DX Radio DX News - August 1999

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

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

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

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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
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