Had a little tropo event, today, but no contacts actually made. I was able to hit, and hear the IDs for Watertown, SD, Bismarck, and Fargo, as well as hear a conversation on the Sabin, MN repeater.
I came home to look at the radar, and saw that it looked a little strange. Some weird “beige” area around the Bismarck radar, which I have never sen before. Here’s what the Bismarck radar looked like. Both of these videos are “vertical”… sorry about that.
UPDATE: I’m thinking that this might possibly be due to the amount of smoke in the air, due to the fires in MT and ID. I inserted a screenshot at the bottom of this post.
I also saw what I describe as “fan lines” on the Upper Mississippi Valley image (below).
Below is a screenshot of the fire map.