This is a compilation of all the logs and news items that have appeared on this site in February 2000.
Some external links may no longer be valid though they did work at the time of writing.
February 29, 2000
Pirate RDS - Bassline FM were using RDS Monday evening on 97.9 MHz. PI:0FFF PS: BASSLINE
February 20, 2000
RDS - Slough pirate Point Blank FM has changed frequency yet again and is now on 96.1 MHz.
Propagation - Again a decent size meteor ping to France this morning.
08.43 87.7 F France Culture, Strasbourg. F202 _CULTURE fair MH
February 19, 2000
RDS - Yet another London pirate on-air with RDS, The Oscillator FM on 90.8 MHz.
00.50 90.8 G The Oscillator FM 2334 OSC.90.8 strng MH
February 18, 2000
Propagation - Big meteor ping to France in the afternoon. Longest duration for some time.
00.41 87.7 F France Culture, Strasbourg F202 ULTURE short MH 14.12 87.7 F France Culture, Strasbourg F202 _CULTURE good MH
February 17, 2000
RDS - BBC Radio 1 changes PS Name to Radio_1_ - Thanks Neil for the tip.
Propagation - Couple of meteor pings, plus the BBC Radio 1 change of PS Name.
00.59 87.7 F France Culture, Strasbourg F202 brief MH 02.13 87.7 SVK Funradio, Kosice 2311 brief MH 11.19 87.7 F France Culture, Strasbourg F202 _CULTURE fair MH 13.32 98.5 G BBC Radio 1 .... with new PS Name C201 Radio_1_ strng MH
February 16, 2000
Propagation - Nothing noted.
February 15, 2000
Propagation - Another London pirate gains (or rather regains) RDS with a different PI code than previously.
01.45 92.7 G The Mac, London 59AD _MAC_FM_ strng MH
February 14, 2000
Propagation - Couple of meteor pings. Rinse FM back on but weaker and now without horizontal polarization it appears.
01.06 87.7 F France Culture, Strasbourg. F202 brief MH 13.54 87.7 SVK Funradio, Kosice 2311 brief MH
February 13, 2000
Grundig - Knut Otterbeck sent me a link to his Grundig Satellit website with details about all models.
February 11, 2000
DDH47 - DDH47 came through nice and clearly on 147.3 kHz for their last special broadcast commemorating 100 years of maritime radio in Germany. They have a website too (mostly in German). I've transcribed the entire broadcast (but for obvious reasons it won't be online here until after the end of March, which is their deadline for reception reports).
Propagation - Rinse FM have finally disappeared from 87.6 MHz, but alas there is still another pirate on that channel although rather weak here. No meteor pings yet noted here or on 87.7 MHz.
February 10, 2000
Propagation - Minor tropo to usual French and Belgian sites in the early hours, but no real dx noted.
00.43 90.4 BEL Radio 3, Egem. classical music 6303 RADIO_3_ fair MH 00.46 94.7 F Frequence Nord, Lille music F905 RF_FNORD fair MH 00.51 103.7 F France Inter, Lille talk F201 __INTER_ fair MH 00.52 105.2 F France Info, Lille talk F206 __INFO__ fair MH 02.40 89.8 F France Musique, Abbeville classical music F203 MUSIQUES fair MH
February 9, 2000
Propagation - Monitored 89.9 MHz. Interesting when BBC R2 does pop up occasionally, but no real dx noted.
Italy MW - Steve Whitt is asking for details about RAI's local MW stations. He's currently got three sets of information which contradict each other.
February 7-8, 2000
Propagation - Monitored 87.9 MHz to no avail.
February 6, 2000
Propagation - Still some tropo in the early hours but it was quietening down.
03.34 97.1 F France Musique, Mantes-la-Jolie. classical F203 MUSIQUES weak MH
February 5, 2000
Propagation - At last some action as the high pressure weather moved SE into Europe.
06.15 87.9 F Contact FM, Le Touquet. Pop F931 CONTACT_ fair MH Multiple PS Names CONTACT_ ___FM___ TOUQUET_ HESDIN__ 10.19 88.0 D SR-1, Gottelborner Hohe. adverts, ID, pop weak MH 10.23 88.7 F France Musiques, Lille. classical music F203 MUSIQUES fair MH 10.23 89.2 F France Musiques, Reims. classical music F203 MUSIQUES fair MH 10.24 89.4 F France Musiques, Epinal or Boulogne. Class music F203 MUSIQUES fair MH 10.24 89.8 F France Musiques, Abbeville classical music F203 MUSIQUES fair MH 10.25 90.3 D un-id German ... probably WDR-5 weak MH 10.25 90.4 BEL Radio 3, Egem. classical music 6303 RADIO_3_ good MH 10.25 90.5 BEL RTBF-2 Wallonie, Liege. songs 6352 WALLONIE good MH 10.26 90.8 BEL Radio 21, Profondeville talk weak MH 10.27 92.6 HOL NOS-2, Lopik Dutch talk fair MH 10.28 92.8 BEL RTBF-2 Wallonie, Profondeville. songs 6352 WALLONIE fair MH 10.30 93.9 D un-id German WDR-4?? adverts, weather reports weak MH 10.31 95.1 D WDR-3, Langenberg. classical music D393 _WDR_3__ fair MH 10.33 96.6 BEL RTBF-3, Anderlues classical music 6353 MUSIQUE3 good MH 10.34 95.6 BEL Radio 21, Liege. pop 6354 RADIO_21 good MH 10.35 96.1 BEL RTBF-1, Premiere, Wavre. music 6351 PREMIERE good MH 10.36 96.8 F France Inter, Reims. song, OM talk F201 __INTER_ fair MH 10.38 98.0 F France Culture, Lille. talk F202 _CULTURE fair MH 10.39 99.1 BEL Radio 21, Anderlues pop 6354 RADIO_21 good MH 10.40 99.5 BEL RTBF-3, Liege. classical music 6353 MUSIQUE3 good MH 10.42 100.2 G Dream 100 FM ID and pop weak MH 10.43 101.1 BEL RTBF-2, Wallonie, Wavre songs 6352 WALLONIE fair MH 10.44 101.4 BEL Studio Brussel, Genk OM talk (Flemish) weak MH 10.45 101.8 BEL RTBF-2, Wallonie, Tournai songs 6352 WALLONIE fair MH 10.47 101.9 D WDR-5, Stolberg music D395 weak MH 10.49 106.0 BEL RTBF-1, Premiere, Tournai OM talk 6351 PREMIERE fair MH 10.51 104.7 D un-id German ... probably WDR-1 weak MH
February 4, 2000
RAJAR - The UK Radio website has details of the latest RAJAR listening statistics and responses from various stations.
February 2-3, 2000
Propagation - Nothing noted from home. Did get a fade up of Century (Winter Hill) on 105.4 while south of the M4 near the A46 junction (just east of Bristol) around 2235.
February 1, 2000
Propagation - Brief tropo or tropo scat to Contact on 87.9
16.05 87.9 F Contact FM, Le Touquet. F931 brief MH
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