DX Radio DX News - December 2001

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

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

December 31, 2001

Propagation - So try 94.0 MHz, which is fairly clear overnight.

11.26  94.0 FIN YLE-2 (multi site)                                 6202          brief MH

December 30, 2001

Propagation - Nothing noted on 87.8 MHz either.

December 29, 2001

Propagation - Tried matching reception with John F ... but nothing noted on 88.0 MHz.

December 28, 2001

Propagation - Pings again throughout the day.

07.35  87.7 POL PR2 Konin                                          3222          brief MH
09.33  87.7 POL PR2 Konin                                          3222          brief MH
15.28  87.7  S  SR P1, Halmstad                                    E201          brief MH
22.20  87.7 POL PR2 Konin                                          3222          brief MH

December 27, 2001

Propagation - Fewer pings, but also some more adjacent channel interference.

10.07  87.7 POL PR2 Konin                                          3222          brief MH
12.25  87.7  S  SR P1, Halmstad                                    E201          brief MH

December 26, 2001

Propagation - Still going well.

03.45  87.7 SVK Fun Radio, Kosice                                  2311          brief MH
10.30  87.7 POL PR2 Konin                                          3222          brief MH
10.54  87.7 POL PR2 Konin                                          3222          brief MH
18.47  87.7  S  SR P1, Halmstad                                    E201 -SR_P1-_ fair  MH

December 25, 2001

Propagation - Several Poland pings today.

02.16  87.7 POL PR2 Konin                                          3222          brief MH
03.14  87.7 POL PR2 Konin                                          3222          brief MH
05.57  87.7 POL PR2 Konin                                          3222          brief MH
16.18  87.7 POL PR2 Konin                                          3222          brief MH

December 24, 2001

Propagation - 87.7 MHz is largely clear at the moment, so tried that channel for a change.

06.13  87.7  S  SR P1, Halmstad                                    E201          brief MH
07.44  87.7  S  SR P1, Halmstad                                    E201          brief MH
08.14  87.7  F  Fr Musiques, Strasbourg                            F202          brief MH
10.32  87.7  F  Fr Musiques, Strasbourg                            F202          brief MH
19.16  87.7 POL PR2 Konin                                          3222          brief MH

December 23, 2001

Propagation - Nothing noted on 89.4 MHz.

December 22, 2001

Propagation - Several pings to Poland this morning - both the usual stations on 89.4 MHz.

06.18  89.4 POL Radio Zet, Luban                                   3205 RadioZ   brief MH
08.32  89.4 POL PR2 Krakow                                         3222   WO     brief MH

December 21, 2001

RDS - Noticed that Mercury on 102.7 MHz has changed PI code to C9B5, presumably also 97.5 MHz has this PI.

00.01 102.7  G  Mercury FM                                         C9B5 MERCURY_ fair  MH
                RT: 'TODAY'S BETTER MUSIC MIX        IN SURREY AND SUSSEX            '
01.06  96.1  G  BBC Solent                                         C912 BBC_Slnt fair  MH
                RT: 'BBC Radio Solent                ...the sound of the South       '
01.11  96.4  G  The Eagle, Guildford                               C694 964EAGLE good  MH
                RT: '  THE EAGLE Today's Best Music  www.964eagle.co.uk  01483 451964'
01.17 104.9  G  X F M, London                                      C0B8 _X_F_M__ good  MH
                RT: 'LONDON'S 104.9 XFM  '
01.19  96.6  G  Mercury FM, Watford                                C786 MERCURY_ good  MH
                RT: 'TODAY'S BETTER MUSIC MIX FOR SOUTH HERTFORDSHIRE'
01.50  96.2  G  Mix 96, Aylesbury                                  CD86 _MIX_96_ fair  MH
                RT: 'MIX 96 - Bucks Best Music live from Aylesbury 24 hours a day    '

Longwave - New Isle of Man longwave station to broadcast from Radio Caroline's old offshore location.

STATION GETS RADIO CAROLINE'S OLD SPOT

GOVERNMENT has given the green light for a long wave radio transmitter to be stationed
five miles off the coast of Ramsey in the same spot used by Radio Caroline in the 1960s.

Isle of Man International Broadcasting has received approval in principle from the 
territorial sea committee to position a platform with the transmitter and antenna at the site.

It will mean the creation of between 40 and 50 jobs in the north of the Island.

The firm had originally wanted to build a mast at Ayre but this was opposed by residents,
Bride Commissioners and Ayre MHK Edgar Quine.

The Council of Ministers threw out the plans in January this year following a public inquiry.

