Lift conditions are up to Band II

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Lift conditions are up to Band II

Post by Gigahertz » Sat Jun 10, 2023 10:01 pm

22/06/23 - 2200hrs
Conditions are up on BAND II hearing stations from Holland here.

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Re: Lift conditions are up to Band II

Post by Albert H » Sun Jun 11, 2023 12:18 am

I'm in the Netherlands and can hear UK stations, Belgian stations, German stations and even "Bleunord" from France! The current "lifts" are amazing. A friend in Ireland made contact with someone in Morocco on 2m band (144 MHz), and each was using a handheld with just a couple of Watts output!
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Re: Lift conditions are up to Band II

Post by LeeCavanagh » Sun Jun 11, 2023 1:11 pm

Not for me, will keep trying tho. What do you use to receive?
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Re: Lift conditions are up to Band II

Post by Gigahertz » Sun Jun 11, 2023 2:04 pm

LeeCavanagh wrote: Sun Jun 11, 2023 1:11 pm Not for me, will keep trying tho. What do you use to receive?
I'm just using a old AOR AR-3000A and SDRPlay receiver. Have a two antennas up a wide band discone and band II/III dipoles that are on a switch.

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Re: Lift conditions are up to Band II

Post by Gigahertz » Sun Jun 11, 2023 2:07 pm

The max MUF isn't so high today 45-70MHz over parts of Europe.

https://www.dxmaps.com/spots/mapg.php?Lan=E

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Re: Lift conditions are up to Band II

Post by Albert H » Sun Jun 11, 2023 8:29 pm

The MUF may be lower today, but there's some amazing tropo-ducting in Band II and the upper end of Band I is full of Eastern European stations.
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Re: Lift conditions are up to Band II

Post by g33ky » Tue Jun 13, 2023 7:01 pm

Great conditions especially in the lower FM band - Italy and Spain/Portugal coming in, and also the Russian stations in the OIRT band.
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Re: Lift conditions are up to Band II

Post by LeeCavanagh » Tue Jun 13, 2023 7:13 pm

, Yes, really great to see, my car seems to do really well with its diversity antenna reception, often outperforms my qth antenna for fmb
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Re: Lift conditions are up to Band II

Post by LeeCavanagh » Sun Jun 18, 2023 11:19 pm

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Re: Lift conditions are up to Band II

Post by radionortheast » Thu Jun 29, 2023 10:20 am

I've had fm104 over the past few days now

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Re: Lift conditions are up to Band II

Post by Premier-Carousel » Tue Apr 02, 2024 8:07 pm

Back in the days of analogue telly when the continentals were still using bands 1 and 3 all sorts could be seen during good sporadic-E and tropospheric lifts. All you needed was a slightly modified dual standard UK set, or one with a VHF tuner. Uncommon, but they did exist.

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Re: Lift conditions are up to Band II

Post by radionortheast » Sat Apr 06, 2024 9:35 am

there used to always have stuff about tv dxing in magazines like shortwave magazine? never found it that interesting thought, you would sometimes get bars across the tv on the coast, the picture would go a funny colour, suppose I was more interested in hearing music coming through on fm. 8-) Even now the freeview does get knocked out for weeks, :shock: don’t know if it might be some other transmitter from the uk that does it, annoying for people who live there, I suppose they mostly get their stuff on demand now. :?

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