Propagation always has a twist in the tail!

Rainy and a little bit windy. Not the sort of weather that you really associate with VHF/UHF tropo. But this evening, driving home, the Wells 144MHz repeater, GB3WR was around 40db up on normal as I drove up the A34 from Didcot. Quite stable and consistent until I was a little further north.

A weather front coming through perhaps?

It’s great when propagation doesn’t do what you expect. Always something new to learn.

Tim Kirby, G4VXE, is a regular contributor to and writes from Oxfordshire, England. Contact him at [email protected].

One Response to “Propagation always has a twist in the tail!”

  • Stephen G0PQB:

    There is a propagation mode called low pressure propagation which you sometimes get before a thunderstorm which I have experienced but the pressure at my QTH has been around 1007 millibars today but you do get these odd quirks now and again. As you say there’s always something new to learn. We shall have to wait and see what materialises tomorrow.

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