IoMIB founder Paul Rusling revealed news of the off-shore site at the firm's annual meeting
last night. He said: 'The station is expected to launch towards the end of 2002 and we are
looking at employing between 40 and 50 staff, both full-time and part-time.'

The cost of the unmanned platform and equipment will be around the £5.25 million mark,
while promoting the station and working capital mean it's a £12 million project, the
funds for which Mr Rusling says will be fully raised early in the new year.

The station's studio and offices will be situated in Ramsey.

Mr Rusling added: 'The launch will bring greater diversification to the Island's economy,
helping the further development of the north of the Island by bringing a significant number
of all year round jobs to Ramsey while generating substantial revenue for the Treasury.'

Marketing director Geoff Holliman said: 'The project has a lot to offer the Island,
particularly post foot-and-mouth and September 11.

'More than ever the Isle of Man needs a powerful voice and our radio station, reaching into
millions of homes, will sharpen the Island s international focus.'

From http://www.iomonline.co.im

December 20, 2001

Propagation - A few more pings today, including one large one to Poland.

08.59  89.4 POL PR2 Krakow                                         3222 *D       brief MH
09.13  89.4  S  SR P1 (multi-site)                                 E201 -S       brief MH
12.27  89.4 POL PR2 Krakow                                         3222 *DWOJKA* fair  MH
                RT: '                            odleglos    7/85'
14.37  89.4  S  SR P1 (multi-site)                                 E201       -_ brief MH

Atlantic 252 - Farewell Atlantic 252, Hello TeamTalk 252. The following text appears on the old www.atlantic252.com website.

TEAMtalk Media Group acquired dance music station Atlantic 252 in December 2001 and will
rebrand it TEAMtalk 252 and relaunch as a non-stop sports station on 25th Feb 2002.

Station Formation
TEAMtalk 252, Britain's first national radio station truly dedicated to sport. Providing
opinionated, fan-friendly, entertaining and informative coverage of all UK football, rugby,
racing, cricket and major sporting events, it will also give a voice to specialist sports.

Broadcasting 24/7, the station will have mass appeal to all sports fans wanting to hear
the latest results and analysis as well as 'back page' style authoritative opinion, in a
distinctive and highly entertaining style.

Audience participation will be key with phone-ins, e-mails, dedications, votes, polls and
guest reporting and presentation spots for both prominent sporting personalities and sports
fans.

Contact details
252Newsdesk@teamtalk.com or telephone 0044 (0)113 399 2007
252Sales@teamtalk.com or telephone 0044 (0)207 691 5252

December 19, 2001

Propagation - Meteor log.

11.50  89.4 NOR NRK 1, Nordfjordeid                                F201          brief MH

RSL - Music TAP are an RSL on-air from Harrow on 87.9 MHz. Just about audible here with Asian music on horizontal polarisation - Shine dominates on the vertical. They're quoting musictap@hotmail.com as their email address.

17.57  87.9  G  Music TAP, Harrow        talk, music               C095 T_A_P_-Y weak  MH

London Pirates - Shine FM and Garage still have different PI codes, although Garage appears to relay Shine off-air.

16.51  87.9  G  Shine 87.9 FM                                      DCBC SHINE_FM good  MH
16.52  92.7  G  Garage FM                                          DCBB GARAGE__ good  MH

December 18, 2001

Propagation - Nothing noted on 89.4 MHz.

December 17, 2001

Propagation - Couple of meteor pings.

05.15  89.4 POL PR2 Krakow                                         3222   WOJK   brief MH
11.39  89.4 NOR NRK 1, Nordfjordeid                                F201          brief MH

December 16, 2001

Propagation - Just a Polish ping today, rather than all Sweden as recently.

13.41  89.4 POL PR2 Krakow                                         3222   WOJKA* brief MH

December 15, 2001

Propagation - Less RDS-ing meteor pings today.

15.12  89.4  S  SR P1 (multi-site)                                 E201          brief MH

December 14, 2001

Propagation - Geminid meteor shower well underway.

07.55  89.4  S  SR P1 (multi-site)                                 E201          brief MH
08.03  89.4  S  SR P1 (multi-site)                                 E201          brief MH
                RT: '                       D    tsan    ssna'
08.16  89.4  S  SR P1 (multi-site)                                 E201          brief MH
09.16  89.4 NOR NRK 1, Nordfjordeid                                F201          brief MH

December 13, 2001

Propagation - Back to monitoring 89.4 for meteor pings without France Musique blasting it away.

05.05  89.4  S  SR P1 (multi-site)                                 E201          brief MH
11.46  89.4  S  SR P1 (multi-site)                                 E201          brief MH
18.07  89.4  S  SR P1 (multi-site)                                 E201          brief MH
19.33  89.4  S  SR P1 (multi-site)                                 E201          brief MH

December 12, 2001

Propagation - Tropo largely gone today, just some regular French and Belgian stations.

