DX Radio DX News - 1999

This is a compilation of all the logs and news items that have appeared on this site in 1999.

Some external links may no longer be valid though they did work at the time of writing.

December 31, 1999

Propagation - Nothing apart from another pirate with RDS.

03.13  90.5  G  Point Blank, Slough          music                 0753 PT_BLANK strng MH
                RT "Point Blank Fm Broadcasting weekends Tel:07715 440760

December 28-30, 1999

Another UNID - Joerg Moeschler sent me a RealAudio file of one of his intriguing un-identified stations from this summer. I've put the file on the website, and linked it from here.

Propagation - Tried the clearest channel I could find 89.8 MHz, but just picked up numerous fadeup's of France Musique.

December 27, 1999

Propagation - Tuned around briefly. Lots of pirates, DTI presumably on extended Christmas holiday like everyone else.

15.16 101.2  G  Unique                       dance                 CABC _UNIQUE_ strng MH
                RT "THE STATION 4 THE MILLENNIUM"
15.17 103.6  G  Flex FM                      dance                 35AB __FLEX__ strng MH
15.18  90.4  G  Vogue FM                     music                 35AB VOGUE_FM strng MH
19.17  87.5  G  Rinse FM                     music                 8750 RINSE_FM v stg MH

December 22-26, 1999

Propagation - 87.6 ... Nothing logged due to extreme QRM from pirates.

December 21, 1999

Propagation - 87.6 ... Nothing dx-wise noted.

December 20, 1999

Propagation - 87.6 ... Not much doing.

07.34  87.6 CZE R Impuls, Brno               pop                   2203   MP     fair  MH

December 19, 1999

Propagation - 87.6 ... Not much doing, I'm only investigating the RDS-ing pings.

04.23  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)       music                 5201          brief MH

December 18, 1999

Propagation - 87.6 ... the RSL in Ealing on 87.7 seems to be lower strength here today, so thought I'd try my old "usual" channel.

20.39  87.6 TUN ERTT Int'l Service, Zarzis.  OM talk in AA         7202 INTER___       MH

December 17, 1999

Propagation - 87.5 & 90.2 ... tried different channels, 87.5 empty, 90.2 lots of tropo fades to France Musiques - No surprise there.

December 16, 1999

Propagation - 107.1 ... Nothing noted.

December 15, 1999

Propagation - 107.1 ... pirate on until 01:58:25. Fair number of brief German pings after 0500. Nothing ID'd.

09.19 107.1 POL un-id Polish      OM/YL talk                                     brief MH

December 14, 1999

Propagation - On 107.1 ... pirate on til 01:39:00 but left blank carrier on til 04:19:30. Fair number of pings to Germany after than and early morning tropo. Pirate back on at 18:06:45.

05.16 107.1  D  un-id German      music (4 mins)                                 weak  MH
05.35 107.1  D  un-id German      music, YL DJ, OM with nxpapers  (9 mins)       weak  MH
07.31 107.1 POL R Zet, Konin Zolwieniec   OM talk                  3205          brief MH
07.45 107.1  D  un-id German      (5 mins)                                       weak  MH
08.49 107.1  D  un-id German      (3 mins)                                       weak  MH
09.19 107.1  D  un-id German      (meteor)                                       brief MH
11.49 107.1  D  un-id German      OM (3 mins)                                    weak  MH

December 13, 1999

Propagation - On 107.1 ... not much, weak pre-dawn to Germany. Pirate began at 17:52:50 initially as "Live 95.5", later IDing as "Track FM 107.1".

04.00 107.1  D  un-id German      time pips, 5 min news, pop                     weak  MH
05.30 107.1  D  un-id German      pop, adverts ... fades every 5 seconds         QSB   MH
09.02 107.1  ?  un-id NOT German  OM talk                                        brief MH

December 12, 1999

Propagation - Nothing noted in RDS log, audio n/a due to toddler restarting Mac.

December 11, 1999

Propagation - On 107.1 as "planned" ... Overnight many short pings to Germany, with some pre-dawn weak tropo also to Germany. Pirate began on 107.1 at 1314. So it'll be 107.2 MHz tonight.

04.54 107.1  D  un-id German OM   talk and music  0454-0545                      weak  MH
06.29 107.1  D  un-id German OM   talk            0629-0631                      weak  MH
08.01 107.1  ?  un-id NOT German  OM talk (East Euro)  (meteor)                  brief MH
08.09 107.1  ?  un-id NOT German  song and OM talk     (meteor)                  brief MH
10.04 107.1  D  un-id German      OM talk         1004-1006                      weak  MH
11.35 107.1  D  B5 Aktuel, Ochsenkopf       OM talk (meteor)       D315     AK   brief MH
12.32 107.1  D  B5 Aktuel, Ochsenkopf       YL talk (short tropo)  D315 B_  AK   brief MH

87.7 MHz - I'm still receiving new contributions about my reception on Nov 29. The original page is still here, and you can read more on the results page.

December 10, 1999

Propagation - Nothing noted part from a few very short pings today on 107.0 ... curtailed due to a weekend pirate on 106.925 or thereabouts. Back onto 107.1 for overnight.

Website - 107.3 Eagle FM are preparing their website at http://www.1073eagle.co.uk.

December 9, 1999

Propagation - Tried 107.1 therefore today. A fair number of pings, but all very short, nothing ID'd. Germany just edged in occasionally on tropo, but only very very weakly.

RSL - Radio Ramadan began their 28 day RSL this morning on 87.7 broadcasting from nearby Ealing. Probably them testing yesterday evening.

December 8, 1999

Propagation - Less activity, and curtailed in the evening when a blank stereo carrier on 87.7 obliterated everything.

01.51  87.7 SVK Funradio, Kosice.                                  2311          brief MH

December 7, 1999

Propagation - Nice to get RDS data from the German at last.

01.01  87.7  F  France Culture, Strasbourg  YL in FF               F202          brief MH
03.13  87.7  F  France Culture, Strasbourg  OM talk                F202 _CULTURE fair  MH
18.37  87.7  D  MDR-Kultur, Chemnitz        classical mx           D3C3          brief MH

December 6, 1999

Propagation - Fair number of weak short pings, only one up to RDS levels.

01.03  87.7  F  pres Fr Culture, Strasbourg  YL talk in FF                       brief MH
09.08  87.7  D  un-id .. YL in German                                            brief MH
09.09  87.7  ?  un-id .. OM in Scandanavian lang                                 brief MH
09.10  87.7  ?  un-id .. pop music                                               brief MH
09.51  87.7  ?  un-id .. OM in ?Arabic?                                          brief MH
10.47  87.7  ?  un-id .. OM in Slavic language ... pres Funradio                 brief MH
11.41  87.7 SVK Funradio, Kosice             OM and pop            2311  NR      brief MH

December 5, 1999

Propagation - Some pings overrode the pirate interference.

08.56  87.7  ?  un-id ... presume Fr Culture   classical mx                      brief MH
21.03  87.7  F  France Culture, Strasbourg     OM talk             F202          brief MH

December 4, 1999

87.7 UNID - Further updated the Results So Far page. We're getting a lot closer to working it out. And that's all down to the many people who've contributed to the process. Thank you!

Propagation - Nothing of note (pirate interference).

December 3, 1999

87.7 UNID - Updated the Results So Far page. I've emailed various stations asking them if it was them ... remote hope, but you never know.

RDS - Updated the UK Commercial station page. OakFM appear to have dropped the obvious "oakfm.co.uk" in favour of a slogan based website.

Propagation - Usual list of meteor pings today.

01.21  87.7  F  France Culture, Strasbourg                         F202 _C       brief MH
03.49  87.7  F  France Culture, Strasbourg                         F202     TU   brief MH
12.45  87.7  F  France Culture, Strasbourg                         F202 _C    RE brief MH
19.38  87.7 SVK Funradio, Kosice                                   2311 FUNRAD   brief MH

December 2, 1999

Propagation - The Asian RSL in Kent is now off-air - as per published lists, and nothing heard from it today. So 87.7 here is really clear of licenced UK stations, pity about the pirates! Lots of pings noted, especially 0500-0800 to Strasbourg (presumably).

01.52  87.7  F  France Culture, Strasbourg                         F202          brief MH
05.38  87.7 SVK Funradio, Kosice            OM talk                2311          brief MH
07.22  87.7  ?  un-id  OM (studio) + OM (phone) "... schlagbort"                 brief MH
07.25  87.7  ?  un-id  YL in East Euro language                                  brief MH
09.48  87.7  ?  un-id  OM in German                                              brief MH
09.59  87.7  ?  un-id  slow folk pop song                                        brief MH
22.23  87.7 SVK Funradio, Kosice                                   2311          brief MH

December 1, 1999

87.7 UNID - I've written a Results So Far page. So far it does look to be North American.

Propagation - More discernible pings again today.

12.54  87.7  ?  un-id  Greek type music, OM saying "... Yugoslavia"              brief MH
13.31  87.7 SVK Funradio, Kosice            YL talk about autos    2311          brief MH
14.34  87.7 SVK Funradio, Kosice            Bob Marley record      2311          brief MH
17.09  87.7  ?  un-id  sounded Polish       OMs talking                          brief MH
18.07  87.7  ?  pres F Culture, Strasbourg  OMs in French                        brief MH
18.55  87.7  F  France Culture, Strasbourg  OM talk                F202          brief MH

November 30, 1999

87.7 UNID - I've made up AIFF and WAV format sound files too. They're linked from this page. I'm very interested to find out what this station is so I need all the help I can get.

Propagation - Not so many pings ... even fewer with RDS. Something trying to come in around 1100, but right down in the noise.

12.31  87.7  F  France Culture, Strasbourg                         F202          brief MH
22.08  87.7  F  France Culture, Strasbourg                         F202          brief MH

November 29, 1999

87.7 UNID - What is this station? me what you think.

Propagation - Thought they'd be little going on ... not much RDS'd but there were many pings all day with Italy, Sweden, Germany etc. And at 1115 there was North American sounding audio, perhaps from tv channel A-6 on nominal 87.75 MHz.

04.16  87.7  F  France Culture, Strasbourg   YL talk               F202          brief MH
06.34  87.7  ?  un-id  sounded like an Irish DJ back ann' Coors record           brief MH
11.15  87.7  ?  un-id  sounded like an American OM with weather on Channel 4     brief MH
                       with second American with YL talk
12.51  87.7  I  un-id  YL with advert for ? in Napoli tel: 081 24 51 367         short MH
20.30  87.7 SVK Funradio, Kosice             pop music             2311 FUNRADIO brief MH
21.17  87.7 SVK Funradio, Kosice             pop music             2311          brief MH

November 28, 1999

RDS - Couple of additions and alterations to the RDS listing ... thanks, Richard.

Propagation - Very little due to interference.

21.13  87.7  F  France Culture, Strasbourg                         F202          brief MH

November 27, 1999

Propagation - Very little due to interference.

04.50  87.7  F  France Culture, Strasbourg                         F202          brief MH

November 26, 1999

Propagation - Several pings to start the night, but then poor tropo took over. France there weakly most of the time 0200-0600, then Indian RSL 0600-0700.

00.30  87.7  F  France Culture, Strasbourg   OM in FR              F202 _C  TURE brief MH
01.13  87.7  F  France Culture, Strasbourg   OM in FR              F202 _CULTURE brief MH
01.49  87.7  F  France Culture, Strasbourg   music                 F202 _CULTURE brief MH
03.02  87.7  F  France Culture, Strasbourg   YL                    F202 _CULTURE brief MH
06.00  87.7 SVK Funradio, Kosice                                   2311   NR  IO brief MH
22.30  87.7  ?  unid  Germany?               OM in German                        brief MH

November 25, 1999

Propagation - Lots more activity today. The Indian RSL also peaked up in the evening 1805-1825

01.07  87.7 SVK Funradio, Kosice             pop                   2311     AD   brief MH
02.07  87.7 SVK Funradio, Kosice             pop                   2311     ADIO brief MH
04.50  87.7  ?  unid                         classical music                     brief MH
05.07  87.7  ?  unid                         classical music                     brief MH
05.19  87.7  F  France Culture, Strasbourg   classical music       F202          brief MH
05.45  87.7  ?  unid  possibly NOS-2         Dutch OM .. tropo?                  weak  MH
06.34  87.7  ?  unid  Germany?               YL in German                        brief MH
07.47  87.7  ?  unid  Germany?               OM in German                        weak  MH
11.05  87.7  ?  unid                         pop                                 brief MH
11.10  87.7  ?  unid                         YL classical song                   brief MH
12.15  87.7  ?  unid  Germany?               OM talk abt computer                brief MH
13.20  87.7  S  presumably SR-1 Halmstad     OM+YL in Swedish                    brief MH
15.36  87.7  F  France Culture, Strasbourg   YL talk               F202 _CULTURE brief MH
16.06  87.7  S  presumably SR-1 Halmstad     YL in Swedish                       brief MH
17.05  87.7 SVK Funradio, Kosice             pop                   2311 FU  ADIO brief MH
18.04  87.7 HOL NOS-2 presumed               Dutch adverts                       brief MH
19.06  87.7  ?  unid                         classical music                     brief MH
22.12  87.7  ?  unid                         choral song                         brief MH

November 24, 1999

Propagation - More productive night on 87.7.

