DX Radio DX News - July 1999

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

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

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
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