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stampeder 2015-12-31 05:47 PM

OTA: Great Lakes Area DXing, Tropo, Atypical Reception
This thread is the place for our members to report unusual TV reception based on Tropospheric Skip, Ducting, or other atmospheric phenomena, as experienced in Southern Ontario and Southern Quebec during 2016.

Please remember to tell us the local time at which the Tropo was experienced.

Previous threads are here:

OTA: Great Lakes Area DXing, Tropo, Atypical Reception 2012-2015 (closed)

and here:

OTA DXing, Tropo, Odd Reception, Weird Weather: 2011 & Previous (closed)

West Coast tropo is extremely rare, but we'll continue to use the following thread for that area:

OTA: West Coast DXing Tropo, Atypical Reception

Frankzappa 2016-01-07 11:33 PM

Great tropo again tonight right now, most of Cleveland, WBNX, WQHS, WVPX, WEAO, WJW, WNEO, WVIZ rf26, WGGN, and the rarely seen WBGU. All of Erie, some Rochester WROC, WXXI, and WYDC Corning NY.

Edit: 8:30am Same results as above now except Pittsburgh's WPXI and WTAE coming in along with WKBN Youngstown.

Edit: 9:10am Just got the weirdest thing ever. On a space between rf27 (global I was receiving) and rf26 (WNYB I was receiving) I got a channel that listed itself as @0-183, signal strength was good, in the 70's, no picture or sound.

hoosierdxer 2016-01-08 03:05 PM

That is odd.What receiver were you using? On the Insignia I use,you can isolate the remap and tell what Channel it's on.

Frankzappa 2016-01-08 05:59 PM

I use the tuner in my Panasonic TV. I did look to see what was on the channel line-up in my program settings but it was just 27. I suspect it was bad data coming from Global rf27 CIII 27-1-2, Global are notorious for bad info and glitches.

BTW, welcome to our new DX thread for 2016, it's started with a bang already thanks to El-Nino!

majortom 2016-01-09 06:48 AM

yeah some pretty good catches here Yesterday AM between sunrise and noon.
Normally don't see these much at all even with Summer time ducting/tropo.
AM of 1/8
28 WCMZ Flint,Mi
44 WWJ Detroit
45 WDIV Detroit
50 WPXD Detroit

dsspredator 2016-02-01 02:11 PM

The temperature this morning at 1 AM was 60 F.

I thought I would grab a couple distant channels but nothing new came in.

SpitsFanSec108 2016-03-02 05:17 PM

Anyone else thinking the same......??? June might be the last of the great tropo dxing after the spectrum auction send stations to low VHF band.

Here in the Detroit/Toledo/Cleveland axis it just might be a real mess on the band.

Frankzappa 2016-03-11 08:50 AM

Stations will still be broadcasting long after the auction, I wouldn't fret yet.

Good Tropo this am 8:00am, Cleveland, WQHS, WVPX, WBNX, WDLI, WGGN, WNEO and WJAC Johnstown which now has, Me, Comet and Grit as subchannels.

Edit: 12:00pm Pittsburgh booming, WPXI, WTAE, WPGH (which now has Antenna TV on 53.2 and Grit on 53-3), WPCW and WKBN/WYFX Youngstown.

Edit: 6:15pm Hits on WWHO and WBNS Columbus, locked but pixellated.

Edit: 6:50pm WEAO, WVIZ tonights's looking spectacular!

orbot 2016-03-11 07:33 PM

Picked up WVPX, WBNX, WQHS, WGGN so far tonight, hopefully it'll be a long night though!

7:41pm - WJW
8:18pm - WBGU
8:41pm - WNEO
9:27pm - WJBK
9:54pm - WMYD
12:37am - CHEX, WXXI, WSTM, CIII27, WROC

steelzone 2016-03-12 01:52 AM

Channels coming in from every direction tonight. I have Rochester, Syracuse, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Toledo and Detroit all in. Nothing new to report, yet!

Brightonian 2016-03-12 07:05 AM

Enjoying a few Pittsburgh and Cleveland stations here this morning at 7AM.
WJW RF8 Cleveland
WPXI RF48 Pittsburgh
WRLM RF47 Akron
WKBN RF41 Youngstown

CIII29 Oil Springs

majortom 2016-03-12 07:19 AM

Between 3 and 4 AM
Peterborough came back again this morning

30 WEYI Saginaw,MI
45 WDIV Detroit
50 WPXD Ann Arbour
28 WUAB Cleveland
51 CHCH London
48 CFMT London
31 CITY Woodstock
13 CKCO Kitchener
12 CHEX Peterborough
35 CHCJ Hamilton

Frankzappa 2016-03-12 07:20 AM

Good to see ya Brightonian!

Similar for me, nothing new but a few rarely seen, WOIO, WRLM, WCMH Columbus and something trying to come in on rf18, my guess is WISE, gets to 15% and dies...........grrrrrrrrr.

It's pretty neat seeing all these political attack ads on Ohio stations, they have their primary on the 15th so it'll be wall to wall from here on out.

Edit: WOUB Cambridge Ohio

orbot 2016-03-12 07:40 AM

Got a few more between 7-7:30am but nothing new:


7:58am - 21 WWTI
8:07am - 49 WDLI

Frankzappa 2016-03-12 08:22 AM

Getting Rochester very strong, WBGT, WROC, WXXI. WBGT has ID again.

Lots of missing Toronto's so hopefully we aren't done yet!

Edit: 8:35 am WKTV, WSKA rf30 WYDC rf48

P.S. Swinging west still getting Columbus and that mystery rf18, point at it Orbot, you'll likely get it!

9:20am WSYX and CKWS coming in through the back of my antenna, that's a first!

9:30am WCPO Cincinatti, only the 2nd time for that!

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