02.30  87.7 SVK Funradio, Kosice             YL pop song           2311          brief MH
04.15  87.7  ?  unid                         test tone                           brief MH
04.30  87.7 SVK Funradio, Kosice             pop                   2311 FUNR     brief MH
06.59  87.7  F  France Culture, Strasbourg   YL talk in FF         F202          brief MH
06.59  87.7  D  unid                         YL talk in GG                       brief MH
09.02  87.7  F  France Culture, Strasbourg   piano music           F202 _CULTURE fair  MH

November 23, 1999

Propagation - Nothing last night on 87.8, but one today on 87.7 MHz.

19.49  87.7  F  France Culture, Strasbourg   classical music       F202 _CULTURE short MH

November 22, 1999

Propagation - Got one meteor ping this morning through the pirate (87.65 MHz) interference.

07.17  87.7  F  France Culture, Strasbourg   classical music       F202 _CULTURE brief MH

Websites - Added a link to Lantern Radio's website on my UK RDS page. Thanks Tim.

November 19-21, 1999

Propagation - Nothing strong enough to be logged. There was a series of meteor pings on the 19th 0500-0730 giving Germany and others (Poland?), but none strong enough to RDS.

Website - I've added a search capability to this website. Give it a try from the main page. It'll become more useful when (if) I start breaking up this dxlatest page into smaller chunks, perhaps creating discrete logs pages etc. Anyway give it a try if you've got time.

November 18, 1999

Propagation - Noted an increasing number of pings from around 0035. But all were very short ... just fractions of a second. The frequency of pings increased steadily and appeared to peak around 0210-0215. But even then nearly all pings were very short. A few lasted for up to 30 seconds or longer, but all gave really weak signals. Nothing identified out of the weak background of stations ... just un-id's from Germany on 87.8, Italy on 87.7, and test tone on 87.6 MHz. Maybe the debris this year was much finer dust and particles, which burnt up at too high an altitude to have any radio (or visual) effects.

12.02  87.7  F  France Culture, Strasbourg   OM song               F202          brief MH

November 17, 1999

Propagation - Had the radio on 87.8 MHz last night ... and nothing logged. I've left it on 88.0 while I'm at work today to see if that produces anything. [update] Nothing logged on 88.0 either.

Weblinks - Leonids Live with latest data from the Leonids Environment Operations Center. There's also NASA's Science headlines page

The International Meteor Organisation's prediction page for the Leonids.

November 16, 1999

Propagation - Again lots of small pings overnight. Pretty sure the Indian station is the RSL.

Lots more pings this evening, again most very brief. Clear sky and cold tonight too.

02.58  87.7 SVK Funradio, Kosice             pop                   2311 FUNRADIO brief MH
03.51  87.7  F  France Culture, Strasbourg   talk                  F202   UL     brief MH
06.08  87.7 SVK Funradio, Kosice             pop                   2311 FU  AD   brief MH
07.02  87.7  F  France Culture, Strasbourg                         F202 _CULTURE brief MH
17.32  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)       music                 5201          brief MH
17.35  87.6 CZE R Impuls, Brno               pop                   2203 _IMPULS_ fair  MH
19.01  87.6  D  un-id German                 YL talk                             brief MH
21.44  87.7 SVK Funradio, Kosice             pop                   2311          brief MH
21.47  87.7  I  un-id Italian                OM talk                             brief MH

November 15, 1999

Propagation - Lots of meteor pings noted last night. Only 3 were strong enough to RDS ...

But listening to the audio recording there were many pings of France Culture that didn't RDS. There were many too that had blank carrier in the early hours, and later had something like Arabic or similar language - OM talk and drums. These seemed to be from a non-RDS station since some pings were definitely strong enough.

The new filters are a definite improvement.

Update - the ?Arabic station has been "pinging" all day. Sounds now like an Indian language, perhaps the Khalsa Radio RSL in Gravesend coming in via jet scatter.

02.17  87.7 SVK Funradio, Kosice                                   2311          brief MH
03.45  87.7  F  France Culture, Strasbourg                         F202          brief MH
06.08  87.7  F  France Culture, Strasbourg   YL talk               F202 _CULTURE brief MH
22.01  87.7 SVK Funradio, Kosice             Pop music             2311 FUNR     brief MH

November 14, 1999

Propagation - Can't believe it ... 87.7 is now a clear channel as Rare FM has finished its RSL.

06.22  87.7 SVK Funradio, Kosice                                   2311 FU    IO brief MH
08.53  87.7  F  France Culture, Stasbourg                          F202 _CULTURE brief MH
14.00  87.7 SVK Funradio, Kosice                                   2311   NR     brief MH

November 13, 1999

Propagation - Still no tropo down here.

November 12, 1999

Propagation - Lots of tropo for listeners in the North Midlands and North of England ... Poland especially coming in well. Down here in London, the tropo is yet to really open up. During the evening I'm just getting improved reception of the usual near French and Belgian stations. The new filters did allow 106.0 to come in between local London stations on 105.8 and 106.2 MHz.

22.05 106.0 BEL RTBF-1, Tournai.       music and talk              6351          weak  MH
22.15  88.7  F  France Musique         classical music             F203 MUSIQUES weak  MH

Propagation - Couple of brief meteors on what turned out to be a clear channel last night. The Radio Feltham RSL is completely nulled here by the horizontal 8 element!

02.33 107.1  D  Bayern 5, Ochsenkopf                               D315          brief MH
09.57 107.1 POL Radio Zet, Konin Zolwieniec                        3205     oZET brief MH

Equipment - Replaced all 4 IF filters in the Sony SA3es with 110 kHz filters (Thanks BKL!). Selectivity improved somewhat, not earth shattering but better none the less. For instance I can now hear 88.7 Musiques and 106.0 RTBF-1 whereas before ... no chance. 88.7 is next to BBC R2 88.8 and 106.0 is sandwiched between Virgin 105.8 and Heart 106.2 MHz.

November 11, 1999

Propagation - Early evening meteor activity, though it seems to have now (2130) died away.

17.01  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)                             5201          brief MH
17.55  87.6 CZE R Impuls, Brno                                     2203          brief MH

November 10, 1999

Propagation - Nothing noted, but there is currently a record-breaking high pressure over the NW of the UK. Nothing yet happening tropo-wise but keep alert for when it moves away.

There is a possibility of a meteor shower on Thursday 11 Nov in the evening, due to the long period Linear comet. More information about this is on NASA's news page A Surprise November Meteor Shower

November 3 - 9, 1999

Propagation - Nothing noted.

November 2, 1999

Propagation - 87.6 MHz ... One 10 second meteor ping to Italy.

02.10  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)  music/song                 5201 RAI_MF1_ good  MH

October 29 - November 1, 1999

Propagation - Nothing noted. Apart from increased power by Rare FM on 87.7 now splattering across 87.6 all the time ... and Rinse FM at the weekend very strong on 87.55 giving "shouts" to Hayes. Rather reduced the ability to dx.

October 28, 1999

Propagation - 87.6 MHz ... Sporadic E again. This time to Spain and Portugal. OK I'm beaming SE, but I still got some IDs ... Cadena Cien (weak) ... Onda Cero (good).

11.00  87.6  E  Cadena Cien, Cordoba    YL Cadena Cien ID                        poor  MH
11.27  87 6  E  Onda Cero, Plasencia    YL/OM ID, jingle ID        E2EE ONDACERO good  MH
                   then lots of QSB reducing signal quality, until
11.45  87.6  E  Onda Cero, Plasencia    YL talk                    E2EE ONDACERO good  MH
12.14  87.6 POR un-id                   YL talk in Portuguese                    brief MH
12.27  87.6 POR un-id                   OM advert                                brief MH

October 26 - 27, 1999

Propagation - Nothing noted.

October 25, 1999

Propagation - 87.6 MHz ... not many meteors overnight.

01.41  87.6  ?  un-id                   tone                                           MH
03.38  87.6  I  likely RAI              YL talk                                        MH
05.01  87.6  I  likely RAI              YL talk                                        MH
09.06  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)  OM very briefly            5201                MH

October 24, 1999

Propagation - 87.6 MHz ... not many meteors, but Sporadic E to Italy in the late afternoon. Here's the first clip of RAI, the second clip of RAI and the un-id language one.

06.10  87.6 TUN ERTT, Zarzis.                                      7202                MH
16.40  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)  YL with football           5201          fair  MH
17.12  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)  OM                         5201 RAI_MF1_ good  MH
17.25  87.6  ?  un-id                   OM in un-id'd lang                             MH
19.22  87.6 CZE R Impuls, Brno.                                    2203                MH

October 22 - 23, 1999

Propagation - Nothing noted.

October 21, 1999

Propagation - 87.6 MHz ... Good strength ping from Tunisia, also a brief but strong one from Italy later on. Belgium faded in briefly around 0450 as usual.

01.01  87.6 TUN ERTT, Zarzis.           OM talk                    7202 INTER___ good  MH
01.19  87.6  ?  un-id                   OM in German                                   MH
03.36  87.6  I  un-id                   YL in Italian                                  MH
03.38  87.6  ?  un-id                   OM in East European lang                       MH
06.19  87.6  I  un-id                   OM in Italian                                  MH
06.44  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)  YL talk                    5201 RAI_MF1_ brief MH
21.24  87.6 CZE R Impuls, Brno.         pop music                  2203                MH
23.03  87.6 CZE R Impuls, Brno.         YL talk                    2203                MH

October 20, 1999

Propagation - 87.6 MHz ... Sweden popped up nicely, Tunisia was very brief, RAI not bad and one un-id in the morning sounding East European.

03.34  87.6  S  SR-1 (multi-tx)         YL with sport (football)   E201                MH
04.16  87.6 TUN ERTT, Zarzis.           OM                         7202                MH
06.40  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)  OM talk                    5201                MH
08.47  87.6  ?  un-id ... sounded East European                                        MH

October 19, 1999

Propagation - 87.6 MHz ... Belgium fading in and out during the night and day, best around 0300-0600. Some meteor pings, but all too short. One at 0222 had tone, others just snatches of music, most in the 0115-0230 period. Some minor pings this evening. Late evening ping to Italy (RAI), and Czech Rep (Impuls).

18.50  87.6  ?? un-id    YL in German                                                  MH
20.04  87.6  I  un-id    OM in Italian                                                 MH
22.24  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)    OM talk in IT            5201                MH
23.32  87.6 CZE R Impuls, Brno.           pop music                2203                MH

October 18, 1999

Propagation - Belgium fading in and out all night and most of the day, though too weak to RDS. Several meteor pings noted overnight, but most too short to be useful. Interesting ones were this one, sounding Arabic at 0304 UTC, this un-id'd one at 0746 sounding Czech, and this one RDS-ing as R Impuls at 1028.

03.04  87.6  ?? un-id   very brief  sounded Arabic                                     MH
07.46  87.6  ?? un-id   sounding Czech                                                 MH
10.28  87.6 CZE R Impuls, Brno  music                              2203                MH

October 17, 1999

Propagation - Nothing noted ... obliterated by Rinse FM again.

October 16, 1999

Propagation - No meteor last night, 87.6 was occupied by Rinse FM (London pirate) from 0100 onwards. But they did get swamped by a Sporadic E opening !!! in the late morning.

11.04  87.6  I  Radiosa, Matera.     20 minutes reception          5446 RADIOSA_       MH
                Multiple PS Names
                _RADIO__  RADIOSA_  *SEMPRE*  *CON_TE*  LIVE_SU_
                INTERNET  CON_HSH_  _GRANDI_  EMOZIONI  Sa 13:15
11.23  87.6  I  Rete Italia (AR) or (BZ)                           5212                MH

October 15, 1999

Propagation - Didn't get home from work til almost midnight (local time), and thus just missed the meteor ping of the day.

22.20  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)   strong ping               5201 RAI_MF1_       MH

Propagation - No meteor pings last night were strong enough for RDS, but one at 0125 gave a tiny bit of audio.

I've also converted the RTBF and HR3 AIFF files of yesterday into RealPlayer files ... try these and see if they work ... RTBF-RealPlayer ... HR3-RealPlayer.

October 14, 1999

Propagation - No meteor pings noted this morning, due to tropo signals. RTBF and HR3 were fighting for dominance all night. Belgium came in first with its usual just above the noise signal, but Germany then dominated 0530-0730 with long slow fades.

Belgium then made another bid for supremacy 1200-1400, with even its PS Name showing on the Sony.

