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post #76 of 1112 (permalink) Old 2016-06-27, 09:19 AM
 
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No problem, yeah definitely the most tropo fun for me this year so far... have to work soon. Picked up a couple more CHWI16, WOIO24, WVIZ26 (plus CIII27 and CHEX12 earlier) and a new one:

RF24 51.1-5 WSFJ Newark, OH

EDIT 9:45 - Picking up Rochester now WHEC10, WXXI16, WUHF28, WROC45.

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post #77 of 1112 (permalink) Old 2016-06-27, 01:39 PM
 
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I'm 12 floors up southwest London, windows facing east and south. I have a Winegard indoor antenna on the east facing window and fairly regularly get WEWS and subs from Cleveland and have lately seen many Ohio stations come in from Alliance, Sandusky, Canton, Akron and Bowling Green.
The most shocking one was Cincinnati. We've been here a year and that's the first time we've ever had a signal from there. Sometimes Buffalo and Detroit pop in but Ohio seems to be the hot spot in my location. Got CBET in Windsor the other night along with several Michigan stations.
Erie gives us a couple on occasion.
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post #78 of 1112 (permalink) Old 2016-06-28, 10:40 AM
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I'm in Ottawa, and pointing SE towards upstate NY, but was picking up CBC affiliates from Montreal this morning.
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post #79 of 1112 (permalink) Old 2016-06-30, 09:54 AM
 
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Good reception from Pittsburgh this am, getting WPXI rf48, WTAE rf51, WPNTrf42, WPCW rf11 and something new on rf7, won't resolve. All of Erie booming and lots of Clevelands.

9:12am WKBN/WYFX rf41, WYTV rf36 Youngstown

P.S. Mystery, sounds like you've got a great location to grab tropo, Cincinnati is definitely a huge capture, some of us with very high gain antennas have only snagged that city a couple times during extreme tropospheric events. Keep us posted!

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post #80 of 1112 (permalink) Old 2016-07-01, 03:00 AM
 
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1:52am Utica's strong. Watching Rockford files on WKTV.

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post #81 of 1112 (permalink) Old 2016-07-01, 08:55 AM
 
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Weird tropo this am, Erie is 100%, faint signals on rf51 and rf48 which is Pittsburgh but WTOV Wheeling W.V. was coming in at 60% for a couple of minutes, just ended. Buffalo and Rochester are booming, the rain doesn't seem to be doing anything to hurt it.

Only the 2nd time I've pulled in WTOV.
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post #82 of 1112 (permalink) Old 2016-07-03, 08:03 AM
 
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Good Eastern tropo this am, getting WKTV Utica, WSTM Syracuse, WBGT, W42CO, WROC, WXXI and even WUHF Rochester!
8:20am Cleveland now coming in, WBNX, WQHS WEKA.

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post #83 of 1112 (permalink) Old 2016-07-06, 12:06 AM
 
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Shaping up to be a great night tropo wise. Getting lot's of Cleveland, WEKA, WQHS. WBNX, WGGN, WDLI, Giot a mystery channel that didn't resolve on rf43, Motive was on 17-1 and Marty and Maya was on 17-2. Picking up strong hints on rf21 facing Cleveland, I suspect it might be Detroit.
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post #84 of 1112 (permalink) Old 2016-07-07, 09:06 AM
 
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Picking up lot's of everything, Cleveland, Youngstown, Pittsburgh, all Erie, some Rochester. Saw an anti-Trump ad on WKBN, very effective , "Retired Generals of America, Donald Trump, too Dangerous for America". Ohio's a swing state so it'll be interesting to see all the attack ads, something most of us Canadian's never get to see as New York is a solidly Democratic state and neither party run many ads there.

8:12am WLEP Erie is pumping in at 90%, for those near me trying to catch this LP station, now's the time!
8:19am WOUC Cambridge Ohio, rf44
8:41am WFMJ Youngstown rf20 (rare)

P.S. Just saw a promo on Univision for the Netflix series "Narco's", it'll be broadcast by them, pretty cool, it's a great show.

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post #85 of 1112 (permalink) Old 2016-07-11, 09:11 AM
 
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Good tropo this am looking east of me. Most of Rochester, WROC, WXXI, WBGT, W42CO, WHEC, Syracuse WSTM, WUTR Utica and a brief hit on WMHT Schnectedy/Albany, (rf34). Getting a faint signal on rf51, which I suspect is WHSU, which would be a new one.

8:37am, Looking West, all of Erie except WSTM including WLEP, WKBN/WYFX Youngstown, WTAE and WPXI Pittsburgh.

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post #86 of 1112 (permalink) Old 2016-07-11, 07:54 PM
 
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Picking up WWNY on RF7 right now. Nice catches, I'm still trying to catch WLEP. Also keeping my eye on that rf51 for WHSU too.

8:54 - CHEX, WXXI, WWTI, WROC

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post #87 of 1112 (permalink) Old 2016-07-12, 01:27 AM
 
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Cleveland is booming, getting most including WQDI rf21 0.25KW, still only has 20-1 and 20-6, and WEKA.

Rochester is booming as well for me.

Missed the earlier tropo, I was cooking a late dinner (hot ham water) and watching Arrested Development.

3:50am WNYF/WWNy rf18, WWTI rf20 CKWS rf30, CKWS rf11

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post #88 of 1112 (permalink) Old 2016-07-12, 01:14 PM
 
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Picked up a couple more around 11:30 last night - WFXP, WGGN, WQHS, WUHF, WSTM, and WMYD from Detroit.

Everything seems gone now for me except there's a signal on RF6 that I can't lock.

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post #89 of 1112 (permalink) Old 2016-07-12, 01:39 PM
 
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Everything seems gone now for me except there's a signal on RF6 that I can't lock.
Don't be surprised if it's from Georgia or Alabama, the ham maps (if accurate) are showing huge hops and low VHF performs more like that. I tried to see it and got nothing, but the SWR on the VHF band of the FF4 is terrible so no surprise I didn't get a hint.

Your Winegard antenna has good SWR for VHF, although I don't have figures for low VHF but it's a hell of a lot better than mine.

Good Luck and hope you snag it!
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post #90 of 1112 (permalink) Old 2016-07-13, 11:55 AM
 
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According to Hepburn's map today could be a propitious tropo experience. His map is so far on time, getting lots of Cleveland in the last half hour, hopefully it gets better but I think we'll miss the best of it this far north.

Orbot, that rf6 you were getting was WEYS out of Andover Florida, Hepburn snagged it, what a catch!
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