Dutch FM Broadcasts heard in UK 05/06/2016

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Dutch FM Broadcasts heard in UK 05/06/2016

Postby MrWeetabix » 05 Jun 2016, 22:53

Did anyone else get these today? I was out and about and I had some weird interference on my pre-programmed FM stations in the car. When I scanned the band, I was getting all kinds of Dutch stations, as well as Radio Scotland, so there was a definite lift on around 100 mhz.

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I know 11m was pretty crap, but did anyone get any luck with 6m or 2m perhaps?
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Re: Dutch FM Broadcasts heard in UK 05/06/2016

Postby MrWeetabix » 06 Jun 2016, 07:30

They're back again this morning on my commute to work. I didn't even realise it was a Dutch station till they started speaking as it was so strong and clear.

Good conditions again today for some of the HAM bands people, fill your boots!

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Re: Dutch FM Broadcasts heard in UK 05/06/2016

Postby Admiral » 06 Jun 2016, 08:58

That was always the trigger back in the day, when you got a bit of Johnny Foreigner wafting over BBC Radio2 then it was time to run upstairs to the shack and fire up 2m.
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Re: Dutch FM Broadcasts heard in UK 05/06/2016

Postby Retrodog » 06 Jun 2016, 13:53

Quite intense tropospheric ducting to the near continent I believe,

A great site to keep your eye on the tropo forecast and it's usually spot on too.
Great for planning hill top VHF/UHF activity a few days in advance of band openings.

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Re: Dutch FM Broadcasts heard in UK 05/06/2016

Postby MrWeetabix » 07 Jun 2016, 07:38

I was even getting Norwegian DAB last night! I didn't realise that the European DAB bands were harmonised, shows how much attention I pay!

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Anyone had any good contacts these past few days then?
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Re: Dutch FM Broadcasts heard in UK 05/06/2016

Postby owza » 08 Jun 2016, 11:48

Loads of Eastern European OIRT on 4m yesterday. Check around ~70MHz

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Re: Dutch FM Broadcasts heard in UK 05/06/2016

Postby MrWeetabix » 08 Jun 2016, 16:45

I don;t have any 70mhz-capable gear or I'd have a go. I may get some shack time on Thursday night, so hopefully conditions are still good and I can work 6m or 2m :-)
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Re: Dutch FM Broadcasts heard in UK 05/06/2016

Postby StormShadow » 16 Jul 2016, 03:03

This is a bit off topic but just wanted to tell everyone that there must has been a lift on TV digital as I just so happened to re-tune my digital TV and picked up several distant radio stations as well as BBC one meridian and BBC one Oxfordshire and so on I can't get them now but on the day I was getting pretty much almost everything from all over the south east of England

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Re: Dutch FM Broadcasts heard in UK 05/06/2016

Postby acl777 » 20 Jul 2016, 20:10

Yes loads of Dutch and German DAB multiplexes. As well as this Dutch and Belgian repeaters were popping up over the 2m and 70cm band.


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