DX Radio DX News - February 2002

This is a compilation of all the logs and news items that have appeared on this site in February 2002.

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

February 28, 2002

Propagation - nothing logged on 92.5 MHz.

February 27, 2002

Mediumwave - Still reasonably good night for East Coast North America. Lots of carriers on almost every TA channel, eg 760 800 820 as well as the easier-to-hear ones.

00.30  1520 USA WWKB Buffalo NY          Talk                                    fair  MH

Propagation - nothing logged on 87.9 MHz.

February 26, 2002

Mediumwave - Not quite as good tonight for East Coast North America.

00.30  1180 USA WHAM Rochester NY        Talk                                    fair  MH

Propagation - nothing logged on 89.4 MHz.

February 25, 2002

Mediumwave - Very good night for East Coast North America.

02.10  1010 CAN CFRB Toronto ON          ID over WINS                            fair  MH
02.48  1520 USA WWKB Buffalo NY          talk about Barry Manilow being top      fair  MH
                                         seller artist on Internet stores
02.53  1510 USA WWZN Boston MA           Talk abt US-Canada Olympic hockey final fair  MH
                                         ads for Verbal Advantage and Ameridebt
                                         ID "15-10 The Zone"
03.00  1520 USA WWKB Buffalo NY          IRN News (Information Radio Network)    good  MH
                                         debt advert
                                         Sports Talk brought to you by ESPN Magazine
                                         ID "Business Talk Radio 15-20 WWKB Buffalo"
                                         NASCAR talk victorylaneentertainment.com
03.30  1010 CAN CFRB Toronto ON          ID "News Talk Radio CFRB 10-10"         good  MH
                                         CFRB Traffic and Travel Together
                                         roads still closed in downtown Toronto
                                         celebrations still going on for 5-2 win

Propagation - unusually got an Italian today. Was this meteor scatter or Sporadic E?

11.27  87.9  I  R Camaldoli Stereo (NA)                            5045          brief MH

February 24, 2002

Propagation - nothing logged on 87.9 MHz.

February 23, 2002

Shortwave - Chanced across Radio for Peace International this morning.

07.00  7445 CTR Radio for Peace Int'l    0700 Glenn Hauser's Continent of Media  good  MH
                                         0730 Mailbag
                                         0800 World of Radio

Propagation - nothing logged on 87.9 MHz.

RDS - R Ceredigion - now has RDS details listed in the latest Radio Authority Technical Parameters. PS name : CEREDIGN and PI code : CBB0. Anyone confirm whether or not they're actually using RDS yet? (Thanks, Vinnie)

February 22, 2002

Propagation - nothing logged on 88.3 MHz.

February 21, 2002

Propagation -

01.45  88.3 POL PR2 Chrzelice                                      3222          brief MH
09.59  88.3 POL PR2 Chrzelice                                      3222 *DWOJKA* brief MH
21.37  88.3 POL PR3 unknown site                                   3223 *BISKA*_ brief MH

February 20, 2002

Propagation - nothing logged on 88.3 MHz.

February 19, 2002

Propagation -

03.31  88.3 POL PR3 unknown site                                   3223          brief MH
11.42  88.3 POL PR2 Chrzelice                                      3222          brief MH

UK Updates - Real Radio, Yorkshire - will launch on March 25. They're currently running test transmission and promo's on 106.2 MHz (Emley Moor 2.4 kW), 107.6 MHz (Idle 100 Watts) and 107.7 MHz (Tapton Hill 100 Watts). (Thanks, Neil)

February 18, 2002

Propagation -

08.41  88.3 POL PR2 Chrzelice                                      3222 *DWOJKA* brief MH
10.39  88.3 POL PR2 Chrzelice                                      3222 _OPOLE__ brief MH
11.51  88.3 POL PR3 unknown site                                   3223          brief MH

February 17, 2002

Propagation - nothing logged.

February 16, 2002

Propagation - nothing logged on 88.3 MHz.

February 15, 2002

Propagation - Big tropo signals from the Continent this evening across the FM band. Usual French and French language Belgians.

08.13  89.4  S  SR P1 (multi-site)                                 E201          brief MH
10.57  89.4 POL PR2 Krakow                                         3222          brief MH
13.49  89.4 POL PR2 Krakow                                         3222          brief MH
17.35  89.4 POL PR2 Krakow                                         3222          brief MH

22.31 104.6 BEL RTBF 21, Tournai         pop music                 6354 RADIO_21 good  MH
22.32 103.9  F  Europe 1, Boulogne       talk                      F213 EUROPE_1 fair  MH

UK Updates - Dream 107 - is the new name for Chelmer FM broadcasting from Chelmsford, Essex, on 107.7 MHz. Fusion & MFM - in SE London noted with identical programming late last night on 107.3 & 106.8 MHz. Real Radio, Yorkshire - have started test transmissions on 106.2 from Emley Moor. PI:C3A4, PS: __real__ and RadioText: "Real radio 106 - 108 fm Yorkshires best variety of music and talk". (Ray Woodward/BDXC-UK)

February 14, 2002

Propagation - nothing logged on 89.4 MHz.

UK Updates - MusicMan279 - Isle of Man International Broadcasting plc has been awarded the Substantive Broadcast Licence by the Isle of Man Communications Commission to enable IMIB to provide a long wave radio service broadcasting on 279 kHz for a ten-year period. (The Radio Magazine via Ray Woodward/BDXC-UK)

February 13, 2002

Propagation -

08.26  87.7  F  Fr Musiques, Strasbourg                            F202          brief MH

February 12, 2002

Propagation -

12.27  89.4 POL Radio Zet, Luban                                   3205          brief MH

February 11, 2002

Propagation -

10.31  87.7  S  SR P1, Halmstad                                    E201          brief MH

February 10, 2002

Propagation - nothing logged on 94.3 MHz.

February 9, 2002

Propagation -

05.32  87.9  S  SR P1                                              E201          brief MH
16.22  87.7 POL PR2 Konin                                          3222          brief MH

February 8, 2002

Propagation - nothing logged on 94.3 MHz.

February 7, 2002

Propagation - nothing logged on 94.3 MHz.

UK Updates - Star 107.3 - in Bristol has changed RDS PS to STAR1073. (Thanks, Richard)

Chelmer FM - looks to be becoming Dream 107.7 at 8am on February 14th, judging by their website. (Thanks, Vinnie)

TeamTalk 252 - launches 25 February on the longwave channel formerly used by Atlantic 252.

February 6, 2002

Propagation - nothing logged on 94.3 MHz.

February 5, 2002

Propagation -

01.47  87.7  F  Fr Musiques, Strasbourg                            F202          brief MH

February 4, 2002

Propagation - nothing logged on 87.9 MHz - apart from London pirate Shine FM.

February 3, 2002

Propagation -

06.43  87.7 POL PR2 Konin                                          3222          brief MH
18.18  87.7 SVK Fun Radio, Kosice                                  2311 FUNRADIO brief MH

February 2, 2002

Propagation - nothing logged on 87.7 MHz.

February 1, 2002

Propagation -

07.47  87.7 POL PR2 Konin                                          3222          brief MH
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