This is a compilation of all the logs and news items that have appeared on this site in August 1998.
Some external links may no longer be valid though they did work at the time of writing.
August 31, 1998
Propagation - Nothing noted.
August 30, 1998
Propagation - Nothing to note.
QSL - Added recent QSL Report issues to the website.
August 29, 1998
Propagation - Nothing noted apart from usual French stuff ... even these not particularly strong.
RSL - Presumably the RSL for the Notting Hill Carnival noted on 87.7, though too much QRM from the Southall satellite relay pirate on 87.8.
August 28, 1998
Propagation - France (Lille etc) strong, also Wallonie on 101.8 MHz, but very little else.
August 26-27, 1998
Propagation - Less meteor pings noted these two days ... still nothing ID. Minor bursts of Belgium via tropo/jetscat. Weather forecast has high pressure over the UK this weekend. Continuing reports of auroral propagation from Finland, but I can't turn the aerial round to North even if it extended down here.
August 24-25, 1998
Propagation - Occasional meteor pings throughout day and night. Nothing ID as longest burst was around 1 second. Lit the RDS indicators on the Sony, but nothing decoded.
August 22-23, 1998
Propagation - Weekend pirates blatted most of the Band again. Nothing special noted.
August 21, 1998
Propagation - Tunisia bubbling in on 87.6.
11.10 87.6 TUN Inter Programme YL DJ and music 7202 INTER___ MH
August 20, 1998
Propagation - Slight tropo towards Belgium as most days recently - but not great.
August 19, 1998
Propagation - Tunisia left on RDS display sometime between 0430 and 0900. Sp E or meteor?? Nothing else all day.
04-09 87.6 Inter Programme (unattended reception) INTER___ MH
August 18, 1998
Propagation - Some tropo enhancement this morning with Germany on 107.1. This evening Begium and France starting to pick up too.
04.00 107.1 un-id probably Sudwestfunk OM talk and music weak MH
August 17, 1998
Propagation - Early morning tropo opening to France and Belgium. Conditions noted improving from around 0200, until a general deterioration around 1000.
08.25 88.0 F Fr Culture songs // 88.3 94.0 98.0 99.7 F202 _CULTURE fair MH 08.30 107.1 F Radio Bleue older type songs weak MH 09.20 99.1 BEL Radio 21 OM in Fr, songs RADIO_21 fair MH 09.22 98.3 BEL Musique 3 classical music // 96.6 6353 MUSIQUE3 fair MH 09.23 97.1 F Fr Musique classical music // 89.4 90.2 F203 _MUSIQUE fair MH 09.25 96.1 BEL Premiere oldies // 621 kHz and (non-enhanced) 87.6 good MH 09.27 95.4 F Fr Inter talk // 92.7 96.4 96.5 99.6 103.3 103.7 __INTER_ good MH 09.29 90.4 BEL Radio 3 Classical music 6303 RADIO_3_ fair MH
RSL - Justice FM on 87.7 is indeed being run by Acton Police. Address: c/o Acton Police Station, 250 High Street, Acton, London W3. It's on-air til Wednesday August 19, and is a children's summer project promoting cycle safety.
August 16, 1998
Propagation - Only this one station heard due to much QRM. But where is it
Kjell Tunsäter suggests Publi Radio Network in Italy.
11.20 88.0 un-id PUBLIRAD MH
Website - Added a comments form for you (the reader) to fill in if you desire.
August 15, 1998
Propagation - Fair number of meteor pings 0530-0700. Only clear channels here in London are 107.1, 107.2 and 107.3 ... heard various bursts of French, German and ?? East European on 107.2 but nothing ID'd. Later noted VUKOVAR- had registered on the RDS for 107.2.
07-12 107.2 un-id (unattended reception) VUKOVAR- MH 15.00 R2 un-id some pictures - lots of QSB MH
RSL - Heard Justice FM on 87.7 from Acton at 0715. This RSL is being run by Acton Police it appears. However, it's barely audible due to interference from pirates on 87.5 and 87.8.
RSL - Also heard something like Heartside Hospital Radio on 107.2 at 1230, though this might be a pirate relay since BBC R2 was here earlier this week. Later the RSL Fundamental FM was heard on 107.2 from Battersea.
August 14, 1998
Propagation - Nothing to report.
August 13, 1998
Propagation - Nothing heard here all day. Dave Kenny rang with an alert at 1930 UTC, Estonia reportedly being heard though he was hearing Portugal on 87.6 ... but nothing here.
