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    Thumbs up Gulf Tropo Alert

    Hearing three New Orleans FM stations right now (at 5pm!). KWMZ 104.5 almost sounds like a local. I also have IDs from WTIX 94.3 and WEZB 97.1. I'm also monitoring TV but there's absolutely nothing so far.

    This is the first opening since I hooked up my Minidisc recorder for FM DX. I'll post the recordings here later.
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    An update: I began to see a yellow bar on channel 36. I left one of my Insignia boxes tuned to it and, though I never heard a decode, I found what you see in the attached picture (WWL New Orleans). WLOX 39 from Biloxi decoded briefly later on. I'm now monitoring four other channels that have subdecode bars.

    FM has gone into Texas again (and this time I have recordings!): 107.5 from Houston and a different 93.3 (of course I was monitoring for a repeat of KGSR near Austin). The calls sounded like "KIDE" but might've been KITE in Victoria, TX.

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    Just as I was lamenting how slow March had been...

    033014-1715-KWMZ.mp3
    033014-1715-WTIX-WEZB.mp3
    033014-2000-WASJ.mp3
    033014-2015-KITE.mp3
    033014-2325-KGLK.mp3
    033114-0000-KNTE.mp3

    104.5 KWMZ Empire, LA (849km/528mi) "WMZ FM"
    94.3 WTIX Galliano, LA (same as KWMZ)
    97.1 WEZB New Orleans, LA (882km/548mi) "B97"
    107.5 KGLK Lake Jackson, TX (1347km/837mi) "The Eagle"
    93.3 KITE Port Lavaca, TX (1490km/926mi)
    105.3 KSMG Seguin, TX (1638km/1018mi) "Magic 105.3"
    101.7 KNTE Bay City, TX (1425km/886mi) "La Ranchera"

    KSMG was just one kilometer short of breaking my all-time tropo record! (held by Austin's KGSR since just last month)
    Glad I started DXing FM.
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    Ryan send some of that stuff up here. There's been no DX (here anyway) for months. And it snowed this morning (3/31).
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    Agreed with mike here. NJ has had very little dx so far. But with April here, I've began to notice some small tropo arriving so get ready!
    Dx'ing radio since May of 2007 and addicted ever since then.
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    RTL-SDR dongle with external rooftop tripole antenna for scanner
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