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2018 Tropos

The technical side of broadcasting. Think IBOC is a sham? Talk about it here! How about HDTV? Post DX reports here as well.
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Splouge
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2018 Tropos

Post by Splouge » Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:01 am

This is where you can post your 2018 tropos, and post any tropos you can remember from this year that you posted about. RIP Mar 2017-Oct 2018 posts


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Re: 2018 Tropos

Post by TVC_DX5678 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:03 pm

RIP indeed, and that whole issue also cost my original account, fmdxguy5678. I'll go with my 2 recent tropos. Both were done in Traverse City, where IBOC interference is NEVER a problem...

8/31/2018 into IN and OH (and some new logs from MI/WI):

88.9 WDBM East Lansing, MI
90.3 WBCL Fort Wayne, IN
94.9 WOLX Baraboo, WI
96.9 WWWX Oshkosh, WI
97.3 WMEE Fort Wayne, IN
99.5 WGAR Cleveland, OH
99.9 WCHD Kettering, OH
100.5 WKXA Findlay, OH
100.7 WMMS Cleveland, OH
100.9 WMJK Clyde, OH
101.3 WNCO Ashland, OH
101.5 WRVF Toledo, OH
102.1 WIMT Lima,OH

9/13/2018 into OH, KY and WV

92.7 WHIZ South Zanesville, OH
93.9 WKTG Madisonville, KY (Really good tropo at 507 miles, but KEZO Omaha is still 1st at 570)
95.1 WXIL Elizabeth, WV
104.1 WPYK New Boston, OH



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Re: 2018 Tropos

Post by mtburb » Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:17 pm

I'll just repost all of my tropo catches since June 2018.

FM side: WENZ 107.9 from Cleveland was coming in several times during the early summer.

On the TV side: WEWS and WKYC were of course common from Cleveland. I snagged WSYX Columbus on August 23 and as of late I've been picking up semi-locals WTOL and WTVG.

And I'm also describing tropo catches I had during my Cleveland road trip of June 16:
WRVF Toledo, I was continuing to pick up while driving along the eastbound Ohio Turnpike all the way until it disappeared well into Lorain County. While coming home, I managed to pick up WONE Akron on the west side of Cleveland (I-90 westbound just west of I-71) and had it until it disappeared a bit into Erie County, when I switched stations to WRVF, which was still coming in that far east.


My furthest DTV tropo: KDKA Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at 202 miles for three days in January 2017 and a night in September 2017 with only an Antennas Direct C2V!

Current setup: Antennas Direct C2Max (2018-present)

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Re: 2018 Tropos

Post by mtburb » Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:47 pm

There is some activity on the TV bands in Wyandotte tonight. Somehow my TV's WEWS PSIP got erased and the numbers reverting back to 15.3 to 15.6...that 15.6 must be the upcoming Court TV subchannel that WXYZ or WMYD are getting in the Detroit market as well.


My furthest DTV tropo: KDKA Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at 202 miles for three days in January 2017 and a night in September 2017 with only an Antennas Direct C2V!

Current setup: Antennas Direct C2Max (2018-present)

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