DX Radio DX News - March 2000

This is a compilation of all the logs and news items that have appeared on this site in March 2000.

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

March 31, 2000

Unlicenced - Rinse FM are back on 87.6 MHz ... RDS RINSE_FM PI:8760 ... taking live shouts on 07977 966272. Panjab FM not noted on-air yet today ... but since their licence doesn't officially start until 1 April, they shouldn't have been on Weds or Thurs.

March 30, 2000

RSL - Panjab FM noted broadcasting music & songs on 87.7 MHz 1800-1940 UTC from Southall. RDS: PANJAB__ PI:C095. Announcing test transmissions but with a listener phone in line 0181 574 9591 and advertising music albums. (Thanks also to James)

March 29, 2000

RSL - Radio Panjab 87.7FM - (Ealing, W.London/Southall,Middx) Indian station for Vaisakhi celebrations heard broadcasting test transmissions on Wednesday evening between 7:30pm and 9pm with a slogan something along the lines of "The best music station - Panjab FM 87.7" - licence due to start on 1 April through until 15th April. (James Vertigan)

Unlicenced - Also new pirates noted on such frequencies as 96.0, 105.6 and 106.4 MHz. (Mark)

March 27, 2000

RDS - Mercury FM has now replaced Oasis on 96.6 MHz for St Albans/Watford. RDS: MERCURY_. PI: C786.

RDS - BBC London Live replaces BBC GLR. RDS name the very imaginative BBCLondn.

RDS - Crash FM in Liverpool has renamed itself "Juice". RDS now _Juice__. (Thanks Neil). And their website is currently "offline for updating".

March 24, 2000

RDS - Waves R, Peterhead is radiating WAVES_FM as its RDS Name since Dec 99 (Phillip Dack).

March 23, 2000

Propagation - One meteor ping this morning. 87.6 is still sandwiched between Rinse FM on 87.5 and RSLs on 87.7 MHz.

06.19  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)                             5201 RAI_MF1_ brief MH

March 20, 2000

Propagation - Couple of meteor pings this morning. First for weeks that were strong enough for RDS.

06.01  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)                             5201 RAI_  1_ brief MH
06.02  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo (RM)                             5201     MF_1 brief MH

March 2, 2000

MW - County Sound in Guildford are now broadcasting on 1566 kHz and have ceased their 1476 kHz channel.

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