DXers along the east coast of the United States got an unexpected present in the early evening hours of Dec. 25–a rare sporadic E-Skip opening in the FM band. Online reports from various DXers placed a MUF up to 107.9 FM in parts. Personally, I was visiting relatives in Woodstock, VA, about 68 miles SW of my home in Woodbridge, VA. While there, I heard several fade-ups below 92.7 FM, with one ID on 88.5 FM, WCUG Lumpkin, GA, 598 miles away from where I was at the time. I also logged a new LPFM from Woodstock during my visit on 94.9 FM.
I have updated my Travel DX Log for Woodstock, VA with the screenshots and information below. Additionally, I logged two new RDS screenshots from relogs heard in the Woodstock area.
Winter Sporadic E is very rare in the United States, at least in my area. In over 15 years of DXing, I’ve only experienced it one other time, on 1/6/07, with a MUF of 106.1.
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