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Re: FM Station # 2,000 Logged....Did John have anything to do with this?????
Joseph Miller <radiodxer2000@...>
Hi Byron,toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
If I can jump in here, please? I've been following this conversation, and living in the Metrot Detroit area, our FM band is too crowded to effectively hear any e-skip stations. I'm not saying it's impossible, as I have few logged, mostly at the lower end of the band, but a few.
Since we are so close to the Great Lakes, we are far more likely to hear stations via Tropospheric Ducting, usually caused by temperature inversions, and is very common whereever there are large bodies of water.
Signals received by tropo have a range of 100 to 500 miles (compared to e-skip which commonly can travel 800 to 1,400 miles). From my house using a vertical antenna (horizontal antennas do a much better job at this), I can frequently hear stations all accrossed northern Ohio and southern Ontario all the way up to Toronto. Also, tropo can affect different areas, so stations coming in from the west one day, may be followed by station in the east the next day.
Finally speaking from my experience, June and September seem to be the best months in this area although July and Augusr are quite good also.
P.S. Rob, when you get a chance, I'd love to hear aboiut the details of your antenna.
73 de Joe, KJ8O, Troy, MI
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