I'm going to see about making RealAudio files as an alternative to AIFF due to filesizes. Any other suggestions?

04.00  87.6 BEL RTBF-1, Leglise.  YL with ID, music                              p/f   MH
06.00  87.6  D  HR3, Biedenkopf.  Weather, ID, Nachrichten, music  D363          fair  MH
12.30  87.6 BEL RTBF-1, Leglise.                                   6351 PREMIERE       MH

October 13, 1999

Propagation - Last night worked, so tried it again. Just one RDS + audio match from RAI, and one briefer un-id OM ... sounding Czech.

00.23  87.6  ?? YL talk very brief unid language                                       MH
00.57  87.6  ?? brief song                                                             MH
01.32  87.6  ?? brief bit of music                                                     MH
02.11  87.6  ?? brief bit of music                                                     MH
02.45  87.6  ?? poss R Impuls, Brno     OM talk                                        MH
02.55  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)  music                      5201                MH

October 12, 1999

Propagation - Recorded 87.6 all night too see if there were any pings that the RDS software wasn't picking up. Three obvious pings from RAI with RDS and audio, and just two other discernible snippets of audio which were far too brief to be of any use. Here are the three RAI clips ... clip 1 ... clip 2 .. clip 3.

00.14  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)  YL talk                    5201                MH
01.36  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)  OM talk                    5201                MH
03.02  87.6  ?? un-id OM in possible German but too brief                              MH
04.25  87.6  ?? un-id music very brief                                                 MH
06.00  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)  YL talk                    5201                MH

October 11, 1999

Propagation - RAI with a couple of pings.

03.37  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)  YL talk                    5201                MH
05.05  87.6  D  un-id OM in German                                                     MH
05.09  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)  YL talk                    5201                MH

October 10, 1999

Propagation - R Impuls with a snippet of a song.

21.18  87.6 CZE R Impuls, Brno.  Song                              2203 _IMPULS_       MH

October 9, 1999

Propagation - R Impuls fair burst in the morning.

09.44  87.6 CZE R Impuls, Brno.                                    2203 _IMPULS_       MH

October 8, 1999

Propagation - Nothing noted.

October 7, 1999

Propagation - One brief meteor ping this morning.

05.34  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)                             5201                MH

October 6, 1999

Propagation - One brief meteor ping in the morning.

05.39  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)                             5201                MH

October 5, 1999

Propagation - One brief meteor ping in the morning, and a strong one late on.

08.01  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)                             5201                MH
23.33  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)  good burst                 5201 RAI_MF1_       MH

Websites - The Radio Authority have a very usable A-Z listing of Analogue radio providers.

Websites - Yet more links and corrections to my UK Commercial station RDS page.

October 4, 1999

Propagation - Several usable meteor pings today.

06.13  87.6 CZE R Impuls, Brno                                     2203                MH
14.36  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)                             5201 RAI_MF1_       MH
18.44  87.6 CZE R Impuls, Brno                                     2203                MH

October 3, 1999

Propagation - Nothing noted.

October 2, 1999

Propagation - One brief meteor ping.

06.20  87.6  S  SR-1 (multi site)                                  E201                MH

Websites - I've added some more website links to my UK Commercial station RDS page.

October 1, 1999

Propagation - One brief meteor ping.

00.06  87.6 CZE R Impuls, Brno                                     2203                MH

September 30, 1999

Propagation - One brief meteor ping.

23.43  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)                             5201                MH

September 29, 1999

Propagation - One very brief ping.

16.25  87.6 CZE R Impuls, Brno                                     2203                MH

September 21-28, 1999

Propagation - Nothing noted.

September 20, 1999

Propagation - One very brief ping.

06.54  87.6  D  Bayern 4, Dillberg (most likely)                   D314                MH

September 19, 1999

Propagation - One strong burst at lunchtime.

12.06  87.6 CZE R Impuls, Brno                                     2203 _IMPULS_       MH

September 18, 1999

Propagation - Nothing noted.

September 17, 1999

Propagation - One short ping at lunchtime.

11.34  87.6 CZE R Impuls, Brno                                     2203                MH

September 16, 1999

Propagation - Nothing noted.

New stations - Mike Banbrook advises that Winchester's Win 107.2 is now on the air on 107.2 MHz. RDS Name WIN107.2. Mike also wrote to me earlier about Radio Victory 107.4 in Portsmouth, and SouthCity FM 107.8 in Southampton. Seems like a busy month for new stations in that part of the UK!! Thanks, Mike.

September 15, 1999

Propagation - One short ping late in the evening.

23.22  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)                             5201 RAI_MF1_       MH

September 14, 1999

Propagation - Nothing noted.

September 13, 1999

Propagation - One weak burst this morning. Also one sometime this afternoon, but all I got was the MF1 from PS_Name and no PI (hence not auto-logged).

05.24  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM).                            5201                MH

September 12, 1999

Propagation - Nice strong sustained meteor burst from R Impuls.

18.48  87.6 CZE R Impuls, Brno.                                    2203 _IMPULS_       MH

September 11, 1999

Propagation - Today's meteor ping ...

12.21  87.6 CZE R Impuls, Brno.                                    2203                MH

September 10, 1999

Propagation - More activity today again ...

03.03  87.6 BEL RTBF-1, Leglise.  Pres tropo but very short        6351                MH
03.50  87.6 BEL RTBF-1, Leglise.  Pres tropo but very short        6351                MH
04.16  87.6 BEL RTBF-1, Leglise.  Pres tropo but very short        6351                MH
04.59  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)                             5201 RAI_MF1_       MH
05.32  87.6 CZE R Impuls, Brno.                                    2203                MH
06.52  87.6 CZE R Impuls, Brno.                                    2203 _IMPULS_       MH
12.55  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)                             5201                MH

September 9, 1999

Propagation - Just one ping to Italy.

19.39  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)                             5201                MH

September 8, 1999

Propagation - Interesting meteor pings today ...

02.03  87.6 TUN ERTT Int'l Service, Zarzis.                        7202                MH
03.39  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)                             5201                MH
13.37  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)                             5201                MH
21.43  87.6  S  SR-1 (multi-site)                                  E201 -SR_P1-_       MH

September 3-7, 1999

Propagation - Nothing noted.

September 2, 1999

Propagation - Tropo just before dawn, Possibly early evening E's ... Italia Radio came in for about 1 minute at RDS levels.

02.56  87.6 BEL RTBF-1 Premiere    until around 0620               6351 PREMIERE       MH
14.27  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)                             5201                MH
18.48  87.6  I  Italia R.  RT: ITALIA RADIO ITALIA RADIO           5216 ITALIA_R       MH
19.14  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)                             5201                MH

September 1, 1999

Propagation - Daytime meteor ping.

12.50  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)                             5201                MH

August 31, 1999

Propagation - Couple of pings.

02.30  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)                             5201                MH
15.32  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)                             5201 RAI_MF1_       MH

August 30, 1999

Propagation - Just an overnight meteor ping.

02.32  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)                             5201                MH

August 29, 1999

Propagation - A few meteor pings today.

02.05  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)                             5201                MH
05.55  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)                             5201                MH
08.35  87.6  I  Italia R.                                          5216 ITALIA_R       MH
10.59  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)                             5201 RAI_MF1_       MH

The Radio Authority - have their new 1999 pocketbook available. Order your copy by dialing +44 (0) 171 887 4299 (lines open 24/7 - Please allow two weeks for delivery).

Also they have updated the spreadsheet listing technical parameters for UK commercial stations, download it from their website.

August 28, 1999

Propagation - Stonger meteor ping this morning - 20 seconds.

04.49  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)                             5201 RAI_MF1_       MH

August 27, 1999

Propagation - Brief meteor ping in early hours.

04.07  87.6  I  R Italia    possibly splash from 87.7              5220                MH

August 26, 1999

Propagation - Nothing.

August 25, 1999

Propagation - Nothing.

August 24, 1999

Propagation - Meteor ping just after midnight.

00.29  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)                             5201                MH

August 23, 1999

Propagation - Meteor ping this evening.

21.14  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)                             5201                MH

August 22, 1999

Propagation - Es today to "usual" Italians and Tunisia. Unfortunately I was out until lunchtime, so missed the fun.

09.08  87.6  I  Rete Italia (AR) or (BZ)                           5212                MH
09.15  87.6 TUN ERTT Int'l Service, Zarzis.                        7202 INTER___       MH
09.49  87.6 TUN ERTT Int'l Service, Zarzis.                        7202 INTER___       MH
10.44  87.6  I  R Luna, Latina (LT)  Pop                           53FA                MH
10.44  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM).   Dominant until 12.06     5201 RAI_MF1_       MH
                RT: RAI RADIOTELEVISIONE ITALIANA NUOVI SERVIZI RDS-EON-TMC
10.53  87.6  I  Radio Gari, Cassino (FR)                           5E47 GARI_MF_       MH
12.01  87.6  I  Rete Italia (AR) or (BZ)                           5212                MH
12.28  87.6  I  Italia Radio.                                      5216                MH

August 21, 1999

Propagation - John Faulkner rang late morning to report lots of Es on Band 1 tv to Lithuania and other Baltic areas. But nothing observed on Band 2 FM.

12.06  87.6 TUN ERTT Int'l Service, Zarzis.                        7202 INTER___       MH
16.59  87.6 HUN Slager R, Gyor.      until 1750                    B206 _SLAGER_       MH
                RT: A 60-A   70-ES É  K LEGN  YO   S    REI ÉJJEL-        23  07-400
17.58  87.6  I  Italia Radio.                                      5216 ITALIA_R       MH

August 20, 1999

Propagation - Nothing.

August 18-19, 1999

Propagation - Nothing.

UK RDS - A few changes to my UK-RDS pages after observations in Cornwall and Devon.

Cornwall report - Not much to be heard in Cornwall on FM even these days. National and local radio is there but only from a few sites. Tried various sites in West Cornwall such as Penzance Sea front, Newlyn, Sancreed Beacon, Badgers Cross above Marazion. In fact the sea level locations were best in the mid-evening.

BBCR2   BBCR3    BBCR4    BBCR1    Classic FM
88.1  /  90.3  /  92.5  /  97.7  / 100.0  North Hessary Tor, Devon
88.8  /  91.0  /  93.2  /  98.4  /        Isles of Scilly
89.7  /  91.9  /  94.1  /  99.3  / 101.5  Redruth 

Pirate FM   102.2 Caradon Hill & 102.8  Redruth
BBC Cornwall 95.2 Caradon Hill, 96.0 Isles of Scilly and 103.9 Redruth
BBC Devon   103.4 North Hessary Tor

Other than these, it was bits and pieces mostly from France, despite the low pressure weather.

13/08  1645  87.6  un-id'd Spanish station
13/08  1703  93.5  fade up and down of BBC News ... Scottish news item
13/08  2025  90.9  10 seconds of German OM
13/08  2033  95.4  Fr Inter, Brest  __INTER_
13/08  2036  89.0  choral music ... Fr Musique, Le Mans ??
13/08  2045  93.0  R France Bretagne Ouest, Brest  RF_R_B_O
13/08  2055  90.9  Rire et Chansons, Brest  many jingle IDs
15/08  1400  96.8  BBC Cymru, Wenvoe
15/08  1745  93.5  Fr Inter, Rennes   // 162 kHz
15/08  2158  93.7  BBC Cymru, Haverfordwest // 96.8
15/08  2200  89.4  Fr Musique, Brest   _MUSIQUE

August 17, 1999

Propagation - Nothing.

RSL - Fundamental FM noted for a few hours in the evening on 87.7 MHz. Strangely last year I had also been hearing Parkside Hospital Radio just prior to Fundamental's RSL transmission period on 107.2 MHz.

August 16, 1999

Propagation - One meteor ping.

20.58  87.9 POL R Maryja, Lodz.                                    3232                MH

Meteor dx - Arrived home from Cornwall after the holiday (and eclipse). Had expected to find lots of meteor logs, but the Perseids disappoint again.

August 15, 1999

Propagation - Morning Es to Italy.

09.09  87.9  I  R Camaldoli Stereo, Naples.                        5045                MH
                usual multiple PS names and RT
09.23  87.9  I  R Kiss Kiss ... maybe splash from 87.8             5225                MH
09.30  87.9  I  Italia Network,                                    5244 *ITALIA_       MH
                                                                        NETWORK*

August 14, 1999

Propagation - Couple of Opalis tropo fades.

August 13, 1999

Propagation - Opalis just a couple of times.

August 12, 1999

Propagation - Nothing.

August 11, 1999

Propagation - Less Opalis on 87.9 today, just RDS-ing occasionally.

August 10, 1999

Propagation - 5 minutes of Italy in the mid evening, otherwise another Opalis day.

20.00  87.9  I  R Camaldoli Stereo, Naples.                        5045                MH
                usual multiple PS names and RT.

August 9, 1999

Propagation - Opalis FM all day fading in on 87.9 MHz.

