Something strange on a Sunday...
Had the boat on the drive today to clean some antifouling off. I had the VHF on to pass the time on ch23 (Thames weather reports) and dual watch. At 11.30 there was a securite call regarding a gale warning, nothing unusual there, but it came from Netherlands coastguard. Now im about a mile inshore and roughly half way between dover and london.
The Netherlands must be about 80 miles? Im not sure whether it came in on 23 or 16 as I was under the boat at the time.
Was it a freak of the Ionosphere or something more simple. Reception was weak but clear.
Anyone ever come accross something like this before? or are the gremlins waiting to strike.
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