DX Radio DX News - 2006

This is a compilation of all the logs and news items that have appeared on this site in 2006.

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

Saturday 27 October 2006

YouTube - video with Tom Anderson remembering the Mi Amigo sinking in 1980.



September 19, 2006

Big L - re-appeared on 1395 kHz AM this afternoon, with a good signal from the transmitter site at Trintelhaven in the Netherlands. It's off-air from 1900-2200 BST during Albania's agreed use of the channel. There are some photos of the transmitter site on the Big L Forum. Sure enough they signed back on with London Calling at 2200 BST - good signal.

September 15, 2006

Ocean FM - has re-branded itself as just Ocean with RDS name _OCEAN__. (Thanks, Fabien.)

September 13, 2006

Original 106 - 106.0 coming through into South Bucks in between the London stations, and mixing with Belgium on the car radio. 106.6 MHz has little chance with Time1066 in Slough.

September 12, 2006

Original 106 - began test transmissions this morning on 106.0 from Chillerton Down on the Isle of Wight, and on 106.6 from Crabwood Farm (covering Winchester) and Mannings Heath (covering Poole). PI: C384 and PS original. (Thanks, Fabien.)

September 7, 2006

Kiss 105 - added the new RDS name __Kiss__ to their 4 East Anglian channels. (Thanks, Matt.)

Q103 - updated Q103's station name and RDS __Q103__ to their two channels. (Again, thanks, Matt.)

September 4, 2006

VIBE FM - is in the process of re-launching as Kiss. Both the Bristol (Vibe 101) and East Anglian (Vibe FM) stations are airing test transmissions, and their old vibe websites now re-direct to TotalKiss.

September 3, 2006

Revival FM - the new community station from Cumbernauld serving North Lanarkshire and East Dunbartonshire will begin broadcasting at 2pm on Sunday 3 September on 100.8 MHz. Revival FM's website.

Original 106 - the new regional station covering the south coast from Southampton plans its launch for 1st October at 11am. Original106's website.

RDS pages - I've done a big update of my UK Commercial RDS page. Hopefully it is now up to date and accurate. Please use the feedback form to tell me about any changes.

September 2, 2006

2-TEN FM - have changed their PI to C361. Additionally the 97.0 outlet (with its rebroadcast on 103.4) changes to C461 and 102.9 changes to C561 during advert breaks and separate programming.

August 28, 2006

RSL - Heard over the past week on 87.7 MHz, Siemens Championships Radio covering the World Rowing Championship held at Dorney Lake, Eton. Overnight (all night) they had a short repeating voice ID loop which made IDing easy. Couldn't detect any RDS, probably due to the close attention of SKFM also still on 87.7 MHz from South Kilburn. Website World Rowing Championships

August 27, 2006

Susy Radio - are back on-air for another 28 day RSL on 531 kHz MW widely heard across Southern Britain and the near continent especially during the daytime. Susy Radio website.

August 8, 2006

RSL - Noted on 87.9 MHz Blink_fm from High Wycombe, operating from 1 August for 28 days. Reaches as far east as Beaconsfield before the channel gets overcome by pirate QRM. Website Blink FM.

RSL - And from here into NorthWest London 87.7 MHz has now got SKFM broadcasting from South Kilburn from 31 July for 28 days ... RDS: _SKFM___ Website SKFM .

August 1, 2006

Community Radio - BCB, the community station (ex Access Radio station) in Bradford, has moved from 96.7 MHz to 106.6 MHz. BCB's new website.

Brunel FM - Brunel FM in Swindon are currently testing prior to their launch at 10am on 2 September. RDS: _BRUNEL_ Website Brunel FM.

July 31, 2006

pirate - What was this station heard around the M5/A30 junction near Exeter last night on 104.0 ... ? HEAVENö2

Mark, that is our local pirate down here ps HEAVEN-2 keeps popping up on 104 now and again. Surprised Ofcom haven't shut it down before now, tx is somewhere in Topsham area of Exeter I think. (Mark P, Devon)

July 15, 2006

RSL - One of the other stations on 87.7 MHz in the past couple of weeks was "Radio Verulam" from Hemel Hempstead ... playing mostly oldies music (presumably automated overnight). Website Radio Verulam. So that's four stations on 87.7 all audible here. No wonder R Wimbledon barely got out of SW19.

June 25, 2006

RSL - WIMBLEDN RSL on 87.7 MHz. Fantastic bit of frequency planning going on this year ... Just about hear them east of Hangar Lane on the A40. But anywhere west of that, they're either smothered by a station in Hayes/Southall, and further out near the M25 by RADIOWEY. RDS is WIMBLEDN. Mind you 87.9 isn't exactly very usable either.

11.00  87.7  G  Radio Wimbledon           Preview of AECLTC tennis      WIMBLEDN fair  MH

June 16, 2006

RSL - Cookham Summer FM coming in this morning on 87.9 in South Bucks PS: COOKHAM_ along with un-id Italians on 87.9 and 87.8 and Shine FM on 87.9 MHz. Curiously Cookham were radiating an EON flag on their RDS, and rather more annoyingly were radiating CT approx 1hr6min behind real time. Website Cookham FM. On-air from June 12th for 4 weeks.

June 14, 2006

RSL - Radio Wey FM (RSL from Weybridge in Surrey) came in this morning on the car radio on 87.7 MHz here in South Bucks ... very weak signal but the RDS RADIOWEY formed almost instantly. Website RadioWey. On-air from June 11th for 4 weeks.

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