August 8, 1999

Propagation - Bashment FM made a return to 87.5 wiping out any dx.

08.29  87.5  G  Bashment FM (pirate)                               FFFF BASHMENT       MH
08.58  87.9  F  Opalis FM.  All day long coming and going.         F937 _OPALIS_ fair  MH

August 7, 1999

Propagation - Just a meteor ping.

16.32  87.6 CZE R Impuls, Brno.                                    2203 _IMPULS_       MH

August 6, 1999

Propagation - Nothing heard.

August 5, 1999

Propagation - Just meteor pings.

09.18  87.7  F  France Inter ... multiple low power tx's           F201                MH
18.14  87.7  I  R Venere.                                          544A                MH

August 4, 1999

Propagation - Es to Spain widely reported by others, but my aerial is beaming SE.

13.38  87.6 TUN ERTT Int'l service, Zarzis.                        7202 INTER___       MH
                Reception off and on until around 1720

August 3, 1999

Propagation - Just one meteor ping.

03.31  87.6 CZE R Impuls, Brno.                                    2203                MH

August 2, 1999

Propagation - Just one late evening meteor ping.

23.36  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)                             5201                MH

August 1, 1999

Propagation - At last some action ... though with the day spent barbecue-ing for parties, I spent very little time dx-ing. What did seem apparent was the skip moved around a lot and nothing came in for very long.

08.53  87.6  I  Easy Network, Padova.                              5361 E_A_S_Y_       MH
                RT: EASY NETWORK Via Pellizzo 14 Padova
13.37  87.6 CZE R Impuls, Brno.                                    2203                MH
13.54  87.6 TUN ERTT, Int'l Service, Zarzis.                       7202 INTER___       MH
14.41  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)                             5201                MH
14.44  87.9  F  France Culture ... several listed                  F202 _CULTURE good  MH
                but AF list suggests Corsica
14.55  88.0  I  Radio Kolbe Sicilia, Noto (SR). Circuito Marconi.  5275          good  MH
                _R.K.S._  CIRCUITO  MARCONI_  SR_0931
                _573100_  MI__167_  _583583
17.24  88.0  ?  PI code suggests Slovenia, PS Name suggests Italy  9F65 STUDIO24 fair  MH
17.38  88.0  I  Publi R Network, Taranto (TA).                     50C3 PUBLIRAD fair  MH
18.15  88.0  I  KissKiss Network, where?                           5A34 KissKiss fair  MH
                                                                        Network
18.56  87.6 TUN ERTT Int'l Service, Zarzis   until 1920            7202 INTER___ fair  MH
20.12  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)                             5201                MH

July 31, 1999

Propagation - How could I get a BBC R2 PI code from random noise? Those infinite monkeys must have typed the right keys at last.

15.30  87.6  G  BBC R2 .... surely not ...                         C202                MH

July 30, 1999

Propagation - Again just meteor pings.

03.46  87.6 CZE R Impuls, Brno                                     2203 _IMPULS_       MH

July 29, 1999

Propagation - Again just meteor pings.

11.27  87.6  I  Italia Radio.                                      5216                MH
18.40  87.6 CZE R Impuls, Brno                                     2203                MH

July 28, 1999

Propagation - Same pattern as yesterday ... meteor pings, Tunisia in evening and some tropo around dawn this time.

00.32  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)                             5201 RAI_MF1_ brief MH
02.41  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)                             5201                MH
04.29  87.6 BEL RTBF-1, Leglise.         until 0745                6351 PREMIERE fair  MH
14.21  87.6 CZE R Impuls, Brno.                                    2203                MH
18.12  87.6 TUN ERTT Int'l Service, Zarzis.    until 1920          7202 INTER___       MH

July 27, 1999

Propagation - Little E's today, just brief meteor pings, until Tunisia's evening appearance. Also some minor tropo from 2000 UTC eg 90.2 _MUSIQUE and 90.4 RADIO_3_.

02.32  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)                             5201                MH
04.46  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)                             5201                MH
12.40  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)                             5201 RAI_MF1_       MH
15.41  87.6 CZE R Impuls, Brno.                                    2203 _IMPULS_       MH
17.50  87.6 TUN ERTT Int'l Service, Zarzis.                        7202 INTER___       MH

July 26, 1999

Propagation - Cloudy, cool morning, hot sunny afternoon. Tunisia bubbled around on 87.6 for some time. Then the skip distance shortened, and the muf went up, bringing Italy right up to 107.6 MHz.

12.47  87.6 TUN ERTT Int'l Service, Zarzis.  AR music, OM -13.45   7202 INTER___ fair  MH
13.46  87.65 I  Italia Network (TP).                               5241 *ITALIA_ fair  MH
                                                                        NETWORK*
14.39  87.9  I  R Maria (CO) or (SV)  YL talk                      51CC R.MARIA_ fair  MH
14.52  87.9  E  RNE Clasica, Alfabia.  Classical music             E212 RNE-CLAS fair  MH
14.52  87.9  I  R Camaldoli Stereo (NA).  Pop, DJ etc.             5045          good  MH
                Lots and lots of PS Names (as usual)  over 90 minutes
                This is the full PS Name rotation ...
                26_Lug99  Lu_16:03  **_IL_**  GRANDE+*  *POTERE*  **DELLA*
                *MUSICA*  THE*BEST  _*RADIO*  CAMALDLI  *STEREO*  FM87.900
                FM88.600  POWERKIT  *R.C.S.*  NETWORK.  TEL*166/  16-74-96
                *PER_LO*  _*SPOT*_  TELEFONA  8834700*  *SE_HAI*  PROBLEMI
                _*AMORE*  *SALUTE*  *AFFARI*  *CHIAMA*  GENNARO_  D'AURIA_
                SENSITIV  MAESTRO_  DI_VITA*  CONOSCE*  *TUTTI_I  SEGRETI*
                DI_MAGIA  *FILTRI*  D'AMORE*  +ANTIBAS  *CHE_TI*  PROTEGGE
                DA_OGNI*  **MALE**  **_PER_*  CONTATTI  8834700*  8834483*
                **0360**  28-59-25  
                
                And the full RadioText rotation ...
                RT: DEDICATO A TE CHE VUOI EMERGERE NEL CAMPO DELLA TUA ATTIVITA'
                RT: PRIVATI TELEFONA 8834483 OPPURE 8834700    QUESTO SPAZIO E'
                RT: PER LA TUA PUBBLICITA'SU QUESTE PAGINE TELEFONACI ALL'8834700
                RT: CENTRO SERVIZI MEDIATEL KIT MUSIC CAFFE'RCS NETWORK
                RT: THE BEST* RADIO CAMALDOLI STEREO FM 87.900 FM 88.600
                RT: THE BEST RADIO CAMALDOLI STEREO NETWORK TELEFONO 166-167496
                RT: GENNARO D'AURIA CARTOMANTE EXTRASENSITIVO CONOSCITORE DELLE
                RT: FONTI PIU' INCREDIBILI DEL  OCCULTO HA P    TTATO L'UNICO
                RT: TALISMANO ANTIBAS ULTRA PORTANDOLO ADDOSSO TI PROTEGGE DA OGNI
                RT: FONTE NEGATIVA  ED ANCHE ESORCISTA PER I TUOI  APPUNTAMENTI

14.55  87.9  I  Italia Network,                                    5244 *ITALIA_ good  MH
                                                                        NETWORK*
                RT: *ITALIA     ORK * via Sate  ite              RI
                RT: * EL    L       M       TORE        IO C
15.04  87.9  I  RAI-1.                                             5201          weak  MH
16.21  87.5  I  Rete Italia. (NA) likely.  pop                     5212 __RETE__ good  MH
                                                                        _ITALIA_
16.25  89.8  I  Futura Network.                                    52FF _NETWORK brief MH
16.25  90.0  I  R Maria. (NA)  YL talk                             51CC R.MARIA_ good  MH
16.27 107.5  I  Tour ?? who/where??    adverts for Napoli.         5446 __TOUR__ good  MH
                AF: 100.4  101.8  101.2  99.3  99.4
16.34 107.3  I  Radio Radicale. (PN) or (CZ)  OM talk              5210 RADIO_*_ good  MH
                                                                        RADICALE
16.36 107.6  I  R Subasio (LT).  Sung jingle ID.                                 brief MH
16.37  96.1  I  RAI-2, Monte Faito. (NA)  OM song                  5202 RAI_MF2_ good  MH
                RT: RAI RADIOTELEVISIONE ITALIANA   NUOVO SERVIZIO *RADIODATA* (RDS)
16.39 102.0  I  R Maria. (BA) or (PZ)  YL talk                     51CC R.MARIA_ good  MH
16.39 102.8  I  RTL 102.5 Hit R. (BA) or (CZ).  pop                5218 RTL102.5 good  MH
16.48 102.8  I  R Evangelo. (NA).  OM talk then silent carrier.    54C8          good  MH
                Multiple PS Names
                RADIO___  EVANGELO  TEL.081_  5872062_  FAX_081_  5873823
                COPIA___  VANGELO_  OMAGGIO_  A_TUTTI_
17.04  87.5  I  Rete Italia (NA) ... still coming in ...           5212 __RETE__ good  MH
17.13  87.8  I  Kiss Kiss FM (NA) ... corrupt RDS data  pop        5225       a! good  MH
17.14  87.6  I  Italia Network.  OM talk                           5241 *ITALIA_
                                                                        NETWORK*
                RT: *FINWORK ITALIA NETWORK VIA SATELLITE   TE DI BOLOGNA*
17.15  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)  OM talk                    5201 RAI_MF1_ fair  MH
                RT: RAI RADIOTELEVISIONE ITALIANA NUOVI SERVIZI RDS-EON-TMC
17.20  88.0  I  One O One Network (FR).                            5215 ONEOONE_ fair  MH
                                                                        NETWORK_
17.24  88.0  I  Radio Italia. (BO ?)                               5220 R_ITALIA brief MH

July 25, 1999

Propagation - Nothing today. Hot, sunny til mid afternoon, then cloudy.

July 24, 1999

Propagation - Another scorcher, but very little dx. Just two strong, but brief bursts from Italy.

14.47  87.6  I  Radiosa, Matera.  for about 8 minutes              5446 RADIOSA_ good  MH
15.20  87.6  I  Radiosa, Matera.  very good for 2 mins             5446 RADIOSA_ vgood MH
                _RADIO__  RADIOSA_  *SEMPRE*  *CON_TE*  LIVE_SU_
                INTERNET  CON_HSH_  _GRANDI_  EMOZIONI  Sa_17:20

July 23, 1999

Propagation - Much hotter sunny day today. (Had been cold and blustery the past two days).

11.55  87.6 TUN ERTT Int'l Service, Zarzis.                        7202 INTER___       MH
12.59  87.6  I  Italia Network (pres the EFMH'97 listed 87.65)     5241                MH
16.42  87.7 SVK Fun Radio, Kosice.                                 2311 FUNR           MH
16.44  87.6 CZE R Impuls, Brno.                                    2203 _IMPULS_       MH
                RT: RADIO IMPULS - CESKA MUZIKA, KTERA TE CHYTI - DOPRAVNI INFORMACE
19.06  87.6  I  Italia Radio.                                      5216 ITALIA_R       MH
19.07  87.6  I  R Venere.                                          544A                MH

July 22, 1999

Propagation - Almost nothing again today.

21.01  87.6  F  France Culture (pres). Several low power sites,    F202          brief MH
                or was this splash from 87.7 ??

July 21, 1999

Propagation - Nothing today apart from one extremely brief meteor ping.

14.26  87.6 HNG Slager R, Gyor.     Partial PS Name                B206   LAGE   brief MH

July 20, 1999

Propagation - 3 minutes of E's this morning which gave Radiosa. Then nothing til mid afternoon, when the tuner gave me R Cuore for around 3 hours, interspersed with Tunisia and France ... but no other Italians! And late this evening a fair but brief burst of Tunisia again.

07.18  87.6  I  Radiosa, Matera.                                   5446          good  MH
                RADIOSA_  *SEMPRE*  *CON_TE*  LIVE_SU_  INTERNET
                CON_HSH_  _GRANDI_  EMOZIONI  Ma_09:17  _RADIO__

15.22  87.6  I  R Cuore.    (Heard until 18.10 UTC)                532F          good  MH
                R..CUORE  _GRANDI_  SUCCESSI  ITALIANI
15.25  87.6 TUN ERTT Int'l Prgm, Zarzis.                           7202 INTER___ fair  MH
16.29  87.6  F  RTL .. 2 listed in EFMH'97 .. pres Draguignan (83) F211 __RTL___ fair  MH
19.11  87.6  I  Radiosa, Matera.                                   5446          brief MH
21.06  87.6 TUN ERTT Int'l Prgm, Zarzis.                           7202 INTER___ brief MH

July 19, 1999

Propagation - Again an E's alert from NW England, which produced just one log down here in the SE ... and the same mystery Spanish station.