December 11, 2001

Propagation - Overnight initially found very good signals from the West ... Wiltshire and Wales down the "M4 corridor". Then noticed good signal from BBC Newcastle on 95.4, and discovered a variety of other stations previously unheard here. In the afternoon, it was East Anglia's turn for the prime region.

02.46  96.8  G  BBC R Cymru, Llangollen  talk                      C327 BBCymru. good  MH
02.46 103.6  G  BBC Swindon              5 live intv ex N Zealand  CA12 BBC_Swin good  MH
02.47 104.3  G  BBC Wiltshire            same as 103.6             CC12 BBC_Wlts good  MH
                RT: 'BBC Wiltshire Sound             ...It's Your Voice              '
02.48 104.0  G  BBC Hereford & Worcs     5 live intv's             C513 BBC_H&W_ good  MH
02.50  95.2  G  BBC Oxford               5 live intv's             CB11 BBC_Oxfd good  MH
02.51  95.4  G  BBC Newcastle            5 live intv's             CA14 BBC_Nwcl fair  MH
02.54 103.2  G  Alpha 103.2 Darlington   adverts, pop, IDs                       weak  MH
03.04  96.9  G  Viking FM, High Hunsley  promo for breakfast show                weak  MH
03.16  96.3  G  R Aire, Leeds            Retro Year, pop, IDs                    fair  MH
03.26  97.1  G  Buzz 97.1, Birkenhead    pop, adverts, IDs                       weak  MH
03.34  96.2  G  Trent FM, Mapperley Rdg  All night music mix, ads                fair  MH
03.43 102.6  G  Signal 1, Alsagers Bank  pop, ID                                 weak  MH
03.57 102.0  G  The Bear, Stratford      pop                       C686 THE_BEAR good  MH
                RT: 'FM102 The Bear ... Greatest Hit Music - Latest Local News       '
04.01 102.8  G  Wyvern FM, Malvern       end of news, Wyvern FM wx               fair  MH
04.04 105.1  G  Galaxy 105, Emley Moor   "Non Stop Galaxy"                       weak  MH
04.12 104.9  G  BBC Leics, Copt Oak      5 live relay                            fair  MH
04.14 104.7  G  Minster FM, Acklam Wold  jingle, pop               CC86 MINSTER_ fair  MH
04.17 100.7  G  Heart FM, Sutton Coldfield  pop                    C3A6 HEART_FM good  MH
                RT: ' Radiotext messages will appear  here......                     '

11.05 104.9  G  XFM, London              pop                       C0B8 _X_F_M__ good  MH
                RT: 'LONDON'S 104.9 XFM  '

