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
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.
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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