I’ve been in Florida for the better half of last week (new travel and airplane DX logs coming soon). However, while in Florida I was lucky enough to experience my first Sporadic E opening away from home. I was driving in the West Palm Beach area at 1:04 PM on June 20 when I noticed 89.1 WVTF with full RDS coming in. This was very interesting for me, as WVTF is from my home state of Virginia and is an occasional tropo visitor at home.
The band was open for about an hour total and by the time it ended I was driving in the Stuart, FL area. As I was driving, I did not DX local signals that were received during the opening between West Palm Beach and Stuart. I stopped for the RDS screenshots and recorded audio of the entire opening on my phone, hence the clips below. Also, since I was mobile during most of the opening, I am not including any mileages below (however, most mileages are likely in the 800-950 mile range).
Again, these stations were received by Sporadic E in south Florida, not at my home in Virginia:
92.9 WLXX Lexington, KY, RDS hit, 1:14 p.m.
92.9 WSEI Olney, IL, “Freedom 92.9” – country, 1:26 p.m.
93.3 unID rock, 1:06 p.m.
93.3 WNCD Youngstown, OH, “93.3 The Wolf” – country, 1:06 p.m.
93.3 WBTU Kendallville, IN, RDS hit, 1:43 p.m.
93.3 WAKW Cincinnati, OH, RDS hit, 2:05 p.m.
93.7 unID sports, 1:06 p.m.
93.7 unID country, 1:14 p.m.
94.1 unID rock, 1:06 p.m.
94.5 KKLR Poplar Bluff, MO, RDS hit, 2:05 p.m.
94.7 unID country, 1:09 p.m.
95.1 WXIL Elizabeth, WV, “My 95” – CHR, 1:10 p.m.
95.1 WDZQ Decatur, IL, “95Q” 1:29 p.m.
95.3 WKRX Ottawa, IL, “95.3 Sam FM” – adult hits, 1:20 p.m.
96.1 unID hot AC, 1:43 p.m.
96.1 WKWS Charleston, WV, local ads, 1:46 p.m.
96.9 WDDJ Paducah, KY, local ads, 1:38 p.m.
97.3 unID country, 1:30 p.m.
100.9 unID CHR, 1:38 p.m.
103.7 WDBR Springfield, IL, “WDBR”, 1:35 p.m.