18.10  88.0  E  SER ... where?  OM and music                       E279 __SER___ good  MH
                AF: 105.4
                RT: (all blank spaces)

QSL - Fax received from Ihorama (HXOPAMA) in Ptolemaida.

July 18, 1999

Propagation - Some E's today here in London. There were reports this evening around 1900 UTC of Spain/Italy heard in the North/NorthWest of England, but nothing here.

It's also been tough this weekend battling pirates on 87.6, 87.75, 87.8 and an RSL on 87.9.

16.11  87.9  I  R Camaldoli Stereo (NA).                           5045          fair  MH
                Multiple PS Names (as usual) and multiple RT.
                8834483*  _*AMORE*  D'AURIA_  DI_VITA*  *TUTTI_I
                +ANTIBAS  **_PER_*  8834700*  8834483*  Do_17:99
                *G_IL_**  *GRANDE*  **DELLA*  CENTRO_S  *STEREO*
                NETWOTK.  _*FFAR*_  **MANDNA  **MALE**
17.00  87.9  ?? classical music ... poss RNE-Classical but not strong enough for RDS

July 17, 1999

Propagation - Mixture of openings, but none great. Presumably the propagation was to the Mediterranean Sea a lot of the time (no stations!) Nothing after lunch at all.

08.17  87.9  E  RNE-Classical, Alfabia, Balearic Is.               E212 RNE-CLAS good  MH
                RT: Radio Clasica de Radio Nacional de Espana.
09.39  87.6  I  R Luna, Latina (LT)  Pop                           53FA __LUNA__ good  MH
09.44  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM).  OM, then Beatles track    5201 RAI_MF1_ fair  MH
09.50  87.5  I  R Dimensione Suono.                                5264 _*_RDS_* fair  MH
                                                                        DIMSUONO
09.53  87.9  I  R Camaldoli Stereo (NA).  Pop.                     5045 **RAND** fair  MH
                                                                        *POTERE*
                                                                        **DELLA*
09.58  87.6  I  Rete Italia (AR) or (BZ)                           5212 _ITALIA_ fair  MH

Propagation - Graham Powell in Aberdare, South Wales noted some tropo but no E's.

16.17 107.5  F  RTL, Cherbourg.  FF pop and ID                          __RTL___ excel GP
16.24 106.1  F  RTL-2, Cherbourg.  FF pop and jingle ID                 __RTL2__ vgood GP
17.09 106.6  F  R Nostalgie, unid site.  Jingle ID and Abba music                weak  GP
                maybe Saint Malo (35) - MH
17.15 105.6  F  France Info, Cherbourg (likely site).  ID                        good  GP
17.17  99.8  F  France Inter, unid site.  OM talk //162                          weak  GP
                maybe Redon (35) - MH
17.42 106.4  F  R Nostalgie, Caen (likely).  Om with ID                          fair  GP
17.54 100.7  F  RF Cherbourg, Cherbourg.  YL with ID between songs               good  GP
17.57  87.8  F  R Courtoisie, Cherbourg.  OM with ID and classical               excel GP

July 16, 1999

Propagation - Lots of Tunisia this morning.

07.35  87.6  I  Italia Radio.                                      5216 ITALIA_R       MH
09.30  87.6 TUN ERTT Inter, Zarzis.                                7202 INTER___ fair  MH
09.53  88.6 TUN ERTT National, Bou-Kornine.  OM talk               7201 NATIONAL good  MH
                AF  88.6  :  99.4  96.5  89.5
09.56  89.6 TUN ERTT National, Kasserine.  Think // 88.6           7201 NATIONAL good  MH
                AF  89.6  :  93.0  96.6  89.1  95.0  96.5
09.58  93.8 TUN ERTT International, Hmeima.  YL in German, music,  7202 INTER___ good  MH
                then "il est onze heures", and news in French.
                AF  98.2  :  92.0  93.8
10.02  93.9 TUN ERTT National, Zarzis.  OM and AR songs            7201 NATIONAL fair  MH
10.03  96.5 TUN ERTT Inter, Zaghouan.  OM song in AR, YL talk      7202 INTER___ fair  MH
10.04  99.5 TUN ERTT Inter, Ghraba.  // 96.5                       7202 INTER___ fair  MH
10.08  92.0 TUN RTCI service, Zaghouan.  YL in French.             7202 __RTCI__ fair  MH
                AF  92.0  :  98.2  95.4  93.4  99.5  93.8  101.1

I'm still very confused about which services are which in Tunisia.
Two PI codes, Three PS Names, lots of channels, and hardly any in //.

11.14  88.0  E  RNE-5, Malaga or Plasencia.  OM talk                    RNE_5___ good  MH
11.16  89.3  E  un-id, but TENT OCR10 Villafranca.                               fair  MH
                Adverts with "telefono 924....."
11.18  89.6 TUN ERTT National.  OM talk and AR song.                    NATIOANL good  MH
11.20  88.3  E  un-id.

Skywaves - printed yesterday evening and mailed Friday lunchtime.

July 15, 1999

Propagation - Then today ... lots of Tunisia on 87.6 in fact over several hours.

01.25  87.6 SVN VAL 202, Murska Subota-Pecar                       63A2          brief MH
15.33  87.6 TUN ERTT, Zarzis.   heard until 16.50                  7202 INTER___ good  MH
16.34  87.6  I  R Cuore. PS Name appeared finally at 16.53         532F R..CUORE brief MH
17.48  87.6 TUN ERTT, Zarzis.   and again                          7202 INTER___ fair  MH
20.02  87.6 CZE R Impuls, Brno.                                    2203                MH

July 14, 1999

Propagation - Nothing heard today. Yep nothing!

July 13, 1999

Propagation - Good E's after lunchtime while I was at work. Also a briefish burst in the evening quite a way up the band.

11.45  87.6  I  R Venere (by PI code)                              544A                MH
13.08  87.6 CZE R Impuls, Brno                                     2203 _IMPULS_       MH
                AF: 96.6 102.9 102.0 91.4 92.1 106.0 100.3 87.6
13.14  87.6  I  Radiosa, Matera.                                   5446 RADIOSA_ good  MH
                Multiple PS Names
                RADIOSA_  *SEMPRE*  *CON_TE*  LIVE_SU_  INTERNET
                CON_HSH_  _GRANDI_  EMOZIONI  Ma_15:13  _RADIO__
                AF list 87.6 92.4 97.8
13.44  87.6  I  R Luna, Latina (LT).                               53FA __LUNA__ good  MH
13.48  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)                             5201 RAI_MF1_ good  MH
                RT: RAI RADIOTELEVISIONE ITALIANA NUOVI SERVIZI RDS-EON-TMC
13.51  87.6  I  Italia Network (pres the EFMH'97 listed 87.65)     5241          brief MH
13.57  87.6  I  Radio Gari, Cassino (FR)                           5E47 GARI_MF_       MH
14.04  87.6  I  Rete Italia (AR) or (BZ)                           5212 _ITALIA_       MH
14.05  87.6  I  R Dimensione Suono.                                5264                MH
14.06  87.6  I  Italia R.                                          5216 ITALIA_R       MH
14.11  87.6  I  Radiosa, Matera. Again with same multiple PS's     5446 RADIOSA_       MH
14.17  87.6  I  Radio Radicale, (CN).                              5210 _RADIO_*       MH
                                                                        RADICALE

19.00  87.6  I  Italia R.                                          5216 ITALIA_R qrm   MH
19.05  88.0  E  un-id, much BBC QRM. Only non-Italian heard        E279          qrm   MH
19.14  89.4  I  Radio Radicale (TA)  OM Talk                       5210          weak  MH
19.15  89.8  I  un-id.  YL with classical (opera?) song                          weak  MH
19.17  87.6  I  Radiosa, Matera.  Same multiple PS Names           5446 RADIOSA_ good  MH
19.19  94.2  I  un-id but sounded like RAI.  OM talk about Ocalan                fair  MH
19.20 101.8  I  un-id. 2 partial PS Names                          5207 .__1UR_. fair  MH
                AF: 98.7                                                  ,707.5
19.24  96.5  I  Italia Network.                                    5241 NETWORK* fair  MH
                AF: 96.4 96.2 96.0 93.5 106.6                             TA
19.28  87.9  I  R Camaldoli Stereo (NA).  Just Silent signal.      5045 CAMALDLI good  MH
                Usual multiple PS Names
                CAMALDLI  *STEREO*  FM87.900  FM88.600  8834480*
                8834483*  **0360**  13_Lug99  _*AMORE*
                RT: DEDICATO A TE CHE VUOI E
                    THE BEST RADIO CAMALDOLI STEREO NETWORK TELEFONO    -167496
                    CENTRO SERVIZI MEDIATEL,-KIT MUSIC CAFFE'RCS NETWORK'
19.31  87.7  I  R Venere (pres).                                   544A          brief MH
                Partial PS names ...  SOLO__..  MU....__
19.35  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM).  Bob Dylan song and talk   5201 RAI_MF1_ fair  MH
19.35  87.6  I  Radiosa, Matera.  adverts (cross-fading RAI)       5446 RADIOSA_ fair  MH

July 12, 1999

Propagation - Some longer distance Es today, few signals but those that did come in came in well for some time. Very pleased to hear my first Bulgarian (anyone have the address?), and Ihorama again (this year I had the tape running!).

15.04  87.6 CZE R Impuls, Brno.  2 second meteor ping              2203 _IMPULS_       MH
16.18  87.6  I  Italia R.                                          5216 ITALIA_R brief MH
16.19  87.6  I  Radio Radicale (CN) (pres via PI code)             5210          brief MH
16.20  87.7  I  R Venere (pres via PI code)                        544A          brief MH
16.21  88.0 ??? un-id ... Partial PS Names                         5000 RENK     fair  MH
                                                                          NA  AE
                                                                          ADIC
16.28  93.8 GRC Ihorama, Kozani.  Music, OM DJ, adverts            1100 _HXORAMA good  MH
                Many PS Names
                    _HXOPAMA  _GREBENA  _92.8MHZ  _FLORINA  KASTORIA
                    _93.3MHZ  PTOL/IDA  _EDESSA_  _93.8MHZ  _KOZANH_
       other Greek stations also on 87.6  88.3  89.7 but no RDS or IDs.
16.49  87.6 TUN ERTT Int'l Service, Zarzis.                        7202 INTER___ brief MH
16.58  89.9 BUL FM+, Plovdiv.  Rock music, jingle IDs              FFFF FM+PLOVD good  MH
                RT: FM+_PLOVDIV!!_REKLAMA 032/271416
                AF: 90.3
17.23  87.6  ?  un-id ... rap music, later Sting album (complete)  no DJ, no RDS
19.21  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)                             5201 RAI_MF1_ brief MH
19.59  87.8  I  R Maria.  YL talk                                  51CC R.MARIA_ brief MH
20.01  87.5  I  Rete Italia (FI) or (NA)                           5212 __RETE__ brief MH
                                                                        _ITALIA_

Logs - Added some logs from Graham Powell for 9 & 10 July.

July 11, 1999

Propagation - We had a power cut sometime 0300-0400 UTC, which meant the PC rebooted without running RDS decoder. Had been up for 46 days 19 hours!

Then played cricket all afternoon 1200-2000, came home and found a small opening to Italy.

17.21  87.6  I  R Dimensione Suono.                                5264                MH
17.49  87.6  I  R Luna, Latina (LT)                                53FA __LUNA__       MH
20.19  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)  music                      5201                MH
20.32  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)  OM talk and music          5201 RAI_MF1_ brief MH
20.32  90.5  I  R Cuore.  OM/YL talk and music                     522F R..CUORE brief MH
                                                                        _GRANDI_
20.33  87.6  I  R Deejay (pres)                                    5214          brief MH
20.34  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)                             5201 RAI_MF1_ brief MH

July 10, 1999

Propagation - Nothing early on, but bits and pieces from 1050 onwards, again here only at the bottom of the band.

