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Author Topic: Will last week of Summer be great for Tropo on VHF / UHF?  (Read 72 times)

Offline ThaDood

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Will last week of Summer be great for Tropo on VHF / UHF?
« on: September 18, 2022, 1923 UTC »
Looks like a last hurrah of hot, summer-like, temperatures, around the 1st day of Fall, THUR 9/22/2022, then crash to around lower 70s, or Fall-like weather for where I am. So, could this be a possibility that we could see some nice VHF / UHF Tropo Propagation? https://www.dxinfocentre.com/tropo.html   The last time that Ive DXed those conditions was in late September 2004, where 2M, VHF MURS, 222MHz, 440MHz, and 462MHz GMRS, acted like daytime 40M. From North Hill, in Southern Western New York, to London, ON, Canada was had on 446.000MHz Simplex with just 4W! (About 160 miles!!!) On a MURS FREQ, (For USA.), the London, ON ambulance corp., could be heard toned-out, like it was a local! Rochester, NY TV DXers were watching TV channels from Beckley and Bluefield, WV! So, could we see those conditions, again? Lets hope so.
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