Great Skip Going On Last Night

TailGator911

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I could hear police and fire in Covington, KY (I am 2 hrs north in NE Dayton suburb, also heard Indianapolis PD and Lima Oh PD. It opened up right after the t-storms rolled through. Fun radio night!
 

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There's something crazy going on (great skip). We had check-ins from Windsor, ON, Canada on the Doylestown barometer net. Thats approximately 110 miles on 2m.
 

TailGator911

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Hoping it happens again tonight, I plan to open up all the scanners. Missed some of the action last night because of Yellowstone, but there will be no distractions tonight :)
 

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Hi JD, just wanted to let you know I'm in Southeastern Pennsylvania and we have also been having terrific skip on VHF High. Even weather bands I never get on NOAA Weather Radio. Also getting two different NOAA stations on one frequency and you know what that sounds like.

Very interesting phenomena. As far as I know this is not supposed to be happening.

Oh well, it's fun... Bob.
 
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Always a good source of tropospheric ducting conditions: VHF Propagation Map

From Cape Cod last night, I was listening to the Virginia STARS site in Accomac VA. TG49 was very active. Great conditions.

Edit: Should throw this one in too: http://www.dxinfocentre.com/tropo.html
It is an excellent source of forecasting ducting conditions and also offers some in-depth explanation of the phenomena.
 

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Hi JD, just wanted to let you know I'm in Southeastern Pennsylvania and we have also been having terrific skip on VHF High. Even weather bands I never get on NOAA Weather Radio. Also getting two different NOAA stations on one frequency and you know what that sounds like.

Very interesting phenomena. As far as I know this is not supposed to be happening.

Oh well, it's fun... Bob.
NOAA Stations make great beacons for skip!
 

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Agreed! I'm hearing a very busy fire dispatch system in Dayton Ohio on 154.13 MHz. First time catch.
 
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