DX Radio DX News - April 2001

This is a compilation of all the logs and news items that have appeared on this site in April 2001.

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

April 29, 2001

Propagation - 87.7 was clear overnight after Panjab finished its RSL and before TUBE Radio start theirs.

01.41  87.7  F  Fr Culture, Strasbourg                             F202 _CULTURE brief MH

RSL - TUBE Radio began their RSL on 87.7 MHz from Ealing this morning at 8am. Studio phone number is 020 8758 8477 and they've got a website at www.tuberadio.co.uk. (Thanks, James)

April 25, 2001

RDS Change - BBC Essex has split into north and south variations. Interesting that neither channel is AF-ing the other.

21.57  95.3  G  BBC Essex                Keith Skues               CE11 BBC.Essx good  MH
                RT: 'News, Information, Entertainment...from the BBC in south Essex  '
21.59 103.5  G  BBC Essex                Keith Skues               C811 BBC_Essx good  MH
                RT: 'News, Information, Entertainment...from the BBC in north Essex  '

April 24, 2001

Propagation - Unexpected overnight tropo to the West Country and South Coast.

00.15 103.5  G  Southern FM, Brighton    pop, ID // 102.4                        fair  MH
00.20 105.6  F  Fr Info, Cherbourg       music // 105.2 106.5 (beam 200)         fair  MH
01.58  97.5  G  Ocean FM                 music                     C986 OCEAN_FM fair  MH
                RT: 'OCEAN FM *** 97.5 *** ALWAYS PLAYS THE BEST SONGS ON THE RADIO *'
02.05  96.7  G  Ocean FM                 music                                   weak  MH

April 23, 2001

Propagation - Unexpected overnight tropo to the West Country and South Coast.

22.45  95.5  G  BBC R Bristol            talk                      C412 BBC_Bstl good  MH
                RT: 'BBC Radio Bristol               ...the voice of the West        '
22.50  97.2  G  GWR FM, Swindon          Graham Torrington                       fair  MH
22.55 103.2  G  Power FM, Southampton    pop                       C79D POWER_FM good  MH
                RT: '103.2 POWER FM ******** THE MOST MUSIC ACROSS THE SOUTH ********'
23.00 103.9  G  BBC Wales                BBC WS News                             fair  MH
23.01 104.3  G  BBC Wiltshire, Naish Hill  talk                    CC12 BBC_Wlts good  MH
                RT: 'BBC Wiltshire Sound             ...It's Your Voice              '
23.03 107.4  G  R Victory, Portsmouth    pop, jingle IDs                         weak  MH
23.20  95.6  F  France Musiques          classical mx              F203 MUSIQUES good  MH
23.22  96.1  G  BBC R Solent             talk                      C912 BBC_Slnt good  MH
                RT: 'BBC Radio Solent                ...the sound of the South       '
23.31 103.6  G  BBC Wiltshire, Blunsdon  5 live nx //104.3                       fair  MH
23.37 103.8  G  BBC 3CR                  talk                      C711 BBC_3CR_ good  MH
                RT: 'News, Talk & Music from the BBC  for Beds, Herts & Bucks        '
23.50  94.7  G  BBC Heref'd Worcs (pres) talk                                    qrm   MH

April 17, 2001

Propagation - One very brief bit of meteor to Sweden - only action for days.

17.05  87.9  S  SR P1                                              E201 -S  P1-_ brief MH
                RT: '                            uk, jakt'

April 10, 2001

Propagation - Some minor tropo to the North this lunchtime. And a very brief bit of meteor to Sweden.

11.55 106.0  G  Century FM               pop music, ID                           weak  MH
12.00 103.4  G  Hallam FM                ID, News                                weak  MH
12.05  95.6  G  BBC WM                   Travel news                             weak  MH
12.16 105.2  G  Wave 105                 Pop                       C3AD WAVE_105 good  MH
                RT: '***105.2***105.8***THE SOUTH'S BETTER MUSIC AND GREAT TALK******'
14.56  87.9  S  SR P1                                              E201       -_ brief MH

April 9, 2001

Propagation - Some minor tropo to the West this lunchtime.

13.15 103.9  G  BBC R Wales, Wenalt      gardening phone-in //882                weak  MH
15.57 104.7  G  BBC R Gloucestershire    What's on's, ID, News                   QSB   MH

April 8, 2001

Propagation - More local RT.

00.30  97.3  G  News Direct, London      news                      C486 N.DIRECT excel MH
                RT: 'NEWS DIRECT 97.3FM 24 HOUR NEWS FOR LONDON. TRAVEL ON THE ONES. '

April 7, 2001

Propagation - Checked 102.6 to see what RDS the ex-RF Normandie Caen was using.

08.01 102.6  F  R Bleu B N               talk                      F705 BLEU.B.N fair  MH

April 6, 2001

Propagation - Checked Contact FM to confirm their now static RDS. Essex FM insert the current track and artist into RT, the following is the "generic" text.

07.19  87.9  F  Contact FM               pop                       F931 CONTACT_ fair  MH
10.56 102.6  G  Essex FM                 pop                       C686 ESSEX_FM good  MH
                RT: 'Essex FM.. Todays Better Music Mix. Call 01702 438811  +-+-+-+-+'

April 5, 2001

Propagation - More local RT.

22.31  96.6  G  Mercury, St Albans       pop                       C786 MERCURY_ good  MH
                RT: 'TODAY'S BETTER MUSIC MIX FOR SOUTH HERTFORDSHIRE'

April 4, 2001

Propagation - Nothing special so caught up on some local RT.

13.46  94.9  G  BBC London Live          talk, music               CC11 BBCLondn excel MH
                RT: 'BBC London Live 94.9: news sport travel entertainment and comedy'
13.47  95.8  G  Capital FM, London       pop                       C586 CAPITAL_ excel MH
                RT: ' 95.8 Capital FM - London's Number One Hit Music Station        '
14.04 107.8  G  Thames Radio             pop                       C6B0 _THAMES_ good  MH
                RT: 'YOUR MUSIC / YOUR NEWS / YOUR STATION /........................ '
14.06 multi  G  BBC Three Counties R     talk                      C711 BBC_3CR_ good  MH
                RT: 'News, Talk & Music from the BBC  for Beds, Herts & Bucks        '

April 3, 2001

Propagation - Not a lot happening today, but I enjoyed having the FM8 rotatable once again thanks to a new Yaesu G1000DXC rotator - perhaps a little overspecified, but it should do the job well.

11.16 106.0  G  Century FM               pop, talk                 C3AB CENTURY_ fair  MH
12.43  96.2  G  Mix 96                   pop                       CD86 _MIX_96_ good  MH
                RT: 'MIX 96 - Bucks Best Music live from Aylesbury 24 hours a day'
13.36 106.4  G  Bright 106.4 FM          pop                       C998 _Bright_ fair  MH
                RT: 'Music and News for Mid Sussex.......                            '
20.31  95.5  G  BBC R Bristol            talk                      C412 BBC_Bstl weak  MH

April 2, 2001

Propagation - Minor tropo overnight to the usual northern French outlets. Contact FM was in as usual, though I only noted one PS Name CONTACT_ ... they used to have rotating PS data.

09.14  87.9  F  Contact FM, Montreuil    pop                       F931 CONTACT_ fair  MH
23.43  89.6  G  Touchdown FM, London (pirate)                      3331 T-DOWN-- fair  MH
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