This is a compilation of all the logs and news items that have appeared on this site in January 2000.
Some external links may no longer be valid though they did work at the time of writing.
January 25-31, 2000
Propagation - Nothing noted at all. Bottom end of the band is completely over-ridden by Rinse FM on 87.6 MHz. They are strongest around J5 on the M4 indicating they're around the Slough / Langley area.
January 24, 2000
Propagation - Brief German ping on 107.1 MHz.
11.04 107.1 D B5 Aktuel, Ochsenkopf D315 brief MH
January 23, 2000
Propagation - Pirate again on 107.1 MHz.
15.48 107.1 G Outcast EA49 OUTCAST_ fair MH
London Pirates - Also noted the following pirates with RDS ... 88.4 _ICE_FM_ ... 92.5 TASTE_FM ... 100.3 RINSE_FM ... 103.8 N-POWER_ ...
Note that there are two RINSE_FM's, 87.6 is in West London (perhaps Langley), 100.3 is in SE London.
January 20-22, 2000
Propagation - Nothing noted dx-wise on 107.1 MHz. The bottom end is still swamped by RINSE_FM on 87.6 MHz.
WRTH - WRTH Publications have made available a listing omitted from the WRTH 2000 book, namely that of the National Shortwave Services ... ie domestic SW stations. As their PDF file is huge and contains page breaks mid-line, I have used their data and produced my own documents. One or other of them should meet your needs. There's a DOC, an XLS, a PDF, a HTML and a TXT file all linked from here.
January 19, 2000
Propagation - But ... it couldn't last. Rinse FM back on 87.6 MHz. So back to 107.1 tonight.
01.29 87.6 TUN ERTT Int'l Service, Zarzis 7202 IN R_ brief MH 06.30 87.6 CZE R Impuls, Brno 2310 brief MH 20.11 87.6 G Rinse FM, pirate music 8760 RINSE_FM loud MH
January 18, 2000
Propagation - 87.6 is clear today !!
06.36 87.6 I RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM) 5201 brief MH
January 17, 2000
Propagation - Weak tropo to usual France Musique outlets.
22.16 89.4 F France Musique, Boulogne classical music F203 MUSIQUES fair MH 22.17 89.8 F France Musique, Abbeville classical music F203 MUSIQUES fair MH
January 16, 2000
Propagation - Tuned around to start with, then left it on 107.1, but again just found another pirate.
03.05 87.5 G Bashment FM, pirate music FFFF BASHMENT loud MH 19.14 107.1 G Outcast, pirate music EA49 OUTCAST_ fair MH
January 13-15, 2000
Propagation - Tried 87.9 again, but nothing doing.
January 12, 2000
Propagation - Rinse FM obviously noticed the RSL had gone off-air, and moved from 87.5 to 87.6 MHz changing their PI code appropriately.
01.07 87.6 G Rinse FM, London pirate music 8760 RINSE_FM loud MH 04.09 87.7 F France Culture, Strasbourg F202 brief MH 08.24 87.7 SVK Funradio, Kosice 2311 brief MH
January 11, 2000
Propagation - Still a fairly splatter free channel on 87.7 MHz.
02.23 87.7 F France Culture, Strasbourg F202 brief MH 06.07 87.7 F France Culture, Strasbourg F202 brief MH
January 10, 2000
Propagation - The Arabic RSL in Ealing finished yesterday, but left its carrier on overnight. Pirate Rinse FM still on 87.5 MHz.
10.58 87.7 SVK Funradio, Kosice 2311 brief MH
January 9, 2000
Propagation - Tried 87.9, but nothing here apart from Asian pirate in Southall.
January 8, 2000
Propagation - Monitored 99.5 all day, but just Radio 1 made it through in the early morning.
January 7, 2000
Propagation - Weak tropo to Belgium. Many channels still blocked by pirates.
23.00 90.4 BEL Radio 3, Egem classical mx 6303 fair MH
January 3-6, 2000
Propagation - Nothing worthy of noting.
UK RDS list - Signal Cheshire becomes Imagine, and KFM becomes Mercury, plus other changes. RDS list updated. Thanks to Trevor and Jeff.
Joerg's unid - One contribution so far ... come on you polyglots!! Have a listen.
January 2, 2000
Propagation - Weak tropo to France.
09.00 87.9 F Contact FM, Le Touquet pop music F931 CONTACT_ fair MH Very fast changing RDS CONTACT_ ___FM___ TOUQUET_ HESDIN__ RT was the standard AEV Italy factory setting Date/Time was approx 2 hours 20 mins behind reality 09.04 88.4 G Ice FM music 1234 _ICE_FM_ good MH 09.04 89.4 F France Musique, Boulogne classical music F203 MUSIQUES fair MH 09.05 89.8 F France Musique, Abbeville classical music F203 MUSIQUES fair MH 09.06 90.2 F France Musique, Neufchatel classical music F203 MUSIQUES fair MH 09.07 94.7 F Frequence Nord, Lille talk F905 RF_FNORD strng MH 09.08 95.5 F Frequence Nord, Boulogne talk F905 RF_FNORD fair MH 09.09 96.0 F France Culture, Neufchatel talk F202 _CULTURE fair MH 09.10 98.0 F France Culture, Lille talk F202 _CULTURE good MH 09.12 103.3 F France Inter, Boulogne talk F201 __INTER_ good MH 09.13 103.7 F France Inter, Lille talk F201 __INTER_ fair MH 09.14 105.2 F France Info, Lille talk F206 __INFO__ good MH 09.15 106.5 F France Info, Boulogne talk F206 __INFO__ fair MH 09.30 100.2 G Dream100 FM talk, pop, adverts weak MH
January 1, 2000
Propagation - Nothing noted on FM ... but did try for SAQ on 17.2 kHz 1200-1330. Think I got some CW at 1235-1240 and again 1305-1319. But very weak and almost buried in local tv buzz etc.
Y2k - Everything fine here (as expected), though I have seen two incoming emails apparently dated as Year 100.
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