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Thread: Great Tropo At Remote DTV Site in IL

  1. #201
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    Today was one of the best tropo DX days I've ever seen. Between overnight and early this morning DTV DX reached up to 762 miles. The opening reached to the Dallas, TX market; Shreveport, LA; Oklahoma City, OK; Kansas City, MO; Birmingham, AL; Little Rock, AR; Fayetteville, AR. Seven new logs were added bringing the total to 570 DTVs.

    KXTX 40/39, Dallas, TX @ 760 miles
    KMPX 30/29, Decatur, TX @ 760 miles
    KDAF 34/4, Dallas, TX @ 762 miles
    KTXD 46/47, Greenville, TX @ 762 miles
    KDFI 36/27, Dallas, TX @ 762 miles
    WUPX "ION" 21/67, Morehead, KY @ 284 miles
    WEMT 38/39, Greeneville, TN @ 415 miles

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    Apparently it is the beginning of the Es season as the Milford, IL setup snagged another DTV. This time it was received by one of the two tuners of the autologging setup while I was outdoors mowing the lawn. With the Es map indicating some activity early this afternoon, I left the antennas aimed in that general direction.

    KTVM 6/6, Butte, MT @ 1300 miles. Received at 2:08 p.m. EDT.

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    I wasn't expecting any good tropo conditions overnight, so I slept in until after 6:30 this morning. I was very surprised to find DTVs logged at over 600 miles via the autologger setup between midnight and shortly after 6 a.m. EDT. Nothing new, as they were all relogs. Two Springfield, MO stations at 373 miles were logged just after midnight. Then between 4 and 6 a.m. stations from LA and AR were logged:

    KTAL 15/6, Texarkana, TX (transmitter in LA) 640 miles
    KMSS 34/33, Shreveport, LA 652 miles
    KPXJ 21/21, Minden, LA 651 miles
    Four DTVs from Little Rock, AR 483 - 496 miles

    Then at 7:48 a.m. the autologger received a very weak and brief signal from WMPN 20/29, Jackson, MS @ 603 miles.

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    Es catch this evening at 6 p.m. EDT: WTSP 4/10, St. Petersburg, FL @ 863 miles. This is a 300 watt translator for WTSP-10 with transmitter north of Tampa/St. Pete near Hernando, FL. It was in for only a few seconds. I did see a very quick burst of video, but due to the remote status of this setup, the video wasn't up long enough to get a screenshot. It was received via the manual tuner and the scanning tuner so it appeared on the Rabbitears Google Map. New log #571.

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