15.34 106.8  G  Lite FM, Gunthorpe       adverts, jingles, pop, ID C599 LITE*FM* good  MH
                RT: 'Good Company - Great Music - For Peterborough 24Hrs A Day       '
15.45 102.7  G  Hereward FM, Gunthorpe   pop                       C786 HEREWARD good  MH
15.45 102.0  G  Broadland FM, Stoke Hy X pop                       C486 Broadlnd good  MH
16.05  96.7  G  KLFM, Great Massingham   pop, travel nx, ad's      C6B5 KLFM96.7 good  MH
                RT: 'THE SOUND OF    WEST NORFOLK    CLASSIC HITS,NEWS & INFORMATION '
16.11  97.1  G  SGR Ipswich              pop                       CA86 SGR_IPS_ good  MH
16.30  97.0  G  Mercia FM, Shilton       sport, travel, ads, pop                 fair  MH
16.43  97.2  G  Beacon FM, Turner's Hill traffic nx (103.1 inaudible)            weak  MH
16.45  95.7  G  BBC Cambridge, Peterbro' phone-in, ID jingle                     fair  MH
16.52 107.9  G  Fusion Radio, Oxford     "This is Fusion R Oxford"               poor  MH
16.54 107.4  G  Connect FM               Build your business                     poor  MH
16.57 107.0  G  Oak FM                   phone us with your req's                poor  MH
17.14  97.4  G  Fox FM, Farthinghoe      pop, ID, carol            C5B7          fair  MH
17.22  96.6  G  Northants 96             ID, pop, jingles                        fair  MH
19.57  97.2  G  GWR FM, Blunsdon         adverts, Hot Goss                       fair  MH
20.08  98.6 BEL VRT 2, Egem              Radioplay                 6302 RADIO_2_ good  MH
                RT: 'DE GROTE BEER: actief verzoekprogramma voor thuis en onderweg   '
20.10  96.5  D  BFBS, Langenberg         pop, IDs, Nick Foster DJ                good  MH
20.11 101.1 BEL RTBF 2, Wavre            songs                     6352 WALLONIE good  MH
20.11 101.8 BEL RTBF 2, Tournai          songs                     6352 WALLONIE good  MH
20.11  92.3 BEL RTBF 2, Anderlues        songs                     6352 WALLONIE good  MH
20.14 106.7  D  WDR1, Langenberg         rock music, YL DJ         D391 EINSLIVE fair  MH
massive signals from Lille transmitters on 88.7 94.7 98.0 103.7 105.2
20.20 104.6 BEL RTBF 21, Tournai         pop music                 6354 RADIO_21 good  MH
20.24  90.4 BEL VRT3, Egem               classical music           6303 __Klara_ good  MH
                RT: 'PODIUM - het brede concertleven, live in uw huiskamer           '
20.25  96.6 BEL RTBF 3, Anderlues        classical music           6353 MUSIQUE3 good  MH
20.37 102.1 BEL VRT Studio Brussel, Egem reggae music              6304 STU_BRU_ good  MH
                RT: 'BOUNCE - TLP & Dors                                         '
20.44  95.1  D  WDR3, Langenberg         classical music           D393          fair  MH
20.46  89.3  D  HR3, Gr Feldberg         pop, YL ID                              fair  MH
21.20  95.7 BEL VRT 1, Egem              easy listening            6301          fair  MH
21.35 101.4 BEL VRT Studio Brussel, Genk reggae music                            fair  MH
21.36 102.6 BEL RTBF 3, Tournai          classical music           6353 MUSIQUE3 good  MH
21.44 103.9  F  Europe 1, Boulogne       OM wx "tres tres froid"   F213          fair  MH
22.57 104.7  D  WDR 1, Nordhelle         end of prgm abt Finland   D391 EINSLIVE fair  MH

RSL - R Ramadan East London noted this evening on its allocated 87.7 MHz.

23.54  87.7  G  R Ramadan East London    talk, adverts                           weak  MH

December 10, 2001

Propagation - Tropo continued today, mainly to Holland, but also Belgium and Germany. Most of yesterday's stations heard again today, but weaker.

London Pirates - Shine FM changed PI code since yesterday.

14.32  87.9  G  Shine 87.9 FM                                      DCBC SHINE_FM good  MH

December 9, 2001

Propagation - Tropo today, mainly to Holland, but also Belgium and Germany.

14.20  96.8 HOL NOS 3, Lopik             pop, "Drie FM"                          good  MH
14.24  92.6 HOL NOS 2, Lopik             easy listening music      8202 RADIO_2_ good  MH
                RT: 'AVRO: Het Steenen Tijdperk" '
                AF: 92.6 : 87.7 87.9 88.0 88.2
14.31  87.7 HOL NOS 2, Wieringermeer     // 92.6                                 fair  MH
14.32  88.0 HOL NOS 2, Smilde            // 92.6                                 weak  MH
14.36  94.2 BEL VRT 1, Schoten           pop, OM talk                            fair  MH
14.54 103.1  D  R ffn, Aurich            rock music, IDs                         fair  MH
16.55 107.3  D  Ostseewelle, Schwerin    news, wx, ID, Bellini sx                fair  MH
16.59 107.9  D  WDR1, Munster            pop, ID, news "Eins Live"               fair  MH
17.02 105.5  D  WDR1 (2 sites)           weather, ID, jingles                    fair  MH
17.03 103.2  D  NDR1, Rosengarten        news, football, ID, Beatles             fair  MH
17.06 102.8  D  DLF, Wesel               OM talk, ID, weather                    fair  MH
17.10 102.3  D  R ffn, Steinkimmen       pop, jingle ID            D388 __ffn___ good  MH
17.13 102.1 BEL St Brussel, Egem         pop                       6304 ST       fair  MH
17.15 102.0  D  DLF, Lingen              news                      D210 __DLF___ good  MH
17.16 101.8  D  DLF, Aurich              news // 102.0             D210 __DLF___ good  MH
17.18 100.7 HOL Skyradio, Lopik          pop music                 83C6 SKYRADIO good  MH
                RT: 'Marc Anthony - Tragedy - Sky Radio                              '
17.26  96.8 HOL NOS 3, Lopik             OM/YL talk                8203 NCRV_3FM good  MH
17.27  96.2 HOL NOS 3, Markelo           OM/YL talk // 96.8                      fair  MH
17.37 103.4  D  R ffn, Osnabruck         pop, phone calls //103.1                fair  MH
17.45  89.0 BEL R Donna, Schoten         pop, IDs                                good  MH
18.31  94.4  D  Radio 3, Steinkimmen     classical music           D383 RADIO_3_ good  MH
                RT: 'Radio 3                                                         '
18.35  91.1  D  NDR1, Steinkimmen        pop, English carol        D681 NDR1_NDS good  MH
18.40  99.8  D  NDR2, Steinkimmen        rock/pop, ID                            fair  MH
22.58 100.7 HOL Skyradio, Lopik          ID's, news                83C6 *NIEUWS* good  MH
                RT: '    weer voor ma    g: h  f bewolkt en droog    4 gr            '
                RT: 'Sky Radio 100.7 FM  Have a Nice Day                             '
23.05  93.4 HOL R Rijnmond, Rotterdam    pop, ID, addr, pop                      good  MH

