07/12/08 - Part II - Major Tropo Logs...

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07/12/08 - Part II - Major Tropo Logs...

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Oh heavens tonight was was what I like to call PAT - Pretty Active Tropo!

Here is a list I caught using my new Sony XDR-F1HD.

My location: Riverside, RI., exactly 5miles southeast of Providence, RI.

The cities are the market, not the city of license...

WAQY Springfield, MA 70mi (RDS)
WAXQ New York City 155mi (RDS)
WBLI Patchogue (Long Island) 110mi
WBLS New York City 155mi
WBQQ Kennebunk, ME 115mi (This is a class A station!)
WBQX Thomaston, ME 192mi
WCAA New York City 155mi (Class B1, from Empire State Bldg)
WCBS New York City 155mi
WCLZ Portland, ME 155mi (RDS)
WDAS Philadelphia, PA 236mi (This is 1st adjacent to a 50kW that is 7 miles from here!)
WEBE Bridgeport, CT 123mi (In HD!)
WFME New York City 160mi
WFUV New York City 152mi (RDS)
WIOQ Philadelphia, PA 236mi (RDS)
WJJZ Philadelphia, PA 236mi
WKCI New Haven, CT 88mi (RDS)
WKTU New York City 155mi (RDS)
WLTW New York City 155mi (RDS)
WMAS Springfield, MA 70mi
WMGK Philadelphia, PA 236mi
WNVZ Norfolk, VA 425mi
WNYE New York City 155mi
WPKX Springfield, MA 70mi (This is a class A next to a nearby 1st adjacent B on 98.1!)
WQCB Bangor, ME 242mi
WQHT New York City 155mi (RDS)
WQXR New York City 155mi
WRDW Philadelphia, PA 236mi
WRFF Philadelphia, PA 236mi (RDS)
WSKQ New York City 155mi
WVBW Norfolk/Virginia Beach, VA 425mi
WXMM Norfolk/Virginia Beach, VA 425mi

I got videos of most of these that I will put up on YouTube shortly...
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NECRAT wrote:Oh heavens tonight was was what I like to call PAT - Pretty Active Tropo!

Here is a list I caught using my new Sony XDR-F1HD.

My location: Riverside, RI., exactly 5miles southeast of Providence, RI.

The cities are the market, not the city of license...

WAQY Springfield, MA 70mi (RDS)
WAXQ New York City 155mi (RDS)
WBLI Patchogue (Long Island) 110mi
WBLS New York City 155mi
WBQQ Kennebunk, ME 115mi (This is a class A station!)
WBQX Thomaston, ME 192mi
WCAA New York City 155mi (Class B1, from Empire State Bldg)
WCBS New York City 155mi
WCLZ Portland, ME 155mi (RDS)
WDAS Philadelphia, PA 236mi (This is 1st adjacent to a 50kW that is 7 miles from here!)
WEBE Bridgeport, CT 123mi (In HD!)
WFME New York City 160mi
WFUV New York City 152mi (RDS)
WIOQ Philadelphia, PA 236mi (RDS)
WJJZ Philadelphia, PA 236mi
WKCI New Haven, CT 88mi (RDS)
WKTU New York City 155mi (RDS)
WLTW New York City 155mi (RDS)
WMAS Springfield, MA 70mi
WMGK Philadelphia, PA 236mi
WNVZ Norfolk, VA 425mi
WNYE New York City 155mi
WPKX Springfield, MA 70mi (This is a class A next to a nearby 1st adjacent B on 98.1!)
WQCB Bangor, ME 242mi
WQHT New York City 155mi (RDS)
WQXR New York City 155mi
WRDW Philadelphia, PA 236mi
WRFF Philadelphia, PA 236mi (RDS)
WSKQ New York City 155mi
WVBW Norfolk/Virginia Beach, VA 425mi
WXMM Norfolk/Virginia Beach, VA 425mi

I got videos of most of these that I will put up on YouTube shortly...

What are you using for an antenna?

I am jonsing for one of those Sonys.

I have a 56 element FM yagi I think I need to open up today. Heh heh heh
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The horizontal elements are the FM antenna. (Lower antenna).
It's a cheapie Wineguard I bought off of eBay.
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Here are the videos of the DX catches last night...

http://www.youtube.com/profile_videos?u ... tron22&p=r
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How are you grabbing the video?
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Just using my camera's video-mode, which records quicktime.
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Where did you buy your Sony from? I think I am going to have to pick one up!
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etronics.com...

$92 Shipped...
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NECRAT wrote:etronics.com...

$92 Shipped...

You do know there is another $50 rebate, right?

http://www.hdradio.com/rebate/

That could make it $42 shipped. :D :shock:
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Yup! Even better. Now these radios are officially "affordable". No excuse to not convert your station to HD now...
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