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Author Topic: Morning tropo loggings from Haddon Heights, NJ 3-17-16  (Read 9817 times)

Offline atrainradio

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Morning tropo loggings from Haddon Heights, NJ 3-17-16
« on: March 17, 2016, 1714 UTC »
Alright here is my logs for this morning's tropo.
Radio used was my Grundig Sat 750
Antenna was a Radio Shack Dipole (bunny ears) 36 inches
QTH- Haddon Heights, NJ
88.1- WYPR Baltimore, MD weak
88.3- WRAU Ocean City, MD
88.7- WKNZ- Harrington, DE STRONG
89.5- WSCL- Salisbury, MD STRONG- over local WYPA
91.1-WDDE Dover, DE weak
91.3- WESM Princess Anne, MD STRONG
91.5- WBJC Catonsville, MD over local WDBK
91.9- WGTS Washington, DC
92.3- WERQ- Baltimore, MD
92.9- WRDX Symrna, DE STRONG STEREO
94.7- WNSH NYC over WDSD Dover, DE
95.9- WKZP Bethany Beach, DE
96.1- WSOX York/ Hanover, PA weak
96.7- WCEI Easton, MD
97.1- WQHT NYC over local WHAT 1340 translator
97.7 WAFL Milford, DE
97.9- WIYY Baltimore, MD
99.9- WFRE Fredrick, MD
100.7- WZXL Ocean City, NJ
101.9- WLIF Baltimore, MD
102.7- WQSR Baltimore, MD
103.1- WRNR Grasonville, MD (personal favourite station of mine) weak
104.3- WZFT Baltiomore and WAXQ NYC
104.7- WQHQ Ocean City, MD STRONG
105.1- WWPR NYC STRONG
105.7 WJZ Catonsville, MD STRONG over local WEMG 1310 AM translator
106.5- WWMX Baltimore, MD
No new logs except for WKZP which I haven't logged in two years I believe. Just so fun to see that the FM DX season is back. The logs you see here are the usual suspects for when we have a moderate tropo opening. Weak tropo openings would usually entail seeing WBJC, WRDX, WJZ, and WZXL. Strong tropo openings would include all of these and a lot of Virginia Beach and North Carolina stations as well.
All loggings heard from QTH- Haddon Heights, NJ
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Re: Morning tropo loggings from Haddon Heights, NJ 3-17-16
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2016, 1732 UTC »
I have noticed the evening tropos , since the house isn't far from the water at all. I have a marine radio I use to monitor Noaa wx radio. When conditions are right the coastal stations start rolling in . With the ids you can pretty much judge the length of the tropo and the direction.  It's a fairly often occurrence here and is best when there's no major wind events to move the water/ land temp differences.
Almost always N_S but have heard west into Carolina as well as stations from the west overlap.
Last year I noticed it on FMbc and  Heard N.J stations.

I will post some this summer as I get them .

Here's one from last year.
https://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=-KqGsqYq7t8

« Last Edit: May 28, 2016, 0507 UTC by Davep »
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