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baybum

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I was hearing 450.38750 WZB689 WNBC-TV 4 in New York City WNBC-TV Citywide IFB
this morning around 0400hrs from my location.
Same as WJZ 13 here.
 
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W3DMV

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Great catch. You guys are lucky when it
comes to troop. I used to take my ham gear
to Rumbly Point near Chrisfield and Several
times was able to work into Florida running
10 watts and a little portable yagi on 432 MHz
SSB.
It's amazing when listening over large bodies
of water when it cools down after a hot day..
Good luck
 

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Don't want to burst your bubble, Bay, but it might not have been skip. It's not uncommon for engineers to patch another station's audio from satellite into a IFB to keep the signal alive and use it for audio level checks. I've known a couple from when I was working with the BRATS that told me about this, and it makes perfect sense.

Mike
 

ecps92

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UHF has been open up/down the coast this week.
Another thread on it, over in the Connecticut Forum
I was hearing 450.38750 WZB689 WNBC-TV 4 in New York City WNBC-TV Citywide IFB
this morning around 0400hrs from my location.
Same as WJZ 13 here.
 

paulears

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Took my son's dog for a walk on the beach. Got bored so pulled out and ancient UHF ham radio and heard a foreign voice in English calling - had a solid chat for ten minutes full signal strength on the meter as if he was a mile away - turned out to be on the beach in Holland - tropospheric ducting. As I climbed the cliff to come home, it suddenly just vanished - I'd estimate maybe 100 ft to the limit of the duct - really hot, but cool wind and thunderstorms. UHF can be amazing!
 
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