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Old 2012-01-01, 01:19 PM   #1
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Default OTA: SW Ontario, MI, Lk. Erie area DXing, Tropo, Atypical Reception

Discussion for above regions.
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Old 2012-01-04, 02:14 PM   #2
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Was scanning channels this morning and was able to latch onto a signal on 48 analogue. Does anyone know where this channel originates? Odd tropo today must be due to incomming warm front, most unusual though.




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Old 2012-01-04, 06:01 PM   #3
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...was able to latch onto a signal on 48 analogue. Does anyone know where this channel originates?
Likely the very directional low powered Wpxd Ion repeater station from Detroit "W48AV" or could have been CBLFT from Chatham, both of which would not be far enough away to be really classified as true "tropo".
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Old 2012-01-04, 07:53 PM   #4
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Thanks for your input, thought I latched onto something at a much greater distance. More than likely this was WPXD from Detroit, first time I got a clear picture on this channel.
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Old 2012-01-04, 08:04 PM   #5
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Could also be WMNT in Toledo.
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Old 2012-02-15, 08:00 PM   #6
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Last post January 4th, and last post in the Ontario Tropo Thread is January 6th.

Depths of Winter, probably good a time as any to discuss the theory on what makes Tropo and other forms of enhanced reception occur.
A pretty good article here.

http://www.dxfm.com/Content/propagation.htm

Anything you may or may not have already known in that article?
Any other articles you know of to share?
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Old 2012-02-15, 08:34 PM   #7
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Good article. Interesting that they mention reliable VHF tropo between California and Hawaii. Now that's quite a distance for it to be regular.
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Old 2012-02-16, 06:41 PM   #8
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yeah, the weather is pretty stable in them parts I guess.

I found it interesting that noone really knows what causes sporadic E.
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Old 2012-02-20, 10:28 PM   #9
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Default WVIZ PBS Cleveland on RF38

Can someone explain why I am receiving Cleveland PBS station WVIZ channel 25-1 and sub channels on RF38 here in London tonight via tropo. They have always been on RF26. I have investigated everything online and the only thing I think it could be is one of the translators from Astubula county have gone digital.
There is a mention that the analog went down Dec 31, 2011 and there is no mention of digital RF.
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Old 2012-02-20, 10:37 PM   #10
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That is W38ET Eastlake. It's the digital version of the former W63CT analog that many of us have seen in tropo in the past.

Haven't seen that digital station here so far since it went online.
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Old 2012-03-12, 08:19 AM   #11
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This morning Tropo is very good. I get All the Detroit UHF Main Channels, NBC ABC PBS and CBS, also I get CHWI, 16 Both TVO's and 61.1 I wonder if it will be good all week?
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Old 2012-03-16, 12:48 PM   #12
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Erie made an appearance last night for the first time this spring/late winter.

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Old 2012-03-20, 08:43 PM   #13
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Strong tropo tonight guys!
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Hmmm indeed strong tropo. I am getting VHF tropo too.
Getting every Erie channels, and all Cleveland except RF10.
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Today too!
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