DX Radio DX News - March 2002

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

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

March 31, 2002

Access Radio - New accessradio webpage here listing the current and soon-to-be on-air stations on AM and FM in the United Kingdom.

March 28, 2002

March 26, 2002

Star 106.6 - is the new name for Star FM in Slough on 106.6 MHz. RDS: STAR1066

Dream 107.7 - has RDS: DREAM107 since its relaunch.

Ten 17 - has changed RDS back to _TEN-17_ since its rebrand away from Mercury.

March 25, 2002

March 24, 2002

LPAM - I've taken on the UK LPAM (Low Power AM) website from Paul Bowery, and this is the new URL. http://www.dxradio.co.uk/lpam/.

Star 107.2/9 - is the new name for "The Falcon" in Stroud & Dursley on 107.2 and 107.9 MHz. RDS: STAR107_ .

March 21, 2002

Sony SA3ES - Here are some modifications you might consider for your Sony SA3ES tuner. Many thanks to Arto Harjula from Finland for contributing this feature article.

March 20, 2002

RDS - Soul FM is the new name for Active FM on 107.5 MHz from Romford.

00.01 107.5  G  Soul FM, Romford                                   C09E SOUL_FM_ fair  MH
                RT: 'LONDON'S LIFE AND SOUL... RADIO FOR EAST LONDON                 '

Star 1075 - is the new name for CAT FM in Cheltenham on 107.5 MHz. RDS STAR1075

March 19, 2002

Propagation -

07.45 101.7 POL R Plus, Gdansk                                     3200          brief MH
13.29 101.7 POL R Plus, Gdansk                                     3200          brief MH

March 18, 2002

Propagation -

07.50 101.7 POL R Plus, Gdansk                                     3200          brief MH
07.58 101.7 POL R Plus, Gdansk                                     3200          brief MH
09.11 101.7 POL R Plus, Gdansk                                     3200          brief MH

March 17, 2002

Propagation -

06.46 101.7 POL R Plus, Gdansk                                     3200          brief MH
09.10 101.7 POL R Plus, Gdansk                                     3200 344_4444 brief MH
19.45 101.7 POL R Plus, Gdansk                                     3200 TEL._058 brief MH
22.24 101.7 POL R Plus, Gdansk                                     3200          brief MH
23.53 101.7 POL R Plus, Gdansk                                     3200          brief MH

Star 107.7 - is the new station on 107.7 MHz for Weston Super Mare. Used to be 107.7 WFM.

Medway's Mercury FM - Can anyone confirm the RDS for 107.9 & 100.4 MHz, if and when they re-brand away from "Mercury"?

March 16, 2002

Propagation -

02.37 101.7 POL R Plus, Gdansk                                     3200          brief MH
08.45 101.7 POL R Plus, Gdansk                                     3200 _RADIO__ brief MH
11.35 101.7 POL R Plus, Gdansk                                     3200          brief MH
22.17 101.7 POL R Plus, Gdansk                                     3200          brief MH

March 15, 2002

Propagation -

05.11 101.7 POL R Plus, Gdansk                                     3200          brief MH
07.44 101.7 POL R Plus, Gdansk                                     3200          brief MH
09.29 101.7 POL R Plus, Gdansk                                     3200 _RADIO__ brief MH
11.42 101.7 POL R Plus, Gdansk                                     3200          brief MH

March 14, 2002

Propagation -

00.15 101.7 POL R Plus, Gdansk                                     3200          brief MH
07.34 101.7 CZE CR-2 Plzen                                         232E __CR_2__ brief MH
08.27 101.7 POL R Plus, Gdansk                                     3200          brief MH
11.17 101.7 POL R Plus, Gdansk                                     3200          brief MH

March 13, 2002

Propagation -

02.43 101.7 POL R Plus, Gdansk                                     3200          brief MH
13.54 101.7 POL R Plus, Gdansk                                     3200          brief MH
21.03 101.7 POL R Plus, Gdansk                                     3200          brief MH

March 12, 2002

Propagation - nothing logged on 101.7 MHz.

March 11, 2002

Propagation -

00.38 101.7 POL R Plus, Gdansk                                     3200          brief MH
08.16 101.7 POL R Plus, Gdansk                                     3200 _PLUS___ fair  MH
                PS: _RADIO__  _PLUS___  TEL._058  __4_____
09.50 101.7 POL R Plus, Gdansk                                     3200          brief MH
10.50 101.7 POL R Plus, Gdansk                                     3200          brief MH

Ten 17, Harlow - Can anyone confirm the RDS currently being used as they're re-branding away from "Mercury"?

March 10, 2002

Propagation - Tried 101.7 to get Ten17's RDS. Not strong enough here during flat conditions, but did get Radio Plus in Poland instead.

03.02 101.7 POL R Plus, Gdansk                                     3200          brief MH
06.35 101.7 POL R Plus, Gdansk                                     3200          brief MH
10.34 101.7 POL R Plus, Gdansk                                     3200 _PLUS___ brief MH

March 9, 2002

Propagation - nothing logged on 88.3 MHz.

March 8, 2002

Propagation -

05.13  88.3  S  SR P1 (multi-site)                                 E201 -SR_     brief MH

March 7, 2002

Propagation -

00.39  88.3 POL PR Bis Chotycze                                    3223          brief MH
09.25  88.3 POL PR2 Chrzelice                                      3222          brief MH

March 6, 2002

Propagation -

01.55  88.3 POL PR2 Chrzelice                                      3222          brief MH
09.31  88.3 POL PR2 Chrzelice                                      3222          brief MH
23.08  88.3 POL PR2 Chrzelice                                      3222          brief MH
23.32  88.3 POL PR Bis Chotycze                                    3223 _00_32__ brief MH

March 5, 2002

Propagation -

04.49  88.3 POL PR2 Chrzelice                                      3222 __PR_II_ fair  MH
                AF: 88.3 : 98.8 90.6 91.5 98.1 92.5 95.6
13.38  88.3 POL PR2 Chrzelice                                      3222          brief MH

March 4, 2002

Propagation - nothing logged on 89.4 MHz.

March 3, 2002

Propagation - nothing logged on 89.4 MHz.

Dream 107.7 - Along with the change of name from Chelmer FM, the transmitter site has also changed. It used to be Danbury (TL784054) and is now Church Green (TL779050). The power is still 100 Watts vertical pol only, but the new site is a little higher, their antenna is at the top of the mast, and they no longer suffer attenuation to the SE.

BBC 2002 - is a temporary (6 month licence) station operated by the BBC to cover the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester. The 2 kW transmitter at Saddleworth began test transmission on Friday 1st March, and launches with programmes at 6am on Monday 4th March. The frequency is 97.7 MHz. It has RDS PS: BBC2002_ , PI: C03E and RadioText "BBC2002 - The World's party for Manchester's Commonwealth Games".

March 2, 2002

Propagation - nothing logged on 89.4 MHz.

March 1, 2002

Propagation - nothing logged on 88.3 MHz.

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