BroadcastDoc wrote:Impressive. I can't imagine that the building penetration is all that great, however!
KI4JQM wrote:Hey Kent, I was up just above Franklin a couple of weeks ago. About 4000' on Cowee Bald. Didn't have an HD radio, but the analog was awesome, especially to the south out of Ga.
K9EZ wrote:BroadcastDoc wrote:Impressive. I can't imagine that the building penetration is all that great, however!
I am in a building with a metal roof and aluminum siding.
If I had a small FM yagi and a decent receiver, I cannot begin to imagine how far I could DX.
rrrprod wrote:If I had a small FM yagi and a decent receiver, I cannot begin to imagine how far I could DX.
I had a ten element FM yagi back a number of years ago with a 20' mast. Myself and a friend went up do "Doc's" bluff in Baraboo. We were probably down a few miles from the flame throwing 94.9. (This was back when they still had the old tower before it fell over) The receiver had pretty good selectivity and rejection. I could pull several of the Chicago FM's in, I seem to recall 99.7 from Ironwood, Mi. (which recently sold) and a few FM's from Iowa. FM from Milwaukee was like shooting fish in a barrel. More recent here this past week at the bench I caught an FM from Portland OR, and a few FM's from South West Texas, and Kansas. I guess all the heat out west is giving us some good tropo this summer.
KI4JQM wrote:Hey Kent, regarding tropo in NC, I know what you mean. I'm in Burlington, and listen to WCPE at night into the morning. That poor station gets trounced most every morning this time of year by other stations. I love dx'ing fm though. WZTK, where I work was making it up into the mid Atlantic a few weeks ago.
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