacts all over the UK from the Hebrides down to Cornwall and all points in between.
Not a squeak this morning.

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PostSubject: Re: Tropospheric Ducting Forecast Dec.15th - Dec.21st 2021   Tropospheric Ducting Forecast Dec.15th - Dec.21st 2021 Icon_minitimeSun Dec 19, 2021 7:57 pm

Seems a little lift here in the south west at the moment. Walking the dog, listening to a music player's Wurzels tribute for the first part of the walk on pmr ch8, other stations now calling in from as far as north Birmingham, 65+ miles from, 75 to the Swindon music player.

Worth having a scan around now to see what other signals are floating around out there.
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As usual I'm under most of the ducting but have managed some on 2m and 70cms
2metres FT8 JN04 F6GRA and JN05 F1GTU and Spain IN83 EA2XR
70cms FT8 JN05 F4IAA
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