10.55  87.6  I  Radiosa, Matera.                                   5446          fair  MH
                Many PS Names
                RADIOSA_  _RADIO__  CON_HSH_  _GRANDI_  EMOZIONI
                Sa_12:56  *SEMPRE*  *CON_TE*  LIVE_SU_
11.20  91.9 POL R Muzyka Fakty, Siedlce. Mx & OM in Polish              <RMF_FM> vgood GP
                                                                        SIEDLCE_
11.55  87.7 SVK Fun Radio Bratislava                               2311          weak  MH
12.08  87.5  I  R Cuore.                                           532F          brief MH
12.13  87.5  I  R Cuore.                                           532F          brief MH
12.23  87.6 SVN Muravideki Magyar R, Lendava                       90C5 __MMR___ weak  MH
                RT:    O_MMR_LENDAVA  RIZANSKA  20    EL                _LENDVA_
12.31  87.6 TUN ERTT Int'l Service                                 7202 INTER___ brief MH
12.37  87.6 TUN ERTT Int'l Service                                 7202 INTER___ brief MH
12.41  87.7  I  R Capital, Pesaro e Urbino.  Om with ID                 _CAPITAL excel GP
12.55  87.6 TUN ERTT Int'l Service, Zarzis.  AR music, OM               INTER___ excel GP
14.06  87.6  I  Italia Radio (BA)                                  5216 ITALIA_R fair  MH
14.14  87.75ALB Albanian tv sound. Many mentions of Tirana by YL                 excel GP
14.30  87.6 HRV HR-2, Ugljan.  OM with ID and news.                     HRT-HR2_ vgood GP
14.57  90.3  I  RAI-2, (multi-tx).  Geri Halliwell song.                RAI_MF2_ vgood GP
15.04  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM).  OM talk and pop           5201 RAI_MF1_ good  MH
15.07  87.9  I  Silver R, Chieti.  Club music                           SILVER_R excel GP
15.13  88.6  I  Radio Radicale (RM).  OM talk                      5210 RADIO___ brief MH
                                                                        RADICALE
15.14  89.7  I  un-id
15.15  87.6  I  R Dimensione Suono.  Ad's, promo's, jingles        5264 _*_RDS_* good  MH
                                                                        DIMSUONO
                RT:R.D.S. NEWS OGNI ORA L'INFORMAZIONE PIU' COMPLETA SU R.D.S.
                   PER CONOSCERE LE FREQUENZE DI R.D.S. IN     A IT     167  55305
                   UNA CANZONE     TE 0                            E SUONO U.C.P.T.
15.23  90.1  I  RAI-2, un-id site.  Pop music                           RAI_MF2_ good  GP
15.27  87.9  I  R Camaldoli Stereo.  Phone-in.  Lots of PS Names        CAMALDLI excel GP
                                                                        *R.C.S.*
15.38  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo.  OM talk.                            RAI_MF1_ good  GP

July 9, 1999

Propagation - Some activity to Tunisia this morning. Nothing all afternoon, but * WOW * big opening to Rome in the evening.

03.43  87.6  I  RAI-1                                              5201 RA             MH
08.37  87.6 TUN ERTT Int'l Service.                                7202 INTER___       MH
08.43  87.6 TUN ERTT Int'l Service.                                7202 INTER___       MH
09.32  87.6 TUN ERTT Int'l Service.                                7202 INTER___       MH

15.28  91.75 ?? Russian OM/YL tv soundtrack                                      good  GP
15.31  87.7  D  MDR Kultur, Chemnitz.  OM talk                          MDR_KULT vgood GP
15.32  87.8  I  R Fantasy, Napoli (pres).  English pop & part ID        87.8_FM_ good  GP
16.06  87.5  I  R Base, Parma (?).  Pop music and YL talk               _R_BASE_ good  GP
16.32  87.6  I  Italia R (BA)                                      5216 ITALIA_R       MH
16.46  87.6  I  R Subasio (PS).  Again at 16.59                    52FD SUBASIO_       MH
17.04  87.6  I  Rete Italia (AR likely) or (BZ)                    5212 __RETE__       MH
                AF: 104.3: 87.6 96.8 97.1 97.6 97.7 104.7 104.8         _ITALIA_
17.09  87.5  I  R Dimensione Suono (PG likely) or (ME)             5264 DIMSUONO fair  MH
17.10  87.5  I  Rete Italia (FI) or (NA)                           5212 _ITALIA_ fair  MH
17.12  87.6  I  Radio Gari, Cassino (FR)  OM DJ with pop.          5E47 GARI_MF_ brief MH
17.12  87.9  I  R Camaldoli Stereo (NA).  OM talk and music.       5045          good  MH
                So many PS Names it was more like a newspaper!
                *SALAMA*  SEHIAMIV  DI_VITA*  CONOSCE*  *TUTTI_I  SEGRETI*  DI_MAGIA
                *FILTRI*  D'AMORE*  +ANTIBAS  *COTEGI*  DA_OGNGE  DA_OLEI*  **MALE**
                **_PER_*  CONTATTI  8834700*  8834483*  **0360**  28-59-25  *ME*BEST
                CAMALDLI  *STEREO*  FM87.900  FM88.600  *R.C.S.*  *SE_HAI*  *AFFARI*
                RT: THE BEST* RADIO CAMALDOLI STEREO FM 87.900 FM 88.600
                    PER LA TUA PUBBLICITA'SU QUESTE PAGINE TELEFONACI ALL'8834700
                    GENNARO D'AURIA CARTOMANTE EXTRASENSITIVIO CONOSCITORE DELLE
17.16  87.8  I  RAI-1, Monte Morello (FI).                         5201 RAI_MF1_ fair  MH
17.17 107.6  I  "100FIORI" who/where?                              5244 100FIORI brief MH
17.19  88.6  I  Radio Radicale, Rome (RM).  OM talk.               5210 RADIO___ good  MH
                                                                        RADICALE
17.20  90.0  I  R Maria (NA).  Talk                                51CC R.MARIA_ brief MH
17.21  90.1  I  One-O-One Network, Rome (RM)  Pop.                 5215 ONEOONE_ good  MH
                                                                        NETWORK_
17.22  90.5  I  R Cuore. (where?)  Music and adverts               522F R..CUORE fair  MH
                                                                        _GRANDI_
17.23  91.7  I  RAI-2 Monte Mario (RM) (likliest). Ads and traffic 5202 RAI_MF2_ good  MH
                Extensive AF list which is too long for here.
17.27  92.4  I  RTL Roma.  Rock music, ID jingle.                  5317 RTL_ROMA good  MH
17.32  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM).                            5201 RAI_MF1_ good  MH

       then a fade out ... but I did catch RAI-UNO TV on channel "D"

18.06  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)                             5201 RAI_MF1_ good  MH
18.08  88.6  I  Radio Radicale (RM)                                5210 RADICALE good  MH
18.08  90.1  I  One-O-One Network (RM)                             5215 ONOOONE_ good  MH
                                                                        NETWORK_
18.13  87.6  I  R Luna, Latina. (LT).  Pop, YL talk xding RAI      53FA __LUNA__ fair  MH
18.17  87.8  I  Kiss Kiss FM (NA) ... very corrupt RDS             5225 B-----aa fair  MH
18.18  87.9  I  Onda Rossa (RM).  No RDS ... had to do this the old way!!        good  MH
                      YL with "Giornale Radio de Onda Rossa"
18.35  87.8  I  un-id ... very corrupt RDS   Latin type music      5225 B-----aa fair  MH
18.40  87.5  I  R Dimensione Suono. (PG)  Adverts, ID              5264 DIMSUONO fair  MH

       Later on we're now getting tropo enhancement presumably an inversion.
       Usual candidates: Opalis 87.9, Musique 89.4, Radio_3 90.4 & VRT-1 on 95.7 etc

July 8, 1999

Propagation - Another very hot, still day - no thunderstorms - and little radio activity.

18.06  87.6 HNG Slager Radio, Gyor                                 B206 _SLA           MH
19.32  87.6 TUN ERTT Int'l Service.  OM talk and music             7202 INTER___ fair  MH

July 7, 1999

Propagation - Just meteor pings today. Very hot and sunny, but no thunderstorms (unlike yesterday).

04.23  87.6  I  RAI-1   (heard OM  but not strong enough for RDS)                      MH
04.57  87.6  I  RAI-1                                              5201                MH
05.55  87.6  I  RAI-1                                              5201                MH
22.10  87.6 CZE Impuls, Brno                                       2203                MH

July 6, 1999

Propagation - Stayed on 87.9 overnight. Lots of Opalis bursts via tropo, but also one big one to Poland lasting around 3 minutes.

Nothing all day on 87.6 MHz apart from Premiere (Belgium) occasionally breaking through the noise. Then at 1702 R Cuore alone for 16 minutes. Couple of brief flashes of other PI's in the intervening hours.

Then ... WOW ... more Italy and Tunisia up til 2130 UTC. E's this late !!

06.46  87.9 POL R Maryja, Lodz.  Listed in EFMH'97 with 400 W      3232 R>MARYJA       MH
                RT: KATOLICKI GLOS W TWOIM DOMU                         __LODZ__
                                                                        87,9_MHZ

17.02  87.6  I  R Cuore (FR)                                       532F R..CUORE       MH
                AF Head: 90.4                                           _GRANDI_
                AF List: 92.4 92.7 94.8 95.3 99.2 99.4 90.5 90.6        SUCCESSI
                         96.2 97.1 98.1 98.2 99.6 100.0 100.5 101.4     ITALIANI
                         100.2 100.3 91.1 91.3 98.4 99.1

17.42  87.6 TUN ERTT.                                              7202                MH
18.46  87.6  D  Bayern 4, Dillberg (most likely)                   D314                MH
20.43  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)  + usual RT                 5201 RAI_MF1_       MH
                AF Head: 87.6
                AF List: 92.3 95.5 92.5 95.7 93.9 88.5
                         90.1 89.7 88.7 87.9 94.3
21.18  87.6  I  R Cuore (FR)                                       532F R..CUORE       MH
21.29  87.6 TUN ERTT Int'l, Zarzis                                 7202 INTER___       MH
                AF Head: 99.5
                AF List: 92.0 101.8 97.2

July 5, 1999

Propagation - Another frustrating day. Stations bubbling at the bottom of the band from time to time, but only ever very briefly.

06.26  87.6  I  RAI-1                                              5201                MH
14.06  87.6 ??? un-id Arabic ... also un-id AR on 87.9 & 89.7                          MH
15.09  87.6  I  R Luna, Latina (LT). with pop music                53FA                MH
15.10  87.6  I  RAI-1     with full RT.   OM talk.                 5201 RAI_MF1_       MH
15.48  87.5  I  un-id. (R Venere has this PI and is listed here)   544A                MH

Pictures - Lack of dx has even allowed me to take some snapshots of the house & aerial. Enjoy!

July 4, 1999

Propagation - Some Sporadic E around lunchtime to Italy at the bottom of the band. Earlier John Faulkner had multiple Italians per channel all the way up the band around 1045 UTC.

10.28  87.6  I  Easy Network, Padova (TV)                          5361 E_A_S_Y_       MH
                RT: EASY NETWORK Via Pellizzo 14 Padova
11.24  87.6  I  Italia Radio, (BA)                                 5216 ITALIA_R       MH
                RT: ITALIA RADIO ITALIA RADIO
11.51  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)                             5201 RAI_MF1_       MH
12.05  87.5  I  Rete Italia - 2 listed (FI) (NA)          5212 __RETE__ _ITALIA_ qsb   MH
                AF Head: 104.3
                AF List: 87.6 97.1 96.8 104.7 104.8 97.6 97.7
                RT: AEV Technical Service Tel. ++39 51 950433 Email: service@aev.net
                RT: AEV Broadcast Equipment --- Visit AEV on internet at www.aev.net
12.13  87.9  I  R Camaldoli Stereo (NA)                            5045                MH
12.31  89.4  I  Futura Network Hitradio                   52FF _ITALY__ _FUTURA_       MH
                                                               NETWORK_ HITRADIO
                                                               TEL.0932
                RT: tiesseci Automazione Radiofonica  Viale Europa 15, 21100    ese.
                RT: tiesseci - Tel 0332 / 289164, 289177. Messaggio Test RadioText.
                AF: 88.7 88.8 89.2 90.0 90.2 91.3 92.5 92.7 93.4 95.9 96.5 97.5 98.2
                    98.4 99.2 101.6 102.7 103.0 103.2 105.3 106.2 88.5 96.4 89.4
12.38  87.6  I  Dimensione Suono - 2 listed (BS) (LU)              5264                MH
13.28  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)                             5201 RAI_MF1_       MH
18.57  87.6  I  Easy Network, Padova (TV)                          5361                MH

July 3, 1999

Propagation - One very strong meteor ping which brought in Radio Base Agro on 87.5 MHz ... so strong in fact that although I was tuned to 87.6 I got the RDS.

06.16  87.5  I  R Base Agro Stereo, Pagani (SA)           5245 __BASE__ __AGRO__       MH
                                                               LA_RADIO 919014__

Non-DX - Two more London pirates noted with RDS.

22.00 107.4  G  Lush FM                                            68AA LUSH__FM good  MH
22.05 100.3  G  Rinse FM "The Rinse"                                    RINSE_FM weak  MH

July 2, 1999

Propagation - nothing to report.

July 1, 1999

Propagation - One strong meteor ping but that was all.

03.57  87.6  I  RAI-1 including full AF list and partial RT        5201 RAI_MF1_       MH

June 30, 1999

Propagation - Only meteor pings again. A Finnish dxer reported Wales/Stoke briefly via Es this morning around 0920 GMT.

