RadioReference on Facebook   RadioReference on Twitter   RadioReference Blog
 

Go Back   The RadioReference.com Forums > Service Specific Monitoring > Skip / Tropospheric Ducting Forum

Skip / Tropospheric Ducting Forum - Discussion of Skip and Tropospheric Ducting Monitoring

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 06-13-2017, 9:25 PM
Member
   
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Pineville, Kentucky
Posts: 8
Question Question about Skip in SE KY

Hello, I am wanting to know if anyone here has an answer to this question:
On Leslie County EOC / E-911 (155.430) KNEN590, I am receiving skip fairly often!
It is usually a female dispatcher naming off addresses. Last night, it mentioned 16th street.
But, I am not at all sure where it's coming from. So, my question is, does anyone have any ideas on where this could be coming from OR how i could track it down (atleast generally)?
Thanks in advance!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 06-14-2017, 1:48 PM
Septa3371CSX1's Avatar
Member
   
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Drexel Hill, PA
Posts: 971
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JB0101 View Post
Hello, I am wanting to know if anyone here has an answer to this question:
On Leslie County EOC / E-911 (155.430) KNEN590, I am receiving skip fairly often!
It is usually a female dispatcher naming off addresses. Last night, it mentioned 16th street.
But, I am not at all sure where it's coming from. So, my question is, does anyone have any ideas on where this could be coming from OR how i could track it down (atleast generally)?
Thanks in advance!
Do you have a PL/DPL tone for the "skip?" That can help narrow down what it may be. Also listen for any call signs broadcast over the air (both in voice and morse). Sometimes the best way to find out is to listen for the address of a call and plug it into a Google search. 16th St is fairly common but if you can get cross streets that can help as well if they don't give a town name on the dispatch.
__________________
Joe Butler
Pro 95, Pro 97, Pro 106, Pro 651, Pro 668, & PSR 310 - Scanning the Delaware Valley!
Septa3371CSX1@aol.com
Victory5318@gmail.com
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 06-14-2017, 5:45 PM
Member
  Premium Subscriber
Premium Subscriber
Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: London, KY
Posts: 137
Default

Being around Pineville KY, are you on a hill?

You could be hearing something from 3 different states (KY, TN, VA).

Grabbing a RX tone would help narrow it down a little. Also, like the previous poster, see about a cross street, or search the exact addresses. Having the exact house number could narrow it down a little since not every 16th street has a 131, or 2132, etc.

Next time I'm home in London, I'll see if I can hear anything on this frequency.

Ed
__________________
Ed
K4XXX / WQSY467
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 06-15-2017, 3:07 AM
DJ11DLN's Avatar
Member
  Premium Subscriber
Premium Subscriber
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Mudhole, IN
Posts: 1,092
Default

Having a PL tone set isn't a guarantee of eliminating skip. Of the several analog frequencies in my scanners with PL tones set, there are a few that I still occasionally receive skip on...because the distant stations are using the same PL tones. This seldom bothers me as I enjoy hearing distant stuff, just saying that setting a PL for those freqs may not guarantee that you hear only the local stuff you are after.
__________________
If it looks stupid but it works...it ain't stupid.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 06-18-2017, 9:35 PM
Member
   
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Pineville, Kentucky
Posts: 8
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BigEd1314 View Post
Being around Pineville KY, are you on a hill?

You could be hearing something from 3 different states (KY, TN, VA).

Grabbing a RX tone would help narrow it down a little. Also, like the previous poster, see about a cross street, or search the exact addresses. Having the exact house number could narrow it down a little since not every 16th street has a 131, or 2132, etc.

Next time I'm home in London, I'll see if I can hear anything on this frequency.

Ed
Actually, I live in Beverly, KY. Pineville is my closest town. I live in a valley!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 06-18-2017, 10:26 PM
scover5555's Avatar
Member
   
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 55
Default

VHF Propagation Map
This link might give you an idea of where it's coming from
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 06-19-2017, 8:21 PM
Member
   
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Pineville, Kentucky
Posts: 8
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by scover5555 View Post
VHF Propagation Map
This link might give you an idea of where it's coming from
Thanks! I will take a look at it!
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 06-20-2017, 7:25 PM
Member
  Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Old Lyme ct
Posts: 247
Default

Being this is High Band it is more of a duct. Usually ducts are north south. We get a nice east west north south over the Long Island sound. On med 10 i can hear red bank nj here in Ct in the mobile.
Med 10 and 9 are good places to listen for a duct
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 9:08 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
All information here is Copyright 2012 by RadioReference.com LLC and Lindsay C. Blanton III.Ad Management by RedTyger
Copyright 2015 by RadioReference.com LLC Privacy Policy  |  Terms and Conditions