RSL - R Ramadan East London noted again today on 87.8 MHz rather than allocated 87.7 MHz.

14.55  87.8  G  R Ramadan East London    adverts, ID                             weak  MH
14.57  87.9  G  R Ramadan Sutton         music                                   weak  MH

London Pirates - Rampage on today with RDS. Also Fresh FM noted from Essex.

14.32  87.9  G  Shine 87.9 FM                                      DCBB SHINE_FM good  MH
14.35  93.0  G  Infastep, London                                   9300 INFASTEP good  MH
14.39  90.4  G  Freeze FM, W London                                A000 _FREEZE_ excel MH
14.40  98.1  G  Rampage FM                                         BAD1 RAMPAGE_ good  MH
14.42  99.7  G  Image FM                                           9970 _IMAGE__ good  MH
14.44  92.7  G  Garage FM, London        relaying Shine 87.9       DCBB GARAGE__ good  MH
14.50 103.7  G  Fresh FM                                           FFFF FRESH_FM weak  MH
                RT: 'Fresh FM 103.7 Essex and Kents leading underground station    '

December 8, 2001

Propagation - Tropo building this evening. Best towards the Midlands and the North of England.

07.56  89.4  S  SR P1 (multi-site)                                 E201 -SR_P1-_ brief MH
22.50 107.0  G  Oak FM, Loughborough     pop, ID, news                           fair  MH
22.57 104.2  G  BBC Northampton          talk                      CF11 BBC_Nhtn good  MH
23.00 104.7  G  Minster FM, Acklam Wold  ID, news                                weak  MH
23.01 106.0  G  Century 106, Copt Oak    blank carrier - no news   C3AB CENTURY_ good  MH
23.03  96.0  G  BBC R Cambridgeshire     talk                      C411 BBC_Camb fair  MH

December 7, 2001

Propagation - Couple of RDS-ing pings.

01.53  89.4 POL PR2 Krakow                                         3222 *DWOJKA* brief MH
11.11  89.4  S  SR P1 (multi-site)                                 E201       -_ brief MH

London Pirates - Delight FM noted with Radiotext as well.

22.42 103.0  G  Delight FM                                         FACE DELIGHT_ fair  MH
                RT: 'Delight FM - Bringing you the finest underground flavours       '

December 6, 2001

Propagation - And today, just one good strength burst just crept in before midnight.

23.46  89.4  S  SR P1 (multi-site)                                 E201 -SR_P1-_ brief MH

December 5, 2001

Propagation - Three longs bursts to Sweden today, giving solid RDS for a few seconds.

08.47  89.4  S  SR P1 (multi-site)                                 E201 -SR_P1-_ brief MH
14.48  89.4  S  SR P1 (multi-site)                                 E201 -SR_P1-_ brief MH
16.29  89.4  S  SR P1 (multi-site)                                 E201 -SR_P1-_ brief MH

December 4, 2001

Propagation - Many pings overnight, but mostly very brief.

00.45  89.4 POL PR2 Krakow                                         3222          brief MH
02.05  89.4  S  SR P1 (multi-site)                                 E201          brief MH
09.15  89.4  S  SR P1 (multi-site)                                 E201          brief MH
10.02  89.4 POL PR2 Krakow                                         3222          brief MH

December 3, 2001

Propagation -

06.08  94.0 FIN YLE-3, Espoo                                       6203          brief MH
11.12  94.0  S  SR P2, Motala                                      E402          brief MH
23.07  89.4 POL PR2 Krakow                                         3222          brief MH

December 2, 2001

Propagation - Nothing noted on 94.0 MHz.

December 1, 2001

Propagation - Tried 94.0 again.

13.40  94.0  S  SR P3, Ostersund                                   E203          brief MH
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