04.00  87.6 CZE Impuls, Brno                                       2203 _IMPULS_       MH
04.22  87.6 CZE Impuls, Brno                                       2203 _IMPULS_       MH
09.35  87.6  I  RAI-1                                              5201                MH
14.07  87.6 CZE Impuls, Brno                                       2203 _IMP  S_       MH

June 29, 1999

Propagation - RAI crept in just before midnight (GMT) via meteor.

23.57  87.6  I  RAI-1                                              5201 RAI_MF1_       MH

June 28, 1999

Propagation - Nothing to report today.

June 27, 1999

Propagation - Nothing noted. 87.6 is splattered by both R Wimbledon and a pirate. Also a pirate on 87.9 in addition to the satelite tuner spurious emission from Southall on 87.85 ... in fact a quick scan produced 13 other pirates in the 100-108 MHz range alone, obviously there are yet more between 88-100 MHz. Weekends are definately not good times for dx-ing from here.

Non-dx - Following London pirates noted today with RDS

14.00 102.0  G  ??                                                      OUTCAST_ qrm   MH
18.00  99.3  G  Upfront FM                                         6944 UPFRONT_ good  MH
18.05 103.6  G  Flex FM                                            35AB __FLEX__ v gd  MH
18.07 102.0  G  ??                                                      DJ_XFADE qrm   MH
18.10  92.5  G  Taste FM                                           D2FE TASTE_FM fair  MH
18.15  90.2  G  Pure Magic                                         1356 PURE_MGC fair  MH
22.45  90.4  G  Vogue FM                                           35AB VOGUE_FM fair  MH
22.50 101.2  G  Unique FM                                               _UNIQUE_ fair  MH

RSL - RM-FM from Croydon heard here on 107.0 MHz. Phone no for dedics 682 9200.

16.00 107.0  G  RM-FM, Croydon.      pop music and talk                          weak  MH

June 26, 1999

Propagation - Just a couple of meteor bursts again to (guess where) RAI-1.

01.37  87.6  I  RAI-1                                              5201 RAI_MF1_       MH
04.28  87.6  I  RAI-1                                              5201 RAI_MF1_       MH

June 25, 1999

Propagation - No E's today and barely any meteor either - just a tiny "burst" this evening. Have had some tropo to France - usual candidates eg Opalis 87.9, Musique 89.4 etc.

20.03  87.6  I  RAI-1                                              5201                MH

June 24, 1999

Propagation - Absolutely nothing today ... at least in unattended 87.6 monitoring mode.

June 23, 1999

Propagation - It had to happen ... Sporadic E to Poland while I was at work. EFMH '97 lists Radio Dla Ciebie on 72 MHz channels and 100.8 101.1 101.9, but 87.6 is obviously "new" and 101.0 replaces 101.1 at least per the AF list received today.

04.12  87.6  I  RAI-1                                              5201 RAI_MF         MH
09.27  87.6  I  Italia Network  (presume the EFMH listed 87.65)    5241     LIA_       MH
10.25  87.6 POL R Dla Ciebie                                       3B3B __RDC___       MH
                                                                        87.6_MHz
                AF Head: 87.6                                           __2:42__
                AF: 100.8 101.0 101.9                                   _Ostrow_
                                                                        __Maz.__
      RT: 00-977 Warszawa, ul. Mysliwiecka 3/5/7  reklam  - 621-13      _1.644Hz
      RT:     kie Radio - Regionalna Roz  osnia "R     dla C  bie" S.A
22.37  87.6  I  RAI-1                                              5201 RAI_MF1_       MH

June 22, 1999

Propagation - No E's today and hardly any meteor either - just a 5 group "burst" this afternoon.

15.56  87.6  I  Rete Italia                                        5212 _ITA           MH

June 21, 1999

Propagation - No E's today. Big meteor ping from Croatia at midnight, and a "usual" one from Italy later.

00.00  87.6 HRV HR-2, Uglian (per EFMH'97)                         6342 HRT-HR_2       MH
                AF Heads: 98.1 91.9 99.2 98.1 89.0
                AF: 99.4 93.3 99.2 96.1 90.5 96.9 103.4 99.0 97.5 105.3 87.6 89.0
04.07  87.6  I  RAI-1                                              5201 RAI_MF1_       MH

June 20, 1999

Propagation - Lots of Tunisia today on 87.6. In fact I even drove into work at 1020 GMT listening to it on the car radio, yet nothing else dx-wise was coming in. A pretty steady signal with slow fades. More like a tropo or shortwave type signal.

01.50  87.6  I  RAI-1                                              5201                MH
07.59  87.6 TUN ERTT                                               7202 INTER___       MH
08.12  87.6 TUN ERTT                  YL talk and music            7202 INTER___ good  MH
09.29  87.6 TUN ERTT                  YL/OM and music              7202 INTER___ good  MH
                AF Head 99.5    AF: 92.0 101.8 97.2
10.09  87.6 TUN ERTT                                               7202 INTER___ fair  MH
17.27  87.6 TUN ERTT                                               7202 INTER___       MH
18.05  87.6 TUN ERTT                                               7202 INTER___       MH

Non-dx - And of course being the weekend, lots of London pirates.

08.11  88.4  G  Ice FM                                             1234 _ICE_FM_ good  MH
08.17  90.4  G  Vogue FM                                           35AB VOGUE_FM fair  MH
08.18  90.2  G  Pure Magic                                         1356 PURE_MGC qrm   MH
08.32 103.6  G  Flex FM                                            35AB __FLEX__ vgood MH

RSL - And lastly, Radio Wimbledon is now on-air on 87.7 broadcasting coverage of the imminent Lawn Tennis Championships.

08.00  87.7  G  Radio Wimbledon      tape loop of 1998 highlights  C095 WIMBLEDN weak  MH
                RT: The official radio station of the Lawn Tennis Championships 1999

June 19, 1999

Propagation - Saw the postings today with Finland getting Turkey, Russia and Italy, also Turkey being heard in Belgium ... but here ... another duff day.

03.38  87.6  I  RAI-1                                              5201                MH
17.22  87.6  I  Italia R (BA)                                      5216 ITALIA R       MH

June 18, 1999

Propagation - At last some action ... not a lot but some. I'm on late shifts at the moment, so didn't wake up til 0930. Hence the slight tune around to 88.6 - but nothing much else seemed to be coming in. Unattended again 1040+, and didn't appear to miss much.

00.30  87.6  I  Radiosa, Matera                                    5446                MH
04.17  87.6  I  RAI-1                                              5201                MH
04.25  87.6 CZE R Impuls, Brno                                     2203                MH
07.14  87.6  I  Italia R (BA)                                      5216 ITALIA_R       MH
                RT: ITALIA RADIO ITALIA RADIO
07.37  87.6  I  Radiosa, Matera                                    5446                MH
08.37  87.6  I  Rete Italia (BZ)                                   5212 __RETE__
                AF: 104.3 96.8 104.7 87.6 97.1 97.7 97.6 104.8          _ITALIA_       MH
08.49  87.6  I  RAI-1                                              5201 RAI_MF1_       MH
08.54  87.6  I  Rete Italia                                        5212                MH
08.56  87.6  I  Italia R (BA)                                      5216                MH
09.25  87.6  I  RAI-1                                              5201 RAI_MF1_       MH
                RT: 'RAI RADIOTELEVISIONE ITALIANA NUOVI SERVIZI RDS-EON-TMC '
                AF: 87.6 87.9 94.3 92.5 95.7 89.7 88.7 92.3 95.5 87.9 88.5 90.1
09.30  88.6  I  Radio Radicale                                     5210 RADIO___
                                                                        RADICALE       MH
10.59  87.6  I  RAI-1                                              5201 RAI_MF1_       MH
15.15  87.6 CZE R Impuls, Brno                                     2203 _IMPULS_       MH
                AF: 96.6 91.4 92.1 106.0 100.3 87.6 89.0 100.9 102.9 102.0
                RT:         PULS - CESKA        RA - T    YTI_DOPRAV  NFORMACE

June 17, 1999

Propagation - One ping to Impuls.

02.27  87.6 CZE R Impuls, Brno                                     2203 _I  ULS_       MH

June 16, 1999

Propagation - Just some meteor pings to Italy.

05.36  87.6  I  RAI-1                                              5201                MH
22.29  87.6  I  RAI-1                                              5201                MH
22.46  87.6  I  RAI-1                                              5201                MH

June 15, 1999

Propagation - Wow ... a different station ... though again only one ping and about 16 RDS groups.

18.39  87.6  I  R Subasio             (Partial PS only)            52FD   BA           MH

June 14, 1999

Propagation - And again ... just one meteor ping ... though this one did result in >16 RDS groups unlike yesterday's which gave just 2 groups.

20.31  87.6  I  RAI-1                 AF: 89.7 88.7                5201 RAI_MF1_       MH

June 13, 1999

Propagation - Repeat performance again ... just one meteor ping.

02.30  87.6  I  RAI-1                                              5201                MH

June 12, 1999

Propagation - Just 1 meteor ping noted to Italy, no Sporadic E noted again today.

02.55  87.6  I  RAI-1                                              5201                MH

June 11, 1999

Propagation - Just 3 meteor pings to Italy, no Sporadic E noted again today.

03.10  87.6  I  RAI-1                                              5201 RAI_MF1_       MH
04.30  87.6  I  RAI-1                                              5201                MH
16.12  87.6  I  RAI-1                                              5201                MH

June 10, 1999

Propagation - Only meteor pings, no Sporadic E noted today. Nice to get VAL 202, also Impuls again. Apparently Impuls only switched on RDS on 8 June, so my log two days ago must be one of the first with their RDS. (Thanks, Jan!)

03.02  87.6 SVN VAL 202, Murska Subota-Pecar                       63A2                MH
05.36  87.6  I  RAI-1                                              5201                MH
05.48  87.6  I  RAI-1                                              5201                MH
15.30  87.6 CZE Impuls, Brno                                       2203                MH
18.25  87.6 CZE Impuls, Brno                                       2203 _IMPULS_       MH

June 9, 1999

Propagation - Overnight meteor pings, no obvious Sporadic E noted today, though John Faulkner thinks that there was some to Spain/Portugal early on. Then nothing for the rest of the day.

02.16  87.6  I  RAI-1                                              5201                MH
04.17  87.6  I  RAI-1                                              5201 RAI_MF1_       MH
07.51  87.6 POR Seixal FM                                          8042 SEIXALFM       MH
09.01  87.6  E  Onda Cero Radio, (Plasencia?)                      E2EE                MH

June 8, 1999

Propagation - Overnight meteor pings, no Sporadic E noted today. Best meteor pings noted at 2101-2104 ... yes they were 2 separate sustained ones.

03.36  87.6  I  RAI-1                                              5201                MH
03.41  87.6 CZE Impuls, Brno                                       2203 _IMPULS_       MH
04.39  87.6  I  RAI-1                                              5201                MH
06.29  87.6  I  RAI-1                                              5201                MH
21.01  87.6  I  RAI-1                                              5201 RAI_MF1_       MH
                RT: 'RAI RADIOTELEVISIONE ITALIANA NUOVI SERVIZI RDS-EON-TMC '
21.03  87.6  I  RAI-1                                              5201 RAI_MF1_       MH
                RT: 'RAI RADIOTELEVISIONE ITALIANA NUOVI SERVIZI RDS-EON-TMC '

June 7, 1999

Websites - found the following Italian radio sites with frequency listings ... Radio Venere, Lattemiele, Radio Company and Radiosa. Thanks also to Fabrizio Carnevalini.

RDS - Note that R Venere has changed PI code ... now 544A, last year 5A0D.

Propagation - overnight meteor pings, a small Sporadic E opening at 1007 and a little bigger one at 12.30-1305 to Italy. Short, weak opening to Spain around 1655.

01.51  87.6  I  RAI-1                                              5201                MH
03.30  87.6  I  RAI-1                                              5201                MH
04.48  87.6  I  RAI-1                                              5201                MH
07.25  87.6  I  RAI-1                                              5201                MH

10.07  87.6  I  Italia Radio                                       5216 ITALIA_R       MH
                RT: ITALIA RADIO ITALIA RADIO
10.28  87.6  I  RAI-1                                              5201 RAI_MF1_       MH
10.57  87.6  I  RAI-1                                              5201                MH

12.33  87.6  I  Radiosa, Matera                                    5446           weak MH
                PS Names: _RADIO__ *SDIOSA_ RADIOSA_ *SEMPRE* LIVE_SU_
12.37  87.95 I  R Laser (MT)                                       5C0B   LASE    weak MH
12.44  87.7  I  R Venere, Lecce (LE)  pop & DJ                     544A           QSB  MH
12.45  87.9  I  R Company (FG)        pop, DJ with ID, pop         5A71 COMPANY_  weak MH
                AF: 93.2 97.8
12.48  87.8  I  Lattemiele (BA)       YL advert, pop               5355 LATMIELE  weak MH
                AF Heads: 92.7 92.0 103.5
                AF: 100.3 92.7 106.6 94.0 105.5
12.50  87.7  I  R Venere, Lecce (LE)  pop, talk, adverts           544A VENERE_   fair MH
                PS Names: E_PRCC._ LERZA___ LECCE___ DA______ VENERE_
                RT:____Broadcast Equipment       AEV on internet at www.aev.net
                AF: 101.7 91.7 87.7 96.8 106.0 102.1 104.3 91.5
12.55  87.5  I  un-id

16.55  87.7  E  un-id ... no RDS                                                  QSB  MH
16.57  88.0  E  SER ... 2 listed in EFMH'97 ... Cieza likliest?    E279 __SER___  weak MH

June 4, 1999

Propagation - Another mid-evening Sporadic E to Italy ... I was at work, so the following is from the unattended RDS log. Thanks to Herman Wijnants for checking PI codes, also of course the All Time FM log. Of course 87.9 here could include 87.85 and 87.95 offset channels.

