DX Radio DX News - November 1999

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

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

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
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