Sunday, February 6, 2022

FM radio stations from Jamaica heard on 89 MHz & 96 MHz in Chile via TEP

Pipe, CE3SX / CE3SAD in Chile writes to say that he managed to hear two FM radio stations on 89.9 MHz and 96.1 MHz from Jamaica during a TEP opening recently.

CE3SX writes... "Stylz FM 96.1 from Port Antonio and KLAS 89.9 from Kingston, Jamaica heard in Chicureo, Santiago, Chile FF46pr Via Trans-Equatorial Propagation

Date: January 31 and February 01, 2022Hours: 21.46CEv 00.46 UTC and 22.03CEv 01.03 UTC

Maximum distance: 5,755 km"

As Pipe outlines, the distance is around 5,700kms and is approaching the maximum distance usually associated with Trans-Equatorial Propagation. 

A video clip of the reception is shown below...

Pipe also notes that regular reception TEP signals on the 88-108 MHz band from Columbia and he is using a 7-element Band 2 Yagi as designed by YU7EF.

CE3SX also notes that there are no 144 MHz stations in Columbia (HK) and Jamaica (6Y) to try on the 2m band.

As I outlined in a recent post, there are parallel paths from Brazil and Argentina to the Caribbean on 144 MHz during TEP openings and it's likely that similar paths are there further east from Chile to Columbia, Jamaica and Cuba on 2m.

1) For more examples of long distance reception reports on 88-108 MHz band, see my Band 2 page.

1 comment:

George KF4ZKU said...

I’ve just heard the recording this is amazing .I have always wondered if TEP propagation could be heard away from the main zones ie Buenos Aires to Puerto Rico etc and be heard further west and to the north . I’ve often wondered of the possibility of hearing it in Florida in an area with less FM radio congestion say Key West . I’ve never been to Key West though I have transited the Florida straits several times while on a cruise ship I received both Havana and Key West on a portable FM radio so I know that area is not too heavily congested with FM radio. Someone there say a ham operator or Fm dX er should go there put up a long 2 meter yagi antenna with a sensitive radio and try. In the past I’ve heard both Argentina and Chile on 6 meters from north central Florida so it maybe possible to hear Fm or 2 meter ham radio further south from there. Best of dx and 73 from St Augustine Florida George Clement KF4ZKU.