18.59  87.9  I  R Camaldoli Stereo (NA)                            5045                MH
18.59  87.9  I  un-id                                              51FF                MH
19.00  87.9  I  RAI-1                                              5201                MH
19.06  87.9  I  Italia Network                                     5244 *ITALIA_       MH
                RT: *ITALIA NETWORK * via Satellite                     NETWORK*
                RT: * ELPITEL TELECOM RIPETITORE DI REGGIO CALABRIA
19.08  87.9  I  likely R Margherita, Palermo                       5042                MH
19.15  87.9  I  R Maria                                            51CC R.MARIA_       MH
19.21  87.9  I  likely R Margherita, Palermo                       5042                MH
19.30  87.9  I  R Maria                                            51CC                MH
19.47  87.9  I  un-id                                              5275                MH

RSL - Vodafone FM noted on 87.7 MHz for the Derby race meeting this coming weekend at Epsom.

June 3, 1999

Propagation - meteor pings detected as follows

00.30  87.6  I  RAI-1                                              5201                MH
03.26  87.6  I  RAI-1                                              5201 RAI_MF1_       MH

June 2, 1999

Propagation - meteor pings detected as follows

07.34  87.6  I  RAI-1                                              5201                MH
07.43  87.6  I  RAI-1                                              5201 RAI_MF1_       MH
20.05  87.6 BEL RTBF-1, Leglise   (jet scatter?)                   6351                MH
23.33  87.6 SVN VAL 202, Murska Subota-Pecar                       63A2                MH

May 31, 1999

Propagation - meteor pings detected as follows

03.14  87.7  F  France Culture, Strasbourg                         F202 _CULTURE       MH

May 30, 1999

Propagation - meteor pings detected as follows

02.00  87.7  F  France Culture, Strasbourg                         F202                MH

May 27, 1999

Propagation - Nothing heard today.

UK websites - Found Choice 96.9 FM's website after a lot of fruitless searching.

May 26, 1999

Propagation - Brief Es to Italy 1115-1130 at bottom end of band

11.15  87.9  I  Radio 105 (BA)    brief with pop                   5211 _RADIO__ brief MH
11.19  87.5  I  Antenna 1 (BA)    brief with talk and pop          501C ANTENNA1 brief MH
11.26  87.55 I  un-id             distorted audio, Religious mx                  brief MH
11.28  87.6  I  Radiosa, Matera   pop and talk                     5446          fair  MH
                      many PS  LIVE_SE_ LIVE_SU_ INTERNET CON_HSH_ _GRANDI_ EMOZIONI
                      AF listed 97.8 as main channel, also 87.6 92.4 

May 25, 1999

Propagation - Nothing heard today.

Spain - here are RNE, Cadena100 and CanalSur frequency lists (Mark Hattam)

May 24, 1999

Propagation - Got home this evening to find RAI-1 had been and gone on 87.7.

 09-18 87.7 I   RAI-1, Punta Bore Tesino  (unattended reception)        RAI_MF1_       MH

Propagation - Many reports today of Sporadic E ... 1200-1630 up to 144 MHz. Generally dx-ers in UK/Benelux hearing Spain, Portugal, Algeria and Tunisia.

May 17, 1999

Propagation - Reports today of Sporadic E ... 0645-0705 Italy I-A tv seen in UK, 1215-1250 German tv seen in Finland, 1500-2015 Band 1 tv including Syria & Moldova seen in Holland and UK, 1600-1700 Bulgaria 87.6 & Romania 89.9 heard in Finland.

May 16, 1999

Propagation - Reports today of some Sporadic E ... Austria heard Greece/Turkey around ???? UTC, N Ireland watched ?? around 1700, John Faulkner reports watching Hungary & Russia on R1, Spain & Portugal on E2, and hearing Spain/Portugal up to 93 MHz eg Seixal FM on 87.6, R Litoral Oests, Obidos on 91.0 between 1700-1800.

May 14, 1999

Propagation - Reports today of some Sporadic E ... Hull UK heard Spain 88.0 89.1 around 1200 UTC, Holland watched RTVE & Portugal on E2/E3 around 1200, Germany watched Spanish E4 tv around 1248 UTC.

April 30, 1999

Propagation - Continuing the log, Germany faded back in around 0110 ...

0119  107.1  D  DLF/Bremen 2            YL classical song          D210 __DLF___ fair  MH
0123   99.8  D  NDR-2, Steinkimmen      "Alle Hits" Queen track    D382 _NDR_2__ fair  MH
0125   98.1  D  NDR-2, Aurich           // 99.8                    D382          weak  MH
0130   93.8  D  un-id                   YL DJ with Depeche Mode                  QRM   MH

Nothing special heard at breakfast time (0800 UTC). Too long past dawn!

April 29, 1999

Propagation - Nice warm day, still air in evening and a lift ...

2200   99.8  D  NDR-2,Steinkimmen       pop music                  D382 _NDR 2__ good  MH
                RT: 'NDR 2 - Radio für den ganzen Norden '
                RT: 'NDR 2 - Serviceline: 0180 5117722   '
2225  107.1  D  DLF/R Bremen 2, Bremen  talk                       D210 __DLF___ fair  MH
                ID at 2300 "Deutschlandfunk und Radio Bremen zwei"
                RT: 'CODERSTANDORT BREMEN            (BREMERHAVEN)       PI-CODE D210'
2234  106.5  F  France Info, Boulogne   talk                       F206 __INFO__ good  MH
2235  105.2  F  France Info, Lille      talk                       F206 __INFO__ good  MH
2236  103.7  F  France Inter, Lille     music                      F201 _INTER__ good  MH
2236  103.3  F  France Inter, Boulogne  music                      F201 _INTER__ good  MH
2239   98.0  F  France Culture, Lille   talk                       F202 _CULTURE good  MH
2240   95.5  F  Frequence Nord, Boulogne  pop                      F905 RF_FNORD good  MH
2241   94.7  F  Frequence Nord, Lille   pop                        F905 RF_FNORD good  MH
2243   90.2  F  France Musique, Neufchatel   classical music       F203 _MUSIQUE good  MH
2244   89.4  F  France Musique, Boulogne     classical music       F203 _MUSIQUE fair  MH
2245   87.9  F  Opalis FM, Montreuil    pop                        F937 _OPALIS_ fair  MH
2250   88.0 HOL NOS-2, Smilde           pop and talk                             fair  MH
2352  104.6 BEL Radio 21, Tournai       pop                        6354 RADIO_21 fair  MH
2353  103.9  F  Europe 1, Boulogne      talk                       F213 EUROPE_1 weak  MH
2356  102.6 BEL RTBF-3, Tournai         classical music            6353 RADIO_3_ fair  MH

April 17, 1999

FM Logs - Updated the All Time logbook. Some more un-id's id'd using EFMH'97, and a lot of ITU codes corrected. It's in PDF format and downloadable from this page. If you notice errors, can help with un-id's or have additional logs, I'd be happy to receive them.

April 12, 1999

UK RDS - I've updated a few items on the UK RDS pages. No doubt they'll be more updates soon. Thanks to Sally de Renzy-Martin, Dave Jones, Mike Banbrook and Jeff Kitching for their recent help and submissions.

April 4, 1999

FM Logs - I've completed a provisional All Time logbook. It's in PDF format and downloadable from this page. If you notice errors, can help with un-id's or have additional logs, I'd be happy to receive them.

March 24, 1999

FM Logs - I've completed the initial annual compilation of FM logs covering 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998. They're in PDF format and are downloadable from this page. I'm now assembling an All-Time FM log, which at the moment is a error-corrected compilation of these 4 annual logbooks. If you notice errors, can help with un-id's or have additional logs, I'd be happy to receive them.

March 23, 1999

WDXC QSL - I've just updated the online WDXC QSL Columns ... now up to Feb 1999.

RSL? - Punjabi FM were testing earlier on 87.7 MHz, over-riding Insanity FM who are licenced there. If they are an RSL, they're very amateurish at present.

Propagation - Conditions very flat recently. Some slight enhancement this evening for the usual French stations, 105.2 Info, 104.7 Inter, though not 94.7 Frequence Nord.

March 1, 1999

RSL - Insanity FM are back on 87.7 ... one of the better RSL stations around these parts.

February 27, 1999

Logbook - I've just finished compiling the 1998 compilation FM logbook. It's a 42 page PDF document made up from the 1998 editions of Skywaves magazine, the magazine of the British FM & TV Circle.

February 23, 1999

Propagation - Finnish DXers note some Band 1 TV Sporadic E today.

Es TV conditions noted around 1755 with Switzerland on channel E2. Also signals fading on
channels E3 and E4!

From the FM TV DX Web Page.

February 15, 1999

QSL - Canadian Forces Halifax (CFH) sent a QSL card, letter and schedule for their WEFAX services.

Propagation - Big jump in Solar Flux and Sunspot Number over the past couple of days. Consequently the MUF has risen to Band 1 TV frequencies, up to R2 etc ... see the solar activity image from DXLC.

Ian Roberts reports from Johannesburg to the FM TV DX Maillist ...

Last night there were very peculiar F2 and TEP conditions between our 2.00pm and 10.00pm,
around 12.00-20.00 UTC. Full spectrum of TV video and audio carriers. Carriers were received
up to E3 video and R2 video, including R1 audio. Countries: Germany E2, Equatorial Africa E2,
R1 vision and sound from transmitters north-east of Yugoslavia. Many others also...
Watch the north/south path in the late afternoon/early evening for the next week, in particular if the A-index goes below 5 or so!!!!!

February 9, 1999

RDS - Magic 105.4 in London has changed RDS PS Name from __magic_ to __MAGIC_

February 8, 1999

FM - FLR has launched on 107.3 and is currently on a clear channel as received here. Luckily not too strong ... 16dB on the Sony ... so DX has a chance on 107.2 and 107.4 given continuation of non-pirate activity.

Sporadic E - Finnish DXers report Sporadic E today 0800+ on Band 1 and later up to 107 MHz from France, UK and Germany. Nothing noted here.

Es TV conditions on channel R1 with Tent. Hungary around 0845. Around 0900 also Austria
on channel E2A, Italy on channel ItA and Slovenia on channel E3. Around 0955 Germany
very strong on channel E2 and around 1000 some Italian FM stations fading for a few minutes
below 91 MHz. At 1010 Germany also fading on TV channel E4. From around 1130 some FM
stations from Germany, Holland, France etc. fading on the FM band all the way up to 107 MHz.
Germany still on TV channel E2. Nothing on TV or FM after 1230. TV Es Conditions again
in the evening around 1635 with Belgium on channel E3 and Holland on channel E4. Denmark
also strong on TV channel E3 around 1650. E's FM Conditions around 1715 for 10 minutes with
stations from Holland. Nothing on TV after 1730 but around 1745 England on FM with around
5 BBC R2 and BBC R3 transmitters under 94 MHz.

From the FM TV DX Web Page.

February 5, 1999

Propagation - Been away from 7am 2/2/99 - 3pm 5/2/99 ... and came home to find _SLAGER_ memorised on 87.6.

RDS - Various updates to the Commercial RDS listing thanks to James Cridland.

FLR FM - RDS is now turned on ... FLR107.3 ... but very poor here today due to pirate QRM. Possible PI code is C594.

February 1, 1999

RSL - One to add to the list is Pulse Radio 87.7 broadcasting from the London School of Economics on 87.7 MHz.

FLR FM - are definately not (yet) radiating RDS.

January 31, 1999

FLR FM - FLR have commenced test broadcasts. They are the new local station for Lewisham and SE London, and are broadcasting on 107.3 FM. Unfortunately only poor reception is possible here due to pirates Beat FM on 107.2 and Lush FM on 107.4.

January 29, 1999

RDS - Updated the UK commercial station RDS listing.

January 8-17, 1999

HFFAX - Uploaded some more images.

January 5, 1999

HFFAX - Uploaded some recent images obtained using Fax Decoding Software running on my Mac. I've shrunk them in size but some are still a bit big. So read before you click!

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