August 12, 1998
Propagation - No E's and the tropo has almost died away. Much windier today as a weather front heads this way from the NW. 94.7 and 92.3 are the only listenable "dx" signals.
The Perseids peaked tonight at 2300 UTC, but nothing heard at all.
August 11, 1998
Propagation - Weak Germany around 0100, better at 0700 until fade out around 0900. Nothing to note afterwards.
This evening some return of tropo but only to Lille etc and weak Belgium by 2230.
Much better reception has been reported by John Faulkner in Nottinghamshire who is nearer the Northern edge of this particular high pressure system. London seems not to be favoured at this time. The high temperatures (31C again today) are giving good nighttime enhancement presumably due to temperature inversions over sea paths.
01.03 106.7 D WDR-1 OM with news weak MH 01.08 93.9 D WDR-4 easy listening music, OM DJ WDR_4___ weak MH 07.15 107.0 D WDR-1 // 106.7 weak MH 07.20 99.2 D WDR-2 news read by YL fair MH 07.22 92.8 D un-id YL with pop music weak MH 07.24 90.7 D un-id OM with ticket info for concert 0180 -- 444 fair MH 07.27 88.0 D Radio 5 ezl music, talk abt George Bush D395 RADIO_5_ good MH 07.28 87.6 D HR-3 Country music, news, wx, pop D363 _HR3____ good MH
TV - On the ixTV PCI card, I watched S4C from Wenvoe.
00.43 ch 47 G S4C athletics, adverts, weather and closedown weak MH
August 10, 1998
Propagation - Continuing tropo reception to the East particularly Belgium, and late night weak Germany. Same logbook as yesterday in general. Also an early morning Arabic un-id.
06.35 87.6 un-id Arabic ... probably Tunisia 21.50 89.4 F France Musique Classical music // 90.2 89.8 F203 _MUSIQUE fair MH 21.54 92.8 BEL Wallonie pop // 92.3 101.8 6352 WALLONIE fair MH 21.59 104.6 BEL Radio 21 pop // 99.1 6354 RADIO_21 fair MH
TV - Also using my new ixTV PCI card, I watched Meridian tv from 3 sites using the FM aerial.
22.50 ch 42 G Meridian, Hannington Meridian Masterclass good MH 22.53 ch 43 G Meridian, Bluebell Hill Meridian Masterclass fair MH 22.55 ch 58 G Meridian, Midhurst Meridian Masterclass good MH
August 9, 1998
Propagation - Tunisia came in on Sporadic E between 0900-1200 on 87.6 MHz.
09-12 87.6 TUN Inter Prgm (unattended reception) INTER___ MH
Propagation - Continuing tropo reception to the East particularly Belgium.
20.57 102.6 BEL Musique 3 Classical music and FR OM 6353 MUSIQUE3 good MH 21.00 101.8 BEL Wallonie time check, weather, news 6352 WALLONIE fair MH 21.00 101.1 BEL Wallonie // 101.8 92.3 6352 WALLONIE good MH 21.00 92.3 BEL Wallonie // 101.8 101.1 6352 WALLONIE good MH 21.02 100.4 G Medway FM ID and pop weak MH 21.03 99.7 F France Culture OM talk // 98.0 etc F202 _CULTURE fair MH 21.04 99.5 BEL Musique 3 Classical music // 102.6 6353 MUSIQUE3 fair MH 21.05 99.1 BEL Radio 21 pop 6354 RADIO_21 good MH 21.07 98.3 BEL Musique 3 Classical music // 102.6 99.5 6353 MUSIQUE3 fair MH 21.08 96.6 BEL Musique 3 Classical music // 102.6 99.5 etc 6353 MUSIQUE3 good MH 21.09 94.4 F France Inter OM talk // lots eg 103.3 103.7 F201 __INTER_ fair MH 21.10 90.4 BEL Radio 3 JAZZIMUT prgm 6303 RADIO_3_ good MH 21.12 90.2 F France Musique Classical music // lots F203 _MUSIQUE fair MH 21.13 87.9 F Opalis FM pop, jingles F937 _OPALIS_ good MH
August 5, 1998
Propagation - Found Tunisia had been and gone by 1030 on 87.6 MHz.
-1030 87.6 TUN Inter Prgm (unattended reception) INTER___ MH
RDS - KFM have changed their PS name on 101.6 from KFM_1016 to __K_F_M_. Can't get sufficient signal on their other channel of 96.2 to check the PS name there. The UK RDS list has been updated.
August 4, 1998
Propagation - One dx station heard at 1500, popping up over Belgium
15.00 87.6 HNG Slager Radio pop record, OM DJ _SLAGER_ brief MH
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